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: 01-11-2013
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Sanibel (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Captiva (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Lee County (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: 7:18 5:54 7:18 5:55 7:18 5:56 7:18 5:57 7:18 5:57 7:18 5:58 7:18 5:59 VOL. 20, NO. 29 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA JANUARY 11, 2013 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FT MYERS, FL PERMIT #5718 Postal Customer ECRWSS Read Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Spamalot Opens FridayThou needst not adhere to the cult of Monty Python to get a kick out of Spamalot, the Arthurian musical spoof that opens January 11 at BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater. A musical comedy lovingly ripped off from the 1974 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Monty Pythons Spamalot is a highly irreverent parody involving King Arthur and his loyal subjects in medieval England. Spamalot is full to the brim with Monty Python humor. The story follows the adventures of King Arthur (played by Jason Loete) and his Knights of the Round Table on their quest to discover the Holy Grail. Along the way, they are joined by such memorable characters as Sir Lancelot (Matthew Alan Schmidt), Sir Robin (John Ramsey), The Black Knight (Robby May) and The Ladycontinued on page 38 Jason Loete as King Arthur in Monty Pythons SpamalotShell Museum Gears Up For Beatles-Themed GalaThe Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum and The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company invite you to the annual museum gala, Under The Sea: In an Octopuss Garden with You. The gala will be held January 27 from 5 to 10 p.m. at The Sanctuary Golf Club. To help promote the event, sponsors have been featured wearing wigs and outfits loosely based on four famous albums covers by The Beatles. This years gala has a groovy 1960s theme and the BeatleBeat Tribute Band will provide the entertainment. Guests are encouraged to break out their tie-dye and bell bottoms to add to the flair. There will be cocktails and dinner, a silent auction featuring a plethora of goods and services donated by local merchants, and live auction items that are sure to raise significant money to benefit the museums educational programs. Tickets are $125 per person and space is limited. Register online at www. shellmuseum.org or call 395-2233. Sponsors of the gala, top from left: James Young, Terry Igo, Betsey Houston and Richard Pyle (Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, Grand Sponsor); Janet Strickland (Law Offices of Janet Strickland, PA), Chris Davison (Island Inn), Evelyn Stewart (Adventures in Paradise) and Richard Johnson (Baileys General Store). Bottom from left: Doug Babcock (Tween Waters Inn), Matt Asen (The Timbers Restaurant), Dan Schuyler (Lily & Co. Jewelry Gallery), and Jos H. Leal, museum director and curator; Steve Brettholtz (Myers, Brettholtz & Co.), Marty Harrity (Doc Fords Sanibel), John Grey (John Grey Painting) and Ken Kouril (The Sanctuary Golf Club).Generations Of Tradition Combined In Cirque Vertigo PerformanceFor hundreds of years, the highest arts in the circus world have been nurtured and expanded by a handful of families who have made performing their family business. Generation after generation, these families have been considered the royalty of the performing world. Two of these world-renowned families come together to present Cirque Vertigo at the Sanibel Community Association (SCA) gala on Saturday, January 26. This is SCAs major fundraiser benefiting The Community House. Led by Simon Arestov and Lyric Wallenda, Cirque Vertigo brings together the Arestov family, which originated in the famed Russian circus, and the Wallenda family, which originated in Germany and has achieved worldwide acclaim for their dramatic aerial and high wire work. The combination is more than professional, as Simon and Lyric became man and wife in early 2012, continuing a long tradition of circus families joining together through marriage. In Cirque Vertigo, the couple has assembled a group of award continued on page 5 Ivan Arestov demonstrates the art of Ultimate Wheels, a unicycle with no seat


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 20132 Notes From The Sanibel Historical Village GardenMuseum Director Karl Rodman reports museum staff has finally learned which crops can make it through the hot Sanibel summer most notably jicama. Jicama is new to me, and it grew all summer, Rodman said. It is now being cut up and put into salad. However, that wasnt the only vegetable doing quite well in the garden. This fall, the tomatoes are thriving like never before, Rodman reports. And Im always surprised to discover that nothing is as happy to grow in our garden as is the cabbage, year after year. Karen Searles, a master gardener, has come aboard this year and gave Rodman a jar of her calamondin (a small citrus tree) jam. It was delicious, and we are looking to plant a calamondin tree, he added. Wouldnt it be fun to have a special day next year when we share our own calamondin jam with everyone who comes to the museum? Learn more at the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village, open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit the Museum Gift Shop, which carries a variety of items for children, including coloring books and paper dolls, replicas of Confederate silver and Union gold, certificates of parole and more. In addition, the gift shop carries sailors valentines, pine needle baskets, and handmade aprons in adult and childrens sizes plus aprons to fit American Girl dolls. All the merchandise in the museum store is made in America. continued on page 4 Sanibel was known for its delicious tomatoes, and these tiny cherry tomatoes in the village garden tasted great One of the healthiest vegetables, Swiss chard is thriving at the village The Sanibel Historical Village garden serves as a reminder that Sanibel was once a farming community and that most people grew their own vegetables p S eason Sp onso r 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 J anuary 11 February 16 8 PM Jan. 23 & Feb. 6 2 PM Mat in e $ 42 C hild 17 & Under $ 20


3 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 2013 DDWS Campaign To Purchase Woodring PropertyThe Ding Darling Wildlife SocietyFriends of the Refuge (DDWS) has embarked on a preservation campaign to acquire 6.56 acres on Sanibel Islands Woodring Point for the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge and to update and enhance the refuges Education Center. The propertys preservation is a cooperative effort. DDWS and Lee Countys Conservation 20/20 program will each purchase part of the land, contingent on the refuge assuming responsibility to restore and manage both parcels. DDWS must raise private funds to purchase its parcel. The Woodring family, who homesteaded the property in the 1800s, currently owns the property, which is adjacent to the refuge and privately owned conservation lands. The purchase of the Woodring property will benefit the refuge the key parcel necessary to re-create an intact habitat on the point. Its location at the entrance to Tarpon Bay, a vital habitat and feeding grounds for a variety of at-risk species and other fauna, makes its preservation especially critical, according to refuge biologists. If not preserved by the refuge, the land could be developed with as many as five dwellings, each permitted a boat dock extending into Tarpon Bay. Construction of new homes and the increase in boat traffic would have significant impact on the habitat of both the land and marine species that live or feed on or near this property. With a successful campaign, this land purchase will protect rare bay beach habitat that more than 80 different land and marine species call home or visit for food and shelter, said DDWS President John McCabe. Our goal is to raise $1.4 million for the land purchase. The Education Center, which hundreds of thousands of people from around the world visit annually, is vital to the refuges mission of conservation education. Built and equipped over a decade ago, it will benefit from this campaign with the replacement of obsolete technology, the repair and updating of exhibits, and improved public access, including an elevator. To properly enhance the Education Center, we hope to raise an additional $400,000, for a total of $1.8 million. The partnership of Lee County with the refuge to purchase and manage the property depends upon DDWSs ability to raise the additional necessary funds to save one of the last remaining bay beach properties on Sanibel. With a time-sensitive fundraising deadline of September 2013 to purchase the Woodring property, we will need major gift commitments to this campaign in order to be successful, said McCabe. We look to our supportive community to help us save another environmentally crucial and historic parcel of Sanibel Island. As chairman of this Preservation Campaign, I am so excited that the Society already has raised $715,000 in gifts and pledges towards the $1.8 million goal, said Jim Sprankle. It is an exciting effort and one I am honored to be a part of. For more information, contact DDWS Executive Director Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566 or director@dingdarlingsociety.org. DDWS hopes to save the Woodring parcel on Tarpon Bay from future development DDWS President John McCabe and Campaign Chairman Jim Sprankle in the Refuge Education Center that will benefit partially from the refuge capital campaign Whats Happening At The House In 2013 Telephone: (239) 472-2155info@sanibelcommunityhouse.net 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 Cirque Vertigo GalaJan. 26, 6:30 pm $100 Tickets on sale nowFitness Beyond 50Jan. 30, 3 pm Interactive Author Presentation and book signing Members Free, Non-Members $5Dance 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


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 20134 Historical Village Thanks Sanibel Community For Auction ItemsAs the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village prepares for its February 5 fundraiser, Its Paradise Because, the auction committee praised the Sanibel community for its generosity in donating auction items.People and businesses have been just wonderful, so we have a lot of great things for the silent auction, said Gail Garlinghouse, co-chair of the auction committee with Blair Wyatt. We look forward to the excitement when the bidding starts. The event will feature four of Sanibels treasured islanders and their stories presented in a unique and fun way. The afternoon will be highlighted with a little Sanibel history, a luncheon, plus live and silent auctions. The Sanibel Historical Museum and Villages mission is to preserve, protect and share the historical heritage of Sanibel for the educational benefit of Sanibel residents and visitors. The village is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. It operates as a nonprofit organization and is located at 950 Dunlop Road (next to BIG ARTS). Admission is $5 for adults over 18; members are free. For more information, call 472-4648. The Sanibel Historical Museum and Villages auction committee with some donated silent auction items. From left is Anita Smith, Judy Yenkole, Blair Wyatt, Janet Frizzell and Gail Garlinghouse From page 2Notes From The GardenThe village operates as a nonprofit organization with a mission to preserve, protect and share the islands history. It is located at 950 Dunlop Road (next to BIG ARTS). Admission is $5 for adults over 18; members are free. For more information, call 472-4648 or visit www. sanibelmuseum.org. MOAA Monthly MeetingThe next meeting of the Lee Coast Chapter of MOAA (Military Officers Association of America) will be held at Crown Colony Golf and Country Club at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, January 21. The speaker will be Dr. Michael Deebe, a history professor specialist on the Civil War and author of several books on the subject. He will speak on Lincolns assassination theories and other events that led to the Civil War. Former, retired or active-duty uniformed officers who are interested in joining MOAA should contact Joe Smaha at 395-0776 for membership information. Available at:Sanibel Art & Frame 630 Tarpon Rd. Sanibel 395-1350 Two Islands Gallery Chadwicks Square Captiva 472-7633www.ikkimatsumoto.com Ikki Matsumoto Paintings & PrintsBird?, What Bird! 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 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


5 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 2013 Community Association Offers Secure ShreddingThe Sanibel Community Association (SCA) will once again be hosting a drive to shred your unneeded documents and papers on Saturday, January 19, between 9 a.m. and noon at The Community House. The New Year is the perfect time to organize your home and office. Its also ta good time to destroy the sensitive documents you no longer need. With identity theft a growing problem, its advisable to dispose of unwanted financial and personal files so they dont end up in the wrong hands. Bring documents such as bank statements, credit cards receipts, old checks, income tax returns or anything that contains personal information, while watching the professionals at Secure Shredding, Inc. pulverize your papers into bits within mere minutes. The event is open to the public. The fee is $5 for one or two boxes per car. If you have more boxes, an additional donation is requested. All proceeds go to the Community House operating fund so additional donations are always encouraged. For more information on this event or other SCA sponsored events, go to www. sanibelcommunityhouse.net or call 472-2155. Secure shredding will be done while you wait on Saturday, January 19 PETE CLAPP a Silver Chest Promotion P.O. Box 291021 Tampa, FL 33687 1-813-228-0038 $1 OFFwith this ad at theSanibel Community House2173 Periwinkle Way ANTIQUE ANTIQUE SHOW SHOWonSanibel Island We Are Back! Saturday, January 12th Saturday, January 12th 10am 5pm & Sunday, January 13th Sunday, January 13th 11am 4pm $6 6 Both Days Both Days One Admission One Admission From page 1Cirque Vertigowinning artists who display an exotic blend of strength, balance, humor, skill, beauty and grace, all drawn from the classic tradition of the European performing arts. The Arestov family is well represented in many of the Cirque Vertigo company performances. In addition to Simon, the company also includes his father Alexander, mother Elena, and brother Ivan. The Arestovs are products of the famous Moscow Circus School, where they concentrated on acrobatics and balance skills, and for many years were featured performers in the Moscow State Circus. Simon began his professional career at the age of four, performing in his parents troupe. At age 13, he began performing the Rola Bola, in which he portrays difficult acrobatic maneuvers while balanced precariously on a small platform above the audience. The Rola Bola has become Simons signature act, one of many he and his family members will display at The Community House benefit show. Lyric Wallenda is a seventh generation aerialist and the great granddaughter of the legendary Karl Wallenda. Lyric had her professional debut at age five with her familys troupe. In addition to performing on the high wire, she has become an expert in graceful aerial performances utilizing suspended rings, ropes and fabric elements. Her list of featured acts include: Aerial Chiffon, Aerial Lyra, the Sway Pole, the Aerial Perch and the Spanish Web, all performed high above the audience. The Wallenda family devloped its circus roots in Germany as far back as 1780. In the early 1920s, Karl Wallenda brought his family to the U.S. where they performed with the Ringling Brothers Greatest Show On Earth. They developed a high wire act which gained great fame in the 1930s and 1940s, earning them the popular nickname The Flying Wallendas. The Wallendas became famous for performing a threelevel human pyramid on the high wire involving as many as eight people, and they performed without a net. For the Cirque Vertigo performance at The Community House, the main auditorium will be transformed into an intimate theater in the round, with performers on stage and suspended from the ceiling high. There will be a reception with light refreshments at 6:30 p.m., prior to the performance. Food will be provided by Cips Place, Key Lime Bistro, Sweet Melissa Caf, Traders and The Sanctuary Golf Club. Alcoholic beverages will be available for a donation. Members of the Cirque Vertigo company will perform close-up atmospherical demonstrations for guests during the reception. Admission is $100 per person (tax deductible), with all proceeds benefiting operation of The Community House. Call 472-2155 for tickets. Seats are limited. Primary sponsorship for the gala is provided by The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company.


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 20136 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 and 11 a.m. Cardio, muscle strengthening and flexibility training with hand weights, stretch cords, chairs and stability balls. Mahnaz Bassiri is the instructor. Power Hour Fitness Tuesday and Thursday at 8 a.m. Hand weights, stretch cords 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. Learn to Play Mahjohgg with Katie Reid January session: 23, 24, 28 and 30; February session: 11, 18, 25 and March 4, 9 a.m. to noon. Class is limited to four or eight students and you must be able to attend all classes in the session. Supplies are provided. Cost is $12.50 for members and $25 for non-members. Arts & Crafts Fair February 9, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Holiday bazaar vendors will have a variety of handmade items including fused glass, jewelry, purses, photographs, paintings, cards, shell crafts, pottery, jam, chutney, macram and fabric and hand-knit apparel. Hot dogs will be served during the fair. Third Annual Justine Smith Charity Bridge Tournament Friday, February 15 at 1 p.m. Local merchants will contribute gifts that will be awarded during the tournament. All proceeds will go to PAWS, a Sanibel charity for the care, foster and placement of stray animals. Cost is $20 per person. Intermediate Bridge Lessons with Linda Tedeschi Mondays, February 11, 18, 25 and March 4, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Basic knowledge of the game is required. Learn more about playing the hand and get tips for winning defense. Basic Bridge Lessons with Bruce and Christl Smith February 5, 7, 12 and 14, 9 a.m. to noon. You must be able to attend all four classes. Cost is $10 for members and $20 for non-members. 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 Wednesday, February 13 at 2:30 p.m., Clays Quilt by Silas House. After his mother is killed, four-year-old Clay Sizemore finds himself alone in a small Appalachian mining town. Together, the townfolk help Clay fashion a quilt of life from the treasured pieces that surround him. Computer Classes Having Fun With Facebook Thursday, January 31, 1 to 3 p.m. Cost is $30 for members, $45 for non-members. Limit six per class. Computer Intro to PC February 4, 6, 8, 13 and 15, 1 to 3:30 p.m. This class is designed for the novice user. Instructors Bruce and Christl Smith will explain the basics without a lot of jargon.You must be able to attend all five sessions. Cost is $115 for members and $150 for nonmembers. Limit six students. Protect Yourself and Your PC Online February 7, 1 to 3 p.m. This class is designed to give you facts and specific tips to give you peace of mind when using the Internet. Patty Waters is the instructor. Tenth Annual Coping with Life Series January 18, 12:30 p.m. Memory Strategies with Cindi Ryerson of Millennium Cognitive Caf. Limited to 25 participants. Cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. An overview of how the brain functions, how to stay brain fit, strategies to assist with memory in everyday life, and how to tap into cognitive domains that help ward off the potential of Alzheimers and dementia. January 25, 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. February 1, 12 to 4 p.m. Parish Nurses Senior Health Fair, sponsored by St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, and St. Isabel Catholic Church. Health screenings include memory, hearing, vision, glucose, blood pressure and balance. February 8, 1:30 p.m. How Do You Know When Its Time To Make A Move To Assisted Living by McKenzie Mills, assisted living healthcare marketing specialist for Shell Point Retirement Community. This presentation will provide you with a better understanding of what the differences are between independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing care. February 22, 1:30 p.m. Damaris Peters Pike in A Daughter Remembers Irving Berlin. Limited seating. Cost is a $5 donation for members and $10 for non-members. Tuesday Kayaking January 29, February 5, 12, 19 and 26, 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 February 9, 2 p.m. Miracle on South Division Street by Tom Dudzick. A new family comedy and regional theater premier from the author of Over the Tavern and Greetings. The center has reserved discounted seats for Saturday 2 p.m. matinees. Call the center for details. 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, double-occupancy for members and $549 per person double occupancy for non-members; $749 single for members and $799 single for non-members. Tuesday, January 29 Boca Raton Museum of Art plus Mizner Park. Includes transportation, admission to the Boca Raton Museum, shopping and lunch (on your own) at Mizner Park. Cost is $49 for members and $59 for non-members. Fort Myers pick up at 7:30 a.m. Bridge 1 p.m. Monday and Wednesday Hand & Foot 1 p.m. Tuesday Mahjongg 1 p.m. Thursday Mexican Train 1 p.m. Thursday Cost is $2.50 for members and $5 for non-members. Prizes are awarded. The Center 4 Life is holding a raffle drawing for an original painting by local artist Bea Pappas. Pappas has been painting for 47 years and teaching for 32 years. She continues to study with artists she respects and admires. She is an exhibiting artist at the North Shore Art Association in Gloucester, Massachusetts and a signature member of ISEA (International Society of Experimental Artists). Tickets are $5 each or six for $25 and are available at the front desk at the Center 4 Life on Library Way. The painting is on display at the center. The drawing will be held March 6. Call the center at 472-5743 for details on programs or stop by to register.




ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 20138 Rec Center Kids Hunt For Air Potatoesby Jeff LysiakA dozen youngsters from the Sanibel Recreation Center visited SCCFs Markay Preserve last Thursday morning during their annual air potato roundup, harvesting hundreds of samples of the invasive plant species from property located behind St. Isabel Catholic Church. According to Holly Downing, environmental specialist for the City of Sanibel, the air potato is a vigorously twining herbacious vine which sprouts from underground or aerial tubers called bulbils. Its stems can grow 60 to 70 feet in length, up to eight inches in a single day. As Downing explained to the children, who were eager to collectsas many air potatoes as possible, the bulbils can be the size of small marbles or as large as softballs. Their color can range from a light tan to a dark coffee color. As an example, she pulled out an air potato that resembled a miniature baseball glove. Arming themselves with gardening gloves and sturdy recyclable shopping bags, the group headed into a wooded area of the Markay Preserve, quickly stumbling upon a harvest of air potatoes both on the ground and still hanging from their vines. This is like going on an Easter egg hunt, said Will Lejeune, whose sack quickly filled with bulbils. Yeah, its sort of like trick-or-treating but for air potatoes, quipped Amberlyn Wedge. After scouring the woods and filling their bags, each youngster brought their bulbil collection back to Downing. Praising their efforts, she weighed each bag turned in. The top collector was Will Lejeune, who picked up a whopping 20.6 pounds of bulbils. Still eager, the kids decided to head back into the woods to see if they could find even more air potatoes. Downing also noted that next year, the city hopes to take part in a U.S. Department of Agriculture-approved program which has developed an air potato-eating beetle (Liliocercis cheni), a biocontrol agent which it is hoped will lessen the infestation of the invasive plant species throughout Florida. Islanders who may find an air potato plant on their property can do their part to remove it by pulling the vine by hand. The bulbils may be plucked off the vine or picked up off the ground before they can germinate. Resident who collect air potato bulbils should place them with their household garbage, not with other yard waste. That way, they will be incinerated. Downing also noted that bulbils are killed when placed in the freezer overnight. Kids from the Sanibel Recreation Center searched for air potatoes on SCCF property behind St. Isabel Catholic Church. Participants included Will and Ben Lejeune, Liam Murray, Ethan Mathusa, Seth, Mason and Dalton Stanley, Amberlyn Wedge, Liam Tritaik, Johnny Clark, Miley Cajigas and Elliott DeCosta. Leading the group were city employees Holly Downing, Thomas Downing and Joe Stack photos by Jeff Lysiak Fresh Certi ed Organic Produce Delicious Snacks, Treats and Drinks Wide Selection of Gluten Free and Vegan Products Highest Quality Supplements & Nutraceuticals THE ONLY ORGANIC HEALTH THE ONLY ORGANIC HEALTH FOOD STORE ON THE ISLAND! FOOD STORE ON THE ISLAND! Home of the sanibel sprout food co-op & Home of the sanibel sprout food co-op & Nikkis Sprout Spout: Our organic juice & Nikkis Sprout Spout: Our organic juice & smoothie bar & gourmet vegan delights! smoothie bar & gourmet vegan delights! Mon.-Sat.: 7am-6pm Fri. & Sat. 9pm-11pm (nightbirds welcome!) Mon.-Sat.: 7am-6pm Fri. & Sat. 9pm-11pm (nightbirds welcome!) Healthy Happy Hour every Friday 5-6pm All juice bar drinks 50% off Healthy Happy Hour every Friday 5-6pm All juice bar drinks 50% off Located at: 2330 Palm Ridge Road, Suite 9 239-472-4499Visit our website at: www.thesanibelsprout.com Please join us on Facebook Let food be thy medicine & medicine be thy food. Hippocrates 460 BC The Sanibel Sprout The Sanibel Sprout Your place to thrive! Your place to thrive! Organic Nutritious Healthy Lifestyle Organic Nutritious Healthy Lifestyle Island Winds CoiffuresHair Salon for Women & Men 695 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel Promenade 472-2591 H "Let us Pamper You!" P Wb P Wb "Josephine" "Josephine" tnfr tnfr Facial Facial Threading Threading ... ...(tr rf fb) NEW CUSTOMERS ALWAYS WELCOME!Featuring Manicures Pedicures Cuts Color Perms Tahitian Gardens, Sanibel 239-395-5353www.SynergySportswear.com


9 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 2013 Holly Downing, environmental specialist for the City of Sanibel, shows off an air potato that looks like a baseball glove Rec Center counselor Thomas Downing, right, leads a group of youngsters through Markay Preserve 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 Ben and Will Lejeune display the biggest air potatoes they collected Liam Tritaik pulls air potatoes directly off the vine Ethan Mathusa carries a sack filled with air potatoes Holly Downing weighs Amberlyn Wedges bag of air potatoes Our email address is 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 11, 201310 Coffee Shop Clears Hurdles Despite Safety Concernsby Anne MitchellDespite challenges including being located in a bald eagle nest buffer zone, having wetlands in the backyard and being situated in Sanibels highest traffic area near the four-way stop, Bennetts Roast was cleared Tuesday for a city permit for a 40-seat coffee shop with bonus outdoor seating. Much praise was handed out from both sides for the way the applicants and city staffers worked together to overcome these hurdles. The applicants, Joe Schwartzel, owner of JCKC, LLC, the property owner, and Bob Grissinger, owner of Bennetts Roast, attended the planning commission hearing with their attorney, Steve Hartsell. The commissioners voted unanimously with John Talmage absent to allow two variances, a conditional use permit and a development permit for the project in a former real estate office at 1020 Periwinkle Way, just east of the Lazy Flamingo. The building dates back to 1977. The variances would not have been needed except that the applicants took city staff suggestions to have dual instead of single driveway for the sake of traffic safety, which led to the proposed outdoor dining deck being relocated, resulting in encroachments on the vegetation buffer and road setback. The city classifies Bennetts Roast as a fast food restaurant, which requires more parking than a traditional restaurant, and calls for a conditional use permit. City planner Roy Gibson reported that staff recommended approval of the variances with 13 conditions, including not starting outdoor construction until eagle nesting season ends on May 16 or the eagle chick or chicks believed to have already hatched have left the nest. Also, a specimen strangler fig at the rear of the 1.26-acre property, which is in the citys general commercial district, must be preserved. Pedestrian and cyclist safety was foremost in the commissioners minds, and at least four pushed for adding a whitestriped crosswalk, even if it was only a temporary fix. However, Gibson said the city is doing a study on where such crossings are needed in that area and two others and will address them all at the same time. I dont see why we need to have a fatality before we institute one of these, commented Commissioner Phillip Marks. City Attorney Ken Cuyler said, I want it to be clear that the city is well aware of the issues on Periwinkle this restaurant is moving up consideration for crosswalks and we have to be deliberate. Schwartzel has offered to provide an easement at the front of the property in case the city opts to add a bike path. A path from Bailey Road to Bennetts, the Lazy Flamingo and Dairy Queen was discussed Tuesday as something that would help with public safety, though no decision was made. No objection from residents or business owners have been received by the city, Gibson noted. However, resident Larry Schopp told commissioners the application failed to meet three requirements of the Sanibel Land Development Code. He said not having bonus outdoor dining would not make the property unusable and many island restaurants dont have it. Commissioner Chuck Ketteman replied, My view is in fact they have very well met the criteria, while fellow Commissioner Tom Krekel added, Originally, they were in compliance with the deck and the planning department asked them to (move) it. Hartsell said his clients feel that input from city staff improved the project. Its said that a camel is a horse designed by a committee, he remarked, and while collaborative efforts are not always successful like a camel being described as a horse designed by a committee this was not the case. I am happy to say that what we have today is a real thoroughbred and not a camel. That is because of the number of suggestions and comments made during the process, Hartsell said. Commission To Tackle Nuisance Property RulesThe issue of neglected and so-called nuisance homes and businesses on Sanibel will be taken up on Tuesday, January 22 by the planning commission. The city council has decided to address the problem, which while not widespread, has drawn increasing complaints from neighboring property owners. The commission will work on a draft ordinance that will give Sanibel the tools to bring neglected properties into compliance something missing in the current codes. Sometimes it is knee-high weeds and grass, or it can be torn pool screens that are deemed attractive nuisances. Other problems include rotted stairs and crumbling chimneys and decks and structures that can be a hazard during storms. But unless they are dangerous, the city has no power to take action. Some are in foreclosure or bankruptcy. Once crafted, the ordinance will require passage by the city council before going into effect. Valiquette And Marks Re-ElectedBy a unanimous vote on Tuesday, the Sanibel Planning Commission re-elected Mike Valiquette and Phillip Marks for another year as chairman and vice chairman, respectively. No other nominations were offered. 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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. SUNDAY, JANUARY 13 AT 6:15 P.M. 15100 SHELLPOINTBLVD. FORTMYERS, FL 33908 CALL(239) 454-2147for information or visit www.shellpoint.org/seasonofpraise to get tickets. THE VILLAGE CHURCH AT SHELL POINTTIM ZIMMERMAN & THE KINGS BRASSTim Zimmerman & The Kings Brass present hymn classics with a contemporary flair. Featuring three trumpets, three trombones, a tuba, percussion and keyboards, these instrumentalists blend together to create a time of innovative worship that will be enjoyed by all generations. Tickets Just $10 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 201312 Interfaith Holocaust Study On SanibelTwo Sanibel clergy Rabbi Selwyn Geller of Temple Bat Yam and Rev. Dr. John H. Danner, Senior Pastor of Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ will co-teach a threeweek series on the Holocaust, held on Wednesdays, January 9 through 23, with identical sessions being offered at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Rabbi Geller and Pastor Danner will cover the historical, theological and ethical issues raised by the Holocaust in their course titled Lessons from the Holocaust: A Jewish-Christian Conversation. Pastor Danner and Rabbi Geller have exchanged pulpits in the past, and both lead congregations that meet at the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ. The church was founded in 1977, and the current building erected in 1986. Bat Yam, Temple of the Islands, a Reform congregation, was founded in 1991. Rabbi Geller is originally from New York, and served as an Air Force chaplain for many years. A graduate of Brooklyn College, Rabbi Geller also graduated from the Air Command and Staff College. He taught at the Air Force Chaplain School in Montgomery, Alabama, and retired later as the Chaplain of the National Defense University. He served during both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Additionally, Rabbi Geller attended Georgetown Universitys Foreign Service School and Princeton Universitys graduate Politics Department. He has served congregations in New Jersey and Pennsylvania prior to coming to Sanibel. He is married to the form Eva Rubinstein, and the father of a daughter living in Israel with her husband and their two children. Pastor Danner was raised in New Hampshire and has been serving as a pastor for over 30 years. He graduated from Bradford College, and holds degrees from the University of Maine and Bangor Theological Seminary. He studied Church History at Boston University and received his PhD in 1989. He is also a Fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. Prior to coming to Sanibel, Pastor Danner served congregations in the Northeast, and was Senior Pastor at the Saugatuck Congregational Church in Westport, Connecticut, prior to moving to Sanibel in 2010. He has published several articles in The Christian Century and other journals, and is a contributor to Touch Holiness and a forthcoming collection of liturgical resources. He is married to Linda Bradbury-Danner, and together they have three children. For further information and directions, call the church office at 472-0497 or visit the church or temples websites at www. sanibelucc.org and www.batyam.org, respectively. Rabbi Selwyn Geller, left, and Rev. 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13 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 2013 FISH Workshops Open To All Islanders FISH of Sanibel (Friends In Service Here) is pleased to announce upcoming free workshops for the months of January and February as follows: Mom and Toddlers Group Open to All Islanders Monday, January 14 and January 28, 10 to 11 a.m. The Island Moms Group will meet at the FISH Walk-In Center. All island moms of children birth though age 5 are welcome either alone or with their children. It is a time for fun, refreshments, learning and sharing with other moms and their children. Moms work together to research and organize new topics of discussion, introduce interesting speakers and maintain regular gettogether times. This group is sponsored by FISH, Healthy Start of Lee County, and the United Way of Lee County. Empowering Women Group Tuesday, January 15, 10 to 11:00 a.m. This group will meet at the FISH Walk-In-Center to provide a source of support for women. All island women are cordially invited to attend our special womens group as we explore topics related to personal empowerment. Please join us for a time of discussion and refreshments. Cooking With Kids Workshop Thursday, January 24, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the kitchen at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church. The workshop is for children and their parents and a time for fun and learning about nutrition and how to plan healthy meals and snacks for the entire family. It is facilitated by Celia Hill, Home Economics Educator for the University of Florida Lee County Home Extension Program. Participants will cook several entrees and snacks and then enjoy eating them! This workshop is sponsored by FISH of Sanibel and is offered free of charge to all island families. Children ages 3 to 16 and a parent or grandparent are invited to attend. Please call and register to attend. Budgeting Workshop Tuesday, February 19, 10 to 11:30 a.m. FISH will be sponsoring a Budgeting Workshop at the FISH Walk-In-Center. Facilitated by Celia Hill, Home Economist for the Lee County Home Extension, this workshop provides the basic tools for everyone who would like to evaluate their current budget to make changes for better money management and successful budgeting. Free Income Tax Return Preparation The Voluntary Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) will be providing free income tax return preparation for anyone who has earned $35,000 or less during 2012. This program is sponsored through the United Way of Lee County and will be offered at the FISH Walk-In-Center on four dates during tax season. All island residents who meet the income criteria are eligible to receive this free service. You must bring your ID and Social Security cards for all members of your household in addition to all of your income tax records for the year of 2012. Income Tax preparation assistance will be provided on the following four dates: Friday, February 15; Friday, March 1; Friday, March 15 and Friday, April 5. Appointments will be scheduled between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Assistance is scheduled in 45-minute increments. An appointment must be made for a time slot on one of these dates. To sign up or to request more information on these workshops, please call Christine or Jessi at the FISH Walk-InCenter at 472-4775. Renfroe Performs At Sanibel CongregationalOn Sunday, January 13 at 3 p.m., Douglas Renfroe, Cantor and music director at Bat Yam Temple of the Islands, will be heard in concert at Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way. The performance is sponsored by Temple Bat Yam with a freewill offering donation. Renfroe, an internationally acclaimed bass baritone, has performed throughout Europe and the United States at major concert venues, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Westminster Abbey and Tel Aviv Lyric Opera. His theatre credits include touring as Tevye in Fiddler On The Roof with performances in Jerusalem, Bulgaria and Vienna. He has created two equity theatre companies and has appeared in three motion pictures. As a conductor, Dr. Renfroe has appeared at the Varna International Music Festival, the acclaimed Festival at Sea Music Series as well as locally at Barbara B. Mann, Naples Phil and BIG ARTS. In addition to his tenure at Temple Bat Yam, he is the Director of Music and Fine Arts at Beach United Methodist Church on Fort Myers Beach. The January 13 concert will include a variety of musical styles, including Broadway, sacred and light classics. It will also feature Lesley Frost (soprano) and Joy Bowe (piano). As a special musical addition, Rev. John Danner, Pastor at Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ (where the members of Temple Bat Yam meet), will join the ensemble on a few select numbers. Douglas Renfroe 1975-2019 periwinkle way Tahitian Gardens ShopOnSanibel.com Something for Everyone Breakfast & Lunch 7am 2:30pm Kids MenuIsland Style Home Cookin' in Our Open Air KitchenMaking Memories Since 1984 Family Owned & Operated Enjoy Dining At Our Handmade Shadowbox Fossil Seashell TablesNo reservations 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.472-5323


