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: 01-18-2013
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Sanibel (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Captiva (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Lee County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
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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 6:00 7:18 6:01 7:17 6:01 7:17 6:02 7:17 6:03 7:17 6:04 7:16 6:05 VOL. 20, NO. 30 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA JANUARY 18, 2013 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FT MYERS, FL PERMIT #5718 Postal Customer ECRWSS Read Us Online at IslandSunNews.com CHR Announces Sponsors For Mardi Gras PartyCommunity Housing and Resources (CHR) announced that the Sanibel Captiva Community Bank will sponsor the upcoming Mardi Gras Party, the organizations first official fundraiser. The event is family-friendly and is set for Saturday, February 9 at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club from 5 to 9 p.m. Craig Albert, president of the bank, said, CHR is a vital part of our community. We have three employees who live in CHR homes, either as renters or as owners through the limited-equity ownership program. Everyone benefits when affordable housing is available on Sanibel for our essential work force. Since 1983, CHR has been Sanibels answer to the need for affordable housing for island workers, seniors and people with disabilities. Today, CHR administers continued on page 38 Busy making posters are committee members, from left, CC Caldwell, Robyn Moran and Lynn Ridlehoover BIG ARTS Dance Season Features Hammerstep, Koresh CompaniesBIG ARTS presents several dance performances this season, including Irish step and hip hop dance group Hammerstep (January 19) and Koresh Dance Companys Twenty Years (February 9). Created and directed by two-time World Champion Irish step dancer Garrett Coleman and former lead of Riverdance Jason Oremus, Hammerstep made its official U.S. preview in May 2011 with two performances at the Lincoln Center Atrium alongside Grammy Award nominee Dave Eggar. More recently, the company performed at the Palace Theatre on Londons West End. Oremus and Coleman, with their group of tap and hip hop dancers, are attempting to break the preconceptions of Irish dance by fusing it with other dance forms, popular culture and comedy. This groundbreaking show integrates traditional Irish step, tap and continued on page 38 Garrett Coleman and Jason Oremus of Hammerstep Hammerstep performingKathy Kosins And Her Jazz Band To Perform On SanibelBIG ARTS on Sanibel presents critically and nationally acclaimed jazz vocalist Kathy Kosins with her jazz quartet at 8 p.m. on Saturday, January 26. Celebrating the classic jazz vocalists Anita ODay, June Christy, Chris Connor and Julie London, Kosins celebrates these women in A Toast To The Ladies of Cool. This concert is a multimedia event featuring musical shorts, videos and rarely seen photographs of each of the ladies plus stories behind the songs themselves. An American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Award-winning singer, Kosins has won the hearts of critics and fans around the globe with her eclectic musical palette that expands the rich history of jazz. 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 declares, Ms. Kosinss nonstandard choice of standards is almost as winsome as her easy going, swinging style... Joining Kosins on stage is Jim Gasior on piano, Chuck Bergeron on bass, John Yarling on drums and Mark Small on saxophone. General seating is $37, loge seats are continued on page 40 Kathy Kosins photo by Laurie Tenant


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 18, 20132 Future Little Bo Peeps Visit Museum Gift ShopTwo young visitors to the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village were already making plans to dress up for Halloween in Little Bo Peep bonnets their parents, Amanda Poppei and Peter Verchinski, bought for them in the museums Gift Shop. Marcella, age 5, had her plan all set. Ill be Little Bo Peep and my sister can be the sheep, she said. But young Joanna, age 18 months, looked so cute in her bonnet, the girls will have to look elsewhere for a sheep. The bonnets come in a variety of prints and are made in America. They sell for $11.50. The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Full guided tours are offered at 11 a.m. each day. The Museum Gift Shop carries a variety of items for children, including coloring books and paper dolls, replicas of Confederate silver and Union gold and certificates of parole. 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. The 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. Marcella holds the life-like mechanical cat that sits in the store at all times in honor of Francis Baileys ever-present white cat Marcella and Joanna both planning their Little Bo Peep costumes Supplying the islands with ART and Fine Framing for over 10 years. Thank You to our loyal customers. 630 Tarpon Bay Rd(near the Over Easy Cafe)9-5 Monday Friday 10-4 Saturdaywww.sanibelartandframe.com 239-395-1350 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 18, 2013Its Paradise Because Its The Historical VillageOn February 5, the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village will hold its annual fundraiser, this year themed, Its Paradise because its Sanibel. The production for this event will focus on an afternoon of fun for two tourists during their first visit to the island. A group of volunteers has been working very hard to make that production fun, lively, and of course, full of interesting stories and history. The visitors will encounter four island VIPs some of the people who helped form the patchwork that would eventually make Sanibel what it is today. Told from a humorous perspective, the audience will learn more about the paradise in which they live. The production group includes the tourists Fay Carney and Maddy Mayor; the director is Nanette Laurion, writer is Jeri Magg and Anni Wellauer is producing. Other actors in the cast are Billy Kinkaid, Marial Goss, Judy Yenkole, Jim Sprankle and Alex Werner. Islanders are encouraged to learn more island history at the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village, open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Full guided tours take place at 11 a.m. each day. While there, visit the Museum Gift Shop, which carries a variety of items for children, as well as 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. The 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. 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 Fay Carney and Maddy Mayor will portray tourists discovering the wonders of Sanibel for the first time; Jeri Magg wrote the script, Nanette Laurion is director, and Anni Wellauer is producing Its Paradise Because Its Sanibel Village Docents Attend Monthly Education SessionMore than 20 new and veteran docents at the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village recently attended the second monthly update session to broaden their knowledge of the village and the history it represents. These sessions are devised to give more in-depth knowledge of various aspects of the museum than are presented when a docent first begins to work at the museum. These are a great refresher even for our most experienced docents. There is always something new to learn about the many objects, pictures and stories to be found in our buildings, said Emilie Alfino, museum manager. Unless we had the docents, the village would be no place at all, said board member Gayle Pence. Bill Bachman, a member of the museums board of directors, conducted the session, which focused on the fishing cottage called Burnap Cottage (1898). The cottage was built on Woodring Point on land homesteaded by Sam Woodring. In the early 1900s, a minister by the name of Gatewood used the cottage to hold Sunday services. Upon Woodrings death, Hiram Burnap purchased the cottage and used it as a fishing retreat in winter. Nellie and James Brewster bought the cottage and added a second story. In 1998, the building was donated to the village and restored to its original state. Some say Burnap Cottage is haunted. When Nellie Brewster died in a far-away state, they say a light went on in the house at the exact time she died. There are also tales of old fishermen who just cant seem to bring themselves to leave the cottage. Museum staff reports no strange goings on in recent years. Held the 2nd Tuesday of every month, docents have come to look forward to these educational meetings. The museum provides refreshments, and the atmosphere is relaxed and casual. The next Docent Update will be held February 12 at 9 a.m. in the schoolhouse, when longtime docent Alan Smith will talk about Miss Charlottas tea room and morning glories. The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Full guided tours take place at 11 a.m. each day. 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. Bill Bachman of the Historical Villages board of directors instructs museum docents by sharing facts, stories and lore Send your editorial copy to:press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 18, 20134 Zonta Announces Six Ways To Win Peek Rafflesubmitted by Dalia JakubauskasThe Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva announces an easy and thrilling way for participants in this years Peek At The Unique house tour to contribute to the clubs annual fundraiser held on Saturday, March 16. Anyone even those not holding tickets to this popular event can purchase raffle tickets through A Chance At The Unique, for a shot at six fabulous prizes. Organizers expect this years 12th annual Peek, which features some of the most distinctive and normally inaccessible homes on the island, to sell out as it has done in years past. Tickets are $65 and early bird letters to past Peekers, as tour participants are called, have gone out to encourage early reservations. Tickets to the general public will go on sale at the end of January. For more information on tickets for the Peek, email Zontapeektickets@gmail. com. Later this month, organizers will announce a phone number to call for inquiries about the event. But even those not able to attend the Peek itself can contribute to Zontas efforts. Anyone can buy raffle tickets for just $10 each. Tickets are available from any Zonta club member and will be on sale outside Baileys General Store the last weekend in February and weekends in March leading up to the Peek. Tickets will also be available at the Sanibel Island Farmers Market on Sunday, February 24. Raffle tickets can also be purchased on the day of the Peek at its staging location at the Sanibel Community Church. Prizes are chosen at the time of purchase with the drawing held on the day of the event. Participants need not be present to win one or more of the following six exciting and exclusive prizes: A three-night stay for two people at the Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun, an all-inclusive, luxury beachfront resort in Cancun, Mexico. The prize is a $1,400 value and includes all meals, beverages, sports and activities, round-trip airport transfers, tips and taxes. A five-night stay for two-people in a fabulous, New York City apartment overlooking the Hudson River. Located on the Upper West Side in a building with a concierge and a doorman, this prize was donated by Zontian Barbara Stevelman and is valued at $1,500. A three-story high ride for two in a cherry picker anywhere on Sanibel or Captiva. This prize is a $500 value and was donated by Dickey Tree Services. A whimsical and custom cartoon drawn by Florida cartoonist, creator of Hortoons and Fort Myers resident, Dave Horton. Dave is author of several popular books including Welcome To Florida, Cartoons by Hortoon, a signed copy of which will be awarded to the winner. This prize package is worth $415. A family portrait gift certificate that includes a one-hour photo shoot with professional photographer Jonathan Tongyai at any Sanibel or Captiva location, an 18-inch x 24-inch canvas gallery wrap, and a disc of photos. This prize, valued at $400, was donated by Island Photography. An island-shopping spree worth over $900. The spree includes the following merchants: Cedar Chest Fine Jewelry, CJs Island Boutique, Eileen Fisher, Lily & Company Jewelry Gallery, Nannys Childrens Shop, Fridays Child, Geez Leweez, Peach Republic, Why Knot, Her Sports Closet, Cheeburger, Cheeburger. Last years Peek broke records raising over $90,000. The money will be awarded this January as grants to local and international service organizations that work to improve the lives of women and girls. The Zonta Foundation of Southwest Florida, the fundraising arm of the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva, will award $66,000 to local organizations and $21,000 to Zonta International for global initiatives that focus on health, education and reducing violence against women. Inspired by Zontas mission, local merchants, business people, and individual benefactors continue to give their generous support to the Peek year after year. Zontas purpose and success in saving women from bad to horrible situations is a Godsend to the those saved and their families, said Jonathan Tongyai of Island Photography. I find it a privilege to be of any assistance to an organization that provides help to women in the capacity that Zonta does. 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 more information about Zonta, visit www.zontasancap.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.) Cartoonist Dave Horton, with several Hortoon creations, and Jonathan Tongyai of Island Photography 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 Daily 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 Get your recipe published


5 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 18, 2013 The Community House, SCA Selling Sanibel Stoop TeesThe Community House currently holds the Worlds Largest Treasure Hunt record set by last seasons Sanibel Stoop event at Bowmans Beach to celebrate Shellabration! 2012 and the 75th Anniversary of the Shell Fair. Sanibel Shellabration T-shirts with the Guinness World Records logo are on sale now at The Community House for $15 each. These shirts will go fast, so dont wait until they are all gone. Because we had so much community support for this event, we wanted to get a commemorative T-shirt said Marge Meek, SCA president, which hosted the event. It shows everyone this is a shell island. Our 76th Annual Shell Festival will run March 7, 8 and 9, 2013. For details, visit www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net or call 472-2155 or visit us at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. Three generations support SCA and The Community House. Pictured from left is Bailey Stephens, Joe Bronson, Carrie Faith, Kacey Peach and Yvonne St. Clair 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 Bouquet For Captivas Departing Postmaster, Marcia BennettIf David Bornhorst and Victor Beddoe had their way, theyd put a plaque on the wall honoring Marcia Bennett when she retires as Captivas postmaster at the end of the month. She may not get a plaque, but she received a huge bouquet of flowers on Monday from the Captiva Civic Association in appreciation for her service and helpfulness to island postal patrons. Bornhorst and Beddoe are daily fixtures at the Captiva Post Office, showing when it opens at 10 a.m., perched on a bench at the entrance to chat with people picking up mail. Were the official greeters just like at Wal-Mart, Bornhorst explained. Not only does Bennett promptly get the Post Office open at 10 a.m. sharp, they said, but she goes out of her way to be helpful to everyone who comes in. She works by the book, said Beddoe, but shes always very pleasant to you. Even when shes enforcing a rule, you dont ever think shes talking down to you. Shes really a nice person at heart, and everything she does flows out of that. Such sentiments were echoed by almost everyone doing business there. Shes delightful, sweet, kind and helpful, said Greg LeBlanc, co-owner of Captiva Kayak Co. & Wildside Adventures. She gets my mail even when I forget my post office box key. And I see that she goes out of her way like that for everyone. Weve had a good run of postmasters here, noted David Doherty, owner of Albert Meadow Antiques. We seem to be the last resting place for postmasters who are about to retire. Im really sorry to see her go. Bennett, who started as a letter sorting machine operator at the Page Field Post Office 30 years ago, said she decided to take an offer of early retirement for all employees with at least 25 years of service partly to give younger postal workers a chance to have good jobs and move up the ranks. Although she plans to remain in East Fort Myers, where she has lived most of her life, she also will spend time in Arizona to be with her three soon to be four grandchildren. After working at a number of postal facilities in the area and being named postmaster in Nocatee, Bennett said she jumped at the chance when a supervisor urged her to put in for a postmaster position on Captiva being vacated by Trina Stokes in October of 2010. Explaining her feelings about her relationship with postal patrons on Captiva, Bennett told a stray cat that showed up on her doorstep. One postal patron told her how animal services works. Another brought in a litter box. Someone offered tips on getting the cat medical treatment. Everyone is always asking how her stray cat is doing or wants to see pictures of it. I think people are very willing to help others here on Captiva much more so than other areas where Ive worked, she remarked. The Captiva Civic Associations bouquet on the Post Office counter is testament to the fact that Captivians think the relationship has been mutual. Marcia Bennett with her floral bouquet Marcia Bennett David Bornhorst and Victor Beddoe


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 18, 20136 TRUST As the largest independent Trust Company in Southwest Florida, we combine personal service with world class investment management to create a superior client experience. Founded in 2001, we maintain the highest standards of safety and soundness. Client portfolios are separately managed and individually tailored to your total return, cash ow, and legacy needs. Experience the benets of private wealth management.Wealth Management | Trust Administration | Estate PlanningYour nancial future should rest in the hands of a company with the integrity and experience to preserve and grow your assets. sancaptrustco.com Spotlight On CHRsubmitted by Sue Denham and Claudia BurnsThe stars aligned for Gabriela Bell, her husband Rodd, and their two young children early in 2012, when Gaby was promoted to head teller of the Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, and Rodds elderly parents, whom he cared for in their Sanibel home, decided to sell their house and return to Massachusetts. Now all the Bells needed was an affordable place to live on Sanibel. Fortunately, Craig Albert, president and CEO of the Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, knew about the limited equity ownership opportunities offered by Community Housing and Resources, Inc. (CHR) and encouraged Gaby and Rodd to look into buying a home in Centre Place, a cluster of affordable, LEED-certified duplexes built by CHR under the auspices of Coastal Islands Community Land Trust. Highly motivated, the couple completed the extensive paperwork, met all the requirements of the grant-providing entities, mustered the closing costs with the help of their families, and moved into their new home at the end of March. As a result, Gaby no longer has a long daily commute and the Bell children can attend school on the island. Affordable housing is vital to Sanibel, especially to island businesses. Three of my key personnel live in CHR housing, and its good for the community to have them here in case of emergency, said Albert. 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. Mobile Mammogram ReturnsThe City of Sanibel Recreation Center will host the Radiology Regional Centers Mobile Mammo Coach from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, January 21. For an appointment or if you have any questions relative to the test, call the Radiology Regional Center at 936-2316. The Mobile Mammo Coach is a state of the art breast imaging clinic, providing full field digital mammography services. Most insurances are accepted and discounted self-pay pricing available. According to estimates from the American Cancer Society, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. More importantly, with early detection, the survival rate for an early diagnosed breast cancer at five years is better than 97 percent. Mammography is one aspect of breast health, in addition to monthly self-exam and annual physician exam. The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information, call 472-0345 or visit www.mysanibel.com. Rodd and Gaby Bell with their children, Valentina Grace and Rodd Luis Gaby Bell at work at Sanibel Captiva Community Bank


7 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 18, 2013 follow us on Thur., 1.17.2013 Wed., 1.23.2013 FloridaStrawberries CrystalWater24/16.9 oz. BottlesFloridaHoneybells 399169 599lb. ea. JerrysReuben PaniniItalian RoseFresh SalsaSelected Varieties, 16 oz.449 save50 save30JerrysShrimp Tray Price will varygrab n go 339lb. Mr. and Mrs. Brendan James Leary were united in marriage on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at the Village Chapel in Pinehurst, North Carolina. The wedding was officiated by Pastor Ashley Neil Smith. A night of dinner and dancing at the Pinehurst Resort followed the ceremony. Mrs. Leary, formerly Aimee VictoriaAnn Kaplan, is the daughter of Rebecca Kaplan of Greer, South Carolina and the late Thomas Kaplan. She grew up on Sanibel Island and is a graduate of Sanibel Elementary School and Bishop Verot High School. She also graduated from the University of Miami and the University of South Carolina School of Law. She currently practices law in Greer, South Carolina. Mr. Leary is the son of Rosemary and Michael Leary of Simpsonville, South Carolina. He is a graduate of Clemson University and works as a mechanical engineer for General Electric in Greenville, South Carolina. He will graduate with his masters in mechanical engineering from Georgia Tech this spring. The bride wore an ivory satin Priscilla of Boston gown. The neckline featured an intricate setting of crystals on English netting, complementing her cathedral length veil. The ball gown skirt was adorned with satin covered buttons. The maid of honor was childhood friend Victoria Wolanin. Bridesmaids were Elyse Berger, Christina Gerrish, Francesca Leary, Meaghan Picard, Erica Small and Quynh Truong-Johnson. The best man was the grooms brother Ryan Leary. Ushers were Nate Basque, Chase Berger, Mitch Jennings, Gareth Lewis and Matt Picard. Flower girls were Gemma Leary, Samantha Leary and Madison Picard. The ring bearer was Hudson Leary. The couple plans to honeymoon in St. Barts this spring. They reside in Greenville, South Carolina. Mr. and Mrs. Brendan James Leary WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT Steve Harrell and Toby Tolp of Sanibel Island announce the engagement of their daughter Kasey Harrell to Brendan Albright, son of Karen Golembe and Mark Albright of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Kasey is a lifelong resident of Sanibel, graduating from both The Sanibel School and Fort Myers High School. She attended the University of Central Florida where she and the groom met. After graduation, she moved back to Sanibel and sells real estate with her parents, Steve and Toby. Brendan grew up in Fort Lauderdale, where he attended Westminster Academy and, like Kasey, attended The University of Central Florida. After graduation, he moved to Sanibel and works at South Seas Island Resort. Brendan proposed to Kasey at sunset on Blind Pass Beach in November. The couple will be married at The Sanctuary Golf Club on October 19, 2013. Kasey Harrell and Brendan Albright ENGAGEMENT (239) 472-1111 (239) 472-1111 2330 Palm Ridge Rd. 2330 Palm Ridge Rd. Across from CVS Across from CVS SanBeautys@aol.com SanBeautys@aol.com www.SanibelBeautySalon.net www.SanibelBeautySalon.netSanibel Beauty Salon Free Bottle Free Bottle of OPI Polish of OPI Polish with Mani/Pedi with Mani/Pedi Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 18, 20138 AWBA Announces SpeakersGayle Dehaan-Garland, president of the Sanibel Chapter of the American Business Womens Association, will present the following guest speakers: February 12 at 6 p.m. Creating SelfEmpowerment by Improving your Health through Energy Medicine from a Business and Personal Perspective by Karen L. Semmelman, owner of Semmelman Energy Center with offices in Sanibel and Boston. Semmelman is a matrimonial lawyer of 30 years with a degree in psychology. Through energy practice, she seeks to empower her clients by teaching them techniques to activate their bodys natural healing abilities to restore vital energies that may have become weak, disturbed or out of balance. As an owner of numerous businesses (including a law firm with 30 employees), she will provide tips on enhancing business development. This presentation will be audience participatory. March 12 at 6 p.m. CorpoReality... BodyMind Strategies for Healthy WorkHealthy Lives by Holly Maiz, owner of BodyMind Well Being, located on Sanibel. Maiz is a bodymind psychotherapist specializing in optimal health. With a masters degree in somatic (body) psychology and dance therapy from Naropa University, Maiz brings the exploration of the bodys inherent wisdom to corporate, educational and therapeutic settings throughout the U.S. She will provide snapshots of achieving healthy living in a busy world, seeking to provide the audience with methods to find awareness of the bodys natural intelligence to enhance vitality. The presentation will be interactive. April 9 at 6 p.m. Learn about the Next Generation of Global Education by Tracy Hanson, founder and CEO of Next Generation of Global Education. With an extensive background in teaching, including working with 50 African students now, Hanson will discuss the development of a global curriculum using open education resources which transcend political, cultural and linguistic barriers to provide children worldwide with dynamic, personalized education from kindergarten through high school. Hanson will motivate the audience to expand their perspective of providing education worldwide, plus provide opportunities for assisting in this worthy objective. The presentations will be held at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month. Guests are welcome. If you are interested in attending contact Barbara Boulton, membership chair at 222-9713 or by email at baboult@embarqmail.com. The cost for the evening is $22, payable by check or cash. Shred Your Documents Securely On Saturday January 19The 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. noon at The Community House. The New Year is the perfect time to organize your home and office. Its also the perfect time to destroy the sensitive documents you no longer need. With identity theft a growing problem, you should securely dispose of unwanted financial and personal files so they dont end up in the wrong hands. But if the thought of tediously hand-feeding piles of personal papers into your home shredder makes it tough to get motivated, then the perfect solution is to let someone else shred it for you safely and quickly. 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. A small fee of $5.00 for one or two boxes per car will be collected. 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, please visit www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net or call 472-2155. Secure Shredding will destroy documents at The Community House Olde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Road239.395.1464 Sanibel Island Do you have one of these?These new bumper stickers have green color to emphasize that almost 70% of Sanibel is conservation lands and a whimsical heart to signify our island lifestyle. The peel-off back has information about Sanibel that you may not know.They are available at: Baileys General Store Jerrys Foods MacIntosh Books Sanibel Recreation Center Suncatchers Dream Tuttles Sea Shell Shop IS Island Graphics of Sanibel LLC, 2011 1628 Periwinkle Way 472-2893 Heart of the Islands, SanibelOpen Daily 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 Tahitian Gardens, Sanibel 239-395-5353www.SynergySportswear.com


9 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 18, 2013 Rick Evans And Band On The Porch At Sanibel Community ChurchOn Sunday evening, January 20 at 6 p.m., Sanibel Community Church will feature the first of the Concerts On The Porch series for 2013 with Rick Evans, lead singer of the Imperials. The evening will include many classic Imperials songs as well as great hymns and songs of worship. Refreshments will be served. A love offering will be received for the evening concert. Bring your lawn chair and bring a friend for a great night of fun. Sanibel Community Church is located at 1740 Periwinkle Way (next to Jerrys Market). For more information, call 472-2684 or visit www.sanibelchurch.com. Rotary Happenings submitted by Shirley JewellWhen thinking of the new year, we think of a new start, a new chance to live our life well. What if, just what if, you were one of the 117,000 Americans waiting for an organ transplant? On average, Florida has around 4,000 transplant candidates on the wait list. Last Friday, a two-time organ transplant recipient, Phil Schomer, spoke to San-Cap Rotarians about the importance of signing up as an organ donor. The facts are this: On average, 18 people die daily while waiting for an organ transplant; every 11 minutes, another name is added to the waiting list; one organ and tissue donor can save eight peoples lives and help 50 others; all major world religions support organ donation and view it as the greatest act of charity; emergency medical personnel will do everything to save your life if you are in an accident, even if you have chosen to be an organ donor; it is possible to have an open casket funeral if you are an organ and tissue donor, as donation does not mutilate the body; there is no cost to the donor family if a loved one becomes an organ donor and there are no age restrictions. Phils personal medical journey started in 1999, when he had a fivevessel coronary artery bypass. Although the bypass surgery was a success, there were complications with kidney function. He received a diagnosis of polycystic kidney disease (PKD) in both kidneys and he would need a kidney transplant. Schomer was lucky enough to be matched with a living donor his daughter. But eight months later, the liver was being rejected. The doctors went into action and saved the transplanted liver and life was pretty good for the next nine years; then again, bad news. His liver was failing; he needed another transplant, but until a donor could be found, he survived by kidney dialysis every three days for 36 months. After waiting for that 36 months, one night around midnight, the phone rang. A liver was being tested as a match for Phil. Five minutes later, the phone rang again. The match had been made and the transplant took place a short while later after all pre-transplant protocols were satisfied. That was just a short 12 weeks ago. After something like this, Phil says, Everyday is a holiday. Life has returned to normal for Schomer. He is not feeling sick every day, and he can eat. Phil still takes a few pills a day, but that is nothing compared to the medications he had been on. That feeble and depressed man now stands up and smiles again, his family smiles again. Phil is extremely grateful for this gift of life and as part of his lifes mission he and his wife, Arlene, are going out to tell his story and how important it is to become an organ donor. Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club president John Grey had a young family member pass away. The childs parents made the decision to donate their organs to a person or persons in need. This donation definitely helped the donor family with the healing process. This gift of life made a difference in the lives of many and that comforted the grieving. An organ donation can simply begin by filling out the organ donor designation block on your drivers license renewal form, by signing up with Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration or LifeLink, FL online. Then, make sure you tell your family, so there is no confusion if something should happen to you. 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. 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 Phil and Arlene Schomer


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11 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 18, 2013 Professor Robin Fox To SpeakDr. Robin Fox, University Professor of Social Theory at Rutgers University in New Jersey, will be the Shared Scholar in Residence for Temple Bat Yam, Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, the Christian Science Church of Sanibel and Captiva Chapel by the Sea this year. Professor Fox will lecture on The Puzzle of the Ten Commandments on Monday, January 28 at 7 p.m. in the Congregational Church Sanctuary, located at 2050 Periwinkle Way. There is no fee for this program and the public is welcome to attend. Dr. Fox, an anthropologist, poet, essayist and historian of ideas, founded the Department of Anthropology at Rutgers. He has written or edited more than 19 books, the latest being The Tribal Imagination. He is currently working on the archeology of the Calusa Indians of Southwest Florida and the light this can shed on the origins of complex societies. Born in England, he was educated at London School of Economics and Harvard, with Post Doctoral work at the Stanford School of Medicine. He was co-director of the H.F. Guggenheim Foundation for 12 years and helped start up the revolution of ideas about social behavior, known as Sociobiology. Shared Scholar in Residence lectures are possible through a grant from the Leo Rosnick Foundation in honor of June Rosner. For further information, call the Congregational Church at 472-0497. Professor Robin Fox Time Magazine Bureau Chief To Speak At Forumsubmitted by Ralph SloanTim Padgett, award winning journalist and Miami Bureau Chief for Time Magazine will speak on Latin American immigration issues at the Christian Education forum at St. Michaels Episcopal Churchs at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, January 20. Everyone is welcome to attend. Padgett has written extensively on Latin America, including cover stories on Hugo Chavez, the Elian Gonzalez crisis, the Florida 2000 election recount and the continuing drug consumption crisis. In 2005, he won Columbias Cabot prize for Latin American coverage. Padgetts remarks will focus on immigration from the Christian perspective and particularly on what can be done to help curtail illegal immigration at its source in Latin America. He will also look at the Christian perspective on other immigrant groups, especially Muslims. St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church is located at 2304 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. Call 472-2173 or visit www.saintmichaels-sanibel.org. SW Florida Jewish Newspaper Editor To SpeakTemple Bat Yam will host a special speaker at Sabbath services on Friday evening, January 18. Ted Epstein, the 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 from his perspective about Jewish life in Southwest Florida. If something Jewishrelated is happening from Bradenton to Marco Island, Ted will know about it. Born in Brooklyn, NY, the son of Holocaust survivors, Ted was educated in the Orthodox Jewish tradition, and has spent his 30-year career mostly in publishing and marketing. His presentation, followed by a Q & A session, should prove most enlightening. Temple Bat Yam Sabbath services are held at the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way, on Fridays at 8 p.m. Following services, refreshments will be served. The Congregation welcomes all visitors. Call President Allan Silberman at 472-5317 for further information. Email your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com New Location Come for the beaches.... Come for the beaches.... Discover the Shopping Discover the Shopping Managed by Association Management Commercial Leasing Property Watch239-395-9111LeaseOnSanibel.com ShopOnSanibel.com Adventures In Paradise Brown Bag Mens Casual Wear C. Turtles Cheeburger Cheeburger Simply Cupcakes Needful ings Pandoras Box Pandoras Box Two Royal Shell Real Estate Royal Shell Vacations Sanibel Resort Wear Sanibel Sole Shiny Objects Synergy e Cedar Chest Fine Jewelry e Sanibel Caf Wilford & Lee Home Dcor Tahitian Gardens 1975-2019 periwinkle waySomething for Everyone TheVillage ShopsV S 2340 periwinkle wayShop & Be Pampered Beach Chic Monogram Island Photography Kym Nader Interiors Home Dcor On e Edge a unique boutique Sanibel Tropical Wines Tribeca Hair & Nail Salon Watson MacRae Gallery Why Knot Why Knot Relax William E. Wilson Fine Jewelry Design 630 Tarpon Bay RoadPets Welcome Amys Something Special Island Paws jb designs Over Easy Caf Sanibel Art & Frame Sanibellas Sanibel Holiday Suncatchers Dream Town CenterC 2496 Palm ridge roadYum to OM Subway Island Barbecue Sanibel Yoga ORCHID SHOW ORCHID SHOW January 18-20 January 18-20 The Village Shops The Village Shops COME MEET YOUR NEW BEST FRIEND!Pet Palooza I Pet Palooza I January 24 Olde Sanibel Shoppesinfo@www.facebook.com/shoponsanibelBene ts Gulf Coast Humane Society


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 18, 201312 Sherwood H. K. Finley, longtime resident of Gulf Pines, passed away peacefully on April 10, 2010. A graduate of Yale University, he served as a Naval fighter pilot in World War II. After the war, he pursued a career in fashion illustration and fine art in New York City. Betty B. Finley passed away at her summer home on Lake George on July 2, 2012. After graduating from Mills College, she went to work for IBM in New York City, where she met Sherwood. After raising two children, Betty returned to work as a high school math teacher until the couple retired to their Florida residence on Sanibel Island in 1975. Both Sherwood and Betty enjoyed many years of involvement with the islands nature conservation efforts. During one period of extreme coastal erosion, Betty spear-headed a landmark decision, which required EPA, state and local government agencies to permit a major beach re-nourishment project to save residents homes. And in the early days of Gulf Pines, Sherwood and other members of the neighborhood worked to landscape and plant the entry and communal areas. Both Betty and Sherwood worked for many years as guides and supporters of the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, and were also supporters of CROW, an island-based organization for the care and rehabilitation of wildlife. In addition, they pursued a life-long love of art. They both studied ceramics and made pottery at their studio in Gulf Pines. Sherwood taught art appreciation classes at his studio, where he continued to paint, draw and to make mobiles until shortly before his death. In 1996, BIG ARTS hosted the first retrospective of Sherwoods artwork. They are survived by their children, Michael and Sandy Finley, and their granddaughter, Harriet Alexander. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 23 at 1 p.m. in the Sanctuary of the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, with a reception to follow. OBITUARY SHERWOOD H. K. AND BETTY B. FINLEY 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 Mahjongg 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 nonmembers. 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 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 non-members. 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. iPhone with Rhonda Tuesday and Thursday, 9 to 11 a.m., January 29 and 31, February 12 and 14. iPad with Rhonda Tuesday and Thursday, 9 to 11 a.m., January 15 and 17, February 5, 7, 26 and 28. Cost is $60 for members and $90 for nonmembers. Tenth Annual Coping with Life Friday 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 continued on page 43 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.


