Island sun
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Title: Island sun
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Publication Date: 12-02-2011
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DECEMBER SUNRISE/SUNSET: 6:59 5:36 7:00 5:36 7:01 5:36 7:02 5:36 7:02 5:36 7:03 5:36 7:04 5:36 VOL. 19, NO. 23 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA DECEMBER 2, 2011 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands Read Us Online at IslandSunNews.com A ASECTIONCROWS Giving Tree FestivalThe 5th Giving Tree Festival supporting the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) will take place Sunday, December 4 at The Sanctuary Golf Club. Festive holiday centerpieces, trees, wreaths, and garlands will be featured in a silent auction, raising important philanthropic support for CROW. The Giving Tree will be decorated with ornaments representing specific items needed by CROW and purchased by event participants. The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company is once again the premier sponsor of the event. The festival is a wonderful way to get into the holiday spirit by experiencing the winter wonderland of decorations as well as music by Johnny Raye, said CROW board member Daniel Moore-Thompson, chair of the event and designer of two trees. The festival will showcase some of the most amazing talent this island has to offer, thanks to the following designers who are participating this year: Spring Rosen, Bank of the Islands, Baileys, Susan Gordon, John Jurek, Luc Century, Congress Jewelers, Kym Nader, Fran Grant, Diane Cortese, Sanibel School Art Class, Lily & Co., Donnasue Andazola, JB Designs, Floral Artistry, Sanibel Home Furnishings, Jaye Boswell, Liz Gresham, Mary Demik, Liz Kennedy, and Anne Potter.continued on page 8 Three-foot high Birdhouse Tree created by well-known island decorator Jaye Boswell for this years Giving Tree FestivalPlay Bingo At The Community House PartyYouve asked for it, now Bingo is back as part of the Welcome Back Party on December 9 starting at 6 p.m. at The Community House. The evening starts with a pulled pork dinner with all the trimmings. Dessert is a pot luck, so bring enough of your favorite dessert to feed six so everyone can have a sample while welcoming back friends and neighbors. There will also be a dessert contest for those who want to enter their dessert with its recipe. Following the dinner, the fun of playing Bingo for turkeys and gift certificates will begin. (No children will be allowed to play Bingo). This is the most sought-after game you have been asking for, so lets re-live the past when Bingo was a big part of getting together at The Community House. Welcome Back Sanibel was started several years ago by Sam Bailey, and his memory carries on as this is the kick-off for the island-wide membership campaign. Ticket prices for the dinner are $10 for members, non-members are $15. Bingo is an additional $10. Adult beverages will be available. Call the Community House at 472-2155 or stop by in person. Reservations help to plan for plenty of food for everyone. Travel the Luminary TrailThe Sanibel & Captiva Chamber of Commerce is getting ready to celebrate its 27th Annual Luminary Festival this weekend December 2 and 3. Visitors and residents are invited to this special event. For more than two decades, island businesses, organizations, residents and visitors have gathered for one of Sanibel and Captivas most treasured annual events, the Luminary Festival. The complimentary trolley service brings guests to various shopping centers, island businesses and galleries, where they can enjoy refreshments, music, holiday activities and most importantly, connect with the community. Ric Base, president of the Sanibel & Captiva Chamber of Commerce said, The chamber of commerce is working with more than 100 volunteers this year to ensure Luminary 2011 will be the best ever. We expect to have more live music and entertainment and more trolley stops this year dont miss it! said Base. We want our island guests to join us for Luminary, so youll be seeing our new logo reminding you of this all over Sanibel and Captiva, he concluded.continued on page 8 Community Chorus To Perform Traditional Music, Popular Holiday Tunes To Celebrate The Season BIG ARTS Community Chorus Director Steve Cramer invites all to enjoy music of the holiday season at the chorus holiday concert Thursday, December 8 at 7 p.m. at BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall, 900 Dunlop Road. Accompanied by Ellen Whitten, the chorus will perform Les Browns Wish You the Merriest; Hanukkah Song, a folk song arranged by Donald Sellew; Carol of the Bells; Simple Gifts, a Shaker song arranged by Andy Beck; and holiday favorites. continued on page 8 Community Chorus in the 2010 Holiday Concert


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 2, 20112 Scrapbook Papers Quilting Fabric Beads Notions Rubber Stamping Art Supplies Shell Craft Craft Supplies Gifts Make It & Take It Bead Bracelet Every Thursday $4.00 Find us on O pen 7 Days Santa To Arrive On Fire Truck During Sanibel Luminary NightSanta is making his annual appearance on Sanibel during the 27th Annual Luminary Festival this weekend. Visitors and residents are invited to mark their calendars for this special event. Santas schedule is as follows on Friday, December 2: 6 to 6:15 p.m. at the Baileys Center, 6:25 to 6:40 p.m. at Tahitian Gardens, and 6:50 to 7:05 p.m. at the East End Shops. Everyone is invited to visit Santa as he travels up and down Periwinkle on his fire truck before returning to the North Pole. Trolley services will be provided across the island. For trolley stops and more information on the Luminary Festival, visit the Sanibel Captiva Chamber of Commerce at www.sanibel-captiva.org/luminary.asp. Sanibel Santa on the Fire Truck Community Band Plays Merry MusicBIG ARTS Community Band Director Don Knowland invites all to attend the Holiday Concert at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 13. The band will perform many marches and holiday favorites including National Emblem March, Beneath the Holly, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, O Holy Night, The Footlifter March and Hey Man, Christmas Swings. The concert will also feature solos by Hannah Czoski, Terry Flannery, Joan Knowland and Kathy Lamado. The Community Band was formed in January 2003, under the aegis of Laverne Phillips, Tom Uhler, and Don Knowland. It has grown from a handful of players to more than 30 musicians during the winter season, most of who travel from the mainland for rehearsals and performances. Tickets for adults are $7, free for children 17 and under with an adult. The Community Chorus Holiday Concert will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, December 8. Both concerts are in BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall at 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. For further information or for tickets, call 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org, or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. BIG ARTS Community Band performing the 2010 Holiday Concert CROW Offers Santa Photos At LuminaryCROW, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, will offer pet (and/or human) photos with Santa on Sanibel Luminary Night, Friday, December 2. Santa will be available for photos from 5 to 7 p.m. at Island Paws in the Sanibel Shoppes at the junction of Periwinkle Way and Tarpon Bay Road. Photography is provided by Shari Brownie Photography. The donation to CROW is $35 and will include four photos emailed to you as well as a oneyear membership to CROW. Additional printed copies of the photos will be available from Island Graphics. Bring your pet, human or animal for a photo with Santa


JEWELRY GALLERY 520 TARPON BAY ROAD | (ACROSS FROM BAILEY'S) SANIBEL, FL 33957 | 239-472-2888 VISIT OUR NEWEST JEWELRY GALLERY 13550 REFLECTIONS PKWY. | (NEXT TO JASONS DELI) FT. MYERS, FL 33907 | 239-466-4949Karen Bell Dan Schuyler Lily, Angel & Gracie ell er r e e Lily & Co. For Gifts of a Different BreedLILYJEWELERS.COM Voted BEST of the Islands Five Consecutive Years Visit the boutique in our Fort Myers store.The North Pole has asked Lily & Co. for some help stufng those stockings with some amazing eye candy this year. From elegant lines of diamond jewelry, gold, silver, watches and gift ware, you won't be able to help your-elf! 3 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 2, 2011


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 2, 20114 Chautauqua Offers Two Weeks Of ActivitiesThe first annual Captiva Chautauqua begins Friday, December 2. In the spirit of community education under a tent, this Chautauqua is filled with programs for residents and visitors. Based in part on the old Elderhostel model and part resident environmental orientation, three weeks of programs will provide a great snapshot in kaleidoscopic Captiva. Rich in history and bountiful in nature, the area lends itself well to a diverse number of topics. Kicking off the first day, will be Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Marine Lab Director Dr. Eric Milbrandt, followed by the BaileyMatthews Shell Museums Dr. Jose Leal. Millbrandt will be speaking about how monitoring bay scallop populations assist in assessment of the health of Pine Island Sound. Leal will be discussing how other mollusks adapt to a changing environement. It is also a chance to congratulate Dr. Leal for having a never-before-known species of shell named after him. Move over Linnaeus. The afternoon of December 2 offers a chance to learn some little known facts about birds of the beaches, bay and skies above the islands, thanks to the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Also that afternoon there will be a presentation by the Clinic for Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW). Even the most experienced of CROWs volunteer transporters of injured wildlife can use a refresher course on what to do if you encounter an injured bird or any wildlife for that matter. Saturday, December 3 will include a sweet treat as Queenie Viglione will be scheming with an ice cream event. Whats in store? Who knows for sure, we just know the tent will be filled with laughter and fun. Prior to Vigliones surprise will be a walking history tour of Andy Rosse Lane presented by Richard Finkel. How many people know there is at least one 100-year-old building on the island of Captiva? On the afternoon of December 3, there will be childrens Christmas stories at the Captiva Memorial Library. Listed below is the full schedule of events and times for the two weekends of the Chautauqua. Unless otherwise stated all programs begin in the giant tent at McCarthys Marina on the bay Captiva Shoreline 1950 Racing the storm home Island Winds CoiffuresHair Salon for Women & Men 695 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel Promenade 472-2591 H "Let us Pamper You!" P Wb P Wb "Josephine" "Josephine" tnfr tnfr Facial Facial Threading Threading ... ...(tr rf fb) NEW CUSTOMERS ALWAYS WELCOME!Featuring Manicures Pedicures Cuts Color Perms Tahitian Gardens, Sanibel 239-395-5353www.SynergySportswear.com Olde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Road239.395.1464 Sanibel Island Available at:Sanibel Art & Frame 630 Tarpon Rd. Sanibel 395-1350 Two Islands Gallery Chadwicks Square Captiva 472-7633www.ikkimatsumoto.com Ikki Matsumoto Paintings & PrintsBird?, What Bird!


5 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 2, 2011side of Andy Rosse Lane. These programs, sponsored by the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation, are by donation. For more information about the Chautauqua, concerts, parades and more Captiva Holiday Village fun, go to www. captivaholidayvillage.com. The schedule: Friday, December 2 9:30 a.m. Blue-Eyed Scallops: Keeping an Eye on the Bay, with Dr. Eric Milbrandt, SCCF Marine Lab 11 a.m. Mollusks in a Changing in Environment, with Dr. Jose Leal from Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum 1 p.m. I Found an Injured Bird, Now What? Presentation by CROW 2 p.m. Birds of Captiva, presentation by JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge Saturday, December 3 9 a.m. Walking through Time, a Captiva Walking History Tour 11 a.m. Ice Cream Schemes with Queenie 2 p.m. Christmas Stories at the Captiva Memorial Library Thursday, December 8 9:30 a.m. Tides and Currents in the Gulf of Mexico 1:30 p.m. One Thousand Years of Fishing in Pine Island Sound, a boat trip with Captiva Cruises, departing from McCarthys Marina, $30 Friday, December 9 9 a.m. Captivas Calusas and the Chadwick Mound Excavation, with archeologist Theresa Schober 11 a.m. One Hundred Years of Dickeys on Captiva a Historic Perspective, with Svea Scott Saturday, December 10 Presentations at South Seas Resorts Plein Air with artists and cooking demonstrations Sunday, December 11 6 p.m. Carol Sing at Chapel by the Sea Friday, December 16 9:30 a.m. Captivas Ding Darling, preview and artifacts from Sam Koltinsky, producer of the new movie Americas Darling Saturday, December 17 10:30 a.m. Recycled Rhythm Instruments for the Junkanoo! presented by Barnacle Phils staff 2 p.m. Christmas Stories for Children at the Captiva Memorial Library There will be artists, wine tasting and cooking demonstrations during the Captiva Marketplace at South Seas Island Resort. For more information log onto www. captivaholidayvillage.com, call Kristie Anders at SCCF, 472-2329 or email kanders@sccf.org. The old dock at Andy Rosse Lane Monitoring sea grass A Sanctuary of Art in The Village Shops2340 Periwinkle Way #B3 Sanibel, FL 33957239-472-3386Monday Saturday 10:30 To 5:00 www.watsonmacraegallery.com artisan jewelry glass hand-crafted ceramics home accents fine art Voted Best of the Islands 2011 Please Stop By.Charcoal Drawing: Jill Brougher New jewelry in store by C.H. MACKELLER & CATHRYN CONN Whats Happening At The House In December Telephone: (239) 472-2155info@sanibelcommunityhouse.net 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 CLASSESComplimentary Shell CraftingMonday 10 am 3 pmZumbaTuesday/Thursday 10 am 11 am Wednesday 5:30 pmSanctioned Duplicate BridgeEvery Tuesday at 1 pm $8.00Island YogaWed, Thurs, Fri at 8 am $12 members/$15 non membersDECEMBER EVENTSLuminary at The Community HouseFriday, December 2nd at 4 pm 8 pm Its a perfect time to buy your holiday shell gifts Stop in early and enjoy The Lions Fish Fry at 4 pm!Welcome Back Sanibel & Bingo GameFriday, December 9th at 6 pm $10 members/$15 guests/children under 12 $5 (Bingo extra) must be over 18 years of age to play BingoHoliday Mini GolfDecember 26th December 30thNew Years Eve Dinner DanceSaturday, December 31st at 7 pm $50 members/$60 guestsTickets for Dancing with the Islands Stars go on sale : Thursday, December 1st at 9 amTo enrich community spirit through educational, cultural and social gatherings in our historic Community House. The SCA is a 501c 3 Organization. Its Time to Renew your Membership TodayFollow Us On FacebookSanibel Community Association Members enjoy discounted ticket prices to most of the Events listed above. Go to www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net for more information, and become a member today!


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 2, 20116 by Anne MitchellPamela Johnson, sales director of the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau who is responsible for selling Sanibel and other area destinations to tourists around the world applauded the citys efforts to encourage modernization of the islands aging resorts. After attending a meeting on Tuesday where city officials outlined the ordinance changes before a crowd of about 50 hotel owners, managers and others in the industry, Johnson said the bureau supports any moves to enhance the visitor experience. We respect the fact that there is a big commitment to the environment here and that it comes with extra special conditions, but that is what makes this place unique, Johnson said. She called the citys actions very positive. In introducing Johnson, City Manager Judie Zimomra said the bureau has had some questions about the condition of our rentals and our need to be competitive. The ordinance, which took 18 months to create, amends the land use plan with the intent of encouraging owners to update and redevelop the islands aging hotels, motels and other accommodations. The rules have changed since many were built, making them non-conforming for reasons such as density, coverage, height and setback. Until the codes were changed, they were unable to modernize without losing units. The city wants to retain as many short-term lodging units as possible to keep the island economy healthy. The revisions call for no loss of density if properties remain as short-term lodgings. Current density rules apply, however, if lodgings are turned into condominiums. Other aspects include redevelopment of accessory uses such as pools, some of which are in the gulf beach zone, which is not allowed under current codes. Coverage and vegetation are among other issues amended. Zimomra said she hoped Tuesdays meeting coordinated by the city and the Sanibel and Captiva Chamber of Commerce is not the end of the dialogue but just a kick-off. She said the council will next tackle resorts that are outside the designated resort area, in residential areas, to help them to modernize under Sanibels codes. This is going to be a little more challenging, she added. Also on the councils future agenda is setting guidelines for commercial redevelopment. Jordan said the new rules allow for phased renovations, which the old ones did not. As an example of how the ordinance can help, Jordan mentioned Sundial Resort, whose buildings and pool, according to an aerial photo, overlap the coastal setback line by about 50 percent. Under the old rules Sundial would have lost many of its rental units as well as the pool. Sharon Murphy, president of the Loggerhead Cay Condominium Association, said she attended the meeting because the property is nonconforming. We are mostly concerned what we are going to be allowed to do if we lose a building or part of a building to a hurricane. She said the property contains 168 units in five four-story buildings. Who loses, the ground floor or the top floor? she said, referring to current height limits that affect buildback. Murphy said shes pleased to know that the new rules wont penalize Loggerhead Cay for being partly beyond the coastal setback line. We would lose a whole building and part of another if we had to move back she said. They are not making us do that. Bert Jenks, owner of the Waterside Inn, asked how long permitting would take for applicants who want to move ahead with rehabbing. Jordan said once they had a state permit, the citys review and permitting would take five to six weeks if it complies with all the requirements set out in the ordinance. Looking ahead to the countys peak winter tourism season, Johnson of the Visitor & Convention Bureau, is optimistic. All the indications are very strong in terms of advance reservations, she said. Johnson noted that the fiscal year just ended came in with business up seven percent over projections. The bureau is hoping to build on that good track record. Sanibel Planning Director Jim Jordan outlines the new resort redevelopment codes to a crowd of about 50 local people in the tourism business Pamela Johnson, sales director, Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau County Tourism Official Praises Sanibels Resort Rehab Effort Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2011 Island Sun USPS 18: Bulk Rate permit paid for at Sanibel, Florida, 33957 Postmaster: Send change of address to Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957 Published every Friday for the people and visitors of Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Distribution: 10,000 12,000 per week (seasonal). Mailed free to Sanibel and Captiva residents every Friday. 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7 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 2, 2011Islands History And More During Holiday VillageThursday, December 8, SanibelCaptiva Conservation Foundations Kristie Anders will be talking about tides and currents. No doubt anyone accustomed to the Atlantic coast regularity of tides has noticed that Gulf of Mexico tides are like no other. That same day, step on board one of Captiva Cruises boats for a close-up view of Pine Island Sounds iconic fish houses. Commercially used until the mid-1950s, the majority of these buildings are located on an oyster bar just off Pineland Marina. A single ice house stands at the mouth of Safety Harbor. Successful fishing in Pine Island Sound has sustained the Calusas, Cubans, Spaniards and Americans for over 1,000 years. The sound is also considered by most to be the birthplace of sport fishing. This cruise will be a chance to learn about innovations in fishing that changed how people reeled in their catch. The trip is about two hours long, departing from McCarthys Marina on Captiva at 1:30 p.m. There is a fee of $30. To make reservations call Captiva Cruises 472-5100. Friday, December 9 also presents opportunities to delve into Captivas past. Archeologist Theresa Schober will be talking about the excavation of the Chadwick Mound and life of the Calusas at 9:30 at the Captiva Holiday Village tent at McCarthys Marina. At 11 a.m., Svea Scott, descendent of the Dickey family, will share some of her fathers mementoes and memories. The Dickeys were considered one of the first families to winter on Captiva over 100 years ago. The Captiva Chautauqua is an outgrowth of the Captiva Holiday Village. The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation is hosting a series of community-based programs that are of interest to residents and visitors. SCCF is taking advantage of the opportunity created by a large tent at McCarthys Marina which serves as the hub for many activities during the month of December. Join SCCF on: December 8 at 9:30 a.m. for Captivas Tides and Currents; December 8 at 1:30 p.m. for 1,000 Years of Fishing in Pine Island Sound. December 9 to learn more about local history with Calusas of Captiva at 9:30 a.m. and December 9 for Stories of the Dickey Family at 11 a.m. McCarthys Marina is located on the bay at the corner of Captiva Drive and Andy Rosse Lane. 1920s ice house at Safety Harbor just after Hurricane Charley Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com Naples Tea Party Leader Speaks At GOP MeetingThe leader of the Naples Tea Party, Barry Willoughby, was the speaker at a recent meeting of the SanibelCaptiva Republican Caucus. Willoughby said he became concerned over the last several years about the course that government was taking. He founded the Naples Tea Party in February of 2009 after being inspired by a radio program that suggested America needed another tea party like the one in Boston in 1773 to wake up the government and get the nation back on track. Since then his Tea Party has grown exponentially. Willoughby explained that the TEA in Tea Party stands for Taxed Enough Already. He said the Tea Party is not, and does not want to be, a political party, but is a grassroots movement to take back our government. It is on the side of individual freedom, he said, and wants representatives in government to be accountable to the voters rather than beholden to the lobbyists. When asked about changing the Constitution, Willoughby said the Tea Party wants to work within the boundaries of the Constitution, and feels that a Constitutional Convention is not needed. He felt that 99.99 percent of Tea Party members would agree to amendments for a balanced budget and term limits. The next event being sponsored by the Sanibel-Captiva Republican Caucus will be a forum on Exposing the Dark Side of Destination Casino Gambling, held on December 3 at 10 a.m. in room #1 of the Sanibel Library. Pat Andrews, co-founder of Casino Watch, will be the speaker. This presentation is open to the public. For more information on the Sanibel-Captiva Republican Caucus, call Robb Moran at 472-9035. Democratic Club Holiday Partysubmitted by June SieberThe Sanibel-Captiva Democratic Club announces its annual holiday party to be held on Thursday, December l5 at 6 p.m. at the Traditions on the Beach Restaurant at the historic Island Inn, 3lll West Gulf Drive. Live entertainment may include Chef Andrea taking the mike. The menu will include an organic greens salad, entre choice of crisp Scottish salmon or chicken Milanese pomodoro. Dessert choices include Granny Smith apple tart with cinnamon ice cream or Chocolate Ecstasy Cake. Reservations are required. Checks for $45 per person must be mailed to DCI, PO Box 898, Sanibel, 33957 no later than December 8. All reservation requests should indicate attendees with their entre choices. All members and friends of the Democratic Club of the Islands are invited to attend, as well as anyone wishing to support the ideals and principles of the Democratic Party or to become more involved in local, state, and national issues. The holiday party is a chance to renew old friendships and make new ones. Call 395-9078 for more information or contact the DCI at demclubislands@gmail.com.


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 2, 20118 From page 1Luminary TrailLook for the 2011 Luminary logo in local businesses that are sponsors of this annual event. From page 1Community ChorusAdditionally, there will be an audience sing-a-long of a special Sanibel-Captiva version of Silver Bells. Lyrics by Dick Brown will be provided. Tickets are General Admission $10, children free with paying adult. Community Band Holiday Concert is 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 13, at BIG ARTS. For more information about Community Chorus and to purchase tickets, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel; call 395-0900; email info@BIGARTS.org, or log on to www. BIGARTS.org. From page 1CROW Giving TreeThe Sanctuary (which is also a sponsor of the event) always does a great job; the chefs create mouth-watering temptations, and the clubhouse will be transformed into a winter wonderland creating a perfect holiday evening while supporting the mission of CROW said John Schubert, CROW board president. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Call Ava or Steve at the CROW Visitor Education Center (472-3644, ext. 2 or 395-0031) to make a reservation. Sanibel Dog Licenses On Sale December 5Sanibel dog licenses go on sale Monday, December 5 at the Sanibel Recreation Center, located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. The cost of a dog license is $10; proof of current rabies inoculation is required at the time of purchase. Due to the fact that veterinarians are now giving rabies inoculations valid for one to three years, applicants are asked to give the expiration date on the application form and not the date the inoculation was given. Only service animals are allowed inside the recreation center. Additionally, a $5 late fee is charged for any dog license obtained after January 31, 2012. For more information call 472-0345 or visit www.mysanibel.com. Follow the lighted candles along the mapped trail above and dont miss a thing at Luminary 2011The generous merchants of Tahitian Gardens and The Village Shops managed by the Royal Shell Companies, have kicked off their FISH Holiday Food Drive. All 22 merchants from these centers will be collecting food and monetary donations for FISH (Friends In Service Here) of Sanibel until December 24. The Royal Shell Companies, a long term supporter of FISH, are hosting this drive for the second year in a row. Last year the shopping centers provided some much needed food for families and individuals by collecting a significant amount of food for the FISH Food Pantry. This year, there will also be a donation box in each store. Randy Bacik, CEO of Royal Shell, said, We have been a supporter of FISH and the work it does on our islands. Our Food Drive for FISH is part of our commitment to our community to give back whenever possible. Shoppers are invited to bring non-perishable food items or donate cash when they shop at any of the shops at Tahitian Gardens and The Village Shops between now and December 24. All proceeds will go towards stocking the FISH food pantry in time for the holiday season. Bill Fellows, president of FISH, expressed his appreciation to The Royal Shell Companies for helping make this holiday season a more pleasant and comfortable one for our families who are in need. FISH of Sanibel is a non-profit volunteer organization assisting Sanibel and Captiva islanders and visitors with a wide range of services. For more than 30 years FISH has been a neighbor helping neighbors organization offering free human services such as transportation for medical appointments, meal delivery, health equipment, food pantry, and emergency financial assistance. The Walk-in-Center is located at 1630 Periwinkle Way, Unit B, Sanibel (next to Pfeiffer Realty Group) and is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. FISH can be contacted at 472 4775. Tahitian Gardens and Village Shops Kick Off FISH Holiday Food Drive Bill Fellows, president of FISH of Sanibel, and Barb Harrington of Royal Shell Companies, at the kickoff of the FISH Holiday Food Drive To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 (239) 472-1111 (239) 472-1111 2330 Palm Ridge Rd. 2330 Palm Ridge Rd. Across from CVS Across from CVS SanBeautys@aol.com SanBeautys@aol.com www.SanibelBeautySalon.net www.SanibelBeautySalon.net Recieve a FREE GIFT Recieve a FREE GIFT with the purchase of with the purchase of any Gift Certi cate any Gift Certi cate Sanibel Sanibel Beauty Beauty Salon Salon


