Island sun


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Island sun
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Island sun (Sanibel, Fla.)
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v. : ill. (some col.) ; 36 cm.
Lorin Visek & Ken Rasi
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Sanibel, Fla
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United States of America -- Florida -- Lee -- Sanibel
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Vol. 1, no. 1 (July 2, 1993)-
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"Sanibel and Captiva Islands."

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NOVEMBER SUNRISE/SUNSET: 6:52 5:37 6:53 5:36 6:54 5:36 6:55 5:36 6:55 5:36 6:56 5:36 6:57 5:36 VOL. 21, NO. 22 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA NOVEMBER 22, 2013 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands Read Us Online at Trolley Stops Announced For Luminary FestivalOrganizers for the 29th annual Luminary Festival released the initial lineup of trolley stops for both the Sanibel (Friday, December 6) and Captiva (Saturday, December 7) celebrations. Festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will finish at 9 p.m. on each evening. Additional trolley stops and entertainers/refreshment information may be added or adjusted as the event draws closer. Sanibel Friday, December 6 1. Trolley stop: east end/Pinocchios/ Lighthouse Caf refreshments, food 2. Trolley stop: Jerrys Center 3. Trolley stop: Tahitian Gardens Cracker Blues Band, refreshments in most of the stores Forever Green/Cips Place refreshments Eileen Fisher light refreshments 4. Trolley stop: Periwinkle Place music and refreshments throughout the plaza 5. Trolley stop: Herb Strauss Theater lot/The Community House open house 6. Trolley stop: The Village Shops Island Brass, refreshments and entertainment 7. Trolley stop: Olde Sanibel Shoppes Sanibel School Choir, Herb Strauss Theatre singers, refreshments 8. Trolley Stop: Baileys Center Cypress Lake High School a capella choir, refreshments George & Wendys Seafood Grille live music from 6 to 9 p.m., drink specials and food Zebra Frozen Yogurt frozen treats, carols from BIG ARTS Community Chorus Islander Center/Phoenix Law/ MacIntosh Books refreshments Captiva Saturday, December 7 1. Trolley stop: South Seas Island Resort Chadwicks Square Kay Casperson Spa & Boutique libations and hors doeuvres, Carol Karaoke 2. Trolley stop: Captiva Village Square/ The Bubble Room refreshments and carols 3. Trolley stop: Andy Rosse Lane/ McCarthys Marina refreshments and entertainment 4. Trolley stop: The Green Flash Restaurant refreshments and entertainment 5. Trolley stop: Tween Waters Inn refreshments and entertainment. BIG ARTS Presents Renowned Dance Troupe BIG ARTS will present the renowned dance and music troupe ArcheDream for HUMANKIND on Saturday, November 30 at 7:30 p.m. Featuring fantastical costumes and supernatural dreamscape sets illuminated by ultra-violet light, ArcheDream for HUMANKIND portrays archetypal characters in mythical allegories. The Philadelphia-based artists will be performing their longest running show, Deep Blue (2004), which showcases solo and group dances with mystical characters experiencing a world like no other. Elements and emotions come to life through theater and dance, setting the stage in a quest to unite, uplift and empower youth and adults alike. The captivating characters are depicted through hand-painted masks, surreal costumes and elaborate puppetry, incorporating music and dance throughout the magical and visually stunning performance. With mesmerizing costumes and intriguing illusions, Deep Blue is fun for all ages and will leave the audience wondering, Was that just a dream? Tickets are $5 each for children 17 and under as well as for students with valid student ID. Adult tickets are $35. continued on page 4 ArcheDream for HUMANKIND member New Events At Captiva Holiday Village This SeasonA new twist has been added to the 2013 Captiva Holiday Village celebration. South Seas Island Resort will open its gates to the public this holiday season, and its all for a worthy cause. The Holiday Stroll weekends at South Seas Island Resort will benefit Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. During two weekends, the resort will host the South Seas Holiday Stroll, where attendees can access the resort grounds and marina that will be aglow with lights, entertainment, arts and crafts, and visits with Santa. From December 12 to 15 and 19 to 22, South Seas will admit anyone who has purchased a Captiva Village Coupon Book for $20. Each book includes $500 worth of coupons from island businesses. They also include a ride on the Jolly Trolley, which will run from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. continued on page 5 Captiva Holiday Village Mullet March


ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 22, 20132 A Few Facts About Sea Level Risesubmitted by Ken and Kate Gooderham, ASBPA executive directorsThe recent anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, which fell in the vicinity of a new report from the Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change (IPCC), inspired some thoughtful discussion about coastal concerns, the future and what we all should be doing about them. Unfortunately, it also inspired a few issuances from the usual suspects who use any excuse to beat the drum for their favorite (and deeply flawed) answers to every coastal problem even some we didnt know existed. Since these folks often present faulty conclusions based on skewed, disconnected or nonexistent science, we wanted to clarify the facts about some of the canards they regularly trot out for media and public consumption: Rising sea level will cause more erosion No. Higher water levels may cover more of the beach, but the level of the seas is not a factor in erosion in the way that waves, winds and inlets (or other disruptions in the flow of sand along the coast) are. Putting sand back on the beach is a bad investment, particularly of public funds How is spending millions of dollars to protect billions of dollars in property (and property taxes) a bad idea? Study after study has put the return on investment for coastal protection anywhere from eightfold to more than 300:1, depending on which financial measurement you use. Rising sea level will mean rising costs to protect our coasts Again, these two thoughts are not connected. Coastal costs may rise for a number of reasons availability of sand, our countrys dredging capacity, regulatory restrictions, and so on but rising seas is not one of them. Retreat is the only reasonable response to sea level rise Quite the contrary: Retreat is probably the most unreasonable response. Sea level could be going up inches, maybe a foot (the final number is still unclear), and you want to force people to abandon billions of dollars worth of property (for which theyre going to want to be compensated) and billions of dollars in infrastructure (which will need to be removed and a not-inconsiderable cost) while throwing away billions of dollars in tax revenue (which will be needed to pay for this rash retreat and will probably not be replicated when you force people to move inland away from the coast) and you call that reasonable? Storms such as Superstorm Sandy are conclusive proof that retreat is the only answer No, but storms such as Sandy prove that wide beaches, high dunes and sound building policies do make a huge difference in coastal survivability. The fact that adjacent communities suffered very disproportionate damages from Sandy, anomalies that can only be attributed to differences in beaches, dunes and buildings, was graphic and telling. Sea level rise will inundate coastal communities Yes, if all those communities sit by for years and years, doing nothing as sea levels slowly creep higher. But lets remember were not talking about a tsunami here sea level rise is a gradual increase in levels that can very successfully be countered by raising the level of your coastline or, more specifically, your beach dune line as a barrier against rising seas. Sea level rise will mean more and stronger storms affecting the coast Another dubious connection of two disparate ideas. Higher sea levels by themselves will have little to no effect on the frequency or strength of coastal weather events. The only real impact may be that water surge levels might be higher if you start from a higher base sea level but thats a miniscule portion of the overall storm surge, which is far more dependent on wind direction, tidal timing and the capacity of a storm to pile up water to push ashore at landfall. Storms may end up being stronger over time if water temperatures rise (which is a contributing factor to sea level rise as well), but thats a very different discussion. For more information, go to, Facebook or MUSIC LESSONSJennifer ValiquettePrivate Instruction on Piano, Saxophone, & Flute Sanibel and Fort MyersPhone: 239-989-7799 Web: www.sanibelschoolofmusic.weebly.comShare your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email 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.


3 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 22, 2013Docents Meet Early Islanders In Villages Second Training SessionAt least 40 docents, both veterans and new, attended a very special training class at the Historical Village on November 11. They were greeted on the porch of the old School for White Children by Annie Mead Matthews Bailey, Nancy McCann, Clarence Rutland, Mabel Critchley and Daisy Mayer. The group broke into three tours, each led by an experienced tour guide, Bill Bachman, Bonnie Frankel and Jeri Magg. The tours were staggered to give the early islanders time to catch their breath. Dorothy Donaldson portrayed Annie Mead Matthews Bailey, the wife of Frank Bailey and mother of Francis, John and Sam. Stationed in the Old Bailey General Store, she explained about the Bailey familys impact on island life as well as their family tree. Deb Gleason became school teacher Nancy McCann, who taught from the 1950s to the early 1960s. She was the last teacher at the old schoolhouse. Twenty to 30 students from grades one to six were seated together. After lunch, all played in a softball game, weather permitting. Nannette Laurion played Miss Charlotta Matthews, sometimes called by the nickname Chebum, in the Tea Room. She entertained her guests with lively stories of the Tea Rooms many lives from proposed gas station, to temporary general store, to tea room and more. With Laurion there, it was easy to imagine Miss Charlotta serving lemonade and pastries to weary ferry-goers. Karl Rodman portrayed Clarence Rutland, going into detail about one of the most important people to the village, as it was his home that got it started and served alone as the first history museum on Sanibel. Rodman, a regular tour guide at the village, had no trouble painting a picture of Ruth and Clarence Rutlands lives in the old Cracker house. Ann Rodman as Mabel Critchley explained how Sam Woodring built the cottage as a fishing retreat in 1898 and sold it to Hiram Burnap. Mabel was the third owner. She lived in the bigger house next door and had visitors and locals stay in the cottage.continued on page 7 Deb Gleason as teacher Nancy McCann Karl Rodman as Clarence Rutland Dorothy Donaldson as Annie Mead Matthews Bailey THANK YOU See photos at Taste T-shirts available at CROW RestaurantsGeorge & Wendys Sanibel Seafood Grille Sunshine Seafood Caf & Wine Bar East End Deli / Sanibel Oasis Cafe Matzaluna, The Italian Kitchen Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille Sundial Beach Resort & Spa Sanibel Deli / Queenies Rosies Caf and Grill Sanibel Fish House Baileys Catering The Sangria Grill Island Barbecue The Island Cow Lazy Flamingo Gramma Dots Fresh Taqueria The Jacaranda Thistle Lodge The Timbers Sanibel Deli Cips Place Traders


ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 22, 20134 Holly Ball Preparations Under WayCROW has enlisted a wonderful group of Holly Belles who are excited to be planning the 2013 Holly Ball. CROWs holiday fundraiser will be held on Sunday, December 8 at The Sanctuary Golf Club from 6 to 10 p.m. The event will feature cocktails and hors doeuvres, a sit-down dinner, live auction, raffle and dancing to live music. Proceeds will support the medical care and rehabilitation of local wildlife. The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company is the Master Sponsor of the fundraiser. The 2013 Holly Belles are Paige Babcock, Mary Jo Bogdon, Vonnie Dressel, Melinda Graham, Jeannie Kendall, Nicole, McHale, Harriet Pattison, Lindy Roy and Merrill Taylor. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are still available. Tickets start at $125. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact James Robinson at CROW at 472-3644 ext. 221 or Back row from left, Holly Ball Sponsor The Sanibel Captiva Trusts Companys Steve Greenstein, Executive Vice President, Richard E. Pyle, CFA, Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer and S. Albert D. Hanser, Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Cha irman. Front row from left, CROW Board Chair Melissa Congress and Holly Belles Page Babcock, Harriet Pattison, Mary Jo Bogdon, Melinda Graham and Lindy Roy. Holly Belles not pictured are Nicole McHale, Vonnie Dressel, Jeannie Kendall and Merrill Taylor. Chamber USPS Mailbox Has MovedThe Sanibel & Captiva Chamber of Commerce announced that the USPS Mailbox and UPS Drop Boxes previously located at the Visitor Center have been moved to the city boat ramp located on Sextant Drive. From page 1ArcheDreamArcheDream for HUMANKIND will perform at BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall, located at 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel. Series sampler subscriptions, special discount packages and individual tickets for 2013-14 season are on sale now. New discounts for BIG ARTS 35th anniversary season include A Welcome Back Snow Birds Special, with an extra 10 percent off select BIG ARTS and Herb Strauss Theater packages and individual tickets. Tickets may be purchased online at, by calling BIG ARTS Marks Box Office at 395-0900 and at BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road. TROLLBEADSTHE ORIGINAL SINCE 1976Every story has a bead1571 Periwinkle Way | Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-5223 H Tbtn SfrNOVEMBER 27 NEW FIRST TIME EVEREXCLUSIVE TRUNK SHOW GLASS BEAD Daydream Blossom $31RECEIVE A STERLING SILVER BRACELET with the purchase of a decorative claspGIFT OF ONE TROLLBEAD* with the purchase of any three Trollbeads*Free bead of equal or lesser value. 1628 Periwinkle Way 472-2893 Heart of the Islands, SanibelOpen Monday Saturday n day Saturday e m Tropical Fabrics Tropical Fabrics Novelty Yarn Novelty Yarn Quilting Quilting Notions Notions Beads Beads Scrapbook Scrapbook Papers Papers Childrens Childrens Crafts Crafts Art Supplies Art Supplies Shell Crafts Shell Crafts Gifts Gifts Find us on Ask about our Sewing Machine Rental Program! Ask about our Sewing Machine Rental Program! Read us online at Merrie Jo Snow Merrie Jo SnowNow showing original paintings and limited edition ne art giclee prints Happy Thanksgiving!See my original painting and prints Sailing the Colgate 26 at 2 Islands Gallery, Chadwicks Square at South Seas Resort, Captiva See my original paintings and prints of Sanibel Captiva Conservation Land 1 & 2 at Sanibel Art & Frame, 639 Tarpon Bay Rd., Sanibel Island(239) 233-8115 www.merriejosnow.comPainting on location, Captiva


5 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 22, 2013 From page 1Captiva Holiday Villageto transport visitors from South Seas South Village to North Pointe, where they will exit at Harbourside Bar & Grill and walk along the Marina, where all the events, activities and entertainment will take place. This is such a fabulous opportunity for all ages to enjoy the perfect island holiday setting while raising much needed funds to help our local children, said Dorothy Fitzgerald, a Sanibel Island resident and member of the Captiva Island Yacht Club, who is chairing the Holiday Stroll. Theres something for everyone to enjoy, from live entertainment to arts and crafts, games, Smores and of course jolly old St. Nick. This holiday stroll is sure to become a new holiday tradition for families. All proceeds will benefit the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, a new 128bed pediatric medical facility being built on the grounds of HealthPark Medical Center in South Fort Myers. The 4th annual Captiva Holiday Village launches its 2013 spectacular the Friday after Thanksgiving with fireworks, tree lightings, holiday readings, musical performances and more. Each special themed weekend will be a fun filled extravaganza of sight and sound, set against the backdrop of the Gulf of Mexico and evening sunsets. During the event weekends, visitors can enjoy everything from decorated golf cart and lighted boat parades to Junkanoo dancers, live music and even a Marching Mullet Parade. A production crew from the Travel Channel filmed last years annual Captiva Holiday Village Golf Cart Parade as part of a proposed show called Xtreme Xmas, based on unique Christmas events across the United States. We were looking to showcase the best of the best across America but wanted to get away from the typical stories like the Radio City Rockettes or the lighting of the Rockefeller Center tree in New York City, said Travel Channel Creative Producer Nicole Dunn. The show, which also featured a festival in Jennings, Louisiana, a parade in New Mexico and Trappist monks in Missouri making fruitcakes for the holidays, is expected to air seven to 10 times between this years Thanksgiving and Christmas. This was such a great opportunity to bring our quirky island festivities to the world, said 2012 Golf Cart Parade Chair Denice Beggs. This parade is such a unique and fun event for locals to be involved in. The competition has really increased, and many participants plan their decorations a year in advance. Each year, Captiva locals try to outdo their neighbor by extravagantly decorating their personal or rented golf carts in lights, garland, hats and even plastic flamingos. Fun, festive and sometimes gaudy outfits go along with the tradition. Captiva Island resorts, inns, cottages and vacation homes are also offering lodging specials in conjunction with this years event. To learn more about Captiva Holiday Village or to buy your Captiva Holiday Village Coupon Book, visit www. 2013 Event Schedule November 29 Tree Lighting and Fireworks at Tween Waters Inn November 30 South Seas Tree Lighting and Childrens Classic Holiday Reading Sunset Arias at Tween Waters Inn December 5 Researching Dolphins in Pine Island Sound at Tween Waters Inn sponsored by SCCF December 6 Sunset Arias at Tween Waters Inn Sanibel Luminary December 7 Royal Shells Decorated Golf Cart Parade Golf Cart Awards & Party Captiva Luminary December 12 Early Maritime History in Pine Island Sound sponsored by SCCF South Seas Holiday Stroll December 13 Mullet March at Jensens Twin Palms at 5 p.m. Captiva Memories and Holiday Captiva Island Historical Society film at Jensens Twin Palms South Seas Holiday Stroll December 14 Seafood and Fishing Festival at Jensens Twin Palms all day American Realty of Captiva Junkanoo Parade The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company Lighted Boat Parade Post Boat Parade Party Holiday Hayride through the Village to South Seas Island Resort and back. South Seas Holiday Stroll December 15 Carol Sing at Chapel By the Sea followed by refreshments at the Captiva Community Center South Seas Holiday Stroll December 19 to 22 South Seas Holiday Stroll The Junkanoo Band ready to stroll down Andy Rosse Lane Sunset Arias on the beach Lighted Boat Parade Captiva Holiday Village Golf Cart Parade Announces 2013 JudgesAs part of the Captiva Holiday Village celebration, the Captiva Decorated Golf Cart Parade will take place on Saturday, December 7 at 3:30 p.m. starting from Chadwicks Square on Captiva. This years panel of judges has been named and will bring together some of the best local news and travel names. Local NBC-2 anchor Kellie Burns will again return to judge this years event, along with newcomers NPR and News-Press essayist Amy Bennett Williams, and nationally-published travel writer Stephen Winston. The judges will evaluate golf carts based on creativity and best use of the holiday theme. Participants can compete in either Commercial or Non-Commercial categories, which encourages friendly competition among businesses and also allows neighborhood groups and families to join the fun. The golf cart parade gained national attention last year when a production crew from the Travel Channel filmed the parade as part of a new holiday show called Xtreme Xmas based on unique Christmas events across the United States. Airing of Xtreme Xmas has been scheduled for Thursday, December 12 at 7 p.m. on Travel Channel. The Golf Cart Parade is sponsored by the Royal Shell Companies. A portion of the proceeds are donated to the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation. For more information, visit


ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 22, 20136 Beading Classes Coming To The Community HouseCome to The Community House and learn the intricate art of beading with shells and other treasures of the sea. Instructor Anita Gober is a patient instructor who enjoys teaching these projects. All supplies and tools will be available and included in the price of the classes. Gober does warn that if you wear reading glasses, you should bring them. Classes are kept small for one-onone instruction. There is a minimum of three people and a maximum of 10 for these projects. Classes will be held the first Wednesday of the month from 9 a.m. to noon. Projects will include: December 4 Sea biscuit pendant January 8 Spiral rope bracelet February 5 Large shell right angle weave necklace April 2 Sea biscuit pendant See some of Gobers more exquisite items for sale at Pandoras Box. Cost per class is $35 for SCA members and $40 for guests. Advanced classes will be scheduled ad hoc for $50 for three hours for members. For more information or class registration, call 472-2155. To become an SCA sponsor, visit Spiral rope bracelet Jingle shell bracelet Lee Republican Women To MeetLee Republican Women Federated will conduct their next dinner meeting on Monday, December 9 at The Hilton Garden Inn Fort Myers, located at 12601 University Drive in Fort Myers. Social-time begins at 5:15 p.m., with dinner and program to follow. The guest speaker is Terry Miller, chairman of the Lee County Republican Executive Committee. During the meeting, the installation of the LRWF 2014 officers will take place, as will a book donation presentation to Brightest Horizons School. Cost to attend the meeting and dinner is $20 per person all inclusive; cash bar available. To make reservations, call 4329389 or email cindylignelli222@gmail. com. For more information, contact Michele Duryea, publicity chair for the LRWF, at or call 280-7653. Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy & Pilates Phone # 239-395-5858 7am-9pm 7 days a week (Summer hours vary) 239-395-1919Hours: 8am-5pm Monday-Saturday Phone # 239-472-5777 Showroom Hours: 8am-4pm Monday-Friday Phone # 239-472-1101Administrative 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 WOOSTER WOOSTER TV TVSERVING SANIBEL AND CAPTIVA FOR OVER 35 YEARSTelevision Sales and Service Competitive Pricing Free Delivery Fast, Friendly Service2422 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel FL To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


7 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 22, 2013 From page 3Early IslandersMabel was from Coney Island, New York, so she had frequent visitors from the north. She was a close friend of Esperanza Woodring. After Mabel sold the big house and the cottage to the Brewster family, she spent her next four or five winters at Esperanzas house. Mabel was known to her Woodring Point neighbors as a very gentile, caring individual. Emilie Alfino portrayed Daisy Mayer, the original owner of Shore Haven with her husband, Ross Mayer. She was set up in Morning Glories and explained that her house was under renovation, pointing proudly to Shore Haven. Still, she said, she had spent a lot of time in Morning Glories after her sister-in-law Ada passed away, leaving Martin Mayer with young children to raise. Brothers Martin and Ross both bought Sears kit homes. They shared an artesian well, an electric-generating plant and a bath house. The bath house had a porch and two rooms one for the girls and one for the boys. Each home had its own servants quarters which had a privy, a garage and a cistern for collecting rainwater. Training continues for all docents and volunteers throughout the year, as well as regular docent updates. This year, the updates will focus on authors speaking to docents about their island-history-related books, all of which are available in the museums Gift Shop.Anyone interested in becoming a docent or volunteer should call manager Emilie Alfino at 472-4648. The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays through August 6. It is located at 950 Dunlop Road (next to BIG ARTS). Admission is $10 for adults 18 and older; those under 18 and members are free. Docent-guided tours are available at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at no extra charge, based upon docent availability. There is handicap access to all buildings. For information, call 472-4648 during business hours or visit Nanette Laurion as Miss Charlotta Historical Village Kicks Off Shore Haven FundraiserAlmost 90 people attended the Hard Hats for Shore Haven party November 13 held at the Sanibel Historical Village grounds. Gusty winds and cold temperatures didnt dampen the party spirit as friends new and old gathered to look at drawings of how Shore Haven will be transformed after the renovation. They heard from architect Amy Nowacki, as well as Ellen Mayer Mee, granddaughter of Daisy Mayer, original owner of Shore Haven. Campaign Co-Chair Janet Halliday welcomed the crowd. We are delighted to have you here to share our village and our aspirations. We are here to introduce to you our 30th anniversary and first ever capital campaign to preserve, protect and present our history, Halliday said. She explained that the museum started with one building, the Rutland House, in November 1984. Over the next 20 years, 10 buildings have been added, brought over sea and land to form the village. Most of the buildings came down the bay by barge to Tarpon Bay Road, offloaded onto a flatbed truck and were driven to the village, Halliday explained. From Burnap Cottage to Miss Charlottas Tea Room and the old Post Office, to the Bailey Store (the last three all donated by the Bailey family), all are in need of some measure of repair the museum might be 30 years old, but these buildings are nearing or exceeding 100 years old. The store needs a new roof, our walkways need to be ADA-compliant, the grounds need to be re-landscaped to accommodate Shore Haven, the windows in several buildings contain a lot of rot, the back porch of Morning Glories, our other Sears Roebuck kit house, sister to Shore Haven, is closed because it is rotted beyond use, Halliday said. Then theres Shore Haven, the signature building of the Hard Hats for Shore Haven event. Currently the vinyl siding is coming off and the windows are being restored to look like the original ones. This project is just beginning. There is much to be done, Halliday emphasized. Said Peter Halliday, Our goal is to raise $200,000 over the next two years to add to $150,000 already allocated by the village. The history of the village is that through volunteerism and dedicated patrons and austere spending, the village has operated in the black. And since 2007 when they became a 501(c)3, they have not had a losing year. Now however, there is a need to raise funds not only for badly needed maintenance by also providing for the renovation of Shore Haven. We are kicking off our fundraising drive with this party tonight and celebrating it with a party in March, Halliday said. Gifts can be spread over two years and be anything from cash to stocks, insurance policies, and IRA contributions. Sanibel Captiva Trust representative Steve Greenstein will be available to answer any questions. We have arranged for the stock market to soar to new highs so that you will have a large tax deduction when you make your year-end gift to the museum, joked Halliday. For more information, call 472-4648, visit or email ALL WAYS ALL WAYS TRAVEL TRAVEL Af liate of Preferred Travel of Naples, Inc. Af liate of Preferred Travel of Naples, Inc. Member of Signature Travel Network Member of Signature Travel Network HAPPY THANKSGIVING HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM OUR HEARTS FROM OUR HEARTS TO YOUR HOME TO YOUR HOME 239.472.3171 239.472.3171Email your editorial copy to: Whats Happening At The House In 2013 Telephone: (239) 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 To 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 for more information, and become a member today! Dance Series DatesFeb. 21, March 29 April 11 SERIES SPONSORS: Marge and Joe Meek Michael Kelly Masters Arts and Crafts FairNov. 29 and Nov. 30 9am-4pmFunFestWhitney Wolanin Tickets on Sale Dec. 5!Luminary StopCraft Boutique Dec. 6 5-9pm CLASSES Complimentary Shell CraftingLesson: Monday 10 am -Noon Crafts on sale Mon.-Fri. until 3 pmBeading With ShellsFirst Wed. of the month 9 amiPad/iPhoneThurs. Dec. 5 9:30 amPainting with SissiTuesday 10 amSanctioned Duplicate BridgeTuesday at 1 pm; $8Silk Scarf PaintingTue. Nov. 19 3:30 pm $65 members,$70 guestsYogaMon & Thurs 8:30 a.m; $15ZumbaTues & Thurs 10 am; $15 Church Christmas ConcertThe season of Advent begins Sunday, December 1 and the Sanctuary Choir of Sanibel Community Church invites the public to join them at 11 a.m. that day for the Christmas musical, The Promise of Light, by Joel Raney. This musical tells the story of Christs birth in a new and refreshing way. There is no admission fee. An offering will be received. Sanibel Community Church is located at 1740 Periwinkle Way (next to Jerrys Market). Choir Read us online at


ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 22, 20138 Thanksgiving Eve Service At Captiva Chapel By The Sea In the autumn of 1621, the people of the Plymouth Colony gathered in a small harvest and prepared their homes for winter. They also shared waterfowl, wild turkey and venison with their fellow colonists and with their Native American neighbors. The first national Thanksgiving was declared in 1777 by the Continental Congress. Others were declared from time to time until 1815. Then in 1863, two national days of Thanksgiving were declared, one celebrating the victory at Gettysburg on August 6, and the other the first of our last-Thursday-in-November annual Thanksgivings. All are invited to gather at Captiva Chapel by the Sea on November 27 at 4:30 p.m. for an informal Thanksgiving Eve Service, remembering our heritage and offering thanks to the source of all that we have. The Rev. George E. Morris will preside. Chapel by the Sea is located at 11580 Chapin Lane (next to the Captiva Civic Association and Captiva Memorial Library). For information, call 472-1646. Chapel by the Sea Isabelles story for the contest The winning drawing, which incorporated shells from the beach, by Isabelle Gosselin Betty Barrus celebrated her 90th birthday with her whole family here to help. Barrus will be ringing the Salvation Army bell again this year at Baileys General Store starting on Sunday, December 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. All children putting change in the Salvation Army kettle get gold stars and all $20 or larger donations get a hug and kiss from Barrus. Whoopee. Betty Barrus, second from right, with members of her family Happy Birthday Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2013 Island Sun PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER PRINTED WITH LOW-RUB, SOYBEAN INK USPS 18: Bulk Rate permit paid for at Sanibel, Florida, 33957 Postmaster: Send change of address to Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957 Published every Friday for the people and visitors of Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Distribution: 10,000 12,000 per week (seasonal). Mailed free to Sanibel and Captiva residents every Friday. Subscription prices: Third Class U.S. $50 one year, $25 six months (Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery). First Class U.S. $115 one year, six months $58 (Allow 3-5 days for delivery). Prices include state sales tax. Send subscription requests to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957. The Island Sun will correct factual errors or matters of emphasis and interpretation that appear in news stories. Readers with news, tips, comments or questions, please call (239) 395-1213, or write to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957. FAX number: (239) 395-2299. E-mail: press@islandsunnews.comCo-PublishersLorin Arundel & Ken RasiAdvertising George BeleslinGraphic Arts & ProductionAnn Ziehl Sarah Crooks Kristy SeeReportersAnne Mitchell Jeff LysiakRead Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.comContributing WritersKimberley Berisford Constance Clancy, ED.D. Suzy Cohen Marcia Feeney Ed Frank Max Friedersdorf Priscilla Friedersdorf Jim George Shelley Greggs Bryan Hayes Dr. Dave Hepburn Craig R. Hersch Tanya Hochschild Jane Vos Hogg Shirley Jewell Audrey Krienen Patricia Molloy Cindy Malszycki Capt. Matt Mitchell Gerri Reaves Ph.D. Angela Larson Roehl Di Saggau Karen L. Semmelman Jeanie Tinch Mark Bird Westall Christmas Bird Count Volunteers NeededSan-Cap Audubon will conduct its annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) on Saturday, December 14. The results of the local count will be forwarded to the National Audubon Society for inclusion in the 114th National Christmas Bird Count. More than 50,000 observers participate each year in this census of early winter bird populations. The results of their efforts are compiled into the longest running database in ornithology, representing over a century of unbroken data on trends of early winter bird populations across the Americas. Simply put, the Christmas Bird count, or CBC, is citizen science in action. Before the turn of the 20th century, people engage in a holiday tradition known as the Christmas Side Hunt. They would choose sides and go into the field with their guns; whoever brought in the biggest pile of feathered (and furred) quarry won. Conservation was in its infancy around the turn of the century, and many observers and scientists were becoming concerned about declining bird populations. Beginning on Christmas Daycontinued on page 31 Thanksgiving Contest WinnerNine year old and fourth grade student Isabelle Gosselin had a school project to disguise a turkey and write a story from its point of view. Since the family comes to Sanibel during Thanksgiving week, she chose that as her theme. She used shells from previous trips to the island to decorate the turkey.


9 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 22, 2013 CROWs Taste of the Islands volunteers are appreciated Taste Of The Islands A Success For CROWThe Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.s (CROW) Taste of the Islands was a resounding success. Guests were thrilled with the move back to The Dunes. In addition to the sponsors and restaurants who were so critical to the success of the event, CROW is truly grateful to the efforts of the Taste Planning Committee, the silent auction donors who provided such wonderful gifts for the auction and the nearly 200 volunteers whose manpower made this event possible. Taste of the Islands Planning Committee: Peter Savage, Chair, Peg Albert, Kathy Boone, Phil Dyer, Jan Egeland, Jeff Molnar, Brian Murty, Diane Hertz, Ava Hinojosa, Rob Lisenbee, Rob Pailes and Renny Severance Silent Auction Donors: Adventure Sea Kayak, Ambu Yoga, The Cedar Chest Fine Jewelry, Chips Sanibel Steakhouse, The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club, George & Wendys Seafood Grille, Island Grooming, JB Designs, Key West Express, L3 Beach Photo, Lily & Co. Jewelry, Marriott Hotels and Resorts, John McCuen Photography, Native Guides, Norris Home Furnishings, Kim Patmore Photography, Pointe Estero Beach Resort, The Sanctuary Golf Club, Sanibel Island Golf Club, Sanibel Vacations, Sealife by Congress, She Sells Sea Shells, Suncatchers Dream, The Sundial Resort & Spa, Traders Caf & Store, Thistle Lodge, Tween Waters Inn Resort and Spa, Michael and Charlene Zausner. CARD OF THANKS Taste of the Islands 2013 The Mobile CROW Bucks ATM Luminary Night At The Community ChurchFestivities on Luminary Night, Friday, December 6, at Sanibel Community Church will include the lighting of the lights and praise and worship music. The childrens and chancel choirs will be singing with the praise team leading. Take a walk through the petting zoo and watch childrens presentations. There will be cookies and other treats, and a craft tent where children can create Christmas decorations that depict the story of Jesus birth. The historic chapel will be converted into A Walk Through Bethlehem, a living theatrical experience with tours of shops that might have been found in Bethlehem at the time of Jesus birth. The ladies guild will host the annual Holly and Ivy Bazaar from noon to 8 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The celebration begins at 6 p.m. with the tree lighting and singing of Joy to the World, the Lord is Come. All are welcome. Sanibel Community Church is at 1740 Periwinkle Way (next to Jerrys Market). Praise team Planning Director Jordan RecoveringDuring the last planning commission meeting, City Manager Judie Zimomra provided a status report on Planning Director Jim Jordans medical leave status. Following her report, commissioner Dr. Phillip Marks suggested that cards and letters of well wishes could speed Jordans recovery. Zimomra assured everyone that get well cards and letters mailed to, or dropped off at Sanibel City Hall (800 Dunlop Road, Sanibel, FL 33957), will be delivered to Jordan.


ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 22, 201310 Churches/ TemplesANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH: 8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers Rev. Dr. Elias Bouboutsis Orthros Service Sunday 9 a.m. Divine Liturgy Sunday 10 a.m. Fellowship Programs, Greek School, Sunday School, Bible Study, 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 For more information call 239-472-5317 or email CAPTIVA CHAPEL BY THE SEA: The Rev. George E. Morris Services every Sunday 11 a.m. November 10, 2013 thru April 27, 2014 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. NEW SANIBEL CHURCH, SBC Join us for worship Sunday mornings in the Sandpiper Room of The Sundial Beach Resort Hotel. 9 a.m. Bible Fellowship and 10 a.m. Worship. For information call 239671-5502. SANIBEL COMMUNITY CHURCH 1740 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, 472-2684 Dr. Daryl Donovan, Senior Pastor Sunday Worship Hours:8 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 Serivce, 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. Holy Days call. ST. MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS EPISCOPAL CHURCH: 2304 Periwinkle Way Rev. Dr. Ellen Sloan, Rector Saturday Eucharist 5 p.m. Sunday Eucharist 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Tuesday Morning Prayer 9 a.m. Wednesday Healing Eucharist 9 a.m. 1st Wednesday of the month 6 p.m. service followed by Potluck Supper. For more information call: 472-2173 or 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 S S S Sportyeahorse S Shop The OPEN MON. SAT. 9AM-5PM ~ SUN. 9AM-4PM 472-1858 472-1858 362 Periwinkle Way at the Lighthouse end 362 Periwinkle Way at the Lighthouse endIn ProgressAnnual Indoor Tent Sale ursday Sunday, November 21st 24th50% to 70% OFF selected items IN ALL DEPARTMENTS IN ALL DEPARTMENTS INSIDE THE STORE ( PLUS COURTYARD) Ladies Mens Swimwear Shoes Gi s T-shirts Happy 50th anniversary to Claire and Charlie Tesoro, who will be celebrating 50 years of marriage on November 24. Best wishes for many more! With much love, The Kids and Caroline. Claire and Charlie Tesoro HAPPY ANNIVERSARY Thanksgiving Day ServiceMembers of the Christian Science Church of Sanibel-Captiva invite the community to attend their annual Thanksgiving Day service on Thursday, November 28 at 10:30 a.m. in the church, located at 2950 West Gulf Drive on Sanibel. This giving of thanks meeting is open to all and will include prayer and readings from the King James version of the Bible and from science and health, with key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. There will also be spontaneous sharing of gratitude and singing of hymns. Join us as we Offer unto God thanksgiving (Psalms 50:14). First Church Of Christ, Scientist is located at 2950 West Gulf Drive on Sanibel. Voted Best Join a Growing List of SupportersELECT MR. DENNISWorld Famous Sanibel Barber since 1984For Quality Professional HaircuttingMEN AND BOYS Razor Styling Beard Trimming etc.Sanibel Barber ShopWalk-in Shop located at Baileys Shopping CenterCall (239) 472-5626 for HoursPaid for and approved by Dennis for Sanibel Barber Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your cards, kindnesses and prayers for my husband, Doug Dietrich. The generosity of the Kiwanis Club, our Congregational Church, the Bicycle Club and our many friends have touched me deeply. With much love, Kate Dietrich and family CARD OF THANKS


11 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 22, 2013 boulderbrookthe nations nest art festivals Held on the grounds of the Sanibel Community House 2173 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FLFor further information call 239-293-9448 or visit www.boulderbrook.netThe Sanibel Masters Art Festival continues a 20-year holiday tradition as 75 artists from across the nation bring their art to the Sanibel Community House on Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving. Come browse and purchase paintings, jewelry, sculpture, glasswork and much more. Proceeds from this event benet the programs at the Sanibel Community House and the Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater. The Community House, located in the heart of Sanibel Island, is the meeting place for island civic and social events. The Schoolhouse Theater is Sanibel Islands only professional musical theater and offers Broadway caliber talent in an intimate atmosphere. To continue a marvelous tradition The BIG Arts Chorus will perform a preview of their holiday concert.Please join us for one of Sanibels nest community art events. Sanibel Mastersart Festival November 29th + 30th 9AM to 5PM LOGOS World Kindness NightServing took on a whole new dimension on November 13 at Sanibel Community Church. The LOGOS kids celebrated World Kindness Day by serving one another, while sporting their best server moustaches. Graham Maramag was his table server for the dinner. Afterwards, everyone took turns setting or clearing a table during Family Time. Also, Alec Graham worked quickly as table parent Dwight Shelton watched over the rest of the eager waiters and waitresses. Alec Graham, left, and Dwight Shelton Graham MaramagShare your community news with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church anksgiving Day Service of Eucharist ursday, November 28th 10:00 a.m.2304 Periwinkle Way Sanibel (239) Please consider bringing canned goods for our local Food Pantries.


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ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 22, 201314 S S Wbtntf Arbftb Mf Stbb, Ft Mbt Bb, FLFLORIDAPIRATECRUISE.COM 800-776-3258Sfb Ctb Ptb Ptb Ctbt F Sbtb Bt$5 OFFWITH THE PURCHASE OF 2 FARES. NO OTHER OFFERS APPLY LIMIT 4 PEOPLE EXPIRES: 12/06/13 SUN13 Call for departure time CAPTIVACRUISES H T H E I S L A N D S H THE 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 Reservations Required for All Cruises(239)472-5300Cruises depart from beautiful Captiva Island Rotary Happenings submitted by Shirley JewellThe SanibelCaptiva Rotary Club welcomed Bob Kramm, GM of Sundial Beach Resort & Spa to the podium this week. Islanders have been following the construction renovations and reopening of the Sundial and although there had been major problems both dealing with unexpected constructional repairs and upgrading to building code requirements at the property requiring additional financial investment, all seemed to be going in a positive direction. That is until this past June, when the sudden death of Sanibel Sundial Partners, LLC organizer and CEO, Bill Spiropoulos brought into play the need to reorganize the financial positioning of the partnership. Kramm wanted to address the financial reorganization head-on and dispense with any rumors regarding this property. Financial restructuring is taking place through court proceedings and a judge will be determining the outcome of this process soon. Bids for the property assets will open this week and there is stalking horse bid (approved corporate bid) on the table to start. Kramm is confident that within a short time the financial wellbeing of the resort will be satisfied. In the meantime building the reputation of the resort with its clientele and the community is utmost to assuring success for the Sundial. Kramm was brought in as general manager by Mariner Management Services in May. During that short period the community has seen an amazing outreach by the resort. This property was closed to the general public for a number of years and now the doors are open and the feeling of a contributing entity for our community in tandem with outstanding guest services is extraordinary. With Kramms leadership and knowledge of the hospitality business, public relations, customer relations, marketing, and team building, the resort is poised once again to be the place of choice to stay and play on the Island. Kramm brought with him to our meeting his newly-appointed catering sales manager, Marina Bletz. Many islanders remember that at one time, the Sundial was the place to hold fundraising events and private parties. Kramm and Bletz are already positioning the Sundial to reclaim that reputation and recently held a Halloween Party benefiting FISH. Island events and family weddings have been booked and locals feel welcome again. Reservations are now being taken for their Thanksgiving Buffet, Christmas Buffet and New Years Party. The Mariner organization has strong ties to the island and knows this property very well. If anyone can bring back the reputation of the property it is the Mariner Group. Strong emphasis on the natural beauty of Sanibel and promoting its uniqueness is part of their marketing plan. They have done some outreach to CROW, the shell museum, and J.N. Ding Darling, and future relationships with these organizations are a win/win combo for hotel guests and visitors to Sanibel. Another avenue in marketing is the relationship with the Sanibel Golf Club (old Beachview) working together to provide guests an opportunity to experience resort packages that include beach, tennis and golf privileges. New attention on marketing group sales and destination weddings will undoubtedly bring back a piece of the resort business that had dropped considerably over the last few years. Upgrades to the pool area should be completed soon and the spa is scheduled to open in a few months. Kramm is pretty approachable guy and welcomes ideas for better service for his guests and ideas on how to become a partner with the community so dont be afraid to e-mail him at the resort with your comments. There will be no meeting on Friday, November 29. The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. every Friday at The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club, 949 Sand Castle Road. If you have any questions regarding Rotary, e-mail President Scot Congress at Bob Kramm, Sundial general manager Gator And Crocodile Tales The biology of alligators and crocodiles is an ancient tale of survival. On Wednesday, November 27 at 10 a.m., come to the SCCF Nature Center and learn about these living dinosaurs to ensure our safety and their survival on the islands. Alligator eggs hatch as a male or female, depending upon the incubation temperature of each individual egg. With cool weather approaching, island gators will be slowing down, looking for a warm place to bask, and sometimes not eating for 4 to 6 months. Take a walk on the trails to the Sanibel River following the program. Cost of the program is $5 for adults, with SCCF members and children admitted free.Tank Talks On Tuesday, November 26 at 10 a.m., visit the SCCF Nature Center and learn about the live turtles, Indie the Indigo snake, Happy the Florida snapping turtle, the invasive giant marine toad and other critters SCCF works so hard to protect through research and habitat protection. Maybe the diamondback terrapin will be digging in the new nesting/sandbox. Cost to attend the program is $5 per adult, with children and SCCF members admitted free. Call SCCF at 472-2329 for more information on these programs, unless otherwise indicated. The SCCF Nature Center is located at 3333 SanibelCaptiva Road. Florida alligator Happy the Florida snapping turtle SCCF Programs


15 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 22, 2013 CROW Case Of The Week: Bald Eagle Flies To Freedomby Patricia MolloyOn November 8, excitement filled the halls of CROW. While an unsuspecting bald eagle was having a quiet breakfast outside, staff and volunteers scurried around the wildlife hospital gathering clean towels, protective falconry gloves and cameras, all of which were loaded into an awaiting van. Once the check-list was complete and the eagle had eaten, the impressive raptor was placed inside a large carrier and whisked away. The eagle, patient #2815, had been a patient at CROW since October (and was featured as the November 1 CROW Case of the Week). The adult female was found on Stringfellow Road near Sunshine Boulevard in St. James City with a gaping wound in the pectoral muscle. After nearly a week of critical care inside the wildlife hospital, she was transferred to a large, outdoor enclosure. There, the eagle was able to regain her strength with short flights that were quietly observed by Dr. Heather. As her health returned, she became restless and eager to return home. She was a very good passenger in the car. I could see her walk back and forth in the cage, said Ruth Parks, one of the CROW volunteers who released the eagle. When we got close to Pine Island, she got a little more active. Upon arrival in St. James City, fellow volunteers Chuck Hodgson and Ken Hodgson helped Parks carefully lift the heavy carrier out of the van and onto a patch of soft grass. The anticipation was palpable. She was very ready to go I opened the top of the cage and she was out in an instant, took a couple hops on the ground and headed for the trees, added Parks. She mounts the heavens, serene and proud, Great in her pure and noble fame, Great in her spotless champions name, And destined in her day to be Mighty as Rome, more nobly free.From The American Eagle by C.W. ThompsonCROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from our local area. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit: She was out in an instant, took a couple hops on the ground and headed for the trees, said release volunteer Ruth Parks photo courtesy of Ken Hodgson 239.472.2328 www.sanibelthriller.comReservations are required Also Available for Private Charters Departing from Sanibel Marina 634 N. Yachtsman Dr. Sanibel Island S Db S Db Taste of the Islands Peoples Choice Award Taste of the Islands Peoples Choice Award Winner Seven Continuous Years Winner Seven Continuous Years Lunch & Dinner Lunch & Dinner 472-8138 472-8138 SANIBEL MARINA 634 N. Yachtsman Drive 634 N. Yachtsman Drive Sanibel and Captiva Islands Most Exciting Boat Tour Circumnavigating Sanibel & Captiva Islands with Dolphins SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES Gramma Dots Gramma Dots Gramma Dots Gramma Dots


ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 22, 201316 Local charter captain Clarence Reed of Sea Reed Charters recently caught a 26-inch redfish on whitebait in Pine Island Sound. Fish Caught Clarence Reed with his 26-inch redfish Elizabeth Farnham, an intern at Sanibel Sea School, caught her first snook last weekend. According to Ben Biery, environmental educator at Sanibel Sea School, snook season opened September 1 for the first time since a 2010 cold snap that hurt local populations. All bag limits, size limits, gear restrictions and seasonal closures are in effect. This includes the one-fishper-person, per-day bag limit, the 28to 33-inch total length slot limit and the two annual closures in gulf waters, which are from December 1 through the end of February and May 1 through August. 31. For more snook season information visit Fish Caught Elizabeth Farnham holding her first snook with friend Ben Biery IS Island Graphics of Sanibel LLC, 2011 Show your colors!This bumper sticker has a green color to emphasize that almost 70% of Sanibel is in conservation land and a whimsical heart to signify our island lifestyle. The peel o back has information about Sanibel that you may not know.They are available at: Baileys General Store Jerrys Foods MacIntosh Books Suncatchers Dream Traders Tuttles Sea Horse Shop The first tarpon caught by Nancy Landrus was reeled in on November 10 at 7:30 a.m. on shore along the Sanibel Causeway. The fishing rod was selected and purchased from Ralph Woodring, the owner of The Bait Box. Also, happy birthday to Ron Martinez, Landrus guide and friend, who coached her through the successful catch-andrelease of this 100-pound tarpon. Fish Caught Nancy Landrus and her catch


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ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 22, 201318 Cold Front Patterns Are Key To Winter Fishingby Capt. Matt MitchellAlthough its not really cold yet, our typical winter pattern of cold fronts passing through has already begun. Each front has been a little cooler than the last, Anglers can expect to deal with this same weather pattern throughout winter here in South Florida. This pattern happens just about every seven to 10 days all winter long. As a front approaches we experience a few really warm calm days until the front gets close. When its almost on top of us, winds slowly begin to pick up and switch to the south for a few hours, bringing low pressure. Once the front moves through, conditions get cold and windy. In the first few days after the front we experience high pressure and strong north-northeast wind. Gradually, as things warm back up the winds slowly lie down and temperatures warm back up. These changes in our weather greatly affect our fishing and the patterns of the fish. Knowing how and what to do during these often less than perfect conditions makes all the difference between catching fish and just going on a bumpy windy boat ride. In the calm, sunny conditions prior to a cold fronts arrival, anglers have the most options. The few hours before a front arrives can be some of the fastestpaced fishing action you will ever find. The fish feel this low pressure and feed hard knowing the cold and wind is on its way. During this time we generally have a few hours of strong south winds before the winds switch to the west then north as the front passes. During this period of south wind I like to target east to west running wind-blown shorelines along with creek mouths and docks. When fishing cold front patterns, this hands-down is the best time to be out there. Once the front has passed, the next two to three days is all about hiding from the wind until things calm back down and conditions warm back up. During this time I fish sheltered warmer water generally close to home so I dont have to make any long boat runs in the rough seas. Even though the bite after the front is generally slower, fish still do feed. Cold and wind will bunch up the fish in certain warmer sheltered places. The colder the front the tighter the fish will bunch up. Creeks way back in the mangroves are to be. Once you locate this warmer deeper water, action can still be good; its often just a matter of fishing smaller baits closer to the bottom with a slower presentation. This pattern proved so true this week while fishing in the days just after the strongest cold front of the year. Hiding from the strong winds while fishing mangrove creeks and residential canals, we found some very consistent action on snook, trout, mangrove snapper and jacks. Live shiners remained the bait of choice and having a live well full with plenty of extra for live chumming had the fish fired up. Cold and windy conditions moved lots of the really big trout in from the open grass flats to deep mangrove creeks and canals. In the first few days following the front we caught trout up to 28 inches with many of them over the 20-inch maximum size. Deeper water in the fiveto eight-foot range was loaded with these gator trout. Free-lined live shiners had these big trout exploding baits on the surface. These same deep creeks and canals were loaded up with schools of hungry jacks along with a few slot-sized snook. As it gets colder the further into winter, we get the next major change as anglers make the switch to fishing with live shrimp. This could be in as little as a few weeks or as late as January or February depending on how cold of a winter is in store for us. When our water temperature gets below about 70 degrees shiners will disappear and shrimp will become the bait of choice. To catch quality fish all winter you need to be able to quickly change techniques and be able to adapt just like the fish do. Having insight to where the fish go and what they do during the different stages of our cold front pattern is a must. Anglers need to change patterns and fishing locations as quickly as our winter time weather changes. 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 Bailey Warner from Wisconsin with a 26-inch gator trout caught while fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell this week 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. 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19 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 22, 2013 Caloosahatchee Oxbow & Riverlore TripsSCCFs guided monthly cruises on the Caloosahatchee return for the 18th year in November. The boat tour explores the meanders of the historic upriver Caloosahatchee as we follow the river back to a time when a waterfall served as the headwaters of the Caloosahatchee and settlers braved living amongst the wilderness. The 2.5-hour adventure begins by locking through the WP Franklin Lock in Olga. Heading east toward Alva, we enter the historic bends of the river and revisit the activities of the pioneers who traveled the same river to find paradise. Stories of the settlements and their adventures are blended with an understanding of the rivers oxbows, the wild creatures that call it home and the challenges the river faces. The tour is guided by Rae Ann Wessel, a river researcher, long-time river advocate, historian and SCCF Natural Resource Policy Director. The vessel is the stable and spacious 47-passenger Manatee Rover pontoon boat which features daily manatee tours. All seats have a great view for photographs and bird watching. Cruises depart 1 at p.m. from the WP Franklin Lock & Dam off SR 80 in Olga. Cruise dates are: Friday, November 29 (day after Thanksgiving) Sunday, December 8 Sunday, January 26 Sunday, February 9 Sunday, March 9 Sunday, April 13 Sunday, May 11 (Mothers Day) Private group cruises can be scheduled by appointment. Cruises depart at 1 p.m. and return by 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 per person, with payment due at time of reservation. Call SCCF at 472-2329 for more information. Please call by noon on Wednesday, November 27 for the November 29 cruise. Space is limited. Event With Poetsubmitted by Kevin BedsonThe Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education hosted a successful fundraising event November 10 aboard the Lady Chadwick of Captiva Cruises. The event themed Looking for The Gulf Motel: A Luncheon Cruise with Richard Blanco, was filled with meaningful remarks, poetry, and a book signing as it cruised the inshore waters near Captiva. The center organizers would like to thank hosts Susan Stuart and Paul McCarthy, as well as South Seas Island Resort and McCarthys Marina for their generosity and support. The cruise offered an intimate and relaxed atmosphere where guests could mingle with the distinguished 2013 Presidential Inaugural poert. Blancos readings touched everyone aboard the Lady Chadwick. He delves into each of his poems with extreme passion and brings his words to life for the listeners. The setting of the event worked well with the themes of Blancos poetry: Sweeping panoramas of mangroves and the tranquil waters off of Captiva offered guests a view that tied into Blancos themes of place and added to the vivid imagery in his poems. His volume, Looking for The Gulf Motel (2012), evokes a vanishing Florida I want to turn the golf courses back into mangroves, he writes. American LegionOn Sunday, November 24, American Legion Post 123 will serve barbecue chicken and ribs from 1 to 8 p.m. Cost is $12 to $14. The Legion will be open on Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 28), serving turkey dinner with all the fixings from 1 to 8 p.m. Every Wednesday, Post 123 offers $5.95 Hump Day specials. Sanibel 8-Ball Pool League action continues every Monday at 5 p.m. Come by and cheer on your team. Texas Holdem is played Thursdays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. New players are welcome but must be American Legion members. Every Friday, Post 123 serves a sixounce rib eye steak sandwich all day. The half-pound burgers are a local favorite. Food is served all day, every day, with specials daily. The public is welcome. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m., located at mile marker 3 on Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information, call 472-9979. Aerial image of the Devils Elbow section of the Caloosahatchee NOW OPEN FOR LUNCH MON-SAT 11:30AM 2:30PM 1223 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Island 239.472.1771 Sanibels Best Sanibels Best HAPPY HOUR HAPPY HOUR 5 7 p.m. Nightly in the lounge 5 7 p.m. Nightly in the lounge 1/2 Price Drinks 1/2 Price Drinks Call & Well Liquor, Draft Beer Selections, Call & Well Liquor, Draft Beer Selections, Select House Wine Select House WineHappy Apps $5.95Sesame Encrusted Ahi Tuna, Crispy Fried Calamari, Chilled Oysters, Steamed Shrimp, BBQ Beef Satays, Mussels Marinara, Chicken Wings


