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Island sun
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Island sun (Sanibel, Fla.)
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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: 7:16 6:04 7:16 6:05 7:16 6:06 7:15 6:07 7:15 6:07 7:15 6:08 7:14 6:09 VOL. 21, NO. 31 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA JANUARY 24, 2014 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FT MYERS, FL PERMIT #5718 Postal Customer ECRWSS Read Us Online at A British Invasion At Museum GalaThe Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is putting the final touches on its annual museum gala, Under the Sea: Across the Pond, scheduled for Sunday, January 26 from 5 to 10 p.m. at The Sanctuary Golf Club. This year, the gala has a British 1960s theme and will feature Hits of the Brits, four talented musicians that recreate the look, style and sound of some of the most famous rock and roll music in the world. Each classic song is performed with vintage instruments that capture the sound that changed popular music forever. Hits of the Brits is comprised of world-class musicians who are veterans of The Cast of Beatlemania, Legends in Concert and Disneys British Invasion band at EPCOT.continued on page 10 The Under the Sea committee and presenting sponsor The Sanibel-Captiva Trust Company gear up for the annual gala. Top from left: Robin Cook, Al Hanser and Frances Steger from The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company; Karen Turner, Pete Bender and Mary Burton. Bottom row from left: Phyllis Sharp, Marie Peart; Phyllis Gibson from The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company; and Susan Young. Pond Apple Trail Bird WalkThe next Sanibel-Captiva Audubon bird walk will be Saturday, January 25 at the Pond Apple Trail. Meet in the Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of Commerce parking lot on Causeway Road at 8 a.m. These bird walks are open to the public at all levels of experience. A $2 donation is appreciated. Call Hugh Verry at 3953798 for more information Bald eagle photo by Sam Ayres Bring The Whole Family To Sanibel Fun FestResidents and visitors are invited to a family friendly weekend during Sanibel Fun Fest at The Community House this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, January 24 to 26. There will be activities and entertainment for all ages. Current and past students of The Sanibel School will see one of their own performing on Friday night, as island native and popular recording artist continued on page 10 Fun Fests Polynesian Review will feature dazzling costumes, dances and acrobatics Bolers Honored For Support Of BIG ARTSBIG ARTS honored John M. and Mary Jo Boler for more than a decade of support to the Sanibel-based arts and cultural organization. The party, on Thursday, January 16 at Il Cielo restaurant on Sanibel, also celebrated other major donors for their contributions over the 35-year history of BIG ARTS.continued on page 10 John and Mary Jo Boler at the reception in their honor


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 24, 20142 Looking BackTeddy Roosevelt At Snyder School The Captiva Island Historical Society, which will debut the new History Room inside the Captiva Community Center soon, is focused on presenting the history of the islands with a series of vintage photographs. In this second image, circa early 1900s, Theodore Roosevelt (fourth from left) on a visit to the Snyder School during his fishing expedition to Captiva for devil fish. photo: archives of The Captiva Island Historical Society TRUST As the largest independent Trust Company in Southwest Florida, we combine personal service with world class investment management to create a superior client experience. Founded in 2001, we maintain the highest standards of safety and soundness. Client portfolios are separately managed and individually tailored to your total return, cash ow, and legacy needs. Experience the benets of private wealth management.Wealth Management | Trust Administration | Estate PlanningYour nancial future should rest in the hands of a company with the integrity and experience to preserve and grow your assets. 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 Be Safe! Be On-time! Be Safe! Be On-time!239.472.4160Licensed, Regulated, Professional Service Supplying the islands with ART and Fine Framing for over 13 years. Thank You to our loyal customers. 630 Tarpon Bay Rd(near the Over Easy Cafe)Hours : Monday thru Friday 9am to 5pm Saturday 10am to 239-395-1350 To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


3 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 24, 2014 Snowy Weather WeekStudents at the Childrens Education Center of the Islands were studying weather last week and learned about snow the best way they could in sunny Southwest Florida. They played with Insta-Snow, made snow balls and then constructed snowmen out of clay. While the snow may not be cold, like the real thing, it was still lots of fun. The two-year-old and three-year-old classes designed snowmen out of clay Coming from Sweden, Elton Von Wowern was a bit confused why the snow was warm, but had fun with it nonetheless Dawson Liebetrau had fun making a snowball out of Insta-Snow February 8, 2014YOU CAN ALSO DONATE ITEMS! (DEADLINE February 6th) Osprey Shot, Killed On Sanibelby Anne MitchellAn osprey that was shot on the afternoon of Wednesday, January 15, on Kings Crown Drive on Sanibels east end, was so severely injured it had to be euthanized. It was found on the ground and admitted to CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife), where it had to be euthanized to end its suffering. Gareth Johnson, CROWs hospital office manager, said the injuries were extensive and included a punctured lung. It was a pellet, like from a kids pellet gun. It is kind of a bullet-shaped pellet. It entered the lower abdomen, Johnson said. I hate to say it but it is more than likely it had a nest somewhere, he added. With one parent gone, its difficult for the surviving mate to keep the eggs or chicks warm and still manage to catch fish to feed them. In Southwest Florida, osprey nesting season generally runs from December through May. The osprey ( Pandion haliaetus), whose population has recovered from the endangered category to species of special concern, is relatively healthy on Sanibel. In the 2013 nesting season, 97 chicks were fledged on the island, according The International Osprey Foundation based on Sanibel. CROW, as required, reported the incident to the federal Fish & Wildlife commission, as well as to the Sanibel Police Department. Craig Tabor, a federal agent with the Fish & Wildlife Service based in Fort Myers, said the incident is being investigated. He said the shooting is a misdemeanor under the federal Migratory Bird Act and is punishable by up to six months in jail and a $15,000 fine. Jesus: The Jewish Storyteller Sunday, January 26th at 2:00PM Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ 2050 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 Freewill OfferingCo-sponsored by Bat Yam Temple of the Islands (Reform), St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church the Christian Science Church of Sanibel, Captiva Chapel-by-the-Sea, The Leo Rosner Foundation, and Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ2014 Interfaith Shared Scholar LectureFEATURING DR. AMY-JILL LEVINE Read us online at


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 24, 20144 Island Seniors At The Center 4 LifeStart out the new year by joining the Center 4 Life. Meet your friends and make some new. Browse through the following activities, then stop by to sign up. iPad & iPhone Classes Instructor is Ronda Seifer Walis iPad Introduction: February 4 and 6 iPad Intermediate: February 11 and 13 iPhone Intermediate: February 18 and 20 A session includes a Tuesday and Thursday from 9 to 11 a.m. Cost is $60 per session for members and $90 per session for non-members. Class size is limited to four. You must provide your own device. Picasa with Patty and Your Photos Tuesday and Wednesday, February 18 and 19, 1 to 3 p.m. Two two-hour sessions per class. If you email or browse the Internet, you can do Picasa. This is hands-on training in Picasa, a free program from Google. Copy photos from your camera or memory card to your PC, and create and edit albums that are easy to email. Order prints without a trip to the store. You can crop, resize, sharpen and brighten colors. Class size limited to six. Your paid reservation guarantees your seat. Cost is $60 for members, $90 for non-members. Bring your camera, cable, memory card and card reader with 10 to 20 photos. Sample photos will be available. Coping with Life Series Friday, January 24 at 1:30 p.m. Osteoporosis and Exercise with guest speaker Claire Coolbeth, DPT, CSCS, physical therapist, Island Therapy. Demonstration of appropriate exercises and postural stretches, along with discussion of new evidence-based exercise approaches for osteoporosis. Members are free, guests are $5. Friday, January 31at 1:30 p.m. The Power of Energy Medicine with Karen L. Semmelman, director of Semmelman Energy Center. Working with energy as a vital living force forms the foundation of your well-being. Energy medicine heals the body by activating its natural energies and restoring energies that may be weak, blocked, disturbed or out of balance. Combining ancient practices with contemporary scientific understanding enables application to physical, emotional issues promoting joyful living and wellness. Members are free, guests are $5. Page Turners with Ann Rodman If you would like to be on the Page Turners list, email or contact the Center 4 Life. Wednesday, February 12 at 2:30 p.m. Featured book: My 92 Years on Sanibel by Francis Bailey. Mead Bailey Johnson, Baileys daughter, will provide some background information during the discussion. AARP Safe Driving Classes Thursdays, 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. Participants will be eligible for a discount on their auto insurance. Register by calling Ed Vander Hey at 292-4012. No membership required. Beginner Bridge Basics Class February 3, 5, 10 and 12. Istructors are Bruce and Christl Smith. Class is limited to 12 students and you must be able to attend all four classes from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Cost is $10 for members and $20 for non-members. Learn to Play Mahjongg with Katie Reid February 10, 11, 12, 17 and 18. Class is limited to four or eight students (to fill a table to practice). You must be able to attend all five classes from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All supplies are provided. Bring your lunch. Cost is $12.50 for members, $25 for non-members. Advance registration is required. Games: Bridge Monday and Wednesday at 1 p.m. Cost is $2.50 for members and $5 for non-members. Prizes are awarded. Hand & 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. Trips: Monday, January 27 Costume World Trip. Guided tour of the costumes at Costume World, sit-down 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 included. Contact the center to sign up. Wednesday, January 29 Shop Til You Drop at Sawgrass Mills and IKEA. Your choice of all day at Sawgrass Mills or half day at Sawgrass Mills and half day at IKEA. Cost is $45 for members and $55 for non-members, transportation included. Contact the center to sign up. Monday and Tuesday, February 3 and 4 New Eco-Tour to Crystal River. Cost is $209 per person, double-occupancy for members and $249 per person double occupancy for non-members; $279 single for members and $319 single for non-members. Includes round trip transportation, overnight accommodations, dinner, and breakfast at The Plantation Inn, admission to Weeki-Wachee (the original City of Live Mermaids) and manatee boat tour. The tour will be led by former National Parks Service Director Fran Mainella. Fitness Classes: Classes are available and all ages are welcome. Cost is $3.50 for members and $6 for non-members. 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 keeps your brain fit and your heart, lungs and muscles strong with a combination of aerobics and muscle conditioning exercises and balance. Hand weights, stretch cords and your body weight will be used. Class begins with a joke and ends with a positive thought for the day. Silvia Villanueva is the instructor. Essential Total Fitness Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Cardio, muscle strengthening and flexibility training with hand weights, stretch cords, chairs and stability balls. Mahnaz Bassiri is the instructor. Power Hour Fitness Tuesday and Thursday at 8 a.m. Hand weights, stretch cords, stability balls and mats are used. 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. All exercises are done using a chair. Stretch, tone and strengthen while improving flexibility, proper alignment and circulation. Bring a towel. Kris Brown is the instructor. For more information on programs or to join Island Seniors, Inc., call 472-5743 or stop by 2401 Library Way. Youre Invited!Center 4 LifeArts & Crafts FairSaturday, February 8, 2014 9 a.m. 2 p.m. Handcrafted items by 40 artists Fabric art, clothing, shell designs Photography, cards, jewelry Chutney, marmalade & pickles Paintings, pottery, glasswork Books by local authors Tropical plants & arrangements Refreshments for saleCenter 4 LifePalm Ridge Road & Library Way Sanibel 1628 Periwinkle Way 472-2893 Heart of the Islands, SanibelOpen Daily at 10am D aily 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! 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ISLAND SUN JANUARY 24, 20146 Peek At The Unique Reservations Open, Donations Soughtsubmitted by Sue Denham The excitement is building for an annual event that involves hundreds of island businesses and individuals, has traditionally sold out, and raises tens of thousands of dollars for organizations that focus on improving the status of women. Early in January, hundreds of former guests of A Peek at the Unique, the signature fundraiser for the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva, received an early-bird reservation opportunity through e-mail or the post office. Already, according to Zonta reservations chair Barbara Beran, requests are pouring in. There has been a steady stream of mail, she said. Its obvious that our regular guests know to make their reservations early. The reservation phone line was set to open on Wednesday, January 22: Call 1-888-552-9591. People who have questions can send an email to Set for Saturday, March 15, the Peek at the Unique features a guided tour on airconditioned buses of four unique island homes, after treats provided by island restaurants, caterers and grocery stores. Departures for the three-hour tour leave every halfhour from the Sanibel Community Church, from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. This year marks the 13th annual Peek, which has consistently raised more money each year for Zontas projects, through raffle ticket sales, individual donations, business sponsorships and ticket sales. The club will shortly distribute, through the Zonta Foundation of Southwest Florida, local grants to nine partner organizations totaling $64,750, and has pledged $21,250 to Zonta International. Club members are out in force this month, soliciting advertisements for a colorful keepsake booklet and sponsors for Peek Perks, a gift package of discount coupons featuring local businesses. The program booklet and coupons have really helped us expand the potential of the event, said Zontian Virginia Jones. We are strictly limited by bus capacity in the number of tour tickets we can sell, but the booklet and coupons offer unlimited opportunities for growth. Jones added that while Zonta is delighted to have the regular support of many island businesses, new ways of attracting donors are being sought. New for this year: individual donations may be made at any time on the club website, www.zontasancap. com. Contributions, tax-deductible per IRS rules, will be noted in the keepsake program if made prior to the deadline of February 19. The Zonta Club relies on the talents and abilities of the entire membership, plus their friends, spouses and often women from some of the clubs service projects, serving as volunteer docents, greeters, guides and food servers on the day of the event and also as part of planning teams, months in advance. Event organizers are in the final stages of selecting the four unique homes to be featured. Each year, according to house committee chair Orlene Shimberg, the challenge grows and each year the club endeavors to surprise guests with a truly out-of-theordinary location. This year, we will definitely have something different for Peekers, and we anticipate they will be enchanted, she said. The Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva is a service organization of professional women working together to provide hands-on assistance, advocacy and funds to strengthen womens lives on the islands, in Lee County and around the world through Zonta International. For information, visit A bus group ready to depart from the Sanibel Community Church Refreshments are served prior to the tour. Zonta 2013 president Orlene Shimberg at right Voted Best Join a Growing List of SupportersELECT MR. DENNISWorld Famous Sanibel Barber since 1984For Quality Professional HaircuttingMEN AND BOYS Razor Styling Beard Trimming etc.Sanibel Barber ShopWalk-in Shop located at Baileys Shopping CenterCall (239) 472-5626 for HoursPaid for and approved by Dennis for Sanibel Barber To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


7 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 24, 2014 Sold-Out Audience Hears Stories Of The Baileys At Historical VillageThe Sanibel Historical Village hosted Mary Mead Bailey Johnson, Francis Baileys daughter, and Richard Johnson, her husband, on January 16 at the museums first Twilight Talk of the season. They told the sold-out house stories about Francis and Sam Bailey, along with the history of Baileys General Store. Ive only been here 10 short years, Richard Johnson said. I worked in the store with Sam and Francis. I had Francis on one side teaching me about the business and Sam on the other teaching me about community involvement. It was a great education. I never had so much fun working in my life. I could always count on Francis to be accurate and detailed. Sam, on the other hand, never allowed the truth to get in the way of a good story, Johnson said. The pair related their familys history from 1895, when Frank Bailey arrived on Sanibel. The original three Bailey brothers Frank, Ernest and Harry were followed by the three Bailey brothers Sanibel knows today Francis, John and Sam. Frank farmed but was really more of a shopkeeper, Johnson explained. He bought some buildings on Matthews Wharf and started the Sanibel Packing Co. The store retains that name today but is known as Baileys General Store. It wasnt at all like Baileys today. They had 60-pound sacks of flour and sugar from which to scoop out each customers order and, at first, no refrigeration. I feel like were carrying on a process that was started years ago with my grandfather, Mead Johnson said. We listen to our customers and our business strategy is to do what our customers ask. Thats how the business was started and thats how we run it today. The Bailey store served as the community gathering place. People congregated to visit, they voted there, telegraphs came in and went out there, papers could be notarized there, and Frank even served as an unofficial police presence on the island. In 1926, a hurricane destroyed the store, which had to be rebuilt. It is this second store that is now in the historical village. Water washed over the island during that storm. After that hurricane, cans of food washed up in Pine Island and they were eating well up there for months, Richard Johnson said. The labels, though, did not wash up, so dinner was always a surprise. Frank always said that if he took one son to work, he could still get his work done, continued on page 11 Mead and Richard Johnson talk to a packed house at the historical village Richard Johnson talks with museum volunteer Clivie Goodwin


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 24, 20148 Historical Village Volunteers Share ExperiencesSanibel Historical Museum & Village volunteers gathered on January 15 for a get-together to thank them for their vital service to the museum and village. Held at the home of volunteer Stephanie Rahe, this was the second such gathering of the season. We consider every gathering to be part of our training program for our volunteers, said Emilie Alfino, museum manager. The primary purpose of this event, of course, was to recognize our volunteers hard work and to thank them. We all find, though, that getting to know each other and exchanging stories are priceless learning experiences. Gayle Pence, past vice-president of the village, is the chair of the Docent Training Committee. There are so many talented people on this island, and when our volunteers bring their own special talents to the museum, it makes us more successful and a very interesting place for our visitors, Pence added. In another training event prior to this latest gathering, some of the newer museum volunteers went on an educational trolley tour with author and museum volunteer Jeri Magg. Magg, whose book Historic Sanibel & Captiva Islands: Tales of Paradise tells the history of the island following it from the East End to Captiva, led the tour. Magg pointed out historic sites and buildings along the way and told stories to go along with them. I enjoyed using the trolley tour to tell the history of our beautiful islands to the new docents. It was great fun working with Jack, our driver, and I look forward to doing another tour sometime soon, Magg said. We thank Evelyn Stewart of Adventures In Paradise for providing the trolley, Alfino said. It was the perfect way for us to see the history that lives outside of our village. The Sanibel Historical Museum & 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 to visit the Gift Shop only is free. For more information, call 472-4648 during business hours or visit www.sanibelmuseum. org. Sanibel Historical Museum & Village volunteers standing in front of the last stop on the tour, Chapel by the Sea on Captiva Historical Village volunteers Susan Rosenberg and Annette Cantalupo Author and volunteer Jeri Magg with museum manager Emilie Alfino 1571 Periwinkle Way 239-472-5223 Phone: (239) 313-1488www.fortmyersdailybread.comSIMPLIFY YOUR SHOPPING! ORDER YOURGROCERIES ONLINE! Serving Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel, Cape Coral, Estero, Bonita Springs and NaplesFREE delivery on orders over $150


9 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 24, 2014 Sanibel Community Church Celebrates CentennialIn May of 1914, a group of 27 Sanibel residents gathered at the schoolhouse on Sanibel to form the Sanibel Community Church. From the churchs very beginning, it was a non-denominational community congregation, welcoming people of many faiths. In 1917, this dedicated group of mostly farmers built the chapel that continues to serve islanders today. The hurricanes of 1921 and 1926 took a toll on the congregation, damaging the church building and virtually bringing farming to an end on the island. With the opening of the Kinzie Brothers Ferry in 1928, the island began to see resurgence and the church again began to grow. For 100 years, the Sanibel Community Church has served the islands of Sanibel and Captiva. With community as its middle name, the church has been an integral part of island life. Leading up to the 100th anniversary in May, the morning worship services each Sunday will include reflections of the decades of ministry that have taken place at Sanibel Community Church. Period dramas will accent the celebration as well as music that represents each era. Dr. Daryl G. Donovan, senior pastor, who has served more than a decade of the 100 years of the churchs ministry, will bring messages that reflect the DNA of the church and the islands in Biblical context. The centennial celebration will include a community picnic on Sunday, April 27 at noon. Sanibel Community Church is located at 1740 Periwinkle Way (next to Jerrys Market). Worship services are at 8 a.m., 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. with Sunday School for all ages, as well as nursery. For more information, call 472-2684 or visit Sanibel Community Church historic chapel Ann and Mike Ross in a skit depicting the church in 1914 Sanibel Community Church todayKevin Schafer Named Youth PastorPastor Kevin Schafer joined the staff of Sanibel Community Church on Sunday, January 12, where he will serve among middle and high school students as well as young adults. Schafer graduated with a BS in church ministries from Clearwater Christian College in Clearwater in 2000. In 2004, he was ordained in the Christian and Missionary Alliance and then later continued on page 41 Kevin Schafer and family A Sanibel Tradition for 38 Years Neptunes Most Glorious Treasures... Created in Gold with Diamonds, Enamel & Inlays of Colorful Opal


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FAX number: (239) 395-2299. E-mail: press@islandsunnews.comRead Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.comContributing WritersKimberley Berisford Constance Clancy, ED.D. Suzy Cohen Ed Frank Jim George Bryan Hayes Craig R. Hersch Tanya Hochschild Jane Vos Hogg Shirley Jewell Audrey Krienen Patricia Molloy Cindy Malszycki Capt. Matt Mitchell Gerri Reaves Ph.D. Di Saggau Karen L. Semmelman Jeanie Tinch Mark Bird Westall PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER PRINTED WITH LOW-RUB, SOYBEAN INK Co-Publishers Lorin Arundel & Ken Rasi Advertising George Beleslin Graphic Arts & Production Ann Ziehl Sarah Crooks Kristy See Reporters Anne Mitchell Jeff LysiakISLAND SUN JANUARY 24, 201410 From page 1Bolers HonoredIt was attended by more than 140 members and donors, and Sanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane. A medley of the Bolers favorite songs was performed by Elizabeth Urbancyzk, Anne Chamberlain and Jessica Humphrey, accompanied by Aimee Radics, musical director, and Bobby Logue, production manager, from BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theaters current production of Into The Woods. Penny Wilkinson, board member and reception organizer; Don Rice, president; and Lee Ellen Harder, executive director, all representing BIG ARTS Joyce Rice and il Cielos Paul McCarthy made a special presentation of golden bolers to John and Mary Jo Boler From page 1Sanibel Fun FestWhitney Wolanin opens the weekend with a concert in The Community House auditorium. The Friday concert begins at 7 p.m. On Saturday, The Sanibel School Steel Drum Band will make a late-morning appearance on the outdoor stage as the lead-in to the Caribbean Chillers, a Jimmy Buffet tribute band. The younger children can enter Saturdays Mermaid and Pirate Costume Competition, participate in kids games and climb aboard the traveling Pieces of Eight pirate ship from Salty Sams Marina. On Saturday evening, in The Community House auditorium, there will be an authentic Polynesian Review and Luau Dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. Musicians and dance performers from Tama Leaos Polynesian Productions, popular on Floridas east coast, will bring the romantic song and dance of South Pacific to Sanibel and perform a high-energy folkloric display. A complete luau dinner is included, featuring a fire-roasted pig that will be cooking outside all afternoon. Guests are welcome to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets but coolers are not allowed. Sanibel Fun Fest is a fundraising event hosted by the non-profit Sanibel Community Association. All proceeds go toward maintenance and operation of The Community House. For tickets, stop by The Community House at 2173 Periwinkle Way or call 472-2155. From page 1A British InvasionThe band has performed all over the world and is dedicated to recapturing the original sound of classic songs such as Satisfaction, You Really Got Me, Hard Days Night, Twist and Shout, and other British hits. The evening will include cocktails and dinner, a silent auction featuring an assortment of goods and services donated by local merchants, and live auction items to help raise funds to benefit the museums educational programs. Tickets are $135 per person and a limited number are still available. To attend the event, please register online at or call (239) 395-2233. Whats Happening At The House In 2014Telephone: (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 CLASSES/PROGRAMSComplimentary Shell CraftingLesson: Monday 10 am -Noon Crafts on sale Mon.-Fri. until 3 pmBeading With ShellsJan. 29 9amiPad/iPhoneJan. 29 9:30amOptimize Your HealthFeb. 13 1-3pm Public Service Energy WorkshopPainting with SissiTuesday 10 amSanctioned Duplicate BridgeTuesday & Thursday at 1 pm; $10Sissis Paint PartyFeb. 19 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 10am-4pm Jan. 26* Band & Car Show 12-4pm *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./ Wilbur Smith Law Firm Times of the Islands/Sanctuary Golf Club Joe & Marge Meek