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 201314 Bob Russell To Speak At SCCDr. Bob Russell, former pastor of Americas fifth largest congregation Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky will be speaking at all three morning services on Sunday, January 13 at Sanibel Community Church. Dr. Russell is a spiritual motivator. With a church membership of more than 30,000, Southeast Christian Church has been active in transforming the culture through intentional involvement, based on Biblical principles. Services are at 8, 9 and 11 a.m. On Sunday afternoon, Dr. Russell will lead a seminar from 4 to 6 p.m. in the church Fellowship Hall. The seminar will focus on Christian involvement in all aspects of life. A light meal will be served and child care is provided. The seminar and meal are free and open to the public. Sanibel Community Church is a Christ-centered, non-denomination congregation. The church campus is located at 1740 Periwinkle Way (next to Jerrys Market). For more information, call 4722684 or visit www.sanibelchurch.com. Bob Russell Laces Of Love PresentationAt a recent St. Isabel Womens Guild meeting, a presentation entitled Laces of Love was made by Jeanne Nealon and her assistant, Geri Krout. Laces of Love is a charitable foundation dedicated to giving new shoes (especially sneakers) to low income and disadvantaged children in Lee and Collier counties and in educating the public on the needs of these children. Beginning this month, St. Isabel parishioners will be collecting shoes to donate to this cause. A box has been placed in the church narthex where new childrens shoes may be left at any time. The church is located at 3559 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Call 591-1172 or visit www.lacesoflove. org for more information. Jeanne Nealon and Geri Krout with Arline Ford Temple Bat Yam To Have A Triple CelebrationBat Yam Temple of the Islands will celebrate the 21st anniversary of the founding of the Temple at services on Friday evening, January 18. Potential new members will be welcomed during services and afterwards for refreshments, known as an Oneg Shabbat, to honor the Sabbath. Bat Yams congregation will also host a special speaker that night. Ted Epstein, editor and designer of three Jewish newspapers covering Southwest Florida, The Federation Star (Collier County), LChayim ( Lee and Charlotte Counties), and The Jewish News (SarasotaManatee), will speak about Jewish life in Southwest Florida as seen through an editors eyes. If something Jewish-related is happening from Bradenton to Marco Island, Ted will know about it. Ted is the son of Holocaust survivors, educated in the Orthodox Jewish tradition, who has spent his 30-year career mostly in publishing and marketing. He is a resident of Naples. His presentation promises to be most enlightening. Bat Yam will also celebrate the Jewish New Year of Trees, called Tu BShevat in Hebrew. Tu B Shevat begins at nightfall on the 15th day of the month of Shevat on the Jewish calendar, which corresponds to the evening of the 25th of January this year on the secular calendar. All Jewish holidays begin at sunset before the actual date. One of the customs of Tu BShevat is to eat from seven species of plants, which include: wheat, barley, grapes, pomegranates, olives, figs and. dates. These may be offered as part of the Oneg on that evening.Bat Yam meets for Friday evening Sabbath Services at 8 p.m. in Fellowship Hall of the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, located at 2050 Periwinkle Way. Visitors are always welcome to attend Bat Yams Sabbath Services. For further information call the President, Allan Silberman, at 4725317. Raffle Winner Announced Michael Miller, a Sanibel resident and frequent visitor to the City of Sanibel Recreation Center, won the 50/50 New Years Eve Party raffle. Barry Roth, event chair, called Miller on December 31 at 11:50 p.m. with the good news. Miller received $1,922.50. Proceeds from the raffle also went to the financial assistance program for island workers and residents for their children to attend the after school program, summer day camp, fun days and holiday camp at the recreation center. To learn more about the program, visit mysanibel.com, click on departments, scroll to recreation and click on financial assistance application. Applications are also available at the City of Sanibel Recreation Center. Raffle winner Michael Miller; Andrea Miller, director of The City of Sanibel Recreation Center; and Barry A. Roth, volunteer chair of the City of Sanibel Recreation Centers New Years Eve Party porty Seahorse ShopS e PICK YOUR DISCOUNT Come Celebrate OUR 23 OUR 23 RD RD ANNIVERSARY ANNIVERSARYSALE5% to 30% OFFDiscount applies to all merchandise. Not good on previously purchased merchandise.Door Prizes!THURS., FRI., SAT., SUN., MON. JANUARY 17TH TO 21ST362 Periwinkle Way at the Lighthouse end 472-1858DRAW A DISCOUNT CHIP TO DETERMINE WHAT % YOULL SAVE AT THE REGISTER Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com


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ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 201316 Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting The Lee County Genealogical Society, Inc.s monthly meeting will be held Thursday, January 17 at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 4141 DeLeon Street, Fort Myers. Local author Robert N. Macomber will talk about The Last Men to Die: The Civil Wars Last Great Sea Battle in the Straits of Florida, the story of the final naval confrontation of the Civil War in the Straits of Florida a month after Lees surrender. For more information visit us at www. LCGSFL.org or call Carolyn at 5499625. Doors open at 12:30 p.m., with the business meeting, refreshments and program at 1 p.m. The Civil Wars last great sea battle Wonders Of Wildlife PresentationsCROW, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, will be offering daily Wonders of Wildlife presentations at its Healing Winds Visitor Education Center. All presentations begin at 11 a.m. A $5 donation is requested. There is no charge for members and children 12 and under. Admission includes the opportunity to explore CROWs interactive visitor education center before or after the presentation. The schedule is as follows: Friday, January 11 Why Animals Come to CROW? presented by volunteer Claudia Burns. Do you ever wonder why and how animals wind up at the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife? Saturday, January 12 Sanibel Shorebirds presented by staff member Maureen McLaughlin. You will learn about the many varieties of shorebirds found on the Sanibel beaches as well as how CROWs medical staff treats and rehabilitates those that end up at the hospital. Tuesday, January 15 CROWs Aquatic Patients: Freshwater and Sea Turtles presented by volunteer Beverly Ball and staff member Rachel Rainbolt. You will learn about the sea turtles and freshwater turtles that are native to Southwest Florida as well as how CROWs medical staff treats and rehabilitates them. Wednesday, January 16 Rescue and Release: A History of CROWs Patients presented by volunteer Denny Toll. With his 11-year history of rescues, releases and patient support, Toll will give you an insight on CROWs efforts to save wildlife in addition to tips on how you too can save wildlife in the community. Thursday, January 17 Clinical Rounds presented by DVM Intern Dr. continued on page 20 Junior Coopers hawk Election 2012: Myths And Realitiessubmitted by June SieberBob Schaeffer, National Political Consultant, will address the Democratic Club of the Islands on Thursday, January 17 at 7 p.m. at the Sanibel Public Library, 770 Dunlop Road. He will provide evidence-based analysis of what happened, how and why, in campaign 2012, with a look at the implications for the nation as well as Florida and Lee County. Prior to becoming a full-time consultant in 1984, Schaeffer was editorial writer at the NBC-TV affiliate in Boston, host of a talk show on a regional National Public Radio Station and a writer for an alternative weekly paper. He previously served as research director for the Massachusetts Legislatures Human Services Committee and staffed several activist groups in New England. Over the past four decades, Schaeffer has led more than 275 workshops on political campaign management, media relations, public speaking, strategic planning and advocacy skills for groups in 42 states, Canada and Russia. His publications include the popular political handbook Winning Local and State Elections (Free Press/MacMillan, l986; paperback edition 1998), Giving The Media Your Message and The News Media and The Big Lie. Schaeffer is currently head of Public Policy Communications in Sanibel, works with national non-profit organizations, grassroots activist groups, political campaigns, foundations and socially responsible businesses seeking to deliver their messages to mass audiences more effectively and efficiently. The meeting is free and open to the public. The Democratic Club of the Islands invites all interested islanders as well as any others wishing to get involved in progressive and Democratic politics to attend. We welcome persons of all races, color, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation and national origin. The Democratic Club of the Islands is an authorized organization of the Lee County Democratic Executive Committee, organized to stimulate interest in political and governmental affairs, to educate the electorate about issues, and to further the ideals and principles of the Democratic Party and to foster good fellowship among Democrats and Progressives on Sanibel and Captiva Islands. For more information, call 395-9078 or e-mail demclubislands@gmail.com. a D iscou n t Boat Supply store is comin g to the Ft. Myers Beach Ft Ft My My e rs rs B e a c h & Sanibel Sa Sa n i b e l Ar e a l Finally!


17 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 2013 The City That Almost WasntWhat would Sanibel look like if people did not seize the opportunity for home rule in 1974? The county slated the island for 30,000 density units. A density unit is considered a hotel room, a condo, a part of a duplex or a single family home. Inspired by the conservationist that came before them, a small group of people began conjuring up a vision for incorporation, a way of declaring independence from Lee County. The story of early preservation efforts and the drama that unfolded in the early 1970s are part of a presentation at the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) on Wednesday, January 16 at 2 p.m. The first real steps to protection of the natural resources in this area began with a penned signature of Theodore Roosevelt over 100 years ago. The torch was carried on by people such as Jay Norwood Ding Darling and founders of SCCF. Today, thanks to leadership demonstrated through the decades, Sanibel is considered a model for other communities where economy is driven by conservation and public enjoyment of the natural resources. If you become a member of SCCF, admission is free. Admission for non-members is $5 per person. SCCF is dedicated to the preservation of wildlife habitat and aquatic resources on and around the islands. A crowded beach Another kind of beach crowd follow us on Thur., 1.10.2013 Wed., 1.16.2013 JerrysReuben Panini CrystalWater24/16.9 oz. BottlesTropicanaOrange JuiceSelected Varieties, 59 oz. 399449 99ea. FloridaOranges or GrapefruitItalian RoseFresh SalsaSelected Varieties, 16 oz.449 save50JerrysShrimp Tray Price will varygrab n go 599ea.


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 201318 Spotlight On CHRsubmitted by Claudia BurnsColleen Goff was visiting her brother in Venice, Florida when she learned that the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) was looking for a rehabilitator. As a licensed wildlife rehabilitator in the state of New York, Goff had spent many years helping state troopers rescue animals and assisting with wildlife disaster relief in other states as well. She contacted CROW, presented her credentials, and was hired as senior rehabilitator to oversee the care of animals in CROWs outdoor cages birds of prey, shorebirds, songbirds, ducks, sea turtles, otters, bobcats, squirrels, raccoons and opossums each of which has specific habitat, dietary and medical needs. As a non-profit hospital, CROW cannot pay high salaries, so Goff applied for CHRs affordable housing, was deemed an ideal candidate for the program, and is now renting one of its units. She loves being able to live on Sanibel because she can respond quickly to emergencies at CROW plus enjoy the natural qualities of the island during her free time. Like many island employers, its challenging for us to find experienced workers who can afford to live on Sanibel. Having CHR housing available allows us to offer prospective personnel the opportunity to live on-island and enjoy its natural beauty and unique environment, which makes attracting employees easier for CROW and improves the quality of life for those who are fortunate enough to qualify for the program said Steve Greenstein, executive director of CROW. CHR is a non-profit organization that partners with the City of Sanibel to provide affordable housing to families and individuals who work in and/ or serve the community of Sanibel. Today, CHR administers housing for 150 island residents in 10 rental complexes plus 14 limited equity ownership homes throughout Sanibel, thus facilitating local workforce for island businesses and ensuring economic diversity in our community. For more information on affordable housing opportunities, stop by the CHR office at 2401 Library Way or phone 472-1189. Colleen Goff rescuing an anhinga Colleen Goff driving the CROW van 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 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 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 Email your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com


19 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 2013FISH (Friends In Service Here) of Sanibel and the Charitable Foundation of the Islands (CFI) have been providing assistance to some of our neighbors who are most in need. FISH has had a good working relationship with Charitable Foundation of the Islands since 2011. FISH was the recipient of a generous $25,000 draw down fund award from CFI last year, which was used for specific requests for assistance by the FISH Helping Hands Program. FISH has been very grateful for this CFI fund and would like to share two specific cases illustrating how collaboration with CFI has made a huge difference in the lives of people on our island. The first case is of a single mother of two children a 9-year-old girl and a 11-year-old boy living on Sanibel. The mother recently became single after her husband demanded a divorce and told her that she and the children must leave their rental home immediately. He provided no financial support for the family when the separation occurred. The woman gathered up her own and her childrens belongings, only taking whatever would fit into her car and left for her employer, the only security she knew. The woman and her children lived in the back office of her job for about a week before she was able to muster up the courage to come to FISH for help. After completing the extensive intake process with a social worker and gathering resources, FISH spoke with CFI and explained the clients situation and just how dire it was. FISH and CFI working together, were able to provide financial assistance for this woman to be able to have a security deposit for an apartment for herself and the children, as well as the deposit to have their electricity turned on. The mother and children are now going through the divorce process and are using FISH services, such as the food pantry and support groups. If not for the FISH partnership support with CFI, this family would have remained homeless on Sanibel. The second case is of a couple working in the service industry on island that has a 4-year-old boy and a newborn. This working family makes ends just meet from the income of their two jobs with not much to spare at the end of the month. The husband works on island at a restaurant and his wife works on island at a retail store. The wifes job does not offer maternity leave; therefore, upon the birth of their newborn in July she was out of work for six weeks, thus leaving the family to live on one paycheck at the worst time of year off-season. The husbands hours were reduced during this time for the summer season and his wife being on six weeks leave, the family found themselves in a difficult situation, having two young children and no money to pay for rent and utilities. With the only relatives living thousands of miles away who were unable to assist financially, they had no one to turn to. They had heard about FISH from a neighbor. The couple came into FISH and completed an extensive intake with one of the social workers. After collecting all of the necessary paperwork to complete the intake process, FISH worked with CFI to review the situation of this young family and their needs. Again in partnership with FISH, CFI was able to assist this family by paying the rent and utilities for the period of time that they were struggling to pay. Without the help of CFI, this family may well have lost their rented apartment and the necessary utilities to care for their two young children. FISH is most grateful to CFI for their assistance helping those families who are most in need through the FISH Helping Hands Program. 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 ParkFISH, Charitable Foundation Of The Islands Team Up To Help NeighborsShare your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 201320 Ding Darling To Unveil Crocodile Exhibit At RefugeOn Wednesday, January 16, the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge unveils its new Living with Dinosaurs exhibit in the free Refuge Education Center to commemorate the third anniversary of the refuges beloved female crocodiles death in January 2010. The public is invited to attend the 9 a.m. opening. The exhibit will include the articulated skeleton of the refuge croc against a lifesized photo background of her when she was alive and roamed the island. Signage, a touch screen, and other interactive components will interpret the exhibit and teach visitors about crocodilians -true living dinosaurs. The crocodile first arrived to the islands in 1986, but was soon relocated 70 miles south to the Everglades, home to a breeding crocodile populate, after being marked. She returned shortly thereafter and continued to call Sanibel home for 24 years. Biologists attributed her death in 2010 to a protracted cold spell. Thanks to support from DDWS members Bill and Annie Vanderbilt and John and Kathy McCabe, the refuge was able to have her skeleton articulated. The Education Centers Living With Dinosaurs exhibit enhancements were made possible with a $10,000 grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation. We believe our skeleton to be one of only five full, non-prehistoric crocodile skeletons on permanent display in the country, said DDWS executive director Birgie Vertesch. I doubt theres another with so much emotional attachment to it. The interactive exhibit explores the life of the crocodile, but also the miracle of living dinosaurs alligators and crocodiles that date back to prehistoric times. Hundreds of thousands of visitors, families and school children who visited our refuge were able to learn from her when she was alive, said Supervisory Refuge Ranger Toni Westland. She was a walking educational tool for the importance of protecting endangered and threatened species and the mission of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. After visitors saw her once, when they returned it was the first question they asked: Have you seen the crocodile? She was loved by all. Now her legacy will live on. As a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, DDWS works to support J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuges mission of conservation, wildlife and habitat protection, research and public education through charitable donations and Refuge Nature Shop proceeds. To support DDWS and the refuge with a tax-deductible gift, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org or contact Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566 or director@dingdarlingsociety.org. The refuges departed crocodile endeared herself to refuge volunteers and neighbors photo by Jeff Springer Artists rendering of the refuges forthcoming crocodile exhibit From page 16Wonders Of WildlifeAundria West. CROW operates educational externship and fellowship programs for undergraduate natural sciences and veterinary medicine students. Learn what patients are currently in the hospital and how the medical staff helps to treat over 4,000 patients a year. For more information, visit www.crowclinic.org or call 472-3644. CROW is located at 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road. 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"


21 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 2013 Birding At The PreservesJoin experienced birders on the second and fourth Mondays of the month to visit two island preserves: The Community Park (Mariposa) Trail on city-owned land and Sanibel Gardens Preserves, jointly owned and managed by SCCF and the City of Sanibel. Both new and experienced birders will see a variety of birds in a diversity of wildlife habitat. Botany enthusiasts are also welcome to help identify plants along the trails. All walks begin at 8 a.m., but the locations do vary. All outings are free to everyone. Call SCCF at 472-2329 for more details. Following is the schedule for Birding at the Preserves: January 14 Sanibel Gardens Preserve January 28 Community Park (Mariposa) Trail February 11 Sanibel Gardens Preserve February 25 Community Park (Mariposa) Trail March 11 Sanibel Gardens Preserve March 25 Community Park (Mariposa) Trail Directions: Sanibel Gardens Preserve Enter Island Inn Road from Tarpon Bay Road and park on the side of the road near the trailhead or enter Island Inn Road from West Gulf Drive, park near road barrier and take a short walk to trailhead. Community Park (Mariposa) Trail is located behind the Sanibel Community Center and abutting SCCFs Frannies Preserve. Meet in The Community House parking lot adjacent to the playground. Osprey with fish photo courtesy of Clair Postmus San-Cap Audubon Bird WalksThe Sanibel-Captiva Audubon Society will have its first off-island bird outing this Saturday, January 12 at the Fort Myers Beach Lagoon. Participants should meet at Villa Santini Plaza (approximately five miles from the Fort Myers Bridge, diagonally across from the Holiday Inn on Estero Blvd.). Free parking is available. These bird walks are open to the public and all levels of experience. A $2 donation is appreciated. Call Hugh Verry at 395-3798 for additional details. Reddish egret THIS IS THE SMELL OF A THIS IS THE SMELL OF A FRESH FISH! FRESH FISH! (Scratch & Sni )If you dont smell anything, thats becasue FRESH FISH has no odor!If you dont believe it, come one down & put your nose to the test! Raw Bar Open ursday, 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 CardsHappy Hour In The Raw Bar Thurs, Fri & Sat 4 6 p.m. Friday Is Lobstah Night at The Sanibel GrillSince 1978


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 201322 Will Burg finally landed the big shark hes been chasing for years! Will, his wife Lisa and their four girls come to Sanibel from Connecticut every year to spend Christmas with Lisas parents. The shark was caught from the beach on West Gulf Drive near the Blue Dolphin Resort. After a few photographs, the shark was sent safely on its way. The Burg family with the shark they caught off Sanibels shoreline Shark Caught Sandy Dosterglick of Newbern, Indiana found a junonia between Beach Access #1 and 2 while staying at Beachview Cottages on December 31. Sandy said finding the rare shell was a surreal moment. Shell Found Sandy Dosterglick T.J. Collins of North Webster, Indiana found a lightning whelk on the beach near the Island Inn while staying at Palm Lake on January 2. Shell Found T.J. Collins Endangered Species Tales At SCCFFlorida has 133 animal species and 565 plants listed as threatened or endangered. Come and learn about local listed species like the smalltooth sawfish, Kemps ridley turtle, the eastern indigo snake, and a group of rare plants found by Calusa Indian mounds. Observe Indie the endangered indigo snake who lives at the nature center. The Endangered Species Tales will take place at SCCF on Tuesday, January 15 at 10 a.m. The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation is located at 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Call 472-2329 for more information. The cost of the program is $5 for SCCF members and children are free. Take a walk on the nature center trails or visit the butterfly house after the program. Loggerhead turtle Sawfish SCCF Owl TalesGreat Horned, Barn and Screech owls nest all historically nested on Sanibel and Captiva. The Great Horned owl does not make its own nest but uses one built by an osprey, hawk or eagle. The Screech and Barn owls nest in tree cavities made by woodpeckers or nest boxes. There is a nest box on the side of the SCCF Nature Center where Barn owls have nested off and on since 1980. Island Screech owls are in the courting phase, with males guarding territory and calling to females. On Thursday, January 17 at 10 a.m., come to SCCF to learn more about the owls of Sanibel and Captiva. The cost of the program is $5, with SCCF members and children attending for free. SCCF is located at 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Call 472-2329 for more information. Pair of Great Horned owls Coopers Hawk Sighting Despite the fog on the morning of January 3, I managed to photograph a juvenile Coopers Hawk perched above Periwinkle Way. Local bird watchers also spotted it and made it the first positive identification of a Coopers Hawk on Sanibel photo by Beth WarnerShare your community news with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com


23 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 2013 (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 NFL PLAYOFFS NBA FULL COURT Class, Costs And The Coastsubmitted by Ken and Kate Gooderham, ASBPA executive directorsTalk about people who live along the coast and, for many, it conjures up images of the rich and famous elegant mansions overlooking expanses of delightfully deserted beachfront. However, in most coastal communities, nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, post-Sandy and in the wake of similar storms on the Gulf Coast, the relevance and role of the middle class in coastal communities has been brought to the fore as has the pressures (financial and otherwise) that are pushing some of them out of their long-time coastal homes. Coastal communities are often made up of hard working men and women whose families have lived in the area for generations, folks who work as teachers, nurses, carpenters, firefighters, small business owners, the same kinds of people who live in any American community. Some are being ousted from their communities by the simple cost of rebuilding after a disaster such as Sandy, hit with the prices of replacing a decadesold coastal home with a new, stronger structure. This is exacerbated when the new home not only has to meet current building codes but must be constructed to new coastal building standards that have been imposed since the original home was put in place. Another causality of this type of storm is the loss of affordable rental housing stock that is critical for young families and many in the service industry in coastal communities. Add to the construction costs the likelihood of increased insurance costs and tax value increases, and it is easy to understand the challenges these coastal families face. We dont pretend that any of these improvements are unwise or unnecessary. Quite the contrary better buildings mean greater survivability, and the coastal insurance programs do need to be sustainable, but in a way that is fair to all. But we shouldnt stand quietly by as long-time coastal residents are priced out of their properties. Its not fair to them, and its not healthy for the communities who rely on their skills and savvy to keep the lights on and the doors open. And we cant let the discussion over recovering from coastal calamities devolve into a rich vs. poor debate because, in many communities, thats not an accurate picture at all. As with many coastal concerns, there are no easy answers or one size fits all solutions to keep the coastal middle class in place. Building standards and flood insurance are non-negotiable items, and still offer a good return for their increasingly higher investment. However, in the case of flood insurance, the risk needs to be spread out broadly and must include all who could be affected by floods (whether along the coast or along a river and while the system needs to be selfsustaining, that goal needs to be achieved over time, not all at once through an overwhelming premium spike. Property taxation is largely a local issue with multiple tools to help prevent sudden spikes in a tax bill, including homestead exemptions or annual caps on increases. Local coastal communities may need to look at how other parts of the American coast have handled such issues in the past. The bottom line: The coastal middle class suffers most when conditions that are out of their control push property and structure prices up beyond their ability to pay. But, as the backbone of many coastal communities, those residents need to stay part of these communities even if it takes a little special protection to do so. For more information, go to www. asbpa.org, Facebook or www.twitter. com/asbpa. 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 Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 201324 Winter Brings Mixed Bag Of Fish Speciesby Capt. Matt MitchellFoggy mornings meant calm conditions most of the week on the water. Once the fog burned off, warm, balmy days were the norm and fishing action was very consistent with lots of fish caught every day out. Jacks and mangrove snapper seem to be just about everywhere, but even when it seems like thats all there is, if you keep fishing, there are some better fish mixed right in with them. Our winter fishing is all about a mixed bag of species and just never really knowing if that next bite will be another jack or a big snook or redfish. With warming conditions, good numbers of keeper-sized trout reappeared out on the flats this week, with a few pompano, mackerel and ladyfish in the mix, too. Flats in the threeto five-foot range in the southern end of the sound made for non-stop action, with either a popping cork, live shrimp rig or a soft plastic jig bounced slowly across the bottom. Deeper narrow creeks in the Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge also produced keeper-sized trout when fishing live shrimp on the bottom during periods of low water. Getting a limit of four trout per person was easy all week and made for a great way to start off a trip before moving on to bigger and better things. The big trout of the week was a 28-incher I caught while out with a buddy one afternoon throwing soft plastics for snook and redfish on a favorite high tide mangrove shoreline. This was one of the bigger trout I have seen in months, and it even had me believing it was a big redfish when I first set the hook. Sheepshead fishing around the passes was as good as it has been all winter, with fish up to 20 inches getting more and more common. Both sides of Redfish Pass held lots of 12-inch-plus, keepersize sheepshead. Chunks of shrimp fished close to the bottom drew bites just about every cast, but small, piranha-like mangrove snapper broke up the party a little. Areas where I targeted sheepshead around the passes also held some snook on the end of the falling tide. One cast would be a keeper sheepshead, then the next, a snook. This really lets you know that conditions are much warmer than usual when there are still snook in the passes in January. Consistently hooking sheepshead definitely takes a little time to get the hang of, but once you get it dialed in, these fish can be a blast to catch. Just about any deeper mangrove shoreline or dock with moving water was also a good bet for a sheepshead dinner. They are not one of our most glamorous fish, but when the bite is on, they can make for non-stop action and its always a plus to be heading home with some great eating fish for dinner. Redfish fishing for me this week was a little more hit-and-miss. Keeping a bait on the hook long enough for a redfish to find it before another species ate it seemed to be the key. We did manage a few redfish in the middle 20-inch range along with lots of winter rat reds. The cousin of the redfish, the black drum, seem to be just about everywhere the redfish should be. Low water creek and channel fishing was a good way to target reds on live shrimp along with potholes around bars and shoals on cut baits. For sheer variety, wintertime fishing in our area is hard to beat. Add in a super low minus tide that bunches up all the fish and it simply does not get any better for non-stop action. Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions email captmattmitchell@aol.com. Send Us Your Fish TalesThe Island Sun would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, or email to islandsuncity@aol.com; or call Anne Mitchell at 395-1213. Capt. Matt Mitchell with a 28-inch trout caught while fishing for snook this week Jamie Helpburn with a 32-inch snook caught with Capt. Matt Mitchell this week ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEADS FACTORY TRAINED MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISERCourteous Professional Marine Repair Service Dockside Service Serving Sanibel & Captiva For Life472-3380 466-3344 Your Bottom Call on Paint PricesDave Doane NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEA D S FA C T O RY T R A I N E D MER C U RY MARINER JO HN SO N EVINR U D E S UZUKI YAMAHA O M C I/ O S MER C RU I S E R C ourteous Professional Marine Repair S erv i ce D oc k s i d e S erv i c e S ervin g S anibel & C aptiva For Li f e Y B t t Yo ur Botto m Yo ur B ot to m C Call on Paint Prices Call on Paint Prices Da v e D oa n e 1 BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island


