Island sun


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Island sun
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Island sun (Sanibel, Fla.)
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Lorin Visek & Ken Rasi
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Vol. 1, no. 1 (July 2, 1993)-
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JANUARY SUNRISE/SUNSET: 7:17 5:48 7:17 5:49 7:17 5:50 7:18 5:51 7:18 5:51 7:18 5:52 7:18 5:53 VOL. 21, NO. 28 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA JANUARY 3, 2014 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands Read Us Online at Island Jazz Is Back At BIG ARTSAfter a popular 2013 season, Island Jazz will kick off its 9th season of free Sunday concerts at 3 p.m. on January 5 in BIG ARTS Boler Garden. Tom Cooley, Island Jazz manager and drummer, said there was a record number of attendance last season and he is looking forward to reuniting with the group once again. In addition to Cooley, Island Jazz features Harry Reiner on trumpet, Gene Federico on vocals and guitar, Louis Pradt on clarinet, Babe VanDeVelde on saxophone, Bill Johns on bass and Charlie Winkler on keyboard. Sally-Jane Heit frequently appears continued on page 26 Island Jazz at BIG ARTS Boler Garden Mentalmania Dinner Performance Coming To The Community HouseThe Community House presents an entertaining dinner show with Mark Stone. Stones Mentalmania is the funniest mindreading and ESP show in America today. Stone never fails to astound audience members and see with his fingertips while blindfolded. He leaves audiences shaking their heads in disbelief when he demonstrates super memory, clairvoyance and telekinesis. He amazed Johnny Carson, Oprah Winfrey and Regis Philbin when he appeared on their TV shows. Not only does Stone amaze everyone with his uncanny abilities, but he keeps the audience laughing throughout the show. Sanibel Design Center and Dan Hahn Custom Builders are sponsoring this event. The show is on Friday, January 17 at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way. Festivities start at 6 p.m. Check-in and cocktails will be from 6 to 6:30 p.m., dinner buffet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., after which the show begins. Tickets for SCA members are $50 and guests are $60. Payment is required at the time of reservation, with a five-day cancellation policy. Call The Community House at 472-2155 to make reservations. Cocktails are available by donation. For more information on this or other SCA-sponsored events, visit or call 472-2155. Mark Stone Rotary Club Presents A Night With Pianist Francesco AttestiThe Rotary Club of Sanibel-Captiva will present a night with world famous pianist Francesco Attesti, as a fundraiser for Gift of Life International on Thursday, January 16 at The Heights Cultural Arts Center. The evening will begin with hors doeuvres and a cash bar at 6 p.m., followed by a Gift of Life presentation. The piano concert will begin at 7:15 p.m. The cost is $50 per person Gift of Life coordinates with doctors, hospitals and Rotary clubs around the world in identifying children in need of heart surgery and then matches them with hospitals and volunteer medical teams mainly in the United States where these vital life-saving surgeries are performed. Rotary fundraisers and donations provide the families of these children with transportation, housing and per diem expense monies so that they may accompany their child on these remarkable journeys. To date, Gift of Life programs around the world have provided life-saving heart surgery to more than 16,000 children. 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. He began practicing the piano at the age of six and gave his first concert at 11, performing a transcription of the Toccata and Fugue in D Minor by J S Bach. When Attesti was 16, he met Sergio Perticaroli who, impressed by the youths capabilities at the piano, invited him to attend the Summer Masterclass at the continued on page 26 Francesco Attesti Gift Of Life operating room Pianist Francesco Attesti


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 3, 20142 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 Facebook FunFest Whitney 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 IslandsMentalist Dinner ShowJanuary 17 $50/member; $60/guest 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 amPaint Your PetJan. 14, 3:30pm $40/member; $45 guestsEtched GlassJan. 21 2pm $25/member; $30/guestOptimize Your HealthJan. 15 1-3pm Public Service Energy WorkshopPainting with SissiTuesday 10 amSanctioned Duplicate BridgeTuesday at 1 pm; $8YogaMon & Thurs 8:30 a.m; $15ZumbaTues & Thurs 10 am; $15 FISH Celebrates 32 Years Of Service submitted by Maggie Goldsmith, Director of Operations, FISH of Sanibel-Captiva, Inc. Dr. and Mrs. Trump Bradley; General and Mrs. John Weinzettle; Mr. and Mrs. Abe Lerner; Reverend and Mrs. Dick Stein those are the founders of FISH. It is to these dedicated and concerned individuals that the communities of Sanibel and Captiva owe thanks. FISH of Sanibel was first organized in December, 1981 as these individuals began to explore measures to help with the needs of their neighbors. Friends and neighbors needed help getting to doctors appointments, shopping and preparing meals. That is what made the founders realize an organization of Friends In Service Here (FISH) should be established. A 24-hour-a-day answering service was essential and the Sanibel Police Department allowed the police dispatcher to pick up the calls for FISH. Soon, volunteers were recruited and communication about FISH began. Posters were placed in retail windows, fliers were left on restaurant counters, and the island newspapers published information about FISH. FISH went into action on March 23, 1982 as a non-religious, nonsectarian group of neighbors helping neighbors. By April 15, 1982, Articles of Association were adopted and on September 24, 1982, FISH received its tax-exempt status. FISH was becoming known throughout the island community as a not-for-profit association of volunteers, organized to make assistance available to those requesting help. The range of FISH services began with needs perceived as most critical: non-emergency transportation to dentist, doctor, hospital, or treatment centers; temporary loan of health equipment; meal delivery; home visitation; telephone reassurance contact; and support groups. FISH operates solely on the generosity of others who give their time, resources, talents and monetary donations. Donations are used for the many needs of island neighbors and for FISH program expenses. Every donor no matter the level of wealth becomes a catalyst that affects positive change within our island community. Name Change For FISH Of Sanibel On January 1, FISH (Friends In Service Here) officially became FISH of Sanibel-Captiva, Inc. FISH will continue to provide the same services that they have in the past, with the objective of making a social investment in the community that assists neighbors to live independently and with dignity in their homes. FISH of Sanibel-Captiva, Inc. is a non-profit, staffed by more than 200 volunteers, assisting Sanibel and Captiva islanders and visitors with a wide range of services. For more than 30 years, FISH has been a neighbors helping neighbors organization offering a wide range of human services including: Daily hot meals program Emergency financial assistance Food pantry In-home visitation Health care referral service Person-to-person telephone calls Non-emergency transport on and off the Island Temporary loan of health equipment Hurricane preparedness information FISH relies on community support to fund all programs and accepts unopened, unexpired food items which are delivered directly to island families in need. FISH of Sanibel-Captiva, Inc. is an equal opportunity provider. For more information, visit FISH January Workshops FISH of Sanibel-Captiva, Inc. is offering the following complimentary workshops: Mom and Toddlers Group Open to All Islanders Monday, January 13 and January 27 from 10 to 11 a.m. The Island Moms Group will meet at the FISH Walk-In Center. All island moms with children aged birth through five years are welcome, either alone or with their children. It is a time for learning, and sharing with other moms and their children. This group is sponsored by FISH, Healthy Start of Lee County and the United Way of Lee County. Empowering Women Group Tuesday, January 14 from 10 to 11 a.m. The group will meet at the FISH Walk-In Center to provide a source of support for women. All island women are invited to attend and explore topics related to personal empowerment. FISH Lunch with Friendly Faces Tuesday, January 14 at 11:30 a.m. FISH staff, volunteers, board members and clients are invited to the monthly Friendly Faces lunch at George & Wendys Seafood Grille, Periwinkle Way and Tarpon Bay Road. The cost is $8 per person, all inclusive. VITA Tax Preparation Friday, January 31 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. VITA will offer tax preparation at the FISH Walk-In Center. The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program offers free tax assistance for qualified taxpayers. Households who make $58,000 or less and need assistance in preparing their tax returns qualify for the program. Certified trained volunteers provide basic income tax return preparation to individuals in the community. They can inform taxpayers about special tax credits for which they may be eligible such as earned income tax credit, child tax credit, and credit for elderly or the disabled. Appointments are required and can be made by calling Christine at 472-4775. Other dates will be available throughout the tax season. Thank you, thank you dear Kiwanis for once again spreading happiness across Sanibel with your beautiful, gracious Santa Clauses delivering from so many to so many more, year after year. Love, Betty Barrus Betty Barrus gets a hug from Santa CARD OF THANKS Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email


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ISLAND SUN JANUARY 3, 20144 Island Seniors, Inc. At The Center 4 LifeCheck 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. Cost is $60 per session for members and $90 for non-members. 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. 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 WP 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 WP Franklin Lock and Dam off SR 80 in Olga and returning by 3:30 p.m. Cost is $35 for members, $40 for non-members. Tuesday 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 information on programs or on becoming a member of Island Seniors, contact the Center 4 Life at 472-5743 or stop by 2401 Library Way. Sanibel Antique Shows2014 Show Date January 11th & 12thSbCtnnfrbHt2173 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, Florida 33957 Hours: Saturday 10am 5pm Sunday 11am 5pmTwo days of shopping fun for $6.00. Please bring this ad to receive $1.00 o admission.There will be a silver appraisal service both days. Proceeds donated to the Sanibel Community House. There will also be two $25.00 gift certificates drawn each day. An antiquing adventure in paradise.Renate B. Taylor Promoter P.O. Box 50880 Fort Myers, FL 33994 MUSIC LESSONSJennifer ValiquettePrivate Instruction on Piano, Saxophone, & Flute Sanibel and Fort MyersPhone: 239-989-7799 Web:


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ISLAND SUN JANUARY 3, 20146 Mini Golf, A Holiday Traditionby Jeff LysiakThe Sanibel Community Associations 19th annual Holiday Mini Golf, held from December 26 to 29 at The Community House, has become a tradition of sorts for several families, who took in a couple of rounds the day after Christmas. Weve been coming here for a number of years, said Roger Pinnicks, a close friend of one of the event sponsors, Kennedy Construction. We always come out as a family to play. Along with Pinnick and his wife, Sandy, his golf group included Max, Brooke and McKenna Adams, D.B. Lowden, Julie DeBord and Elise Kennedy. I like the holes that are really challenging, said Kennedy, who had her likeness included on a dummy standing alongside one of the holes. The four-day indoor sport raises funds to support The Community House. Following each round of golf, participants tallied their scores while snacking on a free bag of popcorn. I think the toughest hole was the one with the snake, added Chas LaSata, who shot an incredible round of 36 last Thursday afternoon. I couldnt figure out whether I should hit the ball hard or not but it was fun, he said D.B. Lowden lines up his shot at the Sanibel Community Associations 19th annual Holiday Mini Golf, held from December 26 to 29 at The Community House photos by Jeff Lysiak Sarah LaSata hits a steady shot Eileen Spiegel gets ready to putt 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. Available at:Sanibel Art & Frame 630 Tarpon Rd. Sanibel 395-1350 Two Islands Gallery Chadwicks Square Captiva 472-7633www.ikkimatsumoto.comIkki Matsumoto Prints & PostersFancy-Footed Booby IS Island Graphics of Sanibel LLC, 2011 Show your colors!This bumper sticker has a green color to emphasize that almost 70% of Sanibel is in conservation land and a whimsical heart to signify our island lifestyle. The peel o back has information about Sanibel that you may not know.They are available at: Baileys General Store Jerrys Foods MacIntosh Books Suncatchers Dream Traders Tuttles Sea Horse Shop


7 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 3, 2014 After finishing their round of mini golf, Max Adams, D.B. Lowden, McKenna Adams, Roger Pinnicks, Elise Kennedy, Sandy Pinnicks, Julie DeBord and Brooke Adams munch on popcorn Kiwanian Allan Marcus with mini golf participant Chas LaSata Brooke Adams prepares to putt as sister McKenna Adams looks on Annie ONeill, left, from Chicago, and Julia Spiegel from Benton Harbor, Michigan play some mini golf the day after Christmas ONSHOP ANIBEL SHOP WELLTahitian Gardens1975-2019 Periwinkle WayThe Village Shops2340 Periwinkle WayOlde Sanibel Shoppes630 Tarpon Bay RoadTown Center2496 Palm Ridge Road Retail Hours: 10 a.m 5 p.m. Daily Services: By Appointment Restaurant Hours: Cafes open 7:30 a.m. SHOP WELL For Up-To-Date Store O ers and Merchandise Visit: Jan. 11 Pet Adoptions @ Tahitian GardensJan 17-19Orchid/Bromeliad Show @ The Village ShopsJan 17-19 Sidewalk Sales All Centers


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 3, 20148 Miss Kasey Cameron Harrell and Mr. Brendan Lee Albright were united in marriage on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at The Sanctuary Golf Club on Sanibel Island. The bride is the daughter of Steve Harrell and Toby Tolp of Sanibel. The groom is the son of Karen Golembe of Pompano Beach and Mark Albright of Fort Lauderdale. The bride is a graduate of The Sanibel School, Fort Myers High School and the University of Central Florida and is a realtor with John Naumann & Associates on Sanibel. The groom is a graduate of Westminster Academy and the University of Central Florida and is employed with South Seas Island Resort on Captiva. They live in Fort Myers. WEDDING Kasey and Brendan Lee Piano Concert At Sanibel ChurchDr. Jim Hendricks will be performing at Sanibel Community Church on Sunday, January 5 at 6 p.m. He intrigued musicians and family members as a child with the ability to play anything he heard on records and memorize any printed music that came across the piano. He continued intensive musical studies and was considered a professional as a teenager. While on tour with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Hendricks said he realized he was not using his talents for Gods glory. Since he had been a dedicated Christian for many years, he knew it was time to leave the secular music world and follow Gods calling into Christian ministry. A love offering will be received for Dr. Hendricks. The caf will be open prior to the concert. Island Resident To Share Holocaust ExperienceOn January 10 at 2 p.m., Sanibel resident Steen Metz will tell the story of his childhood in Denmark during the Nazi occupation and his familys imprisonment in the Theresienstadt concentration camp during a program at the Sanibel Public Library. 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. Dr. Jim Hendricks Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2014 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 JANUARY 3, 201410 Churches/ TemplesANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH: 8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers Rev. Dr. Elias Bouboutsis Orthros Service Sunday 9 a.m. Divine Liturgy Sunday 10 a.m. Fellowship Programs, Greek School, Sunday School, Bible Study, 481-2099 BAT YAM-TEMPLE OF THE ISLANDS: The Reform Congregation of Bat Yam Temple of the Islands meets for Friday night services at 8 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the United Congregational Church 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel For more information call 239-472-5317 or email CAPTIVA CHAPEL BY THE SEA: The Rev. George E. Morris Services every Sunday 11 a.m. November 10, 2013 thru April 27, 2014 11580 Chapin Lane on Captiva. 472-1646. FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST: 2950 West Gulf Dr., Sunday 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School 10:30 a.m., Wednesday evening meeting 7:30 p.m.; Reading room open, Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (November through March), Friday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (summer hours). 472-8684. NEW SANIBEL CHURCH, SBC Join us for worship Sunday mornings in the Sandpiper Room of The Sundial Beach Resort Hotel. 9 a.m. Bible Fellowship and 10 a.m. Worship. For information call 239671-5502. SANIBEL COMMUNITY CHURCH 1740 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, 472-2684 Dr. Daryl Donovan, Senior Pastor Sunday Worship Hours:8 a.m. Traditional Service with Communion9 a.m. Contemporary Service with Kids Church10:45 a.m. Adult and Youth Sunday School classes; 11 a.m. Traditional Service with Choir. Childcare available at all services. SANIBEL CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST: 2050 Periwinkle Way 472-0497 The Rev. Dr. John H. Danner, Sr. Pastor. The Rev. Deborah Kunkel, Associate Pastor Sunday Worship Services: 7:45 a.m. Chapel Serivce, 9 and 11 a.m. Full Service, with Sunday School and Nursery Care provided. Elevator access. ST. ISABEL CATHOLIC CHURCH: 3559 San-Cap Rd., 472-2763 Pastor: Rev. Christopher Senk, Saturday Vigil Mass 5 p.m. Sunday Masses 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Daily Mass Wed., Thurs., Fri. 8:30 a.m. Communion Service Mon. and Tues. 8:30 a.m. Holy Days call. ST. MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS EPISCOPAL CHURCH: 2304 Periwinkle Way Rev. Dr. Ellen Sloan, Rector Saturday Eucharist 5 p.m. Sunday Eucharist 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Tuesday Morning Prayer 9 a.m. Wednesday Healing Eucharist 9 a.m. 1st Wednesday of the month 6 p.m. service followed by Potluck Supper. For more information call: 472-2173 or UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISTS OF THE ISLANDS: Meets on the first Sunday of each month from December through April at the Sanibel Congregational Church, 2050 Periwinkle Way at 5 p.m. A pot luck is held at a members home on the third Sunday of each month. For more information call 433-4901 or email VIVIAN LUISE STIDHAMVivian Luise Stidham, resident of Sanibel since 1975, went to her eternal home to be with her Savior and Comforter on Saturday, December 21, 2013. She was 90 years old and still looking to make it to 100. She was married for 71 years to Raymond Stidham, who is still with his family on Sanibel. Luise was born in Insko, Kentucky, in 1922. She and Ray were married on September 12, 1942 in Bonham, Texas, where Ray was in Cadet School, U.S. Army Air Corps. Later, Luise joined the WACs and was stationed at West Palm Beach, Florida, even learning to fly, as well. She graduated from business college and later worked many years as a manager at 7-Eleven, including the original Sanibel 7-Eleven store. Luise loved spending time at the beach and traveling, especially on the Blue Ridge Parkway in the North Carolina mountains. She also thoroughly enjoyed fellowship within two church families, Pleasant Gap Baptist Church in Burnsville, North Carolina, and Southwest Baptist Church in Fort Myers. Right up until her recent sudden illness, Luise was extremely independent, enjoying the beach, getting together with family and friends, and driving herself wherever she needed to go. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and dear friend, and best friend to her daughter, Gretchen. Luise will be forever missed, but we know she is in a better place, and she is happy. She is survived by her husband Ray; daughter Gretchen; son-in-law Armin; grandson Byron; Judy Regner and Chester Podgorny of Fort Myers; and many other extended family and close, dear friends. Luise wished for any contributions in her memory to be made to Southwest Baptist Church, 16940 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL 33908, or to Hope Hospice House, 9470 Health Park Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908. OBITUARY 2014 Island Bible StudyAn Eight-week Bible Study onFirst PeterMonday Nights, January 13 March 3, 2014 7:00 8:30 p.m. At Sanibel Community Church1740 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island How can a follower of the Lord Jesus make it to the end? is little letter was written to provide answers... and hope.Please contact Dave and Jinny Kelby (239-472-2432 or 715-222-7130) or Jack and Sonya May (239-579-0749 or 303-888-0707) to be a part of this exciting study. 1628 Periwinkle Way 472-2893 Heart of the Islands, SanibelOpen Daily at 10am D aily at 10a m e m Tropical Fabrics Tropical Fabrics Novelty Yarn Novelty Yarn Quilting Quilting Notions Notions Beads Beads Scrapbook Papers Scrapbook Papers Childrens Crafts Childrens Crafts Art Supplies Art Supplies Shell Crafts Shell Crafts Gifts Gifts Find us on Ask about our Sewing Machine Rental Program! Ask about our Sewing Machine Rental Program! RONALD STEPHEN URKOVICHRonald Stephen Urkovich, 71, of Sanibel Island, died on Saturday, December 21 surrounded by his wife arid children. Ron was born on November 7, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois. He is survived by his mother, Grace Urkovich, currently of Dallas, Texas, his loving wife of 34 years, Sandra; children, Katherine Schindler (Rich), Marisa Urkovich, and Mark Urkovich; Stepchildren Daniel Rateike, and Deborah Finn; grandchildren J.P., Tommy, Jack, Michael, Emma, Sarah, Ava, Owen, and Eli; sister Judy Golden (Raymond) and nephews Tim Golden (Jacqueline), and Jeff Golden (Ruth). Ron was born, and spent most of his life, in the Chicagoland area. He practiced family law in Wheeling, Illinois, until he and Sandy relocated to their favorite vacation spot, Sanibel Island, in 1997. He continued to practice law on Sanibel Island until his passing. Ron was a respected member of the Sanibel community, and was recognized as an avid supporter of animal protection. He was a dedicated family man known for his kindness, generosity and heartwarming smile. A memorial service will be planned in the future. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Animal Rescue Corps at OBITUARY Five Wishes ProgramThe Five Wishes program is being presented at Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ on Wednesday, January 8 at noon in Fellowship Hall. Bring a bag lunch; beverages will be provided. Five Wishes is a comprehensive program that gives a format for discussing your end-of-life wishes and then records them in a legal document. The booklet will be available free of charge. Your Living Will and Durable Power of Attorney will be discussed along with wishes for the way you want to be treated and what you want your loved ones to know. For reservations, call 472-0497. Read us online at


