Island sun
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Title: Island sun
Uniform Title: Island sun (Sanibel, Fla.)
Physical Description: v. : ill. (some col.) ; 36 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Lorin Visek & Ken Rasi
Place of Publication: Sanibel, Fla
Sanibel, Fla
Publication Date: 12-07-2012
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Sanibel (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Captiva (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Lee -- Sanibel
United States of America -- Florida -- Lee -- Captiva
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1, no. 1 (July 2, 1993)-
General Note: "Sanibel and Captiva Islands."
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DECEMBER SUNRISE/SUNSET: 7:04 5:36 7:04 5:36 7:05 5:37 7:06 5:37 7:06 5:37 7:07 5:37 7:08 5:38 VOL. 20, NO. 24 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA DECEMBER 7, 2012 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands Read Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Sanibel Stoop Sets Guinness World Record Sanibel stoopers have stepped into the Guinness Book of World Records. During the 75th anniversary of the Sanibel Shell Fair & Show last winter, almost 500 registered participants (and 300 plus unregistered) assembled at Bowmans Beach on Sanibel to break the world record for largest treasure hunt game. They succeeded. Visitors and locals joined together to show the rest of the world their favorite shell-bent position, the Sanibel Stoop, to hunt for sea shells. We wanted to do something special to call attention to the 75th anniversary of the Shell Show & Fair, and to reinforce Sanibels position as a special place for shelling, said Marge Meek, Sanibel Community Association president. The Guinness record attempt captured the idea that hunting for shells can be a lot of fun, and theres no better place than Sanibel to do that. The record affirms the islands reputation as the best shelling location in the world with more than 400 species of multi-colored sea shells, including the continued on page 37Volunteers 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 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 scientists were becoming concerned about declining bird populations. continued on page 37Shell Islands Garden Club Members Decorate Holiday Treesubmitted by Cathy Cangelosi, Sanibel Public LibraryThe Sanibel Public Librarys Christmas tree is shining brightly thanks to Peggy Hupfeldt, Fay Carney and Sally Parsons of the Shell Islands Garden Club. The tree is decorated with stuffed bears and other toys to delight children and adults. The Shell Islands Garden Club has been decorating the librarys tree for several years. Shell Islands Garden Club members Peggy Hupfeldt, Fay Carney and Sally Parsons with Tanya Maramag and two little library patrons Last Week Of Captiva Holiday Village EventsIsland hoteliers, merchants, attraction owners and restaurateurs continue the 3rd annual Captiva Holiday Village, a fun-filled extravaganza of sight and sound set against the backdrop of the Gulf of Mexico and evening sunsets. Events take place in Captivas village center, where its colorful restaurants and shops are festively decorated. Upcoming Captiva Holiday Village events include: Thursday, December 6 Sanibel Art League Paint Out Plein Air on Andy Rosse Lane, 10 a.m. Mangrove Mamas: Who Lives Amidst The Mangroves with a live touch tank at Tween Waters Inns Marina Deck, 11 a.m. Sea Grass Seining with SCCF Scientists at Captiva Kayak (fee: $30 per person for kayaks), 1:30 p.m.continued on page 34 Carol Sing at Chapel by the SeaCROWs Holly Ball This SundayThe Holly Ball, scheduled to take place on Sunday, December 9 at 6 p.m. at The Sanctuary Golf Club, will get everyone into a holiday spirit while raising important philanthropic support for the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife. continued on page 37 CROW board member Melissa Congress joins Holly Belles at a planning session with Harriet Pattison, Nicole McHale, Merrill Taylor, Vonnie Dressel, Master Sponsor Al Hanser, of the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, and Sally Hanser


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 20122 Island TreasuresThe Muench Familyby Jeri Magg, member, Sanibel Historical Museum and Village fundraiser committeeThis article is part of the continuing series of island treasures foreshadowing of the Sanibel Historical Village and Museums fund raiser on February 5, 2013. The Early Years Building A Park In the early fall of 1963, Al and Betty Muench, accompanied by their two younger children, Missy and Mark, pulled their tiny trailer from New York to Florida, hoping to find a beach campsite in Lee County. Though a spot was available on Fort Myers Beach, the family had heard about the beautiful barrier island across the bridge. The only park on Sanibel at that time was located where Loggerhead Cay condominiums currently stand. Disappointed that park was adults only, the foursome settled on Fort Myers Beach. While driving home via I-95, 10-yearold Missy asked her father a question that would change the familys life. Dad, why dont you buy land on Sanibel and build a park so children can stay there? Though both parents chuckled at their daughters innocent question, the idea took root. The following spring, Al revisited Sanibel, contacted Priscilla Murphy and bought 16 acres on Periwinkle Way with beach access. Eighteen-year-old Jerry Muench and his older brother, Steve, followed that June to help build sites. We did all the hand clearing ourselves, with an old Jeep and one tractor, chuckles Jerry, remembering the experience. There was only a narrow dirt road winding through the property, and Al was insistent that as many trees and natural vegetation as possible be preserved. Johnson Engineering designed the campsite, but Al, Jerry and Steve put in power lines and sewers one street at a time. The Periwinkle Trailer Park was the first sewer plant on the island, and Jerry attended school to learn how to run it. At the end of that summer, Steve returned to college and Jerry stayed to help prepare more sites and run the park. I was the only 18-year-old on the island, states Jerry. When Periwinkle Trailer Park opened, there were 50 campsites and travelers happily paid $3.50 for a nights stay. Jerry The Muench Family Sign at entrance of Periwinkle Park Al and Betty Muench at their 50th wedding anniversary 2islandsgallery com 2 39-47 2 -7633 J ewels for the S easonCAPTIVA LUMINARY NIGHT DECEMBER 8THAT 2 ISLANDS GALLERY ON CAPTIVA, CHADWICKS SQUARE Join us for an e v ening of libations and hors d oeu v res on D ecem b er 8 th from 4: 00 p m until 9: 00 p m Meet our j e w elry artists and v ie w their e xq uisite w or ks Visit our gallery for the season s ne w p remiere of art btnfrb Children ChildrenSanibel History Book Coloring, Activity Books Craft Kits Adults AdultsSanibel History Books Sanibel History CDs Shell Wreaths Lighthouse Ornament Sailors Valentines Pine Needle BasketsGreat Stocking Stuffers! Sanibel Historical Village And Museum Sanibel Historical Village And Museum 950 Dunlop Rd 239-472-4648 239-472-4648 Open Wed-Sat 10-4 MOTHER-DAUGHTER-DOLL APRONS MOTHER-DAUGHTER-DOLL APRONSMade in America Exclusive to the MuseumBring Ad For Gift With $25 Purchase


3 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 2012and his father continued maintenance duties while Betty and Missy worked in the office. In 1965, Jerry joined the Navy. After being discharged in 1969, he and new wife June headed to Sanibel to help run what was now a growing business. At first, the majority of their profits went into improvements. In order to build up some of the sites, they dug a pond. Undecided how to use this new water hole, they bought a couple of ducks to display and fenced it in. In 1972, brother Dick and his wife Emily moved to the island with their young son, David. Dick was a qualified plumber and was welcomed as another pair of hands. Dick became interested in the birds and added more ducks, swans and roseate spoonbills. Residents and islanders, intrigued by all the feathered additions, were drawn to the pond. Dick, whose fascination with birds spread to exotics especially parrots of all kinds decided to build a couple of cages by the pond. Now more park residents and islanders came to watch the birds. One of the residents, Libby Baird, asked to be allowed to handle and play with the birds. Today, that fondness and love for these feathered beauties has grown into a daily bird show attended by children and adults alike. In 1974, when the gas crisis was at its peak, many of the parks residents wished to leave their mobile homes on site for the summer. This changed the make-up of the park. To accommodate these folks, the owners leased 10 acres east of the park from Francis and Sam Bailey and added permanent RV and mobile sites. Al and Betty sold the parks 26 acres to their five children in 1978, with Dick and Jerry as the managing partners. The brothers continued to clear land for more sites while preserving the family atmosphere and island tropical ambiance. Around the same time, their competition on the beach decided to sell. The family was not interested in obtaining this land; it would have been too much. Besides, laughs Jerry, the owner didnt like us since many of her former renters were now at our park. An investor group bought the parcel and built Loggerhead Cay. Jerry Muench Duplicate BridgeOn November 27, there were four duplicate bridge tables in play at The Sanibel Community Association. The winners were: 1. Holly and Norman Thomas 2. Judy Harralson and Nancy Traylor 3. Maureen Hnatow and Kenneth Appel The game runs for six months Novemher through April at 1 p.m. every Tuesday at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way. For more information, call Susan Willoughby at 281-3258. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


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5 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 2012 Historical Village All Decked Out For ChristmasWhat did Christmas on Sanibel look like circa 1920? The Historical Village and Museum is the place to find out. Experience Christmas of Old and enjoy the simple life that used to be Sanibel. The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is decorated for the holidays and waiting for both return guests and newcomers to experience the peace and joy that was Sanibel from the 1880s through the 1940s. A host of volunteers joined Decorating Committee Chair Pam Magnotto to adorn the villages seven buildings. Paula Newton, Mary McLaughlin and Christel Heidecker decorated Morning Glories, one of the museums most popular houses for its simple elegance. Visitors step inside and can imagine themselves living there, having everything they need and none of the things they dont like traffic and stress and smog. The village is now decked out in its Christmas finery and wed love to have folks come enjoy it, said Emilie Alfino, manager of the museum. The museum also has a one-of-a-kind gift shop located in the old Baileys General Store. With items for children and adults alike made in the United States its a good place to find something different for the person who has everything. And the museum is open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. throughout the season, perfect for last-minute shopping. The museum is located at 950 Dunlop Road, next to BIG ARTS just past Sanibel City Hall. Adult admission is $5; people under age 18 are free. Learn more online at www.sanibelmuseum.org. Volunteer Maryann McCune sorting the decorations in the back room of the Old Bailey Store Several of the people awaiting Christmas goodies in the kitchen of Morning Glories Morning Glories built-in buffet decorated and waiting to help serve Christmas dinner Pam Magnotto, chair of the Decorating Committee, decorates the door to the Old Bailey Store with help from Jeri Magg Miss Charlottas Tea Room, built to be a gas station, is restored to its 1930s look, complete with tables set for cakes and treats and Aunt Charlotta standing by The front porch of Miss Charlottas Tea Room, welcoming and festive. Charlotta was aunt to the Bailey boys Francis, John and Sam Volunteers Terry and Andrew Jacob stand in front of Rutland House, the entrance to the Village Holiday tree after the decorators performed their magic The 1898 Burnap Cottage ready for Christmas


INSIDE CITY HALL Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2012 Island Sun USPS 18: Bulk Rate permit paid for at Sanibel, Florida, 33957 Postmaster: Send change of address to Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957 Published every Friday for the people and visitors of Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Distribution: 10,000 12,000 per week (seasonal). Mailed free to Sanibel and Captiva residents every Friday. Subscription prices: Third Class U.S. $50 one year, $25 six months (Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery). First Class U.S. $115 one year, six months $58 (Allow 3-5 days for delivery). Prices include state sales tax. Send subscription requests to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957. The Island Sun will correct factual errors or matters of emphasis and interpretation that appear in news stories. Readers with news, tips, comments or questions, please call (239) 395-1213, or write to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957. FAX number: (239) 395-2299. E-mail: press@islandsunnews.comRead Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.comContributing WritersKaren Bell Kimberley Berisford Don Brown Nick Brown Constance Clancy, ED.D. Suzy Cohen Marcia Feeney Ed Frank Max Friedersdorf Priscilla Friedersdorf Jim George Shelley Greggs Bryan Hayes Dr. Dave Hepburn Craig R. Hersch Jane Vos Hogg 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 LysiakISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 20126 Eagle Scout Spreads Word On Water Qualityby Anne MitchellGrowing up on Sanibel, Kenny DeBiase, an Eagle Scout and Life Scout, began noticing poor water quality conditions when he was involved in his favorite pastime fishing. So, DeBiase began keeping data, which has led to a campaign he is now waging with the message, Be Smart. Be Clean. Protect Our Waters So We Can All Enjoy Them. He took samples twice a week, from 2008 to 2010. Kenny, a junior at The Canterbury School in Fort Myers, gave a PowerPoint presentation at the city council meeting on Tuesday outlining his efforts to spread the word on protection of water quality. He wants to add educational materials to the welcome packages the city hands out to new residents and businesses. It includes a reminder of Sanibels fertilizer ordinance and the need to monitor what landscapers are applying, plus advice on the proper disposal of motor oil and other pollutants. He also encourages the use of native plants. Vice Mayor Mick Denham, the citys leading water quality proponent, said in his efforts to prevent state lawmakers from pre-empting Sanibels fertilizer ordinance since adopted by many other municipalities he could use Kennys help. I ought to take you with me, he said, only half jokingly. Kenny DiBiase with one of the signs he has createdAshby Retires Following 31 Years With Sanibel PoliceSanibel Police Lt. Scott Ashby will retire at the end of the year after logging more than 30 years with the city. Ashby, who joined the police department as an aide in October 1981 at the age of 18, rose through the ranks. He named a lot of people who supported him over the years including former police chiefs and colleagues, his mother and his wife and three children. Ashby turns 50 this month. Mayor Kevin Ruane read a proclamation stating that during his tenure, Lt. Ashby has performed his duties in an exceptional manner and has been recognized for outstanding performance and received numerous letters of appreciation for services rendered the citizens of Sanibel. Mayor Kevin Ruane, left, and Lt. Scott Ashby Captiva Community Panel Seeks InputThe Captiva Community Panel seeks public input from interested Captivans on setting goals for the island (and the panel) to pursue, both short-term (six to nine months) and long-term. By working together, residents and property owners have shown they can accomplish great things for the island. The panel wants to continue to serve as a forum for island issues involving land use, zoning and community concerns to be aired and addressed by building consensus, sharing information and working with Lee County and other entities to achieve its goals. Following is a list of goals the panel has developed. Input is welcome so some goals and the means to achieve them can be discussed at the panels public meeting on December 11. Short-term goals Rank these in the order you believe they should be pursued, with 1 being most important and 5 being least important: Developing landscaping language for the countys Captiva Code. More effective code enforcement for the island. Revising and updating the panel bylaws. Supporting the work of the Hurricane Preparedness Committee. Limiting rental periods to not less than seven days for residential (non-hotel) rentals.continued on page 38


Watson MacRae Gallery Expands! New Exhibit Every MonthPEACEABLE KINGDOMINSPIRED BY PAINTINGS BY EDWARD HICKS (1780-1849)PAM BREWER CHARLOTTE FAUST OWEN GRAYSHERRY ROHL VICKI SAWYER ELENA SHEPPA THOMAS SWANSTON GUY VERYZERExhibition Dates December 11th, 2012 to January 5th, 2013 2340 Periwinkle Way #B3, Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-3386 To find out more about our artists and exhibits visit WatsonMacRaeGallery.com A Sanctuary of Art in The Village Shops New Exhibit in South GalleryHollis Jeffcoat: The Years in Paint: Part 2 Fine art and crafts youve come to expect Fine art and crafts youve come to expect with prices for everyone on your holiday list! with prices for everyone on your holiday list! 7 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 2012


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 20128 Internationally Lauded Humanitarians Give Moving Presentation On Human Traffickingsubmitted by Dalia JakubauskasThree globally recognized humanitarians delivered a message of hope and enlightenment to nearly 200 people who attended a presentation on human trafficking on November 29 at the Sanibel Community Church. CNN 2010 Hero of the Year, Anuradha Kiorala of Maiti Nepal; Forbes Hero of Philanthropy Anie Djojohadikusumo, founder of Wadah Foundation, Indonesia; and Sara Djojohadikusumo, founder of Parinama Astha. All three women work to combat human trafficking and sexual slavery in their home countries of Nepal and Indonesia. The event, the first held at the newly constructed auditorium of the Sanibel Community Church, was a joint effort between social service organizations such as the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva, Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships (HTAP) and members of Sanibels faithbased community, including the community church, which hosted the event, and Reverend Dr. Ellen Sloan of St. Michaels Episcopal Church, who delivered the closing remarks. Other organizations represented at the event included Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc, which works with survivors of domestic abuse in Lee, Hendry and Charlotte counties; Our Mothers Home, which provides housing and life skills for teen moms and their children in Lee County; and Beauty From Ashes, a faith-based organization that works to rescue sex workers in Lee County. Sanibel resident Linda Linsmayer, a friend to Mrs. Djojohadikusumo and the Wadah Foundation, who was instrumental in bringing the three women to the island, noted in her opening remarks that this was not a religious event. Rather, this was an event to raise public awareness of the tragedy that is human trafficking and open to caring people of all faiths, she said. Mrs. Djojohadikusumo shared her lifes journey from her beginnings as part of 16 siblings growing up in a poor but loving Indonesian family, to her purpose today as philanthropist and founder of the Wadah Foundation. The 5-year-old foundation is based in Jakarta and works to improve the lives of Indonesias poorest citizens whom Mrs. Djojohadikusumo calls the least, the last and the lost. The foundation, through micro-loans, jobs skills training, education and community outreach, focuses entirely on women as a means to lift the status of Indonesias poor. It is our mission to help them so that they can help themselves and their communities, she said. A close friend of Mrs. Djojohadikusumo and founder of Maiti Nepal, Anuradha Kiorala, spoke matter-of-factly about her organizations work to rescue and rehabilitate thousands of Nepalese women and girls who are tricked or sold into sexual slavery. The 15-year-old organization has rescued and provided refuge and support to over 12,000 women and girls. Girls as young as 3-years-old are sold to brothels in India, Asia and China. In India alone, nearly 400,000 Nepalese women and girls have been enslaved as sex workers, said Mrs. Kiorala. They are often beaten, tortured and killed. Some have even had their organs sold to illicit organ banks. Many end up dying of their injuries or diseases like AIDS, she said.continued on page 11 Orlene Shimberg, Anuradha Kiorala, Kristin Ritts and Michelle Shaw-Hashman Orlene Shimberg greets Anie Djojohadikusumo december 6Prime Rib Holiday Feast Dinner with Santa while creating fruit tree dcor Adults Prime Rib Buffet Reservations Recommended december 13Prime Rib Holiday Feast Dinner with Santa while decorating holiday cookies Adults Prime Rib Buffet Reservations Recommended december 20Prime Rib Holiday Feast Dinner with Santa while making reindeer and snowmen ornaments Adults Prime Rib Buffet Reservations Recommended YOUR ISLAND. YOUR CLUB.Open to the Public | Ph. 239.472.3355 | www.dunesgolfsanibel.com 949 Sand Castle Road, Sanibel when? Thursdays what time? 5pm-7pm how much? $20 per adult how much? 99 per child Santa Claus is coming to Penny Play Dates!


520 TARPON BAY ROAD (ACROSS FROM BAILEY'S) | SANIBEL, FL 33957 239-472-2888 | LILYJEWELERS.COMLADIES NIGHT OUT!Storewide Savings 4 Hours Only! VOTED cooe JEWELRY STORE IN THE NATIONFriday, December 14th 5 9 p.m.A special night to celebrate sisterhood and savings! Bring some friends to enjoy a night of decadent chocolates and lively music. Meet the designers and experience the exquisite jewelry stylings of James Breski, The Touch and Vila Cora. Plus you can help a needy child by bringing unwrapped toys to benefit Friends Who Care. Arrive In Store December 21-24 Come tell Santa Claus what's on your naughty and nice Christmas list. Bring a gift of canned food to benefit F.I.S.H. and get your picture taken with the Jolly Old Elf himself! JEWELRY GALLERY anta & HIS ELVESEnjoy extended shopping days: Now open Sundays Noon 5 p.m. for the Holidays 9 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 2012


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 201210 CECI Beach Ball Jana Yates,CECI director, Kim Kouril, Missy Sullivan (Beach Ball co-chairmen) Jonathan Tongyai, Jill and Gordy Kaufmann and Carolyn Tongyai Linda Stevens, Barry Roth and June Bailey Mike and Kirstin Sawicki, Kate and Jason Keating Judie Zimomra, Dick Muench (auctioneer), Lynn and Ed Ridlehoover Beth Kindt-Stirner, Tiffany Burns, Linda VonWowern 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 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


11 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 2012 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 Melissa and Scot Congress, Lisa and Chris Heidrick Jodi Willis, Veronica Powers and Myk Willis Paul and Rachel TritaikFrom page 8HumanitariansThe magnitude and horror of human trafficking of human trafficking can be overwhelming. But, doing nothing is not an option, she said. Evil triumphs when good people do nothing. Indonesian television personality and the 26-year-old daughter of Anie Djojohadikusumo, Sara Djojohadikusumo spoke of her newly established organizations work to raise awareness of the crime of human trafficking among Indonesias youth. Using social media and grassroots networking, Parinama Astha seeks to educate young Indonesians about the stark realities of human trafficking. I led a very sheltered existence, she said. I could not believe this was going on and I decided this could not exist in my world. I had to do something Island resident, Zontian and founder of HTAP, Nola Theiss, also gave a brief presentation on the existence of the crime locally and concurred that everyone can do something to eliminate modern-day slavery. Whether its simply talking to neighbors about the problem to raise awareness or becoming educated about whether consumer goods, such as chocolate and mobile phones, use slave labor in their production process, we can all do something. she said. Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or emailpress@islandsunnews.com


12 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 2012 SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16 AT 6:15 P.M. This festive Christmas celebration will be presented by The Village Church Choir & Festival Orchestra, consisting of area symphony musicians. The Many Moods of Christmas, first released in 1963, has become among the most popular and frequently programmed works for the Christmas season. The eighteen carols in this choral masterwork are familiar to all audiences, but the imaginative instrumentation and complex choral singing lift them far above mundane holiday music. 15100 SHELLPOINTBLVD. FORTMYERS, FL 33908 CALL(239) 454-2147for information or visit www.shellpoint.org/seasonofpraise to get tickets.THE MANY MOODS OF CHRISTMAS Tickets Just $10 THE VILLAGE CHURCH AT SHELL POINT IS Island Graphics of Sanibel LLC, 2011 Show your colors!This bumper sticker has a green color to emphasize that almost 70% of Sanibel is in conservation land and a whimsical heart to signify our island lifestyle. The peel off back has information about Sanibel that you may not know.They are available at: Baileys General Store Jerrys Foods MacIntosh Books Sanibel Recreation Center Suncatchers Dream Tuttles Sea Horse Shop 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 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 adsilby@gmail.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 ryi139@aol.com. Walk Through BethlehemSanibel Community Church will present the Walk Through Bethlehem experience in its historic chapel on Luminary Night, Friday, December 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. and on Sunday, December 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. They recreate the imagined streets of Bethlehem on the night of Jesus birth. Different shops, clothing and customs of that era will be presented with encounters with Roman guards and the infamous Innkeeper. We present Walk Through Bethlehem to holiday weary families to remind them of the true reason for the season of Christmas. That is the birth of Jesus Christ over 2,000 years ago. We strive to remain as true to historical data as possible, said Elaine Donovan, chairwoman and wife of Senior Pastor Daryl Donovan. This year, we have added Sunday as an additional viewing day. The Friday night performances, on Sanibel Luminary Night, always have long lines that people do not want to stand in. Sanibel Community Church was begun on Sanibel Island in the 1880s. It is a nondenominational church whose mission statement is: That every person would come into a life-changing relationship with the person of Jesus Christ. Sanibel Community Church is located at 1740 Periwinkle Way, next to Jerrys Market. For more information call 472-2684. 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13 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 2012 Help Victims Of Hurricane SandySanibel Community Church and Cheeburger Cheeburger are joining together to bring relief to families on Staten Island who were impacted by Hurricane Sandy in October. This past summer, Youth Pastor Tom Walsh and a team of students and adults spent a week serving with New Hope Community Churchs summer camp for at-risk children. Relationships on many levels were created during that week, and with the news of Sandy hitting Staten Island hard, opportunities to help have come up. Many families on Staten Island have lost loved ones and belongings, and need help as they recover. You can help make a difference by ordering a meal at Cheeburger Cheeburger any time now through December 21. When you mention SCC Missions to your server, Cheeburger Cheeburger will donate 15 percent of your purchase price to New Hope Community Churchs relief program through Sanibel Community Church. If you have any questions about this program, call Pastor Brad Livermon or Pastor Tom Walsh at Sanibel Community Church, 472-2684. Christmas Celebration Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ is holding its 2nd annual WOW! Its Christmas on Sunday, December 9. This mid-year reunion from last Septembers WOW! Wednesdays of Wonder is open to both past participants and newcomers. It begins with the 9 a.m. worship service and Sunday School. Following worship, kids and adults will join together in Fellowship Hall for hot chocolate and Christmas cookies, then a chance to make three Christmas crafts together. Families can take part in one craft or all three. Sanibel Congreational United Church of Christ is at 2050 Periwinkle Way, across from Periwinkle Place. For more information, call 472-0497. Service Of HopeThe Christmas season can be bittersweet, encompassing shadows as well as light. The constant refrain of holiday cheer can accentuate what has been lost or changed. All the urging to Have A Merry Christmas can bring out feelings of sadness, loneliness or depression if one is coping with the loss of a loved one to death or disability, a change in ones own health or life circumstances, or an ongoing difficulty or challenge, no matter if its a recent or long ago loss. Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ is offering a service of Shadows and Hope of Christmas on December 9 at 5 p.m. People are invited to gather in support of one another, first in worship at a vespers service in the sanctuary, and then around tables to share dinner in the Fellowship Hall. This is not a service of mourning; rather it is intended as a time to find the hope of Christmas in the midst of circumstances that can be overshadowing. Reserve your place for the supper by calling the church office at 472-0497, or call if you have any questions. Supper will be hosted and provided by SCWIM. Feel free to invite any loved ones and friends who you believe would benefit from this time together. Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ is at 2050 Periwinkle Way, across from Periwinkle Place. A memorial service for Tim Gardner will be held at the Shell Point Village Church, 15100 Shell Point Blvd., on Wednesday, December 12 beginning at 11:15 a.m. There will be a reception following the service. Tim passed away on November 25. He was a great friend and we will miss him. Contributions in memory of Tim may be sent to the following charities: CROW, P.O. Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957 The International Osprey Foundation, P.O. Box 250, Sanibel, FL 33957 Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, FL 33957 Ding Darling Wildlife Society. P.O. Box 565, Sanibel, FL 33957 MEMORIAL SERVICE Christmas Sanibel Community Church Luminary Lights AT Sanibel Community Church Friday, December 7 Noon-9:00 p.m. Guild Christmas Bazaar Heres a great opportunity to let Christs light shine around the world as monies are raised for various missions organization. The Bazaar and Bake Sale opens at noon, with lunch available. A fabulous silent auction takes place, with bids closing at 8:00 p.m. 6:00-9:00 p.m. Walk-Thru-Bethlehem Step back in time to the night of Christs birth. The historic Chapel is transformed to the City of Bethlehem, filled with Bible Characters. This year there will be a special presentation of Walk-Thru-Bethlehem on Sunday, December 9, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 6:00-9:00 p.m. Courtyard Luminary Celebration Great Parking, Free food and drink, petting zoo, games for children and live music all night long! Come walk through a beautiful extravaganza of luminary lights celebrating Christ Jesus the KING! Logos Children will be singing at 7:00 p.m. Sanibel Community Church 1740 Periwinkle Way 472-2684 www.sanibelchurch.com


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 201214 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 : First Unite d e t h o d ist Ch urc h M e rt Myers, Florida Florida F o r O ur gi ft to So S So So So So So S S So o ut ut ut u u u ut u hwest F lorid a fo fo fo fo fo fo fo f f f r r r 5 6 y ears! Cozette Nichols and Bryan Picco were married June 16 on the beach at Captiva Island. Nichols is the daughter of Gay and Jerry Nichols of Aberdeen, South Dakota and Sanibel, Florida. Picco is the son of Bernie and Andrew Picco of Fort Wayne, Indiana. The bride owns and operates her beauty salon, Cozettes Salon in Fort Meyers. The groom owns and operates a commercial and residential pressure cleaning business, Absolute Pressure on Sanibel. WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT Bryan Picco and Cozette Nichols Students From St. Isabel High School Youth Ministry Make Cookies For FISHFISH (Friends In Service Here) of Sanibel would like to thank the members of St. Isabel High School Youth Ministry for giving us a helping hand during this Thanksgiving holiday. FISH relies on community support to fund all programs and accepts unopened, unexpired food items which are delivered directly to island families in need. For more information, visit www.fishofsanibel.com. Pictured from left are Lily, Lauren, Gina, Andy, Alexandria, Emily and Emma. As members of the St. Isabel High School Youth Ministry, they will be doing a few projects throughout the year to assist those in need in the community. Here, they gathered in the Parish Hall on November 18 to make over 250 cookies for FISH of Sanibel for the Thanksgiving holidayShare your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com


