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Island sun
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Island sun (Sanibel, Fla.)
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DECEMBER SUNRISE/SUNSET: 7:11 5:40 7:12 5:41 7:12 5:41 7:13 5:42 7:13 5:42 7:14 5:43 7:14 5:43 VOL. 21, NO. 26 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA DECEMBER 20, 2013 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands Read Us Online at Wolanin Films Music Video At Christmas Movie Landmarkby Jeff LysiakWhen singer/songwriter Whitney Wolanin, longtime resident of Sanibel Island and a Billboard chart-making musician, was trying to come up with ideas for the music video to accompany her holiday single Run, Run Rudolph, the notion of filming it at one of the most memorable movie locations actually happened by accident. I was in Cleveland, attending an Indians game, and I thought about visiting the house where they filmed A Christmas Story, because I heard that they had restored it, recalled Vince Wolanin, Whitneys father. Then, after I came back to the island, I was working out at the Sanibel Rec Center when the thought occurred to me, Could we shoot the video at the house? After rejecting more than 100 ideas for the video, it seemed that the old man had come up with the perfect suggestion, one thats worthy of pardon the pun a major award. The parody music film for Run, Run Rudolph was shot on location at the iconic landmark, located at 3159 West 11th Street in Cleveland, Ohio. According to the 23-year-old recording artist, she was thrilled by the opportunity to film her music video in the same house where A Christmas Story was shot three decades ago. It was so cool, said Wolanin, speaking at The Sanibel School following her mini-concert on November 26. I watch that movie every year I mustve seen it 50 times in my life. It was a really amazing experience, probably the highlight of my year. Wolanin also said that it was her idea to include members of her own family father Vince, mother Illona, sister Victoria and future brother-in-law Michael to portray characters from the movie A Christmas Story, as well as a costumed Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, in the video. I told them about it at the last minute, so there wouldnt be enough time to hire any actors, she added with a playful laugh. As for portraying a 9-yearold boy in the video, Whitney added, It was a little weird but a lot of fun. I love acting, and I just love the Ralphie character. The three-minute music video for Run, Run Rudolph includes recreations of several of the original films most memorable scenes, including a very messy dinner at the Parkers kitchen table, delivery of the mysterious major award crate marked FRAGILE, stuffing Randy into his winter coat whose arms wont stay down, ripping open presents on Christmas morning and, of course, Ralphie trying out his new Red Ryder 200-shot carbine action air rifle. Vince Wolanin noted that because the plot of the original film was so familiar to everyone, no rehearsal was needed. In fact, the video was shot in mid-October with a cast and crew of only seven people in less than 10 hours. Nobody could even believe that we did what we continued on page 36 For the filming of Whitney Wolanins music video Run, Run Rudolph members of her family including father Vince, mother Illona, sister Victoria and future brother-in-law Michael portray characters from the movie A Christmas Story. Whitney, dressed in the pink bunny suit, portrays Ralphie. Strauss Theater Presents Holiday SpectacularBIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater is celebrating the season December 19 to 31 with the original production, Holiday Spectacular. Co-written, directed and choreographed by Herb Strauss Theater Production Manager Bobby Logue, and popular local performer John Ramsey, the musical review will showcase an array of holiday classics, such as All I Want For Christmas Is You and a rock-n-roll version of Jingle Bells. Logue and Ramsey have performed in several Herb Strauss Theater productions over the years, including Ramseys recent turn as Sir Robin in Monty Pythons Spamalot and as Frankie in Plaid Tidings, Forever Plaid last season. Patrons may recognize the other cast members, Sami Doherty, Annie Freres and Jessica Humphrey as well as Elizabeth Urbanczyk, who starred as The Lady of the Lake in Monty Pythons Spamalot and Betty Jean in the Marvelous Wonderettes last season. All of the opening night performances include a pre-show reception from 7 to 8 p.m. The Starfish Grille has signed on as a marketing partner for the 2013-14 season and will provide the catering for all the opening night pre-performance receptions. In addition, the Starfish Grille is also offering a complimentary dessert at the restaurant when you present a Herb Strauss Theater ticket envelope from any performance of this season. Tickets are $35 for adults, $5 for students with valid student ID as well as for children 17 and under. Series sampler subscriptions, special discount packages and individual tickets are on sale now. Groups of 10 or more may also be eligible for additional discounts. New discounts for BIG ARTS 35th anniversary season include A Welcome Back Snow Birds Special with an extra 10 percent off select BIG ARTS and Herb Strauss Theater packages and individual tickets. Tickets may be purchased at, by calling the box office at 395-0900 or Herb Strauss Theater Box Office at 472-6862 and at BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. Lighthouse Trimmed For Festive Season The Sanibel Lighthouse was decorated last week with green garland and bright red bows along the upper cornice, providing a colorful addition to the 129-year-old island icon for the holiday season photo by Jeff Lysiak


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 20, 20132 American Legion Post 123 NewsOn Sunday, December 15, American Legion Post 123 will conduct a Fish Fry from 1 to 8 p.m. On Sunday, December 22, stop by Post 123 for BBQ ribs and chicken from 1 to 8 p.m. The Legion will be open on Christmas Day (Wednesday, December 25), serving a ham dinner. Every Wednesday, Post 123 offers $5.95 Hump Day specials. Sanibel 8-Ball Pool League action continues every Monday at 5 p.m. Come by and cheer on your team. Texas Holdem is played Thursdays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. New players are welcome but must be American Legion members. Every Friday, Post 123 serves a six-ounce rib eye steak sandwich all day. The halfpound 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 Gold Star Kids ReturnThe young boy who put change in The Salvation Army kettle on Betty Barrus watch last year returned again this holiday season. Last year, Barrus gave the boy a gold star for his donation, explaining to him that the star would show everyone what a good boy he was in helping those less fortunate. He later returned with a bouquet of flowers for Barrus, which brought a tear to her eye. This year, the boy brought his sister along, and more flowers for Barrus. Brother and sister both put change in the kettle and got gold stars from Barrus, who was ringing the bell at Baileys General Store on Sunday, December 8. Gold Star Kids with Betty Barrus HISTORIC CAPTIVA HISTORIC CAPTIVA e Rev. George E. Morris11580 Chapin Lane Captiva 1-239-472-1646S Mbtn WbtfrnDt Ttnnb Crtnff ETf, Dt Mfn : Ctb Snn Cnr Stn :Crtnff DFn Wbtfrn Dt S Mbtn WbtfrnDt Magni cent Christmas Lights will be on every night til 9pm thru January 11, 2014 Prbb P M. Ftn Chapel By The Sea Chapel By The Sea OH COME, LET US ADORE HIM, OH COME, LET US ADORE HIM, CHRIST THE LORD CHRIST THE LORD WE HOPE YOULL JOIN US FORCHRISTMAS EVEChildrens Service w/ Eucharist, childrens procession, carols & candlelight at 5 oclock Traditional Service of Eucharist, hymns, carols & candlelight at 8 oclockCHRISTMAS DAY10:00 in the morning A traditional service of Eucharist, hymns & carols. St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church2304 Periwinkle Way Sanibel (239)472-2173 Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email


3 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 20, 2013 Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ presents A Holiday Season of Memorable Services presents A Holiday Season of Memorable Services December 22, 2013 December 22, 2013 4th Sunday in Advent 4th Sunday in Advent Pastor John H. Danner, Preaching Pastor John H. Danner, Preaching 7:45 AM, 9:00 AM & 11:00 AM in our Sanctuary 7:45 AM, 9:00 AM & 11:00 AM in our Sanctuary December 24, 2013 December 24, 2013 Annual Lighthouse Beach Christmas Eve Service Annual Lighthouse Beach Christmas Eve Service 5:00 PM, a free-will o ering will bene t F.I.S.H. and the Salvation Army 5:00 PM, a free-will o ering will bene t F.I.S.H. and the Salvation Army Christmas Eve Candlelight Service in our Sanctuary Christmas Eve Candlelight Service in our Sanctuary 9:00 PM 9:00 PM December 29, 2013 December 29, 2013 Bell Sunday Bell Sunday A Stargazers Story (Dramatic Monologue) by Pastor John H. Danner A Stargazers Story (Dramatic Monologue) by Pastor John H. Danner 7:45 AM, 9:00 AM & 11:00 AM 7:45 AM, 9:00 AM & 11:00 AM Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ 2050 Perwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 239.4720497 2050 Perwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 239.4720497 ALL ARE ALL ARE WELCOME! WELCOME! The Holiday Strollsubmitted by Melissa CongressI was looking for a fun activity to do with my family and had heard about The Holiday Stroll, which benefits the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. Little did I know, this stroll would be filled with activities for kids of all ages! I watched my collegeaged 20-year-old daughter and 19-yearold son smile the same way as my 10 and 16-year-olds. Your admission includes a lovely trolley sleigh ride complete with elves, snow and holiday carols that entertain you on a quick ride to the North Pole. Once you arrive there, you can sit and talk with Santa, drink hot cocoa and cider and look at all the twinkle lights overlooking the beautiful Captiva Island waters. The kids loved the Snow Room and the photo booth, which takes four pictures and prints them automatically. As if that isnt enough, there is a face painter, balloon maker, holiday chorus and freshly made smores for even the youngest little elf or snow princess to enjoy. If you havent had the chance to go, youre in luck. The South Seas Holiday Stroll runs again from December 19 until December 22. It is the perfect evening night out for a family of all ages. Tickets can be purchased at Chadwick Square for $20 when you attend the event, and children ages 12 and under are free. Your admission to the event is a 100 percent contribution to the hospital. All of the lights and activities were paid for by sponsorships. For more information, call South Seas Island Resort at 472-5111. You wont want to miss out on this holiday extravaganza benefitting the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. Holiday Mini-Golf Offers Family FunFor the 19th year, The Community House will be turned into a putters paradise, with an entire course of colorful indoor golf holes. It will take place Thursday, December 26 through Sunday, December 29, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission for open play is $3 for adults and $2 for children under 12. Tony Lapi, creator and long-time organizer of the event, said, We have 100 sponsors who pay $125 each to help underwrite the event and decorate the holes, which keeps our admission price low and also makes it a nice fundraiser for The Community House. We are hoping to get even more sponsors this year. Event Chairs Lapi and Sally and Billy Kirkland are following up with local businesses for sponsorships. Volunteers are needed to collect admission, issue putters and serve snacks. Call 472-2155 to sign up. Lions, Rotary, Kiwanis and Zonta members have volunteered for shifts to make this event happen. For more information or to be an SCA sponsor, visit or call 472-2155. The Congress family at the Holiday Stroll Holiday mini-golf at The Community House


Zonta Club Chooses Peek Homes With CareThe question is often asked: how does the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva choose the four island homes featured each year on their popular A Peek at the Unique home tour? The answer: very carefully. The annual event is unlike any other home tour, on which one might see grand homes with exquisite furnishings. Instead, the Peek promises uniqueness, and while that may mean grand and exquisite, it may also mean sleek and modern or small and funky. The event, which raises funds to support programs that improve womens lives, has been a sell-out since 2002. This means that 48 different homes (no repeats!) have made it on to this exclusive list. The key to Peek home selection, according to Zontian Orlene Shimberg, who has helped identify homes for the past eight years, is starting early. The house team has been reviewing potential locations since the summer, Shimberg explained, and while we have some great candidates, we are still looking for that perfect balance that keeps our tour guests coming back. First on the list of must-haves, Shimberg continued, is the vital element of uniqueness. This could mean an outstanding art collection, eclectic style, historic value, or fabulous architecture, she said. We like to provide contrast with previous years, since 70 percent of Peekers are repeat guests. Last year, Zonta was privileged to work with the Woodring family and the Ding Darling Wildlife Society to add the 100-year-old Woodring homestead to the tour, during the Wildlife Societys campaign to purchase the homestead for permanent conservation. This was an absolutely unique experience and an outstanding favorite of many of our guests, Shimberg said. Sources for potential homes include area contractors, decorators, landscapers, realtors, personal friends and even former Peek homeowners. Anyone who might know of an intriguing home may call 395-4562 with this information. The team prefers continued on page 38 Zontians Carolyn Swiney and Joanne Marriott look at a before and after photo album at one home The 2013 Peek selection committee listening to Jean Woodring at the Woodring homestead Old Yeller, a delightful Captiva Cottage, was featured in 2003 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.Telephone: 239.472.2763 3559 Sanibel-Captiva Rd., Sanibel Island at the intersection of Rabbit Road Christmas EveTuesday, December 24 Mass at 5:00 pm and 10:00 pm Christmas DayWednesday, December 25 Mass at 10:30 am ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 20, 20134


Let it glow...Let it glow...Let it glow.Make this holiday bright, The Congress Collection 5 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 20, 2013


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 20, 20136 ALL WAYS ALL WAYS TRAVEL TRAVEL Af liate of Preferred Travel of Naples, Inc. Af liate of Preferred Travel of Naples, Inc. Member of Signature Travel Network Member of Signature Travel Network Where Will You Vacation Next? Where Will You Vacation Next? 239.472.3171 239.472.3171 The Folks at The Folks at Wish you a Wish you a Happy Holiday Season Happy Holiday Season and a and a Healthy New Year Healthy New Year Center 4 Life ScheduleCheck out all the activities at the Center 4 Life. Meet your friends or make some new. If you are interested in membership, contact Island Seniors, Inc. for details. The Center 4 Life will close at noon on Tuesday, December 24 and will be closed Wednesday, December 25 for the Christmas holiday. 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. iPad & iPhone Classes Tuesday and Thursday, 9 to 11 a.m. Cost is $60 per session for members, $90 per session for non-members. Class size is limited. Instructor is Ronda Seifer Walis. Class dates are: iPad Introduction January 7 and 9 or February 4 and 6 iPad Intermediate January 14 and 16 or February 11 and 13 iPhone Intermediate January 21 and 23 or February 18 and 20. Page Turners with Ann Rodman If you are not on the Page Turners list and would like to be included, email The next selection is: Wednesday, January 8 at 2:30 p.m. The featured book is The Forgotten by David Baldacci. Fitness Classes are available and all ages are welcome. Island Seniors, Inc. members are $3.50 per class, visitors are $6 per class. Annual membership is $20. Sanibel Recreation Center members must show their membership cards to attend. The fitness class schedule is: 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. Mahnaz Bassiri is the instructor. Power Hour Fitness Tuesday and Thursday at 8 a.m. Hand weights, stretch cords and stability balls, along with mats, are used to strengthen your muscles. Improve core strength and balance. Mahnaz Bassiri is the instructor. Gentle Yoga 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. Kris Brown is the instructor. Chair Yoga Tuesday and Thursday at 11 a.m. Stretch, tone and strengthen while improving flexibility, proper alignment and circulation. For varying experience levels that need a chair to assist them. Bring a towel. Kris Brown is the instructor. 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. Sanibel Community Church Candlelight Christmas Eve Services Dr. Daryl Donovan Preaching Tuesday Evening, December 24 Three Services of Worship 6:00 p.m...Contemporary Worship with S.C.C. Praise Band under the stars in the Courtyard. 8:00 p.m...Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary. Dynamic Christmas Music by the Chancel Choir. 10:00 p.m...Traditional Worship concluding with communion in the Historic Chapel. Sanibel Community Church 1740 Periwinkle Way 239-472-2684 Read us online at To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


7 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 20, 2013 Merrie Jo Snow Merrie Jo SnowNow showing original paintings and limited edition ne art giclee prints Seasons Greetings!See my original painting and prints Sailing the Colgate 26 at 2 Islands Gallery, Chadwicks Square at South Seas Resort, Captiva See my original paintings and prints of Sanibel Captiva Conservation Land 1 & 2 at Sanibel Art & Frame, 639 Tarpon Bay Rd., Sanibel Island(239) 233-8115 www.merriejosnow.comPainting on location, Captiva Spotlight On CHR submitted by Claudia BurnsJess Shelton was in the right place at the right time when she met Birgie Vertesch, executive director of the Ding Darling Wildlife Society, who was visiting Hanover College for a class reunion. Shelton was about to graduate from Hanover and was seeking employment, so Vertesch suggested she for an internship at Ding Darling. Shelton jumped at the chance to work on Sanibel, as she had frequently vacationed here with her family. Not only did she win the internship, Shelton proved so helpful to the Ding staff, she was offered a full-time position as associate director of development and public outreach. In addition, she qualified for CHRs affordable housing and found a home on the island. Vertesch appreciates the skill set Shelton brings to the job. During her internship, I saw how capable she is in so many areas. Now she has become my good right arm and helps spread the word about the mission of the Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge and the Wildlife Society especially via the Internet and social media, which are crucial methods of communicating and marketing nowadays. Jess also assists with all facets of community outreach, administrative tasks and our gift shop, Vertesch added. And, having her here on the island makes her available for weekend and evening events so Im especially grateful for the CHR affordable housing program. Needless to say, Shelton is thrilled with her new job, new location and new abode. If I hadnt been accepted into CHRs program, I would have had to live off island. This is a very demanding job, and I dont think I could have considered it if Id had to commute from the mainland. CHR is a 501(c)3 organization that has partnered for more than 30 years with the City of Sanibel to provide affordable housing for people who live and/ or work on the island, plus senior and disabled Sanibel citizens. With more than 117 residents occupying 74 rental units and 14 limited-equity ownership homes in 11 complexes throughout the island, CHR is an essential resource for those who provide the services for islanders. CHR residents contribute in numerous ways to island life and often volunteer for/lead island organizations. CHR depends on donations to help cover the ongoing maintenance, refurbishment and repair of CHR buildings and grounds, and will hold its 2nd annual Mardi Gras fundraiser on March 1. For more information about CHR, visit, stop by their office at 2401 Library Way, or call 472-1189. Jess Shelton tests a QR code on Wildlife Drive Birgie Vertesch and Jess Shelton work on the Ding Darling Wildlife Societys enewsletter, Ding on the Wing Ding Darling iNatureTrail sign 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


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 20, 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 Fire Holds Ceremony To Welcome New ApparatusOn December 11, the Sanibel Fire Rescue District held the traditional wettingdown ceremony to officially welcome the arrival of the new fire apparatus. The ceremony was held at Station One on Palm Ridge Road, with some of Sanibels firefighters as well as Sanibel Fire Commissioners Mike Lawrence, Jerry Muench and Bruce Cochrane. The ceremony gives the fire apparatus its first washing, and at the end, the firefighters push the engine back into the bay. The new apparatus replaces a piece of equipment that was 18 years old; the average lifespan of a fire apparatus is 15 to 18 years. This new apparatus has many new technological features that allow firefighters to be better prepared for incidents, while it also carries all the equipment necessary for fire and medical type calls. The new apparatus was manufactured by Sutphen Fire Apparatus out of Columbus, Ohio. Some may recognize the name as Thomas Sutphen is a part-time resident of Sanibel. The company was started back in 1890 by C.H. Sutphen, Toms grandfather. It is the oldest family-owned fire apparatus manufacturer still in existence. The staff at Sanibel Fire Rescue District invite the community to stop by and visit and tour the newest member of the Sanibel family. Commissioners Bruce Cochrane, Mike Lawrence and Jerry Muench Tradition of pushing the apparatus back into station by Sanibel Commissioners and firefighters Traditional wetting-down of Sanibel Fire Rescue Districts new apparatus


9 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 20, 2013 St. Isabel Womens Guild NewsThis month, members of St. Isabel Womens Guild sponsored the Christmas Angel Project through Catholic Charities. One hundred angel tags were taken from a special Christmas tree by parishioners who fulfilled the needs and wishes of the child whose information was on the tag. Guild members gathered to fill over 200 decorated Christmas bags with toiletries to be given to ladies in nursing homes. A collection at the church allowed the guild to give a substantial donation to Catholic Charities to help families who are cared for by the organization. Brenda Segura, organizer of the charity and Arline Ford, president of the guild with the many bags of toiletries Father Christopher Senk, pastor of St. Isabels Church, by the Christmas Angel Tree Chance To Start 2014 With Big WinTickets for a 50/50 raffle to benefit the City of Sanibel Financial Assistance Program are on sale and the organizers say they make good stocking stuffers. Half the proceeds go to the financial assistance program to help children attend the after school, fun days, summer and holiday camps at the Sanibel Recreation Center and the other half goes to the winner. The winning ticket will be drawn at 11:45 p.m. on New Years Eve. Ticket holders need not be present to win. Each previous winner received: 2009 $1,032.50 2010 $1,240.00 2011 $2,205.00 2012 $1,925.00 Tickets are $5 for a book of six and are available at the recreation center. For more information call 472-0345 or call Barry A. Roth at 313-9591. Captiva Island, Florida (across from The Bubble Room Restaurant) 239-472-8442Seasonal December 18 April 10 11am 4pmalbertmeadowantiques@yahoo.comAlbert Meadow Antiques THE FUTURE HAS AN ANCIENT HEART Antique Diamond and Estate Jewelry American PaintingsTIFFANY ~ GALLE ~ ROOKWOOD ~ PERIOD BRONZES STERLING SILVER ~ ART NOUVEAU ~ ART DECO Email your editorial copy to: It is election time at IWA again, and next year two seats on our Board of Directors will be up for election. The seats are currently held by John R. Cunningham, and Ralph E. Sloan. Mr. Cunningham is completing his 2nd term, and Mr. Sloan is running for re-election for his 1st full term after completing the late Mr. Gardners term. IWA is governed by a ve member Board of Directors who serve without pay. Directors must be residents of Sanibel or Captiva, so that they can attend all Board meetings, and must be IWA Members or an of cial representative of a condominium or other IWA Corporate Member. Directors must have no con ict of interest, including but not limited to, active involvement in an enterprise which could potentially do business with IWA or which could bene t from involvement with IWA. Meetings are normally held on the fourth Tuesday of every month. Directors are elected by the Membership at IWAs Annual Meeting to be held in April. Anyone who would like to run for one of the open seats should contact our Board Recording Secretary, Beau Stanley, at (239) 472-2113 (extension 114) or by e-mail at by no later than January 10, 2014 A background check will be run on all Board candidates.


