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NOVEMBER/DECEMBER SUNRISE/SUNSET: 6:59 5:36 6:59 5:36 7:00 5:36 7:01 5:36 7:01 5:36 7:02 5:36 7:03 5:36 VOL. 20, NO. 23 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA NOVEMBER 30, 2012 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands Read Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Famous British Actress Comes To The Straussby Di SaggauMiriam Margolyes is a character actor that most everyone has seen at one time or another. The award-winning British actress is famous for numerous roles, including those on BBC and in the Harry Potter movie series as Professor Sprout. Shes coming to Sanibel and the BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater for a one-woman show December 4 through 9, titled Dickens Women, Margolyes will talk about Dickens and portray about 23 characters drawn from his novels. I recently had the most delightful phone conversation with Margolyes, who was in Manhattan visiting friends. She told me that the idea for Dickens Women was a long gestating thing, something she started thinking about when she was at Cambridge. I felt his life was so dramatic and extraordinary it needed to be presented in the theater, using his characters who were based on real people, she said. continued on page 40Americas Darling To Be Screened Americas Darling: The Story of Jay N. Ding Darling, is the true story of Jay Norwood Ding Darling (1876-1962), a nationally-known cartoonist who changed America by influencing her presidents, shaping her landscapes and winning the hearts of her citizens. Ding Darling, who won two Pulitzer Prizes for controversial political cartoons in the early 1900s, visited Sanibel and Captiva islands often in the 1930s and was responsible for the creation of the refuge which today bears his name. In a three-year odyssey, Marvo Entertainment film producer Sam Koltinsky gathered together stories, photographs, speeches, letters and interviews, assembling a great American story.continued on page 3 One of Jay Norwood Ding Darlings cartoons Miriam Margolyes in Dickens Women photo by Prudence UptonJensens Marina To Host Inaugural Mullet Festivalby Jeff LysiakThis Saturday, December 1, the island of Captiva will be bustling with holiday activities of all sorts. From the raucous and rhythmic Junkanoo Parade to the breathtaking beauty of the Captiva Boat Parade, there will be something for everyone in the family to take part in. The area in and around Jensens Twin Palm Cottages & Marina, for the first time, will stage the inaugural Mullet Festival, an all-day celebration of all things mullet. From fine food to fine art, the legendary mullet one of the most widely caught and consumed species of fish in Southwest Florida waters is an icon which local fishermen like John Jensen admire and respect. The mullet has been a species that, for thousands of years, the Calusa Indians survived by living off of them, said Jensen. But for some reason, mullet is considered sort of on the low end of the food scale. We think that it needs more respect. Its a big part of our history. In large part due to the beginning of another mullet fishing season, and in coordination with the ongoing Captiva Holiday Village schedule of events, the Jensen brothers (John, Jimmy and Dave) decided to pay tribute to the mullet by dedicating a day in its honor. Starting at 11 a.m. on December 1, Jensens Marina will host Mel Meo, an continued on page 40Sanibel Loses Dedicated Volunteer And Environmentalistby Anne MitchellThe unexpected death on Sunday, November 25 of Tim Gardner leaves a void in Sanibels environmental community, but also a lasting legacy of volunteerism and dedication to a cause. Gardner was actively involved in very many island organizations, most of them related to wildlife and nature. He died suddenly at his Sanibel home of a pulmonary embolism. Among the myriad groups with which he was involved, he was president of The International Osprey Foundation at the time of his death. He personally helped to rebuild dozens of osprey nesting platforms that were destroyed in Hurricane Charley in 2004. Gardner served on the board of the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) and was chairman of its research committee. He was a member of the Ding Darling Wildlife Society board, a refuge volunteer, a volunteer for Turtle continued on page 10 Jimmy and John Jensen are excited to host their first annual Mullet Festival on Saturday, December 1 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
2 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 30, 2012 Whats Happening At The House In 2012 Telephone: (239) firstname.lastname@example.org 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 LUMINARY STOP #6Dec. & 5-7pmShell Crafts, Craft Vendors, Food and more! Support our Troops FundraiserThe Greatest Show On Sanibel Presenting: Cirque Vertigo GalaJan. 26, 2012 $100 Tickets on sale Dec. 6Dance Series DatesFeb. 22, March 15, April 13 SERIES SPONSORS: Joe Meek & Marge Meek, Rosier Insurance, Billys Rentals, Billys Bike Shop & Michael Kelly $20/ticket View party Photos www.islandphotographyllc.comTo 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! CLASSESComplimentary Shell CraftingMonday 10-noonZumbaMonday 5:45 pm Tuesday/Thursday 10 am 11 am $15 & Seasonal Packages AvailableSanctioned Duplicate BridgeEvery Tuesday at 1 pm $8.00Painting Every Wednesday 12-3 p.m. Olde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Road239.395.1464 Sanibel Island 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! Home of the sanibel sprout food co-op & Home of the sanibel sprout food co-op & Nikkis Sprout Spout: Our organic juice & Nikkis Sprout Spout: Our organic juice & smoothie bar & gourmet vegan delights! smoothie bar & gourmet vegan delights! Mon.-Sat.: 7am-6pm Fri. & Sat. 9pm-11pm (nightbirds welcome!) Mon.-Sat.: 7am-6pm Fri. & Sat. 9pm-11pm (nightbirds welcome!) Healthy Happy Hour every Friday 5-6pm All juice bar drinks 50% off Healthy Happy Hour every Friday 5-6pm All juice bar drinks 50% off Located at: 2330 Palm Ridge Road, Suite 9 239-472-4499Visit our website at: www.thesanibelsprout.com Please join us on Facebook Let food be thy medicine & medicine be thy food. Hippocrates 460 BC The Sanibel Sprout The Sanibel Sprout Your place to thrive! Your place to thrive! Organic Nutritious Healthy Lifestyle Organic Nutritious Healthy Lifestyle Captiva Community Panel MeetingThe Captiva Community Panel will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, December 11 beginning at 9 a.m. in the Cone Rooms in Chadwick Square at South Seas Island Resort. This meeting is open to all interested islanders and the public. Among the agenda items: Soliciting public input on the panels agenda for the year ahead. Approval of a 2013 budget and meeting schedule for the panel. Approval of nominations (Robert Baugh and Sandy Stilwell) to fill upcoming panel openings. A Captiva Erosion Prevention District update. A Captiva Fire District update. A Hurricane Preparedness & Response Committee update. Other matters as necessary. Public participation is invited and encouraged. The next Captiva Community Panel meeting will tentatively be held on January 8. Information and background documents are available online at www. captivacommunitypanel.com. Also, the panels Bylaws Committee will meet immediate after the December 11 Community Panel meeting, in the same room. Two or more Captiva Community Panel members may be in attendance to discuss possible revisions to the panel bylaws to be drafted and presented to the full panel for discussion and approval. CEPD Meets December 12 The Captiva Erosion Prevention District will hold its monthly board meeting on Wednesday, December 12 beginning at noon in the Wakefield Room at Tween Waters Inn. Call the district at 472-2472 for further information. Lee Republican Womens Club Dinner MeetingThe Lee Republican Womens Club (Chartered) will hold a dinner meeting at the Crowne Plaza Holiday Inn at 13051 Bell Tower Drive in Fort Myers on Tuesday, December 11. Social hour begins at 6 p.m., with dinner and the meeting program to follow at 6:30 p.m. The Honorable Gary Lee, chairman of the Lee County Republican Committee, will be the featured speaker. His speech will focus on the Electoral College. Members of the public and guests are welcome to attend. The cost of the dinner is $20 per person. To make reservations or for more information, contact 574-2571. League Of Women Voters Monthly MeetingThe next monthly meeting of the League of Women Voters of Lee County Florida will be held on Saturday, December 1 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, 12601 University Drive in Fort Myers (northeast corner of Summerlin and College Parkway). The topic of this meeting will be Lee County Human Services and the featured guest speaker will be Ann Arnall, director for the Lee County Department of Human Services. Cost to attend the meeting is $15, which includes breakfast. Student rates are available. Participation is open to League members and the interested public. To make reservations, call 462-3444 or e-mail email@example.com. For more information, contact Sandy Frank, League of Women Voters, Director-Program, at 415-7654. The League of Women Voters of Lee County Florida (LWV Lee) is a non-partisan organization that promotes political responsibility through informed and active participation of citizens in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Information on the programs and issues of the League of Women Voters is available online at www.lwv.org, www. lwvfla.org and www.lwvlee.org. Call 2781032 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
3 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 30, 2012 film footage from the Darlings era. The film begins at 7:30 p.m. on December 7 following Tween Waters Inns presentation of Opera On The Beach. Limited Edition Christmas OrnamentsThe Sanibel School Music Department limited edition Sanibel Island Christmas ornaments are now available. Each year the music department custom designs a new ornament to raise funds for the music program. All proceeds will help with the purchase of music, instruments and equipment for the program to benefit grades K-8. This years ornament features shades of silver with blue seahorses. There is a limited quantity of 300 ornaments. They are $10 each and can be purchased at Baileys General Store and Bank of the Islands. Unique Holiday Boutique, Bakery And Book SaleSanibel Congregational United Church of Christ and the Sanibel Congregational Women In Mission (SCWIM) will sponsor their 8th annual Unique Holiday Boutique on Friday, December 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the church, located at 2050 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. The Unique Holiday Boutique will feature local artists, crafts, jewelry, plants, books, baked goods, trash and treasures as well as a silent auction. Lunch will be available. Proceeds support area missions helping women and children. For additional information, contact Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ at 472-0497 or www.sanibelucc.org. A political cartoon by Jay Norwood Ding Darling 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 From page 1Americas DarlingAs Koltinsky said, Ding, you have taken me on a path that has been creative, inspiring and transformational. It has been my honor to bring your extraordinary story to life by retracing your footsteps and learning from the many stories as told by your grandson, Kip and the host of people interviewed in our project. On Friday December 7, Americas Darling will have its first showing on Captiva, in the place Darling and his wife, Penny, wintered for nearly three decades Tween Waters Inn. The Inn still maintains the Darling cottage and Koltinsky was able to include clips of old 16mm On behalf of everyone at CROW, we would like to express our sympathies to Carol and the entire family on the passing of Tim Gardner. He was a compassionate advocate for the preservation and protection of our natural resources, especially ospreys and wildlife. Tim did so much to help CROW save wildlife through compassion, care and education. We will all miss his good nature, big heart and beaming smile, but we will continue to think of Tim every time we see an osprey soaring above the islands. Steve Greenstein CROW Executive Director CARD OF SYMPATHY Sanibel School Christmas ornament
ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 30, 20124 Islander Betty Barrus turned 89 on Saturday November 17. Barrus held an open house on Sunday to mark the start of her 90th year. Her three children and two grandsons were visiting for the occasion. Friends Nannelle Wehmann and Phil Johnson, Sanibel residents, also attended. Barrus says of the milestone, Life is great! Whoopee. She will be ringing The Salvation Army collection bell this Sunday at Baileys General Store from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Happy Birthday Come for the beaches.... Come for the beaches.... Discover the Shopping Discover the Shopping ShopOnSanibel.com ShopOnSanibel.com Managed by Tahitian Gardens 1975-2019 periwinkle way Something for Everyone Something for Everyone TheVillage ShopsV S 2340 periwinkle wayShop & Be Pampered 630 Tarpon Bay RoadPets Welcome Town CenterC 2496 Palm ridge roadYum to OMAssociation Management Commercial Leasing Property Watch239-395-9111 Rec Center New Years Eve TicketsTickets are on sale now for Poppin, Hoppin & Bubblin Into 2013, the annual New Years Eve Party at the Sanibel Recreation Center, which will take place on Monday, December 31. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the party ends at 12:15 a.m. Cost is $15 per adult (18 and older) in advance; $20 at the door; $12 per child (ages 7 to 17) in advance; $15 at the door; children 6 and under free. Purchase tickets at the Sanibel Recreation Center. Included with the purchase of ticket is food, games, DJ, dancing, magician, juggler, ventriloquist, the traditional midnight balloon drop, other activities and more A 50/50 raffle drawing with 50 percent of the proceeds going to the winner, and 50 percent foing to the citys Rec Center Financial Assistance Program will also be held. Price is six tickets for $5. Need not be present to win. Bingo for adults will be held. Must be 18 or older to play, 75 seats available, fabulous prizes valued in excess of $9,000. Cost is only $85 per chair in advance and $100 at the door. Price includes admission and three Bingo cards. Silent auction will include five great items (to be announced). All proceeds from this event are donated to the City of Sanibel Recreation Center Financial Assistance Program to assist workers on the island and island residents who financially qualify for their children to attend the after school program, fun days, holiday and summer day camp at the Sanibel Recreation Center. Major sponsor of the New Years Eve Party is the Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Foundation. This event is a family-friendly, alcoholand tobacco-free event. Children 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult. The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information, call 472-0345, visit www.mysanibel.com or contact event chairman Barry Roth at 313-9591. Friends Nanelle Wehmann and Phil Johnson joined in the celebration with Betty Barrus Betty Barrus with her three children and two grandsons (239) 472-1111 (239) 472-1111 2330 Palm Ridge Rd. 2330 Palm Ridge Rd. Across from CVS Across from CVS SanBeautys@aol.com SanBeautys@aol.com www.SanibelBeautySalon.net www.SanibelBeautySalon.netSanibel Beauty Salon FREE Bo le of OPI Polish FREE Bo le of OPI Polish with Mani/Pediwith coupon. One of the Best Selections of Domestic and Imported Wines on the West CoastBest Liquor Selection on the IslandsSpecial Orders and Case Discounts Walk-in HumidorGreat Selection of Cigars and Accessories No need to leave the island... it's all right here!Bailey's Shopping Center (just right of the hardware store) Corner of Periwinkle and Tarpon Bay 472-1682Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m. 9 p.m. Sun. noon 7 p.m. WINE SPECIALS (750 ML.)Stark Raving Red or White Reg. $11.99 SALE $7.99 Mondavi Private Selection Cabernet $11.99 Lindemans Chardonnay $6.99 Baileys Irish Cream 750 ml. Reg. $26.99 SALE $23.99 Grey Goose Vodka 1.75 ltr.Reg. $69.99 SALE $59.99 Moet & Chandon Imperial Champagne 750 ml. Reg. $48.99 SALE $45.99 Bombay Sapphire Gin 1.75 ltr. Reg. $42.99 SALE $39.99THEYour One-Stop for WINE SPIRITS LIQUEURS CIGARS GIFT ITEMS YourOne-Stopfor GROG SHOP
5 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 30, 2012 CROWs Holly Ball ReturnsOn Sunday, December 9 at The Sanctuary Golf Club, CROW will host the Holly Ball, a holiday event that for years provided the kick-off for the holidays for many islanders. The event runs on the energy provided by the Holly Belles, a group of dedicated, dynamic and compassionate women, headed this year by chief Holly Belle Merrill Taylor, who care deeply about CROWs efforts to rehabilitate injured wildlife. After a hiatus of several years, the Holly Ball is making a comeback thanks to the commitment and suggestion of Al Hanser, founder, CEO and co-chairman of the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company. The Holly Ball was a great community celebration of CROWs work and a way to bring people together to generate holiday spirit early in the season, said Hanser. All of us at the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company are excited to be the Master Sponsor of the Holly Ball and supporting Merrill and rest of her Holly Belles as they bring a special personalized touch to a wonderful evening that will benefit CROW. CROW is also thankful for the support needed to make this event a success. Everyone at CROW, including our patients, is grateful for the support we are receiving from the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company and the efforts that Merrill Taylor and all the Holly Belles are putting into this special evening, said CROW executive director Steve Greenstein. The Trust Company has been a consistent and generous sponsor of not only CROW events, but also many other nonprofit events in our area. We are honored to have them as Master Sponsor of the 2012 Holly Ball. The Holly Ball is being held from 6 to 11 p.m. with cocktails, hors douvres, fine dining and dancing to the music of Private Stock. Individual tickets are $125 and there are special sponsorship opportunities are available to reserve a Gold Ribbon Table for 10 guests for $2,500. For more information and to make reservations, call CROW at 472-3644 ext. 232. From left, Holly Belles Nicole McHale, Melinda Grahman, Merrill Taylor and Harriet Pattison discuss centerpieces for the Holly Ball to benefit the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife CROWs staff and students invite everyone to attend the Holly Ball MAKE HISTORY THIS CHRISTMAS WITH A GIFT THEYLL TREASURE Miniature Sailors Valentines$55-$159 Lighthouse Ornament by Luc Century$49 Made in Made in America America Exclusive Exclusive to the to the Museum MuseumSanibel Historical Museum & Village 950 Dunlop Rd., Sanibel 239-472-4648 Open Wed-Sat 10-4 Museum Admission $5 for Adults Gift Shop Only Free Open Mon. Sat. 11-5 p.m.
Honky-Tonk Party A Huge SuccessIslanders dusted off their boots, shined up their belt buckles, and put on their best cowboy gear for the Honky-Tonk House Party at The Community House November 10. All guests were given a red bandana to help them get in the spirit of the evening. Country music was provided by DJ and radio personality Gentry Thomas. The mechanical bull, sponsored by Art and Sandi Corace of RE/MAX of the Islands, was a hit for riders and onlookers. There was a poker tournament led by Billy Kirkland and line dancing for all. Food was provided by Lazy Flaming and The Island Cow. FISH, the nonprofit partner for the party, received a load of non-perishable items to restock the pantry shelves. 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 have been sponsoring the dance parties. There are three more scheduled for February 22, March 15 and April 13. Each party has a different theme. Tickets are $20 per person. Reserve early by calling The Community House at 472-2155. LIne dancing was a big hit Joe and Marge Meek Nicole McHale greets House Party guests Claire Beckman, Ron Nixon, Bill and Ginny Fellows photos courtesy of Jonathan Tongyai, Island Photography, LLC. Series sponsor Salli Kirkland held on for the longest bull ride Buzz Murphy and Joanne Marriot Wanda Malone and Frankette Rinaldi Diane Silhavy and George Veillette Toni Rinaldi and Rose Bloomfield Sanibel Community Association Honky Tonk crew photo courtesy of Christopher Koerner Photography Denny and Jean Baer Danny Sutkiewicz and Virginia Nicodemi ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 30, 20126
Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2012 Island Sun USPS 18: Bulk Rate permit paid for at Sanibel, Florida, 33957 Postmaster: Send change of address to Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957 Published every Friday for the people and visitors of Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Distribution: 10,000 12,000 per week (seasonal). Mailed free to Sanibel and Captiva residents every Friday. Subscription prices: Third Class U.S. $50 one year, $25 six months (Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery). First Class U.S. $115 one year, six months $58 (Allow 3-5 days for delivery). Prices include state sales tax. Send subscription requests to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957. The Island Sun will correct factual errors or matters of emphasis and interpretation that appear in news stories. Readers with news, tips, comments or questions, please call (239) 395-1213, or write to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957. FAX number: (239) 395-2299. E-mail: email@example.comRead Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.comContributing WritersKaren Bell Kimberley Berisford Don Brown Nick Brown Constance Clancy, ED.D. Suzy Cohen Marcia Feeney Ed Frank Max Friedersdorf Priscilla Friedersdorf Jim George Shelley Greggs Bryan Hayes Dr. Dave Hepburn Craig R. Hersch Jane Vos Hogg Shirley Jewell Audrey Krienen Patricia Molloy Cindy Malszycki Marge Meek Capt. 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 Lysiak7 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 30, 2012 Lisa Cochrane and Nancy Marn Line dancing fun Poker tables were busy all night long Judy Sharbaugh
ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 30, 20128 Mastersingers Coming To Sanibel Community ChurchStart the Christmas Season off right with The Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers performing Messiah And More on Sunday, December 2 at 6 p.m. at the Sanibel Community Church. The 60-member chorus will be accompanied by orchestra. We are honored to be the first concert in the new Sanctuary of the Sanibel Community Church, said Jill Janda-Kanner, president of the Mastersingers. The Christmas portion of Messiah will be sung with four wonderful local soloists: soprano Beth Wininger, alto Suzanne Keen, tenor Robert Beane and bass Doug Renfroe. The concert will include Christmas Eve at Sea, written for the Mastersingers by former artistic director Nancy Cobb Lippens. It was inspired by her time in Southwest Florida, and in particular by Sanibel Island. Also included will be Carol of the Bells, Carol of the Nativity by John Rutter, and other familiar Christmas carols. There is no admission charge for the performance, but a love offering will be received to assist the local non-profit, Friends Who Care, and Angel Tree, an international ministry to children who have a parent in prison. This performance is made possible by a grant from the LAT Foundation. Sanibel Community Church is located at 1740 Periwinkle Way (next to Jerrys Market). For more information, call 472-2684 or visit www.sanibelchurch.com. Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers A A lso available for PARTIES! OUR YOGURT YOUR WAY Healthy Refreshing Fun 52 TOPPINGS Open everyday 11am to 9pm Located in the Baileys Center 2467 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Island, Florida 33957 USA 239 579 0860 ZebraFrozenYogurt.com NOW OPE N Island Winds CoiffuresHair Salon for Women & Men 695 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel Promenade 472-2591 H "Let us Pamper You!" P Wb P Wb "Josephine" "Josephine" tnfr tnfr Facial Facial Threading Threading ... ...(tr rf fb) NEW CUSTOMERS ALWAYS WELCOME!Featuring Manicures Pedicures Cuts Color Perms Tahitian Gardens, Sanibel 239-395-5353www.SynergySportswear.com Dems Holiday Victory Partysubmitted by June SieberOn Thursday, December 13 at 6 p.m., the Democratic Club of the Islands will meet to celebrate Barack Obamas re-election. The party will be held at Beachview Bistro, 1100 Par View Drive. Entre choices include: Seared mahi mahi with corn and crawfish hash, grilled flat iron steak and red bliss potatoes, roasted chicken and root vegetables, grilled pork loin and black beans, vegetable penne. Dessert is flourless chocolate cake or key lime pie. All island Democrats and progressive friends who worked to re-elect President Obama are invited to attend. Checks for $40 per person must be mailed to DCI, Box 898, Sanibel, 33957 by December 8 with entre choices indicated. Call 395-9078 for more information. The food will be prepared by Melissa Talmage of Sweet Melissas Caf, with music provided by Mike on the guitar. A cash bar will also be available. The Democratic Club of the Islands is an authorized organization of the Lee County Executive Committee, to stimulate interest in political and governmental affairs, to educate the electorate about issues, to further the ideals and principles of the Democratic Party and to support Democratic Party nominees in national, state, and local elections. Contact the DCI at firstname.lastname@example.org.
9 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 30, 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! LOGOS Kids Connect With Filled ShoeboxesLOGOS kids and Sanibel Community Church collected 136 shoeboxes full of toys, personal care items and goodies to be sent all over the world to children for Christmas through Franklin Grahams Samaritans Purse. Its all part of the overall theme of having the children participate in service projects where they make an impact kid-to-kid. Mike and Sharon Bugler coordinate the kids efforts throughout the year. Sanibel Community Church is located at 1740 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. For additional information about the church or the LOGOS program, call 472-2684. Mike Bugler with a trunk filled with shoeboxes collected by LOGOS kids Geller To Speak With Unitarian UniversalistsUnitarian Universalists of the Islands will meet on Sunday, December 2 at 5 p.m. in Fellowship Hall at the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way. The service is open to the public. Unitarian Universalists welcome people with diverse beliefs from all religious or philosophical traditions. Rabbi Selwyn Geller of Bat Yam Temple of the Islands will speak about two components of the Arrogance of Power, the arrogance of knowledge and the arrogance of behavior. Those who interact with their communities through the lens of I have the better knowledge to lead you, fail to place trust in and listen to the collective wisdom of their communities. And those in power who attempt to regulate behavior according to their own specific beliefs by creating laws to limit social rights are guilty of the arrogance of behavior. Rabbi Geller, a native New Yorker, has travelled widely in his career as a rabbi in the military chaplains services. Growing up, he attended Hebrew parochial schools and, after completing his education at Brooklyn College, was ordained as a rabbi. He began a long and distinguished career as a military chaplain when he enlisted in the Air Force Chaplain Service during the Korean War. Rabbi Geller graduated from the Air Command & Staff College in 1956 and taught at the Air Force Chaplain School in Montgomery, Alabama. After a period in the Air Force Reserves, Rabbi Geller returned to active duty during the Vietnam War and remained so until 1992, when he graduated from the National War College and also retired as the Chaplain of the National Defense University. During his active duty, he has served servicemen and women in the U.S. and abroad. In addition to his military education, Rabbi Geller attended Georgetown Universitys Foreign Service School and Princeton Universitys graduate Politics Department. He taught Political Theory and American Government at the University of Tennessee and served as Director of Religious Education at Temple Beth El in Knoxville, Tennessee from 1961 to 1967. Since retiring, Rabbi Geller has served as the Rabbi of Temple Beth Shalom in Toms River, New Jersey, Temple Covenant of Peace in Easton, Pennsylvania and Temple Bat Yam of the Islands on Sanibel. He is a member of the Central Conference of American Rabbis (Reform). Rabbi Geller is married to the former Eva Rubinstein and they have a daughter, a son-in-law and two grandchildren that live in RaAnana, Israel, a northern suburb of Tel Aviv. Lively discussion, fellowship and refreshments follow the service.
ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 30, 201210 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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He was also active with the Sanibel Bayous Preservation Association and was instrumental in the completion of the culvert under Sanibel-Captiva Road, which revitalized Clam Bayou by connecting it to the back bay. Gardner moved to Sanibel in 1988 with his wife, Carol, after retiring from the Environmental Protection Agency. He is among those credited with effecting the ban on DDT in 1972 after it was learned that the use of the insecticide harmed fish and wildlife and caused a decline in the number of bald eagles and other raptors because their egg shells were too thin to support chicks. Erick Lindblad, executive director of SCCF, said of Gardner, He helped many organizations in many ways. He was just a can-do, wonderful volunteer. Lindblad also recalled how Gardner would drop in on him and ask if he needed help. I would give him a list of things and he would pick one and say, Done!. Gardner would return a few days later with a report on the completed task. He was just a real special person, added Lindblad. Paul Tritaik, manager of the JN Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel, called Gardner a great volunteer and a great man. He contributed so much to the refuge, said Tritaik. He spent most of his volunteer hours helping our grounds maintenance program and he also would help with specific projects as needed. He was also a wealth of information and had quite a distinguished career with the EPA. Even in retirement, he was involved in so many organizations. Tritaik also commented on Gardners good sense of humor and good attitude. We lost a great man and we are going to miss him dearly. All the work he has done will live on and he will always be remembered, Tritaik added. A memorial service will be held at a later date. 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11 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 30, 2012 History ProgramThe history of St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church on Sanibel was the program presented on November 11 by parishioners Dory Rooker and Don Adams. From 1890 to 1895, Episcopal priest George Fitzhugh conducted services in homes on the island. In 1921, Father Rudolph Stahley of Wulfert held a service and baptism. And by 1927, he was holding weekly services at the Matthews hotel (now the Island Inn). In 1925, Adolphus Busch contracted the architect Gustel Kiewitt from Germany to build a barn on his sons farm in Missouri. The barn resembled St. Michaels more than any other work by Kiewitt. His design utilized lamella, which are wooden ribs curved on one edge and beveled at both ends, having the appearance of a fishnet and the effect of an arch. The lamella was also used for the St. Louis Arena, Houston Astrodome and the New Orleans Superdome. Groundbreaking Began In 1960 The first service was held on February 26, 1961. Sunday school, patio and chapel area additions were built between 1963 and 1971. Between 1981 and 1987, Phoebe Haynie, wife of the senior warden Robert, managed the thrift shop located in a pasture on the east end of Sanibel. She helped get the new Noahs Ark built about 1975. The church, located at 2304 Perwinkle Way, has seen many other renovations in the past decades but remains substantially as envisioned by the architect and founding members sixty years ago. St. Michaels continues to be home to a vibrant and growing community on Sanibel. Empty BowlsThe Fort Myers fifth annual Empty Bowls event will be held at the Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd. in Fort Myers, on Saturday, December 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The public is invited to attend. The popular event will feature 700 handmade ceramic bowls created and donated by Lee County students in 18 schools. Admission is a $10 donation to the Harry Chapin Food Bank. This donation entitles the individual to select a bowl and receive a variety of soup selections from ten local restaurants. Not only would the selected bowl be a wonderful, useful item in the home, but the purchase of an additional bowl would also make an excellent gift. In addition, those attending will be able to participate in a silent auction of special bowls provided by artisans. Panera Bread is the presenting sponsor of the event. Lehigh Senior High School art teacher Suzie Somogyi is serving again this year as the chair for the Empty Bowls committee. Ten local restaurants to date will be providing tasty soups for the event and Panera Bread Caf will offer hearty bread to accompany the soups. Early commitments include Jasons Deli, Vegetarian Vegetable; University Grill, Pasta Fagioli; Prawnnbroker, Manhattan Clam Chowder; Panera Bread, Broccoli Cheddar; Oasis, Chicken Noodle; LaMottas, Minestrone; Mels Diner, Turkey Noodle; Christofs on McGregor, Acorn Squash; McGregor Caf, Lentil; and Sweet Tomatoes, Chicken Pot Pie. The soups will be served to the public by a variety of celebrities. Attendees will be entertained with performances by six student groups. Pottery demonstrations throughout the event will be provided by Chas Bean and Theresa West-Taylo. Also, Way Too Tall Torrie will be creating balloon animals for the children. For information or to contribute, call 334-7007 or visit www.harrychapinfoodbank.org. Bake SaleThe Womens Guild of Sanibel Community Church invites residents of Sanibel, Fort Myers and Estero to their Holly & Ivy Bazaar & Bake Sale on Friday, December 7. The event begins at noon and lasts until 9 p.m. Lunch will be served from noon to 3 p.m. and a silent auction will take place from noon to 8 p.m. All gift items are made by Womens Guild members; one-of-a-kind creations include hand-painted ornaments, decorated Christmas trees, tree skirts, angels, hand-knit goods, quilts, childrens clothing, costume jewelry and a variety of stocking stuffers. Edible delights include homemade fudge, local honey and fresh mammoth pecans. The bake sale will feature pies, cakes, cheesecakes, cookies, breads, muffins and assorted treats. Everything is reasonably priced, with proceeds to SCC missions. Sanibel Community Church is located at 1740 Periwinkle Way. For more information, call 472-2684. CHRISTMAS AT SANIBEL COMMUNITYCHURCH THE MASTER SINGERS Sunday Evening, December 2 ~6:00 p.m.It will be an unforge able evening with the Master Singers and orchestra as they perform Handels Messiahand More. The concert begins at 6:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public! A special o ering will be taken for Friends Who Care on Sanibel and Angel Tree, to provide gi s for children who have a parent in prison. Luminary Lights On Sanibel Friday, December 7Guild Christmas Bazaar ~ Noon 9:00 p.m. Heres a great opportunity to let Christs light shine around the world as monies are raised for various missions organiza on. The Bazaar and Bake Sale opens at noon, with lunch available. A fabulous silent auc on takes place, with bids closing at 8:00 p.m. Walk Thru Bethlehem ~ 6:00 9:00 p.m. Step back in me to the night of Christs birth. The historic Chapel is transformed to the City of Bethlehem, lled with Bible Characters. This year there will be a special presenta on of Walk Thru Bethlehem on Sunday, December 9, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Courtyard Luminary Celebra on ~ 6:00 9:00 p.m. Great Parking, Free food and drink, pe ng zoo, games for children and live music all night long! Come walk through a beau ful extravaganza of luminary lights celebra ng Christ Jesus the KING! Logos Children will be singing at 7:00 p.m. Christmas Eve at Sanibel Community Church Monday Evening, December 24 Three services of worship: 6:00 p.m. Contemporary under the stars in the Courtyard. 8:00 p.m. Tradi onal in the New Sanctuary. 11:00 p.m. Tradi onal with communion in the Historic Chapel! Sanibel Community Church.1740 Periwinkle Way 239 472 2684.www.sanibelchurch.com
ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 30, 201212 Shell Point Donates To FISH Food Pantry Shell Point Retirement Communitys Shell Point Cares program donated several bags of nutritious food to the FISH Food Pantry on Sanibel to help those in need during the holidays. Staff members of Shell Point Assisted Living recently visited FISH on Sanibel to drop off this generous gift. With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, this donation could not have arrived at a better time, said Christine Swiersz, FISH program director. We are planning to provide over 42 families a full Thanksgiving meal. Shell Points donation will greatly assist our many clients in need around the holidays and will help to re-stock our year-round food pantry. We truly appreciate Shell Point for offering a helping hand so we can continue to help our neighbors on the islands. With Shell Point Retirement Community being in such close proximity to Sanibel Island, we truly consider the Island to be one of our closest neighbors, said McKenzie Millis, assisted living healthcare marketing specialist. We are proud to support FISH in its mission of neighbors helping neighbors. We work closely with the entire FISH team in sharing resources and expertise in the healthcare and retirement arena. With so many Sanibel residents retiring to Shell Point it is great to see how many Shell Point residents are still active volunteers or supporters of FISH. Often, we have Sanibel residents choosing the skilled nursing facility at Shell Point for a short term rehab stay. It is a pleasure to work with FISH in setting up Meals On Wheels or the daily assurance calls program to help our neighbors returning to Sanibel to live as independently as possible. We value our partnership and work closely with FISH in serving seniors throughout our community, said Millis. The mission of FISH is to lend a helping hand to those in need who live, work or visit Sanibel and Captiva by providing free services such as transportation, food pantry, meal delivery, health equipment and emergency financial assistance through a group of volunteers who care about enhancing the quality of life for all those who request help. This past September, at the peak of our off-season, we had 124 island families visiting the food pantry on a regular basis. said Maggie Feiner, executive director of FISH. We are so grateful for Shell Points continued support and this generous food donation to help us keep our food pantry stocked. To learn more about Shell Point Retirement Community, visit www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131. Course Offered At ChurchA course titled From Peasant Girl To Queen Of Heaven: Mary Through The Ages will be held W ednesdays, December 5 and 12. Identical sessions will be offered at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. at Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way. As Christmas approaches, there is a great deal of emphasis placed on the art, music and literary works that feature the Virgin Mary. Over time, the simple peasant girl Miriam (Mary) of Nazareth, the mother of Jesus, has evolved into a greatly revered and venerated being. Beginning with the biblical accounts of her life (which are actually fairly scant), the Rev. Dr. John H. Danner, will explore the development of Mariology theology about Mary. In this three-week course, Dr. Danner will lead the class in exploring the classic doctrines of Mary including the doctrines of Immaculate Birth, Virgin Birth and her Assumption. Participants will also explore how rediscovering Mary can help advance the spiritual lives of all Christians. Additionally, the course will examine the many ways Mary is reflected in popular and high culture. Classes are free and open to the public. For further information, call the church office at 472-0497 or visit www. sanibelucc.org. Shell Point donates to FISH of Sanibel Habitat Chief To Address Island ParishionersKatherine Kitty Green, president and CEO of Habitat For Humanity of Lee and Hendry counties, will address parishioners of St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church at the Forum Speakers Series on Sunday, December 9 starting at 9:30 a.m. The focus of Greens speech will be Habitats mission of helping low income working families own their own decent, affordable homes. In the last fiscal year, the organization sold 70 rehabilitated homes to its partner families, remediated 20 homes with Chinese drywall and opened its second ReStore Retail & Donation Center. Greens appearance at St. Michaels will be the initial step in the churchsponsored project to raise $50,000 to rehabilitate a Habitat home in the Harlem Heights neighborhood of South Fort Myers. St. Michaels Christmas offering is being designated for the project, as are the proceeds of a social event entitled Raise The Roof, to be held on February 1 at The Community House on Sanibel. That evening, there will be a live auction at which attendees will have the opportunity to bid on construction materials and fixtures to be used in the houses rehabilitation. Habitat For Humanity International was founded by Millard Fuller in the late 1970s to put Gods love in action. Fuller was passionate about what he called the theology of the hammer -his description of how people are helped by helping others. One of the first affiliates, the local Habitat was chartered in late 1982 and is celebrating 30 years and more than 1,200 families housed. Kitty Green SALE STARTS AT NOON Ends at 9pm! Silent Auction
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ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 30, 201214 Bobcat Tales At SCCFThere is a bobcat that calls every inch of Sanibel and Captiva home. Anecdotal observation points toward November being mating time for bobcats on the islandskeep your ears open for caterwauling. Come to SCCF and learn more about these shy felines that live so peacefully amongst us. The program begins at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, December 5 at the SCCF Nature Center, 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Cost is $5 per adult, with SCCF members and children admitted free. Following the program, take a walk on the trails to the Sanibel River, look for bobcat scat and climb the tower overlooking the Sanibel River. Call 472-2329 or visit www.sccf.org for more information. This image of an adult bobcat was taken on January 13, 2012 on the grounds of The Sanctuary Golf Club on Sanibel Orchid Society Holiday LuncheonThe Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society will present a holiday luncheon at the Sundial Resorts Windows On The Water on Monday, December 17 at 11:30 a.m. The featured speaker will be Rafael Romero of Plantio la Orquidea, who will be speaking on Spectacular Schomburgkias. Plantio la Orquidea has the largest orchid reproduction laboratory in Venezuela, and more than half of its capacity is dedicated to orchid species in South America as well as from around the world. To provide better service to U.S. customers, Plantio opened a facility in Sarasota in 2003. Cost for the luncheon is $20 for SanCap Orchid Society members and $24 for guests, which includes tax and gratuity. Luncheon choices include a seafood crepe or an open-faced chicken sandwich with melted cheese, bacon and tomato. All entrees include non-alcoholic beverages, a small tossed salad, seasonal vegetables and dessert. Cocktails, wine and beer are also available for additional purchase. Membership dues for 2012-13 are $20. Reservations for the luncheon, including choice of entree, should be made with payment to the Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society by December 10. To make reservations, contact SanCap Orchid Society treasurer Marilyn Kloosterman at 472-9408. For all other questions, call Nannette Lehr at 3953327. Mon-Fri 9:30 am 4 pm Sat 9 am 3 pm (at the East End) 455 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel395-3455Unique Clothing for the well dressed Island Girl & Island Woman Size 2 3X Lisette Pantalon Joseph Ribkoff Crazy Larry Mon-Fri 9:30 am 4 pm(at the East End)455 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel472-5544Exclusively at On Sanibel For Over 20 Years! OPEN FOR LUMINARY Saturday Hours 9 am 3 pm Fort Myers Womans Community Club presents December 7 23, 2012 5:00 9:00 p.m. Historic Burroughs & Langford Kingston Homes Downtown Ft. Myers Admission $5, Children 10 & under free2012 212 Christmas Around the World Holiday House is located at the corner of First & Fowler in downtown Fort Myers. Edison Pageant of Light, Inc. d Tour two festively decorated historic homes Visit Santa Claus nightly Military & Veterans visit free with ID Free parking at First United Methodist Church at Fowler Street www.fmwcc.com 239-738-3710 S p ecial thanks to: F irst Unite d e t h o d ist Ch urc h Me rt Myers, Florida Flor ida F o r O u r g i f t to So S So So So So So So S So o ut ut u u ut ut u u hwest F lorid a fo fo fo fo fo fo fo f f f r r 5 6 y ears!
15 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 30, 2012 Rotary Happenings submitted by Shirley JewellIs there a doctor in the house? At our last Rotary club meeting we had somewhere around six medical doctors and one dentist (majority retired), along with our guest speaker Dr. Parke Avery, otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat doctor). Dr. Avery came to speak to us about the Invisible Crisis here in America. The Invisible Crisis is Parkes term for the impending shortage of physicians in our country. It is estimated that there will be a shortage of between 130,000 to 175,000 physicians in this country by the year 2020, somewhat due to the cost of a medical education and the cost of running a medical practice. Another component in the doctor shortage is that a large percentage of our doctor pool is retiring. Cost of a medical education is rising. Are young people able to finance this education themselves? The estimate for their education, between $150,000 to $300,000, and the median debt at graduation is on the upside of over $100,000, then on to a residency program at a hospital. Yes, you get a stipend but that really doesnt pay the bills. There isnt even the number of doctors graduating from colleges to fill the residency openings at our hospitals, and a percentage of new medical residents come from abroad. The Balanced Budget Act of 1997 froze the number of Medicare-supported medical residency positions in hospitals at 1996 levels; the thinking then was that there was an impending glut of doctors, but that did not hold true. Our growing and aging population is demanding more medical attention. The demands for medical specialists and up-to-date medical technology is staggering; ever try to get an appointment with a dermatologist? Our population wants medical care and they want it now. We need to revisit our government funding for doctors. There is a growing trend toward easing the doctor shortage by expanding the use of physician assistants and other medical team specialists. The introductions of robotics and medical technologies help with the delivery of services and diagnosis but doctors are essential to the conveyance of precise medical treatment. We are on the cusp of many crucial medical discoveries that involve treatment of cancers. Aging population brings with it the need for specialists in diabetes (doubled in 30 years), obesity (America ranked #1), memory enhancement programs and a large spectrum of other specialties. Low doctor-to-patient ratios have consequences; appointment delays, long wait at doctors offices, face-to-face doctor time shortened, and extended travel for specialists. But dont blame the Affordable Health Care Act (Obamacare) for the doctor crisis, its been a long time in the making. It only takes one personal experience of not having the ability to receive good medical care when you need it to recognize the facts and want to solve this problem. The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. every Friday at Bistro At Beachview, 1100 Par View Drive. For further information regarding the Sanibel Rotary or Rotary International, call 337-1099. Dr. Parke Avery Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy & Pilates Phone # 239-395-5858 Administrative Of ces & Classrooms Phone # 239-472-9700 Conveniently located on Periwinkle Way across from Sanibel Community Park Conveniently located on Periwinkle Way across from Sanibel Community Park
ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 30, 201216 Cruise To Historic Tarpon Lodge, Indian MoundsCaptiva 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. This cruise will depart from McCarthys Marina on Captiva on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and travel to Pineland on Pine Island. Along the way passengers will get an up close look at historic fish houses of Pine Island Sound and discuss the areas diverse fishing cultures from the indigenous Calusa to Spanish Cuban Ranchos, to the Punta Gorda Fish Company and to the spectacular tarpon and sport fishing of today. They will be greeted at the Tarpon Lodge and passengers will be oriented to this spectacular location, the family-run business and its storied tradition of fishing within Pine Island Sound and Charlotte Harbor. Passengers then will relax amid old Florida charm of the 1926 lodge where lunch will be served with waterfront views. After lunch they will walk across the street to The Randell Research Center. The center, a program of the Florida Museum of Natural History, aims to establish and maintain the Pineland archeological and historical site as a permanent facility dedicated to learning and teaching the archeology, history and ecology of Southwest Florida. An educator will guide the group on the Calusa Heritage Trail to one of the pre-Columbian 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 & Shelling excursions to Cayo Costa State Park, Sailing Adventures, Sunset Cruises, and Dolphin Watch & Wildlife Adventures with The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation. Additional information and reservations may be obtained by calling 4725300. Master Gardeners Date ChangeAttention Sanibel-Captiva gardeners date of meeting change. Due to a special event by the Sanibel Library involving the entire facility, the December meeting of the master gardener lecture series will be held on the second Thursday, December 13 at 10 a.m. at the library. The remainder of the 2013 programs will all be held on the first Thursday of each month has been the case for the past eight years. The speaker for the December 13 program is Sonja Smith, a master gardener for 23 years, who will speak on Garden Lore Examination of Gardening Practices. She will validate or debunk many of the commonly accepted good gardening practices. Two of the most respected academic authorities (authors and research professors) state that any planting instructions and many other practices written prior to 1987 are no longer valid. Smith will discuss and illustrate how to plant a root bound herb or shrub, the proper depth and size of planting hole, the use and amount of organic backfill, to prune or not prune a newly planted herb or shrub or tree, the proper depth and size of planting hole, proper container planting of vegetables, herbs and flowers, best practices in cleaning tools, merits of compost, the leading cause of decline or death of shrubs and trees, and irrigation recommendations for new trees and shrubs. She will compare eight beneficial animal manures and some fascinating facts on organically grown food and recommendations for fertilization of native and non-native plants. The speaker has taken these guidelines which have been adopted by American Nursery and Landscape Association, American Society of Consulting Arborists, American Society of Landscape Architects and the Tree Care Industry Association and Land Grant American Universities such as University of Florida for her talk. This program is in the top five of the previous 60 programs. The meeting is free and open to the public but seating is limited. Volunteers Needed For Bird CountSanibel-Captiva Audubon will conduct its annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) 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 early-winter 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 Christmas Bird Count or CBC is citizen science in action. Prior to the turn of the 20th century, people engaged in a holiday tradition known 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 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 population centers in northeastern North America. Those original 27 Christmas Bird Counters tallied a total of 90 species on all the counts combined. Volunteers are needed for this years CBC on Sanibel and Captiva. Birding skills are helpful but not necessary. If you would like to participate in this years Sanibel-Captiva CBC, you can sign up or get more information by calling 3953804. A depiction og the Calusa Indian Mounds at the Randell Archeological Site 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... Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299 or email email@example.com
Please join us this weekend Saturday & Sunday December 1 & 2 for $10 off all watercraft rentals Thank you to all of our loyal customers for supporting Tarpon Bay Explorers for the past ten years!And a very special thanks to US Fish & Wildlife, "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge staff and volunteers for your support and partnership.Just say Happy 10th Anniversary to receive your discount!Hope to see you on the water!239-472-8900Visit www.tarponbayexplorers.com HAPPY 10TH BIRTHDAY TARPON BAY EXPLORERS! 17 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 30, 2012
18 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 30, 2012 472-9300Located at Periwinkle & Casa Ybel1700 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL Store Hours Every Day 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.Santa will be present from 5:30 7:30 pm Free photos with SantaSAX MUSIC by Local Musician Ken LimeriHappy Holidays To All! Girl Scouts serving Hot Dogs & Sodas (Donations Welcome!) Wine & Food Tastings Served Join us Luminary NightFriday, December 7th Storm Readiness ProgramIn 1873, a 14-foot storm surge reshaped the islands. In the 1920s three storms forever changed Captiva. Changing winds and tidal waters are part of living on the island coast. The ever changing Blind Pass is a perfect example of sand and water in motion. The question is are you ready for what comes? Join Doris Holzheimer and Kristie Anders on Wednesday, December 5 at 2 p.m. at the Captiva Civic Association building for a program on storm readiness and the history of some of the most significant storms to hit the area in the past 150 years. It is now believed about half the population in Southwest Florida did not own or live in the Southwest Florida area. For some, Friday the 13th of 2004 will never fade from their memory. More importantly, the days that followed Hurricane Charley meant either a reasonably informed public or mass confusion. Now is the time to think about what a storm may mean to you. Yes, hurricane season is over for the year. But no one should think theres no chance of a weather event disrupting their lives in the upcoming month. A March no name storm washed out a bit of Captiva Drive, high winds from back to back cold fronts have taken out electricity, and waves generated far offshore can still generate a rip current. Be storm ready. Be smart and selfreliant. Know how to effectively lend a hand if the need arises. Storm readiness is one in the series of Captiva Holiday Village Chautauqua events. Downburst House interior after Hurricane Charley Blind Pass bridge and bayou, 1944 To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213
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20 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 30, 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 1by Capt. Matt MitchellCooler mornings did little to slow the bite this week. Trips produced a great mixed bag of fish. Mornings were a little chilly when running from one place to another but with bright sunshine, once we anchored up and began fishing, things quickly warmed up. Winter time live shrimp fishing is hard to beat for both variety and non-stop action. Redfish were the main target of most trips this week but lots of other species got in on the party. Everything that swims in our waters eats shrimp and though most fish are not trophies, you never know when you will hook into that monster on light tackle. Most redfish I caught this week were all found close to home as I targeted areas in the southern sound. During higher water the redfish were caught under the mangrove shorelines on the east side of the sound along with potholes around oyster bars. During lower periods of the tide, deeper mangrove channels and shorelines in and around the Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge held redfish. Just about every spot I tried for redfish held at least a few, with some places generating non-stop action. Though most of these redfish are bluetailed and on the small side of the slot, they are basically our normal winter sized redfish. What they lacked in size they made up for in sheer numbers. Catching 20-plus redfish and coming home with a limit of slot sized fish up to 25 inches is never a bad thing. It seems the slot-sized fish are mixed in with these rat reds. If youre catching shorts, just stay put and, after four or five shorts, you will get a keeper. Its great to see so many redfish around and its a good sign that our winter time redfish action will be very consistent. Some of the biggest sheepshead so far this winter season were also caught on trips this week. Four-pounders and even a few closer to five pounds were caught in and around the passes and while targeting redfish along mangroves. Both live and small pieces of shrimp rigged on a small sharp hook, light leader and just a big enough split shot to get the bait to the bottom was the rig of choice. Either side of Redfish Pass was a good place to give these sheepshead a shot. Find structure, either downed trees, docks or rock jetties, and anchor up close enough to get a bait right down on it. Sheepshead hang tight to the structure, feeding on the barnacles. During clear water conditions, you will see the big schools of these black and white striped members of the porgy family. The colder conditions get, the better the sheepshead bite, with action usually peaking before they spawn around February. If youre looking for a real monster of five pounds plus, the nearshore wrecks and reefs are hard to beat. The biggest sheepshead of the week on my boat was caught by Hunter Jolly of Sebring. While working a mangrove shoreline for redfish, Hunter landed one that was just short of five pounds. The same shoreline also produced a few smaller sheepshead, redfish, one nice sized flounder and even a few snook up to 26 inches, all within about 30 minutes. With a colder than usual winter forecast, sheepshead will be a go-to species for us during cold periods. They are a great food fish as they only feed on crustaceans and have firm, white, mild meat. They are a favorite of many winter time anglers in Southwest Florida along with the fact that the bag limit on them is 15 per angler per day. Many of our winter time residents target sheepshead day in day out. I enjoy fishing for them when a client requests it as they are something different and it takes a little finesse to catch them.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Hunter Jolly from Sebring with his big sheepshead caught fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell this week Cool Temperatures Mean Plenty Of Action For Anglers 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 email@example.com; or call Anne Mitchell at 395-1213. BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island
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22 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 30, 2012 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" Marine Lab Goes Wild With IslandersThe SCCF Marine Lab scientists are often in the field collecting samples, data and maintaining equipment. On Thursday, December 6, islanders are invited to go wild by joining the biologists on the marina dock at Tween Waters Inn at 11 a.m. to explore the world under the mangrove roots. Mangroves branches are important to the ecosystem by protecting the shoreline or providing a safe haven for birds, but few people have had the chance to peer below the water into the wonder-filled world amongst the tangled roots of the mangroves. The SCCF Marine Lab team will be at Tween Waters to show some of the critters that make their home on, in and around the world beneath the glare. This activity begins at 11 a.m. and is free to the public. Reservations are not necessary. That same afternoon beginning at 1:30 p.m., SCCF scientists will lead a kayak adventure to the sea grasses that grow in Pine Island Sound. These underwater meadows are home to unique species of animals not easily seen from a speeding boat. Paddlers are encouraged to reserve a kayak from Captiva Kayak by calling 395-2925. The boats will be available for $30 per person. Seine nets and dip nets will be provided. Participants will get extra enjoyment out of this adventure if they wade through some of the shallow areas looking for brittle stars, pipefish and kings crowns. Sea grasses are a major food source for manatees and also provide a substrate or place for other creatures to attach. Seeing through the eyes of the scientists, a person will be amazed at the number of animals that live on a single sea grass blade. Participants are asked to arrive 30 minutes prior to the trip to assure that they have the proper fit of kayak and paddle for their individual needs. These two science-in-the-field programs are part of Captiva Holiday Villages Chautauqua series. Thalassia or turtle grass in flower Sea grass bed The pipefish is a relative of a sea horse 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!
