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Island sun
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Island sun (Sanibel, Fla.)
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Lorin Visek & Ken Rasi
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Vol. 1, no. 1 (July 2, 1993)-
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DECEMBER SUNRISE/SUNSET: 7:03 5:36 7:03 5:36 7:04 5:36 7:05 5:36 7:05 5:37 7:06 5:37 7:07 5:37 VOL. 21, NO. 24 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA DECEMBER 6, 2013 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands Read Us Online at Chorus Performs Holiday Concert December 10BIG ARTS Community Chorus will perform its popular holiday voncert on Tuesday, December 10 at 7 p.m. in Schein Performance Hall. Led by director Steve Cramer, the holiday concert will feature iconic holiday carols such as Here Comes Santa Claus, Sleigh Ride and Carol of the Bells as well as a Sanibel version of Twelve Days of Christmas arranged by Mike Bugler. The BIG ARTS Community Chorus will also perform a Christmas Around The World medley, including American, Norwegian, Ecuadorian and Nigerian folk songs, and there will be a special rendition of Steve Zegrees A Charlie Brown Christmas from the classic animated television special. Adult tickets are $10, tickets for students with valid student ID are free. Tickets for children 17 and under are also free with the purchase of an adult ticket. Reserve all student and child tickets in advance to guarantee seats by calling BIG ARTS Marks Box Office at 395-0900.continued on page 46 BIG ARTS Community Chorus will hold its annual holiday concert on Tuesday, December 10Volunteers Needed For Bird CountThe Sanibel-Captiva 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. 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 continued on page 46 Mullet & More Festival Returns To Jensens Marinaby Jeff LysiakOn Saturday, December 14, the island of Captiva will be bustling with holiday activities of all sorts. From the raucous and rhythmic Junkanoo Parade to the breathtaking beauty of the Captiva Lighted Boat Parade, there will be something for everyone in the family to take part in. And, for the second consecutive year, the area in and around Jensens Twin Palm Cottages & Marina will stage the Mullet & More Festival, an all-day celebration of all things mullet. From fine food to fine art, the legendary mullet one of the most widely caught and consumed species continued on page 34 Michel Wilson and local artist Mel Meo chat during last years inaugural Mullet & More Festival CROWs Holly Ball Is This SundayKick off your holiday festivities this Sunday, December 8 at 6 p.m. at CROWs Holly Ball at The Sanctuary Golf Club. Sponsored by The Sanibel-Captiva Trust Company, the dinner dance will feature food, live music, a raffle basket with prizes totaling more than $3,000 and a live auction. Proceeds will support direct patient care at the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc. Auctioneer Merrill Taylor put the following items up for bid: One week stay at an ocean view condominium on Grand Cayman. Located at Bonnies Arch, the condominium is a walk to the reef, offering snorkeling and scuba divingcontinued on page 46 Seated from left: Vonnie Dressel, Melinda Graham, Nicole McHale, Mary Jo Bogdon and Merrill Taylor. Standing from left: Paige Babcock, Harriet Pattison, James Robinson (CROW development director) and Jeannie Kendall


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 6, 20132 Historical Village Volunteers To Tour Historic SitesLong-time Historical Village volunteer, author, and Sanibel historian Jeri Magg will lead a tour of village volunteers for a three-hour ride around the island. Riders will see points of interest that will help them answer visitors questions and guide museum guests through the village. It will be quite a learning experience for everyone on the tour, and theres no one better to lead such a tour than Jeri, said museum manager Emilie Alfino. Reading about history is an education, but to see the sites and then be able to call them to mind as you speak about the people and the past is a much richer experience. Im sure it will be a popular event with our docents, new and veteran alike. The tour will take place December 9 and begin at the museum, continuing to The Community House, the site of the School for White Children, the Sanibel Community Church, the Bailey Homestead, and the site of the Rutland House. Its on to Bailey Road, then, to the site of Jane Matthews Wharf, where the Sanibel Packing Co. (Baileys General Store) first stood. The lighthouse is next, along with Scotia Bryants home, the post office, and Casa Marina. Theres much more, but other highlights include the Sanibel Cemetery, Algiers Park, the School for Colored Children, the Island Inn (first The Matthews) and Gray Gables. Crossing over Blind Pass Bridge to Turner Beach onto Captiva Drive, the group will see Tween Waters Inn, Chapel by the Sea and the Captiva Cemetery. Andy Rosse Lane will be another stop, as will the historical General Store. On leaving Captiva, everyone will hear about Timmys Nook, the popular eatery that once stood where the Green Flash is today. The last two stops will be Wulfert Point and Tarpon Bay Marina before returning to the historical museum. The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. 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 admitted 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 This is The Matthews, started by the Bailey boys grandmother Hallie Matthews. It later became the Island Inn Sanibel schools were segregated until the 1960s and this was the School for Colored Children, as it was called then. Today it is Lilys Jewelry Frank Bailey, above, lost his wife in 1935 and raised his three young boys with help from their Aunt Charlotta. Francis Bailey sold the homestead shortly before his death MAKE HISTORY THIS CHRISTMAS WITH A GIFT THEYLL TREASUREMuseum Admission $10 for Adults Gift Shop Only Free Sanibel Historical Museum & Village 950 Dunlop Rd., Sanibel 239-472-4648 Open Wed-Sat 10-4 Calusa Ornament by Luc Century Shell Basket Lighthouse Ornament by Luc Century Sailors Valentine The School for White Children was abandoned when The Sanibel School we know today opened, integrated. It sits now in the village with its original bell and original blackboard.


3 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 6, 2013 Thanksgiving Festivities At CECI Last week, friends and family were invited to a holiday concert of Thanksgiving songs sung by the preschoolers at the Childrens Education Center of the Islands. The concert was followed by appetizers made by the children and a full Thanksgiving feast made by parents of the students. Katie Dunn was one of the youngsters who represented the Native Americans at the Thanksgiving feast Landon Markosky and Ms. Barb from the Sanibel Library constructed a colorful urkey with crazy feathers Dylan Stevens, Scotty Tongyai, Raleigh Stevens and Tyler Lloyd dressed as Pilgrim men Gia Lackenby and Elin Mossberg in their lady pilgrim costumes Madison Byrne, Jacqueline Anding and Jayden Wolfe New Fire Engine Goes Into ServiceSanibel Fire Rescue District has placed into service a new 2013 Sutphen engine. The engine replaces one of the older 1995 Pierce engines. In keeping with the mission of the district this new engine carries everything needed to operate at a fire scene as well as the equipment necessary for medical calls. It carries 750 gallons of water, a multitude of hose, tools, and equipment. Four firefighters can ride comfortably and safely. New technology has made safety a major design element and this engine has many of those features. They include larger compartment space to accommodate equipment, larger cab space to assist firefighters getting dressed for fire calls, pumping operations use of computer technology, and on-board technology to reduce emissions. This engine will eventually be housed at Station 2 near Bowmans Beach, but for the first six months of its life it will operate out of the Palm Ridge Road station. Sanibel Fire Rescue District invites any and all to stop by and see the new additiony. A traditional wetting-down ceremony will be held on Wednesday December 11 at 1:3 p.m. at 2351 Palm Ridge Road. The new fire engine Puppet ShowBrooks Selby entertained his friends Keiran Kerscher and Hayden Fuller and the rest of the Summit Christian preschool class at Sanibel Community Church. The children made stick puppets of each of their family members and put on a show for their friends. Brooks Selby performing his puppet show


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 6, 20134 Center 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 December 3, 10 and 17 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. Hot Dog Grill Wednesdays 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Volunteers will serve a hot dog, chips and lemonade for $2.50 for members, $3.50 for non-members. Helpful to call Wednesday morning if you plan to stop by so volunteers can prepare enough food. Whats a Spreadsheet? Wednesday and ThursdIsland Seniors, Inc. Annual Meeting Friday, December 13 at 11:30 a.m. Guest speaker is island resident 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. Email annrodman @aol. com for more informattion. 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. 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! ShopsasDifferentas ShellsontheBeachOver thirty shops and restaurants all within one mile. Shop ON sanibel Tahitian Gardens1975-2019 Periwinkle WaySOMETHING FOR EVERYONEClothing Jewelry Shoes Gis Beachwear Home Decor Novelty Items Family Dining (breakfast, lunch & dinner) Vacation & Real Estate Information Town Center2496 Palm Ridge RoadEAT, DANCE, OMTake-out Restaurants (outdoor seating available) Ballroom Dancing Yoga StudioOlde Sanibel Shoppes630 Tarpon Bay RoadPET-FRIENDLY PLAZAArt Gallery Clothing & Accessories Gis Pet Store Caf (pets welcome on patio) The Village Shops2340 Periwinkle WaySHOP AND BE PAMPEREDWomens Clothing Art Gallery Photo Gallery Home Decor Custom Jewelry Design Tropical Wines Free Trade & Gi Items Hair and Nail Salon (men and women) SHOPONSANIBEL.COMManaged by Royal Shell Property Management | | 239-395-9111Retail: Daily 10am 5pm | Restaurants: Call for hours | Services: By appointment Join us for music & Join us for music & Holiday Cheer during Holiday Cheer during Luminary Luminary Fri. Dec. 6, 5:30-8pm Fri. Dec. 6, 5:30-8pm American Legion Post 123 NewsOn Sunday, December 8, American Legion Post 123 will serve barbecue chicken and ribs from 1 to 8 p.m. Cost is $12 to $14. On Wednesday, December 11, the American Legions general meeting will be held beginning at 6 p.m. On Sunday, December 15, Post 123 will conduct a Fish Fry from 1 to 8 p.m. Every Wednesday, the Legion offers $5.95 Hump Day specials. Sanibel 8-Ball Pool League action continues every Monday at 5 p.m. 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. The Community House Features Local Crafters During LuminaryThe Community House is featuring local artisans selling their wares beginning at 5 p.m. December 6, Luminary night. Featured items will include handcrafted jewelry, pottery, soaps, shell craft items, homemade jams, woven and wire jewelry, golf lamps and items, handcrafted linens, glass pictures and repair, ceramic trivets, handmade cards and flower prints and beads Popcorn, hotdogs and beverages will be available for a donation to benefit veterans. For more information on this event call 472-2155. The Community House decked out for Luminary


VOTED c ooe JEWELRY STORE IN THE NATIONBEST OF THE ISLANDS SEVEN CONSECUTIVE YEARS! O NE NITE ONLY! LADIES NIGHT A Sisterhood of Savings4 Hours Only!Friday, December 13th 5 9 p.m. Bring some friends to enjoy a night of decadent chocolates, champagne, exceptional food and live music by Dan Confrey. Meet special guest artisans Patty and Jim Sprankle. Plus delight in elegant porcelains, hand-panted ornaments and Villa Cora gems. Help a needy child by bringing unwrapped toys to benefit Friends Who Care. JEWELERS5 20 TARPON BAY ROAD (ACROSS FROM BAILEY'S SANIBEL, FL 33957 239-472-2888 LILYJEWELERS.COM 5 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 6, 2013


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 6, 20136 Special Showing Of Film On Early History Of Captiva As part of the 2013 Chautauqua Community, in association with this years Captiva Holiday Village celebration, the Captiva Island Historical Society will present a showing of its film Captiva Memories by the Sea, a collection of oral histories filmed by local videographer Rusty Farst. The 37-minute video will be screened at 7:30 p.m. December 13 at Jensens Twin Palm Resort & Marina on Captiva. This is the third DVD in a series of recordings on Captivas early history and features Captiva pioneers or their descendants, who describe for the first time their recollections of life on the island in its early days. The video also includes original footage of marine and bird life on the island. Stories by Georgia Hemphill, Zeke McDonald, Ginger Parker, George Parker and Mark Lewis were recorded and edited by Farst. You will also hear voices of the past, including Bud and Virginia Loomis, Belton Johnson and Beulah Wiles. A scene from Captiva long ago For This, We Give Thankssubmitted by Ken and Kate Gooderham, ASBPA executive directorsSeems like the right time of year to look at our coastal lives and remember those things we have good reasons to be thankful for along the coast, for the coast or because of the coast. Therefore, heres a starter list for which we give thanks: 1. That a Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) is moving forward even in a deeply divided Congress where precious little is getting done. This underscores both the bipartisan allure of the coast and the understanding that our coasts are a national resource and neglect of our shorelines holds the potential for great harm on many levels. 2. That recovery for the communities and coasts slammed by Sandy is taking hold and taking steps to make what is rebuilt to be better than what was blown down or washed away. 3. That no major tropical storms made landfall on the U.S. this season. A year after Sandy, the heartbreaking images from the Philippines were a stark reminder of the havoc these storms can wreak havoc no one wants to endure and everyone wants to avoid. 4. The growing (or, sometimes, reawakened) recognition of the value of our coasts for economic necessity, environmental vitality and recreational opportunity. Its too easy for some to take our coasts for granted, so a reminder of their importance to all of us is welcome. 5. The gradual changes in federal coastal efforts specifically the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that are starting to make federal coastal management a more timely and effective effort. By expediting review and marshalling resources, the corps is become a more effective coastal steward, advocate and player, which is vital for the health of our coasts given the significant role the agency plays. 6. The long-overdue changes in the National Flood Insurance Program, even though the sticker shock of those changes caught many coastal property owners unawares. Putting this program on sounder financial footing is crucial for coastal protection and recovery if it can be done without breaking the property owners banks. 7. The evolving technology that is making coastal management more precise and more possible. The knowledge we have about how our coasts work and how what we do (or dont do) on them has an impact that grows every year, with more science helping to inform more decisions in coastal management. 8. The growing awareness that proper coastal management can lessen catastrophe and lessen loss of life and property. The mantra needs to be: Wide beaches, higher dunes and better buildings can help communities better survive most storms.continued on page 7 1571 Periwinkle Way. Sanibel, FL 33957. 239-472-5223 *Offer valid 12/6/13 to 12/13/13. Can not be use with any other offer. 30% OFF Childrens Books 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


7 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 6, 2013 Captiva NewsThe Captiva Community Panel will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, December 10, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Cone Rooms in Chadwicks Square at South Seas Island Resort. This meeting is open to all interested islanders and the public. Among the agenda items: Update on the community survey results. Discussion on revising the panels structure. Discussion of property tax and appraisal issues affecting Captiva. Approval of a 2014 panel budget and meeting schedule A Captiva Erosion Prevention District update. A Captiva Fire District update. A Hurricane Preparedness and Response Committee update. Other business as necessary. Public participation is invited and encouraged. The next Captiva Community Panel meeting will tentatively be January 14. Information and background documents are available online at Captiva Holiday Village Thanksgiving weekend marked the kickoff for this years Captiva Holiday Village with fireworks and a tree lighting at Tween Waters Inn. For a full schedule of events and offerings surrounding this island extravaganza, visit CEPD Board Meeting The Captiva Erosion Prevention District (CEPD) will hold its monthly board meeting on Wednesday, December 11 at 1 p.m. in the Wakefield Room at Tween Waters Inn. Future meetings are set for Wednesday, January 8 and Wednesday, February 12, both at 1 p.m. at Tween Waters Inn. Call the district at 472-2472 or go to for more information. Beach Update Alison Hagerup Beach Park remains closed until further notice as part of the ongoing beach restoration project. The parking lot and beach access is being used by Great Lakes Dredge and Dock to stage and store equipment for the project. For updates on the project, go to CEPDs website,, and look under the yellow News banner for the latest information and construction schedule. Library Closed for Renovations The Captiva Memorial Library remains closed for building renovations. The library reopening is scheduled for January. Details of this donor funded community project are at During renovation, the outside book return will remain open for return of Lee County Library System materials. Lee County materials may be returned to any Lee County Library System location. While the Captiva branch is closed, request to change the pick-up location for any holds you currently have active. The many branches of the Lee County Library System offer a wide array of online books, audios, music, magazines and popular databases on the Lee County Library System website. Visit or call 479-4636. The Sanibel Public Library serves newcomers and regulars. For information on its hours, services and requirements to be eligible for a Sanibel Public Library card, call 472-2483 or visit Mastersingers Holiday Concert At Island ChurchThe Mastersingers will present a full concert of Christmas favorites, old and new, on Sunday, December 15 at 6 p.m. at Sanibel Community Church. Those who attend will hear the world premiere of the commissioned work, O Magnum Mysterium, written by Dr. Jason Bahr, associate professor of music at Florida Gulf Coast University. The Mastersingers will be accompanied by organ and brass instrumentalists. The audience will be encouraged to sing along during part of the performance. Sanibel Community Church is located at 1740 Periwinkle Way (next to Jerrys Market). For more information call 4722684, or visit on the web at There is no admission charge for the performance, but an offering will be received. The Mastersingers www.CedarChestSanibel.comEmbrace the Romance of Antiquity, the Music of Eternal Seas, with Rare and Beautiful Treasures of Contemporary and Ancient Design A Sanibel Tradition for 38 Years From page 6ASBPA9. The very dedicated and talented people who are drawn to protect and preserve all our coasts, by working, living, supporting or enjoying the diverse life of our shorelines. For many, its a labor of love for they, like so many of us, are drawn to the shore, to the beach, to the river, to the lake. 10. Finally, we are always thankful every time we can get to the beach. We hope you are as well and we hope youll add your own coastal kudos for which you give thanks. For more information, go to www. Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 6, 20138 INSIDE CITY HALL Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2013 Island Sun USPS 18: Bulk Rate permit paid for at Sanibel, Florida, 33957 Postmaster: Send change of address to Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957 Published every Friday for the people and visitors of Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Distribution: 10,000 12,000 per week (seasonal). Mailed free to Sanibel and Captiva residents every Friday. Subscription prices: Third Class U.S. $50 one year, $25 six months (Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery). First Class U.S. $115 one year, six months $58 (Allow 3-5 days for delivery). Prices include state sales tax. Send subscription requests to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957. The Island Sun will correct factual errors or matters of emphasis and interpretation that appear in news stories. Readers with news, tips, comments or questions, please call (239) 395-1213, or write to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957. FAX number: (239) 395-2299. E-mail: press@islandsunnews.comRead Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.comContributing 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 PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER PRINTED WITH LOW-RUB, SOYBEAN INK Co-PublishersLorin Arundel & Ken RasiAdvertising George BeleslinGraphic Arts & ProductionAnn Ziehl Sarah Crooks Kristy SeeReportersAnne Mitchell Jeff Lysiak Sanibel Lauded For Its Complete Streets EffortsBikeWalkLee, a local community coalition advocating for complete streets in Lee County, has selected the City of Sanibel and the Sanibel Bicycle Club as a 2013 Complete Streets Champion of the Year for a decade of incredible work to make Sanibel a model walkable, bikeable community. BikeWalkLee representatives presented the award at Tuesdays city council meeting. Darla Letourneau, of BikeWalkLee, a Sanibel resident, addressed the council. She said in 2010 Sanibel was the first Southwest Florida community to be designated a Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists, a sign of the citys commitment to a comprehensive program of engineering, education, encouragement, enforcement, and evaluation (the five Es) efforts to promote bicycling. The leadership and commitment from this city council has been key to the progress youve made over the past six years, Letourneau added. Sanibel is very lucky to have City Manager Judie Zimomra, who is such a strong champion for the shared use path system and promoting biking and walking for transportation, recreation, and health. BikeWalkLee is grateful to Mayor Kevin Ruane in his role as chairman of the Lee County Metropolitan Planning Organization Board for his support of a more balanced multi-modal transportation system that is safe and accessible for all users. He is providing countywide leadership at a critical time, she said. Letourneau also recognized the role the Sanibel Bicycle Club played. She paid special tribute to the contributions made by the late Doug Dietrich. The Sanibel Path Information Center, completed in 2012, was initiated by the bike club and funded and implemented by a partnership of community organizations and private individuals with city involvement and assistance. The city has completed a crosswalk study and also increased its safety focus. The City of Cape Coral and Cape Coral Bike Ped were also honored with the same award this year. Democratic Club Holiday PartyThe Democratic Club of the Islands will celebrate the holidays with a party on Thursday evening, December l9 at Traditions on the Beach at Island Inn. Members and friends will gather at 6 p.m. for an evening of dinner and dancing. The three-course dinner includes salad, entre, dessert and beverage. Entre choices include: Scottish Salmon with Grilled Asparagus and Roasted Shallots Chicken Milanese Pomodoro with Garlicky Spinach and Mozzarella Pasta Primavera (vegetarian) Dessert: Granny Smith Apple Tart with Cinnamon Ice Cream Chocolate Ecstasy Cake with Chocolate Ganache Send a check for $45 per person (including tax and tip) by December 13 to DCI, Box, 898, Sanibel, FL 33957. Include all attendees names with their dinner choices. Cash bar available beginning at 6 p.m. Democrats and anyone wishing to become more involved in Democratic issues are invited to attend, as are Democrats of Lee County interested in learning more about Democratic politics. For more information about the holiday party or to download a party invitation, visit or call 395-9078. BikeWalkLees Darla Letourneau, front row, second from left, presents the 2013 Complete Streets Champion of the Year Award to the City of Sanibel during Tuesdays city council meeting. Also pictured are members of the Sanibel Bicycle Club, council and city staff. photo by Jeff Lysiak


Council Hears Opposition To Civic Core Planby Jeff LysiakDuring the public comment portion of Tuesdays city council meeting, a pair of residents voiced their opposition to the civic core master plan concept introduced in November, saying that they objected to several key components of the proposed multi-dimensional community campus. Last month, architect Henry Woodroffe outlined the plan that would consolidate BIG ARTS, the Sanibel Historical Museum & Village, Center 4 Life and The Community House onto a 25-acre site along with city hall, the Sanibel Public Library and the public works department. Fay Carney told the council that she had many objections to the plan, most notably the proposed relocation of The Community House. She called the idea of moving the historic structure off of Periwinkle Way outrageous. In addition, Carney objected to the destruction of the Herb Strauss Theater, which is currently located across from The Community House. Fellow resident Ed Hancock, representing the homeowners association of the Periwinkle Pines subdivision, said that he was flabbergasted to see action on the civic core plan. He recommended that before any further progress on the project is taken, he and his neighbors should be considered stakeholders in the plan and invited to submit their input. Mayor Kevin Ruane, who noted that he has met with residents of Periwinkle Pines twice regarding the issue, said that at this point, the civic core project is still in the conceptual phase. All that has been talked about so far is a concept, said Ruane, who explained that the city has looked at 12 designs for the project. He also called objections to the concept premature, since nothing has been decided yet. Ruane noted that he has received over 100 phone calls related to the issue. Councilman Marty Harrity agreed, adding, Were only gonna do what Sanibel wants. Some of the ideas that were a part of the civic core master plan concept introduced by Woodroffe, in addition to moving The Community House to a similar sized site across from the library, include relocation of the citys public works department facilities, bicycle and pedestrian paths throughout, additional shared parking spaces and green space, courtyards and other gathering places and at least three access roads, including Dunlop. Vice Mayor Doug Congress invited the community to offer input on the project, which he said was nowhere near a plan at this point. Councilman Jim Jennings added, In the end, the citizens will have the final say. A fifth stakeholders meeting on the civic core master plan concept was scheduled to take place at 10 a.m. on Thursday, December 5 at the Sanibel Recreation Center. Members of the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva received a proclamation from Mayor Kevin Ruane during Tuesdays city council meeti ng photos by Jeff Lysiak Eagle Scout Kenny DiBiase, right, received recognition from Mayor Kevin Ruane for being the recipient of the William Hornaday Award for his water quality protection and education efforts. Also pictured are DiBiases parents, Donna and Tony DiBiase. Jai Earle, Jaclyn Walsh and Scotty Lynn Keely from the Sanibel Recreation Department were recognized by Mayor Kevin Ruane for passing the AHLA Educational Institutes Certified Guest Service Professional exam. Fellow employees passing the exam but not in attendance are Shanna Clark and Marina Dowling Natalia Maddox, left, received the 2013 City Employee of the Year Award from Mayor Kevin Ruane Letter Carrier Toy Pick-Up SaturdayPostal Service letter carriers will collect new, unwrapped toys left at customers mailboxes to brighten the holidays for less fortunate children. The collection is on Saturday, December 7 at postal addresses in the Suncoast District, including ZIP codes beginning with these three digits: 321, 327, 328, 329, 335, 336, 337, 338, 339, 341, 342, 346 and 347 Letter carriers will collect the toys as they deliver mail along their routes. Toys should be left by the mailbox before the carriers regular delivery time. Customers wishing to donate toys after their carrier has delivered on their route may take them to their local post office. 9 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 6, 2013


