Island sun


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Island sun
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Island sun (Sanibel, Fla.)
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v. : ill. (some col.) ; 36 cm.
Lorin Visek & Ken Rasi
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United States of America -- Florida -- Lee -- Sanibel
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Vol. 1, no. 1 (July 2, 1993)-
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"Sanibel and Captiva Islands."

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JANUARY SUNRISE/SUNSET: 7:18 5:53 7:18 5:54 7:18 5:55 7:18 5:56 7:18 5:57 7:18 5:57 7:18 5:58 VOL. 21, NO. 29 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA JANUARY 10, 2014 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FT MYERS, FL PERMIT #5718 Postal Customer ECRWSS Read Us Online at Sanibel Fun Fest Seeks Teams For Sand Castle Building CompetitionAs part of the three-day Sanibel Fun Fest at The Community House, local groups have an opportunity to learn the art of sand sculpting and compete in the sand castle building competition. Any organization or group is encouraged to form a team, sign up and take part.continued on page 34 Pet Palooza Is This SaturdayThe Royal Shell Companies, Tahitian Gardens merchants and Pets du Soleil Photograhy will host Pet Palooza in support the Gulf Coast Humane Society (GCHS) on Saturday, January 11. The GCHS will bring some dogs looking for new homes to Tahitian Gardens, 1975 Periwinkle Way, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a meet-and-greet. If you are a pet owner, Pets du Soleil Photography will be on site with a climatecontrolled photography trailer set up for pet portraits. K-Nine Connections Life Center and Academy Kennels will be available to talk to owners about pet training and provide an agility course for pets to try. If the weather is hot, there will be doggie pools for the pups. Activities run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For safety reasons, all pets must be on leashes. There is no admission charge, but donations are appreciated and a portion of the days proceeds benefit the Gulf Coast Humane Society. For a list of the shelters needs, visit Throughout season, The Royal Shell Companies hosts several meet-and-greet events with the GCHS. One of master builder Mark Masons worksSmooth Jazz Sounds At Schein Hall On Saturday NightInternationally renowned jazz musicians, the Rossano Sportiello/ Nicki Parrott/ Eddie Metz Trio featuring Harry Allen, will perform in BIG ARTS Schein Hall on Saturday, January 10 at 8 p.m. The group will lead a journey through the masterpieces of The Great American Songbook, featuring popular music of the s, s and s, interpreted according to the idioms of classic jazz improvisation. Sportiello (pianist, composer and arranger), Parrott (vocalist and string bass player) and Metz (drummer) will be joined by Swing Bros. recording artist Harry Allen on tenor continued on page 35 The Rossano Sportiello/Nicki Parrott/Eddie Metz Trio Tony Award-Winning Musical Opens At Herb Strauss TheaterWhat happens after happily ever after? Find out in the Tonyaward winning musical, Into The Woods, opening at BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater on January 10 at 8 p.m. The Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine beloved musical is a retelling of classic Grimm stories. Audiences will be enraptured as a childless baker and his wife attempt to lift a family curse by journeying into the woods. During their journey, the couple encounter Rapunzel, Cinderella, Jack (of Beanstalk infamy) and Little Red Riding Hood. Follow along as these iconic characters tell a new cautionary tale about the responsibility of having your wishes come true. The fairy tale themed show features one of the largest casts ever to perform at Herb Strauss Theater, including Trey Compton (Jack), Anne Chamberlain (Cinderella), Elizabeth Urbanczyk (Witch), John Ramsey (Baker), Cloe Sabin (Bakers Wife), Jessica Humphrey (Little Red Riding Hood), continued on page 40 Sue and Betsy are examples of the pets you can meet at the next Pet Palooza at Tahitian Gardens


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 10, 20142 Island Seniors, Inc. At The Center 4 LifeStart out the new year by joining the Center 4 Life. Meet your friends or make some new. Browse through the activities listed then stop by the center to sign up. Bridge Monday and Wednesday at 1 p.m. Cost is $2.50 for members and $5 for non-members. Prizes are awarded. Hand and Foot Tuesday at 1 p.m. Cost is $2.50 for members and $5 for non-members. Prizes are awarded. Canasta Tuesday at 1 p.m. Cost is $2.50 for members and $5 for nonmembers. Prizes are awarded. Mahjongg Thursday at 1 p.m. Cost is $2.50 for members and $5 for nonmembers. Prizes are awarded. iPad and iPhone Classes with instructor Ronda Seifer Walis, Tuesday and Thursday, 9 to 11 a.m. Cost is $60 per session for members and $90 for non-members. Class size limited to four. You must provide your own iPad/iPhone. iPad Introduction February 4 and 6. iPad Intermediate January 14 and 16 and February 11 and 13. iPhone Intermediate January 21 and 23 and February 18 and 20. Page Turners with Ann Rodman If you are not on the Page Turners list, and wish to be, email annrodman@aol. com or contact the Center 4 Life. The next selection for Wednesday, February 12 at 2:30 p.m. is My 92 Years on Sanibel by Francis Bailey. AARP Safe Driving Classes Thursdays, January 23 and 30 and March 20 and 27, 1 to 4 p.m. Classes are held in the Center 4 Life building on Library Way. Cost is $20 with a $5 discount for AARP members. Taking the class makes you eligible for an auto insurance discount. Register by calling Ed VanderHey at 292-4012. You need not be a member of the Island Seniors to attend. Caloosahatchee Oxbow and Riverlore Cruise Sunday, February 9. This 2.5-hour adventure begins by going through the WP Franklin Lock in Olga and through the meanders of the historic upriver Caloosahatchee. Follow the river back in time when a waterfall served as the headwaters of the Caloosahatchee and settlers braved living in the wilderness. The tour is guided by Rae Ann Wessel, a river researcher, long-time river advocate, historian and SCCF natural resource policy director. Cruise is aboard the 47-passenger Manatee Rover pontoon boat departing at 1 p.m. from the WP Franklin Lock and Dam off SR 80 in Olga and returning by 3:30 p.m. Cost is $35 for members, $40 for non-members. Costume World Trip Monday, January 27. Guided tour of the incredible costumes at Costume World. Sitdown lunch, story of the costumes and live Cabaret show. If you love Broadway musicals, this is the trip for you. Cost is $89 for members and $99 for non-members. Transportation is included. Contact the center to sign up. Tuesday Kayaking January 14, 21 and 28 at 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, sun lotion, bug spray, sunglasses, hat, and change of clothing. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Advance registration is required. Fitness Classes are available and all ages are welcome. Members pay $3.50 per class, visitors $6. Island Seniors annual membership is $20. Sanibel Recreation Center members must show their membership cards to attend. Happy Hour Fitness Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8 a.m. This class aims to keep brains fit and heart, lungs and muscles strong with a combination of aerobics and muscle conditioning exercises and balance. Hand weights, stretch cords, and body weight will be used. Silvia Villanueva is the instructor. 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 muscles, improve core strength and balance. Mahnaz Bassiri is the instructor. Gentle Yoga 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. Kris Brown is the instructor. Chair Yoga Tuesday and Thursday at 11 a.m. This class does all of its exercises using a chair. It is designed to stretch tone and strengthen while improving flexibility, proper alignment and circulation. It meets the needs of varying experience levels. Bring a towel. Kris Brown is the instructor. 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3 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 10, 2014 Sanibel Red Kettle Campaign A Success by Jeff LysiakThe Salvation Armys Red Kettle Campaign on Sanibel garnered donations that were better than expected in 2013, collecting $25,369. throughout the holiday season. According to Clint Parsons, volunteer area coordinator for The Salvation Army on Sanibel, last years Red Kettle Campaign which ran from the day before Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve generated nearly the same amount ($25,574) as the year prior. I thought we would be down a little bit more, but we were off only a few hundred bucks, said Parsons. So it really wasnt a bad season for us. On Sanibel, The Salvation Army had two collection sites one at Baileys General Store and one at Jerrys Market where 30 to 40 bell ringers worked two-hour shifts, seven days a week throughout the campaign. Parsons also credited The Salvation Armys volunteers for another outstanding campaign. We have to give credit to our volunteer bell ringers, who do an incredible job each and every year, he said. And we thank our donors for a very successful year. According to the website, contributions from the Red Kettle Campaign allow the organization to fund a number of programs, including providing food, shelter, toys, counseling and more to millions of Americans in need. Historical Village To Hold First Twilight TalkThe Sanibel Historical Village will hold its first Twilight Talk of the season from 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, January 16. The speakers will be Richard Johnson and Mary Mead Bailey Johnson. Representing the third generation of ownership and operation of Baileys General Store, Mary Mead, as her family knows her, is one of Francis P. Bailey Jr.s five children. She grew up on Sanibel with her family, dogs, cats and birds. The Homestead, sometimes called the Green House, was her family home and she has many memories of growing up on Sanibel. Mary Mead graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a degree in marine technology and the University of North Florida with a degree in environmental science. A relatively new addition to the community, Richard arrived on Sanibel just after Hurricane Charley, giving him an opportunity to see the island at one of its worst points, but the community itself at one of its best. Since then, he says, the island bug has bitten him (in addition to the no see ums). He is involved in the Sanibel community through various nonprofits. Richard graduated from Jacksonville University Davis School of Business with a degree in business management. The cost for the lecture is $5; free for museum members. Tickets must be paid for and picked up prior to the event. Seating is limited. Tickets are available in the old Baileys General Store in the village during museum hours, Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. To reserve seats or for more information, call museum manager Emilie Alfino at 472-4648. The other scheduled Twilight Talks are: February 26 Betty Anholt, the islands historian March 19 Kristie Anders, SanibelCaptiva Conservation Foundation April 9 Deborah Gleason, chair, Sanibel Historic Preservation Committee The village is located at 950 Dunlop Road (next to BIG ARTS). Admission is $10 for adults 18 and older; those under 18 and members are free. Docent-guided tours are available at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at no extra charge, based upon docent availability. There is handicap access to all buildings. Admission for entrance to the gift shop only is free. For information, call 472-4648 during business hours or visit www.sanibelmuseum. org. Captiva Community Panel To MeetThe Captiva Community Panel will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 14, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Cone Rooms in Chadwicks Square at South Seas Island Resort. This meeting is open to all interested islanders and the public. Among the agenda items: Update on the community survey and Captiva Plan update workshop schedule. Discussion on property tax and appraisal issues. Captiva Erosion Prevention District update. Captiva Fire District update. Hurricane Preparedness and Response Committee update. Other business as necessary. Public participation is invited and encouraged. The next Captiva Community Panel meeting will tentatively be February 11. Information and background documents are available online at Whats Happening At The House In 2013-2014 Telephone: (239) 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 To enrich community spirit through educational, cultural and social gatherings in our historic Community House. The SCA is a 501c 3 Organization.Follow Us On Facebook Mentalist Dinner ShowJanuary 17 $50/member; $60/guestShredding DayJanuary 18 9-noon $5 CLASSESComplimentary Shell CraftingLesson: Monday 10 am -Noon Crafts on sale Mon.-Fri. until 3 pmPaint Your PetJan. 14, 3:30pm $40/member; $45 guestsEtched GlassJan. 21 2pm $25/member; $30/guestOptimize Your HealthJan. 15 1-3pm Public Service Energy WorkshopPainting with SissiTuesday 10 amSanctioned Duplicate BridgeTuesday at 1 pm; $8Single at 50 plusJan. 21 10 amSissis Paint PartyJan. 22 7 pm $40 members; $45 guestsYogaMon & Thurs 8:30 am; $15ZumbaTues & Thurs 10 am; $15 FunFest Whitney Wolanin LIVEJan. 24 Fundraising Concert 6 piece orchestra $200 Series VIP $75 General Seating (cant make the date? buy the tickets and donate to a less fortunate family) Jan. 25* Entertainment Jan. 26* Band & Car Show *Bring your own chairs or blanketsPolynesian LuauSat., Jan. 25 6-9pm Adults: $50; Kids under 12: $25Thanks to: Chicos/Sanibel Captiva Trust Co./ Suncoast Bev. Sales/ Wilbur Smith Law Firm Times of the Islands/Sanctuary Golf Club The Condominium Associations of Sanibel, Inc. CASI BreakfastwithCity Manager Judie Zimomra Sponsored by American Gallery HomesFriday, January 24th Clubhouse at The Sanctuary8:00 a.m. Registration 8:30 Breakfast Bu et 9-10 Speaker$15 for condominium owners $25 all othersFor reservations call 334-2138 or e-mail by Wed., Jan. 22nd ENDLESS TRAILS STABLES ENDLESS TRAILS STABLES GUIDED HORSEBACK TRAIL RIDING IN FLORIDA WOODLANDS GUIDED HORSEBACK TRAIL RIDING IN FLORIDA WOODLANDS 19201 Matt Road, N. Fort Myers, FL 33917 (239) 731-3265 (239) 731-3265 Trick pony parties Trick pony parties for the kids for the kids with with Jules the trick Arabian Jules the trick Arabian Misty Misty and and Majik Majik trick trick miniature horses for any miniature horses for any event or holiday event or holiday


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 10, 20144 The Year of Creeping Changeby Barbara Joy Cooley, president, Committee of the IslandsA year ago, I wrote a commentary called When the Small Becomes Big: Incremental Change on Sanibel (published December 14, 2013). In it, I described the several factors that make it unlikely for major changes to happen on Sanibel. The island is almost at build-out, much habitat has been restored, and the Peoples Choice charter amendments were passed. While these things seem to preclude much major change and thats a good thing small changes are still possible. And small changes can accumulate, eventually resulting in a big change. At this one-year point since that commentary, its time to check in: Have small changes started to accumulate? The answer, unfortunately, is yes. And the changes have come in the form of zoning variances from our Land Development Code being granted with ever-increasing frequency. Lets take a look at this trend. As part of its regulatory responsibilities, the Sanibel Planning Commission reviews and decides on zoning variances. By law, there are seven standards that must be met in order for the Planning Commission to legally grant a variance. This is as it should be because variances are, after all, excused violations of the Land Development Code. Lately, five of the seven planning commissioners have failed to see that these standards are met before deciding to vote to grant a variance. Committee of the Islands board members have spoken at these planning commission meetings about the need to meet these legal standards for variances. Two of the commissioners generally do apply these legal standards; however, the other five commissioners generally do not. While these inappropriately granted variances may not be individually significant, the result over time is a weakening of the Sanibel Plan and Land Development Code because these variances have a cumulative effect. The Seven Standards Here are the seven standards (contained in section 82-140 of the Sanibel Land Development Code): (1) A literal enforcement of the particular regulation would result in undue and unnecessary hardship to a property owner because the particular shape, size, location or topography of a lot or parcel, or of a structure thereon, would cause practical difficulties that would deprive the owner of reasonable use and enjoyment of such lot or parcel in the same manner as other properties similarly situated. (2) That the special conditions relate to unusual conditions peculiar to the specific lot or parcel or relate to special conditions of the structure involved, and are not generally applicable to other lands or structures similarly situated. (3) That the special conditions and circumstances do not result from actions taken by the applicant or proposed by the applicant, and are not otherwise self-imposed. (4) That the applicant has taken all reasonable steps to mitigate or eliminate the requested variance by the acquisition of adjacent lands or the relocation or redesign of the structure involved. (5) That the development or use of the subject parcel in some other manner than that proposed, in accordance with the applicable requirements, is not feasible. (6) That the requested variance will not be adverse to the developed neighborhood scheme and will not adversely affect the plan and scheme set forth in this Land Development Code, and will not cause the proposed development to be inconsistent with the Sanibel Plan nor adverse to the health, safety and general welfare of the community. (7) That the variance granted is the minimum necessary to mitigate the hardship demonstrated. Succinctly said, the variance must only be used to address a hardship that is not brought on the applicant by himself; rather, the hardship must be one that is incumbent with the property and its peculiarities and characteristics, preventing the reasonable use or development of the property. Also, the extent of the variance should be as small as possible just enough to address the hardship. Whats happening? In reality, what is happening now is that pretty much everyone that applies for a variance is granted that variance usually in a 5 to 2 vote of the Planning Commission. The granting of those variances has resulted in more variance applications being made. That trend needs to stop. We need Planning Commissioners who will grant variances only in the rare instances when they are warranted, because doing otherwise will result in an erosion of the Sanibel Plan and Land Development code. To keep Sanibel special, small changes must be controlled. Creeping, incremental change... it could be a problem. Or it could be positive, such as with the implementation of the Dark Skies rule on Sanibel. The outdoor lighting which is still not compliant with this rule must be changed during the next year (prior to January 1, 2015), according to the Sanibel code. For example, lights that shine upward on a sign or faade must be changed to lights that shine downward instead, to reduce light pollution at night. The changing continued on page 6 Sanibel Antique Shows2014 Show Date January 11th & 12thSanibel Community House2173 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, Florida 33957 Hours: Saturday 10am 5pm Sunday 11am 5pm There will be a silver appraisal service both days. Proceeds donated to the Sanibel Community House. There will also be two $25.00 gift certi cates drawn each day. An antiquing adventure in paradise.Renate B. Taylor Promoter P.O. Box 50880 Fort Myers, FL 33994Two days of shopping fun for $6.00. Please bring this ad to receive $1.00 o admission. 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ISLAND SUN JANUARY 10, 20146 CASI Kick-Off Breakfast With Mayor Ruanesubmitted by Sonja Smith SuitorMore than 100 people gathered at The Sanctuary recently to hear Sanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane explain city councils three, recently adopted goals for the coming year. The event was CASIs (Condominium Associations of Sanibel, Inc.) annual kick-off breakfast. One of city councils goals is to continue to build financial stability. Specifically, council has been working to retire long term debt, to build up reserves and to identify policies that adequately track and better evaluate potential revenue. Because of such policies, council has been able to hold tax rates at the same level for the seven years Ruane has been on the council. The mayor pointed out that for every dollar paid in property taxes to the county, only 12 cents comes back to the city to fund expenses, another three cents goes to retire city debt. Sanibel intends to provide needed services while living within a carefully considered budget. The need for reserves became clear after Hurricane Charley when the city had to borrow $15 million for restoration. At that time, the city only had $2 million in reserves. Today the city has $20 million in reserves. Council is exploring the re-instatement of revenue sharing from causeway tolls. A second goal of city council is to develop a workable plan to encourage commercial district redevelopment. City council and the planning commission Steve Mackesy, Island Management, and Aaron Pruss, Becker and Poliakoff CASI board: Dick Weiss, Mariner Pointe; Tennisplace President Lee Schaff; Mary Nelson, Beachcomber; CASI and Somerset President Linda Naton; Oceans Reach Board Member Dru Doyle; Mayor Kevin Ruane; CASI Executive Director Sonja Smith Suitor Jim Harvey, Tom Annesley, Rudy Faust of Captains Walk, Elizabeth Rumbarger of Island Management Dina Craig and Andy Boyle, Oceans Reach; Lee Ellen Harder, BIGARTS; Dru Doyle, Oceans Reach From page 4Creeping Changeof each light fixture is a small, seemingly insignificant change. But add up all these small changes, and it will be even easier to see the Milky Way at night. Sanibel is one of the few remaining places where that is possible. The power of incremental change over time is often underestimated. So we must be mindful of those small changes, and keep them positive. Thats how we can keep Sanibel special now and in the future. To read our past commentaries on island issues, visit We invite your input on this and other issues affecting our islands. Send us an email at, or visit Committee of the Islands on Facebook. Available at:Sanibel Art & Frame 630 Tarpon Rd. Sanibel 395-1350 Two Islands Gallery Chadwicks Square Captiva 472-7633www.ikkimatsumoto.comIkki Matsumoto Prints & PostersFancy-Footed Booby Island Winds CoiffuresHAIR SALON FOR WOMEN & MEN 695 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel Promenade 472-2591"Let us Pamper You!"LINDA MARISA JEANNE JOSEPHINE FEATURING FACIAL THREADING BY JOSEPHINE FEATURING FACIAL THREADING BY JOSEPHINE( b btnf) NEW CUSTOMERS ALWAYS WELCOME!Featuring Manicures Pedicures Cuts Color Perms 1628 Periwinkle Way 472-2893 Heart of the Islands, SanibelOpen Daily at 10am D ai l y at 10a m e m 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 Ask about our Sewing Machine Rental Program! Ask about our Sewing Machine Rental Program! STOP IN ON THURSDAY TO CREATE A MAKEITANDTAKEIT BEAD BRACELET SOUVENIR! STOP IN ON THURSDAY TO CREATE A MAKEITANDTAKEIT BEAD BRACELET SOUVENIR!Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email


7 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 10, 2014want to ensure the stability and future success of the islands existing mix of retail and office spaces. The citys redevelopment emphasis began in 2010 with the resort redevelopment effort which was intended to encourage renovation and redevelopment in the resort housing district, where most condominiums are located. The current commercial district work plan will continue to examine whether modifications are needed in the Land Development Code to maintain the Sanibel Plan while allowing progress and fairness. As part of the commercial redevelopment project, council is looking at a civic core concept. BIG ARTS, the Sanibel Community Association and the Center 4 Life are all considering expansion. The city hosted a series of conversions between those organizations to explore the possibility of a shared campus that would also encompass the library and city hall. Such a plan might maximize resources for meeting and event space, shared roadway and bike path access, and better traffic flow in the area. While the stakeholders would fund their own building costs, the city is pursuing grants for some of the funds it would need to enable connectivity and shared parking between these venues. This project would only move ahead if approved by Sanibel voters in a referendum. The third council goal is water quality and quantity. Significant degradation of gulf water quality happened again this summer because rain in South Florida was 70 percent above average. Degradation of water and beaches from various sources are becoming more frequent, more damaging and more costly. There are three solutions for improving gulf water quality. Lake Okeechobee releases must better address the health of the estuaries. Septic systems along the Caloosahatchee basin and in Lee County must be functional and non-polluting. Responsible, science-based fertilizer use must be commonly practiced. Working with fellow committee members in the Metropolitan Planning Organization and as chair of the Lee County Tourist Development Council, the mayor built a coalition of local mayors and officials to join together in petitioning regional, state and federal officials for specific performance on water quality. While protecting the environment is a high priority, the city found that partners were even more energized when they considered the regional economic impact of poor water quality. In testifying before the Senate Select Committee several times and discussing the issue with the governor and federal elected officials, thecontinued on page 27 Mayor Kevin Ruane and Julie Smith, Sanibel Siesta Bruce Peterson, manager and Lee Olson, president of Pointe Santo Blake DeVitt and Linda Naton, Somerset; Tammy LoVecchio, Gulfshore Insurance Hot Topics LuncheonThe Sanibel League of Women Voters will host its second Hot Topics luncheon and speaker on Tuesday, January 14 at Sundial Resort beginning with registration at 11:30 a.m., the luncheon at noon and the speaker at 12:45 p.m. Charles Stewart III, a professor at MIT who has studied the history of voting patterns across America, will deliver the address and lead the discussion on Florida and the voting wars. He is the Kenan Sahin distinguished professor of political science at MIT, where he has taught since 1985. His research and teaching areas include congressional politics, elections and American political development. His current research about Congress touches on the historical development of committees, party leadership and senate elections. Since 2001, Stewart has been a member of the Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, a leading research effort that applies scientific analysis to questions about election technology, election administration and election reform. He is currently the MIT director of the project. He is an established leader in the analysis of the performance of election systems and the quantitative assessment of election performance. Stewart has been recognized at MIT for his undergraduate teaching, being named to the second class of MacVicar Fellows in 1994, awarded the Baker Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, and was the recipient of the Class of 1960 Fellowship. Since 1992, he has served as housemaster of McCormick Hall, along with his spouse, Kathryn Hess. Stewart received his BA in political science from Emory University, and SM and PhD from Stanford University. Reservations are required and can be made by emailing Ellen ONeill, program chair, at The cost is $25 per person, payable at the door or by check to LWV, P.O. Box 1194, Sanibel, FL 33957. Professor Charles Stewart III


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INSIDE CITY HALL ISLAND SUN JANUARY 10, 201410 Periwinkle Pines Stakeholder In Civic Core Plan?by Jeff LysiakDuring the first city council meeting of the new year, the conceptual plan for the proposed civic core master plan on Sanibel was discussed, including the suggestion that representatives from the Periwinkle Pines subdivision be included as a stakeholder in the planning process. Back in November, architect Henry Woodroffe outlined a plan that would consolidate BIG ARTS, the Sanibel Historical Museum & Village, Center 4 Life and The Community House onto a 25-acre site along with city hall, the Sanibel Public Library and the public works department. At last months council meeting, several residents spoke in opposition of the civic core conceptual plan. Fay Carney called the idea of moving The Community House off Periwinkle Way outrageous while also opposing the destruction of the Herb Strauss Theater. All that has been talked about so far is a concept, Mayor Kevin Ruane said on December 3, further explaining that the city has looked at 12 designs for the project. He also called objections to the concept premature, since nothing has been decided yet. On Tuesday, Ruane updated his fellow council members on progress with civic core discussions. He said that in addition to a meeting with stakeholders and city department managers, he met with the chiefs of Sanibels police and fire departments, who voiced minor concerns with the conceptual plan presented. The next steps, were going to look at drainage, traffic, density and intensity, and how this fits in with the Sanibel Plan, said Ruane, who noted that he will meet with the city manager and some of the non-profits to discuss further details related to the civic core. Until we actually have a conceptual plan, I dont know how we can even talk about this, he said. Vice Mayor Doug Congress suggested that staff create a flow chart with bullet points, as had been done with the transit in public parks alternative transportation study at the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, so people may better understand the life cycle of this process. Councilman Mick Denham also suggested that Periwinkle Pines be included as a stakeholder in the civic core planning process. Ruane indicated that any action that officially added a stakeholder should be done when the entire council was present. In light of Jim Jennings absence, that proposal was tabled until the February 4 meeting. During public comment on the subject, resident Karen Storjohann offered that the council walk around to the other side of the table and look at the potential negatives with the civic core proposal. She also voiced her opposition to moving The Community House from its historical lot on Periwinkle Way. Periwinkle Pines spokesman Ed Hancock agreed with the suggestion of being included among the plans stakeholders, praising that decisions on the matter arent being done by five guys in a back room its a well thought out concept. Former council member Peter Pappas supported the idea of keeping the development of the civic core plan relegated to city staff and stakeholders until it becomes fully developed. To present the concept to the public prematurely might result in the plan being lost before we can properly define its merits. Im satisfied as a citizen that Ill be able to add my input when the time comes, added Pappas. In other business: Ruane read a proclamation declaring January 17 as Arbor Day in the State of Florida, then presented it to long-time island vegetation committee member Berdenna Thompson. Thompson thanked the council for recognizing the annual celebration, and noted that this years Arbor Day ceremony at The Sanibel School will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 31. Recently passed island pioneer Francis Bailey will be honored with the planting of a new slash pine on the schools grounds. Denham told the council that he has had discussions with two hoteliers who suggested that they would like to redevelop their properties, but are hampered by the restrictions in the citys Land Development Code related to maximum room size. Both would prefer a 600-square-foot room size, which would require modifying the ordinance. Denham requested that city staff bring back a report investigating whether redevelopment that would allow build-back of larger rooms, but would not increase lot coverage, would be feasible. Barry Alan Roth, coordinator of the citys annual New Years Eve Celebration, reported that 429 people attended this years festivities, with 60 to 70 volunteers working the event. He also called the fundraiser for the citys Recreation Center Financial Assistance Program a labor of love. Final figures of money raised at the event will be presented at Februarys council meeting. Three Planning Commissioners Reappointedby Jeff LysiakThe Sanibel City Council reappointed the three current members of the planning commission Chuck Ketteman, Tom Krekel and Berdenna Thompson receives the proclamation officially naming January 17 as Arbor Day in Florida from Sanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane photo by Jeff Lysiak continued on page 35 Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2014 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. 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11 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 10, 2014 Document Shredding DayThe Sanibel Community Association (SCA) will again be hosting a drive to shred your unneeded documents and papers on Saturday, January 18 between 9 a.m. and noon at The Community House. The new year is the perfect time to organize your home or office. Its also the perfect time to destroy the sensitive documents you no longer need. With identity theft a growing problem, you should securely dispose of unwanted financial and personal files so they dont end up in the wrong hands. But, if the thought of tediously hand-feeding piles of personal papers into your home shredder makes it tough to get motivated, then the perfect solution is to let someone else shred it for you safely and quickly. Bring documents such as bank statements, credit cards receipts, old checks, income tax returns or anything that contains personal information, and the professionals at Secure Shredding, Inc. will take it from there. There is a fee of $5 for one or two boxes per car. If you have more boxes, an additional donation is requested. All proceeds go to The Community House operating fund so additional donations are appreciated. For more information, visit online at or call 472-2155. The Secure Shredding truck will be on site Coalition Speaker To Address Democratic ClubOn Thursday, January 16 at 7 p.m., Grey Torrico, detention and enforcement organizer, will address the Democratic Club of the Islands at the Sanibel Public Library, 770 Dunlop Road. The meeting is free and open to the public.Torrico was born in Chile and brought to the United States at the age of 7. Growing up in Naples, Florida, she became aware of how harsh the treatment of immigrants was in the area. In 2008, while at the University of Florida, she founded CHISPAS, a student-led organization that united immigrant youth, both legal and undocumented, and helped those who were also in a fight for justice. Through this, Torrico became involved with the DREAM (Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors) Act, and young undocumented youth throughout the state. She graduated in 2009 with a bachelor of arts in political science and Spanish with a certificate in Latin American studies.continued on page 13 Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy & Pilates Phone # 239-395-5858 7am-9pm 7 days a week (Summer hours vary) 239-395-1919Hours: 8am-5pm Monday-Saturday Phone # 239-472-5777 Showroom Hours: 8am-4pm Monday-Friday Phone # 239-472-1101Administrative 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 Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or


