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NOVEMBER SUNRISE/SUNSET: 6:43 5:41 6:44 5:41 6:45 5:40 6:45 5:40 6:46 5:39 6:47 5:39 6:47 5:39 VOL. 20, NO. 20 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA NOVEMBER 9, 2012 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands Read Us Online at IslandSunNews.com 23rd Annual Veterans Day Ceremonysubmitted by Ted TysonThe 23rd annual Veterans Day ceremony will be held at Sanibel City Hall on Monday, November 12. This is also the 94th anniversary of the end of World War I, the anniversary of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, and, of note, the 65th anniversary of the United States Air Force. This program to honor all veterans will be held on the grounds of city hall continued on page 6 From left, Courtney Robinson of ABC-7, Mayor Kevin Ruane, Ted Tyson and Chance Seales of ABC-7 at the 2011 Veterans Day service on Sanibel Ding Darling To Unveil Marvelous Manatees ExhibitThe JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge invites the public to the unveiling of a new interactive exhibit in its free Education Center on Saturday, November 13 starting at 8:45 a.m. The Marvelous Manatee Exhibit enhances the educational value of the articulated manatee skeleton that the refuge acquired a couple of years ago for the Education Center. The Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) received a grant from the West continued on page 36 The articulated manatee skeleton that will be the centerpiece of the refuges newest exhibit McCullough Photos Will Be Up For Auction At The Beach BallOn November 17, from 7 to 10 p.m. at The Sanctuary Golf Club, the Childrens Education Center of the Islands will hold its annual Beach Ball fundraiser to raise scholarship monies for the school. Charlie McCullough, local artist and island icon, has been a strong supporter of CECI continued on page 9Beckys New Car Cruises On To SanibelBIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater drives in the 2012-2013 live theater season with Theatre Conspiracys production of Beckys New Car. The show runs November 13 to 20. The season includes Miriam Margolyes in Dickens Women (December 4 to 9), Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings (December 17 to 31), Monty Pythons Spamalot (January 11 to February 16), The Marvelous Wonderettes (February 22 to March 23), Charles Lindbergh: The Lone Eagle (February 24 to March 10), and Fully Committed (March 29 to April 27). Theatre Conspiracys production of Beckys New Car is laced with adult humor as playwright Steven Dietz spins a touching tale about the detours people make on their road to happiness. Beckys New Car is the story of an everyday person a married, middle-aged mom. Becky isnt exactly unhappy, but from her desk at a car dealership, she cant help wanting to know what else is out there. Intrigued by the excitement and glamour of a continued on page 34 Lauren Drexler in Beckys New Car Godrays
ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 9, 20122 Part II of IIFrancis Bailey, Island Treasuresubmitted by Emilie Alfino, manager Sanibel Historical Museum and VillageThe Sanibel Historical Museum and Villages annual fundraiser always focuses on history made fun. This years event on February 5 is called Its Paradise Because Its Sanibel. Many people still on the island today were major contributors to this paradise, and over the next several months prior to our fundraiser, the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village will run a series of newspaper articles focusing on some island VIPs who contributed to the tapestry that is Sanibel. In this way, islanders will learn what it was like to live on Sanibel when life was a little harder than it is now.Last week, we learned about Francis Bailey and how he took over the reins of the Sanibel Packing Company known as Baileys General Store from his father, Frank Bailey. This was in the early 1950s after Francis was back from World War II and a couple of short-lived jobs. Soon, Sanibel was calling him home. I decided the grass was not quite as green there as I thought it was, so I went home, Francis said. I found myself missing the smell of sea water. Ive never been much of a fisherman, but that smell reminded me of home. At Christmas Id hear Bing Crosby singing White Christmas and I was not dreaming of a white Christmas I was dreaming of white, sandy beaches. Francis joined his father in the store and resumed living the island life. I think I got paid $100 a month at that time, but I had room and board at daddys. There was no money there, but he had a lot of land, Francis explained. For his daddy, though and later for him land could be a financial drain rather than a money-maker. He did develop some land Sanibel Shores, for example but other land, Frank was forced to sell.After Francis married Pauline Engle in 1951, living at the homestead was not an ideal situation. They decided to build a home on land Francis owned on West Gulf Drive not too far from Tarpon Bay Road. When I first got married, my wife Pauline and I were clearing a lot up on the beach to build our first house that would be the cottage Sam called Honeymoon Cottage and I accidentally hit her in the head with a grubbing hoe. I went to Esperanza Woodring and she took us in her boat to Punta Rassa, where I borrowed a Jeep from a ferry employee, took Pauline into town, got her patched up, and brought her back. That was one way to go about getting medical care!Medical care electricity telephone service: all these were vital to improve the quality of life on the island. When telephone service came to Sanibel, it was a big development. People wanted me to start a telephone company but that would have taken a long time. I said we wanted telephone service now, not next year, Francis explained. I didnt want to own or run a telephone company; I had enough problems. I just wanted to be able to use a telephone. The result was that the island had three lines with six to eight people on each line, known as party lines.But party lines did leave a little to be desired sometimes. Some families, like the Ross Mayer family, had children who would leave the receiver off the hook. Id yell into the phone, Hang up the phone! You couldnt use it; you were locked out, Francis remembered. Eventually, Id be forced to drive down there and tell them to hang up the receiver. And some people, of course, would want to listen in. The Mayer family lived in Shore Haven, the Sears kit home just recently moved to the Historical Village. Read more about Francis Bailey and his life and times on Sanibel in his upcoming memoir, My 91 Years On Sanibel: Memories Of My Island And My Family, due out soon. Francis first wife, Pauline, looks over the land on which they will build their little house Francis with daughters Sue and Anne, pictured with Cindy the boxer e Center 4 LifePalm Ridge Road & Library Way, SanibelPresents our AnnualTrash & Treasures SaleSaturday, November 10 9 a.m. 1 p.m.BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!Dont miss this opportunity to discover great nds at low, low prices! eres something for everyone Household items, furniture, toys, hardware, linens, books, sporting goods, glassware, jewelry, kitchen gadgets, collectibles and much more! Refreshments for saleFor more information call 472-5743.
3 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 9, 2012 A Patriot Of The Highest Ordercontributed by Elaine Stacy and Carol Pauli of the Sanibel-Captiva Islands American Legion Auxiliary Unit 123On October 17, family and friends of Retired Sgt. Jason Smith joined together at the SanibelCaptiva American Legion Post 123 to recognize Jasons exemplary service to his country. Spearheading the occasion were Judge Ronald Reinstein and the Honorable Jonathan Feldman, Federal Magistrate in Western New York, both residents of Sanibel and New York State, who had met Smith shortly after his return to the U.S. when he was working as an aide to the Sanibel Police Department. Sgt. Smith joined the United States Marine Corps when he was just 18 years old, serving for 15 years. He was wounded during his first tour, but returned to active duty shortly thereafter and was deployed an additional seven times, most recently to Afghanistan. He retired one year ago and has since been re-acclimating to civilian life with his wife, Melissa, and daughter, Arwin. The Smith family resides in Cape Coral. Jason works at Horizon Village, a retirement community in North Fort Myers. Melissa is a Registered Nurse with Lee Memorial Health System, and Arwin is an engaging and precocious 8-year-old who attends The Pelican School, where her favorite subjects are art and music. She also is a student of tae kwon do, and was unafraid to demonstrated her abilities to her new friends at Post 123. Reinstein and Feldman introduced Sgt. Smith and spoke of Jasons unrelenting dedicated service to the country he loves. Jason has been awarded The Order of the Purple Heart, recognizing wounds suffered in combat. His service has earned numerous additional awards and commendations of which he, being a modest Marine, is hesitant to speak of. These include the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, continued on page 5 From left, Melissa, Jason and Arwin Smith with Jim Welker, Commander of Post 123 From left, Ron Reinstein, Sgt. Jason Smith and Jonathan Feldman SANIBEL ISLAND, FLORIDA SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2012 BOWMANS BEACH Registration starts at 7:30 am Walk between at 8 am and 9 am Free Parking Free t-shirts, water and refreshments Registration fee $20 Kids 10 and under Free For more information, contact Stan at 239.472.0836 Kick-off the 5th Anniversary Sanibel Re creation Center "FREE Block Party" from 11:00 to 1:00pm Pre-registration available on website W W W S A N C A P O P T I M I S T O R G Holiday BazaarMake the annual Holiday Bazaar part of your holiday fun and gift buying tradition. This popular bazaar will be held on Saturday, November 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sanibels Center 4 Life on Library Way off Palm Ridge Road. A fantastic variety of arts and crafts designed by local artists will be available along with handmade gifts, tropical plants and creative arrangements, in addition to new books by local authors. Refreshments will also be offered for sale. For more information, call the Center 4 Life at 472-5743. Send your editorial copy to:firstname.lastname@example.org
ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 9, 20124 Veterans To Be Honored At Sanibel Community ChurchSunday, November 11 at 11 a.m., worshippers who gather at Sanibel Community Church will pray for the heroic veterans and their families. Each of the Sunday morning services will include a tribute video and a time of recognition of the various branches of military service. During courtyard fellowship, a cake will be served to honor the sacrificial work of those who have served this country. Each veteran will receive a special gift of thanks. Services are at 7:45 a.m., 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Child care will be provided at all services. Sanibel Community Church is a Christ-centered non-denominational congregation with a passion to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ. All are welcome. The church campus is located at 1740 Periwinkle Way (next to Jerrys Market). For more information call 472-2684 or go to www.sanibelchurch.com. Veteran Puts Bike Ride On Hold In Order To Be With Ailing WifeWar veteran George Tice of Vets Ride 4 PTSD announced on Friday that he must put his journey to Tallahassee on hold after receiving an urgent call from his wife, who learned she must undergo surgery due to a blood clot. Tice began his bike ride to the state capital on October 27 at 10 a.m., escorted by American Legion Riders, law enforcement officers and supporters. By the end of the day on October 29, he managed to bike more than 132 miles and was located just outside the town of Sun City Center when his wife called with the alarming news of her failing health, putting his journey on hold. Over his three-day journey, Tice visited community leaders at American Legion Post 103 in Punta Gorda, Post 110 in Port Charlotte and Post 266 in Sarasota, as well as the Southeastern Guide Dogs in Palmetto, where he proudly presented each with an American flag donated by the Modern Woodman. Tice made the decision to return home to be by his wifes side to comfort her during this difficult time. His wife is scheduled for an angioplasty to remove a clot near her kidneys in the upcoming days. However, Tice remains passionate about his cause to bring awareness and support to veterans who suffer from PTSD, and hopes to resume his ride to Tallahassee from Sun City Center, where he left off. I am so appreciative of the support I have received, and do not want to let supporters down, Tice said. Once my wife has recovered from surgery, I do plan to continue the ride where I left off and focus once again on my mission to raise awareness and support for veterans suffering from PTSD. Stay tuned for updates online at www.VetsRide4PTSD.us. George Tice, center, surrounded by some of his fellow veterans George TiceSupport Our Veterans By Purchasing Purple Heart Postage StampsLee, Collier and Charlotte county residents are encouraged to purchase the Purple Heart FOREVER postage stamp during the month of November. To celebrate Veterans Day November 12 and the opening of the new Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic in Cape Coral, post offices are tracking sales of this stamp through December 15. A framed enlargement of the stamp will be presented at the grand opening of the V. A. Outpatient Clinic with a dedication plaque noting the total number of stamps purchased. The U.S. Postal Service is honoring the sacrifices of the men and women who serve in the U.S. military with the Purple Heart with Ribbon FOREVER stamp. The postage stamp has a 45-cent value and will be valid for FIRST CLASS postage forever, regardless of any increase in postage rates. FIRST CLASS postage rates will increase to 46-cents in January 2013, so this is a great time to stock up on the Purple Heart FOREVER stamp. And heres the best news a trip to the Post Office isnt necessary to participate in this promotion. You can mail your request for the stamps to Customer Relations, 79 Mid Cape Ter, Cape Coral, Fl 33991. Include a check payable to Postmaster for sheets of 20 stamps @ $9.00 per sheet. Be sure to include your full name and return address. Stamps will be mailed to you. No sales tax or shipping fees will be charged. Please show your support and buy your Purple Heart stamps today! Veterans Day GiveawaySanibel Restaurants and the Island Sun are collaborating to reward veterans and friends attending the Veterans Day Ceremonies. Four of Sanibels popular restaurants Il Tesoro, Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille, Cips Place, and George & Wendys Sanibel Seafood Grille have donated gift certificates to be given to several lucky people attending the Veterans Day Ceremony at Sanibel City Hall and the display and Veterans Outreach programs at Baileys. Winners will be selected only from those who complete the drawing coupon below. The drawing coupons must be deposited in the box at Sanibel City Hall on November 12 or at the box at Baileys. The drawings will be held at 2 p.m. at Baileys on November 12.Taxes, alcoholic beverages and gratuities are not included. Drawing results are final. Sanibel Restaurants and the Island Sun collaborate to reward veterans and friends attending the Veterans Day CeremoniesFour of Sanibels popular restaurants Il Tesoro, Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille, Cips Place, and George & Wendys Sanibel Seafood Grille have donated gift certificates to be given to several lucky people attending the Veterans Day Ceremony at Sanibel City Hall and the display and Veterans Outreach programs at Baileys. Winners will be selected only from those who complete this drawing coupon. The drawing coupons must be deposited in the box at Sanibel City Hall on November 12 or at the box at Baileys. The drawings will be held at 2 p.m. at Baileys on November 12. Name: Phone #: Address: Number in Party: DRAWING COUPON Taxes, alcoholic beverages and gratuities are not included. Drawing results are final. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
5 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 9, 2012 From page 3A Patriot Of The Highest OrderUSMC Good Conduct Medal, the USMC Expeditionary Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War On Terrorism Service Medal and Sea Service Deployment Medal, among others. According to Judge Reinstein, Jason is not a man who brags about his tours. On this evening, Jason was presented with an commemorative plaque and the American flag which was flown over the U.S. Capitol Building in Jasons honor on August 1, 2012. The flag flew at the request of The Honorable Ann Marie Buerkle, Congresswoman, 25th Congressional District, New York. Among those in attendance at this gathering were Jasons friend and coworker Jim Logan, and his wife, Danielle, a nurse who works with Melissa Smith; Sanibel Police Officer Steve Royka and his wife, Jackie; and friends Jeff and Lori Pierot. Stephanie Goolsby, whose son CJ is currently in the military, felt the need to come by to say thank you even though she doesnt really know the Smiths very well. The veteran members of the SanibelCaptiva American Legion, members of the Sons of the American Legion and Unit 123 of the Womens Auxiliary also in attendance were moved by Jasons dedication. In closing, Post 123 Commander Jim Welker said a few words of thanks on behalf of his Post. Steve and Jackie Royka www.captivaholidayvillage.com H A Wb StntWbt A Wn Cf TCeremony: City Hall 10:45 a.m. 12:00 p.m. Exhibits and Veterans Outreach: Baileys Parking Lot Noon 4:00 p.m. Sfrt If Vttf DfNrf Co-Sponsors: Sanibel Veterans Group City of Sanibel Bank of the Islands Island Sun River Weekly News Baileys General Store Military Museum of Naples Lee Coast Chapter MOAA
ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 9, 20126 From page 1Sanibel Veterans Day Ceremony(800 Dunlop Road), with patriotic music by the Sanibel Community Band beginning at 10:30 a.m. Highlights of the ceremony include an address by Sanibel resident Rear Admiral Roger Triftshauser, DC, USNR Ret., remarks by Sanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane and the reading of prize-winning essays by two Sanibel School students, who also participate in the Recreation Departments After School program. Special guest Lucas Century, a Sanibel resident and artist, devised the etchings on both the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, DC and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial of Southwest Florida. One of the most touching aspects of the ceremony is Remembrances, where veterans recall their military experiences and then relate how they and others were affected by their service. Following the ceremonies, for the first time in 2012, Baileys General Store will host an Outreach Program of military displays and veterans service groups information tables. There will be displays from the U.S. Marine Corps, the U.S. Coast Guard and the Naples Museum of Military Memorabilia, along with others. Among the veterans service groups are the Disabled American Veterans, Veterans Administration, American Red Cross, The Missing In America Project and the Salvation Army. Veterans, visitors, friends and family members of veterans in the tricounty region (Charlotte, Lee and Collier counties) and the general public and media are welcome and encouraged to attend both of these patriotic events. Veterans Day Program Monday, November 12 Sanibel City Hall 10:30 a.m. Patriotic music by Sanibel Community Band, under the direction of Maestro Donald Knowland, plays as guests are seated 10:55 a.m. Welcome by Ted Tyson, chairman, Sanibel Veterans Group Introduction Douglas Quelch, Lee Coast Chapter, Military Officers Association of America Flag Raising Sanibel Police Department Color Guard, supervised by Sgt. Anthony Thompson Pledge Of Allegiance Jacob Goodman, president, Sanibel School National Junior Honor Society National Anthem Led by Douglas Quelch Invocation And Scripture Reading Rev. Dr. Ellen Sloan, St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church Recognition Of Honored Guests and Dignitaries Ted Tyson, Mayor Kevin Ruane, Vice Mayor Mick Denham, Councilmen Marty Harrity, Jim Jennings and Doug Congress, City Manager Judie Zimomra Remarks by Mayor Ruane Special Guest Lucas Century, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall artist Winning Essays Written and presented by two students of The Sanibel School and the City of Sanibel Recreation Departments After School program Veterans Day Address Rear Admiral Roger Triftshauser, DC, USNR, Ret. Sing-A-Long Singing of patriotic songs, accompanied by Sanibels own Community Band Recognition Of Achievement Sarah Adler, student at The Sanibel School Veterans and veterans friends remembrances Taps and In Memoriam Gary Eertmoed and Steve Mondora, members of the Community Band Closing Doug Quelch Noon to 4 p.m. Baileys Outreach at Baileys Center parking lot Thank you all for coming and honoring our veterans! Kids History Of Sanibel IslandJust in time for the winter season and holiday gift-giving, heres a history of Sanibel created just for kids. The Story of Sanibel Island: A History for Younger Readers is a new publication from local historian Marya Repko. The little paperback book tells about the pioneers on this special island, the growth of tourism, Ding Darlings effort to save the land for wildlife, the building of the Causeway, and the founding of the city. One adult reviewer said this was the first comprehensive history of the island that I have read. I enjoyed it. The Story of Sanibel Island is a simplified version of the authors adult book, A Brief History of Sanibel Island (which is in its second printing). Repko has also published brief local history books about the Everglades City area, Fakahatchee, Deaconess Harriet Bedell and Marjory Stoneman Douglas. The Story of Sanibel Island has a handy timeline, some suggestions for further reading and visits, plus numerous historic photographs. It is available at $7 per copy at local outlets and from www. ecity-publishing.com, where you can order online with a credit or debit card. For additional information, call Marya Repko at 695-2905. Strategic Air Command (SAC) CCT, Walker AFB, Roswell, New Mexico in February 1959. Recognize anyone? Sanibel Police Department Honor Guard with former Mayor Steve Brown at the Veterans Day ceremony in 2011 Members of the audience sitting under the shade for the Veterans Day ceremony in 2011Send your editorial copy to:email@example.com
7 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 9, 2012 CHILDRENS EDUCATION CHILDRENS EDUCATION CENTER OF THE ISLANDS CENTER OF THE ISLANDS350 Casa Ybel Road, Sanibel Island Celebrating 38 Years Celebrating 38 Years of Dedication to Education of Dedication to Education FOR PRESCHOOL CHILDREN FOR PRESCHOOL CHILDREN LIMITED SPACE IS AVAILABLE FOR AGES 2 5 YEARS OLD FLORIDA VOLUNTARY FLORIDA VOLUNTARY PREKINDERGARTEN PROVIDER PREKINDERGARTEN PROVIDER CONTACT: JANA YATES, DIRECTOR CONTACT: JANA YATES, DIRECTOR(239) 472-4538Se habla Espaol Jean Baer and Ralph Woodring dance to a country music number played by Danny Morgan and his band, in background, during Saturdays Cracker Fest held at The Bait Box on Sanibel. The annual event benefits Sanibel-Captiva chapter of Solutions To Avoid Red Tide (START), a state-wide non-profit foundation with a mission to improve the quality of our marine waters through research, public education and programs that restore marine habitat and preserve marine species. photo by Deb Gleason Volunteers Rally To Paint AlgiersMaintaining 74 rental properties would be an impossible task if not for the hard work of Community Housing and Resources, Inc. (CHRs) maintenance worker, Ken Shearer and some hard working volunteers. Thanks to volunteer help from George Campion and CHR tenant, Chuck Woods the small house at Algiers Beach received a much needed face lift. John Grey generously donated paint needed for the job and wow what a difference it made. The plac,e looks great, said Kelly Collini, CHR executive director. We always have a list of maintenance projects that need to be addressed and we couldnt do it without the help of the community, she added. Richard Johnson, CHR board chair agrees. This is an example of how the Sanibel community rallies together to lend a helping hand. John Grey Painting supplied the paint and volunteers jumped in to help get the job done, said Johnson. CHR is building a corps of volunteers to help with various tasks and projects such as cleaning, painting, lawn maintenance and office assistance. If you are interested in volunteering please contact the CHR office at 472-1189 or stop in the Center 4 Life building at 2401 Library Way.. Ken Shearer at Algiers Whats Happening At The House In 2012 Telephone: (239) firstname.lastname@example.org 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 UPCOMING EVENTSCALL NOW TO ASSURE YOUR TICKET! Honky Tonk House PartySat., November 10, 7-10pm Line Dance Instructors & Poker TourneyDance Series DatesFeb. 22, March 15, April 13 SERIES SPONSORS: Joe Meek & Marge Meek, Rosier Insurance, Billys Rentals, Billys Bike Shop & Michael KellyCLASSESComplimentary Shell CraftingMonday 10-noonZumbaMonday 5:45 pm Tuesday/Thursday 10 am 11 am $15 & Seasonal Packages Available No class: Nov. 5-9Sanctioned Duplicate BridgeEvery Tuesday at 1 pm $8.00To enrich community spirit through educational, cultural and social gatherings in our historic Community House. The SCA is a 501c 3 Organization.Follow Us On FacebookSanibel Community Association needs your support. Go to www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net for more information, and become a member today! Its Time to Renew your Membership Today $35 Individual, $65 Family, $100 Business Fun Times At Cracker Fest Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 9, 20128 Center 4 Life ProgramsSanibel Fit 4 Life is the motto at Center 4 Life. All ages are welcome. Island Seniors, Inc. members may attend fitness classes held at the Center 4 Life, 2401 Library Way, by presenting a coupon. Booklets of 12 coupons can be purchased at the center; cost is $42, or buy three coupons for $10.50. Cash or checks to the City of Sanibel are accepted. Members of the City of Sanibel Recreation Center must show their membership cards to attend. Happy Hour Fitness Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8 a.m. with Sandi McDougall. Format is 45 minutes of cardio, 20 minutes of balance, core strength and flexibility exercises. Essential Total Fitness Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:30 a.m. Cardio, muscle strengthening and flexibility training with hand weights, stretch cords, chairs and stability balls. Mahnaz Bassiri is the instructor. Power Hour Fitness Tuesday and Thursday at 8 a.m. Hand weights, stretch cords and stability balls, along with mats, are used to strengthen your muscles. Improve core strength and balance. Mahnaz Bassiri 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 (begins November 27, Tuesday and Thursday at 11 a.m.) Tuesday Kayaking November 13, 20 and 27, December 4, 11 and 18, 8:30 a.m. There is space for 16 people on eight two-person kayaks and unlimited space for those who own their own kayaks. Kayaks, paddles and life jackets provided. Bring water, a small snack, change of clothing, sun lotion, bug spray, sunglasses and a hat. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Stop by the center to sign up. AARP Safe Driving Course with Ed VanderHey November 8 and 15, 1 to 4 p.m. Discount on your auto insurance for those who complete the six-hour course. Cost is $14 with a $2 discount for AARP members. Military veterans and their dependents are free of charge. Call VanderHey to register, 292-4012. Leisure Lunchers Thrift & Consignment Connoisseurs Tuesday, November 27, 11:30 a.m. Olive Garden, Gulf Coast Town Center. Early holiday luncheon and gift shopping. Sign up is required. Thursday, November 15 Miamis Spanish Roots and Little Havana guided tour. Includes round trip transportation, lunch at the Versailles Restaurant in Little Havana, riding and walking tour with private guide to Freedom Tower, Miami Circle, Domino Park, and El Credito Cigar Factory. Pick up in Fort Myers is at 7 a.m. Cost is $79 for members, $89 for non-members. Picasa With Patty... and Your Photos Wednesday and Thursday, November 28 and 29, 1 to 3 p.m. Organize and share your photos. Hands-on training in Picasa, a free program from Google. Copy photos from your camera or memory card to your PC and create and edit albums that are easy to email. Bring your camera, cable, memory card and card reader with 10 to 20 photos. Sample photos will be available. Class size limited to six. Cost is $60 for members, $90 for non-members. Watercolor with Bea Pappas Fridays, 12:30 to 3 p.m. If you have some painting experience and would like to work from a still life or photo, join in. Cost is $20 per session for members, $25 for non-members. Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Naples Philharmonic, Florida Repertory Theatre tickets available at a discount. Call the center for information. Page Turners Wednesday, November 14, 2:30 p.m. Discussion on Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese. Two brothers, conjoined and then separated, grow up amid the political turmoil in Ethiopia. Ann Rodman and her volunteers select books monthly for discussion. Backgammon anyone? The center has members who would like to learn how to play backgammon. If you know how and would consider teaching a group, contact Sandi McDougall at 472-5743, or email email@example.com. Room is available on Thursday afternoons. Bridge 1 p.m. Monday and Wednesday Hand & Foot 1 p.m. Tuesday Mahjongg 1 p.m. Thursday Mexican Train 1 p.m. Thursday Cost is $2.50 for members and $5 for non-members. Prizes are awarded. Trash & Treasures Sale Saturday, November 10, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lots of treasures. Get there early. Holiday Bazaar November 17, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Unique artisan gifts. Call the center at 472-5743 for details on programs or stop by to register. Fresh Certi ed Organic Produce Delicious Snacks, Treats and Drinks Wide Selection of Gluten Free and Vegan Products Highest Quality Supplements & Nutraceuticals THE ONLY ORGANIC HEALTH THE ONLY ORGANIC HEALTH FOOD STORE ON THE ISLAND! FOOD STORE ON THE ISLAND! 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9 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 9, 2012 From page 1Childrens Center Beach Ballfor the last several years and continues his support this year. Two of McCulloughs framed photographs will be auctioned off to raise money for the preschool that has been educating the children of the islands for 38 years. If you are interested in attending, call 472-4538 for ticket information. San Cap Mail Boat Friends Who Care Lend A HandThanksgiving is time to give thanks for our family, our friends, our health and our well-being. Friends Who Care is a Sanibel-based group, organized to assist families and individuals during times of need. This year, Friends Who Care with the assistance of other local organizations will provide Thankgiving dinners for families in need on the island. Friends Who Care distributes many gift certificates for turkeys, including all of the trimmings. Although many of us are fairing better than others in our local economy, many families including the elderly are still experiencing hardship. If you know of anyone that could use some help this Thanksgiving, please contact Friends Who Care at 472-5152. Top Ten Books1. Gone by Randy Wayne White 2. The Racketeer by John Grisham 3. The Panther by Nelson DeMille 4. Secret Daughter by Shilpi Gowda 5. There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Shell by Lucille Colandro 6. Killing Kennedy by Bill OReilly 7. Manatees (Our Wild World) by Kathy Feeney 8. Into The Fire by Dakota Meyer 9. Honorable Lies by Robert Macomber 10. No Easy Day by Mark OwenCourtesy of Sanibel Island Bookshop. Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy & Pilates Phone # 239-395-5858 Administrative Of ces & Classrooms Phone # 239-472-9700
