Island sun
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Title: Island sun
Uniform Title: Island sun (Sanibel, Fla.)
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Publisher: Lorin Visek & Ken Rasi
Place of Publication: Sanibel, Fla
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Publication Date: 12-28-2012
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DECEMBER/JANUARY SUNRISE/SUNSET: 7:15 5:45 7:16 5:45 7:16 5:46 7:16 5:47 7:16 5:47 7:17 5:48 7:17 5:49 VOL. 20, NO. 27 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA DECEMBER 28, 2012 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands Read Us Online at IslandSunNews.com 13th Annual New Years Day Polar Bear PlungeOn Tuesday, January 1, the Sanibel-Captiva Chapter of the National Polar Bear Club will hold its 13th 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. Dont forget to display your current new sticker or pay the parking fee. The meeting will begin with the singing of the traditional Polar Bear anthem by the Cubbies (first-timers), continued on page 2 John Papa Bear Carney prepares to pop the cork during the 2012 Polar Bear Plunge BIG ARTS Classical Afternoon Series To Feature Ars Nova String TrioBIG ARTS will present a classical concert featuring Ars Nova String Trio on Sunday, January 6 at 3:30 p.m. BIG ARTS is located at 900 Dunlop Road. Tickets are $32 for general admission, $109 for the four Classical Afternoon Concert Series, with students and children free with a paying adult. The Ars Nova String Trio is establishing itself as an important presence in the chamber music world. The members of the trio have performed in many of the greatest halls including Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Severance Hall and in international venues. They have experience performing in festivals including Marlboro Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Tanglewood, and Chamber Music of the Rockies. Ars Nova is Jennifer Kozbial (violin), John T. Posadas continued on page 29 Adam Satinsky, Jennifer Kozbial and John T. Posadas The Sanibel Recreation Center will be Poppin, Hoppin and Bubblin into 2013 during the New Years Eve Party on Monday, December 31. Doors open at 8 p.m. and close at 12:15 a.m. Admission is $15 per adult (18 and older) in advance; $20 at the door; $12 per child (ages seven to 17) in advance; $15 at the door; children six and under are free. Purchase tickets at the Sanibel Recreation Center. There will be food, games, DJ, dancing, magician, juggler, ventriloquist and midnight balloon drop. Enter for a chance to win the 50/50 Raffle; 50 percent goes to the winner; 50 percent to the recreation center financial assistance program. Tickets are six for $5 and you need not be present to win. There will be 75 seats open for Bingo for adults. You must be 18 or older. Cost is $85 in advance and $100 at the door, which includes admission and three Bingo cards. Over $9,000 in prizes will be awarded. Five items will be up for bid in the continued on page 2 New Years Eve Party At Sanibel Recreation Center Back from left: Matt Fannon, Barbara Gennity, Billy Lees, Tiffany Casola, Tasha Maddix, Amanda Dusick, Jai Earle, Andrea Miller, Debbie Kwok; middle from left: Matt Erpenbeck, Dave DeFonzo. Front: Tom Downin. Happy New Year!


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 28, 20122 From page 1New Years Eve Partysilent auction, and all proceeds will go to the financial assistance program for workers on the island and island residents who qualify for their children to attend the after school program, fun days, holiday and summer day camp at the rec center. The Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Foundation is a major sponsor of this event. The party is family friendly, alcohol and tobacco free. Children 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult. The Sanibel Recreation Center is at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information call 472-0345, visit www. mysanibel.com or call Chairman Barry Roth at 313-9591. From page 1Polar Bear PlungeJuveniles (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. Massive media coverage is again expected to be on hand to historically document this annual event. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. Remember to 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 one helluva memorable activity. Its the only event going on at the crack of noon on New Years Day, its free and its fun! Last year, more than 300 bears took the plunge with more than 300 others watching. For more information about this chilling event, contact Papa Bear, John Carney at 395-1767. AARP Safe Driving ProgramThe next AARP Safe Driving Program on Sanibel will take place on consecutive Thursdays January 10 and 17 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Center4Life building on Library Way. Attendance at both sessions is required. The Island Seniors are the sponsors of this safe driving class. The classroom experience is interactive and fast-moving. Many of the key teachings are presented by videos. Included are defensive driving techniques, new traffic laws and rules of the road. Those 50 and over who complete the program are presented with a certificate, making them eligible for a discount on auto insurance. The cost for the two-day course is $14, with a discount of $1 for AARP members. Registration is required. Call Ed VanderHey at 292-4012 for more information. Captiva Community Panel January MeetingMeeting of the Captiva Community Panel will be convened at 9 a.m. at South Seas Island Resort on Tuesday, January 8. A draft agenda which is subject to change follows. 9:00 a.m.: Introductions and roll call; approval of December 11 minutes 9:05 a.m.: Captiva Fire District update Chief Rich Dickerson 9:10 a.m.: CEPD update, Kathy Rooker, CEPD 9:15 a.m.: Hurricane Preparedness & Response Committee, Doris Holzheimer 9:20 a.m.: Election of panel officers 9:25 a.m. : Committee reports (as necessary): Land Development Code, Max Forgey (2 minutes) Communications, Susan Stuart (2 minutes) Financial, Ken Gooderham (1 minute) Water quality, Ken Gooderham Fundraising, Paul McCarthy 9:30 a.m.: Panel priorities and public involvement all 10:00 a.m.: Sunshine Law and the panel 10:15 a.m.: Panel bylaws: Update Mike Mullins 10:20 a.m.: Other business and public comment Confirm dates for next meeting (February 12) Adjourn The panels Bylaws Subcommittee will meet immediately after the panel meeting adjourns in the same room. Two or more panel members will be in attendance. Whats Happening At The House In 2013 Telephone: (239) 472-2155info@sanibelcommunityhouse.net 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 Holiday Mini GolfOpen Play $3 Dec. 26-28 10 am 8 pm Dec. 29 10 am 4:30 pm Tourney: 6 pm $50 in advanceThe Greatest Show On Sanibel Presenting: Cirque Vertigo GalaJan. 26, 2013 $100 Tickets on sale nowDance Series DatesFeb. 22, March 15, April 13 $20/ticket View party Photos www.islandphotographyllc.comTo enrich community spirit through educational, cultural and social gatherings in our historic Community House. The SCA is a 501c 3 Organization.Follow Us On FacebookSanibel Community Association needs your support. Go to www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net for more information, and become a member today! CLASSESComplimentary Shell CraftingMonday 10-12 noon Crafts on Sale daily until 3 pmZumbaMonday/Thursday 5:45 pm Tuesday/Thursday 10 am 11 am $15 & Seasonal Packages AvailableYogaTuesday/Thursday 8:30 -9:45 amSanctioned Duplicate BridgeTuesday at 1 pm $8.00 No play New Years DayPainting Wednesday 10-1 pm & 1:30-4:30 pm Fresh Certi ed Organic Produce Delicious Snacks, Treats and Drinks Wide Selection of Gluten Free and Vegan Products Highest Quality Supplements & Nutraceuticals THE ONLY ORGANIC HEALTH THE ONLY ORGANIC HEALTH FOOD STORE ON THE ISLAND! FOOD STORE ON THE ISLAND! Home of the sanibel sprout food co-op & Home of the sanibel sprout food co-op & Nikkis Sprout Spout: Our organic juice & Nikkis Sprout Spout: Our organic juice & smoothie bar & gourmet vegan delights! smoothie bar & gourmet vegan delights! Mon.-Sat.: 7am-6pm Fri. & Sat. 9pm-11pm (nightbirds welcome!) Mon.-Sat.: 7am-6pm Fri. & Sat. 9pm-11pm (nightbirds welcome!) Healthy Happy Hour every Friday 5-6pm All juice bar drinks 50% off Healthy Happy Hour every Friday 5-6pm All juice bar drinks 50% off Located at: 2330 Palm Ridge Road, Suite 9 239-472-4499Visit our website at: www.thesanibelsprout.com Please join us on Facebook Let food be thy medicine & medicine be thy food. Hippocrates 460 BC The Sanibel Sprout The Sanibel Sprout Your place to thrive! Your place to thrive! Organic Nutritious Healthy Lifestyle Organic Nutritious Healthy Lifestyle


3 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 28, 2012 Childrens Education Center Of The Islands Celebrates The HolidaysThe students at CECI entertained their families with songs such as Mele Kalikimaka, My Dreidel, Feliz Navidad and Must be Santa on the last day of school before the holidays. After the concert, everyone had homemade treats brought in by the parents. The event provided a time to catch up with each other and talk about plans for the break. It felt like a traditional Florida holiday season with warm weather, leis and Santa hats. The school is offering a winter break program for families that need childcare over the holidays. Classes resume January 7 and there is limited space available for 2s, 3s and Pre-K. To inquire, contact the school at 472-4538 or cecikids@earthlink.net. CECI children singing holiday songs Jack Willis Sophia Carter Jade Davis Riley Sullivan Presente d t h roug h speci al e arrangement wit h Music eat re International (MTI) p Show Sponsors S b y STUART RO SS New Years Eve Show 9 PM Includes Champagne $75 Januar y 11 Februar y 16 8 PM Jan. 23 & Feb. 6 2 PM M at in e $ 42 C hild 17 & Under $ 20 p S h ow S p onsors p S eason Sp onso r w Y c lu d N e w In c December 17 22 & 26 29 8 PM December 23 & 30 4 P M M atin e $ 42 Child 17 & Under $ 20


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 28, 20124 The Community House Sells T-Shirts Commemorating Sanibel StoopThe Community House currently holds the worlds largest treasure hunt record set by last seasons Sanibel Stoop event at Bowmans Beach to celebrate Shellabration! 2012 and the 75th Anniversary of the Shell Fair. Sanibel Shellabration t-shirts with the Guinness World Record logo are on sale now at The Community House for $15 each. These shirts will go fast so dont wait until they are all gone. Because we had so much community support for this event, we wanted to get a commemorative t-shirt said Marge Meek, SCA president, which hosted the event. It shows everyone this is a shell island. Our 76th Annual Shell Festival will run March 7-9, For details visit www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net, call 472-2155 or go to The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way. Three generations support SCA and The Community House. Pictured left to right Bailey Stephens, Joe Bronson, Carrie Faith, Kacey Peach, and Yvonne St. Clair PAWS, Protection of Animal Welfare Society, Inc., on Sanibel has a wonderful black kitty that needs a home. Salem is a small male approximately one year old. He is neutered and has all his shots. He is a wonderful boy with a sweet disposition who is anxious for someone to take him home and love him. Call Pam at PAWS at 472-4823 to adopt Salem. PAWS is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization and all donations are completely tax deductable. Please help this poor boy find his forever home! PAWS Pet Salem 1975-2019 periwinkle way Tahitian Gardens ShopOnSanibel.com Something for Everyone Breakfast & Lunch 7am 2:30pm 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 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


5 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 28, 2012 Huge Cereal And Milk Mountain Donated To The FISH Food PantryF.I.S.H. (Friends in Service Here) of Sanibel would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to our good friends and neighbors who are generously lending a hand in helping us restock our Food Pantry. Tom Louwers, representing SanibelCaptiva Kiwanis Club and Friends Who Care, spearheaded the drive and collected over 400 boxes of cereal. The Sanibel Milk Maids are donating $500 worth of milk to go with the cereal. FISH is more pressed for food items during the holiday season, resulting in increased demand from our neighbors in need. The generous donation arrives just in time to help us restock the pantry in time for the holiday season. We are very grateful to these organizations who have gone out of their way to support our organization in our time of need, said Bill Fellows, President of FISH. We sincerely appreciate this donation that will help provide for the families who use the food pantry on a weekly basis. Pictured above from left to right are: (top) Jessi Ziegler, Craig Albert, Eric Carlson, Tom Louwers; (bottom) Lynn Ridlehoover, Christine Swiersz and Nancy Bender IWA SEEKING BOARD MEMBERSIts election time at IWA again, and next year four seats on our Board of Directors will be up for election. The seats are currently held by William D. Carr, Lewis Garrett Dutton, Jr. and James M. Grif th. Mr. Carr is completing his 3rd and nal term; Mr. Dutton and Mr. Grif th are running for re-election for their 2nd terms. The fourth seat was previously held by Timothy A. Gardner and it is for the remaining 1 year of his rst term. IWA is governed by a ve member Board of Directors who serve without pay. Directors must be residents of Sanibel or Captiva, so that they can attend all Board meetings, and must be IWA Members or an of cial representative of a condominium or other IWA Corporate Member. Directors must have no con ict of interest, including but not limited to, active involvement in an enterprise which could potentially do business with IWA or which could bene t from involvement with IWA. Meetings are normally held on the fourth Tuesday of every month. Directors are elected by the Membership at IWAs Annual Meeting to be held in April. Anyone who would like to run for one of the open seats should contact our Board Recording Secretary, Beau Stanley, at (239) 472-2113 (extension 114) or by e-mail at beau@islandwater.com by no later than January 4, 2013. A background check will be run on all Board candidates. THE FUTURE HAS AN ANCIENT HEART Antique Diamond and Estate Jewelry American PaintingsTIFFANY ~ GALLE ~ ROOKWOOD ~ PERIOD BRONZES STERLING SILVER ~ ART NOUVEAU ~ ART DECOCaptiva Island, Florida (across from The Bubble Room Restaurant) 239-472-8442Seasonal December 18 April 10 11am 4pmalbertmeadowantiques@yahoo.comALBERT MEADOW ANTIQUES The Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club is pleased to announce that Tammy Anderson of Sanibel is the winner of the Island Temptations drawing held on December 18 at the Sanibel Grill. Tammy won more than 20 gift certificates to local restaurants donated by Sanibel and Captiva fine food establishments. The Optimists thank the following donors for their generous contributions: The Bubble Room, Timbers Restaurant, The Green Flash, Jacaranda, The Mucky Duck, Over Easy Caf, Pinocchios, Sanibel Caf, Greenhouse Grill, Traders, Beachview, Sanibel Deli, Sanibel Fish House, The Great White Grill, Jerrys Restaurant, Sweet Melissas, Cips, Lighthouse Caf, Island Pizza, Doc Fords, Stilwell Enterprises, Rosies Caf, Lazy Flamingo. All proceeds are used to support the needs of local children and other local charitable groups who also support kids needs. CARD OF THANKS Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com


Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2012 Island Sun USPS 18: Bulk Rate permit paid for at Sanibel, Florida, 33957 Postmaster: Send change of address to Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957 Published every Friday for the people and visitors of Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Distribution: 10,000 12,000 per week (seasonal). Mailed free to Sanibel and Captiva residents every Friday. Subscription prices: Third Class U.S. $50 one year, $25 six months (Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery). First Class U.S. $115 one year, six months $58 (Allow 3-5 days for delivery). Prices include state sales tax. Send subscription requests to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957. The Island Sun will correct factual errors or matters of emphasis and interpretation that appear in news stories. Readers with news, tips, comments or questions, please call (239) 395-1213, or write to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957. FAX number: (239) 395-2299. E-mail: press@islandsunnews.comRead Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.comContributing WritersKaren Bell Kimberley Berisford Don Brown Nick Brown Constance Clancy, ED.D. Suzy Cohen Marcia Feeney Ed Frank Max Friedersdorf Priscilla Friedersdorf Jim George Shelley Greggs Bryan Hayes Dr. Dave Hepburn Craig R. Hersch Tanya Hochschild Jane Vos Hogg Shirley Jewell Audrey Krienen Patricia Molloy Cindy Malszycki Marge Meek Capt. Matt Mitchell Bruce Neill, PhD Matt Oakley Ed ONeil Laura Zocki Puerto Gerri Reaves Ph.D. Di Saggau Jeanie Tinch PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER PRINTED WITH LOW-RUB, SOYBEAN INK Co-Publishers Lorin Arundel & Ken Rasi Advertising George Beleslin Stacy Osborn Graphic Arts & ProductionAnn Ziehl Sarah Crooks Kris SeeReportersAnne Mitchell Jeff LysiakISLAND SUN DECEMBER 28, 20126 Shell Museum Finalizes Details For 2013 Under The Sea GalaThe Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is finalizing details for the seasons kick-off event, the 2013 edition of its annual museum gala, Under The Sea: In An Octopuss Garden With You. This year, the event takes on a groovy s theme with the BeatleBeat Tribute Band featuring Jimi Pappas to serve as inspiration and entertainment during the evening event hosted at The Sanctuary Golf Club. The spectacular and always entertaining gala will take place on Sunday, January 27 from 5 to 10 p.m. and will include cocktails and dinner, a silent auction featuring a plethora of goods and services donated by local merchants, and some amazing live auction items that are sure to help raise money for the benefit of the museums educational programs. Staff members from this years sponsors including the Sanibel-Captiva Trust Company (Grand Sponsor) have been featured in local media promotional spots dressed as the Fab Four around the island, donning wigs for Beatles-like album covers. Other generous sponsors include Tween Waters Inn, Adventures In Paradise, Baileys General Store, Doc Fords, Island Inn, John Grey Painting, Law Offices of Janet Strickland, Lily & Company Jewelers, Myers, Brettholtz & Company, PA, The Sanctuary Golf Club and The Timbers Restaurant & Fish Market. To learn more about the event or to register, visit the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museums website at www.shellmuseum.org or call John Suau at 395-2233. Also, look for more Beatles sponsors in the coming weeks. The BeatleBeat Tribute Band with Jimi Pappas will perform at Under The Sea 2013 Meditation Course Offered At SCUCCA course by Dr. William Morrow, entitled Practicing The Presence Of The Holy Through Meditation will be offered on January 3 and 10 beginning at 1 p.m. at Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. With your eyes closed, could you tell the differences between meditation, self-hypnosis, prayer, programmed relaxation and other mental disciplines? Sort out the benefits of each, and find out what each can do for you spiritually as well as psychologically. Join the discussion of transcendence, suggestion and brain processes. See how the Reformed tradition of the church can be attuned to a meditative practice, such as Centering Prayer. After this class, you will be able to go on your personal journey without leaving your seat. Dr. Morrow is in private practice, with office in Fort Myers and Cape Coral. He is an ordained Presbyterian minister, retired, and active in teaching courses in his career path, which follows psychology as well as theology. He is a graduate of Yale Divinity School and the Blanton Peale Graduate Institute in New York City. He also holds a Doctoral degree in Pastoral Psychology. He has been a resident of Fort Myers since 1974, when he became the organizing director of the Counseling and Growth Center. He is licensed by the state of Florida as a Marriage and Family Therapist. He is a trained twenty-year practitioner of Clinical Hypnosis. The current course offering was presented this past summer at Chautauqua Institute. For additional information, call 472-0497. American Legion Post 123 NewsOn Sunday, December 30, American Legion Post 123 will serve corned beef and cabbage all day long. The following Sunday, January 6, stop in for spaghetti and meatballs. Every Monday night is the 8-Ball Pool League beginning at 5 p.m. (The weekly Pool League will resume action on January 7). Texas Holdem is played every Thursday night at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. New players are always welcome. Every Friday, Post 123 serves a six-ounce ribeye steak sandwich all day. Stop in and try one, or treat yourself to 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. American Legion Post 123 is open Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday noon to 9 p.m., located at mile marker 3 on Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information, call 472-9979.


7 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 28, 2012 Dear Island Sun folks, Merry Christmas to one and all! Here once again, I want to say thank you to the Kiwanis for their wonderful Santa Run. Thank you, thank you, dear Kiwanis, for once again spreading happiness across Sanibel with your beautiful gracious Santa Claus delivering gifts from so many to so many more, year after year. Whoopee! Love, Betty Barrus League Of Women Voters To MeetThe League of Women Voters will meet Saturday, January 5, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., at Hilton Garden Inn. The speaker will be Jim Nathan, president and CEO of Lee Memorial Health System. Registration and networking begin at 8:30, breakfast is at 9, followed by the guest speaker. The member meeting will begin at 11. Cost is $15. Student rates are available. The meeting is open to league members and the public. RSVP by December 31 by calling 462-3444, or email carolbf@ centurylink.net. The Hilton Garden Inn is 12601 University Drive, Fort Myers (northeast corner of Summerlin and College Parkway). CARD OF THANKS Betty Barrus with Santa One of the Best Selections of Domestic and Imported Wines on the West CoastBest Liquor Selection on the IslandsSpecial Orders and Case Discounts No need to leave the island... it's all right here!Bailey's Shopping Center (just right of the hardware store) Corner of Periwinkle and Tarpon Bay 472-1682Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m. 9 p.m. Sun. noon 7 p.m.WINE SPECIALS (750 ML.)Edna Valley Chardonnay $9.99 Mondavi Private Selection Cabernet Reg. $11.99 SALE $9.99 J. Lohr Cabernet 750 ml. Reg. $16.99 SALE $13.99Baileys Irish Cream 750 ml. Reg. $26.99 SALE $23.99 Tanqueray Gin 750 ml. $20.99 Johnnie Walker Red Label Scotch 750 ml. $20.99CHAMPAGNE SPECIALS (750 ml.)Roederer Estates Brut $23.99Le Grand Courtage Brut and Rose $20.99Moet & Chandon Imperial Reg. $48.99 SALE $45.99 Oudinot Cuvee Brut $32.99THEYour One-Stop for WINE SPIRITS LIQUEURS CIGARS GIFT ITEMS YourOne-Stopfor GROG SHOP Walk-in HumidorGreat Selection of Cigars and Accessories Teen Jingle Bell SkateThe Sanibel Recreation Center invites teenagers to a Jingle Bell Skate at Bamboozles on Friday, December 28. There will be a dollar menu dinner stop before getting to the skating rink. Admission is $5 per person including the skate rental and is paid by the participant at Bamboozles. Bring a pair of socks. Cost to register is only $3 for Sanibel Recreation Center members and $3.75 for non-members. The van will leave the recreation center at 5 p.m. and return at approximately 11 p.m. Teens ages 12 to 15 are welcome. Van seating is limited. For more information call 472-0345. The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 28, 20128 Tahitian Gardens, Sanibel 239-395-5353www.SynergySportswear.com 1628 Periwinkle Way 472-2893 Heart of the Islands, SanibelOpen Monday Saturday www.threecraftyladies.com Make It & Take It Bead Bracelet Every Thursday $4.75Ask about our Sewing Machine Rental Program! Tropical Fabrics Tropical Fabrics Novelty Yarn Novelty Yarn Quilting Quilting Notions Notions Beads Beads Scrapbook Papers Scrapbook Papers Childrens Crafts Childrens Crafts Art Supplies Art Supplies Shell Crafts Shell Crafts Gifts Gifts Find us on Couple Exchange Vows On Captiva In Traditional Hindu Ceremonyby Jeff LysiakLast Friday afternoon, a couple from Orlando staged a traditional Hindu wedding on a private Captiva property known as The Otter Banks, with the bride arriving for her nuptials by seaplane and the groom being led by a musical procession of dancing, drumming and joy. On December 21, Rinita Vaishnav married Pablo Acevedo, a day after the couples Christian ceremony. Following Hindu tradition, their outdoor ceremony took place underneath a canopy known as a mandap while the service included the exchanging of garlands and rings. It was attended by approximately 75 guests. Guests attending the wedding During a traditional Hindu wedding ceremony held December 21 on Captiva, Rinita Vaishnav, far left, married Pablo Acevedo, far right. In the center, the brides parents wash the couples feet as part of the ceremony. photos by Jeff Lysiak Rinita Vaishnav married Pablo Acevedo were married at a property called The Otter Banks on Captiva Rinita Vaishnav places a garland over Pablo Acevedos shoulders The flower girls spread rose petals across the grass The bride arrived by boat, accompanied by her father


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ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 28, 201210 Churches/ TemplesANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH: 8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers Rev. Dr. Elias Bouboutsis Orthros Service Sunday 9 a.m. Divine Liturgy Sunday 10 a.m. Fellowship Programs, Greek School, Sunday School, Bible Study www.orthodox-faith.com, 481-2099 BAT YAM-TEMPLE OF THE ISLANDS: The Reform Congregation of Bat Yam Temple of the Islands meets for Friday night services at 8 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the United Congregational Church 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Rabbi Selwyn Geller For more information 239-472-0177 or adsilby@gmail.com CAPTIVA CHAPEL BY THE SEA: The Rev. Thomas E. Nyman Services every Sunday 11 a.m. 11580 Chapin Lane on Captiva. 472-1646. FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST: 2950 West Gulf Dr., Sunday 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School 10:30 a.m., Wednesday evening meeting 7:30 p.m.; Reading room open, Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (November through March), Friday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (summer hours). 472-8684. SANIBEL COMMUNITY CHURCH 1740 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, 472-2684 Dr. Daryl Donovan, Senior Pastor Sunday Worship Hours:7:45 a.m. Traditional Service with Communion9 a.m. Contemporary Service with Kids Church10:45 a.m. Adult and Youth Sunday School classes; 11 a.m. Traditional Service with Choir. Childcare available at all services. SANIBEL CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST: 2050 Periwinkle Way 472-0497 The Rev. Dr. John H. Danner, Sr. Pastor. The Rev. Deborah Kunkel, Associate Pastor Sunday Worship Services: 7:45 a.m. Chapel Service, 9 and 11 a.m. Full Service, with Sunday School and Nursery Care provided. Elevator access. ST. ISABEL CATHOLIC CHURCH: 3559 San-Cap Rd., 472-2763 Pastor: Rev. Christopher Senk, Saturday Vigil Mass 5 p.m. Sunday Masses 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Daily Mass Wed., Thurs., Fri. 8:30 a.m. Communion Service Mon. and Tues. 8:30 a.m. Confession first Saturday of the month 9 a.m. by appointment. Holy Days call ST. MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS EPISCOPAL CHURCH: 2304 Periwinkle Way between the Bean and Baileys, 472-2173 Rev. Dr. Ellen Sloan, Rector www.saintmichaels-sanibel.org Worship Services: Saturdays at 5 p.m. Sundays at 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday School (PreK-gr.5) at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Potluck Supper 1st Wed. of the month 5:30 p.m. Morning Prayer Tuesdays at 9 a.m. UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISTS OF THE ISLANDS: Meets on the first Sunday of each month from December through April at the Sanibel Congregational Church, 2050 Periwinkle Way at 5 p.m. A pot luck is held at a members home on the third Sunday of each month. For more information call 433-4901 or email ryi139@aol.com. JACQUELINE GAY SMITH GRIFFITHJacqueline Gay Smith Griffith (Gay) of Sanibel passed away on December 19, 2012 in her home. She was 76 years old. Gay was born in Birmingham, Alabama on November 16, 1936 and lived much of her childhood in Atlanta, Georgia. She graduated from high school in Louisville, Kentucky and attended Birmingham Southern College and the University of Connecticut. She met her husband Jim Griffith at UConn, and they were married in 1957. Gay earned a bachelors degree from Georgia State University and a masters degree from Valdosta State University. She had a rich career teaching in public schools in Valdosta, Georgia and Fulton County, Georgia. Gay and Jim became permanent residents of Sanibel in 1999. Gay always loved the water and was on her college synchronized swimming team and later taught swimming and lifesaving for the American Red Cross. She enjoyed water aerobics three times each week at the Sanibel Recreation Center. Gay and Jim also enjoyed the tranquility of their lake house in the North Georgia Mountains, in Rabun County. There, Gay enjoyed gardening, hiking, canoeing and kayaking. The most important priority throughout Gays life was her family. She was the loving mother of five children: sons Michael Griffith of Spring, Texas, Brian Griffith of San Diego, California and B. Howard Griffith (deceased); daughters Linda Griffith of Cambridge, Massachusetts and Susan Griffith Bradbury Berthelot of Atlanta, Georgia. She was also very proud of her nine grandchildren and one great granddaughter. She is also survived by her brother, Gordon Smith of Ormond Beach, Florida. On Sanibel, Gay was a volunteer at Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, The International Osprey Foundation and Sanibel-Captiva Audubon Society, the Bayou Preservation Association, and Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Gays family is planning a private memorial service. In lieu of flowers or gifts, Gay would have appreciated a donation in her memory to any of the organizations listed above, where she volunteered. OBITUARY HENRIETTA W. KARASINHenrietta W. Karasin, a loving sister, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend died peacefully on Thursday, December 6, 2012 at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mt. Kisco, New York. A long time resident of Mt. Kisco and Sanibel, Hennys main passions in life were family, friends, the arts and travel. Born on December 8, 1926, Henny attended Brooklyn College and received a BA in Education. After teaching elementary school for several years, Henny raised four children and decided to embrace her passion for art. Henny studied at the Parsons School of Design, Brooklyn Museum Art School and Silvermine College of Art before embarking on a new career as a sculptress. As Hennys work matured she expanded from iron sculptures to breaking new ground by incorporating soft weavings in with the hard metal. She exhibited her works in numerous galleries in New York and Florida, won various awards, and had sculptures included in various corporate, institutional and private collections. Henny was always active taking courses and volunteering at BIG ARTS on Sanibel, where one of her sculptures is part of their permanent collection. Henny was instrumental in the growth of Bet Torah Temple in Mt. Kisco during its early years and was a founding member of the Bat-Yam Temple on Sanibel. Together with her husband, Ken, Hennys adventurous spirit sent her traveling the world to experience new cultures, viewpoints and, whenever possible, they visited a local synagogue. They journeyed to six of the seven continents, multiple times, yet skipped Antarctica. After all, like any long time snowbird, Henny avoided the cold! Henny is survived by her brother Barney Wallitzer (Lauderhill, Florida), her husband Ken Karasin (Sanibel), her four children and their spouses Brad and Shuly Karasin (Lido Beach, New York), Craig and Sandra Karasin (Moorestown, New Jersey), Blair and Victoria Karasin (Boca Raton, Florida), Michael Samet and Elissa Karasin-Samet (Sanibel), 11 grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Throughout her life, Henny Karasin was an inspiration to everyone she met as to how to live life with gusto, joy and passion. She will be sorely missed. A service in her honor took place at Bat-Yam Temple/Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ. OBITUARY ELAINE GRABIAK SUPPESElaine Grabiak Suppes, 77, passed away peacefully December 5, 2012, near her beloved home of Sanibel Island, Florida. She was born April 27, 1935, in Johnstown, Pennsylvania to Dr. Charles and Virginia Grabiak. Elaine was an accomplished dancer in her youth and a student of Gene Kelly School of Dance. She began her career at Georgetown University School of Nursing and became one of the first people in the country to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. She then went on to acquire a Masters degree in nursing administration from the University of Pittsburgh before becoming one of the first women to graduate from the West Virginia University School of Law, while working as a nurse administrator for the United Mine Workers Health and Welfare Fund. Elaine was a member of Florida State Bar, West Virginia State Bar and Pennsylvania State Bar and Florida Nurses Association. Most importantly, Elaine was a loving mother, who is dearly missed by her surviving daughters, Courtney Droz, Melissa Pottinger, Lesley and Hilary Suppes; as well as her grandchildren, Syndey, Olivia and Billy Droz; Riley, Torin and Becket Pottinger; and Ben Jensen; niece, Maria Thiele, and nephew, William Thiele, Wyoming; great-nephew, Ian Marple; and first cousins, Teddy and Bobby Grabiak, Florida. She was preceded in death by her cherished son, Frederick Stokes Suppes III; devoted sister, Karol Grabiak Thiele; and beloved nephew, Greg Thiele. Close to her heart and with her in her final hours was her faithful friend, Leeanna Mottern, who will forever be in our prayers. Elaines family also would like to thank her FISH family and countless friends on Sanibel Island, especially Maggi Feiner, as well as St. Isabel Catholic Church. Private service will be held by the family. Your memory is our keepsake with which well never part; God has you in His keeping, we have you in our hearts. A beach memorial on Sanibel Island is planned for Saturday, January 5. Please contact Maggi Feiner at FISH of Sanibel at 239-472-4775 for additional information. OBITUARY Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com