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ISLAND SUN JANUARY 18, 201314 Vocal Artistry Sanibel Concert Benefits FISHVocal Artistry returns to Sanibel Island for a varied and eclectic program of spirituals, gospel and exquisite choral music. The concert is hosted at the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way, on Sunday, January 20, at 3 p.m. The concert is free, and all are welcome. This moving program features modern composer Mark Hayes Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal for piano four hands, Let Everything that Hath Breath by Jeffrey Ames, and Keith Hamptons Praise His Holy Name. Sanibel Congregationals Music Director Elwood Smith says Vocal Artistrys last concert on the island in 2012 filled the sanctuary and asked the group to return. At Elwoods request, Vocal Artistry agreed to bring back a few of the congregations favorite songs for this concert as well, said Vocal Artistrys Artistic Director Joseph Caulkins. We are honored to be welcomed back and to help raise awareness and money for a very worthy cause. Proceeds from a free will offering collected during the concert will benefit F.I.S.H., or Friends In Service Here. The mission of F.I.S.H. is to lend a helping hand to those in need on Sanibel or Captiva who live, work or visit there. Their programs feed the hungry and provide emergency financial assistance, among other services to those in need. Vocal Artistry 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 $13.99Absolut Vodka Regular or Citron 1.75 ltr.Reg. $43.99 SALE $39.99 Crown Royal 750 ml. Reg. $27.99 SALE $24.99 Tanqueray Gin 750 ml. $20.99Johnnie Walker Red Label Scotch 750 ml. $20.99THEYour One-Stop for WINE SPIRITS LIQUEURS CIGARS GIFT ITEMS YourOne-Stopfor GROG SHOP Walk-in HumidorGreat Selection of Cigars and Accessories 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! Joseph Caulkins Shore Fishing:Don't Harm The Fishby Capt. Matt Mitchell Landing a big sh from the beach can be hard on the sh. Dragging a sh up onto the sand if youre going to release it is not an option as it usually damages or kills the sh. Hold the sh in the water while you unhook it if youre going to release it. The less you can touch a sh before release the better for the sh. If you want a picture with the sh, support it as you lift it out of the water and do it quickly. Before releasing, revive the sh while holding it in the water; moving it slowly back and forth so water goes over its gills. The sh will let you know when its ready to swim off. Florida just recently changed the regulations on shing from shore. Florida residents as well as out of state visitors need a shing license to sh from shore.


15 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 18, 2013Islanders Host Poetry Reading And Fundraisersubmitted by Kharli RoseMany islanders are involved with two consecutive events in February that will combine poetry of the natural world with supporting a sustainable future through the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education at Florida Gulf Coast University. From helping with posters and invitations to coordinating parking and permits, more than 40 local members of the Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture Weekend Host Committee have been planning a poetry reading by Pulitzer Prize winner Mary Oliver and the 9th annual Fundraising Celebration for the Center. Because a serious illness prevented Oliver from attending the 2012 lecture, host committee members have anticipated her visit since 2011 and excitement is mounting as the dates draw near. Beginning in November of 2012, Center Director Dr. Peter Blaze Corcoran has been holding weekly meetings with the group which also includes members from Fort Myers at The Sanibel Bean and the Watson MacRae Gallery to prepare for the events. Oliver will deliver a poetry reading with commentary during the lecture on February 8 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Michael & All Angels Church. The lecture is free and open to the public, but seats will be reserved for contributors to the Centers Ninth Annual Fundraising Celebration. It takes place February 9, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Sanibel Island beachfront home of Peter and Mallory Haffenreffer. This is the Centers major fundraising event of the year and proceeds help advance the mission to work toward realizing the dream of a sustainable and peaceful future for Earth through scholarship, education, and action. Funds raised by the Center will be allocated to its many initiatives, including grant programs for faculty and students, educational events and employment opportunities for students. Invitations for the event weekend were mailed in early January. 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. Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture Host Committee Weekend members meet at the Watson MacRae Gallery to prepare for the upcoming events 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 topic will be Venezualian Cattleya Species In Their Habitat. The meeting will begin 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 Orchid Society talk about the fundamentals of orchid growing. Participants are 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 orchid raffle. San-Cap Orchid Society membership is $20 annually, which covers the October 2012 to May 2013 meetings. Guests may attend for $4 per meeting. Call Nannette Lehr at 395-3327 with any questions. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 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 18, 201316 Birds Eye ViewHorseshoe Crabs And My Scales Of Valueby Mark Bird WestallOn just about every trip I take into the refuge, we see the weird but interesting creature known as the horseshoe crab. Most people seem to know that these creatures have been around for a very long time (the first species appear in the geologic record some 450 million years ago). They truly are prehistoric. But many are surprised to find out that they are not really crabs at all, but actually, arthropods. Their closest living relatives are arachnids; todays spiders, ticks and scorpions. When I pick a live one up on one of my tours, I love to point out the creatures similarity to the scorpion. If you turn a horseshoe crab over on its back, I think it looks like a scorpion that has decided to start wearing a helmet. I also like to point out how the animal, when turned on its back, will flail its sharp, dagger-like tail into a defensive position whereby a potential predator has to first avoid the tail in order to get at the meat of the animal. Although the horseshoe crab has two compound eyes on either side of the helmet, they can only see to about three feet away and capture most of their prey by feel. They eat mostly worms, small crustaceans and mollusks. Adult horseshoe crabs fall prey themselves to sharks and sea turtles in the open water and things like gulls and raccoons in the shallow spawning areas close to shore. What we mostly find on the mudflats away from Wildlife Drive is the shed skin of the animal. At first glance, it appears to be that of a complete animal, but a closer inspection reveals that it looks as though someone took a razor blade and precisely cut the lower part of the animal away from the helmet along the leading edge. That is not a dead animal; that is merely the shed skin. Horseshoe crabs have to shed their skin in order to grow and they will do this around 16 to 17 times over a period of nine to 11 years before they are fully grown and sexually mature. Their lifespans can reach almost 20 years. But if you are on Wildlife Drive and you find a horseshoe crab shell that has had almost the entire underside torn away, well that is a dead animal that was eaten most likely by a raccoon. In Florida, beginning in March and continuing through August, the horseshoe crabs breed along low-lying, shallow beaches. That is when you can see hundreds of them along the shores of Wildlife Drive. The larger ones are the females and usually there will be a smaller male attached to her back with several other males chasing along behind trying to join in on the festivities. When I first came to Sanibel, I would see many dead horseshoe crabs along Wildlife Drive during the breeding season and came away with the opinion that they died after mating (sort of like what happens to salmon). But I have since learned that these mortalities are happening primarily because of strandings. The egg-laying and fertilization of the eggs occurs in the inter-tidal zone and along Wildlife Drive; that means that many horseshoe crabs become trapped within and above the mangroves when the high tide that brought them there recedes. Over 80,000 eggs can be produced by a single breeding female per year. The eggs will hatch between 14 to 30 days after fertilization. These huge quantities of egg production are very important for the survival of migrating and nesting shorebirds, such as the endangered snowy plover (which nest on Sanibel). Historically, human-created loss of habitat and actual physical harvesting of horseshoe crabs caused severe declines for the species. For over 100 years starting in the 1850s, millions of horseshoe crabs were harvested annually for fertilizer, livestock feed and to serve as bait for other fisheries. By the 1960s, though the harvesting had not been regulated, the horseshoe crab population had been so decimated that only 42,000 were taken. Today, most harvesting occurs by the biomedical industry in developing tests for endotoxins in the blood of humans. Even though this harvesting program uses a catch and release protocol, it has been estimated by recent studies that 15 to 30 percent of the horseshoe crabs released do not survive. But why should we care about the horseshoe crabs demise? Theyre not very bright and theyre sort of creepycrawly. And anyway, arent their deaths helping humans live better lives? Well, I have something I like to call my Scales of Value (these scales dont really exist, only in my mind). My scales look something like the Scales of Justice that you see associated with the law profession. In one pan, there is a representative of the human species; in the other pan, any species on the planet can be placed and its value measured against that of the human. Now, I figure that when most humans use these scales, they will find that creatures that have attributes or capabilities that are more similar to our own will be measured as weighing closer to that of the human species. Many people love the dolphins and killer whales; their intelligence is recognized as being very complex and their social structure is not much different from our own. I would even suggest that the great apes value would also weigh in closely to that of humans as it does not take much to see how closely we are related. Of course, our species would always come out on top when using the Scales of Value with the species mentioned in the last paragraph, but the difference would be slight. 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ISLAND SUN JANUARY 18, 201318 Artists Century, Ferrell Donate Works To AuctionIn addition to live music and a tent party with dinner served off tailgates, the first-of-its-kind Cuckoo For Ding fundraiser on Friday, February 15 will showcase the work of talented local and national artists as a part of live and silent auctions. Longtime island professional glass artist Luc Century, known for his work on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC, is contributing one of his popular wildlife-etched glass pieces. Artist and professional architect Toni Ferrell has shown her work in group exhibitions in Blacksburg, Virginia and Southwest Florida. She is a licensed professional architect. Her contribution, a painting called Sanibel, was completed in 2011 for an invitational show called Making History at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers. The two contributions 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 Luc Century shows his work to visitors at the Ding Darling Education Center Artist Toni Ferrell has donated her acrylic/mixed media painting Sanibel to fundraising efforts is comin g to th e Ft. Myers Beach, Ft Ft My My e rs rs B e a c h Sanibel & Sa Sa n i b e l & McGregor Mc Mc G re reg eg o r Ar ea r r M arin e Trading Pos t


19 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 18, 2013by 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 hand-painted Mangrove Cuckoo porcelain piece by Patty Sprankle, and a childrens quilt handmade by Supervisory Refuge Ranger Toni Westlands mother. Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) hosts the Cuckoo For Ding, which features 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 with the remaining amount raised earmarked for the recently announced Refuge Preservation Campaign. The featured Sprankle Mangrove Cuckoo sculpture is currently on display in the free Ding Darling Education Center. Bids are now being accepted; contact Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566 or director@dingdarlingsociety.org. Reservations have been coming in briskly, and a limited number of tickets remain, said Vertesch. 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 and register online for the event, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org/ auction. 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 & Rental, 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. 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. From page 16Horseshoe Crabsin the evolutionary chain would be measured increasingly below that of humans. But when it came time to weigh humans against the horseshoe crab, well, we humans would far outweigh the lowly, non-thinking horseshoe crab. That species is not anything at all like us. But as I mentioned earlier, the horseshoe crab has been around for a few hundred million years! How long has the human species been around; maybe a couple of million? The horseshoe crab is doing something right! I try not to judge another creatures value based on what I do well. I try to judge another creatures value based on what it does well. The analogy I like to make will age me a little bit, but believing that the human species far outweighs the value of horseshoe crabs because we are so much smarter and technologically advanced is sort of like Michael Jordan judging all other human beings by how well they could fly through the air and play basketball. I figure if Michael used those criteria, he would come away with the opinion that all of the rest of humanity were pretty worthless creatures, because who in the world could fly through the air and play basketball like Michael Jordan did? So, the next time you spot the lowly horseshoe crab crawling along the mucky shoreline of Wildlife Drive, show it some respect. They have experienced just about everything this planet has thrown at them... and survived. It remains to be seen if we humans are that resilient. A former city council member and mayor, Mark Bird Westall has owned and operated Canoe Adventures, Inc. on Sanibel for over 33 years. Visit www.canoewithbirdwestall.com for more information. Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy & Pilates Phone # 239-395-5858 Administrative Of ces & Classrooms Phone # 239-472-9700 Conveniently located on Periwinkle Way across from Sanibel Community Park Conveniently located on Periwinkle Way across from Sanibel Community Park To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 18, 201320 Jig Fishing 101by Capt. Matt MitchellWhat another great week to be out on the water. Record-setting high January temperatures made it feel like spring and gave anglers lots of opportunities. No matter what you like to catch, if you pick the right tide, you can get it done. With the warming water, baitfish have appeared again all over the sound along with all the fish that feed on them. When the conditions are right, one of my favorite ways to fish is throwing soft plastic jigs. Working a shoreline on a trolling motor while pitching soft plastics allows you not only to cover lots of ground but is also one of the best ways to find quality fish when they are spread out. Jig fishing also works great for shorebound anglers, too. Throwing soft plastic is also one of the methods I use for locating new productive fishing areas that I can return to with live bait. With hundreds of miles of shoreline to fish in the sound, how do you go about picking which shoreline to get started on? Factors I look for when deciding are the type of bottom, depth of water, direction of the tide movement and wind direction. Look for bottom that is a nice mix of sand and grass all the way up to the mangrove roots. Generally up close to the mangroves will be sand pockets as the grass cannot grow in the shade of the trees. Healthy grass and sand holes starting a few yards out from the bank are what you are looking for. The grass will hold bait fish and shrimp and the sand is where bigger game fish will hold. A 2 1/2 to 4 foot depth on a mangrove shoreline is ideal for bouncing jigs across the bottom. Much deeper than this and the jigs do not make good contact with the bottom, and any shallower the fish are just plain spooky. During low water conditions, many of my favorite shorelines are too shallow to fish while other deeper shorelines are ideal. Choose a shoreline that the wind is blowing in against the bank. Wind will blow bait fish to the waiting game fish on the shoreline. Very seldom do I do any good on the lee side of a mangrove shoreline either with jigs or even live bait. Wind direction will also allow you to keep the boat far enough off the shoreline and still effectively work tight to the mangroves. Use the wind to your advantage. Getting in too close to your target on the trolling motor will spook fish, while being out too far will not let you effectively work every nook and cranny on a shoreline where the game fish will stage up. Being able to control the boat on a trolling motor while keeping a 25to 30-yard distance from the shoreline does take a little practice and the stronger the wind, the harder it gets. Set the trolling motor on one speed and cast the jig to all the points and overhangs, basically any place that looks fishy. Constantly changing the speed of the trolling motor will spook fish, so keep the boat moving at a speed you feel is slow enough to pick apart the shoreline. Practice makes perfect and the more you do it, the faster you will be able to work a shoreline picking out the best looking ambush points. Tide movement will dictate which direction to work a shoreline. Keep the boat moving into the tide as this will not only give you more boat control, but the jigs will be moving in the same direction as the current, giving you a more natural presentation. Generally, cast forward at a 45-degree angle when working a shoreline. There are many methods to fish soft plastic jigs but for me when working mangroves, I like to keep the rod tip low to the water and slowly bounce the bait across the bottom. A double twitch is my preferred presentation. When water temperatures are cold, go with a slower retrieve then when the water is warmer. Mixing up the speed of the retrieve until you find how the fish want it is all part of the game. With thousands of soft plastics available in hundreds of shapes and colors, dont get overwhelmed. I basically stick to two specific shapes of plastic tails and only a few colors. A three-inch shrimp pattern and a threeto four-inch minnow pattern are my personal favorites. During cold winter conditions, I go with the shrimp pattern and when there are bait fish around, I go with the minnow pattern. For colors, try to match the water color dark water, dark bait; clear water, clear bait. My two color choices are rootbeer/gold for our stained or dirty water and a clear/opening night color for clearer conditions. As far as all the scented baits now on the market, I dont think it really matters much either way, unless you plan on dead sticking. I find most of the strikes while jig fishing for snook and redfish come from the presentation of it hopping across the bottom and making a little puff and sand as it hops. Most bites are more of a reaction strike than anything else. My personal favorite brand right now are the Z-Man baits which are really not shaped any different than other brands but are made out of an almost indestructible plastic. Jig heads to fish the soft plastics on come in many brands and types too. From weedless weighted hooks to basic jig heads, my daily go-to is a Bass Assassin 1/4 oz. in red. These jig heads have a very high quality, strong and sharp wide gap 4/0 hook that I have yet to straighten out on a big fish. Many other brands of jig heads have a light wire hook that will straighten out on that big fish youre hunting. This style of jig also holds a soft plastic tail in place better than any other I have used. My rig to throw these jigs on is a basic seven-foot spinning rod with a 3000 series reel. A fast action or soft tipped rod works the best. For line, I choose to go with 15# test PowerPro Super 8 braid which allows you to feel everything and casts a mile. For a leader, go with three feet of 30# to 40# fluorocarbon leader. Tie the leader to the main line with a lineto-line knot, then tie the jig to the leader with a loop knot to give the jig more action. If you have never given soft plastics a shot for big snook and redfish on mangrove shorelines, you dont know what you are missing. Soft plastics are just not for trout anymore.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. Donna Black from Sea Isle, New Jersey, with a 25-inch redfish caught fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell this week ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. 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21 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 18, 2013 Come explore our natural world Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road (one mile west of Tarpon Bay Road) Nature Center, Trails and Exhibits: Open Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. 4 p.m. Native Plant Nursery: Open Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. 5 p.m., Sat 10 3 www.sccf.org (239) 472-2329 Turtle Tracks January 24Sanibel Island has one of the first sea turtle monitoring programs in the country and several hundred nests are laid on Sanibel and Captiva every summer. SCCF coordinates over one hundred volunteers who monitor San-Cap beaches daily. Learn about the sea turtles that nest on our beaches. Thursday, January 24 at 10 a.m. EXPLORE OUR NATURE CENTER, TRAILS AND OBSERVATION TOWERVisit our Nature Center and explore four miles of walking trails and climb the tower. Youll find a marine touch tank, exhibits with live turtles including diamondback terrapins, an indigo snake, mangrove water snake and more. Butterfly House Take a self-guided tour Trail Walks Offered Tuesday Friday at 11 a.m. Tank Talk January 22The Nature Center has educational ambassadors living in tanks, including Indie the endangered Indigo snake, Jewel the Diamond Back Terrapin, plus baby box turtles and critters in the touch tank. Take a guided tour to learn about these living ambassadors. Tuesday, January 22 at 10 a.mWeeds and Seeds January 21We are a group of amateur botanists and we visit different locations on Sanibel on two-hour walks, guided by a leader with a plant list. The group will meet at the Nature Center porch. Depending on the location visited, you may need parking money. Please bring a hat, water, sunblock and comfortable enclosed shoes with socks. For more information, please contact Candice Etheridge at 395-9498. Mondays at 8:45 a.mThe Alien Invasion January 23Over 500 fish and wildlife species, 1180 plant species and who knows how many insects that are not native now live and multiply in Florida, after being introduced by humans. Some like the pythons in the Everglades are having devastating effects. Come and learn about Sanibels Alien Invasion. Wednesday, January 23 at 10 a.m.Hurricanes! January 23Hurricane Charley roared in from the south, skirted the coast and made landfall over North Captiva Island on August 13, 2004. Storms in 1873, 1910, 1945, and others re-sculpted the islands and shaped wildlife, vegetation and human existence here. Wednesday, January 23 at 2 p.m. Save the Date Conservation Forum February 19Co-sponsored by SCCF and the Everglades Foundation, this years forum will feature Dr. Richard Weisskoff talking about the economic value of the environment.The Endangered Smalltooth Sawsh January 25The smalltooth sawfish was the first endangered marine fish in the U.S. and is found locally. Researchers with Floridas Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) including speaker Greg Poulakis have been working in the Charlotte Harbor estuary for over a decade conducting research on the remaining population. Friday, January 25 at 10 a.m. School Resource Officer RetiresAfter 25 years with the Sanibel Police Department, Officer Kurt Schulte is retiring. He has been the Resource Officer and Drug Abuse Resistance Education Officer at The Sanibel School since February 1995. Officer Schulte has engaged in continuing education while employed with the city, acquiring his bachelors degree in religion from Liberty University and is currently pursuing his masters degree in theology studies. He was appointed as police chaplain in June 2009. Fellow city employees turned out on Tuesday for a presentation to Schulte by Mayor Kevin Ruane during the monthly council meeting. Gennity Named City Employee Of The Year Officer Kurt Schulte after his retirement presentation on Tuesday Barbara Gennity was named City of Sanibels Employee of the Year on Tuesday. Gennity, who was chosen by her peers for the award, works for the Sanibel Recreation Center. She was promoted in November 2011 to fitness contracts coordinator. Mayor Kevin Ruane made a presentation to Gennity during the city council meeting Mayor: Sanibel May Resume Share Of Tollsby Anne MitchellMayor Kevin Ruane says he has reason to believe that this year, Sanibel may once again be eligible for a share of the surplus causeway toll revenues. To find out for sure, Ruane wants to get an independent appraisal done, a move that after some discussion, the council approved 4-0, with councilman Jim Jennings absent. But before embarking on the so-called forensic accounting, council wants Ruane to give Lee County which built and operates the Sanibel Causeway a headsup so as not to ruffle feathers, in the words of Vice Mayor Mick Denham. Sanibel and Lee County were at odds for years over a lawsuit Sanibel and a citizens group filed to stop construction of the high bridge. As a result of the legal delay, Sanibel had to forgo its approximately 21 percent share of excess toll revenues to make up for the higher price the delay caused. County officials claimed the delays drove the cost from $50 million to $120 million. Construction began in August 2004. Commissioners doubled the toll from $3 to $6 on November 1, 2004. Since then, relationships between the city and county have been rebuilt, but Sanibel is still out the approximately $800,000 it used to count on each year from the tolls. Today, that share could be worth as much as $1.3 million, according to Ruane. Ruane told the council on Tuesday that a memo from David Loveland, head of the Lee County Department of Transportation, indicated that Sanibel was due to have the revenue stream returned this year. Ruane said once a junior lien is paid off, Sanibel should get the revenues returned. He noted that the bonds that financed the causeway are amply covered by the tolls, which amount to 175 percent of the required amount. The bond contract calls for 120 percent to be covered. Denham had questioned the need for an appraisal, saying, I am just a little worried about how this will be perceived by the county. An independent appraisal will give a true accounting of the causeways financial situation and what was included in the construction costs, argued Ruane. Denham replied, I think it would be helpful to tell the county we are going to do this, and Ruane said he would make the calls. Councilman Marty Harrity commented that an independent appraisal makes perfect sense to me, adding, Things have changed.Said resident Barry Roth, This is the way to go. I am very proud of your decision to do this. If Lee Countys feathers are ruffled, they have something to hide.