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Matt Mitchell Bruce Neill, PhD Matt Oakley Ed ONeil Laura Zocki Puerto Gerri Reaves Ph.D. Di Saggau Jeanie Tinch PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER PRINTED WITH LOW-RUB, SOYBEAN INK Co-Publishers Lorin Arundel & Ken Rasi Advertising George Beleslin Stacy Osborn Graphic Arts & ProductionAnn Ziehl Sarah Crooks Kris SeeReportersAnne Mitchell Jeff Lysiak Sanibel To Get Permanent Seat On Tourism Boardby Anne MitchellSanibel, the single largest contributor to Lee Countys bed tax coffers, will soon have a permanent seat on the Tourist Development Council, the body that determines how to spend the millions of dollars collected each year. In fiscal 2011, Lee County reported a record high $24.2 million, of which Sanibel generated the biggest share, 15.5 percent. Fort Myers Beach collected 14.8 percent, about $1 million behind Sanibel. Sanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane, Sanibels representative on the tourism council, has been pushing for a permanent seat for months. Currently, Sanibel shares a rotating seat with other municipalities while Cape Coral has a permanent seat based on the fact it has the largest population. Last Friday, the tourism council unanimously endorsed a state statute amendment that would guarantee a seat for the municipality bringing in the biggest chunk of bed taxes the previous fiscal year. It requires passage by state lawmakers to go into effect, but Ruane is confident that will happen. Much of the bed tax monies go to support Lee Countys three spring training baseball stadiums and there are concerns that upkeep of the beaches will take a back seat. At Tuesdays meeting of the Sanibel City Council, Ruane said that was unconscionable and he would fight for the beaches as long as I have breath in my body. However, this year, Sanibel will receive a total of $1.212 million for beach maintenance and related projects. Scanners Cause Further Delay At Crowded Precincts by Anne MitchellVoters faced long lines at the Sanibel polls on Tuesday. At certain times, it was taking as long as four hours for voters to cast their ballots. Even early birds couldnt catch a break. At 6:30 a.m., when Councilman Doug Congress went to vote in the general election at Sanibel Community Church, there were about 100 people already in line. And after voters filled out the three-page ballot, they then had to wait in line to use the single scanner to record their vote, Congress told the Sanibel City Council. Even though many people opted to vote by mail or used absentee ballots, many wanted to vote in person on election day. Gloria Hannan said the lines were so long at 8 a.m., she decided to go back at 11 a.m. A woman she had seen in the 8 oclock line was just leaving after completing her ballot. She said it took her 45 minutes waiting for the scanner, Hannan said. Sanibel now has two precincts the church and the Center 4 Life. There used to be three precincts, said Barbara Cooley. She asked council to push the supervisor of elections for more scanners to speed up the process in future. City Manager Judie Zimomra said the council might want to draft a resolution to the supervisor of elections asking for more scanners. A midday downpour followed by steady rain during the afternoon added to the agony of those waiting outside to get into the polling places. Mayor Kevin Ruane pushed for a speedy council meeting with a goal of finishing at noon so that those who hadnt already voted could get to the polls. Council adjourned at 12:30 p.m. Voters shelter under umbrellas at the Center 4 Life during a midday downpour City Kicks Off Plan To Support Island Businessesby Anne MitchellSanibel City Council on Tuesday made official its goal of promoting a healthy commercial district by approving a vision statement. Proposed strategies for kicking off the Commercial Redevelopment Work Plan include: Inventory existing retail, offices, restaurants and service uses on the island; Perform an analysis of local and regional commercial market conditions and trends; and Recommend appropriate Land Development Code amendments consistent with the Sanibel Plan. The vision statement is: To establish and maintain a vibrant and healthy commercial district, consistent with the Sanibel Plan, that provides for the needs and services of Sanibels residents and visitors. Causeway Counts Are UpThe three-month period from July through September saw consecutive increases in the number of vehicles crossing the Sanibel Causeway. Numbers were up 2.63 percent, 0.37 percent and 2.76 percent, respectively, in July, August and September, representing increases of 6,163, 773 and 5.075 for those successive months. January through September, the most recent date for which data is available, 2,294,170 vehicles went through the toll booths, an increase of 4.04 percent or 89,093 vehicles compared with the same nine month period in 2011. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
11 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 9, 2012 City Employee Of The Quarter Randy Wright, left, pictured with Sanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane, received the citys Employee of the Quarter Award on Tuesday during the city council meeting. Wright started with the city as an equipment operator in May 1983, was promoted to crew leader in 2002 and to assistant streets superintendent in October 2005. The award recipients are nominated by their peers.City Waging War On Pesky Whiteflyby Anne MitchellIslanders will soon be receiving an educational pamphlet about the pesky rugose spiraling whitefly thats turning vegetation and patio furniture black and gumming up pool filters with its droppings. The City of Sanibel will use direct mail to provide background information on the whitefly and what actions the city is taking to address the problem. It will also provide recommendations to homeowners on the treatment and give a list of city/state-licensed contractors and recommendations on how to avoid overpaying for pest control services. The spiraling whitefly (Aleurodicus rugioperculatus), which first appeared in Miami-Dade County a few years ago, is a mess maker, not a killer, Natural Resources Director James Evans told the city council on Tuesday. But its a huge nuisance. It has devastated our entire neighborhood off Beach Road, said Councilman Doug Congress. Some landscapers and gardeners are taking advantage of the situation to overcharge for treatments, asking as much as $100 per tree,compared with $25 per tree being asked in other cities. City Manager Judie Zimomra said some landscapers are charging thousands of dollars for parcels much smaller than the City Hall property. We paid several hundred dollars, she said. People should get competitive bids and use licensed vendors, who are listed on the citys website, at www.mysanibel. com. Evans said both the city and the University of Florida recommend systemic pesticides but not to blanket the entire island in pesticides. He also believes the infestation will spike, then cycle down. Ordinance On Neglected Propertiesby Anne MitchellThe details will have to be worked out, but the Sanibel City Council decided Tuesday to draft an ordinance that will give it the tools to bring neglected properties into compliance, something missing in the current codes. Although such properties both residential and commercial are few and far between, complaints have been on the rise, coming from neighbors, realtors and homeowners associations. Sometimes it is knee-high weeds and grass, or it can be torn pool screens that are deemed attractive nuisances. Other problems include rotten stairs and crumbling chimneys and decks and structures that can be a hazard during storms. But unless they are dangerous, the city has no power to take action. Some are in foreclosure or bankruptcy, said Planning Director Jim Jordan. He said in some cases, code enforcement officials have been able to work with the banks to resolve issues. Diane Hartman Chesley of Sandcastle Road in The Dunes told the council she lives across the street from a neglected home that has had a succession of tenants and sat vacant all summer. I believe it poses safety and health concerns, she said, adding that she supports a well-crafted ordinance that would give the city the ability to take action. Yolande Welch said in her Sanibel Lake Estates neighborhood, one owner is absent most of the year and the yard is extremely neglected. She called it a blight on the neighborhood.Council authorized staff to bring a draft resolution at the December meeting. Beach Advocate Schuller Gives Up Lonely JobHazel Schuller, a longtime defender of Sanibels natural beaches, said on Tuesday that shes given up. I look around and see few supporters. I am a lonely advocate for the beaches, she said. Who of you will stand up to advocate for the beaches of Sanibel that we stood up for in 1974 (the year the city was incorporated)? Schuller has been a tenacious defender of the beaches and supporter of the strong environmental principles of the citys founding fathers. She rarely misses an opportunity to speak her mind and hand out supporting documentation to council members and the press. Vice Mayor Mick Denham thanked Schuller for her persistence and said she was almost an adjunct member of the council. City watcher Karen Storjohann said she was sorry to hear Schuller say that. I appreciate her comments that we are moving too far away both on council and the planning commission. Hazel is right, added Storjohann. A number of people on the island who see the significance and are willing too act on it are dwindling. Councilman Marty Harrity wasnt convinced Schuller has retired from her efforts. Hazel, I dont believe for a second you wont be back If you need a ride, I will pick you up. Open 7 Days Hazel SchullerShare your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email email@example.com
ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 9, 201212 Captivas Chapel By The Sea Begins New Seasonby Jeff LysiakUnder the leadership of Pastor Thomas E. Nyman, Captivas historic Chapel by the Sea begins another season of worship starting this Sunday, November 11 at 11 a.m. Chapel by the Sea, a seasonal Christian ministry open to all, is denominationally independent and welcomes everyone regardless of their spiritual beliefs. The chapel nurtures a strong community within and is committed to generously supporting outreach in the broader community. Pastor Nyman, who will be serving for his third and final season of service at the chapel (since ministers are rotated at the church every three years), says that he has enjoyed his tenure on the island. I really like this community a lot, he said. There is such a great sense of family, which is a very special aspect of an interdenominational church. Theres a horse from every barn. Organizations supported through the chapels outreach include Brightest Horizons, Community Cooperative Ministries, Inc., ECHO, El Hogar, FISH of Sanibel, Hope HealthCare Services, Little Roses, Nations Association Charities, Quality Life Center, Southwest Florida Addiction Services and the South Fort Myers Food Pantry. Looking for something that goes beyond denominational walls is the glue that binds us together, said Pastor Nyman, who hails from Stillwater, Minnesota. We are all working together in service to the Lord. Parishioners of the church meet every Sunday throughout season at 11 a.m. for worship, with indoor and outdoor seating, followed by fellowship: coffee, iced tea and sweet treats. The subject of the November 11 sermon is Welcome Home. As far as goals for his final season of service on the island, Pastor Nyman says that his mission is a simple one. The chapel has a certain ambiance that the pastors who come here have an obligation to adapt to, he noted. I think that its exciting to support those groups who have a great impact in our community, and to see it have a positive effect. Im a cheerleader for that kind of work in the community to respond and to serve. Chapel by the Sea is located at 11580 Chapin Lane on Captiva. All are welcome to attend. There is no membership roster. Support is provided entirely by plate collections and voluntary gifts. For more information, call 472-1646 or visit www.captivachapel.com. Church Women Lunch Meeting The Episcopal Church Women of St. Michael and All Angels Church will hold their first meeting on Monday November 12. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. followed by a meeting and program on the story of St. Michaels history and architecture. Sign up in the church halls or at Noahs Ark by November 6. Chapel by the Sea 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 239-472-0177 or firstname.lastname@example.org CAPTIVA CHAPEL BY THE SEA: The Rev. Thomas E. Nyman Services every Sunday 11 a.m. 11580 Chapin Lane on Captiva. 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, Sanibel, 472-2684 Dr. Daryl Donovan, Senior Pastor Sunday Worship Hours:7:45 a.m. Traditional Service with Communion9 a.m. Contemporary Service with Kids Church10:45 a.m. Adult and Youth Sunday School classes; 11 a.m. Traditional Service with Choir. Childcare available at all services. SANIBEL CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST: 2050 Periwinkle Way 472-0497 The Rev. Dr. John H. Danner, Sr. Pastor. The Rev. Deborah Kunkel, Associate Pastor Sunday Worship Services: 7:45 a.m. Chapel Service, 9 and 11 a.m. Full Service, with Sunday School and Nursery Care provided. 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., Fri. 8:30 a.m. Communion Service Mon. and Tues. 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-gr.5) at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Potluck Supper 1st Wed. of the month 5:30 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 5 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 email@example.com. 92nd Street Y Series Returns November 11Bat Yam Temple of the Islands and the Sanibel Congregational Church will once again jointly sponsor a video series, Live From The 92nd Street Y. The first program will take place in Fellowship Hall at the Congregational Church on Sunday, November 11 beginning at 7 p.m. It will feature Elie Wiesel commenting on his work, Return To Akeda, Why I Love Isaac. Wiesel is a noted Holocaust survivor and an award-winning novelist, journalist and human rights activist. The winner of numerous international honors and awards, Wiesel won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986. In this film, Wiesel takes a contemporary look at fathers and sons, sacrifice and sorrow, and why we cant be silent in the face of human suffering.The public is welcome to join the members of both congregations for this event. A minimum fee of $5 is requested. Seating is limited. Call Ed Greenberg, chari of the Joint Film Committee, at 395-3560 to reserve your seat. Elie Wiesel (239) 472-1111 (239) 472-1111 2330 Palm Ridge Rd. 2330 Palm Ridge Rd. 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13 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 9, 2012 1975-2019 periwinkle way Tahitian Gardens ShopOnSanibel.com Something for Everyone Breakfast & Lunch 7am 2:30pm Kids MenuIsland Style Home Cookin' in Our Open Air KitchenMaking Memories Since 1984 Family Owned & Operated Enjoy Dining At Our Handmade Shadowbox Fossil Seashell TablesNo reservations 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.472-5323 472-4300 472-4300 Open 8am Daily Open 8am Daily New New Ownership! Ownership! New New Lower Prices! Lower Prices! the Islands Best Cupcakes! Sanibel Neighbors Club Hosts Rally Welcome Back And Giving ThanksOn Wednesday, November 14, the Sanibel Neighbors Club will hold their first member rally of the upcoming season at Cips Place. In honor of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, the theme of the rally is Welcome Back and Giving Thanks. The Sanibel Neighbors Club is to encourage all members to Live Local, Give Local, Buy Local. In keeping with this, the club donates $5 of every new members fee to the island non-profit of their choice. The rally is designed to thank members for their generosity and welcome seasonal members back to the island, said Jason LaManna, co-founder of the Sanibel Neighbors Club. During the evening, the 18 local charities that the members have selected will be presented with their donations. The rally is open to all members and anyone wishing to join the club. It will start at 5:30 p.m. at Cips Place, located at 2055 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. Cips will be extending their happy hour discounts on their new drink menu throughout the evening and offers 10 percent off on members entire dinner bill. The Sanibel Neighbors Club is a loyalty program for Sanibel residents that offers weekly specials from island businesses. Club members receive a club card that entitles them to member specials offered by all of the contributing businesses. New specials are added weekly. All specials are posted on the club website and emailed directly to members. There are now more than 400 members and over 50 participating businesses that provide benefits and discounts to members. For more information on the Sanibel Neighbors Club and joining instructions, log on to www.SanibelNeighborsClub.com or stop by Hillgate Communications, located in the Baileys Center at 2451 Periwinkle Way. FISH November WorkshopsFISH (Friends In Service Here) of Sanibel announced the upcoming free workshops for the month of November as follows: Mom & Toddlers Group Monday, November 12 and Monday, November 26 from 10 to 11 a.m. The Island Moms Group will meet at the FISH Walk-In Center. All island moms of children birth though age 5 are welcome, either alone or with their children. It is a time for fun, refreshments, learning and sharing with other moms and their children. We work together to research and organize new topics of discussion, introduce interesting speakers and maintain regular get-together times. This group is sponsored by FISH, Healthy Start of Lee County, and the United Way of Lee County. Womens Empowerment Group Tuesday, November 13 at 10 a.m. The Womens Empowerment Group is facilitated by FISH to provide a source of support for women. It will take place at the FISH Walk-In Center. Budgeting Workshop Monday, November 19 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. FISH will be sponsoring a Budgeting Workshop at the FISH Walk-In Center. Facilitated by Celia Hill, Home Economist for the Lee County Home Extension, this workshop provides the basic tools for everyone who would like to evaluate their current budget to make changes for better money management and successful budgeting. To sign up or to request more information on any of these workshops, call Christine or Jessi at the FISH Walk-In Center at 472-4775 or visit www.fishofsanibel.com/events.
ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 9, 201214 Random Act Of Kindness Jennifer Valiquette, who operates the Sanibel School of Music, recently sent 200 recorders and childrens music books to Haiti through an organization called Random Acts. Here, Haitian children, pictured with an unidentified representative of Random Acts, play their new instruments. Valiquette hopes the recorders brought a little fun and sunshine to the childrens sad lives in the muddy street camps Kiwanians Support Island YouthThe Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Foundations primary mission is to assist children and has 100 members who support various activities focusing on children. In keeping with its mission, the Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Foundation continues in its fourth year as the primary sponsor of the City of Sanibel Financial Assistance Program. This program assists parents and grandparents who live or work on Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Financial assistance is provided on a sliding fee scale to financially eligible parents and grandparents so that their children and grandchildren can attend the after school program, summer day camp, holiday programs and fun days in a safe, supervised environment at the City of Sanibel Recreation Center. In 2012 awards were made to 50 percent of all summer day campers. Currently, 35 percent of the children in the after school program receive financial assistance. Applicants must complete a detailed application with tax returns and other financial information to be eligible for financial assistance. The awards range from 10 to 80 percent of the program fee. The difference between the program fee and the award must be paid on an installment plan by the recipient. The Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis is proud to make its annual $10,000 grant to be used for a real treasure, the youth of the islands. Fundraising occurs throughout the year. All money received is given in awards. A New Years Eve party for the family is held each year beginning at 8 p.m. at the City of Sanibel Recreation Center to celebrate the community. Details of the event will be announced soon. Last year, 700 people attended the party. Kiwanis members acknowledging their donation To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213
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ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 9, 201216 Volunteers Tout Mission Behind Taste Of The Islandsby Jeff LysiakThe 31st annual Taste of the Islands, the premiere fundraiser for the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW), returns this Sunday, November 11 to Sanibel Community Park. Event hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the gate, with children 10 years and under admitted free. The event features cuisine from 20 restaurants located on Sanibel and Captiva, who will be serving some of their signature dishes and special tapas-sized portions. Nearly half of each restaurants proceeds, and 100 percent of event admission tickets, beverage sales and silent auction tents, will be donated to the mission of CROW saving wildlife through compassion, care and education. Because of events like Taste, theres a heightened awareness about CROW and their dedication to wildlife, said Diane Hertz, a member of the Taste of the Islands organizing committee. Coming to the Taste is one way that the local community can support the needs of the clinic and have fun. Melissa Congress, who is chairing the event for the third consecutive year, offered a huge amount of praise for her fellow committee members, stating that, Seeing it all come together is the most gratifying thing. When you realize how many people volunteer to work and put on an event of this size, and make it an enjoyable experience for everyone who attends, its just incredible, added Congress. This years Taste features two acclaimed local bands Rocker and Stolen Fruit along with face painting by Ms. Sylvia and specialty T-shirts (which incorporates this years Taste logo) designed by Dave Drotleff. The event also features a server competition coordinated by the City of Sanibels Recreation Department, which has become a favorite in recent years, with relay teams sprinting to deliver drinks without spilling. Another popular recent addition to the event is the silent auction, offering a diverse assortment of items from gift certificates to local restaurants, to fine jewelry, to vacation stays in nearby beach resorts, to a years social membership at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club, to personalized golf and tennis lessons. Hertz, who has been a Taste volunteer for more than 20 years, is eager to take part in this years fundraiser returning this weekend. What impresses me the most is the amount of people that come out from this community that are so dedicated to supporting CROW, she added. Islanders really believe in our mission. Participating restaurants include Baileys Sanibel Catering & Takeout, The Blue Giraffe, The Bubble Room, Chips Sanibel Steakhouse, Cips Place, Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille, George & Wendys Sanibel Seafood Grille, Gramma Dots, Island BBQ, The Jacaranda, Matzaluna, Old Captiva House at Tween Waters Inn, Over Easy Caf, Pinocchios Original Italian Ice Cream, Sanibel Deli & Coffee Factory, Sanibel Oasis Caf, Sanibel Fish House, Sea Star Caf, Timbers Restaurant & Fish Market and Traders Caf. For more information visit www.TasteSanibelCaptiva.com. Taste of the Islands committee members include, from left: Renny Severance, Gloria Hannan, Jan Van Holt, Melissa Congress, Regina Toops, Rob Lisenbee, Eric Lipka, Diane Hertz and Peter Savage. Not pictured: Chris Heidrick, Brian Murty and Jeff Molnar photo by Jeff Lysiak Crowds attending last years Taste of the Islands at Sanibel Community Park Tahitian Gardens, Sanibel 239-395-5353www.SynergySportswear.com 1628 Periwinkle Way 472-2893 Heart of the Islands, SanibelOpen Monday Saturday www.threecraftyladies.com Novelty Yarn Gifts Novelty Yarn GiftsMake It & Take It Bead Bracelet Every Thursday $4.75 Quilting Quilting Tropical Fabrics Tropical Fabrics Beads Beads Notions Notions Scrapbook Papers Scrapbook Papers Childrens Crafts Childrens Crafts Art Supplies Art Supplies Shell Crafts Shell Crafts Find us on Email your editorial copy to: firstname.lastname@example.org
17 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 9, 2012 Rotary Happenings submitted by Shirley JewellPermits, building codes, development, build-back, and redevelopment are just a few of the words used daily by employees at the City of Sanibel Planning and Code Enforcement office. Those words can cause anxiety and stress for a number of Sanibelians and commercial businesses, but the planning department serves our island well. Roy Gibson, senior city planner, and Scott Fulton, the newest Sanibel city planner, spoke at our Rotary meeting and gave us insight into the departments overall responsibilities. The foundation of their work responsibilities starts with the 1976 Sanibel Vision Statement, which provides direction for the future, and the Sanibel Plan, a comprehensive land use plan, adopted in 1974 (currently up for review). Sanibels primary planning goal, as stated in its charter, is to plan for the orderly future development of the island to ensure that the unique atmosphere and the unusual natural environment of the island be preserved. Gibson gave us figures to contemplate: population in 1975 was approximately 2,875, now 6,500; current dwellings approximately a 50-50 mix of single and multi-use, with a 75 percent increase in single family dwellings since 1975. There is around one percent growth on the island annually and most of that growth consists of units owned by non-residents. With growth continuing, it is imperative to maintain, update, and implement the Sanibel Plan. To do this, the department must: administer the land development code through education and enforcement; review and act on development and land use applications; provide professional and proactive planning services to city staff and residents; manage the redevelopment planning program; provide shortand longrange transportation planning; and manage public records. There is a myriad of other planning and decision making responsibilities that includes providing a natural hazard mitigation planning services in the event of an emergency. What the department faces now is the reality of a build-out of the island (now at approximately 93 percent). Gibson said, The housing stock is fairly young but we are facing redevelopment of island resorts, multi-unit buildings and ground level neighborhood future redevelopment. Rebuilding codes have been under review since Hurricane Charley, and maintaining the Sanibel Codes with fairness to property owners has brought ongoing discussion and concern at city hall meetings. Traffic patterns are also a concern with new businesses opening along Periwinkle Way. The idea of a city center is under review and the idea of a cultural entity as part of that area is before city council. Although it may seem like the planning and code enforcement department is sometimes discouraging growth and business on the island, the opposite may be true. It is using an approach of melding the needs of citizens and businesses along with growth of the island to preserve our natural beauty and resources. San-Cap Rotary Club is continuing our efforts through this year to raise money for the purchase of a shipping container full of wheelchairs for the Wheelchair Foundation with distribution points to areas in need throughout the world. 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ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 9, 201218 CROWs Holly Ball Is BackThe Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) announced the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company as the Master Sponsor of this years Holly Ball set for Sunday, December 9 at The Sanctuary Golf Club. For several years, in lieu of the Holly Ball, CROW held the Giving Tree event, an evening that featured Christmas trees and wreaths for the holidays. Last year, a few guests commented that it would be fun to bring back the Holly Ball, since most attendees had filled their homes up with trees over the five years of holding this type of event, said Steve Greenstein, executive director of CROW. One of the guests was Merrill Taylor, who now is coordinating the Holly Ball with her fellow new contingent of Holly Belles. For many years, the Holly Ball signaled the commencement of the season, it was a very special social event, hosted by The Holly Belles, on behalf of CROW. The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company was the Master Sponsor then and is privileged to once again sponsor this evening for CROW, said Sanibel Trust Company Founder, CEO and Co-chairman Al Hanser. The evening will feature a cocktail reception, specialty auctions, dinner and dancing. Tickets are $125 and additional table sponsorships are available. Email email@example.com or call 395-0048. Al Hanser, Sally Hanser, Nicole McHale, Melinda Graham, Vonnie Dressel, Merrill Taylor, Beth Kindt, Harriet Pattison and Terry Igo $ 8. 00 OFF ANY BOTTLE BOTTLE $ $ 25 OR MORE. 25 OR MORE. ALL EVENING. ALL EVENING.WINE WEDNESDAYS Present this ad and be seated before 5:30 p.m. and we will deduct $2.50 OFFEvery Adult Dinner Entree At MatzalunaNot valid on Wine Wednesday or with any other coupon. Expires 11/30/12 1200 Periwinkle Way (1/2 Mile west of the Causeway)472-1998 www.matzaluna.netFresh Seafood, Veal, Chicken, Pasta and Sanibels ONLY wood red pizzaServing 7 days from 4:30-9:30 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 Happy Birthday to Di Saggau November 14. We love you Mums! Happy Birthday Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
19 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 9, 2012 FISH HAPPENS! FISH HAPPENS!OPEN THANKSGIVING Celebrating 34 Years of Fresh FishServing 1pm 8pmComplete Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings $17 Prime Rib (while it lasts) $20Call for Reservation703 Tarpon Bay Rd 472-3128 Serving 5-9:30pm 7 DaysWi-Fi On The Deck! Football is Back, Back Back! Football is Back, Back Back! OPEN WEEKENDS 11:30amOPEN THANKSGIVING AT NOONTURKEY PLATE $13 PRIME RIB $15 HAPPY HOURS HAPPY HOURS 4-6 4-6 pm & 10pm-Close pm & 10pm-Close (Sat & Sun 11:30am-6pm MNF Kickoffclose)DOMESTIC BUCKETS $11 IMPORT BUCKETS $13FRIDAY NIGHT LOBSTAH SPECIAL!$19.00 while they last Oyster Samplers Nightly EARLY BIRDS EARLY BIRDS $13 $13 5-6 pm Nightly 5-6 pm Nightly Raw Bar Open on Friday & SaturdayHappy Hour and $1 Oysters from 4-6pm Now AcceptingThanksgiving Reservations Southwest Florida History ToursCaptiva Cruises newest expedition in its Discover Southwest Florida History tours will focus on the fishing cultures in Pine Island Sound; a story of fascinating characters and traditions. The cruise will depart from McCarthys Marina on Captiva on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. beginning November 20, and travel to Pineland on Pine Island. Get an up close look at historic fish houses of Pine Island Sound and hear about the areas diverse fishing cultures from the indigenous Calusa, to Spanish Cuban Ranchos, to the Punta Gorda Fish Company, to the spectacular tarpon and sport fishing of today. Passengers will be greeted at The Tarpon Lodge and oriented to this family run business and its storied tradition of fishing within Pine Island Sound and Charlotte Harbor. Take in the old Florida charm of the 1926 Tarpon Lodge, where lunch will be served overlooking Pine Island Sound and mangrove islands. After lunch, take a walk to The Randell Research Center (RRC). The RRC, a program of the Florida Museum of Natural History, aims to establish and maintain, at the internationally significant Pineland archeological and historical site, a permanent facility dedicated to learning and teaching the archeology, history and ecology of Southwest Florida. An RRC educator will guide the group on The Calusa Heritage Trail to one of the preColumbian mounds of the ancient Calusa while elaborating on this unique fishing culture. Captiva Cruises also offers cruises to Cabbage Key, Useppa Island, Boca Grande, The Edison & Ford Winter Estates, beach and shelling excursions to Cayo Costa State Park, sailing adventures, sunset cruises, and dolphin watch and wildlife adventures with The SanibelCaptiva Conservation Foundation. These are excellent opportunities for families and neighbors to get together and learn about the history of Southwest Florida, and spend a day out on the water. For more information and reservations call Captiva Cruises at 472-5300. Christmas Bird Count Volunteers NeededSanibel-Captiva Audubon will conduct its annual Christmas Bird Count on Saturday, December 15. The results of the local count will be forwarded to the National Audubon Society for inclusion in the 113th National Christmas Bird Count. More than 50,000 observers participate each year in this census of earlywinter bird populations. The results of their efforts are compiled into the longest running database in ornithology, representing over a century of unbroken data on trends of early-winter bird populations across the Americas. Simply put, the count is citizen science in action. Prior to the turn of the 20th century, people engaged in a holiday traditioncontinued on page 26 Santiva Calusa mound