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27 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 2013 Ding Lecture Takes A Close Look At Alligators Dr. Frank J. Mazzotti has been studying alligators and crocodiles for nearly 40 years in South Florida. He will share his research findings and stories as a kickoff to the regular 2013 Ding Darling Friday Lecture Series by delivering two special lectures starting at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Friday, January 18, at the Ding Darling Education Center. Mazzotti teaches and researches for the University of Florida, based at the Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center in Davie. A major focus of his research and education programs has been evaluating effects of human activities on wildlife and their habitats. I started work on crocodiles and alligators in Everglades National Park in October 1977, said Mazzotti. The rest, as they say, is history. Initially most of his research focused on basic ecology. He studied American crocodiles in response to their being declared endangered in 1975, and how alligators and crocodiles are adapted for survival in estuaries. Mazzotti received his PhD from Penn State in 1983 on the ecology of the American crocodile in Florida and returned to the state in 1987 as a wildlife scientist for the University of Florida. My research on American crocodiles provided baseline information that led to the reclassification of the American crocodile from endangered to threatened, he said. Today my work on alligators and crocodiles focuses on using both species as indicators of ecological responses to Everglades restoration. Mazzottis lecture is part of the refuges Living with Dinosaurs Week, which kicks off January 16 with the 9 a.m. public unveiling of a new exhibit that pays honor to the crocodile that once called the refuge home for 24 years. Admission is free to the lecture, which is sponsored by Shell Point Retirement Community and Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS), as part of its 11-week Friday Afternoon Lecture Series. Seating is limited and available on a first-come basis. Future events are listed below; all feature two presentations at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. As usual, Wildlife Drive is closed on Friday, but visitors are welcome to enjoy the free Education Center and the recreational opportunities at Tarpon Bay Explorers, the refuges official concessionaire located at its Tarpon Bay Recreation Area. For more information on the lecture series, call 472-1100 ext. 241 or visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org/lectures. Following are the upcoming Ding Darling Lecture Series events. Booksignings will follow all starred presentations. January 18 Frank Mazzotti, University of Florida biologist Living Dinosaurs *January 25 Craig Pittman, author of The Scent of Scandal: Greed, Betrayal, and the Worlds Most Beautiful Orchid February 1 NO Lecture, Volunteer Luncheon February 8 Dr. Aaron Adams, author and ecologist Fish & Their Habitats: Essential Information for Fishing and Conservation February 15 Rachel Frieze, EcoStudies Institute biologist The Elusive Mangrove Cuckoo February 22 Claudia Burns and continued on page 31 Dr. Frank J. Mazzotti with a young alligator Like certain dinosaurs of yore, alligators and crocodiles are mighty predators photo by Terry Baldwin We Proudly Brew 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, Fl 33957 Ph: 239.472.0606 www.SanibelIslandCow.com 395 7 7 P P P P P h h h h: h: 2 2 2 2 2 39 39 39 39 4 4 72 0606wwwSanibelIslandCowcom aij amandasislandjewelswww. .com amandasislandjewelsAmandas Island JewelsAvailable Here & Onlinewww.AmandasIslandJewels.com Tropical Outdoor Patio Seating Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow with our Famous Stone Crabs1/2 lb & 1 lb. quantities Appetizers & Full Dinners Best Prices On The Planet Fun "new" Moo Wear for all ages Come Try our Come Try our NEW NEW Cowlicious Cowlicious Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials Sanibels Most Award Winning RestaurantServing Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week. Snacks In-between Live Music! Outdoor Seating LIVE LIVE MUSIC MUSIC s s Always Fresh ...Always! way s! w w Always Fresh ...Always Fun! Servin A ..Always


28 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 2013 Birds Eye ViewWhite Ibises And Little Blue Heronsby Mark Bird WestallProbably the most common wading bird that we see on one of my canoe trips in the Refuge is the white ibis. I tell people that you can identify the adults by their all white feathers with pinkish-red, downwardcurved bills, pinkish-red legs and they are always bent over doing the Sanibel Stoop (like the people on the beaches). When flying, you can notice their black wing-tips. And although they will eat the occasional small fish, their primary diet consists of invertebrates shrimp, other crustaceans, worms. Things we would call creepy-crawlies. I also like to point out that the white ibis is either the most brave bird of the Refuge, or the most stupid. Some species, like the yellow-crowned night heron, seem to have the philosophy that says as we slowly paddle past them, Well, if I dont move, maybe they wont see me. But with the ibis, you will notice them raising their heads as we pass by, looking at us with one eye, then turning their head and looking at us with the other eye (I believe this improves their depthperception) and you can almost see the little gears working in their heads as they appear to be thinking, Duh, I dont know. Do you think they are dangerous? Dont ever tell a teenager that they do not know all the answers; they will not believe you. So I like to tell young people that experience is a wonderful thing, so long as it doesnt kill you. With humans, after a child is born, parental responsibility does not go away... it only increases exponentially. But with the birds, once a young bird leaves the nest and starts feeding out on the mudflat, it is pretty much on its own. And that is where natural selection comes in to play. The different species evolve different traits, both physically and behaviorally, to promote species survival. Therefore, it makes sense to me that immature white ibises are mostly brown in color; they are camouflaged during their early years while gaining that all important experience. If, as a species, the white ibis is just a little bit less wary of potential predators, think how really stupid their youngsters are! I can almost guarantee that when the bald eagle flies over the mudflat and all the birds panic and take off, the last bird to panic is going to be an immature white ibis, who hesitates joining the other birds (if only for a split-second) and looks around saying, Duh, hey! I dont understand! Whats the problem? Wheres everybody going? That slight hesitation consistently puts the young bird at the back of the flock, with the bald eagle quickly coming up behind him. But luckily for the dark, young bird, the eagle is more likely to take an adult white ibis that is also at the back of the flock because he is getting too old, too sick... somehow incapacitated. And that young bird will gain a little of the knowledge he needs to survive by watching the eagle take the unfortunate adult and learn; when the group takes flight, dont stand around and ask questions, act first and ask questions later. Out on the mudflats, there is a dictum that must be followed if you are going to live long enough to pass on your genes: He who hesitates, is eaten. Now, if it makes sense for young, inexperienced birds to be better camouflaged while they develop their survival skills, what in the world is going on with the little blue heron? For this species, we see the opposite has evolved. The adult little blue heron is very difficult to see while it is standing out on the mudflat because of its dark blue coloration, but the immatures stick out like sorethumbs as they are all white. Did nature make a mistake? Are little blue herons in the process of going extinct? I dont think so! I always tell people as I am guiding them around the mangroves that they have to take a lot of what I say with a grain of salt. Many of my explanations of what is happening in the natural world are based on some really smart thinkers such as Charles Darwin, Richard Dawkins, E. O. Wilson and the like. But the theory I present about the little blue is my own idea. It may not be what is actually happening, but until I hear of a better theory, my theory, at least, presents some logic behind why we see the exception to the rule. I have noticed that the little blue heron is like the neighborhood alarm system of the mudflat. If we get yelled at by anybody out in the mangroves, it is quite often by the little blue. So my guess is that the little blue is a quick learner. He may not be hard-wired to be afraid of the bald eagle, but he has a welldeveloped learning instinct that allows the young bird to easily grasp the concept that that predator is dangerous. The immature ibis has not been blessed with this pre-disposition and has to be shown time and time again that the eagle will cut his young life short if he doesnt panic with the rest of the fleeing birds. So, since the little blue quickly understands the dangers that exist out on the mudflats, it is OK for the immatures of his species to evolve white feathers because the color white reflects heat and the young birds will conserve energy in the hot sun while they are learning to become better hunters. Thats one reason I suggest we have so many white-feathered species in Florida. White feathers help those birds conserve energy while hunting and they then have more energy to expend for other activities. But if my theory about immature little blue coloration is correct, that brings up another question: why doesnt the little blue stay white like all the other adult white birds, continuing to conserve energy temperature-wise his whole life? Well, as the little blue grows up, he is not only going to become increasingly wary of potential predators, but as he proceeds through sexual maturity, he will lose the advantage of being white because he is also going to start getting the urge to yell out the alarm, Here comes the eagle! Here comes the eagle! At which point he loses the advantage of being white because now he is not only giving away his position because he is white. He is also giving away his position because he is really saying, Here I am! Here I am! Come and get me! Luckily for the little blue, by the time these alarm-call behaviors become irresistible, the adult little blue has molted into his blue-colored plumage and he can yell his head off... and it doesnt work against him because he is so well camouflaged. Maybe that is not what is happening with the little blue heron, but I have found that even when you find the exception to the rule in the natural world, there usually still is a logical reason behind it. 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29 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 2013An 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, 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road, across from The Sanibel School. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for teens, and 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 or visit www.crowclinic.org. Bandaged baby gopher tortoise Injured fawn with bandage photos courtesy of CROW Baby great horned owl Baby mallard ducks ZAGAT ZAGAT.COM R ate d b y : Fish Tacos!


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 201330 San-Cap Audubon Presents Images To Inspire ProgramBobcats, great horned owls and bald eagles each exhibit regal qualities in their own ways. Every encounter with one of these species in the wild provides photographer and scientist William Hyde the opportunity to study, record and interpret their behavior. Join Hyde on Thursday, January 17 at 7:30 p.m. as he presents his program, Images To Inspire: Bobcats, Great Horned Owls and Bald Eagles, at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. With a Ph.D. in organic chemistry, Hyde spent 30 years with Upjohn and successor companies in a variety of roles as a medicinal chemist, patent scientist, research contracts scientist, in technology licensing evaluation, and in administration in central nervous system diseases research. He retired from Pfizer in 2003, and in 2009, after several more years consulting on technology evaluation and patent work for small start-up life sciences companies, Bill decided to fully focused his talents and enthusiasm on wildlife, nature and photography. One of his earliest memories of photography was when his dad opened his Kodak camera, extended the bellows, set the self-timer and dashed toward the family so that he could be in the picture. How times have changed! In his work today, Hyde uses a Canon EOS 7D SLR which can take up to eight images per second while continuously focusing for each exposure. He also prepares for wildlife photography excursions by learning the subjects potential behaviors and utilizing what he calls the three Ps be prepared, be patient and be persistent. On Sanibel, encountering a bobcat is usually a chance occurrence. Hyde had the opportunity to observe and photograph first a bobcat walking through its territory and second a bobcat pursuing its prey. With the same attention to detail, Bill will relate with images the aggressive great horned owl who is gentle in courtship and even more gentle in rearing owlets. His owl observations include duetting, courtship, mating, nesting and hatching. He will also describe in words and images the excitement of several bald eagle encounters which have caused his enthusiasm for photographing eagles to soar. This is the third of nine Sanibel-Captiva Audubon lectures to be held in 2013 on William (Bill) Hyde Bobcat 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!


31 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 2013Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. at The Community House. As always, all are welcome to attend. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and parking is available at The Community House as well as across Periwinkle Way in the Herb Strauss Theater parking area. A $5 donation is appreciated, with proceeds after costs being used to promote conservation on Sanibel and in Florida. For additional information, call Elaine Jacobson at 395-1878 or visit the San-Cap Audubon website at www.sancapaudubon.org. A pair of bald eagles Orchid Society Plans MeetingMichale Sim of Canaima Orchids in Sarasota will be the featured speaker at the Monday, January 21 meeting of the Sanibel Captiva Orchid Society. The meeting will take place at 1:30 p.m. at St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 2304 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. Orchid novices are encouraged to come to the meeting at 1 p.m. to hear a member of the Society talk about the fundamentals of orchid growing. Participants are also encouraged to come early to purchase orchids or to do so during intermission. Anyone with questions or an ill orchid that needs diagnosis can bring their plants to the meeting during Show and Tell. Orchid Society members are invited to participate in a monthly show. Ribbons are awarded for best Hybrid and best Species Orchids. Members and guests are also invited to participate in a monthly raffle. Society membership is $20, which covers the October 2012 to May 2013 meetings. Guests may attend for $4. For questions about the Sanibel Captiva Orchid Society, call Nannette Lehr at 395-3327. From page 27AlligatorsJoel Caouette, SCCF biologist Secret Lives of Snowy Plovers *March 1 Don & Lillian Stokes, authors of The Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America *March 8 Tonya Clayton, author of How To Read a Florida Gulf Coast Beach March 15 Refuge Manager Paul Tritaik and Supervisory Refuge Ranger Toni Westland Refuges on the Road: Russia to China *March 22 John Yow Armchair Birder Goes Coastal: The Secret Lives of Birds on the Southeastern Coast March 29 Jeremy Conrad, refuge biologist, and Paul Ryan, fire operation and prescribed fire/fuels technician Fires: Natures Way of Habitat Restoration April 5 Jeremy Conrad, refuge biologist, and Amanda Bryant, SCCF biologist Sea Turtles of Sanibel To support DDWS and the refuge with a tax-deductible gift, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org or contact Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566 or director@dingdarlingsociety.org. 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? A market for people who love good food!!!A market for people who love good food!!!Are YOU a Beach Foodie? Are YOU a Beach Foodie? A market for people who love good food!!!Serving Breakfast, Lunch & Light DinnerCroissants Baguettes Souf e Pastry Artisan Breads & Sandwiches NYC Bakery Pizza 362 Periwinkle Way239-472-6566www.pinocchiosicecream.com Grab & Go Beach Cuisine2012 Taste of the Islands- BEST TAKE-OUT2012 Best of the Islands BEST BEACH FOOD TO GOMade Fresh Everyday Right in Our Store from the Freshest and Finest Ingredients.We make it today and serve it tomorrow. It cant get any fresher than that!Ice Creams Gelato Sorbets Frozen Yogurt Shakes Malts Smoothies Frozen Coffee DrinksStart the New Year with our Low Fat, Non-Fat, Sugar Free and Fat Free Flavors! National Geographic Travel Guide Top 10 Best Ice Cream in Gulf Coast America 2011 2012 Taste of the Islands BEST DESSERT 2004 2005 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Best of the Islands BEST ICE CREAM 2012 Trip Advisor Award of Excellence Talk of the Town for Customer SatisfactionOriginal Italian Ice Cream Home of the World Famous Sanibel Krunch & Dirty Sand Dollar Home of the World Famous Sanibel Krunch & Dirty Sand Dollar Come See Why Theres Always a Crowd At Pinocchios me ri ca w w w w w w w ww w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w 20 1 Ta l k o nce a ction Hes Green! Hes Rested! & Hes Back! GATOR GATOR STEW STEW ICE CREAM ICE CREAM Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or emailpress@islandsunnews.com


32 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 2013 THE STEAKHOUSE THE STEAKHOUSEATSANIBEL ISLAND GOLF CLUBFormerly Beachview Golf Course & SteakhouseStop by andDriveChipPuttBring in the family and have something to eat.We would love to introduce ourselves Open for Lunch 7 Days a Week Open for Dinner Tuesday Saturday 1100 Par View Drive, Sanibel Island, 33957 239-472-4394Golf course under new management. Italian & Mediterranean Cuisine Casual Beachfront Dining with Live Entertainment Open for Dinner From 5 p.m. until Late 3111 West Gulf Drive Sanibel, FL 33957 Call (239)472-4559 or visit www.TraditionsOnTheBeach.com Specializing in weddings, private parties and corporate events Prime Rib & Prime Jazz Prime Rib & Prime Jazz Prime Rib & Prime Jazz Every Wednesday Night! Every Wednesday Night! Every Wednesday Night! Starting January 23 Starting January 23 Starting January 23rd rd rd Plant SmartBay Cedarby Gerri ReavesBay cedar (Suriana maritima) is a native evergreen that usually grows as a dense shrub but can develop into a small tree of more than 20 feet in favorable conditions. Its family, bay cedar, is monotypic, consisting of only one genus and one species. The plant is listed as endangered in the wild in Florida. Found in sandy or coastal habitats in central and south Florida, it is not only a good soil stabilizer, but a species that can withstand the salty rigors of coastal life. In fact, it is so hardy that the buoyant seeds retain viability after floating in ocean currents. Multi-stemmed and -branched, it also makes an excellent plant for inland South Florida landscapes. The soft-green or graygreen succulent leaves are linear or spatula-shaped and about one and one-half inches long. A dense covering of tiny hairs gives them a velvety touch and look. The leaves, which are similar to those of sea lavender in both color and shape, are densest at the branch ends. The five-petaled cup-shaped yellow flowers measure about a half-inch across. They bloom throughout the year, appearing singly or in clusters near the branch tips. Their delicacy is all the more appreciated because of bay cedars ability to survive harsh salt, wind, sand and heat. The dark brown or gray bark can be shaggy or peel in strips. Plant this maintenance-free beauty in full to partial shade. It will attract butterflies and birds. Propagate it with the extremely small nutlike fruit. The leaves have a cedar-like odor when crushed, thus the common name. Medicinal tea made with the leaves are used for intestinal ailments, rheumatism, fevers and cleaning wounds. Sources: The Shrubs and Woody Vines of Florida by Gil Nelson, A Gardeners Guide to Floridas Native Plants by Rufino Osorio, National Audubon Society Field Guide to Florida, Native Florida Plants by Robert G. Haehle and Joan Brookwell, www.fs.fed.us, and Everglades Wildflowers by Roger L. Hammer. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. Bay cedars leaves are covered in dense fine hairs Bay cedar is endangered in the wild in Florida photos by Gerri Reaves


33 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 2013 Beach Party At BIG ARTS All are invited to BIG ARTS annual benefit on Monday, February 25. The beach party evening includes a taste of California in Boler Garden, 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 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 Rum Bar & Grille, Island Cow, Il Cielo, Island Pizza, Jacaranda, Sweet Melissas Caf, Traders and Zebra Frozen Yogurt. Tickets start at $125. Call BIG ARTS Marks Box Office at 395-0900 for additional ticket offers. The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with fun fare in BIG ARTS Boler Garden, located at 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel. Grand Benefactor Sponsor John M. and Mary Jo Boler. Grand Patron Sponsors Deborah and John La Gorce, Patricia and Davis Thurber, Tween Waters Inn, Congress Jewelers, and The LAT Foundation. Patron Sponsor Chicos FAS, Inc. and Sponsor Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, PA Call Kara Minoui at 472-9700 for information about sponsoring this event. For further information, call 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. Surfboard, up for auction, painted by Leon Skolnick Sanibel Public Library Adds BIG ARTS Movies To Collectionsubmitted by Cathy Cangelosi-Cameron, Sanibel Public LibraryThe latest DVDs from the BIG ARTS Film Societys popular Monday Night Film Series have been added to the Sanibel Public Library movie collection. The latest group of movies includes 26 foreign, award-winning, notable and talked-about films from the 2011-12 Film Series. Use your library card to check out one you missed, or one you might want to see again. The latest BIG ARTS movies are in the NEW section at the library. For five years, BIG ARTS has donated movies from the Film Series to the Library, and we are so grateful, said library director Margaret Mohundro. Library patrons look forward to seeing these movies again and again. Some of our favorites: My Dog Tulip Animated and featuring the voices of Christopher Plummer and Isabella Rossellini, this film is a bittersweet retrospective account of author J.R. Ackerleys 16-year relationship with his beautiful yet intolerable German shepherd. Poetry This film shows a womans brave fight against Alzheimers and against her guilt over a relatives brutal crime. This highly-acclaimed Korean drama won the Best Screenplay Award at the Cannes Film Festival. The Art of the Steal Its been called the greatest theft of art since World War II. The Barnes Foundation became one of the finest collections of paintings by Renoir, Cezanne, Matisse, Van Gogh and other masters. Yet the fight over the future, since founder Albert C. Barness death in 1951, has been ongoing; involving family, politicians, charities, artists, lawyers, historians, and more. Mysteries of Lisbon Director Raul Ruiz adapted the 19th century Portuguese novel by Camila Castelo Branco; the tale follows a multitude of characters whoss fates conjoin, separate and then rejoin again over three decades in Portugal, Spain, France and Italy. Midnight In Paris Written and directed by Woody Allen, this romantic comedy is set in Paris, where the characters have experiences that change their lives; and where illusion may be better than reality. Bill, Sandy and Melissa peruse some of the librarys new film titles Email your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 201334 Kathy Kosins And Her Jazz Band In A Toast To The Ladies Of CoolBIG ARTS on Sanibel presents critically and nationally acclaimed jazz vocalist Kathy Kosins in A Toast to the Ladies of Cool. The show begins at 8 p.m. Saturday, January 26. American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Award-winning singer Kathy Kosins has won the hearts of critics and fans around the globe with her eclectic musical palette that expands the rich history of jazz. Together with her jazz quartet, Kosins sings from the catalogues of June Christy, Chris Connor, Julie London and Anita ODay in A Toast to the Ladies of Cool. A veteran jazz icon and interpreter of the West Coast cool school style, Kosins is described by the Chicago Tribune as one of the most alluring voices in jazz. Songs in the show include When in Rome, Look Out Up There, Lullaby in Rhythm, Nice Girls Dont Stay for Breakfast and Youre a Heavenly Thing. The New York Times declared, Ms. Kosinss nonstandard choice of standards is almost as winsome as her easy going, swinging style... Born and raised during the Motown era in Detroit, Kosins debut album, To the Ladies of Cool, was released in spring 2012 to excellent reviews. Jazz journalist Ralph Miriello reviewed the recording, writing for The Huffington Post, ... (Kosins) words flow as effortlessly as maple syrup over hot pancakes. Joining Kosins on stage is Jim Gasior on piano, Chuck Bergeron on bass, John Yarling on drums and Mark Small on saxophone. Gasior is a successful jazz and commercial pianist, composer and arranger. He has recorded and/or performed with Ed Calle, Arturo Sandoval, Duffy Jackson, Kevin Mahogany, Alan Harris, Jay Leonhardt, Kelly Clarkson, Smokey Robinson, Patti Austin, Little Richard, Jane Oliver and Chayanne and Raul DiBlasio. Bassist, composer, and educator Chuck Bergeron is the director of The South Florida Jazz Orchestra, the premier large jazz ensemble in Miami. Bergeron has released five CDs of his own music, including his latest release, My Take A Collection of Friends and Standards. His compositions have earned him four ASCAP Writers Awards. Bergeron has toured, performed, and recorded with a wide variety of jazz luminaries, from Stan Getz and Joe Williams to Elvis Costello, Arturo Sandoval, Dave Grusin, Patti Austin, Randy Brecker and Bob Moses. John Yarlings flawless musicianship and commitment to his art make him the drummer of choice for many South Florida performers such as Ira Sullivan & the InterOuter Continental Quintet, The Shack Daddys, South Florida Jazz Orchestra, Brian Murphy Trio, The Nicole Yarling 4-Tet, and the Jeff Taylor Band. In past years he has performed with jazz luminaries Mose Allison, Sonny Stitt, Nat Adderley, Lou Donaldson, Jaki Byard, Jimmy Forrest, Mark Murphy, Mike Stern, Pete Minger, Larry Coryell and Dave Liebman as well as rockers Mick Taylor, Nicky Hopkins and Bobby Keys (The Rolling Stones). He has recorded with Ira Sullivan, Curtis Fuller, Pepper Adams, Joe Williams, Ernest Ranglin, Kevin Mahogany, and most recently, P!nk. Mark Small is a saxophonist/woodwind player/composer who currently splits his time between New York City and Miami. Small is co-leader, along with saxophonist Walter Smith III, of the group Bronze. He is also featured as a sideman playing on a number of recordings including the soundtrack for award-winning comedian Louie C.K.s show, Louie. Small has performed in the Broadway musical Chicago and has toured with Warner Bros. recording artist Michael Bubl. He has performed is over 35 countries and on numerous television programs including SNL, The Today Show, The David Letterman Show, Late night with Jay Leno, and Ellen.Small was a featured soloist on both saxophone and clarinet for the Grammy award-winning DVD Michael Bubl meets Madison Square Garden as well as a live performance for PBS. His continued on page 44 Mark Small, sax Kathy Kosins photo by Laurie Tenant John Yarling, drums 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 Chuck Bergeron, bass Jim Gasior, piano


35 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 2013 2012-2013 Season OPERA CLASSICAL LECTURES DANCE POP & JAZZ LIVE THEATER VISUAL ARTS BALLET DANCE FILM BIG ARTS SCHEIN PERFORMANCE HALL JANUARY 11 20 SA 12 Concert: Tom Rush ........................................................... 8 PM SU 13 Island Jazz ......................................................................... 3 PM The FORUM Lecture: Richard Norton Smith ......... 7:30 PM M 14 Film: The Happy Poet ....................................................... 7 PM TH 17 ARTSalon: Amy Bennett Williams ................................. 3 PM SA 19 Hammerstep ................................................................. 7:30 PM SU 20 Island Jazz ......................................................................... 3 PM The FORUM Lecture: Jon Huntsman ....................... 7:30 PM Saturday, January 19 7:30 PM $42; Loge: $47 Child 17 & Under: $15HAMMERSTEP Benefactor Sponsor The Ferguson Foundation Supporter Traders Caf Saturday, January 12 8 PM $37 Loge: $42 Child 17 & Under: $15CONCERTTOM RUSH Sponsor David BazemoreIRISH STEP MEETS TAP AND HIP-HOP Its Raining Cats And Dogs Exhibit Opens January 17 At BIG ARTS BIG ARTS Founders Gallery presents Its Raining Cats And Dogs juried visual arts exhibit, which features artworks in many types of media with feline and caninethemed art. An artists reception is Friday, January 25 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The exhibit is open January 17 through February 28. Founders Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Founders Gallery Visual Arts Patron Season Sponsor Deborah and John La Gorce. For additional information about these exhibits, BIG ARTS events and membership, call 395-0900; e-mail info@BIGARTS.org; or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. Pixel Yawning Like She Means It, digital imagery by Pam Brodersen SCCF Weeds And SeedsWeeds and Seeds is a group of amateur botanists who enjoy finding and identifying native plants on Sanibel. Every Monday morning, members gather on the porch of the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation at 8:45 a.m. Walks, lasting for two hours, are guided by a leader with a plant list. Destination habitats include beach, mangroves, wetlands as well as dryer inland areas. Weeds and Seeds walks are free, but donations for SCCF are welcome. Also, participants may need parking money. Please bring a hat, water, sunblock and comfortable enclosed shoes with socks. For further information, call Candice Ethridge at 3959498. Island native scarlet milkweed


36 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 2013 Ding Trailgate Auction Offers Artwork, Other Unique PrizesIn addition to live music and a tent party with food served off tailgates, the firstof-its-kind Cuckoo For Ding fundraiser on Friday, February 15 will showcase the work of some of the islands most talented artists as a part of live and silent auctions. Longtime island professional artist and landscape designer Marianne Ravenna recently began work on a Roseate Spoonbill creation using an age-old technique called White Line Wood Block Printing, which started in the 1800s in Provincetown, Massachusetts. It will join other artistic works on the auction block, including the signature Mangrove Cuckoo sculpture created by master carver Jim Sprankle and an Adirondack chair donated by Ace Hardware and decorated by Randon Eddy. Other unique-to-Sanibel items include a photographic boat tour with professional nature photographers Dick Fortune and Sara Lopez, a private guided excursion with the research biologists who are conducting a first-ever tagged mangrove cuckoo study at the refuge, a custom piece designed and etched by nationally renowned glass artisan Luc Century, and a childrens quilt handmade by Supervisory Refuge Ranger Toni Westlands mother. Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) hosts the event, which includes live entertainment by island musician Chris Coile and auctions to provide support where government funding falls short for the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. A portion of event proceeds go to support the Mangrove Cuckoo research project at the refuge. In Southwest Florida, we have a calendar chock full of community events, but few of them will be as unique as the Cuckoo for Ding Trailgate Party, said Society Board President John McCabe. Taking place under a tent and having truck tailgates as serving tables, it promises to be a fun, laid-back party. The featured Sprankle Mangrove Cuckoo sculpture will be on display in the free Ding Darling Education Center beginning on January 16. Bids are now being accepted; contact Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566 or director@dingdarlingsociety. org. Reservations have been coming in, and Cuckoo for Ding promises to be a one-of-a-kind party -just like much of the auction items that will be featured, said Vertesch. We would like to extend a special thank you to the following event sponsors for stepping up early to support our efforts, said event committee member and DDWS vice president Doris Hardy. At the Cuckoo Level are Hans and Leslie Fleischner, Jim and Patty Sprankle, and the Wilbur Smith Law Firm. The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company is sponsoring at the Dolphin Level. At the Bears Level are Baileys General Store, Dan Hahn Custom Builders, Darlene and Bob Duvin, and Periwinkle Park. Sponsors at the Gator Level include Mark and Gretchen Banks, Big Red Q Printing, Billys Bikes & Segway, Caloosa Tent & The featured Sprankle Mangrove Cuckoo auction sculpture will be on display at the Refuge Education Center starting Jan. 16 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 579-0807 2330 Palm Ridge Road (across from CVS) Breakfast Lunch Dinner Breakfast Lunch DinnerSpecialty Coffees & Smoothies Happy Hour 3-6 p.m.A Royal Scoop Homemade Ice Cream Kids Menu Dine in & Carry-out


37 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 2013Rental, John Grey Painting, George & Wendys Seafood Grill, Gulf Coast Palm & Tree, Jacaranda, Mabry Brothers Inc., Panther Printing, Periwinkle Park, Sanibel Fish House, Suncatchers Dream, Queenies Ice Cream and VIP Realty. Attendance to the February 15 event is by reservation only. Tickets to Cuckoo For Ding Trailgate Party are $75 each. For more information, or to receive an invitation, call 292-0566. To view a list of auction items as they accrue, visit www. dingdarlingsociety.org/auction. Event sponsorships are still available; for more information, contact Vertesch at 292-0566 or director@dingdarlingsociety.org. Marianne Ravenna at work on a roseate spoonbill block print for the auction Island artist Marianne Ravenna poses with her work that uses a technique called White Line Wood Block Printing, which began in the 1800s in Provincetown, Massachusetts 2801 Wulfert R Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Contact Sheryl Tatum 239.472.6445 www.sanctuarygc.net In Recognition of Your Commitment to Excellence in Foodservice AWARDof ACHIEVEMENT EXCELLENCE Award-winning golf, tennis, and dining in a casually elegant setting. Call about our New Introductory Golf and Social Memberships.


