Island sun


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Island sun
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Island sun (Sanibel, Fla.)
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v. : ill. (some col.) ; 36 cm.
Lorin Visek & Ken Rasi
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Sanibel, Fla
Sanibel, Fla
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United States of America -- Florida -- Lee -- Sanibel
United States of America -- Florida -- Lee -- Captiva


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Vol. 1, no. 1 (July 2, 1993)-
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"Sanibel and Captiva Islands."

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University of Florida
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DECEMBER/JANUARY SUNRISE/SUNSET: 7:15 5:44 7:15 5:45 7:15 5:45 7:16 5:46 7:16 5:46 7:16 5:47 7:17 5:48 VOL. 21, NO. 27 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA DECEMBER 27, 2013 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands Read Us Online at Sanibel Welcomes Soldier Home For The Holidaysby Jeff LysiakAn enthusiastic and emotional crowd of more than two dozen people greeted a U.S. Army soldier when he arrived on Sanibel on Monday evening, just in time for the holidays. Frank Lidester, whose mother is an island resident, was treated to a VIP welcome around 6:30 p.m. on December 23, with the flag-waving contingent anxiously awaiting his arrival. Unbeknownst to Lidester, several locals had planned a patriotic reception for him. Four members of the Sanibel Fire & Rescue District and two crewmen from the Iona-McGregor Fire Department positioned a pair of ladder trucks at the base of the Sanibel Causeway high span bridge, hanging a 30-foot American flag borrowed from the City of Fort Myers Fire Department across the roadway. Lidester was overwhelmed by the warm welcome he received from the crowd, many of whom he had never met before. This is a nice surprise, said a stunned Lidester, a native of Lafayette, Indiana. It really means a lot to me. The most poignant moment of the welcome reception came when Lidester saw his grandparents standing a few yards away from the crowd. The soldier walked quickly towards them and embraced his grandfather, Don Center of Fort Myers Beach. Watching them hug, according to one witness, gave me goosebumps and tears. more photos on page 36 A 30-foot American flag flies above the Sanibel Causeway on Monday night, part of the patriotic welcome home for Army soldier F rank Lidester photos by Jeff Lysiak Frank Lidester and his grandfather, Don Center


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 27, 20132 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 Firm Times of the IslandsMini 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 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 Affourtit Honored With Islands First Quilt Of ValorLongtime Sanibel resident and West Wind Inn General Manager Ren Affourtit received a very patriotic surprise on December 18. A dozen close friends and neighbors arrived at his home accompanied by Pat Brettschneider, representing the Quilts Of Valor Foundation. We saw a piece about the quilts on NBC Nightly News, said Affourtits friend and neighbor, Marc Giattini. Before Brian Williams finished speaking we knew we had to pursue getting a Quilt Of Valor for Ren. Retired from the U.S. Army with the rank of Colonel, Affourtits military career carried him from deployment as a Green Beret in Vietnam to service as Chief of Staff to Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger. During the formal presentation of the 6x5-foot quilt, handmade by volunteer quilters Sharyn Wurst and Linda Hancock, Brettschneiders remarks included, We understand that freedom is not free, and this quilt is meant to say thank you for your sacrifice. We hope it will serve as a symbol of how much we appreciate your long and illustrious military career, all the way from the battlefield to the highest echelon of the Pentagon. In his December 19 letter of thanks to Brettschneider, Wurst and Hancock, Affourtit wrote, The quilt will always remain a part of me, not just because of your recognition of me (probably undeserved) but for the selfless time the patriotic quilters put into these works of art. They are the ones who should be honored. Quilts Of Valor is a grassroots group of quilters all across the United States whose mission is to honor all our combat service members and veterans who have been touched by war with a Quilt Of Valor. Since the group was founded by Catherine Roberts in 2003, when her son deployed to Iraq, over 94,000 quilts have been presented. To learn more about the Quilts Of Valor Foundation, including how to request a handmade quilt for a U.S. combat veteran, visit Quilts of Valor representative Pat Brettschneider, Colonel, USA Retired Ren Affourtit and Sanibel City Manager Judie Zimomra Affourtit surrounded by Marc and Cheryl Giattini, the requesters of his Quilt Of Valor 1571 Periwinkle Way. Sanibel, FL 33957. 239-472-5223 Read us online at


3 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 27, 2013 Historic Vessel Stops By Jensens Marinaby Jeff LysiakEarlier this month, the vessel which accompanied long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad on her historic Havana, Cuba to Key West, Florida swim stopped by Jensens Twin Palm Resort & Marina on the way back to her home port. Dee Brady, owner and captain of the Voyager 1, visited the Captiva marina during her commute between Key West and Anna Maria Island. Who doesnt love the Jensens? Brady said last week. Ive stayed at their cottages many times over the years. Whenever I make that trip, I like to take three days to do it, and Jensens is easy in, easy out. Brady has accompanied Nyad during each of her four attempts to swim the 110-mile route between Cuba and Florida since 2010. Nyads first attempt took place in 1978, when she was 28 years old. The now 64-year-old swimmer successfully completed the swim this past summer, beginning on the morning of August 31 and finishing at 1:55 p.m. on September 2. Brady, her Voyager 1 crew, a team of doctors, shark and jellyfish experts and observers followed a safe distance from Nyad throughout her journey. She described the author, motivational speaker and record-breaking swimmer as incredibly funny, smart and generous. But above all, she added, Nyad is simply inspiring. It was an honor to be a part of making history, said Brady. During those previous attempts, it was heartbreaking when her swims ended. But when she made it, it was indescribable overthe-top joy. Over the past four years, Brady brought her 34-foot motorized catamaran to Key West, where Nyad would train for her long-distance swim. In August 2011, she swam for 29 hours in rough seas before the attempt was halted. Another try one month later ended after 41 hours due to strong currents and both jellyfish and Portuguese man-of-war stings. Storms and jellyfish stings thwarted her fourth attempt in August 2012. Finally, on September 2, 2013, Nyad became the first swimmer to make the Cuba-to-Florida crossing without a shark cage, covering the distance in 53 hours. Jimmy Jensen with Dee Brady, owner and captain of the Voyager 1, which accompanied Diana Nyad on her record-breaking swim from Havana, Cuba to Key West, Florida Aerial image of the Voyager 1 as it accompanied Diana Nyad on her historic swim in September 2013 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. Center 4 Life EventsCheck 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. Bridge Monday and Wednesday at 1 p.m. Cost is $2.50 for members and $5 for non-members. Prizes are awarded. Hand and Foot Tuesday at 1 p.m. Cost is $2.50 for members and $5 for non-members. Prizes are awarded. Canasta Tuesday at 1 p.m. Cost is $2.50 for members and $5 for nonmembers. Prizes are awarded. Mahjongg Thursday at 1 p.m. Cost is $2.50 for members and $5 for nonmembers. Prizes are awarded. iPad and iPhone Classes Instructor: Ronda Seifer Walis, Tuesday and Thursday, 9 to 11 a.m. $60 per session for members and $90 for nonmembers. Class size limited to four. Own iPad/iPhone required. iPad Introduction January 7 and 9 and February 4 and 6. iPad Intermediate January 14 and 16 and February 11 and 13. iPhone Intermediate January 21 and 23 and February 18 and 20 Page Turners with Ann Rodman If you are not on the Page Turners list, and wish to be, email annrodman@aol. com or contact the Center 4 Life. The next selection for Wednesday, January 8 at 2:30 p.m. is The Forgotten by David Baldacci This book was recommended by Nola Thesis, director of Human Trafficking Awareness Partners. She will say a few words about her program. AARP Safe Driving Classes Thursdays, January 23 and 30 and March 20 and 27, 1 to 4 p.m. Classes are held in the Center 4 Life building on Library Way. The January class is scheduled for two Thursdays, January 23 and 30 from 1 to 4 p.m. Cost is $20 with a $5 discount for AARP members. Taking the class makes you eligible for an auto insurance discount. Register by calling Ed VanderHey at 292-4012. You need not be a member of the Island Seniors to attend. Caloosahatchee Oxbow and Riverlore Cruise Sunday, February 9. This 2.5-hour adventure begins by going through the W.P. Franklin Lock in Olga and through the meanders of the historic upriver Caloosahatchee. Follow the river back in time when a waterfall served as the headwaters of the Caloosahatchee and settlers braved living in the wilderness. The tour is guided by Rae Ann Wessel, a river researcher, long-time river advocate, historian and SCCF natural resource policy director. Cruise is aboard the 47 passenger Manatee Rover pontoon boat departing at 1 p.m. from the W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam off SR 80 in Olga and returning by 3:30 p.m. $35 for members, $40 for non-members. continued on page 12


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 27, 20134 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. Holiday Mini-Golf runs Thursday, December 26 through Sunday, December 29, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission for open play is $3 for adults, $2 for children under 12. Volunteers are needed to collect admission, issue putters and serve snacks. Call 472-2155 to sign up. For more information or to be an SCA sponsor, visit or call 472-2155. Holiday mini-golf at The Community House CECI Holiday ConcertThe Childrens Education Center of the Islands celebrated the holiday season with a joyful concert followed by snacks for the parents and families of the students. The students sang Jingle Bells, Must Be Santa, Feliz Navidad, Mele Kalikimaka and many more. Ms. Cindys Music & Movement class danced to the Florida Kids Jingle Bells, wishing for mommy to take them to run and play in the snow. Madison Byrne showed her Christmas spirit for the concert Alina Ziemian loved the cupcakes with Christmas tree green icing 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 ail y at 10a m e craft y 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! The students sang their hearts out for their parents and families Be Safe! Be On-time! Be Safe! Be On-time!239.472.4160Licensed, Regulated, Professional Service 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


Bes JEWELERS VOTED c ooe JEWELRY STORE IN THE NATIONBEST OF THE ISLANDS SEVEN CONSECUTIVE YEARS!520 TARPON BAY ROAD (ACROSS FROM BAILEY'S) | SANIBEL, FL 33957 239-472-2888 LILYJEWELERS.COM FOR THE OF TIMES YAPPYNEWYEAR!Lily & Co. is a proud member of the "International Watch and Jewelry Guild." and offer Rolex, Breitling, Cartier, Blancpain, Omega, Chopard, IWC, Patek Philippe, Corum, Piaget, Panerai, Vacheron Constantin and Ulysse Nardin. Lily & Co. is not afliated with Rolex USA, Inc. or Breightling, USA, Inc. 5 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 27, 2013


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 27, 20136 Kiss 2013 Goodbye At New Years Eve Celebration by Jeff LysiakThe City of Sanibels 5th annual New Years Eve Celebration, dubbed Kiss 2013 Goodbye, returns to the Sanibel Recreation Center on Tuesday, December 31. Doors will open at 8 p.m. for the party, which runs until 12:15 a.m. The New Years Eve celebration is a family-friendly, alcohol and tobaccofree event. Admission includes food, games (for adults and youth), a professional DJ and entertainers, dancing, face painting and a midnight balloon drop. The featured performer will be magician Joey Evans, whose unique comedy magic shows have been an audience favorite for over a decade. His show has been described as high-energy and audience interactive, leaving everyone in disbelief at how funny the impossible can be. Evans has performed at Universal Studios, aboard cruise ships, as well as for Fortune 500 companies, country clubs and several past U.S. presidents with great reviews. Activities for children, teens and tweens include Just Dance 2014, Minute To Win It and Dance Til You Cant with DJ Chill Will. Prizes will be handed out for Father Time, Mother Time and Baby New Year. Also, seven items will be available during a silent auction, plus a 50/50 raffle will be conducted just before the midnight countdown and balloon drop. Tickets purchased in advance are $15 for adults and $12 for youth ages 7 to 17. Tickets purchased at the door are $20 for adults and $15 for youth ages 7 to 17. Children 6 and under are admitted free. Children 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult. In addition, bingo for adults (18 or older) will be played, with only 65 seats available. The game offers prizes valued in excess of $9,000. Cost is $85 per chair in advance or $100 at the door (includes event admission ticket and three bingo cards). All proceeds are donated to the City of Sanibels Recreation Center Financial Assistance Program to assist workers on the island and island residents who financially qualify for their children to attend the after school program, fun days, holiday and summer day camp at the rec center. Event sponsors include Steve and Gail Burke, Advanced Disposal, Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club, Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Foundation, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille, and Bob, Darlene and Boomer Duvin. The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information, call 472-0345, visit or call event chairman Barry Roth at 313-9591. Gathered to promote this years New Years Eve party at the Sanibel Recreation Center are, front: Dave DeFonzo; middle from left: Michael Eitotis, Marcy Stutsman, Estella Barain, Char Durand, Andrea Miller, Scottylynn Kelly and Thomas Downin; back from left: Mitch Marinak, Tiffany Casola, Sarah Christopher, Jai Earle, Barbara Gennity, Matt Fannon, Kayla Schuneman, Tasha Maddix and Debbie Kwok.


7 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 27, 2013 American Legion Post 123 NewsOn Sunday, December 29, American Legion Post 123 will serve a meal of meatloaf and mashed potatoes from 1 to 8 p.m. On Wednesday, January 1, the 25th annual Tugboat Willys New Years Day picnic will be held, with live music all day. Call Post 123 for more information. On Sunday, January 5, stop by the Legion for spaghetti and meatballs served all day. Every Wednesday, Post 123 offers $5.95 Hump Day specials. Sanibel 8-Ball Pool League action continues every Monday at 5 p.m. Texas Holdem is played Thursdays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. New players are welcome but must be American Legion members. Every Friday, Post 123 serves a 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. A Sanibel Tradition for 38 Years Neptunes Most Glorious Treasures... Created in Gold with Diamonds, Enamel & Inlays of Colorful Opal


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 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 27, 20138 HAPPY NEW YEAR HAPPY NEW YEAR From everyone at the From everyone at the Island Sun Island Sun


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Hello Shoppers of Sanibel, When you shop Jerrys of Sanibel youll experience much more than just quality grocery shopping. From H20 Outfitters to Sanibel Surf Shops flagship store to Sanybels Finest and more, there are just enough shops at Jerrys to turn an ordinary day into an extraordinary day. Before shopping at Jerrys Foods, you can enjoy PocoLocos exclusive ice cream selection from local favorite, Love Boat Ice Cream, or you can get pampered at Sanibels only organic spa and salon Spatini Teabar. And our courtyard is a wonderful spot to relax with family and friends; its a little piece of paradise teeming with colorful exotic birds! Stop by and say hello! Regards, Jerrys of Sanibel 1700 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957 1700 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Welcome to Welcome to Jerrys Jerrys of of Sanibel Sanibel Fax 239.472-1658Toll Free 866.746.6574 239.472-6776 ARTS & CRAFTSHours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. 7 days F2394721658 To To A R AR NANNYS NANNYS CHILDRENS SHOPPE CHILDRENS SHOPPE Childrens Childrens Fashion Fashion NOW OPEN NOW OPEN 239-472-TINI (8464) www.spatiniteabar.comMassage Salon Services Facials Tanning Tea & Retail Bridal Services Tea barSpatini Organic Spa & Hair LoungeISLAND SUN DECEMBER 27, 201310


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ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 27, 201312 Rabbi And Stand-Up Comic To PerformRabbi and stand-up comic Bob Alper is scheduled to perform on Saturday January 11 at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Judea, 14486 A&W Bulb Road in Fort Myers. Heard several times daily on Sirius/ XM Radio, Alpers fresh, contemporary and unorthodox style has been amusing audiences around the world from Hollywoods IMPROV to the Montreal Comedy Festival and Muslim Fest 2009. His unique brand of humor has been shared in synagogues, mosques, churches, colleges and theaters, and during corporate events throughout North America and England. Alper will provide a 90-minute program. Adults and children 11 years old orcontinued on page 27 Rabbi Bob Alper 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 Communion 9 a.m. Contemporary Service with Kids Church 10:45 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 C D with this ad 10 % OFF ENTIRE PURCHASE 239.437.4555 On your way to Costco, stop by and visit us next to Jasons Deli On your way to Costco, stop by and visit us next to Jasons Deli Resort wear | Cruise wear | Elegant casual Florida wear Resort wear | Cruise wear | Elegant casual Florida wear Escapada, Match Point, Before and again, Zen Knits, Barbara Gerwitz, Donna Morgan Escapada, Match Point, Before and again, Zen Knits, Barbara Gerwitz, Donna Morgan Thyme body and lotions Thyme body and lotions From page 3Center 4 LifeTuesday Kayaking January 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 8:30 a.m. There is space for 16 people on eight two-person kayaks and unlimited space for those who own their own kayaks. Kayaks, paddles and life jackets provided. Bring water, a small snack, sun lotion, bug spray, sunglasses, hat, and change of clothing. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Advance registration is required. Fitness Classes are available and all ages are welcome. Members pay $3.50 per class, visitors $6. Island Seniors annual membership is $20. Sanibel Recreation Center members must show their membership cards to attend. Happy Hour Fitness Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8 a.m. This class aims to keep brains fit and heart, lungs and muscles strong with a combination of aerobics and muscle conditioning exercises and balance. Hand weights, stretch cords, and body weight will be used. Silvia Villanueva is the instructor. 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 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. This class does all of its exercises using a chair. It is designed to stretch tone and strengthen while improving flexibility, proper alignment and circulation. It meets the needs of varying experience levels. Bring a towel. Kris Brown is the instructor. For more details regarding our programs or on becoming a member of Island Seniors, contact the Center 4 Life at 472-5743 or stop by 2401 Library Way, Sanibel.


13 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 27, 2013 Pin The Tail On The Bethlehem DonkeyThe LOGOS kids at Sanibel Community Church held a Happy Birthday Jesus party on December 11. They also celebrated all the kids who had birthdays in December and the half year, July. John Quillin modeled the table decorations while Carson Liebetrau enjoyed his cake. Afterwards, the kids played Pin The Tail On The Bethlehem Donkey, and Finn Walters was one of the table winners. John Quillin and Carson Liebetrau Finn Walters Pin The Tail On The Bethlehem Donkey game results Island Winds CoiffuresHAIR SALON FOR WOMEN & MEN 695 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel Promenade 472-2591"Let us Pamper You!"LINDA MARISA JEANNE JOSEPHINE FEATURING FACIAL THREADING BY JOSEPHINE FEATURING FACIAL THREADING BY JOSEPHINE( b btnf) NEW CUSTOMERS ALWAYS WELCOME!Featuring Manicures Pedicures Cuts Color Perms A Sanibel Tradition for 38 Years Feel the Romance of an Earlier Time with Authentic Ancient & Spanish Treasure Coins and Estate Jewelry Youth Baseball/Softball Clinic At Sanibel Ball FieldsA Youth Baseball/Softball Clinic will be held on Thursday and Friday, December 26 and 27 at the Sanibel Ball Fields, located next to The Sanibel School. The City of Sanibel is not sponsoring or endorsing this event. For more information or to register for the clinics, call 472-1144 or email info@ Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 27, 201314 Mayeron Returns To Garden Clubs Annual Auctionsubmitted by Carolyn DeCosterVictor Mayeron has agreed to return as the auctioneer for the Shell Islands Garden Club of Sanibel and Captiva annual auction on Tuesday, January 7 in the North Room of The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way, guaranteeing a lively time for all. The auction starts at 12:30 p.m., and the public is invited to attend. Members of the club will donate items from their homes and gardens, homemade jams and jellies and other goodies to be auctioned off. Included thus far are a complete set of Charlie Sobczak books, a book of Georgia OKeefes frameworthy prints and an original painting. Proceeds will be benefit various local philanthropies of the garden club including CROW, the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village, ECHO and SCCF. The Shell Islands Garden Club is a membership of hands-in-the-dirt gardeners with interests in floral design, horticulture, conservation and local philanthropies. Victor Mayeron 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 Weeds N SeedsWeeds n Seeds is a group of amateur botanists who enjoy finding and identifying native plants on Sanibel. Their walks, visiting different locations on the island, last for two hours and are guided by a leader with a plant list. The group will meet on the SanibelCaptiva Conservation Foundation Nature Center porch on Monday, January 6 at 9 a.m. Depending on the location visited, participants may need parking money.They should bring a hat, water, sun block and comfortable enclosed shoes with socks. For more information, contact Candice Etheridge at 395-9498. Walks are free but donations to SCCF are welcome. Dune sunflower




ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 27, 201316 Putting Science Back Into Flood Insurancesubmitted by Ken and Kate Gooderham, ASBPA executive directorsThe recent uproar over the Biggert-Waters Act more commonly recognized as the bill which attempted to fix certain issues with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) brought everyones attention back to the issue of flood insurance. (Considerable increases in the premiums property owners would pay also helped.) Unfortunately, the focus was more on cost and less on purpose and much less on the facts and fictions surrounding the NFIP. In that spirit, lets address some of the myths that have been repeated during the recent ruckus: This is not a subsidy of the coast. The NFIP covers all kinds of flooding coasts, rivers, lakes and more. In fact, the NFIP mission (as stated in a Congressional Research Services study) is a unified floodplain management strategy to reduce property losses from flood peril and public spending to compensate disaster victims. Four of the top 20 costliest flood disasters covered by NFIP are non-coastal; many of the others include both coastal and non-coastal damages. This is not a subsidy of the wealthy. Remember, the NFIP has a maximum coverage of $250,000 so its really supporting the middle-class coastal homeowner, a very endangered species these days. Yes, owners of high-end homes can get coverage but only up to $250,000, even if their home is worth 10 times that. Its not a subsidy at all. The NFIP (until Hurricane Katrina) was not subsidized by taxpayers, but was a line of credit from the U.S. Treasury that allowed post-disaster payments to be repaid by future premiums a system that worked just fine until the $16.6 billion hit from Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma. Part of the Biggert-Waters Act was to extend FEMA (which oversees the NFIP) some measure of debt forgiveness to offset the current $17.75 billion due to Treasury. From 1978 to 2011, the NFIP had lost money annually (e.g. paid out more that it took in in premiums) five years out of 36 -not a bad record of self-sustainability. Of course, this doesnt take into account the pending payout costs for Superstorm Sandy, which will push the program further into the red but, as with any insurance, you have to look at the long view financially, with the expectation of making adjustments as year-to-year events take their toll. The changes in flood maps reflect new technology as well as a revised look at storm flooding risk. Since the highest premiums hit the homes with the highest likelihood of flood damage typically, the at-grade structures the greatest impact is on the older coastal homes (since most buildings of a more recent vintage would have been elevated thanks to NFIP coastal building rules). Again, this means the middleclass, middle-income homeowner was looking at the biggest hit, which explains the hue and cry over the premium spikes. The act worked to address properties that were not paying actuarially correct premiums but that amounted to barely 20 percent of the NFIP properties. Thats not to say those properties didnt need to be brought up to actuarial par over a reasonable period of time (they do, since other NFIP premium payers have been subsidizing them for years), but the number is not as large as some reports would have you believe. The NFIP also helped improve coastal construction, reducing flood damages by an uncalculated amount while helping those properties hit by flooding to recover and to rebuild under rules that made future flood damages less likely. It also put more atrisk properties into the overall pool by requiring flood insurance for federally backed mortgages. (Unfortunately, both benefits were not all-encompassing or always totally enforced.) However, with all the talk about politics, parity and public reaction, not much is being said about science and making decisions based on facts rather than emotions. Any delay in implementing the Biggert-Waters reforms is a political decision; but delaying the research needed to make the NFIP more factual and able to base its decisions on science undermines the good things flood insurance has done and, worse, undercuts the systems ability to make necessary adjustments toward future sustainability. (Actually, some of the science addressed in Biggert-Waters wasnt totally on target or was missing altogether a fix we wish lawmakers would work on instead of dwelling on politics and premiums.) Good science is all the more important when you consider that 13 of the top 20 storm damage events (judged by the amount paid by NFIP) have occurred since 2000. Even taking out sea level rise as a factor, the increased number of people along the coast or (in flood-prone areas away from the coast, which are also covered under NFIP) means that even formerly routine storm events will now cost more and extraordinary storms such as Katrina and Sandy will have an even more catastrophic financial toll in years to come. Flood insurance is not going away nor should it, since people will continue to live in flood-prone areas and disasters will continue to happen. That means we need science-based research and facts more than ever, if a valued and viable NFIP is to evolve in a way that will ensure its future sustainability. 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17 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 27, 2013 Ding Darling Lecture Series Features Nationally Acclaimed ExpertsFamed nature photographer Clyde Butcher, celebrity birding authors Don and Lillian Stokes, and John Englander whose book High Tide on Main Street foretold disasters like Hurricane Sandy headline the eagerly awaited 2014 Ding Darling Nature Store Friday Lecture Series at JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island. The free series kicks off on Friday, January 17 in the Ding Darling Visitors & Education Center Auditorium with Bob H. Lee, author of Backcountry Lawman: True Stories from a Florida Game Warden The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company is sponsoring the 2014 Lecture Series with support from the Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS). Due to their popularity, the free lectures will be held twice each Friday, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company has a true commitment to conservation and the health of our wildlife, and were so grateful to have them team up with the Society on our lecture series, said Birgie Vertesch, DDWS executive director. Other lectures will examine John J. Audubon, frigatebirds, mangroves, Florida panthers and more. The seasons complete schedule is listed below. Book signings follow all of the starred (*) lectures. Seating for the lectures is limited and available on a first-come basis. As usual, Wildlife Drive is closed on Friday, but visitors are welcome to enjoy the free Visitors & Education Center and recreational opportunities at Tarpon Bay Explorers, the refuges official concessionaire located at its Tarpon Bay Recreation Area. For more information, call 472-1100 ext. 241 or log on to *January 17 Bob H. Lee, Author Backcountry Lawman: True Stories from a Florida Game Warden *January 24 Charles LeBuff & Deborah Gleason, Authors Sanibel & Captiva Islands: A Look Back In Time *January 31 John Englander, Author High Tide on Main Street: Rising Sea Level and the Coming Coastal Crisis *February 7 Don and Lillian Stokes, Authors 3 Easy Steps To Bird ID February 14 Brian Fox Ellis John J. Audubon Re-enactment February 21 Kenneth Meyer, University of Florida Magnificent Frigatebird February 28 Volunteer Luncheon/No Lecture March 7 Joy Hazell, Florida Sea Grant Learning & Loving Mangroves March 14 Mike Owen, Biologist Fakahatchee Strand March 21 Rick Bonney, Cornell Lab of Ornithology Citizen Science March 28 Erin Myers, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Florida Panthers April 4 Charles LeBuff and Chris Lechowicz, SCCF Amphibians & Reptiles of Sanibel & Captiva Islands *April 11 Clyde Butcher, Nature Photographer Florida: Where Water, Earth & Heaven Meet As a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, DDWS works to support JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuges mission of conservation, wildlife and habitat protection, research, and public education through charitable donations and Refuge Nature Shop proceeds. To support DDWS and the refuge with a tax-deductible gift, visit or contact Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566, 472-1100 ext. 4 or DDWS vice president Doris Hardy (blue shirt) accepts a check for $5,000 from the gang at The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company to sponsor the 2014 Ding Darling Nature Store Friday Lecture Series The stunning photography of Clyde Butcher is one highlight of the refuges upcoming lecture series


