Island sun


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

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JANUARY/FEBRUARY SUNRISE/SUNSET: 7:14 6:10 7:13 6:10 7:13 6:11 7:12 6:12 7:12 6:13 7:11 6:13 7:11 6:14 VOL. 21, NO. 32 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA JANUARY 31, 2014 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands Read Us Online at A Jazzy Affair At BIG ARTSby Di SaggauBIG ARTS held a 35th anniversary fundraiser on January 24 and it attracted a capacity crowd. The special entertainment was by John Pizzarelli Quartet in concert. As we arrived, volunteers handed us fluted glasses of champagne and some salty tidbits. Everyone mingled in the courtyard until time to enter Schein Hall for the performance. What a treat. Pizzarelli is not only an accomplished musician, he is a fantastic storyteller. He regaled the audience with stories about his career and about his Dad Bucky, now age 88, another famous jazz guitarist. Pizzarellis brother Martin is bassist for the group, so you can tell that musical talent continued on page 38 Russ Bilgore, June Rosner, Phil Johnson, Nanelle Wehmann and Liddy Johnson Museum Fundraiser Was A HitThe BaileyMatthews Shell Museum hosted the 10th anniversary edition of Under The Sea at The Sanctuary Golf Club on January 26 with the theme Across the Pond. Hits of the Brits, a band that paid tribute to s British music, entertained guests with music from The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and The Who.Event sponsors, including Stewart & Sons Insurance, Timbers Restaurant and Fish Market, Baileys General Store and John Grey Painting, made this occasion a success. Clockwise from top left: Tony Stewart, Katie Dyshanowitz, Linda Stewart and Mark Stichter of Stewart & Sons Insurance; Matt Asen from Timbers Restaurant & Fish Market; Alberto Gonzales, Mike Cohn, John Grey, Nate Grey and Derrick Grey of John Grey Painting; and Cleo Weaver, Mead and Richard Johnson, Michael Boulton, and Victor Luna from Baileys General Store City Manager Addresses Issues At CASI BreakfastOver 100 condominium board members, owners and guests gathered at The Sanctuary Golf Clubs clubhouse to hear City Manager Judie Zimomra and her staff at the January breakfast meeting for CASI (the Condominium Associations of Sanibel, Inc.).East end property owners learned that construction of the cell tower on Donax Street is scheduled to begin in early February and will be completed in eight weeks. A final pre-construction meeting occurred on January 20 between Verizon and the city. Verizon is waiting for permits from regulatory agencies but does not anticipate a delay. The primary contractor must allow other carriers space on the tower for transmission. CASI has appointed a cell tower committee headed by Sharon Murphy, president of Loggerhead Cay. To substantially improve WiFi and cell continued on page 4Captiva Beach Renourishment In Final StagesThe final step in the construction of the 2013-14 Captiva Beach Renourishment Project began January 27 with the planting of native vegetation on newly restored dunes and the infill of plants on existing dunes. Sand dunes are important because they are lands first defense against erosion. Vegetation anchors and stabilizes the dunes making them more resistant to eroding wind and water. Plants also capture wind-blown sand and build up the dune. The Captiva Erosion Prevention District has contracted with Aquatic Plants of Florida to do this vegetation work. The contract also includes the construction of post and rope fencing to protect the newly-planted vegetation, fertilization, and watering. Existing posts that need to be replaced will be identified and removed. Of the 318,750 plants to be installed, 80 percent are sea oats. Other native species that may be used are dune panic grass, beach elder, sea ox-eye daisy, and dune sunflower. Part of the Hagerup Beach Parking Lot will be used to stage equipment used in this project but the lot will remain open. Aquatic Plants has already started staking out the areas to be planted. The public is asked not to disturb small flags in the sand. Installation will start at the north end of Captiva and move south. Crews will work from dawn to dusk, seven days a week. Disruption will be minimal and activity around any given house will be less than a day. Work should be completed around mid-February. The Captiva Erosion Prevention District will hold its monthly board meeting on Wednesday, February 12 at 1 p.m. in the Wakefield Room at Tween Waters Inn. Future meetings are set for Wednesday, March 12, and Wednesday, April 9, both at 1 p.m. at Tween Waters Inn. Call the district at 472-2472 or go to for further information. From left, CASI President Linda Naton, City Manager Judie Zimomra and Loggerhead Cay President Sharon Murphy


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 31, 20142 VENUS COMB MUREX SPONSORS Adventures in Paradise Baileys General Store Gretchen & Dennis Delman Doc Fords Sanibel Rum Bar & Grill Barbara & Richard Hansen Investors Security Trust Company Island Inn John Grey Painting Law Office of Janet Strickland, PA Nancy Pierce & Richard Famiglietti Marie Peart Sue Ann Pirsch Phyllis Sharp Stewart & Sons Insurance The Timbers Restaurant & Fish Market Tween Waters Inn PRECIOUS WENTLETRAP SPONSORS Bank of the Islands Heidrick & Company Insurance Island Pharmacy Jensens Marina & Cottages Lee County Electric Company Murty & Monk, Attorneys Owen-Ames-Kimball Co., Engineers The Sanctuary Golf Club Sanibel-Captiva Community Bank Stroemer & Company, CPAs Traders Store & Caf VIP Realtors UNDER THE SEA: ACROSS THE POND THE BAILEY-MATTHEWS SHELL MUSE UM WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE WHO MADE UNDER THE SEA 2014 A HUGE SUCCESS! GRAND SPONSOR LIONS PAW SPONSOR Dont miss our next event! Visit our calendar online at and like us on Facebook at Super Bowl Bash Great For FamiliesOn Super Bowl Sunday, which is this Sunday, February 2, Sanibel Community Church Student Ministries is hosting a Pre-Game Bash at The Sanibel School athletic fields. The event runs from 2:30 to 5 p.m., and includes a free BBQ lunch; a Punt, Pass & Kick competition; and a two-hand touch football game for all ages and skill levels. This includes the headline event: a Students vs. Adults game for the Golden Football. This event is free and is open to all ages. Last year, the adults won the Golden Football. This year, the students will come out ready to whomp the adults and win it back, explained Kevin Schafer, youth pastor at SCC. We have the wraps, ice and heat packs ready for this years game we are confident that the adults can win it two years in a row! Schafer added, We hope a lot of families can join us for this fun event and adults, too. If you are or have a student in sixth through 12th grades and would like more information about the Sanibel Community Church Student Ministries, contact Schafer at 472-2684. Grades 6 to 8 meet every Wednesday in the Youth Center from 5 to 7 p.m. High school teens meet every Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sanibel Community Church is located at 1740 Periwinkle Way (next to Jerrys Market). Football action at The Sanibel School athletic fields Youngsters await the start of last years Adults vs. Students football game Backyard Game Night At Community ParkJoin your friends and neighbors on Saturday, February 1 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Sanibel Community Park for Backyard Game Night. This event is fun for all ages, so bring the whole family. Ice cold lemonade will be served. Games such as volleyball, football, shuffleboard, corn hole toss, ladder ball and bocce ball are just a few that will be available. There is no fee to participate, and all activities are weather permitting. For more information, contact the Sanibel Recreation Center at 472-0345 or visit Arts & Crafts FairThe Center 4 Life Arts & Crafts Fair will be held Saturday, February 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be handmade gifts by 35 local artists and craftspeople. A variety of items will be featured, including fused glass, jewelry, photographs, paintings, cards, tropical plant arrangements, books, shell crafts, pottery, jam, chutney, hats and purses, and fabric and hand-knit apparel. A hot dog lunch will be available. The Center 4 Life is at the corner of Palm Ridge Road and Library Way.