9 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 2, 2011Sanibel Captiva Christian Womens Connection Holiday LuncheonAward-winning author and former pet groomer Jan Nieman will present Who is in Control at the Sanibel-Captiva Christian Womens Connection (SCCWC) luncheon Thursday, December 8. Other program highlights include song stylist Theresa Shea-See and The Kitchen Magician Fred Bondurant giving a cooking demonstration of holiday foods. The luncheon program at The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club, 949 Sand Castle Road, begins at 11 a.m. and costs $18 per person. Women of all ages are invited. Reservations are required. For information and reservations call Anita at 395-9015. Checks made payable to Sanibel-Captiva CWC may be mailed to Linda Yoder, 9290 Bayberry Bend, Unit 104, Fort Myers, FL 33908. The program is sponsored by SCCWC and Stonecroft Ministries. Jan Nieman and her dog Sasha Advent And Christmas ServicesAdvent/Christmas Services at Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way: Second Sunday of Advent/Communion Sunday, December 4, 7:45, 9 and 11 a.m.; Scriptures: II Peter 3:8-15a; John 1:6-8, 19-28; Sermon: Strange Diet, Strange Man, Pastor John H. Danner 3rd Sunday of Advent, December 11, 7:45, 9 and 11 a.m.; Scriptures: Isaiah 61:14, 8-11; John 1:6-8, 19-28; Sermon: Marching Orders, Pastor Deborah Kunkel Sunday, December 11, 4 p.m.: Shadows of Hope of Christmas Dinner, open to public, call church to register, 472-0497 4th Sunday of Advent, December 18, 7:45, 9 and 11 a.m.; Scriptures: Isaiah 40:111; Luke 1:26-38; Sermon: A Shepherds Story (A Dramatic Monologue), Pastor John H. Danner Sunday, December 18, 11 a.m.: WOW Its Christmas! Call church for more information, 472-0497 Christmas Eve, Lighthouse Beach Service, December 24, 5:30 p.m. Christmas Eve, Candlelight Service, December 24, 9 p.m. Scriptures: Isaiah 9:2-7; Luke 2:1-20; Sermon: Not Mere Nostalgia, Pastor John H. Danner Christmas Day, December 25; 9 a.m. only; Sermon: Lessons & Carols, Pastor John H. Danner Bell Sunday, January 1, 9 a.m. only. Its election time at Island Water Association (IWA) again, and next year two seats on our Board of Directors will be up for election. The seats are currently held by Robert Lindman and Jack Cunningham. Mr. Lindman is completing his 3rd and nal term and Mr. Cunningham is running for re-election for his 2nd term. IWA is governed by a ve member Board of Directors who serves without pay. Directors must be year-round residents of Sanibel or Captiva, so that they can attend all Board meetings, and must be IWA Members or an of cial representative of a condominium or other IWA Corporate Member. Directors must have no con ict of interest, including but not limited to, active involvement in an enterprise which could potentially do business with IWA or which could bene t from involvement with IWA. Meetings are normally held on the fourth Tuesday of every month. Directors are elected by the Membership at IWAs Annual Meeting to be held in April. Anyone who would like to run for one of the open seats should contact our Board Recording Secretary, Beau Stanley, at (239) 472-2113 (extension 114) or by e-mail at beau@ islandwater.com by no later than January 6, 2012. A background check will be run on all Board candidates in our post-911 world. St. Isabel Womens Guild NewsOn November 17, the St. Isabel Womens Guild held its monthly meeting at the Church Hall. Following the meeting, Diane Knight, owner of Sanibel Home Furnishings, along with two of her decorators, presented a Design Seminar which included a slide show highlighting Knights recent visit to the Furniture Markets in High Point, North Carolina. She also discussed color sensibility and performance fabrics for todays lifestyle and had many sample fabrics to show the large group in attendance. Sanibel Home Furnishings is located at 1618 Periwinkle Way. From left are Mary Lou Stufano, design decorator; Arline Ford, president of St. Isabel Womens Guild; Diane Knight; Wanda Malone, chair for the event; and Cindy Somerville, design decoratorChristmas Eve Beach ServiceSanibel Congregational United Church of Christ will hold a Christmas Eve beach service on December 24 at 5:30 p.m. It will take place at Lighthouse Beach on Sanibels east end. The Christmas Eve Beach Service has been an island favorite since 1979. Island residents and visitors gather to celebrate through scripture and song. Bring your own chair or blanket, flashlight to light your way and bug spray (just in case). A love offering will be collected to benefit local and island organizations. All are welcome. Meet Local Artist Myra Roberts Luminary Night from 5-7 p.m. Book Signing Wine & Cheese 630 Tarpon Bay Rd(near the Over Easy Cafe) Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9-5, Sat. 10-4www.sanibelartandframe.com 239-395-1350 To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 2, 201110 Churches/ TemplesANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH: 8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers Rev. Dr. Elias Bouboutsis Orthros Service Sunday 9 a.m. Divine Liturgy Sunday 10 a.m. Fellowship Programs, Greek School, Sunday School, Bible Study www.orthodox-faith.com 481-2099 BAT YAM-TEMPLE OF THE ISLANDS: The Reform Congregation of Bat Yam, Temple of the Islands, meets for Friday night services at 8 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, of the United Congregational Church, 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Call Temple President Dr. Michael Raab, at 395-1432 for more information. CAPTIVA CHAPEL BY THE SEA: The Rev. Thomas E. Nyman November 13, 2011 thru April 15, 2012 Sunday 11 a.m. 1-239-472-1646 FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST: 2950 West Gulf Dr., Sunday 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School 10:30 a.m., Wednesday evening meeting 7:30 p.m.; Reading room open, Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (November through March), Friday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (summer hours). 472-8684. SANIBEL COMMUNITY CHURCH: Sanibel Community Church: 1740 Periwinkle Way, 472-2684 Dr. Daryl Donovan, Senior Pastor Barb Nave, Associate Pastor Tom Walsh, Youth Pastor Sunday Worship Hours: 8 a.m. Traditional Service with Communion 9 a.m. Contemporary Service with Kids Church 10:45 a.m. Traditional Service 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, 9 and 11 a.m. Full Services, with Sunday School and LinC at 9 a.m., and Nursery Care at 9 and 11. 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., Friday at 8:30 a.m. Communion Service Mon. and Tues. at 8:30 a.m. Confession first Saturday of the month 9 a.m. by appointment. Holy Days please call. ST. MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS EPISCOPAL CHURCH: 2304 Periwinkle Way between the Bean and Baileys 239-472-2173 Rev. Dr. Ellen Sloan, Rector www.saintmichaels-sanibel.org Worship Services: Saturdays at 5 p.m. Sundays at 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday School (PreK-6thgr.) at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. 1st Wednesdays of the month Pot Luck Supper at 6:30 p.m. Morning Prayer: Tuesdays at 9 a.m. UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISTS OF THE ISLANDS: Meets on the first Sunday of each month from December through April at the Sanibel Congregational Church 2050 Periwinkle Way at 7:30 p.m. A pot luck is held at a members home on the third Sunday of each month. For more information call 433-4901 or email ryi139@aol.com. 2012 Island Bible StudySanibel Community Church 1740 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island8 Week Study of Our Lords ReturnMonday Evenings ~ 7:00 8:45 p.m. Beginning Monday, January 9 February 27Joel C. Rosenberg Guest Speaker on January 30thR.S.V.P. to reserve a spot!Dave and Jinny Kelby 239-472-2432 Al and Carol Larson 239-472-6534 Are you listening to the news and seeing what is happening in our world? Do you wonder if these are signs of the Lords Return? We believe that they are. This study will begin with a discussion group and have a Lecture at the end. It requires advanced weekly preparation. This is an exciting up to date and timely study that will make a positive difference in our life! Please join us for fun, fellowship, and meaningful growth! Holly & Ivy BazaarSanibel Community Church Womens Guild will be presenting the annual Holly & Ivy Bazaar on Friday, December 2 from noon to 9 p.m. The ladies have been busy and have handcrafted many beautiful items to the holiday booths. Donations of handcrafted items are welcome. The baked goods tables will offer homemade goodies, including buckeyes and premium bagged pecans again this year. Fudge and assorted candies and roasted nuts will also be available. The theme of Holly & Ivy provides a chance to decorate Fellowship Hall with wreaths and lighted trees. Hand-painted ornaments will again be available. A Holiday Boutique will feature many new items and donated jewelry. In addition, there will be a ailent Auction. All are welcome. Sanibel Community Church is located at 1740 Periwinkle Way, next to Jerrys Foods. Church Luminary Night EventsLuminary night at Sanibel Community Church is no ordinary spectacle, with all the lighting and the praise and special music on the stage. Happenings include a Christmas carol sing-along, Praise Team selections, and presentations from the Summit Pre-school and Logos children. Among the special musical highlights are soloists Bob Boling and Evan Rapalski, trombonist Ben Blycker, and the fanciful piano playing of Hannah Czoski. There will be a petting zoo and cookies and other treats will be offered. SCCs Sanctuary will be converted into A Walk Through Bethlehem, a living theatrical experience with tours of shops that might have been found in Bethlehem at the time of Jesus birth. The celebration begins at 6 p.m. The churchs Womens Guild will be presenting the annual Holly & Ivy Bazaar also on Friday, from noon to 9 p.m., selling hand-painted ornaments. A Holiday Boutique will feature many new items and jewelry. The baked goods tables will have homemade goodies, including buckeyes and premium bagged pecans. Fudge and assorted candies and roasted nuts will also be available. Sanibel Community Church is located at 1740 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. LOGOS Not So Silent NightThe LOGOS kids at Sanibel Community Church will celebrate a Not So Silent Night on Wednesday, December 7 from 3:30 to 7 p.m. It will be a joyful noise as they present a variety of Christmas carols. All children ages three years through 5th grade are welcome to join the LOGOS program. For more information, call Kathy Cramer at 472-2684. Unique Boutique, Bookery, BakeryThe Annual Unique Boutique, Bookery and Bakery sponsored by Sanibel Congregational Women in Mission (SCWIM) invites one and all on Saturday, December 3 at 9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and Sunday, December 4 at 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to step into a wonderful place filled with jewelry, crafts, art, antiques, collectibles, pottery, homemade baked goods, gently used books, and other gifts for the holidays. All proceeds will support SCWIMs area missions helping children, women and families. The Unique Boutique, Bookery & Bakery can be found at Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Call 472-0497 for more information. Successful Mission For Local Church Sanibel Congregational UCC was chosen to be a pacesetter for a nation-wide United Church of Christ effort called Mission 1. The nationwide goals of Mission 1, held from November 1, 2000 to November 11, 2011, were to collect 1 million items of food for local food pantries, $111,111 for national food-related ministries, $111,111 for famine relief in East Africa, and write 11,111 letters to Congress asking them to reform foreign aid so that it more effectively reaches the people in need. Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ members collected over 640 food items to donate to FISH and the Harlem Heights Food Pantry, over $4,000 for food-related ministries and East Africa famine relief, and wrote 25 letters to Congress. As a pacesetter, SCUCC helped the national campaign reach all its goals. Sanibel Congregational UCC is located at 2050 Periwinkle Way and is currently offering worship each Sunday at 7:45 a.m., 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday school for kindergarten through 5th grade, and LINC for 6th through 12th graders are offered at the 9 a.m. service, with nursery care available at 9 and 11 a.m. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


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15 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 2, 2011 Everyone Deserves A Slice of ParadisePIZZA 5 CRUST STLYES! "Crusty Curl Crust" Sicilian Style Crust (Deep Dish) Canape/Flatbread Crust Gluten Free Crust Parmesan Herb CrustTAKE OUT & DELIVERY ALL DAY! OPEN 11 AM CLOSE 7 DAYSTwo Sanibel Locations FREE DELIVERY1619 Periwinkle Way 472-1581 2496 Palm Ridge Rd. 472-3010/472-1023 Entertainment Nightly in Sanibels Social Scene1223 PERIWINKLE WAY, SANIBEL 472-1771 Happy Apps $5.95Sesame Encrusted Ahi Tuna, Crispy Fried Calamari, Chilled Oysters, Steamed Shrimp, BBQ Beef Satays, Snow Crab Legs, Chicken WingsSanibels Best HAPPY HOUR4 7 p.m. Nightly in the lounge2 for 1 DrinksCall & Well Liquor, Draft Beer Selections, Select House Wine THE ITALIAN KITCHEN 17th Anniversary Friday, December 2ndfor 17 Days 17% OFF*Food Items (Dine-in Only) Every 17th Customer receives Gi Certi cate*18% gratuity added before discount SCCF Christmas Cards By BoswellFor the fourth year running, Jaye Boswell has designed Christmas cards for Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation. The cards are on sale at the SCCF Native Plant Nursery. The featured creature this year is the gopher tortoise. SCCF manages habitat for approximately 250 gopher tortoises on Sanibel. The cards come in packets of 10 for $15 each. Call the Native Plant Nursery at 472-1932 for more information. Happy Holidays. Jaye Boswell Sprankle Adds New Carving To Refuge ExhibitBefore it was even finished, Jim Sprankles 2013 duck decoy already had sponsors in Bill and Annie Vanderbilt, part-time Sanibel residents. We didnt have a mottled duck yet in the collection, and I wanted to fill out the case, so I worked ahead a couple of years, said the prolific artist. Since the late 1960s, the famed Sanibel bird sculptor has been carving one decoy featuring a different species of duck each year. Last March, Sprankles collection, valued at $400,000, went on permanent display at the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge Education Center as a gift to the Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS). Sprankles historic collection, titled Folk Art to Fine Art, reflects the evolution of decoy-making from native American waterfowl lures made from dried grasses and reeds to contemporary decorative sculptures. Recently the artist added the mottled duck drake to the now 47-piece exhibit. He submitted his collection as part of a DDWS fundraiser to finance a childrens education boardwalk between the refuge and The Sanibel School. Each decoy was available for sponsorship at $2,500. It didnt take long before the ducks drew in around $125,000. In October, longtime refuge volunteer Milena Eskew, who turned 100 in November, sponsored the second to last remaining decoy. Only one sponsorship remains. In March 2012, the exhibit will grow in a different way. To enhance the educational value of Jims beautiful collection, we are working on an interactive computer station that will tell visitors more about each species of duck in the exhibit as well as a number of additional features, said Toni Westland, supervisory refuge ranger. When installed, it will have a bunch of cool features such as duck calls, fly way zones, a list of all the nations refuges by state, information on the junior duck stamp competition, and the history of the national duck stamp contest. Anyone interested in sponsoring the last Sprankle duck or making other taxdeductible gifts to DDWS should contact Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566, Ding Darling at 472-1100 ext. 4, or email dingdarlingsociety@gmail.com. Annie and Bill Vanderbilt, Jim Sprankle and Birgie Vertesch with the new mottled duck decoy


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 2, 201116 SERAT Safety Patrol At Calusa Blueway FestivalAs the Sunday, November 6 races of the Calusa Blueway Festival were finishing, there was a Lee County Marine Emergency Response Team (MERT) alert for a possible drowning adjacent to Span B of the Sanibel Causeway. Sanibel Emergency Response Assistance Team (SERAT) Boat One, Sanibel Fire & Rescue and the U.S. Coast Guard made the initial response to the area. The response was canceled when all people were found to be safe. SERAT, a unit of the Sanibel-Captiva Sail & Power Squadron, Coast Guard Auxiliary 9-10 and law enforcement vessels provided safety patrol for the Calusa Blueway Festival races held along the Sanibel Causeway on November 5 and 6. SERATs land-based radio control was used as the radio command center during the event. On November 5, SERAT vessels on safety patrol for the event were SERAT 1, Jim Strothers, captain, with Mike Neal and Bill Helfers as crew; SERAT 10, Lauren Coile, captain and John Plumb, crew; SERAT 33, Dave Ross, captain, Chap Vail and Bob Simpson, crew. Bill Keeney manned SERAT Control. On safety patrol on November 6 were SERAT 1, Jim Strothers, captain and Dave Kentner, crew; and SERAT 10, Lauren Coile, captain with John Plumb and Bob Allen, crew. SERAT Control was provided by Bill Keeney and Susie Kentner. SERAT, a unit of the Sanibel-Captiva Sail & Power Squadron, is a member of the Lee County Marine Emergency Response Team, has participated in multiple MERT drills, received CPR/AED training from Sanibel Fire & Rescue, provided navigational and boat handling instruction to Sanibel Fire and Police Departments, Captiva Fire and became a partner of the City of Sanibel Emergency Management Team. For more information about SERAT, contact Jim Strothers at serat@sanibelcaptivasps.org. Waverunners-Parasailing-Yamaha Scooters-Bicycles-Beach Chairs & Umbrellas-Sailboats Skimboards-SUPs-Golf Carts-Banana Boat Rides-Scoot Coupes-Cayo Costa WR Tours No-See-Um Repellent-Sunglasses-Freestyle & Momentum Watches-YOLO Gear-GoPro HD Sector 9-Arbor-Kahuna-Dregs-Gravity & Krown Longboards-Kahuna Big Stick-Beach Accessories-Indo Boards-Slackline-Kids Cl othing-Waboba-Zap Skimboards-Cool Hats YOLO Watersports, Inc. btnfrrbrbt rf r!f" rf r#$"!f" Reservations Required for All Cruises All Cruises(239)472-5300 www.captivacruises.com Call for departure time 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 2 1 2 1 for forUp to $25 ValuePresent this coupon for complimentary admission when a 2nd admission of equal or greater value is purchased. Offer not valid w/ any other discount or promotion. Must present coupon at time of purchase. Discount applies to regular prices. Expires 12/09/11Basic Course On Coastal Navigationsubmitted by Bob AllenThere is something special about boaters who maintain their craft and know how to handle it. Pride would be a good word. My wife and I were guests of a couple who know these waters and cruise them with charts, electronic navigation and visual checks. They always seem to dock without a problem and cruise with a light hand and are alert and considerate of other boaters. Steve Abbott is the certified instructior for a course on coastal navigation from 9:30 a.m. until noon on Saturday, December 10. It is a wonderful way for boaters to learn to boat with pride and take personal satisfaction in your skill. The cost is $40 and the course is given at St. Charles Yacht Club. Included are course slides, the book The Weekend Navigator and a Maptech CD for route planning. To register for the course, log onto http//www.usps.org/ cgi-bin-nat/eddept/cfind.cgi or contact Abbott at srabbott@att. net, or phone 395-9409. Steve Abbott, course instructor, and his wife Mary Paige Abbott ONE LARGE 16 CHEESE PIZZA PIZZA & & 10 10 WINGS WINGS Across from CVS in Palm Ridge PlaceDELIVERY AVAILABLE TUE.SAT PM CLOSECALL AHEAD 472-2555~ OPEN ~Mon. 7am-3pm Tues. Wed. & Thurs. 7am-8pm Fri & Sat. 7am-9pm Sun. SeasonalWinner 2010 Taste of the Islands Voted BEST PizzaWe now sell beer!VALID FROM 4-8PM PICK-UP ONLY. TOPPINGS EXTRA, $1 EACH. NOT VALID WITH OTHER COUPONS OR OFFERS. EXPIRES 12/09/11 $14.99 BUY ONE ICE CREAM GET ONE FREE 2440 PALM RIDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 2440 PALM R IDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 The The NFL Ticket NFL Ticket SPECIALS SPECIALS BEER & WINE BEER & WINE 28 BEERS ON TAP! 28 BEERS ON TAP!Check us out Check us out on facebook on facebook


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ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 2, 201118 Why Alligators Are Important And How To Live With Themby Ruth Woodham, Board Member, Committee of the IslandsNote: In a series of recent commentaries, Committee of the Islands has drawn attention to the fact that reporting a nuisance alligator here on Sanibel usually results in the destruction (killing) of the animal, not in its relocation. Here we explore how and why we should learn to live with these remarkable creatures. Alligators first appeared on earth around 35 million years ago, but only two species remain in the world today: the American and Chinese alligator. American alligators are found throughout the southeastern United States, including a large population in Florida. Having shared the habitat with the dinosaurs and survived some major planetary events, alligators began facing the greatest challenge to their survival early in the 20th century -with the ever-increasing migration of humans to the warmer climates in the southeastern states. This included the barrier islands of Sanibel and Captiva. Alligator numbers were severely reduced by humans in the 1960s and s by contamination of their natural habitat, by harvesting them for meat and hides, by increasing agricultural and industrial development, and by the perceived threat to the safety of humans. The federal government listed alligators as endangered in 1970, and by 1987 they were declared recovered but threatened. In Florida the animal was classified as threatened in 1974 and down-listed to species of special concern in 1979. Dee Serage Century, a wildlife expert at the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, includes a comprehensive history of alligators on Sanibel in her wildlife presentations at the SCCF facility. Serage is also available to talk to homeowners associations that share their property with alligators. Anyone who has not heard her speak is encouraged to check SCCF for her talks at the facility as well as her availability to speak to individual groups. Three Keys to Living With Alligators 1. Understand the ecological role that alligators play in the environment. The alligators importance to its environment is so high that it is referred to as a keystone species. It can eat practically any prey, helping to regulate animal populations. Too many of any species places burdens on other populations and on parts of the habitat. During dry seasons (especially in the Everglades) gators dig water holes that provide essential habitats for fish and other wildlife. They are sentries for nesting birds. Birds will nest in trees and brush over the water so that predators such as raccoons must reach the nest by water and risk becoming alligator food. Alligator nests are sometimes shared by turtles that lay their eggs in the lower section of the nest to incubate in optimal levels of temperature and moisture plus being guarded by a fierce mother gator. If harvested legally under proper licenses and permits issued by the Florida Fish & wildlife Conservation Commission, alligators provide a source of food and income to some who would otherwise be unable to support themselves. The current reality TV program Swamp People is an example. For an unfortunate example of illegal misuse, readers are referred to Charles LeBuffs Sanybel Light, Chapter16, The Gator War. LeBuff describes leading a group of Audubon Society birders on a field trip along the Sanibel River in October 1965 when buzzards alerted them to a poachers kill. He uncovered 29 alligator carcasses, all from animals four to seven feet in length. 2. Be alert to the possibility of their presence. Alligators can occur anywhere there is water. Although they prefer fresh water, they have been found in brackish water and marine salt water. Never wade, swim or fish in waters where large alligators are likely to occur, especially at dusk or night. Never feed alligators; it is illegal. Normally alligators avoid humans, but alligators that have been fed lose their natural fear of humans and associate them with food. Feeding changes alligator behavior and they may become dangerous. Keep children and pets away from waters edge wherever alligators are likely to be present. Do not allow dogs to swim or explore waters that are known to have alligators. Keep dogs on a leash when walking them. There are far more alligator attacks on dogs than on humans mostly because of the size of the potential prey. Keep cats indoors. Mating season for alligators occurs from mid-April through May. After building a nest in a sheltered spot in or near water the female alligator lays her eggs, which incubate in about 65 days. Be aware of this period and avoid nests and recently hatched gators. Their mothers are very protective. It is rare for an alligator to chase humans unless they are near its nest or threaten it in some other way. If the animal makes an aggressive charge, run fast and straight. Alligators have sharp claws and powerful tails to help them push their bodies up. Fences for protection should be more than 4.5 feet tall. Do not clear the landscape to the waters edge where alligators are known to be. Planting tall grasses or other vegetation will serve as a barrier to discourage them from leaving the water. Serage reminds people who are disturbed by an alligator basking in the sun that during the winter months alligators are not eating. Their body temperatures must be at 72 degrees to eat. Because they are cold-blooded reptiles, the sun is important to keep their temperatures up. Many go for three to four months and up to six months without eating during the colder winter months. According to her, practically all negative encounters occur in the summer months. Alligators make terrible pets. It is illegal to possess or take an alligator without the proper licenses and permits. Alligators are purely instinctual hunters and do not show affection. Alligators will never love the hand that feeds them. 3. Respect the unique and special nature of Sanibel as a barrier sanctuary island. From the very beginning Sanibel has always been described as special and unique. Official recognition of Sanibel and Captivas uniqueness occurred in 1939 when the Florida Legislature passed a Special Act (Chapter 1936) to establish a Game and Fish Refuge for the islands of Sanibel and Captiva. Following this designation, the Sanibel National Wildlife Refuge was designated in 1945 to include all of Sanibel. The state continued to sell off pieces of the nearly 2,000 acres of state-owned land on Sanibel. Various environmental groups took up the cause to preserve the land over the years until the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge was dedicated on February 4, 1978. Because of this legacy as a special sanctuary island, Sanibel residents incorporated as a city in 1974 to protect the island from overdevelopment. A comprehensive history of Sanibel Island, its lighthouse, the National Wildlife Refuge and the early pioneers who made it all possible is recorded in Charles LeBuffs book, Sanybel Light, published in 1998 by Amber Publishing, Sanibel. On September 3, 1996, the Sanibel Plan was amended to include the Sanibel Vision Statement with Ordinance #96-06; it was reinforced in March 2007, when a referendum to include the statement in the city charter was passed by the voters. The Sanibel Vision Statements definition of sanctuary states that: Sanibel is and shall remain a barrier island Sanctuary, one in which a diverse population lives in harmony with the islands wildlife and natural habitats. The Sanibel community must be vigilant in the protection and enhancement of its sanctuary characteristics. Alligators are included! Committee of the Islands welcomes your input on this subject. Email your comments to coti@coti.org. You can find commentaries on other island issues on our website at coti.org. You can also visit Committee of the Islands on Facebook. G R I L LR A W B A RSEAFOOD IF OUR SEAFOOD WERE ANY FRESHER, WE WOULD BE SERVING IT UNDER WATERTHE LAZY FLAMINGOBeautiful Downtown Santiva 6520-C Pine Avenue472-5353 LAZY FLAMINGO 316501 Stringfellow Road Bokeelia283-5959 LAZY FLAMINGO 2Beautiful Downtown Sanibel 1036 Periwinkle Way472-6939 LAZY FLAMINGO 412951 McGregor Boulevard Fort Myers476-9000 Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com


19 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 2, 2011 472-9300 Located at Periwinkle & Casa Ybel1700 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL Store Hours Every Day 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.Santa will be present from 5:30 7:30 pm Free photos with SantaSAX MUSIC by Local Musician Ken LimeriHappy Holidays To All! Girl Scouts serving Hot Dogs & Sodas (Donations Welcome!) Wine & Food Tastings Served JOIN US JOIN US LUMINARY NIGHTFRIDAY, DECEMBER 2ND SCCF Wildlife Tour at the Dunes Take a wildlife tour by golf cart at The Dunes to see alligators and birds. Last season eagles and crocodile were also spotted. The golf course lakes are surrounded by Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation preserved lands, making for great wildlife viewing. The tour starts at 4 p.m. from The Dunes clubhouse. Call The Dunes for reservations at 472-3355 and ask for Julayne. Cost is $20 per adult and $10 for children. First monthly tour is Tuesday, December 6, and then the first Tuesday of every month through April. Gator And Crocodile Tales At SCCF The Biology of Alligators and Crocodiles is an ancient tale of survival. On Wednesday, December 7 at 10 a.m., head to the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation and learn how to live with these living dinosaurs to ensure our safety and their survival on the islands. Following the program take a walk on the trails to see an alligator nest that hatched this summer. Yes, the female crocodile released on Sanibel last summer is still here. Did she nest this summer? Like all reptiles, eggs can be laid even if they have not been fertilized. Call SCCF at 472-2329 for more information. SCCF is located at 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Alligator photo by Philip Puschel A seven-foot female with her pod of babies that hatched this summer at The Sanctuary photo courtesy Kyle Sweet Outdoor & Indoor Dining Take-Out Pet Friendly Patio Baked Goods Beer & Wine Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerOlde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Rd.239.472.2625Breakfast, Lunch Daily 7am 2:30pm Dinner Tues Sat: 4pm 8pm OvereasyCafeSanibel.com Island Paws A Very Unique Pet Shop! Just Three Doors DownNOW SERVING DINNERWeve Got Your BennyDipptf!gspn!Usbejujpobm-!Sfvcfo-!Tbojcfm!Tisjnq-! Opwb!Tnplfe!Tbmnpo-!Wfsz!Wfhhjf-!ps!Zb.Bmm t!Tpvuifso! Fhht!Cfofejdu/!!Dpnf!usz! fn!bmm/ Reuben Benedict toasted English muffin topped with 1000 island dressing, grilled corned beef, two poachers & hollandaise sauce.Tues thru Sat: 4pm-8pm Outdoor & Indoor Dining Take-Out Pet Friendly Patio Baked Goods Beer & Wine Breakfast & Lunch Breakfast & Lunch Daily 7am 2:30pm OvereasyCafeSanibel.com