11 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 24, 2014 Optimist Clubs 6th Annual Winter Food And Wine FestivalThe Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club will host its 6th annual winter wine and food festival, entitled Sanibel Uncorked, at Lily & Co. Jewelry Gallery on Sunday, February 23 from noon to 4 p.m. All are invited to share in an afternoon of food, wine, music and a silent auction to benefit kids needs, such as recreation and scholarships. Local wine distributers will provide a variety fine wines for sampling during the festival and also will have wines available in the silent auction. Cooking demonstrations with samples and complimentary wine pairings will be presented by Matt Asen of Timbers Restaurant and other local gourmet chefs. Chef Karl Hamme of Baileys Catering and prepared foods department will also present a cooking demonstration. Chef Karl is in charge of preparation of the festival hors doeuvres. Music will accompany the silent auction. Silent auction items will include nights at several local resorts, and golf for four at several island courses. A night with a gourmet meal cooked in your own home will be up for bid as well as a magnum of red wine, hand-signed by golfer Jack Nicklaus. In addition, Lily & Co. will be offering discounted prices on select jewelry. Tickets are a $30 donation ($25 for designated driver) and are available at Baileys General Store, Sanibel Caf in Tahitian Gardens, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank and Lily & Co. Tickets will be available at the door the day of the festival beginning at noon. A commemorative etched wine glass will be given to each guest will receive a commemorative etched wine glass. Valet parking will be available. Silent auction items are still needed as well as cash donations. If you would like to donate, contact Stan Howard at 472-0836 or e-mail Lily & Co. Jewelry Gallery is located on Tarpon Bay Road, across from Baileys Center. ONSHOP ANIBEL SHOP WELLTahitian Gardens1975-2019 Periwinkle WayThe Village Shops2340 Periwinkle WayOlde Sanibel Shoppes630 Tarpon Bay RoadTown Center2496 Palm Ridge Road Retail Hours: 10 a.m 5 p.m. Daily Services: By Appointment Restaurant Hours: Cafes open 7:30 a.m. SHOP WELL For Up-To-Date Store O ers and Merchandise Visit: ShopOnSanibel.comMARK YOUR CALENDARBring some love into your home! GCHS will bring out more rescue pups looking for a new homeSaturday, Feb. 15 at Tahitian Gardens.Pet photographer, K-9 Connections with trainer and more! T T T T T T O Due to cold weather Orchid/Bromeliad Show runs Jan. 24-26 at The Village Shops From page 7Stories Of The Baileysbut if he took two sons to work, he couldnt get much done and if he took all three sons to work, he got nothing done, he told the audience. The same could no doubt be said for Francis five children. After their mother died, Esperanza Woodring often babysat. Esperanza was the only person who could handle the five children, he said. His wife added, We had to do our chores and then we could just play. Esperanza was just a remarkable person. Johnson said when he wanted to marry Mary Mead, as her father called her, he was going to ask Francis for his permission. I found out I didnt need Francis permission. I needed Esperanzas, he said. She sat me down and told me in no uncertain terms that if I didnt treat Mead with the respect she deserves, I didnt need to go to Francis she would take care of it herself! And she meant every word. Woodrings affection for the Baileys was evidenced when, with Francis, she flew to Richmond, Virginia, to go to Richard and Meads wedding. She was in her 80s and had never been on a plane before. Frank knew how to take care of the community, and so did Francis and Sam, Johnson said. He recounted how, after Hurricane Charley, Sam and Francis were at the stores front door handing out flashlights and pieces of paper to the waiting people. They told them to take what they needed, write it down, and pay when they could. The Johnsons plan to continue in the Sanibel spirit that Meads grandfather, father and uncle started. We have no plans to discontinue any island traditions started by Sam and Francis, he said. More Twilight Talks are scheduled in the Historical Village Schoolhouse as follows: February 26 at 7 p.m.: Betty Anholt, island historian, on why the 1833 Sanibel settlement developed. March 19 at 7 p.m.: Kristie Anders of the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation (SCCF) on the history of conservation on the islands, including Captiva and Pine Island Sound. April 9 at 7 p.m.: Deb Gleason, Historic Preservation Committee chair, on Sanibel Ladies of the 1950s and 1960s. The Sanibel Historical Museum and 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 to go to visit the gift shop only is free. For more information, call 472-4648 during business hours or visit Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 24, 201412 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: 3559 San-Cap Rd., 472-2763 Pastor: Rev. Christopher Senk, Saturday Vigil Mass 5 p.m. Sunday Masses 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Daily Mass Wed., Thurs., Fri. 8:30 a.m. Communion Service Mon. and Tues. 8:30 a.m. 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 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 Lily & Co. Jewelers announces the recent engagement of its co-owner Karen Bell to Dr. Leonard Thatch. It is a proud moment for Lily & Co., said Dan Schuyler, co-owner with Bell. The Lily team is thrilled to have Leonard become a member of the Lily family, even though he has already been with us for five years. On December 22, Thatch asked for Bells hand in marriage. She said, yes. We are very excited about this next phase in our lives, said Bell, who has been a realtor on the islands with VIP Realty for the past 27 years. Leonard, along with Dan and Beny Sofer, could not have created a more perfect ring to symbolize our love. Free Lecture On Health AdvocacyOn Thursday, January 30 at 1 p.m., St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church will host Dawn Moore, RN, as she presents tips on Advocating for Yourself and Others in various health care settings. Moore is a geriatric case manager at Senior Care Choices program of Lee Memorial Health System, where she was one of the founding members of Choices. She has lived in Lee County most of her life and has had years of experience caring for seniors, as well as working in oncology and surgery. continued on page 17 ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT Lily the Labradoodle and her owner Karen Bell say yes to Dr. Leonard Thatch Dawn Moore, RN The community is invited to join in the celebration of the life of Ronald S. Urkovich. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 1 at 1 p.m. on the beach at Beach Access 4, Mitchells Sand Castles 4015 Resorts. Parking for the memorial will be along West Gulf Drive. Immediately afterwards, all are invited to a reception to be held at the Board of Realtors main office, located at 2353 Periwinkle Way, Suite 201 on Sanibel (the two-story building behind Winds). Please RSVP by calling 849-3004. MEMORIAL SERVICE RONALD S. URKOVICH P This lecture is sponsored by:First Church of Christ, ScientistFor more information please call:239-334-6801 FREE! FREE!PRAYERHEALING & SOLUTIONSExplore the connections! T h e h ealin g Com f orte r S un d ay, January 26 2 p m First Church of Christ Scientis t 2390 West F i rst Street F or t M y er s Discover ideas you can use to pray for meeting the needs of all humanity. Hear biblical and modern-day examples of how Gods great love for His creation has brought and continues to bring healing to individuals and communities everywhere. Mary Alice Rose


13 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 24, 2014Style Show At St. Michaels ChurchThe Episcopal Church Women (ECW) of St. Michaels Church will host its annual style show on Monday, February 10 at 2 p.m. The show will take place in the church sanctuary. No tickets are required. All fashions modeled are donated items from The Ark (thrift shop). The theme this year is Golden Memories 50 years at The Ark. Door prizes are donated by Jane Buffos shop JB Designs in the Olde Sanibel Shoppes. All fashions will be for sale after the show. Punch and cookies will be served. All are welcome. For more information contact Char Mallory at 288-5820. Silent Art Auction To Benefit Sanibel Christian PreschoolLooking for a chance to own a oneof-a-kind original art piece while supporting children in the community? The Don Rogowsky and Friends Silent Art Auction and Reception on Saturday, February 1, from 4 to 6 p.m. will benefit the Sanibel Christian Preschool Paintings, ceramic and fabric pieces by local and national artists will be up for auction and wine and appetizers will be served. The two-hour reception will be held at the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. Everyone is welcome. All artists have donated their artwork and 100 percent of the auction proceeds will go to scholarships and educational development at the preschool. Rogowsky, the events featured artist, was born in Chicago and later moved to Southwest Florida and joined the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ. Early in his career, he worked as a chemical engineer but later pursued his love of painting. He and his wife, Jan, also an artist, spent many years in Southwestern Connecticut, where they owned an art supply store. He specialized in landscapes and was sought after by fellow Shell Point Retirement Community residents for his work in animal portraits. She worked in a variety of media, including oils, watercolors and needlework. In addition to their artwork, there is a wide range of artists and styles available for bidding. These artists include Canadian Andrew R. Ross, whose work is featured in collections at IBM in Madrid and Ridley College in Canada; as well as award-winning Florida artist Peter Zell. Other pieces include donations from signature member of the Florida Watercolor Society Phil Hilton, Joan Vogel, and two ceramic art pieces by Augusta Crane, whose work has been featured at the Edison Ford Winter Estates. Many additional pieces by local artists, including Shell Point residents, are also available for bidding. Also on display will be a tribute to Don and Jan Rogowsky, created by the preschoolers. Art pieces will be on display and bids accepted starting Sunday, January 26 from 7:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Monday, January 27 through Friday, January 31. Contact the church office at 4720497 for hours during the week. Winning bidders not present will be contacted. 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 Donald Rogowsky To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


Hello Shoppers of Sanibel, When you shop Jerrys of Sanibel youll experience much more than just quality grocery shopping. From H20 Outfitters to Sanibel Surf Shops flagship store to Sanybels Finest and more, there are just enough shops at Jerrys to turn an ordinary day into an extraordinary day. Before shopping at Jerrys Foods, you can enjoy PocoLocos exclusive ice cream selection from local favorite, Love Boat Ice Cream, or you can get pampered at Sanibels only organic spa and salon Spatini Teabar. And our courtyard is a wonderful spot to relax with family and friends; its a little piece of paradise teeming with colorful exotic birds! Stop by and say hello! Regards, Jerrys of Sanibel 1700 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957 1700 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Welcome to Welcome to Jerrys Jerrys of of Sanibel Sanibel Fax 239.472-1658Toll Free 866.746.6574 239.472-6776 ARTS & CRAFTSHours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. 7 days F2394721658 To To A R AR NANNYS NANNYS CHILDRENS SHOPPE CHILDRENS SHOPPE Childrens Childrens Fashion Fashion NOW OPEN NOW OPEN 239-472-TINI (8464) www.spatiniteabar.comMassage Salon Services Facials Tanning Tea & Retail Bridal Services Tea barSpatini Organic Spa & Hair LoungeISLAND SUN JANUARY 24, 201414


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ISLAND SUN JANUARY 24, 201416 Come explore our natural world SCCFSanibel-Captiva Conservation FoundationSanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road (one mile west of Tarpon Bay Road) Nature Center, Trails and Exhibits: Open Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. 4 p.m. Native Plant Nursery: Open Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. 5 p.m. (239) 472-2329 Turtle Tracks January 30Sanibel Island has one of the first sea turtle monitoring programs in the country and several hundred nests are laid on Sanibel and Captiva every summer. Learn about the sea turtles that nest on our beaches. Thursday, January 30 at 10 a.m. $5 adults. EXPLORE OUR NATURE CENTER, TRAILS AND OBSERVATION TOWERVisit our Nature Center and explore four miles of walking trails and climb the tower. Youll find a marine touch tank, exhibits with live turtles including diamondback terrapins, an indigo snake, mangrove water snake and more. $5 adults. Butterfly House Self-guided tour Trail Walks Offered Tues Fri at 11 a.m. Owl Tales January 29The nesting season for Great Horned, Barn, and Screech Owls of the islands has begun. The Great Horned Owl does not make its own nest but uses one built by an osprey, hawk, or eagle. The Screech and Barn Owls nest in tree cavities made by woodpeckers or nest boxes. Wednesday, January 29 at 10 a.m. $5 adults. Cane Toads January 28The invasive, non-native Giant Cane Toad was documented during frog call surveys this past summer for the first time. Come and learn about this newest invader and how to help control them in your neighborhood and yard. This program is free to all. Tuesday, January 28 at 10 a.m. $5 adults. Conservation Forum January 29, 7 p.m. Polling the Public: Reaching Media and Opinion Leaders on Water IssuesOne of the most influential pollsters in the business, Dave Sackett, founder of The Tarrance Group, will be talking about how to get our local water issues heard by those with the power to make changes. Sacketts Tarrance Group is one of the most respected and successful Republican survey, research and strategy teams in American politics today. Sackett serves as pollster and strategic consultant for over 30 Governors, U.S. Senators, Members of Congress and State leaders, including House Speaker John Boener. Program co-sponsored by SCCF and the Everglades Foundation. Refreshments at 6:30 p.m., program begins at 7. This program is free to all. Wednesday, January 29 at the Sanibel Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way. Reptiles of the Islands February 14Join Chris Lechowicz and his coauthor Charles Lebuff for a program and book signing for their newly published book, AMPHIBIANS & REPTILES OF THE ISLANDS. It summarizes a more-than-50year study of island reptiles and its on sale now at SCCFs Native Plant Nursery. Friday, February 14 at 10 a.m. Free to all. Come explore our natural world SCCFSanibel-Captiva Conservation FoundationSanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road (one mile west of Tarpon Bay Road) Nature Center, Trails and Exhibits: Open Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. 4 p.m. Native Plant Nursery: Open Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. 5 p.m. (239) 472-2329 Turtle Tracks January 30Sanibel Island has one of the first sea turtle monitoring programs in the country and several hundred nests are laid on Sanibel and Captiva every summer. Learn about the sea turtles that nest on our beaches. Thursday, January 30 at 10 a.m. $5 adults. EXPLORE OUR NATURE CENTER, TRAILS AND OBSERVATION TOWERVisit our Nature Center and explore four miles of walking trails and climb the tower. Youll find a marine touch tank, exhibits with live turtles including diamondback terrapins, an indigo snake, mangrove water snake and more. $5 adults. Butterfly House Self-guided tour Trail Walks Offered Tues Fri at 11 a.m. Owl Tales January 29The nesting season for Great Horned, Barn, and Screech Owls of the islands has begun. The Great Horned Owl does not make its own nest but uses one built by an osprey, hawk, or eagle. The Screech and Barn Owls nest in tree cavities made by woodpeckers or nest boxes. Wednesday, January 29 at 10 a.m. $5 adults. Cane Toads January 28The invasive, non-native Giant Cane Toad was documented during frog call surveys this past summer for the first time. Come and learn about this newest invader and how to help control them in your neighborhood and yard. This program is free to all. Tuesday, January 28 at 10 a.m. $5 adults. Conservation Forum January 29, 7 p.m. Polling the Public: Reaching Media and Opinion Leaders on Water IssuesOne of the most influential pollsters in the business, Dave Sackett, founder of The Tarrance Group, will be talking about how to get our local water issues heard by those with the power to make changes. Sacketts Tarrance Group is one of the most respected and successful Republican survey, research and strategy teams in American politics today. Sackett serves as pollster and strategic consultant for over 30 Governors, U.S. Senators, Members of Congress and State leaders, including House Speaker John Boener. Program co-sponsored by SCCF and the Everglades Foundation. Refreshments at 6:30 p.m., program begins at 7. This program is free to all. Wednesday, January 29 at the Sanibel Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way. Reptiles of the Islands February 14Join Chris Lechowicz and his coauthor Charles Lebuff for a program and book signing for their newly published book, AMPHIBIANS & REPTILES OF THE ISLANDS. It summarizes a more-than-50year study of island reptiles and its on sale now at SCCFs Native Plant Nursery. Friday, February 14 at 10 a.m. Free to all. Beached Mermaid A Family EffortWalkers near the Gulf Shore neighborhood are sharing the beach with a larger than life mermaid. She was crafted January 12 by Nathan Ferris, visiting from Dresser, Wisconsin, and Todd Ferris and family from Zionsville, Indiana. Todd and Nathan Ferris were visiting their parents, Sanibel residents Connie and Rick Ferris, for a week of baseball at the Minnesota Twins Fantasy Camp. Next to the mermaid are Kaia, held by Megan Ferris, and twins Logan and Zoe, held by Todd Ferris Weathering The Florida WinterAddison Schmid and her schoolmates bundled up for outside play on a recent cold January day at Summit Christian Preschool at Sanibel Community Church. Every day, there is large motor skills time for children on the playground. Addison Schmid


17 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 24, 2014 Whats Sundae Wednesday?The children of Sanibel Community Church Logos celebrated Sundae Wednesday on January 15. Lilly Doster had her sundae dessert topped with sprinkles, chocolate, and gummy worms. Each table placed spoons on their noses and watched to see who could keep them on the longest. Johnny Quillin and Amelia White were in the finals. Then there were two standing, Michael Lemmon, and Mason Macalka. The last spoon sticking on the nose belonged to Mason. Logos is a family program held each Wednesday for children ages three years through 5th grade. Lilly Doster Johnny Quillin and Amelia White Michael Lemmon and Mason Macalka From page 12Health AdvocacyShe believes everyone needs an advocate to help navigate the health care system, whether the hospital, assisted living, skilled nursing facility, or the doctors office. Everyone should have someone who can look out for their best interests and bridge the communication gap between them and the health care system. Equally important is to be an effective advocate for yourself. This interactive program is free and open to the public. All are welcome. For more information, call Roberta Heller, parish nurse or Susan Gonzalez, parish secretary, at 472-2173. Take an iconic island restaurant, add a generous dose of waterfront views, season with saucy cuisine, seductive wines, authentic ambience and cap it o with Flamb Bananas Foster served tableside and romantic music. Enjoy the romantic pleasures of scenery and cuisine perfectly paired with a menu that clearly epitomizes the notion of cooking with love. Valentines Day Romantic Island Dinner Waterview Restaurant at Sundial Beach Resort Friday, February 14 Reservations every half hour from 5-9 pm Dance music provided by Canary & Keys from 6-10 pm playing romantic favorites from the 50s, 60s, and 70s $150 per couple or $75 per individual, plus tax & gratuities Call 239-472-4151 for reservations, prepaid with credit cards. 1451 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island Valentines Day Romantic Island Dinner Waterview Restaurant at Sundial Beach Resort Friday, February 14$150 per couple or $75 per individual, plus tax & gratuities


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 24, 201418 Cold Weather Can Be Boon For Patient Anglersby Capt. Matt MitchellA full week of cold and windy winter conditions seemed to keep all but the most die-hard anglers off the water. Most days out this week, I saw very few other boats fishing. Despite what we refer to as cold in South Florida, fishing was good if you got tucked away and targeted species that continue to feed even in the cold. With lows in the 40s for several mornings, our water temperature quickly dropped over 12 degrees in four days, down to a chilly 56 degrees. Getting wrapped up and braving the cold for a short run across open water paid off for anglers willing to get out and give it a shot. Once out of the stirred up and often rough open water and back in the sheltered mangrove back country, we found near-perfect conditions of clear water and lots of fish. Add to that the super low daytime tides and we were greeted after a brief cold run with a great cold weather mangrove creek fishing setup. Once I located the fish deep in the mangrove creeks, I used what I like to call cold water tactics. Basically, this is shrimp fishing close to or right on the bottom. Slow presentation is the key to getting fish to eat a bait once our water temperature falls into the 50s. During these coldest water periods of the year, fish simply move slower, bite slower and eat smaller baits. At times this week, switching up to fishing with chunks of shrimp instead of a whole live shrimp made all the difference in the world. Sheepshead and redfish were the main targets this week with the cold helping to really bunch up both species in good numbers. Deeper pockets in winding mangrove creeks with good tide movement held both species in big numbers. Throwing a jig with a shrimp cross current and letting the tide move it slowly on the bottom down the mangrove shoreline drew strikes almost every cast. Be patient and let the fish really move off with the bait before setting the hook. What feels like just a gentle bump often turns into a big sheepshead or redfish hook-up. Fishing with the father and son team of Ray and Paul Salassa this week, we had a good day of pretty much nonstop action, staying busy catching some good sized sheepshead, rat redfish and even a big black drum. We spent most of our day back in the Ding Darling Refuge, working narrow creeks on the low water incoming tide. The plan when heading out was to get them some fillets to take home for the grill. With enough fish for a meal before leaving the frefuge, we moved north up to the Blind Pass area and targeted docks on the Roosevelt Channel for some larger sheepshead. This paid off with a few bigger sheepshead right around the 20-inch mark. The cold weather does not mean our fishing completely shuts down. If anything, it bunches fish up tighter than any other time of year. If youre looking for a trophy fish, sure extreme Florida cold is not often the best set-up for that, but if youre into non-stop action, fishing during these cold periods can be hard to beat. Add to that, going fishing is as easy as buying some live shrimp and staying close to home. Right now we have some of the best mangrove creek and canal fishing of the year.Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions email Send Us Your Fish TalesThe Island Sun would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, or email to; or call Anne Mitchell at 395-1213. Ray and Paul Salassa with a fillet table full of sheepshead caught fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell this week ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. 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The boating safety education requirements are applicable to anyone born after January 1, 1988 who wishes to operate a boat. Successful completion results in the issuance of a boating safety card by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission. The course covers required safety equipment, operator responsibilities, rules of the road, navigation aids and state and local regulations. In addition,. experienced certified instructors from the squadron will cover local knowledge issues including intracoastal waterway marker protocols, shallow areas, slow zones and area weather concerns. The course fee is $40, which also entitles the participant to a six-month membership in the United States Power Squadrons with additional boating courses offered at substantially reduced member rates. Pre-registration is required and can be done online at or by calling the lead instructor Jay Brown at 314-807-6860. Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or


19 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 24, 2014 CROW Case Of The Week: Eastern Gray Squirrelby Patricia MolloyThe Eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) is one of the most wellknown mammals in the United States. As a tree-dweller, the squirrel spends much of its life jumping from tree top to fence top and running on the ground in an erratic path. This unpredictable behavior is by design and the intelligent creatures way of regularly outwitting potential predators. In Native American folklore, the squirrel symbolizes trust and preparation.There are more than 260 species of squirrels worldwide ranging in size from the 10 cm long African pygmy squirrel to the massive, three-foot long Indian giant squirrel. Eastern grays are considered medium-size at 15 to 20 inches in length. In early December, an Eastern gray squirrel was brought to CROW even though it exhibited no signs of injury. The two-to three-week-old baby was found alone and assumed to have been orphaned. No other history was available. It was quickly determined that the tiny squirrel was perfectly healthy. Baby animals are frequently brought into CROW by well-meaning citizens after discovering what they believe to be an abandoned nest. If a nest looks undisturbed and the mother is nowhere in sight, that is her plan. As skilled as the wildlife rehabilitators at CROW are, nothing can replace moms tender loving care. Volunteers and staff members have fed the squirrel around the clock since it was admitted to the clinic. It has grown into a strong, healthy juvenile that will soon be released to claim its own territory and hopefully start a family.If you do find an injured wild animal, immediately contact CROW or one of the nine domestic veterinarian clinics it has partnered with in Lee County. CROW volunteers make daily pick-ups excursions.While monetary donations are invaluable, it is the volunteers that have made CROW successful for more than four decades. They collectively donate thousands of hours each year performing necessary tasks that allow the doctors and medical interns (who often work more than 12 hours per day) to care for the thousands of sick, injured and orphaned patients that have been treated at CROW. If you are interested in grazing tortoises, feeding baby raccoons and exotic birds, go to their website or contact the volunteer coordinator for more information. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from our local area. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to P.O. Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit Pictured is a juvenile Eastern gray squirrel that was raised from infancy by staff and volunteers of the wildlife clinic. It was admitted as an orphaned or abducted baby. 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