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, 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 For more information call 239-472-5317 or email CAPTIVA CHAPEL BY THE SEA: The Rev. George E. Morris Services every Sunday 11 a.m. November 10, 2013 thru April 27, 2014 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. NEW SANIBEL CHURCH, SBC Join us for worship Sunday mornings in the Sandpiper Room of The Sundial Beach Resort Hotel. 9 a.m. Bible Fellowship and 10 a.m. Worship. For information call 239671-5502. SANIBEL COMMUNITY CHURCH 1740 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, 472-2684 Dr. Daryl Donovan, Senior Pastor Sunday Worship Hours:8 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 Serivce, 9 and 11 a.m. Full Service, with Sunday School and Nursery Care provided. Elevator access. ST. ISABEL CATHOLIC CHURCH:continued on page 16ISLAND SUN JANUARY 10, 201412 C D with this ad 10 % OFF ENTIRE PURCHASE 239.437.4555 On your way to Costco, stop by and visit us next to Jasons Deli On your way to Costco, stop by and visit us next to Jasons Deli Resort wear | Cruise wear | Elegant casual Florida wear Resort wear | Cruise wear | Elegant casual Florida wear Escapada, Match Point, Before and again, Zen Knits, Barbara Gerwitz, Donna Morgan Escapada, Match Point, Before and again, Zen Knits, Barbara Gerwitz, Donna Morgan Thyme body and lotions Thyme body and lotions Internationally acclaimed artist Ikki Matsumoto was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1935 to a well-known Japanese cartoonist and childrens book illustrator, Katsuji Matsumoto. He was the second child of seven and could not remember a time in his life when he wasnt drawing. Art was in his blood from the very start. He died just one day shy of his 79th birthday. In 1955, Ikki came to the United States and met his wife, Polly (Adamson) Matsumoto, while studying at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, where he was studying under world renowned artist Charlie Harper. His talents led him to embark on a career in commercial art, newspaper advertising design and textbook illustrations. He had a two-volume book published by Rand McNally and later illustrated the bestseller The Joy of Cooking. In 1985, Nancy Reagan commissioned him to design an Easter egg that is now part of the permanent collection in the Smithsonian. Ikki and his family moved to Sanibel Island, Florida in 1975 and he channeled the beautiful scenery of the island into his artistry. His colorful works of native birds and animals captured the essence of a southern Florida style with his unique Japanese flair. Ikki is survived by his wife Polly, two sons, Bin and Tai (Bonita), and a daughter, Amy. He was also blessed with six grandchildren. Family and friends around the world will always remember him for his internal light, his talent, and his love. A public memorial will be held on Thursday, February 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers, Florida, 10091 McGregor Boulevard. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Hope Hospice In loving memory of Ikki Matsumoto to 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908 or contact Barbara Brown at 1-800-835-1673, or to the Alliance for the Arts at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL 33919. OBITUARY IKKI MATSUMOTO 2014 Island Bible StudyAn Eight-week Bible Study onFirst PeterMonday Nights, January 13 March 3, 2014 7:00 8:30 p.m. At Sanibel Community Church1740 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island How can a follower of the Lord Jesus make it to the end? is little letter was written to provide answers... and hope.Please contact Dave and Jinny Kelby (239-472-2432 or 715-222-7130) or Jack and Sonya May (239-579-0749 or 303-888-0707) to be a part of this exciting study.


13 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 10, 2014 NANCY ANN (GEBHARDT) BONSERNancy Ann (Gebhardt) Bonser, 80, of Sanibel, Florida and Bloomington, Indiana passed away Tuesday, December 31, 2013. She was born September 30, 1933 in Springfield, Ohio, the daughter of Carl and Edna Gebhardt. She graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1955 with a major in education and speech therapy, and was active in her sorority, Gamma Phi Beta. Growing up with a love of dance, Nancy continued dancing in college, performing in several Bowling Green modern dance productions. On July 3, 1955 she married Charles F. Bonser. Early in their marriage, Nancy taught speech therapy in North Carolina, Louisiana and Texas while Charles was in the air force. In 1959, they moved to Bloomington, Indiana. In Bloomington, she turned her love and energy to raising their children while also volunteering in the community and in the local schools. She especially enjoyed her work with special needs children in the schools. Nancy was also an important partner and support for Charles during his years as professor and dean at Indiana Universitys School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA), hosting many events for the school as well as visitors from around the world at their home, always with her bright smile. She was particularly involved with supporting the many programs the school conducted internationally. Nancy enjoyed her time traveling the world with friends and family, always eager to see new places and meet new people. She also took time volunteering in the local schools while living in Australia, England and France. Her favorite spot to relax, however, was Sanibel, Florida, which she and Charles first visited in 1965, and bought a home in 1974. On Sanibel, she enjoyed tap dancing, biking and attending performances at BIG ARTS. She was a member of PEO, active in her church and a volunteer at BIG ARTS. One of her greatest joys and blessings was being a grandmother to her four grandchildren. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Charles F. Bonser of Sanibel, Florida and Bloomington, Indiana; her daughter Catherine (Rob) Neal of Carmel, Indiana; her son Andrew (Heather) Bonser of Greenwood, Indiana; and her grandchildren Matt Neal, Meagan Neal, Emily Bonser and Jordan Bonser; her brother Carl (Sheila) Gebhardt of Duarte, Californai. She is preceded in death by her parents, son Jeffrey Aaron Bonser and brother Richard Gebhardt. Nancys beautiful smile and generous heart will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Celebration of life ceremonies will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 3 p.m. at Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ with a reception following at The Community House, and on Saturday, February 1 at the Indiana University Foundation in Bloomington, Indiana at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the following organizations important to Nancy: Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 or Barrier Island Group for the Arts (BIG ARTS), 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel, FL 33957. From page 11Coalition SpeakerWorking with the Soros Justice Fellowship at the Open Society Foundation in September, Torrico founded the Collier County Neighborhood Stories Project, a community initiative whose focus is to collect testimonies of immigrant communities in Southwest Florida. Torrico currently works in Collier County as the detention and enforcement organizer at the Florida Immigrant Coalition. She conducts bilingual training, workshops and presentations on issues of police abuse, protection and the complexities of the immigration detention system. Lee County Democrats, Progressive thinkers and all those concerned with immigration issues are welcom to attend. Call 395-9078 for more information or email CorrectionVivian Luise Stidham was born in Insko, Kentucky in 1923. Her family wishes to correct the year of birth submitted for an obituary in the Island Sun published January 3, 2014. OBITUARY St. Isabel Church To Host Life Line ScreeningSt. Isabel Church will host Life Line Screening, the nations largest provider of community-based preventive screenings, in order to help local residents identify their risk of stroke, vascular disease and osteoporosis before the catastrophic effects of these conditions can occur. The event is open to local residents and will be held on Tuesday, January 21. The conditions for which Life Line screens are considered silent killers because they often strike without warning. Symptoms are rarely present and if they are, they are generally subtle, almost unnoticeable. In fact, four out of five people who have had a stroke showed no apparent warning signs prior to their attack. Screenings will include: Carotid Artery painless, non-invasive Doppler ultrasound is used to visualize the carotid arteries, the arteries that bring blood to the brain. The majority of strokes are caused by plaque build-up in these arteries. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Ultrasound is used to visualize the abdominal aorta, the largest artery in the body, to measure the diameter of the aorta. This measurement can indicate if there is a weakening in the aortic wall which can cause a ballooning effect known as an aneurysm. Aneurysms can burst, which generally is fatal. Peripheral Arterial Disease PAD is also known as hardening of the arteries. Sufferers have a fourto six-fold increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Risk is evaluated through a measurement called the ankle brachial index, which is obtained by reading the systolic pressure in the ankle and arm. Osteoporosis Ultrasound is used to estimate the bone density of the heel. This can indicate if there is a reduction in bone density, which may indicate the presence of osteoporosis. The heel is used because it is similar in composition to the hip, where disabling fractures often occur. Atrial Fibrillation an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) that affects the atria or the upper chambers of the heart, is the most common form of sustained arrhythmia. Some 2.5 million Americans have been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation and for those over age 40, there is a one in four chance of developing the condition. To pre-register and to request more information about screenings, contact Life Line Screening at 800-324-9458 or visit to make an appointment. 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ISLAND SUN JANUARY 10, 201416 Molly Heuer and Charles Sobczak announce the marriage of their son Logan Heuer Sobczak to Lauren Ashley McLeod, the daughter of Leigh and Bob Simons and Pam and Larry McLeod, both of Sarasota/Bradenton. Vows were exchanged at the Bishop Planetarium in Bradenton on November 23, 2013. The couple met while both were attending the University of Florida, Gainesville. Sobczaks brother Blake and the brides sister Lindsay served as attendants. The couple honeymooned in Portland, Oregon. They live in Chicago, Illinois. Wedding Announcement Logan and Lauren Sobczak Next to Planet Fitness inMiners Plazaat the corner of McGregor Blvd. and GladiolusNowOpen Mondays!ClothingFurniture ArtworkCollectables ElectronicsMusic BooksHoliday ItemsLinensHome Dcor AppliancesKitchen Building Supplies Sporting Goods CommunityThrift Stor e CommunityThrift Stor e 225-652915501 Old McGregor Blvd., Suite 2, Fort Myers, FL 33908Now Open Monday Saturday from 9amto4pm Temple Bat Yam Has New RabbiTemple Bat Yam has announced that Rabbi Myra Soifer will assume the leadership of the congregation this month. Soifer was one of the first 10 women ordained as rabbi after Reform Judaism accepted them in 1972. Born in 1950 in Miami, Soifer attended Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, earned a master of arts in Hebrew Letters at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati in 1977 and was ordained there a year later. She served as student rabbi at the Jewish Community Center in Union City, Tennessee and at Temple Beth Shalom in Charlotte, North Carolina, before becoming assistant rabbi in New Orleans in 1978. She served Temple Sinai in Reno beginning in 1984 until she formally retired after 25 years there. Then she returned for a short time until the congregation hired a new full time rabbi last year. During Rabbi Soifers tenure, Temple Sinai completed a huge building expansion project and the congregation tripled in size. She has been very active in interfaith work and is considered an outstanding speaker. She created a group named Study Buddies, a forum for local clergy to meet and talk, and initiated a series of lectures on world religions. While Rabbi Soifers first Sabbath observance with Bat Yam will take place on January 17, her formal installation will occur later in February on a date to be announced. Rabbi Myra Soifer FISH Visitation ProgramThe FISH visitation program provides friendly visits for brief periods to those who would like some companionship in their own home environment. As some island elders or disabled people are no longer able to leave their homes, a shared cup of coffee while viewing favorite photos or reminiscing about the past can brighten the day and reduce social isolation. Some volunteers help by taking them shopping or to run errands. Others stay at the home for coffee and conversation. Lasting friendships have formed, and this program has proven to be rewarding to all those involved. By providing companionship and outreach, FISH of Sanibel-Captiva volunteers help relieve isolation and loneliness among older and disabled adults. In addition, FISH can also ensure they are receiving needed social and emotional support, and offer knowledge and access to community resources and services that may be of interest. Anyone interested in becoming a FISH volunteer may contact the Walk-In Center at 472-4775. From page 12Churches/Temples3559 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. Holy Days call. ST. MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS EPISCOPAL CHURCH: 2304 Periwinkle Way Rev. Dr. Ellen Sloan, Rector Saturday Eucharist 5 p.m. Sunday Eucharist 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Tuesday Morning Prayer 9 a.m. Wednesday Healing Eucharist 9 a.m. 1st Wednesday of the month 6 p.m. service followed by Potluck Supper. For more information call: 472-2173 or 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 Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email


17 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 10, 2014 Sundial WinterFest A Season of Celebration During 2014, Sundial Beach Resort has many reasons to celebrate The rst winter season open to the public in 5 years Three new restaurants for your dining pleasure Chef Criss Menassa & her culinary creations celebrating Gulf seafood Enhanced convention & catering services Awarded Best Full-Service Resort on Sanibel & Captiva Resort celebrations for every holidayDining & Entertainment Enjoy daily al fresco dining at Sea Breeze Caf with an all-day menu served until 10 pm or a Gulfview dining experience in Water view (Wednesday-Sunday from 5-10). At Turtles Beach & Pool Bar, casual diners can enjoy menu selections from 11-7 daily. Sample our All-You-Can-Eat poolside BBQ buet ev ery Saturday from 1-4. Enjoy live entertainment In Sea Breeze Caf every Friday and Saturday from 7-10 pm and at Turtles every Saturday from 2-5 pm. Visit for complete entertainment schedule. Professor To Be Guest Lecturer For Shared Scholar ProgramDr. Amy-Jill Levine will be the guest lecturer for the annual Shared Scholar Program this year, sponsored by Bat Yam Temple of the Islands, Captiva Chapel By The Sea, Sanibel Congregational First Church of Christ, St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church and the Sanibel Christian Science Church. The Shared Scholar program is supported by the Leo Rosner Foundation in honor of June Rosner. Levines lecture, entitled Jesus the Jewish Story-Teller, will take place on Sunday, January 26 at 2 p.m. in the sanctuary of the Sanibel Congregational Church. The public is welcome; there is no fee to attend. Levine is university professor of New Testament and Jewish studies, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter professor of New Testament studies, and professor of Jewish studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School and the College of Arts and Sciences. She holds a BA from Smith College, MA and PhD from Duke University, and honorary doctorates from the University of Richmond, the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, the University of North Carolina-Upstate, Drury University and Christian Theological Seminary. Levine has been awarded grants from the Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Council of Learned Societies. She has held office in the Society of Biblical Literature, the Catholic Biblical Association and the Association for Jewish Studies. With Mark Brettler of Brandeis University, she has edited The Jewish Annotated New Testament and with her Vanderbilt University colleague Douglas Knight, she has written The Meaning of the Bible: What The Jewish Scriptures and The Christian Old Testament Can Teach Us. She has recorded Introduction to the Old Testament,continued on page 43 Amy-Jill Levine Douglas Renfroe In Concert On SanibelOn Sunday, January 12, Douglas Renfroe, cantor and music director at Temple Bat Yam on Sanibel, will be heard in concert. The performance will be held at the Sanibel Congregational Church on Periwinkle Way at 3 p.m. The afternoon is sponsored and supported by Temple Bat Yam with a free will offering donation. Renfroe is an internationally acclaimed bass baritone who has served as cantor at Temple Bat Yam since 2001. His concerts throughout Europe and the United States have earned him recognition at major venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Washington Opera, Boston Opera, Sarasota Opera, the Edinburgh Festival, Westminster Abbey, Tel Aviv Lyric Opera and Columbia Artist Management. His theater credits include touring as Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof with performances in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Bulgaria and Vienna. He has created two equity theater companies and has appeared in three motion pictures. As a conductor, Renfroe has appeared at the Varna International Music Festival, the acclaimed Festival at Sea Music Series as well as locally at Barbara B. Mann, Naples Philharmonic and BIG ARTS. In addition to his tenure at Temple Bat Yam, he is the director of music and fine arts at Beach United Methodist Church on Fort Myers Beach. In 2010, he was appointed artistic director of the Voices of Naples, an auditioned choral ensemble. Sought after as a soloist and guest conductor, he will be performing in Quebec City from May through September with various orchestras. In addition, Renfroe will be returning as artist-in-residence at Trinity Cathedral in Quebec. continued on page 37 Douglas Renfroe


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 10, 201418 Sheepshead Are Now Added To The Mixed Bagby Capt. Matt MitchellFor non-stop action and a great mixed bag of fish, our winter fishing on shrimp is hard to beat. Catching 10 or more varieties of fish on a trip has been pretty standard and although most are on the smaller side of the slot, its great just to have bites every cast. Add to that, you just simply do not know what the next fish will be. Sheepshead really have started to show up in better numbers and with many more keepers in the mix than we have seen in the last month. Most deep mangrove channels and deeper docks with fast moving tide held good numbers of the tasty fish. For anglers looking to take home a good eating fish, sheepshead are at the top of the grocery list right now. Chunks of shrimp fished on jig heads or on a small hook with a split shot was the go-to rig. These fish take a little getting used to as they hit the bait fast and multiple times. Generally, when the line goes slack is when the fish has the bait in its mouth; wind tight and give them a few little pops of the rod tip to put the hook in their hard mouth. Although we have not really started to see the pre-spawn monsters, the little bit of cold weather in our future should really have this bite going off. Our big one of the week measured right at 18 inches. Minimum size on sheepshead is 12 inches and anglers are allowed a generous limit of 15 per person per day. Many places I targeted sheepshead this week held another winter staple of our area, black drum. This relative of the redfish has a slightly wider body and black and white stripes. As they grow larger, the stripes begin to fade. They dont fight quite as hard as their cousin, the redfish, size for size, but on light tackle a 5to 15-pound drum is a good fight and a fun fish to catch. What often surprises me is the large size of the black drum you catch while fishing with a small chunk of shrimp often intended for a sheepshead. Small black drum fillets are hard to distinguish from redfish; they even have the little red spots towards the tail section of the meat. As these fish get bigger though, they are five pounds. Trout fishing was also a pretty consistent bite this week though most of the trout caught seemed to be right at or just over the 15-inch slot. Most places that held trout also had good mixed bag action with jacks, Spanish mackerel and ladyfish. Deeper bays in the Ding Darling Refuge held big schools of trout. In deeper water, bouncing a shrimp on the bottom was the way to go while on shallower flats a popping cork caught more fish. Its been over a month since we had a big cold front come through (around Thanksgiving) that really cooled things off. Because of this, much of our usual winter fishing is just not quite in full swing. Usually by December, what we refer to as rat redfish (16to 20-inch reds), should be all over the narrow mangrove creeks where they spend the winter, but they have not showed up in the deep back country yet. The few times in the last month that tides have been high enough to target redfish out in the open bay on mangrove shorelines, the action has been really good. As soon as things really cool off, Im sure these redfish will make the move to these warmer sheltered creeks they call home all winter long. 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 Kathleen Smith from Boston with a black drum caught while fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell this week Send Us Your Fish TalesThe Island Sun would like to hear from anglers about their catches. 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19 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 10, 2014 CROW Case Of The Week: Turtle Hatchlingsby Patricia MolloyBaby care has always been a big part of what CROW does, but something unusual happened last month at the Sanibel wildlife clinic: Captive births. On October 15, a penisula cooter ( Pseudemys peninsularis) was admitted after being hit by a careless driver. Dr. Heather ordered radiographs of the patient to determine the extent of her injuries. Thats when it was discovered that the adult female was carrying 15 eggs. Found throughout peninsular Florida, peninsula cooters spend much of their time gliding through still and slow-moving fresh water or basking on slippery logs and sun-soaked rocks. In the wild, adult females construct nests consisting of three holes: one deep hole in which the mother lays most of her eggs and two, more shallow holes that are thought to be false nests. Only one or two eggs are laid in each false nests in what may be an attempt to distract predators from finding and destroying the entire brood. Unfortunately, the young mother admitted to CROW would not survive her injuries. Upon realized the gravity of the turtles condition, Dr. Heather performed emergency surgery to extract the tiny eggs. After the procedure, the staff filled a plastic container with sand, nestled the soft-shelled eggs uniformly in the granules, and placed them in a warm incubator. After several weeks, perfectly formed baby turtles began poking their heads out of the nest. Each newborn was quickly placed in a nearby tub to begin swimming lessons. The staff ensured that the baby cooters were sufficiently warm by placing a 250-watt red heating lamp above the tub. To promote healthy growth, the siblings were fed nutrient-rich food several times per day. Once all the eggs had hatched, plans were made to release the little hatchlings. The staff and students at CROW beamed with pride when the baby peninsula cooters were set free. What a joyous beginning to the new year. 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 PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit: A wildlife rehabilitator holds a two-day-old peninsula cooter. The oneto two-inch hatchlings will grow to be 12 to 16 inches. CROWs reptile room was turned into a maternity ward with 15 tiny turtle eggs 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 634 N. Yachtsman Drive 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 JANUARY 10, 201420 City Of Sanibel Vegetation CommitteeJoewood: The Sanibel City PlantFragrant. Star-flowered. Evergreen. Salt tolerant. Compact. Sound good? You can have it all with joewood (Jacquina keyensis.) Enjoy the fragrance of the star-shaped flowers, most pronounced when the flowers are most abundant in July and August, more subtly November through June. The flowers are ivory-white, rising in clusters at the ends of branches. The white petals spread wide when the flowers open. There is a pronounced difference between the male and female flowers, both appearing on the same plant. The fruit ripens in autumn, its tiny berries about 1/3 inch in diameter, orange-red and hard coated when fully ripe. Classified as a shrub or small tree, joewood is a slow growing native evergreen with many branches forming a compact round top. It grows in dry soil or silica sand in the immediate neighborhood of the shore or coast; its native range includes Southwest Florida, the Florida Keys and the Bahamas. Joewood can be seen in abundance on Silver Key with several specimens also in the city hall plantings. It is listed as a threatened species due to habitat loss and the lengthy amount of time required for a new plant to produce seed. Jacquina honors Nicholas Joseph von Jaquin who collected and cataloged many West Indian plants; keyensis for the Florida Keys, one of its habitats. By Resolution No. 89-117 (June 20, 1989) joewood was named the City Plant of Sanibel. The Natural Resources Department section of the citys website, www., offers information and photos of native plants, a listing of licensed contractors, Sanibels vegetation standards and codes, and the Environmental Reference Handbook prepared by the citys vegetation committee. The vegetation committee also offers free native plant tours of the grounds at city hall at 10 a.m. on the second Wednesday and fourth Saturday of the month from November to April. For more information, contact the Sanibel Natural Resources Department at 472-3700. Joewood fruit Joewood photos by Leann Beanland Joewood flowers Photo And Video Contest At The Slough PreserveThe Friends of the Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve 5th annual photo contest is under way. The deadline for submissions is January 31 at 3 p.m. Photos may have been taken at any time at the slough. Entry fee is $10 per photographer. Each photographer may submit up to three photographs. Photography categories are plants, animals, open, altered, and youth under 17. A new category for a three-minute video has been added this year, called Your View of the Slough. The contest is open to amateur photographers only. First prize in each category is a Lee County parking sticker for parking for one year at Lee County parks and boat ramps. (Check locations at www.leeparks. org ). Second and third place winners will receive a certificate for the Friends Corner Store at the Interpretive Center. Rules and entry information are available at the Interpretive Center at the slough and online at Awards will be presented the Interpretive Center at 10:30 a.m. February 22. Winning photos and videos will be displayed at the Interpretive Center and will be used for publicity and/ or merchandise in the Friends Corner store. Entries can be dropped off at the Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve Interpretive Center, 7791 Penzance Boulevard in Fort Myers. For more information, call 533-7557 or visit www. Hortoons Read us online at