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 6, 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 ELIZABETH ANNE (ORMOND) FRANKWICHOn a bright fall morning just as the sun was rising, Elizabeth Anne (Ormond) Frankwich, closed her eyes for the last time. Libby, as she was known to all, was born on November 30, 1929 in Ohio to Dr. Alexander and Helen Ormond. She was the first of their children. Libby grew up during WWII as her father was an air force colonel and they were stationed at many different bases across the USA. Libby graduated from Northfield/ Mt. Hermon prep school and finished her education at Dennison University graduating with a degree in psychology. She also was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority, which she joined in college. After graduation, she moved to Baltimore, Maryland, where she worked in the psychology department of Johns Hopkins University. There, she met the love of her life, Vernon T. Frankwich. They married in 1953. They resided in New Jersey, Illinois and then for 30 years in Woodbridge, Connecticut. Libby was heavily involved with the Junior League, volunteered at the rehab center in New Haven, and eventually was on the board of directors for the United Way. While in Connecticut, she and her husband raised their two children, Amy Elizabeth and Douglas Martin. Upon her husbands retirement in 1998, they moved to Sanibel Island, Florida. There Libby continued her volunteer work with CROW. Libby enjoyed gardening, sewing, traveling the world, playing tennis, and social gatherings with her numerous friends. Libby was predeceased by her parents and her beloved husband, Vernon. She leaves behind her daughter, Amy (Stephen) Frankwich Jackson, Her son, Douglas Frankwich, her grandsons Nicklas (Rachel) Frankwich, Thomas Jackson, and her great-grandsons Aiden and Malakai Frankwich. She will be dearly missed by her brother, Alexander (Kathleen) Ormond Jr. MD, and many other family member here and abroad. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations in Elizabeths name be made to CROW, Sanibel Island, Florida. A memorial service is planned for a later date. OBITUARY Performing A New Christmas CarolAnew Christmas carol by John Rutter will be performed at St. Michael & All Angels Church, Sanibel, at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, December 6. Rutter created this carol in 2012 for the traditional Lessons and Carols sung annually at Kings College, Cambridge, England. It will be sung by the St. Michael and All Angels Choir. The Advent service of Lessons and Carols retells the story of the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah, and the birth of Christ, and is interspersed with familiar carols and hymns. St. Michaels welcomes all to attend the service, which will be followed by treats. The choir of St. Michael & All Angels Chuurch St. Isabel Christmas Angel ProjectAt the St. Isabel Womens Guild November meeting, a presentation was made by Dave Grothaus, the Diocese of Venice District II director with Catholic Charities. Grothaus shared with the guild the many services and programs provided by this organization and he thanked the members for all their support which will continue this year with the Christmas Angel Project. Beginning on November 30, Angel tags became available for parishioners to take from the Christmas tree in the church narthex. Each tag lists the wishes expressed by a child and parishioners will fulfill those wishes and return the wrapped gifts to the tree with the angel tag attached. Catholic Charities will then distribute the gifts. Pictured with Dave Grothaus are Laurie LaManna, Arline Ford, guild president, Francine Dale and Dottie McGovern. LaManna, Dale and McGovern are chairing the Christmas Angel Project.Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email


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ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 6, 201312 Celebrating The History Of Tween Waters Inn And Captiva IslandOn November 19, more than 150 people packed Tween Waters Inn to hear Tony Lapi, celebrate the history, relate old stories and show archival photographs of the legendary inn. Lapi is the inns CEO, president and owner since 1976. As part of the Captiva Island Historical Societys (CIHS) speaker series, Lapi and Jeff Shuff shared the history of this hidden tourist inn, which was established in 1931 and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Not only did they tell stories about many famous guests, such as President Teddy Roosevelt, Anne Morrow Lindbergh and Jay Norwood Ding Darling, but several long-time residents of the island who were in the audience added personal, colorful and historical memories. Following the program, there was a reception, during which people had a chance to share their own experiences on Captiva and also see for the first time the new beautifully-illustrated Captiva-Sanibel historical map, commissioned by The Captiva Historical Society, available at Sanibel Art and Frame either framed or unframed. In addition, the Captiva Island Historical Society revealed its winter plans to open a History Room in the newly-renovated Captiva Community Center. The next CIHS event is the showing of its most recent DVD of Captiva Memories on December 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Jensens Twin Palms on Captiva. One of the original Tween Waters Inn cottages in the early 1900s The bayside marina has been welcoming boaters for more than half a century Tony Lapi and Jeff Shuff Soo Christoff and Ty Christoff David MacKenzie and Jim Pigott, chairman of the Captiva Island Historical Society Vintage photograph of one of the inns cottages Another early image of Tween Waters Inn Close-up of Tween Waters Inn sign


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ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 6, 201314 Coastal Estuaries Program At Tween WatersArcheologist Theresa Schober, former director of the Mound House in Fort Myers Beach, will be at the Tween Waters Inn on Thursday, December 13. Schober has broad knowledge of the bountiful nature of the estuary and how it was utilized by early people. Her talk will take place in the Wakefield Room starting at 7:30 p.m. Schober will focus on the abandonment of the coastal estuaries of Charlotte Harbor, Pine Island Sound and Estero Bay by the Calusa Indians, and the emergence of Cuban fishing communities, seasonally at first, to take advantage of rich mullet and other fish resources during fall and winter months. The locations of some of these ranchos are known through archaeological and ethnohistorical research, including those on Useppa and Estero Islands. As Florida transferred hands from Spain to Britain and back, eventually becoming a U.S. territory, the story of southwest Florida remains connected to the water for transportation, food, technology and now tourism. Mullet and redfish were the primary fish captured, dried on racks and taken to Cuba in time for the Lenten season. For hundreds of years, Cubans made annual treks to Pine Island Sound. There is no charge for the program and no reservations are necessary. For more information, call Kristie Anders at 472-2329. This program, sponsored by the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, is a part of the Captiva Holiday Village celebration. Salt cod drying Nets drying Sanibel resident Bill Goolsby caught a 28-inch redfish in Pine Island Sound, using white bait, while on a fishing trip with Sea Reed Charters. The fish was safely released back into the water to swim another day. Fish Caught Bill Goolsby with his catch 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 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


Captiva Island Yacht Club Hosts Americas Cup 34 Re-Play The Captiva Island Yacht Club (CIYC) recently hosted an Americas Cup 34 Re-Play to celebrate Oracle/Team USAs victory over Team New Zealand in the historic Americas Cup Finals. In September, CIYC Rear Commodore Paul McCarthy organized a group of 100 Captiva Island Yacht Club members and their guests to participate in Americas Cup 34. The CIYC entourage flew out to San Francisco for the opening weekend of the Americans Cup Finals September 6 to 9. CIYC members and their guest had a first class experience with private receptions at the St. Francis and San Francisco Yacht Clubs and accommodations at the Argonaut Hotel adjacent to San Franciscos Fishermans Wharf. Americas Cup historian, Norris Strawbridge, flew out to San Francisco from Boston to give the CIYC group a private tutorial on the history of the Americas Cup. Julian Guthrie, author of the definitive book on Americas Cup 34, The Billionaire and the Mechanic, was the featured speaker at a St. Francis Yacht Club dinner event. The Napa Valley Vintners Association hosted three different wine tastings for the group as well as a day trip to select Napa Valley Vineyards. At the Re-Play, members shared memories of the historical race, Americas Cup fanfare, San Francisco sights as well as their yacht club receptions, wine tours and San Francisco excursions. Americas Cup historian Norris Strawbridge was the keynote speaker and presented a slide and video presentation on the winning strategy of Team USA. It was the trip of a lifetime for the CIYC contingent. Captiva Island Yacht Club members Fanfare at the Americas Cup15 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 6, 2013 Breathtaking view of the race Be Safe! Be On-time! Be Safe! Be On-time!239.472.4160Licensed, Regulated, Professional Service MENS HAIRCUT$202340 Periwinkle Way Suite D1395-3800 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


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ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 6, 201318 Dead-End Creek Yields Grand Slamby Capt. Matt MitchellAdverse conditions is the best way to sum up my time spent on the water this week. Basically, every day was windy but you could also mix in the coldest temperatures since last March, and a few mornings of thick sea fog. The only good thing with the seemingly neverending strong northeast winds is that it should keep the red tide offshore. Although there were a few dead fish floating in the very southern end of San Carlos Bay, these fish have washed in from offshore and the effects of this latest red tide are not in the sound. Consistently catching fish in these far from perfect conditions was all about getting tucked away out of the wind. Good bait meant good fishing, with the majority of the quality fish caught on my boat this week still eating free-lined shiners. Shiners were much harder to locate than they have been, but catching them was really the key to a good days fishing. Live shrimp produced fish, too, but it was lots of snapper, sheepshead and rat redfish. The water temperature is not quite cold enough yet for all the small bait stealers to leave. Despite the cold snap, snook fishing continued to be really good. For sheer numbers of snook, mangrove creek fishing has been hard to beat. Sure, lots of the snook are between 15 and 25 inches, but catching a snook on almost every cast once you locate them is not a bad thing. I did manage a few slot-sized snook this week, but they seemed few and far between. Finding mangrove points and shorelines where the wind and tide were moving in the same direction seemed to make all the difference in locating these snook. Often, one little stretch of shoreline or point would hold more than a dozen. Most of the redfish I caught this week were on the short side of the 18-inch minimum. Creeks in Tarpon Bay were loaded with rat reds on the first part of the falling tide. These blue-tailed, shrimp-eating redfish are just part of our winter pattern and make for non-stop action. The few keepers we caught came while snook fishing with live shiners and were all in the low to mid 20-inch size range. Sheepshead fishing was still a little hit and miss in the mangroves this week. Most trips we managed a few 14-inch plus fish while using shrimp. Docks around the passes and throughout the sound should really be loading up, yet crazy windy conditions have not given anglers the opportunity to give them a try. Keeper-sized mangrove snapper were another option for clients looking to take home a fresh fish dinner, with lots of legal size, 11to 14-inch snappers in almost every mangrove creek. The highlight of the windy week on the water for me came early in the week while taking a full day trip from North Captiva. After bouncing around in more ways than one, we had only put a few keeper fish in the live well. Not wanting to cross the bay again quite yet in the 25 mph-plus winds, I anchored up in a deep dead-end creek I had not fished since the coolest days of last winter on the Pine Island side of the bay while just hoping for a few snook. I had hit pay dirt. This dead-end creek was just on fire; we did not move for over two hours. The bite just kept going and going until the tide bottomed out. As things would quiet down a little, I would chum with live shiners and the bite would fire off again. The variety of species and non-stop action was amazing. Snook, trout and jacks made the majority of the action, but we also caught two unexpected 10to 15-pound tarpon. At that point, I was telling my clients all we needed was a redfish to get a grand slam in this one spot. Not three casts later, we landed one nice slot-sized red. 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. 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19 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 6, 2013 CROW Case Of The Week: The Not-SoCommon Crowby Patricia MolloyFrom ancient folklore to modern literature, crows have been used to foreshadow ominous events and symbolize boorish behavior. To be called bird brained is an insult targeting at ones presumed stupidity. Such proclamations range from misguided to wildly inaccurate. In fact, some experts believe that crows may be the most intelligent creatures on the planet. In recent years, wildlife biologists at the University of Washington have studied the behavior of crows, focusing specifically on the birds facial recognition abilities. During experiments that including briefly detaining then releasing several crows, scientists have discovered that these blackbirds have a large capacity for storing information and possess the ability to distinguish specific individuals, even in a crowd. Even more remarkably, the subject birds were able to communicate to other crows about which people potentially pose a danger. Several weeks ago, an injured crow was discovered on the ground and admitted to the Sanibel clinic. During Dr. Heathers initial examination, patient #2974 was found to be severely underweight and suffering from a recent wing fracture. The crow was anesthetized so that radiographs could be preformed; an additional, older fracture that had not healed properly was also revealed. The American crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) is a familiar bird with blueishblack plumage and a shrill, cawing voice. Surely you have seen a large group fill the sky at dusk, swooping and fluttering madly through the air, squawking loudly overhead as they make their way, en masse, to a tall cluster of trees. These seasonal communal groups, called roosts, may range from as few as 100 birds to as many as hundreds of thousands. The reason that crows congregate in such large numbers, particularly in autumn and winter, is not fully understood; safety in numbers is the most likely of reasons. As with all patients, the ultimate goal is rehabilitation and release. The future for this particular patient, however, is an uncertain one. We dont think he will be a candidate for release. However, we are still giving him every chance to heal and are looking at the best options for him, stated Dr. Heather. In the event that the crow is unable to fly well enough to survive in the wild, the clinic is considering training the bird for special educational presentations at the facilitys popular Visitor Education Center. As Dr. Heather explained, We could have the crow on the glove, just like you would a raptor. Through education, I think people would realize what totally fascinating birds they are. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from our local area. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit: The American crow, patient #2974, perching on a beam in an outdoor small flight enclosurephoto courtesy of Kathie McDonough 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 DECEMBER 6, 201320 City Of Sanibel Vegetation CommitteeSanibels Vegetation Standards Protect HomeownersFor decades, Sanibel residents have sought to maintain the islands sanctuary character by protecting the native environment. To help in this effort, the city has adopted vegetation standards for homeowners and businesses. These include: A requirement that at least 75 percent of all vegetation (trees, shrubs and groundcovers) on a property be native plants; up to 25 percent may be noninvasive, exotic species. Property must be kept clear of eight specific invasive exotic plants such as Brazilian pepper. Pruning of native plants is limited to 25 percent of the total leaf area in any one year. The type and use of fertilizer is carefully regulated to protect the water. This includes a ban on fertilizer use during the summer rainy season. A permit is always required to trim mangroves, to trim in the beach zone (dune), and to move or remove any protected native plant. All landscape contractors or persons hired to work on landscape must have a Sanibel Vegetation Competency Card. All professional fertilizer applicators must also be certified by the city. Native plants survive and thrive in the highly variable weather conditions (summer heat and rain and winter droughts), alkaline soils and proximity to salt water. They require little or no supplemental irrigation, do not need fertilizer and provide habitat for native wildlife. The Natural Resources Department section of the citys website, www., offers information and photos of native plants, a listing of licensed contractors, Sanibels vegetation standards and codes, and the Environmental Reference Handbook prepared by the citys vegetation committee. The vegetation committee also offers free native plant tours of the grounds at city hall at 10 a.m. on the second Wednesday and fourth Saturday of the month from November to April. For more information, contact the Sanibel Natural Resources Department at 472-3700. Island native, dune sunflower Orchid Society To Present Holiday Luncheon The Sanibel Captiva Orchid Society will present a holiday luncheon at Sundial Resorts main dining room on Monday, December 16 at 11:30 a.m. The featured speaker will be Mickey Carnell, co-owner of Blue Pagota Orchids in Englewood, speaking on Slipper Orchids. Luncheon choices include a seafood crepe or a chicken breast sandwich, both selections served with rice pilaf. All entrees include non-alcoholic beverages, a tossed salad and dessert. Cocktails, wine and beer are also available for additional purchase. Cost to attend the luncheon is $20 for San-Cap Orchid Society members and $24 for guests, which includes tax and gratuity. Membership dues for 2013-14 are $20. Reservations for the luncheon including choice of entree should be made with payment to the Sanibel Captiva Orchid Society by Thursday, December 12. To make reservations, contact SanCap Orchid Society treasurer Carol Zell at 395-2122. Attention Sanibel Captiva Gardenerssubmitted by Dr. Phillip MarksThe Master Gardener Lecture Series, after 68 programs over the past nine years, will be taking a sabbatical for one year due to a family illness. I plan to resume the programs next year. Wishing you successful gardening and good health in the coming year. Mary Culver of Sanibel holds her first place oncidium orchid at the November meeting of the Sanibel Captiva Orchid Society Complete Do-It Yourself B oa t P a rt s St o r e Marine Tradin g Pos t 15600 S an C arlos Blvd, Un i t 170, Ft M y ers ( Bes i de B ig Lots ) C all 437-747 5 A dd iti o n al L oca ti o n s : 1156 N. Tamiami Trail in North Fort M y er s Call 997-577 7 2397 Davis Blvd in Naple s Call 793-580 0 H ou r s: 8am -5:30pm Mon-Sat $ 99. 9 5 Sta i n l ess Stee l Po w e r Coate d W hi te D u l Trumpet Hor n B i m i n i To p $ 199 Large Se l ect i on of Steer i n g W h ee l s


21 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 6, 2013SCCF Biologist Gives Tank TalksOn Tuesday, December 10 at 10 a.m. the SCCF Nature Center will present a program about the turtles, snakes, and other island critters SCCF works so hard to protect through research and habitat protection. Maybe the diamondback terrapins will be digging in their new nesting/sandbox. Will Indie the indigo snake have shed her skin? Cost of the program is $5 per adult and free for children and SCCF members.Gator And Crocodile Tales The Biology of Alligators and Crocodiles is an ancient tale of survival. On Wednesday, December 11 at 10 am, a program at SCCF will teach about these living dinosaurs and how to ensure our safety and their survival on the islands. With cool weather approaching, island gators will be slowing down, looking for a warm place to bask, and sometimes not eating for four to six months. Cost of the program is $5 for adults and free for SCCF members and children. Remember, NEVER FEED AN ALLIGATOR. After the SCCF programs, visitors may take a walk on the trails to the Sanibel River or visit the butterfly house. Call SCCF at 472-2329 for more information on these programs SanibelCaptiva Conservation Foundation is located at 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation American crocodile Indigo snake 1200 Periwinkle Way (1/2 Mile West of the Causeway) 472-1998 Open 7 Days 4:30 Take Out our Specialty! HAPPY HOUR 4:30 6:30 pm 7 DAYS 19 YEARSCelebrating of Garlic Breath on Sanibel!19% OFFDinner Entres!* AND Every 19th Guest will receive an $19 Gift Card*Dec 1st Dec 19th. Dine in only, Pizzas excluded. Not valid with any other discounts or coupons. *18% gratuity added to original total Im Matthew Asen, and I never met a frozen fish I liked. Thats why I make sure my restaurant, The Timbers, serves the freshest seafood on Sanibel Island. Youll love our selection of shrimp, oysters, clams and stone crab claws at our raw bar. Or you can try our swordfish, red snapper, grouper or yellowtail all on display at our retail fish market. So come on in and settle down for a meal at the Timbers.Sanibel Grill Open 4pm Monday-Friday Timbers Open 4:30-9:00pm Fish Market Open at 11am 472-3128 703 Tarpon Bay Road www.prawnbroker.comWinner Best Seafood 2010-2013 Happy Hour Daily 4:00pm 6:00pm 10:00pm Midnight 13 Dinners for $13, before 5:30pm 7 days 35 Years of Fresh Fish on Sanibel Island!Sushi & Sashimi Thursday & Fridays! NOW OPEN 11:30 am Saturday & Sunday Showing ALL THE GAMES!Friday is Lobster Night!


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 6, 201322 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... Birds Eye ViewLots Of Frigatesby Mark Bird WestallAbout two weeks ago, someone emailed me and asked about all the magnificent frigatebirds she was seeing flying along the gulf coast of Sanibel and Captiva islands and over Pine Island Sound lately. She had never seen this phenomenon before. I sent her my response, but didnt think that much about it until last week when, while heading across the Sanibel Causeway to the mainland, there was a huge flock of maybe a hundred or so frigates riding the strong winds blowing from the south. Looking like they belong in a Batman movie, they were looking to capture a fish near the surface of the choppy water of the bay, or maybe, steal one from one of the ospreys that like to fish from the guard rails of the causeway. I have mentioned in previous articles how the bald eagle will sometimes bully an osprey by using brute strength to threaten the life of the osprey while it is carrying its heavy prey, but the frigate uses a more stealth-like approach to stealing its meal from the osprey. Ive only seen it once, but years ago I watched a frigate come up behind and from below an osprey struggling with a freshly-caught fish and the frigate flipped over on its back and deftly reached up underneath the osprey with its bill and pickpocketed the fish right out of the ospreys talons. The osprey acted surprised and shocked at what had just happened (I swear I noticed the osprey jump from being startled) and circled a few times and then returned back to fishing again. It is during sightings such as that that you realize just how large the frigate is compared to other birds. The osprey is not small by ornithological standards, but when the frigate got up under the osprey, the man-o-war bird looked as though he could wrap his wings completely around the comparatively smaller raptor. Another interesting note comparing the frigate and the osprey is the extent of the crook in the wrist of both species. The osprey spends most of its time over the water fishing (thus the gull-shaped wing), but also soars over land catching the warm thermals of air rising upwards like a hawk. The frigate, however, rarely soars over land, spending practically all of its time riding the sea breezes. Therefore, its wing shape is specifically designed to take advantage of winds moving across the surface of the oceans, not rising upward. I heard it suggested once that if man (or woman) could design a sailplanes wing to mimic that of the frigates, we could develop gliders that could glide across the oceans. Wouldnt that be cool? But getting back to the ladys email, we typically see the frigates in such large numbers during the summer months as the cold fronts disappear and the prevailing winds start blowing warm up out of the tropics. And even though we can see a few of them occasionally in the winter, with the strong (and cold) northwesterly winds that come down from Canada with the cold fronts, it is rare to see the larger congregations. But the frigates are pelagic birds, meaning that they spend most of their time out over open water cruising the oceans winds, nomads if you will, and they go wherever the winds take them. This year, we have been getting some strong fronts coming through Florida a little earlier than usual, but just before those fronts reach us, we have also been getting some warm, tropical air sucked up into the area as the front approaches. Thus, the frigates have been thrilling us with some fascinating sights. Unfortunately, the only place left in the United States where the frigates still nest is Dry Tortugas National Park, about 68 miles west of Key West. They used to nest in the Marquesas, only about 30 miles west of Key West, but it is speculated that low-flying tourist planes heading out to the Dry Tortugas caused those nests to be abandoned. Ah, the beauty (and impact) of ecotourism. So, even though nesting season is just getting started for the frigates at this time of year, when the winds are strong enough, the frigates have no problem riding the sea breezes up into the Sanibel-Captiva waters searching for food. And dont worry, theyll have an easy flight back down to the Dry Tortugas. When the cold fronts pass on through to the south of us and the winds switch to out of the north, the frigates will just turn around and ride the wind currents back down to their nesting sites. Kind of like watching the windsurfers going back and forth across the bay; free as a bird. A former city council member and mayor, Mark Bird Westall has owned and operated Canoe Adventures, Inc. on Sanibel for over 33 years. Visit for more information. 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 To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