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ISLAND SUN JANUARY 24, 201422 Adult Education Series At Sea SchoolSanibel Sea Schools Adult Education Series for 2014 includes various courses that explore the ocean that surrounds us. They include: Fishing from a Biological Perspective This is a 6-week long course to hone fishing skills and abilities and enhance fishing enjoyment. In many ways, the secret to fishing is knowing where the fish are. To predict this, the saltwater fisherman must have knowledge of the ocean, fish biology and weather along with a bit of luck. Participants will learn about the most common species of fish encountered in Southwest Florida, about currents, how to read the water, how tide works and how it affects fishing. It will also include an introduction saltwater fly-fishing, teaching casting, fly-tying, knots and techniques. A fishing outing is part of the class. Class meets on Friday afternoons through March 7. Cost: $350. Mornings of Ocean Discovery at Sanibel Sea School. Once a week, paticipants will spend a morning discovering the environment that surrounds us. After a little time indoors learning about the topic of the day, the class will venture out to experience it first-hand. Each three-hour session is $55, or $500 for the series, which includes: January 29 The Wrack Line and Our Intertidal Community February 5 Fighting Conchs The Feisty Little Guys February 19 Pelicans Her Beak holds more than Her Belly Can February 12 Fish, Fish, Fish February 26 Frigate Birds March 5 Black Skimmers One of our Hidden Jewels March 12 Lightning Whelks and Those Crazy Egg Cases March 19 Sand Dollars A Curious Animal March 26 Seagrasses and Seagrass Beds April 2 Our Estuary More than a Drive-overcontinued on page 34 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... Call for departure time CAPTIVACRUISES H T H E I S L A N D S H THE BEST WAY TO SEE THE ISLANDS IS FROM THE WATER 10 a.m. Island Cruise to Useppa or Cabbage Key Adventure Sailing Cruises 4:00 p.m. Dolphin Watch Cruise Beach & Shelling Cruise Sunset Serenade Cruise with Island Musicians Reservations Required for All Cruises(239)472-5300Cruises depart from beautiful Captiva Island Political Strategist Speaking At Water ForumDave Sackett, described as one of the most influential pollsters in the business, will be speaking on Polling the Public: Reaching Media and Opinion Leaders on Water Issues on Sanibel on Wednesday, January 29. in a program co-sponsored by the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) and the Everglades Foundation. Sackett is founding partner of The Tarrance Group, one of the most respected and successful Republican survey, research and strategy teams in American politics today and he has an extensive background in campaign strategy, political media and message development, and demographic targeting. Also on the conservation forum program will be Rae Ann Wessel, natural resource policy director for SCCF, and Eric Eikenberg, chief executive of the Everglades Foundation. The free program will be at 7 p.m. at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way, with refreshments at 6:30 and the program starting at 7 p.m. Reservations are not required. For more information, call 472-2329. Sackett serves as the pollster and strategic consultant for more than 30 governors, U.S. senators, members of congress, and state leaders, including House Speaker John Boehner. Roll Call has twice named Sackett as one of the top twenty 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 very active in international politics, having served as a pollster and strategic advisor for two Canadian premiers, and national campaigns in Canada, France, Ukraine, Montenegro, Cyprus, Russia and the Philippines. Sacketts public affairs work centers on childrens issues, and he has spent the last 15 years working with foundations and organizations involved in childrens health, adoption, before-and-after-school programs and abuse prevention strategies. Prior to joining The Tarrance Group, Sackett was a political director for the National Republican Congressional Committee, a producer/director for a media consulting firm, and a communications director for a California congressman. Sackett grew up in Canada and is a graduate of Trent University. Dave Sackett


23 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 24, 2014 Sanibel-Captiva Audubon PresentationThe SanibelCaptiva Audubon Society will host a presentation titled Sanibel: The City That Almost Wasnt at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 30 at The Community House. Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) Education Director Kristie Anders will be the speaker. Sanibel built its first schoolhouse in 1892, and by the 20th century, it supported flourishing farms, growing avocado, citrus and eggplant, among other crops. Wood-burning steamers brought supplies, mail, freight and passengers to the island. The City of Sanibel was formed in May of 1974 as a direct result of the rampant construction and development that occurred after the creation of the causeway, which replaced the ferry in 1963. Developers sued over new restrictions and citizens vehemently prevailed through great efforts in the protection of the island. Becoming a city was an enormous effort on the part of the local population. Through historical photographs, postcards and documents, Anders follows this tumultuous historical period as Sanibel becomes a city.SCCF education director since 1988, Anders has been teaching people about the natural habitat and environmental stewardship for over 30 years. As a ranger in Everglades National Park, an outdoor recreation planner at the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge and her present position at SCCF, she is a true educator. Through SCCF, Anders provides special programs for residents and realtors, trains new naturalists and develops eco-tour programs in partnership with local businesses. Holding dual degrees from Penn State University in marine sciences and environmental education, Anders resides on North Captiva Island and travels to work daily by boat.continued on page 37 Kristie Anders East end aerial photo circa 1944 Sanibel circa 1940s 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


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ISLAND SUN JANUARY 24, 201426 New Board Members At MuseumThe Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum welcomed a new board of trustees members on January 1. Don Adams, Chris Davidson, Phyllis Gibson and Lynn Schneider have been appointed to three-year terms with the museum. We are excited to welcome new board members to the team and we look forward to our new programming in 2014, said Dorrie Hipschman, executive director of The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum. Adams was a founder of the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) Standing Professional Committee on Public Relations and Marketing and the AAM Professional Interest Committee on Museum Tourism. In fundraising, he has staffed or advised on capital campaigns totaling more than $250 million over the last few years, and has guided development of several museums corporate sponsorship and membership programs. He is the author of the book Museum Public Relations and has published and lectured extensively. Davidson joined Island Inn in May 2010 as vice presiden of operations, recruited from the Resort and Hospitality Management Program at Florida Gulf Coast University. Davidson has also worked in the financial services sector in both New York and Florida. In January 2011, he became the general manager at Island Inn, managing a staff of 35 and overseeing hotel operations, including capital projects, sales and marketing. Gibson is assistant vice president, client services, at The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company. She has over 20 years of experience in the investment industry. She worked for several major brokerage firms including Legg Mason Wood Walker and Morgan Stanley, as branch operations manager, before joining Sunguard Data Systems as conversion support leader. Schneider, APR, CPRC, is the assistant vice president of marketing and communications for Shell Point Retirement Community. Schneider has been with Shell Point since 1994 and oversees marketing, advertising and public relations, manages internal communications to 2,300 residents and 950 employees, and serves as the public spokesperson for the community. Don Adams, Chris Davidson, Phyllis Gibson and Lynn Schneider Jack, 7, and Emma, 10, Kaczorowski of Rochester, New York found an alphabet cone on the beach while staying at Sundial Resort. Emma has been searching for several years for an alphabet cone, but it was her younger brother Jack who found it half buried in a tidal pool. Emma said, What?! Shells Found Jack and Emma Kaczorowski great food good timesJean Le Boeuf food PLACEIsland Restaurant 239-472-0223 Casual Outdoor Dining


27 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 24, 2014 Plant SmartPapyrusby Gerri ReavesPapyrus (Cyperus papyrus) is a tall ornamental grass suitable for ponds or a bog garden. It is native to the lakes and rivers of Northern Africa. Many people know the species from the Bible story in which baby Moses is hidden in a basket among the reeds to save him from the Egyptian pharaohs decree that all male Hebrew newborns be killed at birth. The plant is also known for the white pith that has been used to make paper since ancient times. The Egyptians also used the pith as food and the woody sections to build baskets and even boats. Papyruss umbrella-like tufts of foliage top the slender triangular stalks, which can be more than eight feet tall. The foliage is a spray of feathery filaments, or spikelets, of five to 12 inches long. Small blooms ranging from yellow to green appear at the spikelet tips. Also called papyrus flatsedge and Egyptian papyrus, the grass makes a good accent or background. For easier maintenance, plants in a water garden can be kept in pots. It will grow in full to partial sun. The roots require consistently wet rich soil or fresh standing water. Papyrus easily self-propagates via a network of thick rhizomes. The clumps can be divided. Cut and dried stalks can be used in floral arrangements. If you include a papyrus species in your water garden, be sure that that its not the invasive dwarf papyrus (Cyperus prolifer). Sources: Florida, My Eden by Frederic B. Stresau; Florida Landscape Plants by John V. Watkins and Thomas J. Sheehan,, and Plant Smart explores the plant life of South Florida and sustainable landscape practices. Papyruss slender stalks topped by rounded umbrels create pretty silhouettes and shadows in a water garden photo by Gerri Reaves 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, Fl 33957 Ph: 239.472.0606 3957 P P h h: 2 2 3 39 4720606wwwSanibelIslandCowcom Tropical Outdoor Patio Seating Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow with our Famous Stone Crabs1/2 lb & 1 lb. quantities Appetizers & Full Dinners Best Prices On The Planet Fun "new" Moo Wear for all ages Fun "new" Moo Wear for all ages w w Always Fresh ...Always Fun! s s Always Fresh ...Always! LIVE LIVE MUSIC MUSIC w w Always w ay ay s! Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week. Snacks In-between Live Music! Outdoor Seating Come Try our Come Try our NEW NEW Cowlicious Cowlicious Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials We Proudly BrewSanibels Most Award Winning Restaurant


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 24, 201428 Shell Of The WeekThe Frond Oyster by Jos H. Leal, PhD, The BaileyMatthews Shell Museum Curator and Director of EducationShells of Dendostrea frons ( Linnaeus, 1758) can be found on the islands beaches usually attached to other objects. The shell outline is variable, and usually conforms to the shape of the objects the oyster is attached to: very elongated when attached to sea whips or rounded when living on rocks or other hard substrates. Claw-like projections hook the shells onto stems of sea whips. Frond oysters belong to the same family as the edible oysters, the family Ostreidae. Learn more about the frond oyster at http://bit. ly/frondoyster. Featured Upcoming Event Lecture Series: Join Goz Gosselin for a shell crafting discussion on Wednesday, February 5 at 2 p.m. Gosselin will discuss how to make shell flowers and will display samples of his work. The lecture is free with museum admission/membership or $5. This Week At The Museum 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 the 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 continued on page 34 Frond oysters Susan Fulmer, 65, of Sacramento, California, found a junonia on the beach at West Wind Inn, where she was staying. Shell Found Susan Fulmer Matthew Drasnin, 8, found an alphabet cone while shelling near Sandalfoot Condominiums on January 17. Matthew, who is from Cincinnati, Ohio, was very excited about the find. Shell Found Matthew Drasnin with his shell find To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


29 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 24, 2014 Wonders Of Wildlife At CROWCROWs visitor education center is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It allows visitors to share in the life cycle of the patients from the time they are admitted until their ultimate release back into the wild. To give a closer look at what it takes to save wildlife, daily presentations are offered at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Admission to the education center is $5 per adult, $3 per teenager, and free for children under 12. The weeks schedule is as follows: Friday, January 24 Wildlife Ambassador: Stanley the Virginia Opossum. Stanley came to CROW from Lehigh Acres with one of his siblings. There was no history provided by the finder, but the medical staff noticed a predator attack on his tail. The injury resulted in a tail amputation, making him non-releasable. A CROW team member talk about why Southwest Florida is the perfect place to play possum. Saturday, January 25 Patient Profiles: Owls of Southwest Florida. There are five owl species native to Southwest Florida and their hunting adaptations enable them to be top predators. Owls are typically nocturnal, but there are crepuscular exceptions. A CROW team member will talk about hunting adaptations and common reasons for admission to the hospital. Monday, January 27 Ask the Clinical Staff. CROW is a teaching hospital that offers externship, fellowship and internship opportunities for natural science and veterinary medicine students. While on site, students learn the ins and outs of conservation medicine and wildlife rehabilitation. Medical staff talk about animals that are currently in the hospital and how they treat over 3,000 patients a year. Tuesday and Wednesday, January 28 and 29 Patient Rescue & Release. Patients originate from all over Lee County, but not all of the animals brought to CROW need assistance. Facilities like CROW should be wildlifes last resort not their first one. This presentation uses past rescues, case studies and releases to teach about safe interactions with the wildlife in your community. Thursday, January 30 Patient Profiles: Gopher Tortoises. The life of a gopher tortoise revolves around its burrow, and the species is found digging from Southern Georgia to Southwast Florida. Because of its contributions to the ecosystem, it is classified as a keystone species. A CROW team member will describe why they are admitted how the medical staff treats this species. For more information, visit www. or call 472-3644 ext: 228. CROW is located at 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road. Tammy Mullett of Pinckney, Michigan found a junonia on the beach at Blind Pass on January 17 while staying at Shalimar. Mullett, who has visited Sanibel once a year for about 20 years, exclaimed, My first junonia! Shell Found Tammy Mullett Josefine Fellbom, 16, of Stockholm, Sweden found a junonia at Turner Beach on Captiva. The shell was found 30 meters from shore. Josefine and her family were staying at the Holiday Inn on Sanibel. She said, I found it our first day at Sanibel and Captiva. Shell Found Josefine Fellbom To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 24, 201430 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 Mark Leonard, Pete Megara, Ron Dows and Billy Walters were fishing 50 miles off of Sanibel and Captiva islands on Sunday, January 19. They were fishing the reefs in over 100 feet of water. They caught a number of red grouper in the 22to 30-inch, 10-pound range. Walters landed a 34-inch gag grouper, estimated at 20 pounds, which was released. Fish Caught Billy Walters catch of the day, a 34-inch gag grouper, weighing about 20 pounds American LegionOn Sunday, January 19, American Legion Post 123 will be serving BBQ ribs and chicken from 1 to 8 p.m. Also, live music with Robby Hutto will be featured from 5:30 to 9 p.m. On Sunday, February 2, stop by the Legion for a Tailgate Party featuring a buffet served all day, a 9-Ball pool tournament starting at noon and much more. Every Wednesday, Post 123 offers $5.95 Hump Day specials. Sanibel 8-Ball Pool League action continues every Monday at 5 p.m. Texas Holdem is played Thursdays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. New players are welcome but must be American Legion members. Every Friday, Post 123 serves a sixounce rib eye steak sandwich all day. The half-pound burgers are a local favorite. Food is served all day, every day with specials daily. The public is welcome. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m., located at mile marker 3 on Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information, call 472-9979. Arts & Crafts FairThe Center 4 Life Arts & Crafts Fair will be held Saturday, February 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be handmade gifts by 35 local artists and craftspeople. A variety of items will be featured, including fused glass, jewelry, photographs, paintings, cards, tropical plant arrangements, books, shell crafts, pottery, jam, chutney, hats and purses, and fabric and hand-knit apparel. A hot dog lunch will be available. The Center 4 Life is at the corner of Palm Ridge Road and Library Way. Fish Caught Mark Leonard, Pete Megara, Ron Dows and Billy Walters with their catch of red grouper


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ISLAND SUN JANUARY 24, 201432 Lazy Flamingo, Inc. Lazy Flamingo, Inc. 6520-C Pine Avenue 6520-C Pine Avenue Sanibel, FL 33957 Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-5353 239-472-5353 Lazy Flamingo 3, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 3, Inc. 16501 Stringfellow Rd 16501 Stringfellow Rd Bokeelia, FL 33922 Bokeelia, FL 33922 239-283-5959 239-283-5959 Lazy Flamingo 2, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 2, Inc. 1036 Periwinkle Way 1036 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-6939 239-472-6939 Lazy Flamingo 4, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 4, Inc. 12951 McGregor Blvd. 12951 McGregor Blvd. Ft. Myers, FL 33919 Ft. Myers, FL 33919 239-476-9000 239-476-9000 We have the BIG TEN Network We have the BIG TEN Network $1.50 Domestic Drafts $6 Domestic Pitchers during the Games $1.50 Domestic Drafts $6 Domestic Pitchers during the Games HAPPY HOUR EVERY DAY HAPPY HOUR EVERY DAY 3-5 pm & 9:30 pm-Midnight 3-5 pm & 9:30 pm-Midnight Four Four Great Great Locations! Locations! 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 MusicSanibel-Captiva Conservation FoundationHow To Catch A Cane Toad Come to SCCF on Tuesday, January 28 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. You will leave the program as a graduate Toad Buster, hopefully returning to your neighborhood 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 SCCFs Wildlife Habitat Management office at 472-3984. Owl TalesGreat horned, barn and screech owls all nest on Sanibel and Captiva. The great horned owl does not make its own nest but uses one built by an osprey, hawk or eagle. Screech and barn owls nest in tree cavities made by woodpeckers or in nest boxes you can put up for them. Screech owls are pairing up and defining territories now. On Wednesday, January 29 at 10 a.m., all are invited to the SCCF Nature Center to learn more about owls. The cost of the program is $5, with SCCF members and children attending for free. Take a guided trail walk following the program or visit the butterfly house. Turtle Tracks Learn about the lifecycles and habits of sea turtles that nest on local beaches and what SCCF is doing to protect them. Since 1992, SCCF sea turtle volunteers and staff have monitored every inch of Sanibel and Captiva beaches each morning from May 1 through October, looking for tracks to nests laid the night before or nests that have hatched. The next Turtle Tracks program will be held on Thursday, January 30 at 10 a.m. at the SCCF Nature Center, 3333 San-Cap Road. The program is free to SCCF members and children, or $5 for adults. Take a walk on the trails or visit the butterfly house following the program. Cruising The Amazon RiverDid you know that water levels in the Amazon River can vary 40 feet from high water in April to low water in October? A cruise down this mighty river and its flood plane at high water gets you up into the tree canopy, with lots of birds and critters to see with orchids and bromeliads blooming. At low water, the Amazon shows its white sand beaches and waterfalls. Hiking in the forest is possible, petro glyphs are exposed and the electric eels are trapped in small ponds. The invasive cane toad Great horned owl Staking a sea turtle nest on the beach


Join botanist and long-time Amazon guide Pat Rogers on Wednesday, February 5 for a visual tour of this mystical river. The program begins at 10 a.m. in the SCCF Nature Center auditorium and is free to all. Learn about Pats yearly Amazon cruises.Shorebird Walks At The Sanibel InnMeet your SCCF guide at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, February 4 and Tuesday, February 18 on the beach at the Sanibel Inn, 937 East Gulf Drive. Learn the stories of the shorebirds you encounter; some have migrated thousands of miles to local beaches. Sanibel continues the commitment to protect local beaches by leaving the wrack community of cast ashore seaweeds and sea grasses that feed the insects, shorebirds and beach plants that live there. This program is free to all.Beach Walks At The West Wind InnMeet your SCCF guide on Tuesday, February 4, 11, 18 and 24 on the beach at the West Wind Inn, 3345 West Gulf Drive at 10 a.m. Take a walk on the beach identifying what the local tides, currents and winds have deposited for you to see. Sanibel continues the commitment to protect local beaches by leaving the wrack community of cast ashore seaweeds and sea grasses that feed the insects, shorebirds and beach plants that live there. This program is free to all. Call SCCF at 472-2329 for more information on these programs unless otherwise indicated. The SCCF Nature Center is located at 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Cruising the Amazon River Amazon cruise boat at the dock A flock of birds on a Sanibel beach Sea star surrounded by shells 33 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 24, 2014 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 January 10 February 15 DEFAMATION A PLAY BY TODD LOGANDIRECTED BY RICHARD SHAVZIN Show Sponsor: Linda & John Kramer Show Sponsors: Show Sponsor: Discounts & Specials Available For Group Rates.2200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, Florida 33957Tickets: (239) 472-6862 and ONLINE at www.BIGARTS.orgAudiences will be enraptured as a childless baker and his wife attempt to lift a family curse by journeying into the woods, where they encounter Rapunzel (and her witchy mother), Cinderella, Jack (of Beanstalk infamy) and Little Red Riding Hood. Opening Night Receptions Hosted by: Season Sponsor:All Shows at 8 pm unless otherwise notedAll Shows at 8 pm unless otherwise noted2 pm, Wednesday Matines: January 22 & February 54 pm, Sunday Twilight Shows: Jan. 26 & Feb. 9Into The WoodsMusic & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Book by James Lapine Show Sponsor:DefamationA Play by Todd LoganFebruary 20 March 2 7 pm, Opening Night Reception, Thursday, Feb. 20 4 pm, Sun. Twilght Shows. Feb. 23 & Mar. 2Book and Lyrics by Barry Harman Music by Keith HermannMarch 7 April 5 7 pm, Opening Night Reception, Friday, March 7 2 pm Wed. Matines: March 12 & 19 4 pm, Sun. Twilight Shows; Mar. 9, 16, 23 & 30The Big BangMusic by Jed Feuer Book & Lyrics by Boyd GrahamApril 11 May 3 7 pm, Opening Night Reception, Friday, April 11 2 pm, Wed. Matines: April 16 & 23photo by Nick Adams PhotographySo what happens after happily ever after?