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ISLAND SUN JANUARY 10, 201422 Redfish The Topic Of Sanibel Fishing Club Meetingsubmitted by Charles SobczakOn Tuesday, January 14, the Sanibel Island Fishing Club will be holding its first monthly meeting of the new year. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the north room of The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. The featured speakers will begin their presentation at 7 p.m. sharp. There is no admission charge for the event and the angling public is cordially invited to attend. Pizza and refreshments will be available at a nominal charge. The speakers are Sarah Walters, a research marine biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and Capt. Jimmy Burnsed, Jr. of the Santiva Fishing Team. The presentation will focus on one the most popular inshore and near-shore game fish in Southwest Florida, redfish (aka Red drum). Walters is presently completing an indepth two year research study into the life cycle of this amazing fish, from spawning to its juvenile growth in the estuaries and finally its migration into the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico, where mature redfish can reach sizes approaching onehundred pounds. For the second part of the presentation, Burnsed will address the various fishing techniques he uses for catching these exciting game fish. He has been fishing in the waters surrounding Sanibel and Captiva since he was a boy and is considered one of the premier fishing guides in Southwest Florida. This particular presentation will combine the science of a specific fishery with the art of catching the species and is a must attend for anyone interested in learning more about a local favorite, for both spinning and fly fishing anglers. Redfish are known for their tailing in the summer and fall and are a light tackle favorite in the backwaters of Charlotte, Lee and Collier counties. The Sanibel Island Fishing Club meets monthly through season and sponsors several group outings as well as lending support for various fishing-related charities and organizations such as START, Lee Reefs and the Sanibel Sea School. For information on joining the club, contact Rol Campbell at 472-8994 or attend our next meeting. The club has been an active social club for more than 29 years on the island. To learn more about the club, and to view our fishing photos or to explore our fish recipe section, go to www.sanibelslandfishingclub. com. Captain Jimmy Burnsed, Jr. holding up a bull redfish Sarah Walters, marine biologist photo courtesy of FWC For the second year in a row, the Burg Family Christmas turned into a shark tale. Posing with the shark they reeled-in are Caroline, Allison, Emily, Hannah and Will. The shark was caught near the Blue Dolphin Resort on Sanibel. Shark Caught The Burg family with their catch SCCF Conservation ForumThe Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) and the Everglades Foundation will host a free program at The Community House on Wednesday, January 29 at 6:30 p.m. featuring Dave Sackett, founding partner of The Tarrance Group, one of the most respected and successful Republican survey, research and strategy teams in American politics today. Sackett has an extensive background in campaign strategy, political media and message development, and demographic targeting. Refreshments at will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the program starts at 7 p.m. Sackett serves as the pollster and strategic consultant for over 30 Republican governors, U.S. senators, members of Congress, and state leaders, including House Speaker John Boehner, U.S. Senators Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire and Jon Barrasso of Wyoming, and governors Brian Sandoval of Nevada and Rick Snyder of Michigan. Sackett also served as a pollster for the Giuliani for President campaign and as a member of the polling team for President George W. Bushs re-election campaign.continued on page 31 S S Wbtntf Arbftb Mf Stbb, Ft Mbt Bb, FLFLORIDAPIRATECRUISE.COM 800-776-3258Sfb Ctb Ptb Ptb Ctbt F Sbtb Bt$5 OFFWITH THE PURCHASE OF 2 FARES. NO OTHER OFFERS APPLY LIMIT 4 PEOPLE EXPIRES: 01/24/14 SUN13 Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email


23 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 10, 2014 Plant SmartRibbon Fernby Gerri ReavesTufts of ribbon fern (Vittaria lineata) are a common sight hanging from the boots of cabbage palms in the hammocks, swamps, and pinelands of peninsular Florida. The fronds are flexible, undivided, and only about one-eighth of an inch wide. Dark green and thick, they can be several feet long, a trait that gives the plant other common names, including shoestring fern, grass fern, and beard fern. Reddish brown sori, or spore-producing structures, form two lines on the undersides of the fronds along the under-rolled edges. The short creeping stems are brown, scaly, and hairy. As with many air plants, ribbon ferns root hairs absorb nutrients from the organic debris available on its established perch. Epiphytes are not parasitic but use the host plant only as a platform. If you want to encourage native ferns to take up residence in your yard, planting cabbage palms is a good idea. Ribbon fern is one of several native epiphytes, including golden polypody fern (Phlebodium aureum), that typically make up the miniature ecosystems that flourish in and on Floridas state tree. This fern is used medicinally by Florida Seminole and Miccosukee Indians. Sources: The Ferns of Florida by Gil Nelson, National Audubon Society Field Guide to Florida,, and Plant Smart explores the plant life of South Florida and sustainable landscape practices. Dense tufts of ribbon fern nestle in the boots of cabbage palms photo by Gerri Reaves Complete DO-IT-YOURSELFBoat Parts Store Additional Locations: 1156 N. Tamiami Trail in North Fort Myers Call 997-5777 2397 Davis Blvd in Naples Call 793-5800 Hours:8am -5:30pm Mon-SatMarine Trading Post15600 San Carlos Blvd, Unit 170, Ft Myers (Beside Big Lots)Call 437-7475 3-Rod Holder$9.99 Filet Table$59.99 $79 Props$99 SteeleProps$99


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ISLAND SUN JANUARY 10, 201426 Water Supply Is Adequate For This Time Of Yearsubmitted by Gabe Margasak, South Florida Water Management DistrictNearly a months worth of rain fell during three days in some areas of Miami while much of Central and South Florida experienced belowaverage precipitation in December, South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) meteorologists have reported. When it comes to the regional water supply, we are still being sustained by accumulated above-average wet season rainfall and a few recent rainfall events, said Susan Sylvester, chief of the Water Control Operations Bureau. It is too early to predict how rainfall in the remainder of the dry season will impact the system. District-wide, only 0.74 inches of rain fell in November, representing 39 percent of average, or 1.15 inches below average for the month. Miami-Dade County received 3.62 inches of rain, representing 190 percent of average, or 1.71 inches above average. Warm temperatures, close proximity to the gulf stream and stalled fronts combined to cause above average rainfall in portions of Miami both in November and December. The Kissimmee region, the east Caloosahatchee and the southwest coast were the driest portions of the 16-county district, with all areas from Orlando to Naples recording more than 1.21 inches or more below-average rainfall. Coastal areas of Martin, St. Lucie, Palm Beach and Broward counties also saw below average rainfall. Lake Okeechobee stood at 14.16 NGVD on January 2, 0.58 inches below its historic average for this date. The lake received 0.37 inches of direct rainfall in December, representing 23 percent of average, or 1.23 inches below average. December stats from the National Weather Service: West Palm Beach: Tied for the warmest December on record since 1931, at 74.4F Fort Lauderdale: 3rd warmest on record since 2006, at 74.2F Miami: 2nd warmest on record since 1931, at 75.3F Naples: 3rd warmest on record since 1948, at 72.4F For the calendar year 2013, the average temperatures at these sites rank in the top 10 warmest for each location. Highlights of the 2013-14 South Florida dry season forecast from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrations Climate Prediction Center include: Below-normal precipitation A possibility of near to slightly above-normal temperatures For reference, South Florida precipitation in an average dry season is 12 to 15 inches in the interior/ west; 15 to 21 inches in the east. During South Floridas Dry Season from November through May: About 18 inches of rainfall is the average; May and October are important transition months; March, April and May are the driest months because evaporation is highest. The South Florida Water Management District is a regional, governmental agency that oversees the water resources in the southern half of the state 16 counties from Orlando to the Keys. It is the oldest and largest of the states five water management districts. The agency mission is to manage and protect water resources of the region by balancing and improving water quality, flood control, natural systems and water supply. A key initiative is cleanup and restoration of the Everglades. Miami Sees December Deluge; Rest of South Florida Dries Out Input Sought On Buttonwood And Heron Pond PreservesButtonwood and Heron Pond Preserve, located on the south side of Pine Island Road threequarter miles east of Stringfellow Road, now has a management plan the public can view to offer input. The plan will be the topic of discussion at a noon meeting Monday, January 13 at the North Fort Myers Recreation Center. The plan called a land management plan is the product of Lee County Conservation 20/20 staff. The plan describes the preserves and the planned restoration work. After public review, the plan will be presented to the Lee County Board of County Commissioners for approval. The management plan is available for review until January 12 at the Pine Island Public Library, 10700 Russell Road NW, and also at the North Fort Myers Public Library, 2001 N. Tamiami Trail. Find it online at Documents/lsp/Buttonwood.pdf. The meetings address is North Fort Myers Recreation Center, 2000 North Recreation Park Way in North Fort Myers. Written comments are encouraged and can be given at the meeting, online or through the mail. For more information, visit Bobcat Tales Offered At SCCFThere is a bobcat that calls every inch of Sanibel and Captiva home. Female bobcats now have kits following them through her territory as she hunts rats and rabbits for them. Did you know that there are black bobcats? Come to SCCF on Wednesday, January 15 and learn more about these shy felines that live so peacefully amongst us. The program begins at 10 a.m. at the SCCF Nature Center, located at 3333 SanibelCaptiva Road. Cost is $5 per adult, with SCCF members and children admitted free. Following the program, take a walk on the trails to the Sanibel River, look for bobcat scat and climb the tower overlooking the Sanibel River. Call SCCF at 472-2329 for more information. A black bobcat


27 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 10, 2014 Shell Of The WeekMicromollusks, Hidden Gems Of Our Beachesby Jos H. Leal, PhD, The BaileyMatthews Shell Museum Curator and Director of EducationCasual beachcombers may walk the beaches for years and not notice them, but micros (as they are known in the jargon of shell collectors) represent a big parcel of the local diversity of mollusks. Ranging in dimensions from half-an-inch to the size of a grain of sand, micros may be as handsome as their larger counterparts. To find micros, collectors take home coarse sand scooped by the water line, then search for them using a hand lens or small microscope. Read more about it on the shell museum website at This week at the Museum all events are free with museum admission. Shell Museum Events Exhibit Chat this 10-minute presentation will provide an in-depth look to a different exhibit. Daily at 11 a.m. Live Tank Demonstration see live mollusks up-close and personal. See a fighting conch use its foot for locomotion, watch a lighting whelk slam its trap door shut for protection, or witness scallops zip across the tank with jet propulsion skills. Daily at 3 p.m. Shelling 101 Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Shells, but Were Afraid to Ask. Learn how to find, clean and pack shells for safe travel. Discover how mollusks are classified into families and classes. Monday at 2 p.m. Shell ID Clinics this new weekly program will provide shelling enthusiasts additional information about their shelling finds and Southwest Florida shells. Thursday at 2 p.m. (no clinic March 6). Weekly Schedule: Friday, January 10 Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Saturday, January 11 Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Sunday, January 12 Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Monday, January 13 Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Shelling 101 at 2 p.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Tuesday, January 14 Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Wednesday, January 15 Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Thursday, January 16 Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Shell ID Clinic at 2 p.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Coming Soon: The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum Lecture Series continues with an environmental discussion on Wednesday, January 22 at 2 p.m. Join shelling enthusiasts, environmentalists, and nature supporters for a presentation from Holly Milbrandt, environmental biologist in the Department of Natural Resources for the City of Sanibel. Her presentation is titled Sanibel H2O Matters: A Review of the Summer of 2013. The presentation is free with museum admission/membership or $5. The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is at 3075 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Phone 239-395-2233 or visit Scholarship Winner Is Shell Club Speaker The next Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club meeting will have as guest speaker Alisha Gray, the 2013 recipient of the scholarship funded by the SanibelCaptiva Shell Club/Mary and Al Bridell Memorial Fellowship. Her presentation will focus on red tide research she is conducting at the College of Marine Science at the University of South Florida in St. Petersburg. She is a third-year graduate student and plans to finish her masters degree in the Marine Resources Assessment Program this year. Door prizes and refreshments will complete the afternoon. The meeting is open to the public will be held on Sunday, January 19 at 2 p.m. in the Education Room of The BaileyMatthews Shell Museum. Found locally on Sanibel and Captiva, handsome Seila adamsi reaches a maximum size of half an inch From page 7CASI Kick-Offmayor pointed out that the combined property tax value of Lee and Collier counties is $150 billion. A 10 percent drop in property value may well result from degraded water quality and that would have a devastating effect on state as well as local economies. In addition, the tourist industry, which pumps $4.4 billion a year into the local economy, is at risk if poor water and beach quality are perceived as common events. The mayor and local partners have been successful in getting meaningful water quality legislation passed at both the state and federal levels but legislative bills contain no funding. Recommendations for funding are generated by appropriation committees. The mayor has been in conversations with key members of appropriation committees at both the state and federal level. Citizen participation will be crucial when these committees and legislatures vote on funding. At these times, the city asks citizens to write or email decision makers, providing us with names, addresses and suggested talking points. Gulf front, beach front property owners and associations are especially hard hit so their participation is essential for success. Memories of the mounds of red algae on our beaches several years ago, caused by degraded water quality, should provide ample motivation. To receive the city email alerts on this and other topics, sign up at This CASI kick-off breakfast was sponsored by Gulfshore Insurance, represented by Tammy LoVecchio and Ryan Schmidt. The next CASI breakfast will be on January 24 and feature Sanibel City Manager Judie Zimomra. Rec Center Fun Day January 20 Another Fun Day at the Sanibel Recreation Center for grades Kindergarten through 8th grade is scheduled for Monday, January 20. There will be a variety of athletic games, craft projects and special entertainment. This program operates from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Each child needs to bring a lunch, swimsuit and towel. Light snacks will be provided. The early bird rate (before January 14) is $20 for members, $25 for non-members, After that its $24 and $30 respectively. The recreation center is at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. To register, call 472-0345 or visit 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 Read us online at


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 10, 201428 Birds Eye ViewMangrove Tree Crabby Mark Bird WestallDepending on where my canoe trips are going in the refuge and the height of the tide, I sometimes take my customers into what I call mangrove caves. These are usually hidden channels that can take you from one open body of water through the mangrove forest and into another open body of water. I called them caves because before Hurricane Charley, the mangrove canopy many times completely covered these dark little creeks through the forest and you felt like you were inside a cave. If you looked at aerial photographs of the mangroves, you wouldnt think there was a channel there at all. Today, since the winds of Charley pretty much broke the upper half of the mangrove canopy off, these creeks are more open to the sky and their pathway more easily followed on Google satellite maps. I expect it will be many years before the new forest will once again hide these channels from the world above.But before my canoe enters one of these caves, I always have to prepare my customers for what they are about to encounter. Because the entrances are usually hidden, I can sense the nervousness of my guests since it looks as though we are going to crash into the mangrove forest wall. They dont understand that once we duck under the overhanging branches, the narrow channel will become clear. I introduce them to the cave by saying, So far, we have been looking at the mangroves from the outside. Now, we are going inside the forest!And then I give them another little thrill when I say, Now, as we go inside the cave, if you think you see a spider crawling up the mangrove roots or on the branches, youre probably not seeing a spider; youre actually seeing a mangrove tree crab. I figure it is in the best interest of the stability of the canoe that if I warn them ahead of time about the crabs not being spiders they will be less likely to be startled when they spot them. If I let them discover the crabs on their own, they usually wont notice them until the crab is about six inches away from their face, scampering up the roots or branches as we pass by, at which point they just about jump out of the canoe because their first thought is that the spider is about to jump on their nose. This little spider-like creature is actually an important cog in the ecosystem of the mangrove forest. These small crabs (under an inch long) are omnivores that were discovered in feeding trials to actually prefer animal food such as carrion and small invertebrates over plant food, but in practice they feed mostly on the leaves of the mangrove trees on which they live. It is felt that it is the breaking down of the mangrove leaf litter by the crabs consumption that contributes significantly to the redistribution of those nutrients throughout the mangrove ecosystem. In addition, the mangrove tree crab impacts the entire bay ecosystem as an important producer of zooplankton to the surrounding waterways. The production of thousands of larvae of this crab, combined with other zooplankton, is thought to be one of the main pathways of energy transfer between the benthic and pelagic food webs. And what that means is that we eventually get to eat grouper and snapper due in large part to the existence of this little tree crab. So, once again, we find that something that appears on the surface to have little value for the human species actually serves a very important role. But besides the value of this little crab to the marine ecosystem, I find it fascinating because it can spend most of its life out of the water and up in the trees. The mangrove tree crab has been able to evolve the ability to live in the trees even though it is not an air-breather like some species of crab. Instead, it absorbs oxygen by flowing a thin film of water over something called the branchiostegites, which is a reticulated expansion of the carapace covering its gills. When the branchial water begins to dry up, the crab must descend from the tree to wet its gills again. What I like about this is that it shows me how Life is constantly exploring new ways to expand out beyond the edges of the envelope. Remember in the movie Jurassic Park, when the lab technician was trying to explain that the dinosaurs couldnt breed because they were all genetically-engineered females, and the response from Malcolm was, Life will find a way! I think its cool that the mangrove tree crab has found a way to live up in the trees even though it was born with gills and not lungs. A former city council member and mayor, Mark Bird Westall has owned and operated Canoe Adventures, Inc. on Sanibel for over 33 years. Visit for more information. Gala At The Imaginarium The Imaginarium Science Center presents its 2014 Imagine Gala Underwater Wonders. The gala offers adults the chance to explore the incredible world of Floridas waterways through its many exhibits. The gala takes place on Saturday, March 29 at 7 p.m. at The Imaginarium Science Center, 2000 Cranford Avenue in Fort Myers. Dress is cocktail attire. Advance tickets are $75 and must be purchased prior to March 22. Tickets purchased after March 22 will be $100. There will be live music, food and drinks, auction items and packages with interactive smartphone based bidding, educational displays. Funds raised will go towards the centers programs and exhibits. There will be collaborative art pieces up for auction featuring the heads and faces of local community leaders enhanced by childrens depictions of their bodies with a waterways theme. Eric Raddatz, founder of the Naples and Fort Myers Film Festivals, will entertain the crowd as emcee and auctioneer. Guests will be able to explore new exhibits that the center plans to complete in early 2014. Watershed Wonders: Caloosahatchee Connections is an interactive exhibit that illustrates the Florida watershed from Lake Okeechobee to the Gulf of Mexico through the Caloosahatchee. Phases 3 and 4 of this project are scheduled to be completed in January. The Water Table exhibit, a hydroponic display including plants and fish, is also scheduled to be completed in January. The gala offers members of the community an opportunity to have fun while supporting the development of Southwest Floridas only science center and aquarium. The title sponsor is Lipman Produce. 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ISLAND SUN JANUARY 10, 201430 Author To Tell His Tales At RefugeHear about the underbelly of Florida wilderness and how state wardens track wildlife thieves during two lectures by Bob H. Lee, author of Backcountry Lawman: True Stories from a Florida Game Warden. The lectures begin at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Friday, January 17 in the Ding Darling Visitor & Education Center. Most people have never imagined the often dicey, sometimes comical and bizarre job of a Florida game warden. Backcountry Lawman tells what its like to catch an armed poacher in the act alone, at night, without backup or a decent radio to call for help. Lee spent over three decades as a water patrol officer on Floridas St. Johns River and a land patrol lieutenant in Putnam, St. Johns and Flagler counties. Before retiring in 2007, he taught mantracking classes through the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. His stories describe the cat-and-mouse games often played between game wardens and poachers of ducks, turkeys, hogs, deer, gator and other species. He reveals, for example, how monkey fishing electrocution of catfish -carried the same outlaw mystique in the rivers of Florida as moonshining once did in the hills of Georgia and Tennessee. Lee has lived through incidents of legend, including one of the biggest environmental busts in Florida history. His fascinating memoir reveals the danger and the humor in the unsung exploits of game wardens. Lee recounts his amazing and challenging career as a Florida game warden with wit, wisdom and careful attention to detail, writes Jeff Hahr, former patrol supervisor, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. You will travel with him as he boats the St. Johns River, walk beside him as he wades past resting alligators, and listen for that gunshot on a cold Putnam County night. Admission is free to the lecture, which is sponsored by The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company and Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS), as part of its 12-week Friday Afternoon Lecture Series. Seating is limited and available on a first-come basis. Following the lectures, Lee will sign copies of his book, which is available for purchase in the refuge nature center, proceeds from which benefit refuge conservation and education programs. Wildlife Drive is closed on Friday, but visitors are welcome to visit the free education center and the recreational opportunities at Tarpon Bay Explorers, the refuges official concessionaire located at its Tarpon Bay Recreation Area. For more information on the lecture series, call 472-1100 ext. 241 or visit Upcoming Ding Darling Lecture Series Events; all include presentations, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.: (*Book-signings will follow all starred presentations) *January 24 Charles LeBuff and Deborah Gleason, authors, Sanibel & Captiva Islands: A Look Back in Time *January 31 John Englander, author, High Tide on Main Street: Rising Sea Level and the Coming Coastal Crisis *February 7 Don and Lillian Stokes, authors, 3 Easy Steps to Bird ID February 14 Brian Fox Ellis, John J. Audubon Re-enactment February 21 Kenneth Meyer, University of Florida, Magnificent Frigatebird February 28 Volunteer luncheon/ no lecture March 7 Joy Hazell, Florida Sea Grant, Learning and Loving Mangroves March 14 Mike Owen, biologist, Fakahatchee Strand March 21 Rick Bonney, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Citizen Science March 28 Erin Myers, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Florida Panthers April 4 Charles LeBuff and Chris Lechowicz, SCCF, Amphibians & Reptiles of Sanibel & Captiva Islands *April 11 Clyde Butcher, nature photographer, Florida: Where Water, Earth & Heaven Meet. Bob Lee


31 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 10, 2014 San-Cap Audubon Presents LectureOn Thursday, January 16 at 7:30 p.m., Dr. Marshall Faintich will take the San-Cap Audubon audience on a visual narrative presentation entitled The Birds of Wintergreen. The Wintergreen area of Virginia is the 15 mile long Rockfish River Valley and the surrounding mountains in Nelson County, Virginia, located about 30 miles Southwest of Charlottesville. It includes the Thomas Jefferson Loop of the Virginia Birding Trail. More than 220 bird species have been seen in this area. Dr. Faintich is an astronomer by training, a cartographer by trade and a student of ornithology, numismatics, archeology and history. He holds a BS degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Missouri at Rolla and a MS and PhD in Astronomy from the University of Illinois. He is the birding activity manager for the Rockfish Valley Trail, is listed in the Virginia Society of Ornithological Speakers Directory and is author of A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Wintergreen, autographed copies of which will be available for purchase at the lecture. Faintichs wildlife photos have appeared in newspapers, magazines, websites, government reports and presentations. His own website contains more than 4,000 photos of his work. His first camera, received at age 6, was a Kodak #2 Model C brown cardboard box camera that had a small lens, a viewer and a crank to advance film. He took lots of practice photos for the first two years until he was then given actual film by his mother. He went on his first bird walk with camera in hand in 1958 and his second bird walk in 2006. From 1958 to 2006, Faintich participated in satellite system studies, astrodynamics, digital cartography, digital information analysis and much more. This is the second of eight SanibelCaptiva Audubon lectures to be held in 2014 on Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. As always, all are welcome to attend. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and parking is available at The Community House as well as across Periwinkle Way in the Herb Strauss Theater parking area. A $5 donation is appreciated, with proceeds after costs being used to promote conservation on Sanibel and in Florida. For additional information, call Elaine Jacobson at 395-1878 or visit Blue-winged warbler Dr. Marshall Faintich From page 22ForumDuring the 2012 election cycle, Sackett served as the pollster for senators Dean Heller of Nevada and Jeff Flake of Arizona, and helped defend key targeted incumbent members of Congress Mike Coffman of Colorado, Dan Benishek of Michigan, and Dan Webster of Florida. He also served as a pollster for American Crossroads, American Action Network, and the California Chamber of Commerce. Roll Call has twice named Sackett as one of the top 20 consultants in the country, calling him one of the most influential pollsters in the business. In addition to his domestic political work, Sackett is also active in international politics, having served as a pollster and strategic advisor for two different Canadian premiers, and national campaigns in Canada, France, Ukraine, Montenegro, Cyprus, Russia, and the Philippines. Sacketts public affairs work centers around childrens issues, and he has spent the last 15 years working with foundations and organizations involved in childrens health, adoption, before-and-afterschool programs, and abuse prevention strategies. Prior to joining The Tarrance Group, Sackett served as a political director for the National Republican Congressional Committee, as a producer/director for a media consulting firm, and as communications director for a California congressman. Sackett grew up in Canada and is a graduate of Trent University. He switched to politics when his hockey career was cut short by a lack of talent.


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 10, 201432 Learn How To Catch A Cane Toad At SCCFCome to the SCCF Nature Center on Tuesday, January 14 at 10 a.m. and learn about Sanibels newest invasive non-native amphibian. The giant marine toad (aka cane toad) was documented during SCCFs annual frog call survey this summer for the first time. Come and learn about this newest invader and how to help control them in your neighborhood and yard. A live cane toad will make an appearance for the program. Program guests will leave the program as a graduate Toad Buster, hopefully returning to their neighborhoods to catch cane toads around lights after dark. No one knows what will happen to our native critters that try to eat these toxic toads. Dogs can die if they eat one... what happens to a bobcat that eats a cane toad? The toads are not toxic to handle... unless you eat one! Just wash your hands after handling or use gloves or a net to capture them and bring them to SCCF for freezing. Call SCCF Wildlife Habitat Management at 472-3984 for more information. The program is free for all to attend. The SCCF Nature Center is located at 3333 Sanibel Captiva Road. Call 4722329 for more information. The non-native cane toad An SCCF volunteer with a box filled with cane toads Audubon Ding Darling Bird WalkThe next Sanibel-Captiva Audubon bird walk will be Saturday, January 11 at the Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge. Meet in the trolley parking lot at 8 a.m. These bird walks are open to the public and all levels of experience. Refuge fees will apply. The Duck Stamp and Federal Senior Pass are accepted. Call Hugh Verry at 395-3798 for further details. Roseate spoonbills photo by Sam Ayres great food good timesJean Le Boeuf food PLACEIsland Restaurant 239-472-0223 Casual Outdoor Dining Lets SHOP Till We Drop Collars, Harnesses & Leads Great Pet Toys Pet Beds & Carriers Breed Speci c Items Cat Stuff Too! Olde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel, FL 33957 239.395.1464 fax 239.395.1458 Specializing in all Natural Pet Food and Treats Enjoy a meal with us in our French Cafe atmosphere.Dine inside or out. Youll love our pet-friendly outdoor patio!Olde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel, FL 33957 239.472.2625 fax 239.395-1458


33 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 10, 2014 SCCFs Turtle Tracks ProgramOn Thursday, January 16 at 10 a.m., the SCCF Nature Center will present a program about the lifecycles and habits of sea turtles that nest on island beaches in the summertime and what SCCFs nest monitoring program is doing to protect them. On all of Floridas beaches this summer, the endangered green sea turtle nested in record numbers, a 70 percent increase since 1989. Program participants will discuss the trend and learn why. The Turtle Tracks program is free to SCCF members and children, or $5 for adults. Call 472-2329 for more information. Baby sea turtles 1200 Periwinkle Way (1/2 Mile west of the Causeway)472-1998 Open 7 Days$8.00 OFF any bottle of wine $25 or more. All Evening. $2.50 OFFPresent this ad to your server. Must be seated prior to 5:30 p.m. Not valid on Wine Wednesday or with any other coupon or discount. Expires 1/15/14The purchase of each adult entree. Happy Hour Happy Hour4:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m.1/2 OFF House Wine & Wells$1.00 OFF Craft Draft$.50 OFF Bottled BeerWine WednesdaysFt. Myers Brewery Gateway Blonde ................................ Primavera Cigar City Jai Lai .......................................................... Matzaluna New Belgium Brewery Fat Tire ....................................... Pepperoni Peroni ................................................................. Chicken Siciliano New Belgium Brewery Shift ................................. Angelo Meatlover Florida Avenue IPA ....................................... Shrimp Scampi Pizza Kona Wave ...................................................................... Margarita Matzaluna Ale ............................................................ Caprese PizzaNo matter how you Mix n Match, Matzaluna is THE place for Craft draft beers and wood fired pizza Selections subject to change 1/17/14 Caloosahatchee Oxbow CruiseTour the historic upriver Caloosahatchee on a two-and-ahalf-hour Caloosahatchee Oxbow & Riverlore Cruise that explores the meanders of the Caloosahatchee back to a time when a waterfall served as the headwaters of the Caloosahatchee and settlers braved living amongst the wilderness. The adventure begins by going through the WP Franklin Lock in Olga. Heading east toward Alva, enter the historic bends of the river and revisit the activities of the pioneers who traveled the same river to find paradise. Stories of the continued on page 40 Cruise the river and hear about the history of days gone by THIS IS THE SMELL OF AFRESH FISH!(Scratch & Sniff)If you dont smell anything, thats becauseFRESH FISH has no odor!If you dont believe it, come on down & put your nose to the test! Raw Bar Open Thursday, Friday & SaturdaySanibel Grill Open 4pm-Midnight, Monday-Saturday Timbers Open 4:30-9:00pm Fish Market Open at 11-9pm (Sundays 2:00-9:00pm) 472-3128 703 Tarpon Bay Road*Winner Best Seafood 2010-2013Sushi & Sashimi Thursday & Fridays! Happy Hour Daily 4:00pm 6:00pm 10:00pm Midnight 13 Dinners for $15, before 5:30pm 7 days 35 Years of Fresh Fish on Sanibel Island! OPEN 11:30 am Sunday Showing ALL THE GAMES!Friday is Lobster Night!