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 2, 201120 Change Up The Plan As Conditions Varyby Capt. Matt MitchellThe week brought all kinds of conditions, from glassy smooth, perfect days to windy and really rough the next. These quickly changing conditions are typical of winter. They did bring lots of different opportunities to anglers even though I often had to change up the days game plan. One day I would be out running crab pots along the beaches, sight-fishing in crystal clear water for tripletail and enjoying some awesome Southwest Florida winter time conditions, then the next day I would be hunkered down and hiding on the leeward side of the bay from the strong east winds fishing in dirty windblown water with zero visibility. Being flexible and ready to fish anything that the day brings is what keeps the rod bent. During calm periods, fishing out along the beaches produced really good action. Tripletail were caught running crab buoys from Naples to Boca Grande. I was thrilled to see how many smaller tripletail were out there. One day while running pots I counted over 40 small fish. This is a great sign as tripletail are one of the fastest growing fish in the ocean and these fish will be over the 15-inch minimum size soon. Running more than 50 miles of crab pots one day, we ended up with an 11-pounder and a six-pounder in the box. We also saw several bigger fish, one of which was in the 20-pound class, the size of a garbage can lid. With conditions so calm many of the tripletail seemed much more spooky than usual and would quickly vanish when presented with a bait. A few of the many crab buoys we ran also held cobia. Though not big enough to be legal size they are fun to catch and put up a real good fight on light tackle. Acres of Spanish mackerel were easy to spot breaking the surface gulfside too, along with some bonita crashing through the mix. In and around the passes was also a good place to be when conditions were not crazy rough. The edges of Captiva Pass held good numbers of redfish with my best day of redfish action coming there this week. Bouncing shrimp and pinfish on the bottom caught 10-plus redfish on the incoming tide one morning. All were between 22 and 25 inches and were bright silver in color compared to the more copper-colored models we catch in the sound and river. We also caught and released a few snook in Captiva Pass, although they were all on the small side. The sheepshead bite along the wall and on the docks at Redfish Pass is really starting to kick off. The cold front that will arrive this week should really fire off this bite. The pilings of the Sanibel Causeway are also a good spot to catch some bigger sheepshead. Live shrimp and fiddler crabs rigged on a small sliding sinker and light wire hook is the best way to catch these quick biting fish. As we get into our winter time conditions these are one of the few species that are turned on by the cold weather. Though not one of the more glamorous species, these crustacean feeders are one of our winter staples. With trout, snook and grouper seasons all closed, if youre looking for a fish dinner sheepshead are plentiful and seem to feed no matter what the conditions. When the tide has been up high enough during windy days, I have been exploring and spending quite a bit of time fishing from the southern end of Matlacha pass to the causeway. This big area has great tide movement and is loaded with oyster bars, mangrove islands and grass flats. It gets very little fishing pressure as it is slow speed zone and hard to access because it is shallow. Most boats just ride right by it on the way up and down the river to fish somewhere else. This wide open area takes some time to learn but it has been holding some big redfish. They seem to follow the mullet schools, feeding on what the they stir up from the bottom. Setting up and putting out a four-rod spread of cut baits and waiting them out produced redfish up to 31 inches this week. If Im looking for a big redfish as a topper fish for the days trip, its usually worth camping out over there. Although this whole area is pretty much within minutes of my neighborhood, until the last year or two I never really fished or explored it too much. It never hurts to have many places close to home to fish on these windy crazy days of winter.Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions email captmattmitchell@aol.com. ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. 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21 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 2, 2011schools, feeding on what the they stir up from the bottom. Setting up and putting out a four-rod spread of cut baits and waiting them out produced redfish up to 31 inches this week. If Im looking for a big redfish as a topper fish for the days trip, its usually worth camping out over there. Although this whole area is pretty much within minutes of my neighborhood, until the last year or two I never really fished or explored it too much. It never hurts to have many places close to home to fish on these windy crazy days of winter.Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions email captmattmitchell@aol.com. Cruise Celebrates Winter SolsticeCaptiva Cruises will be hosting a special cruise to celebrate the winter solstice on Tuesday December 21, the shortest day of the year, and to benefit The Randell Research Centers (RRC) Calusa Heritage Trail. The cruise will depart from McCarthys Marina on Captiva and travel the waters of Pine Island Sound. Emmy Awardwinning and Grammy-nominated flutist and composer Kat Epple will be performing during the cruise. Epples music will be interspersed with a narrative defining the winter solstice as well as identifying and discussing planets and stars. Long before people started celebrating Christmas or Hanukah, ancient cultures celebrated the winter solstice and the coming of more daylight. Being out on the water at night is an incredible experience; share in this timeless and universal fascination with the night skies. This Special Winter Solstice Cruise benefiting the Randell Research Center will be on Wednesday December 21 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and cost $65 per person. A full-service cash cocktail bar will be available on Captiva Cruises Lady Chadwick, and light hors doeuvres and wine will be complimentary. The Randell Research Center (RRC), a program of The Florida Museum of Natural History, is dedicated to learning and teaching the archeology, history and ecology of Southwest Florida. The RRC has established and maintains the Calusa Heritage Trail around the internationally significant Pineland archeological site, a massive shell mound site encompassing more than 200 acres along the mangrove coastline of Pine Island. Captiva Cruises offers weekly cruises to the Calusa Heritage Trail focusing on the fishing cultures of Pine Island Sound. Kat Epple uses her music and her work for environmental and humanitarian awareness. She has amassed a large collection of flutes from cultures around the world, which she features in her original compositions and CD albums. Her music has been described as celestial yet earthly, primeval, and innovative. Epple specializes in Calusa-inspired music, and created the music for many Calusa documentaries, including The Domain of the Calusa, and the dance performance Calusa with the David Parsons Dance Company. Reservations are required. Additional information and reservations may be obtained by calling Captiva Cruises at 472-5300. Sanibel Captiva Sail & Power SquadronOver time, boat engines have become more sophisticated with the advances in electronics. An eight-week course of morning sessions will start January 17, offered by the Sanibel Captiva Sail & Power Squadron. This marine engines course will be held at the Sanibel Captiva Community Bank Whether you wish to be able to be your own mechanic, to have the knowledge to communicate with your mechanic, or know how to select the correct type of engine in your future boat, this course will help. Do you want inboard or outboard, twoor four-cycle, or diesel? The course includes actually seeing engine parts. When at sea with engine problems you will have a better idea of what to do. You will learn the way to do your summer lay-up or your fall launch. The course is $75 for members and a bit more for non-members. Certified instructor Tom Niswonger has given updated versons of this course in each of the past six years. He has owned over a dozen boats of various engine types. Contact him by mail at 1137 Golden Olive Court, Sanibel or call 395-9296. One of several types of boat engines Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com Lunch: 7 Days a Week Dinner: Monday Saturday, Sunday Seasonally Sunday Brunch Begins New Years Day Sunday Brunch Begins New Years Day $25 adults, $12 kids MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW FOR CHRISTMAS EVE BUFFET MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW FOR CHRISTMAS EVE BUFFET3 p.m. 8 p.m. $34 adults, $14 kidsCatering Available 1100 Par View Drive Sanibel 472-4394 NOW OPEN! NOW OPEN!Contemporary Comfort Food Classics HAPPY HOUR HAPPY HOUR4 6 Every Day 18 Beers On Tap


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 2, 201122 CROW Case Of The Week: Wood Storkby Emilie AlfinoThis juvenile male wood stork arrived at CROW on October 13 and became CROWs 3,707th case of the year; CROW is currently over 4,030 cases for 2011. He was found standing in one spot for three days straight in a pond in Fort Myers. CROW sent Rehabilitator Colleen Goff and a volunteer to rescue the bird. On the drive back to CROW, it appeared three separate times that the stork had died; his condition was that grave.When he arrived at the clinic, he was incredibly weak and emaciated. He couldnt hold his head up or move at all. Staff found no fractures yet the bird couldnt stand, presenting a very big mystery.The X-rays found nothing suspicious: no hooks, no gunshot, and no broken bones. He had some plaque lesions in his mouth, indicating infection. A plaque lesion is a buildup of some sort of infection it doesnt have to be encased in skin and does not always have to appear tumor-like, but it is possible that they can. Blood work and cytology was done to help solve the mystery. Results showed a severe infection of several types of bacteria. He was put on intensive supportive care: subcutaneous fluids, heat because he couldnt maintain his body temperature on his own, pain medications and an antibiotic called Baytril that works against a wide range of bacteria. He also required antibiotic ointment in his eyes because he was so weak he couldnt blink. Staff had to tube feed him. We all thought that he wasnt going to make it, said CROW Wildlife Rehabilitator Robin Bast. The next day he was still weak and couldnt move his head. We were doing physical therapy three times a day because he couldnt move his legs or wings by himself, Bast explained. If we didnt move them for him, the muscles could atrophy and he wouldnt be able to use them again. Two days after he came in, finger mullet was added to his diet via force feeding. By the 18th he was starting to show signs of getting stronger. He could maybe move a leg or something by himself. At that point he was starting to blink on his own, so we discontinued eye meds but continued everything else plus vitamin injections, said Bast. We started with both subcutaneous and IO (intraosseous, which means in the bone) fluids, then switched to just subcutaneous fluids. The bone catheter stayed in until the 19th. Still, the stork had problems keeping food down. Both with the tube and force feedings, sometimes he would regurgitate because he couldnt handle it. Its a delicate balance between giving them the food they need to maintain weight and the energy needed to heal, while being mindful of what their body can handle and digest in its delicate state, Bast said. Because the bird was down, staff had to clean his vent where feces comes from three times a day. Its not the most pleasant job, Bast said. It highlights the fact that wildlife medicine isnt all fun. It can be a dirty job too. But if you work in this field, you care so much for the creatures in your care that you do everything in your power, glamorous or not, to help them heal. Shortly after the IO catheter was removed, the stork was sitting up on his hocks on his own. At that point we fashioned a sling out of an ordinary fabric reusable grocery bag, Bast explained. We cut out leg holes and taped it to a cage. We would put him in the sling and he was able to be upright for about four hours a day. At that point he had stopped regurgitating fish and was able to hold his food better but still didnt have control of his head. Two days later he was controlling moving his head from side to side. By the 23rd, a little over a week later, he was standing on his own. His head was still drooping slightly and he couldnt stand for very long periods of time, but was able to stand on his own, Bast stated. We continued antibiotics and force feeding but he soon started to eat fish on his own.Two days later, the stork was walking and standing well, so he was put outside in CROWs pelican cage during the day Bast refers to it as day camp and continued with antibiotics and vitamin injections. He spent his days outside for physical therapy and came back in at night.Shortly afterward, he started trying to fly but he wasnt strong enough to get very far, Bast said. He flapped his wings but wasnt flying. He was kept outside in the pelican compound for the rest of his rehabilitation once his medications and force feeding were discontinued.This juvenile wood stork, which came to CROW so near death, was released November 11 on Sanibel. We released him on Sanibel because we suspected the reason he was so ill was that he had some kind of toxin in his system that he picked up where he originally came from, Bast explained. We didnt think it was a good idea to put him back exactly where he came from, and the wood stork flock hed been with was gone. We found a flock on Sanibel and a volunteer and Colleen Goff released him into that flock, since they are social birds.Toxins can do strange things to the body, Bast stated. Its hard to know exactly what he got into but once the body is weakened, secondary infection can take over. Animals usually get into something humans have placed in the environment (chemicals), but red tide (an algal bloom that can have toxic effects on wildlife) can also be a cause. I really like this storks story, because when he came in we thought he was a long shot and it was exciting to see him come back from being so ill. It reminds me why I love my job.CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a nonprofit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from the Gulf Coast of Florida. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Visit www.crowclinic.org or call 472-3644. CROW volunteer Colleen Goff releasing the bird into a flock of wood storks on Sanibel The stork gaining strength in his outdoor day camp ***** ***


SeriesNewOpportunitiesatShell Point FREE a non-profit ministry of The Christian and Missionary Alliance FoundationShell Point Retirement Community is located in Fort Myers, 2 miles before the Sanibel Causeway.2011 Shell Point. All rights reserved. SLS-1968-11 Dec.5 Yoonie Han, Pianist at 7pm. South KoreanYoonie Han has been widely acclaimed as a rising star. She has received the highest accolades here and abroad. Her stellar performances have been heard at fine venues such as Carnegie Hall, and Peter Jay Sharp Theater at the Julliard School. Space is imited. Tickets are $25. To purchase tickets please call (239) 454-2067. Dec.7,13,21 Discover Shell Point Tour & Presentation at 10am. Join us for a group presentation about the Lifestyle and Lifecare available at Shell Point followed by a narrated bus tour of the community. Light refreshments will be provided. Call (239) 466-1131 to reserve your place.Mon.Wed. &Fri.Shell Point Train Room from 1:30 to 3:30pm. The Gulf Coast Model Railroad is open for tours. Visitors can see this 40 x 40 foot model train layout thats shaped like the state of Florida with Tallahassees old Capitol Building, Epcot and Disney World, and Kennedy Space Center with an orbiting Space Shuttle. Group tours can be scheduled. For information please call (239) 454-2152. Dec.8 Christmas with Boston Brass at 7:30pm. The 25th anniversary tour of Boston Brass will feature music from two holiday recordings, Christmas Bells Are Swingin, and The Stan Kenton Christmas Carols.Tickets are $35. To purchase tickets please call (239) 454-2067. Dec.10,11 A Traditional European Christmas Celebration with Jan Mulder, pianist Dec.10 at 2:15pm and Dec.11 at 6:15pm. The Village Church Choir will join the Festival Orchestra and special guest performer, Dutch pianist Jan Mulder, to present A Traditional European Christmas Celebration. Mulder will perform traditional carols and a few contemporary classics. Tickets are $10. To purchase tickets please call (239) 454-2147 or visit www.shellpoint.org/villagechurch.Dec.19 Holiday Pops by The Southwest Florida Symphonyat 7:30pm.Vocalist Sara DellOmo, the first female featured soloist with the Presidents Own Marine Band, joins Composer/ Conductor Jim Stephenson and the Orchestra in swinging versions of Xpopular holiday favorites. Tickets are $25. To purchase tickets, please call (239) 454-2067.Dec.22,23,26,&27 Home For the Holidays from 10am to 4pm. When family is home for the holidays, there is no better time to plan for your future healthcare needs and discuss assisted living. Shell Point assisted living representatives will be on hand for two days prior and two days following Christmas to tour you and your family around the assisted living buildings and to answer all of your questions. You are encouraged to stop by on the day and time that works best for you! Call 239-454-2077. The public is invited and many of these events are (239) 466-1131 www.shellpoint.orgShell Points Life Enrichment Series offers the opportunity to discover new things about yourself and the world you live in. Concerts, presentations, lectures, shows, special events, and more!Visit www.shellpoint.org/LES for full listings of this months events! FREE FREE Dec. 2011 FREE 23 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 2, 2011


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 2, 201124 Plant SmartTo Prune Or Not To Pruneby Gerri ReavesLook around after a tropical storm and youll notice that one tree in particular has weathered conditions unscathed. If theres a hurricane-proof tree, its the cabbage palm (Sabal palmetto), Floridas state tree. Also called sabal palm, it has evolved to withstand the challenges of the subtropical climate winds, drought, pests, and fire and is deeply anchored in the earth by large taproot. The cabbage palms foliage is naturally spherical in shape and the tree is self-pruning. Some gardeners prefer to remove the trees lower fronds for neatness, but green fronds should be left on the tree. Removing green fronds compromises the tree by making it more susceptible to pests and robbing it of the nutrients gained through photosynthesis. Harsh pruning or hurricane cuts definitely are not recommended. Such cuts render the tree more vulnerable to wind damage. To properly prune the tree, maintain the to 3 oclock configuration at a minimum. That means that the bottom fronds spread from the crown horizontal to the ground. Trimming beyond that, say in an to 1 oclock or carrot-top configuration, stresses and damages the tree, making it likely that the top will snap in a gust of wind. Once that happens, the tree will die. Another reason to avoid over-pruning is that if the tree is on a subdivision, commercial, or industrial development site, it violates the Lee County Land Development Codes designed to allow required trees to grow into normal, mature landscape features. Consider leaving the inflorescences on the tree, too. The tiny creamy flowers develop into black berries that wildlife depend upon. A little restraint in palm pruning will save you time and money. It might even save your tree. Sources: leegov.com and fnps.org. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. Carrot-topping and hurricane cuts not only damage trees, but incur removal and replacement costs for homeowners photos by Gerri Reaves The cabbage palms natural spherical shape withstands hurricanes and protects the heart at the base of the fronds Touring An Organic Farm With SCCFBy Emilie AlfinoAbout 14 people joined Audrey Fusco of the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation recently for a hay-ride tour of Worden Farm in Punta Gorda, where all the growing area is certified organic and with many more acres of woodlands/natural habitat surrounding the farm that will remain conservation land. Florida is slow to come to organic, said co-owner Eva Worden. The tradition of agriculture here is large-scale industrial farming or small backyard farming, with nothing in between. And with no winter, insects and diseases that affect vegetable crops and fruits dont have a chance to die down. There is a lot of challenge in organic gardening here, but we have proven its possible. Organic refers to the way agricultural products are grown and processed. Organic food production is based on a system of farming that maintains and replenishes soil without the use of toxic pesticides and fertilizers. Organic foods are minimally processed without artificial ingredients, preservatives, or irradiation. Farm manager Elissa explained to the tour group that it takes three years to change the soil over from conventional farming to certified organic. A pond on the farm is used for irrigation. They check the quality of the water so they can be sure no chemical run-off generated outside of their property enters their water system, Fusco explained. The farm uses two shade houses; in one they have seed trays and start the plants. When the seeds get large enough to transplant, they put them into the other house and let them grow. Then they plant them into spaces outside in a raised bed that contains very good soil. They cover the beds with mulch made of biodegradable plastic. One side of it is white and the other is black. The black side is turned up during the winter to heat the beds, and the white side is turned up during spring and fall to keep the beds cool. We also learned that an easy way to know if produce is organic or conventional is to check the code: certified organic produce has five digits while produce that comes from non-certified farms has four digits, said Fusco. The Wordens created their farm from nothing. Co-owner Chris Wordens grandfather was a dairy farmer in Pennsylvania. Eva Wordens family grew avocados in Homestead, Florida. We wanted to be in Florida because it was a good challenge and we like the weather and the community, Eva Worden said. The couple farmed organically in the Northeast for 20 years prior to starting in Florida. The SCCF group was at the farm for about 1 hours. They saw a short video about the farm and Community Supported Agriculture prior to the tour, learning about the seeding process, the types of crops grown, inter-cropping, and the irrigation system. We learned on the tour, for example, that Worden Farms plants lettuce next to tomatoes, on the outer side of the tomatoescontinued on page 35 Rebecca Grotian, Kate Brumfield, and Audrey Fusco, workers with SCCFs Native Plant Nursery; and Joe Stack, an intern with JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge Elissa, manager of Worden Farm


25 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 2, 2011From High Salinity To No Salinity For Caloosahatcheeby Rae Ann Wessel, SCCF Natural Resource Policy DirectorWhat a year of water quality challenges it has been! Beginning in October 2010, we were in a critical drought, the driest October in 50 years that was not relieved by the very moderate wet season we experienced this summer. In fact, we were very, very concerned that the drought conditions we suffered last year would pale by comparison to the coming year because of the rainfall deficit. Just in the nick of time, three rain events in October changed all that, providing 264 percent of our average October rainfall over a three-week period, making last month the wettest October in 80 years. In one year we went from the driest October in 50 years to the wettest October in 80 years! This is an excellent example of the flashiness of south Floridas channelized greater Everglades watershed, which was constructed for flood control and where extremes seem to be more normal than normal conditions. This Octobers rain dropped the salinity in the Caloosahatchee precipitously, as you can see in the graph of salinity readings at Fort Myers SCCFs real-time water quality RECON sensor. You can observe real-time water quality and plot graphs of selected sites and parameters on our RECON website at http://recon. sccf.org or from the link on SCCFs website homepage, www.sccf.org. The importance of salinity extremes is the impact they have on native, local wildlife and their habitats. During drought conditions, if water managers cut off all freshwater flow, as they have in the past, the tapegrass habitat is decimated. Tapegrass beds support the endangered manatee in its wintering ground upriver as well as fish and shellfish, snook fry, blue crabs, clams and shrimp. During very wet conditions, excess water is disproportionately dumped down the Caloosahatchee from Lake Okeechobee, bringing nutrient pollution and darkcolored water that cause algal blooms and block light needed by seagrasses. Without light, these plants cant provide oxygen needed by fish and shellfish. We continue to provide weekly data and recommendations to both the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and South Florida Water Management District regarding the management of water. Our objective is to get water from the lake to the Caloosahatchee when it is needed in the dry season, and to prevent huge dumps of water when lake levels are high, in order to support healthy aquatic conditions and habitat in the river, estuary and coastal waters. It is an ongoing battle and we welcome all concerned voices to help make that point. SCCF, working with our west coast stakeholders, sends weekly conditions reports to the water managers and local legislators. You can read these reports and background information on conditions on our website at http://www. sccf.org/content/201/CaloosahatcheeCondition-Reports.aspx. Healthy water conditions would keep salinity at or below 10 psu at Fort Myers. Notice that for nine months the Caloosahatchee was outside of desirable conditions, with salinities too high or too low, which results in serious harm to water quality, fisheries and habitat. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com Kerri Schopf (14) of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, found a junonia at Blind Pass while staying at Pointe Santo. Kerri said, I have joined the Junonia club in my family! Shells Found Kerri Schopf and family 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 MusicShare your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 2, 201126 From page 17Lecture SeriesIn 1986 he received his bachelors degree in marine science from Southampton College. He received his masters degree in 1993 and doctorate in 1999 from the University of South Florida. His masters research focused on the biology of juvenile tarpon and his doctoral research focused on zooplankton responses to changes in food supply. Youth Orchestra Season OpensThe Southwest Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra season opens with a Fall Concert December 4 at 7 p.m. in the Cypress Lake High School Auditorium. The performance will include Sibelius Finlandia and Bernsteins West Side Story. The Sinfonietta, string orchestra and five chamber ensembles will also perform. The Youth Symphony, under the direction of Maestro Michael Hall ,and the Sinfonietta, under the direction of Nanette Grant, will perform a program of captivating classics, featuring the talents of these energetic ensembles. The Symphony Youth Orchestra is a talented group of auditioned area students who are trained and rehearse with professional musicians from the Southwest Florida Symphony. Tickets are $7 and are available at the door or by contacting the box office 4181500 Members of the Youth Symphony will take the stage side by side with the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra for two works by Rimsky-Korsakov on Saturday, December 17 at 8 p.m. at the Holiday Pops Timeless Treasures concert. Art For The Cure Seeks Artists To Aid Kanzius Cancer Research ProjectOnce, again the John Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation is seeking aid from the generous members of the Sanibel/Captiva and surrounding countys Art Community. The fundraiser, Art For The Cure, will be held at Traders Restaurant on March 25. All proceeds will fund the ongoing research at M.D. Anderson Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh which has proven that human cancer cells, in animals, can be killed without surgery, chemotherapy, radiation or significant side effects. With the communitys help, the ability to apply this technology to humans is within reach. In todays world, we have all been touched by this devastating disease. It has no regard for age or gender; and we are all subject to the suffering and heartache it brings. Please help us beat the disease that until recently, was considered to be unbeatable, said Marian Denk, who is helping organize the art event. By donating a piece of your artwork, you give of yourself. This single act of kindness and generosity could be the last piece of a puzzle whose completion will save millions of lives across the globe, Denk added.. If you can help, call Denk. She will also assist with delivery or pick up of your donation. Call her at 630-532-4861, 630-969-2516, or, after January 5, at 3959159. Shell Museum In Fossil ShowThe Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum will have an informational booth at the Fossil Club of Lee Countys 2011 Fossil Show at the Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium on Saturday, December 3, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $3 and children under 12 are free.The museum will also sell T-shirts and fossil books during the show. Development CityYear BuiltSquare FootageListing PriceSelling PriceDays on Market Renaissance Fort Myers2007 3,750 1,069,000950,000 27 Caloosa View Fort Myers1961 2,301 895,000720,000 237 Shadow Wood PreserveFort Myers2007 3,098 695,000680,000 184 Cartwrights SubdivisionBonita Springs1999 1,697 348,900337,500 52 Unit 1 Part 2 Cape Coral1968 1,825 350,000325,000 48 Gateway Fort Myers2005 3,794 349,000320,000 32 Cape Coral Cape Coral1979 1,964 308,900290,000 308 No DevelopmentBokeelia1976 349,000280,000 514 No DevelopmentCape Coral2000 3,664 299,900277,500 99 Emerson SquareFort Myers2006 2,000 284,999270,000 104Courtesy of Royal Shell Real EstateTop 10 Real Estate Sales Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com


27 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 2, 2011Cubs Donate Bird Houses To CROWCROWs Healing Winds Visitor Center was abuzz with activity November 19 when Wolf Pack 330 of Fort Myers came to earn their CROW Fun Patch. After a short introductory movie, Ava Hinojosa, managing director, led them on a tour of the Healing Winds Visitor Center to observe the live feeds of the otters and pelicans and to engage the scouts using the interactive activities available at the center. The scouts then began to work on their first activity, How and When to Rescue. Educational Co-Chair Lynn Ridlehoover led them through Found a Baby Mammal? When Do You Rescue? question-and-answer session. The scouts were each given materials to create a Rescue Box for baby birds, turtles and rabbits. Bev Ball, a veteran volunteer and program presenter at CROW, demonstrated the proper way to approach a baby animal that is injured or is in imminent danger. Several Cub Scouts volunteered to show their expertise and soon all the scouts were engaged in the rescue process. First they assembled their rescue boxes using a green shoebox, a CROW label with emergency number and a piece of toweling for the bottom of the box. Next they demonstrated how to rescue with life-sized replicas of a baby crow, baby turtle, burrowing owl and a baby rabbit. The next activity was led by Bev Ball. Ball demonstrated the proper way to move a gopher tortoise across a road and also how to pick one up, if deemed necessary. She spoke about the reasons gopher tortoises come to CROW. She also explained that a hospital stay for a gopher tortoise can be a long one due to their slow metabolism. Then it was down to the gopher tortoise grazing area to learn and observe their feeding habits, injuries sustained and the excellent care given at CROW. At the present time, only groups engaged in the Fun Patch Program have access to the grazing area. Back at the Healing Winds Visitor Center, the Cub Scouts presented the birdhouses they built for CROW. Hinojosa presented Dennis Wisniewski, Wolf Den 1 Leader with a token of appreciation for the donation of the birdhouses. Lynn Ridlehoover presented each Cub Scout and their leaders with a CROW Fun Patch. After the picture taking, the scouts sat down together for an evaluation. The group responded with awesome! The CROW Fun Patch program is offered to Boy Scouts. Girl Scouts, 4H, and homeschoolers. A CROW Fun Patch also will be offered to Sanibel Rec students. For information about the CROW Fun Patch, go to www.crowclinic.org. Wolf Pack 330 of Fort Myers at CROWs Healing Winds Visitor Center ZAGATZAGAT.COMRated by: Follow us on acebook tag reader applicationMicrosoft Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 2, 201128 Dancing With The Islands Star Shara WeaverEach week The Sanibel Community Association will be profiling of one of its contestants for this years Dancing with the Islands Stars (DWIS). Dancing with the Islands Stars is entering its third year and has become one of the areas favorite events. The twoday event at The Community House begins with a rehearsal night Friday, January 27 and is followed by the gala on Saturday, January 28. Tickets go on sale Thursday, December 1 at 9 a.m. This week, meet Shara Weaver. Weaver was born in Shelbyville, Indiana, and moved to the Chicago area in 1985. She and her husband John have four adult children, John Jr., Cory, Jamie and Luke and five grandchildren, with three more on the way. The Weavers have lived on Sanibel since 2000. However, Shara Weaver got her professional start in the suburbs of Chicago, where she started a wholesale landscape materials business in 1984. With one employee, a 1962 Chevy dump truck, and a lot of determination, she opened a second location a few years later. Her husband John sold his company and joined her in her little business in 1994 and today the company consists of four locations serving the greater Chicago area. The best thing about owning a successful business, according to Weaver, is early retirement! In 2000, she and her husband moved to Sanibel, where she has pursued her many interests in charitable and volunteer organizations. In addition to supporting The Community House, she became active as a Guardian ad Litem volunteer, advocating for the needs of abused and neglected children in Lee County. She has served as a board member of Voices for Kids for eight years, three as president, and she is a member of the Florida Guardian ad Litem Foundation. How did Weaver become involved in dancing? She was in Indiana due to the birth of their latest granddaughter when she got the call asking her to participate in DWIS. She began rehearsals at a local dance studio to get her groove back. Upon returning to Sanibel, she began building her routine with Fred Astaire professional dancer Michael Dressler. Weaver said she is having the time of her life and is working hard to earn the votes needed to win it all! Weavers hobbies are grandchildren, horses and dance! Dancing with the Islands Stars is a two-day event at The Community House that begins with a rehearsal night Friday, January 27 and is followed by the gala on Saturday, January 28. Tickets go on sale Thursday, December 1 at 9 a.m. The price for rehearsal tickets is $35 and $100 for the gala. Its suggested to come early as gala tickets are always a quick sellout. To track Weavers progress along with other dancers Raynauld Bentley, Katie Gardenia, Phaidra McDermott, and Nicole McHale, visit www.sanibelcommunityassociation.net. Sanibelian Shara Weaver with her Fred Astaire pro dancer Michael DresslerShare your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com Nellie s U p stairs Waters i de B a r Happy Hour All Day, Everyday w w w i i i i t t t t h h h h L L L L i i i i v v v e e e m m m u u u s s s i i i i c c c t t t t o o o o o o ! ! L Snacks in Between 11am-10pm, Plus Live Music 10% OFF LUNCH 10% OFF LUNCH BILL ONLY. ONE COUPON PER TABLE Can not be used with any other offer. 18% Gratuity may be added to bill before discount. 11am 3pm, Expires Dec., 9, 2011 w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w . n n n n n e e e e e e r r r r r r r r r r r r v v v v v v v v v v v o o o o o o o o o o o o u u u u u u u u u u u s s s s s s s s s s n n n e e e e e e e e l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l i i i i i i i i i i e e e e e e e e s s s s n n n e e e e t t t t 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 3 3 3 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 s s s s t t t t t t t t S S S S t t t . , F F F F F F F F F F F t t t t t t t . M M M M y y y y e e e r r r s s s s B B B B e e e a a a c c c h h h FREE MARINA with Dock Attendants Assistance


29 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 2, 2011The Motion Of The Ocean At Sanibel Sea School Holiday CampThere are still spots available for Sanibel Sea Schools Holiday Camp, where children will have fun celebrating the spirit of the season and exploring the motion of the ocean. Holiday Camp will feature a reprise of the schools popular Coconut Telegraph project, designed to study ocean currents. Campers will learn that ocean currents are crucial to life on this planet, as everyone is downstream of someone else. On an oceanic world, everyone is connected. Campers will experiment by releasing coconuts in the Gulf of Mexico and following where they go. And in the true spirit of Sanibel Sea School, the kids will reach out to neighbors with campers writing messages of good tidings to the lucky finders of the coconuts. When not studying currents and sending messages of goodwill, Sanibel Sea School will become a film studio to create short animated movies. Campers will explore movement over time, captured on film to construct animated clips using natural objects. And, of course, there will be time to brave the brisk gulf waters to surf, seine, and explore favorite ocean critters! Three sessions will be offered for Holiday Camp 2011: Weekly camps from December 19 through 23 and Dec 26 through 30 (Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.), as well as a special three-day session January 2 through 4 (Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.). This new three-day session is called In the Lee and is designed for Lee County students and others still on holiday break. The name In the Lee also refers to the leeward or direction downwind on a boat. Apropos, as in this session we will continue to study currents and then hit the road to produce a short film, interviewing people who may have been lucky enough to find a leeward Sanibel Sea School coconut. Camp sessions are designed for sixthrough 13-year-olds. Tuition for the first two camp sessions will be $250 per week, while the three-day In the Lee session will cost $100. A one-time $50 registration fee will cover associated costs. Join Sanibel Sea School for a Holiday Camp to remember! Call 472-8585 to reserve a spot today. Kyle Hasenfus creates a colorful coconut as part of the Sea Schools ocean current study TRIBECA Salon Manicure ......$15 Pedicure .......$40 Hair & Nail Spa Hair & Nail SpaLocated in Village Shops For Appointment Call395-3800 Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com We Proudly Brew 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, Fl 33957 Ph: 239.472.0606 www.SanibelIslandCow.com aij amandasislandjewelswww. .com amandasislandjewelsAmandas Island JewelsAvailable Here & Onlinewww.AmandasIslandJewels.com Always Fresh ...Always! 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 w w w w w w w w Fun "new" Moo Wear for all ages Fun "new" Moo Wear for all ages Come Try our NEW Cowlicious Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials Sanibels Most Award Winning RestaurantServing Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week. Snacks In-between Live Music! Outdoor Seating Live MusicAlways Fresh ...Always Fun!