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ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 201216 Whats Happening At The House In 2012 Telephone: (239) 472-2155info@sanibelcommunityhouse.net 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 LUMINARY STOP #6Dec. 7th 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. TIMOTHY A. GARDNERTimothy A. Gardner of Sanibel Island, Florida died on November 25, 2012 of an embolism. He was 70 years old. Tim was born on December 6, 1941 in Cincinnati, Ohio and grew up in Glendale, Ohio. After graduating from Glendales Princeton High School in 1959, he attended the University of Kentucky, receiving BS degrees in agriculture and chemistry. It was here that he met Carol Bugg of Alexandria, Virginia, and married her in 1965. Tim served in the U.S. Army Veterinary Medical Corps during the Vietnam era and, from 1970 to 1988, worked as product manager for regulating agricultural pesticides at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, DC. Tim and Carol became full-time residents of Sanibel, Florida in 1988. For the next 24 years, until the time of his death, Tim was an outstanding volunteer in many island organizations. He was a past president of Island Water Association and served on its board of directors for 13 years. He was president of The International Osprey Foundation, the Clam Bayou Preservation Association, and vice president of the Bayous Preservation Association. He was a current board member of the Ding Darling Wildlife Society and a past board member of both the Sanibel-Captiva Audubon Society and the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF). He was certified as an emergency rescue volunteer for CROW and a Ding Darling heavy equipment operator; he was a SCCF Loggerhead Sea Turtle permittee (a program in which he volunteered from May through September for 21 years), and was certified as a member of the City of Sanibel Community Emergency Response Team. He served on a variety of committees including SCCF Research, City of Sanibel Wildlife, and was chairman of the City of Sanibel Conservation Committee. He founded the Save Silver Key project and was instrumental in the keys preservation. He worked on the SCCF Surface Water Quality Monitoring and the Florida Lake Watch program and the SCCF and Ding Darling Small Mammal Survey Studies. In addition, Tim served for four years as a Lee County commissioner for mosquito control and, to top it all off, ran the Island Cinemas projectors two nights a week. As a co-founder of the Clam Bayou Preservation Association, Tim worked with the City of Sanibel to reconnect Clam Bayou to the Blind Pass Ecosystem. As a co-founder of the Bayous Preservation Association, he brought his many talents to bear on the joint Lee County/CEPD project to reopen Blind Pass. Tim was the consummate volunteer, a man of great ability, integrity, energy, dedication and humor, working to protect the ecosystems that are critical to Sanibels native wildlife. He is survived by his wife, Carol, of Sanibel, his brother, Tom Gardner, of Elkins, West Virginia, his sister-in law, Valerie Bugg, of Louisville, Colorado, his nephew, Kevin Bugg, of San Mateo, California, and his nieces, Hilary Heath and Pamela Bell, of Lewisville, Colorado. A memorial service will be held at the Shell Point Village Church, 15100 Shell Point Road, on Wednesday, December 12 at 11:15 a.m. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be sent to the following charities, all on Sanibel, FL 33957: CROW, PO Box 150; The International Osprey Foundation, PO Box 250; SanibelCaptiva Conservation Foundation, 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road; or Ding Darling Wildlife Society, PO Box 565. OBITUARY December Workshops At FISH Of SanibelFISH (Friends In Service Here) of Sanibel is pleased to announce upcoming free workshops for the month of December: Mom & Toddlers Group Monday, December 17 from 10 to 11 a.m. The Island Moms Group will meet at the FISH Walk-In Center. All island moms of children birth though age 5 are welcome, either alone or with their children. It is a time for fun, refreshments, learning and sharing with other moms and their children. We work together to research and organize new topics of discussion, introduce interesting speakers and maintain regular get-together times. This group is sponsored by FISH, Healthy Start of Lee County and the United Way of Lee County. Womens Empowerment Group Tuesday, December 11 from 10 to 11 a.m. This group is facilitated by FISH to provide a source of support for women. It will take place at the FISH Walk-In Center. 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17 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 2012 St. Michaels Hosts Mission FairA Mission Fair hosting representatives from 20 non-profit organizations was attended by enthusiastic crowds following services on December 1 and 2 at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church on Sanibel. The purpose of the Mission Fair was to give parishioners the opportunity to learn about many local and global organizations which aid the less fortunate. Representatives were present to answer questions about their programs and discuss the pressing need for volunteers to assist them in providing their services to those in need. Mission is an important focus at St. Michaels. Many of the groups participating in this event receive financial grants from the Parish. Carol Heath with Lee Almas Patty Molnar with John Pryor Pastor Ellen Sloan with Carol Daniels Thank You to Our Sponsors CHILDRENS EDUCATION CENTER OF THE ISLANDS350 Casa Ybel Road Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-4538 Title Sponsor Title Sponsor Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Titanium Sponsors Titanium Sponsors Island Sun Newspaper Sanctuary Golf Club Island Sun Newspaper Sanctuary Golf Club Platinum Sponsors Platinum Sponsors Bay Medical Solution Congress Jewelers Bay Medical Solution Congress Jewelers Lily & Co Jewelry Gallery Sanibel Captiva Community Bank Lily & Co Jewelry Gallery Sanibel Captiva Community Bank Gold Sponsors Gold Sponsors Bank of the Islands The Kouril Family Royal Shell Bank of the Islands The Kouril Family Royal Shell Sanibel Captiva Trust Co Tropical Tradesmen GC, Inc Sanibel Captiva Trust Co Tropical Tradesmen GC, Inc Silver Sponsors Silver Sponsors The Burns Family Real Estate Team The Dunn Family The Burns Family Real Estate Team The Dunn Family Floral Artistry Island Paws/Over Easy Caf Floral Artistry Island Paws/Over Easy Caf Island Therapy Center The Ketteman Family Island Therapy Center The Ketteman Family Law Offices of Jason R Maughan Periwinkle Park Law Offices of Jason R Maughan Periwinkle Park The Willis Family The Willis Family Other Sponsors Other Sponsors Finnemores Cycle Shop The Lackenby Family Finnemores Cycle Shop The Lackenby Family Physical Therapy of Sanibel Stevens Family Chiropractic Physical Therapy of Sanibel Stevens Family Chiropractic THANK YOU TO OUR DONORS: THANK YOU TO OUR DONORS: Baileys Grog Shop Bamboozles Bay Medical Solutions Big Arts Billys Bikes Baileys Grog Shop Bamboozles Bay Medical Solutions Big Arts Billys Bikes Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre Bubble Room The Burns Family Real Estate Team Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre Bubble Room The Burns Family Real Estate Team Busch Gardens Butterfly Estates Captain Jerry Orlandini Busch Gardens Butterfly Estates Captain Jerry Orlandini Captain Tonys 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ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 201218 Captiva Cruises Offers Trips To The Historic Tarpon Lodge And Calusa Indian Mounds On Pine IslandCaptiva 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, participants 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. Cruise guests will be greeted at The Tarpon Lodge 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 while enjoying old Florida charm of the 1926 Tarpon Lodge where lunch will be savored with waterfront views of Pine Island Sound and mangrove islands. After lunch, the group will walk across the street to The Randell Research Center (RRC). The RRC, a program of the Florida Museum of Natural History, aims to establish and maintain, at the internationally significant Pineland archeological and historical site, a permanent facility dedicated to learning and teaching the archeology, history and ecology of Southwest Florida. An RRC educator will guide the group on The Calusa Heritage Trail to one of the 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. These are excellent opportunities for families and neighborhoods to get together and learn about the history of Southwest Florida while enjoying a day out on the water. Additional information and reservations for the cruise to the historic Tarpon Lodge & Calusa Indian mounds of Pine Island or any of Captiva Cruises programs and tours may be obtained by calling Captiva Cruises at 472-5300. BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island 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 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" FISH Needs Storage Space FISH (Friends In Service Here) of Sanibel needs space to store some of its overflow medical equipment. If you have 100 to 150 square feet of commercial space on island, contact Jerry at 677-7299 or 395-1579. CHARLES ATKINSON JOHNSON, IIICharles Atkinson Johnson, III, 64, died December 2, 2012, resulting from cancer, with his devoted partner Charlene Black at his side, at home on Sanibel Island, Florida. Chuck was born November 6, 1948, in Atlanta, Georgia to Charles Atkinson Johnson, Jr. and Marion Johnston Johnson. The family moved to Clearwater, Florida, where Chuck attended public schools, graduating from Clearwater High School in 1966. His college education began at The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee and the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. During the Vietnam War, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy (1968-1972), leaving service as the crew chief of an anti-submarine warfare patrol plane. After serving his country, he graduated from Florida Jr. College in Jacksonville with an associate of arts in fine arts. In 1975, he began making award-winning, high design hardwood furniture which he sold at art festivals throughout the South. In 1980, having expanded his market, he was joined by brother Jim in Johnson Brothers Furniture. By 2001, Chucks career path led him to Harvard Jolly architectural firm of Tampa, Florida where he was employed until moving to Sanibel Island in 2011. Chuck was predeceased by his parents. He is survived by his daughter, Lila Holley Johnson, brother, James Winslow Johnson (Genevieve), sister, Paula Johnson Lawrence (Graham); nieces and nephews, Charles Atkinson Johnson IV, Julia Lawrence and Marion Lawrence Snyder (Charles); grand nephew, Charles W. Snyder IV; and his beloved partner, Charlene Black, as well as many close lifelong friends. A private celebration of life will be held at a time and place to be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908 or www. hopehospice.org/donate. Friends may sign the guest book at www.horizonfunerals.com. OBITUARY Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com


19 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 2012 According to Elliot Sudal, fishing for Spanish mackerel, trout and ladyfish has been great around the Causeway Islands and off Lighthouse Point. When the tide is moving, you can usually just follow the birds, he said. Trolling or casting small silver spoons and small white or silver Rapalas has been working very well, but remember to use a wire leader. Snook fishing has been great at Blind Pass around the bridge pilings, with fish up to 32 inches caught just yesterday. Elliot Sudal with some of the fish he caught recently Fish Caught 1628 Periwinkle Way 472-2893 Heart of the Islands, SanibelOpen Monday Saturday www.threecraftyladies.com Make It & Take It Bead Bracelet Every Thursday $4.75Ask about our Sewing Machine Rental Program! Tropical Fabrics Tropical Fabrics Novelty Yarn Novelty Yarn Quilting Quilting Notions Notions Beads Beads Scrapbook Papers Scrapbook Papers Childrens Crafts Childrens Crafts Art Supplies Art Supplies Shell Crafts Shell Crafts Gifts Gifts Find us on Captain Charles Sobczak, past president of the Sanibel Island Fishing Club and president of Lee Reefs (Lee County Artificial Reef) program, holds up a 23.5inch, five-pound mangrove snapper he caught on one of the reefs he helped establish. Sobczak and his crew also limited out on red grouper, caught plenty of porgies and other snapper on an offshore outing on November 25. The snapper was caught with a piece of cut bait in 45 feet of water. Charles Sobczak with his mangrove snapper caught on November 25 Fish Caught Hannah Fay caught and released this 30 snook on her own on Saturday, December 1 on the east end of Sanibel. Hannah is in 7th grade at The Sanibel School. Hannah Fay with a large snook Fish Caught Read us online at IslandSunNews.com Meet The ArtistOn December 14, from noon to 1 p.m., The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum welcomes Angelika Geerlof, artist, author, poet and photographer, as the featured guest at the monthly Friday Lunch Hour at the Museum series. Geerlof will share how her contemplative walks on the islands beaches and in the wildlife refuge inspired her new book, Sanibel Moodscapes. Geerlof holds a bachelors degree in art, art history and art education. She first came to Sanibel in 2004. Since her first visit, she has been inspired to create oneof-a-kind visual impressions of the natural surroundings and has designed postcards, calendars, and a new coffee table book which features an array of landscapes and natural portraitures of Sanibel. Book sales and signings will be available after the presentation. For registration or more information, visit the museum website at shellmuseum.org.


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 201220 Use Soft Plastic Jigs To Catch Big Fishby Capt. Matt MitchellBig minus low tides in the middle of the morning this week called for a change of tactics. Even though the air temperature did not feel like winter, the super low water had me fishing some of my favorite deep water channels that I had not fished since last winter. Action was good with a great mixed bag of fish all coming on live shrimp fished on or near the bottom. One surprise species that seemed to be just about everywhere I fished this week was black drum of all sizes. Im used to catching this species all winter but not in these number. One of my favorite places close to home to fish these super low tides is the Chino Channel. Sure, this natural deep water channel is a well-known fishing area with a few boats always anchored up fishing it. Its super-fast moving current and its close proximity to shallow flats make it a fish heaven. The variety of species here can be crazy. While fishing the 10-foot deep channel as my first stop of the day with longtime client Nick Basilio of Pennsylvania, we had non-stop action for over an hour. Along with black drum up to eight pounds, we caught sheepshead, snapper, jacks and a few snook. The big snook of the trip came right from the same shoreline that was holding all the black drum and measured a respectable 31 inches. As conditions get colder, this channel is always worth a shot during the lowest periods of the tide. During the middle to higher periods of the afternoon incoming tide, I spent some time working mangrove shorelines with soft plastic jigs. If you like to cast, this is an awesome and often very productive way to fish. Throwing soft plastic baits allows you to cover lots of ground and also find productive areas to go back and fish with bait. I like to work mangrove shorelines on my trolling motor but a push pole or even slow drift will do the same thing, although it will just take a little more work. Keep the boat about 20 yards off the shoreline or as far as you can comfortably cast. Cast to every nook and cranny on the shoreline then slowly bounce the jig back making sure it makes contact with the bottom. I like to work the boat into the tide so my baits are moving in the same direction as the tide. This also allows you to have more boat control and work it slower than if the current is behind you. When I hook a redfish, I either powerpole down or hit the anchor button on my GPS trolling motor remote and work this area a little harder. Often this will produce a few more reds right from the same little bay or mangrove overhang. Several of the bigger redfish we caught this week had another red or two follow them all the way out of the trees to the boat. We caught several over-slot reds this week along with upper slot fish and a few rats with this tactic. One favorite mile of shoreline was good for over a dozen reds a few trout over 20 inches, plus a snook or two. What seemed to be the key to catching these fish while jigging was to find a long windblown mangrove shoreline in roughly two to four feet of water. Then, depending on the clarity of the water, pick your soft plastic color. I generally match the water color to the color of the soft plastic swim bait. If the water is clear, throw a white or clear colored plastic; when the water is dirty, go with a root beer or new penny color. I dont use very many colors but changing up to match the water color can be the difference between night and day. I rig my soft plastics on a oz. or larger jig head depending on the water depth. Pick a jig head with a strong, wide gap hook. Dont skimp on the hook quality as a big redfish or snook can make short work of straightening out a light wire hook. Also look for a jig head that has barbs to hold the soft plastic on tightly. A small drop of super glue does wonders too. Throwing jigs this week made for some great action. The soft plastics consistently caught the biggest snook, redfish and trout of the week. This method takes more skill and work than most bait fishing but the payoff can be well worth it. While working one favorite Sanibel shoreline this week, I hooked one of the bigger snook I have seen in months. I tried to tow the pig of a snook clear of the trees on the trolling motor but this fish just could not be turned on the 15-pound test spinning gear in my hand. One jump and a big head shake under a low mangrove limb and it was all over. When most people think of throwing soft plastic jigs, they think of being out on a grass flat catching trout. But soft plastics are a universal bait that, with the right size jig head, can be fished just about anywhere in any condition with great results. Give them a shot on a mangrove shoreline near you. They will help you to catch fish that are often just too spread out to find and catch while fishing with live bait. Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions email captmattmitchell@aol.com. Send Us Your Fish TalesThe Island Sun would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, or email to islandsuncity@aol.com; or call Anne Mitchell at 395-1213. Nick Basilio of Pennsylvania with a 31-inch snook caught fishing the Chino Island Channel with Capt. Matt Mitchell this week Nick Basilio with a black drum, also caught in the China Island Channel ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. 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21 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 2012 CROW Case Of The Week: White Pelican Releaseby Patricia MolloyHoudini has come home for Christmas. As featured in the CROW Case Of The Week for November 30, this once gravely ill bird was successfully rehabilitated by the medical staff of the Sanibel wildlife clinic. On November 28, CROW volunteer Ron Frazer returned the former patient to his home on Pine Island after an intensive three-week stay. As soon as the gate was opened, the majestic bird with a nine-foot wingspan eagerly escaped the confines of the carrier and took to the skies. When its low tide, theres a sand bar out there that is exposed on which he hangs out with other white pelicans, said property owner Dot Gulnac. Gulnac found the white pelican laying on the side of the driveway on November 11 and feared that he was far too ill to survive. I never thought he would make it. I had found one three weeks before that was already dead from red tide. She arranged for him to be taken to the Kindness Animal Hospital in Cape Coral where Frazer picked up the rare bird and transport him to CROW. I couldnt believe it when I saw him. He appeared to be unconscious in the back of a carrier with IVs attached, said Frazer. An avid CROW supporter, Gulnac has rescued a number of sick wildlife patients over the years and particularly enjoys seeing the rehabilitated birds, turtles and otters returned to their homes. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from our local area. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to P.O. Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit www.crowclinic.org. He was very eager to fly to his favorite sandbar and greet his flock of friends The pelican was all smiles as he leapt from the carrier (taken by an unmanned camera) 239.472.2328 www.sanibelthriller.comReservations are required Also Available for Private Charters Departing from Sanibel Marina 634 N. Yachtsman Dr. Sanibel Island S Db S Db Taste of the Islands Peoples Choice Award Taste of the Islands Peoples Choice Award Winner Seven Continuous Years Winner Seven Continuous Years Lunch & Dinner Lunch & Dinner 472-8138 472-8138 SANIBEL MARINA 634 N. Yachtsman Drive www.sanibelmarina.com 634 N. Yachtsman Drive www.sanibelmarina.com Sanibel and Captiva Islands Most Exciting Boat Tour Circumnavigating Sanibel & Captiva Islands with Dolphins SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES Gramma Dots Gramma Dots Gramma Dots Gramma Dots


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 201222 Going Tribal At Sanibel Sea Schoolsubmitted by J. Bruce Neill, Ph.D.Having a place to belong is a central part of the human experience. We seek community in many ways throughout the course of our lives. This is equally true for humans of all ages, not just us grown-ups. In recognition of this, community building is a central part of the Sanibel Sea School experience. Through their participation in Sanibel Sea School, our kids create a very strong sense of community that transcends both geography and time. This communal, ocean-based experience becomes a thread prominently woven through the fabric of their lives. This sense of community is not accidental. In fact, one of the main goals of Sanibel Sea School is to remind us all that we are members of a common global community; a community supported by the ocean. We call our global ocean community the Ocean Tribe. As you likely already know, we often create strong interpersonal bonds while joining forces to accomplish a single goal, not related to bonding; the bonding is a byproduct of our other activities. At Sanibel Sea School, our common goal is to learn more about, and explore the ocean around us. So, if you know a child who would like to have, possibly, the best holiday experience of their life while learning about the ocean, with other kids like them, look no further than Sanibel Sea Schools Holiday Camp, One Ocean, One Tribe. This years camp will be a celebration of our connection on our ocean planet. Kids ages 6 to 13 will learn and explore the concept of unity as it relates to marine life. Theyll have fun canoeing through San Carlos Bay and practicing their maneuvering skills like a school of fish, looking for unified pods of dolphins, surfing as teams, playing communal games, making art and creating sand sculptures. At the end of the week, we will all blow-paint our handprints onto the building as a testament to our lasting membership in the Ocean Tribe. We are trying to better accommodate the needs of our families during the holidays by offering a half-day camp to provide families with more scheduling flexibility. The first week of camp will run three half-days from December 26 to 28 choose from either the morning session (9 a.m. to noon) or the afternoon session (1 to 4 p.m.) priced at $90 per child per half-day session, plus a one-time $50 registration fee. A five-day camp will offer both halfday and full-day sessions from December 31 to January 4. Here, parents can choose from morning sessions (9 a.m. to noon), afternoon sessions (1 to 4 p.m.) or full days (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Tuition for this week will be $150 per child for a half-day session or $250 for the full-day option, plus a one-time $50 registration fee. For ocean-loving kids, theres no better way to spend their school break than at Sanibel Sea Schools Holiday Camp. Spots are going quickly, so register your child today by calling 472-8585. Gift certificates are available and make a great stocking stuffer. Sanibel Sea School is a non-profit organization looking to a world where all people value, understand and care for the ocean. Our mission is to improve the oceans future one person at a time. Please enjoy our offerings and join the Ocean Tribe at www.sanibelseaschool.org or stop by our Sanibel location. Spots are going quickly for Sanibel Sea Schools Holiday Camp 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... Send your editorial copy to:press@islandsunnews.com


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ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 201224 Students Treated To Ding Darling Photo Tram TourIt was a perfect storm of sorts perfect weather, perfect viewing and the perfect combination of people providing students from Cypress Lake Middle School and The Sanibel School the unique opportunity to capture their own nature photos from within the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Eighth grade students from Cypress Lake that are enrolled in a portfolio class, and sixth to eighth grade students from The Sanibel School enrolled in an elective photography class were greeted at the refuge by ranger Toni Westland for an orientation on November 30. Professional photographer Sara Lopez graciously donated her time to help the students capture that perfect picture and provided guidelines for ethical picture taking of flora and fauna. The students boarded trams donated by Tarpon Bay Explorers, concessionaire for the refuge, and headed to Wildlife Drive for an exclusive photo tour on a day the drive was closed to the public. Tram drivers Steve and Donna Yetsko, naturalists from Tarpon Bay Explorers, and ranger Becky Wolff guided the students to places along the drive for nature photo opportunities. The trip was scheduled to coincide with low tide when an abundance of wading birds feed along the drive. The sun Cypress Lake Middle School and Sanibel School students participating in a photo tram tour of the refuge Cypress Lake Middle School students take advantage of a photo opportunity along Wildlife Drive Cypress Lake student Dillon Goldberg takes a close up photo of a flower 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 Olde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Road239.395.1464 Sanibel Island icecreamchickwingshotdogs burgers freshcut fries shakes ice cream chick wings hot dogs burgers freshcut res shakes ice cream chick wings hot dogs burgers freshcut fries shakes ice cream chick wings hot dogs Shakes 1528 PERIWINKLE WAY, SANIBEL 472-8686OPEN 11 AM 9 PMChar-grilled Natural Casing Hot Dogs Fresh Cut Fries Juicy Hand Patted Burgers Thick MilkshakesPIZZA IS HERE!The original one & only established in 1998


25 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 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 was shining, the birds were feeding and the students fanned out along the drive to capture their photos. Not only were birds in abundance, but students also discovered flowers, colorful leaves, insects, mangrove tree crabs, horseshoe crabs and even a mangrove water snake. A large female horseshoe crab partially buried in the sand next to the road was returned to the water by ranger Becky while students photographed the rescue. The annual event is sponsored in part by Edison National Bank and Bank of the Islands. The students choose their best photo to enter in a school contest. Winners are provided with prizes donated by the banks. Teacher Joy Williams and retired teacher Carolina Gora from Cypress Lake, along with teacher Kurt Schulte from The Sanibel School, were presented with gift bags from the Ding Darling Wildlife Society for their dedication to their students and hard work throughout the year. Thank you to all of the sponsors that made this event possible, including Tarpon Bay Explorers, Ding Darling Wildlife Society, Sara Lopez and Edison National Bank/ Bank of the Islands. Hannah Fay from The Sanibel School shares her photo with a classmate Photographer Sara Lopez shares a photo opportunity with Sanibel School student Pierce Hobbs Students photograph a horseshoe crab prior to its rescue


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 201226 Plant SmartSlender Flattop Goldenrodby Gerri ReavesSlender flattop goldenrod (Euthamia caroliniana) can transform a wild field to a sea of gold. This native wildflower blooms exuberantly in summer and fall. Colonies of this hardy perennial are usually found in dry sunny areas such as meadows, pinelands and roadsides that have sandy welldrained soil. Its most common name is a misnomer. A member of the aster family, it is not a true goldenrod but resembles and is related to it. Another common name, slender goldentop, suits it better. Numerous small flowers make up flowerheads that range from only a few inches to almost a foot in width. The plant is often as wide at it is high, with a maximum height of about three feet. The very narrow leaves alternate on slender upright stems that branch and into the clusters of flowers. Fast-growing and low-maintenance, this plant is perfect for a natural or wildflower garden, where it will attract butterflies, birds and bees. It will tolerate dry periods, but does prefer moisture. It cannot tolerate salty or brackish water. Propagate it with seeds. Sources: Wildflowers of Florida by Jaret C. Daniels and Stan Tekiela, Florida Wildflowers and Roadside Plants by C. Ritchie Bell and Bryan J. Taylor, and regionalconservation.org. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. 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. Slender flattop goldenrod attracts butterflies like this gray hairstreak photo by Gerri Reaves 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! 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)


27 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 2012 Dece m be r 4 5 6 & 8 8 P M Dece m be r 9 3 PM Mat in e $ 42 Child 17 & Under $ 2 0 PRESENTED BY RICHARD JORDAN PRODUCTIONS LTDShow Sponsor L.A.T. Foundation wit h Musi c e eat eat e e e e e e e e eat e e e e e e e e e e eat e e e t e e e e e e e e e e e t e t r r re re re re r r r r re r r r I Int I I I I I I I I I ernationa l ( MTI ) p Show Sponsors b y S TUART R OSS S eason S ponso r D D D ecember 17 22 & 26 29 8 P M December 23 & 30 4 PM M at in e $ 42 C hild 17 & Under $ 20 SCCF Honored With 4-Star RatingThe Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) has been awarded Charity Navigators prestigious 4-star rating for good governance, sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. Charity Navigator is Americas largest and most respected independent evaluator of charities. SCCF is one of only two environmental non-profit organizations in Florida to receive Charity Navigators highest 4-star ranking, and one of 98 environmental non-profits nationwide to achieve that distinction. The Naples-based Conservancy of Southwest Florida was also elevated to a 4-star rating during the November 2012 announcements. We are honored to receive Charity Navigators highest rating, said SCCF President Paul Roth. This distinction gives our supporters the assurance that we practice good stewardship when applying their donations to the execution of SCCFs mission. In a letter announcing the 4-star rating, Charity Navigator President and CEO Ken Berger wrote in part that, in receiving the highest possible rating, SCCF adheres to good governance and other best practices and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way. Charity Navigator works to help charitable donors make intelligent giving decisions by providing information on more than 5,000 charities nationwide and by evaluating their financial health. It is estimated that last year Charity Navigator influenced approximately $10 billion in charitable gifts. To learn more visit www. charitynavigator.org. Celebrating the 45th anniversary of its founding, SCCF is dedicated to the conservation of coastal habitats and aquatic resources on Sanibel and Captiva and in the surrounding watershed. SCCF President Paul Roth, President-elect Linda Uhler and Executive Director Erick Lindblad celebrate earning Charity Navigators highest 4-star rating Despite the cool weather conditions during Thanksgiving week, Jesse Burns (11) from Salida, Colorado caught-and-released this jack cravelle on November 21. It weighed in at almost 4 pounds. He was fishing from the rocks at Turner Beach, using light spinning gear with 10 pound test line and live minnow bait. Along with his dad, Brian Burns, Jesse was fishing with Stu and Russ Turner from Madison, Indiana. Jesse Burns and his catch Fish Caught


