Island sun
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Title: Island sun
Uniform Title: Island sun (Sanibel, Fla.)
Physical Description: v. : ill. (some col.) ; 36 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Lorin Visek & Ken Rasi
Place of Publication: Sanibel, Fla
Sanibel, Fla
Publication Date: 01-04-2013
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Sanibel (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Captiva (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Lee -- Sanibel
United States of America -- Florida -- Lee -- Captiva
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1, no. 1 (July 2, 1993)-
General Note: "Sanibel and Captiva Islands."
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JANUARY SUNRISE/SUNSET: 7:17 5:49 7:17 5:50 7:18 5:51 7:18 5:51 7:18 5:52 7:18 5:53 7:18 5:54 VOL. 20, NO. 28 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA JANUARY 4, 2013 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FT MYERS, FL PERMIT #5718 Postal Customer ECRWSS Read Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Folk Veteran Tom Rush Entertains With Wry Wit, Warm Vocal StyleBIG ARTS presents a concert by popular folk and blues legend Tom Rush at 8 p.m. on Saturday, January 12. Rush is a gifted musician and performer whose shows offer a musical celebration. His distinctive guitar style, wry humor and warm, expressive voice have made him both a legend and a lure to audiences around the world. Rushs impact on the American music scene has been profound. He helped shape the folk revival in the 1960s and the renaissance of the s and s, his music having left its stamp on generations of artists. James Taylor once told Rolling Stone, Tom was not only one of my early heroes, but also one of my main influences. Country music star Garth Brooks has credited Rush with being one of his top five musical influences. 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. Rush toured extensively throughout the 1970s and released several albums.continued on page 5 Tom Rush photo by Michael Wiseman BIG ARTS Classical Afternoons Series Presents String TrioBIG ARTS will present a classical concert featuring Ars Nova String Trio on Sunday, January 6 at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are general admission $32, Classical Afternoon series: $109 for four Classical Afternoon concerts; and student/child tickets are 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 continued on page 7 Adam Satinsky, Jennifer Kozbial, and John T. Posadas of the Ars Nova String Trio New Years Eve Party The Tritaik Family Paul, Rachel and Liam rang in the new year at the Sanibel Recreation Centers Poppin Hoppin & Bubblin Into 2013 celebration photo by Jeff Lysiak see more photos on page 8 Papa Bear John Carney led the ceremonial singing of the Polar Bear Anthem photo by Jeff Lysiak see more photos on page 213th Annual Sanibel Polar Bear Plunge


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 4, 20132 p S eason Sp onsor The New York Times a no-holds-barred smash hit. Jason Loete as King Arthur Elizabeth Urbanczyk as Lady of the Lake John Ramsey as Sir RobinBook & Lyrics by ERIC IDLE Music by JOHN DU PREZ & ERIC IDLEFrom the original screenplay by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin Original Broadway Production produced by Boyett Ostar Productions, e Shubert Organization, Arielle Tepper Madover, Stephanie McClelland/Lawrence Horowitz, Elan V McAllister/Allan S. Gordon, Independent Producers Network, Roy Furman, GRS Associates, Jam eatricals, TGA Entertainment, Live Nation Presented through special arrangement with eatrical Rights Worldwide www.theatricalrights.com S h ow Sponsors January 11 February 16 8 PM J an. 23 & Feb. 6 2 PM Mat in e $ 42 C hild 17 & Under $ 20 Hundreds of participants turned out on Tuesday afternoon for the 13th annual Polar Bear Plunge at Tarpon Bay Beach on Sanibel photos by Jeff Lysiak The polar bears turned and waved to the crowd before entering the waterFrom page 1Polar Bear Plunge Zoe Raffa-Filkins, 3, of Wilmette, Illinois and Brandon LaBonte of Windsor, California Eileen and Vernon Roberts from Sanibel and Great Falls, Virginia


3 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 4, 2013 Charlie McCullough celebrated his 90th birthday on January 3, 2013. Charlie picked up a camera when he was 13 years old in 1936 and never put it down. His photos chronicle the lives of the first settlers of Sanibel. The early days on Sanibel were anything but glamorous and Charlies photographs really capture the way it was on the island before luxuries like a causeway, bug spray, air conditioning, electricity and indoor plumbing. We wish you good health and happiness for many years to come! With love, from your many friends and family Recycled Book Sale At SCUCCThe popular Recycled Book Sale at the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ will be open to the public from 1 to 3 p.m. January through March. Included in the sale will be gently used books, DVDs, CDs, puzzles, games, jewelry, small gift items and lots of other bargains. Fiction is arranged alphabetically by author, and non-fiction by subject. Proceeds benefit local non-profit agencies supported by the church. The sale is held in the Rookery Bookery on the ground level beyond the courtyard garden at the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way (opposite Periwinkle Place Shopping Center). Call 472-0497 for more information. American Legion Post 123 NewsOn Sunday, January 6, American Legion Post 123 will serve spaghetti and meatballs all day long. On Tuesday, January 8, the Ladies Auxiliary will conduct a meeting at 6 p.m. On Wednesday, January 9, there will be an American Legion general meeting at 6 p.m. On Sunday, January 13, barbeque ribs and chicken will be served from 1 to 8 p.m. The Monday Night 8-Ball Pool League will resume play on January 7 at 5 p.m. 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 sixounce 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 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m. We are located at mile marker 3 on Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information, call 472-9979. Complimentary Blood Pressure ScreeningsThe Sanibel Fire & Rescue District will offer complimentary blood pressure screenings at the Sanibel Recreation Center on Monday, January 7 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. High blood pressure increases the risk of stroke, heart attack, heart failure, kidney disease and even blindness in some cases. The Sanibel Fire Districts complimentary screenings are offered as a first step in determining if further examination by a health care professional is necessary. The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information, call 472-0345 or visit www.mysanibel.com. Biblical Studies: The Letter To The RomansNear the end of his career as an apostle, Paul of Tarsus St. Paul planned to take his first trip to the capital of the Empire in Rome. A Christian congregation had already been established there before Pauls arrival, and so, in anticipation of their meeting, Paulcontinued on page 10 Happy Birthday J. Charles (Charlie) McCullough, II Tahitian Gardens, Sanibel 239-395-5353www.SynergySportswear.com


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 4, 20134 The Virtue Of Clear Commitmentsby Larry Schopp, Board Member, Committee of the IslandsWhat lesson from the U.S. Constitution applies to a recent City Council decision about preserving our beaches? Answer: One that teaches us the importance of clear and unambiguous commitments something that is lacking in the policy adopted by the City Council. Lets take a look. When the United States Constitution was drafted, the need for clarity was a given. What would be the point in writing a constitution for a new nation that was ambiguous? Granted, even seemingly clear words can sometimes mean different things to different people. However, the framers who wrote clearly and eloquently sought to minimize the likelihood that that would happen. Just look at the First Amendment as an example: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or of the right of the people to peacefully assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. Clear as those words are, we know that the government may prohibit us from shouting fire in a crowded theatre. Just as we know that libeling someone could make us liable for damages in a lawsuit. Those, however, are exceptions. The protections of the First Amendment are seldom compromised. But what would happen if we were to change the wording just a little, and the First Amendment instead read: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or UNREASONABLY prohibiting the free exercise thereof The insertion of one adverb qualifier would make the right to the free exercise of religion a lot less clear. What would be a reasonable restriction on the free exercise of religion? Who would say? The mere insertion of the qualification diminishes the right guaranteed. What is clear is that under my slightly modified First Amendment, Congress could enact some laws prohibiting the free exercise of religion; we just dont know when or why. Thats the mischief in making qualified commitments. The discussion will tend to center on whether the qualifier has been met. The sanctity of the commitment itself would be lost. More than historical interest The discussion is of more than historical interest. It has implications for all legislative enactments. And with its recent ruling, the Sanibel City Council had the opportunity to reaffirm its commitment to the preservation of Sanibels beaches as vital habitat for wildlife. The issue came up as the Council was debating final language during its periodic review and update of the Sanibel Plan. The provision in question (Part 3.2 Policy 7.1) was intended to replace an abandoned commitment to a beach carrying capacity study. Many of us had hoped that short of a carrying capacity study, the Council would at least make an unambiguous commitment to protect the islands natural beaches as wildlife habitat. The Planning Commission had at first proposed the following unobjectionable provision: Development, redevelopment and commercial activity shall not degrade use of the beach as habitat for indigenous and migratory wildlife. A last-minute change Then, at the last minute, the Commission decided on a change so that only activities that significantly degrade the use of the beach as habitat would be prohibited. Committee of the Islands advised the City Council that we found the new language deficient because it watered down an otherwise unambiguous commitment to the point where Sanibel Plan would actually condone all but major encroachments on the beach. At the Councils invitation, we proposed the following simple, unambiguous sentence: Development, redevelopment and commercial activity shall not diminish the usefulness of the beach as habitat for indigenous and migratory wildlife. The city staff, for reasons that are not clear, instead suggested only that the word measurably be substituted for significantly without explaining how the insertion of either qualifier would strengthen the protection of the beaches as wildlife habitat as compared to the language Committee of the Islands had proposed. The use of either qualifier makes it more difficult to oppose any given encroachment on the beach because (1) the debate will focus on whether the qualifier applies or not, with little or no attention paid to cumulative effects; and (2) those challenging the activity would have to prove a measurable degradation of the use of the beach as wildlife habitat in order to succeed. How does one prove that use of the beach as wildlife habitat has been measurably degraded unless the damage has already been done that is to say the wildlife species in question no longer inhabits the beach or uses it to breed? A disappointing result We should all be disappointed that the City Council adopted the qualified language put forth by staff. Instead of a firm commitment to preserve the natural beaches as habitat for wildlife, we have been given an ambiguous policy which does little to further that end. Something tells me the founding fathers would not have approved. Committee of the Islands invites your input and ideas on this important subject. Email your comments to coti@coti.org. You can read commentaries on other island issues on our website at coti.org and/or visit us on Facebook. Cirque Vertigo Tickets On SaleTime is rapidly approaching for the Greatest Show On Sanibel Cirque Vertigo! On Saturday, January 26, The Community House transforms itself into a cirque, complete with chiffon aerials, graceful and daring stage acts and humor. Cirque Vertigo showcases multiple generations of the noted Wallenda and Arestov performing families from Europe. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., you will have an opportunity to meet and greet the performers while enjoying a martini bar, provided by Keylime Bistro, cocktails and appetizers, provided by Cips Place, Sweet Melissas Caf, Traders and The Sanctuary Golf Club. Alcoholic beverages will be by donation. Tickets for this event are $100 each. Seating is very limited, so purchasing tickets as early as possible is suggested. This January gala is The Community Houses primary fundraising event of the year. The Cirque Vertigo performance, sponsored by Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, is the opportunity to see a one-of-a-kind show while supporting our important island resource, The Community House. If you would like to sponsor this event or another, call 472-2155. Lyric Wallenda flies through the air in a graceful aerial dance Trollbeads brings you a Special Offer!Luck & Joy Braceletfor only $99The New(a $159 value)Present this card to receive your Luck and Joy TODAY!!Every story has a bead Present this ad to receive your Luck and Joy TODAY!! Offer includes a sterling silver bracelet, elegant lock, silver Lucky Knot bead and NEW Colorful Joy glass bead. Debra Lee NashedOwner, CTC, ECC, CDS Cruise and International Destination Specialist DbLNhd debonair-travel.com deb@debonair-travel.com o ce: 239-288-7554 cell: 508-942-6322SeaDream Yacht Club Event at the Sanibel Community House on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 from 5:30-7:00pm Presenting- Its yachting, not cruising.Please join cruise experts Debra Lee Nashed, Owner of Debonair Concierge Travel Service and Jessi Fundora, Director with SeaDream Yacht Club, for an informative evening on this unique cruise experience that includes award winning yachting voyages to the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Costa Rica, Amazon, Asia and Australia. A selection of International cheeses and wine will be served. Please RSVP by 1/11/13 to Deb@Debonair-Travel.com or by calling 239-288-7554 and leave a message with your name and the number attending.Debonair Concierge Travel Services, LLC Worldwide Cruises And Customized Trips Safaris & Adventure Travel Private Yacht & Jet Charters River Cruises Special Occasions


5 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 4, 2013 Captiva Community Panel To Meet The Captiva Community Panel will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 8, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Cone Rooms in Chadwicks Square at South Seas Island Resort. This meeting is open to all interested islanders and the public. Among the agenda items: The panels agenda for the 2012-13 season. Discussion of possible land use/planning projects and grants. Vote on panel officers. Captiva Erosion Prevention District and Captiva Fire District updates. A Hurricane Preparedness and Response Committee update. Other matters as necessary. In addition, the panels Bylaws Subcommittee will meet immediately after the panel meeting in the same room. Discussion will focus on how to proceed with bylaws review and revision, and two or more panel members may be in attendance. Public participation is invited and encouraged. The next Captiva Community Panel meeting will be February 12. Information and background documents are available online at www.captivacommunitypanel.com. The Captiva Community Panel was authorized by Lee County commissioners in January 2002 to act in an advisory role concerning land use and zoning issues on Captiva. The 10-member panel has overseen the adoption of a Captiva section in the Lee Plan, with a goal, objective and 14 initial policies adopted by the county in January 2003, October 2005, August 2007 and September 2011. The Captiva Community Panel provides a public forum whereby Captiva property owners can present projects requiring variances and get feedback from and answer questions of the panel members and other Captiva neighbors attending the public meeting. The panel has no decision-making authority on variance requests, but does advise Lee County as to the point of view of the panel and the point of view expressed by other interested Captivans attending the public meeting at which the variance request was presented. From page 1Tom RushIn 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. A video recently surfaced on YouTube of Rush performing the sad-but-true ditty, The Remember Song. The video has generated more than six million views. General seating admission for the show 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. BIG ARTS offers single event tickets as well as series and subscription tickets at www.BIGARTS.org. Tickets are also available at BIG ARTS Marks Box Office, phone 395-0900, and at the Herb Strauss Theater, phone 472-6862. 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 CASI The Condominium Associations of Sanibel, Inc. CASI Breakfast CASI Breakfast City Manager Judie Zimomra City Manager Judie Zimomra Sponsored by A Better Bugman Friday, January 18 Clubhouse at The Sanctuary8 a.m. Registration 8:30 Breakfast Buffet 9-10 a.m. Program $15 members $20 non-membersFor reservations call 334-2138 or e-mail suitors@earthlink.net by Wednesday, Jan. 16th 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 Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com


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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 JANUARY 4, 20136 League To Discuss Special Tax DistrictsThe Sanibel League of Women Voters will offer an opportunity to learn about Sanibels two independent special districts that provide services exclusively for the island on Tuesday, January 8 at the Sanibel Public Library, 770 Dunlop Road, beginning at 7 p.m. The two districts are the Fire and Rescue District and the Public Library District. Each levies property taxes to support its operation. Fire Chief Danny Duncan and Library Commissioner Linda Kramer will talk about the history, mission, governance, finances and staffing of their respective districts. There will be time for audience questions and discussion. Residents will find out what they are getting for their tax dollars. The League will also provide a voter registration table at Baileys General Store on January 12, 19 and 26 as well as February 2 to assist anyone who is a resident of Florida, but not yet registered to vote. Registration assistance will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on those days. For more information, contact the League at sanibellwv@gmail.com. The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Happy Hour Sign A ViolationTimbers Restaurant owner Matt Asen says he thought he was providing a service by letting motorists who were stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic outside his restaurant on Tarpon Bay Road know how long it would take them to get off island. He tried to turn lemons into lemonade by inviting the weary road warriers inside. One of the restaurant hostesses stood on the bike path with a sign that said Rush Hour, Causeway 1 Hour, Happy Hour, $1 oysters, 1 minute. Said Asen, Many of these tourists have no idea how long it would take to get off island. Just like at Disneyworld where they have signs along the long lines for rides, with estimated waiting times, I was providing a service. By getting cars off the road for a while I was also helping alleviate the traffic problem somewhat. City of Sanibel officials didnt agree, however, and just after the hostess had returned to The Timbers as the traffic had dissipated, Asen was served with a notice of violation of the citys sign ordinance. I guess Ill have to find out if I can get a special permit for the few days every year when this traffic back-up occurs, he said with a grin. Swearing-In CeremonyOn Tuesday, January 8 at 7:30 a.m., Lee County Clerk of Court Linda Doggett and Lee County Tax Collector Larry Hart will take the oath of office during a swearing-in ceremony in the Commission Chambers on the second floor of the Old Lee County Courthouse (2120 Main Street, Downtown Ft. Myers). The ceremony will be followed by an 8:00 a.m. reception in the Old Courthouse lobby on the first floor. The weekly board meeting will begin at its usual 9:30 a.m. starting time. The public is invited to attend all inauguration activities and the board meeting. For additional information, call event coordinators Rita Miller at 533-2766 or Joanne Robertson at 533-6061. Fire Chief Danny Duncan Library Commissioner Linda Kramer Striving to keep Sanibel and Captivas canines and felines well groomed!(239) 472-7297 By appointment only695 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel, FL 33957 islandgrooming@gmail.comWhitney KauffmanGroomerAngi Goodhand OwnerKelly BarriosBather Island Grooming, LLCUnder New Management


7 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 4, 2013 Stilwell To Speak At ABWA MeetingThe Sanibel Chapter of the American Business Womens Association is delighted that Sandy Stilwell will be presenting an intriguing discussion entitled Entrepreneurship and Leading Others to Reach their Potentialon Tuesday, January 8 at 5:30 p.m. Stilwell was born and raised in Lee County. She has always been selfemployed and has sought the best in each of her employees, urging them to grow as she grew her own businesses. Sandy reports that many of her numerous employees (in her 11 businesses) started with her at entry level positions and now serve in management positions. Although her original businesses were located in Fort Myers, she decided that she wanted to own a business in a location where she herself would want to vacation. Thus her acquisition of Captiva Island Inn became a reality. As she spent time on Captiva, she realized how much she enjoyed the charm of the people and the environment, so she decided to expand her business ventures on Captiva. Stilwell reports that she is passionate about her work, the people she works with and the services she provides. She seeks to create an atmosphere that resonates with aesthetic beauty and charms that provides a bit of interest for many diverse walks of life and leaves the patrons feeling that they had a very special and unique experience. Each of her business accomplishes this objective. Sandy says of herself I work hard and I play hard. I love what I do Well known not only on Captiva and Sanibel, but in Fort Myers, too, her businesses include 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. It is quite obvious that Stilwell enjoys her entrepreneurship as evidenced in the fun names she has selected for each of these businesses on Captiva Island. Never losing her roots in Fort Myers, where she started with several hotels on Fort Myers Beach, Sandy owns two restaurants in Fort Myers. They include Sunshine Grille and a soon-to-be-opened fishing themed restaurant off the Sanibel Causeway SS Hookers. In addition, Stilwell is very actively involved in the community. She serves on the board of directors of Florida Shoes Bank with banks in Sarasota, Venice, Englewood and Fort Myers; she is on the board of trustees of Hodges University and The Resort & Hospitality School of Florida Gulf Coast University; she serves on Captiva Community Panel; on the board of directors of Pace Center for Girls; and on the board for The Salvation Army of Lee, Hendry & Glades Counties. Additionally, she is on the Gulfshore Life Magazine advisory board and is a trustee of the Southwest Florida Wine Fest. Stilwells discussion with ABWA will begin with an overview of not only her own business development but also of her approach to working with others in ways that encourages the best attributes and potential of each person, enabling him or her to expand and maximize their potential. The format will then be one of anask and answer approach, so that the audience has the opportunity to have their questions addressed. The presentation will begin at 6 p.m. at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. Guests are welcome. If you are interested in attending, contact Barbara Boulton, ABWA membership chair, at 222-9713 or baboult@embarqmail.com. The cost for the evening is $22, payable by check or cash. Sandy Stilwell Whats Happening At The House In 2013 Telephone: (239) 472-2155info@sanibelcommunityhouse.net 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 The Greatest Show On Sanibel Presenting: Cirque Vertigo GalaJan. 26, 2013 $100 Tickets on sale nowDance Series DatesFeb. 22 Wedding House Party March 15 Swamp Party April 13 House of Soul & R&B $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 $8Painting Wednesday 10-1 pm & 1:30-4:30 pm 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! Olde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Road239.395.1464 Sanibel Island From page1Ars Nova String TrioMarlboro Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Tanglewood and Chamber Music of the Rockies. Ars Nova is comprised of Jennifer Kozbial (violin), John T. Posadas (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. The 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 Ern Dohnnyi: and Serenade for String Trio in C major, Op. 10. Upcoming Classical Afternoon Series concerts are pianist Priscila Navarro on January 27 and Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Starling Chamber Players on February 12. Classical Afternoons are supported by Grand Patron Series Sponsor Deborah and John La Gorce. BIG ARTS is located at 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. For more information, visit www.BIGARTS.org. To purchase tickets, stop by BIG ARTS or call Marks Box Office at 395-0900.