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 20, 201310 Limited Edition Christmas Ornaments The Sanibel School Music Departments 2013 Sanibel Island Christmas ornaments are on sale for $10 each at Baileys General Store and Bank of the Islands. There is a limited quantity of 300 ornaments. Each year, the music department custom designs a new ornament to raise funds for the music program. All proceeds help with the purchase of music, instruments and equipment for the program to benefit grades K-8. This years ornament features shades of gold and white with green seahorses. For more information, call The Sanibel School at 472-1617. This years Christmas ornament C D resort wear | cruise wear beach wedding wear | europe vacation wear (beside Jasons Deli)239.437.4555 with this ad 10 % OFF ENTIRE PURCHASE Community House Gets Gift From Shell Islands Garden ClubThe Shell Islands Garden Club, which was formed over 22 years ago, is officially recognized by the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs. The club hosts monthly meetings October through May and supports many national, local, state and national organizations and projects, including the National Garden Club, ECHO (Educational Concerns for Hunger Organizations), environmental camps for students and plantings along Sanibels Periwinkle Way. One of the clubs annual causes is The Community House. Recently, the club donated a $500 gift to The Community House. Maggie Butcher, current club president, said, We enjoy being a part of the historical Community House, having our meetings here and working with the flexible and accommodating staff. This donation helps assure the renovation funds are available. The Shell Islands Garden Club, which began with 12 charter members and currently has about 60, is mostly made up of amateur gardeners and flower arrangers but through guest speakers, activities and live demonstrations during their meetings, members are continuously expanding their knowledge about horticulture and floral design. For more information on facility availability or other SCA-sponsored events, visit or call 472-2155. Teen Scene Hunger GamesOn December 20 from 6 to 9 p.m. the Sanibel Recreation Center will host a friendly version of the hit movie The Hunger Games. Teens will compete for winning scores during a series of movie-related challenges in the recreation center gymnasium. There is no charge for recreation center members. Non-members will require a day pass for entry. Closed toe footwear is required. Refreshments will be served. For more information on the Teen Scene or this event contact the recreation center at 472-0345. Duplicate BridgeOn December 10, there were four tables in play at The Sanibel Community Association. The winners were: 1. Gini Gersack and Ann Levinsohn 2. Clara and Terry Terrana 3. Ana and Robert Finks The game runs for six months, November through April at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays, at The Community House, located at 2173 Periwinkle Way. For further information, call Susan Willoughby at 281-3258. Voted Best Join a Growing List of SupportersELECT MR. DENNISWorld Famous Sanibel Barber since 1984For Quality Professional HaircuttingMEN AND BOYS Razor Styling Beard Trimming etc.Sanibel Barber ShopWalk-in Shop located at Baileys Shopping CenterCall (239) 472-5626 for HoursPaid for and approved by Dennis for Sanibel Barber 1628 Periwinkle Way 472-2893 Heart of the Islands, SanibelOpen Daily at 10am D ai l y at 10a m e m Tropical Fabrics Tropical Fabrics Novelty Yarn Novelty Yarn Quilting Quilting Notions Notions Beads Beads Scrapbook Papers Scrapbook Papers Childrens Crafts Childrens Crafts Art Supplies Art Supplies Shell Crafts Shell Crafts Gifts Gifts Find us on Ask about our Sewing Machine Rental Program! Ask about our Sewing Machine Rental Program!


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ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 20, 201312 DR. JAMES AMASA FRIZZELLDr. James Amasa Frizzell, 70, of Sanibel, lost his battle with cancer at Hope Hospice in Fort Myers on December 15, 2013. Jim, born on October 26, 1943, was the son of the late Theodore and Martha Frizzell of Charlestown, New Hampshire. He is survived by his loving wife, Janet Frizzell of Sanibel, and his son, Justin, and his wife, Laurie, and granddaughter, Aria Frizzell of Annapolis Junction, Maryland. He is also survived by his sisters and brother: Katharine Trinka and her husband, Edwin Blaisdell, North Haverhill, New Hampshire; Theodora Todi and her husband, Thomas Frick, Charlotte, North Carolina; Elizabeth Betsy and her husband, Allyn Bascom, Port Charlotte, Florida; Robert Bob and his wife, Polly Frizzell, Charlestown, New Hampshire; 16 nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, Julian Frizzell. Jim grew up in Charlestown, New Hampshire, graduated from UNH in 1964, and medical school at UVM in 1968. His medical internship was at Denver General Hospital, followed by Internal Residence at Dartmouth Medical School. He spent two years in the Army during the Vietnam War (at Walter Reed Hospital), finally completing his fellowship in Gastroenterology at Dartmouth. Jim began his career as a gastroenterologist in Frederick, Maryland in 1974, the first sub-specialist in Frederick. In 1988, he built and opened the Frederick Medical and Surgical Building, which included the Frederick Surgical Center, one of the first ambulatory surgical centers in Maryland. He continued his practice, with Janet as Practice Manager, until retiring in 2010. Jim and Janet have had a home on Sanibel since 1997 and own several businesses, including Huxters Market and Deli, Huxters Liquors and Sanibel Spirits. Since their retirement, they have become permanent residents of Sanibel. Jim, along with Janet, became involved with the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village where he was on the Board of Directors. A memorial service will be held at the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village at a later date. Funeral services will be held at the Charlestown Congregational Church in Charlestown, New Hampshire on Saturday, December 21. Burial will be held in Pine Crest Cemetery in Charlestown in the spring. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Jims memory to Sanibel Historical Museum and Village, 950 Dunlop Road, Sanibel, FL 33957 or Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908. To view an online memorial, send a message of condolence or for more information, visit FRANCES (FOTI) MACHNO-SLATTERYAn angel of a lady who was most kind, loving, caring and giving, Frances (Foti) Machno-Slattery of Ware, Massachusetts and Sanibel Island, Florida entered into eternal rest on Friday, December 13, 2013. She was born in Ludlow on March 26, 1929 and was the beloved daughter of the late Frank and Ada (Pasquini) Foti, immigrants of Italy. Fran and her first husband, the late Edward J. Machno, owned the Hadley Garden Center in Hadley, Massachusetts. On their retirement they sold the present business of fifty years to Tom Giles who was like an adopted son, and his wife, Janine. Everyone who knew Fran loved her. She was affectionately called Aunt by many. Her smile and laugh radiated and will be remembered forever. She enjoyed Italian cooking and travelling around the world. Her greatest joy in life was her family and friends. She was predeceased by her first husband, Edward J. Machno; her sister, Pauline and her baby brother, Richard Foti; her sister-in-law, Victoria (Machno) Kuzmeski-Banas and husband, Edward Banas; and a dear and beloved niece Theresa Banas who passed in January of this year. She sadly leaves behind her husband of 12 years, Dennis P. Slattery; her stepson, Daniel Slattery and his wife Dorothy; and stepson, Kevin Slattery. She was the proud and loving Nona of Sydney, Joey and William Slattery. Fran had the greatest love and was most proud of her nephew, Father Charles Kuzmeski, pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Granby, Massachusetts. She would always introduce him as my nephew, the priest. Words cannot express the kindness and devotion he gave to his Aunt Fran throughout her life and all the assistance and love until her passing. She also cared deeply for her nieces and nephews; Chris Samhammer, Eric Samhammer, Trish Whiston, Michael Foti, Mark Foti and Angela Taylor. She also leaves her brother-in-law, Claire Samhammer. Fran loved Sanibel Island and her extended family at Seascape. She had a special place in her heart for St. Isabels Church and its pastor, Fr. Christopher Senk. A special thank-you to Keystone Commons of Ludlow, Wing Memorial Hospital and Palmer Healthcare Center for their fine care during this past year. The family will receive friends for visiting hours on Friday, December 20 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Czelusniak Funeral Home of Northampton, 173 North St., Northampton, Massachusetts. Funeral services will be Saturday morning from the Czelusniak Funeral Home of Northampton at 8:45 a.m. followed by a liturgy of Christian burial at 10 a.m. at Most Holy Redeemer Church, 120 Russell Street, Hadley. Burial will follow in Holy Rosary cemetery, Hadley. Memorial remembrances in Frans memory may be made to the Machno-Slattery Memorial Scholarship Fund, PO Box 206, Ware, MA 01082-0206, Daughters of the Immaculate Conception or any church affiliated with her dear nephew, Father Charles Kuzmeski. DONALD EDWARD STACYLong-time Sanibel resident Donald Stacy, 59, died peacefully at his home on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 after a year-long battle with cancer. He was born in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1954. He graduated from Breck School in 1972, then went on to earn a degree in chemistry from St. Paul Technical Vocational Institute. In 1976, he enlisted in the United States Coast Guard. In the Coast Guard, he completed his basic training in Alameda, California, where he served in the honorary Color Guard, carrying the American flag. He finished basic training at the top of his class which earned him his pick of billets he chose Honolulu. He attended the USCG Training Center at Yorktown, Virginia, thus qualifying for sea duty on the Coast Guard Cutter Jarvis, a 320foot search and rescue ship, patrolling the waters of the Pacific, between Hawaii and Alaska. While aboard the Jarvis, he served as a Marine Science Technician, collecting and analyzing oceanographic and meteorological data. He received an Honorable Discharge from the Coast Guard in 1980. In Minnesota, he was employed by Metro Waste Control, Hutchinson Technology, Honeywell Physical Sciences Center, Control Data Temps and 3-M. In 1988, Don moved to Florida and he worked in chemical labs for a time. Because of a lifelong passion for boating, he enrolled in Daytonas Marine Institute of Technology, where he earned several Marine Mechanic certifications. His employment history includes First Light, Fort Myers Beach and Deep Lagoon Marinas. Most recently, he worked on the islands in the hospitality field at Tween Waters Inn, Beachview and The West Wind Inn. Don was known for his quick wit, love for animals and passion for knowledge. He was proud of his affiliation with the Sanibel-Captiva American Legion, where he served in various official capacities for many years. Don was predeceased by his father, Edward F. Stacy of Sanibel, his step-dad William Keller of Sanibel, his maternal grandparents Sophie and Thomas Gorkoski of Duluth, Minnesota, and his paternal grandparents Agnes and William Stachowiak, also of Duluth. His is survived by his wife of 17 years, Elaine (Falk) Stacy of Sanibel, his mother Marjorie (Gorkoski) Keller of Sanibel, his sister Carol Ann Pauli of Sanibel, and nieces Madeline Pauli and Janet Pauli of Zurich, Switzerland. Memorial services were held at the Chapel By The Sea on Captiva and at the Sanibel-Captiva American Legion on December 15. Those wishing to honor Dons life may make donations to the Gulf Coast Humane Society or National Public Radio, to which Don listened exclusively. Christmas Eve Services The Village Church at Shell Point Retirement Community welcomes the community to attend Christmas Eve candlelight services on Tuesday, December 24 at 4:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. All are welcome to gather with family and friends for a special service including caroling, holiday music and an inspirational message from Senior Pastor Andy Hawkins. We welcome visitors all year, but we are especially happy to share the joy of the Christmas season with new friends, said Pastor Randy Woods, minister of worship and music for The Village Church. The Village Church at Shell Point is a ministry of The Christian and Missionary Alliance and serves a congregation of more than 600. The church is located near the entrance to the Island at Shell Point and seats 1,000 people. OBITUARY OBITUARY OBITUARY Read us online at


13 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 20, 2013 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 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 Christmas At Community ChurchChristmas Eve services begin at 6 p.m. at the Sanibel Community Church with services under the stars in the courtyard. Shepherds come, bringing their sheep to proclaim the Messiahs birth. The Contemporary Praise Team leads with traditional Christmas carols as well as modern Christmas songs of praise. The service concludes with the lighting of the candles and the singing of Silent Night. At 8 p.m. Christmas Eve services will be in the main sanctuary, with the Chancel Choir leading in powerful traditional carols of Christmas. As lighted candles are lifted celebrating the true light that has come into the world, the congregation remembers the true meaning of Christmas. A third Christmas Eve service culminates with a candlelight service in the historic chapel at 10 p.m. and concludes with sharing in the Lords Supper. Dr. Daryl Donovan, senior pastor, will be preaching at all three services. Sanibel Community Church is located at 1740 Periwinkle Way (next to Jerrys Market). It is a non-denominational evangelical congregation. All are welcome. For more information call 472-2684 or visit 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


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ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 20, 201316 Madison Gaughan, 12, caught her first snook ever, a 34-inch fish caught on a white bait in Pine Island Sound. Gaughan was fishing with local guide Sea Reed Charters. The fish was safely released back into the water. Madison Gaughan with her catch Fish Caught Local Sanibel-Captiva Island sheller Mike Gillmore aka The Shellebrity found a large junonia near the lighthouse on November 22 just before sunset. The junonia was rolling up against the rock piling that Gillmore was searching around. This junonia was an extra special find as he found it on the eve of his birthday! Shell Found Mike Gillmore with his junonia find 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-Sa t $ 99. 9 5 Sta i n l ess Stee l Po w er 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 Available at:Sanibel Art & Frame 630 Tarpon Rd. Sanibel 395-1350 Two Islands Gallery Chadwicks Square Captiva 472-7633www.ikkimatsumoto.comIkki Matsumoto Paintings & PrintsFancy-Footed Booby Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email


17 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 20, 2013 CROW Case Of The Week: CROW Takes Part In National Red Tide Studyby Patricia MolloyOn October 31, Dr. Heather Barron, hospital director, spoke at the Harmful Algal Bloom Symposium in Sarasota, hosted this year by Mote Marine Laboratory. The annual international conference was attended by 100 scientists who are actively studying the many toxins produced by harmful algal blooms. Experts shared their research on how to detect potential outbreaks and how to treat illness caused by exposure to them. Algal blooms are a natural event. Harmful algal blooms were probably around long before humans. But what we see is that they are getting worse, explained Dr. Heather. Some years are really bad and some years are better. But there is a general upward trend. CROWs participation in the symposium came after a cooperative study with the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation and the University of Miami Clinical Pathology Lab focusing on brevetoxin (BTX), the disease caused by red tide exposure. It is a really good example of how conservation medicine works. Conservation medicine is that inter-related area of environmental health, animal health and human health, and brevetoxicosis is a perfect example. Of the 23 different species that tested positive for BTX last year at CROW, 70 percent were double-crested cormorants. Seabirds contract brevetoxin from ingesting infected fish, and in a lesser degree, by breathing the toxin in. Cormorants are particularly sensitive to exposure. To Dr. Heathers surprise, there was little knowledge in conservation medicine about how to treat the disease in individual animals.The release rate reported at other wildlife rehabilitation facilities is 27 to 46 percent. At CROW, more that 50 percent of patients admitted with brevetoxicosis are successfully treated and released. The reason for the significant gap is directly correlated to how the patients are treated.The standard treatment at most wildlife hospitals is supportive care fluids and food high in nutrients in the hope that the patients will process the disease on their own. While many patients do recover with supportive care alone, at CROW, Dr. Heather targets the most serious of symptoms. If they are in kidney failure, we treat them for kidney failure. If they have acute liver issues, we treat them for that. If they are anemic, we give them a blood transfusion. If you target your therapy and are continued on page 38 Nearly 70 percent of patients admitted to CROW with brevetoxicosis are double-crested cormorants. Dr. Heather refers to the species as the poster child of the disease. 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 20, 201318 Little Boat Traffic, Great Weather No Complaintsby Capt. Matt MitchellAnother week of near-perfect weather and little to no boat traffic on the sound what more could anglers ask for in mid-December? This time each year between Thanksgiving and Christmas is always some of the least congested time on the water as a lot of our seasonal visitors and residents do not arrive until after the New Year. While fishing all week it was great to have whole shorelines and creek systems to ourselves. For the next few weeks net fishing for roe mullet is in full swing with the price of mullet currently high and right around $2 a pound. This week I saw more mullet boats on the sound than mullet. Until we get another cold snap it does not look like the annual event of the mullet leaving the estuaries in huge numbers and heading into the gulf to spawn will happen. When this does kick into high gear, be ready for some crazy sight fishing action for big sharks around these mullet schools. A chunk of fresh cut mullet or ladyfish pitched out in front of a shark in shallow water will get a hook-up almost every time. Catch-andrelease snook fishing action was on fire again this week. Live shiners had snook of all sizes feeding well. Most windblown mangrove shorelines with good tide movement held good numbers of snook. Oyster bars in the middle sound were a good bet too, on the higher periods of water during the morning tides. Chumming live shiners quickly let you know if you were in the right place as snook would explode on them. Many of these same areas held a few redfish too but all in all I have really struggled to get on consistently bigger redfish action the last few weeks. The average size of trout in the sound keeps getting bigger as our water gets clearer. This week we caught many trout over the 20-inch maximum size with even a few pushing close to 27 inches. These big gator trout were caught shiner fishing in deep mangrove creeks on the low incoming tides. The faster the incoming tide the better the trout bite was. As with snook fishing, chumming live shiners in these creeks did not hurt a bit. Out on the flats, trout were a little smaller all though mostly all over the 15-inch minimum size. A popping cork with a shiner made for non-stop action on all kinds of fish. Mixed in with trout on the deeper flats in the fourto six-foot range were lots of Spanish mackerel, jacks, bluefish and ladyfish. This was fast-paced action and easy fishing. Some of the more productive flats this week included the Fosters Point area of North Captiva, grass flats west of Demere Key and the Red Light Shoal area in the southern sound. If you could find feeding birds in these areas, the action was a sure thing. Sheepshead fishing is still a little hit and miss and seems late to get going this year. The warm weather is not good for this species to move into the sound to spawn. This week after the warm-up it seemed like all the bigger sheepshead I have been seeing on docks and in deeper mangrove creeks just about vanished. If youre looking for tasty food fish, mangrove snapper are in all the places the sheepshead should be and are running much larger than usual for this time of year. Simply fish with shiners instead of shrimp. Summing up the week, Id say great catch and release snook fishing on live shiners in December gotta love it!Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions email Send Us Your Fish TalesThe Island Sun would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, or email to; or call Anne Mitchell at 395-1213. An angler holds a 30-inch snook he caught and released while fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEADS FACTORY TRAINED MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISERCourteous Professional Marine Repair Service Dockside Service Serving Sanibel & Captiva For Life472-3380 466-3344 Your Bottom Call on Paint PricesDave Doane NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEA D S FA C T O RY T R A I N E D MER C U RY MARINER JO HN SO N EVINR U DE S UZUKI YAMAHA O M C I/ O S MER C RU I S E R C ourteous Professional Marine Repair S erv i ce D oc k s i d e S erv i ce S ervin g S anibel & C aptiva For Li f e Y B t t Yo ur Botto m Yo ur B ot to m C Call on Paint Prices Call on Paint Prices Da v e D oa n e 1 BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island


