Island sun
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Title: Island sun
Uniform Title: Island sun (Sanibel, Fla.)
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Publisher: Lorin Visek & Ken Rasi
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Publication Date: 02-10-2012
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FEBRUARY SUNRISE/SUNSET: 7:09 6:17 7:08 6:17 7:07 6:18 7:06 6:19 7:06 6:19 7:05 6:20 7:04 6:21 VOL. 19, NO. 33 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA FEBRUARY 10, 2012 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands Read Us Online at IslandSunNews.com A ASECTIONVintage Valentines At MuseumA display of vintage and antique Valentines cards is on display at the Sanibel Historical Museum & Village. The museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., located at 950 Dunlop Road, next to BIG ARTS. Some of the cards on display Captiva Island Historical SocietyThe Captiva Island Historical Society (CIHS) invites interested donors to join its Founders Circle. Monies will be used to operate the CIHS on a sustained basis. Funds will finance a web site, continue to capture oral histories and develop a self-guided historical walking tour of Captiva Village. The society is an outgrowth of the Captiva History Project which last year produced the film Captiva Memories that was shown to 150 people on April 7. Several months ago CIHS was incorporated as a not-for-profit organization and registered with the state of Florida. A nine-member board has been elected with Jim Pigott as chairman. Computing and scanning equipment was bought, along with a special museum software program to archive documents. An intern currently is preserving valuable historic documents. A new film of oral histories is being completed by filmmaker Rusty Farst. It will be shown to the public in late March. To become a member of the Founders Circle, make a tax-deductible donation continued on page 3Zumbathon To Raise Funds For CROWby Jeff LysiakIslanders looking for a fun way to get fit, while at the same time supporting CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife), are invited to take part in a Zumbathon, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 16 at The Community House. According to Sanibel resident and Zumba instructor Evette Zurbriggen, the idea behind the fundraiser originated from Theresa Kolpakova, a fellow fitness instructor and Zumba enthusiast from Boston. Theresa and her family are returning visitors to the island, said Zurbriggen. They were so impressed with CROW the last time they came, she wanted to help out this year during their family vacation. Zurbriggen, who teaches Zumba three times a week at The Community House, is opening up her class to the public in order to raise funds for CROW. The continued on page 40Linden String Quartet To Perform Beethoven, Ravel At BIG ARTSThe award-winning Linden String Quartet will perform in a classical concert on Thursday, February 16 at 8 p.m. in BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel. Admission is $42 for general admission, $47 for loge seats and children are admitted free with a paying adult. To reserve a childs ticket, call BIG ARTS Marks Box Office at 395-0900.continued on page 57Puttin On The Ritz At BIG ARTS Annual BenefitBIG ARTS is Puttin On The Ritz for its upcoming annual benefit on Monday, February 27 at 6:30 p.m. at BIG ARTS Center. The benefit includes a piano and vocal tribute by Steve Ross to the King of Debonair, Fred Astaire. In a review published by The New York Times, Stephen Holden writes, In his new show, Puttin On The Ritz Mr. Ross focuses on Astaire, whom he has saluted many times in the past. No matter; it never gets old his subtle emphasis on a witty turn of phrase the vocal equivalent of a raised eyebrow makes each small gesture count. Its finally about enjoyment, pure and simple. Ross will be joined on stage on second piano by Bruno Casolari. The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Boler Garden with fine fare catered by The Sanctuary Golf Club. Ross takes the stage with Casolari at 8 p.m., with champagne and dessert to follow in the garden. Tickets start at $150. Call BIG ARTS Marks Box Office at 395-0900 for additional ticket offers. Black and white attire is requested. The evening is being planned by annual benefit chairs Susie Freund and Susan Heisler. Grand Benefactor Sponsor John continued on page 56 Linden String Quartet Susie Freund and Susan Heisler


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 20122 Whats Happening At The House In 2012 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 Rusty Brown $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! Do you have one of these?These new bumper stickers have green color to emphasize that almost 70% of Sanibel is conservation lands and a whimsical heart to signify our island lifestyle. The peel-off back has information about Sanibel that you may not know.They are available at: Baileys General Store Jerrys Foods MacIntosh Books Sanibel Recreation Center Suncatchers Dream Tuttles Sea Shell Shop IS Island Graphics of Sanibel LLC, 2011 O lde S anibel O pen 7 Days UNIQ UE GLASS J E W ELR Y 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. by Anne MitchellSanibel Police Chief Bill Tomlinson, in his annual police activity report for 2011, reported that the most notable trend is that the number of accidents has decreased by approximately 48 percent. There were 88 accidents in 2011, down from 169 in 2010. The long term trend is even more significant, he said. Since 2003, the number of accidents has decreased by 60 percent. There was a 2.5 percent increase in traffic citations issued, up from 1,055 in 2010 to 1,081 in 2011. The total number of crimes reported in 2011 was up approximately 7 percent to 414 from 385 in 2010 and was primarily due to criminal traffic cases. Federally reportable crimes remained flat at 120 for 2011. However, there were two noteworthy statistics: a 33 percent increase in the report of burglaries and a 50 percent decrease in assaults. Overall, the city is still seeing a trend of fewer thefts for the third year in a row, a four-year decrease in assaults and no violent crimes other than those related to domestic altercations, Tomlinson reported. The trend for DUI and drug arrests is showing a significant trend lower over the past four years, Tomlinson said. However, there was a 65 percent increase in DUI arrests from 2010 to 2011. The residency of those arrested on Sanibel in 2011 remains similar to past years, with 25 percent being Sanibel residents, 43 percent Lee County residents, 15 percent Florida residents and 19 percent from out of state or abroad. Sanibel Accidents Drop 48 Percent In Last Year


3 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 2012 Captiva Community MeetingsThe Captiva Community Panel will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 14 at 9 a.m. in the Wakefield Room at Tween Waters Inn, 15951 Captiva Drive. This meeting is open to all interested islanders and the public. Among the agenda items: Land development code update Updating the Captiva Plan and vision statement A Captiva Erosion Prevention District update. A Hurricane Preparedness and Response Committee update. Other matters as necessary. Public participation is invited and encouraged. The next Captiva Community Panel meetings will be March 13 and April 10. Information is available online at www.captivacommunitypanel.com. The Captiva Land Development Code, which has been a long-term effort of the community panel for years, will get its first county hearing on Friday, February 10, beginning at 8 a.m., in front of Lee Countys Land Development Code Advisory Council. This council, made up of land use, development and building experts, advises the county commission on code issues, and is the first stop for any code language seeking to be adopted into the county land development code. This hearing is open to the public; for details and an agenda, email kengooderham@gmail.com. Due to lack of a quorum, Captiva Erosion Prevention District cancelled its monthly meeting on Wednesday, February 8. The next meeting is scheduled for noon on Wednesday, March 7, at Tween Waters Inn. Onyx & Breezy Gala March 4by Jeff LysiakWorld-renowned comedian Bobby Kelton will headline the third annual Island Gala, a fundraiser for The Onyx & Breezy Foundation, on Sunday, March 4 at The Sanctuary Golf Club on Sanibel. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail hour, followed by a three-course dinner, live and silent auctions, dancing and an open bar. Attire will be casual chic. Kelton, who has appeared on NBCs The Tonight Show more than 20 times, is a popular entertainer on the casino, nightclub and corporate circuit. He has opened for such stars as Tom Jones, Aretha Franklin, Paul Anka and Gladys Knight, among many others. The Onyx & Breezy Foundation, created in 2004 by part-time Sanibel Island residents Mark and Wanda Shefts to honor the memory of their two Labrador retrievers, assists domestic animals in a variety of ways. The foundation lends financial support to the funding of equipment for medical facilities, much needed research and organizations that benefit animals. It also helps provide medical treatment for animals where hardship is present. More than 150 guests attended last years gala, which raised $65,000 for the foundation. All proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the welfare of animals. Tickets for the third annual island gala, priced at $150 each, are available by calling 850-9998 or by sending an e-mail to trustees@onyxandbreezy.org. Checks may also be sent to The Onyx & Breezy Foundation, P.O. Box 130, Sanibel, FL 33957. Reservations are requested by February 25. To learn more, visit www.onyxandbreezy.org. From page 1Historical Society to the Captiva Island Historical Society at one of three levels: Scholar, $5,000; Historian, $2,500, and Archivist, $1,000. Founders Circle members will be recognized on the CIHS web site, receive a DVD of the new film in production, have a reserved seat at the showing of the film, and be a guest at the Founders Circle Party on March 8 at the home of Gaye and Jim Pigott, The board of the CIHS consists of Molly Barbee, Mike Boris, Dave Jensen, Meri Kulina, Debby MacKenzie, Jim Pigott, Cindy Sargent, Shirley Stanton and Phill Urion. Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 20124 Old Valentines Being Displayed At Sanibel Historical Museum & VillageThe Sanibel Historical Museum & Village is displaying hundreds of old, vintage and even antique valentines through its seven historic buildings. According to the Postcard and Greeting Card Museum, written valentine greetings began to appear after 1400. The oldest valentine in existence was made in the 1400s and is displayed in the British Museum. In the early 1800s, valentines began to be assembled in factories. Early manufactured valentines were black-andwhite pictures painted by factory workers. Fancy valentines were made with real lace and ribbons, with paper lace introduced in the mid-1800s. As the 20th century approached, valentines were being made entirely by machine. In 1850, Esther Howland, an American printer and artist, was among the first to publish and sell valentines in the United States. A card company named Norcross became one of the first companies to manufacture valentines in the early 1900s. With the exception of Christmas, Americans exchange more cards on Valentines Day than any other time of year. Come see some valentines from yesteryear at the Sanibel Historical Museum & Village Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults; children 18 and younger are free, as are members. The museum is located at 950 Dunlop Road, next to BIG ARTS. Some of the very old valentine cards that will be on display at the museum Charming valentines often had moving parts and surprise flaps that revealed romantic gifts 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 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. 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. Sanibel Sanibel Beauty Beauty Salon Salon FREE Emergency FREE Emergency Chocolate with the Chocolate with the purchase of any purchase of any Gift Certi cate! Gift Certi cate! (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 SWIMWEAR & SPORTSWEAR Come In and visit us at Come In and visit us at Anchor Pt. Plaza Anchor Pt. Plaza (NEXT TO BANK OF THE ISLANDS ACROSS (NEXT TO BANK OF THE ISLANDS ACROSS FROM HEART OF THE ISLAND) FROM HEART OF THE ISLAND) Open 5 Days A Week from 10am 5pm Open 5 Days A Week from 10am 5pm Closed Sunday & Thursday Closed Sunday & Thursday 239-395-0393 239-395-0393 1633 Periwinkle Way 1633 Periwinkle Way Your very own OUTLET STORE OUTLET STORE without leaving the island! Up To Up To 90% OFF 90% OFF


5 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 2012After touring the village, stop in the gift shop, located in the old Baileys General Store, where special valentines particularly appropriate for Sanibel are for sale oneof-a-kind sailors valentines. There are a variety of shapes including hearts and sizes. These are only available at the gift shop, handcrafted by Texas artisans Jim and Rose Prestigiacomo. Once a month, the couple visits Galveston, where Rose collects the small shells that will be used in her creations. Rose is an award-winning shell artist and Jim builds the custom wood display frames that encase Roses shell designs. A valentine made of seashells really says Sanibel. The gift shop is also offering a gift with purchase of any sailors valentine while supplies last: a small mesh gift bag, white with red hearts, containing local Sanibel shells collected by museum staff and volunteers. Its In The Bag Auction Will Benefit Sanibel Historical Museum & VillageIts In The Bag is a luncheon, fashion gala and auction to be held on Tuesday, February 21 at The Sanctuary Golf Club. The event will feature clothes and wonderful stories from the late 1950s to the 1990s about life and happenings on Sanibel. The event will also feature both a live and silent auction. Some of the auction items will include: A $1,000 gift certificate from Congress Jewelers and lunch for two with Larry Congress at the Thistle Lodge. Larry will share his history on Sanibel beginning in 1981, when he started his first business at Casa Ybel. Coffee, tea and red velvet cupcakes for eight people with Katie Gardenia. During the occasion, Katie will share island history and her memories of her days on Sanibel and Captiva. A five-course dinner for eight people served in your own home donated, planned (with your input) prepared and serviced by Leslie Adams, Sanibel caterer. A boat cruise to Useppa Island with lunch at the Collier Inn for six people. A Sunday champagne brunch for six people at Cips Place. A two-night stay at the Island Inn. Golf, cart and lunch for four at The Sanctuary Golf Club. 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; and Silver Sponsors Barrier Island Title Services, Inc. and Sanibel Captiva Community Bank. Proceeds from Its In The Bag will benefit the Sanibel Historical Museum & Villages future development. A sample of the sailors valentines for sale at the museums gift shop in the old Baileys General Store Larry Congress in front of Casa Ybel Katie Gardenia with her book that will be an auction item


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 20126 Presidential Historian Will Make Pre-Election Ding AppearanceJust as election drama heats up, Douglas Brinkley, one of Americas most renowned contemporary historians, returns to Sanibel Island for a lecture and dinner in his honor on March 12 at The Sanctuary Golf Club. Ding Darling Wildlife SocietyFriends of the Refuge (DDWS) hosts the exclusive dinner with Brinkley starting at 6 p.m. Tickets are $65 each. History commentator for CBS News, Brinkley is the prolific best-selling author of a number of books, six of which have been listed on New York Times Notable Books of the Year. His works include presidential biographies such as The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America, and a series of histories focusing on American conservation efforts. Besides the latest election news, he will be speaking about his forthcoming works. Brinkley is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair, history professor at Rice University, former Roosevelt Scholar at Tulane and a fascinating speaker. For tickets, call 292-0566 or e-mail director@dingdarlingsociety.org. Douglas Brinkley signing one of his books at last years refuge appearance League Of Women Voters Monthly Meeting The League of Women Voters of Lee County will conduct their next monthly meeting on Saturday, March 3 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, 12601 University Drive in Fort Myers (corner of Summerlin and College Parkway). Sandra Pavelka, Ph.D, director of the Institute for Youth and Justice Studies at Florida Gulf Coast University, will speak on Women In Government: Yesterdays Challenges, Todays Opportunities, Tomorrows Global Leaders. Dr. Pavelkas presentation will include an historical perspective of womens participation in government and appreciation of how women have made a difference. Since March is National Womens History Month, this meeting is an opportunity to recognize, honor and celebrate the achievements of women in government. League members and the interested public should make reservations by calling 466-8381. Cost to attend the luncheon meeting is $20; student rates are available. Sandra Pavelka, Ph.D. Director, Institute for Youth and Justice Studies, FGCU www.trollbeadsuniverse.comFacebook.com/TrollbeadsUS Twitter.com/TrollTweetsUSEvery story has a beadFREE Gift of one Trollbead* with the purchase of any three Trollbeads. Sterling silver bracelet with the purchase of a decorative clasp.TROLLBEADS Valentines Day Event FEBRUARY 10-14 *Free bead of equal or lesser value.1571 Periwinkle Way | Sanibel FL | 239-472-5223 Tahitian Gardens, Sanibel 239-395-5353www.SynergySportswear.comLargest Selection in Southwest Florida Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com


7 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 2012 Shellabration NecklacesShellabration 2012! is an island wide, week-long celebration of the Sanibel Shell Fair & Show, designed as a tribute to the islands shell bounty. The celebration will run from Friday, February 17 through Sunday, March 4, with the Shell Fair & Show running March 1 to 3 at The Community House. Hours of the show are Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Shellabration necklaces are on sale now for $2 each at The Community House or Bank of the islands. For more information on how you can shellabrate, contact Teresa at The Community House at 472-2155 or via e-mail at teresa@sanibelcommunityhouse.net. You can also visit www.shellabration2012.com and www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net. Shellabration! necklaces 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 CASI e Condominium Associations of Sanibel, Inc. COASTAL INSURANCE ALERT COASTAL INSURANCE ALERTGino Littlestone, BB&T/OTC Chris Heidrick, Heidrick & Co. Insurance/SanibelFriday, February 24 e Sanctuary Clubhouse 8 a.m. Registration 8:30 Breakfast Bu et 9-10 Presentation $10 member associations $20 non-membersFor reservations call 334-2138 or e-mail suitors@earthlink.net by Wednesday, February 22nd Sponsored by Damex Emergency Services Contractor Barrage To Play At Fort Myers HSBarrage, a high-energy fiddle fest, weaving together extraordinary musicianship and dance with traces of everything from country to heavy metal music, will bring its show to Fort Myers High School on Friday, February 24 at 7 p.m. Five violinists are backed up with wild and interesting percussions, strong vocals, guitar, bagpipes and expertly executed choreography. The result is a show that blows the doors off Stomp! and Riverdance alike. Created in Calgary, Canada in 1997, this world-beat ensemble tours more than 40 weeks a year and has released seven albums, four DVDs and five television specials to date. Barrage recently celebrated its milestone 2,500th international performance. Over the past 15 years, the group has entertained millions of concertgoers and performed to sold out houses in more than 27 countries. Barrage defies efforts to neatly categorize its style, said Planet Rockwall. The band seems to leave no musical stone unturned. In 2012, Barrage will debut its new album and touring spectacle called Soundtrack of the World. Fresh material highlights the groups virtuoso cast of young musicians performing a jawdropping mix of world music and dance with non-stop intensity. The shows play list ranges from Coldplay to killer reels a musical theatrical extravaganza filled with dazzling choreography and blurring, fast fretwork. The current incarnation of the group consists of Kristina Bauch (violin and tin whistle), Taylor Morris (violin), Kiana Weber (violin), Daniel Pentecost (violin and bagpipes), Lindy Donia (violin), Tim Harley (bass guitar), Charles Bullough (drums) and Phil Smyth (guitar). Dean Marshall is the artistic director. Many bands in the past half century have chosen strange names that dont seem to mean anything, wrote The St. Petersburg Times. The name chosen for the musical group Barrage, on the other hand, is perfectly obvious: Eight high-powered musicians present a barrage of sound and sights when they take the stage. Tickets for the show at Fort Myers High School are $15 for adults and $10 for students and can be purchased by contacting Mark Dahlberg at Markld@ leeschools.net or by sending payment to Mark Dahlberg c/o FMHS, 2635 Cortez Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33901 (include a self-addressed envelope and Mr. Dahlberg will mail you your tickets). Make checks payable to FMHS Band Boosters, Inc. The concert is sponsored by the Fort Myers High School Band Boosters. For more information, call 334-2167 or visit www.fmhsgreenwave.org.


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 20128 INSIDE CITY HALL Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2012 Island Sun USPS 18: Bulk Rate permit paid for at Sanibel, Florida, 33957 Postmaster: Send change of address to Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957 Published every Friday for the people and visitors of Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Distribution: 10,000 12,000 per week (seasonal). Mailed free to Sanibel and Captiva residents every Friday. Subscription prices: Third Class U.S. $50 one year, $25 six months (Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery). First Class U.S. $115 one year, six months $58 (Allow 3-5 days for delivery). Prices include state sales tax. Send subscription requests to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957. The Island Sun will correct factual errors or matters of emphasis and interpretation that appear in news stories. Readers with news, tips, comments or questions, please call (239) 395-1213, or write to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957. FAX number: (239) 395-2299. E-mail: press@islandsunnews.comRead Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.comContributing WritersKaren Bell Kimberley Berisford Don Brown Nick Brown Constance Clancy, ED.D. Suzy Cohen Marcia Feeney Ed Frank Max Friedersdorf Priscilla Friedersdorf Jim George Shelley Greggs Bryan Hayes Dr. Dave Hepburn Craig R. Hersch Jane Vos Hogg Joan Hooper Shirley Jewell Audrey Krienen Cindy Malszycki Marge Meek Capt. Matt Mitchell Bruce Neill, PhD Matt Oakley Ed ONeil Eric Pfeifer Laura Zocki Puerto Gerri Reaves Di Saggau Dan Schuyler Jeanie Tinch PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER PRINTED WITH LOW-RUB, SOYBEAN INK Co-Publishers Lorin Arundel & Ken Rasi Advertising George Beleslin Graphic Arts & ProductionAnn Ziehl Sarah Crooks Kris SeeReportersAnne Mitchell Jeff Lysiak CHR Tenants Plead With Council Over Hike In Utility Ratesby Anne MitchellSeveral emotional tenants of Sanibels housing program, Community Housing & Resources, pleaded with the City Council on Tuesday for help with utility hikes they say in some cases will double their monthly rental costs. While not rent increases per se, the increases result in tenants having to come up with between $119 and $262 per month, said Jan Minarite, a CHR tenant since 1997. They came into play when CHR officials realized the State Housing Initiatives Program (SHIP) had stopped requiring agencies to supplement utility costs. We are trying to find the right place to be heard, Minarite said, adding that the tenants also want to address inaccuracies that have been stated at prior council meetings. Not all tenants face the increase at once. Their leases run annually and the most renewals are due this summer. Myra Jean Gavin said as a result, some will be involuntarily displaced from homes they have occupied for many years because they can no longer meet the financial obligations. She added, It is quite obvious the financial problems of CHR were not created by the tenants. Gavin urged the council to help find solutions for CHR without placing further hardship on the tenants. Thomas Secrest told the council about multiple ailments including degenerative disc disease, that keep him from earning a living. I dont have a relative on the planet, he said. I would gladly give you more money, but I get one check from Social Security. I cant manufacture any money. CHR rents are set at 30 percent of the tenants income, but utility fees arent included in this. Helle Munk-Madsen, a tenant, tearfully told the council, I am a single mother with a disabled child. I am in the lengthy process of waiting for Social Security to approve me for disability. She said back problems keep her from working in her cleaning business, though she does employ some people. I am not out to bash CHR. If we all come together, somehow there should be another solution, added Munk-Madsen, who said she also feared she would end up living in her car because she could not come up with the extra money. Councilman Doug Congress, council liaison to the CHR board, said tenants will be helped individually, to make sure nobody loses their home. At a January Planning Commission meeting, commissioner Phillip Marks, a CHR board member, stated that the hike would amount to $9 to $10 a month. Mayor Kevin Ruane said the city would continue to work hard with CHR, but added that it cannot micromanage the agency that it helps support financially. However, Vice Mayor Mick Denham asked, What is it that council can do and what can CHR do to try to alleviate this situation? Do we just leave it? Richard Johnson, president of CHR, said, The board is very concerned about our extremely low income tenants. We fall within fair housing guidelines. I didnt get involved in this organization to run people out of the program. I stepped in a while back to make sure it succeeds. Council took no formal action on the tenants requests, which were made during the public comment period when walk-ons are heard. But Minarite says one of her goals is to foster communication and accuracy on the issue. Council Shells Out $5 Million To Help Pension Fundsby Anne MitchellThe Sanibel City Council on Tuesday earmarked more than $5 million to improve the health of the citys police and general employee pension funds. Both have been performing poorly in recent years to the point where the liabilities exceed the funds available. The city has been working towards improving those plans by injecting extra cash. After an intense and complex discussion, council decided to pay down the unfunded liability to the tune of $1 million for the police pension fund and $2 million for the general employees fund plus an additional $2 million from unrestricted, unassigned surplus funds to be used by the pension board trustees to further improve the funds status. Council also opted in both cases to pay a lump sum instead of monthly contributions for the rest of this year to save on interest costs. Mayor Kevin Ruane noted that poor financial management by consulting company until two years ago further eroded the pension funds, which have also suffered from market volatility. Councilman Doug Congress, city liaison to the general employees pension board, said the goal is to reach an 80 percent funded ratio. Currently, it is 59 percent funded, which Congress called unacceptable. The cost of unfunded liability is high interest rates. He also said the city should give the pension board the flexibility of using the extra $2 million to lower the assumptions, or apply it to the unfunded liability. City To Address Atlanta Plaza Roadway Woesby Anne MitchellLiam Keeney of Atlanta Plaza presented Sanibel City Council a petition of 40 names, asking for five stop signs on the mile-long unpaved road. Mayor Kevin Ruane said at the Tuesday meeting that council needs staff feedback on the issue before making a decision. He said it will be addressed at the March council meeting. Keeney said this is a gravel road with cyclists and children using it as well as vehicles. The problem is not speeding vehicles, he said, but 30 mph is too fast for the condition of the road. He also said he had received 100 percent approval from neighbors he visited to make the request.


9 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 2012 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 Show runs through Feb.www.ikkimatsumoto.com Ikki Matsumoto Paintings & PrintsBird?, What Bird! Supplying the islands with ART and Fine Framing for over 10 years. Thank You to our loyal customers. 630 Tarpon Bay Rd(near the Over Easy Cafe) Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9-5, Sat. 10-4www.sanibelartandframe.com 239-395-1350 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 precious and few...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 State Fertilizer Bill Fails But Denham Still Not Satisfiedby Anne MitchellWhile Sanibel Vice Mayor Mick Denham who is dubbed Mr. Water Quality for his efforts to keep pollutants at bay was happy with the defeat of a state bill that would have pre-empted local laws regulating urban fertilizer application, he feels another approach is needed. We need a Plan B, Denham told the Sanibel City Council on Tuesday, the day after he flew to Tallahassee to bang on doors and speak out against the bill. I dont know how much longer I can hang on. I have made two trips to Tallahassee in the last week. We have beaten them four years out of five. Denham said the issue will keep surfacing every year because the lobbying continues. There may be better ways to combat it, he feels. SB 604 was killed on Monday in a Senate Committee following the objections of local officials and environmental groups. Denham said Tuesday at the monthly City Council meeting that he is not sure the result was a win because the bill contained some amendments that would have offered a compromise. If I had more time, I might have pushed for a compromise. As it was, he was given 20 seconds to speak before the vote was taken. He praised island residents for their letter writing against the bill. By a 3-4 vote, the Senate Environmental Preservation and Conservation Committee shot down the bill, which would have set statewide standards for the commercial application of fertilizer within urban areas and prohibited local governments from enacting seasonal bans on fertilizer applications, as Sanibel and about 50 other municipalities around Florida have done. Lee County Commissioner Ray Judah, who was in Tallahassee for the vote, called the bill a job killer and noted its possible harm if algae and other water woes chase tourists away. Denham said he now wants to focus on education and public opinion to achieve the goal. One option to pursue was joining with other waterfront communities to contribute to hire a consultant. He asked for a special council meeting to generate ideas for a Plan B. It is going to cost taxpayers more in the long run when we have to clean up our waters, Denham added. Council Chamber Audio Broadcast To Be Consideredby Anne MitchellCity watchers may be able to listen to council meetings without having to go to MacKenzie Hall if the wishes of several council members come to fruition. Councilman Doug Congress on Tuesday said it might be time for the city to install an audio broadcast system in the meeting room. He said hes been asked several times by islanders how they can keep track of an agenda item on meeting days. They have asked when (an item) would come up and if I could text message them when I think it would come up, he said. Its hard to predict how long each discussion will take and people often wait hours for a particular one to come up. Congress added, If it is cost-effective, we should do it. On Tuesday, several tenants of the citys housing program waited for up to three hours for a chance to address council on rent issues. They had no way of knowing when council would reach the public comment section of the long agenda. Councilman Jim Jennings agreed with Congress, saying he has raised the subject several times prevously. Vice Mayor Mick Denham said with budget time approaching, this would be a good time to look into it and the technology is not as expensive as it used to be. We can direct staff to look into it, said Mayor Kevin Ruane. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 201210 Ocean Conservancy CEO Spruill Coming To BIG ARTS Next WeekSanibel Sea School and BIG ARTS will host An Evening with Vikki Spruill at BIG ARTS on Wednesday, February 15 at 7:30 p.m. Ms. Spruill is the president and CEO of Ocean Conservancy, a non-profit organization that educates and empowers citizens to take action on behalf of the ocean. This event provides an exciting opportunity for our community to learn more about issues specific to Sanibel Island. Drawing from Ocean Conservancys over two decades of work in the Gulf region and her own connection to the beaches of Florida, Spruill will address fisheries and restoration in the Gulf of Mexico, ocean acidification, trash in our oceans and how seashells can inform and inspire us to understand and promote healthy waters. Spruill and the Ocean Conservancy team encourage all of us to look beneath the surface to see where the health of our planet really begins: our oceans. From the Arctic to the Gulf of Mexico to the halls of Congress, she leads the organizations efforts to restore the health and resiliency of the ocean through advocating sustainable solutions based on sound science. Throughout her career, Spruill has helped make ocean issues accessible and engaging to the general public. Prior to taking the helm at Ocean Conservancy, Vikki founded SeaWeb, a non-profit organization that advances ocean issues through strategic communications and social marketing. For 11 years, she led the organization in passing regulations to prevent overfishing and shift market demand toward environmentally-friendly seafood. Her work at SeaWeb was built on a 15-year career in public relations, including five years as a senior vice president at Ruder Finn, one of the largest independently held public relations firms in the world. Spruill serves on a number of national advisory boards including The Ad Council, SkyTruth and Tides, and is a frequent speaker on solutions for ocean conservation. She graduated cum laude from Loyola University in New Orleans with a Bachelors degree in communications and received a Masters degree in communications from the University of West Florida. Join Sanibel Sea School in welcoming Vikki Spruill into our community. Together, we can spark a sea change that will allow people to enjoy Sanibels ocean environment for generations to come. BIG ARTS is located at 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel. Admission is $20 for adults, free for students and children 17 and under. To purchase tickets, call the Marks Box Office at 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. Vikki Spruill, president and CEO of Ocean Conservancy Sanibel-Captiva Sail & Power Squadron Conducts Charting Service For BoatersThe Sanibel-Captiva Sail & Power Squadron has more than 13 boats checking out our various local channels for damaged and/or missing markers. In addition, checking by land, information is gathered which the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) will publish on charts and lists of small craft service facilities (typically marinas). Found were damaged and unlabeled or missing markers. Local channel aids are maintained by Lee County Division of Natural Resources and they provided a list of their navigation aids and the location (latitude and longitude) for inspection. Faults are reported to the county and, if applicable, to the U.S. Coast Guard. If a marker or buoy is not to be maintained, it will be reported to NOAA, which provides the information for local charts. These charts can be downloaded by Googling NOAA. Jim Strothers of the SCS&PS organizes the local effort. He is also National United States Power Squadron leader of the national program. Over 400 squadrons are to do a similar activity in their areas of the United States. It should be noted that this effort by the SCS&PS and its national organization is an entirely a voluntary one. Upon completion of the local navigational aid survey, all teams will meet at the Strother residence for refreshments prepared by Bev Strothers. Nationwide, it is estimated that our government saves between $15 million and $20 million from this program. And many boaters avoid damaging their boats and even more serious costs and problems caused by damaged or missing channel markers. Carol Allen, Captain Bob Giller and Joanne Heroy-Giller checking the condition and proper location for navigation aids for the Punta Rassa public launch site and the channel in Punta Rassa Cove, leading on the west side of Connie Mack Island to Port Sanibel. Joanne is using a GPS-WAAS to determine location and Carol notes on a report to be filed with the proper authorities of missing, out of location or damaged navigation markers and buoys. 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