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 24, 201434 Birds Eye ViewNature Vs. Nurtureby Mark Bird WestallContinuing now with the discussion I began last week about why many intelligent human beings insist that creatures such as snakes, crocodilians, sharks and spiders are too scary and potentially dangerous to be allowed to coexist with humans, even in our environmentallyfriendly community. It seems to me that if we were truly trying to live in harmony with Sanibels natural environment, we would not only support the preservation of 60 to 70 percent of the islands land area from human development, but we also wouldnt mind when the wild things that share the islands natural habitat with us leave those preserved lands and stumble into our backyards. But why is that so difficult for some of us to do? Well, Susan Mineka and Michael Cook conducted some interesting experiments many years ago that helped me understand why intelligent humans can develop irrational fears of creatures that hurt, or killed, our ancestors thousands, maybe even millions, of years ago and are then not be able to override those feelings of fear. But at the same time, these smart humans can be educated every day in the news media that inanimate objects such as automobiles are incredibly dangerous machines, but when they receive that information they say, Oh, it wont happen to me! What Mineka and Cook did was to try and see if Rhesus monkeys could be taught that, first, snakes were potentially dangerous, and then second, could they learn, using the same techniques, that non-threatening things like flowers were also potentially dangerous. They first took a wild-bred Rhesus monkey and videotaped the monkeys reaction as a toy snake was introduced next to the monkeys cage. The wild-bred monkey looked at the toy snake and immediately went nuts trying to escape from the potentially dangerous animal, almost knocking himself out crashing into the metal bars on the opposite side of the cage. The next part of the experiment was to videotape how the wild-bred monkey reacted to colorful, plastic flowers as they were introduced next to his cage. As would be expected, the wild-bred monkey showed no fear of the flowers and came over and played with them through the cage. They then went on to present the toy snake to a captive-bred Rhesus monkey who had never seen a snake before. It was interesting to note that when the snake was placed next to the captive-bred monkeys cage, he actually came over to the side of the cage, reached through the bars and began playing with the toy snake, showing no fear of it whatsoever. But then, they showed the previously videotaped film of the wild-bred monkey displaying great fear at the sight of the toy snake to the captive-bred monkey to see if he too could learn to be afraid of snakes. Sure enough, the next time the scientists placed the toy snake next to the captive-bred monkeys cage, just like his wild-bred cousin, he too went crazy trying to get away from the newly-recognizable fearful threat. Seems like a simple case of learned behavior, right? Then, they edited the original videotapes and produced a tape that made it appear that the wild-bred Rhesus monkey displayed the exact same type of fear towards seeing flowers as it had when the toy snake was introduced. They showed this film to the captive-bred monkey many times, but no matter how often they showed this Hollywood version of reality to the captive-bred Rhesus monkey, Mineka and Cook could not teach him that flowers were really scary things. The monkey just couldnt accept that information as valid. So, as I said last week, animals (including us) do not appear to be hard-wired to be afraid of things like the sharks we saw on my canoe trip and snakes and alligators, but it is very easy for us to learn that they are dangerous because our instinct predisposes what we can and cannot accept as valid information. Hollywoods movies and wildlife programs easily teach our youngsters to be afraid of creatures that were harmful to our hominid ancestors, but parents and society finds it very difficult to convince people that the most dangerous thing most of us do every day is drive or ride in a car. If Sanibel is ever really going to coexist with the islands wildlife, its citizens are going to have to override what their instinct is telling them and intellectually figure out what the reality of the situation is. I cant tell you how many times over the years Ive had a black racer snake jump out of the trees as Im working my way through the bush and land on my shoulder as he quickly escapes onto the ground and into the underbrush. I jump when that happens! But after I see what it is, I dont grab a stick and hit it over the head thinking it was trying to bite me. I smile to myself and say, Isnt it cool that Ive been lucky enough to have spent most of my life in a community like Sanibel where that sort of experience can still happen? But it wont continue to happen in the future unless the residents of Sanibel are smarter than a Rhesus monkey! 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. From page 22Adult Education SeriesEvening Lectures with Doc Bruce These evening lectures, from 7 to 9 p.m. are designed to exercise our brains and learn about the ocean world that surrounds us. This series is open to the public at no charge. Topics include: February13 Tides How They Work and How They Affect Us February 20 Our Gulf What do we really know February 27 Red Tide and Plankton Blooms March 6 Climate Change What does the Oceans Future Hold March 13 Fukushima How will it Affect the Ocean To register, or for more information, call Sanibel Sea School at 472-8585. Scholarships are available; anyone needing financial assistancemay contact the school. ADULT OCEAN EDUCATION OFFERINGS WINTER 2014Sanibel Sea School is proud to announce our adult education series for 2014. We believe that we have something for just about everyone. Please come and join us to explore the ocean that surrounds us. Fishing from a Biological Perspective. is is a 6-week long course that will hone your shing skills, abilities and enjoyment. In many ways, the secret to shing is knowing where sh are. To predict this, the saltwater sherman must have knowledge of the ocean, sh biology and weather along with just a bit of luck. We will learn about the most common species of sh encountered in SW Florida. We will learn about currents, how to read the water, how tide works and how it a ects shing. In addition to academic knowledge, we will introduce the world of saltwater yshing. We will teach casting, y-tying, knots and techniques. On the last meeting, we will arrange a shing outing to apply all of our new-found knowledge. Class Meets on Fridays 1-4 pm : Dates 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7 Cost: $350Mornings of Ocean Discovery at Sanibel Sea School. Every year, we get asked, when is camp for adults well here it is. Once a week, we will spend a 3-hour morning discovering the environment that surrounds us. In Sanibel Sea School tradition, we will spend a little time indoors learning about the topic of the day and then well venture out to experience it rst-hand. Come and discover our island in ways you never have before and lean new things about the ocean that brought us all here. Each morning session is $55, or you can sign up for the series for $500. January 29 e Wrack Line and Our Intertidal Community February 5 Fighting Conchs e Feisty Little Guys February 12 Pelicans Her Beak holds more than Her Belly Can February 19 Fish, Fish, Fish February 26 Frigate Birds March 5 Black Skimmers One of our Hidden Jewels March 12 Lightning Whelks and ose Crazy Egg Cases March 19 Sand Dollars A Curious Animal March 26 Seagrasses and Seagrass Beds April 2 Our Estuary More than a Drive-overEvening Lectures with Doc BrucePlease join us for these evening lectures to exercise our brains and learn about the ocean world that surrounds us. Although Doc Bruce will lead the way, they are designed to be an engaging dialog about the world we so cherish. is lecture series is open to public at no charge. February 13 Tides How ey Work and How ey A ect Us February 20 Our Gulf What do we really know? February 27 Red Tide and Plankton Blooms March 6 Climate Change What is the Oceans Future? March 13 Fukushima How will it E ect our Oceans?To register, please call our administrative o ces at 239-472-8585, or just stop by at 455 Periwinkle Way. Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299 or email


35 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 24, 2014Conservancy Releases Sea Turtle AmbassadorThe Conservancy of Southwest Florida released Sassy, the female loggerhead sea turtle, into the Gulf of Mexico near the Ten Thousand Islands. Born on Sanibel, Sassy was transferred to the Florida Atlantic University lab at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton, where she was part of a study linking nest temperature to the gender of hatchlings. Following her two months in the ongoing sea turtle gender study, Sassy was brought to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. In 2012, Sassy became the first resident of the 5,000-gallon saltwater tank in the Dalton Discovery Center at the Conservancy Nature Center. Sassy has served as an ambassador for the entire species and provided visitors with an increased appreciation for marine life and conservation. Now a healthy loggerhead sea turtle weighing more than 30 pounds, she was ready for release. Sassy has been a favorite of nature center visitors, staff and volunteers and has provided opportunity for education and dialogue on sea turtle protection, said Conservancy of Southwest Florida Director of Education David Webb. Sassy was released at Gullivan Bay, south of Marco Island, away from heavy boat traffic. However, Sassy faces dangers in open water, including boat traffic, plastic bags and other litter, commercial fishing and sharks. Our hope is that she makes it out into the Atlantic and returns to the Gulf Coast in 20 to 30 years to lay her eggs. The survival and study of sea turtles is a mission of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Sea Turtle Monitoring and Protection Program. Through patrolling beaches, marking nests, tagging turtles, counting hatched eggs and educating the community, the team works to protect and monitor the success of loggerhead sea turtle nests. The Conservancy has been monitoring loggerhead sea turtle nesting activity on Keewaydin Island since 1982. Sassy, a female loggerhead sea turtle, served as an ambassador for her species in the Dalton Discovery Center at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Conservancy Director of Education David Webb released Sassy into the Gulf of Mexico away from boat traffic near the Ten Thousand Islands Sassy being released into the Gulf of Mexico 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: 02/14/14 SUN13 From page 28The Frond OysterFriday, January 24 Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Saturday, January 25 Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Sunday, January 26 Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Monday, January 27 Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Shelling 101 at 2 p.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Tuesday, January 28 Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Wednesday, January 29 Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Thursday, January 30 Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Shell ID Clinic at 2 p.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is at 3075 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Call 395-2233 or visit www.shellmuseum. org for more information.


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 24, 201436 Expert On Changing Coastlines To Speak At RefugeJohn Englander practically predicted the disastrous effects of Hurricane Sandy on New York City in his book High Tide On Main Street: Rising Sea Level and the Coming Coastal Crisis, which was released one week before the storm hit. He will speak about the changing coastlines at lectures beginning at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Friday, January 31 in the free Ding Darling Visitor & Education Center on Sanibel.Englander, an oceanographer and consultant, has witnessed firsthand the impacts of climate change through expeditions under the polar ice cap, deep dives in research submarines, and visits to Greenland and Antarctica. A broad marine science background, coupled with degrees in geology and economics, allows him to see the big picture on climate and look ahead to the largescale financial and societal impacts, particularly as they relate to sea level rise. Englander has been a leader in both the private and non-profit sectors, serving as CEO for such noteworthy organizations as The Cousteau Society and International SeaKeepers.His book has been widely acclaimed as the best explanation of long-term sea level rise in laymans terms. Dozens of recent media appearances include Morning Joe on MSNBC, The John Stossel Show on Fox Business, and NPR.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, Englander will sign copies of his book, which are available for purchase in the Refuge Nature Store, proceeds from which benefit refuge conservation and education programs. Future events are listed below; all include two presentations at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wildlife Drive is closed on Friday, but visitors are welcome to visit the free Visitor & 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 (*Book-signings will follow all starred presentations) *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 To support DDWS and the refuge with a tax-deductible gift, visit or contact Birgie Miller Vertesch at 292-0566, 472-1100 ext. 4, or John Englander 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. 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Caprese PizzaNo matter how you Mix n Match, Matzaluna is THE place for Craft draft beers and wood fired pizza Selections subject to change 1/31/14 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 2013, CROWs wildlife hospital cared for 3,391 sick, injured and orphaned animals. Of the 200 different species, 60 percent were birds, with 33 percent mammals and seven 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 31 at 11 a.m., with a repeat at 2 p.m., in CROWs Visitor Education Center at 3883 SanibelCaptiva 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 Baby green heron Baby wood duck photos courtesy of CROW


37 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 24, 2014 When We See Red On Our Beachessubmitted by J. Bruce Neill, Ph.D.There arent really that many things in the ocean that are red. So its kind of funny that unpleasant ocean things that are red sometimes beleaguer us. A part of the conundrum is because of unfortunate naming. In Southwest Florida, we have red tide and red drift algae. Biologically they are not related. What our red scourges share is the color red, their co-occurrence in Southwest Florida and that their growth is enhanced by increased nutrient levels in the water. Most planktonic organisms are microscopic, and either free-floating or swimming in the water column. Plankton can be animals, called zooplankton or plants, called phytoplankton. Phytoplankton have high reproductive rates and populations can increase significantly over short time periods; such rapidly growing plankton populations are called blooms. Red tide is a phenomenon caused by a single-celled phytoplankton classified as a dinoflagellate. Although there are about five different species in our region, the organism most commonly linked to fish kills and red tide occurrences is Karenia brevis. They manufacture and contain a suite of toxic chemical compounds known as brevitoxins. When present in seawater, brevitoxins affect the nervous systems of vertebrates, and may ultimately lead to their death. Each K. brevis cell has reddish pigments in it, and water with high densities of this plankton can take on a reddish tint hence the name red tide. The tide portion of that name is a nebulous left-over from early (perhaps 18th century) descriptions of such events; tides have nothing to do with red tide outbreaks. A new and preferred name for a red tide event is a harmful algal bloom, more conveniently called HAB. Now to our other challenge, red drift algae. Marine algae: those plants that normally grow in the ocean, commonly called seaweed, come in three basic varieties: green, brown and red. Most of these algae are benthic that is they are attached to the ocean floor. Red algae are a native, natural component of the sea floor in our region. Under normal conditions, it is a subtle component of benthic communities whose populations are kept in check by grazing organisms and the amount of dissolved nutrients available for growth. Although attached to the sea floor, the plants of many red algae are slightly positively buoyant; this buoyancy keeps them erect under water. As the nutrient levels in the waters of Southwest Florida increase, we have witnessed an increase of red benthic algae growing offshore on the sea floor. When this algae dies, or becomes dislodged, it floats to the surface (recall its positive buoyancy) and is collected into mats by wind and currents. Then, when currents and tides are favorable, these mats of dying and decomposing algae are blown ashore. Left ashore by the receding tide, we know these mats of algae as red drift algae. It is not toxic, but its decay usually produces a foul odor. We had massive freshwater discharges from the Caloosahatchee River this summer and fall. That water was very nutrient -rich. In other words, we spent months adding fertilizer to our ocean, and now it is not surprising if we see an increase in the amount of red drift algae on our shores. The presence of large amounts of red drift algae on our beaches is another gentle calling card reminding us that all is not how it should be there under the sea. To help restore our oceans, please email the Army Corp of Engineers (, and the South Florida Water Management District ( Just ask that they fix our water problems. It wont take more than 10 minutes of your time; and the number of emails they get counts. Dr. Neill is the executive director of the Sanibel Sea School, a non-profit foundation promoting marine conservation through experiential education. 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 COMMUNITY COLLABORATIONS JAZZ/POP/CONTEMPORARYDiscounts & Specials Available For Group Rates. CLASSICAL AFTERNOONS Grand Patron Series Sponsor: Deborah & John La GorceDmitry KouzovSunday, January 26, 3:30 pmPhillips Gallery An Evening Of Radio TheatreThursday, Jan. 30 & Friday, Jan. 31, 7:30 pm VISUAL ARTSPhillips Gallery: Based On BooksPhillips Gallery Patron Season Sponsor: June Rosner & Russ BilgoreFounders Gallery: Founders Gallery Season Sponsor: Deborah & John La GorceExhibits: Jan. 20 Feb. 26All Exhibits ar Free and Open to the Public Copse in the Catskills photo by Joan Marcus John R. Wood Island Real Estate Film Series Sponsors: Film Series Supporters: FILMMonday Night Film Series$8 per ticket, 7 pm Schein Performance HallJanuary 27 The Attack Stories We Tell Fill The VoidSusan EganThe Belle of BroadwaySaturday, February 1, 8 pmSchein Performance Hall The Lomazov/Rackers Piano DuoThursday, February 6 at 7:30 pm Grand Patron Sponsor: Kenneth L. NeesSpecial Event SCCF Presents Caviar CaravanSCCF (Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation) has planned a field trip to Mote Marines Aquaculture Park in Sarasota on Valentines Day, February 14. At this 200-acre facility, Siberian sturgeon are being raised for their caviar and filets, in a totally closed and environmentally-friendly system. Participants will learn about this ancient fish and caviar farming and have a special, behind the scenes guided tour of the facility. Then theyll head to a restaurant for a tasting of Mote caviar and a Dutch-treat lunch. Transportation, tour and caviar tasting costs $50 per person or $35 per person for those who drive themselves. Reservations are required by calling Tom Uhler at 472-3817. The cost of lunch will be additional. Proceeds from this trip will benefit SCCF. From page 23City That Almost WasntThis is the fourth of eight SanibelCaptiva Audubon lectures to be held this season. All are welcome. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Parking is available at The Community House and across the street at the Herb Strauss Theater. A $5 donation is appreciated with proceeds, after costs, being used to promote conservation on Sanibel and in Florida. For more information, call Elaine Jacobson at 3951878 or visit the website at


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 24, 201438 Deadline For Ding Student ScholarshipsDing Darling Wildlife SocietyFriends of the Refuge (DDWS) is committed to training todays youth as conservation stewards of the future. To that end, the society works with various local businesses and individuals to provide annual scholarships to students engaged in the study of conservation, biology and the environment. Application deadline for several scholarships is March 31. High school seniors or college students in Lee, Collier, Glades, Hendry, and Charlotte counties intending to pursue degrees in environmental-related studies can apply. Last year, $11,500 in conservation education scholarships was awarded to 11 students. This years scholarships will be awarded in May. Interested students can find more information and printable application forms at student-scholarships. For more information on underwriting scholarships for $500 or more or applying for scholarships, contact DDWS Executive Director Birgie Miller Vertesch at 292-0566 or Top Ten Books On The Island1. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes 2. Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War by Robert M. Gates 3. Husbands Secret by Moriarty Lane 4. Girl on The Cliff by Lucinda Riley 5. Brief History of Sanibel Island by Marya Repko 6. Aviators Wife by Melanie Benjamin 7. Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel 8. Mr. Penumbras 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan 9. Deceived by Randy Wayne White 10. Historic Sanibel and Captiva Islands by Jeri MaggCourtesy of Sanibel Island Bookshop. Last year, DDWS awarded $11,500 in scholarships To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 FEBRUARYS BOATING COURSES BY THE SANIBEL CAPTIVA SAIL & POWER SQUADRON Americas Boating Course (an 8 hour class) Saturday, February 1 @ 9:00am Our Basic Boating Safety Course Earn your Florida Boating Safety CardHow to Use a Chart (a 2 hour seminar) Saturday, February 15 @ 10:00am Using GPS (a 2 hour seminar) Saturday, February 15 @ 1:30pm Seamanship (6 classes) Tuesdays, Beginning February 11 @ 9:00am ** Close Quarters Maneuvering Open Water Operations Rules of the Road Anchoring, Emergencies and more* Held at Sanibel Public Library, 770 Dunlop Road ** Held at Bank of e Islands, 1699 Periwinkle WayCome join our February 2014 courses to increase your knowledge of boating safety, seamanship and technical subjects. Led by our experienced team of certi ed instructors. For More Information visit or call Jack Purse, Squadron Educational O cer @ 239-233-7380


39 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 24, 2014 Classical Cellist To PerformBIG ARTS will present classical cellist Dmitry Kouzov, along with pianist Peter Laul, on Sunday, January 26 at 3:30 p.m. in Phillips Gallery. A chamber musician, Kouzov has performed cycles of the complete Brahms and Beethoven sonatas with his long-time duo partner, Laul. During the BIG ARTS concert, Kouzov and Laul are scheduled to perform Beethovens Sonata for Piano and Cello No.4; Shostakovichs Sonata in D minor for Cello and Piano, Op. 40; and Chopins Sonata for Cello & Piano in G minor, Op. 65. As a young musician, Kouzov was awarded first prize at the International Beethoven Competition as well as the New York Cello Society Rising Star Award. A two-time laureate of Russias International Virtuosi of the Year FestivalCompetition, Kouzov has performed at Lincoln Center, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Halls, the Moscow and St. Petersburg Conservatories as well as the Mariinsky Theater. Tickets are $32 for adults. Tickets are free for students with valid student ID and for children 17 and younger with the purchase of an adult ticket. Reserve all student and child tickets in advance to guarantee seating by calling 395-0900. Classical Afternoons Grand Patron Series Sponsor is Deborah and John La Gorce. BIG ARTS is at 900 Dunlop Road. Dmitry Kouzov Community Players Hark Back To Radio TheaterBIG ARTS Community Players will present An Evening of Radio Theater at 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, January 30 and 31 in Schein Performance Hall, 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. The production sets the scene with a selection of radio programming of the late 1940s and 1950s presented live from WBIG Sanibel Island, Florida. Staged to evoke fond memories of evenings spent with families gathered around a radio, the presentation is set in It features readings of two of Americas favorite episodic radio programs from the 1940s and 1950s, The Bickersons and Dragnet, as well as a segment devoted to a selections of hit songs originally performed by the Andrew Sisters. The Bickersons features Leslie Anding, Tom Giles, Judy Koloski, Don Hogg and Francine Dale, while JoAnna Bowers, Fay Carney, Michael Raab, Bob Mahers, Robert Runck, Judy Yenklole and Don Hogg will perform in Dragnet. The supporting cast of the production include John Carney (stage manager); Ken Moriaty and Bill Rahe (announcers); Lynne Champean, Dorothy Donaldson, Sandy Greco and Maddy Hanlon as well as BIG ARTS Community Chorus as singers. Jim Hanlon, Tom Giles, Sandy Hahn and Marge Norstrom round out the production staff for the shows. BIG ARTS Community Players provide local live theater, performed for the community, by the community. Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 24, 201440 Sanibel Songwriter Visits Island For First Timeby Jeff LysiakAlthough singer-songwriter Denny Sarokin admits that it took him only a few hours to write the tune Sanibel, the journey of having his song recorded by music legends Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and finally visiting the namesake island which inspired the ballad, is as inspiring as it is genuinely sweet. As Sarokin himself would admit, back in 1981, he wasnt a happy camper. My musical career seemed dead in the water, said the Nashville, Tennessee-based musician. I was working a mindless day gig, and the girl I was romantically involved with had skipped town a few months earlier without even saying goodbye. But then, something rather unexpected happened. One day, I received a mysterious picture postcard with a beautiful island sunset on the front. On the back, she had written: Dear Denny, Heres a picture of our evenings here on Sanibel. Wish you were here. All my love, Suzie. Sarokin immediately wanted to contact her, but his former girlfriend had neglected to include an address or a phone number. I took this as a sign that this was not meant to be, said Sarokin. I vented my mixed emotions the only way I knew how on my acoustic guitar. Two hours later, I had written Sanibel. Not too long later, Sarokin received a phone call from Graham Nash, who wanted to record the song after hearing a demo version of Sanibel. However, after several Singer/songwriter Denny Sarokin performs Sanibel, a tune he originally penned in 1981, during a press conference last week at Casa Ybel Resort Jessica and Chris Barrett, who are featured in the music video for Sanibel, with producer David E. Carter February 8, 2014YOU CAN ALSO DONATE ITEMS! (DEADLINE February 6th) Next Pet Palooza February 15Thank you, Sanibel! Your generous donations along with those of the Tahitian Gardens merchants and Pets du Soleil Pet Photography raised $834 for the Gulf Coast Humane Society during Pet Palooza 4 on January 11. Pet Palooza 5 has been scheduled for Saturday, February 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Tahitian Gardens, 1975 Periwinkle Way. This is the perfect opportunity to find a pet that will bring love into your home for years to come. continued on page 45 Draper and Spunky, pups available for adoption at the Gulf Coast Humane Society