3 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 31, 2014At Age 93, Shes Still Storytellingby Anne MitchellLongtime islander Bert McCarry celebrated her 93rd birthday last week in her favorite way. Guests were told, no gifts, just bring a story to tell. McCarry, whose birthday was January 24, is well known as being one of the original Storytellers of Sanibel, along with her late husband Noel. Over the years, similar groups have sprung up around Lee County and some of those inspired by the MacCarrys attended Saturdays party. After a pot luck Friends from the Tamiami Tale Tellers join McCarry on the swing. They are, front, Betty Madonna, and back, Lisa Leonhardt and Marilyn Graham Bert McCarry, front, third from left, with Peg OSullivan, Bess Joyner and Noranette Lear; and, back, Ayala Manolson, Clair Beckman and Ron Nixon 1628 Periwinkle Way 472-2893 Heart of the Islands, SanibelOpen Daily at 10am D aily at 10a m e 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! STOP IN ON THURSDAY TO CREATE A MAKEITANDTAKEIT BEAD BRACELET SOUVENIR! STOP IN ON THURSDAY TO CREATE A MAKEITANDTAKEIT BEAD BRACELET SOUVENIR!lunch at her home, the guests gathered around spinning yarns, led off by McCarry with a fable about a young weaver who was turned into a spider.,complete with props. McCarry showed that she still has a keen memory. Others spoke of their childhood memories or amusing events in their lives. Guests Lisa Leonhardt, Marilyn Graham and Betty Madonna, members of the Tamiami Tale Tellers, began storytelling after attending one of McCarrys events years ago. Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 31, 20144 February 8, 2014YOU CAN ALSO DONATE ITEMS! (DEADLINE February 6th) From page 1CASI Breakfastphone reception throughout the island and stay in step with evolving technology in the future, city staff will be meeting with a telecommunications expert who will help them anticipate needed ordinances and projects. The city manager reported that the city saw an opportunity to create a town center as envisioned in the Sanibel Plan when BIG ARTS, the Center4Life (Senior Center) and the Sanibel Community Association were all separately discussing expansion plans. The mayor invited those groups to get together, in a series of public meetings, to explore the possibility of somehow sharing resources and space in the vicinity of city hall, the Sanibel Historical Museum & Village and the Sanibel Public Library to create a civic core, a heart-of-the-island campus for community events and gatherings. The stakeholders are about 85 percent in agreement. When they reach more substantial agreement on a concept, a preliminary plan will be developed and presented to the public for comment and fine tuning. Whether this project will come to fruition will be determined by island voters through a referendum. Holly Millbrandt, acting director of natural resources, reported that there were 134 days last summer when rainfall reached a threshold where ecological harm was possible. To address the problem, the mayor and DNR Director James Evans have been working with local, regional, state and federal agencies and policymakers, visiting Tallahassee, Washington, DC and interested groups across the state. Most solutions are longterm, but petitions for funding at the state and federal levels are immediate. To be successful, these water quality initiatives need the attention and support of island property owners. Milbrandt asked properties to review their trim permits annually to make sure they are taking full advantage of allowable trimming to preserve views and contain long-term costs. Planning Director Jimmy Jordan reviewed the ways condominiums are able to rehabilitate and redevelop because of the citys Buildback and Resort Redevelopment ordinances. He encouraged properties to register, at no cost, for build back. Properties may choose what to put in their registration file. Surveys, property appraisals and photos are are often submitted. Jordan brought copies of the registration form to the meeting and noted that these forms are also available on the citys website at www.mysanibel. com/Departments/Planning/Forms. At this meeting, the city manager made the first public announcement that Sanibel has been ranked the fourth safest city in Florida, out of 202 cities ranked. Police Chief Bill Tomlinson noted that despite such good news, crime was up 30 percent in the past year primarily due to break-ins at condominium units and in cars on condominium lots. He estimated that in 95 percent of the cases, the units or cars were left unlocked. The chief urged associations to continue to instruct residents and guests to lock up. He also Pointe Santo President Lee Olson; Mayor Kevin Ruane; Ed Napolean, Gulfside Place From left, Lighthouse Points Carl Grisson and Bob McGarry, president


5 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 31, 2014noted that Sanibel Arms West installed cameras on their buildings, which may discourage theft and also may help catch the thief. Several associations reported that some of the dark skies standards are creating safety and security issues on their properties. The extent to which light must be shielded and directed fails to adequately illuminate some public stairwells, walkways and common areas. Properties which serve vacationing guests and an aging population must provide safe passageways and secure public spaces. The city manager noted that the ordinance was adopted more than 14 years ago to reduce light pollution into night skies. At the time the ordinance was adopted, a 15-year grace period was granted with the expectation that most properties would redevelop during that grace period. The economic downturn in the last eight years has postponed such redevelopment. Zimomra encouraged properties with a particular problem to address council. CASI members hope to address this issue at the February 4 council meeting. Mark Magnotti of Sanibel Seaview asked whether the build-up of sand and beach at properties could provide benefits such as increased permeable area. The city manager encouraged property owners with such situations to contact the city attorney. Because beaches erode and accrete throughout Florida, there is case law governing these occurrences. This CASI breakfast was sponsored by American Gallery Homes of Sanibel. Founder Ken Colter has been serving the island since 1979. CASI members have found his condominium and home renovations a great value and his workmanship meticulous. The next CASI breakfast will be held on Friday, February 21. Joseph Adams of Becker & Poliakoff will respond to questions from CASI members. Steve Mackesy of Island Management will address changes the state has made that will affect swimming pool management. Police Chief Bill Tomlinson and Julie Smith, manager of Sanibel Siesta Lee Schaff, president of Tennisplace and Planning Director Jimmy Jordan Jo Curtis of Pointe Santo and Dru Doyle of Oceans Reach Acting Natural Resources Director Holly Millbrandt and Jeff Molnar of Molnar Electric Manager Nancy Wright and Ellen ONeill of Sanibel Arms Linda Naton, president of Somerset; Carmine Rende, president of Sundial East; Ken Colter of American Gallery Homes; and Rhonda Henning of John Naumann & Associates