11 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 28, 2012 ABWA Announces SpeakersGayle Dehaan-Garland, President of the Sanibel Chapter of the American Business Womens Association, has announced the following guest speakers for January through March: January 8 at 6 p.m. Entrepreneurship and Leading Others to Reach their Potential presented by Sandy Stilwell. Sandy is a well-known business leader in our community, owning many businesses on Captiva (including Key Lime Bistro; RC Otters; Sunshine Seafood Caf & Wine Bar; Cantina Captiva; Captiva Pizza; Latteda Coffee Shop; Captiva Island Inn; Celebration Center and Paradise Center) and Fort Myers (including Sunshine Grille and the soon-to-be-opened, fishingthemed restaurant SS Hookers, located directly off the causeway). She seeks to empower her own employees and those she meets to fulfill their potential in whatever endeavor they chose to be engaged. This presentation will be on a questionand-answer basis. February 12 at 6 p.m. Creating Self-Empowerment by Improving Your Health through Energy Medicinefrom a Business and Personal Perspective presented by Karen L. Semmelman, owner of Semmelman Energy Center with offices in Sanibel and Boston. Karen brings her skills as a matrimonial lawyer of 30 years with a degree in psychology to this energy practice. She seeks to empower her clients by teaching them techniques to activate their bodys natural healing abilities to restore vital energies that may have become weak, disturbed or out of balance. As a business owner of numerous businesses (including a law firm with 30 employees), she will provide tips on enhancing business development. This presentation will be audience participatory. March 12 at 6 p.m. CorpoReality...BodyMind Strategies for Healthy Work Healthy Lives presented by Holly Maiz. Holly is the owner of BodyMind WellBeing, located on Sanibel. Holly is a bodymind psychotherapist specializing in optimal health. With a Masters Degree in Somatic (Body) Psychology and Dance Therapy from Naropa University, Holly brings the exploration of the bodys inherent wisdom to corporate, educational and therapeutic settings throughout the U.S. She will provide snapshots of achieving healthy living in our busy lives today, seeking to provide the audience with methods to find awareness of the bodys natural intelligence to enhance our vitality. The presentation will be interactive. The presentations will be at 6 p.m. at the Sanibel Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month. Guests are welcome. If you are interested in attending, please contact Barbara Boulton, membership chair at 222-9713 or email her at baboult@embarqmail.com. The cost for the evening is $22, payable by check or cash. Please come and enjoy these opportunities to gain insights and knowledge from these well-respected and valued business leaders! Stock Up On Raffle TicketsStuff your holiday stockings with 50/50 raffle tickets from the Sanibel Recreation Center. Fifty percent of the proceeds from the raffle goes to the City of Sanibel Financial Assistance Program to help children attend the after school, fun days, summer and holiday camps at the Sanibel Recreation Center, and the other 50 percent goes to the winner. The winning ticket will be drawn at 11:45 p.m. on New Years Eve. The winner does not need to be present to win. Tickets can be purchased at the Sanibel Recreation Center. A book of six tickets costs $5. Last years winner won $2,205. The Sanibel Recreation Center is at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information, call 472-0345, visit www. mysanibel.com or call Chairman Barry A. Roth at 313-9591. Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy & Pilates Phone # 239-395-5858 Administrative Of ces & Classrooms Phone # 239-472-9700 Conveniently located on Periwinkle Way across from Sanibel Community Park Conveniently located on Periwinkle Way across from Sanibel Community ParkShare your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com Send your editorial copy to:press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 28, 201212 Locals Birthday Wish Helps Feed Those In NeedFISH (Friends in Service Here) of Sanibel was the recipient of a generous gift just in time for the busy holidays. Sanibel resident Becky Mulka, whose birthday is December 12, set out to help feed those in need by asking the community to donate canned goods to FISH in honor of her birthday. The success of this event was amazing, said Mulka, who more than doubled her goal by bringing in more than 3,000 canned goods and is still receiving donations. Mulka said that she was really touched by the help she received from the island community. She added that she will never forget this and would like to say thank you to everyone who helped make her birthday wish a reality. Mulka would also like to extend a special thank you to Pfeifer Realty, Sanibel Grill, Barrier IT Solutions, Cozette Salon and William E. Wilson. Becky Mulka with Maggi Feiner, executive director of FISH BIG ARTS Oscars Contenders Film Series To BeginOn Wednesday, January 2 at 1 p.m., the Island Cinema will show the first movie in the BIG ARTS Academy Awards Contenders Film Series, Life Of Pi. Following the movie, a discussion will take place at George & Wendys Seafood Grille. Tickets are available at the Island Cinema for $8 each. Other movies in the series will be announced prior to the weekly showing. Based on the best-selling novel by Yann Martel, Life Of Pi is a magical adventure story centering on Pi Patel, the precocious son of a zookeeper. Dwellers in Pondicherry, India, the family decides to move to Canada, hitching a ride on a huge freighter. After a shipwreck, Pi finds himself adrift in the Pacific Ocean on a 26-foot lifeboat with a zebra, a hyena, an orangutan and a 450-pound Bengal tiger named Richard Parker, all fighting for survival. Life Of Pi was directed by Ang Lee and has been nominated for nine Golden Globe Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. Running time is 120 minutes. 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


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ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 28, 201214 Razorbill Invasion Of Floridasubmitted by Lillian and Don Stokes, SanibelRazorbills, a seabird from the Northeast and very rare in Florida waters, are now invading the state in record numbers. Birders are calling this astounding event both exciting and disturbing. This may be just the tip of the iceberg and we may see many more razorbills to come. Up until this December, there have previously been only 14 records of razorbills appearing in Florida, with only one record for the Gulf Coast. Now there are hundreds, if not thousands, of razorbills in Florida waters. Razorbills have been seen from Jacksonville all the way down along the eastern coast, around the tip in the Keys, and up the Gulf Coast as far as Pensacola. The birds have been found close to beaches, around fishing piers, and quite far offshore as well. A flock of over 500 razorbills was seen in Palm Beach County on December 14. We have seen razorbills numerous times on Sanibel during the last week including seeing 12 razorbills at Blind Pass on December 18. Sadly, we found one dead razorbill on the east end of Sanibel on December 19 and took it to CROW, where they reported that they had two injured razorbills they were treating and had received three other dead razorbills, two from Fort Myers Beach and one from Bunche Beach. Razorbills are cute, roughly footballsized (body-wise), black and white seabirds that usually live in the cold offshore and nearshore waters of the North Atlantic, mostly over the Continental Shelf. In winter, they rarely go south of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. They dive underwater, swimming rapidly to catch small fish and crustaceans, their main diet. This strange razorbill invasion has birders and scientists scratching their heads and no one yet knows the exact cause, but the razorbill movements and numbers are being tracked by scientists, as well as birders who are reporting numbers to the large national database called ebird. org and to local Florida birding listserves such as South West Florida Birdline (SWFLBirdline@yahoogroups.org). Changes in the distribution of alcids (the group of seabirds to which razorbills belong) is usually due to food shortages. Interestingly, according to an ebird.org article, there has been an unusually high (4 degrees C. above normal) Sea Surface Temperature (SST) rise this November and December along the Continental Shelf from Long Island to Massachusetts. This might cause the small fish that razorbills feed on to disperse elsewhere. At the same time, razorbill populations may have increased due to conservation measures on their breeding grounds. Also, razorbills in Arctic Canada may have increased because of more food availability there during breeding due to, ironically, warmer ocean water allowing some prey items to move northward during that time. Therefore, what is now occurring is an increased population of razorbills that are not finding food in their traditional winter places and are forced to move south to Florida and other areas in search of food. Razorbills are not the only unusual seabirds we may see here on Sanibel this winter. Other alcids which look much like razorbills, such as thick-billed and common murres, as well as the tiny dovekie may show up. Indeed, there are already records for these species in Florida this winter. Black scoters, a type of sea duck from New England and the mid-Atlantic, are also being seen here in unusual numbers. We saw a group of 25 at Gulfside City Park on Sanibel on December 12. So keep your eyes peeled for these unusual species. Who knows what will happen this winter. Lillian and Don Stokes are winter residents of Sanibel, national birding authorities, and authors of The Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America. Razorbill in winter plumage photo by Lillian Stokes PAWS is searching for this lost female cat, Boots (aka Booty). She was last sean a few days ago on her front porch near Junonia and Pyrula. She was rescued just after Hurricane Charley and is about eight years old. Her family is desperately trying to find her. If you have seen this cat, please call Pam with PAWS at 4724823. LOST CAT Mon-Fri 9:30 am 4 pm Sat 9 am 3 pm (at the East End) 455 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel395-3455Unique Clothing for the well dressed Island Girl & Island Woman Size 2 3X Lisette Pantalon Joseph Ribkoff Crazy Larry Mon-Fri 9:30 am 4 pm(at the East End)455 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel472-5544Exclusively at On Sanibel For Over 20 Years! 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15 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 28, 2012 Otter Tales At SCCFNo one knows how many river otters live on Sanibel and Captiva. Come and learn about this large, aquatically adapted member of the weasel family. River otters are strong and graceful swimmers that capture the hearts of all who see them. Otter Tales begins at 10 a.m. on Thursday, January 3 in the SCCF auditorium. Following the program, take a walk on the trail and look for otter scat. The cost of the program is $5 per adult with SCCF members and children free. Call 472-2329 for more information. Otter bath Bobcat Tales At SCCFThere is a bobcat that calls every inch of Sanibel and Captiva home. Female bobcats may be giving birth to kits in January. Come to Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) and learn more about these shy felines that live so peacefully among us. The program begins at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, January 2 at the SCCF Nature Center at 3333 San-Cap Road. Cost is $5 per adult with SCCF members and children free. Following the program, take a walk on the trails to the Sanibel River, look for bobcat scat and climb the tower overlooking the Sanibel River. Call 472-2329 for more information. Mother and baby reclining JANUARYS BOATING COURSES BY THE SANIBEL CAPTIVA SAIL & POWER SQUADRON Americas Boating Course (One 8 hour class) Our Basic Boating Safety Course Earn your Florida Boating Safety CardSeamanship (4 Classes over 2 weeks) Close Quarters & Open Water Operations Rules of the Road Anchoring, Emergencies + Much MoreMarine Electrical Systems (9 Classes over 9 weeks) Essential for Anyone Wanting to Maintain eir Boats Electrical SystemsEngine Maintenance (8 classes over 8 weeks) Gas and Diesel Engines, Basic Mechanical Systems and Engine ControlsSaturday, January 19 @ 9:00 a.m Sanibel Publilc Library, 770 Dunlop Rd Begins ursday, January 10 @ 9:00 a.m SanCap Bank 2476 Library Way Begins Wednesday, January 23 @ 9:00 a.m. St Michaels Church 2304 Periwinkle WayBegins Tuesday, January 29 @ 9:00 a.m. SanCap Bank 2476 Library WayCome join our January 2013 courses to increase your knowledge of boating safety, seamanship and technical subjects. Led by our experienced team of certi ed instructors. For More Information visit http://www.usps.org/localusps/sancap/education.shtml or call Jack Purse, Squadron Educational O cer @ 239-233-7380


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 28, 201216 Audubon Program On Wood StorksOn Thursday evening, January 3, at 7:30 p.m., the SanibelCaptiva Audubon Society will host Jason Lauritsen as guest lecturer in a timely program entitled Recovering the Wood Storks of Corkscrew Swamp. Acting director of Audubons Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in Naples, Lauritsen has long been responsible for monitoring wood stork nesting at Corkscrew Swamp which has been continuously conducted by Audubon since 1958. The life history of the wood stork is uniquely adapted to historic South Florida. This species has been identified as an important indicator for determining ecosystem health and the progress of the Everglades Restoration Program. Historically, in the rainy season, July through November, widespread flooding connects wetlands with surface water, carrying fish and other aquatic fauna, allowing them to grow and multiply. In the dry season, November to June, surface water would slowly recede isolating fish in small depressions of water. The availability of healthy fish in these shallow pools determines the success or failure of a wood stork nesting season. Dramatic changes in the landscape of South Florida have led to the rapid degradation of wetlands and the wildlife that depend on them. The massive undertaking of Everglades Restoration promises to reverse some of the damages done by poor planning and a lack of ecological understanding. Therefore, the wood stork is especially suited to act as a measure of success for the restoration effort. Lauritsens lecture will examine the life history of the storks, the problems that led up to the listing of the wood stork as endangered and what needs to be done to recover the wood stork in South Florida. With a masters of art in science education from the University of Iowa in 1997 and a bachelor of science in animal ecology from Iowa State University in 1993, Lauritsen was the natural resources manager for Corkscrew Swamp from the fall of 2001 until becoming acting director in June of 2012. His other responsibilities are water resource quality and quantity management at Corkscrew Swamp which encompasses the nesting area of the wood stork colony. This is the first of nine Sanibel-Captiva Audubon lectures to be held in 2013 on Thursday evenings at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way. All are welcome to attend. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and parking is available at The Community House and across the street the the Herb Strauss Theater. A $5 donation is appreciated with proceeds after costs being used to promote conservation on Sanibel and in Florida. For more information, call Elaine Jacobson at 3951878 or visit www.san-capaudubon.org. Wood stork Ding Darlings Wildlife Drive To Close For RepavingThe four-mile Wildlife Drive at J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island will be closing for repaving from May through September 2013. This construction project will replace the existing open-grade pavement on Wildlife Drive with an asphalt concrete pavement. Existing and newly planted vegetation will help filter runoff. Portions of the shoulder currently used for parking will be reinforced and topped with crushed stone/gravel to prevent erosion and additional runoff. The existing pavement, installed in 2002, was expected to be pervious and last 10 years. However, the pavement deteriorated significantly, and because it accumulated fine silt and sand, it is no longer functioning as a pervious surface. Additionally, the rough surface discourages bicycle and disabled access. Highway maintenance funds to repave the surface were requested in 2009 and made available in 2013. Repaving with another pervious surface was preferred, but unfortunately was not feasible due to the high cost and short lifespan of pervious pavement. The new surface will be an asphalt concrete that will extend the life of Wildlife Drive for 20 years, and will enhance visitor access, especially for bicyclists and pedestrians. Wildlife Drive will be closed for repaving from May through September. Indigo Trail will only be accessible through guided tours conducted by Tarpon Bay Explorers. All other refuge access locations, including Tarpon Bay Recreation Area and the Bailey Tract, will remain open. Visitors will continue to have access to the free Visitor Education Center. Also, free refuge summer programs will be conducted from June through August at other refuge locations. A full schedule of these free events will be available as summer approaches. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions and stay informed about this project and all other refuge news by joining us on Facebook: J.N. 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17 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 28, 2012 Sanibel Children Empty Piggy Banks For CROWSean and Kate Sawicki got into the holiday spirit by emptying their piggy banks into sandwich bags and asking their mom to take them to CROW. Were starting a family tradition this year, something I hope the kids will do for a lifetime said mom Kirstin Sawicki. The idea is that the children give back to their community and support something close to their hearts. In this case, CROW and their support of local wildlife in desperate need of help, was their choice. Sean is already asking when he can start working there, said dad, Deputy Mike Sawicki. They get their love of nature from frequent birding walks with their dad, and the supportive education of the Childrens Education Center of the Islands (where Kate is in Pre-K) and of The Sanibel School (where Sean is a kindergartner), added Kirstin. Sean and Kate Sawicki with Ava Hinojosa, managing director of CROW follow us on Thur., 12.27.2012 Wed., 01.02.2013 JerrysShrimp Tray 99599ea. ea.Italian RoseFresh SalsaSelected Varieties, 16 oz.CoronaBeer12 Pack, 12 oz. Cans or BottlesFrito-LayTostitos ChipsSelected Varieties, 13 oz. JerrysBaguetteJerrysTuscany Panini14994492/$6 price as markednew yearring in the save50 Americas Darling: The Story Of Jay N. Ding Darling PremieresAmericas Darling: The Story of Jay N. Ding Darling has begun premiering and screening around the country to standing-room-only crowds. The 75-minute producers cut documentary is the true story of Jay Norwood Ding Darling (1876-1962), a nationally-known cartoonist who changed America by influencing her presidents, shaping her landscapes and winning the hearts of her people. To date, Americas Darling has premiered in Florida, Iowa and Michigan and screened at Iowas Wild Rose Film Festival and the American Conservation Film Festival in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Response to the film has been extremely favorable as audiences of young and older are being touched and inspired by Darlings life and legacy. Darlings 17-year-old great-great grandson has done a superb job as host. In fact, some have called it a work of brilliance on the producers part by having the young and gifted Chris Steffen help tell Darlings story. Mike Mullins, board member of the Ding Darling Wildlife Society, was excited about the film. From beginning to end, your documentary is chock full of entertaining images, humor, poignant stories, and local history, said Mullins. Importantly, you share highly relevant messages from Ding Darling which embrace myriad issues still challenging us today. As one would expect, the film embodies Dings passion for an overriding conservation theme. Using rare footage of Darlings and his famous cartoons, you have captured the unique spirit that is Ding Darling. Jim Redmond, a Sierra Club member who saw the film in Sioux City, said, Thanks for all your skills and artistry as you brought the Americas Darling story to the screen you have added ingenious overlays to the story that should reach our most important audience, younger people who can commit to conservation in this critical decade. Marvo Executive Producer Samuel Koltinsky is delighted by the documentarys reception. The overwhelmingly positive audience response at our screenings tells us that it really is time for a great American story, he said. We have been reaching out to all age groups, and look forward to meeting the public with our show over this next year. DVD copies of Americas Darling: The Story of Jay N. Ding Darling are available for purchase online at www.marvoentertainmentgroup.com/the-store. Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 28, 201218 CROW Case Of The Week: Faces Of CROW; 2012 In Reviewby Patricia MolloyThis year was a very exciting one for CROW. On January 1, Dr. Heather Barron was introduced as the new clinic director. Under her direction, CROW is focusing on the One World, One Health concept; that the diseases seen in native wildlife could potentially affect domestic animals and humans. The clinic is seeing more native species than ever before. The wildlife facility works frequently with local, state and federal agencies and domestic animal veterinarians to exchange information in an effort to recognize and create a first line of defense for new environmental trends. Highlights Of 2012 The scene was chaotic. A juvenile bald eagle had just arrived in critical condition after being found sitting in the parking lot of the Dairy Queen in Sanibel. She was unable to move because a long string was wrapped around her body, likely a cheap kite string. The operation to remove the string and clean her extensive wounds was long and grueling: a shot of Butorphanol tartrate was administered for pain management; Dr. Aundria carefully snipped string away from her legs and wings; one person announced they were running a line and hanging a bag of fluids to keep the bird hydrated; another gave her a shot of a synthetic antibiotic; Dr. Heather administered meloxicam (similar to aspirin) to relieve pain and swelling while another person repeatedly dodged surgical tubing to change the lice covered towels. All the while, the sound of her amplified heartbeat filled the room. Despite the grim prognosis and months of treatment, the juvenile female gained the capability of flight. The first time she got out to the flight cage, you should have seen her, Dr. Heather said with a huge smile. She immediately began flapping her wings, over and over, having such a good time. Finally, she took off and flew for the first time in her life! CROW treats and rehabilitates a number of turtles and tortoises each year that were hit by careless drivers. This year, the clinics staff developed unique ways to treat the spinal chord injuries of these patients: golf ball therapy and zip tie adhesives. A golf ball is affixed to the bottom of a damaged shell with an adhesive. It elevates the back of the shell, allowing the patient to use its hind legs. Ordinary zip ties are then glued to shell fractures and tightened regularly to correct the divisions. The slick floor of the clinics turtle room provides the perfect surface by which a grazers progress can be evaluated by the staff. It takes approximately four months for a shell fracture to heal and an additional six to 12 months for full recovery and removal of the zip ties and golf ball. Established in 1968, CROW has saved the lives of thousands of the areas native wildlife. If you are interested in contributing to the care of our precious wildlife, call the clinic or visit its website to make a donation or volunteer your time. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from our local area. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to P.O. Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit www.crowclinic.org. Some 33 percent of patients are mammals. The challenge with patients like this bobcat is that human interaction has to be limited Reptiles make up nearly than 5 percent of patients treated, like this snapping turtle initially dubbed The Chunky Monkey Nearly 62 percent are avians, like this Yellow Crowned Night Heron, which turned out to be a perfectly healthy abducted baby 239.472.2328 www.sanibelthriller.comReservations are required Also Available for Private Charters Departing from Sanibel Marina 634 N. Yachtsman Dr. Sanibel Island S Db S Db Taste of the Islands Peoples Choice Award Taste of the Islands Peoples Choice Award Winner Seven Continuous Years Winner Seven Continuous Years Lunch & Dinner Lunch & Dinner 472-8138 472-8138 SANIBEL MARINA 634 N. Yachtsman Drive www.sanibelmarina.com 634 N. Yachtsman Drive www.sanibelmarina.com Sanibel and Captiva Islands Most Exciting Boat Tour Circumnavigating Sanibel & Captiva Islands with Dolphins SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES Gramma Dots Gramma Dots Gramma Dots Gramma Dots


19 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 28, 2012 | | | T New Years Eve at Old Captiva House. Make a resolution to make a reservation. Ring in the New Year. Rock it in, too. This juvenile bald eagle was rescued at the Dairy Queen on Sanibel Certain babies, like this Eastern grey squirrel, must be fed every two hours This Screech owl had been hit by a car and was later released under the cover of night This year, CROW is expanding its sea turtle care facility due to the increasing demand. Pictured is a Green sea turtle This osprey was rehabilitated at the clinic and released to the skies above Sanibel Baby care, like this Eastern cottontail, is a big part of CROW, particularly in the spring These abducted raccoons were raised at the clinic, then released together This white pelican was all smiles when he was returned to his home in St. James City


Buy It Off The Wall ExhibitBIG ARTS hosted an artists reception Friday, December 14 for the Buy it Off the Wall exhibit, which features artworks in many different types of media; size 12 x 12 or smaller. Artwork will be sold directly off the walls in Founders Gallery, cash and carry. The exhibit is on display in BIG ARTS Founders Gallery through Saturday, January 12. Founders Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The exhibit is supported by Founders Gallery Patron Series Sponsor Deborah and John La Gorce. BIG ARTS is at 900 Dunlop Road. For more information call 395-0900. Beach Furniture, watercolor by Richard Harris Sunflower, watercolor by Anita Force Marshall Peter Zell and Pam Brodersen Bob Marshall and Anita Force MarshallISLAND SUN DECEMBER 28, 201220 O OUR YOGURT YOUR WAY FREE TASTER CONES INDOOR & OUTDOOR SEATING Open everyday 11am to 9pm In the Baileys Center NOW OPE N ZebraFrozenYogurt.com Kandee Grossman, Ruth Woodham and Bea PappasEmail your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com


21 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 28, 2012 Get Cuckoo For Ding At Trailgate PartyMake plans now to attend the first Ding Darling Trailgate Party on Friday, February 15. Plans are under way to make this a one-of-akind evening not to be missed. With a portion of the event proceeds going to support the Mangrove Cuckoo research project at the refuge, the theme this year is Cuckoo For Ding. Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) hosts the event, which includes live entertainment by island musician Chris Coile and silent and live auctions to provide support where government funding falls short for the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. In Southwest Florida, we have a calendar chock full of community events, but few of them will be as unique as the Cuckoo for Ding Trailgate Party, said Society board president John McCabe. Taking place under a tent and having truck tailgates as serving tables, it will be a fun, laid back party with good food, live music, and unique auction items. Famed artist Jim Sprankle originally carved a mangrove cuckoo decoy to be used originally in the refuges groundbreaking Mangrove Cuckoo study. After serving its time in the field, it came back home to Sprankle to be finely crafted into a work of art. The featured item in the live auction, the bird sculpture will be on display within the free Ding Darling Education Center after January 1. Seating is limited and we anticipate a sold-out crowd and encourage people to contact us if they would like to receive an invitation, said event committee member and DDWS vice president Doris Hardy. We would like to extend a special thank you to the following event sponsors for stepping up early to support our efforts. At the Cuckoo Level are Hans & Leslie Fleischner, Jim and Patty Sprankle, and the Wilbur Smith Law Firm. The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company is sponsoring at the Dolphin Level. At the Bears Level are Baileys General Store, Dan Hahn Custom Builders, and Periwinkle Park. Sponsors at the Gator Level include Big Red Q Printing, Billys Bikes & Segway, Caloosa Tent & Rental, John Grey Painting, George & Wendys Seafood Grill, Gulf Coast Palm & Tree, Jacaranda, Mabry Brothers Inc., Panther Printing, Sanibel Fish House, Suncatchers Dream, Queenies Ice Cream and VIP Realty. Event sponsorships are still available. For more information, contact Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566 or director@dingdarlingsociety.org. Attendance to the February 15 event is by reservation only. Tickets to Cuckoo for Ding Trailgate Party are $75 each. For more information, or to receive an invitation, call 292-0566. To view a list of auction items as they accumulate, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org/auction. 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ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 28, 201222 Conditions Begin To Follow The Wintertime Patternby Capt. Matt MitchellAfter what seemed like weeks of above-average warm weather, a strong cold front arrived, dropping water temperatures back to normal for this time of year. Although anglers often complain about cold fronts, this front, in my opinion, will get things to where they should be and the fish into the places and wintertime patterns they should be this time of year. As usual, right before this strong front passed, our winds switched to the south and the fish really turned on. All winter long this will continue to be the pattern with fish feeding best as a cold front approaches. This front will also make the mullet fisherman happy. With roe season in full swing now, these guys have been waiting for a weather event to get the mullet to school up tight and start to move. If you are out on the water, you will notice all the mullet boats around. With last season being one of the best in recent history, many have high expectations for this year. As these big schools of mullet make their way out of the passes to spawn, this really triggers some big fish action for anglers. Reports of many big bull sharks following the mullet out in to the gulf have been common. Schools of mullet in the bay are also not safe from the hungry sharks; watch for finning sharks showing themselves on shallow grass flats as they chase the mullet. This is some of the most fun sightfishing of the year. Hooking into a big bull shark in less than 2 feet of water is always a blast. These sharks are suckers for a big piece of fresh-cut bait pitched out in front of them. Catch and release snook fishing in the sound was good this week, with snook of all sizes being caught in springtime places. Soft plastic baits bounced across the bottom and big live shrimp were hard to beat. Snook up to 30 inches have been common along with lots of mid-20-inch range fish in the mix. Trout fishing was a little hit and miss out on the open flats, with good numbers of just around the legal 15-inch size being the majority of the trout caught. Some of the bigger trout this week were caught fishing for snook and redfish either against mangroves or in and around the passes. Bouncing jigs thru shallow white sandholes was also productive for bigger trout, though we did not catch many. Scattered rat redfish with a few keepers in the mix was the majority of the reports I had this week. Docks between the causeway and Tarpon Bay held good numbers of fish, though most were just short. With less-than-perfect high water redfish tides this week, they where not high on my list of target species during my trips. This cold should really help bunch up the low-water reds in deeper channels and shorelines. Expect to find lots of black drum mixed in with the redfish once things start to warm back up. One species that this cold snap will really turn on is our sheepshead bite. The largest fish this week were taken close to the passes, including outside barrier island docks and seawalls. Both Redfish Pass and the Sanibel pier held some keepersize fish. Smaller sheephead are scattered through the bay but there has just not been any real size to them yet. Although this front will slow our bite down for a few days, as conditions warm back up, expect our fishing to be much more consistent with fish moving to their wintertime haunts and not being so spread out. Cold fronts are just part of what we do all winter and getting out just before a front moves through can make for some of the hottest action anytime of the year. Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions email captmattmitchell@aol.com. Send Us Your Fish TalesThe Island Sun would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, or email to islandsuncity@aol.com; or call Anne Mitchell at 395-1213. One of many snook caught and released this week with Capt Matt Mitchell ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEADS FACTORY TRAINED MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISERCourteous Professional Marine Repair Service Dockside Service Serving Sanibel & Captiva For Life472-3380 466-3344 Your Bottom Call on Paint PricesDave Doane NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEA D S FA C T O RY T R A I N E D MER C U RY MARINER JO HN SO N EVINR U D E S UZUKI YAMAHA O M C I/ O S MER C RU I S E R C ourteous Professional Marine Repair S erv i ce D oc k s i d e S erv i c e S ervin g S anibel & C aptiva For Li f e Y B t t Yo ur Botto m Yo ur B ot to m C Call on Paint Prices Call on Paint Prices Da v e D oa n e 1