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ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 22, 201322 Birds Eye ViewWhy We Feed Everythingby Mark Bird WestallAs many of you know, I have been writing and talking for years about the difficulties in getting people to understand why hand feeding wild animals is not wise, and quite often, harmful to both animals and humans alike. I just read an article by Stephanie Pappas of LiveScience about how genetic research has recently suggested that the first animals domesticated by humans were wolves (nothing new there) from Europe (thats new; previous work placed the geographical origin of dogs in the Middle East or Asia). And the domestication probably occurred before the advent of agriculture. That is all interesting, but what I find most fascinating about these studies is how the seemingly insignificant development of an instinctive behavioral trait (the desire to offer food to another species) could drastically enhance the chances of our species survival and, in modern times, potentially lead to the destruction of other species. When I first came to the island and was initiated into the islands nuisance alligator program, one of my first lessons was how the feeding of an alligator not only made him a nuisance, but downright dangerous. And I was amazed how many people continued to feed them even after laws were passed and all the publicity about the problem. Then, when I was on City Council, I was exasperated listening to an island resident claim that she had to feed those 30 to 40 raccoons that came to her back door every night because Sanibel was getting so overdeveloped that the raccoons were starving to death; so she had to feed them! Again later, after my time on council, I was asked by the city to write an ordinance that made it against the law to hand feed all wild birds on the island because some creepy fishermen had started cutting the birds bills off for stealing bait fish from their bait buckets. The ordinance was deemed necessary because it was recognized that not only were the fishermen at fault, but also all the animal lovers feeding birds at the beach who, in reality, were training those birds to see every human as a potential source of free food. But during the hearings, a sweet little old lady came up to me outside the council chambers and just unloaded on me because I was trying to make her a criminal. She explained to me that she liked to hand feed the great egrets in her living room when she opened the sliding glass doors on her back patio. She said that she would never do anything to hurt the birds; she loved the birds! And she could not see the danger she was putting the birds in by training them to expect free handouts from everyone... even the jerks in the world! Therefore, I have spent my 35-plus years on the island trying to understand why a supposedly intelligent species such as the human being cannot grasp the negative consequences of handfeeding wildlife. But reading the wolf/ dog article helps me understand why it is so difficult to stop the human desire to domesticate wild animals. It has nothing to do with intelligence... it makes us feel good! One of the ways instinct serves an important survival function for all species is by making the brain release chemicals that cause us to react positively or negatively to the various stimuli we come across in the environment. And just like our instinctive fear of all snakes and crocodilians, whether they are non-poisonous or not, or non-aggressive or not, our instinct doesnt only give us a chemical rush when we feed cows, pigs, goats, sheep, chickens, dogs, cats, goldfish, etc., we get a rush when we feed anything including alligators, sharks, dolphins, raccoons, great egrets and great blue herons. And if our actions cause these wild animals to become a nuisance, or a threat to other humans, well, we wont get mad the all the animals lovers. Well get mad at the animals. If we began domesticating the wolf 30,000 years ago, think what a breakthrough that was for the small family group of hunter-gatherers trying to survive the Ice Age in Europe when one of their group felt that hand-feeding the wolves coming close to camp scavenging for food scraps was a good idea. Before long, that family became very successful because not only did they have an animal that they could easily bring in close enough to kill and eat when other food was scarce, but eventually, they had a beast-of-burden that could carry 40 pounds of supplies, which allowed the family to be much more mobile in following the migratory herds of wild game. Once the wolf was domesticated, other animals soon followed and agriculture exploded onto the scene, pushing all the hunter-gatherers who could only see wild animals as something to hunt and eat, not turn into pets, into smaller and smaller, less habitable, parts of the world. Today, most of us will find a farmer in our ancestry before we find a hunter-gather, and that is why we keep on throwing food to the wild animals even when laws have been passed prohibiting it and the law enforcement officials cant understand why they should enforce those laws. It makes us feel good to feed animals. 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23 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 22, 2013 Hamlet (Solo) At The Herb Strauss Theaterby Di SaggauTheater goers are in for a rare treat at the Herb Strauss Theater starting November 30. Awardwinning actor Raoul Bhaneja will perform an exciting one-man version of Shakepeares Hamlet, playing all 17 roles himself. Bhaneja grew up loving Hamlet. He and the director, Robert Ross Parker, were students together in high school and began developing the project in 2000. It premiered in 2006 in Toronto and has been touring ever since throughout the U.K., Nova Scotia, New York and now to Sanibel. Bhaneja also performed at the London Globe Theatre. The show focuses on the three most essential elements of theater: The Actor, The Text and The Audience. I had the opportunity to interview Bhaneja recently. He said, We wanted to give people that magic you have when you encounter Hamlet for the very first time. Its just you and the language and not knowing how the plot is going to go. Its like being in the room with Shakespeare as he is writing it. This is a show for the novice and those well versed in Hamlet. People respond very passionately. The play is performed without the aid of costume, set and lighting changes. It concentrates on the script. Bhaneja said, When you present people with just the words and the story, you get a direct line as to what Shakespeare was saying. It is a testament to the language of Shakespeare. He was just trying to entertain people of all classes and educations from highest royalty to illiterate Londoners who lived on the street. He had the ability to touch on core human values and stories. We have all had our to be or not to be days. Hamlet is filled with murder, revenge and the quest for the throne of Denmark. There is no question, you have never seen the Shakespeare tragedy quite like this. Hamlet opens Saturday, November 30 at 8 p.m. with an opening night reception at 7 p.m. The show runs through December 5 at the Herb Strauss Theater, 2200 Periwinkle Way. Adult tickets are $35, students and children are $5. For tickets or more information, call 472-6862. Raoul Bhaneja as Hamlet photo by Andrew Kenneth Martin Church To Hold Annual BazaarSanibel Community Church (SCC) will hold its annual Holly and Ivy Bazaar on Friday, December 6 from noon to 8 p.m. in the church Fellowship Hall. The bazaar will feature local handmade and handcrafted items by SCC Womens Guild and members. Some of the items for sale will be home decor, table runners, placemats, small decorated Christmas trees and wreaths, Christmas ornaments, tree skirts, boutique items, knit items, purses, scarves, stocking stuffers, hostess gifts, aprons, quilts, teacher gifts, childrens items, costume jewelry, ladies hand painted shirts, fresh Georgia pecans, local honey, homemade fudge, candies and specialty dips. There will also be a silent auction for items donated by local businesses, including gift certificates and gift baskets. There will be a bake sale from noon until items are sold out. The ladies will offer homemade baked goods; pies, cheesecake, cupcakes, cakes, cookies, candy, fudge, breads, muffins, brownies, specialty items and snacks. If you want to shop early, join the ladies for lunch from noon to 3 p.m. All proceeds will go to local and overseas guild missions. Sanibel Community Church is at 1740 Periwinkle Way (next to Jerrys Market). Captiva Cruises Resumes Trips To Tarpon Lodge And Indian MoundsCaptiva Cruises newest expedition in its Discover Southwest Florida History tours will focus on the fishing cultures in Pine Island Sound, a story of fascinating characters and traditions. This cruise will depart from McCarthys Marina on Captiva on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and travel to Pineland on Pine Island. Along the way, guests will get an up close look at historic fish houses of Pine Island Sound and discuss the areas diverse fishing cultures from the indigenous Calusa, to Spanish Cuban Ranchos, to the Punta Gorda Fish Company and to the spectacular Tarpon and sport fishing of today. Passengers will be greeted at The Tarpon Lodge and passengers will be oriented to this spectacular location, the family-run business and its storied tradition of fishing within Pine Island Sound and Charlotte Harbor. Passengers then will relax while enjoying old Florida charm of the 1926 Tarpon Lodge where lunch will be savored with waterfront views of Pine Island Sound and mangrove islands. After lunch, participants will walk across the street to The Randell Research Center (RRC). The RRC, a program of the Florida Museum of Natural History, aims to establish and maintain, at the internationally significant Pineland archeological and historical site, a permanent facility dedicated to learning and teaching the archeology, history and ecology of Southwest Florida. An RRC educator will guide guests on The Calusa Heritage Trail to one of the pre-Columbian Mounds of the ancient Calusa while elaborating on this unique fishing culture. These are excellent opportunities for families and neighborhoods to get together and learn about the natural and cultural history of Southwest Florida while enjoying a day out on the water. The next cruises to Pine Island will occur on Friday, November 22, then will be offered on Tuesdays through the season. Captiva Cruises also offers cruises to Cabbage Key, Useppa Island, Boca Grande, Beach & Shelling excursions to Cayo Costa State Park, Sailing Adventures, Sunset Cruises, and Dolphin Watch & Wildlife Adventures with the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation. Additional information and reservations for the cruise to the historic Tarpon Lodge & Calusa Indian mounds of Pine Island or any of Captiva Cruises programs and tours may be obtained by calling Captiva Cruises at 4725300. Email your editorial copy to:


ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 22, 201324 An Inside Look At Wildlife Recovery The CROW Picture Show offers insights about the native and migratory wildlife species brought to CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife), with photos of patients in treatment at the facility. In 2012, CROWs wildlife hospital cared for 3,583 sick, injured and orphaned animals. Of the 200 different species, 61 percent were birds, with 33 percent mammals and six percent reptiles. CROW is not permitted to display its patients publically, so this presentation offers the next best thing: numerous candid snapshots of current and past patients, with commentary by Claudia Burns, a veteran clinic volunteer. The next CROW Picture Show is on Friday November 29 at 11 a.m. in CROWs Visitor Education Center at 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road, across from The Sanibel School. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for teens and free for members and children 12 and under. For more information, call 472-3644, ext. 228. To learn more about CROW, visit www.crowclinic. org. Infant squirrel Fawn takes a bottle Bobcat kitten receiving milk by syringe photos courtesy of CROW Otter pup being fed 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 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... Email editorial copy to:


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ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 22, 201328 Plant SmartFruit IDby Gerri ReavesThe fruit produced by a plant species is one of its most important identifying features. Pictured are three Florida natives commonly found in wild, commercial and residential landscapes. All are lowmaintenance choices for a wildlife-friendly garden. Can you identify the species by their fruit? Gumbo limbos ( Bursera simaruba) fairly large reddish berries make for easy recognition, as does the trees most wellknown ornamental attribute, the peeling bark. Ranging in color from silver to bronze to red, the bark gives the tree the common name tourist tree, because it resembles the skin of a sunburned tourist. The fleshy berries that measure about one-half to an inch long are a food source for a variety of birds, especially mockingbirds and flycatchers. The species is the host plant for the rarely seen dingy purplewing butterfly. Gumbo limbos sculptural limbs, high wind resistance, and saltand drought-tolerance make it a great landscape choice. Florida privets (Forestiera segregata) purplish black fruit is eaten by a variety of birds, including warblers, bluebirds, mockingbirds and vireos. Oval and fleshy, each berry is less than a half-inch across and contains one seed. This shrub usually reaches 10 to 15 feet in height and works well as a screen or hedge. The dense network of woody branches makes good nesting habitat and cover for birds. It is pest-resistant and droughtand salt-tolerant. Wax myrtles (Myrica cerifera) waxy blue berries cluster along the stems of the female trees. The berries from this member of the aromatic bayberry family are used to make bayberry soap and the traditional Christmas bayberry candles -thus the plants other common name, Southern bayberry Only about one-eighth of an inch across, the fruit attracts a wide variety of birds, including bluebirds, bobwhites, brown thrashers, catbirds, Carolina chickadees, redbellied woodpeckers, ruby-crowned kinglets, white-eyed vireos, yellow-rumped warblers and tree swallows. It is also the host for the native red banded hairstreak butterfly. Tolerant of cold, salt, and drought, its fast-growing and can reach up to 40 feet if not sheared off, as it usually is in commercial and residential landscapes. And, its a nitrogen fixer, which means it produces its own fertilizer. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. Wax myrtles tiny waxy berries attract a variety of birds Florida privet provides food and nesting habitat for birds Gumbo limbos berries take up to a year to ripen from green to a muted red photos by Gerri Reaves 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 239-476-9000 We have the NFL Ticket Package We have the NFL Ticket Package and the BIG TEN Network and the BIG TEN Network $1.50 Domestic Drafts $6 Domestic Pitchers during the Games $1.50 Domestic Drafts $6 Domestic Pitchers during the Games Four Four Great Great Locations! Locations! 1551 Periwinkle Way I 472-7242 Lunch 113 I Happy Hour 36 I Dinner 59:30Dinner reservations suggested DINING SHOPPING COCKTAILS AWARD-WINNING BISTRO CUISINE JEWELRY, CLOTHING, BOOKS & GIFTS FINE WINES, BEERS & HAPPY HOUR MENU Live! Danny Morgan & Friends! TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS 8PM UNTIL... 1551 Periwinkle Way 472-7242 Lunch 11-3 Happy Hour 3-6 Dinner 5-9 Chris Workman Every Wed. 7-10pm Danny Morgan & Friends Tues. & Thurs. 7-10pm Live Music


29 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 22, 2013Ding Darling Offers His And Her Holiday Happy Hours For ShoppersThe Refuge Nature Store at J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge is planning genderspecific happy hour shopping events this holiday season. Ding Darling Wildlife SocietyFriends of the Refuge has planned a free Ladies-Only Holiday Shopping Happy Hour for Tuesday, December 3, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. A Men-Only Last-Minute Holiday Shopping Happy Hour will be held on Monday, December 23 with beer and pretzels from 4:30 to 6 p.m., The store has stocked some special holiday gift items for the two events, and it will have gift consultants ready with suggestions and free recycled paper giftwrapping. All proceeds from Nature Store purchases go directly to benefiting wildlife and conservation, said store manager Lise Bryant. So we thought it would be a fun way to get everyone in the holiday spirit with an altruistic twist. The Refuge Nature Store carries a complete line of birding and nature books for adults and children, wildlife toys and games, gifts made from recycled materials, nature-themed jewelry and home dcor, logo T-shirts and hats, and a wide variety of other gifts and souvenirs. For more information on the refuge shopping events, visit www. or call 4721100 ext. 241. One of the Refuge Nature Stores new silk, wildlife-themed neckties, available for a limited time only The 2013 Luc Century Refuge ornament this year features hatchling sea turtles Supplying the islands with ART and Fine Framing for over 13 years. Thank You to our loyal customers. 630 Tarpon Bay Rd(near the Over Easy Cafe)Hours : Monday thru Friday 9am to 5pm Saturday 10am to 239-395-1350 Be Safe! Be On-time! Be Safe! Be On-time!239.472.4160Licensed, Regulated, Professional Service 1451 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel IslandSundial Beach Resort & Spa Fall Festival Dining & Entertainment FunEnjoy live entertainment In Sea Breeze Caf Every Friday and Saturday from 7-10 pm And at Turtles every Saturday from 2-5 pm Two fun-filled Happy Hours Daily Visit for complete entertainment schedule. For additional information, call 239-472-4151 Fall is the most beautiful season on Sanibel: cooler, less humid, smaller crowds. Its the ideal time to help celebrate the opening of our new restaurants, now open to the public. Enjoy daily al fresco dining at Sea Breeze Caf with an all-day menu served until 10 pm or an elegant dining experience in Waterview (Wed-Sunday from 5-10) overlooking the pool and Gulf.At Turtles Beach & Pool bar, more casual diners can watch their favorite NFL game and enjoy lunch


ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 22, 201330 Buy It Off The Wall ExhibitBIG ARTS invites artists to submit entries for the members-only juried Big And Small Buy It Off The Wall exhibit. There are no entry fees or awards for this exhibit, though all artists must be a member of BIG ARTS to submit their work. BIG ARTS annual memberships begin at $50 and artist may become members during receiving. An artist may submit up to three entries for consideration by BIG ARTS visual arts committee. All entries must be available for sale as well as be ready for proper hanging and display. All entries must also be original; mechanically produced reproductions are not allowed. The submitted artwork can not have been previously shown at BIG ARTS. Entries must be submitted for review to BIG ARTS on Tuesday, December 3 between 9 a.m. and noon and will not be accepted prior to this receiving date and time. The Big And Small Buy It Off The Wall exhibit will be free and open to the public for viewing in Founders Gallery from December 4 through January 15. The prospectus and additional information are available at BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel and online at An artists reception will take place Friday, December 13 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and is also free and open to the public to attend. A non-profit 501(c) 3 organization, programming at BIG ARTS is made possible through the generous support of more than 300 dedicated volunteers and donors as well as our corporate sponsors, including Founders Gallery Season Sponsor Deborah and John La Gorce. Discover more about BIG ARTS, including volunteer opportunities and membership options as well as purchase tickets or learn more about our full season lineup of exhibits, performances, classes and events by visiting us at BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel, online at, by calling 395-0900 or by e-mailing info@ China Syndrome by Deborah Butler The Community House Features Local Crafters During LuminaryThe Community House is featuring local artisans selling their wares beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, December 6, which will be Luminary Night. Featured items will include handcrafted jewelry, pottery, soaps, shell craft items, homemade jams, woven and wire jewelry, golf lamps, handcrafted linens, glass pictures and repair, ceramic trivets, handmade cards and flower prints, beads and much more. Popcorn, hot dogs and beverages will be available for a minimal donation to benefit American veterans. Stop by and get your holiday shopping done early while supporting members of our own community. For more information on this or other SCA-sponsored events, visit or call 472-2155. The Community House all decked out for Luminary Night


31 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 22, 2013 iPhone, iPad Workshops At The Community HouseiPhones and iPads are extraordinary devices that keep you connected to friends, family, knowledge, entertainment, and the world. They can enrich and stimulate in new and exciting ways. They can also be intimidating, secretive and, as a result, used in very limited ways. This workshop is designed to demystify the technology and provide an easy onramp to really love your iPhone and iPad. Whether you havent yet ventured into this brave new world, or have a device but feel you could be using it more (or more efficiently), this workshop is for you. iPhone/iPad I is for those wanting to master the basics of setup, navigation, efficiency with the basic apps (e.g., Phone, Mail, Safari, Calendar, Facetime, Maps, Siri). This workshop will be held on January 9, and March 13. iPhone/iPad II is for those wanting to take their skills to the next level. Specific apps for password control, photo editing, GPS guidance, shopping, and more will be discussed. Also covered will be tips for working efficiently, using the cloud, and integration across multiple devices. This workshop will be held on December 5, February 6 and April 3. Advance registration is encouraged. Eric B. Orkin is a former business school professor and department chair at the University of New Hampshire, a successful high-tech entrepreneur, author of numerous articles, and an inductee into the prestigious HiTech Hall of Fame. Orkin owned two companies that developed applications using MS-DOS, then Windows. After two decades of dealing with Microsoft idiosyncrasies, he migrated his family to the Apple world and never looked back. Eric is highly regarded as a teacher in many fields. When presenting technology, he is noted for making it accessible, practical, and memorable. He hails from Maine and Sanibel. Workshops are scheduled at The Community House 9:30 to 11 a.m. iPhone/iPad I January 9 and March 13 iPhone/iPad II December 5, February 6 and April 3 Members are $30 per class, and guests are $35 per class. Contact The Community House for advanced registration. For more information on this or other SCA-sponsored events, visit or call 472-2155. iPhone and iPad courses will be offered at The Community HouseFrom page 8Bird Count1900, ornithologist Frank Chapman, an early officer in the then-budding Audubon Society, proposed a new holiday tradition, a Christmas Bird census, that would count birds in the holidays rather than hunt them. So began the Christmas Bird Count. Thanks to the inspiration of Chapman and the enthusiasm of 27 dedicated birders, 25 Christmas Bird Counts were held that day. The locations ranged from Toronto, Ontario, to Pacific Grove, California with most counts in or near the population centers in northeastern North America. Those original 27 Christmas Bird Counters tallied a total of 90 species on all the counts combined. Volunteers are needed for this years CBC. Birding skills are desirable but not necessary. If you would like to participate in this years Sanibel-Captiva CBC, you may obtain additional information by calling 437-2459.


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ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 22, 201334 Volunteers Painting To Be Displayed At Masters Art FestivalArtist Linda Soderquist of Englewood will be one of the featured artists at the annual Sanibel Masters Art Festival Friday and Saturday, November 29 and 30. This Thanksgiving Weekend traditional event is held on the grounds of The Community House on Periwinkle Way. Each year during turtle hatching season artist Linda Soderquist supervises volunteers who are tasked with locating sea turtle nests on the beaches of Southwest Florida. She gets to see many turtles up close, release stranded hatchlings, and talk with interested beach-goers, answering their questions about these fascinating animals. Her work on these nature projects offers her tremendous access to the turtles and the hatchlings. She is able to capture distinct images of the turtles that she uses to create one-of-akind paintings based on her study of the animals in their habitat. If an, injured, or sick turtle is found during season Soderquist takes measurements, records observations, and assesses the cause of the stranding. If the turtle is to be rehabbed, she transports the turtle to the proper agency for transfer. She also conducts educational talks and presentations and distributes literature about sea turtles, lighting issues, and local sea turtle ordinances. Working closely with county personnel is also a part of her responsibilities. Linda has also edited and illustrated an award winning childrens book, Turtle Talks Activities, that has been translated into several languages and through grants the book has been distributed to over 300,000 school children. Her volunteer efforts also involves annual training sessions with Florida WildlifeCommission. Her paintings and depictions of turtles and other wildlife will be on display at this years art festival. Loggerhead by Linda Soderquist Midnight Visitor by Linda Soderquist Lets SHOP Till We Drop Collars, Harnesses & Leads Great Pet Toys Pet Beds & Carriers Breed Speci c Items Cat Stuff Too! Olde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel, FL 33957 239.395.1464 fax 239.395.1458 Specializing in all Natural Pet Food and Treats Enjoy a meal with us in our French Cafe atmosphere.Dine inside or out. Youll love our pet-friendly outdoor patio!Olde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel, FL 33957 239.472.2625 fax 239.395-1458 great food good times PLACE Jean Le Boeuf foodIsland Restaurant Served DailySoup & Half Sandwich ComboCup of soup paired with