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 10, 201434 From page 1Sand Castle Building CompetitionThe event starts off on Friday January 25 at 3 p.m. with participants receiving tips from master builder Mark Mason of Team Sandtastic, who has sculpted sand structures and held clinics on the beaches of Florida and worldwide. Masons clinic will help the teams finalize their designs and show them how to bring those designs to life. On Saturday at 10 a.m. the teams will begin crafting their designs in the 50 tons of sand trucked in. Funfest attendees will be able to vote for the Peoples Choice Award. The competition will be judged after 3 p.m. on Saturday and winners will be announced on Sunday afternoon. The sculptures will remain on display throughout Sunday. Mason, a professional sand sculptor, says people need not be intimidated by the professional sand castle builders they may have seen. He suggests that teams look in magazines or online for ideas of what they want to sculpt. Designs can be anything from the classic castle to a corporate logo. Teams dont need to make a sketch, just bring some ideas and photos or clip art, and Mason can give them guidance on how to build it. In addition, Mason will demonstrate his own skills by creating a unique sand sculpture for The Community House. This will be a fun opportunity for a local business, organization or family to assemble a team, learn the tricks of sand sculptors and spend some time playing in the sand said event chair Salli Kirkland. The event is sponsored by Billys Rentals and Bike Shop and Congress Jewelers and Sealife by Congress. The expense of the event is covered by the sponsors. A $50 donation covers the team entrance fee. Given there are so many talented people on Sanibel, we thought it would fun to give people who would otherwise not choose sand as a medium the chance to try their hand at sand sculpting, Kirkland said. Were hoping this event will bring together businesses, local art groups, either students or galleries or even youth groups, families or garden clubs for a chance to learn the art of sand castle building and compete in a fun event while raising community awareness of their group or cause. Teams must pre-register. Registration forms are available at Billys Bike Shop or Billys Rentals, 1470 and 1509 Periwinkle Way, and at Congress Jewelers in Periwinkle Place Shopping Center. Deadline is January 22 and space is limited. For more information, contact Kirkland at salli@sanibelbike. com or telephone 472-4919. To view more of Masons work, log onto A sand sculpture of a BMW car by Team Sandtastic A sand sculpture by Team Sandtastic A Platter Of Comedies Is Servedby Di SaggauTheatre Conspiracy is showing three one-act comedies in Relatively Speaking, featuring works by Ethan Coen, Elaine May and Woody Allen, in that order. The opening night crowd found plenty to laugh at as actors portrayed the infinitely inventive ways family members can do us wrong. The first is Talking Cure, where Larry (Todd Fleck), a post office worker, resists attempts by the doctor (Ken Johnson) to talk about the violent act that has landed him in an institution. He says, I guess Im hoping, could this be one of those things where it turns out Im the doctor and youre the mental patient? The play concludes with a flash back of Jerrys parents (Johnny Maloney and Stella Ruiz) engaging in antagonistic dialogue that suggests their son would lead a doomed life from the beginning. George Is Dead is a study of narcissism at its peak. Doreen (Beth Yazvac) is a pampered princess who stumbled into her friend Carlas (Rosalyn Thomson) New York apartment announcing that her husband has just been killed in an avalanche. Doreen is demanding and childish and cannot face the fact that she needs to make funeral arrangements. Honeymoon Motel is by far the funniest. There are so many choice one-liners, its as if Allen was saving them for years to throw into this cast of 10 wacky characters. The young bride (Stella Ruiz) and her grooms step-father (Scott Thomson) are the first to enter the tacky love-nest motel room. I wont give away the plays twisted premise, as it provides one of the biggest laughs. One by one, husbands and wives, friends and even an inebriated rabbi enter the fray as acidic remarks and irrational behavior abound. Then the pizza delivery guy arrives bearing a pie thats half sausage and half pepperoni, along with a few morsels of wisdom. You end up realizing hes the smartest one of the bunch. Relatively Speaking delivers an evening of laugh-out-loud fun. It runs through January 25 at Theatre Conspiracy, Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers. For tickets, call 936-3239. A scene from Relatively Speaking Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or


From page 10Commissioners ReappointedJohn Talmage to three-year terms during Tuesdays meeting. At its November 5 meeting, the council voted unanimously to reappoint Ketteman, Krekel and Talmage, since all had indicated that they desired to continue to serve on the seven-member board. At that time, there was no objection to the reappointments. However, during last months council meeting, a resolution that would have reappointed the trio was met with opposition from the public. The council then invited candidates to submit their names for consideration and four did. They are Jason Maughan, Mike Miller, Peter Gaines and Robin Moyle. On Tuesday, Mayor Kevin Ruane, Vice Mayor Doug Congress and councilmen Mick Denham and Marty Harrity voted to reappoint the current commissioners, whose terms were due to expire next week. The vote totals were: Tom Krekel 4 votes Chuck Ketteman 3 votes John Talmage 3 votes Jason Maughan 1 vote Mike Miller 1 vote Peter Gaines 0 votes Robert Moyle 0 votes All three commissioners will be officially sworn in at their next meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, January 14 at 9 a.m. Discussion On Bus Traffic Ordinance Delayedby Jeff LysiakThe second reading of a traffic ordinance prohibiting the parking, stopping or standing of a bus, van or other motor vehicle for passengers embarking or disembarking was tabled until next months city council meeting. On Tuesday, Mayor Kevin Ruane requested that action on Ordinance 13-009, which would have also included a public hearing, be continued to the February 4 meeting. He explained that a request to table the ordinance also came from Chris Heidrick, representing the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce, and Wayne Ponader, representing COTI (Committee Of The Islands). Council members voted 4-0, in favor of tabling the ordinance. The second reading and public hearing on the subject will take place at 9:15 a.m. on February 4 at MacKenzie Hall. 35 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 10, 2014 A Little Bit Of Paint, A Little Bit Of Wine, A Whole Lot Of FunLocal artist Sissi Janku will host a painting class on W ednesday, January 22 from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Community House. This is a way to socialize, learn something new, express yourself and have fun with a purpose, according to Janku. No experience is necessary. All are welcome to paint with a professional art instructor and create a painting to take home. Come with friends, or come alone, and make new friends, Janku said. All the materials will be provided: a 16x20 canvas, paints, brushes and aprons. Attendees are asked to pack a snack for sharing with fellow artists. Bring your own drink or have wine or beer from The Community House for a donation. Price for members is $40 and for non-members $45. Prepaid reservations are required. Call The Community House at 472-2155. Local artist Sissi Janku offers an evening painting class on January 22 From page 1Smooth Jazz Soundsaxophone. Individual tickets are $42 for loge and $37 for general seating. Tickets are $5 for students with valid student ID and children 17 and younger. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. Jazz/Pop/Contemporary Concerts Benefactor Season Sponsor is John M. and Mary Jo Boler. The Rossano Sportiello/Nicki Parrott/Eddie Metz Trio featuring Harry Allen concert Patron Sponsor is John and Claudine Bailey. For tickets, go to, or call 395-0900. Craft Glass Classes OfferedA glass etching class is being offered at The Community House on Tuesday, January 21 at 2 p.m. and a mosaic glass dish class is being offered on Tuesday, February 18 at 2 p.m. Participants make the art during class and take it home. All materials are supplied. Class fees are $25 per class for SCA members and $30 per class for guests. There is a minimum class size of six people, and pre-registration is required. Payment will be required at the time of registration. For more information or class registration, call 472-2155. To become an SCA sponsor, visit or call 472-2155. Eddie Metz Native Vegetation Tours At City HallThe City of Sanibel Vegetation Committee is offering a guided native vegetation and landscaping tour of city hall grounds, which have been planted solely with native plants. The tour on Saturday, January 25 and begins at 10 a.m. Walk the grounds for ideas on planting native vegetation that requires no fertilizer. See how you can plant a garden that reseeds itself with very little maintenance, is good for the environment and will attract birds and butterflies. Vegetation committee members will provide valuable information on proper planting and care of native vegetation. The City of Sanibel encourages planting of vegetation that is indigenous to the area as it requires very little maintenance, no fertilizer and no supplemental irrigation. Registration is not required. Attendees meet at the main entrance to Sanibel City Hall, 800 Dunlop Road, in front of the main staircase. For more information, contact the citys natural resources department at 472-3700. An Inside Look At Wildlife Recovery The CROW Picture Show offers insights about the native and migratory wildlife species brought to CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife), with photos of patients in treatment at the facility. In 2012, CROWs wildlife hospital cared for 3,583 sick, injured, and orphaned animals. Of the 200 different species, 61 percent were birds, with 33 percent mammals and 6 percent reptiles. CROW is not permitted to display its patients publically, so this presentation offers the next best thing: numerous candid snapshots of current and past patients, with commentary by Claudia Burns, a veteran clinic volunteer. The next CROW Picture Show is on Friday January 17 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in CROWs Visitor Education Center at 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road, across from the Sanibel School. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for teens, free for members and children 12 and under. The entry fee also includes access to the Visitor Education Center, which exhibits CROWs efforts to save wildlife through care, education and collaboration. For more information, call 472-3644, ext. 228. To learn more about CROW, visit Barn owl juvenile pair photos courtesy of CROW Share your communitynews with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email:


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 10, 201436 Concert Series Features Tim Zimmerman & The Kings BrassTim Zimmerman & The Kings Brass will perform at The Village Church at Shell Point on Sunday, January 12 at 6:15 p.m. as part of the 2013-2014 Season of Praise Concert Series. Presenting hymn classics with a contemporary flair, The Kings Brass features three trumpets, three trombones, a tuba, percussion and keyboards. This series of inspirational performances, sacred music and gospel songs brings the finest music and musicians into the heart of our church and community where it may be enjoyed by all, said Minister of Worship and Music Randy Woods. As we continue to celebrate Gods goodness and rejoice in his kindness, The Village Church is privileged to share great inspirational music in its worship services and concert series. Tickets are now on sale at $10 each. To purchase tickets online, go to For more information about the concert series, call 4542147. The Village Church at Shell Point is a ministry of The Christian and Missionary Alliance and serves a congregation of more than 600. The Village Church is located near the entrance to the Island at Shell Point and seats 1,000 people. Shell Point Retirement Community is just off Summerlin Road, two miles before the Sanibel causeway. The Kings Brass 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 Open Daily: Lunch: 11:30am to 3:30pm Dinner: 5:30pm to 9:30pm (239) 472-3337 15183 Captiva Drive Captiva Island, Florida 33924 A Captiva Island Tradition Since 1976 Captivas Finest Waterfront Restaurant Come by Land.... or Come by Sea... Email editorial copy to:


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ISLAND SUN JANUARY 10, 201438 Riverdale Kiwanis Hosts Medieval FaireThe Riverdale Kiwanis have set their annual Medieval Faire for the weekends of January 11 and 12 and January 18 and 19 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Lakes Regional Park in Fort Myers. The two-weekend event is expected to draw over 15,000 attendees. The Riverdale Kiwanis Club is currently volunteers to help set up, especially those with carpentry or construction skills. The faire will feature jousting, live chess match, live sword fighting, royal court, childrens games and rides, jugglers, magicians, minstrels, period food and medievalthemed merchants. Entertainment will be provided by professional touring medieval faire professionals. Tickets will be available on the day of the faire. Adult tickets cost $15 and childrens tickets (5 to 11 years) are $5. Free onsite parking will be available. All profits from the Medieval Faire go to the Kiwanis of Riverdale Foundation Fund to support local programs including thanksgiving baskets for the needy, Christmas dinners, Buckingham Exception School, Orange River Elementary, Sunshine Elementary, school grants and scholarships. For more information on the Riverdale Kiwanis Medieval Faire, visit For group ticket information, call Sandy Wheeler at 369-6881. Two knights competing in performance combat photo courtesy of Barely Balanced professional acrobats perform at a past Riverdale Kiwanis Medieval Faire photo courtesy of www.EloquentImaging. com The Seahorse ride at the Medieval Faire 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. Walk-in HumidorGreat Selection of Cigars and Accessories Bacardi Rum Light or Gold 1.75 ltr. $25.99Smirnoff Vodka 1.75 ltr. $22.99Tanqueray Gin 1.75 ltr. $36.99Baileys Irish Cream 750 ml. $23.99A to Z Pinot Noir 750 ml. Reg. $21.99 SALE $18.99**Rated in Top 100 Wines in Wine SpectatorKim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc 750 ml. $15.99Leese-Fitch Cabernet 750 ml. Reg. $12.99 SALE $9.99 THEYour One-Stop for WINE SPIRITS LIQUEURS CIGARS GIFT ITEMS YourOne-Stopfor GROG SHOP One of the Best Selections of Domestic and Imported Wines on the West CoastBest Liquor Selection on the IslandsSpecial Orders and Case Discounts Will the Fidler, a strolling violin minstrel, at the Riverdale Kiwanis Medieval Faire To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


39 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 10, 2014 Luncheon With Best-Selling AuthorThe Sanibel Public Library Foundations Lunch with the Author fundraiser is not just an opportunity to meet major authors and learn how they come up with books that make bestselling lists, its a time to meet with friends over lunch. The foundations third luncheon will host critically acclaimed author Chris Bohjalian at The Sanctuary on Tuesday, February 18. For $60 per person, Bohjalian fans and readers interested in an authors observations on life and writing are invited for lunch starting at 12 p.m. followed by a presentation by the author from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Nine-time New York Times bestselling author Bohjalian has had his books translated into over 25 languages, and three have been made into movies. He writes novels that feature characters who reflect the complexity of human behavior and blur the lines between absolute right and wrong. They are ordinary people facing extraordinarily challenging situations. His novel Midwives was a selection of Oprahs Book Club in 1997. Since then, he has maintained his best-seller status with dramatic explorations of broad-reaching topics, including the homeless epidemic in The Double Blind, domestic violence in Secrets of Eden and the Armenian Genocide in The Sandcastle Girls. His latest novel, The Light in the Ruins, debuted as a New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and national Indiebound bestseller. The book is a personal and historical look at a forbidden romance at the end of World War II. Bohjalians books are featured in a display at the library. To become more familiar with Bohjalian, visit his website at His Q and A section offers a personal insight and gives a glimpse of how interesting his luncheon presentation will be. Lunch with the Author supports the work of The Library Foundation. The presenting sponsor for the luncheon is Uhler and Vertich Financial Planners. There are additional sponsorship opportunities for those who wish to meet with Bohjalian at a private reception. To make reservations or for more information, call 214-0088 or email The foundation leverages public tax dollar investment and helps the Sanibel Public Library provide dynamic and engaging initiatives that enhance the library experiences, including its evening Author Series free to library members, its Summer Reading Program, and technology services like eShelf and TeenSpace. Friends find this is a great time to get together to meet a noted author and enjoy each others company in a special setting Several Sanibel packages featuring donations from island restaurants, gift shops, garden spots, home dcor and personal services will be included in a raffle NOW OPEN FOR LUNCH MON-SAT 11:30AM 2:30PM 1223 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Island 239.472.1771 Sanibels Best Sanibels Best HAPPY HOUR HAPPY HOUR 5 7 p.m. Nightly in the lounge 5 7 p.m. Nightly in the lounge 1/2 Price Drinks 1/2 Price Drinks Call & Well Liquor, Draft Beer Selections, Call & Well Liquor, Draft Beer Selections, Select House Wine Select House WineHappy Apps $5.95Sesame Encrusted Ahi Tuna, Crispy Fried Calamari, Chilled Oysters, Steamed Shrimp, BBQ Beef Satays, Mussels Marinara, Chicken Wings


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 10, 201440 Highlights Of New Years Eve Celebration At Sanibel Rec Center Rec center staffer Kayla Schuneman, second from left, explains the rules of another Minute To Win It game Dan and Sharon Schuyler with Matt Fannon and Dave DeFonzo Kayla Howard, 6, getting her face painted by Alexandra Evans Tiffany Casola, left, and Sarah Christopher welcome guests to the City of Sanibels 5th annual New Years Eve Celebration dubbed Kiss 2013 Good-bye at the Sanibel Recreation Center photos by Jeff Lysiak From page 1InTo The WoodsJulie Arensman (Jacks Mother), Bobby Conte (Wolf/Cinderellas Prince), Sami Doherty (Rapunzel), Taylor Murphy Hale (Rapunzels Prince), Miguel Cintron (Mysterious Old Man/Narrator), Dianne Hembling (Cinderellas Stepmother), Sabrina Chantel (Florinda), PJ McCready (Steward) and Brittany Albury (Lucinda). Director Kathy Deitch will be making her Sanibel debut. Her credits include producing Sheet Cake Sliding (Theatre of NOTE), performing in the Hollywood Bowl production of Rent (directed by Neil Patrick Harris) as well as appearing in the television series, Raising Hope and in the original Broadway cast of Wicked. Tickets to Into The Woods are $42 for adults and $5 for students with valid student ID as well as for children 17 and under. Series sampler subscriptions, special discount packages and individual tickets for 2013-2014 season are on sale now. Groups of 10 or more may also be eligible for additional discounts. Tickets can be purchased online at, by calling BIG ARTS Marks Box Office at 395-0900, Herb Strauss Theater Box Office at 472-6862 and at BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road. Starfish Grille is hosting a pre-show opening night reception starting at 7 p.m. on Friday, January 10 and is also offering a complimentary dessert at the restaurant when you present your Herb Strauss Theater ticket envelope from any performance of the season. Herb Strauss Theater season sponsor is The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company. Into The Woods show sponsor is Tween Waters Inn. From page 33Caloosahatchee Oxbow Cruisesettlements and their adventures are blended with an understanding of the rivers oxbows, the wild creatures that call it home and the challenges the river faces. The tour is guided by Rae Ann Wessel, a river researcher, long-time river advocate, historian and SCCF (SanibelCaptiva Conservation Foundation) natural resource policy director. The vessel is the spacious 47-passenger Manatee Rover pontoon boat. All seats have a great view for photographs and bird watching. Cruises depart at 1 p.m. from the WP Franklin Lock & Dam off SR 80 in Olga. Cruise dates are the following Sundays: December 8, January 26, February 9, March 9, April 13, and Mothers Day, May 11. Private group cruises can be scheduled by appointment. Advance reservations are required and payment is due at time of reservation. Cruises return by 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 per person. Reservations must be made by noon Friday, January 24 for the January 26 cruise. Call SCCF at 4722329. Space is limited. Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email


41 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 10, 2014 Travel To The 30s And 40s In Nalles Fort Myers FilmsWatch the 1939 Edison Parade on First Street or swim and picnic with the Fort Myers Senior High School class of 1939 at the beach. Thrill to the landing of a National Airlines plane land on the unpaved runway at the Fort Myers Airport, todays Page Field. Review your knowledge of chemistry in teacher Elizabeth Hamiltons high school class, and join the crowd on the old Edison Bridge to watch boat races on the river. Drive through the coral arches and onto the swinging bridge to Fort Myers Beach. You can travel in time through 8mm films shot by legendary musician and composer Billy Nalle, a native of Fort Myers. Billy Nalles Fort Myers Films will be shown and narrated on Thursday, January 16 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center at 7 p.m. in downtown Fort Myers. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with a cash bar available. The event is sponsored by the Southwest Florida Historical Society, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization celebrating is fiftieth year. Tickets are $10 each. Visit www. or call 333-1933 for more information. Billy Nalle during his career in New York City with major network television Island Artists Help Celebrate Gallerys Milestone AnniversarySanibel artists Carol Rosenberg, Ann Bischoff, Bea Pappas, Gordon Coughlin, Joyce Rand and Mary Ann Devos are among the artists who will join in the 20th anniversary celebration of Hirdie-Girdie Art Gallery on Sanibel this month. As founding members of the colorful art cooperative when it began two decades ago, they will be recognized at a reception at the gallery on Monday, January 13. The alumni artists works will be displayed along with those of Hirdie Girdies 15 current artists through the month of January. Through the years weve had so many talented people who have given their time and enthusiasm to keep our gallery fresh and unique, said oil painter Gordon Coughlin, who has been a member of the co-op since its beginning. Weve been a creative family for 20 years, and that means helping each other when necessary and celebrating each others successes. The public is invited to the gallerys anniversary reception at 2490 Library Way on January 13 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Baileys General Store is providing an anniversary cake. Hirdie Girdie alumni artist Ann Bischoff MUSIC LESSONSJennifer ValiquettePrivate Instruction on Piano, Saxophone, & Flute Sanibel and Fort MyersPhone: 239-989-7799 Web: Show Sponsor: Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Book by James LapineSo what happens after happily ever after?Original logo created by Martin Murphy. Into The Woods is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019. Tel.: (212) 5414684 Fax: (212) 397-4684 www.MTIShows.comCOMING SOON 2013-2014 Season A Play by Todd Logan Book and Lyrics by Barry Harman Music by Keith Hermann Music by Jed Feuer Book & Lyrics by Boyd Graham DEFAMATION A PLAY BY TODD LOGANDIRECTED BY RICHARD SHAVZIN The Stephen Sondheim/ James Lapine beloved musical is a retelling of classic Grimm stories as a parade of familiar folktale figures find their way into the woods and try to get home before dark. Follow along as iconic fairy tale characters experience a new cautionary tale about the responsibility of having your wishes come true. Opening Night Receptions Hosted by: Season Sponsor:


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 10, 201442 Yoko Ono Exhibit Invites Collaborationby Tom HallA few months after first meeting her, John Lennon tried to commission Yoko Ono to build a light house in his garden. Oh, that was conceptual, Ono demurred, referring to a structure shed built in her imagination with beams of refracted light emanating from hypothetical prisms. In the 47 years that have ensued since that conversation, Ono has constructed a legacy as the worlds penultimate conceptual artist. If Ono had her druthers, people entering the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery on Friday, January 24 to see Yoko Ono: Imagine Peace (YOIP) would be handed a set of instructions and asked to fill the exhibition halls blank walls with magnificent artworks projected from their individual and collective imaginations. YOIP does not go quite that far, but there will be no viewers or spectators at the exhibit. Everyone who passes through the Rauschenberg Gallerys doors will be magically converted into an active collaborator the instant they are handed an Onochord and encounter works such as Wish Tree, Map Piece and Play It By Trust. I spend a lot of time in museums and never fail to be amazed at how people spend more time reading labels than looking at the art, stated co-curator Kevin Concannon, the Virginia Tech director of visual arts who orchestrated the first YOIP exhibit in 2007 at the University of Akron in Ohio. That doesnt happen with Yokos participatory pieces. They induce an exchange between the audience and the artist. While the manner in which each guest and audience make each new iteration of YOIP fresh and unique, the exhibition has been totally reconceived for the Rauschenberg Gallery. It really is a new exhibition, with everything except Play It By Trust being made site-specifically for our show, said new Rauschenberg Gallery Director Jade Dellinger. We will include material related to Yokos Indica Gallery exhibition and her original Sales List, which were never included in previous exhibitions and are being lent by Yokos Studio One in New York City. Material from J ohn & Yokos Year of Peace has also been eliminated, which serves to place the focus on Onos contributions as a conceptual artist. For Ono, thoughts are things. She is living testament to the affirmations mouthed by Napoleon Hill, Earl Nightingale and Brian Tracy that what the mind can conceive, it will achieve with a positive mental attitude, you become what you think about and like attracts like in the realm of the mind. She controls the images entering her own mind with Spartan-like self-discipline. Thats why all the negativity that has been hurled at her since her liaison with Lennon has failed to derail either her creativity or message. But Ono does not operate exclusively in the realm of the individual. The magic of Yoko Ono: Imagine Peace is that it works on the collective zeitgeist first of the audience, then of the surrounding community, and ultimately the entire world. Say imagine peace enough and you will. Write your individual wish for peace on a tag and affix it to Onos Wish Tree, and youve converted thoughts to action. Hear that your wish has joined more than a million others at the Imagine Peace Tower in Iceland, and you will come to believe that peace is not just possible, but inevitable when enough energized people share that dream. But peace can mean more than just the end of war, said Dellinger. It can mean personal balance and well-being, harmony within your family or the end to gun violence. Ono alludes to this more expansive interpretation in a cut from her current album, Take Me To The Land of Hell. We, the expendable people of the United States, ask for the violence to disappear... she implores in Cheshire Cat Cry. Stop the violence. Stop all the wars. Who needs violence? Who needs war? Who needs it? She feels this refrain so deeply that she published the lyrics in a full page ad in The New York Times last September. But make no mistake. Ono is not prone to wishful thinking. The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory, quotes Concannon from Onos favorite passage in a 2004 Howard Zinn article. And since you become what you think about, theres everything to be gained by controlling your thoughts and attracting the future you want and deserve. If those who attend the Bob Rauschenberg exhibit leave with that sense, with the conviction that they can change their lives and even our culture through the power of their imagination and a cognizance that we are all part of a universal scheme, then Concannon, co-curator John Noga and Dellinger will have done their job, and Yoko herself will be thrilled. A dream you dream alone is only a dream, Ono declared in her 1972 single, Now Or Never, but a dream we dream together is reality. Thats as true today as it was then. You can share that dream and become part of a new gallery happening on January 24 when Yoko Ono: Imagine Peace opens at the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery on the Lee campus of Edison State College. For more information, call 489-9313. Yoko Ono: Imagine Peace opens on January 24 at the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery in Fort Myers photo courtesy of Synaesthete Poets Corner selected by Tanya HochschildIf You Could Only See Beautiful Worldby Ethan Slocum If you could only see how beautiful The world is, The pieces would come together And it would all make sense to you Love was hidden in the shadows Happiness made up the clouds The sun rose to greet you, Before you made your Way, If you could only see how beautiful The world is, You could be grasping for the air It could take you away, Far beyond here You could sway in the moonlight, Before the firelight Paint a picture in the sky, With the lights from the open If you could only see how beautiful The world is, You could swim in golden waters Float away into the mist That forms on the darkest of Seas, But all of this, Does not appear to you Unless you keep your eyes open, And free your mind, Be alive here, With us, Awake once more In the rays of light, That beams down from the heavens, And see how beautiful the world isEthan Slocum is 20 years old, attends Edison State College and will be transferring to FGCU for his English major. He has had three poems published in Edisons publication called The Illuminations. He wants to be a creative writer/English professor. We invite submissions from local poets. Anyone interested may submit their work via email to tutsie@ Each week, individual work will be showcased.