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 201338 Classic Familial Drama Playing At Florida Repby Di SaggauThe Little Foxes by Lillian Hellman is now playing at Florida Repertory Theatre. To say money is the root of all evil doesnt quite sum it up for the Hubbard family. Set in a small Alabama town in 1900, their struggle for wealth takes sibling rivalry to new heights. Foxes is an old-fashioned Southern gothic about a family of really nasty people who dont care who they step on to get ahead financially. The title comes from the Song of Solomon in the Bible which reads, Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes. The fictional Hubbards are allegedly drawn from some of Hellmans less desirable relatives. The focus is on Regina Hubbard Giddens, a domineering woman who struggles for wealth and freedom during a society where only sons were legal heirs. Its been said that Hellman based Regina on an aunt who went horseback riding on the day of her husbands funeral. Tallulah Bankhead starred as Regina when the play first opened in 1939. Her performance is theatrical legend. I feel the same can be said of Sara Morseys portrayal. The stage was alive when she was on it. Watching Regina manipulate the men around her with her high-toned manners is a treat to behold. Imagine being lonely with all that money, she says to her brother. Words that will come to haunt her by the plays end. Were a very close family, says Ben Hubbard (Peter Thomasson), the patriarch of the clan. In a way, hes right. Ben and his two siblings, Regina and Oscar (Mark Chambers), involve themselves in each others lives to a degree rarely seen in most families. Now they are set to turn on each other over an investment opportunity that could make them rich beyond their wildest dreams. Oscars wife Birdie (Carrie Lund) is a much-maligned timid soul who turns to drink and nervous chatter to cover up her hurt. She plays the role well. The entire cast does an excellent job. Thats not just my opinion. The Wall Street Journal recently sang the same praises. Youll also enjoy Brian Hatch as Leo Hubbard, Oscar and Birdies son. Craig Bockhorn is Reginas husband Horace, who is aware of the betrayal afoot. Rounding out the cast are Patricia Idlette and Darrick Penny as devoted servants, Lindsay Clemmons as Regina and Horaces daughter Alexandra, and Dick Boyd as investor William Marshall. Hellman knew how to structure a potboiler of a story and it plays so well on Florida Reps gorgeous, open plantation home set created by Ray Recht. Directed by Maureen Heffernan, the well-detailed performance builds with tension and even offers a few laughs. The Little Foxes plays through January 26 at Florida Repertory Theatre, in the Historic Arcade Theatre on Bay Street between Jackson and Hendry in Fort Myers. For tickets, go online to www.floridarep.org or call 332-4488. The cast of The Little Foxes Oscars Contenders Film SeriesOn Wednesday, January 16 at 1 p.m., the Island Cinema will show the third movie in the BIG ARTS Academy Awards Contenders Film Series. After the movie, a discussion will take place at George & Wendys Seafood Grille. Tickets are available at the Island Cinema for $8. Other movies in the series will be announced prior to the weekly showing. Lincoln is a 2012 American historical drama film directed and produced by Steven Spielberg, starring Daniel Day-Lewis as United States President Abraham Lincoln, and Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln. The film is based in part on Doris Kearns Goodwins biography of Lincoln, Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, and covers the final four months of Lincolns life, focusing on the presidents efforts in January 1865 to have the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution passed by the United States House of Representatives. Lincoln has received seven Golden Globe nominations including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Actress. The film is 150 minutes long. Island Cinema is located in Baileys Shopping Center. From page 1Spamalotof the Lake (Elizabeth Urbanczyk). Classic Broadway also gets spoofed along the way in Spamalot, and everything is fair game, from A Chorus Line to West Side Story to Fiddler on the Roof. This production was directed and choreographed by Amy Marie McCleary, with musical direction by Michael Sebastian. The Sunday Times says Spamalot raises silliness to an art form, and The New Yorker hails it as a no-holds-barred smash hit. The original 2005 Broadway production was nominated for 14 Tony Awards and won three, including the Tony Award for Best Musical. Spamalots book and lyrics were created by Eric Idle, a member of the Monty Python team, in collaboration with John Du Prez. Theres something for everyone in the music of Spamalot, the genres of which run the gamut from Gregorian chant and French can-can to rock n roll. Performances of Monty Pythons Spamalot are 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, January 11 February 16, and matines are 2 p.m. January 23 and February 6. The opening night reception is 7 p.m. on Friday, January 11. Tickets are $42, and chidren 17 and under are $20. Herb Strauss Theaters season continues with The Marvelous Wonderettes (February 22 March 23), Charles Lindbergh: The Lone Eagle (February 24 March 10), and Fully Committed (March 29 April 27). 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, with prices ranging from $25 to $36 per ticket. To purchase tickets, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road; call 395-0900; e-mail info@BIGARTS.org; or log on to www. BIGARTS.org. Womens Book Club To MeetThe Third Thursday Book Club will meet on January 17 at 7 p.m. at Sanibel Community Church. The book to read this month is Portion of the Sea by Sanibel resident Christine Lemmon. The book is available in book stores on island and on Amazon.com. Come to the meeting having read the book and prepared for discussion. If you have any questions, call Robin Lear at 823-3901 or Linda Mondelli at 2927085. Sanibel Community Church is located at 1740 Periwinkle Way (next to Jerrys Market).


39 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 2013 Community Theater Play ReadingsBIG ARTS launched a program for community theater and play readings of works by playwrights in Southwest Florida. All readings will feature local talent volunteering onstage and backstage. BIG ARTS Community Players is seeking volunteers for a variety of tasks. For more information, contact Shirley Jewell 337-1099 or srjewell@embarqmail.com. Audition and other cast information is available online at www.BIGARTS.org. Play readings scheduled for Sunday, January 27 at the Herb Strauss Theater on Sanibel will begin at 7 p.m. The Gray and The Blue, written by Wally Kain, directed by Doug McElhney (Drama One Act; set at end of Civil War) Cynthia, written by Norma Hagan, directed by Norma Hagan (Drama/ Murder One Act) When Do We Shoot Them? written by Robert Hilliard, directed by Edina Lessack (Drama One Act; during World War II) Mega-Man to the (Emotional) Rescue, written by Don Goodrum, directed by Shirley Jewell (Comedy One Act) Playwright & Director Biographies McElhney is a resident of Fort Myers Beach, where he works at the Chamber of Commerce. He gained a lot of experience in his child and teenage years in such productions as Brighton Beach Memoirs, Inherit The Wind, Mister Roberts, On Golden Pond, Done To Death and The Music Man. McElhney also did some television work (before he got braces) in commercials and gueststarred three times on the Nashville Network sitcom, I-40 Paradise. He appeared in the Carmen Garmin with the Community Players in April 2012, and returns this year to direct The Gray and The Blue. Hagan has been a full time islander since 1988, is a professional freelance writer for the travel industry as well as a writing instructor at BIG ARTS. She has published articles in the Times of the Islands, Escape, AAA Going Places, American Express Mariner Magazine, Travel & Leisure and many other national magazines. She writes both fiction and non-fiction, and has a script inprogress. Her book, How To Get Away With Murder, can be found on island bookstore shelves. Hagan has written speeches for Democrats and Republicans and is a member of The National Press Club of Washington, DC. She wrote the drama Cynthia, and is directing the continued on page 42 Doug McElhney Norma Hagan Edina Lessack Shirley Jewell This is fine dining at its best while maintaining a relaxed, casual atmosphere youd expect on Sanibel. TripAdvisor member, Jan. 2, 2013 ...Sophisticated and delicious OpenTable Diner, December 31, 2012 Best meal on our vacation, wonderful experience. TripAdvisor member, December 21, 2012


40 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 2013 $ $ 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 01/18/13 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 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 Workshops, Classes Offered At BIG ARTSEnrollment has started for upcoming workshops at BIG ARTS. Full workshop schedules are available online at www.BIGARTS.org or by calling the main BIG ARTS office at 3950900. Discussion: Womens Issues with Adele Anish begins January 10, meets Thursdays 10 a.m. to noon How To Write Your Memoirs with Norma Hagan begins January 10, meets Thursdays 1 to 3 p.m. Introduction to Mac OS X with Dick Holmes begins January 10, meets Thursdays 9 a.m. to noon Glass Fusing with Petra Kaiser begins January 10, meets Thursdays 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Photography, Beginners with Denny Souers begins January 10, meets Thursdays 9 a.m. to noon How to Prepare a Non-Fiction Book Proposal with Kathryn Radeff (register by January 11) begins January 15, meets Tuesdays 9 a.m. to noon Winter Academy: Human Nature and Natural Law with Tom Gregor begins January 11, meets Fridays 9 a.m. to noon Applied Drawing Basics with Ann McCarty begins January 12, meets Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon Watercolors with Marjorie Bronsted begins January 14, meets Mondays 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Spanish, Beginners and Intermediate with Barbara Peterson begins January 14, meets Mondays 8:30 to 10 a.m. Spanish, Advanced with Barbara Peterson begins January 14, meets Mondays 10 to 11:30 a.m. Clay, Sculpting, Ceramics & Pottery on the Wheel with Marjorie Bronsted begins January 16, meets Wednesdays 3:30 to 6 p.m. Painting: Acrylics/Oils with Marjorie Bronsted begins January 16, meets Wednesdays 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Experimental Multimedia Painting with Bea Pappas begins January 17, meets Thursdays 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. World Drama: To View, Read & Discuss with Norm Nichols begins January 18, meets Fridays, 10 a.m. to noon PMC: Carved & Etched Fine Silver Jewelry with Mary Ann Devos is January 19 and 20, meets Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Winter Academy: The Psychology and History of Religion with Randall Niehoff begins January 21, meets Mondays 9 a.m. to noon Pottery on the Wheel with Kelly Flaherty begins January 22, meets Tuesdays 6:30 to 9 p.m. Writing for Theater: Page to Stage (registration due by Jan 21) with Peter Marino runs January 23 to February 4, meets Wednesday, Friday and Monday 1 to 4 p.m. Beginners Tap with Bobby Logue begins January 25, meets Fridays 10:40 to 11:40 a.m. Intermediate Tap with Bobby Logue begins January 25, meets Fridays 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Individual flute, piano and saxophone lessons with Jennifer Valiquette are available for children and adult students. Community Chorus practice is Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at BIG ARTS. The Community Band rehearses Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at St. Michael & All Angels Church. No auditions are required for the Band and Chorus, and all are welcome to join. BIG ARTS Workshops are sponsored by Sony Corporation of America. There is a 20 percent discount on workshops for BIG ARTS members. Contact BIG ARTS office or website for class locations. For further information about workshops, classes and events at BIG ARTS, or to become a member, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel, call 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. Psychology and History of Religion Instructor Randall Niehoff Playwriting Instructor Peter Marino photo by David Rodger


41 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 2013 Lecture At Art League MeetingThe Sanibel-Captiva Art League will host painter Valerie McCaffrey at its monthly meeting on January 17 at 1:30 p.m. at the Community House, 2173 Periwinkle. McCaffreys pr esentation is entitled Water-Mixable Oils: the Great Pretender. Refreshments will be served at 1 p.m. There is no admission fee and the public is invited. Water-mixable oil paints are a relatively new medium. They are very similar to traditional oil paints in chemical makeup, but they require no use of turpentine. Valerie will explain the differences with other media such as acrylics, as well as surprising strategies and uses for this water-tolerant media. McCaffrey describes herself as a contemporary folk artist. She has been painting for over 20 years and has established a highly regarded atelier called The Garage in Beverly Farms, Massachusetts. She has won exhibits prizes and shows her work regularly while also accepting commissions. Her website is valeriemccaffrey.com. The Sanibel-Captiva Art League welcomes artists of all levels and media. It meets on the third Thursday of every month during season. Its art activities include exhibitions, plein air painting, studio painting at BIG ARTS, workshops, and demonstrations and speakers on art and related topics at its meetings. For more information visit sancapart.com. Attention Cooks: Submit Your Favorite RecipeDo you have a favorite dish you would like to share with your fellow islanders? The Community House is looking for recipes for a cookbook, to be published next season as a benefit for The Community House. The cookbook will be available at The Community House and at other locations around the island. Send in your recipes by Thursday, January 31. Recipes should be typed or clearly printed on a recipe collection sheet available at The Community House or online at www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net. (Maximum of three entries per person, please.) Get your recipe published A grey female cat was found near Over Easy Cafe off of Tarpon Bay Road on Sanibel. She is approximately 8 to 10 years old. We are guessing she belongs to someone beacuse she has been spayed. If you have any information, contact Pam at PAWS of Sanibel at 472-4823. Cat found near Over Easy Cafe NIGHTLY DINNER SPECIALS!5pm 10pmWEDNESDAYS FEATURE CHEF AUNG with SUSHI 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 PAWS is searching for this lost female cat, Boots (aka Booty). She was last sean a few days ago on her front porch near Junonia and Pyrula. She was rescued just after Hurricane Charley and is about eight years old. Her family is desperately trying to find her. If you have seen this cat, please call Pam with PAWS at 4724823. LOST CAT CAT FOUND What a blessing during the Christmas services at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church to have such beautiful children offering their gifts to God. With strings, voices, and so many helping hands, Christmas praise and thanksgiving was a delight to behold. Thank you to all the parents as well who helped to make it happen. The Rev. Ellen Sloan Dahlia, Camilo and Arabella Lilleslatten share their musical gifts The Rev. Bob Ingraham and The Rev. Ellen Sloan invited children to gather around the altar during communion CARD OF THANKS


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 201342 From page 39Play Readingsreading for Community Players. Hagan is from Bucks County, Pennsylvania and while there was President of the Bucks County Writers Guild, and belonged to two Community Theater groups. Her acting credits include Middle of the Night, A Thousand Clowns, Guys And Dolls, Barefoot in the Park, and more recently, Shirley Jewells Sanibel on Parade. Lessack is a graduate of Temple University College of Music, where she studied voice. She has performed in Two By Two and Berline to Broadway with the Drama Keys Playhouse, and 76 Trombones and Girl Crazy with the Whitemarsh Players. Edina has directed Lovers & Other Strangers and A Lion in Winter with the Skippack Players. She shares a Grammy Award for Glorious Sound of Christmas, sung with the Temple choirs and the Philadelphia Orchestra. She is directing When Do We Shoot Them? for the Community Players. Before moving to Sanibel, Jewell owned and operated her own small special event business in Connecticut. Her experience with special events brought her to volunteer in fundraising efforts at BIG ARTS, J. Howard Wood Theatre and The Community House. She held volunteer positions from volunteercoordinator at the theater to sitting on the Board of Directors at both BIG ARTS and The Community House. Jewell did a stint as Development Director as the Wood Theatre, where she was responsible for procuring a Kennedy Center Grant to develop a full production for the play Asher Command by Marilyn Felt, first presented at the theater as part of the Congress Play Reading Series. Her theater experience expanded to writing two plays with her partner in crime, Gloria Baker. Their murder-mysteries Sanibel on Parade and The Shell Game were presented on the stage at The Community House. Jewell is the current chair of the Community Players committee; she will direct Mega-Man to the (Emotional) Rescue. BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater is located at 2200 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. Tickets to play readings are $12 for adults and students are $5. Play readings will also be held on Sunday, February 17 at BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall, and Sunday, April 21 at Herb Strauss Theater. Visit www.BIGARTS.org or call the Marks Box Office at 395-0900 to purchase tickets or for more information. Country Music Video To Debut At Cattle Barons BallNashville recording artist and Next GAC Star winner One Night Rodeo, a country band that has adopted the battle against cancer as its primary fundraising cause, will debut a heart-tugging music video at the 2013 Lee County Cattle Barons Ball. Set to a new song, After Beautiful, which was co-written by acclaimed Nashville songwriters Kim Tribble and Emily Shackelton, the video also will be available on iTunes, with a percentage of the proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. For the third year in a row, One Night Rodeo will provide the live entertainment for the Cattle Barons Ball, to be held January 19 at Harborside Event Center in the downtown Fort Myers River District. The mother of Cory Hildreth, the lead singer for One Night Rodeo, is a breast cancer survivor. One Night Rodeo continues to be a major supporter of our battle against cancer, said Beth Hayes, staff partner for the Lee County chapter of the ACS. Every year the band members go above and beyond just providing the entertainment for the event. They also donate to the live and silent auctions, they entertain our sponsors at the pre-event party, and all year long they tell their fans to support the American Cancer Society. Now theyre making this music video, and we cant thank them enough. The video will highlight one familys triumph over its personal battle against cancer. Susan McCarthy, a Southwest Florida resident who is a real-life breast cancer survivor, will play the lead role. One Night Rodeo is 100 percent committed to the fight against cancer, said Edward Ciofani, CEO of Fox Hill Records and manager of the band. We go beyond just voicing our support to doing things throughout the year to raise money for this important cause. Ciofani said he envisioned the storyline for the video the first time he heard the song performed by the band in Nashville. He imagined it set on a horse farm, and while driving around Alva one day, he stumbled upon Lovelace Farms. Owners John and Glenda Lovelace, past supporters of the Cattle Barons Ball, just happened to be out front, and when Ciofani told them his idea for the video, they enthusiastically offered the use of their property for the project. The location is uncanny in that it has all the features I had in my mind for the video, Ciofani said. Plus, it turned out that the family is a past Cattle Barons Ball supporter. The band also has commissioned the creation of two guitars that will be engraved with the words After Beautiful to be auctioned at the Cattle Barons Ball. The theme of this years 10th anniversary event is Starry Nights Under a Southwest Florida Sky. Premiere Oncology is the presenting sponsor for the anniversary gala. LeeSar, a leader in health care supply chain management, has committed $25,000. Other sponsors who have saddled up for the event are John and Mary Jo Boler, Med Assets, Suncoast Beverage Sales, Scanlon Automotive, Enterprise Holdings, Wells Fargo, VIP Realty, Paces Medequipment, Medtronic, McKesson, Lee Memorial Health Systems, Clive Daniel Home, Jasons Deli, Harborside Event Center, C.R. Bard, Inc. Kimberly Clark, Haskell, Cheney Brothers, Boston Scientific, American Contract Systems and Abbott Laboratories. Florida Weekly, NBC-2 and Gulfshore Life magazine are the media sponsors. The dessert and drink sponsors are Norman Love Confections, Jim Beam and Gruppo Mezzacorona. One Night Rodeo is an American contemporary country band founded more than 13 years ago in Bradenton, Florida, One Night Rodeo is composed of Cory Hildreth (lead vocals, keys, guitar and mandolin) and Duane Allison (bass guitar, vocals). The band has opened for country superstars such as Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban and Montgomery Gentry, and most recently won the Great American Country and Music Nations Next GAC Star competition. The bands first single and video, Alive and Living, maintained its spot in the Top 20 Country Countdown on GAC TV and remains on the Independent Music Network charts. The Cattle Barons Ball is the signature fundraising event for the American Cancer Society of Lee County. Now in its 10th year, the event has raised more than $3.4 million for support services, research and education. Premiere Oncology is the Presenting Sponsor for 2013. Anyone interested in learning more or volunteering to help with the 2013 Cattle Barons Ball can contact the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org or call Beth Hayes at 936-1113, ext. 3909. OneNight Rodeo-Duane Allison (left) and Cory Hildreth Shell Point Hosts Symphony ConcertsShell Point Retirement Communitys sixth annual Southwest Florida Symphony Concert Series continues with two more concerts by The Southwest Florida Symphony. The Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, guest-conducted by highly acclaimed and musically talented maestros, will present The Discovery Concert Berlioz performing Symphonie Fantastique on January 28 at 7:30 p.m.; and then Strauss Prelude to Capriccio; Beethoven No. 4; Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No. 1; and Hyojin Ahn, soloist, on February 14 at 7:30 p.m. Both concerts will be held in The Village Church Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point. It is such a pleasure to partner with the Southwest Florida Symphony by hosting several of their performances at Shell Point, said Dawn Boren, director of resident life. Shell Point residents thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to attend these concerts so close to home. Leif Bjaland will conduct the fascinating Discovery Concert on January 28, featuring the music of Berlioz, one of the greatest composers of music from the 19th century. Berliozs masterpiece, Symphony Fantastique will hold you spellbound as the Discovery Concert explains how the piece was created by the composer. Visuals will accompany the music and Maestro Bjaland will speak directly to the audience, lending his extensive knowledge to the concert. The Discovery Concert is an excellent way to be introduced to and learn more about classical music. Newcomers and aficionados alike will enjoy this informative and entertaining concert. The Southwest Florida Symphony Series will conclude the Shell Point Series on February 14 with guest conductor David Itkin leading the orchestra in a dynamic program of Strauss Prelude to Capriccio, Beethovens No. 4, and Mendelssohns Piano Concerto No. 1. The performance will feature Hyojin Ahn as a piano soloist. These two symphony concerts can be purchased at a package cost of $32 per person, or tickets for each concert can be purchased separately at $20 per person. To purchase tickets or receive additional information about the concert series, please visit www.shellpoint.org/concerts or call 454-2067.


43 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 2013 Tim Zimmerman, The Kings Brass At Shell PointThe Village Church at Shell Point Retirement Community presents Tim Zimmerman and The Kings Brass on Sunday, January 13 at 6:15 p.m. This concert will take place in the Village Church Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point, and tickets are $10 each. Tim Zimmerman and The Kings Brass always draws a big crowd, said Pastor Randy Woods, minister of worship and music for The Village Church. We are pleased to present them here year after year, and know that everyone really enjoys their music! Back by popular demand, Tim Zimmerman and the Kings Brass will be performing at Shell Point. Renowned for their presentations of hymn classics with a contemporary flair, the Kings Brass features three trumpets, three trombones, a tuba, percussion and keyboards. Each instrument blends together to create a show of innovative worship for the enjoyment of all generations. Tickets are now on sale and are $10 each. To purchase tickets online, visit www.shellpoint.org/seasonofpraise. To receive additional information about the concert series, call 454-2147. The Kings Brass PAWS, Protection of Animal Welfare Society, Inc., on Sanibel has a wonderful black kitty that needs a home. Salem is a small male approximately one year old. He is neutered and has all his shots. He is a wonderful boy with a sweet disposition who is anxious for someone to take him home and love him. Call Pam at PAWS at 472-4823 to adopt Salem. PAWS is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization and all donations are completely tax deductable. Please help this poor boy find his forever home! PAWS Pet Salem 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 11-12: The Modulators January 14 & 17: Captiva Crab Races January 15-16: Taylor Stokes 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


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 201344 Scholars To Attend Lecture On Sanibel submitted by Kharli RoseThe poetry of Mary Oliver will bring local and national environmental educators under one roof in February. The renowned poet will deliver a reading of her work during the Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture on Friday, February 8 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Michael & All Angels Church on Sanibel. Hosted by the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education at Florida Gulf Coast University, the annual event seeks to engage the public in discussions on sustainability, ethics, democracy and literature with literary scholars and other intellectuals from home and abroad. Center Board of Advisors Mary Evelyn Tucker and David W. Orr, and FGCU President Wilson Bradshaw will share a pew with fellow literary enthusiasts and other academics who promote the Centers mission of working toward a sustainable and peaceful future for Earth through scholarship, education and action. Tucker is a Senior Lecturer and Senior Research Scholar at Yale University, where she has appointments in the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and the Divinity School. An author and editor of multiple publications on ecology and religion, Tucker completed Journey of the Universe with Brian Swimme in 2011. It was followed by a film on PBS, an educational series of interviews, and is used in classes like Living the Earth Charter at FGCU. Though Orr is known for his pioneering work on environmental literacy and campus ecology as the Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics and Special Assistant to the President of Oberlin College, he is also the founder and visionary of The Oberlin Project. It was formed out his vision of full-spectrum sustainability: an all-encompassing joint venture by the town and college to create a thriving, sustainable and environmentally-friendly community. Born and raised in Florida, Bradshaw has been the President of FGCU since 2007 and is active in civic, educational and philanthropic initiatives in the Southwest Florida region and beyond. Along with his dedication to increase academic excellence and humanitarian and community involvement with his students and staff, he has been a strong supporter of the environmental sustainability dimension of the FGCU mission. Though speakers and subjects change for the annual event, poet Mary Oliver was chosen to be the honorary speaker for her attraction to the natural elements and her ability to encourage others to seek their own connections in their environments. 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 in early January to Center members. If you would like an invitation or would like to be added to the Centers mailing list, contact the Center by email at cese@ fgcu.edu or by phone at 590-7166. Mary Evelyn Tucker David W. Orr Dr. Wilson G. Bradshaw Fitness Beyond 50 Author To Speak On SanibelFitness 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 will be speaking at The Community House on Sanibel on Wednesday, January 30, at 3 p.m. The lecture is free to SCA members and $2 for non-members. Pre-registration is required. Call 4722155 to register. Autographed copies of Fitness Beyond 50 will also be available for $15 (cash or check). Gaines also has talks scheduled at Florida Gulf Coast University, Hodges University, Rapallo, Quail Creek, The Brooks, Bonita Bay, Lely, Wildcat Run, and the Sanibel Community House. His discussions 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 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. There have also been numerous radio interviews as well as newspaper articles. Gaines is a retired publishing executive whos spent most of his adult life working to stay fit and eat healthy. Over the years his athletic activities have included running, swimming, tennis, golf, strength training and cycling. Today, in his early seventies, hes an active cyclist, logging 5,000 miles per year, plus active in strength training and golf. He is writing a column, Fitness Beyond 50, in The News-Press in Fort Myers that will appear every other Tuesday in the new Living Well section. From page 34Kathy Kosinswork for Bubl has included arranging and re-orchestration as well as performing on saxophones and clarinet. General seating is $37; loge, $42; student, $15. A Toast to the Ladies of Cool Sponsor is Premier Sothebys International Realty. BIG ARTS Pop and Jazz Seasons line-up also includes 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). BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater is located at 2200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Single event tickets as well as series and subscription tickets are available at www.BIGARTS.org or by calling 3950900. Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com