8 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 4, 2013 New Years Eve Celebration At Sanibel Recreation Center Andrea Miller, Dick Muench and Barry Roth Nicole, Kaitlyn, Tyler and Ryan Gerrick from Chicago, Illinois Siblings John and Giselle Blocker from Chicago, Illinois Sue Denham, Richard Johnson and Mick Denham photos by Jeff Lysiak Victoria Farrell of Sanibel with 18-month-old Lily Farrell Alex Christow from Ottowa, California with juggler Jeff Lovett Volunteers Sue and Rick Sprout Bubble-blowing competitor Shevi Phillips from Michigan


9 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 4, 2013 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 Maiz And Jones Bone And Breath Workshopssubmitted by Holly Maiz and Virginia JonesSpeech often refers to our bodily state. Expressions in language such as I can feel it in my bones, Seeing you is like a breath of fresh air, and Make no bones about it. are a reminder of the richness that building awareness of sensation can lend to our lives. A January 9 workshop, Bone and Breath, is designed to increase the ability to fully experience sensations. Much of our experience of the world is a physical experience sensation, thoughts and feelings all come through the body. Its too easy on a day-to-day basis to be caught using only thoughts about goals, future, fears etc. to guide our behavior. While we need to be motivated by goals and pay attention to fears we can miss the information the present moment brings us. When were out of touch with sensation our emotional and physical health suffers. We have resources of energy and prowess shared by all animals that push us to make choices that ensure our survival in the moment. Wherever there is mind or intelligence there is a sense of what is nourishing and what is toxic. This is a fundamental level of motivation in all living things. Every physiological shift down to the cellular level is lively and naturally organizes toward survival. We pay a high price for body-mind separation, which can lead to disconnection from the signals that help us adapt. The ability to receive and interpret the signals is a responsive approach to living. Humans have the ability to regulate bioprocesses. We can regulate responses to our experiences and the expressions of those responses. We can turn the volume up, turn the volume down, or we can be totally oblivious to all of it until a symptom arises that causes us to listen. Paying attention before the symptom arises is practicing preventative health care. Building a healthy relationship with your bodily self is based on tuning into the signals of sensation, correctly interpreting the messages and learning to intervene. Secret Signals Seminars incorporate awareness-training practices such as BUNNY, biofeedback, mindfulness, yoga and meditation, in order to build mastery and foster an active personal health care. This is far better than being caught off guard by the consequences of negative habits that can lead to weight gain, sleep disturbances, substance abuse, or generalized anxiety. Throughout the seminars the focus will be on research supported self-care interventions that can reduce those effects of stress and aging that can lead to illness and disease. Holly Maiz and Virginia Jones, professors of psychophysiology, will present the workshops at The Community House on Sanibell. To register call or text 699-4545 or 898-1047, snail mail to P.O. Box 821, Sanibel, or use contact us at www. SecretSignals.net. Early registration is $20, at the door,$25. Pre-registration for entire series of three Wednesday Wisdom Seminars is $50. Maiz and Jones reside on Sanibel and work with groups and individuals on the islands and in Lee County. Maiz is a body/mind psychotherapist and registered movement/dance therapist with specialties in addiction, eating disorders and optimal aging, and training in the instruction of yoga, QiGong and pilates. Jones is a licensed clinical psychologist and biofeedback therapist with specialties in health psychology, anxiety and panic disorders. Holly Maiz and Virginia Jones will present the workshopSend your editorial copy to:press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 4, 201310 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. In Memory of Gordon Pohl Schopfer, May 5, 1916 December 19, 2012Memorial services will be held on Saturday, January 12, at the Reformed Church of Syracuse, 1228 Teall Ave, Syracuse, New York, 13206. For driving directions, call 315-479-5472. Gordon Pohl Schopfer, 96, went to be with Jesus on December 19 with his family at his bedside. He was born in West Leyden, New York to Earl E. and Erma C. Schopfer on May 5, 1916. The family moved to Syracuse in 1920. He attended public schools with significant interest in the Boy Scouts, playing the trumpet and entrepreneurship. He earned distinction in archery by winning the 1934 Junior Championship of the United States. He furthered his education as a graduate of the Syracuse University School of Architecture in 1939. He was a member of Psi Upsilon fraternity. After graduation, he apprenticed in New York City and Washington, D.C., where he was a supervising architect for the production of working drawings for the Pentagon complex. He served his country for three and a half years by enlisting in the 332nd Engineering Regiment of the Army Corps of Engineers as a Captain, Supply Officer and a recipient of the Bronze Star in the European Theater. Returning home, he met and married Rhonda F. Reed of Geneva, N.Y., moved back to Syracuse and founded Schopfer Architects in 1948. His firm, through his leadership, gained distinction in a wide scope of practice, including churches, banks, commercial and residential projects, all of which bore his unique stamp. Spanning a career of working and building in downtown Syracuse, he was an urban innovator and key leader in the creation and promotion of a new planned civic core called the Community Plaza. As a direct result, he was chosen by I.M. Pei and Partners to be one of the principal supervising architects for the Everson Museum project. Schopfer Architects continues today dedicated to maintaining the high professional standards established by its founder. Gordon and his wife, Ronnie, retired to Sanibel Island, Florida in 1986, where they became actively involved, contributing time and talents to the Sanibel Community Association. Gordon and Ronnie would come North every summer to enjoy boating with family and friends on the St. Lawrence River, returning to Florida before the permafrost settled in. His quiet wisdom and subtle strength made him a sought-after voice of experience to family and friends alike. He truly was one of The Greatest Generations finest. His passing has left a huge hole in the hearts of his friends, family and longtime special friend, JoAnn Bock. Gordon was predeceased by his parents, Erma and Earl, beloved wife of 53 years, Ronnie, and his brother, Ralph. He is survived by his sons, Dr. Gary (Connie) R. Schopfer of Liverpool, NY; E. Kevin (Carol) Schopfer of Weston, MA; grandchildren, Cynthia (Keith) Langford of Kissimee, FL; Courtney Duclos Schopfer of New York, NY; Andrew (Jana) E. Schopfer of Poughkeepsie, NY; and two great-grandchildren, Reed Daniel and Tessa Louise. MEMORIAL SERVICE MARK FETTERMark Fetter, 63, of Louisville, Kentucky and Sanibel Island, Florida passed away peacefully in the early hours of Friday, December 28. He was born August 25, 1949 in Louisville to the late Charles D. and Dorothy A. (Richie) Fetter and was the owner of Clark County Auto Auction in Indiana for over 30 years. Mark attended Western Kentucky University and was a member of Northeast Christian Church and the Jeffersonville Elks Club. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. Mark is survived by his wife of 33 years, Phyllis (Burba) Fetter; children, Matthew (Kelli) Fetter, Emily Franconia (Ryan) and Sara Fetter; two grandchildren, Gray and Pearl Franconia; and his siblings, Charles (Sandy) Fetter, Janet Sledge (Dan) and Debbie Klempner (Andy). Funeral services to celebrate Marks life will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 1, at Rattermans, 12900 Shelbyville Road, East Louisville, Kentucky. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial gifts in the form of contributions may be made to The Cleveland Clinic, PO Box 931517, Cleveland, Ohio 44193-1655 or to St. Joseph Childrens Home, 2823 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky 40206. OBITUARY Fox To Give 2013 Shared Scholar LectureAt Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ on Monday, January 28 at 7 p.m., the 2013 Shared Scholar Lecture will feature Professor Robin Fox, anthropologist, poet and essayist. Professor Fox is the University Professor of Social Theory at Rutgers University and the author of several books, including most recently, The Tribal Imagination. Professor Fox will address the topic The Ten Commandments For Today. The lecture will be held at Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. A reception will follow. The Shared Scholar Lecture is presented by the Christian Science Church of Sanibel, Bat Yam Temple of the Islands (Reform), St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, Captiva Chapel-bythe-Sea and the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ.For more information, call 472-0497. Professor Robin Fox From page 3Biblical Studieswrote a lengthy letter which today is known as The Letter to the Romans. In Romans, Paul outlines his basic theology. It is the most systematic of his letters, and provides major insights into his way of thinking about the faith. It has been a very influential letter in the ensuing centuries, and is often quoted by theologians and other writers in the last two millennia. Beginning on Tuesday, January 8 at 10 a.m., the Tuesday Bible Study at Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ will tackle this significant work with Pastor John Danner. All are invited and no previous experience is necessary. Bring a Bible, your questions and your imagination. Call 472-0497 for more information. The church is located at 2050 Periwinkle Way.


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Instrumental in establishing Lee Elder Abuse Prevention Partnership (LEAPP), she is also a columnist for the Fort Myers News-Press. St. Amand holds a Master of Social Work degree and is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator. With 25 years of experience in the field of aging, she is dedicated to helping individuals and their families affected by memory loss issues. The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, call Roberta Heller, St. Michaels parish nurse, at 472-2173 or visit www.saintmichaels-sanibel.org.. St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church is located at 2304 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Dotty St. Amand Contemporary Religions DiscussionUnitarian Universalists of the Islands will meet on Sunday, January 6th at 5 p.m. in Fellowship Hall at the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way. The service is open to the public. Unitarian Universalists welcome people with diverse beliefs from all religious or philosophical traditions. A recent sermon entitled Enlightenment and Delusion by Reverend Michael Schuler, Parish Minister of the First Unitarian Society of Madison, Wisconsin, will be read and discussed. In summarizing his sermon, Rev. Schuler commented: What can we say about religion and the pursuit of truth? On balance, does religion keep us in the dark or illume our way? It has been almost 500 years since the Church repudiated and condemned the scientific insights of Galileo Galilei and Giordano Bruno, yet today some prominent religious figures still strenuously object to readily verifiable historical and scientific findings. Religions credibility may be on the line unless it opts for a new reformation. As a theologically liberal religion, Unitarian Universalism is organized around seven guiding principles: The inherent worth and dignity of every person; Justice, equity and compassion in human relations; Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations; A free and responsible search for truth and meaning; The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large; The goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all; Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part. Lacking a creed of fundamental beliefs, Unitarian Universalism incorporates the teachings of many different theological sources. UU members follow their own individual search for spiritual truth by relying on several articles of faith: Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life; Words and deeds of prophetic women and men which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion and the transforming power of love; Wisdom from the worlds religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life; Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to Gods love by loving our neighbors as ourselves; Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit; Spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions that celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature. All are welcome. Lively discussion, fellowship and refreshments follow the service.


12 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 4, 2013 Rotary Happenings submitted by Shirley JewellAs most of our Rotarians sat back just before the holidays with visions of sugarplums dancing in their heads, one of our own Rotarians, John Mason, had nostalgic visions of a field of dreams to tell us about at the recent meeting. His visions were of Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, New York, located only two village blocks from the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Cooperstown is the epicenter of American baseball history and memorabilia. Cooperstown bears the name of Judge William Cooper, the father of writer James Fenimore Cooper ( Last of the Mohicans). Cooperstown is a rather bucolic small town, the kind of town where you can just picture days-of-old sandlot baseball games and, today, little league practice on Saturday mornings. Cooperstown is that kind of town, but there is so much more there then you could ever imagine. John, a part-time resident of Cooperstown, proudly boasted about his summer hometown. Although the Baseball Hall of Fame has brought attention to Cooperstown, John says there is more to his town than just that. This town is also known as a major cultural destination, with the Fenimore Art Museum, Glimmerglass Opera at the Alice Busch Opera Theater, Farmers Museum and New York State Carriage and Harness Museum. Just beyond the Baseball Hall of Fame is the wellknown Cooperstown Beverage Trail, where you can visit a bounty of microbreweries located in the area. This is a town where buildings bear the names of the rich and famous of days gone by. Cooperstown remains, to this day, proud of the past and proud of how they maintain a small-town attitude, while providing a full and rich variety of experiences for their residents and visitors. The Baseball Hall of Fame certainly is a major draw to Cooperstown, and tourists flock to Americas favorite pasttime mecca. Each year, the baseball world focuses on Cooperstown during the annual Hall of Fame Induction Cereony. Held during the last weekend of July, the Induction Ceremony draws a yearly average of 20,000 fans to Cooperstown. The class of 2012 inducted two of the most dominant players of any era, Cincinnati Reds great Barry Larkin and Chicago fan-favorite Ron Santo, along with award presentations and family programming for baseball fans of all generations. Larkin was a shortstop who played his entire 19-year big league career with the Reds, and Santo was named to nine All-Star Games in his 15 big league seasons. Santo became the 12th former major league third baseman elected to the Hall of Fame and only the 15th overall. Santo passed away in December 2011. As of this year, this Hall of Fame is comprised of 300 elected members; included are 208 former major league players, 38 executives, 35 Negro leaguers, 19 managers and 10 umpires. The Baseball Hall of Fame serves as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond. It displays baseball-related artifacts and exhibits, and honors those who have excelled in playing, managing and serving the sport. The Halls motto is Preserving History, Honoring Excellence, Connecting Generations. So why not plan a trip to upstate New York and check it out yourself? An upcoming date to note is January 8, when the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary will be sponsoring the Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of Commerce Luncheon at the Sanibel Recreation Center. At the lunch, Rotarian Chet Sadler will be presenting a short program about the justcompleted Rotary Club project in Haiti. Those interested in attending may call the Chamber. The cost is $15 The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. every Friday at Bistro At Beachview, 1100 Par View Drive. For more information, e-mail SanibelCaptiva Rotary Club President John Grey at John@JohnGreyPaintingcom or President-Elect Scot Congress at Scot@scongress.com. John Mason Supplying the islands with ART and Fine Framing for over 10 years. 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13 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 4, 2013 Making Our Coastlines More Resilientsubmitted by Ken and Kate Gooderham, ASBPA executive directorsEnhancing the survivability of our shorelines is not a new concept. But Superstorm Sandy pushed this idea back into the forefront as soon as its first waves surged against the hard and soft coastal infrastructure along the Eastern Seaboard and, more particularly, the New York-New Jersey area. But survivability can be a subjective thing, with what works for one person completely unacceptable to another. So before we can talk about survivability, we need to agree on what it means. By most accounts, survival in the coastal sense is the ability to withstand routine to extreme natural events (mainly storms) with a minimal loss of life and damage to property. One term thats come into play post-Sandy has been coastal resiliency coastal management that works to ensure structures are safer, infrastructure is more secure and some of the buffers between uplands and waves are restored or preserved. What might a more resilient coast look like? Well, first off, remember that there is no one size fits all solution for any coastal issue including resilience. Part of the underlying value of seeking coastal resilience is adapting to the coastal conditions of that area, understanding the geological and hydrological, ecological and historical forces impacting the beachfront and making nearshore and upland decisions based on that. That will help you know how wide a beach needs to be to be effective and how much of a dune system is really necessary to withstand storm surge. That will guide you as to what might be used to mitigate or manage wave and inlet impacts, or whether a change over here will have a positive or negative impact over there. It will help you decide how far back and how high up any structures really need to be to survive the next storm, and whether that hard public infrastructure (think roadway or utility) can be moved back or hardened for its own protection. Finally, it may help you see what soft buffers wetlands and oyster beds, offshore seagrass areas and the aforementioned dunes used to be along a coastline to keep the waves at bay buffers that have disappeared slowly over time, but which need to be restored for their full protective value. A resilient coastline does not keep people away it just keeps them safer when storms strike, giving them a better chance of having a home to come back to once the wind stops blowing. A resilient coastline also offers governments a better return on investment, building in science and sense to improve necessary management methods while improving the odds of less storm damage resulting in less disaster recovery costs. How do we make our coasts more resilient? First, accept that coasts are dynamic and changing, which means our thinking about them must be equally dynamic. Second, begin the discussion on the scientific, engineering and regulatory levels as to what specifically coastal resilience means and how that can be achieved over time at coasts around our country. Finally, bring this discussion to coastal communities and owners so they have input, gain insights and become supporters. This starts when communities try to recover from disaster or when they start to prepare for it. This starts when people work to be better stewards for our shorelines or when they work to strike a better balance among all the competing coastal interests trying to find their place in the sand. But, mostly, it starts when people realize how precious our coastal resources truly are and how important it is for all of us to work to protect them. For more information, go to www. asbpa.org, Facebook or www.twitter. com/asbpa. 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 Park To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 4, 201314 by Mark Bird WestallThe week before last, I wrote about how this time of year presents some of the best conditions for birding in the Refuge, especially if the strong low tides can be combined with strong, cold winds blowing out of the northwest. The resulting mudflat exposure attracts thousands of wading birds and shorebirds and, occasionally, their predators (like the rare peregrine falcon and the more common bald eagle). And boy, right after I wrote that article, we started getting a series of cold fronts passing through, dropping the temperatures and providing lots of mudflats for the hungry birds to feed on, perfect for birding along Wildlife Drive in the Refuge and particularly for me perfect for one of my canoe trips off of Wildlife Drive. Its funny, but when these cooler conditions exist and the locals are thinking about digging out their long underwear, people will ask me, How do you do your canoe trips in conditions like that? Its so cold and there isnt any water out there. What do you make your customers do... get out and walk? I smile and tell them that thats the best time to go in the canoe because the birds are hungry and much more tolerant of our presence, and since the birds like to feed right at the little tributaries flowing off of the mudflats into the deeper creeks (where our canoes can go), we can easily pass by the birds very close and sometimes even beach the canoes on the edge of the mudflats and the birds will walk around the canoes while they are feeding. Those that are paddling on the trips usually generate enough body heat to keep themselves warm, and for those in my canoe that are not paddling (usually passengers in my never touch a paddle, I can do all the work), I bring along some army surplus wool blankets and everybody stays toasty warm. Now, since my canoe trips are not limited to remaining just along Wildlife Drive, we can explore the outer reaches of the Refuge and discover another world not visible from the Drive. For us, the birds can be seen in a more intimate atmosphere. But along with the fabulous birdwatching comes an increased responsibility. If they are feeding on the mudflat after a cold night and we come by, they may not seem to care as much if there is a canoe full of predators in the neighborhood watching them because they are hungry, but I must watch them closely and take any necessary steps to minimize frightening them. Sometimes, that can even mean backing away from the birds if they are acting a little too nervous. As a general rule, if we are close to the birds, I will not let anyone else touch a paddle (the less arm-waving, the better). There have even been times when I have maneuvered three canoes at once, with no one else paddling but me. Three canoes kept close together are less frightening than a group of canoes spread apart. Also, taking the paddling away from my customers lessens the possibility of someone accidentally making a gunshot sound by bumping the paddle against the side of the canoe. I also try to keep the canoes from pointing at the birds. I explain it to my customers this way: Which would make you feel more frightened a grizzly bear walking past you, or a grizzly walking past you, noticing you are there and turning and walking straight towards you? I suspect both might make you nervous, but the second scenario might cause you to have a heart attack. Another technique I try to follow is to not approach the birds with the sun at my back. I try to give the advantage of the sun to the birds; they are more willing to tolerate our presence if they can keep an eye on us more easily. There isnt a fighter pilot in the world that wants his enemy to get between him and the sun. A bird that has difficulty watching us is a more nervous bird and more likely to move to a more advantageous spot on the mudflat. One behavior I do not worry too much about around the birds, however, is whether we are talking or not. Sometimes, people on my trips will ask me, Bird, if you are really trying to minimize the negative impacts we might cause the birds, well, then, why dont you shut up? Your voice is going to scare them! Other people suggest that I have been doing these trips for so long that the birds have habituated to my voice, just as they have done to the people on Wildlife Drive, and there may be some truth to that. But if I cant convince an intelligent human being that having an untamed (meaning: not having been fed by people) alligator in the lake in his backyard is not as dangerous as texting while driving his car, how am I going to convince the birds (with supposedly less reasoning capabilities than humans) that we are not going to prey on them? I dont try to convince them that humans are not predators. I figure that is a given. I only try to convince them that we have already eaten today; that, by talking, we are giving away our position because we are not on the hunt; we are just passing through. Many people believe that the way to approach wildlife is to be quiet and try to sneak up on them. But that is exactly what a hungry predator would do. A recently fed predator doesnt care if the prey animals see him (or her). I always get a kick out of watching someone (especially photographers) along Wildlife Drive trying to get a better close-up view of the wildlife: they crouch down low, stare directly at their (prey) and see how quietly they can get close to them. No wonder that behavior makes the birds nervous! I tell the folks on my trips, How would you feel if you were up in the Rocky Mountains and you saw a mountain lion, and as soon as he saw you, he crouched down low, kept an eye on you and started quietly trying to get closer to you? Would you think he was merely trying to commune with humanity, or would you think he was looking for his next meal? I believe that the birds have gotten used to the people along the Wildlife Drive. But when we leave the edge of the Drive in a canoe or kayak, we are breaking the rules that the birds have come to accept; we are going into their world and their instinct is telling them that the reason we are going there is to kill them. I think its great when people want to leave the relative safety of Wildlife Drive and go out to explore the wilderness area of the Refuge. I mean I love it out there. But remember, just because you know you are not there to kill the birds, they believe there is a very strong possibility that that is exactly why you left the Drive. If you want to commune with the birds of the mudflats in a canoe or kayak, follow these few simple rules I have just mentioned, and not only will your wildlife experience increase dramatically, but the stress-level experienced by the birds will be lessened also. 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. Birds Eye ViewWildlife Viewing By Canoe (Or Kayak) In The Refuge Groceries Dairy Products Produce Suntan Lotion Health and Beauty Aids ATM Imported and Domestic Beer & Wine Postcards Books Greeting Cards Liquor Cocktail Mixers Andys Island Seafood Mobile Market Tues & Thurs 10AM 2PM Open 7 days a week Sun Thurs 8AM -6PM Fri & Sat 8AM 8PM Serving Captiva Since 1940 THIS WEEKS FEATURES 11500 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva472-2374RELAXRiesling $6.95 Happy New Year! Lighthouse Caf WORLDS BEST BREAKFAST WORLDS BEST BREAKFASTBreakfast 7am to 3pm, Lunch 11am to 3pmNow Serving Dinner 5 to 9 Thru April362 Periwinkle Way (East End of Sanibel)239-472-0303