41 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 24, 2014phone calls between Nashs people and Sarokins attorney, the tune languished on the backburner. Days and months turned into years, and the songwriter had just about given up on the idea of having Sanibel appear on a major artists release. But then, another call from Nash renewed hope for Sarokin. After being invited by the band to assist in laying down the guitar track for Sanibel that was scheduled to appear on the Crosby, Stills & Nash album Live It Up, his dreams were dashed once again after the song was left off their CD released in 1990. Nearly another decade passed before Sarokin heard from Nash again. It was 1999, and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young were about to reunite and record an album. They wanted to put Sanibel on their highly-anticipated record, titled Looking Forward. And, in fact, the song had been hand-picked by Neil Young to be the final song on the album. Weve taken them on an emotional roller coaster, Young told his bandmates. Lets drop em off on a nice little island. Finally, 18 years after writing the song, Sanibel had been recorded by the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers. Its not like I wrote that song the song wrote me, said Sarokin. But I sorta knew that it wasnt happening in that era (1981), when punk and disco were still big. The acoustic, mellow thing had already gone away and the unpluggled thing hadnt happened yet. Song Revived Again Flash forward to 2013, when Sarokin received a phone call from David E. Carter, an Emmy Award-winning producer and filmmaker from Sanibel. He had heard the ballad and wanted to shoot a music video for Sanibel that would be incorporated into a marketing tool to assist businesses in promoting the islands. Filming of the video began in early November, incorporating locations around the islands such as Baileys General Store, Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation property, Casa Ybel Resort and Beach Access #6. Carter also found a genuine couple to play the roles of Denny and Suzie: Jessica and Chris Barrett of Fort Myers, who own a photography business specializing in ballroom dancing. Jessica is a dance instructor and has modeled, and Chris is a musician. We really enjoyed working with David, Jessica said during a press conference debuting the music video last week. Were in similar fields, so being able to watch someone with so much experience was invaluable. According to Carter, the music video will have its home on It will also be available on DVDs, which will be customized for individual Sanibel and Captiva businesses, primarily inns, hotels and other lodging-related firms. It became apparent that I had some really good content, and I got the idea to have a website with a large number of videos on Sanibel and Captiva, said Carter, who partnered with Pfeifer Realty Group on the project. We planned a January date for our official launch. And, right then, I knew that I needed something big for the launch, a way to get a lot of traffic to the website on a continuous basis. Thats where Sanibel came in. Sarokin, who had never visited Sanibel before last week, arrived on the island on January 9. Being able to experience the starry nights in paradise, as his lyrics state, made the musician feel a bit pensive of his past. I probably should have answered that postcard in person, he said. This place is so unique life seems to be so simple here, and the people who call this island home are so in-tune with the land. Its very natural. But without expressing any bit of regret, Sarokin reiterated that he is lucky and thankful to finally set foot on Sanibel, and to have written a song about this place. I wanted to write a memorable song, but Ive written a timeless song, he added. Sanibel is a song that has helped validate me, and being here now sort of brings me around full circle. 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ISLAND SUN JANUARY 24, 201442 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 Tanqueray Gin 1.75 ltr. Reg. $36.99 SALE $34.99Gordons Gin or Vodka 1.75 ltr. $17.99Kahlua 750 ml. Reg. $23.99 SALE $18.99Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 750 ml. Reg. $30.99 SALE $25.99Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio 750 ml. $22.99Masciarelli Montepulciana 750 ml. $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 Community Housing To Hold Mardi Gras PartyCommunity Housing & Resources (CHR) again planning a Mardi Gras party as a fundraiser for its program. The party will take place on Saturday, March 1 at The Dunes Golf & GTennis Club, Sanibel. Priced at $35 for adults and $10 for children under 12 (includes a special hot dog dinner for children), tickets are available at Bank of the Islands, Baileys General Store and the Sanibel Caf, or at the CHR office, located at 2401 Library Way; stop by or call 472-1189. Last year, the limited number of tickets sold quickly. This year, organizers hope to accommodate a larger number of partygoers, raising essential funds to help provide emergency services and keep rents reasonable for more than 75 families who reside in CHR homes or apartments at locations throughout the island. This is money that the agency must raise to fulfill financial obligations for the current fiscal year, said Kelly Collini, CHR executive director. Our operating budget relies on over $100,000 in community support. Major sponsors are Bank of the Islands, other major sponsors so far include Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille, the Sanibel-Captiva Trust Company, Jerry Carroll Air Conditioning, Barrier Island Title Services, the West Wind Inn and Baileys General Store. The event claims the honor of being the most affordable and family-friendly on the island. Following on the success of last years inaugural event, CHR will once again serve a full Cajun meal including crawfish and traditional king cake for dessert. Added to the festivities this year are a costume contest and live music. A silent auction and 50/50 raffle will round out the evenings activities. This event is very relaxed and a lot of fun, said Tim Garmager, CHRs Development Committee chair. It really is a celebration of the season and a good time for everybody. CHR is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that has partnered for more than 30 years with the City of Sanibel to provide affordable housing for island workers, Sanibel retirees and residents who are disabled. For more information, visit www., stop by the CHR office or call 472-1189. The Wolf Of Wall Streetby Stan GembickiOn Wednesday, January 29 at 1 p.m., the Island Cinema will show the forth movie in the BIG ARTS Academy Awards Contenders Film Series. After the movie, a discussion will take place at George & Wendys Seafood Grille. Tickets are available at the Island Cinema. The next movie in the series will be announced prior to the weekly showing. The Wolf of Wall Street is a 2013 American black comedy film directed by Martin Scorsese, based on Jordan Belforts memoir of the same name. It was released on December 25, 2013. 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43 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 24, 2014 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 Portraits In Printby Jane Vos Hogg Shocking SurpriseLast month Id been dreaming of a light Christmas. For a person who reads in bed, thats pretty basic. My bedside bullet lamp had just given up the ghost. Its switch had died. Just get a new one wasnt working for me. They dont make bullet lamps anymore. Finally, I took the whole thing out of the wall; with lamp and broken switch in hand, I headed for Ace hardware. Used to stock those but dont anymore. My is there any place in Sanibel I might find one? got me directed to Molnar, right next to Nave. You cant miss it. So, back on my bike, I pedaled over. Just a small slot of a place, filled with things I didnt understand. But behind-the-counter Dave became my own Santa Claus, just out of costume but a working wonder! Carrying the broken switch, he wandered through the appropriate parts section and came back explaining, They only make them in plastic now but this should fit; it just wont last forever. Given my age, I figured it would likely last my lifetime. But the switch has to fit into this bullet lamp, I explained, hauling out the now empty head. Turning it over to examine the inside, he smiled. Used to work for this company. You must have had this a long time. They went out of business years ago. Then, my hands-on Santa, needle-nose pliers at the ready, began to enlarge the hole at the top end of the lamp, inserted the new switch, turned the whole thing around, threaded the wires through, separated them neatly and taped them off. Handing it to me he said, Remember, white goes to white and black goes to black, its all set to wire back into your wall. Christmas came early. I couldnt have been more pleased. How much do I owe you? Retiring to his computer, he keyed in parts, hit the keys, looked at the screen and said, $4.23 plus tax. But you spent more than half an hour working on it! I said. He replied, Thats customer service. I dont charge for that. Dave has worked at Molnar Electric for more than three years. How he got there is a story in itself. Hed spent his entire life working with electricity. His father was an electrician before him. For 31 years hed been with a Fort Myers company. They enlarged, merged, refitted their operation with computers and downsized, getting rid of many of the old timers. For more than a year, Dave was jobless. Then one Saturday, he got a phone call. Seems one of his former customers, Jeff Molnar, was opening an electrical business in Sanibel. Molnar, remembering the man who waited on him so often at the Fort Myers place, called, found he was no longer with them, got his phone number and so it went. How about coming to work for me in Sanibel. Interested? Come see me Monday. Monday came, they met and talked. Three days later, Dave began as showroom parts manager and hes been there ever since. For you, whats the most important part of your job, I asked. Customer service. Thats what I want every customer to remember. Its much more than just supplying a manufactured part. For this customer, meeting Dave Brown was one electrifying experience. From page 42CHRs Mardi Gras Partydessert. Added to the festivities this year are a costume contest and live music. A silent auction and 50/50 raffle will round out the evenings activities. This event is very relaxed and a lot of fun, said Tim Garmager, CHRs Development Committee chair. It really is a celebration of the season and a good time for everybody. CHR is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that has partnered for more than 30 years with the City of Sanibel to provide affordable housing for island workers, Sanibel retirees and residents who are disabled. For more information, visit, stop by the CHR office or call 472-1189.


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 24, 201444 Monday Night MovieThe Attackby Di SaggauThe BIG ARTS movie for Monday night, January 27 is The Attack, a film set in Tel Aviv and the West Bank town of Nablus. It is the tale of a prominent Israeli surgeon of Palestinian background who wakes up one morning to discover that his beautiful wife has become a suicide bomber, responsible for blowing up a restaurant, killing 19 victims, including herself. The film is calm in feeling and mood, and yet it shows the terrifying scourge of our age: terrorism, which can strike anyone, anywhere, at any time. It is a love story and a film about having it all, and then losing everything in an instant. Flashbacks fill in the story of their love, and romance. Amin is a man caught in the middle, in excruciating pain. Convinced of her innocence, he abandons the relative security of his adopted homeland and enters the Palestinian territories in pursuit of the truth. The film shows how different life in Tel Aviv is from life in Nablus. In Israel, Amins wife is a murderer; in the West Bank, shes hailed as a martyr. The movie is a mystery of a different kind. Its obvious from the start who detonated the bomb; the only question is why. The film is a character study tucked inside a thriller terror plot. It runs 102 minutes. The Monday Night Movie for February 3 is The Stories We Tell. 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 on Sanibel. Tickets are available by calling 395-0900. 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 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 29 BEERS ON TAP! 2 2 2 2 voted voted best lunch best lunch on the island on the island 2012 2012 The The NFL Ticket NFL Ticket SPECIALS SPECIALS BEER & WINE BEER & WINE The The NFL Ticket NFL Ticket SPECIALS SPECIALS BEER & WINE BEER & WINE2440 PALM RIDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 2440 PALM RIDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 HOME OF THE HOME OF THE STEEL CURTAIN PIZZA STEEL CURTAIN PIZZAEmail your editorial copy to:


45 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 24, 2014 Concerts And Conversations Series ContinuesShell Point Retirement Community continues its 2013-2014 Concerts & Conversations Series with Bassoonist Shelley Monroe Huang on Thursday, January 30 at 7 p.m. Praised by The New York Times for playing with superb agility and accuracy and with a full-bodied, chocolatey sound, Huang performs regularly as a soloist and chamber musician across the United States. She earned degrees from Eastman and Yale schools of music and is finishing her doctorate at SUNY Stony Brook. As a concert bassoonist and contrabassoonist, she has performed with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and the Charlotte, Albany, New Haven and Delaware symphony orchestras and has also performed as soloist with the Eastman Philharmonia, New Music New Haven, and the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. An avid contemporary musician, Huang has been awarded fellowships at music festivals such as Tanglewood and Aspen. Tickets are $25 each. There will be a dessert reception with the musician following the performance. The concert will be held in The Grand Cypress Room of The Woodlands at Shell Point. Visit or call the box office at 454-2067. From page 40Pet PaloozaThe Royal Shell Companies, Tahitian merchants and Pets du Soleil Photograhy once again join together in support of the GCHS. The shelter pets will be available for their meet-and-greet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., so stop over and see if the new love of your life is there wagging for you. If you are already a pet owner, you can support the shelter by having Pets du Soleil Pet Photography photograph your pet. Their climate-controlled photography trailer is set up especially for pets. K-Nine Connections Life Center and Academy Kennels will be on-site to discuss pet training and provide an agility course for your pet to try. Once again, the Tahitian merchants will donate a portion of their days sales to the GCHS, so even your shopping benefits the shelter. Please have your pets on leashes for their safety. Throughout season, The Royal Shell Companies host several meet-and-greet events with the GCHS. Sanibel has historically been very generous in their support and by opening their homes and hearts to many of the shelters dogs. We thank each of you that has found a new friend as a result of one of the Pet Paloozas or your visit to the GCHS, which is located at 2010 Arcadia Street in Fort Myers. For more information, visit Duplicate BridgeOn Thursday, January 16, there were eight tables in play at The Sanibel Community Association. The winners were: North/South 1. Clara and Terry Terrana 2. Sue Danford and Harriet Edwards 3. Shirley Levine and Cynthia Reuling East/West 1. Jim Gryzmala and Bob Ogden 2. (tie) Susan Greenberg and Doug Christopher 2. (tie) Karen and Geoffrey Moss There are two sanctioned games (on Tuesdays and Thursdays) which run for four months, January through April, at The Community House, located at 2173 Periwinkle Way. Both games start at 1 p.m. For further information, call Susan Willoughby at 281-3258. Shelley Monroe Huang BALLROOM BALLROOM Waltz Foxtrot Tango Waltz Foxtrot Tango Swing Rumba Samba Swing Rumba Samba Salsa Cha Cha Hustle Salsa Cha Cha Hustle Nightclub Two-Step Nightclub Two-Step West Coast Swing West Coast Swing Weve got the Weve got the Islands Dancing! Islands Dancing! Dance First... Dance First... Think Later T T h h i i n n k k L L a a t t e e e r r T T h h i i n n k k L L a a t t e e r r Singles & Couples are Welcome Singles & Couples are Welcome Private and Group Lessons Available Private and Group Lessons Available NOW OPEN ON SANIBEL | 2496 Palm Ridge Rd.239.579.0468 | Give us a twirl and unlock that Give us a twirl and unlock that exciting, healthy and hidden corner exciting, healthy and hidden corner of your is never too late! of your is never too late! Read us online at


My Stars FOR WEEK OF JANUARY 27, 2014ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Taking some time out of your usually busy social life could be just what you need to help you focus on putting those finishing touches on your plans for a possible career change. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A misunderstanding about a colleagues suggestions could create a delay in moving on with your proposal. But by weeks end, all the confusing points should finally be cleared up. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You might feel overwhelmed by all the tasks you suddenly have to take care of. But just say the magic word -help! -and youll soon find others rushing to offer much-needed assistance. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Finishing a current project ahead of schedule leaves you free to deal with other upcoming situations, including a possible workplace change, as well as a demanding personal matter. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Turn that fine-tuned feline sensitivity radar up to high to help uncover any facts that could influence a decision you might be preparing to make. Devote the weekend to family activities. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A state of confusion is soon cleared up with explanations from the responsible parties. Dont waste time chastising anyone. Instead, move forward with your plans. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) You might feel obligated to help work out a dispute between family members. But this is one of those times when you should step aside and let them work out their problems on their own. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Your ability to resolve an on-the-job problem without leaving too many ruffled feathers earns you kudos from co-workers. You also impress major decision-makers at your workplace. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Newly made and long-held friendships merge well, with possibly one exception. Take time to listen to the dissenters explanations. You could learn something important. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Be prepared to be flexible about your current travel plans. Although you dont have to take them, at least consider suggestions from the experts in the travel business. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A problem with a recent financial transaction could lead to more problems later on unless you resolve it immediately. Get all the proof you need to support your position. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Daydreaming makes it difficult to stay focused on what you need to do. But reality sets in by midweek, and you manage to get everything done in time for a relaxing weekend. BORN THIS WEEK: Your ability to reach out to those in need of spiritual comfort makes you a much-revered, much-loved person in your community. On Jan. 29, 1845, Edgar Allan Poes poem The Raven, which begins Once upon a midnight dreary, is published in the New York Evening Mirror. Poes macabre work often portrayed motiveless crimes and intolerable guilt in his characters. On Feb. 2, 1887, Groundhog Day, featuring a rodent meteorologist, is celebrated for the first time at Gobblers Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa. According to tradition, if a groundhog comes out of its hole on this day and sees its shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter weather; no shadow means an early spring. On Jan. 30, 1943, the British Royal Air Force begins a bombing campaign in Berlin that coincides with the 10th anniversary of Hitlers accession to power. To make matters worse for the Germans, the following day a massive surrender of German troops occurred at Stalingrad. On Jan. 27, 1967, a launch-pad fire during Apollo program tests at Cape Canaveral, Fla., kills astronauts Virgil Gus Grissom, Edward H. White II and Roger B. Chafee. An investigation indicated that a faulty electrical wire inside the Apollo 1 command module was the probable cause of the fire. On Feb. 1, 1974, University of Washington student Lynda Ann Healy disappears from her apartment and is murdered by serial killer Ted Bundy. In the summer of 1974, Bundy attacked at least seven young women in Washington. By the time he was captured in 1979, Bundy had become Americas most infamous serial killer. On Jan. 28, 1985, 45 American music artists gather to record We Are the World, a record that would eventually sell more than 7 million copies and raise some $60 million for African famine relief. The instruction producer Quincy Jones sent to pop stars doing the recording: Check your egos at the door. On Jan. 31, 1990, the Soviet Unions first McDonalds fast-food restaurant opens in Moscow. Throngs of people line up to pay the equivalent of several days wages for Big Macs, shakes and french fries. Customers were most amazed at the politeness of the workers. It was Lebanese poet Kahlil Gibran who made the following sage observation: I have learnt silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers. In Japan, black cats are considered to be good luck. If youre ever longing for the good old days, you might want to keep this tidbit in mind: In 19th-century America, one of the most popular cure-all remedies was snail water, which was made by pounding earthworms and snails together, adding the paste to beer and boiling the whole thing. Those in need of a tonic drank it. Sea turtles can breathe through their backsides. If you could leap over the St. Louis Arch unassisted, you would have jumping power equivalent to that of a flea. If youre planning a trip to Oregon, you might want to stop off in Gold Hill to see the Oregon Vortex, where strange phenomena are said to occur. In the mid-20th century, a scientist and mining engineer named John Litser conducted experiments on the property and came to the conclusion that the site contains a spherical field of force and 15 crisscrossing magnetic fields. Before his death in 1959, he burned his notes, reportedly saying, The world is not ready for this. Those who tour the attraction today might see balls roll uphill or brooms stand on end. Some people appear to be much shorter and some much taller. There are even those who say visiting the Vortex eases back pain. Before he became famous, singer Rod Stewart briefly had a job as a grave digger. Television makes so much at its worst that it cant afford to do its best. -Fred W. 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47 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 24, 2014Periwinkle Park Residents To Share Their StoriesThe first Friday of the month is Stories for Grownups at the Sanibel Public Library. On Friday, February 7, from 2 to 3 p.m., the story tellers will be from Periwinkle Park, a community of people with interesting former lives; nationally known writers, ex-TV personalities and teachers who have left their mark on students around the world. Featured story tellers will be Jane Hogg, Chris Boesen and Beth Warner. Stories from the audience are welcome after the featured speakers. Dr. Sidney B. Simon is the emcee for the progam. For more information, call 472-2483. Emcee Sid Simon An Evening With The AuthorsA unique evening comes once a year to Fort Myers, the Evening with the Authors where people can meet, talk with and dine with some of the countrys best-selling authors. The cocktail reception and dinner with the nearly 30 authors who will headline the Southwest Florida Reading Festival is Friday, March 14 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers at 6 p.m. The advance ticket price is $35; after February 15 the ticket price is $45. Reservations are required. The deadline for reservations is March 10 at 5 p.m. Go to to make a reservation. Seating is by choice and the authors mix and mingle during the reception, said Margie Byers, Southwest Florida Reading Festival coordinator. People who have attended once come back year after year because the authors are so fascinating. The dinner will honor author Phillip Margolin with the 2014 Distinguished Author Award for his generosity and work to improve the lives of youth and adults in his home community of Portland, Oregon. The evening is sponsored by Books-A-Million and the Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center. To see the list of authors attending the festival and dinner go to Authors. Complete author information, schedules of festival activities, dates of partner events and directions to the event are available at or call 479-4636. Reading Festival Vendors SoughtThere are still a few Marketplace exhibit spaces available for literary or educational organizations, publishers, writers, merchants of reading/education themed merchandise on a first-come, first-served basis at the 15th annual Southwest Florida Reading Festival planned for March 15 at the Harborside Event Center and Centennial Park in the Fort Myers River District. Exhibit space is available outdoors in the youth area and inside Harborside Event Center in the adult area for a fee. Marketplace applications can be found at or contact Debbie West for more information at 533-4805. Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email Poets Corner selected by Tanya HochschildLovers on a Couch by Morton LevySlip into the chair beside me, come on its plenty big. We can curl up and cuddle, I can softly rub your back up and down over and over as I hold you tight, our cheeks pressed against each other. Thats right, come as close as you can. Doesnt that just feel wonderful? I told you it would be special. Wait! Where are you going? How can you give up on such a wonderful moment? Gone, shes gone without even a glance back at me. Another lesson and still I never learn, cats are like that. Morton Levy is a retired hematologist-oncologist from St. Louis who winters in Fort Myers. He is a member of Writers Group 2 on Sanibel. His memoirs and poetry have been published in multiple literary publications and have won prizes in Florida and Missouri. This poem won first place in the 2013 Missouri State Poetry contest in the humerous poetry CATegory. We invite submissions from local poets. Anyone interested may submit their work via email to tutsie@ Each week, individual work will be showcased. Send your editorial copy


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NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands VOL. 21, NO. 31 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA JANUARY 24, 2014 B BSECTIONYoung Girl Donates Birthday Gifts To Golisano Childrens Hospital by Jeff LysiakWhen Bailey Drobnyk was asked by her parents what she wanted to do for her upcoming ninth birthday party, the answer she gave them took the long-time island residents by surprise. A pleasant one, but a surprise nonetheless. About a month ago, she came to us with the idea of donating her birthday presents to sick children, said Tim Drobnyk, Baileys father. She told us thats what she wanted to do. To have an 8or 9-yearold come up with that idea on her own, and to be totally sincere about it, is very cool. On Monday afternoon, Bailey, her family and her best friend, Milena Weigel, arrived at the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida in South Fort Myers with a huge box filled with an assortment of toys, dolls, games and books. There to receive the donation was Michele King, director of the Child Advocacy Program at the hospital.continued on page 22B Michele King, director of the Child Advocacy Program at the hospital, was impressed with the amount of gifts Bailey Drobnyk collected and donated on behalf of sick childrenBob Janes Triage Center Wins AwardThe Bob Janes Triage Center/Low Demand Shelter was the winner of the inaugural UNITE (Uniting Nonprofits In Teaming for Excellence) Award and the $25,000 cash prize. Established by Myers, Brettholtz & Company, PA and supported by the Southwest Florida Community Foundation and the United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties, the UNITE Award is a regional award that recognizes successful non-profit collaborative models across the five-county area that exemplify excellence and community impact. Its goal is to provide information to the non-profit community about collaborative models that have succeeded in Southwest Florida area and to share proven effective practices for non-profits working together. The winner was announced at the annual Myers, Brettholtz & Companys full-day non-profit seminar held at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers. In addition, each of the runners up, Families First: Childrens Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida, Inc. and Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc. and Southwest Florida Addiction Services/Lee Mental Health Merger, received $2,500 thanks to funding made available by Wayne Smith of the Smith Family Foundation who wished to reward the other finalists for their dedication to collaboration in the community. Each of the 27 entries we received was inspiring, said Lori Sampson-Wilson, principal of Myers, Brettholtz. It clearly shows that our regional non-profits are working together to achieve positive collaborative results. The Bob Janes Triage Center/Low Demand Shelter named for the late Sanibel resident and Lee County commissioner is a collaboration with The Salvation Army of Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties, the Lee Board of County Commissioners, law enforcement, Lee Memorial Health System, SalusCare, the National Alliance on Mental Illness and the United Way. The triage center serves primarily as a voluntary pre-arrest diversion program to reduce the number of individuals with mental illness and/or substance use continued on page 19B A Survival Storysubmitted by Nola TheissI was working at my computer in my home office around 8:30 a.m. on a Saturday morning on Sanibel. After a while, I heard the phone ring and asked my husband to answer it. When I stood up, I felt lightheaded and kind of out of control. I walked to the kitchen and fell. My husband ran in and I asked him to pick me up, but I couldnt stand because my legs wouldnt hold me. He immediately called 9-1-1 and said, My wife had a stroke. From the floor, I said, Dont be ridiculous. The EMTs arrived within minutes and they passed HealthPark to take me directly to the Gulf Coast Medical Centers stroke unit. My daughter met the ambulance and was able to give them information that pinpointed the time of the stroke, based on my memory of the phone call at 8:45 a.m. I was given the TPA injection at 10:15 a.m. Within three days, all the residual effects garbled speech, weakness of my limbs and sagging left side of my face were gone and I returned home. I rested, talked to a lot of doctors, vowed to pace myself better and soon I was back working with my non-profit. It was determined that the stroke was probably caused by atrial fibrillation. I am on medication for it and Ive tried to make some lifestyle changes to prevent another one. I credit my recovery from the stroke to the fact that my husband remembered the articles he had read about how to recognize the signs of a stroke and what to do, the EMTs were quick, my daughter continued on page 22B Sanibel resident Nola Theiss Bob Janes Team with sponsors The UNITE award