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ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 27, 201320 The Year In Fishing, Good And Badby Capt. Matt MitchellWith this year quickly coming to an end, I often think back about this past years fishing and the state of our fishery. The first thing that comes to mind is what outstanding redfish action we had this fall. This was quite possibly some of the best fall redfishing I can ever remember, Starting in about mid-August and going on until about mid-November I had many redfish trips when we located a big schools of large hungry fish and anglers caught one after another. I feel a big part of the reason we had so many big redfish in the sound this year was because of the big snook cold water kill of four years ago. The less snook in the ecosystem the more food the redfish had to eat and therefore more redfish could survive to become part of the brood stock. With redfish taking roughly three years to mature, the timeline really works for this theory. All this crazy memorable redfishing action happened during a period that we had more rain than we had seen in the past few years of dry summers. During this same time all the headlines in the news every night were about how bad the water quality was and that there was no life in the sound due to the massive amounts of fresh water being dumped out of Lake O. Quietly, during this whole media circus and supposed major water crisis, along with many of my fishing guide buddies, we made a living day in day out all around the mouth of the river. Clients were simply amazed at how many fish they caught after they had almost not even booked a fishing trip due to reports they had seen about the devastation of the water releases reported on even the national news. All of this action was in some of the darkest water we have seen for years. Despite all the bad publicity, clients who listened to their longtime fishing guides and not the news have some incredible once in a lifetime redfishing memories. Hopefully, this coming year the Lake O water releases issue will finally be somewhat resolved or y the government at the state and federal levels will choose to take action. Our local government needs to get involved too as many of our water quality issues unfortunately start much closer to home. Yes, Lake O is a big part of the problem and needs to be addressed but year after year when the rainy season is over and our water clears up, this whole issue seems like its forgotten until the next wet summer. If you are on an old leaky septic system and or fertilize your nice green Bermuda grass lawn, you are part of this water quality problem too. Many cities in Florida are still on septic systems and residents fight being on a city sewer system tooth and nail. This is a twopart problem. During the rainy season all the fertilizer and leaky septic systems run right into the river and are then pushed downstream by the lake releases. Controlling cleaning and holding the huge amounts of water being released from Lake O is a quick fix but only a part of the big picture. Everyone who lives in Southwest Florida needs to be part of the long-term solution. September 1 this year marked the first opening of snook season for almost four years. This closure was a huge success and really let the numbers of snook rebound. I think the FWC really did a great thing to protect this premier gamefish of our area. Anglers are currently enjoying some of the best snook fishing we have seen in many years. Trout numbers in the sound continue to be in great shape, at least as good if not in better condition than they have been in for many years. This will be the second year in a row trout fishing was not closed in our area for November and December and we are currently expierencing some of the best trout fishing of the year. The big news and good news for most tarpon fisherman this year was the Boca Grande-style jig being outlawed as of November 1. It is now also against the law to remove a tarpon from the water. With what seems to me like declining numbers of tarpon in our area over the last five or more years, hopefully this will be a baby step to help our tarpon population slowly recover. Another issue with our tarpon numbers is the declining amount of juvenile tarpon habitat. This is a much bigger problem to address as it deals with water quality and the protection of mangrove estuaries. Despite all the bad water news this year, after being out on the water almost daily it appears to me our fishery in Pine Island Sound is generally in good shape. What makes our backyard such a incredible fishery is the amount of healthy grass flats we have and all the bait these flats produce. The only species that seemed to in fewer numbers was the tarpon and with new rules in place to protect them this year, I hope they will be on the slow road to recovery too. Happy angling and thanks for reading Capt. Matt 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. 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21 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 27, 2013 Boating Safety And Life JacketsThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission recently provided inflatable life jacket kits to U.S. Power Squadron units across the state. The kits will be used by instructors to provide information on inflatable life jacket use and to show students how easy it is to wear a life jacket all the time while boating. Organizations like the Power Squadrons are a critical part of boating safety efforts in Florida and across the country, said Brian Rehwinkel, FWC boating safety outreach coordinator. The instructors with the Power Squadrons are often the first boating safety contact a new boater will encounter, and the information learned in a boating safety class can make a big difference on the water. Life jacket kits were purchased through boating safety grants for approved boating safety classroom courses in Florida. Life jacket wear does make a difference. Statistics show that more than 62 percent of the 55 boating-related deaths confirmed in 2012 were attributed to drowning, which life jackets are designed to prevent. We want to promote the message that there is a wide variety of comfortable, affordable and stylish life jackets on the market today, Rehwinkel said. It is easier than you might think to keep you and your passengers safe. The project with the Power Squadrons will help get that message out to those enrolled in boating safety courses. The Power Squadrons is a nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to making boating safer and more enjoyable by teaching classes in seamanship, navigation and related subjects. For more boating safety information, visit Life jackets dont have to be bulky, as seen on this FWC rescue vessel crew Rol Campbell, president of the Sanibel Island Fishing Club, caught a 17-pound red grouper approximately 32 miles offshore while fishing with Capt. Charles Sobczak aboard Nine Lives. The fish was almost 32 inches long. It was pulled out of the rocks after a 15-minute battle. Rol Campbell with a 17-pound red grouper Fish Caught 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 27, 201322 CROW Case Of The Week: Faces Of CROW 2013by Patricia MolloyThis year, CROW has treated nearly 3,500 native and migratory wildlife patients. Of that number, nearly 2,000 were babies. Highlights January: The year began with a surprise visit from inhabitants of the Great White North. More than a dozen razorbills one of the rarest arctic seabirds in the United States mistakenly flew to tropical Southwest Florida during their seasonal migration. February: Two Fort Myers residents investigated a report from neighbors that a three-day-old owlet had fallen from its nest. After donning heavy gloves, the fuzzy little youngster was placed in a box on their lanai overnight. The next morning, they called the Sanibel wildlife clinic for assistance. An examination at the wildlife clinic proved that the owlet was unharmed. The owlet was fed and re-nested in a more sturdy, handmade nest. Both parents were heard making clicks and squawks, and mom and dad resumed caring for and feeding their baby the following morning. August: An eastern screech owl was admitted to CROW after being hit by a passing car. As a result of the accident, the rear of its left eye was torn, causing discoloration of the iris, enlargement of the pupil and air bubbles. As Dr. Heather explained, Neither I, nor any other ophthalmologist I spoke with, have seen (this). While she feared that the owl would be permanently blinded in the affected eye, she felt certain that it could survive in the wild. October: Several baby striped skunks, called kits, were admitted to the hospital as orphans. The odor-able babies were housed in a separate room in the nursery to avoid any stinky mishaps. After several weeks of supportive care, they were successfully released. November: While an unsuspecting bald eagle was enjoying a quiet breakfast in an outdoor flight enclosure, staff and volunteers scurried around the wildlife hospital gathering clean towels, protective falconry gloves and cameras, all of which were loaded into an awaiting van. Once the checklist was complete and the eagle had eaten, the majestic raptor was placed inside a large carrier and whisked away. Once at the release site: She was very ready to go I opened the top of the cage and she was out in an instant, said volunteer Ruth Parks. In addition to hospital rounds, Dr. Heather has been busy raising the hospitals national profile through participation in international conferences, taking part in a clinical trial of the drug cholestyramine and by maintaining close contact with federal, state and local agencies that are involved in veterinary medicine, natural resources and/or wildlife conservation. As Dr. Heather noted, Regardless of how you feel about cute, fuzzy animals, remember that these animals play an important part in all of our environment. They can be an early warning system for diseases that can affect you, your children and your pets. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from our local area. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit: Thirty three percent of patients are mammals. This shy, female coyote pup was admitted with a broken leg, likely caused by a careless driver Sixty percent are avians, like this crested caracara, which was successfully treated for a broken ankle Reptiles make up nearly six percent of patients treated, like this green sea turtle, which weighed more than 300 pounds BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island 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...


23 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 27, 2013 The unusual Chuck-wills-widow is a nocturnal avian the size of a pigeon Several striped skunk kits were kept away from other babies to avoid any stinky mishaps This laughing gull took part in a federallysanctioned experimental drug trial at CROW This rare Kemps ridley was taken outside regularly to a sea turtle tank for day camp At 15 inches, the pileated woodpecker is one of the largest woodpeckers in North America An unusual eye bubble had formed in the eye of an eastern screech owl Maybe the biggest surprise of the year was the arrival of more than a dozen arctic razorbills. Storms disrupted their normal migratory pattern. The nursery at CROW is always full. Pictured is a little eastern cottontail bunny. $8.00 OFFany bottle of wine $25 or more. All evening. $2.50 OFF Happy Hour Happy Hour4:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m.1/2 OFFHouseWine & Wells$1.00 OFF Craft Draft$1.50 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 12/31/13The purchase of each adult entree. 1200 Periwinkle Way(1/2 Mile west of the Causeway) 472-1998 Open 7 Days Wine WednesdaysNo matter how you Mix or Match, Matzaluna is THE place for Craft Draft beers and wood fired pizza! Ft. Myers Brewery Gateway Blonde............... Primavera Cigar City Jai Lai......................................... Matzaluna New Belgium Brewery Fat Tire...................... Pepperoni Peroni................................................. Chicken Siciliano New Belgium Brewery Shift................ Angelo Meatlover Florida Avenue IPA .......................Shrimp Scampi Pizza Kona Wave..................................................... Margarita Matzaluna Ale........................................... Caprese Pizza*Selections subject to change 01/03/13


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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 Birds Eye ViewDomestic Cats, Coyotes And The Sanibel Rice Ratby Mark Bird WestallContinuedLast week, I brought up my concern for the survival of a little-known, endemic mammal called the Sanibel Island rice rat. I think there is plenty of native habitat preserved on the island for this wetlands creature, but I am worried about the impact two exotic predators could have on the species. Domestic cats love to eat any rodent they come across and many owners dont give it a second thought as they let their feline companions outside when they are meowing at the door. Preying on rats and mice is what cats do and just because we humans feed our pets every day doesnt nullify the animals innate desire to feel the chemical rush they receive when stalking and pouncing on prey their ancestors hunted thousands of years ago. Case in point: How many human hunters do you think enjoy a hearty breakfast of bacon and eggs before going out and stalking and killing their chosen prey? Even though they are well fed usually, the human hunter still loves the rush of the hunt. I even suggest that my love of taking my canoe trips into the refuge and seeing how close I can get to the wildlife without disturbing them has, at its roots, the rush I receive when getting close to my prey. I have just, intellectually, chosen to stop short of killing my prey, but my instinct as a predator is the same. Cats dont have that capability to moderate their innate desires; they act on their instincts. The good part of my concern about domestic cat predation on the Sanibel Island rice rat is that most sterile domestic cats do not range very far from their immediate home range so they may not be exploring very far into the rice rats native wetlands habitat and Sanibel has so much preserved land that maybe the threatened species can maintain a safe distance from this potential threat. If the human owners of domestic cats can realize the danger their pets present to the native wildlife, making sure they stay close to home and sterilizing them, perhaps, can minimize that threat. But I do not believe the solution for the coyote threat will be that easy. The same preserves where the rice rat can hide from domestic cats are the perfect hiding places for these exotic predators as well. And I am also afraid that the coyote, with no real natural control on its population levels, will continue to thrive on this island until most of the small animal prey-base (including domestic cats) is decimated. If that happens, not only will the islands prey species disappear, but all of the islands native small animal predators may suffer as well, such as snakes, hawks and owls. Now, I find the coyote a fascinating wild creature that I love to hear yipping in the middle of the night while camping in its native habitat west of the Mississippi River. But in Florida and on Sanibel, I only see devastation as a result of it being here. You see, the wolf used to be a major factor in keeping the coyote out of most of eastern North America. But we humans dont like the wolf to compete with us for wild game or occasionally take our livestock, so we exterminated the wolf in the east. And the coyote said, Thank you very much! I may have written about this before, but there is a great story concerning the relationship between coyotes and wolves and the impact that relationship can have on other species such as birds of prey. A few years after they reintroduced wolves to the Yellowstone ecosystem, the scientists discovered that raptors were also coming back to the National Park. What they found out was that when the wolf was removed from the system, coyotes increased in abundance and, since they fed more on the same prey as the raptors, there wasnt enough food to go around and the whole ecosystem got out of whack. Once the wolves were allowed to come back, the coyotes declined in number, the small animal prey-base increased, and the raptors soon began hunting in the national park once again. Isnt it interesting how humans are always messing with the natural balance of things and the whole system gets screwed up? So, we eliminated the wolf from the eastern U.S. and in the 1950s the coyote crossed over the Mississippi River and began its long migration towards Sanibel. Now the coyote has become our problem on Sanibel. And the solution will have to be, perhaps, an unpleasant one for the animal lovers on the island. There may have to be some sort of harvesting program. I would be interested in seeing how controversial that idea would be. There has not been a very vocal outraged sentiment about the purging of the alligator population on the island. I wonder how Sanibelites would feel about harvesting those cute little coyotes. And there may not be many that care that much about the Sanibel Island rice rat, but something has to be done or the whole system could fall apart. Cat owners could take more responsibility for their pets behavior, but how do we keep the coyotes from creating a biological wasteland in the interior of the island? Humans have created a problem. We better start thinking about what were going to do about it. 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.


27 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 27, 2013 From page 12Rabbi Comicolder are welcome. Tickets are $18 in advance or $22 at the door. Temple Judea is thrilled to be hosting Rabbi Bob Alper, said Keith Grossman, co-president of Temple Judea. Rabbi Alper has distinguished himself as the Rabbi comic, and we are looking forward to a full house of people laughing together. A native of Providence, Rhode Island and a graduate of Lehigh University, Alper was ordained at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati and was the first Jewish person ever to earn a doctorate from the Princeton Theological Seminary. He has served congregations in Buffalo and Philadelphia, where he continues to conduct High Holiday services. Alper began his comedy career in 1986 when he entered the Jewish Comic of the Year Contest at the Going Bananas club in Philadelphia. Television, radio and personal appearances followed as he honed his distinctive approach to stand-up comedy. He has been seen on Good Morning America, the Today Show, Showtime, the BBC and CNN, among others. Today, Alper performs nearly 80 shows a year. In addition to his solo shows, Alper performs frequently in a pairing with Muslim comedian Azhar Usman. He has authored three books. His latest is Thanks. I Needed That., a collection of 32 true stories. Hes also produced two best-selling comedy CDs and a 102-minute DVD titled What are you a comedian? For more information or for tickets, call 433-0201. 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 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 $1Send your editorial copy Sanibel 8-Ball Pool LeagueBall Busters LeadRich Ennis, Dave Doane and Terry Ricotta had three wins each as league leading Bunts Ball Busters coasted to a 13-3 victory over Island Lifers, gaining a 19-game lead in the standings. Ball Buster Captain Bob Buntrock also posted four effortless wins against Island Lifer Captain Connie Lee. Sounds good, but the fact is that Connie had guests in town for the holidays and forfeited the four games to Buntrock, who insisted that a win is a win is a win.With Captain Kip Buntrock again sitting on the bench, his Odd Balls streaked to 11-5 win over Sanibel Caf. The Cafes loss came only one week after their almost miraculous upset victory over Bunts Ball Busters. The Odd Ball win was led by snowbird Noah Smith, who was labeled my main man by Kip Buntrock because Smith hails from the state of Maine. Once again, Buntrock displayed a keen grasp of the obvious. Doc Lubinski and Jimbo Gaubatz each had three wins for the victors. With three victories each, John Riegert and Jack Dalton dragged the Sandycappers to a 9-7 win over Fresh Legion Crew. Crew Captain Gator Gates had two wins for his team and got three more wins from super-sub Dennis Bender, former captain of Bathroom Magic, two-time winner of the league. Sanibel Antique Shows2014 Show Date January 11th & 12thSanibel Community House2173 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, Florida 33957 Hours: Saturday 10am 5pm Sunday 11am 5pm There will be a silver appraisal service both days. Proceeds donated to the Sanibel Community House. There will also be two $25.00 gift certi cates drawn each day. An antiquing adventure in paradise.Renate B. Taylor Promoter P.O. Box 50880 Fort Myers, FL 33994Two days of shopping fun for $6.00. Please bring this ad to receive $1.00 o admission.


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ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 27, 201330 Upcycle! Art Fest At Ding DarlingSanibel Islands first fine arts and crafts event to require the use of repurposed and re-envisioned materials is set for April 16. Twenty-five artists working in all media from around the U.S. are expected to qualify for the Upcycle! Art Fest, which will be held at JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel. We are planning an educational and entertaining event that will directly benefit wildlife and its habitat at Ding Darling, said Barb Lund, Upcycle! Art Fest committee chair. Besides demonstrating the importance of recycling and conservation, it will offer visitors opportunities to purchase one-of-a-kind pieces and even try their hand at it. The festival will take place at the Ding Darling Visitor & Education Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring works for display, judging, and sales. Activities will include artist exhibits, an art sale, a silent auction for an exclusive piece fashioned by Andrew Corke specially for the event, make-and-take crafts for childrens and adults, and environmental slide presentations. Artists wishing to register for the event can do so at Spots remain for 10 more artists to be accepted by a jury on a first-come and quality basis. Businesses or individuals interested in sponsoring or participating in Upcycle! Art Fest may contact Birgie Vertesch, Ding Darling Wildlife Society executive director, at 292-0566 or From page 28Imagine Galainteractive technology, smartphone-based bidding, and educational displays, all while raising funds for the centers programs and exhibits. Unique to the gala will be collaborative art pieces featuring the heads and faces of local community leaders enhanced by childrens depictions of their bodies. Eric Raddatz, founder of the Naples and Fort Myers film festivals, will be the emcee and auctioneer. Guests will be able to explore new exhibits that the center expects to complete in early 2014. Watershed Wonders: Caloosahatchee Connections is an interactive exhibit that illustrates the Florida watershed from Lake Okeechobee to the Gulf of Mexico through the Caloosahatchee. Phases 3 and 4 of this project are scheduled to be completed in January. The Water Table exhibit, a hydroponic display including plants and fish, is also scheduled to be completed in January. For more information about The Imaginarium Science Center and the Underwater Wonders Gala, call 3217420 or visit Award-winning upcycle artist Andrew Corke will create a new piece for Upcycle!s silent auction An Inside Look At Wildlife Recovery The CROW Picture Show offers insights about the native and migratory wildlife species brought to CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife), with photos of patients in treatment at the facility. In 2012, CROWs wildlife hospital cared for 3,583 sick, injured, and orphaned animals. Of the 200 different species, 61 percent were birds, 33 percent mammals and six percent reptiles. CROW is not permitted to display its patients publically, so this presentation offers the next best thing: numerous candid snapshots of current and past patients, with commentary by Claudia Burns, a veteran clinic volunteer. The next CROW Picture Show is on Friday, December 27 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in CROWs Visitor Education Center at 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road, across from the Sanibel School. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for teens, free for members and children 12 and under. The 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 4723644, ext. 228. To learn more about CROW, visit 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! Baby raccoon photo(s) courtesy of CROW Baby opossum drinking milk from a jar Baby striped skunk Baby otter being fed


31 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 27, 2013 Free Refuge Programs To ResumeFrom birding and biking the refuge, to learning about gators and crocs, the seasonal calendar of free programs and tours at JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge begins on January 2 and runs through April 25. New this year, Indigo Trail Hikes will include the recently opened Wildlife Education Boardwalk, plus three programs have been added to the schedule: Raptors of Southwest Florida, Reptiles and Amphibians, and Natures Pollinators & Plant Walk. Daily programs begin at 8:30 a.m. and include such diverse topics as Nature Photography, Plants of the Bailey Tract Tour, Calusa Shell Mound Tours, Floridas Venomous Wildlife, and Family Craft & Story Time. We have something for visitors of all ages, said refuge education specialist Ranger Becky Wolff. The free refuge programs and tours last anywhere from a half hour to two hours. For a full calendar of programs and tours and descriptions, visit Educational programs are made possible through support from the Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS). This years Friday Indigo Trail Walk takes in the new Wildlife Education Boardwalk Ranger Becky Wolff points out some replica animal tracks along the boardwalk MUSIC LESSONSJennifer ValiquettePrivate Instruction on Piano, Saxophone, & Flute Sanibel and Fort MyersPhone: 239-989-7799 Web: 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