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 18, 201322 Ding Lecture Gets Scandalous Award-winning St. Petersburg Times environmental journalist Craig Pittman has written another riveting investigative nature book on the heels of his Manatee Insanity and Paving Paradise (co-authored). He will speak about his new The Scent of Scandal: Greed, Betrayal, and the Worlds Most Beautiful Orchid on Friday, January 25, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the free Ding Darling Education Center on Sanibel Island. After its Peruvian discovery in 2002, Phragmipedium kovachii, a rare ladyslipper orchid hailed as the most significant and beautiful new species discovered in a century, became the rarest and most soughtafter orchid in the world. Prices soared to $10,000 on the black market. Then one showed up at Sarasotas Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, where every year more than 100,000 people visit to see, among other gardens, Selbys vast orchid collection, one of the most magnificent in the world. The collision between Selbys scientists and the smugglers of Phrag. kovachii led to search warrants, a grand jury investigation and criminal charges. It made headlines around the country, cost the gardens hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations and led to tremendous internal turmoil. Investigative journalist Craig Pittman unravels this tangled web to shine a spotlight on flaws in the international treaties governing trade in endangered wildlife which may protect individual plants and animals in shipping but do little to halt the destruction of whole colonies in the wild. Following his lecture, Pittman will sign copies of his books, which are available for purchase in the Refuge Nature Store, all proceeds of which benefit refuge education and research projects. 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 include 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. Upcoming Ding Darling Lecture Series Events (*Book-signings will follow all starred presentations) *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 Joel 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 Fire The Secret to a Healthy Eco-System April 5 Jeremy Conrad, refuge biologist, and Amanda Bryant, SCCF biologist Sea Turtles of Sanibel For more information visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org or contact Birgie Vertesch at 239-292-0566 or director@dingdarlingsociety.org. Since 1976Lunch 11:30 AM til 3:00 PM Dinner 5:00 PM til 9:30 PM Open 7 Days Open all day for beer & wine 472-3434 www.muckyduck.com Open Daily: Lunch: 11:30am to 3:30pm Dinner: 5:30pm to 9:30pm (239) 472-3337 15183 Captiva Drive Captiva Island, Florida 33924 A Captiva Island Tradition Since 1976 Captivas Finest Waterfront Restaurant Come by Land.... or Come by Sea... Craig Pittman photo by Cherie Diez, St. Petersburg Times 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 BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island


23 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 18, 2013Tank Talks At SCCFOn Tuesday, January 22 at 10 a.m. join an SCCF biologist for Tank Talks in the SCCF nature center. The SCCF Nature Center has educational ambassadors living in tanks. There is Indie the endangered indigo snake, Jewel the diamondback terrapin, Happy the Florida snapping turtle, Salty the mangrove water snake, plus baby box turtles and critters in the touch tank. Take a guided tour to learn about these living ambassadors, many of which are SCCF research subjects. The cost of the talk is $5, with SCCF members and children free. SCCF is located at 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Call 472-2329 for more information. Diamondback terrapin Audubon Sanibel Gardens Bird WalkThe next Sanibel-Captiva Audubon bird walk will be Saturday, January 19 at Sanibel Gardens. Take Island Inn Road across from Baileys and meet at the Trail Head at 8 a,m,. Free Parking. 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 details. Great egret 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


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 18, 201324 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! The Alien Invasion At SCCFOver 500 fish and wildlife species, 1180 plant species and who-knows-howmany insects that are not native -having been introduced by humans -now live and multiply in Florida. Some, like the pythons in the Everglades, are having devastating effects. Come and learn about the species that make up Sanibel and Captivas Allien Invasion on Wednesday, January 23 at 10 a.m. in the SCCF Nature Center at 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road. The cost is $5 with SCCF members and children free. Sanibel Police Offer $25,000 Reward For Help Solving String Of BurglariesThe Sanibel Police Department is offering a $25,000 cash reward for help in solving a string of burglaries having occurred along beachfront properties between November 14 and January 11. These burglaries have occurred from the 500 block of East Gulf Drive to the 3400 block of West Gulf Drive on Sanibel. The burglaries appear to have taken place during late afternoon and early evening hours. In each incident, the suspect has gained entry to the units through unlocked doors and sliders stealing mostly cash and jewelry from the units. We are serious about stopping and solving these crimes. If you know something, say something, said Chief of Police William Tomlinson. If your tip leads to an arrest, you will be eligible for the $25,000 cash reward. Chief Tomlinson is requesting anyone with information on any of these burglaries, to please call Crime Stoppers at any of numbers listed below: Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-8477 Text tip to Crime Stoppers at: CRIMES (274637) Keyword: REWARD Online tip to Crime Stoppers at: www.swflcrimestoppers.org Anyone with information which leads to an arrest can be eligible for a cash reward of $25,000. All callers will remain anonymous. Tips may also be made by contacting the Sanibel Police at 472-3111. Sidewalk Sales On AgendaDue to a city staff error, the required legal notice was not published for the second reading of the sidewalk sale ordinance that was scheduled for January 15. Therefore, this item will be rescheduled for the Tuesday, February 5 meeting of the Sanibel City Council at 9:15 a.m. The ordinance is designed to increase the number of sidewalk sales merchants can have each year and to set standards and requirements. Storm Season Took Toll On Local Beachesby Anne MitchellThe 2012 tropical storm season resulted in significant erosion along Sanibels beaches at several locations including Lighthouse Beach Park, West Gulf Drive in the vicinity of West Wind Inn, and south of Blind Pass. In a memo dated January 8, James Evans, Sanibels Natural Resources Director, gave an update on island beach conditions for the city council. In June, Tropical Storm Debby caused damage to the access road to the Sanibel Lighthouse, and erosion of the shoreline east of the fishing pier. At the end of August, Hurricane Isaac skirted the gulf coast before making landfall in Louisiana. Strong winds and high surf associated with the storm resulted in moderate erosion along West Gulf Drive and the beaches south of Blind Pass. Erosion in these areas resulted in escarpments measuring three to four feet in height and impacted several hundred feet of dune vegetation, Evans wrote. At the end of October, Hurricane Sandy generated strong winds and high surf, exacerbating the erosion along West Gulf and along the beaches south of Blind Pass. Escarpments of four to five feet in height were recorded during a site inspection on December 12 between West Wind Inn and Somerset at the Reef. Erosion south of Blind Pass has resulted in escarpments of approximately three to four feet in height. The erosion at Blind Pass extends from the inlet at the pass to 6351 Sanibel-Captiva Road, with the most severe erosion occurring along the Castaways Beach cottages, Evans reported. He said his department is working with the citys Public Works Department and Lee County Natural Resources to develop a plan to address erosion in these areas. It appears that the shoreline at Lighthouse Beach has stabilized and the primary concern at this time is the area along West Gulf Drive and the beach south of Blind Pass. Lee County Natural Resources staff has recommended that the city conduct a post-storm event beach profile survey of the island. This would be required if we plan to implement emergency renourishment along our beaches at some point in the future, Evans said. Dredging Of Blind Pass May Startby Anne MitchellDredging of the inside of Blind Pass could begin as early as this week, according to Sanibel Natural Resources Director James Evans. In a memo presented to the Sanibel City Council on Tuesday, Evans reported that the project will be managed by Lee County Natural Resources and will be performed by Florida Dredge and Dock, Inc. All dredging will be conducted during daylight hours only. Turbidity will be managed by the countys coastal engineer, Coastal Engineering Consultants. Shorebird and sea turtle monitoring will be conducted by the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, currently under contract with Lee County. All beach compatible sand dredged from the inside of the pass estimated to be about 40,000 cubic yards will be placed on Sanibel near Silver Key, Evans stated. The pass was dredged several years ago but has since choked up with sand and needs to be reopened.


25 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 18, 2013 Plant SmartDwarf Scheffleraby Gerri ReavesDwarf schefflera (Schefflera arboricola) is a relative of the infamous umbrella tree (Schefflera actinophylla), which is listed as a category-I invasive species by the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council. Fortunately, dwarf schefflera does not pose the environmental threat its relative does. However, it has escaped cultivation in Southeastern Florida, which means it is growing on its own in the wild. Thats an early warning sign, perhaps, to anyone concerned about non-native species competing with Florida native plants for habitat and resources. Commonly called arboricola, it is found in Taiwan, New Zealand, and Australia. This multi-stemmed shrub is very fast-growing a quick fix for the landscape. Typically installed in new landscapes as a foundation plant, it is popular with landscaping companies because it survives repeated flat-topping with hedgers. It is to the landscape industry as the French fry is to the fastfood industry. If left unpruned, dwarf schefflera can belie its name and grow to more than 10-feet high. Be careful where you plant it, for the roots are invasive and go after water pipes. The stems are flexible, the green-white flowers inconspicuous and the foliage dense and glossy. The palmately compound leaves are a smaller version of the umbrella tree. Some cultivars have yellowor white-variegated leaves. So infrequently is this evergreen allowed to develop naturally that most people never see the flowers or berries. Thats all the more surprising, because the stalks of orange fleshy berries in winter are the plants most interesting characteristic. If you need a low-maintenance hedge, consider planting a native species instead, one that will provide maximum benefit for birds, butterflies and other wildlife. Sources: floridasnature.com, plantbook.org, ifas.ufl.edu, and Waterwise by the South Florida Water Management District. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. Unmolested by hedgers, this shrub is flourishing photos by Gerri Reaves Dwarf schefflera, also called arboricola, produces spikes of winter berries Hows Hows YOUR YOUR Snapper? Snapper? Ours is Fresh, Sweet and Delicious! Raw Bar Open ursday, Friday & Saturday (Happy Hour 4pm 6pm) Fish Market Open 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 579-0807 2330 Palm Ridge Road (across from CVS) Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner DinnerSpecialty Coffees & Smoothies Happy Hour 3-6 p.m. A Royal Scoop Homemade Ice Cream A Royal Scoop Homemade Ice Cream Kids Menu Dine in & Carry-out


26 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 18, 2013 (At The Raw Bar and The Timbers, that is!) 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 PLAYOFFS703 Tarpon Bay Rd. 239.472.HIKE Full Liquor Open 4pm 7 DaysBEST PLACE TO WATCH THE GAME!* BEST BARTENDER!* BEST SEAFOOD!* THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY NOW SERVING NOW SERVING SUSHI & SASHIMI! SUSHI & SASHIMI! NOW SERVING NOW SERVING SUSHI & SASHIMI! SUSHI & SASHIMI! NBA FULL COURT Back To The Roost At Oceans ReachLife is for the birds at Oceans Reach. The resorts unique Osprey Cam is giving vacationers a birds eye view of some of their favorite feathered friends as they once again make their home here on Sanibel Island. Osprey mate for life, and for the past five years, Oceans Reach has had a pair return to the same spot at the resort a special 35-foot-tall nesting platform constructed just for the birds near the entrance of the property. Each year, osprey chicks have hatched, fledged and flown away, much to the delight of resort guests, especially last year when the staff first mounted a special webcam to capture their activity. The Osprey-Cam was recently upgraded and now utilizes a Cat 6 line, offering a much stronger feed with higher resolution. Check it out for yourself at the resorts website www.oceansreach.com. Our Osprey Cam has been a huge hit with guests and friends of Oceans Reach, said Andy Boyle, general manager. Weve had dozens of people write us some from as far away as the U.K., Scotland and Finland to remark how much they enjoy logging on and watching the escapades of our resident osprey. Oceans Reach is offering even more for birding enthuiasts. All are invited to flock over and join birding expert Walt McNairy as he reprises his popular Nesters & Resters beach walk this winter. Walt is a park ranger at Rocky Mountain National Park and enthralled guests last year with his educational bird walks. Nesters & Resters bird walks on the beach are scheduled for 9 a.m. on January 17 and 24, February 14 and 28 and March 12. Bird walks are complimentary and all are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Oceans Reach at 800-336-6722. Osprey at Oceans Reach VERTIGOThe Sensational...A dazzling display of graceful aerial acts, acrobatics, balance and strength. Featuring members of the famous Wallenda and Arestov performing families. S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y JANUARY 26 T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E COCKTAIL RECEPTION 6:30 PM Followed by Performance L L L L L L L L L L L L L L O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C A A A A A A A A A A A A A A T T T T T T T T T T T T T T I I I I I I I I I I I I I I O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O N N N N N N N N N N N N N N SANIBEL COMMUNITY HOUSE 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel FL T T T T T T T T T T T T T I I I I I I I I I I I I I C C C C C C C C C C C C C C K K K K K K K K K K K K K E E E E E E E E E E E E E T T T T T T T T T T T T T S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S P P P P P P P P P P O O O O O O O O O O N N N N N N N N N N S S S S S S S S S S O O O O O O O O O O R R R R R R R R R R SANIBEL CAPTIVA TRUST COMPANY FO FO FO FO FO FO FO FO OD OD OD OD OD OD OD OD PR PR PR PR PR PR PR PR OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV ID ID ID ID ID ID ID ID ED ED ED ED ED ED ED ED BY BY BY BY BY BY BY BY $100 PER PERSON Assigned seating, Seats are limited. Call early for tickets 472-2155. SANIBEL COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION PRESENTSMajor Fundraiser For CIPS PLACE, KEY LIME BISTRO, SWEET MELISSAS CAFE, TRADERS & THE SANCTUARY GOLF CLUBAlcoholic Beverages including martini bar (for donation). SANIBEL COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONShare your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com


27 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 18, 2013Holiday Camp At Sanibel Sea Schoolsubmitted by Dina CraigHoliday Camp was a big success at Sanibel Sea School! For the week and a half following Christmas, wetsuit-clad campers bustled between our campus and the Gulf of Mexico, exploring the ocean and celebrating how we are all connected on our ocean planet. In keeping with our theme, One Ocean, One Tribe, campers became a part of Sanibel Sea Schools Ocean Tribe, a group of people that our campers defined as those that care about the ocean. As the Ocean Tribe, we spent each week getting to know each other and our ocean. Even with the slightly cooler temperatures, we couldnt stay out of the water. We surfed many of us for the first time and frolicked in the winter waves. We canoed out into San Carlos Bay, where we had close encounters with friendly dolphin pods and practiced our maneuvering skills... skills we put to quick use trying to out-maneuver Doc Bruce and his killer splash. We painted rainsticks and drums, which we played on the Causeway in a drum circle. We practiced both drumming together as a tribe and coming up with our own signature rhythms, mimicking a baby dolphins signature whistle it uses to communicate with its mother. We sampled fish diversity in the Gulf and the bay, catching such cool creatures as a seahorse, tiny puffer fish and pipefish. We pulled up nets of shimmering bay anchovies and scaled sardines, many of which we brought back to Sea School and observed schooling in our big tank. We discussed how and why fish school and played schooling games that convinced us of humankinds need for a lateral line. At the end of the week, we pressed our painted handprints onto the front of the building, a permanent reminder of the Sanibel Sea School Ocean Tribe. Throughout the week, campers showed their love for the ocean. Not only did we frolic on the beach but we took time to clean it up as well, collecting trash wherever we saw it. On New Years Day, we had a special ceremony that we do each year at Sea School we wrote down our troubles from 2012 and put them collectively into a drum, where we burned them. We put a pinch of ash into the Gulf and let its waters absorb our troubles and wash them away. Later, we wrote our resolutions for the new year on sea grape leaves and hung them together in a jellyfish mobile. Many of these resolutions, it turned out, had to do with the health of the ocean. What else can you expect from the Ocean Tribe? As is always the case, we could not offer our island experiences without the help of many people in our community. The folks at Island Condo Maintenance gave us buckets to make drums, Baileys General Store helped quench our thirsts with ice, the BP Service Station helped keep our vehicles on the road, Sanibel Marina did the same for our ocean vehicles, The Community House provided us with a room for milk and cookies, Billys Bikes was there to help provide cardboard and logistical support, and The Bait Box helped us sample fish. We are grateful for these and the many supporters that help make it all possible. Please join the Ocean Tribe this year and resolve to do everything you can to love the ocean. Head to our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter page and let us know how its going! If you were involved in Holiday Camp, please also let us know how you liked our new half-day offering. We are committed to reaching as many people as possible with our message of ocean love. We would love to hear from you! Sanibel Sea School is a non-profit organization looking to a world where all people value, understand and care for the ocean. Our mission is to improve the oceans future, one person at a time. Please enjoy our offerings and join the Ocean Tribe at www.sanibelseaschool.org or stop by our Sanibel location. 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" Grace Kerns is master of the seine-net Amelia and Charlotte-Rose LaMotte cant wait to get surfing While staying at Mitchells Sand Castles, Matthew Bunkin, age 7, found a cabrits murex and Kaitlyn Bunkin, age 10, found a junonia at Blind Pass on January 5. They are from Oreland, Pennsylvania and are thrilled with their finds. Shells Found Matthew Bunkin with his cabrits murex Kaitlyn Bunkin with her junonia


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 18, 201328 Smalltooth Sawfish, Another Endangered Species In Local Waterssubmitted by Dee Serage Century, SCCFIn addition to the endangered Kemps ridley sea turtle, the first federally endangered marine fish, the smalltooth sawfish is also found in local waters. Pristis pectinatas habitat is shallow coastal waters, mangrove edges and sea grass beds, with a range reduced now to Southwest Florida. To learn more about this relative of sharks, skates, and rays, Gregg Poulakis, a primary sawfish researcher with FWC (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission), will present Smalltooth Sawfish: Past ,Present, and Future at 10 a.m. on Friday, January 25 in the SCCF Nature Center at 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road. There is a newspaper clipping in the SCCF Nature center of an 18-foot sawfish that was caught during one of Teddy Roosevelts fishing trips to Captiva around 1915. The smalltooth sawfish range at that time was from Texas to New York, a decline as of 2009 of 95%. Sawfish are extremely vulnerable to overfishing and entanglement in marine debris and nets. The SCCF marine lab staff spotted the first documented sawfish in Tarpon Bay this summer around the boat docks. A team of FWC researchers from Port Charlotte were called in to catch and tag it as part of an ongoing study to determine preferred sawfish habitat. But the three-foot-long Tarpon Bay sawfish was nowhere to be seen that day. If you want to see a sawfish in action, a youtube search will bring up numerous video clips from local fishermen who have caught sawfish while fishing for other species. There is a City of Sanibel employee that has a hard time believing the smalltooth sawfish is endangered because he has hooked a few around the causeway. It is illegal to hook or net one. If one is caught, keep it in the water at all times and be careful of the saw (rostrum) during release, which can cause serious injury. Old sawfish Sawfish $ $ 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 01/25/13 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 State Shells Are Topic Of Meetingsubmitted by Joyce MatthysIt is not surprising that Florida has a state shell because of all its shell covered beaches, but can you guess which other states have state shells? John Colagrande, a retired secondary school science teacher who has earned the reputation of being an entertaining speaker, will present the program States and Their State Shells at the January 20 meeting of the Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club. During his 35-year tenure, Colagrande taught biology, geology, astronomy and oceanography. In 2000, he and Larry Felder, a former student and noted paleoartist, wrote a book titled In the Presence of Dinosaurs, published by Time-Life. Colagrande is an avid shell and fossil collector and has donated fossil specimens to Yale University and the state museums in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and Trenton, New Jersey. Colagrande now resides in The Villages. The meeting will be held in the Education Room of The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum. It will begin at 2 p.m. and is open to the public. The Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club welcomes new members. Anyone who has an interest in seashells, whether it is casual, professional or artistic, is invited to join in. Note: the state shell of Florida is the horse conch, Triplofusus giganteus. Snowy Plover Program At SCCFWatch where you walk, there are plovers on the beach. SCCF has been monitoring and staking the nests of this bird on Sanibel beaches for 10 years. Join SCCF biologists to learn about this threatened species and what you can do to protect their small nesting populations. This seasons first Snowy Plover Program will be on Thursday, January 24 at 2 p.m. in the SCCF auditorium. The cost of the program is $5 with SCCF members and children free. Call 472-2329 for more information. SCCF is located at 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Snowy plover on eggsShare your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com


29 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 18, 2013 Ding Darling Continues Film Series With PBS DocumentaryDing Darling Refuges inaugural eight-week Film Series continues on Wednesday, January 23 at 2:30 p.m. with the documentary Birds of the Gods. The PBS Nature series documentary follows two biologists/conservationists into the dense, mosquito-ridden forests of New Guinea in their quest to document the mating behaviors of several exceptional and elusive birds of paradise. On the South Pacific island lives the most striking and diverse group of birds on the planet. Covered in spectacular plumage, each species within the Paradisaeidae family is distinct. Some birds are patterned with feathers of bright yellow and green, some have flashy iridescent plumes that catch the light, while others have tails that extend three times the length of their body. Bizarre courtship displays by the male birds show off their exquisite assets as they dance, puff out, vibrate, hang upside down, stretch their wings and even contort their bodies into completely different shapes in order to impress a nearby female. The people of New Guinea see the souls of their ancestors in these creatures. The birds inform tribal ceremonies, and their plumes are used as religious relics, fashion accessories and currency. The first Europeans to see bird specimens in the 16th century were sure they had stumbled upon a family of birds direct from the Garden of Eden. Nineteenth-century naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace believed the birds must be ranked as one of the most beautiful and most wonderful of living things. Admission is free to the film, which is sponsored by the Sanctuary Golf Club of Sanibel Island and Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS). Seating is limited and available on a first-come basis. Future film events are listed below. All films begin at 2:30 p.m. except where noted. For more information about the Film Series, please call 472-1100 or visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org/films. Upcoming Ding Darling Film Series Events: January 23 Birds of the Gods February 6 Winged Migration February 20 End of the Line February 27 Central Park Effect (Special evening presentation with filmmaker Jeffrey Kimball at 7 p.m.) March 6 Americas Darling: The Story of Jay N. Ding Darling March 20 Addicted to Plastic Apr. 3 Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition 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. PBS Birds of the Gods visits the heavenly birds of New Guinea 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 CREAMShare your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 18, 201330 Boat Cruises Return For SeasonThe Edison & Ford Winter Estates and Captiva Cruises will be offering Edison Ford Boat Cruises & Tours from Captiva Island every Wednesday during season. The cruise tour shows the importance of the Caloosahatchee ecologically and culturally, includes a view of the Edison and Ford estates from the water, lunch at the Royal Palm Yacht Club and guided tour of the Edison & Ford Winter Estates. Schedule of the tour includes: 10 a.m.depart from McCarthys Marina,11401 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva Island; hour-and-a-half cruise from Roosevelt Channel, past Sanibel Island, and up the Caloosahatchee River to the Edison & Ford Winter Estates 11:45 a.m.lunch at Royal Palm Yacht Club overlooking the Edison Ford and the river 1 p.m.guided tour of the Edison & Ford Winter Estates 2:45 p.m. depart from the dock at the yacht club 4:30 p.m. arrive back to McCarthys Marina The cruise is on a 45-foot vessel equipped with an on-board restroom, refreshment bar, sundeck and canopy cover. The narrated cruise tells the story of Floridas earliest settlers from Spanish explorers, the booming cattle trade, fishing settlements and early pioneers, to Thomas Edisons early explorations of Southwest Florida and the importance of the ecology of the river to our environment today. Ticket cost is $75 adults, $65 children (ages 12 and under) plus tax and includes cruise, Edison Ford admission and lunch. Seating is limited and reservations are suggested by calling 472-5300. In addition, visitors to the Edison & Ford Winter Estates can enjoy a boat cruise, lunch and self-guided tour of the Edison Ford with river cruises departing at 12 and 1 p.m. Tour includes audio tour of the Edison Ford estates, lab and museum, lunch at the Royal Palm Yacht Club and cruise of the Caloosahatchee River with Captiva Cruises. Ticket cost is $45 and tickets may be purchased at the Edison Ford ticket office. Private tours and charters can be scheduled for groups, clubs and corporate events any day of the week. On these private expeditions, special arrangements may be made for the groups luncheon at a private yacht club. The time, as well as the location of the cruise departure, may also be customized to meet the clients needs. Other docking and marina facilities in Lee County (in addition to Captiva) may serve as the groups boarding location. Inquiries can be made with Captiva Cruises charter coordinator. The Boat Cruise and Tour is a fully guided adventure for nature, history and outdoor lovers but also leisurely enough for all ages and interests. Flat shoes are suggested for walking and wheel chairs are available at the Edison Ford. Jackets, hats, cameras, binoculars and sunglasses are suggested. The Edison Ford is open daily from 9:00 a.m. 5:30 p.m. The Edison Ford is the winner of the 2009 National Stewardship Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and is an official project of Save Americas Treasures at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a Florida Historic Landmark and a National Register Historic Site. For additional information call 334-7419 or visit www.edisonfordwinterestates. org. Cruising the historic Lee County waterways with Captiva Cruises Edison & Ford Winter Estates cruises began January 16 IN THE BAILEYS CENTER OPEN EVERYDAY 11am 9pm INDOOR & OUTDOOR SEATING FREE TASTER CONES ZebraFrozenYogurt.com Restaurant & Market2761 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel 579-0235Open 11 AM 10 PM Reservations Accepted Major Credit Cards Full LiquorHappy Hour in the Lounge 4-6 PM Everyday MUSIC LESSONSJennifer ValiquettePrivate Instruction on Piano, Saxophone, & Flute Sanibel and Fort MyersPhone: 239-989-7799 Web: wwww.sanibelschoolofmusic.weebly.com


31 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 18, 2013 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 Jim Sprankle To Speak At Audubon LectureHow does one go from curving baseballs to carving birds? Join Sanibels own Jim Sprankle on Thursday evening, January 24 at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way, as the world-famous wildfowl wood sculptor, baseball pro and local hero expounds on this remarkable transition. Sprankle began carving bird sculptures 42 years ago, a curious endeavor for someone who had been a professional pitcher in the Brooklyn Dodgers and Cincinnati Reds organizations. However, early-age adventures in wildfowl hunting, combined with a family business in woodworking and taxidermy, helped hone Sprankles incredible talent for producing his life-like birds. His sculptures have been displayed at the annual Waterfowl Festival, the Cincinnati Museum of Natural History and the Smithsonian Museum. Sprankle has served five terms as President of the J.N. Ding Darling Wildlife Society and has been on its board for 12 years. In March 2004, Sprankle was given the first ever Angel of the Arts Artist of the Year Award for his outstanding contribution to the arts in Lee County. In the same week, he went to Washington, D.C. to present his life-sized eagle sculpture entitled Freedom Fighter to President George W. Bush in the Oval Office of the White House, which Sprankle considers the pinnacle of his carving career. Sprankle has also self-published Waterfowl Patterns and Painting a technical guide to the basics of his carving skills. In addition, Sprankle has developed a unique line of wood-product, molded study birds. The demand for these study birds is such that they are now shipped throughout the United Sates, Canada, Japan and the United Kingdom. He has also produced five, two-hour carving and painting videotapes and a one-hour reference tape that was filmed in his private aviary in Maryland. Sprankle and his wife, Patty, and their son, James, moved to Sanibel Island in 1994. With constant exposure to wading and shore birds, the theme of his art has increasingly become oriented towards these birds. On March 22, 2011, Sprankle donated his complete collection of 43 hand-carved and painted decoys to the JN Ding Darling Education Center to be permanently exhibited under the title, Folk Art To Fine Art. It represents one bird for each year of his carving career, and he plans to add one bird a year to the collection for as long as he is able. This is the fourth of nine Sanibel-Captiva Audubon lectures to be held in 2013 on Thursday 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. Jim Sprankles Freedom Fighter Making progress on Freedom Fighter Jim Sprankle, at his Sanibel home studio working on one of his carved pieces Sprankle shown working on the eagle Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 18, 201332 Tickets Still Available For Cirque VertigoFor 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 winning 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. Lyric Wallenda flies through the air in a graceful aerial dance Ivan Arestov demonstrates the art of Ultimate Wheels, a unicycle with no seat icecreamchickwingshotdogs 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 THE STEAKHOUSE THE STEAKHOUSEATSANIBEL ISLAND GOLF CLUBFormerly Beachview Golf Course & SteakhouseStop by and DriveChipPuttBring in the family and have something to eat.Open for Lunch 7 Days a Week Open for Dinner Tuesday Saturday1100 Par View Drive, Sanibel Island, 33957239-472-4394Golf course under new management. Weeds And SeedsWeeds and Seeds is a group of amateur botanists who enjoy finding and identifying native plants on Sanibel. Every Monday morning, they gather on the porch of the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF), at 8:45 a.m. Their walks, which last two hours, are guided by a leader with a plant list. Destination habitats include beach, mangroves and wetlands as well as dryer inland areas. The walks are free but donations for SCCF are welcome; also, parking money may be needed. Please bring a hat, water, sun-block and comfortable enclosed shoes with socks. For further information, call Candice Ethridge at 395-9498. Island native, dune sunflower


33 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 18, 2013 An Inside Look At Wildlife RecoveryThe CROW Picture Show offers an insiders look at why critters come to CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife), and features photos of the wild animals who wind up there. Last year, Southwest Floridas only wildlife hospital cared for 4253 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 is on Friday January 25 at 11 a.m. in the CROW Healing Winds Visitor Education Center at 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road, across from The Sanibel School. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for teens, free for members and children 12 and under. The fee includes the presentation plus the opportunity to explore the hospitals hands-on educational facility and become familiar with CROWs efforts to save wildlife through compassion, care and education. For more information, call 472-3644, ext. 228. To learn more about CROW, visit www.crowclinic.org. CROW baby bobcat being fed Photo(s) courtesy of CROW Baby fawn being fed closeup Baby squirrel being fed Injured gopher tortoise Call Ahead 239472-0303Seating At Breakfast & Lunch RESERVATIONS FOR DINNER362 PERIWINKLE WAY Lighthouse Caf Lighthouse Caf Worlds Best Breakfast Worlds Best Breakfast SERVING DINNERfrom Dec 15 thru AprilDAILY FRESH FISH INCLUDING:GROUPER, AHI TUNA, SALMON, SNAPPER, TRIPLE TAIL, COBIA & TILAPIA SERVED...ENJOY FRESH FISH CRUSTED WITH ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:Potato-Onion-Parmesan Crusted, Garlic-Parmesan Crusted, Blue Crab Crusted, Butternut-Garlic Crusted, Sweet Potato CrustedTRY A CRUSTED FISH OVER A BIG SALADBurgers, Ribs, Chicken, Steak & Pasta Caesar Salads Beer & Wine List!Breakfast & LunchEveryday 7 a.m. 3 p.m.Dinner 5 pm 9 pm 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


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 18, 201334 Shell Museum Going Under The SeaThe Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is busy putting the final touches on its annual gala, Under The Sea: In An Octopuss Garden With You, scheduled for Sunday, January 27 from 5 to 10 p.m. at The Sanctuary Golf Club. This year, the gala has a groovy 1960s theme and will feature the BeatleBeat Tribute Band as the entertainment during the evening. Attendees are encouraged (but not required) to dig out their tie-dye and bell bottoms to enhance the events retro feel of the 1960s. The always-entertaining museum gala will include cocktails and dinner, a silent auction featuring a plethora of goods and services donated by local merchants, and some amazing live auction items that are sure to help raise significant and important money to benefit the museums educational programs. Tickets are $125 per person and are selling fast. To participate in the event, please register online at www.shellmuseum.org or call 395-2233. Museum supporter Leoma Lovegroves Beatles On A Sanibel Beach invites islanders to participate in the annual Bailey Matthews Shell Museum gala, Under The Sea 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 Opening on Sundays Feb. 10th Prime Rib & Prime Jazz Prime Rib & Prime Jazz Prime Rib & Prime Jazz Every Wednesday Night! Every Wednesday Night! Every Wednesday Night! Janku offers painting classes at Community House Local Artist Offers Painting ClassLocal artist Sissi Janku is back on Sanibel. She is well known on the Island for her bright and lively tropical paintings that are on display in her studio and in Island Style Gallery. Sissi is now teaching weekly art classes at Sanibel Community House. During her last two exciting years in China, she has been teaching art classes to art-loving expats from all over the world and at Concordia International/ American School in Shanghai. In a relaxed and casual atmosphere, students will learn the basic artistic concepts of line, color, perspective, light, form, composition and color theory. The students will develop simple creative techniques that will result in exhilarating and interesting ways to express their artistic ideas, while developing their individuality and painting technique. Her preferred media is acrylics because of its versatility. All materials will be provided. Each session is three hours of enjoyment and artistic creation. Two class times are offered: morning class 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and afternoon class 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Classes are in progress and space is available. For more information or class registration, visit Sissis website www.sissijanku. com, or call Sissi at 321-282-6332. Silver Linings Playbook To Show At BIG ARTSOn Wednesday, January 23 at 1 p.m., the Island Cinema will show the fourth movie in the BIG ARTS Academy Awards Contenders Film Series, Silver Linings Playbook. After the movie, a discussion will take place at George & Wendys Seafood Grille. Tickets are available at the Island Cinema for $8 each. Other movies in the series will be announced prior to the weekly showing. Silver Linings Playbook is about two people who could be called damaged goods. Bradley Cooper is Pat, a bipolar teacher just out of a state loony bin and Jennifer Lawrence is Tiffany, a young widow overcompensating for the death of her husband. They play their roles with go-for-broke intensity, humor and raw feeling and you cant help rooting for them. Directed by David O. Russell from the 2008 novel, this has been called one of the years best movies because it makes you laugh until it hurts. Robert De Niro and Jacki Weaver as Pats parents offer worthy performances. It raises the bar on romantic comedy. The film has received numerous award nominations, including a Best Actress Golden Globe win for Lawrence. The film runs 2 hours.