31 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 2, 2011 Cleveland International Piano Competition Winner To Perform BIG ARTS has announced the lineup for its Sunday classical afternoon series, beginning with the 2011 Cleveland International Piano Competition winner, Alexander Schimpf, who performs at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, December 11. The classical afternoon concerts continue with guitar and cello musicians the Moeller Duo on Sunday, January 15, and the Adaskin String Trio on Sunday, January 29. Individual concert tickets are general admission $32, children admitted free with a paying adult. The Classical Afternoon concert series is $82 for all three concerts. To reserve child ticket, call the Marks Box Office at 395-0900. The first German winner of the prestigious Cleveland International Piano Competition, Alexander Schimpf triumphed over finalists from around the world in the August 2011 competition. His performance alongside the Cleveland Orchestra helped him to win the $50,000 cash prize, as well as 50 concert engagements throughout the U.S. over the next two years. Schimpf will perform at New York Citys Carnegie Hall just one week before his BIG ARTS Classical Afternoon debut on Sanibel. His Sanibel program includes Ravels Tombeau de Couperin, Schuberts Sonata No. 21 in B-flat major, D. 960, and a new composition by Adrian Sieber titled Fantaise II und schon verglht ( and already in embers). Since winning first prize at the 2008 German Music Competition in the solo piano category and the 2009 Beethoven Competition in Vienna, Schimpf has made a particular name for himself as a promising young talent in concert appearances, which include performances in France, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, England and South America. His first CD, released in 2010, was co-produced by classical music labels Deutschlandradio Kultur and GENUIN. Schimpfs career has already taken him to many concert halls and festivals throughout Germany, including Gasteig, Munichs Allerheiligen-Hofkirche, Musikund Kongresshalle Lbeck, Elmau Castle, and the Beethovenhaus Bonn. He has also performed in France, Italy, Austria, Switzerland and England. His concert performances have also been recorded by the German broadcasters BR, NDR and SWR, Austrias ORF and Radio France. Classical Afternoons Grand Patron Series Sponsor is Deborah and John La Gorce. Visit www.BIGARTS.org for more event and performance information including links to performers sites.To purchase tickets, buy online, stop by BIG ARTS at 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel or call the Marks Box Office at 395-0900. Local Gallery To Host Artist On Luminary NightOn Luminary Night, December 2, from 5 to 7 p.m., island artist Myra Roberts will be at Sanibel Art and Frame. Roberts retro paintings have become popular among local islanders as well as visitors from around the world. Stop by and see some of Roberts new paintings. Her prints, cards and book, Retro Images from the Florida Coast, will be available. Sanibel Art and Frame is located in the Old Sanibel Shoppes, 630 Tarpon Bay Road. Visit Sanibelartandframe.com or call 395-1350 for more information. 2011 Cleveland International Piano winner Alexander Schimpf photo by Balazs Brcz Enjoy Beachfront Casual Dining Located inside the Historic Andrea is back! The best view on Sanibel! Enjoy our full bar and lounge! Call for reservations (239) 472-4559 or visit www.TraditionsOnTheBeach.com Were open for dinner on Christmas Day and New Years Eve! I talian & Mediterranean Cuisine R estaurant, Full Bar and Lounge Book your Holiday Party at Traditions! Joe and Marvilla Joe and Barbara Call today to secure your date! Join us for Live Music and Dancing! Call today for our entertainment schedule.


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33 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 2, 2011 Gulfshore Ballets 10th Anniversary Performance Of Nutcracker Suites BIG ARTS opens its 2011-2012 Dance and Family Entertainment season with two special 10th anniversary performances of Gulfshore Ballets Nutcracker Suites Saturday, December 10 at 4 and 7 p.m. The matinee and evening performances are in BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall, 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel, with general admission $20; children are $10. Gulfshore Ballet, Southwest Floridas premier classical ballet school, is a fan favorite at BIG ARTS and has brought its selections from Tchaikovskys Nutcracker to the island since 2001. Melinda Roy, Gulfshores founder and artistic director, recently accepted a prestigious Jerome Robbins Award at Lincoln Center in New York City, celebrating her tenure as a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet. For more information, visit www.BIGARTS.org. To purchase tickets, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road, or call Marks Box Office at 3950900. Gulfshore Ballets Nutcracker Suites photo by Melissa Alicia Anderson $7 Value Lunch10 Items to Choose From! Includes Drink!(Must Present This Ad) HERE! Find Us on Facebook 1571 Periwinkle Way | Sanibel FL 33957 239-472-5223SPECIAL EVENT December 9-12 Buy 3 beads and receive 4th FREE! Spend $150 and receive a mystery gift. Receive $50 OFF gold/silver bead worth $250 or more. Buy a decorative clasp and receive a FREE sterling silver bracelet!


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 2, 201134 A Holiday Treat At Broadway Palm Theatreby Di SaggauIrving Berlins White Christmas: The Musical is now playing at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. The show is packed with all the famous songs from the 1954 film of the same name with added flair and lots of fun. The costumes and choreography are fabulous. If you arent familiar with the story, it follows entertainers Bob Wallace (Ryan William Bailey) and Phil Davis (John Ramsey), who were two buddies from World War II. Fast forward to 1954 and they are now one of Americas leading entertainment acts, which includes appearing on The Ed Sullivan Show. They meet up with the sister act of Betty and Judy Haynes (Kara Farmer and Lisa LeCuyer) and follow them to a snowless Vermont. There they connect with their old general, Henry Waverly (Michael Weaver), who owns a struggling inn. Business is bad, its unseasonable warm, bookings are scarce and the bills are piling up, so Bob and Phil concoct a plan to turn things around. The show has some outstanding musical and dance numbers. Songs include Sisters, The Best Things Happen While Youre Dancing, Love, You Didnt Do Right By Me, and of course, White Christmas. The Blue Skies number with a touch of Fosse, is an absolute standout as is I Love a Piano in sophisticated black and white. The stellar cast includes Pauline Cobrda as the inn concierge Martha Watson, who belts out Let Me Sing and Im Happy. The song is repeated by Susan Waverly, the generals granddaughter, and it was a favorite of the audience. The night I saw the show, Kelly Tackett played the role which is shared with Jessica Daniels. The cast has great stage presence with voices as good as their dancing and that makes for many bright spots in the show. White Christmas is a cozy trip down memory lane and one that should quickly get you in the holiday mood. Its directed and choreographed by award-winning director/choreographer Ann Nieman. The show runs through December 25. For tickets call 278-4422, visit www. BroadwayPalm.com, or stop by the box office at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Betty and Judy in their Sisters act The Blue Skies number Ryan William Bailey, Kara Farmer, John Ramsey and Lisa LeCuyer In November we will move into the remodeled Arizona Pizza location along with a slightly new name, Sunshine Grille. Chef Tao and Chef Migel will continue to tempt you with their favorate daily specials. Well see you there!Serving 11:00 am 10 pm seven days a week. Happy hour daily with a special bar menu and Live music Reservations accepted. Party rooms for private functions. 239-489-2233. 8700 Gladiolus Drive. (Winkler and Gladiolus) across the street from Sweet Bay. Sunshine Seafood Cafe has a new home...Right next door! A Bubble Moment, by Katie Gardenia Surfside 12, Unit B-4Please join us for a Book Signing & Open HousefeaturingKatie GardeniasPhenomenal New BookA BUBBLE MOMENTNot available in stores~ Thursday December 8, 11am to 2pm ~Youll be able to taste some of Katies Fabulous Recipes from her book (available for $49.95). Then take a tour of this stunning Direct Gulf Front, 3 Bedroom/2 Bath Condo which is available for purchase at $950,000.585 East Gulf Dr., Surfside 12, Unit B-4 Hosted by Brooke BrownyardFor further info contact Brooke @ 239-281-4179


35 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 2, 2011 From page 24Touring An Organic Farmso the lettuce is shaded, Fusco said. If lettuce gets too much sun it will bolt (grow seed pods). Worden Farm now participates in three farmers markets regularly. Worden provides for several hundred people through its CSA. They may make an appearance sometime this fall/winter at the Sanibel Farmers Market. Sign up for their newsletter at wordenfarm.com to be notified when they are planning to come to the market in your area. They ended the tour by giving us bouquets of sunflowers which they grow on their farm, said Fusco. Eva Worden said switching to organic eating transforms your life. Every human being is tied to the earth, she said. Every meal is direct and meaningful and it has a powerful impact on you, your community and the larger world. Worden Farm worker cutting sunflowers for bouquets New Years Eve Party At The Community House New Years Eve comes earlier to our Icelandic friends, and you are invited to party just as they do on New Years Eve at The Community House. Iceland is known for fire and ice celebrations where volcanoes erupt against a backdrop of glaciers. The Community House will have its own Ice and VolcanoFetti celebration with Champagne toast early at 10 p.m. The evening starts with dinner by Elias Brothers Catering, dancing music by Old School Heroes, playing classics, rock, country and R&B hits from the 60s to s. The band plays the music of the Eagles, Steve Miller, Johnny Cash and the Beatles, to name a few. There will also be a Texas Hold em game in the quiet area. At 12 a.m., with a balloon release and noisemakers, New Years Eve will be celebrated again. Tickets are $50 for members and $60 for guests. Bar beverages are not included. Early sellout is expected so reserve your tickets today by calling 472-2155. Sponsored by Billys Rentals and Billys Bike Shop. Old School Heroes Orchid SocietyThe Sanibel Captiva Orchid Society is planning a Holiday Lunchon at Windows on the Water at the Sundial Resort on Monday. December 12 at 11:30 a.m. Sundial is located at 1451 Middle Gulf Drive in Sanibel. The featured speaker will be Jos Exposito from Sorao Orchids in Homestead. He will bring plants to raffle as well as for sale. Both SanCap Orchid Society members and guests are welcome to attend. The cost is $20 for members and $24 for guests. Checks must be received by treasurer Marilyn Kloosterman no later than Wednesday, December 7. The menu will include a salad, choice of quiche or open-faced sandwich, both with veggies, dessert and beverage. With your check, please specify your choice of entre quiche or open-faced sandwich. For more information, call Marilyn at 472-9408. Book SigningLocal author W .C. Highfield will be having a book signing at The Island Book Nook, 2330 Palm Ridge Road, Suite #11, Sanibel, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, December 9. Highfield has written two novels. Set in a fictional Southwest Florida island town, In Sun Down Far, delivers an island slice of life. A crime of passion intensifies the tale. His second novel, Streets, is set in Key West. The book deals with the issue of homelessness in a unique and uplifting way. Fish Market Open at 11 am (2 pm Sunday) Restaurant Open 5:00-9:30 pm 7 days 472-3128 703 Tarpon Bay Rd www.prawnbroker.com Happy Hour Daily 4-6 10 Midnight at3 3 Years of Fresh Fish on Sanibel Island! 13 Dinners for $13. before 6:00 PM 7 days$6 Burgers & Quesadillas! Before 5 PM (Dine in only) Friday is stillLOBSTER NIGHT!Cinco de Mayo! All Weekend May 5th 8th Margaritas Coronas Mexican Dinners & Appetizers Eat, Drink and watch ALL the NHL & NBA Playoff games! When you sell as much fresh seafood as we do, youre bound to attract a crowd A Great Place To Be Stranded 9 A.M. 6 P.M. MON. SAT. 12-5 P.M. SUNDAY1571 PERIWINKLE WAYSANIBEL, FL 33957 239.472.5223www.sanibelbookshop.com Mayra RepkoFriday, December 2 11am-1pmJohn MillsSaturday, December 3 11am-1pmBook Signings TROLLBEADS SPECIALBuy 3 beads get 4th FREE (for a limited time)COME SEE US LUMINARY NIGHTRefreshments AND Buy 2 books get one FREE!


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 2, 201136 Wonders Of Wildlife PresentationsThe Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) will host presentations throughout the month of December as part of its Wonders of Wildlife lecture series to educate the public on wildlife species, what makes them unique and how they wind up at CROW. Presentations will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday at CROWs Healing Winds Visitor Education Center. Each day will feature a different presentation given by CROWs volunteers, staff or wildlife partners at the Calusa Nature Center. Please join in for these upcoming presentations: Friday, December 2: Meet an Animal Ambassador Animal ambassadors cannot live in the wild due to physical or psychological injuries. Learn more about the personal and natural histories of these special animals from wildlife partner Melinda Russek of the Calusa Nature Center. Russek will be joined by Pepper and Posse, two Virginia Opossums. Saturday, December 3: Getting to Know CROW Learn more about CROW who they are, what they do and how you can help protect and care for our wildlife neighbors. Tuesday, December 6: Armadillos and Raccoons: A Timeline from Injury to Release Learn the step-by-step process of rescuing, admitting, treating and ultimately releasing two common patients back into the wild. Wednesday, December 7: Rescues and Releases: A History of CROWs Patients One of the longtime, experienced volunteers will offer an insiders look at CROWs efforts to save wildlife over the years. Thursday, December 8: Clinic Rounds Every week, meet the veterinarian, rehabilitators or students, who will give you insight about the inner-workings of CROWs hospital, which sees more than 4,000 patients a year. Friday, December 9: Why Animals Come to CROW Do you ever wonder why animals wind up at CROW? Or, what kinds of critters find themselves at CROW? Learn more about the patients and what brings them to the hospital. For more information call 472-3644. CROW is located at 3883 SanibelCaptiva Road. Book SigningsTwo local authors will sign copies of their books this weekend at the Sanibel Books & Gifts, 1571 Periwinkle Way. On Friday, December 2 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. author Marya Repko will be signing copies of her book A Brief History of Sanibel Island. This $10 paperback makes a great gift for any Sanibel lover. This book covers the history from early times, the pioneers, Ding Darling and the refuge, the controversial building of the causeway, and city incorporation which stopped massive development. The book also deals with the cattle industry at Punta Rassa. There are numerous old photos and references. On Saturday, December 3 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. local author John Mills will be signing copies of his fifth book The Trophy Wife Divorce. This a legal thriller about a nasty divorce case with a wealthy couple that turns into a criminal case. The main character is divorce attorney Beth Mancini, who represents the trophy wife, Karen Jacoby, and has tried to get the pre-nuptial set aside. After a failed mediation in the divorce, Beth and Karen spend a weekend at Karens secluded beach cottage on Cayo Costa, Florida. A masked intruder with a gun ties them up and tells them Karens husband sent him with the message that they shouldve settled at mediation. During the attack, Beth breaks free and kills the intruder. The husband is arrested and his defense at trial is the wife staged the attack to get an advantage in the divorce case. During the trial, the secrets of the husband and wife are exposed as the lawyers battle for the jurys verdict. Special: Solo Piano Recital Tickets $10. Friday, 12/2/12 at 8pm, location TBDBeethoven Piano Concerto No. 3Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 1Featuring fourteen year-old pianist, Tristan Teo, winner of the Virginia Warring International Piano Competition.Sunday, December 4th, 7:30pm BIGArts on Sanibel Island FOR TICKETS: 239.277.1700 OR WWW.ACCESSCONCERTS.ORG th th th e e e Vi Vi Vi rg rg rg g in in in ia ia ia W W W ar ar ar ri ri ri ng ng g g I I nt nt nt er er er na na na ti ti ti on on on al al al P P P ia ia ia no no no C C C om om om pe pe p p i ti ti ti ti ti on on on Sponsored in part by: Musical Legacy Society & Drs. Peter & Eleanor Blitzer Spo Spo Spo Spo Spo p p nso nso nso nso nso red red red red re in in in pa pa pa pa pa p p rt rt rt rt rt by: by: by: by: y y S Spo nso d red i in part b by: : Mu Mu Mu Mu si si si si ca ca ca ca l l l l Le Le Le ga ga ga ga g g cy cy cy cy y y y S S S S oc oc oc ie ie ie ty ty ty ty ty y y y & & & & & D D D D rs rs rs P Pe Pe Pe te te te te r r r r & & & & M Mu i si ca l l Le Le ga cy S S oc oc ie ie t ty & & D D rs s Pe Pe t te r & & E E E E E E le le le le an an an a or or or B B B B li li li l tz tz t er er e l le an or B B li li tz tz er e $25 for adults, $10 for students, children under 17 are free. Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com


Just up the road awaits a true, must-do destination: the Old Captiva House, where Americas most romantic sunset meets Captivas top-rated dining in a charming, historic, Gulf-front location complete with live piano. Come, feast your eyes and your appetite. Reservations 239.472.5161 X421 | Public Welcome15951 CAPTIVA DRIVE 239.472.5161 TWEEN-WATERS.COMThe Crows Nest is one special place, every night of the week. Tuesday Special: Prime Rib, $29.95 (for two!). Wednesday Special: Surf & Turf, $24.95. Friday Special: Fish Fry, $17.95. Sunday Special: Barbeque, $17.95. Thursday: Crazy Crab Races; Music Friday-Saturday: Bad Banditos WHETHER YOU LOOK WEST OR LOOK DOWN, THE VIEW IS EQUALLY SPECTACULAR. NOT ONLY DO WE MAKE EVERY NIGHT SPECIAL. WE MAKE SPECIALS EVERY NIGHT 37 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 2, 2011Monday Night Film, Potiche, At BIG ARTS by JR PascallSet in 1977 in a provincial town in the north of France, Potiche is a witty, frothy and elegant French confection of a comedy starring Catherine Deneuve the grand dame of French cinema, as Suzanne Pujol, a housebound trophy wife (or in French slag a potiche). Suzanne is resigned to living a serene (if at times boring) and comfortable life. She loves her adult son and daughter, understands that her husband has a mistress and is perhaps happy to have the mistress relieve her of some of her duties. Suzanne is married to Robert, an arrogant man who rules an umbrella factory as his own private fiefdom. The factory was built and run for years by Suzannes father, but he seems to think it was his creation all along. The workers at the umbrella factory strike. Robert storms the protest to give them a good verbal lashing and is taken hostage. Suzanne is left to negotiate as the head of the factory in his absence, with the help of Maurice (Gerard Depardieu), the socialist mayor and a former lover of Suzannes. While styled as a quick-witted farce, Potiche is filled with conflicting passions. The socialists and capitalists are at each others throats, men and women battle for financial supremacy as well as thinly veiled sexual warfare. Numerous other themes regarding globalization, sexual liberation, and gender roles play a supporting part. First and foremost it is a comedy, and it is a sharp one at that. Based on a play of the same name, acclaimed writer-director Francios Ozon has created a satirical film in a style appropriate to the late 1970s setting. House furnishings, clothes and hairstyles are meticously recreated to reflect the period. Deneuve and Depardieu are not to be missed in an amusing scene where they dance together at a local disco in a scene reminiscent of Saturday Night Fever. The movie shows at 7 p.m. December 5 at BIG ARTS. Tickets are $8. BIG ARTS Film Series is supported by Visnja Gembicki, Supporters,George and Wendys Corner Grill, Jerrys Foods of Sanibel, Sanibel Deli and Coffee Factory and Sanibel Taxi. For the complete listing of all BIG ARTS films, to purchase tickets, sign up for workshops, or become a member, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop or call 395-0900, email,info@bigarts.org or log on to www.bigarts.org. Holiday Book Sale Supports LibraryOn Saturday, December 10, the Friends of the Fort Myers Library are holding a holiday book sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 2050 Central Avenue, Fort Myers. The public is invited to come and help support the library programs and services by attending the book sale. For more information, call 549-9625 or go to fortmyersfriends.org. ice cream chick wings hot dogs burgers freshcut fries shakes ice cream chick wings hot dogs burgers freshcut res shakes ice cream chick wings hot dogs burgers freshcut fries shakes ice cream chick wings hot dogs Shakes 1528 PERIWINKLE WAY, SANIBEL 472-8686OPEN 11 AM 9 PMChar-grilled Natural Casing Hot Dogs Fresh Cut Fries Juicy Hand Patted Burgers Thick MilkshakesPIZZA IS HERE!The original one & only established in 1998 To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 2, 201138 Art League Gives Gift To Library On November 17, Sanibel-Captiva Art League officers presented the Sanibel Public Library director, Margaret Mohundro, with several art books and a DVD for circulation. The gift was made in appreciation of the use of the library as a venue for league art shows. The DVD is an art lesson by nationally known oil painter Richard Schmid. Also donated were two books signed by local artist William North, and books by other well known artists and teachers, Ian Roberts and Charles Reid. The present library, originally designed with a hanging system on the interior walls which was intended to continue the librarys tradition of hosting art shows, began in the old library building on Library Way. Sanibel-Captiva Art League has existed in the island community for 40 years and values its unique historical relationship with the library. New officers of the league are Pat Smart, president; Kathy Taylor, vice-president; CC Caldwell, secretary; and Vreni Scheu, treasurer. The Sanibel-Captiva Art League meets on the third Thursday of every month at The Community House. For information about the league, log on to sancapart.com. Vreni Scheu, Margaret Mohundro, Pat Smart, CC Caldwell and Kathy Taylor Restaurant | Catering | Market | Open 7 days a week DINE: 11 a.m. 9 p.m. | SHOP: 11 a.m. 9 p.m.ShoalsWineBar.comFresh Fare, Local air.17650 San Carlos Blvd. Ft. Myers, FL 33931239.482.6765 Kids Authors With AppsIsland authors and longtime residents Mike and Annelle Rigsby, announced their latest interactive picture book app, Phil and Freddys Christmas from the popular Phil and Freddy series. Written for children using the iPad, Phil and Freddys Christmas is an interactive storybook for ages three through seven about two lively frogs who work together to solve a tree-decorating dilemma. Phil and Freddys Christmas delivers colorful illustrations, continuous animation, touch points, and cheerful holiday sounds. A unique feature of this series is that children can choose to hear the author narrate the story or they can choose to read the story by themselves. Either way, kids of all ages will enjoy the antics of these two likable amphibians. Phil and Freddys Christmas is available online at the iTunes App store. For more information about the Rigsbys other apps or books, visit www.misterengineer.com Authors Annelle and Mike Rigsby with frog characters from Phil and Freddys Christmas, their latest iPad app for kids photo submitted by Mike and Annelle Rigsby Book ReviewThe Paris Wifeby Max FriedersdorfReading The Paris Wife is like driving up to a railroad crossing and watching in hypnotic fascination as an inevitable train wreck occurs right before your eyes. You cant turn away. The train wreck is the smash-up of Ernest Hemingways first marriage to a lovely, faithful, intelligent and devoted girl named Hadley Richardson. Swept up in a whirlwind courtship, the red-headed Hadley, in her late twenties, marries the 21-year-old Hemingway and they set sail for Paris where they become part of the roaring twenties Lost Generation. Living in a wretched, walk-up, toiletdown-the-hall, cold water flat, the young couple nevertheless develop friendships with wealthy and successful mentors like Gertrude Stein, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Pablo Picasso. Hemingway accepts special assignments from the Toronto Star as a foreign correspondent but spends most of the time writing poems and novels while Hadley tends to their new baby boy, Bumby. A vamp soon appears in the form of a chic, slender brunette from St. Louis named Pauline Pfeiffer, a gal with money, a job as Paris correspondent for Vogue, and definite designs on the handsome, macho Hemingway. Pauline soon ingratiates herself with Hadley and helps out with the baby sitting and shopping and joins the couple on a skiing trip to Switzerland and a vacation in Antibes on the French Riveria. Hemingway, by this time, is wrapping up his first great novel, The Sun Also Rises. During their five years of continued on page 39 Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