23 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 30, 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. Thursday: Crazy Crab Races Music Friday-Saturday: Bad Banditos 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. An Inside Look At Wildlife Recovery submitted by Claudia BurnsThe CROW Picture Show offers an insiders look at why critters come to CROW, and features photos of the wild animals who wind up there. Last year, CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife) cared for 4,253 sick, injured and orphaned animals. Of the 200 different species, 58 percent were birds, with 36 percent mammals and six percent reptiles/amphibians. Due to restrictions imposed by governmental agencies, CROW cannot allow visitors to view patients in person. But in this 30-minute presentation, visitors see numerous photos of current and past patients, with commentary by Claudia Burns, a veteran clinic volunteer. The CROW Picture Show is on Friday December 7 at 11 a.m. in the CROW Healing Winds Visitor Education Center at 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road, across from The Sanibel School. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for teens, free for members and children 12 and under. The fee includes the presentation, plus the opportunity to explore the hospitals hands-on educational facility and become familiar with CROWs efforts to save wildlife through compassion, care and education. For more information, call 472-3644, ext. 228. To learn more about CROW, visit www.crowclinic.org. Baby bobcat sleeping Baby bobcat being fed Baby fawn being fed Injured fawn with bandaged leg photos courtesy of CROW
24 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 30, 2012 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 BP Awards Ding Wildlife Society $60,000 GrantThe Ding Darling Wildlife SocietyFriends of the Refuge (DDWS) received confirmation last week that it will receive a $60,000 marketing grant established through the BP Amoco settlement. We are the only Sanibel and one of two Lee County organizations to receive a grant from the Gulf Tourism and Seafood Promotional Fund, which is to be used to promote tourism and seafood, said DDWS Executive Director Birgie Vertesch. DDWS plans to use the funding over two years allotments to promote the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island as an ecotourism destination in markets across the nation. We are looking at a multitude of advertising and marketing ideas and looking to maximize the dollars spent by working cooperatively with others as well as on our own, said Vertesch. From magazines to newspapers to stepping up our social media coverage, You Tube videos, and creating an animated video, we aim to educate the public about our wonderful refuge and its wildlife. 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 or firstname.lastname@example.org. DDWS hopes to make up visitation losses due to the 2010 oil spill using BP grant monies Intern Joins Ding Darling NWR StaffDing Darling Wildlife SocietyFriends of the Refuge (DDWS) welcomes the newest addition to the Ding community. Intern Ana Tapia joined the refuge staff last week after finishing an internship at Southeast Louisiana National Wildlife Refuges. Tapia will be working as the environmental education intern for the next six months. A Tampa, Florida, native and University of Florida alumnus, she became quite the world traveler after graduation day. I have traveled to over eight countries and all over the United States the past few years, said Tapia. Getting internships at refuges allows me to see the world and still be able to work in the environment that I am passionate in. Tapia has already begun to give student bus tours as well as work within the Ding Darling Education Center. Ana has jumped right into the dayto-day activities at the refuge and has really shown her maturity and knowledge, said Supervisory Refuge Ranger Toni Westland. Her experience at past refuges will only benefit us during these upcoming busy months. She has already shown herself to be a true asset to our team here. DDWS supports Tapias internship, along with several other internships at the refuge. The internship program that has developed throughout the years is an extremely valuable tool for our Ding community, said DDWS executive director Birgie Vertesch. The interns have the chance to obtain valuable work experience while learning from our incredible staff. Ana Tapia Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
25 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 30, 2012 DINNER SPECIALS5pm 10pmMONDAY BBQ RIBS TUESDAY SHRIMP FEST WEDNESDAY SUSHI FEATURING AUNG THURSDAY SNOW CRAB FRIDAY FISH FRY SATURDAY LOBSTER BOIL SUNDAY PASTA NIGHT SATURDAY & SUNDAY FOOTBALL SUNDAY NFL ALL GAMES PACKAGE HAPPY HOUR EVERY DAY 3-6 PM Drink Specials LIVE MUSIC on Tuesday and Thursday Evening from 6 9pm 1523 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Island472.7770OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 11AM TO 10PMwww.the shhouserestaurants.com Tarpon Bay Explorers Celebrates 10-Year Partnership With RefugeTarpon Bay Explorers is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of its partnership with the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on December 3. A lot of changes have taken place as the concession has evolved into what it is today. When the explorers first started at Tarpon Bay the concession was primarily canoe, kayak and bike rentals, with a tram tour and small gift shop. Over the years it has expanded to three trams offering as many as six trips a day, a 40-passenger eco-tour boat, family pontoon boat rentals, fishing guides, guided kayak and standup paddleboard tours, kayak, canoe, standup paddleboard and bike rentals, touch tank presentations, and free daily deck talks. In 2008 a new concession building was built and greatly enhanced the explorers ability to better serve its visitors, including an expansive nature-themed gift shop. We are so thankful for our great working relationship with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, all of the Ding staff, and the many talented volunteers that help keep the refuge a must-see destination, said Wendy Schnapp, co-owner of the explorers with Winston and Barbara Spurgeon. And a big thanks to our wonderful customers that make our jobs so much fun. In celebration of 10 years and in appreciation of its customers, Tarpon Bay Explorers is offering $10 off all watercraft rentals on December 1 and 2. Guests can rent a kayak or canoe and paddle through the meandering Commodore Creek water trail among the mangroves. The newest offering, standup paddleboard rentals, includes instruction for first-time SUP users. Family pontoon boats for up to eight people provide an opportunity for wildlife watching, fishing and relaxing on the pristine waters of Tarpon Bay. Just say Happy 10th birthday when you come in to register. Excellent customer service is our main goal, said Schnapp. We provide the opportunity for educational adventures that increase awareness of nature and the environment around us, and hopefully will spark conservation efforts by our guests, even in their own backyards. Visit Tarpon Bay Explorers at 900 Tarpon Bay Road seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information on tours and rentals to explore the refuge, call 472-8900, visit www.tarponbayexplorers.com, or www.facebook.com/TarponBayExplorers. Family pontoon boat on Tarpon Bay Standup paddleboarders on Tarpon Bay Canoe and kayak excursions on Tarpon Bay Watercraft rentals $10 off December 1 and 2 HAPPY HOUR 4:30 7 PM DAYS1200 Periwinkle Way (1/2 Mile west of the Causeway)472-1998 Open 7 Days 4:30 Take out our specialty! www.prawnbroker.com THE ITALIAN KITCHEN Celebrating18 YEARSof Garlic Breath on Sanibel!18% OFFYour Entire Food Bill!*AND Every 18th Guest will receive an $18 Gi card*Dec 1st Dec 19th. Dine in only. Not valid with any other discounts or coupons
ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 30, 201226 Pine Island Sound History CruiseBirds love fish, restaurants specialize in cooking them, people make their living catching them and scientists spend their careers studying them. For over 1,000 years people have been fishing the waters of Pine Island Sound. Part of the Calusas success was because there was a bountiful food source. Canary islanders, Spanish and Cubans trekked to this area for the seasonal runs of mullet that streamed through the passes on their way off shore to spawn. Americans relied on this invaluable protein during the war years. Sportsman thronged to this area to catch the mightiest silver king. Clam farming, sea turtle research and study of shark behavior are anchored in the great estuary called Pine Island Sound. Join the Sanibel-Captiva Conservtion Foundation (SCCF) on a boat trip Wednesday, December 5 at 9:30 a.m. for a cruise through history. Also known as the Fish House Tour, the boat will travel up Pine Island Sound to North Captiva and Captiva Rocks for a close up view of the historic fish houses, past the aquaculture beds and by SCCFs Marine Laboratory RECON and weather station. Reservations can be made by calling Captiva Cruises at 472-5300. The trip is $30 per person. This cruise is one of many Chautauqua activities presented as part of Captiva Holiday Village. Tarpon catch in 1903 Radio-tagged shark RECON on dock lab Sawfish, tarpon and gator trophy hunting DDWS Awards More Than $4,000 In Conservation Education GrantsDing Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) recently awarded $4,005.34 in grants to seven conservation education-related projects at seven different Lee County Schools. Teachers submitted nine grant applications to the DDWS Environmental Education Committee by October 31. The committee chose seven awards based on need and relevance to conservation. Schools to which DDWS awarded grants include Diplomat Elementary School of Cape Coral for its A Slick Solution: Cleaning An Oil Spill project, Edison Park continued on page 28 Front from left is Wendy Schnapp, DDWS education committee; and Becky Wolff, refuge education specialist. Back from left is Paul Tritaik, refuge manager; Linda Grant, Patriot Elementary; Yolanda Figueroa, Doris Hardy, DDWS education committee; J. Colin English Elementary; Elizabeth Olancin, Gulf Elementary; Diane Mince, Diplomat Elementary; Colleen Taylor, Pelican Elementary; and Marilyn Kloosterman, DDWS education committee Call for Carry Out: 579-0807 2330 Palm Ridge Road (across from CVS)
27 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 30, 2012Ding Receives Tools For Sea Turtle Education A grant for $18,350 from the Sea Turtle Conservancy has made it possible for the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel to acquire valuable educational materials that will teach children and island visitors of all ages about protecting endangered sea turtles that nest on Sanibel and Captiva. Sea Turtle Conservancy grants are supported by the sales of Floridas sea turtle specialty license plates. Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) applied for the grant, which purchased sea turtle replicas for the Ding Darling Education Lab and funded brochures to be used in educating hotel and resort guests, Chamber of Commerce visitors, and the hundreds of thousands of annual visitors to the free Ding Darling Education Center. It also helped refuge staff design and purchase sea turtle activity booklets for children of all ages. We hope to educate the public about the significance of various sea turtle species to the ecosystem and the importance of avoiding sea turtle nests and filling in holes on the beach to improve the survival rate of hatchlings, said Birgie Vertesch, DDWS executive director. We have distributed the brochures to local hotels and resorts, as well as at the refuge, and will do so again next year before turtle nesting season. Life-sized sea turtle replicas of a loggerhead hatchling and adult and a Kemps Ridley adult will allow school classes that visit the refuge an opportunity for handson familiarity with the species, with the intention of triggering a spirit of protectionism and stewardship. Grant monies also purchased a cross-section of a loggerhead sea turtle nest. These are important teaching tools for the next generation of conservationists, added Vertesch. We thank the Sea Turtle Conservancy for partnering with us in our local efforts. Each year, Florida drivers voluntarily fund sea turtle conservation with their purchase of a sea turtle specialty license plate, said Rocio Johnson, marketing coordinator for the Sea Turtle Grants Program. This financial support is vital to sea turtle research, education, and conservation programs like that of the Ding Darling Wildlife Society. You can pick up your brochure and activity book from the Ding Darling Education Center front desk or access them at www.dingdarlingsociety.org/kidspage. For more information on supporting educational and research projects such as the sea turtle initiative at Ding Darling Refuge, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org/ donations-text. Economic Benefits Of The EnvironmentOn Tuesday, December 4 starting at 10 a.m., Professor Richard Weisskoff will be speaking at the SCCF Nature Center about the economic benefits of the environment, with a special case study presentation about Estero Bay. Dr. Weisskoff is a University of Miami faculty who received a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University. Dr. Weisskoff has worked at the United Nations, Bar Ilan University (Israel), Iowa State and Yale University, and has been a visiting professor at Notre Dame, American University and at universities in Mexico, Puerto Rico and Peru. This program is free to all. The SCCF Nature Center is located at 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Call 4722329 for more information. Ranger Becky Wolff, refuge education specialist, uses the materials funded by the grant to educate students and adultsSend your editorial copy to:email@example.com 2012-2013 Season OPERA CLASSICAL LECTURES DANCE POP & JAZZ LIVE THEATER VISUAL ARTS BALLET DANCE FILM NOVEMBER 30 DECEMBER 9 BIG ARTS SCHEIN PERFORMANCE HALL SU 2 Violinist Jinjoo Cho & Pianist Hyun Soo Kim .......... 3:30 PM M 3 Film: The Kid with a Bike ................................................. 7 PM W 5 Film: Tabloid ................................................................. 1:30 PM TH 6 SanCap Art League & Buy It Off the Wall exhibits Now Open BIG ARTS Community Chorus Holiday Concert ......... 7 PM $32 Child 17 & Under Free JINJOO CHO& HYUN SOO KIM Grand Patron Series Sponsor Deborah & John La GorceSunday, December 2 3:30 PM, BIG ARTS Center John Corigliano: Sonata for Violin & Piano Beethoven: Sonata for Violin & Piano Op. 12, No. 1 in D Major Carmen Fantasy Thursday, December 6 7 PM $10 Child 17 & Under FreeCOMMUNITY CHORUSHOLIDAY CONCERT
ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 30, 201228 A Headless Tree?According to island photographer Beth Warner, I was startled by this tree on a vacant island lot on the bay. For a moment, I thought it was a headless creature walking out of the jungle! photo by Beth Warner 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 To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Museum Receives Gift From Sanibel-Captiva Shell ClubThe Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club recently donated over $11,000 to the BaileyMatthews Shell Museum to assist with the purchase of collection storage cabinets and specimen boxes for the museums collection department. The gift was presented to the museum by Jeff Oths, the Shell Clubs president earlier this fall and has resulted in the purchase of the much-needed archival storage units for the museum holdings. The Shell Club and the museum have had a long and fruitful relationship since the museum opened in 1995, with the Shell Club providing continued financial support to the museum, and the museum acting as the physical site for the Shell Club and their meetings. The museum received the storage cabinets this week and the new collection manager, Laura Richardson, continues to assist the amazing team of volunteers in the accessioning and digitization of the museums shell collections. This generous donation underscores the museums long-standing collaboration with the Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club, and continues to provide the museum with resources to benefit both organizations with a synergistic and collaborative relationship. The museum continues to host Shell Club monthly meetings and the Board of Trustees and staff welcome the Shell Club members throughout the year. From page 26Education GrantsElementary School of Fort Myers for its Ding Darling Bird Expedition project, Gulf Elementary School of Cape Coral for its Tracking The Ultimate Predator project, J. Colin English Elementary School of North Fort Myers for its Kids For The Earth project, Littleton Elementary School of North Fort Myers for its Whooos At Home? project, Patriot Elementary School of Cape Coral for its Young Scientists Explore Wildlife Wonders project, and Pelican Elementary School of Cape Coral for its The Attraction Is Obvious: Designing Maglev Systems project. This is the seventh year the Society has awarded these conservation teacher grants, said Doris Hardy, education committee chair. To date, we have awarded more than $34,000 in teacher grants. We are happy to be able to fulfill our education mission in such a meaningful and well-appreciated manner. Grant recipients report back on their projects to the Society and refuge, often sending pictures and thank yous from the students, upon completion in May 2013. The teacher grants are funded by DDWS monies received from the Ding Darling Foundation earmarked specifically for education. For information on next years grants, contact Becky Wolff at 472-1100 ext. 237 or Hardy at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org/grants after January 1. To join DDWS and support the refuge with a tax-deductible gift, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org or contact Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566 or director@dingdarlingsociety. org. Jeff Oths, board president of the Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club, delivers a check for $11,400 to Jos H. Leal, PhD, director and curator for The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum
29 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 30, 2012 Holiday Mail For Heroes MailboxThis holiday week, the American Red Cross, Floridas Southern Gulf Region encourages members of the community to give thanks by sending a card of support to members of the U.S. Armed Forces, veterans and their families. Whether handmade or purchased, simple words of gratitude carry a great deal of meaning for the men and women who serve our country, especially when deployments or hospital stays keep them far from home. Taking just a few minutes to sit down with pen in hand and express our appreciation for the service of these brave men and women is a meaningful way to celebrate the holidays, said Jeremy Gentile, Regional Service to the Armed Forces Director. Since 2006, weve distributed more than 4.7 million cards to members of the Armed Forces, and we hope members of our community will help us continue this tradition. This year the American Red Cross, Floridas Southern Gulf Region will be partnering with IBERIABANK to make sending holiday cards to our troops even easier. At IBERIABANK locations in Collier, Lee, Manatee, Monroe and Sarasota counties, locals can stop in and fill out a greeting card to be sent to our Heroes that are away this holiday season. For anyone sending holiday cards on their own please send your greetings to: Holiday Mail For Heroes P.O. Box 5456 Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456 Pitney Bowes scans the cards to ensure safety and security, and Red Cross volunteers then sort and deliver them to service members, veterans and their families across the country and around the world. Cards must be postmarked by Friday, December 7; the Red Cross cannot guarantee delivery of any cards after this date. For a full list of program guidelines, visit redcross.org/holidaymail. The Red Cross relies on the support of the American people to carry out its mission of service to the 2 million members of the U.S. Armed Forces, 24 million veterans and their families. During this holiday season, people also can support all Red Cross services by making a financial donation at redcross.org or by calling 1-800-REDCROSS. Individuals can also give the gift of life by making an appointment to give blood at redcrossblood.org or by calling 1-800-REDCROSS. The public can connect with fellow card senders through Facebook at facebook.com/redcross and Twitter at Twitter. com/redcross using the hashtag #holiday mail. The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nations blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, visit redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog. redcross.org. During this holiday season, the American Red Cross is grateful for the support of our corporate partners that generously contribute to our Holiday Giving Campaign. They include: University of Phoenix, Circle K West Coast Division, and the Community Safety Foundation, funded by AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah Insurance Exchange. Thanks to the generosity of these and other sponsors, the Red Cross is able to carry out its mission of helping people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies everyday here and around the world. Each holiday season, the Red Cross gives everyone the chance to support our work by giving blood, signing a card for military heroes or buying a gift through our holiday catalog. To support the Red Cross this holiday season, visit www.redcross.org/holiday. Duplicate BridgeOn November 20, there were four duplicate bridge tables in play at The Sanibel Community Association. The winners were: 1. Helen and Jim McCartney 2. Christl Smith and Terry Terrana 3. Vida Zubkus and Rick Smart The game runs for six months November through April at 1 p.m. every Tuesday at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way. For more information, call Susan Willoughby at 281-3258. National Geographic Travel Guide Top 10 Best Ice Cream in Gulf Coast America 2011 2012 Taste of the Islands BEST DESSERT 2004 2005 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Best of the Islands BEST ICE CREAM 2012 Trip Advisor Award of Excellence Talk of the Town for Customer Satisfaction2012 Voted BEST TAKE-OUTTaste of the Islands I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST...I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... 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ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 30, 201230 Sneak Peek of Plaid Tidings: Forever Plaid During Luminary FestivalsBIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater, Sanibel, delivers a musical gift for the holiday season. Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings will stuff your stockings with 1950s tunes and Plaid-erized, holiday gems like Let It Snow, The Most Wonderful Time of The Year, Its Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas, as well as the unconventional Mele Kalikimaka, A Mixmaster Christmas, and Twuz Tha Nite B4 Xmas. Performances are 8 p.m. December 17 to 22 and 26 to 29. There are 4 p.m. matines December 23 and 30. Tickets are $42 for adults and $20 for children. A special New Years Eve performance Monday, December 31, will include a champagne reception and toast. Tickets are $75. Show begins at 9 p.m. This musical by Stuart Ross opens as The Plaids singing group find themselves surprised to be returned from heaven and back on earth. But as the celestial guardians of harmony, they know they must have been sent for a special mission: to bring selfless love back to the world through song! The Spirit of Christmas takes hold as the boys take you on a journey of your favorite Christmas memories. This production stars Michael Lo Balsamo, Robbie May, John Ramsey and Matthew Schmidt. You can hear them perform in the Olde Sanibel Shoppes near Over Easy Caf during the Sanibel Luminary Festival on the evening of Friday, December 7. You can also catch the Plaids singing Saturday, December 8, during Captivas Decorated Golf Cart Parade at the corner of Andy Rosse Lane and Captiva Drive, sponsored by The Royal Shell Companies. Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings is supported by Herb Strauss Theater Season Sponsor The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company and Sponsors The Royal Shell Companies and The Island Sun.continued on page 35 Michael Lo Balsamo Robbie May John Ramsey Matthew Schmidt With Live Entertainment t Entertainment t t Italian & Mediterranean Cuisine Casual Beachfront Dining Open for Dinner From 5 p.m. until Late Join us for the Holidays! Book a Holiday Party Christmas Day Dinner New Years Gala 3111 West Gulf Drive Sanibel, FL 33957 Call (239)472-4559 or visit www.TraditionsOnTheBeach.com Specializing in weddings, private parties and corporate events
31 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 30, 2012 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 n g n g Sunday BrunchBack for Season 9am-1pm Dont Miss it!!Luminary Festival-Friday, Dec.7thBill Metts Live Outside 6-9 pm Chris Workman Live Inside 9 pm-12 FREE Appetizers 6 pm til theyre gone & Drink Specials All NFL & College Football Games AvailableLIVE ENTERTAINMENTFriday, Nov 30thThe Troublestarters Every Sunday 8pm Hospitality Night Every Wednesday Karaoke Cirque Vertigo Comes To SanibelOn Saturday, January 26 at 6:30, The Community House will be transformed into a cirque, complete with chiffon aerials, graceful and daring stage acts and humor. We wanted our annual fundraiser to bring something totally different and exciting to our versatile Community House, said Marge Meek, president of the Sanibel Community Association. What fun to have a ringside seat to watch top performers in the circus tradition! This troupe brings together two legendary circus families, the Wallendas and the Arestovs, who are well known around the world. Acrobatics, balancing acts and the popular flying aerials create a show developed specifically for The Community House audience. Guests will be treated to a sampling of gourmet food and drinks. A martini bar will also be set up for the evening. Atmosphericals, performers who will circulate through the crowd, will set the mood with their tricks and daring feats. The main event will transform the auditorium into The Greatest Show on Sanibel. Continuing with financial support for the annual fundraiser is event sponsor Sanibel Captiva Trust Company. Thanks goes out to the following businesses that are providing the food and the martini bar: Cips Place, Sweet Melissas Caf, The Sanctuary Golf Club, and Sandy Stilwell. Tickets are $100 and go on sale Thursday, December 6 at The Community House. There is reserved seating, so call 472-2155 or stop by to pick out your favorite spot. This is The Community Houses main fundraiser for the year and replaces Dancing with the Islands Stars that is taking a well earned break for one year. Balancing acts Festive costumes Flying aerials To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213
ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 30, 201232 Maiz, Jones Offer Wednesday Wisdom SeriesA new season is beginning and with that Holly Maiz and Virginia Jones of Secret Signals Seminars will be presenting their Wednesday Wisdom series three distinct but complimentary experiential seminars at The Community House from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Whether youve been following Maiz and Jones for years locally at BIG ARTS or The Community House or are a newcomer, they invite you to join in the exploration of your biology and psychology for optimal health. Building a healthy relationship with your bodily self is based on tuning into the signals of sensation, correctly interpreting the message and learning to intervene. The Secret Signals Seminars will incorporate awareness training practices such as yoga, biofeedback, mindfulness and meditation in order to build mastery and take an active role in your own health care. Throughout, the focus will be on research supported self-care interventions that can reduce those effects of stress and aging that can lead to illness and disease. The series begins with Bone & Breath on January 9. The title refers to the dynamic quality of the body, from the denseness of bone to the variability of breath. This first seminar will guide you as you practice the skill of reading what the body needs now. Real-time feedback on the results of our behaviors allows us to prevent the accumulation of the negative effects of poor behavior patterns. Noticing the response of your body, you can use that knowledge to shape behavior moment to moment. This is far better than being caught off guard by negative habits that lead to consequences such as weight gain; sleep disturbances, substance abuse, and generalized anxiety. The second in the series is Passion & Play on February 6. Just in time for Valentines Day, this seminar will include practical knowledge and playful activities to rediscover passionate living. Passion & Play is about staying open to new experience, rather than becoming regimented in habitual behaviors. It is easy to take comfort in a sense of security in the sameness of our days. Although time saving patterns are necessary, bodies and minds are stimulated by risk taking and novelty. Just as muscle is encouraged to grow by new and increased demands, so are all aspects of being. The third and last in the series is Loss & Living on April 10. At the heart of living is the spiral of birth and death. Loss is treated as though its an event that can be avoided. Our popular culture provides little support and few practical tools to deal with the sensations and feelings that arise. Guilt, anger, numbing and depression can be indirect consequences of this lack of acceptance. Movement or change of any kind always results in loss and gain. Instead of moving into story about the loss, a broader perspective can be fostered. Simultaneously holding both aspects of change can lead to acceptance and peace. Join Maiz and Jones, the performing professors of psychophysiology, as they provide a profusion of presentations at The Community House. To register, call or send a text to 699-4545 or 898-1047, send snail mail to P.O. Box 821, Sanibel, FL 33957 or visit www. SecretSignals.net. Early registration is $20, at the door is $25, and pre-registration is $50 for the entire series of three Wednesday Wisdom Seminars. Holly Maiz and Virginia JonesStudents Shine At Cypress Lakeby Di SaggauIncredible. That sums up the talent shown on stage during Ragtime which showed recently at Cypress Lake Center for the Arts. I, along with the rest of the audience, were blown away by the singing, dancing, and theatrical professionalism shown by an amazing cast of over 40 young actors. As the middle school teacher seated in front of me said, We knew them when. Theres no doubt in my mind that several of these Cypress Lake High School students will go on to pursue their careers on the stage. Ragtime is a monumental production for any theatre to produce. Jason Loete, Cypress Lakes head of theatre arts and director of the production, said, We are lucky to have the quality, diversity and talent in our student population to even attempt this dynamic, epic undertaking. Based on the EL Doctorow novel Ragtime, it tells the story of how many lives from diverse backgrounds parallel and intersect as they seek the American Dream. They meet many historical figures along the way, including Henry Ford, Booker T. Washington, Harry Houdini and others. Quinton Thomas plays Coalhouse Walker, Jr., a Harlem piano player. His voice is pure velvet, and when he sings Make Them Hear You, it sends an electric charge through the audience. Garrett Nowlin is Tateh, a Jewish immigrant from Latvia. His voice and presence on stage was a delight to behold. The night I saw the show, Martina Long played Mother, and I was also impressed with her lovely voice. The role was shared with Erica Wagner. Kiersten Benzing took the role of Evelyn Nesbit, who was immortalized as The Girl On The Red Velvet Swing. She played the role to perfection. Emily Alvarado was Sarah, Walkers girlfriend, and their duet Wheels of a Dream was another highlight. Every featured player, in fact the entire cast, under the direction of Loete, put on a show about turn-of-the-century New York that will long be remembered. Choreography by Patty Gair and an over 30-piece orchestra conducted by Gary Stroh were also exceptional. Scenic design by Loete included a labyrinth staircase and balcony design on either side of the stage, allowing actors to go up and down and back and forth right on cue. Next up is As You Like It running March 7 through 9, followed by And The World Goes Round, running April 4 through 7. Mark your calendars now so you can enjoy these shows at Cypress Lake Center for the Arts, 6750 Panther Lane in Fort Myers. Heres another heads-up: Jason Loete will be starring as King Arthur in the Southwest Florida Premiere of Monty Pythons Spamalot, opening January 11 at the BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater on Sanibel. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 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
33 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 30, 2012 L A T F ou n da ti o n part of worldwide celebration of 200 years of Charles DickensPRESENTED BY RICHARD JORDAN PRODUCTIONS LTDDevised and written by Miriam Margolyes and Sonia Fraser Directed by Sonia Fraser Performed by Miriam Margolyes Original music and arrangements by Michael Haslam D ecember 4 5 6 & 8 8 P M Dece m be r 9 3 PM M at in e $ 42 Child 17 & Under $ 2 0 f f f f f f f f f BIG ARTS Presents Violinist Jinjoo Cho Accompanied By Pianist Hyun Soo KimBIG ARTS will present a classical concert featuring violinist Jinjoo Cho accompanied by pianist Hyun Soo Kim on Sunday, December 2 at 3:30 p.m. BIG ARTS is located at 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel. Tickets are $32 for general admission or $109 for the four Classical Afternoon concerts. Students/children are free with a paying adult. Jinjoo Cho is the First Prize and Orchestra Award winner of the 2010 Buenos Aires International Violin Competition and the Peoples Choice Award winner of the 2006 Montreal International Musical Competition. She has appeared as a soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Seoul Philharmonic and the Aspen Concert Orchestra. Cho is a graduate of Yewon Art School and the Korean National University of Arts. She moved to the U.S. in 2002 to study at the Cleveland Institute of Music. A Cleveland Plain Dealer review describes Cho as a young artist of extravagant gifts ... a forceful, expressive musician. Hyun Soo Kim completed his Masters degree in Collaborative Piano at the Cleveland Institute of Music in 2011, where he received the Rosa Lobe award in Collaborative Piano. He has performed as soloist with the University of Delaware Symphony Orchestra and the Newark Symphony Orchestra. Their program will include John Corigliano: Sonata for Violin and Piano, Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano Op.12, No.1 in D Major, Strauss: Violin and Piano in E-flat major, Op. 18, Paganini: La Campanella, and Franz Waxman: Carmen Fantasy. A brief ceremony to announce the winners of the BIG ARTS/Kenneth L. Nees Classical Music Scholarship will be held before the concert. Classical Afternoons supported by Grand Patron Series Sponsor Deborah and John La Gorce. Visit www.BIGARTS.org for more event information, including links to artists sites. To purchase tickets, stop by BIG ARTS or call the Marks Box Office at 395-0900. Violinist Jinjoo Cho Pianist Hyun Soo Kim MUSIC LESSONSJennifer ValiquettePrivate Instruction on Piano, Saxophone, & Flute Sanibel and Fort MyersPhone: 239-989-7799 Web: wwww.sanibelschoolofmusic.weebly.com
ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 30, 201234 Call To Artists For Upcoming BIG ARTS ExhibitsBIG ARTS invites artists to submit entries for upcoming visual arts exhibits. The prospectuses, information about awards and prizes, and other detailed information are available at www.BIGARTS.org. Sanibel Captiva Art League invites artists to submit work to be considered for the Reflections and Shadows juried visual arts exhibit. BIG ARTS Phillips Gallery will display works in watercolor, oil, acrylic, mixed media, collage, sculpture and original prints with reflections and shadows. Judge is Dana Roes Kern, Professor of Art at Edison State College. Date to deliver entries for judging is Tuesday, December 4; exhibit open December 6 through January 12. The Buy It Off The Wall Visual Arts Exhibit will feature art in many different types of media; the call to artists specifies the work submitted be 12-inch by 12-inch or smaller. Artwork will be sold directly off the walls in Founders Gallery. Entries must be delivered to BIG ARTS on Tuesday, December 4 for judging. Exhibit runs December 6 through January 12. Phillips Gallery Patron Sponsor FineMark National Bank & Trust. Founders Gallery Visual Arts Patron Season Sponsor Deborah and John La Gorce. For additional information about these exhibits, 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. 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 December 7th for early dining 5-6 or late dining at 8:30-10 only. Reservations required. No holidays. Dine in only. BIG ARTS Community Band Holiday ConcertBIG ARTS Community Band Director Don Knowland invites locals and visitors to hear the music at the holiday concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 11. BIG ARTS Community Band will play an assortment of popular tunes and traditional favorites, including highlights from The King and I, Bell Carol a la Big Band, Hanukkah Dance, Christmas on Broadway, Christmas Fanfare, Appalachian Carol, Jubilant Christmas and Overture for Winds. The band will also play O Holy Night accompanied by soloist Kathleen Lamade. The Community Band was formed in January 2003, under the aegis of Laverne Phillips, Tom Uhler, and Don Knowland. It has grown from a handful of players to more than 30 musicians during season, most of whom travel from the mainland for rehearsals and performances. Tickets for adults are $7, children 17 and under are free with adult. BIG ARTS Community Chorus Holiday Concert will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, December 6. Both concerts are in BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall, 900 Dunlop Road. For tickets, stop by BIG ARTS, call 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org, or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. Shadows And Reflections ExhibitBIG ARTS presents Sanibel Captiva Art Leagues Shadows and Reflections juried visual arts exhibit December 6 through January 12. BIG ARTS Phillips Gallery will display original works in a variety of media with reflections and shadows. Judge for this exhibit is Dana Roes, Professor of Art at Edison State College. During her studies, Roes spent a year in Iceland on a Fulbright scholarship which culminated in an exhibition of her series, The Red Body at the Gallery Listamidstodim. Her work has been included in numerous exhibitions throughout the United States as well as in Sweden, Australia and China and she has been featured in solo exhibitions at the Fay Gold Gallery in Atlanta and the Larry Siroli Gallery in Chelsea. She came to Edison State in 2009 after teaching at Savannah College of Art and Design and at Carnegie-Mellon. There will be a gallery lecture led by Roes on Tuesday, December 4 at 2 p.m. A reception and awards ceremony will take place on Friday, December 14 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Phillips Gallery. Awards will be given for first place ($500), second place ($250), third place ($125) and four merit awards ($75 each). Phillips Gallery Patron Sponsor FineMark National Bank & Trust. For additional information about these exhibits, 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. BIG ARTS Community Band Threshold by Dana Roes