35 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 18, 2013 Workshops, Winter Academy And A Variety Of Classes At BIG ARTSEnrollment has started for upcoming workshops at BIG ARTS. Full workshop schedules are available online at www.BIGARTS.org or by contacting the main BIG ARTS office at 395-0900. 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. Jumpstart Your Writing with Vicky Lettmann begins January 28, meets Mondays, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. iPad Lesson 1: Intro with Gerard Damiano is Tuesday, January 29, 9 a.m. to noon Adult Tap with Bobby Logue begins January 29, meets Tuesday, noon to 1:30 p.m. All About iTunes with Gerard Damiano is Wednesday, January 30, 9 a.m. to noon iPhoto for Mac with Gerard Damiano is Wednesday January 30, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Winter Academy: Convergence of Science and Spirituality: Physics and Metaphysics in the 21st Century, with Randall Niehoff begins January 30, meets Wednesday, 9 to 11 a.m. iPad Lesson 2: Basics with Gerard Damiano is Friday, February 1, 9 a.m. to noon Life Drawing, Non-Instructed with Carol Rosenberg begins February 1, meets Friday, 9:15 to 11:45 a.m. Life Drawing, Non-Instructed with Carol Rosenberg begins February 1, meets Friday, 12:15 to 2:45 p.m. Winter Academy: Great Composers and Their Music: From Bach to Brubeck, with Joanne Smith begins February 1, meets Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Photoshop Elements: Advanced with Denny Souers begins February 1, meets Friday, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Individual flute, piano and saxophone lessons with Jennifer Valiquette are available for children and adult students. Community Chorus practice is Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at BIG ARTS. The Community Band rehearses Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at St. Michael & All Angels Church. No auditions are required for the Band and Chorus, and all are welcome to join. BIG ARTS Workshops are sponsored by Sony Corporation of America. There is a 20 percent discount on workshops for BIG ARTS members. 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, call 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. Bobby Logues Tap Class will be offered at BIG ARTS 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! ways! w w Always Fresh ...Always Fun! Servin A ..Always


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 18, 201336 BIG ARTS Forum Lecture Opens 11th Seasonby Max FriedersdorfPresidential historian Richard Norton Smith opened the BIG ARTS Forums 11th season last Sunday evening at Schein Hall with a ringing critique of the polarization bordering on paralysis gripping the nations governmental ability to compromise and solve problems. Smith, former director of the Hoover, Eisenhower, Reagan and Ford Presidential Libraries, said the reason for the polarization is simple: We disagree about the role of government. Smith told the capacity audience that the two major political parties are out favor with most Americans. They are raising more money than ever, but have less respect, said Smith, currently a resident scholar in history and public policy at George Mason University in northern Virginia. Smith noted that there are currently fewer competitive congressional districts than any time in history. Smith said congressional districts should be drawn by computer or judges, which would change the whole dynamics of our elections and ensure that the results would be decided in November instead of the primaries. During the question-and-answer session, Smith commented that he had enough trouble understanding the past without predicting the future, but despite enormous political pressure, he did not foresee the demise of the Republican Party; it will not cease to exist and we can forget the funeral orations. Smith added, however, the GOP is in an identity crisis and the Romney people were fooled by the demographics of the actual profile of who turned out for the election. Smith said the problem now for the GOP is how to gain access to power, maintaining current policies and governing a changing nation. The party is at a fork in the road, Smith explained. The big Tea Party landslide in 2010 enabled the GOP to maintain its majority in the House, Smith continued, by gerrymandering the districts, a practice either party would have indulged in 2012 based on the numbers, according to Smith. Asked about eliminating the electoral college, Smith said he opposes such a move. We are a union of states as well as people, Smith noted. In American politics, Smith suggested, We should draw a line between campaigning and governing. We all suffer from journalism as entertainment with its divisiveness, name-calling and rumor mongering. You will never see me on Fox Friends or the Ed Show. Smith was introduced by Forum chair Dick Wright who has scheduled another impressive roster of lecturers for the 2013 season. Smith was honored with a reception in the Phillips Gallery after his remarks. The complete program is available on compact disc at BIG ARTS for $5. Richard Norton Smith Dick Wright and Richard Norton SmithScreaming Orphans Return To Davis CenterThe Rotary Club of Fort Myers will host the 4th annual Screaming Orphans concert at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers January 26. The band Kilt the Messenger will perform outside in front of the arts center beginning at 6 p.m. followed by the Screaming Orphans on the inside stage at 8 p.m. The Screaming Orphans are four talented and high-spirited sisters who had the good fortune to be raised in the city of Bundoran in County Donegal, Ireland. The quartet has a big following across the United States and is popular in Fort Myers, having performed here several times. January will mark their fourth annual concert at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. The 2012 event sold out. All proceeds benefit The Lee County Alliance for the Arts, Sidney & Berne Davis Arts Center and the Rotary Trust Fund. Food will be provided by Reubens Catering with special desserts by Norman Love Confections. Tickets are $60 and include dinner and the performances. For sponsorship information or to reserve a table, call 332-8158 or 9801077. Tickets may be purchased online at www.sbdac.com or at The Alliance for the Arts. For more information about Rotary visit www.RotaryFortMyers.org or call 332-8158. The Screaming Orphans


37 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 18, 2013Theater Play Readings On January 27BIG 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 at 337-1099 or srjewell@embarqmail. com. Audition and other cast information is available on www.BIGARTS.org. Play readings scheduled for 7 p.m. on Sunday, January 27 at the Herb Strauss Theater: The Gray and The Blue, written by Wally Kain, directed by Doug McElhney (Drama One Act; set at end of The 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) BIG ARTS Community Players chair Shirley Jewell said, We started with a juried selection of scripts sent to us by playwrights. Play readings are a valuable step in the development of a play, the progression from page to stage. The Community Players then selected Directors and held auditions for actors to read. It was extremely gratifying to have a number of talented community members try-out to read the plays this year, added Jewell. Please come and enjoy these interesting and entertaining evenings of theater. This process is sometimes called the birthing of a play. There will be a talk back session at the end of each playreading evening, where feedback from the audience is invaluable to our playwrights. BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater is located at 2200 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. Tickets to play readings are adult $12, student $5. Play readings will also be held on Sunday, February 17 at BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall, and on Sunday, April 21 at the Herb Strauss Theater. Visit www.BIGARTS.org for more event information, including ticket prices and links to performers websites. To purchase tickets, go online, stop by BIG ARTS or call the Marks Box Office at 395-0900. 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. 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 T uesday Special: Prime Rib, $29.95 (for two!) Wednesda y S p ecial: Surf & Turf, $29.95 Friday Special: Fish Fry, $17.95 Sunday Special: Barbeque, $17.95 January 18 & 19: Sand Fleas J a n u a r y 1 8 & 1 9 : S a n d F l e a s January 21 & 24: Captiva Crab Races c e s 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. R eservations 239.472.5161 X421 | Public Welcome SHOULDNT EVERY DAY BE THIS GOOD? 15 9 51 C APTIVA DRIVE 239.472.5161 T WEEN-WATE RS .CO M To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 18, 201338 Zany Fun At The Strauss Theaterby Di SaggauMonty Pythons Spamalot is enjoying a Southwest Florida Premier at BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater on Sanibel. You dont have to be a Monty Python fan to enjoy it. Im living proof of that. Thanks to the multi-talented Amy Marie McCleary, who both directed and choreographed the show, this is one that will make you laugh from beginning to end. The entire cast takes the crazy Pythonesque scenes to hilarious heights. As the man seated behind me said, Its a WOW! It isnt easy to describe this kind of humor in print because its the timing, facial expressions and a magical unknown as to whats going to happen next that makes this show so enjoyable on stage. Based on the motion picture Monty Python and the Holy Grail, this musical had the opening night audience in stitches. Jason Loete is perfect as King Arthur following his quest for the Holy Grail. He fights a duel with the Black Knight, played by the talented Robby May, in which the latter is gradually dismembered, while all the time saying they are only minor wounds, even while his arms and legs lay scattered about. Truly funny on the stage. Another memorable scene is where Arthur and his Knights attempt to infiltrate a French castle using a giant wooden rabbit modeled after the famous Trojan Horse. Python humor leaves no one and nothing spared. Brits, the French, Catholics and Jews, gays and political extremists are all the butt of jokes that dont offend because the humor is never vicious. Its also a delight watching the ensemble poke fun at some Broadway shows, including Fiddler On The Roof and West Side Story. This zany musical has a great cast, led by Loete as the befuddled King Arthur and the gorgeous and seductive Elizabeth Urbanczyk as the Lady of the Lake who, later, is transformed into Arthurs Queen Guinevere. She has a beautiful and powerful voice and is a delight to behold every time shes on stage. The legendary Knights of the Round Table include Matthew Alan Schmidt as Lancelot, Robby May as Galahad, John Ramsey as Sir Robin, and Miguel Cintron as Sir Bedevere. All are excellent and some of them play other roles as well. Also essential to the show are Andy Meyers as Arthurs servant, who has perfected the art of using coconut shells to make the sounds of horses hooves and Trey Compton, the effeminate Prince Herbert, who nearly brings the house down as he and the outed Sir Lancelot become an item. He also shines as Not Dead Fred. Add to this outstanding cast the terrific ensemble of dancing ladies and lads who perform a multitude of dances including the can-can, and you have a show that is something to behold. At the end of the show, when cast and audience sing together Always Look On the Bright Side of Life, for one brief moment the troubles of the world are forgotten. Monty Pythons Spamalot plays through February 16 at the Herb Strauss Theater, located at 2200 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. For tickets, call the Box Office at 472-6862 or 395-0900. From page 1Mardi Gras Partyhousing for 150 island residents in ten rental complexes plus 14 limited equity ownership homes throughout the island, supporting social and economic diversity in our community. This event is a first for CHR, said Kelly Collini, Executive Director. We hope to raise funds to help offset the cost of building and grounds maintenance and improvements. CHR has always been proud that our facilities fit seamlessly within the community. The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club is also counted among the sponsors, as are the Sanibel Day Spa and the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva, through their partnership with CHR. Tickets are $30 for adults and $10 for children up to age 12, which includes a full Cajun dinner, music, childrens activities and a silent auction. For information, call 472-1189 or stop by the CHR office at 2401 Library Way on Sanibel. From page 1Hammerstephip-hop dance forms and presents them through cutting edge choreography, lights and sound in a way that reinvents the typical dance show experience. Hammerstep helped organize an Irish dance flash mob with the cast of Riverdance for St. Patricks Day 2011 in Sydney, Australia, where 150 dancers staged an outbreak of Irish dance. The event went viral, and gained more than two million hits on YouTube within a year. General seating is $42, Loge seats are $47 and student admission is $15. Tapestry Dance Companys performance begins at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 9 at BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall. Hammerstep performance Benefactor Sponsor The Ferguson Foundation and Supporter Traders Caf. BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall is located at 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel. Visit www.BIGARTS.org for more information. To purchase tickets, call the Marks Box Office at 395-0900. 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39 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 18, 2013Jon Huntsman To Speak At The FORUMJon Huntsman will speak on Sunday, January 20 in Schein Performance Hall as part of BIG ARTS FORUM Distinguished Scholars Lecture Series. Huntsmans topic will be U.S.-China Relations: A Practitioners Guide. Huntsman is a former governor of Utah and distinguished U.S. politician who has served in four White House administrations in various capacities, most recently as U.S. ambassador to China under President Obama. Huntsman resigned from this post in January 2011 to campaign for the Republican Partys nomination for candidate in the 2012 presidential contest, wherein he participated in many national televised debates and major news interviews. As Utahs governor from 2005 to 2009, Huntsmans record of steady job growth and reduced spending earned Utah recognition as 2008s best-managed state in a report by the Pew Center on the States. Huntsman began his political career as a staff assistant to President Reagan and was later appointed deputy assistant secretary of commerce and U.S. ambassador to Singapore by President George HW Bush. Huntsman additionally served with distinction as U.S. trade ambassador under President George W. Bush, negotiating several free trade agreements with Asian and African nations. He is currently the chairman of the Huntsman Cancer Institute and recently joined the Brookings Institution as a distinguished fellow. All speakers in The FORUM program are sold out, though interested patrons can come the night of the lecture to see if tickets are turned back in. Although BIG ARTS cannot guarantee ticket availability, historically tickets have become available the night of a lecture. The FORUM lectures begin at 7:30 p.m. The FORUM Grand Patron Series Sponsors are Northern Trust and Sue and Tom Pick. BIG ART is at 900 Dunlop Road. For more information call 395-0900. Open Mic Night At The Bean Sanibel, Captiva and Southwest Florida poets and writers will celebrate the new year on Friday, January 25 between 4 and 6 p.m. with an open mic reading at The Bean on Sanibel. Writers, residents and visitors to the islands are invited to read and listen to original and favorite selections of poetry and prose. Open mic readings are informal. The only requirements are that performers sign the readers list and limit their reading time to five minutes. If you choose not to read, you are welcome to listen. For the last 10 years, open mics at The Bean on Sanibel have become very popular throughout the entire Southwest Florida region. Over the years, poets and writers from Fort Myers, Florida Gulf Coast University, Charlotte and Collier county as well as writers from the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Latin America have participated in the open mics at The Bean. Please come and share this entertaining afternoon with us. If you plan to attend, call 472-1280. The Bean is located at 2240 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. Call 3951919 for more information. Jon Huntsman ZAGAT ZAGAT.COM R ate d b y : Fish Tacos! Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 18, 201340 From page 1Ladies Of Cool$42 and student admission is $15. A Toast To The Ladies Of Cool Sponsor Premier Sothebys International Realty. BIG ARTS Pop and Jazz seasons lineup 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). All shows begin at 8 p.m. at BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel, with the exception of Wendy Webb, who will perform at the Herb Strauss Theater, located at 2200 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. BIG ARTS offers single event tickets as well as series and subscription tickets at www.BIGARTS.org. Tickets are also available at BIG ARTS Marks Box Office, the Herb Strauss Box Office or by calling 395-0900 or 4726862. 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 Thompson Publishes Childrens Bookby Jeff LysiakThe woman known by generations of islanders for her annual contributions to The Sanibel Schools traditional Arbor Day ceremonies has self-published a childrens book that is now available at local book stores. Berdenna Thompson wrote Round Red Apple, a large, hardcover book for preschool to kindergarten and 1st gradeage children, over the course of several years. However, it was only during the past several months that the idea of how to wrap-up the story came to her. I was trying to think of an ending to the story, said Thompson, when I was sitting in the doctors office and saw a diagram of a mouth. I asked the nurse if I could take a photo of it and she said I could. So it just goes to show you that until you find the right idea, the story has to work itself out. A member of the Island Writers Group III, Thompson was an elementary school teacher for 25 years. A member of Sanibels Vegetation Committee since 1987, she has been published in the Christian Science Monitor and The State of Michigan Reading Association booklet prior to publishing Round Red Apple, which was illustrated by her sonin-law, former Sanibel Police Chief Lew Phillips. We started working on this project together just before Christmas, she added. And he is gung-ho on a bunch of other book ideas, too. Thompson, who will take part in The Sanibel Schools annual Arbor Day celebration on Friday, January 25, will also be doing a book reading of Round Red Apple at the Sanibel Recreation Center on Thursday, February 21. For additional information about the rec center reading, call 472-0345. Berdenna Thompson with her newly released childrens book, Round Red Apple now available at local book stores JACARANDAThe Entertainment Nightly in Sanibels Social Scene1223 PERIWINKLE WAY, SANIBEL 472-1771 Happy Apps $5.95Sesame Encrusted Ahi Tuna, Crispy Fried Calamari, Chilled Oysters, Steamed Shrimp, BBQ Beef Satays, Mussels Marinara, Chicken WingsSanibels Best HAPPY HOUR4 7 p.m. Nightly in the lounge1/2 Price DrinksCall & Well Liquor, Draft Beer Selections, Select House Wine 2440 PALM RIDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 2440 PALM R IDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 29 BEERS ON TAP! 2 2 2 voted voted best lunch best lunch on the island on the island 2012 2012HOME OF THE HOME OF THE STEEL CURTAIN PIZZA STEEL CURTAIN PIZZA Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com


41 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 18, 2013 BIG ARTS Beach Party Benefit All are invited to BIG ARTS Annual Benefit 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, made up of Matt Jardine, Billy Hinsche, Bobby Figueroa, Ed Carter, and Philip Bardowell, will be playing all the classic surf-music-era songs in BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall. Co-chairs Maddy Hanlon and Sherry Halloran have been planning the event, which will include an auction of surfboards hand-painted by local artists. Marcy Calkins is painting a two-sided surfboard with a mermaid water girl theme. The idea is, she loves the sea so much, she wants to live in and on the water as much as possible. Calkins is using acrylic paints and adding a coating to protect the artwork from moisture. Calkins adds, Because it is two-sided, you can display one side for a while, and on a whim, easily flip it to show the reverse. Or display it in an open area, so both sides can be seen. Catering will be provided by several local restaurants including Baileys, Cips Place, Doc Fords Sanibel, Island Cow, Il Cielo, Island Pizza, Jacaranda, Sweet Melissas Caf, Traders and Zebra Frozen Yogurt. Tickets start at $125. The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with fun fare in BIG ARTS Boler Garden. Grand Benefactor Sponsor John M. and Mary Jo Boler. Grand Patron Sponsors Deborah & John La Gorce, Patricia & Davis Thurber, Tween Waters Inn, Congress Jewelers, and The L.A.T. Foundation. Patron Sponsor Chicos FAS, Inc. and Sponsor Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. Call Kara Minoui at 472-9700 for information about sponsoring this event. For further information or to purchase tickets, visit BIG ARTS Center, 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel; call 395-0900; e-mail info@BIGARTS.org; or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. Surfboard, up for auction, painted by Marcy Calkins Reverse side of surfboard to be auctionedShare your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or emailpress@islandsunnews.com 2012-2013 Season OPERA CLASSICAL LECTURES DANCE POP & JAZZ LIVE THEATER VISUAL ARTS BALLET DANCE FILM BIG ARTS SCHEIN PERFORMANCE HALL JANUARY 18 27 SA 19 Hammerstep ................................................................. 7:30 PM SU 20 Island Jazz ......................................................................... 3 PM The FORUM Lecture: Jon Huntsman ....................... 7:30 PM M 21 Film: Monsieur Lazhar ..................................................... 7 PM W 23 Southwest Florida Symphony .......................................... 8 PM SA 26 Kathy Kosins A Toast to the Ladies of Cool .............. 8 PM SU 27 Classical: Priscila Navarro, Piano .............................. 3:30 PM BIG ARTS Community Players Play Readings ....... 3:30 PM Event at BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater, 2200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel SATURDAY, JANUARY 26 8 PM $42 LOGE: $47 CHILD 17 & UNDER: $15KATHY KOSINSA TOAST TO THE LADIES OF COOL Sponsor SATURDAY, JANUARY 19 7:30 PM $42; LOGE: $47 CHILD 17 & UNDER: $15HAMMERSTEP Benefactor Sponsor The Ferguson Foundation Supporter Traders Caf IRISH STEP MEETS TAP AND HIP-HOP


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 18, 201342 Bank Of The Islands Honors Student Nature Photography Contest WinnersBank of the Islands provided awards and underwrote expenses for The Sanibel Middle Schools nature photography contest last week. The awards were in addition to the overall financial support the bank gives to this annual event. The students visited the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge with their photography instructor at The Sanibel Middle School, Officer Kurt Schulte. The awards ceremony for the photo contest took place on January 11 at the Refuge Education Center. Bank of the Islands Sanibel and Captiva Office Managers, Rob Lisenbee and Willy Ocasio, presented award medals and $100, $50 and $25 cashiers checks to the top three student photographers as judged by their teachers. The honors went to: First place Zachary Farst, 6th Grade Second place Kilyn Fox, 6th Grade Third place Hannah Fay, 7th Grade I am so thankful that I dont have to select the winners, said the Banks Captiva Office Manager Willy Ocasio. This is my first year participating in the awards ceremony. All the photos are so terrific. The quality instruction the students receive from Officer Schulte really shows. Theyre just great. For the coming weeks, Bank of the Islands will be hosting an exhibit of all the student photography in its Sanibel office lobby at 1699 Periwinkle Way. Every student participating in the contest will receive a $1 U.S. Mint gold coin from Bank of the Islands when they visit the Sanibel lobby photo display. Officer Kurt Schulte and Bank of the Islands Rob Lisenbee and Willy Ocasio congratulate the winning student photographers First place Zachary Farst, 6th Grade Second place Kilyn Fox, 6th Grade Third place Hannah Fay, 7th Grade


43 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 18, 2013 Do You Know These People?The folks in the photos are Sanibel Community Band members. All were active in musical groups during their school years, before real life descended upon them with jobs, families and a raft of responsibilities that relegated their instruments to basements or e-bay. Flute player Mary Jane* made music throughout her younger life, but couldnt find time for it once she started balancing a career with raising a family. She didnt touch her flute for 31 years, but finally dusted it off when she joined the Sanibel Community Band. Frank* played trumpet in elementary and middle school. He is still gainfully employed, but after 34 years of not playing his horn he took a chance on the Community Band. Recently, Frank treated himself to a shiny new trumpet because he really enjoys making music again. Clarinet player Joan* performed with her college orchestra while she was earning a degree in music. She got a job with a professional orchestra, but put her clarinet away because she was managing the group, not playing in it. After 28 years, she started working in Fort Myers and found her way to the Sanibel Community Band. If you ever played a musical instrument at any time in your life, you are welcome to indulge once again in the joys of making music. Right now, we mostly need drum/percussion, clarinet and French horn players, but, regardless of what instrument you play, check out the Sanibel Community Band youll find that most of the music we play is pleasant and easy, with only one or two challenging pieces. Most important of all, youll witness the tremendous satisfaction folks get out of reconnecting with music. For more information, contact Band Director Don Knowland, 415-9092, 246-4158, or doninfortmyers@gmail.com. Name changed to protect the elderly Incredible JourneyIn November 2011, Dan Perkins saw a flyer from the BIG Arts Center announcing their winter 2012 classes. One class caught his eye, a course on creative writing, Mysteries and Thrillers. So, intrigued by the title, he signed up. The first class was February 6 and the instructor was Nancy Daversa, an accomplished author in her own right. On the first day of the class she told the students that they will find out if they can write in two weeks. Perkins thought, If I cant write, I only lose two weeks of golf, not a big risk. Nancy informed the class that this was her fourth time teaching the class and somebody was published in all three classes. Now she is four for four with the publishing of Perkins book. Perkins found out that he could write. In fact, he finished his first novel, The Brotherhood of the Red Nile, A Terrorist Perspective, in 90 days. He found an editor and a printer and the book was published on December 14, 2012, a little over 9 months after the class. One review said of the book, This book is as current as todays headlines but scarier than tomorrows. The Brotherhood of the Red Nile, A Terrorist Perspective is the fictional account of a new terrorist group formed in Syria that strikes an alliance with the Iranian Nuclear program to rebuild two old Soviet Union suitcase dirty bombs and attack the United States. The book is available at the Sanibel Library or Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com, and it is offered in paperback, hard cover and e-book for the Kindle and the Nook. Perkins story could stop there but it didnt. As a resident of Sanibel, Perkins had an idea of how his book could help himself and help FISH of Sanibel. He met with Maggie Feiner, the executive director of FISH, and suggested that he would have a book signing on the island and a portion of the proceeds would go to help support FISH. He hopes that other authors will join him in selling autographed copies of their books with some of the proceeds going to FISH or other organizations that help people in need. You can find out more information on the book signing at the books web site www.danperkinsatsanibel.com. You can also download on the site the first 50 pages of the book for free. Check out the photo of Perkins book on the jumbotron in Times Square New York. From page 12Center 4 LifeChurch 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 cenSanibel local Dan Perkins first novel ter to sign up. Discovering Florida Daytrips January 22 to 24 Three-day tour to Key West. Trip includes transportation, admission and lunch at Theater of the Sea in Islamorada, two nights accommodations at LaConcha Hotel on Duval Street with breakfast, one dinner, guided tram tour with hop-on, hop-off privileges and two-day pass, tickets to either Hemmingway House or Truman Whitehouse, and Mallory Square sunset celebration. Fort Myers pick up at 7 a.m. Cost is $499 per person, doubleoccupancy for members and $549 per person double occupancy for non-members; $749 single for members and $799 single for non-members. Tuesday, January 29 Boca Raton Museum of Art plus Mizner Park. Includes transportation, admission to the Boca Raton Museum, shopping and lunch (on your own) at Mizner Park. Cost is $49 for members and $59 for non-members. Fort Myers pick up at 7:30 a.m. Games at the Center Backgammon 1 p.m. Wednesday 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. Raffle Drawing 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. Top Ten Books On The Island1. Against Wind and Tide by Anne Lindbergh 2. Sanibel Flats by Randy Wayne White 3. Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan Sendker 4. Smash Cut by Sandra Brown 5. Dry Grass of August by Anna Mayhew 6. Brief History of Sanibel Island by Repko Marya 7. House at Tyneford by Natasha Solomons 8. Gift from the Sea by Anne Lindbergh 9. Weird Florida by Charlie Carlson 10. Thousand Mornings by Mary OliverCourtesy of Sanibel Island Bookshop.