23 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 6, 2013Shell Museum Seeks Season VolunteersDo you love Sanibels white sandy beaches and beautiful shells that scatter the shore? Do you have an extra hour a week? If so, The BaileyMatthews Shell Museum would like to invite you to join their team of dedicated volunteers. As the busy winter season approaches, the need for volunteers at the Shell Museum expands to fulfill the extensive programming the museum offers. A variety of positions are available and no experience is necessary. We are specifically looking for education docents individuals who want to make a difference in a childs life. Working with students is a joy, and we will teach you what you need to know, said Melanie Moraga, Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum Executive Assistant. A detailed training program covers everything a volunteer needs to learn. No special education or experience is required; just bring an interest in the natural world especially shells and enthusiasm for working with the public and with other docents. Active volunteers receive causeway toll reimbursement and a discount at the Museum Store. To learn more, call Melanie Moraga at 395-2233. Shell Museum volunteers Tom Risher and Ann Moeder British Invasion Band Headlines Museum GalaThe Bailey-Matthews Shell Museums annual Under the Sea gala will celebrate Hits of the Brits with The British Invasion a tribute band that plays favorite 1960s music from The Rolling Stones to The Who. This years event will be hosted at the Sanctuary Golf Club on January 26, from 5 to 10 p.m. The live and silent auctions will showcase diverse items from local businesses that have donated to support the museum. Dinner will be prepared by The Sanctuary chefs. The gala will raise funds for the museums educational programs. Tickets are $135 per person and reservations can be made directly online from the Events page of the museum website at Sponsorship opportunities are still available. To donate silent auction prizes, contact Krystal Butherus, marketing and event manager, at 395-2233 or via email at 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, Fl 33957 Ph: 239.472.0606 3957 P P h h: 2 2 3 39 4720606wwwSanibelIslandCowcom Tropical Outdoor Patio Seating Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow with our Famous Stone Crabs1/2 lb & 1 lb. quantities Appetizers & Full Dinners Best Prices On The Planet Fun "new" Moo Wear for all ages Fun "new" Moo Wear for all ages w w Always Fresh ...Always Fun! s s Always Fresh ...Always! LIVE LIVE MUSIC MUSIC w w Always w ay ay s! Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week. Snacks In-between Live Music! Outdoor Seating Come Try our Come Try our NEW NEW Cowlicious Cowlicious Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials We Proudly BrewSanibels Most Award Winning Restaurant


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27 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 6, 2013 Goz Gosselin stands next to his piece called Shellabration 2012 at the open house event Shell Museum Unveils New Shell Creation At Open HouseThe Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum welcomed more than 200 guests at its Thank You Open House on Thursday, November 21. Museum staff were eager to show off the new renovations, get to know community members and volunteers, and unveil a new exhibit. Shellabration 2012 by Goz Gosselin is the museums newest piece. This large free-standing shell flower arrangement measures three feet tall, by two and a half feet wide. It is made of all natural colored shells. All of the purple coquinas (3,500) that comprise the seven stems of lilac flowers were hand collected on Sanibel. Ethel Sinow & Ann Moeder Museum Curator and Director of Education Dr. Jose Leal takes guests on an exclusive tour to show off the museums shell collections Diana and Jim Eriksson Bill and Wanda Goodman Shell ID Clinics Come To The Shell MuseumThe Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum has launched a new weekly program of Shell ID Clinics to provide shelling enthusiasts additional information about their shelling finds and Southwest Florida shells. The clinics begin Thursday, December 12 and will be held every Thursday at 2 p.m. except for December 26, January 2 and March 6. The clinics will be led by Dr. Jos H. Leal, the museum curator and director of education, and other specialists from the shell museum. There is no additional cost for these events as they are included in museum admission. We hope to bring the expertise of our museum staff to the community in an effective and engaging way, Dr. Leal said. Dr. Leal received his Ph.D. in marine biology and fisheries from the University of Miami. His love for shells and sea life goes back to his childhood years in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He was a visiting professor at the Musum National dHistoire Naturelle in Paris and postdoctoral fellow at the Smithsonian Institutions National Museum of Natural History. Dr. Leal holds honorary faculty positions at the University of Miami and Florida Gulf Coast University, where he is an affiliate member of the Coastal Watershed Institute. He is also a past president of the American Malacological Society and current president of Conchologists of America and editor of The Nautilus. Under his leadership, in March 2010 the museum was awarded its first accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums. One goal of the museum is to nurture continuing education among both new and veteran shell enthusiasts. For more information visit Epitonium leali. This species, found on Sanibel Island, was named as a tribute to Dr. Jos H. Leal in 2011 Snook Harvest Closure In EffectThe recreational harvest season for snook closed December 1 in gulf state and federal waters, including Monroe County and Everglades National Park, and will remain closed through February 28, reopening to harvest March 1. Snook can continue to be caught and released during the closed season. This and other regular season closures are designed to help protect the species during vulnerable times such as cold weather. Atlantic state and federal waters including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River will close December 15 through January 31, reopening to harvest February 1. Visit and click on Saltwater Fishing and Recreational Regulations for more information on snook.


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ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 6, 201330 Following a four-year tradition, the Burns family fishermen spent Saturday, November 23, fishing the bay waters with Capt. Jeff Zasadny out of Jensens Marina. This annual event includes grandfather Bill with his sons, Kevin and Brian plus grandson, Jesse, age 12. The afternoon weather was ideal with warm temperatures and light winds. Highlight of the day was when Brian Burns caught the Florida Gulf Grand Slam sea trout, redfish and snook. Jesse caught the most fish, over two dozen. Kevin and Bill had all the action they could handle throughout the afternoon. The familys catch included redfish, sea trout, snook, catfish, jack crevalle, bonnethead shark, mackerel, puffer and ladyfish. This catch-and-release crew used shiners and shrimp for bait. Fish Caught Kevin Burns of California caught a 20-inch redfish mid-afternoon When Brian Burns, right, of Colorado caught this snook, he completed his Florida Gulf Grand Slam, sea trout, redfish and snook Jesse Burns of Colorado shows two prize sea trout he caught when fishing with Capt. Jeff Zasadny Read us online at


31 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 6, 2013 Wolanin Thrills Students With Mini-Concertby Jeff LysiakOn November 26, students from The Sanibel School received a pre-Thanksgiving treat when singer-songwriter Whitney Wolanin performed a three-song mini-concert for fifth through eighth graders. Wolanin, an island native and graduate of the school, performed her original songs Far, Far Away and Wrong Guy as well as the holiday classic Run, Run Rudolph before fielding questions from the youngsters. This is pretty much where I started liking music, said Wolanin, who recalled her first experience on stage was playing the role of a munchkin in The Sanibel Schools production of The Wizard of Oz. The 23-year-old musician, who performed at the Summer Olympic Games in London last year, has a number of prominent gigs in the coming weeks, including halftime shows for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns as well as the Lebanon Horse Drawn Carriage Parade & Festival in Ohio. In addition, Wolanin is headlining the inaugural Sanibel FunFest on Friday, January 24 at The Community House. During her question-and-answer session with the middle schoolers, Wolanin responded to inquiries about her favorite hobbies she lists photography, improvisational comedy and hanging out with her friends as her most popular pastimes and what inspires her. It really means a lot to me when somebody tells me that one of my songs connects with them, said Wolanin, who responded to another question that she writes about my relationships and what my friends are going through. Asked about what she likes most about Christmas, Wolanin paused a moment and smiled. Perhaps it was because her rendition of Run, Run Rudolph had just made the top five holiday singles in the United States. Or maybe it was just the innocence of the question itself. Its so many things, Wolanin replied. Sugar cookies opening presents having lots of family around and eating ham. I just love ham. Whitney Wolanin, a graduate of The Sanibel School, signs autographs for students following her mini-concert there last week photos by Jeff Lysiak Whitney Wolanin performed three songs for middle school students at The Sanibel School on November 26 Wolanin fielded questions from the kids following her performance


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 6, 201332 SanCap Art League General MeetingThe general meeting of the SanCap Art League is slated for December 12 at The Community House. The meeting and program begins at 1:30 p.m. Ted deClercq will demonstrate in oil. He is a figurative artist and sculptor who has an open studio and classes at the Hilltop Studio in Naples. His work appears in,public and private collections in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. He was born in Montreal Canada, and started painting in his teens under the direction of a clasical style painter from Great Britian. He studied art at Concordia University in Montreal, the Nova Scotia School of Art and Design, the Dartmouth Museum, and did graduate studies in art and architecture at the Unuiversity of British Columbia. Afer completeing his education, he worked in architectural design and restoration of buildings in tandem with a stained glass business. Since 1985 his emphasis has been exclusively on the fine arts.He works in oil, but drawing still remains the backbone of his work. His painting are usually based on detailed drawings. He has been teaching life drawing and classical paintiing in Southwest Florida since the mid 80s. His work has been shown in galleries and musems in Florida, Canada, and New York. A painting by Ted deClercq Christmas Carols At Shell Point A musical festival of carols and classics led by Randy Woods, minister of worship and music at Shell Point Village Church, will take place on Sunday, December 8 at 6:15 p.m. It will feature the 90+ voices of The Village Church Choir and a 35-member Festival Orchestra, consisting of area symphony musicians. The musical by Tom Fettke, entitled God Is With Us, is traditional in style, but will feature innovative twists and turns while combining exciting and moving classical music by Faure, Beethoven, Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky, and Billings, with some of the worlds most loved Christmas carols. Tickets are $10 each and are available online at or by calling 454-2147. 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 Island Restaurant PLACEJean Le Boeuf Taking Reservations For Holiday Parties & Special Occasions See Ya on the Luminary Trail Friday, Dec. 6thHoliday HoursChristmas Eve Open Christmas Day Closed New Years Eve Open New Years Day Dinner Only 5-Close Available Made to OrderOmelette and Waffle Stations $3 Mimosas and Bloody Marys SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCH9am-1pm Live Smooth Jazz Lunch, Dinner & Late Night Menu Only All Day Happy Hour on the Island Outdoor Seating Corner of Periwinkle & Tarpon Bay Road in the Baileys Plaza (239) 395-1263 for reservations or take-out Every Thursday-Karaoke Ladies Night-Saturdays9pm-Close Price Drinks for LadiesDec. 7th &14th Mary Winner & Dave Potter DuoTil We Run Out* Every Tuesday Nite $18 Prime Rib* Every Wednesday Nite $18 Snow Crab Legs* Every Friday Nite $15 Fish Fry Special* LUMINARY Fri. Dec. 6th Live Music 6pm-midnight Free Munchies Drink SpecialsLIVE ENTERTAINMENTFri. Dec. 13th The 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


33 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 6, 2013 BIG ARTS | (239) 395-0900 | 900 Dunlop Road | Sanibel, FL 33957 BARRIER ISLAND GROUP for the ARTS ANNIVERSAR YDiscounts & Specials Available Now For Single Ticket Pricing & Group Rates.For a full listing of programs, please visit: www.BIGARTS.orgCLASSICAL | DANCE | FAMILY | FORUM | JAZZ/POP/CONTEMPORARY | THEATER VISUAL ARTS | FILM | COMMUNITY COLLABORATIONS | WORKSHOPS | WINTER ACADEMY GALLERYF UNDERS PhillipsGallerychein PERFORMANCE HALLS Film Series Sponsors: Film Series Supporters: John R. Wood Island Real Estate Special Event: TICKETS ON SALE DECEMBER 9John Pizzarelli Quartet in Concert January 24 at 8 p.m. CLASSICAL2013 Cleveland International Piano Competition Winner Sunday, December 8, 3:30 pm Grand Patron Series SponsorWriters Read Thursday, Dec. 12, 7:30 pm BIG ARTS Community Chorus Holiday Concert Tuesday, Dec. 10, 7 pmCOMMUNITY COLLABORATIONS FILMMONDAY Night Film Series$8 per ticket, 7 pm Schein Performance Hall BIG ARTS Annual Film Society Social THEATER Holiday SpectacularHoliday Spectacular Adult: $35 Student/Child $58 pm Shows: Dec. 19 30, 2013 4 pm, Sun. Twilight Shows: Dec. 22 & 29 2 pm, Wed. Matine: Dec. 26 Special New Years Eve Time: 7 pmSeason Sponsor: Stanislav Khristenko Not For Monday Night Series Only $5 per ticket! Schein Performance Hall Show Sponsor: Royal Shell Companies Patterns Exhibit And Buy-It-Off-The-Wall Art BIG ARTS is hosting the 38th annual Juried Art Council of Southwest Florida and the Sanibel-Captiva Art League exhibit, Patterns, in Phillips Gallery as well as Big & Small Buy it Off the Wall exhibit in Founders Gallery. Both exhibits are free and open to the public and will be on display through January 15. The artists reception and awards presentation will be held in Founders and Phillips galleries on Friday, December 13, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and is also free to attend and open to the public. The exhibit showcases works in watercolor, oil, acrylic, mixed media, collage, sculpture and original prints that feature patterns. Awards will be given for first place ($500), second place ($250) and third place ($125) as well as four Merit Awards ($75 each) during the reception on December 13. The exhibit juror is Steve Rogers, internationally renowned watercolor artist and workshop instructor. Rogers is also a signature member of the American Watercolor Society and an ambassador/director of AWS as well as a signature member of the National Watercolor Society. While there are no monetary awards for the BIG ARTS member-only Big and Small Buy it Off the Wall exhibit, all the original artwork will be available for sale while on display. BIG ARTS is at 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel and can be reached at www. or by phone 395-0900. China Syndrome by Deborah Butler Still Life with Zinnias by Anne Kittel All Are Welcome To Attend Film Society SocialBIG ARTS Film Society invites anyone with a love and appreciation of films to join them for their annual social at 5:30 p.m. on December 9. The event will be held in Phillips Gallery and is free and open to the public. Following the social, the Monday Night Film Series will screen Simon and the Oaks at 7 p.m. in Schein Performance Hall. Tickets for the film screening are $8. To learn more, call 395-0900.


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 6, 201334 Pianist Khristenko To Perform On December 8BIG ARTS will present a classical afternoon concert by the 2013 Cleveland International Piano Competition Winner, Stanislav Khristenko, on Sunday, December 8 at 3:30 p.m. in Schein Performance Hall. A former student of the Cleveland Institute of Music, and winner of the 2013 Cleveland International Piano Competition, the Russian musician is scheduled to play Bachs Partita No. 2 in C minor, BWV 826, Liszts Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 ( Cadenza by S. Rachmaninov) and Chopins Fantaisie in F minor, Op.49 as well as the collaborative pieces by Schubert and Liszt, Serenade and Erlknig. To further recognize emerging classic talent, the winners of 2013 BIG ARTS Classical Music Scholarship Award will be announced prior to the concert. Individual tickets for the Stanislav Khristenko concert are $32 for adults and free for students will valid student ID. Tickets are also free for children 17 and younger with the purchase of an adult ticket. Reserve all student and child tickets in advance to guarantee seating by calling BIG ARTS Marks Box Office at 3950900. 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 individual and corporate sponsors, including Classical Afternoons Grand Patron Series Sponsor Deborah and John La Gorce. Discover more by visiting BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel, online at, by phone at 3950900 or via e-mail at info@BIGARTS. org. Stanislav Khristenko photo by Roger Mastroianni Holiday Pops At Shell Point Shell Point Retirement Community welcomes the Southwest Florida Symphony, joined by the Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida, as they present Holiday Pops on Monday, December 16 at 7:30 p.m. at The Village Church Auditorium. Composer, arranger and conductor Jim Stephenson brings his fresh take on the joyous music of the season with this spirited symphonic performance of holiday favorites. We look forward to the Symphonys holiday performance each year, said Dawn Boren, director of resident life at Shell Point. This concert is a wonderful way to celebrate the season with family and friends. Tickets for this special seasonal performance are available for $25 and can be purchased by calling 454-2067. Jim Stephenson 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: 12/20/13 SUN13 29 BEERS ON TAP! 2 2 2 2 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 R IDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 HOME OF THE HOME OF THE STEEL CURTAIN PIZZA STEEL CURTAIN PIZZA From page 1Mullet & More Festival Returnsof fish in Southwest Florida waters is an icon which local fishermen like John Jensen admire and respect. The mullet has been a species that, for thousands of years, the Calusa Indians survived by living off of them, Jensen said. But for some reason, mullet is considered sort of on the low end of the food scale. We think that it needs more respect. Its a big part of our history. In large part due to the beginning of another mullet fishing season, and in coordination with the ongoing Captiva Holiday Village schedule of events, the Jensen brothers (John, Jimmy and Dave) decided to pay tribute to the mullet by dedicating a day in its honor. Throughout the day, Mullet Festival activities will also include: Mullet Wagon selling assorted fish dips, sandwiches and mullet-inspired foods Representatives from Penn Fishing Reels demonstrating their latest gear The Boat Place will have a 2014 Carolina Cat 23-foot vessel available for no-obligation sea trials Dick Braun with Florida Antique Tackle Collectors with antique tackle display and free tackle appraisal Live music featuring Steve and Corky from 4 to 6 p.m. Display of Pine Island Sound Critters Watch reindeer being made out of coconuts Around 5:30 p.m., Jensens Marina will provide the prefect vantage point for viewing the Captiva Lighted Boat Parade, which will begin at dusk. Jensens Twin Palm Cottages & Marina are located at 15107 Captiva Drive. For additional information, call 472-5800 or visit To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


35 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 6, 2013 MUSIC LESSONSJennifer ValiquettePrivate Instruction on Piano, Saxophone, & Flute Sanibel and Fort MyersPhone: 239-989-7799 Web: 1451 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island Wednesday, December 25 1-8 pm Waterview Restaurant Complimentary Champagne & Sparkling Apple Cider upon arrival Soup & Antipasto Station Seafood & Carving Station Turkey with all the trimmings Dessert station Adults: $42 Children 3-12 $18(plus tax & gratuity)Complimentary for children under 3 Holiday Gifts for Children under 12Honored Guest: Santa ClausRegister to win Escape Weekend vacation Call the Holiday Hotline for reservations: 239-395-60301451 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island iPhone Or iPad I And II Workshops Offered 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. Orkin is highly regarded as a teacher in many fields. When presenting technology, he is noted for making it accessible, practical, and memorable. Eric hails from Maine and Sanibel. Workshops are scheduled at The Community House from 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 $30 per class, guests $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 are offered at The Community House Our email address is


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 6, 201336 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 Author Draws Inspiration From His Own MistakesWhen it comes to writing his Sanibel Sunset Detective novels, author Ron Base is willing to make use of just about anything including his own ineptitude. Base is the author of three novels set on Sanibel Island featuring an unlikely private detective named Tree Callister. Everyone thinks Tree is crazy to be a detective on an island where nothing ever happens, Base explains. But, of course, plenty happens to Tree. Thanks to Trees ability to get himself into trouble, the first three books in the series have become local bestsellers. Now in the fourth novel, The Two Sanibel Sunset Detectives, Tree is back and in the sort of trouble with which his creator can certainly identify. In fact, many of Trees shortcomings are drawn from Bases own life. For example, in the new book, Tree participates in the annual spoof of the Academy Awards that takes place at the BIG ARTS Center. In fact, there is an Oscar spoof put on at the BIG ARTS Center, and earlier this year, Base was persuaded to participate in it. In the book, Tree, full of misplaced confidence, starts to believe he should have become an actor, that he wasted his time pursuing a career first as a Chicago newspaper reporter and then as a private detective. The night of the awards, Tree gets up on stage, faces his audience and freezes. His mind goes blank. He cant think of a thing to say. Much the same thing happened to me, Im ashamed to say, Base reports. I had memorized a short poem I was to recite as I received my award for best actor. I was certain, as is Tree, the speech would knock the audience dead. Everyone would be rolling in the aisles with laughter. I came up on stage, faced the audience, started to recite my speech, and then blanked. I stood there staring at the audience unable to say anything. I made a hasty exit and have felt like a complete fool ever since. However, it makes a great scene in the novel. Base concedes that he and Tree are very much alike. We are both of, ahem, a certain age, we are both happily married, and we both arrived at our sixties uncertain of who we are and what we are going to do with the rest of our lives. Tree decided to become a private detective while I became the author of the Sanibel Sunset Detective novels. Trees life changed dramatically, and so did mine except no one is trying to kill me, and I have yet to encounter a dead body on Sanibel Island. The Two Sanibel Sunset Detectives features more of the page-turning suspense readers have come to love. In the new novel, two kids are desperate to find their father and enlist Trees help. The police think Tree stole $9 million, and there is a diminutive nasty named Paola who doesnt mind killing anyone who gets in her way and that includes Tree. I cant tell you what a thrill its been as readers have embraced and enjoyed the books, Base says. Ive been a writer all my life, but Ive never had as much response to anything Ive written as Ive had to these novels. Over the next two weeks, Base will be appearing around Sanibel Island and Fort Myers promoting The Two Sanibel Sunset Detectives. Visit for further appearances and information. MacIntosh Books and Paper, 2407 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island Friday, December 6 from 5 p.m. Royal Shell Vacations, Captiva Luminary Night Saturday, December 7 from 2 p.m. Baileys General Store, 2477 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island Sunday, December 8 from 10 a.m. Baileys General Store, 2477 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island Friday, December 13 from 10 a.m. Sanibel Island Bookshop, 1571 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island Saturday, December 14 from 11 a.m. Ron Base


37 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 6, 2013 Monday Night MovieSimon And The Oaksby Di SaggauThe BIG ARTS movie for Monday night, December 9, is Simon and the Oaks, a favorite movie of the late Roger Ebert. It is an epic drama spanning the years 1939 to 1952. A gripping story of Simon (played as the adult by Bill Skarsgard), who grows up in a loving, working class family on the outskirts of Gothenburg, a Swedish coastal community, but always feels out of place. Simon is drawn to the solitude of an old oak, where in a tree house he devours books and is filled with ineffable longings. Intellectually gifted, he stubbornly persists in acquiring an education normally reserved for young men of the professional classes, much to the chagrin of his parents who see this as a threat to the family. He finally convinces his father to send him to an upper-class grammar school, where he meets Isak, the son of a wealthy Jewish bookseller who has fled Nazi persecution in Germany. Simon is dazzled by the books, art and music he encounters in the home of Isaks father Ruben, which makes Simon long to know more about his own family background. Isak, on the other hand, draws comfort from learning to do something with his hands helping Simons dad build boats. When Isak faces trouble at home, he is taken in by Simons family and the two households slowly merge, connecting in unexpected ways as war rages all over Europe. The film runs 122 minutes. The BIG ARTS Film Society Annual Social will be held at 5:30 p.m. in Phillips Gallery. It is open to those interested in films and knowing more about what BIG ARTS has to offer. 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 located at 900 Dunlop Road. Tickets are available by calling 395-0900, online at or via email at Shell Islands Garden Club Meeting And Mini-BazaarThe Shell Islands Garden Club will meet on Tuesday, December 10 at 11 a.m. at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way. The meeting is open to the public and includes a mini-bazaar featuring items offered by members such as homemade jams, mango chutney, cranberry conserve by Sally Parsons and Carolyn DeCoster, sea glass jewelry by Kathie Jones, fused glass items by Nancy DeBenedictus and Patti Posheks calamondin marmalade key lime jelly, floral and seashore note cards and French soaps. continued on page 38 Fay Carney and Donna Cook during a previous presentation to the club N ew Y ear s E ve G ala(Plus tax & gratuity)Chef selected wines with each course Midnight Champagne Toast Coffee station Dance into 2014 withDanny E arly F amily D ining 6:00 pm 6:30 pm(vacate tables by 8 pm, please) Call Holiday Hotline for Premier Seating reservations1451 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island


38 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 6, 2013 New Novel DebutsFormer Sanibel resident Kristen Hartman, author of The Three Sunrises and Signs of Fate, debuts the third novel in her Island Series this week, The Only Exception. Hartman hooked readers with her first two books in this romantic series with her cast of memorable characters and familiar island scenery. The Only Exception promises to do the same. So grab your beach towel, sunglasses and sunscreen, and indulge in another great beach read. The Only Exception is the story of two couples bound by love, friendship and family Her first and only guest has arrived and hes not what she expected. Sam Peterson has been renovating her modest Sanibel Island resort for the past six months, and one cottage stands ready for her very first guest, her only guest until she can finish the remainder of the resorts renovations. One man has booked the cottage for the next four weeks, and when he arrives, hes not at all what Sam had envisioned. Ryan Thompson is hot! Straight off the cover of a mens fitness magazine, he has bad boy written all over him literally. A professional mixed martial arts fighter, with the honed muscles and a sexy scar above his right eye to prove it, Sam doesnt know whether to be impressed or intimidated so shes both, and afraid that she wont be able to remain professional. The last thing Ryan expects is for Sam, the proprietor of the Seashell Cottages, to be a beautiful single woman, and a sexy one at that. His attraction is instantaneous, and when he learns that he is the only guest, Ryan hopes training for his upcoming fight wont be the only thing to occupy his time Jason Fuller is flying from Boston to Captiva to do a job for a close family friend, and hes taking his new employee and fellow architect, Sara Reid, with him; the woman he has fallen head-over-heels in love with, only she doesnt know it... yet. In fact, up until a stolen mind bending kiss in his office a few weeks ago, she thought he didnt even like her; hed been that effective at hiding his true feelings. But no more hes asked Sara along on this trip for one reason, and by the end of it, shell be crystal clear on how he truly feels about her. Sara will do anything to avoid her unstable ex and his deadly threats. So when Jason, her boss the man shes secretly in love with tells her theyre flying to Captiva Island for a client, she cant pack her bags fast enough. Sara finally has a chance to break past the professional demeanor Jason has fought to maintainumm, except for that one time. But shes terrified of what hell think if he finds out shes been involved with a drug dealing loser, the subject of an FBI investigation who is now threatening not only her life, but Jasons as well. Hartman resides in her home state of Massachusetts with her husband and two children. She always looks forward to her frequent visits to the islands for inspiration. Look for the fourth novel in her island series, The Sweetest Summer, spring/summer 2014. To read more about the author, go to The Three Sunrises, Signs of Fate and The Only Exception can be found locally at Sanibel Book Shop, Sporty Sea Horse, Jerrys Foods, Baileys General Store, MacIntosh Books, The Osprey Gift Shop at Tween Waters Inn and The Ship Store at South Seas Island Resort. Kristen Hartman Its A Masterpiece!Kaeden Cotton finishes up his masterpiece and hangs up his smock at Summit Christian School at Sanibel Community Church. The children are allowed to paint every day during free play. 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CLEVELAND AVE., FORT MYERS Make Your Make Your New Years New Years Reservations ReservationsThursday & 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 F F S S AA Islande & Mitch Islande & Mitch Friday Dec. 6, 7:30-11:30 pm Friday Dec. 6, 7:30-11:30 pm DUSK DUSK Saturday Dec. 7, 7:30-11:30 pm Saturday Dec. 7, 7:30-11:30 pm From page 37Shell Islands Garden Club December Meeting And Mini-BazaarDonna Cook, an honorary member of the Pine Island Garden Club and a gardener extraordinaire will be the featured speaker. She is returning to speak and demonstrate for the club for the second time. Her topic is Christmas Decorating Ideas from your Yard and Garden using everyday plant material to create unique and easy floral design. She is scheduled to speak at 12:30 p.m. The Shell Islands Garden Club is a membership of hands-in-the-dirt gardeners with interests in floral design, horticulture, conservation and local philanthropy.