20 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 9, 2012 ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEADS FACTORY TRAINED MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISERCourteous Professional Marine Repair Service Dockside Service Serving Sanibel & Captiva For Life472-3380 466-3344 Your Bottom Call on Paint PricesDave Doane NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEA D S FA C T O RY T R A I N E D MER C U RY MARINER JO HN SO N EVINR U D E S UZUKI YAMAHA O M C I/ O S MER C RU I S E R C ourteous Professional Marine Repair S erv i ce D oc k s i d e S erv i c e S ervin g S anibel & C aptiva For Li f e Y B t t Yo ur Botto m Yo ur B ot to m C Call on Paint Prices Call on Paint Prices Da v e D oa n e 1 Winter Pattern Brings Cold Fronts And Warm-Upsby Capt. Matt MitchellWeather conditions finally got back to normal toward the end of this week. Once the strong winds of the previous week laid down, we had our strongest cold front so far this fall. When conditions finally got better, it did not take long to catch on that things out on the water had changed that quickly to a wintertime pattern. This first real cold front of the year had dropped our water temperature 10 degrees-plus in roughly a 10-day period. For the first few days after the cold front passed, all the feeding birds and white bait that had been thick throughout the sound were gone. Now that the weather has become more stable, the big schools of shiners are just starting to reappear. Right on schedule, though, there is another cold front in the forecast for this week. This pattern will be the story of our winter fishing until the spring. Consistently catching fish the next few months will be all about being able to switch up tactics depending on the arrival and departure of our cold fronts. Fishing with an approaching cold front can produce awesome action. Then, once the front passes, action will drastically slow, then slowly improve as conditions warm every day until the next cold front. Being able to change up target species to such as sheepshead and black drum that are not so affected by the cold is also an option that will keep the rods bent. Most of my week, I used live shrimp due to the fact the whitebait had disappeared. During calmer days, it was shrimp under a popping cork rig out on the flats catching trout, mackerel, ladyfish and a few pompano. Action out on the threeto four-foot deep flats was nonstop with Red Light Shoal and the east side of Blind Pass rocks being very active. The majority of the trout we caught were on the small side of the 15-inch slot, but getting a limit was not tough if you stuck it out. When it was windy and cold, it was all about hunkering down in deeper sheltered channels and bouncing a live shrimp jig rig on the bottom to catch a mixed bag of species. This week brought the first black drum and sheepshead of the fall caught on my boat. This same shrimp jig rig also caught redfish up to 26 inches, and trout to 25 inches. The key to this fishing was finding a sheltered channel during the lower tide periods in the sixto eight-foot range. Roosevelt Channel and deeper mangrove shorelines in Tarpon Bay both were good areas to spend a few hours in less than perfect conditions. Limits of redfish were common this week despite the conditions A few days, I did manage to soak live pinfish on some favorite docks. During the last few hours of an outgoing tide, snook action was very consistent when you could find the right set-up, with the wind and tide moving in the same direction. Snook of all sizes were caught all over the bay though, both on shrimp and pinfish. Its great to see so many snook around after a tough few years for the species. The big snook this week measured 34 inches and was caught and released on a dock in the southern sound. This is first year that trout fishing in our area will not be closed in November and December. I never really did see the point of closing down trout fishing during these months as this is not the time our trout spawn. Trout is one of the most abundant species in our area and a great go-to for an easy meal during our winter fishing months. These next few months, as our waters clear, can be some of the best trout fishing of the year. 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 email@example.com. Send Us Your Fish TalesThe Island Sun would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org; or call Anne Mitchell at 395-1213. Between fronts, this 34-inch snook was caught this week with Capt. Matt Mitchell BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email email@example.com
21 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 9, 2012 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... Free Kids Fishing Derby Casts Off On CausewayKids of all ages who are able to hold their own fishing pole may participate in the free second annual Ding Darling Kids Fishing Derby, to be held on the Sanibel Causeway Islands Park (Island A) on Saturday, November 17. The JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge and the Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) are co-sponsors of the event. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on the causeway, and ages 15 and younger start fishing at 9 a.m. and finish at 11 a.m. Judges will record catches during the session. After the results are tallied, they will award winners in two age groups: 10 to 15, and 9 and younger. Based upon total inches of fish caught, the refuge will award first, second, and third place prizes, plus awards for the largest and smallest fish hooked, in both age categories. Participants should bring their own fishing poles, but a limited amount of loaner poles will be available. Tarpon Bay Explorers will be supplying the bait. Throughout the day, volunteers and staff will teach fishing skills and safe and ethical fishing practices and engage children in fish crafts. We had an exciting event last November in our inaugural year, said Ranger Becky Wolff, the refuges education specialist. We are so happy to be able to open this derby to all kids. The event is made possible also by support from the Sanibel Island Fishing Club and Lee County Parks & Recreation. For more information or to volunteer for Kids Fishing Derby, contact Wolff at Rebecca_Wolff@fws.gov or 472-1100 ext. 236. As a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, DDWS works to support JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuges mission of conservation, wildlife and habitat protection, research and public education through charitable donations and Refuge Nature Shop proceeds. To support DDWS and the refuge with a tax-deductible gift, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org or contact Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566, 472-1100 ext. 4 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Kids, get ready to reel in the big ones at the refuges free fishing derby 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" Shrimping Fleet Waterfront ToursDid you know that the Fort Myers Beach shrimping fleet is the largest commercial fishing fleet in the Gulf of Mexico? Shrimping, known as Pink Gold, contributes millions of dollars to the local economy. Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center offers a three-hour guided tour. The tour includes a 90-minute guided visit at the Science Center, including a history of the industry and area ecosystems with many exhibits. The tour continues with a visit to the commercial fishing industry docks, including Erickson & Jensen Supply House, Trico Shrimp loading dock and Beach Seafood. See how the boats are unloaded, the trawl doors are built, the shrimp nets are handsewn, the seafood is processed, and other important factors used in this unique industry. Bring your camera for a memorable experience. The cost for the tour is $15 per adult and $10 for children over 6 years of age. Reservations are required. Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center is a member supported organization. It is located at 718 Fishermans Wharf in Fort Myers Beach. Call 765-8101 or go to www.ostegobay. org for more information. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 9, 201222 Museum Kit Teaches Students About More Than Simply ShellsThe Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum offers a collection of seashells and a teachers guide for purchase by schools, childrens museums and similar educational organizations. A group of students from the Lehman Intermediate School in Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania (nicknamed Shell Kids) volunteered their time after school during the school year to work on identifying the shells, labeling them and creating a two-case display of bivalves and gastropods. They also researched information on the shells and prepared instructional materials and lesson plans to accompany the display. This was a tremendous opportunity for the students to learn much about seashells and also to see a project through from the unpacking, sorting, identification and organizational phases. They were the driving force behind the success of the project. The project was truly a joint venture: the museum generously supplied the collection, the students did all the work, the teacher built the cases and learned how to miter, the tech ed department cut and attached the plexiglass, the library staff offered space to set up the display and the schools principal, Mr. Dilliplane, obtained the collection for the school. The display the students created will be utilized by students and teachers in the school for years to come. A warm thank you letter and photograph came from teacher Linda Stein, Science Chairperson for the school. The Shell Collection Kit is designed to be part of the curricula for grades 4 through 8. When displayed, the collection takes up a space of approximately 3 feet x 4 feet. The Shell Collection Kit contains: a teachers guide; a students shell identification guide, Seashells of the World, A Golden Nature Guide; approximately 50 species of marine mollusks; and one set of shell identification labels. To learn more about the Shell Collection Kit, visit www.shellmuseum.org, contact Diane Thomas at email@example.com or call 395-2233. Pictured front to back is Darrian Carr, Brittney Bartek, Ellijah Brown, Reanna Kontur, Silvion Jackson and Ally Stangle Stacey Webb of Daytona Beach, pictured with the horse conch found on an earlier trip to Sanibel, found a true tulip on Castaways Beach while staying here on November 2. We come every year to shell, she said. Shells Found Stacey Webb Take the Finest Boater Education & Safety Course Available!Boating is fun... Well show you how! All Types of Boats Bonus Navigation Supplement Coast Guard Approved Prepares for State Licensing Reduces Boat Insurance PremiumsClasses will be held Saturdays on December 1, January 19, February 9 and March 23 at the Sanibel Public Library beginning at 9:00am. e library is located at 770 Dunlop Rd Sanibel, FL 33957. For further details or to register please call Jack Purse, Squadron Educational O cer at 239-233-7380. For online registration visit http:// www.usps.org/cgi-bin-nat/eddept/800/csc_show.cgi. For further information on our other course o erings please visit our website at http://www.usps.org/ localusps/sancap/education.shtml or scan the QR code with your smartphone. Across from CVS in Palm Ridge PlaceFREE DELIVERY TUE.SAT 4PM CLOSECALL AHEAD 472-2555~ OPEN ~ Mon. 7am-3pm Tues. Wed. & Thurs. 7am-8pm Fri & Sat. 7am-9pm Sun. Seasonal ONE LARGE ONE LARGE 16 CHEESE PIZZA 16 CHEESE PIZZA & & 10 10 WINGS WINGSVALID FROM 4-8PM PICK-UP ONLY. TOPPINGS EXTRA, $1 EACH. NOT VALID WITH OTHER COUPONS OR OFFERS. EXPIRES 11/30/12 $15.99COME IN AND TRY ONE OF OUR FAMOUS SANDWICHESWE SERVE BOARS HEAD MEAT! Sanibel Deli & Coffee Sanibel Deli & CoffeeF A C T O R Y NOW NOW SERVING SERVING SOFT SERVE SOFT SERVE FROZEN FROZEN YOGURT YOGURT & LOVE BOAT & LOVE BOAT ICE CREAM ICE CREAM
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ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 9, 201224 Sprankle Preens Cuckoo Decoy For AuctionIt served its time out in the field as a decoy to attract mangrove cuckoos. Now the carving by renowned island sculptor Jim Sprankle is getting an upgrade to a work of art that one lucky bidder will own next winter following the Cuckoo For Ding Trailgating Party on February 15, 2013 at JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel. Biologists used the cuckoo decoy as part of an ongoing groundbreaking mangrove cuckoo study at the refuge. It helped lure the elusive birds for radio-tagging so biologists can learn more about their range of travel and other habits. Mangrove cuckoos had never before been tagged. Sprankle is currently putting the final touches on his new and improved Mangrove Cuckoo sculpture for the fundraising event. He has been out in the field himself, researching mangrove leaves to add realistic touches to his work. Cuckoo for Ding, hosted by the Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS), will include a tent party with a trailgating theme, live music by islander Chris Coile, and other silent and live auction items. Proceeds will benefit the mangrove cuckoo research project plus other education and research programs at the refuge. Jims work typically fetches bids well into the four-figure range. Given its original use as a research tool in a study that is tagging Mangrove Cuckoos for the first time in history, his Mangrove Cuckoo piece is priceless, said DDWS executive director Birgie Vertesch. As a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, DDWS works to support J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuges mission of conservation, wildlife and habitat protection, research, and public education through charitable donations and Refuge Nature Shop proceeds. To support DDWS and the refuge with a tax-deductible gift, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org or contact Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Jim Sprankles original mangrove cuckoo decoy out in the field Bird sculptor Jim Sprankle researches mangrove leaves to add realism to his mangrove cuckoo sculpture 239.472.3010 or 239.472.1023 239.472.3010 or 239.472.1023 OPEN 7 DAYS 11:00 A.M. CLOSING OPEN 7 DAYS 11:00 A.M. CLOSING Take Out FREE Delivery Take Out FREE Delivery 2496 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel Island, Florida 2496 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel Island, Florida ISLAND BBQ Company Try One Try One Of Of Our Homemade Our Homemade Back Porch Pies Back Porch PiesWe Cater & Have Authentic Slow Roasted Family Style Meals!
25 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 9, 2012 Plant SmartCones And Pod IDby Gerri ReavesDid you ever run across a cone or seed pod and wonder what plant produced it? See if you can identify the ones pictured here. Helpful hints: Two of the plants are Florida natives and one wins beauty contests each spring. That cone resembling a fuzzy creature with numerous short tentacles belongs to southern magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora), a large stately tree better known for its large bowl-shaped creamy flowers than for the curious cones. Although a Florida native, in the southern part of the state, it is not nearly as widespread as its smaller relative, sweetbay magnolia (Magnolia virginiana). Notice that the remaining scarlet seeds are tethered by threads to the mature cone. Those fleshy seeds provide food for birds and other wildlife. The dark brown cones that look like theyve been through a flash fire belong to a plant known as a living fossil because it existed in the age of the dinosaurs. Coonties (Zamia pumila) foliage resembles that of a fern or palm, but it is a native cycad and more closely related to the pine. The plant is also called zamia. Both male and female plants produce woody cones, which split open and reveal fleshy orange-red seeds. Coontie is the only host plant for the atala hairstreak butterfly, so including it in your landscape can help bring that butterfly back from the brink of extinction. Be sure to obtain coontie from a native nursery, not from the wild. It is currently on the Florida Commercially Exploited Plant List, which prohibits its collection from the wild. The strap-like pods of the Royal Poinciana tree ( Delonix regia) named for M. de Poinci might make a mess on the ground, but most people would agree that the springtime show of spectacular redorange flowers justifies the extra yard work. The royal Poinciana is definitely one of South Floridas most popular and beautiful flowering trees. However, those seed pods are best collected and properly disposed of. While this native of Madagascar is not listed as invasive, the University of Floridas Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), warns that it has invasive potential in South Florida. Therefore, it should be used with caution in the landscape and not allowed to escape and propagate. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. A mysterious cone with seeds attached by threads photos by Gerri Reaves Gigantic pods that make a mess but propagate beauty Cones from a plant species that has existed since dinosaurs roamed the planet Lazy Flamingo, Inc. Lazy Flamingo, Inc. 6520-C Pine Avenue 6520-C Pine Avenue Sanibel, FL 33957 Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-5353 239-472-5353 Lazy Flamingo 3, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 3, Inc. 16501 Stringfellow Rd 16501 Stringfellow Rd Bokeelia, FL 33922 Bokeelia, FL 33922 239-283-5959 239-283-5959 Lazy Flamingo 2, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 2, Inc. 1036 Periwinkle Way 1036 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-6939 239-472-6939 Lazy Flamingo 4, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 4, Inc. 12951 McGregor Blvd. 12951 McGregor Blvd. Ft. Myers, FL 33919 Ft. Myers, FL 33919 239-476-9000 239-476-9000Four Great Locations! We have the NFL Ticket Package We have the NFL Ticket Package & the BIG TEN Network & the BIG TEN Network Corner of Periwinkle & Tarpon Bay Road in the Baileys Plaza GEORGE & WENDYS SEAFOOD GRILLE Lunch, Dinner & Late Night Menu Only All Day Happy Hour on the Island Outdoor Seating (239) 395-1263 for reservations or take-out Every Wednesday KaraokeLIVE ENTERTAINMENTFood & Drink Specials Chicago Bears & Buffalo Bills Fan Clubs Stone CrabsNow Available b s Get Ready for Some FootballFriday, Nov 9th Bill Metts Every Sunday 8pm Hospitality Nite / Free Pool g g Sunday BrunchBack for Season 9am-2pm Dont Miss it!!
26 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 9, 2012 From page 19Bird Countknown as the Christmas Side Hunt. They would choose sides and go into the field with their guns; whoever brought in the biggest pile of feathered (and furred) quarry won. Conservation was in its infancy around the turn of the century, and many observers and scientist were becoming concerned about declining bird populations. Beginning on Christmas Day 1900, ornithologist Frank Chapman, an early officer in the then budding Audubon Society, proposed a new holiday tradition, a Christmas bird census that would count birds in the holidays rather than hunt them. So began the Christmas Bird Count. Thanks to the inspiration of Frank M. Chapman and the enthusiasm of 27 dedicated birders, 25 Christmas Bird Counts were held that day. The locations ranged from Toronto, Ontario, to Pacific Grove, California with most counts in or near the populations centers in northeastern North America. Those original 27 counters tallied a total of 90 species on all the counts combined. Volunteers are needed for this years count. Birding skills are desirable but not necessary. If you would like to participate, yaddition information is available by calling 395-3804. Sanibel Fishing Club MeetingThis coming Tuesday, November 13, the Sanibel Island Fishing Club will be holding its first monthly meeting of the upcoming season. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the north room of The Community House, located at 2173 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. The featured speaker will begin his presentation at 7 p.m. sharp. There is no admission charge for the event and the angling public (especially offshore and deep sea anglers) is cordially invited to attend. This months featured speaker is Captain Bobby Birch of Fort Myers Beach. Captain Birch charters a 43-foot custom post sport fisherman that docks at the Getaway Marina off of San Carlos Blvd. on Fort Myers Beach. He has more than 35 years of offshore fishing experience catching amberjack, cobia, grouper, kings, shark, snapper and yellowtail. His charters include all day and half day trips as well as overnight, Keys and Dry Tortugas trips. The boat is powered by a Cummins diesel and comes complete with a restroom, refrigerator and galley. Captain Birch will share the numerous techniques he uses to haul in amberjacks, snapper and grouper including his choice of baits, rigs and tackle. He will also talk about the importance of anchoring, especially on many of the wrecks and artificial reefs that surround the islands. For more information about him, go to www. Bobbybcharters.com or call him directly at 239-229-0783. The name of his boat is the Bobby B. This presentation should be of particular interest to local anglers who focus primarily on offshore fishing and should not be missed. 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 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 catch photos or to explore our fish recipe section, visit www.sanibelslandfishingclub.com. A charter holding up some very large amberjack, with the biggest being more than 50 pounds in weight Lunch & Dinner 11 am 9:30 pm 239-472-0223 great food good timesLocated in the Forever Green Shops, Cips Place, is nestled in one of the islands most gorgeous landscape settings. Choose between our outdoor garden patio or front porch. Indoor seating and full bar are also available. We cant wait to See Ya at Cips!Jean Le Boeuf food PLACEIsland RestaurantFull Bar Happy Hour 4-6 pm Kids Menu Entertainment 2440 PALM RIDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 2440 PALM RIDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 The The NFL Ticket SPECIALS SPECIALS BEER & WINE BEER & WINE28 BEERS ON TAP! 28 BEERS ON TAP! voted voted best lunch best lunch on the island on the island 2012 2012 HOME OF THE STEEL CURTAIN PIZZA M M Reservations Required for All Cruises All Cruises(239)472-5300Cruises depart from beautiful Captiva Islandwww.captivacruises.com Call for departure timeTHE BEST WAY TO SEE THE ISLANDS IS FROM THE WATER 10 a.m. Island Cruise to Useppa Or Cabbage Key Adventure Sailing Cruises 4:00 p.m. Dolphin Watch Cruise Beach & Shelling Cruise Sunset Serenade Cruise with Island Musicians To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213
27 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 9, 2012Historical Tour To Israel With Dr. Ran Niehoff Planned By BIG ARTSBIG ARTS is offering a nine-day historical study tour of Israel in April. The trip will be led by Dr. Ran Niehoff, an ordained minister who served as senior minister at the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ from 1991 to 2008. The tour departs from Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) Friday, April 5 and returns to RSW Monday, April 15. Travel highlights include Galilee, the Dead Sea, Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Judea, Caesarea, the Rothschild Tombs and the Hinnom Valley. The all-inclusive nine-day, eight-night tour is $6,360 per person for double occupancy. Single occupancy is $7,230. Package includes all air travel and luxury motor coach transportation, boutique hotel accommodations, all meals, travel and evacuation insurance, and an Israeli guide. Registration and full payment deadline is Monday, December 10. Niehoff, who has led six study tours to Israel says, Our travels will take us through a variety of striking, sensual settings. Well stroll in the lush gardens surrounding the Rothschild Tombs perhaps the most moving secular site in this modern state. From its mile and a half high mountains to sumptuous beaches, from its vineyards and dairy farms to the sub-tropical Sea of Galilee, from barren deserts to the lowest point on earth (the shores of the Dead Sea), Israel holds within its borders the greatest contrast of elevation and eco-climates of any nation on earth. An ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, Niehoff retired on Sanibel in 2008 after 41 years of full-time parish ministry. He served congregations as pastor in West Seneca and Wellsville, New York; Marblehead, Massachusetts; and Sanibel. Niehoff graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a degree in philosophy before he entered divinity school at Eden Theological Seminary in Webster Groves to earn his masters and doctorate degrees. Subsequent sabbatical leaves took Dr. Niehoff to Europe to study at the Jerusalem Center for Biblical Studies in Israel, the American School for Classical Studies in Greece, the American School in Rome and Westminster College at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom. Before the trip, a short meeting will be scheduled for participants to become acquainted and ask questions. There is also a suggested reading list for this study tour. The tour will have 30 (and no more than 36) people; if the trip minimum of 30 is not met by December 10, there will be a full refund. For a detailed itinerary and more information, call BIG ARTS Center at 395-0900. More information is also available at www.BIGARTS.org. Palm Sunday at Basilica of The Nativity, Bethlehem photo by Beata Andonia MUSIC LESSONSJennifer ValiquettePrivate Instruction on Piano, Saxophone, & Flute Sanibel and Fort MyersPhone: 239-989-7799 Web: wwww.sanibelschoolofmusic.weebly.com follow us on Thur., 11.08.2012 Wed., 11.14.2012 save1001429Boulder RiverBaby Back Ribs 2 2 lb lb lb s s. Boars HeadClassic Chicken849649lb.1999ea.99lb. lb.Boars HeadWhite or Yellow American CheeseCrystalWater24/16.9 oz. Packs save.50lb. save100lb.In SeasonOrchidsAssorted VaritiesFreshOranges or Grapefruit399 done!dinner? save.70lb.
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Even the intuitive Crab could misread the signs. Get some solid facts before you act on your suspicions. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Your energy levels are high, allowing you to complete those unfinished tasks before you take on a new project. A social invitation could come from an unlikely source. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) You might think youre helping, but unless youre asked for a critique, dont give it. If you are asked, watch what you say. Your words should be helpful, not hurtful. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Your attempt at mediating disputes might meet some opposition at first. But once youre shown to be fair and impartial, resistance soon gives way to cooperation. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Go ahead. Reward yourself for helping settle a disturbing workplace situation. On another note: A personal relationship might be moving to a higher level. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A sudden change of heart by a colleague might create some momentary uncertainty. But stay with your original decision and, if necessary, defend it. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Rely on a combination of your sharp instincts along with some really intense information-gathering to help you make a possibly life-changing decision. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Instead of worrying if that new person in your life will stay or leave, spend all that energy on strengthening your relationship so it becomes walk-out resistant. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A sudden financial dry spell could reduce your cash flow almost to a trickle. But by conserving more and spending less, youll get through the crunch in good shape. BORN THIS WEEK: Your ability to keep secrets makes you the perfect confidante for friends, family and co-workers. On Nov. 12, 1864, Union Gen. William T. Sherman orders the business district of Atlanta destroyed before he embarks on his famous March to the Sea through Georgia to prevent the Confederates from recovering anything once the Yankees had abandoned it. On Nov. 16, 1901, a low-slung car called the Torpedo Racer -basically a square platform on bicycle wheels -breaks the world speed record for electric cars in Coney Island, N.Y., by going 1 mile down the straight dirt track in just 63 seconds. Thats about 57 mph. Today the world speed record for an electric vehicle is about 245 mph. On Nov. 14, 1914, in Constantinople, capital of the Ottoman Empire, the religious leader Sheikh-ul-Islam declares an Islamic holy war on behalf of the Ottoman government, urging his Muslim followers to take up arms against Britain, France, Russia, Serbia and Montenegro. On Nov. 15, 1943, Heinrich Himmler makes public an order that Gypsies are to be put on the same level as Jews and placed in concentration camps. Himmler was determined to prosecute Nazism racial policies, which dictated the elimination of all races deemed inferior and asocial. On Nov. 13, 1953, a member of the Indiana Textbook Commission calls for the removal of references to the book Robin Hood from textbooks used by the states schools. She claimed that Robin Hood was a communist because he robbed the rich and gave it to the poor. On Nov. 17, 1968, the Oakland Raiders score two touchdowns in nine seconds to beat the New York Jets -and no one sees it. In a debacle which would become known as Heidi Bowl, with just 65 seconds left to play, NBC broke away from the game to air its previously scheduled programming, the movie Heidi. On Nov. 18, 1987, a fire in a London subway station kills 30 commuters and injures scores of others. At the Kings Cross station in London, people began to smell smoke coming from beneath one of the stations escalators. It was later revealed that debris and grease had built up under the escalator. It was Scotsman Bertie Charles Forbes, journalist and founder of Forbes magazine, who made the following sage observation: There is more credit and satisfaction in being a first-rate truck driver than in being a tenth-rate executive. The prospectors of 1849 might not have realized it, but youre more likely to find a 5-carat diamond than a 1-ounce nugget of gold. You might be surprised -and, depending on your temperament, terrified -to learn that bats can fly at speeds up to 60 mph. Some can even reach altitudes of 10,000 feet. Coffee beans are actually seeds. The fruit of the coffee tree is called a cherry and are said to be delicious. They spoil too quickly to be marketed effectively, though, so only the seeds are used. Beverly Hills, Calif., is one of the most affluent areas of the country. It was not always such a posh locale, however; in 1920 the population was 674, and most of the land was given over to bean fields. All joking aside, those who study such things say that natural blondes tend to have more difficulty driving than those whose hair is of a darker hue -at night, anyway. The reason? Most natural blondes also have blue eyes, which arent as good as brown eyes at shielding out light. This means that blondes tend to be more easily blinded by the headlights of oncoming cars. When a professional football player retires, theres a 50-50 chance hell get divorced within a year. Everybody dreams. Those who claim that they never have dreams just dont remember them. Any frontal attack on ignorance is bound to fail, because the masses are always ready to defend their most precious possession -their ignorance. -Hendrik Willem van Loon THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
29 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 9, 2012 Birds Eye ViewIt Helps If You Can Speak The Languageby Mark Bird WestallLast week I explained why the ospreys on the island really dont like me very much. But I have enjoyed working with the birds. I am the happiest whenever I can observe the natural world around me and, hopefully, do something to further a sustainable co-existence between humans and the animals that share that world with us. And as I have mentioned before, I am a bit of a mimic. Let me hear some animal put out a sound or make a call and I cant help but try and imitate that sound. Over the years, I have learned to use the calls of whatever birds and animals we see on my canoe trips to minimize the likelihood that they will panic and flee as we approach. I think what happens is that the animal sees us approaching and a flight response is set off in the brain because our species is one of the most recognized, vicious predators on the planet; but if I talk to them in their own language, their brain interprets that sound as non-threatening and the desire to take flight is lessened somewhat. In other words, their brain is receiving conflicting data. When anyone receives information that does not reinforce previously gathered data, they hesitate taking action until more verifying data is collected. Anhingas are the birds I feel the most relieved about if I can keep them from trying to escape the canoes approach because they are very likely to just dive out of the trees into the water to make their escape. If I was on an evening trip and the temperatures were going to drop, say, into the 50s, the possibility of hypothermia for the bird was a serious concern of mine. But by speaking anhinga to the bird, I increased the odds that it will pull its wings back in and stare confusingly at the canoe as we go by and then settle down as we continue on the trip. I think it is wonderful for humans to go into the wilderness and commune with nature. But those of us that enjoy doing that need to realize that the animals think we are going there to kill them and we should take steps to try and minimize the threat of our appearance. I always say that I dont try to convince the birds that we are not predators. I figure that is a given. I try to convince the birds that we have already eaten; or as in the case of the anhingas, I try to confuse them a little, tricking them into not wasting their energy as we pass by. The animal language I speak the best, however, is osprey. And being able to speak their language has not only helped them a little, but also saved my scalp a time or two. Last week, I told you that I have been hit several times by irate osprey parents when I was intensively monitoring the birds back in the 1980s. But sometimes I could check the nest without even going up to observe it. Lets say the chicks were, at least two to three weeks old. I would stand off at a distance with a pair of binoculars and give the greeting call that the female tends to give when she sees the male coming home with a fish. Upon hearing my call, quite often, the chicks would stick their heads up thinking dinner was about to be served. Then, after I counted heads and was able to determine that everything was as it should be, I would give the alarm call and the chicks would lie back down into the bottom of the nest and play dead. That way, I could check on the status of the nest with minimal stress to the chicks, the parent ospreys, and most importantly to me, the back of my head! But the best story about me knowing how to speak osprey has to do with an osprey pair asking me to come help them many years ago along the SanibelCaptiva Road. I was on my way to Baileys one day, going past the Rhodes Tract of the refuge (across the street from the shell museum) and I heard an osprey pair giving the alarm call and being all upset. Now, usually, ospreys only give the alarm call when an eagle is in the area or a human is bothering them. I slowed the car down and saw no sign of an eagle, so I pulled over to park. The birds continued to be very upset, so I decided to explore further. Within about 30 feet of the bicycle path, hidden in the thick vegetation, I found a bicycle lying on its side. I quietly worked my way through the bush and found a photographer standing underneath the nest, trying to capture a shot of the very distraught and angry mother osprey returning to her nest. Because I was monitoring the ospreys, I knew that there were two, less than a week old, chicks in the nest; and it was a very hot day. Thats why the mother was so desperate to return to the nest. She knew the babies would not last long in the heat of the sun. But the photographer was insistent on getting the perfect shot.continued on page 33 ZAGAT ZAGAT.COM R ate d b y : Fish Tacos!
ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 9, 201230 SCCF Satellite Tracking A Critically Endangered Turtle Named RECON2by Dee Serage-Century, SCCFIn 1961, a now famous home video filmed in 1947 documented 40,000 Kemps Ridley females nesting simultaneously in a single day at Rancho Nuevo, Mexico. This mass synchronized nesting called an arribada was unknown by scientists until that time. By 1966, the Kemps Ridley nests on the Mexican beaches were protected from the heavy human exploitation that had reduced their hatchling numbers, but only 2,000 females nested that year. In 1985 only 702 nests were found. Accidental capture of turtles by shrimp trawls were identified as the major source of adult turtle mortality and in 1994, legislation passed requiring the use of turtle excluder devices (TEDs) on all shrimp boats in U.S. and Mexican waters. Thanks to these conservation efforts, the Kemps Ridley is back from the brink of extinction and 21,144 nests were documented in 2009. The Kemps Ridley sea turtle seldom nests on local beaches but a large juvenile population spends close to nine years feasting on spider crabs in Pine Island Sound and Charlotte Harbor before going off to join the adult mating population with the arribada nesting happening from the south Texas coast to Veracruz, Mexico. Protecting the health and water quality of our local estuary protects this critically endangered species of turtle. In celebration of 20 years of sea turtle monitoring, SCCF became a sponsor this summer for Kemps Ridley research being conducted by Mote Marine Laboratory and the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. More than 400 Kemps Ridley turtle sightings or captures have been recorded in Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound. Sub-adult Kemps are the dominate sea turtle species in our back bay waters. On September 21, a Kemps Ridley named RECON was fitted with a satellite transmitter by researchers Dr. Tony Tucker of Mote Marine and Jeffery Schmid of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. With SCCF staff in tow, RECON was released back into Pine Island Sound and daily transmissions of RECONs whereabouts were received for only a month.thats science for you. On October 26, RECON2 was released and at writing time has cruised out Blind Pass and is just off the Sanibel beaches. Did RECON2 leave the back bay because water temperature dropped? Did the water releases from Lake Okeechobee reduce salinity levels too much? Maybe Recon is following the food are the spider crabs moving? You can track the daily movements of RECON2 on the SCCF website (www. SCCF.org). Just click the RECON2 link. While you at the SCCF website, check out the hourly water quality data from the RECON sensors, the namesake for RECON2. The next Turtle Tracks program held at SCCF is on Thursday, November 15 beginning at 10 a.m. Call 472-2329 for more information. Kemps Ridley in summer 2011 RECON2 release of a sea turtle Kemps Ridley sea turtle arribada, also known as synchronized nesting Groceries Dairy Products Produce Suntan Lotion Health and Beauty Aids ATM Imported and Domestic Beer & Wine Postcards Books Greeting Cards Liquor Cocktail Mixers Andys Island Seafood Mobile Market Tues & Thurs 10AM 2PM Open 7 days a week Sun Thurs 8AM -6PM Fri & Sat 8AM 8PM Serving Captiva Since 1940 THIS WEEKS FEATURES 11500 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva472-2374Dos Estacas Malbec Reserv$12.95 1.75 Liter(Reg. $18.95) Santa Marina Pinot Grigio$8.95 750 mL(Reg. $12.95) Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email email@example.com
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ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 9, 201232 BIG ARTS Awards Artists At Reception For Juried World Of Fashion ExhibitAn artist reception and awards presentation was held in BIG ARTS Phillips Gallery on November 2 for the World of Fashion exhibit, which contains a variety of media featuring images of the world of fashion and its influence on contemporary life. BIG ARTS Phillips Gallery, located at 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel, is open Monday through Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. World of Fashion will be open through Saturday, December 1. All works are for sale. Designer and textile artist Aida Bukovica judged the artwork in the exhibit. The exhibits first place winner is Bea Pappas for Hoodie. Second place went to Deborah Butler for Made In China. The third place winner is Anita Marshall for Boys Just Wanna Have Fun. Judges Merit Awards went to James Bird and Mary KeoghStringer. Honorable Mention was given to Susanne Brown, Stephen Bufter, Lia Galletti and Diane Olsson. Phillips Gallery Patron Sponsor FineMark National Bank & Trust. For additional information about this exhibit, BIG ARTS events and membership, or to sign up for workshops, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel; call 395-0900; e-mail info@ BIGARTS.org; or log on to www. BIGARTS.org. Anita Force Marshall, Deborah Butler and Bea Pappas Phil and Diane Olsson Pauline Healy and Sherri Collier Fashionista by James Bird Madmen by Mary Keogh-Stringer Italian & Mediterranean Cuisine Casual Beachfront Dining Open for Dinner From 5 p.m. until Late With Live Entertainment Wed., November 14 Prime Rib & Prime Jazz featuring Father Al & the Jazz Congregation with Paul Ventura aka Mr. Swing 3111 West Gulf Drive Sanibel, FL 33957 Call (239)472-4559 or visit www.TraditionsOnTheBeach.com Specializing in weddings, private parties and corporate events 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
33 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 9, 2012Orchid Society MeetingMounting and Repotting Your Orchids will be the topic of the Monday, November 19 meeting of the Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society. The program will be presented by Mickey Carnell, co-owner of Blue Pagoda Orchids in Englewood. The meeting will take place at 1:30 p.m. at St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 2304 Periwinkle Way. Orchid novices are encouraged to come to the meeting at 1 p.m. to hear a member of the society talk about Orchid Water Chemistry. Participants are encouraged to come early to purchase orchids or to do so during intermission. Anyone with questions or an ill orchid that needs diagnosis can bring their plants to the meeting during 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 can enter in the monthly orchid raffle. Society membership is $20 which covers the October through May meetings. Guests are $4. We Proudly Brew 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, Fl 33957 Ph: 239.472.0606 www.SanibelIslandCow.com 395 7 7 P P P P P h h h h: h: 2 2 2 2 2 39 39 39 39 4 4 72 0606wwwSanibelIslandCowcom aij amandasislandjewelswww. .com amandasislandjewelsAmandas Island JewelsAvailable Here & Onlinewww.AmandasIslandJewels.com Tropical Outdoor Patio Seating Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow with our Famous Stone Crabs1/2 lb & 1 lb. quantities Appetizers & Full Dinners Best Prices On The Planet Fun "new" Moo Wear for all ages Come Try our Come Try our NEW NEW Cowlicious Cowlicious Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials Sanibels Most Award Winning RestaurantServing Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week. Snacks In-between Live Music! Outdoor Seating LIVE LIVE MUSIC MUSIC s s Always Fresh ...Always! way s! w w Always Fresh ...Always Fun! Servin A ..Always From page 29Birds Eye ViewNow, believe it or not, Ive mellowed a lot in my later years; but back in those days I could be a little bit more expressive with my feelings. So I snuck up behind this fellow and proceeded to verbally unload on him. I pointed out to him the obvious problems of the heat on the chicks and told him that if those chicks died because of his insensitivity, there would be you-know-what to pay. He immediately began to apologize profusely and started to retreat with me back towards the road and his bicycle. As we were walking back through the bush, he asked me how I knew that he was even back there. He had thought that his bike was hidden appropriately enough to not be discovered in his covert activity. I really freaked him out when I told him, Well, I was driving down the road and the ospreys TOLD ME you were in there harassing them! He just looked at me quizzically and let out a weak, nervous laugh. There is an old Native American saying that, The problem with the white man is that he doesnt know how to listen to the Earth. The planet is talking to us all the time. All we have to do is listen. A former city council member and mayor, Mark Bird Westall has owned and operated Canoe Adventures, Inc. on Sanibel for over 33 years. Visit www.canoewithbirdwestall.com for more information. Tank Talks At SCCFOn Tuesday, November 13 at 10 a.m. a Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation biologist for Tank Talks in the nature center. The SCCF Nature Center has educational ambassadors living in tanks. There is Indie the endangered indigo snake, Jewel the diamond back terrapin, Happy the Florida snapping turtle, Salty the mangrove water snake, plus baby box turtles and critters in the touch tank. Visitors can take a guided tour to learn about these living ambassadors, many of which are SCCF research subjects. Cost of the talk is $5, free for members and children. SCCF is located at 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Call 472-2329 for more information. Happy the Florida snapping turtle To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213
ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 9, 201234 Fall Workshops In iPhone, Pottery And Papier-MchEnrollment has started for upcoming workshops at BIG ARTS. Full workshop schedules are available online at www.BIGARTS.org or by contacting the main BIG ARTS office at 395-0900. iPhone Basics with Gerard Damiano is Monday, November 12 from 9 a.m. to noon iPhoto for iPad (Part 2) with Gerard Damiano is Monday, November 12 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Entertaining Apps with Gerard Damiano is Tuesday, November 13 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. iPad Basics with Gerard Damiano is Tuesday, November 13 from 9 a.m. to noon iPad: Latest Trends with Gerard Damiano is Wednesday, November 14 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Whats New in iOS6 with Gerard Damiano is Wednesday, November 14 from 9 a.m. to noon Cloud Computing with Gerard Damiano is Thursday, November 15 from 9 a.m. to noon Technology: Connect Face To Face with Gerard Damiano is Thursday, November 15 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Women Discussing with Shareen Groce begins Thursday, November 15 from meets Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon Create Art on Your iPhone with Gerard Damiano is Friday, November 16 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Searching with Google with Gerard Damiano is Friday, November 16 from 9 a.m. to noon Intermediate Tap II with Bobby Logue begins November 16, meets Fridays from 9 to 10:30 a.m. World Drama: To View, Read & Discuss with Norm Nichols begins November 16, meets Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon Enhancing Creativity Through Health, Mediation & Art with Annette Brandes is Saturday, November 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Intermediate Tap I with Bobby Logue starts November 20, meets Tuesdays from noon to 1:30 p.m. Pottery: Intermediate Wheel Throwing with Joe Koch starts November 28, meets Wednesdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Torn Strip Papier-Mch Sculpture with Jerry Churchill is Friday, November 30 and Saturday, December 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (must register by November 26) Open Studio: Life Drawing, NonInstructed with Carol Rosenberg starts November 30, meets Fridays from 9:15 to 11:45 a.m. Open Studio: Life Drawing, NonInstructed with Carol Rosenberg starts November 30, meets Fridays from 12:15 to 2:45 p.m. Individual flute, piano and saxophone lessons with Jennifer Valiquette are available for children and adult students. Community Chorus practice is Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at BIG ARTS. The Community Band rehearses Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at St. Michael & All Angels Church. No auditions are required for the Band and Chorus, and all are welcome to join. There are many new classes offered at BIG ARTS this season, including African dance and African drumming, Writing for Theater, Weaving, Creating Sculpture with Basket-making Techniques, Guided Improv Dance, Italian for Travelers and Applied Drawing Basics. BIG ARTS Workshops are sponsored by Sony Corporation of America. There is a 20 percent discount on workshops for BIG ARTS members. Contact BIG ARTS office or website for class locations. For further information about workshops, classes and events at BIG ARTS, or to become a member, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel, call 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. Jerry Churchill with a papier-mch sculpture iPad mini Life Drawing ClassFrom page 1Beckys New Carwealthy mans attention, Becky goes along for the ride on a journey of comic twists and turns as she test-drives a new life. Beckys New Car has a unique backstory of how the play was brought to life. Seattle realtor Charles Staadecker met a woman who had commissioned a tuba concerto from the Seattle Symphony in memory of her husband. Staadecker was looking for a memorable gift to give his theater-loving wife Benita for her 60th birthday, so he brought the idea to A Contemporary Theatre (ACT), where Benita Staadecker was a trustee. ACT worked with award-winning playwright Steven Dietz to create the play, which premiered at ACT in 2008. Dietz said he was inspired by the idea of a regular person having a double life. The Staadeckers were pleased with the result of their commission, and went on to travel with the show, speaking to audiences to encourage people to support the arts. In 2009, Beckys New Car was one of six finalists for the Steinberg New Play Award given by the American Theatre Critics Association. Lauren Drexler reprises her role as Becky Foster in Beckys New Car, with the role of Beckys husband now being played by Scott Carpenter. Scott Thompson, Jordan Wilson, Martin Hastings and Nancy Antonio return to the cast, with the role of the Fosters daughter being played by Brittany Albury. Performances are at 8 p.m. November 13 17, 19, and 20; and at 4 p.m. for a matine November 18. Tickets are $28, children 17 and under are $15. Beckys New Car is supported by Herb Strauss Theater Season Sponsor The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company and Show Sponsor Linda and John Kramer. BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater is located at 2200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Groups of 10 or more are eligible for group discount rates for all shows, with prices ranging from $25 to $36 per ticket. Groups of 50 or more receive a greater discounted ticket price. Call Jason Boeckman at (239) 4729700, Ext. 308 for group discount rates for each show. Additional matine performances may also be added at the special request of groups with large numbers. Details about the upcoming season as well as general information about all venues, can be found online at www. BIGARTS.org. For more information about BIG ARTS events, membership and workshops call 395-0900, e-mail info@ BIGARTS.org, or visit www.BIGARTS. org. BIG ARTS is located at 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. www.captivaholidayvillage.comShare your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or firstname.lastname@example.org
35 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 9, 2012 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, $29.95. Friday Special: Fish Fry, $17.95. Sunday Special: Barbeque, $17.95. Monday & Thursday: Captiva Crab Races Music Friday-Saturday: The Sand Fleas 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. Honky-Tonk Saturday NightCowboys and cowgirls, gather round for the Honky-Tonk House Party at The Community House Saturday night, November 10, from 7 to 10 p.m. The party will feature country music provided by popular DJ and radio personality Gentry Thomas. There will be a mechanical bull, two line dance instructors, a poker tournament you can buy into, and southwestern style snacks. A country-good time will be provided thanks to island sponsors, Joe Meek and Marge Meek, Rosier Insurance; Billys Rentals, Billys Bike Shop; Art and Sandi Corace of RE/MAX of the Islands; and Michael Kelly. FISH will be the nonprofit partner for this party so bring a canned food item or two for the pantry. Tasty vittles will be served tapas style, provided by Lazy Flamingo and The Island Cow. You can grab your fixins, a special red beer, and wander around among friends. Alcoholic beverages will be available by donation. Admission is $20 per person for this event, or $80 for the remainder of the House Party series (series buyers will receive four free drink tickets). Contact The Community House at 472-2155 to get your tickets. For more information or to be a Sanibel Community Association (SCA) sponsor, visit online at www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net or call 472-2155. The Sanibel Community Association is a 501(c)3 organization which relies solely on donations, rentals and fundraisers to keep the house open for all. Art League Kicks Off Season With Watercolor DemoThe Sanibel-Captiva Art Leagues first general meeting of the 2012-2013 season will be on Thursday, November 15 at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way. Refreshments will be served at 1 p.m., prior to the 1:30 artist demonstration. There is no admission fee. Popular watercolor and oil painter Neil Walling will be the guest speaker and wil present a watercolor demonstration immediately following the meeting. Walling will begin and complete a watercolor painting in the demo. Walling is an award winning painter who resides in Bonita Beach. He received training in painting and illustration and a degree in industrial design at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. He then worked several years in the design department of Chrysler, retiring in 1999 in order to spend more time painting. He has won many awards, including Best of Show last year in the local plein air competition, Paint the Beach, and Best of Show at the San-Cap Art League open show at BIG ARTS in 2010. He also took second place in a national plein air competition in Michigan last year. This season, he is leading a group of plein air painters to Limoux, France. He has published a book of photographs and paintings called Leelanau: The Road less Traveled. Walling offers workshops during season at The Fort Myers Beach Art Association. The Sanibel-Captiva Art League provides the community with a program of speakers, art workshops, demonstrations, weekly plein air outings, and studio painting at BIG ARTS. Fine art shows and exhibits are planned for the coming season at Big Arts and the Sanibel Public Library. Last Springs popular Clothesline Sale will be repeated at The Community House. League meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month from November through April. For information visit www.sancapart.com. Line dancing instructors will be there
ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 9, 201236 Caloosahatchee Oxbow And Riverlore Cruises ReturnJoin SCCF for a riverboat adventure on the Oxbow and Riverlore Cruise to experience the historical Caloosahatchee on November 30, the Friday after Thanksgiving. This guided monthly cruise explores the meanders of the historic upriver Caloosahatchee. Follow the river back to a time when a waterfall served as the headwaters of the Caloosahatchee and settlers braved living amongst the wilderness. The 2.5 hour adventure begins by locking through the W.P. Franklin Lock in Olga. Heading east toward Alva, enter the historic bends of the river and revisit the activities of the pioneers who traveled the same river to find paradise. Stories of the settlements and their adventures are blended with an understanding of the rivers oxbows, the wild creatures that call it home and the challenges the river faces. The tour is guided by Rae Ann Wessel, a river researcher, long-time river advocate, historian and SCCF (Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation) Natural Resource Policy Director. The vessel is the stable and spacious 47-passenger Manatee Rover pontoon boat that features daily Manatee tours. All seats have a great view for photographs and bird watching. Cruises depart at 1 p.m. from the W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam off SR 80 in Olga. Cruise dates in 2012 are: Friday, November 23; Sunday December 9; and the following Sundays in 2013: January 27, February 10, March 10, April 14, and Mothers Day, May 12. Cruises depart at 1 p.m. and return by 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 per person, with payment due at time of reservation. Also needed are the names of all passengers at the time of reservation. Call SCCF at 472-2329 and note that reservations must be made by Tuesday, November 27 for the November 30 cruise. Space is limited. Telegraph CreekFrom page 1Marvelous Manatees ExhibitCoast Inland Navigation District (WCIND) to build the hands-on exhibit. It features suspended models of a lifesized manatee and her calf, interpretive signage, and a number of hands-on activities including a CSI-type forensic area similar to what the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service uses. Charitable gifts to DDWS from the McCabe and Vanderbilt families made it possible to have the skeleton of a local manatee articulated and installed. The grant from the WCIND will significantly upgrade the exhibit, which will be accessible free-of-charge to Education Center visitors. Our mission at the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge is conservation, wildlife and habitat protection, research, and education said refuge manager Paul Tritaik. Education-wise, this exhibit will teach the tens of thousands visitors each year to the Education Center about anatomy, bones, and specimen study, as well as issues facing the survival of the manatee as a species. Following the unveiling, a naturalist from Tarpon Bay Explorers (TBE), the refuges official recreation concession, will give a free manatee lecture in the Education Center Auditorium. The unveiling kicks off a week of special discounts at TBE and in the Refuge Nature Store. Visitors can receive a 25 percent discount on TBEs 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Nature and Sea Life Cruises and 9 a.m. Stand-Up Paddleboarding Tours daily during that time frame. Tours often spot manatees in the bay this time of year. At 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday and Friday of that week, TBE will host free Manatees Deck Talks. The Refuge Nature Store and TBE gift shops will be offering 10 percent discounts on manatee books, toys and other related gifts. Our hope is that people will learn about the manatee, fall in love with the special creature, and want to protect it, said DDWS executive director Birgie Vertesch. This is very exciting, and we are honored the WCIND chose to support this important conservation project. As a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, DDWS works to support J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuges mission of conservation, wildlife and habitat protection, research, and public education through charitable donations and Refuge Nature Shop proceeds. To support DDWS and the refuge with a tax-deductible gift, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org or contact Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566, 472-1100 ext. 4 or email@example.com. Bromeliad SaleThe Caloosahatchee Bromeliad Societys annual bromeliad plant sale at Terry Park will be held Saturday and Sunday, December 1 and 2. Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The sale will feature a spectacular display of bromeliads from around the world in all sizes, colors and shapes. There will be old favorites along with the rare and unusual. There is no charge for parking or admission. Terry Park is at 3410 Palm Beach Boulevard in Fort Myers. For more information call 694-4738. Coyote And Bear Tales At SCCFOn Wednesday, November 14, come to the SCCF Nature Center and learn about two newcomer species to the islands. A coyote and a Florida black bear were documented on the island for the first time in the winter of 2011. Come and learn about the behaviors of these two new species and how to live with them. Coyotes have now moved into every county in Florida. Both human and bear populations are growing in Florida. The island black bear was recently relocated to a new territory and then needed to be relocated again. There is a family of coyotes that islanders will here again this winter season when the snowbirds arrive and the song dogs sing in response to sirens. Admission to SCCFs Coyote and Bear Tales program is free to children and members or $5 for adults. The presentation starts at 10 a.m. The SCCF Nature Center is located at 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road on Sanibel. Call 472-2329 for more information. An adolescent coyote with an adult 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, Mussels Marinara, Chicken WingsSanibels Best HAPPY HOUR4 7 p.m. Nightly in the lounge1/2 Price DrinksCall & Well Liquor, Draft Beer Selections, Select House Wine
37 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 9, 2012 Artist Offers Painting Class At The Community HouseLocal artist Sissi Janku is back on Sanibel. She is well known on the island for her bright and lively tropical paintings that are on display in her studio and in Island Style Gallery. Janku will be teaching a weekly art class at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. During her last two exciting years in China, she has been teaching art classes to artloving expats from all over the world and at Concordia International/American School in Shanghai. In a relaxed and casual atmosphere, students will learn the basic artistic concepts of line, color, perspective, light, form, composition, color theory, etc. The students will develop simple creative techniques that will result in exhilarating and interesting ways to express their artistic ideas, while developing their individuality and painting technique. Her preferred media is acrylics, because of its versatility. All materials will be provided. Each session will be three hours of glorious enjoyment and artistic creation. Classes will be held on Wednesdays from noon to 3 p.m. starting November 28. For more information or class registration, visit www.sissijanku.com or call Sissi Janku at 321-282-6332. To become an SCA sponsor, visit www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net or call 472-2155. Sissi Janku in her studioBIG ARTS Chorus Has Blossomedby Susan AndrewsI joined the BIG ARTS Community Chorus shortly after moving here in early 1992. It began I think when a couple of the local church choirs especially enjoyed working together with one of their music directors. As I recall, Laverne Phillips and Marj Nordstrom from Sanibel Community Church were instrumental in getting it off the ground. Chorus started with just a handful of singers and, unfortunately, we only worked with that first director a season or so. Everyone enjoyed it so much though, that when he decided to move on, Laverne convinced Marj to take over and lead us. We probably grew to about 30 singers during the year that Marj was our director. She also was directing the Bell Choir at the church at the same time, so one season, the bell ringers joined us in a performance, also for one at Periwinkle Place for Luminary. I remember we threw faux snow to get us in the spirit! Laverne was our accompanist back then and for many years. 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Reg. $29.99 SALE $25.99THEYour One-Stop for WINE SPIRITS LIQUEURS CIGARS GIFT ITEMS YourOne-Stopfor GROG SHOP Cabaret Duo To Entertain With Songs Of Musical FamiliesBIG ARTS on Sanibel presents a special Thanksgiving weekend performance by Beckie Menzie and Tom Michael, celebrating famous singing families in their All in the Musical Family show. The concert begins at 8 p.m. Saturday, November 24. BIG ARTS Pop and Jazz seasons lineup also includes singer songwriter Tom Rush (January 12); Kathy Kosins in A Toast to the Ladies of Cool (January 26); The Glenn Miller Orchestra (February 2); Corky Siegels Chamber Blues (February 16); Fred Hersch Jazz Trio (March 8); Cinema Toast: Celebrating The Music of the Movies (March 15); and Wendy Webb at the Herb Strauss Theater (April 1). All shows begin at 8 p.m. at BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall, 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel, with the exception of Wendy Webb, who will perform at the Herb Strauss Theater. BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater is located at 2200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Celebrated Chicago concert artists Menzie and Michael perform the most popular and timeless music of famous singing families, including The Carpenters, The Andrews Sisters, The Jacksons, The Judds, Steve and Eydie, The Bee Gees, and John and Bonnie Raitt. But the fun doesnt stop there. Menzie and Michael plan to make it a full family affair as they poke fun at societys obsession with celebrity families by inviting some of these characters into the fold as well. Menzie and Michael have appeared at The Auditorium Theatre, Park West, The Pritzker Stage at Millennium Park, The Metropolis, The Empire Room and Maxims. They have also been featured at numerous Chicago Humanities Festival ASCAP concerts. Their imaginative musical twists on jazz favorites, standards, contemporary pop, Broadway show tunes and film gems have won them audience and critical acclaim around the globe. The pair has also recently appeared at New Yorks Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and Town Hall, and has been included in New Yorks Cabaret Scenes Magazines Top Ten Cabaret Acts for five consecutive years. The duo also won After Darks 2007 Cabaret Artists of the Year Award and have released a successful CD together titled Better Two-gether. The Chicago Tribune says Menzie and Michael are one of the most compelling duos in cabaret, and Rick Kogan of WGN radio says they are among the best performers in Chicago. General seating is $37, loge is $42, students are $15. BIG ARTS is now offering online ticket sales for single event tickets as well as series and subscription tickets, at www.BIGARTS.org. All in the Musical Family Grand Patron Sponsor is West Wind Inn and Sponsor BIG ARTS Angels. Tickets are available at BIG ARTS Marks Box Office, 900 Dunlop Road, by calling 395-0900, and at the Herb Strauss Theater, 2200 Periwinkle Way, phone 472-6862. Tom Michael and Beckie Menzie Symphony Offers Masterworks 1The Southwest Florida Symphony season opens with a performance of Masterworks 1 on Saturday, November 17 at 8 p.m. at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. The program includes Strauss Roses from the South, Schuberts Incidental Music from Rosamunde with the Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida, Chopins Grande Polonaise featuring Priscila Navarro, winner of the 2012 Jillian Prescott Music Awards Competition, and Strauss Der Rosenkavalier Suite. The Symphonys newly appointed artistic advisor, Leif Bjaland, will lead the orchestra in works by Johann Strauss II, Schubert, Chopin and Richard Strauss. From a grand Viennese ballroom to the stage of the concert hall, the opening concert program is a celebration of the dance. Imagine gliding to a popular waltz by The Waltz King, enjoy an exciting polonaise for piano and orchestra by the great master of romantic piano music, savor the beautiful melodies of ballet music and choruses by Schubert and marvel at the virtuosity of the entire orchestra as they approach hyper-waltz-mode in Der Rosenkavalier Suite. Maestro Bjaland will present an informative pre-concert lecture in the Hall from 7 to 7:30 p.m. This program is an ebullient celebration of the dance with works that have as a common theme, the transformation of dance pieces to concert music. The 19th century composer Johann Strauss II, known as The Waltz King, composed over 500 waltzes, polkas and other types of dance music. The waltz and the Strauss family are virtually inseparable. Strauss waltzes generally follow a pattern of an introduction, a medley of five waltzes and a coda. Roses from the South uses themes from the composers 1880 operetta, The Queens Handkerchief. The composer Richard Strauss (no relation to Johann) is known for his operas and tone poems. Der Rosenkavalier Suite is drawn from the comic opera first performed in 1911. The Conductor Artur Rodzinski is traditionally credited as arranger of the suite, first performed under his direction, in 1944. The suite begins with the operas orchestral prelude, followed by tender music depicting the appearance of the Rosenkavalier. The violins introduce the first waltz which is followed by the whole orchestra in waltz mode! The piece requires true virtuosity from the orchestra. Chopin composed the Grande Polonaise in 1830-31. He added the Andante Spianato as an introduction in 1834. The polonaise is a moderately slow dance of Polish origin in 3/4 time. Schubert composed incidental music to Rosamunde in 1823 for a play. While the play was a failure and has been lost, the music remains as among Schuberts most famous works. It contains ballet music, several choruses and several entractes. Like most works by Schubert, the music contains beautiful melodies. Subscriptions for the five-concert Masterworks Series start at $82. The three concert Pops series subscription prices are $49 and up. Flex packages of three, six and eight concert tickets are available for patrons who prefer flexibility in their attendance. You will receive vouchers that can be redeemed for any series concert throughout the season (Does not include Shell Point or Sanibel.) Single ticket prices start at $18 and are now on sale. To order tickets, call the Southwest Florida Symphony Box Office at 418-0996 or visit www.swflso.org for more information. Tickets are also available online.