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Youre about to experience a new perspective on a situation you long regarded quite differently. What you learn could open more opportunities later. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The Bold Bovine is tempted to charge into a new venture. But it might be best to take things one step at a time, so that you know just where you are at any given point. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Its a good time to go on that fun getaway youve been planning. Youll return refreshed, ready and, yes, even eager to tackle the new challenge that awaits you. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The Moon Child loves to fantasize about magical happenings in the early part of the week. But the sensible Crab gets down to serious business by weeks end. LEO (July 23 to August 22) What goes around comes around for those lucky Leos and Leonas whose acts of generosity could be repaid with opportunities to expand into new and exciting areas of interest. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Your concern about your job responsibilities is commendable. But you need to take some quiet time to share with someone who has really missed being with you. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Aspects favor getting out and meeting new people. And as a bonus, you might find that some of your newly made friends could offer important business contacts. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) You might take pride in wanting to do everything yourself. But nows a good time to ask family members to help with a demanding personal situation. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Pay more attention to the possibilities in that workplace change. It could show the way to make that longsought turn on your career path. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Your need to succeed might overwhelm obligations to your loved ones. Ease up on that workload and into some well-deserved time with family and friends. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Love rules for amorous Aquarians who can make good use of their ability to communicate feelings. Dont be surprised if theyre reciprocated in kind. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Fishing for compliments? No doubt, you probably earned them. But its best to let others believe they were the ones who uncovered the treasure you really are. BORN THIS WEEK: Your good works flow from an open, generous heart. Nothing makes you happier than to see others happy as well. On Jan. 23, 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell is granted a medical degree from Geneva College in New York, becoming the first female to be officially recognized as a physician in U.S. history. In 1857, she founded the New York Infirmary for Women and Children. On Jan. 27, 1888, the National Geographic Society is founded in Washington, D.C. Readership in its magazine did not grow, however, until it discarded the format of overly technical articles and used articles of general interest accompanied by photographs. National Geographic quickly became known for its stunning and pioneering photography. On Jan. 25, 1905, at the Premier Mine in Pretoria, South Africa, a 3,106-carat diamond, the Cullinan, is discovered. Worried that the diamond might be stolen in transit from Africa to London, a phony diamond was sent as a decoy aboard a steamer ship loaded with detectives, while the real stone slowly made its way in a plain box. On Jan. 24, 1935, canned beer makes its debut when the Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company delivered 2,000 cans of beer and ale to faithful Krueger drinkers in Richmond, Va. Ninety-one percent of the drinkers approved of the canned beer, prompting Krueger to give the green light to further production On Jan. 26, 1945, the most decorated soldier of World War II, American Lt. Audie Murphy, is wounded in France. Murphy was wounded three times, fought in nine major campaigns across Europe, and was credited with killing 241 Germans. He won 37 medals and decorations. On Jan. 21, 1957, Patsy Cline, one of the most important figures in countrymusic history, first gains national attention with her winning appearance on Arthur Godfreys Talent Scouts. Cline wowed the studio audience with her performance of the now-classic Walkin After Midnight. On Jan. 22, 1973, the Supreme Court decriminalizes abortion by handing down its decision in the case of Roe v. Wade. For most of the countrys first 100 years, abortion was not a criminal offense, nor was it considered immoral. It was humorist Jerome K. Jerome who made the following sage observation: It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do. There is no fun in doing nothing when you have nothing to do. Wasting time is merely an occupation then, and a most exhausting one. Idleness, like kisses, to be sweet must be stolen. Though it is unconstitutional and therefore unenforceable, there is a law on the books in Tennessee which prohibits duelists, preachers and atheists from being elected to public office. According to most history books, the first shots of the Civil War were fired at Fort Sumter, S.C., in April of 1861, but thats not entirely true. The first shots of the war between the North and the South actually were fired in January of that year in Pensacola, Fla., where a garrison of Union troops was stationed at Fort Barrancus. A contingent of Florida and Alabama troops marched on the fort with the intent to throw out the Yankees in their midst. However, the Southerners dedication to the cause was somewhat lacking; as soon as the Union soldiers fired at them, they beat a hasty retreat. Those who study such things say that the average lightning bolt has a temperature of approximately 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit. For comparison, the suns average temperature is only 10,000 F. If youve ever been told to shut your pie-hole, you might have wondered where the expression came from. The term was first used in 1983, in the film version of Stephen Kings horror novel Christine. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. It may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye. -Jim Henson THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY44 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 18, 2013


45 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 18, 2013 Across from CVS in Palm Ridge PlaceFREE DELIVERY TUE.SAT 4PM CLOSECALL AHEAD 472-2555~ OPEN ~ Mon. 7am-3pm Tues. Wed. & Thurs. 7am-8pm Fri & Sat. 7am-9pm Sun. Seasonal ONE LARGE ONE LARGE 16 CHEESE PIZZA 16 CHEESE PIZZA & & 10 10 WINGS WINGS $16.99VALID FROM 4-8PM PICK-UP ONLY. TOPPINGS EXTRA, $1 EACH. NOT VALID WITH OTHER COUPONS OR OFFERS. EXPIRES 01-25-13COME IN AND TRY ONE OF OUR FAMOUS SANDWICHESWE SERVE BOARS HEAD MEAT! Sanibel Deli & Coffee Sanibel Deli & CoffeeF A C T O R Y NOW NOW SERVING SERVING SOFT SERVE SOFT SERVE FROZEN FROZEN YOGURT YOGURT & LOVE BOAT & LOVE BOAT ICE CREAM ICE CREAM Poets Corner selected by Tanya HochschildPoets just wanna have fun, and in that spirit, to honor a new year, this column wants to pay tribute to all the Grandmas and Grandpas on Sanibel, who have been fearless and learned to use the computer. The computer swallowed Grandma, yes, honestly its true! she pressed control and enter and disappeared from view. It devoured her completely, the thought just makes me squirm. She must have caught a virus or been eaten by a worm. Ive searched through the recycle bin and files of every kind; Ive even used the Internet, but nothing did I find. In desperation, I asked Mr. Google my searches to refine. The reply from him was negative, not a thing was found online. So, if inside your inbox my Grandma you should see, please copy, scan and paste her, and send her back to me. This poem was sent in by a grandmother, who wrote, With my ailing memory, Im thinking of changing my password to incorrect. That way, when I log in with the wrong password, the computer will tell me, Your password is incorrect. We invite submissions from local poets. Anyone interested may submit their work via email to tutsie@ comcast.net. Each week, individual work will be showcased. Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com Monday Night MovieMonsieur Lazhar by Wendy HumphreyMonsieur Lazhar, showing on January 21 at BIG ARTS, is an intelligent, sensitive and deeply satisfying film about love, loss, cultural divisions and the education system in North America. This film, which won an Academy Award and was nominated for an Oscar, reflects the interaction between Bachir Lazhar, a courtly, correct, Algerian immigrant and the students in a Montreal school grieving the loss of their teacher found dead in the classroom. Philippe Falardeaus gentle, perceptive and ultimately uplifting drama touches on the different ways adults and children react to the death of a favorite teacher. The student who claims that its the adults who have difficulty with Martines death doesnt seem to be far wrong. We watch the adults avoid the subject or speak of it in the abstract. All except Monsieur Lazhar who, dealing with his own loss, is finely attuned to the students desolation. But the system does not allow him to talk to them. The official response to the childrens grief is to institutionalize it. An expert removed from the situation is sent in to talk to the students. The teacher who sees the students daily is forbidden to even sit in. When Monsieur Lazhar mutters another specialist at a staff meeting, hes commenting on a situation where students are not allowed to fully explore their grief and their feelings of culpability. Experts are sent in to put band-aids over the problems. This deeply stirring and thoughtprovoking film explores other ways in which Canadian culture presents an obstacle for Monsieur Lazhar. Education is more interactive and less formalized than in his native Algeria and he makes changes which his colleagues see as archaic. In contemporary Canada, dictation is no longer an accepted learning technique. Even the terminology for grammar is different. It seems personal adjectives have become possessive determinants. And any sort of physical contact is strictly forbidden. While Monsieur Lazhar embraces his students with a warmth that may well be missing as no personal contact between kids and teachers is the rule, one of his colleagues suggests it is best to view the students as radioactive waste: hands off or youll get burned. Then there is the blithe North American notion of sharing every experience with the kids. When one of his fellow teachers suggests that Monsieur Lazhar should share his story as an immigrant, he dryly comments that for most immigrants it is not a joyful experience, but a trip without papers uprooted to a country whose culture is foreign. Its tough to draw individual characters with a class of some 15 students, but so brilliant is this director and so finely drawn are these characters that, with just a few carefully chosen camera shots and scene snippets, we feel we know each child in the class and share their heartbreak. Among the many awards for Monsieur Lazhar are Best Canadian Feature Film at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2012 and the Genie Award for Best Motion Picture. It was also shortlisted for an Oscar in 2012 and won an audience award in the Filmfest in DC in 2011. 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.


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 18, 201346 Portraits In Printby Jane Vos Hogg Nifty KnittersRe-telling a tale. Well at least part of it, or else you might not understand what Im talking about. And, in this case, the what is Pelican Knitters. Years ago, there was a small knitting shop here on Sanibel where a few customers sat down one day to work on a group project. They pooled their efforts and knitted a vest. A pleasant experience, the women thought it might be nice to continue doing it and do it regularly. Plant a seed and see what sprouts. The group kept growing. They decided they needed a name and, 16 years ago, Pelican Knitters burst into being. Their meeting place equally unexpected. A knitter mentioned the group to a friend who happened to work at SunTrust Bank and she invited them to use the banks meeting room each Wednesday morning. They meet weekly and are open to any newcomer who shares their interests. Their numbers swell when the snowbirds land. In season, youll likely find close to 30 around the table; off season, that number often drops to nearer a dozen. Ten are permanent islanders, most of the others are second homeowners wintering here. Some 60 different knitters have been among them. And now for the warmest part: what do they knit? There are the usual things socks for the northern nephews, layettes for the expected babies, blankets for the grands going off to college, sweaters for some, scarves for others. But thats the least of it. And here come the acts of random kindness call it charitable giving whatever. For many years, a Santa Claus has ridden on a train that passes through the impoverished hill country of the Appalachian mountains and at Christmastime, he tosses out gift packages to the needy local families who line the tracks. Remove the wrappings and youll find sets of hats and scarves and mittens, sometimes even sweaters, knitted, many of them, by the Pelicans. This year, they sent off four huge boxes. Who pays for the postage? I asked. Originally, they explained, we covered the costs ourselves, throwing in $5 each and adding more when the kitty needed replenishing. But then one member, a wife of a Lion (lets call her a Lioness) spoke to her husband and so it came to pass the Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club signed on to give the group a sizeable check each year to help with shipping costs. UPS got involved, too, providing a discount each time they sent off a box. Now ready for sorting were piles of hats, really soft ones intended for the chemo patients at the Florida Cancer Center, others going to shelters for abused women and children, several in Fort Myers and one in Cape Coral. These shelters, part of ACT, a project begun in 1979, offer a circle of support services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Several of the knitters, mindful of local need, had reached out to see where in Lee County they might establish connections. Having finally finished all their elfish Santa assistance projects, they were totaling up the whats and where tos. Morehead, Kentucky had gotten 126 items, two cartons of warm things had gone to the Lakota Indian reservation in South Dakota, and they were still hard at work on the prayer shawls, now nearing four dozen already done and delivered to the rape center in Fort Myers. (At this point, one knitter laid claim to the newly arrived eight skeins of green wool lying on the table.) Perfect, she said. A wonderful color and Im starting another shawl for them. I like to knit when I go to the movies. Presently in its final stages is the completion of their own special thank you to the Lions Club for their generosity. This makes the third year theyve created an afghan. Its a group activity, much of it done over the summer, where each knitter makes a nine-inch square, all using the same color and yarn, but each choosing a uniquely different pattern. When finished, they send their pieces to the two women in the group who block, assemble and then crochet them into the finished product. The final result: a handsome piece ready to be auctioned off at the Lions annual March craft show. How do knitters here in Sanibel find places interested in their donations? Theyve set up a link with CareWear, a volunteer group working out of Hood College in Maryland, who provide an updated list of needy causes which might appeal to them. Endings, beginnings, all knit together. The Pelican Knitters are casting on stitches as the new year begins. Meet The AuthorDottie Pacharis will discuss her experience in dealing with her sons battle with bipolar disorder and navigating our mental health system. Meet the author at the Sanibel Library Wednesday, February 6, at 2 p.m. Duplicate BridgeOn Tuesday, January 8, there were nine tables play at The Sanibel Community Association. The winners were: North/South 1. Linda Tedesehi and Kenneth Appel 2. Clara and Terry Terrana 3. Dorothy and Irwin Levy 4. Rick Smart and Ted Smith East/West 1. Karen and Geoffrey Moss 2. Mary and Dick Butler 3. Ann Cooper and Susan Freund 4. Irma and Mel Rotstein The game runs for six months November through April at 1 p.m. every Tuesday at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way. For further information, call Susan Willoughby at 2813258. Dottie Pacharis book on bipolar disorderFGCU Wetland Expert To Hold DiscussionDr. William J. Mitsch, director of FGCUs Everglades Wetland Research Park (EWRP), will discuss Florida Everglades restoration, Gulf of Mexico pollution and long-term plans for the Naples research park during a public lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, January 24. Ecological Engineering of the Best Kind: Restoring Rivers, Wetlands and the Florida Everglades is part of the free Moonlight on the Marsh lecture series at the Harvey Kapnick Education and Research Center at the Naples Botanical Garden, 4940 Bayshore Drive. The series features distinguished scientists from around the world sharing their expertise on renewable energy, nature conservation and other environmental topics of interest to Southwest Floridians. A prize-winning wetland scientist with an international reputation in ecological engineering and wetland ecology, Mitsch holds the Juliet C. Sproul Chair for Southwest Florida Habitat Restoration and Management at Florida Gulf Coast University. His presentation will address how ecological engineering can enhance wetlands along the Mississippi River Basin, in the Gulf of Mexico/Florida Everglades and throughout the planet. Studies suggest that 5 million acres of new wetlands are needed in the Mississippi basin to mitigate nitrogen fertilizer runoff and improve water quality in the river and especially in the Gulf of Mexico, according to Mitsch. He headed a federal panel charged with assessing solutions to a persistent 5 million-acre dead zone in the Gulf off Louisiana. Mitsch also will discuss studies by FGCU and the South Florida Water Management District into the effectiveness of 40,000-plus acres of wetlands created upstream of the Everglades as part of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Project. The wetlands filter out phosphorus, the fertilizer component that is changing the ecology of the northern Everglades. They also remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, which reduces global warming and climate change, according to Mitsch. On a global scale, created and natural wetlands are among the most effective natural carbon sinks in the world, Mitsch says. Models show that wetlands methane emission rates are low enough to be of little concern and that, overall, wetlands could collect as much as 12 percent of the total released carbon emissions in the world. To reserve a seat for the lecture, call the FGCU Foundation at 590-1088. For more information about the series or the research park, go to www.fgcu. edu/swamp. For further information, contact Dr. Mitsch at (614) 946-6715.. Dr. William J. Mitsch Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


47 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 18, 2013 Three Performances Planned For Mrs. Edisons Hymn SingCelebrate the Edison Festival of Light and help feed the hungry by attending Mrs. Edisons Hymn Sing on Tuesday, February 5 at The First Presbyterian Church in downtown Fort Myers, at the corner of Second Street and Lee Street. Its the 24th year of the Hymn Sing, which is organized and sponsored by the Galloway Family of Dealerships. Because of the overwhelming popularity of the event, three performances are planned, at 1, 4 and 7 p.m. The doors will open 30 minutes prior to each performance. Admission is free, but because of the increased need for food for the hungry, organizers are requesting that those who attend bring cans of non-perishable food and a voluntary cash donation, if possible, to benefit The Soup Kitchen of CCMI (Everyday Marketplace & Caf). Ladies and gentlemen, we desperately need your help. The need for food is absolutely critical this year and seems to be ongoing for the near future, said organizer Sam Galloway, Jr. Love your fellow neighbor. Attempt to do what God would do and want you to do. Show me a man or woman who has not needed a helping hand in his or her life! Continued unemployment and the prolonged downturn in our local economy have caused many of our neighbors to ask for food to feed their families for the first time in their lives, said Rev. Paul deJong of First Presbyterian Church. We cant allow our neighbors and friends to be hungry. Please we need our community to get together and help with all the canned goods they can. Galloway, who originated the hymn sing in 1989, said he wanted to do something to honor Mrs. Mina Edison during the Edison Festival celebration. We hear a great deal about the wonderful work of Thomas Alva Edison, but we dont do a lot to honor his wife who also volunteered a great deal of her time and talent to making Fort Myers what it is today, Galloway said. This hymn sing is a way to honor her good work, too. This years event will feature the First Presbyterian Sanctuary Choir and many other singers, including members of the Mastersingers, guest soloists, along with a piano-organ combination. Mrs. Edisons Hymn Sing is the first of three hymn sings sponsored annually by the Galloway Family of Dealerships. The other two are A Midsummer Nights Sing in July and the very popular Holiday Carol Sing in December. All three events benefit The Soup Kitchen at CCMI, which was started by First Presbyterian Church in 1984 to help alleviate hunger and suffering in Lee County. A record 5,500 pounds of canned goods were donated at last years Mrs. Edisons Hymn Sing to benefit The Soup Kitchen at CCMI. The food was immediately distributed to those in need. CCMI is an innovative non-profit 501(c)3 organization made up of social service entrepreneurs fighting to end homelessness and hunger in our community. The agency provides more than 14,000 meals each month through The Soup Kitchen (Everyday Caf and Marketplace) and Home Delivered Meals programs. CCMI also educates 40 children in their Community Montessori, offers homeless and comprehensive case management services through the Cape Coral United Way Resource House, oversees an emergency mobile food pantry and supplies weekend backpacks full of food to more than 1,500 children each school year. For more information or directions to the church, call 334-2261 or visit www.fpcfortmyers.org. First Presbyterian Church Stained Glass Mrs. Mina Edison Pandolfi Concert At Shell PointThe Concerts and Conversation Series at Shell Point Retirement Community is open to the public, and the next concert in this series will be pianist Thomas Pandolfi on Thursday, January 31 at 7 p.m. This concert is unique in that following the concert, participants will enjoy a beverage and dessert reception with Pandolfi. Pandolfi is an exciting piano virtuoso who has passionate artistry and amazing technique. His orchestral appearances often feature beloved masterpieces by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, and Liszt. Pandolfis career experiences include performances with such European orchestras as the George Enescu Philharmonic and the Cluj Philharmonic of the Republic of Moldova. He has also performed with American Symphony Orchestras throughout the country. Pandolfi is a graduate of The Julliard School, where he earned both his Bachelors and Masters degrees as a scholarship student. The Washington Post acclaimed Thomas Pandolfi as an artist who is a master of both the grand gesture and finesse. We look forward to having Thomas Pandolfi perform in the Concert and Conversations Series, said Dawn Boren, director of resident life for Shell Point Retirement Community. It is amazing to hear his music, and then the guests will have an opportunity to spend time with him following the performance. Space is very limited, so tickets and reservations are required to attend any of the concerts in this series, which will be held in the Grand Cypress Room of the Woodlands. Tickets for this concert are $25 each. To purchase tickets or receive more information, visit www.shellpoint.org/concerts or call 454-2067. Thomas Pandolfi Stella and Tiger went missing near Roseate Lane behind Tahitian Gardens on Sanibel several weeks ago. If you have any information, please call Pam at PAWS at 472-4823. Stella Tiger PAWS Missing Cats Share your community news with us. 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FREETake Me Home NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands BUSINESS REAL ESTATE CLASSIFIEDS VOL. 20, NO. 30 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA JANUARY 18, 2013 B BSECTIONNave Plumbings 65th Anniversary Party Multiple generations of the Nave family turned out for the 65th anniversary celebration of Nave Plumbings business on January 11 photo by Jeff Lysiak see more photos on page 4B New Name, New Owners, New Attitude At Sanibel Island Golf Clubby Jeff LysiakIn less than two months since Ed Lockard and Drew Donnelly, the new owners of Sanibel Island Golf Club formerly known as Beachview Golf Club took over operations at the 152-acre facility, there have been several changes at the club. Some of those changes have been subtle. Others, a bit more drastic. Thats just the way Lockard and Donnelly want it, too. First of all, we wanted to change the culture of the staff, who had been a little bit stand-offish in the past, said Lockard, 46, the former head golf professional at The Dunes and director of golf at The Sanctuary Golf Club. Now, were more customer-friendly. We want to give people a better experience that they werent getting at the old Beachview Golf Club. Donnelly, 42, the former head golf professional at The Sanctuary Golf Club, added that either he and/or Lockard will be on site, greeting customers every day. Our top priority was improving the day-to-day operations of the club, said Donnelly. Weve already improved the maintenance practices and implemented some of the industrys standards were mowing the greens every day, were raking the sand traps, were changing the cups on a regular basis. And were improving the landscaping. Believe me, we hear about it its making a really good first impression. However, both owners understand that making the business a successful and profitable operation isnt going to happen overnight. We are working with a consultant group that is doing a nutritional and soil analysis to better understand the approach we need to take to continue to improve the golf course, said Donnelly, who added that they are planning on changing the aesthetics of the golf course. In addition to the 1,000 palm trees that are currently being trimmed, we plan on adding more landscaping and beautification practices. We have 152 acres we are dealing with and would certainly like to convert some areas into waste areas; further enhancing the look and feel of the golf course. The purchase price of the property was $7 million. The pair have a solid background in the industry to show for it: they have a combined 32 years of experience at golf courses here in Florida as well as in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Michigan.continued on page 11B Drew Donnelly, left, and Ed Lockard are the new owners of Sanibel Island Golf Club, formerly known as Beachview Golf Club


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6B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 18, 2013 Congress Jewelers invited islanders to lend a helping hand to Friends In Service Here (FISH) of Sanibel during a December food drive, and they responded enthusiastically. Friends, customers and employees filled 10 bags with donated non-perishable food and paper products, and Congress Jewelers and Sealife by Congress both located in Periwinkle Place matched the number of items, doubling the amount collected for FISH and filled 20 bags. Islanders are very generous, and we appreciated their help during the busy holiday season, said proprietor Scot Congress. We enjoyed serving as a collection point for FISH and supporting its great work on the island. The mission of FISH is to lend a helping hand to those in need who live, work or visit Sanibel and Captiva. During 2011, 200 FISH volunteers provided free transportation, hot meals, emergency financial assistance, food pantry services and other help to more than 750 people. Marybel Benzirhem, manager of Sealife by Congress, delivers food and paper goods donated by customers, friends and employees of Congress Jewelers and Sealife by Congress to FISH representatives Jessi Zeigler and program director Christine Swiersz. Congress Jewelers, Friends And Customers Come Through For FISH Hirdie-Girdie Sales Help Support CROWThe 15 award-winning artists at Sanibels Hirdie-Girdie Art Gallery have designated February as CROW Month and will support the islands Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife with a portion of their sales during the month. In addition, the proceeds from the sale of a special piece of artwork donated by each artist will be contributed to CROW. Visitors are invited to see and purchase these donated works at a free reception at the gallery on Monday, February 4, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. There will be plenty of refreshments and fine art for all to enjoy. February will be an exciting month for us here at our gallery, says Hirdie-Girdie watercolorist Neil Glaser. Were so fortunate to have the world-class CROW organization on Sanibel, he says. And were delighted to help CROW in its mission to rescue, rehabilitate and release wildlife. CROW Hospital Director Dr. Heather Barron says, Everyone at CROW, and especially our patients, really appreciates what the artists are doing to help us. We recognize that they are using their creativity as a means of expressing their compassion for saving wildlife. And we hope everyone will stop in and view their works at the gallery in February, Hirdie-Girdie Art Gallery is at the corner of Tarpon Bay Road and Library Way on Sanibel. It is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information, call 395-0027 or visit the website www.hirdiegirdiegallery.com. Artwork at Hirdie-Girdie Gallery Under The Stars Gala At Bonita Bay ClubTickets to the 2013 Masters Golf Tournament and the U.S. Open Tennis Championships, a VIP Churchill Downs experience and a Mad Men script signed by the cast are among the items included in live and silent auctions during Under The Stars, a gala cocktail party and gourmet dinner dance scheduled for Saturday, February 23 at Bonita Bay Club. Tickets are $250 per person, and the event benefits Barbaras Friends The Golisano Childrens Hospital Cancer Fund. Cocktails will be served beginning at 6 p.m., with dinner at 7:30 p.m., followed by the live auction and dancing to the music of Special Edition. Tables of 10 are available, and jackets and reservations are required. For reservations and tickets, call 343-6950 or visit www. TourPlayersClassic.com. The live auction also includes a playand-stay package at Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill and The Links at Spanish Bay in California; a visit to the Las Vegas strip and VIP tickets to Cirque du Soleil; a private dinner hosted by the Four Chefs; and a Sonoma Valley wine extravaganza. The gala will cap off one of the largest fundraisers in Southwest Florida, The FineMark Tour Players Tennis Classic. Many of the 19 top touring tennis professionals who will travel to Bonita Springs for two days of matches, pro-am competition and clinics will attend the gala dinner dance. This is the sixth year Bonita Bay Club members have organized this weekend, which has raised more than $858,000 for Barbaras Friends and brings some of the biggest names in tennis to Southwest Florida, said Floyd Robinson, who cochairs the event with fellow Bonita Bay volunteer Pat Valva. We are very proud of our members who work so hard on this incredible event, said Club General Manager Dan Miles. Bonita Bay Club is happy to host the gala, and we invite everyone in Southwest Florida to support Barbaras Friends The Golisano Childrens Hospital and the lifesaving work they do. The event title sponsor is FineMark Bank & Trust, headquartered in Fort Myers; the cocktail party is presented by Trevett Capital Partners; and the dinner dance is presented by The High-Rises at Bonita Bay. All event proceeds will be matched by the generosity of B. Thomas Golisano, who has established a $20 million matching grant for all gifts received for the Golisano Childrens Hospital capital campaign. Golisano Childrens Hospital, located within HealthPark Medical Center, is part of Lee Memorial Health System. The only facility of its kind between Tampa and Miami, it is dedicated to giving children and teenagers the highest level of medical and surgical care available. The capital campaign will fund a new 128-bed facility, which can be expanded to 160 beds. The tournament site is the Bonita Bay Club Tennis Center, which has 18 HarTru courts and is located at the corner of West Terry Street and U.S. 41 in Bonita Springs. To learn more about memberowned Bonita Bay Club, call 949-5036 or visit www.bonitabayclub.net. Send your editorial copy to:press@islandsunnews.com


7B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 18, 2013 Cottage-style incomeproducing corner club suite at Sundial Resort $349.9K David Anderson Realtor, Sales Associate, Office Manager Elise Carnes Notary, Listing Coordinator Lisa Murty Realtor, Sales Associate Susan Andrews, Realtor, Broker, Owner, SCIS, e-Pro, TRC, & Eco-Broker Certified 20-year member of Sanibel Captiva Honor Society 12-year member of Florida Honor Society 20-year Sanibel resident Question: Who has sold 177 Sanibel condos? 151 Sanibel homes? 46 Sanibel lots? Sanibel property totaling $223,665,325? Answer: SanibelSusan Listings needed NOW! Buyers are here & SanibelSusan listings SELL! Thinking of selling? Call Susan and The SanibelSusan Team today! High season ends March 31st...The best window of opportunity is short! Gulf-front Sandalfoot 2 bedroom, earned nearly $60K last year $699K Loggerhead Cay 3rd floor 2 bedroom with gulf view & $30+K income $499K Immaculate remodeled nearbeach 3 bedroom, has contingent contract $399K Centrally-located ~1/3 acre nicely wooded on back inner circle of Farm Trail with community amenities (pool & tennis) $224K Large parcel overlooking Lake Murex, high land with good coverage & just steps to the community beach path $249K Lot overlooking natural vegetation in The Dunes golf & tennis community, beach access on East Gulf Dr too $299K Walk to Clam Bayou & Bowmans Beach from this cul-de-sac parcel in Sanibel Bayous on Umbrella Pool Rd $399K Build your home on the 1/2+plus acre parcel at 837 Limpet Dr to enjoy wide views of intersecting canals near marina $885K 2242 Periwinkle Way in Sanibel Square American Legion Post 123 NewsOn Sunday, January 20, a fish and shrimp fry will be served from 1 to 8 p.m. at American Legion Post 123. Next Sunday, January 27, barbecue ribs and chicken will be served from 1 to 8 p.m. Every Monday night is 8-Ball Pool League, playing at 5 p.m. Stop by and watch some great shootin. 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. Hortoons Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


8B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 18, 2013 USS Mohawk, World War II Ship, To Become Veteran's Memorial Reef After Being Sunk Off Florida CoastThe Huf ngton Post | By Nick Wing Posted: 07/03/2012 11:47 am Updated: 07/03/2012 3:59 pmThe USS Mohawk, a Coast Guard cutter launched in 1934, sunk to its nal resting place in the Gulf of Mexico on Monday, where it will grow into a veteran's memorial reef. The ship, which had been docked in Fort Myers Beach, Fla., was towed some 30 miles off of the Sunshine State's Sanibel Island before being scuttled by six strategically placed charges meant to allow it to rest upright. It sunk in 90 feet of water, a depth that of cials have claimed will encourage tourism from divers and anglers. The 165-foot vessel played a part in World War II combat operations, serving U.S. naval forces in the North Atlantic. During its service, it sustained damage from a friendlyre attack involving British forces. It was also the last remaining ship of the Battle of the Atlantic and had previously served as a oating museum, berthed in Key West. In order to minimize any potential negative environmental impacts from its aging equipment, experts cleaned the ship prior to sending it on its last voyage. Island Sun News reports the process included removing oil, fuel, asbestos and harmful paints, among other substances. While the boat largely had been stripped, items such as an 18th century rum bottle with a treasure map inside, as well as a case of aged Caribbean rum, were left on board as bounty for the rst divers. WINK News has video of the rst group of divers to explore the wreck, just hours after its sinking.Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly identi ed the location of the USS Mohawk's incarnation as a museum. J anuar y 11 2013 Just another reason to be on our website... You never know who is reading the Island Sun & River WeeklyCall 239.395.1213 to inquire about advertising on IslandSunNew.com NEWSPAPERSanibel & Captiva Islands 2013 DMGA Member / Member Format: 1 Net Better Ball of 2 (Match Play) Round 2 Semi Finals Finals Wed. 1/16/13 Fri. 1/18/13 Mon. 1/21/13 8:30 shotgun 12:04 12:28 8:58 9:06 NICKLAUS BRACKET 2013 DMGA Member / Member Format: 1 Net Better Ball of 2 (Match Play) Round 2 Semi Finals Finals Wed. 1/16/13 Fri. 1/18/13 Mon. 1/21/13 8:30 shotgun 12:04 12:28 8:58 9:06 PALMER BRACKET


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10B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 18, 2013 Rotary Sponsors Chamber Business LuncheonThe Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of Commerce held its monthly business lunch on January 8, which was sponsored by the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club. The business lunch was held at the City of Sanibel Recreation Center and was catered by Baileys Catering. BIG ARTS entertained the crowd by performing two numbers from their musical, Spamalot. More than 80 members of the chamber turned out for this event. The speaker was Chet Sadler of the Rotary Club. Sadler spoke about the charities and projects that the Rotary has been involved with in the last year, specifically the Haiti Project and the Heights Foundation project. The Chamber of Commerce holds monthly business luncheons for their members to network and socialize. If you are interested in more information or joining the Chamber of Commerce, log on to www.sanibel-captiva.org. Barbara Gennity and Andrea Miller from Sanibel Recreation Center BIG ARTS performers from Spamalot, Elizabeth Urbanczyk and Robbie May Rotary Club speaker Chet Sadler John Pryor, Vice President of FISH, Janet Stickland of the Law Firm of Janet Strickland, with Carolynn and Brandt Symes of Sanibel Custom Charters AUTHORIZED DEALER FOR CAESARSTONE QUARTZ SURFACE Main Show Room 2330 Palm Ridge Rd, Sanibel, FL 33957 in the Hungry Heron Plaza(239) 395-2525 Fax (239) 395-2373Serving Sanibel and Captiva Island for 34 yearsFREE ESTIMATESPRIORITY DEALER CARPETING flooring...carpet ceramic tile wood marble vinylPLANTATION SHUTTERS 2 weeks delivery Custom Upholstery FREEKitchen Sink with any Cambria Countertop Order Over 50 S/F COUNTERTOPS ... Cambria Quartz, Granite, Corian & Staron, Glass & Tile Backsplashes, Shower & Tub Replacement Interior Interior Painting Painting SALE SALE Limited Time Only Limited Time Only (CARPET SALE)TAKE 10% OFF CARPET ONLY WITH MIN. PURCHASE OF 300 SQ. FT. EXCLUDES ALL PREVIOUS SALES. Island Style InteriorsLicense #S3-12258 License #S3-11918 ALL ON SALEFurniture Accessories Window Treatments...