23 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 28, 2012 Ding Darling Presents Great Blues In Love ExhibitWildlife photographs by Sallie Rich, a resident of Shell Point Retirement Community, will be featured in an exhibit at the JN Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge Center Free Education Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting on January 2 through February 28. The exhibit, Great Blues in Love captures the mating habits of great blue herons. This display will feature 27 photographs, and will be located in the free exhibit area of the auditorium for visitors. I found a spot on Captiva and positioned myself there every day for three weeks, said Rich. Ive never worked so hard but was ecstatic the whole time about what I was seeing. Nearly every bird seen at Ding Darling is also present at Shell Point. I have the best view from my home every day. I see the sun rise over the river where I watch dolphins playing in my front yard. Every hour there is a new painting and a new sound! Rich, a self-taught photographer, has been interested in the art of photography since she was just seven years old. The talent comes naturally to her, as her attention to detail makes composition and line tremendous. But it is her fine, complete capture of color and texture that makes her photographs exceptional. The JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge is located on the subtropical barrier island of Sanibel in the Gulf of Mexico. The refuge is part of the largest undeveloped mangrove ecosystem in the United States. It is world famous for its spectacular migratory bird populations. JN Ding Darling is one of over 555 refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System administered by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. For center hours or more information, call 472-1100 or visit www.fws.gov/dingdarling. Great blue herons photos by Sallie Rich Great blue herons mating Photographer Sallie Rich To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 At Casa Ybel Resort New Years Eve 2012 AppetizersMarinated Shrimp with Champagne Buerre Blanc 16 Oysters Rockefeller 14SoupLobster and Corn Chowder Butternut Squash BisqueSaladsTraditional Knife & Fork CaesarCrisp Romaine Hearts, House Made Dressing, Reggiano Parmigiana, CrostiniHouse Baby Mixed Green SaladRaspberries, Mandarin Segments, Goat Cheese, Toasted Hazelnut VinaigretteEntreesHerb Crusted Rack of Lamb 55Fines Herb Potato Gratin with Asiago & Crme Fraiche, Mixed Baby Vegetables, Warres Port Wine Demi-GlaceBlackened Yellowtail Snapper Filet 50Lobster, Crab and Leek Ragout, Mixed Baby Vegetables, Coconut Infused Jasmine Rice16 oz. Bone in Ribeye 55Mixed Baby Vegetables, Roasted Garlic Whipped Potatoes, Zinfandel ReductionPan Flashed Black Grouper 55Coconut Infused Jasmine Rice, Mixed Baby Vegetable, Lemon Buerre NoisetteGrilled Filet Mignon & Lobster Tail 65Fines Herb Potato Gratin with Asiago & Crme Fraiche, Mixed Baby Vegetable, Red Wine Demi-Glace, Pink Peppercorn ZabayonDessertsMolten Chocolate Lava Cake Raspberry Coulis, Whipped Cream, Fresh Mint Key Lime Cheesecake Whipped Cream, Fresh Raspberry, MintWarm Granny Smith Apple Crisp Cinnamon Ice Cream, Caramel Sauce, Whipped Cream Christmas 2012 Native FruitsTropical variety of exotic fruitsImported Cheese & Antipasto PlatterAssortment of cheeses & meats from around the worldRaw Bar Shellfish SelectionsLittle-neck Clams, Green Lip Mussels Snow Crab Clusters, Gulf ShrimpSeafood Salad DisplayVariety of Fresh Seafood Salads, Ceviche and Smoked FishFresh Salad SelectionField greens with your choice of seasonal vegetables Home-made dressingsOven Baked BreadsChefs Assorted Artesian BreadsPasta StationFettuccini, Angel Hair, Traditional Marinara, Basil Pesto Cream, Roasted Red Pepper, Buerre Blanc, Classic Alfredo, Assorted accompaniments She-Crab BisqueCrab-corn relishChef-Carved Oven Roasted Turkey Roulade Sage dressing, Dried cherry-cranberry relishGarlic Studded Prime Rib of BeefVeal Jus LieHoney Smoked Ham SteakBone-in Cut Cherry Raisin-Myers Rum GlazeGrouper and Crabmeat GratinCitrus Buerre BlancHome-style Mashed PotatoesButtermilk Whipped Russet PotatoesForest Mushroom & Wild Rice PilafPortabella, Morel, Chanterelle, OysterCreamy-Sweet Corn SoufflReggiano & Tillamook CheddarRoasted VegetablesGarlic-roasted Chefs selectionKarinas Famous Apple CrispHot caramel sauceFiggy PuddingCrme anglaisePumpkin PieCinnamon whipped creamChefs Assorted Mini-Desserts Thistle Lodge 2255 West Gulf Drive Sanibel, FL 33957 239.472.9200 www.thistlelodge.comTuesday, December 25th 11:00am-7:00pm $49.95 per Adult $19.95 for Children 10 and under.Monday, December 31st 5:00pm-10:00pm


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 28, 201224 Indy and Karen Pati caught their limit of eight trout in Pine Island Sound on the Dr. Go Fish this past Sunday. Most of the trout were 16 to 19 inches, but Karen landed a 23-inch gator trout. Go out and fish, said Pati. All you need is a bobber and live shrimp. Try to fish in two to three feet of water on an incoming tide. Happy holidays, happy fishing and enjoy Sanibel! Fish Caught Karen Pati with 23-inch gator trout photo by Indy Pati A 75-pound amberjack was taken in 100 feet of water off the coast of Sanibel by Mark Yelenich while fishing with islander and offshore angler Charles Sobczak. The fish was caught on a four-inch pinfish and took almost 30 minutes to land. Yelenich, along with four other anglers, were in a Sanibel Island Fishing Club group outing that took place on December 16. There were four more amberjacks caught, along with 17 grouper and a number of small porgies. Mark is a very happy member, having just joined the club on December 11 at the annual banquet. Mark Yelenich and Charles Sobczak with the 75-pound amberjack caught on December 16 Fish Caught Lazy Flamingo, Inc. Lazy Flamingo, Inc. 6520-C Pine Avenue 6520-C Pine Avenue Sanibel, FL 33957 Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-5353 239-472-5353 Lazy Flamingo 3, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 3, Inc. 16501 Stringfellow Rd 16501 Stringfellow Rd Bokeelia, FL 33922 Bokeelia, FL 33922 239-283-5959 239-283-5959 Lazy Flamingo 2, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 2, Inc. 1036 Periwinkle Way 1036 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-6939 239-472-6939 Lazy Flamingo 4, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 4, Inc. 12951 McGregor Blvd. 12951 McGregor Blvd. Ft. Myers, FL 33919 Ft. Myers, FL 33919 239-476-9000 239-476-9000Four Great Locations! HAVE A SAFE & HAPPY HAVE A SAFE & HAPPY NEW YEAR! NEW YEAR! Chase Gillmore found two alphabet cones on his 21st birthday.He found the two cones in the morning at Blind Pass. He has been coming to Sanibel/Captiva on vacations for the last 16 years. The first Alphabet cone he found was considerably larger than the second, and they were both quite a surprise. Shells Found Chase Gillmore with his birthday findsEmail editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com


25 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 28, 2012Birds Eye ViewBeing In The Christmas Spiritby Mark Bird WestallSeeing as how this is the Christmas season, I thought I would take an uncomfortable step and try to express my feelings for what this time of year should really be all about. I use the term uncomfortable because there are some folks that can only see their way of thinking as the correct way to see the world. To those folks, I apologize. I mean no disrespect, but I believe there are many formats which can be followed to achieve the same goals; from my perspective, no single way is the only way. Last week, I wrote about this being the time of year when most of our wading bird snowbirds are back. For the birds of the Refuge, lots of food has been available because very strong low tides, combined with northwesterly breezes, have trapped the small invertebrates and fish on the mudflats. That means breakfast is being served for them every morning in the Refuge and, thus, the birding for we humans is good. Tourist-wise, no matter what religion if any one follows, everyone who lives in the modernized, western world gets Christmas off from work. As a result, there is the distinct possibility that a fair amount of people might think about heading south to the relatively warm, sunbleached shores of Sanibel. That means that Sanibels human-oriented habitats are crowded with snowbirds this time of year, spending lots of money and many locals wish they would just leave their money and go away. But for me, this is a special time of year because this is the time that many of us celebrate the birth of a savior who represents a great inspiration behind the meaning of faith. I have always said that if I could get my hands on a time machine, there would be two time periods I would want to visit. I have no desire to go forward in time because I am afraid that in the not-too-distant-future, the natural world may only be experienced in some sort of artificial environment: like a big, totally enclosed nature park. I would not go forward in time, but backwards. The first thing I would do would be to go back to the time of the dinosaurs. I would love to see a T-Rex for real. I have wrestled 12-foot alligators and, for a while, had an 11-foot American crocodile living under my house, but that couldnt beat watching (from a respectable distance, of course) a T-Rex walking around. As a matter of fact, when I am out on one of my canoe trips and the fog is so thick that I cannot see from one mangrove island to the next, my imagination is always expecting to catch a glimpse of one of these great creatures drifting in and out of view as it searches the mudflats for unwary prey. The other time period I would steer my time machine towards, however, would be to go back to the time of Jesus and listen to him give one of his sermons. As a science-oriented person, I do not have intrinsic proof that he was the Son of God and, therefore, cannot claim that this is fact. That will have to be left up to the person who invents a time machine. But from the time I was a young child, I was raised as a Christian and that form of theology is where my spirituality gets its emotional energy from. Whether or not he was truly the Son of God, if I were lucky enough to get to hear him speak, I think he would give me goosebumps. Now, because of what I was taught as a child, my spiritual thoughts always drift in Jesus direction. But there are other enlightened souls that almost affect me as much. One of my hopes is to, someday, get to hear the Dalai Lama speak. He appears to be someone that can transcend humanitys shortcomings and teach us all how to live better lives. I also can accept that Moses, Muhammad, the Buddha and Lao Tzu were special in their own right. But even though I was raised as a Christian, as a young man, I was consistently turned off to organized religion. I had always felt that everyone should strive to live in harmony with not only the natural world around us, but also all the multitude of different human cultures and philosophies that existed. But I was frustrated as I noticed that some of mans most terrible conflicts and resulting miseries had happened as a result over differing viewpoints about religion. I felt saddened by the concept, Peace on Earth, good will towards man... but if you dont agree with my religion, I will kill you! Part of my degree is in Anthropology and I studied quite a bit the naturally-oriented religions of the Plains Indians. They were so tied to the natural world that their spiritual philosophies were based on those premises as well. I thought to myself, Are their Gods and spiritual totems trying to communicate any less valid morals lessons than those that I was taught in Sunday School? Over the years, as I have come to understand Darwins theories of natural selection and Richard Dawkins concept of the selfish gene and how these rules express themselves on the mudflats of Sanibel, I have also been given a better grasp of why all human cultures develop their own spiritual beliefs based upon their own personal experiences. I cannot argue that my God is any more viable than any other cultures God, but I can easily accept how natural selective pressures have steered all human cultures towards having faith in something larger than themselves. What all forms of faith teaches humanity is: be kind to your neighbor, treat others as you would wish them to treat you, and be honorable, etc., etc., etc. In other words, be in harmony with and respect all that is around you. So on Christmas Day, I went on a canoe trip with a group of tourists from Ohio. And, yes, I made a little money. But the real reason I worked on Christmas Day was to commune with my God. My mother used to give me grief all the time because she said I didnt go to church enough. And my reply to her was, Mom, I go to church every day! It just doesnt have a roof over it like yours does. No matter what beliefs you adhere to, I hope you are having a happy holiday and enjoying the true meaning of faith and that you will join me in praying that our species will eventually, someday, respect all the wondrous things that are in the universe, both natural and human. Its in our best interest! A former city council member and mayor, Mark Bird Westall has owned and operated Canoe Adventures, Inc. on Sanibel for over 33 years. Visit www.canoewithbirdwestall.com for more information. 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ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 28, 201226 Award-Winning Comedy And Documentary Films In January BIG ARTS Film Societys everpopular Monday Night Film Series brings critically acclaimed independent and foreign films and documentaries to Sanibel. The movie experience at BIG ARTS is more than just a film showing. A group of enthusiastic film buffs lead informed post-movie discussions, complemented by refreshments. All Monday Night Films are $8 and begin at 7 p.m. in Schein Performance Hall. Viewers will experience the quality of a Blu-ray Disc player, high-definition projection equipment and surround sound. Assistive listening devices are available. January Monday Night films: January 7 The Way (2010) U.S.; Rated PG-13 January 14 The Happy Poet (2012) U.S.; Not Rated. Skyped discussion with film director. January 21 Monsieur Lazhar (2012) Canada; Rated PG-13 January 28 Surprise Film, to be announced January 21 A film about a father who heads overseas to recover the body of his estranged son who died while traveling Spains The Way of St. James, The Way is an adventure comedy written and directed by Emilio Estevez and starring Martin Sheen. Sheri Linden of The Los Angeles Times writes, The gentle drama offers an intriguing look at the contemporary version of an ancient ritual, and is anchored by the on-screen work of the writer-directors father, Martin Sheen. An indie comedy about a poet who wants to be happy but has no idea how to go about it, The Happy Poet is described by Mike Hale in The New York Times as a film funny in interesting, subversive ways. Bill, suffering from a case of starving-artist resentment, decides to open a solar-powered organic hot dog cart. When a small-business loan nets an embarrassingly tiny sum, his struggles as an idealistic micro-business owner begin. Post-film discussion with Paul Gordon, who directed, produced, and acted in The Happy Poet, will take place via Skype. The story of an Algerian immigrant in Quebec hired to replace ancontinued on page 30 Jonny Mars and Paul Gordon in The Happy Poet Film Poster from The Happy Poet Film Poster from The Way Reservations Required for All Cruises All Cruises(239)472-5300Cruises depart from beautiful Captiva Islandwww.captivacruises.com Call for departure timeTHE BEST WAY TO SEE THE ISLANDS IS FROM THE WATER 10 a.m. Island Cruise to Useppa Or Cabbage Key Adventure Sailing Cruises 4:00 p.m. Dolphin Watch Cruise Beach & Shelling Cruise Sunset Serenade Cruise with Island Musicians Across from CVS in Palm Ridge PlaceFREE DELIVERY TUE.SAT 4PM CLOSECALL AHEAD 472-2555~ OPEN ~ Mon. 7am-3pm Tues. Wed. & Thurs. 7am-8pm Fri & Sat. 7am-9pm Sun. Seasonal ONE LARGE ONE LARGE 16 CHEESE PIZZA 16 CHEESE PIZZA & & 10 10 WINGS WINGS $16.99VALID FROM 4-8PM PICK-UP ONLY. TOPPINGS EXTRA, $1 EACH. NOT VALID WITH OTHER COUPONS OR OFFERS. EXPIRES 01-04-13COME IN AND TRY ONE OF OUR FAMOUS SANDWICHESWE SERVE BOARS HEAD MEAT! Sanibel Deli & Coffee Sanibel Deli & CoffeeF A C T O R Y NOW NOW SERVING SERVING SOFT SERVE SOFT SERVE FROZEN FROZEN YOGURT YOGURT & LOVE BOAT & LOVE BOAT ICE CREAM ICE CREAM JACARANDAThe Entertainment Nightly in Sanibels Social Scene1223 PERIWINKLE WAY, SANIBEL 472-1771 Happy Apps $5.95Sesame Encrusted Ahi Tuna, Crispy Fried Calamari, Chilled Oysters, Steamed Shrimp, BBQ Beef Satays, Mussels Marinara, Chicken WingsSanibels Best HAPPY HOUR4 7 p.m. Nightly in the lounge1/2 Price DrinksCall & Well Liquor, Draft Beer Selections, Select House Wine 2440 PALM RIDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 2440 PALM R IDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 The The NFL Ticket SPECIALS SPECIALS BEER & WINE BEER & WINE28 BEERS ON TAP! 28 BEERS ON TAP! voted voted best lunch best lunch on the island on the island 2012 2012 HOME OF THE STEEL CURTAIN PIZZA M M


27 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 28, 2012 Plant SmartShowy Rattleboxby Gerri ReavesShowy rattlebox (Crotalaria spectabilis) is native to the Indo-Malaysia area, but has become naturalized in Florida. The term naturalized is not to be confused with native. Like many naturalized exotic plants, showy rattlebox sustains itself without cultivation, but nevertheless remains nonnative. Introduced in 1921 as a foraging crop for livestock, it turned out to be toxic for many farm animals, as it is for humans if ingested. Among its winning qualities, however, are beauty, value to bees, butterflies and birds, and an ability to fix nitrogen in the soil. Also called showy rattlepod, this semiwoody herb in the pea family can grow more than five feet tall, usually with a single stem. Its commonly found on roadsides, in disturbed areas, and in undeveloped fields. It prefers full sun and sandy soil. The whorled alternate leaves are green to yellow-green and three to six inches long. Numerous showy yellow flowers appear throughout the year in South Florida, appearing singly on the raceme, or inflorescence. Each flower is about three-fourths of an inch across, with smooth triangular stipules at the base. The erect plant sheds the old leaves and fruiting branches from the bottom up, so the greenery appears on the upper portion of the plant. The beans ripen from green to brown or black and resemble over-grown or inflated string beans. Smooth and about two inches long, the pods contain 20 or more seeds. The term rattlebox derives from the sound the mature seeds make after breaking loose in the pod. If the pods are dry enough, they open and fling their seeds. This herb is used medicinally to treat impetigo, scabies and intestinal worms. Sources: National Audubon Society Field Guide to Florida, plantbook. org, www.fs.fed.us, and Everglades Wildflowers by Roger L. Hammer. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. Naturalized showy rattlebox is a member of the pea family that was introduced to Florida as a foraging crop for livestock. It turned out to be toxic photo by Gerri Reaves We Proudly Brew 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, Fl 33957 Ph: 239.472.0606 www.SanibelIslandCow.com 395 7 7 P P P P P h h h h: h: 2 2 2 2 2 39 39 39 39 4 4 72 0606wwwSanibelIslandCowcom aij amandasislandjewelswww. .com amandasislandjewelsAmandas Island JewelsAvailable Here & Onlinewww.AmandasIslandJewels.com Tropical Outdoor Patio Seating Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow with our Famous Stone Crabs1/2 lb & 1 lb. quantities Appetizers & Full Dinners Best Prices On The Planet Fun "new" Moo Wear for all ages Come Try our Come Try our NEW NEW Cowlicious Cowlicious Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials Sanibels Most Award Winning RestaurantServing Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week. Snacks In-between Live Music! Outdoor Seating LIVE LIVE MUSIC MUSIC s s Always Fresh ...Always! way s! w w Always Fresh ...Always Fun! Servin A ..Always


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 28, 201228 Call To Artists For January Exhibits At BIG ARTS BIG ARTS has scheduled 12 visual arts exhibits for Season 2012-13, with six of the shows inviting artists to submit entries for consideration to exhibit. The prospectuses, information about awards and prizes, and other detailed information about the six Calls To Artists are available at www.BIGARTS.org. BIG ARTS invites artists to submit fine art that incorporates paper, to be considered for the Crossing The Line With Paper juried visual arts exhibit. Entries must be delivered for judging by Tuesday, January 15. This exhibit is open from January 17 through February 28 in BIG ARTS Phillips Gallery. Juror is Ron Bishop, director of the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at Edison State College. An artists reception will be held on Friday, January 25 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The Its Raining Cats And Dogs juried visual arts exhibit seeks artworks in many types of media featuring feline and canine-themed art (theme is open to interpretation). Entries must be delivered by Tuesday, January 15. Exhibit will be open January 17 through February 28 in BIG ARTS Founders Gallery. An artists reception will be held on Friday, January 25 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The prospectuses, information about awards and prizes, and other detailed information about these Calls to Artists are available at www.BIGARTS.org. Phillips Gallery Patron Sponsor FineMark National Bank & Trust. Founders Gallery Visual Arts Patron Season Sponsor Deborah and John La Gorce. For additional information about these exhibits, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel; call 395-0900; e-mail info@BIGARTS.org; or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. Huh? by Bea Pappas for the Its Raining Cats And Dogs exhibit Adams Designation by Amy Burns 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... MUSIC LESSONSJennifer ValiquettePrivate Instruction on Piano, Saxophone, & Flute Sanibel and Fort MyersPhone: 239-989-7799 Web: wwww.sanibelschoolofmusic.weebly.comShare your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com


29 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 28, 2012 Rush Entertains With Wry Wit And Warm Vocal StyleBIG ARTS presents a concert by popular folk legend Tom Rush on Saturday, January 12. His performance begins at 8 p.m. Rush is a gifted musician and performer whose distinctive guitar style, wry humor and warm, expressive voice have made him a legend to fans around the world. His shows are filled with the laughter of terrific story-telling, the simple delight of gentle ballads and the passion of gritty blues. A folk pioneer, Rush helped to shape the folk movements revival in the 1960s and contributed to its renaissance in the 1980s and s. James Taylor once told Rolling Stone, Tom was not only one of my early heroes, but also one of my main influences. Rushs career began when he was a student attending Harvard University and performing weekly concerts at the popular coffee house, Club 47. (Rush still plays often at Club 47 and 2012 included a three-night concert engagement to mark the 50th anniversary he first graced its stage.) Signed by Elektra in 1965, Rush recorded three albums for the label, culminating in The Circle Game in 1968, which included his signature hit, No Regrets. Rolling Stone credited The Circle Game with ushering in the era of the singer/songwriter. Rush toured extensively throughout the 1970s and found a home at Columbia records, which released his records Wrong End of the Rainbow, Merrimack County and Ladies Love Outlaws. In 2009, Rush released What I Know, his first studio album in 35 years. A review by Randy Lewis of The Los Angeles Times says, [Rush] hasnt recorded a studio album in more than 30 years, but youd never guess that hed been away so long, from the lithe spirit in his voice on these 15 tracks At 68, Rush shows no sign of trying to push the boundaries of anything. Rather, hes happy to sing about what matters to him and put the welcome mat out for anyone who cares to drop by and listen in. General admission seating is $37, loge seats are $42 and student admission is $15. Tom Rush Sponsor Holiday Inn Sanibel Island Beach Resort. BIG ARTS Pop and Jazz seasons lineup also includes Kathy Kosins in A Toast to the Ladies of Cool (January 26); The Glenn Miller Orchestra (February 2); Corky Siegels Chamber Blues (February 16); Fred Hersch Jazz Trio (March 8); Cinema Toast: Celebrating The Music of the Movies (March 15); and Wendy Webb at the Herb Strauss Theater (April 1). All shows begin at 8 p.m. at BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel, with the exception of Wendy Webb, who will perform at the Herb Strauss Theater, 2200 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. Visit www.BIGARTS.org for more event information, including links to artists websites and to purchase tickets. Tickets also available at BIG ARTS Marks Box Office or the Strauss Theater Box Office, by calling 395-0900 or 4726862. Tom Rush photo by Michael Wiseman ZAGAT ZAGAT.COM R ate d b y : Fish Tacos! From page 1Ars Nova String Trio(viola) and Adam Satinsky (cello). Musicians of Ars Nova have collaborated with eminent artists such as Edgar Meyer, Joseph Silverstein, James Ehnes, Jeremy Denk and members of the Cleveland Quartet and Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Their program will include Beethoven: String Trio in D major, Op. 9, No. 2, Jean Franaix: String Trio in C major, Mark OConnor: Appalachia Waltz and F.C.s Jig and Ern Dohnnyi: Serenade for String Trio in C major, Op. 10. Upcoming Classical Afternoon Series concerts are pianist Priscila Navarro (January 27) and Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Starling Chamber Players (February 12). Classical Afternoons supported by Grand Patron Series Sponsor Deborah and John La Gorce. Visit www.BIGARTS.org for more event information, including links to artists websites. To purchase tickets, stop by the Marks Box Office or call 395-0900.


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 28, 201230 Opera In Cinema Season ContinuesBIG ARTS continues its 201213 Opera & Ballet In Cinema season continues on Thursday, January 10 with the opera Norma, and continues with Carmen (February 27) along with the ballets Don Quixote (March 27) and The Rite of Spring (April 11). All screenings are at 7 p.m. at BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel. General admission seats are $20. BIG ARTS brings live and pre-recorded performances directly from the worlds most distinguished theaters and opera houses via Emerging Cinemas, the largest all-digital theater network in the U.S. Nearly 100 arts institutions, media arts centers and independent art houses are connected through state-of-the-art digital technology that enables venues to exhibit exclusive independent cinema, documentaries, arts programming and foreign language films. Norma is considered Vincenzo Bellinis magnum opus, and the apex of the bel canto operatic style. The opera is the story of a high priestess forced to choose between duty and desire, due to her treasonous love for a Roman soldier. This production from Teatro Antico in Taomina, Italy stars Chiara Taigi, Gregory Kunde, Irina Lungu and Giacomo Prestia. Flowing, lyrical melodies including the infamously difficult soprano aria, Casta Diva heighten this sweeping drama. Stampa Italia calls this production a triumphant success. Emerging Pictures Series Sponsors FineMark National Bank & Trust and The Sanctuary Golf Club. Tickets for all Opera & Ballet In Cinema performances may be purchased online at www.BIGARTS.org, by calling the Marks Box Office at 395-0900 or by visiting BIG ARTS Center at 900 Dunlop Road. Caloosahatchee Celtic FestivalFort Myers Recreation Division and Celtic Heritage Productions invite you to don your tartan and bring your family and friends out to enjoy the 10th annual Caloosahatchee Celtic Festival on Saturday, January 26. The event will be staged from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Centennial Park in downtown Fort Myers. Beginning on Friday evening, January 25, enjoy the free Kick-Off Party in front of the Hotel Indigo on Broadway in downtown Fort Myers, with performances by West of Galway, My Three Kilts, Seven Nations, Rathkeltair and Albannach. The party starts at 6 p.m. On Saturday, celebrate Celtic culture along the banks of the Caloosahatchee River with with extended hours and even more bands. The British Car Club of Southwest Florida will display their members cars and offer the public a chance to vote for Best In Show. Plenty of music, food, beverage and craft vendors will be on hand. Admission is $7 for adults, and children under age 12 are admitted free. For additional information, visit www. celticheritageproductions.com/caloosahatchee.htm or call Kelly MacDonald at 321-7524. Scenes from the opera Norma From page 26January Filmselementary school teacher who died tragically, Monsieur Lazhar examines how children and adults grapple both differently and similarly with sudden loss. Kenneth Turan of The Los Angeles Times praises this Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film for handling with a light and even affectionate touch weighty subjects like grief, guilt, community and love. The film for the final Monday of each month will be selected and announced one week prior to its screening. This way, BIG ARTS Film Society will be able to show films that are all the rage, like a nominee or award-winner from Cannes, the Golden Globes, or the Academy Awards. Before the film is selected, these film nights will be advertised as Surprise To Be Announced. When the film is announced one week prior, it will be listed on BIG ARTS websites Film Page, included in the weekly BIG ARTS member e-mail and listed in the islands newspapers. BIG ARTS Monday Night Film Series is supported by Sponsor Bank of the Islands, Stan & Visnja Gembicki, Sanibel Taxi, and Jerrys Foods of Sanibel. For more information, call BIG ARTS at 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. Film Poster from Monsieur LazharShare your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com


31 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 28, 2012 The Plaids Take Over The Straussby Di SaggauRemember Forever Plaid, the tale about an allmale vocal group, The Plaids? Well they are back in Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings, now playing at the BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater on Sanibel. The action takes place on February 9, 1964 and Jinx (Michael Lo Balsamo), Frankie (John Ramsey), Sparky (Matthew Schmidt) and Smudge (Robby May) are given another chance to return to earth from heaven to deliver some much-needed holiday cheer. For years, playwright Stuart Ross resisted creating a holiday sequel to his original play. He finally gave in and the result is a toasty, cozy musical with holiday cheer. The cast is very talented and they offer up a wonderful blend of musical numbers. A recap is presented as to how the Plaids got to heaven in the first place and why they came back. They must prove their plaid-worthiness and they do with numbers like Life Could Be a Dream, Mambo Italiano, Hey There, and many more. A Christmas Carol Canon consists of one liners from most popular carols. A letter from Rosemary Clooney offers some support to the lads as they begin their journey to spread yuletide cheer. Theres a Christmas Calypso number with a touch of Belafonte. Youll enjoy a number that features the Plaids accompanying Perry Como and another highlight is a recreation of the Ed Sullivan Show that finds them racing around the stage, packing everything into three minutes and eleven seconds. There is just enough audience participation to make things interesting. The voices of the cast members are quite good and each has a chance not only to show their musical talent, but also their comic side. Accompaniment by Byron Gaurder on piano, Jay Heavlen on bass and Miguel Cintron on drums adds greatly to the performance. Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings directed by Michael Stanek, is a blast from the past. It plays through December 30 at the BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater, located at 2244 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. For tickets call 4726862, or 395-0900, or email info@BIGARTS.org for more information. Michael La Balsamo, Matthew Schmidt, Robby May and John Ramsey The Plaids: Robby May, Michael La Balsamo, Matthew Schmidt and John Ramsey This isnt everyday food. Il Cielo is indeed a restaurant that reaches for the sky. Jean LeBoeuf, The News-Press, March 2012 Drew Sterwald, Florida Weekly Cuisine HAPPY HOUR HAPPY HOUR IN THE RAW! IN THE RAW!(The Raw Bar, that is!)703 Tarpon Bay Rd (239)472-HIKE Full Liquor Open 4 PM Mon.-Sat. 11:30 Sun.* Winner Best Place to Watch the Games 2010, 2011, 2012! Friday is Lobster Night!! Friday is Lobster Night!! HOLIDAY HOLIDAY PLATTERS... PLATTERS... AVAILABLE AVAILABLE AT OUR AT OUR FISH MARKET FISH MARKET Raw Bar Now Open Every Day! Raw Bar Now Open Every Day! Through New Years Day! Happy Hour 4-6 & 10-12 Through New Years Day! Happy Hour 4-6 & 10-12 Oysters, Clams, Shrimp, Stone Crab Claws and Special Drink Prices Oysters, Clams, Shrimp, Stone Crab Claws and Special Drink Prices