2012 Buddy Walk At South Seas Members of a local softball team helped lead the Buddy Walk procession on Saturday photos by Ken Rasi and Susen Berg More than 200 people of all ages came out to take part in the Buddy Walk on Captiva Buddy Walk participants John and Bentin of Cape Coral Some of the participants in Saturdays 4th annual South Seas Buddy Walk Angel and her parents joined in the Buddy Walk The 4th annual South Seas Buddy Walk was held on November 3 on Captiva. Here, participants get ready for the mile-long walk with a warm-up dance39 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 9, 2012
ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 9, 201240 Third Graders Get Free DictionariesMembers of the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club hosted Dictionary Day on November 2 at The Sanibel School. Each year, every third grade student in Lee County receives a free dictionary. This year, Rotary District #6960 distributed 10,932 books. The reason for the District Dictionary Project is to honor Rotary Internationals commitment toward encouraging the full potential of literacy around the globe. Even in the age of computers, the dictionary is still a valued hard-copy possession. Patty Holstons third grade class poses for a picture with their new dictionaries Emily Ann Kletzen of the Rotary Club of Sanibel-Captiva Rotarian John Carney hands out dictionaries to third graders Barbara Ann Ellis of the Rotary Club of Sanibel-Captiva School principal Barbara Von Harten Students were encouraged to write their names inside their books photos by Ken Rasi
41 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 9, 2012 Rotarians visited two third grade classrooms last Friday morning. Here, Emily Wells class poses for a picture with the Sanibel -Captiva Rotary Club members From page 37BIG ARTS Chorusof fun. One Christmas season, we performed during The Edison & Ford Estates Holiday of Lights event, too. I remember that it was chilly singing there next to the river. We had some growing pains as the chorus evolved, but it has always been enjoyable because of the mix of personalities and the music. The group has and does include some well-trained singers and musicians who had/have careers in fine arts, entertainment and directing and teaching music, while at the other end of the spectrum are the non-music readers who just love to sing. In between are the singers like me who like how singing makes you feel and can just read music enough to get by. Under the leadership of Steve Cramer, our current director, who has been with us for five years now, I think, BIG ARTS Chorus has blossomed. Its back to being the same fun that it was in the beginning, but has grown to nearly 90 members during the peak of high season. Our music is more varied and covers the gamut in both song-type and arrangement. Early on, our holiday and spring concerts were performed with the BIG ARTS Community Band, but in recent years they have become so well attended that we now have separate events and may even have to expand them beyond just single evening performances. Steve truly is a gem at finding the right mix of songs each fall/winter and spring season to keep us interested and to showcase the talent. But more importantly, he never puts us down; rather, he always builds us up. It really is thanks to him that our group has enjoyed such recent success, including the opportunity to perform at so many different events and venues from the Minnesota Twins Baseball Stadium to FISH annual meetings at The Sanctuary, and from singa-longs at BaileyFest to the Community Thanksgiving Celebration. I will never forget the spring that we did part of the Oklahoma! score during the second half of our spring concert. We would have won a funniest video contest if someone had recorded the Phillips Gallery full of women of all ages, shapes and sizes doing a quick-change from their black-and-white formal attire into their cowboy boots and prairie duds in just 10 minutes flat! That was the year the men were banished to another area for that intermission. Steve continually challenges us. Each year we get better, but we always are looking for new members both men and women as just a handful of us are left that started with the group 20 years ago. Time flies when youre having fun! Island PawsA Very Unique Pet Shop! Just Three Doors DownHeres whats cooking for Breakfast & Lunch Serving Breakfast All DAY, Every Day!Youll always find something special at the Over Easy Cafe.Outdoor & Indoor Dining Breakfast & Lunch Scan To Go Online Like us on Heres whats cooking for Breakfast & LunchSend your editorial copy to:email@example.com
42 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 9, 2012 Edgy And Adventuresome Not-For-MondayNight Film SeriesBIG ARTS Film Society brings back the ever-popular Not-for-MondayNight Film Series with a documentary and three dramas. Films for the adventuresome, the Not-for-MondayNight Series is a mlange of recent films and documentaries, sometimes serious, sometimes controversial, sometimes funny, much like what you would find at major film festivals. These full-length films will include an introduction and discussion of the film led by longtime film buff, Hyde Tucker. Filmgoers will also enjoy the enhanced viewing experience provided by a high-definition projection system and Blu-ray Disc player. Not-for-Monday-Night films: November 21 Margin Call (2011), U.S.; Rated PG-13 November 28 Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011), Turkey; Not Rated December 5 Tabloid (2010), U.S.; Rated R December 12 In Darkness (2011), Poland; Rated R A fictional thriller about a small group of New York City investment bankers as they respond in the early stages of the real-life late-2000s financial crisis, Margin Call features a star-studded cast that includes Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons, Demi Moore and Stanley Tucci. New York Times film critic A.O. Scott commends the film as relentless in its honesty and shrewd in its insights and techniques [an] extraordinary feat of filmmaking. Winner of the Grand Prize of the Jury Award at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, Once Upon a Time in Anatolia is a drama about a search party hunting for a missing body hidden in the hills of Anatolia. Deborah Young of the Hollywood Reporter describes the film as a deep and haunting work that lingers in the memory. Tabloid is a documentary by Errol Morris about Joyce McKinney, a formercontinued on page 47 Film poster for Margin Call Film poster for Once Upon a Time in Anatolia Film poster for Tabloid Film poster for In Darkness Students Staging A Thoroughly Modern MusicalThe Sanibel Schools Middle School Performing Arts Class is hard at work rehearsing for their production of Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr., which tells the story of young Millie Dillmount, who has just moved to the city in search of a new life for herself. Its a New York full of intrigue and jazz a time when women were entering the workforce and the rules of love and social behavior were changing forever. Based on the popular movie, the stage version of includes a full score of new songs and bright dance numbers. The Sanibel School Performing Arts Class will be presenting Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr. on Thursdays and Fridays, November 8, 9, 15 and 16 at 7 p.m. The show is open to the public and will take place in The Sanibel School Auditorium. Tickets are $8 for adults and $3 for students/children. Tickets will be sold at the door and seating will be on a first come, first serve basis. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m. and will last about 90 minutes. Be sure not to miss this special performance as our talented middle school students take the stage and perform a wonderful story that will be loved by young and old alike. All students must be accompanied by an adult. The Sanibel Schools Middle School Performing Arts Class Shell Point Academy Class Looks At CubaThe Academy at Shell Point invites Southwest Florida residents to attend a presentation by Robert Macomber on Cuba Then, Cuba Now. This presentation will take place on Tuesday, November 13 at 1 p.m. in the Grand Cypress Room of The Woodlands at Shell Point Retirement continued on pae 45 Robert Macomber
43 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 9, 2012 Tux & Trees Gala Tickets On SaleGet your tuxedos and ball gowns ready, because tickets are now on sale for Southwest Floridas premier holiday celebration. Tux & Trees Gala tickets are available for purchase online and over the telephone. The glamorous and philanthropic black-tie holiday affair will be held on Saturday, December 1 at the historic Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in the Fort Myers River District. The Tux & Trees Gala is the highlight of the week-long Festival of Trees celebration. The exciting live auction of beautifully decorated holiday trees is the signature fundraising event of The Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation. For the third year, the annual celebration will be hosted by Stacey Adams, anchor of WINK News Live at 4, 10 and 11 p.m. Auction duties will be handled by event co-host Mike Joyce, owner of Gulfcoast Coin & Jewelry. The evening will also feature a silent auction with lavishly decorated wreaths and other extravagant items. Guests can bid on items like dinner aboard the Sanibel Harbour Princess, a private party of wine and music at Napless Steinway Piano Gallery, dining certificates, stay-cations and much more. Last year, the Festival of Trees and Tux & Trees Gala raised $56,000 to support Goodwills mission of helping people with disabilities and other disadvantages overcome their barriers to employment and independence. Tickets for the Tux and Trees gala are $100 per person, and include entertainment, complimentary valet parking service, and hors doeuvres. Call 995-2106 ext. 2249 or visit www.tuxandtrees.com to purchase tickets to the affair. Major sponsors of the sixth annual Festival of Trees and Tux & Trees Gala include Presenting Sponsor FineMark National Bank & Trust, The Home Depot, Gulfcoast Consulting Group, Inc., Aarons, Lee Designs, Westco Builders of Florida, Inc., The Morgan House, Two Men and a Truck, The News-Press Media Group, Dlatinos/Azteca America SWFL, and Sunny 106. Guests mingling during last years Tux & Trees Gala Stacey Adams VOTED BEST CHEF 2009, 2010 & 2012BEST OF THE ISLANDS AWARD FINE ITALIAN CUISINE IL TESORO RISTORANTEinspired by Island Fare in a bistro style751 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel Island, FL 239-395-4022 Reservations Suggested www.iltesoro.net Now open in NYCs Upper East Side, 82nd & 1st Ave.TASTE OF THE ISLANDS IRON CHEF WINNER Check Out Our New Family Friendly Fall Menu! Check Out Our New Family Friendly Fall Menu! MENU AVAILABLE ONLINE AT ILTESORO.NET MENU AVAILABLE ONLINE AT ILTESORO.NET Fresh ingredients, simplicity, love... the recipe for a treasured dining experience Chef/Owner AJ Black We are taking Kiwanis coupons good through November 18 for early dining 5-6 or late dining at 8:30-10 only. Reservations required. No holidays. Dine in only.
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45 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 9, 2012From page 42CubaCommunity. Tickets are required and the cost to attend is $10. Join award-winning author and lecturer Robert N. Macomber for a discussion on his 10th and recently released novel Honorable Lies, an espionage story set in 1888 Havana. The novel follows Commander Peter Wake of the U.S. Office of Naval Intelligence, who has been given the daunting mission to locate and rescue two missing operatives in his spy network who are feared captured by the Spanish counter-intelligence authorities. Macomber will tell speak about the nest of intrigue that was Havana in the 1880s, during the fight for Cuban independence from Spain. He will also explain what it is like now, from his experiences during three journeys inside Cuba to research and write the novel. We are excited to welcome Mr. Macomber back to the academy with this interesting presentation that offers guests an opportunity to better understand our close neighbor Cuba, said Teri Kollath, manager of academy and volunteer services. Copies of Honorable Lies, and other novels in Macombers Honor series, will be available for purchase and author inscription after this talk. For more about Macomber and his work, visit www. robertmacomber.com The Academy of Life Long Learning at Shell Point is an educational initiative for the residents of the retirement community. The academy provides anywhere from 70 to 90 classes each semester that encompass a well-rounded curriculum of educational opportunities for senior adults. The Academy of Life Long Learning at Shell Point was named as one of 2008s most innovative active aging programs by the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA), an association that supports professionals who develop wellness/fitness facilities and services for age 50-plus adults. Shell Point Retirement Community is located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road and McGregor Boulevard, two miles before the Sanibel Causeway. For more information visit www.shellpoint. org or call 1-800-780-1131. Monday Night MovieThe Best Exotic Marigold Hotelby Priscilla FriedersdorfThe BIG ARTS film for Monday night, November 12, is The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, which chronicles the adventures and amusing misadventures of a group of British retirees. They have traveled to India to reside at what they believe is a newly-restored resort hotel. The hotel proves to be less luxurious than its glowing advertisement indicated. These elderly adventurers have reached a point where their resources are scarce and relationships have changed. They seek an alternative to England in India where the weather is warm and the faded grandeur of an old hotel promises peace and calm. Each person finds a different way of accommodating to their new surroundings; some with good humor and kindness, but others unable to adjust with ease to the new culture. The film features an all-star cast of exceptional British film stars; Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson and Bill Nighy. And the Indian actor Dev Patel, who had the lead in Slumdog Millionare, is charming as their hotel host. In a recent article, author JK Rowling observed, ...going somewhere hot when youre British always seems like a good idea. Citizens from those islands have colonized the world. An Economist feature on emigration indicated that Britons have long had itchy feet... around 149,000 British citizens left the country last year... and a poll in April by YouGov said 42 percent of people would seriously consider leaving. All Monday Night Films are $8 and begin at 7 p.m. in Schein Performance Hall, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel. Call 395-0900 for further information. BIG ARTS Monday Night Film Series is supported by Bank of the Islands, Visnja and Stan Gembicki, Sanibel Taxi, Jerrys Foods of Sanibel and West Gulf Company. Official Launch Of The Official Launch Of The First Seashell Alphabet Book First Seashell Alphabet BookSaturday, November 10th at the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museumfrom 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.Harlan E. Wittkopf and Ken Vinton will be there for autographs and photos Illustrator Ken Vinton teams with noted seashell author Harlan Wittkopf to produce a masterpiece. Find out what happens after the Z shell is found! 64 Pages 64 Pages 29 29 Sanibel Shells Sanibel Shells photographed photographed on the beach on the beach 29 original 29 original paintings paintings Special Special Premiere price Premiere price of $11.00 of $11.00 Part of the proceeds go to the Shell Museum Limited Edition copies also available
46 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 9, 2012 Project Tolerance Artists Reception At BIG ARTS BIG ARTS hosted an artists reception on November 2 for Faces of Anne Frank: Project Tolerance, an exhibit with artwork by Myra Roberts. The exhibit will be on display in BIG ARTS Founders Gallery through Friday, November 30. The exhibit features the original series of powerful paintings of Anne Frank by Sanibel artist Myra Roberts. An ARTSalon on Project Tolerance was held with Roberts and Ella Nayor, author of Faces of Tolerance: Everyone Counts, who worked with Roberts to create this multimedia presentation. Two additional speakers were added to this ARTSalon: Robert Hilliard and Cesare Frustaci. Hilliard has worked in various media, taught at a number of universities, and was the chief of public broadcasting at the Federal Communications Commission and chair of the Federal Interagency Media Committee. He has published more than 35 books, including Surviving the Americans: The Continued Struggle of the Jews After Liberation. Hilliard served with the U.S. Army in Germany in 1945 to 1946 and witnessed the struggles of recently liberated Jews to survive in the face of bureaucratic indifference, the continued hostility of the German population, and anti-Semitism within the U.S. Army. Hilliard and another G.I. started a massive letter-writing campaign to the American people to tell the story of the continued suffering of the Holocaust survivors. Ultimately, the contents of the letters came to the attention of President Truman and played a key role in reversing U.S. policy towards the Jews. These letters make up much of his memoir, Surviving the Americans. In the book, Hilliard paints a gruesome picture of deprivation and casual cruelty that challenges the conventional notion that many of those who died after liberation could not have been saved. During World War II, Frustaci and his mother, a Hungarian ballerina, were forced into a Jewish ghetto in Budapest. When he was 7, his mother thought he would be safer out on the streets, away from the ghetto. Eventually, he was captured and sent in a cattle wagon to a youth detention camp. His mother was sent to a slave labor concentration camp in Germany. After two years of separation, they were reunited in a small village on the border with Romania. Frustaci now resides in Port Charlotte and regularly volunteers with the Holocaust Museum of Southwest Florida to share his story. ARTSalon is an opportunity to talk with professionals in artistic fields to better understand their creative process. The next ARTSalon is at 3 p.m. on Thursday, January 17 with author Amy Bennett Williams. Her topic will be Senses Working Overtime: Using Your Most Elemental Physical Tools To Create Prose. Founders Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Exhibit supported by Founders Gallery Grand Patron Series Sponsor Deborah and John La Gorce. Visit www.BIGARTS.org for more event and performance information, including links to performers sites. To purchase tickets, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel, or call BIG ARTS Marks Box Office at 395-0900. Tom McCarter, Jerry Churchill and Robert Hilliard Cesar Frustaci, Project Tolerance speaker Ella Nayor and Myra Roberts Peter Blaze Corcoran and John Wolf Blake Sobzcak, Mark Cork, Terry Cork and Marti Squitieri Carmen and Mike Detommaso
47 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 9, 2012 Shell Museum Launches Childrens Book On ShellsHarland Wittkopf, a Sanibel resident and shell enthusiast for over 38 years, has done it again. Based on his copyrighted Alphabet Cone brochure, Wittkopf has written a childrens book based on the character, Alphie. This new book presents Alphie helping kids to learn about the names and specific traits of seashells using the alphabet. Together with Ken Vinton, the books illustrator, Wittkopf will sign copies during the books first public presentation at The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum on Saturday, November 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The following Friday, November 16, Wittkopf will host a talk about the book and present the book to a school group during the museums on-going Friday Lunch In The Museum program. This Friday, Jeri Magg, a local freelance journalist and author, will present Historic Sanibel & Captiva Islands: Tales of Paradise, a new book that features a compilation of tales from the past about the islands. The museum lecture will take place on Friday, November 9 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Museum Education Center. Entrance is complimentary with admission and free to museum members. For more information about this or other Shell Museum programs, contact Diane Orvis Thomas at 395-2233 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alphie Finds the Seashell Alphabet by Harlan E. Wittkopf Author Series Begins With Crossword Puzzlemaster Will Shortz December 6The Sanibel Public Library 2012-13 Author Series begins on Thursday, December 6 and will feature puzzle guru Will Shortz, crossword editor of The New York Times since 1993. Shortz began his career with the Penny Press Magazines and moved to Games, serving as its editor from 1989 to 1993. Graduating from Indiana University in 1974, Shortz is the only person known to hold a degree in enigmatology, which is the study of puzzles. He designed his own curriculum to earn this degree. Shortz also earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. He opted for a career in words, rather than the bar exam. Shortz is the author or editor of more than 100 books. His personal collection of puzzle books and magazines tops 20,000. A member of the National Puzzlers League, he is currently their league historian. Shortz resides in Pleasantville, New York and works from home. Along with word puzzles, he is an avid table tennis player and opened one of the largest table tennis clubs in the northeast in May 2011. Tickets for An Evening with Will Shortz will be distributed beginning on Tuesday, November 6 at 9 a.m. at the Sanibel Public Library. Tickets will be available for Sanibel Public Library cardholders. Tickets will be released on a first come, first-served basis. Patrons may receive two tickets per card; one card per person. Make sure your library card is current or make sure you get a card before ticket distribution. Call the library at 472-2483 for information. The Author Series is sponsored by the Sanibel Public Library Foundation, Inc. and its generous donors. To contribute to the Foundation, contact the Sanibel Public Library at 472-2483. Will Shortz Sanibel Library CharactersSanibel Public Library is full of characters and staff members were in the spirit for Halloween. They remind you to grab a book and bring out your true character. Library Staff from left: Sandy Ham, Cathy Cangelosi-Cameron, Joanne Wessels, Wendy Lambrix and Betsy Eidem. From page 42Film SeriesMiss Wyoming who became a British tabloid sensation in the late 1970s when she was charged with abducting and imprisoning a young Mormon Missionary in the countryside of Devon in south England. Watching the film is a tantalizing experience it is a spellbinding enigma, Roger Ebert says. A 2012 Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, In Darkness is a dramatization of one mans real-life rescue of Jewish refugees in the Nazioccupied Polish city of Lvov during World War II. A.O. Scott of The New York Times says the film is touching, warm and dramatically satisfying. General Admission is $5. All films begin at 1 p.m. Personal listening devices are available.For the listing of BIG ARTS films, to purchase tickets, to sign up for workshops, or to become a member, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel, call (239) 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS. org, or log on to www.BIGARTS.org.
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NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands BUSINESS REAL ESTATE CLASSIFIEDS VOL. 20, NO. 20 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA NOVEMBER 9, 2012 B BSECTION Fishing In Pine Island SoundOn Tuesday, November 13, at 11 a.m., the Captiva Island Yacht Club is hosting a panel discussion on 600 Years of Fishing in Pine Island Sound. Paul McCarthy, owner of Captiva Cruises and chairman of the Captiva Island Yacht Clubs Environmental Committee has organized this event. Panelists will include Cindy Bear from Randell Research Center on Pine Island Sound, who will discuss the fishing culture of the native American, Calusa. Ralph Woodring of The Sanibel Bait Box will talk about his familys legendary fishing heritage. His mother, Esperanza, who was born on Cayo Costa, was a fishing guide extraordinaire. Mark Futch, owner of Boca Grande Seaplane and third generation fishing guide, will give the audience some first hand history of the advent and boom of our local sport fishing industry especially, tarpon fishing in Boca Grande Pass. It is free and open to the public. No reservations required. First come, first seated. Aerial of Fish Houses photo by Dick Fortune Did Kanzius Invention Inspire Navy Fuel Technology?by Jim GeorgeAs islander John Kanzius was developing his technology to destroy cancer cells with radio frequency, he discovered that his technology might also be applied to creating energy out of salt water. His external RF generator had been in testing as a new treatment for cancer. The idea was to inject gold nanoparticles into tumors and zap them with RFG radio waves. The tumor cells and not healthy cells attracted the gold nanoparticles. The result in petri dishes and small animal testing was cancer cells dead, healthy cells unharmed and no side effects. During the course of the cancer research, the RF Generator was directed at a test tube of salt water and the tube burst into flames. It is scientifically a staggeringly important discovery, said Rustum Roy in 2007, a leading authority on microwave applications on materials technology. Sea water is hydrogen and oxygen with dissolved salts and minerals. Roy said the combustion in the test tube was from the hydrogen that was released and it sparked a second direction of research for the Kanzius invention as a potential new source of energy. Roy is now deceased. He said at the time that he wasnt sure whether the generators use would result in a net gain in energy since the generator itself is powered by energy. It is certainly a new route for active research, he said. Kanzius continued his experiments on the salt water theory until his death in 2009. We know that we can burn salt water with the radio waves, Kanzius said. Now were trying to find what we need to add to make it the most efficient and cost-effective. The main issue was to convert the salt water to energy at a lower cost than the conversion process. Fast forward to 2012. According to author Len Rosen in his blog, 21st Century Tech, the U.S. Navy has announced that its research laboratory is developing a technology that converts carbon dioxide in sea water and catalytically converts the carbon dioxide and hydrogen into jet fuel by a gas-to-liquids process. Rosen suggests the Navy technology may be based on Kanzius invention. The specific technology is certainly a well-guarded secret, but Rosen says the navy process called electrochemical acidification takes sea water through a two-step processcontinued on page 3B The first photo ever taken of salt water burning, published in the Island Sun December 21, 2007 photo by Ken Rasi
2B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 9, 2012 Hortoons American Legion Post 123 NewsThis Sunday, November 11, American Legion Post 123 will host a Veterans Day Celebration, with a thank you for all veterans for their service. BBQ ribs and chicken will be served from 1 to 8 p.m. All veterans will receive a free drink. On Wednesday, November 14, the American Legion General Meeting will be held starting at 6 p.m. All members are welcome. On Saturday, November 17, a celebration with Tommy Reed will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Lunch will be served beginning at 12:30 p.m. and special entertainment starts at 1:30 p.m. Every Monday night is the 8 Ball Pool League beginning at 5 p.m. Stop by for 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, Post 123 serves a sixounce ribeye steak sandwich all day. Stop in and try one, or treat yourself to one of the half-pound burgers. Check out the daily specials and the entire menu. Food is served all day, every day. The public is welcome. American Legion Post 123 is open Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday noon to 9 p.m., located at mile marker 3 on Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information, call 4729979. More Local American Red Cross Volunteers Sent For Sandy ReliefThe American Red Cross continues to increase its relief operation to provide food, shelter, supplies and comfort to more and more people affected by Superstorm Sandy. Every day were sending more and more workers and supplies into these states as quickly as possible, said Charley Shimanski, senior vice president of Disaster Services for the Red Cross. Given the possibility for a noreaster to hit (this week), we are dedicating as many resources as we can to these hard-hit areas. Locally, Floridas Southern Gulf Region has deployed 14 volunteers, all to the New York area. The training of these volunteers varies from working in shelters and mass feeding to nursing, disaster assessment and client casework. The entire Red Cross fleet of 320 response vehicles has been activated to distribute hot meals, water, snacks and relief supplies. In order to help people find out where they can get these items, the Red Cross has a team of people tracking the location of its emergency vehicles around the clock and communicating those locations at http:// newsroom.redcross.org and on social media. More than 5,000 Red Cross workers from all over the country are supporting shelters, providing food and water at fixed sites, and driving through neighborhoods to distribute meals and supplies. Sixty trailers of relief supplies such as personal hygiene items, cleaning supplies, rakes, shovels, tarps, dust masks and work gloves are arriving in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. With millions still without power and cold temperatures forecasted for much of the mid-Atlantic this week, the Red Cross is also mobilizing an additional 80,000 blankets for New Jersey and New York. Thousands of people affected by Sandy continue to seek refuge in shelters; on Sunday night, 4,136 people stayed in 61 shelters in nine states. How You Can Help The Red Cross response to Sandy is likely to be the biggest Red Cross response in the U.S. in the past five years. Those who want to help can make a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief by visiting www.redcross.org, calling 1-800RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. They can also use the donate feature on the free Red Cross Apps for mobile devices to support this relief response. Contributions may also be sent to local Red Cross chapters or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013. People can let their loved ones know how they are by using the Im Safecontinued on page 13B Read us online at IslandSunNews.com Benji is a stray bengal cat, approximately 6-years-old and affectionate and looking for a foster or forever home. Benji would probably do best as the only cat in the home. Bengal cats are popular because of their leopard-like coats; they are actually descendants of Asian leopard cats. A lot of bengals love to talk. They meow, chirp and yowl, so you can even talk to them and they will happily respond to you. They really love to spend their time with their families. In this sense, they are very unique when compared to other cats, which are often aloof and independent. In fact, bengals are very similar to dogs in this character trait. If you would like to adopt or foster Benji, call Pam at PAWS at 472-4823. Meet Blackie, a wonderful neutered male cat. Hes healthy and has had all his shots. He is approximately 1 year old. He is very affectionate and would love to have a forever home. Call Pam at PAWS at 472-4823. PAWS Pets Benji PAWS Pets Blackie
3B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 9, 2012 From page 1BKanzius Inventionto capture carbon dioxide and produce hydrogen gas, which is the end product of the Kanzius technology as well. Kanzius submitted patents for his technology early on, which are still pending. Is his process or something like it being used by the navy? Hard to tell. The Naval Research Lab has successfully developed and demonstrated technologies for the recovery of carbon dioxide and the production of hydrogen gas from sea water using the electrochemical acidification cell, and the conversion of carbon dioxide and hydrogen gas to hydrocarbons (organic compounds consisting of hydrogen and carbon) that can be used to produce jet fuel, but there is no reference to the Kanzius technology. At least publicly. The stakes are high. According to Science News Magazine, the potential payoff is the ability to produce JP-5 fuel stock at sea reducing the logistics tail on fuel delivery with no environmental burden and increasing the Navys energy security and independence, In Fiscal Year 2011, the U.S. Navy Military Sea Lift Command, the primary supplier of fuel and oil to the U.S. Navy fleet, delivered nearly 600 million gallons of fuel to Navy vessels underway, operating 15 fleet replenishment oilers around the globe. According to Marianne Kanzius, John Kanzius widow, who has taken command of the Kanzius project since his death, research still continues on the Kanzius device in both the medical and the energy areas. She stated that although the energy component is promising, the main focus is the cancer research and bringing it to human clinical trials. Electrochemical Acidification Carbon Capture on skid The salt water flame John Kanzius TRUST As the largest independent Trust Company in Southwest Florida, we combine personal service with world class investment management to create a superior client experience. Founded in 2001, we maintain the highest standards of safety and soundness. Client portfolios are separately managed and individually tailored to your total return, cash ow, and legacy needs. Experience the benets of private wealth management.Wealth Management | Trust Administration | Estate PlanningYour nancial future should rest in the hands of a company with the integrity and experience to preserve and grow your assets. sancaptrustco.com
4B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 9, 2012 Thomas Hopf 1101 Periwinkle Way #105 Sanibel, FL 33957 Tel.: 239-472-0044 www.engelvoelkers.com/sanibel Fort Myers: Custom built home in Catalpa Cove, 3 BR, 3 baths, oversized pool deck, tiki bar, community features: tennis course, golf course etc. $ 899,000 Fort Myers Beach: Dream Home on the beach! 3 BR, 3 baths, 2 decks with excellent view & private pool. $ 850,000 Fort Myers Airpark: Luxury Estate on 4.2 ac., 7 BR, 7 baths, big pool, hangar, runway, separate guest house. $ 4,800,000 Cape Coral Best River Location: South exposure on oversized lot, opportunity to build a new upscale mansion on the river, 3 BR, 2 baths. $ 850,000 Jo Ellen Nash Featured Speaker At Luxury Real Estate ConclaveJo Ellen Nash of Royal Shell Real Estate joined over 100 top real estate professionals working in the upscale residential market, who converged in midOctober in Charleston, South Carolina for The Institute of Luxury Home Marketings annual Leaders In Luxury (LIL) conference. According to Nash, the exclusive event was an invitation-only educational and networking opportunity for real estate professionals who handle million and multi-million dollar homes and estates. This prestigious conference provides cutting-edge information on whats happening in the luxury market segment, offers insights on best practices in the business and creates valuable networking opportunities, said Nash. Leaders In Luxury attendance is limited to proven professionals in the luxury home niche, said Laurie Moore-Moore, Founder of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing; the host company. This gives LIL attendees the opportunity to build an exclusive network of contacts focused on the upscale residential industry, while sharing with the best in the business. Since competency is the key to working successfully with the luxury buyer and seller, added Moore-Moore, LIL is designed to provide attendees with important knowledge and insights, giving them a competitive edge in meeting the needs of affluent. Attending the Leaders In Luxury event is an investment for my clients, said Nash, I have to be proactive to stay on top of todays market conditions. By networking with the best in the business, sharing ideas and learning about the latest trends and outlooks, I can help my affluent clients find success where others are finding challenges. Leaders in Luxurys keynote speakers included the nations number one real estate agent, Ken DeLeon of DeLeon Realty, who represented the Russian billionaire buyer in the record-setting $100 million residential sale last year in Californias Silicon Valley. Numerous top luxury agents from the U.S. and Canada participated in the presentations and panel discussions. Dr. Ted Jones, chief economist for Stewart Title Company, shared predictions for the housing market, while interior designer Kay Green of Kay Green Design, Inc. spoke about the upcoming design and amenity trends in luxury residences. Jo Ellen Nash is a founding member of the institute and has been a recipient of their top marketing awards, including Overall Marketing Excellence on numerous occasions. She specializes in the Naples Luxury Home Market. The Leaders In Luxury conference is an annual event. For more information, visit www.LeadersinLuxury.com or contact The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing at 214-485-3000. Jo Ellen Nash Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email email@example.com
5B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 9, 2012 Elise Carnes 2242 Periwinkle Way, Suite 3 in Sanibel Square 472-HOME (4663) 888-603-0603 SanibelSusan.com & weekly blog SanibelSusan.wordpress.com Lot in The Dunes golf & tennis community, backs to natural vegetation $299K Charming updated near-beach 3-bedroom cottage, easy ground-level living $399K 1/2+acre lot with patio dock on wide deepwater access canal in Shell Harbor $899K Oversized Lake Murex lot near community entrance, so close to gulf beach $249K Remodeled cottage-style ground-floor corner club suite at Sundial Resort $349.9K Gulf-front 2-bedroom walkout at Sandalfoot with years of excellent income $699K Beach-front Compass Point incomeproducing 2 bedroom with den $899K Sanibel Bayous oversized cul-de-sac parcel within walking distance to beach $449K ~1/3 acre in mid-island Island Woods with this community pool & tennis $249K Lisa Murty David Anderson Susan Andrews Thank you, Veterans! PAWS has something for everyone gray and white with a touch of orange, orange and white or brown and white with a tiny touch of orange. These sweet kittens are approximately 6 weeks old and will soon be ready for their new home, just in time to share the holidays. Reserve your favorite today by calling Pam at PAWS at 472-4823. Trio of kittens available for adoption PAWS Pets Of The Week Doc Fords Cracker Fest Donation From left to right Marty Harrity, Richard Johnson, Jean Crenshaw, Brenda Harrity, Mark Marinello, Liz Harris, Randy Wayne White, and Raynauld Bentley. Doc Fords donated $2000 Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org www.captivaholidayvillage.com Letter Carriers Collecting Toys Postal Service letter carriers will collect new, unwrapped toys left by customers mailboxes and in bins at Post Offices on Saturday, December 1. This applies to all customers with zip codes beginning with first three digits: 321, 327, 328, 329, 335, 336, 337, 338, 339, 341, 342, 346 and 347. Toys collected will go to the Marine Toys For Tots Foundation. The new, unwrapped toys will help brighten the holidays for less fortunate children. Follow the Postal Service on Twitter @ USPS_PR and at Facebook.com/usps.