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 201228 Sanibel Youngster Joins Professional Cast At Broadway Palmby Jeff LysiakAlmost from the time he was learning to talk, Henry Crater was turning words into songs. So it may come as no surprise that the 10-year-old Sanibel resident is now using his singing skills and has become a professional actor, part of the ensemble cast of Miracle On 34th Street currently playing at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers. I dont get nervous when Im on stage because Im up there with a lot of other people, said Crater, a former student at The Sanibel School currently a 5th grader enrolled at The Canterbury School. Its a lot of fun playing a character learning my lines doing different scenes just performing. According to Craters mother, Dana, Henry has always been a very musical child, who began taking piano lessons at age four. After the family moved from Charleston, South Carolina to Sanibel in 2009, the aspiring actor decided to attend the Florida Repertory Theatre Summer Camp and took part in a production of Alice In Wonderland. (Acting) was something I thought I could do during the summer, and something I could do with my best friend, Andrew, said Henry. And I think that my singing got better when I played the King of Hearts. Recently, Henry tried out to be part of Broadway Palms musical version of the holiday classic Miracle On 34th Street, which is based on the 1947 Academy Award-winning film. Rehearsals for the production started on November 8 and live performances began on November 22. Crater has been cast among the two childrens ensemble members who take turns performing. However, the job requires Henry to attend rehearsals and live performances as well as be available in case another actor does not show up or becomes ill. Its a very busy schedule, but because its what he loves, we make it work, said Dana, whose eight-year-old daughter, Annabel, wants to become an actress. In the first week since Miracle On 34th Street opened, a few of Henrys school friends have come to see him perform in the musical. Although he couldnt remember exactly what they told him after the show, he did recall that his adult admirers tell him, Very well done. I think that his friends are just excited to see him up on the stage and staying in character throughout the entire show, added Dana. Miracle On 34th Street is playing through Tuesday, December 25 at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. Crater is scheduled to perform in a total of 20 live shows. 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. Crater, who will turn 11 on December 13, said that while he enjoys acting, he thinks he may want to pursue a career as a musician or a composer. I like the acting style of Jim Carrey, especially his facial expressions, said Henry. He does a lot of different personalities in a lot of his movies. Following his work in Miracle On 34th Street, Henry has already been cast in Broadway Palms upcoming production of The Sound Of Music in the role of Kurt. And joining the ranks of acting professionals in the Crater family will be Annabel, who also has been cast in the role of Marta. The show will run at the Broadway Palm from February 21 through April 6. Dana and Scott Crater also have a fiveyear-old son, Luke. Sanibel resident Henry Crater can be seen in the production of Miracle On 34th Street through Christmas Day, December 25 at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers Henry Crater, pictured with his fellow Miracle On 34th Street castmates at the Broadway Palm MUSIC LESSONSJennifer ValiquettePrivate Instruction on Piano, Saxophone, & Flute Sanibel and Fort MyersPhone: 239-989-7799 Web: wwww.sanibelschoolofmusic.weebly.com 630 Tarpon Bay Rd(near the Over Easy Cafe)9-5 Monday Friday 10-4 Saturdaywww.sanibelartandframe.com 239-395-1350 Meet Local Artist Meet Local Artist Myra Roberts Myra RobertsOn Luminary NightFriday Dec 7th from 5:30-8:30 Corner of Periwinkle & Tarpon Bay Road in the Baileys Plaza GEORGE & WENDYS SEAFOOD GRILLE Lunch, Dinner & Late Night Menu Only All Day Happy Hour on the Island Outdoor Seating (239) 395-1263 for reservations or take-out Every Wednesday Karaoke Thursday, Dec 6thJohn Mamelli Thursday, Dec 13thAnthony WayneLIVE ENTERTAINMENTLuminary 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 Available u u George & Wendys Seafood GrilleLUNCH EXPRESSUnder $10 w/Beverage 11am-3pm daily 12/3-21w/coupon


29 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 2012 Call for Carry Out: 579-0807 2330 Palm Ridge Road (across from CVS)Join us for luminary night with Christmas treats & wine!! Live Entertainment 5:30-9pm WHEN MRS. FISH WHEN MRS. FISH TOOK MR. FISH TOOK MR. FISH OUT TO EAT FISH, OUT TO EAT FISH,WHERE DO YOU THINK THEY WENT? and thats no fish story! Celebrating 34 Years of Fresh Fish703 Tarpon Bay Rd (239)472-3128 Full Liquor Open 7 Days 4 PM Fish Mkt. open 11 AM Winner Best Restaurant for Seafood 2010, 2011, 2012! dthtfiht! dthtfiht! Christmas Concert Coming To BIG ARTSby Jim GeorgeGet ready for an infusion of the Christmas spirit next weekend. The Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida brings an old fashioned Christmas concert to BIG ARTS on Saturday, December 15, a holiday potpourri sure to create a warm holiday musical experience. Then on Sunday, December 16, they appear with the Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra and Gulf Shore Ballet at Barbara B. Mann Performance Hall in Fort Myers in a concert billed as Deck The Halls. The BIG ARTS program, called Holiday Evergreens, is a mix of popular holiday favorites with a few classical offerings, including works by Vaughan Williams, Grant Still and John Rutter. The Chorale is emphasizing a family holiday atmosphere with a mix of popular standards and some classics that will set just the right mood for the Christmas season. Featured numbers will include Christmas in the Western World Grant Still; Fantasia on Christmas Carols Ralph Vaughan Williams; The First Noel Arthur Harris; Very Best Time of the Year John Rutter; White Christmas Irving Berlin; and Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Martin & Blane. The orchestra will be featured in Sleigh Ride Leroy Anderson; A Charlie Brown Christmas Vince Guaraldi Trio; and Fantasia on Greensleeves Ralph Vaughan Williams. And dont be surprised with a couple of Christmas carols that includes the audience. This will be an old fashioned concert of Christmas music, said Tim McDonnell, artistic director who will conduct the orchestra and chorus. Expect to hear and participate in some of the most treasured Christmas music and bring the kids, too. Formerly the Southwest Florida Symphony Chorus, the 80-voice group is now an independent chorus. They quickly established themselves as the premier chorus in the Fort Myers/Naples area noted for the rich texture of their sound, the blend of their voices and their versatility. They have an active schedule for the season with several concerts planned with the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. Their season this year will celebrate American Song From Broadway to Main Street. BIG ARTS tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children 17 and under. Tickets may be purchased by calling BIG ARTS at 395-0900. Early ticket purchase is suggested. Tickets for the Barbara B. Mann concert are available online at www.bbmannpah.com. The Symphonic Chorale of Southwest FloridaShare your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 201230 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 Holiday HoursChristmas Eve Open Christmas Day Closed New Years Eve Open New Years Day Dinner Only 5-Close Miriam Margolyes To Perform At Herb Strauss TheaterBIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater presents award-winning British actress Miriam Margolyes in her one-woman show, Dickens Women. The opened December 4 and runs through December 9. The play is as much about Dickens himself as it is about the 23 characters performed by Margolyes. Dickens popularity has continued long after his death and this year, the 200th anniversary of his birth, he remains one of the best-known and most-read English authors. At least 180 motion pictures and TV adaptations based on Dickens works have been produced. However, Margolyes offers a different perspective on the man himself. Hes a surprising man, Margolyes said. Much crueler than people expect, so I hope the show will shock the audience and remove them from the comfort zone people usually expect from Dickens. Dickens Women was developed by Miriam Margolyes and Sonia Fraser, and it has traveled worldwide, including London, Jerusalem, Santa Cruz, New York, Boston, Sydney, Auckland and throughout India and South Africa. In 1992 it was nominated for the Olivier Award. The show is produced by Richard Jordan Productions in association with Andrew McKinnon and Pleasance. A reviewer in the Herald Sun wrote, Its all immense fun, even if youre unfamiliar with the novels. Theres an earthiness and a cleverness that feeds into Margolyess acting. She can pull faces and pull off dozens of voices, but theres so much more to her and her work. Theres a creative spirit, a restlessness which helps keep a well-drilled work fresh and utterly live. Margolyes has achieved success on both sides of the Atlantic. Winner of the BAFTA Best Supporting Actress Award in 1993 for The Age of Innocence, she also received Best Supporting Actress at the 1989 LA Critics Circle Awards for her role in Little Dorrit and a Sony Radio Award for Best Actress on Radio in 1993. She is considered the most famous female voice in England and her award-winning audio book recordings are international best sellers. She is particularly proud of The Queen and I, in which she played every member of the Royal Family. She has voiced many animation films and was Fly in Babe, the Matchmaker in Mulan and voiced Happy Feet and Flushed Away. Some of Miriams most memorable film credits in more than 40 films include Yentl; Little Shop of Horrors; I Love You to Death; Cold Comfort Farm; Romeo + Juliet (with Leonardo DiCaprio); End of Days (with Arnold Schwarzenegger); Sunshine; Magnolia; Ladies in Lavender; The Life and Death of Peter Sellers and Professor Pomona Sprout in the Harry Potter franchise. Margolyes stage career includes such credits as the Los Angeles production of Romeo & Juliet; She Stoops to Conquer, and Orpheus Descending (all for Sir Peter Hall); The Killing of Sister George; The Threepenny Opera (Tony Richardson); Yenta the Matchmaker in Fiddler on the Roof; and The Vagina Monologues. She originated the role of Madame Morrible in Wicked in London and subsequently reprised it for the musicals Broadway debut. Notable television credits include Freud; The Life and Loves of a She-Devil; Blackadder I, II and III; Oliver Twist; Vanity Fair ; and Supply and Demand. She played Franny in the CBS sitcom Frannies Turn, and starred in the Miss Marple episode Murder at the Vicarage. She has played Queen Victoria twice and toured America in the footsteps of Charles Dickens in a memorable TV documentary, Dickens in America. In 2002, Margolyes was awarded an Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II for her services to drama. Performances of Dickens Women are 8 p.m. December 8, and a 3 p.m. matine December 9, with a post-performance Talkback with Margolyes. Tickets are $42 for adults, $20 for children and under. Herb Strauss Theaters season continues with Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings, playing December 17 to 31. For tickets call 395-0900. Dickens Women is supported by Herb Strauss Theater Season Sponsor The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company and Show Sponsor LAT Foundation. BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater is located at 2200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Groups of 10 or more are eligible for discount rates; prices range from $25 to $36 per ticket. Groups of 50 or more receive a greater discount. Call Jason Boeckman at 472-9700, ext. 308 for group discount rates. Miriam Margolyes in Dickens Women photo by Chuck Colbert


31 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 2012 BIG ARTS Dance Season To Feature Hammerstep, Koresh CompaniesBIG ARTS presents several dance performances this season, including Irish Step and Hip Hop dance group Hammerstep (January 19) and Koresh Dance Companys Twenty Years (February 9). Created and directed by two-time World Champion Irish step dancer Garrett Coleman and former lead of Riverdance Jason Oremus, Hammerstep made its official U.S. preview in May 2011 with two performances at the Lincoln Center Atrium alongside Grammy Award nominee Dave Eggar. More recently, the company performed at the prestigious Palace Theatre on Londons West End. Oremus and Coleman, with their group of tap and hip-hop dancers, are attempting to break the preconceptions of Irish dance by fusing it with other dance forms, popular culture and comedy. This groundbreaking show integrates traditional Irish step, tap and hip hop dance forms and presents them through cutting edge choreography, lights and sound in a way that reinvents the typical dance show experience. Hammerstep helped organize an Irish dance flash mob with the cast of Riverdance for St. Patricks Day 2011 in Sydney, Australia, where 150 dancers staged an outbreak of Irish dance. The event went viral over the Internet, and gained more than two million hits on YouTube within a year. General seating is $42, loge seats are $47 and student admission is $15. Tapestry Dance Companys performance is at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 19 at BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall. Hammerstep performance Benefactor Sponsor The Ferguson Foundation and Supporter Traders Caf. BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall is located at 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel. Visit www.BIGARTS.org for more event information, including ticket prices and links to artists websites. To purchase tickets, stop by BIG ARTS or call the Marks Box Office at 395-0900. Hammerstep Dance Company performing Garrett Coleman and Jason Oremus of Hammerstep To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 1551 Periwinkle Way I 472-7242 Lunch 113 I Happy Hour 36 I Dinner 59:30Dinner reservations suggested DINING SHOPPING COCKTAILS AWARD-WINNING BISTRO CUISINE JEWELRY, CLOTHING, BOOKS & GIFTS FINE WINES, BEERS & HAPPY HOUR MENU Live! Danny Morgan & Friends! TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS 8PM UNTIL... 1551 Periwinkle Way 472-7242 Lunch 11-3 Happy Hour 3-6 Dinner 5-9 Chris Workman Every Wed. 7-10pm Danny Morgan & Friends Tues. & Thurs. 7-10pm Live Music HAPPY HOUR HAPPY HOUR IN THE RAW! IN THE RAW!(The Raw Bar, that is!)703 Tarpon Bay Rd (239)472-HIKE Full Liquor Open 4 PM Mon-Fri 11:30 Sat & Sun Raw Bar open Fri & Sat 4 PM* Winner Best Place to Watch the Games 2010, 2011, 2012! Friday is Lobster Night!! Friday is Lobster Night!! Raw Bar Now Open Raw Bar Now Open Fri & Sat Only Happy Hour 4-6 Fri & Sat Only Happy Hour 4-6 Oysters, Clams, Shrimp, Stone Crab Claws and Special Drink Prices Oysters, Clams, Shrimp, Stone Crab Claws and Special Drink Prices


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 201232 Church Sends Christmas Boxes For Family Members Serving OverseasIll Be Home for Christmas, White Christmas and any number of other holiday songs remind listeners of the joys of being home for Christmas. Yet those serving in the military are often far from home, serving in remote parts of the world. This year, members of the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ sent a bit of home to the members of the military connected with their congregation. Under the leadership of Office Manager Sandy Simmons, members of the church collected a variety of items for each of the six recipients who are serving in the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy, in places ranging from Afghanistan, the Persian Gulf, and Guam. Items packaged up by the church included healthy snacks, toiletries, books, magazines, puzzle books, pens, pencils, small flashlights, hand towels, washcloths, candy, and Christmas stockings. The boxes were all shipped in mid-November to insure their being received by Christmas. Some of the recipients have already gotten their Christmas packages. One letter of thanks came from Captain Brian Winter, Afghanistan. In part the note read, The box the church sent arrived. I am very appreciative of all the support from everyone. The members of the military involved in the project may not be home for Christmas, but a little bit of home has reached each of them with notes of gratitude from the congregation for their willingness to serve our nation. A sample of some of the items shipped overseas 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 Refuge Nature Stores 12/12/12 Holly-Day Offers Special DealsSkip the mall crowds and big box stores. Shop for unique, truly Sanibel items during the Ding Darling Refuge Nature Stores Holly-Day event on Wednesday, December 12 (a.k.a. 12/12/12) from noon to 4 p.m. In honor of the 12/12/12 date, the store will put its new 2012 Photography Contest note cards up for a 12 percent discount that day only. Also, the store will showcase a sales table of items that are specially discounted up to 50 percent exclusively for Holly-Day. The Nature Store will be selling its new line of privately labeled Naples soap bars and other of its new 30 items to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS), which operates the store for the benefit of the refuge. Holiday music and free spiced hot cider will set a festive mood for Holly-Day. Plan on guest appearances from the Holiday Blue Goose for picture-taking. Free gift-wrapping with recycled holiday paper is available. In addition to the Holly-Day special offerings, shoppers will find a complete line of birding and nature books, toys, clothing, fine binoculars, and other unique gifts. The 2012 Luc Century limited-edition etched-glass ornament will be available, this year showcasing a mother manatee and calf. Century is known for his work on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, DC, and his annual refuge ornaments are collectors items. The Refuge Nature Store is located within the free Ding Darling Education Center. Plan on visiting the new Marvelous Manatee and other free exhibits while there. All proceeds from Refuge Nature Store sales go directly to programs benefiting wildlife and conservation education at the refuge. New at the Refuge Nature Store: Blank note cards featuring winning photos from the 2012 Nature Photography Contests Yummy scents and all-natural ingredients make the stores new soaps the perfect stocking stuffer


33 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 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. Music Friday-Saturday: Live Wire 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. Sanibel Public Library Staff Members Ring Bells For The Salvation Army Sanibel Public Library staffers Cathy Cangelosi-Cameron, Betsy Eidem and Wendy Lambrix with Alexis Cameron, making a donation to the Salvation Army kettle Local Crafters And Entertainment During LuminaryThe Community House is featuring local artisans selling their wares beginning at 5 p.m. December 7, Luminary Night. Featured items will include shell crafts, carved wood birds, porcelain, pottery, hand bags and scarves, jewelry, origami ornaments, items from recycled materials, and greeting cards. Students from the Childrens Education Center of the Islands will sing on the front steps at 5:30 p.m. Photos with the Gingerbread Man and Snowman will be available for a minimal fee. Hot dogs, chips, popcorn and drinks will be on sale at a nominal price and proceeds will go to support military troops. For more information visit online at www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net or call 4722155. The Community House is decked out for Luminary Night Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 201234 Peter Grimes From La Scala Added To Opera & Ballet In Cinema SeasonBIG ARTS continues its 2012-13 Opera & Ballet In Cinema season continues on December 14 with the operas Peter Grimes, Norma (January 10), Carmen (February 27), and ballets Don Quixote (March 27) and The Rite of Spring (April 11). All screenings begin at 7 p.m. at BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel. General admission seats are $20. BIG ARTS brings live and pre-recorded performances directly from the worlds most distinguished theaters and opera houses via Emerging Cinemas, the largest alldigital theater network in the U.S. Benjamin Brittens Peter Grimes premiered in London in 1945. It is set in a drab fishing village on the east coast of England around 1830, and is described by Britten as the struggle of the individual against the masses. Peter Grimes is about a fisherman accused by his neighbors of committing unspeakable crimes, and how their actions ripple further and further. Brittens incredible score includes the Four Sea Interludes, instrumental music between scenes that perfectly express the mystery and pain at the heart of this opera. This production, captured live at La Scala in May 2012, stars John Graham-Hall, Susan Gritton, Christopher Purves and Felicity Palmer. Norma is considered Vincenzo Bellinis magnum opus, and the apex of the bel canto operatic style. The opera is the story of a high priestess forced to choose between duty and desire, due to her treasonous love for a Roman soldier. This production stars Chiara Taigi, Gregory Kunde, Irina Lungu and Giacomo Prestia. Flowing, lyrical melodies including the infamously difficult soprano aria Casta Diva heighten this sweeping drama. Carmen is an opera in four acts by Bizet, set in Seville, Spain in the early 1800s. It tells the story of the downfall of Don Jos, a nave soldier seduced by the charms of Carmen, a young gypsy maiden. When Carmen abandons Jos for the toreador Escamillo, Jos seeks fatal revenge against Carmen for her treachery. Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre, the toreadors song from Act 2, is one of the best-known arias in the history of opera. Based on the epic masterpiece by Cervantes, Don Quixote is a ballet which follows the aged dons quest for the love of his dream woman, Dulcinea, whom he believes he has found in the earthly form of peasant girl Kitri. His plans clash, however, with Kitris fathers insistence that she marry a rich nobleman instead of her penniless lover, the barber Basilio. This stunning production from Moscows Bolshoi Ballet stars Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev. From Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, The Rite of Spring is a ballet with music by Igor Stravinsky and choreography by Vaslay Nijinsky. With music by Igor Stravinsky, The Rite of Spring had its premiere in Paris in 1913, and has been entirely rechoreographed for the Bolshoi by Wayne McGregor for the 100th anniversary of the works creation. Bolshoi Ballet artistic director Sergei Filin said, What makes this program unique is that it will feature four different versions of The Rite of Spring to music by Stravinsky. The Finnish National Ballet, the Bjart Ballet Lausanne, the Pina Bausch Dance Theatre, and the Bolshoi will each perform their version of The Rite of Spring. In addition, the companies will present some pieces from their current repertoire. The Rite of Spring was popularized through Walt Disneys Fantasia in 1940, wherein it is the fourth piece in the films program, depicting the evolution of life on earth. Emerging Pictures Series Sponsors FineMark National Bank & Trust and The Sanctuary Golf Club. 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35 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 2012 Master Gardeners To MeetAttention Sanibel-Captiva gardeners. 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. Holiday Help At Bank Of The IslandsBank of the Islands is asking their customers and island neighbors to contribute unwrapped Christmas gifts for needy children in our community. All islanders are invited to choose an ornament from the Angel Tree in their bank lobby. Each ornament will indicate the age of a boy or girl hoping to receive a gift this holiday season. Were so happy to be partnering again with Friends Who Care on this special holiday gift drive, said Bank of the Islands vice president/office manager Rob Lisenbee. They have been quietly helping neighbors in need for 30 years. Bank of the Islands Rob Lisenbee and Pam Edwards with the 2012 Angel Tree 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... 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... 362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-6566www.beachfoodies.comAre YOU a Beach Foodie? A market for people who love good food!!!A market for people who love good food!!!Are YOU a Beach Foodie? Are YOU a Beach Foodie? A market for people who love good food!!!Open Daily 8am 9pmCroissants Baguettes Souf e Pastry Artisan Breads & Sandwiches NYC Bakery Pizza 362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-6566 www.pinocchiosicecream.com Ask Us About Our Franchise OpportunitiesIce Creams Gelato Sorbets Sherbets Frozen Yogurt Shakes Malts Smoothies Frozen Coffee Drinks CoffeeDrinks Ic e Cr ea ms G othies-FrozenC C Home of the World Famous Sanibel Krunch & Dirty Sand Dollar Home of the World Famous Sanibel Krunch & Dirty Sand Dollar A Sanibel Tradition for 32 Years! DONT FORGET DONT FORGET PINOCCHIOS HOLIDAY PINOCCHIOS HOLIDAY GIFT CERTIFICATES MAKE GIFT CERTIFICATES MAKE GREAT STOCKING STUFFERS! GREAT STOCKING STUFFERS!Breakfast Lunch Light DinnersOriginal Italian Ice Cream CELEBRATE CELEBRATE LUMINARY WITH LUMINARY WITH US ON THE EAST US ON THE EAST END DEC. 7 END DEC. 7 YOGURT: YOGURT: Pomegranate Pomegranate GELATO: GELATO: Mission Fig, Mission Fig, Egg Nog Egg Nog SORBET: SORBET: CranApple CranApple ICE CREAM: ICE CREAM: Peppermint Stick, Peppermint Stick, Rum Raisin, Rum Raisin, Pumpkin Pumpkin Gingersnap Gingersnap Gingerbread Gingerbread CUSTARD CUSTARD TASTE OUR FLAVORS TASTE OUR FLAVORS OF THE SEASON OF THE SEASON


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 201236 Tickets On Sale For Cirque VertigoTickets for Cirque Vertigo are now on sale. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at The Community House will be held on Saturday, January 26 at 6:30 p.m. The show will feature 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 cirque tradition! The Cirque Vertigo troupe brings together two legendary circus families; the Wallendas and the Arestovs, who are well known around the world. Acrobatics, balancing acts and flying aerials will all be a part of the show, designed specifically for The Community House audience. The evening begins with a sampling of gourmet food and drinks. There will be a martini bar set up for the evening. Atmosphericals, performers who circulate through the crowd, will set the mood with their tricks and daring feats. Then the main event will transform the auditorium into The Greatest Show on Sanibel. The event sponsor is Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, continuing with financial support for the annual fundraiser. Thanks goes out to the following businesses who are providing the food and the martini bar: Cips Place, Sweet Melissas Caf, The Sanctuary Golf Club, and Keylime Bistro. Tickets are $100, reserved seating, and space is limited. Call 472-2155 or stop by The Community House. The Cirque Vertigo troupe is coming to entertain islanders Shadows And Reflections Exhibit At BIG ARTS BIG ARTS is presenting Sanibel Captiva Art Leagues Shadows and Reflections juried visual arts exhibit December 6 through January 12 in the Phillips Gallery. Original works will be displayed in a variety of media with reflections and shadows. Judge for this exhibit is Dana Roes, professor of art at Edison State College, Fort Myers. 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 joined Edison State in 2009 after teaching at Savannah College of Art and Design and Carnegie-Mellon. A gallery lecture will be led by Roes on Tuesday, December 4, at 2 p.m. A reception and awards ceremony will take place Friday, December 14, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Phillips Gallery. Phillips Gallery Patron Sponsor is 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, Sanibel; call 395-0900; e-mail info@BIGARTS. org; or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. Juror Dana Roes 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 Email your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com


37 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 2012 From page 1Holly Ball FestivitiesWe are grateful to the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company for being the Master Sponsor of this event, said Steve Greenstein, CROWs executive director. Their generosity will continue to help us make a difference in the lives of sick, injured and orphaned wildlife. The Holly Belles, under the direction of Merrill Taylor, have planned an enjoyable evening to benefit CROW. Belles include Harriet Pattison, Vonnie Dressel, Nicole McHale, Melinda Graham, Sally Hanser and Cindy Crocker. Golden Table Sponsors are The Burns Family Team, John and Donna Schubert, Dale and Libby Hanson, Mike Hall and Helene Farrell. The Belles have put together an exciting raffle basket that features gift certificates from many island businesses including restaurants, boutiques, landscaping, artist, collectibles and spa services. Live auction items include a sunset cruise on Captiva with cocktails and dinner, donated by Dan and Krys Stegmann; an afternoon to Useppa Island aboard a 52-foot Saber, donated by Cindy and Doug Crocker; a three-night Smoky Mountain getaway in a scenic lodge for 14 guests, donated by the Burns Family Team; a shopping spree to Congress Jewelers and a four-course dinner with wine pairings for four at Traders, donated by Melissa and Scot Congress and Traders. Our committee is excited about the auction items since they share the theme of having unique gatherings with friends to celebrate the New Year, said Merrill Taylor. The Holly Ball combines first-class Sanctuary hospitality, island neighbors and the incredible holiday generosity that these islands are famous for added CROW president John Schubert. We hope to see everyone enjoying the event and supporting CROW at the same time! From page 1Bird CountBeginning 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. From page 1Sanibel Stoopelusive brown-speckled junonia. Organizers arent slowing down for the 76th annual Sanibel Shell Fair & Show scheduled for March 7, 8 and 9. This three-day event is one of the largest and longest running festivals dedicated to shells. With a full and diverse calendar of events, the festival features educational displays, arts and crafts made from shells and competitions for enthusiasts and novice collectors alike. Thousands of people come from all over the world to attend our festival, Meek said. We plan to make it bigger and better than ever. We are going to sell T-shirts with the Guinness seal on the back. We are very proud of our world record title. The 2013 festival will be held at the Sanibel Community House from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. The theme will be Color Your World With Shells. For a video of the Sanibel Stoop Guinness World Record attempt, visit www.youtube.com/ watch?v=im1dwxYWI9k. Sanibel Dog Licenses Now On SaleSanibel Dog Licenses officially went on sale Monday, December 3 at the Sanibel Recreation Center, located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. The cost of a dog license is $10; proof of current rabies inoculation is required at the time of purchase. Due to the fact that veterinarians are now giving rabies inoculations with 1 to 3 year validity, please give the expiration date on the dog license application form and not the date the inoculation was given. Please remember, we all love our pets, but only service animals are allowed inside the Rec Center. Additionally, a $5 late fee is charged for any dog license obtained after January 31, 2013. For more information, call 472-0345 or visit www.mysanibel.com. Send your editorial copy to:press@islandsunnews.com Fine Dine or Cloud NineIl Cielo opens Sanibels season featuring all new eclectic fare, and if youre in the mood for a more casual dining experience, your table awaits you in our new Cloud Nine grille. For reservations call 239-472-5555. Open 5-10 pm daily at 1244 Periwinkle www.ilcielosanibel.com This isnt everyday food. Il Cielo is indeed a restaurant that reaches for the sky. Jean LeBoeuf, The News-Press, March 2012 Drew Sterwald, Florida Weekly Cuisine