11 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 2012 Republican Women February Dinner MeetingAdinner meeting of Lee Republican Women Federated will be held on Monday February 13 at the Hilton Garden Inn of Fort Myers, 12601 University Drive (corner of Summerlin Road and College Parkway). Social hour begins at 5:15 p.m., with dinner and the program to follow. The guest speaker will be Paige Kreegel, current State House of Representatives District 72 and candidate for Floridas 16th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Cost to attend the dinner meeting is $20 all inclusive (cash bar also available). For reservations, call 432-9389 or e-mail cindylignelli222@gmail.com. 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. AAUW Meetingsubmitted by Pat AllenThe next American Association of University Women (AAUW) meeting, open to the public, will be held on Saturday, February 18 at Royal Palm Yacht Club. The meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. Officer Kevin Farrell will be the guest speaker at the meeting and will discuss Power Against Frauds. Lunch will also be served. Admission to the AAUW meeting is $18 per person. For reservations, call Sondra Marshall at 437-4570. Royal Palm Yacht Club is located at 2360 West First Street in Fort Myers. ae aes JEWELRY GALLERY Karen Bell Dan Schuyler Lily, Gracie & Angel 520 TARPON BAY ROAD | (ACROSS FROM BAILEY'S) SANIBEL, FL 33957239-472-2888 LILYJEWELERS.COMVOTED COOLEST JEWELRY STORE IN AMERICA Voted BEST of the Islands Five Consecutive Years 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 PLUS dinner for two at Il Cielo Ristorante, Italian restaurant. en Bell h uyle r ng e l l l Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com 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 continued on page 22


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 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. FRED GLAZERFred Glazer, 97, of Sanibel, passed away on January 7, 2012. He was born in Manhattan, New York, on May 9, 1914. Soon after his birth, his family moved to the Bronx and then on to Brooklyn. After graduating from New York University, Fred spent five years in the Army during World War II. After the war, Fred met the light of his life, Helen. After they married, the young couple moved to Roslyn Harbor on Long Island, and then to Huntington. There they raised two sons, Robert, now residing in Marietta, Georgia, and John, now residing in Fort Myers. Fred was a loving father, husband, high school math teacher, volunteer fireman, private pilot, dedicated Lions Club member since 1972 and one of F.I.S.H.s first volunteers and board members. Freds mind was as sharp as a tack, and he entertained many islanders with his New York wit and sense of humor. He will be sorely missed by the many friends he made during his 31 years on the island. Memorial gifts in Freds name may be sent to FISH. of Sanibel (Attention: Maggi Feiner) and/or the Lions Club (Attention: Bob Kern). Anyone wishing to join in celebrating Freds life on Sanibel is invited to come to the middle causeway island on Wednesday, February 22 at noon (look for the mylar balloons). For information on the causeway celebration, call Sheila at 437-9437 or 850-7082. OBITUARY 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 THE For more details visitwww.thesanibelbeadshop.com 1101 Periwinkle Way (239) 395-1180 Nature Series ClassesComing in March!Flower Garden Pendant Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 201214 Journeymen Quartet To Appear At Sanibel Community ChurchThe Journeymen Quartet will appear at Sanibel Community Church this Sunday, February 12 at 6 p.m. Come hear the group as they present their spirit and message in the latest of the SCC Porch Concert Series. The Journeymen Quartet is celebrating more than 50 years in southern gospel music and have appeared at The Grand Ole Opry, National Quartet Convention and Dollywood. Members of the public are cordially invited to attend this outstanding community event. Tasty refreshments will be served and a love offering will be received. Bring a lawn chair and a friend, and come enjoy an uplifting outdoor evening. For further information, call 472-2684. The Journeymen Quartet CommunityThrift Stor e CommunityThrift Stor e Miners Plazaat the corner of McGregor Blvd. & GladiolusFurniture Clothing Housewares Art/Antiques Appliances Building Supplies Collectibles225-6529in the old Kiwanis thrift store location, next to Planet Fitness Womens Clothing(excluding boutique)Only$1During February 50%OffMugs & BooksDuring FebruaryOpen Tuesday through Saturday from 9amto4pm 15501 Old McGregor Blvd., Suite 3, Fort Myers, FL 33908Youll love theSAVINGSYoull love theSAVINGS Announcing the reopening of Island Grooming, LLCnow under new ownershipStriving to keep Sanibel and Captivas canines and felines well groomed!(239) 472-7297By appointment only695 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel, FL 33957islandgrooming@gmail.com Staff Angie Goodhand Owner6 yrs. experience groomingKathy Kelley10 yrs. experience groomingCarrie Toothman, Bather www.sanibeldayspa.com 239.395.2220 Valentines Spaaah Day!Massage Advanced Skincare Reflexology Manicures Pedicures Makeup Hair Salonall o ers expire 2/29/12. 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)


15 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 2012 SCUCC And Bat Yam Temple Celebrate Unique RelationshipFor more than 20 years, the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ and Bat Yam Temple of the Islands have enjoyed a somewhat unique relationship. Sanibel Congregational UCC was founded in the 1970s, and as it developed, spent time worshipping in places as diverse as a country club meeting room and the sanctuary of another congregation. Finally, in 1986, the congregation with the help of the denomination built its current facility at 2050 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. Their itinerant beginnings, along with their denominational commitment to ecumenical and interfaith relationships, may account for the fact that the church has served as the island home for a group of Unitarians, a group of Lutherans and, most significantly, Bat Yam Temple of the Islands. Bat Yam was founded in 1991. Under the leadership of their first rabbi, Karen Soria, and their first president, Mel Bleiberg, they too grew in numbers. They affiliated with the Union of American Hebrew Congregations as a Reform Jewish Congregation. Early on they met not only in members homes, but also at the Sanibel Congregational Church where they continue to meet to this day. The congregations have often worked together on projects, including Habitat For Humanity. They were also instrumental in starting Sanibels Shared Scholar program, and annual interfaith lecture series. The late Murray Saltzman, Bat Yams rabbi from 1997 to 2009, and the churchs Pastor Emeritus, Rev. Dr. Ran Niehoff, frequently exchanged pulpits and shared in educational efforts. That tradition is being continued under the leadership of the congregations current clergy, Rabbi Selwyn Geller and Senior Pastor John H. Danner. This weekend, February 10 to 12, the congregations will share a celebration of their relationship. On Friday, February 10 at 8 p.m, Pastor Danner will preach at Bat Yams Shabbat service. He will also join the Temples music director, Dr. Douglas Renfroe, in presenting two musical selections. On Saturday, February 11, the congregations will share a potluck dinner at 5:30 p.m. followed at 7 p.m. by a presentation on Jewish and Christian Views of Marriage, offered by Rabbi Geller and Pastor Danner. On Sunday, February 12, Rabbi Geller will preach at the 9 and 11 a.m. services at the church. Dr. Renfroe and Pastor Danner will also sing, and the churchs Associate Pastor, Rev. Deborah Kunkel, will also participate in the services. Each of the weekends events is open to the public. Reservations for the Saturday potluck dinner are requested and can be made by calling the church office at 4720497. For further information, visit the church website at www.sanibelucc.org or the temples website at www.batyam.org. Bat Yams Potluck Dinners Draw A Nice Crowd Linda Drasnin, Bluma Herman and the membership committee of Bat Yam Temple of the Islands are pleased with the growth of the congregation due to outreach efforts within the community. The pre-Sabbath Service potluck dinner on Friday, January 20, inviting new people to join the congregation, was a huge success with more than 80 people attending. Judging from remarks overheard afterwards, it was the best potluck dinner ever at Bat Yam. On Saturday, February 11 at 5:30 p.m., Bat Yam and the Sanibel Congregational Church will share a potluck dinner, after which Reverend John Danner and Rabbi Selwyn Geller will discuss marriage from Christian and Jewish points of view. On February 24 Bat Yams congregation will honor new members at a special service and Oneg Shabbat, (in English: Sabbath Delight or a small reception during which special treats are served). Potluck chairs Bluma Herman and Esta Berger LOGOS To Hold Presidents NightThe LOGOS kids at Sanibel Community Church will celebrate Presidents Night on Wednesday, February 15. Besides wearing red, white and blue, the youngsters will even explore what our Presidents favorite foods were. This midweek family program is for children ages 3 years through fifth grade. For further information, call Kathy at 472-2684. 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. 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ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 201216 Zonta Announces Six Ways To Win A Chance At The Unique Rafflesubmitted by Dalia JakubauskasThe Zonta Club of Sanibel/Captiva announces an easy and exciting way for participants in this years Peek at the Unique house tour to contribute to the clubs annual fundraiser held on March 24. Those lucky enough to score tickets to this popular event and even those who do not can now purchase raffle tickets through A Chance at the Unique for a shot at six fabulous prizes. Organizers expect the Peek, which features some of the most distinctive and normally inaccessible homes on the island, to sell out this year as it has done in years past. Tickets are $65 and available by calling 888-891-4689. Raffle tickets are just $10 each and available from any club member and will be on sale outside Baileys General Store on weekends in March leading up to the Peek and at the Sanibel Farmers Market on March 18. Raffle tickets can also be purchased on the day of the Peek at its new location at The Community House. Choose your prize at the time of purchase. The drawing will be held the day of the Peek and will include the following exclusive prizes: A seven-night stay at the Sundial Resort for four people. Winners stay Saturday through Saturday at this beachfront condo donated by Zontian Barbara Marti. This prize is valued at $4,000 to $6,000. A five-night stay for two people in a fabulous New York City apartment overlooking the Hudson River. Located on the Upper West Side in a building with a concierge and a doorman, this prize was donated by Zontian Barbara Stevelman and is valued at $1,500. A beautiful vase crafted by Sanibel glass artist Luc Century and a $250 gift certificate to the Watson MacRae Gallery. A day of spa services and a gift basket, valued at more than $500, both donated by The Spa At Tween Waters Inn on Captiva. A Sanibel Sports Package that includes: a bi-plane ride over Sanibel for two, donated by Classic Air Ventures of Punta Gorda; stand-up paddle board lessons and tour for four by Yolo Board Adventures of Fort Myers; a choice of nature tours for four donated by Tarpon Bay Explorers; a days bike rental for four people donated by Billys Bikes; and box lunches for these hungry adventurers donated by Sanibel Deli. This prize is valued at more than $780. A shopping spree worth more than $1,000 donated by island merchants including: Eileen Fisher, Why Knot, Geez Leweez, Nannys Childrens Shoppe, Ace Hardware, Comfort by Design, The Cedar Chest Fine Jewelry, Peach Republic, Sand Castle Gifts and Gourmet, JB Designs and Sanibel Island Books & Gifts. Last years Peek raised more than $74,000, which was distributed by The Zonta Foundation of Southwest Florida as grants to not-for-profit organizations that assistcontinued on page 18 Zontas Six Chances at the Unique raffle poster Zontians Carolyn Gray and Wendy West with Zontas raffle prize poster at the Sanibel Farmers Market 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 Olde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Road239.395.1464 Sanibel Island


17 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 2012 Rotary Happenings submitted by Shirley JewellSome people make mistakes and I did, in last weeks Rotary Happenings column. Not in regard to our guest speaker information but on the date for Rotarys upcoming Arts & Crafts Fair. This is huge! The correct dates are Saturday, February 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, February 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. My penance is once again to repeat, the 29th Annual Sanibel-Captiva Arts & Crafts Fair this year will be held on Saturday, February 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, February 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Not to make an excuse for myself; the date was checked, but with an old website announcement of a previous years fair. Somebody, please, take down this old stuff! That now leads to two associated topics. This week, Joel Ospa, SanibelCaptiva Rotary Club president, unveiled our new official Rotary Club website: www.sanibelrotary.org. Joel, with the assistance of web designer Rebecca Wilson of Beck-Wilson Design, spent many months and hours designing this new user-friendly site. Its pretty much a fact that organizational websites are not often visited by members of their own organization; there has to be something of interest to members posted on the site or an incentive for them to visit the site. In this case of Rotarys new website, accessing club and organization newsletters are key components of usage. Sanibel-Captiva Rotary snowbirds and out-of-town Rotarians planning visits to Sanibel and Captiva are kept informed on service projects, upcoming speakers, pending fellowship dates and current club officers. Web surfers can find out in general about Rotary, the history of the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club, location and time of our meetings, club service projects, donations and inkind service to other non-profits, view current and past newsletters, read about our Rotary Club scholarships and their recipients profiles, and even view pictures of Rotarians having fun. If youre sitting at your computer in the next few days and have a little time, why not check the new site out for yourself at www.sanibelrotary.org. Now back to Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Arts & Crafts Show (by the way, they have their own website: www.sanibelartfair.com). Our top-notch silent auction committee chairs Claire Beckman, Barbara Ellis and Warren Tiegen have mustered up club members and sent them all over the islands to collect exceptional items for this years silent auction tables. Each year, we are astounded by the generosity in giving items for our auction from island businesses; an entire list of donors will be exhibited at the fair. But the committee is allowing me to publish just a few of the items in the silent auction as a teaser: stay-and-play vacations at South Seas Island Resort, Tween Waters Inn, Sanibel Siesta and a VIP Realty property; golf and lunch at The Sanctuary; jewelry from Congress Jewelers and Lily & Company; and a Come Fly With Me airplane ride piloted by Jim LaVelle. Rotary has such a great Arts & Crafts Fair and our exhibitors come from all over the country theres something for everyone... and dont forget to come inside for the silent auction. Sanibel-Captiva Rotary would also like to thank our major sponsors for this event: Gold Sponsor Congress Jewelers; Silver Sponsors NBC-2 Broadcast Group and The Sanctuary Golf Club; and Bronze Sponsors John Grey Painting, San-Cap Community Bank and Volvo of Fort Myers. The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. every Friday morning at Bistro At Beachview, 1100 Par View Drive. If you would like further information regarding the Sanibel Rotary or Rotary International, call 337-1099. A visitor looks at some art offered for sale Artwork for sale Image from the 28th Annual SanibelCaptiva Rotary Club Arts & Crafts Fair Shirley Allen Gallery is proud to present the unique, museum-quality shibori fabrics created by Carter Smith, an internationall yacclaimed fabric artist whose works have been worn by the likes of Elizabeth Taylor, Oprah Winfrey and Jane Fonda. For more than 40 years, Carter has mastered the elaborate shibori technique, which involves pleating and tying fabric, then applying dyes in layers. His resulting garments, tapestries, handbags and rugs are incomparable, brilliantly colored fabric works of art. The whole concept of what Im doing is playing with the fabric, playing with the colors, and creating a unique landscape, said Smith, who formally trained as a professional textile dyer at the University of California Davis. The wonderful thing a bout the shibori process is the more you play with it, the better it gets. According to Smith, the pinnacle of his career came when renown Japanese textile artist Itchiku Kubota purchased one of his shibori creations during a visit to Captiva. Kubota then wore the garment to an opening reception of his artwork at the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. Smith prepares and dyes every piece of silk, enough for a single out t at a time, before his personally-trained seamstress assembles the fabrics in his studio. My desire is to wrap you in color and luxury, added Smith. The best compliment I can get is to hear from women who receive compliments while wearing my work. That means Im doing something right, making a positive difference in their lives. Visit Shirley Allen Gallery and witness the wearable artwork of fabric virtuoso Carter Smith. Shirley Allen Shirley Allen traditional arts in modern avant-garde expression traditional arts in modern avant-garde expressionBeautiful Downtown Captiva Florida shop: 239-472-3506 cell: 239-281-3017 georgeart@comcast.netIn order to nd oneself, one must be willing to be lost, for it is only in losing our way that we nd our way. For if we always knew where we are, we will never know where we can be. Carter Smith Meet Carter Smith Meet Carter Smith


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 201218 Sanibel Uncorked Winter Wine FestThe Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club is presenting its annual wine festival at Lily & Co. with music, a silent auction, a raffle and a cooking demonstration. Sanibel Uncorked Winter Wine Festival will be held on Wednesday, February 22 from 4 to 8 p.m., A wide variety of wines will be available to sample selected by a number of local fine wine distributors. Lily & Co. will have jewelry items for sale. Tickets, available for a $30 donation, can be purchased at Baileys General Store, the Sanibel Caf, the SanibelCaptiva Community Bank and at the door. All proceeds benefit childrens needs for cancer care, scholarships, etc. Call Stan Howard, 472-0836, for more information or to donate auction items. From page 16Zonta Rafflewomen and girls locally and internationally. The Zonta Foundation is the fundraising arm of the Zonta Club of Sanibel/ Captiva. For information, visit www.zontasancap.com. For more information on the Peek click on www.zontasancap.com/ peek/. To CommunityThe City of Sanibels Financial Assistance Program is pleased to report that it had its best fundraiser to date, which concluded with a resounding attendance at our community New Years Eve party. We raised $59,100 because of you! With heartfelt thanks, Barry A. Roth Volunteer Chairman CARD OF THANKS 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 & Dinner 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 8 p.m.472-5323 Call for take out or stay outdoor seating 472-4300


19 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 2012 San-Cap Rotary Club Adds ThreeThe Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club recently inducted three new members. They include Roger Thrifthauser, a retired orthodontist transferring from Batavia, New York; Edward Wheeler, a retired radiologist from Indianapolis, Indiana; and John Mason, a marine biologist transferring from Cooperstown, New York. Rotary brings together business and professional leaders to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. It is a secular organization open to all persons regardless of race, color, creed, gender, or political preference. Rotarys primary motto is Service Above Self and its secondary motto is One profits most who serves best. Roger Thrifthauser, Edward Wheeler and John Mason Live Dance Music, Dinner Buffet At Community HouseJoin your friends and neighbors at the historical heart of the islands The Community House for a delightful celebration of Valentines Day! On Tuesday, February 14, connect with your friends at the annual Valentines Dinner Dance beginning at 6:30 p.m. The evening promises to be a night to remember with the four-piece Danny Morgan Band. The festivities begin with cocktails, followed with a bountiful 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. Tickets are required for this special event and tables may be reserved so neighbors and friends may be seated together. Newcomers and island visitors are all welcome and The Community House will make sure everyone is introduced at their table. The evening is made possible by sponsors Marge and Joe Meek. Tickets are $50 for members and $60 for guests. Memberships are available. Organizers expect a sellout, so call early for your prepaid reservations. The Danny Morgan Band will be playing a wide variety of music from the 1940s through the present. There will be swing, rock n roll, romantic ballads, motown, disco and more. Andrea will be singing, and the featured instrumentalist will be Mark Dupuy playing keyboards, flugelhorn, trumpet, flute, jazz guitar and harmony vocals. 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 on Sanibel. Call 472-2155 for more information. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 201220 Zonta Teams Up With CHR To PaintMembers of the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva are rolling up their sleeves to help freshen up a recently-vacated Community Housing & Resources (CHR) home on Sanibel. The volunteer effort will save CHR money and speed the availability of the home for a new tenant or owner. The Sanibel Caf provided lunch for the volunteers. Currently, CHR manages 73 rental homes at various locations and has an additional 14 in the Limited Equity Ownership (LEO) program. Incorporated in 1979 and recognized by City Ordinance in 1983, CHR is a nonprofit, private corporation which administers the Below Market Rate Housing (not low-income) program for the City of Sanibel. Often described as Sanibels best kept secret, it is a membership organization with a voluntary board of directors and a professional staff, currently, of one fulltime and three part-time employees. LEO is a recent innovation for CHR, which in its more than 30 years of history has focused on providing affordable rental homes to island workers and senior citizens. This initiative opens the door to those who might be outside the income parameters for renting to actually buy a home, with many of the benefits that accrue to home owners. The program was designed to accommodate workers and their families, long-term residents and seniors. There is often a waiting list for rental properties, but since availability varies, vacancies do open up fairly frequently. Applications are available at the CHR office, located at 2401 Library Way on Sanibel. We are very grateful to Zonta for this assistance, said Patti Bohm, administrative manager for CHR. We have only one part-time handyman and he is constantly busy with repairs and maintenance. Bohm added that CHR has a packed painting tote all ready to go, and she would love to hear from other potential volunteers to assist with painting and other maintenance needs. Call her at 472-1189 if you can help. Zonta has partnered with CHR for four years, providing hands-on service, educational support and grants. Zontas mission is improving the status of women, and Zonta grant money has been used to help several women with the closing costs an LEO home. For more information, visit www.zontsancap.com. Zontians Robyn Moran, Ruth Woodham and Carolyn Swiney Sanibel Center 4 LifeMondaysHappy Hour Fitness 8 a.m. Essential Total Fitness 9:30 a.m. TuesdaysPower Hour Fitness 8 a.m. Gentle Yoga 9:30 a.m. Chair Yoga 11 a.m. WednesdaysHappy Hour Fitness 8 a.m. Essential Total Fitness 9:30 a.m. ThursdaysPower Hour Fitness 8 a.m. Gentle Yoga 9:30 a.m. Chair Yoga 11 a.m. FridaysHappy Hour Fitness 8 a.m. Essential Total Fitness 9:30 a.m. 2401 Library Way Phone 472-5743 Open the hours you want 6am-10pm everyday Open the hours you want 6am-10pm everyday 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 MAKE JERRYS YOUR MAKE JERRYS YOUR VALENTINES DAY VALENTINES DAY HEADQUARTERS HEADQUARTERS $ $ 5. 5. 99 99 All American All American Panini Panini Dozen Roses $29.99 Butterflied Maine Lobster Tails $ $ 9. 9. 99 99 each each 5-6 oz. 5-6 oz. While supplies last. While supplies last. Feature Feature of the Week of the Week


21 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 2012 Cycling On Sanibelsubmitted by Don Irwin One of the many delights of life on Sanibel is the extensive network of bicycle paths. Most of the people you meet have large smiles on their faces, obviously enjoying the experience immensely. More often than not, they will give you a quick nod or a hello as they pass, even though it gets a bit repetitive after the 50th gesture of recognition. They trek along on all manner of self-propelled vehicles: uprights, racers, recumbents, three-wheelers, bicycles-builtfor-two, surreys with a half dozen riders pumping madly, mothers with tots in trailers, weehoos with adult up front and child in back... a veritable panoply of humankind. Its a wonderful sight. Riding a bicycle on this island is as significant, I wager, as shelling on the beaches. We have all heard of the famous Sanibel Stoop. Accordingly, I think we might coin a new phrase called the Bicycle Bark. As faster bikers pass the slower ones, they ring a bell, toot a horn or bark out in a loud voice On your left! a sensible custom to warn people to keep to the right and let the faster vehicles pass by. Alas, not everyone is inclined to show a happy face. On occasion, one meets a grim-faced cyclist often on a racer clad in the latest style of spandex costume, moving at lightspeed down the busy paths, and in no mood to be trifled with. Woe betide any wayward cyclists who stop to chat and have the gall to clutter up the throughway. On such occasions we hear a different bark Get off the path! declared with stentorian intonation. The implied message in this is How dare you be so inconsiderate as to get in my way when I am in such a hurry to get from somewhere to somewhere! It occurs to me that if there is a great creator up there somewhere, looking down on our little Eden called Sanibel, he or she must have a special love of cyclists. Bless em all: the tall and the short, the slim and the plump, the young and the old, and yes, even the few grumpy ones. Blessed are they that ride bicycles, for they shall go about in circles. Sanibel-Capva Kiwanis Presents: SPAGHETTI DINNER 2012 SPAGHETTI DINNER 2012 Beneng Island Youth Charies A real Italian Feast, with spaghe, meatballs, our famous homemade sauce, salad, hot garlic bread, wine and soda. ALL YOU CAN EAT! ALL YOU CAN EAT! Saturday, Feb. 25 at Sanibel Community House Dinner Served: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Music, Dancing, Rae & Aucon: Unl 10:00 PM Admission: $8.00 in advance; $9.00 at th e door; Children under 10 eat free. Excing Aucon & Rae Prizes! Excing Aucon & Rae Prizes! Excing Aucon & Rae Prizes! Bikes Electronics Vacaons Dining Jewelery Home Bikes Electronics Vacaons Dining Jewelery Home Bikes Electronics Vacaons Dining Jewelery Home goods Toys Gis Services goods Toys Gis Services goods Toys Gis Services Join your friends and neighbors in the hunt for rae and aucon prizes. With some luck, you might just go home with a new-found treasure! Kiwanis thanks our ne sponsors: Bank Of The Islands Sanibel Capva Tr ust Company Baileys General Store Sanibel Air Condioning/Sanctuary Island Electric/Barefoo t Charlies Painng/Island Photography/Tween Waters Inn Tickets available at : Bank of the Islands, Baileys General Store, Periwinkle Park, Big Red Q Prinng and Kiwa nis members Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or emailpress@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 201222 From page 11Center 4 Lifecords 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. The next meeting is March 14. 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, March 6, 8, 13 and 15, 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. Mahjongg lessons Mondays and Thursdays, March 5, 8, 12, 15 and 19. Leisure Lunchers and Thrift and Consignment Connoisseurs Tuesday, February 14 at 11:30 a.m., Cristofs on McGregor; Tuesday, March 13 at 11:30 a.m., Ball Yorney Irish Pub on South Tamiami Trail. 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. March 5, 7, 9, 12 and 14. 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. Car Fit Workshop with Lee County Sheriffs Department Friday, March 2. Call the center for details. Wheat-free & Gluten-free Products Thursday, March 22 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. 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 continued on page 55 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... 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23 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 2012Sanibel Sixth-Graders Train To Work At Shell Museums Shell Fair & ShowSince early January, 39 Sanibel School sixth-graders, under the guidance of teacher Peggy Drennan and Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum volunteer Sue Sprout, have been learning about shells so they can pass on their knowledge at the museums Sanibel Shell Fair & Show booth, held from March 1 to 3 at The Community House. Each week, the students have been receiving classroom training by reading, watching videos and gaining hands-on experience with various mollusks. They took a field trip to the museum, toured the Great Hall and received a Live Tank demonstration. They also visited the upstairs collections area, where they were greeted by museum director Dr. Jos H. Leal, who thanked the students for representing the museum at the Shell Fair & Show. Natalya Westlake got a head start by becoming a Shell Museum junior docent last fall. I knew some things (about shells) already, she said of her previous training. Ive learned some more things. Westlake also said that she is looking forward to working with the public during the fair. Im hoping that when people come in theyll ask interesting questions, she added, and then Ill learn more myself and they will too. Her classmate, Jacob Atkinson, has enjoyed learning more about mollusks, especially about different species and how they survive in their environment. He, too, is eager to meet shell lovers at the fair and teach them... and tell them what exactly everything is. Itll benefit us, but we live here, so itll benefit the other people that come to visit the Shell Museum, Atkinson said. Shell Museum Offers Free Admission Sanibel School sixth-graders learn about shells from teacher Peggy Drennan and Shell Museum volunteer Sue Sprout. Earn Your FL Boater Certi cate Now!Sign Up ForThe ABC-3 (Safe Boating) Course Topics Covered:Navigation Rules Emergencies Equipment Requirements Charts & Aids to Navigation Piloting Lines & Knots Marine Radio Boat Handling Weather Trailer BoatingBecome a smarter boater and crew member: Learn about local boating and waters with local certi ed instructors!We Make Safe Boating Fun Well Show You How!Call to Register:(Early Registration Suggested)Jack Purse 239-471-7758Sanibel Captiva U.S. Sail & Power Squadronswww.usps.org FEBRUARY CLASS Saturday from 8:30 am to 5 pm 2/25/2012 Sanibel Library In Shellabration of the 75th Annual Sanibel Shell Fair & Show, The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is offering visitors free admission on Monday, February 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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" Joffe To Share 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. Anne Joffe