35 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 30, 2012 Classic Christmas Concert Coming To BIG ARTSby Jim GeorgeOn December 15, 7 p.m, at BIG ARTS, the season kicks into high gear with the Christmas concert of the Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida. This will be an old fashioned concert of Christmas music, said Tim McDonnell, artistic director. Expect to hear and participate in some of the most treasured Christmas music, and bring the kids too. The chorale will be performing three times in December. The concert in Naples is on Friday, December 14 and on Sanibel Saturday, December 15. The Fort Myers concert on Sunday, December 16 at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall with the Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra will also include Gulf Shore Ballet. Classic melodies and warm memories are on the ticket for this intimate Sanibel concert of well-known and treasured holiday favorites. The selections in this program will inspire feelings of joy and peace that only music can impart. Familiar tunes of the season will take you back to the innocence and excitement of this magical time of the year. Join the chorale in a carol or two and the concert will have you in the Christmas spirit right through the holidays. Formerly the Southwest Florida Symphony Chorus, the 80-voice group is now an independent chorus with an active schedule for the season and several concerts planned with the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. The season this year will celebrate American Song From Broadway to Main Street. The chorale is considered the premier chorus in the Fort Myers area and is noted for its rich texture of sound, blend of voices and versatility. McDonnell is also the head of the music department at Ave Maria University and brings his own impressive credentials having served as director of liturgical music at the Pontifical North American College in the Vatican. He served as music director of Studio Lirico Opera Festival in Italy in 2001 and has conducted numerous opera productions in Philadelphia and South Carolina, including Don Giovanni, Dido and Aeneas, LElisir DAmore, and Il Trittico. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for children 17 and under. Call BIG ARTS at 395-0900. Early ticket purchase is suggested. From page 30Forever PlaidUpcoming shows are Dickens Women, (December 4 to 9); Monty Pythons Spamalot (January 11 to February 16); The Marvelous Wonderettes (February 22 to March 23); Charles Lindbergh: The Lone Eagle (February 24, March 3, and March 10); and Fully Committed (March 29 to April 27). All productions are at BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater, located at 2244 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Groups of 10 or more are eligible for group discount rates for all shows; prices range from $25 to $36 per ticket. Groups of 50 or more receive a greater discounted ticket price. Call Jason Boeckman at 472-9700, ext. 308 for group discount rates. To purchase tickets and learn more about upcoming shows at BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater, call the theater box office at 472-6862 or 395-0900; e-mail info@BIGARTS.org; or log on to www. BIGARTS.org. Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida 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 & Lunch ice cream chick wings hot dogs burgers freshcut fries shakes ice cream chick wings hot dogs burgers freshcut res shakes ice cream chick wings hot dogs burgers freshcut fries shakes ice cream chick wings hot dogs Shakes 1528 PERIWINKLE WAY, SANIBEL 472-8686OPEN 11 AM 9 PMChar-grilled Natural Casing Hot Dogs Fresh Cut Fries Juicy Hand Patted Burgers Thick MilkshakesPIZZA IS HERE!The original one & only established in 1998Send your editorial copy to:email@example.com To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213
36 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 30, 2012 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 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 12-31-12 $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 Sanibel Luminary Food & Entertainment Friday, De cem ber 7th, 2012 5:30pm to 9:00pm Santas Schedule 6:00-6:15 Baileys Center 6:25-6:40 Tahitian Gardens 6:50-7:05 East End Shops 1 2 4 7 6 5 8 Trolley Loop #1 East BLUE Trolley Loop #2 Middle RED Trolley Loop #3 West GREEN 9 3 1. TROLLEY STOP: East end/Pinocchio's/Lighthouse Caf -Refreshments, Food Big Dog Surf Shop Refreshments Lighthouse Realty Red Wine and Homemade Fudge Pinocchios Photo w/ Santa, Live Caribbean Music, Ice Carving Demonstration 2. TROLLEY STOP: Jerrys Center Jerrys Center Pictures w/Santa, Refreshments; Sanibel Island Book Shop Anniversary Party, Refreshments Holiday Specials & free giveaways Lime Tree Center / Sothebys Realty Champagne & Chocolates J. McLaughlin: refreshments and a surprise drawing 3. TROLLEY STOP: Sanibel Community Church -Live Nativity, Music, Refreshments, Food 4. TROLLEY STOP: Tahitian Gardens Royal Shell The Troublestarters Forever Green / CIPs Refreshments Eileen Fisher: light refreshments 5. TROLLEY STOP: Periwinkle Place Music & Refreshments 5:45 Childrens Center of the Islands Choir 6:15 7:15 Photo with Santa Sanibel Congregational Church W alk thru Bethlehem, Refreshments & Music 6. TROLLEY STOP: School House Theater lot/Sanibel Community House Open House, Shell Crafters, crafts, & Veterans fundraiser 7. TROLLEY STOP: The Village Shops Royal Shell features Brass Quintet and piano by Gerald Simcoe 8. TROLLEY STOP: Olde Sanibel Shoppes Sanibel School Choir, Refreshments & Dog Photos w / Santa 9. TROLLEY STOP: Baileys Center Baileys General Store: Christmas Cookies, Hot Spiced Cider, live music, spec ial tastings and advantage buys George & Wendy's Seafood Grille: live music from 6pm to midnight, drink specials & free munchies 6-9pm Coffee Bar: Eggnog/Kahlua (nonalcoholic) Latte and biscotti Zebra Frozen Yogurt: frozen treats and carols from Big Arts Community Chorus Islander Center / Phoenix Law / MacIntosh Books Ron Base book signing, Outdoor movie, Refreshments, Wine Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
37 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 30, 2012 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 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 1. Trolley Stop: South Sea Island Resort Chadwicks Square Kay Casperson Spa & Boutique festive libations & hors d'oeuvres with Carol Karaoke 2 Islands Gallery: Jewels For The Season premiere jewelry collection show, wine, apple cider and hors d oeuvres. Regatta and H20/Footloose: cheese and crackers, wine and soda 2. Trolley Stop: Captiva Village Square / Bubble Room Stop Sunshine Seafood Cafe and Wine Bar Christmas Cookies Cantina Captiva Small nacho/cheese plates Beach Stuff Cookies, cheese and crackers, soda VIP Realty: Refreshments/Snacks Bubble Room cake & Santa from 5-8pm 3. Trolley Stop: Andy Rosse Lane Stop / McCarthys Marina RC Otter's Island Eats Eggnog Keylime Bistro Brushetta Captiva Pizza Bite sized pizza Royal Shell: The Herb Strauss Players will be singing selections from their play Plaid Tidings on the balcony during the parade. Refreshments, Holiday Cheer & Chocolate Sotheby's International Realty Champagne & Chocolates John Naumann & Associates Refreshments & Suarez Holiday Rum Cake Bites ALL STAR Vacation Homes Holiday refreshments and a photographer to take photos of family and friends. 4. Trolley Stop: Green Flash Restaurant Stop 5. Trolley Stop: Tween Waters Inn Stop T.H. Osprey Gift Shop at Tween Waters Inn: refreshments Captiva Luminary Food & Entertainment Saturday, De cem ber 8th, 2012 5:30pm to 9:00pm 1 2 3 4 5 To advertise in the Island Sun call 395-1213
ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 30, 201238 Fine And Performing Arts Concert Series To Feature Spanish Brass Shell Point Retirement Community welcomes Spanish Brass on Thursday, December 6 as part of the 10th Annual Fine and Performing Arts Concert Series. This concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Village Church auditorium located on The Island at Shell Point, and tickets are $35 each. Enjoy the delightful music of the Christmas season with Spanish Brass, a brilliant quintet comprised of two trumpets, a trombone, a French horn and a tuba. From classical to contemporary, Spanish Brass has spanned the globe performing eclectic musical programs from an elegant repertoire to the delight of audiences from Hong Kong to Brazil to New York and beyond. Since capturing first prize in the 1996 Ville de Narbonne 6th International Competition for Brass Quintets (France), Spanish Brass has enthralled audiences at prestigious events such as the Great American Brass Band Festival, Festival de Musique de Radio (France), Granada International Festival of Music and Dance (Spain), Cheju Summer Festival (Korea), Kalavrita Festival (Greece) and many others. With impeccable phrasing and collaborative chemistry, Spanish Brass offers selections ranging from Bach and Mozart to flamboyant Hispanic works by Albeniz and Turina. We know that audience members will marvel at the dynamic range and rhythmic intensity of this award-winning quintet, said Dawn Boren, director of resident life. Tickets for the concerts are $35 each, or an additional ticket option is available which allows purchasers to pick three concerts out of the remaining four concerts for $90. To purchase tickets, or receive more information, visit www.shellpoint.org/concerts or call 454-2067. Spanish Brass will perform on December 6 at Shell Point Holiday ConcertThe Southwest Florida Symphony will present Holiday Pops on Saturday, December 22 starting at 8 p.m. at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers. Back by popular demand, Jim Stephenson and Sara DellOmo return to Southwest Florida. Bring the entire family as the Symphony celebrates the joyous music of the season with guest conductor Jim Stephenson in a performance of selections from The Nutcracker and other traditional holiday favorites, along with several of Jims own arrangements. Vocalist Sara DellOmo from the U.S. Marine Band will return as the featured soloist. DellOmo will be featured in popular holiday favorites to include Mele Kalikimaka, Hot Santa and Santa Baby as well as Stephensons touching original composition, Timeless Treasures DellOmo will be joined by vocalist Deborah Polkinghorn in When You Believe. The Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra will perform Holiday Overture, We Three Strings, Here Comes Santa and Jims wildly popular arrangement of Rudolph. Also on the program are selections from Tchaikovskys Nutcracker Suite and Holly-Jolly Sing-Along. For tickets to Holiday Pops, call the Box Office at 418-1500 or visit the Southwest Florida Symphonys website at www.swflso.org. Single ticket prices start at $18 while Student Rush tickets are sold for $5 each. Lakeside Country Bash Tickets Are Still AvailableTickets are still available to the Sam Galloway Ford Lakeside Country Bash at Lakes Regional Park on Friday, November 30 featuring Grammy Award-winning country music artist Alan Jackson. The gates open at 3 p.m., with the first performance beginning at 5 p.m. by country singer and actress Jana Kramer, also known for her role as Alex Dupre on the television series One Tree Hill. Country music recording artist David Nail takes the stage at 6 p.m., followed by country music artist and top male vocalist Rodney Atkins at 7:15 p.m. Headline performer Alan Jackson takes the stage at approximately 8:45 p.m. All performance times are approximate and subject to change. The Lakeside Country Bash title sponsor is Sam Galloway Ford and the presenting sponsor is Budweiser. Tickets are $45 for general admission and $65 for limited quantity general seated admission and proceeds benefit the Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation. Tickets are available at Sam Galloway Ford, all area Hooters locations in Lee, Charlotte and Collier counties, Lakes Regional Parks ticket office and online at www.ticketmaster.com. Day-of tickets are sold at the gate for $55 for general admission and $75 for limited quantity general seated admission. For sponsorship opportunities and additional information, call Vicki Baugh at 851-5294 or visit www.lakesidecountrybash.com and tune in to Cat Country 107.1. The Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable corporation established in 2004 by a group of Lee County business leaders and dedicated citizens who recognize Lakes Park as an extremely important green area in Lee County. The foundations main focus is to assist Lee County Parks and Recreation in the continued implementation of the $30 million Lakes Park Master Plan, enhancing the parks environmental aesthetics, wildlife habitat and recreational amenities for the community to enjoy for many years to come. Currently, the Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation is focusing its fundraising on creating a botanical garden at Lakes Park. For more information about the foundation, visit www.LakesPark.org. Alan Jackson 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 Tuesday and Thursday at 11 a.m. Tuesday Kayaking 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. 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. Backgammon and Mahjongg lessons will soon be announced for 2013. 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. Call the center at 472-5743 for details on programs or stop by to register. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213
39 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 30, 2012 Workshops In Dance, Pottery And Painting Enrollment 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. Pottery: Open Studio-Non Instructed with Jerry Edelman begins December 3, meets Mondays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Open Studio: Life Drawing, NonInstructed with Carol Rosenberg starts January 4, meets Fridays, 9:15 to 11:45 a.m. Open Studio: Life Drawing, NonInstructed with Carol Rosenberg begins January 4, meets Fridays 12:15 to 2:45 p.m. Intermediate Watercolor with Bea Pappas begins January 4, meets Fridays 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Pottery: Open Studio-Non Instructed with Jerry Edelman begins January 7, meets Mondays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Great Themes Film Discussion Group with Steve Oberbeck begins January 7, meets Mondays 2 to 4 p.m. Watercolor: Realistic and AbstractIntermediate/Advanced with Anne Kittel begins January 8, meets Tuesdays 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Stand In The Moment: Short Fiction or Memoir Writing with Steve Oberbeck begins January 8, meets Tuesdays 1 to 3 p.m. Great Books: Discussion with Linnea Ritchie begins January 8, meets Tuesdays 10 a.m. to noon Photoshop Elements For Beginners with Denny Souers begins January 8, meets Tuesdays 9 a.m. to noon Pilates Plus Mat Class with Marsha Wagner begins January 8, meets Tuesdays 9 to 10 a.m. Shake Your Soul & Dance Your Body with Marsha Wagner begins January 8, meets Tuesdays 10 to 11 a.m. Winter Academy: Principles & Ideas For Wealth Management with Frank Canosa begins January 9, meets Wednesdays 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Decorative Painting & More with Lois Ferguson begins January 9, meets Wednesdays 9 a.m. to noon Learning To See And Draw Through Old Master Drawings with Daphne Hammond begins January 9, meets Wednesdays 10 a.m. to noon Glass Fusing with Petra Kaiser begins January 9, meets Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Pottery: Intermediate Wheel Throwing with Joe Koch begins January 9, meets Wednesdays 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Discussion: Womens Issues with Adele Anish begins January 10, meets Thursdays 10 a.m. to noon How To Write Your Memoirs with Norma Hagan begins January 10, meets Thursdays 1 to 3 p.m. Introduction To Mac OS X with Dick Holmes is Thursday, January 10 from 9 a.m. to noon Glass Fusing with Petra Kaiser begins January 10, meets Thursdays 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Photography For Beginners with Denny Souers begins January 10, meets Thursdays 9 a.m. to noon Enhancing Creativity Through Health, Mediation & Art with Annette Brandes is Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Winter Academy: Human Nature & Natural Law with Tom Gregor begins January 11, meets Fridays 9 a.m. to noon Applied Drawing Basics with Ann McCarty begins January 12, meets Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon Watercolors with Marjorie Bronsted begins January 14, meets Wednesdays 6:30 to 8:30 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, 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. Wealth Management instructor Frank Canosa Reflection silverpoint on treated paper by Daphne Hammond Fish Market Open at 11 am (2 pm Sunday) Restaurant Open 5:00-9:30 pm 7 days 472-3128 703 Tarpon Bay Rd www.prawnbroker.com Happy Hour Daily 4-6 10 Midnight at3 3 Years of Fresh Fish on Sanibel Island! 13 Dinners for $13. before 6:00 PM 7 days$6 Burgers & Quesadillas! Before 5 PM (Dine in only) Friday is stillLOBSTER NIGHT!Cinco de Mayo! All Weekend May 5th 8th Margaritas Coronas Mexican Dinners & Appetizers Eat, Drink and watch ALL the NHL & NBA Playoff games! When you sell as much fresh seafood as we do, youre bound to attract a crowd 34 MOAA MeetingThe next meeting of the Lee Coast Chapter of MOAA (Military Officers Association or America) will be held at Crown Colony Golf and Country Club at 6 p.m. Monday December 10. The speaker will be former CIA director and U.S. representative, Porter Goss. Goss has been a fixture in the Sanibel and Lee County community since the early 1970s when he co-founded a local newspaper, served as the citys first mayor and served as chairman of the Lee County Commission before entering national politics. Former, retired or active duty uniformed officers interested in joining MOAA can contact Joe Smaha at 3950776 for membership information. Send your editorial copy to:firstname.lastname@example.org
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 750ml(Reg. $18.95) Smirnoff Vodka$19.95 1.75 Liter(Reg. $24.95) ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 30, 201240 From page 1British ActressThe show premiered in Edinburgh in 1989 with her and a male actor. She said, However, he got married and didnt want to go on the road, so in the end, I did it on my own. I asked what she liked best about the women in Dickens tales. She replied, I think anybody who enjoys Dickens has to relish the characters. They are the life blood of his work. I enjoy the extremes of them. Theyre not like people you meet on the street. Dickens creates a parallel world, richer, funnier and more tragic than most worlds. I enjoy inhabiting the extremes of that world. Margolyes said we will learn a lot of surprising things about Charles Dickens. Thats the whole idea of the show, she added. I am genuinely telling the story of the man, trying to analyze him. His daughter said he was a very wicked man and I show some of the reasons why she said that. When asked what she wants audience members to take with them after seeing the show, she said, Obviously, I want them to think I am an astonishing actress and I also hope they go back and read the books. These days, the attention span has decreased and people are not taking the effort to read a big book and they should. If not, theyre missing out on a great experience. Dickens Women will be performed December 4, 5, 6 and 8 at 8 p.m. with a 3 p.m. matinee on December 9, which will include a post-performance Talkback with Margolyes. BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater is located at 2200 Periwinkle Way. Tickets are $42 for adults, and $20 for children 17 and under. For tickets, stop by BIG ARTS, located at 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel, log onto www. BIGARTS.org or call 395-0900. Miriam Margolyes with Great Expectations manuscript at Wisbech and Fenland Museum From page 1Mullet Festivalartist from Pine Island who will showcase some of her original paintings. Meo is also going to paint a new face on the Tiki Man icon located at the foot of Jensens dock around 1 p.m. Throughout the day, Mullet Festival activities will also include: Cast net fishing for mullet demonstrations Mullet Wagon selling assorted fish dips, sandwiches and mullet-inspired foods Book signing with Captain Bob Sabatino Representatives from Penn Fishing Reels demonstrating their latest gear Boat rides (call for availability) In addition, live music Chris Gyle, classic rock and country, by The Troublestarters will start at 2 p.m. Around 5:30 p.m., Jensens Marina will provide the perfect vantage point for viewing the Captiva Boat Parade, which will begin at dusk. Were hoping that the Mullet Festival becomes an annual event, added Jensen. Jensens Twin Palm Cottages & Marina is located at 15107 Captiva Drive. For more information, call 4725800 or visit www.gocaptiva.com. J.McLaughlin Hosts Food Drive For FISHFriends In Service Here (FISH) of Sanibel has teamed up with J.McLaughlin, a new designer clothing store on Sanibel, and will be running a FISH Food Drive from December 1 to 15. This food drive will help restock the FISH Food Pantry in time for the holiday season. Currently, 121 families representing 259 individuals are using the food pantry on a regular basis. You can bring your non-perishable food items when you visit the J.McLaughlin in the Heart of the Island Shops, located at 1616 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. We understand how challenging it can be to support a large client base, and especially with the approaching holidays. That is why we decided to help in restocking the FISH Food Pantry, said Pegge Ford, store manager for the Sanibel store. Being a new neighbor on the island, we sincerely look forward to working with FISH helping them in their mission of neighbors helping neighbors on the islands. Complimentary Blood Pressure Screening The Sanibel Fire & Rescue District will offer complimentary blood pressure screening at the Sanibel Recreation Center on Monday, December 3 from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. High blood pressure increases the risk of stroke, heart attack, heart failure, kidney disease and even blindness in some cases. The Sanibel Fire & Rescue Districts complimentary screenings are offered as a first step in determining if further examination by a health care professional is necessary. The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information, call 472-0345 or visit www.mysanibel.com. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
41 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 30, 2012 December Monday Night Film SeriesBIG ARTS Film Societys Monday Night Film Series brings criticallyacclaimed independent and foreign films and documentaries to Sanibel. The movie experience at BIG ARTS is more than just a film showing. A group of film buffs leads informed postmovie discussions, complemented by refreshments. All Monday Night Films are $8 and begin at 7 p.m. in Schein Performance Hall. All films are shown in Blu-ray with high-definition projection equipment, and surround sound. Assistive listening devices are available. December Monday Night films are: December 3 The Kid with a Bike (2011) Belgium; Rated PG-13 December 10 Names of Love (2010) France; Rated R December 17 Surprise Film: To be announced December 10 No film on December 24 and 31. The tale of a young boy abandoned by his father and left to the care of a childrens home in the Belgian countryside, The Kid with a Bike won the Grand Prize of the Jury Award for Best Film at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, and is a Golden Globe nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. Manohla Dargis of The New York Times describes the film as quietly rapturous with frightening intensity. The Names of Love is a romantic comedy about a middle aged, middle-ofthe road scientist, Arthur Martin, who happens to cross paths with the manic leftist, Baya Benhmamoud, played by Sara Forestier. Arthur is terrified of sex whereas Baya sleeps with fascists in order to convert them. Bound by common tragic family histories (the Algerian War and the Holocaust), the duo improbably falls in love. Woven between hilarious mishaps and the larger-than-life characters is commentary about how the past contributes to identity and has a great influence on how we live our lives. The film was nominated for four Csar Awards, and won Csars for Best Female Lead (Forestier) and Best Writing. The film for the final Monday of each month will be selected and announced one week prior to its screening. This way, BIG ARTS Film Society will be able to show films that are all the rage, like a nominee or award-winner from Cannes, The Golden Globes, or Academy Awards. Before the film is selected, these film nights will be advertised as Surprise to be Announced. When the film is announced, one week prior, it will be listed on BIG ARTS websites Film Page, and included in the weekly BIG ARTS member e-mail. For tickets, stop by BIG ARTS, call 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org, or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. ZAGAT ZAGAT.COM R ate d b y : Fish Tacos! To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213
ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 30, 201242 New Exhibit Features Artwork By Olympic SwimmersOn Friday, December 7, Art of the Olympians Museum and Gallery (AOTO) will celebrate the opening of its newest exhibition Water Expressions, featuring the artwork by two dynamic Olympic swimmers; Shane Gould and Allison Wagner. With every brush stroke and snap shot, the works in this exhibit portray the passion of art and sport. Gould takes her place in Australias sporting heritage as one of the worlds greatest female swimmers. She participated at the 1972 Olympics and is still the only woman ever to win five individual medals, three gold (all in world record times), one silver and one bronze. From 1971 to 1973, she broke 11 world records in six different events. In 1972, she held all freestyle world records in 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m and 200m. Goulds love of swimming has unearthed new passion for photography. Her underwater images not only provide a creative outlet, but also capture the beauty, feeling, movement and art of swimming. Her major work was a video project, Loops and Lines, contrasting beautiful moving bodies and shimmering water with harsh geometrical lines and architecture of the swimming pool. As a competitive swimmer, Wagner won a silver medal in the 1996 Olympic Games in the 400 Individual Medley. The Individual Medley consists of all four strokes and combines all of the disciplines of the sport of swimming into a single race. She held the world record in the 200 short course meter IM for 15 years. Wagner is a 13-Time National Champion and NCAA Champion. Wagner found a passion for art and sport early in life. Since her youth she has pursued excellence in all aspects of her life by continually working on developing her mind, spirit and body. She uses this knowledge and experience in her practices of wellness coaching, body and movement analysis, Pilates instruction and swim instruction. Art has become a release for this Olympian artist and a way to unite her passion for art, sport and education. Wagner works in photography, multimedia and acrylic on canvas. The exhibit will run through January 26 at the Art of the Olympians Museum and Gallery, 1300 Hendry Street, Fort Myers. Visitors can view the exhibit for free during the December 7 Artwalk in downtown Fort Myers from 6 to 9 p.m. Gould and Wagner will speak at the museum during Cultural Connections on Thursday, December 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. Cultural Connections is a series of conversations which share the insights and inspirations of great community leaders as well as Olympians, artists and philanthropists. The series provides an arena for guests to connect with these leaders as they share visions, accomplishments, and their contributions to building a sense of community, either locally or globally. Advanced registration for Cultural Connections is required. Tickets are $15 for museum members and $20 for non-members. For more information, visit www.artoftheolympians.org, follow on Twitter at @artofolympians, facebook.com/artoftheolympians or call us at 332-5055. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The gallery is closed to on Sundays, Mondays and holidays. Admission is $5. Angel Wings by Olympian artist Shane Gould Hanging Out by Olympian Shane Gould Australian Olympian and artist Shane Gould USA Olympic swimmer and artist Allison Wagner Email your editorial copy to: email@example.com
43 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 30, 2012 Sanibel Rec Center To Throw 5th Anniversary Block Party SaturdayThe Sanibel Recreation Center is celebrating its fifth anniversary with a community block party. The party fun from 11 a.m. to 1p.m. Saturday, December 1, at the Sanibel Recreation Center, 3880 Sanibel Captiva Road. Free commemorative T-shirts will be given to attendees while supplies last. Activities will include; basketball free throw toss contest, tennis skill games, facility tours, open swim, bounce house and backyard games. Healthy snacks will be served and the birthday cake will be cut at 12:45 p.m. As a pre-Block Party Fit 4 Life Activity, there will be a Jingle Bell 5K Beach Walk at 7:30 a.m. at Bowmans Beach, sponsored by Sanibel-Captiva Optimists and FISH of Sanibel. For more information call the center at 472-0345 or visit www.mysanibel.com. Above and right, members of all ages spell out the birthday greeting at the Sanibel Recreation Center Beatles Theme Highlights Shell Museum FundraiserThe Beatles Abbey Road album cover serves as inspiration for the first promotional image of Under The Sea 2013: In An Octopuss Garden With You, with four members of the management team of the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company standing in for the 1960s rock band members. Crossing Dunlop Road on Sanibel, the image recreates the iconic image of the Fab Four (George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and John Lennon), with the more tropical setting of Sanibel serving as backdrop. The wealth management company is the Grand Sponsor for this years edition of The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum annual gala. As the title suggests, the annual fundraiser embraces a 1960s theme and features an amazing Beatlebeat Tribute Band, with four talented musicians that recreate the look, style and sound of the most famous rock and roll band in the world, The Beatles. A not-to-be-missed theatrical experience, this years event will be hosted at The Sanctuary Golf Club on January 27 from 5 to 10 p.m. The evening promises to delight attendees with the Beatlebeat Tribute Band performance and the live and silent auctions showcasing an amazing diversity of items from local businesses who have donated to support the museum. Gala participants are encouraged to wear their best s attire (bell bottoms and tie-dye optional) and everyone will enjoy a delicious dinner from The Sanctuary while helping the museum raise funds for its educational exhibits and programs. Sanibel Captiva Trust Company president Terry Igo explained why the company wanted to participate as Grand Sponsor for the event. The great thing about Sanibel and Captiva is that there are always treasures to be discovered, and many islanders dont realize that The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is a one-of-a-kind, internationally-recognized museum with superior exhibits and outstanding educational programs, said Igo. A world-class institution of this kind deserves all of our support to ensure that it not only survive, but is able to build on its stellar reputation and continue to draw visitors to the island. Tickets are $125 per person and reservations can be made directly online from the Events page of the museum website, located at www.shellmuseum.org. Sponsorship opportunities are still available and auction prizes may be donated by contacting John Suau at 395-2233 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Sanibel Captiva Trust Companys James Young, Terry Igo, Betsey Houston and Richard Pyle
ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 30, 201244 Poets Corner selected by Tanya HochschildPlanting Coconutsby Raymond Buck There sits a lovely bunch of coconuts like soldiers huddled in dug dirt ruts five big beauties all resting in a row who put them there we may never know the idol of my life a lady enchanting says sloshing inside calls for planting unlike most seeds that just get buried dumped in dirt with no one worried coconuts must start with three days floating in a tub of water like toy ducks boating awaiting decisions that must be made before taking up the long handle spade do the hard shell buggers go into sand sideways flat half in half out or stand on end half in half out but which end attachment nut to palm some contend foretells the end that will sprout a tree others maintain that you will never see for that end is tough and hard to break like a chick inside there is birth at stake agriculturists who know tend to favor flat a good reason for going along with that since roots break out through the bottom the top shell opens for the palm to come like everything way south the word is slow eight or nine months before the big show and years after that for the palm tree to grow sitting back and waiting is not all that bad not giving coconut seeds a chance sad sad. Tanya Hochschild writes The Island Sun has asked me to manage a poetry column. We are inviting submissions from local poets. Anyone interested may submit their work via email to tutsie@ comcast.net. Each week individual work will be showcased. I am a member of a Sanibel Writing group, have participated in Artpoems and Writers Reads on the island, had two books published. Much of my work, as the poem today indicates, is influenced by the country of my birth, South Africa, a place we return to every year. Raymond Buck is a New England Yankee by birth and thought. He has read his poetry at Writers Reads and Open Mics at The Bean. His first book of poetry, South of Providence is at island bookstores. Date Change For Top Talent CompetitionAuditions and event dates have changed to South Floridas Top Talent. The fourth consecutive South Floridas Top Talent has rescheduled auditions for February 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and February 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The main event will be held on March 9 at the Dolphin Room at the Shell Facotry and Nature Park in North Fort Myers. For the fourth consecutive year, the Southwest Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and CONRIC PR & Marketing have partnered to host the South Floridas Top Talent competition. Singers, dancers, musicians and entertainers with unique talent are invited to audition and compete for the coveted South Floridas Top Talent title. We are excited about rolling our our new dates, and attracting talent from cities such as Miami and Tampa to audition and compete right here in Southwest Florida, said Connie Ramos-Williams of CONRIC PR & Marketing. The competition will be broken up into two age groups, under 18 years old and 18 years old and up. A panel of celebrity judges will select the top 10 winners in each age group. Those winners will then advance to compete in the South Floridas Top Talent competition on Saturday, March 9 from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Dolphin Room at the Shell Factory and Nature Park. Judges will score each contestant on their overall performance and select a top winner in each age group. The winners will be announced that evening, and receive cash, prizes and publicity. Guests are invited to attend the South Floridas Top Talent competition on Saturday, March 9. The fee to attend is $10, which includes admission, appetizers, meet-and-greet, and talent show competition. There is a $45 registration fee to audition if you register prior to January 25. After Janaury 25, participants will need to pay $75 to audition. The event is sponsored in part by CONRIC PR & Marketing, the Southwest Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the Shell Factory and Nature Park. To participate in the talent contest, become a sponsor, or for more detailed information regarding South Floridas Top Talent, call the Hispanic Chamber at 418-1441 or send an email to email@example.com. December Calendar Of Events For SWFL Symphony OrchestraThe Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra announced its schedule of events during the month of December: Sunday, December 9, 7 p.m. at Cypress Lake High School Auditorium The Southwest Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra program will feature the Sinfonietta under the direction of Nanette Grant, the Concert Orchestra (performing in its premiere season) under the direction of Roland Forti and the Youth Symphony under the direction of David Cole. Also performing are the chamber ensembles including the Percussion Ensemble featuring Todd Betz, Principal Percussion for the SWFLSO, on marimba. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Saturday, December 21, 7:30 p.m. at The Village Church at Shell Point Saturday, December 22, 8 p.m. at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall Bring the entire family as the Southwest Florida Symphony rings the Christmas holiday with the orchestras annual Holiday Pops Concert. Celebrate the joyous music of the season with guest conductor Jim Stephenson in a performance of selections from the Nutcracker and other traditional holiday favorites, along with several of Jims own arrangements. Vocalist Sara DellOmo from the U.S. Marine Band will return as the featured soloist. Last years show was a real holiday treat and they look forward to celebrating the holiday season again this year with the Southwest Florida Symphony. Monday, December 31, 7 p.m. Down by the Riverside Join the Southwest Florida Symphony as they ring in the New Year at Fort Myers Harborside Event Center. The evening with include appetizers, a cash bar, dinner and a Gala Pops Concert with dancing to the music of the Vince Evans Band. The dress for the evening is Festive Party. There is a special room rate set at the Hotel Indigo; ask for the Symphony Block Room Rate. Tickets for this event are $125. If you would like to attend the concert only, tickets are $40. Single tickets are now on sale, priced from $22 to $62. Series subscriptions are available for the 2012-13 season. Subscriptions for the five-concert classical series start at $82, the three-concert pops series starts at $49 and the Sanibel Series is $90. (Prices do not include handling fees.) Subscriptions and single tickets may be purchased online at www.swflos.org or by calling the box office at 418-1500. The Tenth Novel in the Award-Winning Honor Series Book Signing With Robert Macomber Saturday, December 1 11am-1pm Third Book in the Sanibel Sunset Detective Series Book Signing With Ron Base Sunday, December 1 11am-1pm Signed books make great gifts! 1571 Periwinkle way Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-5223 www.sanibelbookshop.com Send your editorial copy to:firstname.lastname@example.org