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 27, 201332 Shell Found Dave Miller with his junonia On December 6, Dave Miller from Nofork, Arkansas, found a junonia on Captiva in front of Tween Waters Inn, where he was staying. He said, I was in the water waist deep at high tide (2 p.m. Friday, December 6) when I saw an orange flash in the water as shells were being swept back into the water. When I scooped it up with a bunch of other shells, there it was! Right on top of the other shells captured in my scoop. After 13 years of coming to Captiva and finally finding one, what a treat. God is good On December 15 at sunset, Joe Prokopovich, with help from his wife, Laurie, caught a sizable bull shark at Blind Pass. The couple were visiting from Freeland, Pennsylvania. Shark Caught Joe and Laurie Prokopovich pose behind a large bull shark


33 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 27, 2013CROW Wonders Of Wildlife PresentationsCROWs visitor education center and gift shop is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. It allows visitors to share in the life cycle of the patients from the time they are admitted until their ultimate release back into the wild. For those who want a closer look at what CROW does, daily presentations are offered at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.. Admission to the education center is $5 per adult, $3 per teenager, and free for children under 12. The weeks schedule is as follows: Friday, December 27 Why Animals Come to CROW. Each year CROW treats over 3,000 native and migratory wild animals in Lee County. A CROW team member gives an overview of its annual patient statistics and their reason for admission. Saturday, December 28 Owls of Southwest Florida. There are five owl species native to Southwest Florida, and their hunting adaptations enable them to be top predators. Owls are typically nocturnal, but there are crepuscular exceptions. A CROW team member teaches about who they are from hunting adaptations to common reasons for admission to the hospital. Monday, December 30 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. CROW medical staff tells what animals are currently in the hospital and how they treat over 3,000 patients a year. Tuesday, December 31 Patient Profiles: Sea Turtles. CROW is the only licensed sea turtle facility between Sarasota and Miami on the southwest coast of Florida. A CROW team member describes why they are admitted and how the medical staff treats this species. Thursday, January 2 Patient Profiles: Gopher Tortoises. The life of a gopher tortoise revolves around its burrow, and the species is found digging from southern Georgia to Southwest Florida. Because of its contributions to the ecosystem, it is classified as a keystone species. The presentation is about why they are admitted and how the medical staff treats this species. For more information, visit www. or call 472-3644 ext: 228. CROW is located at 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road. Birding In The PreservesExperienced birders will lead outings on the second and fourth Fridays of the month to two island preserves: Sanibel Gardens Preserves, jointly owned and managed by the SanibelCaptiva Conservation Foundation and the City of Sanibel; and the Shipley Trail at the Bailey Homestead Preserve. Both new and experienced birders are welcome to participate with the chance of seeing a variety of birds in a diversity of wildlife habitats. Botany enthusiasts are also welcome to help identify plants along the trails. All walks begin at 8 a.m. but the locations do vary. Walks are free for members and non-members. Call 472-2329 for more information. Where to meet: January 10 For Sanibel Gardens, enter Island Inn Road from Tarpon Bay Road and park on the side of the road near the trailhead, or enter Island Inn Road from West Gulf Drive, park near road barrier and take a short walk to the trailhead. January 24 For the Shipley Trail, meet in the parking lot at Roadside City Park on Periwinkle Way (just east of Islander Trading Post). The Shipley Trail runs through the Bailey Homestead Preserve and connects the citys Pond Apple Park Trail to Roadside City Park. NOTE: The Shipley Trail is not yet open to the public, nor is the rest of the Bailey Homestead Preserve, which is still undergoing restoration. Great horned owl undergoing treatment Bald eagle


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 27, 201334 Sand-Sculpting Display Coming To The Community House For Fun FestAs part of the upcoming Sanibel Fun Fest community festival, to be held on January 24, 25 and 26, The Community House will be holding a SandSculpting Contest. Its a way for Island businesses and non-profits to build team spirit, have some fun and get exposure by showcasing their organizations to the world. Sculptures will be constructed Friday, January 24 and Saturday, January 25 in a special sand display area to be set up on The Community House grounds. Teams will be outfitted in Fun Fest gear as they set to work on their entries. Fun Fest attendees will be able to get a close-up view, cheer on or critique their favorite team, and vote for the best entry. Judging will be held on Sunday, January 26, and trophies will be awarded for Best of Show, Peoples Choice and Sculptor Team Spirit. Organizations can enter a team by becoming a sponsor ($500), putting together a team (can be employees or just friends of the organization), and dreaming up a sand sculpture design that fits the events theme (Our Island Community). Sculpture ideas can range from classic sandcastles to depictions of island life or even an interpretation of an organizations logo. Team members need not have previous sand-sculpting experience, as expert design help and instructions in building techniques will be provided by a professional sand-sculptor from Team Sandtastic. Since space for the sand-sculpting entries is limited, sponsors are urged to sign up early to secure a spot for their team. Contact the sand-sculpting event coordinator Salli Kirkland at 472-4919 to sign up. Individuals with previous sand-sculpting experience who are not part of a business or other organization but wish to participate should also call, and a spot will be found for them on one of the teams. Proceeds from Sanibel Fun Fest and the Sand Sculpting Contest benefit the Sanibel Community Association, a non-profit 501c3 organization which operates the Sanibel Community House now in its 87th year of service to the island community. Sand sculpture entries can range from classic castles to wildlife to familiar commercial imagesCall 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 Raw Bar Open now 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! 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!SANIBEL GRILL OPEN 11:30AM New Years Day!!!!!TIMBERS OPEN NEW YEARS EVE & NEW YEARS DAY 4:30PM 9PM WE SERVE IT FRESH OR WE DONT SERVE IT AT ALL!


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ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 27, 201336 A crowd of more than 20 gathered to greet Lidester upon his arrival to the islands photos by Jeff Lysiak Sanibel Fire & Rescue District members Tim Barrett and Bill Briscoe, along with Sanibel Police Department Sgt. George Krivas, unfurl the stars and stripes Firefighter Carl Johanson keeps the line tight as the American flag is secured into place The flag before it was raised above the causewayFrom page 1Sanibel Welcomes Soldier Home For The Holidays


37 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 27, 2013 Academy At Shell Point Offers A Tale Of Two Cities: Detroit And SingaporeThe Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point Retirement Community welcomes Dr. Phil Gannon presenting The Tale of Two Cities: Detroit and Singapore. This three-part series is scheduled as follows: Tuesday, January 7: Is the Past Prologue? A View of Detroit and Singapore from 1700 1942 Tuesday, January 14: The Detroit Story: From an Industrial World Leader to Bankruptcy Tuesday, January 21: The Singapore Story: From Third World to First Sessions will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands at Shell Point. The Tale of Two Cities will compare Detroit and Singapore two major metropolitan areas of the world that followed significantly different economic, social, and political pathways. Detroit went from a position of leadership economically, educationally, and socially, and then reached the point of total bankruptcy. Meanwhile, Singapore transformed from a third world country facing financial difficulty to a position of both economic and educational world leadership. What happened? These courses will be led by Shell Point resident Dr. Gannon, a native of Detroit and a graduate of the citys K-12 educational system. Dr. Gannon was a Michigan college president for 32 years, served both democratic and republican governors participating in studies of Detroits educational problems, and also served on the board of trustees of the Detroit Institute of Technology. Later, he was president of an educational consulting firm that conducted in-country studies in China, Japan, Vietnam, South Korea, and Taiwan. Dr. Gannons sessions are free, but reservations are required as space is limited. Call 489-8472 for more information.The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point is an educational initiative for the residents of the retirement community. It provides approximately 90 classes each semester that encompass a well-rounded curriculum of educational opportunities for senior adults. The academy was named one of 2008s most innovative active aging programs by the International Council on Active Aging, an association that supports professionals who develop wellness/fitness facilities and services for age 50-plus adults. Singapore city skyline dusk panorama 2011 Duplicate BridgeOn Tuesday, December 17, there were four tables in play at The Sanibel Community Association. The winners were: 1. Maureen Hnatow and Anne Krueger 2. Lou and Hendrik Regtuit There was a tie for third and fourth between the teams of Clara and Terry Tbrrana and Belle Lipsky and Sara Ramming. The game runs for six months, November through April, at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way. There will be no games on December 24 and December 31. Starting in January, there will also be a game held at the same time and location on Thursdays. The Thursday game runs from January through April. For information, call Susan Willoughby at 281-3258. 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


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 27, 201338 Tickets On Sale For Whitney Wolanin ConcertTickets for Whitney Wolanins much anticipated January 24 performance at The Community House are now on sale. The 23-yearold pop chart songstress, who grew up on Sanibel and attended The Sanibel School, is making a rare personal appearance on the island as the headline event for the Sanibel Community Associations weekend-long Sanibel Fun Fest. Wolanin attended high school in Fort Myers before departing for Vanderbilt University in Nashville. A vocal powerhouse, she has been singing since the age of two and made her first professional recordings while in her early teens. Since then her career as a singer and songwriter has blossomed, and this year she has been recognized with four Grammy nominations. Whitneys recently released a Christmas recording of Run, Run, Rudolph is currently number 5 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart, surpassing all other recorded versions of the song including Chuck Berrys original which topped out at Number 69. The song can be heard in a music video parody of the classic movie, A Christmas Story, which features Wolanin, her parents and her sister in the roles made famous in that movie. The video can be seen on Youtube or on her website: Sanibels Community House figured importantly in Wolanins early days. She reminisces fondly about attending theater camps and teen dances there, as well as performing in musical productions at The Sanibel School. So coming back to appear on the island is an opportunity for an enjoyable return to her roots, as well as a rare opportunity for local residents to hear her in person. The 7 p.m. concert will be preceded by a 6 oclock meet and greet cocktail reception for VIP ticketholders. Reserved seating is available. Calll 472-2155 or stop by The Community House office. General tickets are $75 and VIP tickets are $200 and are good for access and VIP seating at all Fun Fest weekend events. The Sanctuary Golf Club is sponsoring the appetizers and VIP reception. Pop singer and Sanibel native Whitney Wolanin is to appear at the Community House January 24 Rotary Presents Concert By World Famous PianistThe Rotary Club of Sanibel-Captiva will present a fundraising concert, Virtuoso Sentimento, a night with world famous pianist Francesco Attesti on Thursday, January 16. The concert will be held at The Heights Center, 15570 Hagie Drive in Fort Myers. There will be hors doeuvres and cash bar beginning at 6 p.m. The performance will begin at 7 p.m. Attesti is an Italian pianist of international acclaim. Among his generation of musicians, he is considered one of the finest interpreters of the romantic and early 20th century repertoire. Attesti is also a Rotarian and dedicates a number of his concerts for raising funds to support Rotary causes around the world. In 2006, Attesti played a critically acclaimed fundraising concert for Sanibel-Captiva Rotary in Philips Gallery at BIG ARTS. Proceeds from this concert will go to support Rotary Gift of Life Florida. Tickets are $50 and are available at Congress Jewelers, Bank of the Islands, at the Rotary booth at the Sanibel Farmers Market or by e-mail at chet@ Rotary Clubs and districts throughout the world that become aware of children in need of heart surgery will contact Gift of Life. These children have been identified by local physicians as suffering from congenital heart defects. The club arranges for them to be flown to the United States where a volunteer team of medical professionals performs the necessary lifesaving surgery. Alternately, arrangements may be made for Gift of Life affiliated continued on page 40 Event Volunteer Registration January 24, 6-9 pm; January 25, 10-4 6-9; January 26, Sunday 12-4 2173 Periwinkle Way Please submit this form before January 17, 2014 Name: (Print ) Last_____________________First__ ________________ _____Date_______ Birthday_________Gender_____Occupaon___ ____________ ______________________ Address____________ _______City_________ __State________Zip__ __________ _______ Local Phone_____________ ____Cell Phone______ ____________Email:_ ______________ Days Available Before the Event (Circle Days) M, T, W, TH Friday Jan.24 Saturday, Jan.25, Sunday, January 26 Areas of Interest Assist with tents, tables, & chair set up Runner with items during event Clean-up Entrance gate sales T-shirt, hat, shell tent sales Sale of shells for shell wall Garbage collecon Seang at Wolanin on Friday evening Seang at Luau on Saturday evening Volunteer tent VIP servicing Upon arrival, please check in at the volunteer tent where you wi ll receive a volunteer lanyard to be worn during your shi. Please turn it in at the volunteer tent at the end of your me. Please fax your registraon to 239-472-0124, email it to or drop it o at the Community House. For more informaon call Tere sa or Yvonne at 239-472-2155. Parking for all voluntee rs will be behind The Bean. Times Available Morning 9am-1 pm Aernoon Noon-4pm Evening 5pm-9 pm Anyme Duty Assignment (Oce Use Only) Gold Sponsors: Chicos, Sanibel Capva Trust Co., Suncoast Beverage Sales, Wilbur Smith Law Firm, Times of the Islands


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ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 27, 201340 Fine Art Of Bodypainting To Debut At FunFestOn Sunday, January 26, visitors to the Sanibel Fun Fest will have the opportunity to witness a new form of art being created before their eyes, as the innovative and emerging art of bodypainting makes its debut on Sanibel. It is part of The Community Houses three-day festival. Ten accomplished artists will have just four hours to transform blank human canvases into living pieces of art. This officially sanctioned and judged competition will begin Sunday morning when the artists will start applying paint to the live models who will serve as their three-dimensional canvases. The original art designs they create will be based on the theme Enlightenment. At the end of the designated four-hour time period, work will cease and a panel of three professional judges will determine the winning designs. The top three entries will be awarded cash prizes. Artists selected to compete will be chosen based on an evaluation of their past work by Living Art America, an Atlanta-based organization devoted to developing the emerging art form. Living Art America was formed by The Chelko Foundation, whose founder Paul Chelko was known for his abstract and ultra-realistic paintings, and who was also involved in performance art, music, poetry and film. The Chelko Foundations purpose is to empower women to transcend their current circumstances and achieve new levels of creativity. While bodypainting may be considered avant-garde, Fun Fest organizer Marge Meek championed bringing this innovative art-form to the island after being enthralled by an exhibit in Atlanta in 2013. Since Sanibel is a haven, an absolute sanctuary, for so many accomplished artists in so many different mediums of expression, I felt islanders and visitors alike would be captivated by this three-dimensional living art form. Meek went on to clarify that anyone who has visions of seeing risqu art may be disappointed. She explained, While using the human body as the canvas, the models are clothed or covered in leotards or swim suits. Living Art America reinforces that description. They explain that throughout history, the human form has been a focal point for master artists. Bodypainting on live subjects is an extension of that focus, and it gives talented artists a new medium for expressing their vision and expert technique. The end result is original masterworks on the multidimensional human form. Clearly, this exhibit in Sanibel represents an opportunity for those who have never seen living art to be enlightened, as the competitions theme suggests. Said Ken Goldwasser, director of Living Art America, We are always excited about introducing this art-form to new audiences, and so we are particularly delighted to bring this exhibit to a sophisticated art community such as Sanibel. Fun Fest will open at noon on Sunday, and all the artists will work on their designs inside The Community House, where spectators will be able to get a close view of their work in progress. Judging and awards presentation will be at 3 p.m. In addition to the bodypainting display, Fun Fests other activities on Sunday include the following: Live music on the outdoor stage featuring The Troublestarters, from noon to 4 p.m. Car Show featuring the Cool Cars and Motorcycles of Sanibel. Sand Sculpture Competition entries on display all day. Awards presented at 3 p.m. Food and beverages, including offerings from: Cips, Sweet Melissas, Island Pizza, Baileys, Leslie Adams Catering, Italian Ice and Tallulahs Seafood Truck Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for children six to 12, and free for those five and under (Sunday admission is free to those who attended on Saturday). Festival hours are Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Sanibel Community Association and go toward support of The Community House. A New Childrens Eco-Adventure The Island Book Nook carries the latest publication by John Raffensperger, MD, a Sanibel resident and professor emeritus in surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. The Eagle Tree is an adventure story for children age seven years or older. It encourages the reader to appreciate and protect the natural environment. The story takes place on an island much like Sanibel. When his mother becomes ill, Peter, a shy boy, must move in with his conservationist grandfather. Dr. Bill introduces Peter to native wild animals such as snakes, alligators and sharks, and outdoor activities like fishing and exploring beaches and nature preserves. Becoming comfortable in nature helps Peter make new friends and prompts him to act when he and his classmates discover threats to the local ecosystem. Peter gets in trouble when he mails a dead fish along with a letter protesting water pollution, but he emerges as a local hero to other children and adults in his new island home. The Island Book Nook, A Paperback Exchange Bookstore, is in the Palm Ridge Plaza on Palm Ridge Road. The store is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; closed Sunday. Visit From page 38Rotary Presents Concerthospitals, medical centers and healthcare professionals throughout the world to treat them. The latter practice reduces the need for extensive travel for the children and their families. To date, Gift of Life programs around the world have brought life-saving heart surgery to more than 16,000 children. 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41 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 27, 2013 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 Monday Night MovieThe Sapphiresby Di SaggauThe BIG ARTS movie for Monday Night, December 30, is The Sapphires, an Australian film inspired by a true story. It follows four vivacious, young and talented Australian Aboriginal girls who leave their community in the hope of entertaining U.S. troops in Vietnam and becoming big stars. The film is a labor of love and a warm tribute to the four women. We first meet the future singers as children, three sisters and their cousin, performing in 1958 at a family celebration. The light-skinned cousin is taken to become part of what is called the Stolen Generation. Until 1967, native Australians dubbed Aborigines were not classified as humans by the Australian government. This was depicted in the film Rabbit-Proof Fence. The sisters continue to sing together and eventually reconnect with their cousin. Chris ODowd is Dave, a goodhumored talent scout with a great knowledge of soul music. As their manager he books the sisters their first true gig giving them a taste of stardom, and in 1968 travels them to Vietnam to sing for the American troops. The music includes I Heard It Through the Grapevine, Ill Take You There, Hold On, Im Coming, and many more that add a lot of energy and spirit to the sound track. The film has an irresistible feel-good vibe, winning music and charming performances. The film runs 103 minutes. The movie Monday night January 6, is Since Otar Left, a drama thats both funny and moving. More on that next week. 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. A scene from The Sapphires photo by Lisa Tomasetti The Weinstein Company Top Ten Books On The Island1. Obituary Writer by Ann Hood 2. The Sanibel Sunset Detective by Ron Base 3. Sanibel and Captiva Islands by Debora Gleason and Charles LeBuff 4. Six Mornings On Sanibel by Charles Sobczak 5. Dog Songs by Mary Oliver 6. Stitches by Ann Lamott 7. Husbands Secret by Liane Moriaty 8. A Bubble Moment by Katie Gardenia 9. Deceived by Randy Wayne White 10. War Torn by Peter HilgerCourtesy of Sanibel Island Bookshop. Send your editorial copy to:


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 27, 201342 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 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 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-Stopfo r GROG SHOP Happy Happy New New Year! Year! One of the Best Selections of Domestic and Imported Wines on the West CoastBest Liquor Selection on the IslandsSpecial Orders and Case Discounts CHAMPAGNE FOR THE HOLIDAYS! 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 Sisters Featured In Sanibel FilmThis is what Sanibel is all about, said Eric Pfeifer, after he saw a clip from the upcoming documentary, Growing Up on Sanibel, which is sponsored by Pfeifer Realty Group. Sisters Dara and Deanna Craig and Hannah and Laney Fay are featured in a segment that includes the recent production of Willie Wonka at The Sanibel School. The segment begins with a rehearsal as Musical Director Joseph Angelo works with the student cast and crew. Behindthe-scenes action shows the students as they prepare for their performances. The documentary will also include clips from the actual public performance. Dara Craig, a junior at Cypress Lake High School, who has performed in multiple Sanibel School musical productions, was able to compare experiences with her sister, Deanna, a freshman who has also appeared in several school productions. Laney Fay, now a freshman at Washington & Lee University, and her younger sister, Hannah, have both performed in multiple productions at The Sanibel School. On camera, each talked about how their on-stage experiences expanded their horizons and made them more confident in everyday life. Pfeifer said, Young people are the future leaders of Sanibel. Many kids and young adults on Sanibel are growing up to explore and appreciate the numerous opportunities that surround them in their own backyard. They are the next generation of this unique island we all call home. This is why I decided to sponsor this documentary. Growing Up on Sanibel will premiere at BIG ARTS on April 10. There will also be an art auction of the 10 Sanibel is... pieces. The art has been appearing monthly in full-page ads by Pfeifer Realty Group in the Island Sun. All proceeds from the auction will go to 10 island nonprofits. Dara and Deanna Craig Laney and Hannah Fay From page 39Holiday SpectacularUrbanczyk and Annie Freres, with their strong, thrilling voices, serve up some beautiful renditions. Jessica Humphrey and Sami Doherty add their musical talents to the show. Everyone has a chance to shine in their own unique fashion. Youll love Humphreys version of Last Year I Gave You My Heart and Dohertys Santa Baby that involves flirting with men in the audience. Admit it guys, you loved it. A few movie classics are also in the show. Blue Skies by Ramsey is a sophisticated version that adds great pizzazz. Logue treats us to the classic Its the Most Wonderful Time of The Year. Then theres all that dancing, lots of tap numbers and who doesnt love tap? This is a show to lift your spirits and get you in the perfect mood for the holidays. Logue and Ramsey and the entire cast are to be applauded for their exceptional work in bringing Christmas Spectacular our way. The show runs through December 31. I strongly recommend you see it. The Strauss Theater is located at 2244 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. Tickets are available by calling 472-6862 or 3950900.