15 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 4, 2013 Ding Darling Kicks Off Inaugural Film Series With Aldo Leopold FilmThe Ding Darling Refuge debuts its inaugural eight-week Film Series on Wednesday, January 9 at 3:30 p.m. with the documentary Green Fire. The film explores the life and legacy of legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold and the many ways his land ethic philosophy lives on in the work of people and organizations all over the country. Green Fire shares highlights from Leopolds life and extraordinary career, explaining how he shaped conservation and the modern environmental movement. It also illustrates his continuing influence by exploring current projects that connect people and land at the local level. Meet urban children in Chicago learning about local foods and ecological restoration; ranchers in Arizona and New Mexico, who maintain healthy landscapes by working on their own properties and with their neighbors in cooperative community conservation efforts; and wildlife biologists who are bringing threatened and endangered species -from cranes to Mexican wolves -back to the landscapes where they once thrived. Learn how Leopolds vision of a community that cares about both people and land ties all of these modern conservation stories together, and offers inspiration and insight for the future. Admission is free to the film, which is sponsored by The Sanctuary Golf Club and Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS). Seating is limited and available on a first-come basis. For more information about the Film Series, call 472-1100 or visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org/films. All films begin at 2:30 p.m., except where noted below. Upcoming Ding Darling Film Series events: January 9 Green Fire January 23 Birds of the Gods February 6 Winged Migration February 20 End of the Line February 27 Central Park Effect (Special evening presentation with filmmaker Jeffrey Kimball at 7 p.m.) March 6 Americas Darling: The Story of Jay N. Ding Darling March 20 Addicted To Plastic April 3 Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition To support DDWS and the refuge with a tax-deductible gift, visit www.dingdarling-society.org or contact Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566 or director@dingdarlingsociety.org. Aldo Leopold courtesy of the Aldo Leopold Foundation, www.aldoleopold.org Volunteers Sought At The Shell MuseumInterested in shells, museums, education or non-profit work? Looking for a fun and rewarding way to donate your time to a great educational institution on Sanibel? The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum invites you to participate in an orientation session designed to help interested community members learn more about the museum and its volunteer opportunities. Volunteers from the community play a crucial role in helping the shell museum educate the public about shells and mollusks, further awareness of nature and promote collection-based research about local shells. During this one-hour session, you will find out more about the museums general volunteer needs and, in particular, about its significant initiative of organizing, processing and cataloging the collection of more than 115,000 lots. The museum staff will work with your time, talent and interest to find the perfect fit for you. The next volunteer information session is scheduled for Friday, January 18 from 9 to 10 a.m. in the museum auditorium. RSVP by Wednesday, January 16. For questions or additional information, contact Laura Richardson, collection manager, at 395-2233 ext. 16 or lrichardson@ shellmuseum.org or Diane Thomas, public programs specialist, at 395-2233 ext. 11 or dothomas@shellmuseum.org. Shell museum collection volunteers Tom Risher and Ann Moeder Waverunners-Parasailing-Yamaha Scooters-Bicycles-Beach Chairs & Umbrellas-Sailboats Skimboards-SUPs-Golf Carts-Banana Boat Rides-Scoot Coupes-Cayo Costa WR Tours No-See-Um Repellent-Sunglasses-Freestyle & Momentum Watches-YOLO Gear-GoPro HD Sector 9-Arbor-Kahuna-Dregs-Gravity & Krown Longboards-Kahuna Big Stick-Beach Accessories-Indo Boards-Slackline-Kids Cl othing-Waboba-Zap Skimboards-Cool Hats YOLO Watersports, Inc. btnfrrbrbt rf r!f" rf r#$"!f" Reservations Required for All Cruises All Cruises(239)472-5300Cruises 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


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 4, 201316 Come explore our natural world Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road (one mile west of Tarpon Bay Road) Nature Center, Trails and Exhibits: Open Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. 4 p.m. Native Plant Nursery: Open Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. 5 p.m., Sat 10 3 www.sccf.org (239) 472-2329 Tides and Currents Jan. 9If you have wondered why the islands sometimes have just one tide a day? In the past few years more people have become aware of the Florida Shelf. Where is it and why is it important? Come to this introduction to how water behaves as the earth spins, the moon orbits and the winds blow. Wednesday, January 9 at 2 p.m. Coyote and Bear Tales Jan. 9A coyote and a Florida black bear were recently documented on the island for the first time; the black bear was relocated to north Florida this past year. Come and learn about the behaviors of these two new species. Coyotes have now moved into every county in Florida. Both human and bear populations are growing in Florida. Eighty percent of a bears diet comes from insects and fruits. Wednesday, January 9 at 10 a.m. Turtle Tracks January 10Sanibel Island has one of the first sea turtle monitoring programs in the country and several hundred nests are laid on Sanibel and Captiva every summer. SCCF coordinate over one hundred volunteers who monitor San-Cap beaches daily. Learn about the sea turtles that nest on our beaches. Thursday, January 10 at 10 a.m. EXPLORE OUR NATURE CENTER, TRAILS AND OBSERVATION TOWERVisit our Nature Center and explore four miles of walking trails and climb the tower. Youll find a marine touch tank, exhibits with live turtles including diamondback terrapins, an indigo snake, mangrove water snake and more. Butterfly House Take a self-guided tour Tank Talk January 8The Nature Center has educational ambassadors living in tanks, including Indie the endangered Indigo snake, Jewel the Diamond Back Terrapin, Happy the Florida Snapping turtle, Salty the mangrove water snake, plus baby box turtles and critters in the touch tank. Take a guided tour to learn about and feed these living ambassadors. Tuesday, January 8 at 10 a.mWeeds and Seeds January 7We are a group of amateur botanists who enjoy finding and identifying native plants on Sanibel. Our walks, visiting different locations on Sanibel, last for two hours, and are guided by a leader with a plant list. The group will meet at the Nature Center porch. Depending on the location visited, you may need parking money. Please bring a hat, water, sunblock and comfortable enclosed shoes with socks. For more information, please contact Candice Etheridge at 395-9498. Mondays at 8:45 a.m Sanibel Island Fishing Club Meetingsubmitted by Charles SobczakOn Tuesday, January 8, the Sanibel Island Fishing Club will hold its first monthly meeting of the new year. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the north room of The Community House, located at 2173 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. The featured speaker, Captain Jon Fetter, will begin his presentation at 7 p.m. sharp. There is no admission charge for the event and the angling public is cordially invited to attend. Captain Fetter concentrates his angling in the back waters of Estero Bay, San Carlos Bay and Pine Island Sound. His fishing philosophy is simple: Fishing is supposed to be fun! The name of his charter is called Catching The Cure Backcountry Fishing and he parks his 18-foot Baycraft flats boat at Fish Tale Marina, located on the southern end of Estero Island. Although Captain Fetter does fish some near shore reefs and ledges, his primary fishing skills are focused on the big three game fish of Southwest Florida snook, redfish and tarpon. He has been fishing the backwater country for almost 20 years and is a sponsored guide on the Bass Pro Shops Professional Staff. He is a frequent guest on ESPNs Reel Talk Radio and writes monthly articles for Coastal Angler Magazine. Jon also offers a weekly fishing report and ongoing blog on his website. At the meeting, he will be discussing coldwater fishing and talking to club members about the right gear, tackle and tactics he uses during the winter months in Southwest Florida, when many of the larger game fish become more challenging to hook into. After his presentation, there will be a brief question-and-answer period wherein local anglers can ask a seasoned pro how they can increase their catch out on the windy waters of winter. To learn more about Captain Jon Fetter, go to www.catchfishnow.com. To book a back bay or near shore charter, call him at 229-4705 or e-mail captainjon@catchfishnow.com. The Sanibel Island Fishing Club meets monthly through season and sponsors several group outings as well as lending support for various fishing related charities and organizations such as START, Lee Reefs and the Sanibel Sea School. For information on joining the club, contact Rol Campbell at 472-8994 or attend the next meeting. The Sanibel Island Fishing Club has been an active social club for more than 28 years on the island. To learn more about the club, to view catch photos or to explore fish recipes, go to www.sanibelislandfishingclub. com. Snook caught aboard one of Jon Fetters charters Shore Fishing:Don't Harm The Fishby Capt. Matt Mitchell Landing a big sh from the beach can be hard on the sh. Dragging a sh up onto the sand if youre going to release it is not an option as it usually damages or kills the sh. Hold the sh in the water while you unhook it if youre going to release it. The less you can touch a sh before release the better for the sh. If you want a picture with the sh, support it as you lift it out of the water and do it quickly. Before releasing, revive the sh while holding it in the water; moving it slowly back and forth so water goes over its gills. The sh will let you know when its ready to swim off. Florida just recently changed the regulations on shing from shore. Florida residents as well as out of state visitors need a shing license to sh from shore.


17 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 4, 2013 follow us on Thur., 1.3.2013 Wed., 1.9.2013 save$1.201999Assorted Orchids CrystalWater24/16.9 oz. BottlesJerrysOnion Rolls8 Pack 399199 599ea. JerrysTuscany PaniniItalian RoseFresh SalsaSelected Varieties, 16 oz.449 save50JerrysShrimp Tray Price will varygrab n go ea. Turtle Tracks At SCCFLearn about the life cycles and habits of sea turtles that nest on local beaches and what SCCF is doing to protect them. Get an update on the whereabouts of RECON2, a satellite-tagged Kemps ridley being tracked by Mote marine lab and the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. The Kemps ridley is the worlds most endangered sea turtle. Juvenile Kemps use Pine Island Sound as a nursery. Since 1992, SCCF sea turtle volunteers and staff have monitored every inch of Sanibel and Captiva beaches each morning from May 1 thru October looking for tracks to nests laid the night before or nests that have hatched. The Turtle Tracks program is Thursday, January 10 at 10 a.m. at the SanibelCaptiva Conservation Foundation at 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road. The program is free to SCCF members and children and $5 for adults. Call 4722329 for more information. Take a walk on the trails or visit the butterfly house following the program. Green sea turtle grazing on seagrass Museum Launches New Year With Exciting Programs, EventsThe Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is starting the new year with a great lineup of speakers and events for the month of January. Natural Science Lecture Series: Dr. Brian LaPointe, Wednesday, January, 9 from 2 to 3 p.m., Museum Auditorium From Florida Atlantic Universitys Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution, Dr. Brian LaPointe will speak on his NASA-funded research. The lecture will concern the nutrient linkages between discharges from the Caloosahatchee and Shark rivers and the development of harmful blooms in coastal waters of Southwest Florida. The event is sponsored in part by the Island Inn. Friday Lunch Hour at the Museum: Florida Pirates Friday, January 11 from noon to 1 p.m., Museum Education Center Authors James Kaserman and Sarah Kaserman will present their book Florida Pirates from the Southern Gulf Coast to the Keys and Beyond, which goes beyond the glamor of Hollywood pirates. You will discover the roles pirates have played in U.S. history. The book is available for purchase at the museum store, and there will be a book signing available after event. For more information, contact Diane Orvis Thomas at 395-2233 or email dothomas@shellmuseum.org. Dr. Brian LaPointe


18 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 4, 2013 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 DE 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 ce 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 Time To Make Your 2013 Angling Resolutionsby Capt. Matt MitchellNew years resolutions generally come and go with what seems like most of them being about not doing, changing or cutting back on something you probably enjoy (i.e. smoking, drinking, eating, etc.) What makes sense to me this time of year is making a resolution to do more of something you enjoy doing. This could be catching that personal best fish of a certain species, introducing someone new to the joy of fishing or even learning a new area, species or technique that you simply have never put in the time to learn. Fishing as much as I do, I often find myself getting into the rut of fishing the same productive places over and over. Working as a guide, I understand that this is what I get paid for and returning to hot spots is a big huge part to consistently catching quality fish. Guiding is basically taking your anglers/clients to the places you caught fish in the days and trips prior, and taking as much of the guess work as possible out of fishing. I have learned over the years though scouting out new areas without clients is what catches fish with clients. Even though Pine Island Sound is only roughly 17 miles long, there are just some areas I have never put in my time to explore and work out the patterns of the fish in these places. This new year, I plan on spending more of my down time learning new water. We have hundreds of miles of mangrove shoreline all within easy reach in the sound, yet it still holds so many secrets and patterns that have yet to be discovered. Finding these new hot spots is a twopart thing: when you do go and put in your time fishing new areas and they turn out to not be productive, its still a learning experience. Simply eliminate these places until a different tide or season. Fishing is so much more than just catching fish, its also about knowing there are not fish in a area. When you do get it right, though there is nothing sweeter or more satisfying than breaking the code and finding a brand new honey hole that has been right under your nose for years. Another thing I plan on doing more of this year is spending more time fishing near shore structure. Our local waters are loaded with wrecks, rock piles, live bottom and ledges many within a few miles of the beach. For years now, I have had a huge book of GPS numbers that I got from a longtime offshore guide. Going through these numbers will be quite a process, first to organize them, then to pick out the ones that are close enough to fish. Then comes the much more enjoyable part of going out to the marks to see what is out there. This is a huge project as there are simply hundreds of numbers. I have purchased a handheld GPS for this sole purpose but have yet to get around to spending the time to enter in the numbers. This will be the year. No matter many hours a year Im lucky enough to spend on the water, it just seems there is never enough time to do it all. Our small little area on the Gulf of Mexico offers so many opportunities that even a lifetime of fishing will not reveal them all... no matter how hard you fish. Lucky for us anglers, though, even the small percentage we do know means awesome fishing. Happy New Year everyone, and thanks for reading!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. A personal best tarpon is always a good new years resolution BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva IslandSend 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. To advertise in the Island Sun call 395-1213


19 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 4, 2013 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 CROW Case Of The Week Rare Sea Turtle Returns Homeby Patricia MolloyOn November 10, a good samaritan found a Kemps Ridley floating near Chokoloskee Bay, close to Everglades City. It was the second Kemps admitted to CROW within a few short days. It was so ill that it had to be drydocked inside the clinics ICU for several days due to its extreme lethargy. Blood was drawn from both sea turtles on December 10 that confirmed Dr. Heathers fears; both were suffering from brevetoxicosis after exposure to the harmful algal blooms (or HABs) responsible for red tide. Of the five sea turtle species that swim in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the Kemps Ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) is the smallest, with an average adult weight of 100 pounds. These rare turtles reach maturity at 10 to 15 years and live to be 40 to 50 years old. Kemps tend to grow faster than other species of sea turtles, which leads to their shorter lifespan. While both Kemps were obviously juveniles, Age is a very difficult thing to tell with these guys. We are estimating the smaller one to be about a year or two old and the larger one at five to eight years old, said Tim Eberhart, assistant wildlife rehabilitator. Additionally, gender is very difficult to determine in juveniles; it usually is not apparent, at least externally, until they reach adulthood. Kemps feed mostly on crabs, but their diet also includes marine invertebrates and plants, especially when they are young. Sanibel Seafood is helping CROW with fresh and frozen food supplies for the saltwater turtles. If you saw these two on intake, you would say Wow! They were so sick and now they are very active in their tanks, noted Eberhart. In addition to the high brevetoxicosis levels on intake, the smaller Kemps will continue treatment at the clinic because it arrived very much under weight. Its health and appetite has improved greatly and it is now eating approximately 200 to 225 grams of squid per day and gaining. On December 19, the larger Kemps Ridley (formerly known as patient #3190) was released back into the wild at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park in Collier County. 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. Kemps Ridley, former patient #3190, is shown coming up for air in one of CROWs sea turtle tanks during its rehabilitation. Once it was healthy enough for release, it crawled eagerly across the sand and back into its ocean home


20 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 4, 2013 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... Bonsai Society To Feature Junipers At MeetingJunipers, including their horticultural needs and how to style and refine them, will be the focus of the Saturday, January 19, meeting of the Bonsai Society of Southwest Florida. The featured speaker will be Dorothy Schmitz. The 9:00 a.m. meeting will be held at the Support Personnel Association of Lee County (SPALC) Building at 6281 Metro Plantation Road, Fort Myers. Guests are invited. Members are asked to bring their junipers for critique and styling advice. The public is invited to attend the meeting. There is no charge for attending and parking is free. Bonsai is a horticultural art of growing trees in pots. It had its origins in China and Japan. Information about bonsai and the association will be available at the meeting. For additional information, call Jim Bremer at 482-7543, visit the website, www.bonsaiswfl.org or contact Bonsai Society of Southwest Florida, Inc., PO Box 2691, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33932. Bonsai tree Audubon Bailey Tract Bird WalkThe next Sanibel-Captiva Audubon bird walk will be Saturday, January 5 at The Bailey Tract. Please make a note of the new meeting place. Take Island Inn Road across from Baileys and meet at the back entrance to the Bailey Tract. Parking is free. These bird walks are open to the public and all levels of experience. A $2.00 donation is appreciated. Call Hugh Verry at 395-3798 for details. Red-bellied woodpecker Seasonal Grouper ClosuresSeveral species of grouper will close to recreational and commercial harvest starting January 1 in Florida state waters of the Atlantic, including Monroe County. This seasonal closure includes gag, black, red, yellowmouth, yellowfin and tiger grouper; scamp; red hind; rock hind; coney; and graysby. State waters in the Atlantic are from shore to three nautical miles out. The harvest of these species of grouper in Atlantic state waters will remain closed through April 30, reopening May 1. The harvest closure was established to ensure the long-term sustainability of Atlantic grouper species. A similar closure will also take effect in federal waters of the Atlantic. Grouper information, including Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic grouper regulations, is available online. Go to MyFWC. com/Fishing and select Saltwater then Recreational Regulations and Grouper. Guided Nature WalkAguided nature walk will take place on 1/4 Mile Loop Boardwalk at Prairie Pines Preserve on Saturday, January 5 from 9 10:30 a.m. Participants can meet in the parking lot at 18400 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers. The event will allow people to explore the wonders of this 2650-acre Conservation 20/20 preserve from an ADA-compliant boardwalk. This hour-long stroll will traverse a seasonal marsh while offering information about the birds, butterflies, and plants that call it home. Restroom facilities are available and the degree of difficulty is easy. Please remember to bring items you may need during the walk (i.e., water, hat, sunscreen, binoculars, camera, closed-toed shoes or boots, etc.) For more information call 707-2206 or log on to www.conservation2020.org for more information. This event is provided in cooperation with Lee County Parks and Recreation. The tour and parking are free. Red-bellied woodpecker at Prairie Pines Preserve Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


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Plant SmartLandscape Palette: A Touch Of Blueby Gerri ReavesAdding more yellow or white flowers to your landscape is easy, for species of those hues abound. But if you want a touch of blue or lavender, the choices are fewer. Here are three low-maintenance, wildlife-friendly native species to get you started on bluing-up the yard. Talk about blueblue mistflowers (Conoclinium coelestinum) feathery flowers have been described as clear blue, powder blue, azure blue, bluish purple, reddish purple, pinkish blue and pink-purplish. They bloom throughout the year, more plentifully in summer and fall. The flower clusters contain up to 70 flowerheads, which are a nectar source for native butterflies, including the zebra longwing. Hardy and resilient, this sprawling perennial couldnt be more low maintenance. Give it a moist area in full to partial shade and allow it to reseed and spread via horizontal underground stems. The abundant flowers of a blue jacquemontia vine ( Jacquemontia pentanthos) on a trellis, pergola or fence create a stunning effect. This vine, which is also called skyblue clustervine and Key West morning glory, also makes a gorgeous dense groundcover dotted with white-throated funnel-shaped flowers that bloom throughout the year. About an inch across, they last only a day, but what loveliness they give in that short life. Planting it is an especially good idea, since its listed as endangered by the state of Florida. Besides, it is pest-free and highly salt-tolerant, needs little water, and provides nectar for butterflies. Plant it in well-drained soil and full to partial shade. Narrowleaf blue-eyed grass ( Sisyrinchium angustifolium) makes an excellent groundcover or border plant. The purplish blue six-petaled flowers with yellow centers bloom most of the year, more profusely winter through summer. A native of wet pinelands and prairies, bogs, riverbanks and hammocks, this member of the iris family prefers moist soil. However, it will survive short droughts and even tolerate nutrient-poor soil. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. Feathery blue mistflower attracts butterflies such as the zebra longwing photos by Gerri Reaves One of Floridas most beautiful native vines is the endangered blue jacquemontia Plant narrowleaf blue-eyed grass for a groundcover sprinkled with blue Coyote And Bear Tales At SCCFOn Wednesday January 9, come to SCCF and learn about two newcomer species to the islands. A coyote and a Florida black bear were documented on the island for the first time in the winter of 2011. Come and learn about the behaviors of these two new species and how to live with them. Coyotes have now moved into every county in Florida. Both human and bear populations are growing in Florida. The island black bear was recently relocated to a new territory and then needed to be relocated again. There is a family of coyotes that islanders will hear again this winter season when the snowbirds arrive and the song dogs sing in response to sirens. The program is free to children and SCCF members, $5 for adults and starts at 10 a.m. Call 472-2329 for more information. Coyote roadside 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! If Our Seafood Were Any Fresher, If Our Seafood Were Any Fresher, We Would Be Serving It Under Water! We Would Be Serving It Under Water! ISLAND SUN JANUARY 4, 201322