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 28, 201232 New Workshops, Classes Offered At BIG ARTSNew workshops have been added to the BIG ARTS Season 201213 schedule. Full workshop schedules are available online at www. BIGARTS.org or by contacting the main office at 395-0900. There are many new classes offered at BIG ARTS this season, including African dance and drumming, Writing for Theater, Weaving, Guided Improv Dance, Italian for Travelers, Painting with Alcohol Inks, and Drawing Basics. There are several new mindfulness and health classes, including Using Meditation to Enhance Creativity and Using Self-Hypnosis to Improve Sleep. Jazz singer Kathy Kosins has been teaching her Improvisation on Canvas workshop at performing arts schools and universities for more than a decade. The class will focus on freedom of expression in the abstract, using texture and color to paint from intuition. Students will create visual interpretations of music by the jazz greats. Kosins has been in numerous gallery shows both as a solo artist and as part of a group show. Commissioned paintings by Kosins are held in private collections throughout the U.S. and South America. She will perform her Toast to the Ladies of Cool concert at BIG ARTS on Saturday, January 26. Peter Michael Marinos class in writing and performance will review sharing ones life stories theatrically. Exercises will explore effective methods of giving and receiving feedback and discover ways to bring your story to life by showing not telling. The class will focus on building suspense, comedy tools, creating a want and an obstacle. Marino has directed, written, taught and performed solo shows in New York, Los Angeles and overseas. Hes the recipient of the 2011 Backstage Readers Choice Award for Favorite Comedy Teacher for his Flying Solo classes at The Peoples Improv Theater in New York City. He also teaches comedy and improv at Londons Actors Centre. Fiber artist and instructor Maia Tsinamdzgvrishvili comes to BIG ARTS from the Republic of Georgia. Founders Gallery hosts her Silk Road fine arts textile exhibit March 4 to 30. Her one-day class on Saturday, March 9 will teach students techniques in wool felting and how to make silk paper. Mixed media artist Cathy Taylor is a featured artist on artacademylive.com and has created two educational DVDs: Watercolor Collage and Mixed Media Collage. Her work is represented in museums, nature centers and private collections throughout the U.S. and abroad. She is a member of the International Society of Experimental Artists (award winner), National Watercolor Society, High Country Watermedia Society and the National Collage Society (award winner). Her new class, Painting with Alcohol Inks, will help students make pieces that look like stained glass, using Ranger alcohol inks on plastic paper. No painting experience is needed. Annette Brandes, a certified health coach, is an Institute of Integrative Nutrition graduate. She primarily works with Baby Boomers who are in need of amended nutritional digestion, enhanced sleep patterns, reinstated energy, and healthier bodies. Brandes and fine arts instructor Ann McCarty will teach classes in Mindful Eating, Sugar Blues Detox and Health Coaching using meditation, movement, creativity exercises and fun art to open students creative side. Shake Your Soul and Dance Your Body is a class in the guided improvisational form of dance. Marsha Wagner will train students to heal and relax their nervous system, release stress, energize the body and awaken creativity through easy, natural, dancing set to the pulsating rhythms of World Music. Wagner began Instructor Peter Michael Marino Dinner Dancing Balloon Drop Champagne Toast Call for Reservations 239-472-4559 N New Years Eve Gala 3111 West Gulf Drive TraditionsOnT heBeach.com Specializing in weddings, private parties and corporate events Italian & Mediterranean Cuisine Casual Beachfront Dining Open for Dinner From 5 p.m. until Late Book SigningAngelika Geerlof, author of Sanibel Moodscapes, will hold a book signing at Suncatchers Dream on Friday, December 28 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Geerlofs coffee table book is a photographic and poetic tribute to Sanibel Island. Geerlof also publishes Sanibel Moodscapes calendars. Partial profit from all sales goes to cancer research in memory of her late husband, Raymond. Suncatchers Dream is located in Olde Sanibel Shoppes at the intersection of Periwinkle Way and Tarpon Bay Road. Cycling Safety Notes ALWAYS WEAR A BICYCLE HELMET Our Shared Use Paths intersect with many roads and driveways; the risk of a crash is always present. So lets be prepared and always, no matter how short the trip, wear an approved bicycle helmet. Florida law requires helmet use for children under sixteen, but adults should set a good example and wear a helmet whenever using the Paths. Protect your head! SANIBEL BICYCLE CLUB Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


33 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 28, 2012her professional career at age 16 as a dancer in The New York City Ballet. For 30 years, her career in dance included Broadways musical stages, television appearances, instructing and working as assistant choreographer for many shows, including the famed Radio City Music Halls Annual Christmas Spectacular. Gerard Damianos new technology classes will teach students how to use Facebook and social media, iPads, iPhones and smart phone apps, OS X and iOS6, cloud computing and more. Teresa (Frandina) Jacobs will teach a class in basic Italian phrases and cultural practices to enhance the travelers experience in Italy. Jacobs was born in Italy and has travelled extensively. She holds several post graduate degrees in languages (Italian, Spanish, English, teacher education and school administration) and has taught many different age levels. Ndakhte Ndiaye is a master drummer and choreographer from Senegal, West Africa, and artistic director of a 12-member West African performing dance troupe. In her African Drumming class, learn to play ancient rhythms on the Djembe and Djun-Djun drums, which are provided. In her African Dance class, Ndiaye starts with leading a warm-up and stretch. Each movement is explained, demonstrated, and then first practiced slowly. Drums and choreography are then added so that students gain a sense of performance-style dance. All skill levels are welcome for both classes; no prior experience is necessary and no special equipment is needed. Ann McCarty has taught for 14 years to both children and adults at the Alliance for the Arts, Art League of Bonita Springs, Pine Island Art Association and other venues. McCarty has an associates degree in Art, a bachelor of arts in Communication, and a skill set learned from Nina Conner. McCarty and her students have won awards in many local, state and national shows. Her work is in collections around the world. Her Applied Drawing Basics class will enhance the beginner and intermediate students skills in value, contour, cross contour, gesture, mass, hatching, proportion, perspective and memory drawing. Former elementary school teacher Edith Flagg will teach a beginners weaving class. Students will learn to prepare a warp and complete a cotton scarf project on a rigid heddle loom. In addition, Community Chorus practice are held Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at BIG ARTS. The Community Band rehearses Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at St. Michael & All Angels Church. No auditions are required for the Band and Chorus, and all are welcome to join. BIG ARTS Workshops are sponsored by Sony Corporation of America. There is a 20 percent discount on workshops for BIG ARTS members. For further information about workshops, classes and events, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel, call 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. 2012-2013 Season OPERA CLASSICAL LECTURES DANCE POP & JAZZ LIVE THEATER VISUAL ARTS BALLET DANCE FILM BIG ARTS SCHEIN PERFORMANCE HALL DECEMBER 28 JANUARY 10 SU 6 Classical Concert: Ars Nova String Trio ................... 3:30 PM M 7 Film: The Way ................................................................... 7 PM TH 10 Opera in Cinema: Norma ................................................. 7 PM SUNDAY, JANUARY 6 3:30 PM $32; CHILD 17 & UNDER FREECLASSICAL CONCERTARS NOVA STRING TRIOGrand Patron Series Sponsors Deborah & John La Gorce PROGRAM BEETHOVEN: STRING TRIO IN D MAJOR, OP. 9, NO. 2 JEAN FRANAIX: STRING TRIO IN C MAJORMARK OCONNOR: Appalachia Waltz AND F.C.s Jig ERN DOHNNYI: SERENADE FOR STRING TRIO IN C MAJOR, OP. 10THURSDAY, JANUARY 10 7 PM $20OPERA IN CINEMANORMA Series Sponsors MAY THE FISH MAY THE FISH BE WITH YOU! BE WITH YOU! 2013 2013 Celebrating 34 Years of Fresh Fish!Fish Market open at 11 am/ 2 pm on Sundays 703 Tarpon Bay Rd 472-3128 Serving 4:30-9:00 pm 7 days www.prawnbroker.comFISH MARKET OPEN 11 AM NEW YEARS EVERESTAURANT OPEN 4:30 PM NEW YEARS DAY WE SERVE IT FRESH OR WE SERVE IT FRESH OR WE DONT SERVE IT AT ALL! WE DONT SERVE IT AT ALL!


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 28, 201234 Workshops In Pilates, Spanish, Glass Fusing, Pottery Offered At BIG ARTSEnrollment has started for upcoming workshops at BIG ARTS. The full workshop schedules are available online at www.BIGARTS.org or by contacting the main office at 395-0900. Open Studio: Life Drawing, Non-Instructed with Carol Rosenberg starts January 4, meets Fridays, 9:15 to 11:45 a.m. Open Studio: Life Drawing, Non-Instructed with Carol Rosenberg begins January 4, meets Fridays 12:15 to 2:45 p.m. Intermediate Watercolor with Bea Pappas begins January 4, meets Fridays 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Pottery: Open Studio-Non Instructed with Jerry Edelman begins January 7, meets Mondays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Great Themes Film Discussion Group with Steve Oberbeck begins January 7, meets Mondays 2 to 4 p.m. Watercolor: Realistic and AbstractIntermediate/Adv. with Anne Kittel begins January 8, meets Tuesdays 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Great Books: Discussion with Linnea Ritchie begins January 8, meets Tuesdays 10 a.m. to noon Stand in the Moment: Short Fiction or Memoir Writing with Steve Oberbeck begins January 8, meets Tuesdays 1 to 3 p.m. Photoshop Elements, Beginners with Denny Souers begins January 8, meets Tuesdays 9 a.m. to noon Pilates Plus Mat Class with Marsha Wagner begins January 8, meets Tuesdays 9 to 10 a.m. Shake your Soul and Dance Your Body with Marsha Wagner begins January 8, meets Tuesdays 10 to 11 a.m. Winter Academy: Principles and Ideas for Wealth Management with Frank Canosa begins January 9, meets Wednesdays 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Decorative Painting & More with Lois Ferguson begins January 9, meets Wednesdays 9 a.m. to noon Learning To See And Draw Through Old Master Drawings with Daphne Hammond begins January 9, meets Wednesdays 10 a.m. to noon Glass Fusing with Petra Kaiser begins January 9, meets Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Pottery: Int. Wheel Throwing with Joe Koch begins January 9, meets Wednesdays 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Discussion: Womens Issues with Adele Anish begins January 10, meets Thursdays 10 a.m. to noon How To Write Your Memoirs with Norma Hagan begins January 10, meets Thursdays 1 3 p.m. Introduction to Mac OS X with Dick Holmes begins January 10, meets Thursdays 9 a.m. to noon Glass Fusing with Petra Kaiser begins January 10, meets Thursdays 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Photography For Beginners with Denny Souers begins January 10, meets Thursdays 9 a.m. to noon Enhancing Creativity Through Health, Mediation & Art with Annette Brandes is Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Winter Academy: Human Nature and Natural Law with Tom Gregor begins January 11, meets Fridays 9 a.m. to noon Applied Drawing Basics with Ann McCarty begins January 12, meets Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon Watercolors with Marjorie Bronsted begins January 14, meets Mondays 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Spanish, Beginners and Intermediate with Barbara Peterson begins January 14, meets Mondays 8:30 to 10 a.m. Spanish, Advanced with Barbara Peterson begins January 14, meets Mondays 10 to 11:30 a.m. How to Prepare a Non Fiction Book Proposal with Kathryn Radeff (register by January 11) begins January 15, meets Tuesdays 9 a.m. to noon Clay, Sculpting, Ceramics & Pottery on the Wheel with Marjorie Bronsted begins January 16, meets Wednesdays 3:30 to 6 p.m. Acrylics/Oils Painting with Marjorie Bronsted begins January 16, meets Wednesdays 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. World Drama: To View, Read & Discuss with Norm Nichols begins January 18, meets Fridays, 10 a.m. to noon PMC: Carved & Etched Fine Silver Jewelry with Mary Ann Devos begins January 19, meets Saturdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Individual flute, piano and saxophone lessons with Jennifer Valiquette are available for children and adult students. Community Chorus practice is Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at BIG ARTS. The Community Band rehearses Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at St. Michael & All Angels Church. No auditions are required for the Band and Chorus, and all are welcome to join. BIG ARTS Workshops are sponsored by Sony Corporation of America. There is a 20 percent discount on workshops for BIG ARTS members. For further information, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel, call 3950900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. 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35 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 28, 2012 VOTED BEST CHEF 2009, 2010 & 2012BEST OF THE ISLANDS AWARD FINE ITALIAN CUISINE IL TESORO RISTORANTEinspired by Island Fare in a bistro style751 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel Island, FL 239-395-4022 Reservations Suggested www.iltesoro.net Now open in NYCs Upper East Side, 82nd & 1st Ave.TASTE OF THE ISLANDS IRON CHEF WINNER Check Out Our New Family Friendly Fall Menu! Check Out Our New Family Friendly Fall Menu! MENU AVAILABLE ONLINE AT ILTESORO.NET MENU AVAILABLE ONLINE AT ILTESORO.NET Fresh ingredients, simplicity, love... the recipe for a treasured dining experience Chef/Owner AJ Black An Elfish Tale At Florida Repby Di SaggauJason Parrish is back for a fourth season as Crumpet the Elf in David Sedaris snarky holiday comedy The Santaland Diaries. I have seen it each year and laughed even more this goround. Performed in Florida Reps new ArtStage Studio Theatre, it allows more props and more room for Parrish to display his amazing talent. The play is a one-man show that details Sedaris experience as one of Santas elves at Macys. When he was 33, he responded to a dare from a roommate and answered an ad applying for the job as an elf. He said, It beats standing on a corner dressed as a french fry. After several interviews and filling out numerous forms, he is hired. During one interview, David is asked why he wants to be an elf. When you think about it, thats a tough question. When he gets the job, he is transformed from an average-looking guy into the very picture of an elf, with red-and-white striped tights, a sparkly green smock, Elfin hat and oversized pointy shoes that add the crowning touch to his ridiculouscontinued on page 37 Jason Parrish as Crumpet the Elf Screaming Orphans Return To The DavisThe Rotary Club of Fort Myers will present the 4th annual Screaming Orphans concert at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center on January 26. The 2012 event sold out and offered guests a fantastic show. The Screaming Orphans are four talented, funny, high-spirited, musicallyobsessed sisters who had the good fortune to be raised in the magical city of Bundoran in County Donegal, Ireland. The quartet has a big following across the United States, and is quite popular in Fort Myers, having played there several times in the past. The band Kilt The Messenger will perform outside in front of the Sidney and Berne Davis Arts Center beginning at 6 p.m., followed by the Screaming Orphans on the inside stage at 8 p.m. All proceeds benefit The Lee County Alliance for the Arts, the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center and the Rotary Trust Fund. Food will be provided by Reubens Catering and Special Deserts by Norman Love Confections. Tickets are $60 each and include dinner and the performances. For sponsorship information and/or to reserve a table, call 332-8158 or 980-1077. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.sbdac.com or onsite at the Alliance for the Arts. For more information about Rotary, visit www.RotaryFortMyers.org or call 332-8158. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 28, 201236 16th Annual Tropical Cooking ExtravaganzaChef Loretta Paganini will continue her annual tradition of bringing fun, entertaining, and informative cooking classes to Sanibel Island as she hosts her week-long 16th annual Tropical Cooking Extravaganza from January 28 to February 1. Happily returning to its long-time island home, this years Tropical Cooking Extravaganza will be hosted by the Jacaranda Restaurant, located at 1223 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. The class lineup this year features exciting themes and recipes that perfectly reflect the tastes and lifestyle of Paganinis food-loving friends on Sanibel. Class titles include An Italian Summer (Monday), Sensational Scallopine (Tuesday), Made in Italy (Wednesday), Lemons, Oranges and Limes (Thursday) and A Night on the Isle of Capri (Friday). As usual, each class will offer astounding and delicious food paired with exceptional wines. Chef Loretta will be assisted once again by Sanibel veterans Chef Tim McCoy, Chef Lou Ann Colaric, Morgan Finerty and daughter Beth Paganini. The 2013 Tropical Cooking Extravaganza will be especially moving for Paganini. After 15 years offering the Tropical Cooking Extravaganza as a visitor to Sanibel Island, she now has the pleasure of presenting this event as a Sanibel neighbor and part-time resident. Upon completion of her consulting work at Il Cielo Restaurant in January 2012, Loretta and her husband relocated and bought a condo in Nutmeg on West Gulf Drive. Feeling ever more at home on Sanibel, she looks forward to continuing the tradition of hospitality she has shared on Sanibel with residents and visitors who have annually gathered to express a common love of good food, good cooking and good friends. The 16th Annual Tropical Cooking Extravaganza will offer classes from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, January 28 through Friday, February 1. Registration for these classes is $450 for the entire five-class series or $95 for each individual class. Students registered for the entire series will receive an apron in addition to class attendance. Registration for these classes may be made online at www. lpscinc.com or by calling 216-729-1110. Tropical Cooking Extravaganza Schedule Of Classes Monday, January 28, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. An Italian Summer Revel in the classic flavors of Italy while you watch Chef Loretta prepare this fantastic meal. Menu: Arugula salad with grilled shrimp spiedini, homemade saffron fettuccine pasta with cherry tomatoes, basil and fresh mozzarella, pork involtini with prosciutto and fontina in white wine sauce, vegetable ribbons with balsamic glaze, oven-roasted rosemary potatoes, lemon-strawberry crepes with limoncello sauce and strawberry gelato. Tuesday, January 29, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sensational Scallopine These dishes are not thin on flavor in this great class. Join Chef Loretta as she shares her favorite scallopine recipes perfect for any day of the week. Menu: Turkey scallopine alla milanese with sweet potato fries, eggplant scallopine alla pizzaiola with fresh tomato and mozzarella, pork scallopine marsala with wild mushroom ragout on fettuccine, herb breaded salmon scaloppine in lemon and artichokes sauce with rice pilaf, veal scaloppine saltimbocca with sage and prosciutto on mashed potatoes, red velvet cupcakes with mascarpone frosting. Wednesday, January 30, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Made In Italy A celebration of the very best Italy has to offer. Join us for a sample of delicious recipes. Menu: Neapolitan artichoke zeppole with fresh pomodoro sauce, baby green salad with poached pears, pecans and goat cheese fritters, venetian seafood risotto with vegetables, grilled steak florentine style with spinach and roasted red pepper in herb sauce, corn pudding and strawberry tiramisu with chocolate sauce. Thursday, January 31, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lemons, Oranges & Limes Dazzle your guests at your next party with these refreshing meal ideas. Discover the very best citrus recipes with Chef Loretta. Menu: Refreshing rosemary lemonade, tomato martini soup with cherry tomatoes and mozzarella skewers, grilled pesto crusted grouper on caesar salad with lemon zabaglione dressing, homemade tagliatelle pasta with prosciutto and orange cream sauce, roasted sticky lemon garlic chicken, oven-roasted potatoes, asparagus with limoncello sauce, key lime cheesecake with lime curd. Friday, February 1, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A Night on the Island of Capri Spice up your dinner party with this delicious menu. Chef Loretta will show you how easy it is to create a fabulous Italian meal in no time. Menu: Shrimp in crazy water, neapolitan pizza margherita, caprese salad with tomato, fresh mozzarella and arugula, homemade cheese ravioli alla sorrentina with fresh pomodoro sauce, braciole with prosciutto and caciocavallo cheese, garlic mashed potatoes, caprese chocolate torte with raspberry sauce. Lunch & Dinner 11 am 9:30 pm 239-472-0223 great food good timesLocated in the Forever Green Shops, Cips Place, is nestled in one of the islands most gorgeous landscape settings. Choose between our outdoor garden patio or front porch. Indoor seating and full bar are also available. 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37 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 28, 2012 Celebration Of Reading Student Writing ContestThe Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy and childrens author Andrea Beaty announced the Celebration of Reading Holiday Writing Contest, open to thirdthrough fifth-grade students in Southwest Florida, including Lee, Collier, Charlotte and Hendry counties. Students are asked to read Beatys Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies, currently listed on Floridas Sunshine State book list, over the holiday break, then write a short story about their familys holiday from the perspective of a family pet. Entries are limited to a maximum of 750 words, and are due by Monday, January 28 at 5 p.m. Animal lover Andrea Beatys Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies is a great read for kids. It appeals to a wide variety of readers through narrative storytelling, comic-book style cartoons and frequent asides to the reader, said Barbara Bush Foundation President Liza McFadden. We are very excited to have Andrea on hand in 2013 to celebrate the talent and imagination of student readers and writers. Beatys newest book, Dorko the Magnificent, is scheduled to be released in April of 2013. Entries can be submitted electronically to contest@barbarabushfoundation. com or mailed to the Barbara Bush Foundation, Attn: COR 2013 Writing Contest, 516 North Adams Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301. I was raised in Southern Illinois in a family of six kids, and we spent our summer days traipsing through the fields and forests hunting for adventure. We often found it. And sometimes it found us, said Beaty. Im very excited to read the contestants essays and adventures and see how they inject humor into their work. Contest winners, accompanied by their parents, will be recognized at a VIP breakfast, sponsored by Brown & Brown Public Risk Insurance Agency, to kick off the Barbara Bush Foundations 13th annual Celebration of Reading scheduled for Friday, February 15 in Bonita Springs. Celebration of Reading is an annual event hosted by former Gov. Jeb Bush and his family to support the foundations mission of achieving 100 percent literacy in America based on the belief that education is a civil right for all, regardless of age. The students will be Beatys guests at the Celebration breakfast and have the opportunity to visit with the author and share their winning submissions. Contest guidelines are posted on the Barbara Bush Foundations website at www.barbarabushfoundation.com. Fifteen winning entries will be selected based on their writing and imagination. Winners will be announced in schools and on the foundations website on Thursday, February 7. For more information, call the Barbara Bush Foundation at 850-562-5300. From page 35Santaland Diariesoutfit. Watching him don his elf attire is a highlight of the show Youll be amazed as to how many different people visit Santaland and how many personalities inhabit the different Santas. Working full-time as an elf takes its toll on David. An elf has to put up with a lot of abuse. No matter where they are working, elves are required to be perky and cheerful at all times. Parrish gives a tour de force performance. If youre looking for something fun and off the beaten track of Christmas tradition, I strongly recommend The Santaland Diaries. It plays through December 31 in Florida Reps ArtStage Studio Theatre, located on Bay Street between Jackson and Hendry with ample free parking in the Fort Myers River District. For tickets, call 332-4488. Andrea Beaty Poets Corner selected by Tanya HochschildCanoeing on Tarpon Bay by Georgianna Orsini No land to walk at all, just trunks with tentacles that could reach hell, if that was bottom. Rounded knobs on a slightly sunken log betray with symmetry the periscopic eyes of an alligator, cued to drown a glass-stemmed heron set to fish at the next river bend. Water breaks into separate slides, long enough to film a second sky, trees, legs. A splash posts some boundary crossed; even a word tips over a companionable quiet, shrieking, as water crumples underneath the thrashing wings. Almost too weighed down to fly, the bird discards its mirrored twin. Violated by a red canoe with its two paddlers who trespass one another, even resting. Georgianna Orsini attended Wellesley College and Harvard University. She has lived in Tuscany, New York, Sanibel and North Carolina. Molly Peacock said of her book of poems and watercolors, An Imperfect Lover Toss William Blake, a sense of humor, dress Beatrix Potter in chiffon, douse Dante Gabriel Rosetti in whimsy, and you might get the poetry and watercolors of Georgianna Orsini. We invite submissions from local poets. Anyone interested may submit their work via email to tutsie@ comcast.net. Each week individual work will be showcased. DINNER SPECIALS5pm 10pmMONDAY BBQ RIBS TUESDAY SHRIMP FEST WEDNESDAY SUSHI FEATURING AUNG THURSDAY SNOW CRAB FRIDAY FISH FRY SATURDAY LOBSTER BOIL SUNDAY PASTA NIGHT 1523 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Island472-7770OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 11 AM to 10 PMwww.the shhouserestaurants.comFRESH LOCAL SEAFOODCome See Our New ChefNFL PACKAGEDAILY HAPPY HOUR 3-6 PM Food & Drink Specials Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 28, 201238 Captiva Prepares For Renowned Poet Mary Oliversubmitted by Kharli RoseFrom seeking friendship in stars to comparing bones to souls, Mary Oliver is known for her poetic imagery and earthen descriptions. She gives the wind a feeling and the sea a voice, keeping people in touch with and curious about nature. Everything she writes just kind of makes you think of the whole universe, said Captiva resident Susan Stuart. She paints pictures with her words and I dont think anybody else does it in the same way she does. Stuart is excited to hear the acclaimed poet read from her body of work during the Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture on February 8 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Michael & All Angels Church on Sanibel Island. Mary Olivers writing epitomizes the art of simple pleasures, said Captiva Memorial Library Manager Anne Bradley. Though she knew of Olivers iconic status, Bradley was unfamiliar with her poetry style before learning about the lecture, which is an annual event for the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education at Florida Gulf Coast University. I was really unaware of the depth until I really sat down and read the poetry, she said. More than ten of Olivers books and nearly 100 publications with her work can be requested from Captiva Memorial Library or from any library throughout the county. Because of this accessibility, Bradley has now read more of Olivers poetry and Look and See is one of her favorites. It can be found in Why I Wake Early, which is also available through the Lee County Library System. Olivers appearance for last years lecture was cancelled due to her serious illness, but she recently published A Thousand Mornings and her next book of poems, Franz Marcs Blue Horses, will be forthcoming in the fall of 2013. Because Oliver is one of Stuarts favorite poets, she is on the Host Committee with fellow Captiva resident Paul McCarthy to help plan for the anticipated event. Stuart was among many disappointed fans unable to experience Olivers reading last year but is delighted to see and hear her in February. I have heard her three of four times in fairly recent years so this will be one more treat, not only for me, but for everyone that can squeeze in, she said. The lecture is free and open to the public, but seats will be reserved for contributors to the Ninth Annual Fundraising Celebration, which takes place February 9 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Sanibel Island beachfront home of Peter and Mallory Haffenreffer. This is a major fundraising event for the Center and helps to further its sustainability initiatives locally and globally. Invitations for the event weekend will be mailed in early January to Center members. If you would like an invitation or would like to be added to the Centers mailing list, contact the Center by email at cese@fgcu.edu or by phone at 590-7166. Captiva Memorial Library Manager Anne Bradley displays books by Mary Oliver that are available through the Lee County Library System A Thousand Mornings was published in October of 2012 Meditation Program At Sanibel LibraryLaurie Barraco will be presenting an introductory program on meditation on Friday, January 11 at 2 p.m. in Meeting Room #4 of the Sanibel Public Library, 770 Dunlop Road. Barraco is a native New Yorker who relocated to Florida in 1990 looking for a new beginning and a more peaceful and spiritual atmosphere. During her time here in Florida, she has worked with preschool children as a teacher and as a paralegal. For the past 20 years, Barraco has worked on her spiritual side by studying with many Master Teachers, such as Sonia Choquette and John Holland. She has been married for 22 years and has two teenage children. She opened The Mystical Moon store in Fort Myers in December 2007. I hope that everyone that walks through that door feels welcomed and loved and realizes that there is hope and support to help with lifes challenges, Barraco said of her store. I want to integrate the fact that we are very powerful beings with the ability to manifest anything we choose to in our lives. And, as far as she is concerned, the journey has just begun! This library program is open to everyone. There is no fee to attend. Call 4722483 for more information. Paperwork Of Life ProgramEllen Mikus will present a program at the Sanibel Public Library on Wednesday, January 9, at 2:00 p.m. in Meeting Room #4. The title of her presentation is Paperwork of Life, and she will explain the service she provides at the library on a variety of issues. Medicare and insurance issues are her specialty, but she also helps with bill paying and checkbook keeping. Ellen has lived in Florida for ten years. She has worked as a Medical Social Worker at Community Hospital in Munster, Indiana. She has also worked as a Utilization Manager in Indiana and in Fort Myers. A Utilization Manager is the person who works with the insurance companies when a patient is admitted to a hospital to ensure that their insurance pays the bill. She will pass out her business cards and take questions. Ellen is available by appointment at the Sanibel Public Library to assist those in need of her expertise. Island PawsA Very Unique Pet Shop! Just Three Doors DownHeres whats cooking for Breakfast & Lunch Serving Breakfast All DAY, Every Day!Youll always find something special at the Over Easy Cafe.Outdoor & Indoor Dining Breakfast & Lunch Scan To Go Online Like us on Heres whats cooking for Breakfast & LunchShare your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com