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 24, 20142B Rotary Happenings submitted by Shirley JewellThis weeks Rotarys guest speaker, islander John Talmage, spent a great deal of his professional career dealing with economic development strategy analysis and business development planning strategy. Talmage believes that understanding economics is important for a society to continue in its development. Talmage is the retired CEO of Social Compact, a national not-for-profit organization, whose mission is to help strengthen neighborhoods by stimulating private market investment in underserved and undervalued communities. After retiring to Sanibel, he brought his expertise of market research, community development, economic development, and housing and land use to a number of Southwest non-profit entities, including the Southwest Florida Community Foundation. His study of economic indicators provides information of economic plausibility in areas not currently being considered as potential areas for business development. Talmage also serves on the Pine Manor Improvement Center Community Action Board, Lee County Horizon Council and is a member of the Sanibel Planning Commission. Understanding the data collected on geographic areas and how that data can help with the planning of infrastructure support and refining government policies to encourage new business attractiveness, along with acquiring potential funding for development projects, is key to business development. Talmage serves as a consultant to the Southwest Florida Community Foundation and its 3-D project. This project involves collecting data from non-profit 501(c)3 organizations throughout the region and providing information regarding potential for improving the lives of community residents. Analysis of this data provides planning opportunities for concentration on a healthy well-trained potential workforce in the area that will attract business investment dollars to the area. The state of Florida has pockets of great wealth while neighboring communities struggle to survive economically. Talmage said, Only a little over an hour away from Sanibel, the community of Immokalees average family income is just over $24,000. Farming areas such as Immokalee feed the nation but barely provide enough income to feed their families. Sanibel and Captiva residents and other wealthy communities in Southwest Florida are not reliant on business development measures but economic development in close-by communities is essential to the growth of Southwest Florida overall. Underserved urban areas need accurate economic data to support government funding to improve infrastructure within a region and make government funds available for investment. Local governments need to improve on educational programs and work related studies to correlate with true workforce needs. This will provide a basis for attracting new business. The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. every Friday at The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club, 949 Sand Castle Road. If you have any questions regarding Rotary, e-mail President Scot Congress at John Talmage Prayer, Healing And Solutions LectureOn Sunday, January 26, Mary Alice Rose will lecture on prayer, healing and solutions at the First Church of Christ, Scientist in Fort Myers. The presentation, entitled The healing Comforter, begins at 2 p.m. This lecture focuses on Christian Science as the comforter Jesus promised. It addresses praying about extreme events such as terrorism, illness, and so-called natural disasters. It provides examples of prayers during each phase of an event, and ultimately emphasizes preventive prayer and mans right to be free from evil. The lecture provides both a strong response to the claims of evil and a healing, compassionate message to those seeking healing. Roses interest in science and technology led to a 20-year career in different areas of applied physical science. Her work ranged from a meteorologist at the National Severe Storms Laboratory to a manager developing the ground system for the Hubble Space Telescope. In 2002, she made the transition from manager, engineer, and earth scientist to the full-time ministry as a Christian Science practitioner. She is now an authorized teacher of this science and a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship. Her home is in Brookeville, Maryland. First Church of Christ, Scientist is located at 2390 West First Street, Fort Myers on the corner of McGregor Boulevard. For more information, call 334-6801. Mary Alice Rose Free Container Gardening ClassOn Thursday, January 30 at 2 p.m. at Sanibel Public Library there will be a program on container gardening presented by horticulturalist Debbie Hughes. Hughes has been planting gardens in Florida for over 10 years. She particularly enjoys working with plants than enrich our daily lives such as tropical fruit trees and herbs that serve our culinary needs, foliage flowers for use in floral designing, as well as nectar and host plants for our Florida butterflies. She has taught and continues to teach classes on butterfly gardening, herb gardening and moonlight gardens, as well as orchid care and several other relevant topics. This program will be held in Meeting Room #4. There is no fee to attend and the program is open to all. Our email address is


3B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 24, 2014 Kanzius Cancer Technology Changes Handsby Jim GeorgeIslander John Kanzius dream of developing a new treatment for cancer took an unexpected turn recently with the acquisition of the Kanzius intellectual property by a Houston, Texas, company. Kanzius Technology was previously the intellectual property of ThermMed, LLC, a company created by the late John Kanzius. AkesoGenX, formed in 2013, says it has assembled a world-class group of medical professionals, scientists, and business technology experts to move the Kanzius RF cancer treatment forward to treat patients with highly lethal and resistant forms of cancer. We purchased the intellectual property for the device and the right to hold the patents, said its CEO Robert Zavala in an Erie Times interview, so you can say we own it. Many Sanibel and Captiva residents were early contributors to the research and the Kanzius Foundation as John Kanzius early on struggled to gain recognition for his new technology. Kanzius died in 2009 of complications from a rare leukemia. The Kanzius non-invasive treatment for cancer involves two essential components; the radio frequency (RF) field generator (medical device) and nanoparticles targeted to cancer cells (medical compound). The use of radio waves, or radiofrequency ablation, works by using radio waves to heat up and kill cancer cells, which are more sensitive than normal cells to heat. To augment this effect, metallic nanoparticles are injected into or ingested by the cancer cells. This leads to more efficient killing of the cancer cells. The targeting of cancer cells by nanoparticles through the use of specific protein binding is expected to lead to more effective cancer therapy that enhances the potential for cure. In addition, the targeted nature of the treatment preserves normal tissue, and thus the expected side effects from this treatment should be minimal or non-existent. This treatment could be used both to treat certain types of primary cancer as well as metastatic cancer. Kanzius formed the ThermMed Corporation in Erie Pennsylvania to develop the RF generator while Dr. Steven Curley of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Research Facility in Houston spearheaded the research side of the project. Curley moved to Baylor University last year and will continue the project there with AkesoGenX. Curley is listed as a co-founder of AkesoGenX. According to the Kanzius foundation, the equipment that was previously granted for research in the Kanzius Lab at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center has been moved with Dr. Curley to the lab facilities at Baylor College of Medicine. In December 2013, $1.6 million was granted to Dr. Curley and Baylor for research in 2014; this includes funding for 15 staff members following Dr. Curley and a new $587,000 Nikon FN1 Upright Microscope that allows researchers to track the effects of the Kanzius RF (radiofrequency) field on blood flow in live animals with malignant tumors and the distribution of drugs and nanoparticles continued on page 6B John Kanzius Robert Zavala and Dr. Steven Curley Real estate blog posted Fridays at 472-HOME (4663) 888-603-0603 2242 Periwinkle Way, Suite 3 in Sanibel Square The SanibelSusan Team (left to right) Susan Andrews, Realtor Broker; David Anderson, Realtor ; Lisa Murty, Realtor ; & Elise Carnes, Licensed Assistant & Notary Island Beach Club 2 bedrm w/income, covered parking, & this beach access $474K 3rd floor gulf-view income-producer at Loggerhead Cay, grosses $35+K/yr $499K Pointe Santo 1 bedrm w/this view, years of rental income, & fun furnishings $499K Stunning top-floor Gulfside Place just remodeled 3 bedrm w/ this gulf view $1.295M Sanibel Residential Lots Limpet Dr Shell Harbor water-front lot, over 1/2 acre with patio dock & wide views of intersecting canals $749K Umbrella Pool Rd 1/2+acre on cul-de-sac in Sanibel Bayous on west-end near Clam Bayou & Bowmans Beach $399K Sand Castle Rd Dunes Golf & Tennis community is nearly built out, this is one of last wooded lots on the outer circle $199K Dimmick Dr Belle Meade xtra-wide mid-island parcel bordering preserved land & close to school/rec center, room for pool home $185K Gulf-front 2-bedrm walkout at Sandalfoot earning $56K+/yr & w/ low fees $699K Expanded & remodeled ground-floor 3 bedrm w/this view of bay, boating too $599.9K Updated Pointe Santo 2 bedrm w/gulf view, open kitchen design, & rental income $649.9K Spanish Cay 1 bedrm w/rental income & deeded beach access across street $274K Townhome-style nearbeach 2-bedrm condo w/shared pool in small community $335K 2nd floor customdesigned 2 bedrm w/ bay & canal views at Mariner Pointe $459K Looking for home listings! Ours are gone! Mariner Pointe direct bay-front 2 bedrm w/ boating, tennis, pools, & beach $549K


4B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 24, 2014 Seashell Angels Benefit FISHVelma Gavin, a hostess at Jerrys Restaurant on Sanibel, and some of her friends made Christmas angels from seashells and they were displayed on a Christmas tree in the store. Gavin was delighted to see people buying them right off the tree. The fundraiser made $1,830 for FISH of Sanibel. From left, Christine Swierz, FISH social worker; Velma Gavin, Jerrys Restaurant hostess; Adam deMont, dining room manager; Jessie Ziegler, FISH social worker; and Colleen Ziegler, FISH volunteer Volunteer Tax Assistance Helps Sanibel FamilyOperating as a partnership among the United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades, United Way 211 and the IRS, VITA makes free tax service available to individuals and families making $57,000 or less. This free service is available at United Way Houses, including the Sanibel United Way House at the FISH offices, located on Periwinkle Way. Thousands of Southwest Florida residents have been helped by the program which saves people fees charged by companies for completing and filing taxes. Not only does VITA save the fees for people of lower to middle income, it is specifically designed to help people who qualify for programs like the Earned Income Tax Credit. A staff member told me a true story that I would like to share with you regarding a Sanibel family helped by VITA and other United Way services. Jim and Kathryn, with their three children, moved to Sanibel last spring after Jim was laid off from his long-term position in Georgia, and the family lost their home to foreclosure. Jims brother helped him find a job working in maintenance on the island, and the family settled in a two bedroom rental. Kathryn soon found employment in a local shop, but the family continued to struggle financially. A neighbor told them about FISH and the Sanibel United Way House, and the services available to assist island residents. After meeting with a social worker, completing the intake process and meeting certain criteria, FISH was able to assist the family with food from the pantry, the backpack program for the children to take food home for the weekend. They also helped them to connect with other resources in the Lee County area. Jim and Kathryn also utilized the services of the VITA program, and with the help of a professionally-trained tax preparer, completed their 2012 income tax forms and submitted them electronically. As a result, the family received a $4,835 refund. The couple was pleased to be receiving such a large refund, using it to pay down their debt. They expressed immense gratitude for the VITA program and the difference it has made in their lives. Because of the assistance United Way and FISH provides through its programs, Jim and Kathryn have a much greater sense of stability. Volunteers at United Way Houses and other locations have prepared thousands of tax returns for area residents in the last five years. VITA is beginning its sixth year of service in Southwest Florida. Participants frequently receive refunds over $2,000 which may prevent foreclosure of their home, or purchase groceries and medication for a family in need for several months. This is just one of the huge number of services that our United Way and 70 local partner agencies provide in our community. I urge you to join me in supporting our local United Way today. Thank you. Dick Riley Sanibel resident and member of the Sanibel United Way Campaign Committee 695 Tarpon Bay Rd. SanibelMarcia Feeney Cindy Malszycki Jeanie TinchDesigners: BEST Home Interiors since 2007 Portfolio:www.DecDen.netComplete interior home furnishings lic no. MV 81675239-267-2556Service that Speaks for ItselfIch spreche Deutsch OPEN MON-FRI 9AM 5:30PMSAT & SUN: BY APPT.


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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 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 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 SOLD PRICE REDUCED Nicely Upgraded Nicely Upgraded Nicely Upgraded Immaculate 2BD/2BA home in the Dunes Golf and Tennis Community. 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 stone replace, gorgeous This home features an open oor plan, the living room features a stone replace, gorgeous wood oors and a vaulted ceiling with wood beams. The tiled kitchen has new countertops wood oors and a vaulted ceiling with wood beams. The tiled kitchen has new countertops and the dining room sliding glass doors open to a porch overlooking the private/screened and the dining room sliding glass doors open to a porch overlooking the private/screened pool. The master bedroom includes an extra large 10X6 walk-in closet and a separate pool. The master bedroom includes an extra large 10X6 walk-in closet and a separate private screened porch with a view of the beautiful landscaping. private 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 Immaculate Home in the Dunes Immaculate Home in the Dunes Immaculately maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in the Dunes Golf and Tennis Immaculately maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in the Dunes Golf and Tennis deck where you can enjoy a lovely dinner or an evening relaxing while watching deck where you can enjoy a lovely dinner or an evening relaxing while watching sunset skies! Just steps away from the Dunes clubhouse and tennis courts. sunset skies! 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 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 and Tennis Community. This home features tiled ooring and the large living/dining room is enhanced by a stunning wood, tongue and groove vaulted ceiling. Sliding 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 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 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! with bath just o the pool. This is de nitely a must see! 1182 Kittiwake Circle. 1182 Kittiwake Circle. O ered at $745,000 O ered at $745,000 Garden Apartment on the Gulf Garden Apartment on the Gulf A Sanibel Island tropical paradise on the Gulf of Mexico. This breathtaking A Sanibel Island tropical paradise on the Gulf of Mexico. This breathtaking location has an enchanting botanical garden and a wide stretch of private shell location has an enchanting botanical garden and a wide stretch of private shell covered beach. Wonderful condo amenities also include a community room, covered beach. Wonderful condo amenities also include a community room, laundry, gas grills, pool and tennis courts. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath garden laundry, gas grills, pool and tennis courts. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath garden apartment o ers unlimited possibilities as a private or investment property. apartment o ers unlimited possibilities as a private or investment property. Sanibel Moorings #422 Sanibel Moorings #422 O ered at $475,000 O ered at $475,000 NEW LISTING NEW LISTING5B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 24, 2014


6B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 24, 2014Sanibel Island Golf Club Member-Member TournamentOn Saturday, January 18, the Sanibel Island Golf Club Men played their annual Member-Member Tournament. The men and their wives had cocktails and hors doeuvres at the Sundial Resort on Friday, January 17, while two-man teams were chosen at random for the tournament. President David Lewis and former president Jay Allen hosted the lively affair and announced the 19 teams that would do battle the next day. The game was a one best ball net. The winners were the duo of Bill Fellows and Fred Zimmer with a 57, which was the only score in the 50s. They were a terrific team because every time one of the pair failed to get at least a par, the other member came through with a par or a birdie. Zimmer had two natural birdies with a stroke resulting in two eagles on the score card. Fellows had lots of pars and some with strokes that meant several net birdies. They only had one bogie the entire round. In second place was the team of David Graham and Dick Cordair with a score of 61. When interviewed they said it was nothing spectacular, just good solid golf, no bogies, no lost balls and mostly net pars. There was a tie for third place with scores of 62 for the team of Jay Allen and Tom Rathbone and a 62 for the team of Tom Ware and Mike Zembko. After the tournament was completed all members stayed for lunch at the Blue Coyote. Winners Fred Zimmer and Bill Fellows Second place Dick Cordair and David GrahamFrom page 3BKanzius Cancer Technologywithin the tumor. In 2008 Dr. Curley introduced John Kanzius to Robert Zavala, whose expertise is within the nano-materials industry, specifically, advanced nanostructured batteries and polymer systems. Since that first meeting, Zavala developed the early commercialization plans for the Kanzius technology in addition to working closely with Dr. Curley to form AkesoGenX Corp. To date, Zavala has been instrumental in managing the strategic direction, mission critical partnerships and overall business operations required to move this innovative-patented technology into human clinical trials. In a statement released to the press, Maryann Kanizus, the widow of John Kanzius said, We at ThermMed are very pleased that the technology invented by my late husband, John Kanzius, is in very capable hands with the scientific and business expertise necessary to take this very worthy project to the next level. We wish AkesoGenX the very best. The clinical trials, which require Food & Drug Administration approval, have been a major milestone for the project. Lee Memorial Health System is one of five sites that had previously been designated, due primarily to the early local support given to the project. The research is progressing faster than ever towards the FDA, said Dr. Curley. With the recent move to Baylor College of Medicine and the Kanzius Foundations willingness to fund my staff and this crucial Nikon FN1 microscope, our research is right on track to human trials this work would not have been possible without the optimism and unflagging support of the people of Erie, Pennsylvania, Fort Myers, Florida and Sanibel Island. There is no question that the Kanzius technology has captured the attention of the medical world and there is a consensus that the technology has tremendous possibilities. It would only be speculation at this point as to the future of the project but with the technology; development of the RF Generator and the research coming under the management of one entity the time to human trials should be shortened. The components are there. The RF generator currently under test is of sufficient size for a human patient. Testing of the device on large animals has been successful. The nanotechnology has reached the stage where, given FDA approval, human trials could possibly begin within the next couple of years. 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 NEW OFFERINGS 490 Elizabeth Drive 2 bedrooms, 2 baths Private location, nestled off Casa Ybel Rd Private, Screened Pool Fireplace, Open Floor planO ered at $419,500 Loggerhead Cay E583 Gulf Front Community 2 bedroom, 2 bath New furnishings Open Floor PlanO ered at $595,000 Talk to Tracy for showings 239.994.7975 direct


940 Lindgren $948,000 High Tide A101 $1,199,000 5313 Punta Caloosa Court $898, 2749 Wulfert Road $995,000 Coquina Beach 1F $575,000 937 East Gulf Drive $699,000 1625 Serenity Ln $499,000 Tennis Villas 3220 $298,000 ISLAND REAL ESTATE, INC.Independently Owned and Operated 1019 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Lifelong Island Resident Lifelong Island Resident 239-472-4411 info 239-472-4411 info Phaidra McDermott Phaidra McDermott Sanibe lCo C q qui na. n com o San Sa ibe lIn n Gum G boL imb oSa nib b el com Cap Cap v tiv aTe nni n sVi lla .co m I have had the extreme pleasure of working with Phaidra McDermott in the sale of my Captiva, Florida home. Phaidra is the consummate professional. Her demeanor assures you that she is in control that she knows what she is doing and that you will have a good outcome which is what all sellers want. She has a great sense of the market and she knows how to get the job done at a price that makes everyone happy. You just dont get any better than Phaidra! K. Serra Properties Youll Never Forget Properties Youll Never Forget In A Place You Always Remember 1306 Seaspray $4,195,000 4407 West Gulf Drive $3,500,000 6015 Clam Bayou $2,695,000 2915 Wulfert Road $2,898,000 14980 Binder Drive $1,465,000 2899 Wulfert Road $2,695,000 ONE OF THE LAST GULF FRONT PARCELS 7B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 24, 2014


8B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 24, 2014 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 Sanibel 8-Ball Pool LeagueInsurmountable To ImpossibleLeague-leading Bunts Ball Busters beat back a challenge from second place Odd Balls to move into an almost insurmountable position with eight weeks to go in the season. Ken Rasi, Terry Ricotta and Bob Buntrock had three wins each for the Ball Busters. Jimbo Gaubatz went 3-1 for the Odd guys. Despite making six balls on the break, fashioning almost impossible combination shots and flashing his intimidating porky-pine hat, the Odd Balls main man Noah Smith captured only one win over Buster captain Bob Buntrock. As the evening ended, Odd Ball captain Kip Buntrock was heard to exclaim, Time for my main man to return to Maine. Remember USAs hockey win over the Russians, Joe Namath passing the Jets to victory over the heavily favored Colts, Elgin Baylor leading Houston to the miracle beating of Lew Alcindors UCLA Bruins, or Buster Douglas knocking out Mike Tyson? All were upsets for the ages, and the Sanibel 8-Ball Pool League had one last Monday when Sanibel Caf captain Rich McCurry dis-January 20 Results Bunts Ball Busters10Odd Balls 6 Sanibel Caf 12Sandycappers 4 Island Lifers 12Fresh Legion Crew4 StandingTeam Name WonLost FirstBunts Ball Busters 16377 SecondOdd Balls 137103 ThirdSanibel Caf 133107 FourthSandycappers 122118 FifthIsland Lifers 95145 SixthFresh Legion Crew 70170SANIBEL 8-BALL POOL LEAGUE 2013-14 Standings through January 20patched Sandycappers ace Jack Dalton with four straight wins. McCurrys miraculous display powered the Caf cue guys to a 12-4 pasting of the Sandycappers. Jack Cunningham and Carmen Senese posted 4-0 nights and led Island Lifers to a 12-4 rout of cellar-dwelling Fresh Legion Crew. Recreation Department Members Of The MonthThe City of Sanibel Recreation Department recognizes Members of the Month Scott and Lori McDonald. The McDonalds moved to Sanibel from Kansas City, Missouri a year and a half ago. Shortly after moving to the island, they became members of the Sanibel Recreation Center because they had heard it was a wonderful facility with tennis courts. The McDonalds play singles tennis daily, which helps to keep them physically fit. They said, We are so grateful that Sanibel has such a remarkable state-of-the-art facility. The tennis courts and the staff are our favorite! Scott is the director of music at St. Isabel Catholic Church on Sanibel and plays piano at Il Cielo Restaurant as well as other local events. He is also the former pianist for Andy Williams. Lori is a writer and a musician. The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Daily, weekly, semi-annual and annual memberships are available. For more information, call 472-0345 or visit the website at Scott and Lori McDonald 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