23 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 4, 2013 Katey Potter (15), Cee Cee Ely (13), Julianne Potter (10) and Lizzie Ely (8) of Murfreesboro, Tennessee and Rome, Georgia found alphabet cones on Captiva while staying at Captiva Shores. They said This is the way to celebrate Christmas! Shells Found Julianne, Cee Cee, Katey and Lizzie Tank Talks At SCCFOn Tuesday, November 27 at 10 a.m., join an SCCF biologist for Tank Talks in the SCCF Nature Center. The SCCF Nature Center has educational ambassadors living in tanks. There is Indie the endangered indigo snake, Jewel the diamondback terrapin, Happy the Florida snapping turtle, Salty the mangrove water snake, plus baby box turtles and critters in the touch tank. Take a guided tour to learn about these living ambassadors, many of which are SCCF research subjects. The cost of the talk is $5, with SCCF members and children free. SCCF is located at 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Call 472-2329 for more information. Jewel, the diamondback terrapin Read us online at IslandSunNews.com Kids Menu Takeout Available Reservations Accepted Full Menu online at www.windjammer-sanibel.com239-472-88182430 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel IslandAcross from Baileys PlazaLongtime Sanibel residents with 25 years restaurant experience bring a new dining concept to the island.New England Lobster HouseFlorida styleLOBSTERS LOBSTERS LOBSTERS Fresh Cold Water Lobsters direct from Boothbay Harbor, Maine Lobster, seafood and sh brought to your table fresh from Atlantic and Florida coasts Petite Portions Available Raw Bar ick Cut Steaks Chicken Pasta Light Menu (At The Raw Bar and The Timbers, that is!) 703 Tarpon Bay Rd. 239.472.HIKE Full Liquor Open 4pm Mon-Sat 11:30am Sun BEST PLACE TO WATCH THE GAME!* BEST BARTENDER!* BEST SEAFOOD!* Friday is Lobstah Night!Raw Bar Open Thursday, Friday & Saturday Oysters, Clams, Shrimp, Stone Crab Claws Happy Hour 4pm 6pm $1.00 Oysters WATCH THE TIDE ROLL BCS CHAMP GAME JAN 7th


24 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 4, 2013 An Inside Look At Wildlife Recovery submitted by Claudia BurnsThe CROW Picture Show offers an insiders look at why critters come to CROW, and features photos of the wild animals who wind up there. Last year, CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife) Southwest Floridas only wildlife hospital cared for 4,253 sick, injured and orphaned animals. Of the 200 different species, 58 percent were birds, with 36 percent mammals and six percent reptiles/ amphibians. Due to restrictions imposed by governmental agencies, CROW cannot allow visitors to view patients in person. But in this 30-minute presentation, visitors will see numerous photos of current and past patients, with commentary by Claudia Burns, a veteran clinic volunteer. The next CROW Picture Show will be held on Friday, January 11 at 11 a.m. in the CROW Healing Winds Visitor Education Center at 3883 SanibelCaptiva Road, across from The Sanibel School. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for teens, free for members and children 12 and under. The fee includes the presentation, plus the opportunity to explore the hospitals hands-on educational facility and become familiar with CROWs efforts to save wildlife through compassion, care and education. For more information, call 472-3644 ext. 228. To learn more about CROW, visit www.crowclinic.org. Baby barn owl Photos courtesy of CROW Baby bobcat sleeping Baby raccoon Baby screech owl Jack Collins of North Webster, Indiana found zig zags, olives, tulip and lightening whelk at Blind Pass while staying at Palm Lake. Jack said I like zig zags Shells Found Jack Collins Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com


25 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 4, 2013 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 Glenda and Richard Phillips, from England, found a flat scallop, junonia, queen helmet and alphabet cone at Blind Pass on Saturday, December 22. They were thrilled to have found such nice souveniers to take back home. Shells Found Glenda and Richard Phillips Email your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com We serve it fresh.... ....or we dont serve it at all!Raw Bar Open Thursday, Friday & Saturday (Happy Hour 4pm 6pm) Fish Market Open at 11am 9pm (2pm 9pm Sunday) Restaurant Open 7 Days 4:30pm 9pm 472-3128 Full Bar 703 Tarpon Bay Road Major Credit CardsGot an ITCHING for some KING CRAB LEGS SOFT SHELL CRABS* CAPTIVA CRAB CAKES STONE CRAB CLAWS* Large and JumboAvailable Fresh Only*Call 395-CRAB for AvailabilityWell quell your every desire!


26 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 4, 2013 2440 PALM RIDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 2440 PALM RIDGE 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 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 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. We cant wait to See Ya at Cips!Jean Le Boeuf food PLACEIsland RestaurantFull Bar Happy Hour 4-6 pm Kids Menu Katie Staub, 24, of Chesapeake, Virginia found a junonia while staying at Sandpiper Beach on December 28. She said, I nearly attacked my sister, Jessica, when I found it! Shell Found Katie and Jessica Staub ARTS AND CRAFTS bt btATbOtnStffbnrJanuary 5-6, 2013 Sat 10-5 Sun 10-4 ARTS CRAFTS FOOD STORES FREE ADMISSION FREE PARKING for more info 352-344-0657 or www.tnteventsinc.com


27 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 4, 2013 Input Sought On Persimmon Ridge Preserve Land Stewardship PlanPersimmon Ridge Preserve, located on the west side of Persimmon Ridge Road in Alva, has a stewardship plan the public can view and offer input. The Persimmon Ridge Preserve Land Stewardship Plan will be the topic of discussion at a 6 p.m. meeting on Tuesday, January 22 at the Riverdale Branch Library. The plan called a land stewardship plan is the product of Lee County Land Stewardship staff. The land stewardship plan will serve as a management guideline for the Preserve for the next 10 years (2013 through 2023). After public review, the plan will be presented to the Lee County Board of County Commissioners for approval. The stewardship plan is available for review until January 22 at the Riverdale Public Library, located at 2421 Buckingham Road in Fort Myers and online at www.conservation2020.org/Pages/lspreservedetails.aspx?lspreserveID=1 under Persimmon Ridge Preserve 2013 Draft Land Stewardship Plan. Lee County Department of Parks and Recreation staff invites you to review the land stewardship plan for Persimmon Ridge Preserve and attend this public meeting. The public meeting will take place at the Riverdale Branch Library. Written comments are encouraged and may be submitted online, via mail or at the meeting on January 22. All comments provided will become part of the public record. Comments may be mailed to: Annisa Karim 3410 Pam Beach Blvd. Fort Myers, FL 33916 All comments must be received by January 22. For more information, visit www.conservation2020.org/Pages/lspreservedetails. aspx?lspreserveID=1 ZAGAT ZAGAT.COM R ate d b y : Fish Tacos! Michelle Zepp and Eric Russell of Fort Myers found two alphabet cones, a bittersweet, a piece of a junonia, lions paw, a horse conch and a flat scallop on December 22 at Blind Pass, on the Captiva side. Michelle said, It was a great day shelling there. Shells Found Michelle Zepp and Eric Russell The shell finds To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com


28 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 4, 2013 Shadows & Reflections Awards Ceremony Staged At BIG ARTS BIG ARTS presents the Art Council of Southwest Florida and the Sanibel-Captiva Art Leagues Shadows & Reflections juried visual arts exhibit, open through January 12. BIG ARTS Phillips Gallery is displaying original works in a variety of media from more than 60 artists, with reflections and shadows. The judge for this exhibit is Dana Roes, professor of art at Edison State College. The shows chairs are Neil Glaser and Sherry Collier. A reception and awards ceremony was held on December 14 in Phillips Gallery. The exhibits first place winner is Carol Rosenberg for Community Series #7. Second place went to Celeste Borah for Theater in the Sky. Third place went to Weimen Mo for Metro Extension Bridge Under Construction. Merit Awards went to Mary Klunk, Deborah Butler, Michelle Buelow, Carl Schwartz and Carol McArdle. The Gerry Holman Memorial Award was given to Pat Baker. Sanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane chose Dannica Walkers Interreflection for the Mayors Choice Award. Peoples Choice Award was a tie, awarded to Jean Eaton for The Mill and Candy Scothorn for Diamonds on the Ocean. Artwork by Sanibel School students Julia Dry and Haley Keller is also displayed in the exhibit. Weiman Mo Gloria Kreckel and Bob Krepin Haley Keller Judith Anderson and Debra Butler Julia Dry Cassandra and Joel Soobitsky Neil Glaser and Carol Rosenberg The Mill, oil on Masonite, by Jean Eaton $ $ 8. 00 OFF ALL BOTTLES BOTTLES $ $ 25 AND UP 25 AND UP ALL EVENING. ALL EVENING.WINE WEDNESDAYS 00 Present this ad and be seated before 5:30 p.m. and we will deduct $2.50 OFFEvery Adult Dinner Entree At MatzalunaNot valid on Wine Wednesday or with any other coupon. Expires 01/11/13 1200 Periwinkle Way (1/2 Mile west of the Causeway)472-1998 www.matzaluna.netFresh Seafood, Veal, Chicken, Pasta and Sanibels ONLY wood red pizzaServing 7 days from 4:30-9:30HAPPY HOUR 4:30 7:00 P.M.$1 OFF WINE & COCKTAILS 50 OFF BOTTLED BEERS Island JazzIsland Jazz, the popular local group of well-seasoned jazz musicians, will present the first of this years free Sunday concerts on January 13 at 3 p.m. in the Boler Garden of BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Rd., Sanibel. Plenty of free parking is available, but bring beach chairs, as seating is limited. To hear Island Jazz at BIG ARTS throughout the season, mark your calendars for the following additional Sundays: January 20; February 3, 10, and 24; March 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31; and April 7, 21, and 28. All concerts begin at 3 p.m. in the Boler Garden. In case of rain, the action will move to the covered Gainer Verandah. Island Jazz features Harry Reiner on trumpet, Gene Federico on vocals and guitar, Tom Cooley on drums, Louis Pradt on clarinet and flute, George Williams and Babe VanDeVelde on saxophone, Bill Johns on bass, and Glenn Poling on guitar. Frequent guest players include many of the best jazz musicians in southwest Florida playing all styles of music from jazz standards and Dixieland to bop, pop and more. For more information, call Tom or Barbara Cooley at 472-8568. Tom Cooley on drums Harry Reiner playing the trumpet


29 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 4, 2013BIG ARTS Phillips Gallery hours are from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays beginning in January. Phillips Gallery Patron Sponsor FineMark National Bank & Trust. For additional information about these exhibits, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel; call 395-0900; e-mail info@BIGARTS.org; or log on to www. BIGARTS.org. Pina Olson, Sierra Begg and Ashton Begg Ed, Susan and Debbie Burd Shadow Man, acrylic by Tania Begg (model was Ashton Begg) Sherry Collier, Jean Eaton and Pat Smart Best meal on our vacation, wonderful experience. TripAdvisor member, December 21, 2012 Sanibel has a new winner of a restaurant! TripAdvisor member, December 15, 2012 ...this will easily be one of the premier restaurants on Sanibel Island... OpenTable Diner since 2006, December 14, 2012 Its Raining Cats And Dogs Exhibit BIG ARTS invites artists to submit fine art to be considered for the Its Raining Cats and Dogs juried visual arts exhibit. The exhibit will feature artworks in many types of media with felineand canine-themed art (theme is open to interpretation). Entries must be delivered Tuesday, January 15. The exhibit is open January 17 through February 28 in BIG ARTS Founders Gallery. The artists reception is Friday, January 25, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. The prospectuses, information about awards and prizes, and other detailed information about Calls to Artists are available at www.BIGARTS.org. Founders Gallery Visual Arts Patron Season Sponsor is Deborah and John La Gorce. For more information, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road; call 3950900; e-mail info@BIGARTS.org; or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. The Goldfish Bowl, acrylic, by Jane Hudson


30 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 4, 2013 Fun, Fun, Fun! Planned For Annual Benefit All are invited to BIG ARTS Annual Benefit on Monday, February 25. The beach party evening includes dinner followed by a concert with California Surf, Inc. 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. 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, Traders, and Zebra Frozen Yogurt. Tickets start at $125. The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with fun fare in BIG ARTS Boler Garden. Grand Benefactor Sponsor is John M. and Mary Jo Boler. Grand Patron Sponsors are Deborah and John La Gorce, Patricia and Davis Thurber, Tween Waters Inn, Congress Jewelers, and The L.A.T. Foundation. Patron Sponsor is Chicos FAS, Inc. and Sponsor is Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. Call Kara Minoui at 4729700 for information about sponsoring this event. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.BIGARTS.org, stop by BIG ARTS Center at 900 Dunlop Road, or call Marks Box Office at 395-0900. California Surf, Inc. in concert Wally Puzio and Chef Mike Patnode Corner of Periwinkle & Tarpon Bay Road in the Baileys Plaza GEORGE & WENDYS SEAFOOD GRILLE Lunch, Dinner & Late Night Menu Only All Day Happy Hour on the Island Outdoor Seating (239) 395-1263 for reservations or take-out u u g g George & Wendys Seafood GrilleLUNCH EXPRESSUnder $10 w/Beverage 11am-3pm daily Through Jan 31w/coupon Thursday, Jan 3rdAnthony Wayne Friday, Jan 4thChris Workman Tuesday, Jan 8thChris Coile Thursday, Jan 10thRobby HuttoLIVE ENTERTAINMENT All NFL & College Football GamesFood & Drink Specials Sunday Brunch 9am-1pm Every WednesdayKaraoke Visual Arts Exhibit Opens January 17 In Phillips GalleryBIG 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 Tuesday, January 15. This exhibit is open January 17 through February 28 in BIG ARTS Phillips Gallery. The Juror is Ron Bishop, who is the director of the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at Edison State College. He will present a talk at 2:30 p.m. on January 15. The awards presentation and artists reception is Friday, January 25, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Awards will be given for First Place ($500), Second Place ($250), Third Place ($125), two Merit Awards ($50 each) and four Honorable Mentions. Phillips Gallery Patron Sponsor is FineMark National Bank & Trust. For additional information, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel; call 395-0900; e-mail info@BIGARTS.org; or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. Grand Entrance acrylic, by Charles L. Lister Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


31 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 4, 2013 Laugh A Lot At SpamalotThou needst not adhere to the cult of Monty Python to get a kick out of Spamalot, the Arthurian musical spoof currently running amok at BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater through February 16. Lovingly ripped off from the cinematic cult classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot winner of three 2005 Tony Awards, including Best Musical follows the exploits of King Arthur and his knights as they encounter killer rabbits, flatulent Frenchmen and a legless knight. Like all good Monty Python comedy, it combines the anarchy of the Marx Brothers with a British spirit of absurdity and a straight-faced irreverence toward all that is sacred. This production was directed and choreographed by Amy Marie McCleary, and stars Jason Loete, John Ramsey, Matthew Alan Schmidt and Elizabeth Urbancyk. Local favorites Robby May, Miguel Cintron and Trey Compton also return to the Herb Strauss Theater to keep the laughs rolling in this shameless parade of puns and slapstick. Spamalots book and lyrics were created by Eric Idle, a member of the original Monty Python team, in collaboration with John Du Prez. The Sunday Times says Spamalot raises silliness to an art form, and The New Yorker hails it as a no-holds-barred smash hit. Performances of Monty Pythons Spamalot are at 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, January 11 to February 16, and matines at 2 p.m. on January 23 and February 6. An opening night reception will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, January 11. Tickets are $42 for adults, with children 17 and under $20. Monty Pythons Spamalot is supported by Herb Strauss Theater Season Sponsor The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company and Show Sponsors Tween Waters Inn and The Jacaranda. The only professional theater on Sanibel, Herb Strauss Theater is located at 2200 Periwinkle Way. Groups of 10 or more are now eligible to take advantage of Herb Strauss Theaters group discount rates for all shows, prices range from $25 to $36 per ticket. Groups of 50 or more receive a greater discounted ticket price. Call the theater box office at 472-6862 for group discount rates for each show. Herb Strauss Theaters season continues with The Marvelous Wonderettes (February 22 to March 23), Charles Lindbergh: The Lone Eagle (February 24 to March 10) and Fully Committed (March 29 to April 27). To purchase tickets and learn more about upcoming shows at BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater, call the theater box office at 472-6862 or BIG ARTS Mark Box Office at 395-0900; e-mail info@BIGARTS.org; or log on to www. BIGARTS.org. W HETHER YOU LOOK WEST OR LOOK DOWN, THE VIEW IS EQUALLY SPECTACULAR. N OT ONLY DO WE MAKE EVERY NIGHT SPECIAL, WE MAKE SPECIALS EVERY NIGHT. The Crows Nest is one special place, every night of the week. Tuesday Special: Prime Rib, $29.95 (for two!). Wednesday Special: Surf & Turf, $29.95. Friday Special: Fish Fry, $17.95. Sunday Special: Barbeque, $17.95. January 4-5: The Modulators January 7: Captiva Crab Races January 8-12: The Modulators Just up the road awaits a true, must-do destination: the Old Captiva House, where Americas most romantic sunset meets Captivas top-rated dining in a charming, historic, Gulf-front location complete with live piano. Come, feast your eyes and your appetite. Reservations 239.472.5161 X421 | Public Welcome SHOULDNT EVERY DAY BE THIS GOOD?15951 CAPTIVA DRIVE 239.472.5161 TWEEN-WATERS.COM Monday Night MovieThe Wayby Di SaggauThe BIG ARTS Monday Night Movie for January 7 is The Way, a critically acclaimed film based on a sacred pilgrimage in Spain along the El Camino de Santiago, or The Way of Saint James. The inspiring family drama was written and directed by Emilio Estevez and stars his father, Martin Sheen. The film is inspired by a trip the Sheen patriarch took with Emilios son, Taylor. Its the story of a father whose life is jolted by the death of a wayward son (played by Emilio in a cameo part).Tom, played by Sheen, travels to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, France, to retreive the remains of his son who died while hiking in a storm in the Pyrenees. He is a recently widowed opthalmologist whose life has been hemmed in by convention. He ends up on a very different sort of journey, walking the 500-mile pilgrimage. Along the way, Tom discovers that a son who seemed to be wasting his life may have been living a grand one after all. In the movie, when Tom is handed continued on page 35