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ISLAND SUN JANUARY 3, 201412 Theological Studies At Local ChurchSanibel Congregational United Church of Christ will be hosting a three-week course, entitled Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs on Wednesdays, January 15, 22 and 29. Identical sessions will be offered at 10 a.m. and 7p.m. The course will trace the development of liturgical music in the Jewish and Christian traditions over the centuries. The course will be cotaught by the Rev. Dr. John H. Danner and Dr. Douglas Renfroe. Dr. Renfroe, an internationally known musician, resides in Fort Myers. He has been cantor and music director at Temple Bat Yam on Sanibel since 2001, director of music and fine arts at Beach United Methodist Church on Fort Myers Beach since 2008, served as artistic director of Moorings Capital Opera in Naples, and was adjunct professor and director of choral and vocal activities at Edison College. He is in demand as a soloist throughout the United States and Canada, and is listed in the 1980 edition of Outstanding Young Men in America and the 2004 edition of Whos Who in America for his achievements in the performing arts. In 2004, he received an honorary doctorate from University of California. Dr. Danner lives on Sanibel and serves as the senior pastor of the host church. His PhD in religious studies (Church History) is from Boston University. He also studied voice under Barbara McClosky at Bradford College. Dr. Danner has contributed materials to two collections of liturgical resources; Touch Holiness and the recently published From the Psalms to the Cloud. Abbey Allison, pianist, will assist in presenting the course. The public is invited. The church is located at 2050 Periwinkle Way. For more information, visit the church website at, or call 472-0497. Paintings On Display At St. Michaels ChurchA collection of paintings, entitled Vintage Florida, by Sanibel artist Myra Roberts will be featured in the gallery of St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church during the month of January. Roberts nostalgic vintage style paintings are in private and public collections throughout the United States and Europe. Her paintings and greeting cards are in numerous galleries and shops on Sanibel. The Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of Commerce has used Roberts paintings on the cover of the visitors guide for the past four years. Roberts says that living on Sanibel, she is constantly inspired by the wildlife, beach beauties and the joys that island living brings. Sanibel is also rich in historical places and people that she loves to depict in her paintings. Roberts has used many of these sources in her current exhibition. Her painting entitled Three Flamingos was inspired by a 1940s Florida shirt while Sanibel Schnauser is a portrait of Duncan, the schnauzer who loves boat rides, commissioned by the Frankwich family, who lived on Captiva for 35 years. Roberts has also integrated decals and vintage Florida maps into her latest works. Roberts newest painting of Audrey Hepburn, circa 1940s, will travel from Sanibel to Los Angeles for a vintage Hollywood exhibition next year. To support many causes on Sanibel, Roberts has donated thousands of dollars from the sale of her original paintings. One such painting, Young Ding Darling, is on sale in the current exhibition to benefit the Sanibel Historical Museum. The exhibit will run through January 30. St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church is at 2304 Periwinkle Way. Dr. Douglas Renfroe Dr. John H. Danner Iyengar To Lead Presention At Unitarian ServiceUnitarian Universalists of the Islands will meet on Sunday, January 5 at 5 p.m. in Fellowship Hall at the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way. The public is welcome to attend. In the fall of 1999, a rural Kansas high school social sciences teacher, Norm Conard, encouraged three students to research a short 1994 newspaper article about a Catholic Polish social worker, Irena Sendler, whose heroic efforts saved the lives of thousands of Jewish children during the Nazi occupation of Poland. After careful study, the students discovered the facts behind the underground network Sendler created; a network that would ultimately save the lives of 2,500 Jewish children. To preserve the real identity of the hidden children, Sendler wrote their names on slips of paper that she stored in jars that she buried in the Warsaw yard of a friend. To take this story to the public, the students wrote a short play, Life In A Jar, about the life of Irena Sendler. The play has been presented many hundreds of times since. The students work and Sendlers story led to a 2011 book, Life In A Jar: The Irena Sendler Project by Jack Mayer.coninued on page 47


13 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 3, 2014 Levine To Be Guest LecturerDr. Amy-Jill Levine will be the guest lecturer for the annual Shared Scholar Program this year, sponsored by Bat Yam Temple of the Islands, Captiva Chapel By The Sea, Sanibel Congregational First Church of Christ, St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church and the Sanibel Christian Science Church. The Shared Scholar program is supported by the Leo Rosner Foundation in honor of June Rosner. Professor Levines lecture, entitled Jesus the Jewish Story-Teller, will take place on Sunday, January 26 at 2 p.m. in the sanctuary of the Sanibel Congregational Church. The public is welcome; there is no fee to attend. Dr. Levine is University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of New Testament Studies, and Professor of Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School and the College of Arts and Sciences. She holds a B.A. from Smith College, M.A. and PhD from Duke University, and honorary doctorates from the University of Richmond, the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, the University of North Carolina-Upstate, Drury University and Christian Theological Seminary. Levine has been awarded grants from the Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Council of Learned Societies. She has held office in the Society of Biblical Literature, the Catholic Biblical Association and the Association for Jewish Studies. With Mark Brettler of Brandeis University, she has edited The Jewish Annotated New Testament and with her Vanderbilt University colleague Douglas Knight, she has written The Meaning of the Bible: What The Jewish Scriptures and The Christian Old Testament Can Teach Us. She has recorded Introduction to the Old Testament, Great Figures of the Old Testament and Great Figures of the New Testament for the Teaching Company. Teaching in a predominantly Protestant divinity school in the buckle of the Bible Belt, Dr. Levine combines historical-critical rigor, literary-critical sensibility and a dash of humor with a commitment to eliminating anti-Semitic, sexist and homophobic theologies. Levines reputation as a well recognized and revered educator, writer and speaker is sure to draw a large audience. A reception will follow the lecture in Fellowship Hall of the Congregational Church. Dr. Amy-Jill Levine 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 Beginner And Intermediate iPad ClassesBruce Findley, registered iOS developer, and Carol Good will lead beginner and intermediate iPad classes beginning Thursday, January 16, at Sanibel Congregational Church. The beginner class is at 6 p.m. and the intermediate class starts at 7:30 p.m. Registration is required as seats are limited. The cost is $15 per session. Call Carol at 618-201-6252 to register. The church is at 2050 Periwinkle Way. Bruce Findley


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ISLAND SUN JANUARY 3, 201416 Birds Eye ViewMy New Years Resolutions For Sanibelby Mark Bird WestallI guess this is the time of year for people to make their new years resolutions. I usually dont make any for myself because I know that I will probably quit following them before the end of the month and I figure you guys dont want to hear that I resolved to eat more fruits and vegetables and drink more water anyway. So Ive come up with five environmental resolutions that I think would be good for the people of Sanibel as a community to try and adhere to for the coming year. Im sure there are some other resolutions that could easily be put on this list, but these five are obviously close to my heart and I feel they are very important if this community truly wants to continue the dream of coexisting with the islands natural systems. The first resolution that the people of Sanibel should support is to continue the pressure on our state and federal governments to do a better job of managing the hydrology of the Kissimmee/ Okeechobee/Everglades ecosystem. Notice I didnt even mention the St. Lucie or Caloosahatchee Watersheds. Those watersheds are not even supposed to be connected to that ecosystem and if the government was managing all of South Florida properly, those watersheds would only play a minor role (instead of a major one) in the K/O/E ecosystems management policies. The people of Sanibel, whether a citizen truly wants to coexist with the natural world or is merely using those concepts to create a hotsie-totsie, elitist community that is set aside for a privileged few, can support this resolution because neither viewpoint wants to live with the terrible algae blooms and red tide health hazards. This last year, we have made some major headway in getting the politicians to understand that we are more than a little upset with the current setup, but we need to continue to stress, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that our state and federal representatives will not continue to remain in office unless they start listening to the victims of their policies.The second resolution has to do with a subject I have already brought up a few times. I will ask once again that the people of Sanibel let me know where the wading birds that call Sanibel home have established their nesting rookeries. One citizen that has been a staunch supporter of the environmental concepts on the island for decades let me know about the abundant nesting sites up in the Sanibel Bayous neighborhood, and I appreciate that. I also know about the one at the Periwinkle Trailer Park. But there have to be more.So, later this winter and into next spring, if you see any wading birds nesting behind your house or along a waterway you sometimes explore, dont disturb them, but let me know where they are, approximately how many nests, what species are involved and if you have seen any alligators under the nests and what its approximate size is. Im guessing most people on the island like the wading birds and would be interested in preserving their presence here. The first step in accomplishing that is knowing these few basic baseline data. The third resolution has to do with, of course, alligators directly and SCCF has been doing a good job in trying to educate the public and alleviate their fears about the reptile, but this resolution puts more emphasis on individual residents involvement. Help your neighbors who are afraid of the gators to understand the realities of the threat they present to us, explain what really makes them dangerous and, most importantly, let them know that you believe that if they do not want the gators to live on Sanibel, then they also do not want the wading birds to nest here and explain to them what you mean by that statement; fewer and smaller gators means fewer successful wading bird nests due to increased raccoon predation. The next-to-last resolution still deals with alligators, but the people of Sanibel need to let the city know that we should be lobbying the state more heavily in making the laws against feeding gators more severe and more easily enforced. I think its great that the mayor travelled up to Tallahassee to lobby the state about the Okeechobee fiasco, but why isnt Sanibel the first community in the state to recognize the dangers of people feeding gators putting out the same amount of effort to stop people from creating monsters? I suspect that there are many on the island today that feel that since we are killing the bigger ones, the problem is solved and there is no longer any need to get serious about stopping the feeding. A pseudo-environmentalist thinks the problem is solved. Those that understand how the balance of nature works, however, and really want to coexist with the islands wildlife can see that the current state alligator program only panders to any environmental ethic. If we are truly the environmental community that the world looks up to, think of the lessons we could teach if we showed that we realize the feeding issue was the real problem with the alligator, not the alligator himself. The last resolution has more to do with the rainy season than the way things currently are right now. We got a lot of rain last summer and I suspect that trend will continue this summer. When we start getting rain again, let your neighbors who planted water-intolerant plants in the lowlands of their yards understand how it is on Sanibel; if we are going to live in the wetlands, we should expect to get our continued on page 32 Complete DO-IT-YOURSELFBoat Parts Store Additional Locations: 1156 N. Tamiami Trail in North Fort Myers Call 997-5777 2397 Davis Blvd in Naples Call 793-5800 Hours:8am -5:30pm Mon-SatMarine Trading Post15600 San Carlos Blvd, Unit 170, Ft Myers (Beside Big Lots)Call 437-7475 3-Rod Holder$9.99 Filet Table$59.99 $79 Props$99 SteeleProps$99


17 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 3, 2014 www.CedarChestSanibel.comEmbrace the Romance of Antiquity, the Music of Eternal Seas, with Rare and Beautiful Treasures of Contemporary and Ancient Design A Sanibel Tradition for 38 Years Visiting Children Make Donation To CROWOn December 23, CROW was visited by the Yustick family from Perrysburg, Ohio, who travel to Sanibel frequently to visit with family. A visit to CROW is always on the familys list of things to do, but this year the children came bearing gifts. Moved to action by what they saw and learned from their prior visits, the Yustick children Bryce (12), Paige (9) and Blake (7) hosted monthly video game contests at their home, collected donations from family and friends, and contributed their birthday money collected throughout the year. In all, the children raised more than $500, which they presented to CROWs staff last Monday afternoon. What a marvelous gesture, said CROWs executive director Steve Calabro. To see children at this young age demonstrate a sense of stewardship for the environment and wildlife is truly inspirational. They serve as a role model for their generation and a reminder to all of us that our future is in the hands of our youth. The children and their family were hosted to a VIP tour of CROW and the hospital and were presented certificates for the work. Their tour included a meeting with Dr. Heather Barron, hospital director, and CROWs newest ambassador, Mr. Stanley a Virginia opossum. Following the tour, as a special treat, the children were also able to participate in a patient release on the Sanibel Causeway. Children from the Yustick family received certificates for gathering donations for CROW The Yustick family at the patient release on the causeway last week Audubon Bailey Tract Bird WalkThe first Sanibel-Captiva Audubon bird walk of the new year will be held on Saturday, January 4 at the Bailey Tract (note the new meeting location). Take Island Inn Road across from Baileys General Store and meet at the back entrance to the Bailey Tract at 8 p.m. Free parking is available in the field. These bird walks are open to the public and all levels of experience. A $2 donation is appreciated. Call Hugh Verry at 395-3798 for additional details. Northern cardinal photo by Sam Ayres


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 3, 201418 Live Shrimp Time And Many Ways To Rig Themby Capt. Matt MitchellAfter catching and using shiners for months, this week they seemed to all but disappear. This always happens around this time of year. Its just usually much earlier when we make this annual switch over to fishing with live shrimp. Having such a warm November and December Im sure is part of the reason the shiners have stuck around so long. Although I will continue to keep looking for shiners for the next few weeks, if I catch them it will be a bonus as now my go-to bait will be live shrimp probably until March. During our winters live shrimp become the main food source of all our game fish. Basically, there is nothing that swims in our waters that will not eat a shrimp. Live shrimp can be fished in a wide variety of methods depending on the situation and species you are targeting. During winter our local bay shrimp are the largest that they get all year and with cooling water temperatures game fish want the bait that is naturally readily available and smaller forage. My shrimp rig for most applications is a twoto three-foot piece of fluorocarbon leader tied with a line-to -line knot to the main line. I then attach to the leader with a loop knot a 1/4oz hook-up jig head with a 2/0 hook. This rig is awesome for fishing deeper creeks, docks, mangroves and even bounced across grass flats for trout. Small chunks of shrimp fished on this same jig head rig is my method of choice for sheepshead fishing too. This jig head rig also gives the shrimp a little larger profile making it look bigger than it really is. Other ways I fish with live shrimp include a popping cork rig out on the flats. For this rig I like to use a jig head about two feet below the float. This keeps the shrimp down in the water column and gives it better action. Cajun Thunderstyle popping corks with a concave top are my choice for this. The concave top makes the loudest noise when popped and the jig head makes the shrimp quickly fall after you pop the float. These rigs work really well and do not tangle up as bad as the old style weighted popping cork. This is probably, day in day out, the best rig to trout fish the flats all winter as it keeps the bait just above the grass and is easy to see visual strike indicator. For shallow water situations I rig free-line with the live shrimp. You can rig this several ways matching the size of the shrimp to the size of the hook, To rig it weedless, use a longer shanked hook and turn the hook back into the shrimp. If you want to keep the bait closer to the bottom simply add a split shot. Free-lined shrimp fished around dock lights at night are hard to beat as this is the most natural presentation possible. For lure fishermen, its time to make the switch too. After fishing shiner and baitfish patterns since last spring, gamefish really have started to key in on shrimp. Soft plastic shrimp jigs bounced across the bottom and DOA Shrimp are becoming the lures of choice. Chunks of shrimp also make a great addition to tip these jigs with. To catch a wide variety of species during our winter months no other bait can compete with a live shrimp. They are easy to get and the ways you can fish them are pretty much limitless. 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. 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19 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 3, 2014 CROW Case Of The Week: Cat Attackby Patricia MolloyLast week, a mourning dove was injured in an attack by a prowling suburban cat. The felines quick-thinking family separated kitty and prey and transported the little bird to CROW. Within five minutes of arrival, the dove was rushed into surgery to treat the numerous puncture wounds and abrasions. The emergency operation was a success. (The dove) had lacerations on both sides, puncture wounds everywhere, lost a lot of feathers and was in shock when she got here, said Dr. Heather. The goal was to close the wounds quickly. Often seen perched on backyard telephone lines and foraging for seeds on the ground below, the mourning dove (Zenaida macroura) is one of the most graceful birds in North America. Possessing a small head atop a delicate neck, they are best known for their soft, mournful calls: a three-part coo-OO-oo. While the average life expectancy of a wild mourning dove is only 1.5 years, the oldest on record lived to be 19.3 years old. To bolster its recovery, the injured mourning dove, patient #3336, is kept in a warm incubator. Several times per day, the dove is carefully removed from its cozy quarters to allow for an application of an antibacterial ointment with a sterile cotton swab. The medication is bolstered by a round of antibiotics, which the bird will receive for the first 10 days of treatment. It will take several weeks for the dove to produce new feathers: she lost almost all of her tail feathers, several flight feathers and a lot of the fuzzy down that covers her body. I really wasnt sure she was going to make it, but she looks very good now, said Dr. Heather with a sigh of relief. 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: Jordan Donini, assistant rehabilitation technician, applies an antibacterial ointment to the wounded mourning dove 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 JANUARY 3, 201420 Shell Of The WeekUnique Oliveby Jos H. Leal, PhD, Museum Curator & Director of EducationShellers are always looking for that rare or unusual find. But a unique, one-of-a-kind lettered olive? Thats exactly what Tom and Deb Longtin of Waukesah, Winconsin found while shelling at Tarpon Bay Beach at low tide. This 1.5-inch lettered olive ( Oliva sayana), which the Longtins donated to The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, is technically defective (having a very long spire), most likely because of a programming (genetic) error. The resulting effect, however, is very pleasing to the eye. Learn more about the lettered olive at the shell museum website at http:// Feature Event: The shell museum lecture series kicks off on Wednesday, January 8 at 2 p.m. with a presentation from Florida Gulf Coast University Professor Dr. James Douglass. Douglass is assistant professor in the department of marine and ecological sciences and will discuss Seagrass Communities of the Caloosahatchee Estuary. The presentation is free with museum admission/ membership or $5. All events are free with museum admission. Shell Museum Events: Exhibit Chat: This 10-minute presentation will provide an in-depth look to a different exhibit. Daily at 11 a.m. Live Tank Demonstration: See Live Mollusks Up-Close and Personal. See a fighting conch use its foot for locomotion, watch a lighting whelk slam its trap door shut for protection, or witness scallops zip across the tank with jet propulsion skills. Daily at 3 p.m. Shelling 101: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Shells, but Were Afraid to Ask. Learn how to find, clean and pack shells for safe travel. Discover how mollusks are classified into families and classes. Monday at 2 p.m. Shell ID Clinics: This new weekly program will provide shelling enthusiasts additional information about their shelling finds and Southwest Florida shells. Thursday at 2 p.m. (no clinic March 6). Weekly Schedule: Saturday, January 4 Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Sunday, January 5 Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Monday, January 6 Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Shelling 101 at 2 p.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Tuesday, January 7 Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Wednesday, January 8: Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m; Environmental Lecture with Dr. James Douglass at 2 p.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Thursday, January 9: Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Shell ID Clinic at 2 p.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, 3075 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, FL 33957, phone 239-395-2233, www. Unique olive (Oliva sayana) 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... BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island Rebecca Baritot of Orchard Park, New York and Sanibel found a junonia on Christmas Day near West Gulf Drive and Sand Pointe. I was in the Island Sun 10 years ago second time around, said Baritot. A junonia each decade! Shell Found Rebecca Baritot Annie Scowcroft, visiting from Great Britain, found a junonia on the beach in front of Jensens On The Gulf. Annie was celebrating her 6th birthday last week and has been visiting Captiva ever since she was a little girl. Shell Found Annie Scowcroft shows off her junoniaShare your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email