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 201224 Astronomer Speaks Of Finding A New Earth At Audubon ProgramFor this seasons seventh program San-Cap Audubon welcomes back astronomer John Hicks for a presentation entitled Finding a New Earth on Thursday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m. at The Community House. Calling upon of his photo collection, Hicks will etalk about the efforts under way to find planets in other star systems including a suitable new earth and the research results to date. The subject of this talk affects every single person on Earth. To know that another photosynthetic planet may exist out there even if we can never communicate with it or see it close up will be a monumental historical event. Hicks talk will be in two parts a quick overview of our own planetary system, and then a larger discussion of the research activities, findings so far and the ramifications of the current universal planetary search. If there is one there may be millions more. If there is none, we are truly alone in this universe. But there may be multiple universes. John Hicks, a senior landscape architect from Ontario, Canada, who visits Sanibel every year, is also a renowned amateur astronomer who has designed and built refracting and reflecting telescopes. His interests outside of landscape architecture are managing his 20-acre forest and wildlife area (under a Managed Forest Agreement) and studying astronomy. He has designed a professional observatory which he markets to astronomers worldwide and has written a book entitled Observatory Design and Construction. More recently he has written and published a book entitled Building a Roll-off-Roof Observatory: A Complete Guide to Design and Construction, Springer Publishing, New York, 2008, which is available from Amazon. Utilizing his telescopes and observatory, Hicks has become proficient in solar photography successfully capturing solar and lunar eclipses in addition to the Sanibel green flash. This is the seventh of eight Sanibel-Captiva Audubon lectures to be held in 2012 on Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. All are welcome to attend. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and parking is available at The Community House as well as across Periwinkle Way in the Schoolhouse Theater parking area. A $5 donation is appreciated with proceeds being used to promote conservation on Sanibel and in Florida. For additional information, call Elaine Jacobson at 395-1878 or visit the San-Cap Audubon Web site at www.san-capaudubon.org. One of Hicks photographs John Hicks with his scope 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 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 Reservations Required for All Cruises All Cruises(239)472-5300Cruises depart from beautiful Captiva Islandwww.captivacruises.com Call for departure time THE BEST WAY TO SEE THE BEST WAY TO SEE THE ISLANDS IS FROM THE WATER THE ISLANDS IS FROM THE WATER 10 a.m. Island Cruise to Useppa Or Cabbage Key Adventure Sailing Cruises 4:00 p.m. Dolphin Watch Cruise Beach & Shelling Cruise Sunset Serenade Cruise with Island Musicians


25 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 2012 Shell Museum To Host Meeting For Florida United 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. Shell Museum director Dr. Jos H. Leal will be a presenter at the FUM meeting Calusa Heritage Day Offers Boat Tour OptionTravel by water to the annual Calusa Heritage Day, the largest annual event at Pineland on northwest Pine Island, on Saturday, March 10. New this year, Captiva Cruises is offering a ride from Captiva Islands McCarthy Marina across Pine Island Sound to the docks at Tarpon Lodge. This boat ride creates an easy way for visitors and others on Sanibel and Captiva and even south Fort Myers near the Sanibel Causeway to enjoy a day on Pine Island Sound and also attend Calusa Heritage Day without the hassle of driving, said Cindy Bear, coordinator of Randell Research Center, which hosts the event. The boat will depart McCarthys Marina at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 10. Passengers will get a narrated tour of the harbor and its fish shacks and then have lunch at the Tarpon Lodge on Pineland before attending the festival. The lodge is across the street from the Calusa site. The boat will return passengers to Captiva after a three-hour stay on Pine Island. Fare for the boat ride, tour and admission to Heritage Day is $45; lunch is not included. Reservations are required by calling Captiva Cruises at 472-5300. Calusa Heritage Day is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Calusa Heritage Trail, Randell Research Center, 13810 Waterfront Drive, Pineland. GPS users should input Bokeelia instead of Pineland. Admission is $5 for adults, free to children; Randell center members also are admitted free. Park at adjacent Pineland Marina; handicapped parking is available on site. Free water will be available throughout the day; participants are encouraged to bring a refillable water bottle. Food is for sale by Pine Island-based Little Lillies Island Deli and Mel Meos fish wagon. I For more information about the event, call 283-2062 or 283-2157 or log onto www.flmnh.ufl.edu/rrc/. Randell Research Center is dedicated to archaeology, history, ecology and preserving the Calusa legacy. DeVasure Leads Beach Walkers Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum volunteer Dotty DeVasure, left, identifies shells for Beach Walkers at Algiers Beach. About 60 shell lovers showed up to learn more about shells and to find some treasures to take home. The next Beach Walk is scheduled for Tuesday, February 28 VALENTINES WEEKENDis for LoversDINNERS for TWO!featuringSurf and Turf Maine Lobster Rockefeller and Sirloin.Lovers Seafood Sampler Shrimp Scampi, Sauted Crab Cake, Teriyaki Salmon, And Pistachio Mahi.$44.95 Prime Rib* 12 oz. $21.00 Chowder or salad and choice of rice or potato and vegetable! 703 Tarpon Bay Rd Sanibel Island (239)472-HIKE Open 7 Days 4 PM Fish Mkt. open 11 AM Full Liquor License Complimentary Champagne if seated before 5 PM available Friday Feb. 10 through Tuesday Feb. 14*While they last! Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 201226 Annual Nature Sounds Contest Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation is encouraging local residents, both children and adults, to hone their skills for the annual Nature Sounds Contest. Cackle like a bird, babble like a brook, cluck like a chicken, Its all goodnatured fun. The contest will be held as part of SCCFs Open House on February 20. This early notice will give contestants plenty of time to practice. The contest begins at 11:45 a.m. February 20 is Presidents Day, a school holiday. Nature sounds for all ages The Nature Sounds Contest draws a crowd 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.Crown Royal 750 ml. Reg. $28.99 SALE $23.99Smirnoff 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 $39.99Lunetta Prosecco Reg. $11.99 SALE $9.99Sterling Napa Sauvignon Blanc Reg. $15.99 SALE $10.99Clos Du Bois Chardonnay SALE $10.49 Read us online at IslandSunNews.com SCCF Birding At The PreservesJoin experienced birders on weekly outings to preserves owned and managed by the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation. Both new and experienced birders will enjoy a variety of birds in a diversity of wildlife habitat. Botany enthusiasts are also welcome to help identify plants along the trails. All walks begin at 8 a.m., but the locations do vary. The next two Birding at the Preserves outings will be held on February 10 at Pick Preserve and February 24 at the SCCF Nature Center Tract. Pick Preserve is located across SanibelCaptiva Road from the Recreation Center and The Sanibel School. Park at the end near Sanibel-Captiva Road and meet in the Rec Center parking lot before crossing the street. The SCCF Nature Center Tract is located at 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road, one mile west of Tarpon Bay Road. Birding at the Preserves outings are free for everyone to attend. Call SCCF at 472-2329 or 472-4031 for more details.. From page 34Plant SmartCabbage palms, however, with their more contained canopies, have fewer alternative strategies to evade the fastgrowing foliage of the fig. A strangler fig in the landscape calls for an exercise in judgment. On the one hand, its a hurricane resistant native that provides shade and food for butterflies, birds and other wildlife. On the other hand, if its an opportunistic interloper, it might be a threat to existing trees. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. Barn owl photo courtesy of Clair Postmus


27 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 2012 Explore Plants With Weeds & SeedsWeeds & Seeds is a group of amateur botanists who enjoy finding and identifying native plants on Sanibel. Every Monday morning, the group gathers on the porch of the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF), 3333 SanibelCaptiva Road, at 8:45 a.m. Nature walks, lasting for two hours, are guided by a leader with a plant list. Destination habitats include beach, mangroves, wetlands as well as dryer inland areas. The walks are free, but donations for SCCF are welcome. Participants may need parking money as well as a hat, water, sunblock/sunscreen and comfortable enclosed shoes with socks. For further information, call Elaine Jacobson at 395-1878 or Betty Eertmode at 395-9240. Poor Mans Patch Sanibel Captiva Orchid SocietyDifferences in Orchid Culture will be the topic of the Monday, February 20 meeting of the Sanibel Captiva Orchid Society. The meeting will be held at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 2304 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, at 1:30 p.m Bob Busch, co-owner of Exotic Orchids in Fort Myers, will be the speaker. Prior to the regularly scheduled meeting, a fundamentals session on Watering and Fertilizing Details will be held at 1 p.m. Participants are encouraged to arrive early to purchase plants or to do so during intermission. Anyone with questions or an ill orchid that needs diagnosis can bring their plants to the meeting for Show and Tell. Orchid Society members are invited to participate in a monthly show. Ribbons are awarded for best hybrid and best species orchids. Members and guests are also invited to participate in a monthly raffle. Society membership is $20 annually, guests pay $4 admission. For further information, call Nannette Lehr at 3953327. Notice Of CROW Annual MeetingWith more than 40 years of service to wildlife and to the Southwest Florida community, supporters of the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife are invited to attend CROWs annual meeting of the membership on Wednesday, March 28 at 3:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at CROWs Healing Winds Visitor Education Center, 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road on Sanibel. The following candidates have been nominated by the board for election to the Board of Directors: Jeff Burns, Cathy Cola, Janet McBee, John Schubert, Gail Seldess, Regina Toops and Jeff Weigel. In accordance with the CROW bylaws, additional nominations from the membership may be submitted in writing to Daniel Thompson, CROW board secretary, at least 40 days prior to the election, supported by letters or petitions from at least five percent of the membership, accompanied by a resume of each nominees educational and professional experience, and a letter from the nominee stating their willingness to run and to attend board meetings regularly. Bowmans Beach Bird WalkThe next Sanibel-Captiva Audubon bird walk will be Saturday, February 11 at Bowmans Beach, Sanibel. Birders will meet just before the wooden bridge to the beach at 8 a.m. Nonresident parking is $2 an hour. These bird walks are open to the public and all levels of experience. A suggested donation is $2. Call Hugh Verry at 395-3798 for details. Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy & Pilates


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 201228 DDWS Funds 2012 Refuge InternsThrough memberships and donations to Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS), the Society funds living expense stipends for J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge interns. Throughout the year, approximately 10 interns from around the country come to the island and help the refuge with important conservation programs and research. New, highly qualified interns recently joined the staff under the program. A graduate from the University of California Santa Barbara with a bachelor of science degree in zoology, Kim Ramos clocked in as a refuge environmental education intern in December 2011 and will stay on through May. Ramos was born and raised in California and previously served as an intern at Devils Postpile National Monument in Mammoth Lakes. In a time where kids are spending less and less time outdoors, I feel incredibly lucky to be in a position where I can take them outside and hopefully inspire a passion for wildlife and conservation, said Ramos. Two new biology interns arrived in January. Seth Maddox, an Auburn University graduate with a bachelors degree in wildlife science, departed in early February. Lisa Strait, who hails from Rochester, Michigan, where she graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelors degree in zoology, will stay on at Ding Darling through June. She has interned previously at the Kalamazoo Valley Bird Observatory in Michigan, with the snowy plover program at SCCF here on Sanibel and with the piping plover program at Cape Cod National Seashore in Massachusetts. I knew how wonderful the diverse biology of the island was, said Strait, explaining her decision to apply for a Ding Darling internship. Sanibel is such a great place, and I loved working with the wildlife and the people here, so I couldnt wait to come back. It is always fun to meet the new interns and see their enthusiasm for making a difference, said DDWS executive director Birgie Vertesch. They bring fresh, new perspective and ideas to the conservation work being accomplished at the refuge and help enhance the abilities of the refuge biology and education staff. Anyone interested in underwriting the cost of a Ding Darling internship can contact Vertesch at 292-0566 or director@dingdarlingsociety.org. Ding interns Lisa Strait, Seth Maddox and Kim Ramos arrived earlier this year Gator Sighting At Dinkins BayouOn February 1 around 3 p.m., Jim and Toni Marx spotted an alligator while fishing in Dinkins Bayou on Sanibel. They took a photograph of the reptile as it swam past them. Alligator photographed swimming in Dinkins Bayou G R I L LR A W B A RSEAFOOD IF OUR SEAFOOD WERE ANY FRESHER, WE WOULD BE SERVING IT UNDER WATERTHE LAZY FLAMINGOBeautiful Downtown Santiva 6520-C Pine Avenue472-5353 LAZY FLAMINGO 316501 Stringfellow Road Bokeelia283-5959 LAZY FLAMINGO 2Beautiful Downtown Sanibel 1036 Periwinkle Way472-6939 LAZY FLAMINGO 412951 McGregor Boulevard Fort Myers476-9000 icecreamchickwingshotdogs 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 Gillian Hewer from England found a lions paw west of Bowmans Beach while staying at Sanibel Beach Club 2. Hewer said her shell find was small but beautiful! Shell Found Gillian Hewer


29 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 2012 Fishing Club Meeting With ModysOn Wednesday, February 15, the Sanibel Island Fishing Club will be holding its monthly meeting. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the north room of The Community House, located at 2173 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. This months featured speaker, Captain Rob Modys of Soulmate Charters, operating out of Fish Tale Marina on Fort Myers Beach, will speak at 7 p.m. Captain Rob has been fishing our local waters, from Pine Island Sound to the headwaters of Estero Bay, since the ripe old age of 6. Rob is a full-time spinning and fly fishing guide who focuses on inshore species such as redfish, snook, seatrout, black drum and tarpon as well as near shore species such as king mackerel and permit. He is endorsed by Bass Pro Shops, the IGFA (International Game Fishing Association) and the Coastal Conservation Association. He is also the former president of the Lee County Professional Guides Association. Modys will be talking about the various techniques hes used over the decades to target specific inshore and near-shore species. For anglers interested in learning more about how to catch the most commonly sought after species in and around Sanibel and Captiva, this will be a presentation you will not want to miss. The Sanibel Island Fishing Club has been trying to get Captain Rob to speak at one of their meetings for some time, but he conducts fishing seminars every Tuesday night at the Bass Pro Store in Fort Myers. In this case, we are all lucky to have a rare Wednesday night meeting. Captain Rob is considered to be one of the most knowledgeable and experienced inshore fishing guides in Southwest Florida. You can read his blog and see scores of great fishing photos from his charters at www. soulmatecharters.com. There is no admission charge for the event and the angling public is cordially invited to attend. The club normally meets on the second Tuesday of every month, but because of Valentines Day, the meeting was moved to a Wednesday this month only.The Sanibel Island Fishing Club meets monthly through season and sponsors several group outings as well as lending support for various fishing related charities and organizations such as J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, START, Lee Reefs and the Sanibel Sea School. For information on joining the club, contact Rol Campbell at 472-8994 or attend our next meeting. The Sanibel Island Fishing club has been an active social club for more than 27 years on the island. To learn more about the club, to view our fish photos or to explore our new fish recipe section, go to www.sanibelslandfishingclub.com. Captain Rob Modys Seminar On Basic Weather ForecastingPictured above is a water spout. It is one of many indicators that it is time to get off the water. It is actually a small tornado and can end a pleasant cruise on the water. Waterspouts, as some local boaters can attest, do occur in our waters. Boaters are advised to check the NOAA (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration) weather forecast (at the high end of the newer VHF marine radios) in order to get the the best information on whether they should even go out on the water. Local conditions can change rapidly and the regional forecast may be slightly continued on page 62 Waterspouts are in reality small tornadolike storms


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 201230 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 More Fishing Possibilities As Weather Warmsby Capt. Matt MitchellNow that we are almost half way through February, its really starting to feel as if winter is over. The last few weeks have brought very mild winter temperatures with highs close to 80 degrees for most of the past two weeks. Catching jacks and Spanish mackerel this week really let my mind wander to the springtime fishing that is just around the corner. I know its way too early to call winter completely done but with our water temperature up to the low 70s and no big cold fronts in the weather forecast for next week, Im keeping my fingers crossed another winter is over. Living here for so long and the older I get, the more and more I dislike the cold. As waters continue to warm daily our fishing gets better and better. Although winter fishing has been consistent, Im so ready to mix it up with some larger and different varieties of game fish. As the water temperature creeps a few more degrees above that magic 70-degree mark, things will really start to pop out there. When I think of spring my first thought is always tarpon, even though we are at least a few months out from the 78-degree water temperature that will kick it all off. A continuing quick warm up could mean tarpon showing up in our waters as early as late March or the first part of April. If we do have late season cold fronts, the tarpon wont start to show up until later, possibly even May. With last year being one of the worst tarpon seasons I can ever remember Im really hoping this year things will get back to normal. Spring also means lots of baitfish moving back into our area, along with all the migratory species that move with them from south to north as they gorge on this moving buffet. Some of the hungry predators following close to the bait fish schools will be Spanish mackerel, sharks, cobia, bonita and king mackerel. Fishing the Ding Darling Refuge this week brought consistent action during the low morning tides. Trout, sheepshead, flounder and redfish were the main species. During the higher tides I spent some time fishing the ouside points and deeper holes of Chadwicks Bayou on Captiva. At times the rat redfish bite in there was on fire. Safety Harbor on North Captiva also was a good area to fish with the water being crystal clear some days. The docks in there have been good for lots of short gag grouper, sheepshead, mangrove snapper and a few jacks. The channels and outer bars of Safety Harbor also held some of the biggest trout I caught all week. Bigger sheepshead continued to feed well around the deeper docks and snags in close proximity to the passes. Calmer days provided good action while fishing with shrimp chunks on the bottom. Docks on the south side of Captiva Pass and on the north side of Redfish Pass produced threeto four-pounders along with one 21-inch monster. Anchor up close and fish almost straight down using a small, long shank hook on light leader baited with fresh shrimp chunks and just enough weight to get it close to the bottom. Sheepshead are one of the harder fish to hook; it seems you almost have to anticipate the strike. Most redfish were still on the small side. These rat reds often hit a bait five or six times before finally deciding to eat it and swim off. I believe redfish like to turn a live shrimp around before finally eating it. Often lifting the bait up from the bottom a few inches and letting it fall will trigger the bite. Be patient and let them eat it; once the drag of the reel turns over, set the hook. Rat red action was good when you found them and I had several triple header hook ups going on this week. I did manage a few keepers in the low 20-inch range but most of the reds are still on the short side of the 18-inch minimum size. Sea trout fishing conditions really dont get any better than they are right now. Clear water and clear bright days are without a doubt the best for trout fishing. Trout to 22 inches were common with some potholes holding as many as you wanted to catch. Soft plastic jigs bounced slowly across the bottom caught trout almost every cast. Look for any shallow flat with nice sandy potholes and close proximity to deeper water. Areas like this from four to six feet deep are a sure bet. Drift until you start catching trout then anchor up or drop a marker. If you like high activity fishing this is the best way to keep your rods bent. Some days during low tides they will be hanging in the middle of the deeper channels waiting for the water to come up before moving onto the shallow grass flats; other days they like the edges and potholes up close to where the water shallows up. If youre anything like me, your fingers are crossed that another Florida winter is just about behind us and fishing is about to really light up with the best of what springtime has to offer.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. Nick Basilio and family with a few of the fish they caught while out fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva IslandSend 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.


31 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 2012 Kate and Zoe DAmato, 7, of Fairfax, Virginia found a lighting whelk at Sanibel Beach Club I while staying at Sanibel Beach Club. They said the shell was found at dusk along the beachs shoreline. Shell Found Kate and Zoe DAmato Evening At The Museum BenefitThe Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is hosting a special Evening At The Museum on Tuesday, February 21 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Guests will have the opportunity to visit the museum after hours and participate in an informal evening of shell education, door prizes, food and refreshments. Director Dr. Jos H. Leal will give a slide-show presentation about the history of the museum. Cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. If you join the museum as a new member that night, your event ticket is free. All proceeds raised will benefit the museums educational programs. Visit the museum Events page at www.shellmuseum.org for reservation information. Shell Museum director Dr. Jos H. Leal describes shell exhibits at last months Evening At The Museum 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


SHELLABRATION! 2012 SHELLABRATION! 2012 An exciting lineup of events to honor the 75th Anniversary of The Sanibel Shell Fair and Show An exciting lineup of events to honor the 75th Anniversary of The Sanibel Shell Fair and Show Sanibel Stoop World RecordLocation: Bowmans Beach Friday, Feb. 17 / Time: 10:00am SHARP! Admission: Free!Shellabration! 2012 kicks o with major fun: an Island-wide e ort to set an o cial Guinness World Record for Sanibel! Our goal is to get at least 500 Islanders, visitors, shell seekers and beach lovers to come to Bowmans Beach, to perform the Sanibel Stoop and in the process break the record for the Largest Treasure Hunt. Come stoop for the Islands most famous treasure, our beautiful shells, and maybe someone will even nd a Junonia that day! Pre-register beginning February 10 at e Community House and also arrange transportation via car pool, trolley transport or group bike ride. O cial T-shirts will be distributed free to those attending. Transportation sponsored by: Billys Rentals, Sanibel Sea School, and Sanibel Bicycle Club Water provided by: Billys Rentals Sponsored by: Congress JewelersOpening Gala Dinner and DanceLocation: Sanctuary Golf Club Friday, Feb. 17 / Time: 5:30pm Tickets: $125 each, available at SCA. Tables seat 10. e Community House is hosting this Shellegant event to be held at the Sanctuary Golf Club, in celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Sanibel Shell Fair and Show. Cocktails and gourmet hors doeuvres will be followed by a sumptuous three-course dinner from the Sanctuarys award winning Chef Mark. e menu planned includes: re-roasted strip steak and herb encrusted grouper with all the trimmings and a wine to match, followed by a fantastic dessert bu et! e entertainment continues with dancing to Tom Tiratto and his orchestra. Toms show, A Swingin A air is a salute to Frank Sinatra and features a 14-piece orchestra. Youll dance to all your favorite Sinatra classics, served up in classic style. Mr. Tiratto is a world renowned artist who has performed all over the world, including Las Vegas and e Tonight Show with Jay Leno. e Gala is guaranteed to take you back to the days of dinner club entertainment and memories of Shell Fairs past. Gather your friends and reserve a table for this very special evening. Dress is island casual elegant. Sponsored by: Northern TrustPresented by: e Community HouseSANIBEL COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONCall 472-2155 for tickets. Website: www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net One Woman Play & Ice Cream SocialSunday, March 4th at e Community House Doors Open: 1:00pm Performance at 1:30pm Admission: $20 members/$22 guests Step back in time with performer and storyteller Rusty Brown as she celebrates the life of Anne Morrow Lindbergh, a frequent visitor to Captiva Island in the s and s. While here, Anne conceived the idea for her book Gift From the Sea based on shells she found. In a remarkable performance, Brown explores the scope of this talented womans life as yer, adventurer, author, philosopher wife and mother. e performance captures Anne Lindberghs extraordinary spirit, courage, and calming presence. Afterwards, indulge in an Incredible Ice Cream Social, with ice cream and a wild array of extraordinary islandavored toppings in honor of Shellabration.In Celebration of Anne Morrow LindberghSponsored by: Mike Kelly Shell Couture Fashion Show and LunchLocation: Sanctuary Golf Club Monday, February 27 11:00am Advance tickets required. $35.00 at SCAEnjoy a shellicious lunch and dessert at e Sanctuary Golf Club, with entertainment by the BIG ARTS Community Chorus. en enjoy a unique runway show with models displaying one-of-a-kind, locally designed shell-themed fashions submitted in SCAs open competition. A shell wedding dress? A shell bathing suit? Who knows what surprises are in store. e winner of the competition will go home with two round-trip airline tickets to a choice of U.S. and Caribbean destinations! Sponsored by: e Island Sun & Sanibel Design Center75th Annual Shell Fair & Show urs.-Sat., March 1-3 9am-5pm Shell Fair (outside) Free Shell Show (inside) $3 Donation e annual Sanibel Shell Fair and Show has been a xture since the Islands earliest days. In 1931 it moved to e Community House, its home ever since. is year it celebrates its 75th Anniversary, and it is the centerpiece of this years week long Shellabration! At the Shell Fair and Show you will nd world class, prize-winning shell specimens and collections, plus shell art that will amaze you. Inside, outside, and all around the grounds, e Community House will be the place to be for those who admire these beautiful treasures from the sea. A free 88-page, Commemorative Edition magazine is available in advance at e Community House and all during the show. Also available are: the o cial 75th Anniversary shell necklace for $2; Shellabration T-shirts and baseball caps for $10; and a collectable Pam Brodersen Commemorative Poster for $25. e Shell Fair Ra e o ers an opportunity to win valuable and unusual prizes including: shell art & craft creations, a sterling silver necklace from the Congress Jewelers Sealife Collection, and a week-long Tween Waters vacation package. Ra e tickets can be obtained at e Community House for $2 each and 3 for $5. 33 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 2012 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 201232


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 201234 Plant SmartA Native Embraceby Gerri ReavesThe alarming common name strangler fig (Ficus aurea) to some extent unfairly characterizes an important native tree. Despite a well-known ability to outcompete other native trees for sunlight and other resources with a deathly embrace, it can be a blessing in a landscape in certain circumstances. If a specimen is rooted in the ground, set in a location with lots of room for its roots and large canopy, it makes a fabulous, wildlife-friendly shade tree. If youre a fan of this tree, consider calling it only by its alternative common name: golden fig. This tree doesnt strangle at all, but gradually envelopes the host tree, usually a cabbage palm (Sabal palmetto). Seeds deposited by birds or other wildlife lodge in the boots on the palms trunk or in the crown and send down aerial roots. Figs that begin life in this way as an epiphyte or air plant grow downward. Over the years, the roots increase in size and number, eventually becoming trunks. If an attentive gardener doesnt remove the interloper at an early stage, it will shade out and kill the palm, an unwilling host. Another host for this inventive survivor is the live oak (Quercus virginiana), although this native is a more formidable opponent for the fig. The photo shows a fig and oak that have evidently coexisted for many years, judging by the size of the fig tree perched on the oak limb. Numerous aerial roots hang in tress-like bunches. continued on page 26 This strangler figs aerial roots are enveloping the live oaks trunk photos by Gerri Reaves A strangler fig tree, left, perches on a large oak limb. One can only wonder about the eventual outcome of this coexistence This shaded-out cabbage palm succumbs to the figs embrace Treat Your SweetheartMake Your Reservations Now We landscape for wildlifeWant more birds in your yard ...but dont know how to attract them? Butteries Gopher Tortoises Marsh Rabbits BirdsNative Plant Nursery Native Plant Nursery 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road (one mile west of Tarpon Bay Road) Mon. Fri. from 8:30 a.m. 5 p.m. Sat. from 10 a.m. 3 p.m. Phone: 472-1932 Email: jevans@sccf.org Web: www.sccf.org


35 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 2012 SCCF Native Plant LandscapesThe SCCF Native Plant Nursery has been helping homeowners design and install landscapes for wildlife since 1978. These landscapes create habitat for birds and butterflies as well as reduce irrigation and fertilizer usage. On Friday, February 17 at 10 a.m., come and learn about the over 100 species of native plants being propagated and raised from nursery manager Jenny Evans. This program is free for all to attend. SCCF Beach Walks at historic Island Inn On Monday, February 13 at 10 a.m., meet an SCCF guide in the parking lot of Island Inn, 3111 West Gulf Drive. Take a walk on the beach identifying what the local tides, currents and winds have deposited for you to see. 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. This program is free to all. Native plants and wildlife are abundant all year long in Southwest Florida Horseshoe crab tracks 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 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


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 201236 CROW Case Of The Week: Great Blue Heronby Patricia MolloyIf you have ever fished off the shores of Sanibel or Captiva, chances are you have found yourself shadowed by a seasoned professional: the great blue heron (Ardea herodias). Stories abound of the large, blue-gray birds helping themselves to buckets of bait fish. Please keep your distance and respect their space, as they can be very aggressive birds. Standing three to four feet tall with a wingspan of nearly six feet, this majestic bird is North Americas largest heron. The great blue heron possesses a slender, graceful neck and long legs that would be the envy of any supermodel. Also notable are its black and white striped crown and dagger-like bill. They are long-lived birds, with a lifespan of approximately 15 years to 24 years in the wild. One of the most interesting facts about the great blue heron is its method of fishing: it walks slowly to the shoreline then stands completely still for long periods of time until it spots its prey. Once within reach, the heron will spear the fish with its blade-like bill and swallow it whole. On November 17, a great blue heron was found on Blind Pass in Sanibel. There was a fishing line wrapped around its left wing and leg containing a fourpronged fish hook. It was exhausted and thin, presumably after struggling to free itself from the netting. The heron was X-rayed at the clinic and no fractures were found; however, it did have large lacerations caused by the fish hook that were seriously infected. Its wounds were cleaned and it was treated with antibiotics during surgery. Great blue heron are particularly challenging for CROWs wildlife rehabilitators because in most cases, these birds are too severely injured to save. Like all wild birds, they experience high levels of stress when in contact with humans. For the first several days, the heron refused to eat and was tube fed Carnivore Care, a highly digestible protein supplement. It underwent numerous surgeries to clean its wounds and remove dead tissue. Clean bandages were applied after each procedure. By the fifth day, the heron was eating on its own. The staff at CROW continued its antibiotic regiment and also gave it diazepam (Valium is the brand name) to relieve its anxiety and limit its movement. On its last visit to the operating table, absorbable sutures were used to seal its wounds because they would naturally dissolve after its release. The last few days of its stay at the clinic were spent in CROWs large flight cage, where the seabird could stretch its wings and exercise its chest muscles. The staff closely monitored its flight to make sure it was strong enough to achieving proper lift. It continued to eat well and was highly active. Great blue herons are very territorial, so it is important to release them in the same area in which they were found to avoid conflict for another herons territory. This heron was returned to Blind Pass on December 7 and released by CROW fellowship student Hilare Sampson. As evidenced by the photo, it was eager to return to its favorite fishing spot. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from the Gulf Coast of Florida. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to P.O. Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit www.crowclinic. org. Up, up and away!photo courtesy of CROW 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 ad


HappyValentinesDayAs we watch the sun go down, I want to let you know; my love for you is forever, Ill never let you go. Youre the one Ive been searching for, the one Ive finally found; without you in my life, my world wouldnt go round. The love you bring into my heart, which is so true and kind; is something in no other, I could truly find. Youre the only one for me, I know this so, deep within my heart, mind body and soul. Today isnt just an ordinary Valentines Day, its all about me and you; about the love we share, and how it will forever continue to grow. Its not all about the chocolates, or the dozen roses; its about the love we found, Everything happens for a reason, I believe this statement is true, thats why you were sent to me, and I was sent to you. Ive never been more happy, as Ive been with you; even through the rough times, we always make it through; To be with you for eternity, is all I want for me and you. All I want to say, on Valentines Day, is: I may not be your first love, but I promise, with all my heart, that I will be that one from up above, your one and only, true love! Happy Valentines Day! 37 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 2012


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 201238 Tales Of A Blind Raccoonby Di SaggauSanibel author Kyle L. Miller has delighted young readers with her award-winning childrens books Dillo A Baby Armadillos Adventure on Sanibel Island and Snowy Pea and the Ghost Crab. Now she has begun a series of wildlife storybooks for children, starting with Trouper, The True Adventures of a Blind Raccoon: The Beginning. The series chronicles Troupers experiences and includes photographs that portray the life of a unique raccoon and his caretaker, Dorothy Lee, and their positive influence on children and families. Trouper is a survivor of animal cruelty. At eight weeks of age, he suffered brain damage after being hit on the head with a golf club. He cannot see, feed himself, smell, climb, use his hands or defend himself. He can hear, eat when hand fed, walk, stand on his back legs, and feel with his feet, whiskers and body. Trouper is not like any other raccoon; he is a docile animal. It is against the law to have a raccoon as a pet in Florida, unless you have a permit from the Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission. Because Trouper cannot be released into the wild, he has become an animal ambassador for the purpose of wildlife education, and his caretaker has obtained all required permits. On school and library visits, Trouper is transported in a soft-sided carrier and placed in an enclosed playpen for display. The purpose of the Trouper series of books and presentations is to help children gain appreciation and respect for all animals and encourage them to share that knowledge with others. The book gives young readers a look into how Miss Dot cares for Trouper and the beautiful bond they have with one another. Several additional books are planned for the series. Melanie Wiford, owner of The Island Book Nook, writes, The true story of Trouper the blind raccoon delivers a great lesson to chilren about respecting and understanding wildlife. It provides a powerful platform for learning how to co-exist with wild animals. Thanks to one brave little raccoon, we will learn and better understand just what it means to respect all of Gods creatures. Steve Greenstein, executive director of the Cllinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW), writes, Recommended to help kids learn to help defend and protect wildlife and its habitat. Millers book is a beautiful tribute to a little raccoon and his keeper. Both serve as an inspiration to all who read this amazing tale. Trouper, The True Adventures of a Blind Raccoon, is available at Sanibel Island Books & Gifts, The Island Book Nook, Toys Ahoy, MacIntosh Books & Paper, CROW Gift Shop, Jerrys, Sun Catchers Dream and Baileys General Store. You can also keep up with Troupers adventures on his website, www.trouperraccoon.com, and his Facebook page, Trouper Lee. Auction Lots For Wine & Food FestIf you are interested in partying like a rock star, or traveling to some of the most prestigious sporting events of the year, the auction offerings at the 2012 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest may be just the ticket. Auction lots will be sold to the highest bidder(s) during the the Grand Tasting and Auction at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club, on Saturday, February 25, concluding this years Wine & Food Fest Weekend. This years packages, donated by the trustees and friends of Wine Fest, offer bidders the opportunity to travel to London for a week at the Summer Olympics, journey to British Columbia for an ocean fishing adventure or be in the audience as Pope Benedict XVI celebrates mass in Cuba. Bidders can also vie for grandstand seats at the Grand Prix Monte Carlo or passes to the final rounds of Ryder Cup play. And there are lots of fine wines, and the opportunity to bid on lifesaving equipment for Southwest Floridas only childrens hospital. Over the past two years, the Fund A Cause lot has resulted in the purchase of seven GE Giraffe beds for the hospitals Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. To see the entire book of auction lots, visit www.swflwinefest.org/dinners-and-auction/auction/ One of the most popular auction lots each year is the artwork created by one of the local children who has been served by The Childrens Hospital. This lot is frequently donated to the hospital, where it remains on permanent display. The Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest donates 100 percent of the funds raised during the auction directly to the benefitting charities. The primary charity is The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida which has received over $3 million from the Wine & Food Fest. Also benefitting are Edison State Colleges pediatric nursing program and Florida Gulf Coast Universitys endowed music therapy program. Tickets for the Wine & Food Fest Weekend of fun range from $500 for Saturdays Grand Tasting and Auction tickets to between $750 and $1,500 per person to also attend a Chef Vintner Dinner, depending on the dinner and availability. For more information, to receive an invitation or to purchase tickets, go to www.SWFLWineFest.org or call 2783900.