Poets Corner selected by Tanya HochschildRaymond Buck passed away on September 20 of this year at the age of 83. He was a New England Yankee by birth and thought. He read his poetry at Writers Reads and Open Mics at The Bean. On December 12, at the Writers Read at BIG ARTS Phillips Gallery, members of Writers Group 4 (which Buck was a part of) will honor him by reading Orange Moon and many of his other poems. Orange Moonby Ray Buck To the clouded eyes of the chemo patient, a small orange moon lifts through green leaves to branches high above earths dusty surface. The last honeybell of long past picking time hangs sky high at tree top where an arica palm challenges for sun and backyard growth space. In ripening majesty of January, honeybell associates were picked by hand at lower levels and plucked from highest branches by a red basket on a red pole that got long and longer, or shorter, with each twist. Now, honeybells in juicy prime a memory, but for one that hangs dried out, wind buffeted, bright in sunshine. It could not last. In the torrent of a night thunderstorm, the last honeybell, its branch snapped, fell to earth. In morning light, the chemo patient scanned the tree, pulling aside branches with eyes from top to bottom until on the brown earth beneath the fruit was found. The orange moon, like the patients face, had no glow. Some say the orange moon glow foretells a death. Other say it is but a freak of nature like the honeybell that hangs long beyond its allotted time, or kind. We invite submissions from local poets. Anyone interested may submit their work via email to tutsie@ Each week, individual work will be showcased. 39 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 6, 2013 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 AWARDDuplicate BridgeOn Tuesday, November 26, there were three tables in play at The Community House. The winners were: 1. Clara and Terry Terrana 2. Ana and Robert Finks The game runs for six months, November through April, at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way. For more information, call Susan Willoughby at 281-3258. Email your editorial copy to:


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ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 6, 201342 MOMS And Apple PieAllison Quillen presented her grandmas apple pie recipe and talked about how to use the best ingredients to make sure it turns out delicious. She also shared ingredients to use when raising children: 1 heart full of love; 2 eyes in the back of your head, 1 gallon of generosity; and 1 barrel of laughter. MOMS ConnectinG is a group of mothers of preschool and early elementary children who meet the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Sanibel Community Church for fun and fellowship. The group also includes mentor moms like Karen Pagel who come alongside the younger moms. For more information about attending this group, contact Amy Selby at Gloria Strauss and Jessica Kirchner Karen Pagel and Allison Quillen Preparing the apples Holiday Art Show At Baileys Center Sanibel-Captiva Art League will present A Holiday Art Show at Baileys Center. Once again, it will be an outdoor show with 15 artist displaying and selling their work. Its an opportunity to purchase paintings, greeting cards and other creative pieces of art for holiday gifts, hostess gifts and your own collection. The show will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 7 on the veranda at the Baileys center. Baileys General Store will providing refreshments for guests while they view the artwork. Admission is free and there is plenty of free parking. Heading Out Beading Classes At Community HouseAll are invited to learn the intricate art of beading with shells and other treasures of the sea at classes being held at The Community House. Instructor Anita Gober is a patient instructor who really enjoys teaching these projects. All supplies and tools will be included in the price. Gober suggests that if you wear reading glasses you should bring them. Classes are kept small for one-on-one instruction with a minimum of three people and a maximum of 10. Classes will be held the first Wednesday of the month from 9 a.m. to noon as follows: January 8: Spiral rope bracelet; February 5: Large shell right angle weave necklace; and April 2: Sea biscuit pendant. Per class price is $35 for members and $40 for guests. Advanced classes will be scheduled ad hoc for $50 for three hours for members. Some of Gobers items are for sale at Pandoras Box on Sanibel. For more information or class registration call 472-2155. Spiral rope bracelet Jingle shell bracelet Christmas Tree On Display At Library The Shell Islands Garden Club set up a holiday tree at the Sanibel Public Library this week. The tree will be on display throughout the month of December. Pictured, from left, are garden club members Sally Parsons, Nancy Debenedictis, Barb Wilgus, Sandy Travis and Fay Carney. Our email address is Moms MeetingOn Tuesday, December 10, Moms ConnectinG will be getting together for a Christmas craft and a cookie exchange. Then on Tuesday, December 17, they will be meeting to wrap presents and celebrate the Christmas season. Moms ConnectinG is for any mom with a child age newborn through middle school. Nursery is provided. For more information on MOMS ConnectinG, contact Amy Selby at


43 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 6, 2013 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 FunFestWhitney Wolanin Tickets on Sale Dec. 5! For Jan. 24 concertLuminary 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 amOptimize Your HealthDec. 12 10am-noon Public Service Energy WorkshopPainting with SissiTuesday 10 amSanctioned Duplicate BridgeTuesday at 1 pm; $8YogaMon & Thurs 8:30 a.m; $15ZumbaTues & Thurs 10 am; $15 Teen Selected To Attend Congress Of Future Medical Leadersby Jeff LysiakSanibel resident and Cypress Lake High School senior Jessica Santos has been nominated to represent the state of Florida and invited to attend the inaugural Congress of Future Medical Leaders national conference, scheduled to take place on February 14, 15 and 16 in Washington, DC. The Congress of Future Medical Leaders is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields. Prospective attendees are nominated by teachers, principals or doctors associated with the program based on their academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine. According to Santos, her nomination and academic recognition came as a complete surprise. My Spanish teacher, Mr. (Javier) Garcia, asked me if I was looking into any colleges, recalled Santos, 18. I said no, and he told me that I better get on the ball. When I got home that day, my mom called me and told me that I got something in the mail. It was really cool. I was kinda like, Wow! I really am kinda smart. Santos is one of about 2,500 students from across the nation expected to attend the three-day conference. Students will hear nobel laureates and National Medal of Science winners discuss medical issues; get advice from top medical school officials about what to expect in medical school; view a surgery and hear stories about medical procedures; learn from teen medical prodigies; and learn about cutting-edge medical technologies. Of course, the island teenager is thrilled to have been selected for such an honor, who has aspired to become a physician for years. Id like to become a pediatrician, said Santos. I love little kids so much, and helping them would be so rewarding. Ive always been looking into doing something with children, I think, because my mother and grandmother ran a daycare. I grew up helping kids. According to Dr. Connie Mariano, medical director for the National Academy of Future Physicians and physician to two United States presidents (George HW Bush and Bill Clinton), students are selected based on a variety of criteria, including academic record, leadership potential and a desire to contribute to the profession of medicine as a physician or medical scientist (either as a biologist, engineer, software or hardware technologist or mathematician). Confirmed speakers at the 2014 Congress include Dr. Mario Capecchi, winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine; Dr. Jack Szostak, winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine; J. Craig Venter, PhD, winner of the 2009 Presidential National Medal of Science and Genomics Genius; Stephen Ray Mitchell, MD, MBA, dean for medical education at Georgetown University; Jill Bolte Taylor, PhD, New York Times best-selling author of My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientists Personal Journey; and16year-old Jack Andraka, breakthrough inventor, scientist, cancer researcher and 2012 Intel Science Fair Grand Prize winner. This is such a big opportunity for me and I havent had a lot of those, said Santos. Im kinda scared, because Ive never been to Washington, DC before. But Im also looking forward to going, because theres so much history there. Santos is currently attempting to raise enough money to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders national conference, which is due before December 23. In addition to donation buckets set up at various island businesses, an account has been started at Sanibels Bank of America branch, located at 2450 Periwinkle Way. Donations may be made to the savings account of Jessica Santos #898055007891. For more information about the Congress of Future Medical Leaders, visit Sanibel resident Jessica Santos is raising money that will help fund her trip to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, DC this coming February photo by Jeff Lysiak Friends Who Care Needs Gift Sorters And WrappersFriends Who Care is seeking volunteers to help with sorting and wrapping of donated gifts for children and adults. The organization has been assisting island residents since 1983, providing help for children and adults in crisis-related situations. Friends Who Care works anonymously through information from local churches, schools and other caring individuals in the community. Many volunteers have helped collect gifts including the Post Office, Fire Department, The Garden Club, ABWA, The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club, Sanibel Island Golf Club, The Sanctuary Golf Club, The Senior Center, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, Bank of the Islands, Sanibel Captiva Association of Realtors, Sanibel Community Church, and Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ. The local service clubs, Kiwanis, Lions and Rotary, have contributed funds and so have private individuals, local realtorscontinued on page 45 Free Computer WorkshopThe Sanibel Public Library will host a presentation by Brandon Minsky of Sanibels BIT Services (Bookkeeping, Information Technology) on Monday, December 9 at 3 p.m. Minskys workshop will be on training and set-ups for desktops, laptops, tablets and smart phones. This free computer technology seminar will cover these topics: Internet browsing security, e-mail set-up/security and backing up files. This program will be held in Meeting Room #4 of the Sanibel Public Library and is open to the public. No registration is required. Youth Holiday Camp At Rec CenterSpecialty field trips, playing with inflatables, crafts, games and a variety of frozen holiday treats will be part of the Youth Holiday Camp at the Sa nibel Recreation Center. The holiday camp schedule will consist of five Fun Days and one week of Holiday Rec this year. The Fun Days will be Monday, December 23, Thursday, December 26, Friday, December 27, Monday, January 6 and Tuesday, January 7. Holiday Rec will be Monday, December 30 through Friday, January 3 with no camp on New Years Day. All days will operate from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Enrollment is available for children in Kindergarten through 8th grade. Each child will need to bring their own lunch for the day and a swimsuit and towel. Register in advance and receive the early bird rate. For more information contact the recreation department at 472-0345.


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 6, 201344 Kiwanians Pack 20,000 Meals For FISH, Harry Chapin Food Bankby Jeff LysiakMore than 60 members of the Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Club gathered at The Community House on Monday afternoon, where they volunteered to mix, bag, label and pack some 20,000 ready-to-make meals which will help feed local children, seniors and families in need this holiday season. The effort brought together island Kiwanians as well as organizations including Meals of Hope, the Harry Chapin Food Bank and the United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee. Half of the food were packaging today is staying right here on the island, and will be distributed by FISH of Sanibel, said Steve Popper, executive director of Meals of Hope. The other half will go to the Harry Chapin Food Bank. According to Popper, in Lee and Collier counties, there are more than 100,000 children who participate in an assisted lunch program. Over the past six years, Meals of Hope has organized approximately 60 meal-packing events annually, and has distributed more than 19 million meals. On Monday, Kiwanis Club members and local volunteers mixed one of Meals of Hopes newest products a soy chicken, vegetable and rice meal before sealing the bags, labeling them with its ingredients and cooking instructions, and packing them into cardboard boxes. In the first 40 minutes, six assembly lines had collectively packaged 6,000 ready-to-make meals. At one of the tables, teenager Sarah Heidrick was busy applying labels to the newly-sealed bagged meals. I like spending time with my dad, and getting involved in the community, she said. Her father, Chris Heidrick, explained that the idea behind assisting Meals of Hope came up during a recent Kiwanis Club meeting. Our board discussed it and we all thought it was a great idea to help out, he added, noting that the club as well as individual members contributed money to the cause. Jerry Edelman of the Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Club said that more than $4,000 was raised for Meals of Hope. On Christmas Eve (Tuesday, December 24), Meals of Hope will host Holidays Without Hunger, a similar food packaging event, at the Harborside Event Center, 1375 Monroe Street in Fort Myers. Between 9 and 11 a.m. that day, their goal is to package 500,000 meals. Were looking for lots of volunteers to join us and help put together half a million meals, said Popper. Individuals and groups who would like to sign up should call 537-7775 or visit Sarah Heidrick, left, and her father, Chris, pack ready-to-make meals at The Community House on Monday afternoon photos by Jeff Lysiak Volunteers from the Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Club combine the ingredients for a readyto-make meal consisting of soy chicken, vegetables and rice Marty Arnowitz, left, and Jerry Edelman labeled and packed the prepared meals Craig Guellard adds a scoop to the readyto-make meal pouch One of the six assembly lines at The Community House that mixed, bagged and packed meals After 40 minutes, volunteers had mixed, bagged and boxed 6,000 ready-to-make meals Our email address is


45 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 6, 2013 Sanibel-Captiva KiwanisKiwanis Kornersubmitted by Eric PfeiferMore than a decade ago, when I joined Kiwanis, it occurred to me that I was responsible for bringing the average age of the members down by approximately 0.02378 percent. Now that there are several members younger than I, it was very appropriate to hear our guest speaker this week speak about aging Americans. Peter Dys, President of the Shell Point Retirement Community, was at our meeting to discuss the housing of and care for our aging baby boomers. Currently, there are 43 million Americans over the age of 65. That number will nearly double by 2040. In fact, 10,000 people each day join the ranks of senior citizens in our country. Also, from 1900 until 2013, the average lifespan increased from 47 years to 78 years. As you might imagine, this presents a challenge for our health care system. Shell Point is one of 1,902 continuing care retirement communities in the country. There are only four such communities in Lee County, including The Terraces, Cypress Cove and Gulf Coast Villages. Shell Point is currently the third largest facility in the country with 2,300 residents averaging 81.5 years of age. Many Sanibeleans consider Shell Point to be an extension of Sanibel Island. Dys was very excited to tell us of the many benefits being enjoyed by the residents. In addition to all of the activities and amenities, the residents have the luxury of medical professionals on site in both the assisted living sections as well as the skilled nursing care section. Another topic discussed was Alzheimers. There are currently 5.2 million patients nationwide, and by 2030, there will be an estimated 7.7 million patients. These patients cost continuing care facilities an estimated $50,000 per year each. Steve Brown mentioned the relationship between the facilities such as Shell Point and the hospitals will be critical as the number of patients increases. Every year, Kiwanis is proud to present a check to The Sanibel School to support the School Fund, the Seahorse Festival and the PTA. Barbara Von Harten attended one of our breakfasts to collect the check and give us an update on the school. There are approximately 400 kids attending The Sanibel School this year. Its that time of year again when the Kiwanians get out the big red suits and deliver gifts to those in need. Please talk to a local Kiwanian about the 2013 Santa Run. And last, but not least, Tom Louwers is collecting money and items for Friends Who Care. We hope that all of the families on Sanibel will have a great holiday season. If you have an interest in helping our community, and you would like to meet some fairly interesting people, please consider joining us for our Tuesday breakfast meetings. We meet at The Dunes every week at 7:30 a.m. for some good food, great camaraderie and an interesting guest speaker who normally discusses current events in the community. We look forward to seeing you. From page 43Friends Who Careand churches as well as Baileys General Store and Jerrys Market. The schedule: Tuesday, December 17 at 3 p.m. is sorting day at The Community House. Wednesday, December 18 at 9 a.m. is wrapping day. Drop by either or both days to volunteer, adults only. Call Sally or Theresa at 472-5152 if you have questions. The Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Club delivers gifts to the children and seniors on the islands on the evening of December 23 during the annual Santa Run. Tom Louwers with Don Feiner Barbara Von Harten with Allan Marcus 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 One of the Best Selections of Domestic and Imported Wines on the West CoastBest Liquor Selection on the IslandsSpecial Orders and Case Discounts Smirnoff Vodka 1.75 ltr. $22.99Bacardi Rum Light or Dark 1.75 ltr. $25.99Dewars Scotch 1.75 ltr. $36.99Captain Morgan Rum 1.75 ltr. $26.99J. Lohr Cabernet Sauvignon 750 ml. $14.99Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio 750 ml. $22.99Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc 750 ml. $15.99BV Coastal Estates Chardonnay or Pinot Noir 750 ml. Reg. $9.99 SALE $7.99 THEYour One-Stop for WINE SPIRITS LIQUEURS CIGARS GIFT ITEMS YourOne-Stopfor GROG SHOP #ZebraFroYo I I ndoor & Outdoor Seating 14 Flavors Including our Zebra Stripes All Non Fat & Low Fat Flavors Open 11am 9pm In the Baileys Center Corner of Tarpon Bay Rd & Periwinkle Way OUR YOGURT YOUR WAY Send your editorial copy


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 6, 201346 From page 1Bird Count Volunteersthe turn of the century, and many observers and scientists were becoming concerned about declining bird populations. Beginning on Christmas Day 1900, 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 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, call 437-2459. From page 1Holiday ConcertA 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 individual and corporate sponsors, including Workshops Grand Patron Sponsor Sony Corporation of America. Discover more about BIG ARTS, including joining the Community Chorus, upcoming concerts, 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 BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel, online at, by phone at 395-0900 or via e-mail at info@ From page 1CROWs Holly Ball A private dinner for 10 people at your own home with hors doeuvres and a four-course meal prepared on-site by Chef Teh Peng from The Timbers Restaurant & Fish Market and served by Mary Jo Bogdon A private tour of CROW with Dr. Heather Barron, including hospital rounds and lunch with Dr. Barron for four people A $2,500 gift certificate from Congress Jewelers to shop or create your own piece of jewelry along with a gift certificate for dinner and a spa treatment A mini-vacation at The Castaways with tickets to the Sanibel Thriller and Billys Segway Tours. Tickets are $125 and are still available. They can be purchased by calling James Robinson at CROW, 472-3644, ext. 211 or by email at Swedish Tomte Display At Sanibel Public LibraryThe Sanibel Public Library has Swedish Tomtes from the private collection of Doris Dewitt on display. Tomtes are the Swedish version of elves or brownies. They work hard to make things go smoothly. Traditionally, at Christmas time, treats are placed on trees for the Tomtes. This colorful collection will be on display at the library throughout the month of December. The library is at 770 Dunlop Road. Swedish Tomtes Doris Dewitt by the display at the library Tomtes are the Swedish version of elves Local Writers Read Poetry And Prose At BIG ARTSBIG ARTS presents several talented local writers as they read works of poetry and prose during The Sanibel-Captiva Island Writers Read at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 12 in Phillips Gallery. With a theme of Tributes, Transitions and Tales, the presentation is scheduled to include Dinner for Eight by Winnie Donoghue and read by Sandy Gadomski, Sanford Sidewalk Speaks and One Extra Day at a Time by Joe Pacheco, Next by Renny Severance, My Mothers Jewelry and The Poem I Did Not Write by Chris Godwin, Unconditional Surrender by Karl Rodman, Miracle and Song To Myself by Vivian Pyke, All The Wild Ones by Gary McLouth, Salt Brine Breeze by Lorraine Walker Williams, What Is It? by Maryanne Daly and Remembering Don Brown read by Steve Ruediger. After an intermission, the Writers Read will continue with Remembering Ray Buck read by members of Group IV, My Friend Linda by Eileen Metz, Beach Lesson and Tug by Jean Jensen, Fish by Bob Maxeiner, Star Gazing Thoughts and Negotiations by Joyce Rand, The Big Fraud by Bev Forslund, Dead and Tell Me by Holly McEntyre, The Girdle and Pot Roast by Nancy Jones Mann as well as Tips of the Slung by Martha Jeffers. Members of the Sanibel-Captiva Island Writers have been meeting weekly since 1984 to share their work and help build a community of thriving writers. Selections have been chosen carefully for quality and listener friendliness by a special selection committee. Held in BIG ARTS Phillips Gallery, located at 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel, admission to the Writers Read is only $5 for adults and is free for students with valid student ID. Children 17 and under will also receive free admission when accompanied by a paying adult. Please reserve child/student tickets in advance to guarantee seats. Discover more about BIG ARTS, including upcoming community collaborations, 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 BIG ARTS, online at, by phone at 3950900 or via e-mail at info@BIGARTS. org. Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email


47 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 6, 2013 Planning Commission Appointments Rescinded, Candidates Soughtby Jeff LysiakBefore a resolution reappointing three members of the planning commission could be read during Tuesdays city council meeting, one residents objection to the change in procedure in which the appointments are made caused the council to reconsider the process. Ultimately, the council decided to rescind the resolution which would have reappointed commissioners Chuck Ketteman, Tom Krekel and John Talmage to three-year terms and invited candidates from within the island community to submit their names for consideration. At its November 5 meeting, the council voted unanimously to reappoint Ketteman, Krekel and Talmage, since all three commissioners had indicated that they desired to continue to serve on the seven-member board. At that time, there was no objection to the reappointments. However on Tuesday, Committee of the Islands board member Barbara Cooley voiced her objection. In the past, when terms of office of commissioners were nearing their end, it had been the practice to actively solicit applications from members of the public even when incumbents expressed interest in being reappointed, said Cooley, who noted that any member of the public with a desire for public service should at least be considered. She also told the council that there is a perception held by many island residents that the commission represents the interests of the business community more than private citizens. An entrenched majority of commissioners who are reappointed year after year, without consideration of any other applicants, will erode the confidence of the public in the process and in our local government, Cooley added. Councilman Mick Denham said that not advertising the commission positions denies the public the opportunity to serve their community, and pointed out that the last three city elections have been cancelled due to a lack of candidates opposing incumbents. Fellow councilman Jim Jennings agreed with the tradition of advertising the commission appointments, and Mayor Kevin Ruane asked City Attorney Ken Cuyler if there would be enough time to seek candidates for the three commission seats prior to the next council meeting. Cuyler explained that since the current commissioners terms do not expire until January 14, there would an opportunity to make the appointments at the next council meeting, scheduled for January 7. Councilman Marty Harrity, who said that he was ambivalent, but practical to the concept of rescinding the reappointment of Ketteman, Krekel and Talmage, made the motion to approve advertising the commission positions. Denham seconded the motion, which passed 5-0. For information regarding appointment to the planning commission, call 472-4136 or visit 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 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 NetworkWhere Will You Vacation Next? 239.472.3171 239.472.3171 Top Ten Books On The Island1. Mama Gets Trashed by Deborah Sharp 2. Deceived by Randy Wayne White 3. Mama Does Time by Deborah Sharp 4. Husbands Secret by Liane Moriarty 5. Dear Life by Alice Munro 6. Sanibel Flats by Randy Wayne White 7. Sanibel Sunset Detective by Ron Base 8. Mama Gets Hitched by Deborah Sharp 9. Heat Islands by Randy Wayne White 10. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes Courtesy of Sanibel Island Bookshop.