6B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 9, 2012Around The Islands With AnneFarmers Market Reopens For Fifth Season To Big Responseby Anne MitchellA fine and sunny day greeted the opening of the Sanibel Island Farmers Market on Sunday, now in its fifth season. Jean Baer, market co-manager along with Betsy Ventura, said she was pleased with the turn-out and happy to welcome several new vendors to the event held at Sanibel City Hall, Dunlop Road, on Sundays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through the winter season. It was a lively and colorful scene as islanders, visitors many arriving by bicycle got reacquainted after a summer hiatus while they filled baskets with fresh produce, cheeses, artisanal breads, seafood, hand-made soaps, barbecued meats, home-made pasta and salsa, or snacked on gyros, pita sandwiches, popcorn, smoothies and freshly made mini doughnuts. The market has become a popular meet-and-greet for dogs, too. Many familiar vendors were back for another season. Missing was Dominga Flowers, whose wonderful blooms always attract a crowd. But they will be back at next weeks market, according to a notice posted in their usual spot. Among the newcomers is chocolatier Tracy Peck from Naples with Once Upon A Bean. Peck and husband Bill create a line of chocolate barks and specialty chocolates with flavors such as Ginger and Thai, Espresso with Espresso Sea Salt, Chili Spiced Mango and Pepita and Peaches And Five Spice. Theres Candied Bergamot, Black Mission Fig and Candied Lemon Peel and many more creative combinations. Chocolate wafers designed to pair with wine and other specialties are also available. Their milk chocolate is on the darker, less sweet side with 42 percent cocoa compared with the 35 to 38 percent most chocolatiers use. The dark chocolate ranges from 58.8 to 73.5 percent. Peck displays cocoa bean pods and has had so many requests from people wanting them for home decoration that she will be offering them for sale later this year. Chef Roberts Kitchen specializes in Mediterranean cuisine, namely many varieties of hummus, stuffed grape leaves, pita chips, tabouli, baba ghanouj and baklava. Owners Barbara and Robert Cardoos have their pita chips made to their specifications by a Middle Eastern bakery in Tampa. Pitatopia, a family-owned business from Cape Coral, sells fresh, made-to-order pita wraps. Steve and Jackie Osekowsky have a couple of tables where customers can sit to eat their wraps with a cold drink, or pack them to go. Also new is Andys Island Seafood from Pine Island, selling fresh local fish and only approved farm-raised fish. That brings the seafood vendors to two, with Ralphs Seafood returning yet again. Another newcomer is Farmer Mike from Bonita Springs, with an array that includes tomatoes, beets, carrots and strawberries. Doner Kebabs made their debut, too, selling the gyros containing the rotisserie cooked meat and other Turkish-style specialties. LIVE ON THE ISLANDS The Crows Nest at Tween Waters Inn will feature The Sand Fleas on Friday and Saturday, November 9 and 10 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Crab races take place Mondays and Thursdays. The Crows Nest is at 15951 Captiva Drive, phone 4725161. Traditions on the Beach at the Island Inn has live entertainment most nights. This weeks lineup includes: Friday, November 9, Joe McCormick and vocalist Barbara Smith; Saturday, Joe McCormick and singer Marvilla Marzan; Wednesday, Prime Rib & Prime Jazz with vocalist Paul Ventura, also known as Mr. Swing, joined continued on page 8B One of several stalls selling local produce at the farmers market Gwenda and Len Clements purchase a gyro from a vendor of Turkish-style Doner Kebabs, new to the farmers market this year Jackie Osekowsky, right, and her granddaughter Brittany Diacova at Pitatopia 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. Tracy Peck at her Once Upon A Bean stand at the market Paul Mendoza and Barbara Cardoos at Chef Roberts Kitchen
Commercial Opportunities Commercial Causeway1177 Causeway Blvd. The rst commercial location upon entering Sanibel. O ered For Sale or Lease. Call Fred at 239.281.5356 Commercial LeaseSanibel Promenade, 695 Tarpon Bay Road. High tra c location across from Post O ce. O ce Condo For Lease NegotiableCall Fred at 239.281.5356 9307 Dimmick DrTranquil living in this 2 br 2 ba Island Beach Cottage which abuts conservation area. Beautifully remodeled kitchen, bathrooms and lower parking area w/ epoxy ooring Know you have plenty of room to roam w/ 2 lots adjacent to your home. Pick fresh fruit from your mini orchard outside your door. Enjoy orange, grapefruit, key lime, meyer lemon, leche nut and papaya at your island retreat home. O ered at $559,000 3344 Twin Lakes LnLake View...a one of a kind, landscapers dream in Murex Lakes. This 3 BR 2 BA pool home has plenty of living space from the open great room and vaulted ceilings to the screened in porch and open front deck; lots of storage in this well built home. Deeded beach access and tennis courts in the community. This wont last long!O ered at $595,000Sea Shells of Sanibel, #6Larger remodeled 2nd oor corner unit w/ 2br/2ba. Enclosed lanai for addisional living space and private view of the sanctuary. Excellent rental history on site rental program w/ 3 day minimum. O ered at $335,0009459 Begonia CtSpacious home in Gumbo Limbo holds many Surprises; from the vaulted ceilings to the beautiful wrap around screened lanai. Walk through your choice of French doors out to the jetted spa o your Master Bedroom or the Living Room. This 3 BR/ 4 BA pool home has a large workshop area in the 3 car garage. O ered at $720,000 912 Almas CtThis is your opportunity to own in Eastwood Landing a near beach/tennis community located o East Gulf Dr. this home has 3 BR/2.5 BA, library/family room, open kitchen, large screen enclosed pool and spa. Cross the road and you can be at the beach or jump on your boat at the neighborhood canal dock. O ered at $1,249,000 Fred Bondurant Fred Bondurant 239-281-5356 239-281-5356 Mary Bondurant Mary Bondurant 239-839-3633 239-839-3633 Mary Cell: 239.839.3633 Fred Cell: 239.281.5356 See us on Facebook at See us on Facebook at facebook.com/bondurantrealtygroup facebook.com/bondurantrealtygroup BondurantRealtyGroup.com7B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 9, 2012
8B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 9, 2012 Bondurant Becomes Gold Sponsor For Luminary Festival WeekendThe Sanibel & Captiva Chamber announced that the Bondurant Realty Group of John R. Wood Island Real Estate, Inc. has taken a gold sponsorship for this years Luminary Festival Weekend. The 2012 Luminary celebrations will take place on Friday, December 7 on Sanibel and on Saturday, December 8 on Captiva. We are so proud to be a part of Luminary Weekend this year, said Mary Bondurant, realtor of the Bondurant Realty Group. It is such a fun event and it really brings the community together. The Luminary Festival brings illuminated candles to the streets, trees decorated with lights and other holiday trimmings. Santa will delight the children with his traditional visit on his fire truck while making scheduled stops at shopping centers, galleries and local businesses that are marked on the Luminary Trail. During this time, Sanibel and Captiva visitors and local residents can enjoy live music, entertainment and food for these two magical nights on the islands. We are so grateful to Mary and Fred of the Bondurant Realty Group for becoming a gold sponsor this year, said Ric Base, president of the Sanibel & Captiva Chamber of Commerce. For more information on this years Luminary Festival, visit the chamber website at www.sanibel-captiva.org or see local papers for this years Luminary lineup. Bridgit Stone-Budd of the Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of Commerce making Luminary plans with Mary Bondurant and Anna Turner of the Bondurant Realty GroupFrom page 6BAround The Islandsby Father Al & the Jazz Congregation; and Thursday, dancing to Joe McCormick with popular favorites and smooth vocal stylings, R&B, jazz and pop. Traditions is at 3111 West Gulf Drive, phone 472-4559. Sweet Melissas Caf features Michael David playing light acoustic background music Wednesday through Saturday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sweet Melissas is at 1625 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, phone 472-1956. George & Wendys Sanibel Seafood Grille has weekly Karaoke sessions on Wednesdays. Bill Metts, folk guitar and vocals, will be the entertainment on Friday, November 9. The restaurant is at 2499 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, phone 395-1263. 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, David Christian, R&B, soul, pop and jazz; 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 Store & Cafe features music by Chris Workman Wednesdays from 7 to 10 p.m. and Danny Morgan and Friends on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 10 p.m. Traders is at 1551 Periwinkle Way, phone 472-7242. The Mucky Duck on Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, features music by Mark Dupuy on Mondays; Rich Lancaster, Wednesdays; Gene Federico, Thursdays and Saturdays; and Buckeye Ken, Fridays. The Island Cow on Periwinkle Way has live entertainment on Friday with Dan Confrey; Saturday, Diana Lynn; and Sunday, Buckeye Ken. Phone 472-0606. RC Otters, 11506 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, has live music daily with dining inside and out, phone 395-1142. Keylime Bistro features live music days and nights seven days a week. New to the line-up is Ken Limeri playing jazz sax from 6 to 10 p.m. every Tuesday. The bistro is at 11509 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, phone 395-4000. Restaurant owners/managers, please e-mail or fax your entertainment schedule to Anne Mitchell at islandsuncity@ aol.com or 395-2299. Rates as Low as $550/week. FREE BOAT DOCKAGE | ONSITE MANAGEMENT | BEACH FRONT AVAILABLE COMMERCIAL SPACEMove In Ready RABBIT ROAD CENTERDouble Spot Single Spot Take All 3!!!! Rent Abatement AvailableTo review space and details call239-410-3115 Business and Individual Taxes Elder Care Services Condos & Nonpro t Organizations Audits & Reviews Bookkeeping Call 239.472.1323The Village Shops 2340 Periwinkle Way, J2, Sanibel THE ISLANDS THE ISLANDS FULL SERVICE FULL SERVICE CPA FIRM CPA FIRM THE ISLANDS THE ISLANDS FULL SERVICE FULL SERVICE CPA FIRM CPA FIRM Personal Service Personal Service Sets Us Apart Sets Us Apart Personal Service Personal Service Sets Us Apart Sets Us Apart
9B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 9, 2012 The Sanctuary Golf Club Receives Platinum Clubs Of America AwardThe Sanctuary Golf Club on Sanibel was awarded the prestigious Platinum Clubs of America Award from John Sibbald, publisher of the Club Leaders Forum and president of the Platinum Clubs of America as one of the Top 10 Residential Club Communities in the country. The Platinum Clubs of America are the most highly regarded private clubs in the United States as voted by the Club Managers and Board Presidents from more than 6,000 private clubs across the country. Every three years, the Platinum Clubs of America surveys every club belonging to the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) and are asked to consider five critical categories: Quality of Membership, Tradition and Culture, Amenities, Governance, and Quality of Management and Staff. Sibbald sums up receiving the award best when he recently said that, Earning the recognition as a Platinum Club is notable for two main reasons: every club wants to believe that his or her club is the best in the area in which they reside and more importantly new members are always attracted to the best clubs. Sibbald continued in saying that The Platinum Club of America program is important in identifying the premier clubs as a means of benchmarking and thereby providing a model to emulate for aspiring clubs. Since opening in 1993, The Sanctuary Golf Club has always been considered by people familiar with the area to be among the very best in the state of Florida. The clubs general manager and COO, Ken Kouril, weighed in after receiving the award. This is a great way of recognizing what many of us already believe to be true, he said. We love this island and we love this club. The Sanctuary Golf Club offers something very unique and special. Sibbald congratulated The Sanctuary Golf Club in achieving Platinum Club designation with a letter to the club when he wrote, To be selected by the club managers and club presidents of Americas 6,000 private clubs as a Platinum Club is the ultimate recognition of club excellence equivalent to the esteemed Mobil Five Star rating of hotels and resorts. Only three percent of our nations clubs earn this honor our heartiest congratulations to The Sanctuary Golf Club in this achievement. For more information on Platinum Clubs of America, visit www.SibbaldAssociates. com. For more information on memberships at The Sanctuary Golf Club, visit www. sanctuarygc.net or Sheryl Tatum, director of membership and marketing, at statum@ sanctuarygc.net or 322-5182. Sanibel 8-Ball Pool LeagueBall Busters Keep Lead Over MagicBob Buntrock, captain of the leagueleading Bunts Ball Busters, added four more wins to his season total to remain undefeated in Sanibel 8-Ball Pool League play. The four wins celebrated Buntrocks 81st birthday and led his team to a 13-3 rout of Deep Pockets. Two of his teammates, Rich Ennis and Dave Doane, also posted 4-0 scores. Carol Johnson, captain of last years Chalk & Awe pool team, proved that her baking is far better than her billiards as all the players enjoyed the Bundt Cake she produced for the birthday celebration. Captain Dennis Bender 4-0 win over Pattee Frank paced his Bathroom Magic team to an 11-5 flushing of the Fresh Legion Crew. Despite the victory, the Magic team fell another two points behind continued onpage 11B Semper Fi Semper Fi Happy Veterans Day Happy Veterans Day Gorgeous 2 BR/2 BA Gulf front corner unit. Gorgeous 2 BR/2 BA Gulf front corner unit. Beautifully furnished with lots of tile. Beautifully furnished with lots of tile. Light and bright with amazing water views. Light and bright with amazing water views. Screened lanai. GREAT WEEKLY RENTALS! Screened lanai. GREAT WEEKLY RENTALS! 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Mid island residential location w/room for pool. Steps to shops, restaurants & Baileys market. Steps to shops, restaurants & Baileys market. $599,000 $599,000 WWW.MID-ISLANDSANIBELHOME.COM WWW.MID-ISLANDSANIBELHOME.COMThe Ibis Completely renovated 3BR/2BA elevated home. NICE!!! Completely renovated 3BR/2BA elevated home. NICE!!! Cathedral ceiling, hickory wood ooring, granite counters. Cathedral ceiling, hickory wood ooring, granite counters. Large pantry, stainless appliances, 42 cabinets in kitchen. Large pantry, stainless appliances, 42 cabinets in kitchen. Impact doors/windows. Two car garage with lots of storage. Impact doors/windows. Two car garage with lots of storage. Enjoy water view from deck. Huge lot! New sod/landscape. Enjoy water view from deck. Huge lot! New sod/landscape. $579,000 $579,000 WWW.9319KINCAIDCOURT.COM WWW.9319KINCAIDCOURT.COM 9319 Kincaid Court 2 BR/1 BA clean & fully equipped unit. 2 BR/1 BA clean & fully equipped unit. 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10B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 9, 2012 Dbt Dbt Pnn Dfrt Pnn Dfrt Pnt Pnt Cnnt Cnnt Rt Rt Cnf Cnf F Ett F Ett L Wb L Wb Mb, Mb Mb, Mb Cnft O Pt Cnft O Pt A Sn A Sn PAVERS PAVERS GIGI GIGI D Gbtn, I. D Gbtn, I. 239-541-7282 www.gigicompanies.com 239-541-7282 www.gigicompanies.com Or Visit Our Showroom Or Visit Our Showroom Lic.# S3-12238 Pool Service & Supply Pool Service & Supply Chlorine Tabs Tools Pumps Chlorine Tabs Tools Pumps Free computerized water analysis Free computerized water analysiswww.bannerpoolservice.com FL Lic. #CPC1457804 FL Lic. #CPC1457804STORE HOURS: M-F 9-4 SAT 10-1 SERVICE: MON-SAT 8-5 Stop by our store in Anchor Point 1633 Periwinkle Way Beachview Event Collects Food, Raises Funds For FISHby Jeff LysiakThe Beachview Tennis Club hosted the 1st annual Champagne Sips Mixed Doubles Tennis Tournament on October 27 and 28. The event, sponsored by Lily & Co. Jewelry Gallery, featured a raffle which raised $745 for FISH of Sanibel. According to Toni Halski, Beachviews director of tennis, a total of 60 players competed at all levels of mixed doubles throughout the weekend tournament. Winners of the inaugural event included: 7.0 Division: 1st Place Gene Carse/Lorraine Mazzucco 2nd Place Sharon Nelson/Jerry Nelson 7.5 Division: Lex Felker/Celeste Bittner defeated Chip Specht/Jan Alden in straight sets, 6-3 and 6-2 8.0 Division: Tom Fisher/Linda Fisher defeated Sal Malfa/Linda Wells in three sets, 4-6, 6-4 and 10-8 8.5 Division: Jim Katterfield/Kerry Kendrick defeated Christie Bradley/Steve Shortride in straight sets, 6-4 and 6-3 Among the raffles prizes handed out at the post-tournament party were vacations, artwork, restaurant gift certificates and an 18kt gold and sterling silver amethyst necklace, donated by Lily & Co. Jewelry Gallery, and created by Marya Dabrowski. Following the tournament, event sponsors Dan Schuyler and Karen Bell presented a check to Chip Specht, representing FISH of Sanibel, along with three bags filled with food collected during the weekend at Beachview. During the check presentation at Beachviews Tennis Shop is, from left, Chip Specht from FISH of Sanibel, Dan Schuyler from Lily & Co., Toni Halski, director of tennis at Beachview, and Karen Bell from Lily & Co. photo by Jeff Lysiak Tennis tournament participants included, from left: Jerry and Sharon Nelson, Ed and Laura Bolter, Gene Carse and Lorraine Mazzucco Beachview Mens Golf In ShamblesThirty-six enthusiastic Beachview men teed off on Saturday, November 3 under a clear blue Sanibel sky in the opening 2012-13 golf outing. The format was Shambles, with each man playing his own ball into the hole from the spot of the best drive. A long, straight tee shot is critical in this format because it puts short irons in everyones hands for the second shot to the green. Past president and club champion Bill Fellows provided this firepower off the tee, Syracuse AIA Al Krause clutch-putted his way around the greens, while the consistency of Mike Zembko and Jim Hopson filled in the gaps. The result was a 44 under par team score of 96 to win the two-best-balls-of-four contest. Asked who was the key to victory, four fingers pointed to Krause (three actually, Al was just picking his teeth). Two teams tied for second at 42 under par 98, but Joe Barbieri, Skip Tutor, Bob Byrne and Jim Purviance won on a match of cards over the third place team of John Boynton, Wally long ball Mulka, Bill Sadd and Ralph Barton. One of the high points of the day came on the par 3 16th hole, when Bartons drive rolled to a stop just four feet from the hole. He made his putt for a score of net 0. Mulka then made his birdie putt from the same spot, producing an amazing net 1 score for the team. The Beachview Fall Classic Tournament kicked off on Tuesday, November 6, with the second and final round to be contested on Saturday, November 10. Happy Birthday to Lois Codair. Beachview shambles winners, Bill Fellows, Mike Zembko, Al Krause and Jim Hopson
From page 9BBall Busterstheir arch rivals, Bunts Ball Busters. John Earl went undefeated in four games and led Sanibel Caf to a 12-4 trouncing of Island Lifers. Kevin Pottorf and John Rieger posted 3-1 wins to lead the Sandycappers to a narrow 9-7 victory over the Odd Balls. Jimbo Gaubatz was top shooter for the Odd squad. 11B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 9, 2012 Dunes Womens GolfThe Dunes Womens Golf Association event Friday, November 2, played a 2 better balls (ABCD) format. Results are as follows: 1st Karen Hendricks 119 Betsy Cox Mike Dutton Judy Yenkole 2nd Mardi Glenn 121 Maureen Rains Lee Bogan 2nd Nancy McConnell 121 Nancy Orr Maureen OBrien Ann Levinsohn Chip-ins June Muench #2 Annie Wainwright #5 Mary Donovan #17. Nancy Orr Maureen OBrien Ann Levinsohn Lee Bogan Nancy McConnell Maureen Rains Karen Hendricks Mike Dutton Judy Yenkole Mardi Glenn Betsy Cox Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299 or email email@example.com Beachview Golf Club is Sanibel Islands most desirable place to play and its OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!!! Our 18-hole, par 70 championship golf course wraps around the scenic beauty of the Sanibel River. It o ers an unforgettable golf experience for players of all skill levels. If you enjoy nature and wildlife, youll love Beachview! We take great pride in preserving the beautiful, natural Florida landscape that surrounds our course. We invite you to join us and see for yourself, why many have rated Beachview Golf Club Sanibel Islands Best Golf Value for several consecutive years. Come play today and youll want to join for a lifetime.1100 Par View Drive Sanibel Island, Florida 33957 239-472-2626www.beachviewgolfclub.com
12B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 9, 2012 Chinese Middle Schooler Youngest Ever To Earn Invitation To Golfs Prestigious Masters Tournamentby Ed FrankIn the next month, many of the greatest women and men professional golfers will compete here first next week at the CME Group Titleholders, the year-end event on the LPGA Tour, and then December 5 to 9 for the 24th edition of Greg Normans Franklin Templeton Shootout. But the biggest news in the world of golf was made last Sunday when 14-year-old Chinese phenom Guan Tianlang won the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship to become the youngest player ever to earn a spot in the Masters. Thats right, this 125-pound eighth grader will tee it up next April at Augusta after his one-stroke victory Sunday in Thailand with a final round 71. When he steps onto the first tee next April 8 at the Masters, Guan will be more than two years younger than Matteo Manassero of Italy who previously held the record. Its hard to fathom how a 14-year-old can compete against the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson and others ( his drives average about 250 yards), but remember that the Masters Tournament has long had a tradition of amateurs playing in the historic tournament. Probably too young to be intimidated, heres what the youngster said after his Sunday victory: Im so excited. Im really happy to become the youngest player at the Masters and looking forward to going there. I dont know whats going to happen there, but I know I just want to do well. Hell make history when approaches Augusta National through Magnolia Drive next April, but obviously someone else will be driving as he is far too young to have a drivers license. A native of Guangzhou in southern China, he began swinging a golf club at the age of 4. He is the former Junior World Golf Champion in the 11-12 age category. Earlier this year, when just 13, he played in a European PGA Tour event as the youngest ever to compete on that tour. Guan trains in the United States about three months a year. Child prodigies are not new to tournament golf. Floridas Lexi Thompson broke onto the LPGA Tour at the age of 16 with a special exemption and now is among the top money winners. But an eighth grader qualifying for the worlds most prestigious tournament is beyond comprehension. Millions will be watching next April when Guan Tianlangs name is announced on that first tee. Rough Start For Defending Champion Everblades The Florida Everblades, the defending ECHL Kelly Cup Champions, are off to a losing start in the 2012-13 hockey season after losing three straight games last week to Greenville. Following a 3-2 loss on home ice, the Everblades were defeated 3-1 and 4-3 last weekend in Greenville. Hopefully, the fan-friendly home ice of Germain Arena will improve the fortunes of the local hockey team this week, Wednesday and Friday against Elmira and Saturday against first-place Gwinnett. The puck drops at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Friday and 7 p.m. Saturday. With a 3-4 season record, Florida started the week in last place in the ECHL South Division. Guan Tianlang 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. SPORTS QUIZ 1. Who hit the most major-league home runs during the decade of the 1940s? 2. Two Minnesota Twins pitchers had 20-win seasons during the 1990s. Name them. 3. Who holds the NFL mark for most field goals in a season, and how many? 4. When was the last time before 2011-12 that the Indiana Hoosiers mens basketball team started a season 10-0? 5. Name the only NHL team other than Edmonton (2010-12) to have the No. 1 overall draft pick three consecutive seasons. 6. Which was the first country to win back-to-back Euro titles in mens soccer along with a World Cup in between. 7. Who were the world heavyweight boxing champions before and after Rocky Marcianos 1952-56 reign?1. Ted Williams, with 234. Johnny Mize was second, with 217. 2. Scott Erickson (1991) and Brad Radke (1997). 3. San Franciscos David Akers had 44 in 2011. 4. It was 1989-90. 5. The Quebec Nordiques (198991). 6. Spain (2008-12). 7. Jersey Joe Walcott before, Floyd Patterson after. ANSWERS Isabella Rasi 239-246-47161101 Periwinkle Way #105, Sanibel, FL 239-472-0044 ENGEL & VLKERS Excellence in Real Estate A step above! International Client Base 600 Shops Worldwide Multi-Lingual Staff Your success is my aim.