45 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 30, 2012 Childrens Shell Book Launch At Shell Museum Is SuccessfulHarland Wittkopf, a Sanibel resident and shell enthusiast for over 38 years, has done it again! Based on his Alphabet Cone brochure, Wittkopf has written a childrens book based on the character, Alphie. The book, titled Alphie Finds The Seashell Alphabet, features Alphie, the Alphabet Cone ( Conus spurius), a shell usually cream to white in color that features rows of irregular orange, lightor dark-brown spots. The spots form shapes similar to the letters of the alphabet and Alphie finds shells that have common names beginning with the letters of the alphabet, a to z. Together with Ken Vinton, the books illustrator, Wittkopf signed copies during the books first public presentation at the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum on November 10 and the pair also hosted a talk about the book and presented the book to a school group during the museums on-going Friday Lunch in the Museum program. The book, very well-received by both adults and children, is available for sale in the Museum Store. The museum plans to present shell-related books and their authors throughout the year as a part of their on-going educational programming for shell enthusiasts. Harland Wittkopf and Ken Vinton present a short workshop on their new book featuring Alphie, the Alphabet Cone Monday Night MovieThe Kid With A Bikesubmitted by Nancy CarlileThis Monday, December 3, the BIG ARTS film series Windows on the World will be screening the Cannes Film Festival 2011 Grand Prix winner, The Kid with a Bike. It is brought to us by two brothers from Belgium, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, known for their talents to make small films with modest budgets in their native Belgium. Joe Montgomery accounts for the Dardennes success by their utilization of not explaining, but showing. It keeps their films moving and on target. He goes on to say they keep us rapt, and leave us grateful. John Romney credits the brothers with giving us heart wrenching, spiritually rich themes. He says this film about innocence betrayed and befriended is one of the best films about childhood since Kes or Bicycle Thieves. The kid is an 11-year-old boy, Cyril, played by Thomas Doret, who has been abandoned by his father, who also seems to have taken the boys bike. Cyril searches incessently for his dad and the bike. The foster care center is unable to contain him and he in turn is running from those trying to return him to the system. During one such chase, he tries to take refuge in a large medical complex and runs into Samantha (Cecile de France), knocking her down. She takes an interest in Cyrils circumstances and he pursues her interest by asking if she can take him in on weekends. It is on such a weekend that he becomes the target of a local hood drug dealer, thief who preys on the kids youth and vulnerability. The question becomes, Has the kids second chance escaped him? Join us for the film that starts at 7 p.m. and plan to stay for the film discussion that follows. BIG ARTS Film Societys Monday Night Film Series presents a mixture of critically-acclaimed independent and foreign films and documentaries. After each movie, a group of film buffs leads discussions on The Gainer Veranda, complemented by refreshments. Films are $8 and begin at 7 p.m. in Schein Performance Hall, located at 900 Dunlop Road. Films are shown in high-definition on a large screen with surround sound. Assistive listening devices are available. Sponsors are Bank of the Islands and Stan and Visnja Gembicki. Supporters are Sanibel Taxi and Jerrys Foods of Sanibel. For tickets, stop by BIG ARTS, call 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org, or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. Edison & Ford Holiday Nights 2012The 37th annual Edison & Ford Holiday Nights at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates opens December 1 through 30 and is a must see holiday tradition in Southwest Florida. Holiday Nights received two awards from the American Bus Association and the Southeast Tourism Society as one the Top 100 Events in the nation and a Top 20 Event for the month of December. During the holidays, the homes and gardens of Thomas and Mina Edison and Henry and Clara Ford are seasonally decorated and visitorshave the option of a selfguided tour or a guided tour with an Edison Ford site historian (6 and 7 p.m.). For the month-long event, the site remains open until 9 p.m. with beautifully decorated historic buildings and gardens and millions of colored lights. Edison & Ford Holiday Nights includes nightly entertainment by school and community groups, book signings and appearances by artists, and the Childrens Tree Trail, a forest of trees decorated by Lee County students. The Edison Ford Museum and Edison Botanic Research Lab will be open during the event. Tickets for a self-guided tour are $15 for adults and $1 for children (6 to 12); guided tours are $20 for adults and $11 for children (6 to 12). Groups may schedule guided or unguided tours from 5 to 7 p.m. and receive a discounted group rate with advance reservations. New this year is a Holiday Behind The Scene Tours with curators on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. Visitors will go inside the historic homes with staff and learn holiday traditions of the Edison and Ford families. For additional information, call 334-7419 or visit www.edisonfordwinterestates.org. Edison & Ford Holiday Nights, which opens on Saturday, December 1, is a 37-year Southwest Florida holiday tradition photo by Mike Shapiro BIG ARTS Ticket WinnersBIG ARTS announces Charles Emerson and Lori Shuster as the lucky ticket winners from a drawing BIG ARTS held at Baileyfest. Emerson won two tickets to Beckys New Car at the Herb Strauss Theater, and Shuster won tickets to All In The Musical Family at BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall. All In The Musical Family Grand Patron Sponsor West Wind Inn and Sponsor BIG ARTS Angels. Beckys New Car is supported by Herb Strauss Theater Season Sponsor The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company and Show Sponsor Linda and John Kramer. The mission of BIG ARTS is to provide quality cultural and educational experiences to the residents and visitors of Sanibel, Captiva and neighboring communities. For further information about events at BIG ARTS, to purchase tickets, to sign up for workshops or to become a member, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel; call 395-0900; e-mail info@BIGARTS.org; or log on to www. BIGARTS.org. Charles Emerson
ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 30, 201246 Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture Weekend Will Return In Februaryby Kharli RoseThe Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education at Florida Gulf Coast University is excited to announce that its Annual Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture Weekend will be held on February 8 and 9. This years guest lecturer will be Mary Oliver, the celebrated winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Lannan Foundation Literary Award and the National Book Award. Many readers will recall that last years Lecture had to be cancelled due to Olivers serious illness. She has recovered and has a new collection of poetry, A Thousand Mornings, from which she will read. The Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture is a signature event of the Center that brings public intellectuals to Southwest Florida to discuss issues such as sustainability, ethics, democracy, and literature. Mary Oliver is widely recognized for her lyrical poems that use vivid imagery to portray the natural world and she has been chosen for the lecture because her poetry renders the gravity, grace, and beauty of the ordinary world. Much like Carsons unparalleled contributions to human understanding of our environment, Olivers work has inspired deep appreciation for the wildness and beauty of nature. The lecture will be held on Friday, February 8 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Michael and All Angels Church on Sanibel. The Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture Weekend will culminate with the Centers 9th annual Fundraising Celebration the following evening, Saturday, February 9 from 5 to 8 p.m. The celebration held at the Sanibel beachfront home of Peter and Mallory Haffenreffer. The lecture is free and open to the public, but seats will be reserved for contributors to the Fundraising Celebration. For more information on these events or about the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education, call Center Director Peter Blaze Corcoran at 590-7166 or visit www.fgcu.edu/cese. Mary Oliver photo by Rob Howard Film Premiere To Benefit Ovarian Cancer Foundation A new film, Journey to the Poles, will premiere at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 9 at the Island Cinema on Sanibel. The film tells the story of Stella Farwells trips to both the geographic North and South Poles, including travel on a Russian icebreaker and a unique and unexpected adventure on the ice. A tax-deductible donation of $25 to the Betty Allen Ovarian Cancer Foundation will be appreciated. Reservations are required. Call Jim at 313-910-2488. The premiere is a collaboration. The filmmaker is Rusty Farst of Sanibel, who has produced many videos of history and events on Sanibel and Captiva. He was assisted by filmmaker Connie Bottinelli to help script, shoot and edit the production. Flautist Kat Epple added the musical score. Island Cinema Manager Jim OBryan has offered the use of Island Cinema to help support Southwest Floridas ovarian cancer foundation. Like this premiere, Island Cinema is available for special events beyond its showing of first run movies. Stella Farwell is a Captiva artist who has ovarian cancer. She works to make people aware of this disease the silent killer. There is no screening test for ovarian cancer. The Betty Allen Ovarian Cancer Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 volunteer organization that brings education and awareness of ovarian cancer to Southwest Florida. OBryan said, The Sanibel Island Cinema is delighted to provide a venue for Stella to help spread awareness of ovarian cancer. We hope to be able to act as a stage for other organizations around the Sanibel-Captiva area who may need a place to display audio/video presentations, short films, meetings, and other such parties, especially those who wish to promote an important charity. Stella Farwell at the North Pole Mr. Claus On Trial At Broadway Palm Theatreby Di SaggauA musical version of the holiday classic Miracle On 34th Street is now playing on the Broadway Palm stage. If you need a little boost to get into the holiday spirit, this is the show to see. Based on the 1947 Academy Awardwinning film, it tells the heartwarming story about Kris Kringle, a white-bearded man hired by Macys who claims to be the real Santa Claus. Rob Summers, whose beard is real, is the perfect Santa, and he sets out to make believers of everyone. Whats more, Santa can sing. There are lots of kids in the show and that adds tremendously to the fun on stage. The night I saw the show, Avery King played Susan, a young girl who has been taught by her mother not to believe in anything she cant see, taste, touch or feel. Therefore, she does not believe in Santa Claus. Miss King was spectacular in her role, a delight to watch. The role is shared with Allarie Danielle Kovacs. Susan is befriended by a next door neighbor, an ex-Marine named Fred, played by the multi-talented Galloway Stevens, who in addition to his fine acting and singing also created the choreography, along with Kerry Lambert. It isnt long before Fred meets Susans mother Doris, played by the lovely Amanda Kuchinski. A love interest soon develops. Doris works for Macys and is the one who hired Mr. Kringle to play Santa in their Toyland for the grand sum of $2 an hour. Before you know it, he has created a camaraderie of sorts between competing Macys and Gimbels Department Stores. The show is filled with humor and spectacle. The Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade is a real treat, along with Susans dream when all the toys come to life. There are fast costume changes for a number of cast members who play multiple roles, and they are carried off without a hitch. Really amazing. In addition to the lead roles, its the ensemble that makes the show truly work. In a small, humorous role is James Bould, who nails the part of Tinsworthy, a psycho psychiatrist who wants to put Kris Kringle away. Of course, that doesnt happen because who doesnt want to believe in Santa Claus? At his trial, the judge is finally convinced that Santa is the real thing and there is a happy ending with the holiday spirit spreading to everyone. Miracle On 34th Street is pure family entertainment, the perfect holiday treat. It plays through December 25 at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. Tickets can be reserved by calling 278-4422, by visiting www.BroadwayPalm.com or by stopping by the box office located at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. The cast of Miracle On 34th Street at the Broadway Palm
47 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 30, 2012 Author Series Begins With Puzzle MasterThe Sanibel Public Librarys 201213 Author Series is begins on Thursday, December 6 featuring puzzle guru Will Shortz. Shortz began his career with the Penny Press Magazines and moved to Games, serving as its editor from 1989 to 1993. Shortz has been the crossword puzzle editor of The New York Times since 1993. 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. 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 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. The Sanibel Public Library 2012-13 Author Series will also feature Robert K. Massie on Tuesday, January 15, Peter Bergen on Monday, February 11 and Judy Collins on Wednesday, March 6. Tickets for these events are available to Sanibel Public Library cardholders at no charge. Tickets will be released one month prior to the scheduled event. 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. Author Series Ticket Distribution Schedule Friday, December 14 for Robert K. Massies January 15 appearance. Friday, January 11 for Peter Bergens February 11 appearance. Wednesday, February 6 for Judy Collins March 6 appearance. For additional information, call the Sanibel Public Library at 472-2483. Will Shortz Senator Meets With Library Staff Florida State Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto, center, met with Sanibel Public Library staff members Margaret Mohundro, Barb Dunkle, Sandy Ham and Candy Heise. The Senator was named Library Champion by the Southwest Florida Library Network for her library advocacy and support Open Mic At The BeanThe Sanibel literary season will begin on Friday, November 30 between 4 and 6 p.m. with a 10th Aluminum Anniversary Open Mic Reading at The Bean, 2240 Periwinkle Way. Writers, residents and visitors to the islands are invited to read and listen to original and favorite selections of poetry and prose. Open mic readings are informal. The only requirements are that performers sign the readers list and limit their reading time to five minutes. If you choose not to read, you are welcome to listen. For 10 years, open mics at The Bean have been the epicenter of poetry and prose readings and performances throughout the entire Southwest Florida region. Poets and writers from Fort Myers, Florida Gulf Coast University, Charlotte and Collier county as well as writers from all regions of our country, the United Kingdom, Australia and Latin America have participated. Come and share this entertaining afternoon with us. Bring along an original or favorite work to read. For further information, call Joseph Pacheco at 472-1280 or The Bean at 395-1919. Top Ten Books On The Island1. Gone by Randy Wayne White 2. Brief History of Sanibel Island by Repko Marya 3. Racketeer by John Grisham 4. Sanibel Flats by Randy Wayne White 5. Mudbound by Hillary Jordan 6. Wisdom From The Gift From The Sea by Anne Lindberg 7. House at Tyneford by Natasha Solomons 8. Sick Puppy by Carl Hiaasen 9. Proof of Heaven by Eben Alexander, MD 10. Three Weissmanns of Westport by Cathleen SchineCourtesy of Sanibel Island Bookshop. Tabloidsubmitted by Hyde TuckerTabloid is an edgy documentary film about an American woman who goes to jail in Briton for kidnapping and sexually assaulting an American Mormon man. The tabloid press devoted much attention to this matter. The film will be shown at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, December 5 in Schein Performance Hall at BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road. It is the third film of the Not for Monday Night series. AO Scotts review of the film in The New York Times stated, Errol Morris documentary is a fascinating window on to a forgotten media world. Before reality television, before Twitter, before the Internet utterly changed journalism, Joyce McKinney was a classic Fleet Street celebrity. Britains freebooting redtops had massive circulations and massive amounts of cash; they could swoop down on ordinary people and turn them into stars for a short time, without these people anticipating the backlash of intrusion and spite heading their way. McKinney was a former Miss Wyoming who, in 1977, came to Britain to pursue a devout Mormon, with whom she was in love, an obsessive quest that ended with the Brit tabloids calling her a sex fiend. Morris interviews the likably eccentric McKinney (who is now taking legal action against the film) and the gentlemanly, diffident British diary journalist Peter Tory, who covered the story. A vivid picture of the way we lived then. Rotten Tomatoes said 91 percent of 113 critics and 75 percent of more than 10,000 attendees liked the film. The film is rated R for sexual content and nudity. It runs for 1 hour and 27 minutes. Tickets are $5. For tickets, call 395-0900, email info@BIGARTS.org, or log on to www. BIGARTS.org. Tantalizing Starters | Dazzling Entrees | Scrumptious DessertsMake your HOLIDAY PARTY reservations with us. Catering at our house or yours. Private lunches also available. 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FREETake Me Home NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands BUSINESS REAL ESTATE CLASSIFIEDS VOL. 20, NO. 23 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA NOVEMBER 30, 2012 B BSECTIONTales From The Caloosahatchee Offered At Tween Waters Inn The SanibelCaptiva Conservation Foundation will present an Evening of Tales From The Caloosahatchee on Tuesday, December 4 starting at 7 p.m. at Tween Waters Inn on Captiva. Author Amy Bennett Williams wrote, Flowing 75 westerly miles from Floridas Lake Okeechobee to the Gulf of Mexico, the historic Caloosahatchee River has always been critically important to the region it traverses. As it makes its way past farm fields, quiet hamlets, and urban downtowns, manatees graze in its warm shallows, bass lurk in its shaded oxbows and alligators sun on its banks. Over the years, the river has attracted luminaries as well as colorful characters. Thomas Edison had a Caloosahatchee riverfront home, as did Henry Ford and telegrapher George Shulz, who created Floridas tarpon-fishing industry. Without the Caloosahatchee, the Southwest Florida that people know today would not exist. Without people, however, the river known as the Caloosahatchee would not exist either, since it was human effort and engineering that connected the river to the lake and made it navigable changes that sometimes spelled disaster. Along The Caloosahatchee is one of the series of books, Images of America. Williams, best known as the editor of Tropicalia magazine, tells the rivers story from mastodons, the 19th-century businessmen who stiffened and straightened its line, and the famous that soaked in its beauty and bounty. Her book contains more than 200 historical black-and-white images. Williams gives special thanks to SCCFs Rae Ann Wessel with helping provide vital information about the river.continued on page 9B Image of three generations of seminoles, from the Florida Memory Collection Caloosahatchee highway to Floridas interiorIsland Treasure: Larry Congresssubmitted by Emilie Alfino, manager, Sanibel Historical Museum and VillageThis year, the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is honoring its island treasures people who made a difference to the island at its annual fundraiser February 5. Called Its Paradise because, the event will feature a production focusing on two tourists who are having an afternoon of fun during their first visit to the island. They will encounter four island VIPs who helped make Sanibel what it is today. But there are more than four island VIPs, so the museum is preparing a series of articles to recognize them. Our second island treasure is Larry Congress, founder of Congress Jewelers in Periwinkle Place. One of the first times I was on Sanibel, it was dark and rainy and I didnt know a soul on the island, Congress relates. I was 50 years old, broke, with four kids, and I thought, I have got to find a way to make a living here, and someday everybody is going to know who I am. That was in 1981 and it was a winding road to the day everybody knew who he was, but Congress accomplished his goal. Congress learned the jewelry business when he bought a store in Indiana at age 23. I learned if you give the people quality at a good price, youll do just fine. Im not a gregarious person but Im not bashful. That helped me succeed. He was selling jewelry on the road as the recession deepened and he started to think about relocating. Things were bad economically, Congress said. My in-laws were one of the first people in Cape Coral, and I came to investigate. From there he ended up in an unlikely place: on the beach at South Seas running a bike and boat stand. I answered an ad in The News-Press, he explained. Its a long way from the jewelry business. From there, he went to the beach at Casa Ybel and bought the franchise, even giving sailing lessons. I had never sailed a day in my life but I learned real fast. Casa Ybel was small when Congress got there, but was growing steadily. Back then there was a lot of building happening on the island. Lots of people were coming down. All kinds of time shares were being sold. It was a whole different demographic than it is today, Congress explained. I made friends there. Congress started buying gold jewelry in Miami as soon as he was able. Before I continued on page 4B Painting by Larry Congress Sanibel Island painting by Larry Congress
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Doc Fords continues its sponsorship of the City of Sanibel Financial Assistance Program at the Silver Sponsorship level of $1,000. A third sponsor at the Silver Sponsorship level of $1,000 is Barry Roth, founder of the fundraiser. The financial assistance program helps parents and grandparents who live or work on Sanibel or Captiva. Financial assistance is provided on a sliding fee scale to financially eligible parents and grandparents so that their children 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 an application and provide 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. Fundraising occurs throughout the year. All money received is given in awards. A New Years Eve party for the community is held each year beginning at 8p.m. at the City of Sanibel Recreation Center to celebrate the program. For details on the program and for a brochure of the New Years Eve party stop by the recreation center, 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road, call 472-0345, visit www.mysanibel.com/Departments/ Recreation/NewYearEve2012 or call event chair Barry Roth at 313-9591. Tony Gropp, Nora Mohr, Jill Grossenbaugh, Craig Albert, Heather Dowling, Puja Romero and Allison Dunning Marty Harrity, Carl Sfac, Kimmi McGonnel, Brenda Harrity, Jean Crenshaw, Raynauld Bentley and Gabby Moschitta Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email firstname.lastname@example.org
6B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 30, 2012 Hortoons Making A Difference One Dollar At A TimeWeve all been asked to make a donation for a charitable cause when we go to the checkout counter. But have you ever wondered just how much of a difference that donation makes? In the case of Tarpon Bay Explorers and the Ding Darling Wildlife Society, the results are in. Tarpon Bay Explorers is the concessionaire for The JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, providing guided tours, rentals, and a nature-themed gift shop for refuge visitors. Any purchase at the Tarpon Bay Explore facility will generate the opportunity to donate $1 to the Ding Darling Wildlife Society, a not-for-profit organization supporting nature conservation, wildlife protection and education efforts for the refuge. The explorers began asking visitors if theyd like to participate in the fundraising effort in March, 2009. Since then, and up to Thanksgiving Day this year, they have raised $31,750, one dollar at a time. Through donations and memberships, the Wildlife Society provides the refuge amenities that would not otherwise be monetarily possible. For example, the society spearheaded and financed the $3.3 million refuge education center and exhibits; built the education pavilion on the Cross Dike Trail; organizes and funds the annual Ding Darling Days; and contributes tens of thousands of dollars each year for special refuge projects. To learn more about the Ding Darling Wildlife Society and to become a member, visit www.dingdarlingsociety. org. Visit Tarpon Bay Explorers at 900 Tarpon Bay Road, seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call 472-8900. Melanie and Christian Heinemann from Germany donate to the wildlife society Ding Darling Wildlife Society donation jar VCB Reports Record-Breaking Tax CollectionsThe Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB) reports a second consecutive year of record-breaking tax collections, finishing with $26.5 million in tourist tax on paid accommodations for fiscal year 201112, which ended on September 30. Lee County tourism continues to be cornerstone of local economy. The new record is a 9.2 percent increase over last years record-breaking $24.2 million in collections and a 21.2 percent rise from fiscal year 2008-09 collections of $21.8 million. Our international marketing efforts to draw visitors to Lee County are more successful than ever and continue to make tourism the cornerstone of our local economy, said VCB executive director Tamara Pigott. The industry has an economic impact of $2.7 billion annually and generates nearly $146 million in local government revenues. It employs 52,313 residents, which accounts for one in five jobs in the county. The VCB also reports positive results for several other tourism performance indicators for the destination. Visitation rose 1.8 percent from fiscal year 201011. Average occupancy increased 2.4 percent, and the average daily room rate climbed 4.1 percent. Average length of stay for visitors also finished 4 percent higher year-over-year. Pigott attributed the destinations milestone results to ongoing teamwork with tourism industry partners, whom she praised for their outstanding marketing efforts and high level of customer service, and to the VCBs strategically targeted programs. We really honed our marketing efforts to more precisely reach potential visitors both geographically and psychographically, said Pigott. Tightening our focus allowed us to be more efficient and to achieve a tremendous return on investment. Given its success, Pigott said the VCB will stay the course in the coming fiscal year, with some adjustments and refinements to its marketing programs. The organization has introduced a new logo and is rolling out its new Find Your Island print advertising campaign that encourages consumers to come back to themselves by escaping to a destination that surrounds them with what matters most in their lives. Pigott said the VCB remains committed to serving the broader interests of Lee Countys economy by acting as an industry leader to market the entire area globally, facilitate travel to the destination, and preserve and protect the areas unique attributes for the continual benefit of its residents and visitors. Tourist tax revenue also known as the bed tax -funds three countywide functions: destination marketing; beach and shoreline renourishment, maintenance and enhancement projects; andcontinued on page 16B Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
Florida: Bonita Springs, Fort Myers, Naples, Ocala, Sanibel and Captiva Islands North Carolina: Cashiers, Highlands, Lake Glenville, Lake Toxaway and Sapphire Valley Energy Ef cient New Construction 4BD/3BA Near Beach Cottage Captiva Vacation Retreat Income Producing Opportunity Only NEW Const. in Captivas Village $1,745,000 MLS 2120822 John & Denice Beggs 239.357.5500 Walk to Beach and Bay Sanibel Furnished 4BD/4BA East End & Steps to Beach Large, Heated Lap Pool Gourmet Kitchen with Granite $899,000 Jim Branyon 239.565.3233 Lands End Village 1638 Peaceful direct Waterfront Large 3 bedroom oor plan Penthouse master suite Resort-style pool, tennis & tness room $1,950,000 MLS 2121310 Fred Newman or Vicki Panico 239.826.2704 Captiva Beach Gem Extraordinary 4BD/4BA Captiva Cottage Gulf Side Porches Lead to Beach Charming Interior with French Doors & Fireplace Outstanding Rental History $4,850,000 MLS 2121281 Sarah Ashton 239.691.4915 Barefoot Way Magni cent 6 Bedrooms, 7.5 Baths Gulf Front Luxury with Privacy Multiple Lanais, Beautiful Pool & Spa Gourmet Kitchen/Huge Master Suite $6,250,000 MLS 2111185 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Exclusive Private Gated Community 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms East End, Gulf-Front Luxury Private Pool and Spa Multiple Balconies/Breathtaking Views $1,849,000 MLS 2111063 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Captiva Open Breeze Spacious 5 Bedroom Compound Double Parcel with Tropical Setting Awesome Pool & Entertaining Area Great Rental History $1,895,000 MLS 2121137 McMurray & Nette 239.281.4435 Bayside Villas 1 BD/2 BA, Comfortably Sleeps 4 South Seas Island Resort Canal and Bay Views Winter Retreat/Income Producing $295,000 $309,000 John and Denice Beggs 239.357.5500 Fantastic Top Floor Views Captiva Top Floor/3BD w/Loft & Sunset Views Direct Beach, Pool, Tennis & More Completely Renovated Convenient to Everything $799,000 MLS 2900521 Fred Newman and Vicki Panico 239.980.0088 Ultimate Dream Location Architectural Gem Offers Utmost Privacy Protected Bay Locale, Boat Dock & Lift Open Docks, Pool, Hot Tub Wildlife Views, Private Beach $2,895,000 MLS 2801656 McMurray & Nette 239.281.4435 Beach Cottage Themed Condo Blind Pass on West End of Sanibel 2 Bedrooms/2Baths, Remodeled VT @www.BlindPassA105.info Pool, Tennis & Convenient to Captiva $395,000 MLS 2120116 Bob & Viv Radigan 239.691.6240 Private Courtyard Estate Captiva 4BD/4.5BA Andy Rosse Villa Private In-Law Suite State of the Art Kitchen Secluded Pool and Spa $2,375,000 MLS 2120187 Reader Weaver & Rosario 239.464.2249 Sanibels Finest Subdivision Sanibel 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms Beautifully Updated Private Estate Unparalleled Gulf Views Wraparound Lanais & Gorgeous Pool $3,395,000 MLS 2110707 McMurray & Nette 239.850.7888 Blind Pass Condo Sanibel 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms Updated Kitchen & Baths 1,222 S.F. of Living Great Vacation Rental $399,900 MLS 2101271 Sally Davies 239.691.3319 Pointe Santo de Sanibel Beautifully Updated 2BD/2BA Gorgeous Gulf Views Popular Weekly Rental Complex Thoughtfully Redesigned for Livability $785,000 MLS 2121008 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Unique and Charming 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Furnished Small, Low Density TH Complex Onsite Rentals & Management Pool/Spa and Private Beach $419,000 MLS 2111277 McMurray & Nette 239.850.7888239.472.0078 | 800.805.0168RoyalShellSales.com | RoyalShell.com Real Estate We make it easy. You make it home. NEW LISTINGWe make it easy. You make it home. NEW LISTING7B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 30, 2012
8B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 30, 2012 Beaches Of Fort Myers & Sanibel Earns Top National Rankings The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel in Southwest Florida is making a splash. The area soared to the top of two national travel rankings. TripAdvisor, the worlds largest travel site, named Fort Myers as one of the top 10 favorite locales and honored the area with the 2012 Travelers Choice Destinations on the Rise award. The award recognizes destinations that have seen the greatest increase in positive traveler feedback and traveler interest, year-over-year. According to the TripAdvisor website, Fort Myers has something for everyone: Most visitors go to Fort Myers for the deep-sea fishing, the golf courses and the famous white-sand beaches and islands that line the Gulf Coast. Attractions include the winter estates of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison, as well as nearby Naples and the islands of Sanibel and Captiva. For wildlife spotting, try Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve TripAdvisor travelers love taking photos along the boardwalk trail. Sanibel Island also earned its place in a top 10 ranking. It recently made USA Todays list of 10 great places for families to escape the snow. USA Today detailed why Sanibel made the list: Youll get a beach vacation, but so much more at this Gulf Coast island near Fort Myers. The islands location makes it one of the best places to find seashells in the country, said Kara Williams, a founder of TheVacationGals.com blog. Who wouldnt love shelling on the beach and wading in the mellow, mellow waters? Bikings easy on the flat island, and so is kayaking at J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Airport Reports October TrafficDuring the month of October, 484,768 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport, an increase of 3.3 percent compared to October 2011. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is down 3.9 percent from the same period last year. The traffic leader in October was Delta with 123,633 passengers traveling to and from Fort Myers. Rounding out the top five airlines were AirTran (81,620), Southwest (66,506), JetBlue (51,635) and US Airways (49,251). Southwest Florida International Airport had 5,209 aircraft movements (takeoffs and landings), a decrease of 1.9 percent compared to October 2011. Page Field saw 6,113 movements, a 3.7 percent increase from October 2011. In addition, nearly 2.7 million pounds of air freight moved through Southwest Florida International Airport in October 2012, an increase of 7.8 percent compared to October 2011. Southwest Florida International Airport served more than 7.5 million passengers in 2011 and is one of the top 50 U.S. airports for passenger traffic. No ad valorem (property) taxes are used for airport operation or construction. For more information, visit www.flylcpa.com. Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or email@example.com