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NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands VOL. 21, NO. 24 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA DECEMBER 6, 2013 B BSECTIONThe Sanibel Lighthouse: Part 2Recent Refurbishment More Than Just A Fresh Coat Of Paintby Jeff LysiakThe Sanibel Lighthouse may be 129 years old, but thanks to a recently completed restoration project of the island icon, she certainly isnt showing her age. The 98-foot-tall structure, located on the islands east end, has recently been refurbished from top to bottom. The City of Sanibel signed an agreement with Razorback, LLC, a general contractor from Tarpon Springs, Florida to perform the renovation work on the lighthouse. Work on the lighthouse began in May and was completed the week before Thanksgiving. What we did was a structural rehabilitation of the lighthouse, which included a new exterior coating, said Keith Williams, public works director and city engineer. Were really pleased with the work thats been done. Prior to applying a fresh coat of paint, Razorback stripped the entire structure, sandblasting the old coating off the tower, from the foundation to the top of the lantern room roof. According to Williams and Deputy Public Works Director Scott Krawczuk, the last time the lighthouse was renovated in this manner was back in the early 1990s, when it was still property of the U.S. government. The City of Sanibel purchased the lighthouse, the pair of keepers quarters and 44.7 acres of surrounding land from the U.S. Department of the Interiors Bureau of Land Management in 2010. Williams also noted that there had been some debate over what color the lighthouse had been when it was originally erected in 1884. He said that historically, lighthouses from that era were painted red, white or black; however, when Razorback sand-blasted the structure down to the iron base, no evidence of those colors was seen. From everything weve been told, brown was the original color, Williams added. In addition to the new exterior paint, which includes a rust-inhibiting primer coat, the lighthouse rehabilitation project was comprised of: Inspection (and repairs, if required) of all joints and turnbuckles Replacement of both doors (entrance and watch room) Replacement of interior window glass Replacement of all plate glass (lantern room)continued on page 4B A pair of contractors from Razorback perform some of the refurbishment work on the Sanibel Lighthouses lantern room roof back in September photo by Nick Adams Photography Refurbishment work on the Sanibel Lighthouse, as photographed by Nick Adams with his Octohawk A scenic view of the Sanibel Lighthouse photo by Nick Adams Photography


2B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 6, 2013 Don DeLuca and Randy Bacik of The Royal Shell Companies present a check for $5,000 in support of the Sanibel School Seahorse Fu nd to Sanibel School representatives Jeff Powers and Jason Maughan. From left: Jeff Powers, Don DeLuca, Jason Maughan and Randy Bacik. Hortoons Gifts Sought For Needy ChildrenBank of the Islands is asking customers and island neighbors to contribute unwrapped Christmas gifts for needy children in the community. All islanders are invited to choose an ornament from the Angel Tree in the banks Sanibel lobby. Each ornament will indicate the age of a boy or girl hoping to receive a gift this holiday season. Were so happy to be partnering again with Friends Who Care on this special holiday gift drive, said Sanibel Office Manager Rob Lisenbee. They have been quietly helping neighbors in need for more than 30 years. Friends Who Care will start giftwrapping collected gifts on December 17. Gifts should be dropped off any time up to Monday, December 16. For more information, call 472-7211. Bank of the Islands Rob Lisenbee, left, and Darrin Grotrian with their 2013 Angel TreeShare your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email


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4B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 6, 2013 From page 1BLighthouse Refurbishment Rehabilitation of the upper cornice (deck) Powerwashed and painted interior surfaces Minor repairs to staircase Minor repairs to front decking For as old as it is, its in fairly good condition, said Krawczuk. The city also plans to replace the chain-link fence surrounding the structure, which should according to Williams give it some curb appeal. The entire Sanibel Lighthouse Rehabilitation Project, originally budgeted for $300,000 from the citys beach parking fund and $50,000 from a state historic preservation grant, came in under budget at $342,813. We take every project seriously, but when its the one and only Sanibel Lighthouse, we make sure to do everything right, said Williams. This is a 50-year coating, so Id like to not to have to do this again during my career here. A Razorback employee positions a ladder on the lighthouse during the final day of refurbishment work photo by Jeff Lysiak Last week, two workers from Razorback completed the final punch list of items remaining on the lighthouse rehabilitation project photo by Jeff Lysiak The area below the lighthouse was blocked off with caution tape throughout the summer and fall R.L.R. Investments Purchases Sundial Beach Resort And SpaNational real estate company R.L.R. Investments, LLC has purchased Sundial Beach Resort and Spa for $2.2 million. R.L.R. Investments acquired the Sanibel Island resort and assets on December 3. Sundial Beach Resort was previously owned by a private investment group, Sanibel Sundial Partners, LLC, which filed a Chapter 11 petition in Florida Middle Bankruptcy Court in October 2013 to reorganize under federal bankruptcy laws. Sanibel Sundial Partners purchased Sundial in July of 2012 for $2.3 million from the Blackstone Group, then began an estimated $3 million renovation project that is nearly complete. Located on more than 2,000 feet of direct beach-front property on Sanibel, Sundial Beach Resort and Spa consists of 407 privateor resort-owned units with a variety of floor plans including studio, one-, twoand three-bedroom options with garden, beach and gulf views. The condominium homes are managed either by individual owners, the resort rental property management services, or outside vacation property management companies including Royal Shell Vacations, an affiliate of R.L.R. Investments. R.L.R. Investments will continue offering the full-service resort amenities and services that are currently available to guests and residents at Sundial Beach Resort and Spa. Mariner Management Services, LLC, an affiliate of The Mariner Group, will continue to manage on-site operations for the resort commons areas and amenities under the direction of R.L.R. Investments. Under the ownership of R.L.R. Investments, guests and owners at Sundial Beach Resort and Spa can expect the same high-quality services and amenities that they enjoy today, said Don DeLuca, vice president and general counsel, R.L.R. Investments, LLC. For more information, visit To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


5B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 6, 2013 SWAT Team Winter Swim Meetssubmitted by Coach Curt McIntyreMidway through their first winter swim season, SWAT swimmers have been swimming for best times and high places at big invitatonals and league meets alike. Before this year SWAT had only been a part-time summer team. At the first big winter invitational, the Sarasota Ys Turkey Meet, Cameron Dolly, 12, added two more FLAG (state age group championships) qualifing times to his growing list. Cameron posted lifetime bests and qualified in the 50 freestyle, 27.81 (7th) and the 100 individual medley, 1:10.89 (13th). He also bettered his qualifing time in the 50 backstroke to 31.6 and posted a lifetime best in the 50 fly at 32.14 (5th) and the 100 Breaststroke 1:23.72 (13th). Swimming in their first swim meet Caitlyn Ross, 12, and her older sister Carley posted four lifetime bests each. Caitlyn swam best times in the 100 freestyle 1:09.84, 50 backstroke 37.31, 100 butterfly 1:19.27, and the 100 individual medley 1:16.55. Carley also had lifetime bests in the 100 freestyle 1:17.61, 50 backstroke 42.97 and the 100 Individual Medley 1:24.36, but added the 50 Breaststroke 43.42 to her total. Alexandra Iglesias, 12, and Grace Kearns, 11, also sliced time off at the Turkey Meet. Alexs best times came in the 200 freestlye 2:42.42, 50 beaststroke 42.97 and the 50 butterfly 37.67. Grace clocked lifetime bests in the 50 breaststroke 47.1, and the 100 breaststroke 1:52.59. At the Swim Florida Winter League meet held Friday November 15, SWAT swimmers finished with a huge ribbon haul. Scoring for SWAT were: Max Doster, five, second in the 25 butterfy 40.25, third in the 25 breaststroke 40.56, and fourth in the 25 backstroke 37.53. It was Maxs first swim meet. Also grabing ribbons were his sisters Kate, six, and Lill, eight. Kate placed third in the 25 backstroke 23.84, fifth in the 25 breaststroke 34.13, and sixth in the 25 butterfly 33.32. Lilly took fourth in the 25 backstroke 25.86, fifth in the 25 butterfly 30.56, and sixth in the 25 breastroke 36.12. Beru Pierce, 10, garnered ribbons in the 50 breastroke, where she placed fifth in a time of 58.65, and the 50 backstroke also placing fifth in a time of 50.32. McKenna Sprecher, 11, took home three eighth places, in the 50 butterfly 59.43, the 50 backstroke 54.56, and the 50 breaststroke 55.94. Grace Kearns, 11, came home fifth in the 50 breaststroke 47.53, sixth in the 50 backstroke 48.53, and seventh in the 50 butterfly 56.72. Rounding out the scoring, Greyson Green, 10, swam to three third places in the 50 butterfly 1:15.81, 50 breaststroke 1:13.32 and the 50 backstroke 53.13.+ 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.


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 6, 20136B Lions Club Is Gold Sponsor Of Financial Assistance ProgramThe Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club continues as an 18 Karat Gold Sponsor of the City of Sanibel Financial Assistance Program. The Lions support guide dog organizations, provide eyeglasses throughout the world, contribute to the payment for eye surgeries for people who need it, and collect used eyeglasses which are refurbished for people who need glasses. The club assists island residents, young and old, with pre-screening vision testing several times a year at the City of Sanibel Recreation Center and at the Childrens Education Center of the Islands. This testing is free. The Lions raise money to donate to these causes from several events held each year. The club is now selling Christmas trees. Every March, the Lions hold an arts and crafts fair, which is attended by thousands of people.continued on page 24B The Lions group Dance Studio Founder To Speak To ABWAOn December 10 the Sanibel chapter of the American Business Womens Association will host Susan Scott, owner of Enchanted Ballroom, a Sanibel dance studio. Thge meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. at The Community House. Scott will share her passion for dance and also talk about the rewards and challenges of opening a new business. She launched into the world of competitive dance after falling in love with ballroom dance during Dancing with the Island Stars on Sanibel in 2010. It changed her life and she chose to share that passion by opening the Enchanted Ballroom in March, 2013. She stresses that dancing is more than learning steps; it encompasses every aspect of personal growth and health. Scott graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond Virginia with a degree in fine arts. Her professional career centered on commercial interiors of hotels, restaurants and hospitals along the Delaware-New York corridor. Along with the dance studio she maintains an art studio in Fort Myers where she focuses on abstract water colors and creative art quilting. She claims that the dance world has pushed her further out of her box to think, act and be in new creative ways. During her presentation, she expects to have many involved in learninig a new dance step taught by her and her dance partner David Flory. Expect some Christmas carols to add to the holiday festivities of the night. Scott emphasizes the importance of first impressions for the customer from the time they enter her studio to the instruction they receive, the instructors approach with customers and the atmosphere created. She seeks not only to empower clients, but her dance instructors as well, realizing that the happier the continued on page 25B Susan Scott and David Florey performing the Argentine Tango 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. Enjoy Beautiful Fairway Views on Sanibel Island Golf Club! Views on Sanibel Island Golf Club! $399,000 $399,000 2400 Palm Ridge Rd. 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The master bedroom includes an extra large 10X6 walk-in closet and a separate private screened porch with a view of the beautiful land-scaping. extra large 10X6 walk-in closet and a separate private screened porch with a view of the beautiful land-scaping. 1076 Sand Castle. 1076 Sand Castle. O ered at $620,000 O ered at $620,000 NEW LISTING NEW LISTING Oceans Reach Condo Oceans Reach Condo T T his second oor 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo has a picture his second oor 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo has a picture perfect view of the Gulf of Mexico. Excellent onsite perfect view of the Gulf of Mexico. Excellent onsite amenities and covered parking. Make this your home or amenities and covered parking. Make this your home or use as a great rental/investment property. Excellent rental use as a great rental/investment property. Excellent rental history. Complex has been fully renovated to include history. Complex has been fully renovated to include impact windows. Picturesque butter y garden & picnic impact windows. Picturesque butter y garden & picnic area with gas grills, tables, shu eboard, basketball and area with gas grills, tables, shu eboard, basketball and tennis courts. tennis courts. Unit 4C2. Unit 4C2. O ered at $825,000 O ered at $825,000 UNDER CONTRACT JOHN R WOOD ISLAND REAL ESTATE, INCWe Have the Key to Making Your Dreams Come True 7B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 6, 2013


8B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 6, 2013 Post Offices Extended Hours And Holiday Mailing TipsAs an added customer convenience, some Post Offices in the Suncoast District are offering extended hours. The Suncoast District includes Post Offices with the first three digits of the ZIP Code beginning with 321, 327, 328, 329, 335, 336, 337, 338, 339, 341, 342, 346 and 347. The Postal Service website www. is open 24/7, offering the ultimate customer convenience. Customers can mail packages using debit or credit cards and their packages will be picked up by their letter carrier free of charge. Customers using the Postal Store on can purchase stamps, get holiday shipping information and holiday supplies. Nearly everything done at the Post Office can be done online. The following helpful pointers will relieve holiday shipping hassles and get those gifts under the tree in time for St. Nicks arrival: Confirm addresses. Print addresses clearly in all CAPITAL LETTERS and be sure to include all address elements apartment numbers, suite numbers and directional information for streets. For example: 123 S MAIN ST. or 12456 ELM ST. N. Include both to and from information on packages and only on one side. Never guess a ZIP Code. Visit to find all ZIP Codes. Use a sturdy box. Select a box that is strong enough to protect the contents. Leave space for cushioning inside. Do not reuse mailing boxes; they weaken in the shipping process. Customers can purchase ReadyPost boxes at a local Post Office or at the Postal Store on usps. com. Priority Mail Flat Rate Boxes are free. Pack delicately. Cushion contents with shredded or rolled newspaper, bubble wrap or foam peanuts. Plain air-popped popcorn is also good for cushioning its inexpensive and environmentally friendly. Pack contents tightly to avoid shifting during transit. Always use tape designed for shipping, such as pressure-sensitive tape, nylon-reinforced craft paper tape or glass-reinforced pressure-sensitive tape. Do not use wrapping paper, string, masking tape, duct tape or cellophane tape. Remove batteries and fragile items. Be sure to remove batteries from toys. Wrap and place them next to the toys in the mailing box. Customers should include the new batteries in the manufacturers packaging. And stuff glass and fragile, hollow items, like vases, with newspaper or packing material to avoid damage. When mailing framed photographs, take the glass out of the frame and wrap it separately. Mark your calendars. And last up, but certainly not least are the all-important mailing and shipping deadlines. Be sure to take note of the following mail-by dates to have your package arrive in time for the holidays. December 10: APO/FPO Military Priority Mail and First-Class Mail December 10: Priority Mail Express International December 14: Standard Post December 16: Global Express Guaranteed December 17: Priority Mail Express Military Service December 20: First-Class Mail December 21: Priority Mail December 23: Priority Mail Express The dates listed above are the earliest deadlines for international and military mail. For a complete list of shipping deadlines, visit Thank you, Southwest Florida. Many of you, like me, were probably not born in Southwest Florida, but came here at a later stage in your lives. Some would wonder about the sense of community that can be formed by such a hodgepodge of native Floridians, migrs from the Midwest, the Northeast, other communities and other countries. Yet, I am continually impressed by the way our community joins together to help children and families in need, especially during the holiday season. This Thanksgiving, the Harry Chapin Food Bank provided 12,000 turkeys and chickens to our neighbors in need through our partner agencies in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. The birds were accompanied by many of the traditional trimmings; potatoes, green beans, squash, baked goods and more. More than once, we saw the amazement of children and their parents -by the food they received. Two boys at a distribution were so thrilled with the bounty their family received that they said, Yay! We get Thanksgiving! The roster of individuals, companies and community organizations that made Thanksgiving possible for these two boys and many other children and families is too lengthy to list here, but I am quite sure most of the people involved in this gargantuan effort are, like many of us, not native to this area. Nevertheless, when the season of sharing is upon us, caring people reach out to help thousands of their neighbors in need. When one considers the diverse roots that help to form our community, that so many come together to create such a community of caring is all the more impressive. An ancient African proverb says, It takes a village to raise a child. Our community fed and nurtured thousands of children this holiday season. Feels good, doesnt it? Sincerely, Al Brislain, president and CEO of Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida. CARD OF THANKS This is what holiday giving is all aboutShare your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or


9B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 6, 2013 Sanctuary Tennis Tournament Brings In Over $11,000 For Hope HospiceThe 11th annual Hope Hospice Tennis Tournament raised over $11,000 at The Sanctuary Golf Club. It was a two-day event that had 66 players competing. The tournament is one of the signature charity events at The Sanctuary, which has been the venue and title sponsor for 10 years. This years champions in Womens Doubles were Sandy Ritter and Karen Steuber; Mens Doubles winners were Jim Monahan and Ken Monahan; Mens Open Doubles winners were Matt Mahoney and Brian Johnson; Womens Open Doubles winners were Dulce Doss and Sandy Miller. Thank you to all the sponsors. In addition, thank you to all those competitors who participated in making the event so successful. This was a fantastic event and the weather could not have been better,, said Christie Bradley, director of tennis and fitness at the Sanctuary Golf Club. The Grand Slam sponsors were Bank of the Islands, Tween Waters Inn, Lily & Co. Jewelry Gallery, Luc Century, and Excel Sportswear. The raffle sponsors were The Sanctuary Golf Club, Lily & Co. Jewelry Gallery, Luc Century, Tween Waters Spa, Flex Appeal, and MacIntosh Books & Paper. Christie does a fantastic job organizing and arranging the days for the Hope Hospice Tennis Tournament. It seems to become more popular each year between island friends, neighbors and members. The Sanctuary Golf Club members are proud to sponsor Hope Hospice, said Ken Kouril, general manager, COO of The Sanctuary Golf Club. Jeff Shuff, John Lau and Tony Lapi of Tween Waters Inn with Christie Bradley, director of tennis and fitness at The Sanctuary Golf Club Sanibel Island Golf ClubWomen Players Tie In Two Events Sanibel Island Golf Club Womens League played a Bingo, Bango, Bongo tournament on November 26. In the 18-hole tournament, Terry Lohser and Cecilia Olsson tied for first place. Geri Harrand and Sally Lichtenstein tied for first place for nine holes and Mary Jane Keys came in third. The mens league on November 26 played a Point Quota tournament. Results were: Dick Chocol +7 David Lewis +6 Wayne Turner +5 Buddy Long, Bill Blankenship, Anthony Baldino and Don Maurer, +2 Rene Lohser +1. Barb Mulka, Mary Jane Keys, Alice Founier, Sally Lichtenstein, Geri Harrand and Alfie Sheft 2242 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Square #3 Lisa Murty Realtor Sales Associate 472-HOME (4663) 888-603-0603 More Info, Search for Property, & Read Susans blog at Build on an inland waterway in Sanibel Bayous $199.9K Over 1/2 acre parcel, walk to Bowmans Beach $399K Elise Carnes Real Estate Licensed, Notary, & Listing Coordinator David Anderson Realtor Sales Associate & Office Manager Susan Andrews Realtor Broker-Owner, ePro Sanibel-Captiva Islands Specialist, Eco-Broker Certified, Transnational Referral Certifie d, & Resort & 2nd Home Property Specialist Spacious 3 bedrm w/this bay view at Mariner Pointe $599.9K Direct-bay-facing 2 bedrm at Mariner Pointe $549K Courtyard straight to gulf view at Loggerhead Cay $499K Big lot w/water view on eastend canal w/patio dock $749K Gulfside Place 3 bedrm w/beachy dcor $1.295M Near-beach townhome w/community pool $335K Gulf view 2 bedrm at Island Beach Club $474K & income Tropical views from 3rd floor Pointe Santo $499K Marina, canal, & bay views from Mariner Pointe 2 bedrm $499K Updated Pointe Santo 2 bedrm w/open kitchen $649.9K Rental near $60K/yr at this gulffront Sandalfoot 2 bedrm $699K Extra wide lot on Dimmick Dr, borders preserved land $185K Well-priced single family home lot in The Dunes $199K 3 bedroom in The Dunes w/pool & panoramic views $749.9K


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 6, 201310B Sanibel Island Golf ClubBlue Coyote Season Kick Offsubmitted by John BoyntonSanibel Island Golf Club members kicked off the 2013-14 club season on November 21 at the new Blue Coyote Restaurant on Par View Drive. After cocktails and wine were served around the chic new bar and lounge, restaurant owner Mitch Schwenke and his staff pulled out all the stops with a superb tenderloin steak dinner in the newly-renovated dining room. Club president David Lewis orchestrated a streamlined business meeting, punctuated by treasurer Wayne Turners informative 2012-13 financial report. We started out with some money, brought in some money, spent some money, and had some money left over, he said. President Lewis presented trophies to the two top Fall Classic Tournament finishers in the White Division: First place, Tom Rathbone, and second place, Jim Mulka. John Kilkenny and Marty Gallagher were the top finishers in the Gold Division but were not there to receive their awards. The third place finishers in each division received no recognition. Kudos from all went to new SIGC owners Drew Donnelly and Ed Lockard, as well as golf professional Gene Taylor, for their efforts to improve the condition of the golf course and club facilities. While everyone agrees that the course is in excellent condition, better than it has ever been, Donnelly and Lockard reiterated their continuing commitment to bring the highest level of playing conditions and professional service to members and other Sanibel golfers. Blue Coyote owner Mitch Schwenke in front of one of his stunning, fanciful Markus Pierson paintings Servers Lauren Wyatt and Kimi Sutherland provided friendly, efficient service White Flight winners Tom Rathbone, first, and Jim Mulka, second, surrounded by Drew Donnelly, Gene Taylor, David Lewis and Ed Lockard Blue Coyote manager Cindie Barker Bartender Danene Bazan keeps the wine flowing Caloosahatchee Ultra Run Set For December 14Sanibel resident Chip Wolfe and Fort Myers resident Justin Radley announced Southwest Floridas first ultra trail run will take place on Saturday, December 14. The 25K (15.5 mile) and 50K (31 mile) trail run is being held on the north side of the Caloosahatchee Regional Park, located just outside Fort Myers in Alva. The course meanders through miles of beautiful meadows, shaded canopies and challenging technical stretches. The run is fully supported and includes aid stations every two miles with water, sports drinks and various foods. Runners from several states will be in attendance, including 2011 and 2012 USATF 100 mile National Champion Dave James. Registration is open to all levels of runners/walkers who are looking for a challenging, exciting and unique running experience. For more information, visit or call 848-0906. 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




ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 6, 201312B Tai Chi Class At The Sanibel RecA new session of Tai Chi classes with Dr. Marc Rowe began December 2 at the Sanibel Recreation Center. Classes are on Mondays and Tuesdays with the advanced class at 2:30 p.m. on Monday and the multi level class at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Cost for the six-week session is $40 for members and $50 for non-members. Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese form of soft-style martial art exercise that is based on slow, fluid movements. Dr. Rowes instruction focuses on maintaining ones center of gravity while improving flexibility and muscle tone. He says Tai Chi is an excellent way to reduce stress and generate mental calmness and clarity. Participants are encouraged to wear loose fitting clothing and comfortable shoes. For more information call the recreation center at 472-0345. Andy Enfield Takes Florida Gulf Coast Magic To USC And An Escalating UCLA Rivalry Ensuesby Ed FrankThe once exciting drama of a World Series, a Super Bowl, or a NCAA basketball championship often becomes a fleeting memory for most of us. For example, if we roll back the calendar about nine months, Southwest Florida was consumed with the excitement of Florida Gulf Coast University becoming the first team in NCAA history with a lowly No. 15 seed to reach the magical Sweet 16 in basketballs big dance. Maybe now you will recall that the nationally-unheard FGCU Eagles knocked off No. 2 seed Georgetown and No. 7 seed San Diego State to reach the Sweet 16. In classic Charles Barkley TV style, he asked Eagles Coach Andy Enfield at the time, Where the hell is Florida Gulf Coast at? Ok, maybe now you remember that excitement. Then we wrote, Dont be surprised that Enfield, one of the lowest paid coaches in Division1 basketball, is suddenly courted by national basketball powerhouses to bring his magic to their schools. It sure didnt take long. The University of Southern California wooed Enfield west with a six-year contract reportedly worth $1.5 million annually. At the time USC signed Enfield, cross-town rival UCLA hired Hoosier basketball legend Steve Alford to rebuild that storied basketball program just after he had signed a letter of intent not a contract to a 10-year extension at New Mexico. In basketball talent-rich Southern California, Enfield and Alford are expected to build highly ranked teams, although Alford inherited a stronger program than Enfields. The Enfield-Alford, USC-UCLA intrigue was the subject of a lengthy article in last weeks Sports Illustrated. Of course, the media loves to create controversy. Here are some quotes from the article: Enfield: If you want to play slow, go to UCLA. Alford: Weve won 11 national titles and they havent won any. A lot has to change before the comparison can be made between us and them as basketball schools.continued on page 23B Andy Enfield Steve Alford Sanibel Island Golf ClubMens LeagueOn Saturday November 30, the Sanibel Island Golf Club Mens League played a four-person, two best ball game with 80 percent of handicaps being applied to determine scores. The winners were John Boynton, David Lewis, Dan Keys and a blind draw, with a score of 117. All three players contributed to the win, especially Keys who had three natural birdies on the back nine. There was a tie for second with two foursomes turning in scores of 118. Second place was determined with a scorecard playoff and the team of Rich Rompala, Mark Wlaz, Jack Tukey and Dick Chocol were awarded second. Third place went to the team of Skipp Tutor, Tom Rathbone, Rene Lohser and David Smith. Dan Keys, John Boynton, and Dave Lewis won the mens league event Saturday 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.