39 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 28, 2012 Celebration Of Reading Slated For February 15For the 13th consecutive year, Gov. Jeb Bush brings his Celebration of Reading event to Southwest Florida in February to help raise funds for family literacy programs, where parents and their children learn together. The Florida Celebration of Reading takes place Friday, February 15 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs. This year signals a change for the event, which now supports The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. The foundations mission is to achieve 100 percent literacy in America based on the belief that education is a civil right for all, regardless of age. Gov. Bush recently became co-chair of his mothers national foundation, working alongside his sister, Doro Bush Koch. First Lady Barbara Bush is expected to attend the Florida celebration and will join New York Times best-selling authors. Individual tickets are now available at www.CelebrationOfReading.org and include the reading event at 6 p.m., followed by a gourmet dinner and a booksigning with the authors. Authors confirmed to-date for the event include: Harlan Coben, whose last five consecutive novels have debuted in the No. 1 position on The New York Times bestseller list. Coben, with thrillers published in 41 languages, has 50 million books in print worldwide. Arthur Agatston, MD, renowned cardiologist, and creator and author of the perennial best-seller, The South Beach Diet. Andrea Beaty, best-selling childrens author with two books on the Florida State Sunshine book list. Her titles include Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies; Hush, Baby Ghostling; Firefighter Ted; and Iggy Peck, Architect. The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy was founded nearly 25 years ago, working to ensure each childs lifelong success by preparing them to learn in school while providing parents a second chance to complete their education. Floridas Celebration of Reading has raised nearly $22 million for family literacy programs since the program was launched under then Gov. Bush in 2001. Major Florida Celebration of Reading partners include AT&T, Comcast, Dollar General Foundation, Florida Lottery, Florida Trend, Prudential Financial, Publix Super Markets Charities, Scholastic, State Farm, SunTrust Foundation, Walt Disney World and Wells Fargo. Individual tickets are $250 per person, with sponsorships available that include exclusive events such as a private luncheon with the Bush family and guest authors, as well as a VIP reception and preferred seating at the reading event. For tickets or sponsorship information, contact Tina Matte, event coordinator, at 239-277-6295 or visit www. CelebrationOfReading.org. Harlan Coben Arthur Agatston, MD Andrea BeatyStories For GrownupsWe all have stories to tell. And we all love listening to stories that awaken our memories. Thanks to the Sanibel Public Library, First Fridays Stories For Grownups will continue its long and successful history with another season in 2013. January 4, from 2 to 3 p.m., at the Sanibel Public Library will be the first of four monthly First Fridays for storytelling. Stories For Grownups was started by two beloved story-tellers, Maggie and Steve Mullins. On the first Friday of every month in season, the Mullins brought in storytellers from around Florida... and sometimes even farther. The Mullins own stories were always highlights. At the story Fridays, as part of the magic, the second half of the hour is devoted for stories from the audience. Topics have included families, children, the grandchildren, the inevitable joys and ordeals of child rearing, of love relationships, getting old, getting doctors, and losing memory. Starting off 2013 is one of the islands favorites, and the person the Mullins trusted to carry on the tradition. He is Dr. Sidney B. Simon, retired professor emeritus, University of Massachusetts. To test him out and to earn their trust, Simon was brought back by the Mullins four years in a row. Thats because Simon knows how to involve the audience and draw from them some marvelous stories/ Join the group at the Sanibel Public Library, 770 Dunlop Road in Meeting Room #4 on the ground floor. Youll be greeted by two members of the Stories For Grownups committee, Beth Gillis and Sylvia Chamberlain. You dont have to bring a story; just come to listen and to feel the joy. For more information, call the Sanibel Public Library at 472-2483. Dr. Sidney B. 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FREETake Me Home NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands BUSINESS REAL ESTATE CLASSIFIEDS VOL. 20, NO. 27 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA DECEMBER 28, 2012 B BSECTION2012 Year In Reviewby Anne MitchellJanuary Plans were announced for Shellabration 2012, to mark the 75th anniversary of the Sanibel Shell Fair & Show from February 17 to March 4. The festivities would kick off with a mass Sanibel Stoop on Bowmans Beach on Friday, February 17 designed to break a Guinness Book World Record of 250 people in the Largest Treasure Hunt category. Historic Shore Haven, built in 1924, after being barged to Sanibel as a Verona model Sears and Roebuck Honor Built home kit, may once again take a barge ride. If all goes well, the bayfront home will be moved to the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village to become another exhibit of how life was lived on Sanibel in earlier times. It will ride on a barge from Bird Lane to the end of Dixie Beach Boulevard and then trucked to the village on Dunlop Road. Dr. Phillip Marks and Holly Smith were reappointed for three-year terms to the Sanibel Planning Commission. Nine children enrolled in the Sanibel Recreation Centers after school program offered some help in the citys battle against invasive plant species, collecting more than 100 pounds of air potatoes from Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation land located behind St. Isabel Catholic Church Some 16 people, including tenants, attended Monday nights meeting of Community Housing & Resources (CHR) board, some to protest what they perceived to be a rent increase. Councilman Doug Congress, the city councils liaison to CHR, says it is not a rent increase, rather the loss of utility supplements. The Community House celebrated 85 years in January. It was built in 1927, when the country was still enjoying the prosperous decade known as the Roaring Twenties. That year, with Calvin Coolidge in the White House, Charles Lindbergh would make his famous trans-Atlantic flight and The Jazz Singer would bring sound to motion pictures. At last, islanders had a facility large enough for town meetings, civic and social gatherings, and group recreation events.February In a paper published in Biomaterials Journal, Dr. Steven Curley of the MD Anderson Cancer Research Center in Houston and lead researcher for the John Kanzius radio frequency cancer treatment, proved that carbon nanoparticles can be delivered into the nucleus of cancer cells. Researchers were able to move nanoparticles into the fluid environment around the nucleus (cytoplasm) in prior studies, but never before could they reach the actual nucleus where the DNA of cells is located. The carbon nanoparticles are fascinating because they are the smallest particles we have used. It is also possible to attach chemotherapy drugs or other agents to the carbon nanoparticles and have the nanoparticles carry these into the nucleus with them, Curley said. He also stated that he believes this will further enhance treatment in the Kanzius radio frequency field to produce heating of the cancer cell and ultimately, cancer cell death. The late Kanzius was a Sanibel winter resident. It would not have been a huge surprise to learn that The Sanibel School would be ranked among the highest scoring schools in the state when the Florida Department of Education (DOE) released its official list of elementary, middle, combination and high schools for 2010-11 last week. However, when the island educational facility appeared at the top of the list for combination schools, its teachers, staff, students and parents reveled in the news of being named number one.continued on page 8B Sanibel Recreation Center staff and children ready to collect invasive air potatoes 20 1 2 20 1 2 20 1 2 2 2 2 0 0 1 2 2 2 2 2 0 0 1 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 2 2 0 0 1 3 3 2 2 0 0 1 3 3 2 2 0 0 1 3 3 20 1 3 20 1 3 20 1 3 Lynx Sailing Into Fort Myers BeachAll law-abiding and loyal citizens are urged to be vigilant and alert to the presence on their coast of the weatherly, fast and heavily armed clipper called the Lynx. The 122-foot square top sail schooner will be sailing into Fort Myers Beach on Thursday, January 3 at noon. Join the flotilla as Lynx fires a salute from her main battery of six-pound carronades upon her grand entrance. We are very excited to visit Fort Myers Beach for the first time, and want to thank wholeheartedly Rob DeGennaro with Nervous Nellies Waterfront Eatery for hosting our visit. It is through his generous support that area residents will have the chance to walk the decks and step back in time aboard Lynx, Americas Privateer, our National Treasure, said Jeffrey Woods, executive director, Lynx Educational Foundation. Lynx, Americas Privateer, has arrived on the east coast from Hawaii and California, and is scheduled for a five-year mission along the East Coast of the United States, the Gulf Coast, the Great Lakes and Canada celebrating the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 and The Star-Spangled Banner. Dont miss this opportunity when Lynx makes a special appearance in Fort Myers Beach to relive history. Lynx is an interpretation of an actual privateer named Lynx built by Thomas Kemp in 1812 in Fells Point, Maryland. She was among the first ships to defend American freedom by evading the British naval fleet then blockading American ports and serving in the important privateering efforts. Although captured early in the war, the original Lynx design was recognized as superior. With her rakish profile and superior sailing abilities, she served as an inspiration to those ships that would follow. Naval architects continue to study her power and grace. She is fitted with period ordnance and flies pennants and flags from the 1812 era. With a noble mission, Lynx acts as a dynamic educational platform and provides a unique opportunity for students to interact with their American history lessons and renders a hands-on experience. Students and adults recognize the War of 1812 as a significant element of American heritage and as a turning point in the development of our national identity. continued on page 4B The Lynx will arrive in Fort Myers Beach on January 3 at noon


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4B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 28, 2012 From page 1BLynx Sailing Into Fort Myers BeachThe Privateer Lynx was hired to train the cast and crew of the hit movie Pirates of the Caribbean. Climb aboard and step back in time as you relive history and feel the adventure. Join the crew and hoist the sails, steer the ship, fire the main battery of sixpounder carronades and experience first hand life aboard a traditional, square topsail schooner. On decks and below, Lynx evokes the life, spirit and atmosphere of a vanished age of sail. Fort Myers Beach Schedule: January 3 to 17 Grand arrival of Lynx is Thursday, January 3 at noon with a deck gun salute Public Dockside Tours are 3 to 6 p.m. January 4 to 17 Public Deck Tours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Public Sailaway is 3 to 5 p.m. Pricing for Public Dockside Tours is a $6 donation for adults; children 12 and under are free. Public Sailaways are $65 for adults; children 12 and under are $35. The ship is closed January 14 for a crew day off. Boarding is at Nervous Nellies Waterfront Eatery at Snug Harbor Marina, 1131 First Street in Fort Myers Beach (under the Sky Bridge). All proceeds help support the educational programs taught aboard Lynx. Also, sail with the crew on a port-toport overnight passage and be a part of the crew on a unique experience from Fort Myers Beach to St. Petersburg. For reservations or more information, call 866-446-5969 (PST) or visit www. privateerlynx.org for online ticketing and donations. The Lynx, a clipper schooner from the War of 1812, will be visiting Nervous Nellies in Fort Myers Beach in January Captain Bob Nelson and the crew of the Lynx Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com


New Year TraditionsTo most of us, New Years Eve means attending a big party with friends and loved ones and making resolutions that we will soon break. But where did the tradition come from? The Oldest Holiday On Earth Celebrating the coming of the New Year is the oldest of all holidays. It originally lasted for 11 days and each day had its own signature theme. It was first observed in ancient Babylon approximately 4,000 years ago. In the years around 2000 BC, the Babylonian New Year began with the first new moon (the first visible cresent) after the vernal equinox (the first day of spring). While modern festivities may pale in comparison to those of the Babylonians, they are nonetheless often celebrated around the world. Toasting On New Years Eve One of the most honored New Years traditions is the Champagne toast at midnight. It can be traced back to the ancient Romans and Greeks who would pour wine, to be shared among those attending a religious function, from a common pitcher. The host would drink first to assure his guests that the wine was not poisoned, an all-too-common practice to do away with ones enemies. As long as the host did not drop dead, the wine bowl would then be passed around so that everyone could take a sip. Ancient wine was not as refined as it is today, so a small piece of scorched toast was placed in the wine bowl to absorb some of the acidity, making the drink more palatable. The last person to partake in the ritual would eat the toasted bread. In time, the act of toasting in unison was born. Kissing At Midnight We kiss those dearest to us at midnight not only to share a moment of celebration with our favorite people, but also to ensure those affections and ties will continue throughout the next twelve months. To fail to smooch our significant others at the stroke of twelve would be to set the stage for a year of coldness. The Singing of Auld Lang Syne The song that plays in the background at midnight of nearly every Englishspeaking New Years Eve celebration is entitled Auld Lang Syne. At least partially written by Robert Burns in the 1700s, it was first published in 1796 after Burns death. Early variations of the song were sung prior to 1700 and inspired Burns to produce the modern rendition. An old Scottish tune, Auld Lang Syne literally means the good old days. New Years Resolutions The tradition dates back to the early Babylonians. While most modern people vow to lose weight or quit smoking, the most popular Babylonian resolution was to return borrowed farm equipment. Black-Eyed Peas Most southern Americans believe the consumption of black-eyed peas on New Years Day is good luck. Legend has it that General Shermans Union troops felt them unworthy, as they were usually used for animal food. As a result, when they raided Confederate food supplies, they absconded with everything except the peas and salted pork. Confederate soldiers felt fortunate to have something left to eat and managed to survive harsh winters on the meager supplies. Henceforth, black-eyed peas became a southern symbol of good luck. Marzipan Pigs The delicious German confection called marzipan is a traditional German gift that symbolizes good luck and prosperity when given at Christmas and New Years. A pig, after all, can only look forward, not back towards its tail (i.e., the past). Silver Coins Placing a silver coin in ones pocket before the clock strikes midnight on New Years is believed by some to increase the chances of prosperity in the coming year. Banging Pots And Pans An Irish tradition involves banging on the door and walls with Christmas bread to chase away bad luck and to invite good spirits into the household. Bread is used in the hopes that the New Year will bring plentiful food to the household. The ritual is likely related to the tradition of banging pots and pans in Iran or the ancient tradition of using firecrackers to welcome in the Chinese New Year. Being Born on January 1 A baby born on the first day of the year is said to have luck on his or her side for life. 5B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 28, 2012 Hortoons Eating a marzipan pig is a delicious way to celebrate good fortune in the new year AVAILABLE COMMERCIAL SPACEMove In Ready RABBIT ROAD CENTERDouble Spot Single Spot Take All 3!!!! Rent Abatement AvailableTo review space and details call239-410-3115


6B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 28, 2012Center 4 Life ProgramsSanibel Fit 4 Life is the motto at Center 4 Life. All ages are welcome. Island Seniors, Inc. members may attend fitness classes held at the Center 4 Life, 2401 Library Way, by presenting a coupon. Booklets of 12 coupons can be purchased at the center; cost is $42, or buy three coupons for $10.50. Cash or checks to the City of Sanibel are accepted. Members of the City of Sanibel Recreation Center must show their membership cards to attend. Happy Hour Fitness Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8 a.m. with Sandi McDougall. Format is 45 minutes of cardio, 20 minutes of balance, core strength and flexibility exercises. Essential Total Fitness Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:30 a.m. Cardio, muscle strengthening and flexibility training with hand weights, stretch cords, chairs and stability balls. Mahnaz Bassiri is the instructor. Power Hour Fitness Tuesday and Thursday at 8 a.m. Hand weights, stretch cords and stability balls, along with mats, are used to strengthen your muscles. Improve core strength and balance. Mahnaz Bassiri is the instructor. Gentle Yoga with Kris Brown Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m. Stretch, tone and strengthen while improving flexibility, proper alignment and circulation. Mats are used to meet the needs of varying experience levels. Bring a towel. Chair Yoga Tuesday and Thursday at 11 a.m. Mahjohgg Lessons January 23, 24, 28 and 30, 9 a.m. to noon. Class is limited to four or eight students and you must be able to attend all classes. Supplies are provided. Cost is $12.50 for members and $25 for non-members. Bridge Lessions coming in February. Weaving Class with Edie Flagg Tuesday, January 22, 1 to 4 p.m. and Wednesday, January 23, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Learn to weave on a rigid heddle loom that is simple, compact, sturdy and portable. Use a variety of yarns on the rigid heddle, which is perfect for weaving scarves, towels, fabric, and many other items. Participants will weave a scarf in class. Yarn and use of heddle loom are included in the fee. The class is limited to five students. Cost is $85 for members and $100 for non-members. Page Turners with Ann Rodman, volunteer coordinator. January 9 at 2:30 p.m. The Big Year by Mark Obmascik. Each year on January 1, a quirky crowd of adventurers storms out across North America for a spectacularly competitive event called a Big Year, a grand, grueling, expensive, and occasionally vicious 365-day marathon of bird watching. LIFE Course Tuesdays and Fridays from 2 to 4 p.m. January 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29 and February 1. Add years to your life and life to your years with the LIFE Course (Longevity, Independence, Fitness and Enjoyment) Ken James. Filomena Warihay and Gerintologist Dr. Michael Raab will lead the course, which is based on four scientifically-proven pillars of longevity: Healthy Body, Healthy Brain, Healthy Nutrition and Joyful Life. Cost is $100 for members and $125 for non-members. Registration deadline is December 30. Tuesday Kayaking January 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 8:30 a.m. There is space for 16 people on eight two-person kayaks and unlimited space for those who own their own kayaks. Kayaks, paddles and life jackets provided. Bring water, a small snack, change of clothing, sun lotion, bug spray, sunglasses and a hat. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Stop by the center to sign up. Florida Repertory Theatre and Herb Strauss Theater January 5 The Little Foxes by Lillian Hellman. The center has reserved discounted seats for Saturday 2 p.m. matinees. Call the center for details. Whats A Spreadsheet? Wednesday and Thursday, January 2 and 3, 1 to 3 p.m. Spreadsheets can be useful to balance your checkbook, manage rentals or expenses or even create address lists using Microsoft Works or Excel software. You need to be familiar with the mouse and keyboard. Class limited to six. Your paid reservation guarantees your seat. Cost is $60 for members, $90 for nonmembers. 10th Annual Coping with Life Series January 18 at 12:30 p.m. Memory Strategies with Cindi Ryerson of Millennium Cognitive Cafe kicks off the series. Limit of 25 participants. Cost is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers. Overview of how our brain functions, how to stay brain fit and strategies to assist with memory in everyday life. Learn how you can tap into six cognitive domains and build cognitive reserve that will help ward off the potential of Alzheimers and dementia in your lifetime. January 25 at 1:30 p.m. Image Matters; Dressing with Intent. Free and open to the public. Sign up is a must as seating is limited. Christine Sherlock, chief image officer and president of Image Matters, will explain the three key elements to dressing with intent and how to reverse the trend of wearing 20 percent of your wardrobe 80 percent of the time. Learn how to save time and money when shopping for new clothes. Discovering Florida Daytrips Thursday, January 17 Flamingo Gardens and lunch in Davie, Florida. Includes transportation, guided gardens tour, wildlife encounter show, narrated tram tour, and lunch at the gardens. Flamingo Gardens is one of the oldest botanical gardens in the south and includes over 3,000 tropical and subtropical plants. Fort Myers pick up at 8 a.m. Cost is $69 for members and $79 for non-members. January 22 to 24 Three-day tour to Key West. Trip includes transportation, admission and lunch at Theater of the Sea in Islamorada, two nights accommodations at LaConcha Hotel on Duval Street with breakfast, one dinner, guided tram tour with hop-on, hop-off privileges and two-day pass, tickets to either Hemmingway House or Truman Whitehouse, and Mallory Square sunset celebration. Fort Myers pick up at 7 a.m. Cost is $499 per person, doubleoccupancy for members and $549 per person double occupancy for non-members; $749 single for members and $799 single for non-members. Tuesday, January 29 Boca Raton Museum of Art plus Mizner Park. Includes transportation, admission to the Boca Raton Museum, shopping and lunch (on your own) at Mizner Park. Cost is $49 for members and $59 for non-members. Fort Myers pick up at 7:30 a.m. 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. The Center 4 Life is holding a raffle drawing for an original painting by local artist Bea Pappas. Pappas has been painting for 47 years and teaching for 32 years. She continues to study with artists she respects and admires. She is an exhibiting artist at the North Shore Art Association in Gloucester, Massachusetts and a signature member of ISEA (International Society of Experimental Artists). Tickets are $5 each or six for $25 and are available at the front desk at the Center 4 Life on Library Way. The painting is on display at the center. The drawing will be held March 6. Call the center at 472-5743 for details on programs or stop by to register. Our team is local and has been working with BP adjusters since the claims process began. We believe these payouts have the potential to breathe new life into Sanibel and Captiva businesses and build a stronger economy moving forward. www.sancapcpa.com/bp 239.472.1323 Send your editorial copy to:press@islandsunnews.com


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8B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 28, 2012 From page 1B2012 Year In ReviewMy initial reaction was how proud I am of the team effort it takes to be ranked number one, said Barbara Von Harten, principal of The Sanibel School. A total of 3,078 Florida schools were ranked. The Sanibel School, which has been awarded an A rating for the past 11 years, ranked on top of the list of Floridas elementary-middle combination schools with 692 points, well ahead of Challenger K-8 School of Science & Math in Hernando County, which scored 674 points. Beachside Montessori Village School in Broward County placed third with 669 points The Sanibel City Council earmarked more than $5 million to improve the financial health of the citys police and general employee pension funds. Both have been performing poorly in recent years to the point where the liabilities exceed the funds available. The city has been working towards improving those plans by injecting extra cash. The City of Sanibel Vegetation Committee thanked all who participated in the citys 2nd annual Air Potato Exchange Day at the Sanibel Farmers Market January 15. As a result of the hard work of more than 30 collectors, nearly 730 pounds of air potato bulbils were sent to the county incinerator and will no longer have the chance to wreak havoc in our native plant communities. Shell enthusiasts came from near and far to Bowmans Beach, when more than 800 people took part in a history-making Sanibel Stoop. According to event planners, the number of participants who registered to take part more than quadrupled the total required to shatter the existing Guinness Book of World Records mark in the Treasure Hunt category.March Sanibel-Captiva islanders may think theyve seen it all when it comes to seashells, but on Monday local mollusks were propelled to the realms of haute couture. Fifteen outfits, ranging from a simple cotton dress to a lavishly beaded wedding gown to a coordinating ownerand-dog ensemble, were displayed at a fashion show and luncheon as part of Shellabration! 2012. A full house of about 150 people filled the dining room at The Sanctuary Golf Club on Sanibel to watch perhaps the most glamorous parade of seashells ever seen on these islands. Star of the show and winner of the most audience votes was the bridal gown made and modeled by Melinda Graham. The elegant white and oyster gray satin dress and train encrusted with tiny seashells received oohs and aahs from the audience. Sanibel Public Works Director Gates Castle is taking early retirement courtesy of a multi-million-dollar Florida Lottery win. Castle, 60, told the Island Sun that the win was the reason for his decision to retire earlier than planned. He is one of two Lee County men to win top Florida lottery prizes the same day, March 1, according to lottery.com. The Florida Lottery announced that Castle, of Sanibel, claimed his share of the $7 million jackpot from the drawing held on February 22. A platform for the eagle nest at Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundations West Sanibel River Preserve on Sanibel was installed by SCCF and Lee County Electric Coop with assistance from Sanibel eagle expert Mark Bird Westall. Last fall, the eagles had begun working on their nest in a dead tree in the preserve, which had been their nesting site for several years. In the early hours on October 18, before there were eggs in the nest, the tree snapped in half and fell. SCCF staffers and many others began watching the eagle pair closely to see how they would cope. Within a week, both eagles were seen flying with nesting materials in their talons and began Lamar Williams retains his title in the oyster eating contest Mark Bird Westall works with LCECs crew to attach the eagle platform to the top of the pole Shellabration! 2012 fashion show Aerial of the record-setting Sanibel Stoop TRUST As the largest independent Trust Company in Southwest Florida, we combine personal service with world class investment management to create a superior client experience. Founded in 2001, we maintain the highest standards of safety and soundness. Client portfolios are separately managed and individually tailored to your total return, cash ow, and legacy needs. Experience the benets of private wealth management.Wealth Management | Trust Administration | Estate PlanningYour nancial future should rest in the hands of a company with the integrity and experience to preserve and grow your assets. sancaptrustco.com


9B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 28, 2012working on at least two nests, one in the original Gulf Pines site and one nearby.April A new chain retail store is coming to Sanibel, J. McLaughlin, selling upscale American classic clothing in bold colors and signature prints. Currently, there are about 45 J. McLaughlin stores from coast to coast, including two in Naples and others in Palm Beach, Florida; Lexington Avenue, New York; and Nantucket, Massachusetts. Because its part of a chain, the applicant, Heart of the Island Associates, had to seek a conditional use permit from the Sanibel Planning Commission, even though the store meets all the criteria for what the city classes as formula retail. Sanibel City Council adopted Ordinance 12-003, which reduces all city building permit fees by 25 percent. To achieve this, the multiplier for all building department fees has been reduced from one percent of total project cost to threequarters of one percent of the total cost, effective April 10. Lamar Williams retained his title as champion oyster eater at The BaileyMatthews Shell Museums 3rd annual Oyster Eating Contest. There was some drama involved during Saturdays event, staged at The Timbers Restaurant. Williams and fellow competitors Ron Clayton and Chuck Woods finished in a three-way tie, with 48 oysters eaten in one minute the same number that won last years competition. But after a 30-second tie-breaker, Williams was declared the winner, having downed an additional 37 oysters. Sanibel Community Housing Resources (CHR) welcomed a new executive director last week. Kelly Collini moved to Sanibel from Laramie, Wyoming where she was the executive director of the Albany County SAFE Project, an advocacy program for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, for the past six years. More than 75 people attended the official ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Shared Use Path Welcome Center, located on Periwinkle Way between She Sells Sea Shells and Huxters Market. The facility features an extension of the shared use path, which meanders through newlyplanted native vegetation, a three-sided covered gazebo with seating, maps and island information, a drinking fountain, benches and a dedication plaque set in stone.May The Sanibel-Captiva volunteer campaign committee for the 2011-12 United Way Campaign of Lee, Hendry and Glades announced that residents contributed $307,288 to the campaign. This is $32,000 over their original goal of $275,000. Sixty-two Sanibel and Captiva residents and leadership givers gathered recently at Tween Waters Inn to celebrate the achievement. The modest Walker Guest House on Sanibel was named the top residential structure in Florida. Local architect Joyce Owens told the city council on Tuesday that the 60-year-old house received the most public votes in a statewide competition in which over 2.5 million votes were cast. In addition to getting the top peoples vote, the Walker house came in at number 3 in a vote by architects. An online competition was launched in March marking the American Institute of Architects 100th anniversary. Five buildings were nominated in Southwest Florida. What kind of person would want to drive a diminutive vehicle, ill-equipped for a treacherous journey across more than 10,000 miles of largely unpaved, unmarked roadway through both barren deserts and dangerous, mountainous terrain, whose greatest goal is not based upon which team finishes first, but which teams finish at all? James Sprankle is one of those people. The Sanibel native, son of islanders Jim and Patty Sprankle, is planning to enter this years Mongol Rally, which is described by former participants as the greatest adventure in the world. The road race which isnt technically a race at all begins at Goodwood Circuit in Chichester, England and ends in Ulan Bator, Mongolia. An application by the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation to construct an elevated attached deck between the old Bailey homestead and an accessorycontinued on page 10B Andy and Lisa Brown with their daughters Meagan and Maya James Sprankle shows his map route for the Mongol Rally Sen Miller and James Sprankle on the Mongol Rally 437 Lake Murex Cir oversized lake-front parcel very near West Gulf Drive beaches $249K 2242 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Square #3 Real estate info & blog at SanibelSusan.wordpress.com 1847 Farm Trl lot in small olde-FLstyle home community with pool, tennis, & low HOA fee $249K 5307 Umbrella Pool Rd nearbeach oversized cul-de-sac lot, walk/bike to this beach $399K 1118 Sand Castle Rd single-family home lot in golf/tennis community, backs to natural vegetation $299K JUST REDUCED 837 Limpet Dr over 1/2 acre on intersecting canals in Shell Harbor now $885K Sandalfoot 5C1 annual income nearly $50K at beach-front eastend 2-bedrm walk-out $699K Compass Point 141 Decoratorremodeled gulf-front 2 bedrm with den & years of rental history $899K Loggerhead Cay 353 cheerful 3rd floor 2 bedrm with gulf view & good rental income $499K Sundial I-101 one of the best income-producing Sundial Resort club suites, ground-level $349.9K 2985 Island Inn immaculate & updated 3-bedrm near-beach home, easy ground-level living $399K 472-HOME (4663) 888-603-0603