39 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 2012 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! No reservations 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.2007 Periwinkle Way, Tahitian Gardens Shopping Center472-5323 Country Fried Chicken Grandmas Pot Roast Roast Pork New York Strip Surf & Turf (New York Strip with Crabcake or Shrimp) Spaghetti and Homemade Meatballs Chicken Marsala Chicken Parmesan Chicken Picatta Shrimp Scampi Fried Shrimp Atlantic Salmon Fish of the Day Vegetarian Pasta Crabcake Dinner Keylime Pie, Bread Pudding, Strawberry Shortcake served over a slice of Belgian Wa e and Brownie ala Mode Cafe Cafe Souvenirs: Souvenirs: Ball Caps, T-shirts Ball Caps, T-shirts and Co ee Mugs and Co ee Mugs Kids Kids Menu Menu NOW OPEN FOR DINNER!Enjoy Dining At Our Handmade Shadowbox Fossil Seashell TablesDinners Monday through Saturday Breakfast and Lunch 7 DaysDinners from $11.99 $23.99 Treat Your Sweetheart To Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner Picnics Part Of Being Neighborly At Sanibel Armsby Jeff LysiakWhen visitors from around the country come to Sanibel for vacation, most people might think they are traveling here to enjoy the beautiful beaches, bountiful shelling and ample sunshine of this very special sanctuary island. All of the above may be true, but for guests staying at Sanibel Arms Condominiums, an additional bonus to their time here includes getting to know their snowbird neighbors. And what better way is there to get to know your neighbor than at a block party-style picnic? Throughout the busy season, from January through April, Sanibel Arms Condominiums hosts a gathering of guests every other Friday afternoon in the open lot adjacent to the pool. While the property staff provides the hot dogs and beverages for all, guests bring a dish to share salads, side dishes, desserts and everything in between. Folks really seem to enjoy getting together and sharing their favorite dishes, said Bob Smith, Sanibel Arms board president, who has been visiting the East Gulf Drive property with his wife Shirley since 1999. Something like this really adds a nice community-type of atmosphere. According to Smith, approximately 45 to 50 guests attend the picnic every two weeks. The tradition of getting people together started four years ago, and was instantly popular. I volunteered to do the grilling from day one, said David Truby, stationed at a gasfueled grill loaded with hot dogs. I did it mainly so I didnt have to wait in line for my food but honestly, I really like seeing people get together for a picnic. Truby, Bobby Houchins and Owen Van Brocklin share the grilling duties during the seasonal get-togethers. I once saw (Truby) standing out here in the rain, in over a foot of water, cooking hot dogs for everyone, quipped Van Brocklin. And they were all inside, keeping dry. On February 3, a dozen tables spread out across the empty lot were filled with guests of the condominium, sharing stories about their latest shell finds or reminiscing about the Sanibel that used to be. I used to play softball with Sam Bailey, and he used to talk about the days on the island when people used to get together for a picnic every weekend, said Truby, continued on page 40 From left: Bebe Panepinto, Nancy Truby, Bob and Shirley Smith and Joann Houchins More than 60 Sanibel Arms guests attended last weeks Friday picnic, held twice per month during the tourist season


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 201240 From page 39Sanibel Arms Picnichanding out another plateful of grilled goods. He would really like something like this. Smith, a resident of Lucas, Ohio eight months out of the year, smiled as he looked over the picnic crowd. I enjoy the homeliness of it, he added. This place is small enough that you can really get to know your neighbors. It sort of makes you feel like youre at home. Grillmasters David Truby, Owen Van Brocklin and Bobby Houchins Sanibel Arms employees Kimberly Martin, Monica DeBarr, manager Nancy Wright and Rene Companioni 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 2/17/12 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 THE ITALIAN KITCHEN SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19 AT 6:15 P.M. THEVILLAGECHURCHATSHELLPOINT This dramatic staged production is set in the year 1963 and C.S. Lewis, the now-famous British author, is in the twilight years of his life. Actor David Payne dramatically captures the essence of the man who created the Narnia Chronicles in an enthralling, laughter-filled and poignant performance...utterly captivating!15100 SHELLPOINTBLVD. FT. MYERS, FL 33908 CALL(239) 454-2147for information or visit www.shellpoint.org/seasonofpraise to get tickets. British Actor David Payne performsAn Evening withC.S. Lewis Tickets Just $10Concert SeriesFrom page 1Zumbathonrequested donation is $15 per person. During Zumbathon, all money collected that morning will go to the wildlife hospital and rehabilitation facility. In addition, Zurbriggen and Kolpakova are collecting items from CROWs wish list, including: Paper towels Bleach Laundry detergent (fragrance free) Hand and bath towels Clorox Clean-Up Dish soap Contractor-size (42 gallon) garbage bags Red heat lamp bulbs (250 watt) Purina ONE Kitten Chow Purina Puppy Chow (no colored chunks) Wild bird seed Zurbriggen explained that if someone wants to make a donation but cant stay for the Zumba class, they are invited to stop by on February 16 between 10 and 11:30 a.m. Zumba has become a very popular way to get fit and exercise while having fun, she added. I have been teaching Zumba at The Community House for more than a year and love having students from Sanibel and all over the world come to ditch the workout and join the party! For additional information, call Zurbriggen at 834-9119 or send an e-mail to ezzumba.zurbriggen@gmail. com.


Event ChairsLinda Naton Marge MeekOperationsSalli KirklandEvent ProducerArlene DillonProduction Al Shilling Video Productions Tech-Tronics, Ted RoepkeDancersRaynauld Bentley Nicole McHale Katie Gardenia Terry Igo Phaidra McDermott Shara WeaverEmceeRichard JohnsonHostessYvette Zurbriggen To enrich community spirit through educational, cultural and social gatherings in our historic Community House.Once again the support of our community has been overwhelming. Thank you to the hundreds of people of Sanibel and Captiva, who gave of their time and money to make our Dancing with the Islands Stars production very successful. You donated over $118,000 to this third annual fund-raiser. Your enthusiasm and support encouraged our dancers to new heights. Because of your generosity, we can continue our efforts to redevelop your Community House. The House has served us well for over 80 years, now it is our responsibility and obligation to provide the community with an improved gathering place for all to enjoy for years to come. Please join us.The Sanibel Community Association Board of DirectorsStaffTeresa Hall Yvonne St Clair Linda DannerCuisineCips Place, The Drys Doc Fords, Marty Harrity The Party Guys, Brad and Ben Island Pizza, John Talmage The Sanctuary Golf Club The Timbers Restaurant, Matt Asen & Mark Blust Sweet Melissas, Melissa Talmage The SCA BoardSponsorsBank of the Islands Lily & Co Sanibel-Captiva Trust CoWardrobeDesigns by Lyn WallanderDcorFloral Artistry Caloosa Tent, Cheryl KomnickDance InstructorsFred Astaire Dance StudioJudges Marjorie Nordstrom Phil Pilibosian Rick ZurbriggenVideo PhotographerRusty FarstSCA BoardMarge Meek Mike Kelly Bill Schecker Jack Samler Ann Arno Francis Bailey Karen Bell Jim Brent Cindy Crocker Chauncey Goss Lenora Ho man Friedrich Jaeger Ken Kouril Rob Lisenbee Robert Monk Linda Naton Bill Sadd Tom Sharbaugh Sandy ZahorchakBartenders Bill Sadd Judy Anderson Bob Kern Frank Klepacki Jim Graham Dale Gray George Veillette Mick Denham Walter Wolczek Regina Wolczek Todd Roberts Karen Roberts Kara CuscadenVolunteersLenora Ho man Beth Dieter John Brown Susan Brown Ellen Mikus Cayla Cannady Jean Rampala Norma Robertson Robert Monk Rob Lisenbee KitchenVanessa Flynt Julie Mann Susan Sadler Billy Kirkland 41 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 2012


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 201242 Announcing a new addition to our delicious lunch menu. Works of Art.Next week at the Canoe & Kayak Restaurant at Tween Waters Inn, were serving something new and exciting. Its our Artist Lunches Series, where you can enjoy a delicious lunch in our beautiful bay-front setting and meet a popular local artist, view their creations and, if youre so moved, take home more than a doggy bag. 15951 Captiva Drive Captiva Island 239.472.5161 tween-waters.comFeaturing Cynthia Rayl Warm Glass with Class JewelryFebruary 15 19 Monday Night Film Series Wine & Chocolate TastingBIG ARTS Film Society is hosting a Valentines Reception as part of its Monday Night Film Series on February 13. A special reception with wine and chocolate tasting begins at 6 p.m. A $15 ticket includes the film and reception, or an $8 ticket for the film only. Midnight In Paris begins at 7 p.m. in Schein Performance Hall. Written and directed by Woody Allen, Midnight In Paris is a romantic comedy which centers on a small group of Americans visiting the French capital who are forced to confront the deepest truths about their relationships. A.O. Scott of The New York Times states that the film, which stars Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates and Frances First Lady, Carla Bruni, credibly blends whimsy and wisdom. Midnight In Paris earned four Academy Award nominations this year, and is the winner of the 2011 Golden Globe for Best Screenplay. The film is rated PG-13. The Monday Night Film Series continues with a documentary about the Chauvet Cave in southern France, Cave Of Forgotten Dreams, on Monday, February 20. There will be no Monday Night film screening on February 27. Viewers will enjoy the quality of a new Blu-ray Disc player and new high-definition projection equipment. Assistive listening devices are available. Following each film, the tradition of lively discussion led by a variety of local film buffs will continue. BIG ARTS Monday Night Film Series is supported by Series Sponsor Bank Of The Islands and Stan and Visnja Gembicki, Supporters George & Wendys Corner Grill, Jerrys Foods of Sanibel, Sanibel Deli & Coffee Factory and Sanibel Taxi. For the complete listing of BIG ARTS films or to purchase tickets, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel, call 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. A scene from Midnight In Paris Shellabration Week Art ExhibitTo celebrate Sanibel shells and island artists, Watson MacRae Gallery will hold a Shellabration Invitational Exhibit February 27 through March 3. Twelve artists were invited to participate in this themed show, and the gallery will feature the paintings they created especially for this exhibit. I thought a special event during this week that showcased Sanibel artists painting Sanibel shells would be a great way to participate and give people an opportunity to see some wonderful art by local talent, said Maureen Watson, owner of the gallery. The artists in the exhibit include: Pat Baker, Deborah Butler, Marcy Calkins, Betty Cater, Judy Jensen, Jane Hudson, Carolyn Johns, Charlotte Lattof, Pam Rutherford, Vreni Scheu, Candy Scothorn, Lee Williams and John Wolf. The Shellabration Invitational Exhibit opens on Monday, February 27 with an artists reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Watson MacRae Gallery is located at 2340 Periwinkle Way in The Village Shops on Sanibel. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 472-3386 or email Maureen@watsonmacraegallery.com for more information. Shellabration Invitational Exhibit artists, from left: Carolyn Johns, Jane Hudson, Vreni Scheu, Lee Williams, Marcy Calkins and Judy Jensen


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ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 201244 Symphony Masterworks IVSouthwest Florida Symphony will present Masterworks IV, featuring conductor Michael Hall and cello soloist Ralph Kirschbaum, on Saturday, March 3 at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. The performance, highlighted by works written by Dvorak and Tchaikovsky, will begin at 8 p.m. The highly charged and lyric Cello Concerto by Antonin Dvorak has established itself as one of the composers finest works and as one of the unchallenged masterpieces of the cello repertory. Dvorak composed the Cello Concerto while living in New York, between November 1894 and February 1895. It is scored on a large-scale for a Romanticsized orchestra. It is said that Dvorak was inspired to write a large-scale concerto for the cello after hearing Victor Herberts Cello Concerto No. 2 at a New York Philharmonic concert. The work was dedicated to Hanus Wihan, a cellist friend of the composer who was also asked to edit the solo part. However, when Wihan suggested a number of compositional changes and also wrote his own cadenza for the last movement, Dvorak instructed his publisher to print the work as he originally composed it with no cadenza or changes. I have put my entire soul into this work I love it as I have never before loved any of my musical offering. This is what Tchaikovsky said of his sixth and last symphony. Tchaikovsky began developing ideas for the symphony in December 1892, when he left home for a month of touring. He wrote, Just as I was starting my trip, the idea came to me for a new symphony, this time with a program, but a program that must remain secret. He began to put the notes on paper in February 1893 and completed the work by September 1. On October 28, the composer conducted the first public performance in St. Petersburg. The work was received politely but unenthusiastically by the musicians and audience. Nine days after the premiere, Tchaikovsky was dead, apparently of cholera. The secret program may have been revealed by a scrap of paper that was found after the composers death: The ultimate essence of the symphony is LIFE. The first movement is all forceful passion, confidence and thirst for action. The finale is DEATH, the result of destruction; second movement, love; third, disappointment. The fourth ends dying away. The work is treasured by audiences for its rich orchestration and emotionally moving content. The distinguished career of Texas-born cellist Ralph Kirshbaum which encompasses the worlds of solo performance, chamber music, recording, and pedagogy clearly places him in ...the highest echelon of todays cellists (Los Angeles Times). He enjoys the affection and respect not only of audiences worldwide, but also of his many eminent colleagues and students. In the span of an eventful career, Kirshbaum has appeared with many of the worlds leading orchestras in North America, Europe, Australia, South Africa and the Far East. He has been a frequent guest of the Boston and Chicago Symphonies, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Houston and Dallas Symphonies in the United States. In Europe, he has appeared with the BBC and London Symphony Orchestras, as well as the London, Stockholm and Helsinki Philharmonics, Zurich Tonhalle, Orchestre de Paris and the Israel Philharmonic. In honor of the legendary cellist Gregor Piatigorsky, Kirshbaum will lead the inaugural Piatigorsky International Cello Festival in Los Angeles in March of 2012 an event presented by the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music and the Los Angeles Philharmonic in partnership with the Colburn School and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. The Southwest Florida Symphonys Masterworks Series is sponsored by Uhler & Vertich Financial Planners. Tickets are priced at $20 to $82; $5 student tickets are available through Campus Chord Club and Student Rush. Call the Symphony Box Office at 4181500 or visit www.swflso.org for additional details. Symphony Cellist Offers Master ClassStudents and the public are invited to attend a free master class with noted teacher and performer Ralph Kirshbaum on Friday, March 2 from 2 to 5 p.m. The class is offered by the Southwest Florida Symphony in Building J103, Rush Auditorium, Edison State College, Fort Myers. A performance by selected cello students will be followed by instruction and comments from Kirshbaum. Kirshbaum will be the guest soloist in the Dvorak Cello Concerto with the Southwest Florida Symphony on March 3 at 8 p.m. at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. Those who attend the Master Class may purchase a concert ticket for $5. To register for the master class call the symphony orchestra at 418-0996. For tickets call 418-1500. The distinguished career of Texasborn Kirshbaum, which encompasses the worlds of solo performance, chamber music, recording and pedagogy, clearly places him in ...the highest echelon of todays cellists, according to the Los Angeles Times. Kirshbaum has appeared with many of the worlds great orchestras, including the Boston and Chicago symphony orchestras, the San Francisco, Pittsburgh, BBC and London symphonies, the Cleveland Orchestra and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. In addition to his solo career, has been on the faculty of the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England, for 35 years, and in 2008 accepted the Gregor Piatigorsky Endowed Chair in Violoncello at the University of Southern Californias Thornton School of Music. ArtPoems, Dance Alliance Coming To BIG ARTS StageArtPoems, the collaborative transmedia poet and artist project of Southwest Florida, will celebrate its sixth year at BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall on Friday, February 24 and at Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers on Thursday, March 1. At BIG ARTS and at Alliance for the Arts, there will be receptions beginning at 6:45 p.m. with the presentations to follow at 7:30 p.m. Ranging from Charlotte County to Sanibel, from Cape Coral to Fort Myers and Naples, the group of 12 artists and 12 poets collaborated to produce poems inspired by artworks and artworks inspired by poems. 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45 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 2012 Saddle Up For Das Barbec At The Herb Strauss TheaterDas Barbec, a new musical comedy making its Southwest Florida debut, takes the stage at BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater from Friday, February 17 through Saturday, March 17, will performances Monday through Saturday. There is a special opening night reception at 7 p.m. on February 17. All shows begin at 8 p.m., along with a special matinee performance on Wednesday, March 7 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $42 for adults and $20 for children. Tickets are available for purchase online at www.BIGARTS.com. You dont have to love opera to revel in the sheer hilarity and fun of Das Barbec. This uproarious musical comedy spins Epic Wagnerian as a witty Texas fable using five actors playing more than 30 outrageous characters at breakneck speed. Songs run the gamut from Broadway to Texas swing and jazz to country/western. Conjure up your basic Texas hootenanny, complete with lassos, long neck beers, fringed leather and steel guitars. Now, marry that image with Wagners Ring Cycle, in all its operatic, melodramatic intensity, and youve got one splendidly giddy musical. Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson writes, Silly, glossy and full of mockTexas shtick, the show recalls the camp-tastic 1970s TV soaper Dallas but with loads of singin, dancin, quick-changin and plottin ... Das Barbec is supported by Herb Strauss Theater Season Sponsor The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company and Show Sponsor Tween Waters Inn. For more information about the show and to purchase tickets, visit the Herb Strauss Theater Box Office at 2200 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel, call 472-6862 or 395-0900 or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. Marilyn Maye Returns To BIG ARTSCabaret singer Marilyn Maye and her trio of jazz musicians will perform this Saturday, February 11 at 8 p.m. in BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall, located at 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel. Tickets are $42 for general admission, $47 for loge seats and children 17 and under are $15. In a May 2011 New York Times review of her show at Feinsteins in Manhattan, 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 proved to be a great medium for Maye, as she performed 76 times on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, helping her to achieve the distinction as the most frequently featured musical guest on The Tonight Show. In the decades leading up to the present, she has toured throughout the country and headlined sold-out shows in Hollywood, Las Vegas, Chicago and New York City. The Marilyn Maye performance Patron Sponsor is West Wind Inn. To buy tickets, learn more about upcoming performances at BIG ARTS, as well as links to artists websites, log on to www.BIGARTS.org, call 395-0900 or e-mail info@BIGARTS.org. Marilyn Maye photo by Stephen Sorokoff 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... Email editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com


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ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 201248 Gator & Croc Tales At SCCFThe biology of alligators and crocodiles is an ancient tale of survival. On Thursday, February 16 at 10 a.m., come to the SCCF Nature Center 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 Gator & Croc Tales program is $5 for adults, with SCCF members and children admitted free. Call SCCF at 472-2329 for more information. The SCCF Nature Center is located at 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Alligator demonstrating its water dance Coyote & Bear Tales At SCCFOn Wednesday, February 15, visit the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation and learn about two newcomer species to the islands. A coyote and a Florida black bear were documented on the island for the first time last winter. Come to the SCCF Nature Center, 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road, and learn about the behaviors of these two new species and how to live with them. Coyotes have now moved into every county in Florida. Both human and bear populations are growing in Florida. Eighty percent of a bears diet comes from insects and fruits. The Coyote & Bear Tales program is free to children and SCCF members, or $5 for adults. The program starts at 10 a.m. Call 472-2329 for more information. Motion-activated cameras captured this image of a Florida black bear on Sanibel 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 Prime Rib Prime Jazz Every Wednesday with Joe McCormick & Friends Live Entertainment Nightly Valentines Day Enjoy menu specials in addition to the regular menu plus a Complimentary Long Stem Single Rose for your Valentine OPEN SUNDAYS beginning February 12th 5 p.m. Dinner Now open for dinner 7 days a week


49 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 2012 BIG ARTS Needs Your Creativitysubmitted by Charles F. BonserThose of you reading this letter understand there is something special about being able to live on these beautiful islands. But we probably dont give a great deal of thought to identifying just what it is that has attracted and keeps us living here. After all, there are lots of places in Florida with great weather, beautiful beaches and an abundance of golf courses and tennis clubs. But why choose Sanibel? What is it about this place that is so special? In some ways, our choice process is quite similar to that of a business making a location decision. Many things come into play when a family decides where to live. For example, current and expected property values, taxes, human services, natural resources, public and private amenities such as churches, synagogues, restaurants and retail outlets, and lifestyle options (more on this later). All of these have an impact on the mental calculations we make in deciding where to live. One of my professional colleagues is a well known economist by the name of Dr. Richard Florida. When I first met Richard 10 years ago, he was a professor at Carnegie Mellon University writing what has become a very famous book, The Rise of the Creative Class Its premise is that cities today make very different policy choices than in years past in order to succeed and attract businesses. In the old days, businesses existed primarily in areas with resource availability, synergistic business, market access, a labor force and transportation networks. Dr. Florida pointed out that the nature of American business has now shifted from heavy manufacturing to service and high-tech industries that are much more flexible in terms of location. Now, the most important factor needed by these businesses is access to the creative abilities of what he refers to as the creative class. Dr. Florida defines this group as including creative professionals who work in a range of high-tech sectors such as financial services, legal and health care professions, and business management. This group also includes the super creative occupations: scientists, engineers, professors, poets, novelists, artists, entertainers, actors, designers and architects as well as the thought leadership of modern society. As recently as 1980, this group made up less than 20 percent of the labor force. Today, these creative professionals make up over 30 percent. A moments antidotal reflection will also make obvious that this group makes up the primary Sanibel/Captiva demographic. So, Dr. Florida argues, a successful modern city must invest in amenities that will attract and cultivate a creative sector. Research shows that individuals with creative attributes look for communities with abundant high quality experiences, an openness to diversity of all kinds, meaningful interaction with likeminded, creative people, amenities such as beaches and parks, and, above all else, the opportunity to validate their identities as creative people. To accomplish this, the city must facilitate creative centers where all forms of creativity artistic, cultural and economic can take root and flourish. By now, you see where I am going with this letter. I think Dr. Floridas thesis is easily validated on Sanibel. I cannot count the number of times since I have been BIG ARTS Board President that someone has said to me they would not have come to or remained on Sanibel without BIG ARTS. I know it is true for Nancy and me. Whether it is classical or contemporary music, cinema, visual arts, theater, dance, writing or continued learning and development, BIG ARTS offers all creative and art-loving people a home and an opportunity. BIG ARTS also offers outlets for social interaction in discussion groups like Great Books, writing workshops, Winter Academy classes, BIG ARTS Community Chorus, BIG ARTS Community Band and our developing community theater. We also provide a home to the weekly and very successful Current Events Discussion Sessions. BIG ARTS now has well over 1,300 member households, most of which have two people participating in many ways in multiple programs. But it should also be noted that the benefits flowing from these activities go beyond their effect on the individuals directly participating. The creative sector amenities offered by the Sanibel community whether it is BIG ARTS, the Sanibel Music Festival or the Sanibel Community Association is a major component of what makes up the Sanibel value. I dont know what share of the value of our house is there because of the Sanibel amenities. I do know it is not zero. So, join us for all the exciting BIG ARTS performances, classes and theater productions we have planned. We hope you recognize what this organization means to all of us on the island. If you are not a BIG ARTS member, please join us become a member and volunteer. We need your help and creativity. You will enjoy the experience and your efforts will benefit our entire community. Charles F. Bonser President of BIG ARTS ZAGAT ZAGAT.COM R ated by : Follow us on acebook Tropical Salad! Yucatan Shrimp! March 4th and 5th 12-2pm & 4-6pmMarch 22nd12-2pm & 4-6pm th Meet The Author!