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ISLAND SUN JANUARY 3, 201422 Plant SmartTree Lilyby Gerri ReavesTree lilys (Cubanola domingensis) extravagant pendant-like flowers is a rare sight in South Florida. A native to the Dominican Republic, this species belongs to the same family as coffee and the gardenia. It is also known as Dominican bells and Dominica bell flower. The tubular downward-hanging flowers are pale yellowish or greenish white and eightto 10-inches long. They bloom periodically in the warm months and are highly fragrant in the evening. The oval or elliptical leaves are about two to five inches long and oneto twoand a-half inches wide. Tree lily takes the form of a shrub or small tree, usually reaching five to seven feet tall. It needs well-drained soil, filtered light ideally, morning sun with some afternoon shade and plenty of water in the summer. Avoid letting the roots dry out in winter but take care not to over-water it. Tree lily does well as a container plant for a sun room or patio. Propagate it with cuttings. Caution: Parts of the plant are toxic if ingested. Sources:,,, and Plant Smart explores the plant life of South Florida and sustainable landscape practices. Tree lily, native to the Dominican Republic, is a rare plant in South Florida photos by Gerri Reaves Numerous fragrant tubular bell-like flowers bloom in the warmer months #ZebraFroYo I I ndoor & Outdoor Seating 14 Flavors Including our Zebra Stripes All Non Fat & Low Fat Flavors Open 11am 9pm In the Baileys Center Corner of Tarpon Bay Rd & Periwinkle Way OUR YOGURT YOUR WAY Lets SHOP Till We Drop Collars, Harnesses & Leads Great Pet Toys Pet Beds & Carriers Breed Speci c Items Cat Stuff Too! Olde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel, FL 33957 239.395.1464 fax 239.395.1458 Specializing in all Natural Pet Food and Treats Enjoy a meal with us in our French Cafe atmosphere.Dine inside or out. Youll love our pet-friendly outdoor patio!Olde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel, FL 33957 239.472.2625 fax 239.395-1458


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ISLAND SUN JANUARY 3, 201426 Young Artists To Perform At Art Walk On Friday, January 3, four award-winning vocalists from the Young Artists Awards program will be performing Broadway show tunes at the Franklin Shops from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in conjunction with January Art Walk in downtown Fort Myers. Noelle Aparte, 17, is a senior at North Fort Myers High School and was the overall voice category winner at the 2013 Young Artists Awards. Callie Atkinson is a 14-year-old freshman attending Cypress Lake High School. Sam Bostic, 19, is a sophomore in the musical theater program at Shenandoah University in Virginia. Sarah Daigle is 18 years old and a recent graduate of North Fort Myers High School. The Young Artists Awards, in its 11th year of programming, is a notfor-profit education, performance, audition and scholarship program for students from throughout Southwest Florida. The organization is also a monthly partner with Art Walk. The Franklin Shops are at 2200 First Street, at the corner of Broadway and First in the downtown Fort Myers River District. The performance is free and open to the public. For more information on the Young Artists Awards, visit www. or Young Artists Awards on Facebook. Noelle Aparte Sam Bostic Callie Atkinson Sarah Daigle Symphony Presents Real Life Story Of MozartThe Southwest Florida Symphony, Lee Countys only professional symphony and the oldest symphony orchestra in Southwest Florida, presents a fascinating look into the life and music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart at its Mozart The Miraculous! concerts. Performances take place on Wednesday, January 22 at BIG ARTS on Sanibel Island at 8 p.m. and on Thursday, January 23 at the Shell Point Village Church at 7:30 p.m. Tickets to BIG ARTS cost $36 and tickets to Shell Point cost $20. Both are general admission. Tickets to the BIG ARTS performance may be purchased either at the BIG ARTS Box Office (in person at 900 Dunlop Road, by calling 395-0900 or online at, at the Symphony Box Office (in person, by calling 418-1500 or online at www.swflso. org) or at the door one and a half hours prior to the performance. Tickets to the Shell Point Village performance may be purchased at or at the Symphony Box Office (in person, by calling 418-1500 or online at www., online at or at the door one and a half hours prior to the performance. Shell Point Village Church is located at 15100 Shell Point Boulevard in Fort Myers. Contrary to the story told in Peter Shaffers stage play and movie, both titled Amadeus, Mozart was not an oblivious, insensitive man-child as evidenced by the emotional depth of his sacred music compositions and serenades as well as the dynamics of his relationships with his family and colleagues. While the movie and stage play about Mozarts life are silly and lightheartedly entertaining, Southwest Floridians have an opportunity to hear the real story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In this multimedia presentation, the Southwest Florida Symphony, conducted by local favorite Maestro Lief Bjaland, tells the story of how that most divinely gifted of all composers, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, came to write one of the most revolutionary works of his time. Towards the end of his short but brilliant life, Mozart was broke, ignored by his formerly adoring public and mourning the death of his daughter. It is said that Mozarts final symphony sums up an era, but more than that, it is a glimpse into the intimate life of this musical genius. His Symphony no. 41 in C major (Jupiter) is a key that can unlock Mozarts miraculous world and will be performed at the conclusion of the concert. Bjaland is one of the most dynamic and exciting American conductors now before the public. He served as the Artistic Director/Conductor of the Sarasota Orchestra, during which time the orchestra saw unprecedented growth. He is currently the Music Director of the Waterbury Symphony in Connecticut, where he has received enormous enthusiasm and critical praise for his performances and imaginative programming. A popular and active guest conductor, Bjaland made his debut at the 2003 Ravinia Festival conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a program entitled Bernstein On Broadway, also involving soloists, a chorus and dancers. He has appeared with the San Francisco Symphony, National Symphony, Florida Philharmonic, Louisiana Philharmonic and the symphony orchestras of Nashville, Detroit, Utah, Des Moines, Rhode Island, Virginia, Colorado, Chicagos Symphony II, Grand Rapids and New World, to name but a few. Bjaland is also an active opera conductor and has assisted in the production of David Carlsons The Midnight Angel at Glimmerglass Opera in Cooperstown, New York. He conducted the Florida Grand Opera in three productions in four years, including a highly acclaimed Don Giovanni, a triple bill of one-act operas by Manuel de Falla: El Amor Brujo, Master Peters Puppet Show and La Vida Breve; and Mozarts Le Nozze di Figaro. Bjaland received great attention and critical acclaim when he gave the world premiere concert performance of George Chadwicks opera The Padrone. In 2000-01, Leif Bjaland conducted a new commission by the Florida West Coast Symphony of David Carlsons Quantumsymphony. This season features the Southwest Florida Symphony its signature Masterworks Classical Concert Series (January 11, February 8, March 1 and 29), its Pops Series (Music of The Rat Pack on January 17 and 18 at Barbara B. Mann; Torres & Tango on January 31 and February 1 at Barbara B. Mann; and the Sound of Musicals on March 7 and 8 at Barbara B. Mann), a Sanibel Series performed at BIG ARTS (January 22, February 12 and March 26), additional concerts at Shell Point Village (January 23 and March 25) and a performance at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida on March 22. For more information about the Southwest Florida Symphony, call 4180996 or visit Lief Bjaland From page 1Francesco AttestiMozarteum of Salzburg. There, Attesti was immersed in the Romantic repertoire, particularly the works of Chopin and Liszt. He continued to study with Maestro Perticaroli for several years in Rome, refining his skills and winning several national and international piano competitions, including Ibla Grand Prize International, FIDIAPA Competition, Citt di, Racconigi, Migliori Diplomati dItalia, Rovere dOro, Citt di Cesenatico. The Heights Center is at 15570 Hagie Drive, Fort Myers. Tickets are available at Sanibel-Captiva Community Bank, Baileys General Store, John Grey Painting, Congress Jewelers, and Heights Center or online at www. For further ticket and musical program information contact Chet Sadler at chet@ From page 1Island Jazzas a special guest vocalist and the group may be joined by other local jazz musicians throughout the season. Island Jazz showcases several styles of music from jazz standards and Dixieland to bop, pop and others. While there are only two concerts in January, Island Jazz will perform every Sunday in February, March and April. The free concerts are scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. on the following Sundays: January 5 and 12; February 2, 9, 16 and 23; March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30; April 6, 13, 20 and 27. In the event of rain, the performance will move to the covered BIG ARTS Gainer Verandah, located adjacent to Boler Garden. BIG ARTS is at 900 Dunlop Road, For more information, call 395-0900 or email To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


27 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 3, 2014 Wonders Of Wildlife ScheduleCROWs Visitor Education Center and gift shop is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It allows our visitors to share in the lifecycle of the patients from the time they are admitted until their ultimate release back into the wild. For a closer look at what they do, 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 children under 12 are free. The weeks schedule is as follows: Friday, January 3 Why Animals Come To CROW. Each year, CROW treats over 3,000 native and migratory wild animals in Lee County. Let a CROW team member discuss an overview of its annual patient statistics and their reason for admission to its wildlife hospital. Saturday, January 4 Patient Profiles: Osprey. Even though this animal is considered to be a bird of prey, osprey are in a family all their own. Come listen as one of CROWs team members share details about their adaptations, their on-site residents and how their contributions help the medical staff to treat this species. Monday, January 6 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. Let CROWs medical staff discuss what animals are currently in the hospital and how they treat over 3,000 patients a year. Tuesday, January 7 Patient Profiles: Sea Turtles. CROW is the only licensed sea turtle facility from Sarasota to Miami on the southwest coast of Florida. Come listen as one of CROWs team members describes why they are admitted and how the medical staff treats this species. Wednesday, January 8 Patient Rescue & Release. Patients originate from all over Lee County, but not all of the animals brought to CROW need assistance. Facilities like CROW should be wildlifes last resort, not their first one. This presentation utilizes past rescues, case studies and releases to teach participants about safe interactions with the wildlife in their community. Thursday, January 9 Orphaned Vs. Abducted Babies. Wildlife parents are very devoted to the care of their young and rarely abandon them. Juveniles found abandoned might actually be in a natural stage of development. Come listen as one of CROWs team members teaches the old wives tales regarding baby animals, how to renest them and other ways to prevent abduction. For more information, visit or call 472-3644 ext. 228. CROW is located at 3883 SanibelCaptiva Road. Baby raccoon 1200 Periwinkle Way (1/2 Mile west of the Causeway)472-1998 Open 7 Days$8.00 OFF any bottle of wine $25 or more. All Evening. $2.50 OFFPresent 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 1/8/14The purchase of each adult entree. Happy Hour Happy Hour4:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m.1/2 OFF House Wine & Wells$1.00 OFF Craft Draft$.50 OFF Bottled BeerWine WednesdaysFt. 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 PizzaNo matter how you Mix n Match, Matzaluna is THE place for Craft draft beers and wood fired pizza Selections subject to change 1/10/14 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*Winner 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 To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 3, 201428 Fishing Fun For Local ChildrenSome lucky children recently had the opportunity to learn how to fish from the experts at Tarpon Bay Explorers. JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge and Tarpon Bay Explorer staff members teamed up to get the kids out fishing as part of Youth Fishing Day. The children came from Brightest Horizons, a child development program for low income, working families in nearby Harlem Heights. Their day began learning the basics, including knot tying taught by Tarpon Bay captains Dan Bridgers and Andy Pollock with assistance from the Sanibel Fishing Club. Capt. Steve Yetsko taught the children how to hold their poles and reels and cast their lines. Safety instructions, including proper fitting of life vests, became fun when they took the form of team competitions. Participants got to meet some of the locals up close as Tarpon Bay Naturalist Donna Yetsko introduced the children to a few of the creatures that live along the bottom of the bay. The children were given the opportunity to learn about and handle live sea stars (star fish), shrimp, horseshoe crabs, live shells, hermit crabs and oysters in the touch tanks. The touch tank was super duper awesome, said Mia Patino, one of the children taking part in the program. The new anglers split into smaller groups and went out on pontoon boats Anglers Jay Carman, Anthony Valezuela-Vela, Israel Ponce, Emily Martinez, Kalanni Rayez, Ariana Gomez and Mia Patino with Wendy Schnapp of Tarpon Bay Explorers and Ranger Becky Wolff of JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge Lazy Flamingo, Inc. Lazy Flamingo, Inc. 6520-C Pine Avenue 6520-C Pine Avenue Sanibel, FL 33957 Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-5353 239-472-5353 Lazy Flamingo 3, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 3, Inc. 16501 Stringfellow Rd 16501 Stringfellow Rd Bokeelia, FL 33922 Bokeelia, FL 33922 239-283-5959 239-283-5959 Lazy Flamingo 2, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 2, Inc. 1036 Periwinkle Way 1036 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-6939 239-472-6939 Lazy Flamingo 4, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 4, Inc. 12951 McGregor Blvd. 12951 McGregor Blvd. Ft. Myers, FL 33919 Ft. Myers, FL 33919 239-476-9000 239-476-9000 We have the NFL Ticket Package We have the NFL Ticket Package and the BIG TEN Network and the BIG TEN Network $1.50 Domestic Drafts $6 Domestic Pitchers during the Games $1.50 Domestic Drafts $6 Domestic Pitchers during the Games Four Four Great Great Locations! Locations! 1551 Periwinkle Way I 472-7242 Lunch 113 I Happy Hour 36 I Dinner 59:30Dinner reservations suggested DINING SHOPPING COCKTAILS AWARD-WINNING BISTRO CUISINE JEWELRY, CLOTHING, BOOKS & GIFTS FINE WINES, BEERS & HAPPY HOUR MENU Live! Danny Morgan & Friends! TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS 8PM UNTIL... 1551 Periwinkle Way 472-7242 Lunch 11-3 Happy Hour 3-6 Dinner 5-9 Chris Workman Every Wed. 7-10pm Danny Morgan & Friends Tues. & Thurs. 7-10pm Live Music


29 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 3, 2014 Capt. Steve Yetsko teaches Israel Ponce how to cast his fishing line Tarpon Bay naturalist Donna Yetsko teaches Kalanni Rayez and Emily Martinez about life underneath Tarpon Baywith the fishing captains in Tarpon Bay. The children were quick studies. The group caught over 25 fish including sea trout, crevalle jack, catfish, redfish and even a sea star. As they caught each new species, they learned the name of the fish along with interesting attributes of each kind. Once back on dry land, it was time for lunch. George Schnapp of George & Wendys Seafood Grille served up hot dogs off the grill for the anglers. After all was said and done, new angler Jay Carman said, My favorite thing was catching the fish and then learning about them. Wendy and George Schnapp 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 RIDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 HOME OF THE HOME OF THE STEEL CURTAIN PIZZA STEEL CURTAIN PIZZA Grand Patron Series Sponsor: The Ferguson Foundation Supporter: Traders Caf BIG ARTS | (239) 395-0900 | 900 Dunlop Road | Sanibel, FL 33957 BARRIER ISLAND GROUP for the ARTS ANNIVERSAR YDiscounts & Specials Available Now For Single Ticket Pricing & Group Rates.For a full listing of programs, please visit: www.BIGARTS.orgCLASSICAL | DANCE | FAMILY | FORUM | JAZZ/POP/CONTEMPORARY | THEATER VISUAL ARTS | FILM | COMMUNITY COLLABORATIONS | WORKSHOPS | WINTER ACADEMY GALLERYF UNDERS PhillipsGallerychein PERFORMANCE HALLS Sanibel Taxi Jerrys Foods of Sanibel John R. Wood Island Real Estate Film Series Sponsors: Film Series Supporters: JAZZ/POP/CONTEMPORARY FILMMonday Night Film Series$8 per ticket, 7 pm Schein Performance HallJanuary 6 January 13 January 27 CLASSICAL EVENINGSCalidore String QuartetThursday, January 9, 7:30 pm Student/Child: Free Grand Patron Series Sponsor: The Ferguson Foundation Sponsors: Rossano Sportiello/Nicki Parrott/Eddie Metz, Jr. Trio Featuring Harry AllenSaturday, January 11, 8 pm Student/Child: $5 DANCEDance Alive National BalletSaturday, January 18, 7:30 pm Student/Child: $5 COMMUNITY COLLABORATIONSIsland JazzSunday, January 5 & 12, 3 pm Benefactor Season Sponsor: Patron Sponsor:


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ISLAND SUN JANUARY 3, 201432 An Inside Look At Wildlife Recovery The CROW Picture Show offers insights about the native and migratory wildlife species brought to the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, with photos of patients in treatment at the facility. In 2012, CROWs wildlife hospital cared for 3,583 sick, injured and orphaned animals. Of the 200 different species, 61 percent were birds, with 33 percent mammals and six percent reptiles. CROW is not permitted to display its patients publically, so this presentation offers the next best thing: numerous candid snapshots of current and past patients, with commentary by Claudia Burns, a veteran clinic volunteer. The next CROW Picture Show will be held on Friday, January 3 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 and free for members and children 12 and under. The entry fee also includes access to the Visitor Education Center, which exhibits CROWs efforts to save wildlife through care, education and collaboration. For more information, call 472-3644 ext. 228 or visit Baby box turtle photos courtesy of CROW Baby turtles soaking in water Baby softshell turtle Baby gopher tortoise being grazed Audubon Lecture Schedule Sanibel-Captiva Audubons 2014 lecture series will be held at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. A $5 per person donation is suggested. The line-up: January 9 Everything Osprey, with Mark Bird Westall giving an enlightening and entertaining program on Sanibels favorite bird. January 16 The Birds of Wintergreen, with birding expert and photographer Marshall Faintich, using his exceptional photos to highlight many of the more than 220 species that can be seen in the Wintergreen region of central Virginia. January 23 Hummingbirds and Heliconias of the Lesser Antilles. The relationship of hummingbirds to plants and natures resulting adaptations will be celebrated by Amherst College Professor of Biology Dr. Ethan Temeles. Using dramatic photos, Dr. Temeles will reveal his years of research into the unique hummingbird male/female differences that are requisite for various tropical plant propagation. January 30 Sanibel: The City that Almost Wasnt. Kristie Anders, education sirector of Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF), uses historical photographs, postcards and documents as well as her stimulating narrative to enlighten the audience on the tumultuous period leading to Sanibel becoming a city. February 6 Images to Inspire: The Wonders of Peregrine Falcons, Sandhill Cranes and Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds. San-Cap Audubons own William Heyd returns to provide entry into the private lives of these unique species utilizing his intimate photographs and detailed research. February 13 Beautiful Birds of Sanibel. Renowned authors and longtime Sanibel winter residents, Don and Lillian Stokes, will use examples of Lillians stunning bird photography in a lively presentation to celebrate the wonderful birds of this island paradise. February 20 Comets & Asteroids. Back by popular demand, Sanibels winter astronomer, John Hicks, presents the good, the bad and the ugly characteristics of these celestial bodies prominent in recent news coverage. Are we in danger? He will provide some answers! February 27 Unlocking the Secrets of the Mangrove Cuckoo. For more than a year, Rachel Frieze Mullin and her Ecostudies Institute associates have been conducting the first major study of the rare and elusive mangrove cuckoo on Sanibel Island in the Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. She will divulge the current status of the findings of this study. Shell Club Needs Shellssubmitted by Linda EdinburgVisitors who attend the Sanibel Shell Show love the little bags of shells that they receive when they enter the show. They are a thank you for your donation gift from the SanibelCaptiva Shell Club. These gift bags are 4 by 4 and are typically filled with about six or eight appropriately sized shells. The club always needs shells to fill these bags. Are you cleaning out your garage? Do you want to downsize your shell collection? You might consider donating some of your shells to the shell club. Donated shells should not be larger than a full-grown Florida fighting conch. Ideally, each bag will be filled with shells around the size of an adult apple murex and might include banded tulips, olives, moon snails, nutmegs, or others of that size. The shells do not have to be from the local area. Any shells of the right size make the bagging process go smoothly and quickly. The shells should be cleaned, with barnacles removed and the sand shaken out, since the club does not have a way to clean them at the bagging parties. Shells larger than a full-grown Florida fighting conch can be donated to The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum for use in educational programs, or to The Sanibel Community Association shell-sorters for sale at the shell festival. Very small shells, such as kitten paws and coquinas, get lost in the bags, but they can be used by the shell-sorters. Contact Linda Edinburg at 395-9426 or Irene Longley at 283-7417 to arrange for either pick-up or delivery of your shell donation to the club. From page 16New Years Resolutionfeet wet. Attempting to follow these resolutions may not make you very popular with your pseudo-environmentalist neighbors, but you will be following what the original island founders had in mind when they incorporated the city. Maybe we cant keep our new years resolutions, but I think we should try! 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. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


33 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 3, 2014 Museum Receives Gift From Sanibel-Captiva Shell ClubThe Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club recently donated to The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum to assist with the museums collection department. The gift was presented to the museum by Joyce Matthys, shell club president. This donation highlights the museums long-standing collaboration with the Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club, and continues to provide the museum with resources to benefit both organizations. The museum continues to host shell club monthly meetings and the board of trustees and staff welcome the shell club members throughout the year. Each year, the SanibelCaptiva Shell Club presents financial grants to select marine science related programs. The amount of money available for grants each year is determined by the net profit from the clubs annual shell show. This year, the Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club awarded $23,000 in the form of grants. The grant recipients are: The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, Florida Gulf Coast University Department of Marine & Ecological Science, The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum Adopt-a-Class Program, Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, Mote Marine Laboratory, Conchologists of America, Florida Museum of Natural History. In the past, the club has contributed annually to the Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club/ Mary and Al Bridell Memorial Fellowship at College of Marine Science, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg. Because the scholarship fund is now self-sustaining, this year the club contributed to the FGCU Department of Marine & Ecological Science. This is the first year that the club has donated to the Conchologists of America. The money is earmarked for the COA Scholarship Fund. A special one-time grant has been given to Roger Portell at the Florida Museum of Natural History for scanning electronic microscope (SEM) imaging of micromollusks. In addition to the grants, the Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club/Mary and Al Bridell Memorial Fellowship fund at University of South Florida awarded a $10,000 endowed fellowship. Joyce Matthys, shell club president, presents the donation to Dorrie Hipschman, executive director of The BaileyMatthews Shell MuseumCall 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 Sundial WinterFest A Season of Celebration During 2014, Sundial Beach Resort has many reasons to celebrate The rst winter season open to the public in 5 years Three new restaurants for your dining pleasure Chef Criss Menassa & her culinary creations celebrating Gulf seafood Enhanced convention & catering services Awarded Best Full-Service Resort on Sanibel & Captiva Resort celebrations for every holidayDining & Entertainment Enjoy daily al fresco dining at Sea Breeze Caf with an all-day menu served until 10 pm or a Gulfview dining experience in Waterview (Wednesday-Sunday from 5-10). At Turtles Beach & Pool Bar, casual diners can enjoy menu selections from 11-7 daily. Sample our All-You-Can-Eat poolside BBQ buet every Saturday from 1-4. Enjoy live entertainment In Sea Breeze Caf every Friday and Saturday from 7-10 pm and at Turtles every Saturday from 2-5 pm. Visit for complete entertainment schedule.


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 3, 201434 Sanibel-Captiva Conservation FoundationTank TalksOn Tuesday, January 7 at 10 a.m. visit the SanibelConservation Foundation (SCCF) Nature Center and learn about the turtles, snakes, and other island critters SCCF works so hard to protect through research and habitat protection. Maybe the diamondback terrapins will be digging in their new nesting sandbox. Will Indie the indigo snake be looking for a mate? It is mating season in Indigo snake land. Cost of the program is $5 per adult, children and SCCF members are free. Following the program, you can visit the butterfly house and take a walk on the trails to climb the tower overlooking the Sanibel River.Learn About Floridas Alien Invasion Over 500 non-native fish and wildlife species and 1,180 non-native plant species have been documented in Florida. On Thursday, January 9 at 10 a.m., learn about the local invasive critters that have moved into the area and the problems that come with them. Meet the islands newest alien, the giant cane toad, now residing in the nature center. Meet in the SCCF auditorium. The program is $5 per adult; SCCF members and children are free. Gator And Crocodile Tales The Biology of Alligators and Crocodiles is an ancient tale of survival. On Wednesday, January 8 at 10 a.m, learn about these living dinosaurs to ensure human safety and their survival on the islands. With cool weather approaching, island gators will be slowing down, looking for a warm place to bask, and sometimes not eating for four to six months. Take a walk on the trails to the Sanibel River following the program or visit the butterfly house. Cost of the program is $5 for adults; SCCF members and children free. Remember, never feed an alligator. Call SCCF at 472-2329 for more information on these programs unless otherwise indicated. Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation is located at 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Indigo Snake Alligator at The Sanctuary Lionfish TObtntART AND CRAFT bt btSbnfRrJanuary 8-9, 2014 Wed 10-5 Thur 10-4 ARTS CRAFTS FOOD STORES for more info 352-344-0657 or S S Wbtntf Arbftb Mf Stbb, Ft Mbt Bb, FLFLORIDAPIRATECRUISE.COM 800-776-3258Sfb Ctb Ptb Ptb Ctbt F Sbtb Bt$5 OFFWITH THE PURCHASE OF 2 FARES. NO OTHER OFFERS APPLY LIMIT 4 PEOPLE EXPIRES: 01/17/14 SUN13


35 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 3, 2014 Ding Darling Kicks Off Film Series Inside Animal HousesDing Darling National Wildlife Refuges 2nd annual Bi-Weekly Film Series kicks off on Wednesday, January 8 at 2:30 p.m. with the PBS Nature documentary, The Animal House. Some of the most amazing, creative and innovative structures on earth are neither man-made nor urban, but rather residences built by animals in the natural world. They can be as simple as a small depression in the sand or as elaborate as multi-chambered structures. This 60-minute film provides a fascinating look at the home life of wildlife, from master builders such as termites and beavers to skilled decorators like the bowerbird. Admission is free to the film, which is sponsored by the Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS). Seating is limited and available on a first-come basis. Future film events are listed below. All films begin at 2:30 p.m. For full descriptions of the films, visit January 8 The Animal House January 22 Mysteries of the Deep February 5 Sanctuary Islands: The Sanibel Legacy February 19 March of the Penguins March 5 Wolves in Paradise March 19 Monster Python: Inside Natures Giants April 2 The Lost Bird Project April 16 A Life Among Whales To support DDWS and the refuge with a tax-deductible gift, visit or contact Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566 or Attention Master Gardenerssubmitted by Dr. Phillip MarksThe Master Gardener Lecture Series, after 68 programs over the past nine years, will be taking a sabbatical for one year due to a family illness. I plan to resume the programs next year. Wishing you successful gardening and good health in the coming year. Hortoons Master Gardener CertificationA 14-week Lee County Extension Master Gardener Certification Training Class will be offered starting January 24. The course, which trains citizens to become master gardener volunteers, covers topics such as soils, fertilizers, pest and disease identification and control, native plants, citrus, lawns and palms. Classes are held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Friday at the North Fort Myers Recreation Center, 2000 Recreation Parkway in North Fort Myers. The fee is $140. For an application or information, email brownsh@leegov. com, call 533-7513 or visit http:// MGTrainingClass_2014.pdf. Lee County Extension agents offer educational services through a three-way cooperative arrangement between the Lee County Board of County Commissioners, the University of Florida and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Local extension agents are off-campus faculty members of the University of Florida and are housed within Lee Countys Parks & Recreation Department. Read us online at


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 3, 201436 Wonders Of Wildlife ScheduleCROWs 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 lifecycle of CROWs patients from the time they are admitted until their ultimate release back into the wild. For a closer look at what they do, daily presentations are offered at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Admission to the center is $5 per adult, $3 per teenager and children under 12 are free. The weeks schedule is as follows: Friday, January 10 Wildlife Ambassador: Meet Trouper Lee Trouper, the blind raccoon, was saved by CROW volunteer Dot Lee over four years ago. Come out and listen as she and author Kyle Miller tell Troupers story from the time of his head injury to becoming a certified ambassador for education. Saturday, January 11 Patient Profiles: 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. Come listen as one of CROWs team members teach you about who they are, from hunting adaptations to common reasons for admission to the hospital. Monday, January 13 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. Let CROWs medical staff tell you what animals are currently in the hospital and teach you how they treat over 3,000 patients a year. Tuesday, January 14 Patient Rescue & Release Patients originate from all over Lee County, but not all of the animals brought to CROW need assistance. Facilities like CROW should be wildlifes last resort, not their first one. This presentation utilizes past rescues, case studies and releases to teach about safe interactions with the wildlife in your community. Wednesday, January 15 Patient Rescue & Release Patients originate from all over Lee County, but not all of the animals brought to CROW need our assistance. Facilities like CROW should be wildlifes last resort, not their first one. This presentation utilizes past rescues, case studies and releases to teach about safe interactions with the wildlife in your community. Thursday, January 16 Patient Profiles: Gopher Tortoises The life of a gopher tortoise revolves around its burrow, and the species is found digging from Southern Georgia to Southeast Florida. Because of its contributions to the ecosystem, it is classified as a Keystone Species. Come listen as one of CROWs team members describes why they are admitted 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. A raccoon investigates seagrape branches


37 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 3, 2014 Free Refuge ProgramsFrom 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 began 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 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 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. Bald eagle


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 3, 201438 Artists For Winter Programs SoughtSanibel residents and visitors who are interested in art have a wonderful opportunity this winter to participate in educational programs offered by Sanibel-Captiva Art League, as well as the opportunity to paint both outdoors at local locations or to attend an indoor portrait open studio using a model. The Thursday, January 16 Art League General Meeting, open to the public, and beginning with light refreshments at 1 p.m. at The Community House, will feature a workshop by creative arts attorney Anne Dalton, Esquire. The workshop, planned to be a fun session on a serious subject, will focus on business issues for artists. Topics, including legal issues such as protecting artistic integrity, horror stories of art contracts, contract strategies, licensing artwork, gallery contracts/insurance, legal issues in contest rules, and miscellaneous cool stuff about copyrights, will be discussed. The program will be highly interactive, very visual and will be followed by a question-and-answer session. Dalton is licensed in New York, Pennsylvania and Florida and has been representing creative artists and other small businesses for 36 years. She previously worked for Radio City Music Hall as senior attorney and for ABC Network News 20/20 as legal and business affairs counsel. Dalton is the proud recipient of a CLIO Award and an Outstanding Individual Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. She was named Citizen of the Year by the Lee County Commission and received a ceremonial key to the Town of Fort Myers Beach for her volunteer services to local citizens. For those who enjoy painting outdoors, each Thursday morning there is an invitation to join a group of local artists to paint, and later to socialize over a brown bag lunch. There is no fee to participate. More information is available by calling the January coordinator Terry Shattuck at 225-7397. Beginning in January, an indoor portrait open studio will be held for those interested in painting from a model. There is a fee to cover expenses. More information is available by calling the chair Jean Eaton at 433-3086. The annual $30 membership in Sanibel Captiva Art League offers opportunities to display art in local exhibits as well as many Southwest Florida Art Council shows, such as the current exhibit which is hosted by Sanibel Captiva Art League in Phillips Gallery at BIG ARTS. More information about programs and membership, including an application, may be found online at www.sancapart. com. Anne Dalton Randon Eddy at an Art League Paint-Out Italian & Mediterranean Cuisine Casual Beachfront Dining with Live Entertainment Open for Dinner From 5 p.m. until Late 3111 West Gulf Drive Call (239)472-4559 TraditionsOnTheB Gift Cards Available Specializing in weddings, private parties and corporate events Open 7 days a week Open 7 days a week Open 7 days a week with with with Live Entertainment Live Entertainment Live Entertainment Every Night! Every Night! Every Night! great food good timesJean Le Boeuf food PLACEIsland Restaurant 239-472-0223 To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


SeriesNewOpportunitiesat Shell Point Shell Points Life Enrichment Series offers the opportunity to discover new things about yourself and the world you live in. Concerts, presentations, lectures, shows, special events, and more! The public is invited and many of these events are FREE! (239) 466-1131 Visit for full listings of this months events! Shell Point Retirement Community is located in Fort Myers, 2 miles before the Sanibel Causeway.Shell Point is a non-profit ministry of The Christian and Miss ionary Alliance Foundation 2013 Shell Point. All rights reserved SLS-2575-13Jan 4 Preservation Hall Jazz Band at 7:30pm. The Preservation Hall Jazz Band has traveled worldwide since 1963, nurturing and perpetuating the art form of New Orleans Jazz. Many of the band's 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. To purchase tickets visit or call 454-2067. Jan7LifeQuest Expo from Noon to 2pm. Get a jump start on a healthy New Year! This event will be held in The Village Church Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point and will showcase 50 booths representing all six dimension ofwellness: 1.Physical 2.Emotional 3.Spiritual 4. Educational5. Community and Social 6. Natural Environment. Follow event signs. For information call 489-8472.Tim Zimmerman & The Kings Brass at 6:15pm.Presenting hymn classics with a contemporary flair, The Kings Brass instruments blend together to create a time of innovative worship that will be enjoyed by audiences of all ages and musical interests! Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at seasonofpraise or by calling 454-2147. Jan 13The History of Shell Point with President Peter Dys from 1:15 to 2:45pm. Peter Dys, President of Shell Point, will share a pictorial history that recalls how the community came to be and the growth it has experienced over the past 45+ years. He will share his recollection of personal memories and important events in Shell Point's history from his 28 years of service. Admission is free. Call 489-8472 to reserve your place.Jan 16&30A Salute to Shakespeare: 2 Part Series from 10:15 to 11:45am. The Academy of Lifelong Learning recognizes the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare with a two-session Salute to Shakespeare. Presented by Ray Boyce, a Shell Point resident who studied Shakespeareat Oxford as a part of his passion for continuing education.Admission is free. Call 489-8472 for reservations. Learn More About Shell Point 10am Jan7,15,21&29 2pm Jan 22&28Join us for a group presentation about the Lifestyle and Lifecare available at Shell Point followed by a narrated bus tour of the community. You will also learn about Shell Points newest neighborhood, The Estuary, which will include 50 residences in a combination of singlefamily signature homes and twin villa homes, along with a community center and pool. Call 466-1131 or 800-780-1131 to reserve your place. FREE FREE! Jan7,14&21The Tale of Two Cities: 3 Part Series from 1:00 to 2:30pm. Detroit and Singapore, two major metropolitan areas followed different economic, social, and politicalpathways. Detroit was a leader and now faces bankruptcy. Singapore went from a third world country to economic and educational leadership. What happened? Presented by Shell Point resident Dr. Phil Gannon, a Detroit native and Michigan college president. Admission is free. Call 489-8472 to reserve your place.Jan 7:Session 1The 2 Cities from 1700 to 1942.Jan 14:Session 2Thestory of Detroit.Jan 21:Session 3Focus on Singapore. Jan.2014 FREE!Jan12 FREE FREE39 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 3, 2014


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 3, 201440 iPhone Or iPad I And II Workshops Offered At The Community HouseiPhones and iPads are extraordinary devices that keep you connected to friends, family, knowledge, entertainment and the world. They can enrich and stimulate in new and exciting ways. They can also be intimidating, secretive and, as a result, used in very limited ways. This workshop is designed to demystify the technology and provide an easy onramp to really love your iPhone and iPad. Whether you havent yet ventured into this brave new world, or have a device but feel you could be using it more (or more efficiently), this workshop is for you. iPhone/iPad I is for those wanting to master the basics of setup, navigation, efficiency with the basic apps (e.g., Phone, Mail, Safari, Calendar, Facetime, Maps, Siri). This workshop will be held on January 9 and March 13. iPhone/iPad II is for those wanting to take their skills to the next level. Specific apps for password control, photo editing, GPS guidance, shopping and more will be discussed. Also covered will be tips for working efficiently, using the cloud and integration across multiple devices. This workshop will be held on February 6 and April 3. Advance registration encouraged. Eric B. Orkin is a former business school professor and department chair at the University of New Hampshire, a successful high-tech entrepreneur, author of numerous articles, and an inductee into the prestigious HiTech Hall of Fame. Orkin owned two companies that developed applications using MS-DOS, then Windows. After two decades of dealing with Microsoft idiosyncrasies, he migrated his family to the Apple world and never looked back. He is highly regarded as a teacher in many fields. When presenting technology, he is noted for making it accessible, practical, and memorable. Orkin hails from Maine and Sanibel. Workshops are scheduled at The Community House 9:30 to 11 a.m. iPhone/iPad I January 9 and March 13 iPhone/iPad II February 6 and April 3 Members $30 per class, guests $35 per class. Contact The Community House for advanced registration. For more information on this event or other SCA-sponsored events, visit or call 472-2155. 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. iPhone and iPad courses are being offered at The Community House 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