13B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 9, 2012 Trust Company Hosts PresentationPat Dorsey, CFA, director of research at The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, spoke October 23 at The Sanctuary Golf Club about the role of bonds in an investment portfolio. He challenged local investors to get creative and consider other investment options for income. Low inflation and ultra-low interest rates change the risk profile of bonds and not for the better, he said. Risk and volatility are not one and the same and inflation is a real risk for income investors. The premium on safety is so high right now that investors can trade a modest increase in portfolio volatility for a material increase in income. Why worry at a time when the Fed is likely to keep rates low for a long time? Because small moves make a big difference: At a 2 percent yield (an investment-grade fund with a duration of 5), a 7.5 percent price drop would wipe out four years of interest, Dorsey said. We typically advise our clients who require liquidity to stick with bonds, but to keep the duration short and maintain active management. Those who are comfortable with a bit more principal volatility may want to consider equity income. For certain individuals, equities are better than bonds in that they offer inflation protection, low rate risk, and decent yield, said Sanibel Captiva Trust Company CEO Albert Hanser. Dorsey told investors that if they are seeking a highincome portfolio it is advisable to go off the beaten path and diversify factor risk. Options he cited include: master limited partnerships, trust preferred securities, baskets of mortgage-backed securities, and pipeline general partnerships. Dorseys presentation is part of The Naples Trust Companys continuing effort to keep clients and friends of the firm informed during todays dynamic business climate. He appears regularly on Bloomberg TV, Fox TV and CNBC, is the author of two books The Five Rules for Successful Stock Investing, and The Little Book that Builds Wealth. Before joining the trust company, Dorsey was director of equity research at Morningstar for over 10 years. He holds a masters degree in political science from Northwestern University and a bachelors degree in government from Wesleyan University. From page 2Red Cross Volunteersbutton on the Red Cross Hurricane App, or registering on the Red Cross Safe and Well website. The Hurricane App, which also contains safety tips on what people should do after the storm, can be found in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store for Android by searching for American Red Cross. To register on Safe and Well, visit www.redcross.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). To find a Red Cross shelter, download the Red Cross Hurricane App, visit the Red Cross website, call 1-800RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or check local media outlets. Jeff Wickham and Chuck Ketteman Janet Strickland, Priscilla Friedersdorf and Thelma Clark Al Hanser and Pat Dorsey Is your bug problem SPIRALING out of control?Tempco Pest Control can stop the spiral!Spiraling White Flies feast on more than 60 types of trees and shrubs and leave behind a white, waxy substance called honeydew that spreads rapidly. A black sooty mold develops destroying leaves, and covering cars, pools and patios. The end result is weakened trees, defoliation and a big mess. Dont wait another minute! Call Tempco Pest Control for a free, no-obligation inspection and estimate.(239) 693-2330 or visit TempcoPestControl.comTrees primarily affected:Gumbo LimboLive Oak & Black OliveFruit trees & Palm treesAreas primarily affected:Sanibel/Captiva/Fort Myers BeachNaples/Bonita SpringsHow well treat it:Deep root feedingArbor Jet Tree Injection 4735 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33905 (239) 693-2330 tempcopestcontrol.com Our experts will determine the best, most cost-effective means of treatment. We offer warranties on all work, so if they come back within the warranty period, well re-treat at no charge. Thats our pest-free guarantee.
14B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 9, 2012 Insurance Tip Think Twice by Marge MeekClaims are something no one likes to think about. How many of us say we have never turned in a claim ever. It only takes one to become a believer that you never want to have it happen again. So often homeowners and condo owners leave for extended periods of time and too often they return to trouble. With your property shut down, it has been left to our high temperatures and lack of use. The natural tendency is to tell your house sitter to turn on the water and air conditioning right before your return. Hopefully, the person you have entrusted your property to will spend the extra time to be sure you have no water leaks and appliances are in working order, before they walk out thinking they have done you a favor. All too often non-professional house sitters dont spend the time with your property to be sure all is functioning properly and all too often water connections break and you come home to your house being flooded for hours, if not days. These insurance claims often run over $100,000 and your trip back to paradise has just become a nightmare. Accidents can happen, but think about the additional risk you are taking when you ask a friend, a neighbor or a business associate to look after your home. They probably arent trained in real estate caretaking, they might not visit your home as often as you would like and they might not take the responsibility for making sure the house is in good shape when you walk in the door. Why put yourself through that risk? Why not hire a licensed property management company that can show you a list of satisfied customers? And remember to ask for a certificate of liability insurance to protect you in case of faulty work. Protect your real estate investment and your peace of mind. Welcome back. Marge Meek is a local SanibelCaptiva insurance agent, who can be reached at mmeek@rosierinsurance. com. www.captivaholidayvillage.com Family Owned and Operated Trusted Service Specialists (239) 472-3033 1213 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 Fax: (239) 472-3439 Electric Repair, Installation & Upgrade Dock Lighting, Ceiling Fans & Much more Located on Island Fastest Response Time! Fully-trained, Expert Service Engineers State Certified Contractor EC0001147 How Comfortable Are You? by Bryan HayesThere is no doubt that air conditioning is a wonderful thing to have. But, it can also be quite expensive when it comes to your electrical bills, especially at the height of summer here on Sanibel. One great thing that is comforting though, is that manufacturers are continuously producing new and better products, especially when it comes to efficiency. One such example is a system that employs dual two-step compressors. In case you ever come across this when shopping for a new air conditioning unit, let me explain the benefits. Traditional systems come with single compressors. The system kicks on to respond to your desired setting, cools and shuts off until its needed to repeat the cycle. As the temperature rises, it kicks on again, dehumidifying and cooling your space in bursts. Dual two-step compressors are designed to run more continuously and at lower speeds than single compressor systems. By running longer, they continuously remove humidity, and at lower speeds which helps save energy. Cooling your space alone is not enough, because humidity can still make you feel warmer if its not continuously removed. So when it gets very hot and humid during our summers, the two compressors in the newer systems switch from stage to stage, maintaining a level of comfort continuously, rather than intermittently kicking on full blast and working double time to remove what has built up in your home while it was off. So, if you find yourself constantly running to your thermostat to lower the temperature and get the air conditioner to kick on again, it might be time for an upgrade. 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. Superior InteriorsBathroom Basicsby Marcia FeeneyIs your bathroom boring or minuscule? Dont despair! Colors and patterns can give a lift and fool the eye into seeing a larger space. Remember, its not the amount of space, but what you do with it that counts. The first step in decorating your bathroom is selecting the theme or mood you want to portray. Once youve decided, then the creativity begins. If you want to open up your bathroom, select a color scheme that is light pale colors tend to recede and will visually expand the room. To achieve a sense of the dramatic, you may want to select rich, vibrant colors instead. Deeper colors appear to advance and the room will appear cozier. Window treatments for bathrooms generally are required to supply function and beauty privacy is a must! Pleated shades, vertical, cellular shades and silhouettes would all fit the privacy ticket. All are resistant to moisture and can supply complete privacy. There are many fabric treatments to enhance your baths decor. Everything from a short, shirred curtain to pouf valances, balloons, tab curtains and even throw swags. Coordinating fabric may be used for sink skirts and shower curtains to complete the look. So, what are you waiting for? If your bathroom is ho hum, wake it up with color and fabric. And who knows maybe it will help you wake up in the morning, too! Marcia Feeney is an interior designer on Sanibel/Captiva Islands. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. e Law O ce ofJanet M. Strickland, P.A.24 Years Experience Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning Probates & Estates Business & Corporate LawVisit Us Online at www.jmslawyer.com 472-3322 e Village 2340 Periwinkle Way Suite J-1 Sanibel, FL 33957(Located in the executive o ces behind the shops)
15B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 9, 2012 In todays world there really arent many generalists anymore. Remember the family doctor who dealt with everything from stomach-aches to bad backs, from measles to arthritis? Today we have a variety of medical specialists who limit their practice to a very narrow field. We have cancer specialists, orthopedists, neurologists and immune disorder specialists. The same holds true in the world of law. There are civil trial specialists, divorce specialists and intellectual property law specialists. Im a specialist as a board certified wills, trusts and estates attorney. Dont ask me anything about divorce law, though as Ive never professionally represented a person seeking a divorce from his or her spouse. We all recognize the need for specialists. The complexity of modern society and the vast knowledge available makes it all but impossible for any one person to know anything about everything. But sometimes you can overdo the knowledge while not having enough wisdom. Wisdom is more important that pure detail knowledge, as it helps us arrive at the best answers. While the specialist might have a great deal of knowledge within his field, and be able to tell you all of the details that a generalist may not know, true wisdom includes the ability to look at the big picture. Wisdom occurs when one applies their accumulated knowledge of events, and applying that knowledge against a set of facts presented. Even those with wisdom dont always recommend the exact right course each and every time. That would require prophetic abilities. Aside from those mentioned in the Bible, there arent a lot of true prophets around. Allow me to give you an example of how wisdom can trump detailed knowledge. Consider the patient who has gone to two different specialists who prescribe different drugs to take care of two different problems. The pharmacist, seeing the big picture, sees that the two drugs dont interact very well. He advises the patient to go back to the doctors to tell them about the other medications that they are taking. Here, the pharmacist might not have the specific detailed knowledge that the doctor specialist applied to prescribe the drugs, but the pharmacist has the benefit of applying his accumulated knowledge to the big picture. He has used his collective wisdom built upon years of filling prescriptions that something was amiss for that particular patient. This all leads me to todays estate planning topic. None of us knows what the estate tax laws bring after this next election. Financial, tax and legal specialists may have a lot of knowledge about their fields, but they are not soothsayers. No one truly knows whether the $5 million exemption that falls to $1 million on January 1, 2013 will remain there or will return to $5 million or lands on some amount in between. But when deciding what to do with your estate plan, it helps to look at the history of the estate tax. Over the years the amount of the exemption has been known to increase and decrease. Several times the tax itself was abolished only to return. So what to do when one has a large estate? A specialist might get bogged down in the details as to the various methods one could use to use the current gift tax exemption to decrease the value of ones estate. He might suggest advanced estate planning techniques such as GRATs, QPRTs, family partnerships or irrevocable trusts. And using those techniques might be what is called for in any given situation. You cant, however, leap directly to the techniques without examining the big picture. That would be putting the cart before the horse. The big picture includes a thorough review of your goals. Only after listening to what is trying to be achieved, applying the wisdom of experience over the years to the specific fact pattern presented can a coherent solution be suggested. If you get bogged down in the details, you might lose sight of whats truly important. Sometimes you have to let life come to you rather than rushing into what would appear to be nifty tax plan but might not turn out to be what you want at all. So use your own wisdom when deciding how to attack your estate plan. Dont get too bogged down in the details and lose sight of what your true goals are. Only then can your inner wisdom appear. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at www.sbshlaw.com. Will PowerThe Difference Between Knowledge And Wisdomby Craig R. 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18B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 9, 2012 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, Just a few weeks ago in a local high school there were two teen suicides. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among youth between 10 and 19 years of age. However, suicide is preventable. Betterinformed parents, students, and teachers are key to reducing and preventing the tragedy of teen suicide. Here is excellent information for parents, children, and everyone who works with or spends times with teens that may be of help in providing more information about prevention of teen suicide. Youth who are contemplating suicide frequently give warning signs of their distress. Parents, teachers, and friends are in a key position to pick up on these signs and get help. Most important is to never take these warning signs lightly or promise to keep them secret. When all adults and students in the school community are committed to making suicide prevention a priority and are empowered to take the correct actions we can help youth before they engage in behavior with irreversible consequences. Suicide Risk Factors Certain characteristics are associated with increased suicide risk. These include: Mental illness including depression, conduct disorders, and substance abuse. Family stress/dysfunction. Environmental risks, including presence of a firearm in the home. Situational crises (i.e., traumatic death of a loved one, physical or sexual abuse, family violence, etc.). Suicide Warning Signs Many suicidal youth demonstrate observable behaviors that signal their suicidal thinking. These include: Suicidal threats in the form of direct and indirect statements. Suicide notes and plans. Prior suicidal behavior. Making final arrangements (e.g., making funeral arrangements, writing a will, giving away prized possessions). Preoccupation with death. Changes in behavior, appearance, thoughts, and/or feelings. What to Do Youth who feel suicidal are not likely to seek help directly; however, parents, school personnel, and peers can recognize the warning signs and take immediate action to keep the youth safe. When a youth gives signs that they may be considering suicide, the following actions should be taken: Remain calm. Ask the youth directly if he or she is thinking about suicide. Focus on your concern for their wellbeing and avoid being accusatory. Listen. Reassure them that there is help and they will not feel like this forever. Do not judge. Provide constant supervision. Do not leave the youth alone. Remove means for self-harm. Get help: Peers should not agree to keep the suicidal thoughts a secret and instead should tell an adult, such as a parent, teacher, or school psychologist. Parents should seek help from school or community mental health resources as soon as possible. School staff should take the student to the designated school mental health professional or administrator. Resiliency Factors The presence of resiliency factors can lessen the potential of risk factors to lead to suicidal ideation and behaviors. Once a child or adolescent is considered at risk, schools, families, and friends should work to build these factors in and around the youth. These include: Family support and cohesion, including good communication. Peer support and close social networks. School and community connectedness. Cultural or religious beliefs that discourage suicide and promote healthy living. Adaptive coping and problem-solving skills, including conflict-resolution. General life satisfaction, good selfesteem, sense of purpose. Easy access to effective medical and mental health resources. Here are two websites that might also be helpful: Save a Friend: Tips for Teens to Prevent Suicide http://www.nasponline.org/NEAT/savefriend_general.html, National Institute of Mental Health Suicide Prevention Resources, http:// www.nimh.nih.gov/suicideprevention/ index.cfm Adapted from the NASP Resource, Preventing Youth Suicide: Tips for Parents and Educators Ms. Greggs is adjunct faculty at Edison State College where she teaches psychology and education courses. She is also Nationally Certified School Psychologist and consultant for School Consultation Services, a private educational consulting company. Questions for publication may be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. 9100 College Pointe Ct., Fort Myers, FL 33919 www.sbshlaw.com | 239-334-1141In which state should you base your estate plan? 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19B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 9, 2012 $20 Million Challenge Grant Presented To Childrens HospitalB. Thomas Golisano was revealed today as the donor of a $20 million matching gift to build a new childrens hospital, which will be named Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. Golisano has challenged the community of Southwest Florida to raise $20 million, which he will match dollar for dollar for each contribution. Golisano, a resident of Naples, is the founder and Chairman of Paychex, Inc., a leader in the payroll, human resource and benefits outsourcing industry. I have deep admiration for the heroic work of the physicians and clinical staff of The Childrens Hospital, who every day provide skilled and passionate care, and are saving the lives of sick and injured children in Southwest Florida, said Golisano. This gift comes as my personal commitment to help Lee Memorial Health System build a hospital where all children in Southwest Florida will receive the best possible care close to home. I hope this gift helps leverage support from others in the region and motivates everyone to contribute in a meaningful way to this important endeavor. On August 3, The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida announced that an anonymous donor pledged to match up to $20 million in donations made through May 2014. When fulfilled, Golisanos matching gift of $20 million will be the single largest philanthropic gift in The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Floridas history. The capital campaign supports construction of a new state-of-the-art, 128-bed (with expansion capabilities to 160 beds) comprehensive pediatric health care facility on the grounds of HealthPark Medical Center in South Fort Myers. The building will consolidate into one location the medical and ancillary specialty services required to treat critically ill or injured children in a five-county region. The new facility is expected to open in 2016. The announcement was made on October 30 at a special celebration held at HealthPark Medical Center, the hospital where The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida is currently housed, and was cheered on by patients, families, supporters, physicians, clinical staff and hospital leadership. The Childrens Hospital, and particularly the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), is often at capacity, said Jim Nathan, president of Lee Memorial Health System. Our focus is to care for children as close to home as possible. We are extremely grateful for Mr. Golisanos generosity and trust in our vision and talented caring team. We hope the tremendous generosity of this challenge grant inspires the community to a deeper commitment in helping build Americas newest childrens hospital. Golisano is a noted philanthropist. His generous gifts have included the Golisano Childrens Hospital at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, New York; Upstate Golisano Childrens Hospital in Syracuse, New York; and, locally, the Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples (CMON) and Tom Golisano Field House at Ave Maria University. He is also the founding sponsor and major underwriter for eight consecutive years of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting, which convenes global leaders to work on the worlds most pressing challenges in education, poverty, health and the environment. All gifts big and small made to the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida Capital Campaign are eligible for the match and include but are not limited to estate gifts, multi-year pledges, corporate donations, grants, special event sponsorships and auction revenues. The challenge grant is having its intended impact on our fundraising efforts, said Sharon MacDonald, CFO for the Lee Memorial Health System Foundation. Weve received a tremendous amount of interest and support since announcing the challenge in August, and have raised an additional $3 million to be matched as a result of Mr. Golisanos generosity. The Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida is the only comprehensive childrens hospital between St. Petersburg and Miami. It provides life-saving health care and treatment to children from Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. To make a gift or learn more about the many giving opportunities available, please contact the Lee Memorial Health System Foundation office at 343-6950 or visit www. ChildrensHospitalGoal.org. 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20B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 9, 2012 Rock & Roll Celebrity Waiter Dinner To Benefit The Heights FoundationCelebrity waiters served up food, fun and a little bit of rock and roll at the Heights Foundations Celebrity Waiter Dinner, hosted by Yabo Restaurant on October 15. Local musicians filled in as wait staff, performed and competed for tips that inspired bidding wars amongst guests. More than $15,000 was raised to benefit School Success programs for at-risk kids in the Harlem Heights neighborhood. Members of the Juice, Alter Ego and the Danny Morgan Band along with Emmy Award-winning flutist and composer Kat Epple, and singer-songwriter Wendy Webb performed for guests. Grammy Awardwinning songwriter Randy Thomas performed his hit Butterfly Kisses and guests were treated to a rendition of Addicted To Love and Simply Irresistible by Heights Foundations Robert Palmer Girls. This event supports our mission to build strong, self-sufficient families in the Harlem Heights neighborhood, through education, opportunity, and enrichment, said Kathryn Kelly, president and CEO of the Heights Foundation. Because of the generous support of our friends and neighbors we are able to provide academic tutoring, after school and summer camp programs, college scholarships and support, school supplies, and tuition support. For more information about The Heights Foundation and The Heights Center, call 482-7706, email email@example.com or visit www.heightsfoundation. org. Heather and Dan Creighton with Dave and Cheryl Copham Angela Alvarado, Teri Palmer, Debra Hobbs, Pam Beckman, Laurie Stanley, Kathryn Kelly and Terri Lee Larry Hobbs, Chris Workman, Randy Thomas, Danny Morgan, Richie Ianuzzi, Doug Molloy and Andrea Prather David and Karen Crowther Amy Sedlacek and Victor Mayeron Randy and Lori Thomas belt out a tune Clark and Pam Rambo TAX-CONSULTING & ACCOUNTING SERVICESServing the islands since 1978 Professional and Confidential Income Tax Preparation Individuals Corporations Estates & Trust Tax Consulting Tax Deferred Exchange International Taxation State Tax Forms (239) 472-5152 1619 Periwinkle Way, Suite 102, Sanibel Island, FL 33957 M.S.T. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
21B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 9, 2012Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: What exactly is the Relaxation Response?A: Dr. Herbert Benson, who coined the term Relaxation Response, suggested that you can use your mind to change your physiology for improved health and even reducing your need for medications. To slow this process, focus on your breath. Practice breathing diaphragmatically (belly breathing). Imagine inhaling relaxation through the stomach, diaphragm and lungs; then imagine exhaling stress and tension you have carried in your mind and body. The breath is a life force that keeps you centered in the present moment. This is why a method called the Relaxation Response is so important because the same mechanism that turned your bodies stress response on can turn it off. When you decide that the real or imagined situation is no longer a threat or dangerous, your brain stops sending emergency signals to your brain stem, which in turn ceases to send panic messages to your nervous system. Severalcontinued on pae 22B Let Our Family ... Take Care of Your FamilyInternal and Family Medicine 6160 Winkler Road Fort M y er s 239.482.1010Medical Care Close to Home In South Fort Myers Acce p tin g new p atients. M ed i ca r e a n d m ost insurances acce p ted. B ook your a pp ointment today online : Family Medicine 7780 Cambr i dge Manor Place Fort Myer s 239.275.6778 November Is Florida Hospice MonthHospice is a special kind of care provided for those at the end of life, and Governor Rick Scott has declared this November as Florida Hospice Month. November is an opportunity for hospice providers statewide to raise awareness about hospice to patients and families who could benefit from the many services available. Some of these services include pain management, physical therapy, respite care, grief and bereavement therapy for loved ones, among many others. Hospice provides their services wherever the patient calls home, and works to empower the patients family by providing the needed support services. Hospice regards everyday as a gift, and strives to help patients achieve the best possible quality life. An important message we try to get out is that hospice cares about life. If a patient has a life-limiting illness, hospice wants to help make every day of that patients life one of quality and substance. This care philosophy not only benefits the patient, but the family and loved ones as well. says Paul Ledford, Executive Director of Florida Hospice & Palliative Care Association (FHPCA). In 2011, over 112,000 patients experienced the care and comfort provided by hospice providers throughout Florida. That is a lot of lives being touched already, but there are so many out there who need to know the benefits hospice can provide them. Too often patients enroll in hospice within a week of their passing. Thats not enough time for them to truly benefit from the available services, particularly since patients are eligible for the hospice benefit within their last 6 months of life. FHPCA has been representing hospice in Florida for 30 years. To learn more about hospice and palliative care, visit www.floridahospices.org or call the consumer hotline at 800-282-6560. You can read Gov. Rick Scotts declaration on FHPCAs website. Accreditation ReceivedThe Law Office of Janet M. Strickland, PA, an attorneys company located at 2340 Periwinkle Way, Suite 31 on Sanibel, announced that it has met the accreditation standards required by the Better Business Bureau for membership with the organization. Law Office of Janet M. Strickland, PA really wants potential customers to feel comfortable when choosing them. The BBB seal will help customers understand who BBB they are and the core values they believe in. BBB accreditation means Law Office of Janet M. Strickland, PA adheres to very high ethical standards. People know they can trust a company that has made the commitment to live up to the BBB Principles For Trust: Build Trust, Advertise Honestly, Tell The Truth, Be Transparent, Honor Promises, Be Responsive, Embody Integrity, Safeguard Privacy. Being affiliated with the BBB shows Law Office of Janet M. Strickland, PA is one of a select group of businesses in our community that not only supports the BBBs services but also subscribes to the idea that ethical business is good business and that you deliver trust by treating the public in a fair and honest manner. Janet Strickland
22B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 9, 2012 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, Our son invited my husband and me to visit for the holidays. We were very pleasantly surprised and said yes without hesitation. In retrospect, maybe we should have given it more thought, but we are perpetual optimists. We arrived and were treated cordially and I thought things were going nicely but I was wrong. On the third day, I was going downstairs when I heard my 13-year-old granddaughter say to her mother, Why do you hate grandma so much? I should have stayed on the stairs and listened, but I continued down and as soon as they heard me, their conversation stopped. We were terribly disappointed when we first met the woman of my sons choice and hoped it would never come to marriage. But when they did marry, I have tried my best to be as accepting as I can and even went to counseling to help in the process. My son has positively not helped in any way to make things better. He just withdraws and hopes that time will resolve all of the problems. My husband is very hurt, but he is not a problem solver by nature and does not even know where to start. Next year will be different I know; I already have it planned. I want to open our home to others who may also not want to visit their families but dont know what to do. On second thought, I might suggest we go on a cruise and spend the holiday time with total strangers. What do others do? Rosalee Dear Rosalee, I am sorry that your relationship with your daughter-in-law is so difficult, and difficult for so long by judging the age of your granddaughter. I have found there are always two sides to every story, so I can state with assurance that both you and your daughter-in-law are responsible for the condition of your relationship. It does sound like you have tried over the years to mend that relationship. I do not know what your daughter-inlaw has done, nor do I know what your son has done or not done. However, if you have tried your very best to establish a positive relationship and your daughterin-law and son are not interested in developing a relationship, perhaps less time together is the next alternative. You cannot change other people but you can change your own behavior. Also, sometimes the best family relationships are those at a distance. Before you put more distance between you and your son, and his family, consider all of the alternatives and the possible consequences. Pryce Dear Rosalee, Your suggested solutions are at least worth a try. In-law problems seem to be everywhere. Those people who have a loving relationship should consider themselves truly blessed. Your son should be the one to help the situation, but if he just looks the other way nothing will get better and it will all probably get worse. You have done your best but unless the others see a problem or refuse to see a problem you cant solve it by yourself. As hard as it seems, you will just have to make the most of a very difficult situation. Please make long range plans for your own care because I do not think your son and his wife will ever come to your assistance. Lizzie Lizzie and Pryces email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. deaRPharmacistMushroom Power: Plant Of Immortalityby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: I asked an elderly Japanese friend why she looks so young for her age. She said she drinks tea made with reishi mushrooms. Is there anything to this? AF, Castle Rock, Colorado The short answer is yes. The Chinese name for reishi mushrooms is ling zhi, meaning plant of immortality. These medicinal mushrooms have a history of safety that goes back at least 2,000 years. In my book, any herb thats been used continually for centuries deserves respect from modern medical science as opposed to snide comments as if its snake oil. Mushrooms and fungi with incredible healing powers are now starting to gain attention from integrative physicians as well as folks who choose to selftreat after modern medicine fails them. Right now there are more than 800 scientific studies on reishi mushrooms on file in the National Institutes of Healths database. According to these studies, some on animals, some on people... reishi offers potential support for cardiovascular issues, infectious disease, liver detoxification, arthritis pain, asthma and other respiratory and immune system disorders. Overseas, its common for cancer patients to willingly fork over the considerable expense for these mushrooms, and sometimes insurance covers. You see, back when they were gathered from the wild, these mushrooms were rare and expensive. Now that they are cultivated commercially, reishi is relatively less expensive and readily available at health food stores nationwide. If reishi has even half of the healing and disease-preventing power that traditional Asian healers claim for it, one could easily see why it would be considered a longevity herb and part of your anti-aging arsenal. Studies have shown that reishi can help improve cholesterol ratios and control blood sugar. It has anti-inflammatory, antihistamine, antiviral, and anti-bacterial properties. Did you hear that? Antibacterial... fabulous since the winter season is upon us. There are many anti-cancer assertions, based upon studies on immune function. Heres where things get really interesting. One study done in Puerto Rico and published just last year in the medical journal Nutrition and Cancer found that reishi has the ability to stunt the growth and spread of inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) cells. The study was done in test tubes on the cells themselves, not in living humans. Now, take into account that naturopathic physicians have alreadycontinued on page 23B Does Your Face Look Tired?LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE ONLY FREE SEMINARFocused Ultrasound Technology No incisions No downtime First and only FDA-approved treatment that uses your own collagen-producing cellsBEFORE FACELIFT( unretouched photo )AFTER FACELIFT( unretouched photo ) From page 21BConnie Clancyminutes after you shut off the danger signals, the fight or flight response burns out. Your metabolism, breathing rate, heart rate, muscle tension and blood pressure all return to the normal levels they had before the incident. So, the Relaxation Response is, to this day, very useful as a natural restorative process. MOAA Dinner MeetingThe next meeting of MOAA (Military Officers Association or America) will be held at Crown Colony Golf and Country Club at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, November 12. The speaker speaker will be Sector Commander Captain Sheryl L. Dickenson, USCG. Captain Dickenson has a background in the Merchant Marine and practiced maritime law in South Florida. She is responsible for directing operations in the Tampa Bay region. Former, retired or active duty uniformed officers who are interested in joining MOAA should contact Joe Smaha at 395-0776 for membership information. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