10B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 28, 2012 From page 9BYear In Reviewcottage was approved by the planning commission. Because the homestead is an historic landmark, a certificate of appropriateness is required before any changes can be made. The old homestead, at 1300 Periwinkle Way, is a piece of Sanibel history. It was the original home of the Bailey family, built in 1896, where Sam Bailey was born and Francis Bailey raised his children. It is one of only 10 homes on the City of Sanibels Register of Historic Landmarks.June Meagan Brown, a 5th grader at The Sanibel School, was awarded the $1,000 Ben Carson Scholar Award last week from The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. Scholarships are awarded to students in 5th grade based on academic merit, civic engagement and a nomination from their principal. A total of 125 osprey chicks survived the 2012 Sanibel nesting season and left their nests, according to The International Osprey Foundation. In addition, the nest monitors reported that four eaglets fledged. Thats the most successful nesting season since records began in 1979. Last year, 122 ospreys and four eagles were reported as fledged from a total of 101 osprey nests and two eagle nests. This is the very best year our Sanibel ospreys have ever, ever had, said Tim Gardner, TIOF president. We have records dating back to 1979; we have had some good years and some not so good years. The Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerces Visitor Center has been ranked #1 on TripAdvisor, with more than 96 percent of reviewers rating the Visitor Center either excellent or very good. Visitors from all over the world have shared their reviews on TripAdvisor and have given the center an overall rating of excellent.July On Monday, the World War II warship USS Mohawk Coast Guard Cutter (CGC) was deployed to its final resting place 90 feet under water, roughly 28 nautical miles off of Sanibel Island, creating the first Veterans Memorial Reef dedicated to all United States veterans. The official name of the reef will be the USS Mohawk CGC Veterans Memorial Reef. The 165-foot World War II CGC was the last remaining ship of the Battle of the Atlantic. She launched 14 attacks against submarine contacts between 1942 and 1945. One of her most famous deeds was being the last ship to radio General Dwight D. Eisenhower that the weather was clearing for the D-Day invasion. On May 16, the USS Mohawk arrived in Fort Myers Beach following a two-day journey from Key West, where for the past several years she served as home to the Miami-Dade Historical Maritime Museum. Over the next several weeks, she will undergo renovations at Kelly Brothers Marine Contractors, which will transform the 165-foot vessel into an artificial reef. Ten city employees were recognized by the Sanibel City Council for their part in capturing the black bear that had been living on Sanibel for about a year. The capture took place June 21 and involved dragging the 270-pound tranquilized animal through water near Lighthouse Beach. The bear, which had started exhibiting nuisance behavior, was relocated to Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge in Citrus County just north of Tampa, but later was seen on the campus of the University of South Florida and also near the front gate of Busch Gardens. It was again tranquilized by state wildlife officers and moved to Apalachicola in the Big Bend area of the state, almost 400 miles northwest of Sanibel.August Sean Miller and James Sprankle finished the 2012 Mongol Rally, a 7,000mile England to Mongolia automotive adventure. City leaders, concerned about vacant commercial space and the continuing decline in property values, embark on measures to help stimulate the islands retail economy. Vice Mayor Mick Denham said he wants to have the topic on the councils October or November agenda for further discussion. Councilman Doug Congress said, No one likes to drive down Periwinkle and see empty businesses. Several restaurants closed, property values are down 1.5 percent this year. It is not going to fix itself.continued on page 12B USS Mohawk City employees capture the black bear Osprey with chicks etting the home of your dreams starts with the right remodeler! our dreams ghtremo Kitchens, Bathrooms, Outdoor Entertainment, Media Rooms, P oo l s/Spas, C l osets, an d Comp l ete Home Remo d e l s LI C # CGC 059261A passion for service and excellence since 1989 ost trusted by absentee homeowners to make dreams come true! 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12B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 28, 2012 From page 10BYear In Review September With a nip here and a tuck there, the Sanibel City Council on Tuesday produced a svelte final budget that calls for a reduced millage rate albeit a small one and further savings for island taxpayers. As called for at the previous budget session, City Manager Judie Zimomra presented items that could be trimmed totalling $224,500. Council opted for most of them, reaping a savings of $199,500. The goal had been to trim $162,000 to reduce the 2.1389 working millage to 2.1. The cuts included refining two road projects to save $67,500, postponing improvements to MacKenzie Hall ($32,000) and installing a system to video stream council meetings ($35,000). Council also chose to delay $400,000 in improvements the Center4Life, instead using $90,000 already budgeted for architect fees to do necessary repairs and maintenance, including fixing a leak thats coming up through the floor.October A journey of just over three miles took nearly 12 hours to complete, but in the end, the Sanibel Historical Museum & Village welcomed its latest addition with open arms. There were a few temporarily relocated signs and light fixtures along the way. Beginning at 10 p.m. on October 2, crews began the task of moving the twostory Shore Haven house a Sears & Roebuck Honor Bilt kit home constructed on Sanibel in 1924 from its site on San Carlos Bay Drive, near the end of Dixie Beach Boulevard. Workers from Flint & Doyle Structural Movers transported Shore Haven slowly up Periwinkle Way through the night, finally reaching the homes new address on Dunlop Road in the wee hours of Wednesday morning. A small number of Sanibel properties homes as well as commercial buildings have fallen into disrepair and the owners have failed to maintain them. As a result of complaints, the city is considering passing an ordinance to force the owners to clean up these nuisances when efforts by officials have failed. City Manager Judie Zimomra told the city council the economic downturn has left a few isolated cases where people havent done maintenance on their properties. We have even had realtors call who were having difficulty selling a property because of its proximity to a neglected home. Despite complaints from neighboring residents about noise from a bank of air conditioners, Sanibel Community Church on Tuesday was granted a plan revision and the right to a certificate of occupancy to allow for seven a/c units instead of the five shown on the approved plan. Complaints notwithstanding, two sound compression tests conducted by the city and a company working for the church, showed the decibel level to be within the Sanibel codes of a maximum of 60 decibels at night and 66 in daytime. Sanibel Community Church has just completed a major expansion project on the 8.1-acre site on Periwinkle Way, and wants to start using the new 630-seat sanctuary for services. Dr. Mark Mathusa, of Island Woods subdivision, said he lives closest to the church and, like his neighbors, suffered through the year-long construction. Riley Baugh and Isabella SbarraMichelland, 5th graders at The Sanibel School, were crowned king and queen, respectively, for the 27th annual Baileyfest. The official crowning ceremony will take place at Baileyfest.November Voters faced long lines at the Sanibel polls on Tuesday, as did many others throughout Lee County. Some waited as long as nine hours to cast their ballots in the general election. Barack Obama had already been declared the winner by the time some people finished voting. On Sanibel, after voters filled out the fourpage ballot, they then had to wait in line to use the single scanner to record their vote. Lee County Supervisor of Elections Sharon Harrington came under fire. Sanibel, the single largest contributor to Lee Countys bed tax coffers, will soon have a permanent seat on the Tourist Development Council, the body that determines how to spend the millions of dollars collected each year. In fiscal 2011, Lee County reported a record high $24.2 million, of which Sanibel generated the biggest share, 15.5 percent. Fort Myers Beach collected 14.8 percent, about $1 million behind Sanibel. Currently, Sanibel shares a rotating seat with other municipalities while Cape Coral has a permanent seat based on the fact it has the largest population. Sanibel City Council made official its goal of promoting a healthy commercial district by approving a vision statement. 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14B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 28, 2012 From page 12BYear In Review Inventory existing retail, offices, restaurants and service uses on the island; Perform an analysis of local and regional commercial market conditions and trends; and Recommend appropriate Land Development Code amendments consistent with the Sanibel Plan. Lead researcher Dr. Steven Curley announced recently they have discovered that the Kanzius cancer technology that has been in development for several years has taken a new turn. He made the comment at the Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation National Conference in Erie, Pennsylvania. Kanzius external RF generator had been in testing for several years as a new treatment for cancer. The idea was to inject gold nanoparticles into tumors and zap them with RFG radio waves. The tumor cells and not healthy cells are attracted to the gold nanoparticles. The result in petri dishes and small animal testing was cancer cells dead, healthy cells unharmed and no side-effects. For the first time since the Sanibel Fire & Rescue District beran handing out Phoenix Awards in 1999, recognizing the efforts of crew members who have made life-recovering rescues, a total of seven awards was distributed. Recognized during the monthly board of fire commissioners meeting were crew members Kevin Barbot, Bill Briscoe, Rob Doerr, Brittany Gydosh, Carl Johanson, Rob Popkin and John Reitenbach. On October 8, crews responded to an emergency call of a man who had gone into cardiac arrest. The victim, 61-yearold Steve Sickels, attended the award ceremony to thank his rescuers personally. On Sunday, November 25, people gathered in the new sanctuary of Sanibel Community Church for the first worship service in the 630-seat auditorium. The $4.9 million project, begun in 2010, includes a new youth center with triple the space they had before. New adult classrooms are still being renovated, but will be opening soon. The plan also includes a missionsfocused caf-bookstore supporting local and worldwide ministries, as well as a counseling center that will be available for the public. The hope is to have all new facilities fully functional by the end of the year. The unexpected death on Sunday, November 25 of Tim Gardner leaves a void in Sanibels environmental community as well as a lasting legacy of volunteerism and dedication to a cause. Gardner was actively involved in very many island organizations, most of them related to wildlife and nature. Among the myriad groups with which he was involved, he was president of The International Osprey Foundation at the time of his death. He personally helped to rebuild dozens of osprey nesting platforms that were destroyed in Hurricane Charley in 2004. December Tower Gallery celebrated its 30th anniversary with a new display containing works by former members of the cooperative who assisted in the purchase of the Tarpon Bay Road property on August 5, 2004. A production crew from the Travel Channel was on Captiva December 8 to film the islands annual Captiva Holiday Village Golf Cart Parade as part of a proposed show based on unique Christmas events across the United States. Travel Channel creative producer Nicole Dunn said, We are looking to showcase the best of the best across America but wanted to get away from the typical stories like the Radio City Rockettes or the lighting of the Rockefeller Center tree in New York City. Sanibel Police Lt. Scott Ashby will retire at the end of the year after logging more than 30 years with the city. Ashby, who joined the police department as an aide in October 1981 at the age of 18, rose through the ranks. Ashby turns 50 this month. Lee County Supervisor of Elections Sharon Harrington was in the hot seat Tuesday when the Sanibel City Council members quizzed her about what she was doing to make sure that voters would not have to wait in line for seven hours or more in the next election. Harrington gave council background on Floridas voting procedures, funding and the fact that supervisors are governed by state law on funding and types of amount of equipment used as well as time allowed for early voting. She said that she will attend a meeting of the Association of Supervisors in the next few days and hopes members will opt to lobby for some changes. Councilman Doug Congress said while he appreciated her meeting with city officials, he was not satisfied with her responses. Chairman Michael Valiquette and member Chris Heidrick were reappointed to their seats on the Sanibel Planning Commision. The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation received the planning commissions unanimous blessing to move forward with its plan to convert the old Bailey Homestead into an educational and research facility with offices, wildlife habitat, walking trails and a native plant nursery. Erick Lindblad, SCCF executive director, outlined the plan, which requires conditional use approval. He said they have been working with city staff throughout the summer to hone their plan and work out access and egress for vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists. The foundation purchased the 28.3-acre property with continued on page 32B Captiva Holiday Village Golf Cart Parade WWW.ISLANDCOASTEXPERTS.COM WWW.ISLANDCOASTEXPERTS.COM (239) 565-5840 cell (239) 472-5187 ext. 202 (800) 553-7338 ext. 202 VIP Realty Group, Inc.1560 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 BEAUTIFUL BAY FRONT BUILT IN 20083 BR plus of ce & 3.5 Baths. Metal roof, elevator, replace, hard wood oors, large kitchen with double ovens & wine cooler, upstairs master suite with sitting area/of ce & deck overlooking the Bay! $2,995,000. FURNISHED DEEP WATER DIRECT ACCESSNo bridges! Excellent boaters location. Breathtaking intersecting canal views! 3 BR/2.5 BA shows bright and spacious with vaulted ceilings, replace, updated large eat-in kitchen. Pool, spa, &10,000 lb lift. $1,195,000. EXCELLENT INCOME & STUNNING VIEWSDirect Gulf front views! 2 BR & 2 BA. Updated kitchen with granite & stainless & beautiful baths with double vanities & granite. Gulf front master (see the water/ sand & hear the waves).Pool, tennis, BBQ grills & on-site rental of ce. $799,000. FURNISHED ROMANTIC HIDEAWAYThis tasteful 1 BR 1.5 BA is a perfect island retreat! Newer windows, plumbing & electric. Granite & stainless kitchen. Gorgeous master bath with spa, double vanities and rain shower. Captivating Gulf and sunset views! Excellent amenities. $425,000. FURNISHED hetmanek@hetmanek.com J J AND AND P P HETMANEK YOUR ISLAND REAL ESTATE EXPERTS NEW LISTING NEW LISTINGWISHING YOU A BLESSED NEW YEAR!


15B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 28, 2012 Doc Fords Kicks The Bottle For DingInspired by the Ding Darling Refuges initiative to kick the one-use plastic bottle habit earlier this year, Doc Fords Sanibel Rum Bar & Grille followed suit with the recent purchase of collapsible water bottles. A lot of our lunch crowd heads out to the nearby refuge after they eat, and ask to buy bottles of water for the road, said Doc Fords Manager Jean Crenshaw. When we heard about what the refuge was doing, we got excited to jump in on kicking the bottle. Like the refuges collapsible green bottles, Doc Fords blue bottle is refillable. Guests can fill it with cool filtered water at the restaurant and then refill at the refuges water stations at the Education Center and Tarpon Bay Explorers. Doc Fords charges $2.95 for the reusable bottle, out of which it donates 50 cents to Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS). The cost of the reusable bottle is exactly what we used to charge for a bottle of water, plus they get a souvenir and the added incentive of doing a good turn for the environment, said Crenshaw. Weve been committed for years to earth-friendly products, including our recyclable to-go products, straws, and garbage bags. We no longer serve any plastic-bottled water. Guests who are dining and want bottled water get Aqua Pana in a glass bottle that we recycle. We have no Styrofoam products. Our menus are printed on recycled paper also.continued on page 25B Doc Fords management team members Kris Zook, Marty Harrity, Liz Harris, and Jean Crenshaw celebrate kicking the bottle with the refuge system mascot, the Blue Goose, and Refuge Deputy Manager Joyce Palmer Food Contributors To The New Years Eve Party At The Rec Center Sanibel Recreation Center New Years Eve party food sponsors: Kris Van Olst of Cheeburger Cheeburger, Alison and Blaine Dry of Cips Place, Jackie and Jen of The Coffee Bar @ Baileys, Dave Nicely of Sun Harvest Citrus, 7 Eleven, Dairy Queen, Arturo, Jamie and Steve of Island Pizza, Manager Tammy and Chef Steve of The Sanibel Fish House, Richard and Meade Bailey of Bailey General Store, Manager Mark Pucher of Jerrys Foods. Visit mysanibel.com/departments/recreation and go to New Years Eve 2012 for more information on the party Happy New Year! Happy New Year! Buying, Selling or just want to chat... Talk to Chuck! Buying, Selling or just want to chat... 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Fully furnished and equipped 1 bedroom/1 bath unit. Enjoypool, tennis court, grills and bikes. Enjoypool, tennis court, grills and bikes. Great East end location. Well maintained complex! Great East end location. Well maintained complex! $499,000 $499,000 WWW.SANIBELSANDALFOOTCONDO.COM WWW.SANIBELSANDALFOOTCONDO.COMSandalfoot 3B2 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. $249,000 $249,000 WWW.SANIBELTENNISPLACECONDO.COM WWW.SANIBELTENNISPLACECONDO.COMTennis Place C-35 Nice 3BR/2BA lake front, elevated pool home. Nice 3BR/2BA lake front, elevated pool home. Enjoy gorgeous water views and nightly sunsets. 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ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 28, 201216B Despite A Devastating Injury In His First Major League At Bat, Adam Greenberg Getting Another Chanceby Ed FrankIt was July 7, 2005, and a promising 24-year-old center fielder for the Chicago Cubs named Adam Greenberg was facing his very first major league pitch after being called up from the Cubs Double A West Tennessee affiliate. As he dug in at the plate against the Marlins Valereio de los Santos in that Sunday night game aired on ESPN, Greenberg was hit directly in the back of the head by a 92 mph fastball by that first pitch, sending him sprawling to the ground, suffering a concussion. Initially the injury did not appear serious, and after a few weeks of rehabilitation, he returned to the West Tennessee team in the hopes of rejoining the big league squad. Those dreams quickly faded as he realized the effects of that pitch remained. Just bending over to tie my shoe left me with headaches for hours, he said at the time. For weeks, he slept upright in a chair as the only way to tolerate the excruciating headaches. But he never gave up that dream of playing in the Major Leagues. For the next six years, he played for a bevy of minor league teams, never returning to the level of play prior to that first-pitch beaning. In 2011, he toiled for the Independent League Bridgeport Bluefish and faced de los Santos for the first time since that awful day in Chicago. It was a big deal. It had been 5-1/2 years, and to face him again and to get a hit off him was a special moment. It brings things full circle, he said then. Earlier this year, a Cubs fan started a petition to get Greenberg his first official Major League at bat. The campaign worked as the now Miami Marlins offered him a one-day contract worth $2,623, the proceeds of which were donated to research on brain injuries to athletes. On October 2, in a Marlins uniform, he walked to the plate facing the New York Mets R.A. Dickey. He struck out on three pitches from the Cy Young Award winner and was removed from the game. However, the story doesnt end there. Just this past weekend, the Baltimore Orioles gave him another chance, signing him to a minor league contract with the opportunity to play for the Orioles Triple A team in Norfolk, Virginia. To get the opportunity with the Orioles means everything to me, he said. The persistent Greenberg contacted Baltimore manager Buck Showalter at the recent winter meetings and introduced himself. Showalter put him in touch with general manager Dan Duquette and a deal was made.continued on page 32B Adam Greenberg Beachview Men In A Two-Person ScrambleOn December 22, the Beachview Men played a two-person scramble event where six drives were required by each partner. The winners were David Smith and Dick Chocol with a net score of 51. When interviewed after the match, David said that they were a perfect team. They alternated throughout the game, each hitting a good shot after their partner had faltered. It was a case of real ham and eggs said Smith. There was a tie for second and third, with two teams posting a score of 54. It was determined by a scorecard play-off that second place be awarded to Bill continued on page 32B Winners of the Saturday event David Smith, left, and Dick Chocol SPORTS QUIZ 1. When was the last time the Toronto Blue Jays made the playoffs but not the World Series? 2. In 2012, Adam Dunn of the Chicago White Sox tied the mark for most career Opening Day home runs (eight). Who else holds the record? 3. Name the first Heisman Trophy winner to later be named a Super Bowl Most Valuable Player. 4. In 2011, Tom Thibodeau tied the record for most victories by a first-year NBA coach (62). Who else holds the mark? 5. When was the last time before 2011-12 that the Montreal Canadiens finished last in their conference? 6. Name the last time before 2012 that Great Britain won an Olympic team medal in mens gymnastics. 7. Keegan Bradley and Phil Mickelson tied a record in 2012 for biggest victory in a Ryder Cup match. What was their margin of victory?1. In 1991, the Blue Jays lost in the American League Championship Series to Minnesota. 2. Ken Griffey Jr. and Frank Robinson. 3. Roger Staubach won a Heisman (Navy, 1963) and a Super Bowl MVP (Dallas, 1971 season). 4. Paul Westphal won 62 with Phoenix in 1993. 5. It was 1939-40 season. 6. It was 1912. 7. Seven holes up with six to play. ANSWERS ISLAND INSURANCE SERVICE Kathleen Papaleo President Mark OBrien General Manager Susan Barnes Personal Lines Gina Loeber Agent 703 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel, FL (239) 472-3022 Summer is over and its time to enjoy those beautiful winter days in Paradise. Have an insurance question? Call our office today for a new Auto quote. EXCLUSIVE REAL ESTATE BUYER AGENT MIKE BADENOCH239-472-2659www.YourExclusiveBuyerAgent.comMikeandfrancie@msn.com 2424 Palm Ridge Road, SanibelLong-time Sanibel resident. Former attorney; twenty-three years experience. An advocate for you, not the transaction. At your side, negotiating the lowest price and safeguarding your interests.I dont take listings; the seller pays my fees. buy, not sell, so buying smart is crucial. Only trust your purchase, Traditional real estate agents who represent the seller or provide limited representation to both the buyer and the seller can not advocate for you exclusively, as I do. Buyers Choice Realty Group is the only exclusive buyer agency on Sanibel and Captiva Dunes Womens Golf ResultsThe Dunes Womens Golf Association announced the results from their December 21 event. Format: Net Stableford 1st Daphne Hellmuth 34 2nd Nancy Greenberg 33 Chip-Ins #18 Anne Frymoyer Daphne Hellmuth Nancy Greenberg Anne Frymoyer


viprealty.com 3BR/2BA split oor plan, vaulted ceilings Super condition, redone kitchen in 2005 New front stairs (2012), newer gutters Completely rewired, room for a pool $449,944 (2121255) Dan Cohn 472-5187 x 294Lake Front Home Build your Sanibel dream home! Very quiet & private neighborhood Short stroll to the beach Cable, electric, and telephone $289,000 (2121028) Kara Cuscaden 472-5187 x 283Large Near Beach Lot 2 bedroom, 2 bath corner unit Completely updated, beautifully manicured Pool, tennis, shuf e board, bike rentals Views of the Gulf of Mexico from lanai $725,000 (2800135) Margie Davison 472-5187 x 322 Direct Gulf FrontDID YOU KNOW?Scan this QR code with your Smart Phone to search all properties available for sale!1560 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel (239) 472-5187 (800) 553-7338 Toll free (866) 472-5187 Intl 2000 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, (239) 395-0607 14970 Captiva Drive, Captiva (239) 472-7800 (866) 472-7800 Toll free Olde Florida style home 5 bedroom, 2.5 bathrooms Family room, large deck areas Over an acre, pool, very private $1,200,000 (2121245) Linda Gornick 472-5187 x 261 Private Retreat 3BR/2BA ground level, pool home New roof 2011, AC 2006, pool cage 2005 Situated on almost half an acre Furnished, near Bowmans Beach $525,000 (2121440) Janie Howland 472-5187 x 268Close To The Beach! NEW LISTING 2BR/2BA renovated beach house New roof, tile oors, baths & kitchen Large back deck, beautifully landscaped Near beach, restaurants & shops $1,475,000 (2121431) Les Pendleton 472-5187 x 266Fabulous Old Captiva NEW LISTING Mint condition 3/2 + den home A short drive to Bunche Beach Room for a pool, storm shutters Near main pool & neighborhood pool $309,000 (2121428) Glen Simmons 472-5187 x 332 Colonial Shores NEW LISTING Large direct Gulf front 3BR/3.5BA Gourmet kitchen, screen verandah, impact glass Crown moldings, tray ceilings, wood/tile oor Enclosed parking + ground level storage Price upon request (2121361) Mary Lou Bailey 239-472-5187 x 246Elegant Living! NEW LISTING 5BR/4.5BA estate home with gorgeous gulf views Gated community, canal, tennis, beach path Elevator, library with replace, high ceilings Lavish master w/study & wet bar, concrete construction $2,195,000 (2120105) Jim Hall 472-5187 x 215Beach, Boat, East End! Great island location & beach Spacious oor plan with den Furnished & ready to move in 2/2 + den, pet friendly complex $489,000 (2120972)Robin Humphrey & Associates 472-5187 x 218/241Vacation Home Investment OVER 4400 Sq. Ft., 3BR + den, 3.5BA Views to the Gulf & Sanibel Island 20th oor penthouse, 2 car garage, cabana Clubhouse, tennis, pool/spa, tness center $1,599,000 (2120871) Bill Schumacher 472-5187 x 220 Top Of The World Condo Quality built 4BR/5.5BA, 3-car garage Screened lanai with heated pool/spa Gourmet kitchen with GE S.S. appliances Furnished, private elevator, gated community $945,000 (2120769) Debbie Ringdahl 472-5187 x 269Prestigious St. Charles Harbour 3BR/2BA upscale, elevated, open plan Overlooks Conservation protected land Remodeled, marble baths with skylights Community pool and tennis, near beach $579,000 (2121374) Marlene Donaldson 472-5187 x 242 NEW LISTING 2BR/2BA condo with fantastic gulf view Just steps to beach, gulf and heated pool Totally remodeled and nicely furnished Owners pet OK, great rental history $749,000 (2121347) Lynda Traverso 472-5187 x 226Sundial -Direct Gulf Front NEW LISTING 3BR/2.5BA Olde Florida style home Top quality furnishings & condition Split bedroom design, wet bar, pool Impressive, manicured, lush landscaping $679,000 (2120183) Debbie Staley 472-5187 x 258Picture Perfect Resort has upscale restaurant Great pool, spa, elevator, tennis courts Turnkey, community boat ramp Fishing pier, on-site rental of ce $325,000 (2800419) Clo Whitney 472-5187 x 217Awesome Views Of The Beach! ISLAND OWNED AND OPERATEDVIP REALTY GROUP WAS FOUNDED ON SANIBEL ISLAND IN 1975 AND NOW HAS OVER 200 A GENTS WITH OFFICES IN SANIBEL, CAPTIVA, FT. MYERS, FT. MYERS BEACH, AND NAPLES! PRICE REDUCED PRICE REDUCED Beach Cottage Style Home17B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 28, 2012


18B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 28, 2012 Around The Islands With AnneRosies Makes The Move From Deli To Grill And From East To Westby Anne MitchellIts been a few months now and Rosies Caf & Grill has made the transition to its new location on Palm Ridge Road. It has also evolved from being just a deli at Sanibels east end into a full scale restaurant in the heart of the islands commercial district. Rosies Deli was a mainstay for 18 years. Then it closed leaving many people wondering what happened. To the delight of its longtime customers, owners Joanne Fitzgerald and Irving Gavin later surfaced on Palm Ridge Road, having purchased the Hungry Heron. They have tried to combine the best of both popular eateries on Rosies extensive menu. That means a lot of the fish and seafood meals and sandwiches the Heron was known for plus classic deli sandwiches from Rosies. Youll also find Southwestern dishes such as burritos and fajitas, soup and sandwich combos, salads, crab cakes, grouper and shrimp entrees and steaks with all the trimmings. Gavin, whose domain is the kitchen, says the most popular items are the Rosies Famous Cheese Steak made from shaved rib eye, grilled mushrooms, onions and green peppers. Other top choices are the Ultimate Cuban and Classic Reuben. Gavins home-made muffins and large cinnamon rolls are also high on the list. Desserts include root beer floats, banana splits and home-made Key lime pie. A childrens menu and a carry-out are also available. Breakfast is served from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and includes the classic fare plus burritos, steak and eggs and pork loin and eggs. Early morning is when a local phenomenon occurs one that began when Rosies was on the lighthouse end of Sanibel. A group of men, sometimes as many as 30, known as The Think Tank, show up from 7 to 8:30 a.m. for coffee and, sometimes, earnest discussion. These gentlemen sit outside and Rosies caters to their early start with fresh coffee ready before the place is open. Think Tankers can purchase a $20 mug with the groups name on it and from then on, their coffee is $1 a cup. Im told new members are welcome. Happy hour, from 3 to 6 p.m. seven days a week, offers two-for-one draft beer and wine and a menu that starts at $4.50 for items such as nachos with cheese and salsa and $5.50 wings and chicken tenders. In addition to the restaurant, theres an adjoining ice cream bar with more than 20 flavors of Royal Scoop ice cream thats made in Bonita Springs. Candi Maraldi will fashion a sundae of your choice if you wish, or pour you coffee. The restaurant has applied to the city for outdoor seating and hopes soon to offer tables with umbrellas. Roses Caf & Grill is at 2330 Palm Ridge Road, phone 590-0807. Traditions on the Beach, restaurant, bar and lounge, located inside the Island Inn, will be hosting its annual New Years Eve Gala to welcome in 2013. Festivities will start at 7 p.m. in the lounge with hors doeuvres and complimentary party favors. At your table, which will be yours for the entire evening, a five-course menu will be served at the time of your choosing. Sanibels own Pianoman Joe McCormick with his Freestyle Band will be there to play live music with guest artists all night long, entertaining with their smooth vocal stylings, R&B, jazz and pop while you dance the night away. When the clock strikes midnight, balloons will fall and revelers will bring in the New Year with a Champagne toast. The lounge area will also be available from 9 p.m. that night for a cover charge. For reservations; call 472 4559. For more information, visit www.traditionsonthebeach.com.LIVE ON THE ISLANDSThe Crows Nest at Tween Waters Inn has live entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Crab races take place Mondays and Thursdays. The Crows Nest is at 15951 Captiva Drive, phone 472-5161. The Modulators will again be back for their annual New Years Eve appearance on Monday, December 31. Traditions on the Beach at the Island Inn has live entertainment most nights. This weeks lineup includes: Friday, Joe McCormick and singer Barbara Smith; Saturday, Joe McCormick and singer Marvilla Marzan; Sunday, Dusk Duo with Dean & Kathy Winkleman from Milwaukee on piano, guitar and vocals; Monday, New Years Eve Gala with Joe McCormick, Barbara Smith, Marvilla Marzan and guest artists with dancing, five-course meal, Champagne toast, balloon drop, party favors; Wednesday and Thursday, dancing to Joe McCormick with popular favorites and smooth vocal stylings, R&B, jazz and pop. Closed New Years Day. Traditions is at 3111 West Gulf Drive, phone 472-4559. Sweet Melissas Caf features Michael David playing light acoustic background music Wednesday through Saturday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sweet Melissas is at 1625 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, phone 472-1956. George & Wendys Sanibel Seafood Grille has live entertainment every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday as well as every other Tuesday. Tonight, Friday, December 28, Marty Stokes and the Captiva Blues Band will play from 9 p.m. to midnight. On Tuesdays, Chris Coile plays 50s and 60s hits from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Karoake is on Wednesdays. Anthony Wayne, guitar and vocals, is the entertainer Thursdays from 9 p.m. to midnight. The restaurant is at 2499 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, phone 395-1263. The Jacaranda has entertainment nightly from 7 to 11 p.m. On Friday and Saturday, various artists are featured. On Sunday, its Jamaica Dave & Co., reggae and dance; Monday, Renata, jazz, contemporary music and dance; Tuesday, Steve Scooter Reynolds, accoustic guitar, contemporary music and dance; Wednesday, Buckeye Ken, contemporary, Top 40 and blues; Thursday, 2 Hot, contemporary, reggae and dance. The Jacaranda is at 1223 Periwinkle Way, phone 472-1771. Traders Store & Cafe features music by Chris Workman on Sundays and Wednesdays from 7 to 10 p.m. and Danny Morgan and Friends on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 10 p.m. Traders is at 1551 Periwinkle Way, phone 472-7242. The Mucky Duck on Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, features music by Mark Dupuy on Mondays; Rich Lancaster, Wednesdays; Gene Federico, Thursdays and Saturdays; and Buckeye Ken, Fridays. The Island Cow on Periwinkle Way has live entertainment on Friday with Dan Confrey; Saturday, Diana Lynn; and Sunday, Buckeye Ken. Phone 472-0606. RC Otters, 11506 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, has live music daily with dining inside and out, phone 395-1142. Keylime Bistro features live music days and nights seven days a week with Ken Limeri playing jazz sax from 6 to 10 p.m. every Tuesday. The bistro is at 11509 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, phone 395-4000 Restaurant owners/managers, please e-mail or fax your entertainment schedule to Anne Mitchell at islandsuncity@ aol.com or 395-2299. Candi Maraldi at the Royal Scoop ice cream counter at Rosies, which offers more than 20 flavors of the locally made frozen dessert Cristobal Navarrete at the bar at Rosies Caf & Grill Traditions on the Beach is having a New Years Eve Gala 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.