35 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 22, 2013 Art League Hosts Holiday Show At Baileys CenterThe Sanibel Captiva Art League will be hosting another art show on the veranda at the Baileys Center. Fifteen artists will have their original paintings on display for viewing and for sale. It is a great opportunity to see and purchase original fine art. The show will be on December 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Baileys center at the intersection of Periwinkle Way and Tarpon Bay Road. There is no fee and parking is free. An example of the art that will be on display This painting of white pelicans will be part of the show Sanibel Grill Open 4pm Monday-Friday Timbers Open 4:30-9:00pm Fish Market Open at 11am 472-3128 703 Tarpon Bay Road Happy Hour Daily 4:00pm 6:00pm 10:00pm Midnight 13 Dinners for $13, before 5:30pm 7 daysNOW OPEN 11:30 am Saturday & Sunday Showing ALL THE GAMES!35 Years of Fresh Fish on Sanibel Island!Sushi & Sashimi Thursday & Fridays!Winner Best of Islands 2011-2013!* Winner Best of the Islands 2011-2013 4723128 703 Tarpon Bay Road W i B t f t h I l d 2 0 1 1 2 0 1 3 NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR THANKSGIVING $2.50 OFFPizzas Not Included. Present this ad to your server. Must be seated prior to 5:30 p.m. Not valid on Wine Wednesday or with any other coupon or discount. Expires 11/26/13The purchase of each adult entree. NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR THANKSGIVING To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 22, 201336 Edison Ford Holiday Nights Opening EarlyEdison Ford Holiday Nights will open earlier this year, Friday, November 29 and will continue through January 4. Named one of the top 10 holiday events, Edison Ford Holiday Nights has illuminated the region for 38 years, opening the historic site at night with millions of lights, decorated homes and gardens, food and music. Decorating teams have been busy installing holiday decorations throughout the site. In addition, the holiday lights on the historic palm trees and fences along McGregor Boulevard in front of the estates are already turned on, as of November 14. Every year we select groups of decorating teams to embellish the homes with historically based decorations and the teams add their special flair and talent, said Edison Ford Chief Curator Alison Giesen. This presents a challenge since the decorators are instructed to decorate to the period of historical interpretation, which is the late 1920s, and must represent the taste of the Edison and Ford families. Decorating continues throughout November and there will be a tree lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. on opening night. Regular hours for Holiday Nights are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. through January 4. Decorating teams for 2013 include: American Farms, Bell Tower Shops, Bennetts Fresh Roast, Edison Community Neighborhood Association, Edison Festival of Light, Edison Inventors Association, Creative Events & Rentals, Edison Ford Volunteers, Flanders Architecture, Florida Power & Light, Florida Weekly, Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce, Forestry Resources, General Electric, Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, Lee County School District, Lee County Electric Co-Op, Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau, Lovegrove Gallery and Gardens, McKibbon Hotels, The Nest Home and Garden, Norris Home Furnishings, Parker/Mudgett/Smith Architects, June Pekol Realty, Pinchers Crab Shack Restaurant, Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of Commerce, Shell Point Retirement Community, Southwest Florida Historical Society, St. James City volunteers with Brinson Family, Thomas A. Edison Congregational Church, True Tours, WGCU Public Media and WilliamsSonoma. In addition to the decorated homes and gardens, visitors will see trees decorated for the annual Childrens Holiday Tree Trail, which involves more than 50 schools in creating historical, inventive and weatherproof decorations from recycled materials. For more information, call 334-7419 or visit www.edisonfordwinterestates. org. The Edison & Ford Winter Estates is decorated for Holiday Nights, which opens November 29 and runs through January 4 photo by Mike Shapiro Family Musical At Bishop VerotYoure a Good Man, Charlie Brown, a family musical based on Charles Schultzs comic strip Peanuts, will be performed in the Anderson Theater on the campus of Bishop Verot Catholic High School in Fort Myers. Evening performances on Friday November 22 and Saturday November 23 begin at 7:30 p.m. A Sunday matinee November 24 begins at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 for general admission seating. Doors open 30 minutes prior to performance. More information is available by calling 274-6706. Read us online at Italian & Mediterranean Cuisine Casual Beachfront Dining with Live Entertainment Open for Dinner From 5 p.m. until Late 3111 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel 3111 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel 3111 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel Gift Cards Available Gift Cards Available Gift Cards Available Call 239 Call 239 Call 239 472 472 472 4559 4559 4559 Prime Rib & Prime Jazz with Prime Rib & Prime Jazz with Prime Rib & Prime Jazz with The Dan Miller The Dan Miller The Dan Miller Jazz Quartet Jazz Quartet Jazz Quartet Wednesday, Nov 27th only Wednesday, Nov 27th only Wednesday, Nov 27th only Come celebrate Come celebrate Come celebrate Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Open at 4 p.m. with turkey Open at 4 p.m. with turkey Open at 4 p.m. with turkey & all the trimmings & all the trimmings & all the trimmings THANKSGIVING DINNERTurkey & All the Fixings. Salad & Pumpkin Pie. Adults $25/ Children (under 12) $14 OPEN ALL DAY Full MenuSunday Jazz Brunch Only $13 9am-1pm Corner of Periwinkle & Tarpon Bay Road in the Baileys Plaza (239) 395-1263 for reservations or take-out Wednesday Nov. 27-Karaoke Ladies Night-Saturdays9pm-Close Price Drinks for LadiesNov. 23rd The John Allender BandNov. 30th Cruzan VibesTil We Run Out* Every Tuesday Nite $18 Prime Rib* Every Wednesday Nite $18 Snow Crab Legs* Every Friday Nite $15 Fish Fry Special* Lunch, Dinner & Late Night Menu Only All Day Happy Hour on the Island Outdoor Seating LIVE ENTERTAINMENTFriday, November 22ndMarty Stokes & The Captiva Blues BandFriday November 29thThe John Allender Band Get Ready for Some Football Great Food & Drink Specials Your NFL & College Game Headquarters All Games Available Chicago Bears & Buffalo Bills Fan Clubs


37 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 22, 2013 Scale Rails Holiday Train ShowScale Rails of Southwest Florida will present its Holiday Train Show on Saturday, November 30 and Sunday, December 1 at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. both days at the Araba Shrine Temple, 2010 Hanson Street, Fort Myers. Admission is $7 for adults and $2 for teens. Children under 12 are admitted free and so are service personnel in uniform. There will be many special attractions such as 100-plus dealers and collectors selling trains and accessories. There will be five operating layouts to view, including the Christmas O scale layout decorated in winter scenery, an ON30 layout, the Scale Rails Tidewater District Layout in N scale and a Z scale layout. An N scale complete layout will be raffled. On display in the clubhouse will be a complete HO triple deck operating layout included with admission to the show. Scale Rails of Southwest Florida is a not-for-profit corporation of model continued on page 39 Part of the train layout at Scale Rails They All Scream For Ice Cream Last Saturday a group of young Sanibel soccer players celebrated with ice cream at the Sanibel Deli, the team sponsor. Jeff Weigel, left, owner of Sanibel Deli with Jack Powers, Owen Rose, Andrew Deluca Molly Dunn, Ryan Powers and Lily Lockard For dinner reservations call 239-472-5555 5-10 pm Tues. Sat. at 1244 Periwinkle, Sanibel Full Bar & Wine Available for Catering & Private Parties NEW!3 Course Prix Fixe Menu $35 per personTues. Thurs. 5 6 PM Includes one bottle of house wine per couple DAILY HAPPY HOUR SPECIALS: 4:30 6:00 PM2-for-1 domestic bottled beer, wells & house winesALL APPETIZERS $6 LIVE MUSIC FRIDAY & SATURDAY Loved this restaurant. Fantastic experience. Food was exceptionally amazing. Service was outstanding. TripAdvisor Member, May 2013


ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 22, 201338 Monday Night MovieHitchcockby Di SaggauThe BIG ARTS movie for Monday night November 25, is Hitchcock. It is a love story about one of the most influential filmmakers of the last century, Alfred Hitchcock, and his wife and partner Alma Reville. The film takes place during the making of his seminal movie Psycho. The extraordinary film icon known for orchestrating some of the most intense cinematic experiences of menace and intrigue audiences have ever seen had a hidden side. It included a creatively explosive romance with his steadfast wife and filming collaborator. Their captivating and complex love story is shown through the sly, shadowy lens of their most daring filmmaking adventure, the spine-tingling 1960 thriller Psycho, which would become Hitchcocks most controversial film. When the tumultuous, against-the-odds production was over, nothing about movies would ever be the same, but few realized that it took two to pull it off. Hitchcock features inspired performances from its two distinguished leads with Anthony Hopkins as Hitchcock and Helen Mirren as Alma. It also features Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh. The studio heads at Paramount did not agree with killing the female lead early in the film, so Hitchcock had to finance the film personally. This film gives you a sneak into the behind-the-scenes pressures of putting the production together. It runs 98 minutes. Admission to BIG ARTS Monday Night Film Series is $8 and all screenings begin at 7 p.m. in Schein Performance Hall. Each film is followed by a complimentary reception and discussion in Phillips Gallery. Sponsors are Bank of the Islands and Stan and Visnja Gembicki. Supporters are Sanibel Taxi, Jerrys Foods of Sanibel and John R. Wood Real Estate. BIG ARTS is at 900 Dunlop Road. Tickets are available by calling 395-0900, online at or via email: Anthony Hopkins in a scene from the movie 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. Walk-in HumidorGreat Selection of Cigars and Accessories THEYour One-Stop for WINE SPIRITS LIQUEURS CIGARS GIFT ITEMS Y o u r O n e S t o p f o r GROG SHOP One of the Best Selections of Domestic and Imported Wines on the West CoastBest Liquor Selection on the IslandsSpecial Orders and Case Discounts STOCK UP FOR THE HOLIDAYS!Veuve Clicquot Brut $53.99 SAVE $5.00Star Tree Brut $7.99 SAVE $2.00J. Lohr Cabernet Sauvignon 750 ml. $14.99Francis Coppola Pinot Noir 750 ml. $12.99Cupcake Chardonnay 750 ml. $10.99Creme de Lys Chardonnay 750 ml. $9.99 voted voted best lunch best lunch on the island on the island 2012 2012 The The NFL Ticket NFL Ticket SPECIALS SPECIALS BEER & WINE BEER & WINE The The NFL Ticket NFL Ticket SPECIALS SPECIALS BEER & WINE BEER & WINE2440 PALM RIDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 2440 PALM RIDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 HOME OF THE HOME OF THE STEEL CURTAIN PIZZA STEEL CURTAIN PIZZA Live Entertainment Nightly, Online Discounts, Loyalty Program, The Best Happy Hour NIGHTLY PROMOTIONS at BRATTAS BRATTASRISTORANTE.COM BRATTASRISTORANTE.COM DINNER DAILY 4PM DINNER DAILY 4PM 239-433-4449 239-433-4449 12984 S. CLEVELAND AVE., FORT MYERS 12984 S. CLEVELAND AVE., FORT MYERS THANKSGIVING DAY BUFFET MENU: THANKSGIVING DAY BUFFET MENU: THANKSGIVING DAY BUFFET THANKSGIVING DAY BUFFET 11am 3pm 11am 3pm $23. 23. 99 99 per person per person Regular Dinner Menu & Turkey Dinner Regular Dinner Menu & Turkey Dinner $18. 18. 99 99 per person per person with all the xings 5pm 9pm with all the xings 5pm 9pm Reserve Now!!! Reserve Now!!!Thursday & Monday Cold Water Lobster Tail & Steak starting at $14.99Tuesday All Night Happy Hour & $4.99 Appetizers Try our Seafood Extravaganza Friday & Saturday Night 3 Course Dinners starting at $24.99Sunday is Pasta prexe dinners starting at $16.99 THE RENATA BAND THE RENATA BAND AT BRATTAS AT BRATTAS Fri. Nov. 22 Fri. Nov. 22 7:30-11:30pm 7:30-11:30pm Carved Turkey Honey Glazed Ham Pork Tenderloin Parmesan Encrusted Tilapia Homemade Lasagna Peel & Eat Shrimp Sweet Mashed Potatoes Gouda Cheese Garlic Mashed Potatoes Lobster Bisque Cornbread Stuf ng Cranberry Salads, Vegetables & Desserts


39 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 22, 2013 From page 37Scale Rails Train Showrailroad enthusiasts that is dedicated to promoting and encouraging the art and craft of model railroading by preserving the history, science, and technology of rail transportation. For more information call 7310520. Poets Corner selected by Tanya HochschildAcross Bordersby Tanya HochschildOnce, years ago, I returned to Africa, across borders, flying over two oceans. Later, distinctive odor of land. Stepping out a silent night, save for a courtship chorus of croaks and chirps; Unsettled mist whispers with wandering discontent. At the decayed exit of the disembarkation building, among the crowd embracing loved ones, his face, revived by a wraith of fragrance from the Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow shrub, its bouquet and message so dear. A tumult of memories I hear again his plaintive pitch as we sing our way home. Smile, though your heart is breaking I breathe out into the night with longing. His illusion terribly real. Africa is like that. Tanya Hochschild, a member of a Sanibel Writers Group, has participated in ArtPoems and Writers Reads on the island, and had two books published. Writing ContestThe Gulf Coast Writers Association 2014 writing contests deadline is December 31. The contest is open to all. Cash prizes will be given for fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Go to for guidelines, application forms and more information. We invite submissions from local poets. Anyone interested may submit their work via email to tutsie@ Each week, individual work will be showcased. Top Ten Books On The Island1. Honors Rendered by Robert Macomber 2. Looking For The Gulf Motel by Richard Blanco 3. Deceived by Randy Wayne White 4. My 92 Years On Sanibel by Francis Bailey 5. Lighthouse Point by Lisa Poston Murphy 6. Orr: My Story by Bobby Orr 7. Things That Matter by Charles Krauthammer 8. Gone by Randy Wayne White 9. Waging Heavy Peace by Neil Young 10. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes Courtesy of Sanibel Island Bookshop 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 Black751 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel Island, FL Reservations Suggested 239-395-4022 NEW SEASONAL MENU NEW SEASONAL MENU FARM-TO-TABLE FARM-TO-TABLETASTE OF THE ISLANDS IRON CHEF WINNERVOTED BEST CHEFBEST OF THE ISLANDS AWARD Simplify Your Shopping!Order Your Groceries Online!Phone: (239) Local Grocery Delivery ServiceServing Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel, Cape Coral, Estero, Bonita Springs and NaplesFREE delivery on orders over $150 Share your communitynews with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email:


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NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands BUSINESS REAL ESTATE CLASSIFIEDS VOL. 21, NO. 22 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA NOVEMBER 22, 2013 B BSECTIONSCCF Group Learns What Happens To Trashby Jeff LysiakLast Friday morning, a group of 22 island residents, visitors and student volunteers joined the SanibelCaptiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) for the annual excursion to Lee Countys Solid Waste Resource Recovery Facility and Material Recovery Facility, a twohour tour detailing exactly what happens to garbage once it leaves the islands. Both facilities, located off Buckingham Road in Fort Myers, may be better known as Lee Countys Waste To Energy (WTE) facility, which began operations in 1994. Approximately 700 garbage trucks arrive at the plant every day to dispose of their hauls. In 2012, the facility processed 607,000 tons of trash. However, not all waste is wasted. A good portion is recyclable. According to Tom Mueller, business manager for Covanta Energy, who directed the group through the tour, Lee Countys operation is the top ranked recycling county in the entire state, at 74.9 percent efficiency. We are recognized as one of the most sustainable communities in America, said Mueller. And at the end of the day, the way Lee County has been recognized, Im very proud as a taxpayer. The facility, which serves both Lee and Hendry county residents, can generate up to 57.3 megawatts of renewable energy, with approximately 50 megawatts sold to Seminole Electric Cooperative. The facility uses secondary sewage treatment effluent water from a nearby treatment plant for its process water. In addition, the plant is equipped with both ferrous and non-ferrous recovery systems to remove approximately 15,000 tons of metals per year from waste residue, which is sold to various outlets. Following a detailed lecture on how waste deposited at the facility is processed and converted into energy, the group toured several important sections of the plant, including the tipping floor (where garbage trucks arrive and depart at a rapid pace), the boiler house (where internal combustion chambers reach 1,800 to continued on page 8B Tom Mueller of Covanta Energy leads the tour of the Lee County Solid Waste Resource Recovery Facility last Friday morning photos by Jeff Lysiak The tour group visits the control room of the Lee County Solid Waste Resource Recovery Facility In the tipping room, 700 trucks dump their waste every day. That waste is carried by a grapple into a combustion chamber, where it begins the process of being converted into energy. The main floor of the Lee County Material Recovery Facility


2B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 22, 2013 Tween Waters Inn Is Luminary Gold Sponsor Tween Waters Inn has taken a gold sponsorship for this years Luminary Festival Weekend. The 2013 Luminary celebrations will take place on Friday, December 6 on Sanibel and on Saturday, December 7 on Captiva. We are pleased to be able to support the Luminary Festival again this year, said Jeff Shuff, chief financial officer of Rochester Resorts, Inc., owners of Tween Waters Inn. It is a great time of year for sharing and the Luminary Festivals on Sanibel and Captiva are all about sharing this special community spirit that luminary brings. During the Luminary celebrations, the streets will be lined with illuminated candles, decorated trees and other festive trimmings. Santa will pay his traditional visit on his fire truck to visit shopping centers, galleries and local businesses. Tween Waters Inn is known for their legendary holiday dcor and we are delighted to have them as a gold sponsor as part of our Luminary celebrations, said Ric Base, president of the Sanibel & Captiva Chamber of commerce. For more information on this years Luminary Festival visit or see local newspapers. Jeff Shuff, chief financial officer of Rochester Resorts, Inc., Doug Babcock, chief operating officer, Rochester Resorts, Inc., John Lai, general manager Tween Waters Inn and Ric Base, president of the Sanibel Captiva Chamber of CommerceCenter 4 Life ScheduleSanibel Fit 4 Life is the motto at Center 4 Life. All ages are welcome. Island Seniors, Inc. members may attend fitness classes by paying $3.50 per class or visitors $6 per class. Island Seniors, Inc. annual membership is $20. Sanibel Recreation Center members must show their membership cards to attend. Happy Hour Fitness Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8 a.m. This class keeps your brain fit and your heart, lungs and muscles strong with a combination of aerobics and muscle conditioning exercises and balance. Hand weights, stretch cords and your body weight will be used. Class begins with a joke and ends with a positive thought for the day. Essential Total Fitness Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:30 a.m. Cardio, muscle strengthening and flexibility training with hand weights, stretch cords, chairs and stability balls. 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. Gentle Yoga 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 at 11 a.m. Similar to Gentle Yoga but all poses are done in a chair. Classes will be held Tuesday and Thursday. Kris Brown is the instructor. Tuesday Kayaking November 26, December 3 at 8:30 a.m. There is space for 16 people on eight two-person kayaks and unlimited space for those who own their own kayaks. Kayaks, paddles and life jackets provided. Bring water, a small snack, sun lotion, bug spray, sunglasses, hat and change of clothing. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Advance registration is required. Bridge Monday and Wednesday at 1 p.m. Cost is $2.50 for members and $5 for non-members. Prizes are awarded. Hand & Foot Tuesday at 1 p.m. Cost is $2.50 for members and $5 for non-members. Prizes are awarded. Canasta Tuesday at 1 p.m. Cost is $2.50 for members and $5 for nonmembers. Prizes are awarded. Mahjongg Thursday at 1 p.m. Cost is $2.50 for members and $5 for nonmembers. Prizes are awarded. Whats a Spreadsheet? Wednesday and Thursday, December 4 and 5, 1 to 3 p.m. Spreadsheets can be useful to balance your checkbook, manage rentals or expenses or keep address lists. There is a spreadsheet program with Microsoft Works or Excel. If you are new to spreadsheets or find them intimidating, this class if for you. Class size limited to six. Cost is $60 for members and $90 for non-members. Island Seniors, Inc. Annual Meeting Friday, December 13 at 11:30 a.m. Guest speaker is island continued on page 30B Hortoons Read us online at


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4B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 22, 2013 Baileys 2013 Holiday OrnamentThe 2013, Baileys General Store limited edition ornament depicts the Baileys Store on the Bay, which was used from 1926 until 1966. This is the fifth in the series of limited edition collector ornaments. The ornament is dedicated to the memory of Francis P. Bailey, Jr. who operated the store from 1944 until his passing on June 8, 2013 at the age of 92. The new store, as Bailey called it, was built to replace our original store which was destroyed in the hurricane of 1926. The Store on the Bay was located on the shore of San Carlos Bay at the end of the current Bailey Road, built securely on pilings and with a long dock extending into the bay. The ferry boats landed there, passengers disembarked, deliveries were made and those leaving the island boarded the departing ferries. Like the original store, this store stocked items needed by the residents of the islands for daily activities. The store was the center of many activities on the island. Western Union provided news and outside communications and a public phone for use by those arriving and departing. There was a small tea room for ferry passengers and locals. Automobiles could fill up at the gas pumps at the front, ice blocks were delivered daily for refrigeration and newspapers and mail were dropped off at the dock for delivery. In addition to the social opportunities offered by the tea room, there was also a 9-hole golf course to the west of the store for relaxation. The store building remains intact as a part of the Sanibel Historical Village and Museum. The spirit of being the center of life on the islands is still evident today in the current Baileys General Store as people continue to call for information, directions, weather and utility updates. And Baileys is still the place to see and be seen for the Daily Baileys and by neighbors and friends on the islands. Each ornament is made of 24k gold on brass and comes in a royal blue presentation folder showing the Baileys logo on the front. The folder contains a certificate indicating the limited edition ornament number and giving a brief description of the particular significance of the design. The ornaments, certificates and folders are produced by The Charleston Mint of Brevard, North Carolina. The 2013 Baileys General Store ornament Stockings 4 Kids Aims For 1,500Each Christmas, some children go without the simple pleasure of something to open, but one local woman is trying to put an end to it. For the fifth year, local business consultant Lee Knapp is rallying the community to make Christmas dreams come true for local, less fortunate children through Stockings 4 Kids. She is seeking funds to purchase childrens toys to fill 1,500 stockings this Christmas. Knapp started Stockings 4 Kids, a 501(c)3 organization and a United Way partner organization, bringing local businesses, adults and children together to provide a Christmas stocking filled with surprises to 1,500 less fortunate children in the area. For some children it may be the only gift they receive. In order to meet the 1,500-stocking goal, Knapp needs to raise $20,000. Each 19inch Christmas stocking costs $12 including all gifts inside it. To date, the organization has 15 sponsors and has collected $14,980, just $5,020 shy of the total goal. Businesses, individuals and families are invited to make a tax-deductible donation to help fund Stockings 4 Kids. There are two sponsorship levels Santa and Elf. To provide a Santa sponsorship, donors are asked to contribute $1,200, which will fill 100 stockings. For an Elf sponsorship, the donation is $600, which will fill 50 stockings. Individual stockings cost $12 and donations of any kind are accepted and appreciated. All donations should be made out to United Way of Lee County with a note that the donation is designated for Stockings 4 Kids. United Mechanical Inc. is a major sponsor, providing and decorating its warehouse space as Santas Workshop, where Kids Helping Kids will take place on December 7. Young volunteers will be the elves responsible for stuffing the 1,500 stockings, a true example of kids helping kids and sharing the magic of Christmas. For more information, to donate or become a sponsor, contact Lee Knapp at or lee@ She can be reached at 481-8557 or 898-0941. Barrier Island Title Services, Inc. (239) 472-3688Youll Appreciate the Difference To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


5B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 22, 2013Duvins Are 14 Karat Gold Sponsors Of Finanical Assistance ProgramThe Duvin family, 14 Karat Gold Sponsors of the City of Sanibels Financial Assistance Program. are residents of Sanibel Island and Cleveland, Ohio. They are active in various children causes and give generously. Financial assistance is provided on a sliding fee scale to financially eligible parents and grandparents who either live or work on Sanibel and Captiva so that their children can attend the after school program, summer day camp, holiday camp and fun days at the City of Sanibel Recreation Center. In 2013, 35 percent of children attending these programs received financial assistance. Applicants must complete an application with tax returns and other financial information to be eligible for financial assistance. continued on page 29B Darlene, Bob and Boomer Duvin Bank Helps Light Up CaptivaAs the holidays approach, Bank of the Islands has become the Lighting Sponsor for Captiva Holiday Village and its newest initiative, Lights Up Captiva Island. We are thrilled to be providing this additional support for the third annual Captiva Holiday Village, said Bank of the Islands Captiva Office Manager Willy Ocasio. Like our work on Luminary and the Golf Cart Parade, this sponsorship is another great way to show how much we appreciate being your island bank on Captiva. Captiva is transformed into a charming holiday village with special events every weekend from November 29 through December 22. This year includes first-time access to South Seas Island Resort on special Holly Trolleys and many discounts and offers available by purchasing a Lights Up Captiva Island coupon booklet. The booklets continued on page 29B Bank of the Islands Jeanne Vaughn and Willy Ocasio with CHV colleagues Mike Mullins, Sandy Stilwell, Daniel Smock and Dorothy Fitzgerald JOB FAIR! Sundial Beach Resort The Best Full-Service Resort on Sanibel & Captiva Islands Is seeking service-minded job applicants with high energyto help create lasting memories for their guests. and on call and include:Servers Bartenders Food Runners Cooks Safety Representatives Front Desk Representatives Room Attendants Houseperson Recreation Attendants Hair Braiders Bell Attendants MermaidsMedical, dental & vision coverage Life insurance and disability Holiday & vacation benets Sick Days Tuition reimbursementNo phone calls please EEO/Drug-free Workplace Employer.