39 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 2, 2011Sanibel Public Library Author Series 2011-12The Sanibel Public Library has announced its Author Series 2011-12. The line-up this year features bestselling authors Nancy Taylor Rosenberg, Jennifer Egan, Paul Theroux, and Dennis Lehane. The series begins on Thursday, December 8, at 7 p.m. at the library with author Nancy Taylor Rosenberg. Rosenberg is a bestselling author of 14 novels including the critically acclaimed Mitigating Circumstances, Interest of Justice, Abuse of Power, and Sullivans Law. Her newest book is My Lost Daughter. Fans praise her for her intense style and her ability to breathe real life into action-packed thrillers. Critics have called her stories chilling and riveting and her writing intricately crafted and compelling. Her books have been translated into dozens of languages and are worldwide bestsellers. Rosenbergs legal thrillers are filled with adrenaline-pumped storytelling and an insiders knowledge of the justice system. The author knows what she writes. Her previous career boasts 14 years in law enforcement with the Dallas Police Department, the New Mexico State Police, and the Ventura County Probation Department, where she was a superior court investigator. Rosenberg is also known for her philanthropic and humanitarian work. She received national acclaim for her writing program for inner city youth called Voice of Tomorrow and has been honored by groups such as the Board of Supervisors of Orange County and the Boy Scouts of America, and several medical associations. She resides in Dallas. Tickets for the Author Series are available in advance of the appearance at the Sanibel Public Library to Sanibel Public Library cardholders. First-come, firstserved. Maximum two tickets per cardholder. Tickets will be released as follows: Jennifer Egan, appearing on January 19, tickets available December 19. Paul Theroux, appearing on January 30, tickets available December 30. Dennis Lehane, appearing March 1, tickets available February 1. The Sanibel Public Library Author Series is made possible with the generous support of the Sanibel Public Library Foundation, Inc. and its donors. Series Partners are Bank of the Islands, The Blue Dolphin Cottages, Dolores and Jack Clarke, Jan Egeland, Linda and John Kramer, LCEC, Sandy and Ken Nirenberg, Northern Trust, Sanibel Public Library Foundation Inc., Uhler & Vertich Financial Planners, West Wind Inn, Diane and Bob Williams. Top Ten Books On The Island1. Sanibel Sunset Detective Returns by Ron Base 2. Mama Sees Stars by Deborah Sharp 3. Left Neglected by Lisa Genova 4. Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda 5. Litigators by John Grisham 6. I, Steve by George Beahm 7. Room by Emma Donoghue 8. Still Alice by Lisa Genova 9. Unlikely Friendships by Jennifer Holland 10. Help by Kathryn Stockett Courtesy of Sanibel Island Bookshop From page 38The Paris Wifemarriage, Hadley has been an honest critic of Ernests work, not always to his appreciation, but Pauline has deduced what he really wants is plenty of unqualified praise and support. Hemingway leaves Hadley and marries Pauline. Thirty-five years later, Hadley is vacationing in Arizona with her new husband, Paul Mowrer, when she receives a call out of the blue from Hemingway who has since married two more times and won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Hemingway, after a long conversation, concludes, We loved each other too much. No, thats not it at all. I ruined it. The Paris Wife by Paula McClain is a terrific novel and has been high on the bestseller lists since publication earlier this year. It captures a remarkable period of time and a love affair between two unforgettable people. McClain constructed the book by following the very well documented historical record. The true story of the Hemingways marriage is so dramatic and compelling, and has been so beautifully treated by Ernest Hemingway himself in A Moveable Feast, that my intention became to push deeper into the emotional lives of the characters and bring new insight to historical events, while staying faithful to the facts, McClain explained. The. Paris Wife, By Paula McClain. Ballantine Books, New York. Hardback, 320 pages, $25. Nancy Taylor Rosenberg Under New Ownership S erving l unc h starting at 5 F ull d inner men u $ $ $ $ S S A NIBE L S S /C L L A PTIV A C C L O C AL C C S D S I SC OU NT : B EF O RE O R A A F TE R S R HO PPIN G S TOP I N & N R E C EIV E 10% E O F F Poetic Voicesselected by Don BrownBelleflowerby Warren WoessnerMore than half lost on all those letter roads we just stop our rental full of writers on E, beg for bathroom and directions at a cinder block bunker with an open screen door: Town Hall. Out back, chicken and blackbird calls. A Chevy grins at mebrown bumper a fence for goldenrod. The well-known church stands tall in big trees. The official folks inside are curious as birders who spot a parrot in December-its remarkable, but soon gone, flying away like we do now past all their frosty, picked clean fields. This poem is from Woessners book, Clear All The Rest Of The Way available from Amazon.com. Woessner conducted a poetry workshop and read at BIG ARTS in 1988. He has been published in many reviews and anthologies over the last 40 years including Poetry,The Nation, Poetry Northwest, and The Beloit Poetry Journal. He cofounded Abraxas magazine in 1968 and is the senior editor. A few of his other books and chapbooks are listed on Amazon.com He and his wife are part-time residents of Captiva. For consideration, please send typed poems with a short biography to Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957 Attn: Don Brown or send a Microsoft Word attachment to donbrown@alum. mit.eduShare your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com


FREETake Me Home NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands BUSINESS REAL ESTATE CLASSIFIEDS VOL. 19, NO. 23 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA DECEMBER 2, 2011 B BSECTIONHoliday Carol Sing To Help Community Ministries Feed Hungry; Need For Food Called CriticalResidents young and old can celebrate the holidays by singing together to help feed the hungry at the 21st Annual Holiday Carol Sing presented by First Presbyterian Church of Fort Myers and sponsored by the Galloway Family of Dealerships. The Holiday Carol Sing will be Tuesday, December 13, at First Presbyterian Church, 2438 Second Street in downtown Fort Myers, between Lee Street and Royal Palm Avenue. Admission is at least two cans of non-perishable food for the Everyday Caf and Marketplace (formerly known as The Soup Kitchen), operated by Community Cooperative Ministries Inc. (CCMI), and a voluntary cash donation when possible. We certainly need to raise all of the money we can to feed the hungry, but in the event you dont have the money, do not feel embarrassed or let that keep you away. continued on page 24B Carolers in the courtyard of First Presbyterian Church at last years Holiday Carol Sing Creativity Could Pay Off Big At The Shellabration! Couture Fashion ShowCalling all shell enthusiasts. As part of Shellabration! 2012, The Community House will be hosting a shell fashion show featuring your shellegant garments that are heavily embellished with shells. Imagine a shell wedding dress how about a shell bathing suit or maybe even a shell sport coat? Yes, men are definitely invited to participate. The committee is looking for a high level of creativity and imagination with the winner taking home the grand prize of $500. The competition is open to organizations, groups of friends, church groups or individuals who want to have lots of fun designing an outfit. Entering the designs by December 15 to The Community House. Enter up to three designs to have an even greater chance of being selected. Drop off the sketch, the CD, or a sample at The Community House or call Isabella Rasi, the Shell Fashion Show chair, at 246-4716. Immediately following the submissions of designs on December 15, the Shellabration Couture Committee will announce the winning designs and you can get started. The Shellcrafters have agreed to help drill holes in your shells so you can more easily attach them to your garments. The Shellcrafters are always available on Mondays at The Community House to offer advice and support. On February 27 at 11 a.m., a special Shellabration! luncheon will be served at The Sanctuary Golf Club, followed by a runway presentation of the designs that have been selected. The audience will select the winner of a $500 check. Expect even more surprises. Each contestant will receive multimedia recognition and a free ticket to the event. continued on page 14B Lions Christmas Trees Are HereThe Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club has received premium Fraser Christmas firs freshly cut and shipped on refrigerated trucks from North Carolina. Take your family and pick out this years perfect tree. They are located in the Baileys Center, right between the Grog Shop and Island Cinema. The tree lot will open Monday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. We really hope that everyone takes the time to visit our Baileys lot and picks out that special tree, said Tom Hoover a past president of the Lions Club. All of the money that we collect will go to a great cause, so come out and help us support it. During this period the Lions will also host another one of their popular Fish Fry continued on page 5B Lions Tom Nachazel, Jack Hessburg, Ed Gray, Tom Hoover and Karl Johns Around The IslandsBistro Brings Fresh New Look To Beachview Restaurantby Anne MitchellAs I mentioned last week, The Bistro at Beachview is now open, renovated and under new ownership, serving lunch seven days a week and dinner Monday through Saturday. I stopped by to check it out and discovered that it has a fresh new look and a colorful display of original paintings by Florida artist Lacy McClary on the walls. Whether you want a quick burger or fish and chips after a game of golf or tennis, continued on page 12B Colorful artwork adorns the walls of the recently renovated Bistro at Beachview, which is now open daily for lunch and dinner


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 2, 20112B Hortoons Read us online at IslandSunNews.com American Legion Post 123On Sunday, December 4, there will be a fish fry from 1 to 8 p.m. with live music from Chris Coile from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Every Monday night is 8 ball pool league at 6 p.m. The public is invited to stop by to watch some great shooting. Texas Holdem is played every Thursday at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. Players are welcome. Every Friday the legion offers a 6oz. ribeye steak sandwich all dayas well as cheeseburgers and other fare, along with daily specials and a full menu. The public is welcome. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday noon to 9 p.m. The location is mile marker 3 on Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information call 472-9979. Send your editorial copy to:press@islandsunnews.com


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ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 2, 20114B Trust Company Signs On As Grand Sponsor For Shell Museum BenefitThe Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, thanks to a $10,000 donation, is the Grand Sponsor for The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museums annual Under the Sea benefit that will be held under the stars and on the beach at Island Inn on January 29, beginning at 4 p.m. Shuttle service will be available. There will be a Polynesian luau with a tiki torch lighting, authentic Polynesian fire dancers, live music, a beach bonfire, a P olynesian dinner catered by Traditions and Baileys, and lots of auction and raffle prizes, including artwork from Sanibels Myra Roberts Tickets are $125 per person and you can make your reservations on the Events page at www.shellmuseum.org. To become an event sponsor or contribute auction/raffle prizes, contact Evelyn Stewart at 472-8443 or email Aippsm@aol.com. The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company presents Shell Museum Director Dr. Jos H. Leal with an Under the Sea Grand Sponsor check for $10,000. Back row from left: Linda Mason, Al Hanser, Terry Igo, Jim Young, Beth Weigel, Robin Colby, Susan Ayres, Chip Lesch, D ick Pyle. Front row from left: Betsey Houston, Jose Leal, Under the Sea Organizer Evelyn Stewart, Shell Museum Board Vice President Betty English. IS Island Graphics of Sanibel LLC, 2011 Have you seen one of these?These new bumper stickers have green color to emphasize that almost 70% of Sanibel is conservation lands and a whimsical heart to signify our island lifestyle. The peel-off back has information about Sanibel that you may not know.They are available at: Baileys General Store C.R.O.W. Sanibel Recreation Center Sanybels Finest Suncatchers Dream Tuttles Sea Shell Shop CROW Center 4 Life ProgramsSanibel Fit 4 Life is the motto at the Center 4 Life. All ages are welcome. Island Seniors Inc. members can buy coupon booklets from the City of Sanibel at the Center 4 Life, 2401 Library Way, or at the Sanibel Recreation Center. Booklets of 12 coupons are $42, or get three coupons for $10.50. Members of the Sanibel Recreation Center need only to show their photo membership card. Chair Yoga Tuesday and Thursday at 11 a.m. through December 22. Happy Hour Fitness Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8 a.m. Format is 45 minutes of cardio, 20 minutes of balance exercises, core strength and flexibility exercises. Sandi McDougall is the instructor. Gentle Yoga with Kris Brown Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m. Stretch, tone and strengthen while improving flexibility, proper alignment and circulation. Bring a towel. Essential Total Fitness Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:30 a.m. Cardio, muscle strengthening and flexibility training with hand weights, stretch cords, chairs and stability balls. Mahnaz Bassiri is the instructor. Power Hour Fitness Tuesday and Thursday at 8 a.m. Hand weights, stretch cords and stability balls along with mats are used to strengthen your muscles. Improve your core strength and balance. Mahnaz Bassiri is the instructor. Flu Clinic Flu shots will be given at the center on Friday, January 27, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday Kayaking There is space for 16 people on eight two-person kayaks and unlimited space for those who own their own kayaks. Bring water, a snack, change of clothing, sun lotion, bug spray, sunglasses and a hat. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Members have first priority. Island Seniors, Inc. Annual Members Meeting Friday, December 16, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come hear about all that has happened at the center and plans for the future. New events will be added to the schedule. Jan Nieman will be the guest speaker. Lunch is free. Knit Wits Needed Come by the center on Tuesday afternoons at 1 p.m. to knit or crochet. Bring your project and share tips. Page Turners Book Discussion Group meets the second Wednesday of every month at 2:30 p.m. On December 14, Alice Walzer will lead a discussion on Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver. Ann Rodman, volunteer coordinator, welcomes ideas for books to read and discuss and suggestions on facilitators. Contact her at 395-2191 or email annrodman@ aol.com. Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club Diabetes Screening Friday, December 9, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. First come, first served. Second Annual Justine Smith Charity Bridge Tournament Friday, February 10 at 1 p.m. Local merchants will contibute gifts that will be given away during the tournament. All proceeds go to PAWS. Florida Repertory Theatre Tickets have been reserved for Saturday 2 p.m. matinees. Member ticket prices are $21; non-members are $26. Pay when you sign up. The shows are: Its A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play by Joe Landry Saturday, December 3 at 2 p.m. Games at The Center: Bridge 1 p.m. Monday and Wednesday Hand & Foot 1 p.m. Tuesday Mahjongg 1 p.m. Thursday Mexican Train 1 p.m. Thursday. Cost is $2.50 for members and $5 for non-members. Prizes are awarded. Buy a memorial brick for the pathway at the center, a great holiday gift idea. Luc Centurys etched bricks are a $100 contribution. Come to the center or call 472-5743. Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com


5B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 2, 2011 Sanibel-Captiva KiwanisKiwanis Kornersubmitted by Eric PfeiferLast week, Andrea Miller, the new director of the Sanibel Recreation Center, spoke to us about the City of Sanibel Financial Assistance Program. This program allows island kids to enjoy the benefits of having a place to go after school while parents are still working as well as Fun Days when there is no school, holiday camps and summer camps. Through the efforts of many islanders and local businesses, local kids have been able to have a place to go and be a part of several off-island field trips. Last summer, this program took a busload of kids to a Tampa Bay Rays game. Kiwanis is proud to be the main sponsor of this program for which we donated $10,000. The total money raised last year was $50,000. Applicants are awarded some of this money as a reduction in the cost of these programs. The applications are judged based on need, size of family and family income. Are you having trouble finding something to do for New Years Eve? Are you wondering how you might stay awake until the ball drops that night? Fear not, Sanibeleans, consider yourself invited to the greatest party this side of the Sanibel River. On December 31, Sanibel will be Rockin at the Recreation Center. The 2nd annual New Years Eve Celebration will start at 8 p.m. and go until Dick Muench kicks the last person out while picking up the chairs at 12:01 a.m. Fellow Kiwanian Barry Roth captivated the audience by telling us there will be a magician, juggler and ventriloquist, none of whom are members of Kiwanis. Some members have been practicing, however. There will be a 50-50 raffle and Bingo where one may win trips, jewelry, restaurant certificates and many more fun prizes. There will be some amazing food, drinks (non-alcoholic), desserts and coffee. You may purchase tickets at the recreation center, and all ages are welcome. We also presented a check to Tom Uhler on behalf of the Southwest Florida Symphony. Each year, the symphony coordinates a production for the kids at the Sanibel School. Uhler says it is very interesting to watch kids listen to music without an iPod or MP3 player in their hand. Don Matlock, Dick Larson, Don van Alstyne and Barry Gordon all aged a little bit this week. Please feel free to join us any Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. at The Dunes for breakfast. We are running a special for the next new member of the club. It involves lighting candles, parking and scrubbing spaghetti sauce. Details to follow. From page 1BLions Christmas Treesevents. The Fish Fry will take place on Luminary evening Friday, December 2 The Community House. The event will start at 4 p.m. and last until the fish runs out. The menu will feature fresh fried fish, cheese grits, baked beans, coleslaw, choice of beverages and apple pie. As usual, even carry-out will be available! There is an $8 suggested donation for adults; children under five will be admitted for free. Money raised at the Fish Fry will benefit the Lions Summer Camp Scholarships for individuals with learning and other disabilities who will be able to attend Quests Camp Thunderbird program. For more information about the camp, visit www.questinc.org. Andrea Miller, Barry Roth and Judie Zimomra Sanibel Library Earns Top National HonorsThe Sanibel Public Library has been named a 5-Star Library in the Library Journals annual Americas Star Libraries 2011 survey. The Library Journal Index of Public Library Service measures the service levels of 7,153 public libraries in the U.S., based on circulation, visits, Internet use, and program attendance. This is the second year Sanibels library has been honored as a Star Library, and the first year as a 5-Star Library, the highest rating; in 2010 the library received a 3-Star rating. The Sanibel Public Library is the only Florida library to be named a Star Library. From its beginning by a group of volunteers through today, the library has always enjoyed tremendous community support. It is a well-respected part of the islands cultural tradition, enriching the lives of Sanibel residents and visitors, said Linda Uhler, president of the Sanibel Public Library District Board of Commissioners. The ratings are based on an overall indication of how a librarys performance stacks up to peer libraries with similar expenditures. The board has worked very hard to use the tax revenues from the Sanibel taxpayers and the donations from the Sanibel Public Library Foundation, to provide high-quality services, and the best environment we can, to the community. Obtaining recognition by the Library Journal as a 5-Star Library in our expenditure category, and to be the only library recognized in Florida, is a great honor, and one we will strive to maintain, said Dan Moeder, library board of commissioners treasurer. The library commissioners provide leadership and emphasize excellent public service and technological innovation, according to library Executive Director Margaret Mohundro. Additionally, the creativity, dedication, and hard work of the library staff and volunteers make the 5-Star rating possible, Mohundro said. Changes in technology have been considerable since the index began five years ago. Significant trends include use of wireless Internet access by patrons on their own computers or handheld devices, accessing library resources online, and downloading e-books and audio books. The Sanibel Public Library Foundations support of programming such as the Author Series and Summer Reading Program, and technology services like TeenSpace Tech Lab and eShelf, leverages public tax dollar investment and ensures library users are able to participate in these trends, added Uhler. The report of Americas Star Libraries is available at the Library Journal website: http://features.libraryjournal.com/ star-libraries/class-of-2011/americas-starlibraries-2011-top-rated-libraries. Sanibel Public Librarys Board of Commissioners and library director. Seated from left: Millie Ford, President Linda Uhler, and Vice President Tom Krekel. Standing from left: Gib Warren, Executive Director Margaret Mohundro, Secretary Linda Kramer, Sandy Zahorchak, and Treasurer Dan Moeder.


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 2, 20116B Specializing in native & exotic palms, low-maintenanc e FRIENDLY ENGLISH-SPEAKING STAF F ( 239 ) 560-1422 S eabreezeNurseries.co m C ustom upscale landscapin g & professional lawn service e Choosing akes All mmeek@rosierinsurance.com239-472-1152 Zonta Welcomes Four Members The Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva recently inducted four new members, expanding the current membership to 64. Zonta 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. As they were officially inducted by Barbara Nagle, Zonta president, the new members pledged to provide service to improve the legal, political, economic, health and professional status of women. Zontas new members are: Linda Layton. Layton hails from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She worked her way from a menial desk job to regional director of sales for the Adams Mark Hotels to business development manager for McGettigan Partners, and finally account executive for Carlson Marketing. She said her success would not have been possible without the support of her husband Mike, who was a stay-at-home dad caring for their four children. A rainy Sanibel vacation in 2004 prompted the couple to look at houses and they have been winter residents ever since. Laytons sponsor is Nancy Dreher. Win Rathje. Rathje taught first and fourth grades before establishing an early learning center in Findlay, Ohio. She went on to become director of a small private school. Rathje taught migrant workers children in Deshler, Ohio, under a Title One program for two months each fall. She volunteers at the Sanibel/ Captiva Chamber of Commerce, for CCMIs soup kitchen, and as secretary for the Outreach Committee at St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church. She is married to Dennis, whom she met in first grade. Together they have three children and five grandchildren and spend six months in Florida and the rest of the year between their homes in Naperville, Illinois, and on Lake Shafer, Indiana. Her sponsor is Orlene Shimberg. Ellen Sloan. Rev. Sloan is currently the rector of St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, after serving as chaplain and Dean of Community at The General Theological Seminary in New York City for five years, and as a priest in Ridgewood, New Jersey, for four. Sloan completed her PhD in administration and organizational development at the University of Connecticut in 1995, holds a masters degree from Dartmouth College and a bachelors from Plymouth State University. She spent 25 years in the educational field prior to her discernment leading to ordained ministry. In preparation for her ordination, she completed a masters of divinity in 2002. Sloan and her husband Ralph have two adult children and three grandchildren. Her sponsor is Judy Workman. Susan Tucker. Tucker grew up on Long Island, New York, where she earned finance and accounting degrees. After moving to Atlanta in 1981, she became accounting manager for an international automotive parts company, eventually becoming vice president of finance and operations. Tucker retired in 2000 and moved to Sanibel with her husband; they spend summers in British Columbia. An active volunteer both on and off the island, Tucker has been a past board president for CROW and now serves as treasurer, is a Hope Parkinsons exercise instructor, a foster mom to rescued Chihuahuas, as well as a Meals on Wheels volunteer. Her sponsor is Annie Nachtsheim. The club is now in full swing planning for the 11th Annual Peek at the Unique, its signature fundraiser and home tour, set for Saturday, March 24. Funds raised are given in grants to both local and global programs that support the Zonta mission of improving the status of women. For information about Zonta, visit www.zontasancap.com. Zonta recently welcomed new members. From left: sponsor Annie Nachtsheim and Susan Tucker, sponsor Judy Workman and Rev. Ellen Sloan, Win Rathje with sponsor Orlene Shimberg, and Linda Layton with sponsor Nancy Dreher. Baileys Christmas Ornament Is HereSanta has arrived! Continuing the tradition of limited-edition collector ornaments, Baileys General Store has unveiled its 2011 edition. The 2011 ornament, the third in the series, depicts the Baileys Santa Claus climbing up the ladder to the roof of Baileys General Store to reach his sleigh. All who visit Baileys around the holidays have witnessed this phenomenon first-hand. Santa has visited Baileys to spread the spirit of the season to all residents and visitors in this way for many years. Francis P. Bailey Jr., the stores very own Santa, celebrated his 90th birthday in April. This years ornament was designed in honor of Francis and created as a keepsake for all to remember the spirit of Christmas. This ornament, as well as the 2010 ornament of the original Baileys Store on Matthews Wharf and the 2009 inaugural ornament which bears the hand-written initials of Sam and Francis Bailey, is available for purchase exclusively at Baileys General Store. Each ornament is made of 24k gold on brass and comes in a royal blue presentation folder showing the Baileys logo on the front. The folder contains a certificate indicating the limited-edition ornament number and giving a brief description of the particular significance of the design. The ornaments, certificates and folders are produced by The Charleston Mint of Brevard, North Carolina. 2011 Baileys Santa Claus


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ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 2, 20118B A Journey To India, Part One by Patty MolnarAt the beginning of November we embarked on a long-anticipated 18-day tour of India. Before I describe the cities and sites we visited, some pertinent facts about the country are indicated. India is the secondmost populous country in the world (after China), with 1.25 billion inhabitants. The religious breakdown is as follows: 80 percent Hindus; 13 percent Muslims (India is the second-most populous Muslim nation after Indonesia); with the remaining being Buddhists (India is the birthplace of Buddhism); Jains (an offshoot of Hinduism), Sikhs; Parsis who practice Zoastrianism; and Christians. India is composed of 30 states, seven of which border China and Tibet. Hindi is the main language of the people; English is the language of the central government and of higher education. There are 20 additional languages, each with its own script. The central government has a parliamentary system with a federal structure. Although India is now the worlds fourth-largest economic power, 70 percent of its citizens live in the countryside working in agriculture. While enough is produced to feed the entire population, a poor distribution system means 50 percent of the production rots before it ever reaches its destination. The literacy rate today stands at 64 percent, an almost 40 percent increase since the British left India in 1947. Twenty-five percent of the populace lives in poverty, down 10 percent from two decades ago owing to economic reforms. These, combined with improvements in the educational system, are producing economic growth and freeing women from their traditional boundaries. Everyone warned us about the poverty for which India is known and is in full view everywhere. However, our Indian guides told us not to give money to beggars (which are omnipresent), as virtually everyone could find some sort of work if he really wanted to. I dont know enough about the situation to either agree or challenge the veracity of this view. Unfortunately, we were repeatedly told that India has huge problems with corruption and bureaucracy. Bribery cuts wide swaths through aspects of Indian life. However, one native lecturer we heard said there are signs that tolerance for such offenses is lessening, citing the fact that six corrupt officials involved with the troubled Commonwealth Games early this fall are now serving prison time, something that was unheard of 10 years ago. First on the itinerary was Indias capital of Delhi, a city of 15 million. Since we arrived two days before the start of our tour, we made two forays with a private guide into the section of the city known as Old Delhi. Driving there (or better said, being driven; you would have to have a strong death wish to drive yourself!) we saw on the side of the road a lot of goats waiting to be sold and sacrificed for an upcoming Muslim holy day. We also got our first taste of the rules of the road in India. These are basically (1) the largest vehicle has the right-ofway; (2) the loudest and most frequently used horn, employed to announce ones presence, prevails; and (3) the most adventurous and aggressive driver gets the farthest. Imagine the following sharing the road: cars (mostly Tatas and Ambassadors, the latter being a British-looking vehicle used principally by government officials); rickshaws, both motorized (called tuktuks) and bicycle and occasionally water buffalo-driven; minitaxis often with 10 or more passengers; buses (we were amused to see dilapidated buses with the improbable slogan of The Worlds Most Eco-friendly Bus System painted on their sides!); and numerous animals all over the roadway, including goats, cows, dogs, pigs and monkeys.continued on page 31B. India has 1.25 billion inhabitants Twenty-five percent of the populace lives in poverty, yet beauty abounds Administering to an elderly man The rules of the road are practically non-existent Goats and people live side-by-side Pool Service & Supply Pool Service & Supply Chlorine Tabs Tools Pumps Chlorine Tabs Tools Pumps Free computerized water analysis Free computerized water analysiswww.bannerpoolservice.com FL Lic. #CPC1457804 FL Lic. #CPC1457804STORE HOURS: M-F 9-4 SAT 10-1 SERVICE: MON-SAT 8-5 Stop by our store in Anchor Point 1633 Periwinkle Way 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