43 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 27, 2013 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 Juried Art Council Award Winners Announced At BIG ARTSBIG ARTS welcomed approximately 200 people during the artists reception and award ceremony for the Sanibel-Captiva Art League 38th annual Juried Art Council of Southwest Florida Exhibit in Phillips Gallery on December 13. The exhibit juror was Steve Rogers, an internationally-renowned watercolor artist and workshop instructor who is also a signature member of the American Watercolor Society (AWS) and an ambassador/director of AWS and signature member of the National Watercolor Society. The juried exhibit accepted artwork in watercolor, oil, acrylic, mixed media, collage, sculpture and original prints that featured patterns. In addition to the juried exhibit in Phillips Gallery, Founders Gallery currently showcases the BIG ARTS member-only Big And Small Buy It Off The Wall exhibit. All of the original artwork in both exhibits is available for sale while on display. The winners of the Sanibel-Captiva Art League 38th annual Juried Art Council of Southwest Florida Exhibit are as follows: First place ($500): Eleanor Dominek, Near Days End The Apache Trail Second place ($250): Jim Bird, Cut From The Same Cloth Third place ($125): Rita Tarr McLain, Natures Patterns Merit Award ($75): Joan Klutch, Simplicity #17 Merit Award ($75): Joan Tangren Reynolds, Natures Morning Patterns Merit Award ($75): Carl Schwartz, Hungry Koi Merit Award ($75): Peter B. Zell, Pond Apple Trail Laverne Phillips Memorial Award: Tom Kulina, Advent Both exhibits are free and open to the public through January 15 at BIG ARTS Phillips and Founders Galleries. Discover more about BIG ARTS, including volunteer opportunities and membership options as well as purchase tickets or learn more about our full season lineup of exhibits, performances, classes and events by visiting BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel, online at, by phone 395-0900 or via e-mail at info@ Eleanor Dominek, first place winner for Near Days End the Apache Trail, with Tom Kulina, Laverne Phillips Memorial Award Winner for Advent Read us online at


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 27, 201344 Fort Myers Public Art Yoko Ono Exhibit Coming To Fort Myersby Tom HallWork by Yoko Ono is coming to Fort Myers on Janury 24. Re-imagined anew for the first exhibit of Jade Dellingers tenure as new director and curator of the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery, Yoko Ono Imagine Peace will reintroduce several of the artists most current works. Long before she emerged into popular awareness as John Lennons wife, Yoko Ono had established herself in vanguard art and music circles as one of the most daring, innovative and eccentric artist-performers of her time, writes art critic Peter Frank. As one of the founders of the Fluxus movement at the beginning of the 1960s, Ono helped identify and define the playful, subversive, visionary sensibility that has undergirded experimentation in all the arts ever since. Over the course of her artistic career, Ono has consistently investigated the theme of peace and has invited those who interact with her work to play an active role in their creation and existence. Works like Wish Tree (1996/2014), Imagine Peace Maps (2003/2014), Onochord (2003/2014) and Imagine Peace Tower (2006/2014) offer gallery visitors an opportunity to participate individually and collectively with the artist in the realization of each work. The Wish Tree has been included in museum and cultural center exhibitions around the globe since 1981. At each venue, viewers are encouraged to write their personal wish for peace on a sliver of paper or shipping tag and tie them to the branch of the tree. They are added to the Imagine Peace Tower in Reykjavik, Iceland. Ono doesnt read them, as she feels it is not right to read peoples private wishes, but by including them in a single totem-like sculpture, Ono expects their cumulative emotive message to engender a universal consciousness for world peace. As a child in Japan, I used to go to a temple and write out a wish on a piece of thin paper and tie it around the branch of a tree, Ono once explained of the project. Trees in temple courtyards were always filled with peoples wish knots, which looked like white flowers blossoming from afar. All my works are a form of wishing. Ono relit the Imagine Peace Tower in memory of her husband on October 9 (the anniversary of Lennons birth) and had it illuminated each night between 8 p.m. and midnight until December 8 (the 33rd anniversary of his death). She intends to turn the Imagine Peace Tower back on between December 21 and New Years Eve, on February 18 (her own birthday) and from February 21 to March 18, 2014. Opening January 24, the exhibition at the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery will enable area residents and visitors to consider the world with fresh eyes as they stamp the phrase Imagine Peace on the Imagine Peace Maps location of their choice, attach their own handwritten wish for peace to the Wish Tree, and have their wish delivered to the Imagine Peace Tower in Reykjavik, where it will shine on eternally, joining more than a million others previously collected. You are also welcomed to beam the message I Love You to one and all using Onochord flashlights, states the in the press release announcing the exhibition. You may take an Onochord flashlight and an Imagine Peace button as a gift to you from the artist and carry these timeless messages out into the world. As Yoko Ono has often observed, A dream you dream alone is just a dream, but a dream we dream together is reality. Passages of Light, a video that chronicles the conceptualization and construction of the Imagine Peace Tower, and reinterpretations of the works Parts of a Lighthouse and Mend Piece, will also be featured in the exhibition. Play it by Trust, a monochrome chessboard and all-white painted lawnsized game pieces, will invite visitors to experience a playful metaphor for the futility and confusion of all types of conflict where differentiation between opposing sides is difficult if not impossible and the commonality of opponents is exposed. The exhibition Yoko Ono Imagine Peace Tower is curated by Kevin Concannon and John Noga with the support and involvement of the artist. The installation at the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery has been configured in direct collaboration with Yoko Ono to reflect the gallerys mission and its role as a learning laboratory on the campus of Edison State College in Fort Myers. The Bob Rauschenberg Gallery was founded as The Gallery of Fine Arts in 1979 on the Lee County campus of Edison State College (then Edison Community College). On June 4, 2004 it was renamed the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery to honor and commemorate the colleges long-time association and friendship with the artist. Over more than three decades until his death, the Gallery worked closely with Rauschenberg to present world premiere exhibitions including multiple installations of the Mile or Two Furlong piece. The artist insisted on naming the space the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery (versus the Robert Rauschenberg Gallery) as it was consistent with the intimate, informal relationship he maintained with both the local Southwest Florida community and Edison State College. Gallery exhibitions are sponsored in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, the State of Florida, Department of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council. Yoko Ono Imagine Peace is generously underwritten by Trevett Capital Partners, Steven Hubbard and Carolann Swanson, Barbara Yeomans, and the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery Docent Helping Hand Fund. An arts advocate, Tom Hall guides weekly walking tours of the River Districts public art collection in Fort Myers. For mor e information, go to Academy Award Series Line-UpThe 2013 BIG ARTS Film Society Academy Award Contenders Series starts on Wednesday, January 8, at 1 p.m. at Island Cinema. It will continue for eight Wednesdays at the same time through February 26. Each week one of the top Academy Award contender films will be screened followed by a discussion at George and Wendys Seafood Grille. Everyone is invited to attend. Films will be announced as soon as they are confirmed, usually seven to eight days prior to the screening. The eight films in the series will include some of the following: 12 Years a Slave, Nebraska, Dallas Buyers Club, Blue Jasmine, All is Lost, American Hustle, The Wolf of Wall Street, August Osage County, Saving Mr. Banks, Inside Lewyn Davis, and Her. Tickets are available in advance at the Island Cinema box office. Yoko Ono Image Peace is coming to the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at Edison State College Island Restaurant PLACEJean Le Boeuf Holiday HoursNew Years Eve Open New Years Day Dinner Only 5-Close We Wish You A Merry Christmas & A Happy, Safe & Prosperous New Year!


45 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 27, 2013 BIG ARTS | (239) 395-0900 | 900 Dunlop Road | Sanibel, FL 33957 BARRIER ISLAND GROUP for the ARTS ANNIVERSAR YFor a full listing of programs, please visit: GALLERYF UNDERS PhillipsGallerychein PERFORMANCE HALLS CLASSICAL EVENINGS COMMUNITY COLLABORATIONS Calidore String QuartetThursday, January 9, 7:30 pm Schein Performance Hall Student/Child: Free Grand Patron Series Sponsor: The Ferguson Foundation Sponsors Sanibel Taxi Jerrys Foods of Sanibel Film Series Sponsors: Film Series Supporters: FILMMonday Night Film Series$8 per ticket, 7 pm Schein Performance HallDecember 30 January 6 January 13 December 19-31, 2013 CLASSICAL | DANCE | FAMILY | FORUM | JAZZ/POP/CONTEMPORARY | THEATER VISUAL ARTS | FILM | COMMUNITY COLLABORATIONS | WORKSHOPS | WINTER ACADEMY THEATER 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! An Original Musical ProductionWritten & Directed by Bobby Logue & John Ramsey Holiday Spectacular Show Sponsor: Season Sponsor: Opening Night Reception Hosted by:Island JazzSunday, January 5 & 12 3 pm Beading Classes Coming To The Community HouseAll are invited to learn the intricate art of beading with shells and other treasures of the sea. Instructor Anita Gober is a patient instructor who really enjoys teaching these projects. All supplies and tools will be available and are included in the class fee. She does warn that if you wear reading glasses, you should bring them. Classes are kept small for one-on-one instruction. There is a minimum of three people and a maximum of 10 for these projects. Classes will be held the first Wednesday of the month from 9 a.m. to noon. January 8 Spiral rope bracelet February 5 Large shell right angle weave necklace April 2 Sea biscuit pendant You can see some of Gobers more exquisite items for sale at Pandoras Box. Per class price is $35 for SCA members and $40 for guests. Advanced classes will be scheduled ad hoc for $50 for three hours for members. For more information or class registration, call 472-2155. To become an SCA sponsor, call or visit Spiral rope bracelet Jingle shell bracelet Preservation Hall Jazz Band To PlayShell Point Retirement Community will welcome Preservation Hall Jazz Band on Saturday, January 4 at 7:30 p.m. in The Village Church Auditorium at Shell Point Retirement Community. Preservation Hall Jazz Band derives its name from Preservation Hall, the venerable music venue located in the heart of New Orleans French Quarter, founded in 1961 by Allan and Sandra Jaffe. The band has traveled worldwide since 1963, spreading their mission of nurturing and perpetuating the art form of New Orleans Jazz. Whether performing at Carnegie Hall or London Center, for British Royalty or the King of Thailand, the band embodies a joyful, timeless spirit. Under the auspices of current director, Ben Jaffe, the son of the founders, Preservation Hall continues with deep reverence and consciousness of its greatest attributes in the modern day as a venue, band, and record label. Many of the bands charter members performed with the pioneers who invented jazz in the early 20th century, including Buddy Bolden, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong and Bunk Johnson. The founding artists and dozens of others have passed on the lessons and love of their music to a younger generation that now follows in their footsteps. According to Time Out New York, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band is a bona fide New Orleans treasure. Tickets for the concerts are $35 each. To purchase tickets, or to learn more about The Shell Point Fine & Performing Arts Concert Series, visit or call 454-2067. Preservation Hall Jazz Band


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 27, 201346 29 BEERS ON TAP! 2 2 2 2 voted voted best lunch best lunch on the island on the island 2012 2012 The The NFL Ticket NFL Ticket SPECIALS SPECIALS BEER & WINE BEER & WINE The The NFL Ticket NFL Ticket SPECIALS SPECIALS BEER & WINE BEER & WINE2440 PALM RIDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 2440 PALM R IDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 HOME OF THE HOME OF THE STEEL CURTAIN PIZZA STEEL CURTAIN PIZZA BIG ARTS Call To ArtistsBIG ARTS invites artists to channel their love of books and reading into their submissions for the juried exhibit, entitled Based On Books. The entry fee is $25 for BIG ARTS members and $35 for non-members. An artist may submit up to two entries for consideration and awards for this exhibit and the entrance fee remains the same, regardless of whether one or two pieces are submitted. BIG ARTS annual memberships begin at $50 and artists may become BIG ARTS members during receiving. Entries may be two or three dimensional works in any media but must incorporate the theme of books, such as elements from outside or inside books. Artwork may incorporate book titles, themes, characters, locations, action, reaction, travel, poetry, classic, comic, fantasy, fiction, history, mystery, page or spine. All of the artwork must be available for sale and must be ready for proper hanging and display. Artwork must not have been previously shown at BIG ARTS and all entries must be original. Mechanically produced reproductions are not allowed, nor are giclee prints or copies. Douglas Flynt, a fine art instructor and oil painter, will serve as the judge for the Based On Books exhibit. Flynt holds a BFA and BA in History and Criticism of Art from Florida State University as well as a MFA from New York Academy of Art. He conducts workshops, classes and private instruction in Fort Myers and is also a regular workshop instructor at the Grand Central Academy of Art in New York City. All entries must be submitted for review to BIG ARTS between 9 a.m. and noon on Friday, January 17. No entries will be accepted prior to the official receiving date and time. The full prospectus is available online at www. and at BIG ARTS, located at 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. The Based On Books exhibit will be free and open to the public for viewing in Phillips Gallery from January 20 through February 26. The artists reception on Friday, January 31, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., will also free and open to the public to attend. First place ($500), second place ($250) and third place ($125) awards will be announced during the reception as well as two Merit Awards ($50 each). To learn more about BIG ARTS, visit BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel, online at www.BIGARTS. org, by phone at 3950900 or via e-mail at info@ Immersed, digital imagery by Pam BrodersenSanibel Man To Tell About HolocaustSteen Metz will share his Holocaust experiences at Sanibel Public Library on Friday January 10 at 2 p.m. The Sanibel resident will tell the story of his childhood in Denmark during the Nazi occupation and his familys imprisonment in the Theresienstadt concentration camp. In his memoir, A Danish Boy in Theresienstadt, Metz tells of his familys harrowing experience, their struggle for survival, and insights into the Nazis propaganda to the public about conditions in the camp. In the camp, Metz faced inhospitable and unsanitary living conditions as well as cruelty from German guards. His father died of starvation less than six months after their arrival. Metz was completely shut off from the outside world until April 1945, when the Red Cross came to the camp and freed the inhabitants. The program is free and open to the public. Book DiscussionReaders are invited to discuss Flight Behavior, by Barbara Kingsolver, the focus of the Wednesday January 22 book discussion meeting at the Sanibel Public Library. The meeting is free and open to the public. The discussion begins at 2 p.m. in meeting room 4 across from the elevator on the ground floor. Lorraine Walker Williams will lead the discussion. Tired of living on a failing farm and suffering oppressive poverty, bored housewife Dellarobia Turnbow, on the way to meet a potential lover, is detoured by a miraculous event on the Appalachian mountainside that ignites a media and religious firestorm that changes her life forever. The books featured in the book group discussions are available and located in the library near the reference desk. 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47 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 27, 2013 Poets Corner selected by Tanya HochschildInvictus by William Ernest HenleyOut of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance My head is bloody, but unbowed. Beyond this place of wrath and tears Looms but the Horror of the shade, And yet the menace of the years Finds and shall find me unafraid. It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul. South African leader, Nelson Mandela (Madiba) was inspired by this poem. He copied it onto a scrap of paper and read it in his prison cell while incarcerated for 27 years on Robben Island. He recited the poem to other prisoners and was empowered by its message of self-mastery. It was as if this poem was written especially for Nelson Mandela. It has however been used by various actors, sportsmen and leaders on many occasions. We invite submissions from local poets. Anyone interested may submit their work via email to tutsie@ Each week, individual work will be showcased. Uncommon Evening To Celebrate DavisThe annual Uncommon Evening, presented by the Uncommon Friends Foundation on March 26, will honor Fort Myers resident Berne Davis on her 100 years of philanthropic endeavors. She will mark her 100th birthday on March 19. The Southwest Florida community is invited to participate in the special celebration of Davis life. The gala evening will be held at Harborside Event Center, 1375 Monroe Street, Fort Myers. The event will also feature the presentation of the 9th annual Business Ethics Award, Character Education Teacher Awards and scholarships to 20 recipients. The event begins with a social hour at 6 p.m. Individual tickets are $100. Tables of eight and sponsorships are available. Contact Arlene Roth, 337-9503, or to make reservations. 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 Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email Read us online at


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NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands VOL. 21, NO. 27 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA DECEMBER 27, 2013 B BSECTION Year In Review 2013JanuaryIn less than two months since Ed Lockard and Drew Donnelly, the new owners of Sanibel Island Golf Club formerly known as Beachview Golf Club took over operations, there have been several changes. Some have been subtle. Others, a bit more drastic. Now, were more customer-friendly. We want to give people a better experience that they werent getting at the old Beachview Golf Club, said Lockard. A small crowd gathered at the Refuge Education Center for the official unveiling of the Living With Dinosaurs exhibit. But more than that, the group was there to say Welcome home to a legendary local reptile that made the refuge her home for nearly a quarter of a century. On January 16, the staff and volunteers at the refuge welcomed visitors to explore their newest exhibit, which features the articulated skeleton of the 11-foot-plus female American crocodile who died in 2010. The 2012 tropical storm season resulted in significant erosion along Sanibels beaches at several locations including Lighthouse Beach Park, West Gulf Drive in the vicinity of West Wind Inn, and south of Blind Pass. The storms included Tropical Storm Debby in June, Hurricane Isaac at the end of August and Hurricane Sandy in late October. The Captiva Civic Association unveiled a major expansion and renovation of the existing Captiva Community Center and Captiva Memorial Library. This renovation will add nearly 1,200 square feet to the existing 7,400 square-foot building at 11550 Chapin Lane. Dredging of the inside of Blind Pass could begin as early as this week, according to Sanibel Natural Resources Director James Evans. The project will be managed by Lee County Natural Resources and will be performed by Florida Dredge and Dock, Inc. All beach compatible sand dredged from the inside of the pass estimated to be about 40,000 cubic yards will be placed on Sanibel near Silver Key. The pass was dredged several years ago but has since choked up with sand and needs to be reopened.FebruaryThere will be no Sanibel City Council election in March this year. The incumbents were the only candidates to qualify. They are Kevin Ruane, mayor; Mick Denham and Marty Harrity. The Ding Darling Wildlife Society (DDWS) has embarked on a preservation campaign to acquire 6.56 acres of land on Woodring Point property currently occupied by longtime island residents Ralph and Jean Woodring to enhance the refuges education center. The campaign goal is $1.4 million, plus an additional $400,000 for the education center. With bicycle use on Sanibel up 56 percent since 2006, city planners have been considering ways to ensure that the number of bicycle racks on the island is adequate. The planning commission got a first look at a draft ordinance and recommendations from the planning department based on a survey of other biker-friendly communities and they were not convinced that changes to the land development code are needed to add more racks. Instead, city easements could be used.MarchRepresentatives from JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, the Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge and The Sanibel School gathered with donors and green architect Amy Nowacki to break ground for the long-anticipated Childrens Education Boardwalk that will connect the school and refuge property on Sanibel. From a locked gate on school property, the boardwalk will cross a brackish wetland currently inaccessible to the public en route to the refuges Indigo Trail. It will give children and visitors up-close views of alligators, wading birds and other wildlife. In its bid to get Lee County to resume causeway revenue sharing with Sanibel, the city council approved the hiring of a consultant to review all the financial documentation. In the past, Sanibel received up to $800,000 a year from tolls, representing 21 percent, but after a lawsuit Sanibel and a citizens group filed to stop construction of the new, single span bridge, the city had to forgo its cut to make up for the higher price the delay caused. Council believes the junior lien on the construction bonds has been paid off and Sanibel is once more eligible to receive a share, which could be as much as $1.3 million to $1.4 million a year. Picture an area of Sanibel with picnic tables for people to gather, a place for small concerts or weddings, some green space, interconnected parking areas and free access to wi-fi. Thats just one scenario that can be drawn from a long list of ideas that the city council came up with in an effort to bring the islands dilapidated and outdated commercial areas up to speed. Once again, the city is looking at the concept of a town center around Palm Ridge Road and the neighboring city hall/ library/BIG ARTS complex but this time around, no ideas are off the table, and the city wants to take a leadership role in bringing it to fruition. Baby chicks are on the way, much to the delight of viewers who have been flocking to Oceans Reach Osprey Cam to keep tabs on this years osprey family at the resort. Six months ago, Oceans Reach added a high-definition webcam to the special 35-foot-high nesting platform the resort built five years ago to accommodate the birds. Guests from around the world have watched the day-to-day activity of these raptors, sharing comments and screen shots that have been featured on the resorts daily blog. This season, our female osprey laid three eggs, said Andy Boyle, general manager.AprilOn April 12, a brand new playground was officially opened behind the Sanibel Recreation Center, with students from The Sanibel School becoming the first children continued on page 2B Drew Donnelly, left, and Ed Lockard are the new owners of Sanibel Island Golf Club, formerly known as Beachview Golf Club Unveiling the new Living With Dinosaurs exhibit at the Refuge Education Center are, from left, Paul Tritaik, Cindy Reinhart, Doris Hardy and John McCabe A birds eye view of the Woodrings historical bayfront property from their boat dock to the main house, nestled among a forest of Australian pines and mangrove trees Computer rendering of the boardwalks observation deck 20 1 3 20 1 3 20 1 3 2 2 2 0 0 1 1 3 3 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 3 2 2 0 0 1 1 3 3 2 2 0 0 1 1 4 4 2 2 0 0 1 4 4 2 0 1 4 4 4 20 1 4 20 14 20 1 4 Viewers of Oceans Reach Osprey Cam anxiously await the hatching of the chicks in mid-March Students from The Sanibel School at the new playground, located behind the Sanibel Recreation Center


2B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 27, 2013 From page 1BYear In Review 2013to climb, crawl, twirl, slide and swing upon the multi-faceted $132,000 facility. Its a joint project between the City of Sanibel ($72,000) and the Lee County School District ($60,000). The islands put out the red carpet or more accurately, a patriotic welcome arch formed by fire truck ladders to greet a wounded veteran. Lance Corporal Christian Brown was invited by Operation Open Arms, a non-profit organization helping to provide U.S. service men and women visiting Southwest Florida every conceivable benefit during combat leave or return from a foreign duty station. Brown was hosted on Captiva by the Jensen brothers and given a heros welcome with a parade, gifts and a fishing trip. MayThe landmark Sanibel Lighthouse, which is getting a much-needed rehabilitation, will remain the same drab color it is now and which, by all accounts, has always been, a rusty brown hue. There will be no red and white barber stripes, like the livery of some prominent lighthouses, said City Manager Judie Zimomra. The council awarded the job to the low bidder. A survey of land in and around the city hall complex carried out to gauge the potential for creating a core civic area encompassing BIG ARTS, the library, farmers market and historical village has determined that theres the potential for some 30 acres of developable land. The citys public works department would have to be moved to accomplish this. The cooperation of the various organizations in the area are crucial to any plan, but they appear to be in agreement. The Sanibel Planning Commission paved the way for the new owners of Sundial Beach & Golf Resort to add 32 bonus outdoor seats to the property and to have a second, downstairs kitchen to service those seats and the poolside tiki bar. Sundial, one of Sanibels oldest resorts, was dilapidated and now, under new ownership, is undergoing a major overhaul including adding a spa, wedding facilities and enhancing the lobby, bar and meeting rooms. The restaurant is also being updated. This is the first big project under the citys new resort redevelopment ordinance. CROW has successfully released a critically endangered Kemps ridley sea turtle back into its natural environment, the Gulf of Mexico. The turtle was seriously ill from exposure to red tide before being rehabilitated successfully at CROW, which has cared for 12 sea turtles already this year.JuneIf youre wondering whether Verizon will ever construct the promised cell phone tower off Donax Street, be assured that the project is still in the works. The much-needed boost to Sanibels east end wireless reception will proceed, said City Attorney Ken Cuyler. The project may have taken longer than usual because Sanibel required that Verizon build the 149-foot tower to resemble a flag pole. But the problem was that flags and their rigging are noisy. Council asked Verizon to come up with an internal lanyard system. Verizon said it would be a challenge because it had never built anything like it before. It was to have been complete early this year. Sunday Fathers Day was a fitting day to remember Francis P. Bailey, Jr., beloved father of the Sanibel community. Bailey died June 8 at age 92, having spent most of his life on the island as its champion, mentor and benefactor. The community turned out in droves in 90-degree heat to gather in the backyard of the old Bailey homestead.JulyThe Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) accepted a first place The critically endangered Kemps ridley sea turtle recovering at CROW Susan Bailey, pictured with Billy Stallings, her son, was emotional as she spoke of her fathers final days Francis P. Bailey, Jr. Children enjoying the new swing feature Sanibel Fire & Rescue District and IonaMcGregor Fire Department provide a heros welcome for a wounded veteran Hortoons To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Cycling Safety Notes USE CAUTION WHEN CROSSING STREETS, AND DO SO AT LEGAL CROSSWALKS, IF POSSIBLE Always use caution when crossing any street (or driveway) that intersects with our Paths; use the crosswalk if available. And be courteous to drivers. If cars are waiting at a four-way or other intersection when you approach, stop and let them have their turn. Its the Sanibel way of treating each other with respect. SANIBEL BICYCLE CLUB


3B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 27, 2013Gulf Guardian Award from the EPA at a June 26 ceremony in Tampa. CROW won the award for its role toward achieving and preserving healthy and resilient coasts in the states bordering the Gulf of Mexico.AugustWith water quality on the front burner due to an exceptionally wet rainy season, Sanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane wants to step up the citys stance on protecting the beaches from the damage done by massive polluted discharges from Lake Okeechobee. Ruane told the city council on Tuesday that talking about harm to the environment has not been enough to get the attention or action of the powers that be. Its time, he said, to talk about the effect on jobs, the economy and real estate. Council hired a PR firm to handle a campaign and to put Natural Resources Director James Evans full time on the water issue. Sanibels three busiest crosswalks are under review and various alternatives for relocation were presented to the city council. The crosswalks are: Between the Dairy Queen and Lazy Flamingo; the intersection of Casa Ybel Road and Periwinkle Way; and Tarpon Bay Road and Island Inn Road.SeptemberTwo separate deals with Lee County and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service will bring an additional 6.57 acres of land under the authority of the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, fulfilling the hopes of longtime environmental supporters who preferred to see the refuge grow rather than see those lands sold off to developers. The purchase of the Woodring propertyis a great example of cooperation between federal, county and city agencies, along with the private philanthropic sector all working together to protect a pristine piece of property crucial to conservation and wildlife protection, said Jim Sprankle, chair of the Woodring property preservation campaign committee. The combined acreage could have supported an additional five homes on the islands east end, with a market value of the property estimated at more than $7.9 million.OctoberDespite an official reopening of the refuges Wildlife Drive following installation of a new asphalt surface, the refuge was immediately closed due to the government impasse that shuttered national parks and refuges nationwide. The refuge had been closed for more than four months. The city council on Tuesday paved the way for Billy Kirkland to expand from one to three Segway tours on Sanibel. The tours would be limited and not allowed on all public roads. The tours would have specific routes. Kirkland will still have to go before the planning commission for a conditional use permit to add an Historical Village tour and an Historic Cemetery route to the existing Bailey Road circuit. The 2013 Captiva Island Shoreline Protection Project, which will replenish approximately 800,000 cubic yards of sand along the entire shoreline of Captiva, nearly six miles between Redfish Pass and Blind Pass, and the rehabilitation of existing dunes, continued along the segments adjacent to Andy Rosse Lane. Beachgoers seemed unaffected by the presence of two dredge vessels named Dodge Island and Padre Island as well as the large pipes which transport the sand harvested off-shore. The work is being performed by Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC. Sand pumpingbegan October 7.NovemberThe Causeway Island Park beaches are among the most intensively used public beaches in Lee County. The SanibelCaptiva chapter of START, a state-wide ocean conservation organization, along with Sanibel Sea School, a Sanibel based non-profit organization dedicated to marine conservation, have joined forces to help enhance visitor experience and reduce the environmental impact of recreation on marine environments. BikeWalkLee, a local community coalition advocating for complete streets in Lee County, has selected the City of Sanibel and the Sanibel Bicycle Club as a 2013 Complete Streets Champion of the Year for a decade of incredible work to make Sanibel a model walkable, bikeable community.December The Sanibel Lighthouse may be 129 years old, but thanks to a recently completed restoration project of the island icon, she certainly isnt showing her age. The 98-foot-tall structure, located on the islands east end, has recently been refurbished from top to bottom. The City of Sanibel signed an agreement with Razorback, LLC, a general contractor from Tarpon Springs, Florida to perform continued on page 4B Aerial image of the mid-island beach renourishment area Volunteers from START and Sanibel Sea School stand next to one of the monofilament recycling bins TRUST As the largest independent Trust Company in Southwest Florida, we combine personal service with world class investment management to create a superior client experience. Founded in 2001, we maintain the highest standards of safety and soundness. Client portfolios are separately managed and individually tailored to your total return, cash ow, and legacy needs. Experience the benets of private wealth management.Wealth Management | Trust Administration | Estate PlanningYour nancial future should rest in the hands of a company with the integrity and experience to preserve and grow your assets.


