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DECEMBER/JANUARY SUNRISE/SUNSET: 7:16 5:46 7:16 5:46 7:16 5:47 7:17 5:47 7:17 5:48 7:17 5:49 7:17 5:49 VOL. 19, NO. 27 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA DECEMBER 30, 2011 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands Read Us Online at IslandSunNews.com A ASECTIONWonderettes Sizzle At The Strauss Theaterby Di SaggauTalk about a fun holiday musical revue. Winter Wonderettes is the perfect example. Its showing now at The Herb Strauss Theater on Sanibel, and believe me you dont want to miss it. The cast consists of four dynamic singers with distinct personalities and voices who harmonize like a quartet of angels. They sing and dance and never stop moving for 90 minutes and have the audience laughing out loud as they win our hearts. During intermission, chatting with Artistic Director Justin Cowan, he confirmed that this is a personality driven show. Youre going to love em. Cast members are Cassandra Nuss, Samantha Rotella, Anne Chamberlain and Annie Freres. They play employees of Harpers Hardware putting on a musical holiday happening for the entire staff. Their harmony renditions of Snowfall and Winter Wonderland are absolutely beautiful. Freres seduces with What Are You Doing New Years Eve? and wins our hearts with Christmas Will Be Just Another Lonely Day. Chamberlain is a scream with Suzy Snowflake and Donde Esta Santa Claus? Rotella lends her rich voice to All Those Christmas Cliches and Nuss has a memorable version of This Christmas. The gals are excellent singers and delightful comics. The cast has fun bringing audience members on stage, including a man they call Bob from the stores plumbing department. Freres shamelessly flirts with him throughout the show. Other unsuspecting theater-goers end up ringing bells and one man sits in for Santa. Its a lot of fun. Winter Wonderettes is a bright, shiny, clever Christmas present that opens to reveal 25 endearing holiday tunes delivered by a sparkling cast. Theres even a snowfall that, in spite of its beauty, reminds everyone why they love sunny Florida. Director Michael Stanek is also the choreographer and he deserves a big hand for a show that is fast paced and fantastic. The colorful sets, costumes and impressive lighting add a great deal of pizzazz. Im sure you have figured out by now that I truly loved this show. If it doesnt get you in the holiday spirit, nothing will. Winter Wonderettes is a joyous experience and it plays through December 31 at continued on page 38 Annie Freres, Anne Chamberlain, Samantha Rotella and Cassandra Nuss photo by Nick AdamsFamily New Years Eve Celebration At The Rec CenterThe third annual New Years Eve party at the Sanibel Recreation Center is a communitywide event attended by an estimated 500 people annually in the 36,000-squarefoot rec center facility. Buy your tickets at the recreation center, located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Tickets in advance are $15 for adults and $12 for youth ages seven to 17; Children age six and under are free. Tickets include all your food from Baileys General Store, Cips Place, George & Wendys Corner Grill, Island Pizza, Lazy Flamingo II, Timbers Restaurant & Fish Market; beverages and desserts are from Cheeburger Cheeburger, Coffee Bar @ Baileys, Costco, Dairy Queen, Jerrys Foods, Sanibel Deli & Coffee Factory, 7-Eleven Food Stores and Sun Harvest Citrus. Entertainment will be provided by a strolling magician, ventriloquist, juggler and a three-act staged performance. There will also be dancing with a DJ, and plenty of games. All proceeds go to the Sanibel Financial Assistance program that assists eligible island residents and workers on the island. Awards ranging from 10 to 80 percent are made on a sliding fee schedule for their children to attend the after school program, fun days, holiday and summer day camp in a safe supervised recreational environment at the Sanibel Recreation Center. Applicants must contribute to the program fee. At the Sanibel Recreation Center is Debbie Kwok, Trish Phillips, Matt Fannon, Kayla Schuneman, Jimmy Gennity, Andrea Miller, Angie Pinault, Sara Christopher, Ryan Miller, Jai Earle and Dave DeFonzoIcelandic Theme At Community House New Years Eve PartyEveryone is invited to party til they drop... its midnight somewhere! The New Years Eve celebration at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way, is for all islanders and guests, no matter what their curfew. The evening begins with dinner and dancing. Providing live music is the Old School Heroes Band. Dinner features carved prime rib and salmon buffet, catered by the Elias Brothers Catering. The fun continues at 10 p.m. as the VolcanoFetti explodes and the champagne flows in a traditional toast. Midnight brings a balloon drop and noisemakers. Admission for Community House members is $50, and guests are $60 (bar beverages not included). This party is sponsored by Billys Rentals & Billys Bike Shop. Buy your tickets soon, an early sellout is expected. Call 472-2155 for more information or to make your prepaid reservations.
ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 30, 20112 Grand Opening on January 2, 2012!Store hours: 10am-6pm Located at: 2330 Palm Ridge Road, Suite 9 Visit our website at: www.thesanibelsprout.comHappy & Healthy Holidays from all of us at The Sanibel Sprout!The Sanibel Sprout is committed to providing you with the highest quality organic foods and products. Let us be your wellspring for fresh veggies, fruits, grains, nuts & supplements that are as close as possible to what nature originally intended! We believe that eating for optimal health can be a fun, creative and inspiring process. Our mission is to create an island hub of wellness where there is a collective intent to share good will, good health and the warmth of conscious community. Please come & join us! We also are the home of the Sanibel-Captiva Food Co-op, which brings you fresh, organic fruits & vegetables delivered weekly from the farm.Let food be thy medicine & medicine be thy food. Hippocrates 460 BC Join The Shellabration! Shellabration 2012! is an island wide, week-long celebration of the Sanibel Shell Fair & Show, designed as a tribute tour islands shell bounty. The celebration will run from February 17 through March 4, with The Shell Fair & Show running March 1 to 3 at The Community House. Shellabrators from around the island are joining in on the excitement with events and promotions. Everybody is invited to participate. A calendar of events will be prepared and promoted in local and national publications, so let us know what you plan to do. Below is current list of Shellabrators: Amys Something Special, located at 630 Tarpon Bay Road, is going to offer a 15 percent discount on locally-made shell pendants wrapped in sterling silver. Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum will offer free admission to the museum on Monday, February 27. BIG Arts invites visitors to Show Your Shell Smarts! During Shell Fair week, between February 27 and March 3, visitors are invited to bring a shell to BIG Arts Center at 900 Dunlop Road, or BIG Arts at 2244 Periwinkle Way, or the Herb Strauss Theater at 2200 Periwinkle Way (directly across from the Shell Fair). Identify the shell, add it to our collection, and receive special discounted ticket pricing on select BIG Arts programs from February 27 through March 3. In addition, the Sanibel-Captiva Art League will have a special shell-themed exhibit in the Herb Strauss Theaters lobby. Billys Bikes & Rentals will be giving all customers (online and in-store) a raffle ticket for a chance to own a signed Shellabration poster designed by artist Pam Brodersen Cheeburger Cheeburger will conduct a kids coloring contest for ages 12 and under. Come in and color our special Cheeburger Shellabration coloring pages for a chance twin Cheeburger prizes. J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge will offer ranger-led beach walks at the Refuges Perry Tract at Gulfside City Park; Shell-related Reading at the Refuge session with shell crafts on Friday and Saturday, March 2 and 3 at 11 a.m.; Free touch tank demonstation at Tarpon Bay Recreation Area; Blair Witherington, author of Floridas Living Beaches, will give the lecture on Friday, March 2. The Great White Grill has created its own microbrew, a lager called Shellabraton Beer, available only during Shellabration week. JB Designs will offer cards designed by local photographer/artist Boyd Johnson of Sanibel, dubbed Shells.Also, customers will get a free sand dollar with purchases of $20 or more during Shellabration week. RS Walsh Landscaping will be offering a nice selection of ceramic and terra cotta planters in a variety of shell shapes, suitable for orchids or small tropical arrangements. Staff will be on hand to assist you in design and planting of your arrangements. There are alsa variety of larger glazed pottery in shell shapes and pretty ocean colors. Sanibel Sea Shells invites visitors to stop by and play a round of Scavenger Jeopardy. The Sanibel Historical Museum & Village will have several shell collections on display throughout Shellabration week inside the Rutland Home, Burnap Cottage, Morning Glories and the Old Schoolhouse. She Sells Sea Shells will be running two promotions during Shellabration week: 25 percent off craft supplies that include wood and paper mache boxes and frames, along with many other paper and wood items, glue, glaze, glitter, glass jars and mirror backs; a Sailors Valentine Sale, with the regular price of $275 reduced to $75. Sale applies to 10-inch traditional antique flower design with a multi-colored shell. Limited quantities. Shiny Objects will offer a free shell tote bag with purchases over $50. Additionally, select jewelry items will include the customers choice of shell jewelry or trinket box. Restrictions apply, see store for details. Eileen Fisher will offer a free gift with the purchase of a shell tank top. Tower Gallery Artist Cooperative will display Sea Gems Shell Interpretations, a special exhibit opening February 26 and continuing through March 31. Twenty-two gallery artists will choose a shell to inspire their artwork. Photographs of the selected shells will be displayed beside the art showing how the artist interpreted or included it in their work. Watson MacRae Gallery will feature Sea Shells, a week-long invitational exhibition featuring the work of invited Sanibel artists and focusing on The Shells of Sanibel and the Sea. There will be an opening reception celebrating the artwork and artists on Monday, February 27, which is open to the public. The gallery will also feature shell inspired pottery and glass from artists around the country during the Shellabration. William E. Wilson Fine Jewelry in The Village Shops joins the Shellabration with the finest hand-crafted jewelry. All signature 14-karat gold shell design jewelry bracelets, pendants, earrings will be offered at special sale prices. A 25 percent discount will be given during the entire week of the 75th Shell Fair & Show. The Sanibel Public Library will have Shell Book Reading Displays, offering more than 350 shell-related books. In addition, your favorite titles and rare books from the reference collection will be on display on the main level of the library throughout February and March. Also, a Fossil Shell Display, offering more than 120 different species, ages thousands to as much as 5 million years old, is located on the ground floor. Some of the shells are extinct while some may be found at the beach today. The fossils are from the Burnt Store area in North Fort Myers. In addition, a Shellabration necklace will be offered for sale at various venues continued on page 8
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ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 30, 20114 A small part of the crowd at Lighthouse Beach for the service photos by David Klatt Worshippers hold up their candles during the Christmas Eve service The Christmas Eve beach service, a Sanibel tradition since 1979, attracted thousands of people as the sun went down and the Christmas tree was lit. Attendees held lighted candles as they gathered at Lighthouse Beach. The service, by the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, was led by the Rev. Dr. John Danner and the Rev. Deborah Kunkel, with Dr. Elwood Smith at the keyboard. Anne Marie Babos was the soloist for O Holy Night. Attendees sang carols and gave offerings to benefit local charities including FISH, the FISH Backpack Program, Friends Who Care and The Salvation Army. Thousands Throng Beach To Sing Carols, Celebrate Christmas Eve Whats Happening At The House In December Telephone: (239) firstname.lastname@example.org 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 DECEMBER EVENTSNew Years Eve Dinner DanceSaturday, December 31st at 7 pm $50 members/$60 guestsPainted Women Lunch & One Woman PlaySponsored by Sanibel Holiday Thursday, January 19th 11:30 am Seating, Performance 1 pm $20 members/$22 guestsShellabration 2012February 17 March 4 Multiple EventsCLASSESComplimentary Shell CraftingMonday 10:30 amZumbaTuesday/Thursday 10 am 11 am Wednesday 5:30 pm $15 & Seasonal Packages AvailableSanctioned Duplicate BridgeEvery Tuesday at 1 pm $8.00Island YogaTues, Wed, Thurs at 8:30 am $12 members/$15 guestsTo 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 Today $35 Individual, $65 Family, $100 Business Follow 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!
5 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 30, 2011 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. (will resume January 3). 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. Tuesday Kayaking January 10, 17 and 24. 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. Page Turners Book Discussion Group meets the second Wednesday of every month at 2:30 p.m. Carol Strange will lead a discussion on Battle Hymn of a Tiger Mother by Amy Chan on January 11. Ann Rodman, volunteer coordinator, welcomes ideas for books to read and discuss and suggestions on facilitators. Contact her at 395-2191 or email email@example.com. 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 for care, fostering and placement of stray animals. Cost is $15 per person. 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. Learn to play Mahjohgg with Katie Reid, board president Monday, January 23 and 30; Wednesday and Thursday, January 25 and February 2; Thursday, January 26. Class is limited to four or eight students and you must be able to attend all five classes. All supplies will be provided. Cost is $12.50 for members, $25 non-members. Bridge Lessons with Bruce and Christl Smith. Stop by the center or call in January for dates and times. Class is limited to eight students and you must be able to attend all four classes. Separate fees for members and non-members. Mexican Train Lessons with Katie Reid Wednesday and Thursday, January 18 and 19, 1 to 4 p.m. This is an exciting Domino game for four to 12 players. Cost is $5 for members, $10 non-members. Class limited to eight students. Leisure Lunchers and Thrift and Consignment Connoisseurs Tuesday, January 24 at 11:30 a.m., Vencenzos Pastaria, 16520 S. Tamiami Trail. AARP Safe Driving Classes Thursdays, January 19 and 26, 1 to 4 p.m. Participants must attend both sessions. The classes are fast-paced and feature a dozen videos which will help make you a better and safer driver. Completion of the program will result in a discount on your auto insurance in most states, including Florida. Ed VanderHey is the instructor. Call him at 472-3623 or 292-4012 for reservations. The cost is $12 for AARP members, $14 for non-members. Wheat Free/Gluten Free Products, hosted by Baileys (no charge) Tuesday, January 17, 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Limit of six participants are at each one-hour small group session. Sign up at the center. Baileys offers over 1,000 wheatfree/gluten-free products. Join Rachel Lammers at this seminar for samples and a list of items Baileys carries. Product representatives will be on hand. Florida Travels Ringling Museum Tour in Sarasota, Wednesday, January 25. Cost is $79 for members, $89 nonmembers. Includes: Round trip transportation from Fort Myers, admission to Ringling Complex including the world famous art museum, Ca dZan (Ringlings own home), the circus museum, Mable continued on page 10
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7 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 30, 2011 Captiva Community Panel MeetingThere will be a quorum for the next meeting of the Captiva Community Panel, set for Tuesday, January 10 beginning at 9 a.m. in the Wakefield Room at Tween Waters Inn. The proposed agenda for the meeting: 9 a.m. Introductions and roll call; approval of December 13 meeting minutes 9:05 a.m. CEPD update by Kathy Rooker, CEPD 9:10 a.m. Panel overview and orientation by Ken Gooderham 9:30 a.m. Land Development Code update by Max Forgey 9:50 a.m. Visioning update by Max Forgey 10 a.m. Agreement with Forgey Planning Service by Ken Gooderham 10:05 a.m. Hurricane Preparedness & Response Committee by Doris Holzheimer 10:10 a.m. Committee reports (as necessary): Communications by Susan Stuart Finance and budget by Ken Gooderham Water quality by John Jensen Fundraising by Rick Hayduk 10:20 a.m. Other business and public comment Confirm dates for next meetings February 14, March 14 and April 10 Adjourn The Captiva Community Panel provides a public forum whereby Captiva property owners can present projects requiring variances and get feedback from and answer questions of the panel members and other Captiva neighbors attending the public meeting. The panel has no decision-making authority on variance requests but does advise Lee County as to the point of view of the panel and the point of view expressed by other interested Captivans attending the public meeting at which the variance request was presented. The next Captiva Community Panel meeting has been tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, February 14 in the Wakefield Room at Tween Waters Inn, located at 15951 Captiva Drive on Captiva. Republican Womens LunchThe Lee County Republican Womens Club (chartered) will hold its monthly luncheon at the Crown Plaza Holiday Inn, located at 13052 Bell Tower Drive in Fort Myers, on Tuesday, January 10. Social hour will begin at 11:30 a.m., with the luncheon to follow at noon. Featured speakers at the meeting will be Karen Harrington, U.S. House of Representatives candidate for Florida District #20, and Javier Manjarres, editor of the conservative blog The Shark Tank. For more information or to make reservations, call 574-2571. Be Ready To Vote Action CampaignThe election laws have changed in Florida recently and with 2012 being an important election year, the League of Women Voters of Sanibel is urging voters to update their voter status. The League has launched a Be Ready To Vote Action Campaign. Dick Calkins, League Voter Service chair, stated, The new election law makes both voting and voter registration harder in Florida. What can voters do? We urge all voters to check their registration and make sure it is up to date. The league is working to make democracy easier by our new website www. BeReadyToVote.org where voters can check their registration, change their address and request a vote by mail ballot. Voters can also update their voter status by contacting the Supervisor of Elections at 239-LEE-VOTE (533-8683). Be Ready To Vote Action Steps 1) Update your address 2) Update your name 3) Plan to vote by mail? Renew your ballot request 4) Update your signature. Important Dates Presidential Preference Primary: January 31 Voter Registration Deadline: January 3 Florida Primary: August 14 Voter Registration Deadline: July 16 General Election: November 6 Voter Registration Deadline: October 9 The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. precious and few...Captiva Island, Florida (across from The Bubble Room Restaurant) (239) 472-8442Open Daily 11:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Including SundaysTHE FUTURE HAS AN ANCIENT HEARTAntique Diamond and Estate Jewelry American PaintingsTIFFANY ~ GALLE ~ ROOKWOOD ~ PERIOD BRONZES ~ STERLING SILVER ~ ART NOUVEAU ~ ART DECOALBERT MEADOW ANTIQUES 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!
ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 30, 20118 Tahitian Gardens, Sanibel 239-395-5353www.SynergySportswear.com 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 Gifts Home Decor Unique Cards ...and of course SUNCATCHERS!Daniel Moore Thompsonjewelry gifts 10% OFFwith this couponSUN www.suncatchersdream.com 239.472.7860630 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel email@example.comMon-Fri. 9:00-5:30 Sat. 9:00 5:00 Sun. 9:00 4:00 Periwinkle WayTarpon Bay Rd. 7-11 BaileysOLDE SANIBEL SHOPPESNEXT TO OVER EASY CAFE Shop local! We Gift Wrap For FREE as well as ship!Holiday Family and friends gathered to watch the little ones of the Childrens Education Center of the Islands (CECI) perform their holiday concert at school on Wednesday, December 21. There were songs of different cultures and faiths sung with smiling faces. After the music, there were delicious food brought by the parents for all to eat. Laughter and excitement abounded with the joy of the holiday season. (Perhaps some of it was also from the candy canes and sweet treats!) AAUW MeetingThe next meeting of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will be held on Saturday, January 21 at 11:30 a.m. at the Royal Palm Yacht Club in Fort Myers. The guest speaker at the monthly luncheon will be Dr. Donna Price Henry, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Florida Gulf Coast University. Her topic will be STEM: science, technology engineering and math. Tickets are $18 each. To make reservations, call Sondra Marshall at 4374570. Holiday Celebrations Held At CECI Une Jankauskas Olivia Burns and Grandma Joan BurnsFrom page 2Shellabrationaround the island. The specially designed shell necklace will allow for creative additions to make each one as unique as its owner. Shellabrators will be encouraged to collect several and make an island fashion statement. Necklaces are priced at $2 each. Also, the children of the island will be invited to get involved by creating a special Shellabration! work of art. Calendar Of Events The Sanibel Stoop Friday, February 17. Help us break a Guiness Book of World Records record. Opening Gala Sunday, February 19 at The Sanctuary Golf Club. Gala will include a Shell Couture Fashion Show, Contest & Luncheon on Monday, February 27 at 11 a.m. featuring one-ofa-kind shell adorned garments. Tickets are $35. 75th Annual Shell Fair & Show Thursday, March 1 through Saturday, March 3 at The Community House Rusty Brown presents In Celebration of Ann Morrow Lindbergh Sunday, March 4. Performance will be followed by a traditional ice cream social at The Community House. Tickets are $20 for members and $22 for guests. For more information on how you can Shellabrate, contact Billy Kirkland at 472-5848. You may also contact Teresa at The Community House at 472-2155 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit us online at www. sanibelshellfairandshow.com and www. sanibelcommunityhouse.net.
JEWELRY GALLERY Yappy New Year! From the Lily & Co. Family to yours, we wish you peace, hope and prosperity in 2012. 13550 REFLECTIONS PKWY. | (NEXT TO JASONS DELI) FT. MYERS, FL 33907 | 239-466-4949 520 TARPON BAY ROAD | (ACROSS FROM BAILEY'S) SANIBEL, FL 33957 | 239-472-2888Karen Bell Dan Schuyler Lily, Gracie & AngelVISIT OUR NEWEST JEWELRY GALLERY Voted BEST of the Islands Five Consecutive Years LILYJEWELERS.COMSANIBEL RECREATION CENTER 2011 NEW YEAR EVE CELEBRATION SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31 | FROM 8 P.M. MIDNIGHT SANIBEL COMMUNITY HOUSE 17TH ANNUAL MINIATURE GOLF EVENT DECEMBER 26-29TH AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY 2012 CATTLE BARONS BALL SATURDAY, JANUARY 21 THE 2012 SANCTUARY COMMUNITY GOLF CHALLENGE SATURDAY, JANUARY 21 PROUD TO SPONSOR & SUPPORT: 9 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 30, 2011
ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 30, 201110 From page 5Center 4 LifeRinglings rose garden, lunch at the Banyan Caf on the Ringling grounds. Carpool from the center at 8:15 a.m. for bus pickup in Fort Myers at 9 a.m. in front of Publix (across from Tanger Outlets). Technology Introduction to Computers and Windows 7 Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 1 to 3 p.m. January 9, 11, 13, 18 and 20 (no class on January 16). Bruce and Christl Smith are the instructors. This class is designed for the novice user. Turn on the PC and discover how to click, create, save and print a document. You must be able to attend all five sessions. Cost is $115 for members, $150 for non-members. Limited to six students. Payment required at sign-up. Picasa with Patty and your photos Wednesday and Thursday, January 4 and 5, 1 to 3 p.m. Organize and share your photos. This is hands-on training in Picasa, a free program from Google. Learn to copy photos from your camera or memory card to your PC, and create and edit albums to share by email. Crop, resize, sharpen and brighten colors. Class size limited to six. Cost is $60 for members, $90 for non-members. Bring your camera with freshly charged batteries and its cable, memory card or card reader with 10 to 20 photos. Coping With Life, 9th Annual Series January 13, 1:30 p.m. Marcy Albright presents Learning American Sign Language Basics for Mature Adults. Session includes learning signs for everyday conversation, greetings, household items, food and drink, care of self, medical signs and other signs of a specific nature. January 13, 3:30 p.m. Marcy Albright presents American Sign Language for All Ages. Session is geared to signing for all ages. January 20, 1:30 p.m. Damaris Peters Pike as Hildegard of Bingen: A Feather on the Breath of God. Cost is $5 donation for members and $10 for nonmembers. Flu Shots January 27 at 12:30 p.m. CVS Pharmacy will send their pharmacist to the center to give flu shots. Make a lasting tribute to yourself, a friend or family member. A beautiful memorial and honorary brick pathway joins the Center 4 Life patio to the front walkway. Luc Centurys etched bricks can be purchased for $100. Call the center for further details on all programs, 472-5743. The Rotary Club of Sanibel & Captiva Florida wishes everyone a Happy Holiday and a prosperous, healthy and happy New YearOver 30 years of Service to our CommunityIf you are a visiting Rotarian, or someone who is just interested in what we are doing, please join us for one of our breakfast meetings. The Club meets every Friday beginning with breakfast at 7:00am. Our program begins promptly at 7:30am. We meet at the Beachview Bistro, 1100 Parview Drive. Check out our website: sanibelrotary.orgSanibel-Captiva Rotary Club Dont Leave Your Furry Friends Out This Holiday Season!Shop at Island Paws For All Your Pet Gifts & Supplies! Olde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Road 239.395.1464 Mon.-Sat. 9-4 Sun. 9-2 The Polar Bear Plunge On New Years DayThe Polar Bear Anthem (Sung to the tune of Good Bless America) While the storm clouds gather far across the sea Let us swear allegiance to our club thats free Let us all be hopeful for a day with sun As we raise our glasses and we have some fun God bless the Polar Bears On New Years Day Stand beside us and join us To the shore with a roar as we play Front the uplands, to the marshes To the Gulf shore filled with ice God bless the Polar Bears it sure feels nice God bless the Polar Bears were bears, not mice! 12th Annual New Years Day Polar Bear PlungeOn Sunday, January 1, the Sanibel-Captiva Chapter of the National Polar Bear Club will hold its 12th annual meeting at the crack of noon at Tarpon Bay Beach (the south/Gulf end of Tarpon Bay Road). Parking for 89 cars is available at the city lot. Display your current sticker or pay the parking fee. The meeting will begin with the singing of the traditional Polar Bear anthem by the cubbies (first-timers), juveniles (one-time previous dippers) and seasoned adult bears (those who took the plunge in previous years). Following the anthem, the Polar Bears will enter the icy gulf waters backwards, facing the huge crowd of supporters, on-lookers, tourists and mice (those who wished they had the courage to join in). Following various bear-frolicking activities in the water and the traditional Polar Bear group huddle/hug (a body-warming activity), all participants will receive a free membership card and a certificate suitable for framing. There will also be an opportunity to sip from the giant Polar Bear champagne glass, have your picture taken in the infamous shell pith helmet and to engage in story-telling about your heroic experience with fellow Polar Bears from around the world. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. Wear your bathing suit and bring a towel. Chairs and coolers are optional. Come join your friends, family, neighbors, tourists, politicians and other island characters for a memorable activity. Its the only event going on at the crack of noon on New Years Day and best of all its free and fun! For more information about this chilling event, you may contact Papa Bear (aka John Carney) at 395-1767. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213
11 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 30, 2011 COMFORT BY DESIGN(239) 395-0666 1-800-454-3008Sanibel Island 1640 Periwinkle Way in Limetree Across from the Bank of the Islands BIRKENSTOCK MEPHISTO ECCO GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE! Cantor Douglas Renfroe ConcertOn Sunday, January 8, Douglas Renfroe, cantor and music director at Temple Bat Yam on Sanibel Island (and lives on Bristol Bend), will be heard in concert. The performance will be held at the Sanibel Congregational Church on Periwinkle Way and begins at 3 p.m. The afternoon is sponsored and supported by Temple Bat Yam, with a free will offering donation. Renfroe is an internationally acclaimed bass baritone, who has served as cantor at Temple Bat Yam since 2001. His concerts throughout Europe and the United States have earned him recognition at major concert venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Washington Opera, Boston Opera, Sarasota Opera, the Edinburgh Festival, Westminster Abbey, Tel Aviv Lyric Opera and Columbia Artist Management. His theatre credits include touring as Tevye in Fiddler On The Roof with performances in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Bulgaria and Vienna. He has created two equity theatre companies and has appeared in three motion pictures. As a conductor, Dr. Renfroe has appeared at the Varna International Music Festival, the acclaimed Festival at Sea Music Series as well as locally at Barbara B. Mann and BIG Arts. In addition to his tenure at Temple Bat Yam, he is the director of music and fine arts at Beach United Methodist Church on Fort Myers Beach. In 2010, he was appointed artistic director of the Voices of Naples, an auditioned choral ensemble. Sought after as a soloist and guest conductor, he will be touring Prague, Bratislava, Vienna and Budapest in early June 2012, which is open to anyone interested in going. Upon his return, he will be Artist-in-Residence for various musical venues in Quebec City, Canada over the summer months. The January 8 concert will include a variety of musical styles, including Broadway, sacred and light classics. It will also feature Lesley Frost (soprano) and Joy Bowe (piano). As a special musical addition, Rev. John Danner, pastor of the Sanibel Congregational Church where the members of Temple Bat Yam meet, will join the ensemble in selections from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. New Years Services To Be Offered At SCCIts more than a Happy New Year at Sanibel Community Church. Its a hope-filled New Year because of Gods great love! The church will offer three opportunities to see the New Year begin. A blended service of worship offering both traditional and contemporary songs will be conducted on Saturday, December 31 at 6 p.m., as well as Sunday, January 1 at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Dr. Daryl Donovan, senior pastor, will speak on the subject of new beginnings at each of the services. The sermon is entitled In the Beginning God! Sanibel Community Church is located at 1740 Periwinkle Way (next to Jerrys Market). For more information, call 4722684. Douglas Renfroe The Sanibel Community Association PresentsShellabration! 2012The SCA is bringing the community together to share in the celebration of our lovely shells and the beautiful islands that entice visitors to become islanders! (239) 472-2155www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net SHELLABRATION!75th Annual Shell Fair & ShowMarch 26-April 3, 2012 Sanibel & Captiva Islands Shellabration Posters $25.00 each 75th Shell Fair Shell Necklaces $2.00 each Check out our website www.shellabration2012.com for more information Sanibel Stoop Guinness World Record Fri, February 17 10am $5 shirt and registration Community Stoop at Bowmans Beach with Trolley Transportation Opening Gala Dinner Sanctuary Golf Club Sun, February 19 6pm $125 SHELLegant dining and dancing Shell Couture Fashion Show Contest and Luncheon Mon, February 27 11am $35 Locally created shell fashions presented at the Sanctuary Golf Club 75th Annual Shell Fair and Show Thurs-Fri March 1 & 2 9-5pm Presented by the SCA and The Shell Club on the grounds of The Community House Sat, March 3 9-4pm Juried Scienti c Show and Shell Art Show Shell crafts Crafting Demonstrations Local Shells for Sale Live Mollusk Display and Education Booth by Sanibel School Students Raf e at 3 pm Sat $3 inside juried exhibits. Free Admission to outside exhibits and tents Gifts From The Sea and Ice Cream Social Sun, March 4 1-3pm $20 members $22 Guests. Rusty Brown presents In Celebration of Ann Morrow Lindbergh, a one-woman performance followed by a favorite from the past, The Ice Cream Social with a gourmet twist! Volunteer Appreciation Lunch Mon, March 5 11am Volunteers FREE, $10 Guests Island Bible StudyDid you know that the Bible says a lot about whats going to happen before Christ comes again? And we are seeing some of these things happen in todays news! To learn more, join the Island Bible Study on Monday evenings from 7 to 8:45 p.m. January 9 through February 27 at Sanibel Community Church. Joel Rosenberg will be one of the lecturers this year. He has written many books on the subject including Epicenter, The Last Jihad, The Twelfth Iman and The Tehran Initiative. Participants will need a Bible and be willing to do some study each week. There will be discussion groups. If interested call Dave and Jinny Kelby at 472-2432 or Al and Carol Larson at 472-6534.
ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 30, 201112 SILVER ANNIVERSARY Ross and Marion Hauser through the years Oak Park, Illinois couple Ross and Marion Hauser celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a renewal of vows cer emony on Sanibel. For the skeptics, love at first sight and happily ever after still exist. When Ross Hauser first looked at the picture of Marion Boomer in the Jack Benny Junior High yearbook in 1975, he was captivated. He danced the last two dances with her at their graduation dance from Jack Benny, but she went to Waukegan West while he attended Waukegan East High School. They reconnected just before each started attending the University of Illinois in 1980 and have been inseparable since. While dating, they both realized they had attended AAUW nursery school in Waukegan, Illinois in 1967. When they brought out the old pictures, they were shocked to see each other in the same class! They were married in 1986. To celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary, they had a recommitment of vows ceremony at Sanibel Community Church. The ceremony was attended by friends and family from around the country. The couple now makes their home and business in Oak Park, where they run Caring Medical & Rehabilitation Services, a chronic pain center that specializes in Prolotherapy. The Hausers fell in love with Sanibel two decades ago and bought a house on the island back in 2003. DR. AND MRS. ROSS HAUSER 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! (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 Sanibel Sanibel Beauty Beauty Salon Salon Start The New Year Start The New Year With A New Look! With A New Look! Supplying the islands with ART and Fine Framing for over 10 years. Thank You to our loyal customers. 630 Tarpon Bay Rd(near the Over Easy Cafe) Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9-5, Sat. 10-4www.sanibelartandframe.com 239-395-1350 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 1628 Periwinkle Way 472-2893 Heart of the Islands, Sanibel Find us on Hours: Mon. Sat. 10am 5pm
13 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 30, 2011 The Sanibel Diamond Store | Jerry's Shopping Center | 1700 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Island, Florida 33957 | 1-800-850-6605 | (239) 472-1454 | SanibelDiamond.comTHE WORLD'S MOST EXQUISITE DIAMOND e Convertible Collection continues to grow. Look for this trademarkMade in the USA 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., 472-1646 FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST: 2950 West Gulf Dr., Sunday 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School 10:30 a.m., Wednesday evening meeting 7:30 p.m.; Reading room open, Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (November through March), Friday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (summer hours). 472-8684. SANIBEL COMMUNITY CHURCH: 1740 Periwinkle Way, 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: Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL, 472-0497 Rev. Dr. John H. Danner, Senior Pastor Rev. Deborah Kunkel, Assoc. Pastor Holiday Worship Schedule December 24, 9 p.m. December 25, 9 a.m. January 1, 2012 9 a.m. 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, 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 email@example.com.
ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 30, 201114 2200 Periwinkle Way S anibel Florida 33957 Ti ckets: (239) 47 2 6862 and O NLINE at www.BI G ART S .or g s on S ponso r S ea s S how Sp onso r BIG ART S HERB STRAUSS THEATER DECEMBER 16 31 8 PM MONDAY SATURDAY $42; CHILD $20 SPECIAL NEW YEARS EVE PERFORMANCE & CHAMPAGNE RECEPTION A Cbtn Cfb Nr An Fbb S Rtt Quite A Catch On Tarpon BayIt wasnt just the flounder, snapper and redfish making a splash recently at Sanibels Tarpon Bay. The real catch of the day for newlyweds Janet Dargitz and Karl Stoedefalke wasnt fish at all, but rather each other. Captain Joe Mirabile of Tarpon Bay Explorers, the concessionaire for the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, hosted a fishing charter for the adventurous couple. Tarpon Bay Explorers is no stranger to newly married couples, but Janet and Karl arent your typical new bride and groom they wed in April of this year at age 76 and 82, respectively. Janet originally hails from Lewistown, Montana and Karls hometown is Milwaukee, Wisconsin. But they bumped into each other two years ago at a grocery store in State College, Pennsylvania. Both widows at the time, they struck up a conversation and eventually started dating. Janet admits she asked around about Karl, wanting to know what she was getting into. One of her friends couldnt believe Janet didnt know about him, and exclaimed that he was famous. So they Googled Karls name and found more than 30 pages of information. Before retiring in 1995, Dr. Karl Stoedefalke was the Dean of Penn States College of Health, Physical Education and Recreation. During his illustrious career, he developed the first national program for cardio therapy, authored numerous publications and lectured on cardiac rehabilitation programs. His research and teachings have improved and even saved the lives of countless individuals. Perhaps helping others is what attracted the two to each other. Janets accomplished career encompassed teaching elementary education in the public, private and military sectors, including a stint in Germany for the Army and Air Force. Karl claims that Janet had a string of beaus when they first met, and she didnt burn her little pink book of appointments until six months into their courtship. Now, Karl tells her that hell give her 20 years after that, shes on her own. Sanibel is a special place for Janet shes been vacationing on the island for 35 years. This is Karls second of many more Sanibel visits to come. Whats their next big adventure? How about Norway in the summer? Sounds like a great fit for the young at heart. Visit Tarpon Bay Explorers at 900 Tarpon Bay Road on Sanibel or call 472-8900 for more information or to make reservations. You may also visit their website at www. tarponbayexplorers.com. Mirabile, left, steers the boat while Janet Dargitz and Karl Stoedefalke take in the ambiance of Tarpon Bay Captain Joe Mirabile, left, with newlyweds Janet Dargitz and Karl Stoedefalke on Tarpon Bay
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ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 30, 201116 Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club NewsLions Give To FISH, Salvation ArmyThe Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club continued its program of donations to local causes with two more gifts of food to FISH of Sanibel (Friends In Service Here) and the Salvation Army Food Kitchen. The Lions worked with Richard Johnson of Baileys General Store to buy $500 worth of extra supplies to meet the seasonal demand at the FISH food pantry and another $500 worth of foodstuffs to help the Salvation Army with its holiday food program. The Lions have also collected food from island friends and families at its donation point at the Lions Christmas tree lot, located in the Baileys Center. We are delighted to be able to continue to help these charities at this time of year when the demand can so easily outstrip supply, said Tom Hoover, former president of the Lions. Each year Lions Club Charities raise money for deserving causes, including FISH, the Salvation Army and other local organizations that provide help and relief for local families. San-Cap Lions Tom Hoover, Mike Mackay, Dean Skaugstad and John Mannix Lions Club members Jeremy Kane, George Podlin, Mike Mallon and (Barefoot) Charlie Ball 2200 Periwinkle Wa y Sanibel Florida 3395 7 Ti ckets: (239) 47 2 6862 and O NLINE at www.BI G ART S .or g s on S ponsor S ea s S how Sp onso r BIG ART S HERB STRAUSS THEATER DECEMBER 16 31 8 PM MONDAY SATURDAY $42; CHILD $20 SPECIAL NEW YEARS EVE PERFORMANCE & CHAMPAGNE RECEPTION A Cbtn Cfb Nr An Fbb S Rtt
17 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 30, 2011 Rotary Happenings submitted by Shirley JewellThe holiday spirit was alive and well at last Fridays meeting, held on December 23. Rotarian Dick Waterhouse provided mimosas for everyone to celebrate the season and toast to the friendships made at Rotary. We are a pretty congenial group and last Friday we were just a tad more congenial. Since Rotary is a global service organization and has worldwide members from all religious faiths and beliefs, our program was focused in on a few of the spiritual traditions celebrated around the globe during this season. The Senior Pastor at the Sanibel Congregational Church and fellow Rotarian, John Danner, spoke about what he called the Season of Lights. Our Season of Lights shines all over the world with the traditions and spiritual meanings of Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa. Rev. Danner began with Hanukkah; the Festival of Lights is observed for eight nights and days, starting on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, which may occur at any time from late November to late December in the Gregorian calendar. This is not a major Jewish holiday but a time for reflection on religious freedom commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt of the second century BCE against Antiochus IV Epiphanes and his forces. Antiochus IV Epiphanes and his soldiers had plundered the city of Jerusalem, invaded the great temple, stole from the treasury, and key elements of the Jewish faith were forbidden; the observance of Judaism was an offense punishable by death. The Jewish leader, Judas Maccabeus and his followers revolted and took the temple back and performed a purification rite including the lighting of eight purified oil-lit candles. They only had enough oil to light one candle, but miraculously the oil lasted for eight days. Today, the right to worship and religious freedom is celebrated by the lighting of the nine-branched Jewish menorah, each branch symbolizing the eight days of Hanukah. John also briefly touched on some of the other traditions of Hanukkah. The Dreidel is a toy used by the children at the time Jews were not allowed to practice their religion. The children would go in the woods to study the Torah and if soldiers appeared, they would quickly hide what they were studying and pretend to be playing this gambling game with the top. Today, the dreidel is a Hanukkah symbol to honor the courage of those children. Gelt and goodies are given to children during Hunakkah to remind them of the gift of giving symbolizing, the Jerusalem temple trust fund for orphans, that was stolen during thecontined on page 41 Kwanzaa Table Mat Senior Pastor of Sanibel Congregational Church, Rev. John Danner
ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 30, 201118 Sunset And Surf To Spotlight Shell Museum LuauA Sanibel sunset will be one feature of The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museums annual Under the Sea benefit. The fundraiser will be held under the stars on the beach at Island Inn on January 29, from 4 to 9 p.m. Shuttle service will be available at Baileys. The fun-filled evening, with the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company as Grand Sponsor, will include a Polynesian luau with authentic Polynesian dancers, live music, a Polynesian dinner catered by Traditions and Baileys, and lots of auction and raffle prizes. A new painting from Sanibel artist Myra Roberts titled Aloha Mermaid will be auctioned. The painting will be on display at the Sanibel Public Library on January 6 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. during a preview event presented by Evelyn Stewart of Adventures in Paradise. Roberts will have other paintings available for sale at the library, and a portion of sales will be donated to the shell museum.) President Terry Igo, president of the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company said, The great thing about Sanibel and Captiva is that there are always treasures to be discovered. Many islanders dont realize that The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is a one-of-a-kind, internationally-known museum with the most extensive collection anywhere. Its a great educational experience right in our back yard. It brings us recognition, visitors, and its a wonderful community asset. Tickets are $125 per person and you can make your reservations on the Events page at www.shellmuseum.org. If you would like to be an event sponsor or contribute auction/raffle prizes, contact Evelyn Stewart at 472-8443 or email Aippsm@aol.com. Myra Roberts painting will be one of many auction items up for bid at the shell museums Under the Sea benefit Lunch Hour Lectures At The Shell MuseumThe Shell Museums Friday Lunch Hour series continues at noon on January 13 as world traveler and shell expert Dr. Gary Schmelz shares colorful sea life images during his Wonders of the South Pacific Coral Reefs presentation. Dr. Schmelz has led several shell museum-sponsored shelling and fossil excursions. Dr. Steve Geiger of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions Research Institute in St. Petersburg will be the first presenter in the 2012 Natural Science Lecture series at the museum from 2 to 3 p.m. on January 11. Dr. Geiger is a research scientist in the Marine Fisheries Research department. He has been employed with the state of Florida since 1988. He has worked in the Molluscan Fisheries group since 2001 and has led the group since 2009. His current work focuses on shellfish monitoring and restoration, primarily scallops, hard clams and oysters. Dr. Geiger has published 13 peerreviewed articles and co-authored a book chapter on such topics as scallops, stone crabs, plankton dynamics, and Antarctic deep sea fish. He also has five years experience on crustacean fisheries research and four years of public outreach background. In 1986 he received his BS in marine science from Southampton College. He received his MS 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. Both lectures are free with museum admission or membership. For more information call 395-2233. The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is at 3075 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Dr. Gary Schmelz The City That Almost WasntOn Friday, January 6 at 10 a.m., come to the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundations Nature Center and learn about how and why the City of Sanibel incorporated. Sanibels land use plan is based on the islands natural systems. This work yielded the preservation of the phenomenal and bountiful natural resources we all enjoy today. The cost of the program is $5 per adult, with children and SCCF members admitted free. The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation is located at 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Call 472-2329 for more information. Waverunners-Parasailing-Yamaha Scooters-Bicycles-Beach Chairs & Umbrellas-Sailboats Skimboards-SUPs-Golf Carts-Banana Boat Rides-Scoot Coupes-Cayo Costa WR Tours No-See-Um Repellent-Sunglasses-Freestyle & Momentum Watches-YOLO Gear-GoPro HD Sector 9-Arbor-Kahuna-Dregs-Gravity & Krown Longboards-Kahuna Big Stick-Beach Accessories-Indo Boards-Slackline-Kids Cl othing-Waboba-Zap Skimboards-Cool Hats YOLO Watersports, Inc. btnfrrbrbt rf r!f" rf r#$"!f" To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 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
19 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 30, 2011 1551 Periwinkle Way I 472-7242 Lunch 113 I Happy Hour 36 I Dinner 59:30Dinner reservations suggested DINING SHOPPING COCKTAILS AWARD-WINNING BISTRO CUISINE JEWELRY, CLOTHING, BOOKS & GIFTS FINE WINES, BEERS & HAPPY HOUR MENU Live! Danny Morgan & Friends! TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS 8PM UNTIL... 1551 Periwinkle Way 472-7242 Lunch 11-3 Happy Hour 3-6 Dinner 5-9 Chris Workman Every Wed. 7-10pm Danny Morgan & Friends Tues. & Thurs. 7-10pm Live Music Celebrity Birders Don & Lillian Stokes To Lead Private Refuge Birding Tours Longtime Sanibel Island winter residents and nationally acclaimed bird authors and TV personalities Don and Lillian Stokes will contribute their time and expertise to lead two fundraising birders tram tours of J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on the morning of Friday, February 24. Wildlife Drive is normally closed on Fridays, meaning tour participants will have the birds and the Stokes all to themselves. Lillian Stokes will speak about and demonstrate bird photography on one of the trams, while her husband on a second tram will focus on the principles of bird identification. Tarpon Bay Explorers, the refuges official recreation concession, will be donating the use of two trams. Together, they accommodate 80 passengers, so interested persons are encouraged to make reservations as soon as possible, because the Stokes past tram tours have filled up quickly. The Stokes have authored 32 books in their Stokes Field Guides series, including their new best-seller, The Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America and have hosted a birding television show for PBS. The Stokes are veteran birding experts recognized throughout the country, and they have quite a following, said Birgie Vertesch, executive director of the Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge, which is organizing the tours. Thanks to their generosity and our partnership with Tarpon Bay Explorers, 100 percent of the proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit wildlife and education programs at the refuge. Cost for tour tickets are $75 each for a half-day tour that includes coffee and pastries in the Refuge Education Center starting at 7:30 a.m. and use of spotting scopes on the drive. To make your reservation, contact Vertesch at 292-0566 or director@ dingdarlingsociety.org. Below is a schedule of special events planned by DDWS and the refuge for the first half of 2012: Friday, January 20 through Friday, April 6: 2012 Ding Darling Lecture Series, sponsored by The Sanctuary Golf Club Friday, February 24: Private Refuge Birding Tram Tour with Don and Lillian Stokes Monday, March 12 (tentative): Dinner with Douglas Brinkley at The Sanctuary Golf Club Wednesday, March 21: The Big Year movie showing with author Mark Obmascik Friday and Saturday, May 4 and 5: Ding Darling & Doc Fords Tarpon Invitational Tuesday, May 8: Ding Darling Conservation Education Awards For additional details, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org. Don and Lillian Stokes Email your editorial copy to: firstname.lastname@example.org FLYING OYSTERS!Well, ey Fly In A Plane When We Get em From Up North And Out West!NORTHERN & WEST COAST OYSTERSFrom Massachusetts Rhode Island Long Island Washington State OregonPlease call to check our ever changing selection!$1.25 Apalachicola oysters at the raw bar ursday, Friday & SaturdayRaw Bar Now Open 7 Days!Oysters Shrimp Stone Crab Claws Clam Chowder Crab Bisque Seafood Gumbo703 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel Island (239)472-HIKE Open 7 Days 4 p.m. Fish Market open 11 a.m. Full Liquor License
ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 30, 201120 Fall-Like Weather Brings Plenty Of Actionby Capt. Matt MitchellWith our winter heatwave still going strong as I write this, conditions on the water could not be better this week. Usually by this time of year surface activity in the bay has slowed a little and its all about fishing the bottom in sheltered creeks and deeper channels, finding the fish that are hunkered down for winter. All over the sound this week it felt more like fall out there with schools of ladyfish and mackerel feeding on glass minnows on the deeper flats, making an easy target and quick action. These schools also had good numbers of soonto-be keeper-size trout on them. Fishing one school of surface-feeding fish just north of Chino Island this week I even saw a couple of rolling tarpon in the mix. Trout season finally reopens January 1. Trout are one of the go-to species for us all winter long. For anglers looking for an easy meal, the bag limit of four per angler makes bringing home a fish dinner a no-brainer. Depending on weather conditions, trout can be found all over the sound. On warm sunny days, shallow grass flats in the three-foot range are the place to target these fish. When conditions are cool, deeper channels and basins five feet or deeper are the place to be. The bait that never fails for trout this time of year is live shrimp. The colder the temperatures the slower and closer to the bottom the live shrimp needs to be. On sunny warm days a shrimp rigged on a popping cork is hard to beat. On a cold day a shrimp slow-bounced on a jig head is the way to go. Redfish action remains good with the average size of the fish getting smaller and smaller as it does every winter. Nonstop action on rat reds this week was found in the deeper tidal creeks on the lower stages of the tide, and out around mangrove keys in open water during the higher tides. The south wind we had for a few days pushed the tide up much higher than the tide chart had forecast and really had the redfish fired up. While working mangrove keys on the higher stages of the tide we also caught a few snook. Though most of them were on the small side, we did lose one by the boat around the 30-inch mark. If youre chasing a bigger redfish you can go one of two ways: shallow water or deeper water. Docks around the passes held a few slot-size reds for me this week. During strong tides use enough weight around these docks to hold your bait on the bottom. Small pinfish or live shrimp will get the job done. Bigger slot size redfish can also be located out on the shallow flats sunning themselves. Flats within a mile or so of the passes seem to be the best bet. The shallow water redfish are best fished on the lower stages of the tide and can often be spotted tailing or pushing water. They are often very spooky and need to be approached either in stealth mode by quietly poling or waiting for them to get close enough to you that you can present a bait. The inshore catch-and-release gag grouper bite is still going off and makes for great light tackle action. Any place in the sound where you can find structure, there might be a grouper. I have been fishing some concrete culverts in about five feet of water in the northern sound and its been a blast. Live pinfish either on a jig head or a knocker rig get slammed almost every cast. Pulling these hard-hitting fish away from the structure takes some skill and it is often worth bringing along a larger spinning rod. Gag grouper season is closed until the end of March. Sheepshead fishing has been a little slow with the unseasonably warm weather. Most of the larger fish seem to be still schooled up on near-shore wrecks and reefs and have not made the move to the bay yet. Rock jetties and docks around the passes are holding sheepshead up to around four pounds, although our deeper mangrove creeks are holding very few. Shrimp pieces and fiddler crabs fished with just enough weight to get the bait to the bottom are the rigs of choice.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 email@example.com. Send Us Your Fish TalesThe Island Sun would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org; or call Anne Mitchell at 395-1213. Hunter Jolly with a redfish caught in Captiva Pass with Capt. Matt Mitchell ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. 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An Evening At The Museum Guests are invited to visit The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum after hours from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on January 24 for an informal evening of shell education, door prizes, food and refreshments. Cost is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. All proceeds raised will help fund the museums educational programs. Visit the museums events page at www.shellmuseum.org to register. 21 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 30, 2011 Shell Museum Exterior Tahitian Gardens 1975-2019 periwinkle wayShopOnSanibel.com Something for Everyone Something for Everyone Sanibel 1975 Periwinkle Way 239-472-6111Check Out Our Great Menu Full Menu All Day Every Day Breakfast & Lunch Kids MenuIsland Style Home Cookin' in Our Open Air KitchenMaking Memories Since 1984 Family Owned & Operated Enjoy Dining At Our Handmade Shadowbox Fossil Seashell TablesNo reservations 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.472-5323 Call for take out or stay outdoor seating 472-4300
ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 30, 201122 Birding At The Preserves Begins January 20Join experienced birders on weekly outings to preserves owned and managed by the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF). New and experienced birders are welcome as well as botany enthusiasts to help identify plants along the trails. All walks begin at 8 a.m., and locations vary. All outings are free. Please call SCCF at 472-2329 or 472-4031 for more details. Birding at the Preserves January Schedule: January 20, Sanibel Gardens Preserve. Enter Island Inn Road from Tarpon Bay Road and park on the side of the road near the trailhead or enter Island Inn Road from West Gulf Drive, park near road barrier and take a short walk to trailhead. January 27, Periwinkle Preserve. Meet at the gazebo on Periwinkle Way, across the street from Sanibel Community Church (and slightly west on Periwinkle). Park at Jerrys or Mango Bay. Park neatly and away from handicap and unloading areas. Pileated woodpecker photo courtesy of Clair PostmusNative Plant Walks To ResumeLove Native Plants? Explore with Weeds and Seeds, a gr oup of amateur botanists who enjoy finding and identifying native plants on Sanibel. The group will resume meetings on Mondays January 9. Gather on the porch of the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) at 8:45 a.m. Walks, lasting for two hours, are guided by a leader with a plant list. Destination habitats include beach, mangroves, wetlands as well as dryer inland areas. The walks are free but donations for SCCF are welcome. You may need parking money. Bring a hat, water, sun-block and comfortable enclosed shoes with socks. For information on the January 9 and 23 walks, call Elaine Jacobson at 3951878; for the January 16 and 30 walks, call Betty Eertmode at 395-9240. Island native, dune sunflower 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 email@example.com
23 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 30, 2011 CROW Case Of The Week: Year In Reviewby Patricia MolloyThis year was a very busy one for CROWs staff; they treated more than 4,150 injured wild animals in 2011. Thats up from the 4,111 patients in 2010. With more than 80 percent of patients arriving from off-island locations each year, the wildlife facility has partnered with local domestic veterinarian clinics to offer nine drop-off points in Lee County. CROW volunteers make daily pick-ups excursions. Just a few of the 2011 success stories: A baby Coopers hawk arrived in May weighing a mere 200 grams. She had a fracture of the right tibiotarsus, which is between the knee and ankle. After receiving pain medication, the tiny hawk was given some fluids and a splint was put on her leg. Once her leg healed and she was eating seven or eight mice a day, her feathers were developed enough that she began flying. The little hawk was released in Fort Myers in June. An adult female Peninsula cooter arrived in July after being hit by a car near the Southwest Florida International Airport. The cooter was given pain medication right away. The staff cleaned her up with saline solution and applied antibiotic cream and a bandage. After recovering from her injuries, the Peninsula cooter, CROW patient number 2846, was released in one of the ponds in the Bailey Tract. An adult male Virginia opossum was delivered in October to one of CROWs drop-off sites after being shot eight times with a BB gun. A lot of people see opossums as pests theyre going to scavenge and theyre going to dig but people dont understand every animal has a place in the ecosystem and that it has an effect if one is removed, CROW Senior Rehabilitator Robin Bast stressed. He was sedated and most of the BBs were successfully removed. CROWs patient was soon eating solid food on his own soaked kitten chow with fruit and mouse bits. Five days later all of his wounds were starting to scab over properly and were healing well on their own, as the infection had cleared up. On the 12th day, he was finished with his round of antibiotics and was a normal adult opossum again. The opossum was released the next day at a site in Alva. On January 1, 2012, CROW welcomes Dr. Heather Barron as its new clinic director. Happy New Year! CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from 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. Call 472-3644 or visit: www.crowclinic. org. Thirty six percent of patients are mammals, like these orphaned raccoons currently at the clinic Reptiles make up more than six percent of patients treated, like this land-dwelling tortoise Less than one percent are amphibians, like this baby American alligator. The species is only found in the southeastern U.S. Nearly 58 percent are avians, like the double crested cormorant and brown pelican 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 agesSanibels Most Award Winning Restaurant Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week. Snacks In-between Live Music! Outdoor Seating Live MusicAlways Fresh ...Always Fun! SOUTHERN LIVING MAGAZINES TOP 5 BREAKFAST IN FLORIDA Open New Years Eve & Day Regular Hours
ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 30, 201124 Matthias Wendt from Zurich, Switzerland found another junonia the fourth one hes discovered during his lifelong shelling experiences while staying on Captiva last week. They call me Mr. Junonia on the island, added Wendt. Its my third junonia this year and we are together for 23 years. Shell Found Matthias Wendt and Claudia Novelli Mike Gillmore got the best Christmas present this year any sheller on Sanibel-Captiva islands could ask for the sought after junonia. Being a sheller and collector since his teens, Gillmore said, I have spent 20 years searching for this crown jewel for my collection and I feel so lucky and blessed to have found this treasure from the sea on this holiday. I had just settled into digging in a nice pile of shells off Bowmans Beach near the dead tree with the eagles nest in it, when all of a sudden I saw those brown spots and started flinging shells madly. And there it was... my perfect junonia. This was a true Christmas present from the sea! Shell Found Mike Gillmore My name is Mindy Rutherford. I found this junonia shell in the surf about a half-mile south of the Island Inn on December 5. It was approximately noon and shortly after high tide. I was vacationing with my husband, Ben, and my mother and her husband, Linda and Paul Simmons. This was my third trip to Sanibel in the past two years, but I also vacationed at Sanibel over 30 years ago as a small child. I always knew the lore of the junonia, but never expected to find one. I was surprised at how strikingly beautiful and unique it appeared when I saw it in the surf. I knew immediately what it was and lunged for it! I will always treasure it. Shell Found Mindy Rutherford Lunch: 7 Days a Week Dinner: Monday Saturday, Sunday (starting January 15th) Monday Turkey Traditional Monday Turkey Traditional Tuesday 1/2 Price Bottled Wine* Tuesday 1/2 Price Bottled Wine* Wednesday German Traditional Wednesday German Traditional Sunday Liver & Onions (starting January 15th) Sunday Liver & Onions (starting January 15th) EARLY BIRD 4:30 5:30 P.M. EARLY BIRD 4:30 5:30 P.M. 1/2 Price Appetizer or Dessert with Entree* 1/2 Price Appetizer or Dessert with Entree**See restaurant for details SUNDAY SUNDAY BRUNCH BRUNCH BEGINS NEW BEGINS NEW YEARS DAY YEARS DAY$25 adults $12 kids HAPPY HOUR HAPPY HOUR4 6 Every Day 18 Beers On Tap Catering Available Executive Chef Sean Boller1100 Par View Drive Sanibel 472-4394Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email firstname.lastname@example.org
25 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 30, 2011 Debbie Fortney of Overland Park, Kansas found a junonia by the Sanibel Lighthouse while staying at the Kona Kai. She was visiting her parents Larry and Diane Wooten. Shell Found Larry Wooten, Debbie Fortney and Diane Wooten CROW Offers Public PresentationsThe Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) will continue hosting presentations as part of its Wonders of Wildlife lecture series to educate the public on native and migratory wildlife species, what makes them unique and how they wind up at CROW. Presentations are held at 11 a.m., Tuesday through Saturday, at CROWs Healing Winds Visitor Education Center, 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road on Sanibel. Each day will feature a different presentation given by CROWs volunteers, staff or wildlife partners. Please join in for these upcoming presentations: Raptors: Predator or Prey and Meet an Animal Ambassador on Friday, December 30 CROW introduces two special guests. Erich Neupert, executive director for Blackland Prairie Raptor Center in Dallas, Texas, will discuss raptors. Learn everything you want to know about these magnificent birds that live in Southwest Florida. The second presenter will be a representative from the Calusa Nature Center in Fort Myers, who will bring Hootie, a screech owl and education ambassador. Animal ambassadors cannot live in the wild due to physical or psychological injuries and live in captivity as educational ambassadors. Learn more about Hootie, and the personal and natural histories of these special animals. Armadillos & Raccoons: A Timeline From Injury To Release on Tuesday, January 3 Learn the step-by-step process of rescuing, admitting, treating and ultimately releasing two common patients back into the wild. For additional information, call 4723644 or visit www.crowclinic.org. Shell Islands Garden Clubs Annual AuctionCome help celebrate the Shell Islands Garden Clubs 20th anniversary at our annual auction and help support CROW, SCCF, ECHO and Trails In Motion at the same time. The party is going to be held at The Community House, located at 2173 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel, beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, January 9. For a $5 ticket, available at the door or from a club member, you will be entitled to one beverage and a door prize ticket. Appetizers and desserts concocted by club members will be available, too. Shell Islands Garden Club members have been busily creating fun and tasty theme baskets that would please you or your best beau... bring him along, too! Several artists and businesses have donated gift certificates and and items to be auctioned off by Tommy Williams. Among them are one-year Planet Fitness membership, gifts from Floral Artistry, Sanibel Home Furnishing, R.S. Walsh Landscaping, MacIntosh Books and Paper, Chicos, Sanibel Olive Oil Company, Norris Interiors and Bromeliads by Judy Hicks. Forever Green will donate a living wall. For more information about this event, contact Edie Etheridge at 472-1809. Open the hours you want 6am-10pm everyday Open the hours you want 6am-10pm everyday Friendly Faces, Helpful Friendly Faces, Helpful Personalized Service Personalized Service (239)472-9300 (239)472-9300 Located at Periwinkle & Casa Ybel Located at Periwinkle & Casa Ybel 1700 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 1700 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL JerrysFoods.com JerrysFoods.com Stop in at Jerrys to Jerrys to pick up pick up your Party Trays in Trays in the Deli the Deli This Weeks Special
ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 30, 201126 Sanctuary Shows Off Butterfly GardenThe Sanctuary Golf Club Wildlife Committee hosted its first Kids Camp Nature Experience of the 2011-12 season on Wednesday, November 23. Twelve enthusiastic children, assisted by parents, Sanctuary staff and wildlife committee members Denise Carnell and Marcia Korwin, created a haven for butterflies alongside one of the courses many gopher tortoise habitats. The event began with a short presentation on the lifecycle of the butterfly. In addition, three different species of butterflies were on exhibit as well as several pupae and caterpillars, which were provided by Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife president Charlie Ewell. Following the presentation, everyone went to work planting the several varieties of plants that will either serve as hosts for caterpillars to feed on or as nectar sources for the adult butterflies to visit. Jenny Evans, manager of the SCCF Native Plant Nursery, created the planting pallet which included wild lime, corky-stemmed passionflower, mist flower, bahama cassia, beautyberry, salvia, penta and dune sunflower. A wide variety of plants were utilized to help support generations of commonly seen butterflies on the course, such as gulf fritillary, monarch, barred sulphur and zebra longwing butterflies. The new butterfly garden will grow and flourish and should provide a safe haven for the butterflies, provide continuous educational opportunities, and be a beautiful spot for golfers as they pass by, said Denise Carnell, Sanctuary wildlife committee member. The Sanctuary will be celebrating its ninth year as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary golf course in 2012 and projects such as this continue to promote the outreach and education facet of the program. The wildlife committee will be hosting many more events during the season to encourage children to learn more about nature and the special wildlife opportunities here on Sanibel. Participants during last months Kids Camp Nature Experience The golf course grounds are filled with native plants Come for the beaches.... Come for the beaches.... Discover the Shopping Discover the Shopping Managed by Association Management Commercial Leasing Property Watch239-395-9111 ShopOnSanibel.com ShopOnSanibel.com Adventures In Paradise C. Turtles Cheeburger Cheeburger Dolce Tesoro Needful ings Pandoras Box Pandoras Box Two Royal Shell Real Estate Royal Shell Vacations Sanibel Resort Wear Sanibel Sole Shiny Objects Synergy e Cedar Chest Fine Jewlery e Leather Connection e Sanibel Caf Wilford & Lee Home Dcor Tahitian Gardens 1975-2019 periwinkle waySomething for Everyone TheVillage ShopsV S 2340 periwinkle wayShop & Be Pampered Kym Nader Interiors Home Dcor On e Edge a unique boutique Sanibel Tropical Wines Tribeca Hair & Nail Salon Watson MacRae Gallery Why Knot Why Knot Relax William E. Wilson Fine Jewlery Design 630 Tarpon Bay RoadPets Welcome Amys Something Special Island Paws jb designs Over Easy Caf Sanibel Art & Frame Sanibellas Sanibel Holiday Suncatchers Dream Town CenterC 2496 Palm ridge roadYum to OM Subway Island Pizza Sanibel Yoga
27 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 30, 2011 Find Us on Facebook $7 Value Lunch10 Items to Choose From! Includes Drink!(Must Present This Ad) HERE! Waterhouses Host Christmas Gift ExchangeDick and Gloria Waterhouse hosted the Sanibel-Captiva Sail & Power Squadrons annual Christmas white elephant gift exchange. Pat Knutzen, Judy Niswonger and Marilyn Helfers also attended the luncheon, held at the St Charles Yacht Club. The event featured lots of holiday decor, lots of holiday attire, lots of holiday good cheer and lots of fun Christmas gifts. Among the exchanged gifts was an original watercolor painting by Annemarie Widerstrom of vibrant spring flowers. There were many stuffed animals and popular was a winsome looking moose peering out of a Christmas stocking. The Sanibel-Captiva Sail & Power Squadron wishes a happy, safe and healthy holiday season to all. Pat Knutzen, Judy Niswonger and Marilyn Helfers attend the luncheon held at the St. Charles Yacht Club Dick and Gloria Waterhouse, hosts of the Sanibel-Captiva Sail & Power Squadron annual Christmas white elephant gift exchange Americas Boating CourseOffered by the San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron Cmdr. Mary Smelter, the San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron, a unit of the United States Power Squadrons, will be offering Americas Boating Course on Saturday, January 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.This course is recognized by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators. The State of Florida recently passed legislation requiring anyone born after January 1, 1988 to have passed a safe boating course and obtain a Boating Safety Education ID card, which is valid for life, in order to operate a boat with more than 10 HP. Each student will receive a card/certificate from the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission upon completion of the class. The course consists of two sessions on consecutive Saturdays. The second session will be on Saturday, January 28, also from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Topics covered include hull design, docking, anchoring, handling boating emergencies, reading channel markers and many other topics to make each boating experience safer and more enjoyable. Successful completion of this course entitles the boater to six months free membership in a United States Power Squadron. The cost of the course is $40, with a $20 cost for a second person sharing the instruction materials. The course is being taught at the San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron classroom, located at 16048 San Carlos Blvd., at the corner of Kelly Road (across from ACE Hardware). Students can register online at www.scbps.com or call the office at 466-4040.
29 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 30, 2011 Plant SmartThryallisby Gerri ReavesThryallis (Galphimia gracilis) is a dense evergreen shrub loved for its bright yellow flowers. Another common name, slender goldshower, derives from the term gracilia, which means slender. Although not native to the state, it is deemed Florida-friendly. A member of the Barbados cherry family, thryallis is loved for its bright-yellow star-shaped flowers. They appear in clusters of four to six and are about three-fourths of an inch across. Semi-woody with elliptical leaves, this shrub has compact, twiggy growth. The slender stems are reddish when young. Thryallis prefers full sun but will tolerate some shade. A moderate to fast grower, it usually reaches five to six feet tall. For gardeners who typically flat-top hedges, it is likely not suitable because it grows fairly fast and becomes bare at the base. The shearing will take off all the profusion of flowers that make this a desirable plant in the first place. Plant thryallis where it can assume its natural shape and keep the delicate branches, such as in a mass planting. However, it might require expert pruning to avoid becoming leggy. Adaptable and moderately drought tolerant, thryallis requires welldrained soil, and attracts bees, butterflies, and birds. Propagate with the seeds in the capsule or with softwood cuttings. It can be used as a container plant and blooms almost all year. Sources: Florida, My Eden by Frederic B. Stresau, plantbook.org; floridasnature.com. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. Thryallis thrives best when allowed to assume a natural form photos by Gerri Reaves This Florida-friendly plant is also called slender goldshower because of clusters of star-like yellow flowers E E njoy Beachfront Casual Dining 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 I talian & Mediterranean Cuisine Restaurant, Full Bar and Lounge Celebrate New Years Eve at Traditions! Joe and Marvilla Joe and Barbara New Years Eve Gala Join us for Live Music and Dancing! Call today for our entertainment schedule. Located inside the Historic Island Inn 3111 W. Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Call today to secure your table!
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31 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 30, 2011 Reserve Now For Ospreyfest!In November 2010, Darryl Pottorf gave an original artwork to the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) for the hospitals fundraising efforts. This stunning depiction of a young osprey measures 48.75 inches by 32.5 inches, is valued at $22,000, and is currently on display at Bank of the Islands. Steve Greenstein, executive director of CROW, said, We were overwhelmed by Darryls generosity, and determined to build a unique fundraising event around his contribution. After The Story of Ospreys was presented to overflow audiences four times at CROW, we knew we had the perfect vehicle to showcase Darryls magnificent artwork and turn it into a major donation to CROWs efforts to save wildlife through compassion, care and education. As a result, CROW will celebrate the official beginning of osprey breeding season with Ospreyfest! on Sunday, January 15 at Traditions on the Beach in Sanibels historic Island Inn on West Gulf Drive, starting at 4 p.m. The event features The Story of Ospreys with Bird Westall, founder of The International Osprey Foundation (TIOF), Claudia Burns, longtime CROW/TIOF volunteer, and Dave Horton, creator of the Hortoons seen in many locations on the islands. Ospreyfest! is sponsored by the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, with Baileys General Store as wine sponsor. A silent auction of osprey-related items will take place prior to a three-course dinner, created and served by Andrea Muccigas award-winning staff. During the silent auction, Hortoon will create impromptu drawings of ospreys which will be auctioned off. The highlight of the evening will be a live auction of the original artwork Pottorf created for CROW. Following the auction, Burns will present The Story of Ospreys, punctuated with lifelike osprey calls performed by Westall. All proceeds go toward the care and feeding of patients at CROW. Additional sponsorships are available for $100 (Hatchling), $250 (Nestling), $500 (Fledgling) and $1000 (Fish Hawk). The Fledgling sponsorship includes tickets for two, and the Fish Hawk designation admits four. Admission to Ospreyfest! is $75 per person and is limited to 175. For more information and to reserve your ticket, contact Debbie Friedlund, co-chair of Ospreyfest!, at 472-6667 or email SanibelFL@hotmail.com. San-Cap Audubon Ding Darling Bird WalkThe Sanibel-Captiva Audubon Society will kick off its new bird walk season with an outing on Saturday, December 31 at the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel. Participants will meet in the trolley parking lot at 8 a.m. These bird walks are open to the public and all levels of birding experience. Refuge fees still apply for admission. The Duck Stamp and Federal Senior Pass are accepted. Call Hugh Verry at 395-3798 for additional details. Darryl Pottorfs depiction of a young osprey, valued at $22,000, will be the main auction item at Ospreyfest! and is on display at Bank of the IslandsShare your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email email@example.com
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33 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 30, 2011 Dr. Archibald To Visit San-Cap AudubonSanibel-Captiva Audubon welcomes world renowned ornithologist Dr. George Archibald as the first guest speaker of 2012. Join Dr. Archibald as he provides A Special Dance With Cranes on Thursday, January 5 at 7:30 p.m. at The Community House on Sanibel. The award-winning conservation icon and co-founder of the International Crane Foundation will enlighten the audience on his activities cultivating and revolutionizing the preservation of rare crane species and their wetland habitats. Born in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Archibald received his BS degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS in 1968. He then moved on to graduate work in the U.S., earning his doctorate at Cornell University. In 1973, he co-founded the International Crane Foundation with Ron Sauey a colleague from Cornell in a horse barn owned by Saueys parents. The foundation, now located in Baraboo, Wisconsin, emerged at a perilous time for cranes when many of the remaining 15 species were on the verge of extinction. Today, Archibald is known globally as the worlds leading scientific authority on cranes. In 1987, The United Nations placed him on the Global 500 Roll of Honor for Environmental Achievement. Because only 15 whooping cranes would have represented the flock we have today, Archibald recognized how critical it was to take drastic measures and spent three years with a human imprinted, genetically valuable whooping crane named Tex. He dressed like and acted as would a male crane walking, calling and dancing to shift her into reproductive condition. Utilizing artificial insemination, Tex eventually laid a fertile egg. Her offspring, named Gee Whiz, went on to produce seven offspring of his own. The story of Archibald and Tex brought fame to the foundations captive breeding program. People from all walks of life recognize Archibald as the man who danced with cranes. Today, the International Crane Foundation raises Whooping cranes for reintroduction into the wild using an isolation rearing technique where human handlers wear crane costumes to avoid human imprinting. This technique was pioneered by Archibalds wife, Kyoko. This is the first of eight SanibelCaptiva Audubon Society lectures to be held in 2012 on Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. at The Community House, located at 2173 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. As always, all are welcome to attend. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and parking is available at the Community House as well as across Periwinkle Way in the Herb Strauss Theater parking area. A $5 donation is appreciated, with proceeds being used to promote conservation on Sanibel and in Florida. For additional information, call Elaine Jacobson at 395-1878 or visit the San-Cap Audubon website at www.sancapaudubon.org. Dr. Archibald and friend Dr. George Archibald dances with whooping crane named Gee Whiz Since 1976Lunch 11:30 AM til 3:00 PM Dinner 5:00 PM til 9:30 PM Open 7 Days Open all day for beer & wine 472-3434 www.muckyduck.com Open Daily: Lunch: 11:30am to 3:30pm Dinner: 5:30pm to 9:30pm (239) 472-3337 15183 Captiva Drive Captiva Island, Florida 33924 A Captiva Island Tradition Since 1976 Captivas Finest Waterfront Restaurant Come by Land.... or Come by Sea... Whooping crane BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213
ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 30, 201134 Gator And Crocodile Tales At SCCF The biology of alligators and crocodiles is an ancient tale of survival. On Tuesday, January 3 at 10 a.m., the public is invited to Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation to learn about these living dinosaurs and how 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. The female crocodile released on Sanibel last summer is still here. Did she nest this summer? Like all reptiles eggs, hers can be laid even if they have not been fertilized. Call SCCF at 472-2329 for more information. SCCF is located at 3333 SanibelCaptiva Road. Alligator basking near sign on hole #3 at The Sanctuary IL TESORO RISTORANTE IL TESORO RISTORANTE Fine Italian CuisineFresh ingredients, simplicity, love the recipe for a treasured dining experience Chef/Owner AJ Black Fresh Winter Menu Fresh Winter Menu Announcing: ILT opened in NYC! Announcing: ILT opened in NYC!751 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel Island, FL 33957 t: 239.395.4022 www.iltesoro.net OPEN NEW YEARS EVE OPEN NEW YEARS EVE & NEW YEARS DAY & NEW YEARS DAY REGULAR HOURS REGULAR HOURS DOLCE TESORO DOLCE TESOROBAKERY GELATO ESPRESSO Tahitian Gardens Plaza Tahitian Gardens Plaza 2300 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Island, FL 33957 239.472.4300 Fax 239.472.4333 ORDER YOUR HOLIDAY TRAYS ORDER YOUR HOLIDAY TRAYS AND CHEESECAKES! AND CHEESECAKES! ***** *** on Sanibel on Sanibel 1231 Middle Gulf Drive 1231 Middle Gulf Drive (next door to Holiday Inn) (next door to Holiday Inn) 472-4646 472-4646 HAPPY NEW YEAR! HAPPY NEW YEAR! Join Us New Years Eve Dinner 5-9 pm Open New Years Day Dinner 5-8 pm Make your reservations now!AtBird Patrol At Lakes ParkTake a nature walk with a bird patrol guide on Saturday, January 7 starting at 8:30 a.m. at Lakes Regional Park. This easy walk along clear paths offers an opportunity to see birds in native vegetation with experienced bird patrol guides pointing out the many species in Lakes Park, a Lee County birding hot spot and crucial nesting area for many birds. Please arrive a few minutes after 8 a.m. for a brief introduction and to sign waivers. Tours start promptly at 8:30 a.m. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress to be outside. Bring water, sunscreen and binoculars. Participants will meet at Shelter A7 at Lakes Regional Park, located at 7330 Gladiolus Drive in Fort Myers. Enter Lakes Park gate from Gladiolus and turn right. Drive to the end of the road and continue through the parking lot. Shelter A7 is located near the Train Station. For more information, call 533-7580 or 533-7576 This tour is provided in cooperation with Lee County Parks and Recreation. Admission is free with paid parking. Parking is $1 per hour or $5 for all day. For additional details, visit www.birdpatrol.org. Blue dasher
SCCF Wildlife Tour At The Dunes Take a wildlife tour by golf cart at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club to see alligators and birds. Last season, eagles and a crocodile were also spotted. The golf course lakes surrounded by Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation preserved lands make 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. The next monthly tour is Tuesday, January 3. Future tours will be held on the first Tuesday of every month through April. A mother alligator and her babies Alligators are often found on the grounds of The Dunes ABC-3 Course On Safe Boatingsubmitted by Bob Allen The picture is not attractive! Did the captains not know the navigation rules (rules of the road)? Was alcohol involved? Did a captain or lookout not pay attention? Boating should be safe and fun. Learn how to do it right. Take pride in your boating skills. The best place to start learning is the ABC-3 course on safe boating given by the Sanibel-Captiva Sail & Power Squadron. Subjects include navigation rules, government regulations, weather and adverse conditions, boat handling, emergencies, and marine radio. Completion of the course and passing an optional proctored exam will result in your receiving a card proving course test and completion as required for many Florida boaters and our other states. The eight-hour course is offered on January 14 at the Sanibel library. You can register on line at www.usps.org/cgibin-nat/eddept/cfind.cgi. Advanced registration is strongly suggested. If you have questions call Jack Purse at 471-7758. Lighthouse CafWORLDS BEST BREAKFAST AND LUNCH Call Ahead Seating Carryout Available 362 Periwinkle Way 239-472-0303 (East End of Sanibel) Now Serving Dinner December Thru April Now Serving Dinner December Thru AprilBreakfast & Lunch All Day Dinner 5pm 9pm Eggs, Omelettes & Frittatas Hot Cakes French Toast Eggs Benedict Fresh Squeezed Juices Daily Fresh Fish (when available):Grouper, Ahi Tuna, Salmon, Yellow Tail Snapper and Triple Tail Served Potato-Onion Parm Crusted, Coconut Crusted, Blue Crab Crusted, Sweet Potato Crusted and More! Burgers, Ribs, Chicken, Steak & Pasta Home Made Soups, Beer & Wine List Dont let this happen to you. Sign up for the power squadrons safe boating course.Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email email@example.com 35 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 30, 2011
ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 30, 201136 Symphony On SanibelThe Southwest Florida Symphony brings the music of Beethoven, Wagner and Mozart to Sanibels BIG ARTS on Wednesday, January 11 at 8 p.m. In keeping with the relaxed attitude of the island, this classical chamber orchestra series, conducted by music director Michael Hall, offers superb classical music in a relaxed, intimate atmosphere. Beethovens Overture to the ballet Creatures of Prometheus was composed in 1801 and achieved immediate popular success. The brilliant allegro section is thought to represent Prometheus fleeing from heaven after stealing fire from the gods.Wagner wrote the symphonic poem Siegfried Idyll as a birthday present for his wife after the birth of their son, Siegfried, in 1869. It was first performed on Christmas morning on the stairs of their villa. It is a beautiful, intimate and lovingly crafted work for chamber orchestra.The Piano Concerto No. 17 is one of Mozarts finest. It features powerful modulations and the finale, a set of variations, is particularly noteworthy. Pianist Hyojin Ahn leads a multifaceted musical life that has taken her across Europe, the United States, Haiti and her home country of Korea. She has appeared at the Kennedy Center in a performance aired live on NPR nationwide, and has twice extensively toured the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden. Ms. Ahn was awarded the Presser Music Award with which she studied and toured in France, Italy and Austria. She has won top prizes at several competitions, including the New World Symphony Concerto Competition, the Jacob Flier International Competition, the Samick Piano Competition, the World Newspaper Piano Competition and the Youth Chamber Music Competition. A graduate of Seoul National University and the University of Michigan, she earned her doctorate from Rice University. After graduation, she won the keyboard position in the New World Symphony and spent three years playing under music director Michael Tilson Thomas. Currently, she teaches at Barry University in Miami Shores and holds the position of principal keyboard of the Southwest Florida Symphony. A post-concert discussion will take place after the concert with Michael Hall and musicians. The discussion offers an opportunity for the audience to ask questions and is free to any ticket holder. Tickets are priced at $36 for adults and $5 for students. The Series of Three Symphony on Sanibel concerts (including January 11, February 22 and March 14) is on sale for $90. For more information, call the Symphony Box Office at 4180996 or visit www.swflso.org The Symphony on Sanibel Series is sponsored by Baileys General Store, Friends of the Symphony on SanibelCaptiva, the L.A.T. Foundation and Tween Waters Inn. Navarro Awarded 2011 BIG ARTS Classical Music ScholarshipOn Sunday, December 11, the winner of the 2011 BIG ARTS/Kenneth L. Nees Classical Music Scholarship Award, Priscila Navarro, was announced. A 17-year-old sophomore studying piano performance at the Florida Gulf Coast University Bower School of Music, Navarro is also the winner of the 2011 International Chopin Competition of South America. Navarro received a full scholarship to study at the Tanglewood Festival in Massachusetts in summer 2011, has performed with the National Orchestra of Per, and has also been selected to perform at the 2012 Corsi Internazionali di Musica in Perugia, Italy. She is a top academic scholar and was valedictorian of her high school graduating class in Per. The major goal of the BIG ARTS/ Kenneth L. Nees Classical Music Scholarship is to provide scholarships to highly talented high school and college students who plan to continue their classical music training. Students who study any classical musical instrument, composition, conducting or teaching are eligible. Applications for this classical music scholarship are due in September and more information is available online at www. BIGARTS.org. Ken Nees is a BIG ARTS volunteer who not only works in the office every day, but is also the chair of the Workshop/Classes Committee. He also has served several terms on the Board of Directors. He is a fan of classical music and is devoted to helping talented young musicians continue to develop their musical talents. If you have benefited from arts education, and are inspired to make these opportunities available for others, BIG Arts has several scholarship programs that are supported by generous donors. To learn more about establishing a scholarship fund to support your passion, and make a difference in the lives of others, contact Development Coordinator Kara Minoui at 472-9700. 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37 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 30, 2011 BIG ARTS celebrates the 10th anniversary of its distinguished Forum Lecture Series this spring with eight prominent scholars and experts scheduled to speak on topics such as national security, fiscal issues, next years election cycle and presidential contest, and many others. The seasons line-up includes Deborah A. Gist, Rhode Island commissioner of elementary and secondary education (January 8); Dr. Michael A. Levi, program director for energy security and climate change at the Council on Foreign Relations (January 22); Senator Alan K. Simpson, esteemed politician from Wyoming and co-chair of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (February 8); Stuart Rothenberg, editor and publisher of The Rothenberg Political Report (February 19); Dr. Geoffrey Kemp, director of regional strategic programs at the Center for the National Interest (February 26); Dr. Frederick Kagan, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and coauthor of While America Sleeps: SelfDelusion, Military Weakness, and the Threat to Peace Today (March 4); and Desmond Lachman, resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (March 7). An eighth speaker will be announced later in the season. All lectures begin at 7:30 p.m. in BIG ARTS Schein Hall, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel. Dick Wright, chair of BIG ARTS Forum Lecture Series, developed the program in 2003 to provide island residents with opportunities for continued education and intellectual engagement. Since its inception, the program has welcomed to the island such notable speakers as Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Senators Russ Feingold and Susan Collins, Ted Koppel, Donna Shalala and Porter Goss. In his role as chair, Wright recruits all speakers, coordinates travel logistics and organizes volunteers to help run the program. The Forum is the only lecture series of its caliber in the country run entirely by volunteers. In the 10 years since the series started, no one has been turned away, Wright said of The Forum. Even though many lectures sell out, we have always been able to accommodate people who turn out looking for a seat on the night of a lecture. Wright is pleased to witness the success of the lecture series as it has grown over the course of the last 10 years. Forum has provided a great outlet for people in the area to engage in stimulated discussion about the important issues of our time, Wright said. All speakers we welcome this season are leaders in their respective areas of expertise, and were thrilled to have them bring their ideas, knowledge and passion to Sanibel. As commissioner, Deborah A. Gist is responsible for providing information and resources on educational matters to schools and residents of Rhode Island. She formerly served as the first state superintendent of education in Washington, DC, a role tasked with the implementation of critical accountability systems mandated by the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Honored twice as Teacher of the Year at schools in Fort Worth, Texas and Tampa, Gists esteemed career and experience in education make her an expert on both current policies and future developments in U.S. education. An expert on climate change, energy security and arms control, Dr. Michael A. Levi is the David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for energy and the environment at the Council on Foreign Relations and director of its program on energy security and climate change. He is the author of On Nuclear Terrorism and his monograph, Untapped Potential: U.S. Science and Technology Cooperation with the Islamic World, is the first comprehensive study of science and technology in the Muslim world. Senator Alan K. Simpson is a former U.S. senator from the state of Wyoming and served also in the Wyoming House of Representatives as majority whip, majority floor leader and speaker pro-tem. A native of Cody, Simpson served in the army in its 2nd armored division during the final months of the army occupation in Germanycontinued on page 44 Deborah A. Gist Dr. Geoffrey Kemp Dr. Frederick Kagan Desmond Lachman Stuart Rothenberg Dr. Michael A. Levi Senator Alan K. 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ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 30, 201138 A Festive Opening NightBIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theaters December 16 opening night for Winter Wonderettes was an evening filled with laughter and song. Wonderettes runs through Saturday, December 31. All shows begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $42 for adults, $20 for children 17 and under. For tickets call 472-6862 or buy online at www.BIGARTS.org. For New Years Eve, a special production of Wonderettes with a reception and midnight champagne toast will set the mood for a festive farewell of 2011. Tickets are $75. Winter Wonderettes is supported by Herb Strauss Theater Season Sponsor The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company and Show Sponsor The Royal Shell Companies. BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater is located at 2200 Periwinkle Way. Benno and Carla Benninga Don Rice, Pam and Dan McCarthy, John Kramer, Maddy Hanlon, Linda Kramer, Jim Hanlon, and Lee Ellen Harder From page 1Wonderettes SizzleBIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater, 2200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. For tickets log on to www.BIG ARTS.org or call 472-6862 or 395-0900. Tickets are $42 for adults and $20 for children. If youre wondering what to do New Years Eve, there is a special performance Saturday, December 31, which starts with refreshments on the patio before the show, appetizers during intermission, and a champagne toast and singing of Auld Lang Syne with the cast of the show. Tickets are $75 for this performance and it begins at 9 p.m. Heres a heads up for you. Next at The Strauss is the Tony Award Winning Musical Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, starting January 13, followed by Das Barbecu, a witty Texas fable based on epic Wagnerian Opera, February 17, and the heartwarming comedy Over The Tavern March 23. Mark your calendars now. GROG SHOP THEYour One-Stop for WINE SPIRITS LIQUEURS CIGARS GIFT ITEMS One of the Best Selections of Domestic and Imported Wines on the West CoastBest Liquor Selection on the IslandsSpecial Orders and Case Discounts Walk-in HumidorGreat Selection of Cigars and Accessories No need to leave the island... it's all right here!Bailey's Shopping Center (just right of the hardware store) Corner of Periwinkle and Tarpon Bay 472-1682Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m. 9 p.m. Sun. noon 7 p.m. HOLIDAY HOLIDAY CHAMPAGNE SPECIALS CHAMPAGNE SPECIALS Cavit Lunetta Prosecco Cavit Lunetta Prosecco $11.99 $11.99 Korbel Brut/Extra Dry Korbel Brut/Extra Dry Reg. $15.99 Reg. $15.99 SALE $12.99 SALE $12.99 Chandon Brut/Extra Dry Chandon Brut/Extra Dry $15.99 $15.99 Sterling Napa Sauvignon Sterling Napa Sauvignon Blanc Reg. $15.99 Blanc Reg. $15.99 SALE $10.99 SALE $10.99 Kim Crawford Sauvignon Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc Blanc $15.99 $15.99 Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio $22.99 $22.99 PIRATE CRUISE INTERACTIVE FRIENDLY PIRATE FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! SET SAIL ON A 90-MINUTE SWASHBUCKLING SHOW Reservations are Required Call for Cruise Times 239.765.7272 Also Ask about our Sunset Cruises,Private Parties & Charters. Full Service Barwww.PiecesofEight.com PIRATE CRUISE $5 OFFTHE PURCHASE OF 2 FARES NO OTHER OFFERS APPLY EXP. 01/06/2012 (IS) Janine and Luca Pirrone
39 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 30, 2011Call To Artists For BIG ARTS Multiples ExhibitBIG ARTS invites artists to submit entries for its juried Multiples Exhibit, which will run Thursday, January 19 through Monday, February 27. Entries must be delivered to BIG ARTS on Tuesday, January 17 from 9 a.m. to noon and cannot be accepted prior to this receiving date and time. Juror is Lynn Loscutoff, author, artist and teacher, from Naples and Gloucester, Massachusetts. There will be a Jurors Talk held on Tuesday, January 17 at 2:30 p.m. A reception and awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, January 21 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. All entries must include multiples of objects, subjects or images in one piece or connected pieces not exceeding 50 inches in any direction. An artist may submit up to two entries for consideration, and all work must be original and may not have been previously shown at BIG ARTS. Mechanically produced reproductions do not qualify. Wall art must be ready for hanging. The fee to enter up to two entries is $25 for BIG ARTS members and $35 for non-members. All work must be for sale. BIG ARTS retains 30 percent of proceeds of sale and artists are responsible for all applicable income taxes. No work shall be removed until the close of the show. Multiples Exhibit is supported by Visual Arts Patron Season Sponsors June Rosner and Russ Bilgore. For additional information about this exhibit, BIG ARTS events and membership, or to sign up for workshops, stop by BIG ARTS, located at 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel, call 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org or log on to www. BIGARTS.org. Out Of The Jar VI Starmints, watercolor by Janet Mach Dutton 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 1998Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email firstname.lastname@example.org | | | T New Years Eve at Old Captiva House. Make a resolution to make a reservation. Ring in the New Year. Rock it in, too.
ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 30, 201140 Award-Winning Dramas To Screen For Monday Night Film SeriesBIG ARTS Film Society is screening five exceptional films in January as part of its Monday Night Film Series. All films are $8 and begin at 7 p.m. in Schein Performance Hall. Viewers will enjoy the quality of a new Blu-Ray disc player and new high-definition projection equipment, installed this past summer. Assistive listening devices are available. Following each film, the tradition of refreshments and lively discussion led by a variety of local film aficionados and buffs will continue. Upcoming Monday Night films: January 2 Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010) Thailand; Not Rated January 9 Of Gods And Men (2010) France; Rated R January 16 A Room And A Half (2010) Russia; Not Rated January 23 Queen To Play (2009) France; Not Rated January 30 My Dog Tulip (2009) U.S.; Not Rated The winner of the 2011 Palme dOr, the highest prize awarded each year at the Cannes Film Festival, Uncle Boonmee is a mystical tale about the final days of its title character. Suffering from acute kidney failure, Boonmee is surrounded by his loved ones in the countryside, including the ghost of his deceased wife and his long lost son, who has returned home in non-human form. Contemplating the reasons for his illness, Boonmee treks through the jungle with his family to a mysterious hilltop cave the birthplace of his first life. The winner of the Grand Prix Award at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, Of Gods And Men is based on the real life story of nine Trappist monks living in harmony in a largely Muslim community of Algeria during the Algerian Civil War. Under the threat of fundamentalist terrorists, the monks must decide whether to flee the country or remain with the people of the impoverished community in which they have been stationed. The film explores the decay of the Algerian government and the expansion of terrorism, two events which ultimately led up to monks 1996 kidnapping and assassinations. Described by Stephen Holden of The New York Times as a film that swirls documentary footage, fictional re-enactments and brilliant, witty animated drawings into a phantasmagoric, playful secondhand memoir, A Room And A Half is based on a semi-fictional account of the life of Russian poet Joseph Brodsky, who was forced into American exile in 1972. When asked once in an interview whether he ever intended to return to his Motherland of Russia, Brodsky replied, Such a journey could only take place anonymously The creators of A Room And A Half imagine that the journey in question was undertaken after all, and, in so doing, create quite the poetic fairytale. A sophisticatedm feel-good comedy set in Corsica, Queen To Play centers around a middle-aged chambermaids newfound obsession with the game of chess. When she seeks out the tutelage of a reclusive American expatriate (played by Kevin Kline), both of their ho-hum lives are changed in the process. Stephen Holden of The New York Times calls the film, a lighthearted, grown-up fairytale , and Lou Lumenick of The New York Post says it is, ultimately about peoples capacity for emotional and intellectual growth at any age. In what Rene Rodriguez of The Miami Herald calls, a beautifully illustrated love letter to dogs and the people who own them, English writer J.R. Ackerleys famed memoir, My Dog Tulip, comes to life in this animated film starring Christopher Plummer, Lynn Redgrave and Isabella Rossellini. The distinguished man of letters hardly thought of himself as a dog lover when, well into middle age, he came to adopt Queenie a beautiful, yet intolerable 18-month-old German shepherd. To Ackerleys surprise, Queenie turned out to be the love of his life, the ideal friend for which he had always searched. My Dog Tulip received Honorable Mention for Best Animated Film at the 2009 Ottawa International Animation Festival. BIG ARTS Monday Night Film Series is supported by Series Sponsor Bank Of The Islands and Stan and Visnja Gembicki, Supporters George & Wendys Corner Grill, Jerrys Foods of Sanibel, Sanibel Deli & Coffee Factory and Sanibel Taxi. For the complete listing of films, or to purchase tickets stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road or call 395-0900. Marinated Shrimp with Champagne Buerre Blanc, Oysters Rockefeller, Lobster and Corn Chowder, Butternut Squash Bisque, Traditional Knife & Fork Caesar, House Baby Mixed Green Salad, Herb Crusted Lamb Porter House Chops, Blackened Yellowtail Snapper Filet, 16 oz. Bone in Ribeye Pan Seared Sea Bass, Grilled Filet Mignon & Lobster Tail, Molten Chocolate Lava Cake, Key Lime Cheesecake, Warm Granny Smith Apple Crisp New Years Eve 2011Saturday, December 31st 5:00pm-Midnight Ring in the New Year with famed musician Robert MosciOpen 7 Days a Week for Lunch and Dinner Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email email@example.com
41 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 30, 2011 Oscar Film Series To BeginOn Wednesday, January 4 at 1 p.m, the Island Cinema will show the first of nine Oscar nominated movies The Help in the BIG ARTS Oscar Film Series. After the movie, a discussion will take place at George & Wendys Corner Grill. Tickets are available at the cinema for $7.50. Other movies in the series will be announced prior to the weekly showing. The Help is based on Kathryn Stocketts best-selling novel. At the dawn of the Civil Rights Movement, three Mississippi women are about to take one extraordinary step. Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter (Emma Stone) has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss and her mother wont be happy until she finds a husband. Aibilene (Viola Davis), a wise African-American maid, suffers after the loss of her child. Minny (Jessica Chastain), Aibilenes sassy best friend, struggles to find and hold a job. Seemingly as different from one another as can be, these women will nonetheless come together for a clandestine project that will put them all at risk. Although the Academy Awards nominations have not yet been released, The Help has received four Golden Globe nominations for: Best Picture; Best Actress, Viola Davis; Best Supporting Actress, Jessica Chastain; and Best Original Song. From page 17Rotaryoccupation of Jerusalem and remembering the less fortunate. Latkes and sufganiots are fried in oil, in remembrance of the oil for the temple. Rev. Danner had also brought with him piano accompanist, Marge Nordstrom, and now sang Light One Candle by Peter Yarrow. Christmas The birth of Jesus Christ which is celebrated on December 25, the precise day of Jesus birth maybe! There are many theories around the date, and one theory is that the date was selected to coincide with the date of the Winter Solsticereturn of light. Our Christian Christmas, the birth of Christ, The coming of light into the World. The popular celebratory customs associated in various countries with Christmas have a mix of pre-Christmas, Christian and secular themes and origins. Many of our current Christmas traditions come from 19th century European countries and beyond. Modern customs of the holiday include gift giving, Christmas music and caroling, an exchange of Christmas cards, church celebrations, a special meal and the display of various Christmas decorations, including Christmas trees, Christmas lights, nativity scenes, garlands, wreaths, mistletoe and holly. In addition, several closely related and often interchangeable figures, known as Santa Claus, Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas and Christkind, are associated with bringing gifts to children during the Christmas season and have their own body of traditions and lore. John then sang a not so familiar Christmas song, Bring A Touch. Kwanzaa is a week-long celebration held in the United States honoring universal African-American heritage and culture, observed from December 26 to January 1 each year. It features activities such as lighting the kinara with seven candles and culminates in a feast and gift-giving. It was created by Maulana Karenga and was first celebrated in 1966-1967. The name Kwanzaa derives from Swahili meaning first fruits of the harvest. This family-oriented celebration is mindful of its origins in the ancient African first fruit harvest celebrations and the commitment to seven principles and symbols for celebrating unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith. Kwanzaa symbols include a decorative mat on which symbols are placed, corn and other crops, a candle holder with seven candles called a kinara, a communal cup for pouring libations, gifts, a poster of the seven principles and a black, red and green flag. The symbols were designed to convey the seven principles and with the lighting of their seven candle candelabra. John then sang This Little Light Of Mine. Rev. Danner then summed up the Season of Lights by saying these celebrations cast light into the world. These traditions teach our cultural and religious traditions, they pass the history onto our children. Dont let the lights go out! The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary meets at 7 a.m. every Friday at the Beachview Bistro, located at 100 Par View Drive on Sanibel. Guests are always welcomed. If you would like further information regarding the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club or Rotary International, call 337-1099. ZAGAT ZAGAT.COM R ated by : Follow us on acebook Mahi-Mahi! Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 30, 201142 Costello, Nelson Featured At Next Alliance Exhibition The Alliance for the Arts announces its next gallery exhibition, featuring mixed media artist Kevin Costello and sculptor Jud Nelson, which opens Friday, January 6 with a reception at 5 p.m. Both artists have garnered wide acclaim over many decades for their work and devotion to the arts. Sarasota artist and lecturer Kevin Costello is a graduate of the Chelsea School of Art and Goldsmiths College, University of London. He emigrated to the United States in 1973 and taught visual arts and art history at the San Francisco Academy of Art and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. After moving to Florida in 1981, Costello was the Florida State School Arts Program Manager, administered by the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota. He is currently an instructor in landscape painting, figure and conceptual drawing at the Ringling College of Art and Design Continuing Studies & Special Programs Department and lecturer in contemporary art history in the Elderhostel Program at Stetson University. He also spent six years as art correspondent for the Sarasota Herald Tribune and is an active member of the City of Sarasota Public Art Committee. Nelson was the juror for the 2011 All Florida Juried Exhibition, held at the Alliance over the summer and he will teach a drawing class there in November 2012. Fort Myers sculptor Jud Nelson has been creating impeccably crafted pieces since the early 1970s. His work is often described as dazzling in its technical accomplishment and precision. His exactingly carved sculptures are actual-sized recreations of everyday objects, like rolls of toilet paper, bars of soap, aspirin tablets, sunglasses and even light bulbs. Nelsons carved objects reach across time through his use of traditional artistic methods. He received a BA from Bethel College in 1966 and an MFA from the University of Minnesota in 1968. His work is held in numerous public collections including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and the Gerald R. Ford Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan and the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. Nelson and Costellos opening reception is Friday, January 6 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Their joint exhibit will remain on display in the Alliance Main Gallery through January 28. Costello will lead a gallery Walk & Talk on Saturday, January 7 from 10 to 11 a.m. Nelsons Walk & Talk is Thursday, January 12 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. An exhibit called Artistic Collaborations, featuring the work of Alliance instructors and their students, will be on display in the Member Gallery. Fort Myers painter Pat Levine will be featured in the Theater Gallery. For more information on upcoming exhibitions during the 2012 season, visit www.artinlee.org or call 239-939-2787. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. 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 HAPPY NEW YEAR!Book Signing with Carol Zall Lincoln January 14, 11 a.m. 1 p.m.The Strange Tale of the Determined Crocodile Illustrated by Randon T. Eddy Ring In The New Year Under The Fireworks Aboard A Pirate ShipCruise into 2012 on an exclusive New Years Eve Fireworks Cruise aboard the Pieces of Eight Pirate Ship. The ship will depart at 11 p.m. from Salty Sams Marina, travel through Matanzas Pass and around Bowditch Point to the fishing pier and as the clock strikes midnight, the Pirate Ship will be in position to watch the fireworks erupt over Fort Myers Beach. Toast the new year on the Gulf with friends and loved ones and then enjoy a leisurely cruise back to Salty Sams Marina under the stars of the nighttime sky. The New Years Eve cruise is always a lot of fun. Talk about the best of both worlds! Enjoying a fireworks show from the water is a wonderful way to combine two favorite activities, said Phil Doller, captain of the Pirate Cruise. Theres just something about seeing the bright reflections off the water that makes you feel like youre getting double the entertainment. The Pirate Cruise departs from Salty Sams Marina, home of Parrot Key Caribbean Grill and Big Game Waterfront Grill. Plan to double your fun by dining before the cruise at Parrot Key or the Big Game. Tickets for the New Years Eve Fireworks Cruise are only $20 and there is a full bar on the ship. Parking is free. Reservations are required for this special Pirate Cruise and coupons will not be available for this cruise. The cruise will begin boarding at 10:30 p.m. and leave promptly at 11 p.m. Call 765-7272 for reservations and more information. Pirate ship at night Jud Nelsons Mousetrap Kevin Costellos When Feeling Low, Drive to Tennessee and Park Your Car Jud Nelson Lightbulb Kevin Costellos Rain on the Lake, acrylic on canvas, 2008
43 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 30, 2011 The Golden Dragon Acrobats take the stage on Sanibel at BIG ARTS on Saturday, January 7 for an evening of family entertainment and impressive acrobatic performance. General admission is $42, loge seats are $47 and children are $15. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. in BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall, located at 900 Dunlop Road. Hailed as an international marvel by The Gettysburg Times the Golden Dragons have visited more than 65 countries to perform sold-out shows and remain the only Chinese acrobatic company to tour the United States yearround, having done so continuously for the past 30 years. Members of the current touring company hail from Hebei, China and are solidly rooted in a commitment to the highest level of production value and attention to artistic detail. World-renowned impresario Danny Chang and choreographer Angela Chang combine award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music, and theatrical technique to present a show of breath-taking skill and spellbinding beauty. In 2005, the Golden Dragons made their Broadway debut to a sold-out audience at the New Victory Theater and their shows six-week run garnered adoration from audiences of all ages and universal critical acclaim from New York City press. The New York Times said, A visit from The Golden Dragon Acrobats is something special. The runs success culminated in nominations for two New York Drama Desk Awards, one for Unique Theatrical Experience for Danny Chang, and a second for Best Choreography for Angela Chang. If youre looking for an evening of fun for the whole family, then turn yourself over to the excitement and wonder of this special performance by The Golden Dragon Acrobats. Patron Sponsor is Congress Jewelers and Sponsor is Periwinkle Place. Visit www.BIGARTS.org for more event information, links to artists websites and to purchase tickets. Tickets may also be purchased at BIG ARTS or by calling the Marks Box Office at 3950900. Golden Dragon Acrobats Coming To BIG ARTS Stage Golden Dragon Acrobats Tower of Chairs Golden Dragon Acrobats Loli Kantor photography Golden Dragon Acrobats plates sticks
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45 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 30, 2011 Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center Begins Musical Instrument DriveThe Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center (SBDAC) announced the Fort Myers Music Exchange, a new ongoing musical instrument donation drive in partnership with the Quality Life Center, at SBDAC on Tuesday, December 20 with the presentation of a clarinet to Cierra White. Music is a passion for White, 16, who does not go a day without playing an instrument or singing. Since the sixth grade, Cierra has been playing the clarinet. But her musical talent can also be seen when her fingers meet the likes of the bass clarinet, the tenor and alto saxophones, the piano, the guitar and the snare drum. I want to be a well-rounded musician, Cierra says. One day I am going to be able to write and sing my own music. Id like to play my own instruments on my own tracks. Im just waiting for my big break! You can catch Cierra performing at different local events throughout the area. Cierra would like to thank her family, Quality Life Center, the Sidney and Berne Davis Music Center and Cadence Music for her new clarinet. Marty Pulner, of Fort Myers, started this donation drive with the gift of a clarinet to be placed with a child in need. Pulner is a member of the SBDAC Board of Directors. Cadence Music of Fort Myers restored the clarinet. Pulner and his family, Tom Kracmer of Cadence Music, Fort Myers City Councilman Forrest Banks, AbdulHaq Muhammed, executive director of the Quality Life Center, Cierras aunt, and members of the SBDAC Board of Directors looked on as Cierra played the first few notes on her new clarinet. Quality Life Center has been providing educational tutoring and mentoring services to children since 1992. Through a holistic approach they strive to help the children and the family to manage their day-to-day challenges and to help those in need to gain a better quality life. If you would like to donate to the Fort Myers Music Exchange, you can bring your gently used musical instruments to the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, 2301 First Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901. Monetary donations are also appreciated to support the refurbishment of donated instruments. Volunteers are needed for the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center to assist in the office and with regularly scheduled seasonal events. Contact Sally Joslyn at 333-1933 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Marty Pulner, Cierra White, Jim Griffith and Tom Kracmer Jim Griffith and Marty Pulner AbdulHaq Muhammed, Marty Pulner, Cierra White, Jim Griffith, Tom Kracmer and Forrest Banks Marty Pulner Cierra White Cierra tries out her new clarinet Under New Ownership S erving l unc h starting at $ 5 99 F ull d inner men u $ $ $ $ I T S BA C K!! A ND SEAFOOD BUFFET EVERY WED. NIGHT @ 4 P M G R A A DULT S $ 1 7. 99 KIDS 1/2 PRICE ( 10 & under ) r r
FREETake Me Home NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands BUSINESS REAL ESTATE CLASSIFIEDS VOL. 19, NO. 27 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA DECEMBER 30, 2011 B BSECTIONHuman-Size Cancer Killing Machine Readyby Jim GeorgeIts been a long time coming, seven years to be exact, but a device large enough to accommodate a human patient has been the latest in a series of new developments in the John Kanzius Cancer Research project. Kanzius radio frequency device works by emitting radio waves that heat and kill cancer cells targeted with nanoparticles, microscopic pieces of gold and other metals that are injected into the bloodstream. The device has proven to kill pancreatic cancer cells in live mice without harming healthy tissue but a larger device was needed before Kanzius invention could be tested on humans. The earlier devices can only accommodate petri dishes and small animals like mice and rabbits. The announcement of the larger device was made in Erie, Pennsylvania last week by Marianne Kanzius, widow of islander John Kanzius who died two years ago of a rare form of leukemia. Marianne Kanzius is managing partner of Thermed LLC, the company formed by John Kanzius to develop the technology. The new machine is a fifth generation model. Development of the larger machine is necessary before the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) can approve human trials for the device. It can support up to 800 pounds, said Charlie Rutkowski, plant manager at Industrial Sales & Manufacturing, the Millcreek, Pennsylvania company that manufactures the Kanzius devices. continued on page 8B Mike Nelson, co-chief executive of Red Wind Innovations; Marianne Kanzius, managing partner, Thermed, LLC; Charles Rutkowski, president, Industrial Sales and Manufacturing with new RF devicephoto courtesy of Erie Times 2011 Year In Reviewby Anne MitchellJanuaryJust when it appeared that the Sanibel City Council would drop a plan to build a bike path on Dunlop Road for lack of consensus on which option to choose, Sanibel Bicycle Club member Patti Sousa pleaded for at least part of the project to go ahead. In a unanimous vote, council decided to proceed with the eastern segment of the path along Periwinkle Way from St. Michaels Church to the Sanibel Library. Staff will develop conceptual plans to present February 1. The issue is the area around BIG ARTS, whose board had asked last month for time to come up with a configuration that would not block the cultural organization from expansion. A new permanent exhibit titled World Record-Size Shells was installed in the Great Hall of Shells at The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum. The striking exhibit displays large showy shells against mirrors mounted on a continuously rotating carousal, affording 360-degree views. Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club funded the design and fabrication. The Sanibel Trails and Tales Coalition announced a new visitor experience produced by a unique partnership based on a shared vision to protect and preserve Sanibel and Captiva through education. Partners include CROW, JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, SCCF, the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village, and The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum. Three sitting planning commission members were re-appointed by the Sanibel City Council. They are Chuck Ketteman, Tom Krekel and Paul Reynolds. A slash pine was planted at The Sanibel School on Arbor Day, January 28, in memory of Sam Bailey, Sanibel pioneer, who died in September. Luc Century says it was his daily walks along the beach on Sanibel that gave him inspiration for the 30x10 etched mural that now graces the entryway to the new Bower School of Music and Recital Hall at Florida Gulf Coast University. The mural is made from 75 separate two-foot-square porcelain tiles and titled Water Symphony. It is a majestic work, stunningly beautiful, said Judie Cassidy, senior director of enhancement at FGCU. What we like best about it is transforms the facility into a cultural center of significance. Doug Congress and incumbent Jim Jennings were the only two candidates who qualified for the city council election so they were elected unopposed. Congress will fill the vacancy left by Peter Pappas, who did not seek re-election. Verizon Wireless has agreed to make changes to the cell tower it plans to construct on Donax Street, in line with requests made by Sanibel City Council members and nearby residents. Modifications include using two stealth design antenna support structures versus the proposed monopole, one of the structures being a pine tree and the other a flag pole (either with or without a flag).FebruaryHodges University honored Sanibel natives Francis Bailey and the late Sam Bailey as the 2011 Luminary Award recipients at a luncheon on February 3 at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort and Spa at Punta Rassa. The award recognizes local citizens who personify societys most valued human characteristics and thus have moved society in a positive way, serving as distinguished examples of the virtues of perseverance, honesty, moral character and charity. Mother Nature has once again slapped down efforts by the City of Sanibel, Lee County and the Captiva Erosion Protection District (CEPD) to keep Blind Pass open. After more than $3 million was spent in early 2009 to dredge the pass and remove 129,000 cubic yards of sand, a 20-footwide sandbar is once again reaching across the opening and will soon close the pass to navigation.continued on page 11B Alex Werner, Kathleen Hoover, Kristie Anders, Toni Westland, Rebecca Wolff, and Steve Greenstein of the Trails and Tales Coalition Fabricators put finishing touches on the new record size shell exhibit Luc Century during installation of his mural More than 25 kayakers gathered in Hurricane Hole to applaud the cutting of a ribbon to reopen the Buck Key paddling trail
ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 30, 20112B Hortoons American Legion Post 123 EventsHappy New Year to all from everybody at American Legion Post 123! On Sunday, January 1, Post 123 will host a fish fry with cole slaw, baked beans and hush puppies from 1 to 8 p.m. Every Monday night features 8-Ball Pool League action starting at 6 p.m. Stop by for some great shootin. Texas Holdem is played every Thursday night beginning at 7 p.m. and Saturdays beginning at 4:30 p.m. New players are always welcome. Every Friday, the Legion serves a sixounce ribeye steak sandwich all day. Stop in and try one of the half-pound burgers. Check out the daily specials and the entire menu. Food is served all day, every day. The public is welcome. The American Legion is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m., located at Mile Marker 3 on Sanibel-Captiva Road. For information, call 472-9979. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
CAPTIVA SANIBEL SANIBEL CAPTIVA SANIBEL SANIBEL SANIBEL SANIBEL CAPTIVA SANIBEL SANIBEL CAPTIVA SANIBEL Follow us on Furnished 1 Bedroom, 2 Baths Income Producing Complimentary Resort Membership Located in South Seas Island Resort $345,000 MLS 2110720 John and Denice Beggs, 239.357.5500FANTASTIC MARINA VIEWS 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms Gorgeously Remodeled and Decorated Beach Views From Living Room & Porch Virtual Tour: www.compasspointcondo.info $599,000 MLS 2111084 Bob & Viv Radigan 239.691.6240GREAT ISLAND BEACH CONDO! 4 Bedrooms, 3-baths Gulf Access With Dock & Lift 2,784 S.F. of Living Space Beautifully Remodeled $995,000 MLS 2100812 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984SHELL HARBOR Direct Bayfront w/Gulf Access Dockage Mini Estate/Family Compound 4 Bedrooms, 5 Baths and 1 Half Bath Captiva Village Location $3,950,000 MLS 2110756 John and Denice Beggs 239.357.5500CAPTIVA ISLAND LURE 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths Beautifully Updated Private Estate Unparalleled Gulf Views Wraparound Lanais & Gorgeous Pool $3,900,000 MLS 2110707 Jane Reader Weaver 239.472.1302SANIBELS FINEST SUBDIVISION Overlooking 3 Intersecting Canals Gorgeous Island Kitchen Boat Dock and Lift Only Minutes to the Open Water $1,095,000 MLS 2100239 Jane Reader Weaver 239.472.1302KEY WEST STYLE HIDEAWAY 4 Bedrooms, 3-Baths Over 180 of Bay & Canal Frontage Large Pool and Spa Private Boat Dock and Lift $2,195,000 MLS 2110074 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984BAYFRONT PENINSULA Best 1BD Floorplan in Sundial Spectacular Gulf Views Light & Bright & Fully Furnished Excellent Investment Opportunity $279,900 MLS 2110845 McMurray & Nette, 239.292.7533RECENTLY UPDATED A1 CLUB SUITE Direct Beach Front Perfect Island Getaway Good Rental Income Spacious 1 Bedroom, 1-bath $429,000 MLS 2701218 Jim Branyon 239.565.3233GULF BEACH VILLA 2 Bedrooms, 2-Baths Stunning Gulf Views Great Amenities Fully Furnished $644,500 MLS 2100534 Sally Davies 239.691.3319LAKE FRONT CHARMER Stunning Views of River Furnished 2BD/2BA Steps to Deeded Beach Access All-Season Lanai $340,000 MLS 2101019 Sarah Ashton 239.691.4915SPANISH CAY DELIGHT 4 Bedrooms, 4.5-Baths Private In-Law Suite State of the Art Kitchen Secluded Pool and Spa $2,345,000 MLS 2110207 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984PRIVATE COURTYARD ESTATE Beach House Design Just Steps from Beach 4 Bedrooms with Pool Private and Tropical Settings Great for Personal Use or Rental $649,000 MLS 2110600 McMurray & Nette, 239.281.4435SANIBEL BEACH HOUSE REDUCED SANIBEL Gorgeous 3BD/3.5BA with Of ce Located in Private/Gated Kinzie Island Raised Pool and Spa Area Boat Dock & 10,000 lb Lift $1,595,000 MLS 2111306 McMurray & Nette, 239.281.4435SPECIAL HOME SPECIAL LOCATION 3BD/2BA Roosevelt Channel Home 1,800 S.F. Captiva Cottage w/Dock Pool/Tennis Ct/Deeded Beach Access \ Rental Income Opportunity $1,389,000 MLS 2111211 Cathy Rosario, 239.464.2249CHARMING CAPTIVA DRIVE HOME CAPTIVA CAPTIVA Top Floor/3BD w/Loft & Sunset Views Direct Beach, Pool, Tennis & More Completely Renovated Convenient to Everything $799,000 MLS 2900521 Fred Newman and Vicki Panico 239.980.0088FANTASTIC TOP FLOOR VIEWS Real EstateWe make it easy. You make it home.RoyalShellRealEstate.com (800) 805.0168 NEW LISTINGFORT MYERS 1870 Clayton Court Ft. Myers, FL 33907 239.689.7653 BONITA SPRINGS26811 S. Tamiami Trail Bonita Springs, FL 34134239.992.9100 SANIBEL ISLAND 959 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 239.472.0078 CAPTIVA ISLAND 15050 Captiva Drive Captiva, FL 33924 239.472.0078 NAPLES 601 Fifth Ave S Naples, FL 34102 239.213.9100 NAPLES 3000 Tamiami Trail N Naples, FL 34103 239.213.9100 SANIBEL ISLAND 1997 Perwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 239.472.0078 CAPTIVA ISLAND11499 Andy Rosse Lane Captiva, FL 33924 239.472.0078 NAPLES 589 Fifth Ave S Naples, FL 34103 239.261.9101 REDUCED REDUCED SHORT SALE REDUCED REDUCED NEW LISTING REDUCEDISLAND SUN DECEMBER 30, 20113B
ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 30, 20114B 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 9:30am1520 Angel Drive 10:15am to 10:30am4996 Joewood Drive 11:15am to 11:30am 1817 Buckthorn Lane 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, January 3rd 2012If you have any questions or would like your home to be on the tour, call Karen today. SHORT SALE Around The Islands With AnneBeach House Chic At Sanibel Home Furnishingsby Anne MitchellSanibel Home Furnishings slogan, Island life the way you imagine it to be is an apt summation of this colorful store that combines beach house chic with classic elegance. If youre planning some redecorating for the new year, do check out this store that epitomizes island style. The furniture groupings are often surprising in terms of color combinations and mixtures of casual and formal, but they work because many who land on these islands bring furniture from elsewhere creating an eclectic mix. Also, the store offers many upholstered pieces in Sunbrella, a hard wearing fabric that can be wiped clean. And were not talking deck chair stripes. You can get sea life and coral prints, even birds and flowers. Relatively new additions are the river-washed wood pieces which have a beachy look. However, the twist is that some pieces are almost formal in style. Sanibel Home Furnishings carries many, many framed pictures, including originals, prints and giclees and some, like a pair of red parrots, are quite stunning and would quickly become conversation pieces in your home. Lamps, too, are plentiful and come in many forms, including sculptural driftwood and some that light from inside to show glowing pebbles. For its island clientele, the store has all those visiting friends and relatives in mind, with plenty of sleeper sofas, extra seating and coffee tables with seats that slide neatly under when not in use. Blue and white grouping with gray painted table The river-washed look in a refectory table and console A cigar-smoking alligator for a butler at Sanibel Home Furnishings Braided sea grass and washed wood headboard with island-style bedding
ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 30, 20115B Happy New Year!!! Happy New Year!!! Wishing you a Safe and Happy Holiday Wishing you a Safe and Happy Holiday 2400 Palm Ridge Rd. Sanibel, FL (239) 472-2311A er Hours (239) 209-6500 Chuck BergstromISLAND RESIDENT, REALTORWWW.CHUCKBERGSTROM.COM RE/MAX AWARD RE/MAX AWARD WINNING REALTOR! WINNING REALTOR! 2 BR/2 BA Gulf front corner unit. 2 BR/2 BA Gulf front corner unit. Beautifully furnished w/lots of tile. Beautifully furnished w/lots of tile. Light & bright w/amazing water views. Light & bright w/amazing water views. Screened lanai. Great weekly rentals! Screened lanai. Great weekly rentals! Under building parking and storage. Under building parking and storage. $799,900 $799,900 Pine Cove 1A Pine Cove 1A 3BR/2BA Old Floridastyle in Las Tiendas. 3BR/2BA Old Floridastyle in Las Tiendas. Remodeled kitchen w/stainless appliances. Remodeled kitchen w/stainless appliances. Bright, open w/vaulted ceilings throughout. Bright, open w/vaulted ceilings throughout. Wood ooring. Enclosed lanai/heated pool. Wood ooring. Enclosed lanai/heated pool. Near beach, bay, shopping, restaurants... Near beach, bay, shopping, restaurants... $629,000 $629,000 476 Las Tiendas 476 Las Tiendas Gorgeous topoor 2 BR/2 BA condo with Gulf view. Completely remodeled and beautifully furnished. Completely remodeled and beautifully furnished. Updated kitchen w/breakfast bar, desk, new appliances. Updated kitchen w/breakfast bar, desk, new appliances. New tile in kitchen, bath(s) and lanai. WEEKLY rentals. New tile in kitchen, bath(s) and lanai. WEEKLY rentals. Wonderful beachfront complex with lots of amenities. Wonderful beachfront complex with lots of amenities. $625,000 $625,000 Loggerhead Cay 434 Loggerhead Cay 434 2 BR/1 BA clean & fully equipped unit. 2 BR/1 BA clean & fully equipped unit. Overlooks direct access salt water canal. Overlooks direct access salt water canal. Beautifully landscaped. Weekly rentals. Beautifully landscaped. Weekly rentals. Only minutes to the Gulf by bike or boat. Only minutes to the Gulf by bike or boat. Boat dockage available to owners. Boat dockage available to owners. $255,000 $255,000 Tennis Place C-35 Tennis Place C-35 Gorgeous 3 BR/2 BA lake front home. Gorgeous 3 BR/2 BA lake front home. Enjoy beautiful water views and sunsets. Enjoy beautiful water views and sunsets. Large great room with vaulted ceilings. Large great room with vaulted ceilings. Nicely furnished. Large enclosed pool. Nicely furnished. Large enclosed pool. Great locationwalk to the beach. Great locationwalk to the beach. $619,000 $619,000 673 East Rocks 673 East Rocks 3 BR/3 BA near beach in West Rocks. 3 BR/3 BA near beach in West Rocks. Beautifully remodeled & nicely furnished. Beautifully remodeled & nicely furnished. Lots of tile. Light, bright and private... Lots of tile. Light, bright and private... Large master suite with replace. Large master suite with replace. Enclosed pool. Short walk to the beach. Enclosed pool. Short walk to the beach. $749,000 $749,000 3861 Coquina Dr. 3861 Coquina Dr. Bright & beautifully updated 2 BR/2 BA. Bright & beautifully updated 2 BR/2 BA. Ground oor corner unit. Gulf/pool view. Ground oor corner unit. Gulf/pool view. New tile, remodeled kitchen/bathrooms. New tile, remodeled kitchen/bathrooms. Weekly rentals with on-site Management. Weekly rentals with on-site Management. Pool, tennis court, grills, shu eboard... Pool, tennis court, grills, shu eboard... $449,900 $449,900 Sandalfoot 3D1 Sandalfoot 3D1 4 BR/3 BA in nice, private community. 4 BR/3 BA in nice, private community. Beautifully furnished two story home. Beautifully furnished two story home. Lg master suite with sitting area/ replace. Lg master suite with sitting area/ replace. Open porches, lanai & covered parking. Open porches, lanai & covered parking. Comm. pool/tennis. Near beach/marina... Comm. pool/tennis. Near beach/marina... $749,000 $749,000 557 N. Yachtsman 557 N. Yachtsman REDUCEDIf youre furnishing a bedroom, check out the marvelous beds and bedding and the huge selection of decorated pillows. Sanibel Home Furnishings recently moved into the large space vacated by Arundels Hallmark Store, which now provides a spacious setting for even more great furniture. The store is at 1618 Periwinkle Way, phone 472-5552. Pattee Cook Frank, owner of the recently opened Tips And Toez full service nail salon said shes been waiting a long time for my little dream of owning her own nail salon. Her grandparents moved to Sanibel when Frank was a child and her parents followed a few years later. She has moved around since then, and used to own Snips And Tips at the Lehigh Resort. She has more than 20 years experience as a professional nail technician and offers the latest shellac polishes, which last up to three weeks, as well as traditional polishes plus acrylics and gels. The Ultimate Island Pedicure consisting of clip, file, callous removal, sugar scrub, polish and lotion is $40. A manipedi is $55. Shellac is $35 and a full set of acrylic or gel nails including tips for $50. Her charming salon at 2418 Palm Ridge Road had room to spare, so Frank has added a boutique in which she sells hand-crafted items such as purses and jewelry alongside bric-a-brac and collectibles of her own and from her friends. Its an interesting collection. Theres a story to almost every item in the boutique. She also sells a line of glitzy icancervive T-shirts, trademarked by her daughters friend. Call 239-217-2345 to make an appointment or for more information.LIVE ON THE ISLANDSGene 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 on 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 on 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 Friday from 7 to 11 p.m. The Corner Grill is at Periwinkle Way and Tarpon Bay Road, phone 3951263. 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 on Captiva, has live music daily with dining inside and out, phone 3951142. Restaurant owners/managers, please e-mail or fax your entertainment schedule to Anne Mitchell at email@example.com or 395-2299. Please visit our Island Sun online advertisers each week at www.islandsunnews.com. You can click through to their Web sites for more information about real estate, shopping, restaurants and services. Just click on the logos surrounding the front page. Pattee Cook Frank in her new salon Tips And Toez
ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 30, 20116B SCCF Board Of Trustees New Members, OfficersThe Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) welcomed four new members to the Board of Trustees at the December 7 annual meeting. SCCF members voted in three new members: Don Rice, Linda Uhler and Dr. Edward C. Wheeler; Donald (Chip) Lesch joined the board mid-term, earlier this year. At the December 14 board meeting, the new board elected as officers: Paul Roth for a second term as president; Patti Sousa as vice president, Linda Uhler as secretary and Don Rice as treasurer. Retiring from the board this year were John La Gorce, Barbara Von Harten and Dr. Greg Tolley; and continuing their terms as trustees are Bill Burch, Claude Crawford, Ph.D., Doris Holzheimer, Janie Howland, Philip Puschel, Robbie Roepstorff, Martha Siders and Carol Zell. Donald (Chip) Lesch, as co-chairman of the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, serves as the companys chairman of the Investment Committee. Prior to joining the Trust Company, he served as chairman of Indiana Federal Bank and vice chairman of Pinnacle Banks of Michigan from 1990 to 1997, serving as a member of the investment committee and chairman of the asset and liability committee. Prior to his banking career, he was founder and managing partner of Gough and Lesch Inc., a leading real estate management, investment, and development company in Indiana. Lesch has served on more than 25 corporate, civic and charitable boards. He is a recipient of the prestigious Sagamore of the Wabash, Indianas highest civic honor. He is on the boards of Lee Memorial Health System Foundation, BIG Arts and the J.N. Ding Darling Wildlife Society and served as Chairman of Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation. Lesch holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University and an MBA degree from the Harvard Business School. Don Rice and his wife, Joyce, have owned property on Sanibel since 2001, and since 2004 have spent the majority of their time on the island. They also own a summer home on Lake George in upstate New York. Don served as a senior vice president of the Ingersoll-Rand Company before his retirement from the firm in 2004. His career included assignments in human resources, leadership of the companys Asia Pacific and Latin America operations, global business services and corporate communication and public affairs. Don began his business career at General Electric following service in the U.S. Army. He is a graduate of the University of Oregon, where he received a BA in Economics and an MS in Industrial and Labor Relations. Rice has served on the finance committee of the foundation since 2009. He is a member of the Captiva Island Yacht Club, where he serves as environmental committee chair. He serves on the human resources committee of BIG Arts. He held leadership positions with the Power Squadron and is a member of Kiwanis. He just completed a five-year term as chair of the FUND for Lake George, an environmental organization dedicated to the preservation of Lake George, and continues as a board member. He chairs the West Brook Conservation Initiative, a $15 million public/private partnership restoring the wetlands in the South Basin of Lake George. He also serves on the advisory board of the Lake George Land Conservancy. Returning for a second term on the SCCF board, Linda Uhler has been a fulltime resident of Sanibel since 1977. She has been an elementary school teacher, managed and owned retail businesses and served as district deputy for Congressman Porter Goss. Her community involvement includes chairing major fundraisers, such as the United Way of Lee County campaign, American Heart Association Heart Ball and BRAVO!Ballet for Gulfshore Ballet. She is currently serving on the Sanibel Public Library Commission and the board of Hope Hospice. She has also been the president of the Junior League of Fort Myers and the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva. In addition, Uhler and her husband, Tom, are permittees for the sea turtle program, life members and members of the Legacy Society. They created and coordinate the popular Wines In The Wild fundraiser. Dr. Wheeler, a native Hoosier, earned his AB and MD degrees from Indiana University and interned at Marion County General Hospital in Indianapolis. He served his residency and fellowship in radiology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Ed returned to Indianapolis to begin an active radiology practice and remained there for the remainder of his 33-year career, except for two years spent at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee, practicing the subspecialty areas of vascular and interventional radiology. Wheeler held leadership roles as a member of several professional organizations, serving on the boards of the Indiana State Medical Association, the Indianapolis Medical Society, the Wellness Community of Indianapolis, the Indiana Roentgen Society, and Northwest Radiology, PC, and Network. He was elected to Indiana Universitys Presidents Circle and the School of Medicine Deans Council Board. He became a Fellow in the American College of Radiology in 1992. Ed received a Distinguished Board Service Award from the Little Red Door (Indianapolis Division of the American Cancer Society) in 2000. He established a mobile mammography programcontinued on page 9B Edward C. Wheeler, MD, FACR Linda Uhler Don Rice Donald (Chip) Lesch Choosing e Right Insurance Agent Makes All e Di erence firstname.lastname@example.org Marge MeekLong-time Island Resident Call me anytime for your business and personal insurance needs. 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Punta Rassa #106Lowest Price in Development! Priced for quick sale This very attractive unit features all the beauty of this paradise surrounded by San Carlos Bay and direct access to Gulf of Mexico. All hurricane windows, easy access to renovated pool and spa area. Complex has been totally resurfaced with new asphalt. Includes social membership to Sanibel Harbour Yacht Club, new gas BBQs, tennis courts, and shuffle board. Excellent Management! Offered for $169,900 Contact Marianne Stewart 239/560-6420 1149 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 239/472-0176 fax 239/472-0350 www.jnaislandrealestate.com If you are interested in listing your island property, contact the islands oldest and most prominent real estate company. We get results! New Listing: East End Island Living at its FINEST!This 3/2 pool home is located on a direct access canal and is truly a must see! This Island home features high ceilings, hardwood floors throughout, over sized kitchen with stainless appliances, upgraded fixtures, granite surfaces, pantry and center island with plenty of cupboard space. Home also has a wood burning fireplace for the cool Island nights, 2 stage A/C systems (5 and 3 ton) for the hot Island days, fire pit aream 10 thousand pound boat lift, sparkling pool, deeded beach access and lush landscaping all situated on a private road. Take a leisurely stroll to the Sanibel marina and enjoy the fresh seafood at Grandma Dots restaurant. Offered for $959,000. Contact Tracy Walters Mr. Listr 239/994-7975 or Connie Walters Ms Listr 239/841-4540. Build your Dream Home in Gulf RidgeBeautifully vegetated lot very close to beach in prestigious Gulf Ridge. Last lot on right before Joewood, with adjacent community pool and tennis. Just steps from deeded beach access. Over one acre of land. Offered for $495,000 Contact Loretta Geiger 239/980-2298. The Perfect Sanibel Getaway at the Perfect PriceQuiet central location, this ground level home has been impeccably maintained. Range, refrigerator, water heater, washer, roof and garbage disposal all new in the last ve years. New AC in 2010, new plumbing in 2004. Mature foliage,well maintained yard with fenced back yard and storage shed. Offered for $329,000. Contact Ken Colter 239/851-1357 or Bob Berning 239/699-9597. Great OpportunityAuthentic Florida Honky Tonk. Live Music Daily. Three parcels and two buildings combined with a thriving restaurant and bar business. The Cracker Box is known for its great live music which reigns six nights a week, fresh seafood and homemade recipes. Take over the lucrative business or put in your own restaurant, bar or retail business. A great opportunity. Adjoining lots included in the sale. Offered for $795,000. Contact the Walters Team: Tracy Mr. Listr 239/994-7975 or Connie Ms Listr 239/841-4540 Wishing you all a Wishing you all a Happy,Healthy and Happy,Healthy and Prosperous 2012 Prosperous 2012Sleek Upscale Gated Community in South Ft. Myers6801 Stony Run has it all and more. Peaceful serene oversize lake front lot with room to stretch out, relax and enjoy Florida at its best. Tennis, boating, shaded family outings and golf all within easy access. Enjoy your private pool/hot tub while you watch eagles fly overhead. This spacious one floor 3 bedroom 3 1/2 bath home is professionally designed to flow from the family room, to the oversize eat in kitchen, formal dining room, office, den, king-size master bedroom and bath all surround by the sheltered screened enclosed pool and entertainment center. All this comfort and privacy, yet minutes from all Ft Myers has to offer. Contact George Kohlbrenner 239/565-8805. 6190 Henderson Rd.With almost 380 feet of unobstructed waterfront this property is as unique as they come. This is a corner property with bayou on the front and canal on the side, new wood seawall and dock and direct boating access..Near the Sanctuary golf course and Captiva. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home has been recently renovated. Wake up every morning with the dolphins, manatee and otters that use Dinkins Bayou as their playground and end every day with unsurpassed sunsets. Offered for $1,399,000 Contact Lorretta Geiger 239/980-2298 Blind Pass CondoThis well established, desirable, well maintained Blind Pass condo is a must see! This unit is steps away from one of the best shelling locations and secluded beaches on the Islands. This unit has great rental income and has remodeled kitchens and bathrooms. Dont miss your opportunity with this one! Offered for $499,000. Contact the Walters Team, Tracy Mr. Listr/ 994-7975 or Connie Ms Listr 239/841-4540. 7B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 30, 2011
ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 30, 20118B Il Cielo Brings International Presence To IslandWorld-class chefs Loretta Paganini and Marco Corricelli cook across the globe and soon for island diners From Tuscany and Milan to London and Paris, the culinary team heading up Sanibels newest dining establishment has traveled and cooked around the world. Meaning The Sky in Italian, Il Cielo is a definitive Italian dining experience that will open to the public for dinner in January. Paganini, host of Simply Gourmet on the Discovery Channel and proprietor of the International Culinary Arts & Sciences Institute, and Corricelli are the gourmet masterminds behind Il Cielos Italian offerings. Born in Bologna, Italy, Paganini is director of ICASI, a state-of-the-art teaching center with five professional kitchens, a library, lecture hall and gardens. She is also founder of the Loretta Paganini School of Cooking in Cleveland and the author of Bologna Mia. Paganini is a frequent guest on Clevelands NBC affiliate WKYCs Good Company, the CBS Early Show and other national programs. In addition to regular visits, she resides on Sanibel for one month per year. I was born in Bologna, which is often called The Kitchen of Italy, and my childhood was spent in the professional kitchen of my mother, whose Pasticceria (pastry shop) was renowned, Paganini said. It was from my grandmother that I learned how to make beautiful meals that bring people together. Paganini trained at Cordon Bleu in Paris, where she became involved in teaching and had the opportunity to assist famous chefs including Jack Pepin, Paul Prudhomme and Martin Yan. She believes in sharing her knowledge and recipes, which led her to establish her cooking school in 1989. She also conducts personal tours of her homeland each year for her students, aspiring chefs and passionate foodies. The Gastronomic Tour of Italy, as she calls it, runs from March to September and includes a week of stunning landscapes, architecture, art and of course food. With the opening of Il Cielo, she plans to share some of her delicious recipes for island diners as well as a series of cooking classes throughout the year. Sanibel and Captiva are such special islands, with residents and visitors from all over the world, they will really enjoy our wonderful, Mediterranean cuisine, Paganini added. Corricelli began his career at the Amerigo Vespucci Institute of Culinary Arts in Milan and made his early reputation in renowned kitchens across Amsterdam, London and Paris. He is fluent in Italian, English and Spanish and has served as chef at Las Dunas Palace in Spain, Lenotre Marbella, a crown jewel in the culinary empire of French legend Gaston Lenotre and La Zagaleta Country Club in Andalucia, Spain. He has also served as a private chef for European government leaders and Hollywoods elite. While living in the U.S. from 1999 to 2004, Corricelli worked as chef for a number of upscale restaurants in the west including Ristorante Allegeria in Malibu and Canaletto Ristorante Veneto at the Venetian Resort Hotel and Casino and Panevio Ristorante in Las Vegas. In 2004, he opened his own restaurant in Las Vegas and served as private chef for Las Vegas VIPs and executives. According to Paganini and Corricelli, Il Cielo will use fresh, local products for uniquely flavorful dishes. Menu selections will range from lighter fare, soups, salads and antipasti to main selections including pasta, seafood, meat and poultry specialties. Bar and dessert menus with a selection of cheeses will also be available. In order to keep the menu as fresh as possible, Paganini and Corricelli plan to change entrees and desserts in accordance with the seasons. The Il Cielo experience will include an extensive wine list of perennial favorites and surprising alternatives personally selected by Master Sommelier Ron Edwards. The proprietors also plan to have live music and a full range of cocktails. The restaurant will be open for dinner seven days a week from 5 to 10 p.m., and happy hour will be served daily from 4 to 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. to closing. Il Cielo is located at 1244 Periwinkle Way. According to general manager Chris Carrasco, staffing for the restaurant is underway. Approximately 25 service professionals including kitchen staff, cooks, wait staff and hostesses will be hired to run Il Cielo. For more information, call 472-5555 or visit www.ilcielosanibel.com. From page 1BKanzius Machine ReadyBesides being large enough to treat large animals and humans, the newest Kanzius device is also easier to operate. Earlier versions must be fine-tuned constantly. The fifth-generation device is more automated. Rutkowski said work is already underway on a sixth generation device. Tests must be performed on larger animals before the FDA approves clinical trials for humans. Thermed has not formally approached the FDA to request clinical trials. Lee Memorial Health System is one of five designated locations for human trials. Stephen Curley of the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston said last week, This (larger machine) will mean we can begin large animal modeling studies that will be necessary to understand the RF (radio frequency) dosing and treatment times in human patients. He could not comment on the time to human clinical trials indicating they are bound by FDA guidelines but human trials are estimated to be at least two to three years away. In an interview last week with the Erie Times, Marianne Kanzius said Thermed has reached a research contract with one major research center and is negotiating with two others. This is the business end of Johns dream, she said. I know John would be pleased with how things are going. Kanzius began working on the technology after he was diagnosed with cancer. His death two years ago threatened to derail the project but the positive results of research have kept it alive and thriving. Calling all shell enthusiasts. As part of Shellabration! 2012, The Community House will be hosting a shell fashion show featuring your shellagant 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, too. The winner will take home a grand prize of $500. The competition is open to organizations, groups of friends, church groups or individuals who want to have fun designing an outfit. Design entries must be received by Sunday, January 15. 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, 2173 Periwinkle Way or call Isabella Rasi, Shell Couture Fashion Show chair, at 246-4716. 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. Additionally, shell-themed works of art are needed for the silent auction. Whether it is a shell handbag, shelladorned shoes, a shell hat, a shell mirror, a shell picture, shell jewelry, these items will be special keepsakes. Shell artists answering this request for auction items will receive multimedia recognition and a free ticket to the Shellabration Fashion Show, and will receive 50 percent of the auction sale price. Submit up to three shell themed works. Proceeds from the Shell Couture Fashion Show benefit the operations of The Community House. For more information, call The Community House at 472-2155. Order your tickets early at $35 per person for a three-course shellicious luncheon and the Shell Couture Fashion Show. This event is sponsored by the Island Sun. If you would also like to become a sponsor, call Marge Meek at 472-2466. Creativity Can Pay Off At The Shellabration Couture Fashion Show Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 30, 20119B Brown Named 2011 Culinarian Of The YearThe Sanctuary Golf Club executive chef Mark Brown has been named by the American Culinary Federation Southwest Florida Association as Culinarian of the Year. The award is presented to the chef who exemplifies the highest standard of professionalism through certification, continuing education and training, culinary competitions and community involvement. It honors culinarians who help elevate the state of chefs and cooks in the United States. I have spent many years asking questions of the chefs I have worked for and now is the time to give back and pass along what I have learned, said Brown, CEC, CCA and ACE. It is an important responsibility of chefs to share years of experience and mastery of cooking with the new crop of culinarians that enter the kitchen each year. Ken Kouril, general manager of The Sanctuary Golf Club, added, Executive chef Mark Brown is incredible leader in his industry. On behalf of the entire staff and membership, we are extremely proud of his awards and accomplishments. The Culinarian of the Year Award is nominated by the American Culinary Federation Southwest Florida chapter president and voted by the members of the chapter. For more information about the American Culinary Federation, visit www.acfchefs.org. From page 6BSCCF Boardthrough St. Vincents Hospital to reach women in underserved areas of the community, served on various committees at Second Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis and was a Deacon and Elder. Ed and his wife, Jane, were active in many non-profit organizations throughout their marriage. In 1978, they purchased a home on Captiva, where they and their two children enjoyed several years of boating, bicycling and shelling before purchasing a home on Sanibel in 1984. After Eds wife, Jane, passed in 1992, he retired from the active practice of medicine in 1997 and became a Florida resident in 2001. He and his partner, Anne Haslem, have been active in environmental causes for several years and are members of the Colorado Land Trust. He enjoys bicycling, gardening and volunteering at BIG Arts and the Sanibel Recreation Center. Culinarian of the Year Mark Brown Thanks From CROW Steve Greenstein, executive director of the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, thanks Daniel Moore Thompson of Suncatchers Dream for insuring the care and feeding of patients at CROW.
ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 30, 201110B Why Should We Help Children Through Ethiopia Hope Village? by Scott MartellOn Tuesday, January 3 beginning at 2 p.m. at the Sanibel Public Library, come hear about Ethiopia, The Land of Contrasts, a fun historical and cultural presentation about a country that is not a simply a clich for war, drought, famine and poverty! This is a country people should know about. For instance, did you know: Ethiopia is the oldest independent country in Africa, and one of the oldest in the world. The oldest remains of a human ancestor, dated as being five million years old, were discovered in the Awash Valley in Ethiopia. The famous Lucy, found in the same area, was 3.2 million years old. The Queen of Sheba is allegedly from Ethiopia (or southern Yemen). Ethiopians believe that the founder of the Ethiopian Empire, King Menelik, was the son of King Solomon of Israel (son of David), and the Queen of Sheba. Ethiopia became a Christian nation in the fourth century. Today, it is on the frontlines of the war against terrorism. It is surrounded by Sudan, Somalia, Eritrea and Kenya. During this presentation, well share a slide show and a few very short (2-3 minute) films, including one of local wildlife. Over the past few weeks, readers have seen that in Butajira, Ethiopia there is a desperate need, as well as an amazing opportunity to significantly help the most needy. But, how is this going to work? There are many other places in need. And will we just be throwing money at a problem instead of really making a difference? These are hugely important and valuable questions. Here are just a few answers about Ethiopia Hope Villages development position: First, this is not traditional majority world project. Were not going in with a lot of money, and all the answers. Instead, the answer to what is needed? came from a direct community assessment the answer was some residential care (orphanage), but only for the most desperate; and a youth center to get kids off the street and into fun, educational, and character-building activities (clinic, library, sports facilities, etc.). Second, the total need for our first phase, which is simply to build a small residence and some self-sustainability projects, is only $60,000. This is about 25 percent of the proposed capital plan, but lets see how the first phase goes before we seek more funds. Lets do it step-by-step and carefully monitor the progress, instead of getting large funds and potentially wasting money. Third, we are small (basically Gigi and I), hence little overhead; but we are hugely accountable. New Mission Systems International is our American agency, which has the highest Charity Navigator rating and is a member of the ECFA. The partner in Ethiopia is a major national church, Emmanuel United. This church will be the owner and responsible for the work and future of this project. Fourth, we have to be empowering, bringing the local people into the project to help in however they can so that this is, from the beginning, their project. The Town is donating the land (20,000 square meters); and we are seeking 10 percent of the cost to be funded by the locals mostly by sweat equity. Fifth, this is not a long-term funding project. Every step of the way, which means at least one project per year, is a sustainability project. The first year, well begin a small movie house, as well as start our vegetable gardens and a small chicken ranch. Each year, those last two will grow so that a surplus can be used to raise funds for caring for the children and for hiring the staff necessary. There are all kinds of other potential projects that will depend on community need and a positive business outlook. Weve said it before and well say it again this is not a long-term welfare project. Far from it! Finally, there is a personal connect. Ive been a Sanibel resident since 1983 and highly active in community activities. Most of the people already helping this project are from Sanibel, Captiva and Fort Myers. We are not based in an ivory tower in New York, Chicago or San Francisco, like many development projects. We are based right here, in this small village. Thats why the sister-city idea is so sensible. Its real. Please help us help these precious children. Donations can be made online at www.nmsi.org to Scott and Gigi Martell at New Missions System International. If you prefer to use a check, please write them to NMSI and mail them to NMSI, 2701 Cleveland Avenue, Suite 200, Fort Myers, FL 33901 and put Ethiopia Hope Village in the memo line. (Scott Martell moved to Sanibel in 1983 to work as a newspaper reporter. Hes been a writer/editor since that time with various organizations, including the island newspapers, the NewsPress and WGCU Public Media. He has served on a variety of local boards, including CROW, The Sanibel School, Sanibel Community Association, Pirate Playhouse and Gulf Coast Symphony. He was called to Ethiopia to work for Project Mercy in 2006, and now is affiliated with New Mission Systems International. Note: NMSI honors preferences of gifts solicited, and in accordance with IRS regulations, retains discretion and control over their use.) Gigi and Scott Martell with some of the kids being helped through Ethiopia Hope Village Malhalet and Abi John, Ai, Hosni and Zuriya Bethlehem
ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 30, 201111B From page 1BYear In ReviewA group of avid kayakers from Captiva, Choppy and Sally Rheinfrank, Chic and Kathleen Bruning,and Dave and Hobby Jeffrey, formed a committee to raise funds for the clearing of the Buck Key trail and established a fund to maintain the trail and keep it open for years to come. Last year, the group presented Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) with funds enough to hire a contractor to clear out the felled trees and make the trail paddle-able once again. Paddlers reported seeing a bobcat, a small alligator, green herons, egrets, ospreys, and a variety of other birds. The old Lindgren Boulevard box culvert, which restricts access for boaters in the canal below, is to be replaced with a wider, deeper one at a cost of $821,305. The culvert was constructed in the early 60s. The 12-foot high and 10-foot wide opening allows excess fresh water from East Gulf Drive and the Beach Road weir to flow to the bay. Its also used for boat access to the bay and gulf. Sanibel student Amanda Podlasek won first place at the Thomas Alva Edison Regional Science Fair for her study involving public knowledge of red tide. Amandas research started as a 7th grader at Sanibel Sea School, working closely with creator and director Dr. Bruce Neill. Even as the crowds are milling around at this years Sanibel Shell Fair, behind the scenes plans are already in high gear for the landmark 75th annual fair in 2012. Shell Show Chair Ann Joffe and Shell Fair Chair Ann Arnoff are planning an island-wide celebration of seashells that will expand the current fair into one befitting its diamond anniversary status. Instead of the traditional three-day event, it will be a week-long celebration running from February 26 to March 12. Permits were pulled to begin construction of 16 new homes on Sanibel in 2010. This represents a five-year peak in new home construction on the island. Building permits for all construction, including remodeling and new homes on Sanibel for calendar year 2010 was recorded at $34.528 million. Upon releasing 2010 statistics this month, Sanibel City Manager Judie Zimomra stated, Our trends support the fact that Sanibel remains a desirable community to reside and invest in, even during these most difficult economic times.MarchThe Sanibel City Council fitted the missing link a portion of bike path near BIG ARTS into the Dunlop Road path project. In January, the council decided to build a partial path, eliminating the section from city hall to Wooster Lane, because members couldnt reach a concensus on which option to choose. However, council was unanimous in backing option #1, a route that was at first passed up for environmental reasons, but resurrected Tuesday by Vice Mayor Mick Denham. It will run along the south side of Dunlop, separated from the road, crossing a wetland area and gopher tortoise habitat, but boardwalks and culverts will lessen the impact. Sanibel Community Church outlined before the planning commission a plan for a new 630-seat sanctuary to replace the 420-seat space currently used. The plan also includes offices, media room, bookstore, cafe, garage and some remodeling of existing structures. The old chapel will remain. The church sits on an 8.1-acre parcel at 1740 Periwinkle Way. Four island women, Grace Whitehead, Mariel Goss, Sherri Vartdal and Starr Thomas, were honored by the Sanibel Bicycle Club for pioneering the islands bike paths. Harlan Wittkopf, renowned for his 35-year passion for collecting alphabet cones and for deciphering their hidden letters and numbers found the mother lode of cone shells by wading out on a super low tide. He found 51 of the shells ( Conus spurious) in four days offshore near Sandalfoot Condominiums, where he has stayed for many years. Theres a newcomer at the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge: a coyote. According to refuge biologist Tara Wertz, coyotes are extremely adaptable and have been expanding their range across North America for the last century. Wertz said the animals are good swimmers and may have swum here. Young coyotes in particular travel long distances to disperse from where they were born. This animal most likely will leave if unable find a mate here. The Sanibel Bicycle Club has been named the state Bicycle Club of the Year and two club members have been named Volunteers of the Year. The Florida Bicycle Association announced its annual award winners for 2011, with three of the 12 awards going to groups and individuals in Lee County.AprilRalph and Jean Woodrings plans to sell their historic bayfront property for inclusion in the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge received the unanimous blessing of the Sanibel City Council. The 6.5-acre tract at Woodring Point, about a third of which is mangrove swamp, contains two homes. One is the early 1900s small cracker house and various other structures that was home to Sam and Esperanza Woodring. Ralph Woodring wants to memorialize Sanibels pioneer fisherfolk through preservation of the old homestead and establishment of the southernmost portion of the property as an historic site. Avid sheller Pam Rambo of Sanibel recently had what she calls an unforgettable brush with nature. She was on the beach when she met young Lauren Russell, from Waukegan, Illinois. Lauren had just picked up a pen shell that had washed in but it was no ordinary pen shell. Inside was a pygmy octopus in the process hatching hundreds of little octopuses. The board of Community Housing & Resources, Inc. welcomed its new executive director, Nancy Fash-McHenry, at the annual meeting on April 9. A Kemps Ridley sea turtle, a species rarely found on Floridas beaches, nested on Sanibel on Friday, April 22. The turtle laid its eggs a full eight days before the official start of sea turtle nesting season, which is May 1, and she did it during the day. Sea turtles usually nest at night. This species had not nested on Sanibel since 1996.MayOn May 7. Santiva, a horse owned by the Tom Walters family of Sanibel, enters the starting gate for the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby. The horse was not among the winners. After 30 years service without ever missing a day or being late for duty, Officer John Slater retired from the Sanibel Police Department.continued on page 14B Santiva, right, with jockey Shaun Bridgmoman SCCF staff, board members and volunteers announce a successful campaign Harlan Wittkopf with some alphabet cones Sherri Vartdal, Mariel Goss and Starr Thomas, bike path pioneers
ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 30, 201112B Journey To India Part IVby Patty MolnarWere down south now in Kochi (formerly Cochin) in the state of Kerala, called Gods own country in India, and it feels like a whole different country. Stepping off the plane to temperatures of 85 degrees and high humidity felt like Florida in early summer. We have left behind the arid and semi-arid landscape up north and are now surrounded by verdant fields, groves of coconut trees, great expanses of rice paddies and wide waterways. I havent been to Southeast Asia, but I can imagine that it the landscape is similar. Kerala, formerly known as Malabar (this rang a bell with me, I think, from geography class), is one of Indias most prosperous states, with a literacy rate of 95 percent. The high literacy figure and the wealth of the area can be attributed to several factors, we were told. Number one, the first missionaries led by the apostle St. Thomas arrived in the first century, bringing Christianity and the establishment of the first schools. Secondly, early on the region had a lucrative spice trade with the Romans and later the Arabs. At that time, there were 100 ships visiting Malabar every year. The third reason was a second wave of Christian missionaries from Portugal, Holland and England in the 1600s who further strengthened the educational system. (Up to 30 percent of the state is Christian.) The final factor, everyone said, is the land reform law enacted by the Communist Party in the late 1950s, which took small plots of land from the wealthy and gave them to landless tenants. As a result, 98 percent of Keralas population owns land. Another interesting fact regarding Kerala is that women enjoy more status than in other parts of India. Also, population control in the state functions well. And for the spa-goers among us, the Kerala method of Ayurvedic medicine is famous for its use of medicated oils, herbs, milk, massage and diet to treat all manner of ailments. And we learned that Sanibel is not alone in having had a non-native invasive species of flora introduced into it. During the time of the Raj (British rule), an Englishwoman so missed the water hyacinth that adorned her pond back home that she had the plant imported to Kerala. The local authorities are trying to figure out a way to get rid of a menace that chokes local waterways... and doubles in size weekly. Another tidbit of information about Kerala is that the men wear a sarong-like garment called a dhoti instead of trousers. This is a practical choice for the intense heat of the region. During our time in Kochi, we attended a history lecture by a university professor and briefly visited sites in the town that reflected the citys colonial past St. Francis Church, the Dutch Palace and Jew Town (that is its name), a stretch of nice textile, antique and jewelry stores. That evening we had a special treat a visit to the home of Keralas Julia Child, Nimmy Paul, who gave us a cooking demonstration of the regions cuisine, followed by a light dinner. On the way out of her home, we noticed on the living room wall a framed article from The New York Times, which had done an extensive article on her and the food of Kerala. Most of the lodging on this tour was of superior quality, but our next stay, a bit south of Kochi, was unique. It was at the charming Kumarakom Lake Resort and featured rustic yet lovely rooms with enclosed outdoor bathrooms with showers. When you stepped outside your room, you could swim in a lagoon-like pool that meandered through the property. The resort also had an Ayurvedic spa which got a lot of use by the tour members. Since we stayed at the resort for two evenings and had a relatively low-key program while there, we figured the tour operator had the (right) idea that we might need some R&R towards the end of our travels. Most everyone in our group enjoyed this stay immensely except for two women from the east coast of Florida, who complained that it was too hot and humid!! Our final stop of Mumbai, Indias financial capital, is coming up. So for the final installment of this series, Ill describe it as well as sum up my impressions of the fascinating country that is India. A performer of Kathakali, a combination of drama, dance and subtle gestures that orginated in Kerala Another Kathakali performer Local fishermen in their sailboats Chinese fishing nets A rice boat docked at our lake resort
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ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 30, 201114B From page 14BYear In ReviewThe city council recognized Slaters exemplary service with a proclamation read by Mayor Kevin Ruane and an engraved vase. It wasnt so much what happened as what didnt happen that helped many island businesses feel more upbeat about the just-ended peak season compared with recent years. There was no algae piling up on the beaches; no talk of oil spills in the gulf; no inclement weather; and no winter wildfires. Also, a late Easter added about a month to the season, stretching it to about 12 weeks instead of eight. And while the northern states shivered under a seemingly endless winter, Southwest Florida had one of its warmest, sunniest winters in recent memory. Friends and former City of Sanibel colleagues joined Michael Moon Murray for a retirement golf tournament on Sunday, May 15 at Beachview Golf Club on Sanibel. Murray retired with the rank of major from Sanibel Police Department. Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation has reached the $5.3 million goal for the acquisition and initial restoration of the historic Bailey homestead. Gift amounts ranged from $5 to $1 million, and it took every single donation to help us reach our goal, said SCCF Executive Director Erick Lindblad. As part of the citys capital improvement projects, the original metal roof at city hall is being replaced. The work is being done by Advanced Roofing of Fort Myers. The contract price is $233,670. Installation began in March and was anticipated to be complete by the end of May. However, due to an owl nesting on city hall grounds, work on the roof of the building and planning deparments wing has been suspended until nesting activity has ended. JuneSanibel City Council members have gone high-tech in a bid to save on thousands of sheets of paper and copying costs each time they meet. Instead of bulging folders, the five members now have sleek and compact iPads so they can scroll through the agenda and ready the many reports that accompany it. Copies of emails and other documents they routinely see are now sent to them electronically.JulyThe Sanibel City Council established a special assessment district to fund future dredging of the entrance to Shell Harbor and Sanibel Estates canal systems. Dredging of the entrance, near Sanibel Marina, has been dredged seven times since 1995. The next project is scheduled for 2013 at an estimated cost of $33,000. Under the special assessment formula, the city pays one third, the marina pays 40 percent and the homeowners pay the remainder. For each homeowner, that will amount to $20 a year, generating $11,600. AugustMariner Pointe Condominiums owners are so attached to their bayside boardwalk, they were prepared to let it and the seawall that supports it to fall into the water in disrepair rather than lose it. The issue was that to rebuild the seawall, contractors would have to remove the five-foot wide boardwalk but the code doesnt allow for a nonconforming structure in the bay beach zone to be replaced or substantially improved. The treasured boardwalk is a relic of Sanibels pre-incorporation days and does not meet current codes. So when seawall repairs became necessary, owners faced the prospect of losing their baywatching, fishing and hanging out place. The sound of European accents has been music to the ears of many island businesses this summer, perhaps signaling a return to better days in this tourismbased economy. For the last three to four years, Europeans have stayed away due to factors such as the economy and unfounded fears of oil-marred beaches. What makes Europeans especially welcome is that being long-haul travelers they tend to stay longer than domestic tourists.SeptemberResidents of Nerita Street may soon be able to get the dusty street paved. The city council agreed to lower the consent rate needed to petition the city to pave the road as a special assessment project. Instead of requiring agreement from 80 percent of the 11 property owners, they will now need just 67 percent, or two-thirds. That ratio will also take effect island-wide for similar projects. To offset a three percent sewer rate increase passed earlier that day, Sanibel City Council cut the millage rate for the 2011-12 budget to save property owners from digging a bit deeper into their pockets. Sanibel City Council is to resurrect the idea of a town center plan that would provide a gathering place for the community. Councilman Marty Harrity told council that he has heard a lot of dialog about a town square, a piazza... and he wants council to discuss the idea to see if it is something we want to resurrect and what direction we think the city should take. After 11 years dedicated to the beautification of Sanibel, the hardworking Sanibel Beautification volunteers are hanging up their orange vests and putting away their gardening tools. We feel that we have accomplished our original goal of improving the appearance of the entrance to the island, and that the work we have done has created a legacy of lasting natural beauty which will only grow and improve in the coming years, said Sanibel Beautification President Ada Shissler.OctoberSanibel property owners who were denied the ability to build bayside docks last year are suing the City of Sanibel for damages. The city council upheld its ban on any new docks on San Carlos Bay, despite pleas from seven property owners that they were being denied their riparian rights. The lawsuit, filed October 14 in the Lee County Circuit Court, seeks damages and compensation and cites the citys approval of its own concrete boat dock for the Sanibel Police Department in the same bay beach zone where the plaintiffs reside and where the city maintains that docks are harmful to seagrasses. Friends, family, and islanders gathered Sunday, October 30 to celebrate the 100th birthday of one of the people responsible for much of what is good about Sanibel, Milena Eskew. She was a strong advocate for incorporation, an energetic volunteer and a respected community leader. A new stretch of bike path along Periwinkle Way from St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Churuch to Dunlop Road, past the library and city hall, was completed.NovemberPamela 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 by amending the land use plan. 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.DecemberThe resignation of three members last month leaves the Community Housing & Resources board six members down, according to Sanibel. City Councilman Doug Congress, the councils liaison to CHR, said, The crux has to do with the executive director (Nancy Fash-McHenry). Some believe she is not doing what she was brought on to do. In a later meeting, the CHR board voted not to renew its agreement with Fash-McHenry. During executive session, the board decided to secure an interim executive director to oversee day-to-day operations pending an immediate search for a new executive director. Sanibel Beautification volunteers, back: Bill McBeath, Lou Scariot and Bill Boswell, treasurer; front, Debbie Staley, Ada Shissler, president, and Diane Stocks The Eskew family, from left: daughter-in-law Pia, son John, Milena, grandchildren Victoria and Roddy. Son Bruce is not pictured.
ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 30, 201115B STEVE FISHER239-472-0949 239-472-2311 800-388-2311 email@example.com/s sher.com*Over 34-year island resident and Realtor *RE/MAX International Hall of Fame *Professional Real Estate Services on Sanibel & Captiva Islands and the Southwest Florida Coast Large duplex 3/2 + 2/2 encompasses courtyard pool. is 5/4 oor plan is perfect for a family and entertaining. Rent one or both sides annually or seasonally. Easy walk to one of Sanibels best beaches. Deeded beach access with parking for all subdivision residents. ITS THE EXPERIENCE! BUY ENTIRE DUPLEX$455,000 Furn/Unfurn PGA TipsPreparing For The First Round Of The Yearby Matt Oakley, PGA Golf ProfessionalMany of our island visitors come from northern climates where they cannot play golf in the winter like the lucky residents of Sanibel. So, when they get down here on vacation they love to get in a round or two. Unfortunately, they havent played golf since last fall and that first round each spring can be a tough one for the body and the ego. Here are a few tips to get you ready to play golf while you are visiting: 1. The Day Before Try to get to the practice tee the day before that first round. Hit about 30 to 50 balls at most just to get the body loosened up and get those golf muscles awake again. Focus mostly on short wedge shots and then a few with the driver. Chip and putt a few before you go. This can be a very brief session. 2. The Day of the First Round Arrive early and stretch. Gently loosen your back, shoulders and legs. Go to the practice tee and hit about 30 balls at most. Use the clubs you hit the most during the round. Chip and putt for the last few minutes before tee time. During the round drink at least one bottle of water per nine holes. It is much warmer and humid in Florida than up north and you will get dehydrated quickly in the heat. Avoid caffeine and alcohol while you play, they will both dehydrate you. Eat a small sandwich and fruit at the turn at most. A heavy meal will sap your strength for the back nine. Lower your score expectations. Enjoy each shot for what it is, do your best and dont get too involved in the score. Its 80 degrees and sunny and you are playing golf. Your buddies back to home wish they were here. 3. The Next Day When you get up you may be sore. Stretch a little to loosen up. A nice walk on the beach would help, too. 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 Dunes Womens Golf ResultsThe Dunes Golf & Tennis Club announces the Dunes Womens Golf Association event results from Friday, December 23. Format: Individual Point Quota. 1st Margaret Dwyer +18 2nd Lee Bogan +12 3rd Karen Hendricks +11 4th Betsy Cox +7 Chip-Ins Karen Hendricks #2 and #9 Anne Kuhnle #4 Margaret Dwyer #11. Nifty Niners ResultsThe Dunes Golf & Tennis Club announced the Nifty Niners event results from Thursday, December 22. format: 3 person scramble string game 1st Valerie Hotchkiss 29.9 Mary Coddens Phyllis Koury 2nd Jodi Cort 31.59 Sue Altum Nancy Hopkins 3rd Roberta Rohl 33.1 Lesley Simmons Sue Tray Congratulations to all the winners. Hole-In-One At The Dunes Golf & Tennis ClubOn Sunday, December 25, Roberta Rohl scored a hole-inone on the 116-yard sixth hole at The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club. Bob Rohl witnessed the hole-in-one as Roberta used her seven iron, and a Neutron ball. This is the first hole-in-one of her career. Congratulations, Roberta. Dunes Mens Golf The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club announced the Mens Golf Association event results from Wednesday, December 22, format: super skins. Skins Pool Flight #1 (HCP Range 5.3 15.1) Noel Davis #3, 8, 12, 14 Terry Finzen #1 Chuck Hogg #9 Flight #2 (HCP Range 19.2 24.6) Jack Roberts #7 Howard Dwyer #1 Don Sikkema #5 Mike Hnatow #3, 17, 18, Robert Orr #4 Flight #3 (HCP Range 25.0 32.5) Herb Hoover # 1, 15 Andy McKelvey #5, 12, 18 Ray Galligan #8 Max Friedersdorf #7, 13, 17 Jim Haggerty #16 Dod Wainwright #3, 10 Congratulations to all the winners. Margaret Dwyer Karen Hendricks Lee Bogan Betsy Cox Shore Fishing:Don't Harm The Fishby Capt. Matt Mitchell Landing a big sh from the beach can be hard on the sh. Dragging a sh up onto the sand if youre going to release it is not an option as it usually damages or kills the sh. Hold the sh in the water while you unhook it if youre going to release it. The less you can touch a sh before release the better for the sh. If you want a picture with the sh, support it as you lift it out of the water and do it quickly. Before releasing, revive the sh while holding it in the water; moving it slowly back are forth so water goes over its gills. The sh will let you know when its ready to swim off. Florida just recently changed the regulations on shing from shore. Florida residents as well as out of state visitors need a shing license to sh from shore. Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 30, 201116B (239) 395 COOL 1213 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 Office: (239)472-3033 Fax: (239) 472-3439 Family Owned and Operated Trusted Service Since 1988 Voted Best Heating and Air Conditioning Company in Best of the Islands Awards every year since 1991 New Systems Repairs Heating New Construction Remodels Electrical www.SanibelAir.com Sign a Service Contract Today! 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. Sanibel 8-Ball Pool League Monday, December 19Busters, Magic Tied For First PlaceBunts Ball Busters and Bathroom Magic were tied for first place in the Sanibel 8-Ball Pool Leagues standings heading into the holiday week. The two teams have played once this season, with Bunts coming away with a close 9-7 victory. The Ball Busters have won top honors in the League for the past three years. Odd Ball Captain Kip Buntrock has been helping his friend Matt Hall build his low pool shooting self-esteem by scheduling Halls matches only against lady shooters. With this assistance, Hall won seven out of eight games in his first two matches. Then along came Pattee Frank, who smoked him 3-1 on Monday night. Give Matt a hug the next time you see him. He needs the boost. A record 11 shooters went undefeated in their matches this week: Jack Dalton, Joe Steamer and John Gonzalez from Bathroom Magic; Terry Ricotta, Dave Doane and Bob Buntrock from Bunts Ball Busters; Roland Anderson and Mike Smith from George & Wendys; Tom Yorgey and Larry Hancock from Fresh Legion Crew; and Jeff Brown from Sandycappers. Sanibel 8-Ball Pool League Monday, December 26Finegan, Mindel And Lubinski Are Perfect ShootersLed by three clutch wins posted by Dave Doane, Bunts Ball Busters again flushed Bathroom Magic down the drain with their second 9-7 head-to-head win of the season. Terry Ricotta, Rich Ennis, and Bob Buntrock contributed two wins each for the three times defending League champions. Bathroom Magic is the dream team put together by Captain Dennis Bender and his partner in crime, Jack Dalton. They recruited throughout Florida in an attempt to halt Bunts Ball Busters drive to a fourth title so far to no avail. The two teams meet once more on February 17, with the season ending on March 12. Captain Carol Johnson recruited a Sanibel time-share owner from Chicago to play for her Chalk & Awe team. The result was four straight victories by James Finegan, a sharp-shooting school teacher from The Windy City. Finegan plays in three Chicago leagues and easily dispatched Fresh Legion Crew Captain Gator Gates. Hell be back next year. Joining Finegan in posting perfect 4-0 scores were Doc Lubinski from the Odd Balls and Peter Mindel from Sanibel Caf. StandingTeam Name WonLost FirstBunts Ball Busters 11743 SecondBathroom Magic 11545 ThirdOdd Balls 10060 FourthSanibel Caf 7981 FifthSandycappers 7189 SixthChalk & Awe 6397 SeventhFresh Legion Crew 59101 EighthGeorge & Wendys 36124SANIBEL 8-BALL POOL LEAGUE 2011-2012 Standings through December 26, 2011 Bunts Ball Busters9Bathroom Magic7 Sanibel Caf12George & Wendys4 Odd Balls11Sandycappers5 Chalk & Awe9Fresh Legion Crew7 SPORTS QUIZ1. In 2009, Philadelphias Chase Utley became the second player to hit ve home runs in a World Series. Who was the rst? 2. Who was the oldest player to steal a base in the major leagues? 3. Name the rst college football Division I player to have 1,500 yards rushing and 1,500 yards passing in the same season. 4. In the 2009-10 season, Sacramento guard Tyreke Evans became the fourth rookie in NBA history to average at least 20 points, ve rebounds and ve assists per game. Name two of the rst three to do it. 5. Entering the 2011-12 season, how many times had Jaromir Jagr tallied 40-plus goals in an NHL season? 6. Northwestern has won the womens lacrosse national championship six times in the past seven seasons (2005-11). Name the only other school to win a title during that time. 7. Who was the rst mixed martial-arts ghter to win major titles in two weight classes?1. Reggie Jackson of the New York Yankees, in 1977. 2. Arlie Latham was 49 years old when he stole a base for the 1909 New York Giants. 3. Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson, in 2010. 4. Oscar Robertson, Michael Jordan and LeBron James. 5. Six times. 6. Maryland beat Northwestern in 2010. 7. Randy Couture. ANSWERS
ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 30, 201117B The Future Of Womens Professional Golf Could Ride On The Shoulders Of This Sensational Florida Teenagerby Ed FrankAn amazing young Florida teenager could do for the womens professional golf tour what Tiger Woods once did for the PGA Tour. Lexi Thompson of Coral Springs, who wont turn 17 until next February, became the youngest winner ever on the LPGA Tour when she captured the Navistar Classic last September. And then, just two weeks later, she won the Dubai Ladies Masters to become the youngest to win on the Ladies European Tour. She recorded scores of 70-66-70-67, 15 under par, winning by four strokes over a field that included several Solheim Cup members from both Europe and the United States. Although LPGA rules stipulate that tour members must be 18 years old, Commissioner Michael Whan wisely made an exception to allow her membership. The talented youngster could be just what the LPGA needs to restore its prominence. The homeschooled Thompson comes from a family rich in golf talent. Halfbrother Nicholas Thompson plays on the PGA Tour and Curtis Thompson competes on the Louisiana State University golf team. Her father Scott serves as her caddie. In 2007, as a 12-year-old, she became the youngest player to qualify for the U.S. Womens Open although she failed to make the cut. Also in 2007, she won the Aldila Junior Classic and the Westfield Junior PGA Championship, again the youngest in history. When she turned pro last year, she quickly signed lucrative sponsorships with Cobra-Puma Golf and Red Bull. The six-foot Thompson played qualifiers last year in Florida to gain entry into the U.S. Womens Open where she finished nine shots behind winner Paula Creamer to collect her first professional check for $72,131. Two weeks later at the Evian Masters playing on a sponsors exemption, Thompson pocketed $242,711 in second place just one shot off the winning score. After three professional events in 2010, her earnings were $314,842 which would have ranked her 18th on the LPGA money list if she had been an official member. In just 18 months since turning professional, Thompson has won $661,992 not bad for a 15and 16-year-old. The future is limitless for this golfing prodigy who says she plans to complete her high school education while playing on tour. But there probably wont be many Friday night football games and high school proms as she rides the LPGA on her shoulders. Everblades Win Two at Home last Weekend over Trenton Sweeping Trenton last weekend on home ice by scores of 3-2 and 6-3, the Florida Everblades improved their season record to 14-13-2, five points out of first place in the ECHL South Division. Florida closes out 2011 this weekend with three games in three nights against three different opponents Thursday at Greenville, Friday at Gwinnett and Saturday at South Carolina all division opponents. The local hockey team does not return home to Germain Arena until January 11, 13, and 14 when they host the expansion Chicago Express. New Florida Tarpons Sign Veteran Quarterback Chris Wallace The upstart Florida Tarpons of the Ultimate Indoor Football League will not begin their first season until March 9, but they recently announced the signing of veteran quarterback Chris Wallace who is no stranger to Southwest Florida. In eight seasons with the now-defunct Florida Firecats, Wallace passed for more than 22,000 yards. He will be entering his 11th season of indoor football. The Tarpons also signed 6-foot, 7-inch Carlos Singleton as wide receiver, a graduate of the University of Memphis. Singleton had once played for the Cincinnati Bengals of the NFL. Volunteers Of The MonthThe City of Sanibel Recreation Department recognizes Volunteers of the Month Dan and Judy Davis. They have volunteered at the recreation center since the first year of operation, providing tours for patrons and assisting in the weight room with orientations. They have also volunteered with other various projects such as mulching, painting the dugouts and fitting bike helmets at Bike Safety Day. The Davises feel a great sense of accomplishment by helping others. They said, Both of us grew up in active volunteer families in our communities and we are pleased that our four children and five grandchildren follow the pattern. They like that Sanibels organizations really welcome volunteers and set a priority with training and diverse opportunities. They are both retired educators. Dan was a management and accounting professor and also taught military personnel overseas. She taught primary school grades in New York State. The final five years they were the resident professors and instructors in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Sanibel Island is their home for seven months of the year because they love the quality of life enhanced by nature, the foresight of the Sanibel Plan and the local organizations. Volunteer opportunities are now available. For information on joining your friends and neighbors who serve as Recreation Center volunteers call 4720345. The Sanibel Recreation Center is at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Daily, weekly, semi-annual and annual memberships are available. Judy and Dan Davis 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 (Visit our website for weekly specials) 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. 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ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 30, 201118B Very VIP Auction Items Offered At 2012 Hope GalaThe auction items available at the 10th annual Hope Gala bring a whole new meaning to the term red carpet treatment. With backstage passes, personal introductions, behind-the-scenes access and private parties, many of the Hope Gala experiences simply arent available for purchase in any other venue. Individual tickets to the February 11 Hope Gala which benefits Joannes House at Hope Hospice in Bonita Springs are available to the public, so dream vacations and once-in-a-lifetime experiences are just a high-bid away. We know Southwest Florida hosts many events with great auctions, said Hope Gala co-chair and Bonita Bay resident Karen Hartley. We wanted our 10th anniversary event to be truly unique, so our committee members reached out to contacts and friends around the world to help secure experiences that simply cant be bought anywhere else. One of the pivotal contacts for the 2012 Hope Gala is Emmy Award-winning producer and Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame member Geoffrey Mason, also a Bonita Bay resident. Mason has produced sports events across the globe for major broadcast networks and sports juggernaut ESPN, providing unparalleled access to exclusive experiences. Sports: Sidelines, Courtside and Inside the Ropes Go inside the ropes at the 2012 Tavistock Cup at Lake Nona Golf & Country Club in Orlando, where four winners will spend a day with Golf Channel host Rich Lerner as he covers this unique club championship that features many of the top golfers in the world. Tickets are not available to this club tournament; attendance is limited to club members, their guests and corporate sponsors, making it one of the most private and prestigious events in the world of golf. ESPN Unplugged: A Day in the Life of SportsCenter allows four guests to spend a day behind the scenes at the worldwide leader in sports. Winners will tour the studios in Bristol, Connecticut, meet broadcast and sports personalities, and observe how shows are conceived, planned, directed and produced. Courtside at the U.S. Open on Opening Day includes VIP access and tour of the Arthur Ashe Tennis Center, Players Lounge and ESPN broadcast center, including a chat with ESPN analyst Geoffrey Mason Louisiana Superdome, home to the Super Bowl in 2013 and the 2012 NCAA Final Four Red Sox Childrens Hospital Celebrity Classic ReturnsLast week, Lee Memorial Health System Foundation announced that its 19th annual Boston Red Sox Childrens Hospital Celebrity Classic will take place on Monday, February 27 at The Forest Country Club in South Fort Myers. The shotgun start is at 1 p.m. The Boston Red Sox Childrens Hospital Celebrity Classic is strengthened by a dollar-for-dollar match to all funds raised and will support construction of a new 136-bed childrens hospital to provide state-of-the-art lifesaving care for the children of Southwest Florida. The golf event is preceded the evening before (on Sunday, February 26) by the Boston Red Sox Childrens Hospital Tee Party. This years Tee Party features a Winter Wonderland theme and includes heavy hors doeuvres, cocktails and spirited silent and live auctions. Bidding opportunities include one-of-a-kind hand-signed memorabilia from the world of sports and entertainment, luxurious spa and jewelry items, a seven-day cruise, a fun-filled trip to Fenway Park in Boston and a luxury trip to New York City. Now in its 19th year, the event gives fans the opportunity to hit the links alongside some of the biggest stars and legends in Major League Baseball. Past participants include Josh Beckett, Jason Varitek, Jacoby Ellsbury, Clay Buchholz, Louis Tiant, Hall of Famer Jim Rice and many more. We are honored to partner with the outstanding Boston Red Sox organization. The Red Sox bring awareness to the health and wellness issues of our young patients, said tournament director Ken Shoriak. We are also grateful for the support of The Forest Country Club in helping us to achieve success. It is our mission to ensure our communitys children receive the highest quality medical care. Volunteer committee members invite you to visit www.facebook.com/ RedSoxCelebrityClassic for updated information, event photos and more. To join the Boston Red Sox on the course, or to purchase tickets to the evening-prior Tee Party, call 343-6950 or e-mail BostonGolf@LeeMemorial.org. Corporate sponsorship opportunities are currently available. To inquire, call 3436950. 472-2853Tile samples to your door!Tile, Marble, Stone, with remodels & repairs A Specialty! SANIBEL CREATIVE TILE CO.Lic. & Ins.Celebrating our 30th year on Sanibel & Captiva 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
19B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 30, 2011and former champion Pam Shriver. Two winners will then join New Yorks glitterati in courtside box seats. Very VIP at the 2013 Super Bowl takes two winners to the invitation-only NFL Commissioners Party, NFL Experience, NFL Tailgate Party and behind-thescenes tours of the CBS and ESPN television broadcast centers plus great seats for kickoff at the Louisiana Superdome. Prime Time at the 2012 NCAA Final Four includes pre-parties and the Final Four concert as well as tickets to the Saturday semi-finals and the prime-time championship game on Monday in New Orleans. Other sports packages to be offered: Red Sox Opening Day at JetBlue Park; PGA Tour Experience at The Players Championship; and 360-Degree View at the Daytona 500 as ESPNs special guest. If Sports Isnt Your Game Connie Lummis, who serves as co-chair for the 2012 Hope Gala with Hartley, said that while event organizers from the Womens Committee for Hope Hospice in Bonita Springs know the sports events will be hot sellers, the auction list is full of world-class experiences in travel, pampering, Hollywood, cooking and more. Given that this years event theme is Out of Africa, one might guess at the featured travel item an allexpenses-paid African safari. Join in the experience at two of the most popular TV shows in America where the winning bid includes seats at Dancing With The Stars and The X Factor. Pamper yourself and a guest with a luxurious spa getaway at The Lodge at Woodloch in the Pocono Mountains, one of the top 10 destination spas in the world. One lucky bidder will spend three hours on the open road in six ultra-exotic luxury vehicles and take along a friend for all 120 miles. Loops, dives and rolls combine with the adrenaline rush of a lifetime on a Top Gun fighter jet, with preflight training and post-flight analysis of the three-hour private thrill ride. Learn from the masters with culinary lessons at the internationally-acclaimed Le Cordon Bleu, with five nights at the four-star Hotel Ampre in the heart of Paris. Golf enthusiasts, take note: Also available to the highest bidder are two exceptional golf experiences. Enjoy three nights at The Inn Bandon Dunes on the southern Oregon Coast, with three rounds at Golf Digests No. 2 Best Golf Course Resort in North America. Play three rounds on a course that has hosted the PGA Championship and U.S. Senior Open at the Kohler Golf Resort in Kohler, Wisconsin, ranked among the best in the country. The package includes three nights at the Forbes five-star resort hotel, The American Club. Auction committee co-chairs Chris Mason and Tiffany Coletta emphasize that a wide range of additional live and silent auction items will be available to cater to interests and tastes for bidders of all ages. There is already a buzz about these auction items, and we hope people will come to have a great time in support of our mission, said Samira K. Beckwith, president and CEO of Hope HealthCare Services. This event is really a celebration of all the work that has been done, and were very grateful for the hard work and dedication of so many people. The Hope Gala includes a gourmet dinner, entertainment by professional comedienne and auctioneer Cindy Banks and co-host Geoffrey Mason, and dancing with musical guest Shelina. For more information about the Hope Gala, visit www.HopeHospice.org/Gala or call Lummis at 289-3543 or Hartley at 724-822-7519. Tavistock Cup at Lake Nona Golf & Country Club Dear, dear Kiwanis, Thank you, thank you for again a marvelous, fantastic, great, wonderful, fun, fun Santa Run. I so very much appreciate your delivery of my pals Christmas gifts each year. Whoopee! Love, Betty CARD OF THANKS Kiwanis Santa with Betty Barrus Architecture & Installation(Over $6,000 3 Months Free Maintenance) Maintenance Tree Trimming Ponds & Waterfalls Debris Removal Interior Landscaping Expertise in Estate PropertiesQuality Guided, Relationship Driven(239) 777-4212www.WolverineLandscaping.com WolverineLandscaping@yahoo.com
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Well take care of you!Corner of Periwinkle Way & Tarpon Bay Road472-1516 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 30, 201122B My Stars FOR WEEK OF JANUARY 2, 2012ARIES (March 21 to April 19) The New Year brings challenges that can change many things in your life. You need to be prepared not only to confront them, but also to deal with what happens afterward. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You have what it takes to set your goals quite a bit higher this year. Learn what you need to know and put what you learn into your efforts. A partner offers loving support. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) In true Gemini Twin fashion, youre conflicted about a decision you know youll have to make in this New Year. Best advice: Get the facts before you make any commitment. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A friend offers you an exciting opportunity for the New Year. Although your positive aspects are strong in most respects, caution is advised. Investigate before you invest. LEO (July 23 to August 22) You can make this New Year a roaring success. Start by readjusting your goals to reflect the changes in the economy. Your den-mate offers both wise and loving support. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) The New Year brings new opportunities for change. But you need to be ready to move from the comfortable status quo to the challenging unknown. Its up to you. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Your most important New Years resolution should be to work out problems with a family member in order to avoid continued misunderstandings. Do it soon, for both of your sakes. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) The New Year has much to offer the intensely determined Scorpian, who isnt afraid to take on challenges and stay with them until they surrender their rewards. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Youll have many fine opportunities in this New Year. But be warned: Reject offers of help. You work best when youre free to be your own creative self. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) The New Year offers changes that you might feel youre not quite ready for. Best advice: Deal with them one step at a time, until youve built up your self-confidence. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Travel is a dominant aspect of the New Year. This could mean relocating to another city (or even another country) in connection with your education or your career. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) This New Year brings news about a change youve been anticipating. You might have a problem persuading a loved one about your new plans, but he or she will soon go along with them. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a gift for making people feel safe and protected. You would make an excellent youth counselor. On Jan. 5, 1643, in the first record of a legal divorce in the American colonies, Anne Clarke of the Massachusetts Bay Colony is granted a divorce from her absent and adulterous husband, Denis Clarke, by the Quarter Court of Boston. On Jan. 7, 1785, Frenchman Jean-Pierre Blanchard and American John Jeffries travel from Dover, England, to Calais, France, in a gas balloon, making the first crossing of the English Channel by air. After almost crashing, the two men were forced to throw nearly everything out of the balloon to lighten the ship. On Jan. 4, 1847, Samuel Colt rescues the future of his faltering gun company by winning a contract to provide the U.S. government with 1,000 of his .44 caliber revolvers. Though never cheap, by the early 1850s, Colt revolvers were inexpensive enough to be a favorite with Americans headed westward during the California Gold Rush. On Jan 8, 1877, Crazy Horse and his warriors -outnumbered, low on ammunition and forced to use outdated weapons -fight their final losing battle against the U.S. Cavalry in Montana. On May 6, Crazy Horse led approximately 1,100 Indians to the Red Cloud reservation near Nebraskas Fort Robinson and surrendered. On Jan. 6, 1925, in Madison Square Garden, Finnish long-distance runner Paavo Nurmi sets a new indoor world record, running a mile in 4:13.5. In the 5,000-meter race, the Flying Finn broke another indoor world record in 14:44.6. Nurmi often ran holding a stopwatch to pace himself, an innovation he developed. On Jan. 3, 1961, President Dwight Eisenhower closes the American embassy in Havana and severs diplomatic relations between the United States and Fidel Castros government in Cuba. The action signaled that the United States was prepared to take extreme measures to oppose Castros regime. On Jan. 2, 1971, 66 football (soccer) fans are killed in a stampede at a stadium in Glasgow, Scotland, as they attempt to leave a game. The tragedy was caused by the crush of spectators all leaving at the same time on the same stairway It was American journalist and satirist Ambrose Bierce who made the following sage observation: There is nothing new under the sun but there are lots of old things we dont know. Those who study such things say that when a ladybug is frightened, it squirts a foulsmelling goo from its knees. You might be surprised to learn that approximately 40 percent of the oxygen in the worlds atmosphere is provided by the verdant plant growth of South Americas Amazon River basin. Mayan artwork dating back as far as 700 A.D. shows people preparing chocolate beverages. Chocolate was so valued by the natives of the Americas, the Maya even used cacao beans as currency. For reasons that arent quite clear, in 1960 Macys department store introduced a vending machine that dispensed mens underwear. After an initial flurry of shoppers coming to see the new contraption, the machine was doomed to obscurity due to lack of interest. Heres a question for the ladies: Are you a philematophobe? If youre a woman who hates to be kissed, you are. In 1958, then-Vice President Richard Nixon made a state visit to Venezuela. It seems he wasnt terribly popular there, and one of the protesters spit on him. The Secret Service detained the man, and an irate Nixon kicked him in the shins. Only about 37 percent of the newspapers published in the Unites States are recycled. The next time youre thinking about getting a new pet, consider this: Animal behaviorists say that a puppy cant hold a memory for more than 45 seconds. Researchers at Yale University have determined that people think more efficiently in the winter than in the summer. A bore is a man who deprives you of solitude without providing you with company. -Gian Vincenzo Gravina THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 30, 201123B Portraits In Printby Jane Vos Hogg Just JazzFor Tom Cooley it all began in a used Plymouth. No. He wasnt born there but thats where his love of jazz was born. The car entered his life when he was five. It had a radio and back home in Gaffney, South Carolina they played a lot of music over the air either country western or jazz, the choice was yours. Since his dad hated country, it was jazz all the time. The first tune Cooley remembers went something like You dont get around much anymore maybe it was an Ellington piece and though the word wasnt in his vocabulary yet he thought it sophisticated. He began playing drums in 8th grade. He even had his own rock group and when their piano player sewed sequins on her jacket he thought it way cool! How did your parents view your musical activities, I asked. My dad loved Wayne King and hed sing a lot of his tunes, so it was fine with him. My mom, a high school math and science teacher, was very much a live-and-let-live kind of person. She pretty much let me do anything I wanted to. For his 12th Christmas he got a record player; it played 78s. He recalls a small shop in town where you could go to listen to records in a tiny booth, just you and the music. Thats where he heard Ragmop in the early 1950s. The first record he ever bought was Hearts Made of Stone and the first song he ever danced to was Rock Around the Clock. By now he was in high school and the dance of the day was the Shag. (Actually, it became the official state dance.) Dancing drumming he loved them both. Why? I asked. They both use the entire body. Cooley was in his high school band but remember, this was back in the 1950s when Carolinas schools were still segregated. His own school played straight music but he recalls hearing the black high school band practicing and they played swing. I felt disadvantaged not being able to be in a jazz band, he said. The black band director had a combo of his own. I heard them playing Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White and their leader was a trumpeter. Its not an instrument I can play but one I respect tremendously. Next came Duke University where he trained to be a journalist. He was the managing editor of the Duke Chronicle but when he looked at one of their textbooks he came away thinking I could do better than that. It was a thought that eventually put him on another path. After graduation in 1964 he went into the navy. Those were the Vietnamcontinued on page 24B Oysters Rockefeller 36 oysters, shucked, on the half shell Rock salt 2 cups spinach, cooked and drained 1/4 cup onion, chopped 2 fresh bay leaves 2 tablespoons celery, chopped 1 teaspoon parsley, chopped 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce 1/3 cup butter 1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs 1 tablespoon lemon juice Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Arrange oysters in shells on rock salt in a baking dish. Process spinach, onion, bay leaves, celery, parsley and seasonings in a food processor until smooth. In a saucepan, cook spinach mixture in butter for 5 minutes. Add breadcrumbs and lemon juice, mixing well. Spoon the spinach mixture on top of oysters and bake at 400 degrees F until oyster edges curl. Yields six servings Nutritional Value Per Serving: Calories 203, Calories From Fat 113, Total Fat 13g, Saturated Fat 8g, Trans Fatty Acid 0, Cholesterol 71mg, Total Carbohydrate 13g, Protein 9g, Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.56g Look for Fresh from Florida ingredients at your grocery store. Oysters Rockefeller 1101 Periwinkle Way #105, Sanibel, FL 239-472-0044 www.engelvoelkers.com/Sanibel ENGEL & VLKERSFor Showings please call Isabella Rasi: 239-246-4716 SOUTH SEAS RESORT MATLACHA WATERFRONT Exquisite 2BR/2BA at Lands End. Waterviews from every room. Brand new contemporary interior.$1,299,000 Unique artists home in midst of art galleries, restaurants community. $550,000 List Local. Sell Global.
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Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, Is it true that special needs children have weight issues? My daughter is in a special needs class and almost all of her classmates are overweight. Is there something about special needs kids that makes them overweight? Kayla B., Fort Myers, Florida Kayla, Obesity rates for all children have risen dramatically in the past few years. The rate of obesity among adolescents ages 12 to 19 years has more than tripled over the past three decades, and the rate among children ages 6 to 11 years has more than doubled. A report released last week from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration found that 30 percent of children aged 10-17 could be considered overweight or obese. They also found that more than 36 percent of children with disabilities and special health care needs in that same age range are overweight or obese and the long term prognosis is not good in that the struggle with weight appears to increase with the severity of the childs condition. Children and adolescents with special needs may often be constrained by their disabilities and the consequences of being overweight are often more serious than for healthy children. The National Center on Physical Activity and Disabilities reported that children with disabilities are at an even greater risk for obesity today because of our current sedentary lifestyle with most kids now spending a minimum of at least four hours a day with some type of electronic media. Also many parents of disabled children believe that their children cannot be physically active, due to their disability, which is not always the case. This lack of physical activity may not only lead to obesity, but to many other numerous health problems as well. In general, there are some social, psychological, and physical difficulties associated with disabilities that include social isolation, restricted mobility, and depression. These problems are often made worse by being overweight, and by further reducing the childs independence. Current research based interventions and approaches for the prevention and reduction of non-disabled obese children and adolescents are of little or no use for overweight and obese disabled children because the disabled population has been excluded, as participants in most of these studies thus the findings cannot really be applied to them. What research has found, however, is that children with disabilities can be assisted in losing weight if they are instructed individually about the importance of nutrition and exercise and are helped in reducing barriers that restrict their mobility. I direct you to The National Center on Physical Activity and Disabilities website www.ncpad.org for outstanding information, videos, research and guides on how to increase the physical activity of children (and adults) with disabilities. Special features of this site include guides to discovering leisure activities, camp resources, disability products, finding an accessible park, accessible gardening, and many other outstanding resources. This site and this organization is to an excellent place to get great ideas on how to increase appropriate physical activities for our children with disabilities and put them on a path to a healthier life. Ms. Greggs is adjunct faculty at Edison State College where she teaches psychology and education courses. She is also Nationally Certified School Psychologist and consultant for School Consultation Services, a private educational consulting company. Questions for publication may be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. Kasey Harrell graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management from the University of Central Florida during their December 2011 commencement. At UCF, Harrell was very active in her sorority Alpha Delta Pi and received Deans List and Presidents List honors numerous semesters. A native of Sanibel, Harrel graduated from The Sanibel School in 2003 and Fort Myers High School in 2007. Harrell will be selling real estate on Sanibel and Captiva with her parents, Steve Harrell and Toby Tolp at VIP Realty. Sanibel resident Whitney Wolanin recently graduated magna cum laude (with high honors) from Vanderbilt University. She majored in Human and Organizational Development and received a Bachelors in Science degree in three years. Wolanin also studied voice at the Blair music school while at Vanderbilt. She is now pursuing her music career full time, as a recording artist/singer songwriter on TopNotch Records, with her self-written original single Honesty coming out inJanuary. She won multiple 2010 and 2011 ASCAP PLUS songwriting awards and will begin touring with her band in the spring. GRADUATION Kasey Harrell Whitney Wolanin GRADUATION To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Read us online at IslandSunNews.com 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
ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 30, 201126B Secret Santa Visits Southwest Florida StoreGenerous secret Santas have been appearing in retail stores across the country, anonymously paying off layaways and customers purchases. Southwest Florida is no exception. On Sunday, December 18, a secret Santa paid a visit to Goodwills Island Park Retail & Donation Center in south Fort Myers. Around 11:30 a.m., an anonymous man approached cashier Bonnie Parchini and handed her a credit card, indicating that he wanted to pay for the purchases of a mother in line with her child. When I told her that her items were already paid for, she was stunned, said Parchini. She asked the man, why would you do this for me? All he said was, Merry Christmas. A few minutes later, the man approached Parchini again, this time not only giving her his credit card, but $40 in cash. There was a woman in line with her three little girls, she said. He wanted me to give her the cash to take her daughters out to lunch. Once again, Merry Christmas was all the anonymous man said to the shopper, who responded by giving him a tearyeyed hug. Parchini, a three-year employee, said that shed never seen the man in the store before, and neither of the customers were regulars either. It was amazing to be a part of a random act of kindness like that, she said. It really restores your faith in humanity. Kirsten ODonnell, director of public relations and marketing for Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, said, Goodwill is known nationwide as a place where good things happen. To see someone pay it forward like this is just remarkable. Informational Meetings At Shell PointResidents of Southwest Florida who would like to learn about resort style retirement options and lifecare, are invited to attend one of several informational meetings at Shell Point Retirement Community. One of Shell Points experienced retirement counselors will explain the numerous benefits received when becoming a resident. The meetings will be held at 10 a.m. in the main Commons located in The Woodlands neighborhood at Shell Point. The presentations will take place on the following dates: January 10, 18, and 24 February 1, 7, 15, and 28 March 7, 13, 21, and 27 April 4, 10, 18, and 24 A brief presentation will be given on the benefits of lifecare at Shell Point during the casually-structured meeting, where guests will learn about the numerous retirement options available at Shell Point. Included in the visit is a tour of all three neighborhoods: The Island, The Woodlands, and Eagles Preserve, as well as information on the many amenities that are available to residents. Admission is free; however, seating is limited, so reservations are required and may be made by calling Maureen Thomson at 466-1131 or 1-800-7801131. Shell Point is located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road and McGregor Boulevard, two miles before the Sanibel Causeway. Goodwill Retail Store and Donation Center at Island Park Family Owned and Operated Trusted Service Specialists (239) 472-3033 1213 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 Fax: (239) 472-3439 Electric Repair, Installation & Upgrade Dock Lighting, Ceiling Fans & Much more Located on Island Fastest Response Time! Fully-trained, Expert Service Engineers State Certified Contractor EC0001147 STEVE FISHER239-472-0949 239-472-2311 800-388-2311 email@example.com/s sher.com*Over 34-year island resident and Realtor *RE/MAX International Hall of Fame *Professional Real Estate Services on Sanibel & Captiva Islands and the Southwest Florida Coast $1,675,000 FurnishedALL NEW MUST SEE! Luxury 3/2+den penthouse features beautiful Gulf view. A rare opportunity to own over 2,600 sq. ft. along prestigious West Gulf Drive. Penthouse overlooks the white sand beaches and the Gulf of Mexico. Guest bedroom and private lanai overlook the pool, clubhouse and tennis court. Spectacular views! CALL STEVE FOR OPEN HOUSE HOURS. ITS THE EXPERIENCE! JUNONIA OF SANIBEL OPEN HOUSEShare your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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EXCLUDES ALL PREVIOUS SALES Island Style InteriorsLicense #S3-12258 License #S3-11918 Indispensable Advice from Dr. Dave Get your copy of Dr. Daves Book at Sanibel Island Books and Gifts,1571 Periwinkle Way 472-5223 Recently, someone asked me what a pour over will was. Its a good question, so I thought Id share my answer with you today. First, lets review what how a will normally acts to distribute an estate when we die. Remember that all wills are subject to the probate process. When you die with assets in your name individually, the will usually controls who is supposed to get what. So the probate process is designed to admit your last will into probate (giving others the opportunity to admit any codicils or subsequently signed wills), your personal representative is appointed, the estate inventory is catalogued and filed, creditors cleared, taxes paid, accountings filed and eventually the beneficiaries receive their inheritance from your estate. The probate process is therefore a public process. You can go down to the courthouse and read the will of anyone whose will has been filed with the probate court, which is a legal requirement. But when someone has a revocable living trust the process is different. The revocable living trust typically names who is supposed to get what from the decedents estate. The trust is not filed with the court. But people who have revocable living trusts still need a will and that will is usually referred to as a pour over will. In order for the assets of the decedent to avoid the probate process on his or her death he or she needs to transfer their assets to their revocable living trust before they die. Sometimes they forget an asset or two (or three!). Its not uncommon for someone to forget to title the new certificate of deposit they opened with the bank into their trust name instead of their name individually. Or perhaps they never transferred the vacant lot that they owned into their trust. When this happens, the pour over will acts as a safety net catching the asset that wasnt transferred to the revocable trust before death, and doing so after death. The pour over will typically has a dispositive provision that reads something like this: upon my death, my personal representative shall distribute my estate to the then acting trustee of my revocable living trust. This way, the trust provisions (which are private) control the distribution of all of the assets. Unfortunately, the assets subject to the will still need to go through the probate process in order to be transferred to the trust for final distribution. That is why it is so very important to be vigilant about titling all of your assets that would otherwise be subject to probate into your revocable living trust. You might wonder why you dont just name beneficiaries in your pour over will rather than having the assets pour into the trust before being distributed. Thats because the trust not only controls who the beneficiaries will be, but also controls how taxes are paid, how expenses are apportioned among the assets and a variety of other important administrative tasks are conducted. You would have to mirror all of those provisions in your pour over will in order to avoid problems. It really doesnt make sense to do that. Instead, the will simply pours into the trust. Typically the individual named in the will to serve as your personal representative also serves as the trustee of your revocable trust. When this happens, all of the beneficiaries of the trust become interested parties of your probate estate and are entitled to receive all of the notices required under probate law. What happens if you have a revocable living trust but not a pour over will? This could create real problems if you have any assets in your name individually that do not name beneficiaries. Here, you are said to have died intestate (without a will). When this happens, state law dictates who is entitled to the probate estate. It is likely in his scenario that state law is not consistent with your trust leading to different beneficiaries for those assets that you forgot to transfer to your revocable living trust. Ive had clients who have transferred assets into joint name with another to avoid the probate process even when they have a revocable trust. This can also result in unintended consequences. I dont have room in todays column to review all of that but if you want more information, call my office and well send you a free DVD entitled Perils of Joint Accounts that reviews those issues. If you have a pour over will and trust that hasnt been reviewed in the last few years, or if you havent been vigilant about titling your assets into your trust, you may want to visit with your estate planning attorney to get everything caught up to date. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at www.sbshlaw.com. Will PowerWhats A Pour Over Will?by Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney; CPA Barrier Island Title Services, Inc. (239) 472-3688Youll Appreciate the Difference