6B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 22, 2013Sanibel Air & Electric Helps Raise Funds For START Sanibel Air & Electric, Inc. announced that its air conditioning system donated to benefit the 5th annual Cracker Fest that took place on November 8 helped raise $5,5000 for Sanibel-Captiva chapter of Solutions To Avoid Red Tide (START). The winning bid was made by Eamon and Missy Sullivan, who received a brand new air conditioning system, which includes installation, 16 SEER Rheem equipment, UV air treatment system, whole-house filtration system, Honeywell digital thermostat, labor and permits. The package was valued at more than $8,000. The annual event, which included a dinner, live music and dancing, live auction and raffles, benefits START. The organization is a state-wide nonprofit foundation with a mission to improve the quality of our marine waters through research, public education and programs that restore marine habitat and preserve marine species. This years Cracker Fest was a blast and we are very happy with our sponsorship opportunity. Not only does the event help fund important initiatives that raise public awareness and benefit our local environment, it also brings together a great crowd, said Bryan Hayes, co-owner of Sanibel Air & Electric. Our family looks forward to attending it every year. Eamon and Missy took home a really great package and we look forward to working with them soon. We thank them for helping us support START. Proceeds from the event will continue funding the Coastal Classroom program for Lee County schools, and the Sustainable Seafood Program (Seafood Savvy) and other programs that benefit the local marine environment. In addition to these programs, plans are in the works to create a beach monitoring network on Sanibel and Captiva that will provide knowledge of specific beach conditions during a red tide event, and the possibility of creating a marine studies scholarship with a portion of the 2013 proceeds. The local chapters latest initiative is to fund research on water quality around Sanibel and Captiva Islands. This project examines the nutrient contents of Caloosahatchee discharge waters and their relation to red tide blooms. It will also study the extent to which red tide effects certain organisms, including seabirds, sea turtles and fish. Lauren Hayes, Todd and Jennifer Hayes, Eamon and Missy Sullivan with Jackie and Bryan Hayes A CPA spends years preparing formoments just like these .Call 239.472.13231648 Perwinkle Way, Suite D SanibelYour Concerns Go Beyond Taxes... and So Do Our Skills.As CPAs, we focus on your nancial life, not just your taxes. We look at where you want to be. See for yourself why our clients appreciate all the work we do. Trust Company Sponsoring Museum GalaThe Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum announced that The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company is the Junonia Grand Sponsor again for this years Under the Sea gala. The gala raises funds to support the shell museums educational programming. It will be held Sunday, January 26, from 5 to 10 p.m. at The Sanctuary Golf Club. This years theme is Hits of the Brits with The British Invasion, a tribute band that plays 1960s music from The Rolling Stones to The Who. The band will take the stage from 5 to 10 p.m. The museum leadership is grateful for the continued support from The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company and hopes their support will inspire other corporate and individuals to participate in sponsoring the event. For more information and sponsorship opportunities, email info@ or call 395-2233. Steve Greenstein, Dick Pyle, Phyllis Gibson, Al Hanser, Robin Cook and Ian Breusch 1101 Periwinkle Way #105, Sanibel, FL 33957Tel.: ENGEL & VLKERS Isabella RasiRealtor Thomas HopfBroker Cape Coral: Walking distance to the beach, 2 bed/bathrooms, lots of room to extend living area, 0.3590 ac. lot.$ 799,000 Fort Myers: $ 1,890,000Devonwood Estate Sanibel: Magical unique property built on 2.11 acres, directly on the Gulf of Mexico, $ 3,900,000Rare Opportunity on Sanibel


7B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 22, 2013 Zonta Joins International Campaign To End Violencesubmitted by Dalia JakubauskasOn Monday, November 25, the Zonta Club of Sanibel/Captiva will be tying up Sanibel in a blaze of orange ribbons to call attention to a worldwide epidemic of violence against women. Various island shopping centers and merchants will display the ribbons in solidarity with the island clubs efforts, which coincide with Zonta Internationals Zonta Says NO campaign to end violence against women. November 25 is also Zonta Internationals common day of action and the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. On this day, island Zontians will wear orange, the color of the Just Say No campaign, joining 30,000 Zontians across the globe to raise awareness of the issue through local service and advocacy initiatives. Zontians will provide displays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at these commercial centers around Sanibel: Periwinkle Place, Jerrys Center, Baileys Center, BP, Olde Sanibel Shoppes, Forever Green Shops, Tahitian Gardens, Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille and The Village Shops. Look for posters and educational materials provided by the clubs local service partners, including Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. (ACT), Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships, Inc., PACE Center For Girls of Lee County, SalusCare (formerly SWFAS and Lee Mental Health) and Friends In Service Here (FISH). These agencies work in Lee County and on the islands offering services to victims of domestic violence and other crimes, such as rape and human trafficking. The November 25 event launches 16 Days of Action to End Gender Violence when 1,200 Zonta clubs in 64 countries will stage local activities to heighten awareness of the issue. Island Zontians and representatives from their service partners will be on hand on Tuesday, December 3 for the regular Sanibel City Council meeting when the city will issue a proclamation declaring its commitment to Just Say NO to violence against women. The public is encouraged to attend the meeting, which starts at 9 a.m., and wear orange to show their support. Members of the island club have been coordinating efforts with Zonta clubs from Fort Myers and Bonita Springs for continued on page 24B ISLAND REAL ESTATE, INC.Independently Owned and Operated 1019 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Lifelong Island Resident Lifelong Island Resident 239-472-4411 info 239-472-4411 info Phaidra McDermott Phaidra McDermott Phaidra did a superb job of showcasing our home and bringing possible buyers in a difficult market. Phaidra exceeded our expectations in all aspects; follow-up communication, management of details, services, and overall expertise. Well done! ~ Hans and Marie Persistent, Professional, & Personable... Phaidra Persistent, Professional, & Personable... Phaidra827 East Gulf Drive $490,000 Coquina 3C $420,000 14860 Mango Ct. $2,394,000 15899 Captiva Drive $2,895,000 4407 West Gulf Drive $3,500,000 ONE OF THE LAST GULF FRONT PARCELS1520 Angel Drive $1,598,000 2729 Wulfert Road $1,175,000 164 Southwinds Drive $1,100,000 5750 Pine Tree Drive $699,000 937 East Gulf Drive $699,000 2915 Wulfert Road $2,898,000


8B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 22, 2013 From page 1BSCCF Trip To Waste Facility2,000 degrees) and the control room. Mueller also mentioned that the plant has come a long way since the days of being known by the public as an incinerator. We are no more an incinerator than a horse and buggy could be called your car, he added. The group then caravanned a short drive over to the neighboring Material Recovery Facility, where 70,000 tons of recyclable materials per year are processed. Of the plastic, glass, cardboard, newspaper and cans delivered daily, approximately 22 tons worth are plastic water and soda bottles. Emory Smith, Lee Countys recycling coordinator, noted that the 90,000-square-foot facility receives about 80 truckloads each day, while shipping out some 12 tractor-trailer loads filled with recycled goods bundled for repurposing. Recycled products are the number three export in the United States today, Smith told the group, directing their attention to a multiple camera monitor system from which he can observe every facet of the recycling operation. From the tipping floor where the trucks come and go to the infeed belts where workers watch recyclable goods go past them at a swift pace, pulling unwanted items such as plastic bags and clothing from the conveyor before they get too far along the line; to the scalper; to the paper line; to the comingled plastic sorting bins and so on. To even the casual observer, it is an impressive operation. Several things were eye-openers in the recycling facility, said Kristie Anders, SCCFs education director who coordinated the tour. Glass is important to recycle as it can be used and sorted optically for color, but no Pyrex and cookware. Glass does not burn, so it is worthless in the waste to energy plant and creates more ash, so the most efficient use is to recycle it, including wine bottles. Smith also told the group that one of the biggest obstacles seen at the material recovery facility was clothing tossed in with recyclables, which can get stuck on the machinery. When this happens, the facility often has to be completely shut down while the clothing is cut or burned off the machine. Never bag up recyclables, added Anders. The staff on the floor of the recycling center spends hours breaking open bags, which is time wasted. Make certain things are loose and unsorted. For more information about what to recycle, visit dept/SolidWaste/Residents/Pages/ RecycleableMaterials.aspx. A Bobcat divides large bales of recycled materials into various categories Recycled materials are delivered mechanically to an external area for transportation CLEANINGS: INSIDE, OUTSIDE OR BOTH ANNUAL CONTRACTS AVAILABLEVIDEO INSPECTION PROGRAMS: GET AHEAD OF COSTLY REPAIRS DUE TO SEAL FAILURE & WATER INTRUSIONDE-IONIZED WATER & WATER FED POLES: CLEAN NOT ONLY GLASS BUT FRAMES, REMOVING DIRT, SALT & MINERALS TO PROTECT AND EXTEND THE LIFE OF YOUR INVESTMENT239-313-7930SERVICE@ISLANDVIEWCLEAN.COM Call or Email for Free Estimates Marge Angela Larson Rosier: The name that has been serving Southwest Florida for over 60 years 1200 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Matzaluna Plaza Sanibel IslandCall us anytime for your business and personal insurance needs on Sanibel and Choosing the Right Insurance Agent Makes all the Di erence Pool Service & Supply Pool Service & Supply Chlorine Tabs Tools Pumps Chlorine Tabs Tools Pumps Free computerized water analysis Free computerized water FL Lic. #CPC1457804 FL Lic. #CPC1457804STORE HOURS: M-F 9-4 SAT 10-1 SERVICE: MON-SAT 8-5 Stop by our store in Anchor Point 1633 Periwinkle Way472-4100BANNER POOL SERVICE


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Make this your home or use as a great rental/investment property. Excellent rental history. Complex has been fully renovated to include impact windows. Picturesque Excellent rental history. Complex has been fully renovated to include impact windows. Picturesque butter y garden & picnic area with gas grills, tables, shu eboard, basketball and tennis courts. butter y garden & picnic area with gas grills, tables, shu eboard, basketball and tennis courts. Unit 4C2. Unit 4C2. O ered at $825,000 O ered at $825,000 A Tranquil Paradise A Tranquil Paradise Stunning Florida Style 3 bedroom, 3 bath home in desirable neighborhood of Sea Oats. Enter into a bright and airy Stunning Florida Style 3 bedroom, 3 bath home in desirable neighborhood of Sea Oats. Enter into a bright and airy Great room with a replace, wet bar and three French doors that lead to a glass and screen enclosed porch overlooking a Great room with a replace, wet bar and three French doors that lead to a glass and screen enclosed porch overlooking a beautiful pool and lush landscaping. Other features include bay windows, beautiful cabinetry throughout and a two car beautiful pool and lush landscaping. Other features include bay windows, beautiful cabinetry throughout and a two car garage with loads of storage space. Near beach. A beautiful and tranquil paradise! garage with loads of storage space. Near beach. A beautiful and tranquil paradise! 475 Sea Oats Drive. 475 Sea Oats Drive. O ered at $875,000 O ered at $875,000 NEW LISTING Panoramic Views Dunes DuplexRelax and enjoy the beautiful views from the 3/2.5 duplex on the 18th fairway of the Dunes golf course. This bright and airy duplex o ers a master suite on the rst living level plus a half bath. Your guests are accommodated on the second level where they can enjoy their own space. Enjoy your evening on the screened in lanai and watch the sunset skies. Make your appointment to see this, it wont last long. 1645 Sand Castle.O ered at $439,000 UNDER CONTRACT Beautifully Remodeled Beautifully Remodeled Dunes Duplex Dunes Duplex This immaculate 2/2.5 duplex in This immaculate 2/2.5 duplex in the desirable Dunes Golf and Tennis the desirable Dunes Golf and Tennis Community o ers a master suite and 2nd Community o ers a master suite and 2nd bedroom on the second level and a living bedroom on the second level and a living room and den on the rst living level that room and den on the rst living level that open to a glassed lanai. Relax and enjoy open to a glassed lanai. Relax and enjoy panoramic views of the golf course and panoramic views of the golf course and sunset skies. sunset skies. 1655 Sand Castle. 1655 Sand Castle. 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10B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 22, 2013Wicked Dolphin Distillery Produces Award-Winning Rumsby Jeff LysiakOne of the most successful new business ventures in Southwest Florida began when JoAnn Elardo was sipping a glass of rum on her patio and reading the U.S. Sugar financials. But when one thing didnt sit right with her, an interesting idea was born. The rum she was drinking didnt taste too good, said Dan Termini, Elardos nephew and distiller at Wicked Dolphin Artisan Rums. So she thought, Fifty percent of the sugar in the United States comes from Florida, so why not produce our own rum? Most of the rum in the world comes out of the Caribbean, and we have roughly the same climate here in Florida as they do there. Why not produce a true Florida rum? Elardo launched Wicked Dolphin 15 months ago, converting a former garage facility in North Cape Coral into a craft distillery. According to Termini, the family-owned and operated business has been incredibly successful during their relatively short time working in the industry. We are available in over 500 locations in Florida alone, explained Termini, noting distribution deals with Publix and Sweet Bay supermarkets, Walgreens, Total Wine and ABC Liquors. We want to concentrate in our own backyard, but weve had a lot of interest already from areas outside of the state. On the islands, Wicked Dolphin is available at The Grog Shop, Sanibel Spirits, Huxters, Captiva Discount Liquors and South Seas Island Resort. It is also served at George & Wendys Sanibel Seafood Grille, Matzaluna, Timbers, Sanibel Fish House, Il Cielo, Traditions and is part of the signature drink at Doc Fords Sanibel Rum Bar & Grille. One of the familiar local faces working with Wicked Dolphin is John DiMaria, longtime member of the Sanibel Fire Department. Beginning as a helping hand on the assembly line, DiMaria is currently an assistant distiller. Ive got a lot of the (distilling) basics down, said DiMaria. Its pretty fascinating, the chemistry behind making the rum. You look at all the basic ingredients, and all of a sudden, its being bottled and put onto the shelves at the liquor store. Wicked Dolphin, which won the gold medal in the silver rum class at the 2013 Miami Rum Renaissance Festival as well as the American Distilleries Institutes Best In Class Award for silver rums (craft distillery division), has an impressive production facility only 40 minutes from Sanibel. The building houses a storage warehouse for aging rums (packed in oak barrels stacked floor-to-ceiling), a gift shop (which sells T-shirts, baseball caps, signs, shot glasses and hot sauce), offices and of course the distillery itself. The latter includes a 2,500-gallon water tank, wash kettles, four 500-gallon fermenting tanks and a giant 750-gallon Vendome copper still imported from Louisville, Kentucky.continued on page 31B Dan Termini, distiller at Wicked Dolphin Artisan Rums, leads tours of the Cape Coral facility three days per week photos by Jeff Lysiak Wicked Dolphin comes in two varieties: a silver rum and a spiced rum, flavored with oranges, honey and six spices Oak barrels are stacked from floor to ceiling in an on-site storage facility where the rum is aged Dan Termini draws rum from an oak barrel Termini checks the copper still as it fills with the latest batch of spiced rum Wicked Dolphin distillerys production facility includes fermenting tanks, a copper still and a bottling machine that can fill up to 2,000 bottles per hour The distillery has a gift shop which sells T-shirts, baseball caps, signs, shot glasses and hot sauce


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12B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 22, 2013 Ann Humphrey Irmingard Markusch Linda DeFrancisco Joan Kelly The Dunes Golf ClubBest Odd/EvenThe Dunes Golf & Tennis Club announced the Dunes Womens Golf Association event results from Friday, November 15. Format: Best Odd/Best Even Flight 1 Best Odd 1st Ann Humphrey 30 2nd Gussie Blue 31 3rd June Muench 32 Best Even 1st Irmingard Markusch 34 2nd Jana Stone 35 3rd Nancy McConnell 35 Flight 2 Best Odd 1st Joan Kelly 31 2nd Roe Marone 32 3rd Lil Gailius 32 Best Even 1st Linda DeFrancisco 31 2nd Betsy Cox 35 3rd Pat Wentling 35 Chip-Ins Grethe Christensen #11 Roe Marone #6 Ann Humphrey #1 The Couples Mixed Golf event on Sunday was a fourperson scramble. Results: 1st Jim Fantozzi Janet Fantozzi Roger Blouin Barbara Chappell 2nd Felix Curcuru Carol Curcuru Ray Vasquez Doris Dewitt 3rd Gordon Rains Maureen Rains John Hellmuth Diane Hellmuth 4th Doug Mallon Jeanne Mallon Jerry Muench June Muench Closest to the hole: #9 Gussie Blue #17 Jack Chestnut. Next weeks format will be 2 Net Better Balls of 4. The group will also be taking a count for dinner at sign-up. The Dunes Golf ClubCouples Mixed Golf Expansion Of Major League Baseballs Instant Video Review Likely To Lengthen Game Timesby Ed FrankBaseball Commissioner Bud Selig may have called it historic, but for millions of baseball fans who have become more and more disillusioned with the growing length of games, youve got to wonder if Seligs historic announcement will only add further time onto the American pastime. Last week, the commissioner said that Major League Baseball plans to expand its video review process next season to curtail the number of incorrect calls by umpires. The plan still must be approved by team owners, umpires and the players union. But it appears to be a done deal. Sure, there have been bum calls by umpires since the game was invented. And yes, the outcome of a few games may have been altered by bad calls. But do we really want to drag out what already is too long a game, having multiple reviews throughout nine, 12 or 15 innings, however long the game lasts?continued on page 37B SPORTS QUIZ 1. When was the last time before 2013 (Elvis Andrus) that a Texas Ranger hit two triples in a game? 2. Who has the most home runs in a season by a major-league player who wasnt yet 20 years old? 3. Which NFL team has the longest current streak of not making the NFL playoffs? 4. When was the last time before 2012-13 that the University of Michigan basketball team started a season 16-0? 5. What team set the NHL record for most losses in a season? 6. When was the last time before the upcoming 2014 event that Belgiums mens soccer team qualified for the World Cup? 7. Jockey Bill Shoemaker was the oldest winner (54 years old) of the Kentucky Derby. What year did he do it, and which horse did he ride? ANSWERS 1. Michael Young, in 2002. 2. Tony Conigliaro hit 24 in 1964 for Boston at age 19. 3. The Buffalo Bills -13 seasons through 2012. 4. It was the 1985-86 season. 5. The San Jose Sharks lost 71 games during the 1992-93 season. 6. It was 2002. 7. Ferdinand, in 1986. Sanibel Island Golf ClubMens League Fall ClassicOn November 16, the Mens League at Sanibel Island Golf Club played the second round of the annual Fall Classic. The first round was played on November 12. Full handicaps are applied and there were two flights: one from the white tees and one from the gold tees. Currently, the players are almost divided equally between white and gold members. Scores for the Tuesday round and the Saturday round are combined to determine winners, second and third place. Trophies will be awarded at Thursdays annual meeting, cocktail party and dinner. The first place winner from the white tees was new member Tom Rathbone with a net 71 on Tuesday and a 69 on Saturday for a combined score of 140. Jim Mulka took second with a total score of 143. John Boynton placed third with a combined total of 144. Gold tee winner was John Kilkenny with a 63 on Tuesday and a 68 on Saturday for a total score of 131. Marty Gallagher was second with 137 and Dick Codair took third with 138. Gold tees winner John Kilkenny, left, and white tees champ Tom Rathbone Jim Mulka, second place white tees The Dune Golf ClubGulf Coast Mens Interclub Match Top row from left, Dunes General Manager Leilani Sivsov, Joe Raboy, Jack Roberts, Dick Hopkins, Roger Blouin, Jack Strothman, Tom Veratti and Nobert Kunz. Front row, Skip Jewett, Phil Pilibosian, Bob Schoen and Dunes Head Golf Pro Chris Shaul. Not pictured are Jim Boughton and Dave Jones The Dunes Mens Golf Association hosted the Gulf Coast Mens Interclub competition on November 18 and placed first amongst the eight participating golf clubs. The GCMI is an eight-team tournament league with monthly competitions among the member clubs with the goal of promoting camaraderie and friendly competition. Each club is represented by 12 amateur gentlemen members and one golf professional. Players from each club typically vary from event to event with each club holding qualifying events prior to the monthly competitions that begin in October and wrap up in May. Each participating club hosts one event. The GCMI participating clubs for the 2013-14 season are The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club, Gulf Harbour Golf & Country Club, Gateway Golf & Country Club, Kelly Greens Golf & Country Club, Legends Golf & Country Club, Magnolia Landing Country Club, Olde Hickory Golf & Country Club and Pelicans Nest Golf Club.


13B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 22, 2013 Crosswalk, Temporary Path Added Along East Periwinkleby Jeff LysiakA new crosswalk and temporary shared use path along an eastern portion of Periwinkle Way which will serve customers of Dairy Queen, Lazy Flamingo and the future Bennetts Fresh Roast was installed by City of Sanibel construction workers on Tuesday. The temporary path, which consists of crushed, washed shell, is currently six feet wide. It will be widened to eight feet when it is permanently blacktopped with asphalt. That work will be completed once the pair of American bald eagles whose nest is located on property adjacent to the Dairy Queen depart following nesting season. The city had identified the area as one of three traffic hot spots on the island, the others being the intersections of Periwinkle Way at Casa Ybel Road as well as Tarpon Bay Road at Island Inn Road. As a result, a crosswalk and shared use path extension was recommended. Based on the traffic data collected, Periwinkle Way within this stretch averages over 400 vehicles per hour during the peak period, with an average speed in the 15 mph to 18 mph range, the city report stated. Tim Palmer, Dairy Queens general manager, watched as workers tilled the soil in front of his business. He also hoped that the new crosswalk would make getting across Periwinkle safer for his customers. I hope that they use the correct signage and high visibility paint, said Palmer. And is it going to be illuminated at night? Usually, everybody who passes by knows that people are crossing here. But will a new crosswalk help? Probably Im hoping so. The cost of the project is estimated at $40,000. Construction workers excavate land that will become the shared use path between the driveways linking Dairy Queen and the Lazy Flamingo on Periwinkle Way photos by Jeff Lysiak The six-foot pathway, ready to be filled with crushed, washed shell Update On Captiva Beach Renourishmentby Jeff LysiakWork continues on the 2013 Captiva Island Shoreline Protection Project, which when completed will have replenished some 800,000 cubic yards of sand along the entire shoreline of Captiva, nearly six miles between Redfish Pass and Blind Pass, and the rehabilitation of existing dunes. According to a project update posted by the Captiva Erosion Prevention District last week, The high winds and surf associated with yesterdays cold front meant the dredges could not operate Wednesday (November 13) in the gulf. Today (November 14), the weather has improved and both dredges are in operation. The beach crew has completed all of the area along the Tween Waters stretch of road. The two dredge vessels named Dodge Island and Padre Island are operated and maintained by Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC. On October 7, crews began pumping sand onto the beach. The first segment where the dredges anchored off-shore was located at mid-island, near Jensens on the Gulf. The CEPD update also noted that the active construction area has now moved further south behind the gulf front homes that line Captiva Drive. The target completion date for the dredge work is the final week in November. For more information or project updates, visit Aerial photo photo courtesy Justin McBride, Lee County Division of Natural Resources Equipment currently on the beach


14B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 22, 2013 Sanibel Island Golf Club Womens LeagueThe SIGC Womens League went out on a windy Wednesday morning this past week to play Tee To Green. Counting only their shots up to the putting green, the ladies fought with Mother Nature all day. After adding up the shots, 50 percent of their handicap was subtracted for their final score. 18 Holes 1st Sandy Sauer 42 2nd Bev Wiseley 49.5 3rd Billie Lou Miller 4th Sharon Ellen 52 9 Holes 1st Joan Schmidt 26 2nd Jane Fredericks 26.5 T-3rd Debbie Smith and Sally Lichtenstein 27.5 Gini Gersack, Bev Wiseley, Ellen Hoeltgen and Sandy Sauer The Dunes Golf ClubNifty NinersThe results from the Thursday, November 14 Nifty Niners fourperson scramble are as follows: 1st Ann Levinsohn 37 Sue Tray Rosemary Ryan Nancy Hopkins 2nd Valerie Hotchkiss 37 Bridget Funk Sue Altum Judy Yenkole. Next weeks format will be Best Odd/ Best Even. The sign up sheet is in the pro shop. The Dunes Golf ClubMixed PairsThe pairings for Sunday Mixed Golf at The Dunes Golf Club. The format is going to be a 4-person scramble. Following golf, they will have a dinner of BBQ airline chicken, house salad and assorted dressings, baked and sweet potato bar, grilled vegetables and fresh baked cookies. Sunday Mixed Golf 1 p.m. Shotgun 1 A Rains, Gordon Rains, Maureen Hellmuth, John Hellmuth, Diane 1 B Nichols, Jerry Nichols, Gay Chestnut, Jack Chestnut, Fay 2 A Czarnecki, Jack Czarnecki, Maryann Christensen, Knud Christensen, Grethe 3 A Fantozzi, Jim Fantozzi, Janet Blouin, Roger Chappell, Barbara 4 A Orr, Robert Orr, Nancy Winkler, Tom Winkler, Willie 5 A Kent, Bob Kent, Joan Wainwright, Dod Wainwright, Annie 6 A Kunz, Norbert Kunz, Aud Blue, Dave Blue, Gussie 7 A Mallon, Douglas Mallon, Jeanne Muench, Jerry Muench, June 7 B Curcuru, Felix Curcuru, Carol Vazquez, Ray Dewitt, Doris The Dunes Golf ClubQuota PointsResults for the DMGA Weekly Game. The format was Individual Quota Points. First Flight Bob Schoen 2 James Boughton -1 Norbert Kunz -2 Second Flight Tom Winkler 6 Roy Broderson 4 Sandy Cortopassi 1 Third Flight Tom Donovan 10 Doug Tudhope 5 Max Friedersdorf 5 Fourth Flight Skip Jewett 7 Tom Veratti 2 Dave Jones 1 SANIBEL FLAG FOOTBALLREGISTRATION 2013 2014 SIGN UP NOW WWW.SANIBELFLAGFOOTBALL.ORGCo-Ed Ages: 6-8, 9-11 & 12-14 To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 VASANTA SENERAT CPA, P.A.CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT SANIBEL 472-60001633 Periwinkle Way Anchor Point FORT MYERS 418-00083949 Evans Ave. Suite 205 Accounting and Tax Preparation for Businesses Individuals Condo Associations Non Residents O ces in Sanibel, Fort Myers & Punta Gorda Phone: (239) 931-7566 Fax: (239) 9317560 Email: www.hmdlegal.comReal Estate Business Law Commercial Litigation E M Jbt Hbn Cf DCbn HOLTZ MAHSHIE DECOSTAATTORNEYS AT LAW