9B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 2, 2011Island Zonta Club Joins Fort Myers Club For BenefitZontians from Sanibel and Fort Myers turned out in force at the recent MADE by US Fashion Show, Sale and Benefit held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Myers. The well-attended event featured fashion designers, crafts people and women with small food and catering businesses. There were 22 vendors in all at the benefit. After shopping, visitors were treated to a fashion show and speakers including Christa Hicks from Beauty from Ashes (a faith-based organization ministering to victims of the sex industry), Yaro Garcia from ACT (Abuse Counseling And Treatment Inc., a service provider for survivors of domestic violence), Dr. Genelle Grant from GRACE (Guatemalan Rural Adult and Children Education), and Nola Theiss from HTAP (Human Trafficking Awareness Partnership Inc.). HTAP combats human trafficking by educating young people, while GRACE is a UUCFM project dedicated to improving the lives of Guatemalan women and their families through education. Marta Matias, a mother of three who cleans houses for a living, was one of more than a dozen vendors selling everything from crocheted and woven tops and shawls to hand-painted womens golf gloves. Matias was recently the subject of an article by Amy Bennett Williams in the News Press highlighting her Mayan crafts and fashion. Canvasses painted by area students for HTAPs ARTREACH project were on display at the event. ARTREACH is designed to educate local children about the dangers of human trafficking through art and theater. The event was the brainchild of Sanibel resident Gari Grant Lewis, who for years dreamed of putting on an event that showcased the talents of women. It was always my intention to someday feature and showcase fashions designed and sewn by women, Grant Lewis said. Also featured was jewelry made by the PACE Center for Girls, another Zonta partner. Grant Lewis and her sister, Dr. Genelle Grant, director for GRACE, had talked extensively about putting on an event that would raise awareness surrounding projects combating violence against women. The idea crystallized when she became a member of The Zonta Club of Sanibel/Captiva and a team member for the clubs service partner, HTAP, Grant Lewis said. Both HTAP and GRACE are service projects funded by the Zonta Club of Sanibel/Captiva. All in all, it was a big success, Grant Lewis said. We can give nice donations to GRACE and HTAP. The vendors did well and sold items. The people who attended were able to buy some nice and unusual handmade holiday gifts. We are certain to make this an annual event. The Zonta Club of Sanibel/Captiva is a service organization of professional women working 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 www.zontasancap.com. Gari Grant Lewis, show organizer and emcee, with vendor Marta Matias Zontians Kris Ritts and Jan Alden, who helped PACE girls produce the jewelry, with PACE counselor Katelyn Uhler Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com House2011 Believe 2011 Holiday Fort Myers Womans Community Club presents December 9 23, 2011 5:00 9:00 p.m.Historic Burroughs & Langford Kingston Homes Downtown Fort Myers Admission $5, Children 10 & under free Tour two festively decorated historic homes See Santa Claus nightly Enjoy seasonal music nightly Military & Veterans visit free with ID!Sb tn: F ort My ers W oman s Communit y Clu b First United Methodist Church Fort Myers, Florida Holiday House is located at the corner of First & Fowler in Dowtown Fort Myers. Parking is available at First United Methodist Church eld (2466 First Street). F F M M M M M M M M W W W W W E d ison Pageant o f Lig h t, Inc. Our g i f t to Southwest Flori d a for 55 y ears


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 2, 201110B 1101 Periwinkle Way #105, Sanibel, FL239-246-4716 or 239-472-0044IsabellaRasi@aol.com ENGEL & VLKERS For Showings please call Isabella Rasi 239-246-4716 EAST END WITH BOAT DOCKKings Crown. Elegant 3+ BR, 3.5 BA residence canal front with boat lift. Pool & much more. Like new. MCGREGOR WOODSSpacious fully furnished Home with 3 BR and 2.5 BA on large lot. Community Pool, Spa, Clubhouse, Tennis, Fishing Pier. Close to beaches, restaurants & shops. EAST END RETAIL CENTERNewly renovated retail center with high visability on Periwinkle toward Lighthouse beach. Great business opportunity.$1,299,000 MATLACHA WATERFRONTUnique artists home in midst of art galleries, restaurants $550,000 List Local. Sell Global. Coffee Bar @Baileys Gives To Heart DriveThe Coffee Bar @Baileys participated in the Heart Drive for the American Heart Association this November, and at the end of the drive had raised $300. The Coffee Bar has been painted red with hearts, representing each donation made. This is the second year the Coffee Bar has participated in the Heart Drive. Patrons of the Coffee Bar were asked to donate $1 to the Heart Drive, and many responded. Some supporters generously contributed $10 to $20 in one visit alone. It made $300 very easy to hit in one week. The money raised will go to heart and stroke research and to supply the Fort Myers Police Department officers with life-saving, automated external defibrillator devices (AEDs). The Heart Drive ran for one week in November and was inspired by 16-year-old stroke survivor Megan Lucker. After a stroke in 2008, shes again a healthy teenager; she is now raising money and awareness for a cause that many are not so lucky to survive. We figured that since were healthy, its our responsibility to help raise money and awareness, Lucker said. The Coffee Bar @Baileys also participates in the MDA Shamrock drive each March, and pledges to continue to be a part of the Heart Drive in the upcoming years. The Coffee Bar @Baileys is located at 2477 Periwinkle Way inside Baileys General Store. It is open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week. Renee Cutaia prepares a check for the Coffee Bars donation to the American Heart Association through their annual Heart Drive Florida Hot Rods And Hogs Show Has Entertainment For EveryoneSunday, December 4, will provide fans of a plethora of vehicles at a mega event at the Lee Civic Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. One hundred five acres of show cars and motorcycles and 65,000 square feet of exhibitor space will provide the largest single-day car and bike show in Florida. The Florida Hot Rods & Hogs Car and Bike Shows title sponsor is the Seminole Casino Immokalee. Attendees are asked to bring nonperishable food items to be donated to the Harry Chapin Food Bank. With a projected attendance of 20,000, this will be the largest single-day food drive in the tri-county area. Spectator general admission is $12; $10 if you bring two food items. Children under the age of eight are free when accompanied by an adult. The Lee Civic Center charges $5 for spectator parking. Numerous well-known personalities will make appearances at the all-day event: Chip Foose, the youngest person to be inducted into the Hot Rod Hall of Fame. Buddy Baker, the first NASCAR driver to exceed 200 mph on a closed course, and the first driver to win the same race at the same venue as his father. Big Daddy Don Garlits, who perfected the rear-engine top fuel dragster design. Shirley Muldowney, known as the First Lady of Drag Racing, and the first woman to receive a license from the National Hot Rod Association to drive a top fuel dragster. The West Coast Chapter of Abate will host a Biker Rodeo. Live entertainment for all ages includes 15 bands that will be spread over three stages. There will be a special free Kids Alley sponsored by the Shriners, Lee County Sheriffs Office, and Home Depot that will include a youth entertainment center, face painting, finger painting, and bounce houses. For more information or to find out how to register your hot rod or bike in the show, visit www.flhrh.com. For more information about or to contribute to the Harry Chapin Food Bank, contact 239-334-7007 or go to harrychapinfoodbank.org. Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 2, 201112B From page 1BAround The Islandsor a full-scale, three-course dinner, youll find some new dishes as well as a few of the tried and true, such as Mikes Cowboy Steak. While Chef Mike is no longer in the kitchen, Dayna Anding, general manager, says his steak will remain because it is so popular and he did it so well. Anding said the current menu will undergo some tweaking but will continue to emphasize high quality, innovative comfort food and classics. As far as entrees, corned beef and cabbage and prime rib round out the beef options, or you can go with such popular dishes as Cuban pork with beans and rice, marinated salmon, ovenroasted mahi mahi, shrimp scampi and linguini and clams. For lunch, theres a nice selection of sandwiches including French dip, oyster po boy and a crab sandwich, plus a line-up of salads. Im told the Cobb salad is the best! A simpler menu that includes salads, sandwiches, mac and cheese and wings, is also available in the tavern. Happy hour is from 4 to 6 p.m. daily. The restaurant is now operated by the Talmadge-Anding Partnership. The Bistro is at 1100 Par View, Sanibel, at Beachview Golf & Country Club. For reservations, call 472-4394. Pinocchios Original Italian Ice Cream recently introduced a new dessert addition to its menu dubbed the Pinocchios Beach Bon. These delicious and generously portioned Pinocchiosized treats are made from the unique signature flavors of their original Italian ice cream and gelato. Each Beach Bon is enrobed in a variety of coatings including chocolate, toasted coconut and cocoa. I apologize for the truncated report about the Beach Bons in last weeks column. Please read on. Beach Bons were initially intended to capture the essence and flavors of our islands. However, they have been so well received that Pinocchios will expand them, offering holiday flavors this season. They are wonderful individual dessert accompaniments for the holiday table. Pinocchios Beach Bons were showcased this year at CROWs Taste of the Islands last month, where they were awarded the 2011 Best Dessert. Call-ahead orders are encouraged. Pinocchios is at 362 Periwinkle Way on Sanibels east end, phone 472-6566 or log onto www.pinocchiosicecream.com. To celebrate its 17th anniversary, Matzaluna, the Italian Kitchen, will take 17 percent of your food bill for 17 days starting Friday, December 2. In addition, every 17th customer will receive a gift certificate valid for a future visit. The menu includes pasta. chicken, veal and fresh seafood dishes and pizza from a wood-fired oven. Matzalunas is at 1200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, phone 472-1998. Hours are 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. In more restaurant news, The Mucky Duck is now open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 9:30 p.m. The Mucky Duck is at 11546 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva Island, phone 4723434. Feeling bloated after that enormous Thanksgiving dinner? Ready to get in shape before the next round of parties? The Sanibel Health Club will help you keep your figure during this holiday season. You can work out with one of the trainers or have owners Tim Shevlin and Jana Hoyt build you a custom diet and workout program. Call 395-Body (2639) or go to the website, www.SanibelHealthClub.com. The health club is at 975 Rabbit Road, Sanibel. LIVE ON THE ISLANDS Gene Federico plays at Courtneys on Sanibel on Thursdays and Fridays, 7 to 10 p.m. and on Sundays at the tiki bar from 2 to 5 p.m. Courtneys is at 1231 Middle Gulf Drive, phone 4724646. Traditions on the Beach has live music Thursday through Saturday, featuring Joe McCormick, Marvilla Marzan and Barbara Smith. There are periodic jazz nights on Wednesdays. The restaurant is at the Island Inn, 3111 West Gulf Drive, phone 472-4559. The Jacaranda has entertainment nightly from 7 to 11 p.m. On Friday and Saturday, various artists are featured. On Sunday, its Jamaica Dave & Co., reggae and dance; Monday, Renata, jazz, contemporary music and dance; Tuesday, Steve Scooter Reynolds, accoustic guitar, contemporary music and dance; Wednesday, Buckeye Ken, contemporary, Top 40 and blues; Thursday, 2 Hot, contemporary, reggae and dance. The Jacaranda is at 1223 Periwinkle Way, phone 4721771. Traders features music by Chris Workman Wednesdays from 7 to 10 p.m. and Danny Morgan and Friends on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 10 p.m. Traders is at 1551 Periwinkle Way, phone 472-7242. Chips Sanibel Steakhouse features Michael David playing light classical guitar on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The steakhouse is at 1473 Periwinkle Way, phone 472-5700. The Crows Nest at Tween Waters Inn, Captiva has entertainment Fridays and Saturdays from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Crab races are Mondays and Thursdays with the family show at 5:30 p.m. and grown-up races at 9 p.m. The Crows Nest is at 15951 Captiva Drive, phone 472-5161. George & Wendys Corner Grill features Chris Workman, keyboard and vocals, on Fridays and Steve Scooter Reynolds, guitar and vocals, on Saturdays. Entertainment is from 7 to 11 p.m. The Corner Grill is at Periwinkle Way and Tarpon Bay Road, phone 395-1263. The Island Cow on Periwinkle Way has live entertainment from 6 to 9:30 p.m. nightly. The line-up: Monday, Dan Confrey; Tuesday, Jeff Key; Wednesday, Ken Wasiniak; Thursday, Diana Lynn; Friday, Greg Watts; Saturday, Diana Lynn; and Sunday, Ken Wasiniak. Phone 472-0606. RC Otters, 11506 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, has live music daily with dining inside and out, phone 395-1142. Restaurant owners/managers, email or fax your entertainment schedule to Anne Mitchell at islandsuncity@aol. com or 395-2299. Pinocchios Beach Bons come in many flavors and coatings Please visit our Island Sun online advertisers each week at www.islandsunnews.com. You can click through to their Web sites for more information about real estate, shopping, restaurants and services. Just click on the logos surrounding the front page. GOLFRate 7 am 3 pm $40 Rate 3 pm on $25Rates expire 12/18/12239-472-2626 TENNISOpen Clinic Daily 8:30 am 9:30 am $20 per person Round Robins Wednesday & Saturday 11 am 1 pm $15 per person(ball & beverage provided)239-472-9099 www.beachviewgolfclub.com Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com


13B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 2, 2011 Sanctuary Community Golf Challenge Will Be January 21The Sanctuary Golf Club as title sponsor is hosting the 10th Annual Sanctuary Community Golf Challenge on January 21. This event has raised almost $600,000 in the past decade for the Charitable Foundation of the Islands and its predecessors solely from the generous support of Sanibel and Captiva residents. There are numerous sponsorship opportunities ranging from the $5,000 Diamond Partnership, which includes additional rounds of golf, lunch, and dinner at The Sanctuary Golf Club; to a $150 Hole Partnership. All proceeds go directly to the Charitable Foundation of the Islands which in turn distributes the funds to assist island nonprofit organizations and individual island residents and workers who have experienced hardships such as medical and financial emergencies. The co-chairmen of the event are Gordon Coons, Terry Igo, and Mike Valiquette and the committee members include Al Hanser, Drew Donnelly, Brian Johnson, Ralph Clark, and Ken Kouril, general manager of The Sanctuary Golf Club. This year the honorary chairpersons are Art and Susan Cassell. The Cassells have been supporters of the tournament for many years and are generous donors to the island nonprofits. We are both honored to be part of this wonderful tournament which has raised over half a million dollars for individuals and organizations on our islands. The foundations work exemplifies what it means to be a good citizen, stated Art Cassell. The Cassells deserve high praise for their generosity and dedication to the islands many events and causes. We are very proud to have Art and Susan Cassell as honorary chairpersons. Their support and spirit are appreciated by many, commented Gordon Coons, co-chairman. The Sanctuary Golf Club Members have warmly embraced this event with their exceptional generosity and commitment to this fundraiser. The Sanctuary Community Golf Challenge allows opportunities for our community to pay it forward and say thank you, said Terry Igo, co-chairman. The Sanctuary Community Golf Challenge begins at 10:30 a.m. with a brunch followed by a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start. Afterwards, golfers meet at the clubhouse for drinks and hors doeuvres, an awards presentation, and the ever-popular Helicopter Drop. For more information about The Sanctuary Community Golf Challenge, contact Drew Donnelly, head professional, at 472-6223 or ddonnelly@sanctuarygc.net. Front Row: Al Hanser, Art Cassell, Susan Cassell, Co-Chairmen Gordon Coons and Michael Valiquette (Terry Igo not shown), General Manager Ken Kouril. Back row: Ralph Clark and Head Golf Professional Drew Donnelly Art and Susan Cassell are honorary chairpersons Sanibel Center 4 LifeMondaysHappy Hour Fitness 8 a.m. Essential Total Fitness 9:30 a.m. TuesdaysPower Hour Fitness 8 a.m. Gentle Yoga 9:30 a.m. WednesdaysHappy Hour Fitness 8 a.m. Essential Total Fitness 9:30 a.m. ThursdaysPower Hour Fitness 8 a.m. Gentle Yoga 9:30 a.m. FridaysHappy Hour Fitness 8 a.m. Essential Total Fitness 9:30 a.m. 2401 Library Way Phone 472-5743 Leaders On The Green For Junior AchievementLast month $50,000 was raised by golfers and sponsors during the 6th annual Southwest Florida Leaders on the Green Golf Tournament at The Sanctuary Golf Club on Sanibel. The exclusive, all-inclusive, limited team golf experience included a gift salon, pre-tournament warm-up massages, gourmet meals and hospitality throughout the day. This charity golf tournament has been in existence since 2006, with a total of more than $700,000 raised for Junior Achievement to date, said D. Michael Sherman, CEO/chairman of Dawson Companies and tournament chair. This event continues to be strongly supported by the business community even during the challenging economic times, he said. Sponsors of the 2011 tournament included Visionary Sponsor, Westfield Insurance; Team Sponsors, Dawson Companies, Hahn Loser & Parks, LLP, McGarvey Development Company, Physicians Regional Healthcare Systems, Target Builders Construction Management, BlueCross BlueShield of Florida and Team Fiddlesticks Country Club. Junior Achievement is dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated volunteer network, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida Inc. provides in-school and after-school programs for students in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties that focus on three key content areas: work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. Today, 124 individual area operations reach 4 million students in the United States, with an additional 5 million students served by operations in 120 other countries worldwide. For more information about Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida, contact Anne Frazier at 225-2590 or email info@jaswfl.org. Our website is www. JASWFL.org. WEST GULF DRIVE BEAUTYAbsolutely gorgeous Gulf Front home with expansive views. Enjoy magni cent sunsets from the vanishing edge raised pool, surrounded by lush tropical vegitation. 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They walk fast, they talk fast, they do everything fast. Others are more laid back. In golf we want to match the rhythm of our swing to our personality. If you are a fast paced Type A person you will tend to swing a golf club the same way. Try to slow down and everything goes haywire. Slower paced people cannot try to speed up or the same thing happens. So, lets identify who you are; fast, slow or somewhere in between and lets match your golf swing to your personality. Here are a few tips: 1. Use a metronome to establish your golf rhythm. A metronome is that thing that looks almost like a clock and can be set to produce a beat at a set pace. Tick, tock, tick tock as the arm goes back and forth. They use them a lot to teach music. Take one to the putting green and set it for a fast paced beat, then slower and slower continued on page 19B The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club results Friday, November 25. Format: throw out the turkey. 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The Odd Balls took over third place on the strength of their 12-4 victory over Chalk & Awe and Bathroom Magic moved two games into the League by pounding George & Wendys 14-2. This is a correction. On Monday, November 14, Chalk & Awe Captain Carol Johnson did not lose four games. She was 1-3 and said she would be better with a lighter cue and smaller tip. She bought the cue and this week lost all four games to Kip Buntrock. Carol may be in the market for another new cue. StandingTeam Name WonLost FirstBathroom Magic 5723 SecondBunts Ball Busters5525 ThirdOdd Balls 4832 FourthSanibel Caf 4139 FifthSandycappers 3941 SixthChalk & Awe 3335 SeventhFresh Legion Crew3149 EighthGeorge & Wendys1664SANIBEL 8-BALL POOL LEAGUE 2011-12 Standings through November 21, 2011 Bunts Ball Busters13Sanibel Caf3 Odd Balls12Chalk & Awe4 Bathroom Magic14George & Wendys2 Sandycappers9Fresh Legion Crew7 Sanibel 8-Ball Pool League Monday, November 28Ball Run And Perfect ScoresDave Doane won four straight games for Bunts Ball Busters to propel his team into first place by two games over Bathroom Magic. Rich Ennis, Kip Johnson, and Terry Ricotta added two wins each for the team thats been at the top for the past three years. Three other players posted perfect 4-0 scores in their matches: Carol Johnson and Tracy Walters from Chalk & Awe and John Gonzalez from Bathroom Magic. Fresh Legion Crew Captain Gator Gate produced the highlight of the night. He broke the rack and proceeded to run all seven low balls plus the eight ball for his win without allowing his opponent to get to the table. His elation at his first-time feat was short lived, however, as he missed shots on the eight ball three times in a row to get crushed in his second game. Such is life. League matches start at 6 p.m. Monday nights at American Legion Post 123 and George & Wendys Corner Grill. The matches have been drawing a good number of spectators. Its suggested you arrive early to get a premium seat to view the contests. StandingTeam Name WonLost FirstBunts Ball Busters6729 SecondBathroom Magic 6531 ThirdOdd Balls 5640 FourthSanibel Caf 5046 FifthChalk & Awe 4452 SixthSandycappers 4353 SeventhFresh Legion Crew3858 EighthGeorge & Wendys2175SANIBEL 8-BALL POOL LEAGUE 2011-12 Standings through November 28, 2011 Bunts Ball Busters12Sandycappers4 Odd Balls8Bathroom Magic8 Chalk & Awe11George & Wendys5 Sanibel Caf9Fresh Legion Crew7 Model Train Room Attraction Open For Visitors The Gulf Coast Model Railroad at Shell Point Retirement Community is now open for tours. Last year thousands of visitors toured the train room, and this year many new upgrades have been added. Visitors from all over the Southwest Florida area are welcome to stop by and see this 40' x 40' model train display in the shape of the state of Florida. Some of its features include hundreds of recognizable geographic landmarks such as Tallahassees old Capitol Building, Pensacola freight yards, the Gainesville Gator Bowl, Epcot and Disney World, Kennedy Space Center with an orbiting space shuttle, Miamis famous hotels, the Everglades and even Shell Point Retirement Community. The Train Room, as it is called by the Shell Point residents, is located on The Island at Shell Point. Some of the recent renovations include detailing and upgrades in the scenery, and a city street was added that allows the trains to run down the center of the road; it is completely hand-painted. The annual maintenance was done to make sure the miniature railroad stays in the most efficient operational condition. In addition to the features already mentioned, the display has several hundred buildings, automobiles, trucks, tractors, and people. Originally built in 1971 by a group of residents who enjoyed model railroads as a hobby, the Gulf Coast Model Railroad is operated and maintained by Shell Point resident volunteers. Up to nine trains run around the nearly 1,000 feet of track, and on about 100 turnouts, or switches. The switches and trains are motivated electronically from four console panels, and the self-operated childrens layout features Thomas the Tank engine. Visitors can stop by to see the Gulf Coast Model Railroad for free on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Special group tours larger than 10 people can be scheduled by calling 454-2152. Shell Point Model Train Room


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 2, 201117B Karen Aulino, Realtor | Pfeifer Realty GroupSanibel & Captiva Island Real Estate Sales 1630 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Island, Florida 33957O ce: 239.472.0004 | Cell: 239.851.5202 | Fax: 239.210.3359 Email: KarenAulino@comcast.net THE TUESDAY TOUR OF HOMES is a quick and easy way to preview several homes in a couple of hours without any pressure or hassle. It is a great way to get an overview of what homes and features are available within your price range. The tour starts at 1316 Eagle Run Dr. where youre invited to have co ee and pastries from 9am to 9:30. Your welcome to join a tour in progress anywhere in the schedule, times are exact so that you can schedule your day. 1316 Eagle Run Drive 9am to 9:30am1019 Lindgren Blvd 10:15am to 10:30am228 Hurricane Lane 11:15am to 11:30am 927 Limpet Drive 10:45am to 11am 1360 Eagle Run Drive 9:45am to 10am Tour Stop #1 Tour Stop #2 Tour Stop #3 Tour Stop #5 Tour Stop #4Karens Tuesday Tour of HomesTuesday, December 6th 2011If you have any questions or would like your home to be on the tour, call Karen today. FORCLOSURE SHORT SALE Red Sox 2012 Spring Training Schedule; Tickets For Inaugural Season Go On Sale December 17The Boston Red Sox have released the 2012 Spring Training schedule, which includes 18 games at the teams new Spring Training facility, JetBlue Park at Fenway South. The 33-game exhibition season includes one game against the Washington Nationals in Washington, DC on Tuesday, April 3. Tickets for all 2012 Spring Training games at JetBlue Park are scheduled to go on sale on Saturday, December 17. Ticket prices at JetBlue Park will range from $5 to $46 for the 2012 season with more than 75 percent of tickets available priced at $27 or less. Like City of Palms Park, the Red Sox previous Spring Training home, the majority of seats in the park will be in the shade. Spring Training tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on December 17, and fans can purchase tickets at City of Palms Park in Fort Myers, online at redsox.com, and by phone at 888-REDSOX6. Fans who require ADA-accessible seating may also call 877-REDSOX9. Hearing-impaired fans may call the Red Sox TTY line at (617) 2266644. Boston will open the Spring Training season with two college exhibitions on Saturday, March 3: a 2:35 p.m. matinee against the Northeastern University Huskies, followed by a nightcap with the Boston College Eagles at 7:05 p.m. The Red Sox will kick off the 2012 Grapefruit League schedule at home on Sunday, March 4 at 1:35 p.m. against their Mayors Cup rival Minnesota Twins. The Twins host Boston at Hammond Stadium the following night, the second of six total contests between the cross-town foes. Boston will visit the AL East rival New York Yankees on Tuesday, March 13 at 7:05 p.m. in Tampa and will host the club on Thursday, March 22 at 7:05 p.m. The contests are two of nine scheduled night games for the Red Sox this spring, including six at home. On March 17, the Baltimore Orioles will visit JetBlue Park as part of a split-squad St. Patricks Day match-up starting at 1:35 p.m. The team will also play a 1:05 p.m. game against the Orioles in Sarasota. Other division matchups include three additional contests against Baltimore, four versus the Tampa Bay Rays and four with Toronto. The team will also hold the City of Palms Park Yard Sale on December 17, giving fans an opportunity to purchase a selection of items from the Red Sox 20-year history at the ballpark, including memorabilia from former and current players, ballpark continued on page 19B2012 BOSTON RED SOX SPRING TRAINING SCHEDULE (All Times Eastern and Subject to Change) DATE OPPONENT SITE TIME Saturday, March 3 Northeastern JetBlue Park 2:35 p.m. Saturday, March 3 Boston College JetBlue Park 7:05 p.m. Sunday, March 4 Minnesota Twins JetBlue Park 1:35 p.m. Monday, March 5 Minnesota Twins Hammond Stadium7:05 p.m. Tuesday, March 6 Baltimore Orioles JetBlue Park 1:35 p.m. Wednesday, March 7 Toronto Blue Jays Dunedin 1:05 p.m. Thursday, March 8 St. Louis Cardinals Jupiter 1:05 p.m. Friday, March 9 Pittsburgh Pirates JetBlue Park 7:05 p.m. Saturday, March 10 Tampa Bay Rays JetBlue Park 7:05 p.m. Sunday, March 11 Baltimore Orioles Sarasota 1:05 p.m. Monday, March 12 Miami Marlins JetBlue Park 1:35 p.m. Tuesday, March 13 New York Yankees Tampa 7:05 p.m. Wednesday, March 14 Off Day Thursday, March 15 St. Louis Cardinals JetBlue Park 2:35 p.m. Friday, March 16 Minnesota Twins JetBlue Park 7:05 p.m. Saturday, March 17 Baltimore Orioles (SS) Sarasota 1:05 p.m. Saturday, March 17 Baltimore Orioles (SS) JetBlue Park 1:35 p.m. Sunday, March 18 Tampa Bay Rays PortC har]otfa 1:05 p.m. Monday, March 19 Minnesota Twins JetBlue Park 1:35 p.m. Tuesday, March 20 Toronto Blue Jays JetBlue Park 7:05 p.m. Wednesday, March 21 Pittsburgh Pirates Bradeiton 135 p.m. Thursday, March 22 New York Yankees JetBlue Park 7:05 p.m. Friday, March 23 Baltimore Orioles Sarasota 1:05 p.m. Saturday, March 24 Miami Marlins (SS) Jupiter 1:05 p.m. Saturday, March 24 Philadelphia Phillies (SS)JetBlue Park 1:35 p.m. Sunday, March 25 Toronto Blue Jays Dunedin 1:05 p.m. Monday, March 26 Philadelphia Phillies Clearwater 1:05 p.m. Tuesday, March 27 Tampa Bay Rays JetBlue Park 1:35 p.m. Wednesday, March 28 Off Day Thursday, March 29 Toronto Blue Jays JetBlue Park 1:35 p.m. Friday, March 30 Minnesota Twins Hammond Stadium1:05 p.m. Saturday, March 31 Tampa Bay Rays PortCharlotfe 1:05 p.m. Sunday, April 1 Minnesota Twins JetBlue Park 1:35 p.m. Monday, April 2 Washington Nationals JetBlue Park 1:35 p.m. Tuesday, April3 Washington Nationals Nationals Park 6:05 p m (SS ) SplitSquad Home Games at JetBlue Park at Fenway South in Lee County, Florida