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 201238 Councilman Not Impressed With Elections Excusesby Anne MitchellLee County Supervisor of Elections Sharon Harrington was in the hot seat Tuesday when the Sanibel City Council members quizzed her about what she was doing to make sure that voters would not have to wait in line for seven hours or more in the next election. Harrington gave council background on Floridas voting procedures, funding and the fact that supervisors are governed by state law on funding and types of amount of equipment used as well as time allowed for early voting. She said that she will attending a meeting of the Association of Supervisors in the next few days and hopes members will opt to lobby for some changes. She also said that Lee was not the only county with long lines and she planned to confer with other supervisors in search of solutions. We will definitely need more money, she added. As for reports that she gave back $1.8 million in state funding, Harrington said it was money she couldnt touch and that it had to be returned. Councilman Doug Congress said while he appreciated her meeting with city officials, he was not satisfied with her responses. I am discouraged. I dont see you coming and telling me that despite all these obstacles, heres what we are going to do not to fail, he said. There are a lot of legitimate excuses, but at the end of the day, we have got to get this right. Congress added, My recommendation is to come up with an optimistic plan come hell or high water, to succeed. That is why you were voted into office. Mayor Kevin Ruane noted that Sanibel went from three precincts to two, which had an impact on the wait times. Vice Mayor Mick Denham asked Harrington to provide Sanibel officials three top issues they can address when meeting with state legislators ahead of the upcoming session. Resident Gloria Hannen had the final word on the woes at the polls. I am impressed with the citizens of Sanibel and their determination to vote in the election, she said. Beaches Again Under Discussion During EAR Debateby Anne MitchellMore parsing of phrases and splitting of hairs went on Tuesday when the Sanibel City Council held the first reading and public hearing of the state-mandated Evaluation and Appraisal Report (EAR). Municipalities have to update their comprehensive plans every seven years. Over the many months that the planning commission, and then the council, have been working to update the plan, there have been debates over should versus shall, recommend rather than reaffirm, and, this week, measurably instead of significantly in terms of the citys position on protecting the natural beaches from degradation for the benefit of wildlife. Retired attorney and Committee of the Islands (COTI) board member Larry Schopp argued for a different phrase, to wit, Development, redevelopment and commercial activity shall not diminish the usefulness of the beach habitat for indigenous and migrating wildlife. He said weasel words or qualifiers, such as measurably, were mischievous and could be problematic in a courtroom if Sanibels plan was challenged. Council had asked Schopp at the last meeting to draft some wording, which he did in collaboration with the city attorney, but the wording presented on Tuesday came from the planning department, opting for any measurable degradation of the beaches over significant degradation not be tolerated. Schopp said either qualifier might allow for activities, such as hot dog stands and jet skis on the beach, if challenged in court. It sets the tone for what you are willing to accept. Then we might look like Andy Rosse Lane (on Captiva), he added. At a previous hearing, council opted not to commit to a beach carrying capacity study. Councilman Marty Harrity took offense that Schopp had so little confidence in our commitment to what Sanibel is, saying the council would never allow such a thing and that city ordinances precluded such activities. It also prompted Harrity to disclose what he declined to disclose when asked last month about his plans to seek reelection. I am running again, he said with conviction. Council members were mixed on their responses, but in the end they accepted measurably, on a 3-1 vote with Vice Mayor Mick Denham opposed and Councilman Jim Jennings absent for that part of the meeting. Another public hearing will be scheduled before the EAR-based amendment to The Sanibel Plan is transmitted to the state. SPD Adds Officerby Anne MitchellSanibel Police Chief Bill Tomlinson asked for and received the citys go-ahead to beef up his staff. The city council on Tuesday voted 4-0 (with councilman Jim Jennings absent) to move $76,191 from the reserve for contingencies to fund the changes. Tomlinson asked for $27,000 for an entry level police officer for nine months; a five percent salary increase for one sergeant position ($2,800); and $3,500 for a 5 percent increase for one additional lieutenant That will increase police staffing by one full-time lieutenant. Lt. Scott Ashby, a 31-year veteran of the SPD, is retiring at the end of December. In a memo, Tomlinson spoke of increased traffic and crime and the need for command level supervision during off hours and weekends. I want to make sure we have adequate coverage, he added. From page 6Captiva Community Panel Removal of exotic vegetation, including Brazilian pepper. Improving and enforcing county leash laws. Pedestrian safety. Developing a Captiva guidebook with simple explanations of current rules and regulations. Pursuing a lobbyist for Captiva to work on the local and state level on island issues. Pursuing a Coastal Communities Coalition, an NGO to lobby for the countys coastal communities. Are there other short-term goals you think the panel and community need to address? Include a brief explanation about what you think needs to be done. Long-term goals Rank these in the order you believe they should be pursued, with 1 being most important and 3 being least important: A long-range (20 year-plus) vision for Captiva. Funding for the panel and other organizations or operations (code enforcement, limited county services on island, etc.). Coordination with other island organizations. Are there other short-term goals you think the panel and community need to address? Include a brief explanation about what you think needs to be done: Comments on both shortand longterm goals can be shared at the panels next pubic meeting, set for Tuesday, December 11, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Cone Room at Chadwicks Square. For those who cannot attend, comments and priorities can be emailed to captivacommunitypanel@gmail.com or faxed to 3629771. Valiquette, Heidrick ReappointedChairman Michael Valiquette and member Chris Heidrick were reappointed to their seats on the Sanibel Planning Commision. Their terms were set to expire in January. The appointments are made by the city council. Local attorney Jason Maughan and island newcomer Sean Pierce also put their names up for consideration. Home For The Holidays Fundraiser Home for the Holidays is a meaningful phrase for many individuals who will celebrate Christmas at home with their loved ones. Another meaningful way to celebrate this season is by helping to ensure that others in your community have a home. Community Housing and Resources, Inc. (CHR) is conducting a Home for the Holidays fundraiser beginning next week. Starting on December 10 and running through Christmas Eve, several local businesses will be asking customers if they would like to make a donation to help support affordable housing for island workers. Similar to other national campaigns, individuals will have the opportunity to make a donation as they check out at the grocery store or pay their tab at a restaurant. Donors will have the choice of signing a CHR House which will be displayed at the participating business. Baileys General Store, The Coffee Bar at Baileys, The Sanibel Caf, The Great White Grill, Island Pizza, Island BBQ, Sweet Melissas Caf, Lazy Flamingo I and II, Cheeburger Cheeburger, Shiny Objects, Santiva General Store and The Restaurant at Sanibel Island Golf Club (formerly Beachview), Sanibel Captiva Community Bank and Bank of the Islands are the businesses that have signed on so far. We are grateful to the local businesses that have agreed to partner with us, said Richard McCurry. McCurry is a member of CHRs development committee and largely responsible for getting the Home for the Holidays fundraiser off the ground. People are more than willing to help out, said McCurry. It shows that many individuals believe its important to provide housing for island workers, he added. The Home for the Holidays fundraiser will provide vital operating funds to assist CHR with providing affordable housing on Sanibel. The development committee is also in the planning stages of a Mardi Gras Party fundraiser to be held February 9 at The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club. CHR is a private not-for profit organization primarily dedicated to providing affordable housing to families and individuals who work on or serve the community of Sanibel. The agency oversees 74 rental units in 10 complexes throughout Sanibel Island and administers a Limited Equity Home Ownership program with Coastal Islands Community Land Trust.


39 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 2012A Nerdy Situation At Theatre Conspiracyby Di SaggauThe Nerd by Larry Shue is now playing at Theatre Conspiracy. Its a funny play about the dilemma of a young architect who is suddenly visited by a man hes never met, who saved his life in Vietnam. Anyone who remembers the nerdy character played years ago by Jerry Lewis, will see similarities in Jordan Wilsons performance as Rick Steadman, a hopelessly dimwitted nerd who outstays his welcome with a passionate vengeance. Wilson appears to be made of rubber as he cavorts around the stage. His voice is high pitched, and his facial expressions are priceless. He totally concentrates on being an obnoxious nerd and he carries it off with great hilarity. Todd Fleck is Willum, the architect who has trouble making decisions. His two best friends are Tansy, played by Rachael Endrizzi, and Alex played by Christopher Brent. Tansy is Willums love interest. She is moving to Washington, and Willum is afraid to do anything about it. As the witty Alex, Brent is gifted with many of the plays best lines. Jim Yarnes is Warnock Waldgrave, a new nightmarish client of Willums. His wife Clelia is played by Helena Finnegan and their young daughter Medusa is played by Helen Krupp. To say the family is dysfunctional is an understatement. The combination of all the characters is what makes the play work. Each adds a unique personality to the goings-on. All of the action takes place in Willums very tasteful, very beige apartment. Its his birthday party but Willum isnt feeling much like celebrating because his girlfriend is leaving town and his new client is a demanding blockhead. At first, he is delighted when Rick pays him a visit. He feels indebted to him, that is until he discovers that Rick plans to stay forever. By the second act Willum, Axel and Tansy concoct an uproarious eviction plan that backfires. There is no shortage of laughs during this scene. The play also has a surprise ending which is always a treat. The Nerd is directed by Karen Goldberg and its well worth seeing. It plays through December 15 at Theatre Conspiracy, Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Boulevard, in Fort Myers. Stop by the box office or call 936-3239 for tickets. Todd Fleck and Jordan Wiilson in The Nerd ZAGAT ZAGAT.COM R ate d b y : Fish Tacos! BIG ARTS Community Band Presents Sounds Of The SeasonBIG ARTS Community Band Director Don Knowland invites residents and visitors to the holiday concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 11. BIG ARTS Community Band will to perform many marches and holiday 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. Tickets are $7 for adults, 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.


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 201240 BIG ARTS Film Societys Annual Meeting, Matinee Film AnnouncedBIG ARTS Film Society screens the final Not-For-Monday-Night Film with the 2011 drama, In Darkness. The film will include an introduction and discussion of the film led by longtime film buff Hyde Tucker. Filmgoers will also enjoy the enhanced viewing experience provided by a high-definition projection system and Blu-ray Disc player. Personal listening devices are available. General admission seating is $5. Rated R, In Darkness begins at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 12. A 2012 Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, In Darkness is based on a true story of Leopold Socha, a sewer worker and petty thief in the 1940s Nazi-occupied city of Lvov, Poland who was paid to hide Jews in the labyrinth of the towns underground sewers. What starts out as a straightforward and cynical business arrangement turns into something very unexpected, as the enterprise seeps deeper into Sochas conscience. A.O. Scott of The New York Times says the film is touching, warm and dramatically satisfying. Also, the BIG ARTS Film Societys annual meeting will be held on Monday, December 10 at 5:30 p.m. in BIG ARTS Phillips Gallery. All members of the community are invited to attend. The meeting will include an overview of the upcoming season, an introduction to members of the Executive Film Committee, and an open forum for suggestions for future films and Society events. If you are a film lover who believes in the power of movies to touch peoples lives, be sure to attend this meeting and bring your ideas. After the meeting The Names of Love will be shown in Schein Performance Hall at 7 p.m, as part of the regularly-scheduled Monday Night Film Series. For more information, call 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. Scene from In Darkness Mary Poppins Reduced Rate Tickets AvailableDiscounted tickets are on sale now for Mary Poppins: The Broadway Musical at the Barbara B. Mann on Wednesday, January 16 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the Sanibel Recreation Center at a special reduced rate of $69.50 for two tickets (two tickets for the price of one). Ticket sales end on December 14. Mary Poppins is bringing its own brand of Broadway magic to theaters across the country, which has Variety raving, This is the rare touring production that over-delivers on every level!!! Featuring an irresistible story and unforgettable songs from one of the most popular Disney films of all time, plus brandnew breathtaking dance numbers and spectacular stage-craft, Mary Poppins is everything you could ever want in a hit Broadway show! So get swept up in the fun of this high-flying musical the New York Post gives 4 out of 4 stars and calls a certifiable super hit! The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information, call 472-0345 or visit www.mysanibel.com. Writers Present Poetry And Prose At BIG ARTS The Sanibel-Captiva Island Writers will read original selections from their prose and poetic works 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 13 at BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel. Dawn Schumann, Vince Faraone, Hazel Barber, Jim Gustafson, Mary LaVelle, Lorraine Walker Williams, Alan Smith, Susan Stuart, Joe Pacheco, Ray Buck, Nancy Carlile, Jean Jensen, Jack Chappell, Joyce Rand, Martha Jeffers, Coles Barn, Marcia Rudin and Duke Barron are the writers and poets presenting their works. Members of the Sanibel-Captiva Island Writers have been meeting weekly since 1984 to share their work and help build a community of thriving writers. Selections have been chosen carefully for quality and listener friendliness by a special selection committee. Admission is $5. There will be an intermission during the event. For further information about workshops, events and membership at BIG ARTS, call 395-0900, e-mail info@ BIGARTS.org or log on to www. BIGARTS.org. Buy It Off The Wall Art Exhibit Opening At Founders GalleryBIG ARTS Buy It Off The Wall Visual Arts Exhibit will feature artworks in many different types of media, size 12-inches by 12-inches or smaller. Artwork will be sold directly off the walls in Founders Gallery, cash and carry. An artists reception will take place on Friday, December 14 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The exhibit runs December 6 through January 12. Founders Gallery Visual Arts Patron Season Sponsor Deborah and John La Gorce. For additional information, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel; call 395-0900; e-mail info@BIGARTS.org; or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. An original oil on canvas by Sherry Collier offered at the Buy It Off the Wall exhibit


41 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 2012A Tribute To Ed Sullivan Spreads Holiday Cheer To Audiences And Charities Alike At Davis Art CenterFour Star Entertainment, Inc. a long standing producer of entertainment across the country, is bringing its long running Las Vegas-style revue A Tribute To Ed Sullivan to the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers for one day only on Saturday, December 8. The star of the show, veteran Las Vegas performer George Trullinger, has been performing his uncanny impersonation of Ed Sullivan for over 15 years across the nation for hundreds of thousands of amazed guests. Sharing the stage with Trullinger for this special holiday edition of the show are impersonators of Marilyn Monroe, Buddy Holly, Judy Garland and Elvis Presley. The show just finished a sold out casino tour in the Northeast and is heading to Florida for only two 75-minute general admission performances at the Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center at 6 and 8 p.m. Lee County resident Bill Haggett, president of Four Star Entertainment, Inc., decided that this proven show would be a perfect must-see holiday attraction for the area. Mr. Haggett, whose daughter spent the first three months of her life at All Childrens Hospital in St. Petersburg while the family lived in Cape Coral, and whose girl friends son is currently in treatment for leukemia at Lee Memorial Health Park, felt that bringing this show to the area could be just the vehicle he was looking for to help support the ongoing efforts of the new Golisano Childrens Hospital Foundation. He then specifically chose the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center because of his belief in their mission statement and the efforts of this not for profit organization. Four Star Entertainment, Inc. has donated a number of tickets to both the Golisano Childrens Hospital Foundation and the American Cancer Society for them to use in fund raising. Also, people that buy tickets online will be given the opportunity to donate to the hospital fund and the company will match their contribution up to $5 per donation. After the hardship that my family went through, I wholeheartedly support what is being done here, said Haggett. Having a facility that can treat children close to home is paramount to the overall survival of all of the people going through these types of events. If I had the means, I would build this facility myself. This show is what I can do to most effectively help and I am excited to have found a way to be involved.Tickets are $24.95 in advance available at www.sbdac.com or at the box office 3331933 and $29.95 on the day of show. There is also a special senior group show at 2 p.m. with a highly discounted price of $15 per ticket or add $10 to include lunch at the Edison. For more information on the group show, email info@fourstarshow.biz. Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com 2012-2013 Season OPERA CLASSICAL LECTURES DANCE POP & JAZZ LIVE THEATER VISUAL ARTS BALLET DANCE FILM DECEMBER 7 16 BIG ARTS SCHEIN PERFORMANCE HALL M 10 Film Society Annual Meeting ...................................... 5:30 PM Film: The Names of Love .................................................. 7 PM TU 11 BIG ARTS Community Band Holiday Concert ............. 7 PM W 12 Film: In Darkness ......................................................... 1:30 PM TH 13 Winter Writers Read ................................................... 7:30 PM F 14 Visual Arts Reception & Awards Ceremony ............. 5:30 PM Opera in Cinema: Peter Grimes ....................................... 7 PM SA 15 Concert: Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida ...... 8 PM OPERA IN CINEMAPETER GRIMESSeries SponsorsFriday, December 14 7 PM $20 Tuesday, December 11 7 PM $7; Child 17 & Under FreeCOMMUNITY BANDHOLIDAY CONCERT All your holiday favorites


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 201242 Outdoor Palmgrass Bluegrass FestThe Acoustic Music Society of Southwest Florida brings a full day of bluegrass music to the Alliance for the Arts on Saturday, December 8 at the inaugural Palmgrass Bluegrass Fest. Seven bands will play on the outdoor amphitheater stage from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Lexington, Kentucky-based headliner NewTown takes the stage at 2:50 p.m. They are preceded by Bill Metts & Friends, Swinging Bridge, Ernie Evans & the Florida State Bluegrass Band, New River Boys & the Bugtussle Ramblers. Keith Bass & The Florida Bluegrass Express will close the festival with a set beginning at 4:40 p.m. Tickets are $15 if purchased online or at the Alliance before 5 p.m. on December 7. They are $20 at the gate. Children under 12 are free if accompanied by an adult. Lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged. No coolers will be allowed. Food and beverages will be available from The Nosh Truck and Captain Bobs Smoking to Go BBQ. Visit www. artinlee.org to purchase tickets or call 939-2787. Palmgrass Bluegrass Fest Performance Schedule 10 to 10:40 a.m. Bill Metts & Friends 10:50 to 11:40 a.m. Swinging Bridge 11:50 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. Ernie Evans & Florida State Bluegrass Band 12:50 to 1:40 p.m. New River Boys 1:50 to 2:40 p.m. Bugtussle Ramblers 2:50 to 4:30 p.m. NewTown 4:40 to 5:30 p.m. Keith Bass & Florida Bluegrass Express The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. 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 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. Island Seniors, Inc. annual Membership Meeting Friday, December 14 at 11:30 p.m. Guest speaker Cindi Ryerson, owner of the Mobile Millennium Caf, will speak on Brain Fitness. Her caf was such a success that now she and her staff are going mobile. They can bring the activities to your home owners associations. A short meeting highlighting 2012 events will follow lunch. Sign up is required. 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. Florida Repertory Theatre and Herb Strauss Theater January 5 The Little Foxes by Lillian Hellman. The center has reserved discounted seats for Saturday 2 p.m. matinees. Call the center for details. Discovering Florida Daytrips Thursday, January 17 Flamingo Gardens and lunch in Davie, Florida. Includes transportation, guided gardens tour, wildlife encounter show, narrated tram tour, and lunch at the Gardens. Flamingo Gardens is one of the oldest botanical gardens in the south and includes over 3,000 tropical and subtropical plants. This is one of the best examples of old Florida that is preserved for the public to enjoy. Fort Myers pick up at 8 a.m. Cost is $69 for members and $79 for non-members. January 22 to 24 Three-day tour to Key West. Trip includes transportation, admission and lunch at Theater of the Sea in Islamorada, two nights accommodations at LaConcha Hotel on Duval Street with breakfast, one dinner, guided tram tour with hop-on, hop-off privileges and two-day pass, tickets to either Hemmingway House or Truman Whitehouse, and Mallory Square sunset celebration. Fort Myers pick up at 7 a.m. Cost is $499 per person, doubleoccupancy for members and $549 per person double occupancy for non-members; $749 single for members and $799 single for non-members. Tuesday, January 29 Boca Raton Museum of Art plus Mizner Park. Includes transportation, admission to the Boca Raton Museum, shopping and lunch (on your own) at Mizner Park. Cost is $49 for members and $59 for non-members. Fort Myers pick up at 7:30 a.m. Backgammon and Mahjongg lessons schedule will be announced soon. 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43 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 2012A Romantic Duet At Florida Repby Di SaggauLanford Wilsons 1980 Pulitzer Prize-winning Talleys Folly, now showing at Florida Repertory Theatre, runs exactly 97 minutes without an intermission. We are reminded of this through the character of Matt Friedman, played with extraordinary charm by the talented Chris Clavelli. In the opening moments, he notifies the audience about the plays duration, the life expectancy of bees and a few other things that flit into his mind. For anyone arriving late to the theater, he repeats the monologue at lightning speed. Its a winning and playful way to set the mood and tone for this enchanting two-person play. The time is July 4, 1944 and the action takes place early evening in an old boathouse on the Talley ancestral home near Lebanon, Missouri. The set by Richard Crowell is something to behold. The boathouse has seen better days. Built in 1870 it is a victim of neglect, which ties into the central characters. Cattails and wild rushes poke through the rotting wooden walkways at the waters edge. The play is a romantic duet for the characters of Matt Friedman and Sally Talley, who is played by the delightful Rachel Burttram. Matt is a 42-year-old Jewish accountant from St. Louis, who met Sally briefly the summer before and has been trying to rekindle their relationship. Sally has not answered his letters, so he simply barges onto the family estate uninvited and waits for her to show up. Matt is a gregarious soul with a head full of memories and he also likes to do impersonations of the Talley family and others. This is a dream of a role for any actor and Clavelli is up to the challenge. He exhibits endless energy and never misses a beat. Sally is a 31-year-old nurses aid, a spinster who is a bit of a disgrace to the Talley family. Burttram exerts anxiety and insecurity into the role, but while Matt may seem like the stronger person, we soon learn that Sally has a strength of her own. Both have secrets that, once revealed, force them to confront their past and their future. The play is so well written and so well performed one has to feel privileged to watch. Its directed by Jackson Phippin, an internationally known stage director, making his Florida Rep debut. Talleys Folly plays through December 16 at Florida Repertory Theatre, located on Bay Street between Jackson and Hendry in the Historic Arcade Theatre, in the Fort Myers River District. Tickets are available online at floridarep.org or call 332-4488. Rachel Burttram (Sally Talley) and Chris Clavelli (Matt Friedman) in Talleys Folly 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 14th, 2012 for early dining 5-6 or late dining at 8:30-10 only. Reservations required. No holidays. Dine in only. 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 (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 10% upgrade on Gift Certi cates and more great Before Christmas Specials! Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 201244 Give Locally This Holiday Go Shopping At BIG ARTSBIG ARTS gift shop offers a variety of art created by local artists. There is much to choose from, including jewelry, vases, handbags, sculpture, paintings and many other gifts, available in every price range. For the person who has everything put a little music or drama in their holiday season. Gift cards are the perfect way to give the experience of live entertainment. Gift cards can be redeemed for tickets to any upcoming show at BIG ARTS or The Herb Strauss Theater. Details about the 2012-13 season can be found online at www.BIGARTS.org. To learn more about BIG ARTS events, membership and 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. Yellow-Crowned Night Heron with Crab etched crystal paperweight by Luc Century Silver grey pearl pendant necklace by Gay Cable Beaded wrap bracelet by Polly Matsumoto Limited Edition Ornaments The 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. 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 www.captivaholidayvillage.com Sanibel School Christmas ornament


45 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 2012 Shell Art On Display At LibraryBarb Walling has been an avid sheller for years. The shells just ended up in a box or a bowl and gathered dust back in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Wallings are now Sanibel residents all year long, so Barb can collect shells non-stop. You may see her on the beach picking up small shells with tweezers. She joined Shell Crafters a few years ago and began making flowers from shells. Her arrangements have won several prizes at the Sanibel Shell Fair & Show and many of her flowers are available at Shell Crafters at The Community House. Interested people can come to Shell Crafters on Mondays at 10 a.m. and learn techniques first hand from experts in making shell flowers or other shell creations. There is no charge and all you need is imagination and some ingenuity. The arrangements on display at the Sanibel Public Library, 770 Dunlop Road, are all made from shells or sea life collected here on Sanibel by Barb Walling. Top Ten Books On The Island1. Honorable Lies by Robert Macomber 2. Racketeer by John Grisham 3. Sanibel Flats by Randy Wayne White 4. Theres a Secret on Sanibel and Captiva by Karen Richards 5. Paris Wife by Paula McLain 6. At the Edge of Honor by Robert Macomber 7. Killing Lincoln by Bill OReilly 8. I Declare: 31 Promises to Speak Over Your Life by Joel Osteen 9. Sanibel Sunset Detective by Ron Base 10. Proof of Heaven by Eben Alexander M.D.Courtesy of Sanibel Island Bookshop. Barb Wallings shell art display at the Sanibel Public Library includes this arrangement of bittersweet, made of painted cup shells with red seeds and tiny snails in the center. The viney effect is done by curling the wires and placing it on driftwood. There are some curly fig branches and a few insects for interest, also made from shells Shell art wildflowers on display at the library include this arrangement of dandelions in a trowel. Dandelions are sea urchin spines glued on lucines. The puff balls are spines from deep water sea urchins glued on a bead. Buds are made with spines glued on a barnacle. Acrylic paint is the final touch Archaeology Program At Library With Dr. Rachel K. Wentz OfferedDr. Rachel K. Wentz, Regional Director of the Florida Public Archaeology Network, will speak at the Sanibel Public Library on Tuesday, December 11 at 2 p.m. in Meeting Room #4. In 1982, a backhoe operator working at what would become the new Windover Farms housing development in Titusville, Florida uncovered a human skull. The bones of several other individuals soon emerged from the peat bog. It would be determined that the human remains uncovered at Windover were between 7,000 and 8,000 years old, making them 3,200 years older than King Tutankhamen and 2,000 years older than the Great Pyramids of Egypt. This was just the beginning of an archaeological adventure that continues today. As a bioarchaeologist, she has spent many years studying the Windover skeletons. Windover is truly a unique site that continues to astonish. Dr. Wentz does a wonderful job of telling the two stories of Windover, said Dr. Glen H. Doran, principal archaeologist of the Windover site. One is the story of the people who lived in the area and are buried in the pond. The other story introduces you to the amazing people and circumstances which made the excavation possible. Dr. Wentz graduated from Florida State University with a PhD in Anthropology and specializes in the analysis of human remains with foci on ancient disease and population health. Her masters thesis was an analysis of fracture frequencies among the Windover skeletal population; a 7,000-year-old site in Titusville. Her doctoral dissertation was a bioarchaeological assessment of the same population. Dr. Wentz has also analyzed remains from Little Salt Spring and Calico Hill, both prehistoric sites in Florida. She has done skeletal work in St. Croix, England, and Ukraine and obtained experience in forensics at the C.A. Pound Human Identification Laboratory at the University of Florida, Gainesville. She has taught courses in physical anthropology, human osteology and forensic anthropology at Florida State University and serves on the Brevard County Historical Commission. Join us for this exciting Florida program and as we prepare for VIVA Florida 500, the 500th anniversary of the discovery of Florida (1513-2013). There is no charge to attend this program. For more information, call the library at 472-2483. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 DINNER SPECIALS5pm 10pmMONDAY BBQ RIBS TUESDAY SHRIMP FEST WEDNESDAY SUSHI FEATURING AUNG THURSDAY SNOW CRAB FRIDAY FISH FRY SATURDAY LOBSTER BOIL SUNDAY PASTA NIGHT 1523 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Island472-7770OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 11 AM to 10 PMwww.the shhouserestaurants.comFRESH LOCAL FISHWEEKEND FOOTBALL SUN NFL ALL GAMES PACKAGE DAILY HAPPY HOUR 3-6 PM Food & Drink Specials


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 201246 Mary Olivers Poetry Rekindles Rachel Carsons Sense Of Wonder by Andrew StansellThe work of Rachel Carson is the inspiration for the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education. Her contributions most relevant to the mission of the Center are public policies that are based on sound science and ethics, active participation of an ecologically literate citizenry, and appreciation of the natural world through the literary arts and environmental education. 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, and will occur on February 8. The Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner Mary Oliver has been chosen to do a poetry reading with commentary for the Lecture because her poetry urges readers to reconsider the role of nature in our everyday lives. Olivers poems rekindle what Rachel Carson calls the sense of wonder for the natural world. Rachel Carson was celebrated for her scientific revelations regarding the environment and the literary artistry that permeated her texts. Award-winning poet and Center board member Alison Hawthorne Deming will be introducing Mary Oliver. In honor of Oliver, Deming wrote Her poems have spread like seeds, dispersing on the wind, in the paws of animals, the beaks of birds. Her work and its broad following speaks to the power of poetry to make our lives resonate with the more-than-human world that embraces us. She is our talismanic poet of ponds and woods, bears and marsh hawks, body and spirit. Engagement with the natural world fosters reciprocity and care for the beauty and bounty of Earth. This concept is at the heart of the Centers mission of working toward realizing the dream of a sustainable and peaceful future for Earth through scholarship, education and action. The Centers Annual Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture is being held Friday, February 8 at 7:30 p.m. at Saint Michael and All Angels Church on Sanibel. The lecture will be free and open to the public, but seats will be reserved for contributors to the 9th annual Fundraising Celebration. The Celebration will be held the following evening from 5 to 8 p.m. at the island beachfront home of Peter and Mallory Haffenreffer. This is the major fundraising event for the Center and helps to further sustainability initiatives locally and globally. For more information on these events or to request an invitation, call Center Director Peter Blaze Corcoran at 590-7166, email cese@fgcu.edu or visit www.fgcu. edu/cese. Rachel Carson Mary Oliver photo by Rob Howard 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), Southwest Floridas only wildlife hospital, 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 will see numerous photos of current and past patients, with commentary by Claudia Burns, a veteran clinic volunteer. The next CROW Picture Show will be held on Friday, December 7 at 11 a.m. in the CROW Healing Winds Visitor Education Center, 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. Monday Night MovieThe Names Of Loveby Wendy HumphreyAnyone familiar with the divisiveness of the U.S. election last month wont be surprised that online dating site Match.com reported that more singles are rejecting potential matches on the basis of political leanings. But in The Names Of Love, the next Monday Night Movie at BIG ARTS, gorgeous and uninhibited wild child Baya Benmahmoud takes a different tack. When she finds a man with politics opposed to hers, she vows to seduce him to her cause. Her motto: Make Love, Not War. So when she meets scientist Arthur Martin who she deems right wing, she immediately plans to sleep with him to reform him. Baya and Arthur appear to be as different as their names indicate. Baya, who claims there is no-one else in France who has the same name as hers, is the daughter of a s hippie and an Algerian painter. Shes a free spirit who bares and shares her body with abandon. Arthur, has the same name as a brand of cooker and a multitude of other people in France. He is the son of tight lipped and rigid engineer and Jewish refugee, and is conservative in his behavior. Despite these differences, Arthur and Baya hit it off even though he has trouble getting used to a girlfriend so exuberantly absorbed in doing things for other people that she accidentally leaves the house naked. Both of this films unlikely lovers come with considerable baggage from their parents and from world events beyond their control, and although The Names of Love is essentially a high spirited, playfully sexy screwball comedy, it touches upon some real world issues: immigration, integration, child abuse and the holocaust. Director Michel Leclerc juggles this comedy and drama with adult-narrated flashbacks to childhood, an Annie Halltype cameo by socialist Lionel Jospin and consultation with Arthurs teenage self on what to do in current situations. Sara Forestier is exuberant, provocative and disarming as Baya and the film is energetic, high spirited and fun. The discussion after will examine whether the film is pure fun or something more. 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. Baby raccoon photos courtesy of CROW Baby screech owl Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