9B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 24, 2014 Watson Among Seven Hall of Famers To Play Here In Ace Group Classicby Ed FrankSeven Hall of Fame golfers already have committed to play in next months Ace Group Classic, one of the longest running tournaments on the Champions Tour 26 consecutive years. Tournament officials were ready to open Champagne bottles when 64-year-old Tom Watson made his commitment last week to be here for the February 14 to 16 tournament at Twin Eagles in Naples. Watson, winner of eight major championships that include five Open titles, two Masters and one U.S. Open, also is captain of this years United States Ryder Cup team. Watson has not competed here since 2006. The Ace Group Classic, and Twin Eagles in particular, have not been overly friendly for this golf icon. Three consecutive years 2002 through 2004 he was runner-up, including a playoff loss to Craig Stadler in 2004. He nevertheless ranks fifth on the tournaments money list, having won $579,980 here over the years. Fellow Hall of Famers who will join Watson at Twin Eagles are defending champion Bernhard Langer, Hale Irwin, Tom Kite, Colin Montgomery, Nick Price and Curtis Strange. Langer, who tops the Ace Group Classic in winnings at $795,200, started the 2014 Champions Tour with a victory last Sunday in the Mitsubishi Electric Championship in Hawaii when he birdied five of the last six holes to pull away from Fred Couples and Jeff Sluman. His 54-hole total of 194 was 22 under par. He joins Watson in having won two Masters titles. Irwin has captured three U.S. Open championships, Strange two U.S. Opens, Kite one and Price has two PGA championships. Montgomery was the European Tours top money winner eight times including seven consecutively from 1993 to 1999. The rich history of the Ace Group Classic reaches back to 1988 when Gary Player won the initial event then known as Aetna Challenge at the Pelican Bay golf course. The winners share was $45,000 By comparison, Langer earned $240,000 as the 2013 champion. Over the years, the tournament has been played at nine different courses in the Naples area, including Twin Eagles from 2002 through 2006 and from 2012 to present. Although there have been various corporate sponsors in addition to Aetna and Ace Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Intellinet and LG the strong public support of the tournament for two-and-a-half decades is testimony to the love of golf in Southwest Florida. Although the final field for this years tournament will not be announced until February 7, commitments, in addition to the seven Hall of Famers, have been received from: Michael Allen, Tommy Armour III, Jay Don Blake, Mark Brooks, Olin Browne, Greg Bruckner, Bart Bryant, Brad Bryant, Tom Byrum, Mark Calcavecchia, Russ Cochran, John Cook, Scott Dunlap, Steve Elkington, Morris Hatalsky, Brian Henninger, John Huston, Kohki Idoki, John Inman, Peter Jacobson, Tom Lehman, Wayne Levi, Steve Lowery, Andrew Magee, Dana Quigley, Mike Reid, John Riegger, Loren Roberts, Jim Ruttledge, Gene Sauers, Peter Senior, West Short, Jr., Joey Sindelar, Jeff Sluman, Rod Spittle, Hal Sutton, Brad Faxon, Rick Fehr, Anders Forsbrand, Dan Forsman, David Frost, Bob Gilder, Bill Glasson, Jay Haas, Gary Hallberg, Jeff Hart, Mark McNulty, Rocco Mediate, Larry Mize, Mark OMeara, Steve Pate, Tom Pernice, Jr., Kenny Perry, Tom Purtzer, Esteban Toldeo, Kirk Triplett, Bob Tway, Bobby Watkins, Duffy Waldorf, Mark Wiebe, Willie Wood and Fuzzy Zoeller. There are numerous golf ticket packages available for the tournament including the $99 Ultimate Golf Experience Book that includes a weekly ticket, parking, and discounted rates at 25 area golf courses. Evening With Red Sox Raises Funds for Lee County Boys & Girls Club The ninth annual Evening with the Red Sox will be held February 24 at JetBlue Park at Fenway South to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Lee County. The event raised $90,000 last year. Red Sox players and coaches, including Manager John Farrell, will attend the reception, dinner and auction signing autographs and mingling with guests. Farrell will be the guest speaker. The $90,000 raised last year provided more than 30,000 hours of service to more than 420 youngsters in Lee County. Information for sponsorship and tickets to the event is available by calling Shannon Lane at 334-1886. Tom Watson n 800-805-0168n n 909 Lindgren Blvd. Sanibel, FL Shell Harbor East End Canal HomeThis 2005 elevated 4 bedroom, 3 bath home, with a separate mother-in-laws suite with full bath, built on one of the largest corner lots in Shell Harbor cleverly takes advantage of long Southern and Western canal views and provides amazing privacy by distancing itself from all neighbors and using screening of lush native vegetation while allowing water views from all living areas. Featuring weather protection throughout; raised seam metal roo ng; hurricane high impact tinted low-E glass, windows and pocket sliders [upper and lower oors] all contributing to lower insurance rates. This surprisingly private compound is located less than 5 minutes to the Causeway on/off Island and is one block to the Private Beach Access and The Gulf. Enjoy beautiful sunsets from the large elevated deck over the caged Pebble Tech spa and lap pool. Ample room for a boat dock of your design on this broad canal intersection.List Price $1,395,000.00


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 24, 201410B Dunes Mens Golf Association Member-Member TournamentThe Dunes Mens Golf Association conducted its 2014 Member-Member Tournament in which 54 members from two flights competed in four match play single elimination rounds of golf. The championship finals were conducted in both flights on January 15. The results: Nicklaus Bracket Bob Schoen and Tom Veratti, champions Jerry Muench and Wilf Mannion, runners-up Palmer Bracket Skip Jewett and Jack Strothman, champions Jim Burkholder and Joe Burns, runners-up. From left: runner up Jerry Muench, champions Bob Schoen and Tom Veratti; not pictured, Wilf Mannion The Dunes Golf ClubNet Better BallThe Dunes Mens Golf Association results from Wednesday, January 15, format 2 Man 1 Net Better Ball, are: Flight 1 1st Terry Finzen 57 Jack Pagel 2nd Ed Greenberg 60 Tom Winkler 3rd Gordon Rains 61 Jack Roberts Flight 2 1st Dave Dyke 55 Ray Galligan 2nd Tom Donovan 59 Ken Grosse 3rd Bruce McLaughlin 61 Tom Browning The Dunes Golf ClubNifty NinersResults from Nifty Niners play at The Dunes on Thursday, January 16, format Individual Low Net, are: Flight 1 1st Roberta Rohl 34 2nd Bridget Funk 35 3rd Willie Winkler 36 Chip In Willie Winkler #4 Birdie Jeanne Mallon #2 SPORTS QUIZ 1. In 1985, Tony Perez, at nearly 43, became the oldest major-league player to hit a grand slam. Whose record did he break? 2. During the 1980s, three major-leaguers each played for their father, who was the manager. Name the players. 3. In 2012, Northern Illinois Jordan Lynch became the second quarterback to run for 1,500 yards and throw for 2,500 yards in a season. Who was the first? 4. Who held the NBA mark for most 3-point field goals made in a season before Golden States Stephen Curry (272 made) broke it in the 2012-13 campaign? 5. Name the first Southern California hockey player to be drafted by an NHL team. 6. Which two teams have won the most Supporters Shields (best regular-season record) in Major League Soccer history? 7. What medal, if any, did boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. win at the 1996 Olympics? ANSWERS 1. Honus Wagner was 41 when he did it in 1915. Julio Franco now holds the record, hitting one in 2004 at age 45. 2. Dale Berra, Billy Ripken and Cal Ripken Jr. 3. Michigans Denard Robinson, in 2010. 4. Ray Allen hit 269 3-pointers for Seattle in the 2005-06 season. 5. Mike Lampman, in 1970. 6. D.C. United and the Los Angeles Galaxy, with four each. 7. He won a bronze medal, boxing in the featherweight division. The Dunes Golf ClubPlay For PinkThe staff of the golf shop at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club sends out a thank you to all of the members who participated and/or donated their time, efforts and money to make Play for Pind a successful event. A total of 107 golfers took to the links in support of this important cause. The results are: Final Results 1st Tony Toto 47.9 Anthony Raczynski Charlie Gatt Pat LaRosa 2nd Thomas Shriner Bob Schoen Tom Veratti Jon Locario Long Drive Karen Hendricks Hole 10 Gussie Blue Hole 3 Closest to the Hole Mary Donovan Hole 9 Tom Shriner Hole 17 The Dunes Golf ClubMixed GolfThe results for Sunday Mixed Golf at The Dunes on January 19, format 1, 2, 3, Net Better Balls of 4, are: 1st Jerry Muench June Muench Robert Orr Nancy Orr 2nd Bob Rohl Roberta Rohl Dod Wainwright Annie Wainwright 3rd Bill Hotchkiss Valerie Hotchkiss Dave Blue Gussie Blue 4th Dan Perkins Gerri Perkins John Frymoyer Anne Frymoyer Closest to the Pin Hole 2 Karen Hendricks Hole 9 Roy Brodersen 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 from this The Dunes Golf And Tennis ClubHole In OneNancy McConnell scored her third career hole in one on Tuesday, January 14, at The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club. McConnell used a 7-wood to ace the 89-yard 6th hole. Witnesses to the perfect shot were Judy Wellons, Noel Barbee and Anne McCarthy.


11B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 24, 2014 Superior InteriorsTired Of Your Living Room?by Marcia FeeneyIf youre tired of your living room, maybe its time to redecorate. Sprucing up a tired living room will definitely a give your spirit a lift! But, where do you start? Well, as the song says, Lets start at the very beginning! And the beginning for any new decorating project is the creation of a master plan one that will help guide you through all the decorating decisions youll be making over the coming months. First of all, determine how much you are interested in investing in your project. This figure will be a great help to you as it will guide your decisions. Should you buy new furniture, flooring, draperies, lamps, accessories? Or can you keep some pieces, buy a few new, and spruce up what youre keeping? Once youve established a figure youre comfortable with, then its time to take an inventory of your room, an inventory with a critical eye. This is where the help of a professional decorator is so very important. Take a look at your room. What is it used for? How much traffic does it get? It is a sanctuary or a room which will welcome many guests? How is the rooms lighting? Do you like your current furniture arrangement? Do you need to change the wall color or treatment? Are your window treatments dated? These questions and many more can go on and on. By sharing your thoughts with a professional, youll definitely be on the right track, both with your ultimate decorating decisions and your budget. After youve answered these critical questions, you can begin making some firm decisions about the four major elements in the room flooring, walls, windows and furniture. Flooring options are wide and varied. If new carpeting is in your plan, remember that it will provide your room with the greatest expanse of color. Wall option selections whether papered or painted will give the room its excitement and splash. Window treatments can either take center stage or be a soft backdrop to your entire design plan. There is nothing, dollar for dollar, that can do more for a room that a beautifully designed window treatment. Besides offering you beauty and comfort, furniture whether wood or upholstered will also help pull all your design elements together when blended well with flooring, wall and window treatments. With a master plan leading the way, decorating your tired living room should become a real pleasure. Marcia Feeney is an interior designer on Sanibel/Captiva Islands. She can be reached at Trust Company Hosts Womens Series Program The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company hosted the first session of its 2014 Womens Series at The Sanctuary on January 14. Over 50 women heard a talk on Are There Treasures in Your Attic, presented by Sanibel resident Helaine Fendelman, a nationally recognized authority in the arts, antiques and collectibles field. WOW (Women. Opportunity. Wealth.) is intended to empower women to be better informed and prepared to handle their finances independently and dynamically. Three additional sessions are scheduled this season highlighting various womens issues, said Executive Vice President Robin L. Cook. February 4 A Practical Primer: Use of Estate Planning Docments February 19 Taking Control of Your Portfolio and Your Returns March 18 Patient Advocacy for Yourself and Loved Ones Interested attendees should contact Frances Steger at 472-8300 or FSteger@ All events begin at 9:30 a.m. and seating is limited. Sanibel Captiva Trust Companys executive vice president Robin L. Cook DAVID J SASS CPAINDIVIDUAL, CORPORATION, PARTNERSHIP, ESTATES & TRUSTSAll Federal & State Returns & Accounting ServicesFlorida CPA since 1986239-395-0690 561 Lighthouse Way 561 Lighthouse Way Completely Renovated 5 BR/4 BA Pool Completely Renovated 5 BR/4 BA Pool Home on Gulf Access Canal. 80 Dock Home on Gulf Access Canal. 80 Dock w/Lifts. Dual MBR Suites. 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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 Abbie Bellino, server at Matzaluna's 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 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. 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. 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. 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, 20 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 12B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 24, 2014 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. 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. BENNETTS FRESH ROAST Bennetts Fresh Roast has prided itself on its fresh-from-scratch doughnuts made daily and serving fresh roasted coffee from the finest beans resulting in the most flavorful and freshest cup of coffee around. Bennetts also offers fresh desserts including praline bread pudding, lemon bars and pies and packaged whole bean or ground coffees, breakfast muffins, oatmeal and breakfast sandwiches. On the weekends, Bennetts Strata, a layered baked breakfast dish, is a regular sellout. Tea lovers can choose from a large variety of Harney & Sons Fine Teas. Lunch offerings including paninis, soups, sandwiches, three signature salads and Bennetts Chicken & Donut and Donut Dog.


continued on page 14B13B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 24, 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. Our email address is This magni cent bay-front home completed in 2008 offers: a state of the art cooks island kitchen with custom cabinetry, TurboChef dual ovens, U-Line refrigerators, Dacor six burner gas stove, pot ller, KitchenAid washers, Bosh built in coffee maker, Sharp microwave, custom marble sinks, cork ooring, carefully selected granite tops, four seat bar, walk in pantry; domed foyer with imported inlaid decorative oor medallion, laundry room with Bosch washer & dryer; four bedrooms en-suite; two half-baths; an of ce with custom cabinetry; theatre with 100 inch screen & motorized curtain, nine recliners, each with a subwoofer in stadium arrangement, wet bar, RF controlled theatre system with theatre opening to upper lanai and bay views; outdoor kitchen and living area with marble gas replace and Dacor grill; ten car garage with rear door to access 125 beach and a huge storage area on the ground level; automated switch-over back-up generator, elevator, heated pool with spillover spa and waterfall; separate H2X swin spa with LED lighting, audio component and resistance swim feature; whole house audio, intercom and IT networking; security system with cameras; dumb waiter; European styled faade wall; shutters for all glass openings; and enclosed lanais that offer a cool mist system & fans. This great home with breath-taking views of the bay, designed and constructed with meticulous attention to detail, is one of the nest homes on Sanibel.$5,990,000 Magni cent Home for Your New Year 1077 Bird Lane Glen SimmonsVIP Realty Sanibel, Fl 33957 239-634-7623 email:


From page 13BRestaurants14B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 24, 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, pop and 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 rock music tonight, Friday, by the John Allender 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. Roy Schneider & Kim Mayfield will be entertaining Wednesday in their Americana singing style with guitar Taylor Stokes will be playing at The Crows Nest at Tween Waters Inn on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, January 28 and 29 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, 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 restaurants and a talented new chef specializing in fresh gulf seafood and other culinary creations. Enjoy daily al fresco dining at Sea Breeze Caf with an all-day menu served until 10 p.m. or a gulfview dining experience in Waterview, 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 an all-you-can-eat BBQ Buffet is available Saturdays from noon 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.) hummus, tuna, corn chips and guacamole, almond 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. 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. 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


15B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 24, 2014 and mandolin. 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 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 Paul Ventura joined by Father Al & the Jazz Congregation. 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 will feature Chicago Mob 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. 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...$ 493,700 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 Trust Company Strategist To Present Investment Outlook Pat Dorsey, CFA, chief investment strategist at The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, will present the annual Investment Outlook: Bull Market or Bubble on Friday, January 31 at The Sanctuary Golf Club beginning with refreshments at 9:30 a.m., followed by the presentation at 10 a.m. Dorseys presentation is part of The Sanibel Captiva Trust Companys continuing effort to keep clients and friends of the firm informed during todays dynamic business climate. Dorsey appears regularly on Bloomberg-TV, Fox-TV and CNBC-TV and is the author of two books; The Five Rules for Successful Stock Investing and The Little Book that Builds Wealth. Before joining the trust company, Dorsey was director of equity research at Morningstar for over 10 years. He holds a masters degree in political science from Northwestern University and a bachelors degree in government from Wesleyan University. If you are interested in attending, contact Frances at The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company at 472-8300 or email Seating is limited. Pat Dorsey, CFA

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 16682 Captiva Drive Jane Reader Weaver 239.850.9555 p $11,900,000 CAPTIVA 3411 West Gulf Drive Jane Reader Weaver 239.850.9555 $3,740,000 SANIBEL 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 2984 Wulfert Road Jane Reader Weaver 239.850.9555 $2,450,000 SANIBEL 428 Bella Vista Way East Augustina Holtz 914.648.8888 p $1,986,000 SANIBEL 2514 Blind Pass Court Jane Reader Weaver 239.850.9555 $1,398,500 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 1 Island Stephanie Bissett 239.292.3707 p $749,000 FORT MYERS 101 Fairview Avenue Stephanie Bissett 239.292.3707 $749,000 FORT MYERS Shores at Gulf Harbour III #417 Maxwell Thompson 239.989.3855 $475,000 FORT MYERS Island Reef Club #103 Stephanie Bissett 239.292.3707 $380,000 FORT MYERS BEACH 11359 Pond Cypress Street Maxwell Thompson 239.989.3855 $275,000 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 No other Florida brokerage even comes close. We are in the business of exceeding your expectations and we are certainly here to stay. With $2.3 billion in total closed sales volume in 2012, we rank 37th in the list of the 500 largest U.S. real estate brokerages as shown in the prestigious Real Trends 500 report.are Premier Sothebys International Realty 16B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 24, 201417B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 24, 2014


18B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 24, 2014 Estate Planning Workshops Attorneys Craig R. Hersch and Michael B. Hill of Sheppard, Brett, Stewart, Hersch, Kinsey & Hill, PA will present two informative Florida estate planning workshops on February 5 and 6 at 2 p.m. to provide answers to many estate planning questions on wills, trusts and other documents. The Wednesday, February 5 workshop will be held at Temple Beth El, 16225 Winkler Road in Fort Myers. The identical workshop will also be held on Thursday, February 6 at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. All attendees will receive an informative Florida Estate Planning Guide and DVD. New and partial-year residents will learn about Florida homestead laws, if their will and trust documents from up North are valid in Florida, the advantages of declaring Florida residency, how to avoid probate, and why changes in the laws make it is necessary for everyone to have older estate planning documents updated. Attendees are invited to bring a copy of their current estate planning documents and arrive a half hour early to receive a confidential, complimentary review and written analysis following the presentation. Hersch and Hill are both Florida Bar Board Certified attorneys in wills, trusts and estate planning, specializing in estate planning, probate and trust administration, and asset protection strategies. Hersch writes Will Power, a weekly estate planning column in the Island Sun. He has also been nationally published in professional estate and tax journals, such as The Florida Bar Journal, The Practical Tax Lawyer, and Trusts & Estates magazines. Reservations can be made by calling 425-9379 or at http:// Insurance Tip Take Time To Inventoryby Angela Larson RoehlInsureds are usually advised at the time of a loss to keep receipts, take photos and make temporary repairs to prevent further damage from occurring. But what can the insured do before a loss occurs to assist in proving to the insurance company and the adjuster, the features that were in the home or what belongings the insured had prior to the loss? I recommend that the insured take an inventory of their belongings as well as take photos and/or a video of all rooms and the contents in the home, just in case a loss occurs. If an insured can provide the adjuster with this information, it can make the claim settlement more expedient as it will show all the items instead of just relying on the insureds memory of what they had. Having the simple tools of an inventory and photos/video can give an accurate account of the items the client had, as well as help prove the quality of the item. Once the inventory and photos/video are done, the insured should store the information in a safe place, like a safety deposit box, another residence or give a copy to family/ friends and make sure to give a copy to your insurance agent. Taking the time to do this important task now will save you time and possibly lessen your heartache when a loss might occur. Angela Larson Roehl is a local Sanibel-Captiva insurance agent with over 20 years of insurance experience, who can be reached at Craig R. Hersch and Michael B. Hill 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


19B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 24, 2014 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My daughter was recently re-evaluated for special education services. A meeting is scheduled for next week but the school wont give me a copy of her evaluation results ahead of time. They said that they would share it with me at the meeting. This makes me very uncomfortable. I want time to read and understand what has been written about my child. I also want her doctor to read the evaluation and see what she thinks. I have asked several times for an advance copy with no success. What are my rights in this situation? Gloria V., Fort Myers, Florida Gloria, This is an unfortunate situation. Parents should be given an advance copy of the evaluation results prior to a school meeting. It is very difficult for a parent to read and absorb this type of information in a meeting and then immediately make important decisions about school programming without having time for review, reflection and any additional family or outside consultation about the evaluation results. Here are your rights as stated by the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY) with a citation to the federal law on these issues: Parents Right to Inspect Their Childs Records IDEA guarantees you, as parents, the right to inspect and review any educational record of your child that the school system (or other participating agency) collects, maintains, or uses with respect to the identification, evaluation, and educational placement of your child, and the provision of FAPE (a free appropriate public education) to your child. Here are the specifics of IDEAs regulations: Parent Rights Parents can inspect and review educational records with respect to their childs evaluation, identification, and placement; and the provision of FAPE. [.501(a)] Parents can request explanations and interpretations of the records. [.613(b)(1)] Parents can request copies of the records if not receiving copies would effectively prevent the parents from exercising their right to inspect and review those records. [.613(b)(2)] Parents can request that their representative be given access to inspect and review the records. [.613(b)(3)] Schools Rights and Responsibilities Schools must comply with a parents request to inspect and review records without unnecessary delay before any meeting regarding an IEP, a hearing or resolution session, and in no case more than 45 days after the request has been made. [.613(a)] Schools must respond to reasonable requests for explanations and interpretations of the records. [.613(b)(1)] Schools can charge a fee for copies of records made for parents, if the fee does not effectively prevent the parents from exercising their right to inspect and review those records. [.617(a)] Schools may not charge a fee for searching for, or retrieving, a childs records for parents. [.617(b)] It is your right to see your daughters records and the school must comply with your request to inspect such records without unnecessary delay before any meeting, as stated above. My suggestion is to re-request from your daughters case manager and principal her evaluation results, and ask that the meeting be rescheduled until you have time to review the results so that you will feel knowledgeable and comfortable in the meeting. 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. From page 1BBob Janes Triage Centerdisorders that are arrested and sent to jail for minor offenses. We are so appreciative of this recognition for our efforts that help make a difference in the community, said Major Thomas Louden of the Salvation Army. The cash award will be put back into the program to help participants with incidental expenses for job readiness such as needed medications, apparel for job interviews and other various items that will help them get back on their feet and become independent. 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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20B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 24, 2014 What do you do when an heirloom bracelet goes missing? How about when a bank account starts to inexplicably bleed cash? If you talk to anyone whos hired someone to help care for an elderly loved one, theft is a big worry. Your loved one is probably the most vulnerable when you bring a paid caregiver into the home. So it makes sense to be on extra guard against theft. Here are five warning signs that the caregiver is on the take: 1. Groceries and Drug Store Bills Increase. If grocery shopping and normal errands are among the caregivers responsibilities, its pretty easy for a personal item or two to make it onto your loved ones credit card. The same holds true when going out to eat. Dont let even the smallest transactions pass without scrutiny, as the caregiver may be testing the waters to see what he or she can get away with. If you find something unusual, confront the caregiver with the evidence in a gentle manner, so as to limit the damage if it wasnt something out of the ordinary. If you hired a caregiver through an agency, report any problems with that agency as soon as possible. Another good idea is to replace credit cards with debit cards for common transactions, while maintaining low balances in the debit card account to limit the damage should fraud occur. 2. Frequent Cell Phone Use. If a caregiver is constantly on the phone, this could mean that he or she is not giving the requisite time to your loved one, or worse, planning with others how to steal from your loved one. Always run a background check on a caregiver before he or she is employed. Next, make sure that your family members finances, such as credit cards, bank and brokerage accounts are removed from the home and placed in the care of a trusted family member. 3. Getting Too Personal. Some thieves will plan a scam to prime the pump by seducing the elderly with lots of affection until she or he becomes emotionally dependent upon the caregiver. The elderly person will try to reciprocate the affection by giving expensive gifts, or worse, paying for the caregivers expenses like rent and food. Here, it is important to ensure that your loved one has daily interactions with people who are not their caregivers. It is also a good idea to transfer bank accounts to those who hold a durable power of attorney or who act as a trustee to a trust. 4. Bids for Sympathy. The getting too personal phase may quickly rise into the bids for sympathy phase. The caregiver may concoct stories of the caregivers own family members who are in dire need of medical care, but do not have the resources to pay for that care. By planting the seed, they hope that the elderly person under their care will offer money to help. Its always a good idea to put every caregiver through a thorough background check to ensure that they dont have any prior records, including allegations of fraud. 5. Missing Work on Mondays. It could be a bad sign when a caregiver is AWOL on Mondays, even if he or she is responsible throughout the rest of the week. Monday absenteeism could be a warning sign of alcoholism or substance abuse. The caregiver may have gone out over the weekend and therefore is in too bad of shape to make it in on Monday. Checking your loved ones liquor cabinet may be a good idea when you suspect a caregiver to be suffering from dependency problems. Note the level of liquid in the bottles, and you may even go so far as to sample the contents to make sure that they werent replaced with water. If the caregiver has a few unexcused absences, thats the time to discuss your concerns with the agency that you went through to hire them. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure when dealing with in-home caregivers. Too much can happen in such an unsupervised setting. Take all the necessary precautions by removing valuables, financial records and bank accounts, including checking accounts when hiring in-home care. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at Island Realtors Awards BanquetThe Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of Realtors held its Installation and Awards Banquet at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa on January 11. Florida Realtors President Sherri Meadows and 2016 National Association of Realtors President Tom Salomone installed the 2014 board of directors. They are: Officers President, David Schuldenfrei, VIP Realty Group President-elect, Eric Pfeifer, Pfeifer Realty Group Treasurer, Jeffery Burns, Royal Shell Real Estate Secretary and Past President, Bruce Cochrane, RE/Max of the Islands Directors: Joel Goodman, VIP Realty Group Lori Pierot, VIP Realty Group Martha Smith, VIP Realty Group Shane Spring, VIP Realty Group Toby Tolp, John Naumann & continued on page 23B Will PowerFive Signs A Caregiver Is Stealing From Your Loved Oneby Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney; CPA 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