11B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 18, 2013 From page 1BNew OwnersWe have a limited budget we dont have financial backers here, said Donnelly. Were not going to flip a switch and make these changes overnight. But in the limited time theyve handled the clubs reins, the owners have already heard several positive reviews. I had one customer who came down here and stayed at The Sundial with his family over the Christmas holiday, said Lockard. He told me that in the 10 years that hes been coming here, the course has never looked better. Currently, membership at Sanibel Island Golf Club hovers around 175. By the end of the season, they are hoping to push that figure past the 200 mark. We felt like theres an opportunity here, said Donnelly. We want this to become a place that the entire family can enjoy, where kids can enjoy a round of golf with mom and dad. Not only that, Lockard added, we want to be a club the whole community will be proud of. For membership information, weekly pass or Ten Round packages, call Sanibel Island Golf Club at 472-2626. Drew Donnelly and Ed Lockard Rec Center Fun DayRegister your children now for the upcoming Fun Day on Monday, January 21. The Fun Day will offer a variety of athletic games, craft projects and special entertainment. Enrollment is available for children in kindergarten through eighth grade. This program operates from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Each child needs to bring a lunch, swimsuit and towel. Light snacks will be provided. The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information, call 472-0345 or visit www.mysanibel.com. DateProgramEarly Bird Rate After Early Bird Rate Monday, January 21 Fun DayMember: $20 Non-Member $25 (registration by January 14) Member: $24 Non-Member: $30 (registration on or after January 15) Helping Build A Bridge To Financial Freedom Helping Build A Bridge To Financial Freedom Securities o ered through Securities America, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC Rick Zurbriggen, Registered Representative. Advisory services o ered through Securities America Advisors, Inc., Rick Zurbriggen, Investment Advisor Representative. Zurbriggen Financial and the Securities America companies are not a liated. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com 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 Art Corace is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he was raised in the family home building business. He attended the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Florida and has been successfully involved in the real estate business since 1964. He relocated to Sanibel in 1975 to continue his career. Art, his wife Sandi, and their son Dustyn, own and operate RE/MAX of the Islands. While functioning as the administrative broker, Art specializes in marketing upscale properties on Sanibel and Captiva Islands. He was a Founding Director of the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of Realtors in 1986. He is a two time Past President of the association and three time recipient of the Realtor of the Year Award. Meet Our Sales Associates Art Corace


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 18, 201312B Pet Palooza Event To Benefit Gulf Coast Humane SocietyIf youve just returned to town or missed last weeks announcement, make sure to mark Thursday, January 24 on your calendar. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Olde Sanibel Shoppes, located at 630 Tarpon Bay Road on Sanibel, will hold an event that benefits Gulf Coast Humane Society and gives islanders and guest the opportunity to find their new best friend as well as have fun with their current pets. Gulf Coast Humane Society will bring out some friendly dogs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a meet-and-greet session with potential new parents. This special time will allow you to get to know your prospective pet and talk with the shelter volunteers to insure you have a match to last a lifetime. Donations for the shelter will be gratefully accepted. For the shelters wish list, visit any of the Olde Sanibel Shoppes or go online to www.gulfcoasthumanesociety.org. Beginning at 10 a.m. and running through 2 p.m., Pets du Soleil will be onsite with their specially equipped pet portrait setup. To book your photography session ahead of time, call 209-6776. Walk-ins are welcome the day of the event. Pets du Soleil also brings a pet sketch artist (he can sketch live or bring a photo) and pet psychic, so there will be many activities for everyone to enjoy. A K-9 agility course will be available so you and your dog can practice your moves. Mike McMillan, a favorite island musician will be entertaining from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Additional parking for the event has been graciously offered by Timbers Restaurant, located a short distance down Tarpon Bay Road, and the Sanibel Police Department will be on hand to make sure pets and their owners get safely across the street. A variety of dogs in many shapes, colors and sizes will be on hand during Pet Palooza Sanibels Priority HUNTER DOUGLAS Dealer. AVAILABLE COMMERCIAL SPACEMove In Ready RABBIT ROAD CENTERDouble Spot Single Spot Take All 3!!!! Rent Abatement AvailableTo review space and details call239-410-3115


13B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 18, 2013 Red Sox And Twins Prove Their Community Commitment To Southwest Floridaby Ed FrankFirst there was the cynical move by Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly to interview for the coaching job with the Philadelphia Eagles the day after his Irish were thrashed by Alabama in the BSC title game. Remember, Kelly had said just a few days earlier that the Notre Dame job was his dream job. Then there was the admission by disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong, after years and years of denial, that he had indeed consumed performance enhancing drugs while winning seven Tour de France titles. And just Monday was the report that Kansas City Chief linebacker Joven Belcher was legally drunk when he shot his girlfriend nine times before killing himself. We could go on and on with the negatives in the world of sports, but lets reverse the spin and document the positive, particularly here in Southwest Florida. It has been well proven the economic importance of Major League baseball spring training to Southwest Florida. But the fact is that both the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins are deeply committed to this area in the way of community service, fundraising and charitable donations. For example, the first inaugural Swings For The Sox golf tournament sponsored by the Red Sox Foundation last fall raised more than $23,000, which was shared by two local nonprofits: the Heights Foundation and the Childrens Home Society. We are committed to this community year-round, said Katie Haas, Bostons director of Florida business operations. Our goal is to harness the passion of our fans and transform it into a vehicle for positive change here in Southwest Florida. Here are examples of other community service by the Red Sox in 2012: $25,000 donated to the Childrens Hospital, helping the hospital raise more than $1 million. $2,500 each to CCMI, VA Hospital, Special Equestrians, Amigos Center and AFCAAM. $3,333 each to the Police Athletic League, Child Care of Southwest Florida and Abuse Counseling and Treatment. Next month, the Minnesota Twins will begin their 23d year of spring training at the Lee County Sports Complex in Fort Myers. Just last week, the Twins conducted their Southwest Florida Spring Training Caravan, where players and coaches visited five local schools, the Goisino Childrens Hospital and the Regional Cancer Center. Starting this week, the Twins will provide free youth clinics for boys and girls ages 6 to 16. They will learn basic fundamentals including hitting, fielding and throwing, while also hearing positive messages about staying in school and away from drugs and alcohol. The clinics are being conducted at eight different locations, from January 12 to February 16. Like the Red Sox, the Twins Community Fund also contributes heavily to local charitable organizations year after year. Despite what we read almost daily about the negative aspects of professional sports, the Red Sox and the Twins have shown locally that there is a good and important side to their presence. Everblades Bounce Back With Three Straight Wins The Florida Everblades swept three straight games at home last week from the Toldeo Walleye despite losing six players to higher level teams as a result of the National Hockey League lockout. The 4-1, 3-2 and 4-3 victories improved the local hockey teams season record to 18-13-3-4, moving up to fifth place in the ECHL Eastern Conference. The lack of active players even had retired Everblade Ernie Hartlieb moving from the broadcast booth to the ice to help out. Florida is on the road this weekend at Gwinnett and South Carolina, returning to Germain Arena on January 26 to begin a five-game home stand again Greenville and Trenton. golf Sanctuary11TH ANNUAL Saturday, January 2610:30 A.M. BRUNCH 12:30 P.M. SHOTGUN 5:00 P.M. AWARDSThe Sanctuary Golf Club invites you to participate or sponsor this golf event benefitting the Charitable Foundation of the Islands.PLEASE CONTACT DREW DONNELLY AT 239.472.6223 OR DDONNELLY@SANCTUARYGC.NET Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com


14B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 18, 2013 Around The Islands With AnneThe Sandbar Is Making Waves In Sanibels Resort Area; Tropical Setting Suits PocoLoco Well by Anne MitchellSanibels dining scene just keeps getting better. One new addition, The Sandbar at 2761 West Gulf Drive, reports brisk activity in the newly refurbished space, which now has an open kitchen and a fresh, light and airy atmosphere. Manager Brian Silveira said Monday, Everything is great so far. The location on West Gulf Drive, west of Tarpon Bay Road, make this restaurant a niche-filler on this stretch of the beachfront area. The Sandbar serves lunch and dinner and is soon to add breakfast to the lineup. Also, a small fish and meat market in one corner should be open by today, Friday, January 18, with selections such as king and snow crab, scallops, mussels, oysters, a variety of fresh fish and pork chops. Executive Chef Teo Diaz offers two specials each night one seafood and one meat in addition to a varied menu that includes such dishes as Thai mussels, stone crab claws, salads, sandwiches, bronzed and blackened local fish, steaks and chops. Theres also a childrens menu for $5 to $6 with free drink refills. An open kitchen showcases the culinary staff and adds to the casual atmosphere. Silveira boasts of the islands friendliest staff and the crew certainly is outgoing and welcoming. The Sandbar can be reached at 579-0235 or 5790247. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for lunch and 5 to 10 p.m. for dinner. Besides a selection of coffees, drinks and frozen desserts, PocoLoco sells colorful, pop art ceramics by Romera Britto, like this eyecatching teapot With its tropical ambiance and parrot logo, PocoLoco it means a little crazy in Spanish fits seamlessly into its location in the lushly vegetated Jerrys Center, which the screeches of resident parrots and macaws startle and amuse visitors. PocoLoco sells Love Boat Ice Cream, which is locally made just off-island and has had a following for decades, certainly for more than 35 years. The flavors say it all: Orange Creamsicle, Lemon Custard, Rocky Mountain Raspberry, Malt Whopper, Toffee Coffee, Gator Tracks and Mango are just a few. Fine coffees and coffeebased drinks, natural fruit smoothies and fresh pastries and sandwiches are also on the menu, which is hand written on colorful boards on the walls. You can order paninistyle grilled sandwiches, too, such as Croque Monsieur, which originated in France. The friendly face behind the counter the day I visited was Amy Wilmer but sometimes its owners Susan and Paul Reynolds, longtime locals. PocoLoco offers free wi-fi, which makes it a popular watering hole for laptopand smartphone-toting types who can sit inside at the handsome granite-topped tables or outside on the umbrella-shaded patio area thats part of the garden-like shopping center. The parrots are in large cages dotted in and around the heavy foliage. A pleasant surprise inside is the large selection of ceramics by noted pop culture icon Romero Britto. He has been described as one of the premiere artists of our time and the youngest and most successful pop artist of this generation. The bold, vibrant designs, with elements of Cubism, are optimistic and likely to bring a smile to your face. At PocoLoco, the pieces include little bears, plates, mugs, book ends and teapots. Embraced by the international community, Brittos paintings and sculptures are currently featured on five continents in more than 100 galleries worldwide, including Saatchi Gallery in London, as well as in private collections. PocoLoco can be reached at 395-0290. LIVE ON THE ISLANDS George & Wendys Sanibel Seafood Grille has live entertainment every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday as well as every other Tuesday. Tonight, Friday, January 18, its Robby Hutto & The Band from 9 p.m. to midnight; Tuesday, Chris Coile will be entertaining with 50s and 60s hits from 6 to 7:30 p.m.; Karoake is on Wednesdays and on Thursday, the entertainer is Robby Hutto will guitar and vocals. The restaurant is at 2499 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, phone 395-1263. This weeks lineup at Traditions on the Beach at the Island Inn includes: Friday, Joe McCormick and singer Barbara Smith; Saturday, Joe McCormick and singer Marvilla Marzan; Wednesday, Prime Rib and Prime Jazz! The live jazz ensemble includes vocalist Paul Ventura, also known as Mr. Swing, joined by Father Al & the Jazz Congregation;; 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. 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, acoustic 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. A colorful teapot by pop culture artist Romero Britto of Brazil, one of many Britto collectibles available at PocoLoco Executive Chef Teo Diaz, front, and Antonio Flores, cook, in the open kitchen at The Sandbar Bartender Chris Frey at The Sandbar, where happy hour is from 4 to 6 p.m. daily 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. The interior of PocoLoco in Jerrys Center, which serves Love Boat Ice Cream as well as coffee, sandwiches and other light refreshments


15B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 18, 2013 Soup Kitchen Benefit Returns March 5One of the seasons most anticipated events is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2013. Sam Galloway, Jr. & Friends Soup Kitchen Benefit will be held on Tuesday, March 5 at the Sam Galloway Ford dealership located off Boy Scout Drive in Fort Myers. Cocktails will be served at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Maestro Andrew Kurtz will be conducting the Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra performing Broadway show-stoppers. Last years event sold out, with more than 600 guests attending to help raise needed funds for Community Cooperative Ministries Inc., the umbrella agency for the Everyday Cafs and Marketplaces, Meals On Wheels, Community Montessori Preschool and Social and Homeless Services. Each year, local restaurants, companies and individuals donate the southern-style menu including barbeque chicken and pork, fried chicken, coleslaw, fried shrimp, cheese grits, swamp cabbage, gourmet meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gumbo, collard greens, macaroni and cheese, fresh green beans, corn bread, homemade cookies and gourmet chocolates. The goal of this annual event is to raise as much money as possible for local residents in need. This is our 10th year of dear friends and businesses joining together to help those less fortunate in our community, said Sam Galloway, Jr. I wish we didnt have to hold this event any longer and that hunger was not an issue in our community. Unfortunately, it is still a serious problem. More of our neighbors and their children are going to need our help, and I plan to help them. Impending changes to federal programs have the potential to seriously damage the availability of funds for those who need them the most, the working poor, children and the elderly. These fiscal changes will have a serious impact not only on the most vulnerable community members but also on CCMI and its partner agencies that rely on federal, state or county grants to operate services such as Meals On Wheels. Private donations and grants will become more and more important for CCMI to sustain its mission for the foreseeable future. Galloway wants to ensure that CCMI can continue helping Lee Countys growing population of hungry gain access to nutritious meals. Ten years ago, he gathered friends in the local restaurant community and beyond to donate their time and services toward a community fundraiser for local homeless and hungry. The event has grown each year with guests who come together for one evening in the Service Department of Galloway Ford. All the monies raised go directly to CCMI to help those in need in Lee County. With the money raised at last years event, we have been able to continue serving our neighbors in need while developing new and innovative ways to fight hunger and homelessness, said Tracey Galloway, CEO of CCMI. Those things included expanding CCMIs social service programs to include comprehensive case coaching and education innovation classes, serving more schools last summer with CCMIs Mobile Food Pantry and adding more schools and students to its weekend backpack program. In the last year, CCMI has served 80,000 meals from its Fort Myers and Cape Coral Everyday Cafs & Marketplaces, 105,000 meals to homebound Meals On Wheels customers and fed more than 1,500 students each school weekend through its emergency backpack and school pantry program. CCMIs Everyday Caf and Marketplace concept makes food more easily available to everyone in the community who is hungry. The market model also decreases the stigma associated with standing in line for a hot meal or groceries and reduces significant waste in the preselected grocery bag model. We can and did make a difference, said Sam Galloway. When hunger affects our community, it impacts every one of us in some way, and if every one of us does a small part to impact change, change will happen. Two dollars can feed a family for a day, he concluded. We are all feeling the effects of this economy, but not doing anything for our local neighbors in need is not an option for me, and I can guarantee anyone who attends this event is truly making a difference. Tax-deductible sponsorship opportunities and tables are available starting at $2,500. Individual tickets are $150 each. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.ccmileecounty.com or call CCMI at 332-7687 ext. 100. 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16B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 18, 2013 Sanibel 8-Ball Pool LeagueBall Busters Take Narrow LeadOdd Ball Jimbo Gaubatz reluctantly shot his first safety in five years and then followed it with a display of superior shot-making to win three straight over Bunts Ball Busters Captain Bob Buntrock. It was Buntrocks first shutout in league play. In spite of the three losses, Bunts managed to pull out an 8-4 team victory and edged into first place by one game. Rich Ennis and Dave Doane had perfect 3-0 nights for the Ball Busters. Jack Dalton posted a 3-0 shutout for Bathroom Magic, but his teammates faltered and the Magic guys eked out a close match over Island Lifers, 7-5. Carmen Senese and Gary Murza each had two wins for the Lifers. With 3-0 nights, Joe Mason and Pete Mindel led Sanibel Caf to a resounding 9-3 victory over last place Fresh Legion Crew. Sandycapper John Riegert executed two miracle bank shots on the eight ball to go 3-0. His teammate, Kevin Pottorf, also had a 3-0 night. For Deep Pockets, George Sell won three straight and Captain Tom Shaner posted his second straight 3-0 night. StandingTeam Name WonLost FirstBunts Ball Busters 10753 SecondBathroom Magic 10654 ThirdSanibel Caf 9565 FourthSandycappers 7486 FifthOdd Balls 7189 SixthDeep Pockets 6694 SeventhIsland Lifers 6397 EighthFresh Legion Crew 58102SANIBEL 8-BALL POOL LEAGUE 2012-13 Standings through January 14 Sanibel Caf9Fresh Legion Crew3 Bunts Ball Busters8Odd Balls4 Bathroom Magic7Island Lifers5 Sandycappers6Deep Pockets6 Nifty NinersThe Dunes Golf & Tennis Club held their Nifty Niners Event on Thursday, January 10, The game was low net. Flight 1 1st Roberta Rohl 31 2nd Maureen OBrien 33 Sue Norpell Sue Tray 3rd Valerie Hotchkiss 34 Flight 2 1st Sandra Jones 28 2nd Nancy Hopkins 31 3rd Joan Dyke 32 Chip-in Sue Altum #5 Roberta Rohl #3 Joan Dyke #3 Birdie Sue Tray #9. Mixed GolfThe Dunes Golf & Tennis Club held its Sunday Mixed Golf tournament on January 13. The format was combined quota points. Results: 1st +30 Howard Dwyer Margaret Dwyer Ed Greenberg Nancy Greenberg 2nd +27 Mr. Kimber Mrs. Kimber John Frymoyer Anne Frymoyer 3rd +26 Jim Fantozzi Janet Fantozzi Jim Boughton Lesley Simmons Closest to the hole: John Frymoyer #2 Ed Greenberg #9


Island Real Estate Inc. www.SanibelRealEstateMarket.com Move in Ready! Spacious 3BR/2BA + den (4th bd) home in Gumbo Limbo w/ pool & landscaping. $649,000 Mark &Teresa Baker 209-3030 GulfsideSanibel.com Private Gulf front retreat featuring 4 bedrooms, gourmet kitchen & guest house. $4,800,000 Phaidra McDermott 472-4411 CaptivaShoresCondo.com Ideal Gulf to Bay location, 3 bedroom town home with newer kitchen & wonderful bay views. $778,000 Phaidra McDermott 472-4411 CastawayEstates.com Beautiful views of Dinkins Bayou from this spacious 4 bedroom home. $798,900 Phaidra McDermott 472-4411 East End home 3BR/2.5BA in Eastwood Landings. Canal dockage & tennis. Across the street to the beach. $1,249,000 Mary Bondurant 839-3633 Vaulted ceilings, French doors to wrap around screened lanai w/ spa tub & wooded views. Direct access to large lake. $720,000 Mary Bondurant 839-3633 3BR / 3BA pool home on the 2nd hole of the Dunes Golf Course. Gorgeous views of gol ng & lakes. Fully Furnished $690,000 Mary Bondurant 839-3633 Enjoy 3200 square feet of Luxury Direct Gulf Front Living w/ 3BR / 3BA. Beautiful complex with stunning amenities. $2,700,000 Kris Heilman 464-1225 Located in prestigious Gulf Ridge East. Spacious 4BR/ 3BA home w/ elevated pool, great room, replace. Just Reduced! $759,000 Carolyn Tongyai 691-2551 Beachside with a Gulf Peak for under $300,000 1st oor walk out to beach: Turnkey, remodeled, screened lanai, Perfect! $292,900 Barbara Lawson 980-8289 Old Florida Style 3/3 lake front in popular Coconut Creek. Features a replace, granite kitchen, great room with soaring ceilings. $498,000 Carole Papson 770-8204 Large 2BR/2BA condo & great rental potential. On the quieter end of the island, steps to pool & Gulf. Just Reduced! $499,000 Tommy Wiley 851-3686 Fort Myers Beach Gateway Villas. Direct Gulf views, Sanibel, sunsets, bay & beach. Updated 2/2 w/ 2 screened lanais. $575,000 Carole Papson 770-8204 acre lot backing up to sanctuary land. Walk to beach. West end of Sanibel & close to Captiva restaurants & shops. $179,000 Ellie See 910-6474 Gorgeous & private views of lakes & 15th fairway. 3BD/2BA + den on beautiful Causey Ct in the Dunes Golf & Tennis. $725,000 Ellie See 910-6474 Rare opportunity to own one of the nest beach homes on Gulf to Bay Seagrape Ln. 4BR/3BA, attached guest suite & pool $1,195,000 Kris Heilman 464-1225 SanibelChic.com Q uiet East End Location! Oversized pilings, high impact glass, & wind-resistant siding. 3BR/3BA, canal $899,900 John Petel 560-4960 SanctuaryatWulfert.com A beautifully designed residence featuring over 4,000 sq.ft. of living space. $1,094,900 Phaidra McDermott 472-4411 1019 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island (239) 472-2411 2BD/2BA + Loft (3rd bd). Recently remodeled, deeded beach access, community pool & tennis courts. $539,000 Mark &Teresa Baker 209-3030 SanibelSeaspray.com Situated on over an acre with the most impressive atrium pool enclosure in Florida. $2,348,000 Phaidra McDermott 472-441117B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 18, 2013


18B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 18, 2013 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 TAX-CONSULTING & ACCOUNTING SERVICESServing the islands since 1978 Professional and Confidential Income Tax Preparation Individuals Corporations Estates & Trust Tax Consulting Tax Deferred Exchange International Taxation State Tax Forms (239) 472-5152 1619 Periwinkle Way, Suite 102, Sanibel Island, FL 33957 M.S.T. SPORTS QUIZ 1. Name the three Chicago White Sox pitchers to throw a perfect game. 2. In 2012, Detroits Miguel Cabrera (29 years old) became the sixth-youngest player to get 1,000 career RBIs. Name three of the five younger ones. 3. Who were the first pair of rookie NFL quarterbacks to play in the same Pro Bowl? 4. Name the oldest head coach to win an NCAA mens basketball national championship. 5. In 2012, Colorado Avalanches Gabriel Landeskog became the youngest player (19 years, 286 days) to be named team captain in NHL history. Who had held the mark? 6. How many times has the U.S. won womens gymnastics all-around team gold at the Olympics? 7. In 2012, Lydia Ko became the youngest LPGA Tour event winner ever at the age of 15. Who had been the youngest?1. Charlie Robertson (1922), Mark Buehrle (2009) and Philip Humber (2012). 2. Mel Ott (27 years old), Jimmie Foxx (27), Alex Rodriguez (28), Ken Griffey Jr. (28) and Lou Gehrig (28). 3. Cam Newton and Andy Dalton, after the 2011 season. 4. Jim Calhoun was 68 when UConn won in 2011. 5. Sidney Crosby was 19 years, 297 days old when named captain of Pittsburgh in 2007. 6. Twice -1996 and 2012. 7. Lexi Thompson was 16 when she won an event in 2011. ANSWERS Chamber Crew Takes A Trolley Tour Of SanibelIn order to better serve its 190,000 visitors each year, the Sanibel Captiva Chamber of Commerce put together a Trolley Tour for its visitor center staff and volunteers. The tour took place on January 9 and 10 and ran throughout the islands, stopping at new businesses and businesses that have made recent changes or upgrades. The two trolleys and drivers were provided by Adventures in Paradise again this year. The objective of the trolley tour was to provide the people that work in our visitor center the knowledge and experience of visiting many of our island businesses to learn what they offer and how best to present them to our visitors, said Ric Base, president. Participating businesses included Seaside Inn, Song of the Sea, Sanibel Inn, Holiday Inn Sanibel, Gulf Breeze Cottages, Anchor Inn & Motel, Shalimar Resort, Lily & Co., Casa Ybel Resort, The Castaways, Tropical Winds Motel & Cottages, Blue Dolphin Cottages, Beachview Cottages, Sanibel Sunset Beach Resort, Island Inn, Oceans Reach, Zebra Frozen Yogurt, Periwinkle Place, Congress Jewelers, Cedar Chest Fine Jewelry and Spatini Tea Bar. Cips Place and Baileys Catering provided lunches for the group. The local chamber has more than 600 active members from both islands as well as businesses in Lee and Collier counties. The chamber visitor center, located on the right at the exit from the causeway, welcomes over 190,000 visitors each year. It is open 365 days a year to provice visitors information about things to do, places to visit and where to stay, shop and dine. Base said the chamber website, www.sanibel-captiva.org, gets 1.5 million unique visitors per year. Richard Johnson of Baileys Catering serving lunch to the Trolley Tour group Chamber employees and volunteers getting ready to board the Trolley after visiting Zebra Frozen Yogurt Jen Moyer of Zebra Frozen Yogurt giving out samples of smoothies while the group ate lunch