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ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 20, 201320 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 ViewDomestic Cats, Coyotes And the Sanibel Rice Ratby Mark Bird WestallSupposedly, the City of Sanibel was incorporated in order to insure that we humans do not destroy the natural ecosystems of the island, and the wild creatures that live in them, as a result of our development practices. However, as I have stated many times before, the implementation of our environmentally-friendly land use policies not only attracted nature lovers such as myself, but also those that were really more interested in finding a home in paradise where the rest of humanity could somehow legally be kept at bay. I call those folks the pseudo-environmentalists, Im an environmentalist, but what is that snake or alligator doing in my backyard? Wouldnt he rather be in the refuge? But whatever the true reasons for the islands low-density human development, the citizens of Sanibel should be proud of how much the island still functions in an ecologically sound way. Sixty to 70 percent of the island is in conservation ownership. People from around the world come to Sanibel to visit the islands vibrant mangrove estuary in the Ding Darling Refuge and then after a week or two return to their crowded, ecologically sterile communities. Another less recognized but equally important ecosystem, one that makes Sanibel so incredibly unique, is the islands Interior Freshwater Wetlands system. And luckily, through great effort, this system has also been predominantly preserved and has been managed back from the drained, Brazilian pepper-dominated biological desert of the early 1980s, into a healthy, diverse natural habitat. I believe it is the combination of these two distinct wetlands environments that allows Sanibel Island to have such a vibrant and diverse biodiversity. But there is a furry, little-known, rodent that lives primarily in the freshwater wetlands ecosystem that is listed as a Threatened Species by the State of Florida and, even with all the conservation efforts on the island, could easily slip into oblivion if we are not careful. That little creature is a subspecies of rice rat known as the Sanibel Island rice rat. Now, before you start going, Eeekk! A rat! Who cares a hoot about a rat! just think of Stuart Little. These little guys look a lot like Stuart Little. And another thing that should make Sanibelites willing to tolerate their presence; they are rarely, if ever, found in homes (unlike the black rat) and they are only found on Sanibel! Almost nothing is known about this subspecies, so most information about its life history is summarized from the similar marsh rice rat. They feed primarily on animals such as insects, crabs and snails, but will also eat plants such as various species of marsh grasses. They are preyed upon by owls, hawks, snakes, river otters and raccoons. And even though they can breed throughout the year, with an average litter size of four or five and sexual maturity being reached between the ages of 50 and 60 days old, rarely does a Sanibel Island rice rat make it to being one year old. With the building of the causeway in the early 1960s and the countys plans to turn Sanibel into the next Miami Beach, the resulting habitat destruction in the interior wetlands was a problem for the islands endemic rodent, but with the limited human development allowed on the island today and all of the habitat restoration work that is currently being practiced in the interior wetlands, I doubt that habitat loss is now a serious deterrent to the subspecies survival. But I do have a concern about the impact two invasive species could have on this threatened species chances for survival on the island. One is a species that has recently been able to colonize Sanibel from the mainland and the other is one that humans brought with them when they decided to live full time in paradise: the coyote and the domestic cat. To be continued... 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. Audubon Lecture Schedule 2014Sanibel-Captiva Audubons 2014 lecture series will be held at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. A $5 per person donation is suggested. The line-up: January 9 Everything Osprey, with Mark Bird Westall giving an enlightening and entertaining program on Sanibels favorite bird. January 16 The Birds of Wintergreen, with birding expert and photographer Marshall Faintich, using his exceptional photos to highlight many of the more than 220 species that can be seen in the Wintergreen region of central Virginia. January 23 Hummingbirds and Heliconias of the Lesser Antilles. The relationship of hummingbirds to plants and natures resulting adaptations will be celebrated by Amherst College Professor of Biology Dr. Ethan Temeles. Using dramatic photos, Dr. Temeles will reveal his years of research into the unique hummingbird male/female differences that are requisite for various tropical plant propagation. January 30 Sanibel: The City that Almost Wasnt. Kristie Anders, education sirector of Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF), uses historical photographs, postcards and documents as well as her stimulating narrative to enlighten the audience on the tumultuous period leading to Sanibel becoming a city. February 6 Images to Inspire: The Wonders of Peregrine Falcons, Sandhill Cranes and Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds. San-Cap Audubons own William Heyd returns to provide entry into the private lives of these unique species utilizing his intimate photographs and detailed research. February 13 Beautiful Birds of Sanibel. Renowned authors and longtime Sanibel winter residents, Don and Lillian Stokes, will use examples of Lillians stunning bird photography in a lively presentation to celebrate the wonderful birds of this island paradise. February 20 Comets & Asteroids. Back by popular demand, Sanibels winter astronomer, John Hicks, presents the good, the bad and the ugly characteristics of these celestial bodies prominent in recent news coverage. Are we in danger? He will provide some answers! February 27 Unlocking the Secrets of the Mangrove Cuckoo. For more than a year, Rachel Frieze Mullin and her Ecostudies Institute associates have been conducting the first major study of the rare and elusive mangrove cuckoo on Sanibel Island in the Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. She will divulge the current status of the findings of this study. Our email address is


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ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 20, 201322 Lazy Flamingo, Inc. Lazy Flamingo, Inc. 6520-C Pine Avenue 6520-C Pine Avenue Sanibel, FL 33957 Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-5353 239-472-5353 Lazy Flamingo 3, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 3, Inc. 16501 Stringfellow Rd 16501 Stringfellow Rd Bokeelia, FL 33922 Bokeelia, FL 33922 239-283-5959 239-283-5959 Lazy Flamingo 2, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 2, Inc. 1036 Periwinkle Way 1036 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-6939 239-472-6939 Lazy Flamingo 4, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 4, Inc. 12951 McGregor Blvd. 12951 McGregor Blvd. Ft. Myers, FL 33919 Ft. Myers, FL 33919 239-476-9000 239-476-9000 We have the NFL Ticket Package We have the NFL Ticket Package and the BIG TEN Network and the BIG TEN Network $1.50 Domestic Drafts $6 Domestic Pitchers during the Games $1.50 Domestic Drafts $6 Domestic Pitchers during the Games Four Four Great Great Locations! Locations!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 Power Squadron Charter PartyCommander Chap Vail, AP and co-hosts Joan and P/C Ron Downey, SN welcomed members of the Sanibel-Captiva Power Squadron to the annual holiday charter party at the Kelly Greens Golf and Country Club. The charter party celebrates the holidays and is the annual community service event to collect toys and donations for those children and people in need. Toys will be shared among the students of The Community Montessori School (Community Cooperative Ministries, Inc., Dunbar) and donations will go to CCMI Meals on Wheels or the Brightest Horizons Child Development Center. Entertainment by Danny Morgan and his friend John was sponsored by Fred and Mary Bondurant of Bondurant Realty Group. The Bondurants are active members of the Sanibel-Captiva Power Squadron. The party was another success in the spirit of giving. Ronn and Joan Downey, the party hosts with Chap Vail, commander of the squadron Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture Seriessubmitted by Kevin BedsonNext year will mark 50 years since Rachel Carsons passing in 1964, and her legacy continues to inspire the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education and Florida Gulf Coast University. To honor Carsons legacy, the Center has invited actress Kaiulani Lee to perform her one-woman show, A Sense Of Wonder, for our 2014 Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture. The lecture will take place on Friday, February 21 in the Schein Hall Theater at BIG ARTS on Sanibel Island. Lee will also perform for students and the public on campus on Thursday, February 20 at 7 p.m. at the TheatreLab in the FGCU Arts Complex. Rachel Carson was an author, marine biologist and conservationist whose book Silent Spring drew the worlds attention to the dangers of unregulated pesticide use in the mid-20th century. Silent Spring has been called the most important book of the 20th century it is considered by many to have launched the American environmental movement. Although a majority within the scientific community supported Carsons research, she spent the final days of her life defending Silent Spring from attacks by the chemical industry. Carson testified before President Kennedys Science Advisory Committee while undergoing radiation therapy for cancer. Her book and public appearances helped catalyze conservation movements and persuaded the wider American public to use pesticides and other chemicals more responsibly. While she is most often remembered for her book Silent Spring (1962), Carson also wrote extensively about the ocean. Carson studied English before switching to biology, and in her books Under The Sea Wind (1941), The Sea Around Us (1951) and The Edge Of The Sea (1955), she artfully combines scientific wonder with literary sensibility. Her 1956 essay A Sense Of Wonder examines how the natural world excites our curiosity and astonishment. In the one woman show, A Sense Of Wonder, Kaiulani Lee takes on the role of Rachel Carson in order to showcase Carsons love of the natural world and her fight to defend it. The play takes place in Carsons cottage on the Maine coast shortly after the publication of Silent Spring, where she is simultaneously battling the chemical industry, the government, and the press to get her message to the American people. Lee brings more than 35 years of experience in theatre, film and television to her portrayal of Carson. We are delighted to have Ms. Lee evoke Carsons spirit as a way of commemorating her legacy and the lectures 10-year history. At the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education, we honor Carsons life and work as it illustrates the importance of public policy based on sound science and ethics, the active participation of an ecologically-literate citizenry, and the appreciation of the natural world through environmental education and the literary arts. The Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education is a scholarly center located at Florida Gulf Coast University. The Center works toward realizing the dream of a sustainable and peaceful future for Earth. For additional information, visit To be added to our mailing list or to reserve seating, contact the Center at or 590-7444. Read us online at


23 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 20, 2013 We serve it fresh ....or we dont serve it at all!Merry FishmasFrom All Of Us At CHRISTMAS DAYIn addition to our regular menu we will be featuring: Prime Rib & Roast TurkeyPlus the largest selection of fresh fish on the Islands.CALL 472-HIKE FOR CHRISTMAS RESERVATIONSRaw Bar Open Everyday Christmas Eve through January 4thSanibel Grill Open 4pm Monday-Saturday Timbers Open 4:30-9:00pm Fish Market Open at 11am 472-3128 703 Tarpon Bay Road www.prawnbroker.comWinner Best Seafood 2010-2013Sushi & Sashimi Thursday & Fridays! Sanibel Grill Will Be Open Dec. 24th & 25th4:00-Close Happy Hour Daily 4:00pm 6:00pm 10:00pm Midnight 13 Dinners for $15, before 5:30pm 7 days 35 Years of Fresh Fish on Sanibel Island! OPEN 11:30 am Sunday Showing ALL THE GAMES!Friday is Lobster Night! Timbers Restaurant Open Dec. 24th & 25th4:00-8:00 When the moon hits your eye like a wood fired thin crust pizza, thats Matzaluna... 1200 Periwinkle Way (1/2 Mile west of the Causeway)472-1998 Open 7 Days$8.00 OFF any bottle of wine $25 or more. All Evening.Wine Wednesdays $2.50 OFF HAPPY HOUR4:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m.1/2 OFF House Wine & Wells$1.00 OFF Craft Draft$.50 OFF Bottled BeerPresent this ad to your server. Must be seated prior to 5:30 p.m. Not valid on Wine Wednesday or with any other coupon or discount. Expires 12/24/13The purchase of each adult entree. 12/27/13 Plant SmartPineland Paw Pawby Gerri ReavesPineland paw paw (Asimina reticulata) is a many-branched lowmaintenance shrub that deserves more space in residential and commercial landscapes. It is well-suited to natural gardens, and as the host plant of the Zebra swallowtail butterfly, its a good addition to butterfly gardens, too. It is one of several paw paw species native to Florida, all of which are in the same family as the custard apple. Pineland paw paw typically grows in moist sandy soil in sunny spots and reaches between two and six feet high. Because it often grows in flatwoods, it is also called flatwoods paw paw. It tolerates periodic flooding and nutrient-poor soil, but not salt winds or water. The creamy white three-lobed flowers appear in the cooler months when the branches are almost bare of leaves. The large drooping flowers are made up of three inner and three outer petals, with purplish markings at the bases of the inner ones. The leathery elliptical or oblong leaves are one and one-half to three and one-half inches long. They sometimes have rolled-under edges. A network of veins in the leaves earns the species another common name, netted paw paw. Edible oblong fruits measure one to three inches long and matures in spring to summer. Propagate pineland paw paw with seeds. Sources: A Gardeners Guide to Floridas Native Plants by Rufino Osorio, The Shrubs and Woody Vines of Florida by Gil Nelson, and www.nsis. org. Plant Smart explores the plant life of South Florida and sustainable landscape practices. Pineland paw paws large flowers have three inner and three outer petals photos by Gerri Reaves Native pineland paw paw is the host plant for the Zebra swallowtail butterfly Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email


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ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 20, 201326 Debut Of Wildlife Education Boardwalk Interpretative Scat Panels by Jeff LysiakOn December 10, a group of VIP visitors to the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel were invited to attend a private celebration of the newly-opened Wildlife Education Boardwalk, where 10 interpretive scat panels and eight replicated animal tracks were featured at the unveiling of Phase II work. Along the eco-friendly boardwalk, realistic-looking scat animal and bird droppings made by critters who call the refuge home, including alligator, black racer, bobcat, coyote, gopher tortoise, marsh rabbit, raccoon, river otter, white ibis and yellow-continued on page 27 Sanibel resident and duck decoy exhibit creator Jim Sprankle, left, talks with environmental education specialist Becky Wolff about the new scat panels installed at the JN Ding Darling NWR Wildlife Education Boardwalk photos by Jeff Lysiak Becky Wolff, right, environmental education specialist, leads a tour of the Wildlife Education Boardwalk last week Visitors take a look at the new scat panels installed along the refuges Wildlife Education Boardwalk Put One Under YOUR Tree!A PRICE FOR ALL! A PRICE FOR ALL! Fishing Rod/Reel Combos In Stock! Fishing Rod/Reel Combos In Stock! PENN QUANTUM SHAKESPEARE SHIMANO PENN QUANTUM SHAKESPEARE SHIMANO 1041 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 (239) 472-1618 $ 39.95 39.95$ 49.95 49.95 $139.95 149.95 149.95$ 159.95 159.95$ 169.95 169.95 ETC. ETC. 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: 01/03/14 SUN13 MUSIC LESSONSJennifer ValiquettePrivate Instruction on Piano, Saxophone, & Flute Sanibel and Fort MyersPhone: 239-989-7799 Web:


27 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 20, 2013 From page 26Panels Debutcrowned night heron, have been installed along the railings lining the walkway. Featured routed animal tracks added to the recycled plastic boardwalk include anhinga, black racer, bobcat, great blue heron, marsh rabbit, raccoon, river otter and a slide made by an alligator. Both the panels and tracks were designed by David Williams of Wingin It Works. Students visit here every day, and since it opened, over 3,000 kids have seen it, said environmental education specialist Becky Wolff, pointing towards the adjacent Sanibel School, which is connected to the boardwalk. Now that weve added the scat panels, its hard to get their attention away from it. At each panel, which is topped by replicated scat, opening the hinged box unveils the name of the species and interesting information about that bird, reptile or mammal. At first, theres the Eeew! factor, but when they start looking at the different dynamics of the scat, the kids start to realize that its really cool, added Wolff. After that, its hard to get their attention away from the scat. Ill be pointing out a roseate spoonbill or some other bird flying by, but all theyre interested in is the scat panels. Major donations for the project came from the Jim Sprankle Duck Decoy Exhibit sponsorships, the George and Miriam Martin Foundation, and memorials to the late Win Kloosterman. Those donations, along with individual donations from the Ding Darling Wildlife SocietyFriends of the Refuge, raised $170,000 to construct the boardwalk. Theyre very realistic, said John McCabe, Ding Darling Wildlife Society president. Im surprised just how realistic they are. Thanks were offered during the dedication celebration to the project partners, donors and sponsors, including Amy Nowacki, architect and project manager; Travis Pritchett of Artistic Structures; Tim McLaughlin of On Site Services of Mid-Florida; Rob Walton of Grounds by Greenways; Mike Delate of Grady Minor; the Lee County School System; The Sanibel School and principal Barbara Von Harten; Sanibel Recreation Center and the City of Sanibel; Ding Darling Wildlife Society; and the entire refuge staff, including refuge manager Paul Tritaik, Toni Westland, Joyce Palmer, Jeremy Conrad and Wolff. A panel depicts the different species whose droppings are replicated on the boardwalk Scat panel closeup Ding Darling Wildlife Society President John McCabe, left, looks at one of the scat panels with Richard Yanke 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 Be Safe! Be On-time! Be Safe! Be On-time!239.472.4160Licensed, Regulated, Professional Service 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 Orchid & Bromeliad Show Orchid & Bromeliad Show The Village Shops Dec. 19-21 The Village Shops Dec. 19-21 Sidewalk Sale Sidewalk Sale Dec. 20-24 All Centers Dec. 20-24 All Centers A flock of ibis walks through the mangroves at the refuge


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 20, 201328 Wonders Of Wildlife ScheduleCROWs visitor education center and gift shop is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. It allows visitors to share in the lifecycle of the wildlife rehabilitation facilitys patients from the time they are admitted until their ultimate release back into the wild. For a closer look at what CROW does, daily presentations are offered at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Program subjects include daily hospital operations and updates on current patients. Admission to the education center is $5 per adult, $3 per teenager and children under 12 are free. The weeks schedule is as follows: Friday, December 20 Wildlife Ambassador: Stanley the Opossum Stanley came to CROW from Lehigh Acres with one of his siblings. There wasnt a history provided by the finder, but the medical staff noticed a predator attack on his tail. The injury resulted in a tail amputation, thus making this Virginia opossum non-releasable. Let a CROW team member teach you why Southwest Florida is the perfect place to play possum. Saturday, December 21 Ask The Clinical Staff CROW is a teaching hospital that offers externship, fellowship and internship opportunities for natural science and veterinary medicine students. While on site, students learn the ins and outs of conservation medicine and wildlife rehabilitation. Ask CROWs medical staff what animals are currently in the hospital and teach you how they treat close to 3,500 patients a year. Monday, December 23 Patient Profiles: Osprey Even though this animal is considered to be a bird of prey, osprey are in a family all their own. Let a CROW team member teach you about their adaptations, their on-site surrogates and how their contributions help CROWs medical staff to treat and rehabilitate their patients at the hospital. Tuesday, December 24 Patient Profiles: Gopher Tortoise The life of a gopher tortoise revolves around its burrow and this species can be found digging down south. Because of its contributions to over 360 animals, it is classified as a keystone species. Let a CROW team member teach you about why this animal is admitted and how their medical staff treats this species. Thursday, December 26 If You Care, Leave It There: Orphaned vs. Abducted Wildlife Wildlife parents are very devoted to the care of their young and rarely abandon them. Juveniles found abandoned might actually be in a natural stage of development. Let a CROW team member teach you about the old wives tales regarding baby animals, how to renest them and other ways to prevent abduction. For more information, visit or call 472-3644. CROW is located at 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Stanley the Opossum being fed by one of CROWs staff members These handmade wreaths are available at CROWs gift shop. Hand-crafted by their students, proceeds benefit CROWs Student Educational Program. Prices are $14.96 to $19.95.


29 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 20, 2013 Ding Darling NWR Announces Photo Contest For High SchoolersThe inaugural Ding Darling-Theodore Cross High School Photography Contest kicked off on December 15, with a deadline of March 14. It invites high school students in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Glades and Hendry counties to enter for prizes that include a Canon digital SLR camera package, chartered class trips to the refuge, and copies of Waterbirds: Portraits and Anecdotes from Birding Adventures by contest namesake, the late Theodore Cross. Cross, who lived part-time on Sanibel Island and has family still living here, marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; advised the Johnson and Nixon administrations on anti-poverty programs; wrote the influential book Black Capitalism, among others; played a prominent role in President Obamas election; and created Birders United, a birding website that ranked legislators according to their record of bird protection support. Late in life, Cross decided to indulge his love for birds and photography and traveled the world to collect stunning portraits and stories to chronicle his adventures. He shot often at JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel, and a number of the images in his book reflect his love for the refuge. Cross published Waterbirds in 2009 at age 85; he passed away shortly after that in February 2010. NPRs All Things Considered called Cross collection of 179 images and countless anecdotes spectacular. The New York Times described it as part visual encyclopedia, part memoir. The Theodore Cross Family Charitable Foundation has made possible this contest, which we hope will continue on an annual basis, with a generous grant to the Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS), said Birgie Vertesch, DDWS executive director. We couldnt be more thrilled that they wanted their donation used in this way. We are so happy to be supporting a contest in my fathers name, a contest thatcontinued on page 47 Theodore Cross coffee-table book of stunning bird portraits First prize in the contest is a Canon camera package with two lenses and a carrying case Portrait of a roseate spoonbill by Theodore Cross


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ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 20, 201332 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 Museum Sponsors Prepare For A British InvasionThe Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is heading Under The Sea for its annual museum gala. This years event, aptly titled Under The Sea: Across The Pond, will feature a 1960s theme with a British tribute band. Registration is now available for the event, where proceeds go toward educational programming. Under The Sea will take place at The Sanctuary Golf Club on January 26 from 5 to 10 p.m. and will feature live and silent auctions. Tickets are $135 per person and reservations can be made online at For more information about the event, contact Krystal Butherus at kbutherus@ or 395-2233. From left, Dorrie Hipschman, Janet Strickland and Liz Harris Lets SHOP Till We Drop Collars, Harnesses & Leads Great Pet Toys Pet Beds & Carriers Breed Speci c Items Cat Stuff Too! Olde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel, FL 33957 239.395.1464 fax 239.395.1458 Specializing in all Natural Pet Food and Treats Enjoy a meal with us in our French Cafe atmosphere.Dine inside or out. Youll love our pet-friendly outdoor patio!Olde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel, FL 33957 239.472.2625 fax 239.395-1458 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


33 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 20, 2013Sanibel-Captiva Conservation FoundationTank TalksOn Tuesday, December 24 at 10 a.m. the SCCF Nature Center will have a program about the turtles, snakes, and other island critters that SCCF works to protect through research and habitat protection. Perhaps the diamondback terrapins will be digging in their new nesting/sandbox. Will Indie the indigo snake be looking for a mate? It is mating season in indigo snake land. Admission is $5 per adult with children and SCCF members admitted free. Following the program, attendees can visit the butterfly house and then take a walk on the trails to climb the tower overlooking the Sanibel River.Otter Tales No one knows how many river otters live on Sanibel and Captiva. Come and learn about this large, aquatically-adapted member of the weasel family. River otters are strong and graceful swimmers that capture the hearts of all who see them. Otters are abundant on SCCF trails, especially when water is high in the wetlands with plenty of crayfish for them to eat. Otter Tales begins at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 24 in the SCCF Nature Center auditorium. Cost of the program is $5 per adult, with SCCF members and children admitted free. Take a walk on the trails following the program and climb the tower overlooking the Sanibel River. Butterflies are flying in the butterfly house and the native snakes and turtles are swimming in their tanks in the Nature Center. Call 472-2329 for more information on these programs. SCCF is located at 3333 SanibelCaptiva Road on Sanibel. Florida box turtle $125 $475 $130Perfect Stocking Stuffers.Sealife by Congress has all your island favorites, in 14K Gold and Sterling Silver starting at $20Plus SAVE 20% for the Holidays!Found on Sanibel, created on SanibelPlease join us on $40 $275 $55 $20 $320 Adult: $35 Student/Child $5 8 pm Shows: Dec. 19 30, 2013 4 pm, Sun. Twilight Shows: Dec. 22 & 29 2 pm, Thurs. Matine: Dec. 26 Special New Years Eve Time: 7 pmPerfect for sharing with family, friends and loved ones, the fun-filled holiday celebration transforms the stage into a GLISTENING WINTER WONDERLAND! The theater will be decked out for the season and all of the on-stage talent shines like never before in a breathtaking new holiday show written and directed by BIG ARTS very own Herb Strauss Theater Production Manager, Bobby Logue and Herb Strauss Theater favorite, John Ramsey. December 19-31, 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 Sanibel Taxi Jerrys Foods of Sanibel John R. Wood Island Real Estate Film Series Sponsors: Film Series Supporters: FILM CLASSICAL EVENINGSMonday Night Film Series$8 per ticket, 7 pm Schein Performance Hall January 6 Not For Monday Night Series Only $5 per ticket! Schein Performance Hall THEATER An Original Musical Production Written & Directed by Bobby Logue & John Ramsey Holiday Spectacular Show Sponsor: Season Sponsor: Opening Night Reception Hosted by: Calidore String Quartet Student/Child: Free Grand Patron Series Sponsor: The Ferguson Foundation Sponsors Otter River otter