23B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 9, 2012 Dr. DaveMyster Elixirsby Dr. Dave HepburnDr. Rob Sealey, my wife (different people), adopted son Ed Watson (CTV news reporter extraordinaire) flew a few centuries back in time this past spring to the exciting, remote South Pacific island of Tanna in Vanuatu. Trey had a sore shoulder. He hurt it while trying to knock a flying fox out of the air with his machete. I thought he had dinner, but instead he had a sore shoulder. He didnt come to see we Canadian doctors at our small jungle hospital, but instead chose to see the same guy who fixed his dads broken leg a few years back. He went to the bush to be seen by Niau, one of the famed kustom bone setters of the jungles of the South Pacific. We were invited to watch this healer try to fix Treys shoulder. First, the diagnosis. By simply resting his hand on the shoulder, Niau could determine what was wrong. He had done this the week before to a fellow with a sore arm, who even though his X-rays at our hospital had been normal was determined by the kustom bone setters experienced hand to have two fractures. They had been doing this for 10,000 years in the jungles (not this particular guy) and he knew his stuff. He was one of the most revered kustom healers on the island and was going to heal Trey, in front of two stunned doctors and one stunned cameraman. (Note: Ed Watson wasnt affected by this, hes just stunned.) To actually see an insane clip of what I am about to describe, go to the video on www.wisequacks.org. You have never seen anything like this, I promise. Grabbing a piece of sharp obsidian from the volcano, he wrapped the broken glass in a special leaf. He then took the glass and, holding Trey firmly, swiftly opened up Treys shoulder. Trey did not scream out despite the fact the only anesthetic he had was his fathers arm. But his teeth ground so loudly we thought they would crack. As the kustom healer continued to make large and deep cuts into the shoulder from both the front and back, blood streamed out of the wounds. This was rubbish blood or poison blood. We were witnessing modern day bloodletting, or more appropriately, bloodletting in these modern days. Just to insure that the rubbish blood gut out, the healer took his finger and jammed it deep into the wounds, right up to the knuckle. Again, the only noise was Dr. Sealeys Adams apple striking his bladder. Then the coup de grace. Niau had taken some leaves, the same he used for everything he treated. Four secret leaves. He placed them in a rusty looking tin can and boiled them over a fire. He then proceeded to pour this boiling leaf concoction into the open wounds. Blood and steaming water dripped onto the jungle floor, creating a pool of mud, sweat and tears. But the only screaming, again, came from Sealey. Our natural inclination would be to grab them and say Hey, this isnt Sooke buddy, you cant do that. But they have done this for thousands of years. Niau finally dressed the wounds in a huge leaf, the name of which he didnt mind divulging. Do these leaves work? Certainly every doctor who has been to Tanna has seen the leaves do something. They are powerful. But rather than go through rigorous peer reviewed, scientifically valid, reproducible, double blind studies, the healing leaves have been passed down from kustom healer to kustom healer. In fact, Niaus son, Yuel, who is being groomed to be the next kustom healer in that village, is actually a microscopist at our hospital. Yup. He works in the lab. As the world shrinks and collides at the same time, fascinating time-tested treatments will meet science in ways that we have yet to look forward to. Having seen the power of leaf medicines, I doubt I will ever trifle with it, but I will respect that there are possible potent pharmacopias still to be discovered by us. Not the miracle multi-level marketed elixirs of some mystery fruit from every second exotic South Pacific island, but rather what exists in remote places like the Amazon, the deserts, the jungles, the tree canopies, the ocean. We need to continue to turn over another leaf and another and another. The world is screaming for answers... or is that just Sealey? Like the column? Youll LOVE the book the Doctor is In(sane), available at Sanibel Island Bookshop. Contact Dr. Dave or read more at www.wisequacks. org. ** Dr. Dave is returning to Africa on safari in September 2013. If interested in going with him, call 888-432-8344 to find out more. From page 22BMushroom Powerexperienced some success in treating this fast-growing form of breast cancer. And researcher and Professor Michelle Martinez Montemayor, PhD (who conducted the study) came to this conclusion: Our findings suggest that reishi extract could be used as a novel anticancer therapeutic for IBC patients. What is my point? If you have cancer, of any kind, Id discuss reishi as an adjunctive treatment with your oncologist. I take reishi supplements on and off throughout the year just for good health (True Reishi brand), and I also buy dried herb from my local herbal apothecary which I soak in water and then cook in my slow cooker on low for 12 hours. This makes a more potent blend. 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. Voted Best Pharmacy on the Island 5 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 Bite and Itch LotionSmall Store Feel, National Chain Periwinkle Way Palm Ridge Road Periwinkle Way Pharmacists Reggie Mathai and Burl Sizemore Pharmacists Reggie Mathai and Burl Sizemore TM/MC Heath MartPHARMACY JD Powers Award In the Palm Ridge Plaza In the Palm Ridge Plaza Free Autism Screening For Young ChildrenThe Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, in partnership with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida, offers a free monthly autism spectrum disorder screening for toddlers 18 months to five years of age. The next screening will be held November 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at McDonalds located at 12990 S. Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers. It is estimated that one in every 88 children is diagnosed with some form of autism spectrum disorder, making it more common than childhood cancer, juvenile diabetes and pediatric AIDS combined. Medical consultants for the project stress that an early diagnosis can make a vast difference for toddlers and their families. They say early intensive behavioral intervention can make an immense difference not just in the development of the child, but in their families as well. The ASD screening is conducted by The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. The screenings are administered by an advanced registered nurse practitioner, who has extensive training and experience in typical child development and developmental disorders. A physician referral is not required. To schedule a screening, call 343-6838. Send your editorial copy to:email@example.com
PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY S LIDIN G G LA SS D OO R S Replacing Sliding Glass Door Rollers, Locks, Tracks and More 239.339.7355www.SliderMedic.comLicensed & InsuredKen & Donna, Owner Operators R CO N S TRU C TI O N Custom Home Building|Remodels Design Service Available Sanibel Owned & OperatedOf ce Phone & Fax 239-472-6711 Joseph Mills Lic. #CBC058789William Mills Lic. #CBC058788 MILLS BROTHERS BUILDING CONTRACTORS C U S T O M H O ME 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. Ron DeCorte #CBC058483 Ph (239) 472-8446 DeCorteFour.comREM O DELIN G Custom RemodelingCook & Son, Inc. Kitchen Baths Carpet Tile Hardwood Concrete Restoration Water Proo ng Stucco Plumbing ElectricalCGC1507121 O ce: 472-9137 Cell: 691-8445 COS METI CS MAGGIE BUTCHER 904 Lindgren Blvd. Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Ph: 239-395-0978 / 317-509-6014 firstname.lastname@example.org Products: www.marykay.com/mbutcher Career information available Gift ideas available NEW! TimeWise Repair Set Turn Back The Clock!P OO L S ERVI C E & REPAIR Islands Premier Pool Service Professional Weekly Service Fast Expert Equipment Repair and Replacement Specializing in Gulfstream Pool Heaters239-699-6279 Deep-EndPool Service25 years experience Lic # CPC1457386 G LA SS 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 INTERI O R DE S I G N 2330 Palm Ridge Road Sanibel, FL 33957 (239) 395-2525 Fax (239) 395-2373 Toll Free: 1-866-395-2525 email@example.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) 239-850-4128TREE & 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: firstname.lastname@example.orgB ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 9, 2012 Development CityYear BuiltSquare FootageListing PriceSelling PriceDays on Market No Development Sanibel1969 2,421 2,350,0002,300,000 47 The Rocks Sanibel2002 4,267 2,188,0002,000,000 253 The ColonyBonita Springs2002 5,917 2,199,0001,875,000 387Bonita BayBonita Springs1996 4,806 1,990,0001,800,000 130 Sandpiper VillageFort Myers Beach1967 2,180 849,000800,000 566 Gulf Harbour Yacht & CCFort Myers1997 3,691 797,000775,000 70 No DevelopmentCape Coral2006 3,391 729,500700,000 327Wildcat RunEstero2010 3,300 759,900680,000 331 Island ShoresFort Myers Beach1951 1,500 695,000660,000 255 Natures Cove Estero2006 2,974 675,000640,000 244Courtesy of Royal Shell Real EstateTop 10 Real Estate Sales
PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY answer on page 26B 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 26B25B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 9, 2012PAINTING 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: 841-4302CONTRACTORS HOME BUILDINGA full service contractor dedicated to exceptional quality at a reasonable price.Voted Best of the Islands 10 times since 1999New Construction Remodeling Commercial(239)472-0200Michael J. ValiquetteGENERAL CONTRACTORIsland Resident Lic. #CGC056909 Hurricane Protection Consultant CO MPUTER C OMPUTERS
PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY PUZZLE ANSWERS SUDOKU KING CROSSWORD MAGIC MAZE SUPER CROSSWORD SCRAMBLERS 26B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 9, 2012 TRAVEL AGENCY 239.472.3171AllWaysTravel@LeighKlein.comCruises, Vacation Packages Leisure & Corporate TravelLeigh Klein OwnerSanibel, FL LAWN MAINTENAN C E PER SO NAL A SS I S TANT btn frrrt rntr-rnt nrnt nrt-n nr rrr rntt!"#$%&&$'%''LAWN S ERVI C E P.O. Box 1067 Estero, FL 33929 Joe Scarnato (239) email@example.comScarnato Lawn ServiceLawn Service, Shrubs and Tree Trimming Weeding, Irrigation Repair and Inspection, Installation of Plants, Trees and Mulch (one month free service available) NEW H O ME S REM O DELIN G & ADDITI O N S New Homes Consulting Remodeling Contracting P.O. Box 143 Sanibel Island, FL Phone: 239-472-2601 Fax: 239-472-6506 TREE AND LAWN TREE AND LAWN 25 years experience Grass, Shrubs & Tree ServiceYou will LOVE our prices and quality of workLicensed & Insured (Annual Accounts Only)Pats Lawn & Tree ServiceCall 239.466.4409 for more infoR OO FIN G SERVING LEE COUNTY FOR OVER 25 YEARSRE-ROOFS/REPAIRS WE FIX LEAKSALL WORK GUARANTEED CCC 1327986239.334.0334 UPH O L S TERY A Friendly Personalized Service From Owner-Operator Steven CservenyakPARAMOUNT DECORATOR & UPHOLSTERYsince 1974 Complete line of quality upholstery work by European CraftsmanWe work with the finest imported silk, satin, damask, brocades, velvets, hand-loomed crewel, embroidered tapestries from Italy, Belgium & India.Antique Furniture Restoration We also do boat cushions & down feather cushions472-8086 735 Donax Street, Sanibel Island
PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY 27B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 9, 2012 CO N S TRU C TI O N/REM O DELIN G CO MPUTER S ERVI C E S LAWN MAINTENAN C E LAWN S ERVI C E Mow-Trim-Landscape Sprinkler Repair Pressure Washing PET S ITTIN G Island Pet SittingKelly TyrrellIsland Resident395firstname.lastname@example.org G ENERAL CO NTRA C T O R 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 REMODELINGTREE & 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 up239-896-6789 FI S HIN G C HARTERLight Tackle Sport Fishing Tarpon Snook Red sh & More p CAPT. MAT CAPT. MAT T T MI MI TCHELL TCHELL USCG USCG Licensed Licensed & Insured & InsuredC: (239) 340-8651www.captmattmitchell.com email: email@example.com Florida Lobster Bites with Avocado-Lime Puree 2 nine-ounce spiny lobster tails, removed from shell and cut into 1-ounce bites 20 three-inch bamboo skewers Canola or olive oil for cooking Sea salt to taste Fresh ground pepper to taste avocado 2 limes, juiced red bell pepper, diced fine Preheat a medium-sized saut pan over medium-high heat. Skewer each lobster bite onto the bamboo skewers and lightly season with salt and pepper. In a blender or food processor, add avocado, lime juice and season lightly with salt and pepper. Puree the avocado mixture until smooth, adding 1 tablespoon of water at a time until the desired thickness of avocado puree is reached. The avocado puree should be smooth and creamy and should be thin enough to pour into a small bowl or shot glasses. Add 1 tablespoon of the cooking oil to the hot pan. Carefully add the skewered lobster bites to the hot pan being careful not to over crowd the pan. Cook lobster bites for just 30 seconds on each side. The lobster bites will cook quickly so it is important to keep a close eye on them. Once the lobster bites are cooked, remove them from pan, and let drain on a paper towel. Repeat the cooking process until all the lobster bites are cooked. This cooking process can be done ahead of time and the lobster can be served cold if desired. To serve, arrange the lobster bites on a plate with a bowl of avocado puree, or add a small amount of avocado puree into the bottom of several shot glasses and top each glass with the cooked lobster bites. Garnish the lobster bites with the fine diced red pepper. Yields four to six servings. Florida Lobster Bites with Avocado-Lime Puree
CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 28B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 9, 2012 HELP WANTED HELP WANTED POSITION WANTED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE SEASONS COMING, CLASSIFIED DEADLINE MONDAY AT NOON SEASONS COMING, CLASSIFIED DEADLINE MONDAY AT NOON 239-395-1213 SANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971RS 5/18 BM TFN COMPANION 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. RS 10/12 BM TFN PUESTA DEL SOL CLEANING SERVICEResidential Commercial Medical Banks Local/seasonal references/free estimate Low prices with free laundry!! Puestadelsolcleaning.com 239-770-4008 Juliasalazar3@hotmail.com 239-878-4472 RS 10/12 CC TFN RS 10/5 BM TFN Robyn & Robb Moran(239) 728-1971John Gee & Company Realtors For Sale1536 Bunting Ln Sanibel Beautifully kept, furnished, 3 br home in quiet, private neighborhood. Split oor plan, large screened porch with tranquil wooded view. GREAT PRICE!!! $433,500 2294 Wulfert Rd Sanibel Spacious 3650ft home in the Sanctuary with great views and amenities. SOLD BY THE MORAN REALTY GROUP 15240 Avalon Bay Ft. Myers Luxurious condo in beautiful gated community. SOLD BY THE MORAN REALTY GROUP SOLD SOLD ISABELLA RASIHAPPY TO HELP YOUWITH ALL OF YOURREAL ESTATE NEEDS! RS 11/9 NC 11/30 1101 Periwinkle Way #105 Sanibel, FL 33957ISABELLA RASI(239) 246-4716EISABELLARASI@AOL.COM International Client Base 600 Shops Worldwide Multi-Lingual Sta 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 firstname.lastname@example.orgRS 10/28 NC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDAt The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000RS 4/6 NC TFN HELP WANTEDJerrys of Sanibel is now accepting applications for the following positions. Part time Wait Staff and Deli days and nights. If you are interested come in and ask for Mark or Tami or call 472-9300.RS 10/12 CC TFN TAX PREPARER Free tuition tax school. IRS approved. Quali es for CE credits. Earn extra income after taking course. Call 239-931-4808 NS 10/19 CC 11/9 SUNGLASS RETAIL POSITIONWe are seeking a fun/personable part time or seasonal professional sales associate in our Sanibel store. Please email resumes to email@example.com NS 10/26 CC 11/9 VETERINARY HOUSE CALLSCoastal Veterinary House Calls. Sanibel resident. Prompt, professional, affordable. 239-938-6838 or 239-579-0804.RS 10/12 CC TFN HOME/CONDO WATCH CONCIERGE SERVICESDorado Property Management Full Range of Services Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 Call Lisa or Bruce at 239-472-8875RS 10/12 BM TFN HOUSE KEEPING SERVICESHouse Keeping services for Sanibel Island home. Contact Mary at 410-1004RS 10/12 CC TFN HELLES CLEANING SERVICESResidential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047NS 10/26 PC TFN LIME TREE CENTER CONDO UNIT FOR SALEFOR SALE Commercial condo in 5-unit complex centrally located on Periwinkle Way. Can be used for of ce or retail. Motivated to sell. $225,000. Call Janie Howland, Realtor, VIP Realty. 239-850-6419. RS 9/7 CC 11/23 OFFICE SPACE900 sq ft. $16. sq/ft. Middle unit. Flexible lease terms. Call Mark at 560-5305 or stop by Matzaluna Restaurant and ask to see space.NS 11/2 CC 11/16 SEEKING LIVE-IN SEASONAL WORKChauffeur, companion, dog-walker, gal friday, light tasks. Mature Maine artist, capable & personable, with references on Sanibel. Call 207-529-5537 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.NS 11/2 CC 11/9 WORK WANTEDLPN available for home care, nursing, appointments, medications, meal preparation. References available upon request. Call 207-350-9410 RS 11/2 CC TFN SANIBELOPEN HOUSES POSTED DAILYRS 11/9 BM TFN Pfeifer Realty Group Sanibel Island, FL239-472-0004VISIT:SanibelOpenHouses.com PART-TIME LAUNDRY/LINEN PACKER25 hours a week Wed; Thurs; Fri; Sun. Bilingual preferred Must read & write English Call David or Ronna VIP Vacation Rentals 472-1613. NS 11/9 CC 11/16 HOME HEALTH PROVIDERLee/Collier County, Recent college graduate,Licensed, 2yrs experience Elderly and Mentally Challenged adults. General transportation,light housework,meal prepa ration,bathing,shopping,etc. Call Valerie at (h) 239-599-4771 (c) 601-818-7196NS 11/9 CC 11/30 SALE PENDING
CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 29B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 9, 2012 REAL ESTATE VACATION RENTAL VACATION RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY TAXES & FINANCE CARS FOR SALE FOR SALE WANTED TO BUY BOATS CANOES KAYAKS SEASONS COMING, CLASSIFIED DEADLINE MONDAY AT NOONDOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800RS 1/30 NC TFN DUNES TOWNHOUSE Dunes; spacious townhouse with 3+bdrms./3 baths avail. btwn. Dec 1st March 1st; Vaulted ceilings, screened in porches, gracious living area and 2 car garage. View is of propertys swim pool and tennis court. Steps to Bay & moments to beach. Cable TV, Wi internet, tel. and central AC. avail. for a 1-3 month rental. Rates based on $800. $1,400. wkly. rates Call owners directly at 508-965-3751 or e-mail: email@example.comRS 10/19 CC TFN PRIVATE BEACH ACCESS GULF PINES 3BDR/2BTH, Screened Lanai, Wi/Fi Pool & Tennis Seasonal & Monthly Rates Owner 786-877-5330 firstname.lastname@example.org NS 10/19 CC TFN Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277RS 10/9 BM TFN ATRIUM CONDO RENTAL2 bedroom/2 bath updated condo. Gulf Front, pool & tennis. Call on this rare offering Rentals Bi-weekly, monthly or Seasonal 239-633-9396 or DSears2007@aol.com RS 10/19 CC 12/7 LIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511RR 7/20 CC TFN NEAR BEACH PRIVATE HOME 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH3 bedroom, 2 bath Home with heated pool, in quiet Sanibel neighborhood. Seasonal and monthly rentals. 239-472-0692 or www.4sanibel.com. RS 10/14 CC TFN FOR RENTFRITZ CARLTON Steps from West Gulf Beach Access. 3BR, 3BA w/den, enclosed pool. Beautiful lake view! Non smoking, dog friendly. Monthly Minimum Seasonal Rental. 239-209-6500. RS 11/9 CC 11/9 CHRYSLER SEBRING CONVERTIBLE(99)For sale by owner! 6 cyl. / 138K. Runs good! Good Condition! Leather seats, new battery, new starter, new radiator. Perfect to enjoy the islands weather and live style. Asking Price $2,600 (obo) Call: 239-738-9171 NS 10/26 NC 11/9 1991 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE69,000 miles. Good condition, New Tires. $6,500. or best offer. Call Ken at 239-472-3757. NS 11/2 CC TFN GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION HOLIDAY ARTS & CRAFTS SALENovember 16 and 17, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. 1522 Huntdale Street East, Leigh Acres. Leaded glass, ower arrangements, art, wood crafts and 18 doll clothes. NS 11/9 CC 11/16 MCGREGOR WOODS COMMUNITY GARAGE SALESaturday, November 10, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kelly Road & McGregor Boulevard Many homes participatingNS 11/9 CC 11/9 Glenn Carretta Broker Associate VIP Real Estate.239-850-9296teamsanibel.com RS 11/9 CC 11/9 GLENN CARRETTA NOW WITH VIP REALTYOPEN HOUSE November 18, 1 to 3 p.m. 1314 Isabel Drive Must see 150 on Water! Bay front views are best on island. 4 bedroom, pool, $2,094,000. BAYVIEW 3/3 Villa East end Wood cathedral ceilings Quaint sandy lane. Bay beach steps away, gulf beach access, 2 min walk pool tennis just 4 Villas on 1.7 acres. A home with advantages of condo living. Now $664,000 beautifully furnished. SANIBEL ARMS WEST L-8 Corner location with gulf views. Excellent condition, on site rentals, pool, tennis, canal and clubhouse. One of the islands most popular beach condos. $479,900. JONATHAN HARBOUR Direct access loton Private island 1 mile from sanibel. Priced well below market $459,000, cleared w/ dock in place. security entry and amenities. Own Rail Freight Equipment Buy Freight Equipment Secured Contractual Fixed High Income 100 % Ownership 100% Tax deduction Immediate Fixed High incomeMinimum Purchase $9,750800-588-4143americansynergycapital.com RS 11/9 CC 11/9 Need a $10,000 Tax Deduction?Sec. 179 IRS Tax codePurchase Rail Freight Equipment $9,750 100 % Tax Deduction for Purchase Deduct 100% up to $139,000 Immediate Fixed High Income800-588-4143americansynergycapital.com RS 11/9 CC 11/9 The End of the Year is Approaching! GARAGE SALESaturday, November 10, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 444 Lighthouse Way, Sanibel Household itemsNS 11/9 CC 11/9 GARAGE SALEONLY GOOD STUFF Garage Sale. You dont want to miss this one!! Saturday, November 10, 8 am 3 pm. Everything from chairs to chainsaws, including: Glassware, Antiques, Jewelry, Furniture, Toys, Collectables, Fishing Gear, and much more. 501 Sea Walk Ct, Sanibel, in Sea Oats subdivision, off West Gulf Drive just past Rabbit Road.NS 11/9 CC 11/9 YARD SALEDean Park, Fort Myers, just east of downtown, will host a neighborhood garage sale on Saturday, November 10 starting at 8 a.m. From downtown, take Second Street going east past Fowler and Park. Turn left on Cranford. For more information call Kathryn Wilbur, President, at 332-1716.NS 11/9 CC 11/9 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 RS 10/19 CC 11/9 HUGE ESTATE/JEWELRY SALELargest collection of silver jewelry in SWFL! Art and jewelry consignments needed now. NEW THIS WEEK Coaster chairs plush (4) Beautiful elephant club chair (1) Art Deco Waterfall Dining Room set Gorgeous Habersham buffet and mirror Rauschenberg, Kettleborough and Remington bronze statues Come by daily and see The Silverneer & Silver Queen only at Sanibel Consignments 2431 Periwinkle Way 472-5222, www.sanibelauction.com RS 11/9 CC TFN ANNUAL RENTALSSANIBELHOMES Updated 2/2 UF piling home, Granite kit/ baths, beach $1,400/mo. Centrally Located, Fresh paint, new carpet, 3/2.5 UF piling Home, 2 garage, $2,200/mo. CONDOMINIUMS Across from Beach, 2/2 F. Pool/tennis @ $1,400/mo Gulf Front, 2/2+den, designer furnished Pool, tennis, Beach $4,000/mo.472-6747Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/OwnerServing The Islands Rental Needs Since 1975 RS 11/9 BM TFNANNUAL RENTAL2/2 UF with Den. On canal, East End of Sanibel. W/D, boat dock, deeded beach access, covered parking. $1,600/month. Sorry, no pets. Call 239-728-1920.RS 10/26 CC TFN RE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311RS 3/30 BM TFN FOR RENT1BR/1BA Fully Furnished, Updated. $950/mo. 239-395-1742 703-914-9532. NS 10/26 CC TFN FOR RENTHome to Share. Large outside deck, carport, laundry room. Furnished $500. + utilities, female. N/P, N/S. Call 239-699-5320NS 11/2 CC TFN
NEWSPAPERSanibel & Captiva Islands CALLING CARD 239-395-1213Emergency................................................911 Sanibel Police . . . . . . . . . . .472-3111 Lee County Sheriffs Office . . . . . . . .477-1200 On Call Captiva Deputy . . . . . . . . .477-1000 Fire Department Sanibel . . . . . . . . . . . .472-5525 Captiva . . . . . . . . . . . .472-9494 Florida Marine Patrol . . . . . . . . . .332-6966 Florida Highway Patrol . . . . . . . . .278-7100 Poison Control . . . . . . . . . .1-800-282-3171 Chamber of Commerce . . . . . . . . .472-1080 City of Sanibel . . . . . . . . . . .472-4135 Administrative Office . . . . . . . . .472-3700 Building Department . . . . . . . . .472-4555 Community Housing and Resources . . . . . .472-1189 Planning Department . . . . . . . . .472-4136 Library Sanibel . . . . . . . . . . . .472-2483 Captiva . . . . . . . . . . . .472-2133 Post Office Sanibel . . . . . . . . . . . .472-1573 Sanibel (toll free) . . . . . . . . 800-275-8777 Captiva . . . . . . . . . . . .472-1674 Sanibel Community Association . . . . . . .472-2155 Senior Center . . . . . . . . . . .472-5743ARTSArcade Theater . . . . . . . . . . .332-4488 Art League Of Fort Myers . . . . . . . . .275-3970 BIG ARTS (Barrier Island Group for the Arts) . . . .395-0900 Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre . . . . . . .278-4422 Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers. . . . . . 472-0168 Gulf Coast Symphony . . . . . . . . .472-6197 Lee County Alliance for the Arts . . . . . . .939-2787 Naples Philharmonic . . . . . . . . . .597-1111 The Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater . . . . . .472-6862 Sanibel Music Festival . . . . . . . . .336-7999 Sanibel-Captiva Art League . . . . . . . .472-4258 S.W. Florida Symphony . . . . . . . . .418-0996CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONSABWA (American Business Womens Assoc.) . 565-7872 or 433-7798 American Legion Post 123 . . . . . . . .472-9979 Angel Flight SE . . . . . . . . .1-877-4AN-ANGELAudubon Society . . . . . . . . . .472-3744 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 . . . . . . . .472-8994 Horticultural Society of the Islands . . . . . . .472-6940 Horticulture and Tea Society of Sanibel and Captiva . . .472-8334 Kiwanis Club . . . . . . . . . . .472-2121 League of Women Voters . . . . . . . . .472-6689 Lions Club (Tom Rothman) . . . . . . . .395-3248 Master Gardeners of the Islands . . . . . . .472-6940 Newcomers . . . . . . . . . . .472-9332 Notre Dame Club of Southwest Florida . . . . . .768-0417 Optimist Club . . . . . . . . . . .472-0836PAWS . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4823 Rotary Club . . . . . . . . 472-7257 or 472-0141 Sanibel Beautification Inc. . . . . . . . .470-2866 Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society . . . . . . .472-6940 Sanibel-Captiva Power Squadron . . . . . . .472-3828 Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club . . . . . . . .395-1770 Sanibel Youth Soccer . . . . . . . . .395-2040 www.sanibelsoccer.org The Military Officers Assc. of America (MOAA, Alex MacKenzie). . . . . . . . .395-9232 United Way of Lee County . . . . . . . .433-2000 United Way 211 Helpline . .(24 hour information line) 211 or 433-3900 Zonta Club . . . . . . . . . . . .671-6381ISLAND ATTRACTIONSBailey-Matthews Shell Museum . . . . . . .395-2233 J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge . . . . .472-1100 Sanibel Historical Museum & Village . . . . . .472-4648 SCCF (Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation) . . . 472-2329 Pets Of The Week 30B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 9, 2012 Shalo ID# 548271 and Galore ID# 548270 Cash ID# 498379 photos by squaredogphoto.com Campaign Aims To Get Pets Home 4 The HolidaysLee County Domestic Animal Services (LCDAS) will join more than 4,000 pet shelters and adoption centers across the U.S, Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico during Home 4 the Holidays, a national event organized to raise awareness of the joys of owning shelter-adopted pets. Organizers hope to match more than 1.5 million dogs, cats, puppies and kittens with loving, adoptive families. LCDAS launched its local campaign on November 1 and by December 31 hopes to place at least 500 pets from its facility into life-long homes. The campaign will place special emphasis on finding homes for those pets that have been at the shelter the longest. Adopters can take home a new family member for $20 to $50 off the regular adoption fee based on their length of stay at the shelter. The adoption fee for all pets includes spay/ neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, flea treatment, de-worming, heartworm test for dogs six months or older, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, a Lee County license for pets three months or older, training DVD, behavior help line, microchip pet ID, Science Diet pet food, and a 10-day health guarantee. The total adoption package is valued at more than $500. In the past, some shelters have actually gone so far as to discourage families from adopting pets during the holidays. Historically, however, this did not stop them from getting new pets during this time. It just took away the adoption option and forced them to support the puppy mill industry. As always, Animal Services works to match the needs of the pets with the lifestyles of the families regardless of the time of year. Adoption hours are 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS). Pictures of pets available for adoption can be viewed online at www. LeeLostPets.com. The website updates hourly. Information about the Lee County Animal Care Trust Fund is also available at www. LeeLostPets.com. Consider a donation to the ACTF for tax-deductible year-end giving. This fund assisted over 1,200 pets this past year requiring veterinary care for illness or injury. Donations can be made online or mailed to: Animal Care Trust Fund, c/o Lee County Domestic Animal Services, 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33912. Pet Bio Name: Cash ID #: 498379 Breed: Catahoula Leopard Dog Sex: Neutered Male Age: 2 Years Old Color: Blue Merle Comments: Ive been waiting a long time for my forever home so Im anxious to meet you. Catahoulas are noted as being loyal protectors and that describes me to a tee. I like to keep my foster mom company while she studies and does other things. Im also house and crate trained. An adult family would be ideal since lots of noise and activity makes me a little uncomfortable. For information or to arrange a meeting with me, contact email@example.com. Adoption Fee: $10 (regularly $75) during Animal Services Home 4 The Holidays Adoption Promo Pet Bio Name: Shalo and Galore ID#: 548271 (Shalo) 548270 (Galore) Breed: Domestic Short Hair Sex: Spayed Females Age: One Year Old Color: Brown Tabby (Shalo) Calico (Galore) Comments: Our dad lost his home so we lost ours too. It would be great if we could find a home together for the holidays and forever. If you are looking for a couple of sweet kitties with a calm but slightly inquisitive nature then we will be just purr-fect for your family. Remember, cats and kittens are two for one so you can take both of us home for one low price. Adoption Fee: $13 (regularly $50) during Animal Services Home 4 the Holidays Adoption Promo. For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www.LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office, off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee, and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500.
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