19B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 18, 2013 Formerly Beachview Golf Course & Steakhouse1100 Par View Drive, Sanibel Island 239-472-4394Please stop by. We would love to introduce ourselvesA Variety of Memberships Available for Singles and Family lBhiGlfC&Skh Drew Donnelly & Ed Lockard UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP 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 Club Come 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 & SteakhouseFor information call472-2626 Insurance Tip Accuracy Countsby Marge MeekWho likes to spend the time to answer or read the questions that lead to an insurance application and then an insurance policy? Florida insurance is more complex than many other states not only because we typically have three policies, but also the applications are detailed and long. It is your agents responsibility and yours to answer all the questions and have accurate information, because you are purchasing the polcies in the expectation your claims will be paid at a later date. The insurance company has the expectation that you will answer application questions accurately. When your situation changes, you must let your agent know so the insurance company can decide whether or not to stay on the policy. FL State 627.409 covers representations in applications. It says misrepresentation, omission, concealment of fact or incorrect statements may be grounds that recovery may be prevented. Tough words when you have paid premiums and believe that your policy is there for you. Examples of where a claim may be denied are: in an auto policy, where a young household resident wasnt included in the application; in a homeowners policy where a bankruptcy question was not answered correctly; in a rental condo where the policy was written as weekly or longer rentals, when nightly rentals were accepted. Had the insurance company had the correct answers to these types of questions, the premium might have been different or they might not have insured the customer at all. In our zeal for lower premiums, take into consideration that you should take the time to read the full application before you sign it and then if changes occur after the policy is written, be sure to tell your insurance agent to change your policy. Know your agent and trust that person to look out for you; dont only shop premiums. Since all wind policies that are written by Citizens and all flood policies should come up with the same premium, ask questions if they are not the same. Homeowners policies underwriting guidelines and premiums vary by insurance company, but perhaps there are reasons why different companies are used by different agents and that difference in premium that may hurt you when a claim is filed. Marge Meek is a local SanibelCaptiva insurance agent, who can be reached at mmeek@rosierinsurance. com. On Resolutionsby Bryan HayesCome January 1st of any given year, most people have at least one new years resolution. Many of these have to do with health and lifestyle improvements. And for good reason; keeping yourself in good shape and healthy is good plan for ensuring longevity. Im not a fitness expert, but I am an a/c guy and I can tell you that those types of resolutions could also apply to the heating and cooling systems in your homes. To ensure longevity and the biggest value for all those dollars you spent on that system, you have to take care of it. If you dont take care of your car, eventually youll be facing a much higher bill than what it would have cost to simply do the routine maintenance. The same could becontinued on page 25B


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My father was an ecstatic eighteenyear-old when he received an admission letter to the Art Institute of Chicago. A fairly accomplished artist specializing in oil paintings by the time he graduated from Lew Wallace High School in Gary, Indiana, he hoped to pursue a career following his passion. His father (my grandfather) quickly put an end to those dreams. What are you going to be a starving artist your whole life? he asked. So instead of studying what he loved, my father enrolled in Indiana University to pursue a business degree. Dad was never happy in the business world. He wasnt cut out for it. He continues to dabble in art as a hobby, painting to this day. I believe that he would have found his niche and provided nicely for his family had he been encouraged to do what he enjoyed rather than what was considered practical. Perhaps he would have become a famous commercial artist or successful graphic designer. Well never know. Personally, I lucked out that my grandparents forced my father to attend Indiana University because that is where he met my mother. Had he not gone there, I wouldnt exist. But what my grandparents did to my father isnt uncommon among many families, particularly those that own family businesses or run professional practices. Because Mom or Dad found success in a particular career, Junior is often expected to follow in the family footsteps. But what Mom or Dad excels at isnt necessarily Juniors unique ability. Each of us has a propensity to be exceptional at something. If its in the family business, law, medicine or a similar endeavor, then our pursuits are approved and encouraged. But when passion turns to other less practical occupations, parents wonder whether the cost of pursuing is worth it. In other words, parents are more comfortable creating Mini-Mes -younger versions of themselves because they feel that it is a proven road to success and will therefore be easier for their children to follow suit. Just because Mom built a thriving internet consulting business, however, doesnt mean that her daughter will share the same enthusiasm or enjoy the types of interaction with clients that business requires. I suggest that the family play to the inherent strengths of its members instead of trying to fit a round peg into the proverbial square hole. The first obvious step is to discover what those strengths are. Often its evident from the interests and pursuits that each member naturally follows. Other times its less evident. There are a variety of helpful personality profiles that one can take with the help of a skilled counselor. You may have heard of the Myers-Briggs Indicator, although my personal favorite is the Kolbe Profile. The Kolbe Profile is interesting because it doesnt point you directly to a certain career choice. It rather categorizes your propensities how you typically react to given situations. Kolbe scores your propensities in four major categories, what she calls Fact Finder, Follow Through, Quick Start and Implementer. Most people strongly favor one such category, and are resistant in two, with the fourth being a medium range score. Using these categories, the Kolbe Profile helps you understand why you typically react to given situations the way that you do, and can therefore assist with everything from building a new career to optimizing the one that youve been in for decades. Having taken the test and administered it to my colleagues, associates and assistants, I can tell you that the reaction upon reading the explanation of ones score is one of tremendous personal insight. Dan Sullivan, founder of the Strategic Coach program, has his clients take the Kolbe Profile to help them discover their unique ability. Sullivan coaches his clients to focus on their unique abilities and little else. Instead of trying to shore up your weaknesses, Sullivan instructs to play to your strengths and to build a team around you who are strong where you are weak to deliver your goods and services. In that way, everyone is happiest doing what he or she does best, rather than trying to follow a path that is unnatural. Forcing a child to follow ones footsteps without understanding that childs propensities can lead to an unfulfilled lifetime of frustration and anxiety. It also fails to build a family team where everyone is contributing at his or her highest level, even if in different businesses and occupations. So what does my eldest daughter the progeny of an estate-planning attorney -wish to pursue as she closes in on a college choice? Creative writing. Am I worried that shell be a starving writer? You betcha. But thats her passion and shes quite good at it. Unlike what happened to my father, I am encouraging her to play to her strengths. Who knows, maybe shell be the next J.K. Rowling. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at www.sbshlaw.com. Will PowerDont Expect Adult Children To Become Your Mini-Meby Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney; CPA FGCU Entrepreneurs Law SchoolLt. Gov. of Florida Jennifer Carroll kicks off the 14th annual Entrepreneurs Law School presented by the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Cohen Center. Carroll will greet guests at 8:15 a.m. before she speaks at 8:45 a.m. We are very excited that Lt. Gov. Carroll has taken the time to come to this annual event, which helps our small business community, said Suzanne Specht, assistant director of the SBDC. Often, small business owners have questions or concerns about their business, but do not know where to go or who to hire This event offers an opportunity to meet several types of legal professionals in one setting in one day. Keynote luncheon speaker is State Attorney of the 20th Judicial Circuit Stephen Russell. Entrepreneurs Law School attendees will have the opportunity to choose from tracks of 50 minutes each on subjects such as legal contracts, the nuts and bolts of civil litigation, social media and the law, real estate transactions and more. The full day workshop costs $99 and includes breakfast, lunch and goodie bags. Register at www.sbdc-lawschool.com, or call 745-3700 for more information. Additional sponsors include Pavese Law Firm, All American Printing, Business Observer, Bank United, Relevanza and Sign ARama. For more information, contact Specht at 745-3704 or sspecht@fgcu.edu. NAWBO, National Association Of Women Business OwnersNAWBO meets monthly to promote women-owned businesses through education, networking, mentoring and community involvement. The monthly luncheon includes dynamic speakers and topics that impact business owners. This month the topic is How Can The County Help Women Business Owners? The guest speaker is County Commissioner Tammy Hall, who will speak about The Horizon Council, Economic Development Department and Tourism Development. The meeting will be held on February 6 (note: Wednesday not Thursday) from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Grandezza Country Club. Reservations are required and can be made by contacting Maryanne Preston at 851-6906, maryanne@hiring-solutions.com or info@nawboswfl.org. There will be a $30 fee for the luncheon and speaker. Rates as Low as $1,400/week. FREE BOAT DOCKAGE | ONSITE MANAGEMENT | BEACH FRONT Call Now for Winter Specials.22B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 18, 2013


23B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 18, 20135K Run Through The Calusa Nature Center To raise funds for the Fort MyersMetro Kiwanis Clubs BUG (Bringing Up Grades) program, the organization continues to sponsor the annual 5K and 1-Mile Walk at the Calusa Nature Center. This will be the 5th official 5K in the natural setting of the Calusa Nature Centers trail. The course, supervised by the Fort Myers Track Club, travels along the trails at the nature center and a portion of the asphalt bike path on Ortiz and will be timed with Chrono Track Bib Tag Technology. All proceeds benefit the Fort Myers Metro-McGregor Kiwanis BUG program, designed to provide recognition to local elementary students who raise their grades to an acceptable range and maintain or continue to raise them from one grading period to the next. The group currently has BUG programs in operation at Orangewood, Colonial and Littleton Elementary schools and are actively seeking more schools to participate. The run takes place on January 26. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m.; race start time is 7:30 a.m. The location is The Calusa Nature Center, 3450 Ortiz Ave., Fort Myers. Pre-registration is available until January 18. The fees are $20 for adults with a youth discount for those 17 and under of $10. From January 19-25, the fee for adults is $25 and youth are $15. On race day, the fee for adults is $35 and youth are $25. The 1-mile BUG Crawl Walk is $10 Participants may register online at ftmyerstrackclub.com. The packet pick up on race day is 6 to 7:15 a.m. A commemorative long-sleeve t-shirt will be given to all registered participants. A variety of food and drink will be available for participants. Overall and Age Group Awards 5K RUN: Top Male and Female Overall Winners. All awards will be based on gun time. Top Male and Female Masters Winners (40 & over), Top Male and Female Grand Master Winners (50 & over), Top Male and Female Senior Grand Masters (60 & over). Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time. Minnesota Twins Celebrity Golf ClassicLee Memorial Health System Foundation announces the 15th Annual Minnesota Twins Celebrity Golf Classic is set for Friday, February 15 on the Tom Fazio-designed championship-level courses of Pelicans Nest Golf Club in Bonita Springs. Sponsorships and golf slots are available. Past participants include 2009 American League MVP Joe Mauer; Hall of Famers Bert Blyleven, Rod Carew and Paul Molitor; Drew Butera, Brian Duensing, Tony Oliva, and Kent Hrbek; 2010 American League Manager of the Year Ron Gardenhire and other Twins celebrities and players. The Classic supports programs and treatments at Lee Memorial Health Systems Regional Cancer Center. The tournament includes a luncheon, golf, on-course beverages, dinner and a chance to bid on one-of-a-kind handsigned memorabilia from the worlds of sports and entertainment, luxurious spa and jewelry items, a trip to Napa Valley with a private vintner tour and a trip to the 2013 ESPYs in Los Angeles. Mike Joyce of Gulf Coast Coin & Jewelry will serve as the events auctioneer. Said Lee Memorial Health System Chief Foundation Officer Sharon A. MacDonald, We are delighted to partner with The Minnesota Twins and Pelicans Nest Golf Club to deliver a first-class day on the courses in support of those battling cancer. We are grateful for our longstanding partnership with the Minnesota Twins organization in our mission to save lives. Individual golf slots are just $300. Non-golfers and Twins fans may also participate by purchasing a $50 ticket to the dinner auction. To register for the Minnesota Twins Celebrity Golf Classic, purchase sponsorship or secure tickets to the evening dinner auction, please call 343-6057 or email TwinsGolf@LeeMemorial.org. JOIN US for the 6th Annual ABWA Sanibel Community Association 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, Florida Sponsored by Sanibel Captiva Charter Chapter of American Business Women Association 1st Place Valued at $1,000 2nd Valued at $750 3rd Valued at $500 80 Players maximum for Tournament Blackjack Tournament Entry Fee $20 win additional prizes Registration Begins at 5:00 Play begins at 6:00pm Texas Holdem Entry Fee $100 Spectator $10 Food & 2 Drink tickets Checks Payable to: ABWA, P.O. Box 1037, Sanibel, FL. 33957 Proceeds benefit multiple ABWA Impact Scholarships, Business Skills Tuition, and Outright grants offered through the Stephen Bufton Memorial Education Fund *In the event that a player is not present when play begins, their seat will be sold to the next available person, and money will not be refunded. **To substitute a player, the paying player must contact Lisa Cochrane prior to the tournament. In the event that a player is not present or has not made a substitute, sorry no refunds. Donations are very much appreciated from those that cannot attend. Advance Registration Available Contact: Lisa Newmeyer-Cochrane Phone: 472-8875 / Fax: 472-7789 E-mail: sanibellisa@hotmail.com for questions about tournament rules Email: Gloria Baker at gbaker9367@aol.com to RSVP for the Tournament


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 18, 201324B Il Cielo Hosts Concierge EventOn January 8, Sanibel Islands fivestar dining restaurant, Il Cielo, hosted more than 35 members of Connect For Success, a monthly concierge networking event for front desk, hotel staff, managers and reservationists. The event was held in Il Cielos new Cloud 9 Grille, and was also sponsored by the Edison & Ford Winter Estates and Captiva Cruises. Guests enjoyed cocktails and hors doeuvres along with updates on Betsy Dekker and Penny Rodriguez Bruce Ronty and Erin Wright Kimberly Carvalho and Holly Welker Fran Peters, Aimee Skolmutch and Katrina Salokar Sharon Torregrossa, Dennis Riley and Froilan Ramirez Isabella Rasi 239-246-47161101 Periwinkle Way #105, Sanibel, FL 239-472-0044 ENGEL & VLKERS Excellence in Real Estate A step above! International Client Base 600 Shops Worldwide Multi-Lingual Staff Your success is my aim. 9100 College Pointe Ct., Fort Myers, FL 33919 www.sbshlaw.com | 239-334-1141In which state should you base your estate plan? The WRONG answer could cost you thousands ... or millions!ATTENTION!Dual State Residents Free Florida Estate Planning Guide 239-334-1141 or www.sbshlaw.com c ? y cost y I n whi c plan? cost y Craig R. Hersch|Attorney, CPAFlorida Bar Board Certied, Wills, Trusts & Estates Island Sun Will Power Columnist


25B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 18, 2013 Family Owned and Operated Trusted Service Specialists (239) 472-3033 1213 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 Fax: (239) 472-3439 Electric Repair, Installation & Upgrade Dock Lighting, Ceiling Fans & Much more Located on Island Fastest Response Time! Fully-trained, Expert Service Engineers State Certified Contractor EC0001147 Close to Bowmans Beach with tranquil lake views, this open and bright 4 br, 4 ba Old Florida home with over 3000 sq ft oers Sanibel living the way it used to be. Expanded great room and large kitchen, high ceilings, lots of storage, heated pool/spa and tropical landscape add to its appeal. Impeccably maintained and upgraded. Call for info. Great value at $725,000. Dave & Judy Osterholt 239 823-2146 dosterholt@viprealty.com BAYOU ELEGANCE Lic No. MV 81675 HOURS: M-F: 9am 5:30pm Sat & Sun: By Appt.Ich spreche DeutschRandys Auto Repair, LLCwww.RandysAutoRepairLLC.com16191 San Carlos Blvd, Ste 1Fort Myers, FL 33908Tel. 267-2556 Oil Change Special $17.99 Appointment Only (up to 5 qts. & no hidden fees) Fixed Right the First Time!WE REPAIR ALL MAKES & MODELS WHILE SPECIALIZING IN MERCEDES & BMWthe Edison & Ford Winter Estates river tours in conjunction with Captiva Cruises. Each Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., boat cruises and tours depart from McCarthys Marina on Captiva Island to the Edison & Ford Winter Estates. The cruise tour provides a unique look at the Caloosahatchee River and its importance ecologically and culturally, a great view of the Edison & Ford Estates from the water, lunch at the Royal Palm Yacht Club and a tour of the Estates. Cruise reservations can be made by calling 472-5300. Meaning the sky in Italian, Il Cielo is located at 1244 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel Island. It features new menu items and interior upgrades, including the more casual Cloud 9 Grille. The restaurant opened last January to rave reviews from local food critics and enjoyed a very successful first season of business. The Il Cielo menu has been revamped and now offers a more eclectic sampling in addition to a number of favorites from last seasons menu including mussels, traditional meatballs, linguini and clams, pastas, filet and lamb. New items featured on the Cloud 9 menu include Baja fish tacos, lobster mac and cheese, a six-ounce New York strip, wild-caught salmon and more. Menu items range from $4 to $38. Hours are from 5 to 10 p.m. daily. For more information, visit www. ilcielosanibel.com or call 472-5555 Lisa Williams and Paul McCarthy Rick and Rae Sprole Shirley and Dawn Jewel with Naomi McClintockFrom page 19BResolutionssaid for our health. So why do so many of us forget to schedule routine maintenance on large appliances like air conditioners? Well, I think that it has a lot to do with the fact that if it works great, its not something we remember to think about. But when we finally do think about it, chances are something went wrong. And if its serious, the cost or repair can be staggering. So, as this new year begins, being that Im in the business of fixing some of those problems, I cannot stress enough that you should consider making another resolution. I recommend that you get your air conditioner checked and serviced for the upcoming spring... which appears to have arrived in January this year. 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. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 18, 201326B School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My fifth grade son has been labeled a slow learner. He is a great kid and wants to do well but struggles so with his schoolwork. I know that school is only going to get worse for him as the demands increase. Please help me understand about slow learners and how to help him. Sabrina K., Fort Myers, Florida Sabrina, A slow learner is typically a student whose intellectual functioning is low to below average as is their academic achievement. However, their functioning is not low enough to receive special education services. This group of students represents about 14% of all students, and present major challenges to school systems and educators because they do have difficulty learning and do need specialized instructional strategies. According to Dr. Stephen Shaw, Professor at McGill University in Toronto, Standard systems and supports are often ineffective even counterproductive because they fail to meet students specific learning needs and instead create a cycle of failure. Dr. Steven Shaw, who has studied this group of students extensively, describes the characteristics of slow learners as follows: Have lower intelligence and academic performance but do not qualify for special education for either cognitive or learning disabilities. Perform at a higher level when information is presented in a concrete fashion. Abstract concepts and instruction are difficult for them. Have difficulty transferring or generalizing skills, knowledge and strategies. Have trouble cognitively organizing new material and assimilating incoming information into previously acquired information. Have difficulty with long-term goals and time management. Benefit from increased academic engaged time. They often require extra practice and more time on-task to develop the same level of academic skills as their typically developing peers. Nearly always develop academic motivation deficits. Suffer poor self-concept and can develop emotional and behavioral problems. Are at high risk for dropping out. Dr. Shaw has promoted a different model to help students with lower intelligence. He says that, Principals and teachers can help prevent this cycle and promote success for slow-learning students by recognizing that it is most productive to consider borderline intellectual functioning as a risk factor to overcome, not as a sentence to fail. Like adolescents with other risk factors, students with borderline intelligence can develop resilience skills and overcome those risks. Many students with borderline intelligence achieve success in school, graduate from high school, and complete postsecondary education. Here are some of the strategies that Dr. Shaw recommends for instruction of slower-learning students: Concrete/active instruction -a see it, feel it, touch it, do it approach. Generalization activities -direct instruction of every specific needed skill, with extensive guided practice on how, when and where to use each skill. Increased instructional efficiency -these students require more practice opportunities in the same amount of time as their average-ability peers. Computerassisted instruction is perfect for this, as it makes learning basic skills automatic, which is essential to gaining fluency. Motivational strategies -offer frequent rewards for students efforts, rather than their academic results alone. These basic strategies can be challenging to implement but are necessary if we are to serve all of our students effectively and equally. Work with the counselors and teachers in your sons school so he can get the support he needs and deserves. Ms. Greggs is adjunct faculty at Edison State College where she teaches psychology and education courses. She is also Nationally Certified School Psychologist and consultant for School Consultation Services, a private educational consulting company. Questions for publication may be addressed to smgreggs@gmail.com. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. Hopkins Named To Deans ListAudrey Hopkins has been named to the University of Delawares Deans List for the fall 2012 semester. Hopkins is from Sanibel. Lee Trust Hosts SymposiumIn conjunction with the statewide Viva Florida 500 initiative, Lee Trust for Historic Preservation is holding a free symposium titled Conquistadors and the Calusa: Reflections on Resistance from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 9 at the Koreshan State Historic Site Art Hall. The Conquistadors and the Calusa symposium brings together lead scholars on American Indian archaeology, history and representation. Dr. Jerald Milanich, Professor Emeritus at University of Florida/Florida Museum of Natural History and Dr. John Worth, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of West Florida will chronicle European encounters with the powerful Calusa Indians in southwest Florida, beginning with the voyages of Juan Ponce de Len who named La Florida in 1513 through the Calusas retreat in the early 1700s. Worth and Dr. Andrew Frank, Allen Morris Associate Professor of History at Florida State University will recount the resistance and accommodation of successive groups including the Seminole and Miccosukee Tribes from the Spanish colonial era to todays Florida. Frank and American Indian literature scholar Dr. Gretchen Bataille, Senior Vice President for Leadership and Lifelong Learning with the American Council on Education, will address the representation of indigenous histories in the commemoration process and provoke discussion of how we create realities. Space is limited. Interested parties are strongly encouraged to register in advance at MakingHistoryMemorable@ gmail.com or consider viewing online at www.leetrust.org on Tuesday, February 12 at 1:30 p.m. Funding for this program is generously provided by the Florida Humanities Council through a two-year partnership grant to Lee Trust entitled, Making History Memorable. Program partners for the Conquistadors and the Calusa event include Koreshan State Historic Site, Friends of Koreshan State Historic Site, Blue Marble Films, Fort Myers Scene and Embassy Suites Fort Myers Estero. Lee Trust is a volunteer-based charitable organization founded in 1993 to promote historic preservation through education, advocacy and property acquisition. The Florida Humanities Council has awarded more than $8 million since 1971 to support statewide humanities programs that promote and preserve Floridas diverse cultural heritage. ISLAND SUN BUSINESS NEWSMAKERS Bergstrom HonoredRE/MAX of the Islands announced that island resident and Realtor Chuck Bergstrom was their top marketing associate during the month of December. Chuck Bergstrom Top Sales RE/MAX of the Islands announced that Kimberley Andrews was their most productive sales associate during the month of December. Kimberley Andrews To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 4:00 p.m. Every Monday Bank of the Islands 1599 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel call (239) 443-0110 to con rm No Obligation, No Sales Pitch, Just Information (And maybe co ee and cookie)Robb Moran, Broker Associate John Gee & Company, Realtors BUYING OR SELLING ON SANIBEL? FREE REAL ESTATE SEMINAR


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28B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 18, 2013deaRPharmacistSupplements For Chemo Brain And Memory Lossby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: My partner has cancer and is receiving chemotherapy. Shes responding well but now has trouble with simple math, decision making and she doesnt finish her sentences. Can chemo do that? BG, San Diego, California Scientists are still trying understand the phenomenon your partner describes, which they named chemo brain. It happens to affect seniors, and those with chronic infections and illnesses. Even with modern technology, such as MRIs, the exact cause of chemo brain has evaded scientists. You see, even with an MRI scan, only minor differences in the brain are seen before and after chemotherapy, and nothing definitively points to the cause of chemo brain, making it hard to treat. Alright, pop quiz time: Do you know that your brain needs glucose in order to work, grow and think? Its true. Your noggin uses more than 20 percent of the fuel derived from the food you eat. Fuel is equal to glucose in this case. Knowing this tidbit, scientists recently made a discovery that will help chemo brain sufferers. Researchers at the Virginia University School of Medicine tried a different approach. Instead of looking at still shots of the brain with an MRI (before and after chemo), they watched how the brain uses glucose derived from the meals their patients ate. They used a specialized scanning device (PET scan), along with CT scans and discovered that certain parts of your brain light up brightly when glucose is utilized. These brighter areas show the regions of the brain that are actively eating glucose. Its a good thing; its what you want because it means that your brain is working properly. Glucose feeds the brain. Interestingly, the brains of chemotherapy-treated patients still lit up, but they were much duller in brightness, indicating less activity. Incredibly, the duller areas are the regions of the brain responsible for planning and decision-making, and thats exactly what chemo brain sufferers complain about. The researchers are not exactly sure why this happens. It could be related to excessive cytokine production or nerve unraveling (demyelination), but nevertheless, it validates so many of you who have asked me to help you with memory loss, poor concentration, inability to solve problems, and general cognitive decline after receiving chemotherapy. So what can you do to help your partner with chemo brain? First, point out to continued on page 31B Top ProducersRoyal Shell Real Estate recognized their top producers for the month of December. Top Listing Producers Top Listing Producers Team The Burns Family Team Top Listing Producer Individual/ Partners Sally Davies Top Sales Producers Top Sales Producers Team Mike McMurray and Trevor Nette Top Sales Producer Individual or Partners Bob Radigan The Burns Family Team ISLAND SUN BUSINESS NEWSMAKERS Bob Radigan Sally Davies Mike McMurray and Trevor Nette To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Easter Seals Florida To Acquire Eden Autism Services FloridaEaster Seals Florida and Eden Autism Services, based in Princeton, New Jersey, announced on January 1 that Easter Seals Florida is acquiring Eden Autism Services Florida. The acquisition is expected to be finalized by February 1. Easter Seals is the leading national non-profit provider of services for individuals with autism, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities and other special needs. Eden Florida has supported individuals with autism and their families by providing a range of community based services to meet specific needs throughout the lifespan since 1996. These services include K-12 schools in Fort Myers and Naples, clinical services, consultations and community training, and adult residential, vocational training and employment services. The acquisition will include name changes for the schools, group home and adult day training center. Once the acquisition is finalized the entities will be known as the Easter Seals Lily Academy of Fort Myers and Easter Seals Lily Academy of Naples, the Easter Seals Spanbauer Residence and the Easter Seals Adult Day Training Center. For the past year, Eden Autism Services has been working with Dr. Patricia Wright, the Easter Seals National Director of Autism Services to incorporate the Eden Curriculum and staff training protocols into their autism services nationally, said Tom McCool, president and CEO of Eden Autism Services. Easter Seals was a natural fit when we looked for a partner to acquire our Florida operations. Easter Seals has made a commitment to expand autism services to help individuals living with autism live full and independent lives, said Sue Ventura, president and CEO of Easter Seals Florida. The acquisition of Eden Floridas programs, with their deep level of expertise in autism, will help us further this mission. We will work with Eden to ensure a smooth transition for our students, adults and staff.Debra Lynne, Vice President of Programs for Easter Seals Florida, will oversee all programs and services. The program management team includes: Ryan Curran, BCBA Director of Behavior Services Betsy Taylor Program Director Jackie Indriago Director, Lily Academy of Naples at the Eimerman Center Cari Pusateri Director, Lily Academy of Fort Myers at the First Presbyterian ChurchEstablished in 1948, Easter Seals Florida has six statewide offices providing developmental preschool, child care services and adult day services. They are located in the Keys, West Palm Beach, Tampa, Orlando, Brevard County and Southwest Florida. For more information, contact Debra Lynne at 277-9818 or DLynne@ fl.easterseals.com. Superior InteriorsFood For Thought On Flooringby Cindy MalszyckiFloors are the second largest and broadest expanse of color in a room the first being walls. They are also the most permanent feature, replaced less easily and less often than wall treatments or even upholstered furniture. Purchase and installation costs are substantial, so its important to select floors with an eye to the future, For many reasons, its best to consider investing in the best quality possible for your budget. That doesnt necessarily mean buying the most expensive flooring, In estimating what you are willing to invest, consider the life span of your floor covering. This will help give you a truer picture of cost and what is truly the most economical for you, your budget and your lifestyle. And by all means, consider using the services of a professional interior decorator to assist you in this important buying decision, Modem technology has made flooring more attractive, varied and practical. Such natural materials as wood. marble, stone. slate, clay tile and wool are still high in initial cost, but may not be in the long run because of their durability. Manmade flooring materials such as vinyl and carpets of synthetic fibers come in price ranges able to fit almost any reasonable budget. Cindy Malszycki is an interior designer on Sanibel/Captiva Islands. She can be reached at cindy@decden. net. Complimentary Skin Cancer ScreeningHarris Dermatology will be offering a complimentary skin cancer screening at the Sanibel Recreation Center on Friday, January 18 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Screenings are quick and easy. The exam is a noninvasive, visual inspection of exposed areas of the body that will be done after a brief medical history is completed. No appointment or registration necessary walk-ins are welcome. 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.