47 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 2012 Poets Corner 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 and 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.selected by Tanya HochschildSonnetby David BarberSweet spring with joy adorns the cherry trees And Aprils yellow harbingers unfold But summer songs soon stilled, then Autumn flees To winter thinness, shriveled, gray and cold. We learn grim seasons message as we age, And ever-restless time chills every heart, Each morning fresh springs lightly to the stage, Till crippled evening limps to take his part. For you the rising sun still decks the flowers And noontide still a gleaming march away, But time will steal your youths long golden hours And night may turn your gladness all to clay, And so, with me, believe in this dear friend Flowers cannot die, nor summer ever end. David Barber is a retired businessman from England and with his wife, Hazel, has been wintering on Sanibel for almost 20 years. He has had a lifelong interest in poetry. In Darknesssubmitted by Hyde TuckerIn Darkness is a film about a small group of Jewish people who seek to avoid the Holocaust in Lvov, Poland* by entering the sewers under the city. It is also about a Polish sewer worker and part time burglar who helps them. It is based on a true story. The film will be shown at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 12 in Schein Performance Hall at BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road. The sewer worker progressively changes his attitude toward the group of Jewish people. He starts by helping them for money. As David Denby says in the New Yorker, Slowly, he develops a sense of responsibility, increased by vanity. The group of Jewish people is diverse in a way similar to soldiers in a World War II Platoon film as AO Scott said in a review in The New York Times. The film is honest in that good or bad things done by people are clearly and directly shown. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for best foreign film. I think the directing by Agnieszka Holland and the acting by the hardworking Polish and German actors are excellent. The Polish actor who plays the sewer worker is outstanding. The screen-play by David Shamoon is clear and direct. The film is especially effective in drawing contrast between the people living in unspeakable conditions in the sewer and the apparently unconcerned people going about their lives above ground. It is a German, Polish, and Canadian film. There will be a brief introduction before the film and an open discussion following. All who stay will be encouraged to participate. The film is R rated for graphic violence and terror, language, nudity and sex. It runs for two hours and 23 minutes. It is in German, Yiddish, Polish, and Ukrainian with English subtitles. This is the last film of the Not for Monday Night series for 2012. These films are outstanding and they are selected though they may be controversial and have other aspects that do not fit the Monday Night model. For tickets, call 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org, or log on to www. BIGARTS.org. *Lvov, Poland, is now Lviv, Ukraine. Open Mon. Sat. 11-5 p.m. Library Adds New Large Type Books To Collectionsubmitted by Cathy Cangelosi, Sanibel Public LibraryThe Sanibel Public Library has expanded its Large Type Book Collection. More than 50 new titles have been added including bestselling fiction by Clive Cussler, Mary Kay Andrews, Alan Furst, Jodi Piccoult, Janet Evanovich and Amanda Quick along with nonfiction including Facebook & Twitter For Seniors, The Pacific by Hugh Ambrose and Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer. Stop by and check out our newest editions. Books can be checked out to Sanibel Public Library cardholders for a period of two weeks. Sanibel Public Library patrons check out the Large Type Book CollectionShare your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com


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FREETake Me Home NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands BUSINESS REAL ESTATE CLASSIFIEDS VOL. 20, NO. 24 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA DECEMBER 7, 2012 B BSECTION Travel Channel To Film Captiva Golf Cart ParadeA production crew from the Travel Channel will be on Captiva on Saturday, December 8 to film the islands annual Captiva Holiday Village Golf Cart Parade as part of a proposed show based on unique Christmas events across the United States. We have a research office that was looking for stories but not your typical Christmas festivals, Travel Channel creative producer Nicole Dunn said. We are looking to showcase the best of the best across America but wanted to get away from the typical stories like the Radio City Rockettes or the lighting of the Rockefeller Center tree in New York City. The show, which will also feature a festival in Jennings, Louisiana, a parade in New Mexico and Trappist monks in Missouri making fruitcakes for the holidays, has a tentative working title of Cross Country Christmas. The Captiva segment will focus on the 3rd annual Captiva Holiday Village Golf Cart Parade featuring the events history, organizers, judges, parade participants, including previous years winners, and participating resorts. This is such a great opportunity to bring our quirky island festivities to the world, said Golf Cart Parade chair Denice Beggs. This parade is such a unique and fun event for locals to be involved in. The competition has really increased, and many participants plan their decorations a year in advance. Wed love for as many people to come out to the event as possible, Dunn said. The segment will be filmed in the style of reality format as everyone is preparing for the event, decorating, watching and having fun. It will almost be like we werent there. Each year, Captiva locals try to outdo their neighbor by decorating their personal golf carts in lights, garland, hats and even plastic flamingos. Fun, festive and sometimes gaudy outfits go along with the tradition. The three-weekend-long Captiva Holiday Village launched its 2012 spectacular the Friday after Thanksgiving with fireworks, tree lightings, holiday readings, and musical performances. Each special-themed weekend is a fun-filled extravaganza of sight and sound set against the backdrop of the Gulf of Mexico and evening sunsets. In addition to the Golf Cart Parade, there will be the Lighted Boat Parade to Junkanoo and fire dancers, live music and even a Marching Mullet Parade.continued on page 18B Captiva Holiday Village Golf Cart Parade Santa To Appear On Fire Truck During Sanibel Luminary NightSanta is making his annual appearance on Sanibel during the 28th annual Luminary Festival this weekend. Visitors and residents are invited to this special event. Santas schedule is as follows on Friday, December 7: 6 to 6:15 p.m. at the Baileys Center 6:25 to 6:40 p.m. at Tahitian Gardens 6:50 to 7:05 p.m. at the East End Shops Everyone is invited to visit Santa as he travels up and down Periwinkle Way on his fire truck before returning to the North Pole. Trolley services will be provided across the island on Friday, December 7. For trolley stops and more information on the Luminary Festival, visit the Sanibel & Captiva Chamber of Commerce website at www.sanibelcaptiva.org/luminary. List of events on the Luminary Trail: 1. East end/Pinocchios/Lighthouse Caf Refreshments, foodcontinued on page 16B Santa and his elvesMovember Campaign Ends, Firefighters Shave Stashesby Jeff LysiakAs the calendar flipped to 2012s final month, several members of Sanibel Fire & Rescue District breathed a sigh of relief. Thats because simultaneous with the ending of November came the end of the Movember. According to Sanibel firefighter/ EMT Josh Koza, a dozen members of Fire & Rescue District participated in Movember the international campaign raising both money and awareness for mens health issues by growing mustaches during the entire month of November. I think that what we did helped raise a lot more awareness in the community, said Koza, who noted that during the month, the SFRD crew raised $610 in donations. Sometimes, it was something as simple as people asking to take a picture in front of the fire trucks which are decorated with mustaches, too. Theyll ask us why we have them on the trucks, so itll start a little conversation. In an effort called Movember, which began in Australia back in 2003, big steps have continued on page 23B Lt. John Murray wasted no time in shaving off his mustache last Friday morning


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 20122B The Lazy Flamingo Comes Of Age Dick Muench, left, and Larry Thompson, owners of The Lazy Flamingo on Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, congratulate each other on the restaurants 21st anniversary as they get ready to cut the birthday cake on November 28 Engineering Excellence AwardThe City of Fort Myers earned a Grand Award in the Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers (FICE) 2012 Engineering Excellence Awards competition for the newly constructed Downtown Detention Basin. Phase I of the Riverfront Development Project is the first step toward bringing the vision of the downtown plan to reality. With the completion of this phase, Fort Myers is poised to join other world-class waterfront cities, where citizens, visitors and friends can live, work and play on the banks of the Calooshahatchee River. This basin will improve the quality of stormwater runoff discharging from the urban area and improve the water quality in the Caloosahatchee River, which ultimately flows to the Gulf of Mexico. The design of the Basin will create a cleaner environment for people and wildlife in and around the river. Fort Myers detention basin TRUST As the largest independent Trust Company in Southwest Florida, we combine personal service with world class investment management to create a superior client experience. Founded in 2001, we maintain the highest standards of safety and soundness. Client portfolios are separately managed and individually tailored to your total return, cash ow, and legacy needs. Experience the benets of private wealth management.Wealth Management | Trust Administration | Estate PlanningYour nancial future should rest in the hands of a company with the integrity and experience to preserve and grow your assets. sancaptrustco.com


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4B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 2012 Hortoons Why I Support United Waysubmitted by Tom UhlerMany of us who came to our beautiful islands from other areas might have supported a United Way in that community, but are you aware of the strength and depth of the United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades counties? The backbone of the United Way, and the part most of us know, is the partnerships it has with social service organizations. Locally, the focus is on education, financial stability and health because these are the building blocks for a better quality of life. Contributions to the annual campaign support more than 140 programs run by our 70 partner agencies. But our United Way does much more than this. It provides strong leadership to all social service agencies, providing board improvement programs, planning, coaching and, when the opportunity arises, advocating for cooperation and partnering. It acts as a community planning agency, identifying areas of concern and finding innovative solutions such as the United Way 211 help line. By dialing 211, individuals who need help with food, utility and rent payments, health and many other issues are all directed to the most effective resources to meet their needs. The help line staff is currently offering solutions to over 5,000 callers each month. Here on Sanibel and Captiva, our own FISH is now a United Way House, providing one-stop shopping on site for island residents and employees to agencies as diverse as the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center, Amigos Center, and the Literacy Council of the Gulf Coast. FISH also hosts VITA, a United Way initiative which assists lower to middle income individuals and families with free income tax preparation to ensure that they receive all tax credits to which they are entitled. Area wide this service has returned over $2.2 million to local taxpayers and our economy since its inception. Another United Way funded program is a weekly class for Parkinsons Disease patients run by Hope Healthcare continued on page 5B Tom and Linda Uhler Sanibels Priority HUNTER DOUGLAS Dealer. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


5B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 2012 From page 4BUnited WayServices at the Sanibel Recreation Center. Participants engage in stretching, strength training and aerobic exercises which help with activities of daily living and improve balance and mobility. Monthly support groups follow the exercise classes once a month. This year, Im chairing the allocations process, which puts over 300 of our peers into the agencies, analyzing the services they deliver and insuring that our dollars provide the benefits theyre intended to deliver. And no other organization does so much with so little as your United Way; over 90 cents of every dollar donated goes where its needed. This accountability, the low overhead and the ability to make a big impact with just one gift are several of the reasons why Linda and I strongly support the United Way. Our islands do, too. Last year, Captiva and Sanibel residents contributed over $307,000 toward the overall $8 million campaign. As last years campaign chair, Im proud to say that we met that goal. The needs have not gone away and our community always steps up. This year, our Sanibel-Captiva Steering Committee has set a goal of $315,000. Whether you are a full time or part time resident, I invite you to join me and Give United!, Live United! and help us reach our goal. For more information or to donate, call the United Way office at 433-2000 or visit www.unitedwaylee.org. Rotary Happenings submitted by Shirley JewellThank you! Thank you! Thank you! The SanibelCaptiva Rotary has met our Rotary Trust Wheelchair Challenge. We have raised over $5,500 from private donors, T-shirt and holiday card sales at the Sanibel Center4Life, the Farmers Market and from our weekly club Happy Bucs collections from the last two months. Now, that $5,500 will be matched by the SanibelCaptiva Rotary Trust and sent to the Wheelchair Foundation for the purchase of a cargo container of wheelchairs going to an area of need somewhere around the world. Special thanks go to club Rotarians Bunny Ospa, Lee Almas and Dan Cohn for driving this fundraising effort. The aim of the Wheelchair Foundation is to deliver one million wheelchairs to people who cannot afford to buy one, and to further the awareness that a wheelchair is no longer an unaffordable relief option for delivery to developing countries around the world. Since its establishment on June 13, 2000, the Wheelchair Foundation has witnessed hundreds of thousands of examples of how mobility creates independence and new possibilities for recipients and their families. A mobile child is able to attend school. A mobile adult is able to get a job and provide for their family, or care for the children at home so the spouse can work. An elderly person can rejoin society or family activities after years of staying in a bed. The joy and hope that a simple mobility device can deliver is what gives people a new outlook on life and hope for the future. It is always amazing what a gift of a few dollars can make in the lives of others. Rotary encourages you to be mindful of that this holiday season; there are many great causes that are in need of financial support and are struggling in this current economy. Fundraising efforts continue throughout the year for Rotarians, but basically our annual Rotary Arts & Crafts Fair (this year on Saturday and Sunday, February 16 and 17) is how the club raises funding for our club projects. Projects that include local support for Kids Who Care, FISH, J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, CHR, SCCF, Blessings In A Backpack, Harlem Heights Foundation and a number of other great organizations close to us. We also support Wounded Warriors, NAMI, Special Equestrians, Barbaras Friends (Lee Memorial Hospital) headquartered on mainland Lee County; along with International Rotary projects such as disaster ShelterBoxes and Global Polo immunizations. This year, the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club also took on a major project to find funding to build $75,000 modern restroom facility at the Mary Austin School, Haute de St. Marc, Haiti that was done with the help of a $10,000 gift from a private donor in Captiva, a Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club Trust Fund Gift and matching funding from our Rotary District #6960 and National Rotary International. Our Rotary Clubs Arts & Crafts Fair is already at work organizing their efforts to make our 30th Rotary Arts & Crafts Fair just amazing. Tony Gropp and his committee have received hundreds of applications for entry into this years juried Arts & Crafts Fair. 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6B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 2012 The Flood Insurance Mythssubmitted by Ken and Kate Gooderham, ASBPA executive directorsEvery major coastal disaster brings with it a flood of new (or not so new) myths concerning the federal flood insurance system. Its a favorite target for coastal naysayers, who bring up these false claims as consistently as the tides. But just because someone says something over and over doesnt make it true, so we offer some factual responses to the usual charges: Theyre just going to build back what was there before. No, they wont. In order for coastal communities to be part of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), they have to agree to abide by certain rebuilding standards usually along the lines of higher, stronger and further back. Thats on top of evolving building codes that also reflect the knowledge gleaned from prior storm damage, that mandate stricter standards for a structures strength and survivability. Want to see proof? Look at post-storm photos when theres a mix of building types and ages. The older, at-grade buildings are usually gone, while the newer, stronger and higher structures are usually still standing. Thats also why the devastation looks the worst when the coast area thats hit hasnt faced a storms fury in a while older structures and older standards wash away, but theyre replaced with better buildings better able to survive. Flood insurance is a subsidy for rich people and their fancy beachfront second homes No on both counts. Its not an outright subsidy, since those being covered have to pay premiums and meet certain standards (at least on a community level). And it doesnt offer enough coverage to dramatically enticing to the spread of multi-milliondollar manses. The top NFIP coverage is for $250,000 for residential structures and $100,000 for residential contents (non-residential limits are $500,000 in each category). So NFIP doesnt really benefit someone whose home is worth$2.5 million (although 10 percent coverage is better than nothing) but it can make a big financial difference if your flood-possible home is valued at $250,000 (which is not very much home if youve priced waterfront or water-adjacent properties lately). Flood insurance rewards risk, rather than making the coast safer. Actually, quite the contrary: NFIP works to make coastal dwellings safer, recognizing that people want to live near the water whether you give them insurance or not. Look at all those structures Sandy laid waste to along the Jersey Shore. Many of them were built long before there was a federal flood insurance program, so their owners were drawn to the coast because they loved the living there not because Uncle Sam gave them a few bucks in coverage. Now that they have to be rebuilt (and, have no doubt, they will be rebuilt), these structures are going to have to meet higher building standards in order to qualify for NFIP coverage and that will make them stronger and safer, more likely to survive the next big storm. Government has to back flood insurance because private-sector insurers wont touch such a risk-laden market. Not exactly true. Government typically backs flood insurance coverage because: 1) Its the carrot (affordable rates) that enables government to apply the stick (better flood mitigation and building standards) to help reduce the overall risk of flood damage to properties. 2) If government is going to be on the hook for post-flood disaster recovery anyway, it makes much more sense to have a system that makes property owners pay into it in advance (via premiums) and have to meet certain standards to lessen risk (through the NFIP program). 3) If the federal government requires flood insurance for properties whose mortgages are guaranteed by federal agencies (a path to home ownership thats been pursued by Washington for decades), then it better have reasonable access to affordable flood policies to make this program work. Flood coverage is a very volatile and seasonal market, one thats not very attractive to a profit-driven, stability seeking private insurer. Thats doesnt mean its not essential coverage to have and thats where government has to step in. (And it doesnt mean that the current NFIP couldnt stand a little reform a process that was started earlier this year and one that needs to continue to make the program stronger and more selfsustaining.) Federal money should not be used to rebuild storm-damaged beaches that just rewards risky behavior. The federal government (among others) has a considerable investment in a healthy coastline. It protects citizens and infrastructure; it generates a lot of economic energy through tourism and commerce; it plays a vital ecological role for habitat, protection of unique species and an important link in a delicate estuarine system; and much more. Further, it is proven (and clear again, post-Sandy) that millions spent on beach restoration protects billions in property, infrastructure and livelihoods. The current NFIP program is not perfect, and changes enacted in the last Congress to correct some of its flaws are only a first step to making the system more sustainable and more effective. More needs to be done, and storms such as Sandy are an impetus to action if the powers-that-be are inclined to put aside politics and put people and pragmatism first. But protecting our shorelines is simply the smart thing to do. Retreat is never a realistic answer (as much as a small group would like to wish it were); leaving these properties exposed to the next natural disaster through inattention or inaction. Thats the real risky behavior. For information, go to www.asbpa.org, Facebook or www.twitter.com/asbpa. AVAILABLE COMMERCIAL SPACEMove In Ready RABBIT ROAD CENTERDouble Spot Single Spot Take All 3!!!! 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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 I-302Wonderful views of the Gulf of Mexico from this finely appointed condominium, recently re-done and tastefully furnished, this 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo features new kitchen with solid surface counter tops, raised panel cabinetry,crown molding and up lighting. Featuring diagonal tile flooring in the kitchen, living room/dining room, tiled hallway and baths, double sliding glass doors lead to the large breezy lanai. Offered for $489,000 Contact Brian Murty at 239/565-1272 J-107This Magnificent 2 bedroom 2 Bath Condo Is Ideally Located on the Ground Floor, Just Steps to the Gulf of Mexico and the Sundial Resorts Restaurant, Pool and Pool Bar. Sellers Have Been Very Diligent With Upkeep and Updating. Outstanding Rental History Only Adds to the Value of This Charming Condominium. Offered for $497,000. Contact Brian Murty at 239/565-1272SUNDIAL NEW LISTINGS WEST GULF DRIVE HOUSE LOT PACKAGEWHAT AN AWESOME LOCATION! On West Gulf Drive, this quiet and tropical home site is directly across from the beach access. This home/ lot package is a great opportunity to build your dream home on the very prestigious West Gulf Drive with a very short walk to the beach. Offered for $1,195,000. Contact Ken Colter 239/851-1357 or Bob Berning 239/699-9597. NEW LISTING2749 WULFERTSpectacular 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. Contact Toby Tolp 239/848-0433, Steve Harrell 239/565-1277 or Kasey Harrell239/850-7602.BEACH RD. VILLAThe name,Beach Road Villas says it all. Just a short walk or ride to the beach sands of the Gulf of Mexico. This East End complex consists of six town homes and their own private pool. The highlights of this home include recently remodeled kitchen and baths featuring stainless appliances, granite counter-tops, new cabinetry and more. Beautiful neutral tile throughout the living area including the lanai. Master suite upstairs includes a private bath, ample closets and a balcony overlooking the tranquil lake. Offered for $344,999. Contact Brian Murty 239/565-1272. TARPON RIVERFRONT ESTATES A NEIGHBORHOOD RIVERFRONT SUBDIVISIONRARE opportunity to create a legacy property in an Up & Coming Neighborhood. Recreate a part of Fort Myerss history by redeveloping this extremely rare property. The first early 1900s historic home consisting of a single level, plantation style residence with wrap around decking, screened in lanais & modish pool, stone hearth fireplace cypress floors, vaulted ceilings, double pane windows, renovated kitchen and a Royal Palm lined entrance. A second two-story residence offers the original restored heart pine floors, galley style kitchen, office, family room & a tini upper deck overlooking expansive grounds to the water. Offered for $4,900,000. Contact LeAne Suarez 239/872-1632THE DUNES This well appointed home features bamboo flooring throughout, 10 foot ceilings, crown molding, large master bedroom suite offering privacy with large closets, vanities, large jacuzzi soaking tub and more thoughtful touches. There is a large den and two guest bedrooms. Open up the French doors to the screened-in porch and go for a swim. The enclosed garage is large enough to store several automobiles with lots of storage. This home is beautiful and built to code. Offered for $849,000 Contact Connie Walters Ms Listr 239/841-4540 or Tracy Walters Mr. Listr 239/994-7975SUNSET CAPTIVASunset Captiva is a wonderful village in the heart of quaint downtown Captiva. Fantastic dining, live music on every corner, wonderful shopping, boating and water sports are all only a very short stroll yet privacy abounds in this unusually spacious 2 bed/2 bath bayfront condo in a 10 unit building. Ever changing bayfront views, deepwater direct access docks, oversized pool, 2 tennis courts, clubhouse, picnic areas and private beach access. It is easy to say this listing has it all but the Sunset Captiva Gulf to Bay Homeowners truly do. Stroll or golfcart (allowed in the Captiva Village) to a very fun, relaxing, tropical lifestyle. Offered for $869,000 Contact Loretta Geiger 239/980-2298.JONATHAN HARBOURSpectacular waterfront lot on Connie Mack Island in Jonathan Harbour with wide open views overlooking Connie Mack Bay, 243+ feet of water frontage. The Best of the Best. Perfect spot to build your dream home and enjoy magnificent sunsets and all that SW Florida has to offer. Very close to Sanibel Island, great restaurants and fun shopping. Jonathan Harbour is a gated community that offers tennis, a community pool and clubhouse. This lot is filled and ready for building. Offered for $895,000. Contact Ralph Galietti 239/826-5897 or Cathy Galietti 239/826-5807 SANIBEL HARBOUR YACHT CLUBA lifestyle for the boater! Location, convenience married with luxury makes this dry dockominium ownership hassle free. Sanibel Harbour Yacht Club is located across the bay from Sanibel Island. Like no other, amenities include: valet parking, limo service, sunrise-sunset unlimited boat launching, whole sale pricing, owners lounge, martini bar, gourmet deli, beach area with tiki hut, bbq, 24 hour security, boat wash down and engine flush. #102$50,000 Contact LeAne Suarez 239/872-1632#259$49,900 Contact Marianne Stewart 239/560-6420#159$37,000 Contact Tracy Walters 239/994-79752964 WULFERTThis is the opportunity you have been looking for! 7300 sq. ft. living area! Originally sold in 2006 for $4.7M, and, after extensive negotiations with the lender, now offered for $2,464,000. On The Sanctuarys signature # 4 fairway with expansive views of The Bay, this magnificent home features 5 bedrooms 5 baths, chefs kitchen, library, butlers pantry, 800 bottle walk-in wine cellar, family room with large bar/entertaining area, elevator, master retreat area plus fitness room. Real plaster moldings, marble & hard wood flooring, custom built-in bookcases. Expansive veranda with summer kitchen overlooks pool & spa. Offered for $2,464,000. Contact Toby Tolp 239/848-0433, Steve Harrell 239/565-1277 or Kasey Harrell 239/850-7602 7B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 2012


8B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 2012 Part II of IIHavanasubmitted by Tanya HochschildDriving into Havana or Habana, as it is spelled in Cuba was a multi-sensory experience. Havana is a museum for old cars and we enjoyed seeing and later riding in the 1950s fishtail, wide bodied, ice cream-colored vehicles. The traffic, the people and the noise was such a contrast to the quiet, rural areas we had traveled through. Coming into port was a container ship filled with Crowley containers. Crowleys headquarters are in Jacksonville, Florida. There is limited trade with Cuba, but both Cuba and the U.S. differ in the scope of this trade and the pace of change. China, meanwhile, is looking at Cuba and indeed doing more than just looking. We were offloaded from the bus into the musical arms of three troubadours greeting us with a loud rendition of Guantanamera. The well known song of a young country lass from the area of Guantanamo, and our group of laughing, singing women were serenaded towards the Plaza Armas, where we began our tour of Habana Vieja (Old Havana). The architecture is beautiful and the history is fascinating, but what we could not help seeing were decayed and decaying buildings, some showing the faded paint from the 1950s. Hurricane Sandy hit the Santiago state of Cuba and many cement trucks and construction equipment were directed to that area. Havana continues to wait. We were there on November 16, the anniversary of the birth of the city of Havana, founded in the year 1519. We were always aware of musicians, playing on the street and in the bars and restaurants. Cuban music has many influences, including Spanish flamenco and African rhythms. Fidel Castro silenced music for many years the Bueno Vista Social Club musicians were not heard outside of the country for decades. We spent one evening at the club enthralled by the music and dancing. We visited the Museum of Fine Arts and were led through the Cuban Arts section by an excellent guide. Raul Martinez, Rita Longa and Santiago Armadas paintings Admiring group El Quitrin seamstress workshop Nacional de Cuba Hotel Revolution Square AUTHORIZED DEALER FOR CAESARSTONE QUARTZ SURFACE Main Show Room 2330 Palm Ridge Rd, Sanibel, FL 33957 in the Hungry Heron Plaza(239) 395-2525 Fax (239) 395-2373Serving Sanibel and Captiva Island for 34 yearsFREE ESTIMATESPRIORITY DEALER CARPETING flooring...carpet ceramic tile wood marble vinylPLANTATION SHUTTERS 2 weeks delivery Custom Upholstery FREEKitchen Sink with any Cambria Countertop Order Over 50 S/F COUNTERTOPS ... Cambria Quartz, Granite, Corian & Staron, Glass & Tile Backsplashes, Shower & Tub Replacement Interior Interior Painting Painting SALE SALE Limited Time Only Limited Time Only (CARPET SALE)TAKE 10% OFF CARPET ONLY WITH MIN. PURCHASE OF 300 SQ. FT. EXCLUDES ALL PREVIOUS SALES. Island Style InteriorsLicense #S3-12258 License #S3-11918 ALL ON SALEFurniture Accessories Window Treatments... 239.994.7975 Tracy Walter s REALTOR R E A L LT O R www.sanibelcaptivaproperties.com ww www ww. w. s a n i b e l t i p r o p e r t i e s c o m 20+ Years in Sani b e l /Captiva Rea l Estate Sa l es 5 4 39 O s prey Co u r t Herons Landing Community H e r o n L d C y O ffered at $ 379,000 F or p ics and info Text Text T312667 to 85377 23 9 99 4 79 75 REALTOR R E A L T T O R SANIBEL S A L CAPTIVA C A VA properties.com p o m We s el l Island Li f es ty les a nd some o f the Best Ke p t Secret s th e Is la nd s have to o ff er!