19B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 28, 2012 Isabella Rasi 239-246-47161101 Periwinkle Way #105, Sanibel, FL 239-472-0044 ENGEL & VLKERS Excellence in Real Estate A step above! International Client Base 600 Shops Worldwide Multi-Lingual Staff Your success is my aim. The Sanctuary Golf Club Makes A Sweet Donation to SCAs Annual Fund Raiser, Cirque VertigoThe Sanctuary Golf Clubs Chef Mark Brown is showing his support of Sanibel Community Associations 2013 gala fund raising event, Cirque Vertigo. On Saturday, January 26 at 6:30 p.m., The Sanibel Community House will transform itself into a cirque, complete with chiffon aerials, graceful and daring stage acts and humor. In support of this dazzling event, The Sanctuary Golf Club and Chef Brown will donate gourmet desserts. Cirque Vertigo showcases multiple generations of the noted Wallenda and Arestov performing families from Europe. Tickets continued on page 25B The Sanctuary Golf Clubs Chef Brown donates sweet desserts Chamber Hosts Open HouseThe Sanibel & Captiva Chamber of Commerce held an outdoor open house on Monday, December 17. Guests included a mix of business people from Sanibel, Captiva, Fort Myers and Naples who gathered to socialize and network. Food and drinks were served by Chef Carl and Chef J. Tee of Baileys Catering. The chamber holds monthly after hours get-togethers for networking and socializing with members. For more information about the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerge log on to www.sanibel-captiva.org. Tamara Pigott of Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau, Ellen Lai of BB&T Bank, and John Pryor of FISH (Friends In Service Here) of Sanibel Jeremy Kane of Zebra Frozen Yogurt; Bridgit Stone-Budd, marketing director of the chamber of commerce; and new chamber members Ed Lockard and Drew Donnelly, owners of Beachview Golf Club Vickie Morris of Lighthouse Realty with Julie Faries of Arthur Printing Baileys Executive Chef J. Tee preparing to serve the food


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CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The Moon Childs post-holiday letdown soon lifts as you begin to get back into your comfortable routine. Someone from your past extends a surprise bid to reconnect. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Youve been the ultimate social Lion over the holidays. Now its time to relax and recharge your energy so you can be at your best when you pounce on that new project. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A relationship could be moving in a direction you might not want to follow. Step back for a better overview of the situation. You might be surprised at what you see. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Emotions rule at the start of the week, affecting your perception about a decision. Best advice: Avoid commitments until that good Libran sense kicks back in. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A longtime friendship could take a romantic turn early in the new year. While this pleases your passionate side, your logical self might want to go slow. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Someone might make a surprising disclosure about a trusted friend or workplace colleague. Stay cool and reserve judgment until you get more facts. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) You might think youve found what youve been looking for. But appearances can be deceiving. Dont act on your discovery until you know more about it. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Youre no doubt anxious for that confusing situation to be cleared up. But dont press for a quick resolution or you might overlook some vital facts. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Now that your holiday distractions are easing, you need to apply yourself to getting those unfinished tasks done so you can begin a new project with a clean slate. BORN THIS WEEK: People respect both your wisdom and your deep sense of loyalty and compassion. On Jan. 6, 1759, a 26-year-old George Washington marries Martha Dandridge Custis. Historical documents have revealed that Martha may not have been the great love of Washingtons life. He wrote cryptic yet passionate love letters to Sally Fairfax, the wife of his friend George Fairfax. On Jan. 1, 1863, a farmer named Daniel Freeman submits the first claim under the new Homestead Act for a property near Beatrice, Neb. By the 1890s, many homesteaders found that farming 160 acres of such dry land was nearly impossible. At least half of the original homesteaders abandoned their claims. On Jan. 3, 1924, British archaeologist Howard Carter and his workers discover the solid-gold coffin holding the mummy of the boy-king Pharaoh Tutankhamen, preserved for more than 3,000 years. On Jan. 5, 1945, Japanese pilots receive the first order to become kamikaze, meaning divine wind in Japanese. Most of Japans top pilots were dead, but youngsters needed little training to take planes full of explosives and crash them into ships. At Okinawa, they sank 30 ships and killed almost 5,000 Americans. On Jan. 4, 1965, in his State of the Union address, President Lyndon Johnson lays out for Congress a list of legislation needed to achieve his plan for a Great Society. His list included the creation of Medicare/Medicaid, Head Start, the Voting Rights Act and the Civil Rights Act. On Dec. 31, 1972, Roberto Clemente, future Hall of Fame baseball player, is killed along with four others when the cargo plane in which he is traveling crashes off the coast of Puerto Rico. At the end of September, Clemente had gotten his 3,000th hit in the final game of the season for the Pittsburgh Pirates. On Jan. 2, 1980, in response to the December 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, President Jimmy Carter asks the Senate to postpone action on the SALT II nuclear weapons treaty. Carter feared that the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan could lead to the USSR gaining control over much of the worlds oil supplies. It was Albert Einstein who offered the following explanation of relativity: Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour and it seems like a minute. Thats relativity. In Singapore, one of the colorful customs is training birds for singing competitions. Its not always just a hobby, though; for some, its a serious -and costly -business. A single well-trained bird might sell for as much as $60,000. If youre an oenophile -thats an aficionado of wine -you probably wont be surprised to learn that as the cost of a wine goes up, so does a drinkers appreciation of that wine. It seems that its not all about the quality of the vintage, though: In a recent study, tasters were offered two samples of the same wine, but each sample was labeled with a different price. The tasters overwhelmingly preferred the more expensive vintage. Only one-fifth of homes in America are not air-conditioned. In the sweltering South, a mere 5 percent lack that vital amenity. Those who study such things say that the wind power in an average hurricane is equivalent to 1.5 trillion watts. Thats the same amount of power that is generated by fully half of the entire worlds generating capacity. The works of Agatha Christie have been translated more times into other languages than those of any other author in history. Many people see dogs as doing heroic work in tandem with law enforcement and the military, but theyre not the only animals put to such use. In Mozambique, sniffer rats are being used to find unexploded land mines so experts can disarm them. Theyre known as HeroRATs. To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first. And, whatever you hit, call it the target. -Ashleigh Brilliant THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY


23B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 28, 2012Plans For BIG ARTS Annual Benefit Are UnderwayAll are invited to BIG ARTS Annual Benefit Monday, February 25. The beach party evening includes dinner followed by a concert with California Surf, Inc. Co-chairs Maddy Hanlon and Sherry Halloran have been planning the event, which will include an auction of surfboards hand-painted by local artists. Catering will be provided by several local restaurants including Baileys, Cips Place, Doc Fords Sanibel, Island Cow, Il Cielo, Island Pizza, Jacaranda, Sweet Melissas Caf, and Zebra Frozen Yogurt. One of the greatest beach party bands around, California Surf, Inc. has toured for years with the biggest names in surf music, including Jan and Dean and The Beach Boys. The band made up of Matt Jardine, Billy Hinsche, Bobby Figueroa, Ed Carter, and Philip Bardowell, will be playing all the classic surf-music era songs in BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall. Tickets start at $125. The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with fun fare in BIG ARTS Boler Garden. Grand Benefactor Sponsor John M. and Mary Jo Boler. Grand Patron Sponsors Deborah & John La Gorce, Patricia & Davis Thurber, Tween Waters Inn, Congress Jewelers, and The L.A.T. Foundation. Patron Sponsor Chicos FAS, Inc. and Sponsor Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. Call Kara Minoui at 472-9700 for information about sponsoring this event. For further information about concerts at BIG ARTS events, or to purchase tickets, visit BIG ARTS Center, 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel; call 395-0900; e-mail info@ BIGARTS.org; or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. Moose Charity Golf TournamentMoose Lodge 2199, located at 155 Santa Barbara Blvd. North in Cape Coral, presents a four-person Scramble Charity Golf Tournament on Saturday, January 19 at Myerlee Country Club. Mixed teams and non-members are welcome to participate. The tournament entry fee of $75 per player includes greens fees, golf cart, $5,000 putting contest, steak dinner awards banquet and prizes galore. Tee times are 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. Throughout the tournament, there will be several hole-in-one events, including chances to win a brand new Buick Verano (provided by Dixie Buick GMC, Inc.), a $10,000 cash prize, a set of new golf clubs, a Kindle Fire and a $500 Visa card. Other events include a $5,000 putting contest, closest-to-the-pin, longest-drive and closest-to-the-line contests. On Sunday, January 20, a post-tournament awards banquet will be held at the 2199 Tiki Bar beginning at 1 p.m. Guest tickets may be purchased for $20 each. A portion of the proceeds benefit Passionately Pink Susan G. Komen Organ Transplant Recipients of SWFL and Moose Charities. Signups are taking place at Moose Lodge 2199 on Fridays at 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 to 11 a.m. and at 5 p.m. For more information, call Stumpy at 565-2329. Patrick Harder and Chef Luis Alba Jamie Zimmerman and John Talmadge Happy New Year from your RE/MAX of the Islands FamilyRE/MAX Is e #1 Brand In Real Estate Worldwide & e MOST Visited Real Estate Franchise Website RE/MAX of the Islands Around the World... RE/MAX of the IslandsReal Estate Sales Annual Rentals Vacation Rentals2400 Palm Ridge Road Sanibel, FL 33957 www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311 800-388-2311


24B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 28, 2012 I have fond memories when growing up of my parents piling us all into the family station wagon to drive from our Indianapolis home to visit Grandma and Grandpa in Florida over the holidays. Wed wake up to be on the road by 4 a.m. so as to make it to southern Georgia by nightfall. My family didnt have much money, so we never flew in an airplane. But I enjoyed the long car trip. After crossing the Ohio River and having a sleepy breakfast at a Waffle House, my sister and I would count each of the ubiquitous See Rock City and See Ruby Falls signs as we approached Chattanooga. They were on billboards, on the sides of barns and even on birdhouses. We would boisterously call them out loud to see which of us could spot a sign first which drove my parents crazy. Stop it! theyd yell in frustration after we surpassed our 300th sign. Upon renting a room in a rather seedy Cordele, Georgia inn, my parents announced that wed be waking up at 4 a.m. again the next morning so that we would make it to Grandma and Grandpas house in time to enjoy the beach. Our Christmas break time was limited so we wanted to squeeze everything in despite our long car travels. My sister and I moaned. Since there werent yet a lot of restaurant options along Interstate 75, we had dinner that evening at a Davis Brothers Cafeteria where the fare was fried this and fried that. I laughed out loud (causing my parents extreme embarrassment) when I noticed a waitress flirting with a Georgia State highway trooper in the adjacent booth, who, by his rotund appearance, looked like he was a frequent diner there. The waitress was sitting on the troopers lap while he used one of those little pencils one might use for golf scorekeeping to fill out his grease-stained comment card. Wooooo-eeeee! he hollered, This here food is dee-lishhhhh-isss! he exclaimed before squinting at the card and frowning slightly. Tell me sweetheart, how do yaall spell dee-lish-ish? Back at the motel, it seemed that our heads had just hit the pillow when my father jumped up from his bed and turned all the lights on. My goodness! he cried out, Its already six in the morning! Where did the night go? Were late! Everyone get up and lets get out of here! I looked out the window of the motel room. It was pitch dark out. Nothing was moving. No one was up. Are you sure its six, Dad? I asked wiping the sleep from my eyes. My father looked at his watch and turned beat red, letting out a sigh. Oh geez, he said, I have my watch on upside down! Its only 12:30 a.m.! We still had three and a half hours to sleep, which didnt go too well given all of the excitement. Upon finally arriving, tired and disheveled, at my grandparents adult living community and anxious to head to the beach, my sister and I changed quickly into our swim suits. Since our parents and grandparents were too busy catching up, sis and I decided to bide our time by heading to the outdoor pool nearest our grandparents unit. No sooner did we jump into the warm water were we rebuffed. HEY! a gruff old woman with a cigarette hanging from her lips yelled, NO KIDS IN THE POOL AFTER 10:30 A.M. AND BEFORE 4 P.M.! She pointed at a sign with large red letters prohibiting those younger than age 40 from entering the pool during the heat of the day lest they cause too much commotion. After all, we all know how rambunctious 39-year-olds could get. But sis and I were only eight and 11 respectively, so we couldnt fake being old enough. Dejected, we headed back to Grandmas place to beg our folks to take us to the beach where we were sure preadolescents were allowed without getting hollered at. We enjoyed our trips to Florida just as Im sure many people vacationing on Sanibel and Captiva right now are. Its wonderful to search for shells and enjoy our wonderful weather, especially when we see snow storms forecast for up north. But dont tell too many other people, or they might end up like me. Ive been a Florida resident for 33 years now! Luckily, however, I no longer have to worry about when adult swim time is. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at www.sbshlaw.com. Will PowerChristmas Break Circa 1975?by Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney; CPA Top Agents VIP Realty Group announced the top agents and sales teams for the month of November. Rose Dakos was recognized as top sales agent. The Karen Bell Team was recognized as top sales team and top listing team. Glenn Carretta was recognized as top listing agent. Lomano, Nicholson & Associates were recognized as top producing team. Jim and Penny Hetmanek were recognized as top producing agents. Top MarketingJanie Pritchard was the top marketing realtor at RE/ MAX of the Islands for the month of November. Lomano, Nicholson & Associates Rose Dakos Karen Bell Jim and Penny Hetmanek Glenn Carretta ISLAND SUN BUSINESS NEWSMAKERS Janie Pritchard To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Will Power Columnist: Crai g R. Hersch, BCS B oard Certi f ied Wills, Trusts & Estates A ttorne y ; CPAI Have Answers to Your Estate Planning uestions. Call: 239-334-1141 or Visit: www.sbshlaw.com 9100 College Pointe Ct. Fort Myers, FL 33919


25B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 28, 2012 USPS To Issue Lady Bird Johnson StampTo celebrate the centennial birth year of Lady Bird Johnson, the Postal Service has issued a commemorative Forever Stamps sheet of six stamps. The Lady Bird Johnson stamps are on sale nationwide. The stamp honoring Johnson who was married to President Lyndon B. Johnson features her official White House portrait, as well as the artwork of stamps originally issued in the 1960s to encourage planting flowers to beautify America. The Lady Bird Johnson souvenir sheet features six stamps, a quote from the former first lady reflecting her belief that the environment is common ground and a black-and-white image taken from a family photograph shot in 1963. Lady Bird Johnsons impact on society continues to be felt by many today. Anyone who drives our nations highways today still benefits from her leadership in transforming the American landscape and helping to preserve its natural beauty. During her lifetime, Lady Bird Johnson was recognized for many achievements related to her advocacy for the environment, including the passing of The Highway Beautification Act of 1965. A new Forever Stamp will feature an image of Lady Bird Johnson based on her official White House portrait HealthPark Takes Steps To Improve Maternity CareHealthPark Medical Center received one star in the Florida Quest for Quality Maternity Care Award for its dedication to improvements in quality maternity care. HealthPark Medical Center received this recognition as one of the first hospitals in Florida to prioritize mothers and babies by creating action plans that will improve the quality and support for babies and mothers giving birth within the health system. The Florida Breastfeeding Coalition, Inc. designed the quality improvement award based on the Ten Steps To Successful Breastfeeding and the Baby Friendly USA 4-D Pathway. Hospitals are awarded one star as they achieve each of the five phases in the WHO/ UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative. Cape Coral Hospital, which delivers over 1,500 babies a year, previously achieved this one star recognition. Breastfeeding requires practice. Were here to provide support and guidance so mothers and babies can bond and experience the rewards of it, said Kathy Bridge-Liles, Vice President of Womens and Childrens Services at HealthPark Medical Center. Breastfeeding for any length of time is beneficial, but we hope to better the experience and improve skill to prolong this way of feeding and maximize the benefits. This project targets using hospital policy as a strategy to reduce obesity and other chronic diseases by improving optimal infant feeding practices through implementing evidence based maternity care. According to the CDC National Immunization Survey (2009 birth cohort), 77 percent of mothers in Florida choose to breastfeed their babies but less than 13 percent continue to breastfeed exclusively to the recommended 6 months. Studies published by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) indicate that hospitals practicing evidence based maternity care, as outlined by the United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF) Ten Steps have more patients breastfeeding in the hospital with longer durations outside of the hospital. The Florida Breastfeeding Coalition is proud to recognize HealthPark Medical Center and award them for their leadership in creating a comprehensive action plan that will improve infant feeding practices to more than 3,500 families in Lee County, said Joan Younger Meek, MD, president of the Florida Breastfeeding Coalition. Improvements as mapped out in the action plan will include: Skin to skin contact within the first hour after birth. Evidence shows healthy babies placed skin to skin just after birth has improved health outcomes over those who have been separated from their mothers after birth. Rooming-in for all families, which has been proven to increase bonding and parenting skills necessary for caring for baby post discharge. Provision of prenatal and postpartum education focusing on AAP recommended feeding practices of exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months and continuing for a least one year or as long as mutually desired. From page 19BCirque Vertigoare $100 and seating is limited, so get your tickets now. Historically, The Sanibel Community Association was one of the first non-profits on the island, and after 80 years, The Community House is still the gathering place of Sanibel. Sanibel Community Association is a 501c3 nonprofit organization governed by a board of directors. The funds raised through membership dues, fundraisers, special events, donations and room rental income are used to operate The Community House. The Community House is considered to be the heart of the island, with its rich history of serving islanders as both a gathering place for island activities as well as a rental space for private events. Many thanks to The Sanctuary Golf Club and to all of our wonderful sponsors: Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, Cips Place, Sweet Melissas Cafe, KeyLime Bistro and Traders. If you would like to sponsor this event, call 472-2155. From page 15Doc FordsOnce again Doc Fords demonstrates a deep level of commitment to the environment with its support of this mission, said DDWS Executive Director Birgie Vertesch. We hope other local businesses will follow their lead toward making Sanibel and Captiva Islands plastic-bottle free. As a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, DDWS works to support J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuges mission of conservation, wildlife and habitat protection, research, and public education through charitable donations and Refuge Nature Shop proceeds. To support DDWS and the refuge with a tax-deductible gift, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org or contact Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566 or director@dingdarlingsociety.org. Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com


26B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 28, 2012 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My fifth grade son has terrible handwriting and I think he needs to improve in this area. Everyone says that handwriting is not important anymore because we use computers now for everything. I disagree. Please give me some ideas about how I can help my son to have legible handwriting. Tara C., Fort Myers Beach, Florida Tara, It is true that much of our writing will be electronic, however legible handwriting is still an important skill to have. The use of handwriting is the most important way by which elementary school students communicate what they have learned and how they are progressing in their academics to their teacher. Students need to complete quizzes, tests, submit worksheets, do board work, and other activities that require handwriting. As adults, we may have forgotten how difficult it was to learn how to write. For a reminder, just try to write your name with your non-dominant hand and that you will quickly see how difficult this can be for some children.Students with handwriting problems may also experience some self-esteem issues. Writing is hard to hide and, therefore, children who have difficulty with it often feel vulnerable in school. They may be ashamed of the legibility. Sometimes they may be accused of laziness and a poor attitude for problems that are largely out of their control. For these reasons, writing difficulties need to be managed with great sensitivity and caring. (Levine, 1994) In order to have legible handwriting a child must have developed the following skills: fine motor control, bilateral and visual-motor integration, motor planning, perception of movement, visual perception, continued attention, and awareness of the finger and thumb movements. There are other behaviors as well that interfere with legible handwriting such as proper posture for writing, physical strength and shoulder and wrist mobility. Simple ways to help with writing include using a variety of pencils to see which ones may be more comfortable, using pencil grips that build up the shaft of a pencil or pen and can help the user control the pencil for easier writing, using an Incline Board so that the child is writing on a 15-30 degree surface which can help very young writers get better control on the paper, using bold-lined or raisedlined paper that helps writers stay in the lines while writing, and practicing on Dry Erase Boards which is generally easier for writing and erasing on paper. You should ask your childs teacher which writing curriculum is being taught. Sometimes children do better with a different approach to writing as with the Handwriting Without Tears curriculum or a DNealian approach to writing. There may be a volunteer at school who can facilitate teaching a specialized program to your child if his teacher thinks that would help. It may also be something you could do at home. If writing problems continue, a consultation with an Occupational Therapist may be beneficial. Ms. Greggs is adjunct faculty at Edison State College where she teaches psychology and education courses. She is also Nationally Certified School Psychologist and consultant for School Consultation Services, a private educational consulting company. Questions for publication may be addressed to smgreggs@gmail.com. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. FGCU Self Care And Compassion Fatigue LectureFlorida Gulf Coast Universitys Continuing Education and Off Campus Programs, in collaboration with 21st Century C.A.R.E. and the Fort Myers Ministerial Association, presents Self Care And Compassion Fatigue, a lecture and luncheon for faith leaders, healthcare professionals, caregivers and those involved or interested in palliative care. The lecture will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 16 at The Church of the Resurrection of Our Lord, 8121 Cypress Lake Road in Fort Myers. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. A buffet luncheon will be provided by Dignity Memorial.There is no cost for the lecture. For clergy or healthcare professionals desiring a Certificate of Attendance, the cost is $10. Contact hours through State of Floridas CE Broker for most healthcare professions available; cost for contact hours is $15. Seating is limited and reservations are required by January 9 at 938-9301. Participants will learn individual and systematic sources of stress for professional and family caregivers; nature of stress; definition of compassion fatigue; individual and organizational strategies of self-care; and sources of support for family caregivers. Kenneth J. Doka, professor of gerontology at The College of New Rochelle and senior consultant to the Hospice Foundation of America, is the keynote speaker. Doka has written numerous books on end-of-life care, and published journal articles dealing with grief and loss issues. For further information, contact Dr. Christina Gallagher at 425-3277. 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! 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28B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 28, 2012 Superior InteriorsBrand New Year A Brand New Look For Your Home!by Jeanie TinchNo matter how long youve lived in your home, its always fun to shake things up a little bit and what better time to think about giving one, two, or even three rooms in your home a brand new makeover! A fresh new look will definitely have a positive impact on every single person who lives in your home. Just think about the enjoyment you would derive by sharing something new for your friends, family and guests to admire. Here are just a few ideas to help you get started on your makeover. Color Your World! If youre living in an all white or beige world, then nothing will spark your rooms makeover faster than color. Perhaps its just one simple accent wall painted a dramatic and exciting color. Maybe a new piece of art will find a new home over your fireplace mantle, adding color and spice to your family room. Replacing a worn area rug thats seen better days with a new textured multi-colored area rug might fit the bill perfectly. Nothing adds more instantaneous drama and pizzazz to you rooms entire decor than color. Rearrange! Although new furniture definitely gives any home an instant facelift, oftentimes, its not something new you crave, but perhaps simply a new furniture arrangement plan. Have you considered transferring pieces from one room to another? Have you tried angling your larger furniture pieces? Have you considered adding a new accent table or two? Maybe reupholstering that chair or sofa will do the trick. Sometimes small changes can make the biggest impact. Lighting! Unfortunately, improper and inadequate room lighting is very common. Few things can rekindle our spirits on a gray, rainy or snowy day like a homes interior bathed in warm light. In fact, good artificial lighting is known to have such a positive effect on ones moods that some consider it preventive medicine. When developing a lighting plan, you first need to take stock of what types of activities you enjoy in each of the rooms that youve considered making over. Then call in a professional decorator to help determine the best lighting plan to accommodate your activities. So if a few rooms in your home are crying for a facelift, theres no better time than now to begin the process. You, your family and your home will definitely benefit from a brand new look! Jeanie Tinch is an interior designer on Sanibel/Captiva Islands. She can be reached at jeanie@decden.net. Wheeler Named AVP At Sanibel Captiva Community BankPatricia S. Wheeler has been appointed assistant vice president and director of secondary loan operations at Sanibel Captiva Community Bank. With 18 years of banking experience, Wheeler began her banking career at Wachovia Bank, where she served as a senior loan processor from 1994 to 2005. She most recently was senior loan processor at Florida Gulf Bank. We are pleased to have Patricia join our bank, said Craig Albert, president and chief executive officer at SCCB. Her considerable experience will prove invaluable in providing solutions to meet the needs of our commercial and personal banking clients. With four financial locations on Sanibel Island and in Fort Myers, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank provides customized personal and business banking services throughout Southwest Florida. To learn more, visit www.sancapbank.com. Patricia S. Wheeler Barrier Island Title Services, Inc. (239) 472-3688Youll Appreciate the Difference New AssociateRosemarie Maatsch has joined Royal Shell Real Estate, Inc. as a sales associate. Maatsch obtained her real estate license in 1997 and has been a full time professional realtor, specializing in waterfront luxury sales. Rosemarie Maatsch ISLAND SUN BUSINESS NEWSMAKERS Shell Point Hosts Free Health & Wellness ExpoShell Point Retirement Community will host a free Health & Wellness LifeQuest Expo on Tuesday, January 8 from noon to 2 p.m. This event will take place in the Community Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point. The LifeQuest expo will highlight all of the programs and services offered at Shell Point and the Fort Myers Community in the six dimensions of wellness: 1. Physical 2. Emotional 3. Spiritual 4. Educational 5. Community and Social 6. Natural Environment The expo will be a very informative event to kick off the New Year with health screenings, private pay assisted living and rehabilitation information, specialty physicians and many other community resources to help you reach your 2013 wellness goals. Admission is free. For more information about the LifeQuest Expo, call 489-8472. Please follow event signs to parking at Shell Point. Airport Reports November TrafficDuring the month of November, 658,629 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport, an increase of 7.5 percent compared to November 2011. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is down 2.9 percent from the same period last year. The traffic leader in November was Delta with 143,388 passengers traveling to and from Fort Myers. Rounding out the top five airlines were AirTran (113,142), JetBlue (82,906), US Airways (62,858) and Southwest (62,729). Southwest Florida International Airport had 6,988 aircraft movements (takeoffs and landings), an increase of 5.1 percent compared to November 2011. Page Field saw 8,220 movements, a 14.4 percent increase from November 2011. In addition, more than 3 million pounds of air freight moved through Southwest Florida International Airport in November 2012, an increase of 18.5 percent compared to November 2011. Southwest Florida International Airport served more than 7.5 million passengers in 2011 and is one of the top 50 U.S. airports for passenger traffic. No ad valorem (property) taxes are used for airport operation or construction. For more information, visit www.flylcpa.com. Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or emailpress@islandsunnews.com


29B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 28, 2012 Dr. DaveProphets And Quacksby Dr. Dave HepburnA prophet is without honour/ humour in his own country... well no wonder. Piss prophets (PP for short) were once the cream of the medical crop, the original whiz kids, so to speak, as, back in the good old days, urine was the number one way to diagnose disease, predict the future, win the lotto, etc. Piss prophets diagnosed illness by subjecting urine to the five senses: touch, vision, smell, taste and retch. Evaluating the urine Galen, the primo doc of old, stated, was the best way to see whether or not the bodys four humours (blood, phlegm, bile and George Carlin) were in balance. But it was English physician Thomas Willis who, in 1674, championed the infamous taste and gag tests and noted that the urine of diabetics tasted wonderfully sweet as though imbued with honey. He died in 1675. Since gazing into the murky deep of the chamber pot proved deeply murky, they poured the liquid gold into a matula, a clear flask whose shape approximated that of... a bladder. The idea was that urine, free to spread out in a shape similar to that of its natural environment, would show its true colour, and when swirled professionally and allowed to breathe, would demonstrate a lovely bouquet, a hint of oak and... sorry... went a little sideways there. Like their medical counterparts, uromancers swirled, studied and even tasted peoples urine in the hopes of providing them with a peek into their future. Hmm, Im not sure what your future is, but mine involves a large porcelain device and tic tacs. Every practitioner had his or her own way of predicting what lay in store for the client. Some simply held the flask up to the light and made up fantastical stories from there; others had people pee into pots and then read the bubbles. Urine examination was also used as a way to identify pure evil. As the witch hunts of Europe reached a fever pitch in the 16th and 17th centuries, selfproclaimed witch-hunters determined the guilt of countless witches based on whether or not the cork popped out of a bottle containing a combination of their urine and metal objects like pins and nails. In subsequent centuries, the urologist (piss profits) replaced the outdated piss prophet and the phrase came to mean a quack. (Personally, as a quack, I take this as a slight, and not a slight slight. We Wisequacks are a sensitive duo and work hard to establish ourselves as quacks. And we seldom need tic tacs.) But in many ways, today we doctors are still piss prophets. Visit us and we often send you to the washroom, usually after youve already donned the threesizes-too-small gown of shame. We then summon our long suffering Medical Office Assistant (MOA) who gathers your wee prize and tests it in search of: diabetes, jaundice, cancers, infections, dehydration (the sample cup is empty) liver disease, pregnancy, drug abuse (I have no idea how that showed up doctor, I have never even heard of amphetamines, aka speed/ uppers/footballs/black beauties/dexies/ crank.), and of course a host of kidney diseases. Its one of the many thankless jobs for these hard-working MOAs, so perhaps this Christmas, if youve had a good year, got some good prescriptions, etc., dont just remember the doctor with Lady Godiva Chocolates 32 piece Classic Deluxe Assortment, please, but also remember these girls. Im thinking a nice box of... mints. Dr. Daves book The Doctor is In(sane) is now available for those with a sense of humor and half a sense of health. Pick up a copy at Sanibel Island Bookshop. Contact Dr. Dave or read more at www.wisequacks.org. Voted Best Pharmacy on the Island 5 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 Bite and Itch LotionSmall Store Feel, National Chain Periwinkle Way Palm Ridge Road Periwinkle Way Pharmacists Reggie Mathai and Burl Sizemore Pharmacists Reggie Mathai and Burl Sizemore TM/MC Heath MartPHARMACY JD Powers Award In the Palm Ridge Plaza In the Palm Ridge Plaza 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 Indispensable Advice from Dr. Dave Get your copy of Dr. Daves Book at Sanibel Island Books and Gifts,1571 Periwinkle Way 472-5223 Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or emailpress@islandsunnews.com