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 31, 20146 Celebrate Yourself SeminarHolly Maiz and Virginia Jones will offer the second Secret Signals Wednesday Wisdom Seminar, Celebrate Yourself, at The Community House. This seminar on February 12 at 5:30 p.m., will explore how a celebratory sense enhances our overall health and well being. Practical knowledge and playful activities will encourage participants to embrace mystery, remember magic and create meaning. At the heart of all celebration is an attitude of honoring. What happens if the focus of celebration becomes more personal? What impact would it have to plan day-today living in a celebratory way? Experiencing and designing each day as a personal party that embodies the vitality and spontaneity of childhood can reignite a passionate engagement in living, they say. Negative or stress-related emotions activate a cascade of chemicals that have been linked to diseases or dysfunctions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, chronic pain and mental health disorders. In our fast-paced, fear-based culture, the over-activated flight or flight response can be balanced by consciously choosing a celebratory approach. Maiz and Jones, Sanibel residents, are professors of psychophysiology. To register call or text 699-4545 or 898-1047 or use contact us at Early registration is $20, at the door, $25. Holly Maiz and Virginia Jones American LegionOn Sunday, February 2, there will be a tailgate party with a buffet all day and a 9-ball pool tourney starting at noon. Live music with Robby Hutto will run from 3:30 p.m. until game time. The following Sunday, February 9, a barbecue ribs and chicken dinner will be served from 1 to 8 p.m. Every Wednesday the legion has Hump Day Specials. The 8-ball pool league is every Monday at 5 p.m. Texas Holdem is played every Thursday at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. Players are welcome and must be members. Every Friday a 6 oz. ribeye steak sandwich is available all day, along with daily specials. The public is welcome. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 9 p.m. The legion is at mile marker 3 on Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information call 472-9979.


7 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 31, 2014 Youre Invited!Center 4 LifeArts & Crafts FairSaturday, February 8, 2014 9 a.m. 2 p.m. Handcrafted items by 40 artists Fabric art, clothing, shell designs Photography, cards, jewelry Chutney, marmalade & pickles Paintings, pottery, glasswork Books by local authors Tropical plants & arrangements Refreshments for saleCenter 4 LifePalm Ridge Road & Library Way Sanibel ROLEX OVERHAULS IN 2 WEEKSVisit Congress Jewelers and have Chris Wiles inspect your fine timepiece.(With in stock parts) Seriously? DANG-IT!my watch STOPPED again! Give me one good reason why you have not taken your Rolex to an authorized deal to have serviced yet? I dont know where one is? Flap Flap Flap Flap Flap You need to see...Chris, at Congress Jewelers,the only authorized Rolex dealer in Lee County. Chris is a fully Certified Watchmaker, and will have your fine timepiece running and looking like NEW! Seriously? Captiva Community Panel MeetingThe Captiva Community Panel will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 11 at 9 a.m. in the Auger Room in Chadwicks Square at South Seas Island Resort. This meeting is open to all interested islanders and the public. Among the agenda items: Update on the community survey results and discussion of the public workshops;. Discussion of property tax and appraisal issues affecting Captiva; Panel bylaws change discussion; A Captiva Erosion Prevention District update; A Captiva Fire District update; A Hurricane Preparedness and Response Committee update;\ Other business as necessary. A public workshop on the Captiva Plan update and community survey will immediately follow the panel meeting in the Auger Room (see below). Public participation is invited and encouraged. The next Captiva Community Panel meeting is tentatively scheduled for March 11. Information and background documents are available online at A community cruise is planned for February 11 with Captiva Cruises to meet and greet Community Panel members and fellow Captiva residents and business owners. The cruise departs from McCarthys Marina at 5 p.m., returning at 6:30 p.m. Due to limited vessel capacity, RSVP to 472-5300 to reserve a spot. Help plan Captivas future The Captiva Community Panel is updating the existing Captiva Plan, which sets out the land use and zoning policies the county uses for island properties. As a follow-up to the community survey the panel conducted last fall, it will hold public workshops to let Captivans discuss key issues identified in the surveys. The public is invited to participate in one or all of these workshops. A public workshop is planned for 10:30 a.m. to noon on February 11 in the Auger Room at Chadwicks Square. There will be an overview of the Captiva Plan and an update and previous panel planning efforts and review of community survey results. Other public workshops are planned in March and April. Captiva Community Panel is seeking nominees to fill current and future openings on the panel. No specific background is required, except a desire to learn about issues facing the island and a willingness to work to address them. Interested? Email your name, contact information and a little background about you to captivacommunitypanel@gmail. com for review by the panels Nominating Committee.