4B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 27, 2013 From page 3BYear In Review 2013the renovation work on the lighthouse. Work on the lighthouse began in May and was completed the week before Thanksgiving. Prior to applying a fresh coat of paint, Razorback stripped the entire structure, sandblasting the old coating off the tower, from the foundation to the top of the lantern room roof. When 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. A scenic view of the Sanibel Lighthouse photo by Nick Adams Photography Curtis Nave (left to right) Susan Andrews, Realtor Broker; David Anderson, Realtor ; Lisa Murty, Realtor ; Elise Carnes, Licensed Assistant & Notary Stunning top-floor newly furnished Gulfside Place condo, reconfigured as 3 bedrm $1.295M Loggerhead Cay incomeproducer on 3rd floor w/ view straight down courtyard to gulf $499K From Mariner Pointe #631, watch manatees meander, pelicans dive, dolphins jump $549K Convenient, yet private, east-end 2-bedrm nearbeach townhome in small community w/pool $335K Spanish Cay 1 bedrm, across street to beach, earned $12K this year w/ holiday owner use $274K Owners take this path to beach at Island Beach Club; 2nd floor end-unit w/gulf view $474K Delightful condo w/this view at Pointe Santo, grosses $35K in rental income $499K Artist custom-designed bay& canal-view 2ndfloor 2 bedrm, every detail considered $499K Remodeled pool home w/ breathtaking lake views in Dunes golf & tennis community $749.9K Build at 837 Limpet Dr & this will be your view, over 1/2 acre on canal cul-de-sac $749K Large nicely wooded culde-sac lot on Umbrella Pool Rd, near Clam Bayou & this beach $399K Lowest priced lot in this golf & tennis community that has deeded beach access path too $199K ~150 x 130 single-family home lot in Belle Meade, borders conservation land to the south $185K f f rom The SanibelSusan Team Real estate blog posted Fridays at 472-HOME (4663) 888-603-0603 2242 Periwinkle Way, Suite 3 in Sanibel Square Sandalfoot 2 bedrm walkout w/this beachfront view & earning ~$60K in rentals $699K Perfect for investment or vacations, bright Pointe Santo gulf-view 2 bedrm on 2nd floor $649.9K Remodeled Mariner Pointe 3 bedrm w/bay view & wood floors, boat dockage too $599.9K from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., so stop over and see if your new best friend is there just wagging for you. If you are already a pet owner, Pets du Soleil Photography will be on premise with their climate-controlled photography trailer set up especially for pet portraits. K-Nine Connections Life Center and Academy Kennels will be on site to talk to owners about pet training as well as providing a fun agility course for your pet to try. If the weather is hot, there will be doggie pools for the pups to enjoy. These fun activities run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please have your pets on leashes for their safety. There is no admission charge, but donations are appreciated and a portion of the days proceeds (both from the above companies and many of the Tahitian merchants) benefit the Gulf Coast Humane Society. For a complete list of the shelters needs, visit Throughout season, The Royal Shell Companies host several meet-and-greet events with the GCHS. Sanibel has historically been very generous in their support both with monetary donations, supplies and by opening their homes and hearts to many of the shelters dogs. Sue and Betsy are an example of the pets you can meet at the next Pet Palooza at Tahitian Gardens Pet Paloozas Return To IslandThe Royal Shell Companies, Tahitian Gardens merchants and Pets du Soleil Photograhy once again join together to support the Gulf Coast Humane Society. The GCHS will bring some good dogs looking for a new home to Tahitian Gardens, located at 1975 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. The shelter pets will be available for their meet-and-greet on Saturday, January 11


5B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 27, 2013 Optimist Clubs Island Temptations Raffle Winner Drawnby Jeff LysiakLast week, members of the Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club held their 6th annual Island Temptations raffle drawing at The Timbers Restaurant & Fish Market/ Sanibel Grill. The raffle raised nearly $2,000 for the Optimist Clubs scholarship program and to assist in the funding of an archery program at the Sanibel Recreation Center. Amanda Boots of John Naumann & Associates drew the winning ticket on December 18, with the winner receiving gift certificates to 19 local restaurants (worth $850) plus a T-shirt. The raffle winner was Bobby Dune, who by coincidence works as a cook at The Timbers Restaurant & Fish Market/Sanibel Grill. I was surprised and really happy, said Dune, when reached for comment the following afternoon. Its a very nice thing I just took a bunch of my friends out for lunch. Restaurants participating in the Island Temptations raffle include George & Wendys Seafood Grill, Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille, Island Pizza, Matzaluna, The Timbers Restaurant & Fish Market, Sanibel Grill, Zebra Frozen Yogurt, Over Easy Caf, Sanibel Caf, Traders Store & Caf, Lazy Flamingo, Cheeburger Cheeburger, Dairy Queen, Sweet Melissas, Island BBQ, The Great White Grill, The Jacaranda, Lighthouse Caf, Traditions on the Beach and American Legion Post 123. Amanda Boots, far left, draws the winning ticket in the Island Temptations raffle, sponsored by the Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club, held at The Timbers Restaurant & Fish Market/Sanibel Grill on December 18 photo by Jeff Lysiak Have a Have a Happy & Healthy Happy & Healthy New Year! New Year! from the NEWSPAPERSanibel & Captiva Islands


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 27, 20136B CFI Donates To Foreign Language ProgramAl Hanser, Chair of the Charitable Foundation of the Islands (CFI), presented a $7,500 check to Barbara Von Harten, principal of The Sanibel School, to support the Foreign Language program at the school. We are proud of our island school and are happy to help support our most valuable resource our children, said Hanser. The Sanctuary Golf Club General Manager Ken Kouril and Kim Kouril have children who attend The Sanibel School, and both volunteer to help raise money for the school. Kim is the Sanibel School Fund Secretary. Hanser gathered with Board of Directors, including Ginny Fleming, Steve Brown, Jeannie Kendall and Ann Arnoff, for the check presentation. Money raised by The Sanibel School Fund and PTA provides many resources and enhancements that the shortfalls in the Lee County School System budget cannot, including educational software, classroom computers, the foreign language program, steel drums, a music keyboard lab, supplies for classrooms, and much more. Parent and community support for these programs have helped The Sanibel School earn the Blue Ribbon designation, as well as an A rating, for the past 11 years. From left, Ken and Kim Kouril, Jeannie Kendall, Al Hanser, Barbara Von Harten, Ginny Fleming, Steve Brown and Ann Arnoff Rotary Happenings submitted by Shirley JewellIt was a great day for singing, well not really. Well, it was a great day for emoting; no a.m. is too early for emoting. However, it was a great day for Rotary, when we invited Robert Cacioppo, founder and producing artistic director of the Florida Repertory Theatre, Fort Myers, to be our guest speaker recently. Cacioppo is a familiar face and name on the island; He, along with his wife and creative partner Carrie, were part of the theater community here on Sanibel re-opening the Pirate Playhouse in 1991 and producing there for several years. Shortly after they left the island the Cacioppos formed the Florida Repertory Company and the company took up residence in the charming Arcade Theatre in downtown Fort Myers. The Arcade continued on page 23B Polar Bear Plunge Cancelledby Jeff LysiakLast week, John Papa Bear Carney of the Sanibel-Captiva Chapter of the National Polar Bear Club, announced that the 14th annual Polar Bear Plunge which had been schedule to take place on Wednesday, January 1 has been cancelled. Because I will be out of town and have had no luck getting people to take charge, the official plunge has been cancelled, Carney announced. However, I am sure many people will show up on their own and celebrate at the crack of noon. Traditionally, hundreds of people including cubbies (first-timers), juveniles (one-time previous dippers) and adult bears (those who took the plunge in previous years) as well as mice (onlookers) have gathered at Sanibels Tarpon Bay Beach on New Years Day at noon for a romp and group hug/huddle in the gulf waters. This past January, more than 300 people took part in the Polar Bear Plunge. John Papa Bear Carney raises his glass during the singing of the Polar Bear Anthem in 2013 photo by Jeff Lysiak The Polar Bear Anthem ( Sung to the tune of God Bless America) While the storm clouds gather far across the sea Let us swear allegiance to our club thats free Let us all be hopeful for a day with sun As we raise our glasses and we have some fun God bless the Polar Bears On New Years Day Stand beside us and join us To the shore with a roar as we play From the uplands, to the marshes To the gulf shore filled with ice God bless the Polar Bears it sure feels nice God bless the Polar Bears were bears, not mice! Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email


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ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 27, 20138B Support Sought For The Heights FoundationLove Your Neighbor, an annual event featuring Norman Love Confections and Mark Loren Designs, will be held on Wednesday, January 15 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Gulf Harbour home of Debbie and Tony Migliore. Guests will enjoy an assortment of culinary creations from local restaurants along with a selection of fine wine and spirits. Live and silent auction items will be offered and all proceeds will benefit the School Success programs for at-risk children in the Harlem Heights Neighborhood. $150,000 was raised at last years event. 2014 sponsors include Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union Foundation, Cheryl and Dave Copham, Mrs. Bernese Davis and Private Client Insurance Services, and Elaine and Fred Hawkins. We believe it is important to support our neighbors in the Harlem Heights community said Debbie Migliore. The Heights Foundations mission is to build strong, self-sufficient families and education is the key to their success. Our School Success program includes academic tutoring, after school and summer camp programs, scholarship and college access assistance, school supplies, and tuition support, said Kathryn Kelly, President and CEO of The Heights Foundation. Each program is geared to meet the specific needs of children and young adults who seek to further their education. The Gulf Harbour community has been very supportive of the Heights Foundation and we appreciate the Migliores opening their home for this important fundraiser. Tickets are now on sale for $150 each and space is limited. Sponsorships that include a pre-event VIP party are also available. Purchase tickets at www. or call Laurie at 482-7706. Aida Bukovica and Mary Love with 2013 Love Your Neighbor hosts Peter and Daun Dessak at the 2013 event Victor Mayeron and Heights Foundation President and CEO Kathryn Kelly at the 2013 Love Your Neighbor event Take Home A Baileys 2013 Holiday OrnamentThe 2013 Baileys General Store limited edition ornament depicts the Baileys Store on the Bay, which was used from 1926 until 1966. This is the fifth in a series of limited edition collector ornaments. The ornament is dedicated to the memory of Francis P. Bailey, Jr. who operated the store from 1944 until his passing on June 8, 2013 at the age of 92. The new store, as Bailey called it, was built to replace the original store continued on page 10B The 2013 Baileys General Store ornament AboutSanibelIsland.comSee the Video!A Short Film


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Law Firm Supports Community HouseThe Wilbur Smith Law Firm has become a gold sponsor of The Community House and its threeday Fun Fesr. We believe our core values align perfectly with The Community House and we believe in keeping the historical house open for everyone as it has been from the beginning, said Sawyer Smith. The inaugural three-day Sanibel Fun Fest benefits the non-profit operations of The Community House. Festivities kick off on Friday, January 24 with a concert by Whitney Wolanin, a top recording artist with roots on Sanibel. Her current song, Run, Run Rudolph, has shot to No. 2 on the Adult Contemporary chart last week, sandwiched between Kelly Clarksons Underneath The Tree and Mary J. Bliges This Christmas. Saturday and Sunday features many different activities such as a sand sculpture contest, local arts and crafts, indoor games for children, a mermaid and pirate competition, The Sanibel School Steel Drum Band, 26-foot Pieces of Eight pirate ship, a car and motorcycle show, sanctioned body painting competition and featured music on the outdoor stage. Other gold sponsors are Chicos, Sanibel Captiva Trust Co., Suncoast Beverage Sales and Times of the Island. Other sponsors are Congress Jewelers, Bank of the Islands, West Wind Inn, Sweet Melissas Caf, Island Inn, Sanctuary Golf Club, John Grey Painting, Pieces of Eight Pirate Cruise and the Island Sun. For more information on this or other SCA-sponsored events, visit or call 472-2155. Sawyer Smith, Joe Viacava and Wilbur Smith of The Wilbur Smith Law Firm From page 8BBaileys Holiday Ornamentwhich was destroyed in the hurricane of 1926. The Store on the Bay was located on the shore of San Carlos Bay at the end of the current Bailey Road, built on pilings, with a long dock extending into the bay. The ferry boats landed there, passengers disembarked, deliveries were made and those leaving the island boarded the departing ferries. Like the original store, this store stocked items needed by the residents of the islands for daily activities. The store was the center of many activities on the island. Western Union provided news and outside communications and a public phone for use by those arriving and departing. There was a small tea room for ferry passengers and locals. Automobiles could fill up at the gas pumps at the front, ice blocks were delivered daily for refrigeration and newspapers and mail were dropped off at the dock for delivery. In addition to the social opportunities offered by the tea room, there was also a nine-hole golf course to the west of the store for relaxation. The store remains intact as a part of the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village. Each ornament is made of 24k gold on brass and comes in a royal blue presentation folder showing the Baileys logo on the front. The folder contains a certificate indicating the limited edition ornament number and gives a brief description of the significance of the design. The ornaments, certificates and folders are produced by The Charleston Mint of Brevard, North Carolina. Seahorses On Sale At The BankBank of the Islands is selling seahorse sculptures for a good cause the Golisano Childrens Hospital. Each sculpture, which can be painted and decorated by its new owner, costs $30. Checks should be made payable to Golisano Childrens Hospital, which will receive 100 percent of the proceeds. Earlier this year, Bank of the Islands/ Edison National Bank signed on as a Gold Sponsor for A Seahorse Dream, a new fundraising project benefitting childrens healthcare in the community. These little guys are the smaller version of the big Seahorse Dream Project sculptures, said Bank of the Islands Vice President Rob Lisenbee. We are donating our big seahorse to The Sanibel School. Having a smaller version in your home or office is a great way to support the hospital our young neighbors sometimes need. Bank of the Islands Sanibel office is at 1699 Periwinkle Way, at the corner of Casa Ybel Road. The Captiva office is at 14812 Captiva Drive, next to the Captiva Post Office. To learn more about the Seahorse Dream project, visit or call 481-3907. James OBryan and Betsy Heizmann with a collection of the seahorses Helping Build A Bridge To Financial Freedom Helping Build A Bridge To Financial Freedom Securities o ered through Securities America, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC Rick Zurbriggen, Registered Representative. Advisory services o ered through Securities America Advisors, Inc., Rick Zurbriggen, Investment Advisor Representative. 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11B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 27, 2013 Reiss Earns Three Golds At Florida Senior Gamesby Jeff LysiakSanibel resident Dale Reiss, competing at the 22nd annual Florida Senior Games, brought home the gold once again by topping all competitors in her age category in three powerlifting categories: bench press, dead lift and push-pull (combined bench press and dead lift weight totals). In the bench press, I lifted 100 pounds, said Reiss, 66. In the dead lift, I lifted over 200 pounds, so my combined weight lifted was over 300 pounds. The 2013 Florida Senior Games, which were held from December 7 to 15 at various venues in Lee County, welcomed more than 1,500 athletes aged 50 and older in competitions including archery, bowling, tennis, racquetball, shuffleboard, basketball (3-on-3 and free throw shooting), croquet, cycling, golf and pickleball, among others. Reiss took part in the powerlifting competition, which was staged at the Bay Oaks Recreation Center on Fort Myers Beach. This years set of gold medals will be added to Reiss collection of Florida Senior Games awards, which she began competing in four years ago at the suggestion of her trainer, Laurie Curry. My trainer suggested that I enter as a way to keep me motivated, Reiss said. Working out gets boring, but competing is fun. You get to meet new people, you stay motivated and you might even bring home some bling! The 2014 Florida Senior Games return to Lee County from December 6 to 14 and will serve as a qualifier for the 2015 National Senior Games, to be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dale Reiss shows off her three new gold medals earned while competing at the 2013 Florida Senior Games photo by Jeff Lysiak 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 GIFTS Happy New Year From The Dunes Happy New Year From The Dunes Nine-Hole Walk, Run Or Crawl At The DunesOn Saturday, January 18, The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club will host Robbies Run, presented by Grampys Charities, to benefit the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, a program of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida. The event is a 9-hole golf course fun walk, run or crawl. In partnership with Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida, the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile is a pediatric office that travels to schools, community centers and neighborhoods to deliver dental care and medical screenings to thousands of under-served children. To participate, visit for details and start collecting pledges. A special after party is planned for all participants who collect $500 or more in pledges and donations. A golf ball drop will be the highlight of the event. Tickets for the ball drop are available to the public for $100 each and can be purchased at Ronald McDonald House in Fort Myers. Only 100 tickets will be sold. Ronald McDonald himself will drop the balls from high in the sky and the closest to the pin wins 50 percent of the money collected. Furthest from the pin wins a special prize as well. Participants need not be present to win. Grampys Charities is a 100 percent volunteer organization with no paid staff. For over two decades, they have donated more than $3 million to charities serving sick children. Our email address is


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 27, 201312B Sanibel Island Golf ClubOne Net Best BallOn Saturday December 21, the mens league at Sanibel Island Golf Club played a one best net ball game. Because there were three threesomes due to the odd number of players, three different blind draws had to be used to determine the final outcome. The threesome of Rich Rompala, Mike Zembko and Dick Chocol and their blind draw were awarded first place with a net score of 53. Rich Rompala shot a 76 for his best round of this season, and Dick Chocol contributed two net eagles. Chocol said it was especially nice to win on his birthday. In second place was the team of Al Krause, Don Bradford and Jack Tukey and a blind draw with a score of 55. The foursome of Jim Mulka, Roger Triftshauser, John Kilkenny and David Smith took third with a score of 56. Winners in the December 21 tournamentm Rich Rompala, Mike Zembko and Dick Chocol The Dunes Golf ClubBetter BallThe Dunes Mens Golf Association members played a 1-2-3 Better Balls of 4 tournament on December 18. The results were: 1st Bob Schoen 114 Bill Hotchkiss Jack Cohen Pat McNeilus 2nd Jim Burkholder 115 Tom Veratti Joe Burns Bruce Sprinkle 3rd Terry Finzen 118 Robert Orr Dave Jones The Dunes Golf ClubNifty NinersThe Nifty Niners played a Short Course Shamble on Thursday, December 19. The results were: 1st Roberta Rohl 38 Shirley Richards Peggy Hogg Pat Haggerty 2nd Sue Altum 40 Valerie Hotchkiss Trudy Burkholder Maureen OBrien Chip-ins: Nancy Hopkins # 17 The Dunes Golf ClubScrambleThe format for The Dunes Womens Golf Association tournament on Friday, December 20 was a 2-Person Net Scramble. The results were: 1st Annie Wainwrght 65.0 Doris DeWitt 2nd Daphne Hellmuth 68.8 Claudia Finzen 3rd June Muench 69.2 Maureen OBrien Chip-ins #4 Annie Wainwright #12 Marge Meek #13 Claudia Finzen 23rd Annual Tour De Cape At Cape HarbourThe 23rd annual Tour De Cape at Cape Harbour begins with a preevent packet pick-up celebration on Friday, January 17. Participants can pick up packets, maps and T-shirts 5 to 8 p.m. Enjoy a great start to the weekend with music, food and fun. Activities are located near The JOINT restaurant. On Saturday, January 18, the 2014 5K Run will be held. The run/walk is designed for advanced and novice runners. Check-in begins at 6:30 a.m. and race time is 8 a.m. A continental breakfast will be available for participants. Awards ceremony will be held in the pavilion tent around 2 p.m. Also on Saturday, the Kids/Family Fun Mini Tour De Cape will take place. Registration is $5, day of the event only. The family ride begins at 10 a.m. The course is well supported by the Cape Coral Police Department and is designed to be flat and safe. Bicycling helmets are required for this event. All participants will receive a T-shirt, hot dog, chips and a drink. Lunch will be served in the Pavilion tent. On Sunday, January 19, Tour De Cape Bike Rides will be offered. Sundays bike tours offer varied routes from 15, 30, 60 and 100 mile courses in the west and north sections of Cape Coral. The event provides a continental breakfast, lunch, on route rest stations with snacks and beverages, SAG vehicles, police support and route maps. There are three ways to register for the 2014 Tour De Cape: 1) Mail in registration form with payment 2) Go online to 3) Register at the pre-event on Friday, January 17 All participants who register prior to January 6 are guaranteed to receive a T-shirt. Make checks payable to: City of Cape Coral. A drivers license number is required. If the registrant is under 18, the form must be co-signed by a parent or legal guardian. Participants under 13 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. A CPSC approved helmet is mandatory, no exceptions. In Florida, a bicycle is a vehicle and must obey all traffic laws. The Tour De Cape is not a race and is not a closed course. Mail registration forms to: City of Cape Coral Attn: Special Events Division P.O. Box 150027 Cape Coral, FL 33915 For additional details, contact the City of Cape Coral at 573-3125 or visit www. 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 Pool Service & Supply Pool Service & Supply Chlorine Tabs Tools Pumps Chlorine Tabs Tools Pumps Free computerized water analysis Free computerized water FL Lic. #CPC1457804 FL Lic. #CPC1457804STORE HOURS: M-F 9-4 SAT 10-1 SERVICE: MON-SAT 8-5 Stop by our store in Anchor Point 1633 Periwinkle Way472-4100BANNER POOL SERVICE Our email address is Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or