15B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 22, 2013 New Years Eve Party At The RecKiss 2013 Good-Bye is the theme for this years New Years Eve party at the Sanibel Recreation Center. The party will take place Tuesday, December 31 from 8 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. Price is $15 per adult (18 and older) in advance ($20 at the door); $12 per youth 7-17 in advance ($15 at the door); children six and under, free. Purchase tickets at the Sanibel Recreation Center. Admission ticket includes food, games for adults, youth and children, professional DJ, dancing, new professional entertainers, face painting and midnight balloon drop. There will be Bingo for ages 18 and older, capacity 65 seats, with prizes valued in excess of $9,000. Cost is $85 per chair in advance, $100 at the door. Includes event admission ticket and three Bingo cards. The silent auction will feature seven items. All proceeds are donated to the City of Sanibel Recreation Center Financial Assistance Program to assist island workers and residents who financially qualify for their children to attend the after school program, fun days, and holiday and summer day camp at therec center. This event is a family friendly, alcoholand tobacco-free event. Children 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult. For more information contact the rec center at 472-0345 or visit or call Chairman Barry Roth at 313-9591. Sanibel Night At Everblades Hockey GameJoin your fellow islanders on Saturday, December 7 for Sanibel Night with the Florida Everblades. Game time is 7 p.m. versus the Colorado Eagles at Germain Arena. Tickets are only $18 for adults or children. Purchase your tickets at the Sanibel Recreation Center by Wednesday, December 4. Spectators at this game have the option to bring a teddy bear (big or small) stuffed animal to throw onto the ice as a donation to Toys For Tots and the Southwest Florida Childrens Hospital charities. For more information, call the Sanibel Recreation Center at 472-0345. Teenagers can also join the fun of Sanibel Night at the Everblades with the teen group. Cost is only $17 for Sanibel Rec members and $17.75 for nonmembers. Bring some extra money for the dollar menu before the game. The van will leave the Rec Center at 5:30 p.m. and the approximate return time is 11 p.m. Teens ages 12 to 15 are welcome. Van seating is limited. Sign up by Wednesday, December 4. The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information, call 472-0345 or visit Swim Gym At Rec CenterA water-based fitness program, similar to the U.S. Masters swimming program, is open to individuals 18 years and older who are looking to improve their fitness through swimming. Structured workouts offer training assistance along with stroke and technique instruction. This program is designed to help swimmers improve fitness, train for specific goals, and offer active support for a healthy lifestyle. The program will be offered at the Sanibel Recreation Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4: to 5 p.m. beginning on Tuesday, November 26. The cost for the program is $50 for recreation center members and $62.50 for non-members. Monthly registration is also available for $10 for members and $12.50 for non-members. For more information contact the Sanibel Recreation Center at 472-0345 or visit Teen Night At Sky ZoneThe Sanibel Recreation Center invites teens to jump the night away at Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park on Friday, November 22. Get in on the wall-to-wall trampoline action while taking dives into the foam pit, playing a game of 3-D dodgeball, or bouncing around in the open jump area. Admission is $12 per person which includes one pair of Sky Socks, which is paid by the participant at Sky Zone. Bring a few extra dollars for a food stop on the way. Register at the Sanibel Recreation Center. Cost is $3 for rec center members and $3.75 for non-members. The van will leave the rec center at 6 p.m. and approximate return time will be 10:30 p.m. Teens ages 12 to 15 are welcome. Van seating is limited. 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The variety of dining options on Sanibel and Captiva just keeps getting better. For their size, the islands offer an extensive culinary array all making the most of the areas fresh and abundant seafood and local produce. Youll find everything from burgers to barbecue, bistro style, Italian, Mexican, American, classic deli fare, organic, vegan, gluten-free, caf food and Caribbean. In this column, each week you will be able to stay updated on our local dining establishments and what theyre offering and get the scoop on the island dining scene, whether its fine or casual, take-out or frozen desserts. THE DUNES RESTAURANT You may not be aware that the restaurant at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club on Sanibel is open to the public for lunch and dinner. The clubhouse offers great views of the lush greens and fairways and the sunsets are spectacular. Theres a new gourmet chef on board, a brand new lunch menu and sunset dinner specials every night. In addition, there are comedy nights, wine dinners, trivia nights, murder mysyteries and Name that Tune. CIPS PLACE Cips Place is named for the late Jimmy Cipriani, a longtime islander and owner of the property on which the restaurant sits. Jimmy always made time for a good conversation, good company and great food. In Jimmys memory, Cips styles itself as a local watering hole. A mural that takes up an entire wall shows lots of islanders through the ages including Cip and if you dont recognize them all, ask to see the key. Food choices range from comfort to culinary with some Caribbean and island favorites as well. And do try the home-made potato chips, the fried buttermilk chicken with sage gravy and the snapper tacos. Choose between the outdoor garden patio or front porch. Indoor seating and full bar are also available. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily with happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. RESTAURANTS Hector Martinez, a server at The Sanibel Grill Chips Sanibel Steakhouse has many great options for locals and tourists alike. It is open seven nights a week with daily happy hour from 5 to 6 p.m., featuring two-for-one drinks and $4.95 appetizers. For early diners, theres a three-course prix fixe menu for $35 including a cocktail. In addition to an updated wine list, seasonal house-infused liquors such as strawberry-jalapeo tequila, blood orange vodka and cucumber gin are available. The menu features steaks and seafood, including a six-ounce filet mignon topped with jumbo lump crabmeat finished with Hollandaise and served with CHIPS SANIBEL STEAKHOUSE BAILEYS GENERAL STOREBaileys General Store has a full deli, bakery, daily lunch specials, take out and catering for cook-outs, picnics and parties. This is the oldest supermarket on the islands, established long before a causeway linked Sanibel to the mainland. The bakery has freshly made donuts, scones and breads. The deli offers a variety of hot foods for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as catering services for special events. Services include shopping for your groceries and delivering them to your home or vacation destination. If you are on a gluten-free diet, pick up the extensive list of gluten-free products near the entrance to the supermarket. The Coffee Bar at Baileys serves espresso based drinks, hot chocolate, smoothies and specialty coffees. BLUE GIRAFFEBlue Giraffe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. This restaurant offers casual island dining seven days a week from a menu featuring fresh local seafood, chowders, salads and steaks. Besides dessert choices, you can get hand-dipped Edys Grand Ice Cream. Dine outside on the boardwalk or inside at handpainted tables decorated by a local artist, or sit at the full liquor bar for a mixed drink, glass of wine or cold beer. GRAMMA DOTSGramma Dots, the only dockside dining on Sanibel, offers a lunch and dinner menu seven days a week from Sanibels only Seaside Saloon where you can leisurely dine at the Sanibel Marina in view of luxury yachts and modest fishing boats and watch the comings and goings of seagoing folk and fishermen. The menu features a full line of only fresh seafood, salads, sandwiches and more. Appropriate dress is required. If youre arriving by boat, check in with dockmaster for a lunch slip, monitor VHF 16. You can tie up for a night or two at the available dockage if you wish. Gramma Dots is open daily at 11:30 a.m. For dinner, arrive before 8 p.m. CROW'S NEST AT TWEEN WATERS INNThe Crows Nest at Tween Waters Inn is a more casual place than its sister the Old Captiva House. Its home to the famed Captiva Crab Races on Mondays and Thursdays and is a popular venue for live entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays. There is a nightly happy hour. GEORGE & WENDY'S SEAFOOD GRILLEGeorge & Wendys Seafood Grille features live music Fridays and Karaoke on Thursdays. Specials include prime rib on Tuesdays for $18, snow crab legs on Wednesdays for $18, and Chefs Choice Pasta for $15 on Thursdays. Happy hour is celebrated all day at George & Wendys. The full bar has an extensive wine list, 10 beers on tap, local, domestic and craft beer, mojitos, martinis and tropical favorites. Football specials are served in the bar area during NFL games and Saturday college games. Food specials include 50-cent wings, $1.50 sliders and $2 chili cheese jumbo hot dog. For $5, choose from pretzels with beer cheese, chicken quesadilla, jalapeno poppers, loaded cheese fries or bratwurst. Cheese flatbread is $6. Drink specials include $1 Jello shots, $2 drafts of Bud Light and Yuengling, $2 bottles of Bud, Bud Light, Coors Light, Millter Lite and Rolling Rock, and $2 off all wines by the glass. Bloody Marys are $3. There are free Jello shots with each Chicago or Buffalo touchdown. Hours are 11 a.m. to midnight seven days a week. DOC FORD'S RUM BAR & GRILLEDoc Fords Rum Bar & Grille is named for the Doc Ford character in local author Randy Wayne Whites best-selling mystery novels. This summer, in addition to its Sanibel restaurant, Doc Fords added a Captiva location, in Chadwicks Square. Its a well known gathering place and tropical theme sports bar with indoor and outdoor patio seating. The combined menu offers all the lunch and dinner items from 11 a.m. until closing. It includes cedar plank salmon topped with a mango chipotle glaze or a marinated grilled chicken sandwich. The fish tacos are an island favorite and theres a well provisioned raw bar. Tropical drinks are a specialty, notably the signature rum drink, Island Mojito. ISLAND FAREDine Your Way Around Sanibel And Captiva With Anne MitchellFor more information, check out our advertisers in this week's Island Sun of asparagus and choice of potato; Parmesan-crusted seabass served with mushroom risotto and finished with a creamy dill sauce. Save room for dessert though, because whether you are a chocolate lover or Key lime pie fan, Chips has something for every sweet tooth. IL CIELOIL Cielo features eclectic fine dining as well as the more casual Cloud 9 Grille. The happy-hour menu includes specially priced appetizers and drink specials from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and patrons can enjoy appetizers priced at $6 each and two-for-one drink specials on all domestic bottled beer, well drinks and house wine selections. A three-course $35 per person price-fixed menu, complete with one bottle of house wine per couple, is available Tuesday through Thursday evenings from 5 to 6 p.m. In addition to the two dining areas, Il Cielos interior also allows space separate from the main dining room for private functions or community events as well as outdoor patio dining. Il Cielo features a full liquor bar with a wide selection of wines as well as homemade desserts. GREEN FLASHThe Green Flash has marvelous waterfront views of Captivas bayside and Pine Island Sound. The Green Flash was built on the site of the historic Timmys Nook, opened in 1950. Fittingly, seafood dominates the menu, although other options are offered as well. The Green Flash is easily navigable by boat and is located southwest of Marker 38 on the Intracoastal Waterway. Hours are daily from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for lunch and 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. for dinner. GREAT WHITE GRILLThe Great White Grill is a sports bar featuring 29 beers on tap and a good wine list. Its home of The Steel Curtain Pizza. Theres free pizza delivery too. The Great White carries the TV Baseball package and the NFL package for sports enthusiasts and has arcade games for kids of all ages. The regular menu includes hand-cast fresh dough pizza, wings, fries, chicken fingers, salads, gyros, sandwiches and burgers. Check out the Pittsburgh Salad, which consists of grilled chicken, French fries, cheddar cheese, cucumbers, tomatoes and onions on a bed of lettuce. GREENHOUSE GRILLThe Greenhouse Grill offers happy hour pricing on a special appetizer of the day as well as beer and wine by the glass from 4 to 6 p.m. daily. The menu stretches from fresh salads, homemade soups and grilled black Angus burgers to pasta, steaks and fresh seafood. A must-have is the signature dish of the house, bouillabaisse, a medley of six seafoods prepared in a light broth of fresh aromatic herbs. All meals focus on fresh seasonal ingredients. You can sit under the market umbrellas on the pet-friendly patio or inside the quaint and casual dining room. The grill is open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Reservations appreciated and carry out orders are welcome. 16B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 22, 2013


MUCKY DUCK The Mucky Duck may well be the most famous restaurant on the islands due to its longevity and quirky name. Then theres the fabulous sunsets. Patrons gladly wait on the beach for tables this place draws crowds sipping cocktails and beverages until they can take their seats. Reservations are not accepted. The Duck is open for lunch and dinner, serving fresh seafood, pub-style food, sandwiches, steaks and other items. MATZALUNA ITALIAN KITCHENIn the mood for pizza? Matzaluna Italian Kitchen has a wood-fired oven to bake authentic pizzas, including gluten-free ones. Thats in addition to a big selection including over 20 combinations of pasta dinners from $11.95 (including soup or salad and fresh baked bread), affordable veal, tender chicken, choice steaks and seafood (Italian style) in a casual marketlike setting. Gluten-free pizza is also available. Matzaluna recently added craft beers on tap. On Wine Wednesdays, every bottle priced $25 and over will be discounted by $8 all evening. Hours are 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. daily and happy hour is from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Old Captiva House at Tween Waters Inn, Captiva, offers romantic sunset dining in an historic setting with live piano music. Executive Chef Jason Miller prepares New Florida island favorites, tropical seafoods, classic meats and daily fresh-baked breads and pastries, served with an extensive selection of wines, liquors and coffees. First built as a one-room school for children of Captivas pioneer settlers, the Old Captiva House still reflects much of its original charm from white French doors to hardwood floors to the Gulf of Mexico sunset that streams through the western windows. Its collection of famed cartoonist JN Ding Darlings 1930s whimsical vacation illustrations has led to its designation as a landmark in Southwest Florida. OLD CAPTIVA HOUSE AT TWEEN WATERS INNSanibel Deli & Coffee Factory offers a gluten free menu in addition to regular choices, along with pizza and wings, Boars Head meats, frozen yogurt and ice cream. There are outdoor tables shaded with umbrellas and free wi-fi. SANIBEL DELI & COFFEE FACTORYOver Easy Caf is a pet-friendly place with indoor and outdoor dining for breakfast and lunch. The covered patio is a popular spot. Choose from 22 different Eggs Benedict, scramblers and omelettes, 11 pancakes and French toast choices, 15 egg specialties and wraps, eight salads and 26 sandwiches and burgers, plus baked goods. Beer and wine is available. Breakfast is served all day. Summer hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. OVER EASY CAF SANIBEL BEANThe Sanibel Bean coffee shop is java central on Sanibel Island. With its indoor and outdoor seating and free wi-fi, its a popular venue for laptop-toting coffee lovers to relax and check their inboxes, have breakfast or lunch or recharge the batteries in the afternoon. Besides a big selection of coffee from around the globe and a variety of coffee drinks, The Bean has tea and other beverages and a variety of hearty sandwiches, pastries and muffins, plus other light fare. IL TESOROIl Tesoro serves authentic Italian food with the taste and feel of a Tuscan holiday, according to owner Chef AJ Black. He infuses flavors from the old world to the new world of cooking using only fresh seasonal ingredients to bring his dishes to life. Daily specials focus on pairing authentic meals with a bold array of fine Italian wines. Il Tesoro (The Treasure) serves dinner seven nights a week from 5 to 10 p.m. LAZY FLAMINGOThe Lazy Flamingo is a famed island hang-out with two Sanibel locations: one at 1036 Periwinkle Way, the other the original at 6520 Pine Avenue, near Blind Pass. If our seafood were any fresher, we would be serving it under water! is the Flamingos motto. And that includes, shrimp, grouper, oysters, conch fritters and chowder as well as chicken. The Flamingo Bread and the Caesar Salad are signature items. Pull up a stool to the rustic bar or take a high or low table. The interior feels like the inside of an old pirate ship with its portholes and hewn wood surfaces. The atmosphere is definitely casual and beer is available by the bottle, on draft or by the pitcher. Jerrys Restaurant and Deli in Jerrys Market is the next best thing to dining in a tropical garden. This family-style restaurant has large windows to view the lush garden with caged tropical birds that are favorites with visitors and residents. Daily specials are offered in the spacious restaurant and you can order a sandwich or hot food from the deli or help yourself at the wellstocked salad bar to take out. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. JERRYS RESTAURANT AND DELI ISLAND COWThe Island Cow is a family favorite with its colorful indoor and outdoor seating and live entertainment. Come as our guests leave as our friends! is the motto. The Cow serves breakfast, lunch and dinner featuring fresh local seafood and meats and has an extensive childrens menu. Starbucks coffee is also on the menu. Breakfast is served between 7 and 11 a.m. Hours are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. JACARANDAThe Jacaranda Restaurant & Patio Lounge is a Sanibel mainstay. with a reputation for fine seafood and steaks. Dinner is served year round and starting Tuesday, November 12, the Jacaranda will be serving lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. You can eat inside or outside on the pretty patio with its fairy lights and tropical vegetation. The Jac Bar with its live music nightly is the unofficial HQ for Sanibels social scene. The patio lounge menu includes a selection of happy apps for $5.95 and half price drinks during happy hour, 5 to 7 p.m. There is also a raw bar. ROSIES CAF & GRILLRosie's repertoire includes crab cakes, grouper and shrimp entrees and steaks with all the trimmings, Southwestern dishes such as burritos and fajitas, soup and sandwich combos, and salads. Among the most popular items is Rosies Famous Cheese Steak made from shaved rib eye, grilled mushrooms, onions and green peppers, Ultimate Cuban and Classic Reuben, home-made muffins and cinnamon rolls and Key lime pie, root beer floats and banana splits. A childrens menu and carry-out are also available and outdoor seating is available. Breakfast is served from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and happy hour is from 3 to 6 p.m. seven days a week with two-for-one draft beer and wine and a menu that starts at $4.50 for items such as nachos with cheese and salsa and $5.50 wings and chicken tenders. The ice cream bar has 20+ flavors of locally made Royal Scoop ice cream.17B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 22, 2013 continued on page 18B Sunset South 9D Sunset South 9D Beautiful River & Sanctuary Views Beautiful River & Sanctuary Views from Two Large Lanais! Furnished from Two Large Lanais! Furnished Top Floor 2 BR/2 BA. Only Steps Top Floor 2 BR/2 BA. Only Steps to the Beach and Pool. to the Beach and Pool. $449,000 $449,000 690 Birdie View Point 690 Birdie View Point Lots of Room to Build Your Island Lots of Room to Build Your Island Dream Home! Short Walk to Dream Home! Short Walk to Beach. Enjoy Beautiful Fairway Beach. 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SANIBEL GRILLThe Sanibel Grill has 16 big screen TVs with satellite TV tuned to every televised sporting event. The Grill shares a kitchen with The Timbers, serving the same fresh seafood, along with burgers, sandwiches, pizzas and salads. Crunchy Grouper and Crunchy Shrimp are signature dishes. SUNDIAL BEACH RESORT & SPASundials Fall Festival features fine dining Wednesday through Sunday from 5 to10 p.m. in the elegant Waterview restaurant with panoramic views of the gulf. Be sure to sample their signature dish: Clay Pot Baked Mediterranean Gulf Grouper. Or enjoy the more casual Turtles Beach & Pool Bar or Sea Breeze Caf with al fresco dining. Sea Breeze Caf serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Happy Hour is twice daily from 3 to 5 p.m. at Turtles and 5 to7 p.m. in the Sea Breeze Cafe. Sundial also presents a poolside BBQ Buffet every Saturday from nooon to 4 p.m. with live entertainment. The buffet includes grilled hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken, and mahi-mahi along with fresh salads, corn on the cob and baked beans, plus a selection of fresh fruits. Price is $19 for adults and $12 for children five years and older. TIMBERS RESTAURANT & FISH MARKETThe Timbers Restaurant & Fish Market and the adjoining Sanibel Grill are mainstays of the island dining scene, boasting 35 years of fresh fish on Sanibel Island. The restaurant offers 13 dinners for $13 daily before 6 p.m. plus a large selection of local seafood such as grilled shrimp, fried grouper, oysters, clams and crab cakes. Besides specializing in fresh local seafood, the restaurant has a seafood market that opens at 11 a.m. (except Sunday, when its 2 p.m.) TRADITIONS ON THE BEACHTraditions on the Beach is one of the few Sanibel restaurants with beachfront dining. The menu features Italian and Mediterranean cuisine based on fresh local seafood, meats and produce. Dining is from 5 p.m. until late and there is live entertainment most nights for listening and dancing. Besides fish and steaks, youll find Moroccan Lamb, roast duck, Texas Wild Boar Saddle and veal. Pasta, grilled items and a raw bar round out the menu. Theres an attractive bar area also serving food and an extensive wine and cocktail list. Traders is unique in that is combines a bustling restaurant with a large shopping emporium selling casual clothing, jewelry, accessories, home decorating and gift items, books and lamps. The restaurant serves bistro style food with an island flair with offerings such as black beans and rice, blackened fish and fresh salads from an open kitchen. Theres no fryer in this place! The tables are freshly wrapped in white paper for each party and theres a pot of colored crayons for doodling, whether youre an adult or a child. Traders has been around long enough to have become a favored local hang-out. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., happy hour 3 to 6 p.m. and dinner 5 to 9 p.m. Theres live music from 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays with Danny Morgan and Wednesdays with Chris Workman. TRADERS STORE & CAFE SANIBEL SPROUTThe Sanibel Sprout is the islands only health food store and vegetarian/vegan gourmet take-out eatery. Fresh organic juices, smoothies and pure, clean food is their hallmark and Let Food Be Thy Medicine and Let Medicine Be Thy Food is their motto. Juices: Emerald Island, Pink Citrus Sunrise, Carrot Zinger, Garden Goodness and Sweet Sails including shots and elixirs. Smoothies: Chocolate Pecan Bliss, Strawberry Kiss, Mango Morning, Emerald Mermaid and Chakra Sunrise. Meals: soups, kale salad with creamy avocado chipotle dressing, coconut quinoa salad, pesto quinoa pasta, arugula salad with figs, pine nuts and raspberry, hummus, tuna, corn chips and guacamole, almond butter and homemade jam, bananas and coconut on sunflower bread, raw artisan crackers. Watch for daily specials. Custom meals can be ordered. Catering available. The Sanibel Sprouts juice bar attracts a lively crowd of health conscious islanders and visitors, and the daily lunch specials are very popular. Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ; Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed. The Jacaranda has entertainment nightly. On Friday and Saturday, various artists are featured starting at 8:30 p.m. Weekdays, music is from 7 to 11 p.m. On Monday, its Renata, playing jazz, contemporary music and dance; Tuesday, David Christian, funk, popand top s; Wednesday, Trevor, with contemporary top s and reggae; Thursday, Malibu Duo, contemporary, reggae and dance; Sunday, Jamaica Dave & Co., reggae and dance. George & Wendys Seafood Grille has live music tonight, Friday, by Marty Stokes and the Captiva Blues Band, and Saturday, The John Allender Band, rock and blues. Sunday Jazz Brunch is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with live jazz from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday is Hospitality Night with happy hour pricing from 8 p.m. to close. Karaoke is Thursdays from 9 p.m. to midnight. 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. LIVE ON THE ISLANDS ZEBRA FROZEN YOGURTThis bold and bright cafe/store offers a variety of frozen yogurt flavors try the caramel sea salt pretzel with more than 50 toppings such as strawberries, blueberries, chopped candy and sprinkles. Other offerings include milk shakes, smoothies and frappes. Zebra has indoor and outdoor seating. The store recently added frozen yogurt to go, by the pint and quart. 18B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 22, 2013 From page 17BRestaurants Renata plays jazz and contemporary music for dancing at The Jacaranda on Mondays 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. ISLAND INSURANCE SERVICE Kathleen Papaleo President Mark OBrien General Manager Susan Barnes Personal Lines Gina Loeber Agent 703 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel, FL (239) 472-3022 Summer is over and its time to enjoy those beautiful winter days in Paradise. Have an insurance question? Call our office today for a new Auto quote. 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19B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 22, 2013 This weeks lineup at Traditions on the Beach at the Island Inn includes: Friday Night Dance Party with Joe McCormick and singer Barbara Smith; Saturday, smooth music and dancing with Joe McCormick and Marvilla Marzan with the sounds of Broadway, Latin hits and all styles of popular dance music; Wednesday, for one night only, the Dan Miller Jazz Quartet; Thursday, Dusk Duo with Dean & Kathy Winkleman, piano, guitar and vocals, performing pop, R&B, country and jazz for dancing and listening. Live entertainment starts at 7 p.m. Scott McDonald plays piano every Friday and Saturday at Il Cielos Cloud 9 Grill from 7 to 9 p.m. McDonald, a Sanibel resident, has had a long music career including being pianist for singer Andy Williams. The Crows Nest at Tween Waters Inn has live entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. This weekend, its Traffic Jam. Crab races take place Mondays and Thursdays. The Mucky Duck on Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, features music by Mark Dupuy on Mondays; Rich Lancaster, Wednesdays; Gene Federico, Thursdays and Saturdays; and Bu ckeye K en, Fridays. Sea Breeze Cafe at Sundial Beach Resort features the Danny Morgan Band Fridays from 7 to 10 p.m. as well as live entertainment on Saturdays at the same time. Turtles Beach & Pool Bar at Sundial Beach Resort features live entertainment every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. with Danny Morgan performing on Fridays. The Island Cow on Periwinkle Way has live entertainment on Friday with Dan Confrey; Saturday, Diana Lynn; and Sunday, Bu ckeye Ken. Restaurant owners/managers, please email or fax any changes to your entertainment schedule to or 395-2299. SANIBEL CAPTIVA SANIBEL CAPTIVA Tracy Walters Tracy Walters REALTOR REALTOR 239.994.7975 239.994.7975 Connie Walters Connie Walters REALTOR REALTOR 239.841.4540 239.841.4540 John Naumann & Associates1149 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957Let us help you become part of them too We are part of the Islands OUSTANDING BAY VIEWS1009 Dixie Beach Road Open spaces with 3 bedroom 2 full bath Conveniently Located Hardwood Floors and Tile throughout Courtyard Area for entertaining, quiet moments Lap Pool and Spa O ered at $539,000For the Visionary...736 Cardium Street 3 Bedroom, 2 Full Bath 5-8 minute stroll to beach Abundant Studio & Storage Natural Surroundings Centrally Located Neighborhood O ered at $459,900Direct 110 of San Carlos Bay1520 San Carlos Bay Drive Views of Bay throughout the property 2 Full Guest Suites & Living Room on Upper level Master Suite & En-Suite Bath & Private Of ce Open Balconies & Screened Lanai Open Air Pool O ered at $2,250,000 EXTRAORDINARY HOME, NO ORDINARY ISLAND Captain Richard McCurry, John Earle and Joe Mason won three games each and led Sanibel Caf into a tie for the Sanibel 8-Ball Pool Leagues first place honors with Bunts Ball Busters. Chip Gelpi led last place Fresh Legion Crew with two hard earned victories over Pete Mindel, top shooter for the Caf guys. Odd Ball Matt Hall, who usually wilts when competing against a lady shooter, shook off his anxiety and produced four masterful winning contests against Island Lifer Captain Connie Lee. His amazing effort led the Odd group to a strong 11-5 pasting of the Legion Crew. Hall was aided by his teammate Doc Lubinski, who posted three wins over Lifer Jack Cunningham. Bunts Ball Busters escaped with a 10-6 win over Sandycappers to hold on to a share of first place. Ball Busters golden locks ace Dave Doane fashioned another 4-0 night for his team. His victim was Smiling Jeff Brown. John Riegert led his Sandycapper team with three solid victories over ball blasting and safety playhating Ken Rasi from the Ball Busters. Sanibel Caf and Bunts Ball Busters meet on Monday, December 2 at 5 p.m. at Legion Post 123. This match should produce a clue as to the leagues eventual champion. Spectators are welcome and cheering and/or booing is encouraged. Sanibel 8-Ball Pool LeagueTwo Teams Tied Atop StandingsNovember 18 Results Sanibel Caf 11Fresh Legion Crew5 Odd Balls 11Island Lifers 5 Bunts Ball Busters10Sandycappers 6 StandingTeam Name WonLost First (tie)Bunts Ball Busters 6333 First (tie)Sanibel Caf 6333 ThirdOdd Balls 5739 FourthSandycappers 4749 Fifth Island Lifers 3363 Sixth Fresh Legion Crew 2571SANIBEL 8-BALL POOL LEAGUE 2013-14 Standings through November 18 Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299 or email