Do You Know These People?The folks in the photos are Sanibel Community Band members. All were active in musical groups during their school years, before real life descended upon them with jobs, families and a raft of responsibilities that relegated their instruments to basements or e-bay. Trombonist Harold* played in jazz and dance bands to help pay his college tuition. After graduating, he supported himself and his growing family with a demanding job in business, so his trombone migrated to the attic and went unplayed for 37 years. When Harold retired, moved to Southwest Florida, and stumbled upon the Community Band on Sanibel, his ax finally came out of the moth balls. Clarinet player Joan* performed with her college orchestra while she was earning a degree in music. She got a job with a professional orchestra, but put her clarinet away because she was managing the group, not playing in it. 28 years later, she started working in Fort Myers and found her way to the Sanibel Community Band. Barry* was a fine tuba player who won a place in the Army Band, but had to put his instrument aside after leaving the military and taking a job in radio management. He rediscovered the joys of performing music after 42 years by signing up with the Community Band. If you ever played a musical instrument, at any time in your life, you are welcome to indulge once again in the joys of making music. Right now, we especially need clarinet and French horn players, but, regardless of what instrument you play, check out the Sanibel Community Band youll find that most of the music we play is pleasant and easy, with only one or two more challenging pieces. Most important of all, youll recapture the tremendous satisfaction folks get out of reconnecting with music. For more information, contact Band Director Don Knowland at 415-9092, 246-4158 or doninfortmyers@gmail.com. Names changed to protect the elderly 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 Public Invited To Young Artists Awards AuditionsThe Young Artists Awards auditions are free and open for the public. Hundreds of students will be performing for panels of adjudicators from throughout the nation during three full days at the Alliance for the Arts. All students must be pre-registered for the auditions, but the public is invited to stop by and take in the talents of young people in the community. The schedule is: Saturday, January 19 Classical Voice students ages 13 to 21 audition on the Foulds Theatre stage. Contemporary Voice (including musical theater) students ages 13 to 21 audition in the main classroom. Sunday, January 20 Instrumental Music students ages 13 to 21 audition on the Foulds Theatre stage. Drama students ages 13 to 21 audition in the main classroom. Saturday, January 26 Dance students ages eight to 21 audition on the Foulds Theater stage. Contemporary Voice (including musical theater) students ages eight to 12 audition in the main classroom. For more information about the program, visit www.youngartistsawards.org. For exact performance times email info@ youngartistsawards.org or call 574-9321. Like the Young Artists Awards Facebook page for additional updates. Young Artists Awards is the areas performing arts audition, performance, education and scholarship program for students from throughout Southwest Florida, now in its 10th year of programming. Participating students will receive scoring sheets and written comments from all members of their judging panel, 35 scholarships will be awarded. Twenty-two finalists will perform individually at the 10th anniversary gala at the Broadway Palm Theatre on March 11, and 11 runners-up will perform in a coached group number. All participating students will also be given the opportunity to perform at various community events. As a not for profit organization, the Young Artists Awards collaborates with other area organizations to provide additional information to student participants in the performing arts. The Alliance for the Arts is at 10091 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. Drama audition Music audition To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 4, 201332


33 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 4, 2013 MUSIC LESSONSJennifer ValiquettePrivate Instruction on Piano, Saxophone, & Flute Sanibel and Fort MyersPhone: 239-989-7799 Web: wwww.sanibelschoolofmusic.weebly.com 2012-2013 Season OPERA CLASSICAL LECTURES DANCE POP & JAZZ LIVE THEATER VISUAL ARTS BALLET DANCE FILM BIG ARTS SCHEIN PERFORMANCE HALL JANUARY 4 13 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 SA 12 Jazz Concert: Tom Rush .................................................. 8 PM SU 13 Island Jazz in Boler Garden ............................................ 3 PM The FORUM Lecture: Richard Norton Smith ......... 7:30 PM SUNDAY, JANUARY 6 3:30 PM $32; CHILD 17 & UNDER FREECLASSICAL CONCERTARS NOVA STRING TRIOGrand Patron Series Sponsors Deborah & John La Gorce SATURDAY, JANUARY 12 8 PM $37 LOGE: $42 CHILD 17 & UNDER: $15CONCERTTOM RUSH Sponsor David BazemorePROGRAM BEETHOVEN: STRING TRIO IN D MAJOR, OP. 9, NO. 2 JEAN FRANAIX: STRING TRIO IN C MAJORMARK OCONNOR: Appalachia Waltz ERN DOHNNYI: SERENADE FOR STRING TRIO IN C MAJOR, OP. 10 BIG ARTS Opera In Cinema Season Continues With NormaBIG ARTS continues its 2012-2013 Opera & Ballet in Cinema season on Thursday, January 10 with the opera Norma and continues with the opera Carmen (February 27), and ballets Don Quixote (March 27), and The Rite of Spring (April 11). All screenings are 7:00 p.m. at BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall; General Admission is $20. 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. BIG ARTS brings live and pre-recorded performances directly from the worlds most distinguished theaters 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 arts programming. Emerging Pictures Series Sponsors are FineMark National Bank & Trust and The Sanctuary Golf Club. Tickets may be purchased online at www.BIGARTS.org, by calling Marks Box Office at 395-0900 or visiting BIG ARTS Center at 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. Attention Cooks, Were Looking For RecipesDo you have a favorite dish you would like to share with your fellow islanders? We are looking for recipes for a special Sanibel Community House Cookbook to be published next season as a benefit for the House. The book will be available at the Community House and at other locations around the Island. Send in your recipes by January 31. Recipes should be typed or clearly printed on a recipe collection sheet available at the Community House or at: www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net. Maximum of three entries per person, please. Chiara Taigi as Norma


34 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 4, 2013 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 & Lunch Fitness Beyond 50 Author Harry H. Gaines To SpeakFitness Beyond 50: Turn Back the Clock by Harry H. Gaines was published in February 2012. Geared toward those over the age of 50, its unique in its focus on knowledge and inspiration, the why of getting fit and eating healthy, versus the how approach of other fitness books. Its written in a conversational style and includes over 125 real-life stories of what individuals have done to improve their fitness and healthy eating. Now that his book is published and doing well, Gaines plans to continue to inspire people to improve their health. He has talks scheduled at Florida Gulf Coast University, Hodges University, Rapallo, Quail Creek, The Brooks, Bonita Bay, Lely, Wildcat Run and The Community House on Sanibel. On Wednesday, January 30, Gaines will be speaking at The Community House beginning at 3 p.m. The lecture is free to SCA members and $2 for nonmembers. Pre-registration is required. Call The Community house at 472-2155 to register. Autographed copies of Fitness Beyond 50 will also be available for $15 each (payable by cash or check). Gaines will cover a variety of topics: Motivation, Exercise and the Brain, the How and Why of Aerobics, Strength Training Retaining Mobility and Stability, Overcoming Limitations and Healthy Eating. He will discuss reasons why exercise is critical to leading a long, active and healthy life, including the impact exercise has on our mental capabilities. Hell also discuss the steps we can take to develop motivation to get going and keep going with a program. His delivery is in an interactive, Socratic style, involving the audience. Fitness Beyond 50 has been featured on The Doctors, an international CBS TV show, CBS Sunday Morning in San Francisco, and will be featured on a nationally syndicated Comcast show, Seeking Solutions With Suzanne, in early 2013. A retired publishing executive whos spent most of his adult life working to stay fit and eat healthy, his athletic activities have included running, swimming, tennis, golf, strength training and cycling. Today, in his early 70s, Gaines is an active cyclist, logging 5,000 miles per year, plus active in strength training and golf. For more information on this event or to be a SCA sponsor, visit www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net or call 472-2155. Portraits In Printby Jane Vos Hogg Bye-Bye BicycleIf bikes could get Medicare, mine would be eligible in a year. But there was a problem, not hers really, but mine. It was difficult for me to mount her any more. What I needed was something special; its called a low step through. Id searched Sanibel and there werent any. Fort Myers would seem to be the logical hunting ground. So one bright and sunny morning, I set off. Just over the causeway, in the shopping center near Publix, was the newly opened Bike Bistro. Surprisingly, the man there seemed to know just what I was looking for:: a single speed, foot braker with a really low cut through. And, to prove such a thing did exist, he pulled up the picture on his computer. My Do you have one here in the showroom? was met with a Not exactly, but one is coming in today or tomorrow. Lady Luck had her eye on me, because minutes later, a UPS man came in with a delivery a single box containing one bike. Shop owner Steve Martin opened the box, looked inside and said There she is, Sun Streamway. Unassembled, and so in my mind unborn, I decided rather than hang around her birthing center, Id spend the next few hours occupied elsewhere, promising to return once labor was over and the bike was born. At Target, Walmart, and Sears, low step through bikes just werent happening. Three bicycle-only establishments werent much more helpful. The best they could offer was what I was looking for, but not in stock, maybe available in a week. My bike hunt was running down. All overseas errands had been completed. Late lunch was fully digested and wanting a cup of coffee to top it off, which made it the perfect time to return to Bike Bistro. (Did I mention that this isnt a runof-the-mill bike store, its a coffee bar too.) Best of all, guess who stood waiting at the front door as I came in (it was love at first sight)...my brand new bike. So byebye bike became buy-buy bike and we headed back home to Sanibel together. Top Ten Books On The Island1. Sanibel Flats, by Randy Wayne White 2. Three Sunrises, by Kristin Hartman 3. Paris Wife, by Paula McLain 4. Proof of Heaven, by Eben Alexander MD 5. Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn 6. Life of Pi, by Yann Martel 7. Time Keeper, by Mitch Albom 8. Living Sanibel, by Charles Sobczak 9. The Sanibel Sunset Detective, by Ron Base 10. A Bubble Moment, by Katie GardeniaCourtesy of Sanibel Island Bookshop. ice cream chick wings hot dogs burgers freshcut fries shakes ice cream chick wings hot dogs burgers freshcut res shakes ice cream chick wings hot dogs burgers freshcut fries shakes ice cream chick wings hot dogs Shakes 1528 PERIWINKLE WAY, SANIBEL 472-8686OPEN 11 AM 9 PMChar-grilled Natural Casing Hot Dogs Fresh Cut Fries Juicy Hand Patted Burgers Thick MilkshakesPIZZA IS HERE!The original one & only established in 1998 Read us online at IslandSunNews.com To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


35 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 4, 2013 1551 Periwinkle Way I 472-7242 Lunch 113 I Happy Hour 36 I Dinner 59:30Dinner reservations suggested DINING SHOPPING COCKTAILS AWARD-WINNING BISTRO CUISINE JEWELRY, CLOTHING, BOOKS & GIFTS FINE WINES, BEERS & HAPPY HOUR MENU Live! Danny Morgan & Friends! TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS 8PM UNTIL... 1551 Periwinkle Way 472-7242 Lunch 11-3 Happy Hour 3-6 Dinner 5-9 Chris Workman Every Wed. 7-10pm Danny Morgan & Friends Tues. & Thurs. 7-10pm Live Music BIG ARTS Presents HammerstepBIG ARTS presents several dance performances this season, including Irish step and hip hop dance group Hammerstep on Saturday, January 19, and Koresh Dance Companys Twenty Years on Saturday, February 9. Created and directed by two-time World Champion Irish step dancer Garrett Coleman and former lead of Riverdance Jason Oremus, Hammerstep made its official U.S. preview in May 2011 with two performances at the Lincoln Center Atrium alongside Grammy Award Nominee Dave Eggar. More recently, the company performed at the prestigious Palace Theatre on Londons West End. Oremus and Coleman, with their group of tap and hip hop dancers, are attempting to break the preconceptions of Irish dance by fusing it with other dance forms, popular culture and comedy. This groundbreaking show integrates traditional Irish step, tap and hip hop dance forms and presents them through cutting-edge choreography, lights and sound in a way that reinvents the typical dance-show experience. Hammerstep helped organize an Irish dance flash mob with the cast of Riverdance for St. Patricks Day 2011 in Sydney, Australia, where 150 dancers staged an outbreak of Irish dance. The event went viral, and gained more than two million hits on YouTube within a year. General seating is $42, Loge seating is $47 and Student tickets are $15. Koresh Dance Companys performance is 7:30 p.m. Saturday, February 9, at BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall. Hammerstep performance Benefactor Sponsor is The Ferguson Foundation and Supporter is Traders Caf. BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall is located at 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. For more information, visit www.BIGARTS.org. To purchase tickets, stop by BIG ARTS, or call Marks Box Office at 395-0900. Hammerstep performing at Trafalgar Square in London, March 2012 Garrett Coleman and Jason Oremus of HammerstepFrom page 31The Wayhis sons guidebook and backpack, he is so overcome by loss and a desire to understand his son that he sets out alone on the religious journey, which pilgrims have traversed for more than 1,000 years. A crabby, impatient man, Tom meets and crankily befriends three fellow travelers, including a Dutchman with a big appetite for life; a wounded chain-smoking woman from Canada; and an Irish man with a ferocious case of writers block. Each member of this strange tribe finds something he or she needs along the way. Tom discovers the difference between the life we live and the life we choose. I think the movie reminds us that we each have to embrace our brokenness, Sheen said. We live at a time when we are supposedly supremely connected by technology, but I dont see it. This is a film about very different people walking together who find a way to connect with each other. Different people will find a different message as the film goes on, just as each of the four pilgrims do. Estevez did a good job of keeping this film universal. The story is original and will move you to want to keep following their journey. The scenery is wonderful to view and adds to the mood. After the movie you are invited to a wine and cheese reception and a discussion of the film in Phillips Gallery. BIG ARTS Film Societys Monday Night Film Series presents a mixture of critically acclaimed independent and foreign films and documentaries. After each movie, a group of film buffs leads discussions on Gainer Veranda, complemented by refreshments. Films are $8 and begin at 7 p.m. in Schein Performance Hall, located at 900 Dunlop Road. Films are shown in high-definition on a large screen with surround sound. Assistive listening devices are available. Sponsors are Bank of the Islands and Stan and Visnja Gembicki. Sup-porters are Sanibel Taxi and Jerrys Foods of Sanibel. For tickets, stop by BIG ARTS, call 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org, or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. Martin Sheen stars in The Way


36 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 4, 2013 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 01-11-13COME 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 Invitations Mailed For Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture submitted by Kharli RosePoet enthusiasts and fans of Mary Oliver can hear her words come to life when she delivers a poetry reading in February on Sanibel Island. After a cancellation last year for her serious illness, Oliver has recovered and will be the honorary speaker during the Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture on Friday, February 8 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Michael & All Angels Church. The annual event is hosted by the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education at Florida Gulf Coast University and aims to unite the public with literary scholars and other intellectuals of national and international appeal to discuss issues of sustainability, ethics, democracy and literature. Oliver was chosen for her attraction to the elements of nature and for her ability to inspire a similar interest in others to their surroundings. The lecture is free and open to the public, but seats will be reserved for contributors to the 9th annual Fundraising Celebration, which takes place on Saturday, February 9 from 5 to 8 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 were mailed on January 2 to Center members. If you would like an invitation or would like to be added to the Centers mailing list, contact the Center via email at cese@fgcu.edu or by calling 590-7166. Lecture invitations were sent to members on January 2 Shell Point Class On CoolidgeThe Academy at Shell Point invites Southwest Florida residents to attend an informative presentation by David Serra on our 30th President of the United States, Calvin Coolidge. This is a free presentation, however, space is limited, so reservations are required. This event will take place on Thursday, January 10, at 2:00 p.m. in the Grand Cypress Room of The Woodlands at Shell Point Retirement Community. David Serra is the Executive Director of the Coolidge Foundation located in Plymouth Notch, Vermont. During this presentation, Serra will offer some visual imagery of Coolidges homeplace and the environment that shaped his life and public service, including his presidency. Serra will also discuss Coolidges philosophy as President, as well as presidential history in general. Historically misunderstood, Calvin Coolidges policies brought the United States great prosperity after World War I. Join us for a bit of a civics lesson that illuminates the man who said, We review the past not in order that we may return to it, but that we may find in what direction, straight and clear, it points into the future. We are looking forward to reviewing the life of Calvin Coolidge, as well as our countrys presidential history, with such a distinguished guest lecturer, said Teri Kollath, Manager of Academy and Volunteer Services. For reservations or for more information, call 489-8472. The Academy of Life Long Learning at Shell Point is an educational initiative for the residents of the retirement community. The Academy provides anywhere from 70 to 90 classes each semester that encompass a well-rounded curriculum of educational opportunities for senior adults. The Academy of Life Long Learning at Shell Point was named as one of 2008s most innovative active aging programs by the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA), an association that supports professionals who develop wellness/fitness facilities and services for age 50-plus adults. To learn more about Shell Point Retirement Community, visit www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131. Poets Corner selected by Tanya HochschildGods And New Moneyby James BrockEven the European Starling that home wrecking exotic, that stowaway, that speculative developer plotting hostile take-overs of cavities of law abiding Red-Bellies and Downies the Starling has its money, has its God. This morning, a female sings, chirring and kykking, cashing and changing. Name me a God who then wouldnt become supple and generous to such song, who wouldnt endow her with silver and stars and a mean beak. James Brock is the author of four books of poetry. For his poetry, he has won numerous fellowships. He currently is a professor of English at Florida Gulf Coast University. 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. Amy Bennett Williams To Speak At ARTSalonBIG ARTS will host an ARTSalon 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 17, with Amy Bennett Williams, editor of the The Fort Myers NewsPress Tropicalia magazine and a weekly contributer to southwest Floridas NPR affiliate, WGCU. She is also the recently published author of Along the Caloosahatchee River. Her ARTSalon topic is called Senses Working Overtime: Using Your Most Elemental Physical Tools to Create Prose. ARTSalon is an opportunity to talk with professionals in artistic fields to better understand their creative process. Tickets are $5. The next ARTSalon is with visual artist Marcus Jansen, who will discuss his urban, socio-political paintings at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 15. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.BIGARTS.org, stop by BIG ARTS Center at 900 Dunlop Road, or call Marks Box Office at 395-0900. Amy Bennett Williams Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


37 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 4, 2013 America Divided: The Polarized Presidency The FORUM at BIG ARTS Distinguished Scholars Lecture Series welcomes Richard Norton Smith, Sunday, January 13, to Schein Performance Hall, located at 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. Smith is a presidential historian and former head of six presidential libraries. He has published numerous books, including An Uncommon Man: The Triumph of Herbert Hoover (1984), The Harvard Century: The Making of a University to a Nation (1986) and Patriarch: George Washington and the New American Nation (1993). His book, Thomas E. Dewey and His Times was a finalist for the 1983 Pulitzer Prize. Between 1987 and 2003, Smith served as director of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum in West Branch, Iowa; the Dwight D. Eisenhower Center in Abilene, Kansas.; the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and the Reagan Center for Public Affairs in Simi Valley, California.; the Gerald R. Ford Museum and Library in Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor, Michigan., respectively; and Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. He is a nationally recognized expert on the American presidency and appears regularly on C-SPAN and The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer as part of the roundtable of historians. Smith is currently Scholarin-Residence of History and Public Policy at George Mason University. All speakers in The FORUM program are sold out, though interested patrons can come the night of the lecture to see if tickets are turned back in. Although BIG ARTS cannot guarantee ticket availability, historically tickets have become available the night of a lecture. The FORUM lectures begin at 7:30 p.m. The FORUM Grand Patron Series Sponsors are Northern Trust and Sue and Tom Pick. For more information, visit www. BIGARTS.org. To purchase tickets, stop by BIG ARTS or call Marks Box Office at 395-0900. Library Presents Civil War ProgramJoin the Sanibel Public Library to continue the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. On Thursday, January 17 at 2 p.m., Duane Shaffer of the library staff will present a multimedia program on the Battle of Chancellorsville. Another On to Richmond campaign meets bitter defeat in May 1863, but not without great cost to the South. Shaffer discusses the strategy and tactics of Robert E. Lees most brilliant victory. There is no charge for this program and it is open to all. Richard Norton Smith 2012 Taste of the Islands- BEST TAKE-OUT I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST...I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST...I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... 362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-6566www.beachfoodies.com Open Daily 8am 9pmAre YOU a Beach Foodie? 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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.