45 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 2013 Fine Arts Exhibit Opens At BIG ARTS GalleryBIG ARTS Phillips Gallery will host Crossing the Line with Paper, a juried fine art exhibit. This exhibit, featuring artworks in a variety of media that incorporates paper, opens January 17 through February 28. Phillips Gallery hours are 1 to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturdays. Juror is Ron Bishop, director of the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at Edison State College. A Jurors Talk is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 15. An awards presentation and artists reception is set for Friday, January 25, 5:30 to 7 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 about these exhibits, BIG ARTS events and membership, or to sign up for workshops, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel; call 395-0900; e-mail info@BIGARTS.org; or log on to www. BIGARTS.org. Great Blue Heron by Tania Begg 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 New York CityFine Italian Cuisine FINE ITALIAN CUISINEIL TESORO RISTORANTEinspired by Island Fare in a bistro style Fresh ingredients, simplicity, love... the recipe for a treasured dining experience Chef/Owner AJ BlackTASTE OF THE ISLANDS IRON CHEF WINNERVOTED BEST CHEFBEST OF THE ISLANDS AWARD751 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel Island, FL Reservations Suggested www.iltesoro.net 239-395-4022 Nature Walk At Live Oak LoopTake a morning stroll in the woods along the quarter-mile Live Oak Loop on Saturday, January 12 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserves East Entrance, 10130 Bayshore Road in North Fort Myers. Participants will meet in the parking lot. Traverse wetland, oak hammock and pine flatwoods on an ADA-compliant boardwalk and trail while learning more about the birds, butterflies and plants that call this home. Visit one small section of a 1,290-acre Conservation 20/20 wilderness oasis that includes nature trails, scenic observation areas and picnic pavilions. Restrooms are available onsite. The degree of difficulty of this walk is easy. Please remember to bring items you may need during the walk (i.e. water, hat, sunscreen, binoculars, camera, closedtoed shoes or boots, etc.). Provided in cooperation with Lee County Parks and Recreation, the tour and parking are free. For more information, call 707-0862 or visit www.conservation2020.org. Downy woodpecker


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 201346 Author To Visit Sanibel For Post-Election DiscussionLocal author and Southwest Florida native Neil Volz will be visiting the Sanibel Public Library, 770 Dunlop Road, and the Island Book Nook, 2330 Palm Ridge Road on Sanibel, to sign books and discuss why the political system in Washington, DC is broken, and what can be done to fix it. His book presentation and discussion at the library will take place on Friday, January 18 from 10 a.m. to noon and his book signing at the Island Book Nook will take place on Monday, January 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volz last visited Sanibel for a womens discussion forum at BIG ARTS in November. He will also be discussing the recent election, including why so many island residents had to wait several hours to vote at the polls. The residents, visitors and workers of Sanibel and Captiva are smart people and engaged citizens, said Volz. I hope my story will not only be entertaining and educational, but encourage people to get more involved in their community as well. A former lobbyist and public official, Volzs book, Into The Sun, puts a human face on the business of American politics. When Volz moved from small-town Ohio to Capitol Hill he was an idealistic college student. A decade later, he was one of the most powerful men in Washington and a key player in the biggest corruption scandal since Watergate. Volz paints a vivid and disturbing picture of his rise and fall. As Sanibel author Randy Wayne White said: Its a winner, and this reader learned a great deal, said White, who also said the book was powerful, honest plus the narrative flows non-stop. Into The Sun describes what it was like for Volz to be the target of a Justice Department investigation and how it felt to put his former boss, a member of Congress, into jail. The book outlines important life lessons the author learned from the scandal. It also raises fundamental questions about the role of big money in politics. How does corruption occur? Is it an individual failure? Or the result of a failed political system? While analyzing such timely issues, Into The Sun is both a personal portrait of hope, loyalty, failure and faith, as well as a larger story about how Washington works and how it doesnt. The story was a part of a recent story on 60 Minutes, in which Volz was flown to New York City to be interviewed by Lesley Stahl. Volz currently works at a local Sanibel shop and as a partner at Lighthouse Communications. He additionally serves on the Board of Directors of the Lee County Homeless Coalition. To see some free chapters of Into The Sun, watch the 60 Minutes interview, order a book, contact Volz about a speaking engagement or more, visit www. neilvolz.com. Poets Corner selected by Tanya HochschildCattle Egret on Periwinkleby Mary LaVelle Youve seen that cattle egret rossing Periwinkle? Why does she do it? Are there better bugs on one side, then the other? The memory of a tasty anole found just last week in just that spot across the road? Is it for the power of stopping rows of steel machines, their drivers patiently perhaps not so patiently waiting as she makes her transit seeming not to notice them or hurry? Perhaps in that tiny brain there is a need to cross something anything as her ancestors crossed the Atlantic Ocean from Africa to America when and how we do not know. But adventurous birds that follow elephants, wildebeests kudu, eland there they turned up here in Florida prairies, pastures, following cattle that stir up tasty bites just a elephants do. When cracker cowboys gave way to snowbirds from Ohio, Minnesota, New Jersey the cattle egrets seemed not to mind. Adaptable, they thrive and one of them here on Sanibel stops traffic on Periwinkle while we wait and wonder why. Mary LaVelle is a Wisconsin snowbird who proves that a Packer fan can also be a poet. Mary has an anthology of poetry coming to area bookstores any day now. Neil Volz 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 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 01-18-13COME IN AND TRY ONE OF OUR FAMOUS SANDWICHESWE SERVE BOARS HEAD MEAT! 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47 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 2013 Sanibel Public Library Welcomes Anne DaltonAnne Dalton, Esquire will present a program at the Sanibel Public Library on Friday, January 18 at 2 p.m. in Meeting Room #4. She has developed a new program incorporating wildlife into works of art (the Rauschenberg combine Canyon comes to mind, with the contretemps between MOMA and the Metropolitan Museum). Dalton was raised in rural Pennsylvania and New Jersey and moved to New York City to attend college, receiving a B.A. in Political Science from New York University, and a Juris Doctorate from Fordham University School of Law. While attending law school full-time, she worked for the American Broadcasting Company. She was the first female audio engineering supervisor for ABC world-wide and was also a proud member of ABCs CLIO Award-winning production team. For additional information, call the Sanibel Public Library at 472-2483. Anne Dalton Book Sale At Sanibel LibraryThe semi-annual $1 A Bag Book Sale at the Sanibel Public Library begins on Monday, January 21 at 9 a.m. The sale will be held in the librarys lobby. Books will be sold for $1 per bag. All sales benefit the Sanibel Public Library Foundation, Inc. and its efforts to support the Library and Library Programming. Bring your cash, checks and plastic. The sale will last until the books are sold. For additional information, or to make a contribution to the Sanibel Public Library Foundation, Inc., call 472-2483 or visit www.sanlib.org. Wendy Lambrix, circulation supervisor, receives $1 from library patron Carol Allen for a bag of books Amy Bennett Williams To Speak On Writing ProseBIG ARTS will host an ARTSalon at 3 p.m. on Thursday, January 17, with Amy Bennett Williams, editor of the The News-Press 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 4 p.m. Friday, March 15. To purchase tickets, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel, or call BIG ARTS Marks Box Office at 3950900. Amy Bennett Williams MUSIC LESSONSJennifer ValiquettePrivate Instruction on Piano, Saxophone, & Flute Sanibel and Fort MyersPhone: 239-989-7799 Web: wwww.sanibelschoolofmusic.weebly.com Monday Night MovieMeet The Director Of The Happy Poetby Stan GembickiThe Happy Poet, an indie comedy released in 2010, was written and directed by Paul Gordon, who 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. We will connect with Paul Gordon via Skype and he 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. Top Ten Books On The Island1. Paris Wife by Paula McLain 2. Living Sanibel by Charles Sobczak 3. Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh 4. Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan Sendker 5. Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks 6. Three Sunrises by Kristen Hartman 7. Bossypants by Tina Fey 8. Gift from the Sea by Anne Lindbergh 9. Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach 10. The Sanibel Sunset Detective by Ron BaseCourtesy of Sanibel Island Bookshop. Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213




FREETake Me Home NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands BUSINESS REAL ESTATE CLASSIFIEDS VOL. 20, NO. 29 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA JANUARY 11, 2013 B BSECTIONVeterans Of The Battle Of The Bulge To Be HonoredMayor Kevin Ruane and all members of the Sanibel City Council have unanimously acted to declare January 15 Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge Day on Sanibel Island. On that day in front of City Hall, 800 Dunlop Road, beginning at 11 a.m., Ruane will read the proclamation to local surviving members of the heroic 106th Infantry Division, who are attending to accept this honor on behalf of all of the personnel of the 106th Infantry Division. The City of Sanibels Police Honor Guard will present the colors at the ceremony.continued on page 9B Outside Bastognne, December 1944 Riverdale Kiwanis Medieval Faire To Be Held At Lakes Regional Park The Riverdale Kiwanis have set their annual Medieval Faire for the weekends of January 12 and 13 as well as January 19 and 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Lakes Regional Park in Fort Myers. The twoweekend event is expected to draw more than 15,000 attendees. The 2013 Riverdale Kiwanis Medieval Faire will feature jousting, a live chess match, live sword fighting, royal court, childrens games and rides, jugglers, magicians, minstrels, period food and medieval-themed merchants. Entertainment at the faire will be provided by touring medieval faire professionals. Tickets will be available the day of the faire. Adult tickets cost $15 andcontinued on page 9B Two knights competing in performance combat photo courtesy of www.EloquentImaging.com A strolling violin minstrel at the Riverdale Kiwanis Medieval Faire Jerrys Donates Angel Tree Proceeds To FISHby Jeff LysiakThroughout the holiday season, shoppers at Jerrys Market on Sanibel may have noticed a very special Christmas tree near the stores restaurant. The tree was decorated with little angels, hand-crafted from local shells. And, selling for $15 each, those ornaments were going to support local people in need. The idea behind the Angel Tree came from Velma Gavin, an employee at Jerrys, as well as Merle Rauscher. Both ladies wanted to create the shell ornaments, with the assistance of Carol Daniel, and offer them to the supermarkets customers during the holidays. About five years ago, we did a fundraiser that supported The Sanibel School, but this is the first year weve had an Angel Tree, explained Gavin, a longtime resident of the island. All of the money we raised this year will go to FISH. We sold 125 angel ornaments. Beginning sales shortly after Thanksgiving, Jerrys sold nearly 100 of continued on page 14B Velma Gavin standing next to the Angel Tree at Jerrys


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It had a radio and back home in Gaffney, South Carolina they played a lot of music over the air either country western or jazz, the choice was yours. Since his dad hated country, it was jazz all the time. The first tune Tom remembers went something like, You dont get around much anymore, ... maybe it was an Ellington piece ... and though the word wasnt in his vocabulary, he thought it sophisticated. Tom began playing drums in eighth grade. He even had his own rock group, and when their piano player sewed sequins on her jacket, he thought it way cool! How did your parents view your musical activities? I asked. My dad loved Wayne King and hed sing a lot of his tunes, so it was fine with him, said Cooley. My mom, a high school math and science teacher, was very much a live-and-let-live kind of person. She pretty much let me do anything I wanted to. For his 12th Christmas, he got a record player; it played 78s. He recalls a small shop in town where you could go to listen to records in a tiny booth, just you and the music. Thats where he heard Ragmop in the early 1950s. The first record he ever bought was Hearts Made of Stone and the first song he ever danced to was Rock Around The Clock. By now, he was in high school and the dance of the day was The Shag. (Actually, it became the official state dance.) Dancing... drumming... he loved them both. Why? I asked. They both use the entire body. Tom was in his high school band. But remember, this was back in the 1950s, when Carolinas schools were still segregated. His own school played straight music, but he recalls hearing the black high school band practicing... and they played swing. I felt disadvantaged not being able to be in a jazz band. The black band director had a combo of his own. I heard them playing Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White and their leader was a trumpeter. Its not an instrument I can play, but one I respect tremendously. Next came Duke University, where he trained to be a journalist. He was the managing editor of the Duke Chronicle but when he looked at one of their textbooks, he came away thinking, I could do better than that. It was a thought that eventually put him on another path. After graduation in 1964, he went into the Navy. Those were the Vietnam years, but most of his service was done stateside teaching sailing and English at the Naval Academy Prep School. Once discharged, he used the G.I. bill to earn a Ph.D. at Indiana University, which ended with his being hired to teach American Literature at Ohio State University in Columbus. It seemed as if there were great drummers on every corner there. I heard a lot of good jazz, Cooley recalled. During the 33 years he taught there, in addition to books and articles, Tom also wrote textbooks for writers which were published by W.W. Norton. How did you discover Sanibel? I asked. My wife Barbaras parents and grands had been coming here for years. I came down here in 1988 and loved it, and two years later, we bought our first house. And thats when he let me in on his big secret. Jazz hungry? Its huge in many of the RV parks in Fort Myers... Palmetto Palms and Siesta Bay... there are hundreds of listeners and retired musicians living in those parks... they jam weekly. I was playing with them in Indian Creek when the light went on for me. There were 400 people in their hall and I realized thats what Sanibel needs its own jazz band. There had been Satin Jazz, they had five or six players and theyd lost their drummer, so I joined them. But they finally collapsed as their players moved on. Island Jazz grew out of this. Were entering our eighth season this year. Jazz is Toms his passion, but not his profession. Nowadays, he says, a jazz musician would need an income-producing day job to make a living. Island Jazz is dear to his heart. He describes himself as the groups Den Mother. In-season, Sanibelians can find them on Sundays, beginning January 13, at the Boler Garden of BIG ARTS, where you can enjoy them for a few hours of pure listening pleasure. Gazing at the crowd, most keeping beat with fingers, toes, heads, whatever... they seem to capture the sense of remembered yesterdays. Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or emailpress@islandsunnews.com


5B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 2013 Hortoons Read us online at IslandSunNews.com Outstanding Agent! Outstanding Results! Outstanding Agent! Outstanding Results! Buying, Selling or just want to chat... Talk to Chuck! Buying, Selling or just want to chat... Talk to Chuck! 2400 Palm Ridge Rd. Sanibel, FL (239) 472-2311A er Hours (239) 209-6500WWW.SANIBELISLANDWATERFRONTREALESTATE.COMRE/MAX AWARD WINNING REALTOR! Chuck Bergstrom Chuck Bergstrom ISLAND RESIDENT, REALTOR ISLAND RESIDENT, REALTOR WWW.CHUCKBERGSTROM.COM WWW.CHUCKBERGSTROM.COM Furnished 2 BR/11/2 BA with Boat Dockage. Furnished 2 BR/11/2 BA with Boat Dockage. Canal Front. Weekly Rentals. Minutes to Gulf. Canal Front. Weekly Rentals. Minutes to Gulf. $249,000 $249,000 www.sanibeltennisplacecondo.com www.sanibeltennisplacecondo.com Tennis Place C-35 Tennis Place C-35 Pine Cove 1A Pine Cove 1A Gorgeous 2 BR/2 BA Gulf Front Corner Unit. Gorgeous 2 BR/2 BA Gulf Front Corner Unit. Beautifully Furnished! Great Weekly Rentals. Beautifully Furnished! Great Weekly Rentals. $799,900 $799,900 www.pinecoveonsanibel.com www.pinecoveonsanibel.com Tarpon Bay Road Tarpon Bay Road Build Your Dream Home. Large 1-1/2 Acre Lot. Build Your Dream Home. Large 1-1/2 Acre Lot. Short Walk to Shops, Restaurants & Baileys. Short Walk to Shops, Restaurants & Baileys. $250,000 $250,000 www.tarponbayroadonsanibel.com www.tarponbayroadonsanibel.com 4203 Dingman Drive 4203 Dingman Drive Beautifully Renovated 4 BR/3 BA on Approx.1 Beautifully Renovated 4 BR/3 BA on Approx.1 Acre on West Gulf Dr. Across from the Beach. Acre on West Gulf Dr. Across from the Beach. $2,595,000 $2,595,000 www.dingmandrive.com www.dingmandrive.com 928 Pepper Tree Place 928 Pepper Tree Place Beautifully Constructed 2 BR/2 BA w/Den or Of ce. Beautifully Constructed 2 BR/2 BA w/Den or Of ce. Easy Walk to Beach Path, Pools, Tennis Courts. Easy Walk to Beach Path, Pools, Tennis Courts. $639,900 $639,900 www.gulfpineshomeonsanibel.com www.gulfpineshomeonsanibel.com Sandalfoot 3B2 Sandalfoot 3B2 Fully Furnished 1 BR/1 BA w/Gulf and Pool Views. Fully Furnished 1 BR/1 BA w/Gulf and Pool Views. Weekly Rentals. $28,000 Rental Income in 2012. Weekly Rentals. $28,000 Rental Income in 2012. $499,000 $499,000 www.sanibelsandalfootcondo.com www.sanibelsandalfootcondo.com The Ibis The Ibis Old Florida Style with All the Bells & Whistles. Old Florida Style with All the Bells & Whistles. Land/Home Package Includes Lot Preparation. Land/Home Package Includes Lot Preparation. $599,000 $599,000 www.mid-islandsanibelhome.com www.mid-islandsanibelhome.com American Legion Post 123 NewsOn Sunday, January 13, barbecue ribs and chicken will be served from 1 to 8 p.m. at American Legion Post 123. The Monday Night 8-Ball Pool League plays 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. Send your editorial copy to:press@islandsunnews.com


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Our artisans will be arriving in short time and will be encamped on The Community House grounds for the weekend. No military battle will take place here, except to be first in line when the gates open. Its a great, fun weekend on the island and you are guaranteed to find some amazingly beautiful things to go home with. Mark your calendars! Did you notice the words in the opening paragraph of this column? Marching orders... encampmentthese words must have been rattling in our Rotary heads after listening to our guest speaker last week, Duane Schaeffer, Sanibel Public Librarys Collection Development and Event Coordinator, talking to us about the Battle of Fort Myers and Cow Cavalry during the Civil War. This Battle of Fort Myers is sometime called the Southern-most battle of the American Civil War. In February 1861, Florida joined the Confederate States of America. Although part of the Confederate States, Florida had pockets of Union Soldiers and a large population of freed black slaves. In Lee County, the Confederate militia groups were formed to protect the inner part of Florida. These units were mostly made up of ranchers and cowhands. They were called the Cow Cavalry. Union soldiers would hold cavalry raids in south Florida to capture cattle. The Union Navy would also conduct raids along the coast trying to destroy the salt work plants. It was the mission of the cow cavalry to protect the cattle ranches, salt works and small towns of south Florida. Numerous small battles occurred as the groups met. Floridas greatest contribution to the war was food supplies. Florida sent beef, pork, fish and fruit to the Confederate troops. A vital part of the Confederate strategy was to keep Floridas inland roads and rivers protected so that the supplies could get safely northward. The soldiers of the Cow Calvary helped keep the Confederate Army supplied with food from Florida. Union soldiers needed to control that food supply chain and strategically planned actions to do so. In December 1863, Union soldiers occupied Fort Myers, abandoned after the Seminole Indian Wars. Fort Myers was the only federally occupied fort in South Florida. Union commanders sent horse soldiers into the area north of the Caloosahatchee River to confiscate livestock from cattle ranches, preventing shipment of beef to the Confederate Army. Fort Myers was a safe haven for escaped slaves and also for Union sympathizers. More than 400 people crowded into the forts grounds at the time. The fort was garrisoned primarily by the 2nd Florida Cavalry (made up of refugees who enlisted), a company of the 110th New York Infantry and a company of black soldiers of the 2nd United States Colored Infantry, both from Fort Zachary Taylor in Key West. The Confederates organized a special battalion of the state militia to stop the Union raids. Commanded by Col. Charles Munnerlyn and a battalion made up of cattle drovers (known as the Cow Cavalry) deployed at Fort Meade was ordered to attack Fort Myers. With one artillery piece (cannon), they arrived at Fort Myers on February 1865, encamped at Billys Creek. At mornings rise, the Confederates headed to the fort and fired a warning cannon shot, followed by a messenger demanding the Union troops surrender. The forts commanding officer, Capt. James Doyle, refused. The Union forces returned fire with their two cannons. The battle began Union soldiers firing artillery and cavalrymen firing carbines. The battle continued through the day and ceased at nightfall. Casualties and losses: Union One dead, three wounded. Confederate One wounded. Although the Confederates withdrew, they had a plan to return to fight another day. But even though the attack had been repelled, the Union had abandoned the fort shortly after the battle. And the rest is history. 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 at John@ JohnGreyPainting.com or PresidentElect Scot Congress at Scot@scongress.com. Duane Schaffer, Head of Collections and Events for the Sanibel Public Library


Florida: Bonita Springs, Fort Myers, Naples, Ocala, Sanibel and Captiva Islands North Carolina: Cashiers, Highlands, Lake Glenville, Lake Toxaway and Sapphire ValleySanibel Bayous Stunningly Remodeled 4BD/4BA Hickory Floors, Vaulted Ceilings, Stone Fireplace Large, Open Porches Overlooks Private Wildlife Sanctuary $677,000 MLS 2121371 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 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 Blind Pass Condo Sanibel 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms Updated Kitchen & Baths 1,222 S.F. of Living Great Vacation Rental $399,900 MLS 2101271 Sally Davies 239.691.3319 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 Beach Villa 2318 at South Seas 2 Bedroom w/Direct Sunset, Gulf Views Corner Location W/Tile Floors Bahama Shutters, Granite Counters Island Style and Convenient Location $599,900 MLS 2120306 Fred Newman and Vicki Panico 239-826-2704 Canal Home Del Sega Sanibel 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms Great Boating Access & Canal Views Meticulously Updated Private, Unique Pool Area $995,900 MLS 2110721 Jane Weaver & Cathy Rosario 239.464.2249 Bayside Villa 5132 Large 1BD/2BA at South Seas Directly on Bay with Sunrise Views Perfect Island Retreat or Rental Property Steps to Pool, Beach, Shops & More $273,900 MLS 2120952 Fred Newman or Vicki Panico 239.826.2704 Spectacular Penthouse Unit High Tide Huge Beach & Sunset Views Professionally Decorated Impact Windows & Doors Top-of-the-Line Finishes $1,775,000 MLS 2120272 McMurray & Nette 239.281.4435 Golden Beach 3BD/2.5BA Large, Secluded Townhome Breathtaking Panoramic Views Wide & Spacious Floor Plan Private 2 Car Garage & Large Pool $1,395,000 MLS 2121238 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Ibis At The Sanctuary 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms Located on Excl Sanctuary Golf Course Luxurious Custom Furnishings Small, Quiet Complex $475,000 MLS 2111226 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Sanctuary Bayfront Sanctuary Golf Course, Situated on 1 lots Majestic Bayfront & Golf Course Views New in 2006, Gorgeous Interior Finishes Amazing Outdoor Living, Pool/Spa $3,600,000 MLS 2121339 McMurray & Nette 239.281.4435 Private Courtyard Estate Captiva 4BD/4.5BA Andy Rosse Villa Private In-Law Suite State of the Art Kitchen Secluded Pool and Spa $2,375,000 MLS 2120187 Jane Weaver & Cathy Rosario 239.464.2249 Captiva Open Breeze Spacious 5 Bedroom Compound Double Parcel with Tropical Setting Awesome Pool & Entertaining Area Great Rental History $1,895,000 MLS 2121137 McMurray & Nette 239.281.4435 Best of Blind Pass 2BD/2BA at a Great Price! Superb Location, View & Interior Recently Remodeled Steps to Pool $449,000 MLS 2120538 McMurray & Nette 239.850.7888239.472.0078 | 800.805.0168RoyalShellSales.com | RoyalShell.com Real Estate We make it easy. You make it home. 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 Direct Gulf Access Sanibel 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms Separate Guest Suite w/Kitchen Screen Enclosed Tropical Lanai w/Pool Private dock and Boat Lift $1,895,000 MLS 2101213 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 We make it easy. You make it home.7B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 2013


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 20138B Zonta Salutes Sponsors submitted by Sue DenhamAs planning continues for the upcoming A Peek at the Unique, the signature fundraiser for the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva, the club is delighted to announce the island companies returning as house sponsors, supporting work that is focused on improving the status of women. Set for Saturday, March 16, the event involves a guided tour of four unique island homes and has enabled the club to award nearly half a million dollars in grants to local organizations in the past ten years. The Sanibel-Captiva Trust Company has been a generous and loyal supporter, serving as a house sponsor since the events inception in 2002. It is our pleasure to continue our support of this very successful event, which provides funds for programs that guide, develop and assist women in our community and beyond, said Terry Igo, president. Co-sponsoring with the trust company this year will be Janet Strickland, P.A., a Sanibel firm specializing in business/ corporate law, wills, trusts and estate planning. Also returning as sponsors are Dan Hahn Custom Builders and Design Center, Inc. and Gulf Breeze Cottages. Kevin Vertesch, vice president for Hahn, noted that this is the firms third year as a sponsor and said: We see this as a perfect partnership our home designs focus on the highest quality and this event, for such a vital cause, is also a quality event from A to Z. Gulf Breeze Cottages, also a thirdtime sponsor, is owned by Zonta member Sandi Hutchings, who notes she is delighted to have this specific impact on improving womens lives. Funds raised during the Peek, held annually each March, are distributed the following January to island and regional organizations whose work improves the status of women. This year, the club will award $66,000 in local grants, the highest amount in its history, in addition to $21,000 pledged to Zonta International for global initiatives that focus on womens health, safety and independence. For more information, visit www.zonta.org. Beyond proceeds from ticket sales, house sponsorship is a way for the club to enhance revenue. We have always successfully attracted at least four house sponsors, commented event co-chair Gini Jones. Our sponsors not only support our unique mission but also recognize the positive impact of exposure to the 550-plus Peekers who attend the event. House sponsors are recognized by a prominent sign placed at each home on the tour. One more house sponsorship at $2,000 is available. Other sponsor opportunities include ads ranging from $100 to $2,000 in the keepsake program booklet, packed with information about Zonta and the houses, ads, and names of benefactors. Club members are busy approaching potential advertisers and benefactors. Jones reveals that over 170 island businesses, as well as 50 individual benefactors, supported the 2012 Peek in some way. There is also the signature raffle, A Chance at the Unique. Raffle tickets at $10 each will shortly go on sale. The tour has invariably been a sell-out. Ticket price at $65 is unchanged this year, and early-bird letters have gone out via e-mail to encourage early reservations. Sales to the general public will open at the end of January. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva is a service organization of professional women working together to provide handson assistance, advocacy and funds to strengthen womens lives on the islands, in Lee County and around the world through Zonta International. For additional information, visit www. zontasancap.com. Kevin Vertesch, left, of Dan Hahn Custom Builders and Robin Colby, Lori Mobley and Phyllis Gibson of the Sanibel-Captiva Trust Company. Not pictured are Sandi Hutchings of Gulf Breeze Cottages and Janet Strickland, attorney-at-law Pet Palooza Event To Benefit Humane SocietyWhether you have a pet(s) or are looking for a new one, you wont want to miss the first Pet Palooza of the season on Thursday, January 24 at Olde Sanibel Shoppes, located at 630 Tarpon Bay Road on Sanibel. We have a very exciting event planned, stated Barbara Harrington with The Royal Shell Companies, a sponsor of the event. Olde Sanibel Shoppes is familiar to local pet owners because it is the home of Island Paws and Over Easy Caf, which welcomes pets on the patio. On the 24th were taking it up a notch. The Gulf Coast Humane Society will bring some great dogs looking for a new home for a meet and greet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dont miss this opportunity to see if you are the perfect match for one or more of this no-kill shelters current residents. Youll have the opportunity to visit with the dogs and shelter volunteers and see if you can find your new best friend. In addition, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. stop by and enjoy pet photography by Pets du Soleil, a professional photography company specializing in pet photography. Call 209-6776 to set up an appointment. Their air-conditioned trailer is designed exclusively for pets. Visit with the pet psychic, have the sketch artist capture your pets likeness on site or bring a photo and make arrangements for him to mail a completed sketch to you. There will also be a K-9 agility course so you and your dog can practice all the right moves. A portion of their sales will benefit GCHS. Also, Mike McMillan will be playing tunes from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A donation of one or more of the societys wish list items will be gratefully accepted: Animal Needs Wet dog and cat food Cleaning Supplies: Mops, brushes, squeegees, Clorox wipes, paper towels, bleach, etc. Dog and cat toys Kong dog toys Kuranda beds Kuranda cat towers Cat litter Laundry soap/dryer sheets Towels, sheets, rugs Contractor-grade trash bags Hoses and spray nozzles Heavy-duty laundry baskets PetSmart/Petco/PetMeds/Pet Supermarket gift cards Grooming supplies Nail clippers Shelter Needs Lawn mower Dirt Weed-eater Stackable washer and dryer Power blowercontinued on page 12B Fort Myers Airpark: Luxury Estate on 4.2 ac., 7 br, 7 baths, big pool, hangar, runway, separate guest house Airborne Community Fort Myers: This magnificent two-level, 6 bed / 5 bath mast erpiece offers the ultimate in elegant living on 1 + acre. $ 1,890,000 Devonwood Estates Luxury Miami Style Home Cape Coral: This beautiful home has 3,595 living sq. ft. 4 br 4 baths and is located at Caloosahatchee River Thomas Hopf Broker Isabella Rasi Realtor $ 1,150,000 $ 4,800,000 1101 Periwinkle Way #105 Sanibel, FL 33957 Tel.: 239-472-0044 www.engelvoelkers.com/sanibel