deaRPharmacistKiss Your Problems Goodbye With Mistletoeby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Readers: I wish you all a happy, restful holiday. At this time of year, Id like to write about the most romantic plant on Earth mistletoe. It has allowed more men to steal a kiss than anything else! Mistletoe, a traditional symbol of love, is literally a parasite, receiving no nourishment from the soil. It offers some of the most impressive health benefits of any plant for a variety of conditions. Like all botanicals, there are different varieties. American mistletoe, used as a Christmas decoration, is not the same as the European or Korean sort which have all the medicinal properties. For ease, Im just going to say mistletoe from now on, but I am referring to European (Viscum album) or Korean (Viscum album coloratum or KML) varieties. You may not want to smooch if you are exhausted, anxious, irritable or suffering with high blood pressure and headaches. Those conditions may be relieved from what you think of as the kissing flower. Even more exciting, are mistletoes immune-enhancing benefits. Many of you have heard of celebrity and author Suzanne Somers, who used European mistletoe when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2000. A study in October 2007 Archives of Pharmacal Research, and another in November 2011 Phytotherapy Research confirmed some anti-cancer benefits. Chinese medicine herbalists have used mistletoe for centuries to support the female reproductive system; it seems to improve libido, fertility, uterine bleeding and erratic (or absent) menstruation. A research brief was published in Fertility and Sterility (2002) indicating that mistletoe extracts resulted in pain reduction of post-hysterectomy patients with endometriosis. Apparently, mistletoe inspires more than the urge to kiss in men, as studies suggest it can improve libido and erectile dysfunction. Dont eat your Christmas decoration; that is harmful. You can buy purified commercial dietary supplements of European mistletoe in the United States. Its sold as a liquid extract at health food stores nationwide and you just mix the drops in water. There are oral supplements sold at health food stores. It may be slightly relaxing or sedating. If you are reading my translated column overseas, I should tell you mistletoe goes by the brand name Helixor and Iscador, and is usually given via injection by oncologists. The German Commission E (German equivalent of our FDA) has approved European mistletoe as a treatment for degenerative and inflamed joints (think arthritis) and also for for malignant growths like cancer. German physicians have read various animal and human studies that show how mistletoe increases our NK (natural killer) cells which go after viruses and tumor cells. Mistletoe extracts stimulate activity of T cells (which are your bodies policemen) and increase cytokines, a good thing because these build up red and white blood cells, especially in the bone marrow. If you have cancer, I would not self-treat; seek a physician who uses mistletoe routinely and knows how to treat you. This information is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose your condition. Suzy Cohen is the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and is a registered pharmacist. To contact her, visit www. dearpharmacist.com. Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: Our 14-yearold son is not doing well in school. We are wondering if we should take away some of his privileges until his next report card and his grades improve?A: That age can be a difficult transition time for your son. You may want to talk with the school guidance counselor and make sure that his placement is appropriate. Is he being challenged enough and simply bored and not studying? Or is it something emotional going on that could be affecting his poor grades. You want to discuss with him any other issues he might be experiencing outside the normal day to day things. Rule out anything negative going on first and be supportive. Let him know that you believe in his progress and you will help him in any way that you can. If he continues to struggle with poor grades, set up a conference at school and look into possible tutoring programs or perhaps a private tutor could help him raise his grades. Use positive reinforcement by adding privileges when his grades improve. Dr. Clancy is a licensed mental health therapist, certified hypnotherapist, life coach, author and public speaker. You may e-mail Dr. Connie at email@example.com. Race For The Cure Gains MomentumTeam rallies in early January kick off the 2012 Southwest Florida Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure efforts bringing together team captains and those interested in learning about leading a team in the fight against breast cancer. Team rallies will take place at Sam Galloway Ford on Thursday, January 5 at 6 p.m. and Coconut Ford on Friday, January 6 at 8:30 a.m. in preparation for Race for the Cure, the largest fundraising event in Southwest Florida supporting the fight against breast cancer. During the rallies, team leaders representing corporate, community and survivor support groups learn how to build a Race for the Cure team, ways to motivate team members, how to use the organizations website tools and ideas for successful fundraising. The event will feature local Race for the Cure supporters who will motivate and inspire current and potential team leaders. NBC-2 anchor Heather Turco and Carol Conway, president of CRS Consultants and Race for the Cure co-chair, will lead the effort at the Sam Galloway Ford location in Fort Myers. Southwest Florida Susan G. Komen Board President Mariann McDonald and Race for the Cure co-chair Bob McDonald will rally team members at the Coconut Point event in Estero. With motivation and information from the rallies, teams will hold fundraising events and work to increase participation in the 2012 Race for the Cure on March 10 at 8 a.m. at Coconut Point Mall in Estero. Prizes and incentives are provided for teams in various categories. To find out more about forming a team for Race for the Cure and attend either rally, RSVP via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. We encourage friendly competition between teams, noted Miriam Ross, executive director for Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Southwest Florida. They play a major role in our fundraising success. Its exciting to see these teams on Race day as each one takes on its own personality. Race for the Cure is a sanctioned 5K event that also includes a non-competitive 5K run/walk and a one-mile fun run/walk. More than 12,000 supporters attended the 2011 Southwest Florida Race for the Cure. Proceeds from Race for Cure allowed the Southwest Florida affiliate to make grants totaling $1,015,235 to 13 local non-profit agencies that provide breast cancer education, screening, treatment and support in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. Seventy-five percent of all net proceeds stays in Southwest Florida and 25 percent funds groundbreaking national research. For more information on team participation or Race for the Cure, call 239-4980016 or visit www.KomenSWFL.org. Will Power Columnist: Crai g R. Hersch, B CS 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 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 30, 201128B
Dean W. Larson, M.D. Board Certi ed Eyelid Surgeon since 1990 Diplomat of e American Board of Ophthalmology Over 15,000 surgeries performed successfully Serving Lee, Charlotte & Hendry County patients for over 19 yearsWe are conveniently located on the corner of Summerlin and Winkler. Plastic & Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery Eyelid Surgery Center Fort Myers O ce 239.481.9995www.EyelidsOnly.comWE OFFER One-surgeon practice -you always see the same doctor No assembly-line surgery youre the only one Personalized post-operative attention Specialty-trained nursing sta Catered, accommodating care, tailored to your needs NO DOCTOR REFERRAL NEEDEDOver 65? Think eyelid surgery is not a ordable? Medicare STILL pays!Eyelid QuizCan you see your eyelids? Do you have to raise your eyebrows to see more clearly? Have you hit your head on a cabinet door while open? Is it di cult to see beside you without turning your head left or right? Do your eyelids close while you are reading? When you play tennis, do you have trouble serving? Do your eyelids feel heavy?If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you qualify for a FREE, no obligation eyelid screening performed by Natasha Larson, COA.Screening candidates receive a $50 gift certi cate to your choice of one of ve Prawnbroker Restaurant Group establishments in Ft. Myers and Sanibel. Before Before After After Natasha Larson, COA 29B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 30, 2011
ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 30, 201130B Sanibel Patient Service Center (PSC)LAB TESTINGWe accept assignment for Medicare, Medicaid, and most Private Insurance Plans*No upfront fee for drawing of blood* *No appointments Necessary*239-472-8400Fax: 239-395-2466 We have MOVED to 2407 Periwinkle Way, Suite 3 Sanibel, FL 33957Hours: Monday Friday 7:30 am 3:30 pm Closed 12:00 pm 1:00 pmwww.hayeslab.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 read your column quite regularly. I am a retired gerontologist living in an over 55 community and I must say I disagree strongly with your advice to Freda. I do not see Freda as intimidated but annoyed at young people who belittle her and are mean. It is not easy to ignore such behavior. It often translates into a situation where the old person with a legitimate concern is bullied into believing they are stupid. Pryces comment regarding computers and new technologies are not solutions either. I consider myself well able to use them but the rapidly increasing technologies boggle my mind. I feel at my age, I should be able to use a telephone book and/or get information by telephone or in person rather than spending an inordinate amount of the few years I have left on earth to figure out why my password is invalid or why Comcast has lost my signal again. I sense it is okay not to criticize younger folks starting in preschool for fear that we will hurt their self esteem and shatter their egos. Dont people of age deserve the same consideration? Bottom line, instead of accepting verbal abuse and other ageisms, wouldnt it be better to resurrect and teach youngsters the old fashioned virtues as respect for ones elders and/or the notion that the customer is always right? Thanks for listening. Loretta C. Buffer, PhD, Fort Myers Dear Loretta, I have recently read in some published literature that the more a country is technologically advanced the less that society values their aged population. Computer and technologies are here to stay. You and I grew up in a more gentle society but to survive we have to keep up to date with change. Lizzie Lizzie and Pryces e-mail address is email@example.com. Childrens Hospital Receives $87,850 From Pelican Landing Golf Outing Pelican Landing recently presented a check in the amount of $87,850 to the Lee Memorial Health System Foundation to support the Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida Capital Campaign. The check represents proceeds from the second annual Childrens Hospital Golf Classic, held at Pelicans Nest Golf Club on November 14. Pelican Landing has made a pledge of $500,000 to name four rooms in the new Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida which will be built on the grounds of HealthPark Medical Center in South Fort Myers. The new hospital will contain 136 beds and additional pediatric specialty services not presently available. Lee Memorial Health System Foundation is successfully leading a $125 million campaign to offset the cost of the new hospital and is working with various communities and individuals to help raise the necessary funds. A few of the committee members responsible for planning the event at Pelican Landing. Front row from left is Patricia Smart, Charleen McPherson, Gail Hansen and David Gillespie. Back row from left is Roger Morgan, Larry McPherson and Roger Liddicoat Homeless Continuum Of Care Awarded $2.1 Million For 11 ProjectsThe Lee County Homeless Continuum of Care, comprised of local government agencies and non-profit and faith-based organizations, has been awarded $2,141,034 in federal funding to continue 11 projects that serve Lee County residents who are homeless. Under the Shelter Plus Care program, which provides rent subsidies for people who are homeless, three programs totaling $243,444 were funded for two agencies, Lee Mental Health, Inc. and Community Assisted and Supported Living, Inc. Additionally, Supportive Housing Program renewals for a variety of capital improvements and services for the homeless were funded. These included $300,232 to the Lee County Department of Human Services for database management and services for the homeless, $1,286,206 to The Salvation Army, Inc. for services for the homeless, $66,103 to Renaissance Manor, Inc. for permanent supportive housing programs, and $245,049 to Southwest Florida Addiction Services, Inc. for transitional and permanent housing programs. Funding for local Continuums of Care is provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and is awarded following a national competitive application process. The 2011 awards totaling over $1.5 billion were released by HUD in an expedited manner, aimed at providing uninterrupted services for the homeless that are already served by these programs.
ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 30, 201131B Dr. DaveA Seedy Storyby Dr. Dave HepburnSome cause happiness wherever they go; others... whenever they go. Oscar Wilde When a doctor walks into an exam room, the opening greeting is important in establishing the length, quality and potential pain of that visit. How are you? I ask. Im in a doctors office, what do you think? Right. Well, what brings you here today? The bus. And so on. And if your opening gambit is Im not a hypochondriac, doctor, but I think a seed or a cedar is stuck in my... we reflexively think Yes you are. It appears as though youre familiar with that diagnosis. Hello, Melissa. Im Dr. Hepburn. How are you? Pretty good. How are you, doctor? Well... I conceded in my usual schtick in order to inject a little disarming disarmament into the visit and basically entertain myself ... my stocks are down, my hemmorhoids are up, my knee is sore, my wife is sore, my dog threw up, my hairline is receding rather than reseeding, my son is driving again... By this time, most patients get that Im not really serious and some get that Im not really a doctor. Sorry to hear that... replied Melissa. Youre obviously having a bad day. Melissa, 28, had suffered a stroke earlier in the year. Usually, 28-year-olds dont suffer strokes, they suffer from diseases like acne emergencies on a Friday night (two fresh pimples constitute a full on calamity), cold sores in hot spots and the occasional outbreak of pregnancy. But unbeknownst to Melissa, a congenital malformation had formed in her brain when she was a congenital. It burst at age 28. Fortunately, she did well and seemed to suffer no real ill consequences. She said her memory was affected a little and she couldnt move an arm quite as well and that her memory was affected and, if I recall, she wasnt moving her arm, I think, quite as well, but otherwise she was OK. And apparently her memory was affected, poor thing. She sat in the office with a plastic grocery bag, The Market on Yates, bulging with bananas and Arabian coffee and crackers and stuff. She was also holding a gorgeous, gigantic sunflower with a mass of impressive seeds and a four foot stem. Heck of a flower you got there miss, dont turn your back on it or your groceries will be gone. You know, doctor, I get a sunflower whenever I need a little boost because for some reason they just seem to brighten my day. I dont recall what her visit was about, specifically, and I continued on with my day of stamping out Victorias diseases, one bad seed at a time. A couple of hours later, Whitley, one of my ultra attractive (my birthday is coming up) staff, came traipsing around the corner, arm extended. Dr Dave, this is for you. In her hand she had you guessed it a giant sunflower, bigger than a Whitley. Melissa, wherever you are, I hope youre having a good day because really, my dog didnt throw up over my stocks, wife, knee or any other body part. I wasnt having a bad day at all. But now I was having a very good day, thanks to you. I must admit that later on that day I gave away that sunflower to someone who really wasnt having a good time of things. A re-gifted sunflower. But you planted the seeds. I cant help but wonder if this is how you always were or if this is the actions of someone who sustained a stroke to the unpleasant dandelion lobe of the brain (the cerebellas lindsaylohanus). If the latter is the case, Melissa, then it was a stroke of good luck for those whose lives you enter. If enriching the moment and bringing a smile to the faces of those you encounter is now what you enjoy... youve suc-seeded. 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. Old Cell Phones End Domestic ViolenceDid you know that donating your old, used or even broken cell phone could potentially save a life? Having access to a phone is something most of us take for granted, but wireless phones can serve as a vital link to emergency or support services in a time of crisis, or as a reliable, safe connection to employers, family and friends, as survivors rebuild their lives. The importance of a victim of domestic violence having access to a phone becomes clear once you understand that nearly one-third of women murdered in the United States are killed by a current or former intimate partner. Old, used and even broken cell phones, donated to A.C.T. are also recycled through the shelter alliance program to raise much-needed funds to support the life-saving programs and services A.C.T. provides to more than 9,000 women, children and men annually. Throughout the month of January, Iberia Bank and Abuse Counseling & Treatment, Inc. will be holding a postholiday cell phone collection drive and are asking that you please consider donating any old, used or broken cell phones to help in our efforts to end domestic violence. Cell phone donations can be dropped off at any Iberia Bank branch in Lee County during business hours or at the Second ACT Thrift Store, at 12519 S. Cleveland Avenue, Monday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. or Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information on donating used cell phones or inquiring on how your company, civic group or organization can hold a cell phone collection drive to benefit victims of domestic violence, call 939-2553. If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship please call A.C.T.s 24-hour hotline at 939-3112. Blood Pressure Screening The Sanibel Fire District will offer complimentary blood pressure screening at the Sanibel Recreation Center on Monday, January 2 from 9 a.m. until noon. High blood pressure increases the risk of stroke, heart attack, heart failure, kidney disease and even blindness in some cases. The Sanibel Fire Districts complimentary screenings are offered as a first step in determining if further examination by a health care professional is necessary. The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Daily, weekly, semi-annual and annual memberships are available. For more information, call the Rec Center at 472-0345 or visit www.mysanibel.com. 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 Read us online at IslandSunNews.com To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213
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answer on page 35BPROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY SUDOKUTo play Sudoku: Complete the grid so that every row, column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 (the same number cannot appear more than once in a row, column or 3x3 box.) There is no guessing and no math involved, just logic.answer on page 35B PAINTING Residential & Commercial Painting COLOR SCHEMES on request fromSanibel Home FurnishingsPower Washing Wallpaper Hanging Faux Finishing Free Estimates Interior & Exterior Dependable Reliable Licensed & InsuredLic #S3-11944 With your contract a donation to your favorite charity will be made. 395-3928 Cell: 841-4302ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 30, 201134B CUSTOM HOME BUILDER We do it all from repairing a door to adding a 2nd FloorNew Construction TooP. O. Box 922 Sanibel, FL 33957 Fax (239) 472-8449DeCorte FourCustom Home Builders, Inc. Ph (239) 472-8446 DeCorteFour.com Ron DeCorte #CBC058483PAINTING 239-694-0645 Craftsmanship with Precision Doors & Windows, Crown Molding, Custom Decks Remodels, Interior and Exterior Paintingwww.2niceguys.netS213640 S313641 Member BBB A+ Rating2 Nice Guys, Inc. CONTRACTORCarpentry PaintingPERSONAL TRAINER SanFit Training Free ConsultationStrength Weight Management BalanceLaura McGowan Personal Trainer Conditioning Coachlaura@sanfittraining.com 239 464 7876 www.sanfittraining.com COMPUTERS/TECHNOLOGY
KING CROSSWORD MAGIC MAZE SUDOKU SUPER CROSSWORD PUZZLE ANSWERSPROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY SCRAMBLERS ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 30, 201135B VETERINARY SERVICES Dr. Mark W. Hullstrung House Calls for Dogs and Cats By Appointment:(239) 244-1401 VETERINARY SERVICES FOR SANIBEL, CAPTIVA & FORT MYERS CABINETS MONDO CABINETS MONDO CABINETS Quality Kitchen and Bath Cabinets Quality Kitchen and Bath Cabinets www.mondocabinets.com www.mondocabinets.com 239-267-1004 239-267-1004 239-565-0025-cell 239-565-0025-cell 239-267-1007-fax 239-267-1007-fax e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail: email@example.com 5780 Youngquist Road 5780 Youngquist Road Unit #4 Unit #4 Ft. Myers, FL 33912 Ft. Myers, FL 33912 Shirley C. Daraban Shirley C. DarabanIMPACT WINDOWS & DOORS/GLASS Stevens & Sons GlassReplacement Impact Windows & Sliding Doors, Mirrors, Tub & Shower Enclosures, Store Fronts, Porch Enclosures, French Doors, Plate Glass2416 Palm Ridge Road Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Phone: (239) 472-0032 Fax: (239) 472-0680Insured Licensed# S2-11975Specialists in impact condo complex replacement COSMETICS MAGGIE BUTCHER 904 Lindgren Blvd. Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Ph: 239-395-0978 / 317-509-6014 firstname.lastname@example.org Products: www.marykay.com/mbutcher Career information available Gift ideas available New Product! Night Restore & Recover ComplexLAWN SERVICE P.O. Box 1067 Estero, FL 33929 Joe Scarnato (239) email@example.com Scarnato Lawn ServiceLawn Service, Shrubs and Tree Trimming Weeding, Irrigation Repair and Inspection, Installation of Plants, Trees and Mulch CONTRACTORS 24/7 Rapid Response Line239-472-1888License # CMC056884 Honest Honest * Reliable Reliable * Dependable Dependable LA WN S ER VI CE CONSTRUCTION/REMODELING CONTRACTORS MILLS BROTHERS BUILDING CONTRACTORS Joseph Mills Lic. #CBC058789William Mills Lic. #CBC058788Of ce Phone & Fax 239-472-6711 Custom Home Building|Remodels Design Service Available Sanibel Owned & Operated
Classified Ad Deadline Monday At Noon HELP WANTED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES WANTED AUTO FOR SALE BOATS CANOES KAYAKS WANT TO BUY COMMERCIAL SPACEISLAND SUN DECEMBER 30, 201136B PROFESSIONAL CLEANING SERVICESResidential Commercial Interior Windows Carpet Cleaning Jennifer Watson 239-810-6293SR 11/13 N TFN Bob AdamsResidential Renewal ServicesHandyman(Carpentry, maintenance toilets, faucets, ceiling fans, sliding doors, etc.)768-0569 or Cell 464-6460RS 11/14 M TFN Licensed & Insured 25+ years experienceCOMPANION SERVICE Sanibel-Captiva Care and Companion Service, LLC Medical appointments, general transportation, shopping, light meal preparations, and light cleaning. Our services are customized to meet our clients needs. Call 239-395-3591, or for an emergency call 239-472-0556.SR 10/3 B TFN HELLE'S CLEANING SERVICES Residential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047SR 11/13 B TFN DORADO PROPERTY MANAGEMENTHOME WATCH/CARE Full Range of Services Excellent Organizational Skills Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 Call Lisa 239-472-8875RS 10/1 BM TFN MUSIC INSTRUCTIONSIn piano, saxophone, ute. On Sanibel/Captiva or South Fort Myers. Quali ed, experienced teacher. Call 239-989-7799RR 10/8 CC TFN HOUSE CARE While you are away by retired architect, Sanibel resident. Call 395-1649.RS 11/12 NC TFN DOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800SR 1/30 B TFN DOCK YOUR YACHT ON SANIBELPrime east end direct access dockage. Seawall, electricity, water, parking. Only minutes to the gulf! Call: 470-2866RS 12/17 CC TFN SANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971NR 9/2 BM TFN 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Fl Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1 Fax: 239-472-2334 www.crowclinic.orgHELP US PLEASE!!We need volunteers for: Clinic emergency patient admissions desk and baby animal feeders Visitor education center greeters and gift shop cashiers CROW (239) 472-3644, ext. 231 or firstname.lastname@example.orgRS 10/28 NC TFN TO PLACE AN AD LOG ON: IslandSunNews.com& click on Place Classified HELP WANTEDExp. Interior Designer/Decorator Resume to Cliff@DecDen.netNS 11/25 CC 12/30 MONINO CONSTRUCTION, INC.CBC 1257406 Home Maintenance, Drywall, Tile, Paint, Carpentry. Call Luis 239-209-3979 Licensed & InsuredRR 12/9 CC 12/30 OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE700 square feet. Good Periwinkle location. Call Joe 516-972-2883. NS 12/9 PC 12/30 VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDAt The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000RS 12/16 NC 1/6 HELP WANTEDFull time Clinic Assistant at The Sanibel School, tolls paid. Call Maureen at 472-1617. NS 12/16 NC 1/6 BUSINESS FOR SALEDowntown Fort Myers Business for sale. Owner moving out of state. For information, call 239-689-1660. $54,000RR 12/16 NC 1/6 MUSICIAN(S) WANTEDFemale jazz vocalist looking for a pianist or group of musicians to practice with for Sunday night gigs! Please call 518-796-4239.NR 12/23 CC 1/13 CASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280.RR 12/23 CC 1/13 TENNIS LESSONS Tennis Lessons $35. Racquet stringing & regripping; Pick Up & Delivery (24 Hour Service). USPTA certi ed. Tony Fittipaldi 239-896-6385. RS 12/30 PC 1/13 VW CABRIO CONVERTIBLENew black canvas top, new tires, silver grey body, runs good. 85,000 miles. $4,325. Its parked in front of 200 Periwinkle Way, Unit 125, Sanibel. Email email@example.com.NS 12/30 CC 1/20
REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE VACATION RENTAL VACATION RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL Classifieds Classifieds Classifieds Classifieds 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 30, 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 DAILYFOR SALE BY OWNERSuper, well maintained house, great neighbors, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, adjacent tennis courts and pool, near beach. Negotiable. 239-482-0997 NS 12/9 CC 12/30 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 12/9 CC 12/30 Island SunEMAIL: Ads@IslandSunNews.com LOT FOR RVUp to 35 ft. in ve star resort near Bunche Beach at Palmetto Palms. 55 and over. No pets. $600 per month or $3,000 for 6 months Tel. 239-489-2360NR 12/23 CC 12/30 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 12/23 CC 12/30 ANNUAL RENTAL SANIBELCharming old Sanibel style 2 BR 1 BA house. Lighthouse end. Great neighborhood. Beach access. Available in January. 252-341-6222NR 12/23 CC 12/30 Condo. 1/1 F. 2nd Floor $900/mo. Canal Home, 3/2/den/pool/dock just off Island $2,300/mo. Updated 3/3 piling home, Tons of storage/Pool/tennis $2,200/mo.472-6747Making Islanders out of ordinary citizens for over 35 years! Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/Owner ANNUAL RENTALSSANIBEL RS 12/23 BM TFN Isabella RasiIbt Rt En Cbnt Isabella Rasi (239) 246-4716EftIsabellaRasi@aol.com RS 12/30 NC 1/20McGREGOR 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. $1,299,000BAY FRONT OPEN HOUSETHU, DEC 29 from 2 4PM FRI, DEC 30 from 12 4PM#1314 ISABEL DRIVE (Periwinkle to Bailey to Bay to Isabel) 150 Bayfront. Nearly 1/2 acre on islands most prestigious drive. Over 4000 sq. feet. 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bath, den, fam room w/stone replace, nanny quarters, formal dining. Walls of windows with bay front pool enhancing perfect water views. $2,295,000 www.1314isabeldr.com Glenn Carretta Broker Associate John R. Wood Island Real Estate Inc. 239-850-9296 www.TeamSanibel.com NR 12/30 BM 12/30 LIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511NR 12/30 CC 1/20 SANIBEL HOUSE ON EAST END3,100 sq. ft., 4 bed with 3 full baths. Ground level ranch home on canal with private boat dock. Large screened, oversized pool, 2 car garage, large double lot, fully applianced. Includes yard and pool maintenance. Short walk to beach. Annual rental only. $2,950. Call 401-524-2713NR 12/30 CC 1/6 MOVING/GARAGE SALESaturday, December 31st 7:30 am 1617 Sand Castle Road, SanibelNS 12/30 PC 12/30
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 30, 201138B My name is Charlotte (ID #370547) and Im a 5-year-old spayed female brown lab mix. Im a super happy, friendly dog and my needs are simple. I just want a forever home with a family that will love me like I love them. A backyard to play in and a few toys wouldnt be bad either! My adoption fee is $30 during Decembers Home 4 The Holidays Adoption Promotion. Hello! My name is Marshmallow (ID #519840) and Im an 8-year-old male white and orange domestic short hair. I guess I got my name because Im soft and squishy like a marshmallow. Theres plenty of me to love and I promise to love you back. I wont be a lot of trouble, either. My favorite pastime is powernapping! My adoption fee is $25 (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. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive in Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if 3 months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs 6 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. Vendors Sought For Pet ExpoGrace Community Center will host a Pet Expo on Saturday, February 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vendors are being sought for this first annual event, with booths starting at $45. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Grace Community Center and its pet ministries including Feed The Pack and PAWS. We are thrilled to offer this type of event to our community, said Carol Musselman, event chair. We are seeking pet vendors of all types to ensure we provide great value to our guests. If you are interested in being a vendor, contact Carol Musselman by phone at 574-7161 or e-mail her at email@example.com. Grace Community Center is a hub for the community, providing a path so that its neighbors can live lives of freedom and dignity. This 56,000-square-foot facility and its ministries greatly impact the Cape Coral/North Fort Myers area and the Route 41 corridor between Tampa and Naples. Teams feed the hungry, clothe the needy, heal the sick and educate the uneducated. For more information on Grace Community Center, call 244-1818 or visit www.egracecenter. org. Marshmallow ID # 519840 Charlotte ID #370547photos by squaredogphoto.com
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