51 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 2012 Symphony Coming To BIG ARTS On SanibelThe Southwest Florida Symphony, under the direction of music director Michael Hall, will present a performance featuring the string section of the orchestra on Wednesday, February 22 at 8 p.m. at BIG ARTS Schein Hall on Sanibel. The orchestras principal horn, Gene Berger, will be the featured soloist. The program opens with the melodic and passionate Overture in c minor by Franz Schubert. Berger will give a world premiere performance of Nagels As You Like It from Rosalinds Theme in an arrangement for horn and strings by the composer specifically for the Southwest Florida Symphony. Composer Jody Nagel is Professor of Music Theory and Composition at Ball State University School of Music. Berger is the Assistant Professor of Horn at Ball State and member of the Musical Arts Woodwind Quintet. In addition to his teaching position, he is the principal horn with Muncie Symphony Orchestra, Southwest Florida Symphony where he has been a featured soloist and a member of Traverse Symphony. Prior to his appointment at Ball State in 2010, Berger was a member of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Pops and The Florida Orchestra. He can be heard on numerous recordings with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra conducted by Erich Kunzel and the Grammy-winning recordings of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra under conductor Paavo Jrvi. Berger has been an active educator, formerly teaching at the Interlochen Arts Academy, University of Central Florida and the University of Tampa. He has presented master classes, lectures, educational recitals and hosted clinics throughout North America. In the summers, Berger is on the faculty of the Music for All Camp and the Filarmonica Joven de Colombia. He has made performance appearances with the Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Colorado Music Festival, Music in the Mountains, The Spoleto Festival and the AIMS Festival in Graz, Austria. The Spanish composer, pianist, teacher and critic Joaquin Turina (1882-1949) is represented by his La Oracion del torero, translated as The Bullfighters Prayer. This evocative Spanish piece describes both the excitement in the arena and the devotional prayers of the bullfighters asking God to protect their lives. The Serenade for Strings in E Major, op. 22 is one of Dvoraks most popular works. This piece with an unmistakable Czech flavor is in five contrasting movements including a waltz, a scherzo, a romance and a vigorous furiant. Dvorak combines several expressive characteristics throughout this piece; cantabile style (first movement), slow waltz (second movement), humorous high spirits (third continued on page 56 John is a MULTI-FACETED photographer who shoots with the right balance of light, SKILL and TALENT. His pictures the models will LOVE the agents will always use, and the clients will always BOOK! ~ ALLEE NEWHOFF, ELITE MODEL AND TALENT/AGENCY DIRECTOR T.V. & FILM The pictures turned out WONDERFUL! Thank you so much! You can come back anytime... ~ FORD MODELS LIFESTYLE AND KIDS DIVISION John Conroy is a GREAT photographer! He has shot many of our new faces and he always manages to DELIVER exactly what we are looking for ~ JEFFREY KOLSRUD OWNER Q MODELS AND TALENT NYC & LA


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 201252 Bedroom Antics At Florida Repby Di SaggauA play by Alan Ayckbourn, Bedroom Farce, is set in 1974 England, and follows four couples in three bedrooms on a hectic Saturday night in London. It had a successful 276-performance run on Broadway in 1979. Bedroom Farce playing now at Florida Repertory Theatre. Farce is not my favorite genre, but I must admit I found myself laughing out loud during this two hour playful presentation with its absurd situations. In their dusky, floral wallpapered room are Delia (Carrie Lund) and Ernest (Chris Clavelli). Their biggest worries are how much they should dress up to go out to dinner and how much they should tip. They are a proper British couple in their golden years who feel being wicked is eating sardines on toast in bed. They dont like their daughter-in-law Susannah (Brandy Zarle) and feel their son Trevor (Eric Mendenhall) should have married his former girlfriend Jan (Michelle Damato). Jan is married to Nick (Brad DePlanche). They occupy the third bedroom where Nick is bedridden due to an excruciatingly painful back. His screams and moans are very realistic. In the middle bedroom are Malcolm (Jason Parrish) and Kate (Amy Hutchins). They are in the middle of renovations but decide to host a housewarming party anyway. Against their better judgment, they invite Trevor and Susannah along with Nick and Jan. Nick, of course, is unable to attend and he doesnt really want Jan to be at a party with Trevor. Madness and mayhem ensue as Trevor and Susannahs relationship erupts at the party, throwing a monkey wrench into the lives of the other three couples. Its non-stop action that requires precise timing and execution. The female characters are very entertaining, but I found myself laughing more at the antics and dialogue of the male characters. Mendenhall is a little-boy-lost husband, Clavelli is a neurotic riot, Parrish is a lovable, confused newlywed and DePlanche suffers beautifully and hysterically. The audience gets to witness the behind-closed-doors lives of three couples in their bedrooms, all the while observing the amusing unraveling of the relationship of a fourth couple who is intertwined in the lives of the other three. Bedroom Farce plays through February 25 at Florida Repertory Theatre, in the Historic Arcade Theatre on Bay Street between Jackson and Hendry in the Fort Myers River District. Tickets are available online at www.floridarep.org or by calling the box office at 332-4488. Cast of Bedroom Farce Eric Mendenhall (Trevor) and Brandy Zarle (Susannah) Just up the road awaits a true, must-do destination: the Old Captiva House, where Americas most romantic sunset meets Captivas top-rated dining in a charming, historic, Gulf-front location complete with live piano. Come, feast your eyes and your appetite. Reservations 239.472.5161 X421 | Public Welcome15951 CAPTIVA DRIVE 239.472.5161 TWEEN-WATERS.COMThe Crows Nest is one special place, every night of the week. Tuesday Special: Prime Rib, $29.95 (for two!). Wednesday Special: Surf & Turf, $24.95. Friday Special: Fish Fry, $17.95. Sunday Special: Barbeque, $17.95. Monday & Thursday: Crazy Crab Races Music Friday-Saturday: Diane Russell Band Tuesday & Wednesday: Taylor Stokes W HETHER YOU LOOK WEST OR LOOK DOWN, THE VIEW IS EQUALLY SPECTACULAR. N OT ONLY DO WE MAKE EVERY NIGHT SPECIAL. W E MAKE SPECIALS EVERY NIGHT.


53 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 2012 Reception For New Volume Of San-Cap Review At Sanibel LibraryThe Sanibel Captiva Review board of directors invites its contributors, sponsors, readers and the public to a celebration of its new volume at the Sanibel Public Library on Friday, February 17. The gathering will be from 3 to 5 p.m. in rooms 1, 2 and 3. A few selections will be read by the writers and poets. A wine and cheese reception and signing will follow. Sanibel Captiva Review is a collection of works by a variety of Sanibel, Captiva and Southwest Florida artists and writers. The review is published annually to help promote the arts and provide a window into the magic and natural beauty that lies at the heart of this region. The new volume, containing works by many locals, is dedicated to Sanibel native Sam Bailey, recently deceased. The book also is dedicated to the vice president of the board of directors, Joseph P. Little Joe Micale, who passed away November 26. One of the stories in the book was contributed by Micale. Other authors and contributors are: Deborah McQuade Gleason, Susan Powell Brown, Joe Pacheco, Henry Heitman, Ray Buck, Charles Sobczak, Bob Maxeiner, Barbara Finklestein, Mort Levy, Little Joe Micale, Mike Derechin, Mike Hannan, Francesca Joyce, Renny Severance, Don Brown, Sally Rich, Tanya Hochschild, Sandy Greco, Sid Simon, Lorraine Vail, Norm Zeigler, Joseph Xavier Martin, Barbara Taylor Saunders; and artists Myra Roberts and David Horton. The Sanibel Captiva Review is on sale for $11.95 at Sanibel Island Books & Gifts, MacIntosh Books & Paper, Island Book Nook, Island Pharmacy and Baileys General Store.For more information, contact Joe Pacheco at sanibeljoe@comcast.net or 472-1280. Sanibel Book Lovers Await Olivers Arrivalby Andrew StansellSanibel Island Books & Gifts and the Sanibel Public Library have made special preparations for Mary Olivers upcoming visit for this years Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture. Both have made arrangements to make Mary Olivers work readily accessible to islanders. The staff of the Sanibel Public Library has organized a display of Mary Olivers books that are available for borrowing. Hollie Schmid at Sanibel Island Books & Gifts has also created an elaborate display of Olivers works. Books available for purchase will include Olivers Pulitzer Prize winner, American Primitive, National Book Award winner for poetry, New and Selected Poems: Volume One, and many others. Oliver has agreed to sign books after the lecture. If you have not had a chance to purchase one of Olivers books, Hollie will also be selling books at the lecture. She writes so beautifully of nature and shows us the extraordinary in everyday life, said Schmid. Being on a sanctuary island and listening to Mary Oliver read her poetry will be the perfect fit! The Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education will be holding its annual Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture, a poetry reading with commentary, on Friday, February 17 at 7:30 p.m. at Saint Michael and All Angels Church on Sanibel. The lecture will be free and open to the public. Seats will be reserved for contributors to the eighth annual fundraising celebration. The CESE will be holding their fundraising celebration from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Sanibel beachfront home of Peter and Mallory Haffenreffer. This is the major fundraising event for the CESE and helps to further its sustainability initiatives locally and globally. For more information on the Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture or to contribute to the Centers fundraising celebration, visit www.fgcu.edu/cese, send an e-mail to cese@fgcu.edu or call 590-7166. Hollie Schmid, pictured with some of Mary Olivers books 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. Mezzo-giorno Open Lunch Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 12-3


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 201254 BIG ARTS Winter Academy Series Offers New ClassBIG ARTS Winter Academy Series announced the addition of a new class: Economic Policy and the 2012 Elections. Winter Academy offers courses in international law, music history, literature, music and art appreciation, religion and creative thinking. Dr. Lawrence S. Davidson returns a third time to BIG ARTS by popular demand. His 2012 course, Economic Policy and the 2012 Elections, will focus on macroeconomic issues and policies and their relationship to the U.S. elections in November. The class will meet on Wednesday, February 15 to examine international trends and policies (EU debt crisis, free trade agreements, China, the WTO, etc.) and their importance to the upcoming 2012 elections. Class is held from 1 to 4 p.m. Davidson is Professor Emeritus of Business Economics and Public Policy at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. Davidson taught at Kelley in Bloomington for 34 years and now roams around the globe, teaching anyone who wants to listen. Upcoming Winter Academy classes include The History of Music in the Holocaust, taught by Tom Lewy, a music historian who holds a Masters degree in Opera from the Manhattan School of Music in New York. Class meets Tuesdays, February 14 to 21, from 9 a.m. to noon. Two classes will be taught by Deborah Butler: Looking at ART and The Changing Story of Art. Butler is a former professor of art history at Edison State College who will examine the ways in which we interpret art. Looking at ART meets Wednesdays, February 15 to March 7 from 9 a.m. to noon. The Changing Story of Art meets Wednesdays, March 21 to April 11 from 9 a.m. to noon. Other classes offered are: History of Jazz: The Early Days with Jack Bailey. Bailey is a former New York Times executive who teaches jazz history at the Chautauqua Institute. Class meets Fridays, March 2 to 16 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The Narrative Moment: Story Telling in Literature and Art with AnneMarie Bouch. Bouch is an Associate Professor of Art History at Florida Gulf Coast University who holds a Ph.D. in Art History from Columbia University. Class meets Fridays, March 2 to 23 from 9 a.m. to noon. Thinking Creatively with Doug MacGregor. MacGregor is an editorial cartoonist whose work is published regularly in the The News-Press and has appeared also in USA Today. Meets Tuesdays, March 6 to 27 from 9 a.m. to noon. Class sizes are limited. The full Winter Academy Series schedule is available online at www.BIGARTS.org or by calling 395-0900. For further information about classes and events at BIGARTS, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel or e-mail info@BIGARTS.org. Doug MacGregor teaches Thinking Creatively BEST KEPT BEST KEPT SECRET ON THE SECRET ON THE ISLANDS! ISLANDS! BRING THE WHOLE BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY! 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Jim Brock, Dorothy Brooks, Carol Drummond, Katelyn Gravel, Sandy Greco, Bob Maxeiner, Jesse Millner, Joseph Pacheco, Marsha Perlman, Sid Simon, Larry Stiles and Lorraine Vail are the poets. BIG ARTS is located at 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel. Tickets, priced at $10 each, are available by calling 395-0900. Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Blvd. in Fort Myers. Call 939-2787 for more information. Send your editorial copy to:press@islandsunnews.com


55 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 2012Rothenberg To Speak At FORUM LectureBIG ARTS FORUM Lecture Series welcomes political analyst Stuart Rothenberg to Sanibel on Sunday, February 19, where he will talk about this years election cycle and Presidential contest. Rothenberg speaks at 7:30 p.m. in BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall, 900 Dunlop Road. Rothenberg is editor and publisher of The Rothenberg Political Report, a non-partisan political newsletter covering U.S. House, Senate and gubernatorial campaigns. His political commentary is also regularly published in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The New York Times, and he is a frequent contributing analyst on Meet The Press, Face The Nation and Nightline. Rothenberg provided in-depth political analysis for NewsHour on PBS during both the 2008 and 2010 election cycles. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Colby College and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Connecticut. Rothenberg has taught at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania and at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. 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. Upcoming FORUM speakers include Dr. Geoffrey Kemp, Director of Regional Strategic Programs at the Center for the National Interest (February 26); Dr. Frederick W. Kagan, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (March 4); and Desmond Lachman, resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (March 7). 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, stop by BIG ARTS, call 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. Stuart Rothenberg Portraits In Printby Jane Vos Hogg Heavenly HarpistLots of people have their someday dreams. Methel Gale had a big one. Someday, when I retire, Im going to learn to play the harp. Shed never been close to one, never touched one, never even knew someone who played one but still. it was her someday dream. Shed said goodbye to her last second grade class in the Long Island community where shed taught for years and now, as winter was on its way, she and her husband were preparing to leave for Sanibel soon after Christmas. It was a Christmas shell never forget. My husband gave me the best present ever! Just a plain manila envelope but inside was a list of instructions, names and addresses, and a great deal of money, neatly clipped together. My husband had done all the research. Hed located a teacher and arranged for a harp rental. Thinking that four months would give me a good enough start after that I could stick with it or walk away my choice, he included the exact amount of money necessary to cover the costs. Unbelievable. I decided to begin as soon as we returned from our winter away. April 2002, the hunt was on. First, it meant finding the most suitable harp. Methel chose a lever type; she rented it with an option to buy. Eventually she did buy it and after five years she traded up for yet another one, her present fullsized concert pedal harp. Her harp dream, hatched eight years ago, has continued to thrive. And no, it doesnt take a winter holiday. Where she goes, so goes the harp. We have to take careful measurements when we get a new car. The harp travels with us, she said. Winters shes a member of the Southwest Florida Harp Ensemble, a group of mostly professionals where she is classified as an adult beginner. Each February they have a weekend event which combines, lessons, rehearsals and finally a performance which is given at the Presbyterian Church in Bonita Springs. Imagine this, she explains. We practice at the home of a man who is a harpist for the Naples Philharmonic. The harp he plays used to be Harpo Marxs. And we dont have to bring our own harps to rehearsal because he has 20 of them right there in his living room. Music isnt new to Methel. She began playing the piano when she was five and its been much a part of her life ever since. As for the harp, she practices for several hours a day. You cant afford to lose your calluses, she explains. And practice means much more than simply knowing where to put your fingers. You have as a matter of fact, in the upcoming Road Show day-long event to practice where and how to turn the pages and when to change the pedals. Weather really affects harps. Its as if we spend half our time tuning them and half our time playing out of tune. I particularly like the reception venue, she said. People are chatting. Theyre not just focused on the player. Her husband, a retired high school chemistry teacher, is her harp hauler. Does he get paid, I asked. Well he gets to hear Dennis Lehane speak at the library because Im playing that evening But then, as if to correct herself, she adds, He gets tremendous pleasure out of my success and my progress. Its a ball he helped set in motion. And to readers who were listening at the recent Road Show at the library, call it the perfect pairing when high tech meets low. She was the soft sound in the background, no apps, no touch pads, just fingers and strings. Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com 9 A.M. 6 P.M. MON. SAT. 12-5 P.M. SUNDAY1571 PERIWINKLE WAYSANIBEL, FL 33957 239.472.5223www.sanibelbookshop.com Tim Dorsey Monday, February 13 1-2pm Trollbeads Special EventFebruary 10-14 Book Signing EventJim George and Jim Anderson Thursday, Feb 9 11am-1pm g n 9 Book Signing Event Book Signing Event Book Signing Event g James and Sarah Kaserman Friday, February 17 11am 1pm g g Myra Roberts Saturday, February 18 11am 1pm From page 22Center 4 Life 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. 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ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 201256 Gallucci To Speak About Nuclear Challenge, Other Security Threats BIG ARTS FORUM Lecture Series welcomes political-military affairs expert Robert Gallucci this Sunday, February 12, to speak about the nuclear challenge from North Korea and the changing nature of nuclear threat. Gallucci will speak at 7:30 p.m. in BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel. Gallucci is president of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. He served as Dean of Georgetown Universitys Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service for 13 years. He completed 21 years of government service, serving since August 1994 with the U.S. Department of State as Ambassador at Large. From 1998 to 2001, he was appointed as Department of State Special Envoy to deal with the threat posed by the proliferation of ballistic missiles and weapons of mass destruction. He also currently serves on the U.S. State Departments International Security Advisory Board. In its 10th season, The FORUM Lecture Series is nationally recognized for inviting distinguished speakers and experts each year to Sanibel to speak about significant issues of the 21st century. Upcoming speakers include Dr. Geoffrey Kemp, Director of Regional Strategic Programs at the Center for the National Interest (February 26); Dr. Frederick W. Kagan, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, (March 4); and Desmond Lachman, resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (March 7). 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 firstcome, 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, stop by BIG ARTS, call 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. Robert Gallucci Island Jazz, Lecture SeriesGrab a beach chair, a cold soda pop and sit in the beautiful warmth of Sanibel sunshine and listen to Island Jazz. The band, comprised of talented amateur, semiprofessional and professional musicians, performs Big Band and Dixieland-style music in Boler Garden. The Sunday, February 19 performance will be the third in a series of four concerts by the band and promises to bring back fond memories. The concert begins at 3 p.m. and admission is free. In case of rain, the performance will be moved to the Gainer Veranda. That evening will offer a change of pace, with the Distinguished Scholars Lecture Series featuring Stuart Rothenberg, editor and publisher of The Rothenberg Political Report, a nonpartisan political newsletter covering U.S. House, Senate and gubernatorial campaigns will be the featured speaker. His topic will be the 2012 elections. Rothenbergs political commentary is also regularly published in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The New York Times, and he is a frequent contributing analyst on Meet The Press, Face The Nation and Nightline. Rothenberg provided in-depth political analysis for NewsHour on PBS during both the 2008 and 2010 election cycles. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Colby College and a PhD in political science from the University of Connecticut. Rothenberg has taught at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania and at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. 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57 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 2012 Last Chance To Catch Dirty Rotten Scoundrels At Herb Strauss Theater The critically-acclaimed musical Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is now playing at BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater, running through Saturday, February 11. All shows begin at 8 p.m. Based on the popular 1988 film, Scoundrels is the Tony and Drama Desk awardwinning musical that took Broadway by storm in 2005. Its a hilarious battle of cons that will keep you laughing, humming and guessing until the end. The show contains mild adult language. Tickets are $42 for adults and $20 for children. Single event tickets as well as series and subscription tickets are available for purchase online through the BIG ARTS website. Season series tickets are $108 for three shows. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is supported by Herb Strauss Theater Season Sponsor The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company and Show Sponsors The Cedar Chest Fine Jewelry and John Grey Painting. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Herb Strauss Theater Box Office at 2200 Periwinkle Way, call 472-6962 or 395-0900, or log on to www. BIGARTS.org. Trey Compton, center, and the cast of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Jason Loete, Lara Hayhurst and Trey Compton Miguel Cintron and Cheyenne Nelson Cast of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels photos by Nick Adams From page 1Linden String QuartetAs the Graduate String Quartetin-Residence at the Yale School of Music, the Linden String Quartet is the gold medalist and grand prize winner of both the 2009 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and the 2010 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition. Other awards include first prize at the sixth Hugo Kauder International Competition and the Coleman-Barstow prize at the 2009 Coleman National Chamber Ensemble Competition. Sarah McElravy (violin), Catherine Cosbey (violin), Eric Wong (viola) and Felix Umansky (cello) as a quartet previously served both as apprentice to the Cavani String Quartet at the Cleveland Institute of Music and as Quartet-inResidence of the Canton Symphony Orchestra. In the summer of 2010, Linden was a resident artist at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival in the Berkshires and participated in chamber music festivals in Banff, Alberta and Stanford, California. Laura McDowell of Classical Voice North Carolina, an online arts journal, described a recent concert featuring Linden as, a memorable performance of the highest musical caliber. Lindens BIG ARTS performance will include Schuberts Quartettsatz in C minor, D. 703; Ravels Quartet in F major; Murphys Dark Energy; and Beethovens Quartet in C minor, Op. 18, No. 4. Linden String Quartet performance supported by Grand Patron Sponsor Patricia and Davis Thurber and Supporter Family of Joe Boscov. Visit www.BIGARTS.org for more event and performance information, including links to performers websites. Tickets are available for purchase online at www.BIGARTS.org, by visiting BIG ARTS Marks Box Office or by calling 395-0900. 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 Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


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Well take care of you!Corner of Periwinkle Way & Tarpon Bay Road472-1516 239.395.4022751 Tarpon Bay Road5-10 p.m. www.iltesoro.net 8:30 am 6 p.m.239-472-4300Tahitian Gardens Plaza My Stars FOR WEEK OF FEBRUARY 13, 2012ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You dont like rejection. But instead of trying to ram your ideas through to an unreceptive audience, stand back and wait for a more favorable environment later this month. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Job commitments call for the tidy Taurean to charge into those problem-plagued projects and get them into shape. Then go ahead and enjoy the fun and friendships of your expanding social life. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) The pressures of the workplace are beginning to ease. While you still need to stay connected to your ongoing commitments, youll be able to take more time to relax with family and friends. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You might feel that you need to prove how much you can do. But be careful not to take on more than you can handle, or you risk being bogged down. An Aries has a message for you. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Financially it could be a little tight for a while. So resist the urge to splurge on things you dont really need. There will be time enough to indulge yourself when the money squeeze eases later this month. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) You demand trust from others. But someone is creating a situation that could put your own trustworthiness in question. Be sure to keep all lines of communication open. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A problem delays the recognition that you hoped to receive for your hard work. But all will soon be resolved. Remember to make patience your watchword this week. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Those wonderful ideas could expand your workplace prospects and ultimately lead you on a new career path. Your personal life also opens up new vistas. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) So much seems to be swirling around you these days that you might find it hard to focus on priorities. Best advice: Take things one at a time, and youll get through them all. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Work out situations with what you have, and avoid the temptation to create complications where they dont exist. This applies both at home and in the workplace. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Keep your keen senses open to possible changes in personal and/or professional situations. Knowing what might lie ahead gives you an edge on how to handle it. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Personal pressures at work could create a problem with your performance. Best advice: Focus on the job ahead of you. If necessary, you can deal with the other issue later. BORN THIS WEEK: Like your fellow Aquarian Abraham Lincoln, you have a way of handling the most difficult situations with grace and conviction. On Feb. 16, 1848, romantic composer Frederic Chopin plays his final concert in his adopted city of Paris, 18 months before his death from tuberculosis at the age of 39. After fleeing his native Poland, he spent the rest of his life amid the high society of France. On Feb. 19, 1851, an angry mob in San Franciscos business district tries two Australian suspects in the robbery and assault of C.J. Jansen. Vigilantes were fairly common during the Gold Rush boom in San Francisco, and they were so well regarded that they took over the Democratic Party in the late 1850s, and some became respected politicians. On Feb. 18, 1885, Mark Twain publishes his famous and controversial novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. At the books heart is the journey of Huck and his friend Jim, a runaway slave, down the Mississippi River on a raft. On Feb. 13, 1915, The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is formed. ASCAP collects and distributes royalties for copyrighted musical works. Today, ASCAP reports that it distributes more than $800 million in royalties annually to its members. On Feb. 14, 1929, Sir Alexander Fleming, a bacteriologist, discovers penicillin. Having left a plate of staphylococcus bacteria uncovered, Fleming noticed that a mold, similar to the kind found on bread, had fallen on the culture and had killed many of the bacteria. On Feb. 15, 1933, president-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt escapes an assassination attempt. Deranged, unemployed brick layer Giuseppe Zangara shouted, Too many people are starving! and opened fire with six rounds. Zangaras extreme action reflected the anger and frustration felt among many Americans during the Great Depression. On Feb. 17, 1966, Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys rolls tape on the first take of Good Vibrations. Six months, four studios and $50,000 later, he finally completed his 3 minute, 39 second symphony, pieced together from more than 90 hours of tape recorded during literally hundreds of sessions. It was 19th-century German philosopher, composer and poet Friedrich Nietzsche who made the following sage observation: At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not cease to be insipid. Despite all the cartoons youve seen throughout your life, rabbits generally prefer greens to carrots, and mice would rather eat grains and fruit than cheese. The area that is now the state of California had a population of about 700 in 1854. In 2010, the population had increased to 37,253,956. In the span of just over one and a half centuries, the population increased a whopping 53,000 times. Rice paper is not made from rice. Its made from the pith of the rice paper plant. You may be surprised to learn that, according to the National Sleep Foundation, 33 percent of all preschoolers have a TV in their room, and 20 percent of infants and toddlers have one. If you ever make a trip to Italy (lucky you!) and visit the town of Modena, be sure to go to the bell tower. There you might see an item that is, to the best of my knowledge, unique in the world: a wooden bucket that started a war. In 1325 a group of soldiers from the then-city-state of Modena raided rival city-state Bologna and returned home with the bucket. Greatly desiring to get the bucket back, Bologna declared war. The war raged on for years, but Bologna never did get its bucket back. If youre a schoolteacher in Arkansas, you should be aware of an arcane law there: If you bob your hair, youll be ineligible for a pay raise. A committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled. -Sir Barnett Cocks THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY


59 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 2012 Florida Grouper Oriental cup soy sauce teaspoon toasted sesame oil 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 teaspoon green onions, diced 4 tablespoons hoisin sauce teaspoon fresh ginger, minced teaspoon brown sugar 4 six-ounce grouper fillets teaspoon Chinese 5 Spice powder Kosher salt, to taste Fresh ground black pepper, to taste cup corn starch or rice flour 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons unsalted butter For sauce, combine soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, green onion, hoisin sauce, ginger and sugar in a small mixing bowl. Mix well, adding additional hoisin sauce to thicken mixture if needed. Cover and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours to blend flavors. To serve, heat sauce in a small saucepan and keep warm. Sprinkle fillets with seasonings and dredge in corn starch or rice flour. Heat oil and butter in a large saut pan over medium-high heat. When butter foams, add fillets; cook 4 minutes per side or until opaque in center. Transfer fillets to serving plate and serve with sauce on the side. Yields four servings Nutritional Value Per Serving Fillet only: Calories 340, Calories From Fat 129, Total Fat 15g, Saturated Fat 5g, Trans Fatty Acid 0g, Cholesterol 78mg, Total Carbohydrates 16g, Protein 34g, Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.5g Sauce only: Calories 58, Calories From Fat 5, Total Fat 1g, Saturated Fat 0g, Trans Fatty Acid 0g, Cholesterol 0mg, Total Carbohydrates 13g, Protein 3g, Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0g Look for Fresh from Florida ingredients at your grocery store. Florida Grouper Oriental Britton To Attend Book DiscussionMacIntosh Books & Paper will welcome author Katharine Britton on Wednesday, February 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Her debut novel, Her Sisters Shadow, is published by Penguin Group and was released in June of 2011. In this emotional debut, Britton explores the divergent paths we take in life and the turns in the road that bring us back, ultimately, to each other. Publishers Weekly says Shifting between present day and the late 1960s, two sisters confront their tragic past in Brittons touching debut. Britton seamlessly alternates between the two eras to unravel a tale of rivalry, tragedy, love, and the corruptibility of truth. Setting her tale against the lush beauty of coastal New England ... Britton creates a touching, intricate account of painful memories that radically shape lives. 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 teaches writing at Colby-Sawyer College and is an instructor at The Writers Center. Her Sisters Shadow is also the February selection for the bookstores monthly book club, a gathering of island friends and bibliophiles that is open to all. This months book club meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 28 at 9 a.m. If you are interested in joining, stop in or call for more details at 472-1447. MacIntosh Books & Paper is located at 2407 Periwinkle Way. If you are unable to attend the event, signed copies can be purchased in advance or by phone. McLouth Coming To MacIntoshMacIntosh Books & Paper will host author Gary McLouth on Monday, February 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. His latest fictional story collection, Do No Harm, creates an in-depth, thoughtful, and artistically arranged conversation between the voices of a father and son who serve as alternate narrators throughout the book. These nine stories emerged from collaboration with McLouths father, the late Dr. Sydney McLouth. Do No Harm follows McLouths, Natural Causes and Death continued on page 60 Market open 7 days: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Restaurant: Sun. Thur. 11 a.m. 9 p.m. Fri. Sat. 11 a.m. 10 p.m. 17650 San Carlos Blvd., Ft. Myers, FL 33931 239.482.6765 | ShoalsWineBar.comLocally owned, fresh and fun!VALENTINES AT SHOALSFeb. 14 | 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.Please call by Feb. 13 for reservations. y Petite Filet Mignon and Florida Lobster Tail, served with Barnaise, Sauteed French Beans and Roasted Herb Potatoes $35 Lamb Rack with Berry Demi-glaze, Sauteed French Beans and Roasted Herb Potatoes $32 Shrimp Pappardelle Pasta with Brandy Cream Sauce $18


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 201260 Edison State Distinguished Speakers SeriesThe Edison State College Foundation Board of Directors invites the community to its 50th Anniversary Distinguished Speakers Series. This free, three-part series will be located on the Lee campus of Edison State College, and will showcase health, culture and education. Guests are invited to enjoy light hors doeuvres, fellowship, a glass of wine and a re-acquaintance with Edison State College. Distinguished Speakers Series visiting lecturers in 2012 will include Jeff Davis, Adrian Kerr and Lee Bennett Hopkins. Davis is a national speaker on cardiovascular technology and a published author. He began his career in health care as a registered respiratory therapist in 1987 and, after graduating from Edison State College, he worked in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers. The severity of babies who suffered from congenital cardiac disease and cardiac related complications enhanced his desire to work in a cardiology related environment. Davis will speak on Thursday, February 16 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Nursing Building. Kerr is an author and specialist in Ancient Civilizations and is the Director of Continuing Education at Edison State College. He has spent more than 30 years researching, writing and broadcasting about the Middle East and India. He is described as a leading historical populist and regularly appears on television and radio. He presents complex historical, political and religious issues in an enjoyable manner. He can compress thousands of years of history into a fascinating, often humorous, summary. Kerr will speak on Friday, March 23 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Rush Library. Hopkins is one of the nations most sought-after speakers on the subject of childrens literature. He also has a revered role as the namesake of the Edison State College, Lee Bennett Hopkins Writing Institute. He has written and edited numerous award-winning books for children and young adults. In 1989 he received the University of Southern Mississippi Medallion for outstanding contributions to the field of childrens literature. At the heart of all of his writing is his determination to bring children and books together. Hopkins will speak on Thursday, April 19 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Education Building. All of these events are free, but registration is required and seating is limited. Contact Danessa Stevens at 489-9210 for more information or visit www.edison. edu/foundation. Lee Bennett Hopkins Jeff Davis Adrian Kerr Local Author To Join February 11 Book DiscussionMacIntosh Books & Paper will host local author Amy Bennett Williams on Saturday, February 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Her latest work, Along The Caloosahatchee River, is published by Arcadia Publishing as part of their Images of America series, which feature comprehensive history and beautiful, period photographs. Arcadia Publishing describes Williams book as the story of the ancient mastodons that once roamed its shores, the 19th century entrepreneurs who bent it to their wills, and the celebrities [including Thomas Edison and Henry Ford] who have relaxed on its waters. Richly illustrated with historical images and observations, Along The Caloosahatchee River chronicles the life of the singular waterway that joins the heart of Southwest Florida to the Gulf of Mexico and beyond. Williams is a journalist and editor of the News-Press Tropicalia magazine. She can also be heard each week on NPR, reading her beloved essays of life in Southwest Florida. Amy lives in Alva with her husband and two children. MacIntosh Books & Paper is located at 2407 Periwinkle Way. If you are unable to attend the event, signed copies can be purchased in advance or by phone at 472-1447. 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! From page 59McLouth ComingAnd Other Frustrations, the winner of the Presidents Distinguished Dissertation Award at SUNY Albany in New York. Natural Causes will also be available for purchase. As an association professor in the School of Arts and Humanities at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, McLouth taught magazine and TV production courses and interviewing for print and broadcast media at graduate and undergraduate levels. He retired after 23 years. He is currently an adjunct professor at Edison State College and resides in Fort Myers with his wife, Providence. MacIntosh Books & Paper is located at 2407 Periwinkle Way. Signed copies may also be purchased prior to the event by calling 472-1447.