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ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 27, 201314B Weather Poses Big Challenges For Super Bowl XVIII First To Be Played Outdoors In Cold-Weather Stadiumby Ed FrankWhile we bask in the warm breezes of Southwest Florida, our brethren in the north have experienced one of the coldest, snowiest Decembers on record and winter has hardly begun. I mention this fact knowing that in little more than a month, the first Super Bowl in history will be played outdoors in a coldweather site Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Can you imagine the biggest event in professional sports encountering the type of blizzard on February 2 that buried Philadelphia a few weeks ago when the Detroit Lions and Eagles appeared as snowmen slipping, sliding and fumbling on a football field of impossible playing conditions? Adding to this concern is the forecast of the Farmers Almanac that predicts a heavy storm moving into New Jersey around the time of the Super Bowl. In the long history of this marquee event it has generally been blessed by good weather. Even in a cold-weather city such as Indianapolis, where the game was played two years ago, the weather was unusually warm although the game was played indoors in Lucas Oil Stadium. The coldest Super Bowl was in 1972 when the temperature dipped to 39 degrees at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans when the Dallas Cowboys beat the Miami Dolphins. And seven years ago, there was a brief heavy downpour in Miami where the Indianapolis Colts defeated the Chicago Bears. Some say a snowy Super Bowl would add to the mystique of this famous event. But its doubtful the players would agree. In that Lions-Eagles game earlier this month, the players did adjust to the weather misery as all but eight of the 54 total points scored were recorded in the second half. But the Lions fumbled seven times in the blizzard. And when the yard lines became obliterated, snow blowers were required to remove the eight inches of snow that had fallen. The average temperature in New Jersey in early February hovers in the 20to 25-degree range. So bring your warm johns, hand warmers and heavy cold-weather gear if you plan to attend. Surprisingly, Met Life Stadium does not have a heating system under the field to melt any snow. The Super Bowl Host Committee and nearby New York City are preparing for cold and snow by building an eight-lane, 180-foot-long toboggan run in Times Square and shutting down a 13-block stretch on Broadway which will become the Super Bowl Festival during that weekend. If you remember this years Super Bowl in New Orleans, a mysterious power failure darkened most of the Superdome causing a lengthy game delay. There probably wont be another blackout in the upcoming Super Bowl. But dont be surprised if there is a whiteout. Jewelry Gallery Supports Shell Museums Educational Programming Get ready for the 2014 season with The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museums Under The Sea: Across The Pond event. Scheduled for Sunday, January 26 from 5 to 10 p.m. at The Sanctuary Golf Club, the event features a live performance by The British Invasion band, a group of four talented musicians that recreate the sound and style of famous British musical artists. The program also includes dinner, dancing, and a live and silent auction. Lily & Co. Jewelry Gallery has donated a $2,500 shopping spree that will be up for auction at the event. The shopping spree is good for one year and can be used all at once or in multiple visits. Registration is now available online for Under The Sea 2014. Tickets are $135 per person and reservations can be made directly online from the Events page of the museums website, at www. For more information about the event, contact Krystal Butherus at 395-2233 or email SPORTS QUIZ 1. Three Dodgers pitchers since 1916 have struck out at least five batters in each of their first five major-league starts. Name two of them. 2. Who has the most managerial wins in Kansas City Royals history? 3. When was the last time before 2012 that Northwesterns football team won a bowl game? 4. How many championships did the Los Angeles Lakers win under the ownership of Dr. Jerry Buss? 5. When was the last time before 2013 (Chicago and Boston) that two of the Original Six NHL franchises met in the Stanley Cup finals? 6. Who was the first NASCAR driver to be featured on a box of Wheaties cereal? 7. When was the last time before 2013 that no American male tennis player was in the top 10 of the ATP rankings? ANSWERS 1. Hyun-jin Ryu, Hideo Nomo and Kaz Ishii. 2. Whitey Herzog won 410 games between 1975 and 1979. 3. It was the Rose Bowl after the 1948 season. 4. Ten titles. 5. It was 1979 (Montreal and the New York Rangers). 6. Dale Earnhardt. 7. It had never happened before in the rankings, which began in 1973. Lily & Co. owners Dan Schuyler and Karen Bell, along with Lily, Angel and GracieBeach Mural At Community House Adds More DetailThe holiday season is upon us, and a prominent example of the giftgiving spirit continues to brighten The Community House. John Grey Painting carries on the work of a new mural that will grace the east wall of The Community House auditorium. 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 Fun Fest, 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. Explaining the thinking behind his continued on page 31B Barrier Island Title Services, Inc. (239) 472-3688Youll Appreciate the Difference The mural is a holiday gift from John Grey Painting to The Community House


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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 Victor Luna, bakery/deli associate at Baileys General Store 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 27, 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 27, 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. PocoLoco is the Sanibel source for this ice cream and always features a couple dozen delicious favors. Stop by, sit in the sunshine and chatter with six cheerful parrots for a unique and memorable experience. 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


18B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 27, 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 STORE & CAFETraders 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. 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. From page 17BRestaurants SUNDIAL BEACH RESORT & SPASundial Beach Resort has undergone a $5 million renovation and is open to the public with three new restaurants and a talented new chef specializing in fresh gulf seafood and other culinary creations. Waterview features fine dining Wednesday through Sunday from 5 to 10 p.m. with panoramic gulf views. Be sure to sample the signature dish: Clay Pot Baked Mediterranean Gulf Grouper. Dine al fresco at the Sea Breeze Caf with an allday menu Wednesday through Sunday from 5 to 10 p.m. There's live entertainment Fridays and Saturdays from 7 to 10 p.m. and Happy Hour daily from 7 to 10 p.m. Turtles Beach & Pool Bar is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily and there's an all-you-can-eat BBQ Buffet Saturdays from nooon to 4 p.m. Happy Hour is from 3 to 5 p.m. daily. 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. 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 Site Visitation Landscape Design Installation Delivery Monthly Maintenance300 CENTER ROAD FORT MYERS FL 33907239.939.9663 www.NoLawn.comOpen Mon Sat 9am to 5pm, Sun 10am to 3pmGET REAL: GO NATIVE!WE CARRY THOUSANDS OF NATIVE WILDFLOWERS, TREES, SHRUBS, VINES, GRASSES & AQUATIC PLANTS 20% OFFEVERYTHINGthrough December VASANTA SENERAT CPA, P.A.CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT SANIBEL 472-60001633 Periwinkle Way Anchor Point FORT MYERS 418-00083949 Evans Ave. Suite 205 Accounting and Tax Preparation for Businesses Individuals Condo Associations Non ResidentsThe 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, pop and 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, Cruzan Vibes, a Soca Reggae Band will be playing and on Saturday entertainment will be by The John Allender Band, playing rock and blues. Sunday Jazz Brunch is from 9 a.m, to 1 p.m, with live jazz from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday is Hospitality Night with happy hour pricing from 8 p.m. to close. On Tuesday, New Years Eve, Robbie Hutto, a local favorite, returns for the first time this season. Karaoke is Thursdays from 9 p.m. to midnight. LIVE ON THE ISLANDS The Modulators are playing at the New Years Eve Party at Tween Waters Inn, Captiva


19B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 27, 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, Dusk Duo with Dean and Kathy Winkleman, piano, guitar and vocals, playing pop, R&B, country and jazz; Monday, Woody Brubaker on piano and saxophone with vocalist Barbara Smith; Tuesday, New Years Eve Gala with Joe McCormick and Marvilla Marzan; Wednesday and Thursday, Dusk Duo. 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 Catman Doodz. The Modulators are playing for the New Years Eve Party. 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. Portraits In Printby Jane Vos Hogg Nifty KnittersRe-telling a tale well at least part of it or else you might not understand what Im talking about. And, in this case, the what is Pelican Knitters. Years ago there was a small knitting shop here on Sanibel where a few customers sat down one day to work on a group project. They pooled their efforts and knitted a vest. A pleasant experience, the women thought it might be nice to continue doing it regularly. Plant a seed and see what sprouts. The group kept growing. They decided they needed a name and, seventeen years ago, Pelican Knitters burst into being. Their meeting place, equally unexpected. A knitter mentioned the group to a friend who happened to work at SunTrust Bank and she invited them to use the banks meeting room each Wednesday morning. They meet weekly and welcome any newcomer who shares their interests. Dozens of different knitters have been among them. Now for the warmest part: what do they knit? There are the usual things. socks for the northern nephews, layettes for the expected babies, blankets for the grands going off to college, sweaters for some, scarves for others but thats the least of it. Here come the acts of random kindness, the charitable giving. For many years a Santa Claus has ridden on a train that passes through the impoverished hill country of the Appalachian mountains and at Christmas time he tosses out gift packages to needy local families who line the tracks. Remove the wrappings and youll find sets of hats and scarves and mittens, sometimes even sweaters, knitted, many of them, by the Pelicans. This year they sent off two huge boxes. Thats several hundred items. Who pays for the postage? I asked. Originally, they explained, we covered the costs ourselves, throwing in $5 each and adding more when the kitty needed replenishing. But then one member, wife of a Lion (lets call her a Lioness) spoke to her husband and so it came to pass, the Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club signed on to give the group a sizeable check each year to help with shipping. This marks the fifth year that hundreds of items were sent to Sister Cleeves, an 80-year-old nun who works at a regional hospital in rural Kentucky. She distributes the accumulated hats, scarves, gloves and mittens to the destitute children in her area. Still other boxes were headed to a Lakota Indian reservation in South Dakota. Several knitters, mindful of local need, reached out to see where in Lee County they might establish connections. As a result, piles of hats, really soft ones, are intended for the chemo patients at the Florida Cancer Center while others are going to shelters for abused women and children, several in Fort Myers and one in Cape Coral. These shelters, part of ACT, a project begun in 1979, offer a circle of support services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Prayer shawls are being made to be delivered to the Rape Center in Fort Myers and, new this year, some shawls will be going to Lee Memorial, offering comfort to patients coming in for chemotherapy or others being shuffled about for various tests and procedures entailing long waits in air-conditioned corridors. Endings, beginnings, all knit together the Pelican Knitters keep casting on stitches. Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299 or email 690 Birdie View Point 690 Birdie View Point Lots of Room to Build Your Island Lots of Room to Build Your Island Dream Home! Short Walk to Dream Home! Short Walk to Beach. Enjoy Beautiful Fairway Beach. Enjoy Beautiful Fairway Views on Sanibel Island Golf Club! Views on Sanibel Island Golf Club! $399,000 $399,000 Sunset South 9D Sunset South 9D Beautiful River & Sanctuary Views Beautiful River & Sanctuary Views from Two Large Lanais! Furnished from Two Large Lanais! Furnished Top Floor 2 BR/2 BA. Only Steps Top Floor 2 BR/2 BA. Only Steps to the Beach and Pool. to the Beach and Pool. $449,000 $449,000 Sandalfoot 3B2 Sandalfoot 3B2 Fully Furnished 1 BR/1 BA Fully Furnished 1 BR/1 BA w/Gulf and Pool Views. w/Gulf and Pool Views. Weekly Rentals. $28,000 Rental Weekly Rentals. $28,000 Rental Income in 2012. Income in 2012. $499,000 $499,000 2400 Palm Ridge Rd. Sanibel, FL (239) 472-2311Direct (239) 209-6500 5111 Sanibel Captiva Rd. 5111 Sanibel Captiva Rd. Opportunity on Sanibel Captiva Opportunity on Sanibel Captiva Road... 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom Road... 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom ground level home near ground level home near Bowmans Beach. Bowmans Beach. $249,000 $249,000 Opportunity on Lighthouse Way Opportunity on Lighthouse Way Build Your Dream Home on 100+ Build Your Dream Home on 100+ Ft of Bay Frontage. Existing Ft of Bay Frontage. Existing Seawall. Perfect Location with Seawall. Perfect Location with Stunning Bay Views! Stunning Bay Views! $1,995,000 $1,995,000CHUCK BERGSTROMIsland Resident, Award Winning Realtor WWW.SANIBELCAPTIVAREALESTATEGUIDE.COM WWW.BUYSELLCHATSANIBEL.COM WWW.BUYSELLCHATSANIBEL.COM Have a Safe & Happy New Year! Commercial Lots Tamiami Tr Commercial Lots Tamiami Tr Two Parcels, A & B Zoned CG (Commercial Two Parcels, A & B Zoned CG (Commercial General) Located on Tamiami Trail. Parcel General) Located on Tamiami Trail. Parcel A is Approx. 4.5 Acres and Parcel B is A is Approx. 4.5 Acres and Parcel B is Approx. 2.0 Acres. Survey Available. Approx. 2.0 Acres. Survey Available. (A) $1,150,000 & (B) $400,000 (A) $1,150,000 & (B) $400,000 561 Lighthouse Way 561 Lighthouse Way Completely Renovated 5 BR/4 BA Pool Completely Renovated 5 BR/4 BA Pool Home on Gulf Access Canal. 80 Dock w/ Home on Gulf Access Canal. 80 Dock w/ Lifts. Dual MBR Suites. Custom Upgrades. Lifts. Dual MBR Suites. Custom Upgrades. An Exceptional Home! An Exceptional Home! $1,895,000 $1,895,000 Pine Cove 1A Pine Cove 1A Gorgeous 2 BR/2 BA Gulf Front Gorgeous 2 BR/2 BA Gulf Front Corner Unit. Beautifully Furnished! Corner Unit. Beautifully Furnished! Great Weekly Rentals. Great Weekly Rentals. Under Building Parking and Storage. Under Building Parking and Storage. $799,900 $799,900 4203 Dingman Drive 4203 Dingman Drive Beautifully Renovated 4 Beautifully Renovated 4 BR/3 BA Pool Home on BR/3 BA Pool Home on Approximately 1 Acre on West Approximately 1 Acre on West Gulf Dr. Across from the Beach! Gulf Dr. Across from the Beach! $2,495,000 $2,495,000 UNDER CONTRACT

PAGE 67 13,809 associates. 646 oces. 51 countries worldwide. 20 locations along the Gulf Coast.Sothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. E ach oce is independently owned and operated. Equal Housing Opportunity. 11/25/13 3411 West Gulf Drive Jane Reader Weaver 239.850.9555 $3,740,000 SANIBEL 11340 Longwater Chase Court Deb Smith/Augustina Holtz 239.826.3416 $3,250,000 FORT MYERS 11522 Andy Rosse Lane Jane Reader Weaver 239.850.9555 $2,450,000 CAPTIVA 428 Bella Vista Way East Augustina Holtz 914.648.8888 $1,986,000 SANIBEL 2514 Blind Pass Court Jane Reader Weaver 239.850.9555 $1,398,500 SANIBEL 2543 Tropical Way Court Jane Reader Weaver 239.850.9555 $1,100,000 SANIBEL 785 Birdie View Point Cindy Sitton 239.810.4772 $1,099,000 SANIBEL 2507 Blind Pass Court Jane Reader Weaver 239.850.9555 $1,049,000 SANIBEL Bougainvillea #210B Cindy Sitton 239.810.4772 p $999,000 SANIBEL 2449 Harbour Lane Jane Reader Weaver 239.850.9555 $878,000 SANIBEL Sundial #O302 Cindy Sitton 239.810.4772 $750,000 SANIBEL 1 Island Stephanie Bissett 239.292.3707 $749,000 FORT MYERS Mariner Pointe #1013 Cindy Sitton 239.810.4772 $399,000 SANIBEL Island Reef Club #103 Stephanie Bissett 239.292.3707 $380,000 FORT MYERS BEACH 5227 27th Place SW Stephanie Bissett 239.292.3707 $269,900 CAPE CORAL 8395 Borboni Court Torry Sigvartsen 239.595.5525 $250,000 NAPLES BROAD AVENUE .. 390 Broad Avenue South, Naples, FL 34102 FIFTH AVENUE 776 Fifth Avenue South, Suite 505, Naples, FL 34102 MARCO ISLAND .n. 760 North Collier Boulevard, Suite 101, Marco Island, FL 34145 THE VILLAGE .n.nn 4300 Gulf Shore Boulevard North, Suite 100, Naples, FL 34103 THE GALLERY 4001 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 102, Naples, FL 34103 ESTUARY AT GREY OAKS SALES CENTER .n. 1220 Gordon River Trail, Naples, FL 34105 THE PROMENADE ..ttt 26811 South Bay Drive, Suite 130, Bonita Springs, FL 34134 SANIBEL 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 1, Sanibel, FL 33957 BONITA BAY SALES CENTER 26951 Country Club Drive, Bonita Springs, FL 34134 RENTALS .n. 1395 Panther Lane, Suite 200, Naples, FL 34109 VANDERBILT .f. 325 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples, FL 34108 MERCATO SALES CENTER 9123 Strada Place, Suite 7125, Naples, FL 34108 VENICE .. 400 Barcelona Avenue, Venice, FL 34285 THE PLAZA AT FIVE POINTS .n.ttt 50 Central Avenue, Suite 110, Sarasota, FL 34236 CAPTIVA .f.fb 11508 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, FL 33924 LONGBOAT KEY ..ftt 546 Bay Isles Road | Longboat Key, FL 34228 SOUTH TAMPA .b.f 202 South Moody Avenue, Tampa, FL 33609 LAKEWOOD RANCH .tb.f 8141 Lakewood Main Street, Suite 101, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202 16682 Captiva Drive Jane Reader Weaver 239.850.9555 p $11,900,000 CAPTIVA 2984 Wulfert Road Jane Reader Weaver 239.850.9555 $2,450,000 SANIBELISLAND SUN DECEMBER 27, 201320B 21B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 27, 2013


BEST TAKE-OUT ON THE ISLANDS CALL FOR DAILY SPECIALS472-9300 Jerrys FoodsRestaurant & DeliDaily Lunch Specials Salad Bar Take-Out or Eat In Breakfast Lunch DinnerOpen Daily 6 a.m. 10 p.m. The Only Dockside Dining on Sanibel Located at the Sanibel Marina Specializing in Local Seafood We also feature Petite & 10 oz. Filet MignonsDining Awards: 6 years running 472-8138 FULL DELI, BAKERY DAILY LUNCH SPECIALS COLD BEVERAGESCall us for your cookout, picnic and party needs. Well take care of you!Corner of Periwinkle Way & Tarpon Bay Road472-1516 BOARS HEAD MEAT! BOARS HEAD MEAT! FROZEN YOGURT & FROZEN YOGURT & ICE CREAM ICE CREAM Sanibel Deli & Coffee Sanibel Deli & CoffeeF A C T O R Y Across from CVS in Palm Ridge PlacePIZZA & WINGSCALL AHEAD 472-2555~ OPEN ~ Mon. 7am-3pm Tues. Wed. & Thurs. 7am-8pm Fri & Sat. 7am-9pm Sun. Seasonal FINE ITALIAN CUISINEIL TESORO RISTORANTEwww.iltesoro.netOpen 7 days a week 751 Tarpon Bay Road 239.395.4022 Get The Word Out About Your Take-Out!~Advertise Here~22B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 27, 2013 My Stars FOR WEEK OF DECEMBER 30, 2013ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You might be busier than you had expected right now. But between the socializing rounds and the workplace tasks, there are opportunities for special moments with that certain someone. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your creative approach leads to a quicker-thanexpected solution to a workplace problem. Now you can devote more time to that proposal you hope to introduce by midmonth. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Technological glitches create problems early on. But by midweek, all runs smoothly once again, and youre well and truly on your way to meeting all your deadlines. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your energy levels are high, and you feel you can handle everything that comes along. But try to take a break from your hectic pace for some quiet time with someone close to you. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Before you pounce on that shiny new opportunity, take more time to check it out to see how much substance actually lies beneath all that glitter. A family member has important news. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A personal situation you thought was resolved resurfaces, thanks to a possibly well-intentioned move that went awry. Deal with it as soon as possible. Accept the help of a trusted friend. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) That goal you set way back when is finally in sight. Maintain your focus on achieving it, and dont allow yourself to be distracted by unimportant demands for your attention. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A temperamental flare-up creates negative feelings that need to be dealt with immediately. But things once again go well after the apologies are made and hurt feelings are soothed. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) An early impulsive act causes confusion. But all is smoothed over once explanations are made. Expect a friend or family member to ask for your kind and always wise advice. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) You might have to do some juggling of your priorities, as a personal matter appears to require more time and attention. Put your pride aside and accept help from those who offer it. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Your creative aspect is strong. Not only does it help you accomplish your goals, but it also inspires others. This could lead to a potentially rewarding collaboration opportunity. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Be careful about making major decisions when youre not really committed to them. And resist any pressure to do otherwise. Better to delay action until all doubts are resolved. BORN THIS WEEK: You set goals and are rarely distracted by any attempt to move you off the path youve chosen to reach them. On Jan. 2, 1811, Timothy Pickering, a Federalist from Massachusetts, becomes the first U.S. senator to be censured when the Senate approves a motion against him. Pickering was accused of violating congressional law by publicly revealing secret documents. On Dec. 30, 1862, the U.S.S. Monitor sinks in a storm off Cape Hatteras, N.C. Just nine months earlier, the ship had been part of a revolution in naval warfare when the ironclad dueled to a standstill with the C.S.S. Virginia (Merrimack) -the first time two ironclads faced each other in a naval engagement. On Jan. 5, 1920, the New York Yankees major-league baseball club announces its purchase of the heavy-hitting outfielder George Herman Babe Ruth from the Boston Red Sox for the sum of $125,000. The deal paid off as Ruth went on to smash his own home run record in 1920, hitting 54 homers. On Jan. 1, 1946, on the island of Corregidor, in Manila Bay, 20 Japanese soldiers approach a lone soldier -literally waving a white flag. The soldiers had been living in an underground tunnel and only discovered that the war was over by reading it in the newspaper. On Jan. 3, 1967, Jack Ruby, the Dallas nightclub owner who killed the alleged assassin of President John F. Kennedy, dies of cancer in a Dallas hospital. The Texas Court of Appeals recently had overturned his death sentence for the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald and was scheduled to grant him a new trial. On Jan. 4, 1974, President Richard Nixon refuses to hand over tape recordings and documents that had been subpoenaed by the Senate Watergate Committee. Nixon would resign from office in disgrace eight months later. On Dec. 31, 1984, Bernhard Goetz, the white man dubbed the subway vigilante after he shot four young black men on a New York City subway train, turns himself in at a police station in Concord, N.H. Goetz claimed that the men, all of whom had criminal records, were trying to rob him and that he had acted in self-defense. It was beloved American pianist and comedian Jimmy Durante who made the following sage observation: Be nice to people on your way up because you meet them on your way down. Famed markswoman and exhibition shooter Annie Oakley was born the daughter of Quakers, who gave her the name Phoebe Ann Moses. It was in July 1911 when daredevil Bobby Leach became the second person (and the first man) to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel. His daring came at a cost, though; he spent six months in a hospital, recovering from injuries due to his feat. He later went on publicity tours, recounting his experience and posing with the barrel that took him over the falls. He was on one such tour in New Zealand in 1926 when he slipped on an orange peel, injuring his leg slightly. The leg became infected, necessitating an amputation -which still didnt save him. He died two months later, the daredevil felled by a citrus rind. Those who study such things say that fully 10 percent of the countrys total income is due to organized crime. You might be surprised to learn that only two out of every 10 ears of corn grown in the United States actually ends up being eaten by people. The other eight are destined to feed animals and to be made into ethanol gasoline. If youre like more than half of all Americans, youd be willing to live in a haunted house -provided you didnt have to pay rent. There are those who say that actor Johnny Depp is afraid of clowns. This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer. -Will Rogers THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY


23B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 27, 2013 From page 6BRotary Happeningsbecame the permanent home of the Florida Repertory Theatre in 1998. Bob speaks of his passion for producing quality productions at the Rep. This is its 16th season and it has gained national recognition and received glowing reviews from Wall Street Journal drama critic Terry Teachout, who calls the Rep One of Americas top repertory companies. Bob and his creative team have worked hard to gain this reputation following their original mission of producing first-rate professional theater in Southwest Florida with a wide body and variety of work. The theater now has an estimated audience reach of 80,000 and has a current budget of around $3 million. It has 39 staff members, half whom are craft people that work out of a 10,000-square-foot off-theater facility. The reps professionals belong to Actors Equity, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and USA United Scenic Designers. Fort Myers city officials certainly made the right decision by negotiating a three-year rent-free arcade lease agreement with the Florida Repertory Company Theater to take residence in downtown Fort Myers. That original agreement has been modified slightly but the cty continues to support the Florida Rep after the economic impact to the area proved to be substantial. Just a few of the numbers Bob threw out: 60,000 people attend the theater each year; 52 percent buy dinner average dinner tab $28 per person; Many staff members rent property in the downtown area; and The theatre is a definite draw for the city and retail merchants, vendors, and restaurateurs. Cacioppo did say that there were a few years when the economy slowed down and the business side of the company had to create new strategies to continue ticket sales and make the theater experience affordable and assessable to all while still offering quality theater productions. The introduction of production preview evenings at $25/$20 has been a great success. He said he must focus on the business side to be a success. Great theater productions created and performed by outstanding theater professionals at affordable pricingnow thats a winning ticket. Last year the rep also created a second small theater space, ArtStage Studio Theatre, for more intimate type of shows next door to the main stage and continues with its childrens theater productions, acting classes, and childrens theater camps. Not to point you out of town but if you happen to go over the causeway into Fort Myers some evening, check out the River District, Fort Myers downtown and the Florida Repertory Theatre. The listing of shows is on the internet. The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. every Friday at The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club, 949 Sand Castle Road. If you have any questions regarding Rotary, e-mail President Scot Congress at Bob Cacicoppo Thunderbirds To Return To Punta Gorda Air ShowThe 34th annual Florida International Air Show returns in 2014 with some very special guests. The United States Air Force Thunderbirds will return to the Southwest Florida skies on March 29 and 30, at the Punta Gorda Airport. The Florida International Air Show is a great chance to catch the Thunderbirds in action as they perform their high-speed maneuvers and precision formations, some just under the speed of sound. We know guests at the Show look forward to a presentation by high performance military aircraft, said Tyler Ezzi, show chairman. Were absolutely thrilled to host the Thunderbirds first return to Southwest Florida since their 2008 Florida International Air Show appearance. Ezzi added, This years theme is A Salute to Veterans. Come out to the show to help support and highlight the importance of recognizing all veterans for what they, and their families, sacrifice and contribute for the betterment of us all. The Florida International Air Show, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation, allvolunteer organization raising more than $2.9 million for Southwest Florida working charities. The performers range from extreme stunt pilots who enjoy pushing the envelope to graceful gliders who gently sail across the blue skies. Additional pilots and performers will be announced within the coming weeks. Tickets bought in advance online at are generally $5 cheaper. Children ages five and under are admitted free. The show is needs corporate partners, business sponsors and donations to assist in putting on the event, ultimately enabling the organizers to make much-needed charitable contributions to the Southwest Florida community. For information on how to participate, email Will Power Columnist: C rai g R. 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24B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 27, 2013 Superior InteriorsWhere To Start When Its Time To Redecorateby Jeanie TinchSince decorating mistakes can be very costly and time consuming, I always urge my clients to do their homework before undertaking any redecorating project. What kind of homework? Well, you might consider starting by collecting brochures and pictures of various design products and styles that you particularly enjoy. Once you start becoming aware of colors, designs, and various products available to make your design dreams a beautiful reality, youll find your decision making is much easier. Next, take a personal inventory of your likes and your dislikes. I find that most of my clients have a much easier time knowing what they dont like. Whatever the case may be with your preference, your decorator will benefit from this knowledge. And, of course, working with a professional is definitely the right way to go. With custom decorating, most designers and product manufacturers stand behind their products. Remember, if you take your own measurements and they are incorrect, your purchase cannot be returned. Nothing is more disheartening than finding that beautiful sofa you just had delivered is totally overwhelming your room, and not as comfortable as you had hoped it would be. Be sure to weigh all your options, take your time, do your homework, and most importantly, call a professional. Jeanie Tinch is an interior designer on Sanibel/Captiva Islands. She can be reached at CFO Breakfast RoundtablesThe Southwest Florida Chapter of IMA is having its next quarterly CFO Breakfast Roundtables on January 7 a nd 8. The topic is Outlook 2014: National & Regional Economic and Capital Markets, presented by Aysegul Timur, professor of economics, Hodges University, and Andy Hill, CFA, Responsible Advisors. Special guest moderator for the Collier program will be John Cox, president of Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. Accounting and finance professionals need to be current on both macroand micro-economic information so as to provide the best value to their business and/ organizations. When planning, strategizing and making decisions, it is important to know economic performance forecasts for quarterly, annual or other future time periods. An economic outlook may offer information and insight including inflation/deflation, productivity growth, labor (unemployment) and balance of trade. Timur and Hill are globally recognized and have offered commentary in most popular business media. There is no cost to participants, walk-ins are welcome and registration is requested at The format for the program will be a continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and the presentation followed by a roundtable discussion that ends at 9:30 a.m. The 2 CPE program will be presented on two dates and locations to accommodate schedules: Lee County on Tuesday, January 7, at the Fort Myers Campus, Hodges University at 4501 Colonial Boulevard, Fort Myers; and Collier County, Wednesday, January 8, at Naples Campus, Hodges University, 2655 Northbrooke Dive. Designed for chief financial officers and senior financial executives in Southwest Florida, the objective of the CFO roundtable is to provide a forum for discussion of important issues of a financial and business nature, to present timely, relevant information related to financial management and to provide a networking opportunity for CFOs and their peers. Top ProducersJohn R. Wood Island Real Estate announced its Top Producers for November. They are: Top Listings, Mary Bondurant, realtor; Top Pending Sales, Phaidra Mcdermott, realtor; Top Closed Sales, Trae Zipperer, broker associate. ISLAND SUN BUSINESS NEWSMAKERS Mary Bondurant Phaidra McDermott Trae Zipperer 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


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26B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 27, 2013 New General Manager At Tween Waters Tween Waters Inn Island Resort & Spa announced the appointment of John Lai as general manager. Lai will oversee operations at the historic resort on Captiva Island as well as all food and beverage, banquet and marina operations onsite. As a resident of Southwest Florida for over 27 years, Lai brings local experience and leadership via several hospitality positions including his most recent position as general manager at the Hyatt Place in Fort Myers. At Tween Waters Inn, Lai will supervise daily operations across all aspects of the resort, focusing mainly on continuing to improve customer satisfaction. Former General Manager Jeff Shuff will remain on property, acting as CFO of Rochester Resorts, parent company to multiple Sanibel and Captiva properties. I am truly honored and excited to be given this opportunity to lead Tween Waters Inn, said Lai. Tween Waters Inn is not only steeped in history, but has consistently carried a tremendous reputation. My vision is to not only continue the tradition of excellence that has been established, but to position the property for continuous improvement in guest, associate, and shareholder satisfaction and establish sustainable success. Lai actively serves as treasurer of the Conference and Convention Council for the City of Fort Myers, sits on the board of directors for the Lee County Hotel Association and has been appointed by the county commissioners to the county sustainability advisory committee. A familiar face to the Gulf Coast of Florida, Lai has managed Sanibel Sunset Beach Resort, Sundial Beach Resort, Pointe Estero Beach Resort, Sandpearl in Clearwater Beach and most recently Vero Beach Hotel & Spa and Hyatt Place in Fort Myers. Visitors Up, Passengers DownIn October, Smith Travel Research recorded a 50.3 percent occupancy rate for The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel, reflecting a 3.6 percent increase, compared to 48.5 percent in October 2012. However, in the same month, passenger travel through Southwest Florida International Airport totaled 478,376, a decrease of 1.3 percent compared with October 2012. Year-to-date passenger traffic increased 4.2 percent over the same period last year. Frontier Airlines ( has inaugurated new nonstop service between Southwest Florida International Airport and Wilmington/Philadelphia New Castle Airport in Wilmington, Delaware. This is the first time nonstop service has been offered between Fort Myers and Wilmington. Twice-weekly flights will operate on an Airbus A320 aircraft. John Lai iPhone And iPad WorkshopsIPhones and iPads keep you connected to friends and family. They provide news and entertainment from around the world. They can enrich your life in many ways. They can also be intimidating. The Community House is offering workshops designed to demystify the technology so you can take advantage of all the benefits of the iPhone and iPad. iPhone/iPad I is for those wanting to master the basics of setup, navigation, efficiency with the basic apps such as phone, mail, Safari, calendar, Facetime, maps and Siri. This workshop will be held January 9 and March 13 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. iPhone/iPad II is for those wanting to take their skills to the next level. Specific apps for password control, photo editing, GPS guidance and shopping will be discussed. Also covered will be tips for working efficiently, using the cloud, and integration across multiple devices. This workshop will be held February 6 and April 3 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Advance registration is encouraged. The instructor is Eric B. Orkin, a former business school professor and department chair at the University of New Hampshire, a high-tech entrepreneur, author of numerous articles, and an inductee into the HiTech Hall of Fame. The cost is $30 per class for members, $35 for guests. For more information or reservations, visit or call 472-2155. iPhone and iPad screens Sundial Appoints Sales ManagerPam Fields, a hospitality professional with nearly two decades of expertise in group sales, has been named sales manager at Sundial Beach Resort on Sanibel Island. In her new position, Fields will also serve as manager of the Florida State Association market, a territory she is familiar with after 18 years as associate director of sales at Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa plus service to the former Registry Resort & Spa in Naples. We are proud to have Pam Fields guiding our sales team, said Sundial Beach Resort General Manager Bob Kramm. She joins us with impressive credentials attesting to her skills as a superb leader not only training our sales managers, but also in developing expanded markets to help maximize the volume of group business. Fields has been a board or committee member for associations serving the hotel industry, including the FSAE Florida Society of Association Executives, where she was named Associate of the Year for the State of Florida. She also received the Distinguished Achievement in Sales & Marketing award from the Hotel Sales & Marketing Institute and the CHME (Certified Hospitality Marketing Executive) designation, one of only a handful in the U.S. I am delighted to join the Sundial sales team and look forward to be able to help return the property to the prominence and popularity it once maintained as a perfect setting for meetings and retreats, Fields said. Pam Fields To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


27B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 27, 2013 Selling a property or residence can be a psychologically difficult exercise to accomplish. Engaging real estate brokers, setting a sales price, agreeing to terms and nursing a transaction to closing certainly has its high and low points. While securing a buyer with ready cash is the optimal solution, many buyers include mortgage contingencies in the sales contract. From time to time, the seller will decide to accept a note and mortgage from the buyer to finance the purchase price. Sellers decide to take back paper for any number of reasons. The buyer might have problems qualifying for traditional bank financing and the seller believes the buyer to be a favorable credit risk. The seller may also be intrigued with the opportunity to earn an attractive interest rate. Before deciding to owner-finance the purchase of property that you are selling, consider what one of my law partners with vast experience closing real estate transactions has to say. There are a lot of misconceptions out there, says D. Hugh Kinsey, Jr. Many people believe that if the buyer/borrower misses a payment or two then the seller/Lender can simply take back ownership of the property, Kinsey says. It isnt nearly so easy. The process involves filing a foreclosure lawsuit. The seller/lender who holds the note and mortgage must file such a lawsuit in circuit court, where the filing fees could approach $2,000, not counting attorneys fees. Moreover, the seller/ lender has to forward all the costs associated with filing the foreclosure lawsuit with no certainty of recouping those costs. If you have to foreclose the property, you better hope that you originally hired a qualified attorney in the jurisdiction where the property is located to prepare the note and mortgage documents, Kinsey adds. I have seen many note and mortgage documents prepared by non-attorneys, or those found online or in office supply stores that failed to adequately protect the lenders interest in the property. When this happens, foreclosing the property becomes much more difficult when the buyer misses payments. One example of documents that may not be in compliance with the law are those calling for balloon payments such as an interest only promissory note that balloons all interest and principal at some date in the future. Dodd-Frank disallows balloon payments on residential property transactions, and also provides that the lender must investigate the borrowers ability to repay. Loans involving residential property must be fully amortizing, and many seller/lenders do not want to wait many years to receive full payment, Kinsey adds. Assuming that the seller/lender successfully forecloses the property, he doesnt get the title back. At this point the property goes to a judicial (public) auction. If someone outbids the lender at the auction, the lender may get his judgment paid but would not take back ownership of the property. Further, if the lender holds a second mortgage or his note has somehow been subordinated to another lender, he would have to pay off the other lender who has priority in order to get clear title. These arent the only nightmares that a seller/lender may have to deal with, Kinsey warns. If the buyer/ borrower didnt pay his property taxes, there might be back taxes owed on the property, or worse, tax certificates might be accruing that the seller would have to satisfy. Some buyer/borrowers trash the residence when they realize that they are going to be foreclosed upon. Yet another risk involves fire, windstorm and flood insurance. If a tragedy destroys the property and the buyer/ borrower is underor uninsured they may simply walk away from the property leaving the seller/lender with a damaged or destroyed home to foreclose. So the legal documents must require insurance and the seller/lender must remain vigilant in examining annual insurance certificates. Another point that Kinsey makes is that private lenders dont have the ability to report bad debts to credit reporting agencies like a traditional bank lender would have. This often results in the private lender being the last creditor to be paid when the buyer/borrower has money problems. The bottom line is to tread carefully before taking back paper when selling a property or a residence. One needs to do ones homework on the buyer/borrower, and work with a qualified attorney who can advise as to the pitfalls and draft the legal documents necessary to protect the seller/lender as much as possible. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at Will PowerTaking Back Paper The Dangers Of Owner-Financed Real Estate Dealsby Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney; CPA Scholarships Available From FoundationThe Southwest Florida Community Foundations scholarship application process for the 2014-15 school year began on December 20. Approximately $400,000 in scholarship money is available from 37 scholarships for local high school seniors and 22 scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students from Lee, Charlotte, Glades, Hendry and Collier counties through the SWFLCF scholarship funds. Students interested in applying for a scholarship can access the E-Apply online scholarship application tool through the SWFLCFs website at on the Scholarships page. Students may apply for multiple scholarships and are given the option to upload transcripts, SAT/ACT scores, letters of recommendation and financial documentation (if required). For needbased scholarships, students are required to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2014. Thanks to supportive donors who value the importance of post-secondary education, we offer a variety of scholarships including those for vocational or specialized training schools, as well as for attendance at colleges and universities, said Anne Douglas, regional initiatives director for the SWFLCF. In the past, we have had some scholarships that were not awarded because students did not apply for them, so we are trying to do our best to educate local students on the various types of funding available. According to Douglas, examples of some of the more unique scholarships include support for students with disabilities, student athletes, adult students going back to school, students from particular schools or communities and students pursuing a graduate or professional degree. For example, The Howard P. and Magdalen K. Breitenbach Scholarship was established to fund a needy student who was either a service member in the United States Navy or is a child or grandchild of a service member in the United States Navy. The G. Napier and Ellen Wilson Scholarship was established in honor of U.S. Navy pilots killed in Korea and will support high school students volunteering at the veterans administration clinic to help veterans. The Mary Ann Elder Scholarship was established to provide funding for students entering or continuing a masters degree program in social work. The scholarship was established by Rudy Elder in honor of his wife who was a social worker and worked for a number of local nonprofit organizations. The SWFLCF chose the month of December as the launch date after receiving numerous calls from students who wanted to be able to work on scholarship application submissions during winter break. In 2013, the SWFLCF awarded nearly $450,000 in scholarships. With a streamlined online application process available, students are not required to submit paper applications. For more information about the SWFLCF, call 274-5900 or visit www. Scholarship donor Nip Wilson with last years recipient Catherine Hackler ISLAND SUN BUSINESS NEWSMAKERS Top Associates RE/MAX of the Islands announced that Chuck Bergstrom was its top selling associate for the month of November. Chuck Andrews was the most productive markeing associate for November. Chuck Bergstrom Chuck Andrews New AdministratorPremier Sothebys International Realty announced that Rhonda Rosas has joined the Sothebys team as new office administrator for the Sanibel and Captiva offices. Rosas comes with many years of experience and professionalism in the real estate industry. Rhonda Rosas


28B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 27, 2013 Top College For Teacher EducationEdison State College was recognized as one of the Top Colleges in Florida Shaping the Next Generation for Teacher Education by the Online College Database. This honor recognizes post-secondary institutions in the state that graduated the most education and teaching professionals in 2012. All colleges recognized for this honor had to meet the following criteria: Fully accredited Four-year college Public, private or not-for-profit U.S. college Minimum of 10 graduates from education/teaching program in 2012 We are so proud of our teacher candidates as they go through the School of Education at Edison and then graduate to teach and shape the minds of the children, who are our future leaders, said Dr. Erin Harrel, Dean of the School of Education at Edison State College. We are happy to know that statistically upwards of 80 percent of our teacher candidates are hired within six months of their graduation. Many colleges and universities have tremendous teacher education programs, said Doug Jones, founder of The College Database. But which ones are producing the most young educators today? We wanted to identify the colleges making the largest impact on our students. The College Database is a not-for-profit organization whose goal is to provide free information about education options both locally and nationally to students, parents and other interested parties. The goal is accomplished by making all information and tools on the site free and easily accessible. The College Database has become a leader in providing educational information to libraries, high schools and career centers across the country. To view the full list of college rankings, visit online-colleges-in-florida/#Best-CollegesShaping-the-Next-Generation-Florida. Application Deadline ChangeThe deadline for submitting applications for 2014 Uncommon Friends Foundation scholarships, honoring deserving individuals who have a financial need and the potential to succeed in school, has been changed to January 15. Applications are available now and students in Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Glades, and Hendry counties are eligible to apply. The recipients continued on page 29B Edison State College School of Education faculty and staff Happy New Year! $3,900,000 Sanibel Beachfront ENGEL & VLKERS Isabella Rasi 239-246-4716 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, I am having difficulty teaching my preschool church school students basic social skills. All I want is for them to sit in a circle and listen to me read stories. The children dont respond very well when I ask them to sit and listen. What else can I do? Terrie A., Fort Myers, Florida Terrie, You are in a difficult position. This may be the first preschool experience for many of these children and they may not actually understand what you are asking of them. Since you see these children only once a week at most it may be hard for them to understand your role in their lives and your expectations. You will need to explain and teach them how to behave in your classroom. One technique that you may want to use with these children is behavioral modeling. In social learning theory, behavior modeling is the precise demonstration of a desired behavior. According to this theory, proposed by the famous psychologist, Albert Bandura, we learn not only by doing, but also by watching what others do. Behavioral modeling is a wellaccepted method to help children and adults learn new behaviors. You need only to follow a few steps to implement this type of modeling. First you must find a role model or maybe even a video that demonstrates the exact behaviors that you want your students to emulate. Describe the behavior very specifically to the children as your role model/ video demonstrates it. Make sure that the children pay attention to the model as the behavior is performed. Heres an example of specifically worded directions that might be helpful for you in this situation. I sit on my seat. I look at the teacher. I listen, with my ears. I keep my hands to myself. Allow the children to process and remember the behavior the role model performed. Each child must then perform the behavior individually although you can have the entire group practice at the same time. You should praise the children for performing the behavior, and to reinforce it so that it continues to happen. A great reinforcement idea is to take a picture of each child in the class demonstrating the appropriate behavior and then post the pictures in the classroom as a visual reminder for them. Make sure to practice the behavior sequence each time you begin class. It will help remind the children of your expectations. The children will enjoy receiving the positive reinforcement for their good behavior and should learn the routine quickly. 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.


29B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 27, 2013From page 28BApplicationof the scholarships will be announced on March 26 at the foundations Uncommon Evening, being held this year at Harborside Convention Center in Fort Myers. Since 1998, the foundation has provided scholarships to more than 335 individuals who have demonstrated the personal traits of the five unique men and their wives James D. Newton wrote about in his book, Uncommon Friends. His uncommon friends were Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, Dr. Alexis Carrel, Charles Lindbergh and their wives. Scholarship categories include the following: The Special Recognition scholarship is awarded to an individual who has financial need, the desire and potential to succeed in school, and possesses positive character traits. High Tech Center scholarships provide assistance with tuition, books, and supplies for one term at High Tech Center. There are no age requirements for this scholarship. Florida Prepaid College Foundation scholarships provide scholarships for college tuition and local fees to ninth grade students who contract to succeed in high school, say free of drugs and crime, and fulfill other scholarship conditions. The Boy Scouts of America scholarship helps pay for books for the first semester of college. The Edison College Single Parent scholarship provides assistance to single parents who have overcome extraordinary obstacles in furthering their education and in gaining skills to enter the workforce. The Future Teacher scholarship is awarded to students matriculated in a program leading to a degree in education. The Lee County Bar Association scholarship is for students matriculated in a program leading to a degree in law to assist with the tuition, books, and supplies at any Florida college/university. For more information, call 239-337-9505 or visit www. uncommonfriends,org. Sanibel Team Participates In Mathematics Competition The Sanibel School math team participated in the 11th annual Mathematics competition at Florida Gulf Coast University on December 16. Members are Sam Arensman, Nicky Ashton, Sierra Rainville and Anna Snow. The team received sixth place out of 23 teams in the Algebra I team competition. Other members who participated in the Algebra I individual competition are Jennifer Crown, Hannah Fay, Courtney Maw and JJ Roberts. Members of The Sanibel Schools math team The Sanibel Schools math team relaxes before the competitionWomen, Opportunity And Wealth ProgramThe Sanibel Captiva Trust Company will host a 2014 Womens Series to empower women to be better informed and prepared to handle their finances independently and dynamically. WOW (Women. Opportunity. Wealth.) will include four sessions highlighting various womens issues. It is essential for women to feel confident and secure about making decisions in todays challenging times. WOW is designed to help our clients and friends cut through the clutter and make wise decisions about their personal life, said Executive Vice President Robin L. Cook. The sessions are: January 14 Are There Treasures in Your Attic? February 4 A Practical Primer; Use of Estate Planning Documents February 19 Taking Control of Your Portfolio and Your Returns March 18 Patient Advocacy for Yourself and Loved Ones Interested attendees should contact Frances Steger at 472-8300 or All events begin at 9:30 am. and seating is limited. Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or