38 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 4, 2013 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 $13.99Crown Royal 750 ml. Reg. $27.99 SALE $24.99 Tanqueray Gin 750 ml. $20.99 Johnnie Walker Red Label Scotch 750 ml. $20.99SANIBEL ISLAND WINES Cabernet & Chardonnay $12.99 750 ml.THEYour One-Stop for WINE SPIRITS LIQUEURS CIGARS GIFT ITEMS YourOne-Stopfor GROG SHOP Walk-in HumidorGreat Selection of Cigars and Accessories Bon Jovi Tribute Band Coming To Sidney And Berne Davis Art CenterThe Bon Jovi Tribute group Keep The Faith is coming to the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center as part of the Rock The River series on Saturday, January 12 at 7 p.m. A national caliber Bon Jovi tribute group in our own backyard, Keep The Faith keeps it real. The look. The sound. The energy. Its like a full-blown Bon Jovi concert and its no wonder that the audience responds as if they were watching Bon Jovi themselves. Keep The Faith takes you on a musical journey spanning three decades of rock musics most memorable sing-along anthems: Livin On A Prayer, Bad Medicine, You Give Love A Bad Name and Bed Of Roses are just a few of the chart-topping hit songs youll hear in this unrivaled tribute show. And with five of Southwest Floridas most sought-after musicians, its no wonder that the audience is always left wanting more. Band members are Polo Staber, David Bell, Rick Morrow, Jim Miller and Gregory Sallen. Staber is the proud son of acclaimed bluegrass artist Dick Staber. Immersing himself in music instinctively by age 8, Staber had a successful European tour under his belt by age 16. Moving to Naples from upstate New York in 1994, he quickly developed a reputation as one of the most dedicated and respected musicians in the area. His band Rainmaker enjoyed an enormous regional following, packing virtually every place they played. Staber delivers a world-class voice and charismatic stage presence to each and every live performance. Bell has been a guitar-slinging favorite of the Baltimore/Washington music scene since the 1980s. Listed among his numerous recording credits is the single Raised On The Radio, which was featured in the Fast Times at Ridgemont High soundtrack. He proudly shared the stage with many of the most popular rock acts of the era, including Foreigner, Billy Idol and Grand Funk Railroad. Bell temporarily resided in Naples in 2000, and in 2011, decided to call Southwest Florida home. Morrow is a Kansas City native and comes from a family of four drummers. Morrows versatile rock/fusion drumming made him a rising star in the Midwest club circuit and studio scene. He has shared the national spotlight with artists such as Ted Nugent, Sammy Hagar and the New York Jazz Quintet. Morrow moved to Southwest Florida in 2004 and quickly established himself as the go-to rock drummer in the region. Miller began playing bass after his family moved from Columbus, Ohio to rural Oklahoma in 1981. After appearing in Guitar Player magazines Spotlight column, Millers band was signed by Van Halen manager Marshall Berle, and the bands first album was produced by Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen. In addition to his bass playing prowess, Miller is also a published author. He has proudly called Naples home since 2003. Sallen is a keyboard wizard with the gift of perfect pitch. Introduced to the piano at age 4, the Detroit native immediately began a regimen of intense classical music training and was routinely performing Bach toccatas by age 10. His passion for rock music led him to stage-sharing performances with The Black Crowes and Eddie Money, and headlining tours with Southwest Floridas very own Geek Skwad. A musicians musician who is proficient in 12 other instruments, including bass, brass, and strings, Sallen has lived in Southwest Florida since 2002. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 on the day of the show. The Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First Street in the downtown Fort Myers River District. V isit www.sbdac.com or call 333-1933 for tickets or more information. Keep The Faith Stories For Grownups At The Sanibel LibraryThe once-a-month special event, Stories For Grownups, is set for the First Friday of each month through Season, starting Januaury 4. Stories for Grownups are at 2 p.m. in the Sanibel Public Library. This month, the featured storyteller is Dr. Sidney B. Simon, professor emeritus of the University of Massachusetts, and an internationally known authority in psychological education. Author of 15 books in the areas of Values Clarification, Getting Unstuck and Forgiveness, Simon is also the author of two childrens books, written for his own kids when they were little. W.W. Norton published them in the late 60s. Simon has also appeared on various talk show programs, including Oprah and The Donahue Show. He tells stories that are witty and wise, but he also has the knack for drawing stories from people in the audience. Thats half the fun, and half the program. He invited all to come and just listen, or come with a story they might get a chance to tell. Some months, its standing room only. Call the library if you have any questions. 4722483. Storyteller, professor and author Sid Simon


39 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 4, 2013 Monday Night MovieThe Happy Poetby Lorraine Walker-WilliamsThe Happy Poet, an indie comedy released in 2010, was written and directed by Paul Gordon, who also plays Bill, the star of the movie. The movie will be shown Monday, January 14 at BIG ARTS. Shot on location in Austin, Texas the main character, Bill, is an out-of-work poet who invests his last few dollars in an all-organic, veggie friendly food stand. With little experience, he follows his passion and faces the challenges of running a business. Bill has help from his friends and learns more about life than the ins and outs of natural food sales and delivery. By trying to give meaning to his life, Bill is not always a Happy Poet, although the point is made that you dont always have to be writing to still be a poet. According to the New York Times, The Happy Poet is told with enough discipline and invention to make a significant portion of the film funny. This contemporary comedy, 85 minutes in length, is a gentle reminder that despite lifes challenges, good things happen to good people. Paul Gordon will answer questions and lead the discussion after the movie. BIG ARTS Film Societys Monday Night Film Series presents a mixture of critically-acclaimed independent and foreign films and documentaries. After each movie, a group of film buffs leads discussions on Gainer Veranda, complemented by refreshments. Films are $8 and begin at 7 p.m. in Schein Performance Hall, located at 900 Dunlop Road. Films are shown in high-definition on a large screen with surround sound. Assistive listening devices are available. Sponsors are Bank of the Islands and Stan and Visnja Gembicki. Supporters are Sanibel Taxi and Jerrys Foods of Sanibel. For tickets, stop by BIG ARTS, call 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. Bill (Paul Gordon) shopping at the grocery store in The Happy Poet 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: 395-2299or emailpress@islandsunnews.com


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FREETake Me Home NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands BUSINESS REAL ESTATE CLASSIFIEDS VOL. 20, NO. 28 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA JANUARY 4, 2013 B BSECTIONNew Year, New Places To See The Sanctuary Community Golf ChallengeThe Sanctuary Golf Club, as title sponsor, is hosting the 11th annual Sanctuary Community Golf Challenge on Saturday, January 26. This event has raised more than $700,000 in the past decade for the Charitable Foundation of the Islands and its predecessors solely from the support of Sanibel and Captiva residents. The Sanctuary Community Golf Challenge begins at 10:30 a.m. with a brunch followed by a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start. Afterwards, golfers meet at the clubhouse for drinks and hors doeuvres, an awards presentation and the Helicopter Drop and Helicopter Tour. There are numerous sponsorship opportunities ranging from the $5,000 Diamond Partnership, which includes additional rounds of golf, lunch and dinner at The Sanctuary Golf Club, to a $150 Hole Partnership. All proceeds go directly to the Charitable Foundation of the Islands, which in turn distributes the funds to assist island nonprofit organizations and individual island residents, and workers who have experienced hardships such as medical and financial emergencies. The Sanctuary Golf Club members have warmly embraced this event with their exceptional generosity and commitment to this fundraiser. The Sanctuary Community Golf Challenge allows opportunities for our community to pay it forward and say thank you, said Ken Kouril, general manager of The Sanctuary Golf Club. For more information about The Sanctuary Community Golf Challenge, contact Drew Donnelly at 472-6223 or ddonnelly@sanctuarygc.net. During a recent visit to the USS Mohawk, Lee Countys newest diving destination, a diver spotted a green sea turtle among the abundant marine life swimming in and around the former Coast Guard vessel. Sunk in 90 feet of water, approximately 30 miles off the coast of Sanibel this past July, the ships diving coordinates are N26 33.075, W82 43.481. photo courtesy of Scubavice Diving Center in Fort Myers The Sanctuary golf course


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Enjoy glowing sunsets, walks on the beach or a dip in the pool just steps from your home. Dont miss out on this opportunity! Offered for $784,500 Contact Kelly Palmer Clark 239/634-7629SUNDIAL LOCATION-LOCATIONYoull love this large,gorgeous direct Gulf access Sanibel home across from San Carlos Bay. Over 2500 square feet of living space. 2 BR,2 1/2 bath;(with bonus space you must see). MidIsland deep water canal only 1000 ft. to San Carlos Bay. This home boasts a beautiful kitchen with custom wood cabinetry, wet bar, plus a wood burning fireplace in the great room with soaring cathedral ceiling and wonderful wood floors. Very private pool area, with nicely maintained lush landscaping that leads you to your private dock. Multiple porches, great views from every room including views of THE BAY from LR and front porch. A TRUE must see, soon, it wont last. True Sanibel Living. Offered for $975,000. Contact Nancy Finch 239/822-7825ENJOY THE LIFESTYLE WITHOUT THE HIGH ASSOCIATION FEESQuiet South Ft. Myers neighborhood near Cypress Lake Country Club. Close to everything. This home features marble flooring, wood burning fireplace, 3 car garage with tile flooring,central vac, beautiful pool large kitchen with granite. Formal and informal dining rooms,and a laundry room and a wonderful entertainment area in great room with surround sound. Large master suite features a huge walk-in closet and built-ins, and jacuzzi tub. Separate wing for your guests, nanny or mother-in-law. This beautiful home is offered for $549,500. Contact Connie Walters Ms Lister 239/841-4540 GULF HARBOUR RIVER VIEW CONDOThis is the floor plan you were looking for! Superb floorplan seldom available. The views from this home are uninterrupted and your 31x15 lanai is completely private. Professionally decorated by Robb and Stuckey. 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Offered for $425,000. Contact Marianne Stewart 239/560-6420.NEAR BEACH HOME IN EAST ROCKSEnjoy lake views from this beautifully updated 3 bedrooms, 2 bathroom home with a completely renovated kitchen. All new flooring, paint, lighting and numerous other additions create a bright and inviting atmosphere. The large back deck leads to a beautiful pool and patio area, perfect for entertaining. The lower level also includes a 2 car garage, workshop, a poolside bar and plenty of storage. The expert landscaping adds to the great curb appeal. A very short stroll leads to Beach Access #2 and the wonderful Gulf of Mexico. Offered for $625,900. Contact Bob Berning at 239/ 699-9597 or Ken Colter 239/851-1357ISLAND BEACH CLUBArrive at your top floor condominium and get ready to relax. Nicely appointed 2 bedroom, 2 full bath has a courtyard view from screened lanai, dining, living and kitchen. Spacious bedrooms each with full private baths set back from the living areas. 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Large property allows you to enjoy tremendous privacy. Offered for $3,250,000. Contact Nancy Finch 239/822-7825.JONATHAN HARBOUR BUILDING SITECleared filled and ready to go. Large waterfront lot with dock in place in private gated community. House plans included. Offered for $550,000. Contact Ralph or Cathy Galietti 239/828-5897.CAPTIVA BEAUTYAn individual house that is more than just a location, it offers property features that speak to the individual lifestyle. Six balconies, views of the Bay, heated pool with a fiber optic lighting system, travertine stone deck, new outdoor kitchen with the backdrop of a tiered fountain. A four-vehicle garage, manicured landscaping with lighting. Must see to truly appreciate distinctive features together with wood floors in each bedroom, including a Mother-in-law quarters with private entrance. 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4B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 4, 2013 Troupers Holiday Party Educates, Celebratesby Jeff LysiakThe holidays are a time when folks traditionally gather with friends and family, sharing happy tidings and wishing goodwill to all. So it should come as no surprise that the invitation to celebrate seasons greetings with Trouper, the blind raccoon and wildlife ambassador, last Friday afternoon at the Island Inn on Sanibel was a very festive and well attended affair. We are really proud to host Miss Dot (Lee) and Kyle (Miller) and Trouper, said Chris Davison, general manager of the Island Inn. So much about living here on Sanibel is being a part of the wildlife here, living in cooperation with nature and protecting the animals here on the islands. During the 45-minute presentation, dubbed Troupers Holiday Party, about 40 people gathered at the inns beachfront lounge to hear Miller tell the 3 -year-old Dot Lee explains the similarities between a raccoons hand and the human hand Trouper, the blind raccoon Blanaid Colley, standing right, introduces Kyle Miller, Dot Lee and Trouper to the crowd gathered at the Island Inn last Friday afternoon Helping Build A Bridge To Financial Freedom Helping Build A Bridge To Financial Freedom Securities o ered through Securities America, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC Rick Zurbriggen, Registered Representative. Advisory services o ered through Securities America Advisors, Inc., Rick Zurbriggen, Investment Advisor Representative. Zurbriggen Financial and the Securities America companies are not a liated. O ces in Sanibel, Fort Myers & Punta Gorda Phone: (239) 931-7566 Fax: (239) 9317560 Email: info@hmdlegal.com www.hmdlegal.comReal Estate Business Law Commercial Litigation E M Jbt Hbn Cf DCbn HOLTZ MAHSHIE DECOSTAATTORNEYS AT LAW Lic No. MV 81675 HOURS: M-F: 9am 5:30pm Sat & Sun: By Appt.Ich spreche DeutschRandys Auto Repair, LLCwww.RandysAutoRepairLLC.com16191 San Carlos Blvd, Ste 1Fort Myers, FL 33908Tel. 267-2556 Oil Change Special $17.99 Appointment Only (up to 5 qts. & no hidden fees) Fixed Right the First Time!WE REPAIR ALL MAKES & MODELS WHILE SPECIALIZING IN MERCEDES & BMW


5B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 4, 2013critters story of survival. The mission of Troupers Teachings for youth is promoting respect for animals, inspire learning more about nature and encouraging individuals to take responsibility for the protection of wildlife. Lee, who moved with Trouper from North Carolina to Florida in order to become his rehabilitator and caretaker, demonstrated some of the exercises she performs with her remarkable masked bandit on a daily basis. She also stated that his teeth are brushed daily, his nails are filed weekly and every three days, he is given a bath using Alberto VO5. Holding up one of Troupers hands, she showed the children and adults in the audience just how similar a raccoons hand is to a human hand, with four fingers and a thumb. The name raccoon comes from a Native American word which literally means the one who scratches with its hands. One time, a man asked me, Are you telling me that humans are related to raccoons? And I told him, No, but perhaps knowing this, people may better relate to these animals, which develops greater respect for them. Following the presentation, Trouper posed for pictures and signed copies of his book, Trouper The True Adventures of a Blind Raccoon: The Beginning. Using an eyedropper, Dot Lee feeds Trouper some water Kyle Miller, left, and Dot Lee travel throughout Southwest Florida with Trouper, performing wildlife education presentations and book signings photos by Jeff Lysiak Four-year-old Gabriella Moore of Cape Coral shakes hands with Trouper, held by his caregiver, Dot Lee Rental-ready gulf-view 3rd-floor Loggerhead Cay 2 bedroom with years of income history $499K 2242 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Square #3 Real estate info & blog at SanibelSusan.wordpress.com Remodeled cottage-style groundfloor corner club suite at Sundial Resort, excellent income too $349.9K 1/2+ acre lot with patio dock on wide deep-water-access canal on convenient east end $885K Charming updated & bright, nearbeach 3-bedroom cottage, easy ground-level living $399K Sanibel Bayous oversized cul-de-sac parcel within walking distance of Bowmans Beach $399K Gulf-front 2-bedroom walkout at Sandalfoot with years of excellent income & very low fees $699K Oversized Lake Murex lot near community entrance, so close to gulf-beach access path $249K ~1/3 acre in small mid-island community with preserved areas, low HOA fee & shared pool/tennis $224K Single-family home lot in The Dunes golf & tennis community, backs to natural vegetation $299K 472-HOME (4663) 888-603-0603 Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


6B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 4, 2013Lee Countys Farmers MarketsEating locally grown and produced foods are good for the area economy and great for your health. Lee County boasts several farmers markets that offer chemical-free and organic produce, along with fresh baked goods, native plants and all-natural products. Support area farmers and practice good eating habits at these locations: Thursday: The River District Farmers Market, under the US 41 Caloosahatchee bridge. 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fruit, vegetables, local honey, bread, seafood, BBQ, flowers and plants. Call 321-7100 or go to www.cityftmyers.com. Friday: Fort Myers Beach Farmers Market, under the Sky Bridge between Second and Third Streets. 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. through April, rain or shine. Fruits and vegetables, flowers, seafood, baked goods, snack foods and plants. Call 765-0202 ext. 103 or go to www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov. Lakes Park, 7330 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through April 26. Fruits, vegetables, breads, honey, soaps, jams and seafood. Call 691-9249 or go to www.leeparks.org. Saturday: GreenMarket at Alliance of the Arts, 10091 McGregor Boulevard near the Colonial Blvd. intersection. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. An exclusive selection of locally grown, caught and cultivated foods and other products available to sample and purchase. Enjoy live entertainment by local musicians and fun activities for kids. Call 9392787 or go to www.artinlee.org. Cape Coral Chamber Farmers Market in Club Square, downtown Cape Coral. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through May 11. Locally grown produce, native plants, fresh Gulf seafood, live music/entertainment and informative community presentations. Call 5496900 or go to www.capecoralfarmersmarket.com. Sunday: Sanibel Island Farmers Market, 800 Dunlop Road (City Hall, next to the Sanibel Public Library). 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through April. Call 472-3700. GreenMarket at Alliance of the Arts is held on Saturdays Betsy Ventura and Jean Baer, organizers of the Lakes Park Farmers Market, held on Fridays Sanibel Island Farmers Market is on Sundays Fort Myers Beach Farmers Market is on Fridays Located across the street from Gulf Harbour 15065 McGregor Blvd, Ste 104, Fort Myers Phone: 239.267.9000 Online: www.naumannlawpa.comCall for a FREE Consultation Pool Service & Supply Pool Service & Supply Chlorine Tabs Tools Pumps Chlorine Tabs Tools Pumps Free computerized water analysis Free computerized water analysiswww.bannerpoolservice.com FL Lic. #CPC1457804 FL Lic. #CPC1457804STORE HOURS: M-F 9-4 SAT 10-1 SERVICE: MON-SAT 8-5 Stop by our store in Anchor Point 1633 Periwinkle Way


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Lg, pool on approx. 1 acre parcel across from the beach. $2,595,000 $2,595,000 WWW.DINGMANDRIVE.COM WWW.DINGMANDRIVE.COM4203 Dingman Dr. Beautiful Gulf views from the large screened lanai. Beautiful Gulf views from the large screened lanai. Weekly rentals with on site Management. Weekly rentals with on site Management. Fully furnished and equipped 1 bedroom/1 bath unit. 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 Rotary Happenings submitted by Shirley JewellIts a new year and were off and running to make this one of the best years ever for the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club. At the last Rotary Club meeting of 2012, members got to look back on the number of non-profits and organizations that the club helped. It was great to see how much one small club can contribute to changing the lives of others. Our largest contributions went toward two building projects that deal with childrens welfare. A $25,000 pledge was given to the Harlem Heights Foundation for furnishing the new community center. The opening of the center will take place within the month. Rotarian Chet Sadler spearheaded the funding for a $75,000 modern restroom facility at St. Marc School in Haiti. Monies for this project came from the SanibelCaptiva Rotary, local private donors, Southwest Florida Rotary District 6960, Haiti District 7020 and the Rotary International Foundation matching grant program. Rotarian Bunny Ospa took the lead on another one of our clubs major projects, our Sanibel-Captiva Trust Wheelchair matching fund drive. She organized booths at the Sanibel Farmers Market and the Center 4 Life to sell collectible Ikki Matsumoto Rotary T-shirts, and Lee Almas sold Rotary holiday cards. The profits from these sales, contributions from community members and Rotarians, and Happy Buck contributions at weekly meetings helped us meet the matching fund challenge. Our club was then able to send wheelchairs (valued at approximately $11,000) for distribution in Jamaica. From large projects to small projects, there is a positive energy that comes from giving people a chance in life. Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club 2012 contributions went to the following individuals, organizations and non-profits: three $5,000 Rotary college scholarships plus three additional, Blessing in a Backpack-Sanibel, Sanibel Youth Soccer, Sanibel Library (childrens books), The Sanibel School and Fort Myers Beach Elementary School Dictionary Day, Ding Darling Days, Friends in Service Here (FISH) of Sanibel, Community Housing Resources (CHR), SanibelCaptiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) Bailey Homestead, Sanibel Bike Club, Friends Who Care, Harlem Heights Foundation Building Fund and school supplies, Wheelchair Foundation, Barbaras Friends-Golisano Childrens Hospital Building Fund, Haiti St. Marc School, National Association of Mental Health-NAMI, Operation Open Arms, Wounded Warriors, Boy Scouts of Fort Myers, Candlelighters, ECHO, Miracles in Action, Special Equestrians, Rotary Tanzania Water Project, ROTARACTFGCU, Rotary Labelle -Rail & Water Education Project, Rotary Shelter Box, Rotary Youth Exchange Program (Spain), plus a few more. Where do we get this funding?Mostly from the proceeds of our annual Rotary Arts and Crafts Fair. This year, the fair will be held on February 16 and 17 on the grounds at The Community House. Rotarian Tony Gropp, our artist liaison, reported that there were 280 booth applications submitted this year. This is a juried show and our selection committee chair will have to narrow that number down to 110. Our fair will offer some of the finest arts and crafts in the country. The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. every Friday at Bistro At Beachview, 1100 Par View Drive. If you have any questions regarding Rotary, e-mail Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club President, John Grey-John@ JohnGreyPainting.com or PresidentElect, Scot Congress-Scot@scongress. com. Insurance Tip Flood Premiums Increaseby Marge MeekWith the new year comes the new flood changes to your premiums. Some subsidies and discounts will be phased out and eventually eliminated. And almost all buildings that are in a flood zone will be revised over time to reflect full flood risks. First, the annual limitation on premium increases has been increased from 10 percent to 20 percent. Secondly, for any property that is not the principal residence of the insured, the premium increase will be 25 percent per year until correct actuarial rates are reached for this new class. A non-primary residence is one that is not lived in at least 80 percent of the year. Over the next four years Pre-FIRM properties those that were built before 1979 on Sanibel and 1984 on Captiva will have actuarial rate increases subject to a 25 percent annual limitation until they reflect the full-risk rate. Buildings that have had severe repetitive losses will lose their subsidized rates where the claims exceed the fair market value of the property. Properties with subsidized rates will move to full-risk rates after a sale of a property or after a policy has lapsed. On the positive side, FEMA will institute an installment plan for annual flood premiums. The deductible options have been increased as well: if the property is insured for over $200,000, the minimum deductible has been increased to $2,000; if the house was built before 1979/1984 (see above) or $1,250 if the house was built after 1979/1984. The new legislation affects most of us, so dont let your flood insurance lapse, keep your house in compliance with flood vents where possible and watch your flood policy closely. Changes can only be made at renewal, unlike other insurances. Marge Meek is a local SanibelCaptiva insurance agent, who can be reached at mmeek@rosierinsurance. com.