61 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 2012 A Mystery Novel Set On Sanibelby Di SaggauP.S. Im Innocent is a mystery novel written by Florida author Steve Ruediger. The action takes place on Sanibel and it addresses slave labor conditions, illegal aliens, a female heroine, and a crooked policeman along with many other memorable characters. As a new employee for the Sanibel Island Environmental Conservancy, Lizzie Grant feels she has it made. Shes helping to preserve wiildlife and working on a Florida beach. Life couldnt get any better but it wont stay that way for long. One night while researching sea turtles on the beach, Lizzie sees illegal aliens being brought ashore by a smuggler. Her accidental observation leads to her being threatened and stalked by the smuggler and then he suddenly shows up dead in her apartment. Lizzie is wanted for his murder and pursued by the police. She turns to a semi-retired Mafia don named Joey for help. This colorful character ends up being one of Lizzies best friends, coming often to her rescue. As she tries to clear her name she discovers the illegal aliens are being used as slave labor on a farm next to her friends wildlife refuge. In spite of Joeys help, Lizzie becomes a prisoner on the slave labor farm. Pursued by the police and the men who want to kill her, Lizzie is running out of time. The book grabs you from the beginning: A sudden splash followed by crunching noises startled Lizzie Grant. Her breath caught in her throat. Lizzie loved the beach at night but felt vulnerable alone on the long, empty stretch of sand. She stopped dead in her tracks, trembling from head to toe. She wanted to run but her feet would not move. Instead, she forced herself to slowly turn, afraid of who might be approaching behind her. Ruediger has a gift for description and dialogue. Youll recognize familiar areas on Sanibel. The book is an entertaining read from start to finish. Its available at Sanibel Island Books & Gifts, MacIntosh Books & Paper on Sanibel, and One for the Books in Cape Coral. It is also avaiilable for the Nook at Barnesandnoble.com and for the Kindle at Amazon.com, and thousands of other online bookstores. Ruediger is a member of Writers Group Two on Sanibel. He was a reporter for the Sanibel-Captiva Islander in the early 1990s and for the Fort Myers News-Press in 1968. He will give a talk on Monday, March 12 at 10 a.m. at the Sanibel Public Library on Self Publishing in the Internet Age. In his talk Ruediger will describe some of the Internet tools available to authors. Poetic Voicesselected by Don BrownDreams Afloatby Raymond Buck In dreams I seek your voice I would ask no other choice for you are beauty in the night soft sounds of everything right you recline so like a queen on your simple bed of green without crown or regal dress royalty in soft sleep caress in dreams there sleeps more to help the love breeze soar down meadows into trees with all the wisps that tease until brisk winds fill the sails the seagulls will tell no tales about sharing with you a reach that dreams afloat will teach. Raymond Bucks first book of poems, South of Providence, was published in 2009. A member of a Sanibel writing group, he reads his poetry at Writers Reads and whenever anyone asks. He also writes for and about the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village on Sanibel Island. For consideration, please send typed poems with a short biography to Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957 Attn: Don Brown or send a Microsoft Word attachment to donbrown@alum. mit.edu Live Entertainment 8pm-11pm Wed Fri Stone Crab Claws Are HERE! Lunch & Dinner Daily Happy Hour Nightly Find Us on Facebook


63 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 2012 Tinker Tailor Soldier SpyOn Wednesday, February 15 at 1 p.m., the Island Cinema will show the seventh 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 each. Other movies in the series will be announced prior to the weekly showing. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is Swedish director Tomas Alfredsons film based on the 1974 British spy novel by John Le Carre and the adpapted screen play by Bridget OConner and Peter Straugham. It stars Gary Oldman as George Smiley, a middle aged, taciturn, perspicacious intelligence expert forced into retirement. The cast also includes Colin Firth, Toby Jones and John Hurt. The time is 1973. The Cold War of the mid-20th century continues to damage international relations. Britains Secret Service (MI6) is striving to keep pace with other countries espionage efforts and to keep the UK secure. Smiley is recalled from retirement to hunt down a Soviet mole in the Circus, the highest echelon of British Secret Intelligence Service. Alfredson sets the mood well, capturing the tense atmosphere of the 1970s and the suspicion of betrayal that was central to the mindset of the Cold War. The film is a thriller full of twists and turns and keeps us guessing and asking the all-important question: Who is the mole?Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy has been nominated for three Academy Awards: Best Actor (Oldman ), Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Music Score. Book SigningBest-selling author Tim Dorsey will be having a book signing event at Sanibel Island Books & Gifts, 1571 Periwinkle Way, on Monday February 13 from 1 to 2 p.m. In his latest thriller, Pineapple Grenade, gloriously unrepentant Florida serial killer Serge Storms is back and hes finagled his way into becoming a secret agent in Miami in another outrageous crime comedy. In Dorseys newest novel, the incomparable Serge takes up spying for the president of a banana republic, and now Homeland Security wants to bring him down. Its always a wild ride when Dorseys at the wheel, and with Pineapple Grenade, he delivers his most explosively hilarious road trip to date. Dorsey was a reporter and editor for the Tampa Tribune from 1987 to 1999 and is the author of 13 novels. He lives in Tampa. I guarantee Dorsey will never win the Nobel Prize for Literature hes far too funny, wrote the Richmond TimesDispatch. The Miami Herald claims, If youve never read Dorsey, you need to start. You wont be disappointed. If you have any questions or would like to order a signed copy, call Sanibel Island Books & Gifts at 472-5223. Trouper The Blind Raccoon To Visit Sanibel LibraryThe Sanibel Public Library will host Trouper the blind raccoon on Thursday, February 16 at 3 p.m. in the childrens area of the library, 770 Dunlop Road. Trouper, blinded by an abuser when he was two months old, will bring his owner Dot Lee with him. Local author Kyle Miller will also be in attendance. They will share Troupers story and talk about the need to protect all wildlife. For more information, call 472-2483.


We are proud to have been selected to publish the 2012 Sanibel Shell Fair & Show Magazine. Join us in the island wide shellabra on Feburary 17th to March 3rd. The 75th Anniversary Commemora ve Edi on will be available atThe Sanibel Shell Fair & ShowMarch 1st, 2nd and 3rd The Community House 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island NEWSPAPERSanibel & Captiva Islands 25th Anniversary 50th Anniversary 75th AnniversaryISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 201264


FREETake Me Home NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands BUSINESS REAL ESTATE CLASSIFIEDS VOL. 19, NO. 33 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA FEBRUARY 10, 2012 B BSECTIONLand Sea Air Event To Benefit CCMIThe 2nd annual Land Sea Air event will be held Saturday, March 10 from 5 to 8 p.m. at South Seas Island Resort on Captiva. Arriving in style or in a unique way is the idea for this fundraiser where guests choose their method of transportation by land, sea or air. Cocktails and heavy hors doeuvres are served, theres entertainment, and a live and a silent auction. The event raises funds for Community Cooperative Ministries Inc., the umbrella agency for the Everyday Caf and Marketplace, Home Delivered Meals, Community Montessori Preschool and Social and Homeless Services. Guests really went all out last year in being unique and fun in their arrivals from driving an antique 1906 Ford Model N to a cow-themed convertible, antique Rolls Royce and even decked out golf carts, said Tracey Galloway, CEO of CCMI. It was exciting to see the helicopter and sea plane circle above before landing nearby and we cant wait to see how creative our friends and neighbors are in their choices of arrival this year. Ticket prices begin at $250 and depend upon the type of arrival method chosen by guests, including a sea plane, helicopter, yacht, fire truck, chartered boats, personal watercraft, limousine, parasail, kayak, golf cart, or celebrity chauffeur. According to organizers, attendance will be capped at 100 couples. Last year, the event raised $75,000. With the money we raised last year, we were not only able to continue helping our community but also develop new and innovative ways to fight hunger and homelessness, said Galloway. Those things included opening Southwest Floridas second customer centered Choice Marketplace, establishing Baby U classes for expectant families, serving more schools last summer with CCMIs Mobile Food Pantry, converting the former Soup Kitchen into the Everyday Caf and Marketplace and adding more schools and students to its weekend backpack program. The latest astonishing statistics we are seeing is that over 700 Lee County school children are considered homeless, Galloway said. And if they are homeless, I guarantee they are also hungry. CCMI has been refocusing its hunger-fighting efforts toward implementing sustainable customer-choice centered models for long-term hunger elimination. This re-examination continued on page 4BSanibel School Ranked No. 1 In State Of Floridaby Jeff LysiakIt would not have been a huge surprise to learn that The Sanibel School would be ranked among the highest scoring schools in the state when the Florida Department of Education (DOE) released its official list of elementary, middle, combination and high schools for 201011 last week. However, when the island educational facility appeared at the top of the list for combination schools, its teachers, staff, students and parents reveled in the news of being named number one. My initial reaction was how proud I am of the team effort it takes to be ranked number one, said Barbara Von Harten, principal of The Sanibel School, who received notification of the DOE ranking on January 30. A total of 3,078 Florida schools were ranked. The Sanibel School, which has been awarded an A rating for the past 11 years, ranked on top of the list of Floridas elementary-middle combination schools with 692 points, well ahead of Challenger K-8 School of Science & Math in Hernando County, which scored 674 points. Beachside Montessori Village School in Broward County placed third with 669 points. According to the Florida Department of Education, points for elementary, middle and combination schools are based only continued on page 8B Shellabration! HappeningsRecently, Arthur Frommer shared his list of favorite travel destinations and Sanibel Island was number one. This is a wonderful and exciting designation... and the perfect way to celebrate the wonder of the island is Shellabration! 2012. The official celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Sanibel Shell Fair & Show will begin with the Sanibel Stoop on Friday, February 17. Meet at Bowmans Beach at 10 a.m. and be part of an attempt to Sanibel Stoop into the Guinness Book of World Records. Put on your dancing shoes for the Shellabration! Gala on Sunday, February 19 at 5:30 p.m. at The Sanctuary Golf Club and experience the sounds of Tom Tiratto and his Orchestra as they transport you back to the Sinatra Years. It will be a wonderful evening of cocktails, dinner and dancing. The Shell Couture Fashion Show will feature original fashion designs inspired by gifts from the sea. The luncheon and show begin at 11 a.m. on Monday, February 27 at The Sanctuary Golf Club. Who can resist shellicious ice cream flavors on a Sunday afternoon? Join in at The Community House on March 4 at 1:30 p.m. for Rusty Browns performance of In Celebration of Anne Morrow Lindbergh. For reservations or additional information, call The Community House at 472-2155 or visit www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net or www.shellabration2012. com. Sam Galloway, Jr. and Kathy Galloway Tricia Dorn, Karen Ryan, Michael and Canella Mullins


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 20122B Hortoons American Legion Post 123 EventsEvery Friday, American Legion Post 123 hosts a Fish Fry dinner, complete with cole slaw, baked beans and hushpuppies. Meals are served from 4 to 8 p.m. and cost $10. This Sunday, February 12, visit the Legion for a BBQ ribs and chicken meal, served from 1 to 8 p.m. for $12. Also, enjoy live music with Chris Coile from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mark your calendars for Sunday, February 19, when Post 123 hosts a Seafood Fest from 1 to 8 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. Editors NoteA fictitious name used in the February 3 Hortoon was not intended to offend any nationality or religion. We apologize if any offense was taken. From page 1BSanibel Schoolupon FCAT scores. High school points are based upon FCAT scores, graduation rates, accelerated coursework and other factors. Von Harten pointed out that she was most proud of her schools results for the lowest 25 percent of students making learning gains in mathematics (79 percent) and reading (76 percent). We take extra care of all of our students, and we do an exceptional job of making learning gains, said Von Harten, who added that the schools ParentTeacher Association is planning a celebration in recognition of the state ranking. The Sanibel School was the lone entry from Lee County to appear in the top 10 of any of the state-ranked listings. Cape Elementary School ranked 54th on the elementary school list; Gulf Middle School ranked 35th on the middle school list; Fort Myers High School ranked 25th on the high school list. Floridians care about education and it is critical that our students have access to world-class schools that will give them a pathway to a successful career, Governor Rick Scott said in a press release accompanying the state rankings. Measuring each schools performance helps gauge our progress toward that goal. Mike McMurray & Trevor Nette. Thats Us and with over 325 million in sales since 2007, its a record we are proud of and we would like you to know about. Because when the time comes for you to buy or sell real estate in todays challenging market place, you really should have the advantage of working with real estate professionals who have a proven track record of outstanding performance thats second to none. If Youre Thinking About Buying or Selling Real Estate, Call McMurray & Nette of Royal Shell Real Estate Today! Mike McMurra y & Trevor Nette. Thats Us and with over 325 million in sales since 2007, its a record we are p roud o f and weMEET SOUTHWEST FLORIDAS #1 REAL ESTATE TEAM 2 3 9 8 5 0 7 8 8 8 ( Mikes Cell ) Mike @ McMurra ya ndNette.co m 2 3 9 2 8 1.44 3 5 ( T r evors Cell ) T revor @ McMurra y andNette.co m Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com


SANIBEL SANIBEL CAPTIVA CAPTIVA SANIBEL CAPTIVA CAPTIVA CAPTIVA SANIBEL SANIBEL SANIBEL SANIBEL SANIBEL Follow us on 3BD/2BA with Wide Basin Direct Access Private Pool, Brick Paver Deck Dock with 10,000lb Lift Large Caged Pool $1,595,000 MLS 2120141 Burns Family Team, 239.464.2984SANIBEL HARBOURS DIRECT ACCESS 3BD/2BA with 2,200 S.F. of Living Space Screened In Porch/Pool/Beach Super Large Master Suite Great Amenities & Parking Under Unit $1,350,000 MLS 2120086 McMurray & Nette 239.281.4435PINE COVE OF SANIBEL 4 Bedrooms, 3-Baths New Construction Near Beach on Private Street Energy Ef cient/Low Maintenance Hurricane Rated $1,495,000 MLS 2900136 John & Denice Beggs 239.357.5500CAPTIVA CYPRESS COTTAGE Rare Estate Offering on Captivas Gold Coast Over 12,000 S.F. of Living, 7BD-Ensuites Floor to Ceiling Windows, Theatre Room Multi-Level Terraced Pool/Spa $13,900,000 MLS 2800641 McMurray & Nette 239.850.7888NATIONALLY ACCLAIMED CAPTIVA ESTATE 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths Beautifully Updated Private Estate Unparalleled Gulf Views Wraparound Lanais & Gorgeous Pool $3,695,000 MLS 2110707 Jane Reader Weaver, 239.472.1302SANIBELS FINEST SUBDIVISION Direct Bayfront w/Gulf Access Dockage Mini Estate/Family Compound 4 Bedrooms, 5 Baths and 1 Half Bath Captiva Village Location $3,749,000 MLS 2110756 John and Denice Beggs 239.357.5500CAPTIVA ISLAND LURE 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths Located on Exclusive Sanctuary Golf Course Luxurious Upgrades/Custom Furnishings Small, Quiet Complex $475,000 MLS 2111226 Burns Family Team, 239.464.2984IBIS AT THE SANCTUARY 2 Bedrooms, 2-baths Plus Loft Remodeled Kitchen 1,664 S.F. of Living Nice Community Amenities $789,000 MLS 2100240 Jim Branyon 239.565.3233HAVE IT ALL Overlooking 3 Intersecting Canals Gorgeous Island Kitchen Boat Dock and Lift Only Minutes to the Open Water $1,095,000 MLS 2100239 Jane Reader Weaver 239.472.1302KEY WEST STYLE HIDEAWAY Completely Updated 1 Bedroom, 1-bath $40K Rental Income 2011 Beach Front Complex $279,900 MLS 2900975 Sarah Ashton 239.691.4915SUNDIAL BEACH RESORT Private Townhouse Completely Remodeled 2 Bedroom, Plus Den, 2-baths Wrap Around Porches $569,000 MLS 2100065 Burns Family Team, 239.464.2984SNUG HARBOR 2 Bedrooms, 2-Baths Stunning Gulf Views Great Amenities Fully Furnished $644,500 MLS 2100534 Sally Davies 239.691.3319SANDPIPER BEACH 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths Awesome Pool & Tennis Court Views From Screened Lanai Spacious Interior & Marble Floors $479,000 MLS 2110985 McMurray & Nette 239.281.4435BLIND PASS CONDO SANIBEL 4BD/4.5BA Situated on Over 6.5 Acres 200 of Beach Frontage with Panoramic Views Open Living Room/Soaring Ceilings Gated Community with Pool & Tennis $3,395,000 MLS 2120108 McMurray & Nette, 239.850.7888UNIQUE GULF RIDGE RESIDENCE Blind Pass on West End 2 Bedrooms/2 Baths Remodeled Beach, Pool, Tennis & More Virtual Tour: www.BlindPassA105.info $420,000 MLS 2120116 Bob & Viv Radigan 239.691.6240BEACH COTTAGE THEMED CONDO SANIBEL CAPTIVA Top Floor, 2 Bedroom with Loft Direct Gulf with Extended Lanai Fabulous Sunsets/White Sand Beach Great Personal Vacation or Rental $769,900 MLS 2800792 Fred Newman or Vicki Panico, 239.826.2704BEACH VILLA 2336 Real EstateWe make it easy. You make it home.RoyalShellRealEstate.com (800) 805.0168 FORT MYERS 1870 Clayton Court Ft. Myers, FL 33907 239.689.7653 BONITA SPRINGS26811 S. Tamiami Trail Bonita Springs, FL 34134239.992.9100 SANIBEL ISLAND 959 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 239.472.0078 CAPTIVA ISLAND 15050 Captiva Drive Captiva, FL 33924 239.472.0078 NAPLES 601 Fifth Ave S Naples, FL 34102 239.213.9100 NAPLES 3000 Tamiami Trail N Naples, FL 34103 239.213.9100 SANIBEL ISLAND 1997 Perwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 239.472.0078 CAPTIVA ISLAND11499 Andy Rosse Lane Captiva, FL 33924 239.472.0078 NAPLES 589 Fifth Ave S Naples, FL 34103 239.261.9101 NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING REDUCED REDUCED REDUCEDISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 20123B


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 20124B Development CityYear BuiltSquare FootageListing PriceSelling PriceDays on Market Fa Lanes BayviewCaptiva2010 3,566 2,275,0001,960,000 395 Bonita BayBonita Springs2000 4,393 1,795,0001,600,000 70 No DevelopmentCape Coral2008 4,430 1,495,0001,400,000 66 Bonita BayBonita Springs1994 3,368 935,000895,000 61 Vasari Bonita Springs2006 3,430 799,000750,000 55 Cape Coral Cape Coral1988 3,352 750,000685,000 29 St. Charles HarbourFort Myers1994 3,282 750,000665,000 374 Rose Garden Cape Coral2001 2,492 697,900645,000 22 Town River Fort Myers1980 2,605 649,000600,000 202 Sea OatsSanibel1977 2,399 624,900600,000 50Courtesy of Royal Shell Real EstateTop 10 Real Estate Sales From page 1BLand Sea Air Eventof the traditional soup kitchen setting changes both the mindset of those who serve and those being served, as well as the physical spaces and delivery model created for the distribution of food. CCMIs Everyday Caf and Marketplace concept makes food more easily available to everyone in the community who is hungry. The market model also decreases the stigma associated with standing in line for a hot meal or groceries and reduces significant waste in the preselected grocery bag model. We can and did make a difference, said Galloway. When hunger affects our community, it impacts everyone of us in some way, and if everyone of us does a small part to impact change, change will happen. Tax-deductible sponsorship opportunities are available from $1,000 to $20,000. For more information or tickets call 274-0001. South Seas Island Resort is offering a special rate of $249 (plus resort fee and taxes) for event guests and sponsors on Saturday, March 10 by calling 472-7565. Linda Flewelling and Dan Hickey Evette Zurbriggen


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 20125B Bank Of The Islands Opens New Branch At Captiva Post OfficeIn addition to its Sanibel branch, Bank of the Islands has now opened a second office on Captiva. When another bank closed, leaving Captiva without local banking services, some of the Captiva residents and business owners who are longstanding customers of our Sanibel office asked us to consider opening a new office on their island as well, said Robbie Roepstorff, president of Edison National Bank/Bank of the Islands. A bank is one of the institutions that anchors a community. Thats a role we wanted to fulfill for our customers and new neighbors on Captiva. Were excited about this new office opening, and very happy it will be on Captiva. Wilmaris Willy Ocasio, a longstanding bank employee, has been promoted and is the Captiva office manager. Customer service representative Jeanne Vaughn, well known to customers at the Sanibel office, will now be serving customers at the Captiva office. The new office is located at 14812 Captiva Drive in a building shared with the U.S. Post Office. The phone number is 395-0248. Banking hours are 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. The full spectrum of banking and lending services, including ATMs, is offered at both offices. Bank of the Islands Willy Ocasio, left, and Jeanne Vaughn are now serving customers in the Captiva office Why Should I Give To United Way?by Tony LapiPeople ask why I should give to the United Way? I think that can best be answered by using a recent example. This year, I reached out to my fellow hoteliers around the county to ask their employees to participate in a United Way campaign. The good news is I had a very positive response. After one of the hotels finished their campaign (over $5,000), I wrote them a thank you letter congratulating them on their contribution. The response is what blew my mind. He said, We were not only glad to help, but we felt it was our moral responsibility to contribute. Wow! That hit the nail on the head. In addition to that, what really amazes me most is that those employees who have the least, give the most proportionally. That is a very humbling experience as an employer. Our islands have lost some great mentors over the years. These folks have led the charge for many great causes. I believe the United Way is part of our culture of giving to those in need. You give to the United Way not because you benefit from it, other than the generosity that exists in all of us. It truly helps those who need a helping hand. We all live in a wonderful place. Please be generous and help us exceed our goal. Hope to see you at the hog roast celebration. If you have any questions give me a call. Tony Lapi, 472-5161 ext. 454. Give today to the United Way by calling 433-2000, or visiting www.unitedwaylee. org, or sending your check to Sanibel-Captiva United Way Campaign Chair, P.O. Box 173, Sanibel, FL 33957. Tony Lapi and the United Way thermometer


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 20126B Around The Islands With AnneValentines Celebrations Include Romantic Dinners And A Cup Cake Decorating Contestby Anne MitchellIf you dont already have dinner reservations for Valentines Day, heres your reminder! Local restaurants are crowded with visitors and winter residents at this time of year, so if you and your sweetie are going to gaze at each other over a romantic dinner, you should book something NOW. Traditions on the Beach at Island Inn will have some menu specials as well as a complimentary long-stem rose for the ladies. The location is 3111 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel, phone 472-4559. Imagine youre spending Valentines Day on the Mediterranean, with a special fixed price five-course dinner at Il Cielo. The cost is $100 per person or $150 if you choose to have your courses paired with appropriate wines. Dishes include seared fois gras, lobster ravioli, pasta with black truffles and lamb in puff pastry. Call 472-5555 for reservations. Il Cielo is at 1244 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. A special Valentines Day surf and turf dinner for two at Timbers consists of live Maine lobster and sirloin steak for $44.95. Timbers is at 703 Tarpon Bay Road, phone 472-3128. The Jacaranda is also serving up something special for your Valentine. The location is 1223 Periwinkle Way, phone 472-1771. So too is The Bistro @ Beachview, which specializes in great steaks and contemporary comfort food classics. The restaurant is at 1100 Par View Drive, phone 472-4394. At the Island Cow, dinner guests on Valentines Day will receive complimentary chocolate to sweeten the occasion. The restaurant is at 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, phone 472-0606. You can have a romantic dinner overlooking the Gulf of Mexico in the elegant and historic Captiva House at Tween Waters Inn, 15951 Captiva Drive, phone 4725161. Steak lovers can celebrate with a succulent dinner at Chips Sanibel Steakhouse, 1437 Periwinkle Way, phone 472-5700. Traders Store and Caf has come up with a Valentine-themed contest for its VIP members. Its a cup cake baking/decorating competition with prizes in four categories: best overall taste, decoration and originality; most beautifully decorated; most delicious; most creative design. The top prize is a four-course dinner for two prepared by Chef Michael Patnode. It will include cocktails and wine. In addition to three other prizes, everyone who participates will receive a gift. Judging by Traders employees will take place on Monday, February 13 at 3 p.m. Entries must be handed in between 2:30 and 2:45 p.m. that day. Since the program began about a year ago, Traders has been treating its VIPs to all kinds of specials just for being members gifts such as champagne, special drawings, chocolates and complimentary desserts with dinner as thank-yous for their patronage. Membership is still open to island residents and costs a one-time fee of $25. As a Traders VIP myself, I can tell you that we are treated royally and made to feel special. The card also entitles you to bonus points on all your Traders expenditures that you can use towards purchases in store. For membership information, call or email Kathleen McClanahan-Gruhl at 472-7242 or tradersonsanibel@hotmail.com. So get cooking and get creative. Contest details: cupcakes have to be homemade; provide six cupcakes for judging; put them on a platter with your name and phone number attached. Judging will begin promptly at 3 pm. Restaurant owners Joe and Gretchen Archambault will be there to greet all the contenders. Traders is at 1551 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, phone 472-7242. Il Tesoro Italian restaurant is now open for lunch on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from noon to 3 p.m. Owner and Chef AJ Black says there will be a fresh and changing menu daily. Il Tesoro is at 751 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel, phone 395-4022.LIVE ON THE ISLANDSCips Place has live music from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday with Jimmy G on steel drums. Steve Scooter Reynolds performs Thursday and Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. Cips is at 2055 Periwinkle Way. Phone 472-0223. By popular demand, George & Wendys Cornner Grill has added Karaoke on Thursdays to its entertainment line-up. On Fridays, Robbie Hutto and Chris Workman will alternate. The restaurant is at 2499 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, phone 395-1263. 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 historic Island Inn, 3111 West Gulf Drive, phone 472-4559. The Jacaranda has entertainment nightly from 7 to 11 p.m. On Friday and Saturday, various artists are featured. On Sunday, its Jamaica Dave & Co., reggae and dance; Monday, Renata, jazz, contemporary music and dance; Tuesday, Steve Scooter Reynolds, accoustic guitar, contemporary music and dance; Wednesday, Buckeye Ken, contemporary, Top 40 and blues; Thursday, 2 Hot, contemporary, reggae and dance. The Jacaranda is at 1223 Periwinkle Way, phone 472-1771. Traders features music by Chris Workman Wednesdays from 7 to 10 p.m. and Danny Morgan and Friends on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 10 p.m. Traders is at 1551 Periwinkle Way, phone 472-7242. Chips Sanibel Steakhouse features Michael David playing light classical guitar on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The steakhouse is at 1473 Periwinkle Way, phone 472-5700. The Crows Nest at Tween Waters Inn, Captiva has entertainment Fridays and Saturdays from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Crab races are Mondays and Thursdays with the family show at 5:30 p.m. and grownup races at 9 p.m. The Crows Nest is at 15951 Captiva Drive, phone 472-5161. The Island Cow on Periwinkle Way has live entertainment from 6 to 9:30 p.m. nightly. The line-up: Monday, Dan Confrey; Tuesday, Jeff Key; Wednesday, Ken Wasiniak; Thursday, Diana Lynn; Friday, Greg Watts; Saturday, Diana Lynn; and Sunday, Ken Wasiniak. Phone 4720606. RC Otters, 11506 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, has live music daily with dining inside and out, phone 395-1142. Restaurant owners/managers, please e-mail or fax your entertainment schedule to Anne Mitchell at islandsuncity@ aol.com or 395-2299. Gretchen Wilson-Archambault, left, and Kathleen McClanahan-Gruhl of Traders are planning a Valentines Day cup cake baking and decorating contest February 13 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. Sanibel Island T-Shirt Sales Support ConservationPfeifer Realty Group has launched their 100% Pure Sanibel Island community support campaign with their signature edition of this collectable Sanibel Island t-shirt. A $10 donation from the sale of each shirt goes to the island organization of the buyers choice. This years 2012 donation recipients include CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife), Ding Darling Wildlife Society, FISH (Friends in Service Here) of Sanibel, SCCF (Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation), The Community House, Sanibel Historical Museum & Village, Sanibel Sea School, Sanibel Trails In Motion and START (Solutions to Avoid Red Tide). Were excited to provide a functional and creative way for island visitors and residents to support many local non-profit organizations that strive to keep Sanibel a paradise community, said Eric Pfeifer, broker of Pfeifer Realty Group. These garment washed 100 percent cotton t-shirts can be found at Pfeifer Realty Groups Sanibel office on Periwinkle Way. For more information on this donation campaign, visit www.PureSanibel.com. 100% Pure Sanibel Island Tee Shirt Design