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 31, 20148 Island Seniors At The Center 4 LifeStart out the new year by joining the Center 4 Life. Meet your friends and make some new. Browse through the following activities, then stop by to sign up. iPad & iPhone Classes Instructor is Ronda Seifer Walis iPad Introduction: February 4 and 6 iPad Intermediate: February 11 and 13 iPhone Intermediate: February 18 and 20 A session includes a Tuesday and Thursday from 9 to 11 a.m. Cost is $60 per session for members and $90 per session for non-members. Class size is limited to four. You must provide your own device. Picasa with Patty and Your Photos Tuesday and Wednesday, February 18 and 19, 1 to 3 p.m. Two two-hour sessions per class. If you email or browse the Internet, you can do Picasa. This is hands-on training in Picasa, a free program from Google. Copy photos from your camera or memory card to your PC, and create and edit albums that are easy to email. Order prints without a trip to the store. You can crop, resize, sharpen and brighten colors. Class size limited to six. Your paid reservation guarantees your seat. Cost is $60 for members, $90 for non-members. Bring your camera, cable, memory card and card reader with 10 to 20 photos. Sample photos will be available. Coping with Life Series Friday, January 31 at 1:30 p.m. The Power of Energy Medicine with Karen L. Semmelman, director of Semmelman Energy Center. Working with energy as a vital living force forms the foundation of your well-being. Energy medicine heals the body by activating its natural energies and restoring energies that may be weak, blocked, disturbed or out of balance. Combining ancient practices with contemporary scientific understanding enables application to physical, emotional issues promoting joyful living and wellness. Members are free, guests are $5. Page Turners with Ann Rodman If you would like to be on the Page Turners list, email or contact the Center 4 Life. Wednesday, February 12 at 2:30 p.m. Featured book: My 92 Years on Sanibel by Francis Bailey. Mead Bailey Johnson, Baileys daughter, will provide some background information during the discussion. AARP Safe Driving Classes Thursdays, 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. Participants will be eligible for a discount on their auto insurance. Register by calling Ed Vander Hey at 292-4012. No membership required. Beginner Bridge Basics Class February 3, 5, 10 and 12. Istructors are Bruce and Christl Smith. Class is limited to 12 students and you must be able to attend all four classes from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Cost is $10 for members and $20 for non-members. Learn to Play Mahjongg with Katie Reid February 10, 11, 12, 17 and 18. Class is limited to four or eight students (to fill a table to practice). You must be able to attend all five classes from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All supplies are provided. Bring your lunch. Cost is $12.50 for members, $25 for non-members. Advance registration is required. Games: Bridge Monday and Wednesday at 1 p.m. Cost is $2.50 for members and $5 for non-members. Prizes are awarded. Hand & Foot Tuesday at 1 p.m. Cost is $2.50 for members and $5 for non-members. Prizes are awarded. Canasta Tuesday at 1 p.m. Cost is $2.50 for members and $5 for nonmembers. Prizes are awarded. Mahjongg Thursday at 1 p.m. Cost is $2.50 for members and $5 for nonmembers. Prizes are awarded. Trips: New Eco-Tour to Crystal River Monday and Tuesday, February 3 and 4. Cost is $209 per person, doubleoccupancy for members and $249 per person double occupancy for nonmembers; $279 single for members and $319 single for non-members. Includes round-trip transportation, overnight accommodations, dinner and breakfast at The Plantation Inn, admission to Weeki-Wachee (the original City of Live Mermaids) and manatee boat tour. The tour will be led by former National Parks Service Director Fran Mainella. Ybor City Tour and Tampa Bay History Center Tuesday, February 25. Cost is $79 for members and $89 for non-members. Includes round-trip transportation, guided walking and riding tour of Ybor City, lunch at Spaghetti Warehouse (converted from a cigar factory) and tour of Tampa Bay History Center. Historic St. Augustine Three-Day Tour Sunday through Tuesday, March 2 to 4. Cost is $349 per person, doubleoccupancy for members and $399 per person, double occupancy for non-members; $499 single for members and $549 single non-members. Includes round-trip transportation, three days and two nights at branded hotel with five meals (two breakfasts, two dinners and scenic lunch cruise on the St. Johns River), private trolley tour of St. Augustine with all day hop on, hop off privileges, free time in the historic area. Fitness Classes: Classes are available and all ages are welcome. Cost is $3.50 for members and $6 for non-members. Annual membership is $20. Sanibel Recreation Center members must show their membership cards to attend. Happy Hour Fitness Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8 a.m. This class keeps your brain fit and your heart, lungs and muscles strong with a combination of aerobics and muscle conditioning exercises and balance. Hand weights, stretch cords and your body weight will be used. Class begins with a joke and ends with a positive thought for the day. Silvia Villanueva is the instructor. Essential Total Fitness Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:30 and 11 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, stability balls and mats are used. 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. All exercises are done using a chair. Stretch, tone and strengthen while improving flexibility, proper alignment and circulation. Bring a towel. Kris Brown is the instructor. For more information on programs or to join Island Seniors, Inc., call 472-5743 or stop by 2401 Library Way. 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 To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


Thank You Contributors!Visit for photos and videos of New Years Eve Event. Kiss 2013 Good-Bye Kiss 2013 Good-Bye Welcome 2014! Welcome 2014!Steve & Gail Burke 24 Karat Gold 24 Karat GoldAdvanced Disposal Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club 18 Karat Gold 18 Karat GoldSanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Foundation Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille Bob, Darlene & Boomer Duvin Sanibel Captiva Community Bank 14 Karat Gold 14 Karat GoldAl & Sally Hanser H Al Nagel H Alex Werner & Karen Storjohonn HAndrea Miller, Sanibel Recreation Director H Anonymous H Baileys General Store H Baileys True Value Hardware Store H Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum H Bailie Johnson H Bank of the Islands H Barefoot Charleys Painting H Barry Roth, Volunteer Event & Sponsor Chairman H BIG ARTS H BP Service Center H Burns Family Team H Caitlin Cleveland H Captiva Cruises H Carmine & Ellie Rende H Charles Sobczak H Cheeburger Cheeburger H Cheri Herbert H Cheryl Cleveland H Chuck Bergstrom, RE/MAX Realtor H Chuck & Joyce Krivenko H Cice Birk H Cips Place H Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc. H Coffee Bar at Baileys H Committee of the Islands H Congress Fine Jewelers H Conte Dental Associates H Cowlie Johnson H Craig & Susan Scott H Dade Paper H Dairy Queen H Dave Rohn H Diane & Greg Cortese H