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 2, 201118B Private Prep Schools Loaded With Star Basketball Talent Are Changing The Face Of High School Basketballby Ed FrankA small private prep school in northern Indiana best known as the high school of Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts is one of about a dozen private boarding schools throughout the nation that are changing the face of high school basketball. Amazingly, this school of 200 students in Indiana, La Lumiere, will have seven graduating seniors that will sign with Division I colleges five already have signed National Letters of Intent two with Purdue, one with Indiana, one with New Mexico and one with Southern Illinois. La Lumiere, and the handful of other top-tier private schools so loaded with talent that most local high schools wont play them, instead compete among themselves traveling nationwide. And these athletes are students, not just basketball players, who must adhere to the rigid academic standards and school policies. In a state where high school basketball is a near religion, La Lumiere sets a far different standard than most public high schools. Here basketball ranks third in importance after academics and student life. Yes, were unique to the area, says La Lumiere coach Alan Huss, a former Creighton University player. We prepare our kids to go to college with a great academic environment. We realize that 75 per cent of all high school students are not capable of doing the work we require. His players, who are recruited nationally and internationally, face the pressure of the classroom and are not treated differently than non-athletes. The teachers dont care who they are. They need to work and I put that on them, Huss said. On any given day, as many as 35 college coaches can be seen in the La Lumiere gym scouting his players. And its understandable when you observe the five seniors who already have signed with major college basketball programs two guards, two forwards and a center. Jay Simpson, a 6-foot-9-inch forward, and Rapheal Davis, a 6-foot-5-inch forward, have signed with Purdue. Both transferred to La Lumiere this year: Simpson from Champaign, Illinois, Central High School; and Davis from Fort Wayne, Indiana, South Side. Davis, a 4.0 student, played for three difference coaches in three years and needed the stability and attention to detail that the La Lumiere program provides, according to Huss. Simpson, also a top student, has flourished with the schools set schedule and study hall requirements. Hanna Perea, a 6-foot-9-inch power forward, signed with Indiana. Originally from Columbia, he transferred to La Lumiere a year ago from United Faith Christian Academy in North Carolina. Huss describes Perea as a freak athlete who is taking that athleticism and learning how to be more productive with it. Obij Aget, a towering seven-footer, has signed with Steve Alfords New Mexico; and the fifth Division I signer is Antonio Drummond, a 5-foot-11-inch guard who will play for Southern Illinois and is described as the team leader. Huss said his two remaining seniors, Aarom Emmanuel, a 6-foot-1-inch guard, and Matel Buovac, a 6-foot-7-inch forward, are still considering offers from several Division I schools. Because it is a boarding school tuition is $33,370 a year lengthy holiday breaks allow for extended team travel. The players never miss a day of school because of a basketball game. During the current Thanksgiving vacation, they traveled to New Haven, Connecticut, where they went 2-0 in the National Prep Showcase, defeating Lee Academy of Virginia 83-57 and Vermont Academy 102-93. Both Vermont and La Lumiere are nationally ranked top 20 teams by Sports Illustrated magazine. This weekend, La Lumiere seeks to extend its 4-0 season record when it faces the nations No. 2 high school, Findlay Prep of Nevada at the University of Kentuckys Rupp Arena. Huss said all 12 members of Findlay Prep will sign with Division I colleges. In just his second year as La Lumiere coach, Huss said, Were just scratching the surface. Im excited about the future. His sophomore class of three players is very strong, but with seven departing seniors he will probably go young with next years recruiting. La Lumiere will play 35 games this season and hopes in the future to play in the prestigious Fort Myers City of Palms Tournament. The famous movie Hoosiers dramatically portrayed the excitement of Indiana high school basketball. The La Lumiere Lakers are giving a new meaning to Hoosier basketball. Everblades Split Pair against Greenville Last Weekend The Florida Everblades hockey team went 1-1 last weekend at Germain Arena defeating the Greenville Road Warriors 5-0 Saturday night after a 5-2 loss Friday. Florida began the week with a 7-8-1 season record, but just three points out of first place in the ECHL South Division. They travel to the Midwest this week for three games, one against Toledo and two against Kalamazoo. The Everblades return home next week for three games with Gwinnett, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. 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furniture, and collectibles. Fans may enter through the Broadway Gate beginning at 8 a.m. All sales are cash only. A portion of the yard sale proceeds will be donated to three local charitable organizations: Police Athletic League of Fort Myers; Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc.; and Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc. All yard sale items are subject to availability and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. The annual Spring Training equipment truck departure will take place on Saturday, February 11 from Fenway Park. Prior to the start of the exhibition season, Red Sox will hold workouts at the organizations new Player Development Complex at Fenway South. Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report on Sunday, February 19, and will hold the first workout on Tuesday, February 21 with the first full squad workout on Saturday, February 25. All workouts are open to the public free of charge. JetBlue Park sits within Fenway South, the Red Sox new Spring Training and Player Development Complex, which will provide a single, state-of-the-art, yearround site where both Major and Minor League teams can train together. The ballpark includes improved features and amenities such as new food options, an HD video board as well as interactive family areas. The Yawkey Way experience at Fenway Park will be recreated on the road positioned immediately south of JetBlue Park during Spring Training and will add to the ballparks concourse with a street festival feel including entertainment, concessions and other activities. From page 15The Rhythm Of Golfuntil you find yours. 2. Once you have identified your rhythm focus only on that when you play golf, every shot. I like to use numbers. One-two for short shots and putts and one-two-three for long shots. 3. Embrace your rhythm and dont try to fight it. Nick Price made a nice living playing golf with a fast paced swing. Ernie Els and Fred Couples make theirs with a slow and deliberate swing. Most likely you are somewhere in between. Once you have established your rhythm, follow it. 4. Swing like you walk. Most bad golf shots come from poor rhythm; we either swing back too quickly and slow down coming into the ball or we swing back slowly then really rush to hit it. Try to make your next swing have the same rhythm back and through. Most people can make a beautiful practice swing then their golf shot looks like an act of violence. When you watch on TV they are the same back and through. I hope this helps you find the rhythm of your golf. Schedule a lesson with your local golf professional on this important topic. 19B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 2, 2011


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Expect some resistance in getting answers to your questions. But stay with it. You need facts in order to make important decisions. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Some of the mystery surrounding your recent fiscal situation soon will be dispelled with a clear explanation. Use this new knowledge to help you chart a fresh financial course. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Start your Hanukkah and Christmas gift-buying now. This will help avoid problems caused by possible mid-December delays. A family member has important information. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Use a little more sense in how you plan to spend your end-of-the-year holiday dollars. Meanwhile, you continue to gain support for your stand on a workplace issue. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Wearing that big, loving Lions heart of yours on your sleeve leaves it unprotected. Let things develop a little more before you allow your emotions to spill over. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to September 22) You might feel youre not ready to patch up an unraveled relationship. But the longer you wait, the more difficult it will be for all parties to take the first healing step. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Your end-of-the-year holiday plans could be disrupted by something out of your control, but stay the course. Ultimately, things will settle back into a normal pace. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Your honest approach to a workplace project earns you both respect and credit from those in charge. Meanwhile, that personal problem still needs to be dealt with. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Money could be a little tight this month. This means the usually bargainoblivious Sagittarian should look for ways to save on end-of-the-year holidays. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Examine the facts, and you might find that its a wiser move to shift gears and redirect some of your goals before the end of the year. Someone close to you offers good advice. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Be careful that your generosity is not abused. Find out more, both about the special favors you might be asked to grant and who is asking for them. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Youve come through a recent rough time in great shape. Congratulations. Now go out and enjoy your well-earned rewards. More good news comes in mid-December. BORN THIS WEEK: You aim for truth, and you usually find it. Your honesty earns you the friendship and respect of others. On Dec. 7, 1787, in Dover, Del., the U.S. Constitution is unanimously ratified by all 30 delegates to the Delaware Constitutional Convention, making Delaware the first state of the modern United States. Government under the U.S. Constitution took effect on March 4, 1789. On Dec. 10, 1901, the first Nobel Prizes are awarded in Stockholm, Sweden, on the fifth anniversary of the death of Alfred Nobel. Although Nobel offered no public reason for his creation of the prizes, it is believed that he did so out of moral regret over the lethal uses of his invention of dynamite and other explosives. On Dec. 11, 1936, after ruling for less than one year, Edward VIII becomes the first English monarch to voluntarily abdicate the throne. The British government, public and the Church of England condemned his decision to marry American divorcee Wallis Warfield Simpson. Edward claimed it was impossible to discharge his duties without the woman he loved. On Dec. 5, 1945, five U.S. Navy Avenger torpedo-bombers take off from the Ft. Lauderdale Naval Air Station in Florida on a three-hour training flight. They never returned, and no trace of the bodies or aircraft was ever found. The story helped cement the legend of the Bermuda Triangle, an area of the Atlantic Ocean where ships and aircraft are said to disappear without a trace. On Dec. 8, 1969, at a news conference, President Richard Nixon says that the Vietnam War is coming to an end. His pronouncements proved premature. In April 1970, he expanded the war by ordering attacks on communist sanctuaries in Cambodia. On Dec. 6, 1976, deaf professional stuntwoman Kitty ONeil sets the land-speed record for female drivers at the Alvord Desert in southeastern Oregon, averaging more than 512 mph. On Dec. 9, 1983, Scarface, starring Al Pacino as a Cuban refugee who becomes a Miami drug lord, opens in theaters. The film, written by Oliver Stone and directed by Brian De Palma, initially received unfavorable reviews but is now considered a classic. It was celebrated Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw who made the following sage observation: The liars punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else. Virginia law prohibits anyone over the age of 15 from wearing a mask in public, unless its part of a traditional holiday costume, for work or for medical reasons. You might be surprised to learn that there are people who study how air quality, humidity, the hardness of the water and pollution affect peoples hair. According to these researchers, the worst American cities for your tresses are Corpus Christi, Texas; Olympia, Wash.; and Pittsburgh. In a survey conducted by the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, it was found that two-thirds of Americans believe they are smarter than the average American. If you happen to be traveling in India and are passing through the town of Deshnoke, you might want to check out the Karni Mata temple -but not if you have an aversion to rodents: Karni Mata is the rat goddess. Visitors can dine at the temple, but they have to watch out for the more than 20,000 rats mingling with the guests. Dont worry, though; if a rat runs across your feet, its considered to be good luck. Ever wonder what the worlds deadliest animal is Its the lowly mosquito. Thanks to the diseases it spreads, it kills more humans than any other animal on the planet. In 2004, a record was set for the worlds farthest pizza delivery when a Dominos Pizza in London delivered a vegetarian supreme pizza to Melbourne, Australia -a distance of 10,532 miles. The world record challenge was conducted as a fundraising event and brought in nearly $50,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Nothing is impossible for the man who doesnt have to do it himself. -A.H. Weiler STRANGE BUT TRUE THIS WEEK IN HISTORY THOUGHT FOR THE DAY


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 2, 201122B ...Paradise Found! ...Paradise Found!Scan Code to View Property Details Instantly!...Eric Pfeifer CIPS, CRS, GRI, Broker-OwnerPfeifer Realty Group, LLC (239) 472-0004Eric@PfeiferRealtyGroup.com www.PfeiferRealtyGroup.com www.303PeriwinkleWay.comBeachfront Snug Harbor community! 4 bedroom home with carefree condo lifestyle. $699,000 Sanibel Sanibel Real Estate Is... Real Estate Is... Sanibel Recreation Center Silver SponsorsSanibel welcomes two silver sponsors that have each contributed $1,000 to the Financial Assistance Program for the Sanibel Recreation Center. This program assists financially eligible island parents and island workers on a sliding fee scale for their children to attend the after-school program, fun days, holiday and summer day camp at the City of Sanibel Recreation Center. Financial assistance ranges from 10 percent to 80 percent of the program fee. The difference between the award and the program fee is paid by the parent. Fund raising concludes on December 31 with a community New Years Eve party at the City of Sanibel Recreation Center beginning at 8 p.m. For more information, call the recreation center at 472-0345, visit the city website at mysanibel.com or call volunteer Chairman Barry Roth at 313-9591. Terry Igo, Jim Young, Beth Weigel, Robin Colby, Linda Mason, Al Hanser, Chip Lesch, Susan Ayres of Sanibel Captiva Trust Company San-Cap Community Bank is a silver sponsor. From left: David Wright, Kim Cook, Heather Dowling, Craig Albert, Marilyn Kane, Tony Gropp. CCMI Receives $21,000 Foulds Foundation GrantThe Claiborne and Ned Foulds Foundation has awarded a $21,000 grant to Community Cooperative Ministries Inc. to help upgrade technology. We will be able to replace a number of very old computers and create a better IT infrastructure for our staff and team leaders, said Dr. Dave Fleming, CCMIs chief of staff. We are extremely grateful for the opportunity to serve our customers with even greater effectiveness through this amazing grant. CCMI is an innovative nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of social service entrepreneurs fighting to end homelessness and hunger in the community. The agency provides more than 14,000 meals each month through its Everyday Caf and Marketplace and Home Delivered Meals programs. CCMI also educates 40 children in its Community Montessori, offers homeless and comprehensive case management services through its United Way Resource House, oversees an emergency mobile food pantry and supplies weekend backpacks full of food to more than 2,500 children each school year. CCMI serves Fort Myers and the greater Lee County area, including Bonita Springs, Cape Coral and Lehigh Acres. CCMI works in partnership with United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades, Harry Chapin Food Bank and various community foundations as well as collaborating with fellow community and service groups including The School District of Lee County and numerous churches, businesses and community support organizations. The Claiborne and Ned Foulds Foundation was established in 1981 by the late Ned and Claiborne Foster Foulds, who moved to Fort Myers in 1958. Ned Foulds was a graduate of Harvard University and retired as a Junior Executive of the Airtemp Division of the Chrysler Corporation. Mrs. Foulds was a Broadway star during the 1930s known under her maiden name of Claiborne Foster and starred in more than 20 plays. In recognition of their achievements, Mr. and Mrs. Foulds left their estate in trust to be administered by U.S. Trust, as a 50l(c)3 Foundation in perpetuity to benefit charitable causes. For more information, call 332-7687 or visit www.ccmileecounty.com. CATS & DOGS To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 2, 201123B Big, Big Bucks $40 Million To Be Exact Lures Ex Gator Urban Meyer To Ohio StateApparently $40 million can go a long way toward eliminating the need to spend more time with your family. And apparently $40 million is enough money to change your tune that, I am committed to ESPN and will not pursue any coaching opportunities this fall. The hiring Monday of former Florida football coach Urban Meyer by Ohio State once again dramatizes the fact that college football is big business and that money is no restraint when it comes to hiring the best in the business. You do have to wonder where this money frenzy has evolved and whether college football and basketball overshadows the importance of higher education itself. Is there a university professor or even a university president who earns anywhere near the $6 million a year that Ohio State will pay Meyer? Of course not! The 47-year-old Meyer is returning to his native Ohio to guide the troubled Ohio State football program that faces serious NCAA problems as the result of the misdeeds of ousted Buckeye coach Jim Tressel who knowingly played ineligible players and then lied repeatedly about it to the university and the NCAA. After a 6-6 season and a 40-34 loss to bitter rival Michigan last Saturday, the first in seven years, Ohio State replaced interim coach Luke Fickell with Meyer who brings a sparkling resume to Columbus. He led the Florida Gators to two national championships and in 10 years as a head coach two at Bowling Green, two at Utah and six at Florida -compiled a 104-23 record while being named coach of the year three times. His teams are 7-1 in bowl games including a 41-14 romp over previously unbeaten Ohio State in the 2007 Bowl Championship Series title game. However, he resigned at the end of the 2009 season for health reasons but returned to coach the Gators last year. Florida struggled in 2010 and Meyer once again walked away saying he needed to spend more time with his family. A month later, he signed a deal with ESPN as a college football analyst. Its not surprising that the lure of Ohio State some consider it the premier football coaching job in America would bring Meyer back to the sidelines. But why didnt he just say he was interested in the job rather than deny reports that swirled around him for days? At Mondays announcement, OSU Athletic Director Gene Smith said that Meyer had been their choice from the start and that he was first contacted about the job November 20. The search committee met with him three days later. Meyer is not entering an easy situation as Ohio State is awaiting word from the NCAA on possible sanctions that could include a ban on bowl appearances and loss of scholarships. But then for $40 million I guess you could live with most anything. Everblades Have Chance to Move up This Week The Florida Everblades have the opportunity this weekend to close the gap on second-place Gwinnett at Germain Arena. Florida began the week with a 9-8-1-1 season record, just three points behind Gwinnett in the ECHL South Division. The Everblades host Gwinnett Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 7 p.m. The local hockey team completed a successful three-game road trip to the Midwest last week defeating Toledo 3-2 and splitting a pair against Kalamazoo. Despite a 3-2 overtime loss to Kalamazoo in the second game, Florida picked up five of a possible six points on the road trip. SPORTS QUIZ1. Who was the youngest pitcher to toss a complete-game shutout in a World Series game? 2. Name the player who led the American League in home runs twice during the 1950s, but nished his career with fewer than 200 career home runs. 3. In 2010, Auburn and Arkansas set an SEC record for most combined points in a non-overtime game (108). Which two teams had held the mark? 4. Who holds the NBA record for most blocked shots in a seven-game playoff series? 5. When was the last time an ECAC Hockey school won the NCAA mens hockey championship? 6. Bill Elliott had won 44 NASCAR Cup races entering 2011. In what year did he record the most wins, and how many? 7. Who was the rst unseeded player in the Open era of tennis to win the mens singles title at the U.S. Open?1. Baltimores Jim Palmer was 20 years old when he did it in 1966. 2. Al Rosen led the A.L. with 37 home runs in 1950 and 43 in 1953, but nished his 10-year major-league career with 192. 3. South Carolina and Mississippi State combined for 104 points in 1995. 4. Denvers Dikembe Mutombo blocked 38 shots in a series against Utah in 1994. 5. Harvard won the title in 1989. 6. He won 11 races in 1985. 7. Andre Agassi, in 1994. 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ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 2, 201124B From page 1BHoliday Carol SingThis is a birthday party its Jesus birthday, said Organizer Sam Galloway Jr. Our birthday party is in Gods house and He welcomes everyone regardless of means and so do we. Because of the overwhelming popularity of the event, three birthday parties are planned at 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. The doors will open 30 minutes prior to show time. First Presbyterians pastor, Rev. Paul deJong, is urging the community to help with canned goods and cash donations to help those in need. The need for food has become a desperate situation for many families in our community, Rev. deJong said. Continued unemployment and the ongoing downturn in our local economy have caused many of our neighbors to ask for food to feed their families for the first time in their lives. We need our community to come together and help with all the canned goods they can. Galloway said cash donations are especially needed because CCMI can buy five times as much food for the same amount of money that residents spend at local grocery stores. This way, we can take every dollar and make it stretch as far as is humanly possible, he said. The need is greater now than people realize. Please dig as deep as you can. Residents who cannot attend any of the Holiday Carol Sing performances may donate canned goods at either the Galloway Ford dealership on Boy Scout Drive or the Coconut Point Ford dealership on U.S. 41 in Estero or mail donations to CCMI, PO Box 2143, Fort Myers, FL 33902 The Holiday Carol Sing is a festival of holiday music and family fun. This years 90-minute performance will feature the First Presbyterian Church Choir, soloists and other special guests singing favorite holiday carols with audience sing-a-longs. There is a strong rumor that Santa Claus and Frosty the Snowman will be making a surprise visit for the children in all of us along with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and other holiday characters. All canned goods and cash will benefit CCMI, which operates two locations of the Everyday Caf and Marketplace in Cape Coral and on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Fort Myers. The Holiday Carol Sing is the third of three hymn sings sponsored annually by the Galloway Family of Dealerships. The other two are Mrs. Edisons Hymn Sing in February and A Midsummer Nights Sing in July. All three events benefit the Everyday Caf and Marketplace of CCMI, which was started in 1984 by First Presbyterian Church as The Soup Kitchen to help alleviate hunger and suffering in Lee County. CCMI is an innovative nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of social service entrepreneurs fighting to end homelessness and hunger in our community. The agency provides more than 14,000 meals each month through their Everyday Caf and Marketplace and Home-Delivered Meals programs. CCMI also educates 40 children in their Community Montessori, offers homeless and comprehensive case management services through the Cape Coral United Way Resource House, oversees an emergency mobile food pantry and supplies weekend backpacks full of food to more than 1,500 children each school year. Last year, CCMI received more than 2,000 pounds of canned goods and other non-perishable items from the Holiday Carol Sing. The food was immediately distributed to those in need. For more information, call First Presbyterian Church at 334-2261. First Presbyterian Church Pastor Paul deJong and Holiday Carol Sing Organizer and Sponsor Sam Galloway Jr. at last years Holiday Carol Sing Tyler Kosecki, Renae Kosecki and Kyle Kosecki collected canned goods for CCMI at last years Holiday Carol Sing Dorothy Shofran of Fort Myers tells Santa what she wants for Christmas at last years Holiday Carol Sing A Specialty! Lic. & Ins.Celebrating our 30th year on Sanibel & Captiva 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. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


25B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 2, 2011School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My children who are now five and seven and in elementary school had lots of ear infections as toddlers. Both of them are having some trouble with reading in school. Could this be from the ear infections? What are some things I can do? Emma J., Bonita Springs, Florida Emma, An ear infection or otitis media is the most frequently diagnosed illness for children in the U.S. and there has been a 150 percent increase in cases since 1975. Frequent ear infections during the first two years of life can have a harmful effect on a childs hearing and may lead to impairment of the childs developing language and speech skills according to an article in the Journal of Speech and Hearing. There are many causes of ear infections including a genetic propensity, and bacterial infections. Treatment varies but often includes a course of antibiotics. For children who have chronic ear infections, an operation called a myringotomy, the insertion of pressure equalization (PE) tubes, may be suggested as well. Research indicates that when children experience ear infections in the initial stages of speech development, they might hear speech sounds in a fluctuating manner. This would make it difficult to hear the sounds consistently and would impede the infants ability to form well-defined speech and sound categories. Consequently, this might lead to difficulties with phonics, language development and could hinder the development of reading. Here are some strategies from experts at the U.S. Department of Education that may help your children. Several basic things parents can do are: 1) promote a healthy environment, 2) promote listening, 3) promote language learning, and 4) promote early literacy learning. A healthy environment is a clean environment. Frequent hand and toy washing is important, especially when a child has an infection. While ear infections are not contagious per se, the fluid that may drain from an ear infection or upper respiratory infection is contagious. Parents and/or family members who smoke need to remember that second-hand cigarette smoke increases a childs prevalence of middle ear infections. Good listening has two main features: it helps children to hear and understand speech and it helps to decrease background noise to minimize distractions for children when they need to listen. To ensure good listening, frequently check to make sure children understand what they have been taught, by asking them to retell in their own words, what they have heard. You can decrease background noise by limiting exposure to noisy toys, and by creating quiet, TV/video game free areas at home. The promotion of language learning activities includes asking simple questions, listening to what your child has to say, and talking about things that your child is interested in. To help children expand their language skills you can expand conversations with them by adding to what the child is saying by using more words, praising the child for talking even when speech is unclear, and encouraging children to use their words to talk to one another. Making the language personal, and relevant, to the childs life will increase the chances that they remember what they have just learned. The promotion of literacy learning through interaction with books, songs, and games is also an excellent strategy. Literacy learning means reading stories aloud to children, describing and explaining the pictures, referring to the childs own experiences, giving children books and magazines to look at on their own. Reading aloud from common daily experiences, such as traffic signs, newspaper headlines, labels on packages or other environmental language also helps to promote literacy. A thorough hearing evaluation by a pediatric audiologist is important if you think that your childs hearing has been compromised. Discussion with specialists, your childs doctors, and school personnel should result in identification and intervention for any hearing and learning issues. Ms. Greggs is adjunct faculty at Edison State College where she teaches psychology and education courses. She is also Nationally Certified School Psychologist and consultant for School Consultation Services, a private educational consulting company. Questions for publication may be addressed to smgreggs@gmail. com. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. 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And by all means get out that antique silver, polish it up, and put it center stage. Nothing says holidays like the twinkle of hundreds of tiny white lights. The smallest of plants to the largest of ficus trees will come alive when you add a few inexpensive strands of white lights. Also, consider draping white lights inside silver netting or garland, and wrap your staircase in a fabulous and unique new look. 3. Chic Tabletops! Setting a beautiful table can set the mood for all your holiday entertaining. Try adding bows to the stems of wine glasses. Fold napkins in a special way, and tie them together with a gold tassel. Use gold or brass chargers under your special china. And pull it all together with a table runner and a wonderful holiday floral or greenery arrangement. 4. Merry Mantles! It all starts with a theme. Possibilities might include your prize collection of antique Santas, snowmen, birdhouses or reindeer. Whatever theme you select, use different shapes and sizes to create visual interest. Unify your display with garland, ivy, magnolia leaves, or anything else that is soft and easily draped. 5. Festive Fruits And Vegetables! Put the green in your holiday decorating by using natures bounty in a decorative way. Adding cloves to oranges, limes or lemons will create a beautiful and fragrant pomander. Simply stacking fresh lemons or limes in a tall glass hurricane can make a truly impressive decorative statement. Jeanie Tinch is an interior decorator on Sanibel. She can be reached at jeanie@decden.net.