43 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 10, 2014 Call Ahead 239472-0303Seating At Breakfast & Lunch RESERVATIONS FOR DINNER362 PERIWINKLE WAY Lighthouse Caf Lighthouse Caf Worlds Best Breakfast Worlds Best Breakfast NOW SERVING DINNERDAILY FRESH FISH INCLUDING:GROUPER, AHI TUNA, SALMON, SNAPPER, TRIPLE TAIL, COBIA & TILAPIA SERVED...ENJOY FRESH FISH CRUSTED WITH ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:Potato-Onion-Parmesan Crusted, Garlic-Parmesan Crusted, Blue Crab Crusted, Butternut-Garlic Crusted, Sweet Potato CrustedTRY A CRUSTED FISH OVER A BIG SALADBurgers, Ribs, Chicken, Steak & Pasta Caesar Salads Beer & Wine List!Breakfast & LunchEveryday 7 a.m. 3 p.m.Dinner 5 pm 9 pm Monday Night MovieThe Huntby Di SaggauThe BIG ARTS movie for Monday Night, January 13 is The Hunt, a film about a maligned man who falls prey to malice. The Hunt has been widely acclaimed as Danish director Thomas Vinterbergs best film. It stars Mads Mikkelsen in a hauntingly, layered and nuanced drama about an innocent man who becomes the victim of a small town witch hunt. He plays Lucas, a much-loved teacher in a small Danish hunting village, whose life starts to come apart when he is falsely accused of an inappropriate act by a young girl. The girl is confused and even though she takes back what she said, the adults will not let it drop. Soon other children, coaxed by grown-up suggestions, add accusations. Lucas is not jailed but the villagers are still convinced of his guilt. The Hunt is a merciless examination of the fear and savagery that can take place in such a situation. Mikkelsen, who does not often play sympathetic roles, (he was James Bonds nemesis in Casino Royale) has never been better. He won Best Actor for his role as Lucas at Cannes in 2012. The film runs one hour, 51 minutes. The Monday Night Movie January 20 is My Afternoons With Margueritte. More on that next week. Admission to BIG ARTS Monday Night Film Series is $8 and all screenings begin at 7 p.m. in Schein Performance Hall. Each film is followed by a complimentary reception and discussion in Phillips Gallery. Sponsors are Bank of the Islands and Stan and Visnja Gembicki. Supporters are Sanibel Taxi, Jerrys Foods of Sanibel and John R. Wood Real Estate. BIG ARTS is located at 900 Dunlop Road. Tickets are available by calling 395-0900. From page 17Shared ScholarGreat Figures of the Old Testament and Great Figures of the New Testament for the Teaching Company. Teaching in a predominantly Protestant divinity school in the buckle of the Bible Belt, Levine combines historical-critical rigor, literary-critical sensibility and a dash of humor with a commitment to eliminating anti-Semitic, sexist and homophobic theologies. A reception will follow the lecture in Fellowship Hall of the Congregational Church. For more information, call the church at 472-0497. Our email address is


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 10, 201444 Iconic Island Businesswoman Betty Puff Reflects On Her 90 Yearsby Jeff LysiakOne of Sanibel Islands longtime residents and legendary businesswoman, Betty Jean Puff, celebrated her 90th birthday earlier this week with a low-key evening spent with a friend having dinner. However, the former purveyor of the B-Hive, Black Pearl, Baywind Plaza and Bettyes Bounty, recently reflected on her incredible life as well as her experiences before and after moving to Southwest Florida more than 50 years ago. I made most of my money here making T-shirts, said Puff, who was born on January 7, 1924. When I first came here, nobody was selling T-shirts that said Sanibel on them. That was in 1962, according to Puff. She sought out lighter colored shirts and hand-drew the lettering on them herself. They sold pretty well, too, she added. The Fort Wayne, Indiana native who earned the nickname Boots as a toddler after curling up to take a nap in one of her fathers wader boots excelled in art and athletics during her school years. I did everything drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, she recalled. After high school, I received several scholarships to art school. But unfortunately, you have to eat. After graduating from high school in 1942, Puff attended drafting school for one year before being hired at General Electric. There, she worked on drafting plans for airplane superchargers and was active in ELEX, the social and professional organization for the women of the company. In her spare time, she was a key player for the companys softball team, which won back-to-back state championships in 1944 and 1945. Not long after, Boots found herself as the starting shortstop for the Fort Wayne Daisies of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. I was short, so they batted me in the leadoff spot, said Puff. I remember once playing in New Orleans, and my teammate who batted second asked me what kind of pitches they threw to me. I told her, I dont know all I heard was strike three! Business Partnership Blossoms After leaving General Electric, Puff became a freelance artist and graphic designer. She became friends with a loan officer for Colonial Mortgage, Bette Parke, and the pair soon partnered on a business venture with local developer Amos Delagrange. The women designed and sold new tract home subdivisions in Fort Wayne, with Puff providing architectural drawings and floor plans. New York CityFine Italian Cuisine FINE ITALIAN CUISINEIL TESORO RISTORANTEinspired by Island Fare in a bistro style Fresh ingredients, simplicity, love... the recipe for a treasured dining experience Chef/Owner AJ Black751 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel Island, FL Reservations Suggested 239-395-4022 NEW SEASONAL MENU NEW SEASONAL MENU FARM-TO-TABLE FARM-TO-TABLETASTE OF THE ISLANDS IRON CHEF WINNERVOTED BEST CHEFBEST OF THE ISLANDS AWARD Among Betty Puffs many talents is painting, as evidenced by this original oil painting of an owl A needlepoint created by Puff notes the four businesses shes owned on Sanibel


The groundbreaking businesswomen later added a third partner, Lona Baker, and opened a gift shop in New Haven, Indiana called the B-Hive. But it was a vacation with another friend in 1962 that forever changed Puffs life. She discovered Sanibel during that trip, and later convinced Parke to visit the island and look into an investment opportunity. The owner of a small grocery store, Suva Trader, decided to sell his business. After meeting with a local realtor, Scotty Clark, the ladies submitted an offer to buy the business (at half of the asking price). Once the deal went through, Puff and Parke submitted their resignations to Delagrange, made arrangements for Baker to take over the B-Hive, and moved to the Sunshine State. Throughout their 40-plus years as business partners and land developers, the women owned and operated a specialty grocery store (B-Hive), arts and craft businesses (Black Pearl and Bettyes Bounty) as well as commercial property (Baywind Plaza). The pair also founded the Sanibel chapter of the American Business Womens Association in 1978 and were instrumental in helping establish the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW). In 1984, both ladies decided to retire. I wanted to enjoy my retirement, said Puff, who spent much of her time playing golf at Beachview. I started working when I was 10 years old and I worked for almost 75 years. I think thats enough. And while Parke passed away in 1996, Puff remains in her small but cozy apartment in Baywind Plaza. She likes to talk about the islands past, The way things used to be, and offers her opinions on what businesses she would like to see brought here. I miss having a car wash it used to be located at the old Standard gas station, said Puff. I dont know where theyd put one business lots are too expensive. Although she isnt a Sanibel native, shes been here long enough to remember some of the islands most famous pioneers, including Clarence Rutland and the Bailey brothers, Francis, Sam and John. One of her favorite stories involves Rutland, who was standing in line at her grocery store one day. Some visitors asked me if there were any island natives still around, recalled Puff. I saw him and said, Uncle Clarence, do you know if there are any native islanders here? and he just shrugged his should and told them, Ive lived here my entire life, but I cant think of anyone. Regarding her longevity, the still spry 90-year-old offered, My aunt lived until she was 92, so I guess its hereditary. She then added, I dont drink coffee and I like to be around people who are funny. Im too serious sometimes. Betty Puff displays some of her needlepoint artwork which adorns a directors chair in her homeShare your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email Grand Patron Series Sponsor: The Ferguson Foundation Supporter: Traders Caf BIG ARTS | (239) 395-0900 | 900 Dunlop Road | Sanibel, FL 33957 BARRIER ISLAND GROUP for the ARTS ANNIVERSAR YFor a full listing of programs, please visit: www.BIGARTS.orgCLASSICAL | DANCE | FAMILY | FORUM | JAZZ/POP/CONTEMPORARY | THEATER VISUAL ARTS | FILM | COMMUNITY COLLABORATIONS | WORKSHOPS | WINTER ACADEMY GALLERYF UNDERS PhillipsGallerychein PERFORMANCE HALLS Sanibel Taxi Jerrys Foods of Sanibel John R. Wood Island Real Estate Film Series Sponsors: Film Series Supporters: JAZZ/POP/CONTEMPORARY FILMMonday Night Film Series$8 per ticket, 7 pm Schein Performance HallJanuary 6 January 13 January 27 The Rossano Sportiello/ Nicki Parrott/ Eddie Metz, Jr. Trio Featuring Harry AllenSaturday, January 11, 8 pm Student/Child: $5 DANCEDance Alive National BalletSaturday, January 18, 7:30 pm Student/Child: $5 COMMUNITY COLLABORATIONS THE FORUMIsland Jazz |Sunday, January 12, 3 pm CLASSICAL EVENINGSCalidore String QuartetThursday, January 9, 7:30 pm Student/Child: FreeGrand Patron Series Sponsor: The Ferguson Foundation Sponsors Benefactor Season Sponsor: Patron Sponsor: Grand Patron Series Sponsors: VISUAL ARTSARTSalon: Socio-Economic Value Thursday, January 16, 3 pm Discounts & Specials Available For Group Rates. Tarek MasoudWed. Jan. 15, 7:30 pm45 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 10, 2014


My Stars FOR WEEK OF JANUARY 13, 2014ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Romantic aspects are high at this time for single Lambs looking for love. Warm and fuzzy feelings also are at enhanced levels for Rams and Ewes in paired relationships. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) This week favors what Taureans dote on -namely, love and money. Look for more meaningful relationships for both singles and pairs, as well as an improved financial outlook. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) All lingering shreds of that recent bout with boredom are dissipated as you eagerly accept a challenging offer. Your positive mood persuades others to join you in this venture. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You might need validation for a possible solution to a situation involving someone close to you. Consider asking a trusted friend or relative to help you with this problem. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Investigate carefully before agreeing to assist a friend or colleague with a personal problem. There might be hidden factors that could emerge later that will create problems for you. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Your decision to work with an associate rather than go it alone, as you first proposed, brings an unexpected bonus. Be careful not to be judgmental. Allow for free and open discussion. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A loved ones health problem could, once again, make demands on your time and attention. But this time, make some demands of your own, and insist that others pitch in and help. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) This is a good time for the traditionally staid Scorpion to plan adjustments in your day-today schedules. Be more flexible and allow for more impromptu, off-the-cuff actions. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Avoid creating unnecessary fuss over a situation you dont approve of. If its going to work, it will do so despite your objections. If it fails, it will do so without a push from you. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Working with a trusted colleague could open your mind to exploring some considerations you previously dismissed out of hand. The weekend brings news from a loved one. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Resolving a recent problem leaves you in a good position to strengthen your influence on how things get done. But continue to encourage ideas and suggestions from others. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A new friend suggests an interesting opportunity. But check it out before you snap at it. It might be a good deal for some people, but it might not work in helping you reach your goals. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a way of helping people solve their problems, making you a most-respected counselor and trusted friend. On Jan. 17, 1865, Union Gen. William T. Shermans army is delayed in Savannah, Ga., by 10 days of rain as it waits to begin marching into the Carolinas. Just as Sherman and his army had destroyed nearly everything in its path in Georgia, Sherman planned to subject the Carolinas to the same brutal treatment. On Jan. 16, 1919, the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, prohibiting the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes, is ratified and becomes law. In 1933, the 21st Amendment to the Constitution repealed prohibition. On Jan. 15, 1936, Edsel Ford, son of auto pioneer Henry Ford, forms a philanthropic organization called the Ford Foundation with a donation of $25,000. The foundation was established in part as a legal way for the Ford family to avoid inheritance taxes. On Jan. 14, 1954, Hollywood star Marilyn Monroe marries New York Yankees slugger Joe DiMaggio. The marriage barely got past the honeymoon, and they were divorced 274 days later. In her filing, Monroe accused her husband of mental cruelty. On Jan. 13, 1962, comedian Ernie Kovacs, who hosted his own television shows during the 1950s, dies after crashing his Chevrolet Corvair into a telephone pole in Los Angeles while driving in a rainstorm. The Corvair was later made infamous by Ralph Naders groundbreaking 1965 book, Unsafe at Any Speed. On Jan. 18, 1985, for the first time since joining the World Court in 1946, the United States walks out of a case, this one concerning U.S. paramilitary activities against the Nicaraguan government. The Court decided against the United States; it charged that the U.S. violated international law with its actions against the Sandinistas. On Jan. 19, 1977, President Gerald Ford pardons Tokyo Rose, a Japanese-American woman named Iva Toguri. Toguri and other women had broadcast sentimental American music and phony announcements in a vain attempt to destroy the morale of Allied soldiers during World War II. It was noted American writer and essayist Flannery OConnor who made the following sage observation: Truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it. Even though the human brain makes up only 2 percent of the bodys mass, it consumes 20 percent of the bodys calories and oxygen. The chief translator for the European Parliament is named Ioannis Ikonomou. He is fluent in 32 languages -and still learning. During World War I, the United States acquired its first war dog. The pit bull was found wandering around Yale Field in New Haven, Conn., by soldiers in training. On particular soldier, Cpl. Robert Conroy, became close to the dog and refused to leave Stubby behind; when Conroy was shipped out, he hid the dog on board. Stubby served overseas for 18 months and saw action in 17 battles. On more than one occasion he sniffed out surprise attacks, saving his regiment. He was known for locating wounded soldiers on the field, and he even once caught a German spy. He was the most decorated dog of the Great War, and he was promoted to sergeant for his combat service -the only dog to be so honored. After the war, Sgt. Stubby was hailed as a hero; he led parades and met three presidents. He even has his very own brick at the World War I Memorial. It reads, Sergeant Stubby, Hero Dog of WWI, a Brave Stray. Those who study such things say that couples in a romantic relationship actually have heart rates that are in sync with each other. If youre like the average American, you drink 23 gallons of coffee every year, but only 9 gallons of tea. Research is what Im doing when I dont know what Im doing. -Wernher Von Braun BEST TAKE-OUT ON THE ISLANDS CALL FOR DAILY SPECIALS472-9300 Jerrys FoodsRestaurant & DeliDaily Lunch Specials Salad Bar Take-Out or Eat In Breakfast Lunch DinnerOpen Daily 6 a.m. 10 p.m. The Only Dockside Dining on Sanibel Located at the Sanibel Marina Specializing in Local Seafood We also feature Petite & 10 oz. 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47 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 10, 2014 Bush Foundation Student Writing Contest OpenThe Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy announced that the Florida Celebration of Reading Writing Contest is open to thirdthrough fifth-grade students in Southwest Florida, including Lee, Collier, Charlotte and Hendry counties. The Celebration of Reading on Friday, February 14 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa helps raise funds for the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, which teaches parents and children to learn to read together through innovative family literacy programs. Childrens author Mary Pope Osborne is one of four best-selling guest authors at the event. This years student writing contest is based on her award-winning Magic Tree House series. The books are filled with tales from Jack and Annies adventures, the main characters in Osbornes series. The children discover a tree house with books that take them on numerous adventures. Were excited that Mary Pope Osborne will help us kick off our 14th Florida Celebration of Reading, said Liza McFadden, president of the Barbara Bush Foundation. Since our event falls on February 14, wed love to have our young authors write a magical first page of a book or a poem centered on a Valentines Day Jack and Annie adventure. The Florida Department of Educations Just Read, Florida! office will assist in reading and judging entries. Contest winners, accompanied by their parents, will be recognized at a VIP breakfast on February 14, sponsored by Public Risk Insurance Agency. The students will be Osbornes guests at the Celebration of Reading student breakfast and have the opportunity to visit with the author and share their winning submissions. Writing contest entries are limited to a maximum of 500 words. Deadline is Sunday, January 26 at 5 p.m. Entries can be submitted electronically to or mailed to the Barbara Bush Foundation, attention COR 2014 Writing Contest, 516 North Adams St. Tallahassee, FL 32301, postmarked no later than January 26. Illustrations are welcome but not mandatory. Contest guidelines will be posted on the Barbara Bush Foundations website events page at Twelve winning entries will be selected based upon imagination, creativity and quality of writing. Winners will be announced in schools and on the foundations website at For more information, call the Barbara Bush Foundation at 850-562-5300. Mary Pope Osborne, childrens author Rotary Club Presents Concert By Internationally Acclaimed Pianist The Rotary Club of Sanibel-Captiva is hosting a concert with world famous pianist Francesco Attesti, as a fundraiser for Gift of Life International, on Thursday, January 16 at The Heights Cultural Arts Center. The evening will begin with hors doeuvres and a cash bar at 6 p.m., followed by a Gift of Life presentation. The concert will begin at 7:15 p.m. The cost is $50 per person. Gift of Life coordinates with doctors, hospitals and Rotary clubs around the world in identifying children in need of heart surgery and then matches them with hospitals and volunteer medical teams mainly in the United States where these vital life-saving surgeries are performed. Rotary fundraisers and donations provide the families of these children with transportation, housing and per diem expense monies so that they may accompany their child on these remarkable journeys. To date, Gift of Life programs around the world have provided life-saving heart surgery to more than 16,000 children. Attesti is an Italian pianist of international acclaim. Among his generation of musicians, he is considered one of the finest interpreters of the Romantic and early 20th century repertoire. He began practicing the piano at the age of six and gave his first concert at 11, performing a transcription of the Toccata and Fugue in D Minor by JS Bach. When Attesti was 16, he met Sergio Perticaroli who, impressed by the youths capabilities at the piano, invited him to attend the Summer Masterclass at the Mozarteum of Salzburg. There, Attesti was immersed in the romantic repertoire, particularly the works of Chopin and Liszt. He continued to study with Maestro Perticaroli for several years in Rome, refining his skills and winning several national and international piano competitions, including Ibla Grand Prize International, FIDIAPA Competition, Citt di, Racconigi, Migliori Diplomati dItalia, Rovere dOro, Citt di Cesenatico. The Heights Center is at 15570 Hagie Drive in Fort Myers. Tickets are available at Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, Baileys General Store, John Grey Painting, Congress Jewelers and Heights Center or online at Top Ten Books On The Island1. Gone by Randy Wayne White 2. Sanibel Sunset Detective by Ron Base 3. Aviators Wife by Melanie Benjamin 4. Six Mornings on Sanibel by Charles Sobczak 5. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes 6. Light Between Oceans by M.I. Steadman 7. Insurgent by Veronica Roth 8. Deceived by Randy Wayne White 9. Whered You Go Bernadette? by Maria Semple 10. Paris Wife by Paula McLain Courtesy of Sanibel Island Bookshop. Francesco Attesti To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


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NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands VOL. 21, NO. 29 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA JANUARY 10, 2014 B BSECTION Locals Invited To Show Off Treasured Rides At Coolest Wheels ShowMost people have seen them from time to time cruising up Periwinkle Way. A sleek, tail-finned convertible from the s, a gleaming restored pickup truck from the s or s, a funky beach buggy, a chromed-out chopper motorcycle or a flashy sports car from back in the day. The cool vehicles are out there on Sanibel and Captiva, but sightings are limited. These vehicles are usually hidden away behind garage doors. Some are the pampered possessions of serious collectors, some are the obsessions of passionate gear-heads, and some are the toys of folks who want something unusual in their driveway. This month, the owners of these vehicles are invited to show them off to residents and visitors by participating in a vehicle show devoted to the islands coolest wheels. The show will be held Sunday, January 26 as part of Sanibel Fun Fest at The Community House. The Fun Fest Coolest Wheels show is open to all types of vehicles, including cars, trucks and motorcycles in all categories; classic, vintage, antique, exotic, custom, older muscle cars and hot rods. Trophies will be awarded for excellence as determined by a certified Antique Automobile Club of America senior master judge, and also for the entry voted most popular. There is no entry fee, and those who display their vehicles will receive free admission to all Sunday Fun Fest activities. Vehicle check-in and parking is from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Exhibition spaces are limited so entrants are asked to call 472-2155 in advance to preregister and reserve a spot. The show will cap off a weekend of activities at Sanibel Fun Fest. Sunday hours are noon to 4 p.m. Other events that day will include music on the outdoor stage by The Troublestarters; a day-long exhibition of body painting with jury-awarded prizes for best designs, judging and awards presentation for the sand sculpture contest, and food and beverage concessions.continued on page 2B 1955 Ford Thunderbird Vintage Indian Model A truck Chevy New Foundation To Give Women A Hand Up With EducationWomen living and/or working on Sanibel or Captiva who are looking for ways to help pay for their continuing education will have a new resource to turn to: The Starfish Scholarship Foundation. It will be the scholarship organization on the islands dedicated exclusively to assisting the nontraditional female student. The foundation is designed to help local women who do not fit the mold of the typical scholarship recipients. Unlike new high school graduates or young college students, these are women who already have some life experience under their belts. Whether they are in the workforce, stay-at-home moms or students, they are striving to make better lives for themselves and their families. We all know women who work long hours with two or even three jobs just to pay their bills and keep their children safe, said island resident Nancy Dreher, founder of the Starfish Foundation. We know women who need just nine or more credit hours to obtain a degree but have no time and no money. These women have not searched for help, and most social programs are not designed for them. The foundations volunteer staff of local residents with varied professional experience will seek out qualified women and serve as mentors, helping them navigate educational bureaucracies. Foundation staff members plan to call on a network of businesses, houses of worship, schools and civic and social organizations to find potential candidates, said Dreher. To qualify, applicants must be applying to, or accepted by, an accredited college or vocational school. The foundation will also consider requests for obtaining GEDs, technical and vocational accreditation in a recognized field, and degrees at junior colleges and universities. Candidates must also live and/or work on Sanibel or Captiva. Financial need will also be a consideration. An exemplary past academic record is not required, nor is a spotless work history, said Dreher. What is required is the applicants belief that she is somebody special, and she can be responsible and make a difference for herself, her family and her community. A Sanibel resident since 2007 with more than two decades of experience in retail operations and staffing, Dreher said the inspiration for The Starfish Scholarship Foundation came to her from the women she met on the islands. Every day, up to 5,000 people come to this island to work and they are part of our greater community, she said. They are working long hours at hourly-wage jobs where just one more certificate or course credit would give them the boost they need to get ahead. The Starfish Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit, will hold its first fundraiser at The Sanctuary Golf Club on January 21. Tickets to Education is Fashionable are $75 and are available by calling 5790404. For more information about The Starfish Foundation, visit Rebecca Binkowski, Nancy Dreher (founder) and Denise McEnroe


2B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 10, 2014 Event Volunteer Registration January 24, 6-9 pm; January 25, 10-4 6-9; January 26, Sunday 12-4 2173 Periwinkle Way Please submit this form before January 17, 2014 Name: (Print ) Last_____________________First__ ________________ _____Date_______ Birthday_________Gender_____Occupaon___ ____________ ______________________ Address____________ _______City_________ __State________Zip__ __________ _______ Local Phone_____________ ____Cell Phone______ ____________Email:_ ______________ Days Available Before the Event (Circle Days) M, T, W, TH Friday Jan.24 Saturday, Jan.25, Sunday, January 26 Areas of Interest (Circle) Assist with tents, tables, & chair set up Runner with items during event Clean-up Entrance gate sales T-shirt, hat, shell tent sales Sale of shells for shell wall Garbage collecon Seang at Wolanin on Friday evening Seang at Luau on Saturday evening Volunteer tent VIP servicing Upon arrival, please check in at the volunteer tent where you wi ll receive a volunteer lanyard to be worn during your shi. Please turn it in at the volunteer tent at the end of your me. Please fax your registraon to 239-472-0124, email it to or drop it o at the Community House. For more informaon call Teresa or Yvonne at 239-472-2155. Parking for all voluntee rs will be behind The Bean. Times Available (Circle) Morning 9am-1 pm Aernoon Noon-4pm Evening 5pm-9 pm Anyme Duty Assignment (Oce Use Only) Gold Sponsors: Chicos, Sanibel Capva Trust Co., Sanctuary Golf Club, Suncoast Beverage, John Grey Painng, Wilbu r Smith Law Firm, Times of the Islands From page 1BCoolest Wheels ShowFun Fest will kick off on Friday, January 24 with a concert performance by Whitney Wolanin in The Community House auditorium. Showtime is 7 p.m. with a VIP meet and greet reception beginning at 6 p.m. Daytime events on Saturday, January 25 will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will include music on the outdoor stage by Caribbean Chillers, a Jimmy Buffet tribute band; a performance by the Sanibel School Steel Drum Band; a Pirate and Mermaid Costume Contest for the kids; childrens games, plus access to the Pieces of Eight pirate ship; local arts and crafts; and food and beverage concessions. On Saturday, from 6 to 9 p.m., The Community House will host a Polynesian Review Show and Luau with a Polynesian-style pig roast dinner. The show is family-friendly. For more information on Sanibel Fun Fest, visit or call 4722155. Rotary Happenings submitted by Shirley JewellWhen the guest speaker calendar came across my desk last month for January 2014, I really didnt pay that much attention to it well, I should have. It wasnt until last Friday morning that I realized I might be in trouble writing on the topic Robert (Bob) Schmidt had selected to speak to us about, Government and the Innovation Ecosystem. My anxiety only grew when Schmidt was introduced. How impressive are these credentials? He founded and is the chairman of Cleveland Medical Devices, Orbital Research, NeuroWave Systems, Great Lakes NeuroTechnologies Inc. and Flocel Inc. He received his BS degree in mechanical engineering and his MS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, his MBA from the University of Utah and his juris doctorate from Cleveland State University. He is a licensed professional engineer and a patent law attorney. Schmidt personally holds 30 US patents, and has led two companies into the Inc. 500. He brought along with him a handful of his companys product brochures, products that many of us are or will be using in the not too near future. SleepView Monitor is a portable medical monitoring device used to alert and keep track of patients with obstructive sleep apnea. This home sleep testing monitor collects information to be sent to your doctor via a computer web portal and used to determine the course of action to treat the problem. Kinesia HomeView is an ambulatory monitor assessment system that captures Parkinsons disease brain patterns and similar symptom brain activity at home. The system captures symptom fluctuations in patients, interprets a comprehensive view of patient function, tailors therapies to target specific sympcontinued on page 3B Robert Schmidt To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