Don Van Alstyne H Donna Mount H Donna & John Schubert H Dorado Property Management H Dr. Bruce Neill H Dr. John Fifer H Dr. Jose Leal H Earl, Pat & Suki Sawin H Ed & Lynn Ridlehoover H Ed Birk H Ed Wheeler & Anne Haslem H EnviroMow Lawn & Landscape Services H Finnimores Bike and Beach Rental H Fred & Mary Bondurant, The Bondurant Realty Group at John R. Wood Realty H Friends of Ding Darling Refuge H Gaither DeLuca H George & Lynne Campean H Geppettos Beach Foodies H Glen & Phyllis Gresham H Glenn Carretta H Great White Grill H Gulf Breeze Cottages H Heidrick & Company Insurance and Risk Management H Henry Glissman H Herb Strauss Theater H Hubie & Patsy Whitaker H Huxters Market, Deli & Liquors H Inge Glissman H Ireland Yacht Sales at Sanibel Marina H Island Cinema H Island Graphics Printing & Design H Island Inn H Island Paws H Island Pharmacy H Island Photography, LLC H Island Pizza H Island Sun Newspaper H Island Therapy Center H Island Vacations of Sanibel & Captiva, Inc. H Island Winds Coiffures H J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge HJerrys Foods of Sanibel HJim & Patty Sprankle H John Grey Painting H John T. Boone, Randy & Liz H Joint Implant Surgeons of Florida/Dr. Saqini H Joni & Marty Stokes H Judie Zimomra, City Manager H Karen Turner H Ken Burgener H Kennedy Construction H Keylime Bistro & RC Otters H Kirchner Contracting, Inc. H Kit & Lynda Traverso, VIP Realty Group H L3 Beach Photo H Lazy Flamingo H Law Office of Janet Strickland H LCEC H Lee Tauck H Liddy Johnson H Lighthouse Caf H Lily & Co. Jewelry Gallery H Lorin Arundel H Luc Century H Madelyn Rohn H Mark Pucher H Marilyn Kane H Mary & Dick Butler H Matzaluna H Michael & Rosemarie Houk H Mike Badenoch H Oceans Reach Condominiums H Over Easy Cafe H Pak N Ship H Pamela Smith H Paul & Lucy Roth H Periwinkle Park and Campground H Pete & Nancy Bender H Pfeiffer Realty Group H Phaidra McDermott H Physical Therapy of Sanibel H Pinocchios Original Italian Ice Cream H Planet Fitness H Richard Johnson H Richard McCurry H Richard Powers H Rick Sprout H Rob Moran H Robyn Moran H Robert Tobicash H Rotary Club of Sanibel-Captiva H Royal Shell Companies H Rusty Farst H Sam & Cookie Bailey H Samantha Romero H Sandcastle Construction Company H Sandy Bordiuk H Sanibel Beach Spa & Salon H Sanibel Caf H Sanibel Captiva Community Bank H Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation H Sanibel City Council H Sanibel Community Church Missions Team H Sanibel Day Spa H Sanibel Double D., LLC H Sanibel Fire & Rescue District H Sanibel Glass & Mirror, Inc. H Sanibel Historical Museum H Sanibel Holiday H Sanibel Home Furnishings H Sanibel Island Golf Club H Sanibel Sea School H Sanibel Seashell Industries H Sanibel Shell Automotive H Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club H Select Vacation Properties LLC H She Sells Sea Shells H South Seas Island Resort H Sun Harvest Citrus H Susie Sprout H Tara Murza H Tarpon Bay Explorers H Temple Bat Yam H The Beached Whale H The Bubble Room H The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club H The Grog Shop H The Inns of Sanibel H The Roepstorff Family H The Sanctuary Golf Club H The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company H The Sanibel School H Thistle Lodge @ Casa Ybel Resort H Timbers Fish Market & Restaurant H Tortuga Beach Club H Tracy & Connie Walters, aka Mr. Lister H Traders Store & Caf H Tween Waters Inn H Val Ward Cadillac H Vides Lawn Service H Ying Przybyzewski H Waste Pro H Willem-Jan Temper H Yolo Board Adventure Sanibel H Zebra Frozen Yogurt H Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva H Zurbriggen Financial 9 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 31, 2014


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 31, 201410 Whats Happening At The House In 2014Telephone: (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 CLASSES/PROGRAMSComplimentary Shell CraftingLesson: Monday 10 am -Noon Crafts on sale Mon.-Fri. until 3 pmSilk Scarf PaintingFeb. 4 3:30 pm $65 members; $70 guestsBeading With ShellsFeb. 5 9amiPad/iPhoneFeb. 6 9:30amOptimize Your HealthFeb. 13 1-3pm Public Service Energy WorkshopThriving In ChangeFeb. 18 10amMosaic Glass ClassFeb. 18 2pm $25 member/$30 guestSissis Paint PartyFeb. 19 7 pm $40 members; $45 guestsAstronomyFeb. 24 6:30 pm $5Painting with SissiTuesday 10 amSanctioned Duplicate BridgeTuesday & Thursday at 1 pm; $10YogaMon & Thurs 8:30 am; $15ZumbaTues & Thurs 10 am; $15 Voice In The EvergladesLuncheon, Feb. 12 $30 members/$35 guestsDooWop DanceFeb. 21 7-10pm $25 members in advance $30 guests in advance Floridas New Conservation Amendment: A Chance To Make A Differenceby Larry Schopp, Board Member, Committee of the IslandsFlorida voters 964,941 of them recently signed petitions giving Floridians the right to vote on a state constitutional amendment that will ensure a stable funding source for important water and land conservation initiatives throughout the state. Thanks to the successful petition drive, the measure known as the Florida Water and Land Conservation Amendment will appear on the ballot this November. Heres why this is such a critically important ballot measure: Its not just sunny skies and warm temperatures that make Florida so attractive to residents and visitors. Natural beauty, abundant wildlife, and clean water for drinking and recreation are just as important. But those natural assets are not guaranteed to last forever. As Florida becomes more and more desirable as a retirement and vacation destination, pressure to develop unspoiled areas increases, threatening the very resources that make the state so attractive. For years, Florida governors and legislators understood the need for a balance between development and conservation. Accordingly, they allocated funds for acquisition of environmentally sensitive lands to protect their natural beauty, habitat value for wildlife, and water storage and filtration capabilities. There was widespread, bipartisan support for programs like Florida Forever, which received funding from an existing real estate tax known as the doc stamp. That was then and this is now However, that was then and this is now. The current governor and legislature have, in recent years, slashed funding for Florida Forever by 97 percent and diverted those funds to other uses. They went so far as to direct that no new lands could be acquired for conservation unless an equal amount of surplus state land was divested. For that reason, several acres in Cayo Costa State Park (the island just north of North Captiva) were recently put up for sale by the state. That approach to conservation makes no sense. Alarmed at the recent turn of events in Tallahassee, a coalition of conservation groups organized to place a constitutional amendment on the November 2014 ballot that would guarantee a stable source of funding for water and land conservation by allocating one third of existing doc stamp revenues through 2035 for those purposes. The legislature would not be able to divert those funds. In order for the amendment to pass, a 60 percent yes vote is required in November. The Water and Land Conservation amendment would generate about $10 billion for conservation over the next twenty years with no tax increase to voters. This amount is less than 1percent of the Florida state budget. Sanibel and Captiva residents come through Here on Sanibel