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 20, 201334 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 vwill 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 Audubon Christmas Bird Count Tallies 96 Different SpeciesOn Saturday, December 14, the Sanibel-Captiva Audubon Society conducted its annual Christmas Bird Count. The 121 participants counted a total of 12,111 birds comprised of 96 different species. The results will be reported to the National Audubon Society and will become part of the 114th Audubon Christmas Bird Count. Audubon Christmas Bird Counts are conducted throughout much of the western hemisphere from mid-December through early January. The count is a fertile source of historical information on the status and distribution of early winter bird populations and is studied by scientists and interested individuals the world over. San-Cap Audubon sincerely thanks all those who took part in this years very successful Christmas Bird Count. Hortoons Whats Happening At The House In 2013-2014 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! FunFestWhitney Wolanin LIVEJan. 24 Concert Great Holiday Gift $200 Series VIP $75 General Seating (cant make the date? buy the tickets and donate to a less fortunate family)Polynesian LuauSat., Jan. 25 6-9pm Adults: $50; Kids under 12: $25Thanks to: Chicos/Sanibel Captiva Trust Co./ Suncoast Bev. Sales/ Wilbur Smith Law FirmMini GolfDecember 26-29 10am 8pm $3/adult, $2/child CLASSESComplimentary Shell CraftingLesson: Monday 10 am -Noon Crafts on sale Mon.-Fri. until 3 pmBeading With ShellsWed., Jan. 8 9 amiPad/iPhoneThurs. Jan. 9 9:30 amOptimize Your HealthJan. 15 1-3pm Public Service Energy WorkshopPainting with SissiTuesday 10 am (No class Jan 24/31)Sanctioned Duplicate BridgeTuesday at 1 pm; $8YogaMon & Thurs 8:30 a.m; $15ZumbaTues & Thurs 10 am; $15 Read us online at


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ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 20, 201336 From page 1Music Videodid, he added. We also rented a snow machine. It was 92 degrees out and pouring rain when we filmed it. The most memorable scene, at least for Whitney, was watching her sister go for it when eating a plate full of meatloaf and mashed potatoes. However, being able to recreate perhaps the most talkedabout moment in holiday movie history when Ralphie comes down the stairs dressed in a pink bunny suit was one of Wolanins favorites. And she is looking forward to a cold winter evening when she can wear the costume again. Its really comfy, said Wolanin. And Im not gonna lie, Im probably gonna wear it around the house a little bit. To view Whitney Wolanins music video for Run, Run Rudolph, visit www. Exterior of the filming location of A Christmas Story, complete with the famous leg lamp in the front picture window Whitney Wolanin, pictured with her parents Illona and Vince at The Sanibel School, where she performed a mini-concert on November 26 photo by Jeff Lysiak Wolanin Headlines Sanibel FunFestWhitney Wolanin will be the headline act at the inaugural Sanibel FunFest next month at The Community House. Wolanin is scheduled to perform with her six-piece band on Friday, January 24 at 7 p.m. A VIP cocktail reception with Whitney at The Community House is slated to start at 6 p.m. Tickets for the concert are $75, and VIP tickets which also include special seating and admission to all FunFest activities are $200. In addition to Wolanins concert on Friday night, the Sanibel FunFest will continue on Saturday, January 25 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Activities will include music by the Caribbean Chillers, a popular Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band, as well as a performance by The Sanibel Schools Steel Drum Band, hula dance, mermaid and pirate competitions, a sand sculpture display, local arts and crafts, indoor games for children and food and beverage concessions. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. That evening, from 6 to 9 p.m., The Community House will host a Polynesian Review & Luau, featuring authentic music of the South Pacific Islands, hula, knife and torch dances plus a pig roast dinner with all the trimmings. Tickets are $50 for adults and $25 for children under 12. Finally on Sunday, January 26, the FunFest will culminate with an automobile and motorcycle show on the grounds of The Community House from noon to 4 p.m. The Cool Cars of Sanibel will be on display, in addition to the latest HarleyDavidson bikes. A body paint contest and sand sculpture judging and awards will be held, as well as local arts and crafts. Admission is $6 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. To purchase tickets or for more information about FunFest, call The Community House at 472-2155. 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 Veuve Clicquot Champagne 750 ml. Reg. $58.99 SALE $53.99All Chandon Sparkling Wine 750 ml. $17.99A to Z Pinot Noir 750 ml. Reg. $21.99 SALE $18.99**Rated in Top 100 wines in Wine Spectator CHAMPAGNE FOR THE HOLIDAYS! Kahlua 750 ml. Reg. $23.99 SALE $18.99Baileys Irish Cream 750 ml. $23.99Crown Royal 750 ml. Reg. $27.99 SALE $24.99Tanqueray Gin 750 ml. $20.99 e e THEYour One-Stop for WINE SPIRITS LIQUEURS CIGARS GIFT ITEMS YourOne-Stopfor GROG SHOP OneoftheBest Se Merry Merry Christmas! Christmas! Book Sale At Sanibel LibraryThe Sanibel Public Library book sale will begin on January 3. Patrons are invited to fill a bag for $1. The sale will be held in the lobby of the library. Proceeds will go to the Sanibel Public Library Foundation, Inc. to help support the library. Fill your bag for $1Share your communitynews with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email:


37 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 20, 2013 Roberts Paintings On Display At Sanibel ChurchA collection of paintings entitled Vintage Florida by Sanibel artist Myra Roberts will be featured in the gallery of St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church during the months of December and January. Her nostalgic vintage-style paintings are in private and public collections across the United States and Europe and are especially familiar to those living in Southwest Florida. Her paintings and greeting cards are in numerous galleries and shops on Sanibel, and the Sanibel Captiva Chamber of Commerce has used her paintings on the cover of their visitors guide for the past four years. Roberts says that living on Sanibel, she is constantly inspired by the wildlife, beach beauties and the joys that island living brings. Sanibel is also rich in historical places and people that she loves to depict in her paintings. She has used many of these sources in this current exhibition. Her painting entitled Three Flamingos was inspired by a 1940s Florida shirt while Sanibel Schnauzer is a portrait of Duncan, the schnauzer who loves boat rides, commissioned by the Frankwich family who lived on Captiva for 35. She has also integrated decals and vintage Florida maps into her latest paintings. Roberts newest painting of Audrey Hepburn, circa 1940s, will travel from Sanibel to Los Angeles for a vintage Hollywood exhibition next year. To support many causes on Sanibel, Roberts has donated thousands of dollars from the sale of her original paintings. One such painting, Young Ding Darling, is on sale in the current exhibition to benefit the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village. St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church is located at 2304 Periwinkle Way. The exhibit will run through January 30. Audrey Hepburn, circa 1940s Three Flamingos Shore Haven House Greetings From Florida The Sanibel Schnauzer ank you all!From Barefoot Charley & Laura Merry Merry Christmas Christmas & Happy & Happy New Year New YearResidential & Commercial Painting


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 20, 201338 From page 17Red Tide Studyvery specific, you can have a much better survival rate. When humans are exposed to red tide, they tend to experience little more than respiratory discomfort; or if they swim during a harmful algal bloom outbreak, a tingling sensation on the skin. Seabirds, however, feed on fish that have ingested the toxins and develop BTX. Signs of the illness include neurological signs (weaving, weakness, depression), GI distress and anemia. One of the greatest concerns about BTX in animals is that the symptoms of the disease are nearly identical to Newcastle disease, a highly contagious virus that affects birds. An outbreak could decimate the countrys poultry population. We were told by the state of Florida that if you get any cormorants in with these clinical signs neuro signs, GI signs, respiratory signs you need to euthanize them and call us right away. Well, the problem is that all of our birds have brevetoxicosis. We did a cooperative study with U.S. Fish & Wildlife where we tested 25 different birds, and they were all negative for Newcastle, but they had the same signs and were positive for brevetoxicosis. Obviously, it is really important that we know the difference. Under Dr. Heathers guidance and with cooperation from local, state and federal agencies, CROW has been focusing more heavily on conservation medicine. By documenting and disclosing what diseases are currently being seen at the wildlife hospital and more significantly, how they are treated experts are better prepared to tackle trends affecting human health. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from our local area. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to P.O. Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit Dinner Dancing Balloon Drop Champagne Toast Call for Reservations 239-472-4559 N New Years Eve Gala 3111 West Gulf Drive TraditionsOnT Specializing in weddings, private parties and corporate events Italian & Mediterranean Cuisine Casual Beachfront Dining Open for Dinner From 5 p.m. until Late Island Restaurant PLACEJean Le Boeuf Holiday HoursChristmas Eve Open Christmas Day Closed New Years Eve Open New Years Day Dinner Only 5-Close Tis The Season To Be Merry! We Wish You A Merry Christmas & A Happy, Safe & Prosperous New Year! MENS HAIRCUT$202340 Periwinkle Way Suite From page 4Peek Home Selectionto avoid homes that are for sale, as circumstances may change if ownership changes. The second requirement, of course, is to find homeowners willing to open their private spaces for this one-time experience. Those who do agree to have their homes featured have our undying gratitude, Shimberg said. They make a generous commitment and have the satisfaction of knowing they are powerfully helping to improve womens lives. Thirdly, each home must be accessible by motor coach, on which tour guests ride with experienced guides who explain the unique details prior to arrival. This can be a challenge on Sanibels twisty, narrow and private roads. Past Peek chair Gini Jones commented, We use Dolphin Transportation from Naples. Sometimes, the owner brings a bus to the islands just to check a location and give us the go-ahead. Without the support that Dolphin gives us, many houses could not be on the tour. Finally, each home must provide balance and contrast with the other three, an achievement which has helped the Peek become an annual ritual for over 500 guests, raising up to $100,000 for Zontas service projects. The 13th annual A Peek at the Unique is set for Saturday, March 15. Notices will go out in early January to those on the e-mail list, and the reservation line will open to the general public later in the month. All profits are distributed to organizations that work to improve the status of women. The Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva is a service organization of professional women working together to provide hands-on assistance, advocacy and funds to strengthen womens lives on the islands, in Lee County and around the world through Zonta International. For more information, visit Truly earning the designation unique in 2010 was Surroundings on Library Way, the store and home owned by Melinda Graham


39 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 20, 2013Kimberly Greenplate, daughter of Gary and MaryBeth Greenplate of Sanibel, graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florida on December 14. As an UF Outstanding Four-Year Scholar, Greenplate achieved a 4.0 grade-point average on her way to graduating with degrees in political science and public relations, as well a minor in public leadership. The FourYear Outstanding Scholar award was presented by the UF Alumni Association on the platform at the commencement ceremony. While at the University of Florida, Greenplate completed five internships: drawing up weekly constituent reports at U.S. Rep. Ted Yohos office, developing social media campaigns with the Innovation Hub at UF, encouraging people to vote with the Gainesville Victory Office, assisting the Sanibel City Manager Judith Zimomra in her daily tasks, and going door-to-door campaigning for Chauncey Goss in the 2012 local primary election. She researched political structures in the United States as part of the political science departments Junior Fellows Program. That work, in turn, inspired her to write her honors thesis on how politicians used Twitter during the 2012 election season. In the summer of 2013, Greenplate gained international experience when she studied abroad in Australia, where she completed a social change case about the movement for constitutional recognition of the Australian Aboriginal people. Greenplate was a university representative twice for the Public Relations Student Society of America National Conference, as well as a part of a team who took home the top awards at the state and national Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity mock trial competitions. She is also a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society and Sigma Kappa Sorority. After graduation, Greenplate is moving to Washington, DC and plans to work in public affairs or on Capitol Hill. She hopes to obtain her masters in business administration after a few years in the workforce. One day, she would like to open her own public affairs or lobbying firm. CONGRATULATIONS Kimberly Greenplate Holiday Show And Festivities At Congress JewelersCongress Jewelers will host a production of The Holiday Specacular at Periwinkle Place Shopping Center on Friday, December 20, from 3 to 5 p.m. The production will feature members from the cast of the musical revue now showing at the Herb Strauss Theater. I enjoy the music and camaraderie of the holiday season because its a great time to connect with one another, said Scot Congress, owner of Congress Jewelers. Hors doeuvers and eggnog will be served. The Holiday Spectacular is showing from December 19 through December 31 at the Herb Strauss Theater on Sanibel. The season sponsor is The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company and the Royal Shell Companies is the sponsor of the show. For ticket information on the show at the Herb Strauss Theater, call 472-6862. Holiday Spectacular cast: Elizabeth Urbanczyk, Jessica Humphrey, John Ramsey, Sami Doherty, Bobby Logue and Annie Freres N ew Y ear s E ve G ala(Plus tax & gratuity)Chef-selected wines with each course Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail 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


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41 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 20, 2013 Controversial Book Gets Published By Part-Time ResidentRay Verdon, a part-time resident of Sanibel for 20-plus years, just published his first book, Not Exactly A War Hero, The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Mondou. This controversial historical fiction takes an interesting look at the zombies in Canada. Zombies in Canada are historical fact, unlike the rest of the world, where they are Hollywood fiction. Seventy years ago, there were 157,841 zombies. One such zombie had a name, and Verdon tells his story. After years as the CEO of a multinational, I wanted to try something entrepreneurial that required nothing more than paper, pencils and time, said Verdon. Brian Doyle, Governor Generals Literary Award Winner, said, Ray Verdon has spun a wonderful historical yarn. I laughed out loud, and learned, and marveled, and remembered, and was intrigued from cover to cover its a terrific tall tale that just had to be told. For more information, visit Ray Verdon History Of Woman Saving Children Of The Warsaw GhettoLife In A Jar, the amazing history of Irena Sendler saving children of the Warsaw Ghetto, will be presented by Unitarian Universalists of the Islands, who meet on Sunday, January 5 at 5 p.m. in Fellowship Hall at the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way. The public is welcome to attend. In the fall of 1999, a rural Kansas high school social sciences teacher, Norm Conard, encouraged three students to research a short 1994 newspaper article about a Catholic Polish social worker, Irena Sendler, whose heroic efforts saved the lives of thousands of Jewish children during the Nazi occupation of Poland. After careful study, the students discovered the facts behind the underground network Sendler created; a network that would ultimately save the lives of 2,500 Jewish children. To preserve the real identity of the hidden children, Sendler wrote their names on slips of paper that she stored in jars that she buried in the Warsaw yard of a friend. To take this story to the public, the students wrote a short play, Life In A Jar, about the life of Irena Sendler. The play has been presented many hundreds of times since. The students work and Sendlers story led to a 2011 book, Life In A Jar: The Irena Sendler Project by Jack Mayer. Ruth Yonan Iyengar, a Unitarian and local activist, will lead the presentation that includes a short video. She is an author (O Dolphin In The Deep, 2012), a playwright and actor. In 2008, Iyengar organized Greg Mortensons Sanibel presentation about continued on page 47 Irena Sendler Call Ahead 239472-0303Seating At Breakfast & Lunch RESERVATIONS FOR DINNER362 PERIWINKLE WAY Lighthouse Caf Lighthouse Caf Worlds Best Breakfast Worlds Best Breakfast NOW SERVING DINNERDAILY FRESH FISH INCLUDING:GROUPER, AHI TUNA, SALMON, SNAPPER, TRIPLE TAIL, COBIA & TILAPIA SERVED...ENJOY FRESH FISH CRUSTED WITH ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:Potato-Onion-Parmesan Crusted, Garlic-Parmesan Crusted, Blue Crab Crusted, Butternut-Garlic Crusted, Sweet Potato CrustedTRY A CRUSTED FISH OVER A BIG SALADBurgers, Ribs, Chicken, Steak & Pasta Caesar Salads Beer & Wine List!Breakfast & LunchEveryday 7 a.m. 3 p.m.Dinner 5 pm 9 pm


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 20, 201342 Rotary Happenings submitted by Shirley JewellArent we all trying to cram in too many things these days, trying to get things done before the big holiday and celebrating just a little too much? Well, thats what it felt like last Friday for Rotarians. Unlike previous years, it was someones smart idea to have a regular weekly meeting on Friday the 13th and have our club annual holiday party on Friday evening the 13th as well. Nothing like pushing your luck, but all turned out well. On Friday morning, we welcomed Lee County Commissioner Cecil L. Pendergrass to the podium. He is an impressive guy, both in stature and accomplishments. Possibly some of our snowbird residents dont keep up with county news per say, but Commissioner Pendergrass was elected to fill in a position on the commission just a little over a year ago, filling out the term former Commissioner Bryan Bigelow held before he resigned from office because of some legal matters. It wasnt just Bigelow that was having problems but three top employees of the Lee County staff had also somewhat abruptly found it necessary to vacate their jobs because of work performance confidence around this time. During his past year in office, even though he had only been on the commission for a short time, Pendergrass was unanimously voted by his colleagues to hold the position of Chairman of the Board. This probably was one of the smartest decisions the commission had made in a long time. He has without question a most impressive resume that illustrates his experience, leadership abilities and integrity and demonstrates his commitment as an advocate for our community. Just a short run-down of a few highlights about Pendergrass: Hes a lifelong resident of Lee County and was a City of Fort Myers police officer from 1984 to 2008. While holding the position of police officer, Pendergrass was considered the spokesman for the department and met with community leaders regularly, taking positions that provide opportunities for cooperative effort between organizations and the department. As Cecil said, his focus was to improve the quality of life for those he encountered not always so easy for a policeman. He served as Vice Chairman for six years on the Department of Justice Weed and See Board, which provided grant money to local non-profit organizations for the betterment of area youth. Recognition awards for his service and continued service to his community abound. After retirement, he continued his involvement with the department by continuing as a reserve officer for a number of years while he was Vice President for Private Asset Management Group, LLC. Although Pendergrass didnt mention it, he must have had negotiation training at the police department because immediately after being elected to Chairman of the Board, he was directly involved in the replacement of three key members of county staff. At the top of his watch, he negotiated employment contracts with a new county manager, hearing examiner and county attorney and these contracts are saving taxpayer dollars by providing no severance package in them. Past experience had left the commissioners and citizens of the county reeling over previous severance packages. Commissioner Pendergrass believes in working together with the other commissioners to get things done. The prior configuration of the board brought into play a number of clashes, and he wants to change that. They have worked together and decisive action on MedStar issues led to forgiveness of nearly $1.8 million in accrued fines by the Federal Aviation Administration. He promoted the relocation of Hertz headquarters to Lee County, bringing in 700 new jobs. He knows people are skeptical about these development offers and understands the skepticism. I think that is why he brought along a good looking brochure put out by Lee County highlighting the benefits to the county from the building of JetBlue Stadium for the Red Sox. Its a prickly point for some people; this money basically comes from Lee County tourists taxes collected on accommodations in the county, but development money is always questioned and its return from investment back to the community. Prendergrasss leadership has brought many fiscally responsible changes in the budget of our county. He is running for a full-term in office the next election, so do your homework and find out more about him before you vote. As for our holiday party, it was a great warm and wonderful evening. Great food, music and beverages too, of course. Thanks to Alex Werner and John Danner. During the evening, we stop partying for just a little while for the presentation of Paul Harris Awards. This award recognizes and is a token of appreciation to remarkable people who contribute their time, talent and treasures to Rotary. Sanibel-Captiva Rotary President Scot Congress presented awards to Dr. Charles Emerson, Dr. James Reid, Bill Rahe, Guy Tober, John Pryor, Lee Almas, John Klasing, Warren Teigen, Paul Duval, Richard Salerno, Richard Waterhouse, Robert Eidsvold, Jr. and Warner L. Bryum. The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. every Friday at The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club, 949 Sand Castle Road. If you have any questions regarding Rotary, e-mail President Scot Congress at Cecil Pendergrass Recipients of the 2013 Paul Harris Awards


43 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 20, 2013 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 Three Island Artists Will Be Showing Their Paintings At The Sanibel Library Three Sanibel-Captiva Art League artists will be showing their paintings during the month of December at the Sanibel Public Library, located at 770 Dunlop Road. Rita Skoczen, Pauline Healey and Carolyn Johns are local, award-winning artists who are known for their eclectic subject matter, and fine detailed work. Call the library at 472-2483 for hours of operation and more information. Rita Skoczen, Pauline Healey and Carolyn Johns Waters Edge Scene by Rita Skoczen Sailboat by Pauline Healey Canal Horses by Carolyn JohnsShare your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299 or email