13B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 6, 2013Captiva Holiday Village Decorated Golf Cart Parade This SaturdayThis years Captiva Holiday Villages Decorated Golf Cart Parade will take place on Saturday, December 7 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. along Andy Rosse Lane in Captivas village center where its colorful restaurants and shops will also be festively decorated. Sponsored by Royal Shell Companies, the parade is aimed at encouraging Captiva locals to outdo their neighbors by extravagantly decorating their personal or rented golf carts in lights, garland, balloons and other creative items to celebrate the holiday season and the islands quirky lifestyle. Fun, festive and sometimes gaudy outfits go along with the decorated cart tradition. A portion of the parades entry fee benefits the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation. Last years parade will be featured in one of the Travel Channels holiday specials, Xtreme Xmas, which will premiere Sunday, December 15 at 7 p.m. From a California Christmas ice kingdom and an underwater holiday mermaid show to an extravagant festive boat parade and a turbo-charged manmade Santasleigh, Xtreme Xmas takes viewers inside Americas most unusual, wild, wacky, awe-inspiring and bizarre Christmas celebrations. The Travel Channel crisscrossed the country featuring the men and women who take Christmas celebrations to ultimate heights and dive deep into holiday celebrations unlike any other, including a Christmas golf cart parade in Florida, a holiday doggie dress-up contest in Conway, South Carolina and an all-night rave in San Francisco aptly titled The Elf Party. The four-weekends-long Captiva Holiday Village launched its 2013 spectacular the Friday after Thanksgiving with fireworks, tree lightings, holiday readings and musical performances. Each special-themed weekend will be a fun-filled extravaganza of sight and sound, set against the backdrop of the Gulf of Mexico and the sunsets. There will be everything from a lighted boat parade and Junkanoo dancers to a Marching Mullet Parade and newly added Holiday Stroll at South Seas Island Resort. For more information or a complete schedule of events, visit The 2013 Captiva Holiday Village continues with the following events: December 5 Dolphins of Pine Island Sound lecture presented by scientist Kim Bassos Hull and sponsored by the SCCF at 7.30 p.m. in the Wakefield Room at Tween Waters Inn December 6 Sunset Arias performs at Tween Waters Inn Sanibel Luminary December 7 Royal Shells Decorated Golf Cart Parade from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Decorated Golf Cart awards presentation party at Chadwicks Square following parade Captiva Luminary December 12 Ancient Mariners lecture by archeologist Theresa Schober and sponsored by SCCF at 7:30 p.m. in the Wakefield Room at Tween Waters South Seas Holiday Stroll from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. December 13 Marching Mullet Parade at Jensens Twin Palms at 5 p.m. Captiva Memories and Holiday Captiva Island Historical Society film at Jensens Twin Palms at 7 p.m. South Seas Holiday Stroll from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. December 14 Seafood and Fishing Festival at Jensens Twin Palms from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. American Realty of Captiva Junkanoo Parade The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company Lighted Boat Parade at 6 p.m. Post Boat Parade Party at Keylime Bistro with live entertainment, food and beverages Holiday Hayride through the village to South Seas Island Resort and back from 6 to 11 p.m. South Seas Holiday Stroll from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. December 15 Carol Sing at Chapel By the Sea followed by refreshments at the Captiva Community Center South Seas Holiday Stroll from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. December 19 to 22 South Seas Holiday Stroll from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Christmas Island cart 2012 Rudolph the reindeer in the 2011 parade Send in the Clowns cart 2012 In the Pink cart 2011 Polar Express cart 2012 Golf Cart Parade 2011


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 6, 201314B Charity Golf Tournament Raises $5,000The 3rd annual Blessings in a Backpack/FISH Charity Golf Tournament was held Saturday, November 23 at the Sanibel Island Golf Club. The tournament raised money for the two charities that provide weekend nourishment to children grades kindergarten through fifth grade in Title 1 schools who qualify for the Federal Free and Reduced Meal Program. It takes as little as $80 to feed a child for an entire school year. The tournament raised enough money to feed more than 60 children, according to Craig Albert, president of Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, who coordinated the event. Thanks goes out to the following sponsors: Becker & Poliakoff Doc Fords Sanibel Henderson Franklin Starnes & Holt Global HR Resources Royal Shell Preferred Properties Sanibel Captiva Community Bank The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company VIP Realty Thanks also goes out to the Blue Coyote Restaurant for providing lunch. The winning team was The Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, comprised of Craig Albert, Marilyn Kane, Skip Tutor and Eric Carlson. The winning team name is added to the traditional backpack trophy which is held by that team until the following years event. For more information on Blessings in a Backpack, contact John Nicholson at 849-3250. FISH of Sanibel and Blessings in a Backpack Inc. are both 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations. The Dunes Golf ClubBeat The ProThe Dunes Golf & Tennis Club Mens Golf Association members played a Beat the Pro tournament on Wednesday, November 27. Results: Beat the Pro target score: 74 Max Friedersdorf 69 Roy Brodersen 69 Charles Simms 70 Al Larsen 70 Norb Kunz 70 Joe Raboy 70 Bruce Sprinkle 71 Phil Pilibosian 71 Dick Hopkins 71 Craig Albert, Marilyn Kane, Skip Tutor and Eric Carlson SPORTS QUIZ 1. Name two of the three major-league players to be Rookie of the Year one season and a Most Valuable Player the next. 2. The New York Yankees have won the most World Series titles. What is the second-highest-ranking A.L. team when it comes to World Series crowns? 3. Who was the last linebacker to be taken No. 1 overall in the NFL Draft? 4. When was the last time a Mid-American Conference mens basketball team secured an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament? 5. Which was the first American franchise in the NHL? 6. Of the past 40 mens tennis grand slam singles events (2004 to 2013), how many have NOT been won by Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic? 7. In the 1983 24 Hours of Le Mans race, what was the highest finish by a car other than a Porsche? ANSWERS 1. Cal Ripken Jr. (1982-83), Ryan Howard (2005-06) and Dustin Pedroia (2007-08). 2. The Oakland Athletics franchise, with nine. 3. Aundray Bruce, by Atlanta in 1988. 4. Miami of Ohio, in 1999. 5. The Boston Bruins, in 1924. 6. Five. 7. Ninth. SANIBEL FLAG FOOTBALLREGISTRATION 2013 2014 SIGN UP NOW WWW.SANIBELFLAGFOOTBALL.ORGCo-Ed Ages: 6-8, 9-11 & 12-14 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.The Dunes Golf ClubSunday Mixed Golf ResultsThe Dunes Golf & Tennis Club announced the Sunday Mixed Golf results from Sunday, December 1. Format: 1 Gross, 1 Net, Lowest Putts Added Together 1st Hank Humphrey Ann Humphrey Dod Wainwright Annie Wainwright 2nd Tom Donovan Mary Donovan Norbert Kunz Aud Kunz 3rd Frank Cassavell Barbara Cassavell Jerry Muench June Muench Closest to the Pin Hole 2 June Muench Hole 9 Frank Cassavell


15B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 6, 2013 Group Weight Room Orientation Classes OfferedNew sessions of Weight Room 101 will be offered every week on Mondays and Wednesdays at 1 p.m. at the Sanibel Recreation Center. Weight Room 101 includes weight room orientation, specific instruction on upper and lower body exercises and cardiovascular training tips. Instruction and guidance on how to properly train your entire body safely and effectively will help participants to gain muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance. For safety purposes, this class is limited to 10 participants. Register in advance for individual sessions at the front desk. For more information, contact the Sanibel Recreation Center at 472-0345 or visit December Half Day Fun Days Registration is open for the upcoming half-day Fun Days on Wednesday, December 18, Thursday, December 19 and Friday, December 20. The Fun Days will offer a variety of athletic games, craft projects and special entertainment. Children in kindergarten through eighth grade are eligible. This program operates from noon to 5:30 p.m. Each child needs to bring a swimsuit and towel. Light snacks will be provided. This new option is now available to families seeking child care on school half days; however, these days are included at no charge for children currently enrolled in the after school program. Register in advance at the Sanibel Recreation Center or online to receive the early bird rate: The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Call 472-0345 or visit owww.mysanibel. com for more information. Sanibel Dog Licenses On Sale At Rec CenterSanibel Dog Licenses are now on sale at the Sanibel Recreation Center, 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. The cost of a dog license is $10; proof of current rabies inoculation is required at the time of purchase. Due to the fact that veterinarians are now giving rabies inoculations with oneto three-year validity, provide the expiration date on the dog license application form and not the date the inoculation was given. Only service animals are allowed inside the recreation center. A $5 late fee is charged for any dog license obtained after January 31. For more information, call 472-0345 or visit The Dunes Golf ClubThrow Out TurkeyThe Dunes Womens Golf Association members played a Throw out the Worse Three Net Holes and Replace With Net Par tournament on Friday, November 29. They called the format Throw Out the Turkey. Your Island. Your Club Come See Whats Happening at Your Club...WITH 10 DIFFERENT LEVELS OF MEMBERSHIPS Your Club is Perfect for Anyone and Any WalletDaily Public, 30 Day, Full Club, Junior and Senior Full Club, Tennis, Social Sports, Social Pool, Corporate and Condo/Rental PropertyFeaturingWeekly Golf Events and Associations 18 Hole and 9 Hole TournamentsTennis Teams and Clinics for all Levels of Play Comedy Nights, Wine Dinners, Trivia Nights, Murder Mysteries, Name that Tune Family Weekends with Kids Play Free, Compliments of Your Club NEW Dining Room Chef with a Brand New Lunch Menu Sunset Dinner Specials on all Event Nights 239.472.3355949 Sand Castle Rd., Sanibel, FL 33957 ts JOIN NOW AND NEW MEMBERS SAVE UP TO $1000 Results: Flight 1 1st Sharon Hannon 61 T2nd June Muench 65 T2nd Ann McCarthy 65 Flight 2 T1st Marge Meek 66 T1st Joan Kelly 66 3rd Maureen OBrien 67 Chip-ins: Lil Gailius June Muench Marge Meek Read us online at Marge Meek Joan Kelly Sharon Hannon


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.w Sally Hodgkins, server at George & Wendys Seafood Grille RESTAURANTS 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. 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. ISLAND FAREDine Your Way Around Sanibel And Captiva With Anne MitchellFor more information, check out our advertisers in this week's Island Sun 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. IL CIELOIL Cielo features eclectic fine dining as well as the more casual Cloud 9 Grille. The happy-hour bar 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. Il Cielo features a full liquor bar with a wide selection of wines as well as homemade desserts. A threecourse, $38 per person, price-fixed menu, complete with one bottle of house wine per couple, is offered Monday through Thursday from 4:30 to 5:45 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. 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 DECEMBER 6, 2013 GEORGE & WENDY'S SEAFOOD GRILLEGeorge & Wendys Seafood Grille features live music Fridays and Saturdays and Karaoke on Thursdays. Specials include prime rib on Tuesdays for $18, snow crab legs on Wednesdays for $18, and Friday night fish fry, $15. Happy hour is celebrated from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 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.


17B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 6, 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. 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 INNOver 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 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. 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 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. 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. Read us online at continued on page 18B 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. 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. POCOLOCO Need a pick-me-up? Looking for some downtime? Either way, your best bet is PocoLoco on the tropical courtyard at Jerry's Center. Indoors or out you will savor gourmet coffee, tea, signature sandwiches, pastries, or a cone of the region's most popular ice cream, Love Boat. 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18B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 6, 2013 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 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. 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 Fridays and Saturdays. Friday, Billy Metts will play folk guitar outside from 6 to 9 p.m. during the Luminary Trail, while the John Allender Band will play inside from 9 p,m. to midnight. On Saturday Mary Winner & Dave Potter will entertain with vocals, harmonica and mandolin. 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. LIVE ON THE ISLANDS The Danny Morgan Band plays Fridays at Sea Breeze Caf at Sundial Beach Resort From page 17BRestaurants 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.) 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. Sanibel 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 FACTORY 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. 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 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. 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19B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 6, 2013 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. This weeks lineup at Traditions on the Beach at the Island Inn includes: Friday Night, Dusk Duo with Dean and Kathy Winkleman, piano, guitar and vocals, playing pop, R&B, country and jazz; 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 and Thursday, Pianoman Joe McCormick with popular favorites and smooth vocal stylings, R&B, jazz and pop for dancing and listening. Live entertainment starts at 7 p.m. Scott McDonald plays piano every Friday and Saturday at II 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 Mr. Lucky Duo. Crab races take place Mondays and Thursdays at 6 p.m. for families and 9 p.m. for adults. 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. Nannys Reopens In New Locationby Anne MitchellNannys childrens clothing boutique is reborn in a new location Jerrys Shopping Center with new owners but also with a strong link to the past. The original rocking horse sign hangs in the store and previous owner Jan Gabrielson is back helping the new owners. Nannys has a history of more than 30 years on Sanibel under various owners. Jeff and Brenda Beigh from Anderson, Indiana, and their daughter and son-inlaw Paisha and Rick Dowden are the new owners. Jeff Beigh is retired from the pharmaceutical business and his wife worked most of her life in retail. Its a career change for daughter Paisha, who works for Indiana University Health and manages 15 surgeons. Her husband Rick, a firefighter, will be looking for similar work when they relocate. We have been coming to Sanibel for 37 years and our daughter decided she wanted to get into this, said Jeff Beigh. The spacious store is filled with merchandise that includes clothing for infants up to age 14, along with accessories and books. Holiday reds and greens are in good supply, and there is a good mix of casual and dressy outfits for all occasions and some cool weather items to send up north or for the islands rare cold snaps. Gabrielson is working three days a week at the store. Shes still buying for us and she has a good eye, said Beigh. Store hours are 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily except Sunday when its 12:30 to 6 p.m. Jeff Beigh and Jan Gabrielson under the old rocking horse sign in Nannys Childrens Shoppe in Jerrys Shopping Center Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Nannys

PAGE 67 13,809 associates. 646 oces. 51 countries worldwide. 20 locations along the Gulf Coast.Sothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. E ach oce is independently owned and operated. Equal Housing Opportunity. 11/25/13 3411 West Gulf Drive Jane Reader Weaver 239.850.9555 $3,740,000 SANIBEL 11340 Longwater Chase Court Deb Smith 239.826.3416 $3,350,000 FORT MYERS 11522 Andy Rosse Lane Jane Reader Weaver 239.850.9555 $2,450,000 CAPTIVA 428 Bella Vista Way East Augustina Holtz 914.648.8888 $1,986,000 SANIBEL 2514 Blind Pass Court Jane Reader Weaver 239.850.9555 $1,398,500 SANIBEL 785 Birdie View Point Cindy Sitton 239.810.4772 $1,150,000 SANIBEL 2543 Tropical Way Court Jane Reader Weaver 239.850.9555 $1,100,000 SANIBEL 2507 Blind Pass Court Jane Reader Weaver 239.850.9555 $1,049,000 SANIBEL Bougainvillea #210B Cindy Sitton 239.810.4772 p $999,000 SANIBEL 2449 Harbour Lane Jane Reader Weaver 239.850.9555 $878,000 SANIBEL 1 Island Stephanie Bissett 239.292.3707 $749,000 FORT MYERS Mariner Pointe #1013 Cindy Sitton 239.810.4772 $399,000 SANIBEL Island Reef Club #103 Stephanie Bissett 239.292.3707 $380,000 FORT MYERS BEACH 5227 27th Place SW Stephanie Bissett 239.292.3707 $269,900 CAPE CORAL 8395 Borboni Court Torry Sigvartsen 239.595.5525 $250,000 NAPLES 15216 Cape Sable Lane Deb Smith 239.826.3416 $224,000 FORT MYERS BROAD AVENUE .. 390 Broad Avenue South, Naples, FL 34102 FIFTH AVENUE 776 Fifth Avenue South, Naples, FL 34102 MARCO ISLAND .n. 760 North Collier Boulevard, Suite 101, Marco Island, FL 34145 THE VILLAGE .n.nn 4300 Gulf Shore Boulevard North, Suite 100, Naples, FL 34103 THE GALLERY 4001 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 102, Naples, FL 34103 ESTUARY AT GREY OAKS SALES CENTER .n. 1220 Gordon River Trail, Naples, FL 34105 THE PROMENADE ..ttt 26811 South Bay Drive, Suite 130, Bonita Springs, FL 34134 SANIBEL 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 1, Sanibel, FL 33957 BONITA BAY SALES CENTER 26951 Country Club Drive, Bonita Springs, FL 34134 RENTALS .n. 1395 Panther Lane, Suite 200, Naples, FL 34109 VANDERBILT .f. 325 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples, FL 34108 MERCATO SALES CENTER 9123 Strada Place, Suite 7125, Naples, FL 34108 VENICE .. 400 Barcelona Avenue, Venice, FL 34285 THE PLAZA AT FIVE POINTS .n.ttt 50 Central Avenue, Suite 110, Sarasota, FL 34236 CAPTIVA .f.fb 11508 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, FL 33924 LONGBOAT KEY ..ftt 546 Bay Isles Road | Longboat Key, FL 34228 SOUTH TAMPA .b.f 202 South Moody Avenue, Tampa, FL 33609 LAKEWOOD RANCH .tb.f 8141 Lakewood Main Street, Suite 101, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202 16682 Captiva Drive Jane Reader Weaver 239.850.9555 p $11,900,000 CAPTIVA 2984 Wulfert Road Jane Reader Weaver 239.850.9555 $2,450,000 SANIBEL PENDING PEN D IN G20B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 6, 201321B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 6, 2013


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 DECEMBER 6, 2013 My Stars FOR WEEK OF DECEMBER 9, 2013ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your Arian penchant for impatience shows, as you consider passing a problem-prone project on to someone else. Best advice: Stay with it and work out those snarls yourself. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Even patient Bovines can be frustrated when carefully made plans go awry. But crank up that stick-to-it-ivity you do so well, and youll soon find that your schedule is back in sync. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your aspect favors using more resourceful means in dealing with a workplace situation. Some discreet checking around could help shed light on the root cause of the problem. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You show an unusually strong streak of stubbornness in rejecting suggestions from friends and/or family members early in the week. But you become more receptive by the weeks end. LEO (July 23 to August 22) The Big Cat might find a gentler approach more effective when dealing with those who resist needed changes. Remember, the word persuasion starts with the sound purr. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A disappointing experience with someone you felt you could trust can be painful. But there just might be more to this situation than youre aware of. Press for an explanation. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Changing your views about something you believe in isnt easy. But you might reconsider as the facts come in. Keep your mind open, even if youre uneasy about what you might learn. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) You might have to do some serious shifting of gears to get your project back on track. But cheer up. Your hard work starts to produce some positive results by the weeks end. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) An unsettling mood at the start of the week soon lifts and gives way to a more positive attitude as you find fun and friendship beginning to dominate your aspect. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A delay in firming up holiday plans could work to your advantage. Use this time to scout out possibilities that might be more in line with what those close to you would prefer. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Some people might question some of the new friends youve welcomed into your life. But your ability to see beyond the obvious helps you recognize how special they are. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Financial matters can be especially tricky this week. Its best to follow a conservative investment path for now, and wait for a more fortuitous time to take a bolder approach. BORN THIS WEEK: Your warmth, your humor and your genuine concern for others make you someone people love to keep close to their lives. On Dec. 13, 1642, Dutch navigator Abel Tasman becomes the first European explorer to sight the South Pacific island group now known as New Zealand. In his sole attempt to land, several of Tasmans crew were killed by warriors from a South Island tribe, who interpreted the Europeans exchange of trumpet signals as a prelude to battle. On Dec. 9, 1775, the Virginia and North Carolina militias defeat 800 slaves and 200 redcoats serving John Murray, earl of Dunmore and governor of Virginia, at Great Bridge outside Norfolk, ending British royal control of Virginia. On Dec. 11, 1872, already appearing as a well-known figure of the Wild West in popular dime novels, Buffalo Bill Cody makes his first stage appearance in a Chicago-based production of The Scouts of the Prairie. On Dec. 12, 1901, Italian physicist and radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi succeeds in sending the first radio transmission across the Atlantic Ocean, disproving detractors who told him that the curvature of the earth would limit transmission to 200 miles or less. On Dec. 14, 1946, American tennis champion Stan Smith is born in Pasadena, Calif. A three-time All-American at the University of Southern California, Smith captured the NCAA singles title in 1968 and the doubles title in 1967 and 1968. On Dec. 10, 1967, a plane carrying soulmusic legend Otis Redding crashes into the frigid waters of a small Wisconsin lake 3 miles short of the runway, killing seven of the eight men aboard, including Redding. His classic song (Sittin On) The Dock of the Bay would be released in its unfinished form several weeks later. On Dec. 15, 1988, legendary singer James Brown, also known as the Godfather of Soul and the Hardest Working Man in Show Business, becomes inmate number 155413 at the State Park Correctional Institute in South Carolina. Already no stranger to law enforcement, Browns reckless spree on Sept. 24 had resulted in numerous criminal charges, including assault and battery with intent to kill. It was noted German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche who made the following sage observation: The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently. A scorpion can live for an entire year without eating. If you lack a belief in ghosts, UFOs, telepathy or other paranormal phenomena, you are in rare company; only 7 percent of Americans share your lack of belief. If you traveled along Highway 50 east of Reno, Nev., in recent decades, you may have had the opportunity to see -and perhaps even contribute to -the worlds largest shoe tree. Its claimed that the cottonwood got its start as a landmark when a quarreling couple, on their wedding night, threw each others shoes into the branches. This shoe-tossing (for reasons unclear) became a tradition, and the tree gradually became laden with the odd offerings. Travelers these days, though, miss out on the attraction; in late 2010, vandals cut down the tree. But take heart, seekers of the unusual! Shoe trees can be found in 18 other states, ranging from California to New York. During the entire presidency of Bill Clinton, he sent two emails. The Bronx Zoo is a well-respected institution these days, but some moments of its history show that it didnt always deserve such respect. For instance, in 1906, a man named Oto Benga was placed as an exhibit in the monkey house. He was a pygmy from Congo. It seems that the Germans have a word for everything. For instance, waldeinsamkeit describes the feeling of being alone in the woods. Until youve lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was or what freedom really is. -Margaret Mitchell THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY


From page 12BAndy EnfieldThe article goes on to say the increasingly personal rivalry between the two top dogs at USC and UCLA is quality entertainment. Enfields enthusiasm and up-tempo style of basketball were major factors in his success here. His offense was coined Dunk City and he has taken that run-and-shoot philosophy to USC. He has to build the USC program from scratch and, as the magazine describes, he has sought to build support by going door-to door on the USC campus with his glamorous wife, a former super model. As the week began, his Trojans, picked to finish near the bottom in the tough Pac 12, were 5-3 after an 84-78 victory over Xavier in a Bahamas tournament. As for Alford, he already had his team ranked in the top 20 with a perfect 7-0 start against relatively weak opponents. With the rhetoric escalating between Enfield and Alford, you can expect peak fervor when the two teams meet in Pac 12 play on January 5 and February 8. By then we assume that Barkley will know the location of Enfields new school. Twins Bolster Weak Pitching Staff After three consecutive seasons of 90-plus losses and starting pitching with the highest ERA in Major League baseball, Minnesota Twins General Manager Terry Ryan promised improvements, particularly in pitching. It appears he has kept his promise. This week, the Twins announced the signing of free agent right-hander Phil Hughes to a three-year $24 million deal. Once a star for the New York Yankees, he fell on hard times this past season with a 4-14 and a 5.19 ERA. He was 16-13 with a 4.23 ERA for the Yankees in 2012. Just a few days prior to the Hughes signing, the Twins also obtained free agent Ricky Nolasco in a hefty four-year deal worth $49 million. Nolasco, also a righthander, has a 89-75 career record and posted a 3.70 ERA last season with the Florida Marlins and the Los Angeles Dodgers. The two signings are the Twins largest contracts ever for outside free agents. 23B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 6, 2013 Home Spring Training ScheduleMinnesota Twins, Hammond Stadium Lee County Sports Complex March 1 Boston Red; 1:05 p.m. March 3 Toronto; 1:05 p.m. (split squad) March 5 Baltimore; 7:05 p.m. March 6 St. Louis; 1:05 p.m. March 9 Philadelphia; 1:05 p.m. March 12 Pittsburgh; 1:05 p.m. March 13 Boston; 1:05 p.m. March 14 Baltimore; 1:05 p.m. (split squad) March 16 Miami; 1:05 p.m. March 18 Tampa Bay; 7:05 p.m. March 21 New York Mets; 1:05 p.m. March 22 New York Yankees; 1:05 p.m. March 24 Tampa Bay; 1:05 p.m. March 25 Baltimore; 1:05 p.m. March 26 Pittsburgh; 1:05 p.m. March 28 Boston; 1:05 p.m. Boston Red Sox, Jetblue Park at Fenway South February 27 Northeastern and Boston College; 1:05 p.m. (doubleheader) March 2 Baltimore; 1:05 p.m. March 4 Tampa Bay: 1:05 p.m. March 7 Atlanta; 1:05 p.m. March 8 Baltimore; 7:05 p.m. March 10 Tampa Bay; 1:05 p.m. March 11 Miami; 1:05 p.m. March 15 Philadelphia; 7:05 p.m. March 17 St. Louis; 1:05 p.m. March 19 Pittsburgh; 7:05 p.m. March 20 New York Yankees; 7:05 p.m. March 23 Tampa Bay; 1:05 p.m. March 26 Baltimore; 1:05 p.m. March 27 Minnesota; 1:05 p.m. March 29 Minnesota; 7:05 p.m. 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 1009 Dixie Beach Blvd Open spaces with 3 bedroom 2 full bath Hardwood Floors and Tile throughout Courtyard Area for entertaining, quiet moments Lap Pool and Spa O ered at $539,000 736 Cardium Street 3 Bedroom, 2 Full Bath 5-8 minute stroll to beach Abundant Studio & Storage Natural Surroundings Centrally Located Neighborhood O ered at $459,900 Gulf Front OpportunityPlantation Village Unit A112 3 bedroom, 2 full bath Florida Room brings the Gulf Front Breezes to you Upgraded throughout Completely Furnished O ered at $1,100,000 Colony Beach Estates431 Bella Vista Way E Private Pool & Spa Gulf Front Gated Community Gulf Front Splendor 3 Bedroom, 3 bath O ered at $2,400,000 1272 Isabel Drive Direct Bayfront Property Private Master Suite Separate Guest Living 4000 square feet of living O ered at $3,750,000 1520 San Carlos Bay Drive Direct Bayfront Residence Completely remodeled & never lived in Open air pool & deck Private Guest Suites Upper Level O ered at $2,250,000Spacious Bayfront Living UNDER CONTRACT PENDING


From page 6BFinancial Assistance ProgramThe City of Sanibel Financial Assistance program provides financial assistance to parents who either reside or work on Sanibel or Captiva so that their children can attend the after school program, summer day camp, holiday camp, and fun days at the recreation center. To qualify, you must complete an application, provide tax returns and other financial information. Awards range from 35 percent to 80 percent of the program fee. The difference between the program fee and the amount awarded is the responsibility of the applicant. Arrangements are made for the applicant to pay its responsibility on an installment basis. In fiscal year 2013, 35 percent of all children attending these programs received financial assistance. All moneys raised for this program stay on the island. A community New Years Eve party is held from 8 p.m. until 12:15 a.m. at the recreation center to celebrate the program. The family event inlcudes entertainment, food, dancing, beverages (non alcoholic), games, surprises and professional entertainers. In the past four years, attendance has ranged from 425 to 700 people. This year is the fifth year, themed Kiss 2013 Good-bye. For more information on the program and on the party, visit the City of Sanibel Recreation Center at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road, call 472-0345, visit the website at and click on Departments/Recreation or call Barry Roth at 313-9591. ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 6, 201324B Lily & Co. Jeweler Is Title Sponsor Of Annual Jingle Bell WalkThe Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club hosts its second annual Jingle Bell Walk, a 5K walk along Sanibels Bowman Beach, December 7 with Lily & Co. Jewelers as the title sponsor. Jingle Bell Walk proceeds will help FISH (Friends In Service Here) to help families with children in need within the community, as well as the fishing and new archery programs for children at The Sanibel Recreation Center. Our goal is to help children from all walks of life, Stan Howard, event chair and president of the Optimist Club, said. In this coming holiday season we are working with FISH to lend a helping hand to families with children in need within our community. The Optimist Club is dedicated to bringing out the best in youth by conducting positive service projects. Lily & Co. is proud to be title sponsor this year, said Dan Schuyler. The Jingle Bell Walk is a fun event for the whole family while supporting those who need it most children in our community. Santa will make an appearance during Jingle Walk, and leashed pets are welcome. Pre-registration is available at or by mail-in forms found at Sanibel Cafe, Baileys General Store, Sanibel-Captiva Bank, FISH Walk-in Center on Periwinkle Way, or from Optimist Club members, who can be found at Sanibel Grill/ Timbers in early evenings. There will also be a registration table at The Sanibel Recreation Center. Additionally, registration can be done at the beach at 8 a.m. December 7 when credit cards will be accepted. Registration is a $20 donation per person; and free for children 10 and under, and pets. T-shirts and refreshments will be provided. Parking is available at Bowmans Beach. For further information on the Jingle Walk, contact Randy Carson at 699-8739. Front, Dan Schuyler and Karen Bell of Lily & Co. Jewlers, with Gracie, Angel and Lily; back, Optimist Club members Mark Steger, Marit Hansen Mouchou, Randy Carson and Richard McCurry,with John Pryor, vice-president of FISH Sanibel 8-Ball Pool LeagueNo More Free Lunches Bunts Ball Busters stormed back into first place with a 15-1 thumping of last place Fresh Legion Crew. Rich Ennis, Terry Ricotta and Dave Doane posted perfect 4-0 scores for the victors. Doane also produced the miracle shot of the night in one of his games as he kick-banked the eight ball in the side pocket after leaving himself tied up. As the eight disappeared from the table Doane was heard to exclaim, How else could I have played it? Fifth place Island Lifers knocked Sanibel Caf from first place with a 9-7 victory. Both Gary Murza and Tom Walters had three wins for the Lifers. Walters victories were especially sweet as they came over Cafs Joe Mason and his new McDermott cue. In a battle of the teams two captains, Rich McCurry grabbed three wins over Connie Martin. McCurry then vowed there would be no more free lunches for his teammates until Sanibel Caf regains first place. Kelly Greten racked up four straight wins to lead his third place Odd Ball team to a 9-7 victory over fourth place Sandycappers. Jack Dalton posted three wins for the Sandycappers. On Monday night the Odd Balls play Bunts Ball Busters and Odd Ball Captain Kip Buntrock predicted his Odd guys would bust the Busters. 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25B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 6, 2013 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My seventh grader is having trouble with his math homework. He seems to know the information but gets confused when he actually does his work. Since the accuracy of his math homework is part of his grade, he has lost quite a few points toward his grade this year. Is there anything he can do? Amelia V., Fort Myers, Florida Amelia, It is quite common for students to understand math concepts and then become confused while actually performing the math functions. Sometimes stress plays a role in this but more often for middle school aged students, the time factor involved in homework is the culprit. Kids want to get their homework finished as quickly as possible and often are not very concerned about the quality of their work. It sounds as if the quality of his math homework is critical for a good grade and your son will need to spend a bit of extra time to complete his work effectively for this math class. Research has shown that when a child re-checks their math work using a specific set of questions there is typically an increase in a students grade. First, your son needs to agree to take the extra time to check his work. You have not mentioned if he is concerned about losing grade points but chances are he would like a better grade with only a small amount of extra effort. There are some techniques that your son can learn to help him check his work for errors. According to Lori Desautels, professor in the School of Education at Marian University, students need only to answer a few brief questions after completing a math problem to help catch any errors. With a new pen color or different pencil and paper, the student needs to check each answer and talk through each step out loud. When an error is found, the student should ask the following questions: Did I make a careless mistake? Did I forget the steps or order of operations? Am I forgetting how to solve the problem? What do I need for coming up with the right answer? Do I need help? Who can help me? What are my resources? (friend, teacher, parents, book, worksheets, computer?) While this process seems quite simple, it has been shown to make a significant difference in the comprehension and quality of a students math skills and achievement. Remember, getting a students agreement and commitment to take the extra time to employ this strategy is the key to its success. 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. Receive Everblades Discount Tickets For Teddy Bear DonationsThe Salvation Army of Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties has announced its participation in the Everblades Bear Toss on Saturday, December 7. On Friday December 6, Toys for Tots representatives will be present outside the box office with bins to collect new, unwrapped toys for children in Lee, Hendry and Glades counties. Anyone who brings a toy will be offered a discount on their tickets. The Salvation Army is also offering six tickets to whomever would like to volunteer that day for that particular game. For the annual Iberiabank Teddy Bear Toss, doors open at 6 pm. As soon as the Everblades first goal is scored, fans will toss teddy bears onto the ice. Toys for Tots and The Salvation Army are among several organizations that will receive the teddy bears for holiday assistance programs. Toys will go to those who have registered for The Salvation Armys Christmas Cheer program. It is estimated approximately 9,000 children will be served this Christmas through this program. Lee County residents wanting to help can also place a new, unwrapped toy near their mailbox to be picked up by their local mail carrier on Saturday, December 7. The local Toys for Tots representatives will pick up the toys from the USPS, and those toys also will be distributed to children in this community through The Salvation Armys program. From page 6BFounder To Speakinstructor, the more pleased her customers will be. Finally, Scott will share her insights of the benefit of dance, including ballroom dancing, which she loves with a passion. ABWA meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way. Guests are welcome. The cost for the evening, which includes dinner, is $22, payable by check or cash. 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


26B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 6, 2013 Merry Christmas ENGEL & VLKERS 1101 Periwinkle Way #105 Sanibel, FL 239-472-0044Isabella Rasi 239-246-4716 $3,900,000 Sanibel Beachfront 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. We are HERE for all your insurance needs Located across the street from Gulf Harbour 15065 McGregor Blvd, Ste 104, Fort Myers Online: Business Climate Survey ReportThe results from the fourth quarter 2013 Horizon Council FGCU Lee County Executive Business Climate Survey have been released. This survey is completed each quarter and provides insight into the Lee County economy and expected economic trends. The online survey was sent to 592 business executives in Lee County and the results are based on responses from 84 executives resulting in a 14 percent response rate. This survey provides a key economic indicator for Lee County, the Executive Business Climate Index. The fourth quarter survey (end of October 2013) value for the climate index was 71.3, up from 69.1 in the third quarter. This index value is computed each quarter and released to the public as a way to provide an established economic indicator on the state of the local economy. The index is computed using the two questions concerning the current and future economic conditions and a third question concerning the expected industry economic conditions. The index is an average of the responses with substantially better equal to 100, moderately better equal to 75, same equal to 50, moderately worse equal to 25 and substantially worse equal to zero. The index value can range from 0 to 100. The key findings of the survey are: The Lee County Business Climate Index was 71.3 for the fourth quarter survey (end of October 2013), up from 69.1 for the third quarter survey (end of July 2013); 79 percent of executives stated that the current economic conditions have improved over last year; 77 percent of the executives expect the economy to improve over the next year; 64 percent of the executives stated that the current economic conditions for their industry have improved over last year but 28 percent stated that economic conditions remained approximately the same; 75 percent of executives expect economic conditions for their industry to improve over the next year; 45 percent of executives had increased employment over the last year, while 9 percent had reduced employment; 51 percent of executives expect to increase employment at their companies during the next year and only 4 percent of executives expect to reduce employment; 52 percent of companies expect to increase investment next year and only 2 percent expect to reduce their investment levels; 39 percent of executives surveyed indicated reduced productivity resulting from health issues lowered profitability of their business over the past 12 months. 40 percent of executive surveyed cited their primary reason for not offering a wellness program was due to a continued on page 28B Salvation Army Accepting Monetary Donations For The Typhoon DisasterSalvation Army teams in The Philippines are preparing to provide assistance to the thousands of people affected by Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Typhoon Yolanda). More than 10,000 people are thought to have lost their lives in the disaster, with hundreds of thousands left without homes, power or clean water. The worst-hit areas are impossible to reach by road, and many communities have no means of making contact with the rest of the country. Salvation Army teams are currently preparing to support the relief effort in the worst-hit areas and are addressing the logistics challenges of their travel and of the transportation of supplies, stated Colonel Wayne Maxwell, Territorial Commander of the Salvation Army in the Philippines. Seven tons of food, rice and canned goods, have already been prepared for distribution in 18-kilogram packages. Transportation is a huge challenge but The Salvation Army is in a priority queue for government approval for its goods to be transported to the region in and around the city of Tacloban. Salvation Army staff are already on their way to take part in the relief effort. The regions geography is complicating any response, with the worst-hit area being made up of several islands. On Leyte, the island that bore the brunt of the typhoon, there is no power and only very poor, intermittent cell phone capability, meaning that it is very difficult to get a clear picture of what is happening on the ground. The worst-affected area seems to be around Tacloban, the capital of the island province of Leyte, which is approximately 360 miles south-east of the Philippines capital, Manila. The islands of Iloilo, Palawan and Mindoro were also affected. A team from territorial headquarters is making arrangements with the Philippine Airforce to transport food parcels, water and medical supplies to Tacloban, and a Salvation Army doctor will be part of the initial response team. We have placed an order for $100,000 US of food supplies to assist the people of Tacloban, stated Col. Maxwell. The reality for us here is that the need is great and we want to provide a significant response. The Island of Leyte has four corps (Salvation Army worship and community centers) and there are other islands that have experienced major levels of devastation. The task for us is immense and our cash extremely limited. Donations to support The Salvation Armys response in The Philippines can be made through local Salvation Army offices of Lee, Hendry and Glades counties or online at