30B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 28, 2012 Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, I am an old Trophy Bride. Thirty years ago, I thought it was so much fun to be married to a successful older man, but that is not the case anymore. He is forgetful, has multiple health problems, arrogant, domineering and a lot of his money is gone from his poor investments. I have been turned into a nurse and caregiver, and I am much too young for all of that stuff. His children from his first marriage are dreadful and he always takes their part against me when conflicts come up. Please tell those younger women to beware. Older men dont stay kind, generous, successful and rich. I have recently started going to a psychologist to help me sort out my multiple problems. Stephanie Dear Stephanie: Your psychologist could probably help with a good exit plan. It all seems so glamorous to younger women to be on the arm of a distinguished member of a successful professional group. They are usually well turned out and command attention and it makes the young woman feel so special and important. In my experience, I have never known a young woman to marry a poor, older, unsuccessful man so that tells me something. Rich men are the same as poor men and they both get, as you describe, the only difference seems to be that rich men do it at a slower pace because they have the money for better health care. When things were going so well and life was just so full of fun things through the years, did you ever think about the misery and financial hardships you may have caused his first family? Just thought Id ask. Lizzie Dear Stephanie: Stephanie, Stephanie, Stephanie... where to begin? It sounds as if you had 30 years of fun and freedom. Gallivanting from shore to shore, from villa to chalet, and now life is not so much fun. For the average person, life is a struggle, marriage, family, career, financial and health difficulties. You seemed to have been able to bypass the majority of these struggles and with very little appreciation. For 30 years, you have met your husbands needs for a younger trophy wife and he has met your needs for money and the high life. Perhaps during that time, some genuine care and concern developed? No doubt your life is difficult now. Any time one spouse is sick, the stress and strain can be enormous. Couple that with disagreeable family members, and life may seem unbearable to you. But Stephanie, it is now time for you to grow up. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: I am a single mother with a 14 year-old son. He goes to public school and he has picked up a very negative attitude this year. I have tried to talk with him but it does not seem to help. Can you offer any helpful suggestions?A: Believe it or not, it is just as easy to be positive as negative. It is possible that your son picked up this attitude at school from peers. This is a challenging developmental stage of his life, and it is important that you help him realize that you are aware of this. You may want to share the following information with your son.There are optimists and pessimists in this world and there are givers and takers. Which are you? Optimists are those who live with the glass half full, they see the positive in the world and have an attitude of gratitude, they are the givers. Givers put others first, it is just a part of who they are. It has been known for years, that the development of ones attitudes, thoughts, beliefs are formed early on in life. Our attitude and belief about situations we face influence the outcome. Each situation just is, we make it good or bad by how we perceive it. Negative thoughts and attitudes, just as positive ones, can become a self-fulfilling prophecy in our lives. We know through research, that ones thoughts, beliefs, attitudes,and perceptions, are a powerful source of energy. Why wouldnt we use this energy to the best of our ability to create conditions in our lives that lead to peace and happiness? Attitude is everything. How often do we stop to express gratitude to someone, whether it be a stranger or someone we know, for the kind acts they perform? It is a miracle we are here; for that alone, continued on page 31B Let Our Family ... 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31B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 28, 2012 deaRPharmacistNew Drugs For 2012 by Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Readers Here are some interesting FDA-approved items for 2012 in the United States. My column is printed in various languages, so I apologize that Ive only listed English brand names; please ask your local pharmacist for translations. Happy new year! Love, Suzy Stendra (Avanafil) tablets, Rx: Used for erectile dysfunction, this medication is a me too drug and works like the others. www.stendra.com Picato (Ingenol) gel, Rx: Applied to your skin to treat red, scaly lesions mainly on the face and scalp (termed actinic keratosis). The medication is derived from the Euphorbia peplus plant, grown in Queensland, Australia. www.picato.com Inlyta (Axitinib) tablets, Rx: Chemotherapy for advanced kidney cancer; especially for those who have not responded to other treatments; while not approved, this may help breast cancer patients too. The drug suppresses VEGF and this cuts off blood supply to tumors, thus shrinking them. www.inlyta. com Pregnitude Powder, OTC: Mix this supplement with water and take twice a day if youre trying to conceive but having difficulty. It contains myo-inositol, which supports egg health and healthy ovulation. www.pregnitude.com Zioptan (Tafluprost) eyedrops, Rx: Eyedrops that lower intra-ocular pressure in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension. Like other medications in this category, its possible that your green or blue eyes may turn more brown in color. www.zioptan.com Qsymia (Phentermine/Topiramate) capsules, Rx: This drug is taken for obesity, and its the marriage of Adipex and Topamax in a single pill. It reduces appetite, burns calories and gives you a sense of fullness. Women are not allowed to take Qsymia (pronounced Q-see-ME-uh) unless they are taking birth control. www. qsymia.com OraQuick Test by Orasure (Lab test), OTC: Sold at retail pharmacies, this will help you find out if you have HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. No need to send blood away like older tests, OraQuick gives you results within 20 minutes using a mouth swab. Its not foul proof, it will miss about one infected person of every 12 tested. www.oraquick.com CoQ10 Adult Gummies by Nature Made (Coenzyme Q10), OTC: A powerful antioxidant (CoQ10) needed for good health and energy in a yummy gummy. Two fruit-flavored treats provide 100mg CoQ10. They are preservative and gluten free, and free of synthetic dyes. www. naturemade.com ZzzQuil (Diphenhydramine) liquicaps: The active ingredient has been around for decades, and sold by various other brand names including Benadryl. ZzzQuil is used for sleep, which is different than NyQuil (cough/colds), although both products are made by the same trusted maker. www. zzzquil.com Dymista (Azelastine and Fluticasone) nasal spray, Rx: The marriage between two drugs (Flonase and Astelin) and helps with allergies, probably faster and better than either drug alone. www.dymista.com CitraNatal Harmony Vitamins, Rx: Prenatal vitamins that contain calcium citrate known to be easier on mom, creating less gas and bloating than other calcium salts. This contains DHA (a type of fish oil) crucial to your babys brain health. www.citranatal.com iBGStar Monitoring System: This device measures blood sugar and is the first FDA-cleared meter that connects directly to your iPhone or iPod Touch. www.ibgstar.com This information is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose your condition. Suzy Cohen is the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and is a registered pharmacist. To contact her, visit www. dearpharmacist.com. From page 30BDr. Conniewe can be grateful! Be grateful for the gift of life and the beautiful planet we live on. Be grateful for your loved ones, your home, your health, your joy. Tell your son to start having an attitude with gratitude and spread this to his friends. You may also want to discuss with his guidance counselor and let the counselor know this is your approach. Good luck and you can make a difference. 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. 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PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY answer on page 35B SUDOKUTo play Sudoku: Complete the grid so that every row, column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 (the same number cannot appear more than once in a row, column or 3x3 box.) There is no guessing and no math involved, just logic.answer on page 35B33B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 28, 2012 CO N S TRU C TI O N/REM O DELIN G LAWN MAINTENAN C E CO MPUTER S ERVI C E S LAWN MAINTENAN C E PET S ITTIN G Island Pet SittingKelly TyrrellIsland Resident395-9999kellyatyrrell@me.com NEW H O ME S REM O DELIN G & ADDITI O N S New Homes Consulting Remodeling Contracting P.O. Box 143 Sanibel Island, FL Phone: 239-472-2601 Fax: 239-472-6506 FIND AT LEAST SIX DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PANELS


34B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 28, 2012TREE & LAWN CARE Sanibel Family Owned & Operated Licensed & Insured / www.enviromow.com Complete Landscaping Services Tree Service and Pepper Clearing Lawn Care Landscape Trimming & Pruning Fertilization Weed Maintenance Mulch Applications Property Clean up239-896-6789 G ENERAL CO NTRA C T O R Greg Weglarz General Contractor, Inc. Greg Weglarz General Contractor, Inc.Building in Southwest Florida for over 25 YearsDREAMSBUILDING Specializing In Impact Glass WINDOW & DOOR REPLACEMENT(239) 489-0442www.gregweglarz State Certi cation Number CG CA05420NEW CONSTRUCTION AND REMODELING C U S T O M H O ME BUILDER We do it all from repairing a door to adding a 2nd FloorNew Construction TooP. O. Box 922 Sanibel, FL 33957 Fax (239) 472-8449DeCorte FourCustom Home Builders, Inc. Ron DeCorte #CBC058483 Ph (239) 472-8446 DeCorteFour.com CO N S TRU C TI O N Custom Home Building|Remodels Design Service Available Sanibel Owned & OperatedOf ce Phone & Fax 239-472-6711 Joseph Mills Lic. #CBC058789William Mills Lic. #CBC058788 MILLS BROTHERS BUILDING CONTRACTORS REM O DELIN G Custom RemodelingCook & Son, Inc. Kitchen Baths Carpet Tile Hardwood Concrete Restoration Water Proo ng Stucco Plumbing ElectricalCGC1507121 O ce: 472-9137 Cell: 691-8445P OO L S ERVI C E & REPAIR Islands Premier Pool Service Professional Weekly Service Fast Expert Equipment Repair and Replacement Specializing in Gulfstream Pool Heaters239-699-6279 Deep-EndPool Service25 years experience Lic # CPC1457386PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY Read us online at IslandSunNews.com Florida Vegetable Nachos 2 cups low-fat refried beans 1 cup broccoli, chopped small 1 cup radishes, chopped small 1 cup squash, chopped small 2 cups shredded pepper jack cheese 1/4 cup fresh scallions, chopped small 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped Tortilla chips Spread refried beans at the bottom of a baking dish and sprinkle chopped broccoli, radishes and squash on the oven at 300 degrees F for 7 minutes. Remove baking dish from the oven and add cheese and tortilla chips on top and bake in the oven for 3 minutes more. After removing the baking dish from the oven, sprinkle nachos with scallions and cilantro. Add low-fat sour cream, fresh salsa and guacamole on the side. Serve immediately. Yields 2 to 4 servings. Florida Vegetable Nachos


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CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 36B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 28, 2012 CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED LOG ONTO: IslandSunNews.comCLICK ONPLACE CLASSIFIED HELP WANTED SERVICES OFFERED COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE VACATION RENTAL ISABELLA RASIHAPPY TO HELP YOUWITH ALL OF YOURREAL ESTATE NEEDS! RS 12/7 NC TFN 1101 Periwinkle Way #105 Sanibel, FL 33957ISABELLA RASI(239) 246-4716EISABELLARASI@AOL.COM International Client Base 600 Shops Worldwide Multi-Lingual Sta 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Fl Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1 Fax: 239-472-2334 www.crowclinic.orgHELP US PLEASE!!We need volunteers for: Clinic emergency patient admissions desk and baby animal feeders Visitor education center greeters and gift shop cashiers CROW (239) 472-3644, ext. 231 or volunteers@crowclinic.orgRS 10/28 NC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDAt The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000 RS 4/6 NC TFN LIME TREE CENTER CONDO UNIT FOR SALEFOR SALE Commercial condo in 5-unit complex centrally located on Periwinkle Way. Can be used for of ce or retail. Motivated to sell. $225,000. Call Janie Howland, Realtor, VIP Realty. 239-850-6419. RS 11/30 CC TFN SANIBELOPEN HOUSES POSTED DAILYRS 11/9 BM TFN Pfeifer Realty Group Sanibel Island, FL239-472-0004VISIT:SanibelOpenHouses.com Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277 RS 10/9 BM TFN ATRIUM CONDO RENTAL2 bedroom/2 bath updated condo. Gulf Front, pool & tennis. Call on this rare offering Rentals Bi-weekly, monthly or Seasonal 239-633-9396 or DSears2007@aol.com RS 12/14 CC 2/1 LIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511RR 7/20 CC TFN NEAR BEACH PRIVATE HOME 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH3 bedroom, 2 bath Home with heated pool, in quiet Sanibel neighborhood. Seasonal and monthly rentals. 239-472-0692 or www.4sanibel.com. RS 10/14 CC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for the After School Program which runs Mon.-Th, 2:30 3:15 pm call Linda Reynolds 472-1617 NS 12/14 NC TFN SANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971RS 11/30 BM TFN PUESTA DEL SOL CLEANING SERVICEResidential Commercial Medical Banks Local/seasonal references/free estimate Low prices with free laundry!! Puestadelsolcleaning.com 239-770-4008 Juliasalazar3@hotmail.com 239-878-4472RS 10/12 CC TFN HELLES CLEANING SERVICESResidential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047 NS 10/26 PC TFN RS 12/14 CC 12/28 GULFSIDE PLACE PENTHOUSE!2/2 plus den top oor condominium with panoramic views of the gulf. Over 1800 sq of living space and nearly 2000 total. $949,000 furnished Just listed! Go to www.GulfsidePlaceSanibel.com Glenn Carretta Broker Associate Now With VIP Realtors glennc@coconet.com239-850-9296www.TeamSanibel.com MASSAGE THERAPIST HAIR STYLIST NAIL TECHNICIAN3 Years Experience. New Waterfront Luxury Salon/Spa opening on Sanibel Island. Send resume to: gpailes@mac.comNS 12/28 CC 12/28 FOR SALE BY OWNER 2008 MOBILE HOMEAT PERIWINKLE PARK 1 Bed room new queen bed. LR with sofa bed, kitchen, refrigerator ice maker, dinning area, Bosch washer dryer, dishwasher, garbage disposal. Trane A/C with Pro 4000 programmable thermostat. Tile oors. Full vinyl deck. Pavers. Oodles of space. Hurricane sun & window protection lm. Much more, too numerous to mention. Price reduced to $65,000 OBO. Ground rental $541.66/mo. Key at of ce. Dorisdavenport@hotmail.com 239-209-1869 RS 11/30 CC TFN PERIWINKLE PARKThis charming 2 bedroom unit is as neat as a pin. Completely updated, most desirable lot and close to all extra amenities. 2nd bedroom could be used as studio or of ce. Listen to the birds while you sit on your deck and realize you own a slice of Sanibel. $22,000. Call 239.233.7060 to preview NS 12/21 CC 12/28 COMPANION SERVICE Sanibel-Captiva Care and Companion Service, LLC Medical appointments, general transportation, shopping, light meal preparations, and light cleaning. Our services are customized to meet our clients needs. Call 239-395-3591, or for an emergency call 239-472-0556. RS 10/12 BM TFN HOME/CONDO WATCH CONCIERGE SERVICESDorado Property Management Full Range of Services Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 Call Lisa or Bruce at 239-472-8875RS 10/12 BM TFN HOME WATCH SANIBELProperty Management-Bookkeeping Call Bob or Sally Island Residents 239-565-7438, sanisal186@gmail.com WWW.HOMEWATCHSANIBEL.COMNS 12/14 CCTFN HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENTFormer Innkeepers/Estate Managers recently returned to Ft Myers seeking their next experience. Hospitality, general maintenance, housekeeping,grounds keeping. We can provide references, please call or email for resumes and/ or interview. Looking forward to hearing from you, Jon and Mary 603-322-3019, captjon@hotmail.com.NS 12/21 CC 12/28 PART TIME GUEST ASSOCIATEPart Time, Sanibel Condo Resort Guest Associate needed. Sat & Sun hours, 8 to 10 hrs per week. Duties include: Guest check-ins/check-outs, phones, reservations, bike rentals, guest services. Tolls provided. Please respond to sanibel@gate.net or call 239-472-4634. NS 12/21 CC 12/28


CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 37B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 28, 2012 CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION VACATION RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL CAR FOR SALE WANTED TO BUY LOST AND FOUND BOATS CANOES KAYAKS TAXES & FINANCE FOR SALE FICTITIOUS NAMEDUNES TOWNHOUSE Dunes; spacious townhouse with 3+bdrms./3 baths avail. btwn. Dec 1st March 1st; Vaulted ceilings, screened in porches, gracious living area and 2 car garage. View is of propertys swim pool and tennis court. Steps to Bay & moments to beach. Cable TV, Wi internet, tel. and central AC. avail. for a 1-3 month rental. Rates based on $800. $1,400. wkly. rates Call owners directly at 508-965-3751 or e-mail: murray.camp@rcn.comRS 10/19 CC TFN PRIVATE BEACH ACCESS GULF PINES 3BDR/2BTH, Screened Lanai, Wi/Fi Pool & Tennis Seasonal & Monthly Rates Owner 786-877-5330 miamiblocks@bellsouth.net NS 10/19 CC TFN DOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800 RS 1/30 NC TFN CASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280RS 11/23 CC 1/11 1991 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE69,000 miles. Good condition, New Tires. $6,500. or best offer. Call Ken at 239-472-3757.NS 11/2 CC TFN ROOMMATE WANTEDRoommate to share beautiful home in the Dunes. Annual or Seasonal. $700 plus half utilities. 239-321-1084.NS 11/30 CC TFN RE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311RS 3/30 BM TFN ANNUAL RENTAL Apartment for lease on Sanibel, Mid Island, Furnished, 1B/1B $895. per month. Call 734-761-7600 ext. 231.NS 11/23 CC TFN FOR RENTHome to Share. Large outside deck, carport, laundry room. Furnished $500. + utilities, female. N/P, N/S. Call 239-699-5320NS 11/23 CC TFN ANNUAL RENTAL2/2 UF condo with den. On canal, East End of Sanibel. W/D, boat dock, deeded beach access, covered parking. $1,500/month. Call 239-728-1920.RS 12/7 CC TFN HUGE ESTATE/JEWELRY SALEMerry Christmas Season Clearance 30% off all old consignments! NEW WEEK NEW SALES! Large OLD indoor lighting xtures Remington Bronzes Whitehead Prints Rauschenberg Memorabilia SeaShells Tiny Italian Mosaics Chinese Snoofs Taxco Mexican Southwester & Peruvian OLDER 925 Sterling Silver Jewelry Earrings Rings Bracelets Necklaces Vast array ONE OF A KIND uniquities! Sanibel Consignments 2431 Periwinkle Way 472-5222, www.sanibelauction.com RS 12/14 CC TFN RS 12/21 CC 12/28ANNUAL RENTALSANIBEL, Beach Access Annual rental, 2BR, 1 BA, 1/2 Duplex, near beach. Private laundry, dishwasher, unfurnished. No pets, non-smoker. PH 708-557-1083 NS 12/21 CC 12/28 ANNUAL RENTALSSANIBELDUPLEX Walk to the Beach, 2/1 UF. Yard care & water included $950/mo.472-6747Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/OwnerServing The Islands Rental Needs Since 1975 RS 12/28 BM TFN GARAGE SALESAT. 12/29 8-2 186 SOUTHWINDS DR. HOUSEHOLD-BOOKS-TOOLS-DECOR ELECTONICS-CLOTHES-TRASHTREASURESNS 12/28 CC 12/28 FICTITIOUS NAME FICTITIOUS NAME NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under The ctitious name of The Sandbar, located in Lee County, Florida, with an address of 2959 W. Gulf Drive, #304, Sanibel, Florida 33957 will register said name with The Division of Corporations of the Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated this 18th day of December, 2012. C&N II, LLC. NS 12/28 CC 12/28 Read us online at IslandSunNews.com LOST AND FOUNDLost Ladies Watch Make: Brighton Area of Mucky Duck on Captiva Island Lost on Dec. 10, 2012 around noon If found call: 941-639-5395 NS 12/28 CC TFN


NEWSPAPERSanibel & Captiva Islands CALLING CARD 239-395-1213Emergency................................................911 Sanibel Police . . . . . . . . . . .472-3111 Lee County Sheriffs Office . . . . . . . .477-1200 On Call Captiva Deputy . . . . . . . . .477-1000 Fire Department Sanibel . . . . . . . . . . . .472-5525 Captiva . . . . . . . . . . . .472-9494 Florida Marine Patrol . . . . . . . . . .332-6966 Florida Highway Patrol . . . . . . . . .278-7100 Poison Control . . . . . . . . . .1-800-282-3171 Chamber of Commerce . . . . . . . . .472-1080 City of Sanibel . . . . . . . . . . .472-4135 Administrative Office . . . . . . . . .472-3700 Building Department . . . . . . . . .472-4555 Community Housing and Resources . . . . . .472-1189 Planning Department . . . . . . . . .472-4136 Library Sanibel . . . . . . . . . . . .472-2483 Captiva . . . . . . . . . . . .472-2133 Post Office Sanibel . . . . . . . . . . . .472-1573 Sanibel (toll free) . . . . . . . . 800-275-8777 Captiva . . . . . . . . . . . .472-1674 Sanibel Community Association . . . . . . .472-2155 Senior Center . . . . . . . . . . .472-5743ARTSArcade Theater . . . . . . . . . . .332-4488 Art League Of Fort Myers . . . . . . . . .275-3970 BIG ARTS (Barrier Island Group for the Arts) . . . .395-0900 Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre . . . . . . .278-4422 Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers. . . . . . 472-0168 Gulf Coast Symphony . . . . . . . . .472-6197 Lee County Alliance for the Arts . . . . . . .939-2787 Naples Philharmonic . . . . . . . . . .597-1111 The Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater . . . . . .472-6862 Sanibel Music Festival . . . . . . . . .336-7999 Sanibel-Captiva Art League . . . . . . . .472-4258 S.W. Florida Symphony . . . . . . . . .418-0996CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONSABWA (American Business Womens Assoc.) . 565-7872 or 433-7798 American Legion Post 123 . . . . . . . .472-9979 Angel Flight SE . . . . . . . . .1-877-4AN-ANGELAudubon Society . . . . . . . . . .472-3744 Sanibel Bike Club . . . . . . sanibelbicycleclub.org Community Foundation of Sanibel-Captiva . . . . .274-5900 CROW (Clinic For The Rehabilitation of Wildlife) . . . .472-3644 FISH of Sanibel (Friends in Service Here) . . . . .472-0404 Sanibel Island Fishing Club . . . . . . . .472-8994 Horticultural Society of the Islands . . . . . . .472-6940 Horticulture and Tea Society of Sanibel and Captiva . . .472-8334 Kiwanis Club . . . . . . . . . . .677-7299 League of Women Voters . . . . . . . . .472-6689 Lions Club (Tom Rothman) . . . . . . . .395-3248 Master Gardeners of the Islands . . . . . . .472-6940 Newcomers . . . . . . . . . . .472-9332 Notre Dame Club of Southwest Florida . . . . . .768-0417 Optimist Club . . . . . . . . . . .472-0836PAWS . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4823 Rotary Club . . . . . . . . 472-7257 or 472-0141 Sanibel Beautification Inc. . . . . . . . .470-2866 Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society . . . . . . .472-6940 Sanibel-Captiva Power Squadron . . . . . . .472-3828 Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club . . . . . . . .395-1770 Sanibel Youth Soccer . . . . . . . . .395-2040 www.sanibelsoccer.org The Military Officers Assc. of America (MOAA, Alex MacKenzie). . . . . . . . .395-9232 United Way of Lee County . . . . . . . .433-2000 United Way 211 Helpline . .(24 hour information line) 211 or 433-3900 Zonta Club . . . . . . . . . . . .671-6381ISLAND ATTRACTIONSBailey-Matthews Shell Museum . . . . . . .395-2233 J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge . . . . .472-1100 Sanibel Historical Museum & Village . . . . . .472-4648 SCCF (Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation) . . . 472-2329 Pets Of The Week 38B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 28, 2012Email your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com Hello, my name is Buck and I am a one-yearold male tan Florida Curr/Boxer Mix. Im a busy little guy whos just the perfect size. Im big enough to have fun with but small enough to fit comfortably into most homes and lifestyles. Play time is my favorite part of the day, but once Ive exercised, Id love to curl up with you for some down time. My adoption fee is $38 (regularly $75) during Animal Services Home 4 The Holidays Adoption Promotion. Hello, my name is Sabrina and Im a two-year-old black female domestic short hair. When it comes to meeting new people Im a bit shy, but once you get to know me I will shower you with love and affection. I came to the shelter in April and have been here longer than any of the other cats. All of the staff and volunteers wonder why because I am such a loving girl. Im just waiting for the perfect home. Could it be yours? My adoption fee is $10 (regularly $50) during Animal Services Home 4 The Holidays Adoption Promotion. For information about this weeks pets, call 5337387 (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, ageappropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500. Sabrina ID# 535166 Buck ID# 533008 photos by squaredogphoto.com




1149 Periwinkle Way 239/472-0176 fax 239/472-0350 11526 Andy Rosse Lane 239/472-1270 fax 239-472-1268 11509 Andy Rosse Lane 239/472-1395www.jnaislandrealestate.com SUNDIAL G-201Enjoy Gulf Views with your morning coffee! Very nicely appointed with king bed in the master suite, 2 full beds in the guest room and a pull out couch. Newer upgrades in the kitchen include, raised panel cabinetry, tray/ crown moulding ceiling and solid surface counter tops with integrated sink. Offered for $539,000 Contact Brian Murty 239/565-1272SUNDIAL CONCH CT.While enjoying your day on the water, arrive back for a quick swim in the screened in dual heated pool or soak in the hot tub & have a snack overlooking the intersecting canals. This home features an elevator & a private guest access with a 2 car garage. There is a lot of storage. This open floor plan with vaulted ceilings provides a warm and welcome feeling. Open up the sliding glass doors and enjoy the breeze and watch the dolphins feed and play. Bring your family or friends together to gather in the spacious kitchen and prepare a meaningful meal. The home faces Northwest. Relax on the screened in lanai, swing on the hammock & read your favorite book. This home is truly fabulous. Offered for $1,050,000. Contact Tracy Walters 239/994-7975 or Connie Walters 239/841-4540.TAMARIND AT THE REEFThis is truly a one of a kind West Gulf Drive Penthouse unit. Completely remodeled from the studs out, completed in 2010. Unparalleled views from this direct gulf front residence. 2 bedroom 2 bath plus den, Raised ceilings, bamboo floors, custom glass counter tops, top of the line cabinets, and fixtures. Built in wall unit with Murphy bed in the den. West Gulf Drive small complex (12 units) with pool and tennis court. Offered for $1,875,000 Contact Ken Colter 239/851-1357 or Bob Berning 239/699-9597 LOGGERHEAD CAY #583Amazing GULF VIEWS from this 3rd floor condo. This unit is FULLY FURNISHED and just steps away from the sandy white beaches. Loggerhead Cay is one of the Islands most popular condominium complexes as it has AMENITIES GALORE! Community grills, shuffleboard, tennis courts are just a few of the many amenities available. This unit is quiet and features an open floor plan. Offered for $549,000. Contact Tracy Walters Mr. Listr 239/9947975 or Connie Walters Ms. Listr at 239/841-4540ABSOLUTELY STUNNING HERON CONDO AT THE SANCTUARYOver 2500 sq.ft. with all new furnishings, all new appliances, new air conditioner, water heater, ceiling fans, washer & dryer, and more! Youll feel like youre walking into a model home. 2 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths plus large den or 3rd bedroom with hard wood floors. Fantastic sunset views over the 9th fairway from lovely corner lanai. Marble master bath, walk-in closets, 10 ft. ceilings, single car garage with extra parking. Offered for $619,000. Contact Steve Harrell 239/565-1277, Toby Tolp 239/239/848-0433 or Kasey Harrell 239/850-7602ISABEL DRIVEThis home offers stunning water views from nearly every room. This sprawling bayfront estate home has direct deep water access for large boat. Built with superior strength & handsomely appointed features. Spacious floor plan,over 6,000 sq.ft. Glass elevator,vaulted ceilings,3 fireplaces, gourmet kitchen with an open plan & breakfast bar,cozy family room with spectacular view. 4 ensuite bedrooms, cabana/fitness room. Master Wing includes spa-like bath, jetted tub, rainfall & body sprays w/glass shower enclosure, enormous walk-in closet & private office opening to deck. 3 car garage, plenty of storage & addtl workrooms. Heated freeform pool & spa with lush landscaping for utmost privacy. Offered for $3,900,000 Contact Debra Hobbs 239/565-0549OVER 2300 SQ. FT. LIVING AREAThis exquisite 2 BR 2 Bath Golf Villages unit is beautifully furnished & decorated. High ceilings, hardwood floors, formal living and dining rooms, casual family & breakfast rooms. Spacious corner lanai with sliding glass enclosure. Sunset views of lake & fairway. Under building parking plus private storage room. Offered for $540,000. Contact Steve Harrell 239/565-1277, Toby Tolp 239/239/848-0433 or Kasey Harrell 239/850-7602. COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITY-134 FEET PERIWINKLE FRONTAGEVacant land ready to build. Located between Jacaranda restaurant and Huxters. Approximately 22444 square foot area or .54 acres. Impervious Area 10200 Sq. Ft. Approximately. Owner will consider build to suit. Sanibel Use Code Vacant Commercial. Numerous development possibilities. Visit Sanibel CODE OF ORDINANCES Sec. 126-491 For the many Permitted uses. Offered for $850,000 Contact George Kohlbrenner 239/565-8805BEACHVIEWStunning Beachview custom home offering nothing but the best! Over 2800 sq.ft. living area with 3 BR 2 1/2 BTH, formal dining room, breakfast room, great room design. Kitchen features custom cabinets, full size freezer, pass-through window from kitchen to veranda. All rooms open to the expansive covered veranda. Offering gorgeous views of Sanibel River, golf course, and lakes. Hurricane glass windows, elevator, pool & spa with oversized pool deck. Designed by structural engineer, first story is concrete block with poured concrete pillars and beams. Attic features Isolene insulation for maximum energy efficiency. Too many features to list! Offered for $1,295,000. Contact Toby Tolp 239/848-0433, Steve Harrell 239/565-1277 or Kasey Harrell 239/850-7602. FT. MYERS BEACHWonderful beach cottage with established weekly rental history. Four bedrooms, two and a half baths, open airy floor plan with views of the Gulf of Mexico directly across the street. 38 X 19 solar heated pool. Adorable, fun beach home on the gorgeous north end. Offered for $680,000. Contact Debra Hobbs 239/565-0549 789 PYRULAYou will love this inviting 4 bedroom, 3 bath luxury pool home in Beachview Country Club Estates. This home offers a fabulous floor plan with all rooms leading to the bright and open great room with soaring ceilings, built-in entertainment wall and overlooking the large pool and nicely vegetated backyard. Spacious master suite with sitting area, master bath with separate tub/ shower and his/her walk-in closets, kitchen with wood cabinets/granite counters, sunny breakfast room, big laundry room and plenty of space for family or guests make this a must see home. Large garages with great extra storage. HUGE patio/pool area makes for a great recreation or entertaining area. Beachview offers deeded beach access, clubhouse, semi-private golf course, tennis, pro-shop and restaurant. Offered for $1,180,000. Contact Nancy Finch 239/822-7825. NEW LISTING Wishing you a happy, Wishing you a happy, healthy and prosperous healthy and prosperous 2013 2013 Serving the Islands Since 1975 THE SANCTUARYAn exquisite condo at a great price! The largest condo floor plan in the Sanctuary features 3 BR 3 BTH and over 2750 sq.ft living. With a Tommy Bahama style, this beautifully furnished and decorated condo offers breathtaking views of the 18th fairway and lake from the oversized new glass enclosed wrap around lanai. Offering living room & family room, formal & informal dining, high ceilings, huge laundry room, dual a/c zones and privacy elevator. Relax by the large heated pool and spa with gazebo and grill areas. Offered for $740,000. Contact Toby Tolp 239/848-0433 Steve Harrell 239/565-1277 or Kasey Harrell 239/850-7602. 40B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 28, 2012