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 20, 201344 Made to OrderOmelette and Waffle Stations $3 Mimosas and Bloody Marys SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCHOnly $13 9am-1pm Live Smooth Jazz 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. 21st Slow DealDec. 28th John Allender Band *Til We Run OutEvery Tuesday Nite $18 Prime Rib*Every Friday Nite $15 Fish Fry Special* Lunch, Dinner & Late Night Menu Only All Day Happy Hour on the Island Outdoor SeatingLIVE ENTERTAINMENTFri. Dec. 20th Marty Stokes & the Captiva Blues Band Fri. Dec. 27th Cruzan VibesRing in the New YearRobby Hutto, back at George & Wendys! Get Ready for Some Football Great Food & Drink Specials Your NFL & College Game Headquarters All Games Available Chicago Bears & Buffalo Bills Fan Clubs Live Entertainment Nightly, Online Discounts, Loyalty Program, The Best Happy Hour NIGHTLY PROMOTIONS at BRATTAS HAPPY HOUR AT THE BAR SUNDAY THRU THURSDAY 4PM-CLOSE HAPPY HOUR AT THE BAR SUNDAY THRU THURSDAY 4PM-CLOSE ROLL BACK IN TIME WITH BRATTAS ROLL BACK IN TIME WITH BRATTAS NEW YEARS EVE CELEBRATION NEW YEARS EVE CELEBRATIONwith special performance by THE TOP SHELF OLDIES THE TOP SHELF OLDIES 3 & 4 Course dinners available, a la carte menu for early seating BRATTASRISTORANTE.COM BRATTASRISTORANTE.COM DINNER DAILY 4PM DINNER DAILY 4PM 239-433-4449 239-433-4449 12984 S. CLEVELAND AVE., FORT MYERS 12984 S. CLEVELAND AVE., FORT MYERS GIFT CARD GIFT CARD PROMOTION PROMOTION AVAILABLE AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLINEThursday & 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 AA DOUBLE DARE DOUBLE DARE Saturday, Dec. 21 Saturday, Dec. 21 7:30-11:30 pm 7:30-11:30 pm THE RENATA BAND THE RENATA BAND Friday, Dec. 20 Friday, Dec. 20 7:30-11:30 pm 7:30-11:30 pm Make Your Make Your New Years New Years Reservations Reservations Monday Night MovieKon Tikiby Di SaggauThe BIG ARTS movie for Monday Night, December 22 is Kon Tiki, about Thor Heyerdahls 5,000-mile expedition across the South Pacific from Peru to Polynesia by raft. His book about the series sold more than 50 million copies and a 1951 documentary earned the Academy Award. The version we will show is Norways nominee this year for the Oscar for Best Foreign Film. It is a ravishingly photographed, old-fashioned man-against-the-elements adventure epic. Heyerdahl wanted to prove his theory that cross-cultural contact was possible between the ancient South Americans and the peoples of the Western Pacific region. Actor Pal Sverre Hagen portrays Heyerdahl with the kind of no-nonsense intensity that one would assume closely mirrors the real Heyerdahl, who died in 2002 at the age of 87. Keep in mind that Heyerdahl himself couldnt even swim. The film captures the skepticism of the international scientific community about his theory. While the acting is excellent, the cinematography is truly the major star of Kon-Tiki. The filmmakers take us onto the raft and on the perilous trip, providing a realistic sense of what Heyerdahl and his five raft mates must have experienced as they battled the elements, frightening life-threatening storms and ever-present man-eating sharks. Not to mention the fears that the hemp lashings on the raft were loosening. The fact that we know the outcome does not diminish the suspense or excitement of witnessing this incredible journey. The film runs 118 minutes. Admission to BIG ARTS Monday Night Film Series is $8 and all screenings begin at 7 p.m. in Schein Performance Hall. Each film is followed by a complimentary reception and discussion in Phillips Gallery. Sponsors are Bank of the Islands and Stan and Visnja Gembicki. Supporters are Sanibel Taxi, Jerrys Foods of Sanibel and John R. Wood Real Estate. BIG ARTS is located at 900 Dunlop Road. Tickets are available by calling 395-0900, online at www. or via email at Info@ voted voted best lunch best lunch on the island on the island 2012 2012 The The NFL Ticket NFL Ticket SPECIALS SPECIALS BEER & WINE BEER & WINE The The NFL Ticket NFL Ticket SPECIALS SPECIALS BEER & WINE BEER & WINE2440 PALM RIDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 2440 PALM RIDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 HOME OF THE HOME OF THE STEEL CURTAIN PIZZA STEEL CURTAIN PIZZA Our email address is


45 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 20, 2013 Selections Include:Native Fruits Imported Cheese & Antipasto Platter Raw Bar Shellfish Selections Seafood Salad Display Fresh Salad Selection Oven Baked Breads Pasta Station She-Crab Bisque Chef-Carved Oven Roasted Turkey Roulade Garlic Studded Prime Rib of Beef Honey Smoked Ham Steak Grouper and Crabmeat Gratin Home-style Mashed Potatoes Forest Mushroom & Wild Rice Pilaf Creamy-Sweet Corn Souffl Roasted Vegetables Chefs Assorted Mini-Desserts C hristmas 201 3 Wednesday, December 25, 2013, 11:00am-7:00pm Adults $49.95 Children under 10 years $19.95 IN THE BAILEYS CENTER OPEN EVERYDAY 11am 9pm INDOOR & OUTDOOR SEATING FREE TASTER CONES Symphony Presents Music Of The Rat PackThe Southwest Florida Symphony presents a musical walk through the era of martinis, tuxedos and the American standard with The Music of The Rat Pack, featuring guest vocal group The Copa Boys and international jazz conductor Michael Berkowitz. Performances take place on Friday, January 17 and Saturday, January 18 at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at 8 p.m. The Music of The Rat Pack concert features an evening of laughs, camaraderie and beloved tunes like Thats Life, That Old Black Magic, Luck Be A Lady and so much more. Tickets cost $20, $27, $38, $44, $62 and $82 and may be purchased in person at the Symphony Box Office, by calling 4181500, online at or at the door one and a half hours prior to each concert. Subscriptions to the Southwest Florida Symphonys Pops Series may still be purchased as well and cost $49, $66, $92, $102, $108, $150 or $198. The Copa Boys is a three-part harmony vocal group comprised of jazz vocalists Jimmy Cargill, Tony Apicaella and Sonny Black. Together, they embody the humor and musical styling of the original Rat Pack Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop. Michael Berkowitz brings his professional experience and personal charisma to concert stages in what reviewers call a model of high quality conducting technique. Theyve also written Berkowitz provided the sparkle of the evening with his witty banter and self-assured conducting. Johnny Green, the great composerconductor, called Berkowitz a Drummer Conductor Extraordinaire. He has performed as a drummer for Henry Mancini, Liza Minnelli, Michael Crawford, Billy Joel, Sting, Elton John and Bette Midler; conducted for Marvin Hamlisch, Roberta Flack, Maureen McGovern, Michael Feinstein and Sarah Brightman: led numerous orchestras including the Boston Pops, The London Symphony, The Cincinnati Pops, The Pittsburgh Symphony and The National Symphony; and is featured on recordings with Steve Lawrence, Placido Domingo, Linda Eder and countless original cast albums, movies, jingles and television performances. Berkowitz began performing as a drummer at the age of 11 in his hometown of Indianapolis, Indiana. After studying music at Indiana University, he began touring with Johnny Mathis, Andy Williams and Henry Mancini. Mancini persuaded him to move to Los Angeles, where he became one of the citys busiest studio musicians, working with stars such as Gloria Estefan, Linda Ronstadt, Ringo Starr and Helen Reddy. He has performed on many television programs, including The Academy Awards, The Tonight Show, The Tony Awards, The Today Show, A Capitol Fourth, Live From Lincoln Center and concerts at the White House. The Southwest Florida Symphonys 2013-14 sponsors include The Southwest Florida Community Foundation, The City of Fort Myers, The State of Floridacontinued on page 46 The Music of The Rat Pack featuring The Copa Boys will be presented on January 17 and 18 at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall Michael Berkowitz


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 20, 201346 Zonta Book Drive Supports LiteracyThe Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva, for the third successive year, invites the community to donate new books for use by families in Zontas literacy service project at Head Starts Parent University in east Fort Myers. Give The Gift Of Reading is a holiday initiative based at two island book stores, MacIntosh Books and Sanibel Island Bookshop. Shoppers may, for a few extra dollars, purchase one or more new copies of one of Americas bestloved childrens books. The modest cost is added to the bill and the book store will order the books for collection by a Zonta literacy team member. The books chosen this year are Owl Babies by Martin Waddell and The Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown. This year, we decided to focus on just two books rather than a list as we had last year, said Ellen Strobel, chair of the Zonta literacy project team. Providing these little books is a wonderful way for islanders to help women working to improve their language skills. Parent University hosts weekly classes for mothers of children enrolled in the Head Start program. The goal is to teach English (reading and speaking) and family life skills. The Zonta club has partnered with Parent University for four years, providing grants to fund teacher salaries, bus passes for the families, child care, books and supplies. Zonta volunteers who have an educational background staff the program on a regular schedule. Each mother who commits to reading to her child or children will receive one of the books to keep for their home library. Experts say that having books in the home is important for several reasons, including the fact that a love of reading can affect a childs progress in school, and academic achievement is directly related to the reading level of the mother. Success, it is said, comes more easily to children who are read to. Look for the displays at the Sanibel Island Bookshop or MacIntosh Books and enjoy helping families to succeed. The Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva is a service organization of professional women working together to provide hands-on assistance, advocacy and funds to strengthen womens lives on the islands, in Lee County and around the world through Zonta International. For more information, visit From page 45Rat PackDivision of Cultural Affairs, The Florida Council on Arts & Culture, The Southwest Florida Symphony Endowment Foundation, The Southwest Florida Symphony Society, The L.A.T. Foundation, Uhler & Vertich Financial Planning, Advanced Pain Management & Spine Specialists, The Neil Goldberg Dream Foundation, Rev. Gary and Mrs. Christine LaCroix, Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Munsch, Mr. Don Fjellin, Tween Waters Inn, Baileys General Store, Crowne Plaza, Davis and Patricia Thurber, Virginia Fleming, LCEC, The Cape Coral Community Foundation and Adas Natural Foods. Zonta literacy team members Ellen Strobel, left, and Wendy West at the Sanibel Island Bookshop New York CityFine Italian Cuisine FINE ITALIAN CUISINEIL TESORO RISTORANTEinspired by Island Fare in a bistro style Fresh ingredients, simplicity, love... the recipe for a treasured dining experience Chef/Owner AJ Black751 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel Island, FL Reservations Suggested 239-395-4022 NEW SEASONAL MENU NEW SEASONAL MENU FARM-TO-TABLE FARM-TO-TABLETASTE OF THE ISLANDS IRON CHEF WINNERVOTED BEST CHEFBEST OF THE ISLANDS AWARD An Inside Look At Wildlife Recovery The CROW Picture Show offers insights about the native and migratory wildlife species brought to the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, with photos of patients in treatment at the facility. In 2012, CROWs wildlife hospital cared for 3,583 sick, injured, and orphaned animals. Of the 200 different species, 61 percent were birds, with 33 percent mammals and six percent reptiles. CROW is not permitted to display its patients publically, so this presentation offers the next best thing: numerous candid snapshots of current and past patients, with commentary by Claudia Burns, a veteran clinic volunteer. The next CROW Picture Show will take place on Friday December 27 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in CROWs Visitor Education Center, located at 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road, across from The Sanibel School. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for teens and free for members and children 12 and under. The entry fee also includes access to the Visitor Education Center, which exhibits CROWs efforts to save wildlife through care, education and collaboration. For more information, call 472-3644 ext. 228 or visit Baby great horned owl Baby burrowing owl Baby barn owl Baby screech owl photos courtesy of CROW


47 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 20, 2013 From page 29Photo Contestwill get our youth involved with nature by looking at it as my father so loved doing through a camera lens, said daughter Amanda Cross. Digital image entries can be shot from any outdoor venue. A writing component to the contest requires entrants grades 9 through 12 to submit a 100-word description of the moment captured and how it reflects what nature and wildlife mean to the photographer. Entry rules, guidelines and prize information are posted at www.dingdarlingsociety. org/photo-contests. Call DDWS at 472-1100 ext. 249 for more information. In Recognition of Your Commitment to Excellence in Foodservice AWARDof ACHIEVEMENT EXCELLENCE Award-Winninggolf tennis dining casually elegant setting CALL FOR MEMBERSHIP OFFERINGS2801 Wulfert Rd. Sanibel, FL 33957 www.sanctuarygc.netContact: Sheryl Tatum 239.472.6445 Poets Corner selected by Tanya HochschildParadiseby Sandy GrecoThe moon is full tonight Its light shines on Our jungle fair This little plot of paradise. All seems peaceful in the inky dark, Thought predators lie in wait somewhere Submerged, some wait for prey, Others, deep in densest growth Alert, for opportunity to strike. Life is like that Even balmy days, So often filled with things we dont expect, That best remain unknown Unable to destroy Our carefully constructed paradise. Sandy Greco was a physician and director of an emergency room in New Jersey before moving to Sanibel. She has always enjoyed literature and after retiring, joined a writers group on Sanibel, and now enjoys writing. Top Ten Books On The Island1. Two Sanibel Sunset Detectives by Ron Base 2. Obituary Writer by Ann Hood 3. Sanibel Sunset Detective by Ron Base 4. A Bubble Moment by Katie Gardenia 5. Desire by J.M. Fisher 6. Things That Matter by Charles Krauthammer 7. Gone by Randy Wayne White 8. My 92 Years On Sanibel by Francis Bailey 9. Only Time Will Tell by Jeffrey Archer 10. Boys In The Boat by Daniel BrownCourtesy of Sanibel Island Bookshop We invite submissions from local poets. Anyone interested may submit their work via email to tutsie@ Each week, individual work will be showcased. From page 41Woman Saving Childrenhis school building projects in Pakistan, a work that led to the publication of his book, Three Cups Of Tea. The Sanibel event raised over $14,000 to build a school in Afghanistan. Iyengar was born and raised in Chicago, attended Park College and Indiana University, and taught school for several years in the Chicago area. She is a former long-time Sanibel resident, now living in Fort Myers with her husband, Hal Iyengar. They have two grown children and two grandchildren. All are welcome. Lively discussion, fellowship and refreshments follow the service. Email your editorial copy to:


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NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands VOL. 21, NO. 26 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA DECEMBER 20, 2013 B BSECTION A Sanibel Legend Goes Into Softball Hall Of FameWhen you go into Nave Plumbing on Sanibel, chances are you will meet at least two people who have a lot in common. These two people went to the same school, love the same sports, have worked in the plumbing business all their adult lives, probably have seen more changes in their lifetime on Sanibel than most of us, and now they have at least one more thing in common. On December 6 at the National Convention in North Carolina, Curtis Nave was voted into the ISA Softball Hall of Fame, joining his long-time teammate and business partner Roger Tabor, who was elected into the Hall of Fame in 2010. The love of sports runs in the family, as Curtis brother was recently recognized for playing in 24 straight Roy Hobbs World Series of Baseball. Known for his awesome power and lifetime 700-plus batting average, Curtis Nave joins an elite list of 31 players now enshrined in the Hall. Curtis is well deserving of this award and it will be a joy to be part of his induction in Tupelo, Mississippi at the 2014 National Convention, said Tabor. Nave has been on a number of world and national championship teams and has been named to 14 AllWorld teams as a player. It is amazing to have two players who got their start in softball on Sanibel to now to be members of the Softball Hall of Fame, said Nave, who has played all over the country and has had his talents recognized by people everywhere. There are very few players anywhere that can hit a softball as far as Curtis, added Tabor. Trust me, I have seen them all. Nave and Tabor got their start playing softball on Sanibel at the old Sanibel School diamond, a field that Naves father and grandfather helped to build. We would get off work and rush up to the field where dad would meet us and pitch to us as long as the daylight would last. We hit thousands and thousands of softballs through the years, recalled Nave. There was no fence on the old field in the beginning, or lights, so we would hit the softballs and wade through the swamp water and retrieve as many as we could and start over, said Tabor. Finally, they put up a fence and that helped to keep the line drives from rolling into the swamp and bushes. Curt soon grew tired of hitting the softball just over the fence and soon suggested we pick out a cabbage tree or two beyond the fences and try to hit over the trees. We did, and soon we were looking even deeper into the trees and swamp to retrieve our softballs. All the hard work and dedication has paid off, and the reward has finally come. I know my dad would be proud he taught us to play and love the game, added Nave. A part of him is going into the Hall with me. Curtis Nave Frank Thomas and his winning decorated boat Dick Pyle, left, of the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, sponsor of the parade, John Giddyup Bunch and parade winner Frank ThomasCaptiva Holiday Village Lighted Boat Parademore photos on page 2B


2B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 20, 2013 From page 1BLighted Boat Parade Highlight


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4B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 20, 2013 Sanibel Couple Sponsor Assistance Program For After-School EventsSteve and Gail Burke have repeatedly assisted causes involving children. They continue their support of the City of Sanibel financial assistance program as a 24 Karat Gold sponsor at the $5,000 level. The program assists parents and grandparents who either work or live on Sanibel/ Captiva so that their children can attend the after school program, summer day camp, holiday camp and fun days at the recreation center. In fiscal year 2013, financial assistance was awarded to 35 percent of the children who attended these programs. Applicants complete a detailed application accompanied with tax returns and other financial information to be eligible for financial assistance. Awards range from 35 to 80 percent of the program fee. The difference between the award and the program fee is paid by the recipient on an installment plan. Fundraising occurs throughout the year. All moneys raised stay on the island. This program is now in its fifth year and funds will be boosted by the annual New Years Eve party held at the recreation center, featuring food, desserts and beverages( non alcoholic) prepared by local merchants, games for all ages, dancing to a professional disc jockey, face painting, surprises and entertainment by professional visual comedy magician Joey Evans. The party is on New Years Eve from 8 p.m. until 12:15 a.m. In the past four years attendance has ranged from 425-700 people. Tickets are on sale at the recreation center for $15 in advance for adults, $12 for youth ages seven through 17, and free for children six and under. For more information on the financial assistance program or the New Years Eve party, call the rec center at 472-0345 or event chair Barry Roth at 313-9591. Steve and Gail Burke Rochester Resorts Announces Executive TeamRochester Resorts has announced new leadership roles for its executive management. This includes Jeff Shuff as chief financial officer, and Doug Babcock as chief operating officer. Tony Lapi will retain the role as president and chief executive officer. Management will remain headquartered at the companys flagship hospitality brand, the historic Tween Waters Inn Island Resort & Spa on Captiva Island. With three properties on Sanibel and Captiva islands, Rochester Resorts has a history of resort management and lodging hospitality success that spans a combined 75-plus years. Previously, Shuff served as general manager of all Rochester Resorts properties, and Babcock was vice president of Rochester Resorts. Lapi, Shuff and Babcock will continue to oversee various property management positions, including revenue growth, branding and marketing, finance, maintenance and customer relations for Tween Waters Inn Island Resort & Spa, Beachview Cottages and Castaways Beach & Bay Cottages. Successful leadership is reflected not only in the success of our businesses but in the many positive customer experiences we hear about as well, said Lapi. Were known for great atmosphere on all three Sanibel and Captiva properties, and I like to think thats because our team from management to front desk to maintenance puts positive customer experience and satisfaction first. From left, Jeff Shuff, Tony Lapi and Doug Babcock