41 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 3, 2014 A British Flair For Museums Under The Sea GalaThe Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is heading Under The Sea for its annual museum gala. This years event, titled Under The Sea: Across The Pond, will feature a 1960s theme with a British tribute band. Registration is now available for the gala. Proceeds go toward educational programming. Under The Sea will take place at The Sanctuary Golf Club on January 26 from 5 to 10 p.m. and will feature live and silent auctions. Tickets are $135 per person and reservations can be made online at For more information about the event, contact Krystal Butherus at kbutherus@ or 395-2233. From left, Dorrie Hipschman, Janet Strickland and Liz Harris Tools For Optimizing Your Health Workshops At Community HouseThe Community House will host four public service free workshops, Tools For Optimizing Your Health. The October issue of Prevention Magazine extolls the virtues of energy medicine. Each class will begin with learning hands on tools that take five minutes daily to shift the Blahs to Ah-Has with Eden Energy Medicine. Work with subtle energies to restore your energy when tired; sharpen your memory; boost your immune system; and alleviate stress and pain. Join Karen Semmelman to gain the gift of knowledge to self-heal. Wednesday, January 15 from 1 to 3 p.m. Joints groaning? Arthritis, stiffness, replacements? Create movement and looseness with Eden Energy Medicine Learn tools for those joints that whine too much or that discomfort from that hip or knee replacement. What happens if your child or grandchild sticks a ball in the toilet? It is blocked and the water seeks an alternative route. Thats what happens with joints. They need space and fluidity to move. This class will provide tools to create space, to unlock frozen muscles, to get energy into those tight joints or provide pathways to reroute energy flow around replacements. Thursday, February 13 from 4 to 6 p.m. Cancer dis-ease? Body, mind or spirit in overdrive? Unleash the innate ease with Eden Energy Participants will discuss that with cancer, normal cells have learned a new habit field that does not serve our overall health. Shifting the habit field energetically opens new cellular memory to the cell. This class will work with the commander of our energies to rebalance all the systems to enable shifts to the habit the cancer cells have created. By calming the energies and boosting spleen energy (which metabolizes everything we take in, from emotion to food), a new nice dance begins. Wednesday, March 12 from 10 a.m. to noon Stressed? Dropping a fork set you into meltdown mode? Activate your internal joy juice with Energy Medicine Stress. We all have it; its part of our culture. Not only does it deplete our spirit, but it depletes our body and minds, too. You will learn how to activate the radiant circuits of your energy systems, to find the positivity and joy even when the lynch pin falls. These exercises create the joy juice of life, relying on defined circuits in our body to wake the joy in each of us. Of course, singing, dancing and playing help, too. Wednesday, April 9 from 4 to 6 p.m. Eyes sad? Cataracts, night vision, bright light hurts. Could it be macular degeneration? Activate your inner healing with Energy Medicine Anyone do daily eye exercises? No? Why not? We realize the importance of exercise for our body and mind, but the windows to our world get neglected. This class will provide exercises for improving eye health and assisting with healing for cataracts, night vision, bright light that hurts the eye, others and teach daily eye routine. The workshops are free, but pre-registration is required. Call The Community House at 472-2155 to register. For more information about each talk, contact or For more information on this or other SCA-sponsored events, visit or call 472-2155. Show Sponsor: Adult: $42 Student/Child: $5All Shows at 8 pm unless otherwise noted7 pm, Opening Night Reception: Friday, January 102 pm, Wednesday Matines: January 22 & February 54 pm, Sunday Twilight Shows: Jan. 12, 19, 26 & Feb. 9Into The WoodsMusic & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Book by James LapineSo what happens after happily ever after?Original logo created by Martin Murphy. Into The Woods is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019. Tel.: (212) 5414684 Fax: (212) 397-4684 www.MTIShows.comCOMING SOON 2013-2014 Season January 10 February 15, 2014DefamationA Play by Todd LoganAdult: $42 Student/Child $5 8 pm, Shows: Feb. 20 March 2, 2014 7 pm, Opening Night Reception, Thursday, Feb. 20 4 pm, Sun. Twilght Shows. Feb. 23 & Mar. 2Romance/RomanceBook and Lyrics by Barry Harman Music by Keith HermannAdult: $42 Student/Child $5 8 pm, Shows: March 7 April 5, 2014 7 pm, Opening Night Reception, Friday, March 7 2 pm Wed. Matines: March 12 & 19 4 pm, Sun. Twilight Shows; Mar. 9, 16, 23 & 30The Big BangMusic by Jed Feuer Book & Lyrics by Boyd GrahamAdult: $42 Student/Child $5 8 pm, Shows: April 11 May 3, 2014 7 pm, Opening Night Reception, Friday, April 11 2 pm, Wed. Matines: April 16 & 23 DEFAMATION A PLAY BY TODD LOGANDIRECTED BY RICHARD SHAVZIN Show Sponsor: Linda & John Kramer Show Sponsors: Show Sponsor: The Stephen Sondheim/ James Lapine beloved musical is a retelling of classic Grimm stories as a parade of familiar folktale figures find their way into the woods and try to get home before dark. Follow along as iconic fairy tale characters experience a new cautionary tale about the responsibility of having your wishes come true. Discounts & Specials Available For Group Rates.2200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, Florida 33957Tickets: (239) 472-6862 and ONLINE at Opening Night Receptions Hosted by: Season Sponsor:


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 3, 201442 Riverdale Kiwanis Medieval Faire Is Coming SoonThe Riverdale Kiwanis annual Medieval Faire will be held on the weekends of January 11 and 12 and January 18 and 19 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Lakes Regional Park in Fort Myers. The event is expected to draw over 15,000 attendees. The club is seeking volunteers to help set up, especially those with carpentry or construction skills. The faire will feature jousting, live chess match, live sword fighting, royal court, childrens games and rides, jugglers, magicians, minstrels, period food and medieval themed merchants. Entertainment will be provided by professional touring medieval faire professionals. Tickets will be available the day of the faire. Adult tickets are $15 and children ages five to 11 are $5. Free onsite parking is available. All profits go to the Kiwanis of Riverdale Foundation Fund to support local programs including Thanksgiving baskets for the needy, Christmas dinners, Buckingham Exception School, Orange River Elementary, Sunshine Elementary, school grants and scholarships. For more information on the Riverdale Kiwanis Medieval Faire visit For group ticket information, call Sandy Wheeler at 369-6881. Two knights competing in performance combat photo courtesy of Will the Fidler, a strolling violin minstrel, at the Riverdale Kiwanis Medieval Faire Children and adults can go on the Seahorse Ride at the Medieval Faire Barely Balanced professional acrobats perform at a past Riverdale Kiwanis Medieval Faire photo courtesy of


43 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 3, 2014 Paint Your Pet On Canvas Workshop Offered At The Community HouseSpend an evening painting your best friend. Sign up for the Paint Your Pet course with professional working artist Jenny M. Licht and enjoy an evening of beautiful art made by you. All materials provided with class fee, including gallery-wrapped 11x14-inch canvas, use of brushes, palette, easel, paint cloths and other supplies as well. When registering, bring or email a photo and Jenny will draw your pet on canvas prior to class and have it ready for you to paint. Participants should wear their paint clothes and come prepared to have a fun and relaxing time painting. Bring a friend and make it a party! Wine and beer by donation. All are welcome to bring snacks. Registration and pre -payment is required. Paint Your Pet will be offered on Tuesday, January 14 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Minimum class size is five; maximum of 12. Sign up early and provide a clear photo of a dog, cat, hamster or even horse. Participants will complete painting in class. Register by calling 472-2155 or stopping in with your pet picture at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way. Cost for SCA members is $40 per class, and guests are $45 per class. For more information on this or other SCA-sponsored events, visit or call 472-2155. Paint your pet at The Community House 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 $1 Book Discussion At The LibraryThe focus of the Wednesday, January 22 book discussion meeting at the Sanibel Public Library is Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver. 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. Books featured for discussions are available in the library near the reference desk. It is preferable to come having read the book to be able to join in the discussion, but all are welcome. For more information, call the library at 4722483. Our email address is


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45 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 3, 2014 Sanibel 8-Ball Pool LeagueOdd Balls Move Up In StandingsDoc Lubinski, Matt Hall and Ray Walker racked up three wins each and the Odd Balls coasted to an 11-5 shellacking of Island Lifers. The win moved the Odd guys into second place in the league standings. Gary Murza showed flashes of brilliance for his Lifer team as he handed visiting Maine snowbird Noah Smith two losses. Fresh Legion Crew captain Gator Gates decided to take action to lift his team out of the league cellar. He imported Dennis Bender and John Gonzalez, two members of last years championship team, to cue up against Sanibel Caf. The result: a 9-7 win which pushed Sanibel Caf into third place. Birthday boy Gonzalez led the Crew with three wins over Pete Mindel and Cafs Joe Mason grabbed three victories over Bender. Jack Dalton led his fourth place Sandycapper team with three masterful winning games over Ball Buster Terry Ricotta. Two of the wins featured cross banks on the winning 8-ball shots. Sandycapper captain Kevin Pottorf utilized his patented laser aiming technology to embarrass Ball Buster captain Bob Bunrock in the last two games of the evening. Pottorfs effort helped his team to an 8-8 tie with the league leaders. Buntrock is checking with the Billiard Congress of America to see if Pottorfs laser aiming technology is legal or even ethical. December 30 Results Odd Balls 11Island Lifers 5 Fresh Legion Crew9Sanibel Caf 7 Bunts Ball Busters8Sandycappers 8 StandingTeam Name WonLost FirstBunts Ball Busters 12864 SecondOdd Balls 10983 ThirdSanibel Caf 10884 FourthSandycappers 10389 FifthIsland Lifers 68124 SixthFresh Legion Crew 60132SANIBEL 8-BALL POOL LEAGUE 2013-14 Standings through December 30 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 Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 3, 201446 January 3 Is For GrownupsThe once-a-month special event at The Sanibel Public Library, Stories For Grownups, is set for the First Friday of the month during the winter season, starting January 3. Stories for Grownups are at 2 p.m. in the Sanibel Public Library. This month, the featured story teller is Dr. Sidney B. Simon, professor emeritus from the University of Massachusetts, and an authority in psychological education. Simon is also the author of two Childrens books, written for his own kids when they were little. W.W. Norton published them in the late 60s. Simon has also appeared on various talk show programs, including Oprah and The Donahue Show. He has the knack for drawing stories from people in the audience. He urges people to come and just listen, or with a story they might get a chance to tell. Call the library at 472-2483for further information. Sidney Simon Monday Night MovieSince Otar Leftby Di SaggauThe BIG ARTS movie for Monday Night, January 6 is Since Otar Left, a superb family drama. Otars aged mother Eka (played by Esther Gorintin, who was 90 when she played the role) lives in Tblisi, the capital of the onetime Soviet republic of Georgia. She is a committed communist who thinks Stalin was a great man. Her daughter Marina says he was a murderer. The cramped quarters of their flat becomes an arena for their arguments. The one joy in Ekas life comes from the regular letters sent from Paris by her adored son Otar. She thinks he is working in Paris, but her resentful daughter and restless granddaughter with whom she shares the flat know a far more tragic truth. Should they tell her? The daughter tries to conceal the truth from her mother, changing the course of their lives forever. The late Roger Ebert said, The film tells a story of conventional melodrama, and makes it extraordinary because of the acting. The characters are so deeply known, so intensely observed, so immediately alive to us, that the story primarily becomes the occasion for us to meet them. I was touched deeply, again and again, simply by watching these people live their lives. The director and co-writer, Julie Bertuccelli, sees right into the beings of her characters. The film was a prize winner at the Cannes Film Festival. It runs 103 minutes. The movie for Monday, January 16, is The Hunt, a gripping drama. 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 Island Real Estate. BIG ARTS is located at 900 Dunlop Road. Tickets are available by calling 395-0900. Community House Beading Classes Learn the intricate art of beading with shells and other treasures of the sea with instructor Anita Gober at The Community House. All supplies are included in the price. If you wear reading glasses, you should bring them. A minimum of three is required for the class and there will be a maximum of 10 per class. Classes are held the first Wednesday of the month from 9 a.m. to noon. The schedule is: January 8: Spiral Rope Bracelet February 5: Large Shell Right Angle Weave Necklace April 2: Sea Biscuit Pendant Cost per class is $35 for members and $40 for guests. Advanced three-hour classes will be scheduled for $50 for members. For more information or class registration call 472-2155. To become a SCA sponsor, visit online at or call 472-2155. Spiral rope bracelet Jingle shell bracelet 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 Bacardi Rum Light or Gold 1.75 ltr. $25.99Smirnoff Vodka 1.75 ltr. $22.99Tanqueray Gin 1.75 ltr. $36.99Baileys Irish Cream 750 ml. $23.99A to Z Pinot Noir 750 ml. Reg. $21.99 SALE $18.99**Rated in Top 100 Wines in Wine SpectatorKim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc 750 ml. $15.99Leese-Fitch Cabernet 750 ml. Reg. $12.99 SALE $9.99 THEYour One-Stop for WINE SPIRITS LIQUEURS CIGARS GIFT ITEMS YourOne-Stopfor GROG SHOP One of the Best Selections of Domestic and Imported Wines on the West CoastBest Liquor Selection on the IslandsSpecial Orders and Case Discounts


47 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 3, 2014 Poets Corner selected by Tanya HochschildWeep Not For Madiba by Mike van Graan There will come a time When history turns When new heroes are birthed And made more giant by fading memory Of him who has now passed Not yet interred The time has already come For those without sin To cast their first Second Third Stones He should have done He did not do He could have done They hurl Empty vessel revolutionaries grown fat on Revolutionary speak Unexercised by revolutionary acts Already vulture his legacy Lesser mortals see fit To remind us of his fallibility Devils mock his un-saintly moments For anger against them Who pirate his name Who for thirty pieces of silver Betray his life Who in selling him out Have sold us short He needs no defending His defence is written In his peoples hearts In statues strewn across the globe In reams of tributes from high and low For a life well-lived It is we who must make our destiny Who must constantly free ourselves from tyrannies old From tyrants new Yet when we weep We weep not for him We weep for ourselves For having had too little of him For what has come after him For the likes of him who are not on our horizon We mourn what has become of us So soon after his light burned a path of hope Trite exhortations call on us to keep him alive Yet if we have become More unequal More divided More inhumane While he lived among us What shall become of us now? What shall we become now? What becomes us now? This poem, written by a South African Mike van Graan shortly after Nelson Mandela died, sums up much of the ambiguity people live with in South Africa. 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 We invite submissions from local poets. Anyone interested may submit their work via email to tutsie@ Each week, individual work will be showcased. From page 12IyengarRuth Yonan Iyengar, a Unitarian and local activist, will lead the presentation that includes a short video. Iyengar is an author (O Dolphin In The Deep, 2012), a playwright and actor. In 2008, she organized Greg Mortensons Sanibel presentation about his school building projects in Pakistan, a work that led to the publication of his book, Three Cups Of Tea. The Sanibel event raised over $14,000 to build a school in Afghanistan. Iyengar was born and raised in Chicago, attended Park College and Indiana University, and taught school for several years in the Chicago area. She is a former long-time Sanibel resident, now living in Fort Myers with her husband, Hal Iyengar. They have two grown children and two grandchildren. All are welcome to attend. Lively discussion, fellowship and refreshments follow the service. Read us online at Shore Fishing:Don't Harm The Fishby Capt. Matt Mitchell Landing a big sh from the beach can be hard on the sh. Dragging a sh up onto the sand if youre going to release it is not an option as it usually damages or kills the sh. Hold the sh in the water while you unhook it if youre going to release it. The less you can touch a sh before release the better for the sh. If you want a picture with the sh, support it as you lift it out of the water and do it quickly. Before releasing, revive the sh while holding it in the water; moving it slowly back and forth so water goes over its gills. The sh will let you know when its ready to swim off. Florida just recently changed the regulations on shing from shore. Florida residents as well as out of state visitors need a shing license to sh from shore.


AWARD WINNING Flavors From The Caribbean Rim! Visit Us Online @ Live Music & Happy Hour Available Details online! 239-463-5505 | 1249 Estero Blvd. Live Music Every Night! Happy Hour Mon-Fri Weve Got Your Game! ISLAND SUN JANUARY 3, 201448


NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands VOL. 21, NO. 28 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA JANUARY 3, 2014 B BSECTION Captiva Fire Engine Company 181 Takes Part In Training Exercisesubmitted by Lt. Shawn KilgoreOn December 17 at 1 p.m., Captiva Fire Engine Company 181 received a radio notification stating that they had a structure fire at 16459 Captiva Drive. Crew members pulled on their bunker gear, grabbed their tools, and approached the smoking building. A bystander told the crews that there was a person inside. Crew members forced the door open and disappeared into the smoke then emerged shortly after with the fire districts 180-pound training manikin. All of the excitement was due to a multi-day training program put on by the district. The property used was recently purchased and was scheduled to be demolished on December 23. The new owners of the property graciously offered to allow the Captiva Island Fire Control District to use the structures on the property to perform fire-training evolutions. Over a period of five days, firefighters performed hands-on fire skills including search and rescue, victim removal, forcible entry, fire suppression, firefighter emergency escape techniques, and smoke ventilation under the direction of Lt. Paul DeArmond. Captiva Fire Commissioner Colon Kilgore stated, This type of training is incredibly valuable for the district, both firefighting crews and the community. These training evolutions greatly improve the services the fire district provides to both the taxpayers and visitors to our island. The district greatly appreciates the generosity of the property owners for providing this opportunity. Fire crews arrived to find smoke pouring from the structure photos by Chief Rich Dickerson Firefighters Zack Van Dyck and Paul Morris making entry into the structure Lt. Shawn Kilgore creates an escape route through a wall to simulate a firefighter survival skill


2B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 3, 2014 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 Teresa 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


3B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 3, 2014 Mural At Community House Nears Completion Artist Christine Moore works on the mural located on the east wall of The Community House last Friday afternoon. She anticipates it will take her more than 24 hours to complete it photos by Jeff Lysiak The mural, which is expected to be completed this week, includes a whimsical beach scene co-created by John Grey Painting The Community House mural will be decorated with real sea shells by residents and visitors throughout January Top-floor Gulfside Place condo recently configured as 3 bedrm $1.295M Olde-Florida-style pool home in The Dunes golf & tennis community $749.9K 472-HOME (4663) 888-603-0603 2242 Periwinkle Way, Suite 3 in Sanibel Square Real estate blog at Spanish Cay condo w/beach across street & good rental income $274K furnished Beach Road Villas 2-bedrm townhome, pond view in small community w/pool $335K Island Beach Club #310F, endunit 2/2 w/this gulf view & rental income $474K Roomy Loggerhead Cay 2/2 w/ direct view down courtyard to beach, income too $499K Beachfront Sandalfoot 2 bedrm earning ~$60K in onsite rental program $699K Choices at Mariner PointeSanibels condo peninsula w/private fishing pier, boat dockage, 2 pools, tennis, on-site manager, & deeded beach access: 2nd floor artists 2 bedrm $499K, bayfront 2 bedrm walk-out $549K, & expanded/remodeled ground-floor 3 bedrm $599.9K Pick a Pointe Santo condo, 1 bedrm or 2, both w/rental income & views of gulf beach. Amenities include pool, spa, tennis, clubhouse w/planned activities, & more $499K & $649.9K Buy now & the only shovel youll need will be for digging in the sand S SANIBEL SINGLE-FAMILY HOME LOTS Dimmick Dr ~155 x 130 in Belle Meade, next to conservation land, $185K Sand Castle Rd ~100 x 125 in The Dunes golf & tennis community, $199K Sanibel Bayous ~136 x 194 x 156 x 128 on Umbrella Pool Rd, $399K Pie-shaped 1/2+acre on Limpet Dr w/ patio dock in Shell Harbor, $749K