8B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 4, 2013 Center 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. 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. 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9B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 4, 2013 The Chuck Pagano Story Goes Far Beyond The Top Sports Story Of 2012by Ed FrankAs the new year dawns and 2012 fades into the distance, nearly every publication lists their choices for the top sports stories of the year. However, were not going to go that route this week. Instead, weve selected one drama-packed, emotional situation that goes far beyond the field of play. Its a story that reached a crescendo last Sunday when cancer-stricken Chuck Pagano returned to the sidelines of Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis to coach his Colts to a stunning 28-16 victory over the Houston Texans. After a life-threatening, three-month battle with leukemia, the courageous Pagano greeted a howling crowd of 66,957 with not only an upset victory but a Hollywood script regular season finale. Remember, this was a team that finished 2-14 a year ago. Twelve months later, the Colts are headed to the playoffs with an 11-5 season record. Colts owner Jim Irsay swept house following last season, firing the coach, general manager and assembling a completely revamped roster. But after just three games this season, Pagano who was hired to restore the Colts began his own fight for his life against the dreaded cancer. But he never gave up neither in his own battle or his Colts. From his hospital bed, he stayed in almost daily contact with his top assistant, Bruce Arians, who took over the coaching duties. And when his condition improved and he was released from the hospital, he could be seen in the owners suite at Lucas Oil Stadium, calling down directions to the sidelines. But this Hollywood story doesnt have an ending yet for several reasons. Will the drama of the Colts 2012 season continue into the playoffs? And whats the future for Arians, who coached the Colts to a remarkable turnaround this year? At 60 years old, he waited his entire career for a head coaching job. Certainly he deserves one based on his 2012 accomplishments. Its likely some teams will come calling. Far overshadowing either of these questions, however, is our hope that 2013 brings Chuck Pagano a full recovery and years and years of continued good health. Everblades On Road Until Next Week The Florida Everblades began a five-game road trip last weekend, losing a pair of games at Orlando with three more away games at Greenville, Gwinnett and South Carolina before returning to home ice next week. At weeks end, the local hockey team had a 14-12-2-4 season record, nine points behind first-place Gwinnett in the ECHLs Southern Division. Florida hosts Toledo for three games at Germain Arena next Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights. Chuck Pagano TAX-CONSULTING & ACCOUNTING SERVICESServing the islands since 1978 Professional and Confidential Income Tax Preparation Individuals Corporations Estates & Trust Tax Consulting Tax Deferred Exchange International Taxation State Tax Forms (239) 472-5152 1619 Periwinkle Way, Suite 102, Sanibel Island, FL 33957 M.S.T.Email your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com 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(*ComScore, Complete.com and Hitwise for 6-month period ending Aug. 30, 2012) *RE/MAX.com is the MOST Visited Real Estate Franchise Website


10B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 4, 2013 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 Cycling Safety Notes STAY TO THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE PATHS In the U.S., we drive and cycle on the right. That applies to roads, but it also applies to our Sanibel Shared Use Paths. Other users will be expecting you to be on the right side, so lets establish a good habit always keep to the right especially where there are yellow lines. SANIBEL BICYCLE CLUB Hortoons 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, longestdrive and closest-to-the-line contests. On Sunday, January 20, a posttournament 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. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


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13B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 4, 2013 RE/MAX Office Supports CMNRE/MAX of the Islands recently held their annual Christmas party aboard the Sanibel Princess cruise boat chartered out of the Marriot Sanibel Harbour Resort. There were sales associates, support staff, spouses and family members in attendance. We traditionally announce the results of our Childrens Miracle Network (CMN) fundraising efforts at the Christmas party, said broker/owner Art Corace. We are proud to report our sales associates donated over $2,600 to CMN thus far in 2012. Arts wife and company co-owner, Sandi Corace, added, It is important to know the local community benefits from our contributions because All Childrens Specialty Care Center on Colonial Blvd. is largely funded through Childrens Miracle Network. Childrens Miracle Network is also supported by the global RE/MAX franchise real estate network system operating in 91 countries, with over 6,000 independently owned offices engaging over 88,000 member sales associates. Sandi, Art and Sofia Corace Mark Brown Honored As Chef Of The YearThe Sanctuary Golf Clubs Executive Chef, Mark Brown, CEC, CCA, ACE, has been honored as Chef of the Year 2012 by the Southwest Florida Chapter of the American Culinary Federation (ACF). The ceremony took place earlier this month in Fort Myers. The Board of Directors of the Southwest Florida Chefs Association made the nomination, recognizing Brown as an outstanding culinarian, demonstrating the highest standard of culinary skills, advancing the culinary industry, and giving back to the profession through the development of students and apprentices. It is always an honor to be nominated and voted on by your peers, said Brown. I look at it more as an achievement than a competition. Thank you goes to so many people. In 1963, ACF created the Chef of the Year Award to acknowledge tireless efforts to promote and elevate the profession. The award has grown in prestige and today is the highest honor annually bestowed by ACF. Mark is a true professional that is determined to learn by participating in the ACF, continuing his education, and mentoring his staff and others in the industry, said Ken Kouril, General Manager of The Sanctuary Golf Club. The members and staff of The Sanctuary are very proud of Mark and this great accomplishment. The Sanctuary Golf Club Executive Chef Mark Brown, left, and Craig Panneton, Southwest Florida Chapter President Sanibels Priority HUNTER DOUGLAS Dealer. AVAILABLE COMMERCIAL SPACEMove In Ready RABBIT ROAD CENTERDouble Spot Single Spot Take All 3!!!! Rent Abatement AvailableTo review space and details call239-410-3115 Barrier Island Title Services, Inc. (239) 472-3688Youll Appreciate the Difference


14B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 4, 2013Around The Islands With AnneSanibel Fish House Aims To Please With New Chef, Other Changesby Anne MitchellA new chef at the Sanibel Fish House is cooking up lots of new dishes in the kitchen. Meanwhile, up front, the owner, longtime islander Barry Greenfield, is making other changes by listening to what customers and potential customers are saying they want. For instance, after hearing from some that they would like to be able to slip into the bar without going through the front door and the reception area, Greenfield just recently added a side door that opens from the parking area. The chef, Steve Reich, hails from New York and has been in Southwest Florida for two years. He has been working in restaurant kitchens since the age of 11 and said he was given the reins early on when the chef showed up for work intoxicated and he was told to take over. He was just 13. Reich later broadened his skills working in a bakery as a pastry chef and cake decorator, and says he loves baking. He also worked at Fiorellos restaurant, across from Lincoln Center in New York City. He has already exercised his baking skills by creating a double-dip dessert. Its a Key Lime pie enclosed in a cheesecake, so you get a blend of New York and island flavors in one big slice. Reich calls himself a home-style cook and says he prefers to make everything from scratch. So far, hes added what Greenfield calls spectacular black beans and rice, shrimp and grits and paella to the menu, which already includes grouper, scallop and lobster tacos, lobster rolls, Bahamian conch chowder and hot blue crab and shrimp dip as well as sandwiches, salads, pasta dishes and baskets of breaded seafood and chicken. There will be three specials each night in addition to the regular menu, and Greenfield said if you dont see exactly what you want, just ask. The Fish House is a bright, cheery place with fish motifs everywhere. In fact, well be seeing a lot more of them now that Greenfield has recently launched a donation program to contribute to local charities. Instead of pasting signed dollar bills on the walls, the restaurant will give diners the opportunity to add a dollar or two or whatever amount they wish to their check. They write their name on a square of paper bearing the restaurants fish logo and that will be displayed on the wall. Januarys donations will go to the SanibelCaptiva Conservation Foundation. Next month, the recipient will be the Friends of the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Customers will receive the optional donation slips with their bill. There is a special key on the cash register to tabulate the donations and Greenfield will write a check to the chosen charity at the end of each month. The Fish House happy hour is one of the best deals in town. It runs from 3 to 6 p.m. daily and offers draft beer for $1.15, bottles, $2.50; house wine $2.50; well drinks $3. Also, Rum Runners are two-for-one all day, every day. The bar features big screen TVs showing the whole package of televised sports events. The Fish House is at 1523 Periwinkle Way, phone 472-7770. Heres an update on Sanibels newest restaurant, The Sandbar. It will open early this month at 2761 West Gulf Drive, formerly occupied by The Stone Crab. The property was purchased on December 21 by island residents Chet and Nancy Niesel. The Sandbar will feature creative entrees of fresh fish and choice beef, says Brian Silveira, general manager, who has managed other popular island restaurents. King crab, shrimp, Maine lobster specials and a Mile High Mud Pie will be menu staples. Chef Doroteo (Teo) Diaz is back on Sanibel to run the Sandbars kitchen. Specials will be showcased at the entrance to the dining area. Silveira says the open kitchen will allow diners to view what happens behind the closed doors of most restaurants. The Sandbar will feature a full liquor license, draft beer and an affordable wine list. It have a retail market as well. Still on the restaurant scene, George & Wendys Sanibel Seafood Grille is serving brunch every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Every Tuesday is Prime Rib Night for $18; select half-price appetizers are available Monday through Friday from 4 to 6 p.m.; and football specials are available for all NFL games and Saturday college games. The restaurant is at 2499 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, phone 395-1263. Watson MacRae Gallery will open two new exhibits this month. The North Gallery will feature The Fine Art of Contemporary Craft. In the South Gallery will be artist Greg Biolchinis recent work, Florida Skies. A reception will be held on Tuesday, January 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. The gallery is in The Village Shops, 2340 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, phone 472-3386. LIVE ON THE ISLANDS George & Wendys Sanibel Seafood Grille has live entertainment every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday as well as every other Tuesday. Tonight, Friday, January 4 its Chris Workman, guitar and vocals. Tuesday, Chris Coile plays s and s hits from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Karoake is on Wednesdays. Robbie Hutto, guitar and vocals, is the entertainer Thursday from 9 p.m. to midnight, and Friday its Bill Metts, folk guitar and vocals. The restaurant is at 2499 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, phone 3951263. 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 and Kathy Winkleman from Milwaukee on piano, guitar and vocals; Wednesday and Thursday, dancing to Joe McCormick with popular favorites and smooth vocal stylings, R&B, jazz and pop. Traditions is at 3111 West Gulf Drive, phone 472-4559. The 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 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 & Caf 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. Steve Reich, the recently-hired chef at the Sanibel Fish House, with a plate of paella The paella at the Sanibel Fish House includes lobster, clams, mussels and chicken Florida Sky, oil on canvas, by Greg Biolchini, at Watson McRae Gallery. The exhibit opens with a reception on January 8 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.


15B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 4, 2013 Is There An App For That?by Bryan HayesThese days it seems like there is an app for everything, doesnt it? And while some of them are pure distractions for entertainment purposes, there are tons of them, depending on what you are looking for, that can be quite useful. For instance, did you know that The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) has a smartphone app, called the DBPR Mobile, that allows consumers to research state contractors by name or license number? The free app that comes for both Android and iPhone devices provides users with instant verification whether a business or an individual you are planning on contracting has a valid license in the State of Florida. Unlicensed contractors can leave you legally and financially liable for any of the work they do for you. The list of things that can go wrong is large, from property damage, to injuries, to unpaid suppliers and workers left in the wake of an unlicensed and irresponsible contractor, which will become your financial responsibility. I know that home improvement projects can be quite costly. But as I always say, if it sounds too good to be true when you are quoted an excellent price on a project, simply do your homework and check that you are working with a legitimate contractor. Bryan Hayes is a Sanibel air conditioning contractor. He also owns, with his brother Todd, an electrical business on Sanibel. He can be reached at Bryan@Sanibelair.com. From page 12BBlood Centerswith leukemia, the plasma to a patient with a clotting problem and the red blood cells to an accident victim. Your donation will help ensure an adequate supply for both children and adults who are patients within Lee Memorial Health System. Nancy and her team of health professionals work from mobile collection buses as well as four Lee County locations. Any company, community organization, place of worship or individual can organize blood drives and request a bus for onsite visits. To find the nearest location, host a blood drive or get more information, please call Lee Memorial Blood Center at 343-2333. Find Your Real HousepetKeep it real this New Year by a adopting a real housepet from Lee County Domestic Animal Services. No matter what your personality or lifestyle, LCDAS has a pet for you. Adopt dogs that are energetic, playful or couch potatoes. Choose a cat thats inquisitive, cuddly or a constant companion. With reduced adoption fees the entire month of January that include spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations and much more, its a real deal. Cats 6 months & over $30 (regularly $50) Kittens 3 to 6 months $50 (regularly $75) Kittens under 3 months $75 Dogs 6 months & over $55 (regularly $75) Puppies under 6 months $95 The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, off Six Mile Cypress Parkway next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office. Adoption hours are from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Pets available for adoption may be viewed online at www.LeeLostPets.com. Adopters may also submit their adoption application online so they can focus on the pets instead of the paperwork during their shelter visit. Postal Prices To ChangeBeginning on January 27, the cost of a one-ounce, First-Class postage stamp will increase by one penny to 46 cents. The new 46-cent Forever stamps will allow customers to mail letters to any location in the United States. Forever stamps are always good for mailing a one-ounce letter anytime in the future regardless of price changes. Procrastinators who havent sent their annual holiday greetings will want to stock up on Forever stamps at the 45cent rate prior to the rate change. The Postal Service will also introduce a First-Class Mail Global Forever Stamp. The new stamp will allow customers to mail letters anywhere in the world for one set price of $1.10. Highlights of the new single-piece First-Class Mail pricing include: Letters (1oz.) 1-cent increase to 46 cents Letters additional ounces unchanged at 20 cents Letters to all international destinations (1oz.) $1.10 Postcards 1-cent increase to 33 cents Prices for all products (mailing and shipping services) will increase by 4 percent, but prices for mailing services, such as regular letters and advertising matter, will increase only 2.6 percent. Shipping Services Several new shipping services products will be available in January. Free tracking will be offered to all competitive packages, including retail Priority Mail and Parcel Post (recently renamed Standard Post). Customers shipping Critical Mail letters and large envelopes will have the option of receiving a signature upon delivery as part of the service offering. A large variety of flat-rate boxes and envelopes for Express Mail and Priority Mail, including the padded and legalsized flat rate envelopes, will continue to be offered by the Postal Service. New domestic retail pricing for Priority Mail Flat Rate products include: Small box $5.80 Medium box $12.35 Large box $16.85 Large APO/FPO box $14.85 Regular envelope $5.60 The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations. (239).472.3322 9100 College Pointe Ct., Fort Myers, FL 33919 www.sbshlaw.com | 239-334-1141In which state should you base your estate plan? 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You might be surprised to learn that the man who was the lead designer for the original GI Joe action figure also designed the inaugural medal for the John F. Kennedy-Lyndon Johnson administration. If youre an arachnophobe, it you probably dont want to know that a tarantula can live for up to two years without eating a thing. Have you ever noticed the small bumps that seem to cover your tongue? Many people think that these are taste buds. In fact, there are more than 200 taste buds on each of those bumps. Those who study such things say that the 15 most commonly used words in the English language are, in descending order: I, you, he, she, it, we, they, me, him, her, them, what, the, a and an. The greatest accomplishment is not in never failing, but in rising again after you fall. -Vince Lombardi THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY18B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 4, 2013


19B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 4, 2013 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, I want to observe at a school that I think I want my child to attend next year. Ive heard that a few schools no longer allow prospective parents to observe. What is the best way for me to ask for an observation? Jennifer C., Fort Myers, Florida Jennifer, I too have recently heard that schools do not want or allow parents to observe. However, for the most part, I think that parents are allowed to observe, although schools now may be setting more narrow parameters for observations. The principal may have very specific rules about observations and there may be set hours for this type of observation as well, so its important that you share your reasons and interest about the school. A very respectful way to do this and to set up the observation is through a personal letter or email to the schools principal. First, introduce yourself and your children. Tell the principal that you have heard good things about the school and how you became interested in the school. You should inform the principal why you want to observe and which grade(s) you would like to visit. Tell the principal what you would like to see. Do you want to see a reading group or math instruction for example? You should also tell the principal why you want to see the settings that you have described. Have you heard great things about this schools reading program and you want to see it in action? Give the principal as much information as you can about why this observation is important to you. Would you like to see other noninstructional settings such as the lunchroom or recess? You can learn a great deal about a schools organization by observing in these types of settings. If you are able to observe, remember that this is not the time for you to have private conversations with the teachers or with students. You are there strictly as a silent observer. Schedule a conference if you see something you want to discuss. And remember the mere fact of your presence may alter the classroom dynamics a bit. You need to understand that principals have very demanding schedules and may not be able to respond to you for several days or even a week. The principal may assign your observation to another staff member to handle and thats okay. It does not mean that the principal is not interested in you and your children; s/he is just busy with the students in current attendance at the school. Make sure to include your contact information in your correspondence. A follow-up message is appropriate if you do not hear back after a week or so. You will need to plan ahead for this, so make sure to give yourself plenty of time to schedule and complete an observation. Observing in schools is generally a very interesting and enjoyable experience good luck! 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. Impact Of Health Care Reform To Be DiscussedThe next meeting of the League of Women Voters of Lee County will be held on Saturday, January 5 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, 12601 University Drive in Fort Myers. Registration and networking begins at 8:30 a.m., with breakfast at 9 a.m. followed by the guest speaker at 9:30 a.m. and the LWV Member Meeting at 11 a.m. Jim Nathan, President and CEO of Lee Memorial Health System, will speak on the topic The impact of Health Care Reform. Cost to attend the meeting is $15, which includes breakfast. Student rates are available. The meeting is open to League members and the interested public. To make reservations, call 462-3444 or e-mail carolbf@centurylink.net. For more information, contact Sandy Frank, League of Women Voters Director of Programs, at 415-7654. Jim Nathan Superior InteriorsColor Your Bedroom... Beautifully!by Jeanie TinchConfused about selecting a color scheme for your master bedroom? Consider these quick tips, so that your ultimate selection will be the perfect choiceI Use Color Unequally for better color proportion and balance. While this may sound like a complete contradiction, it truly works. Consider a deep dramatic shade to create an accent wall behind your bed. Then, by coloring your adjoining walls a lighter hue of the same color, you will have instantly created a more visually interesting space. Use Lighter Colors to create a feeling of spaciousness. Paler shades naturally reflect light rays instead of absorbing them. .A lighter color palette would be particularly important if your bedroom isnt as large as youd like. By coloring the walls in paler hues, youll actually be giving your bedroom a more expansive feel. Use Bright, Strong Colors to create a warm, cozy feeling. This color tip is especially important if you have a large, spacious bedroom with very high ceilings. Warmer colors tend to humanize large spaces, making them more livable and welcoming. Pay Close Attention to the rooms architectural features and details. To emphasize interesting and desirable architectural features like a tray ceiling, enhance the area with stronger, contrasting colors. Conversely, to camouflage architectural defects, a more neutral paint color of the same tonal value will help to blend your walls, ceiling and floors and hide those unhappy features. It is advisable to select colors for upholstery, bedding and drapery fabrics first and select your wall, ceiling and floor colors by pulling your favorite color from your fabrics. While paint is the first thing you do, it is the last thing you select. Remember to take your wood tones into consideration they are also a very important part of your overall color scheme. Jeanie Tinch is an interior designer on Sanibel/Captiva Islands. She can be reached at jeanie@decden.net. Rates as Low as $1,400/week. FREE BOAT DOCKAGE | ONSITE MANAGEMENT | BEACH FRONT Call Now for Winter Specials. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