9B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 2013 From page 1BThe Battle Of The Bulge DayThis event is jointly sponsored by the City of Sanibel, Judie A. Zimomra, City Manager, and The Sanibel Veterans Group, Ted Tyson, chairman. Members of the public are welcomed and encouraged to attend this significant historical event. Following the presentation, the Battle of the Bulge veterans and their guests will have lunch at Cips restaurant, where they may mingle with their associates and answer questions of the public and the media. This lunch function is also open to the public. Weather and traffic permitting, the veterans and their guests may take the opportunity of enjoying a brief tour of the island before ending their visit returning home.On behalf of the Mayor, the City Council and the citizens of Sanibel, we hope that you will be able to attend this event honoring the success of the 106th in breaking the back of the Nazi war effort on January 13, 14 and 15, 1945. From page 1BRiverdale Kiwanis Medieval Fairechildren tickets (ages 5 to 11) cost $5. Free onsite parking is available. All profits go to the Riverdale Foundation Fund to support local programs including thanksgiving baskets for the needy, Christmas dinners, Buckingham Exception School, Orange River Elementary, Sunshine Elementary, school grants and scholarships. For more information on the Riverdale Kiwanis Medieval Faire, visit www.Medievalfaire.com. For group ticket information, call Sandy Wheeler at 369-6881. Barely Balanced professional acrobats perform at a past Riverdale Kiwanis Medieval Faire photo courtesy of www.EloquentImaging.com Children and adults alike enjoy the Seahorse ride at the Medieval FaireShare your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com


10B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 2013 Around The Islands With AnneRestaurant-As-Art-Gallery Trend Keeps Growing; Traders Adds Free Valet Parking; Antiques Show This Weekendby Anne MitchellIl Cielo has joined the growing number of island restaurants that offer space for artists to display and sell their work. Besides highlighting the glass creations of Sanibel artist Luc Century, Il Cielo also displays vibrant and colorful prints by Jupiter, Florida artists Carmen Lagos and Gustavo Castillo, all of which are for sale. A focal point of Il Cielo is Centurys original curved glasswork called Cloud 9, which is 20 inches tall by 30 feet long and divides the bar from the dining room. More than 15 of Centurys individual pieces are also featured throughout the restaurant and are available for purchase. General manager Bruce Rontys vision was to bring the islands vibrant tropical foliage inside, said Suzanne Lurie, Sanibel resident and retired interior designer, who curated the artwork for Il Cielo. As soon as he saw their work, he knew it was exactly the look he wanted. Lurie, who owns a number of Lagos and Castillos prints in her Sanibel home, brought one of her own giclees of a banana leaf by Lagos and hung it in the restaurants foyer. She helped Ronty select the additional 15 pieces from Lagos and Castillos catalogue. The limited edition prints, which were personally framed by the artists, range in size from 30 inches by 40 inches to 50 inches by 70 inches. Castillo and Lagos, who are married, will be displaying at the juried Bonita Springs National Art Festival at The Promenade on January 12 and 13. Menu items at Il Cielo range from $4 to $38. Hours are daily from 5 to 10 p.m. Il Cielo is located at 1244 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel, phone 4725555. In the same vein, The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club is currently showcasing art by locals Myra Roberts and Andi McCarter as part of its Meet The Artist series. Some six to 10 local artists will be featured through the winter season, in addition to the monthly display of artwork from students of The Sanibel School in the foyer. Paintings from Roberts Florida Vintage Collection and sculptures by McCarter can be seen in the lobby and clubhouse. The Dunes is wanting to play an active part in the art community of the island, as a tribute to all the talent that we have here, said Leilani Sivsov, the clubs general manager. On Saturday, January 19, The Dunes will host a Meet The Artists luncheon with Roberts and McCarter at 1 p.m. Cost is $12 for members and $15 for non-members. Call 472-3355 for reservations. The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club is located at 949 Sand Castle Road, Sanibel. Meanwhile, over at George & Wendys Sanibel Seafood Grille, art is also in the news. In the tradition of big sales for Black Friday, artist Stacie Krupa of the Grille Gallery at George & Wendys Seafood Grille, posted on Facebook that all of her paintings would be available for $2,000 each on that one day only. John and Cheryl Carrigan, regular customers of the Grille, didnt hear about the sale until it was over. They were disappointed that they had missed it because they had their eyes on the elephant painting and had been debating a purchase for several weeks. So, John Carrigan made an offer: the painting for $2,000 plus a $500 donation to charity. Krupa agreed and the Ding Darling Wildlife Society, which normally gets five percent of every art sale from the Grille Gallery, got a check for $500. A couple of weeks later, the Carrigan family met the artist. Cheryl Carrigan commented, We love the different textures, but the frame made the piece. The unique frame is made of Jamaican dogwood. This elephant is now in its new home at the Carrigan house above the television in their family room. Other paintings by Krupa can be seen at The Grille at 2499 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, phone 395-1263. Traders Store & Caf is now offering complimentary valet parking Tuesdays through Saturdays now through Easter. Its to assist our valued customers get to their reservation on time, said Traders owner Joe Archambault. Its on me. Come visit us soon and take advantage of this new service that takes you to and from our front door, he adds. Traders is at 1551 Periwinkle Way, phone 472-7242. The Sanibel Island Antiques and Jewelry Show returns this weekend, featuring exhibitors and dealers from many states, some from as far away as Maine. They bring a diverse collection of items for sale including small pieces of furniture, postcards and comcs, bronze statues, carved ivory miniatures, vintage furs, gold jewelry, oil paintings and watercolors, and Asian art and antiques. There will also be lots of silver and painted porcelain, Victorian glass and art glass. The prices will be just as varied as the items, according to the organizers. They say whether you collect military medals, fishing lures, French bronzes or Lalique, there will be something for everyone. Former Sanibel resident Pete Clapp of A Silver Chest has operated the show for 14 years. It runs three times a year, in January, February and March. The January dates are this Saturday and Sunday, the 12th and 13th. The show has been held on Sanibel for more than 30 years and takes place at The Community House.LIVE ON THE ISLANDSTraditions on the Beach at the Island Inn has live entertainment most nights. This weeks lineup includes: Friday, Joe McCormick and singer Barbara Smith; Saturday, Joe McCormick and singer Marvilla Marzan; Sunday, Dusk Duo with Dean & Kathy Winkleman from Milwaukee on piano, guitar and vocals; Wednesday, Woody Brubaker o n the piano, saxophone and vocals; 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. Traders Store & Cafe features music by Chris Workman on Sundays and Wednesdays from 7 to 10 p.m. and Danny Morgan and Friends on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 10 p.m. Traders is at 1551 Periwinkle Way, phone 472-7242.continued on page 26B Bird of paradise print by Carmen Lagos on display and for sale at Il Cielo restaurant Etched glass items by Sanibel artist Luc Century available at Il Cielo Local artists Myra Roberts, left, and Andi McCarter are displaying their artwork at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club Artist Stacie Krupa, right, with Cheryl, Tabitha and Megan Carrigan with Krupas elephant painting, which the family purchased from George & Wendys Seafood Grille


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From page 8BPet Palooza Pressure washer Generator Red wagons Home Depot/Lowes gift cards Mini fridges Microwave Industrial dishwasher Fluorescent light bulbs Laptop computers Volunteer handyman Tall chairs/stools Baby scale For more information, contact Barbara Harrington with Royal Shell Companies at 472-2783 or Courtney Piggott with the Gulf Coast Humane Society at Courtney@gulfcoasthumanesociety.org. Sanibel Food And Wine FestivalAll are invited to share in an evening of wine, food, music and fun at the Sanibel Food and Wine Festival at Lily & Co. Jewelry Gallery on Thursday, February 21, beginning at 4 p.m. Now in its fifth year, the charitable event benefits kids needs, such as cancer care and scholarships, and is presented by the Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club. Local wine distributers will select and provide fine wines for sampling during the festival. Wines will also be up for bid in the silent auction. A cooking demonstration with complementary wine pairing will be presented by Matt Asen of The Timbers Restaurant. Chef Karl Hamme of Baileys Catering and Prepared Foods Department will also present a cooking demonstration. Hamme will also prepare the hors doeuvres. Music will accompany the silent auction. Some of the items in the silent auction include: two nights at several local resorts and golf for four at several island courses. Lily & Co. will also be offering discounted prices on select jewelry. Tickets are a $30 donation; $25 for designated driver and are available at Baileys General Store, Sanibel Caf, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank and Lily & Co. Lily & Co. is on Tarpon Bay Road across from Baileys. Free valet parking will be available. For more information, contact Stan Howard at 472-0836 or e-mail sancapoptimist@comcast.net. ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 201312B Community Fair And Retail Expo ReturnsThe Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of Commerce announced that its annual Community Fair and Retail Expo will be held on Sunday, February 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way. This event will allow islanders and visitors to become more familiar with island businesses. There will be even more events taking place this year, including several outdoor activities, face painting, raffle prizes, the Sanibel Fire Departments truck available for photo opportunities, giant slide, music along with free food and drinks provided by Baileys General Store and The Coffee Bar at Baileys. Parking will be available at The Herb Strauss Theater. Mark your calendars this is a family fun day you will not want to miss! If you are interested in being a part of this community event or taking a booth, contact Bridgit Stone-Budd, Director of Marketing, at 472-8255 or email services@sanibel-captiva.org. Ric Base and Allan Myers prepare to serve Expo attendees The Sanibel Fire Department came out to entertain the children at last years event Kids enjoy getting their faces painted at the Chamber Retail Expo Dbt Dbt Pnn Dfrt Pnn Dfrt Pnt Pnt Cnnt Cnnt Rt Rt Cnf Cnf F Ett F Ett L Wb L Wb Mb, Mb Mb, Mb Cnft O Pt Cnft O Pt A Sn A Sn PAVERS PAVERS GIGI GIGI D Gbtn, I. D Gbtn, I. 239-541-7282 www.gigicompanies.com 239-541-7282 www.gigicompanies.com Or Visit Our Showroom Or Visit Our Showroom Lic.# S3-12238 Send your editorial copy to:press@islandsunnews.com


13B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 2013Salvation Army Thanks Bell Ringersby Jeff LysiakThe Salvation Armys Red Kettle Campaign on Sanibel again set another milestone in 2012, collecting $25,574 in donations throughout the holiday season. According to Clint Parsons, volunteer area coordinator for the Salvation Army on Sanibel, reported last week that last years Red Kettle Campaign which ran from the day before Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve garnered more than $590 above the previous years collection. In the entire Lee-Collier-Hendry County region, Sanibel was the only unit to show an increase over the previous year, said Parsons. We have to give credit to our volunteers, who do an incredible job each and every year. Without them, this would never have been possible. On Sanibel, the Salvation Army had two collection sites one at Baileys General Store and one at Jerrys Market where 40 to 50 bell ringers worked in two-hour shifts, seven days a week throughout the campaign. Some of our ringers bring their dogs with them, which helps people feel comfortable when approaching the kettle, Parsons explained. One of our ringers, Dr. Ran Neihoff, even plays his mandolin. Everybody has a lot of fun when theyre doing their volunteer duty for the Salvation Army, because its something they believe in. Parsons also credited the Salvation Armys stellar reputation for another successful campaign. People know where the money goes. The organization really sells itself, he added. According to the website, www.salvationarmyusa.com, contributions from the Red Kettle Campaign allow the organization to fund a number of programs, including providing food, shelter, toys, counseling and other services to millions of Americans in need. In addition to thanking the volunteer bell ringers, Parsons noted that next years campaign will be expanded to include Captiva. We contacted Sandy Stilwell, who is a member of the Salvation Army Advisory Board, so were going to start a campaign on Captiva, added Parsons. And were also going to work on Luminary Night at Jerrys and Baileys, and were going to begin even earlier in the day, at 10 a.m. instead of at 11:30 a.m. So, Parsons is hoping, 2013s Red Kettle Campaign may even establish a new donation record. Oversized lake-front lot for single-family home near West Gulf Dr beaches $249K 2242 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Square #3 Large Sanibel Bayous cul-desac parcel, up the street from Bowmans Beach $399K One of last undeveloped lots in The Dunes golf & tennis community $299K Over 1/2 acre on intersecting canals on Limpet Dr in Shell Harbor, price now $885K Walk right out to gulf from this easily rented 2 bedroom in Sandalfoots onsite program with low fees $699K Updated 2 bedroom at Loggerhead Cay, looks straight out over courtyard to beach, earns ~$30K annually $499K Immaculate remodeled 3-bedroom near-beach home, short walk to West Gulf Dr beach access path $399K Fully-remodeled & well-furnished Sundial Resort club suite with years of excellent rental history $349.9K ~1/3 acre in small mid-island community with shared pool & tennis, price now $224K David Anderson, Realtor, Sales Associate, Office Manager, Sales Coordinator Elise Carnes Notary, Listing Coordinator Lisa Murty Realtor, Sales Associate The SanibelSusan Team 472-HOME (4663) 888-603-0603 Susan Andrews, Realtor, Broker, Owner, SCIS, e-Pro, TRC, & Eco-Broker Certified CROW Receives $300 DonationThe BP Fabric of America Fund makes contributions to organizations that are recommended by BP employees. Graham V. Coppard, a BP employee, recommended the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) as an organization that makes a difference in the community. A check for $300 was recently presented to CROW by Coppards wife, Gail, and daughter, Jackie.. CROW Hospital Director Dr. Heather Barron (left) accepts the check from Graham Coppards wife, Gail, and daughter, Jackie Email editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com


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15B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 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 The Sanctuary Golf Club, as title sponsor and host of the 11th annual Sanctuary Community Golf Challenge to be held on Saturday, January 26, announced that Chuck and Helen Ketteman will serve as Honorary Chairpersons of the event. Chuck and Helen Ketteman are leaders as community volunteers here on the islands and beyond. They are generous with their time serving on boards, volunteering at events, and donating throughout the community non-profits, stated Michael Valiquette, chairman of the Sanctuary Community Golf Challenge. It has been wonderful getting to know them as the years pass. It is our pleasure to welcome them as ambassadors and Honorary Chairs for the 2013 Sanctuary Community Golf Challenge to benefit the Charitable Foundation of the Islands and all of the people CFI assists. Thank you, Chuck and Helen, for all that you do. We are humbled and very happy to be the Honorary Chairs of the Sanctuary Community Golf Challenge, stated Chuck Ketteman. It is especially gratifying to see how the community has embraced this event, and the level of funding that the event provides to the Charitable Foundation of the Islands. The Foundation helps so many people in need, and the Sanctuary Community Golf Challenge is a key source of its funds raising over $700,000 in the past 10 years. We are also so proud of our fellow members of The Sanctuary Golf Club, who strongly support this event and so many other activities on the islands. 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 Community Golf Challenge begins at 10:30 a.m. with a brunch followed by a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start. Afterwards, golfers meet at the clubhouse for drinks and hors doeuvres, an awards presentation, and the ever-popular Helicopter Drop and Helicopter Tour. For more information about The Sanctuary Community Golf Challenge, contact Drew Donnelly at 472.6223 or ddonnelly@sanctuarygc.net. Moose Charity Golf TournamentMoose Lodge 2199, located at 155 Santa Barbara Blvd. North in Cape Coral, presents a four-person Scramble Charity Golf Tournament on Saturday, January 19 at Myerlee Country Club. Mixed teams and non-members are welcome to participate. The tournament entry fee of $75 per player includes greens fees, golf cart, $5,000 putting contest, steak dinner awards banquet and prizes galore. Tee times are 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. Throughout the tournament, there will be several hole-in-one events, including chances to win a brand new Buick Verano (provided by Dixie Buick GMC, Inc.), a $10,000 cash prize, a set of new golf clubs, a Kindle Fire and a $500 Visa card. Other events include a $5,000 putting contest, closest-to-the-pin, longest-drive and closest-to-the-line contests. On Sunday, January 20, a post-tournament awards banquet will be held at the 2199 Tiki Bar beginning at 1 p.m. Guest tickets may be purchased for $20 each. A portion of the proceeds benefit Passionately Pink Susan G. Komen Organ Transplant Recipients of SWFL and Moose Charities. Signups are taking place at Moose Lodge 2199 on Fridays at 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 to 11 a.m. and at 5 p.m. For more information, call Stumpy at 565-2329. Nominations For Citizen Of The Year AwardIf you know of someone who is an exemplary civic-minded citizen, you can nominate that friend or neighbor for the 2012 Paulette Burton Citizen of the Year Award. The Lee County Board of County Commissioners is looking for the kind of person who gets involved in the community and works diligently for causes in which he or she believes. The award strives to recognize a citizen who has provided outstanding civic contributions to Lee County Government. The selection criteria includes a positive attitude, knowledge of the objectives and activities of Lee County Government, a demonstrated interest in community/ county government partnerships and promotion of harmony between the community and county government. The Board of County Commissioners will select the winner. Nomination forms are available at Lee County Libraries and Recreation Centers. Citizens can also complete and submit a form on the Lee County Government website www. lee-county.com by clicking on Paulette Burton Nomination Form under Featured Content. The nominations are due by Friday, January 25 at 4 p.m.. Sanctuary Community Golf Challenge Committee, from left, Ken Kouril, General Manager & COO of The Sanctuary Golf Club, Ralph Clark, Drew Donnelly, Al Hanser, President of the Charitable Foundation of the Islands, George Coons, Terry Igo, Mike Valiquett e, Chairman, and Chip Roach, Vice ChairSanctuary Community Golf Challenge Announces Honorary Chairpersons


16B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 2013 The Dunes Womens Golf The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club Womens Golf Associations Friday, January 4 event, format: beat the pro (target score 73) results were: Nancy Orr 61 Sharon Hannon 65 Nancy Greenberg 68 Mardi Glenn 70 Daphne Hellmuth 71 Irmingard Markusch 72 Claudi Finzen 72 Chip-ins: none. Sharon Hannon Nancy Orr Nancy Greenberg Daphne Hellmuth Claudi Finzen Mardi Glenn Irmingard Markusch DAVID J SASS CPAIndividual, Corporation, Estates & Trusts FIRPTA Withholding & Accounting ServicesFlorida CPA since 1986239-395-0690Island Resident CHR To Debut Mardi Gras Partysubmitted by Kelly Collini, Executive Director, CHRBilled as the islands first-ever fundraising event for Community Housing & Resources (CHR), a Mardi Gras-themed party is set for Saturday, February 9 at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club from 5 to 9 p.m. The event is family-friendly and will include Cajun food, music, childrens activities and a silent auction. Tickets are $30 for adults and $10 for children age 12 and under. Bring the whole family for a special night out and support a cause that is dear to the hearts of many islanders. Since 1983, CHR has been Sanibels answer to the need for affordable housing for island workers, seniors and people with disabilities. With 72 rental units and 14 more under limited-equity ownership, CHR is not only an island success story but also a key to supporting social and economic diversity in our community. Why is CHR looking to raise additional funds, over and above the collection of rents? A fund will be established, said executive director Kelly Collini, to help provide more effective maintenance, landscaping and interior updates such as replacing worn appliances and A/C systems. CHR has a number of goals, said Collini. Obviously, a principal goal is to structure our rents to be affordable for all out tenants; but another is to provide our tenants and owners with homes they and the community can be proud of. Planning for the event is in full swing under co-chairs Jean Ann DeWalt and C.C. Caldwell. Others on the committee are Richard McCurry, Robyn Moran, Tim Garmager, Melissa Rice, Kerri Maw and Lynn Ridlehoover. In the works are colorful posters, an art table where children can make Mardi Gras masks, and much more. The Cajun dinner, including a crawfish boil, will be directed by Chef Karl of Baileys Catering. Tickets are being sold throughout the community by CHR board members and volunteers. Tickets are also available at the CHR office, located at 2401 Library Way in the Center 4 Life building. At a meeting to plan the Mardi Gras Party are committee members, from left, Robyn Moran, Richard McCurry, CHR Executive Director, Kelly Collini, co-chair, C.C. Caldwell, co-chair, Jean Ann DeWalt and Melissa RiceShare your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or emailpress@islandsunnews.com


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18B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 2013 H H SAVE THE DATE H HJanuary 27, 2013The 27th AnnualCity Golf ChampionshipTo be held at the newly revitalized & rejuvenatedSanibel Island Golf Club(formerly known as)Beachview Golf ClubCome join us for a day of golf and play in the 27th on the 27thSponsored by: Doc Fords Sanibel Rum Bar & Grill & Sanibel Island Golf Club & Steakhouse For information call472-2626 Beachview Men Scramble Into The New YearThe Beachview men started the New Year with a true scramble event: three drives required per person, shot maker may not follow himself unless on the green and average of teams handicap deducted from gross score to determine team score. The scores were very close among the 11 foursomes who participated. They all scored in the 40s. The winners, with a net score of 42.75, were Jim Hopson, Bruce Cutler, Frank Esposito and Hunt Ethridge. When interviewed they all gave credit to a different team member. Consistency probably describes their winning ways. In close second place was the team of Rene Lohser, Gholi Darehshori, Helmut Peters and Jack Tukey with a score of 43. They never dreamed that shooting par (two bogies and two birdies and the rest par), would be good enough to place. Again the word consistency comes to mind. All 44 players stayed for a buffet lunch after the round. Winners, from left, were Jim Hopson, Bruce Cutler, Frank Esposito and Hunt Ethridge In second place was the team of Rene Losher, Gholi Darehshori, Helmut Peters and Jack Tukey Sanibel 8-Ball Pool LeagueDeep Pockets Pulls Off UpsetThe holidays were not kind to Deep Pockets Captain Tom Schaner. He was informed that one of his players had a broken wrist. Another took a new job and can no longer play on Monday nights. And a third just couldnt make it this past week. Undaunted, Schaner visited the many pool halls in Fort Myers and picked up a few strays to compete for his team against league-leading Bunts Ball Busters. The strays smashed the Ball Busters, 8-4, vaulting Deep Pockets from last into sixth place. Schaner had a perfect night with three straight wins. One could say that he outstrayed Bunts team. John Earle and Pete Mindel went undefeated for Sanibel Caf and paced their team to an 8-4 victory over Island Lifers. Earle made a miracle reverse two-cushion long bank to deal Carmen Senese the first of his three losses. Welcome back, Carmen. Also, Terry McCullough had a 3-0 night for Bathroom Magic as the Magic guys racked up a 9-3 victory over Fresh Legion Crew to move into a tie for first place. So much for the commanding lead held by Bunts Ball Busters when the league broke for the holidays on December 17. StandingTeam Name WonLost FirstBunts Ball Busters 9949 SecondBathroom Magic 9949 ThirdSanibel Caf 8662 FourthSandycappers 6880 FifthOdd Balls 6781 SixthDeep Pockets 6088 SeventhIsland Lifers 5890 EighthFresh Legion Crew 5593SANIBEL 8-BALL POOL LEAGUE 2012-13 Standings through January 7 Bathroom Magic9Fresh Legion Crew3 Sanibel Caf8Island Lifers4 Deep Pockets8Bunts Ball Busters4 Odd Balls7Sandycappers5


19B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 2013 Tennis Programs New tennis clinics for adults and youth will begin January 7 at the Sanibel Recreation Center. Adult Clinics will be held Mondays starting with the Beginner Clinic at 1 p.m. followed by the Intermediate Clinic at 2 p.m. The Youth Clinic will be at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesdays beginning on January 8. Learn the basics of stroke development or come to improve playing strategy. Round Robin Tennis is back on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting January 8 from 10 a.m. 12 p.m. Enjoy tournament-style play and meet fellow tennis players in the process. Tennis Pro Jeffrey Boston organizes all matches. Registration includes a demonstration of doubles tactics and doubles play. The cost to register for clinics and/ or round robin is $10.00 per Sanibel Recreation Center member per program and $12.50 per non-member per program. Please register in advance for all tennis programs at the Recreation Centers front desk as space is limited. Each program must have a minimum of four registered players. The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Daily, weekly, semi-annual and annual memberships are available. For more information call the Sanibel Recreation Center at 472-0345 or visit www.mysanibel.com. Tai Chi ClassA new session of the Tai Chi class with Dr. Marc Rowe is currently being offered at the Sanibel Recreation Center on Tuesdays. Beginner Tai Chi class will be held at 12:30 p.m. followed by the experienced Tai Chi class at 1:30 p.m. Cost for the six-week session is only $40 for Sanibel Recreation Center members and $50 for non-members. Space is limited, so be sure to register in advance. Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese form of soft-style martial art exercise that is based on slow, fluid movements. Dr. Rowes instruction focuses on maintaining ones center of gravity while improving flexibility and muscle tone. Tai Chi is an excellent way to reduce stress and generate mental calmness and clarity. Participants are encouraged to wear loose fitting clothing and comfortable shoes. The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information, call 472-0345 or visit www.mysanibel.com. Rec Center Sunday Hours ExpandedEffective Sunday, January 6 through Sunday, March 24, the Sanibel Recreation Center will be open on Sundays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The expanded hours along with over 40 inclusive fitness classes a week will allow our members more opportunities to stay Fit 4 Life. Facility Hours Monday to Thursday: 6:30 a.m to 8 p.m. Friday: 6:30 a.m to 6:30 p.m Saturday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Daily, weekly, semi-annual and annual memberships are available. For more information, call 472-0345 or visit www.mysanibel.com. SPORTS QUIZ 1. Pitcher Dwight Gooden set a record for most consecutive games with at least one strikeout to start his major-league career. How many was it? 2. Who pitched the most innings in one major-league All-Star Game? 3. How many national championships has the University of Nebraska achieved in football? 4. Name the first No. 8 playoff seed to reach the NBA Finals. 5. Who are the top three players on NHLs career points per game list? 6. When was the last time before 2012 that the U.S. mens soccer team lost to Jamaica? 7. Name the last boxer who beat heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko.1. He did it in 349 consecutive games. 2. Lefty Gomez pitched six innings in the 1935 game. 3. Five (1970, and ). 4. The New York Knicks, in 1999. 5. Wayne Gretzky (1.921 points per game), Mario Lemieux (1.883) and Mike Bossy (1.497). 6. The U.S. had never lost to Jamaica. 7. Lamon Brewster, in 2004. ANSWERS RE/MAX Is e #1 Brand In Real Estate Worldwide & e MOST Visited Real Estate Franchise Website RE/MAX of the Islands Around the World...RE/MAX of the IslandsReal Estate Sales Annual Rentals Vacation Rentals2400 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel, FL 33957 www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311 800-388-2311 Chuck & Kimberley Andrews team up to provide top quality real estate services to their clients on Sanibel, Captiva Islands and in Ft. Myers. Chuck Andrews has been a consistent top Realtor on the Islands since 1986. Over the years he has risen to the top of his profession receiving multiple awards including the RE/MAX International Hall of Fame award. His wife, Kimberley, joined Chuck at RE/MAX of the Islands in 2000. Since then she has become one of the top real estate agents in Lee County. She too is consistently a recipient of RE/MAX International performance awards. Together, Chuck and Kimberly team up to provide world class service to their clients. Meet Our Sales Associates Chuck Andrews Kimberley Andrews