and Captiva, several groups including Committee of the Islands (COTI), Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF), and the Sanibel League of Women Voters participated in the petition drive with impressive results. Thanks to Richard Johnson at Baileys and the folks at the Sanibel Farmers Market who let volunteers set up tables, we were able to collect hundreds of signatures from local residents and some from visitors from other parts of Florida. Projects of local interest that stand to benefit are Everglades restoration and the flow-way to the south for Lake Okeechobee outflow waters, two critical projects that are in need of serious funding. If passed, the Water and Land Conservation amendment will put Florida back on the right track in protecting its rich natural beauty, wild places, and clean water. Its up to Florida voters now. Come this November, well all have a chance to make a difference. To read our past commentaries on island issues, visit We invite your input on this and other issues affecting our islands. Send us an email at or visit Committee of the Islands on Facebook. Independently Owned And OperatedUSPS 18: Bulk Rate permit paid for at Sanibel, Florida, 33957. 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11 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 31, 2014 ALBERT REAGAN DOYLEAlbert Regan Doyle passed from this life at home in the presence of family in Sanibel on January 23, 2014, after a long illness. Albert, the son of William and Gertrude Maye Doyle, attended Cardinal Hayes High School and then Manhattan College where he was manager of the basketball team. After college he attended New York University Law School and Boston University obtaining a bachelor of laws and a master of laws in taxation. His early career was with the Internal Revenue Service in Boston, Massachusetts. He then had a long career as tax counsel with Texaco in Harrison, New York. Albert served in the U.S. Naval Reserve from 1948-53 and then the Legal Headquarters of the U.S. Army in Orleans, France from 1954-57. Albert is survived by his wife Evelyn. The couple was married in Harstad, Norway after meeting in Paris during his military service. They lived in Boston and Valley Cottage, New York, before retiring to Sanibel in 2000. They were married for 57 years. Survivors include five children Patricia, Brian, Christine, Theresa and Stephen; five beloved grandchildren, Elizabeth and Jeffrey Luhnow, Quinn and Brett Kellogg and Fisher Doyle; two siblings Barbara Garrison and Lawrence Doyle. Special thanks to Alberts son Brian who provided care for him at home. Albert had many interests and hobbies that he pursued throughout his life, not excluding all things Irish. He was an officer of the New York Brehon Law Society pursuing justice for those oppressed in Northern Ireland. Albert also served as a board member and volunteer for FISH of Sanibel-Captiva. He was an avid reader, historian, writer and baseball fan who loved his Tampa Bay Rays. A funeral mass will be conducted at St. Isabel Church Sanibel on Friday, January 31, at 10:30 a.m. The mass will be followed by a reception at the church. Interment will occur at Gates of Heaven Cemetery in New York this summer. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations should be sent to Hope Hospice, 9470 Health Park Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908. Visit to view Alberts Life Tribute and share a condolence. OBITUARY Stella Evans Farwell, born on June 30, 1939, passed away on January 27, 2014. She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2008. Stella is survived by her husband, Phillip Allen Urion; her children, Lynne Farwell Johnson and Daniel Hubbard Johnson III; stepchildren David Kimball Urion and Mary Clare McCully; her sisters, Lynne Farwell White and Martha Farwell Levert; and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lynne Hecht Farwell and Frank Evans Farwell. Stella grew up in New Orleans, where she was Queen of Carnival in 1960. Her volunteer activities included being a founding member of the Louisiana Nature Center, St. Charles Avenue Committee and Preservation Resource Center. She served on the executive committees of the Junior League of New Orleans, Louise S. McGehee School and the Christian Womens Exchange. Stellas business background includes serving as vice president and principal of Exhibit Designers Inc.; director of advertising and public relations for Solar Power Corporation; and president of Energy Alternatives. In 1984, Stella left the business for an art career. She moved from New Orleans in 1990 to become a full-time resident of Captiva and to pursue her art career. Her artwork is in private and corporate collections. It has been in various juried, group and solo exhibitions as well as in the Madden Museum in Colorado. It has also been featured in local and national publications. Two pieces are in the permanent collection at BIG ARTS in Schein Hall, and the Captiva Civic Association has a permanent piece hanging in its board room. On the islands, Stella founded the Creativity program and was involved in numerous volunteer activities. She was a volunteer firefighter, Vice President of Island Water Association, President of the Captiva Civic Association, Commissioner of the Captiva Fire Control District and founder of the Captiva History Project. She also served on the board of directors of BIG ARTS, was Interior Space Planning Consultant for the new Ding Darling education building, and a board member of the CCA Foundation. Stella was a member of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America, Garden Club of America, the Captiva Island Yacht Club and The Sanctuary Golf Club. Her travels included trips to all seven continents. She went to both the geographic North Pole and geographic South Pole. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Captiva Civic Association Foundation, SanibelCaptiva Conservation Foundation or a charity of your choice. A service of celebration of Stellas life will be held at St. Michaels and All Angels Episcopal Church, 2304 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel at 3 p.m. on Friday, February 7, to be followed by a reception in the Parish Hall. The family asks you wear bright clothing. OBITUARY STELLA EVANS FARWWELL Annual Mass, Communion Breakfast Hosted By St. Isabel Womens GuildThe Womens Guild at St. Isabels recently came together for their 4th Annual Mass, which was followed by a Communion Breakfast in the Parish Hall. January is Pro-Life Month, and the theme of the breakfast was a baby shower. More than 200 gifts of baby clothing, diapers and other newborn necessities were collected along with a large donation of cash, all of which were given to Catholic Charities in Fort Myers, who help so many new moms and their babies. From left, Dottie McGovern, Father Christopher Senk and Arline Ford 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 Church continued on page 42 To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 31, 201412 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 C D with this ad 10 % OFF ENTIRE PURCHASE 239.437.4555 On your way to Costco, stop by and visit us next to Jasons Deli On your way to Costco, stop by and visit us next to Jasons Deli Resort wear | Cruise wear | Elegant casual Florida wear Resort wear | Cruise wear | Elegant casual Florida wear Escapada, Match