9B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 30, 2012 Charming updated nearbeach 3-bedrm cottage, low maintenance, bright & clean $399K Remodeled ground-floor walk-out club suite at Sundial Resort, earning excellent income $349.9K Stroll right out to the beach at Sandalfoot, 2 bedrm with years of income in easy onsite program $699K Beach-front Compass Point income-producer, beautifully updated & decorator furnished $899K Lot in Island Woods, midisland community of oldeFlorida-style homes with pool & tennis $249K Near-beach lot in Lake Murex with expansive water views & community beach path $249K One of last undeveloped single-family home lots in golf/tennis community with pool & beach access $299K PRICE REDUCED! Nearbeach cul-de-sac parcel in Sanibel Bayous, short walk to Bowmans Beach $399K Susan Andrews Broker Owner David Anderson Office Manager Elise Carnes Listing Coordinator Lisa Murty Sales Associate 2242 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Square #3 472-HOME (4663) 888-603-0603 Blog & more info at SanibelSusan.wordpress.com Corner 1/2+acre lot overlooking intersecting canals in Shell Harbor, community beach access $899K From page 1BCaloosahatchee TalesWoody Hanson, a fifth generation Fort Myers resident, also contributed knowledge and photos to Amys heartfelt book of the river they love. His grandfather, Stanley Hanson (1883-1945) was known as the White Medicine Man to the Seminoles. Woody is the familys archivist and will bring artifacts and images rarely seen from the early 1900s taken with permission from tribal friends of Seminoles and Miccosukees. On the evening of December 4, islanders will have a rare treat to have both Woody and Amy together. Their presentations dovetail well with Wessels Oxbow and Riverlore Cruises, providing a more in-depth vision of the Caloosahatchee, past and present. For more information, call 472-2329 or visit www.sccf.org. Seminole, from the Florida archives Vintage aerial image of Cape Coral Seminole camp, from the State Archives Collection Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
10B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 30, 2012 Around The Islands With AnneEast End Will Shine Brightly During Luminary Festival; Windjammer Lobster House Opening Soon by Anne MitchellWhat Sanibels east end lacks in size, it makes up for in charm, with its village atmosphere and close-knit, beachy community. And come Luminary Night, Friday, December 7, the merchants in the Seahorse Shopping Center will once again be displaying their hospitality in what has become the traditional start of the islands holiday season. The Luminary Festival, now in its 28th year, is a perfect fit for these sub-tropical islands. Illuminated candles are lit at dusk on Periwinkle Way, along the bike baths and driveways, from end to end to guide the throngs to the many shopping centers and individual businesses. Captiva celebrates in similar style the following night, Saturday, December 8. You will find maps, entertainment details and trolley routes for both Sanibel and Captiva in this weeks Island Sun. While many head for the more populous sections of Periwinkle Way, those who make it to the east end this year will find a more relaxed setting but with lots going on all centered on a raised outdoor platform starting around 5 p.m. The Seahorse Shopping Center will be hosting Santa Claus from 7 p.m. onwards, so thats a great opportunity for youngsters to make their gift requests and have their photos taken. A reggae band, Punda Melia, will be putting a new spin on Christmas songs all evening from 6 p.m. And for the delight of children and adults alike, local chef Tommy Visco will carve a large snowman out of blocks of ice right there in the parking lot using a chainsaw. Pinocchios Original Italian Ice Cream and sister store Geppettos Beach Foodies will be dispensing complimentary samples and specialties including, perhaps, the ice cream tapas that won best dessert award at the recent Taste of the Islands. Holiday flavors for frozen desserts such as custard, gelato, frozen yogurt and ice cream include Apple Cider, Gingerbread, Egg Nog, Ginger Pear, Peppermint Stick, Rum Raisin, Pumpkin Gingersnap, Christmas Party and Cranberry Sweetie. Also available will be some new dessert pastas from Germany, to be served with fruit or ice cream. Flavors include gingerbread and chocolate and theyre flying off the shelves. Next door, Tuttles Sea Horse Shell Shop, established in 1973, has an excellent selection of nautical items, trinkets and Sanibel logo shirts. Its going to be real fun this year, says owner Bob Tuttle. The Sporty Seahorse Shop, a vast emporium selling resort clothing, accessories and home accents, will once again decorate its Christmas Courtyard, says owner Joanne Nappi. This delightful outdoor space tucked inside the large store will shimmer with white lights and be set with lots of food and drink. As regulars have come to expect, Nappi will again be serving her famous Cosmopolitans. Mike Billheimer, owner of The Lighthouse Restaurant, provides the hotdogs and beer for the annual event, so all the bases are covered, whatever your style and taste. The complimentary trolley service will take you there from anywhere along the trail, so do head east if you get the chance. Theyll have the welcome mat out for you. Sanibel will soon have a New England-style lobster house serving North Atlantic as well as Gulf of Mexico seafood. Windjammer Restaurant will open early next week at 2430 Periwinkle Way (formerly occupied by the Twilight Caf). Longtime island residents and restaurateurs brothers Ted and Jim Iannelli are again teaming up with Joe and Kathy Whitcraft in this venture. Fresh fish will be offered daily with the selections based upon the seasons and dockside availability, said Ted Iannelli. The Maine lobsters will be brought in directly from New England and will be available at sizes from one to two pounds, along with fresh scallops, mussels, clams and fresh fish of the day such as cod, haddock and sole. All these will be complemented by our local grouper and Gulf shrimp. The menu will also include salads, seawiches and vegetarian meals at reasonable prices, Iannelli added. The Aw Shucks raw bar and New England Clam Chowder will also be available and beer and wine will be served. For anyone wishing to have their own clambake at home or on the beach, Windjammer will offer a New England Clambake To Go, featuring lobster, clams, shrimp, corn on the cob and any other items requested. The entire clambake will be in a cooking container just add water or beer and kick back and have a wonderful feast, Iannelli said. Catering will also be offered. Windjammer will be open for dinner initially and will eventually open for what Iannelli calls a local-friendly lunch. Dinner hours are 4 to 9:30 p.m. and lunch, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Happy hours is from 3 to 5 p.m. Call 472-8818 for dinner reservations. While we were tucking into turkey with all the trimmings on Thanksgiving Day, Amy Dunavant, new owner of Fridays Child, was busy moving merchandise to her new location at Unit 19 in Periwinkle Place. Dunavant, a former elementary school teacher and mother of three from Lexington, Kentucky, said it seemed like the best time to make the move just five doors down because the shopping center was closed. She is now happily ensconced in her new space, whose shape is better suited to displaying her childrens clothing and toys. She has retained some of the brands that were popular before such as the Tea Collection and Mimi & Maggie. Some people come in asking specifically for them, she said. Cool clothes for cool kids is her mantra, and among new brands she is now carrying are Dogwood T-shirts for boys, Wes & Willy tees and jaxxwear. Her private label Beach Baby Sanibel T-shirts and sweatshirts are popular with their island critter motifs, and the infant onesies are adorable. Sizes range from newborn to youth XL. She stocks lots of toys and games, mostly from Melissa & Doug, as well as books. The Mermaid Island game is so popular, is hard to keep on the shelves, Dunavant said. For parents and grandparents seeking sun-safe beachwear, Fridays Child has a big selection of SFP shirts, shorts and hats for boys and girls. Brands include SnapperRock and Gruvy. Coming soon are Flap Happy shorts sets with in SPF50 fabric. Fridays Child can be reached at 472-9500 or www.TGIFchild.com. Matzaluna, The Italian Kitchen, will celebrate its 18th anniversary by offering 18 percent off diners food bills for 18 days, starting Saturday, December 1. Also, every 18th customer will receive an $18 gift certificate for a future visit. Matzaluna serves classic pasta dishes, chicken, veal, seafood and from its woodfired oven pizza. It is located at 1200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, phone 472-1998. LIVE ON THE ISLANDS Traditions on the Beach at the Island Inn has live entertainment most nights. This weeks lineup includes: Friday, Joe McCormick and singer Barbara Smith; Saturday, Joe McCormick and singer Marvilla Marzan; Sunday, closed; Wednesday 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. The Crows Nest at Tween Waters Inn will feature The New Vinyls on Friday and Saturday, November 23 and 24, 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. 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 live entertainment every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday as well as every other Tuesday. On Tuesday, December 4, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Chris Coile will play s and 0s hits; Karaoke is on Wednesdays; on Thursday from 9 p.m. to midnight, its John Mamelli, guitar and vocals; and on Friday, The Troublestarters will play from 9 p.m. to midnight. The restaurant is at 2499 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, phone 395-1263. Pinocchios Original Italian Ice Cream is serving up some festive items for the Christmas season, such as these dessert pastas Windjammer Restaurant, serving lobster and other New England favorites, will open early next week at 2430 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel One of several styles in Fridays Childs Beach Baby private collection Part of the extensive selection of childrens beachwear at Fridays Child Amy Dunavant, owner of Fridays Child childrens clothing store in Periwinkle Place
11B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 30, 2012The Jacaranda has entertainment nightly from 7 to 11 p.m. On Friday and Saturday, various artists are featured. On Sunday, its Jamaica Dave & Co., reggae and dance; Monday, Renata, jazz, contemporary music and dance; Tuesday, Steve Scooter Reynolds, accoustic guitar, contemporary music and dance; Wednesday, Buckeye Ken, contemporary, Top 40 and blues; Thursday, 2 Hot, contemporary, reggae and dance. The Jacaranda is at 1223 Periwinkle Way, phone 472-1771. Traders Store & Cafe features music by Chris Workman on Sundays and 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 4727242. 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. 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. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 viprealty.com 1560 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel (239) 472-5187 (800) 553-7338 Toll free (866) 472-5187 Intl 2000 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, (239) 395-0607 14970 Captiva Drive, Captiva (239) 472-7800 (866) 472-7800 Toll freeScan this QR code with your Smart Phone to search all properties available for sale! READY TO GET YOUR PROPERTY SOLD? CALL SANIBEL AND CAPTIVAS #1 REAL ESTATE COMPANY BY A LONG SHOT! MARKET SHARE*Based on Sanibel/Captiva Closings from 11/12/11 to 11/12/12 per Sanibel Captiva Multiple Listing $200,000,000 $100,000,000 $50,000,000VIP Realty Group 21%Competitor #2 9% Competitor #3 6% Competitor #1 14%$150,000,000
12B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 30, 2012 FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTSSanibel Youth Flag Football League2012-2013 Season is comingSIGN UP NOW AT:www.sanibel agfootball.com(Registration: Nov. 20th Dec. 10th)All divisions are Co-Ed: Ages 6-8, Ages 9-11 & Ages 12-14Questions: Call John Lemmon 239.826.8650 or Tim Drobnyk 239.281.3530 2013 2012 Beachview Men Play A Real Round Of GolfWithout any shambles or scrambles, the Beachview mens group played a Two Best Ball Net format on November 24. The only threesome in the group had a good blind draw and won the day. Rich Rompala, Bjorn Olsson and Rene Lohser won with a score of 111. And speaking of Olsson, he lost 40 pounds this summer on a special (must have been Swedish) diet. He is playing very well despite his new skinniness! The team of Fred Zimmer, Jerry Mader, Dave Smith and Jack Tukey were second with a score of 114. John Boynton, Wayne Turner, Roger Gogswell and Dick Chocol came in third with a score of 116. On Tuesday, the mens group gathered at 8:30 a.m. to play a Very Modified Stableford points game. The winners were Fred Zimmer, John Boynton, Guy Tober and Rene Lohser. In second place was the team of Rich Rompala, Tony Baldino, Bill Sartoris and Per Von Wowern. Guy Tober, Rich Rompala and Rene Lohser SPORTS QUIZ 1. Who was the first player to hit two homers in a game twice in the same World Series? 2. How many times have the Minnesota Twins gone to the World Series? 3. Which Division I college football team holds the record for most yards rushing per carry for a season? 4. Who was the last NBA player before Minnesotas Kevin Love in 2010-11 to average more than 20 points and 15 rebounds per game for a season? 5. Name the goaltender who stopped Wayne Gretzkys 51-game streak of scoring at least one point in the 1983-84 NHL season. 6. How many World Cups in mens soccer have been won by the host country? 7. Who took part in the only heavyweight boxing title fight held in Maine?1. Willie Mays Aikens of the Kansas City Royals in 1980. 2. Three -they lost in 1965 and won in 1987 and 1991. 3. Army averaged 7.6 yards per carry in 1945. 4. Philadelphias Moses Malone, in the 1982-83 season. 5. Markus Mattsson of the Los Angeles Kings. 6. Six out of 19, with the last being France in 1998. 7. Muhammad Ali beat Sonny Liston in 1965. ANSWERSShare your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email firstname.lastname@example.org
13B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 30, 2012 AVAILABLE COMMERCIAL SPACEMove In Ready RABBIT ROAD CENTERDouble Spot Single Spot Take All 3!!!! Rent Abatement AvailableTo review space and details call239-410-3115 The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club announced The Dunes Womens Golf Association event results from Friday, November 23. Format: Throw Out The Turkey Flight 1 (10.7 24.8) 1st Judy Wellons 60 2nd Karen Hendricks 63 2nd Nancy Greenberg 63 Flight 2 ( 25.0 34.9) 1st Jeanne Lindman 57 2nd Lesley Simmons 62 Chip-Ins Nancy McConnell Dunes Womens Golf Results Lesley Simmons Karen Hendricks Nancy Greenberg Jeanne Lindman Judy Wellons Ph. 239.472.3355 | www.dunesgolfsanibel.com 949 Sand Castle Road, Sanibel A gift for the entire family. YOUR ISLAND. YOUR CLUB.Count down to 2013 with these membership dollars:First 13 new Full Club Family Memberships receive $700 off annual dues First 13 new Tennis Family Memberships receive $500 off annual dues First 13 new Social Family Memberships receive $300 off annual duesMEMBERS PRIVILEGES Charging Privileges with Member-only Rates | Access to the Swimming Pool Complex 7 Day Advance Reservations for Tennis and Golf | Member Rates on Private Lessons and Clinics Preferred Use of the Entertainment Pavilion | Exclusive Invitations to Member Only Events 15% Discount at e Dunes Restaurant | 20% Di scount on all Apparel in the Pro Shops Complimentary Driving Range Balls | Complimentary USGA Handicap Services Hole-In-OneOn November 20, Monique Kooy of Cape Coral scored an holein-one on the 96-yard sixth hole at The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club. Darlene Castle and Maryanne Anderson witnessed the hole-in-one as Kooy used her 9-iron and a Calloway ball. It was the first hole-in-one of her career. Hole-In-OneOn November 16, Andrew McGee of Toronto, Ontario Canada scored a hole-in-one on the 90-yard second hole at The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club. Dr. Kaplan and Mr. Lautizi witnessed the hole-inone as McGee used his wedge and a Bridgestone ball. It was the second holein-one of his career. Our email address is email@example.com
14B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 30, 2012 Red Sox Release Spring Training ScheduleThe Boston Red Sox announced their 2013 Spring Training schedule, which features 38 games, including 35 against Major League opponents. The Red Sox will host 20 games at their Spring Training home, JetBlue Park at Fenway South, in the second season of the state-of-the-art complex in Lee County. Tickets for Spring Training games at JetBlue Park will go on sale Saturday, December 8 beginning at 10 a.m. Tickets will remain at 2012 prices and can be purchased at the JetBlue Park box office, online atredsox.com or by phone at 888-REDSOX6. Fans who require ADA accessible seating may call 877-REDSOX9. Hearing impaired fans may call the Red Sox TTY line at 617226-6644. The Red Sox will open their Spring Training slate on Thursday, February 21 with a single-admission doubleheader against the Northeastern University Huskies and the Boston College Eagles. The first game begins at 1:35 p.m. The Red Sox launch their Grapefruit League schedule at home on Saturday, February 23 at 1:35 p.m. against the Rays, the first of six spring match-ups with their division foe. They host Tampa Bay twice more, including St. Patricks Day, on Sunday, March 17 at 1:35 p.m. Boston plays at home against the New York Yankees on Sunday, March 3 at 1:35 p.m. and plays them in Tampa, on Wednesday, March 20 at 1:05 p.m. Additional division matchups include five tilts with the Orioles and three with the Blue Jays. The Red Sox are scheduled to face their cross-town rival Minnesota Twins a total of eight times, with four contests each at JetBlue Park and Hammond Stadium. Boston has eight scheduled night games this spring, including seven at home. Additionally, with the third World Baseball Classic taking place in March, the Red Sox will host Team Puerto Rico at JetBlue Park in an exhibition game on Tuesday, March 5, at 7:05 p.m. Tickets for this special game will be available at half-price. Prior to the start of the exhibition season, the Red Sox will hold workouts at the organizations Player Development Complex at Fenway South. The first workout for pitchers and catchers is scheduled for Tuesday, February 12, and the first full squad workout is set for Friday, February 15. All workouts are open to the public, free of charge. ENTRY FORMJacaranda Golf TournamentTEAM NAME _______________________ HANDICAP FOR PLAYERS: Player #1 ___________________________ HDCP_______ A = 0-7 Player #2 ___________________________ HDCP_______ B = 8-13 Player #3 ___________________________ HDCP_______ C = 14-18 Player #4 ___________________________ HDCP_______ D = 19 & UPSunday, December 9, 2012 Tee O 1 p.m. Dunes Country Club $125.00 per person or rst 90 players $45.00 per guest for reception and dinner at the JacarandaReturn entry forms & checks payable to:JacarandaAttn: Pat or Debbie 1223 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957Phone: 239-472-1771 or Fax: 239-472-3814 e 24th AnnualJacarandaGolf TournamentSunday, December 9, 2012Dunes Country Club 1 p.m. Tee OffFour Person Team ScrambleOnly one A player (7 or less handicap) per 4 man team; No more than two B (8-12 handicap) per 4 man team.$125.00 per person Entry Fee Includes: Green Fees and Cart Drinks and Beer on the Golf Course Great Door Prizes Gift Certi cates for First ree Places and Last Place Finish Cocktail Reception, Appetizers and Dinner at e Jacaranda following the tournament Dancing and EntertainmentOur Annual Raf e Will Bene t THE FIRST TEE e First Tee Mission: To impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.
15B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 30, 2012 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 Twins, Red Sox Schedule 39 Spring Training Home Games In Lee County Starting In Februaryby Ed FrankWhat seems like the never-ending baseball season the World Series finale was little more than a month ago both the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins recently announced their 2013 Spring Training schedules. Because the World Baseball Classic is returning next year, the Twins and Red Sox will get an earlier than normal start, with Boston opening play on February 21 and Minnesota on February 23. Boston will host 20 games in JetBlue Park at Fenway South, the state-of-the-art, $79 million baseball complex that opened earlier this year on East Daniels Parkway. The Twins 2013 Grapefruit League schedule marks the 22nd year at Hammond Stadium in the Lee County Sports Complex. Red Sox tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. next Saturday, December 8 at the JetBlue Park box office, online at www.redsox.com or by calling 888-REDSOX6. The Twins will not open single game ticket sales until January 12 at Hammond Stadium, online at www.twinsbaseball.com or by phone at 1-800-33-TWINS. Minnesotas home Spring Training schedule opens February 24 against the Tampa Bay Rays. Their 19-game home slate includes four against cross-town rival Boston and three against the Baltimore Orioles. The American League Eastern Division Champion New York Yankees come to town on March 22, and the National League Central Division champion St. Louis Cardinals visit on March 25. If past history is any indication, the Red Sox, Yankees and Cardinals games will be sellouts. Another highlight of the Twins 2013 Spring Training home schedule is a March 6 game versus the Puerto Rican World Baseball Classic team. At JetBlue Park, where nearly every game was a sellout during the initial season, the Red Sox will host division rival Tampa Bay three times, the Twins four games, the Cardinals on February 26, the Yankees on March 3 and the Puerto Rican team on March 5. Boston has scheduled seven night games at JetBlue Park. The following are the complete Spring Training home schedules for both teams: Everblades Return Home This Weekend After dropping two of three games on the road last week to Colorado, the Florida Everblades return to home ice this weekend at Germain Arena facing Greenville. The puck drops at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Friday, and at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Florida began the week with a 7-7 season record plus one overtime loss and three shootout losses for a total of 18 points, 11 points behind first-place Gwinnett in the ECHL South Division. Saturday nights game features the traditional Teddy Bear Toss after the Everblades score their first goal. The stuffed animals will be donated to local childrens charities. Boston Red Sox February 21 Doubleheader: Northeastern & Boston College; 1:35 p.m. February 23 Tampa Bay; 1:35 p.m. February 26 St. Louis; 1:35 p.m. March 1 Pittsburgh; 7:05 p.m. March 3 New York Yankees; 1:35 p.m. March 4 Tampa Bay; 1:35 p.m. March 5 Team Puerto Rico; 7:05 p.m. March 6 Pittsburgh; 1:35 p.m. March 8 Minnesota; 7:05 p.m. March 9 Baltimore; 7:05 p.m. March 12 Toronto; 1:35 p.m. March 15 Minnesota; 7:05 p.m. March 17 Tampa Bay; 1:35 p.m. March 19 Baltimore; 1:35 p.m. March 21 Philadelphia; 7:05 p.m. March 23 Pittsburgh; 1:35 p.m. March 27 Miami; 1:35 p.m. March 28 Minnesota; 7:05 p.m. March 30 Minnesota; 1:35 p.m. Minnesota February 24 Tampa Bay; 1:05 p.m. February 25 Pittsburgh; 1:05 p.m. February 27 Philadelphia; 1:05 p.m. February 28 Baltimore; 1:05 p.m. March 2 Boston; 1:05 p.m. March 5 Tampa Bay; 1:05 p.m. March 6 Puerto Rico; 1:05 p.m. March 7 Boston; 1:05 p.m. March 10 Pittsburgh; 1:05 p.m. March 13 Baltimore; 7:05 p.m. March 14 Boston; 1:05 p.m. March 16 Pittsburgh; 1:05 p.m. March 18 Miami; 1:05 p.m. March 20 Tampa Bay; 7:05 p.m. March 22 New York Yankees; 1:05 p.m. March 24 Toronto; 1:05 p.m. March 25 St. Louis; 1:05 p.m. March 26 Baltimore; 1:05 p.m. March 29 Boston; 1:05 p.m. Everblades Home this Weekend against Greenville Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 30, 201216B All-Star Classic Banquet Tickets Now AvailableTickets for the John Carrigan Rotary South All-Star Classic banquet, featuring University of Floridas head football coach Will Muschamp, are now available online at http://rotarysouthallstarclassic.org. The annual banquet, to be held on Monday, December 3 at Harborside Event Center, honors Lee Countys top senior football players and cheerleaders. Doors open at 5 p.m. and general admission tickets are $75 per person; a reserved table of eight is $600; and a premium reserved table of eight is $1,000. The All-Star Classic banquet is an ideal forum to motivate and inspire football players and cheerleaders as well as remind Rotarians and parents how football, education and personal choices make an impact in their lives, said Roger Mercado, Rotary South president elect and All-Star Classic co-chair. This is a great opportunity to support the best of Lee Countys football players and cheerleaders while raising money for future scholarships. The John Carrigan Rotary South All-Star Classic was founded by Sanibel resident and football enthusiast John Carrigan in 1989 and was the first county-wide organized all-star football game in Florida. Under the continued leadership of the Rotary Club of Fort Myers South, proceeds from the event support college scholarships as well as grants for local community organizations. The 24th annual football game will be held on Wednesday, December 5 at Fort Myers High School; kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. Sponsors for the banquet and football game are Fort Myers Toyota, BB&TOswald Trippe and Company, Culligan Water, Edison National Bank, Mutual of Omaha Bank, Miami Dolphins, Lamar Advertising, Waterman Broadcasting, Bell Tower Shops and Prestige Health Choice. Rotary Club of Fort Myers South has more than 100 members who are among the 1.3 million Rotarians worldwide. Service Above Self is the motto of Rotary International, which has contributed more than $1.2 billion and tens of thousands of volunteer hours toward polio eradication in addition to projects such as water quality, world peace and literacy. For more information on Rotary Club of Fort Myers South, visit www.rotarysouth.org. For additional information, updates and sponsorship information, contact Roger Mercado at 822-6955. From page 6BTax Collectionsstadium debt service and major maintenance for Lee Countys spring training facilities. The countywide tax is authorized by Florida Statute 125.0104 to increase tourist-related business activities in Lee County. Baseball Scouts Coming To Southwest FloridaFor the second year, high school baseball players have the opportunity to showcase their talents for a gathering of professional baseball scouts and top college coaches at Pros Select Collegiate Clinic on December 7, 8 and 9 at the Lee County Sports Complex in Fort Myers. Pros Select has commitments from at least 25 college coaches and professional baseball scouts for the 2012 clinic. Last year, 80 players participated, with two receiving scholarships and two making commitments. In total, 12 players received college letters as a result of participating in the clinic, according to John Cedarburg, clinic director. Registration is $495 per participant and includes check-in on Friday, full-day interactive clinics on Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., lunch both days and insurance for each of the players. The clinic is an instructional program designed to improve the skill level of players while offering a unique opportunity to informally talk with coaches and scouts to better understand what is needed to play baseball after high school. Scouts are committed from MLBs Phillies, Giants and Padres. College coach commitments include Florida Gulf Coast University, East Carolina University, University of Miami, Jacksonville University, Stetson University, Wake Forest University, Florida Southern College, High Point University, Florida Tech University, Flagler College, Nova Southeastern University, Florida International University, Rhode Island College, Jacksonville State University, Georgia Southern University, Florida Atlantic University, Augusta State University, University of Central Florida, St. Leo University, Ave Maria University and Florida Memorial University. For more information about the colleges and professional teams to be represented, as well as full registration information, visit Pros Select Collegiate Clinic online at www.prosselect.com. Registration is limited so players are encouraged to secure their positions no later than December 3. Those with questions about the clinic may contact Cedarburg at 826-0039. Sanibel 8-Ball Pool LeagueGiant KillerSanibel Caf played giant killer again by knocking Bathroom Magic out of first place through an 8-8 tie with the league leaders. Last week the Caf knocked Bunts Ball Busters out of first place. John Earle and Pete Mindel had table run outs for the victors and the captain, Richard McCurry, went 2-2 with Magic man Jack Dalton. Bunts Ball Busters cruised back into first place with a 14-2 pasting of Sandycappers. Rich Ennis and Ken Rasi had 4-0 nights for the Ball Busters. Rasis was most notable because he played four safeties in a row to win one of his games. This from a man that vowed never to shoot one of those safety things as long as I live. His teammates hope hes finally with the program. Doc Lubinski came through with his second 4-0 win in a row to pace the Odd Ball shooters to a 9-7 victory over Deep Pockets and move the Odd Balls into fourth place. Next Monday, December 3, the leagues first and second place teams meet. The match will get underway about 8 p.m. at American Legion Post 123. Come watch the bloodshed. 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18B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 30, 2012 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 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, School was not so great for me, so I get very nervous when I have to go to a conference at my daughters school. I have a conference coming up soon. Do you have any ideas on how to make these conferences better for me? Julia S., Cape Coral Julia, You are not alone in having some anxieties when facing a teacher conference. Many parents feel uncomfortable when attending school conferences. Remember that when you are invited to a conference, it doesnt mean your child is in trouble. Teachers try to meet with all parents. You and the teacher both want the very best for your child. Teachers like to learn about students from their parents. No one knows your child better than you do. You can help the teacher by talking about what your child likes to do, events that may affect your child (such as a new baby, divorce or death) or special medical or learning needs. Your childs teacher will probably talk about your childs grades, classwork, homework and behavior. You will learn more about your childs classes, and find out if your child is having any problems. If you have any scheduling issues make sure that the teacher knows ahead of the conference what times you are available. If you don not speak English, you have the right to request that an interpreter attend the conference. You can also bring a friend or relative to interpret. It is important that your child does not translate for you. Here are some great checklists from the American Federation of Teachers to help you make the most of your time with the teacher and to help your child with any information you receive. Before The Conference Ask your child how she feels about school. Ask your child if there is anything that he wants you to talk about with his teacher. Tell your child that you and the teacher are meeting to help her. Make a list of topics that you want to talk about with the teacher. Prepare a list of questions such as: 1. What are my childs strongest and weakest subjects? 2. Does my child hand homework in on time? 3. Does my child participate in class? 4. Does my child seem happy at school? 5. What can I do at home to help? During The Conference Be on time (or early) for the meeting. End the meeting on time. Other parents will probably have a conference after yours. Relax and be yourself. Stay calm during the conference. Ask the most important questions first. If your child receives special services such as English classes, ask about your childs progress in those classes. Ask for explanations of anything you dont understand Ask your childs teacher for ways that you can help your child at home. Thank the teacher. After The Conference Talk about the conference with your child. Talk about the positive points, and be direct about problems. Tell your child about any plans you and the teacher created. Keep in touch with the teacher during the school year. 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. FGCU Hosts Pottery Sale & Empty Bowls On Friday, November 30, the Florida Gulf Coast University Art Program hosts the annual Pottery Sale and Empty Bowls Soup Lunch events for pottery enthusiasts, holiday gift buyers and community supporters at the Arts Complex courtyard on campus. The sale will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the soup lunch from 11:30 a.m. until the soup and bowls run out. 12th Annual Pottery Sale For 12 years, the FGCU Art Program has partnered with the United Arts Council of Collier County (UAC) to produce an annual pottery sale, featuring potters from across the Southwest Florida region. The Pottery Sale event provides visitors with an opportunity to purchase beautiful, functional, handmade pottery while also benefiting the UACs art education programs in Immokalee. A portion of the proceeds from every sale will go toward the purchase of art supplies and equipment, and contribute to funding for teachers in after-school programs. This years sale will feature pottery by Annabelle Johnson, Rinny Ryan, Angela Aradia, Barb Darling, Diane Roberts, David Hammel, Patricia Fay, Ron Kowalyck, alumni student Alysa Baer and current FGCU Art Program students. 6th Annual Empty Bowls Soup Lunch Empty Bowls is an extraordinary national phenomenon that unites potters, students, restaurants and food banks to address the needs of the hungry in our local communities. The formula for fundraising is simple and sincere potters and students make bowls, area restaurants donate soup and bread, and hunger assistance organizations provide education. For a $15 donation, visitors to the event will pick out the bowl they like best and fill it with the soup of their choice. After enjoying a soup kitchen style meal, the bowl is washed and taken home for use with the knowledge of having assisted needy members of the immediate community. One hundred percent of the proceeds will be given to partner organization, Interfaith Charities of South Lee in Estero for their community food pantry. A wide range of soups for this event are provided by our local restaurant partners: Hemingway Island Grill (Butternut Squash), Hyatt Regency Coconut Point (Beef and Barley), Teds Montana Grill (Bison Chili), Naples Flatbread (Chicken Vegetable), Millers Ale House (Black Bean), Carrabbas (Lentil Sausage), Outback Steakhouse (Creamy Potato), and PF Changs (Egg Drop and Hot & Sour). In addition, private chef Art Nicoletti will be making Zuppe di Napoli, and the FGCU Science of Cooking class will be contributing an amazing vegan soup developed as a class project. Once again, ciabatta bread will be donated by The Artisan Bread Company. For further information, contact Patricia Fay at 590-7229 or pfay@fgcu. edu. Edison State Open HouseEdison State College is hosting a college-wide open house from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, December 1. The event is free and open to all current and prospective students at each of the colleges campuses and center. The event will be held at the following Edison State College locations: Fort Myers Campus Taeni Hall, Building S Naples Campus Building M Punta Gorda Campus Building J LaBelle Center Building A During the open house, students can learn more about financial aid, academic advising, career services, admissions processes and student life. There will be giveaways, games and music. Pre-registration is encouraged and can be done online at www.edison.edu/ openhouse. Entrepreneurs Law SchoolThe Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Florida Gulf Coast University hosts the 14th annual Entrepreneurs Law School from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 26 at FGCUs Cohen Center. The five-hour workshop, sponsored by Pavese Law Firm, is an opportunity for small business owners to meet experts in the field of law. Attendees will have the opportunity to choose from tracks of 50 minutes each on subjects such as legal contracts, commercial leases, legal structures, business continuity, employment law, social media and the law, and more. Cost to attend is $99, which includes breakfast and lunch with the keynote speaker. Additional sponsors include Relevanza, Bank United, Gulf Coast Business Review, All American Printing and Signa-A-Rama Fort Myers. For more information, visit www. sbdc-lawschool.com or contact the SBDC main office at 745-3700. Flag FootballFriday Night Lights Sanibel Youth Flag Football is coming soon. Register online now through Sunday, December 9 at www.sanibelflagfootball.com. Divisions are: Coed Ages 6 to 8 Coed Ages 9 to 11 Coed Ages 12 to 14 League play begins January 4 and runs through February 23 at The Sanibel School ball fields. Games are played on Friday nights under the lights. Players receive their own NFL jersey. Trophies will be awarded at the end of the season. For more information, contact John Lemmon at 826-8650. The 2012-13 season is sponsored by Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis, Pfeifer Realty Group, Cheeburger Cheeburger, South Seas Island Resort, Baileys General Store, Island Pizza, Fridays Child and Great White Grill.