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BEST TAKE-OUT ON THE ISLANDS CALL FOR DAILY SPECIALS472-9300 Jerrys FoodsRestaurant & DeliDaily Lunch Specials Salad Bar Take-Out or Eat In Breakfast Lunch DinnerOpen Daily 6 a.m. 10 p.m. The Only Dockside Dining on Sanibel Located at the Sanibel Marina Specializing in Local Seafood We also feature Petite & 10 oz. Filet MignonsDining Awards: 6 years running 472-8138 FULL DELI, BAKERY DAILY LUNCH SPECIALS COLD BEVERAGESCall us for your cookout, picnic and party needs. Well take care of you!Corner of Periwinkle Way & Tarpon Bay Road472-1516 BOARS HEAD MEAT! BOARS HEAD MEAT! FROZEN YOGURT & FROZEN YOGURT & ICE CREAM ICE CREAM Sanibel Deli & Coffee Sanibel Deli & CoffeeF A C T O R Y Across from CVS in Palm Ridge PlacePIZZA & WINGSCALL AHEAD 472-2555~ OPEN ~ Mon. 7am-3pm Tues. Wed. & Thurs. 7am-8pm Fri & Sat. 7am-9pm Sun. Seasonal FINE ITALIAN CUISINEIL TESORO RISTORANTEwww.iltesoro.netOpen 7 days a week 751 Tarpon Bay Road 239.395.4022 Get The Word Out About Your Take-Out!~Advertise Here~22B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 22, 2013 My Stars FOR WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25, 2013ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A project benefits from your organizational skills that get it up and running. Your success leaves a highly favorable impression. Dont be surprised if you get some positive feedback soon. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Spend time on practical matters through the end of the week. Then begin shifting your focus to more-artistic pursuits. Resist being overly self-critical. Just allow yourself to feel free to create. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Restarting those creative projects you had set aside for a while will help provide a much-needed soothing balance to your hectic life. Besides, it will be like meeting old friends again. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A change in plans could make it tough to keep a commitment. But stay with it. Youll get an A-plus for making the effort to do whats right and not taking the easy way out by running off. LEO (July 23 to August 22) The Lions enthusiasm for a workplace policy review is admirable. But be sure you know who is really behind the resistance to change before pointing your finger at the wrong person. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) You can expect to have to do a lot of work through midweek. Devote the rest of the week to checking your holiday plans in case some need to be adjusted to accommodate changes. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Try to avoid signing on the dotted line in the early part of the week. You need time to study issues that werent fully explored. Later in the week might be more favorable for decision-making. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A new development could snarl travel schedules or other holiday-linked projects. Some flexibility might be called for to deal with the problems before they get too far out of hand. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Relatives seek your advice on a matter youd rather not be involved in. If so, use that sage Sagittarian tact to decline the offer, so that no ones feelings are needlessly hurt. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A shift in planning direction might help you speed up your progress toward achieving that long-planned goal. Trusted colleagues are ready to offer some valuable support. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) An unexpected demand for settlement of an old loan could create some pre-holiday anxiety. But you might not really owe it. Check your records thoroughly before remitting payment. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Its a good time to get into the social swim and enjoy some well-earned fun and games with those closest to you before you have to resume more serious activities next week. BORN THIS WEEK: Your ability to sense the needs of others makes you a wise counselor for those seeking help with their problems. On Nov. 30, 1886, the Folies Bergere in Paris introduces an elaborate revue featuring women in sensational costumes. The highly popular Place aux Jeunes established the Folies as the premier nightspot in Paris. The Folies followed the Parisian taste for striptease and quickly gained a reputation for its spectacular nude shows. On Dec. 1, 1913, Henry Ford installs the first moving assembly line for the mass production of an entire automobile. His innovation reduced the time it took to build a car from more than 12 hours to 2 1/2 hours. On Nov. 28, 1925, the Grand Ole Opry, one of the longest-lived and most popular showcases for country music, begins broadcasting live from Nashville, Tenn. The showcase was originally named the Barn Dance. On Nov. 26, 1931, the first cloverleaf interchange to be built in the United States, at the junction of NJ Rt. 25 (now U.S. Rt. 1) and NJ Rt. 4 (now NJ Rt. 35) in Woodbridge, N.J., is featured on the cover of the Engineering News-Record. (By contrast, a piece on the under-construction Hoover Dam was relegated to the journals back pages.) On Nov. 25, 1952, The Mousetrap, a murder-mystery written by novelist and playwright Agatha Christie, opens at the Ambassadors Theatre in London. The crowdpleasing whodunit would go on to become the longest continuously running play in history, with attendance by more than 10 million people to date. On Nov. 27, 1965, the Pentagon informs President Lyndon Johnson that if Gen. William Westmoreland is to conduct the major sweep operations necessary to destroy enemy forces during the coming year, U.S. troop strength in Vietnam should be increased from 120,000 to 400,000 men. On Nov. 29, 1975, Silver Convention earns a No. 1 pop hit with Fly, Robin, Fly. Suddenly, the world wanted to see the artists behind it. The problem: Silver Convention didnt exist. The two unknown singers whod cut the record couldnt be hired again, so two others were pressed into service to appear in their place. It was noted wit Oscar Wilde who made the following sage observation: Every saint has a past and every sinner a future. It seems that having blond hair was popular in ancient Rome, too. Those not naturally blessed with golden hair, though, had to go through a bit of an ordeal to change their natural color. The treatment of choice was pigeon droppings. Messy, perhaps, but effective. Those who study such things say that dung beetles use the Milky Way as a navigational aid. In June 2009, the town of Cave Creek, Ariz., was faced with an electoral tie in the race for a city council seat: Each candidate received exactly 660 votes. According to the state constitution, such ties can be broken by a game of chance. After some discussion, the candidates agreed that they would each pull a card at random out of a deck, and the one with the highest card would be declared the winner of the election. Thomas McGuire drew the six of hearts, then waited while his opponent, Adam Trenk, took his turn. Trenk pulled the king of hearts, securing his city council victory. You may be surprised to learn that clams can live to be 200 years old. If youre of a morbid inclination and have some time to kill in Chicago, head to that citys Graceland Cemetery. Find the monument known as Eternal Silence -a tall figure in robes -and look into the statues eyes. Its said that if you do that, youll have a vision of your own death. I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day. -E.B. White THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY


23B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 22, 2013Hope Hospice Tennis ChallengeThe recent Hope Hospice Tennis Challenge raised more funds than last year. We have collected $11,000 and are still receiving donations, said Christie Bradley, director of tennis and fitness at The Sanctuary Golf Club, home of the event. As title sponsor, The Sanctuary provided complimentary breakfast and lunch both days, as well as raffle prizes that included golf for four with lunch and dinner for two at the club. Lily & Co. Jewelry Gallery donated raffle items that included a 14-karat white gold tennis racket pendant with more than 25 diamonds on an 18-inch chain, won by Diane Smith; a limited edition ladies diamond watch from the Michele Garden Party Collection, and a sapphire crystal, won by Carmen Courter; and an Italian hand-blown starfish carafe and six highball glasses won by John Naumann. It was an extraordinary tennis tournament and we are very pleased with the results, said Dan Schuyler, co-owner of Lily & Co. Our appreciation goes out to Christie and The Sanctuary for all the hard work, as well as to all those who helped make it a successful and wonderful event. Winners took home awards designed by Sanibel glass artist Lucas Century. Mens doubles champions were Jim Monahan and Ken Monahan; finalists were Bob Kuehling and Dwight Shelton; consolation winners were Peter Cline and Bill Rosenberg. Champions of the womens doubles were Sandy Ritter and Karen Steuber; finalists were Sarah Ashton and Jane Ranieri; consolation winners were Catherine Colfer and Barbara Chappel. Brian Johnson and Matt Maloney won the mens open division; Ed Bolter and Maius Espeleta were finalists and BJ Halsey and Tom Maroldt were consolation winners. The womens open division winners were Dulce Doss and Sandy Miller; the Lily team of Kerry Kendrick and Holly McIntosh were finalists; and Diane Smith and Jane Zito were consolation winners. Additional sponsorships included Lucas Century, Excel Sportswear, Tween Waters Inn, Bank of the Islands, The Spa at Tween Waters, MacIntosh Books and Paper and Flex Appeal. Anyone interested in making a donation can contact Bradley at 482-5276, email at or mail a check to Christie Bradley, c/o Sanctuary Golf Club, 2801 Wulfert Road, Sanibel, FL 33957. Hope Hospice, a part of Fort Myersbased Hope HealthCare Services, offers expert medical care, personal care, housekeeping, spiritual and emotional support to its patients while providing education, counseling and respite for caregivers. Hope provides specialized care for its patients with needs related to life-changing illnesses through a number of programs, including PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly), Parkinsons support, expressive therapies and grief support groups. It is a not-forprofit community-based agency, and nationally recognized as a leader in providing high-quality, innovative care. Winners of the Hope Hospice Tennis Challenge took home awards designed by Sanibel glass artist Lucas Century Owners of Lily & Co. Jewelers Dan Schuyler, left, and Karen Bell, right, present Christie Bradley, director of tennis and fitness at The Sanctuary Golf Club, a check resulting from the recent Hope Hospice Tennis Challenge Matt Maloney and Brian Johnson won the mens open division Tim Drobnyk, FL Real Estate Broker NOW AVAILABLE239.281.3530 1826 Ardsley Way, Sanibel IslandBuilt in 2002, this Key West inspired home offers 1852sf of living area with 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms. Centrally located on Sanibel with a large front and back porches overlooking .40 acres of newly installed yard and landscaping and private wooded areas. Features include oak and tile floors, Bahama shutters in the family room, volume ceilings, new stainless steel appliances, new interior/exterior paint, and updated bathrooms. Soundly built with concrete pilings, impact resistant windows, and above current flood zone. A great family residence or vacation home at a great price...... $498,500


24B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 22, 2013 Superior InteriorsCreating The Perfect Home Office For Youby Marcia FeeneyGone are the days when you only had the choice of a desk and chair for your home office. Todays home office furnishings options are all but endless. So, first things first. As with any decorating project, you first need to determine what you want to accomplish in your new home office, and then match those needs with the right furnishings. While many people purchase a conventional desk, more and more are requiring extra space. If you fall into this category, you might consider a workstation. With an L-shaped configuration, you should find that it provides approximately twice the work space of a traditional desk. Plus, the storage options are virtually endless cubbyholes, drawers and cabinets are all designed to store office essentials. Another popular workstation option is the office armoire: two tall doors open to reveal a drop down work surface and plenty of storage space. Available in a multitude of design styles and furniture finishes, these popular pieces can easily fit into any design style. Chairs, too, have vastly improved in terms of aesthetics as well as comfort. This is one place you can really put a personal stamp on your home office. Who says you cant work from a traditional wing chair? Or even a country-style Adirondack chair? Once youve determined your style preference, you next need to give careful consideration to the ergonomics. If you spend a majority of your time working at a computer, you may want to opt for a chair with separate adjustments for lumbar and lower back support, arm width and height, seat back angle and seat height. Another extremely important consideration in creating the home office of your dreams is storage. Books, files, mail, magazines and a plethora of other paperwork are essential to any full-fledged office and as we all know every piece of paper deserves its own home. Take stock of how many linear feet of open and closed storage you need right now, then multiply that figure by 25 percent to 50 percent to allow for future growth. Once youve come to a comfortable conclusion, consider various storage options everything from conventional steel files to traditional wood cabinetry. And finally, dont forget those furnishings that will put the home in home office. Decorative lighting, an ottoman for put-your-feet-up comfort, even a home entertainment unit can add up to an office ready for any job. And, of course, those finishing touches custom window treatments, area rugs, artwork and collectibles will all help to say, This is my space! Given the right decorative approach, youll find it hard to leave work when 5 oclock rolls around. Marcia Feeney is an interior designer on Sanibel/Captiva Islands. She can be reached at Insurance Tip How Old Is Your Homes Water Heater?by Angela Larson RoehlInsurance companies always want to know how old your water heater is and while some know this, as they just replaced the water heater or the home is brand new, there are many that dont know the age of their water heater. Here is a simple way to find out the age of the water heater. You will need to locate the label on the water heater, as the label will show a serial number that can be deciphered as follows: The first four digits are the date the unit was manufactured; can be listed as the month/year or by the week/year. The month can be indicated by a letter or a number. 01 or A for January, 02 or B for February, and so on. Water heaters also have maintenance procedures that one can do every six months to keep the water heater operating safely and efficiently for years. Please consult a professional if you are unsure about the maintenance procedure. It is also advisable that a water heater over six years old be inspected by a professional. Angela Larson Roehl is a local Sanibel-Captiva insurance agent with over 20 years of insurance experience. She can be reached at From page 7BZonta Joins Campaigna similar proclamation to be presented at a regular meeting of the Lee County Commission. The meeting will also be held on December 3 at 9:30 a.m. and is open to the public For information visit CHILDRENS EDUCATION CHILDRENS EDUCATION CENTER OF THE ISLANDS CENTER OF THE ISLANDS350 Casa Ybel Road, Sanibel Island Celebrating 39 Years Celebrating 39 Years of Dedication to Education of Dedication to Education FOR PRESCHOOL CHILDREN FOR PRESCHOOL CHILDREN LIMITED SPACE IS AVAILABLE FOR AGES 2 5 YEARS OLD FLORIDA VOLUNTARY FLORIDA VOLUNTARY PREKINDERGARTEN PROVIDER PREKINDERGARTEN PROVIDER CONTACT: JANA YATES, DIRECTOR CONTACT: JANA YATES, DIRECTOR(239) 472-4538Se habla Espaol


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26B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 22, 2013 In January, the federal estate tax exemption increases from its present $5.25 million amount to a whopping $5.34 million. This means that a married couple can shield a combined $10.68 million from federal estate tax once Ryan Seacrest finishes his countdown from Times Square. So does this mean the end of revocable living trusts? Why would one create a trust or keep an existing trust active? The answer is this: revocable living trusts are more viable, useful and valuable than ever. Of course, you would expect a board certified wills, trusts and estates specialist to say that, wouldnt you? Well, please give me a few paragraphs to offer evidence in support of my proposition. First off, estate tax planning is probably low on the totem pole as to the unique capabilities that trusts offer. One can easily draft estate tax planning into a will absent a trust. Trusts still shine over wills as well as durable powers of attorney, since trusts can offer both lifetime benefits to you as well as planning benefits to your loved ones who follow. Here are a few examples: Probate Avoidance Many people confuse probate with taxes. Probate is not synonymous with taxes. Probate is a legal, court supervised process that in Florida requires you to engage an attorney. In a probate process your will is filed and accepted by the court as your last will and testament, your personal representative (executor) is appointed, assets are inventoried and filed with the court, accountings filed, creditors notified and paid and finally distributions made to the beneficiaries. This court supervised process is avoided through proper revocable trust planning, which includes the transfer of ones assets to the trust; Multiple State Probate Avoidance For those who own real property in two or more states, probate might occur both in your domiciliary state and any other state in which you own real property. By placing all of your real property into a revocable living trust, your loved ones avoid having to pay attorneys and court filing fees in those states; Privacy When you die, your will is filed with the probate court. The probate process described above is a public process, meaning that anyone can visit the probate court (or even go online) and view most of what has been filed. Any person claiming to be an interested party can review your will, inventory, names and addresses of your beneficiaries and so on. In todays electronic age of identity theft and fraud its usually a good idea to stay as private as you can, especially when loved ones are in a vulnerable state after a loss; Protection While your own revocable trust offers no protection against your own creditors since you effectively own and control all of the assets inside of your own trust, when you die your trust can establish testamentary trusts for the benefit of your spouse, children, grandchildren and other loved ones. These testamentary trusts built inside of your revocable living trust can offer your loved ones valuable legal protections against future creditors, predators or even from their divorcing spouses. Further, having a trust eliminates the need of placing assets in joint name with a loved one to avoid probate. It is extremely dangerous to place assets in joint name those other than your spouse, for a variety of reasons, including gift tax, vulnerability to the joint account owners creditors and the likelihood that the joint account circumvents your estate planning wishes. Centralized Asset Management & Disability Protection Normally, the person who creates a revocable trust is also the trustee of his or her own trust, meaning that he or she controls all of the trust assets. But if one should develop an illness such as Alzheimers disease or dementia, your trust names a successor trustee of your choice who can seamlessly step in and manage your assets for you. You can name your spouse, a child, a bank or trust company, or any combination of those parties to act. The important point is that you are in control of the process. You get to name and control the parties who will manage your financial affairs and make these decisions. Income & Gift Tax Planning Revocable trusts are income tax neutral during your lifetime, meaning that they dont cause extra taxes to be paid nor do they save you any income taxes. Upon your death, however, your trust could establish testamentary trusts for your loved ones that contain sprinkle powers enabling income to be distributed to the beneficiaries most in need, which could result in lower marginal income tax rates. Further, the distribution of that income is not a gift, which preserves the $14,000 annual exclusion gift option. I could go on but I hopefully have made my point. Trusts accomplish goals that wills simply cannot, and even in those areas where wills might be able to match the benefits of a trust, the ease of administrating the trust over a will is usually well worth the time and expense of creating and maintaining the trust. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at Will PowerWith $5+ Million Exemption Are Revocable Trusts Still Relevant?by Craig R. 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27B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 22, 2013 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My third grader is struggling in reading comprehension with stories, not factual information. He can read the words well but just seems confused about what he has read. He enjoys reading with me. Is there something I can do in our reading sessions to help him comprehend better? Tania S., Fort Myers Beach, Florida Tania, You have two things already in your favor with your sons reading skills. First, you say that he enjoys reading with you thats great! The other is that your son can decode words. He apparently understands the processes with decoding text. This too is great so now you can focus on helping him with comprehending fiction. Lisa Catherine Harper, adjunct professor of writing in the University of San Franciscos MFA in Writing program says that, Fiction asks kids to figure things out. It requires that they remember. It urges them to consider how one event leads to another. It demands that they slow down, maintain focus and develop an idea. It asks them to think in complete sentences. Fiction requires sustained thought, over a period of time and any number of pages. Its hard work! Here are some questions that you can ask him after he reads independently or after your reading times together that may help him learn how to think critically about what he has just read. Start with a discussion about the main character. Ask him who this story is about and to describe this person. To help him think about how to describe this character, ask him, What did he or she look like? Was that person old or young? Name any characteristics that might be associated with the main character. Next, discuss the main idea of the story. Again, ask him what is the main idea of the story or what is the story mostly about. Questions to help him think about the main idea include discussing if there is a moral or lesson to be learned from the story. Have him describe what happened in the beginning, middle and end and describe the problem in the story and how it was resolved or fixed. Youll want him to also think about when and where the story took place. Have him name the town or city where the story occurred. Have him answer where the story happened; on a farm, in a city, in the woods, at school? Did the story happen recently or in the past? What time of day did the events in the story take place? Practice using these questions with him. This will give your son a step-by-step strategy to learn how to comprehend fictional material and a technique he can use independently to increase his success when reading fiction. 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 Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. Sundial Names Safety ManagerSundial Beach Resort has announced the promotion of Robert Walter to safety manager,. He is responsible for the resorts safety training and compliance standards to ensure safe business practices and guest services. In his new position, he supervises the safety representative team. According to Human Resources Director Theresa Zupon, Robert has been a strong performer in our safety department for more than16 years. His extensive background in safety and security started in his home country of Jamaica, where he served as an immigration officer. He also worked in New York City for three years with OConnors Corporate Safety. Robert Walter Sanibel Ballroom Wins Top AwardAfter less than a year in business, Enchanted Ballroom of Sanibel has been named Top Studio at a compeitition held in Orlando November 2-3. With the music, make-up, elegant ball gowns and the excitement (mixed with nerves), Enchanted Ballroom took home the Gold. The competition took place at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando. On the Saturday, the children in the junior division took the floor with their youthful energy and creativity. The next day, the competitive team of David Flory, Stefan Zhivkov, Susan Scott, Denise Libbey and Lori Pickens represented the Sanibel-based studio with excellence and precision. In addition to taking top studio award, they had several individual accomplishments. On Sunday, Scott took Top Silver Competitor, Libbey placed in the top 8 and Pickens took Top Newcomer Competitor. Instructors David Flory and Stefan Zhivkov placed as Top Instructors at the competition. The local studio was recognized by the organizers, World Promotions, as the top competitors and Top Studio of the Orlando Ballroom Blitz. Enchanted Ballroom dancers say they will continue to take their dancing to the next level as they prepare for competition in December at Scottsdale, Arizona. The Enchanted Ballroom dancers, from left, Lori Pickens, David Flory, Susan Scott, Stefan Zhivkov and Denise Libbey Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email Craig R. Hersch | Attorney, CPA Estate Planning Wills Revocable Trusts Durable Powers of Attorney Probate & Trust Administrations Irrevocable Trusts including modifying problem trusts Elder Law ServicesWhy not take the time to protect it for your loved ones?YOUVE WORKED HARD TO EARN AND SAVE ITCall 239-334-1141 for a FREE Florida Estate Planning Guide Celebrating 90 Years Serving Southwest Florida Florida Bar Board Certied Wills, Trusts & Estate Specialist Will Power Columnist 9100 College Pointe Ct., Fort Myers, FL 33919 | 239-334-1141


28B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 22, 2013 Sticking With International Equitiesby Pat Dorsey, The Sanibel Captiva Trust CompanyRecently, weve heard from more than a few clients asking, Why is that dog international fund in my portfolio? In fairness, our clients are a polite bunch, so the question is usually phrased in a more gentle way. But its a very fair thing to ask. The S&P 500 is up about 20 percent so far this year, while Europe has only appreciated about half as much and emerging markets are actually down about 5 percent year to date. So why do we generally recommend that our clients have about 20 percent of their equity allocation dedicated to non-U.S. securities? For one thing, having a slice of your portfolio in international equities provides diversification benefits. International equities have outperformed U.S. equities for long stretches of time over the past 40 years. So, having a chunk of your equity allocation devoted to non-U.S. stocks means that your portfolio has some insurance against the inevitable periods when U.S. stocks arent doing so well. Also, the world is a big place domestic companies represent only half of global market capitalization. So, ignoring the rest of the world means limiting your investment opportunities. We think this is foolish, since many wonderful businesses are based outside the U.S. Now, you might be asking (astutely) whether you can get international exposure from U.S.-based multinationals, many of which generate half or more of their profits outside the U.S. The answer is not really, because security returns tend to be linked to the market in which the company is listed, rather than to the source of the companys profits. For example, Avon generated almost all of its profits over the past three years from outside the U.S., but its shares moved more in line with the S&P 500 than with the international markets in which it operates. Finally, we think international equities represent very compelling value right now. The S&P 500 trades for about 15 times earnings with a 2 percent yield, while European equities are valued at about 13 times earnings with a nearly 4 percent yield, and emerging market equities change hands at only 10 times earnings. When you consider that most emerging markets should grow about twice as fast as the U.S. over the next several years, paying less for more growth seems like a pretty good idea to us. 1101 Periwinkle Way #105, Sanibel, FL 239-472-0044Happy Turkey Day! ENGEL & VLKERS Isabella Rasi 239-246-4716 $3,900,000 Sanibel Beachfront Trust Company Is Holly Ball SponsorThe Sanibel Captiva Trust Company is joining The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) again this year as the Master Sponsor for its holiday fundraiser, the Holly Ball. The event will take place at The Sanctuary Golf Club on Sunday, December 8 from 6 to 10 p.m. The ball will feature cocktails and hors doeuvres, a live auction and raffle, a plated three-course dinner, and dancing to live music. CROWs hospital director, Dr. Heather Barron, will talk briefly on how the proceeds from the event will benefit the hospitals care of neonates. Caring for babies of many species accounts for a significant amount of CROWs hospital budget. Some have to be fed frequently throughout the day. With support from events such as the Holly Ball, CROW is able to care for these babies until they are ready to be released. Tickets are $125.00 and a sponsor package is available for the $2,500 purchase of a table for 10 guests. For more information or to purchase, contact James Robinson at CROW, 472-3644, ext. 221, or Steven Greenstein, executive vice president, second from left, and S. Albert D. Hanser, founder and co-chairman, right, with the staff of the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company and the 2013 Holly Belles New Interior For Island InnNorris Home Furnishings has been selected to provide interior design services for major renovations at the Island Inn on Sanibel. Established in 1895, the inns 49 accommodations include cottages and suites. Interior design plans call for paint finishes in soft casual tones to reflect the relaxed cottage look for which the Island Inn is known. Renovations also will include new bathrooms, kitchens, appliances, ceramic tile, air conditioning, upgraded bedding for the guest rooms and new screened enclosures, providing improved views of the Gulf of Mexico. The Island Inn is located at 3111 West Gulf Drive. NEWS FROM OUR ADVERTISERS Send your editorial copy