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ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 20128B Ride Your Bicycle To JetBlue Parks Grand OpeningWant to the see the new spring training home of the Boston Red Sox? BikeWalkLee and Lee County want to make it easy for you to hit for the cycle by pedaling to the park to avoid the event traffic. The Boston Red Sox and the Lee County Sports Authority will host a grand opening event on Saturday, February 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the new JetBlue Park off Daniels Parkway. The event will be preceded by a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11:30 a.m. to mark the first official day of operations at the new facility, and admission to the park will be free of charge.Bicycle riders of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to ride their bicycles to this event. Join a planned ride (details below) or urge your neighborhood association or place of business to plan a ride to the ball park to participate in the festivities.Riding your bike to the grand opening ceremony is a great way to celebrate the new spring training home of the Boston Red Sox along with Lee Countys growing commitment to support alternative transportation options and make our streets safer for bicyclists, said Lee County Commissioner Ray Judah. Its also a healthy way to enjoy the beauty of Southwest Florida and avoid the traffic jams to boot! BikeWalkLee will offer a bike parking corral a designated area to safely park your bike for the duration of your visit to the park. BikeWalkLee volunteers will check your bike in and out and staff the corral from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at no cost. So leave your car behind and park your bike in our secure corral while you enjoy the parks opening day. Biking Routes & Maps Several routes and starting points are being planned to take advantage of the Recreational Loops, a system of roadways and paths that link some of Lee Countys parks and entertainment venues. These loops are part of the countywide Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan adopted by the Metropolitan Planning Organization in May 2011. The JetBlue Park Bicycle Access Map (www.bikewalklee.org/RedSoxArt/ JetBluePark.pdf) shows the various ways to access the park by bicycle, along with the types of bicycle facilities on each of these roads. The preferred entrance to JetBlue Park for bicyclists will be the East Gate on Daniels Parkway, which is noted on the map of the stadium facility, indicating the entrances for cyclists and the bike parking corral. (Click here: http:// bikewalklee.com/corral.html.) Maps of eight suggested routes are available at www.BikeWalkLee.org. On the website, youll find ride maps from the following starting points: Gateway Community Pool, Daniels/Apalossa, Paradise Bikes, John Yarbrough Linear Park (North), John Yarbrough Linear Park (South), Lakes Park, FGCU, and Trek Estero. Feel free to plan your own unique route to the event. Planned rides: Paradise Bicycles is inviting cyclists to start their ride from their store in Colonial Square Town Center ((9377 Six Mile Cypress Parkway). You can park for free in the large lot north of the store. You can either ride on your own from there, or join in an informal unsupported ride from there, starting at 12:30 p.m. There will also organized unsupported rides from Gateway Community Pool starting at 1 p.m., and at Daniels/ Apalossa at 12:30 p.m.Park & Bike Option: There are several options for biking to JetBlue Park if you live too far away or want just a short ride. 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Participants must sign up on both sheets if they would like to qualify. All players attempting to qualify for interclub will play the white tees next week. Presidents Cup ResultsSecond Round Wednesday, February 1Rounds 1st 2nd Total Presidents Cup Flight Hotchkiss, Bill 64 63 127 Boughton, Jim 63 66 129 Mallon, Douglas 63 70 133 Sleiter, Jay 69 65 134 Davis, Noel 69 69 138 Raboy, Joe 67 71 138 Czarnecki, Jack 70 69 139 Kunz, Norbert 74 66 140 Curcuru, Felix 70 73 143 Schoen, Bob 69 75 144 Rohl, Bob 71 75 146 Hopkins, Dick 72 77 149 Burkholder, Jim 63 Wdi Vice Presidents Cup Flight McLaughlin, Bruce 64 62 126 Larson, Allen 64 70 134 Dyke, David 72 69 141 Kent, Bob 72 71 143 Alton, Dan 72 73 145 Funk, Michael 76 69 145 Lindman, Bob 74 71 145 Weymouth, Don 74 71 145 Perrotte, Olivier 79 67 146 Hirschfeld, Stan 79 72 151 Dutton, Gary 82 71 153 Pilibosian, Phil 81 78 159 Governors Cup Flight Hnatow, Mike 65 67 132 Roberts, Jack 68 67 135 Sikkema, Don 68 70 138 Evans, Don 67 74 141 Orr, Robert 68 73 141 Cortopassi, Sandy 71 78 149 McKelvey, Andy 75 78 153 Hannon, Ed 79 77 156 Jewett, Skip 82 74 156 Treasurers Cup Flight Friedersdorf, Max 63 61 124 Trautwein, Jack 67 67 134 ONeill, Tim 72 69 141 Reynolds, Dave 70 71 141 Haggerty, Jim 78 65 143 Frymoyer, John 76 72 148 Burns Joe 80 74 154 Waterman, Jack 82 87 169 PGA TipsPrincipal Changes In Rules Of Golfby Matt Oakley, PGA Golf ProfessionalEvery few years the United States Golf Association (USGA) amends the Rules of Golf. In America we abide by the USGA Rules. In Europe they have their own association and rules set by the Royal and Ancient Golf Club. For 2012 the USGA has made a few changes. Here are the highlights: 1. Rule 18-2b: Ball Moving After Address A new exception is added that exonerates the player from penalty if his ball moves after it has been addressed when it is known or virtually certain that the player did not cause the ball to move. For example, if it is a gust of wind that moves the ball after it has been addressed, there is no penalty and the ball is played from its new position. 2. Rule 13-4: Ball in Hazard, Prohibited Actions Exception 2 to Rule 13-4 is amended to permit a player to smooth sand or soil in a hazard at any time, including before playing from that hazard, provided it is for the sole purpose of caring for the course and Rule 13-2 is not breached. 3. Rule 1-2: Exerting Influence on Movement of Ball or Altering Physical Conditions The rule is amended to establish more clearly that if a player intentionally takes an action to influence the movement of a ball or to alter physical conditions affecting the playing of a hole in a way that is not permitted by the rules. Rule 1-2 applies only when the action is not already covered in another rule. For example, a player improving the lie of the ball is in breach of Rule 13-2 and therefore that rule would apply, whereas a player intentionally improving the lie of a fellow competitors ball is not a situation covered by Rule 13-2 and, therefore, is governed by Rule 1-2. These are a few of the new rules for 2012. For more information go to www. usga.org for more information. From page 15BBernhard Langerchanges physically and then it affects your mental outlook and you get on a downward spiral, the former Masters champion explained. Regarded as one of the fittest athletes in professional golf, Langer said he has modeled his regimen after South African Gary Player by working out every day. It pays, Langer continued, Player can still make those full shoulder turns. I feel better, have more stamina and less aches and pains when I get out of bed. Asked about the value of the long putters being adopted by some touring pros, Langer said these putters have been out for 30 years and only 12 percent of the players were using them. They will help some players if they have the yips, but they are not for everyone; they dont help the good putters. Inevitably, the Tiger question came up, and Langer said he had expected Tiger Woods to regain his form sooner. I am surprised it has taken this long. He may never be dominant again. This year marks the 25th anniversary year of the Champions Tour in Collier County. The tournament at the Jack Nicklaus-designed Twin Eagles course, February 13 to19, will feature 81 pros including Nick Price, Tom Kite, Hale Irwin, Curtis Strange, Ben Crenshaw, Mark OMeara, Jay Haas, Fuzzy Zoeller, Craig Stadler, Loren Roberts, Peter Jacobsen, Fred Funk, Larry Nelson and Mark Calcavecchia. Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 201218B 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. Grand Opening Of New Sox Spring Site, JetBlue Park, Set for February 25by Ed FrankHeres your chance to see the newest and most modern spring training facility in the nation. The grand opening of JetBlue Park at Fenway South is set for 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 25. You will have the opportunity to walk freely around the entire 106-acre complex that is the new training home of the Boston Red Sox. The facility is located on Daniels Parkway east of I-75. This date also will be the first full squad workout for the Red Sox. Following the grand opening ceremony, the public will get their first glimpse of the new stadium the practice fields and training facilities an investment of $79 million. The JetBlue Park will allow for the first time both major and the minor league teams in the Red Sox organization to train together in a single complex. Reminiscent of Yawkey Way in Boston where historic Fenway Park is located, there will be a festival with entertainment, face painting, magicians, stilt walkers, a bounce house, obstacle course and games for the children. To support the Florida Blood Center, a blood drive also will take place that day. After 20 years spring training at the City of Palms Park in downtown Fort Myers, the Red Sox will move a few miles south to this new facility that mirrors Fenway Park, including a replica of the famous Green Monster in left field. The former training facilities and practice fields in downtown Fort Myers were located several miles away from the City of Palms Park, and was a major reason why the Red Sox threatened to leave this area. There also was inadequate parking near the City of Palms Park. If you cant wait for the official opening on February 25, the player development complex that is part of the new facility will be open to the public on Sunday, February 19, when pitchers and catchers report. The Red Sox, with their new manager Bobby Valentine, will play two traditional exhibition games March 3 against Northeaster University and Boston College. The first official Grapefruit League Game is the next day at 1:35 p.m. against continued on page 31B Dunes Nifty NinersThe Dunes Golf & Tennis Club announced the Nifty Niners event results from Thursday, February 2, format: best odd/best even. Flight A Odd 1st Lesley Simmons 2nd Maureen OBrien Sue Tray Flight A Even 1st Willie Winkler Gay Nichols 2nd Ann Levinsohn Sue Altum Flight B Odd 1st Nancy Hopkins 2nd Aud Kunz Judy Evans Flight B Even 1st Gerri Perkins 2nd Phyllis Koury Aud Kunz Chip-Ins/Birdies Gay Nichols #8 (Birdie) Nancy Hopkins #4 (Chip-In) Congratulations to all the winners. Dunes Sunday Mixed Golf The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club Sunday Mixed Golf on Sunday, February 5, format was a fourperson shamble (2 net best of 4). 1st Russell Broadwell 97 Judy Yenkole Bill Hotchkiss Valerie Hotchkiss 2nd Norbert Kunz 99 Aud Kunz Dave Blue Gussie Blue 3rd Roger Blouin 100 Barbara Chappell Jim Boughton Lesley Simmons Closest to the hole: #9 Roger Blouin #2 Margaret Dwyer. Save Your BathtubPERMA CERAM BATHROOM MAGIC INC.BATHROOM RESURFACING SPECIALISTSBath Tubs Wall Tiles Acrylic Tubs and Wall Liners Safety Tubs Chip Repairs Walkru Tub239-267-1025Dennis Bender www.SaveYourBathtub.com 27 years in business Sanibel 8-Ball Pool LeagueMagic Remains Top Pool TeamGeorge & Wendys won their second match of the season as they turned back the Sandycappers, 10-6. The George & Wendys team also beat Sandycappers back on December 19 for their first win. Joe Martin, Mike Smith and Steve Gordon posted 3-1 wins to lead the George & Wendys shooters. John Riegert was 3-1 for the Sandycappers. Bathroom Magic and Bunts Ball Busters won their matches to set up their last meeting of the season next week starting at 6 p.m. at American Legion Post 123. The Magic cue magicians lead the Ball Busters by three games in the battle for first place. The Ball Busters won the first two matches between the two teams by 9-7 scores. Drop by Post 123 to see the two top teams in action.continued on page 28B StandingTeam Name WonLost FirstBathroom Magic 19363 SecondBunts Ball Busters 19066 ThirdOdd Balls 151105 FourthSanibel Caf 119137 FifthSandycappers 109147 SixthFresh Legion Crew 105151 SeventhChalk & Awe 93163 EighthGeorge & Wendys 64192SANIBEL 8-BALL POOL LEAGUE 2012 Standings through February 6 Bathroom Magic12Sanibel Caf4 Bunts Ball Busters13Chalk & Awe3 George & Wendys10Sandycappers6 Fresh Legion Crew9Odd Balls7


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ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 201221B Students Win Super Bowl BashThe Super Bowl Pre-Game Bash, held on Super Bowl Sunday, February 5, was nearly as exciting as the big game itself. Students in grades six through 12 walked off the field victorious for the second year in a row with a big win over the adult team, 12-6. They were confident, played well and demonstrated good teamwork there is always next year, said one member of the adult team while icing his legs, ankles, shoulders and waiting for his crutches. Many families gathered at The Sanibel School fields from 3:30 to 6 p.m. for hot dogs, a punt, pass and kick competition as well as some fun two-hand touch games. The rain held off just long enough. We had a great turn out and everyone all ages had a lot of fun, said Tom Walsh, Youth Pastor at Sanibel Community Church. We look forward to doing this again next year on Super Bowl Sunday. Sanibel Community Churchs Student Ministries, who hosted this event, thanked all who participated in the Pre-Game Bash and offered a special thanks to those who helped make the event run so smoothly. If you are or have a student in sixth through 12th grades and would like more information about the Sanibel Community Church Student Ministries, contact Youth Pastor Tom Walsh at 472-2684. Grades six to eight meet every Wednesday in the Youth Center from 5 to 7 p.m. High school teens meet every Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The players, parents and spectators from this years Super Bowl Pre-Game Bash Younger kids got their game in at the Super Bowl Bash A portion of the winning student team, who beat the adults, 12-6 Call for your private showing today! BondurantRealtyGroup.com Mary Bondurant, Realtor, 239-839-3633 Fred Bondurant, Broker Associate, 239-281-5356 Live the Lifestyle... at The DUNES! Golf and Tennis Anyone?1430 SandpiperPanoramic water views welcome you when you enter this special Dunes duplex home. Remodeled with three baths, three bedrooms, re sprinkler system, hurricane rated opening protection and large open deck overlooking Horseshoe Lake on a private cul de sac.O ered at $446,225 A Must See! Does Your Valentine Dream of Owning on Sanibel?Make that Dream a Reality in 2012!Working Hard For Your Dreams! 2230 Camino Del Mar Unit 2D2Classic Sanibel charm is what you will nd at this Oceans Reach condo. 2BD/BA with amazing views of the Gulf of Mexico. The layout makes this condo a hot item for weekly rentals. Impact restistant window and world class contruction makes this a very sound investment!O ered at $789,000 1430 Sandpiper 1430 Sandpiper Panoramic water views welcome you when you enter Panoramic water views welcome you when you enter this special Dunes duplex home. Remodeled with three this special Dunes duplex home. Remodeled with three baths, three bedrooms, re sprinkler system, hurricane baths, three bedrooms, re sprinkler system, hurricane rated opening protection and large open deck rated opening protection and large open deck overlooking Horseshoe Lake on a private cul de sac. overlooking Horseshoe Lake on a private cul de sac. O ered at $446,225 O ered at $446,225 2840 West Gulf Drive Unit #6A remodeled 2 bedroom, 2 bath, larger top oor corner unit with enclosed lanai for additional living space and a screened enclosed front porch with laundry in unit. This unit is ready for a new owner to enjoy tennis, shu eboard, pool, a day at the beach followed by a barbecue with friends. Or use as an investment, on site rental program with 3 day minimum.O ered at $359,000 Sanibel Seashells Unit #26Enjoy a short walk to the beach, from this 2BD/BA beautifully decorated corner unit with impact resistant doors and windows. Relax at the beach or by the pool, play tennis, grill or enjoy this quaint complex from your screened porch!O ered at $274,000 Mary Bondurant 239-839-3633www.bondurantrealtygroup.com


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 201223B Jewish Federation SAT Prep ClassesThe Jewish Federation of Lee & Charlotte Counties is offering a special prep class series to help get local students ready for the SAT test on Saturday, May 5. The SAT test, a critical measure of scholarship, is the benchmark used by most colleges and universities for admission decisions. As such, they are crucial to a students success in higher education and a long-term focus of learning for high-school students. Small class sizes and affordable tuition make the Federations classes stand out. According to Naomi Rubin, the Federations programming director, Our course offers 35 hours of class time, small classes, professional teachers and individualized attention. Other companies use computer programs and/or have up to 40 students in their classes. They charge anywhere from $700 to $1,000 for their classes they are businesses and are out to make a profit. We are a non-profit organization, not a business, she added. We provide the SAT classes in a professional manner, affordable to the whole community. Your child will enjoy the course as well as benefit from it. The classes are led by local professional educators with years of experience in SAT preparation. The class fee is $355 and includes all course materials. A minimum of six students is necessary for this class to be held, and a maximum of 12 students will be accepted. The 14-session classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays, February 22, 27 and 29, March 5, 7, 19 and 21, April 2, 4, 16, 18, 25 and 30, and May 2. Math classes are held Mondays, and classes for the verbal section are held Wednesdays. Sessions which begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. and conclude by 9 p.m. are held at the Federation office at 9701 Commerce Center Court in Fort Myers (off Bass Road and Summerlin Road, opposite Lexington County Club). Openings are filling up fast. Classes are open to all local students on a firstcome, first-served basis Applications are available by calling the Federation at 481-4449 ext. 3 or by visiting www. JewishFederationLCC.org. Call For FGCU NomiinationsThe Florida Gulf Coast University Alumni Association is sending out a call for nominations for outstanding FGCU graduates who have significantly contributed to the community. The Alumni Association Board of Directors annually honors a distinguished graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University with the Alumnus or Alumna of Distinction award. This is the most prestigious award the association bestows upon an FGCU graduate in recognition of the recipients contributions to society. The criteria for the Distinction award includes a distinguished professional career (both regionally and nationally), distinguished in community and recognized for service to others, and dedicated to providing ongoing service to the University. The 2012 award recipient will join the eight previously honored alumni who include Melissa Simontis, 2011; Ricky Pires, 2010; Laura Holquist, 2009; Nola Theiss, 2008; Guenther Gosch, 2007; Robert Mulhere, 2006; Dr. Allen Weiss, 2005; and Dr. John Little, 2004. The Soaring Eagles Society award will honor six alumni one from each of the universitys six colleges. Nominees for these awards will have earned (at least) a bachelors degree from FGCU within the last decade, and will be individuals who dedicate time and resources to their communities and excel in their professions. The 2011 award recipients of the Soaring Eagles Society include Melissa Wallace, Health Professions; Matthew Johnson, Arts and Sciences; Andy Waters, Professional Studies; Samantha Scott, Business; and Ansley Cockram, Education. Deadline to submit nominations for both awards is midnight on April 1. Recipients of each award will be recognized at the FGCU Celebration of Excellence, which will be held on Friday, April 13 at 2 p.m. on the FGCU campus. For more information about the awards, or to nominate a deserving individual, visit www.fgcu.edu/Alumni/ AlumniAwards.html. Southwest Florida Community Foundation To Hold Grant WorkshopsThe Southwest Florida Community Foundation will host grant workshops across the five county area it serves during February and March. The grant workshops are meant to inform non-profit agencies about the various grant opportunities available through the foundation. According to the Foundations director of programs Anne Douglas, the series will address agency mythbusters, training and grant updates on their current grant programs. Grants can be a considerable source of frustration for non-profits, said Douglas. These informational workshops are meant to breakdown the confusion and questions and make the process as simple and pain free as possible so that we are able to get funds into the hands of the community organizations that need them. The Southwest Florida Community Foundation has been supporting the communities of Lee, Charlotte, Glades, Hendry and Collier counties since 1976. With assets of more than $60 million, the Foundation has provided more than $50 million in grants and scholarships to the communities it serves. Sessions include Thursday, February 23 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Alliance of the Arts in Fort Myers, 10091 McGregor Boulevard; Friday, February 24 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron Street, Port Charlotte; Thursday, March 1 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Bonita Springs Chamber of Commerce, 25071 Chamber of Commerce Drive; Friday, March 2 from 2 to 4 p.m. at FISH of Sanibel, 1630 Periwinkle Way, Suite B; Tuesday, March 6 from 10 a.m. to noon at First Bank of Clewiston, 300 E. Sugarland Hwy.; and Tuesday, March 6 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Hendry County Health Department, 1140 Pratt Blvd., LaBelle. Reservations are required by February 17. For more information, call Anne Douglas at 274-5900, visit www.floridacommunity.com or RSVP to jremmel@floridacommunity.com. 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ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 201224B Florida Estate Planning Workshop Complimentary Written Trust AnalysisBring your current documents to the workshop one-half hour early for a complimentary written analysisTuesday February 28, 20129:00 am PresentationTemple Beth El 16225 Winkler Rd. Fort Myers 33908Thursday March 8, 20122:00 pm PresentationSanibel Community House 2173 Periwinkle Way Sanibel 33957 In this in f ormative workshop, you will learn: ALL ATTENDEES WILL RECEIVE A FREE FLORIDA ESTA TE GUIDE & DVD P resente d b y : 9100 College Pointe Ct., Fort Myers, FL 33919 www.sbshlaw.com | 239-334-1141 Cr Cr ai ai g g R R. H H er er sc sc h h Mi Mi ch ch ae ae l l B B. H H il il l l Fl or id a Ba r Bo ar d Ce rt i ed Wi ll s, T ru st s & Estate s Atto rn ey s SHEPPARD, BRETT, STEWART, HERSCH, KINSEY & HILL P.A.Attorneys at Law R eserve y our space. C a ll : 2394 25-93 7 9 or Top Producers Susan Gordon was Pfeifer Realty Groups top listing agent for January. Sabina Carsten was Januarys top sales agent for Pfeifer Realty Groups real estate team. Sabina Carsten Susan Gordon Top SalesJohn R. Wood Island Real Estate announced their 2011 top sales producers. They include Phaidra McDermott, Glenn Carretta, Mary and Fred Bondurant, Mike Newes, Pat Messerich, Christy Dufinetz, John Petel, Barbara Lawson, Betsy Belpedio, Tonya Johnson and Barry Waddell. Mary and Fred Bondurant Phaidra McDermott Glenn Carretta ISLAND SUN BUSINESS NEWSMAKERS Snowbird SeminarLocal attorney Charles PT Phoenix, of Phoenix File & Pagidipati PLLC, will be a speaker for the Snowbird Seminar hosted by Wayne State University. The February 18 luncheon and learning event will be held at the Alumni College in Fort Lauderdale. Phoenix will be speaking on the topic of Reinventing Your Financial Future. A leader in his field, which melds years of experience in both business and law, Phoenix will offer insights about current issues that impact everyones financial future. Charles PT Phoenix Where are you?Amateur musicians who play jazz for fun, not as a job, are invited to join small group at East end of Island.Call 395-3765The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village presentsIts In The BagA Lovely Afternoon Luncheon, Fashion, Stories & AuctionFebruary 21st Save The Date


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 201225B (239) 395 COOL 1213 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 Office: (239)472-3033 Fax: (239) 472-3439 Family Owned and Operated Trusted Service Since 1988 Voted Best Heating and Air Conditioning Company in Best of the Islands Awards every year since 1991 New Systems Repairs Heating New Construction Remodels Electrical www.SanibelAir.com Sign a Service Contract Today! Helping Build A Bridge To Financial Freedom Helping Build A Bridge To Financial Freedom Securities o ered through Securities America, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC Rick Zurbriggen, Registered Representative. Advisory services o ered through Securities America Advisors, Inc., Rick Zurbriggen, Investment Advisor Representative. Zurbriggen Financial and the Securities America companies are not a liated. Superior InteriorsIts Not Easy Being Greenby Marcia FeeneySo says world famous muppet, Kermit the Frog! But actually, in todays environment with so many products and design options available, being green can be a relatively easy and environmental beautiful design option. From paint, lighting, accessories, fabrics, furniture and wall coverings, becoming eco-friendly has become an extremely high priority for many home furnishings manufacturers. Lets take a look at a few of these exciting options: Furniture Natural fibers, found in rattan and plantation grown woods (rather than depleting forest-grown woods), give home owners a wide variety of styles, textures and designs. And how about materials such as bamboo, abaca and government-certified hardwoods. If purchasing eco-friendly furniture for your home is a priority, you might check to see if your furniture manufacturer is a member of the Sustainable Furniture Council (SFC), which was established in 2007. Lighting Not only have halogen lamps been all the rage for the past few years, they are a boon to energy savings, as are the wide variety of energy saving light bulbs available in the marketplace. In addition, many of todays decorative lamps have been designed in wrought iron, allowing for a more intricate detailing and design variety. Fabrics Believe it or not, gorgeous decorative fabrics are being made from recycled plastic water bottles, recycled polyester and recycled paper. Often times, these eco-friendly fabrics are treated and finished with only waterbased or environmentally-approved dyes. Wall Finishes Paints now feature low odors, faster drying times and stronger durability, all by maintaining environmental codes. If repainting is in your future, be sure to ask if the paint youre considering has a low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) rating, so that you can continue your environmental stewardship. Natural grass cloth wall covering is another way to add warmth, beauty and texture to your wall dcor, while maintaining your green focus. And lets not forget the importance in design of the color green. Yes, it may not be easy being green, but this long desired shade can be found in almost every design scheme. Whether you incorporate green in plant foliage displayed in you rooms design, or you make this shade predominate, usually any green shade will add a bit of the splendor of the great outdoors to any dcor. Marcia Feeney is an interior decorator on Sanibel. She can be reached at marcia@decden.net. Raining In My Living Room?by Bryan HayesI get quite a reaction from this statement. The visual you get on this one is pretty scary if you think about it. Regrettable I have seen this more than once. Sometimes its leaking water pipes. More often then not its water leaking from your air conditioning system. Back in the day, houses where built with there air handlers up in the attic. As youre a/c system is doing its job of removing heat and moisture from your home, the water removed can sometimes end up in unwanted places. This is due to the drainage system for your air conditioning being blocked in some way. The result is often that it will appear to be raining in your living room, bedroom or some other undesirable place in your home. This is often due to lack of maintenance, but Ill save that discussion for another article. There are some precautions that can be taken to minimize this risk. The first one being maintenance, but I already promised not to harp on that one for now. Also, change your filters on a regular basis, once a month at a minimum when its really hot out. Look on the outside of your home you will see a little white pipe that drips when youre a/c is running. Insure that there is nothing being built up around this. Clear any mulch or other debris that may obstruct the free flow of the condensate. The final precaution that can be taken is to have a float switch installed on youre a/c system. This is a little inexpensive device that is installed at the air handler. Its function is to stop the system from running if there is water where it shouldnt be. This is especially important for absentee owners. Now with that said, I will be the first to tell you that nothing is foolproof, mishaps still happen. You know what they say, an once of prevention will save you thousands in ceiling repair work. Or something like that. Thanks for reading, 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. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 201226B 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 Shell Point Offers Senior Living Seminar SeriesShell Point Retirement Community is pleased to offer a free seminar series on Senior Living in Southwest Florida, which will provide guests with insightful tools and resources to understand the changing needs encountered by older adults. Shell Points experts will discuss everything related to lifestyles after 80, the seven dimensions of wellness, financial planning, and approaching a loved one on the topic of assisted living. Space is limited, so registration is required to attend. Each presentation will take place during the following dates and times: Lifestyles After 80 Presented by Dawn Boren, Director of Resident Life at Shell Point on Thursday, February 9 at 6 p.m. Mental Well-Being As We Age Presented by Sue Stranahan, Shell Point Chaplain on Thursday, February 23 at 6 p.m. Long Term Planning: Finances, Advanced Directives, and Insurance Presented by Timothy Stephenson, Executive Director of the Legacy Foundation at Shell Point on Thursday, March 8 at 6 p.m. How to Approach a Parent About Assisted Living? Presented by Rita Southern, Director of Assisted Living at Shell Point on Thursday, March 22 at 6 p.m. No matter what stage of life we are in, there are always changes, and learning more about your options always helps in making an educated decision about the future, said Rita Southern, director of assisted living facilities and resident support services. We felt that by offering a series that covered specific topics of interest for older adults, it would help them in a current or future decision making process. To sign up for one or more of these free seminars, visit www.shellpoint.org/ events or call 454-2077. All presentations will take place in Shell Points newest Assisted Living Facility, The Springs, located at 13901 Shell Point Plaza in South Fort Myers. The Springs Sue Stranahan Rita Southern Dawn Boren Timothy Stephenson Consign With A Cause To Benefit ACTJoin ACT and Jennifers for a wonderful shopping experience while helping us raise money for victims of domestic violence and their children and survivors of sexual assault and human trafficking. People are invited to consign gently used items from March 5 to 9, to be sold March 15, 16 and 17 at Jennifers, located at 13451-1 McGregor Blvd in Fort Myers. Consigners will keep 50 percent and donate 50 percent, or they can donate 100 percent of the sale price and be rewarded with 20 percent off at Jennifers. For nearly three decades, Jennifers has been known as Southwest Floridas finest womens apparel boutique, drawing fashion-minded women from three counties. They are a long-established business held in high regard for its creative approach and stellar reputation, with strong connections to its community. Consign, donate and shop for a cause. For more information, call ACT at 939-2553. Contact Jennifers at 481-8582 or visit www.jennifersfortmyers.com.