9B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 2012were well represented, three famous Cuban contemporary artists. Visual arts is an integral part of Cubas cultural vitality. We also visited a print making workshop where old lithograph presses turn out graphic prints. Unlike many other Caribbean destinations, Cuba or at least Havana offers chamber music, ballet, theater, lectures and, of course, dancing at The Tropicana and other nightclubs in the evenings. Since we were there under the auspices of the Leagues program (so far, they have brought 250 women from the U.S. to Cuba) Sisters Across The Straits, every day we met women from different walks of Cuban life. We visited El Quitrin, a seamstresses workshop, where women are taught sewing. The clothes are sold to the public in showrooms in Cuban cities and the income generated is invested into womens co-ops. During the school vacations, they have projects there for children. We had a meeting with a professor of Womens Studies who has been a visiting professor at both Harvard and Brown Universities and she also teaches American undergraduates who study in Havana. She told us the majority of her students are women. Women represent two-thirds of the work force, 42 percent of the labor force, 57 percent of the doctors, 52 percent of the scientists, 53 percent of the lawyers and 43 percent of Parliament members. Cuban men still believe in the patriarchal society, so like everything else in Cuba, there is a shift taking place. As has been said, it is all about the range and the pace. It costs $4 to marry and $4 to divorce! She gave us far too much information to be contained in this article, as did the editor of La Mujer, a womens magazine, who publishes 20 books yearly, the topics of which include reproduction rights and gender issues. They train journalists all over Latin America. After these intense and serious subjects, we needed light relief and took a tour of the National Hotel, where we were staying. What fun to be shown the rooms where Lucky Luciano, Meyer Lansky and Vito Genovese stayed. Where Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner spent their honeymoon, where the mob and the movie people mixed, where presidents and poets congregated, Winston Churchill, Jean Paul Sartre, Wallis Simpson and the Duke of Windsor, Rita Hayworth... the list is endless. The hotel has a bunker and tunnels from the Missile Crisis days. It is a luxurious facility overlooking the Malecon, the road along the Havana coast, where every night people gather to sit and talk on the coastal wall. After a week filled with information, misinformation and our own thoughts that Cubans are hesitatingly dancing towards a limited capitalism, two steps forward, one step back, we boarded the charter flight a short 40 minutes to Miami, where the customs officials words were loud and clear: Welcome Home! Music and dancing at Bueno Vista Social Club 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 Lot Listings 837 Limpet Driveover 1/2 acre on intersecting canals in Shell Harbor, community beach access $899K 5307 Umbrella Pool Roadnear-beach cul-de-sac lot, short walk/bike to Bowmans beach $399K 1118 Sand Castle Roadsingle-family home lot in golf/tennis community w/ pool & beach access $299K 437 Lake Murex Circle large lake-front parcel w/ expansive water view & close to community beach path $249K 1847 Farm Trail lot in small community of olde-FL-style homes, amenities include pool & tennis $249K David Anderson Realtor, Manager, Sales Associate Elise Carnes Listing Coordinator, Notary Lisa Murty Realtor, Sales Associate 2242 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Square #3 472-HOME (4663) 888-603-0603 More real estate info at SanibelSusan.wordpress.com Updated beach-front 2-bedrm plus den income-producer, furnished $899K 2-bedrm gulf-front walk-out in easy onsite Sandalfoot rental program $699K Ground-floor charmer with nightly income at Sundial Resort $349.9K Gulf-view Loggerhead Cay 2 bedrm with established income stream $499K Near-beach 3-bedrm cottage, nicely updated & clean clean clean $399K Susan Andrews Realtor, Broker Owner


10B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 2012 Around The Islands With AnneNew Frozen Yogurt Store Earns Its Stripes; Baileys Limited Edition Christmas Ornament On Sale Nowby Anne MitchellFrozen yogurt lovers, rejoice! This creamy treat with a reputation for having healthy qualities is now available in six flavors with 52 different toppings at Zebra Frozen Yogurt in Baileys Shopping Center, Sanibel. Inspired by the Zebra longwing butterfly, the Florida state butterfly, the business has its genesis on Sanibel, where its first location opened about two weeks ago. Owners Jeremy Kane and Blanaid Colley got their training as yogologists at Honey Hill Farm, Russellville, Arkansas, which produces the yogurt. Some of the flavors are fat free no sugar added and the rest are low in fat and sugar. All contain live active cultures. Kane said after settling on the brand of frozen yogurt, he and Colley studied the nations favorite toppings to come up with their selection. The choices include the latest taste sensation, juice-filled Popping Bobas, or bubbles, that pop inside your mouth. I tried some and they reminded me visually of overly large caviar eggs, except that they are filled with intense fruit flavor. Theres also mini M&Ms, chopped Butterfinger and Kit Kat, cookie dough balls, fresh fruit, coconut, peanuts and tiny chocolate caramel turtles, to mention just a few. And now we know where this zebra gets its stripes. You can add fruit syrup stripes to any yogurt, adding just 10 calories per serving. Sprinkles come in all colors, including school color combinations for The Green Wave, The Sanibel School, The Florida Gators and The Florida State Seminoles. As for the yogurt flavors, they are Tahitian Vanilla, Strawberry Sensation, Strawberries & Cream, Dreamy Dark Chocolate, Chocolate Covered Pretzel and my favorite Sea Salt Caramel Pretzel. Prices start at $2.95 for small cones and tubs plus 50 cents per topping. Kane said hes delighted to hand out mini samples to all-comers. He can also whip up smoothies, sundaes, Hurricanes and Banana Splits using frozen yogurt. The newest addition to Zebra Frozen Yogurt went into service this week a hot fudge machine to take the chill off your yogurt. You can eat in or take out. For youngsters, theres an area with a distorting carnival mirror and a chalkboard where they can write messages. Adults can take advantage of the free wi-fi. Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week, phone 579-0860. This years Baileys General Store limited edition Christmas ornament is the iconic brown paper sack with handles, depicting the Sanibel Lighthouse. Like the other ornaments this is the fourth in the series its made of 24k gold over brass and comes in a royal blue presentation folder containing a certificate and description of the design. The tote has a special place in the Sanibel experience. Some visitors, were told, like the old-fashioned handled bags so much they take them home in their luggage. The brown paper tote is recyclable and has been put to use as a laundry bag, beach bag, trash container, book cover, artist canvas and and wrapping paper. The ornaments are produced by The Charleston Mint of Brevard, North Carolina, and are availalble at Baileys General Store, or by calling 472-1516. A new exhibit at Watson McRae Gallery, titled Peaceable Kingdom, will have its opening reception on Tuesday, December 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibit was inspired by a series of paintings titled The Peaceable Kingdom by Edward Hicks (1780-1849), which features different creatures predator and prey around a watering hole living in peace. I thought that an exhibition with different creatures gathered around the gallery would be a fabulous show, especially for the islands, where we try to live in harmony with nature, said gallery owner Maureen Watson. There are eight artists in this exhibit. Many (of the exhibitors) knew of these paintings and were excited to create specific work with this theme. At the gallery we will have creatures great and small in paint, paper, clay and glass, she added. The exhibit will continue through January 5. The Watson McRae Gallery is in The Village Shops at 2340 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, phone 472-3386.LIVE ON THE ISLANDSTraditions 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 features live entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Crab races take place Mondays and Thursdays. The Crows Nest is at 15951 Captiva Drive, phone 472-5161. 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 Friday, December 7, in conjunction with the Luminary Festival, Billy Metts, folk guitar and vocals, will play outside from 6 to 9 p.m. and Chris Workman, keyboard and vocals, will play inside from 9 p.m. to midnight. Karaoke is on Wednesdays; on Thursday, December 13, Anthony Wayne with entertain with guitar and vocals. The restaurant is at 2499 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, phone 395-1263. The Jacaranda has entertainment nightly from 7 to 11 p.m. On Friday and Saturday, various artists are featured. On Sunday, its Jamaica Dave & Co., reggae and dance; Monday, Renata, jazz, contemporary music and dance; Tuesday, 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 472-7242. The Mucky Duck on Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, features music by Mark Dupuy on Mondays; Rich Lancaster, Wednesdays; Gene Federico, Thursdays and Saturdays; and Buckeye Ken, Fridays. The Island Cow on Periwinkle Way has live entertainment on Friday with Dan Confrey; Saturday, Diana Lynn; and Sunday, Buckeye Ken. Phone 472-0606. RC Otters, 11506 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, has live music daily with dining inside and out, phone 395-1142. Keylime Bistro features live music days and nights seven days a week. New to the line-up is Ken Limeri playing jazz sax from 6 to 10 p.m. every Tuesday. The bistro iscontinued on page 13B The 2012 Baileys General Store limited edition Christmas ornament There are 52 toppings at Zebra Frozen Yogurt including Popping Bobas, pictured in the top four containers An area for children and families features a distorting mirror Jeremy Kane, owner of Zebra Frozen Yogurt, with a freshly swirled cone Please visit our Island Sun online advertisers each week at www.islandsunnews.com. You can click through to their Web sites for more information about real estate, shopping, restaurants and services. Just click on the logos surrounding the front page. Some of the exhibits for The Peaceable Kingdom show that opens at the Watson McRae Gallery December 11


11B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 2012 Visit Santa, Donate Pantry Food For FISHby Jeff LysiakThe staff at Lily & Co. Jewelry Gallery is inviting holiday shoppers to spend some time with jolly old St. Nicholas in the days leading up to Christmas. From noon to 2 p.m. daily on Friday, December 21 through Monday, December 24, Santa Claus will be on hand at the jewelry gallery and available to chat with children about their holiday wish lists as well as pose for photographs. And all that Santa asks for in return is a non-perishable food item to be donated to FISH (Friends In Service Here) of Sanibel. Kids can come in and talk with Santa about their wish lists, and parents can bring their cameras and take pictures, said Dan Schuyler, co-owner of Lily & Co. And there will be refreshments for everyone, whether theyve been naughty or nice. According to Schuyler, every year around the holidays, the FISH Food Pantry levels get dangerously low. Therefore, he and business co-owner Karen Bell decided to host a food drive for the island non-profit. This is the first time weve done this, said Schuyler. Its a great way to help fill the pantry shelves, kids get to come here and talk to Santa and everybody gets to have some fun. An event like this isnt just for kids, added Bell. I, as an adult, have sat on Santas lap. Its for all of us who are still kids at heart. During each day of the food drive, Lily & Co. will offer special savings on holiday gifts in a variety of price ranges. In addition, cash contributions for FISH will be accepted. Everyone should have a proper meal for the holidays, said Schuyler. Thats why we wanted to do our part. Lily & Co. Jewelry Gallery is located at 520 Tarpon Bay Road on Sanibel. For more information, call 472-2888 or visit www.lilyjewelers.com. The staff at Lily & Co. Jewelry Gallery all dressed up and ready for the holidays Optimists Island Dining RaffleIsland Temptations, a winner-takes-all raffle of gift certificates to many fine island restaurants, is being offered to the public by the Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club. There are more than a dozen participating restaurants at this time. Each restaurant is providing a gift certificate for two diners. The prizes will be good for a year and may be used by the winner or by the winners guests. The raffle will be held at Sanibel Grill (Timbers) on December 18 at 5 p.m. The winner does not have to be present. Tickets are a $10 donation each and are on sale at Baileys General Store, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, Sanibel Caf, early evenings from an Optimist Club member at the Sanibel Grill, and at sales tables in front of numerous island stores. For more information call Richard McCurry at 292-4631 or Randy Carson at 699-8739. The proceeds from the raffle will help fund the Optimist Clubs support of local youth needs, including child cancer care, City of Sanibel Recreation Center programs, and college scholarships. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Karen Aulino, Realtor | Pfeifer Realty GroupSanibel & Captiva Island Real Estate Sales 1630 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Island, Florida 33957O ce: 239.472.0004 | Cell: 239.851.5202 | Fax: 239.210.3359 Email: KarenAulino@comcast.net THE TUESDAY TOUR OF HOMES is a quick and easy way to preview several homes in a couple of hours without any pressure or hassle. It is a great way to get an overview of what homes and features are available within your price range. The tour starts at 1316 Eagle Run Dr. where youre invited to have co ee and pastries from 9am to 9:30. Your welcome to join a tour in progress anywhere in the schedule, times are exact so that you can schedule your day. 1316 Eagle Run Drive 9am to 9:30am 940 Victoria Way 10:15am to 10:30am 4996 Joewood Drive 11:15am to 11:30am 1550 Angel Drive 10:45am to 11am 1225 Junonia Street 9:45am to 10am Tour Stop #1 Tour Stop #2 Tour Stop #3 Tour Stop #5 Tour Stop #4Karens Tuesday Tour of HomesTuesday, December 11th 2012If you have any questions or would like your home to be on the tour, call Karen today.


12B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 2012Former Members Art Displayed At Gallerys BirthdayTower Gallery celebrated its 30th anniversary recently with a new display containing works by former members of the cooperative who assisted in the purchase of the property on August 5, 2004. They are Lois Ferguson, Charlie Frese, Deborah Kleinow, Francine Litofsky, Cathy Simmons and Lindy Wiggins. They joined with a number of present gallery members to buy the Tower Gallery and the building that now houses Il Tesoro Italian Restaurant from Jack and the late Starr Thomas. The buildings were part of the 1915 Cassidy House on West Gulf Drive built from Lee County pine. They were moved from the original site on a flatbed truck operated by Gus Llandl to 751 Tarpon Bay Road, a property that had been purchased on October 1, 1986 by Ikki and Polly Matsumoto and their friends, Jack and Starr Thomas. Meanwhile, the Tower Gallery artists had opened their gallery in 1982 at the Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers. They moved to Sanibel in 1992 and soon shared half of the main floor of the then-named Matsumoto Gallery. Shirley Vail, recently retired from the Tower, and raku artist JoAnne Bedient, a present member, were part of this group. The Tower Gallery Artists Cooperative took over the entire house in 1997 when the Matsumotos left, and the Twilight Restaurant found a home in the other small building. The Tower Gallery artists took control of their future when on August 5, 2004 about 18 of the artists formed Gallery Place LLC, and joined by former owners Jack and Starr Thomas, bought shares in Deborah Kleinow, former member and child portrait artist, lrft, with member Sheila Hoen Joanne Bedient, raku artist, Sheila Hoen, painter, and Christine Reichow, wildlife painter and new member Lois Ferguson, former member of the gallery, with her oil painting Iris Katie Gardenia reconnects with Francine Litofsky, former wildlife photographer at the Tower Gallery Katie Gardenia, whose dolls are a gallery feature, with friend Dave Wackerman Shelly Brown, wife of girotaku artist Charlie Brown, left, with new member and expressionist painter Sarah Kiser Rates as Low as $1,400/week. FREE BOAT DOCKAGE | ONSITE MANAGEMENT | BEACH FRONT Call Now for Winter Specials. Jack Thomas, former owner of Tower Gallery, Sheila Hoen, expressionist painter, and Charlie Frese, wood artist and former member


From page 10BAround The Islandsat 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. Barry Litofsky helped out with the food viprealty.com 3 Bedroom/4.5 Bath, river & golf course views Formal living, dining and family rooms Tastefully decorated and furniture included Heated pool & spa, deeded beach access $1,795,000 (2121346) Lynda Traverso 472-5187 x 226 One Of Sanibels Finest Offerings NEW LISTING Secure entry to island community Luxurious residence, 4BR/4.5BA Boat dock, direct access, 45 lap pool Fireplace, bamboo oors, elevator $1,439,000 (2121349) Glenn Carretta 472-5187 x 221 Quiet Island Community Near Sanibel NEW LISTING 3BR/2BA overlooking a pond Skylights and split oor plan Ideal for watching egrets & herons Community pool and tennis $499,555 (2121124) Charlie Sobczak 472-5187 x 255 Attention Bird Lovers! Beautiful 3 BR/2 BA lakefront pool home Completely renovated, upscale appointments European kitchen w/granite countertops Screened pool, split oor plan $734,500 (2120727 ) Mary Lou Bailey 239-472-5187 Ext. 246 Quiet Charm, Waterfront Setting! 2BR/2BA 1st oor recently remodeled Gulf front complex, East end Boat dockage across the street Clubhouse, pool, on-site management $479,000 (2120563)G.G. Robideau & Lori Pierot 472-5187 x 210/211 Sanibel Arms Condo 2/2 beautifully remodeled Updated kitchen & dining room Wind impact sliders Washer & dryer in condo $749,000 (2101142)Humphrey & Associates 472-5187 x 218/241 Sundial Direct Gulf 3BR/2BA + two car garage Turn-key, small row boat conveys 2 boat docks Solar heated pool $199,990 (2120432) Diane Stocks 472-5187 x 335 Cape Coral Canal Home Crown Colony Offering! Direct Gulf Front Sunset South 3B Condo 2BR/2BA remodeled & updated Gulf view, steps to the beach Tastefully furnished, 2 storages Car enclosed garage, pool, clubhouse $675,000 (2121027) Robert Cronin 472-5187 x 225 16186 Crown Arbor Way Small gol ng community Beautifully furnished, 4BR/3BA Pool lake & golf course views $649,000 (2120572) Anthony Gaeta 472-5187 x 231 2BR/2BA rst level condo Near Sanibel Lighthouse & pier Furnished, owner nancing available Pool, spa, tennis, BBQ grills & more $719,000 (2111167) Joel Goodman 472-5187 x 224 2BR/2BA plus loft condo, furnished Popular weekly rental complex Upgraded kitchen and baths Private corner location, near pool $675,000 (2121002) Jackie Natkze 472-5187 x 223 Direct Gulf Front 3BR/3BA, new kitchen, vaulted ceilings Large bay front pool & spa, bay front lanai 1.5 lots, seawalled frontage on San Carlos Bay Large dock in protected marina available separately $2,285,000 (2120247) Jim Hall 472-5187 x 215 150 Feet On The Bay PRICE REDUCED PRICE REDUCED DID YOU KNOW?ISLAND OWNED AND OPERATED VIP REALTY GROUP WAS FOUNDED ON SANIBEL ISLAND IN 1975 AND NOW HAS OVER 200 A GENTS WITH OFFICES IN SANIBEL, CAPTIVA, FT. MYERS, FT. MYERS BEACH AND NAPLES!Scan this QR code with your Smart Phone to search all properties available for sale!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 free PRICE REDUCED PRICE REDUCED PRICE REDUCED PRICE REDUCED 13B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 2012 Raffle For Bea Pappas OriginalThe Center 4 Life is holding a raffle drawing for an original painting by local artist Bea Pappas. Pappas has been painting for 47 years and teaching for 32 years. She continues to study with artists she respects and admires. She is an exhibiting artist at the North Shore Art Association in Gloucester, Massachusetts and a signature member of ISEA (International Society of Experimental Artists). Tickets are $5 each or six for $25 and are available at the front desk at the Center 4 Life on Library Way. The painting is on display at the center. The drawing will be held December 14 at the Island Seniors, Inc. annual meeting. For more information call 472-5743. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Duffy Cofer, husband of mixed media artist and member Lalita Cofer, works at the bar


14B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 2012 We Love Our Islands Program Reaches $50,000 Plateauby Jeff LysiakIn the 10 years since Bank of the Islands implemented the We Love Our Islands program, an impressive $50,000 has been distributed to 29 local non-profit groups, houses of worship and service organizations. Created by CEO Geoff Roepstorff in 2002 to engage islanders in supporting local charities, and to put a spotlight on their island causes, Bank of the Islands recently hosted a get-together of the non-profits who have been supported by the banks customers generosity over the past decade. We believe in giving back to the community we serve, Roepstorff said. We designed this program so that as many island residents and visitors as possible could participate in choosing the charities we support. Its a win-win for everybody. Bank customers and island neighbors are invited to pick up a We Love Our Islands decal at the banks Sanibel or Captiva office. Every Monday morning, the bank staff looks for a vehicle with a decal on it. They note the license plate and post it in the bank lobbies, at the Sanibel drive-thru window, and on the www.bankoftheislands.com website. The driver has one week to claim their tag number as the winner. If they do not claim it, the charitable donation grows weekly in $100 increments until a new chosen license plate holder contacts the bank. Once they do, the winner receives a program T-shirt and gets to choose which charity will receive the banks gift. On November 14, representatives from several non-profit groups and organizations including Steve Greenstein from the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW), Birgie Vertesch from the Ding Darling Wildlife Society, Erick Lindblad from the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF), Chief Danny Duncan from the Sanibel Fire & Rescue District and Barbara Von Harten from The Sanibel School took part in the morning thank-you gathering and commemorative photograph. The We Love Our Islands program is Geoffs brainchild and we love it, said Bank of the Islands president Robbie Roepstorff. Hitting the $50,000 mark means the world to us. In promoting each We Love Our Islands donation, the bank tries to highlight the good work that charity is doing for Sanibel and Captiva. The program is just one of the ways the bank shows it support for the community. Others include board and committee service, group volunteering activities and financial sponsorships. We want as many customers, neighbors and visitors involved as possible, said vice president and Sanibel office manager Rob Lisenbee. We look forward to the winners coming in so we can learn where the next donation is going. Please visit us on Sanibel or Captiva to get your decal. This is one of our favorite partnerships with the non-profit community, added Captiva office manager Willy Ocasio. Its a great way to lend financial support, while also reminding people about the good work these charities are doing. On the morning of November 14, several of the non-profit organizations supported through the Bank of the Islands We Love Our Islands program had their photograph taken on the front steps of the banks Sanibel branch. Here, photographer Nick Adams arranges the group into position. photo by Jeff Lysiak Lily & Co. To Host Ladies Night OutOn Friday, December 14, Lily & Co. Jewelry Gallery is bringing back its Ladies Night Out, with great appetizers, champagne, and a fondue chocolate fountain from 5 to 9 p.m. This event celebrates sisterhood and savings, said Dan Schuyler, co-owner of the gallery on Sanibel. It was a huge hit the first year we held Ladies Night, and we hope to continue that success this year. Schuyler will be serving champagne and catering to the ladies every need for the evening. Dan Confrey, a local professional musician, will provide entertainment with his multi-instrumental talent. Confrey sings and plays guitar, steel pans, tenor saxophone and keyboards. Ladies Night Out is the chance for women to get out and let their hair down, while enjoying special savings on exquisite jewelry and the other special treats, said Schuyler. The food will be spectacular, and we invite everyone to Ladies Night Out. During the event, Lily & Co. will offer special savings of 25 to 50 percent off select items throughout the store. In addition, there will be two special guests: Marcia Smith, creator of Villa Cora Gems, and Sue Lindel, who is representing James Breski as well as The Touch by Steven Edwards. Both guests will present full jewelry lines from each collection. As always, Lily & Co. will team up with a local charitable organization during Ladies Night Out. Guests are asked to bring an unwrapped gift to be donated to Friends Who Care, a program designed to educate children on what it means to be a young person with a disability, to accept their peers with disabilities as people, and to find ways to include everyone in school and after-school activities.


15B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 2012 At 6-Foot, 9-Inches, Just Acquired Alex Meyer Instantly Became The Twins Top Pitching Prospectby Ed FrankWhen the Minnesota Twins and their Minor League entourage assemble here in little more than two months for spring training, it will be hard for you to miss a flame-throwing 6-foot, 9-inch youngster named Alex Meyer, who is now the Twins top pitching prospect. Last week, the Twins traded centerfielder Denard Span to the Washington Nationals for Meyer, who was their first-round pick (22rd overall) in the 2011 Major League draft. The move surprised many as Span had hit a solid .284 with 230 RBIs over five Major League seasons with the Twins. It highlighted, however, the Twins desperate need for top-flight pitching after their last two dismal, last-place seasons. Span was a product of the Twins farm system, having been a first-round selection in 2002. In 2005, he batted .339 in 49 games here with the Fort Myers Miracle Class-A team. A native of Greensburg, Indiana, Meyer was highly impressive in his inaugural professional season. The 220-pound right-hander began the 2012 year at Low-A Hagerstown of the South Atlantic League, where he recorded a 3.10 ERA in 90 innings. He was promoted to High-A Potomac of the Carolina League, where he continued to excel until he reached the team-imposed innings limit. His first-season performance earned the lanky hurler a spot on the Team USA roster for the XM Futures Game. Perhaps now you will begin to understand why the Twins traded for the promising pitcher. Meyer is probably a year or two away from the Majors and could begin the 2013 season here with Fort Myers. However, since he already pitched well in High-A ball at Potomac, it is more likely that he will begin his career with the Twins organization at Double-A New Britain of the Eastern League. Prior to the acquisition of Meyer, right-hander Kyle Gibson was the Twins top pitching prospect and remains highly regarded. However, he missed most of the 2011 and 2012 seasons recovering from Tommy John surgery. Gibson did make a few late-season starts last year at the Triple-A level and was successful in this years Arizona Fall League. Until the recent two-year demise of the Major League Twins, pitching had been the key to their year-after-year successes. Meyer and Gibson could provide that sorely-need future success. Greg Normans Franklin Templeton Shootout Here This Weekend The 24th edition of Greg Normans Franklin Templeton Shootout will be held here this weekend at the Tiburon Golf Club in Naples. Featuring 24 of the top golfers in the world, the popular event is the 12th consecutive year that it has been staged in Southwest Florida. The 12 two-man teams will compete for the $3 million purse with the first-place team earning $750,000. Returning to defend their 2011 Shootout title are Keegan Bradley and Brendan Steele. Everblades Depart On Seven-Game Road Trip After splitting a pair of home games last weekend with Greenville, the Florida Everblades hockey team departed on a seven-game road trip this week that will take them to Reading, Wheeling, Cincinnati and Kalamazoo over the next two weeks. Florida will not return home to Germain Arena until December 16, when they face Toledo. Last weekends split with Greenville included a 5-4 shootout lost Friday and a 4-3 win Saturday. The defending Kelly Cup champions started the week with an 8-7-1-4 record and a fourth place standing in the ECHL South Division. Alex Meyer Run To Key West Raises Awareness For PanthersA team of 10 Florida Gulf Coast University honors students and faculty will run from Fort Myers to Key West and back December 15 to 21 in order to raise money and awareness of the challenges faced by the Florida panther. Trails For Tails will run through and around panther habitat for seven days during a 600-mile run. A kickoff party will take place at 5 p.m. on Friday, December 14 at Bar Louie at Gulf Coast Town Center. On Saturday, December 15, runners will take off from Alico Arena following FGCUs commencement ceremonies. With approximately 120 panthers left in South Florida, they are critically endangered. Loss of habitat combined with rapid development has led to scores of panther deaths due to vehicle collision. To support the cause, please contribute at www.indiegogo.com/T4Tails. Donations will go to The Conservation Fund, a 501(c)3 charity that supports conservation efforts around the country, and will be earmarked for projects protecting Florida wildlife and its habitat. For more information, contact Sean Kelly, director of the FGCU Honors Program, at 590-7440 or skelly@fgcu. edu. Cycling Safety Notes USE CAUTION WHEN CROSSING STREETS, AND DO SO AT LEGAL CROSSWALKS, IF POSSIBLE Always use caution when crossing any street (or driveway) that intersects with our Paths; use the crosswalk if available. And be courteous to drivers. If cars are waiting at a four-way or other intersection when you approach, stop and let them have their turn. Its the Sanibel way of treating each other with respect. SANIBEL BICYCLE CLUB 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.