19B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 30, 2012 Part I of IIA Visit To Cubasubmitted by Tanya HochschildTwo weeks ago, nine Sanibel Women, members of the League of Women Voters, took a break from democracy and flew down to Cuba to participate in a cultural/academic program called Sisters Across the Straits. We met others in our group, 25 in all, and under a license granted by the U.S. Treasury Department for Peopleto-People trips to Cuba, we flew out of Miami airport to Cienfuegos, a city on the southern coast. We traveled light, unlike the Cuban passengers who were taking large HD TV sets, huge tightly wrapped parcels, enormous carry-on bags, presumably to their friends and relatives. The lucky recipients of these informal imports are part of an uneven social class. We boarded Sky King. They hardly had time to serve sodas, and we were descending. The flight takes 40 minutes. Our guide Hoji Silva met us and our leader Annie Betancourt (a Cuban living in Miami) and we were off on the bus, our rolling classroom. Information was shared constantly, but we soon realized that much of it was the party line and innuendos and wide interpretations were in order. We were told how nobody starves in Cuba, every day each person gets bread. We asked, a loaf? The answer was, no, a roll. Sporting events and cultural events are very cheap, almost subsidized by the state. Cuban education statistics are impressive. Attendance up to 6th grade is obligatory. The median grade Cubans have is 11th grade. The Literacy Campaign has been very successful; 98.5 percent of the people are literate. Every Cuban has access to a good health system. Every two years there are elections to elect officials in different municipalities. Housing is very tight and it is usual for three generations to live together. Our first afternoon we met with women at their agricultural co-op. They had prepared a presentation, (told us how big organic farming is in Cuba) and a feast of fruits and cakes, and we gave them gifts from the states. We noticed many people standing waiting for buses or rides by the side of the road. Particularly in rural areas, transportation is a problem. Many have horse drawn carts, and many ride horses. The countryside is beautiful, deep valleys and high mountains. Rice dries at the side of the road, pigs are shepherded, as are goats, through the towns. We were shocked by the living conditions; back in the states many of those buildings would be deemed uninhabitable. Our hotels were adequate, but there is a wide gap yet to be filled in the tourist industry. And the tourists are coming, from many countries. Every hotel driveway is filled with huge touring buses. We heard a lot of American accents in the hotel lobbies. Controls are loosening up on travel. By January, exit permits will be done away with. But how many people does that affect in Cuba? Most cannot afford to travel. There is talk that top leaders in the future will be limited to two five-year terms. We visited the beautiful city of Trinidad the second morning, en route driving through the lush Valley of the Sugar Mills. Sugar was the cornerstone of the Cuban economy from the early 19th century. We saw similar vegetation and flamboyant trees that we are used to in Florida; we share a similar climate. This fact drove home just how close geographically we are to Cuba 90 miles! The elegant colonial Spanish structures dominate the old town, huge squares, a beautiful cathedral and views looking onto the Caribbean. We had our first lunch at a paladar, a private home, which caters to tourists and possibly government officials (their prices are beyond the locals) part of the limited private enterprise allowed by Raul Castro and indeed we were given a splendid meal. The dishes included many different vegetables (including those we recognized; carrots, beans, rice and those we didnt; malanga and yuka) huge lobsters, flan and coffee and cost us $20 CUCs, the equivalent of $25, and that included wine. There are two currencies, the CUCs for the tourists and the regular Cuban peso, with different exchange rates. This poses a problem in Cuba but things are changing. Cuba is a developing country, but not all Cubans are happy about the reforms. People used to be guaranteed their first jobs, now Raul Castro is reducing public employees and encouraging people to be part, not of the private sector, but of what is called the non-state sector. We visited the Museum Giron, in an area known to us as the Bay of Pigs. There was a big sign saying our people, the brave revolutionaries paid with their lives for the cunning mercenary bombing sponsored by the Yankee administration. The exhibits filled two rooms, many photos of Fidel Castro and Che Guevara, and outside tanks and planes. We felt safe in Cuba. No guns are allowed and the country is basically drug free. Cubans are friendly. Having started off in the countryside, we were all looking forward to arriving in the famed city of Havana. Next week Havana, round table discussions and music. Our group just before leaving for Miami Typical country transportation Man buying his weekly rations Run by women, our first interaction of Sisters Across the Straits program
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There are other rules beyond the trust being irrevocable. One cannot, generally speaking, retain income rights nor can one act as the trustee or have control over who is acting as trustee once the trust is established and funded. Retaining that much control over the trust and its assets will usually result in the IRS denying that a gift occurred, and therefore the assets will remain in ones estate for estate tax purposes. As a result, many people are uncomfortable making irrevocable transfers. They worked hard to accumulate their wealth, so the feeling of putting some of that wealth in a vehicle over which they cannot exhibit any control is disconcerting. Further, while they may trust those that they leave the assets in trust to, (commonly to a spouse or children or even to grandchildren) the thought of creating a trust instrument that cannot be changed even if the family circumstances change is also troubling. But there are back doors that can be built into most irrevocable trust instruments to ease those concerns. Ill review a few of those types of provisions here. Before signing an irrevocable trust, you may want to talk to your attorney to make sure that he or she has included back doors you deem proper so that the trust is more flexible to meet changing times. First, you may want to include a provision that appoints a reliable friend, loved one or advisor who can remove and replace the trustee, or name a trustee if all of the named ones cant or wont serve. Recall that the grantor of the trust is prohibited from removing, replacing or naming a trustee once the irrevocable document is signed and funded. The person you name to fill this role must not be subordinate to you. Even when excluding subordinates it leaves a whole lot of different people who can remove and replace trustees and who are friendly to your concerns and desires. By putting in a reliable second party to fill that role gives the family the necessary room to make a change if one is needed. Second, you can include a provision inside of an irrevocable trust that can change the ultimate beneficiaries of the trust. Suppose you create an irrevocable trust that benefits your spouse, then divides into separate shares for your children, and may even go on past the childrens lives for your grandchildren. You might be worried that one of the beneficiaries becomes a spendthrift, or loses his or her ambition knowing that there are ample trust funds available. There might be something unforeseen, such as a bankruptcy or a beneficiary who is receiving state aid that would be disqualified if they receive trust funds. There are any number of events that can transpire that would speak to changing the terms of an otherwise irrevocable trust. The way around these problems is to grant your spouse and even your children a power of appointment that allows them to redirect the trust proceeds, or at least the parameters under which the trust proceeds are distributed. While this power of appointment might be considered dangerous, (suppose your spouse remarries after your death and wants to direct the trust assets to her new spouse), the power of appointment can be narrowly drafted to limit the beneficiaries or class of beneficiaries that can be changed if that is a concern. How much flexibility you decide to grant is entirely up to you, although there are tax law limitations that your attorney should advise you on. If you trust the person to whom you are granting a power of appointment, generally speaking you normally want to give them broad powers since times change rapidly, and an irrevocable trust drafted today may become out of date over the years if your familys circumstances change greatly. Finally, there are a lot of powers and decisions that you can vest in the trustees. Where you have interested trustees defined as trustees who are also beneficiaries you have to be careful about granting too much discretion or there might be adverse tax consequence. But in those instances you could build into the trust instrument a power to appoint a special independent trustee who makes decisions where an interested trustee shouldnt. So as you can see, irrevocable trusts can be drafted and implemented in such a way as to retain a good deal of flexibility, and often should include back door provisions to avoid becoming out of date or not having the right language to deal with a situation not contemplated at the time the trust was created. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at www.sbshlaw.com. Will PowerWhen Is An Irrevocable Trust Not Irrevocable?by Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney; CPA Executive Chef Wins Bronze At Culinary Olympics In GermanyExecutive Chef Mark Brown from The Sanctuary Golf Club received a bronze medal for Category A at the Internationale Kochkunst Ausstellung (IKA) International Culinary Exhibition, which is commonly known as the Culinary Olympics in Erfurt, Germany. There were more than 1,500 chefs representing 54 countries that participated in the team and individual competitions. American Culinary Federation (ACF) members came home with 64 medals. Congratulations to ACF Culinary Team USA and ACF members on their stellar performance at the 23rd Culinary Olympics. Even though Mark Brown competed as an individual, he assisted with the team, and it was appreciated, said Michael Ty, CEC, AAF, and American Culinary Federation president.continued on page 26B Executive Chef Mark Brown (center) receiving his award
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Post Office lobbies as well as Walgreens stores in Lee County will have a donation container for toys. Monetary donations can be made by credit card at http://fort-myers-fl.toysfortots.org. Checks can be mailed to Toys For Tots, P.O. Box 150393, Cape Coral, FL 33915. To help make sure Santa visits children who might not otherwise have any gifts to open at Christmas, join Operation Santa Mail. Heres how it works: Register for an opportunity to read letters to Santa from participating boys and girls. Select a letter and provide gifts for the writer. Operation Santa observes its 100th anniversary in 2012. Although USPS began receiving letters addressed to Santa more than 100 years ago, it was in 1912 that Postmaster General Frank Hitchcock authorized local postmasters to allow postal employees and citizens to respond to the letters. This program became known as Operation Santa. Today, hundreds of thousands of elves across the country are helping Santa make his rounds. 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Sean Radigan Lori Jackson Joe Tomaino Clare Mannion Barbara Harding ISLAND SUN BUSINESS NEWSMAKERS Superior InteriorsMarvelous Master Bedroomsby Marcia FeeneyMuch more than just the place you sleep, todays master bedroom should function as a truly personal in-home retreat. The private nature of this room invites the indulgence of sumptuous fabrics, heirlooms and collectibles or an exquisite oriental rug, which might be in jeopardy in other areas of the borne. Filling its role as the rooms focal point, the bed may be dramatically sleek or elaborately festooned and should make a strong statement in the rooms interior while imparting an ambience of luxury and leisure to the homeowners. Nothing says custom grandeur more than exquisite bed coverings with lavish accent pillows. And contrary to what every bed in-a-bag retailer would have us believe, beds with varying frames, box springs and mattresses are not standard sizes. Custom design includes custom fitting. 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A small love seat or chaise positioned at the foot of the bed can serve a dual role as a comfy nest for reading and as a rest for folding back the bed cover at night. If space is at a premium, try two easy chairs facing each other with an ottoman between. A beautiful armoire will serve to encase the master bedroom television and will need to be carefully situated if the bed is draped and canopied so that the side drapery doesnt interfere with viewing. Ideally, the television will be equipped with remote headphones so that the viewer will not disturb the person reading or sleeping. Side tables for the bed are growing even larger to provide storage and tablecontinued on page 26B Sanibel Captiva Trust Company Kicks Off A Spamtastic SeasonThe Sanibel Captiva Trust Company kicks off a new season and is named as a 2012-13 Season Sponsor of BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater. Sanibel Captiva Trust Company has supported performing arts at BIG ARTS and the Theater for more than a decade. Members of the trust company have also served as board members and as board treasurer. They have sponsored many concerts and other cultural events at BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall. Without their support, BIG ARTS would not be able to continue to provide outstanding cultural events to the Southwest Florida community. The trust company is pleased to be a sponsor of BIG ARTS, the Herb Strauss Theater and its 2012-13 season, said Terry Igo, president of the trust company. We have been committed to supporting the arts in Southwest Florida, and we are proud to support BIG ARTS in showcasing emerging and established artists from around the world. The Herb Strauss Theater season starts with Miriam Margolyes in Dickens Women (December 4 to 9), and celebrates the holidays with Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings (December 17 to 31). 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Being an avid gardener, she has seen many infestations come and go and planned to let nature take its course. When she returned to her Sanibel home, Ross saw just how invasive the pest really was. An entire side of her house was covered in black sooty dust and her gumbo limbo trees were heavily dropping leaves. Being philosophically opposed to utilizing chemicals in gardening, she waited for nature to take care of itself. She expected a natural predator or a change in weather would eliminate the pests. So, she waited. After about six weeks watching her gumbo limbo trees continue to shed leaves, Ross began to get concerned. Fortunately, a friend attended a master gardeners class and learned more about these exotic pesky pests that can cause severe damage possibly even death to trees and shrubs. Thats when Ross decided to take action. I wanted to talk to an expert who could tell me if the pests on my trees were in fact this exotic bug, she said. Then, I wanted to find out my options. Ross called Tempco Pest Control, a company that specializes in spiraling white fly treatment and found out that while her infestation was severe, it was not too late. Tim Leffler, a technician with Tempco, confirmed that her pests were the rugose spiraling white fly and explained the challenges the bug presents to native plants. A relative newcomer to the area, Central American rugose spiraling whiteflies have been slowly gaining ground in southwest Florida and have found a particularly welcoming habitat in the barrier islands. Not to be confused with the whitefly of 2009 that primarily infected ficus trees, the rugose spiraling whitefly infests a wide variety of trees including: gumbo limbo, banana, black olive, mango, palms, live oak, shrubs such as copperleaf, cocoplum and wax myrtle and a variety of other plants. Native trees need help against exotic bugs, added Ross. I dont like using chemicals because Im a natural gardener, but its important to know how the pest will affect your native vegetation. This is a bug that weve not been familiar with and as with any exotic invasives, its best to at least get someone out to check it out. When they first started showing up in Miami-Dade County, the initial assessment of the overall effects of the spiraling whitefly was cautiously optimistic. Although the black sooty mold caused leaf droppage and a terrible mess, it didnt appear to significantly harm the host plant. As the infestation has grown however, trees and plants are becoming weak and more susceptible to other predators and weather damage. In some cases, if its not caught in time, the tree or plant will die. The rugose spiraling whitefly adult lays its eggs in a white lacy pattern on the underside of the leaf. In the young stage, the insect feeds on the plants fluids with piercing mouth parts. It sucks the fluids from the leaf, similar to the way a mosquito sucks blood. The insects then excrete a sticky substance called honeydew that feeds a sooty mold. The mold is black and covers not only trees, but cars, houses, pools and pretty much anything near the infestation. Fortunately, Mrs. Ross infestation wasnt too severe overall yet, said Michael Ryan, president of Tempco. For the most part, we utilized a root injection method that enters into the tree and is absorbed naturally. Once the treatment flows into the leaves, the insects eat the poison and die. The treatment doesnt compromise the tree. Its kind of like giving the tree an antibiotic to fight off a nasty bug. The root injection system used by Tempco is one of several treatment options available. Treatments are determined on a case by case basis. We choose the most effective but least invasive way to treat each case, added Ryan. Our goal is to be as environmentally friendly as possible and preserve native plants and trees. The infestation of Mrs. Ross gumbo limbo tree was extremely bad, so we had to use the Arborjet method where we drill into the tree. We dont know which method is needed until we see the infestation. As for Ross, the treatment, which she said was done at a reasonable cost, is now complete. I was told to expect the tree to drop leaves for about another week or so, said Ross. Then in about three to four weeks well see some regrowth and replacement leaves. Now, Ross just needs to wait. I was pleased that I wasnt pressured into thinking that I will definitely have to retreat in six months, added Ross. Tim was confident that the first treatment should do the trick, but we wont know for sure until time and nature works it out. If we have to treat in another six months we will, but we wont know that until the time comes. Once we have the bug under control, the trees can start winning the fight on their own. From page 23BChef BrownCategory A consists of a large platter that serves eight people with an additional six different and separate appetizers. The terrines began here and were finished with garnishes in Germany. The food is glazed with gelatin to preserve it and to make give it a sheen. The food is judged on the artistic presence, it is not consumed. What was great about this event was there were over 3,500 competitors and spectators at the event from all around the world. I marveled at the diverse cuisine, not to mention the history behind the IKA. It was founded in 1896 and serves as a world-class venue for talented chefs from around the globe showcasing culinary skill and innovation. It was hard work, intense pressure, and sleepless nights, but all worth it to represent the United States in a global competition, stated Chef Brown. I am grateful to my local ACF Chapter, The Sanctuary Golf Club members, and staff for their support. From page 19BBedroomstop space for the accessories of this userfriendly nest. The two bedside tables neednt be identical, but should reflect the personal needs of the individual sleeper. In fact, current styles dont call for the traditional bedroom set at all, but invite creativity and better functionality with individual pieces that work well together. Deep, rich wall colors create a sense of tranquility as well as a hint of drama in a bedroom. Rugs, draperies, tapestries, upholstered walls, furniture and plants all can act as important sound absorbing elements to provide an intimate setting or solitude. A large, custom framed floorlength mirror can add interest as well as serve for dressing purposes. Lighting must also be carefully selected. Lamps with fairly heavy shades and three-way switches allow for reading and task lighting while offering a low setting to soften the mood. A wonderful master bedroom, even with minimal extra square footage, should be used as an integral part of your living space. Make it personal, cozy, functional and private and youll find yourself retreating more often than ever before. Marcia Feeney is an interior designer on Sanibel/Captiva Islands. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shell Points Skilled Nursing Center Rated Five Stars By National AgencyThe Larsen Pavilion at Shell Point Retirement Community has earned a Five Star Rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the national agency responsible for overseeing the quality ratings of skilled nursing facilities that participate in Medicare or Medicaid. The Five Star Quality Rating System is used by CMS as part of the agencys Nursing Home Compare public reporting site, which ranks each nursing home by a set of criteria. The primary goal in providing this rating system is to provide residents and their families with an easy to understand assessment of nursing home quality, making meaningful distinctions between high and low performing nursing homes. The rating system features an overall five-star rating based on facility performance for four types of performance measures, each of which has its own associated fivestar rating. These domains are: Federal Health Inspections, Staffing Levels, Quality Measures, and Overall Rating. The Larsen Pavilion received a coveted five out of five star Overall Rating, as well as five out of five stars in the categories of Quality Measures and Staffing, placing it in the top 20 percent of the best nursing facilities in Florida. Were obviously very thrilled, said Director of Long Term Care and Larsen Pavilion Administrator Sherry Brown. The Five Star Overall Rating is a major achievement and one that is not easy to obtain; were overjoyed that the CMS has given us this recognition. More than one year ago, Shell Point completed a seven-year, $32.3 million major renovation of the Larsen Pavilion that included the addition of a free standing state-ofthe-art rehabilitation center, hair salon, activity spaces, waterfront walkway and deck, chapel, dining room, and reading area, administrative building, and remodeling of each residential room and bathroom. However, Brown insists that it isnt just the newly modernized building that achieves these high standards. I am extremely proud of our staff as well for the special effort they make each day to care for our residents, said Brown. Our goal is to provide an individualized person-centered approach to patient care. We really look at the specific needs of each resident to create as much of a homelike setting as possible. Shell Points president, Peter Dys, echoed Browns comments, adding, Whether were welcoming people from outside or inside our community, its our philosophy to operate as if were going to be inspected every day. Shell Point opened in 1968 and the Larsen Pavilion is at the very heart of the community. According to Dys, Shell Points lifestyle with lifecare approach provides a beautiful resort-style setting for more than 2,300 active and independent senior adults, with the assurance of quality care should they ever need it. The Larsen Pavilion has always provided our residents with a very unique peace of mind, that if they need to stay here whether its for a week or two to recover from surgery, or a long-term stay, they know the quality of care offered is the best available, said Brown. More than 60 percent of the Larsen Pavilion admissions are individuals who experience successful recoveries and are able to return to their homes in a relatively short period of time, she said. Our goal is to welcome people, get them healthy, and get them back to the best quality of life possible, which ultimately means the most independence possible. As such, the Larsen Pavilions on-site medical facilities, rehabilitation center, and physical therapy programs have proven to be great successes. The Larsen Pavilion also provides superior memory care, for conditions such as Alzheimers or stroke-related dementia. We dedicate multiple resources to this group, said Brown, including an entire floor of our facility, a specialized activities staff, and an on-staff behavioral health team. Dr. Chris Votolato, director of behavioral health, is a psychologist who specializes in memory care and cognitive disorders and supports the memory care program for the Shell Point campus. The Larsen Pavilion is located in the Waterside Medical Complex on The Island at Shell Point and is comprised of four floors with 219 beds. In addition to the Pavilion, the Waterside Medical Complex includes the J. Howard Wood Medical Center with five on-staff physicians and 2 ARNPs, a full service pharmacy, lab and X-ray facilities and much more. Two full time providers, one physician and one ARNP are solely dedicated to the Larsen Pavilion. The Larsen Pavilion welcomes individuals from anywhere in Southwest Florida and is Medicare-approved. For information about admissions in the Larsen Pavilion or for out-patient services through Shell Points Rehabilitation Center, contact the admissions department at 415-5432 for more information. Shell Point Pavilion staff27B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 30, 2012 ISLAND INSURANCE SERVICE Kathleen Papaleo President Mark OBrien General Manager Susan Barnes Personal Lines Gina Loeber Agent 703 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel, FL (239) 472-3022 Summer is over and its time to enjoy those beautiful winter days in Paradise. Have an insurance question? Call our office today for a new Auto quote. Peter Dys, Steve Minniear and Sherry Brown
28B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 30, 2012 Lee Mental Health Center And SWFAS Consider Consolidation Two of Lee Countys larger not-for-profit organizations have entered into formal merger discussions that are expected to lead to the formation of a new mental health and substance abuse treatment agency for thousands of individuals and families in Lee County. Officials with Lee Mental Health Center and Southwest Florida Addiction Services (SWFAS) announced on November 19 that they are exploring consolidation of services into one new entity to better serve the community. A joint committee, consisting of members of the two Boards of Directors, has been meeting to discuss the idea and recently hired Ascendient Healthcare Advisors based in North Carolina to assist with the negotiations. Lee Mental Health chairman Marshall T. Bower is chairing the joint committee and SWFAS board treasurer Geoffrey Roepstorff is co-chairing the committee. This is all about improved care for patients with one seamless system of behavioral health care and better access to care from multiple locations in Lee County, Bower and Roepstorff said. In this environment of stretched health care resources, it makes sense for us to look at an integrated system of care. While there may be some cost savings in the proposed merger, both Bower and Roepstorff said that this is not the major reason for the discussions and that any potential savings would be minimal. No layoffs or closing of offices are anticipated, should the merger be finalized. Lee Mental Health Center is the larger of the two non-profits with a budget of $20 million and 300 employees serving 12,000 patients per year from two locations in Lee County. SWFAS operates with a $9.5 million budget and 150 employees serving 5,000 patients per year from five locations in Lee County and two in Hendry County. The majority of programs offered by both companies are accredited by CARF, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. Should the proposed merger occur, a new name will be selected for the combined organization, Roepstorff and Bower said. The management structure is among many items still being negotiated. A final decision is expected around the first of the year. Lee Mental Health and SWFAS currently share the same chief financial officer and chief information officer. In addition, Lee Mental Health has an office in the SWFAS Cape Coral location, which also serves as a United Way House. About 800 people received services from both Lee Mental Health and SWFAS in the last year. News of the potential merger received an early endorsement from Lee Memorial Health System president Jim Nathan. The healthcare landscape is changing rapidly with increased expectation for more highly coordinated care focused on excellent clinical outcomes. Lee Mental Health and SWFAS are wise to look at how they can provide the best patient care possible as part of our community healthcare system, Nathan said. If the proposed merger goes forward, it will bring the history of the two organizations full circle. Lee Mental Health was chartered in 1969. SWFAS traces its roots to 1972 when it was part of Lee Mental Health Center. The alcohol treatment program nearly closed in 1979 when Lee Mental Health felt that the state was underfunding the detoxification portion of the program. A volunteer citizens group chartered themselves as a separate 501(c)(3) and Southwest Florida Alcoholism Services, Inc. (SWFAS) began active management in 1980. The name was changed to Southwest Florida Addiction Services in 1985 to encompass the dual addictions of drugs and alcohol. Lee Mental Health, a United Way Partner Agency, has been providing mental health and substance abuse services to the entire Southwest Florida community since 1969, focusing on the unique needs of both adults and children. Specific services include outpatient therapy and psychiatry, community-based programs, inpatient residential treatment for substance use, emergency services and crisis stabilization unit for both adults and children. Fees are affordable and may be adjusted to the means of patients based on state guidelines. Lee Mental Healths Access Center provides mental health assessments and referrals for first-time non-emergency clients on a walk-in basis from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Access Center is located on the Vista campus, 10140 Deer Run Farms Road in Fort Myers. Call their Welcome Center at 275-3222 for services, visit them on Facebook or visit www.leementalhealth.org. SWFAS is Southwest Floridas leader in the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders. More than 5,000 people per year, from ages 9 to 90, receive services annually. SWFAS provides detoxification services for adults, outpatient, intensive outpatient, residential and day treatment for kids and adults, prevention programming and an Employee Assistance Program. All treatment programs are evidence-based and accredited by CARF. First-time non-emergency assessments are available for adults Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 3763 Evans Avenue in Fort Myers. Youth assessments are available Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the SWFAS Cape Coral office at 1105 Cultural Park Blvd., and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Juvenile Assessment Center in the Justice Center in downtown Fort Myers. SWFAS services are not free; many are adjustable based on state or county support and family income. Payment plans are available and, in many cases, private insurance may cover some of the cost of treatment. For more information on services, call 3326937 or visit www.swfas.org. SWFAS CEO Kevin B. Lewis Lee Mental Health CEO David Winters etting the home of your dreams starts with the right remodeler! our dreams ghtremo Kitchens, Bathrooms, Outdoor Entertainment, Media Rooms, P oo l s/Spas, C l osets, an d Comp l ete Home Remo d e l s LI C # CGC 059261A passion for service and excellence since 1989 ost trusted by absentee homeowners to make dreams come true! Free in-home consultation239.939.5411www.ProgressiveBuilders.com Extensive planning & design Top materials & workmanship Security safeguards Weekly reports Promises kept Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email email@example.com