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 201227B Prestigious Palm Acres Just Over the Causeway 14680 Fair Havens Road btnfnrnnrn nttnnnnn nrtnnnnfn nrntnnn nnntnnnfn nfnn !n"nt#nn "nntttntnnn $n%nrntnn nrntn nrn&n ttftn%tnntnn n"nn New Price of $779,000Completely Remodeled in 2011 1019 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island (239) 292-7083 www.SanibelRealEstateMarket.comRiver Front Home Aaron was upset that he wasnt selected to be his mothers trustee of her trust or the personal representative (executor) of her will when she died. He was his mothers only son, but he also had two sisters. Instead, Jean was named to administer her mothers will and trust after her death. She was the eldest of all of the children, accepting the responsibilities that go along with winding up her mothers affairs. It wasnt long before Jean realized that the title of successor trustee and personal representative is more of a job than it is an honor. After the funeral, Jean met with me (the attorney), the CPA and the financial advisor to review what needed to happen over the course of the next few months. We told her that she first had to secure the residence change the locks because no one knew who might have a key. She would have to dispose of the food and other perishables, and then go through her mothers belongings and give away clothing and other personal property that no one in the family would want. We warned her that the homeowners insurance company was likely to cancel the homeowners and windstorm insurance at some point, since the home was now unoccupied and most companies wont renew unoccupied residences. So Jean was going to have to decide if the home was going to be sold soon or whether the kids or one of them wanted to take the residence as part of their share of the inheritance. If she was going to sell the home, we needed to find a realtor and list it. The standard listing agreement would need to be changed, however, because it usually obligates the seller to pay the realtor if the realtor finds a ready willing and able buyer even if the property doesnt close. Todays Florida real estate contracts require the seller to make all sorts of warranties that are usually more appropriate for someone who has lived on the property and has actual knowledge of the various problems the home may have. Here, all of that standard language would need to be amended and there is the additional issue that the property was her mothers homestead and a homestead order may be necessary from the court. So we counseled Jean not to sign the form documents until weve had a chance to review them. She would have to gather and appraise all of her mothers jewelry. Since there was no list saying who should get what of the various rings, broaches, necklaces and watches, Jean would need to discuss with her brother and sister who should get what as a part of their inheritance. Jean said that there might be a few delicate issues to resolve along those lines. Jean would have to gather her mothers most recent bank and brokerage statements, as well as any credit card, doctor bills or other bills that her mother might owe. We explained to Jean that as trustee, she has a duty not only to herself and her siblings as beneficiaries of the estate, but that she also owed a duty to her mothers creditors. We would need her to determine any reasonably ascertainable creditor as the law imposes on Jean the duty to notify them of the estate administration. If Jean were to make distribution to her siblings and a creditor subsequently appears, even if her siblings would not pay their share of her mothers bill, Jean would be personally responsible to pay out of her own funds under the law. As the trustee, Jean also has a duty to invest the trust funds wisely during the estate and trust administration under something known as the prudent investor rule. Since the estate and trust administration will only last nine months or so, all of Jeans holdings in the stock market should be evaluated and possibly liquidated. If the market were to drop 20 percent in one day, for example, Jean could be held personally liable and responsible to her siblings and any other beneficiary for not taking measures to preserve the assets. Because the estate receives a step up in tax cost basis equal to the fair market value of the assets as of the date of death, the unrealized capital gains that were a deterrent to her mother selling any stocks was no longer an issue. Since Aaron was still seething at not being selected to serve in this role, Jean worried that he might question her every move. On top of everything, Jean lives in the midwest. She wondered whether she could accomplish everything she had to do from afar. We assured her that she could. Obviously, some tasks like cleaning out the residence and taking care of personal belongings would have to be performed here, but most everything else could be accomplished with our help here. Moreover, Jean could reimburse herself for all of her expenses that she incurred in performing her duties. As we concluded our conversation, we told Jean that she was also entitled to take a fee for the time she spent performing all of her tasks. While initially Jean shook her head and said she wouldnt take a fee, after hearing about everything that she was responsible for, she had a second thought. This really is a full time job for the next several months, isnt it? she said. Sadly it is. Aaron should actually be grateful he has an honest and trustworthy sister who is willing to act, and wont impose all these worries on him or their other sister. If only communicating this message to the siblings who feel slighted that they werent named was easy. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at www.sbshlaw.com. Will PowerNo Good Deed Goes Unpunishedby Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney; CPA


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 201228B 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 deaRPharmacistGifts Of Love For The Heartby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: What medications and supplements do you recommend for heart health? JS, Dallas, Texas Your cardiologist has to pick your medicine based on your medical history, age and individual response. Common medication categories are the diuretics, calcium channel blockers, ACE inhibitors and others which seek to relax blood vessels, eliminate fluid and power up the heart beat. Today Ill focus on two important supplements to consider for heart health, and there are more articles about this posted at my website. First and foremost, please commit to exercising to the degree your doctor permits. It turns on life extension genes, no matter how sedentary youve been. Consider supplementing with Coenzyme Q10, or CoQ10. This is naturally produced in every cell of your body, and its mostly concentrated in the heart so supplementing gives your heart a helping hand. CoQ10 is also found in your brain. Its directly involved in the production of energy (ATP) which allows for cellular respiration; it keeps your heart breathing and/or beating in perfect rhythm. People with angina experience chest pain as the cells die in the heart and suffocate because they are not making ATP, meaning there is no cellular respiration. In other words, the ailing heart is literally starving for CoQ10 which generates oxygen. There are hundreds of studies that demonstrate it supports heart health and a healthy cardiac rhythm. CoQ10 maintains muscle health when taking certain cholesterol medicines and female hormones. I recommend taking about 200 mg of CoQ10 (or 100 mg Ubiquinol) daily. I also recommend fish oil supplements because they provide omega-3 fatty acids, which are healthy fats. They are essential for optimal health even though the human body does not manufacture them. Omega-3s are also great at reducing inflammation-causing compounds like prostaglandins. Luckily we can supplement with omega-3 fish oil products, some of which are burpless and easy to swallow. Omega-3s are well researched, and incredibly beneficial for a healthy heart. The American Heart Association has dietary recommendations for EPA and DHA (the two primary heart-healthy compounds present in fish oils). They suggest at least two servings of fatty fish each week, or 500 mg of EPA and DHA if you do not eat fish. If youve had previous heart health concerns or cardiovascular disease, then consume 1 gram EPA and DHA. Those wishing to maintain healthy triglycerides can consume 2 to 4 grams of EPA and DHA per day. Check with your personal health care professional because some medications interact with higher doses of fish oil. Even the FDA allows a supportive claim regarding omega-3s and heart health benefits. So if you love someone, skip the flowers and candy at Valentines. Think in terms of fish and CoQ10 it does a tremendous amount to help circulation and can even mend a broken heart, if you know what I mean. I hear you, the flowers and candy are far more romantic... but my ideas will keep your love alive a lot longer. 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 18BSanibel 8-Ball Pool LeagueLast week, Odd Ball Tom Hensels girlfriend flew in from San Francisco for a visit. She watched Tom drop four straight games to Pete Mindel from Sanibel Caf. Even after she flew home, the effects of the visit lingered on this week as Hensel lost three straight games to Fresh Legion Crew Captain Gator Gates. The Legion Crew won the match 9-7. Hensels teammates are hoping for his recovery soon. Wheat-Free, Gluten-Free ClassBaileys Gneral Stores wheat-free, gluten-free and dairy-free class is an educational experience for those wanting to learn more about an allergen free lifestyle. It is good for anyone who has or is questioning whether to change up their lifestyle to include eating healthier. The class begins with an interactive discussion of why we are becoming more gluten intolerent. Instructors provide information on books, websites, recipes and articles all with a path to understanding the changing landscape of the food industry. Baileys also provides a tasting of some of the 1,200 foods that they carry. The class will then move aisle-by-aisle through the store, exploring many new wheat-free, gluten-free and dairy-free choices. Instructors will show participants how to get the most out of your food dollars while learning how to still enjoy the luxury of convience foods and eating healthier. This class is a must for anyone who has been overwhelmed by this difficult diagnosis, either for themselves or a loved one. Classes will be held on February 29, March 22 and an April date yet to be determined. There will be two classes each day, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Contact Jean DeWalt at 395-0655 for reservations and more information. Barrier Island Title Services, Inc. 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ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 201230B Indispensable Advice from Dr. Dave Get your copy of Dr. Daves Book at Sanibel Island Books and Gifts,1571 Periwinkle Way 472-5223 Cypress Cove Offers Therapeutic Recreation Internship Program Cypress Cove at HealthPark Florida, Inc. is a continuing care retirement community, consisting of 334 independent living units, 30 villas, 44 assisted living units and 64 skilled nursing beds. The mission of the organization is to create and sustain a life care retirement community providing a neighborhood of friendly people, fresh ideas and new possibilities. Cypress Cove promotes the concept of aging with dignity and peace of mind. Working in cooperation with various institutions of higher education Cypress Cove has developed a robust internship program that allows us to offer the very latest in therapeutic activities. This unique program has been designed to allow the interns full immersion in the setting. Interns are provided with an excellent perspective on aging and have proved to be a very enjoyable experience for them. Our resident interns include Hannah Jessup, a senior from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Hannah is majoring in Parks and Recreation Management with a concentration in Therapeutic Recreation and is planning to take her certification exam in May to become a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS). Her area of specialty is with horticulture therapy and has studied abroad in Norway, where she implemented adapted gardening was utilized with older adults in the facility. Jessups experience in Norway was at a teaching facility in which she learned international policies and variations in care for older adults. She would like to continue her work upon graduation with the geriatric populations. Ashley Truslow, another resident intern, is a senior at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. She is majoring in Recreational Therapy and, upon graduation in the summer, would like to continue working with the geriatric populations. Ashley plans to take her certification exam in May to become a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist. The area of specialty in which she would like to focus is with Animal Assisted Therapy for older adults in geriatric settings. During the duration of her internship, Ashley will be working with Max the facility dog (a 1 year old Maltese) to establish him as a pet partner with the Delta Society. Full immersion in the setting at Cypress Cove has provided an excellent perspective on aging and has been very enjoyable for them. The students will complete their internship in mid-April, for an approximate duration of 600 hours in 15 weeks. The Recreational Therapy internship program is an on-going opportunity, designed to take two students per semester (fall, spring and summer). The program has been marketed on a national level due to the unavailability of local recreational therapy programs in Florida colleges. 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, During the holidays, we decided one night to go to the movies. As we approached the two available seats, I could not help but notice the three people sitting in the seats closest to me. A severely obese father, his very fat daughter who was about 10 years old and his wife who was at least 80 pounds overweight. Just before the movie was to begin, the wife started to drink her colossal soda, followed by two boxes of chocolate covered raisins. Then she opened a box of cookies and shared them with her child and husband. She consumed calories during the entire movie. She was really working hard on her apparent plan to become grossly obese. Please share with me what is happening to some of the boomer generation? Cathryn Dear Cathryn, Based on the diet industry, I dont think obesity is limited to the boomer generation. Good health habits of proper nutrition and exercise are a day-to-day life-long commitment. There are many who can make the commitment and many who cannot. My heart goes out to the overweight kids of the world, whose parents are not setting good examples or teaching good habits. Kids can be cruel to overweight peers. Pryce Dear Cathryn, Many seniors also over indulge and gain weight. Some seniors have limited ability to move due to arthritis and other medical conditions. Their main source of entertainment revolves around food. Food becomes their pleasure and they want to enjoy themselves. Children who are overweight can become obese in adulthood and face many problems. Their insurance premiums are two to four times higher. They have higher medical bills, face job discrimination, do not become candidates for job promotion, have shorter life spans, along with the possibility of diabetes and becoming blind. Unfortunately many people live to eat, rather than eat to live. Lizzie Lizzie and Pryces e-mail address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. Weekend Of One Raises Awareness Against HungerThe Harry Chapin Food Bank organizes Weekend Of One to raise awareness and mobilize action against hunger. Faith partners team up with the Harry Chapin Food Bank to help spread the word and raise funding to support the purchase and distribution of food. Every $1 donated allows the organization to distribute $6 worth of food. Faith partners will talk about hunger and encourage each person to donate at least $1. Last year, 16 faith-based groups participated by informing their congregations about the food bank and asking their congregations to donate $1 each. Since not all faiths meet on the same weekend day, it is Weekend Of One. In 2011, more than $6,000 was collected, which translated into $36,000 worth of food that could be purchased The following faith-based churches, houses of worship, synagogues, temples and organizations participated last year: All Faiths Unitarians, Cape Coral First United Methodist, Temple ShalomNaples, Temple Beth El, Word of Life, First Baptist Church, Peace Lutheran Church, United Universalist, Cypress Lake Presbyterian Church, Faith Presbyterian Church, Unity Church of Peace, Unitarian Universalist, Fellowship of Charlotte County, Blanchard House Museum, Temple Beth-El Punta Gorda, and St. Marks Missionary Baptist Church. Today in the United States, over 50 million people are going hungry. Places of worship and local charities are often the first places families turn to when they require food assistance. Around Southwest Florida, faith partners work in local communities to provide food to neighbors in need. This years Weekend Of One will be held March 23 to 25. Faith-based organizations are asked to contact Bedzaida Bryen at the Harry Chapin Food Bank at 334-7007 ext. 141 for additional information and a commitment to participate. Additional information about or to contribute financially to the Harry Chapin Food Bank, contact 334-7007 or go to www.harrychapinfoodbank.org. Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: Could meditation help age-related mental decline?A: The cerebral cortex of the brain is involved in many complex functions, such as thought, sensory perception, language and emotion. It thins with age, and some scientists think this may be a factor in age-related mental decline. An article in the November 28, 2005 issue of NeuroReport describes a preliminary study of the cortical (i.e., cortex) thickness in 20 adults who practice a type of meditation called Buddhist Insight Meditation. The researchers, led by Sara Lazar, PhD, of Massachusetts General Hospital, also studied a control group of 15 participants who had no meditation or yoga experience. The researchers found that cortical regions responsible for attention and sensory processing (such as auditory and visual) were thicker in meditators than in controls. In older participants (aged 40 to 50 years), only the meditators showed cortical thickness that corresponded to that of younger participants (aged 20 to 30 years) in a region that carries out higher mental, emotional, and behavioral functions. As a therapist who is trained in MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction), I have seen the benefits in those whom I have worked with over the years with cognitive decline. 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.


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 201231B Social Security UnlockedUhler & Vertich Financial Planners will present their Social Security Unlocked program on February 9 on Sanibel Island, February 16 in Fort Myers and February 23 in Cape Coral. The Thursday afternoon one-hour complimentary workshop will address when to begin collecting Social Security benefits, file-and-suspend options, strategies that can maximize benefits, the impact of inflation and how taking Social Security early may affect ones family. The workshop information will be particularly useful to members of the baby-boomer generation, which is approaching retirement, said firm Principal and Financial Planner Tom Uhler, one of the workshop facilitators. We provide easy-to-understand information designed to clear up confusion about Social Security issues. We have held similar sessions and found that having accurate knowledge lowers stress levels for those facing retirement, either in the near future or in several years. Uhler has more than three decades of experience in financial services in Southwest Florida and has qualified from 1995 through 2012 for the Raymond James Financial Services Executive Council, whose membership is based primarily on assets under management, education, credentials and fiscal-year production. He is a member of the Financial Planning Association of Southwest Florida and serves on the executive board and endowment investment committee for Southwest Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America. Uhler also sits on the board of directors for Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra and United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades. He chairs the United Way 2011-12 fundraising campaign. Co-facilitator for the workshop will be Certified Financial Planner Scott Schatzle, who has eight years of financial-services experience and is one of roughly 55,000 Certified Financial Planners in the U.S. He served on the boards of the Financial Planning Association of Southwest Florida and the student-run Financial Managers Association at Florida Gulf Coast University, and has been an instructor for the CFP-certification program at FGCU. All three workshops begin at 2 p.m. The February 9 session will be held at The Community House at 2173 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. The February 16 event is scheduled for 1510 Royal Palm Square Blvd., Suite 103 in Fort Myers. The February 23, Cape Coral workshop will take place at The Resort at Marina Village at Tarpon Point, 5951 Silver King Blvd. in Cape Coral. Attendance is limited to allow for questions. Make reservations through the 24-hour reservation line at 424-9197. For more information, log onto www. uhlerandvertich.com. From page 18BJetBlue ParkEverblades Honor 3,000,000th Fan The hometown Florida Everblades of the ECHL, now in their 14th season, honored their three-millionth fan last week. Jenna Bender was called to center ice in a special ceremony commemorating the fact that 3,000,000 fans have watched Everblades hockey in Germain Arena since the franchise began in 1999. The Everblades began the week with a 22-20 season record and remained in fourth place in the ECHL South Division, but only nine points behind first place Gwinnett. Florida dropped two of three last weekend at home against the Reading Royals. They are on the road this weekend facing Gwinnett on Friday and the South Carolina Stingrays on Saturday and Sunday. These same Stingrays invade Germain next week for three games, on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. 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.


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 201232B CONTRACTORS 24/7 Rapid Response Line239-472-1888License # CMC056884 Honest Honest * Reliable Reliable * Dependable Dependable PET SITTING Island Pet SittingKelly TyrrellIsland Resident395-9999kellykelly07@aol.com CONTRACTORS MILLS BROTHERS BUILDING CONTRACTORS Joseph Mills Lic. #CBC058789William Mills Lic. #CBC058788Of ce Phone & Fax 239-472-6711 Custom Home Building|Remodels Design Service Available Sanibel Owned & OperatedCUSTOM 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 #CBC058483NEW HOMES, REMODELING & ADDITIONS New Homes Consulting Remodeling Contracting P.O. Box 143 Sanibel Island, FL Phone: 239-472-2601 Fax: 239-472-6506 COMPUTERS REMODELING Custom RemodelingCook & Son, Inc. Kitchen Baths Carpet Tile Hardwood Concrete Restoration Water Proo ng Stucco Plumbing Electrical O ce: 472-9137 Cell: 691-8445CGC1507121BUILDING CONTRACTOR Helenbrook Homes, Inc.Licensed & InsuredCerti ed Building ContractorCBC026067Serving Sanibel & Captiva for the last 25 yearsNew Homes Remodeling FramingDave Helenbrook 239 / 466-4030 COMPUTERS/TECHNOLOGY / TREE & LAWN CARE Jesus Hernandez J LAWN CARE & TREE SERVICE482-7350 12 years serving San-Cap & Ft. MyersLandscaping Tree Service Stump Grinding Landscape Design Ponds Landscape Refurbishing Pepper Clearing Lbtn Cbfr Db Licensed & Insured Free Estimateswww.jesuslawncare.comEMAIL: jesuslawncare@gmail.com PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY From page 8BJetBlue Bike RideBikeWalkLee is looking for more volunteers to help staff the bike corral. If you can help out, contact Kelly Bishop at bkbishop58@msn.com. Volunteers will receive a free Feet Please t-shirt, courtesy of Harvey Software, Inc. and Southwest Florida Bicyclings Feet Please campaign (http://swfbicycling. blogspot.com). For more information or help in planning your ride, contact Steve Rodgers at Gatewaycyclist@yahoo.com. After youve biked to the grand opening event, youll always want to pedal to the park for spring training games and other events held there. Not only does it avoid traffic congestion, it is fun, good for your health and contributes to the sustainability of Lee County. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY answer on page 35B 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 35BPAINTING 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: 841-4302PERSONAL 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. Daraban COMPUTER SERVICESGENERAL 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 REMODELINGISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 201233B


IMPACT 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.# S3-12238CONSTRUCTION & 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 HCONTRACTORS 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)472-0200LAWN SERVICE P.O. Box 1067 Estero, FL 33929 Joe Scarnato (239) 849-6163scarnatolawn@aol.com Scarnato Lawn ServiceLawn Service, Shrubs and Tree Trimming Weeding, Irrigation Repair and Inspection, Installation of Plants, Trees and Mulch LAWN MAINTENANCE 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 INTERIOR DESIGN 2330 Palm Ridge Road Sanibel, FL 33957 (239) 395-2525 Fax (239) 395-2373 Toll Free: 1-866-395-2525 beachfloordecor@aol.comVerticals Mini Blinds Draperies Wallpaper Furniture Ceramic Wood Appliances Interior Painting Custom Cabinets Upholstery Kitchen & Bath RemodelingSanibel Design CenterPam Ruth V.P. Interior Design (Cell) 239-850-4128POOL SERVICE & REPAIR Deep-EndPool ServiceIslands Premier Pool Service Professional Weekly Service Fast Expert Equipment Repair and Replacement Specializing in Gulfstream Pool Heaters25 years experience239-699-6279Lic # CPC1457386ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 201234B PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY LMHS Names Chief AdministratorLast week, Lee Memorial Health System announced the appointment of Daniel Fink, FACHE, CMPE, as the new chief administrative officer for The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. In his new role, Fink oversees the day-to-day operations of The Childrens Hospital and is responsible for its overall performance. He reports to Larry Antonucci, MD, MBA, chief operating officer of Lee Memorial Health System. Dan comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience in childrens hospital management, said Antonucci. We are very fortunate to have him lead us on our journey to provide the best care to our youngest patients. Fink previously served as the president and chief executive officer of Riley Hospital for Children/Indiana University Health in Indianapolis, Indiana. Previous to that, he served in several leadership roles with Cook Childrens Health Care System in Fort Worth, Texas. Finks education and certifications include both a master of business administration and a master of public health in health systems management from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. He received a bachelor of science from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Fink is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and is certified by the American College of Medical Practice Executives. I am honored to join an extraordinary administrative and medical leadership team at Lee Memorial Health System and The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, Fink said. Every physician, staff member, volunteer, and community member I have met shares an overwhelming, unmistakable enthusiasm and dedication to doing whatever it takes to improve the quality and safety of, and access to, both general and specialized pediatric services for the children of Southwest Florida. FGCU Elects New Board OfficersThe Florida Gulf Coast University Board of Trustees has elected a new chair and vice chair Trustee Larry Hart as chair, and Trustee (Ms.) Robbie Roepstorff as vice chair. The slate was unanimously recommended by the Boards Officers Nominating Sub-Committee. The officer term is for February 1, 2012 through January 31, 2014. Trustee Scott Lutgert has served as chair since the boards inception in 2001, having first been named by former Governor Jeb Bush and subsequently reelected by the board for additional terms over the years. Although Trustee Lutgert has termed out as chair, he remains on the board. Trustee Larry Hart serves as assistant tax collector for Lee County, and Trustee Robbie Roepstorff serves as president of Edison National Bank. For more information, contact board liaison Susan Evans at 590-1057 or sevans@ fgcu.edu. Daniel Fink Trustee Robbie Roepstorff Trustee Larry Hart


KING CROSSWORD MAGIC MAZE SUDOKU SUPER CROSSWORD PUZZLE ANSWERS SCRAMBLERS ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 201235B PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY 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 TREE & 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 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 WINDOW CLEANING


HELP WANTED HELP WANTED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED BOATS CANOES KAYAKS MISC. FOR SALE LOST AND FOUND WANT TO BUY COMMERCIAL SPACE TIMESHARE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATEISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 201236B NS 10/28 BM TFN PROFESSIONAL CLEANING SERVICESResidential Commercial Interior Windows Carpet Cleaning Jennifer Watson 239-810-6293SR 11/13 N TFN Bob AdamsResidential Renewal ServicesHandyman(Carpentry, maintenance toilets, faucets, ceiling fans, sliding doors, etc.)768-0569 or Cell 464-6460RS 11/14 M TFN Licensed & Insured 25+ years experienceCOMPANION SERVICE Sanibel-Captiva Care and Companion Service, LLC Medical appointments, general transportation, shopping, light meal preparations, and light cleaning. Our services are customized to meet our clients needs. Call 239-395-3591, or for an emergency call 239-472-0556.SR 10/3 B TFN HELLE'S CLEANING SERVICES Residential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047SR 11/13 B TFN DORADO PROPERTY MANAGEMENTHOME WATCH/CARE Full Range of Services Excellent Organizational Skills Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 Call Lisa 239-472-8875RS 10/1 BM TFN MUSIC INSTRUCTIONSIn piano, saxophone, ute. On Sanibel/Captiva or South Fort Myers. Quali ed, experienced teacher. Call 239-989-7799RR 10/8 CC TFN HOUSE CARE While you are away by retired architect, Sanibel resident. Call 395-1649.RS 11/12 NC TFN DOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800SR 1/30 B TFN 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 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 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.comRS 1/27 CC 2/17 FULL AND/OR PART TIMEFull and/or part time sales associates for busy Sanibel shing bait and tackle store. Year round includes some weekends. Sanibel bridge tolls paid. Hard diligent worker willing to learn product. Must be able to sell to knowledge sherman and to the novice. Contact Dave at The Bait Box, Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. caloosawholesale@aol.com or 472-1618NR 1/27 BM 2/10 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 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 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 VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDAt The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000 RS 2/10 NC 3/2 PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT CAPTIVA CRUISESis seeking motivated and energetic Part time staff for two types of positionsCREW-DECKHAND and RESERVATIONBOOKING AGENT. Must be able to work weekdays, weekends and nights. Pre-employment drug testing and enrollment in DOT mandated Random drug testing program will be required. Must be physically t, able to swim, climb ladders and lift moderate weights up to 40 lbs. Direct inquiries, questions and resumes to chrismoore@captivacruises.comNR 2/10 BM 2/17 COMPUTER HELPDESK TECH-PTProfessional-technical position at the Sanibel Public Library. Experience working directly with public; MS Of ce & Windows experience required. Saturdays and evenings. Library experience preferred. Equal opportunity employer. Send resume electronically to: resume@sanlib.org. Questions on this position, please call Cathy at 239-472-2483. NS 2/10 BM 2/10 TENNIS LESSONS Tennis Lessons. Racquet stringing & regripping; Pick Up & Delivery (24 Hour Service). USPTA certi ed. Tony Fittipaldi 239-896-6385. RS 2/10 PC 2/24 97 SeaRay 17.5Bowrider w/trlr A-1 Cond. Low Hrs. I/O, Many extras, $7K 239-395-6758NR 2/10 CC 2/24 HOSPITAL BED$2,400 new. Like new Double bed. Call 560-1314. Ask for George.NS 2/10 NC 3/2 TIMESHARE FOR SALESanibel Beach Club II, 2 bd, 2 ba, lower unit, week 7 $26,000 651-226-1708 mary.kass@hotmail.comRR 2/10 CC 2/17 FOR SALE BY OWNER 2008 MOBILE HOMEAT PERIWINKLE PARK 1 Bed room new queen bed. LR with sofa bed, kitchen, refrigerator ice maker, dinning area, Bosch washer dryer, dishwasher. Trane A/C with Pro 4000 programmable thermostat. Full tile oors. Full vinyl deck. Pavers. Oodles of space. Hurricane sun & window protection lm. Home in ex. cond. Much more, too numerous to mention. Priced at $75,000. Ground rental $541.66/mo. Key at of ce. Dorisdavenport@hotmail.comRR 2/10 CC TFN TO PLACE AN ADLOG ON: IslandSunNews.com& click on Place Classified GRADING/PIPE SUPERINTENDENT SOUTH FLORIDACivil Contractor seeking seasoned grading/ pipe superintendent for the South Florida area division. Must have a minimum of 10-15 years grading experience along with the following: DOT roadway/highway/mass grading Utilities to include storm, sanitary, and water Computer Skills in Microsoft Word / Excel /Project Ability to manage multiple crews Excellent communication skills verbal and written Flexibility to work weekends if required Ability to travel Valid Florida CDL drivers license Must be U.S. Citizen or National Able to PASS Federal Background Check Drug Free Work Place Equal Opportunity Employer Please send all resumes with cover letter to: PO Box 463688 SR 200, Suite 1 #427 Yulee, FL 32097 NR 2/10 CC 2/10

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REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE VACATION RENTAL VACATION 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 10, 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. $1,399,000NR 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 & Company 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 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 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 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.RR 2/10 CC 2/10 MARINER POINTE TOWNHOUSEUnfurnished-ground level; 2 BR 2-1/2 BA; 2 encl porches; Bay/Canal views; shing pier; Lease includes Cable TV, water, pest control, refuse collection. Boat dock lease available. No pets. Rate negotiable. 239-395-1786RR 2/10 CC 2/10 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 2/10 CC 2/10 DAVIS COURT 2 bed/2 bath top oor condo for rent. Minutes to Sanibel, $795/month plus utilities. Available April 1. First and security required. Call Chris at 851-3506. NS 2/10 NC 3/2 MOVING SALEBaldwin Piano & Bench Vertical console oor model. Satin Mahogany Finish. Factory Condition. $4,500. 239-728-3743RR 2/10 CC 2/10 HUGE GARAGE SALE Friday, Saturday & Sunday, February 17, 18 & 19. 8 a.m. 4 p.m. 923 Deep Lagoon Lane, Town & River, Fort Myers. Retail gift shop merchandise, holiday and party ware, cards, Christmas ornaments, of ce supplies (ink cartridges and toner), tools, shing poles, furniture, household, adult and childrens clothing, queen size mattress with box spring and headboard books, toys. Tons of miscellaneous. NS 2/10 NC 2/17 MOVING SALESaturday 2/11 from 8-2 1684 Bunting Lane, Sanibel Gumbo LimboNR 2/10 CC 2/10 ESTATE SALESaturday Feb. 11th 8 to Noon. Furniture, lamps, dolls and more. 1586 Century Ct., Sanibel (Gumbo Limbo subdivision off Dixie Beach Blvd.)NR 2/10 CC 2/10 MOVING SALETwin beds/or 1 king with linens $200. Bedside table $50. Queen-size hide-a-bed $200 polyester cover. Brown Jordan 48 glass-top table with 4 cushioned chairs, aluminum frames $300. Call 472-8393NS 2/10 CC 2/10 SANIBEL CONDO FOR SALE1 bed, 1 bath garden condo only $149,500. Close to beaches, marina, lighthouse, restaurants and shopping. Contact Terri McHenry Shrodi, Selling Floridas 1st Choice Realty. 239-395-1742, cell 239-247-3972.NS 2/10 CC 2/10

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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) . . . . . . 472-2329ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 10, 201238B Pets Of The Week My name is Lisa (ID #527002) and I am a 2-year-old female, brindle-colored Plott hound. You may not be familiar with Plott hounds but we are very loyal, intelligent, alert and eager to please. Plott hounds are an athletic breed and need daily exercise, but our short coats are low-maintenance. If you are looking for a loving family pet, Im a great bet! My adoption fee is $50 (regularly $75) during Februarys My Furry Valentine adoption promotion. Looking for a cuddly kitty? My name is Cream Puff (ID #527184) and I am a 6-month-old female calico domestic medium hair cat. Im as sweet as a cream puff and quite cute, too. Valentines Day is right around the corner, but I would love to cuddle and be your lap cat forever. My adoption fee is $25 (regularly $50) during Februarys My Furry Valentine adoption promotion. And dont forget: cats and kittens are 2-for-1. For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to LCDAS website at www.LeeLostPets. com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive in Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if 3 months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs 6 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. Cream Puff ID#: 527184 Lisa ID#: 527002 photos by squaredogphoto.com Read us online at IslandSunNews.com

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