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 201216B The Sanctuarys Hope Hospice Tennis Tournament Yields $10KThe 10th annual Hope Hospice Tennis Tournament produced over $10,000 at The Sanctuary Golf Club. A two-day event held earlier this month that had 60 players competing. This event is one of the signature charity events at The Sanctuary Golf Club and they have been the venue and title sponsor for 10 years. This years champions include: Womens Doubles Tracy DiBiase and Vicki Wise Mens Doubles Jim Monahan and Ken Monahan Mens Open Doubles Ed Bolter and Andy Rundle Womens Open Doubles Edita Hedrick and Kerry Kendrick Thank you to all the sponsors, stated Christie Bradley, Director of Tennis & Fitness at the Sanctuary Golf Club. In addition, thank you to all those competitors who participated in making the event so successful. This was a fantastic event and the weather could not have been better. The Sanctuary Golf Club was the title sponsor. The Grand Slam Sponsors are Bank of the Islands, Tween Waters Inn, Lily & Co. Jewelry, Phoenix File, Luc Century, and Excel Sportswear. The Raffle Sponsors consisted of The Sanctuary Golf Club, Lily & Co. Jewelry, Luc Century, Tween Waters Spa, Traders Store & Caf, Flex Appeal, MacIntosh Books & Paper, Tribeca Salon and Sanibel Deli & Coffee Factory. Christie does a fantastic job organizing and arranging the days for the Hope Hospice Tennis Tournament, said Ken Kouril, general manager and COO of The Sanctuary Golf Club. It seems to become more popular each year between island friends, neighbors and members. The Sanctuary Golf Club members are proud to sponsor Hope Hospice. If you would like to donate to Hope Hospice, visit www.hopehospice.org. For membership information about The Sanctuary Golf Club, contact Sheryl Tatum at statum@sanctuarygc.net or 322-5182. From page 1BSanta At Luminary2. Sanibel Island Book Shop Refreshments, holiday specials 3. Lime Tree Center/Sothebys Realty Champagne and chocolates 4. Jerrys Center Pictures with Santa, refreshments; Sanibel Community Church Live Nativity, music, refreshments, food 5. Tahitian Gardens Music, food, refreshments 6. Forever Green/Cips/Eileen Fisher Refreshments 7. Periwinkle Place Pictures with Santa: 6 to 7:30 p.m., Childrens Center School Choir: 5:45 p.m., Live music: 6 to 9 p.m., refreshments 7. Sanibel Congregational Church Refreshments and music 8. The Community House Open house, shell crafters, Lions Fish Fry 9. The Village Shops Music, food, refreshments 10. Promenade/Timbers Restaurant Refreshments 11. Olde Sanibel Shoppes The Sanibel School Choir, refreshments and Dog Photos with Santa 12. Baileys Center Refreshments and entertainment 13. Islander Center/Phoenix Law/MacIntosh Books Outdoor movie, refreshments, wine Sanibel 8-Ball Pool LeagueBall Busters Edge Magicians AgainFour wins came from Rich Ennis and Dave Doane racked up three wins as first place Bunts Ball Busters jumped off to a 7-1 lead over second place Bathroom Magic, then limped home to a 9-7 victory. This is the fourth time in two years that the Busters have flushed Magics bathroom by identical 9-7 scores. The Island Lifer team was mired in last place by 10 games on November 12. With their 9-7 victory over the fading Odd Ball guys, the Lifer team moved out of the cellar by one game, leaving Deep Pockets in their dust. Gary Murza and Tom Walters each had three wins for Island Lifers and Captain Connie Martin added to the Odd Ball woes with two wins over Matt Hall. I was distracted, Hall said later when he reviewed his performance with this reporter. The Lifer win followed up on last weeks 11-5 pasting of Fresh Legion Crew, when Joe Martin had his first 4-0 night of the season to lead his team. Captain Tom Schaner and Jack Cunningham had 4-0 nights for Deep Pockets and Tom Yorgey and Gator Gates matched them for the Fresh Legion Crew as the teams played to an 8-8 tie. 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Who was the last American male runner before Leonel Manzano (silver medal) in 2012 to medal in the Olympic 1500 meter race? 7. In how many of the past 16 Ryder Cups (1981-2012) has the team trailing after the first day of golf play gone on to with the event?1. Third with 186 victories, behind Cy Young and Roger Clemens (192 each). 2. Cleveland and Detroit (1960) and Washington and Philadelphia (1926) each played 15 innings. 3. LaDainian Tomlinson (2001-08, with San Diego). 4. Leonard Hamilton (Big East: 1995, ; ACC: 2009, ). 5. Fortyve times. 6. Jim Ryun won the silver medal in 1968. 7. Eight times. ANSWERSEmail your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com


17B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 2012Beachview Men Start The Month With Shamble And A Special GuestOn Saturday, December 1 the Beachview Men played a shamble, where you take the best drive in the foursome, then each person plays his own ball into the hole and the best two net scores are used. The result was a close one separated by one stroke. The winners were the fivesome of Tony Baldino, Jim Hopson, Dave Bugby, Jay Allen and Bill Stell with a score of 95. In second was the team of Fred Zimmer, Al Krause, Joel Goodman and Marty Gallagher with a score of 96. In third were Bjorn Olsson, Hunt Ethridge, Rene Lohser and Jack Tukey with a 97. There is always a lunch on the first Saturday of the month and members were honored to have a special guest, 91-year-old Truman Wilson. He was instrumental in the development and history of the Beachview golf course. He told the little known story of how Hugo Lindgren, who owned the property, got his friend and famous golfer Byron Nelson to come to Florida and evaluate the area for a golf course. Nelson said, What, in this swamp. But he was persuaded by Lindgren and Truman to come back the next day and take a second look and they decided it could be done. Truman actually laid out and helped construct the course. This was an entertaining history lesson for the golfers. On Tuesday, November 27, the men played a variable better ball and the winners were Wayne Turner, Jim Hopson, David Lewis and Dick Chocol with a score of 115. Mike Zembko, Rene Lohser, Roger Triftshauser, and Dick Waterhouse were second with a 125. Dan Keys, Jim Purviance, Ralph Barton and Bob Ritchlin also had a score on 125 but were awarded third place as a result of a scorecard playoff. Saturday winners Dave Bugby, Tony Baldino, Bill Stell and Jim Hopson Tuesay winners Dick Chocol, Dave Lewis and Jim Hopson Truman Wilson Larry Norris SAVINGS throughout THE STORE!HOME for theHLIDAYS S A L E w ww.NorrisHomeFurnishings.comFort MyersSanibel 1 412 5 S T a mi a mi Tr a i l M on S at. 9 : 30 6 E venin g s & Sunda y s b y appointme n t 690 98 4 4 1025 Periwinkle Wa y Mo n Sat 1 0 5 E venin g s & Sun d a y s by appointme n t 5 7 9 0 412 Naples 50 1 5 T a mi a mi Tr a il N M o n Sat 9 : 30 6 E venin g s & Sun d a y s by appointme n t 263 0580 SAVE 40% * * M M M M M M M a a a a a a a k k k k k k k k k k k k k e e e e e e e e e e e s s u u u u u r e e e e e e e e e e e y y y y y y y y o o o u u u u u u r r r r r r r r r r g g g g g g g g g g g g g u u u u e e e e e e e e e e s s s s s s s s s s s t t t t t t t s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s l l l e e e e e e p p p p w w w e e e l l l l SAVE 40%* o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o n n n n n n n n n n n S S S S S S S S S S S S S h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e r r r i l l l l s s s l l e e e e p p p p p p p p p e e e e e e e e e e r r r r r r r r r r r s s s s s s s s s s s s s s *off MSRP on n n n n n n on n n n n n n n n n n n n *off MSRP Brand New from Email your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 201218B Beachview Womens Golf ResultsThe Beachview Womens Golf Association recently held a two-week Ringer Tournament. Using the best score on each hole on either day, top honors for the 18 holers went to Sharon Ellen with a score of 83. Second place went to Cecilia Olsson and Jill Bugby finished third.The BWGA 9-holers saw Debbie Smith run away with a fivestroke victory. Joan Miller claimed second and Geri Harrand won a match of scorecards for third place. Cecilia Olsson Jill Bugby Debbie Smith Sharon Ellen Joan Miller Geri Harrand Dbt Dbt Pnn Dfrt Pnn Dfrt Pnt Pnt Cnnt Cnnt Rt Rt Cnf Cnf F Ett F Ett L Wb L Wb Mb, Mb Mb, Mb Cnft O Pt Cnft O Pt A Sn A Sn PAVERS PAVERS GIGI GIGI D Gbtn, I. D Gbtn, I. 239-541-7282 www.gigicompanies.com 239-541-7282 www.gigicompanies.com Or Visit Our Showroom Or Visit Our Showroom Lic.# S3-12238 Helping Build A Bridge To Financial Freedom Helping Build A Bridge To Financial Freedom Securities o ered through Securities America, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC Rick Zurbriggen, Registered Representative. Advisory services o ered through Securities America Advisors, Inc., Rick Zurbriggen, Investment Advisor Representative. Zurbriggen Financial and the Securities America companies are not a liated. Dunes Womens Golf ResultsThe Dunes Golf & Tennis Club announced the Dunes Womens Golf Association event results from November 2. Format: Best Ball Of The Foursome (With A Twist) 1st Grethe Christensen 98 Jana Stone Judy Wellons Lesley Simmons 2nd Margaret Dwyer 99 Joan Kent Anne Frymoyer Lil Gailius Chip-Ins Noel Barbee #1 Anne Frymoyer #13. Lil Gailius Anne Frymoyer Noel Barbee Lesley Simmons Margaret Dwyer Joan Kent Jana Stone Judy Wellons Grethe Christensen Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com From page 1BTravel Channel To Film Golf Cart ParadeCaptiva is a remarkable island village known as a magnet for creative people, said Paul McCarthy of Captiva Cruises. Its famous for its beautiful beaches, wildlife-filled waters, family-friendly atmosphere, and quirky, relaxed way of life. This island is a perfect place to unwind from holiday stress. All three weekends of events take place in Captivas village center, where its colorful restaurants and shops will be festively decorated. As a highlight of this annual event, local hoteliers and restaurants have again teamed up to offer six free two-night Captiva Holiday Village weekends. Online entries are now being accepted at www.captivaholidayvillage.com. Captiva Island resorts, inns, cottages and vacation homes are also offering lodging specials in conjunction with this years event. For a list of all events and hotel packages, visit www.CaptivaHolidayVillage.com.


19B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 2012 Heights Foundations Thanksgiving Outreach Helps Nearly 400 FamiliesThe Heights Foundation held the 13th annual Bountiful Blessings Thanksgiving Food outreach on November 18. Since 1999, the program has helped families in the Harlem Heights neighborhood make a traditional Thanksgiving meal to share with their families. This year, partner agencies, businesses, philanthropic organizations and more than 150 volunteers provided turkey dinners with all of the fixings to nearly 400 families. Families enjoyed crafts, activities and the opportunity to have family photographs taken. Attendees were also able to get a free health needs assessment to help plan a future free clinic. The Heights Foundation works to build strong, self-sufficient families in the Harlem Heights neighborhood. The success of our Thanksgiving outreach is due to the generous support of our neighbors who contribute their time and money to support our mission. said Julie Workman, director of programs and community relations for the Heights Foundation. For more information about the Heights Foundation and the Heights Center, call 482-7706 or visit www.heightsfoundation.org. The Heights Foundation Thanksgiving Outreach assisted nearly 400 families FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTSSanibel Youth Flag Football League2012-2013 Season is comingSIGN UP NOW AT:www.sanibel agfootball.com(Registration: Through 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 EQUAL HOUSINGOPPORTUNITY McGreg McGreg McGreg McGreg eg or Blv or Blv r Blv rBlv d. d. d. Linton Linton Linton L nton n Iona R ona R IonaR Iona R ona d. d. ona R R a a d. d. 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Remain cool as you make your exit. Be assured that others will rally to your support. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Kudos on getting the well-deserved Lions share of the rewards for a job well-done. Now you can take a breather from your workaday duties and spend time with your family. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) You enjoy a quick spurt of renewed energy just in time to meet that upcoming deadline. A potentially romantic situation looms. How it develops will be up to you. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Watch out for distractions that could cause delays and leave you running twice as fast to finish your work by the 15th. Then go ahead and have fun. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) You might prefer to work on current tasks on your own. But be open to a potentially useful suggestion from someone who admires you and wants to help. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Avoid rushing full gallop into that volunteer project without knowing whats expected of you. Take things a step at a time as you begin to find your way. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Good news: You should begin to feel more comfortable expressing your emotions. This will go a long way in helping you with that personal situation. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) An old friend gives confusing signals. Best advice: Dont assume that things will necessarily work themselves out. Ask questions and demand straight answers. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A new relationship needs time to develop. Be careful not to let your emotions flood your natural sense of caution. Meanwhile, check out that new job offer. BORN THIS WEEK: Your sense of right and wrong sometimes causes you to come into conflict with others. But you invariably come out ahead. On Dec. 13, 1621, under the care of Robert Cushman, the first American furs to be exported from the continent leave for England aboard the Fortune. During the crossing, the Fortune was captured by the French, and its valuable cargo of furs was taken. Cushman was detained on the Ile dDieu before being returned to England. On Dec. 14, 1799, George Washington, the first U.S. president, dies at age 67. Two days earlier, he rode out into a freezing sleet to survey business affairs on his estate. He returned home late for a dinner engagement and refused to take the time to change out of his wet clothes. The next day, Washington developed a severe respiratory infection and died the following day. His last words were Tis well. On Dec. 16, 1811, the greatest series of earthquakes in U.S. history begins in the Mississippi River Valley near New Madrid, Mo., when a quake of an estimated 8.6 magnitude slams the region. The earthquake raised and lowered parts of the Mississippi Valley by as much as 15 feet and changed the course of the Mississippi River. On Dec. 10, 1915, the one-millionth Ford car rolls off the assembly line at the River Rouge plant in Detroit. Between 1908 and 1927, Ford sold more than 15 million Model Ts in all; they initially cost $850 (about $20,000 in todays dollars). On Dec. 11, 1946, the United Nations votes to establish the United Nations International Childrens Emergency Fund (UNICEF) to provide relief and support to children. Only two countries have failed to ratify the treaty -Somalia and the United States. On Dec. 15, 1973, Sandy Hawley becomes the first jockey to win 500 races in a single year. Hawley achieved his historic win aboard Charlie Jr., in the third race at Marylands Laurel Park race track. On Dec. 12, 1989, hotel magnate Leona Helmsley receives a four-year prison sentence, 750 hours of community service and a $7.1 million tax fraud fine in New York. Helmsley became the object of loathing and disgust when she quipped that only the little people pay taxes. It was British biologist and author Richard Dawkins who made the following sage observation: When two opposite points of view are expressed with equal intensity, the truth does not necessarily lie exactly halfway between them. It is possible for one side to be simply wrong. If youre like 20 percent of American women, you think your feet are too big. Did you ever wonder why we say, I smell a rat when we sense that something is amiss? The phrase dates back to a time before effective means of pest control, when it was not uncommon for a home to be infested by rodents. If a rat died inside a wall, the residents wouldnt be aware of it until the smell of the decaying body became noticeable. If youd like to have a festive New Years Eve but dont want to deal with the crowds in New York City for the iconic ball drop, consider heading to Mount Olive, N.C. Every year the town hosts a celebration in which a 3-foot lighted pickle is dropped into a barrel at midnight. Ancient Romans believed that a sneeze was the bodys way of expelling evil spirits that caused disease. Thus, if one tried to suppress a sneeze, it was regarded as an invitation to illness and death. The 14-foot model of the Starship Enterprise that was used during shooting of the original Star Trek series is now displayed in the Smithsonian. If you are over the age of 40, youve lived longer than the average gorilla. The first woman to appear on the cover of Business Week magazine, in 1954, was Brownie Wise, the originator of the Tupperware Party. If you dont know where you are going, any road will get you there. -Lewis Carroll THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY


23B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 2012 Poor little Pepper came to PAWS as a stray with scars on his face. After a complete medical exam, it turns out that Pepper had a reaction to mosquito bites. His scars will improve, but will never completely go away. He is a very sweet boy and deserves the best. His heart is still broken from being abandoned. Pepper is being boarded at the vets office while he waits for someone to take him home and love him. Can you help this guy find his forever home? Call Pam at PAWS at 472-4823. Pepper PAWS Pets From page 1BMovember Campaign Endsbeen taken towards changing attitudes and habits related to mens health around the world. But unlike the womens health movement, much work remains to be done. Using the moustache as a symbol, Movember aims to fulfill its vision of having an everlasting impact on the face of mens health by continuing to spark conversation and spread awareness of mens health issues each and every year. The mustaches on the trucks always starts a conversation, added captain/ medic John Griffith. Delivering that kind of information to people is important, but we had a lot of fun doing it. Last Friday morning, following a ceremonial photograph of SFRDs Movember participants, Lt. John Murray was the first member of the team to grab an electric razor and shave off his mustache. Other firefighters promised to rid their faces of their whiskers in short order. I dunno Ive kinda gotten used to the look, added Koza with a smile. Funds raised by the Sanibel firefighters as well as other fire departments and participating agencies across the United States and around the world will go towards supporting prostate cancer and testicular cancer initiatives. That money will be directed to programs run directly by Movember and its mens health partners: the Prostate Cancer Foundation and The Livestrong Foundation. Sanibel firemen who took part in the Movember fundraiser and prostate cancer awareness campaign included, from left, John Murra y, Ron Ritchie, Tim Barrett, John Reitenbach, John Griffith, Josh Koza, Joe Nygaard and Michael Martin 9100 College Pointe Ct., Fort Myers, FL 33919 www.sbshlaw.com | 239-334-1141In which state should you base your estate plan? The WRONG answer could cost you thousands ... or millions!ATTENTION!Dual State Residents Free Florida Estate Planning Guide 239-334-1141 or www.sbshlaw.com c ? y cost y I n whi c plan? cost y Craig R. Hersch|Attorney, CPAFlorida Bar Board Certied, Wills, Trusts & Estates Island Sun Will Power Columnist Isabella Rasi 239-246-47161101 Periwinkle Way #105, Sanibel, FL 239-472-0044 ENGEL & VLKERS Excellence in Real Estate A step above! International Client Base 600 Shops Worldwide Multi-Lingual Staff Your success is my aim.


24B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 2012 IB Students Recieve Hoodies One hundred and fifty members of the Class of 2013 Fort Myers High School International Baccalaureate (IB) Program after a luncheon to receive the Being SMART is COOL Hoodies in the Gulfstream Service Center hangar sponsored by and at PrivateSky Aviation Services, Inc. an affiliate of Wolanin Companie s Ltd photo by Rene Miville College Receives Accreditation From NCATEThe College of Education at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) received accreditation through the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Accreditation was granted at the initial teacher preparation and advanced preparation levels. This accreditation decision indicates that the unit and its programs meet rigorous standards set forth by the professional education community. The next onsite visit will take place in spring 2019. We are so proud to be the only nationally accredited teacher preparation program in Southwest Florida, said Dean for the College of Education Marci Greene. This is indeed the highest stamp of quality a college of education can receive. Our stellar education faculty, programs and school partnerships, our emphasis on rigorous entrance requirements, small classes, field experiences across urban-suburban and rural schools, and assessments linked to best practices all contribute to making the College of Education distinct. We are committed to preparing highly qualified candidates who are highly competent to serve in diverse communities. Founded in 1954, NCATE is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a specialized accrediting body for schools, colleges, and departments of education. NCATE and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) have consolidated and are now transitioning into the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My son is in preschool and there is an opportunity for him to take music lessons there. My husband doesnt think that music lessons for a 4-year-old are worthwhile, but I do. What do you think? Sanji G., Fort Myers Sanji, Music lessons for young children have been popular for many years. Clearly, its the first step in learning how to enjoy and appreciate music. Most children get a sense of accomplishment and pride from early lessons and learn many valuable concepts through music instruction. Children will begin to understand the idea of how practice leads to mastery, an important study skill. Through the recital process that usually accompanies music instruction, children get the chance to understand how a performance works and they will begin to learn how to self regulate any feelings of nervousness and stage fright they might experience in this process. Again, this is a good life long skill to have. According to Dr. Perry Klass in a recent New York Times article, children who have regular music lessons develop their attention and memory skills, critical for scholastic success. There are also some studies that suggest that math skills are increased by music instruction. Additionally, children strengthen their auditory skills through music instruction and recent studies suggest that these benefits extend all through life or at least for those who continue to be involved with music. Scientists are beginning to understand the relationship between music instruction and language-based learning activities such as reading. Theyre finding that musical training improves the brains ability to discern the various components of sound such as pitch, timing and timbre. This relates to reading skills because when a child learns to read they must have a good working memory, be able to understand small speech units and make sound to meaning connections. Further as a life long benefit, studies now suggest that older musicians central auditory processing skills are better preserved than non-musicians which leads to better understanding of speech, a skill we all want and need. Does this mean that all children should have intensive music instruction in preschool? Absolutely not. Music instruction should not be seen as a back door for educational tutoring or some type of therapy. Children should want to take music lessons and the hope is that they enjoy music instruction for what it is; an opportunity to develop a life long skill and interest that may also bring with it many social opportunities and fulfillment. Ms. Greggs is adjunct faculty at Edison State College where she teaches psychology and education courses. She is also Nationally Certified School Psychologist and consultant for School Consultation Services, a private educational consulting company. Questions for publication may be addressed to smgreggs@gmail.com. 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25B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 2012 Twice a week, I train with a personal trainer to help keep myself physically fit. During the training sessions, I will often bench press free weights. For a guy approaching 49 years of age, I dont do too badly. But my trainer always spots me, making sure that if the weight Im lifting is too much, then hes there to keep it from crushing my chest. Sometimes I lift when Im alone and not in a training session. When I do this, I tend to lift less weight than I know I can handle, because I dont want to be crushed when no one is there to help me if I find myself having unexpected trouble. Which leads me to todays estate planning topic do-it-yourselfers with financial planning. I have come across many intelligent people who have invested quite well for themselves over the years. They shun financial advisors, wealth managers and trust companies. Why should I pay them to manage my money when I do a better job on my own? Im asked. Keep in mind that I am an attorney and not a financial advisor, so I dont have any skin in the game. Im here to tell you, though, like the guy who tries to lift too much weight without a spotter, its probably a mistake to go it alone with your financial plan, especially as one ages. Allow me to illustrate with two examples. First, well consider Charlie and Lucy who have been married 50 years. Charlie has always done well investing in the market, and is adept at moving in and out of certain stocks and bonds when he should. He understands the capital gains ramifications of his decisions, and knows what he wants to sell if he needs cash to pay larger or unexpected expenses that arise from time to time. Lucy has never been involved in any of those decisions. In fact, she enjoys the freedom of leaving these matters to Charlie. So guess what happens if Charlie has a sudden stroke and cant carry out his normal duties anymore? Where does Lucy turn? Who can step in and show her everything that Charlie knows so she can carry forward on her own? What costly mistakes might Lucy make without Charlies guidance? Next lets consider Sally the widow. After her husband died she actually did quite well for herself. She studied the markets, read The Wall Street Journal regularly and managed her money quite conservatively. She didnt see the need to employ a financial advisor since things were working out quite well on her own. But then Sally became forgetful. The neurologists report indicated that she had some form of dementia. Sally already had a revocable living trust that named her daughter Peggy as the trustee. Sally had the utmost confidence in Peggy, and explained everything that Sally knew about investments to her. But Peggy was busy raising her children and had a busy career. Managing her mothers money and paying her bills became a much bigger job than Peggy anticipated, so as Sally regressed into further dementia, Peggy decided to engage the services of a financial advisor on her mothers behalf. The recommendation was through a friend of a friend, and you can guess where it headed. The financial advisor didnt do well at all, with Sallys portfolio suffering. Its likely that had Sally been well and was convinced that she needed a financial professional on her team, she would have chosen a more seasoned advisor to manage her money. In both cases, wouldnt it have been better had the do-it-yourselfers engaged the services of a professional who at a minimum shadowed them for a time? That way the professional would know what their client would do in a certain situation, and have knowledge as to the investment strategies followed, the unrealized capital gains that existed in the account, and a host of other facts that would likely result in a more successful outcome? One never wants to transition in a time of crisis and thats exactly what happens in many do-it-yourself scenarios. There is no spotter there who can help with the heavy lifting if the do-it-yourselfer becomes too weak to act for one reason or another. When there is no spotter theres always the danger that the weight of the job and responsibilities crush the do-it-yourselfer or their spouse or adult children. So if you see any part of yourself in these stories, please consider engaging the services of a professional that you take the time to interview and select. It will make life easier on you if anything should happen, and certainly will make life easier on your spouse or adult children who depend upon you to do the heavy lifting in your financial life. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at www.sbshlaw.com. Will PowerHeavy Lifting And The Do-It-Yourselferby Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney; CPA Vasanta Senerat Becomes Luminary 2012 Gold Sponsor Luminary Weekend is upon us and the Sanibel & Captiva Chamber of Commerce has added one final gold sponsor to the list Vasanta Senerat, CPA, P.A. This Friday, December 7, the Luminary Festival will kick off on Sanibel and continues on Saturday, December 8 on Captiva. Im glad to be able to sponsor an event the whole community enjoys and kicks off the season, said Vasanta Senerat, owner and CPA of Vasanta Senerat, CPA, P.A. Luminary Festival is a great way to enjoy the holiday season on the islands. It is the one time a year that the island streets are lined with illuminated candles, decorated trees and other festive trimmings. Everyone can enjoy the free trolley ride on the Luminary Trail, which will make stops at shopping centers, galleries and local businesses that are offering something special. Even Santa stops by on his fire truck. The Chamber is grateful to have Vasanta Senerat be a gold sponsor for this magical weekend, said Ric Base, president of the Sanibel & Captiva Chamber of Commerce. For more information, visit www.sanibel-captiva.org/luminary for this years Luminary Festival lineup. From left, Ric Base, president of the Sanibel & Captiva Chamber of Commerce, Vasanta Senerat, owner and CPA of Vasanta Senerat, CPA, P.A., Randolph Boone, and Bridgit Stone-Budd, director of marketing for the Chamber Barrier Island Title Services, Inc. (239) 472-3688Youll Appreciate the Difference


26B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 2012 Culinary And Hospitality Foundation Awards ScholarshipsThe Culinary and Hospitality Education Foundation of Southwest Florida, Inc. (CHEF) has awarded $15,000 in scholarships to students in FGCUs School of Resort & Hospitality Management. The CHEF is a charitable organization that serves the culinary and hospitality arts professions by providing scholarships, awards, financial incentives and skills development opportunities to deserving individuals committed to furthering their education and enhancing their careers. We share with FGCU the goal of supporting the most promising students who need financial aid to attain the fine education that Florida Gulf Coast University provides, said CHEF President Judith M. Hushon. According to Dr. Sherie Brezina, director of the School of Resort & Hospitality Management, Each year the CHEF scholarships provide more and more RHM students who have a career interest in food and beverage management the opportunity to earn a bachelors degree and turn their hopes and dreams into reality upon graduation. CHEF members were invited to meet scholarship recipients Thursday, November 29 during a reception, wine tasting and dinner at FGCU. Full-time resort and hospitality management majors from Lee and Collier counties were awarded grants based on financial need and academic standing. The bachelors degree program prepares students for high-demand careers in resort, private club, spa, hotel, event, restaurant and tourism-destination management. The generosity of the Culinary and Hospitality Education Foundation helps ensure that students needing financial assistance can enter the professional world with a solid foundation of skills and critical thinking, said Linda Lehtomaa, interim vice president of university advancement and executive director of the FGCU Foundation, which administers the scholarships. Their success brings distinction to FGCU and to the School of Resort & Hospitality Management. For more information, call 590-1071. Superior InteriorsFirst Impressions Always Countby Jeanie TinchThere is one single room in your home that is guaranteed to make a first and lasting impression. Any idea which room that might be? Why, its your foyer, of course. This special keynote area should definitely say welcome to family and friends. It should reflect your personality and help to introduce your guests to the mood and style of your home. So, how can you achieve so much in what is usually such a small space? Often, space limitation actually allows your ingenuity and imagination to soar. And since one seldom lingers in your foyer, why not try some way-out design ideas incorporating unusual objects. Even a striking color scheme could be the perfect solution for your entryway. Because foyers come in countless shapes and sizes, you will need to pay attention to maximizing your specific entry. If its rather small, then I suggest you make this space as interesting as possible perhaps with a dramatic display of artwork. If its rather large, you might want to consider creating a space with more warmth perhaps by incoporating a neutral color scheme. Because these spaces are generally high traffic area, floors should be durable and easy to maintain. Good lighting is also an important consideration for your guests. A center chandelier is usually sufficient in a small foyer, with care being taken that your chandelier isnt hung so low that it brushes the heads of your taller guests. Attractive wall sconces perhaps flanking a mirror will also provide sufficient light in a smaller space. In larger foyers, consider the addition of one unique and inspired piece of furniture to set your stage. And, the addition of matching candlestick lamps would provide you with the perfect amount of welcoming ambiance. Put your best decorating foot forward and make your entrance a GRAND one! Jeanie Tinch is an interior designer on Sanibel/Captiva Islands. She can be reached at jeanie@decden.net. e Law O ce ofJanet M. Strickland, P.A.24 Years Experience Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning Probates & Estates Business & Corporate LawVisit Us Online at www.jmslawyer.com 472-3322 e Village 2340 Periwinkle Way Suite J-1 Sanibel, FL 33957(Located in the executive o ces behind the shops) Foundation Awards ScholarshipsA $5,000 gift has provided for scholarships to help deserving students in the School of Resort & Hospitality Management at Florida Gulf Coast University. The funds were raised by members of the Bonita Springs and Naples Chapters of The Chane des Rtisseurs and matched by The Chane Foundation, a tax-exempt organization of the Confrrie de la Chane des Rtisseurs, Bailliage des Etats-Unis, which provides scholarships to culinary, oenological and hospitality students. Sandi Moran, president of the Naples Chapter of the Chane des Rtisseurs and a Foundation trustee, presented the check to Dr. Sherie Brezina, director of the School of Resort & Hospitality Management, during a reception, wine tasting and dinner on November 29 at FGCU. The Chane Foundations grants help culinary and hospitality students, who will someday be staffing the restaurants and hotels we all enjoy, to passionately pursue their studies, Moran said. Our goal is to ease the financial strain of the costs of education, allowing the students to concentrate on their studies and develop their talent. FGCUs Bachelor of Science degree in resort and hospitality management prepares students for high-demand careers in all aspects of the industry, including resort, private club, spa, hotel, event, restaurant and tourism-destination management. Many of todays students wouldnt be able to complete their programs and compete in the workforce without the generous financial support of organizations like The Chane Foundation, said Linda Lehtomaa, interim vice president of University Advancement and Executive Director of the FGCU Foundation, which administers the scholarships. Email your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com