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ISLAND SUN JANUARY 10, 20144B Trust Company Gives $3,500 Toward The Community House Fun FestThe Sanibel Captiva Trust Company has become a $3,500 Gold Sponsor for the inaugural Fun Fest at The Community House in late January. Trust company President Dick Pyle said, The Community House has been a special place on the islands since 1927 and we are honored to help them further their mission. The inaugural three-day fun fest benefits the non-profit operations of the Sanibel Community Association. Festivities kick off on Friday, Janujary 24 with a benefit concert from Whitney Wolanin, a recording artist with roots on Sanibel, and her six-piece band. Her song, Run, Run Rudolph, shot to No. 2 on the Adult Contemporary chart, sandwiched between Kelly Clarksons Underneath the Tree and Mary J. Bliges This Christmas. Tickets are available by calling 472-2155. Saturday and Sunday feature many different activities such as a sand sculpture contest, local arts and crafts, indoor games for children, mermaid and pirate competition, Sanibel Steel Drum Band, 26-foot Pieces of Eight pirate ship, car and motorcycle show, sanctioned body painting competition and featured music on the outdoor stage. Theres also a Saturday evening Polynesian Luau with floor show. For more information on The Community House or other SCA-sponsored events, visit or call 472-2155. Staff of Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, from left, Steve Greenstein, Ian Breusch, Frances Steger, Robin Cook, Phyllis Gibson, Chip Lesch, Beth Weigel, Lori Mobley, Kristi Lane and Robin Darden Devonwood Estate Cape Coral: Magnificent Estate Home with 6,950 sq. ft., 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, top location at intersecting canal, wide waterfront $ 2,590,000 Luxury Two Story Mansion Unique Residence in Catalpa Cove Fort Myers: Custom built home in Gated Community, 3 bed/bathrooms, 3,091 living sq. ft, summer kitchen/bar Thomas Hopf Broker Isabella Rasi Realtor $ 799,000 1101 Periwinkle Way #105 Sanibel, FL 33957 Tel.: 239-209-1513 Fort Myers: Beautiful home with 6,500 living sq. ft, 6 bed/bathrooms, 4 garage spaces and outdoor fireplaces. $ 1,890,000 SANIBEL CAPTIVA SANIBEL CAPTIVA Tracy Walters Tracy Walters REALTOR REALTOR 239.994.7975 239.994.7975 Connie Walters Connie Walters REALTOR REALTOR 239.841.4540 239.841.4540 John Naumann & Associates1149 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957Let us help you become part of them too We are part of the Islands 1272 Isabel Drive 150 Direct Bayfront 10,000+ sq ft of Island Living Largest Dock in harbor included Bayfront PoolO ered at $3,750,000 1520 San Carlos Bay Drive 110 Direct Bayfront Open air pool Guest Suites w/Breakfast area Immediate OccupancyO ered at $2,195,000 DIRECT BAYFRONT 4781 Tradewinds Drive Open Sundeck w/Gulf Views 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths Gulf front lot 100x348 Wood Flooring, Granite CountersO ered at $1,595,000 Plantation Village A112 Over 1500 square feet Florida Room w/Direct Gulf Views 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths Completely FurnishedO ered at $1,100,000 GULF FRONT 1009 Dixie Beach Blvd Open spaces w/3 bedroom, 2 bath Lap pool & spa Courtyard area, Great for entertaining Hardwood Floors & Tile throughoutO ered at $539,000 736 Cardium Street 3 bedroom, 2 bath 5-8 minute stroll to beach Large Studio w/Storage Natural SurroundingsO ered at $459,900 ACTIVE CONTINGENT


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6B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 10, 2014 Foundation Supports Human Trafficking Awareness ProjectA collaborative program developed locally was awarded a Southwest Florida Community Foundation Community Impact Grant. Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships (HTAP), as the lead agency, received a grant of $20,000. to expand its Point of Contact, Point of Rescue program to hospitals, medical facilities and libraries in Lee, Hendry-Glades, Charlotte-Desoto counties. Point of Contact, Point of Rescue aims to educate employees and managers of businesses to recognize the signs of trafficking in their clients or patrons and to develop a protocol to know who to call and what to report. Nola Theiss, executive director of HTAP, has seen the level of awareness grow in the area since 2005 when the first Human Trafficking Task Force was formed, initiated by the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva. Since that time, HTAP has trained over 24,000 individuals and has developed prevention and awareness programs. Alex Olivares of Catholic Charities says, We have seen it all in Southwest Florida. There is no one kind of victim or one kind of trafficker. Over 150 victims of human trafficking have been identified in Southwest Florida over the last five years. They include women and men, children and adults, American citizens and foreign born residents in both sex and labor trafficking and domestic servitude. The oldest victim was a 67-year-old-woman and the youngest was only nine years old. Yaro Garcia of ACT, who carries a caseload of victims all the time, says, If more people were trained to recognize the signs of trafficking, more victims would be rescued. Working together on this program enables the victims to get the services they need. The reporting protocol varies depending on the type of business and is developed in partnership with the busineses. In all cases, ACT, the local domestic violence center hot line is used: 939-3112 usually in conjunction with 911 or an alternate number, depending on the situation and laws. Trainers from ACT, Catholic Charities and HTAP share the training opportunities. Both the Lee Memorial Health System and the Lee County Sheriffs Office partner in this program. In the past, many local cases have been reported through the hospitals and the goal now is to train every employee to increase that number and to raise the level of awareness in other businesses as well. For further information, call 415-2635 or email at FISH Sponsors Free Tax Prep AidThe IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program offers free tax assistance for qualified taxpayers. Households that make $58,000 or less and need assistance in preparing their tax returns qualify for the VITA program. Certified trained volunteers provide basic income tax return preparation to individuals in our community. VITA preparers can inform taxpayers about special tax credits that may be applicable such as Earned Income Credit, Child Tax Credit and Credit for Elderly or the Disabled. VITA will offer tax preparation on Friday, January 31 from 9 4.p.m. at the FISH Walk-In Center. Appointments are required and can be made by contacting Christine Swiersz or Jessi Zeigler at 472-4775. Other program dates will be offered throughout the tax season. From left, Anne Douglas of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, Yaro Garcia of ACT, Alex Olivares of Catholic Charities, Nola Theiss of HTAP and Sarah Owens of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation Site Visitation Landscape Design Installation Delivery Monthly Maintenance300 CENTER ROAD FORT MYERS FL 33907239.939.9663 www.NoLawn.comOpen Mon Sat 9am to 5pm, Sun 10am to 3pmGET REAL: GO NATIVE!WE CARRY THOUSANDS OF NATIVE WILDFLOWERS, TREES, SHRUBS, VINES, GRASSES & AQUATIC PLANTS 20% OFFEVERYTHINGthrough December Pool Service & Supply Pool Service & Supply Chlorine Tabs Tools Pumps Chlorine Tabs Tools Pumps Free computerized water analysis Free computerized water FL Lic. #CPC1457804 FL Lic. #CPC1457804STORE HOURS: M-F 9-4 SAT 10-1 SERVICE: MON-SAT 8-5 Stop by our store in Anchor Point 1633 Periwinkle Way472-4100BANNER POOL SERVICE ENGEL & VLKERSIsabella Rasi 239-246-4716 Enjoy unobstructed sunsets fom this


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ISLAND SUN JANUARY 10, 20148B Book Sheds Light On Concussion Issue Plaguing Footballby Ed FrankIn the midst of the frenetic National Football League playoffs leading to Super Bowl XVIII on February 2, is there any doubt that professional football is the most successful and captivating sport in America? Yet mounting questions arise as to the brutality of the sport and the denial of the NFL that crushing injuries have resulted in brain damage, memory loss and even suicides by former players. In addition, there are statistics that reveal an increasing number of parents are keeping their children off the football fields and pushing them into other sports such as soccer. A recent ESPN report stated that the popular Pop Warner youth football program has seen a 10 percent decline in participation that is attributed to the concern over concussions. This controversial issue was detailed in an in-depth investigation by two veteran reporters in their new book entitled League of Denial the NFL, Concussions and the Battle for Truth. Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru, both ESPN investigative reporters, said the purpose of the book is not to destroy professional football but rather to shed light on the denial of the NFL that head injuries have led to brain damage. This is despite the fact that the NFL recently paid $765 million to settle a lawsuit brought by nearly 6,000 former players and their families. It is interesting that these two prizewinning writers wrote this best-selling book while employed by ESPN which is one of the major networks that broadcast NFL football. Not once did ESPN attempt to put a clamp on their investigation and, in fact, the network ran stories on their research before the book was published. For more than two decades the NFL has denied the link between concussions and brain injuries despite the mountain of evidence to the contrary, the book states. In fact, the NFL attempted to stifle reports on the concussion issue. In fairness, the NFL has taken aggressive steps to curtail helmet-to-helmet collisions by increasing on-field penalties and off-field fines. In addition any player showing signs of a concussion must clear a medical exam before allowed to return to action. This is an issue that wont go away. And this new book tells why. Its a book that should be read by football fans, parents and coaches. Twins Prospect Rosario Hit With Major Drug Suspension The Minnesota Twins No. 5-ranked prospect, Eddie Rosario, who hit .302 last season over 122 games combined with the Fort Myers Miracle and Double-A New Britain, has been suspended for 50 games without pay for a second violation of baseballs Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. The 22-year-old Rosario, a native of Puerto Rico, was a fourth round selection by the Twins in the 2010 Major League Draft. He was originally drafted as an outfielder but has been converted to a second baseman. In 52 games played here last season for Fort Myers before being promoted to New Britain, Rosario hit .329 with 35 RBIs. Everblades Home This Weekend Against First-Place South Carolina The Florida Everblades are home this weekend at Germain Arena with the opportunity to close the gap with first-place South Carolina. The Everblades began the week with a 20-10-1-1 season record, nine points behind South Carolina in the ECHL South Division. Florida faces the Stingrays at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Friday, and 7 p.m. Saturday. The local hockey team also is home next weekend against Orlando. SPORTS QUIZ 1. The Marlins Juan Pierre, in 2013, became the seventh player to have 600 or more career steals, and more steals than walks. Name three of the other six. 2. 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Bowmans Beach. $249,000 $249,000 NEW LISTING UNDER CONTRACT The Sanibel Island Golf ClubMen Scramble Into The New YearOn Saturday, January 4, the mens league members at Sanibel Island Golf Club played a regular scramble. Gross scores were used to determine finishes with one half of the foursomes lowest handicap participant subtracted from the final score. The team of Wayne Turner, Hunt Ethridge, David Smith and Jack Tukey won with a final score of 57.5. Everyone on that team had at least one natural birdie and Wayne Turner, the captain of the foursome, had three. Several pars and a couple of bogies contributed to the win. In second place was the foursome of Chuck Bye, David Wiseley, Don Bradford and Jerry Mader wiith a score of 58.5. Close behind them with a score of 59 were Fred Zimmer, Dick Cordair, Guy Tober and Bill Blankenship. After the scramble was completed the players gathered for lunch at the Blue Coyote. Jack Tukey, Wayne Turner, Hunt Etheridge and David Smith June Muench Mardi Glenn Nancy McConnell Anne Frymoyer Annie Wainwright The Dunes Golf ClubBeat The Pro GolfThe Dunes Golf & Tennis Club Womens Golf Association members played a Beat the Pro contest on Friday, January 3. The pro target score was 74 and the results are: June Muench 68 Mardi Glenn 68 Nancy McConnell 71 Anne Frymoyer 72 Annie Wainwright 73 Chip-ins: June Muench #18 Joan Kent #15


11B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 10, 2014 The Dunes Golf ClubNifty NinersThe Dunes Golf & Tennis Club Nifty Niners results from Thursday, January 2, format Low Putts, are: 1st Nancy Hopkins 14 T2nd Phyllis Koury 16 T2nd Joan Dyke 16 The Dunes Golf ClubThe Dunes Golf & Tennis Club Mens Golf Association results from Wednesday, January 1, format Individual Quota Points, are: Flight #1 1st Peter Cline +8 2nd Tom Veratti +4 *10 back nine 3rd Al Larsen +4 *7 back nine Flight #2 1st Greg Jennings +10 2nd Mike Hnatow +9 3rd Dave Jones +6 To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Sanibel Night At FGCU BasketballJoin fellow Eagles fans on Saturday, January 18 for Sanibel Night at the Florida Gulf Coast University mens basketball game. Tip-off is at 7:35 p.m. versus rival East Tennessee State University at the Alico Arena. The game is being televised by CBS affiliate WINK-TV. Tickets are only $11 per person. Purchase tickets at the Sanibel Recreation Center, 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information please call the Sanibel Recreation Center. Teenagers are invited join the fun of Sanibel Night at the FGCU mens game with the teen group. Cost is only $10 for Rec Center members and $10.75 for non-members. Bring some extra money for the dollar menu before the game. The van will leave the Rec Center at 6:05 p.m. and the approximate return time is 10 p.m. Teens ages 12 to 15 are welcome. Van seating is limited; sign up by Thursday, January 16. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Sanibel Recreation Center at 472-0345 or visit Exquisite, luxury, estate home, pool/spa Fireplace, 2 master, gorgeous wood oor Butlers pantry, tray ceilings/designer moldings Hurricane protection, private guest balcony $1,949,000 (2131380) John Nicholson 472-5187 x 279 STUNNING GOLF & LAKE VIEW All rooms open to pool Perfect for entertaining Split bedroom design No bridge, canal to Gulf $995,000 (2131385) Debbie Staley 472-5187 x 258 EASY LIVING Direct access 4 BR home, boat dock & lift Great views, open oor plan, pool w/paver deck Great room, large master suite, replace, built-ins Split bedrooms, soaring ceilings, gated community $598,000 (2131351) Jim Hall 472-5187 x 215 DIRECT ACCESS BOATING Waterfront home on 1.4 acres with beach access 2100 sq. updated home w/tin roof, cathedral ceilings Remodeled kitchen, hardwood oors, beautiful gardens, Paver walkways, Dock and lift, small pool $1,695,000 (2131339) Glenn Carretta 472-5187 x 221 CAPTIVA ISLANDS BEST VALUE! Adorable home and guest cottage 4 Bedroom, 4 Bath New boat lift Breathtaking Bay Views! $1,395,000 (2131022) Rose Dakos 472-5187 x 233 BAYFRONT ON WOODRING POINT 3 BR/3BA, charming cottage-style home Spellbinding Bay and garden views French Terra-cotta ooring, art-deco lighting 165 long dock on San Carlos Bay w/15,000# lift $1,995,000 (2121352) Mary Lou Bailey 239-472-5187 Ext. 246 GRACIOUSLY RESTORED BAYFRONT! New stainless appliances, granite countertops Gorgeous tile oors, new tile showers Remodeled master bath w/granite, screen lanai Easy 1st oor, corner unit, near beaches $119,900 (2131077) Jason Lomano 472-5187 x 286 REMODELED 2BR/2BA CONDO SPACIOUS POOL HOME BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME! DIRECT GULF FRONT UNIT Totally remodeled 2BR/2BA + den Great rental income, pet friendly Beautifully furnished Tommy Bahama motif Sundial complex, many amenities $839,000 (2130835) Susan Dunn 472-5187 x 238 Well maintained custom 3BR/2.5BA Screened patio & pool, newer appliances Open oor plan, cathedral ceilings, wood oors Situated on a double lot with sanctuary views $629,000 (2130547) Deb Gleason 472-5187 x 263 Golf course and river views Near beach with deeded beach access Large lot on cul-de-sac w/Western exposure Golf and tennis memberships available $389,000 (2130297) Joel Goodman 472-5187 x 224 Furnished 3BR/2BA in The Ridge Mexican tile & vaulted ceiling in LR/DR Community pool and tennis Two zone A/C, replace, eat-in kitchen $525,000 (2131076) Janie Howland 472-5187 x 268 NEAR BOWMANS BEACH 2BR/2.5BA beach cottage Sold furnished w/personal exceptions Hurricane windows and doors Steps to the pool, tennis & docks $795,000 (2131382) Karen Bell 472-5187 x 270 OSTER COURT SUNSET CAPTIVADID YOU KNOW?VIP REALTY HAS AN INVENTORY OF PROPERTIES IN EVERY PRICE RANGE AND LOCATIONS TO FIT MOST PEOPLES BUDGET. CALL VIP TODAY FOR MORE INFORMATION. NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING viprealty.comScan 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 2000 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, (239) 395-0607 14970 Captiva Drive, Captiva (239) 472-7800 (866) 472-7800 Toll free NEW LISTING NEW LISTING PRICE REDUCED PRICE REDUCED PRICE REDUCED


The variety of dining options on Sanibel and Captiva just keeps getting better. For their size, the islands offer an extensive culinary array all making the most of the areas fresh and abundant seafood and local produce. Youll find everything from burgers to barbecue, bistro style, Italian, Mexican, American, classic deli fare, organic, vegan, gluten-free, caf food and Caribbean. In this column, each week you will be able to stay updated on our local dining establishments and what theyre offering and get the scoop on the island dining scene, whether its fine or casual, take-out or frozen desserts.w Constantino Turquia, server at IL Tesoro Italian Restaurant RESTAURANTS CIPS PLACE Cips Place is named for the late Jimmy Cipriani, a longtime islander and owner of the property on which the restaurant sits. Jimmy always made time for a good conversation, good company and great food. In Jimmys memory, Cips styles itself as a local watering hole. A mural that takes up an entire wall shows lots of islanders through the ages including Cip and if you dont recognize them all, ask to see the key. Food choices range from comfort to culinary with some Caribbean and island favorites as well. And do try the home-made potato chips, the fried buttermilk chicken with sage gravy and the snapper tacos. Choose between the outdoor garden patio or front porch. Indoor seating and full bar are also available. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily with happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. Chips Sanibel Steakhouse has many great options for locals and tourists alike. It is open seven nights a week with daily happy hour from 5 to 6 p.m., featuring two-for-one drinks and $4.95 appetizers. For early diners, theres a three-course prix fixe menu for $35 including a cocktail. In addition to an updated wine list, seasonal house-infused liquors such as strawberry-jalapeo tequila, blood orange vodka and cucumber gin are available. The menu features steaks and seafood, including a six-ounce filet mignon topped with jumbo lump crabmeat finished with Hollandaise and served with CHIPS SANIBEL STEAKHOUSE BAILEYS GENERAL STOREBaileys General Store has a full deli, bakery, daily lunch specials, take out and catering for cook-outs, picnics and parties. This is the oldest supermarket on the islands, established long before a causeway linked Sanibel to the mainland. The bakery has freshly made donuts, scones and breads. The deli offers a variety of hot foods for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as catering services for special events. Services include shopping for your groceries and delivering them to your home or vacation destination. If you are on a gluten-free diet, pick up the extensive list of gluten-free products near the entrance to the supermarket. The Coffee Bar at Baileys serves espresso based drinks, hot chocolate, smoothies and specialty coffees. BLUE GIRAFFEBlue Giraffe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. This restaurant offers casual island dining seven days a week from a menu featuring fresh local seafood, chowders, salads and steaks. Besides dessert choices, you can get hand-dipped Edys Grand Ice Cream. Dine outside on the boardwalk or inside at handpainted tables decorated by a local artist, or sit at the full liquor bar for a mixed drink, glass of wine or cold beer. ISLAND FAREDine Your Way Around Sanibel And Captiva With Anne MitchellFor more information, check out our advertisers in this week's Island Sun THE DUNES RESTAURANT You may not be aware that the restaurant at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club on Sanibel is open to the public for lunch and dinner. The clubhouse offers great views of the lush greens and fairways and the sunsets are spectacular. Theres a new gourmet chef on board, a brand new lunch menu and sunset dinner specials every night. In addition, there are comedy nights, wine dinners, trivia nights, murder mysyteries and Name that Tune. CROW'S NEST AT TWEEN WATERS INNThe Crows Nest at Tween Waters Inn is a more casual place than its sister the Old Captiva House. Its home to the famed Captiva Crab Races on Mondays and Thursdays and is a popular venue for live entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays. There is a nightly happy hour. DOC FORD'S RUM BAR & GRILLEDoc Fords Rum Bar & Grille is named for the Doc Ford character in local author Randy Wayne Whites best-selling mystery novels. This summer, in addition to its Sanibel restaurant, Doc Fords added a Captiva location, in Chadwicks Square. Its a well known gathering place and tropical theme sports bar with indoor and outdoor patio seating. The combined menu offers all the lunch and dinner items from 11 a.m. until closing. It includes cedar plank salmon topped with a mango chipotle glaze or a marinated grilled chicken sandwich. The fish tacos are an island favorite and theres a well provisioned raw bar. Tropical drinks are a specialty, notably the signature rum drink, Island Mojito. of asparagus and choice of potato; Parmesan-crusted seabass served with mushroom risotto and finished with a creamy dill sauce. Save room for dessert though, because whether you are a chocolate lover or Key lime pie fan, Chips has something for every sweet tooth. GRAMMA DOTSGramma Dots, the only dockside dining on Sanibel, offers a lunch and dinner menu seven days a week from Sanibels only Seaside Saloon where you can leisurely dine at the Sanibel Marina in view of luxury yachts and modest fishing boats and watch the comings and goings of seagoing folk and fishermen. The menu features a full line of only fresh seafood, salads, sandwiches and more. Appropriate dress is required. If youre arriving by boat, check in with dockmaster for a lunch slip, monitor VHF 16. You can tie up for a night or two at the available dockage if you wish. Gramma Dots is open daily at 11:30 a.m. For dinner, arrive before 8 p.m. IL CIELOChef Neil Griffin and his team are reinventing Il Cielo to bring diners creative American cuisine and internationally inspired specials in an upscale casual atmosphere. From locally caught fish, American lamb and grass-finished beef to farm fresh organic produce, there is a thoughtfully-prepared dish on the menu for everyone. Visit us to see whats new at Il Cielo.. GREEN FLASHThe Green Flash has marvelous waterfront views of Captivas bayside and Pine Island Sound. The Green Flash was built on the site of the historic Timmys Nook, opened in 1950. Fittingly, seafood dominates the menu, although other options are offered as well. The Green Flash is easily navigable by boat and is located southwest of Marker 38 on the Intracoastal Waterway. Hours are daily from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for lunch and 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. for dinner. GREAT WHITE GRILLThe Great White Grill is a sports bar featuring 29 beers on tap and a good wine list. Its home of The Steel Curtain Pizza. Theres free pizza delivery too. The Great White carries the TV Baseball package and the NFL package for sports enthusiasts and has arcade games for kids of all ages. The regular menu includes hand-cast fresh dough pizza, wings, fries, chicken fingers, salads, gyros, sandwiches and burgers. Check out the Pittsburgh Salad, which consists of grilled chicken, French fries, cheddar cheese, cucumbers, tomatoes and onions on a bed of lettuce. GREENHOUSE GRILLThe Greenhouse Grill offers happy hour pricing on a special appetizer of the day as well as beer and wine by the glass from 4 to 6 p.m. daily. The menu stretches from fresh salads, homemade soups and grilled black Angus burgers to pasta, steaks and fresh seafood. A must-have is the signature dish of the house, bouillabaisse, a medley of six seafoods prepared in a light broth of fresh aromatic herbs. All meals focus on fresh seasonal ingredients. You can sit under the market umbrellas on the pet-friendly patio or inside the quaint and casual dining room. The grill is open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Reservations appreciated and carry out orders are welcome. Read us online at GEORGE & WENDY'S SEAFOOD GRILLEGeorge & Wendys Seafood Grille features live music Fridays and Saturdays and Karaoke on Thursdays. Specials include prime rib on Tuesdays for $18, snow crab legs on Wednesdays for $18, and Friday night fish fry, $15. Happy hour is celebrated from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The full bar has an extensive wine list, 10 beers on tap, local, domestic and craft beer, mojitos, martinis and tropical favorites. Football specials are served in the bar area during NFL games and Saturday college games. Food specials include 50-cent wings, $1.50 sliders and $2 chili cheese jumbo hot dog. For $5, choose from pretzels with beer cheese, chicken quesadilla, jalapeno poppers, loaded cheese fries or bratwurst. Cheese flatbread is $6. Drink specials include $1 Jello shots, $2 drafts of Bud Light and Yuengling, $2 bottles of Bud, Bud Light, Coors Light, Millter Lite and Rolling Rock, and $2 off all wines by the glass. Bloody Marys are $3. There are free Jello shots with each Chicago or Buffalo touchdown. Hours are 11 a.m. to midnight seven days a week.12B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 10, 2014


continued on page 14B13B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 10, 2014 MATZALUNA ITALIAN KITCHENIn the mood for pizza? Matzaluna Italian Kitchen has a wood-fired oven to bake authentic pizzas, including gluten-free ones. Thats in addition to a big selection including over 20 combinations of pasta dinners from $11.95 (including soup or salad and fresh baked bread), affordable veal, tender chicken, choice steaks and seafood (Italian style) in a casual marketlike setting. Gluten-free pizza is also available. Matzaluna recently added craft beers on tap. On Wine Wednesdays, every bottle priced $25 and over will be discounted by $8 all evening. Hours are 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. daily and happy hour is from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. LAZY FLAMINGOThe Lazy Flamingo is a famed island hang-out with two Sanibel locations: one at 1036 Periwinkle Way, the other the original at 6520 Pine Avenue, near Blind Pass. If our seafood were any fresher, we would be serving it under water! is the Flamingos motto. And that includes, shrimp, grouper, oysters, conch fritters and chowder as well as chicken. The Flamingo Bread and the Caesar Salad are signature items. Pull up a stool to the rustic bar or take a high or low table. The interior feels like the inside of an old pirate ship with its portholes and hewn wood surfaces. The atmosphere is definitely casual and beer is available by the bottle, on draft or by the pitcher. Jerrys Restaurant and Deli in Jerrys Market is the next best thing to dining in a tropical garden. This family-style restaurant has large windows to view the lush garden with caged tropical birds that are favorites with visitors and residents. Daily specials are offered in the spacious restaurant and you can order a sandwich or hot food from the deli or help yourself at the wellstocked salad bar to take out. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. JERRYS RESTAURANT AND DELI MUCKY DUCK The Mucky Duck may well be the most famous restaurant on the islands due to its longevity and quirky name. Then theres the fabulous sunsets. Patrons gladly wait on the beach for tables this place draws crowds sipping cocktails and beverages until they can take their seats. Reservations are not accepted. The Duck is open for lunch and dinner, serving fresh seafood, pub-style food, sandwiches, steaks and other items. Old Captiva House at Tween Waters Inn, Captiva, offers romantic sunset dining in an historic setting with live piano music. Executive Chef Jason Miller prepares New Florida island favorites, tropical seafoods, classic meats and daily fresh-baked breads and pastries, served with an extensive selection of wines, liquors and coffees. First built as a one-room school for children of Captivas pioneer settlers, the Old Captiva House still reflects much of its original charm from white French doors to hardwood floors to the Gulf of Mexico sunset that streams through the western windows. Its collection of famed cartoonist JN Ding Darlings 1930s whimsical vacation illustrations has led to its designation as a landmark in Southwest Florida. OLD CAPTIVA HOUSE AT TWEEN WATERS INNOver Easy Caf is a pet-friendly place with indoor and outdoor dining for breakfast and lunch. The covered patio is a popular spot. Choose from 22 different Eggs Benedict, scramblers and omelettes, 11 pancakes and French toast choices, 15 egg specialties and wraps, eight salads and 26 sandwiches and burgers, plus baked goods. Beer and wine is available. Breakfast is served all day. Summer hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. OVER EASY CAF SANIBEL BEANThe Sanibel Bean coffee shop is java central on Sanibel Island. With its indoor and outdoor seating and free wi-fi, its a popular venue for laptop-toting coffee lovers to relax and check their inboxes, have breakfast or lunch or recharge the batteries in the afternoon. ROSIES CAF & GRILLRosie's repertoire includes crab cakes, grouper and shrimp entrees and steaks with all the trimmings, Southwestern dishes such as burritos and fajitas, soup and sandwich combos, and salads. Among the most popular items is Rosies Famous Cheese Steak made from shaved rib eye, grilled mushrooms, onions and green peppers, Ultimate Cuban and Classic Reuben, home-made muffins and cinnamon rolls and Key lime pie, root beer floats and banana splits. A childrens menu and carry-out are also available and outdoor seating is available. Breakfast is served from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and happy hour is from 3 to 6 p.m. seven days a week with two-for-one draft beer and wine and a menu that starts at $4.50 for items such as nachos with cheese and salsa and $5.50 wings and chicken tenders. The ice cream bar has 20+ flavors of locally made Royal Scoop ice cream. POCOLOCO Need a pick-me-up? Looking for some downtime? Either way, your best bet is PocoLoco on the tropical courtyard at Jerry's Center. Indoors or out you will savor gourmet coffee, tea, signature sandwiches, pastries, or a cone of the region's most popular ice cream, Love Boat. PocoLoco is the Sanibel source for this ice cream and always features a couple dozen delicious favors. Stop by, sit in the sunshine and chatter with six cheerful parrots for a unique and memorable experience. IL TESOROIl Tesoro serves authentic Italian food with the taste and feel of a Tuscan holiday, according to owner Chef AJ Black. He infuses flavors from the old world to the new world of cooking using only fresh seasonal ingredients to bring his dishes to life. Daily specials focus on pairing authentic meals with a bold array of fine Italian wines. Il Tesoro (The Treasure) serves dinner seven nights a week from 5 to 10 p.m. ISLAND COWThe Island Cow is a family favorite with its colorful indoor and outdoor seating and live entertainment. Come as our guests leave as our friends! is the motto. The Cow serves breakfast, lunch and dinner featuring fresh local seafood and meats and has an extensive childrens menu. Starbucks coffee is also on the menu. Breakfast is served between 7 and 11 a.m. Hours are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. JACARANDAThe Jacaranda Restaurant & Patio Lounge is a Sanibel mainstay. with a reputation for fine seafood and steaks. Dinner is served year round and starting Tuesday, November 12, the Jacaranda will be serving lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. You can eat inside or outside on the pretty patio with its fairy lights and tropical vegetation. The Jac Bar with its live music nightly is the unofficial HQ for Sanibels social scene. The patio lounge menu includes a selection of happy apps for $5.95 and half price drinks during happy hour, 5 to 7 p.m. There is also a raw bar. 695 Tarpon Bay Rd. SanibelMarcia Feeney Cindy Malszycki Jeanie TinchDesigners: BEST Home Interiors since 2007 Portfolio:www.DecDen.netComplete interior home furnishings Cycling Safety Notes WHEN STOPPED, CLEAR THE PATH AND ALLOW OTHERS TO BIKE THROUGH Its always frustrating for any path user, cyclist or other, to come across another user who has stopped and is blocking the path with their bicycle. Its also unsafe since its adding yet one more obstacle, another demand upon concentration. So lets be courteous and clear the path when were making that phone call or checking the map. SANIBEL BICYCLE CLUB Our email address is