29B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 22, 2013 Heart, Stroke & Wellness WalkOn Sunday, February 9, members of the Sanibel-Captiva community will lace up their walking shoes and come together to support the American Heart Association at the 1st annual Heart, Stroke & Wellness Walk for Sanibel/Captiva. The Heart, Stroke & Wellness Walk for Sanibel-Captiva will be held at Baileys General Store (2477 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel), and the event festivities will begin at 1 p.m. The family-friendly, noncompetitive 5K (3.1-mile) walk will begin at 2 p.m., rain or shine. The Heart, Stroke & Wellness Walk for Sanibel/Captiva will bring awareness to the American Heart Associations heart disease and stroke prevention efforts, as well as raise funds for lifesaving research, education and advocacy. Prior to the walk, there will be a festival area featuring local sponsors and educational resources on heart disease and stroke the No. 1 and No. 4 killers of all Americans, respectively. There will also be fun, heart-healthy activities for walkers of all ages. There are many ways to become involved with the Heart, Stroke & Wellness Walk for Sanibel/Captiva prior to the event, including: Join The Walk Committee Join the committee to help raise funds and awareness for the American Heart Association to help make the Heart, Stroke & Wellness Walk for Sanibel/Captiva a success. Contact Molly Spain at Molly. or call 251-648-2122 to receive more information. Become An Event Sponsor Sponsors of the Heart, Stroke & Wellness Walk for Sanibel-Captiva will be featured in the festival area and along the route. Several sponsorship levels are available. Register To Walk Visit the Heart, Stroke & Wellness Walk for SanibelCaptiva website at and register to walk. A $50 donation is encouraged to participate in the walk, and registration includes an exclusive Heart, Stroke & Wellness Walk for Sanibel-Captiva T-shirt. The Heart, Stroke & Wellness Walk for Sanibel-Captiva is part of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Associations My Heart My Life movement. This movement is a national rallying cry for change that encourages simple behavior adjustments to help people feel better and live longer. The American Heart Association has developed a number of activities under the umbrella of My Heart My Life. Among them: increased health education, advocacy for better public policy in important health areas such as anti-smoking laws, and helping communities find ways to eat healthier and stay physically active. Simple changes made through My Heart My Life will help the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association reach its 2020 Impact Goal: To improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans while reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent, all by the year 2020. The Heart Walk is nationally sponsored by Subway Restaurants and Jenny Craig. For information on participating in Heart, Stroke & Wellness Walk for Sanibel-Captiva or regarding sponsorship opportunities, contact Molly Spain, Lee County Walk Director, at 495-4901 or email From page 5BDuvin SponsorshipAwards range from 35 to 80 percent of the program fee. The difference between the program fee and the award must be paid on an installment plan by the recipient. Fundraising occurs throughout the year. All moneys awarded stay on the Island. This year will be the 5th annual Community New Years Eve party to celebrate this program and the generosity of their donors. This year, the party brings new unique entertainment and events for all ages, delicious foods and much more. For details of the Financial Assistance Program and the New Years Eve party (held from 8 p.m. to 12:15 a.m.), stop in at the City of Sanibel Recreation Center, 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road, call 472-0345, visit Departments/Recreation or call event chair Barry Roth at 313-9591. From page 5BCaptiva Holiday Village Donationcost $20 and benefit the Golisano Childrens Hospital. Dorothy Fitzgerald, who has spearheaded the campaign, says the $20 booklets contain $500 in potential savings and can be used on Captiva long after the holiday season is over. They are available ft all four Edison National Bank/Bank of the Islands offices in Fort Myers, Sanibel and Captiva and can be purchased with cash or checks payable to Golisano Childrens Hospital. To learn more about Lights Up Captiva and other holiday events, visit Email your editorial copy to: Buying or Selling a Home or Property? Kevin F. Jursinski, B.C.S. Kara M. Jursinski, Esq. Close the deal. Protect the client.SM If the price is comparable, why not hire a qualified attorney?239-337-1147 www.KFJlaw.comOce Appointments on Sanibel


30B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 22, 2013 Workshops On Optimizing HealthThe Community Association will host five free public service workshops this winter with Eden Energy Medicine. The classes teach how to work with subtle energies to restore your energy when tired; sharpen your memory; boost your immune system; and alleviate stress and pain. The October issue of Prevention Magazine extolls the virtues of energy medicine. Workshops: December 12, 10 a.m. to noon. Heart Blimps? Blood pressure, arrhythmia, circulation? Tools to address blood pressure; learn to hold acupressure points to balance heart energy; trace your heart meridian to boost heart energy; release trapped energy stuck between the throat and waist creating pressure in the chest cavity and more January 15, 1 to 3 p.m. Joints Groaning? Arthritis, stiffness, replacements? Create movement and looseness. Learn tools for those joints that whine too much, or that discomfort from that hip or knee replacement. Joints need space and fluidity to move. This class will provide tools to create space, to unlock frozen muscles, to get energy into those tight joints or provide pathways to reroute energy flow around replacements. February 13, 4 to 6 p.m. Cancer dis-ease? Body, mind or spirit in overdrive? Unleash the innate ease with Eden Energy. The class will discuss that with cancer, normal cells have learned a new habit field that does not serve our overall health. Shifting the habit field energetically opens new cellular memory to the cell. This class will work with the Commander of our Energies to rebalance all the systems to enable shifts to the habit the cancer cells have created. By calming the energies and boosting Spleen energy (which metabolizes everything we take in from emotion to food), a new nice dance begins. March 12, 10 a.m. to noon. Stressed? Dropping a fork set you into meltdown mode? Activate your internal joy juice. Not only does stress deplete the spirit, but the body and mind too. Learn how to activate the radiant circuits of your energy systems, to find the positivity and joy even when the lynch pin falls. \ April 9, 4 to 6 p.m. Eyes sad? Cataracts, night vision, bright light hurts; macular degeneration? Activate your inner healing with Energy Medicine shifts. This class will provide exercises for improving eye health and assisting with healing for cataracts, night vision, bright light that hurts the eye and teach daily eye routine. The workshops are free, but pre-registration is required. Call The Community House at 472-2155 to register. For more information about each talk contact: or www. Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: I have been feeling a little down recently and I notice that my mood shifts can be erratic. Do you have any suggestions to boost my mood?A: You may first want to ask yourself how much negativity are you taking in? Do you watch too much TV, surf the Internet, read the newspaper? It is alright to do a little of this, but remember these carry a lot of negative vibrations which definitely effect your emotions and mood. Try to do at least two or three things every day that send positive messages to your brain so that you boost your mood and support your mind, body, spirit and emotions. Listen to positive programs, read healthy books, magazines that feel good. Listen to good upbeat music. Watch comic relief and laugh daily. Do something fun with a friend. Exercise the way you like as it helps lift your mood. Whether its a walk, jog, aerobics, yoga class, or gym workout, or swim, any movement will help improve your mood and you will feel so much better after you exercise. From page 2BCenter 4 Liferesident Jim Sprankle, world-renowned waterfowl wood sculptor. There will be an update from the board members on membership. Lunch will be served. Sign up at the center. Seating is limited. Page Turners with Ann Rodman Wednesday, December 11 at 2:30 p.m. The featured book is Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher. Contact the center if you would like to participate. Wednesday, January 8 at 2:30 p.m. The featured book is The Forgotten by David Baldacci. For more details on programs or to become a member of Island Seniors, Inc., contact the Center 4 Life at 472-5743 or stop by 2401 Library Way. Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, I am an older businesswoman working in a very stressful business. All of the women and some of the men realize that a youthful appearance is a must, so we all try our very best: surgery, skincare, exercise, clothing, etc. What baffles me is how can you keep your age a secret when you are always asked for your birth date and/or drivers license? Where I live, this is your identification, sometimes even in the grocery store. Nothing seems to be private any more and privacy seems to be a thing of the past and our birthdate is how we are judged. How do you suggest I get around giving this information? Vera Dear Vera, Protect your private information as much as you can. If someone asks to see your license, ask why. A cell phone company required copying my license for the two-year contract. I asked why and the staff member said it was policy. I told them they could look at my license and verify my name and address but not copy. I also told them that if that was not enough I would take my business elsewhere. Apparently, that was good enough for them. They did not copy my license and they got my business. Apparently, so many people complained, it is no longer their policy. A friend of mine will not allow any clerk to look at her license when writing a check; she writes her license number on the check herself. Another friend will show her license but hold it in a way to cover up her birth date. I believe everyone has the right to protect their privacy and in this day and age, it is a necessity. Pryce Dear Vera, You are absolutely right; privacy seems to be a thing of the past in our modern society. Some cultures keep private information private and residents have to fight to get the information, but here we all must fight to keep our private information private and it is becoming a losing battle in most areas. Pryce has given you some suggestions; otherwise, just keep up your routine. Good health gives an air of youthful enthusiasm and you seem to be on the right track. Best of luck. Lizzie Lizzie and Pryces email address is EMS Receives Training Grant Lee County EMS has received a $90,533 state Department of Health grant that will provide funding for EMS training and injury prevention initiatives throughout Lee County. The grant, which starts immediately and runs through September 30, 2014, will benefit county residents and visitors through better care delivered by Lee EMS and it will provide resources for injury prevention and community health education. The funding will be used in multiple programs, including pedestrian and bicycle safety, homeless and indigent transportation, EMT-paramedic training, CPR training and purchase of medical equipment. It also provides financial support to the Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition. For more information, visit www. 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31B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 22, 2013 deaRPharmacistPrescription Sleeping Pillsby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: What are the best medications to help me sleep? Ive tried all the natural remedies, I need something stronger! VE, Sacramento, California Why, as a nation, do we have trouble sleeping? It should be such a natural act. I urge you to find the underlying cause of your chronic insomnia and to change your sleep habits because you cant rely on medication forever. Chronic insomnia may be caused by sleep apnea, and sleeping pills in this case are dangerous. For some of you, a deficiency of your sleep hormone, melatonin, causes you to wake up very early. The point is that sleep disorders arent always related to neurotransmitter imbalances, so sleeping pills are not a wet blanket like everyone thinks. You can take them for awhile, but they just mask the underlying problem. Here are the most popular medications: Ambien (Zolpidem) Introduced in 1992, this helps put you to sleep, and keep you asleep. Many people reported having morning grogginess, so the makers came out with a controlled-release version in 2005 that works longer. Ambien usually puts you to sleep within 15 to 30 minutes. There are other brand names containing the same chemical ingredients such as a sublingual low-dose tablet called Intermezzo that you can take in the middle of the night. Theres Zolpimist, an oral spray. Every now and then, you hear a report of someone sleep-driving, having sex, making phone calls, sleep-walking and cooking meals. Lunesta (Eszopiclone) Everything I said about Ambien applies to this drug, it is similar in mechanism of action, as well of duration of action. Sonata (Zaleplon) Again, similar to Ambien, however, it has a very short duration of action. The advantage is you wont have morning grogginess, however the disadvantage is you may be staring at the alarm clock by 3 a.m. Rozerem (Ramelteon)This is my favorite sleep medication because it affects your melatonin receptors, increasing the length of time you sleep. You can start and stop as often as you wish, since there is no physical dependence. The drug may affect prolactin and testosterone levels, so if you use it long-term (greater than 3 or 4 months), have these levels evaluated. Silenor (Doxepine) Introduced in 2010, this medication blocks histamine receptors. It contains the same active ingredient as a popular antidepressant, but in a much lower dose. I like that it does not have addictive potential. Benzodiazepine drugs (Temazepam, Alprazolam, Clonazepam, Lorazepam and others) Very affordable and used for decades, these drugs have strong addictive potential and may cause daytime drowsiness. This category helps with some seizures. Insurance companies may have restrictions on which sleeping pills are covered, and will obviously expect you to buy generic; they often require you to try other approaches to your insomnia first. If anyone is interested in natural herbs or vitamins to help you sleep, Ill send you an expanded version of this article, just sign up for my free newsletter at www. 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. From page 10BWicked DolphinThe rum is made from sugar from Palm Beach County. Once the rum goes through the fermenting and distillation process, it is bottled (in a machine which has the capacity to produce 2,000 bottles per hour), corked and boxed. Each bottle is individually numbered, noted Termini. Were proud to be a part of the craft movement that started with people making their own beers at home, said Termini. JoAnn started this business because she wanted to bring jobs to the area, and offer a place for tourists and residents to visit. So far, the feedback weve received has been 100 percent positive. Currently, Wicked Dolphin produces both a silver and a spiced rum, which includes Florida oranges, honey and a blend of six spices. In the coming year, they plan on releasing amber and coconut rums. Watching them come so far in such a short time, its been a great business for this area, added DiMaria. I go by Baileys a lot, and Huxters. I see it right up front. Its pretty neat to go and help make the product, and then see it being sold right in your own backyard.Wicked Dolphin, located at 131 SW 3rd Place in Cape Coral, is open to tours on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. The gift shop is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 242-5244 or visit www.wickeddolphin. com for additional information. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Just off the island! 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Home recently inspected & has all required tiedowns. New central air & heat system & stacked washer/dryer, all appliances louvered blinds throughout. Purchase completely furnished including all linens, dishes, pots & pans, tableware, 2 sleeper couches, recliner, 2 dining tables & chairs, 4 outdoor chairs & folding beach chairs, etc. Call owner 317-293-0915 or email for further information or to make offer. RS 10/25 CC TFN SERVICES OFFEREDSCARNATO LAWN SERVICELawn Service, Shrubs and Tree Trimming Weeding, Installation of Plants, Trees and Mulch (one month free service available) Joe Scarnato (239) 849-6163 RS 1/25 BM TFN ROGER NODRUFF ELECTRICLic# EC12002788. Call Roger 239-707-7203. Aqualink Motor Controls. Of ce & Store Maint.RS 6/7 CC TFN HELLES CLEANING SERVICESResidential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047NS 1/4 PC TFN HOUSEKEEPER GIRL FRIDAYExperienced Housekeeper. Excellent References, Reliable, I will also help with light cooking and errands. Call Heather (239) 826-1045 Sanibel & Lee Co. LicenseRS 11/8 CC TFN AFFORDABLE HOME CAREHomeCare Services With A Difference Specializing in Alzheimers,Parkinson,Stroke etc. Live-ins, 8 hrs, 24 hrs. FBI Background Check available. Licensed & Insured. References Available, call Cell: 561-509-4491 or 239-963-8449NS 10/25 CC TFN FILE YOUR BP OIL CLAIM BEFORE THE DEADLINEFree test to determine if you qualify. if denied we can help. Forensic Recovery Specialists 727-409-3921, NS 11/8 CC 11/29 S. FL LINE DANCEWith Robert Robitaille Line dance classes. Fun and great exercise with energetic instructor. All styles of music! No experience or partner required. Audience: adults and seniors. First 30 minutes of class is an instruction for beginners. Call 239-245-8196 or cell 954-309-3778. Welcome all...RS 11/15 CC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDAt The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000RS 1/4 NC TFN HELP WANTEDVOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for light general maintenance. Call (CHR) Community Housing & Resources, Inc. 472-1189.NS 11/1 NC TFN NURSERY ATTENDANT Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ seeks paid part-time Sunday Nursery Attendant for year round on Sunday mornings for infant-4 year olds. Background check and references required. 2-3 years teaching experience preferred. We are a theologically diverse congregation. For more information contact 472-0497.NS 10/11 CC TFN FULL TIME DIRECTOR OF MUSICSaint Isabel Parish in Sanibel Florida seeks full-time Director of Music. The position is responsible for providing music planning, organ/piano accompaniment, cantor when necessary for all weekend and Seasonal Masses, as well as weddings and funerals. Requirements include: Knowledge of Catholic liturgy and tradition, experience in instrumentation and music composition, ability to recruit, train, and support a choir. Please send resumes and letter of interest to: or Saint Isabel Catholic Church, 3599 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, FL 33957.NS 11/8 CC TFN VACATION RENTAL Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277RS 1/4 BM TFN LIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511RS 1/4 CC TFN WALK TO BEACH, EAST END1/2 Duplex, 2 BD 1BA Bright, Clean, Modern Avail Nov, Dec, Jan Call Bob 410-913-2234 tidewaterbob@comcast.netNS 11/8 CC TFN SUNDIAL BEACH AND TENNIS RESORTOne bedroom condo (kings size bed), ground oor, steps to the beach. Rental daily, weekly, monthly or beyond. Please call for information: 917 208-6018SEALOFT VILLAGEPrivate community. Quaint cottage-two bedroom, two bathroom, pool, 250 step access to beach. Rental monthly. Please call for information:917 208-6018NS 11/15 CC 1/3 ANNUAL RENTALSANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971 RS 1/4 BM TFN HOME/CONDO WATCH CONCIERGE SERVICESDorado Property Management Full Range of Services Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 Call Lisa or Bruce at 239-472-8875RS 1/4 BM TFN SERVICES OFFEREDFRONT OFFICE POSITIONSanibel real estate of ce offering FT front of ce position. Please fax resume with cover letter to: 239-472-3637 or email to: RS 11/22 CC 11/22 HELP WANTEDWaterside Inn on the Beach is looking for a Full Time Reservationist. Computer skills and a friendly can-do attitude a must. Must be able to work some weekends and Holiday hours. Call Debbie @ 472-1345 or fax resume to 472-2148NS 11/22 CC 11/22 REAL ESTATEOPEN HOUSE WEST GULF DRIVE Sunday, November 24th, 10am 2pm 4203 Dingman Drive, Sanibel Simply the Best... Gorgeous Renovation 4 BR, 3 BA $2,495,000 Chuck Bergstrom, 239-209-6500 Island Resident, Realtor NS 11/22 BM 11/22 COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATERESTAURANT, NIGHTCLUB, BARHigh Visibility, up to 90 seat possible, San Carlos Blvd 2 min. to Fort Myers Beach, Boat access Plenty of parking. For Lease Information call 239-246-4716NR 11/22 NC TFN RE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace 239-472-2311RS 1/4 BM TFN GULF PINES HOME W/PRIVATE BEACH PATH SANIBEL ANNUAL RENTAL $3,500/MO UNFURNISHED3200 SqFt single family home in beautiful, private community. One house from beach, short walk to 2 community pools and tennis courts. Large, private landscaped lot.3-4 Bedrooms -most with decks; 3.5 baths, large open living room -LR& EIK open to screened porch. High end appliances, 2nd fridge, W/D, 2 car garage. Contact: (917) 680-4440.RS 11/8 CC TFN TOWNHOUSE FOR RENT2 Bed, 1 1/2 Bath. Shared Pool. Davis Rd. area, near Island. $670 month. 239-472-3071.NS 11/15 CC 11/22 KELLY ROAD 2BR/2BA2nd oor, end unit w/screened lanai. Small complex w/pool & tennis. No smoking, no pets. Close to Sanibel & Ft. Myers Beach $800/mo. Avail Dec. 1st. Annual only. 239851-4921 or 239-454-3252 NS 11/22 CC TFN


TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED LOG ONTO: CLICK ON PLACE CLASSIFIED 37B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 22, 2013 CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS FOR SALESilver and Gold Jewelry Great Gifts for Him and Her 2431 Periwinkle Way www.SanibelSeaLifeGallery.comNS 11/1 CC TFN BUY SELL TRADE ANNOUNCEMENTANNOUNCEMENTDentist Lyle Hotchkiss has retired and Island Dental has been sold to Dr. Matt Davis. Copies of patient records are available at 1648 Periwinkle Way, Suite C-1, Sanibel 33957 (239-395-1211).NS 11/8 CC 11/29 VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for the After School Program which runs Mon.-Th, 2:30 3:15 pm call Linda Reynolds 472-1617 RS 1/4 NC TFN HELP WANTED3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Fl Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1 Fax: 239-472-2334 www.crowclinic.orgHELP US PLEASE!!We need volunteers for: Clinic emergency patient admissions desk and baby animal feeders Visitor education center greeters and gift shop cashiers CROW (239) 472-3644, ext. 231 or RS 1/4 NC TFN WANTED TO BUYCASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280RS 9/6 CC 11/29 AUTO FOR SALE2003 VW BEETLE003 VW Beetle 87,000 miles Black/ Convertible New battery New back windows/Serviced on the Island Great beach car $6,000.00 239-579-0094 or 973-223-1325 MimieNS 11/15 CC 11/22 BOATS CANOES KAYAKSDOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800RS 1/4 NC TFN WANTED BOAT LIFT Local Sanibel Resident with 20 Flats boat is looking to rent a boat lift for the winter months. Please call Dan (317) 507-4447. Thank You!NS 11/15 CC TFN PETSFREE KITTEN TO GOOD HOMEFree kitten to good, safe home. No de-clawing. Fiesty Bengal mix. Call 472-1788 after 5 p.m.NS 5/31 NC TFN FREE MOM CAT & KITTENMom cat was dropped off in my neighborhood, she is only about 8 months old. Very sweet and loving. She had one kitten which is now one month old. They can stay together or be separated in a month. She is indoor & outdoor trained. CALL 239-689-1331. Free to a good home.NS 11/15 CC 11/22 FOUNDPrescription sunglasses found in parking lot of Limetree Center on Wednesday, February 27. Claim at Island Sun newspaper, suite 2 in Limetree Center, or call 395-1213.NS 3/8 NC TFN TOOL BOX WASHES UP ON SANIBELThis tool box with motor parts washed up on shore Saturday morning, May 8 about 8:30 on the beach at Sundial Resort on Sanibel Island. To claim call Sundial Resort Security 239-472-4151.NS 6/14 CC TFN LOST AND FOUND GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION GARAGE SALEHousewares, Furniture, Collectibles, Art and MORE. Saturday, 11/23, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 1125 Schooner Place. No early birds. NS 11/22 CC 11/22 From page 12BInstant VideoI know youre going to say that football instituted video reviews several years ago. And it appears to have worked. But football is a much faster moving game than baseball. Let me give you one personal experience this past season why I question the wisdom of this new plan: I arrived at the Major League ballpark about a half-hour before the scheduled 1:20 p.m. start. It began raining and the game finally began about 3:30 p.m. In the bottom of the ninth inning (by then it was about 6:30 p.m.), the home team tied the score and the game dragged on until mercifully ending in the bottom of the 13th inning. It was then 7:30 p.m., nearly seven hours after arriving. Thank goodness the video review system wasnt in place that day. Heres how Selig explained the new review process: Managers will be allowed one challenge over the first six innings of a game and two additional from the seventh inning until the completion of the game. Calls that are challenged will be reviewed by a video crew in MLB headquarters in New York, which will make the final ruling. Challenges not used in the first six innings will not carry over, and a manager who wins a challenge will retain it. Only reviewable plays (still to be defined) can be challenged. Nonreviewable plays will still be argued. Home run replay rules that were instituted previously will be grandfathered into the new system. Answering concerns over further slowing the game, Selig said the new review procedure should not take more than 90 seconds. We will have to see if that rings true. The commissioner said he is proud of the replay committee that devised the new plan. Its worked out remarkable well. Its historic. Theres no question about it. There be no question the new system is historic. But we will let the fans decide whether they like it. Will The Tampa Bay Rays Ever Get A New Stadium? Nearly every year, the Tampa Bay Rays field a competitive team. And every year, they record one of the lowest, if not the lowest, attendance in Major League Baseball. For a decade, the Rays ownership has worked and fought for a new stadium. The results have failed. Baseball needs a resolution to the problem, Commissioner Selig said recently. I find it a very troubling situation. He said his office is giving strong consideration to assigning someone to intervene in the process. Playing in outdated Tropicana Field, the team averaged just 13,000 fans a game this past season, resulting in millions of dollars in revenue sharing being poured into the organization. Team owner Stuart Sternberg said the team has a strong following but attendance continues to decline, even with an improved economy. Everblades Move Into First-Place Tie A 4-1 road victory last Saturday over the South Carolina Stingrays moved the Florida Everblades intro a first-place tie with South Carolina in the South Division of the ECHL. With a 10-2-1-1 (22 points) season record starting the week, the Everblades have the opportunity to improve on that record when they host the Orlando Solar Bears for two games this weekend at Germain Arena. The puck drops at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Friday, and 7 p.m. on Saturday. Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or


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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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 . . . . . . . . . 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 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) . . . . . . 472-232938B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 22, 2013 Pets Of The Week My name is Sugar and I am a black and white female American bulldog mix, age 1 years. I have all the right ingredients to add some sweetness to your life. I love to play, run and have fun. I know my basic commands too. So if its a sweet girl you are looking for, I was made for you. Adoption fee: $45 during Animal Services Petsgiving Adoption Promotion My name is Maida and I am a oneyear-old female domestic short hair brown and white tabby. Im not very decisive, like which toy I want to play with, but I do know one thing. I want a new family to love me. Im quite affectionate and have loads of love to give you. Im really a cute kitty too. My coat looks like an ocelot but with a border of bright white. Adoption fee: $20 during Animal Services Petsgiving Adoption Promotion For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office, off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee, and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500. Maida ID# 574869 Sugar ID# 569333 photos by PAWSMeet Mindy Muffin, a young, female, spayed cat in need of a forever home. She was found in a parking lot living in the wheel well of a car, its believed she once belonged to someone because she is a friendly little girl. She has been vet checked and is healthy and had all her shots. She is currently being boarded at the vets office, so she is ready to get out of her cage and into a home. According to the staff at the vets office, she is quite a sweetie and will make a great pet. PAWS named her Mindy and the vets office named her Muffin, hence the name. Call Pam at PAWS of Sanibel at 472-4823 for more information about adopting Mindy Muffin. Mindy Muffin