20B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 4, 2013 If I could ask you whats the most important bequest that you can leave to your loved ones, what would it be? Money? Education? Experience? Values? I believe that this question is the most important first step when considering your estate plan. If you skip it and jump right into the who gets the house and divide the stocks and bonds equally amongst my children, you really dont have an estate plan so much as you have a written direction as to the division of your material possessions. And a family estate plan should be so much more than that. When I ask clients, friends and family whats most important to them, I almost never hear money or possessions at the top of the list. While important, we all know that money doesnt buy happiness. It could be an element that allows you the financial and personal freedoms necessary to do the things that you want, but by itself, financial assets are just a small part of the total equation. Financial assets are therefore false wealth. A recession, bad luck or a bad business decision can bring false wealth crashing down. True wealth includes those attributes that most people agree are more important than financial wealth. Family, spirituality, health, experience, values and friends are probably highest on most peoples lists as constituting true wealth. Those who have true wealth have confidence that no matter what happens to their false wealth, they will always have the means to enjoy life. One entrepreneurial client once told me that even if he lost everything, it would only take him a couple of years to rebuild it all. He explained that with his education, experience and core values, nothing could ever prevent him from achieving true success. In contrast, those who inherit false wealth without the foundation of true wealth are destined to lose it. Do you know anyone who has inherited a fortune they were born on third base but actually believe that they hit a triple? Too often these individuals dont have an attitude of building and achieving. Instead, they have an overwhelming sense of entitlement. It is the builders and achievers who most often possess the true wealth. They experienced the failures and setbacks that lead to the successes. Youll find these individuals to be decisive yet humble. They are creators instead of consumers. When false wealth has been handed down without the foundations that helped create it, the benefactors too often lack the confidence necessary to replicate the success that created the wealth to begin with. These individuals are very much like a football team that is well ahead going into the fourth quarter, but then abandons the aggressive defense that got them there for a loose zone. The team, like the individual without the true wealth foundation, watches its lead slip precariously away. While it is relatively easy to create an estate plan that passes down your false wealth, how does one create an estate plan that embeds your core values your true wealth into successive generations? Legal documents alone cant do it. Just as the true wealth creators achieved their success through a variety of leadership roles, they must now take on a family leadership position building within it family institutional values to ensure their true wealth passes on. In business, these wealth creators value responsibility and accountability. They would never promote a junior associate in the firm who hasnt lived up to their abilities and expectations. The same sort of values can be built into a family estate plan. But just as the junior associate cant meet expectations that are not communicated, an estate plan built on the familys true wealth core assets has to be documented, communicated, managed and monitored. Thats where the construct of the family institution that serves to manage and oversee both the true wealth and the false wealth come into being. This isnt something that can be achieved alone with your attorney, CPA and financial planner. Too often those who have achieved and created success meet with their team of advisors to fashion an estate plan that only distributes their false wealth. After the construction of the legal documents is complete, these individuals too often choose to hide their estate plans from their loved ones. Youll find out who gets what after I die, theyll say. Thats exactly the wrong avenue to take when you want to pass on your true wealth. The better way to do so would be to first work with your advisors to articulate and document what your core values truly are. It will take time and careful thought to work through the elements that you believe lead to your success. 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21B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 4, 2013 Dr. DavePermanent Weight Lossby Dr. Dave HepburnJust great! Little Billy Bloggins came to school spreading his cold around and now were all going to get fat. That little cesspool of viruses sneezed in my direction and the next thing I knew, I was heading for the Ho Hos. Suppose I shouldve got that fat vaccine. Absolutely. That blubber booster has kept me as trim and thin as an Olsen twin. Obesity vaccine? Medical research has astonished us by revealing that infections have turned out to be the unlikely cause of several common diseases. Peptic ulcers, cervical cancer, rheumatic heart disease are just a few examples of illnesses actually caused by viruses or bacteria. In addition, bugs may well be responsible for Tourettes syndrome, OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disease), diabetes, multiple sclerosis, Don Cherry, heart attacks and now even obesity. The common human adenovirus, the same bug responsible for many routine infections like the cold, is the obesity culprit. Some strains of this virus have now been confirmed to increase the amount of fat in animal fat cells. Obese folk, it turns out, have a higher incidence of the adenovirus antibodies circulating about their bloodstream than skinny folk. While not known just how much of a role/roll the virus plays in the epidemic of obesity we are currently experiencing, we do know there has been a dramatic doubling of this disease, not unlike an infectious epidemic, in the last 30 years. Q: So Dr. Dave, how do we avoid this adipogenic adenovirus? A: We can prevent most viruses by getting into the habit of washing our hands when were exposed to germy environments like malls, schools or Sudbury. Q: Will there be a vaccine against obesity? A: Possibly. But in the meantime, exercise and eat properly. Q: No vaccine yet! I hate dieting and, frankly, I find this news so depressing Im tempted to perform a little selfmedicating with Peanut Bustercillin. Eh: But that would be emotional eating and you absolutely must avoid that. Q: Hey, Im an emotional guy, watch me smack you across the head with this fruit rollup. I hate diets. A: Well then, why not consider the no diet diet. According to the researchers in the food sciences faculty at BYU, we should consider becoming intuitive eaters instead of calorie counters and fat measurers. Eat whatever you want but only when you need to. Eat when youre actually hungry, stop when youre not. Its not so much what you eat but when you eat, in other words when you need to. Q: If I tried that I would intuitively weigh about 600 pounds. I get intuitive every time I see a Krispy Kreme hamburger. Permanent weight loss requires attitude. Learning to eat to live rather than live to eat. We need to train ourselves how to be more in tune to use eating to satisfy hunger rather than to satisfy Jenny Craig. In fact, an Intuitive Eating Scale has been developed to help you recognize when to eat. How you score on this scale determines how you score on the intuitive bathroom scale. Professor Steven Hawks of BYU decided to try it himself and without restrictive or restraining dieting he lost 50 pounds in a year. Nothing to sneeze at. 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. Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: Can you help me to get rid of the constant mental chatter I have going on in my head?A: Psychologist Carl Jung referred to this constant mental chatter of the ego as psychic tension. We all go there at times. There is a way to transition this psychic tension to positive affirmation. 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22B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 4, 2013 Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, My mother-in-law is causing problems in our home. My wife was very close to her father, but she and her mother never seemed to be able to get along. Her brother and sister were much closer to their mother than their father. When my wifes father was dying, he made a deathbed request that my wife would always look after her mother, and she said yes. After several years, shecontinued on page 23B deaRPharmacistDont Get Mugged By Your Diabetes Medicationby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: I have your Diabetes Without Drugs book and it has helped me, but Im still on two of the original five medications for this condition. What nutrients should I take with my medicine? BB, Micanopy, Florida For my new readers, the term drug mugger is something that my followers understand from 14 years of my writing, and its also the title of one of my books. It refers to how medication (or foods) reduce levels of vitamins, minerals and beneficial flora (probiotics) and cause side effects. But if you dont know this, you will assume you have a new disease. This drug mugger effect is supported by hundreds of scientific studies. Metformin, which belongs to the biguanide class, depletes probiotics, vitamin B12 and folic acid. This deficiency may cause homocysteine to rise. You can measure homocysteine in the blood. We saw the B12 depletion first occur in 1980, although the article was from Germany, so unfortunately, American physicians probably didnt hear about it until 2003 when the story was reported in the respected Journal of Internal Medicine. The title of that article is, Effects of short-term treatment with metformin on serum concentrations of homocysteine, folate and vitamin B12 in type 2 diabetes mellitus: a randomized, placebo-controlled trial. There was also this study in 1997 published in the Scandinavian Journal of Clinical & Laboratory Investigation that stated, In conclusion, metformin treatment increased total homocysteine levels and decreased levels of vitamin B12 and folate. Up to 30 percent of people taking biguanide drugs (like metformin) experience poor absorption of vitamin B12, according to Diabetologia (1983) and withdrawal of this drug resulted in normal absorption in only half of those with malabsorption. In other words, just taking the medicine means that half of you still need long-term B12 supplementation, because your B12 wont automatically rise upon discontinuation of the drug. Low B12 and folate could contribute or possibly cause tingling or numbness in the hands or feet (termed neuropathy), depression, megaloblastic anemia, weakness, rapid heart rate, confusion, memory loss, dementia, diarrhea/constipation, chronic fatigue, sciatica, as well as a higher risk of heart disease (which you already have if you are diabetic). Do you think Im telling you to stop your medicine? Im not. I am trying to keep you safe, and help you learn what nutrients to put back. Replenishing what the drug mugger stole reduces your risk of side effects, helps you avoid new diagnosis, as well as remain compliant with your medication. Hopefully your doctor has my book, and has already told you to take a good B12 and folic acid supplement, as well as (and this is important), a good probiotic, since you require beneficial bacteria to manufacture B12. Thats one huge factor that people overlook. Sulfonylureas (glipizide, glyburide, glimepiride) can increase the risk of CoQ10 deficiency according to a study on coenzyme Q10 published in 1976, in the Journal of Medicine. That can lead to fatigue, shortness of breath, and heart arrhythmias. Here is a list of the sulfonylurea drugs. The generic is on the left side, the brand name is in the parenthesis. Glipizide (Glucotrol) Glyburide (Diabeta, Micronase & Glynase Prestab) Glimepiride (Amaryl) Tolazamide (Tolinase) Chlorpropamide (Diabinese) Tolbutamide (Orinase) 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. 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23B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 4, 2013 Let Our Family ... Take Care of Your FamilyInternal and Family Medicine 6160 Winkler Road Fort M y ers239.482.1010Medical Care Close to Home In South Fort Myers Acce p tin g ne w p atients. Med i ca r e a n d most insurances acce p ted. B ook your a pp ointment today online : Family Medicine 7 780 Cambr i dge Manor Place Fort Myer s 239.275.6778 From page 22BMom And Mecame to live at our house. It has been difficult and compounded by a dreadful tragedy in our family. Our 16-year-old son was recently killed in a car accident. We are doing our very best but still grieving, and all her mother can say is, Get over it, things like this happen. My wife is constantly reminded of the promise she made to her father, and all her brother and sister do is criticize. Please give us your advice. Alvin Dear Alvin, Please accept my deepest sympathy at the loss of your teenage son. Your mother-in-law in my judgment is a very cruel woman, unable to show compassion at the time of great need. When your wife was asked to look after your mother, it was done by a man who was showing his love for his wife, but he was making an unreasonable request. Looking after your mother does not necessarily mean bringing her into your home. She is behaving in a dreadful manner and I would suggest you make other living arrangements for her. I would start with her brother and sister, and if that doesnt help, consider moving her to some kind of assisted living. Lizzie Dear Alvin, Where do you begin first, I am very sorry about your son, a loss that I cannot even begin to understand. Second, your mother-in-law, since she is living with you, I assume is having some difficulties with her activities of daily living and her memory. Commonly associated with your mother-in-laws situation is a decrease in insight and abstract thought. If this is true for her, her comments about the loss of your son are not meant to be cruel, it is a symptom of her decreased functioning. Also, something most of us are guilty of is being uncomfortable with seeing the pain of others. Our response is to want it to go away because it is uncomfortable. Either case may be true for her. The above aside, It does seem that the current arrangements are not working for the whole family and a change is needed. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. From page 21BChatterreflect on the situation and what your thoughts were before the situation developed. 2. As you develop your awareness of these negative thought patterns, especially in difficult situations, create a positive thought to replace the negative thought, and always give your energy to the positive thought. Always focus on how you want things to be. 3. Constantly remember, what you focus on expands. You attract into your life what you think most about. It only makes sense that when you choose to focus on something positive, positivity emerges. By now, with your increased awareness, you should have a pretty good sense of how to focus on what you want rather than what you dont want. 4. Keep in mind that you are looking to raise your level of consciousness and to cultivate a positive mind frame that is with you all the time, especially during stressful times, especially the ones out of your control. It can be most helpful when you compile a list of positive affirmations that appeal to you. Put the list somewhere you can see it, so that you are reading and saying your affirmations daily. If you start with a word I or I am or I have you are validating your affirmation. Always use the present tense such as I have a beautiful loving spirit. Before you know it, the affirmations you select will become a part of your daily self-talk. You will be repeating them quietly to yourself when you are driving, in the shower, etc, and especially when you lie down to go to sleep at night. The following are a list of affirmations to get you started if you dont already have some that you have incorporated: 1. I am calm and peaceful. 2. I have wonderful relationships in my life. 3. I am beautiful inside and out. 4. I see beauty in everything. 5. I am grateful for all my God-given gifts. 6. I am financially abundant. 7. I have optimal health. 8. I am always kind and generous. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com Shore Fishing:Don't Harm The Fishby Capt. Matt Mitchell Landing a big sh from the beach can be hard on the sh. Dragging a sh up onto the sand if youre going to release it is not an option as it usually damages or kills the sh. Hold the sh in the water while you unhook it if youre going to release it. The less you can touch a sh before release the better for the sh. If you want a picture with the sh, support it as you lift it out of the water and do it quickly. Before releasing, revive the sh while holding it in the water; moving it slowly back and forth so water goes over its gills. The sh will let you know when its ready to swim off. Florida just recently changed the regulations on shing from shore. Florida residents as well as out of state visitors need a shing license to sh from shore.


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PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY answer on page 27B 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 27B LAWN MAINTENAN C E CO MPUTER S ERVI C E S LAWN MAINTENAN C E CO N S TRU C TI O N/REM O DELIN G TREE & 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 REMODELING25B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 4, 2013 FIND AT LEAST SIX DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PANELS


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PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY PUZZLE ANSWERS SUDOKU KING CROSSWORD MAGIC MAZE SUPER CROSSWORD SCRAMBLERS Would you like your business card in every home and business on Sanibel & Captiva every week?239-395-1213CONTRACTORS HOME BUILDINGA full service contractor dedicated to exceptional quality at a reasonable price.Voted Best of the Islands 10 times since 1999New Construction Remodeling Commercial(239)472-0200Michael J. ValiquetteGENERAL CONTRACTORIsland Resident Lic. #CGC056909 Hurricane Protection Consultant COS METI CS MAGGIE BUTCHER 904 Lindgren Blvd. Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Ph: 239-395-0978 / 317-509-6014 mbutcher@marykay.com Products: www.marykay.com/mbutcher Remember me for GIFTS, GIFTS, GIFTSCareer information available Gift ideas available FI S HIN G C HARTERLight Tackle Sport Fishing Tarpon Snook Red sh & More p CAPT. MAT CAPT. MAT T T MI MI TCHELL TCHELL USCG USCG Licensed Licensed & Insured & InsuredC: (239) 340-8651www.captmattmitchell.com email: captmattmitchell@aol.comTREE & LAWN CARE Jesus Hernandez J LAWN CARE & TREE SERVICE482-7350 12 years serving San-Cap & Ft. MyersLandscaping Tree Service Stump Grinding Landscape Design Ponds Landscape Refurbishing Pepper Clearing Lbtn Cbfr Db Licensed & Insured Free Estimateswww.jesuslawncare.comEMAIL: jesuslawncare@gmail.com G LA SS Stevens & Sons GlassReplacement Impact Windows & Sliding Doors, Mirrors, Tub & Shower Enclosures, Store Fronts, Porch Enclosures, French Doors, Plate Glass2416 Palm Ridge Road Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Phone: (239) 472-0032 Fax: (239) 472-0680Insured Licensed# S2-11975Specialists in impact condo complex replacement C OMPUTERS 27B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 4, 2013


CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON 28B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 4, 2013 HELP WANTED HELP WANTED SERVICES OFFERED COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE VACATION RENTAL To place a classified ad log onto: www.IslandSunNews.com click on place classified PRIVATE BEACH ACCESS GULF PINES 3BDR/2BTH, Screened Lanai, Wi/Fi Pool & Tennis Seasonal & Monthly Rates Owner 786-877-5330 miamiblocks@bellsouth.netNS 10/19 CC TFN 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 472-1617NS 12/14 NC TFN 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 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. #051047NS 10/26 PC TFN 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 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.RS 1/4 CC 1/4 HELP WANTEDSeasonal help wanted, womens sportswear/swimwear shop on Sanibel. Call Jeff at 239-992-4546. NS 1/4 CC 1/11 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.comCAPTAINS WALK CONDOJust listed! Sanibel 2/2 corner top oor. Newer kitchen lots of light. East end walk to beach. Best buy on island $ 224,500. Go to www.TeamSanibel.comGlenn Carretta Broker Associate Now With VIP Realtors glennc@coconet.com239-850-9296www.TeamSanibel.com RS 1/4 CC 1/4


VACATION RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL CAR FOR SALE WANTED TO BUY LOST AND FOUND BOATS CANOES KAYAKS FOR SALE CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION 29B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 4, 2013DUNES 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 DOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800RS 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 239-472-2311 RS 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 ANNUAL 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 LOST AND FOUNDLost Ladies Watch Make: Brighton Area of Mucky Duck on Captiva Island Lost on Dec. 10, 2012 around noon If found call: 941-639-5395NS 12/28 CC TFN HUGE ESTATE/JEWELRY SALEHappy New Year Clearance 30% off all 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 1/4 CC TFN GARAGE SALEBig Garage Sale. Many unique household items. Scuba gear, baby items, furniture, etc. 1290 Sand Castle Road. Fri. & Sat. 8:00-2:00NS 1/4 CC 1/4 TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED LOG ONTO: IslandSunNews.comCLICK ON PLACE CLASSIFIED


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 30B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 4, 2013 Hello, my name is Devon and I am a two-year-old male tri-colored German Shepherd mix. Im a shy boy but a real charmer. My ideal new best friend would be someone that will take the time to exercise me and be as much of a companion to me as I will be in return. Im alert and smart, so feel free to teach me new things. My adoption fee is $55 (regularly $75) during Animal Services Real Housepets of Lee County Adoption Promotion. Hello, my name is Mattie and I am a one-year-old male orangeand-white domestic short hair. My brother Maddox, sister Madge and I have been at the shelter since October waiting for a home. We are all adorable. We dont have to be adopted together, but wouldnt mind if someone wanted all of us. Cats are two for one, so why not start off the New Year with lots of love? My adoption fee is $30 (regularly $50) during Animal Services Real Housepets of Lee County Adoption Promotion. For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www. LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office, off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/ neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee, and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500. Mattie ID# 551777 Devon ID# 554551 photos by squaredogphoto.comEmail your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com




Florida: Bonita Springs, Fort Myers, Naples, Ocala, Sanibel and Captiva Islands North Carolina: Cashiers, Highlands, Lake Glenville, Lake Toxaway and Sapphire ValleySanibel Authentic Beach Home Gorgeous Setting on High Ridge Super Wide Beach Views & Sunsets All New Interior, Casual Elegance Beautifully Landscaped with Coconut & Royal Palms $3,000,000 MLS 2121264 McMurray & Nette, 239.281.4435 Captiva Beach Gem Extraordinary 4BD/4BA Captiva Cottage Gulf Side Porches Lead to Beach Charming Interior with French Doors & Fireplace Outstanding Rental History $4,850,000 MLS 2121281 Sarah Ashton 239.691.4915 Mediterranean Beauty on Captiva Castello del Oceano 6 Bedroom, 6 Bath on Andy Rosse Ln Private, Tropical Courtyard & Pool Exquisitely Furnished and Finished $1,999,000 MLS 2110562 Fred Newman or Vicki Panico 239.826.2704 Gulf Front Captiva Estate 4 BD/3 BA Steps to 132 ft. Beautiful Gulf Frontage Gorgeous Heated Pool & Spa Direct Access Dockage $3,995,000 MLS 2121356 Jim Branyon 239.565.3233 Incredible Beach Front Estate 3BD/2BA located on West Gulf Drive 100 of Beach Frontage Beautifully Groomed Grounds Awe Inspiring Water & Sunset Views $3,395,000 MLS 2120883 McMurray & Nette 239.850.7888 Gulf-Front Sanddollar Condo Stylish & Sophisticated 2BD/2BA Resort Amenities on Spacious Grounds Gulf Front Lanai with Gorgeous Views Light & Bright Corner Location $899,000 MLS 2120828 Reader Weaver & Rosario 239.464.2249 Energy Ef cient New Construction 4BD/3BA Near Beach Cottage Captiva Vacation Retreat Income Producing Opportunity Only NEW Const. in Captivas Village $1,745,000 MLS 2120822 John & Denice Beggs 239.357.5500 Spectacular Pointe Santo Unit 2BD/2BA with Stunning Gulf Views Remodeled with Exquisite Upgrades Excellent Income Producer Resort Amenities $982,000 MLS 2120709 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Beachview Country Club 3BD/2BA, Cul-de-Sac Setting Spectacular Views of Multiple Lakes Well-Designed Floor Plan Updated Kitchen, Vaulted Ceilings & More! $680,000 MLS 2121437 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Unique Roosevelt Channel Offering Two Homes Located on over 1.5 Acres Two Pools. Two Boat Lifts Bay House and Orange-U-Glad Built by Wolter Group in 2002 $3,899,000 MLS 2121333 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Sandpiper Beach 2BD/2BA with Stunning Water Views Spacious, Updated & Beautifully Furnished Quiet 27 Unit Complex on 13 Acres Resort Amenities $625,000 MLS 2121425 Sally Davies 239.691.3319 Sunset Beach Villas Captiva Second Floor Gulf Views 2BD/2BA at South Seas Great Vacation Getaway Rental Options Available $595,000 MLS 2110268 Fred Newman or Vicki Panico 239.826.2704 Captiva Charm Captiva 5 Bedrooms, 5.5 Bathrooms Direct Bay Front Estate Private Dock w/10,000lb Lift Open Pool & Porches Overlooking Bay $3,225,000 MLS 2900722 Reader Weaver & Rosario 239.464.2249 Tanglewood 3BD, Direct Beach Front w/Pool Low Density East End, Private Location Spectacular Beach Views $1,179,000 MLS 2121169 McMurray & Nette 239.281.4435239.472.0078 | 800.805.0168RoyalShellSales.com | RoyalShell.com Real Estate We make it easy. You make it home. NEW LISTING Rare Opportunity-Lands End-Captiva 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath South Seas Resort Breathtaking Water Views Beautiful Kitchen with Granite/Stainless Just Steps to the Water $1,299,000 MLS 2110386 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Sanibel Mediterranean Beauty Absolutely Gorgeous 4BD/5.5BA Directly Across From Beach Salt Water Pool & Spa Spectacular Wide Open Water Views $2,095,000 MLS 2110749 McMurray & Nette 239.281.4435 We make it easy. You make it home. NEW LISTING32B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 4, 2013