Point, Before and again, Zen Knits, Barbara Gerwitz, Donna Morgan Escapada, Match Point, Before and again, Zen Knits, Barbara Gerwitz, Donna Morgan Thyme body and lotions Thyme body and lotionsMemorial Service To Be Held At Historical VillageA memorial service and celebration of life for Dr. James Frizzell will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 9, on the grounds of the Sanibel Historical Village. Frizzell was on the museums board since August 2012. Prior to his election to the board, he and his wife Janet were volunteers at the museum. Frizzell died at Hope Hospice in Fort Myers on December 15, 2013. He and his wife have owned a home on Sanibel since 1997 and became fulltime residentsl in 2010. They own three local businesses: Huxters Market and Deli, Huxters Liquors and Sanibel Spirits. The family has requested that donations in his memory be made to the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village, 950 Dunlop Road, Sanibel, FL 33957 or Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908. MEMORIAL SERVICE Dr. James Frizzell Unitarian Universalists To Celebrate Spiritual Journey For Social JusticeThe Unitarian Universalists of the Islands will host a contemplative service on the theme Love Is More Than A Romantic Gesture on Sunday, February 2 at 5 p.m. Holly McEntyre, a UU of the Islands member, will coordinate the service, which will include sacred readings and music as well as communal silence and sharing. The service will be held in Fellowship Hall at the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way. The public is welcome to attend. Thirty Days of Love: A Spiritual Journey for Social Justice is the current focus of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations (UUA), which is the umbrella organization for the 1,040 Unitarian Universalist congregations in the United States. In 2010, the UUA began the tradition of re-imagining Valentines Day as a social justice holiday. In 2012, this event evolved into Thirty Days Of Love, a month-long spiritual journey and commitment to sustained action and service to focus on the belief that love is the ultimate guiding force of our world. The goal is to harness loves power to challenge exclusion, oppression and violence based on sexual orientation, gender identity, immigration status, race, religion or any other identity. For more information about the UUA and its social justice programs, visit McEntyre has graduate degrees in law and Womens, Gender & Sexuality Studies from the University of Cincinnati (UC). She lives and works on Sanibel year-round and is also adjunct assistant professor at UC, where she teaches online courses on Gender and Popular Culture. McEntyre is also a member of one of the Sanibel Writers Groups, which present semi-annually at BIG ARTS and other local venues. UU 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 potluck is held at a members home on the third Sunday of each month. For more information, call 433-4901 or email To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


13 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 31, 2014 Nurse Joins Church StaffSanibel Community Church has announced the addition of Maria Dusenbery B.S.N.;F.C.N. as faith community nurse to its staff. Dusenbery has been a resident of Sanibel seasonally for over 23 years. Faith community nursing is a practice specialty that focuses on the intentional care of the spirit, promotion of an integrative model of health, and prevention and minimization of illness within the context of a faith community. Such practitioners consider the spiritual, physical, psychological and social aspects of an individual to create a sense of harmony with self, others, the environment, and a life-transforming relationship with the person of Jesus Christ. Sanibel Community Church is located at 1740 Periwinkle Way. Maria Dusenbery Its All About You Lecture SeriesSanibel Community Church is hosting a six-week series on the managing of chronic disease, and how to better cope with everyday lifes medical situations. The series is put on by Lee Memorial Health Systems. Will you commit to 2.5 hours per week for six weeks to learn how to get and/or stay active and enjoy your life? This is a highly interactive, research-based program with a lot of time for questions and answers. Admission is free. Its All About You Chronic Disease Self-Management Would you like to: Be better prepared for your physician visits? Be able to establish shortand longterm goals for better health? More easily manage your medications? Understand the benefits of exercise? Manage the symptoms of stress, pain and fatigue? Make smarter decisions related to healthy eating? Receive the book Living A Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions (4th edition, Dr. Kate Lorig, et. al.)? Will you commit to: Attend a workshop that lasts 2.5 hours each week for six weeks? Participate in interactive activities during the six-week workshop? Share ideas with the group that have helped you with your chronic health condition(s) or things you think might be helpful? Ask questions to clarify ideas/concepts? To register, call 424-3122 no later than Thursday, January 30. The series will be held at Sanibel Community Church in Room 130 on Mondays, February 3, 10, 17 and 24 as well as March 3 and 10 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 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 Supplying the islands with ART and Fine Framing for over 13 years. Thank You to our loyal customers. 630 Tarpon Bay Rd(near the Over Easy Cafe)Hours : Monday thru Friday 9am to 5pm Saturday 10am to 239-395-1350 Share your communitynews with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email:


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ISLAND SUN JANUARY 31, 201416 Celebrity Birding Authors To Speak At Ding Darling Longtime winter residents of Sanibel Island and nationally-acclaimed bird authors and TV personalities, Don and Lillian Stokes, will present two programs beginning at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Friday, February 7 in the free Ding Darling Visitor & Education Center on Sanibel. Their Three Easy Steps To Bird ID presentations will demonstrate how to take birding to the next level, no matter what level of current experience, by using quantitative shape. The Stokes pioneered this new approach to bird identification in their field guide series. Their latest guide, Stokes Field Guide To Birds: Eastern Region, contains more than 2,000 color photographs. It, along with their Stokes Field Guide To Birds: Western Region, draws on the expertise of their definitive, comprehensive The Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America to create portable guides that regional birders can easily use in the field. The Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America claims to be the most comprehensive national photographic guide ever published and is one of more than 30 books the couple has written about birding and nature. During their refuge presentations, guests will learn to identify Sanibels shorebirds, gulls, herons and more. The program will include photos taken by Lillian Stokes for their guides, including many of Sanibels birds. Following their presentations, the Stokes will sign copies of their books, which are available for purchase in the Refuge Nature Store, all proceeds