4B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 3, 2014 As we turn our calendars to 2014, many decide to make New Year resolutions. What are yours this year? Is it to lose weight? Give up selfdestructive vices such as smoking or drinking? Allow me to suggest seven estate planning to-dos that shouldnt be ignored. 1. Update Your Will. That will, which sits in your safety deposit box yeah you know it the one that names your sister Nancy to act as the guardian for your children who are now in their forties. It desperately needs to be updated. Your family and financial circumstances have significantly changed since then, notwithstanding the fact that you no longer reside in Ohio where it was drawn up. 2. Sign a New Durable Power of Attorney. This document needs updating just as much as your will does and may actually be more important to you than your will. At least if your will is a problem it doesnt affect you youll be dead! Youll just leave a mess behind for your loved ones. But your durable power of attorney affects you. If you become incapacitated and dont have a valid durable power of attorney document that names someone who can write checks, pay bills and manage your financial and legal affairs, the alternative is a court-ordered guardianship. Thats no fun and can be really expensive. 3. Take a Look at your IRA and 401(k) Beneficiary Designations. It could be a real downer for your current spouse to discover that your former spouse is still named as the primary beneficiary on your IRA and 401(k) accounts. Another bummer is when your stockbroker switched firms and forgot to have you update the beneficiary documents. When that happens the Custodial Agreement controls who gets the IRA or 401(k). Have you ever read your Custodial Agreement? Its the thin onion skin paper thingy that came in the mail when you opened your account. The one you threw out along with the prospectus to all of the mutual funds. What the Custodial Agreement may say is that your estate becomes the beneficiary if you dont name one. Federal tax law our friends at the IRS shout with glee when your estate becomes your beneficiary because upon your demise your entire account becomes immediately taxable as income. 4. Update Your Health Care Directives. Unless you wish to become the next Terri Schiavo you should strongly consider signing a new living will and health care surrogate. You may remember the Dunedin, Florida woman who was on life support for 15 years. Schaivos court case between her husband who insisted that she would have wanted to remove the food and water tubes and her parents who argued she wasnt in a persistent vegetative state resulted in a political and media circus involving the U.S. Congress and the Supreme Court. I dont know about you but one of my lifetime goals does not include having my private health care matters being mentioned by our esteemed congressmen and senators preening for votes on national television. 5. Dust off your Life Insurance and Annuity Beneficiary Designations. For many of the same reasons I mention in #3 above, its a good idea to dust off the beneficiary designations to your life insurance and annuities. If you have any chance of having a taxable estate for federal estate tax purposes, now may be a good time to investigate removing the life insurance from your taxable estate by using any number of strategies, including an irrevocable life insurance trust (ILIT). If you already have such a trust but dont have all of your Crummey notices (the ones that made the contributions to the ILIT tax free) saved in one place, gather them together and give them to your estate attorney so that he will have copies in case they are ever needed. When might they be needed? Not until your death when your estate tax return is audited. By then you obviously wont be around to tell everyone where they are. Save your friendly attorney (not to mention your family affected by the taxes that our friends at the IRS may impose when the Crummey letters cant be verified) from the stress and organize the file. 6. Make a Tangible Personal Property List. Believe it or not, its usually not the money or real estate that the kids fight over. Those things can be divided up rather easily. Its the heirlooms that cause the most strife. Dads baseball card collection. Moms engagement ring. The painting on the wall. Creating a list of who is to get what can avoid some heated arguments in the stress of losing a parent. 7. Make Lists. Do those important to you know where your financial accounts are located, how to log onto your accounts online or which bank branch your safety deposit box is located? All sorts of personal information might be very difficult to find in the event of your incapacity or death. Unless your son is Sherlock Holmes its a good idea to let them all know where these important documents and items can be found. Just as most of us give up on our resolutions by January 2, do yourself (and your loved ones) a big favor. If you havent taken care of these matters, try your best to do so. Unlike losing weight or getting more exercise, you can actually delegate most of these tasks among your advisors such as your friendly estate planning attorney, accountant and financial advisor. Have a happy and healthy 2014. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at Will PowerNew Year Resolutionsby Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney; CPA Distinctl 35% OFF Sanibel 1025 Periwinkle Way Mon Sat. 10 5Evenings & Sundays by appointment 579.0412 Naples & Fort MyeLIMITED TIME SAVINGS ON SELECT ITEMS! 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O ered at $875,000 O ered at $875,000 Sweeping Lake & Golf Course View Sweeping Lake & Golf Course View You will be amazed by the spectacular land and golf course views from You will be amazed by the spectacular land and golf course views from this ground level 2bd/2ba, pool home located in the Dunes Golf and Tennis this ground level 2bd/2ba, pool home located in the Dunes Golf and Tennis Community. Relax and enjoy the views from the open, screened-in lanai Community. Relax and enjoy the views from the open, screened-in lanai or take a dip in the pool with its new energy e cient pool pump. This is a or take a dip in the pool with its new energy e cient pool pump. This is a wonderful location for bird watching or watching a birdie on the golf course. wonderful location for bird watching or watching a birdie on the golf course. 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 home 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 groove vaulted 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 with a sweeping golf and 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 pool. This is de nitely a must see! 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! 1182 Kittiwake Circle. 1182 Kittiwake Circle. O ered at 745,000 O ered at 745,000 Nicely Upgraded Nicely Upgraded Nicely Upgraded Immaculate 2BD/2BA home in the Dunes Golf and Tennis Community. This home features an open 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 beams. The 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 open to a porch 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 closet and a separate 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 landscaping. private screened porch with a view of the beautiful landscaping. 1076 Sand Castle. 1076 Sand Castle. O ered at $620,000 O ered at $620,000 JOHN R WOOD ISLAND REAL ESTATE, INCWishing all of our Clients and Friends Wishing all of our Clients and Friends a Very Happy New Year! a Very Happy New Year! 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 $525,000 O ered at $525,000 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 CONTRACT 5B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 3, 2014 PRICE REDUCED


6B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 3, 2014 Rotary Happenings submitted by Shirley JewellThe last meeting of 2013 was election time for Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club officers. Election committee members have been working on a slate for a number of weeks now, including a call for club members to make additional nominations for club officers for 2014/2015. Votes were tabulated by Rotarian Clair Beckman and the results are in: Bill Rahe, president; Chris DeCosta, president-elect; Charlie Emerson, vicepresident; Chet Sadler, secretary; John Danner, treasurer. New or re-elected three-year term club board of directors members: Bob Guggino and Scott Herzoff. New Rotary or re-elected three-year term trust officers: Lee Almas and John Grey. These officers will not take on their club responsibilities until July 2014 but during the first part of 2014 will be expected to take Rotary leadership training classes and begin their planning sessions for the next Rotary year. Rotary Internationals official year runs from July to July so we had two club presidents at the helm; John Grey from July 2012 through July 2013; and Scot Congress from July 2013 to July 2014. Some of the highlights for the year were: January the completion of a $75,000 restroom built in Haiti (club fundraising, Rotary matching grants and private donations). February successful arts and crafts fair, a $25,000 pledge to the Harlem Heights Community Foundation (naming of activities room). March Sanibel-Captiva Rotary recognized by Jack Drury for an $11,000 contribution to the Wheelchair Foundation (club fundraising, Rotary matching grants and private donations). April $500 to the FGCU art department for a student art show. May visit from Rotary Group Student Exchange from Caribbean, FGCU Rotaract gave an update on their trip to Costa Rica with school supplies (Sanibel-Captiva Rotary contributed to the $9,000 collected from district clubs). July 2013-2014 club officers officially on duty, Harlem Heights school supply disbursement event, Rotarian John Danners Birthday Ride, which raised approximately $20,000 for theWheelchair Foundation (private donations and match from Sanibel-Captiva Rotary). August three $4,000 college scholarships awarded. September $5,000 to Blessings in a Backpack Sanibel. October Rotary Dictionary Day for third graders at The Sanibel School and Fort Myers Beach Elementary, sponsored 10K Race for FISH, Ding Darling Days and CROWs Taste of the Islands. November donations to Heights Foundations Bountiful Blessings Thanksgiving Marketplace. December holiday party. We continued with our support for CHR, NAMI, Miracles in Action, El Hogar School, SCCF, Shelterbox, Polio Plus, Barbaras Friends, Hope Hospice Sanibel Library Foundation, Clinica Verde, Sanibel Youth Soccer, Haiti Water Projects, ECHO, The BaileyMatthew Shell Museum. This year, we also welcomed in six new members: Will Palmer, Scot Herzoff, Jack Alexander, Dorrie Hipschman, Holli Martin and Angela Larson-Roehl. There was a surprise element to our yearly wrap-up meeting. St. Andrew Rotary Club Kingston, Jamaica Club President Marie Powell was visiting that morning with her brother-in-law to say thank you to John Grey for his participation in the wheelchair distribution event held in Jamaica last October. Grey flew to Jamaica and stayed for four days, attended numerous Rotary functions and participated in wheelchair distribution events throughout the island. Over 110 chairs were distributed to amputees, accident victims, and the elderly. The St. Andrew Rotary club has a long association with the Wheelchair Foundation and has been distributing wheelchairs on the island since 2002. Since that time, 4,000 wheelchairs have been delivered. This club is now nicknamed The Wheelchair Club. Powell said, St. Andrews is a passionate club. (50 members strong, counting 46 past presidents). As president of her club this year, Powell will focus on building a safe home for girls turning 18 and aging out of state care. The home will offer a safe environment where girls can stay for an additional two years and receive vocational training. 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 2 2 39.834.8141 Bringing you home Sanibel Island Captiva Island Fort Myers Start off 2014 by letting me introduce you to the HOME you have ALWAYS dreamed of! A CPA spends years preparing formoments just like these .Call 239.472.13231648 Perwinkle Way, Suite D SanibelYour Concerns Go Beyond Taxes... and So Do Our Skills.As CPAs, we focus on your nancial life, not just your taxes. We look at where you want to be. See for yourself why our clients appreciate all the work we do. lic no. MV 81675239-267-2556Service that Speaks for ItselfIch spreche Deutsch OPEN MON-FRI 9AM 5:30PMSAT & SUN: BY APPT.Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email


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ISLAND SUN JANUARY 3, 20148B Improvement Seen For Twins In 2014 After Three Straight 96-Loss Seasonsby Ed FrankIn just a few weeks the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins will return here for spring training. Another great season is expected from the reigning World Series Champion Red Sox. The bigger question is whether any improvement is expected from the downtrodden Twins who have lost at least 96 games in each of the last three seasons. The old clich is hope springs eternal every spring for every team, but objectively improvement is on the horizon for the Twins. Whether they can vie for the tough American League Central Division title in 2014 is doubtful. But definitely they could edge back to a .500 season 81-81 far better than last seasons 66-96 mark. The brightened future for the Twins is the result of a stronger farm system, offseason acquisitions to bolster a woeful starting pitching staff and the possibility that several of baseballs most promising youngsters in the Twins organization could make their Major League debuts in 2014. The Twins starting rotation a year ago was the worst in the Major Leagues with the highest combined ERA and the fewest innings pitched. Only one hurler, Kevin Correia, with 185.1 innings pitched, came close to the 200-inning mark that Twins General Manager Terry Ryan says is the hallmark of effective pitching. But in the off-season, Ryan signed free agents Ricky Nolasco, Phil Hughes and Mike Pelfrey, all seasoned hurlers, to multi-year deals. And with Correia returning, starting pitching should be far, far better. That would leave a host of hopefuls including Samuel Deduno, Vance Worley, Scott Diamond and Andrew Albers competing for the fifth starting slot. In addition, top pitching prospects Kyle Gibson, Alex Meyer and Trevor May are being groomed at the Triple A and Double levels. Perennial All Star Joe Mauer is being moved from behind the plate to first base after suffering a season-ending concussion from a foul tip last August. The shift resolves a first-base question mark for the Twins who traded away their former MVP first-baseman Justin Morneau last season. Dont be surprised if baseball No. 3 overall prospect Miquel Sano makes his Major League debut for the Twins this year. The 20-year-old third baseman slugged 35 homers in the minor leagues last season. And looming as the Twins future center-fielder, Bryon Buxton is another Top 5 baseball prospect progressing rapidly in the Twins farm system. He may, however, be a year away from the majors. After three disastrous seasons many were surprised that the Twins awarded Manager Ron Gardenhire a new contract. But clearly the Twins have better personnel for 2014 and Gardenhire, with six AL Central titles in his first nine years, has proven he is a solid manager. Mientkiewicz to Return as Miracle Skipper The Twins announced last week that the popular Doug Mientkiewicz will return for his second year to manager their Class A Advanced Fort Myers Miracle in 2014. In his rookie managerial year, Mientkiewicz guided the Miracle to a 79-56 season record, including a Florida State League South Division title in the seasons first-half.continued on page 9B 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 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 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. 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9B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 3, 2014 The Dunes Golf ClubThrow Out WorstThe Dunes Womens Golf Association members played a New Years Resolution (Throw out the Worst 9 Holes) tournament on Friday, December 27. The results were: 1st Lee Bogan 20 T2nd Doris DeWitt 21 T2nd Betsy Cox 21 T2nd Daphne Hellmuth 21 Chip-in #17 Betsy Cox Doris DeWitt Lee Bogan Betsy Cox Daphne Hellmuth The Dunes Golf ClubNifty NinersResults from the Thursday, December 26 Dunes Golf & Tennis Club Nifty Niners play, format String Game, were: 1st Roberta Rohl (28.0) Sue Altum Phyllis Koury Sandy Jones From page 8BImprovement For TwinsHitting coach Jim Dwyer and trainer Alan Rail also will return to the Miracle staff while Gary Lucas will begin his first season as the teams pitching coach. He has been in the Twins organization for 15 season, the last six with Class A Beloit/ Cedar Rapids. Everblades on Four-Game Road Trip with Solid Second Place Standings The Florida Everblades began the week with a season record of 19-8-1-1 in the midst of a four-game road trip that started with a 3-2 victory over Orlando Saturday. With 40 points, the Everblades trailed first-place South Carolina by five points in the ECHL South Division. The road trip continued Monday at Orlando followed by weekend games at Gwinnett and Greenville. The local hockey team returns home to Germain Arena January 10 for four games against South Carolina and Orlando. This magni cent bay-front home completed in 2008 offers: a state of the art cooks island kitchen with custom cabinetry, TurboChef dual ovens, U-Line refrigerators, Dacor six burner gas stove, pot ller, KitchenAid washers, Bosh built in coffee maker, Sharp microwave, custom marble sinks, cork ooring, carefully selected granite tops, four seat bar, walk in pantry; domed foyer with imported inlaid decorative oor medallion, laundry room with Bosch washer & dryer; four bedrooms en-suite; two half-baths; an of ce with custom cabinetry; theatre with 100 inch screen & motorized curtain, nine recliners, each with a subwoofer in stadium arrangement, wet bar, RF controlled theatre system with theatre opening to upper lanai and bay views; outdoor kitchen and living area with marble gas replace and Dacor grill; ten car garage with rear door to access 125 beach and a huge storage area on the ground level; automated switch-over back-up generator, elevator, heated pool with spillover spa and waterfall; separate H2X swin spa with LED lighting, audio component and resistance swim feature; whole house audio, intercom and IT networking; security system with cameras; dumb waiter; European styled faade wall; shutters for all glass openings; and enclosed lanais that offer a cool mist system & fans. This great home with breath-taking views of the bay, designed and constructed with meticulous attention to detail, is one of the nest homes on Sanibel.$5,990,000 Magni cent Home for Your New Year 1077 Bird Lane Glen SimmonsVIP Realty Sanibel, Fl 33957 239-634-7623 email: Marge Angela Larson Rosier: The name that has been serving Southwest Florida for over 60 years 1200 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Matzaluna Plaza Sanibel IslandCall us anytime for your business and personal insurance needs on Sanibel and Choosing the Right Insurance Agent Makes all the Di erenceEmail your editorial copy to:


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 3, 201410B Sanibel Island Golf ClubBest Net BallOn December 28, the Sanibel Island Golf Club men played a two best net ball game. The interesting wrinkle in scoring was that in spite of having a partner, you did not know who that partner would be until after the conclusion of play. Each players number was put in the computer and it decided who the partners would be. It was a points game with one point for a net bogie, two points for a net par, three points for a net birdie and four points for a net eagle. The winning pair was Roger Cogswell and Jerry Mader. Cogswell contributed 40 points and Mader had 43 for a total score of 83 points. Cogswell said he got off to a rough start but improved as the match progressed. Mader said he had a good front nine (25 points) and then faded a bit on the back, so it was a very complimentary pairing. It was also Cogswells birthday and Maders was the week before. There was another winner the previous week who also had a birthday and the third time that has happened this season. In second place was the twosome of Buddy Long and Mark Wlaz with a total score of 78. Gene Taylors magic computer randomly picked Jim Mulka to be paired with Jack Tukey, and they had a combined score of 76 net points for third place. Incidentally, three scores of 74 and a 75 comprised the rest of the field, so overall it ended up to be a very evenly contested match. Jerry Mader and Roger Cogswell Barrier Island Title Services, Inc. (239) 472-3688Youll Appreciate the Difference Wheelchair Soccer ClinicTampa Thunder, a nationally recognized soccer club for people who use wheelchairs, will be in North Fort Myers next month to host a free event at Lee County Parks & Recreations newest center. From noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, January 18, people can watch a demonstration and participate in whats dubbed a Power Chair Clinic with team members of the Tampa Thunder Power Soccer Team and Assistant Coach Tari Carpenter. It will take place at the North Fort Myers Recreation Center, 2000 North Recreation Park Way, North Fort Myers. The center is at North Fort Myers Community Park next to the North Fort Myers Library. Power soccer is the first competitive team sport designed and developed specifically for power wheelchair users. Participants include people with quadriplegia, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, head trauma, stroke, spinal cord injury and other disabilities. Power soccer combines the skill of the wheelchair user with the speed and power of the chair itself to participate in an extremely challenging game similar to soccer. continued on page 23B SPORTS QUIZ 1. Name the last brothers before Atlantas B.J. and Justin Upton in 2013 to hit back-to-back homers in a major-league game. 2. Who holds the major-league record for most career major-league pinch-hit home runs? 3. In 2012, the New England Patriots ended a record run for most consecutive games played without their won-loss mark falling below .500. How many was it? 4. How many consecutive seasons has Gonzaga mens basketball coach Mark Few notched at least 20 wins? 5. Who was the Washington Capitals career points leader entering the 2013-14 NHL season? 6. How many CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer tournaments has the U.S. mens soccer team won? 7. Name the last filly to win the Kentucky Derby, and the year it was done. ANSWERS 1. Pittsburghs Lloyd and Paul Waner, in 1938. 2. Matt Stairs had 23 pinch-hit homers between 1992 and 2011. 3. It was 145 games. 4. Fourteen seasons, entering the 2013-14 campaign. 5. Peter Bondra, with 825 points. 6. Five (1991, 2002, and ). 7. Winning Colors, in 1988. ENGEL & VLKERSIsabella Rasi 239-246-4716 $3,900,000Sanibel Beachfront