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8B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 20, 2013 Bank Donates $1,100 To Church Bank of the Islands recently made its latest non-profit donation through its We Love Our Islands program. The winner, Linda Yoder, was spotted with a We Love Our Islands decal on her car. That won her the right to select which local non-profit group would receive a charitable contribution from the bank. She chose the Sanibel Community Church to receive the banks $1,100 donation. This gift marks a total of $55,500 Bank of the Islands has contributed to island organizations to date through the program. Coincidentally, Linda is the second... winner to recently select the Sanibel Community Church as their chosen beneficiary, said bank manager Rob Lisenbee. Considering the increased electric bill that must come along with their beautiful Christmas lights, the bank is happy to be supporting the church at this time. The decals are available free from the bank. Sanibel Community Church representative Shelton Gwaltney and winner Linda Yoder, center, with bank concierge Holly Quick Kiwanis Clubs Annual Santa RunHes been doing it for so many years, Father Christmas annual Santa Run may be more of a stroll these days but he promises to make all the deliveries entrusted to him. Santa, aka several members of the Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Club, will deliver gifts on Monday, December 23 between 6 and 8 p.m. If you want a gift personally delivered by the old man in red, drop it off at Sanibel Fire Station #1, located at 2351 Palm Ridge Road, no later than 5 p.m. on December 23. Place the gift in a bag with instructions attached. Include the name, address, phone number and a brief note about the recipient. For those living in condominiums, detailed instructions are requested, preferably with a map. If you have any questions, call Dick Muench at 472-2812 or any Kiwanian. During last years Santa Run, jolly ol St. Nick made 127 stops around the islands Doc Fords To Sponsor CHR Mardi Grassubmitted by Sue DenhamThe call went out in September for island individuals and businesses to help sponsor the second annual Mardi Gras Party, a benefit for Community Housing & Resources (CHR), and these efforts are bringing in major support. Presented by Bank of the Islands, and now gathering additional major sponsors, the CHR Mardi Gras is set for Saturday, March 1. Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille, with two locations on the islands and two on Fort Myers Beach, has joined the sponsor line-up with a gift of $2,500. Doc Fords management and staff are pleased to be able to support CHR in this way, said co-owner and partner Marty Harrity. As a local restaurateur, I know how much it helps our local economy and all businesses if we are able to provide housing for island workers. Since 1983, CHR has provided affordable housing in partnership with the City of Sanibel for individuals and families who live and/or work on the island, plus senior citizens and the disabled. Residing in 88 CHR homes, located incontinued on page 26B CHR president Richard Johnson and board member Melissa Rice with Doc Fords personnel Donna Butz, Elizabeth Harris, Kim McGonnel, Mark Marinello, Kelly Collini (CHR executive director), Brenda Harrity, Dan Howes, Kris Zook, Marty Harrity and Jeff Kelley Lily & Co. Hosts Picture Days For FISH Lily & Co. Jewelry Gallery on Sanibel will host some very special guests this holiday season Dana Claus and his three reindeers Angel, Gracie and Lily. Guests can bring in their cameras for a photograph with Dana Claus and his dog-deer from 3 to 5 p.m. December 20 to 24 while receiving special savings on last-minute Christmas gifts and some island-famous Pinocchios Original Italian Ice Cream. Our elves will be here to help with anyones naughty or nice list, said Dan Schuyler, co-owner of the gallery. We will provide free gift wrapping and overnight shipping delivery, too. Light refreshments, holiday treats andice cream will be served daily. Guests are encouraged to bring canned food for donation to FISH of Sanibel. In 2012, this non-profit organization helped more than 750 clients and, with 200 volunteers, has delivered numerous services, such as providing holiday meals and assisted hundreds of families through its food pantry. We are so grateful to Lily & Co. for their continued support of FISH over the past seven years, said Executive Director Maggie Feiner. This is a challenging time for many of our clients and keeping our food pantry well stocked has been difficult for us over the past six weeks. We have hundreds of families on Sanibel and Captiva using the food pantry on a regular basis, Feiner said. The food drive at Lily & Co. will really help us keep it stocked and for that we are most grateful. Lily & Co. Jewelry Gallery is located at 520 Tarpon Bay Road on Sanibel. Anyone wishing to make a donation can contact the FISH Walk-In Center at 1630 Periwinkle Way, Unit B on Sanibel, call 472-4775 or visit Dana Claus surrounded by the Lily & Co. Jewelry Gallery team


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10B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 20, 2013 SANIBEL CAPTIVA SANIBEL CAPTIVA Tracy Walters Tracy Walters REALTOR REALTOR 239.994.7975 239.994.7975 Connie Walters Connie Walters REALTOR REALTOR John Naumann & Associates1149 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957Let us help you become part of them too We are part of the Islands 4781 Tradewinds Drive 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths Open Sundeck with Gulf of Mexico Views Wood Flooring, Granite Counters Gulf Front lot 100x348 O ered at $1,595,000 1272 Isabel Drive 150 Direct Bayfront 10,000+ of Island Living Separate Guest Living 4000 square feet of living Largest dock in harbor included O ered at $3,750,000 1520 San Carlos Bay Drive 110 Direct Bayfront Completely remodeled & never lived in Open air pool & deck Private Guest Suites Upper Level O ered at $2,250,000 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 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 5439 Osprey Court Vacant Lot Herons Landing O ered at $379,000.00 736 Cardium Street 3 Bedroom, 2 Full Bath 5-8 minute stroll to beach Abundant Studio & Storage Natural Surroundings O ered at $459,900 Colony Beach Estates431 Bella Vista Way E Private Pool & Spa Gulf Front Gated Community Gulf Front Splendor 3 Bedroom, 3 bath O ered at $2,400,000Join us fo th Holidays! Wishing you Famil Merr Christmas J W J NEW OFFERING PENDING UNDER CONTRACT SOLD Sanibel Island Golf ClubLeague ResultsThe results of Sanibel Island Golf Club Mens Tuesday Point Quota tournament on December 3 were: +7 Anthony Baldino +6 Bruce Cutler Dick Codair +4 Guy Tober Mark Wlaz +2 Roger Triftshauser Jerry Mader +1 Richard Waterhouse David Smith Mens Tuesday Point Quota, December 10 +9 Al Krause +6 Bill Sartoris +5 Michael Zembko +4 John Kilkenny +2 Guy Tober +1 Skipp Tutor Jim Purviance Rich Rompala The Womens League December 4 and December 11 Ringer Tournament results were: 9 holes 1st Joan Miller 29 2nd Tina Tober 29 3rd Janice Mader 30 4th Janet Turner 35 18 holes 1st Gini Gersack 55 2nd Cecilia Olsson 56 3rd Alice Salzman 61 4th Jill Bugby 61 Anthony Baldino shot 72 Gini Gersack, Marilyn Humphries, Ann Marie Sprotte and Gloria Waterhouse Sanibel 8-Ball Pool LeagueSanibel Caf Defeats Bunts Ball BustersSanibel Caf handed Bunts Ball Busters its first loss of the season with a 9-7 thumping of the league leaders. Cafs Pete Mindel led the way with a resounding 3-1 thrashing of Ball Buster Captain Bob Buntrock. Sanibel Caf Captain Rich McCurry also posted three wins over Kip Johnson. The best shot of the night was Cafs John Earles almost 90 degree on the eight to steal a win from Buster Dave Doane. Sanibel Caf is now firmly in second place, 11 games behind the Ball Busters and 10 games in front of Odd Balls. Next Mondays big match pits the Caf shooters against the Odd Guys in a battle for second place. Doc Lubinski and Nate Buffam had 4-0 nights to pace the Odd Balls to its 12-4 shellacking of Fresh Legion Crew. Ball Buster Ray Walker had three winscontinued on page 19B To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Republican Women To MeetLee Republican Women Federateds next luncheon meeting will be on Monday, January 13 from 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Social time is from 11:15 to 11:45 and lunch will be served from noon to 12:30 p.m., followed by the speaker, Carmen Rey-Gomez, director of the Hispanic Institute at Hodges University. The meeting is at the Hilton Garden Inn, 12601 University Drive, Fort Myers. Cost is $18 all inclusive. For reservations call Mary Ann at 4329389 or email cindylignelli222@gmail. com.


11B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 20, 2013 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 FllClb ts MEMBERSHIPS MAKE GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFTS Merry Christmas From The Dunes Merry Christmas From The Dunes The Dunes Golf ClubLow Gross/NetThe Dunes Womens Golf Association members played an Individual Low Gross/Low Net tournament on Friday, December 13. The results were: Low Gross 1st Irmingard Markusch 91 2nd Anne Frymoyer 93 3rd Sharon Hannon 95 Low Net 1st Tanya Hochschild 63 2nd Mary Donovan 70 3rd Betsy Cox and Joan Kent 71 Chip-ins #14 Nancy McConnell Birdies #6 June Muench #9 Maureen Rains #2 Nancy Orr Irmingard Markusch Anne Frymoyer Sharon Hannon Tanya Hochschild Mary Donovan Joan Kent Betsy Cox The Dunes Golf ClubBetter BallThe Dunes Golf & Tennis Club Mens Golf Association played a two-man, one better ball tournament on Wednesday, December 10. The results: Flight 1 1st Joe Raboy 53 Bruce Noble 2nd Tom Veratti 53 Jack Cohen 3rd Ed Greenberg 55 Pat McNeilus Flight 2 1st Jim Bradford 54 Dan Alton 2nd Roy Brodersen 55 Mike Hnatow 3rd Robert Orr 58 Blind Draw. The Dunes Golf ClubNifty NinersThe Dunes Golf & Tennis Club Nifty Niners event results from Thursday, December 12. Format: Beat The Pro (Pro Score: 38) Robert Rohl 30 Gay Nichols 31 Julie ONeill 31 Maureen OBrien 32 Rosemary Ryan 32 Trudy Burkholder 32 Valerie Hotchkiss 33 Sandy Jones 34 Phyllis Koury 34 Sue Tray 35 Sue Norpell 37 Chip-In Sue Norpell #2 Dunes Golf And Tennis ClubHole-In-OneOn Friday, December 13, Ed Hannon, scored an 83-yard holein-one on the second hole, at The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club. George Koury and Ned Saurwein witnessed the hole-in-one, Hannons first ever. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


12B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 20, 2013 Real estate blog posted Fridays at 472-HOME (4663) 888-603-0603 2242 Periwinkle Way, Suite 3 in Sanibel Square M M erry Christmas from The SanibelSusan Team The SanibelSusan Team (left to right) Susan Andrews, Realtor Broker; David Anderson, Realtor ;Lisa Murty, Realtor ; &Elise Carnes, Licensed Assistant & Notary Remodeled top-floor furnished 3 bedrm at Gulfside Place $1.295M 3rd floor gulf-view income-producer at Loggerhead Cay $499K Gulf-front Sandalfoot 2-bedrm walk-out grossing ~$60K $699K Pointe Santo bright remodeled 2 bedrm w/ view to beach $649.9K Expanded ground-level bay-view 3 bedrm at Mariner Pointe $599.9K Direct bay-front Mariner Pointe 2 bedrm w/open kitchen design $549K Near-beach townhomestyle 2 bedrm, nature lovers delight $335K Spanish Cay 1 bedrm w/income, across street to beach $274K Sanibel Residential Lots Limpet Dr direct-access canal-front lot w/ patio dock in Shell Harbor $749K Umbrella Pool Rd over 1/2 acre on cul-de-sac near Bowmans Beach $399K Sand Castle Rd single home lot in The Dunes golf & tennis community $199K Dimmick Dr extra wide lot, borders preserved land, lowest priced at $185K Island Beach Club 2nd floor end unit over parking $474K Pointe Santo 1 bedrm w/this view & great income $499K Stunning Mariner Pointe 2 bedrm w/both bay & canal views $499K Remodeled pool home in The Dunes w/wide lake views $749.9K Red Sox Spring Training Ticket Will Be A Tough Ticket To Get Based On Early Sales Figuresby Ed FrankIts no surprise that the World Champion Boston Red Sox shattered first weekend sales records when 2014 spring training tickets went on sale earlier this month. For years, Red Sox fans have lined up days before tickets go on sale here, just to make certain they secure their order. These fans purchased 35,211 tickets that first weekend, selling out six games including standing room and almost assuring that the remaining 10 will also be sold out soon. The previous first weekend sales record was 34,705, set in 2011 prior to the opening JetBlue at Fenway South in 2012. In the 2012 regular season, the Red Sox finished last in the American League Eastern Division. But that dismal performance sure didnt deter their attendance the next spring. Last year, the Red Sox established a new spring training record, drawing 164,840 fans to JetBlue Park, an average of 9,696 per game. That mark even topped the New York Yankees attendance by 44 fans. The Minnesota Twins were one of eight teams in the 15-team Grapefruit League to top 100,000 in attendance. The Twins drew 113,845 last spring. As has been well documented, Floridas 15-team Grapefruit League provides enormous economic benefits to the state. Those teams attracted a record 1,638,457 fans in 2013. And every year since 2000, more than 1.5 million a large portion from out-of-state have attended spring training. The World Series Champion Red Sox continue to receive accolades as a result of their last-to-first triumph. At the recently-concluded Major League Baseball Winter Meetings, Boston won in four categories in the annual Greatness in Baseball Yearly Awards, known as GIBBY Awards. Red Sox manager John Farrell was selected Manager of the Year and General Manager Ben Cherington was named Executive of the Year. David Ortiz, who gave an emotional speech at Fenway Park following the Boston Marathon bombings, was elected as Moment of the Year, along with winning the Postseason MVP. More than 10 million votes were cast by the media, front-office personnel, fans and the Society for American Baseball Research in the GIBBY Awards. The popular 37-year-old Ortiz also was honored as the unanimous choice for the Edgar Martinez Outstanding Designated Hitter Award. It was the seventh time he received the award. In the regular season, Ortiz hit .309 with 30 homers and 103 RBIs in 137 games. And few will forget his World Series performance, when he batted a phenomenal .688 with two doubles, two homers, six RBIs and eight walks. He also hit a game-tying grand slam in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series. The year 2013 was a Year for the Ages for Red Sox fans. You can bet that excitement will spill over when the team arrives here in February for spring training. SPORTS QUIZ 1. Who was the first player from Venezuela to play major-league baseball? 2. In 2013, Clay Buchholz became the fourth pitcher in Boston Red Sox history to have five victories in April. Name two of the first three. 3. Who was the last Washington Redskins QB before Robert Griffin III in 2012 to throw and rush for touchdowns in consecutive games? 4. When was the last time before the 2011-12 season (Lorenzo Brown) that a North Carolina State mens basketball player led the ACC in steals per game? 5. How many combined seasons did hockey great Wayne Gretzky play in the WHA and the NHL? 6. In 2013, swimmer Katie Ledecky set a new U.S. womens record in the 1,500-meter freestyle, with a time of 15:47.15. Who had held the mark? 7. Who was the first winner of the Masters golf tournament in 1934. ANSWERS 1. Pitcher Alejandro Carrasquel of the Washington Senators in 1939. 2. Babe Ruth (1917), Pedro Martinez (2000) and Josh Beckett (2007). 3. Joe Theismann, in 1980. 4. Chris Corchiani, in 1989-90. 5. Twenty-one seasons overall. 6. Janet Evans, in 1988. 7. Horton Smith.


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14B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 20, 2013 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 Baileys Uses Buying Power To Assist FISHby Jeff LysiakLast week, Richard and Mead Johnson of Baileys General Store announced the results of their Throw FISH A Lifeline campaign, which resulted in $2,000 in donations being used to purchase items to restock the food pantry at the FISH Walk-In Center. During the campaign, which was held from August until October, customers at Baileys General Store were given a coupon, giving them the option of adding $10 to their grocery list at checkout. Following the conclusion of Throw FISH A Lifeline, Baileys general manager Richard Johnson used the funds collected to purchase bulk groceries most needed for the food pantry at wholesale prices. With this communitys support, Baileys was able to use its purchasing power to help restock the FISH food pantry, said Johnson. Mead and I want to thank the community for all of their support. While the FISH Food Pantry receives the support of many islanders throughout the year, some food items are in high demand and are harder to keep in stock. A partnership with Baileys allowed FISH to directly request the specific items needed in the pantry at the time of ordering. Baileys General Store has been a great friend and neighbor to our organization, offering much-needed support over many years, said Nicole McHale, FISH board member. When our food pantry showed serious signs of depletion, we reached out to Richard who was more than happy to collaborate with us on this campaign. We are very grateful to the Bailey family for organizing this campaign, and helping us stock our food pantry for the last three months. We extend our sincere gratitude for their help. FISH relies on community support to fund all programs and accepts unopened, unexpired food items which are delivered directly to island families in need. For more information, call 472-4775 or visit From left, Nicole McHale from FISH of Sanibel with Mead and Richard Johnson from Baileys General Store photo by Jeff Lysiak Sanctuary Golf Challenge Date AnnouncedThe Sanctuary Golf Club, as title sponsor, is hosting the 12th annual Sanctuary Community Golf Challenge on January 25. This event has raised over $920,000 in the past years for the Charitable Foundation of the Islands and its predecessors solely from the support of Sanibel and Captiva residents. There are numerous sponsorship opportunities ranging from the $5,000 Diamond Partnership, which includes additional rounds of golf, lunch and dinner at The Sanctuary Golf Club to a $150 Hole Partnership. All proceeds go directly to the Charitable Foundation of the Islands, which in turn distributes the funds to assist island nonprofit organizations and individual island residents, and workers who have experienced hardships such as medical and financial emergencies. The Sanctuary Golf Clubs members have warmly embraced this event with their exceptional generosity and commitment to this fundraiser. The Sanctuary Community Golf Challenge allows opportunities for our community to contribute and say thank you, said Ken Kouril, general manager of The Sanctuary Golf Club. The golf challenge begins at 10:30 a.m. with a brunch, followed by a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start. Afterwards, golfers will meet at the clubhouse for drinks and hors doeuvres, an awards presentation and the popular Helicopter Drop. For more information, contact Brett Kist at 472-6223 or bkist@sanctuarygc. net. Mike Valiquette; Ralph Clark; Gordon Coons; Chip Roach, chairman; Steve Greenstein, co-chair; Al Hanser; Ken Kouril, general manager, The Sanctuary Golf Club; and Brett Kist, director of golf, The Sanctuary Golf Club


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The variety of dining options on Sanibel and Captiva just keeps getting better. For their size, the islands offer an extensive culinary array all making the most of the areas fresh and abundant seafood and local produce. Youll find everything from burgers to barbecue, bistro style, Italian, Mexican, American, classic deli fare, organic, vegan, gluten-free, caf food and Caribbean. In this column, each week you will be able to stay updated on our local dining establishments and what theyre offering and get the scoop on the island dining scene, whether its fine or casual, take-out or frozen desserts.w Chelsee Navy, who works at the Sanibel Sprout 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 CIELOLocated at 1244 Periwinkle Way, Il Cielo features thoughtful, local cuisine 4:30 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Il Cielo will continue its daily happy hour specials from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the bar, which include specially priced appetizers and two-for-one drink specials on all domestic bottled beer, well drinks and house wine selections. A three-course $38 per person price-fixed menu with two complimentary glasses of house wine per person will also continue Monday through Thursday from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. Il Cielo includes space separate from the main dining room for private functions or community events as well as an outdoor patio dining area. 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 20, 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 20, 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 20, 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. On Friday, Marty Stokes and the Captiva Blues Band will be playing and on Saturday entertainment will be by the Slow Deal rock band. 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 Joe McCormick with Marvilla Marzan, left, and Barbara Smith, regular entertainers at Traditions on the Beach 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 is indoor seating as well as 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. 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. 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19B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 20, 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 Dance Party with Joe McCormick and Barbara Smith; Saturday, smooth music and dancing with Joe McCormick and Marvilla Marzan; Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Dusk Duo with Dean and Kathy Winkleman, piano, guitar and vocals, playing pop, R&B, country and jazz; Thursday, Joes Christmas Invitatational with Pianoman Joe McCormick, playing jazz jams. 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 Traffic Jam. 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. Time to Refurnish Your Home or Condo? FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED SERVING LEE COUNTY COMMUNITIES FOR OVER 20 YEARS QUALITY PRODUCTS FROM: CARLTON, CAPRIS, LANE, FLEXSTEEL, SUMMIT DESIGN, DOUGLAS, QUALITY WICKER, SEA WINDS, SIMMONS, RESTONIC, BODY REST, REBWOOD, FOREST DESIGN, SHAW, PATIO DESIGN, BEST AND MORE.MONDAY FRIDAY 9-6 SATURDAY 9-5 SUNDAY 11-5LARGE SELECTION OF WICKER & RATTANOur Experienced Staff Will Help You Coordinate Delivery While Youre Here or Away OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK FURNITURE WORLD CAN HANDLE ALL YOUR NEEDS! FURNITURE WORLD CAN HANDLE ALL YOUR NEEDS!Living Room Bedroom Dining Room Patio Mattress Sets CONDO PACKAGE3 OR MORE ROOMS OF FURNITURE$6162CALL FOR DETAILS15631 SAN CARLOS BLVD, FORT MYERSCONVENIENT LOCATION FROM SANIBEL & FT. MYERS BEACH239-489-3311 Specializing in Sofa Sleepers Sanibel Island Golf Club Men Play Sucker In The BucketOn Saturday December 14 the Sanibel Island Golf Club Mens League played an interesting game called Sucker in the Bucket. In spite of the unusual name of the game players play regular golf with their handicap and it is just the scoring that is different and requires some strategic choices. The explanation requires more room than the actual results, according to the players. Each player hits only his own ball and the scorekeeper records both his gross and net score for each hole. On the first hole, the lowest net score is recorded at the bottom of the card. In case of a tie the foursome decides which player of the lowest net tied scores to accept. On the second hole the person whose score was used on the first hole is not able to be utilized for scoring on the second, third or fourth hole. Of the remaining three players the best net score is selected and posted at the bottom of the scorecard. That player and the first player cannot be scored on the third and fourth hole. Of the two players left, the lowest score is selected and that leaves one player on the fourth hole and he is the Sucker in the Bucket and his score must be used no matter what the result. On the fifth hole the first holes rules start over again. In first place with a net score of 55 was the foursome of Tony Baldino, Jim Purviance, Jerry Mader and Dick Chocol. When asked how they did it they all said that everyone contributed, but they had good scores on all the Sucker (fourth) holes with a natural birdie, a net birdie and two pars. Jim Purviance, known mostly for his tennis prowess, had a 3 for a net 2 on their last hole and Dick Chocol said, This team was an inspiration! In second place, close behind with a 56, was the team of Fred Zimmer, Tom Rathbone, Roger Cogswell and Bill Sartoris. They won a scorecard playoff with the team of Roger Triftshauser, Dick Warterhouse and Rene Losher who also finished with a 56 and were awarded third place. Winners Jim Purviance, Jerry Mader, Dick Chocol and Tony Baldino December 16 Results Odd Balls 12Fresh Legion Crew4 Sanibel Caf 9Bunts Ball Busters7 Sandycappers 9Island Lifers 7 StandingTeam Name WonLost FirstBunts Ball Busters 10753 SecondSanibel Caf 9664 ThirdOdd Balls 8773 FourthSandycappers 8674 FifthIsland Lifers 60100 SixthFresh Legion Crew 44116SANIBEL 8-BALL POOL LEAGUE 2013-14 Standings through December 16From page 10BSanibel 8-Ballfor his team and pointed out that he would have had four wins if his opponent, Becky Skog, hadnt opened the front door to the Legion during the match, thereby destroying the rooms barometric pressure. Fresh Legion Crew Captain Gator Gates racked up three wins for his team to help avoid a complete disaster. Sandycapper Jack Dalton had another 4-0 night as his team edged the Island Lifers, 9-7. Gary Murza and his son Graham combined to rack up five wins for the Lifers. Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299 or email