29B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 18, 2013 Dr. DaveGoing Against The Grainby Dr. Dave HepburnCeliac disease is usually best left to Dr. Rob Sealey(yak) rather than myself, as he is tickled pink to have both a disease and a Posturepedic pillow named in his honor. He is now going for a breakfast cereal, a Death Star and a fungus. Celiac disease which affects about one in approximately 133,638 folks is all about an adverse reaction to gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye and barley, which translated means whatever, whatever and beer. Antibodies, triggered by gluten, flatten tiny fingers in the intestines, called villi, which are needed to absorb any nutrients found in Dennys Sunshine Breakfast. Celiac disease comes complete with any intestinal symptom you can think of, as well as some outside the gut symptoms including fatigue, arthritis, numbness depression and anemia. What is a mystery is why the incidence of celiac disease is rising sharply and even being diagnosed in people as old as 70 who previously have eaten gluten safely all their lives. The pleasant part about celiac disease from a doctors perspective is that we can test for it by means of a blood test or, if we want to be really certain or are in an intrusive mood, we can ram a long tube the size of an anaconda, through your nose, snake it down into your small intestine and tear out a piece. Your choice. The other pleasant part is that we dont have to get out our prescription pad and scribble another illegible prescription which prompts Zbiegniwtzkiskaya, the local pharmacist, to call us to interpret what we wrote, even though we cant interpret what the hell hes saying. (Its a miracle when you actually get the drug meant for you.) This phone intrusion on our precious time could cost us a stroke, as it might take our focus off an important putt. Rather than medication, if you have celiac disease, we can simply tell you to go on a gluten-free diet and then go play Space Invaders in the back. Well, Doc, I dont mind going on a diet. I could do to lose a few pounds. Sorry, but a gluten-free diet will leave you with a sorry butt. It is a diet where you may well gain a few pounds. As a gluten-free glutton, youll free your glutes from ever trying to squeeze into those lulu lemons again. But what if you are plagued with celiac-like symptoms yet your celiac blood test comes back negative? (Note: In medicine, negative is a positive thing... the same way that a positive test is a negative thing. But to be positively certain that your negative test isnt positive, test your negative test for a possible positive by means of a bowel biopsy, which would negate your negative blood test, leaving you feeling positively negative.) What if, despite a negative test, when you go off gluten, you feel so much better? Sort of goes against the grain. Well, you might actually have celiacs more popular cousin, gluten sensitivity. Affecting about one in 20 people, folks are lining up to get it like it were the latest iphart. Yes, doctor, I would like a test for celiac disease, floating stools and can I get 3,000 minutes on my calling plan. Why? Is it a fad, or possibly a medical excuse for that elevator eruption disruption? My apologies, but it really is my doctors fault. He told me I have gluten sensitivity. Gluten (Latin for glue) is a protein that makes bread and cakes chewy (Rhymes with gluey). It gives elasticity to dough (like having your cheque bounce?). It thickens soups and malts up the Schlitz. In fact, beer is one of the things that is loaded in gluten, which means that many men are now tossing the newspaper aside uttering epithets like quack, not realizing that this is a compliment... to a Wisequack. Dr. Daves book The Doctor is In(sane) is now available for those with a sense of humor and half a sense of health. 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ISLAND SUN JANUARY 18, 201330B Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: What do you consider the best form of exercise to reduce stress?A: Physical fitness is an important part of achieving optimal health and stress reduction. It makes you feel better and adds to self-esteem. This is very important in a culture where many people dont seems concerned about their bodies, but gradually more of us want to look and feel better. Exercise is one of the keys to weight loss. Most people who exercise regularly maintain a normal weight. Exercise helps you to feel alert, more focused and alive. It aids digestion, increases muscle mass, and helps prevent osteoporosis, improves your libido and helps you sleep better. Have you ever noticed that people who enjoy exercise look happier and younger? If you are overweight proper diet and exercise will go a long way toward helping you lose weight and keep it off. There is no one exercise plan that fits all. If you like to jog, then jog. Some people prefer a fitness center while others enjoy the outdoors. If you are someone who is not selfmotivated get an exercise buddy or exercise with a group. Recreation centers have many classes that are fun and great exercise, such as a spin class, aerobics, pilates, water aerobics and many more. Make sure you do plenty of stretching before and after any exercise. The most important thing is to exercise regularly. Check with your health professional before starting any exercise regimen. You may be the type who prefers to exercise at home, you may even want to purchase a treadmill or an elliptical trainer. There are many DVDs of different exercise regimens available. A word to the wise, start easily, you want to like it and not get so sore that you decide to quit. Again, it is finding the optimal exercise that works for you. I am one of the fortunate ones in that I like to exercise. I dont always like a hard core workout, but enjoy the outdoors and being in nature. Personally, if I had to choose a favorite form of exercise, it would be hiking. There is something so freeing about being out in nature and it makes me feel good. I hike with my dogs, and they enjoy it as much as I do. We can all find our niche. If you have not exercised in a few days and you feel the desire to get out and move, you are well on your way! If you are uncertain where to begin, it might be worth the investment to hire a personal trainer to get started. It can be motivational because you are committing to an actual appointment and learning how to work with your body in a safe, effective way. Affirmations to consider with exercise: I allow myself to exercise to keep my body slender, healthy and fit. I allow myself to be attracted to the exercises that are best for me. I allow myself to enjoy a regular exercise routine. I allow myself to easily exercise to achieve and maintain my ideal body weight. MDA Muscle Walk & RideOn Saturday, January 19, more than 200 walkers and people using wheelchairs and scooters will participate in the Fort Myers 2013 Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Muscle Walk & Ride, presented by Harley-Davidson at Hammond Stadium. The event is expected to raise more than $30,000 to help the MDA serve area residents with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle diseases. We hope you all come out to walk or ride to help MDA and our local families we serve. This is a day for our community to come together to help MDA fund worldwide research and to provide unparralled health care services to people with muscle diseases, said Kim Viquesney, MDA Executive Director-Fort Myers, Lets take a victory lap together outside of Hammond Stadium to help local families for whom MDA is a singular beacon of help and hope. Muscle Walk participants and teams can register for the event by visiting www. musclewalkmda.org/2013musclewalkride by contacting the local MDA office at 437-6900; or by registering at the event at 9 a.m. Individuals are encouraged to raise at least $100, the cost to fund a flu shot and one minute of MDA research seeking treatments and cures for muscle diseases. Riders are also welcome to join in the Jim Perno Muscle Ride portion of the walk by Harley-Davidson. This year will be a Scrabble Run and all participants will receive one or two letters at each stop, totaling seven. At the last stop, all riders must check-in and create a word with the letters. The rider with the highest score will be placed on the scoreboard. The Fort Myers 2013 MDA Muscle Walk & Ride is proudly sponsored by Harley-Davidson, Hill Rom, Kohls Cares, Right at Home, Assisting Hands Home Care and Ocean Conversions and Mobility, Inc. Fox 4s Emily Dishnow will be emceeing the event as well. To register with MDA, schedule an appointment, or to find out about a myriad of MDA services available to local families, contact the MDA office in Fort Myers at 437-6900. Voted Best Pharmacy on the Island 5 years in a row!ISLAND PHARMACY Over 9,000 Insurances Accepted and All Medicare D We carry nebulizers, crutches, wound care 239-472-6188Every Day Items Also! We specialize in Customer Satisfaction Caring for you and about you2330 Palm Ridge Rd, Unit 12 Sanibel Island, FL 33957Fax 239-472-6144 Bite and Itch LotionSmall Store Feel, National Chain Periwinkle Way Palm Ridge Road Periwinkle Way Pharmacists Reggie Mathai and Burl Sizemore Pharmacists Reggie Mathai and Burl Sizemore TM/MC Heath MartPHARMACY JD Powers Award In the Palm Ridge Plaza In the Palm Ridge Plaza Indispensable Advice from Dr. Dave Get your copy of Dr. Daves Book at Sanibel Island Books and Gifts,1571 Periwinkle Way 472-5223 Top Realtor Susan McCallion, realtor, is Pfeifer Realty Groups top sales agent for 2012. As a full-time realtor and Sanibel resident, Susan specializes in Sanibel and Captiva real estate sales. McCallions clients benefit from her rigorous research, comprehensive island knowledge, attention to detail and her boundless energy. Join us in congratulating Susan McCallion, Pfeifer Realty Groups top sales agent in 2012. Susan McCallion ISLAND SUN BUSINESS NEWSMAKERS


31B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 18, 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, I am exhausted from caring for my sick husband. He has been ill from multiple strokes for the past five years and in his bed for the last three years. I know he doesnt like the situation, and I never thought it would last this long. I have little help, no social life and health problems of my own, and I now am getting very resentful and question whether he will outlive me. I know it is not his fault, but what do you suggest I do? We dont have the money for him to go to a nursing home. Mary J. Dear Mary J: Caring for a sick family member is very hard. The official name for your feelings is caretakers stress. There are a number of things that need to be done if they have not already been done. Seeing an attorney to review your finances and financial planning is essential. You need to make sure that there will be finances for your care should you need it. Contact your doctor, your church, your friends and other social agencies in the area and ask questions about support services. The support services you need to inquire about are in-home services, like aide services, sitter services and any services that could ease your care burden. Find out how services are paid, private or through insurance. Visit any local assisted living community and ask about respite care or temporary care for your husband in an assisted living community. Pryce Dear Mary J: Caring for a sick spouse can be deadly for an older person. Frequently, the elderly caregiver has health problems of his or her own and becomes sicker and frailer, and after a while cannot continue to give care. Research has shown that elderly caregivers die four years earlier than other spouses. Most insurance companies pay for health problems for the caregiver but not for prevention of health problems. Respite care for the caregiver now is something that church groups in their outreach programs are frequently offering. Caregivers have told me that even a two hour break can be helpful to the stressed-out spouse. What you describe is becoming a major public health problem, and many families are investing in long-term health insurance. This, of course, must be done before there is need, but it could help ease the possibility of a future burden. Lizzie Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. From page 28BMemory Lossher that it may get better after completion of the chemo. Next, increase colorful fruits and vegetables in the diet, keeping it free of anything refined or processed. Exercising 30 minutes a day can improve chemo brain by shuttling more glucose to the brain. There are supplements at health food stores or online that nourish the brain, providing more glucose and improved blood flow. Ask your oncologist if some of the following would be beneficial for your partner: vinpocetine, ginkgo biloba, bacopa, phosphatidylserine, coconut oil and DHA. In fact, any of you with memory loss should ask your doctor about these supplements. 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 Compression Only CPR CourseThe American Red Cross Compression Only CPR course will be held Sunday, January 20 from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Sanibel Recreation Center. The purpose of this American Red Cross course is to teach untrained bystanders how to perform hands-only CPR. Having more citizen bystanders trained in this simple skill can help save lives by putting more cardiac arrest victims within a few steps of lifesaving assistance. There is no cost for this course but pre-registration is preferred. For more information and to register call the Sanibel Recreation Center. 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 their web site at www.mysanibel.com. Let Our Family ... Take Care of Your FamilyInternal and Family Medicine 6160 Winkler Road Fort M y er s 239.482.1010Medical Care Close to Home In South Fort Myers Acce p tin g new p atients. M ed i ca r e a n d m ost insurances acce p ted. B ook your a pp ointment today online : Family Medicine 7780 Cambr i dge Manor Place Fort Myer s 239.275.6778 Send your editorial copy to:press@islandsunnews.com


PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY LAWN MAINTENAN C E LAWN MAINTENAN C E PET S ITTIN G Island Pet SittingKelly TyrrellIsland Resident395-9999kellyatyrrell@me.com NEW H O ME S REM O DELIN G & ADDITI O N S New Homes Consulting Remodeling Contracting P.O. Box 143 Sanibel Island, FL Phone: 239-472-2601 Fax: 239-472-6506 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 LAWN S ERVI C E P.O. Box 1067 Estero, FL 33929 Joe Scarnato (239) 849-6163scarnatolawn@aol.comScarnato Lawn ServiceLawn Service, Shrubs and Tree Trimming Weeding, Irrigation Repair and Inspection, Installation of Plants, Trees and Mulch (one month free service available) TRAVEL AGENCY 239.472.3171AllWaysTravel@LeighKlein.comCruises, Vacation Packages Leisure & Corporate TravelLeigh Klein OwnerSanibel, FL 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 18, 2013Top 10 Real Estate Sales Development CityYear BuiltSquare FootageListing PriceSelling PriceDays on Market Sunset Trace Estero2002 2,908 699,900620,000 427 Safety Harbor ClubCaptiva2009 2,696 599,000562,500 341 Cape Coral Cape Coral2004 2,421 530,000495,000 137 Vasari Bonita Springs2004 2,543 499,000475,000 183 Siesta IslesFort Myers Beach1979 3,102 499,900470,000 641 No DevelopmentFort Myers2007 6,212 399,900401,000 196 Palaco GrandeCape Coral1975 2,210 369,00350,000 65 Cape Coral Cape Coral1993 1,821 350,000335,000 12 Cape Royal Cape Coral2003 2,144 314,900315,000 21 Eagle Ridge Fort Myers2003 2,249 300,000295,000 126Courtesy of Royal Shell Real Estate


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 CO MPUTER S ERVI C E S 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 REMODELING C U S T O M H O ME BUILDER We do it all from repairing a door to adding a 2nd FloorNew Construction TooP. O. Box 922 Sanibel, FL 33957 Fax (239) 472-8449DeCorte FourCustom Home Builders, Inc. Ron DeCorte #CBC058483 Ph (239) 472-8446 DeCorteFour.com CO N S TRU C TI O N Custom Home Building|Remodels Design Service Available Sanibel Owned & OperatedOf ce Phone & Fax 239-472-6711 Joseph Mills Lic. #CBC058789William Mills Lic. #CBC058788 MILLS BROTHERS BUILDING CONTRACTORS 33B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 18, 2013 FIND AT LEAST SIX DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PANELS


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: 841-4302EDU C ATI O NAL CO N S ULTIN G Wright Educational ConsultingBehavioral erapy / Motivational Counseling & Secondary / College Placement / SAT PREPPeter R. Wright, M.A.T., Ed.S. 215 LaGrange Street, Boston, MA 2604 Roosevelt Place, Sanibel, FL Phone: (617) 872-2968 Email: prockwellwright@gmail.com W: W righteducationalconsulting.com IECA Associate Member 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 availablePROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY 34B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 18, 2013 Coconut Snapper with Spinach Endive Saut 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided 4 6-ounce snapper filets 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, peeled and grated 1/2 cup diced onion, divided 1 cup canned coconut milk 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1 teaspoon soy sauce 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped 1 head Belgian endive, thin sliced 1 10-ounce bag spinach, washed Season fillets with salt and pepper. In large saut pan, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat. Cook fillets 3 to 4 minutes per side until cooked through. Remove fish from skillet and keep warm. For coconut sauce, return pan to heat and cook garlic, ginger and 1/4 cup onion until tender. Add coconut milk, lime juice, soy sauce, hot sauce and bring to a boil. Lower heat and add cilantro; simmer for 5 minutes. In a separate, large skillet, heat the ng oil over mediumhigh heat. Saut remaining 1/4 cup onion, endive and spinach until greens are just wilted. Serve fillets with sauce over sauted vegetables. Yields four servings Nutritional Value Per Serving Calories 400, Calories From Fat 222, Total Fat 25g, Saturated Fat 13g, Trans Fatty Acid 0g, Cholesterol 63mg, Total Carbohydrates 7g, Protein 38g, Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0g. Coconut Snapper with Spinach Endive Saut


PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY PUZZLE ANSWERS SUDOKU KING CROSSWORD MAGIC MAZE SUPER CROSSWORD SCRAMBLERS CONTRACTORS HOME BUILDINGA full service contractor dedicated to exceptional quality at a reasonable price.Voted Best of the Islands 10 times since 1999New Construction Remodeling Commercial(239)472-0200Michael J. ValiquetteGENERAL CONTRACTORIsland Resident Lic. #CGC056909 Hurricane Protection Consultant FI S HIN G C HARTERLight Tackle Sport Fishing Tarpon Snook Red sh & More p CAPT. MAT CAPT. MAT T T MI MI TCHELL TCHELL USCG USCG Licensed Licensed & Insured & InsuredC: (239) 340-8651www.captmattmitchell.com email: captmattmitchell@aol.comTREE & LAWN CARE Jesus Hernandez J LAWN CARE & TREE SERVICE482-7350 12 years serving San-Cap & Ft. MyersLandscaping Tree Service Stump Grinding Landscape Design Ponds Landscape Refurbishing Pepper Clearing Lbtn Cbfr Db Licensed & Insured Free Estimateswww.jesuslawncare.comEMAIL: jesuslawncare@gmail.com G LA SS Stevens & Sons GlassReplacement Impact Windows & Sliding Doors, Mirrors, Tub & Shower Enclosures, Store Fronts, Porch Enclosures, French Doors, Plate Glass2416 Palm Ridge Road Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Phone: (239) 472-0032 Fax: (239) 472-0680Insured Licensed# S2-11975Specialists in impact condo complex replacement C OMPUTERS R OO FIN G SERVING LEE COUNTY FOR OVER 25 YEARSRE-ROOFS/REPAIRS WE FIX LEAKSALL WORK GUARANTEED CCC 1327986239.334.0334 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 18, 2013


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REAL ESTATE VACATION RENTAL VACATION RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL CAR FOR SALE WANTED TO BUY LOST AND FOUND BOATS CANOES KAYAKS FOR SALE FOR SALE CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON 37B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 18, 2013FOR RENTHome to Share. Large outside deck, carport, laundry room. Furnished $500. + utilities, female. N/P, N/S. Call 239-699-5320NS 11/23 CC TFN ANNUAL RENTAL2/2 UF condo with den. On canal, East End of Sanibel. W/D, boat dock, deeded beach access, covered parking. $1,500/month. Call 239-728-1920.RS 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 CASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280 RS 1/18 CC 3/8 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 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 472-5800RS 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 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 GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION 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.comRS 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 DESIRABLE EAST END CONDO RENTAL2 bedroom/2 bath, 2nd oor updated condo. Walk to Lighthouse, Marina, beaches and restaurants. Bike path, canal access, covered parking. Monthly/seasonal rental by owner. 239-579-0886 or janluc@comcast.netNS 1/18 CC 1/18 FOR RENTTwo-bedroom cottage on Sanibel. Furnished. Ground-level. On quiet street near Gulf beach. Available month of FEBRUARY 2013. Livingroom, dinette, full kitchen, 2 bedrooms, bath, screened/ glassed-in lanai. Carport, w/d. $2,900 per month plus tax. Cable and all utilities furnished. Call owner 239-312-4164 or 859-749-7574.NS 1/18 CC 1/25 ESTATE SALEJan. 18, 19, 20 Antiques & Uniques. Dont miss this one. 3316 St. Kilda Road, near Lake Murex. Early Birds Welcome. Rain or Shine. RS 1/18 CC 1/18 GARAGE SALESaturday, January 19, 7am to 12 noon. 9454 Cotton Court, Sanibel. Housewares, furniture, general misc. items, mixed bag.NS 1/18 CC 1/18 GARAGE SALE401 Tiree Circle 9-12 Saturday, January 19 Good furniture, wall hangings, mirrors, foos ball table and more. Please No Early Birds!NS 1/18 CC 1/18 MOVING SALEJANUARY 19TH, SATURDAY 8:00 A.M4:00 799 CASA YBEL ROAD ANTIQUES, FURN, ART. KITCHEN, TOOLS EVERYTHING! LOW PRICES DO NOT MISS!NS 1/18 CC 1/18 RESIDENTIAL RENTALSCharming Sanibel Cottage Rental One bedrm full bath & kitchen w/d tile r some furnishings. Includes H2O u pay electric $920/month plus security. 2431 Rear Periwinkle Way. Call 239-472-5222NS 1/18 CC TFN FURNITUREBeautiful Creme Colored Pull-Out Couch with Tan swivel chair. $250 for both or best offer. Call Shannon at 239-214-5791NS 1/18 CC 1/18 ANNUAL RENTAL SANIBEL2BR/1BA, 1/2 Duplex East End Walk to Beach, Newly Remodeled, Adorable, Private Deck, W&D in unit No Pets, non-smoking unit. $1,295. + utilities. Call Bob 410-913-2234RS 1/18 CC TFN OPEN HOUSE WEST GULF DRIVESunday, January 20th, 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 1/18 CC 1/18 Duggers Cottage #6Serene Sanibel hideaway, great rental income, one of the best buys on the island!Sold by the Moran Realty GroupFree Real Estate Seminar, Mondays, 4 PM, Bank of the Islands, No Obligation, No Sales Pitch, Just InformationCall to con rm John Gee & Company Realtors NS 1/18 BM TFN SOLD


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 18, 2013Email your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com Hello, my name is Norman Love and I am a two-year old male white and tan Catahoula. Im a handsome boy with beautiful blue eyes. When people walk past my kennel, I get very excited because I love people so much. Actually, Im a very calm and gentle dog. Just come by the shelter to meet me and I will show you how charming I can be. Maybe we could even share some treats together. My adoption fee is $55 (regularly $75) during Animal Services Real Housepets of Lee County Adoption Promotion. Hello, my name is Bubbles and I am a one-year-old spayed female gray tabby cat. I am an energetic but very well-behaved young lady. Whatever toy I am playing with is my favorite whether its a feather on a stick or a catnip mouse. When Im not busy playing, I love to be held and cuddled. Im sure I would make a great addition to your family. 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. Norman Love ID# 553423 photos by squaredogphoto.com Bubbles ID# 533916




1149 Periwinkle Way 239/472-0176 fax 239/472-0350 11526 Andy Rosse Lane 239/472-1270 fax 239-472-1268 11509 Andy Rosse Lane 239/472-1395www.jnaislandrealestate.com SUNDIAL K-203 Direct Gulf Front. Beautiful condominium at Sanibel Islands only resort. Two bedrooms, 2 baths and fully furnished with everything you need for a fabulous vacation residence. Currently doing extremely well in Sundials on-site rental program. Sparkling second floor gulf views from the family room, kitchen and master bedroom with sliding glass doors to the screened in lanai. Has updated kitchen and baths and is the least expensive direct gulf residence in Sundial Resort. Enjoy glowing sunsets, walks on the beach or a dip in the pool just steps from your home. Dont miss out on this opportunity! Offered for $784,500 Contact Kelly Palmer Clark 239/634-7629SUNDIAL SPECIAL ST. CHARLES HARBOUR YACHT & RACQUET CLUB -15721 CHATFIELDOne of the best locations in Fort Myers for the serious boater. This former model home offers over 6400 sq ft of living area on the upper two levels while the lower level has an additional 1887 SF under air, 3 car garage plus additional storage. This must see home includes elevator, formal living and dining rooms, executive office, gourmet kitchen open to family room, butlers pantry, and beautiful heated pool. Top level is the master retreat that includes a large bedroom, wet bar, spacious walk in closets, exercise room, storage/ gift wrapping room, a steam room, and an observation deck. Keep your boat at the central marina that is only steps away. St. Charles offers 24 hour guarded/gated security, full-time dock master, club house, restaurant, and tennis. Moments to Sanibel and FM Beach. Offered for $1,195,000. Contact Nancy Finch 239/822-7825TRADEWINDSWonderful 3 Bedroom 3 Bath Tradewinds Near Beach Home. Privacy is enhanced by white fenced yard, caged topaz pool and lush green tropical landscaping. Step inside and instantly you will see this property was designed with that calming easy-living island atmosphere in mind. Cozy but still spacious so your family can enjoy that relaxed beach home feeling. Tradewinds owners also benefit from an exclusive Beach Access with plenty of parking so you, your family and friends can enjoy the warm sun soaked sands and breathtaking Sanibel Sunsets. Peaceful surroundings, stellar sunsets, restful beaches, relaxed outdoors, easy maintenance. This home will make sure everyday feels like a day at the beach.. Offered for $659,000. Contact George Kohlbrenner 239/565-8805 CROWN COLONYGated living at its finest!!! This 3/2/2 is located in the highly desirable Crown Colony gated community. Home features 18 inch tile throughout, granite surfaces, crown molding, stainless steel appliances, custom lighting, brick pavers, lush-tropical landscaping, high ceilings, luxurious master bathroom with soaker tub and MUCH MORE!! This home is in tip top condition and is move in ready. Offered for $359,922. Contact Connie Walters Ms Listr at 239/841-4540 or Tracy Walters Mr. Listr 239/994-7975ONE OF THE BEST LOCATIONS IN PALMETTO POINTThis home is in excellent condition with great curb appeal. Pool overlooks canal with a 90 foot One of the best locations in Palmetto Point. This home is in excellent condition with great curb appeal. Pool overlooks canal with a 90 foot concrete dock across from the Preserve. 3 large bedrooms all with full baths. Formal living and dining. Very private setting. Concrete dock across from the Preserve. 3 large bedrooms all with full baths. Formal living and dining. Very private setting. Offered for $799,000 Contact Ralph Galietti 239/-826-5897 or Cathy Galietti 239/826-5807CAPTIVA1102 Tallow Tree Court amongst the Beach Homesites of South Seas Resort. With the Beach Homesites the owners own their land and the community consists of three private streets, community pool and tennis courts. Built in 2001 there is none other like this and first time to ever hit the market. 5 bedroom, 4. Bath, Direct Gulf Front. Sold fully furnished and accessorized. Offering Price: $3,300,000 Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632DIRECTLY ON SAN CARLOS BAY!!Views from almost every room. This remodeled home offers a pool with hot tub, two guest suites on 3rd level with a morning kitchen, entertainment area, large walk in closets, stunning balcony views of the bay. Master suite on main level and an office/4th bedroom., Stone, tile, crown molding, impact glass on all windows and doors, over sized 2+ car garage. The wild life, dolphins, manatees and more can be enjoyed in this quiet & gorgeous home. This is a must see. Offered for $2,495,000. Contact Tracy Mr. Listr/ 994-7975 or Connie Ms Listr 239/841-4540PUNTA RASSA 1103Absolutely smashing high elevation unit with breathtaking views of San Carlos Bay. Brand new Kraftmaid kitchen, granite counter tops, Moen faucet,Maytag washer and dryer. This unit comes with a deeded parking space and brand new furniture. Offered for $379,000. Contact Marianne Stewart 239/560-6420 2749 WULFERTSpectacular 3 bedroom 3 bath furnished Villa Home in great location with lovely views of lake and 18th fairway of Sanctuary Golf Club. Courtyard entrance with separate mother-in-law suite. Dramatic great room featuring 15 ft. tray ceilings, crown molding, gas fireplace, & 8 ft. doors leading to brick terrace & pool area. Custom kitchen with granite island, 2 pantries, built in desk. Master suite features 11 ft. tray ceilings with crown molding, fire place, and oversized walk-in closet & luxurious marble master bath. 3rd bedroom is furnished as library. Offering carefree living with yard & pool maintained by association. Just steps to the clubhouse and tennis / fitness facility. Offered for 995,000. Contact Toby Tolp 239/848-0433, Steve Harrell 239/565-1277 or Kasey Harrell 239/850-7602NEAR BEACH3 Bedroom, 3 Bath home across the street from the beach located in Palm Lake Subdivision off of prestigious West Gulf Drive. This home has an open floor plan, wood burning fireplace, 2 car garage, extra Murphy beds, screened sundeck and a separate attached pod that can be used as a private office or a private guest bedroom with full bath. Offered for $495,500 Contact Connie Walters Ms Listr 239/8414540 or Tracy Walters Mr. Listr 239/994-7975CROWN COLONY 8908 DARTMOOR Lowest priced 4 bedroom home in Crown Colony! Has a private pool & spa with a lake view. Two baths, living/dining room combo, granite eat-in kitchen and family room. Included use of activity centers exercise room, pool and tennis. Membership in the Golf Club optional. Offered for $365,000 Contact Larry Hahn 239/898-8789BEACHVIEW 1213 PARVIEWBeautifully maintained golf course home located on a magnificent lot with Southern exposure. Home includes 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, office, family room, built-ins, volume ceilings. Split floor plan/split level guest bedrooms. House is bright and airy and has a great floor plan. Pool area is lush and tropical. Home is meticulously kept and is close to beach. Offered for $890,000. Contact Ralph Galietti 239/826-5897 or Cathy Galietti 239/826-5807. NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING Visit our newest of ce location at Sundial Beach Resort 1451 Middle Gulf Drive 239/472-1478Serving the Islands Since 197540B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 18, 2013