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 Sous Chef James Ringle II, General Manager Marcus Preece, Chef Neil Griffin and Pastry Chef Ann Marie Peterson at Il Cielo Italian restaurant on Sanibel 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 CIELOChef Neil Griffin and his team are reinventing Il Cielo to bring diners creative American cuisine and internationally inspired specials in an upscale casual atmosphere. From locally caught fish, American lamb and grass-finished beef to farm fresh organic produce, there is a thoughtfully-prepared dish on the menu for everyone. Visit us to see whats new at Il Cielo.. 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. Read us online at 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.12B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 3, 2014


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. continued on page 14B 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. 13B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 3, 2014 SANIBEL CAPTIVA SANIBEL CAPTIVA Tracy Walters Tracy Walters REALTOR REALTOR 239.994.7975 239.994.7975 Connie Walters Connie Walters REALTOR REALTOR 239.841.4540 239.841.4540 John Naumann & Associates1149 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957Let us help you become part of them too We are part of the Islands 1272 Isabel Drive 150 Direct Bayfront 10,000+ sq ft of Island Living Largest Dock in harbor included Bayfront PoolO ered at $3,750,000 1520 San Carlos Bay Drive 110 Direct Bayfront Open air pool Guest Suites w/Breakfast area Immediate OccupancyO ered at $2,195,000 DIRECT BAYFRONT 4781 Tradewinds Drive Open Sundeck w/Gulf Views 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths Gulf front lot 100x348 Wood Flooring, Granite CountersO ered at $1,595,000 Plantation Village A112 Over 1500 square feet Florida Room w/Direct Gulf Views 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths Completely FurnishedO ered at $1,100,000 GULF FRONT 1009 Dixie Beach Blvd Open spaces w/3 bedroom, 2 bath Lap pool & spa Courtyard area, Great for entertaining Hardwood Floors & Tile throughoutO ered at $539,000 736 Cardium Street 3 bedroom, 2 bath 5-8 minute stroll to beach Large Studio w/Storage Natural SurroundingsO ered at $459,900 ACTIVE CONTINGENT


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 13BRestaurants 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. 14B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 3, 2014 Time to Refurnish Your Home or Condo? FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED SERVING LEE COUNTY COMMUNITIES FOR OVER 20 YEARS QUALITY PRODUCTS FROM: CARLTON, CAPRIS, LANE, FLEXSTEEL, SUMMIT DESIGN, DOUGLAS, QUALITY WICKER, SEA WINDS, SIMMONS, RESTONIC, BODY REST, REBWOOD, FOREST DESIGN, SHAW, PATIO DESIGN, BEST AND MORE.MONDAY FRIDAY 9-6 SATURDAY 9-5 SUNDAY 11-5LARGE SELECTION OF WICKER & RATTANOur Experienced Staff Will Help You Coordinate Delivery While Youre Here or Away OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK FURNITURE WORLD CAN HANDLE ALL YOUR NEEDS! FURNITURE WORLD CAN HANDLE ALL YOUR NEEDS!Living Room Bedroom Dining Room Patio Mattress Sets CONDO PACKAGE3 OR MORE ROOMS OF FURNITURE$6162CALL FOR DETAILS15631 SAN CARLOS BLVD, FORT MYERSCONVENIENT LOCATION FROM SANIBEL & FT. MYERS BEACH239-489-3311 Specializing in Sofa Sleepers LIVE ON THE ISLANDS Dusk Duo, Dean and Kathy Winkleman on piano, guitar and vocals, are regulars at Traditions on the Beach The Jacaranda has entertainment nightly. On Friday and Saturday, various artists are featured starting at 8:30 p.m. Weekdays, music is from 7 to 11 p.m. On Monday, its Renata, playing jazz, contemporary music and dance; Tuesday, David Christian, funk, 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 tonight, Friday, by the John Allender Band, and on Saturday with Cruzan Vives, a soca reggae band. Sunday Jazz Brunch is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with live jazz from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday is Hospitality Night with happy hour pricing from 8 p.m. to close. Karaoke is Thursdays from 9 p.m. to midnight. 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. TAX-CONSULTING & ACCOUNTING SERVICESServing the islands since 1978 Professional and Confidential Income Tax Preparation Individuals Corporations Estates & Trust Tax Consulting Tax Deferred Exchange International Taxation State Tax Forms (239) 472-5152 1619 Periwinkle Way, Suite 102, Sanibel Island, FL 33957 M.S.T.


15B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 3, 2014 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 This weeks lineup at Traditions on the Beach at the Island Inn includes: Friday Joe McCormick and singer Barbara Smith; Saturday, smooth music and dancing with Joe McCormick and Marvilla Marzan with the sounds of Broadway, Latin hits and all styles of popular dance music; Sunday, Dusk Duo with Dean & Kathy Winkleman on piano, guitar and vocals, performing pop, R&B, country and jazz standards; Monday and Tuesday, Pianoman Joe McCormick with favorites and smooth vocal stylings, R&B, jazz and pop; Wednesday, Dusk Duo with Dean & Kathy Winkleman Thursday, Pianoman Joe McCormick. Live entertainment starts at 7 p.m. Scott McDonald plays piano every Friday and Saturday at Il Cielos Cloud 9 Grill from 7 to 9 p.m. McDonald, a Sanibel resident, has had a long music career including being pianist for singer Andy Williams. The Crows Nest at Tween Waters Inn is featuring The Modulators Saturday through Tuesday until January 11, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. 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. Southwest Florida Gumbo Fest The 12th annual Southwest Florida Gumbo Fest will be held on Sunday, January 26 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at The Shell Factory & Nature Park in North Fort Myers. All proceeds will benefit The Nature Parks Environmental Education Foundation, Inc. Philanthropist Sam Galloway is presenting sponsor. Music, childrens activities, beer, cocktails, jello shots and several varieties of gumbo will be available. Gumbo is a rich soup built around a base of a dark, rich roux supplemented with celery, onions, peppers, spices and meat or seafood. Headlining the entertainment will be the Cracker Blues band. The band is made up of five players of diverse backgrounds: Don Zero Hedman, keyboards, trumpet and vocals; Bob The Professor Stickel, lead guitar; Tom Pillsy, bass and vocals; Smokin Bill Zink, lead guitar and vocals; and Ted Scott, drums. Cracker Blues has been performing for the last nine years in the Fort Myers area, has played at festivals and opened for acts including Charlie Daniels, Eddie Money, Foreigner and Lee Brice. Other entertainment includes The Certified Band, a four-piece group of accomplished musicians, and Gator Gumbo returns with the Cajun stylings of Gator and Sam. The sponsorship by Galloway Ford has allowed the gates to be open to all for free. Aqua Dog Sports Outdoor Big Air, Extreme Vertical & Speed Retrieve Iron Dog Challenges will be held on Friday, January 24 beginning at noon; Saturday, January 25 starting at 8:30 a.m.; and Sunday, January 26 at 8:30 a.m. Applications and the full schedule are available at www.aquadogsports@ The Shell Factory & Nature Park is located four miles north of the Caloosahatchee River on U.S. 41. For more information, visit Top Ten Books On The Island1. Two Sanibel Sunset Detectives by Ron Base 2. Deceived by Randy Wayne White 3. Sanibel Flats by Randy Wayne White 4. Obituary Writer by Ann Hood 5. Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff 6. Living Sanibel by Charles Sobczak 7. What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty 8. David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell 9. Allegiant by Veronica Roth 10. Another Sanibel Sunset Detective by Ron BaseCourtesy of Sanibel Island Bookshop. Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299 or email

PAGE 63 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 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 JANUARY 3, 201416B 17B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 3, 2014


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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~ My Stars FOR WEEK OF JANUARY 6, 2014ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Its a good time to take a much-needed break from your recent hectic schedule and spend some time in quieter surroundings. Important news could arrive early next week. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The Taurean traits of reliability and thoroughness could be well-tested when decision-makers consider your proposals and/or requests. Be prepared to answer some probing questions. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A sudden attack of boredom leaves you with some tasks undone. Its OK to take a short respite. But get back to work by weeks end so that you have time for other projects. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Avoid prejudging a situation just because it looks bad. Facts could emerge that would make your position uncomfortable, to say the least. A relative has interesting news to share with you. LEO (July 23 to August 22) This is a good time to begin reassessing some of your recent decisions about your long-range goals to see if they still have merit. Spend more time with loved ones this weekend. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) An unsettled situation at home or on the job early in the week could drain your energy levels, making it difficult to get your work done on schedule. But things improve by midweek. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A temporary setback could give you time to go over your plans to find weaknesses you might have overlooked before. A romantic getaway with that special person is favored this weekend. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Professional and personal situations benefit once you set a positive tone in getting things off to a good start. Honest dialogue smoothes over any occasional display of balkiness. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A problem with workplace colleagues or family members seems to defy even your sage counsel. But be patient. Your words eventually will lead to a resolution. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Dont just wait out that unexpected and unexplained delay in your career move. You could gain added respect if you ask why it happened and what you can do to move things along. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Although your workplace strategies usually are accepted, you could be challenged by someone who isnt so favorably impressed. Be prepared to defend your positions. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Your friendship circle expands, with new people coming into your life at this time. Welcome them warmly. But dont neglect those cherished longtime personal relationships. BORN THIS WEEK: You love to search for knowledge and share it with others. You would make an especially fine teacher. On Jan. 9, 1776, writer Thomas Paine publishes his pamphlet Common Sense, setting forth his arguments in favor of American independence. Originally published anonymously, Common Sense is considered one of the most influential pamphlets in American history. On Jan. 8, 1916, Rembrandt Bugatti, a sculptor and younger brother of Italian auto designer and manufacturer Ettore Bugatti, commits suicide at the age of 31. Bugattis sculpture of a dancing elephant was featured as a hood ornament on a 1920s Bugatti Royale auto. On Jan. 12, 1926, the two-man radio comedy series Sam n Henry (later named Amos n Andy) debuts in Chicago. Freeman Gosden and Charles Carrell, both white, played characters who were two black men from the Deep South. Over the next 22 years, the show would become the highestrated comedy in radio history. On Jan. 11, 1935, American aviator Amelia Earhart departs Wheeler Field in Honolulu on a solo flight to North America. Hawaiian commercial interests offered a $10,000 award to whoever accomplished the flight first. The next day, after traveling 2,400 miles in 18 hours, Earhart safely landed at Oakland Airport in Oakland, Calif. On Jan. 7, 1959, just six days after the fall of the Fulgencio Batista dictatorship in Cuba, U.S. officials recognize the new provisional government of the island nation. Despite fears that Fidel Castro might have communist leanings, the U.S. government believed that it could work with the new regime. On Jan. 10, 1961, Dashiell Hammett, author of The Maltese Falcon, dies. Hammett left school at age 13, eventually landing at Pinkertons detective agency. He worked as a detective for eight years and turned his experiences into hard-boiled crime fiction. On Jan. 6, 1975, a crowd of 2,000-plus lines up outside Boston Garden to buy tickets to the rock band Led Zeppelin. Someone pried open the Gardens locked doors around midnight, and soon hundreds of beer-drinking, bottle-throwing Led Zeppelin fans had the run of the arena. It was noted wit Ambrose Bierce who defined an egotist as a person more interested in himself than in me. If you could go back in time and sample a beer from the 1700s, you would find it to be significantly stronger than similar libations that are served today. The higher alcohol content helped the brew survive the long voyage from England to colonial India. Those who study such things say that roughly half of American women remove hair from their bikini area. Perhaps unsurprisingly, as women age, they become less likely to keep up the shaving or waxing, with only 19 percent of women aged 50-plus doing so. In Brazil, though, the practice is far more widespread; there, 65 percent of women in the 50-plus age group reported bikini hair removal. The average horse will produce 10 gallons of saliva every day. Historians claim that President John Quincy Adams kept a pet alligator in a White House bathroom. He reportedly was amused when unsuspecting guests had to make a trip to the loo. I wouldnt be surprised if youve never heard the word pilgarlic -its not a term you hear every day. Its literal meaning is peeled garlic, but colloquially it was once used to describe a bald-headed person. In the U.S. in 1900, imported perfume was taxed at a higher rate than imported opium. If you are planning a trip to Hawaii, you might want to go to the Sea Life Park on Oahu. There you can see a rare creature: the wolphin. This cross between a killer whale and a bottle-nosed dolphin also reportedly exists in the wild, but I imagine theyre a bit more difficult to find. In any contest between power and patience, bet on patience. -W.B. Prescott THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY18B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 3, 2014


19B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 3, 2014 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Readers, As we enter a new year, its wise to reflect on the previous one to see what has improved, declined or stayed the same. There is a federal report that does just this in regard to the children of the United States. As many of you are parents and child advocates working to better their lives, Id like to share some of the information from this report in hopes that it may benefit you and your work with children. There is both good news and bad. Below is a brief summary of the information collected. The complete report can be found at This report, Americas Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2013 the 16th in an ongoing series, presents key indicators of childrens wellbeing in seven domains: family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment, safety, behavior, education and health. It was compiled by the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, which includes participants from 22 federal agencies as well as partners in several private research organizations. A major finding was that the number of children living in the United States declined slightly, as did the percentage of the U.S. population who are children, although the percentage of children who are Asian, of two or more races, and Hispanic increased. The percentages of children who are white, non-Hispanic, and black, non-Hispanic declined. Other significant findings in this years report include: A drop for the fifth straight year in the percentage of infants born preterm, from 12.8 percent in 2006 to 11.7 in 2011. A drop in the percentage of children ages 4 to 11 with any detectable blood cotinine level, a measure for recent exposure to secondhand smoke, from 53 percent in the years 2007 and 2008 to 42 percent in 2009 and 2010). A drop in births to adolescents, from 17 per 1,000 girls ages 15 to 17 in 2009 to 15 per 1,000 in 2011 (preliminary data). A drop in the percentage of births to unmarried women ages 15 to 44, from 40.8 percent in 2010 to 40.7 percent in 2011. A rise in the percentage of male and female 12th graders who reported binge drinking consuming five or more alcoholic beverages in a row in the past two weeks from 22 percent in 2011 to 24 percent in 2012. A drop in the percentage of children from birth to 17 years of age living with two married parents, from 65 percent in 2010 to 64 percent in 2011. A drop in the percentage of children from birth to 17 years with no usual source of health care, from five percent in 2010 to four percent in 2011. A rise in the percentage of households with children from birth to 17 years that reported housing that costs more than 30 percent of household income, crowding, and/or physically inadequate housing, from 45 percent in 2009 to 46 percent in 2011. A rise in the percentage of children from birth to 17 years of age living with at least one parent employed year-round full time, from 71 percent in 2010 to 73 percent in 2011. A drop in the percentage of children ages 5 to 17 with untreated dental caries (cavities or tooth decay) over the past decade, from 23 percent in 1999-2004 to 14 percent in 2009-10. A rise in the percentage of children ages 5 to 17 with a dental visit in the past year from 85 percent in 2010 to 87 percent in 2011. The percentage of youth ages 12 to 17 who had a major depressive episode was unchanged in the previous year (8.2 percent in 2010 and 2011). However, this figure was lower than the 2004 high of nine percent. Lots of progress reported here but we still have work to do. Happy New Year! 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. 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 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


20B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 3, 2014 Superior InteriorsHappy New Year!by Marcia FeeneyThis year, instead of making that same old New Years resolution of losing that 10 pounds or going to the health club three times a week, resolve to give your home a New Years face lift. These design tips should serve you well as you move towards an updated, fresh new look for your home: Start a file of magazine pictures of rooms that you like. Even if you cant exactly pinpoint why you find a room setting so appealing, by reviewing your file, your decorator will be able to quickly understand the feel that you want for your home. Involve your professional decorator at the very beginning of your project. Doing so will help you avoid the costly mistakes that many homeowners make. The most successful decorating projects are those where the decorator and homeowner are very candid with each other regarding tastes, priorities, budget, timing and goals. Your first goal should be to design your home to suit the way you and your family live. Analyze all the rooms of your home; are some underutilized and some just exhausted from use? Maybe its time to relocate some activity centers and redirect some traffic patterns. Be realistic when determining the amount you plan to invest in the project. If you havent redecorated in several years, you may need to acquaint yourself with todays pricing to determine your budget range. Resist the urge to repaint your interior as the first step in your new look. There are myriad beautiful paint colors to complement your final fabric selections but painting your walls first will severely limit your choices in fabric selections. Color schemes should flow smoothly from room to room, especially in the adjoining living areas. This means some detailed attention needs to be paid early to the long range overall color plan. Forget matching sets of furniture and mono-chromatic safe schemes. A far more interesting look is a room of complementing wood pieces and companion fabrics in exciting complementary colors. Something slightly whimsical in every room will ensure that your rooms dont take their new look too seriously. Lamps, area rugs, candles and other accessories are all opportunities for a novel touch to keep rooms feeling light and welcoming. Use many different textures, materials and surfaces. Combinations of metals, woods, glass, woven reeds, fabrics, ceramics and stone will provide depth and interest to your decorative theme. Insist upon good lighting. A well planned room will have lighting at varying levels and intensities appropriate to the activity of the area. Close attention should be given especially to task lighting for activities such as reading, dining, cooking and desktop work. This is one New Years resolution that you and your family will be pleased you kept for years to come. Marcia Feeney is an interior designer on Sanibel/Captiva Islands. She can be reached at Insurance Tip Citizens Property Insurance Clearinghouseby Angela Larson RoehlCitizens Property Insurance will implement a new program effective January 27 that will attempt to identify private-market insurance options for new homeowner policies being quoted through Citizens. Insurances markets in the state have rebounded somewhat over the past couple years, therefore a clearinghouse statute was enacted by the Florida Legislature during the 2013 legislative session with the goal to help Florida homeowners find coverage in the private market. The advantages of the clearinghouse will be that the consumers will gain access to broader coverage options available in the private market and avoid potential assessments by Citizens that can be as high as 45 percent of the policy premiums. All Floridians will benefit from Citizens decrease in exposure and corresponding assessment risk. If a private market insurer offers coverage and the premium is within 15 percent of the premium being offered by Citizens, the coverage must be written with the private market. However, if the private market offers a premium more than 15 percent higher than the Citizens offer, coverage can be still written through Citizens. The clearinghouse will not affect Citizens depopulation progam currently in effect for policies through Citizens. Currently, the clearinghouse is open only to homeowner policies, so policyholders that have either a wind only policy or a dwelling fire policy will not be affected at this time. Consumers will not have direct access to this program and will need to contact an agent appointed with Citizens to access this program. It is very important that you talk to your agent about the coverage options available that fit your individual insurance needs, as there are many insurer options available to avoid having a homeowner policy written through Citizens. Angela Larson Roehl is a local Sanibel-Captiva insurance agent with over 20 years of insurance experience, who can be reached at VASANTA SENERAT CPA, P.A.CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT SANIBEL 472-60001633 Periwinkle Way Anchor Point FORT MYERS 418-00083949 Evans Ave. Suite 205 Accounting and Tax Preparation for Businesses Individuals Condo Associations Non Residents Top AgentsVIP Realty Group announced the top agents and sales teams for the month of November. They are: Lynda and Kit Traverso were recognized as top sales agents; Lomano, Nicholson and Associates was recognized as the top producing team and top listing team; Robin Humphrey and Martha Smith were recognized as top listing agents; Mary Lou Bailey was recognized as top producing agent. Lynda and Kit Traverso Lomano, Nicholson and Associates Mary Lou Bailey Robin Humphrey and Martha Smith ISLAND SUN BUSINESS NEWSMAKERS