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CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A workplace change you might have worried about soon proves to be highly favorable for the clever Crab who is ready to take advantage of new opportunities opening up. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Congratulations. Your Leonine pride is polished to a dazzling new brilliance thanks to your success in winning support for your new project from even the most doubtful of detractors. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) An unsettling rumor about a colleagues apparently regrettable behavior is soon proved groundless, allowing you to enjoy the upcoming end-of-year festivities in a happy mood. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Your success in helping to create a harmonious environment out of a chaotic situation earns you the admiration of someone who could become an important new presence in your life. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Your Scorpions sense of loyalty could find you leading a passionate defense of a loved one you feel is being unfairly treated. The weeks end brings long-awaited family news. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Your keen instincts are once more on high alert as you find yourself being pressured to make a quick decision about a certain matter. More facts come to light by weeks end. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) An unexpected workplace development could disrupt some family plans. A full explanation, however, averts domestic discord. A financial matter continues to need attention. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Spend time away from distractions to reassess some recent moves that might not have worked out as you had hoped. What you learn could be invaluable for future decisionmaking. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A recent act of kindness is a reminder of how important your friends are to you. You might want to show your appreciation by hosting a special pre-New Years party just for them. BORN THIS WEEK: You always try to do your best, which sometimes causes you to be critical of those who dont live up to your standards. On Dec. 26, 1908, Jack Johnson becomes the first black American to win the world heavyweight title when he knocks out Canadian Tommy Burns in the 14th round in a championship bout near Sydney, Australia. Johnson held the heavyweight title until 1915. On Dec. 25, 1914, just after midnight on Christmas morning, German troops fighting in World War I cease firing their guns and artillery, and commence to sing Christmas carols. At points along the eastern and western fronts, Russian, French and British soldiers even heard brass bands joining the Germans in their joyous singing. On Dec. 28, 1938, silent-film star Florence Lawrence commits suicide in Beverly Hills, Calif. Lawrence also was an inventor: She designed the first auto signaling arm, a mechanical turn signal, along with the first mechanical brake signal. She did not patent these inventions, however, and as a result she received no credit for -or profit from -either one. On Dec. 23, 1946, President Harry Truman appoints an amnesty board to review cases of conscientious objectors who were imprisoned after refusing to serve during World War II. Of the 15,000 violators of the World War II Selective Service Act, only 1,500 were considered entitled to full amnesty. On Dec. 29, 1956, the New York Times leaks the news that the United States is preparing a major policy statement on the Middle East. The U.S. would oppose any Soviet military intervention in the region, and Middle Eastern powers could count on economic help and military help in opposing any Soviet aggression. On Dec. 27, 1968, Apollo 8, the first manned mission to orbit the moon, returns safely to Earth after an historic six-day journey. Astronauts Frank Borman, James Lovell, Jr., and William Anders were the first human beings to see the dark side of the moon. On Dec. 24, 1972, comedian Bob Hope gives what he says is his final Christmas show to U.S. forces in Saigon. The show marked Hopes ninth consecutive Christmas appearance in Vietnam. It was industrialist Andrew Carnegie, who was born into a poor Scottish family and emigrated to the U.S. as a teen, who made the following sage observation: There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration. There are 10 times more cells from microorganisms like bacteria and fungi in and on our bodies than there are human cells. If youre like 66 percent of American adults, youd bend over to pick up a penny you found in the street. Nearly three-quarters of adults would pick up a nickel. You might be surprised to learn that drinking tea increased the life expectancy of the British -and even more surprised to learn why. It wasnt any beneficial compound found in the tea itself; rather, it was the act of boiling the water, which had the effect of killing pathogens found in the untreated water that was largely in use in England at that time. Also, once the Brits started drinking tea, they became addicted to the caffeine and therefore drank quite a bit more boiled water than had been their wont, decreasing even further their exposure to the pathogens that caused illness. The United States Department of Commerce has designated approximately 30 houses across the country as authentic haunted houses. Astronauts grew roses in space just to find out if a rose grown in microgravity would smell as sweet. The researchers found that it did, indeed, smell as sweet, but the smell was different from that of the same variety of rose grown the old-fashioned way. The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not Eureka! but Thats funny .... -Isaac Asimov THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY


23B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 20, 2013 Heard Heard About Us? About Us? MARK S. MATHUSA D.V.M Sanibel ResidentFull Service Care in one of ce!Medicine Dental Surgery Emergency X-Ray House Call Ground Floor Access Friendly StaffCompare our fees! Compare our service! 1640-3 Periwinkle Way 1640-3 Periwinkle Way Call Call 239.579.0804 239.579.0804 for appt. for appt. John Grey Painting Donates New Beach Mural To Community HouseThe holiday season is upon us, and a prominent example of the gift-giving spirit arrived at The Community House early this month as John Grey Painting began work on a new mural that will grace the east wall of the buildings auditorium. The project is John Greys personal holiday gift to The Community House. The mural will show a whimsical beach scene, complete with sparkling Gulf waters, waves, welcoming sand, shore birds and palm trees. It will bring life to what has always been a plain painted wall, adding some graphic interest to the east side entrance to The Community House. In addition, the mural will be the focal point of a promotion during January leading up to the Sanibel FunFest, which will be held the last weekend of the month. During the promotion, residents and visitors can help to decorate the mural by attaching real sea shells to the wall to create a three-dimensional effect. The Community House is a part of Sanibels history, and it serves an important purpose for our town, said John Grey, explaining the thinking behind his gift. Over the years, weve tried to do our part to support it, usually by donating our more traditional painting services. But this mural project is really special, and we hope the whole community comes out to enjoy it. Said Christine Moore, the artist who worked with John to create the mural design, It has been a fun project to work on. Sanibel is known for its beaches and shells, and this mural design lets us bring those elements into the heart of town. continued on page 24B John Grey of John Grey Painting confers with artist Christine Moore on the design for a new beach mural at The Community House Sketch of the new mural to be installed at The Community House The staff of John Grey Painting begin work on the background colors Artist Christine Moore reviews the new mural design with the painting crew, from left, Derrick Grey, Nate Grey and John Grey of John Grey Painting. The mural is a holiday gift from John Grey Painting to The Community House.


24B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 20, 2013 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 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 Lily & Co. Sponsors Bingo For New Years CelebrationLily & Co. Jewelers will sponsor the bingo tournament during the 5th annual New Years Eve celebration Kiss 2013 Goodbye, held from 8 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. on Tuesday, December 31 at the Sanibel Recreation Center. This event is a great way for the community to come together and celebrate a new year that is on the horizon and wave goodbye to another fabulous year, said Lily co-owner Dan Schuyler. The bingo tournament is always a good time with many prizes, entertainment and great food. Partygoers will choose from Dietz and Watson deli subs; fruit and veggie trays and cake provided by Baileys General Store; wraps provided by Cips Place; two types of pizza by Island Pizza; chips and pretzels by 7-Eleven Food Stores; Boars Head hot dogs, CocaCola and cookies by Jerrys Foods; Dilly Bars by Dairy Queen; milkshakes by Cheeburger Cheeburger; gourmet coffee by Coffee Bar at Baileys; and freshlysqueezed juices by Sun Harvest Citrus. Advance admission to the bingo tournament is $85, or $100 at the door, with only 65 seats available. There will be $9,000 in prizes, including jewelry, five $200 gift certificates and a ladies Michelle jelly bean watch donated by Lily & Co., resort stays and golf outings. Bingo play will begin at 8:30 p.m. and participants must be 18 years or older. Additional entertainment includes Joey Evans, a magician, comedy writer and performer who has performed at Universal, on cruise ships, and for Fortune 500 companies, country clubs and past U.S. presidents. There will also be a silent auction from 8 to 11 p.m. and dancing to the music of DJ Chill Will. For those 12 years and younger, there will be Minute To Win It, and and open teen room with Just Dance 2014 for 12to 15year-olds. The evening will end with a balloon drop from midnight to 12:15 a.m. The Sanibel Recreation Center New Years Eve celebration is a family-friendly, alcohol-free event sponsored by the city, non-profits, local business, families and individuals. Proceeds assist youth of financially eligible families to attend the after-school program, fun days, holiday and summer day camps. From page 23BMuralThe wall was a bit of a challenge due to the tall windows, but we worked the windows into our palm trees and solved that problem, added Moore. Applying real shells to the scene will really make it come alive. Tom Sharbaugh, president of Sanibel Community Association which operates The Community House, also expressed his organizations gratitude to John Grey Painting for the gift. John Grey has been a valued supporter of Community House operations for years, and with this latest contribution, hes given us something quite special. The mural will add some freshness and fun to our facility while we finalize our plans for redevelopment of The Community House in the next few years. It will be fun to watch the mural come to life as real shells are added to the painted design in January. We invite everyone to come over and add their personalized shell. The Community House is loccated at 2173 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. Sharon and Dan Schuyler at the 2012 New Years Eve celebration at the Sanibel Recreation Center Barrier Island Title Services, Inc. (239) 472-3688Youll Appreciate the Difference As the first step in the painting process, artist Christine Moore sketches the design on The Community Houses east wall Phone: (239)489.0442 Email: www.gregweglarz.comState Certi ed General Contractor License # CGC A05420One Builder Serving Sanibel & Captiva for over 35 years Custom Residential Construction Remodeling Projects Design Team with Construction Drawings Plans Through Completion of Project Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or


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26B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 20, 2013 9100 College Pointe Ct., Fort Myers, FL 33919 | 239-334-1141In which state should you base your estate plan? The WRONG answer could cost you thousands ... or millions!ATTENTION!Dual State Residents Free Florida Estate Planning Guide 239-334-1141 or c ? y cost y I n whi c plan? cost y Craig R. Hersch|Attorney, CPAFlorida Bar Board Certied, Wills, Trusts & Estates Island Sun Will Power Columnist Merry Christmas ENGEL & VLKERS 1101 Periwinkle Way #105 Sanibel, FL 239-472-0044Isabella Rasi 239-246-4716 $3,900,000 Sanibel Beachfront School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My 7-year-old son gets special education services because of a language and sensory disorder. His teachers want to use sensory stories with him to help him learn and reduce some of his sensory sensitivity. I am a little confused about this technique and dont know if it will be helpful for him. What do you think? Nina F., Estero Nina, First, let me define a sensory disorder. According to the Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation, a Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is a condition that exists when sensory signals dont get organized into appropriate responses. A person with SPD finds it difficult to process and act upon information received through the senses, which creates challenges in performing countless everyday tasks. Motor clumsiness, behavioral problems, anxiety, depression, school failure and other impacts may result if the disorder is not treated effectively. Sensory stimulation is an essential part of our cognitive development, not just a useful aspect. The more of our senses that we use when we learn, the greater our brain involvement in our learning is, thus creating better opportunities for understanding and remembering. In sensory stories, meaning is conveyed through language and sensory stimuli so if someone struggles with this, the stimuli will offer extra support to comprehension. Sensory stories are stories told through a combination of text and sensory stimuli and offer children the opportunity to practice interacting with stimuli in the safety of a story. A child who needs practice at interacting with sensory stimuli may feel more able to do so within the context of a story. For example, a drop of water can be trickled down a students face to give meaning to a piece of text that talks about someone crying. By repeating the story, you build security says Joanna Grace a special education teacher who uses sensory stories with her students. She suggests that for children with significant sensory difficulties to adjust the stimuli and increase the challenge when you re-tell the story. One of her examples of this is if a child finds a sticky-touch experience challenging, you can begin with touching water, then gradually make the substance stickier each time you tell the story. By repeating the story and increasing the sensory challenge each time you re-tell the story, you can increase the students self-confidence and security. This type of story format takes time to develop and implement but the results are encouraging. For more information on the benefits of sensory stories and how to write one, visit 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. From page 8BMardi Gras Sponsor11 complexes throughout Sanibel, are the teachers, law enforcement officials, restaurant servers, bank tellers, artists, realtors and secretaries who enrich the island community and provide an available work force and essential services for island businesses and residents. The goal of CHR is to make the annual Mardi Gras Party the premier fundraising event focused on an islandbased charity, said CHR board member Tim Garmager. The inaugural event last February, he said, attracted a sellout crowd. The 2014 event will again be suitable for all ages and will include a Cajun dinner, with hot dogs for the children. Set at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club, with live music from the Blue Dirt Dixieland Jazz Band, childrens activities, a silent auction and costume contest, it will be an affordable and fun event for the whole family. CHR needs the help of all of us who believe in maintaining diversity in our island community, said Melissa Rice, event chair and CHR board member/ treasurer. We are so grateful to Doc Fords for their generous support. The committee has provided a variety of opportunities to support the cause. For information on becoming a sponsor, contact Kelly Collini at 472-1189 or email For information on the CHR Mardi Gras Party, visit www. Read us online at


27B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 20, 2013 Everyones together, the presents have been unwrapped and Christmas dinner finished. The old family stories have been retold as the next generation rolls their eyes. What else should we discuss? How about mom and dads estate plan? Boy, that would bring the house down, wouldnt it? Theres really no good time to discuss an estate plan with adult children, but its not a bad idea to broach the subject during a family gathering, especially if the family is spread out over the country and not together all that often. While you dont have to get into all of the details, there are some basics that adult children ought to know, especially if you have named them as your personal representative, power of attorney, trustee or health care surrogate in your legal documents. The first basic would be the name and contact information of your attorney, CPA and financial advisor. Scheduling a handshake visit with the attorney when the kids are in town is a good idea, if only to say hello. This makes communication much easier if it becomes necessary in a time of crisis. Since your CPA is presumably familiar with your income tax issues, its good for those that follow you to know who that person is. Ive had clients children not know who the CPA is and therefore not know what the last three years tax returns looked like when they suddenly became responsible for filing their parents returns. Finances are one of the most sensitive issues between parents and their adult children. An adult child might see investments totaling more than $1 million and wonder why mom and dad havent been more generous with gifts. We all know that while $1 million sounds like a lot of money, it doesnt generate a whole lot of income in todays low yield environments. And if a retiree spends down their principal, they have no way of replenishing it. On the other hand, many adult children can be effective stewards and guardians for their aging parents who might become susceptible to investment scams. Ive heard more than one adult child tell me that if theyd only known what their mom or dad was up to, theyd have been able to step in and avoid financial disasters. If you have a safety deposit box, nows the time to let your children know the bank branch and location of the box, along with the location of the key. If you havent already put one of your childrens names on the signature card for the box, take them down to the bank and do so. Otherwise, on your death or incapacity the box wont be accessible. Online bank and brokerage accounts are becoming more common. If something happens to you it will be important for those that you trust to act for you to know how your accounts can be accessed, including where you might keep a list of your user names and passwords. At the same time, when you change or update your passwords, youll have to remember to update that list. Online social media accounts often become problematic so the username and passwords associated with those accounts should be recorded somewhere and your loved ones should know how to find them. While Norman Rockwell never painted a family holiday scene that included legal documents, bank statements and tax returns strewn about the kitchen table, now might be a good opportunity to have much needed conversations with your loved ones. On a brighter note, I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2014. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at Will PowerFamily Holiday Conversationsby Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney; CPA Tim Drobnyk, FL Real Estate Broker NOW AVAILABLE239.281.3530 1826 Ardsley Way, Sanibel IslandBuilt in 2002, this Key West inspired home offers a large main living area with 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms. Centrally located on Sanibel with a large front and back porches overlooking .40 acres of newly installed yard and landscaping and private wooded areas. Features include oak and tile floors, Bahama shutters in the family room, volume ceilings, new stainless steel appliances, new interior/exterior paint, and updated bathrooms. Soundly built with concrete pilings, impact resistant windows, and above current flood zone. A great family residence or vacation home at a great price...... $498,500


28B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 20, 2013 United Way Helps Autistic Boy And His Mothersubmitted by Tom UhlerThe United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee helps hundreds of thousands of our neighbors each year. Ive heard many heartwarming stories, but the story of Gilberto and his mother, Olga, truly touched me. Special Equestrians is a United Way agency which provides therapeutic horseback riding activities to children and adults with disabilities. Years ago, I chaired the allocations team which recommended Special Equestrians for admission to United Way. While I thought of therapeutic riding as primarily helping improve the physical abilities of an adult or child, I didnt expect how it could improve a childs communication skills. In Gilbertos case, it did. Gilberto was not speaking when he started the Special Equestrians program. What words does a mother or father want most to hear from their child? Here is a portion of a letter from Olga to Special Equestrians: My name is Olga and Im Gilbertos mom. Gilberto is an 11-year-old with autism. He started this amazing program three years ago. Before that, he showed the typical symptoms of autism: lack of eye contact, no speech, sensory issues, low muscle tone and behavior problems. When he started, the first improvement I saw was eye contact. Then after several weeks, he started to enjoy being with people and in another couple of weeks, his first words that I would never forget I love you, mommy. Gilberto continued his progress, but hes a completely different child since then; a set of programs and changes in his diet have helped too, but this therapy was the most helpful of all. Now my son is not just able to communicate with us, he can do simple things like dress himself and go to the bathroom without any help. Theres still a long way to go with him, but my plans for the future are to continue with this amazing program and be a volunteer for Special Equestrians. Our United Way supports a local human service network of 70 agencies and over 170 programs. We do this with overhead of less than 10 cents on each dollar contributed, and our money stays right here. Your contribution to the United Way helps all of those agencies and programs, and is the easiest and most powerful way to help people right here in our community to lead better lives. Please join Linda and me in giving to the United Way today. Gilberto at one of his therapy sessions accompanied by Special Equestrian staff member John Naumann & Associates announced Novembers top producing associates: Top Marketing Associate LeAne Taylor Suarez Top Sales Agent Lorretta Geiger ISLAND SUN BUSINESS NEWSMAKERS LeAne Taylor Suarez Lorretta Geiger


29B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 20, 2013 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 Executive Chef Named At Sundial Resort A seasoned professional chef with more than 17 years of service to guests at Southwest Floridas leading restaurants has returned to the area as the new executive chef at Sundial Beach Resort on Sanibel Island, which is now open to the public for the first time in five years. We are delighted to have Chef Criss Menassa join our team, said Resort General Manager Bob Kramm. We anticipate that her culinary expertise will elevate Sundial Beach Resort, Waterview restaurant and other dining operations as well as our expanding catering services to dining levels never before experienced on the island. Her menu selections for our Christmas Grand Buffet and New Years Eve celebration will please the most discriminating aficionado of fine dining. As we move forward, under guidance from Chef Criss, we will be offering the Four Seasons of Sanibel with innovative seasonally culinary creations year-round. Prior to her new position at Sundial Beach Resort, the new executive chef served at the Wild Dunes Resort in South Carolina, the Heritage Palms Golf and Country Club in Fort Myers and at Pink Shell Beach Resort on Fort Myers Beach. The majority of her culinary experience in Fort Myers was acquired at Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa. She has cooked for many celebrities, including actress Goldie Hawn and Sopranos star James Gandolfini. Her greatest joy comes from pleasing people through her extraordinary culinary skills. In many ways, I feel like I am returning home to Southwest Florida and am thrilled to be able to help return Sundials restaurants to the respected role they once retained, said Menassa. With our bountiful waters brimming with succulent seafood, we plan to be recognized and respected for our celebration of gulf seafood and the preparation of fresh caught local fish, including varieties that the public may not be aware of. Raised in New England, Menassas culinary interests were fueled and inspired by her large Mediterranean family (with 30 cousins) resulting in strong New England and Mediterranean influences. Her mothers family was from Greece and her fathers family from Alexandria, Egypt. Having risen through the culinary ranks through influence and training by some of the finest chefs in several states, she has earned praise from her fellow peers as well as culinary audiences coast to coast. Chef Menassas gifted imagination, total flexibility and passion for her work and the people she serves will make her the driving force throughout our culinary departments, added Sundials Food and Beverage Manager Paul Cuppy. On any given day, she may be cooking for a wedding, corporate retreat, gala event or teaching cooking classes to our resident owners. Her talent for diversity in cuisine will enable her to create delicious dishes that are simple in approach and strong in flavor. Criss Menassa Superior InteriorsDesign Your Bedrooms Beautifullyby Jeanie TinchDecorating your master bedroom is probably more fun than decorating any other room in your home. Why? Because its the one room in your home that you can truly allow your personality to shine. Remember, this is your space, and you deserve the best! And, as with every decorating project, first things first. Its important to develop a decorating plan that fits your needs, your lifestyle and most importantly your pocketbook! Consider taking these three simple and easy steps: Step #1 Begin your project by visualizing, and then listing, all the types of activities youll want to conduct in your get-away haven. Perhaps its writing thought-provoking entries in your daily journal; reading your favorite books; knitting; needlework; watching old romantic movies on your TV/DVD player; daily meditation; or contemplating your plans for the next day. Whatever the activity, think through what types of things will make you the happiest in your new master bedroom retreat. Step #2 Look at your bedroom space with a critical eye. Ask yourself, can your bedroom with your given amount of space accommodate all of the activities you listed? While the answer is usually yes, you may still need to take advantage of some clever pre-planning.continued on page 31B