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ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 2, 201127B Voted Best Pharmacy on the Island 4 years in a row!ISLAND PHARMACY Over 9,000 Insurances Accepted and All Medicare D We carry nebulizers, crutches, wound care 239-472-6188Every Day Items Also! We specialize in Customer Satisfaction Caring for you and about you2330 Palm Ridge Rd, Unit 12 Sanibel Island, FL 33957Fax 239-472-6144 We are ready for all your island needs with: Specially Formatted Bite & Itch Lotion Natural NoSeeUm Repellent We also offer rental of Walkers, Wheelchairs Crutches Special Orders Welcome Deliveries Available Bite and Itch Lotion Small Store Feel, National Chain Heath MartPHARMACY Periwinkle Way Palm Ridge Road Periwinkle Way In the Hungry Heron Plaza In the Hungry Heron Plaza Pharmacists Reggie Mathai and Burl Sizemore Pharmacists Reggie Mathai and Burl Sizemore TM/MC JD Powers Award Recently a clients family needed to modify an irrevocable life insurance trust where one of the national big banks was acting as the trustee. Getting to speak to someone who had both the knowledge to deal with the problem and authority to act on that problem was harder than getting an audience with the Pope. The clients then-attorney created the particular trust in question back in the mid-1990s when the client resided up north. They had named a local bank as the trustee, but the document did not contain any clause that would allow the family to remove and replace the bank. While irrevocable trusts generally must not allow for amendments by its grantor, they can be drafted to give an independent party the ability to make certain changes, including who should act as trustee. Unfortunately, this trust had no such provision. You can guess what happened next. A regional bank gobbled the local bank up. A national bank then bought the regional bank. Bank employees in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, who had no knowledge of the family, why they created the trust or the familys estate planning goals, were now making the decisions relative to this trust. Heres a synopsis of a conversation that I had with the trust officer over the telephone: Me: The family would like to use the merger provision found under Article Eleven of the trust to merge this trust into a similar trust that is more flexible and congruent to the familys goals. Trust Officer: We wont do that. Me: Why not? The document provides this avenue and the family would like to take advantage of it. Trust Officer: Im not sure why we cant. I ran this by our legal departments risk management team and the risk manager said no. Me: Who is this risk manager you speak of? I would like to have a discussion with this person please so that we can talk about what the merits of what the family would like to accomplish and how best to do that. Trust Officer: Im not authorized to tell you who the risk manager is. Me (becoming agitated): What do you mean that you arent authorized to tell me who this person is? Can you have them call me then? Trust Officer: No, I cant. They wont call you. I can relay a message though. Me: But you arent a lawyer and may misunderstand the legal basis on which I wish to have this discussion. Trust Officer: So write me a letter and Ill give it to our risk manager. Me: Ive already done that and youve told me that this person said no to the request. Trust Officer: Thats all I can do. After several hours of additional effort including leaving messages with the banks department head (that went unreturned) and writing threatening emails, I finally got to speak with the banks in-house counsel the masked risk manager. Believe it or not, once I got a hold of this person we actually engaged in an intelligent conversation over the legal issues, arriving at a mutual resolution that satisfied my client. Imagine that! But that is the danger when you have irrevocable documents that cant be changed. While some types of trusts have to be irrevocable to accomplish the intended estate planning goals, back doors can be drafted into the documents that can make them more flexible. Even revocable trusts become irrevocable at some point in the future such as when the grantor of a revocable living trust dies so you want to work with your attorney to ensure that the document is drafted with enough flexibility to change should circumstances warrant. One of the most important items to make flexible is who will be serving as trustee. Im generally a proponent of getting professional help in the form of banks and trust companies, particularly when the trust is part of a more advanced and complex estate plan. But with that said, to avoid a situation where the bank or trust company you knew and loved becomes Big Bank, where decisions are made in some building youve never stepped foot in, the document needs to give some trusted individual the authority to change who is serving in that role. You can fire your attorney, CPA or financial advisor at will why shouldnt your family have the ability to hire and fire your trustee at will? This thought should even extend to family members who may serve as trustee one day. Its not a bad idea to have a check and balance on whomever is serving in that important role. Otherwise you may be spending a lot of time, aggravation and money trying to get your message across to some bank employee charged with the task of not letting you talk to anyone who has the authority to make a decision. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at www.sbshlaw.com. Will PowerBig Bank Bureaucracyby Craig R. 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Realtors Membership MeetingMore than 90 realtors and affiliate members of the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of Realtors attended the monthly membership meeting November 18 at association headquarters, 2353 Periwinkle Way. Association President Judith Anderson conducted the business meeting, which was sponsored by Interiors by Decorating Den/Cliff Welles. During the meeting, Anderson delivered a presidents report, discussing events and actions taken at the recent National Association of Realtors Annual Conference in Anaheim, California. Affiliate member Ron Dehler of Horizon Inspection Service, Inc. spoke regarding property inspection issues, in particular wind mitigation. Professional Development Committee Chair Diane Stocks gave a committee report. Following the meeting, Robb Moran led the MLS Caravan. Local Realtors Attend Meetings In AnaheimReal estate professionals from around the country joined Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of Realtors President Judith Anderson and President-elect Glen Simmons in Anaheim, California November 11 through 14 at the 2011 National Association of Realtors Conference & Expo. Approximately 20,200 realtors and guests attended. During the conference, National Association of Realtors (NAR) 103rd president, Ron Phipps of Warwick, Rhode Island addressed attendees, and 2012 NAR President Maurice Moe Veissi of Miami, Florida and officers were installed. Realtors were provided with information on timely issues such as home ownership, the economy, market conditions, technology and green issues and building practices. Patients, Parents, And Local News Celebrities Show Their Style For The Childrens Hospital Fashion ShowAt only 1 lb. 14 oz., who would have thought Grace Novakovich and her twin brother James, weighing only 2 lbs. 5 oz. at birth, would walk, let alone model in a charity fashion show. But they are modeling in the 2nd Annual Fashion Show benefiting The Childrens Hospital which their mother Jennifer Novakovich credits with saving their lives in 2006. Joining the Novakovich twins will be Julie Briggs, a childhood cancer survivor who was also treated at The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida along with Fox 4 News Anchor Patrick Nolan; WINK News anchor Lois Thome; and volunteers Rosalie Blakey representing Lexington Country Club; Kathie Shellenbarger representing Bonita Bay; and Joanne Weston representing Pelican Landing. The fashion show, luncheon, and auction is scheduled for Friday, December 9, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa, and is sponsored by The Lutgert Companies and Madison Marquette, presented by Trish Williams Productions, and organized by the Pelican Landing Childrens Hospital Support Committee. The auction begins at 11 a.m., lunch at 12:15 p.m., and the fashion show at 1:30 p.m. The cost to attend is $75 per person. Free chance drawing tickets are also available for $10 each or three for $25 to win an 18k gold and sterling silver diamond ring donated by Dufrane Jewelers LTD, $1,000 cash, fresh flowers every month for a year donated by Planned Perfection, or a $500 travel gift certificate donated by Schwinn Tours and Travel LLC. Winners do not need to be present to win. Reservation and drawing tickets are available by calling event Chairperson Patricia Smart at 495-8295, the Lee Memorial Health System Foundation at 343-6950, or online at https://co.clickandpledge.com/advanced/default.aspx?wid=34946. Historical Museum Names Alfino ManagerThe Sanibel Historical Museum and Villages board of directors has named Emilie Alfino as the museums new manager effective December 7. As manager, Alfino will be responsible for overseeing museum activities and working with the museums docents, handling marketing and communications, recordkeeping, newsletters, and website management all with the goals of helping the museum to improve and grow and meet its mission to preserve and share Sanibel history. Im very excited about working at the museum, Alfino said. The village is a special place and Ill be honored to be part of the team that makes it thrive. Previously, Alfino was executive director for the PURRE Water Coalition Inc. She has also been a writer and reporter for both The Island Reporter and the Island Sun and spent years covering the City of Sanibels government, island events, nonprofit organizations, and cultural life. Prior to moving to Southwest Florida, Alfino worked for 20 years in the public relations department of a large electric-and-gas utility in upstate New York. The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village was founded in 1984 and is located on 950 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. It is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday from November through April, and from May through August is open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Admission is $5 for adults 18 and over; children are admitted free. Visit the museum website at www.sanibelmuseum.org, or for more information, call 472-4648. Emilie AlfinoISLAND SUN DECEMBER 2, 201128B To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com


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ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 2, 201130B deaRPharmacistThe Right Hormones Can Make You Happy by Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: I took your column regarding hormone replacement to my doctor. Hes never ordered progesterone, just estrogen because of the hysterectomy. For eight years, Ive suffered with occasional hot flashes, mood swings, insomnia, and I cant lose weight. Anyway, three days later, his nurse called to say he did some research, and wanted to add bio-identical progesterone to my compounded prescription cream. Two weeks later, I feel remarkably better. SH, Boca Raton, Florida Youre lucky your doctor is openminded. This is an important topic so Im revisiting it. Should a woman with a hysterectomy just take estrogen, or estrogen along with progesterone? Its not black and white. Some physicians refuse to recognize the importance of progesterone once the uterus is taken out! Thats unfortunate because women could suffer needlessly. For new readers trying to understand this, let me back up. In early November, my syndicated column informed women with a hysterectomy that taking unopposed estrogen, (meaning estrogen without progesterone) wasnt always a good idea. Many doctors today assume the hormone progesterone has only one use to protect the uterus. But that is wrong. There are progesterone receptors throughout the entire body, and like every other human hormone, it has far-reaching effects. Does it make sense to deprive the body of the benefits of progesterone just because one particular organ that used it was surgically removed? When you deprive a person of progesterone, an insufficiency develops and may lead to chronic fatigue, depression, anxiety, brain fog, insomnia, hot flashes, inability to lose weight, dry skin, thinning hair, bone loss, PMS, fibroids or migraines. Progesterone is known to relieve these problems, whether or not a uterus is present. It can benefit men sometimes too. There remains confusion about progestin (drugs) versus progesterone (a natural, bio-identical hormone that humans produce). Progestin drugs have been associated with birth defects, whereas progesterone is the major hormone of pregnancy. Progestins, in some studies, may be associated with higher risk for breast cancer, heart attack and stroke, whereas progesterone is not. Progesterone stimulates production of thyroid hormone, important to every aspect of life, whether or not a uterus is present. Its needed for brain health; progressive doctors administer this poststroke in hospitals. In men (who dont have a uterus) progesterone inhibits 5-alpha reductase, which can help with BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia). Progesterone is incredibly protective to breast tissue. According to two large European studies, women with or without a hysterectomy who use bio-identical hormones have no increased risk of any disease. So even though the current medical standard of practice still says to give unopposed estrogen, and some physicians still adhere to this, me and other health experts completely disagree. For the record, if people didnt disagree with standards of practice wed still blame ulcers on stress and use leeches for blood lettings. We are born with many hormones and they are best kept in balance. Its dangerous to mess with Mother Nature. This information is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose your condition. Suzy Cohen is the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and is a registered pharmacist. To contact her, visit www. dearpharmacist.com. 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, I am fed up with older women, the way they treat each other in ways men would never treat other men. I was at a local womens function with a woman that is severely handicapped. She had a stroke 30 years ago when she was in her early 40s and has struggled all of these years and never complains. We were sitting at a designated table and all was fine. Then a woman came over and insisted we move to another location as it would make it easier for the others. She gave this woman no consideration whatsoever. At this point it made no difference what table we sat at and it was closer to the handicapped ladies room. Do you know why women are so cruel to one another? Eva Dear Eva, I do not think all women are mean and cruel, nor do I think that all men are mean and cruel. People are people and regardless of their gender, some can be very thoughtless and mean to others. Just as some men are given to too much testosterone and fight with others, some women are given too much estrogen and fight with other women. Unfortunately mean people are part of our world. I do not give them much of my time or energy. Pryce Dear Eva, People are people regardless of their age. There are miserable children and miserable seniors and many in between. I am very sympathetic to people who are handicapped and try to give them extra concern. However, some handicapped people are unreasonable and expect us all to conform to their needs. The occasion you are questioning sounds a little uncaring as the woman does not seem to be asking for extra special privilege. LizzieLizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. Will Power Columnist: C rai g R. Hersch, BCS B oard Certi f ied Wills, Trusts & Estates A ttorne y ; CPAI Have Answers to Your Estate Planning uestions. Call: 239-334-1141 or Visit: www.sbshlaw.com 9100 College Pointe Ct. Fort Myers, FL 33919 Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: With all the negativity going on with our economy I am starting to notice that I am getting pessimistic. Can you help me turn that around? I am stuck.A: I know that many people are struggling right along with you as we are faced with so much uncertainty. Here are some ways you can turn that pessimism around and become more optimistic: 1. Live mindfully. By staying present in the moment, we lose sight of the future (which contributes to anxiety and pessimism). Be available in the here and now. Try to look at each situation with new eyes. 2. Live your life with meaning. Give your life a sense of purpose and direction so you look forward to living each day to the fullest. 3. Accept things as they are for now. Work on shifting your own perspective for the better. Look for the good each day that comes your way and be grateful for all you have. It helps to write these things down so you cement all the good coming into your life. Dr. Clancy is a licensed mental health therapist, certified hypnotherapist, life coach, author and public speaker. You may email Dr. Connie at connie@drconstance.com. Hidden TreasuresTanzanite And Garnetby Dan Schuyler and Karen BellA gemstone for December is tanzanite, which was first discovered in 1967 in Tanzania, East Africa. As one of the newest and most exotically colored gemstones, Tanzanite is part of the Zoisite mineral species and is only found in East Africa. Tanzanite is very rarely a pure blue and usually exhibits rich purple overtones. While Tanzanite is often a blue color when first mined, it can also be brown and is continued on page 32B Tanzanite


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 2, 201131B Dr. DaveInterchangeable Toolsby Dr. Dave HepburnHave you considered surgery as a career but feel that slaving away in the roofing department at Home Hardware isnt exactly preparing you for a life of scalpels, sutures and lawsuits? In fact, it may be the perfect place to practice your skills. I recently shingled my roof. I did it all by myself with a little help from my sons, sons-in-law, neighbors, patients, local fire department, Extreme Makeover crew and St. Johns Ambulance. This project involved multiple trips to the local hardware store and a few to the local emergency department. It dawned on me that the two repair shops were practically interchangeable and had I been the least bit resourceful I could have enjoyed one-stop shopping. The hardware store had most of the bandages and plaster I needed and the ER had most of the hardware. Here are some actual tools used by both Ty Pennington and me, albeit for different reasons: Staple/nail gun. While not used with the same pneumatic force as a roofing gun, doctors use staple guns to close many wounds in both the OR and ER. The roofing gun, frankly, is much more entertaining as it can be fired with considerable accuracy at the tyrant neighborhood cat, Edward Scissorclaws. Saw. A century ago a famous country doctor once said, The only two things I have in my black bag that I know that work for sure are morphine and my saw. Things havent changed much. Hammer and chisel. Hip replacements often require rearing back with a hammer and smacking the prosthesis into the leg like a blacksmith hammering a horseshoe, causing the entire body to reverberate. Patients often leave the OR with a new hip but missing dental fillings. Sandpaper. One of the stranger moments I have experienced in the operating room involved assisting in thoracic surgery. The thorax, as you recall, is that part of the grasshopper between the abdomen and the compound eyes. While repairing part of a lung that was weak and tended to pop, known as a pneumothorax, the surgeon wanted to make the lung adhere to the inside of the chest wall so that they no longer separated from each other. During the course of the operation the surgeon reached for a sheet of sandpaper. It actually still had the $0.39 Home Depot price sticker! It had been sterilized and was now about to be used to grate down the chest wall, deliberately inflaming it and hoping for scar tissue. Drill. The Black and Decker cordless drill is recommended by three out of four neurosurgeons for that burr hole needed in the skull to relieve dangerous pressure caused by a bleed on the brain often sustained from falling off a roof. Hydraulic lifts [See plastic surgery]. Nails and screws. Used for nailing and screwing bones and joints back together after, say, falling off the aforementioned roof. So should you come down with a nasty case of shingles, you know the drill. Call Ty or me; wed love to get you hammered. Like the column? Youll LOVE the book the Doctor is In(sane), available at Sanibel Island Bookshop. Contact Dr. Dave or read more at www.wisequacks. org. SANIBEL MEDICAL, INC.WALK IN FAMILY PRACTICEBOARD CERTIFIED PHYSICIANSWalk-Ins and Appointments Available Hours 8:00 am 4:30 pm Monday FridayMinor Emergencies Laceration Repairs Wound Care Joint Injections Sports Injuries Infections Physical Exams Skin Disorders Flu Vaccinations239-395-20052499 Palm Ridge Rd.LOCATED IN HESS MART COMPLEX (CORNER OF TARPON BAY AND PALM RIDGE RD) F. Louis Rios, MD Gary Wright, MD From page 8BIndiaAdd into this mix the fact that no one stays in his lane and many actually create their own, and you have the most chaotic traffic we have ever witnessed! Incidentally, it was sad to see stray dogs everywhere. Their appearance is such that they all seem to be descended from the same dog, an Australian dingoishlooking canine. The shopping streets of Old Delhi are composed of rows of mostly small shops, many of which sell textiles, fruit, spices and vegetables. In addition, there are lots of stands set up to sell street food. Our experienced tour guide issued dire warnings on the consequences of this. There are the ubiquitous peddlers who approach you selling jewelry, postcards and other trinkets. Some of the jewelry is quite attractive and a fraction of what it would cost stateside. Some of the enterprising business people we saw toiling out in the open were barbers, tailors and typists, the last using the old manual typewriters. As one walks along the street and gazes upwards, one sees a jumble of signs and tangle of electrical wires that would confound the most experienced electrician! In the next installment, you will hear more about the sites we visited. Til then, Namaste. Embracing a continuous goal of zero tolerance for central-line bloodstream infections, HealthPark Medical Centers intensive care units have been recognized with a first-ever Outstanding Leadership Award for Achievements in Eliminating Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Critical Care Societies Collaborative. The past president of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, Judith Jacobi, PharmD, visited HealthPark Medical Centers Open Heart Intensive Care Unit to personally congratulate them on this honor on Monday, November 28. While there, Jacobi toured the facility and visited with members of the ICU team and senior leadership. HealthPark Medical Center is one of only eight organizations to receive the new national award recognizing health care organizations that have had sustained success over at least 25 months in the prevention or elimination of central-line infections and that share their information and knowledge in eliminating infections with other medical organizations. The other organizations receiving recognition include Yale Health, University of Michigan Health System, Cook Childrens Health Care System in Texas, Lehigh Valley Health Network in Pennsylvania, Stony Brook University Medical Center in New York, Childrens Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota, and Rome Memorial Hospital in New York. Health care associated infections rank among the top 10 causes of death in the U.S. according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Nearly 2.1 million healthcare-related infections occur in hospitals annually, contributing to almost 100,000 deaths each year. Receiving this award speaks volumes in terms of the dedication and commitment on the part of our team of health care professionals to improve the quality of care for our patients, said Sandra Simmons, ICU director at HealthPark Medical Center. We are now able to mark the time since weve experienced central-line infections in years versus months. HealthPark Medical Center is a leader in a national downward trend of centralline associated bloodstream infections. According to a recent report released by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, central line infections have been reduced by 35 percent nationally. Florida has done even better, reducing its average to 20 percent below the national average. HealthParks success in preventing and eliminating central-line infections is the result of a rigorous commitment to infection control beginning years ago. Standardization of protocols, a heightened emphasis on hygiene and a commitment by our entire medical team to provide the very best in patient care every day are what make the difference, said Simmons. National Leader Of Critical Care Medicine To Visit Healthpark


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REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE TIMESHARE VACATION RENTAL VACATION RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL PROPERTIES AVAILABLEFor a complete list visit our Website www.remax-oftheislands.com Call Dustyn Corace, RE/MAX of the Islands 239-472-2311RS 10/9 B TFN SCAN CODE FOR A FREE LIST OF ALL ISLAND PROPERTIESFOR SALEVISITwww.FreeSanibelList.comPfeifer Realty Group Sanibel Island, FL239-472-0004RS 6/17 BM TFN Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277S 10/9 B TFN ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 2, 201137B WALK TO BEACHAdorable 2 bedroom 1 bath 1/2 of duplex East End of Sanibel Great Monthly rates! Call Bob 410-913-2234RR 9/16 CC TFN NEAR BEACH PRIVATE HOME 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH3 bedroom, 2 bath Home with heated pool, in quiet Sanibel neighborhood. Seasonal and monthly rentals. 239-472-0692 or www.4sanibel.com. RS 10/14 CC TFN GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION FOR SALE BY OWNER 2008 MOBILE HOMEAT PERIWINKLE PARK 1 Bed room new queen bed. LR with sofa bed, kitchen, refrigerator ice maker, dinning area, Bosch washer dryer, dishwasher. Trane A/C with Pro 4000 programmable thermostat. Full tile oors. Full vinyl deck. Pavers. Oodles of space. Hurricane sun & window protection lm. Home in ex. cond. Much more, too numerous to mention. Pr iced at $83,200. Ground rent $5,800/yr. 239-209-1869 or Dorisdavenport@hotmail.com.RR 10/28 CC TFN NS 10/28 BM TFN VISIT:SanibelOpenHouses.com Pfeifer Realty Group Sanibel Island, FL2394720004SANIBELOPEN HOUSES POSTED DAILYWALK TO BEACHPrivate Home with heated pool in a quiet area of Sanibel. Seasonal and monthly rentals. Newly decorated and equipped to a high standard. 2 bed/2 bath house. Contact Carolyn 239-579-0577 or carolyndutton@btinternet.comNR 11/4 CC 12/9 SANIBEL APARTMENT FOR RENT1 bedroom, 1 bath duplex. Washer/dryer; modern kitchen includes dishwasher, microwave. GREAT location walk to shops, bank, restaurants, while on a quiet street. $1,025/month includes all utilities except elec., tel. & cable. Call 395-8774.RS 11/4 CC TFN TO PLACE AN AD LOG ON: IslandSunNews.com MARINER POINTE TOWNHOUSEUnfurnished-ground level; 2 BR 2-1/2 BA; 2 enclosed porches; Bay & Canal views; private shing pier; boat dockage lease available; Cable TV, water, pest control, refuse collection all included in annual lease. 239-395-1786RR 11/11 CC 12/2 REAL ESTATE WATERFRONT Tennisplace Condo, 2 Bed/Bath. Clean and fully furnished. High Amenities, Low Fees. Asking $245,000. Call 239-233-2292NS 11/18 CC 12/9 Duplex, 2/1 remodeled UF ground level, screened porch, walk to beach $900/mo. Canal Home, 3/2/den/pool/dock just off Island $2,300/mo. Bay Front ground level, 3/3 UF + pool $2,500/mo.472-6747Serving The Islands Rental Needs Since 1975Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/Owner ANNUAL RENTALSSANIBEL RS 11/18 BM TFN CLOSE TO SANIBEL & FM BEACH 2BR/2BA, 2nd oor, end unit w/lanai. Very clean & bright. Pool & tennis. No smoking, no pets. $800 per month 239-851-4921 or 887-0834. RR 11/25 CC 12/2 Isabella RasiIbt Rt En Cbnt Isabella Rasi (239) 246-4716EftIsabellaRasi@aol.com RS 12/2 NC 12/23McGREGOR WOODS GREAT FAMILY HOME IN McGREGOR WOODS! 3/3/2...make an offer!SANIBEL EAST END Elegant, Sanibel East End Canal Front Home with Boat Dock. Like New! ASKING $1,795,000MATLACHA WATERFRONT Unique artists home in midst of art galleries, restaurants & shing community. $550,000EAST END RETAIL CENTER Newly renovated retail center with high visability on Periwinkle toward Lighthouse beach. Great business opportunity. $1,299,000FOR SALE TRAILERPeriwinkle Park 30 Trailer with attached 20x10 screen room, furnished, cozy and clean, appliances, garden area, paver parking. Reduced price. Motivated to sell. 727-207-5787. Paradise!RR 12/2 CC 12/9 SANIBEL COTTAGESWeek 51/unit 113 (12/23/11-12/30/11) for rent $1,2002 bedroom, 2 baths directly on the beach, accommodates 6 nicest timeshare resort on Sanibel. Call 518-364-0130NR 12/2 CC 12/9 CUTE SANIBEL COTTAGEGreat central location! Coral tile w/d new bath front porch back patio $1,200/month start December 1st. Call 239-849-2210 for another Sanibel rental!NR 12/2 CC 12/9 THREE GIRLFRIENDS SALESunday, December 4, 8 am to 2 pm. 3706 West Gulf Drive Furniture, antiques, household, collectables, art, crafts, some inventory from Chicos executive seasonal rental. Something for everyone!NR 12/2 CC 12/2 YARD SALESaturday, Dec. 3. Two families. Antiques, childrens furniture, household goods, Precious Moments collectibles. 501 Lagoon Drive, Sanibel (toward Lighthouse). Early birds welcome. Open all day until dark.NS 12/2 CC 12/2


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.) . . . . . . . .472-4499 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . or csimontacchi@earthlink.net American Legion Post 123 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-9979 Angel Flight SE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-877-4AN-ANGELAudubon Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-3156 Sanibel Bike Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . sanibelbicycleclub.org Community Foundation of Sanibel-Captiva . . . . . . . . .274-5900 CROW (Clinic For The Rehabilitation of Wildlife) . . . . . . .472-3644 FISH of Sanibel (Friends in Service Here) . . . . . . . . . .472-0404 Sanibel Island Fishing Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-7257 Horticultural Society of the Islands . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-6940 Horticulture and Tea Society of Sanibel and Captiva . . . . .472-8334 Kiwanis Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-2121 League of Women Voters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-6689 Lions Club (Tom Rothman) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395-3248 Master Gardeners of the Islands . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-6940 Newcomers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-9332 Notre Dame Club of Southwest Florida . . . . . . . . . . .768-0417 Optimist Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-0836PAWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4823 Rotary Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472-7257 or 472-0141 Sanibel Beautification Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .470-2866 Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-6940 Sanibel-Captiva Power Squadron . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-3828 Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395-1770 Sanibel Youth Soccer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395-2040 www.sanibelsoccer.org The Military Officers Assc. of America (MOAA, Alex MacKenzie). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395-9232 United Way of Lee County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .433-2000 United Way 211 Helpline . . .(24 hour information line) 211 or 433-3900 Zonta Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .671-6381ISLAND ATTRACTIONSBailey-Matthews Shell Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395-2233 J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge . . . . . . . . .472-1100 Sanibel Historical Museum & Village . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4648 SCCF (Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation) . . . . . . 472-2329 Pets Of The Week ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 2, 201138B My name is Chloe and Im a one-year-old tan female Florida curr. Im a super sweet, good-natured dog who is also alert, attentive and eager to learn. I love to be around people and will make a great companion. Wont you consider making me a part of your family? Ive been at the shelter since August so it would be great to have a new home for the holidays and forever! Adoption fee: $30 during Decembers Home 4The Holidays Adoption Promotion My name is Cranberry and Im a gray domestic short hair female cat age two years. Im a very cute and petite kitty. Although Im small in size, Im huge on personality. Playing occupies a lot of my time but Im never too busy to be affectionate to my favorite humans. Adoption fee: $50 (adopt a second cat or kitten free) For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www.LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday 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. Cranberry ID #520599 Chloe ID #513950 photos by squaredogphoto.com Home NeededAlfalfa and Spanky were found as strays behind Baileys General Store. PAWS had them neutered and vetchecked and now they are ready for their new home(s). Call PAWS volunteer Pam at 472-4823 if youre interested in adopting Alfalfa and Spanky. Alfalfa and Spanky




MCMURRAY & NETTE MCMURRAY & NETTE S.W. FLORIDAS #1 REAL ESTATE TEAM S.W. FLORIDAS #1 REAL ESTATE TEAM The following sales are a sample of McMurray & Nette Real Estate highlights for this season thus far. McMurray and Nette of Royal Shell Real Estate has closed over $325 million in Real Estate since their 2007 inception.So, When Youre Thinking of Buying or Selling Real Estate, Call the McMurray & Nette Real Estate Team of Royal Shell Real Estate Today! 239.850.7888 (Mikes Cell)Mike@McMurrayandNette.com 239.281.4435 (Trevors Cell)Trevor@McMurrayandNette.com Sanibel IslandMcMurray & Nette Team Location1997 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, Florida 33957 (239) 472-0078 Sanibel Island 959 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, Florida 33957 Phone: (239) 472-0078 Captiva Island 15050 Captiva Drive Captiva Island, Florida 33957 (239) 472-0078 Fort Myers/Cape CoralMcMurray & Nette Team Location1870 Clayton Court Fort Myers, Florida 33907 Phone: (239) 689-7653 Bonita Springs/Estero 26811 S. Tamiami Trail Bonita Springs, Florida 34134 Phone: (239) 992-9100 Naples 601 Fifth South Avenue Naples, Florida 34102 Phone: (239) 213-9100 Naples 3000 N. Tamiami Trail Naples, Florida 34103 Phone: (239) 213-9100 SOLD SOLD Dickey Lane Captiva $7,000,000 Dickey Lane Captiva $7,000,000 SOLD SOLD Conover Court Ft Myers $3,100,000 Conover Court Ft Myers $3,100,000 SOLD SOLD Bigelow Road Alva $2,150,000 Bigelow Road Alva $2,150,000 SOLD SOLD Seaspray Lane Sanibel $2,650,000 Seaspray Lane Sanibel $2,650,000 SOLD SOLD West Gulf Drive Sanibel $2,550,000 West Gulf Drive Sanibel $2,550,000 SOLD SOLD Seaspray Lane Sanibel $2,550,000 Seaspray Lane Sanibel $2,550,000 SOLD SOLD Grif n Blvd Ft Myers $2,250,000 Grif n Blvd Ft Myers $2,250,000 SOLD SOLD West Gulf Drive Sanibel $2,247,500 West Gulf Drive Sanibel $2,247,500 SOLD SOLD West Gulf Drive Sanibel $2,175,00 West Gulf Drive Sanibel $2,175,00 0 SOLD SOLD Estero Blvd Ft Myers Beach $2,000,000 Estero Blvd Ft Myers Beach $2,000,000 SOLD SOLD Grif n Blvd Ft Myers $1,850,000 Grif n Blvd Ft Myers $1,850,000 SOLD SOLD Andy Rosse Lane Captiva $1,500,000 Andy Rosse Lane Captiva $1,500,000ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 2, 201140B