21B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 3, 2014 Presenting The History Of Shell PointThe Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point Retirement Community presents The History of Shell Point, with President Peter Dys, on Monday, January 13 in the Village Church Auditorium from 1:15 to 2:45 p.m. Dys will share a pictorial history of Shell Point in this informative presentation that recalls how this lifecare community came to be, and the many changes and growth the community has experienced over the past 45 years. Throughout his 28 years at Shell Point, Dys has had the opportunity to interact with the founders and other key individuals who have made Shell Point the success it is today, and he will share his recollection of personal memories and important events in its history. This presentation is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required. Call 489-8472 for more information. To learn more about Shell Point Retirement Community, visit Using GPS Class sumitted by Cdr. Mary Smelter, The San Carlos Bay Sail & Power SquadronThe San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron, a unit of the United States Power Squadrons, will be offering a class in basic GPS operation on Saturday, January 18 from 1:15 to 4:30 p.m. This class will be offered again in February. The class is designed to introduce new users to GPS. The class will include discussions of marine navigation, how a GPS works, and GPS limitations. There will be an extensive presentation on what a GPS can do and what a boater can do with GPS. For those interested in purchasing a GPS, they will understand what a GPS can do for you along with some of the key features to look for. The cost of the class is $45 per person. The class is being taught at the San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron classroom, located at 16048 San Carlos Blvd at the corner of Kelly Road (across from ACE Hardware). Students can register online at www. or call 466-4040. Shell Point Island aerial Peter Dys, president of Shell Point Village 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 9100 College Pointe Ct., Fort Myers, FL 33919 | 239-334-1141In which state should you base your estate plan? The WRONG answer could cost you thousands ... or millions!ATTENTION!Dual State Residents Free Florida Estate Planning Guide 239-334-1141 or c ? y cost y I n whi c plan? cost y Craig R. Hersch|Attorney, CPAFlorida Bar Board Certied, Wills, Trusts & Estates Island Sun Will Power Columnist


22B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 3, 2014 deaRPharmacistNew Drugs For 2013by Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Readers: Here are some interesting FDA-approved items for 2013 in the United States. My column is printed in various languages so I apologize that Ive only listed English brand names; please ask your local pharmacist for translations. Happy new year! Love, Suzy FluNada (nasal/throat spray) homeopathic, OTC: Spray to stop cold and flu-like symptoms with this new natural remedy that contains a homeopathic blend of mint, wintergreen, eucalyptus and elderberry. Spray it in your mouth, and nasal passages, right where the bugs try to enter your body. The kill rate of FluNada was tested by two independent labs and found to be 99.9 percent. www. Vizamyl (flutemetamol) injection, Rx: Can this compound detect Alzheimers disease at an earlier stage? Think of it as a contrast dye used for PET imaging, because it attaches to beta amyloid plaques in the brain which dementia patients often have. Fetzima (levomilnacipran) extended release capsules, Rx: This is what pharmacists call a me too drug because works like other SNRI serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor drugs. Older ones include Effexor, Pristiq, Cymbalta and Savella and they improve levels of two key brain neurotransmitters involved in major depression, as well as fibromyalgia, ADHD, obsessive-compulsive and anxiety. Adempas (riociguat) tablets, Rx: The year 2013 brought approvals for several lung drugs, among them Adempas for pulmonary hypertension. The disease forces your heart to work harder. The other brand new medication that works similarly is Opsamut (macitentan). Anoro Ellipta (umeclidinium and vilanterol) inhalation powder, Rx: Inhale it once daily, it helps with asthma, bronchitis and other lung disorders. Dont confuse that with Breo Ellipta, a drug with similar benefits to breathing but different active ingredients. Clinolipid (soybean and olive oil) injection, Rx: Would you ever think to inject yourself with olive or soybean oil? This is a drug used to support nutrition in adults and its given intravenously. It provides calories and essential fatty acids. You cant get it if you are allergic to eggs, soybean and olive oil. Zubsolv (buprenorphine and naloxone) sublingual tablets, Rx: This helps people who are dependent on pain-killer drugs such as opiates (hydrocodone, oxycodone, morphine, etc). The drug is intended as part of a bigger program to treat drug addiction such as counseling and psychosocial support. The makers of Zubsolv have simultaneously launched an around-the-clock support program which is online. Its designed with input from patients in recovery. Zephrex-D (pseudoephedrine) tablets, OTC: Its to unstuff your nose and relieve a sinus headache. Its the worlds first meth-resistant pseudoephedrine tablet, designed to keep bad people from turning cold medicine into speed. Yeah, you didnt know? Decongestants are often messed with but its impossible with Zephrex-D because the makers invested in new technology that locks the drug in place. Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) tablets, Rx: For chronic hepatitis C virus without the need for interferon. This drug blocks a specific protein needed by the virus for its replication (growth). NovoPen Echo: The only insulin device which can dispense tiny doses like a half unit, making it appealing for treating children. It also has memory capabilities. 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. Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: I am in the corporate world and I travel a lot in cities. It is ok for awhile, but I am getting tired of living in hotels and being alone. If I resign the corporate life, I dont know what I would do but I am not happy with my current situation. What do you think the first step should be to make some decisions with my career?A: I hear these stories all too often. It seems as though you are out of sync and feeling some discontent due to lack of balance in your life. While your career path is ultimately your decision, I have some thoughts that may help you along the course of your decision making: Reset your body clock. You can do this by stepping out of the office or worksite and step into nature; a park, a riverbank, a greenhouse, a garden, even the nearest floral shop. Time spent in front of a computer, traveling and living in hotels days on end will slowly rattle your nerves. Recalibrate your bodys rhythms to the rhythms of the natural world, every day continued on page 23B 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, My 92-year-old mother came to live with us, so I immediately wanted to connect her with a doctor. I had difficulty finding a doctor who would take Medicare, but finally found one. A few months later she developed a very sore toe so we made an appointment with him. The doctor did some blood work and then looked at her toe. Soak you toe in hot water and you will be fine, but you do have high cholesterol and you will need to go on a very strict diet and I am going to order medication, the doctor said. I was shocked and disgusted. Why would a doctor be so concerned about cholesterol, deprive her of the goodies that she likes to eat, and order medication for a 92-year-old woman? Lois Dear Lois, Your situation presents a great opportunity to have a discussion with the physician. Health professionals establish treatment plans for a reason. Discuss with the physician the reasoning behind the treatment plan and the cost vs. benefits of following or not following the advice. Pryce Dear Lois, Some doctors do not seem to have the slightest idea of how to treat their elderly patients and this is a perfect example. Your mother must have done many things right to have lived to be 92 years old. I feel that she should just relax and enjoy her remaining years, eat what she wants when she wants. I suggest she sit in front of her TV in a comfortable chair and watch her favorite show while soaking her toe in a foot bath and eat what she wants. I would serve her an old fashioned banana split with chocolate sauce and nuts. 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23B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 3, 2014 by Karen L. Semmelman, Certified EEM, JD, AAML (03-12)Last week, we learned that by doing eight exercises for the eyes, known as Daily Eye Energy Routine, you may improve your vision. I received an email last week from another student advising that she experienced improved vision per her ophthalmologist after doing the exercises daily for two months. To review, the exercises are as follows (see last weeks column for details on completing each exercise): 1. Rub eyes when you awaken 2. Palm the eyes and rub the orbits while still in bed 3. Be shifty eyed 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) for a minute or so. 5. Wash eye glasses in cold water at least one time per day 6. Figure eight around your eyes. 7. Use good eye support ergonomics, use good light, sit the correct distance and in proper posture when working at your desk or computer for long periods. The last exercise is called Cover the Eyes; this exercise helps bring flow and balance between the energies of the eyes as well as the rest of the body. Step 1. Rub your hands together and shake them off Step 2. Place your energized hands, with palms facing the eyes, over the eyes Step 3. With palm over the eyes, cross your little fingers over your eyes, rest your thumbs on the temples and your middle fingers right at the hairline above the pupils of the eyes 4. Hold for three to five minutes You may do this several times each day to create balance between the eyes. This works since the palms are dispersing positive energy right into the eyes, the thumbs are settling down our buddy, Triple Warmer (the meridian that controls all of our energies); the middle fingers are resting on the liver neurovascular points; and the little fingers are resting right where the energies from the right and left hemispheres of the brain cross. If you want to see your vision improve, try these simple techniques that take all of five minutes each day. Or do the exercises more frequently to enhance vision to really make a difference. Exercises that are not covered in these columns include tools for cataracts and macular degeneration, both of which are beyond the scope of information for the paper. However, be aware the tools exist to change and improve these conditions. Have fun with your energy. Next weeks topic is New Years Resolution Strengthen Your Heart Energy! If you have a questions for Karen, email her at SemmEnergyCenter@ 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. From page 22BDr. Connieif possible. Surround yourself in the company of trees, flowers and wildlife no matter where you live, work or travel. One time I was giving several seminars in different cities in one week. I took my travel day to the next city and stopped at a zoo. It was fantastic and centered me again before the next seminar! A massage of any kind relieves muscular tension. Muscle tension is the number one symptom of stress, whether its sitting in traffic or in your workspace cubicle. Over time, muscle tension distorts body posture; it even compromises some organ functions. Swedish massage, Shiatsu, Rolfing, reflexology, or sports massage all have one goal: to relieve muscle tension and restore your sense of inner peace. What was once regarded as a luxury years ago is now considered a necessity in the fast-paced, information age we live in. Schedule a massage this week even if you are traveling for work. At some point, your inner gudance system will let you know when the right time is to make a career change that will shift you into a more peaceful and happy place. From page 10BWheelchair Soccer ClinicThe game is played in a gymnasium on a regulation basketball court. Two teams of four attack, defend and spin-kick a 13-inch soccer ball in an attempt to score goals. Power soccer is a growing sport, both nationally and internationally. Founded in 2004, the Tampa Thunder team has played in 150 games and competed in more than 25 regional and national tournaments and is currently ranked third in the nation. January 18 participants must be users of power chairs and must bring their own. Registration is in person on the day of the event, but prospective participants are asked to call Lee County Parks & Recreations Terri Farrell at 267-2181 or For more information, visit or www.powersoccerusa. org. For directions to the North Fort Myers Recreation Center, go to www. Eden Energy MedicineBalancing Energetic Flow Between The Eyes Improves Vision Pet Microchip Clinics At LCDASLee County Domestic Animal Services will host a series of clinics in 2014 to encourage microchipping of pets to help increase the return of stray animals to their owners and to protect owners if their pet is lost or stolen. Microchip Clinics will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. the first Friday of each month in 2014 with the exception of July. Dates are January 3, February 7, March 7, April 4, May 2, June 6, August 1, September 5, October 3, November 7 and December 5. The cost is $15 per pet; no appointment is necessary. Lee County pet-licensing fees are reduced if a pet is sterilized and microchipped. Visit to view pets for adoption or for more information. If a stray animal is found in the field by our Animal Control Officer, it can be returned immediately to its rightful owner from the field. The pet never has to enter our facility if microchipped, said Animal Services Director Donna Ward. Located across the street from Gulf Harbour 15065 McGregor Blvd, Ste 104, Fort Myers Online: Check out our dental specials MARK S. MATHUSA D.V.M Sanibel ResidentFull Service Care in one of ce!Medicine Dental Surgery X-Ray House Call Ground Floor Access Friendly StaffCompare our fees! Compare our service! After Hours Emergency 1640-3 Periwinkle Way 1640-3 Periwinkle Way Call Call 239.579.0804 239.579.0804 for appt. for appt.


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REAL ESTATE 28B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 3, 2014 CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON ISABELLA RASIHAPPY TO HELP YOUWITH ALL OF YOURREAL ESTATE NEEDS! RS 1/4 NC TFN 1101 Periwinkle Way #105 Sanibel, FL 33957ISABELLA RASI(239) 246-4716EISABELLARASI@AOL.COM International Client Base 600 Shops Worldwide Multi-Lingual Sta MOBILE HOME PERIWINKLE PARK$95,000. 60 x 12 w/ metal roof-over plus 20 x 12 Florida room. Master BR has queen size bed & blt-in dresser & dbl closet. Master bath has combo bath/ shower & dbl sink vanity w/extra storage. Guest BR has dbl closet + blt-in drawers & private bath w/ shower. Eat-in-kit is open to LR which ows into Florida room. Designed pass-thru from K to FL room. Private 12 x 12 deck, picnic table and storage shed. One car carport with adjacent 2nd parking space. Ceramic tile ooring in kitchen. Florida room & bathrooms. Carpeting in both bedrooms & LR. Home recently inspected & has all required tiedowns. New central air & heat system & stacked washer/dryer, all appliances louvered blinds throughout. Purchase completely furnished including all linens, dishes, pots & pans, tableware, 2 sleeper couches, recliner, 2 dining tables & chairs, 4 outdoor chairs & folding beach chairs, etc. Call owner 317-293-0915 or email for further information or to make offer. RS 10/25 CC TFN SANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971 RS 1/4 BM TFN ROGER NODRUFF ELECTRICLic# EC12002788. Call Roger 239-707-7203. Aqualink Motor Controls. Of ce & Store Maint.RS 6/7 CC TFN SERVICES OFFEREDBONNIES CLEANINGDaily, Weekly, or Monthly. No job is to big or too small. Call Bonnie Pratt 239-772-5234. NS 11/29 PC 1/3 AFFORDABLE HOME CAREHomeCare Services With A Difference Specializing in Alzheimers,Parkinson,Stroke etc. Live-ins, 8 hrs, 24 hrs. FBI Background Check available. Licensed & Insured. References Available, call Cell: 561-509-4491 or 239-963-8449NS 10/25 CC TFN HOME/CONDO WATCH CONCIERGE SERVICESDorado Property Management Full Range of Services Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 Call Lisa or Bruce at 239-472-8875RS 1/4 BM TFN WALK TO BEACH, EAST END1/2 Duplex, 2 BD 1BA Bright, Clean, Modern Avail Jan. Call Bob 410-913-2234 tidewaterbob@comcast.netNS 12/20 CC TFN VACATION RENTAL ANNUAL RENTALRE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace 239-472-2311 RS 1/4 BM TFN GULF PINES HOME W/PRIVATE BEACH PATH SANIBEL ANNUAL RENTAL $3,500/MO UNFURNISHED3200 SqFt single family home in beautiful, private community. One house from beach, short walk to 2 community pools and tennis courts. Large, private landscaped lot.3-4 Bedrooms -most with decks; 3.5 baths, large open living room -LR& EIK open to screened porch. High end appliances, 2nd fridge, W/D, 2 car garage. Contact: (917) 680-4440.RS 11/8 CC TFN ANNUAL RENTALS ON PARADISETwo 3/2 units available Unfurnished Washer/Dryer in each unit Newly remodeled Pets allowed On the river. Quiet island living. $1,900/Month Call Bridgit @ 239-728-1920NS 12/6 CC TFN 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 KELLY ROAD 2BR/2BA2nd oor, end unit w/screened lanai. Small complex w/pool & tennis. No smoking, no pets. Close to Sanibel & Ft. Myers Beach $800/mo. Avail immediately. Annual only. 239-851-4921 or 239-454-3252RS 1/3 CC TFN COMMERCIAL RENTALRESTAURANT, NIGHTCLUB, BARHigh Visibility, up to 90 seat possible, San Carlos Blvd 2 min. to Fort Myers Beach, Boat access Plenty of parking. For Lease Information call 239-246-4716NR 11/22 NC TFN VACATION RENTAL Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277RS 1/4 BM TFN LIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511RS 1/4 CC TFN SUNDIAL BEACH AND TENNIS RESORTOne bedroom condo (kings size bed), ground oor, steps to the beach. Rental daily, weekly, monthly or beyond. Please call for information: 917 208-6018SEALOFT VILLAGEPrivate community. Quaint cottage-two bedroom, two bathroom, pool, 250 step access to beach. Rental monthly. Please call for information:917 208-6018NS 11/15 CC 1/3 REAL ESTATEOPEN HOUSE CORNER WEST GULF DR. AND DINGMAN DR.Sunday, January 5th, 11am 2pm 4203 Dingman Drive, Sanibel Simply the Best! 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29B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 3, 2014 CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED LOG ONTO: IslandSunNews.comCLICK ONPLACE CLASSIFIED 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 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 tammy@royalshellsales.comNS 12/27 CC 1/3 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 BOATS CANOES KAYAKSDOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800RS 1/4 NC TFN FOR SALEBIG CLEARANCE SALE2431 Periwinkle Way www.SanibelSeaLifeGallery.comRS 12/27 CC TFN BUY SELL TRADE 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Fl Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1 Fax: 239-472-2334 www.crowclinic.orgHELP US PLEASE!!We need volunteers for: Clinic emergency patient admissions desk and baby animal feeders Visitor education center greeters and gift shop cashiers CROW (239) 472-3644, ext. 231 or volunteers@crowclinic.orgRS 1/4 NC TFN HELP WANTEDVOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for light general maintenance. Call (CHR) Community Housing & Resources, Inc. 472-1189. NS 11/1 NC TFN HELP WANTEDNURSERY ATTENDANT Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ seeks paid part-time Sunday Nursery Attendant for year round on Sunday mornings for infant-4 year olds. Background check and references required. 2-3 years teaching experience preferred. We are a theologically diverse congregation. For more information contact 472-0497.NS 10/11 CC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for the After School Program which runs Mon.-Th, 2:30 3:15 pm call Linda Reynolds 472-1617 RS 1/4 NC TFN HELP WANTED Adding new F/T employees at the Normandie restaurant: Cook, Prep/Dish, Server & Busser. West Wind Inn Resort, Sanibel. Tolls paid, Health Insurance. Call Laurent 239-472-1541 x331NS 1/3 CC 1/3


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) . . . . . . 472-232930B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 3, 2014 Pets Of The Week Girls just want to have fun! Im Marry and thats my motto. Im young and fun-loving and still looking for my forever home. You can start the new year with me as your new family member. My adoption fee is $50 ($25 off the regular adoption fee of $75 during Animal Services Resolution Buddies Adoption Promotion). Im Tippy and I was found with a paralyzed front leg that had to be amputated but it hasnt slowed me down a bit. I recovered in a foster home and Im ready to be adopted. Im a mix between explorer cat and lap cat and will keep you company all day long. My adoption fee is $25 ($25 off the regular adoption fee of $50 during Animal Servicespromotion). For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www. 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. Tippy ID# 578706 Marry ID# 577559 photos by




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