30B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 20, 2013 Chamber Lights Tree For HolidaysThe Sanibel & Captiva Chamber of Commerce lit their very tall Christmas tree on Causeway Road this week. Dignitaries from the City of Sanibel, chamber board members and chamber staff were some of those in attendance at this years annual celebration. Pictured at the tree-lighting ceremony were, from left, Ric Base, Robert Monk, Councilman Mick Denham, Vice Mayor Doug Congress, Mayor Kevin Ruane, Chris Heidrick, George Veillette, Trish and Greg McElroy, Candy Thompson and Steve Ehrhart Ruane did the honors of switching on the lights. Stop by the Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center, located on the right hand side after you cross the last causeway bridge, to take a photo with the beautifully decorated tree. Attendees of the chambers annual Christmas tree lighting on December 6 Healing and Wellness CenterMM31484Therapeutic Massages with Healing and Wellness in FocusOFFICE: 239.472.6010 2426 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel, FL 33957Marit Hansen MouchouMM31484 DONT ACCEPT PAIN ON A DAILY BASIS. Therapeutic Massages have proven to help eliminate pain in soft tissue. by Karen L. Semmelman, Certified EEM, JD, AAML(03-12)The last two weeks have been devoted to providing a foundation about Eden Energy Medicine and not only how it works, but why it works. These concepts are foreign to many of us, since the focus in our culture is generally to look outside of ourselves for answers provided by others suggesting what or how we should behave, achieve or just be. This approach is changing dramatically, as we see meditation, yoga, acupuncture, reiki or qigong becoming commonplace practices and known household terms. Hopefully, as you gain knowledge about the benefits and premises of energy work, it will become a mainstay in each of your lives as well. This week, we will finish the overview of the underlying premises of Energy Medicine. Last week, we reviewed three premises: 1. Energy is the foundation of the bodys physical structure. 2. Energy Medicine is a new field with ancient roots. 3. Energy Medicine is both a complement to other approaches to medical care and a complete system for self-care and self-help. It is hard to imagine that energy can shift emotional issues, yet it is true. The emotional charge of any event first begins in the auric field that surrounds us, which aura acts like an antenna, pulling to us what we need and at the same time transmitting information about us to the world. If emotional issues dont get resolved in the field then the issue will manifest in the body itself, of course, experienced as a physical manifestation. So, lets have a look at the last three premises: 1. Energy Medicine addresses physical, emotional or mental disorders, while promoting high-level wellness and peak performance. By learning simple energy techniques, you can improve your health, sharpen your mind, and increase your joy and vitality. The applications of Energy Medicine extend beyond health and healing. You can maximize your performance in almost any endeavor if you get your energies into an optimal flow and harmony. This concept of changing the flow of energies in the body to enhance health and overcome illness is hard for western medicine to embrace, in a large part, because we cant easily measure life force in the body nor have scientific instruments been developed to measure our bodys subtle energies. Because they arent measureable, however, doesnt mean they are not there. EEM suggests that any physical, mental or behavioral issue has a counterpart in the bodys energies which can be treated at the energetic level. 2. Energy Medicine is a preventive. By recognizing energy disruptions before symptoms appear, the problem may be corrected rather than allowed to progress until it erupts into disease which manifests in cancer, heart failure, a nervous disorder or numerous other maladies. 3. Energy Medicine works with your bodys reservoir of electromagnetic and more subtle energies to increase vitality; identify and correct energy imbalances that impact your daily functioning; and enhance your health and state of mind. We are electromagnetic beings, pulling our life force from the energies of this planet and staying rooted to the earth by its magnetic pull. In our hands, we have a north and south polarity that enables us to heal not only ourselves but others just with our own power. Next week, we will turn our attention to our eyes, a much overlooked part of our being. Few of us think about out eyes unless we have a problem. Have fun with your energy! Next weeks topic is Caring For Our Eyes continued on page 31B Eden Energy MedicineEnergy Medicine As A Preventive And Its Impact On Physical Or Emotional Issues Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, I am told that I am a very well functioning senior woman. Every two years for the past 25 years, my husband and I have gone to a well-known hospital as part of a research study. This year it was not convenient for us to go together, so I decided to go alone and fly up rather than drive. I was told by the facility that I would be met at the airport. When I arrived, no one was there so I waited and waited and finally went up to the airport information. Three women were at the counter and I asked if I was in the proper area, and they said, Yes. I waited some more as I had no contact number with me. Finally, I went up again to get information and inquired if anyone had called. They said, No. The three women looked at me and asked if I knew where I was, because I was probably in the wrong city. The facility I was going to did not exist and since no one had called, I was so furious I asked for their phone book and telephone and they very reluctantly gave them to me. Of course, I was in the right city. The name of the facility I was going to had been changed and the women did not know the new name. I was definitely in the right place, the driver had gone to the wrong place and he had been too involved talking to his friends. I was furious. All of these people had immediately assumed, because I was older, I was confused, disoriented and impaired. There was never a thought that the driver could be confused or the three people at the airport information desk lacked knowledge. Before you make hasty conclusions about a persons mental abilities, be sure you know exactly what you are talking about and the information you have is correct. I would like you to share my experience with your readers. Josie Dear Josie, Ageism, like so many other isms, are still very much a part of our everyday experience. continued on page 31B


31B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 20, 2013 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 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 Do you drive an expensive car Do you drive an expensive car but wear cheap glasses? but wear cheap glasses? Dont worry; new glasses technology can match your style. Select from our up to date frame inventory and high performance lenses that are aberration-free and all backed by our two year lens and frame warranty. deaRPharmacistNatural Cures For Holiday Headachesby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: Im prone to tension headaches, but during the holidays, theyre constant. I take ibuprofen and sometimes hydrocodone. Can you help me? JR, San Jose, California Tension headaches are the most common type of headache. Millions of people get them. The trigger could be an argument, poor posture, lack of sleep, overworking yourself, chronic pain, tight muscles, eyestrain, skipping a meal or grinding your teeth. One main reason is muscle tightness. An occasional tension headache is no big deal, but if theyre chronic, defined by more than 15 a month for three months solid, I can see why you take that medicine! Termed CTTH, short for chronic tension-type headaches, these can cause depression, even if you are a happygo-lucky person. While painful, these headaches differ form migraines because they dont have the nausea, halo or any type of aura. This makes them much easier to manage as compared to migraines where you have to discover the migrenade and eliminate it. The term migrenade is my word for a trigger that you eat, inhale or create that goes off in your body like a grenade, causing your migraine. There are no real migrenades in CTTH so you can usually eliminate or at least manage these much quicker. The reduction of stress or ending an unhappy relationship can help. Here are some supplements that may help you become headachefree: Rhodiola: Perfect for people with a lot of mental stress, emotional conflict or anxiety. As you know, that can cause tension headaches. Because rhodiola removes ammonia and lactic acid from your blood, it could help with muscle fatigue. Shoot for about 100mg per day, taken anytime before lunch as it may be slightly stimulating. Magnesium: Simple solution for tight muscles. Magnesium relaxes your muscles. If you read my Drug Mugger book, over 200 prescription medications mug it from your body leaving you at risk for muscle aches, migraines, depression, high blood pressure and cardiac arrhythmias. Some forms of magnesium will give you diarrhea. Choose high-quality brands. Arnica Cream: You can buy this at health food stores, it helps soothe muscle aches and relax tight muscles. When the ingredients found in this beautiful flower extract get into your cells, they temporarily shut down a metabolic pathway called NF Kappa B, (NF B) which spills nasty pain-causing chemicals (termed cytokines). You can have your massage therapist rub it on too. Hops: Known also as Humulus lupulus, this herb can reduce histamine levels, a compound (better termed a cytokine) that is associated with headaches. Hops also helps you to fall asleep, and we know insomnia is a trigger for CTTH (and migraines). When I say hops, I mean the supplement form or tea, not beer! Hops is known as a flavoring agent in beer. I offer natural and pharmaceutical treatment options for dozens of types of headaches in my new book, Headache Free, available in January. See my website for details: www.DearPharmacist. com 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 From page 30BEnergy MedicineThe Windows To The World. Send questions to Prior articles may be found at her blog or through the Island Sun. 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. Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: What exactly can humor therapy do for someone who is down?A: Humor heals a stressful mind and feelings of sadness. Make a point to find one funny thing to laugh at each day. Keep on the lookout for things that tickle your funny bone (e.g., jokes, photos, birthday cards, etc.). Collect them in a tickler notebook and refer to it often as your humor resource. Irony, parody, satire, blue collar, white collar or no collar; laughter is great medicine for mind, body and spirit. Watch a funny movie as often as possible and get into the habit of laughing throughout your day. Remember to avoid sarcasm as it only promotes stress. Laughter is good medicine and it loosens up the solar plexus. You will actually feel physically better after a good laugh, so go ahead and tickle your funny bone. From page 29BDesign BedroomsStep #3 Think about coloring your world, especially your soon-to-be-redesigned master bedroom. As with most all decorating projects, one of your first priorities is locking in a color scheme. Color sets the stage and provides harmony to everything else that will eventually find its way into your new bedroom. Its the backdrop that surrounds all of your furnishings, fabrics and accessories, lighting... everything! Jeanie Tinch is an interior designer on Sanibel/Captiva Islands. She can be reached at From page 30BMom And MeYounger people are always very quick to evaluate the mental functioning of anyone over 50, frequently making the wrong conclusions. What you experienced is common and is resented by the victims. Some older people are impaired, but with better health we hope it will become less of a problem. Lizzie and Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is Read us online at


32B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 20, 2013PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY BUILDING CONTRACTOR CO MPUTER S CO N S TRU C TI O N Custom Home Building|Remodels Design Service Available Sanibel Owned & OperatedOf ce Phone & Fax 239-472-6711 Joseph Mills Lic. #CBC058789William Mills Lic. #CBC058788 MILLS BROTHERS BUILDING CONTRACTORS UPH O L S TERY A Friendly Personalized Service From Owner-Operator Steven CservenyakPARAMOUNT DECORATOR & UPHOLSTERYsince 1974 Complete line of quality upholstery work by European CraftsmanWe work with the finest imported silk, satin, damask, brocades, velvets, hand-loomed crewel, embroidered tapestries from Italy, Belgium & India.Antique Furniture Restoration We also do boat cushions & down feather cushions472-8086 735 Donax Street, Sanibel IslandPET S ITTIN G Island Pet SittingKelly TyrrellIsland Fancy Florida Seafood Gumbo 12 ounces oysters, drained 8 ounces blue crab claw meat 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup chopped celery 1 garlic clove, minced 1 tablespoon butter 1 teaspoon anise seeds 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon crushed red peppers 1 10-ounce package frozen okra 2 20-ounce cans diced tomatoes Remove remaining shell or cartilage from oysters and crab and set aside. Cook onion, celery and garlic in butter until tender. Add anise, salt, sugar, peppers, okra and tomatoes. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Add oysters and simmer an additional 15 minutes. Add crab and heat thoroughly. Serve over rice. Yields eight to 10 servings. Fancy Florida Seafood Gumbo Read us online at


33B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 20, 2013 answer on page 35B FIND AT LEAST SIX DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PANELS SUDOKUTo play Sudoku: Complete the grid so that every row, column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 (the same number cannot appear more than once in a row, column or 3x3 box.) There is no guessing and no math involved, just logic.answer on page 35B PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY PAINTING Residential & Commercial Painting COLOR SCHEMES on request fromSanibel Home FurnishingsPower Washing Wallpaper Hanging Faux Finishing Free Estimates Interior & Exterior Dependable Reliable Licensed & InsuredLic #S3-11944 With your contract a donation to your favorite charity will be made. 395-3928 Cell: 841-4302 G ENERAL CO NTRA C T O R N Cbtn f Rr CGC1517615www.dbrowngc.com239-593-1998 A BBB Accredited Business with an +A Rating INTERI O R DE S I G N 2330 Palm Ridge Road Sanibel, FL 33957 (239) 395-2525 Fax (239) 395-2373 Toll Free: 1-866-395-2525 beachfloordecor@aol.comVerticals Mini Blinds Draperies Wallpaper Furniture Ceramic Wood Appliances Interior Painting Custom Cabinets Upholstery Kitchen & Bath RemodelingSanibel Design CenterPam Ruth V.P. Interior Design (Cell) 239-850-4128NEW H O ME S REM O DELIN G & ADDITI O N S New Homes Consulting Remodeling Contracting P.O. Box 143 Sanibel Island, FL Phone: 239-472-2601 Fax: 239-472-6506 DESIGN AND REMODELING ARTISTIC INTERIORS INC. CALL CHRIS BORING @239-989-6122BORINGDESIGNSO6 @EMBARQMAIL.COMLic#RG291 103860, SI 16371DESIGNING AND REMODELINGFROM CONCEPT TO COMPLETIONQUALITY REMODELING AND SERVICEWE DONT JUST DO REMODELING, WE CREATE ARTWORK


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36B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 20, 2013 CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON REAL ESTATE CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 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 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! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277RS 1/4 BM TFN SUNDIAL BEACH AND TENNIS RESORTOne bedroom condo (kings size bed), ground oor, steps to the beach. Rental daily, weekly, monthly or beyond. Please call for information: 917 208-6018SEALOFT VILLAGEPrivate community. Quaint cottage-two bedroom, two bathroom, pool, 250 step access to beach. Rental monthly. Please call for information:917 208-6018NS 11/15 CC 1/3 FOR RENTGulf Pines Home. 3/2. Well Appointed. Short Path to Beach. Pool, Tennis. Available Dates: Jan., March, April 2014. 239-481-2441.NS 12/6 CC 12/27 ANNUAL RENTALRE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace 239-472-2311RS 1/4 BM TFN GULF PINES HOME W/PRIVATE BEACH PATH SANIBEL ANNUAL RENTAL $3,500/MO UNFURNISHED3200 SqFt single family home in beautiful, private community. One house from beach, short walk to 2 community pools and tennis courts. Large, private landscaped lot.3-4 Bedrooms -most with decks; 3.5 baths, large open living room -LR& EIK open to screened porch. High end appliances, 2nd fridge, W/D, 2 car garage. Contact: (917) 680-4440.RS 11/8 CC TFN KELLY ROAD 2BR/2BA2nd oor, end unit w/screened lanai. Small complex w/pool & tennis. No smoking, no pets. Close to Sanibel & Ft. Myers Beach $800/mo. Avail Dec. 1st. Annual only. 239851-4921 or 239-454-3252NS 11/22 CC TFN ANNUAL RENTALS472-6747Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/OwnerServing The Islands Rental Needs Since 1975 NS 12/6 BM TFN LAKE FRONT This updated 2 bedroom/2.5 bath Townhouse is available mostly furnished. All appliances, gorgeous serene views, covered parking, walk to stores. Call to view this property. $1,500/mo. BEFORE SANIBEL 1/1 UF Condo on Davis Rd. Just before Sanibel. Just painted & tiled. Pool & Tennis $695./mo.ANNUAL RENTALS ON PARADISETwo 3/2 units available Unfurnished Washer/Dryer in each unit Newly remodeled Pets allowed On the river. Quiet island living. $1,900/Month Call Bridgit @ 239-728-1920NS 12/6 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 HELLES CLEANING SERVICESResidential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047NS 1/4 PC 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 SANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971RS 1/4 BM TFN ROGER NODRUFF ELECTRICLic# EC12002788. Call Roger 239-707-7203. Aqualink Motor Controls. Of ce & Store Maint.RS 6/7 CC TFN S. FL LINE DANCEWith Robert Robitaille Line dance classes. Fun and great exercise with energetic instructor. All styles of music! No experience or partner required. Audience: adults and seniors. First 30 minutes of class is an instruction for beginners. Call 239-245-8196 or cell 954-309-3778. Welcome all...RS 11/15 CC TFN HELP WANTEDNURSERY 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 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 SERVICES OFFEREDAFFORDABLE HOME CAREHomeCare Services With A Difference Specializing in Alzheimers,Parkinson,Stroke etc. Live-ins, 8 hrs, 24 hrs. FBI Background Check available. Licensed & Insured. References Available, call Cell: 561-509-4491 or 239-963-8449NS 10/25 CC TFN HOME/CONDO WATCH CONCIERGE SERVICESDorado Property Management Full Range of Services Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 Call Lisa or Bruce at 239-472-8875RS 1/4 BM TFN LIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511RS 1/4 CC TFN WALK TO BEACH, EAST END1/2 Duplex, 2 BD 1BA Bright, Clean, Modern Avail Jan. Call Bob 410-913-2234 tidewaterbob@comcast.netNS 12/20 CC TFN YEAR ROUND RENTALISLAND HOME 2 BR/1 1/2 BA with lanai. Quiet neighborhood. 1667 Atlanta Plaza Drive $1300/mo. (631) 374-2605NS 12/20 CC 12/27 ANNUAL RENTALTEACHER ASSISTANTFull Bene ts, Tolls paid The Sanibel School Please call Maureen 239 472-1617NS 12/20 NC TFN


37B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 20, 2013 CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 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 WANTED TO BUYCASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280 RS 12/6 CC 2/28 FOR SALEKITCHEN UTENSILThe Nicer Slicer will change the way you think about your daily bread. This handheld kitchen tool slices breads and meats into thin vertical pieces. Visit 12/13 CC 12/27 Silver and Gold Jewelry 20% OFF for island workers 2431 Periwinkle Way www.SanibelSeaLifeGallery.comNS 11/1 CC TFN BUY SELL TRADE 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 BOATS CANOES KAYAKSDOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800RS 1/4 NC TFN FOR SALE Two 2-man Kayaks Pelican and Cobra with life preservers and oars. $400. each. 239-472-3133.NS 12/20 CC 12/27 HELP WANTEDVOLUNTEERS NEEDEDAt The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000RS 1/4 NC TFN VOLUNTEERS 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 WANTEDHELP WANTEDPart-Time Unit Inspector for a fast paced condo association. Wednesday & Saturday from 8AM to 4PM December through April. 12/HR + Paid Sanibel Tolls. Send resume to NS 12/13 CC 12/20 News From The VetEar Infectionsby Dr. Mark MathusaEar infections are the second most common presentation for dogs visiting our clinic. Often these pets and pet owners have dealt with this problem lifelong. Owners get frustrated, pets are uncomfortable, and many of these cases worsen as time goes on. True ear infections are uncommon in cats unless there is an underlying abnormality such as polyps in the ear canal or immune system abnormalities. The majority of feline ear presentations are ear mites that are easily treated. Ear infections (otitis externa) come in a wide range of presentations. Some are simple. A dog might get water in the ear from swimming or grooming. These infections, when addressed early on, are managed quite easily. In most cases, an ear wash and medicine is used after an ear stain reveals the type of microorganism responsible. This will usually be bacteria or yeast. Ear infections that are promptly addressed usually resolve quickly. Those that are advanced can be much more difficult. Pus and infectious discharge exiting the ear canal will lay on the skin over all parts of the ear. This material chemically scalds the tissue resulting in pain, odor, pigmentation, roughening and scarring of this area. Microorganisms have a much easier time surviving in this environment as the tissue changes and swelling makes the ear canal ever smaller. The ear canal is surrounded by cartilage, meaning that tissues cannot swell out, they can only swell in. Many of these dogs present with an ear canal so small it is impossible to even pass a cotton swab. This makes cleaning and medicating more difficult while trapping more infected debris. Changes in the ears cartilage over time can result in calcification of the ear canal and an untenable situation. At this point, there are no cures for the ear infection, only management. Ear infections in some dogs are recurrent, leading to frustrated owners. Most of the time this happens not because of a faulty treatment, but because of the infections underlying cause. In fact, oftentimes the ear infection is the symptom, with allergies (which also cause itchy skin) being the underlying cause. Ear infections just happen to be how these allergies manifest. As we know, there are no cures for allergies, only treatment, for which there are many. The allergy and ear infection respond to therapy, but as the allergy recurs, the symptom of ear infection recurs as well. Low thyroid function can exacerbate allergic conditions. In some of my patients, both dogs and cats, polyps growing in the ear canal can lead to constant state of infection. Poster children for these polyps include cocker spaniels and all retriever breeds. The only cure for these pets, along with those with massive scar tissue formation, is complete removal of the ear canal. This procedure is rarely done as advanced disease usually comes about late in the pets life. Most of these pet owners manage the disease medically as best as they can. If an ear infection is present in your pet, early diagnosis and aggressive management can prevent myriad of unwelcome changes. Once an infection is established, ear wash alone may lessen the odor and debris, but will never clear the infection on its own. The sooner otitis externa properly is addressed, the greater the chance for a desirable outcome. Dr. Mark Mathusa, DVM is a licensed veterinarian on Sanibel. 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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 20, 2013 Pets Of The Week Email your editorial copy to: Hello, my name is Gus and Im a one-year-old gray and black male Australian cattle dog Im a quiet, calm, handsome, leash-trained guy who knows my basic commads. Ill make a great addition to to your family so do both of which is $50 off the regular adoption fee of $75 when you draw a discount coupon from Animal Services Holiday Stocking! My name is Tinker and I am a domestic short hair female black tabby age 1 years. I guess they call me Tinker because I remind everyone of a little fairy named Tinkerbelle. Im beautiful and can add some majic to your life. Adoption fee: $10 during Animal Services Black Tie Affair Adoption Promotion! For information about this weeks pets, call 5337387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office, off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, ageappropriate 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. Tinker ID# 576936 Gus ID# 579457 photos by




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