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Well take care of you!Corner of Periwinkle Way & Tarpon Bay Road472-1516 Get The Word Out About Your Take-Out!~Advertise Here~ FINE ITALIAN CUISINEIL TESORO RISTORANTEwww.iltesoro.netOpen 7 days a week 751 Tarpon Bay Road 239.395.4022 22B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 2013 My Stars FOR WEEK OF JANUARY 14, 2013ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You might be hurt by a colleagues harsh criticism. But dont let it shake your confidence in what youre trying to do. A more positive aspect starts to appear by weeks end. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Youre torn between your sensible self and the part of you that enjoys acquiring lovely things. Best advice: Wait for an end-of-month sale, and then buy something wonderful. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your artistic side has practical applications this week, such as redecorating your home or redesigning your personal stationery. Whatever you do, someone special will like it. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You could be drawn into a problem twixt friends or family members. Best bet: Ask the questions that go to the heart of the matter, then get them all together for a group hug. LEO (July 23 to August 22) As much as you love being the center of attention, your big Lions heart impels you to share the spotlight with a colleague who helped you with that well-praised project. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Your eagerness to act on a challenge is wisely tempered early in the week by a lack of necessary information. Things begin to clear up during the weekend. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A relationship youd hoped would keep going seems to be going nowhere. Close it out and move on to a brighter romantic aspect just beginning to manifest itself. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Things dont go completely as planned this week. But enjoy the surprises, even if you have to adjust your schedule. Some of them could be quite delightful. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Making choices is usually easy for straight-shooting Archers. But a new development could deflect your aim. Try to put off decisions until you know more. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) While part of you might prefer taking a more familiar path, let your more daring and -admit it -super-curious self see what the unexplored has to offer. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Those nasty types have slithered back under the rocks and present no more problems. Nows the time to move ahead on that promising new relationship. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A new offer could clear up that lingering money problem. Also, a more confident attitude on your part might well help get that personal situation back on track. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a way of turning chaos into order. Youre also generous with your help for those who seek it. On Jan. 18, 1803, in a secret message to Congress, President Thomas Jefferson requests funding for the Lewis and Clark expedition to explore the mysterious Far West and perhaps find a Northwest Passage to the Pacific. Jefferson officially asked Congress for $2,500, though some sources indicate the expedition ultimately cost closer to $50,000. On Jan. 14, 1875, theologian, musician, philosopher and Nobel Prize-winning physician Albert Schweitzer is born in UpperAlsace, Germany. Schweitzers philosophy revolved around what he called reverence for life, the idea that all life must be respected and loved. On Jan. 19, 1883, two steamers, the Cimbria and the Sultan, collide in heavy fog in the North Sea, resulting in the deaths of 357 people. For those who did not make it into a lifeboat, the cold water was deadly. Hypothermia and drowning claimed hundreds of lives within minutes. On Jan. 16, 1942, actress Carole Lombard, famous for her roles in screwball comedies such as My Man Godfrey and for her marriage to actor Clark Gable, is killed when the TWA DC-3 plane she is traveling in crashes en route from Las Vegas to Los Angeles. On Jan. 15, 1951, Ilse Koch, wife of the commandant of the Buchenwald concentration camp, is sentenced to life imprisonment in a court in West Germany for her extraordinary sadism. The Witch of Buchenwald collected lampshades, book covers and gloves made from the skin of tattooed camp prisoners. On Jan. 17, 1966, an American B-52 bomber collides with a KC-135 jet tanker over Spains Mediterranean coast, dropping three 70-kiloton hydrogen bombs near the town of Palomares and another into the sea. The U.S. eventually settled some 500 claims by residents whose health was adversely affected. On Jan. 20, 1980, President Jimmy Carter proposes that the 1980 Summer Olympics be moved from the planned host city, Moscow, if the Soviet Union failed to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan within a month. The United States was one of some 60 countries that eventually boycotted the Moscow Olympics. It was American humorist and columnist Josh Billings who made the following sage observation: Reason often makes mistakes, but conscience never does. You think there are a lot of lawsuits being heard in the courts these days? Statistics show that half of the suits filed never even make it to court. In France in the 1700s, capital punishment was not uncommon, and criminals thus condemned were decapitated by the countrys Chief Executioner. This position was hereditary, which posed a problem when, in 1726, the holder of that title, Charles-Jean-Baptiste Sanson, suffered an early death, leaving his 7-year-old son, Charles, to take up the grisly duties. It was obvious to all that a child could never wield the heavy axe required for the decapitations, so it was deemed acceptable for a helper to actually perform the executions. Only the official office-holder could put the official seal on the act, however, so the poor boy had to witness every one. It wasnt until the ripe old age of 12 that he began to take over the full duties of the office. When famed inventor Alexander Graham Bell died in 1922, he was dictating a memo. His final words were, So little done, so much to do! If youre a fan of big brass, you might want to head to Millersville, Pa., in May. Every year during that month, the town celebrates International Tuba Day, with some 50 tuba players on hand to serenade the crowd. Theres been much public conversation about the growing girth of Americans in recent decades. Its not just people who are gaining weight, though; between 1996 and 2006, the average motor vehicle made in the U.S. gained 500 pounds. If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun. -Katharine Hepburn THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY


23B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 2013 Coach Nick Saban Proves His $5 Million-A-Year Value In The Crimson Tides Domination Of Notre Dameby Ed FrankThe iconic Notre Dame landmark, Touchdown Jesus, must have shed Niagara Falls-type tears after Monday nights total humiliation by the Alabama Crimson Tide in the most lop-sided national collegiate championship game in history. Despite a perfect 12-0 regular season record, Notre Dame was beaten and destroyed in every conceivable way offense, defense, tackling, passing, time of possession, special teams, play calling. etc., etc., etc. The dynasty that coach Nick Saban has established at Alabama by winning three national championships in the last four years including back-to-back titles symbolizes the dominance and talent he has corralled at Tuscaloosa. And he sure proved his $5 million-a-year worth. Notre Dame had allowed 26 points only once in their 12 regular season victories. Alabama scored 28 against the Irish before the first half ended. In their first national title game in 25 years, the Irish were overmatched from the get-go, and now the pundits will argue they really didnt deserve to be in the BSC title game. However, credit must go to Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly, who has restored winning football at South Bend in just his third year at the helm. Nearly 40 years before Monday nights game, Notre Dame and Alabama played for the national championship with the Irish winning an epic battle, 24-23. Many thought the excitement of that 1973 Sugar Bowl would be repeated in the 2013 BSC championship game. How wrong they were. Notre Dame couldnt stop Alabamas running and passing. And Notre Dame couldnt run or pass against the Crimson Tide defense. It was a sad, sad night for the nationwide Irish faithful. But they should take heart in the fact that Notre Dame has returned to national football prominence, and their 2013 recruiting class includes three five-star players is rated No. 1 according to Rivals.com. However, there is little doubt that Alabama will be the pre-season No. 1 team next fall. And dont be surprised if the Crimson Tide plays for the national championship again next year. Big Changes Planned For Hammond Stadium Complex Plans have been approved by the Lee County Commission to spend $45.5 million to upgrade and build new facilities at the Lee County Sports Complex, including the construction of housing facilities for the Minnesota Twins Minor League personnel. The project includes extensive renovations to Hammond Stadium such as improved concession facilities, suites and seating for the 22-year-old stadium. The Twins would participate in the cost and would extend their lease an additional 25 years. The county would pay $7.2 million for Minor League player accommodations built on the county-owned land complex to include, in addition to housing, a theater, kitchen, dining room, classrooms and recreational amenities. The Twins presently house the minor leaguers in hotels during spring training. A big question is whether the construction scheduled to start next year will disrupt the 2014 schedule of the Fort Myers Miracle baseball team that plays 70 home games in Hammond Stadium from April to September. County officials hope to work around that schedule or possibly offer the presentlyvacated City of Palms Park in downtown Fort Myers as an alternate location for that one season. Tickets On Sale For Next Months Ace Group Classic Tickets are now on sale for next months Ace Group Classic golf tournament at the TwinEagles Club in Naples. The popular event, one of the longest running on the Champions Tour, will be held February 12 to 17, and brings the worlds top senior players to our area. Tickets can be purchased at the PGA Tour Superstore in Naples, online at www. Acegroupclassic.com or by calling 593-3900. There are several ticket packages available. Everblades Return To Home Ice This Week Hopefully, the home ice of Germain Arena will prove friendly to the Florida Everblades, who open a three-game series this week against Toledo after dropping four of five games on the road last week. Toledo comes here with a 19-13-0-4 season record, tied with Cincinnati for first place in the ECHL North Division. Florida began the week with a 15-13-3-4 record after the disappointing road trip. The Toledo series began Wednesday night, followed by tonights (Friday) game at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays tilt at 7 p.m. The Everblades were in third place in the leagues South Division going into the Toledo series. Will Power Columnist: Crai g R. Hersch, B CS B oard Certi f ied Wills, Trusts & Estates A ttorne y ; CPAI Have Answers to Your Estate Planning uestions. Call: 239-334-1141 or Visit: www.sbshlaw.com 9100 College Pointe Ct. Fort Myers, FL 33919 11240 Bayside Blvd., Bayside Estates, Fort Myers Beach, Fl.Cute cottage on corner lot completely NEW INSIDE. is adorable two bedroom two bath home has all new plumbing, wiring, drywall, new laminate ooring, new kitchen cabinets, appliances, new bathrooms and new doors and windows. Enjoy the cool breezes on the large screened lani and private back yard with fruit trees. Very active over 55 community with lots of activities and low maintenance fees. $139,000. Sharon Mulvaney, Realtor Florida's 1st Choice Realty 4828 Candia St. Cape Coral, Fl. 33904 Cell Phone: (239) 229-8408 sellingparadise@aol.com OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY JAN 13TH 1:00-3:00 Mud Run Set For SaturdayLee Memorial Health System Foundation announced that the inaugural South Florida Mud Run, a three-mile obstacle and mud-filled run, is scheduled to take place this Saturday, January 12. The event will also feature half-mile and one-mile child-appropriate mud runs as well. Proceeds will be matched dollar-fordollar, thanks to the generosity of Mr. B. Thomas Golisano and will support construction of the new Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida scheduled to open in 2016 on the grounds of HealthPark Medical Center in South Fort Myers. The run will take place at the Red Neck Yacht Club, located at 44570 County Road 74 in Punta Gorda. Registration closes online on January 10 at 5 p.m. Registration fee is $75 per person. Parking is $10. Food and beverage will be available for purchase on-site, with proceeds going to the charity. Waves of 200 participants each will be scheduled at separate times from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The South Florida Mud Run was founded in early 2012 when founders Dustin Edwards and Stefanie Ink-Edwards decided to create a new type of fundraising event in South Florida. They wanted to create a unique fundraising event that not only would raise money for a worthy cause but did it in an active lifestyle and family-friendly way. Both of the Edwards children, Owen, 7, and Emelia, 6 months, spent time in hospital NICUs (Neonatal Intensive Care Units). For more information on the South Florida Mud Run and to register to participate, visit www.southfloridamudrun. com.


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25B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 2013 Despite earning more than $27 million in salary, and millions more in endorsements, basketball superstar and cultural phenom Dennis Rodman appeared in court this past March because he was unable to pay $800,000 in past due child support. He claimed that he was broke. Scottie Pippen, a teammate of Rodmans on the Chicago Bulls championship teams found himself near bankruptcy just a few years after his retirement despite career earnings in excess of $110 million. In May of last year, World Series superstar Curt Schilling announced that he had lost his entire $50 million baseball fortune on a failed video game company. Professional boxer Mike Tyson earned and squandered an estimated $300 million net worth. Seventy percent of NFL players are completely broke three years after leaving the game, despite an average annual salary of just under $2 million. A common theme amongst all of these tales is that those who earned and lost enormous sums had no prior experience with monetary success. Like a lotto winner, they suddenly found themselves bathing in millions. Unable to manage their newfound fortunes, and unable to create a high-quality vision of their postathletic careers, these athletes lost what took them a lifetime of training, sacrifice and hard work to achieve. There are lessons to be learned for those planning estates even for those of more modest means. Traditional estate planning works to divide financial assets among family members without considering the other things that lead to the success that generated the wealth in the first place. Speaking as one inside the industry, estate planning professionals have become very adept at economically dividing up the money amongst the heirs with little regard to transferring the intangible wisdom, values, experience and relationship assets to future generations. What appears to be the philosophy underlying traditional estate planning? Beat the taxman and ultimately dump all you can on your heirs, regardless of their ability to handle sudden wealth. As weve seen with the athlete examples, an heir to an estate can in a few years wipe out what took a lifetime to create. Moreover, dividing up the financial assets all too often ends up dividing the family. This is more of a systemic problem within the industry comprised of attorneys, accountants and financial advisors than one associated with any one individual familys plan. I am now in the process of addressing this issue and youll read more about my findings in future columns. The problem as I see it is that it is not uncommon for estate planning professionals to focus on wealth transfer without a corresponding acknowledgement to the role of wealth responsibility. And I am not condemning the hard work that the estate planning community does for its clients. The transfer of financial wealth while minimizing taxes is an important element that should be universally addressed. There are other components missing, however. What is needed in addition to the traditional process is a program designed to document and transfer the familys other, more important assets that I wrote about last week such as the familys values, experience, wisdom and relationships. For those of you who missed that column, I asked what are the most important things that you would want to pass on to your family? Is it the financial assets, or instead is it the wisdom, experiences and values that got you there? I pointed to an entrepreneurial client who once confidently told me that if he suddenly lost everything, he could regain it all in a couple of years with the education, experience, knowledge, wisdom and relationships that he had built over the course of his lifetime. Those are the true assets that can best set the stage for successive generations success. So what kind of process needs to be put into place to achieve the transfer of these intangible family assets? The way it happens is by transferring wealth through accountability and leadership. Notice that I didnt say management. Managers are typically hired by leaders to help run things, to keep things on track. Attorneys, accountants and financial advisors are good managers so long as the family has put into place a system of vision creation, accountability and leadership. Leaders, in contrast, set the vision for the future. They define the parameters under which managers manage. When the family leader documents his or her own core values, defines the unique abilities that helped get him or her to their perch, and can transfer his or her accumulated wisdom to successive generations, the family is ready for the next step. This often includes determining how the other family members can fit into perpetuating the familys success. And its not usually achieved by the next generation simply becoming younger versions of the family leaders. Trying to create a Mini-Me too often results in family disharmony, tensions and failure. More on that in my next column. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at www.sbshlaw.com. Shell Museum Joins NARMThe Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum announced its participation in the North American Reciprocal Museum Program (NARM), a network of more than 700 museums throughout the country. As part of this network, The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum members will take part in shared membership benefits with museums from across the United States and in Canada. When you purchase or renew your museum membership at the $100 level (good for a family of four) or above, you will enjoy reciprocal membership privileges including free entrance and store discounts at historic properties and museums throughout the country at such prestigious organizations as the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers, the Naples Art Museum, and The John & Mable Ringling Museum in Sarasota. Members also receive discounts in the museum gift shops. To take advantage of these benefits, simply present your museum membership card with a NARM sticker to receive reduced admission and any additional onsite discounts. Each member who qualifies must have a valid membership card with the gold NARM sticker. A valid membership card should display the expiration date, or the member should have documentation of their expiration date available. Reciprocal privileges vary by museum and may be restricted for special ticketed exhibitions. For more information about museum membership, contact staff at 395-2233. Will PowerWealth Preservation Lessons Learned From Pro Athletesby Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney; CPA 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 Realtor Installation & Awards BanquetThe Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of Realtors, Inc. held its Installation & Awards Banquet at its headquarters on January 5. 2013 Florida Realtors President Dean Asher installed the 2013 Board of Directors: Officers President Bruce Cochrane, VIP Realty Group President-elect David Schuldenfrei, VIP Realty Group Secretary Debbie Staley, VIP Realty Group Treasurer Jeffery Burns, Royal Shell Real Estate Past President Glen Simmons, VIP Realty Group Directors Janie Howland, VIP Realty Group Eric Pfeifer, Pfeifer Realty Group Lori Pierot, VIP Realty Group Shane Spring, VIP Realty Group This event also gives the Association the opportunity to honor those individuals who deserve special recognition for their outstanding achievements and service to the organization and to the community in 2012. The recipients of these awards include: Administrative Support Award Sharon Jones and Bill Robinson, Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of Realtors Realtor of the Year Glen Simmons, VIP Realty Group Community Service Award Eric Pfeifer, Pfeifer Realty Group Affiliate Business Partner of the Year Nanci Berlin, Barrier Island Title Presidents Award Janie Howland, VIP Realty Group Also, 20 Realtors r eceived Honor Society Awards in recognition of their community service activities and professionalism through education, participation and service. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


26B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 2013 AVAILABLE COMMERCIAL SPACEMove In Ready RABBIT ROAD CENTERDouble Spot Single Spot Take All 3!!!! Rent Abatement AvailableTo review space and details call239-410-3115 Cycling Safety Notes DONT WEAR EARPHONES Our Shared Use Paths have a lot of users, especially during season. If youre on the Paths, every other user is a potential source of danger. So you need to know whats going on around you. So put away the earbuds and listen! And for cyclists, Florida law prohibits the use of headsets, headphones or other listening devices. SANIBEL BICYCLE CLUB Superior InteriorsThe Wonder Of Mother Natureby Cindy MalszyckiOne of todays hottest design trends is a return to nature. From fabrics to wall coverings to accessories, our living spaces can easily reflect an embrace of Mother Nature. Why the growing interest in bringing a little bit of the outdoors inside? First, we long for peace and quiet at home. As our lives outside our homes become more harried and stressful, we are turning to our homes as retreats, and decorating them with furnishings and accessories we find soothing and comfortable. Secondly, our increased awareness of the environment and the quest to preserve its beauty has led to a desire to bring bits of it home. Heres a look at several areas of interior design that can get you back to nature: Fabrics Bouquets of colorful botanicals with flower, leaf and vine prints are perennial favorites. Imagine relaxing in a lush garden where flowers flourish all around you: soft violets, delicate lilies of the valley, bold hydrangeas and stately red tulips. Fun, faux animal prints remain popular. Even zebra stripes and leopard spots will lend an air of the exotic to any room. Colors From gorgeous garden shades to the rich fruit tones of deep raspberries, soft banana yellows, plums and strawberries. Even natures neutrals are also playing their important role: wheat brown, amber waves of grain, the creamy-whites of magnolia blossoms and terra cotta corals all highlighted by an amazing azure blue sky. All these colors are uplifted by natures green, the color that will dominate our interior decorating in this decade, from deep, leafy green to teal, to greens with a yellow tint. Furnishings Todays worn weathered wood styles, featuring more of a matte finish with lighter wood tones, are even appearing on contemporary furnishings. Sofas and chairs are being covered in natural cotton and sport trims of raffia and hemp. Wicker and rattan furniture mixed with warm wood tones lend themselves to more of a casual style of decorating. Wall Coverings Like fabrics, murals and botanicals are blooming in their popularity. Dont worry about too much pattern; these blooming designs look great when mixed with stripes, checks or even plaids, Window Treatments Floral print drapery fabrics designed in a traditional swag and jabot treatment will definitely give any room a perennial touch. And by coordinating your blooming window treatments with furniture, bedding even your linens youll find yourself surrounded by Mother Natures beauty. Our love of Earth, and the resurgence to preserve it, influences us to bring natures colors into our homes and our everyday lives. And what better way to start soothing the soul than in your own home. Relax. Enjoy. You deserve it! Cindy Malszycki is an interior designer on Sanibel/Captiva Islands. She can be reached at cindy@decden.net From page 10BLive On The Islands Sweet Melissas Caf features Michael David playing light acoustic background music Wednesday through Saturday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sweet Melissas is at 1625 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, phone 472-1956. George & Wendys Sanibel Seafood Grille has live entertainment every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday as well as every other Tuesday. Tonight, Friday, January 4 its Chris Workman, guitar and vocals. Tuesday, Chris Coile plays 50s and 60s 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. 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. 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 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 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. 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. Next Generation Nest Learning Thermostat by Bryan HayesBy now, you are probably familiar with the self-programmable thermostat. Last year, the Nest Learning Thermostat hit the market with great fanfare. After listening to all the feedback that they had received, the developers have now come out with a newer version that has addressed customer concerns like making the physical design 20 percent sleeker, and increased its compatibility with more systems, making it work with nearly all a/c systems in the United States and Canada. What the device does, unlike other programmable thermostats, is that it programs itself. Each time you or a member of your family adjusts the ring on this device, it remembers your habits and programs itself to adjust temperatures as you prefer them. With its Wi-Fi connection, you can also control it from your mobile device or computer. The device has a motion sensor, and after a period of time, will automatically adjust itself to stop heating or cooling an empty home. And for all the energy-saving lovers out there, this is a very cool feature. So, if you purchased the first gen Nest, does that mean that you have to upgrade to the new one? Not necessarily. Owners of the first generation device will be automatically (as long as its connected to Wi-Fi) upgraded to the new 3.0 software. You will continue to enjoy a beautiful, intuitive device unlike any other on the market. Now, if you like new gadgets, or couldnt purchase one in the past because it wasnt compatible with your system, the second generation has addressed these concerns. Homes with more complicated systems will benefit more from the second generations customization feature for systems with humidifiers, dehumidifiers, two stage cooling, etc. Its now also compatible with all Android tablets. It can also automatically switch from heat to cool mode in places where temperatures vary throughout the day. Its quality is worth the price, but if you need more than one for a two-zone system, it can get costly. Its also easy to install, easy to use and looks beautiful in your home. If you have any questions about installation or compatibility, I am here to help. 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.


27B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 2013 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My daughter is starting to have a lot of reading tests in middle school. She is very smart but she is having trouble taking them. What can we do? Alicia M., Cape Coral, Florida Alicia, Smart test-taking skills are typically learned as children go through school. By middle school most students know to go to bed early the night before a test, eat a good breakfast, get to school on time, dress comfortably and have their number two pencils sharpened and ready to go. However, there are several other types of skills that children can learn so that they can perform more effectively on tests. One technique that can be very helpful for students is to develop a personal plan of action when taking reading tests. When students can identify and describe the specific strategies they will use in such tests, their confidence increases as does their test success. Here are some basic questions that may help your daughter formulate a reading test plan of action. She can form her plan by answering the following: What should I do first when I must read a passage? She could read the title and get information from any graphics in the passage, such as maps, photos and charts. Her next step might be to decide what to do if she encounters a very long and/ or difficult passage. She might want to circle key words, stop and mentally summarize what she has read after two or three paragraphs, and she could adjust her reading rate to assist her with comprehension. A third step in her action plan is to review the reading comprehension strategies she uses every day and consciously apply these to the reading test. These strategies would most likely include rereading, visualizing, predicting, and linking the passage to prior knowledge. Armed with an action plan, your daughter should have an easier time taking these tests and be more successful as well. 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. 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28B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 2013Energy Medicine WorkshopsIn our Western culture, doctors learn how to practice medicine by working with cadavers so the focus becomes the expired organs themselves. In cultures closer to nature, healers work with the same live organs, however, the focus is on the energies that keep the organs functioning properly. Energy Medicine provides the tools to add to our collective health care kit for ourselves, our families and our community. Free, self-applied and effective, it is powerful and empowering. As Dr. Mehmet Oz, Chief of Cardiology at Columbia Universitys College of Physicians and Surgeons predicted on Oprah, The next big frontier in medicine is Energy Medicine. Eden Energy Medicine (EEM) techniques will increase vitality and health. Learn empowering tools with Karen L. Semmelman, director of Semmelman Energy Center, in a fun supportive environment. It has been shown that working with the bodys subtle energies can help to relieve pain; sharpen your mind; relieve stress and anxiety; strengthen the immune system; improve digestion; relieve allergies; enhance well-being; manage weight; and alleviate insomnia. EEM101 will be offered in upcoming workshops on Sanibel, on Wednesday, February 27 and Saturday April 6. Both workshops will run from 8:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way. Cost is $125 per course, or $225 for two courses. Some scholarships are available. Semmelman, a matrimonial lawyer for 30 years, is enjoying a second career as a certified Eden Energy Practitioner, teacher and inspirational speaker. Bringing her intuition, investigative and listening skills, teaching skills (having taught to diverse groups in the legal profession on live TV, to live audiences and in workshop settings) and her passion for empowering others to clients and participants in workshops, she finds the two careers blend wonderfully. 101/102 Eden Energy Workshops are taught sequentially, each consisting of one day of classes that cover many of the key topics from Donna Edens award-winning book, Energy Medicine, now translated into 17 languages and a US Book News Book of the Year in the self-help category. Eden has taught tens of thousands of people how to manage their own energy systems in workshops throughout the world and comments: We are required today to live in conscious partnership with our bodys energy systems if we are to thrive. And it is easier than you might imagine to learn how to mobilize inner forces that enhance your health, empower you mind, and brighten your spirit. The information gained at these workshops will help you feel and be your best. EM101 introduces EEM basics plus many topics that are important for selfcare and healing. A quick Daily Energy Routine (just over five minutes) is taught that will have your energies humming in no time, plus ways to feel more grounded and centered are explored. EM101 also teaches a mainstay of EEM, ways to work and balance meridians, the rivers of energy that bath and vitalize our body and its systems. This will be taught on both February 27 and April 6. EM102 picks up where EM101 leaves off, offering important techniques for pain management and stress relief. Energy Medicine for the Eyes is also covered in this class, as is Energy Testing, an opportunity to learn what the energies flowing through your body can tell continued on page 29B Karen L. 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I will list these styles, and perhaps you can share them with those you know who are going through difficult times. I have also included a section at the bottom on how to manage your anger in a healthy way. As you read the four types of anger styles, notice if any of these apply to yourself or those whom you know. 1. The somatizer: This person is best described as someone who does not express anger. Instead, it gets suppressed and manifests in emotional and physical symptoms. In time, the body takes its toll and these unexpressed emotions carry a heavy price. Just some of the physical ailments are TMJD, ulcers, migraine headaches, hypertension, liver problems and rheumatoid arthritis, to name a few. Women tend to have this condition more than men. 2. The self-punisher: This is the person who feels guilty about feeling angry and tends to punish the self with obsessive-compulsive behaviors. This may manifest in the form of excessive eating, drinking, shopping, gambling, exercise and sex. 3. The exploder: The exploder utilizes anger mainly through intimidation. This mismanaged anger tends to manifest in road rage, acts of violence, explosive behaviors, hostility, foul language and abuse. This behavior is more common in men, although it is exhibited in women as well. 4. The underhander: This type of person will seek revenge in a perceived socially acceptable behavior, especially in a work setting. There is a passive-aggressive behavior and acts of sarcasm (anger) as a form of underhanded behavior. What these people who use these forms of anger dont consciously realize is that they are really giving their power away as they are really controlled by their anger. If you see yourself as exhibiting one of the above mismanaged anger styles, the following are some ways to learn to recognize and manage your anger in a way that will work in your favor rather than against it. Managing Your Anger In A Healthy Way Can you describe your mismanaged continued on page 31B


29B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 2013 Dr. DavePatiently Waitingby Dr. Dave HepburnAfter a patient has waited the customary 27 minutes in an exam room, preceded by the customary 52 minutes in the waiting room (hence the term patient), I am curious to see how theyve bided their time in the exam room... especially when kids are involved. In a room replete with scientific discovery, kids are often found reflexing with the reflex hammer, jamming tongue depressors into various orifices their teddy bear didnt realize he even had, or giving injections to a wailing sister. Mom, meanwhile, is deeply engrossed in the offices latest Time magazine (i.e. the annexation of Alaska). However, the kids single greatest source of entertainment is the blood pressure cuff, commonly known, of course, as the sphyngomanometer. They just love to get that thing wrapped around their mothers forearm or their brothers neck, pumping the wee bulb as vigorously as their meaty little paws can pump. Why is it that every MDs office has a blood pressure cuff? A doctor may lack rubber gloves, matching socks or a medical degree, but he never lacks for a BP cuff. Is blood pressure all that important to doctors? Indeed it is. Also known as the silent killer, high blood pressure is so insidious that you may go to bed feeling perfectly perky but wake to discover you are dead. Are you one of the estimated 20 million North Americans who are hypertensive but unaware of it? Will you find out you were hypertensive after youve suffered your first stroke? Perhaps it will be a heart attack, heart failure or kidney failure that will alert you to the fact that you shouldve checked your BP every year. As high blood pressure percolates over the years, it doesnt turn your ears red, bulge out your eyes or cause any pain. Then suddenly, it hurts a lot. The commonest cause of hypertension is called essential hypertension, meaning essentially we dont know what causes it. We are, however, aware of some predisposing risk factors including: a. Obesity and lack of exercise. Exercising 50 minutes four times a week is the equivalent of taking one whole blood pressure-lowering pill. b. High salt intake, 80 percent of which comes from salty foods like pickles, chips and saltlicks. c. Stress. One study showed that young adults who were stressed were 7.5 times more likely to develop hypertension 10 years later. d. Smoking. No doubt, all the smokers who read health books are shocked to realize this. e. Alcohol. Keep to a maximum of one day per glass, bub. f. Age. Systolic blood pressure tends to rise with age, but diastolic pressure tends to drop. The systolic pressure (the first number) is the pressure in your system when the pump (your heart) is fully contracted. The higher the systolic, the higher the risk of stroke. We like to see this number below 140...REGARDLESS OF AGE! Some doctors do not treat the systolic pressure adequately in the elderly because they feel that the diastolic number is fine or even low. Whoops. The diastolic (second number) is the pressure in your system when the heart relaxes between beats. If it is too high, then the risk of heart disease, kidney failure and stroke increases. Reducing diastolic pressure by as little as five points can mean a 40 percent reduction in stroke risk and a 50 percent reduction in heart failure. One problem in determining blood pressure is that the doctors office may not be the most appropriate place to take a reading. Whitecoat hypertension is a very common entity that can cause a BP to read 30 points higher in a doctors office than it would be at home. The patient finds himself in the office of the purveyor of pain, deliverer of doom and bearer of bad breath. The preceding patient has just left the office, screaming in pain and carrying an ear. The walls seem to yell, Quick, get out of here! This is hardly conducive to a normal pressure. I am, therefore, a proponent of home monitors or community blood pressure programs. Its much more effective, both fiscally and medically, to put our effort into detecting and treating the blood pressure problem than trying to treat the consequences of neglect. Hypertension is the third leading cause of death worldwide, behind malnutrition and tobacco. So, please, go and get your pressure taken somewhere. If you refuse, Ill send the kids by to check you over. 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. From page 28BEnergy Medicine Workshopyou. Just like EM101, this class is full of practice, practice, and practice, but ends with each participant experiencing an EEM mini-session that balances and calms his/her energy. This class will be taught on Sunday, April 7 at The Community House: 2173 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. The workshop will run from 8:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Cost is $125 per course, or $225 for two courses. Some scholarships are available. For registration information, send an email to ksemmelmanenergy@gmail.com. For additional details, visit www.semmelmanenergy.com or call 443-786-0472 and ask for Karen. Let Our Family ... Take Care of Your FamilyMedical Care Close to Home In South Fort Myers OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY 9021 Park Ro y al Drive Fort M y ers 239.432.5858FAMILY PRACTICE/INTERNAL MEDICINE 6 1 60 Winkler Road Fort Myers 239.482.1010FAMILY PRACTICE 7780 C ambridge Manor Place Fort Myers 239.275.6778FAMILY PRACTICE 9021 Park Ro y al Drive Fort M y ers 239.267.0914PEDIATRICS 9350 Camelot Drive Fort Myers 239.481.5437 A cce p tin g new p atients. Medicare and most insurances acce p ted. Book y our a pp ointment toda y online:


30B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 2013 deaRPharmacistWhat To Do If You Ate Like A Hog Over The Holidaysby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: I ate like a hog over the holiday, and it was wonderful! To spare my guilt, are there any benefits to holiday foods and spices? DE, Orlando Dont worry about it, we all shamed ourselves. Your saving grace is that all those delicious spices have numerous medicinal benefits, and Id keep sprinkling and cooking with them all year long. Nutmeg can ease indigestion, great since you ate two sweet potato pies in one sitting! Nutmeg kills bacteria that causes bad breath, woo-hoo! By killing off some nasty intestinal bacteria, there may be less flatulence. It causes some people to get sleepy, so sprinkle some into a warm cup of almond milk before bed. Ginger may help prevent colon and ovarian cancer. It seems to help with morning sickness, motion sickness, chronic fatigue, asthma, erectile dysfunction, heartburn, menstrual cramps and even the common cold. Ginger is most famous for its anti-nausea effect, as well as its ability to ease arthritis over time because its a potent anti-inflammatory. Cinnamon may improve cholesterol ratios and, in particular, lower LDL cholesterol and help stabilize blood sugar (great for type 2 diabetes). When you balance blood sugar, you control appetite so, of course, this translates to possible weight loss, so long as the rest of your diet is the color of a rainbow. Your brain loves cinnamon as much as your taste buds, meaning your memory and brain function could improve. Cinnamon, like nutmeg, has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. Cloves may very well be the strongest antioxidant known to man. In high enough quantities, compounds in cloves reduce iron. This is good if you have hemochromatosis. Cloves may help with diarrhea, intestinal parasites, thyroid problems, infections and lymphoma. Essential oil of clove oil may relieve pain, if you apply it to a toothache. Pumpkin, something that my husband Sam puts in many of his famous smoothies, contains fiber, some antioxidants (like vitamin A, C and E) and B vitamins which improves the appearance of skin and reduces wrinkles. Nutrients in pumpkin can reduce risk of macular degeneration, thus protecting your eyesight. Pumpkins (and the seeds) are great sex aids. If you think about it, all that zinc supports prostate health, and thats great for men tracking sperm count (for fertility concerns) and men seeking a higher sex drive. I wont mislead you, it doesnt work like Viagra. Maple syrup, my favorite, is a great substitute for sugar and its just natural tree sap. It has fewer calories and its more nutrient dense than many other sweeteners because it has 54 different antioxidants, including one powerful one called quebecol, named for where it was discovered. Even though it tastes sweet, some of maple syrups compound lowers blood sugar, and protects our DNA (which could reduce risk of runaway cells and cancer). Honey is another fabulous sweetener loaded with health benefits, which is a yummy way to soothe chapped lips. 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. Free Autism Screening For Young Children Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, in partnership with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida, offers a free monthly autism spectrum disorder screening for toddlers 18 months to 5 years of age. The next screening will be held on Friday, January 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at McDonalds at Gulf Coast Town Center, 17800 Ben Hill Griffin Parkway in Estero. It is estimated that one in every 150 children is diagnosed with some form of Autism Spectrum Disorder, making it more common than childhood cancer, juvenile diabetes and pediatric AIDS combined. Medical consultants for the project stress that an early diagnosis can make a vast difference for toddlers and their families. They say early intensive behavioral intervention can make an immense difference not just in the development of the child, but in their families as well. The ASD screening is conducted by the Neurosciences Center at Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. The screenings are administered by an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, who has extensive training and experience in typical child development and developmental disorders. A physician referral is not required. To schedule a screening, call 343-6838. 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31B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 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 husband and I were only children. Our parents were good to both of us. When one set of parents could no longer live on their own, we invited them to come live with us. It was a wonderful arrangement for a few years. Then, the other pair could no longer live independently, so they asked us if they could also come and live with us. That is when the problems started. My husband would go to work, but come home to chaos. I had a lot of outside activities, but I went to many meetings just as a place to go to avoid all of the arguing. The men got along fairly well with each other, but the women were constantly battling. Within a few years, I had three in bed and one who sat in front of the T.V. most of the day. They became ill, and with little outside help, we managed. My husband and I lived for the day he would retire and we could have a life of our own. Finally that day did happen, and we had a delightful eighteen months and then my husband suddenly died. We exhausted ourselves, living with the mindset that you never put your parents away. I now realize that, for our own health, we should have updated our thinking and found a comfortable retirement facility that they could have afforded. Maybe then we could have had a few more happy retirement years alone. I hope our experience may help others come to a decision. Rosalie Dear Rosalie, What a sad story. Only children do not have an easy role. I know only too well because I was an only child also. Most people feel that they have an obligation to their parents, but due to increased longevity, sometimes it is very difficult and almost impossible. We want to care for and help our parents, but that doesnt mean that they have to live with us and that we have to sacrifice our lives and the lives of our children. It is unfortunate that you made the decisions you did because the old idea of putting your parents away no longer applies. Many couples and singles are able to find very comfortable living space among others of their own age. Their children are free to visit, and the seniors are able to visit their families in their homes on a regular basis. Try to look after your own health, and I hope you have future happiness. Lizzie Dear Rosalie, I believe families are like systems the needs and concerns of all need to be considered. A change in part of the system effects other parts of the system and may require changes. I hope from your experiences others learn about meeting the needs of all family members. If multi-generational living is the living situation, there are many in-home services that can be purchased and patched together to ease the burden. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. From page 28BDr. Connieanger style from the list above? If so, what is it? Pay attention to your anger and ways you monitor it. At the end of the day, write down the series of events that caused you to become angry. Estimate the number of times you felt anger. Learn ways to de-escalate your anger. (e.g., breathe and count to 10, go exercise, walk away from the situation that is contributing to your anger, talk about it, write about it.) Write down how you de-escalated. Identify something you are presently angry about. List several things you can do to lessen the anger and write down how you can rise above it. Define a situation that angered you and write down the expectation that was not met. Now shift that expectation so it becomes more realistic and acceptable. Forgiveness is a way to let go of anger and heal yourself. Write down the top three persons whom you feel have angered you and begin to take steps to forgive so you can move on and let it go. Dean W. Larson, M.D. Board Certi ed Eyelid Surgeon since 1990 Diplomat of e American Board of Ophthalmology Over 15,000 surgeries performed successfully Serving Lee, Charlotte & Hendry County patients for over 19 yearsWe are conveniently located on the corner of Summerlin and Winkler. 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PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY PET S ITTIN G Island Pet SittingKelly TyrrellIsland Resident395-9999kellyatyrrell@me.com NEW H O ME S REM O DELIN G & ADDITI O N S New Homes Consulting Remodeling Contracting P.O. Box 143 Sanibel Island, FL Phone: 239-472-2601 Fax: 239-472-6506 INTERI O R DE S I G N 2330 Palm Ridge Road Sanibel, FL 33957 (239) 395-2525 Fax (239) 395-2373 Toll Free: 1-866-395-2525 beachfloordecor@aol.comVerticals Mini Blinds Draperies Wallpaper Furniture Ceramic Wood Appliances Interior Painting Custom Cabinets Upholstery Kitchen & Bath RemodelingSanibel Design CenterPam Ruth V.P. Interior Design (Cell) 239-850-4128 S LIDIN G G LA SS D OO R S Replacing Sliding Glass Door Rollers, Locks, Tracks and More 2393397355www.SliderMedic.comLicensed & InsuredServing Lee & Collier Counties R R OO FIN G SERVING LEE COUNTY FOR OVER 25 YEARSRE-ROOFS/REPAIRS WE FIX LEAKSALL WORK GUARANTEED CCC 1327986239.334.0334 GO LF IN S TRU C TI O N Cambridge Whos Who 2009 ABI Woman of the Year 2011 NAPW Woman of the Year 2012 Continental Whos Who 2012 Catherine S. RansavageP.G.A. Teaching Professional239-850-4864cransavage@gmail.com www.catherineransavage.com32B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 2013Top 10 Real Estate Sales Development CityYear BuiltSquare FootageListing PriceSelling PriceDays on Market Chateaux Sur MerSanibel1961 2,338 2,295,0001,975,000 178 Shadow WoodBonita Springs2005 3,965 1,575,0001,360,000 126 Cape Coral Cape Coral1995 4,376 889,900845,000 132 Santuary Bonita Springs199 3,750 699,000670,000 347 Cape Coral Cape Coral2001 3,082 699,000660,000 103 Cedar GlenBonita Springs2001 2,812 670,000650,000 Pelican Sound Estero1999 2,628 630,000585,000 352 Verandah Fort Myers2008 3,002 525,000499,000 17 Verandah Fort Myers2006 2,870 469,000451,350 32 Crown ColonyFort Myers2004 2,024 475,000435,000 249Courtesy of Royal Shell Real EstateShare your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com


PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY answer on page 35B SUDOKUTo play Sudoku: Complete the grid so that every row, column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 (the same number cannot appear more than once in a row, column or 3x3 box.) There is no guessing and no math involved, just logic.answer on page 35B 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 REMODELING33B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 2013 FIND AT LEAST SIX DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PANELS


Curry Spiced Mackerel with Oven Roasted Carrots 4 to 6 seven-ounce mackerel fillets 1/4 cup plain yogurt 1 teaspoon curry powder Kosher salt to taste Fresh ground pepper to taste 1 pound carrots, peeled and sliced into sticks 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced 1 red bell pepper, sliced 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a bowl, mix carrots, peppers, garlic and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Place carrot mixture on a sheet pan and place in the oven. Cook for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown and crisp tender. Evenly coat mackerel fillets with yogurt and season with curry powder. Lightly season with salt and pepper. Preheat a medium-sized saut pan over mediumhigh heat. Place coated and seasoned fillets in pan with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Cook fillets until golden brown and cooked throughout. Serve fillets over oven roasted carrots. Yields four to six servings. C U S T O M H O ME BUILDER We do it all from repairing a door to adding a 2nd FloorNew Construction TooP. O. Box 922 Sanibel, FL 33957 Fax (239) 472-8449DeCorte FourCustom Home Builders, Inc. Ron DeCorte #CBC058483 Ph (239) 472-8446 DeCorteFour.com CO N S TRU C TI O N Custom Home Building|Remodels Design Service Available Sanibel Owned & OperatedOf ce Phone & Fax 239-472-6711 Joseph Mills Lic. #CBC058789William Mills Lic. #CBC058788 MILLS BROTHERS BUILDING CONTRACTORS REM O DELIN G Custom RemodelingCook & Son, Inc. Kitchen Baths Carpet Tile Hardwood Concrete Restoration Water Proo ng Stucco Plumbing ElectricalCGC1507121 O ce: 472-9137 Cell: 691-8445P OO L S ERVI C E & REPAIR Islands Premier Pool Service Professional Weekly Service Fast Expert Equipment Repair and Replacement Specializing in Gulfstream Pool Heaters239-699-6279 Deep-EndPool Service25 years experience Lic # CPC1457386PAINTING Residential & Commercial Painting COLOR SCHEMES on request fromSanibel Home FurnishingsPower Washing Wallpaper Hanging Faux Finishing Free Estimates Interior & Exterior Dependable Reliable Licensed & InsuredLic #S3-11944 With your contract a donation to your favorite charity will be made. 395-3928 Cell: 841-4302PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY 34B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 2013 Curry spiced mackerel with oven roasted carrots Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY PUZZLE ANSWERS SUDOKU KING CROSSWORD MAGIC MAZE SUPER CROSSWORD SCRAMBLERS 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.comCONTRACTORS 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 ConsultantTREE & 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 UPH O L S TERY A Friendly Personalized Service From Owner-Operator Steven CservenyakPARAMOUNT DECORATOR & UPHOLSTERYsince 1974 Complete line of quality upholstery work by European CraftsmanWe work with the finest imported silk, satin, damask, brocades, velvets, hand-loomed crewel, embroidered tapestries from Italy, Belgium & India.Antique Furniture Restoration We also do boat cushions & down feather cushions472-8086 735 Donax Street, Sanibel Island35B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 2013


HELP WANTED SERVICES OFFERED COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE VACATION RENTAL CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 239-395-1213 CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON 36B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 2013 ISABELLA RASIHAPPY TO HELP YOUWITH ALL OF YOURREAL ESTATE NEEDS! RS 1/4 NC TFN 1101 Periwinkle Way #105 Sanibel, FL 33957ISABELLA RASI(239) 246-4716EISABELLARASI@AOL.COM International Client Base 600 Shops Worldwide Multi-Lingual Sta 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.org RS 1/4 NC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDAt The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000 RS 1/4 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 1/4 CC TFN SANIBELOPEN HOUSES POSTED DAILY RS 1/4 BM TFN Pfeifer Realty Group Sanibel Island, FL239-472-0004VISIT:SanibelOpenHouses.com PRIVATE BEACH ACCESS GULF PINES 3BDR/2BTH, Screened Lanai, Wi/Fi Pool & Tennis Seasonal & Monthly Rates Owner 786-877-5330 miamiblocks@bellsouth.netRS 1/4 CC TFN Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277RS 1/4 BM TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for the After School Program which runs Mon.-Th, 2:30 3:15 pm call Linda Reynolds 472-1617 RS 1/4 NC TFN 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 1/4 CC TFN SANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971RS 1/4 BM TFN 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 1/4 CC TFN HELLES CLEANING SERVICESResidential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047NS 1/4 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 1/4 BM TFN HOME/CONDO WATCH CONCIERGE SERVICESDorado Property Management Full Range of Services Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 Call Lisa or Bruce at 239-472-8875RS 1/4 BM TFN HOME WATCH SANIBELProperty Management-Bookkeeping Call Bob or Sally Island Residents 239-565-7438, sanisal186@gmail.com WWW.HOMEWATCHSANIBEL.COMRS 1/4 CCTFN 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 1/11 CC 1/11SANIBEL ISLAND HOME3 Bed, 2 Bath, Elevated Home In Pristine Condition. Located Mid Way Between Sanibel And Captiva. Walking Distance To Sanibel Recreation Center. Living Area Is Approximately 1780 Sq. Feet. 2 Large Ground Floor Rooms For Storage / Workshop / Studio. Move In Condition, Needs No Work. Price: $439,000. Call 239-218-6100 or email to: pri_222@comcast.netNS 1/11 CC 1/18 SANIBEL HEALTH COACHNeed help keeping your New Years Resolutions? Weight Loss, Nutrition Education, Exercise Planning, Disease Prevention and Management Supportive and Friendly Environment Provided by a Health Care Professional Complimentary Initial Consultation Kimberly Birke, RN, M.Ed. in Counseling healthcoachingbykimberly.com 239-896-8664NS 1/11 CC 1/25 FOR SALE BY OWNERDouble Wide Manufactured Home in Periwinkle Park on Sanibel. 1119 Periwinkle Way. Great room (kitchen, dining room, living room) measuring 22x23. Three bedrooms, two full baths. Utility room with washer, dryer. Gardening shed. Two decks. One off the great room. Other in back yard which is fully fenced providing privacy. Native plants in back yard selected and planted by Sanibel Native Plant Nursery. On best street in the Park. Call 239-395-3672 or Cell 740-485-0850. $160,000. Key at of ce along with map showing location of lot 360.NS 1/11 CC 1/11 OPEN HOUSE WEST GULF DRIVESunday, January 13th, 10 a.m. 2 p.m. 4203 Dingman Drive Sanibel Simply the Best... Gorgeous Renovation 4 BR, 3 BA Chuck Bergstrom 239-209-6500 Island Resident, Realtor NS 1/11 CC 1/11


CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION 37B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 2013 VACATION RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL RENTAL WANTED CAR FOR SALE WANTED TO BUY LOST AND FOUND BOATS CANOES KAYAKS FOR SALE 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.RS 1/4 CC TFN FOR RENTHome to Share. Large outside deck, carport, laundry room. Furnished $500. + utilities, female. N/P, N/S. Call 239-699-5320 NS 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 1/4 CC TFN DUNES 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 1/4 CC 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 239-579-0511RS 1/4 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 1/4 CC TFN LOST AND FOUNDLost Ladies Watch Make: Brighton Area of Mucky Duck on Captiva Island Lost on Dec. 10, 2012 around noon If found call: 941-639-5395RS 1/4 CC TFN DOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800 RS 1/4 NC 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 RENTAL WANTEDWanted room to rent w bath for s/m, non smoker, seasonal worker, reasonable. Call 472-0419.NS 1/11 CC 1/110 RE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311RS 1/4 BM TFN ANNUAL RENTAL Apartment for lease on Sanibel, Mid Island, Furnished, 1B/1B $895. per month. Call 734-761-7600 ext. 231.RS 1/4 CC TFN ROOMMATE WANTEDRoommate to share beautiful home in the Dunes. Annual or Seasonal. $700 plus half utilities. 239-321-1084.RS 1/4 CC TFN ANNUAL RENTAL SANIBEL2BR/1BA, 1/2 Duplex East End Walk to Beach Newly Remodeled Clean & Bright Private Deck W&D in unit No Pets non-smoking unit $ 1,395. + utilities Call Bob 410-913-2234NS 1/4 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 708-557-1083RS 1/11 CC TFN ESTATE SALEMARK YOUR CALENDAR Jan. 18, 19, 20 Antiques & Uniques. Dont miss this one. 3316 St. Kilda Road, near Lake Murex. Early Birds Welcome. Rain or Shine.NS 1/11 CC 1/18


NEWSPAPERSanibel & Captiva Islands CALLING CARD 239-395-1213Emergency................................................911 Sanibel Police . . . . . . . . . . .472-3111 Lee County Sheriffs Office . . . . . . . .477-1200 On Call Captiva Deputy . . . . . . . . .477-1000 Fire Department Sanibel . . . . . . . . . . . .472-5525 Captiva . . . . . . . . . . . .472-9494 Florida Marine Patrol . . . . . . . . . .332-6966 Florida Highway Patrol . . . . . . . . .278-7100 Poison Control . . . . . . . . . .1-800-282-3171 Chamber of Commerce . . . . . . . . .472-1080 City of Sanibel . . . . . . . . . . .472-4135 Administrative Office . . . . . . . . .472-3700 Building Department . . . . . . . . .472-4555 Community Housing and Resources . . . . . .472-1189 Planning Department . . . . . . . . .472-4136 Library Sanibel . . . . . . . . . . . .472-2483 Captiva . . . . . . . . . . . .472-2133 Post Office Sanibel . . . . . . . . . . . .472-1573 Sanibel (toll free) . . . . . . . . 800-275-8777 Captiva . . . . . . . . . . . .472-1674 Sanibel Community Association . . . . . . .472-2155 Senior Center . . . . . . . . . . .472-5743ARTSArcade Theater . . . . . . . . . . .332-4488 Art League Of Fort Myers . . . . . . . . .275-3970 BIG ARTS (Barrier Island Group for the Arts) . . . .395-0900 Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre . . . . . . .278-4422 Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers. . . . . . 472-0168 Gulf Coast Symphony . . . . . . . . .472-6197 Lee County Alliance for the Arts . . . . . . .939-2787 Naples Philharmonic . . . . . . . . . .597-1111 The Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater . . . . . .472-6862 Sanibel Music Festival . . . . . . . . .336-7999 Sanibel-Captiva Art League . . . . . . . .472-4258 S.W. Florida Symphony . . . . . . . . .418-0996CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONSABWA (American Business Womens Assoc.) . 565-7872 or 433-7798 American Legion Post 123 . . . . . . . .472-9979 Angel Flight SE . . . . . . . . .1-877-4AN-ANGELAudubon Society . . . . . . . . . .472-3744 Sanibel Bike Club . . . . . . sanibelbicycleclub.org Community Foundation of Sanibel-Captiva . . . . .274-5900 CROW (Clinic For The Rehabilitation of Wildlife) . . . .472-3644 FISH of Sanibel (Friends in Service Here) . . . . .472-0404 Sanibel Island Fishing Club . . . . . . . .472-8994 Horticultural Society of the Islands . . . . . . .472-6940 Horticulture and Tea Society of Sanibel and Captiva . . .472-8334 Kiwanis Club . . . . . . . . . . .677-7299 League of Women Voters . . . . . . . . .472-6689 Lions Club (Tom Rothman) . . . . . . . .395-3248 Master Gardeners of the Islands . . . . . . .472-6940 Newcomers . . . . . . . . . . .472-9332 Notre Dame Club of Southwest Florida . . . . . .768-0417 Optimist Club . . . . . . . . . . .472-0836PAWS . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4823 Rotary Club . . . . . . . . 472-7257 or 472-0141 Sanibel Beautification Inc. . . . . . . . .470-2866 Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society . . . . . . .472-6940 Sanibel-Captiva Power Squadron . . . . . . .472-3828 Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club . . . . . . . .395-1770 Sanibel Youth Soccer . . . . . . . . .395-2040 www.sanibelsoccer.org The Military Officers Assc. of America (MOAA, Alex MacKenzie). . . . . . . . .395-9232 United Way of Lee County . . . . . . . .433-2000 United Way 211 Helpline . .(24 hour information line) 211 or 433-3900 Zonta Club . . . . . . . . . . . .671-6381ISLAND ATTRACTIONSBailey-Matthews Shell Museum . . . . . . .395-2233 J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge . . . . .472-1100 Sanibel Historical Museum & Village . . . . . .472-4648 SCCF (Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation) . . . 472-2329 Pets Of The Week 38B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 2013 Hello, my name is Buttercup and I am a one-anda-half year old spayed female tri-colored hound mix. Im a young dog who is mellow and easygoing, yet very attentive. I love people and other dogs, too, so if you need a companion for your other pet, Id be the perfect addition to your family! My adoption fee is $55 (regularly $75) during Animal Services Real Housepets of Lee County Adoption Promotion. Hello, my name is Gail and I am a one-anda-half year old spayed female blue Russian Blue cat. You might be wondering why a young, beautiful girl like me has been waiting for a home since July. You see, I had a very important job to do. First I had to raise my own kittens and then I was a surrogate mom for several other litters of babies without a momma. Kitten season is over now, so if you are looking or a sweet, gentle cat, Im ready to be your forever companion. 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 in Fort Myers next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if 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. Gail ID #: 543098 Buttercup ID# 521080 photos by squaredogphoto.comEmail your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com




1149 Periwinkle Way 239/472-0176 fax 239/472-0350 11526 Andy Rosse Lane 239/472-1270 fax 239-472-1268 11509 Andy Rosse Lane 239/472-1395www.jnaislandrealestate.com CROWN COLONYThis tastefully decorated home features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths with a loft and over 2,200 sq.ft. of A/C living space on a corner lot with a west view overlooking a lake. With the Master bedroom suite downstairs, and the other bedrooms and bath upstairs, the house is well suited for entertaining and family living. Features include a great room, eat-in kitchen and lanai area to watch sunsets. Enjoy maintenance-free living, and take advantage of the amenities including gym, community pool and spa, Har-Tru tennis courts. Optional golf and dining are available through memberships. Very close to shopping and Lee Memorial HealthPark, only minutes to the islands and beaches. Priced right at $369,000. Contact Ray Ochester at 239/410-9725.COPACETICCopacetic Estate, as the name indicates is Captiva life at its finest. The 4 Bedroom 6 Bath Main house is both spacious and elegant yet the mood is tranquil and comforting. The Top Floor Master Suite with expansive views of the Bay consists of a Master Bedroom, sizeable Private Office, separate Exercise or Training Room and 2 full baths. Main floor living area includes 3 additional oversize Bedrooms 3 Baths, Living room with Fireplace, Formal Dinning, large open Kitchen, oversize laundry, and screened porch overlooking the pool, outside entertainment area, roomy back yard, boat dock and Bay. Also included: Family/Game Room, Hobby Room, Pool Bath and 3 Car Garage all connected by Private Elevator. Then step into the Picture Perfect 4 Bedroom 3 Bath Guest House surrounded in lush tropical landscaping, its own Private Pool and Gazebo, wrap around decks and easy private beach access. Both Homes Furnished! So much more to see and enjoy! All offered for $3,995,000. BEACH VILLALess is more! A Captiva Island one bedroom has one of the most desirable locations on the island and within South Seas Island Resort. This second floor villa features fabulous views of the Gulf of Mexico and steps to our beautiful Captiva Beach. Enjoy sunsets from the Lanai. Traditional interior accented with neutral tile flooring throughout & a carpeted bedroom. Updated kitchen cabinetry & furnishings are included. Sunset Beach Villas offer grills, pool, tennis court, lush tropical landscaping. With the Resorts Premier Club Membership, enjoy amenities such as family adventure programs, kids camp, golf, tennis, resort lagoon pools, boating & marina services, restaurants and more. Offered for $529,000. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632. ISLAND BEACH CLUBQuiet, well maintained, contemporary 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo located on the desirable west end. Views of the Gulf from kitchen and living room. Updated and ready to be enjoyed. Offered fully furnished for $539,000. Contact Connie Walters Ms Lister 239/841-4540 or Tracy Walters Mr. Lister 239/994-7975 SOUTH SEAS TENNIS VILLASComfort, convenience, and a serene sense of inspired living in a Resort Community. Outside in the Tennis Villa community is an abundance of well maintained, matured, and manicured grounds offering a private community pool, sun-deck, bbq area and more. #3110 Quaint corner 1 bedroom/1bath unit overlooking lush gardens and courtyard. West Indiesstyle dcor, fully furnished turn-key villa located within the Southern Enclave of South Seas Island Resort. Extra side windows in dining area for additional light. Walking distance to beaches, Village of Captiva, restaurants and much more. South Seas Island Resort amenities offered with a club membership. Offered for $275,000. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/8721632. #3139 Every aspect of the interior is designed to enhance the island experience. The entry level offers a private guest bedroom and bath, a great room that encompasses an open floor plan with sliding glass doors in living and side window in dining area in this end villa. The privacy of the master bedroom with en-suite bath is located on the upper level overlooking an enclave of sunlight through the picture window. Offered for $405,000. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632 SUNDIAL G-104If what you are seeking is a beautiful condo with resort style living on Sanibel Island for your personal enjoyment AND rental income then look no further. This fabulous pet friendly, remodeled 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit at Sundial Beach Resort has it all. Tile throughout, granite counter tops, washer/dryer, extra storage for bikes, all with easy access to the beach, pool restaurant and spa. This is a first floor unit just waiting for you. Offered for $495,000. Contact Kelly Palmer or Brian Murty 239/472-1278. UPPER CAPTIVAThis tropical gem features two lots. The Bay front lot features a brand new boat dock extending into the bay with deep water dockage (6-10) Great for the boating and fishing. The Gulf front lot offers incredible views of the Gulf on pristine white beaches. The exterior of the home is complete, the interior is not. A perfect opportunity to finish the home to your own tastes and specifications. Only 1/2 mile from South Seas plantation. The perfect retreat for anglers and beach enthusiasts. Offered for $895,000 Contact Tracy Mr. Lister 239/994-7975 or Connie Ms. Lister 239/841-4540. SOUTH SEAS BAYSIDE VILLASWelcome to the Islands! This bay front condominium located in South Seas Island Resort. Renovated and updated, waterfront views With the investors or vacation home in mind, these condominiums offer a great rental income. The waters edge Bayside Villa community has under building parking, pool, spa, bbqs along with separate storage lockers. #5134 Offered $267,900 1 bedroom/ 1 bath #4118 Offered $395,000 1 bedroom/ 2 bath #4301-02 Offered $635,000 3 bedroom/ 3 bath #5343 Offered for $699,000 3 bedroom/ 3 bath Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632 MAGNIFICENT GULF FRONT HOME WITH PANORAMIC VIEWSAbsolutely gorgeous Gulf Front home with expansive views. Enjoy magnificent sunsets from the vanishing edge raised pool, surrounded by lush tropical vegetation. Only the finest amenities used in this home with gourmet kitchen, wine room, Travertine flooring, granite, extensive molding work, oak flooring, private elevator, detailed beamed ceilings, fireplace, paver stones, outdoor kitchen with additional fireplace, pass thru pantry and many more extras. This home is truly exceptional and must be seen. Amazing Value at $4,999,500. Contact Ralph Galietti 239/826-5897 or Cathy Galietti 239/826 -5807. Visit our newest of ce location at Sundial Beach Resort 1451 Middle Gulf Drive 239/472-1478Serving the Islands Since 197540B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 11, 2013