27B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 6, 2013 In the past year Ive reviewed half a dozen or more poorly drafted trusts that set out to pay for residential expenses after the owner spouse dies when the surviving spouse intends to remain in the home. These trusts often created more problems than they solved so I thought that Id review this issue in todays column. In most, the fact patterns are similar, usually involving a second marriage where the owner spouse would want his or her surviving spouse to continue to live in the residence for the remainder of his or her lifetime, and the owner spouse wants his or her estate to pay for the taxes, maintenance, association fees and other routine expenses associated with the residence. Typically you find these arrangements in second marriage situations where the parties otherwise want their own estates to benefit their own children. In other words, his estate benefits his children and her estate benefits her children. The owner spouse would like for the surviving spouse to reside in the residence, but then the owner spouse wants his or her own children to either own the residence or receive the proceeds from its sale after the surviving spouse dies. So the problem language found in the will or trust may look something like this: I leave my residence in trust for my spouse to reside rent free for the rest of his or her lifetime. I direct my trustee to pay for all ordinary and necessary expenses associated with the residence, including but not limited to property taxes, insurance, association fees and annual assessments. My trustee shall then distribute the remainder of my estate to my two children, outright and free of trust. When my surviving spouse dies the trustee shall sell the residence and distribute the proceeds of the residence between my two children. What do you find wrong with these provisions? At first glance they appear to satisfy the decedent spouses intent dont they? But consider this: from what funds is the trustee supposed to pay the annual expenses? The provisions of the trust do not indicate how much money or assets should be carved out to pay for the expenses associated with the residence. If the remainder of the estate is distributed between the decedent spouses two children, what is left over to pay for the ongoing expenses? In order to properly satisfy the decedent spouses intent, it would be wise to carve out an amount of assets and/ or money to be held in continuing trust to generate the income necessary to satisfy the intent of paying for the residential expenses before the rest is divided between the children. This issue can be more difficult to properly draft than one might first imagine. No one knows how many years the surviving spouse will live nor does anyone know how over that time period inflation will affect taxes, insurance, fees and assessments. Whatever amount is carved out from the estate to be held in further trust would presumably generate some growth and income. Because of the compressed income tax rate schedule that affects income that is accumulated inside of trusts, it is usually best to make an actuarial assumption when determining the amount of carve-out necessary and assume that both income and principal will be used to satisfy the first decedent spouses intent. There are a variety of other issues that may apply. What happens if the surviving spouse remarries? Is the home then sold and the proceeds distributed to the children? If so, then the value of the residence likely wont qualify for the estate tax marital deduction. If one has a taxable estate, there could be estate taxes due on the first spouses death. Are those taxes to be paid from the other assets thereby depleting what the children initially are to receive? If not, from what source are the taxes to be paid? What if the surviving spouse wants to sell the home and move into something smaller? In order to do this, there should be a direction in the trust instrument that allows for this possibility. But the trust should continue to own the new property. What happens to the excess proceeds? If they are to be distributed to the children rather than held in a qualifying marital trust you encounter the same estate tax issue discussed above. The Florida homestead rules play into this issue as well. If the parties do not have a valid nuptial agreement that waives Floridas descent and devise statutes, then the provisions will fail as an invalid devise. There you have other problems between the surviving spouse and the decedents children that I have written about in other columns. While fashioning a will or trust to satisfy ones intent is certainly possible, all of these issues must be carefully addressed or significant legal and tax problems will likely arise amongst your loved ones. Craig R. 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ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 6, 201328B Mimi Gold Coin Discovered In Red KettleFor the ninth straight year, an anonymous donor has dropped a $20 Liberty Eagle gold coin in one of The Salvation Army of Lee, Hendry and Glades counties red kettles. The coin, as in previous years, was wrapped in a note that reads, In loving memory of Mimi. The coin is dated 1925 and is estimated to be worth around $1,300. The coin was donated over the weekend at the Publix located at The Shops at Verandah on Palm Beach Boulevard. Multi-year volunteer Merrill Conrad was delighted to be the one to find the coin and even more pleased that the donors tradition of giving the coin in the red kettle continued this year. We are honored to receive the meaningful donation of a Mimi coin once again this year, said Major Tom Louden, Area Commander for The Salvation Army of Lee, Hendry and Glades counties. What a wonderful way to honor the memory of a loved one this gift will make a difference in the lives of many served by The Salvation Army in our community. A few facts about the coin: Designer-Engraver: Augustus Saint Gaudens Metal composition: 90 percent gold, 10 percent copper Diameter: 34 mm Mass: 33.44 grams Minted: 1907 through 1932 This generous donation comes as The Salvation Armys red kettle season moves into full swing during Thanksgiving week. With 26 days left to ring the bell, The Army has reached 18 percent of its 2013 goal of $615,000. These critical funds enable The Salvation Army to meet the continuing needs of the most vulnerable in our community. Since Thanksgiving falls later in the calendar this year, The Salvation Army lost several critical days to ring the bell at large retailers. The organization hopes that increased giving, along with uncommon donations like the Mimi coin, will help make up for those lost days. In 2012 The Salvation Army served a total more than 4,200 families, 20,000 individuals throughout Lee, Hendry and Glades counties, providing thousands of toys and more than 5,600 food baskets through its Christmas Cheer program. If you would like to help, toy donations and volunteer bell ringers are greatly needed. Call 278-1551 for details. Volunteer Merrill Conrad found the coin in November Reverse image of the coin A gold coin labled In loving memory of Mimi was discovered in a red kettle Big Brothers Big Sisters Kicks Off New CampaignBig Brothers Big Sisters, serving Lee, Sarasota, Manatee, DeSoto, Highlands, Hardee, Charlotte, Collier, Glades and Hendry counties has launched the 100 Men In 100 Days campaign to encourage men to become a Big Brother and volunteer with the organization. The recruitment campaign, ongoing through February 8, comes at a time when there are 276 boys waiting to be matched with a positive male role model. While Big Brothers Big Sisters accepts volunteers from all walks of life, there is a greater need for male mentors. Fifty-two percent of the youth Big Brothers Big Sisters serves in its program are boys and 39 percent of the volunteers are men. Now more than ever, Big Brothers Big Sisters needs men to step up and start mentoring. Mentoring is one of the most rewarding, enjoyable and simple things a volunteer can do. For as little as one hour a week, volunteers can add joy to the life of a child, and ultimately, contribute greatly to his or her potential. Big Brother of the Year Paul Davidson sees firsthand the impact he is having on his Little Brothers life. Too few people realize, and I was one of them, that they are able to mentor a child, Davidson said. We just need big brothers and big sisters to choose the path of being able and willing to mentor a child. You get back so much more than you put in. Research shows having the positive influence of a Big makes a real difference in the life of a child. Littles experience improvements in academic performance, behavior and relationships at home and elsewhere, according to independent studies. In the newly created Decisions To Win graduation program, which will soon be implemented in Lee County, 97 percent of seniors in the program successfully completed high school. Littles have also demonstrated better success in school with 93 percent improving or maintaining their academic performance. For more information, call 855-501BIGS or visit From page 26BSurvey Reportlack of personnel to develop and/or oversee such a program. 58 percent of executives stated the single most important goal of a wellness program at their company would be to improve the health of their employees. The geographic client market had 24 percent of firms serving international markets and 26 percent serving the U.S. market. For more information, visit www. 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29B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 6, 2013 Superior InteriorsPicture This by Jeanie TinchDo you have a piece of artwork you love, but just arent sure how to choose the right frame and matting to best showcase it in your home? Here are a few tips to help you set of your artwork in a dramatic and exciting fashion. Your matting should have the color you would like to carry into your entire room in moderation. Most matting complements the colors in the artwork itself. Hang a dramatic piece of art so the eye will be drawn to the wall, helping it take center stage. Choose an accent color to paint one wall something different from the other three walls. Create drama and add size to smaller pieces of artwork by using quarter round to create frames. Contemporary artwork featuring sleek lines do well with matting in bolder richer colors When grouping artwork, try tracing and cutting out the diagram of each piece on butcher block paper or newspaper. Then arrange those paper pieces on your wall until you find the perfect solution. Nothing adds more uniqueness to your rooms design then a specially chosen piece of art. Artwork often times helps pull color schemes together, and adds an exciting design element into each room. Jeanie Tinch is an interior designer on Sanibel/Captiva Islands. She can be reached at Top ProducersVIP Realty Group has announced its top agents and sales teams for the month of October. Rose Dakos was top sales agent and top listing agent. Lomano, Nicholson and Associates was top sales team and top listing team. The Bell Team was top producing team. Kit and Lynda Traverso were top producing agents. Lomano, Nicholson and Associates Lynda and Kit Traverso Rose Dakos Karen Bell Team Will Power Columnist: Crai g R. Hersch, B CS B oard Certi f ied Wills, Trusts & Estates A ttorne y ; CPAI Have Answers to Your Estate Planning uestions. Call: 239-334-1141 or Visit: 9100 College Pointe Ct. Fort Myers, FL 33919 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 New AgentJohn R. Wood Island Real Estate welcomes Denise Chambre to its Sanibel Island office as a sales associate. Originally from Massachusetts, Chambre holds a MBA from the University of Louisville and an industrial engineering degree from Northeastern University. She is recognized by the Lee County Court System, providing expert testimony, and is a real estate special magistrate. Denise Chambre ISLAND SUN BUSINESS NEWSMAKERS Top AssociatesChuck and Kimberley Andrews were honored as the top sales associates in October at RE/MAX of the Islands. Chuck Andrews was the top marketing associate for in October. Kimberley Andrews was the top selling associate. Chuck Andrews Kimberley AndrewsShare your community news with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 6, 201330B deaRPharmacistBig News for Thyroid Diseaseby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: I have Hashimoto thyroiditis. Can I take thyroid supplements that contain iodine? KS, Seattle, Washington Hashimotos or Hashis is an autoimmune condition that affects the thyroid gland, causing clinical symptoms of hypothyroidism. I know theres controversy regarding iodine supplementation. I am aware that a sudden increase in iodine can cause a bad reaction, but I dont think Hashi sufferers should avoid iodine altogether. Iodine levels have fallen over 50 percent during the last 40 years. During that same time frame, Hashis has increased at epidemic rates. Common sense will tell you iodine is not the cause for this rise in Hashimotos. This next statement is huge: Hashimotos disease is impacted far more by your selenium status than iodine. If you take iodine in the presence of selenium deficiency, its bad news (and the same can be said for excessive selenium). Thats the key, selenium deficiency causes an intolerance of iodine, especially high dose iodine. When I hear of a Hashi sufferer having a bad experience with iodine, all that says to me is that they were selenium deficient, or they took a bad form of iodine, or too high of a dose. You cant give iodine to a selenium deficient person, you have to prime the pump by giving selenium beforehand, or right along with it. The opposite is true too, giving selenium to Hashi patients without some iodine will cause huge problems. Like everything else in life, it is about balance. Ive read studies suggesting iodine to be bad for Hashi sufferers, but the participants in the study lived in geographic areas known to be severely deficient in selenium. Studies like this frame iodine as the bad guy but remember what I said about priming the pump before giving iodine? I dont recommend high dose iodine (6mg or more) unless your overnight urinalysis proves you are deficient. You only need a few milligrams or less, but to avoid it at all costs makes me worry about your reproductive organs. You see, natural iodine supports breast health, as well as prostate, testicular, endometrial, ovarian and cervical. Its extremely protective. I lost my mother-in-law to breast cancer, which is tied to iodine deficiency. Drug mugging is huge in the Hashi community. May folks take fluorinated drugs, causing more depletions of iodine because fluorine is a drug mugger of iodine. Shocker! Heres a few: Flurazepam (Dalmane), atorvastatin (Lipitor), celecoxib (Celebrex), levofloxacin (Levaquin) and lansoprazole (Prevacid). continued on page 31B 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 guess I am very old fashioned but when I give a gift am I out of touch with reality to expect a thank you? I tried to teach my adult children to send thank you notes, but one son never learned. I tried all kinds of ways to improve his behavior, but nothing works. He even told me that he is so appreciative that his in-laws never expect a thank you, so I guess I will wait a long time. He is also going to wait a long time because I plan to leave my wealth to more appreciative people. Your comments, please. Harvey Dear Harvey, It would appear for many people that a common thank you is beyond their ability. I was once in charge of a program for elderly women who knitted scarves and mittens all year and gave them to local churches at Christmas time. One year the women waited and waited but no thank you ever came. Come March I realized that their adult children were wondering if I had secretly sold these items, so I approached the local priest, He told me that the women and I were expecting far too much to be thanked and they should be satisfied with their very act of giving. I was embarrassed when I had to tell the ladies what the priest had said and I cancelled their wonderful program. Lizzie Dear Harvey, I know showing appreciation for gifts of all sorts is very important. I am sorry your adult children have disappointed you in this regard. It appears that this issue is so important to you that you think about it a lot. If their unappreciative ways are one of many disappointing behaviors, I can understand your concern and your decisions. If your adult children are otherwise good, loving and supportive, I encourage you to revisit how important the thank you note is to your overall relationship. We all have our warts and behaviors that need to be improved. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is Eden Energy MedicineRefresher On The Principles Of Energy Medicineby Karen L. Semmelman, Certified EEM, JD, AAMLGiven the start of another wonderful season on Sanibel, it seems appropriate to revisit the underlying principles of Eden Energy Medicine (EEM) for the benefit of those new to the underlying concepts. The basic idea is that if energy is clogged, blocked or trapped, then one can expect there will be pain, discomfort or disease that results. By unclogging the blockage, then healing commences on the energetic level. The foundation of EEM is a series of exercises that activate each of the nine energetic systems. The combination of these nine exercises is known as the Five Minute Routine, which, when utilized, assists the body in achieving a state of wellness because of balancing all the energetic systems. I reviewed all these exercises earlier this year in many columns. To better understand why energy is such a valuable resource, it is helpful to review the primary approaches to health today. In our Western culture, physicians learn about the body by dissecting cadavers. In cultures that are closer to nature, healers work with the bodys living energies. The problems with our ailing health care system are not only bureaucracy, vested interests, dependence on medications to treat symptoms and costly invasive procedures; but the focus is frequently on individual organs or body parts, rather than the energies that keep those organs, systems and parts functioning properly as a holistic, cohesive and integrated unit. This approach is shifting and EEM helps with providing complementary approaches to the Western model. As Dr. Mehmet Oz, chief of cardiology at Columbia Universitys College of Physicians and Surgeons, predicted on Oprah, The next big frontier in medicine is Energy Medicine. That frontier is already here. Donna Eden, who developed the protocols used in the practice of Eden Energy Medicine, is showing that techniques from ancient healing and spiritual traditions make powerful contributions to contemporary health care. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, MD, nobel laureate in medicine observed that In every culture and in every medical tradition before ours, healing was accomplished by moving energy. Energy Medicine Provides the Missing Link Here are some basics about healing with Energy Medicine: Energy is the foundation of the bodys physical structure Energy Medicine is a new field with ancient roots Energy Medicine is both a complement to other approaches to medical care and a complete system for self-care and self-help Energy Medicine can address physical, emotional or mental illness Energy Medicine is a preventive Energy Medicine works with your bodys reservoir of electromagnetic and more subtle energies Energy Medicine does not diagnose or treat medical conditions nor is it to be viewed as a replacement for advice and care provided by ones primary medical providers These basics will be reviewed in more detail next week, followed by techniques for our eyes. Have fun with your energy. Next weeks topic is Energy Medicine Providing the Missing Health Link If you have a questions for Karen, email her at ksemmelmanenergy@ Learn more at EEM does not diagnose or cure illness, but working with subtle energies of the body has been shown to help many conditions. Healing and Wellness CenterMM31484Therapeutic Massages with Healing and Wellness in FocusOFFICE: 239.472.6010 2426 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel, FL 33957Marit Hansen MouchouMM31484 15% OFFFOR REC CENTER MEMBERS Gift Certi cates Available


31B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 6, 2013 The Community House Offers Health WorkshopsFive free public service workshops will be held at The Community House. Each class will begin with learning hands-on tools with Eden Energy Medicine that take five minutes daily. Work with subtle energies to restore your energy when tired; sharpen your memory; boost your immune system; and alleviate stress and pain. Its fun, its easy and its under your control. Join Karen Semmelman to gain the gift of knowledge to self-heal. Thursday, 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. Wednesday, January 15, 1 to 3 p.m. Joints groaning? Arthritis, stiffness, replacements? Create movement and looseness with Eden Energy Medicine Learn tools for those joints that whine too much or that discomfort from that hip or knee replacement. What happens if your child or grandchild sticks a ball in the toilet? It is blocked and the water seeks an alternative route. Thats what happens with joints. They 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. Thursday, February 13, 4 to 6 p.m. Cancer dis-ease? Body, mind or spirit in overdrive? Unleash the innate ease with Eden Energy Participants 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. Wednesday, March 12, 10 a.m. to noon. Stressed? Dropping a fork set you into meltdown mode? Activate your internal Joy Juice with Energy Medicine Stress we all have it, its part of our culture. Not only does it deplete our spirit, but it depletes our body and minds, too. Participants will learn how to activate the radiant circuits of your energy systems, to find the positivity and joy, even when the lynch pin falls. Learn exercises that create the joy juice of life. Of course, singing, dancing and playing help, too. Wednesday, April 9, 4 to 6 p.m. Eyes sad? Cataracts, night vision, bright light hurts, macular degeneration? The eyes have it. Anyone do daily eye exercises? No? Why not? We realize the importance of exercise for our body and mind, but the Windows to our World get neglected. This class will provide exercises for improving eye health and assisting with healing for cataracts, night vision, bright light that hurts the eye, others 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 workshop, send an email to SEMMEnergyCenter@gmail. com or visit or From page 30BBig News For Thyroid DiseaseIm not bent on high dose iodine, but low doses may be necessary to getting well, and it needs to be in combination with selenium. Generally speaking, I disagree with supplements that make more and more thyroid hormone. Most of you cannot even use what you have! I think we need to focus on two other more important things. One, getting thyroid hormone activated to T3, and two, getting the T3 into the cell. Only then do you see symptoms clear up, such as cold sensitivity, hair loss, fatigue and slow metabolism. 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 Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: I was in a motor vehicle accident last year and I am still suffering chronic pain. I am fighting depression and dont want to take medication. Can you give me suggestions for alternative methods?A: Your chronic pain and depression are quite common and you, like many others, are resistant to medications due to side effects and possible addictive components. Some of the overlap between depression and chronic pain can be explained by biology. Depression and chronic pain share some of the same neurotransmitters the chemical messengers traveling between nerves. They also share some of the same nerve pathways. Because chronic pain and depression are so intertwined, they are often treated together. While you may not feel like exercising, it is critical to help manage your pain. Slow, gentle exercises are best. Talk with your physician about what is best for your condition. Perhaps physical therapy would also be an option. Physical activity releases the same kind of brain chemicals that antidepressant medications release its a natural antidepressant. Another goal is to replace any victim identity and working through pain with the focus being on healing. Remember that what you focus on expands, so you want to focus on a higher healing frequency rather than focusing on your pain. Its important to get busy and work through it rather than wallowing in it. Some helpful resources to explore below can get you started on alternative coping techniques and healing: American Chronic Pain Association Academy of Cognitive Therapy Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research Just off the island! Appointments 5 days a week. 15620 McGregor Boulevard, Suite 100 Fort Myers, Florida 33908 239-482-0355 Doctors Eyecare Centers Robert G. LeSage, OD & Timothy E. Underhill, OD Is there Macular Degeneration Is there Macular Degeneration in you family, or have you been told in you family, or have you been told that you have ARM? that you have ARM? See the professionals at Doctors Eyecare Centers for an evaluation using state of the art digital instrumentation. Physical Therapy Massage Therapy Rehabilitation Licensed, Experienced Therapists Medicare Providers One-on-One Scheduling in our Full-Service Clinic 2242 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2 (in the Sanibel Square) Tel: (239) 395-5858 Reduce pain, restore mobility and return to your active lifestyle! MA# 27832 PT# 13489


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36B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 6, 2013 REAL ESTATETO PLACE A CLASSIFIED LOG ONTO: CLICK ON PLACE CLASSIFIED CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON ISABELLA RASIHAPPY TO HELP YOUWITH ALL OF YOURREAL ESTATE NEEDS! RS 1/4 NC TFN 1101 Periwinkle Way #105 Sanibel, FL 33957ISABELLA RASI(239) 246-4716EISABELLARASI@AOL.COM International Client Base 600 Shops Worldwide Multi-Lingual Sta MOBILE HOME PERIWINKLE PARK$95,000. 60 x 12 w/ metal roof-over plus 20 x 12 Florida room. Master BR has queen size bed & blt-in dresser & dbl closet. Master bath has combo bath/ shower & dbl sink vanity w/extra storage. Guest BR has dbl closet + blt-in drawers & private bath w/ shower. Eat-in-kit is open to LR which ows into Florida room. Designed pass-thru from K to FL room. Private 12 x 12 deck, picnic table and storage shed. One car carport with adjacent 2nd parking space. Ceramic tile ooring in kitchen. Florida room & bathrooms. Carpeting in both bedrooms & LR. 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 BONNIES CLEANINGDaily, Weekly, or Monthly. No job is to big or too small. Call Bonnie Pratt 239-772-5234. NS 11/29 PC 1/3 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 volunteers@crowclinic.orgRS 1/4 NC TFN COMMERCIAL RENTALRESTAURANT, 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 VACATION RENTAL Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! 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37B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 6, 2013 CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 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 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 LEGAL NOTICEIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR INDIAN RIVER COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 31-2013-CA-000223 J.P. MORGAN MORTGAGE ACQUISITION CORP, Plaintiff, vs. MICHAEL J. STASZEWSKI, et al., Defendants.NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALENOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered October 2, 2013 in Civil Case No. 31-2013-CA-000223 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Indian River County, Florida, wherein J.P. MORGAN MORTGAGE ACQUISITION CORP is Plaintiff and MICHAEL J. STASZEWSKI AKA MICHAEL STASZEWSKI AKA MIKE STASKI, ANN M. STASZEWSKI, KEITH L. MASON, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 1, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 2, are Defendants, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash electronically at in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes on the 12th day of __December__, 2013 at 10:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 3 AND 4, BLOCK B, OSLO PARK UNIT NO. 6, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 27, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true and correct copy of the foregoing was: [check all used] (x) E-mailed (x) Mailed this 21st day of November, 2013, to all parties on the attached service list. It is the intent of the 19th Judicial Circuit to provide reasonable accommodations when requested by quali ed persons with disabilities. If you are a person with a disability who needs an accommodation to participate in a court proceeding or access to a court facility, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Court Administration, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986; (772) 8074370; 1-800-955-8771, if you are hearing or voice impaired. H. MICHAEL SOLLOA, Esq. Florida Bar No. 37854 For Kristina A. Nubaryan, Esq. McCalla Raymer, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 225 E. Robinson St. Suite 660 Orlando, FL 32801 Phone: (407) 674-1850 Fax: (321) 248-0420 Email: Fla. Bar No.: 51318 RS 11/29 CC 12/6 FOR SALESilver and Gold Jewelry Great Gifts for Him and Her 2431 Periwinkle Way www.SanibelSeaLifeGallery.comNS 11/1 CC TFN BUY SELL TRADE 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 12/6 CC 2/28 DOLL SHOW & SALEDolls & Toys & Bears OH MY! Doll Show & Sale Sunday December 8, 2013 at the Cape Coral Yacht Club @ 5819 Driftwood Pkwy. 10-4. Adm: $5 Adults & $1 kids 10 & under. Doll Repair & Appraisals. RAFFLE! American Girl Hand Made Clothing, NEW Dolls to Antique! Vintage Barbies! REBORNs! See info/pictures: www. NS 12/6 CC 12/13 EVENTSVOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for light general maintenance. Call (CHR) Community Housing & Resources, Inc. 472-1189.NS 11/1 NC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for the After School Program which runs Mon.-Th, 2:30 3:15 pm call Linda Reynolds 472-1617RS 1/4 NC TFN HELP WANTED HELP WANTEDVOLUNTEERS NEEDEDAt The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000RS 1/4 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 HELP WANTEDBillys Rentals on Sanibel now hiring outgoing individuals to assist customers with bicycle rentals & deliveries. Also Cashier with ability to multi task with a smile! Valid drivers license required, transport from FM location available. call Billys Rentals 239-472-5248 ask for Robin. NS 11/29 CC 12/6 THE SANIBEL BEAD SHOPPT Sales. Jewelry making exp. preferred. Apply in person. 1101 Periwinkle Way, Mon.-Sat, 11-5 p.m. NS 12/6 CC TFN GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION ESTATE SALEFri. Dec. 6 noon to 4 & Sat. Dec. 7, 9-4 1494 Center St. Sanibel (behind Billys Bikes) No early birdes Furniture, tools, household goods, collectables, books/DVDs, boat building kits, kids stuff, something for everyone.NS 11/29 CC 12/6 GARAGE SALEMcGREGOR WOODS YARD SALE Saturday, Dec 7th, 7 1 PM Neighborhood Yard Sale. Clothes, Furniture, Dishes, Toys, Appliances and many more items.NS 12/6 NC 12/6 GARAGE SALESaturday, December 7 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 800 Casa Ybel Rd., Apt 7.NS 12/6 CC 12/6


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 DECEMBER 6, 2013 Pets Of The Week Lee County Animal Services is offering black or mostly black cats or kittens for an adoption fee of $10 through December 31. Hello, my name is Misty and I am a tricolored spayed female Chihuahua/Dachshund mix (Chiweenie) age five. If you would like a well-mannered, calm, cuddly, small dog look no more. I walk well on a leash and you can take me anywhere. The volunteers have even taken me shopping at the mall. I could be your shopping buddy for the holidays and forever. Im ready to make new memories with a new family. Adoption fee: $20 to $50 off the regular adoption fee of $75 when you draw a discount coupon from Animal Services Holiday Stocking! My name is Lynn ands I am a female domestic short hair tortie age four months. Im so precious and playful youll be amazed. Whats even more amazing is that you can adopt me or any of my black or mostly black feline friends for just $10. Adoption fee: $10 during the Black Tie Affair adoption promotion For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEEPETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www.LeeLostPets. com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office, off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee, and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500. Lynn ID# 574796 Misty ID# 575496 photos by Pets Need A Home 4 The HolidaysLee County Domestic Animal Services will join thousands of pet shelters and adoption centers across the U.S, Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico during Home 4 the Holidays 2013, a national event organized to raise awareness of the joys of owning shelter-adopted pets. Organizers hope to match more than 1.5 million dogs, cats, puppies and kittens with loving, adoptive families. During December Lee County Animal Services hopes to place 300 pets from its facility into lifelong homes. Adopters will receive $20 to $50 off the regular pet adoption fees when they draw a coupon from one of Animal Services big stockings and are eligible for weekly gift drawings. All black and mostly black cats are already discounted to $10 and cats and kittens have a two for one adoption fee. The adoption fee for all pets includes spay/ neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, flea treatment, de-worming, heartworm test for dogs six months or older, feline aids and leukemia test for cats, a Lee County license for pets three months or older, training DVD, Behavior Help Line, Microchip Pet ID, a $3 discount coupon off Blue Buffalo dog or cat food, and a 10-day health guarantee. The total adoption package is valued at more than $500. In the past some shelters have discouraged families from adopting pets during the holidays, said Ria Brown, spokeswoman for Lee County Animal Services. Historically, however, this did not stop them from getting new pets during this time. It just took away the adoption option and forced them to support the puppy mill industry, Brown added. Animal Services works to match the needs of the pets with the lifestyles of the families regardless of the time of year. Adoption hours at Lee County Domestic Animal Services are 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS). Pictures of pets available for adoption can be viewed at www. The website updates hourly. PAWSThis beautiful oneyear-old girl resembles a Russian Blue cat. She was found in Periwinkle Park on Sanibel and needs a new home. PAWS named her Sweet Pea because of her super sweet personality. She likes other cats, but would do best in an only cat home. Call Pam at PAWS of Sanibel at 472-4823 for more information about adopting Sweet Pea. PAWS needs foster homes. Anyone interested in taking a PAWS cat into their home temporarily (all expenses paid) until PAWS can find a permanent home, may call Pam at PAWS of Sanibel.




Sanibel Luminary Food & Entertainment Friday, De cem ber 6th, 2013 5:30pm to 9:00pm Santas Schedule 6:00-6:15 Baileys Center 6:15-6:30 Olde Sanibel Shops 6:40-6:55 Tahitian Gardens 7:00 :20 East End Shops s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s 1 2 4 7 6 5 8 9 3 1. TROLLEY STOP: East end/Pinocchio's/Lighthouse Caf Santa Stop Tuttles Caribbean Reggae Band Punda Malia Lighthouse Realty Chocolates & Red Wine Pinocchios Culinary Demos & Participation 2. TROLLEY STOP: Jerrys Center Jerrys Center Pictures w/Santa, Refreshments; Sanibel Island Book Shop Katie Gardenia Book Signing 6-8pm, Refreshments Coral Vet: Pet photos with Santa Lime Tree Center / Sothebys Realty Champagne & Chocolates VIP Realty Light Refreshments Sanibel Community Church Walk thru Bethlehem, Live Nativity, Music, Holiday Bazaar, Refreshments & Food 3. TROLLEY STOP: Tahitian Gardens Santa Stop Cracker Blues -5 piece blues band Refreshments Forever Green / CIPs: Light Refreshments Eileen Fisher: Light Refreshments 4. TROLLEY STOP: Periwinkle Place Music & Refreshments 5:30 Face Painting 5:45 Childrens Center of the Islands Choir 6:15 7:15 Photo with Santa CROW Information Table Sanibel Congregational Church Refreshments & Music 5. TROLLEY STOP: School House Theater lot/Sanibel Community House Open House, Shell Crafters, Crafts 6. TROLLEY STOP: The Village Shops Island Brass Refreshments 7. TROLLEY STOP: Palm Ridge Sanibel Deli: Pizza, Refreshments Rosies Cafe: Entertainment, Food, Wine RE/MAX: Beer, Wine, orderve s, DJ, Giant Balloon, The Grinch. Bring the kids! 8. TROLLEY STOP: Olde Sanibel Shoppes Santa Stop Sanibel School Choir & Herb Strauss singers Refreshments & Music 9. TROLLEY STOP: Baileys Center Santa Stop Baileys General Store: Cypress Lakes School of the Arts Acapella Choir, Refreshments George & Wendy's Seafood Grille: Live Music, Drink Specials & Free Munchies 6-9pm Coffee Bar: Drink Specials Zebra Frozen Yogurt: Frozen Treats Islander Center / Rhodes Tucker / MacIntosh: Food & Refreshments, Ron Base Book Signing 40B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 6, 2013