From page 13BRestaurants14B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 10, 2014 The Jacaranda has entertainment nightly. On Friday and Saturday, various artists are featured starting at 8:30 p.m. Weekdays, music is from 7 to 11 p.m. On Monday, its Renata, playing jazz, contemporary music and dance; Tuesday, David Christian, funk, popand top s; Wednesday, Trevor, with contemporary top s and reggae; Thursday, Malibu Duo, contemporary, reggae and dance; Sunday, Jamaica Dave & Co., reggae and dance. George & Wendys Seafood Grille has live music tonight, Friday, by Marty Stokes and the Captiva Blues Band. Sunday Jazz Brunch is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with live jazz from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday is Hospitality Night with happy hour pricing from 8 p.m. to close. Tuesday is Open Mic Night from 8 to 11 p.m. with guitar and vocal performances by various local artists. Karaoke is Thursdays from 9 p.m. to midnight. Traders Store & Cafe features music by Chris Workman on Sundays and Wednesdays from 7 to 10 Livingston Taylor will be playing at the Crows Nest at Tween Waters Inn on Tuesday and Wednesday, January 14 and 15 LIVE ON THE ISLANDS Sanibel Deli & Coffee Factory offers a gluten free menu in addition to regular choices, along with pizza and wings, Boars Head meats, frozen yogurt and ice cream. There is indoor seating as well as outdoor tables shaded with umbrellas, and free wi-fi. SANIBEL DELI & COFFEE FACTORY SANIBEL GRILLThe Sanibel Grill has 16 big screen TVs with satellite TV tuned to every televised sporting event. The Grill shares a kitchen with The Timbers, serving the same fresh seafood, along with burgers, sandwiches, pizzas and salads. Crunchy Grouper and Crunchy Shrimp are signature dishes. SANIBEL SPROUTThe Sanibel Sprout is the islands only health food store and vegetarian/vegan gourmet take-out eatery. Fresh organic juices, smoothies and pure, clean food is their hallmark and Let Food Be Thy Medicine and Let Medicine Be Thy Food is their motto. Juices: Emerald Island, Pink Citrus Sunrise, Carrot Zinger, Garden Goodness and Sweet Sails including shots and elixirs. Smoothies: Chocolate Pecan Bliss, Strawberry Kiss, Mango Morning, Emerald Mermaid and Chakra Sunrise. Meals: soups, kale salad with creamy avocado chipotle dressing, coconut quinoa salad, pesto quinoa pasta, arugula salad with figs, pine nuts and raspberry, hummus, tuna, corn chips and guacamole, almond Besides a big selection of coffee from around the globe and a variety of coffee drinks, The Bean has tea and other beverages and a variety of hearty sandwiches, pastries and muffins, plus other light fare. SUNDIAL BEACH RESORT & SPASundial Beach Resort has undergone a $5 million renovation and is open to the public with three new restaurants and a talented new chef specializing in fresh gulf seafood and other culinary creations. Waterview features fine dining Wednesday through Sunday from 5 to 10 p.m. with panoramic gulf views. Be sure to sample the signature dish: Clay Pot Baked Mediterranean Gulf Grouper. Dine al fresco at the Sea Breeze Caf with an allday menu Wednesday through Sunday from 5 to 10 p.m. There's live entertainment Fridays and Saturdays from 7 to 10 p.m. and Happy Hour daily from 7 to 10 p.m. Turtles Beach & Pool Bar is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily and there's an all-you-can-eat BBQ Buffet Saturdays from nooon to 4 p.m. Happy Hour is from 3 to 5 p.m. daily. TIMBERS RESTAURANT & FISH MARKETThe Timbers Restaurant & Fish Market and the adjoining Sanibel Grill are mainstays of the island dining scene, boasting 35 years of fresh fish on Sanibel Island. The restaurant offers 13 dinners for $13 daily before 6 p.m. plus a large selection of local seafood such as grilled shrimp, fried grouper, oysters, clams and crab cakes. Besides specializing in fresh local seafood, the restaurant has a seafood market that opens at 11 a.m. (except Sunday, when its 2 p.m.) butter and homemade jam, bananas and coconut on sunflower bread, raw artisan crackers. Watch for daily specials. Custom meals can be ordered. Catering available. The Sanibel Sprouts juice bar attracts a lively crowd of health conscious islanders and visitors, and the daily lunch specials are very popular. Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ; Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed. TRADITIONS ON THE BEACHTraditions on the Beach is one of the few Sanibel restaurants with beachfront dining. The menu features Italian and Mediterranean cuisine based on fresh local seafood, meats and produce. Dining is from 5 p.m. until late and there is live entertainment most nights for listening and dancing. Besides fish and steaks, youll find Moroccan Lamb, roast duck, Texas Wild Boar Saddle and veal. Pasta, grilled items and a raw bar round out the menu. Theres an attractive bar area also serving food and an extensive wine and cocktail list. TRADERS STORE & CAFETraders is unique in that is combines a bustling restaurant with a large shopping emporium selling casual clothing, jewelry, accessories, home decorating and gift items, books and lamps. The restaurant serves bistro style food with an island flair with offerings such as black beans and rice, blackened fish and fresh salads from an open kitchen. Theres no fryer in this place! The tables are freshly wrapped in white paper for each party and theres a pot of colored crayons for doodling, whether youre an adult or a child. Traders has been around long enough to have become a favored local hang-out. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., happy hour 3 to 6 p.m. and dinner 5 to 9 p.m. Theres live music from 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays with Danny Morgan and Wednesdays with Chris Workman. ZEBRA FROZEN YOGURTThis bold and bright cafe/store offers a variety of frozen yogurt flavors try the caramel sea salt pretzel with more than 50 toppings such as strawberries, blueberries, chopped candy and sprinkles. Other offerings include milk shakes, smoothies and frappes. Zebra has indoor and outdoor seating. The store recently added frozen yogurt to go, by the pint and quart. O ces in Sanibel, Fort Myers & Punta Gorda Phone: (239) 931-7566 Fax: (239) 9317560 Email: www.hmdlegal.comReal Estate Business Law Commercial Litigation E M Jbt Hbn Cf DCbn


15B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 10, 2014 p.m. and Danny Morgan and Friends on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 10 p.m. This weeks lineup at Traditions on the Beach at the Island Inn includes: Friday Joe McCormick and singer Barbara Smith; Saturday, smooth music and dancing with Joe McCormick and Marvilla Marzan with the sounds of Broadway, Latin hits and all styles of popular dance music; Sunday, Dusk Duo with Dean & Kathy Winkleman on piano, guitar and vocals, performing pop, R&B, country and jazz standards; Monday, Mike Arnone, The Jersey Kid,, piano and vocals; Tuesday, Woody Brubaker on the piano, saxophone, and vocals accompanied by Barbara Smith; Wednesday, Jazz Night with vocalist Paul Ventura, also known as Mr. Swing and Father Al & the Jazz Congregation; Thursday, Pianoman Joe McCormick. Live entertainment starts at 7 p.m. Scott McDonald plays piano every Friday and Saturday at Il Cielos Cloud 9 Grill from 7 to 9 p.m. McDonald, a Sanibel resident, has had a long music career including being pianist for singer Andy Williams. The Crows Nest at Tween Waters Inn is featuring The Modulators are finishing ujp their extended Captiva gig Friday and Saturday from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Taylor Stokes is playing Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Crab races take place Mondays and Thursdays at 6 p.m. for families and 9 p.m. for adults. The Mucky Duck on Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, features music by Mark Dupuy on Mondays; Rich Lancaster, Wednesdays; Gene Federico, Thursdays and Saturdays; and Bu ckeye K en, Fridays. Sea Breeze Cafe at Sundial Beach Resort features the Danny Morgan Band Fridays from 7 to 10 p.m. as well as live entertainment on Saturdays at the same time. Turtles Beach & Pool Bar at Sundial Beach Resort features live entertainment every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. with Danny Morgan performing on Fridays. The Island Cow on Periwinkle Way has live entertainment on Friday with Dan Confrey; Saturday, Diana Lynn; and Sunday, Bu ckeye Ken. Restaurant owners/managers, please email or fax any changes to your entertainment schedule to or 395-2299. Phone: (239)489.0442 Email: www.gregweglarz.comState Certi ed General Contractor License # CGC A05420One Builder Serving Sanibel & Captiva for over 35 years Custom Residential Construction Remodeling Projects Design Team with Construction Drawings Plans Through Completion of Project Tim Drobnyk, FL Real Estate Broker 239.281.3530 1826 Ardsley Way, Sanibel Island Best Bang for your Buckon Sanibel Island! Four bedrooms with three full bathrooms Convenient mid-island location Above current flood elevation requirements Built in 2002 with interior and exterior updates in 2013 Oversized property with new landscaping Room for a poolnow...$ 493,700Bank Sponsoring Performance The Community House announced that Bank of the Islands has become a $500 sponsor for the inaugural Fun Fest in late January. Were delighted to underwrite the performance of the Sanibel Schools Steel Drum Band and to provide additional advertising support for Fun Fest, said Bank of the Islands Vice President and Sanibel Office Manager Rob Lisenbee. This sounds like a great new event for island families and visitors to enjoy at The Community House. The inaugural three-day Sanibel Fun Fest benefits the non-profit operations of The Community House. Festivities kick off on Friday, January 24 with a concert by Whitney Wolanin, a top recording artist with roots on Sanibel. Tickets are on sale now. Saturday and Sunday will feature a a sand sculpture contest, arts and crafts, games for children, mermaid and pirate competition, Sanibel Steel Drum Band, Pieces of Eight pirate ship, car and motorcycle show, body painting competition and live music. There will be a Polynesian Luau on Saturday. Gold sponsors are: The Wilbur Smith Law Firm, Chicos, The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, Suncoast Beverage Sales, and Times of the Islands. Other sponsors inlcude: Congress Jewelers, Bank of the Islands, West Wind Inn, Sweet Melissas Caf, Island Inn, The Sanctuary Golf Club, John Grey Painting, Pieces of Eight Pirate Cruise and Island Sun. For more information, call 472-2155.

PAGE 63 13,921 associates. 650 oces. 52 countries worldwide. 20 locations along the Gulf Coast.Sothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each oce is independently owned and operated. Equal Housing Opportunity. 12/23/13 3411 West Gulf Drive Jane Reader Weaver 239.850.9555 p $3,740,000 SANIBEL 2984 Wulfert Road Jane Reader Weaver 239.850.9555 $2,450,000 SANIBEL 428 Bella Vista Way East Augustina Holtz 914.648.8888 $1,986,000 SANIBEL 2543 Tropical Way Court Jane Reader Weaver 239.850.9555 $1,100,000 SANIBEL 2507 Blind Pass Court Jane Reader Weaver 239.850.9555 $1,049,000 SANIBEL 2449 Harbour Lane Jane Reader Weaver 239.850.9555 $878,000 SANIBEL Sundial #O302 Jane Reader Weaver 239.850.9555 $750,000 SANIBEL 1 Island Stephanie Bissett 239.292.3707 $749,000 FORT MYERS BROAD AVENUE .. 390 Broad Avenue South, Naples, FL 34102 FIFTH AVENUE 776 Fifth Avenue South, Suite 505, Naples, FL 34102 MARCO ISLAND .n. 760 North Collier Boulevard, Suite 101, Marco Island, FL 34145 THE VILLAGE .n.nn 4300 Gulf Shore Boulevard North, Suite 100, Naples, FL 34103 THE GALLERY 4001 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 102, Naples, FL 34103 ESTUARY AT GREY OAKS SALES CENTER .n. 1220 Gordon River Trail, Naples, FL 34105 THE PROMENADE ..ttt 26811 South Bay Drive, Suite 130, Bonita Springs, FL 34134 SANIBEL 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 1, Sanibel, FL 33957 BONITA BAY SALES CENTER 26951 Country Club Drive, Bonita Springs, FL 34134 RENTALS .n. 1395 Panther Lane, Suite 200, Naples, FL 34109 VANDERBILT .f. 325 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples, FL 34108 MERCATO SALES CENTER 9123 Strada Place, Suite 7125, Naples, FL 34108 VENICE .. 400 Barcelona Avenue, Venice, FL 34285 THE PLAZA AT FIVE POINTS .n.ttt 50 Central Avenue, Suite 110, Sarasota, FL 34236 CAPTIVA .f.fb 11508 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, FL 33924 LONGBOAT KEY ..ftt 546 Bay Isles Road | Longboat Key, FL 34228 SOUTH TAMPA .b.f 202 South Moody Avenue, Tampa, FL 33609 LAKEWOOD RANCH .tb.f 8141 Lakewood Main Street, Suite 101, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202 16682 Captiva Drive Jane Reader Weaver 239.850.9555 p $11,900,000 CAPTIVA 11340 Longwater Chase Court Augustina Holtz 239.472.2735 $3,250,000 FORT MYERS 11522 Andy Rosse Lane Jane Reader Weaver 239.850.9555 $2,450,000 CAPTIVA 2514 Blind Pass Court Jane Reader Weaver 239.850.9555 $1,398,500 SANIBELISLAND SUN JANUARY 10, 201416 17 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 10, 2014


18B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 10, 2014 VASANTA SENERAT CPA, P.A.CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT SANIBEL 472-60001633 Periwinkle Way Anchor Point FORT MYERS 418-00083949 Evans Ave. Suite 205 Accounting and Tax Preparation for Businesses Individuals Condo Associations Non Residents Sanibel 8-Ball Pool LeagueBattle Of The Ballssubmitted by Bob BuntrockOdd Balls picked up a game on league-leading Bunts Ball Busters on the strength of a 13-3 rout of Fresh Legion Crew. Visiting snowbird Noah Smith produced another 4-0 night for the Odd guys and his teammates Doc Lubinski, Ray Walker, and Matt Hall pitched in with three wins each. Rich Ennis and Dave Doane had 4-0 nights for Bunts Ball Busters and paced the Busters to a 12-4 win over Sanibel Caf. The Caf shooters beat the Ball Busters 9-7 in the previous match between the two teams when the league leaders were not at full strength. This time Bunts led the Caf guys 8-0 before Joe Mason and Peter Mindel produced two wins each over Terry Ricotta and Bob Buntrock. Island Lifers added snowbird Carmen Senese to their lineup and he dropped four losses on Sandycapper ace Jack Dalton to pace the Lifers to an 8-8 tie over the former league-leading Sandycapper machine. Highlight of the match, however, was the titanic struggle between the two team captains, Island Lifer Connie Lee and Sandycapper Kevin Pottorf. With a long bank on the 5-ball and a near 90-degree cut on the 8-ball Lee won their last game and fashioned two victories over Pottorf who was noticeably deflated. Give him a hug when you see him to help build back his macho persona. January Results Odd Balls 13Fresh Legion Crew3 Bunts Ball Busters12Sanibel Caf 4 Sandycappers 8Island Lifers 8 StandingTeam Name WonLost FirstBunts Ball Busters 14068 SecondOdd Balls 12286 ThirdSanibel Caf 11296 FourthSandycappers 11197 FifthIsland Lifers 76132 SixthFresh Legion Crew 63145SANIBEL 8-BALL POOL LEAGUE 2014 Standings through January 6, 2014 lic no. MV 81675239-267-2556Service that Speaks for ItselfIch spreche Deutsch OPEN MON-FRI 9AM 5:30PMSAT & SUN: BY APPT. Barrier Island Title Services, Inc. (239) 472-3688Youll Appreciate the Difference Superior InteriorsWhat Is Custom In Decoratingby Jeanie TinchAn article I saw recently presented tips on working with designers, but it left out the important benefits of having home furnishings that are customized for you. Furnishings play a vital role in setting the mood and atmosphere for everyday living... a womans home is an extension of herself, said Bob Mackie, the designer of glamorous gowns for the likes of Cher and Tina Turner, who has turned his talents to the home. Custom furnishings help express the homeowners personality. For a husband and wife, custom will blend their tastes, it will bring the wishes of each into a room that both can enjoy. Each sofa and love seat you order is upholstered in your personal choice of fabric, the finish of every table and chair has been specified by you, and your draperies are designed to coordinate with the style and colors of the room and fabricated to fit the size of the windows, writes Carol Bugg in her book Decorating... the Professional Touch. Custom does not mean starting from scratch. It may mean working around peoples furnishings, supplying them with what they want. Window fashions are often a focal point of a room and its easy to see the benefits of custom-made drapery. They will have extra fullness because the fabric is usually two and one-half to three times the width of the window. If its pleated drapes, the pleats are closer together at the top, allowing for the extra fullness to fall gracefully in elegant folds. The pleats of ready-made drapery, on the other hand, are further apart, and since less material is used, the drapery can actually appear rather skimpy. A custom treatment will use corner weights to allow the fabric to hang straight, and prevent flaring at the hem. Special linings also may be used to avoid sun fading and add additional body to the treatment. Linings contribute to the energy-efficiency of the treatment, providing an insulating layer between the fabric and the window. The lining should be chosen with the type of fiber used in a decorative fabric in mind. There are even black-out linings available to darken the room for daytime or late morning sleepers, Finally, the extra touches you get from a custom treatment are endless. Detailing, such as banding, cording, trims and coordinating colors and fabrics, makes custom treatments truly individual and reflective of your style and taste. Designing the perfect window treatment for your home says a lot about you and your lifestyle. Perhaps nothing adds more drama and pizzazz to your homes overall design plan than custom designed window treatments. Custom bedding is another example. In addition to coordinating with what you already have, or what you are changing in the rooms decor, it will fit your bed the way you want it to fit. You wont have to settle for only what you can find online or in a catalog. Lets not forget color, the canvas of your room. Color is like beauty, and its all in the eye of the beholder. There are no bad colors, just bad decisions about using them. A designer can help with those choices. In the end, custom should be affordable. The goal is to provide beauty, comfort and good design within a realistic budget. Most of all, it should fit those who use the space. Legendary decorator William Pahlmann, of Lord & Taylor, said, Good decoration is a design for the living, not for looking. It is the service of human needs. Jeanie Tinch is an interior designer on Sanibel/Captiva Islands. She can be reached at SanCap CPA Hires Patti SousaSanCap CPA ihas announced that Patti Sousa is the newest addition to the firm. Sousa will work in all aspects of the company, which provides a full range of tax, accounting and business consulting services for individuals, businesses and non-profit organizations on Sanibel and Captiva. Sousa, a native Floridian, graduated from the University of Florida with a BS in recreation. She followed her passion to a career in non-profit administration and is an experienced and certified trainer. She and her husband George owned and operated a sales and marketing business in New Jersey for almost two decades. They made Sanibel their permanent home in 2001. At present, Sousa is board member of both Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) and Sanibel Bicycle Club, and treasurer of Butterknife Homeowners Association. She is actively involved in Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ. Patti Sousa NEWS FROM OUR ADVERTISERS


19B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 10, 2014 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My daughter, who is eight years old, has been homeschooled and is now going to public school for the first time this January. I want to be a good parent, help my child, and be active at her school. What kinds of things can I do that will be helpful? Justine L, Fort Myers, Florida Justine, Parent involvement with both your child and the school is one of the most important things you can do to help your child be successful. Sometimes it is difficult to make that connection with the school given a busy work schedule or if your own school experience was not a good one, however, this is an extremely important relationship that is worth developing. According to research reported by the National Association of School Psychologists, when families are involved in education, there are very positive benefits for students, teachers and families. Students display better attitudes toward school and learning, higher achievement and test scores, improved behavior, increased homework completion, greater participation in academic activities and improved school attendance. At home, parents can make sure that they: Monitor homework completion talk with your children about their assignments, understand what they are studying and review their progress Participate in leisure reading with your children at all ages its fun to read the same books as your children and then discuss them Communicate often with your children about academic and behavioral expectations, give them constructive praise and support Here are a few ways for parents to be active at school: Participate at school as volunteers and committee members Participate in school functions, athletics and other extracurricular activities Regular communication with the teacher(s) about your childs progress Participation in adult educational opportunities offered by the school Active involvement in school decisions as presented by the school or board of education Many teachers have special activities designed for parent volunteers. Make sure to ask your childs teachers what would be helpful. Very often the schools parent association will have projects and committees where you can volunteer. While it may be easier to join a parent group or volunteer when your child is in elementary school, it is equally important to stay involved while your child is in high school. Volunteering with other parents during the high school years can help parents stay connected to each other in an informal parent network, which is always helpful. These are just a few suggestions on how to become and stay involved in your childs educational journey. There are many more ways to be involved; the key factor is that you are involved. 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 Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. FGCU Renaissance Academy Open Houses And Adult Lecture ProgramThe Renaissance Academy of Florida Gulf Coast University announced its winter/spring 2014 program of adult lifelong learning and enrichment programs featuring an extensive and diverse curriculum of more than 800 single lectures and short courses. Open house events are scheduled for Saturday, January 11 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Atrium, 8695 College Parkway, Suite 1181 in Fort Myers; and Sunday, January 12 from 2 to 4 p.m., at the FGCU Naples Center, 1010 5th Avenue South in Naples. The open house events will provide an opportunity for participants to learn more about the Academy, meet instructors, register for courses and enjoy refreshments. Free program catalogs are available at local libraries or by calling 425-3272. Online registration is available at, where participants may browse and register for courses safely and securely online. Among the Renaissance Academys offerings are affordable, non-credit single lectures, short courses, day trips, computer classes, film series, life enrichment classes, writing workshops, travel abroad programs and other special events. There are no exams or grades, just learning for the joy of learning with friends, neighbors and peers. Course fees are typically $25 per lecture, and provide access to Academy programs located at many locations throughout Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties. For more information, contact John Guerra, director of the FGCU Renaissance Academy, at 434-4838 or Buying or Selling a Home or Property? Kevin F. Jursinski, B.C.S. Kara M. Jursinski, Esq. Close the deal. Protect the client.SM If the price is comparable, why not hire a qualified attorney?239-337-1147 www.KFJlaw.comOce Appointments on Sanibel


20B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 10, 2014 Jewelers Makes Dana Claus Donation To FISHLily & Co. Jewelers on Sanibel presented FISH of Sanibel-Captiva a check for $800 in donations, plus food and gifts, for those in need this holiday season. The donations were raised during Lilys second Dana Claus event where guests had a photo opportunity with Dana Claus and his two reindogs, Angel and Gracie, while sampling Pinocchios Ice Cream, homemade cookies and assorted refreshments. We are so delighted to have doubled last years donations raised for such for a worthy cause, said Lily & Co. owners Dan Schuyler and Karen Bell. The success is thanks to our amazing guests and island residents, who visited our store and brought in the donations. Additional support was provided by Pinocchios Italian Ice Cream, a familyowned and operated business that donated its homemade signature ice cream. FISH is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping islanders and island visitors in need through its many services. The organization offers emergency financial assistance, a food pantry and non-emergency transportation to medical appointments on and off island, as well as medical equipment loans. It is dedicated to neighbors helping neighbors. Ed Riddlehoover, left, represents FISH of Sanibel in accepting the donation from Lily & Co. Jewelers co-owner Dan Schuyler, which was raised during Lilys Dana Claus event CHILDRENS EDUCATION CHILDRENS EDUCATION CENTER OF THE ISLANDS CENTER OF THE ISLANDS350 Casa Ybel Road, Sanibel Island Celebrating 39 Years Celebrating 39 Years of Dedication to Education of Dedication to Education FOR PRESCHOOL CHILDREN FOR PRESCHOOL CHILDREN LIMITED SPACE IS AVAILABLE FOR AGES 2 5 YEARS OLD FLORIDA VOLUNTARY FLORIDA VOLUNTARY PREKINDERGARTEN PROVIDER PREKINDERGARTEN PROVIDER CONTACT: JANA YATES, DIRECTOR CONTACT: JANA YATES, DIRECTOR(239) 472-4538Se habla Espaol 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. Wouldnt it be more convenient to have a local nancial advisor? Call us to arrange a 2nd opinion on your current plan.Travel Abroad Open HouseThe Renaissance Academy of Florida Gulf Coast University announces its 2014 adult, senior, and retiree travel abroad open houses in Bonita Springs, featuring exclusive concierge-style excursions to France, Sicily and Peru. Since 2002, the Renaissance Academy has sponsored more than 29 high-end, small-sized excursions designed for the adult, senior and retiree traveler. Through unique, custom itineraries, participants have the opportunity to visit historic and cultural sites with outstanding local guides, to experience another culture its customs, cuisine, language and history. Excursions generally include accommodations in four/five star hotels, most meals and gratuities, private Englishspeaking guides, deluxe motor coach transportation and all entrance fees. These excursions are limited to only 24 participants. Attendees will enjoy refreshments, brief presentations, and full color travel brochures on each of the excursions as well as an opportunity to ask questions. The Bonita Springs open house will be held at the Brooks Commons Club at 9930 Coconut Road in Bonita Springs on Friday, January 10 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. The open house is free, but RSVP is encouraged by calling 425-3272. Complete itineraries, cost information and registration forms are available online continued on page 23B