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22B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 24, 2014 Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: I have an hour commute to and from my work daily. There are no good radio stations where I live and I find myself getting stressed and angry in traffic. What would you advise me to do to get through these awful two hours five days a week?A: Commuting to and from work with the heavy traffic can be frustrating as it seems like a waste. How about a little music therapy (non-radio)? Music, it is said, soothes the savage beast. Instrumental music (without words) sooths it best. Make a new play list of 20 soothing pieces of instrumental music that you know calms your nerves. Consider playing this relaxing musical set during your long slow commutes home from work, or perhaps once you get home as a great way to unwind. Consider piano solos, Hawaiian slackkey guitar, violin concertos, Spanish flamenco and Icelandic folk music. Explore new melodies that give your mind a minivacation and soothe the savage beast that resides in you when tension runs high. You can download onto your iPod or if you prefer, CDs. That is a way to get through your commute time without the hassle of focusing on what you dont like about the time spent in the car. deaRPharmacistAre Fish Oils Your Only Choice? by Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: Im taking a prescription drug version of fish oils for my heart and cholesterol. I want a plant-derived option because Im a vegetarian, plus I get fish burp. Are there plant-derived essential fatty acids or do you have to get it from fish? HB, Plano, Texas Fish burp often happens if you have a deficiency of probiotics and digestive enzymes, however, people assume the burp happens from rancid oil. Fish oils arent usually rancid nowadays. They have become the gold standard supplement for people seeking essential fatty acids. Ive been a fan of essential fatty acids, and fish oil in particular for many years, however, I respect your desire to find a vegetarian source. Depending on the oil, you wont get as high a concentration of EPA and DHA from a non-fish oil supplement, but you will get other benefits. I personally take plant-derived essential fatty acids, and cook with some too! I put other oils on my face too. Im not fat phobic, I think good fats are crucial to feeling well. Oils lube the joints and help with regularity, they plump the skin and support heart health. Here are my favorite oils and how you can take them, then you can decide whats right for you. Not all of them have EPA/DHA in them, these are just my personal favorite oils: Coconut oil I love applying this to my skin, and cooking with it. I also put this in my smoothies. Coconut oil helps my brain, its known to support brain health. Chia seed oil I love chia seed oil as a supplement (Chia Omega by Essential Formulas is the newest kid on the block, sold at health food stores nationwide). Chia seed oil provides your body with alpha linolenic acid. Then, your body converts that to some EPA and DHA, which are the two primary ingredients in fish oil. Chia seeds also provide quercetin and antioxidants to support general cellular health. Grape seed oil I love cooking with grape seed oil because it has a mild flavor, so I use it in my pesto sauce recipe, in salad dressings and in place of olive oil. Moringa A superfood used to combat malnutrition for centuries. The name moringa means reddish brown, likely referring to the seed color. One popular brand is made by Organic India and I like this one because they use organic moringa, plus it comes in a powder for my smoothies and softgels for supplementation. Argan oil It comes from a nut, common to Morroco, and its used cosmetically. I use it on my skin for fine lines and elbows/heels. I sometimes spray Morrocoan oil on my hair for lightweight shine. Flaxseed Oil It provides a natural source of estrogen, which is thought to knock out bad estrogen from your cells. Like chia seed oil, it provides the precursor to EPA and DHA, which translates to protection to the colon, breast, prostate, skin, heart and joints. This information is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose your condition. Suzy Cohen is the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and is a registered pharmacist. To contact her, visit www. From page 1BBirthday DonationI had a party and decided to give all of my gifts to charity, Bailey told King. Along with the giant box of presents, Bailey had composed a letter to be delivered to each child at the hospital receiving a gift. It read: Hello, my name is Bailey Drobnyk! My 9th birthday was on Saturday, and I had a party with my friends. Instead of giving me presents for my birthday, I asked my friends and classmates to give presents to the kids in the childrens hospital. Even though you dont know me and my friends, please know that other people are thinking about you and wishing that you get better soon. Please enjoy these gifts and I hope that they make you smile! King was overjoyed by the generosity of the youngster. A lot of families brought more than one gift, added Bobbye Drobnyk, Baileys mother. King, who noted that the gifts would be distributed to children currently receiving treatment at the facility, also said that she was impressed by not only the Drobnyks donation but the support of the entire island community for the Golisano Childrens Hospital. Its such a great community, said King. The people of Sanibel and Captiva have really rallied behind the Childrens Hospital Foundation. A 128-bed state-of-the-art pediatric medical facility, Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida is scheduled to begin construction in early 2014 and be fully operational by 2017. For more information, visit www. With some of the toys, games and books donated to young patients at the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida are, from left, Michele King, Tim and Bailey Drobnyk, Milena Wiegel, Dean and Bobbye Drobnyk From page 1BSurvival Storywas able to give valuable information to the doctor and to the professionals at the Gulf Coast Medical Center stroke unit, and the follow up care of Dr. Heller, my neurologist, and Dr. Burton, my cardiologist. Fortunately for me, everyone who helped me at the time of my stroke recognized the signs of a stroke and followed the protocol appropriate for them. At this time, I am working through my organization, Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships, to train professionals at Lee Memorial hospitals to recognize the signs of human trafficking and to follow a protocol when reporting a sighting. In both situations, lives can be saved. Please support the American Heart Associations lifesaving efforts by being a donor and/or walker on Sunday, February 9 as we hold the 1st annual Sanibel/Captiva Heart, Stroke & Wellness Walk at Baileys Center. Festivities begin at 1 p.m., and the noncompetitive, family-friendly 3.1-mile walk begins at 2 p.m., rain or shine. Your $50 donation includes a T-shirt. Heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 and No. 4 killers of all Americans, respectively. The wellness walk will raise awareness for the American Heart Associations heart disease and stroke prevention efforts, as well as raise funds for lifesaving research, education and advocacy. For more information, visit or contact Molly Spain, Lee County Heart Walk director, at 495-4901 or email Molly. The Heart Walk is sponsored nationally by Subway Restaurants and Jenny Craig. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


23B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 24, 2014 Night For Life To Benefit Organ Transplant RecipientsOn Monday, February 24, from 5 to 9 p.m., the annual fundraiser, Night for Life, will be held at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers. The event is sponsored by the Organ Transplant Recipients of Southwest Florida Inc., to benefit local organ transplant patients and those on the transplant waiting list. Entertainment this year includes Broadway Palms Les Miserables performers and the Del Prados. Tickets are $35 general seating and $50 for VIP seating and include a buffet dinner, entertainment and the silent and Chinese auctions. Guests can bid on original art, jewelry, golf packages, boat trips, vacations, dinners, services and gifts. Auctions begin at 5 p.m., the buffet dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. Table sponsorships are available. A $10 ticket may also be purchased, which includes the entertainment and auctions only. Proceeds from the event benefit the Fletcher Trust Fund, which was established in 2004 to assist transplant recipients and those who are waiting for transplants in Southwest Florida. An average of 18 people die each day in the U.S. due to a lack of available organs and tissue donors. For tickets and information call 440-223-2662 or 768-1814. To become a sponsor, call 768-1814. for tickets, call 440-223-2662. For more information about this nonprofit organization, email Visit the website at www. or on Facebook at From page 20BIsland Realtors Awards BanquetAssociates The association gave special recognition for outstanding achievements and service to the organization and to the community in 2013 to: Administrative Support Award Diane Barr, VIP Realty Group Community Service Award Janie Howland, VIP Realty Group Affiliate Business Partner of the Year Nanci Berlin, Barrier Island Title Presidents Award David Schuldenfrei, VIP Realty Group Realtor of the Year Shane Spring, VIP Realty Group Twenty-three realtors received Honor Society Awards in recognition of their community service activities and professionalism through education, participation and service. 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 by going back to their roots 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 Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Mobile Mammogram ReturnsThe City of Sanibel Recreation Center will host the Radiology Regional Centers Mobile Mammo Coach from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. January 27. For an appointment or if you have any questions relative to the test, call the Radiology Regional Center at 936-2316. The Mobile Mammo Coach is a state-of-the-art breast imaging clinic, providing full field digital mammography services. Most insurances are accepted and discounted selfpay pricing is available. According to estimates from the American Cancer Society, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. More importantly, with early detection, the survival rate for an early diagnosed breast cancer at five years is better than 97 percent. Mammography is one aspect of breast health, in addition to monthly self-exam and annual physician exam. The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Energy Medicine WorkshopsIn our Western culture, doctors learn how to practice medicine by working with cadavers so the focus becomes the expired organs themselves. In cultures closer to nature, healers work with live organs. However, the focus is on the energies that keep the organs functioning properly. Energy Medicine provides the tools to add to our collective health care kit, for ourselves, our families and our community. according to Karen L. Semmelman, who is teaching the courses. She added, As Dr. Mehmet Oz, chief of cardiology at Columbia Universitys College of Physicians and Surgeons predicted on Oprah, The next big frontier in medicine is Energy Medicine. Semmelman is offering EM101 and EM102 workshops at The Community House on Sanibel on Saturday and Sunday, February 1 and 2 from 8:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Cost is $125 per course, $225 for two courses. Some scholarships are available. CE credits are available for massage therapists. This course has been approved for continuing education. To register, email Education Committee Supports Edison State Name ChangeThe Senate Education Committee unanimously approved SB 236 to rename Edison State College to Florida SouthWestern State College. The bill is sponsored by Senator Garrett Richter, whose District 23 area includes parts of Collier and Lee counties. Edison State Colleges new name, Florida SouthWestern State College, easily identifies the region it serves. This new name will help us as a region to raise our profile, which is economically beneficial to Southwest Florida, said Senator Richter. A region that is rich in opportunities to grow professionally is an attractive feature for businesses. Not many people realize that the five counties we serve stretch over 4,700 square miles. Florida SouthWestern State College easily identifies our region, said Dr. Jeff Allbritten, president of Edison State College. We greatly appreciate Senator Richters support through this process. With the unanimous approval of both bills in their first committees of reference, this is a strong indication of the support we have moving forward, said Matthew Holliday, director of government relations at Edison State College. We still have work to do to make certain the legislature continues to understand our need to emphasize the region and support our efforts. The next step, said Holliday, is for the bills to continue to be heard in the committee process. They will receive a final vote in the Florida Senate and House during the spring legislative session. 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


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PUZZLE ANSWERS SUDOKU KING CROSSWORD MAGIC MAZE SUPER CROSSWORD 27B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 24, 2014PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY SCRAMBLERS S LIDIN G G LA SS D OO R S AUT O DETAILIN G FI S HIN G C HARTERLight Tackle Sport Fishing Tarpon Snook Red sh & More p CAPT. MAT CAPT. MAT T T MI MI TCHELL TCHELL USCG USCG Licensed Licensed & Insured & InsuredC: (239) email: PAINTING Residential & Commercial Painting COLOR SCHEMES on request fromSanibel Home FurnishingsPower Washing Wallpaper Hanging Faux Finishing Free Estimates Interior & Exterior Dependable Reliable Licensed & InsuredLic #S3-11944 With your contract a donation to your favorite charity will be made. 395-3928 Cell: 841-4302 CO N S TRU C TI O N Custom Home Building|Remodels Design Service Available Sanibel Owned & OperatedOf ce Phone & Fax 239-472-6711 Joseph Mills Lic. #CBC058789William Mills Lic. #CBC058788 MILLS BROTHERS BUILDING CONTRACTORS UPH O L S TERY A Friendly Personalized Service From Owner-Operator Steven CservenyakPARAMOUNT DECORATOR & UPHOLSTERYsince 1974 Complete line of quality upholstery work by European CraftsmanWe work with the finest imported silk, satin, damask, brocades, velvets, hand-loomed crewel, embroidered tapestries from Italy, Belgium & India.Antique Furniture Restoration We also do boat cushions & down feather cushions472-8086 735 Donax Street, Sanibel Island Would you like your business card in every home and business on Sanibel & Captiva every week?239-395-1213


REAL ESTATETO PLACE A CLASSIFIED LOG ONTO: CLICK ON PLACE CLASSIFIED CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON SERVICES OFFERED ANNUAL RENTAL Read us online COMMERCIAL RENTALRESTAURANT, BARHigh Visibility, up to 90 seat possible, San Carlos Blvd 2 min. to Fort Myers Beach, Boat access Plenty of parking. For Lease Information call 239-246-4716 RR 1/17 NC TFN ISABELLA RASIHAPPY TO HELP YOUWITH ALL OF YOURREAL ESTATE NEEDS! RS 1/4 NC TFN 1101 Periwinkle Way #105 Sanibel, FL 33957ISABELLA RASI(239) 246-4716EISABELLARASI@AOL.COM International Client Base 600 Shops Worldwide Multi-Lingual Sta ANNUAL RENTAL WANTEDRetired Couple wants Annual Rental house on Sanibel. Prefer 2 bedroom, garage pool, quiet canal or dead end street location. 614-595-6576NS 1/17 CC 2/7 ANNUAL RENTAL WANTED VACATION RENTAL Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277 RS 1/4 BM TFN LIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511 RS 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: 917-208-6018 RS 1/10 CC 1/31 WALK TO BEACH, EAST END1/2 Duplex, 2 BD 1BA Bright, Clean, Modern Call Bob 410-913-2234 tidewaterbob@comcast.netRS 1/17 CC TFN PRIVATE BEACH ACCESSGulf Pines 3BR/2BTH Lanai Pool,Tennis, WI/FI Available March &/or April Call Cathy 786-877-5330 Miamiblocks@bellsouth.netNS 1/17 CC TFN SANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971RS 1/4 BM TFN HOME/CONDO WATCH CONCIERGE SERVICESDorado Property Management Full Range of Services Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 Call Lisa or Bruce at 239-472-8875RS 1/4 BM TFN S. FL LINE DANCEWith Robert Robitaille Line dance classes. Fun and great exercise with energetic instructor. All styles of music! No experience or partner required. Audience: adults and seniors. First 30 minutes of class is an instruction for beginners. Call 239-245-8196 or cell 954-309-3778. Welcome all... RS 11/15 CC TFN HOUSEKEEPER GIRL FRIDAYExperienced Housekeeper. Excellent References, Reliable, I will also help with light cooking and errands. Call Heather (239) 826-1045 Sanibel & Lee Co. LicenseRS 11/8 CC TFN HOME WATCHSanisal Property Management Complete Home & Condo Service 24/7 Sanibel Call: Sally & Bob 239-565-7438 NS 1/17 CC 5/16 28B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 24, 2014OPEN HOUSE CORNER WEST GULF DR. AND DINGMAN DR.Sunday, January 26th, 11am 2pm 4203 Dingman Drive, Sanibel Simply the Best! Gorgeous Renovation 4 BR, 3 BA $2,495,000 Chuck Bergstrom, 239-209-6500 Island Resident, Realtor RS 1/24 BM 1/24 VOLUNTEER/ JOB OPPORTUNITIESPAID volunteer opportunities to seniors, age 55 and over, to tutor/mentor children in elementary schools & after-school programs. Offering a stipend, mileage reimbursement, annual physical, holiday, vacation, and sick pay all tax exempt. Providing struggling school children a chance to succeed in school, and offering opportunities that will last a lifetime. 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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 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 HELP WANTED HELP WANTED 29B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 24, 2014VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for the After School Program which runs Mon.-Th, 2:30 3:15 pm call Linda Reynolds 472-1617RS 1/4 NC TFN VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITYThe Sunshine Ambassador Program is a new and exciting volunteer opportunity offered at the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida located within HealthPark Medical Center. The Sunshine Ambassadors will greet, assist and be a positive rst point of contact for patients, families and visitors entering the hospital. The Ambassadors also make a difference to families by providing educational and healthful resources to assist in GRANDparenting for GRANDchildren. We are currently seeking year-round volunteers to work one 4-hour shift Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm or 12:00pm to 4:00 pm. If you would be interested in learning more about this wonderful new opportunity, please contact Lisa Ellinwood, Volunteer Resources Coordinator at 239-343-5062 at the Golisano Childrens Hospital.NS 2/8 NC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for light general maintenance. Call (CHR) Community Housing & Resources, Inc. 472-1189.NS 11/1 NC TFN LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPIST PT2 years experience preferred, non-smoker for organic spa/salon on Sanibel. Licensed Cosmetologist PT Master colorist, non-smoker for organic spa/salon on Sanibel. We will supply established clientele. Call 472-8464 for interview. NS 1/24 CC 1/31 FULL TIME VACATION RESERVATIONS AGENT Must be familiar with Sanibel & Captiva Islands. Candidate should possess good communication skills, computer knowledge; Excel and Word pro cient and like working with people. Excellent compensation package based on Vacation Rental experience. Call David at VIP Vacation Rentals 472-1613NS 1/24 CC TFN ESTABLISHED SANIBEL SERVICE BUSINESS FOR SALEFor Sale Excellent Opportunity for Either a Hands-On Buyer or a Passive Investor Serious Inquiries Only/Con dentiality Agreement Required To View Listing Call or E-Mail Corporate Investment They can be reached @ 239-936-1718, cibb@cibb.netNS 1/24 CC 2/14 BUSINESS FOR SALE GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION BAYSIDE ESTATES ANNUAL FLEA MARKET17601 San Carlos Blvd. & Pine Ridge Friday Jan. 31st 8AM to 2PM Lunch Saturday Feb. 1st 8AM to Noon Appliance, Clothes, Collectibles, Tools Jewelry, Consignment Car etc. Raf eNS 1/24 CC 1/31 MARK YOUR CALENDARThird Annual Uniques & Antiques, Friday Jan. 31 & Sat. Feb 1. Dont miss this one. Furniture, tools & fun stuff. East End towards Lighthouse, Lagoon Dr. Sanibel. Look for balloons. Early Birds Welcome. NS 1/24 CC 1/24 MOVING SALESaturday 1/25 /14, 916 Palm Street, Sanibel 9 AM No Early Birds 3-Person Hot Tub; Porch & Outdoor Furniture; Char & Gas Grills; Hand, Power & Garden Tools; Ext. Ladder; Clubs & Golf Bag; Toys & Games, Incl Tournament Bingo Set; TV Table; Books, Antique Ref.; Pottery; Dishes; Glass; Sterling Serving Dishes; Baskets; Rug; and lots more!NS 1/24 CC 1/24 HUGE MOVING SALESaturday January 25th 8-1 NO EARLY BIRDS! One day only-everything must go! Tons of kids items 0-5, furniture, play station, wii games, kitchen and of ce items, books, queen sleigh bed and more! 6447 Pine Ave. SanibelNS 1/24 CC 1/24 BOATS CANOES KAYAKSDOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800RS 1/4 NC TFN 1996 SEA RAY LAGUNA21 foot Center Console with a T-Top, full cover, deck pads, 200hp Mercury EFI, low hours, mint condition-$10,500. 239-851-8113NS 1/24 CC 1/24 FOR SALEBIG CLEARANCE SALE2431 Periwinkle Way www.SanibelSeaLifeGallery.comRS 12/27 CC TFN BUY SELL TRADE PALM TREESCD Johnson Company palm trees, 25 varieties Great selection. Can Dig & Deliver. Call Chriss 239-898-2518. Techman@embarqmail.comNS 1/17 CC 2/7 ANTIQUES SANIBELAntique high poster bed and pine childs bed. Beautiful limited edition framed celebrity records Beatles etc... Antique chair early pewter plates, brass candle sticks. Best Offers. Call 239-849-0907.NS 1/24 CC 1/24 2006 BMW 330 CONVERTIBLE22,000 miles, mint, Performance Package, new tires, original owner, $22,500 call 239-851-8113NS 1/24 CC 1/24 2008 ZAP ELECTRIC TRUCKPerfect for buzzing around the islands. Top speed is 40 mph the range is 20+ miles. Go to for pictures and specs. The color is metallic blue. Serious inquiries only please. Call Scott at 239-395-8892. $4,500 OBONS 1/24 CC 1/31 VEHICLES FOR SALE1989 MERCEDES 300 SE 4 dr., 151,000 miles GREAT CONDITION, extensive options. great Island car CALL MARK 239-850-4337RS 1/24 CC 1/24 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 TEACHER ASSISTANTFull Bene ts, Tolls paid The Sanibel School Please call Maureen 239 472-1617NS 12/20 NC TFN HELP WANTEDBillys Rentals on Sanibel needs outgoing individuals to assist customers with bicycle rentals/deliveries and cashiers with ability to multi task with a smile! Transport from FM location available. Need PT light duty mechanics helper @ FM warehouse. Call 239-472-5248 ask for Robin.NS 1/24 CC 1/31 RETAIL SALES ASSOCIATE AND/OR CASHIER Aqua Beachwear: We are seeking an energetic and reliable Sales Associate and or Cashier for our Captiva location. Sales Associates attend to and engage customers. This position requires an ability to work a schedule that meets the needs of the store, including evenings and weekends. Reliability is a key factor. Sanibel Bridge Toll paid. Please contact Peggy at (239) 395-5383.NS 1/24 CC 1/24


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 24, 2014 Pets Of The Week They call me Muppet and I love to ride in the car. The best part about going for a ride is coming home to a comfy couch and family that loves me. Ive been at the shelter over two months so maybe youd like to take me for a ride home. Im perfect for someone looking for an affectionate, good looking, well mannered and low maintenance dog. My adoption fee is $50 ($25 off the regular adoption fee of $75 during Animal Services Resolution Buddies adoption promotion). True to my name, Pioneer, Im the first to explore most anything. After all, arent cats supposed to be curious? Im lovable, affectionate, soft and cuddly, and just waiting for you to take me home. 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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