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So with my strict warning to ask your doctor about what you learn today, Ill highlight some strange causes of epilepsy, since I specialize in strange. Ill also archive a more comprehensive version of this article at my website. Now, the short story since Im allowed 500 words here: Low thyroid The autoimmune form of hypothyroidism is called Hashimotos disease, and one rare complication is encephalopathy. Stay with me here because your health (and life) depends on it. If you dont know about Hashimotos Encephalopathy, you are likely to get diagnosed with a seizure disorder, or a stroke. Medications that treat seizures do nothing for you here, and you could die if youre misdiagnosed. High doses of prescription steroids work for this strange condition. Vitamin D deficiency Seizures may be your first sign. Check serum levels of vitamin D annually and shoot for 70 and 90 ng/ml. The strange part is that the very medications used to treat epilepsy are drug muggers of the active form of vitamin D, called calcitriol. So yes, your medications might be reducing the threshold for, and increasing the risk of seizures, over time, in susceptible individuals; blood tests are imperative. Am I saying discontinue your meds? Heavens no, but if you take an anticonvulsant (phenytoin, carbamazepine, phenobarbital), I suggest some vitamin D3 every morning. Too much MSG This food additive used to enhance flavor is also known as monosodium glutamate and it goes by many aliases, making it hard to spot on food labels, and even harder to avoid because its in practically everything! MSG is termed an excitotoxin and may be associated with neuronal degeneration and epilepsy, especially when exposure occurs as a fetus or young child. Lyme disease Yes, tick-borne diseases ferociously attack the brain. Been camping lately? Have a pet? The Borrelia bacteria, or a co-infection Bartonella are capable of triggering seizures and inflammation in the brain sparking many emotional/mood changes. Antibacterials or antiparasitics fight off the seizure-producing organisms. Lithium deficiency People assume this just causes bipolar disorder, but it may cause seizures without any mood swings! Sometimes a gentle, over-thecounter lithium supplement helps (lithium orotate) and, if not, there are strong medications available. L-Serine deficiency Serine is an amino acid that makes up your cell wall, especially in the brain. Deficiencies are tied to cerebral palsy, seizures and muscle stiffness or weakness. Visit www. DearPharmacist.com for the more comprehensive version of my column. 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. Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: I have had a lot of loss in the last year and I am going through a lot of grief. A friend of mine told me there are grief stages and I would like to know what they are so I can prepare myself.A: Our lives are full of turning points and crises. So how does one begin to navigate through uncharted territory? Sometimes we have to grieve what was and learn to let go and accept what is to move forward. Grief is a part of life. We grieve not only what we have lost but also the hopes, dreams and plans that never were fulfilled. The late psychiatrist, Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, who was mainly known as one of the foremost authorities on the subject of death, dying and transition, identified the five stages of grief and their meaning: 1. Denial 2. Anger 3. Bargaining 4. Depression 5. Acceptance Denial is a conscious or unconscious refusal to accept facts. Information, reality, etc. relating to the situation concerned. Its a defense mechanism and perfectly natural. Some people can become locked in this stage when dealing with a traumatic change that can be ignored. Death, of course, is not particularly easy to avoid or evade indefinitely. Anger can manifest in different ways. People dealing with emotional upset can be angry with themselves, and/or with others, especially those close to them. Knowing this helpskeep detached and non judgmental when experiencing the anger of someone who is very upset. Bargaining. Traditionally, the bargaining stage for people facing death can involve attempting to bargain with whatever God the person believes in. People facing less serious trauma can bargain or seek to negotiate a compromise. For example, Can we still be friends? when facing a break up. Bargaining rarely provides a sustainable solution, especially if its a matter of life or death. Depression. Also referred to as preparatory grieving. In a way its the dress rehearsal or the practice run for the saftermatha although this stage means different things depending on whom it involves. Its a sort of acceptance with emotional attachment. Its natural to feel sadness and regret, fear, uncertainty, etc. It shows that the person has at least begun to accept the reality. Acceptance. Again, this stage definitely varies according to the persons situation, although broadly it is an indication that there is some emotional detachment and objectivity. People dying can entercontinued on page 31B Pediatrician Speaks To MOPSOn November 20, pediatrician Dr. Dana Crater spoke to moms at MOPS about the health and safety of their children. If you are a mom of a preschooler, you do not want to miss the next MOPS program on Tuesday, December 4. Vicky Ashton will be the guest speaker and will be helping moms prepare simple take home meals that can be stored in the freezer. Perfect solution for busy evenings during the holiday season when there isnt much time to prepare dinner! MOPS meets the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 9:30 a.m. at Sanibel Community Church, located at 1740 Periwinkle Way (next to Jerrys Market). Dr. Dana Crater
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Dear Mom & Me, We are in the market for another house. The real estate broker took us to a house yesterday and we saw something we had never seen before. On the beautifully finished lower level, there was a very large private room, completely set up like a mini-supermarket. Shelf after shelf of food stuffs, canned goods, dried foods, candy, bathroom stationary, paper towels, cleaning supplies and boxes and boxes of the contents of we did not see. There certainly was enough food for a family of four to last at least two years and maybe more. We are interested in this house and when we talked to the owner, he said his wife had grown up with parents who had suffered greatly during the great financial depression. They never wanted to be without food again, so they had always had food on reserve. When we married 25 years ago, my wife just kept doing what was her familys tradition. What is this all about? Nora Dear Nora, Some religions expect their following to have at least one year supply of food in their home for themselves and for sharing with other families in case of famine or drought. Food used to be very expensive as a part of the total family income, but times have changed. In modern America, because of our advanced technology, food is cheap as compared to other countries. It is in abundance everywhere, and it is no longer necessary to hoard. I think it is wonderful for good traditions to be passed along to generations, but in this case I question this tradition. Canned goods and dried foods do have a shelf life and unless they are constantly cycled, they could lose their taste and nutritional value. Personally, I prefer to let the grocery stores do the storing. Lizzie Dear Nora, The depression left very deep impressions on many people. To a much smaller degree, my family has been through some terrible weather. There are things we store in the house just in case so we do not re-experience what we have experienced in the past. I am sure if you look at your life, there are things you do now that you do based on not wanting to have a repeat of a very bad time. I am convinced people carry AAA insurance based on not wanting to repeat a bad experience, for example, being broken down on the side of the road without assistance. These folks could also be wise consumers and shop in bulk. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Nurse Remedial Program Offered At Edison StateEdison State College is the only stateapproved program in Southwest Florida to offer a state-required Nurse Remedial course. This is an intensive program of 96 hours of didactic and clinical experiences designed for the Registered Nurse and LPN reentering the work force and the Graduate Nurse in need of remediation. Classes are held on Saturdays and clinical hours are scheduled on weekends. The 2013 classes begin on January 19 on the Collier campus and on February 2 on the Lee campus. The curriculum includes a comprehensive review of anatomy, psychology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, the nursing process and current trends in nursing. Emphasis is placed on the National Patient Safety Goals and how these goals improve the delivery of safe patient care. Lectures, home studies, skills lab and acute hospital clinical experiences are all provided in a relaxed atmosphere to promote learning. Edison State College has partnered with local hospital facilities to ensure the best possible learning experience in the clinical environments. All 96 required clinical hours are prescheduled and provide clinical experience in medical, surgical, obstetric, pediatric, geriatric nursing and psychiatric nursing. 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Behind every great athlete is a great entourage of massage therapists, doctors, physios, steroid injectors and chiropractors. A single athlete may have such an entourage unto himself. In 1996, I had the thrill of attending the Summer Games in Atlanta as team doctor for the team from Vanuatu and I experienced the games from a much different yet refreshing perspective. Vanuatu, where I had lived in 1995, is a primitive South Pacific nation, deprived of red lights, yellow cabs and golden arches. Chances of ever hearing its anthem Yes We Have Bananas at an Olympic Games are rare, unless freestyle coconut husking while imbibing kava, moves from demonstration sport to the real thing. We were entitled to bring four athletes to Atlanta. We brought the four fastest runners on the beach. These Ni-Vanuatu athletes may as well have landed on the Sea of Tranquility as arrived in Atlanta. In a very real state of culture shock, they seldom ventured out of the residence we had been assigned to on the campus of Georgia Tech. They all caught colds and thought they were going to die. On occasion, I would coax them to go for a stroll. Once, we ventured into the Olympic Square where a host of activities were always in full swing. In one quiet corner of the square, a group of children were singing to a near empty audience. Olympic athletes were not found in such an area. My Ni-Vanuatu not only sat reverently, listened attentively and applauded fervently, but were genuinely touched to know that the pikininis would actually sing for them. Mary Estelle was the fastest girl in Vanuatu (to be read aloud in melodramatic NBC (need Bob Costas) tones). Unlike Bobs athletes, she did not suffer from a rare genetic crumbling kidney bean disease nor was she the only survivor of eight sets of sextuplets her Pepsi-addicted mother bore. She did suffer, however, from the shock of not being entered into the event she had trained for, the 400m. Incredibly, she was accidentally entered into the 400m hurdles! We raced down to the event registrar to try and rectify this massive error. Too late, the 400m had already been run. Now, she had to jump over small fences as she ran her race. Race day came. Mary lined up on the track beside and behind Sandra FarmerPatrick, an American hurdler of no small repute, no small sponsorship and no small fingernails. The gun sounded and Mary took off. By 200m, she had made up the stagger on the American. 200m later, Mary crossed the finish line in sixth position, hardly a blip on the Olympic screen. Then suddenly a message flashed across the large board in Olympic stadium, NEW OCEANIC RECORD, MARY ESTELLE. Suddenly, Australian media crowded in surrounding Mary in the pits. It was only sixth place in a heat, but it was our gold medal! A few days later, we sat as a team at the finish line when American sprinter Michael Johnson set a world record in the 200m. As he peeled off his gold track shoes and triumphantly tossed them into the adoring crowd, the Ni-Vanuatu athletes were aghast that a runner would throw away a perfectly good pair of shoes. They clucked and fussed and were fit to be tied at the wanton waste they witnessed. Shoes were a luxury in most of Vanuatu. I assured them that he likely had another pair or two at home. Now that the Atlanta Games are 16 years past, few recall or care who won the heptathlon or the 175m backstroke, but I recall the thrill of experiencing the culture shock of those who come from a shocking culture themselves... and of a medal we never won. At this moment, much to my wifes chagrin, my living room is bedecked in Olympic regalia and memorabilia of Atlanta, a life-sized cutout of Brian Williams I stole (I think it just moved... whoops!). Three a.m. and Im deep into my kava watching Greco-Roman wrestling or a ping pong repechage, screaming Cmon Canada/ Vanuatu. Dont trip! 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 29BConnie Clancythis stage a long time before the people they leave behind, who must necessarily pass through their own individual stages of dealing with the grief. (Based on the Grief Cycle model first published On Death & Dying, ElisabethKubler-Ross, 1969. Interpretation by Alan Chapman, 2006-2009.)
PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY 32B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 30, 2012P 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 # CPC1457386TREE & 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.org COS METI CS MAGGIE BUTCHER 904 Lindgren Blvd. Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Ph: 239-395-0978 / 317-509-6014 email@example.com Products: www.marykay.com/mbutcher Career information available Gift ideas available NEW! TimeWise Repair Set Turn Back The Clock! 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 COMPUTER PAINTING Residential & Commercial Painting COLOR SCHEMES on request fromSanibel Home FurnishingsPower Washing Wallpaper Hanging Faux Finishing Free Estimates Interior & Exterior Dependable Reliable Licensed & InsuredLic #S3-11944 With your contract a donation to your favorite charity will be made. 395-3928 Cell: 841-4302CONTRACTORS 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 Development CityYear BuiltSquare FootageListing PriceSelling PriceDays on Market Water Shadows Sanibel1986 3,124 1,150,0001,060,000 570 Shell Harbor Sanibel1986 2,109 1,199,9991,045,000 116 Idlewilde Bonita Springs2000 3,036 985,000965,000 320 Palm Acres Fort Myers1992 3,096 649,900630,000 265 Siesta IslesFort Myers Beach1971 2,721 539,000539,000 32 Cape Coral Cape Coral2003 2,446 584,900525,000 399 Cape Coral Cape Coral2012 2,456 515,000503,000 80The PlantationFort Myers2006 2,164 449,900425,000 211 Cape Coral Cape Coral2003 2,169 385,000370,000 28 Natoma Park Fort Myers2006 3,204 384,900367,000 203Courtesy of Royal Shell Real EstateTop 10 Real Estate Sales
PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY answer on page 35B SUDOKUTo play Sudoku: Complete the grid so that every row, column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 (the same number cannot appear more than once in a row, column or 3x3 box.) There is no guessing and no math involved, just logic.answer on page 35B33B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 30, 2012VETERINARY COASTAL VETERINARY HOUSE CALLS A house call for the cost of an of ce visit. 239-938-6838 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 firstname.lastname@example.orgVerticals Mini Blinds Draperies Wallpaper Furniture Ceramic Wood Appliances Interior Painting Custom Cabinets Upholstery Kitchen & Bath RemodelingSanibel Design CenterPam Ruth V.P. Interior Design (Cell) 239-850-4128 GO LF IN S TRU C TI O N Cambridge Whos Who 2009 ABI Woman of the Year 2011 NAPW Woman of the Year 2012 Continental Whos Who 2012 Catherine S. RansavageP.G.A. Teaching Professional239email@example.com www.catherineransavage.com C OMPUTERS R 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
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HELP WANTED HELP WANTED POSITION WANTED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 36B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 30, 2012 239-395-1213 CLASSIFIED DEADLINE MONDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE MONDAY AT NOON SANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971 RS 11/30 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 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 email@example.comRS 10/28 NC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDAt The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000RS 4/6 NC 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. #051047 NS 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 11/30 CC TFN 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.RS 11/23 CC 11/30 WORK WANTEDLPN available for home care, nursing, appointments, medications, meal preparation. References available upon request. Call 207-350-9410RS 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 11/23 CC 11/30 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 F/T MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST/ASSISTANTF/T Medical Receptionist/Assistant. Medical experience necessary. Send resume to PO Box 53 Sanibel, FL 33957, or fax to 239-395-3955. NS 11/30 BM 11/30 PERIWINKLE PARKThis charming 2 bedroom unit is as neat as a pin. Completely updated, most desirable lot and close to all extra amenities. 2nd bedroom could be used as studio or of ce. Listen to the birds while you sit on your deck and realize you own a slice of Sanibel. $29,000. Call 239.233.7060 to previewNS 11/23 CC 11/30 RS 11/30 CC 11/30 GULFSIDE PLACE PENTHOUSE!2/2 plus den top oor condominium with panoramic views of the gulf. Over 1800 sq of living space and nearly 2000 total. $949,000 furnished Just listed! Go to www.GulfsidePlaceSanibel.com Glenn Carretta Broker Associate Now With VIP Realtors firstname.lastname@example.org.TeamSanibel.com FOR SALE BY OWNER 2008 MOBILE HOMEAT PERIWINKLE PARK 1 Bed room new queen bed. LR with sofa bed, kitchen, refrigerator ice maker, dinning area, Bosch washer dryer, dishwasher, garbage disposal. Trane A/C with Pro 4000 programmable thermostat. Tile oors. Full vinyl deck. Pavers. Oodles of space. Hurricane sun & window protection lm. Much more, too numerous to mention. Price reduced to $67,500. Ground rental $541.66/mo. Key at of ce. Dorisdavenport@hotmail.com 239-209-1869 RS 11/30 CC TFN BABYSITTER FOR TWO BOYSBabysitter for two boys (2 & 5) in Sanibel for February until mid March. Live-in would be great. email: email@example.com NS 11/30 CC 11/30 IWA SEEKING BOARD MEMBERSIts election time at IWA again, and next year four seats on our Board of Directors will be up for election. The seats are currently held by William D. Carr, Lewis Garrett Dutton, Jr. and James M. Grif th. Mr. Carr is completing his 3rd and nal term; Mr. Dutton and Mr. Grif th are running for re-election for their 2nd terms. The fourth seat was previously held by Timothy A. Gardner and it is for the remaining 1 year of his rst term. IWA is governed by a ve member Board of Directors who serve without pay. Directors must be residents of Sanibel or Captiva, so that they can attend all Board meetings, and must be IWA Members or an of cial representative of a condominium or other IWA Corporate Member. Directors must have no con ict of interest, including but not limited to, active involvement in an enterprise which could potentially do business with IWA or which could bene t from involvement with IWA. Meetings are normally held on the fourth Tuesday of every month. Directors are elected by the Membership at IWAs Annual Meeting to be held in April. Anyone who would like to run for one of the open seats should contact our Board Recording Secretary, Beau Stanley, at (239) 472-2113 (extension 114) or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than January 4, 2013. A background check will be run on all Board candidates. NS 11/30 CC 12/7 TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED LOG ONTO: IslandSunNews.comCLICK ONPLACE CLASSIFIED
VACATION RENTAL VACATION RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL FOR SALE WANTED TO BUY CAR FOR SALE TAXES & FINANCE BOATS CANOES KAYAKS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 37B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 30, 2012 GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION 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.com RS 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.orgNS 10/19 CC TFN Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277 RS 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 11/30 CC 11/30 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 HUGE ESTATE/JEWELRY SALELargest collection of silver jewelry in SWFL! Art and jewelry consignments needed now. NEW THIS WEEK Original & Print Art by Rauschenburg Kettleborough Ikki Remington Buelle Whitehead wicker furniture & bedroom sets comforters golf clubs wine glasses Sanibel seashells baskets old lighters eye glasses eggs ashtrays boxes Come by daily and see The Silverneer & Silver Queen only at Sanibel Consignments 2431 Periwinkle Way 472-5222, www.sanibelauction.com RS 11/16 CC TFN DOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800RS 1/30 NC TFN CASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280RS 11/23 CC 1/11 FOR RENTHome to Share. Large outside deck, carport, laundry room. Furnished $500. + utilities, female. N/P, N/S. Call 239-699-5320 NS 11/23 CC TFN ANNUAL RENTAL Apartment for lease on Sanibel, Mid Island, Furnished, 1B/1B $895. per month. Call 734-761-7600 ext. 231.NS 11/23 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 APARTMENT FOR RENTApartment for Rent Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel FL. One bedroom $750 /month Newly renovated. No pets. Call 239-472-6543 NS 11/16 CC TFN ANNUAL RENTAL2/2 UF condo with den. On canal, East End of Sanibel. W/D, boat dock, deeded beach access, covered parking. $1,500/month. Sorry, no pets. Call 239-728-1920. RS 11/23 CC TFN RS 11/30 CC 11/30 ANNUAL RENTALSSANIBELCONDOMINIUMS 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 11/30 BM TFN GARAGE SALESaturday Dec 1. 8AMNoon. Multiple family garage sale: toys, bikes, clothes, furniture, clothing, bags, shoes, treadmill. 600 E Rocks Drive.NS 11/30 CC 11/30 BIG GARAGE SALEJet Ski, Scuba Gear, Baby Items, Household Items, Sports Equipment, Pictures, etc. Saturday & Sunday December 1 & 2. 1290 Sand Castle Road, Sanibel.NS 11/30 CC 11/30 ROOMMATE WANTEDRoommate to share beautiful home in the Dunes. Annual or Seasonal. $700 plus half utilities. 239-321-1084.NS 11/30 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 38B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 30, 2012 Hello, my name is Fred and I am a 5-month-old male brown and white Florida Curr. Im an adorable pup with a spunky little personality to match. In fact, Im everything youd expect a little puppy to be... so dont delay! Come meet me at the shelter and I could be home with you before the holidays! My adoption fee is $48 (regularly $75) during Animal Services Home 4 The Holidays Adoption Promo. My name is Olga and I am a 3-year-old spayed female black tabby and white domestic short hair. I came to Animal Services Shelter with my litter of kittens back in July. We spent a couple of months in foster care until my kittens were old enough for adoption. They have all found homes and Im hoping it will be my turn soon. Im a bit shy and quiet but love to be lavished with attention. Please take the time to get to know me and I promise youll see what a loving companion I can be. My adoption fee is $10 (regularly $50) during Animal Services Home 4 The Holidays Adoption Promo. For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEEPETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www.LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour, so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive in Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee, and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500. Olga ID# 543708 Fred ID# 550001 photos by squaredogphoto.com
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1149 Periwinkle Way 239/472-0176 fax 239/472-0350 11526 Andy Rosse Lane 239/472-1270 fax 239-472-1268 11509 Andy Rosse Lane 239/472-1395www.jnaislandrealestate.com John Naumann & Associates is pleased to act as a drop off location for St. Isabels Toy Collection. We will be collecting unwrapped toys for ages 5-12. Please drop off your donations at any of our of ce locations and thank you for your generosity!Serving the Islands Since 1975 Direct Gulf Front. Beautiful condominium at Sanibel Islands only resort. Two bedrooms, 2 baths and fully furnished with everything you need for a fabulous vacation residence. Currently doing extremely well in Sundials on-site rental program. Sparkling second floor gulf views from the family room, kitchen and master bedroom with sliding glass doors to the screened in lanai. Has updated kitchen and baths and is the least expensive direct gulf residence in Sundial Resort. Enjoy glowing sunsets, walks on the beach or a dip in the pool just steps from your home. Dont miss out on this opportunity! Offered for $784,500 Contact Kelly Palmer Clark 239-634-7629SUNDIAL SPECIAL NEW LISTING: ONE OF THE BEST LOCATIONS IN PALMETTO POINT This home is in excellent condition with great curb appeal. Pool overlooks canal with a 90 foot One of the best locations in Palmetto Point. This home is in excellent condition with great curb appeal. Pool overlooks canal with a 90 foot concrete dock across from the Preserve. 3 large bedrooms all with full baths. Formal living and dining. Very private setting. Concrete dock across from the Preserve. 3 large bedrooms all with full baths. Formal living and dining. Very private setting. Offered for $799,000 Contact Ralph Galetti 239/826-5897 or Cathy Galietti 239/826-5807 NEW LISTING: HISTORIC PUNTA RASSAPriced to impress and looks great too! This immaculate condo features new neutral carpeting and new living room furniture, all new appliances, water heater, updated kitchen, wind rated hurricane windows. Inescapable beautiful describes the view from this wonderfully positioned home. Carefree enjoyment of the good life with magnificent sunset views with Sanibel Island in the distance. Social membership to the Sanibel Harbours Yacht Club and in addition, Punta Rassa residents have a special arrangement with the Sanibel Harbour Marriott to use their facilities. Offered for $269,900. Contact Marianne Stewart 239/560-6420 SANCTUARY VILLASpectacular 3 bedroom 3 bath furnished Villa Home in great location with lovely views of lake and 18th fairway of Sanctuary Golf Club. Courtyard entrance with separate mother-in-law suite. Dramatic great room featuring 15 ft. tray ceilings, crown molding, gas fireplace, & 8 ft. doors leading to brick terrace & pool area. Custom kitchen with granite island, 2 pantries, built in desk. Master suite features 11 ft. tray ceilings with crown molding, fire place, and oversized walk-in closet & luxurious marble master bath. 3rd bedroom is furnished as library. Offering carefree living with yard & pool maintained by association. Just steps to the clubhouse and tennis / fitness facility. Offered for 995,000. Contact Toby Tolp 239/848-0433, Steve Harrell 239/565-1277 or Kasey Harrell 239/850-7602 SOUTH SEAS BAYSIDE VILLASFor the early risers...enjoy the sunrise across the Sound. This end location offers additional side windows for the panoramic view. For the boaters...relax and enjoy the sailboats or other types pass by. For the naturalist...enjoy the enormous types of birds scoop up their last feeding. For the fisherman...abundance of fish with dolphin and manatee sightings! This 1 Bedroom, 2 Bath villa recently renovated with new living room furnishings, flat panel TVs, freshly painted and more. South Seas Island Resort offers a quiet refuge with secluded luxury, exclusive amenities, and abundant nature. Offered for $339,500. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632 TRADEWINDSWonderful 3 Bedroom 3 Bath Tradewinds Near Beach Home. Privacy is enhanced by white fenced yard, caged topaz pool and lush green tropical landscaping. Step inside and instantly you will see this property was designed with that calming easy-living island atmosphere in mind. Cozy but still spacious so your family can enjoy that relaxed beach home feeling. Tradewinds owners also benefit from an exclusive Beach Access with plenty of parking so you, your family and friends can enjoy the warm sun soaked sands and breathtaking Sanibel Sunsets. Peaceful surroundings, stellar sunsets, restful beaches, relaxed outdoors, easy maintenance. This home will make sure everyday feels like a day at the beach. Offered for $595,000. Contact George Kohlbrenner 239/565-8805 NEAR BEACH3 Bedroom, 3 Bath home across the street from the beach located in Palm Lake Subdivision off of prestigious West Gulf Drive. This home has an open floor plan, wood burning fireplace, 2 car garage, extra Murphy beds, screened sundeck and a separate attached pod that can be used as a private office or a private guest bedroom with full bath. Offered for $529,000 Contact Connie Walters Ms. Listr 239/841-4540 or Tracy Walters Mr. Listr 239/994-7975 SHORT SALEEnjoy beautiful lake views from this 3 bedroom 2 bath coach home. 3rd bedroom has an open loft feel with pocket sliders and closet, ideal room for a den as well. This bright and open space with vaulted ceilings is the perfect full time residence or winter retreat. Spacious lanai with built in cabinets and outdoor grill. Separated laundry room and a large 2 car garage attached to your unit. Many amenities to include a beautiful clubhouse, pool and tennis courts. Offered for $166,900. Contact Connie Walters Ms. Listr 239/8414540 or Tracy Walters Mr. Listr 239/994-7975 GULF HARBOUR One of the very best locations in Mariposa with panoramic golf course and lake views and the community pool with picnic area and facilities conveniently located across the street. Easy access ground level with 3B/2BA, beautiful great room and adjacent oversized fully enclosed L shaped porch, laundry room, pantry and 2 car garage. This home comes with a sport membership offering all the incredible facilities that Gulf Harbour has to offer. Offered for $329,500. Contact Loretta Geiger 239/980-2298 or George Kohlbrenner 239/565-8805 CROWN COLONYThis 2 level Kingfisher has been modified from 4 bedrooms to 2 master suites and a guest room. Upstairs master can be reconfigured to 2 bedroom layout. Pool and spa overlook lake with Southern exposure. This home is totally complete. Beautifully finished and furnished. Furniture is included (with few personal exceptions) and golf membership transfer is included but not required. There are too many details & extras to list, so call to see it soon! Offered for $414,900. Contact Larry Hahn 239/898-8789 JONATHAN HARBOUR BAY FRONT BUILDING SITE17059 Marina Cove Lane. This lot has a great dock system with a lift and deep water, electric and water on dock. 140 feet of water frontage and only 10 minutes by water to the Gulf. Private gated community with pool, tennis, and clubhouse. Custom blueprints available for a home if purchaser is interested. Offered for $625,000 Contact Ralph or Cathy Galietti 239/826-5897 or 239/828-5807. NEW LISTING: ST CHARLES HARBOUR YACHT & RACQUET CLUB -15721 CHATFIELDOne of the best locations in Fort Myers for the serious boater. This former model home offers over 6400 sq ft of living area on the upper two levels while the lower level has an additional 1887 SF under air, 3 car garage plus additional storage. This must see home includes elevator, formal living and dining rooms, executive office, gourmet kitchen open to family room, butlers pantry, and beautiful heated pool. Top level is the master retreat that includes a large bedroom, wet bar, spacious walk in closets, exercise room, storage/ gift wrapping room, a steam room, and an observation deck. Keep your boat at the central marina that is only steps away. St. Charles offers 24 hour guarded/ gated security, full-time dock master, club house, restaurant, and tennis. Moments to Sanibel and FM Beach. Offered for $1,195,000. Contact Nancy Fincy 239/822-7825. OPEN HOUSE: SATURDAY 12-340B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 30, 2012