27B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 2012 Insurance Tip Insurance Speak You Should Knowby Marge MeekWhen you purchase insurance coverage, you assume you are getting the best coverage at the lowest price. Often, the lowest price is because your comparison quote is different than another quote, although the general headings on the coverage page look the same. Ask questions as to why. Basic to insurance is that there are two generally used categories of risk that the insurance will cover. Named peril refers to specific and limited issues that the policy will cover and is less expensive. Causes like some explosions, smoke, falling objects and water damage are in this limited coverage form. The more inclusive coverage that most of us think we are getting is called specific coverage, open perils subject to policy exclusions or all risk. Unless specifically excluded, the damage is covered. Check your policies but typical examples that could be covered under this policy are: a window left open and rain damages carpet and furniture; mysterious disappearance of personal property; damage from a falling chandelier; waterbed bursts; power surges damage electronics; theft of personal property from a secondary residence when the insured isnt living there; damage caused by weight of people or animals; non-malicious acts of children; nail polish on furniture; dropped computer; luggage lost by airlines; stone disappears from jewelry. This special, more inclusive coverage is available on homes, condos and commercial properties. Always check with your agent and be aware that all policies are not the same. Marge Meek is a local SanibelCaptiva insurance agent, who can be reached at mmeek@rosierinsurance. com. Christmas Lights And Safetyby Bryan HayesThe holidays are on everyones mind, and Im sure that Im not alone in calling it my favorite time of the year. Now that Thanksgiving has passed, everyone is putting up their beautiful trees, and the more dedicated of us are stringing up those bright, colorful lights around their properties. This is that time of year for me to talk electrical safety again. So, how many Christmas lights can you plug into that one receptacle on your lanai? Perhaps some of you are familiar with the movie National Lampoons Christmas Vacation? (I just cant resist the reference). Even though Clark Griswolds intentions to make everything perfect for the holidays were good-natured and sweet, his idea to turn his house into a Christmas light extravaganza that forced the local power company to switch on their auxiliary nuclear generator not so much. Clark boasted that he had used 250 strands of lights with 100 bulbs in each one... totaling a 25,000-bulb display inferno that only added to the disastrous holiday scenario that didnt quite go as well as he had intended. Now, with proper electrical expertise and good planning, its possible to create such enormous light displays, but before you get ahead of yourself and create a situation where your circuit board is overwhelmed or you create unsafe electrical conditions in and around your home, keep in mind this: You can only put (3) 100-foot strands of lights on each 15 amp plug thats it. (Note: Most of your receptacles are a minimum of 15 amps. Its the safest way to go.) Now if you do decide to go all out and plan out and extravagant holiday display, you might want to give me a call before you do that. Happy Holidays from your Sanibel Air and Sanctuary Island Electric team! Bryan Hayes is a Sanibel air conditioning contractor. He also owns, with his brother Todd, an electrical business on Sanibel. He can be reached at Bryan@Sanibelair.com. Is your bug problem SPIRALING out of control?Tempco Pest Control can stop the spiral!Spiraling White Flies feast on more than 60 types of trees and shrubs and leave behind a white, waxy substance called honeydew that spreads rapidly. A black sooty mold develops destroying leaves, and covering cars, pools and patios. The end result is weakened trees, defoliation and a big mess. Dont wait another minute! Call Tempco Pest Control for a free, no-obligation inspection and estimate.(239) 693-2330 or visit TempcoPestControl.comTrees primarily affected:Gumbo LimboLive Oak & Black OliveFruit trees & Palm treesAreas primarily affected:Sanibel/Captiva/Fort Myers BeachNaples/Bonita SpringsHow well treat it:Deep root feedingArbor Jet Tree Injection 4735 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33905 (239) 693-2330 tempcopestcontrol.com Our experts will determine the best, most cost-effective means of treatment. We offer warranties on all work, so if they come back within the warranty period, well re-treat at no charge. Thats our pest-free guarantee. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or emailpress@islandsunnews.com


28B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 2012 Business Owners Participate In CROWs Holly BallThe Burns Family Team of Royal Shell Real Estate is a Golden Table Sponsor at this years Holly Ball. The Holly Ball is a festive holiday celebration that benefits the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW). The Burns Family also donated a three-night getaway in a scenic lodge for 14 guests near Gatlinburg, Tennessee, located in the heart of the Smoky Mountains, as an item for the live auction. We welcome this opportunity to support CROWs mission to save wildlife, said Jeff Burns, partner with The Burns Family Team and CROW board member. Merrill Taylor, event chair, accepted the donation for the Holly Ball. We appreciate the generosity of the Burns Family in helping us raise funds to benefit CROW and support their efforts to save the wildlife, said Taylor. This years Holly Belles include Sanibel business owner Melinda Graham, who has been working to help plan the 2012 Holly Ball. Graham is the proprietor of Surroundings by Melinda, a home decor and gift shop on Library Way. Graham has been inspired by her role as a Belle and is offering a 10 percent discount on all ornament purchases at her store. Proceeds will benefit CROW. Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: I was in a relationship with a man whom I cared for very much for four months. He abruptly ended it and I am heartbroken. I had a hunch not to get involved, but he pursued it. What can I do next time to avoid this from happening again?A: I often hear from women that they blame themselves for turning their head and ignoring what their gut feelings were telling them. This is common, especially in relationship issues. Everyone is on their best behavior in the beginning. There may be little red flags the first few months of the relationship, however, those red flags are quickly ignored because there are too many good things going on. After the fact, when things dont work out, you say, I should have paid more attention to his or her self-absorption, drinking too much,gambling, overspending, stinginess when it comes to the others needs, not following through on things that were planned, etc. They blame themselves. Why? Low self-worth, this is how they were programmed. Most likely, this stemmed from our own family of origin. Since our early years, we have heard our families, friends, teachers, news media tell us how and to what to think. Consider to listen to yourself more than any of those people above. Stop using low self-worth as an excuse not to live life to its fullest with the utmost selfconfidence. Learn to accept situations as they are and consider what is the best appropriate action. So why not choose to trust yourself? People who have a genuine sense of self worth are able to relax and live in the present. They handle stressors with ease. Pay attention to the people in your life who seem to be comfortable with whom they are. They have high self-worth and are not overwhelmed with stress and tension. They live in the present moment and do what is necessary for that moment. Premier Sothebys International Realty of Sanibel and Captiva announced that Jennifer Berry and The Berry Team were the top marketing agents and Denise Chambre was the top sales agent for the month of November. ISLAND SUN BUSINESS NEWSMAKERS Jennifer Berry Denise Chambre Read us online at IslandSunNews.com Melinda Graham The Burns Family Team: Joan, Jeff, Joe and Tiffany Burns www.captivaholidayvillage.com EDWARD P. LAMOTTA, MDBoard Certi ed Family PhysicianACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT1699 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 BANK OF THE ISLANDS BUILDING Hours: Mon Fri 8-5 Closed for Lunch 12-1KRISTINE BARRETT, ARNP, FNP-BCSpecializing In Womens Health And EmergenciesBOTOX AND FACIAL FILLERS GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLEX-RAY AND ULTRASOUND ON PREMISESPrompt Attention to Emergenicies, Injuries, Lacerations, Chronic & Acute Illnesses CALL 239.395.2444


29B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 2012 Dr. DaveBackbonesby Dr. Dave HepburnGotta love hood ornaments. Ive noticed that they often make hoods more ornamental. Personally, Id love to own one of the animal ones, like a jaguar, particularly if it came attached to the hood. Certainly, whenever a Dodge Ram with those massive curled horns pulls up into my rear view mirror, I tend to clench most of my rear view clenchable parts, sort of doing my own Kegels. Alas, I dont own a vehicle with any hood ornaments... unless mosquitoes, dragonflies and motorized wheelchairs are classified as ornaments. But last month, while sitting behind my steering wheel on the side of a road, I glanced at the hood and thought I imagined the ram tough horns at the end of my hood. Yes! Looked very much like the hood ornament I loved... with one exception. These ones moved. And furthermore, they turned out to be attached to a ram, a tough one. I had, in fact, just crested the Continental Divide, the backbone of the world, in Glacier National Park in Montana and was sitting in my nonDodge rental car when two massive bighorn sheep took a shining to my rental. As they menacingly hoofed it around to my door, I desperately fumbled about trying to locate the electric window buttons, managing only to turn on the windshield wipers, headlights and both seat warmers. I ended up doing everything but roll up the window. So I laid on the big horn just to get this bighorn out of my grill, so to speak. Excitement on the Continental Divide, aka the backbone of the world. And you needed some backbone to sit there and confront Mr. Ram Tough from the safety of your rental car. Backbones are the backbone of many practices as 90 percent of the population will have some problem with their back at some time. Entire careers and mortgages are built on the backs of those whose back are built incorrectly. Driving to the top of the Continental Divide in Glacier National Park was a real pain as it involved so many hairpin curves that by the time I reached the top, my toupee had turned sideways on my head. So it is with curves of the spine. Some curves in our spine can turn us in all sorts of unwanted, unsightly directions and cause no shortage of pain. The most well known is scoliosis, an S or even C shaped curving of the spine. If you have a child in the early teens, the time when a growth spurt often can reveal an underlying scoliosis, you can perform a perfunctory test to see if they are abnormal, or more abnormal than is normal at that age. Teens, of course, love for their parents to test them on anything so adding the painless bend forward test will be a unpredictable joy to them. Though I do recall that when my mother had me bend over, it was followed by a predictable pain, courtesy of the wooden spoon. Stand behind himteen or herteen (scoliosis much more prevalent in girls) as they slowly bend forward and then back up again. Look for any asymmetry of the spine, shoulder blades or oriental mafia tattoos. Treatment of scoliosis depends on when it is found and how severe it is, and can range from braces to surgery to physical therapy to skillful neglect (how I treat most things.) Kyphosis is the infamous hump of the upper back that can have you swinging off church bells. There can be several causes depending at the age of onset. Adolescents may have a condition where several vertebrae wedge together called Scheuermanns Disease, named after the man who discovered it, Dr Disease. (For those of you who already completed that last sentence... you know me too well.) In a geriatric population i.e., older adolescents, osteoporosis slow disintegration of the spinal column leads to this very common and painful kyphosis. 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30B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 2012 Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, We were a very happy family. Our four children, three daughters and a son, all were happy achievers. I hate to admit it, but the youngest daughter, the baby of the family, was my favorite child. Suddenly one day, my wife had a very bad pain, and that was the beginning of what became her terminal illness. I cared for her and raised our children through their teen and college years. I was alone for five years and then I met a delightful lady who became my wife. Two daughters and my son refused to accept my new wife. My special daughter was married and living in Scotland, so I decided we should go to Scotland for our honeymoon so my wife could meet Susan. We planned to stay with them for a week. Susan took an instant dislike to my wife and treated her terribly. On the third day, I said to Susan, We are leaving; take a good look at me because I never want to see you again. Five years have passed, and my wife and I are very happy. I do not see my children or grandchildren, and at times it is troubling. Why cant my adult children accept my choice in a wife and be happy for me? I accepted and never interfered in their choices but I guess that is different. Todd Dear Todd, Most children are always very selfish and self-centered, but it is sad when they mature and become adults that they remain selfish and self-centered. Frequently, the motivating force for their anger is the fear of not getting the inheritance they think they deserve. Many adult children think that it is just automatic that they get their parents money, but this is not true. The parents are free to give their hard earned money to whomever they decide, providing, of course, there is not proven mental impairment or that the parent has been victimized by a con artist. You have done your best by your family. You and your wife deserve to enjoy your retirement years without interference of uncaring adult children. Best of luck. Lizzie Dear Todd, Not all adult children are out for their parents money. Many adult children find it difficult to accept second spouses of the surviving parent because of their loyalties to the deceased parent. Some question the motives of the second wives or husbands; still others loyalties for inheritance of sentimental items aside do not like the second spouse. Nothing complex or deep. The personalities just do not mesh. It is unfortunate when differences cannot be put aside for visits between parents and adult children. 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31B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 2012 deaRPharmacistTired of Being Tired? Measure Thyroid Properlyby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: I went through your timeline on Facebook, and learned why Im still tired and overweight. My physician says my TSH is normal, just like you said he would. Can you discuss hypothyroidism in your column? GO, Decatur, Illinois Theres an epidemic of tired, overweight folks who dont know theyre hypothyroid because of improper testing. Some old school physicians are still drawing blood levels of TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) as the sole method to evaluate thyroid function. TSH is incapable of telling you or your doctor whats happening inside your cells. Its fine to check as part of a comprehensive profile, but not by itself. People are often told they have normal thyroid levels, based upon their normal TSH. TSH is a brain hormone and has nothing to do with intracellular (mitochondrial) levels of active thyroid hormone called T3. You see, TSH may very well be normal, while T3, (the hormone you want) is desperately low. You will hold on to weight, have dry skin, suffer with hair loss, fatigue, muscle aches, arrhythmias, depression, forgetfulness, anxiety and low libido. Regardless of your misery, you may still be told your okay, because your TSH is okay. Big mistake. Huge! TSH is just a messenger hormone. Its not active although levels are ideal around 0.1 to 1.0 mIU/l. People who feel fantastic have adequate levels of T3 inside their cells. Measuring a free T3 gives you relevant, usable data. Id shoot for 3.5 to 4.2 pg/ml myself. During the same blood test, you should also measure T4 (which is inactive hormone, but it converts to T3). This is important to ascertain because it gives you a gauge to see how much hormone is available to eventually become active. Evaluating blood levels of Reverse T3 also called Reverse thyronine and abbreviated as rT3 is equally important. Reverse T3 is a mirror image of active T3. Elevated rT3 causes all the symptoms of clinical hypothyroidism I just mentioned. Its often high in people with heavy metals. I lecture around the world, and still meet physicians who dismiss rT3. Did you know that hypothyroidism is a major cause for diabetes? When rT3 is high, that means its poised like a pitbull on your cells receptor sites preventing the real deal (T3) from entering the cell. The net result of elevated rT3 is you feel like zombie. But again, if your TSH is normal, or your rT3 is never measured, you will be dismissed as normal. I prefer natural dessicated thyroid (NDT) for medication treatment, such as Nature-Throid, and Armour over levothyroxine (Synthroid). My rationale is that NDT drugs contain both T3 and T4. Remember T3 is what you ultimately want. Synthroid is exclusively T4, so your body has to convert it to T3 before you can use it. Unfortunately, people with metabolic issues, or digestive problems cant convert well. Your physician can also prescribe plain T3 compounded if that is more appropriate for your individual case. This information is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose your condition. Suzy Cohen is the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and is a registered pharmacist. To contact her, visit www. dearpharmacist.com. From page 30BTop 10 Percent In NationGulf Coast Medical Center was recognized as one of Healthgrades Americas 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care for both 2012 and 2013, and ranked best in the state for Overall Pulmonary Services, 2013. Cape Coral Hospital received the Healthgrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award and ranked among the top 10 percent in the nation for Overall Pulmonary Services in 2013. Hospital outcomes and complication rates are important in the eyes of consumers making choices today about their healthcare. According to new research conducted by Harris Interactive for Healthgrades, 90 percent of Americans in 27 top designated market areas agree they would be more likely to choose or not choose a hospital if they could learn ahead of time their chances of complications for a certain procedure. We are honored by this recognition and proud of our reputation as we continue to rank among the best in the nation. These achievements are the result of each and every person involved in our health system and their dedication to the safety and well-being of our patients. Lee Memorial Health System is defined by the compassionate hands that heal our families, friends and neighbors our community every day, said Jim Nathan, president of Lee Memorial Health System. More information on the American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2013: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, including the complete methodology, can be found online at www.LeeMemorial. org/awards. Let Our Family ... 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PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY 32B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 2012TREE & LAWN CARE Jesus Hernandez J LAWN CARE & TREE SERVICE482-7350 12 years serving San-Cap & Ft. MyersLandscaping Tree Service Stump Grinding Landscape Design Ponds Landscape Refurbishing Pepper Clearing Lbtn Cbfr Db Licensed & Insured Free Estimateswww.jesuslawncare.comEMAIL: jesuslawncare@gmail.com COS METI CS MAGGIE BUTCHER 904 Lindgren Blvd. Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Ph: 239-395-0978 / 317-509-6014 mbutcher@marykay.com Products: www.marykay.com/mbutcher Career information available Gift ideas available NEW! 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 TRAVEL AGENCY 239.472.3171AllWaysTravel@LeighKlein.comCruises, Vacation Packages Leisure & Corporate TravelLeigh Klein OwnerSanibel, FL 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 Riverwalk Bonita Springs1998 4,166 1,781,2501,437,500 302 Gulf Harbour Yacht & CCFort Myers2001 3,383 1,195,0001,117,500 23 Ridge Bonita Springs1996 3,245 1,100,000875,000 113 HawthorneBonita Springs2005 2,879 774,000727,825 330 Blackhawk Fort Myers2002 3,736 525,000511,000 53 Glen Eagles Estero1999 2,106 529,900500,000 255 Cape Coral Cape Coral1973 2,460 515,000485,000 114 Verandah Fort Myers2007 2,487 499,900480,000 80 Cape Coral Cape Coral2005 2,249 488,500475,000 183 Gumbo Limbo Sanibel1987 1,857 499,000475,000 48Courtesy 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 DECEMBER 7, 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 beachfloordecor@aol.comVerticals Mini Blinds Draperies Wallpaper Furniture Ceramic Wood Appliances Interior Painting Custom Cabinets Upholstery Kitchen & Bath RemodelingSanibel Design CenterPam Ruth V.P. Interior Design (Cell) 239-850-4128 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 Professional239-850-4864cransavage@gmail.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


34B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 2012LAWN S ERVI C E Mow-Trim-Landscape Sprinkler Repair Pressure Washing LAWN MAINTENAN C E PER SO NAL A SS I S TANT btn frrrt rntr-rnt nrnt nrt-n nr rrr rntt!"#$%&&$'%''PET S ITTIN G Island Pet SittingKelly TyrrellIsland Resident395-9999kellyatyrrell@me.com NEW H O ME S REM O DELIN G & ADDITI O N S New Homes Consulting Remodeling Contracting P.O. Box 143 Sanibel Island, FL Phone: 239-472-2601 Fax: 239-472-6506 TREE AND LAWN TREE AND LAWN 25 years experience Grass, Shrubs & Tree ServiceYou will LOVE our prices and quality of workLicensed & Insured (Annual Accounts Only)Pats Lawn & Tree ServiceCall 239.466.4409 for more infoLAWN S ERVI C E P.O. Box 1067 Estero, FL 33929 Joe Scarnato (239) 849-6163scarnatolawn@aol.comScarnato Lawn ServiceLawn Service, Shrubs and Tree Trimming Weeding, Irrigation Repair and Inspection, Installation of Plants, Trees and Mulch (one month free service available) S LIDIN G G LA SS D OO R S Replacing Sliding Glass Door Rollers, Locks, Tracks and More 239.339.7355www.SliderMedic.comLicensed & InsuredKen & Donna, Owner Operators R LAWN MAINTENAN C EPROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY Honey Citrus Stone Crab Claws with Hearts Of Palm Salad3 pounds medium stone crab claws, cooked and chilled 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar 1/4 cup honey 1/2 cup orange or tangerine juice 8 hearts of palm, fresh or canned 1/4 cup red onions, thinly sliced 1/4 cup red bell peppers, roasted, thinly sliced 1/4 cup yellow bell peppers, roasted, thinly sliced 2 medium oranges or tangerines, peeled and sectioned 1/4 cup fresh tarragon leaves, chopped 2 cups fresh spinach, finely chopped 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar 2 tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped Crack claws; remove shell and movable pincer, leaving the meat attached to the remaining pincer. Set aside. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, vinegar, honey and orange or tangerine juice. Bring to a boil and cook until thickened to syrup. Remove from heat, cool and set aside. Slice hearts of palm into thin strips. In a bowl, combine the hearts of palm, onions, peppers, orange or tangerine segments, tarragon and spinach. Dress salad with olive oil and vinegar; toss until moistened. Serve salad in the center of each plate with stone crab claws arranged around the edge. Drizzle the honey citrus sauce over all and garnish with chopped parsley. Serve extra honey citrus sauce on the side. Yields four servings Nutritional Value Per Serving (4 medium claws with salad) Calories 499, Calories From Fat 247, Total Fat 29g, Saturated Fat 4g, Trans Fatty Acid 0g, Cholesterol 190mg, Total Carbohydrate 51g, Protein 15g, Omega-3 Fatty Acid 0.05g. Honey Citrus Stone Crab Claws with Hearts Of Palm Salad


PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY PUZZLE ANSWERS SUDOKU KING CROSSWORD MAGIC MAZE SUPER CROSSWORD SCRAMBLERS 35B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 2012 CO MPUTER S ERVI C E S CO N S TRU C TI O N/REM O DELIN G TREE & LAWN CARE Sanibel Family Owned & Operated Licensed & Insured / www.enviromow.com Complete Landscaping Services Tree Service and Pepper Clearing Lawn Care Landscape Trimming & Pruning Fertilization Weed Maintenance Mulch Applications Property Clean up239-896-6789 G ENERAL CO NTRA C T O R Greg Weglarz General Contractor, Inc. Greg Weglarz General Contractor, Inc.Building in Southwest Florida for over 25 YearsDREAMSBUILDING Specializing In Impact Glass WINDOW & DOOR REPLACEMENT(239) 489-0442www.gregweglarz State Certi cation Number CG CA05420NEW CONSTRUCTION AND REMODELING C U S T O M H O ME BUILDER We do it all from repairing a door to adding a 2nd FloorNew Construction TooP. O. Box 922 Sanibel, FL 33957 Fax (239) 472-8449DeCorte FourCustom Home Builders, Inc. Ron DeCorte #CBC058483 Ph (239) 472-8446 DeCorteFour.com CO N S TRU C TI O N Custom Home Building|Remodels Design Service Available Sanibel Owned & OperatedOf ce Phone & Fax 239-472-6711 Joseph Mills Lic. #CBC058789William Mills Lic. #CBC058788 MILLS BROTHERS BUILDING CONTRACTORS REM O DELIN G Custom RemodelingCook & Son, Inc. Kitchen Baths Carpet Tile Hardwood Concrete Restoration Water Proo ng Stucco Plumbing ElectricalCGC1507121 O ce: 472-9137 Cell: 691-8445P OO L S ERVI C E & REPAIR Islands Premier Pool Service Professional Weekly Service Fast Expert Equipment Repair and Replacement Specializing in Gulfstream Pool Heaters239-699-6279 Deep-EndPool Service25 years experience Lic # CPC1457386


CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 36B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 2012 CLASSIFIED DEADLINE MONDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE MONDAY AT NOON HELP WANTED HELP WANTED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED FICITITIOUS NAME COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE VACATION RENTALSANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971RS 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 12/7 NC 12/28 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 volunteers@crowclinic.orgRS 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. #051047NS 10/26 PC TFN LIME TREE CENTER CONDO UNIT FOR SALEFOR SALE Commercial condo in 5-unit complex centrally located on Periwinkle Way. Can be used for of ce or retail. Motivated to sell. $225,000. Call Janie Howland, Realtor, VIP Realty. 239-850-6419. RS 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 SANIBELOPEN HOUSES POSTED DAILY RS 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 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.comRS 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 RS 12/7 CC 12/7 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 glennc@coconet.com239-850-9296www.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 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 beau@islandwater.com by no later than January 4, 2013. A background check will be run on all Board candidates. NS 11/30 CC 12/7 FICTITIOUS NAMENOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the ctitious name of Semmelman Energy Center, located in Lee County, Florida, with an address of 2460 Harbour Lane, Sanibel FL 33957 intends to register said name with The Division of Corporations of the Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Karen L. Semmelman 443-786-0472NS 12/7 CC 12/7 LOVING PEOPLE NEEDED FOR IN-HOME CAREProvide one on one Care to the elderly Over-Nights and Weekend Shifts All other shifts available too HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE Call Michele at 239-433-4025NS 12/7 CC 12/14 EXPERIENCED HOUSEKEEPER / BABY SITTER WANTED!My house and two small boys are waiting for you 1/26 3/6/13 in Sanibel. Mo-Sa 7-11am, some afternoons & evenings upon request. Contact: pres@princessday.deNS 12/7 CC 12/7 Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com


CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 37B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 7, 2012 239-395-1213 VACATION RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL FOR SALE CAR FOR SALE WANTED TO BUY BOATS CANOES KAYAKS 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: murray.camp@rcn.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 miamiblocks@bellsouth.netNS 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 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 472-5800 RS 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 239-699-5320NS 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 ROOMMATE WANTEDRoommate to share beautiful home in the Dunes. Annual or Seasonal. $700 plus half utilities. 239-321-1084.NS 11/30 CC TFN TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED LOG ONTO: IslandSunNews.comCLICK ONPLACE CLASSIFIED ESTATE SALESaturday, Dec 8, 8 am to 2 pm. 1757 Windward Way, Sanibel. High-end clothes, leather bags, household objects, a futon, garden planters and yard ornaments, books, knickknacks, tools. NS 12/7 CC 12/7 GARAGE SALESaturday, Dec. 8. 9 am to 2 pm. 1426 Sanderling Circle, Sanibel.NS 12/7 CC 12/7 YARD SALEFri. & Sat. Dec. 7 and 8, 8 am to 3 pm. 1399 Albatross Road. Sanibel. Athletic equipment, books, clothing, household, toys etc. NS 12/7 CC 12/7 RE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311RS 3/30 BM TFN ANNUAL RENTALSSANIBELCONDOMINIUM Across from Beach, 2/2 F. Pool/tennis @ $1,400/mo472-6747Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/OwnerServing The Islands Rental Needs Since 1975 RS 12/07 BM TFNANNUAL RENTAL2/2 UF condo with den. On canal, East End of Sanibel. W/D, boat dock, deeded beach access, covered parking. $1,500/month. Call 239-728-1920.RS 12/7 CC TFN Shore Fishing:Don't Harm The Fishby Capt. Matt Mitchell Landing a big sh from the beach can be hard on the sh. Dragging a sh up onto the sand if youre going to release it is not an option as it usually damages or kills the sh. Hold the sh in the water while you unhook it if youre going to release it. The less you can touch a sh before release the better for the sh. If you want a picture with the sh, support it as you lift it out of the water and do it quickly. Before releasing, revive the sh while holding it in the water; moving it slowly back and forth so water goes over its gills. The sh will let you know when its ready to swim off. Florida just recently changed the regulations on shing from shore. Florida residents as well as out of state visitors need a shing license to sh from shore.


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 DECEMBER 7, 2012 Hello, my name is Teddy B. and I am a 7-yearold neutered male buff cocker spaniel. Im a big, lovable Teddy Bear! My foster mom thinks I need to go on a diet, but Im not convinced. I think some exercise with my forever family would be a perfect compromise. Heres a list of my favorite things: playing with other dogs, car rides, getting groomed and being around people. I love everybody... even cats! My adoption fee is $10 (regularly $25) during Animal Services Home 4 The Holidays Adoption Promotion. Hello, my name is Turbir and I am a 2-year-old neutered male domestic short hair. I am blue with white paws and chest. If you need a lap cat, Im your guy! I even like to be cradled like a baby. I just love to be with people and other pets all the time. You will never be short on affection or companionship as long as Im around. My adoption fee is $10 (regularly $50) during Animal Services Home 4 The Holidays Adoption Promotion. For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www. LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive 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. Turbir ID# 552264 Teddy B ID# 072032 photos by squaredogphoto.com To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213




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