30B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 27, 2013 Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, We were invited to the time-share of a delightful retired couple that we have known for only a short time. We knew that they had health problems but did not realize to what extent. They each take numerous tablets and pills by mouth, need inhalators, special creams and lotions, take their blood-sugar readings several times a day, give themselves injections, are watchful of their diets and when they go to bed they are all wired up because they both have sleep apnea. They have so many health problems that urgent care centers refuse to treat them and they must go directly to the hospital emergency room. Unfortunately, by their own admission, many of their conditions were caused by them ignoring their doctors advice and not going for treatment years ago. Please advise your younger readers that the retirement years are fun and much more enjoyable if you have good health. There is a great deal of merit practicing preventive medicine in your own health care. Pricilla Dear Pricilla, Preventive medicine is a new area of specialty, and much is being done to try and prevent the onset of many preventable diseases but few older people seem to be listening. They remember what their doctors told them in the past, for example, Iit doesnt matter what you eat. Now we know better. Retirement can be fun, but being sick is terrible and it is boring listening to many of these older people who do nothing but complain about their aches and pains. Lizzie Dear Pricilla, Preventive medicine, good health habits are so difficult yet so important. It is so much easier, tastier and wicked to give into the here and now to indulge in the immediate and forget the future. With all things, at some point we have to pay for our choices, poor health habits, poor health, poor money management, and money problems. Thank you for the good advice from one who knows. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: I have been feeling more fear lately than usual but I cannot pinpoint why. I have been watching more news lately but I am concerned about the direction things seem to be going. Any way to reduce the fear?A: Listening to newscasts that hype stressful national and international events for ratings only increase the stress (fight or flight) response. Repeated exposure to negativity increases blood pressure and muscle tension. Perhaps you have been absorbing too much negativity by watching a lot of news. Practice learning to unplug. During rush hour commutes as well as the dinner hour, it would be most helpful to make a habit to unplug from the hardcore newscasts that sensationalize fear. If something important occurs, trust that a friend will keep you informed, and enjoy dedicated moments of silence. Briefly unplugging from all technology each day offers a respite to mind, body and spirit. Take time out to relax by doing some deep breathing, guided imagery, or a nice Jacuzzi or bubble bath. Playing soothing music is also a nice remedy to reduce stress and anxiety. 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 Eden Energy MedicineCaring For Our Eyes Windows To The Worldby Karen L. Semmelman, Certified EEM, JD, AAML (03-12)Time to fess up and raise your hand. How many of you do any eye exercises? How many have done eye exercises in the past? Ummmm. That is a pretty poor showing of hands. But no worries start now and make a difference. While teaching a class in Dallas, Texas two weeks ago, one of my students reported that after having done the daily eye exercises for three months, her right eye improved from 20/40 to 20/20. A senior faculty member of EEM reported that after three months of doing the eye exercises, including ones targeted for cataracts, her ophthalmologist reported the cataracts were gone. So, lets learn the eight exercises in the Daily Eye Energy Routine, which takes five minutes or less: 1. Rub eyes when you awaken. When I was a child, we were told to never rub our eyes. In reality, rubbing the eyes, if done gently, engages the Stomach meridian, which has its high tide from 7-9 a.m. Remember that this meridian runs right through the eyes. Palm the eyes and rub the orbits while still in bed. This technique brings fresh healthy energy to the eyes. In Japan, many schools include this exercise as part of the school day, resulting in Japanese children wearing fewer glasses. Rub both hands together and then shake them off. Cup both hands, placing them over the eyes (but not touching the eyes). Cross your little fingers over the third eye (between the eyebrows) while placing your thumbs over your temples. Make sure the fingers extend into the hairline. This posture increases flow into the eyes (the palms of your hands are dispersing energy from their south polarity); the thumbs are on Triple Warmer to calm the body; the crossing of the fingers is located over the Bladder meridian end points and at the point where the energy crosses from the right to the left side of the body and the fingers are at the Liver Neurovascular points (Liver meridian is the primary meridian associated with the eyes). Hold for one to three minutes. It feels juicy doesnt it? Yeah. Ready for Step 2? 2. Rub the orbits around the eyes to simulate flow, balance the brain circuits that receive visual stimuli and reset the muscles of the eye. 3. Be shifty-eyed. Throughout the day move your eyes from close to far, from focus to scanning, keep your head straight while you look all the way to the left, to the right, up and then down. Keep those eyes loose in the head 4. While reading, working on the computer or text messaging, stop for a moment. Rub the orbits of your eyes around the eye sockets, and then palm them (number 2 above) for a minute or so. 5. Wash eye glasses in cold water at least once a day. Did you know glasses collect stale energy, which gets stuck on the glasses and frames themselves? Just by running cold water over the glasses, this stale old energy is moved, enabling your fresh energy to be free to circulate around your eyes without hitting crappy stuff. 6. Figure 8 around your eyes. There are two ways that help. The first is to figure 8 around the eyes like a mask-starting at the inner brow, moving around the top of the eye, around the bottom, back up to the brow on the other eye and repeating the pattern. Use both hands while your eyes are open so it deeply resonates into the brain. The second is to make 8s in and out from in front of the eyes to about 8 inches into your field with the eyes open. Make at least eight to 10 8s both ways. 7. Use good eye support ergonomics. Use good light, sit the correct distance and in proper posture when at the computer, watching TV, reading or driving in the car. Just be mindful. 8. Cover Eyes Exercise. Next week we will learn this exercise which feels so refreshing. There we have it. These exercises enhance your vision, support the eye energies and make you feel better. We only have one set of eyes, so find the time to love those eyes. Be humble, be happy, and be appreciative. If you have a questions for Semmelman, email her at 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. Send your editorial copy


31B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 27, 2013 deaRPharmacistAre Your Meds Making You Sick? by Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: You said that some drugs are related to fluoride and may cause hypothyroidism or other diseases of the reproductive tract. Which medications and why? DL, Fort Lauderdale, Florida Shocking, I know. Some of the most popular medications in the world are fluorinated meaning they were created using a backbone of fluoride, the same fluoride used in toothpaste, insecticides and some supplements. The situation with fluoride is that it competes with iodine in your body. It tricks the cell into thinking it is iodine because it looks similar. Once enough fluorine atoms hook onto your cell, you become iodine deficienct. That could make you thyroid deficient because your thyroid gland cannot produce any thyroid hormone without iodine! Iodine protects your male and female reproductive organs, like your breasts, uterus, ovaries, prostate, testicles and all your private parts. When you take a fluorine-containing drug, I worry that you will become deficient in other minerals, especially iodine. You may become fluoride toxic. Im not saying drugs cause illness in your private parts, though they could, but really, its the drug-mugging effect of fluoride-based medications that could raise risk for iodine deficiency. Chronic fluoride ingestion could spell side-effects, which unfortunately wont get spotted as a side effect, rather they will be diagnosed as some new disease that you dont authentically have. Many practitioners and patients have no idea their medication contains so much fluoriderelated compounds. Im a pro at the drug nutrient depletion effect, what I call drugmugging so I am happy to empower you with this information. You can ask your doctor if you need to continue your medication or if you can switch drugs to something in the same therapeutic category that is not fluorinated. Never suddenly stop taking a medication because some cause dangerous withdrawal reactions, in particular antidepressants. If you have to take your medication, then you can evaluate your iodine status with a 24-hour urine analysis. If its low, you may want to supplement. Now, here are some popular fluorinated drugs: Some statin cholesterol drugs such as atorvastatin (Lipitor), fluvastatin (Lescol) Fluoroquinolone antibiotics such as ciprofloxacin (Cipro) and levofloxacin (Levaquin) are implicated with dangerous floxing; The antidepressants fluoxetine (Prozac), paroxetine (Paxil), citalopram (Celexa) and escitalopram (Lexapro); The popular antifungal fluconazole (Diflucan); Steroids like dexamethasone (Decadron), fluticasone (Flonase) and flunisolide (Nasarel and Nasalide); The medication used for major depression and obsessive compulsive disorder called fluvoxamine (Luvox); The infamous drug midazolam (Versed) which was implicated in the death of pop superstar Michael Jackson. Its commonly used to relieve anxiety and induce drowsiness before surgery. The symptoms of fluoride overload are too numerous to mention here, they include problems with hormones, thyroid, sexual organs, the heart, nervous system and GI tract. Do you think you have fluorine overload or iodine deficiency? Its a possibility if you take a fluorinated drug. If you liked this article please sign up online, for my weekly newsletter because I am constantly writing about drug-mugging and how to protect yourself. This information is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose your condition. Suzy Cohen is the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and is a registered pharmacist. To contact her, visit www. 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. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Medal Of Honor Forever Stamp Sheet ReleasedThe U.S. Postal Service dedicated the World War II Medal of Honor Forever stamps paying tribute on Veterans Day and everyday going forward to the 464 American veterans who received the nations highest military honor for going above and beyond the call of duty during the Second World War. Available as a set of 20 stamps, customers may purchase the Medal of Honor: World War II Prestige Folio Forever stamps at Post Offices nationwide, at, at 800STAMP24 (800-782-6724) or at www. Our challenge as a nation is to never forget the sacrifices all of these individuals made on our behalf, said Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe in dedicating the stamps. We hope these new Medal of Honor Forever stamps will provide everyone with one more way to preserve our veterans stories for future generations. I urge you to use these stamps and mail them around the nation and the world. Save them for your children and grandchildren. Let them serve as small reminders of the giant sacrifices made by the heroes of World War II. Joining Donahoe in dedicating the stamps were World War II Medal of Honor recipients Army Master Sergeant Wilburn Ross of Dupont, Washington; Army Private and retired postal employee George Sakato of Denver, Colorado; widow of Army Second Lieutenant/Senator Daniel Inouye, Irene Hirano Inouye of Honolulu, Hawaii; past President of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society/Marine Corps retired Colonel and Vietnam War Medal of Honor recipient Harvey Barney Barnum; Chairman, Friends of the National World War II Memorial/retired U.S. Army Lieutenant General Claude Mick Kicklighter; Maryland Governor Martin OMalley; and National Park Service National Mall and Memorial Parks Superintendent Robert Vogel. Recounting his experience near heavily defended Hill 617 near Biffontaine, France in October 1944, Sakato recalled saying to himself, What the hell? Why? Sakato continued, When he died, I got so mad, I cried and ran up that hill. I dont know where I got the energy to do that. In his single assault, Sakato killed 12 and personally captured four enemy soldiers. His unit, inspired by his bravery, followed him to capture 34 prisoners. Sakato was recommended for the Medal of Honor but was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross (DSC). Fiftyfive years later, in 2000, his award was upgraded to the Medal of Honor. I didnt think I did the heroics credited to me. I was just mad out of my mind when I charged up the hill. I thought I might die, but I was going to die trying. To be part of this stamp dedication is humbling, said Sakato. I share this honor with all the other brave men and women who sacrificed. That same month, near St. Jacques, France, after his company lost all but three of its men while fighting a company of elite German mountain troops, Wilburn Ross positioned his light machine gun in front of his riflemen and began firing to absorb the enemys attack. He killed or wounded 58 Germans in more than five hours of continuous combat and saved the surviving remnants of his company. He remained at his post for 36 hours. I did what I was supposed to do without thinking, the soft-spoken Ross said. I didnt think much about what the medal meant to me then, but now it means a lot. Im grateful to be associated with members of the Medal of Honor Society. They are all selfless individuals who serve as role models to the community. These stamps will help tell their story. Customers may view the World War II Medal of Honor Forever stamps Prestige Folio, as well as many of this years other stamps, on Facebook at, on Twitter@USPSstamps or online at www. From page 25BBeach MuralJohn Grey said, The Community House is a part of Sanibels history, and it serves an important purpose for our town. 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, and watch the artist at work. Christine Moore, the artist who worked with Grey to create the mural design, said, 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. The 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. Everyone should stop down and see the scene develop. Tom Sharbaugh, President of Sanibel Community Association, which operates The Community House, 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. Read us online at


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36B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 27, 2013 REAL ESTATEW 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 SERVICES OFFEREDHELLES CLEANING SERVICESResidential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047NS 1/4 PC TFN SANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971RS 1/4 BM 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 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.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 RENTALROGER NODRUFF ELECTRICLic# EC12002788. Call Roger 239-707-7203. Aqualink Motor Controls. Of ce & Store Maint. 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Annual only. 239851-4921 or 239-454-3252NS 11/22 CC TFN CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON LONG TERM RENTAL3/2.5 Piling Home. West End. Walk to beach and Captiva bridge. Hardwood,Granite,Boat Ramp. Unfurnished. $1,800 plus. 954-338-1044.NS 12/27 CC 1/3


37B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 27, 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 1-866-440-3280RS 12/6 CC 2/28 NURSERY ATTENDANT Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ seeks paid part-time Sunday Nursery Attendant for year round on Sunday mornings for infant-4 year olds. Background check and references required. 2-3 years teaching experience preferred. We are a theologically diverse congregation. For more information contact 472-0497.NS 10/11 CC TFN HELP WANTED3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Fl Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1 Fax: 239-472-2334 www.crowclinic.orgHELP US PLEASE!!We need volunteers for: Clinic emergency patient admissions desk and baby animal feeders Visitor education center greeters and gift shop cashiers CROW (239) 472-3644, ext. 231 or RS 1/4 NC TFN 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 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 FULL TIME DIRECTOR OF MUSICSaint Isabel Parish in Sanibel Florida seeks full-time Director of Music. The position is responsible for providing music planning, organ/piano accompaniment, cantor when necessary for all weekend and Seasonal Masses, as well as weddings and funerals. Requirements include: Knowledge of Catholic liturgy and tradition, experience in instrumentation and music composition, ability to recruit, train, and support a choir. Please send resumes and letter of interest to: or Saint Isabel Catholic Church, 3599 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, FL 33957.NS 11/8 CC TFN HELP WANTEDVOLUNTEERS 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 WANTEDADMINISTRATIVEWe are currently seeking an experienced, dependable administrative person for our Captiva of ce location. The ideal candidate must: Have a high school diploma, some college preferred Have excellent phone, communication and interpersonal skills Have the ability to learn new procedures and manage systems. Have strong computer skills and knowledge of PC operations, Windows, MS Of ce Have good problem solving skills Manage time effectively Be a self-starter able to begin and complete tasks without supervision Pay close attention to detail Have a willingness to learn and adapt to change Be able to thrive in a deadline oriented environment ** Must be willing to work on Captiva Island ** F/T position Quali ed applicants please respond by emailing your resume with cover letter to NS 12/27 CC 1/3 BIG CLEARANCE SALE2431 Periwinkle Way www.SanibelSeaLifeGallery.comRS 12/27 CC TFN BUY SELL TRADE HELP WANTEDSales oor position for outgoing individual with interest in cycling. Assist customers with bike/accessory purchases, repair tickets, Segway tour reservations. Detail oriented multi-tasker. Billys Bike Shop, 1509 Periwinkle Way. 239-472-3620 NS 12/27 CC 1/3 Landing a big sh from the beach can be hard on the sh. Dragging a sh up onto the sand if youre going to release it is not an option as it usually damages or kills the sh. Hold the sh in the water while you unhook it if youre going to release it. The less you can touch a sh before release the better for the sh. If you want a picture with the sh, support it as you lift it out of the water and do it quickly. Before releasing, revive the sh while holding it in the water; moving it slowly back and forth so water goes over its gills. The sh will let you know when its ready to swim off. Florida just recently changed the regulations on shing from shore. Florida residents as well as out of state visitors need a shing license to sh from shore. Shore Fishing:Don't Harm The Fishby Capt. Matt Mitchell


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 27, 2013 Pets Of The Week Hi, my name is Benny and I am a twoyear-old brown male hound mix. Comments: I have a heart that is as big as the sky and Im just waiting to share all that love with a new family. Adoption fee: $20 to $50 off the regular adoption fee of $75 when you draw a discount coupon from Animal Services Holiday Stocking! Im Daisy, a domestic female calico short haired cat, two years old. Comments: Ive been waiting for months to find my forever home. Im a beautiful girl and you could make my dream come true by giving me a home before the holidays. Adoption fee: $20 to $50 off the regular adoption fee of $50 when you draw a discount coupon from Animal Services Holiday Stocking! For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office, off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee, and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500. Daisy ID# 574377 Benny ID# 579433 photos by PAWSMeet Mindy Muffin, a young, female, spayed cat, is in need of a forever home. She was found in a parking lot living in the wheel well of a car, but its believed she once belonged to someone because she is a friendly little girl. She has been vet-checked and is healthy and has had all her shots. She is currently being boarded at the vets office and is ready to get out of her cage and into your home. According to the staff at the vets office, she is quite a sweetie and will make a great pet. PAWS named her Mindy and the vets staff named her Muffin, hence the name. Call Pam at PAWS of Sanibel at 472-4823 for more information about adopting Mindy Muffin. Mindy Muffin Read us online at




Mary Cell: 239.839.3633 Fred Cell: 239.281.5356 See us on Facebook at See us on Facebook at Fred Bondurant Fred Bondurant 239-281-5356 239-281-5356 Mary Bondurant Mary Bondurant 239-839-3633 239-839-3633 A Tranquil Paradise A Tranquil Paradise Stunning Florida Style 3 bedroom, 3 bath home in desirable neighborhood of Stunning Florida Style 3 bedroom, 3 bath home in desirable neighborhood of Sea Oats. Enter into a bright and airy Great room with a replace, wet bar and Sea Oats. Enter into a bright and airy Great room with a replace, wet bar and three French doors that lead to a glass and screen enclosed porch overlooking three French doors that lead to a glass and screen enclosed porch overlooking a beautiful pool and lush landscaping. Other features include bay windows, a beautiful pool and lush landscaping. Other features include bay windows, central vac, beautiful cabinetry throughout and a two car garage with loads central vac, beautiful cabinetry throughout and a two car garage with loads of storage space. Near beach. A beautiful and tranquil paradise! of storage space. Near beach. A beautiful and tranquil paradise! 475 Sea Oats Drive. 475 Sea Oats Drive. O ered at $875,000 O ered at $875,000 Sweeping Lake & Golf Course View Sweeping Lake & Golf Course View Spectacular lake & golf course views from this ground level 2 bedroom, 2 bath pool Spectacular lake & golf course views from this ground level 2 bedroom, 2 bath pool home. Walk into this inviting home and observe the sweeping lake view from the home. Walk into this inviting home and observe the sweeping lake view from the living area, kitchen and lanai. Of course the lanai, just o the family room, kitchen living area, kitchen and lanai. Of course the lanai, just o the family room, kitchen and living room, a ords extra living space for your enjoyment. Great location for bird and living room, a ords extra living space for your enjoyment. Great location for bird watching or watching a birdie on the Dunes golf course. Dunes club membership is watching or watching a birdie on the Dunes golf course. Dunes club membership is optional. Dunes homeowners have a deeded beach path. optional. Dunes homeowners have a deeded beach path. 1481 Sand Castle Rd. 1481 Sand Castle Rd. O ered at $575,000 O ered at $575,000 Immaculate East End Canal Home Immaculate East End Canal Home Magni cent Canal View in the desirable neighborhood of Shell Harbor. With Magni cent Canal View in the desirable neighborhood of Shell Harbor. With 3 bedrooms plus a den/o ce and 2.5 baths this home has a wonderful ow. 3 bedrooms plus a den/o ce and 2.5 baths this home has a wonderful ow. Enter through the outdoor atrium into this immaculate home with canal Enter through the outdoor atrium into this immaculate home with canal views. Other features include screen enclosed pool/lanai area with a hot tub, views. Other features include screen enclosed pool/lanai area with a hot tub, replace in the family room, boat dock & lift and a deck o of the Master replace in the family room, boat dock & lift and a deck o of the Master Bedroom suite. Deeded beach access. Enjoy quiet East End living with easy Bedroom suite. Deeded beach access. Enjoy quiet East End living with easy access on and o the island. access on and o the island. 1001 Kings Crown. 1001 Kings Crown. O ered at $997,000 O ered at $997,000 Darling Island Retreat Darling Island Retreat This two bedroom, one bath home is situated along the Sanibel River with a This two bedroom, one bath home is situated along the Sanibel River with a full wrap around porch, perfect for relaxing and watching wildlife. The bright full wrap around porch, perfect for relaxing and watching wildlife. The bright living room/kitchen features a vaulted wood ceiling, tiled oors living room/kitchen features a vaulted wood ceiling, tiled oors and a spiral staircase leading to a loft, perfect for an o ce or artist studio. and a spiral staircase leading to a loft, perfect for an o ce or artist studio. Included is a double car garage and loads of lush landscaping for a very Included is a double car garage and loads of lush landscaping for a very private feeling. private feeling. 724 Rabbit Road. 724 Rabbit Road. O ered at $495,000 O ered at $495,000 Location is Everything Location is Everything Beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 bath home situated on a quiet cul-de-sac in the Dunes Golf and Tennis Community. This Beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 bath home situated on a quiet cul-de-sac in the Dunes Golf and Tennis Community. This home features tiled ooring and the large living/dining room is enhanced by a stunning wood, tongue and home features tiled ooring and the large living/dining room is enhanced by a stunning wood, tongue and groove vaulted ceiling. Sliding glass doors open on to a glass and screen enclosed porch overlooking the pool groove vaulted ceiling. Sliding glass doors open on to a glass and screen enclosed porch overlooking the pool with a sweeping golf and water view. This home also o ers a permitted, private guest suite with bath just o the with a sweeping golf and water view. This home also o ers a permitted, private guest suite with bath just o the pool. This is de nitely a must see! pool. This is de nitely a must see! 1182 Kittiwake Circle. 1182 Kittiwake Circle. O ered at 745,000 O ered at 745,000 NEW LISTING NEW LISTING Dunes Community Dunes Community Nicely Upgraded Immaculate 2BD/2BA home in the Dunes Golf and Tennis Community. This home features an Nicely Upgraded Immaculate 2BD/2BA home in the Dunes Golf and Tennis Community. This home features an open oor plan, the living room features a stone replace, gorgeous wood oors and a vaulted ceiling with wood open oor plan, the living room features a stone replace, gorgeous wood oors and a vaulted ceiling with wood beams. The tiled kitchen has new cabinets with lovely quartz countertops and the dining room sliding glass doors beams. The tiled kitchen has new cabinets with lovely quartz countertops and the dining room sliding glass doors open to a porch overlooking the private/screened pool. The master bedroom includes an extra large 10X6 walk-in open to a porch overlooking the private/screened pool. The master bedroom includes an extra large 10X6 walk-in closet and a separate private screened porch with a view of the beautiful land-scaping. closet and a separate private screened porch with a view of the beautiful land-scaping. 1076 Sand Castle. 1076 Sand Castle. O ered at $620,000 O ered at $620,000 JOHN R WOOD ISLAND REAL ESTATE, INC A heartfelt thank you to all our clients and friends. A heartfelt thank you to all our clients and friends. We wish you a safe and happy Holiday Season! We wish you a safe and happy Holiday Season! Adorable Island Home in the Dunes Community Adorable Island Home in the Dunes Community Bright open oor plan in this Dunes 3BR 2BA home which lends itself to Bright open oor plan in this Dunes 3BR 2BA home which lends itself to beautiful architectural design. The vaulted ceilings in the living space & beautiful architectural design. The vaulted ceilings in the living space & decking o all bedrooms and open kitchen add an open airy feel. Close to San decking o all bedrooms and open kitchen add an open airy feel. Close to San Carlos Bay at Bailey Rd for shing, kayaking or sunning. Only a few homes Carlos Bay at Bailey Rd for shing, kayaking or sunning. Only a few homes away from the Dunes Clubhouse. The best priced 3BR/2BA home in this away from the Dunes Clubhouse. The best priced 3BR/2BA home in this community! community! 970 Sand Castle Rd 970 Sand Castle Rd . O ered at $540,000 O ered at $540,000 Panoramic Views Dunes Duplex Panoramic Views Dunes Duplex Relax and enjoy the beautiful views from the 3/2.5 duplex on the 18th Relax and enjoy the beautiful views from the 3/2.5 duplex on the 18th fairway of the Dunes golf course. This bright and airy duplex o ers a master fairway of the Dunes golf course. This bright and airy duplex o ers a master suite on the rst living level plus a half bath. Your guests are accommodated suite on the rst living level plus a half bath. Your guests are accommodated on the second level where they can enjoy their own space. Enjoy your evening on the second level where they can enjoy their own space. Enjoy your evening on the screened in lanai and watch the sunset skies. on the screened in lanai and watch the sunset skies. 1645 Sand Castle. 1645 Sand Castle.O ered at $439,000 UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT40B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 27, 2013