21B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 10, 2014 Those following the news have likely heard about the 13-year-old San Francisco girl, Jahi McMath, who has been declared brain dead following complications arising out of surgery to remove her tonsils and adenoids. Apparently the surgery was prescribed to treat sleep apnea. During the surgery she experienced massive blood loss, leading to brain damage and a heart attack from which she has not recovered. After a court-appointed neurologist declared the young girl brain dead, the Childrens Hospital Oakland wanted to remove her from life support. Jahis parents fought in court to continue the life support, and have won the right to move her to an assisted living facility that is willing to keep her on life support. This tragic case begs the question as to the point in time when life no longer exists. Bioethicists argue in blogs and newspaper articles whether Jahi will ever recover, as well as the ethics behind both keeping Jahi on life support or removing her. One can only imagine the heartache that this young girls parents must be experiencing. Because this girl is a minor, she could not have signed a legal document such as a living will, which would indicate her choices in the event of these terrible circumstances. But those of you who are adults reading this column have that choice, so in this column Im going to review how a living will would work with an adult in this circumstance who has signed one. Since were here in Florida, Ill be applying Florida law. Living wills arent foolproof, but they do provide your direction in the event of an end-stage life support issue. Even with a living will, questions remain as to when the preconditions are satisfied that would result in the termination of life support. Florida law enables individuals who are in a terminal condition, end-stage condition, or in a persistent vegetative state to direct life prolonging procedures to be discontinued, so long as two physicians have determined that there is no reasonable medical probability of ones recovery from said condition, and where the medical procedures would only serve to prolong artificially the process of dying. Once those factors have been determined, the administration of medication or the performance of medical procedures deemed necessary to provide comfort, care or to alleviate pain may continue. The problem rests in the subjective nature of the determination itself. Terminal condition is defined under the statute as a condition caused by injury, disease or illness from which there is no reasonable medical probability of recovery and which, without treatment, can be expected to cause death. End-stage condition means, under the statute, an irreversible condition that is caused by injury, disease or illness which has resulted in progressively severe and permanent deterioration, and which, to a reasonable degree of medical probability, treatment of the condition would be ineffective. Persistent vegetative state means a permanent and irreversible condition of unconsciousness in which there is the absence of voluntary action or cognitive behavior of any kind, or an inability to communicate or interact purposefully with the environment. Reasonable people could certainly disagree as to when any of the above conditions are satisfied. Florida law provides that the surrogate named in the living will has legal standing to prevent a doctor or hospital from carrying out the living will where the surrogate differs with the opinions of the physicians. In such event, a legal process is set forth under the law that must be followed. So who you name to act on your behalf is important. They should know what you would want in various circumstances. As medical science advances, the decisions related to carrying out end-stage heroics becomes more difficult. Because of this, it is now more important than ever to have a valid living will in place that outlines what every individual would want to happen. While we all must take a leap of faith that those making the determination whether we have met the preconditions are making accurate judgment calls, the alternative is not any better. Most state laws, including Floridas, provide for a legal process where there is no living will. In such case, extrinsic evidence, such as discussions that have occurred regarding these issues, may be admitted into evidence before a court. This is what happened in the Terri Schiavo case. In that case Mrs. Schiavos husband and parents fought it out in court whether her life support should be continued or removed. Thankfully, most of the time a living will is not necessary at the end of life for most people. Nevertheless, these occasional news events remind us that having an up-to-date living will is essential. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at Will PowerJahi McMath Brings Up Questions About Living Willsby Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney; CPA Florida Residencyand Estate PlanningWORKSHOP e e e n n n t t t e e e d d d b b b b y y y : : : Complimentary Written Trust Analysis:Bring your current documents to the workshop one-half hour earlyThursday, February 6, 20142:00 p.m.Sanibel Community House 2173 Periwinkle Way Sanibel 33957Wednesday, February 5, 20142:00 p.m.Temple Beth El 16225 Winkler Rd. 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22B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 10, 2014 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, My husband and I were both born and educated in the Midwest. After we married we moved to many parts of the country due to his companys transfers. The final move was to North Carolina. Ten years later we retired and stayed. We have always talked about going back to our roots and now is the time to get very serious about making the move. My husband is very eager to go and I am very hesitant. I hate to leave friends, doctors, dentist and a social life to go back to a place we havent even visited for years. Our old friends are no longer there, they have moved or passed on, and I hate to leave this wonderful climate for ice and snow! Do others have these concerns? Verna Dear Verna, Many people fantasize that going back to their roots that they will find life exactly as they left it. It just doesnt work that way. You have matured and changed in ways you dont realize and you may be very disappointed. My suggestion would be to rent a furnished condo or try and stay for a threemonth period in a retirement complex and try to include some winter months in that time. If you still want to make it permanent, move and go for it. Lizzie Dear Verna, Finding a social life and health care in some areas can be very difficult. I agree with everything Mom has said. She has given you perfect advice. I cant add anything more Lizzie and Pryces email address is Physical Therapy Massage Therapy Rehabilitation Licensed, Experienced Therapists Medicare Providers One-on-One Scheduling in our Full-Service Clinic 2242 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2 (in the Sanibel Square) Tel: (239) 395-5858 Reduce pain, restore mobility and return to your active lifestyle! MA# 27832 PT# 13489 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. We are HERE for all your insurance needs Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: I have been thinking of getting a pet as I have been stressed and I hear that pets can help reduce stress. I live alone and I really want a companion. Does having a pet really reduce stress?A: Research does show that having a pet can not only reduce stress, but is healing and offers such wonderful companionship, especially since you live alone. Love is the greatest cure for stress and pets offer loving support in many ways. Holding a kitten, rubbing a dogs stomach or receiving a surprise kiss from a furry friend warms any heart and takes the edge off a bad day. We all need to be loved as well as express love regularly. If stress is lifes toxin, than love is the antidote and house pets offer an unlimited supply of this cure. You might want to take into consideration what kind of pet you want, especially if you do work. Cats tend to be pretty independent and dogs need a little more time spent taking them out for walks and the larger dogs need a lot of exercise. If you are considering adopting a pet, there are many shelters with dogs and cats waiting for a home. All the best to you in your selection and enjoyment of your new pet for many years to come. Eden Energy MedicineResolve To Strengthen Your Heart Energyby Karen L. Semmelman, Certified EEM, JD, AAML(03-12)The November 2013 issue of Bottom Line Personal extols the benefits of Energy Medicine, stating that it works. So, why not start off this new year with some practices that will boost your heart energy, the biggest generator of electricity in the body. Of course, we are all electromagnetic beings, so every cell of our body has an electrical charge all influenced by the energy of the heart. The Electric Energy System is one of the nine systems that Eden Energy Medicine addresses. By accessing the electric system, we are able to make subtle energy shifts on the deepest levels. The next several weeks will be devoted to providing tools to help the energetic balance of your heart, and thus your entire being. Lets begin with an exercise to help improve your internal compass, especially beneficial if you are feeling lost or disconnected with others and yourself. This technique provides instant revitalization, bringing you home to yourself. Here is the technique: Stretch forehead to open and clear energies Place thumbs on liver neurovascular points (located at hairline above the center of eyes) Place middle fingers on the inside edge of eyebrows at the inside edge of each eye socket. Hold thumbs and middle fingers in this position 5 to 20 minutes. You will begin to feel shifts occurring and after taking several deep sighs, you will know you are finished. End by making small figure 8s over forehead to stabilize the shifts Another technique to assist if experiencing any heart dis-ease whether arrhythmia, circulation issues, blood pressure, etc. is to hold the heart source point. There are source points associated with each meridian. Source points are acupressure points that act as reservoirs of energy directly associated with the organ itself, enabling a boost or removal of energy from the organ, in this case, the heart. By holding these points for several minutes, you will immediately notice a shift of energy that has a calming impact on the hearts energy. The heart source point is located on the inside of the wrist crease in line with the little finger. So if you bend your wrist and look at the soft underside of your arm, you will notice two prominent tendons in the middle of your arm above the wrist crease. Between these tendons and the outer edge of the soft part of the arm there is another small tendon right at the crease. This is the heart source point. By holding this source point for several minutes (use the middle finger) until you feel a strong pulse, the dis-ease will calm. Try it; it works and you are shifting your own subtle energies to improve your health and vitality. The last tip for this week is to bite down on both little fingers at the base of the nail beds. If you feel disease of the heart, panic, hysteria, etc., this technique assists in sending energy right into the heart since it is the end of the heart meridian on the inside edge of the nail bed and the outside edge of the nail bed is the small intestine, its paired meridian partner. Have fun with your energy. Next weeks topic is New Year Resolution Strengthen Your Heart Energy, Part II. If you have a questions for Karen, email her at SemmEnergyCenter@ Learn more at EEM does not diagnose or cure illness, but working with subtle energies of the body has been shown to help many conditions. Send your editorial copy


23B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 10, 2014 deaRPharmacistIs Your Daughter At Risk for Cervical Cancer?by Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: My daughter has cervical dysplasia, and Im wondering if the HPV vaccine will protect her from getting cancer. Will it? How can a young woman protect against this cancer? JD, Silver Springs, Florida No, its never been proven to prevent cancer. The HPV vaccine Gardasil protects against two strains of HPV, human papilloma virus, but there are approximately 40 strains that can be sexually transmitted. I couldnt possibly know what your daughter has been infected with, and for that matter, if she has been infected at all. You dont have to have HPV to have dysplasia, that is a big surprise to most people. The commercials for vaccines have convinced almost everyone that cervical dysplasia is caused by a virus, the HPV virus, but other situations can cause it to. I didnt vaccinate my daughter when she was of age, but the topic if vaccination is personal. Some women dont get any side-effects while others react profoundly with life-threatening reactions. From the Gardasil website, The side-effects include pain, swelling, itching, bruising and redness at the injection site, headache, fever, nausea, dizziness, vomiting and fainting. Fainting can happen after getting Gardasil. Sometimes people who faint can fall and hurt themselves. For this reason, your childs health care professional may ask them to sit or lie down for 15 minutes after they get Gardasil. Some people who faint might shake or become stiff. Cervical dysplasia means there is extra cell growth in the cervical tissue; it doesnt necessarily progress to cancer. In fact, most of the time it does not. The risk factors that could cause it to progress to cancer faster include having multiple sexual partners, long-term use of oral contraceptive (more than five years), drinking alcohol, smoking, eating poorly, having unprotected sex, and low immunity. One other factor is huge, but rarely discussed, and that includes a methylation defect, which has to do with B vitamins. You should read that article on folate and methylation posted at my website, Methylation Problem Leads to 100s of Diseases. If you have a methylation problem, your daughter probably does too. Many doctors use the wait and see approach if a woman gets an abnormal pap. I strongly disagree because the virus is present and already causing abnormal cell growth in the cervix. Wait and see what? This is precisely the time to step in and do something to reduce your risk of cancer. You have many treatment options, medications and procedures, even simple things. For example, folate and B12 status can be determined and corrected (Im telling you, read that methylation article!). Stop smoking/ drinking, evaluate vitamin A status because low serum retinol levels are linked to cervical cancer. One study found that broccoli extract indole 3-carbinol could cause regression of cervical dysplasia. Im out of space here, but I have more I want to tell you. Get my free newsletter ( and Ill email a longer version of this in two weeks. 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 Personal Trainer CourseEdison State College Continuing Education is offering a prep course for individuals who wish to become certified ACE (American Council on Exercise) personal trainers starting January 28. This course, which runs through March 13, is designed to give students the knowledge and understanding necessary to prepare for the certification exam. Students who complete this course can assess an individuals level of fitness using the recommended guidelines of ACE. They can also design and customize exercise programs for individuals based on their current fitness level, future needs and fitness goals. They will also be able to demonstrate proper execution of all types of exercises from free weights to strength machines as well as proper stretching and isometric exercise techniques. This 45-hour course is completed through 30 hours of lecture, nine hours of practical gym training, and six hours of study sessions for the exam. Classes will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m. The information provided in this course will help students learn how to facilitate rapport, adherence, self-efficacy and behavior change in clients, as well as how to design programs that will help improve posture, movement, flexibility, balance, core function, cardio respiratory fitness and muscular endurance and strength. Adult CPR and AED is required prior taking the certification exam. Space is limited and advance registration and payment are required. To register, or to learn more about this course, call 433-6963 or visit Doctors Eyecare Centers Robert G LeSage, OD & Timothy E. Underhill, OD Just off the Island! Professional eye care for over 20 years. Glaucoma, Cataract, Macular evaluations. Contact lens and optical services. Join your neighbors and see us for all your eye care needs. 239-482-0355 15620 McGregor Blvd., Suite 100 Fort Myers, FL 33908 Mid-Life Transitions DiscussionInspiring speaker and relationship coach Marianne Oehser guides 50-somethings to achieve lasting love in a sea of life changes that can rock their relationship boat. Oehser is an expert in helping singles and couples through mid-life transitions. Her discussions are very informative and interesting and provide something every relationship can benefit from. Three sessions will be offered at The Community House this season: Tuesday, January 21 at 10 a.m. Suddenly Single at 50-Something: Now What? This session is designed for men and women who find themselves single again and want to find the right person to share the next 30 years of life with. Tuesday, February 18 at 10 a.m. Thriving In The Midst Of Change explores the process we go through when we deal with significant life events, such as retirement or divorce. Participants come away with knowledge and tools they can use immediately to navigate through those difficult times. Tuesday, March 18 at 3 p.m. Is Your Relationship Portfolio Ready For Retirement? Over the past two decades, the divorce rate among people 50 to 65 has increased dramatically. Now that couples have reached the stage in their lives when they can spend more time together, relationships either grow closer or totally fall apart. You will learn how to make yours thrive. SCA members are free; guests are a $5 suggested donation. Call 472-2155 to register in advance. For more information on this event or to be a SCA sponsor, visit or call 472-2155. From page 20BTravel Abroad Open Houseat Among the Renaissance Academys offerings are more than 800 affordable, non-credit single lectures, short courses, day trips, computer classes, film series, life enrichment classes, writing workshops and other special events. There are no exams or grades, just learning for the joy of learning with friends, neighbors and peers. Course fees are typically $25 per lecture or less, and provide access to Academy programs at locations throughout Collier, Lee, and Charlotte counties. For more information or a free catalog of offerings, contact The Renaissance Academy at 425-3272.


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Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511RS 1/4 CC TFN SUNDIAL BEACH AND TENNIS RESORTOne bedroom condo (kings size bed), ground oor, steps to the beach. Rental daily, weekly, monthly or beyond. Please call for information: 917-208-6018SEALOFT VILLAGEPrivate community. Quaint cottage-two bedroom, two bathroom, pool, 250 step access to beach. Rental monthly. Please call for information: 917-208-6018RS 1/10 CC 1/31 FICTITIOUS NAMEFICTITIOUS NAMENOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under The ctitious name of The Periphery Press, located in Lee County, Florida, with an address of 5830 Pine Tree Drive, Sanibel, FL 33957 has registered said name with The Division of Corporations of he Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated the 9th Day of January 2014. Robert RothNS 1/10 CC 1/10 To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


29B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 10, 2014 CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS FOUNDPrescription sunglasses found in parking lot of Limetree Center on Wednesday, February 27. Claim at Island Sun newspaper, suite 2 in Limetree Center, or call 395-1213. NS 3/8 NC TFN TOOL BOX WASHES UP ON SANIBELThis tool box with motor parts washed up on shore Saturday morning, May 8 about 8:30 on the beach at Sundial Resort on Sanibel Island. To claim call Sundial Resort Security 239-472-4151. NS 6/14 CC TFN LOST AND FOUND HELP WANTEDADMINISTRATIVEWe are currently seeking an experienced, dependable administrative person for our Captiva of ce location. The ideal candidate must: Have a high school diploma, some college preferred Have excellent phone, communication and interpersonal skills Have the ability to learn new procedures and manage systems. Have strong computer skills and knowledge of PC operations, Windows, MS Of ce Have good problem solving skills Manage time effectively Be a self-starter able to begin and complete tasks without supervision Pay close attention to detail Have a willingness to learn and adapt to change Be able to thrive in a deadline oriented environment ** Must be willing to work on Captiva Island ** F/T position Quali ed applicants please respond by emailing your resume with cover letter to tammy@royalshellsales.comNS 12/27 CC 1/3 WANTED TO BUYCASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280RS 12/6 CC 2/28 BOATS CANOES KAYAKSDOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800RS 1/4 NC TFN FOR SALEBIG CLEARANCE SALE2431 Periwinkle Way www.SanibelSeaLifeGallery.comRS 12/27 CC TFN BUY SELL TRADE 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 1/4 NC TFN HELP WANTEDVOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for light general maintenance. Call (CHR) Community Housing & Resources, Inc. 472-1189. NS 11/1 NC TFN HELP WANTEDNURSERY ATTENDANT Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ seeks paid part-time Sunday Nursery Attendant for year round on Sunday mornings for infant-4 year olds. Background check and references required. 2-3 years teaching experience preferred. We are a theologically diverse congregation. For more information contact 472-0497.NS 10/11 CC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for the After School Program which runs Mon.-Th, 2:30 3:15 pm call Linda Reynolds 472-1617 RS 1/4 NC TFN HELP WANTED Adding new F/T employees at the Normandie restaurant: Cook, Prep/Dish, Server & Busser. West Wind Inn Resort, Sanibel. Tolls paid, Health Insurance. Call Laurent 239-472-1541 x331NS 1/3 CC 1/3 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. Shore Fishing:Don't Harm The Fishby Capt. Matt Mitchell


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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .677-7299 League of Women Voters . . . . . . . . . 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 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) . . . . . . 472-232930B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 10, 2014 Pets Of The Week Im Duke, a loyal and loving companion, true to my German shepherd breed. I was heartbroken when I ended up in the shelter and was not claimed by my family. Do you have love, kindness and patience? Those are the qualities Im hoping to find in my forever family. You can adopt me for free ($25 off the regular adoption fee of $25 for senior pets during Animal Services Resolution Buddies adoption promotion). My name is Eponine and Im two years old. Have you made your New Years resolution yet? My resoultion is to be part of a new family, and the sooner the better. Ive been in a foster home and at the shelter for several months now. Im a great little cat and will be a super companion. My adoption fee is $25 ($25 off the regular adoption fee of $50 during Animal Services adoption promotion). For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEEPETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www.LeeLostPets. com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office, off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee, and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500. 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Mary Cell: 239.839.3633 Fred Cell: 239.281.5356 See us on Facebook at See us on Facebook at Fred Bondurant Fred Bondurant 239-281-5356 239-281-5356 Mary Bondurant Mary Bondurant 239-839-3633 239-839-3633 A Tranquil Paradise A Tranquil Paradise Stunning Florida Style 3 bedroom, 3 bath home in desirable neighborhood of Sea Oats. Enter into a bright and airy Great room with a replace, wet bar and three French doors that lead to a glass and screen enclosed porch overlooking a beautiful pool and lush landscaping. Other features include bay windows, a beautiful pool and lush landscaping. Other features include bay windows, central vac, beautiful cabinetry throughout and a two car garage with loads central vac, beautiful cabinetry throughout and a two car garage with loads of storage space. Near beach. A beautiful and tranquil paradise! of storage space. Near beach. A beautiful and tranquil paradise! 475 Sea Oats Drive. 475 Sea Oats Drive. O ered at $875,000 O ered at $875,000 Sweeping Lake & Golf Course View Sweeping Lake & Golf Course View You will be amazed by the spectacular lake and golf course views from this You will be amazed by the spectacular lake and golf course views from this ground level 2bd/2ba, pool home located in the Dunes Golf and Tennis ground level 2bd/2ba, pool home located in the Dunes Golf and Tennis Community. Relax and enjoy the views from the open, screened-in lanai Community. Relax and enjoy the views from the open, screened-in lanai or take a dip in the pool with its new energy e cient pool pump. This is a or take a dip in the pool with its new energy e cient pool pump. This is a wonderful location for bird watching or watching a birdie on the golf course. wonderful location for bird watching or watching a birdie on the golf course. 1481 Sand Castle Rd. 1481 Sand Castle Rd. O ered at $575,000 Immaculate East End Canal Home Immaculate East End Canal Home Magni cent Canal View in the desirable neighborhood of Shell Harbor. With Magni cent Canal View in the desirable neighborhood of Shell Harbor. With 3 bedrooms plus a den/o ce and 2.5 baths this home has a wonderful ow. 3 bedrooms plus a den/o ce and 2.5 baths this home has a wonderful ow. Enter through the outdoor atrium into this immaculate home with canal Enter through the outdoor atrium into this immaculate home with canal views. Other features include screen enclosed pool/lanai area with a hot tub, views. Other features include screen enclosed pool/lanai area with a hot tub, replace in the family room, boat dock & lift and a deck o of the Master replace in the family room, boat dock & lift and a deck o of the Master Bedroom suite. Deeded beach access. Enjoy quiet East End living with easy Bedroom suite. Deeded beach access. Enjoy quiet East End living with easy access on and o the island. access on and o the island. 1001 Kings Crown. 1001 Kings Crown. O ered at $997,000 O ered at $997,000 Immaculate Home in the Dunes Immaculate Home in the Dunes Immaculately maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in the Dunes Golf and Tennis Community. This home Immaculately maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in the Dunes Golf and Tennis Community. This home features a large living room/dining room combination and a tiled kitchen. The living room sliding features a large living room/dining room combination and a tiled kitchen. The living room sliding glass doors lead to a large screened in deck where you can enjoy a lovely dinner or an evening relaxing. glass doors lead to a large screened in deck where you can enjoy a lovely dinner or an evening relaxing. Just steps away from the Dunes clubhouse and tennis courts. Just steps away from the Dunes clubhouse and tennis courts. 950 Sand Castle Rd. 950 Sand Castle Rd. O ered at $549,000 O ered at $549,000 Location is Everything Location is Everything Beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 bath home situated on a quiet cul-de-sac in the Dunes Golf and Tennis Community. This Beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 bath home situated on a quiet cul-de-sac in the Dunes Golf and Tennis Community. This home features tiled ooring and the large living/dining room is enhanced by a stunning wood, tongue and groove home features tiled ooring and the large living/dining room is enhanced by a stunning wood, tongue and groove vaulted ceiling. Sliding glass doors open on to a glass and screen enclosed porch overlooking the pool with a vaulted ceiling. Sliding glass doors open on to a glass and screen enclosed porch overlooking the pool with a sweeping golf and water view. This home also o ers a permitted, private guest suite with bath just o the pool. sweeping golf and water view. This home also o ers a permitted, private guest suite with bath just o the pool. This is de nitely a must see! This is de nitely a must see! 1182 Kittiwake Circle. 1182 Kittiwake Circle. O ered at $745,000 O ered at $745,000 5,000 5,000 JOHN R WOOD ISLAND REAL ESTATE, INCHolding the Key to making your Dreams come True! Holding the Key to making your Dreams come True! Adorable Island Home in the Dunes Community Bright open oor plan in this Dunes 3BR 2BA home which lends itself to Bright open oor plan in this Dunes 3BR 2BA home which lends itself to beautiful architectural design. The vaulted ceilings in the living area & beautiful architectural design. The vaulted ceilings in the living area & decking o all bedrooms and an open kitchen add to the open airy feel. Close decking o all bedrooms and an open kitchen add to the open airy feel. Close to San Carlos Bay at Bailey Rd for shing, kayaking or sunning. Only a few to San Carlos Bay at Bailey Rd for shing, kayaking or sunning. Only a few homes away from the Dunes Clubhouse. The best priced 3BR/2BA home in homes away from the Dunes Clubhouse. The best priced 3BR/2BA home in this community! this community! 970 Sand Castle Rd. 970 Sand Castle Rd. O ered at $525,000 O ered at $525,000 Panoramic Views Dunes Duplex Panoramic Views Dunes Duplex Relax and enjoy the beautiful views from the 3/2.5 duplex on the 18th Relax and enjoy the beautiful views from the 3/2.5 duplex on the 18th fairway of the Dunes golf course. This bright and airy duplex o ers a master fairway of the Dunes golf course. This bright and airy duplex o ers a master suite on the rst living level plus a half bath. Your guests are accommodated suite on the rst living level plus a half bath. Your guests are accommodated on the second level where they can enjoy their own space. Enjoy your evening on the second level where they can enjoy their own space. Enjoy your evening on the screened in lanai and watch the sunset skies. on the screened in lanai and watch the sunset skies. 1645 Sand Castle. 1645 Sand Castle. O ered at $439,000 O ered at $439,000 UNDER CONTRACT PRICE REDUCED Nicely Upgraded Nicely Upgraded Nicely Upgraded Immaculate 2BD/2BA home in the Dunes Golf and Tennis Nicely Upgraded Immaculate 2BD/2BA home in the Dunes Golf and Tennis Community. This home features an open oor plan, the living room features a Community. This home features an open oor plan, the living room features a stone replace, gorgeous wood oors and a vaulted ceiling with wood beams. stone replace, gorgeous wood oors and a vaulted ceiling with wood beams. The tiled kitchen has new countertops and the dining room sliding glass The tiled kitchen has new countertops and the dining room sliding glass doors open to a porch overlooking the private/screened pool. The master doors open to a porch overlooking the private/screened pool. The master bedroom includes an extra large 10X6 walk-in closet and a separate private bedroom includes an extra large 10X6 walk-in closet and a separate private screened porch with a view of the beautiful landscaping. screened porch with a view of the beautiful landscaping. 1076 Sand Castle. 1076 Sand Castle. O ered at $620,000 O ered at $620,000 NEW LISTINGISLAND SUN JANUARY 10, 201432B