of which benefit refuge conservation and education programs. Admission is free to the lecture, which is sponsored by The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company and Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS), as part of the latters 12-week Friday Afternoon Lecture Series. Future events are listed below; all include two presentations at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. As usual, Wildlife Drive is closed on Friday, but visitors are welcome to enjoy the free Visitor & Education Center and the recreational opportunities at Tarpon Bay Explorers, the refuges official concessionaire located at its Tarpon Bay Recreation Area. For more information on the lecture series, call 472-1100 ext. 241 or visit Upcoming Ding Darling Lecture Series Events (* Book-signings will follow all starred presentations) February 7 Don & Lillian Stokes, Authors Three Easy Steps To Bird ID February 14 Brian Fox Ellis John J. Audubon Re-enactment February 21 Kenneth Meyer, University of Florida Magnificent Frigatebird February 28 Volunteer Luncheon/ No Lecture March 7 Joy Hazell, Florida Sea Grant Learning & Loving Mangroves March 14 Mike Owen, Biologist Fakahatchee Strand March 21 Rick Bonney, Cornell Lab of Ornithology Citizen Science March 28 Erin Myers, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Florida Panthers April 4 Charles LeBuff and Chris Lechowicz, SCCF Amphibians & Reptiles of Sanibel & Captiva Islands April 11 Clyde Butcher, Nature Photographer Florida: Where Water, Earth & Heaven Meet Lillian and Don Stokes Additional Locations: 1156 N. Tamiami Trail in North Fort Myers Call 997-5777 2397 Davis Blvd in Naples Call 793-5800 Hours:Mon-Sat 8am 5:30pm Sun 9am 3pmComplete DO-IT-YOURSELFBoat Parts Store Marine Trading Post15600 San Carlos Blvd, Unit 170, Ft Myers (Beside Big Lots) Call 437-7475 Filet Table$59.99 Stainless SteelProps$299 Aluminum Props$99 3-Rod Holder$9.99


17 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 31, 2014 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: GCHS will bring out more rescue pups looking for a new homeSaturday, Feb. 15 at Tahitian Gardens.SIDEWALK SALESFEB. 12 17Oceanographer Describes Hunt For Ship Of Goldby Jeff LysiakWhen the SS Central America was sunk in a hurricane on September 12, 1857, not only did the disaster claim the lives of more than 400 passengers and crew, but the ship went down with a treasure of 30,000 pounds of gold. It took some 131 years, but when the remains of the historic vessel were finally found, it was considered the largest gold treasure to ever be recovered, and is still among the top richest wrecks in history from the Atlantic Ocean. On January 21, the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum hosted Dr. Ronald B. Toll, the senior biological oceanographer associated with the recovery expedition, who delivered an hour-long lecture titled Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea. Toll described the three-and-a-half-year hunt for the SS Central Americas treasure as, Walter Mitty meets James Bond. Being an oceanographer on that sort of expedition, let me tell you, it is nothing like (what you may have seen on) Jacques Cousteau, Toll told the standing-roomonly crowd. It is not drinking wine and talking to porpoises. Called Americas Titanic by marine historians, the wreck of the SS Central America off the eastern seaboard of the United States was considered significant not only due to its loss of life but for the amount of gold including over 5,200 newly-minted $20 Double Eagle coins which many thought would never be recovered. But after several failed expeditions, a team of research scientists, marine engineering experts and support staff and crew aboard the R/V Arctic Explorer discovered the remains of the legendary ship more than 8,000 feet below the oceans surface. Throughout the lecture, Toll shared video and photographic images from the expedition. In one stunning video, the team comes across a rare species of deep-sea octopus, which glided effortlessly across the surface of the Nemo, the submersible used during the recovery of lost treasures. He also showed pictures of the sea stars, fish and coral spotted during their journey; in total, 13 new species of sea life were identified. Also found amongst the wreckage were several artifacts, including garments, a box of cigars (presumably picked up during the SS Central Americas final stop in Cuba) and a Havana newspaper, which was still partially intact and readable. Then, Toll talked about what he suggested was why everybody came here tonight the gold. Although the exact amount of gold recovered from the shipwreck has been disputed for decades, Toll stated, There were piles and piles of gold bars, coins, dust and nuggets. One of the gold bars continued on page 28 Dr. Ronald B. Toll delivers a lecture about the SS Central America wreck and subsequent treasure recovery, titled Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea, at the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum on January 21 Some of the gold coins recovered from the wreck of the SS Central America


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 31, 201418 Wrap Up And Get Out Thereby Capt. Matt MitchellAs the reports of the crazy cold winter weather up north continue to make the headlines, we have also had a much colder than usual winter in Pine Island Sound too. However, our water temperature seems to have finally bottomed out and leveled off right around 60 degrees. Without any more drastic drops in our water temperature, the fish seem to be used to it. Although Im not currently catching lots of huge fish, action has been pretty much non-stop. Anglers willing to bundle up and go fishing have been rewarded with lots of tasty fillets to take home. Sheepshead and rat redfish made up the majority of the action on my boat this week. During the coldest days these were the main two species that would consistently cooperate and keep the rods bent. Sheepshead fishing continues to improve as conditions remained about as chilly as it gets for us. The longer it stays cold, the larger the average size of these sheepshead seems to get. Generally this action does not peak until the end of February. Any dock, rocky jetty, blow-down or bridge pilling throughout the sound is a good place to get hooked up on one of these stripped porgies. Be patient as the bite will often start off a little slow then get better and better. Chunks of shrimp with a small hook is the go-to rig for these soft-hitting bait stealers. Big numbers of just below-the-slotsized redfish were also found throughout the sheltered mangrove creek systems in the sound. Deep mangrove channels with good current on the lower stages of the tide held the largest concentrations of these rat redfish. These blue-tailed, cold water redfish are about as pretty as they get all year. If you caught enough of them, you just might get a few that would be over the 18-inch minimum. We did manage a few bigger redfish this week, right around 22 to 24 inches but they were few and far between. Handle these fish carefully as you unhook and release them; they will be big one day soon. During the very few warmer days we have experienced over the last week there was some pretty good action to be found out on the flats. Deeper flats (four to six feet) within close proximity of the passes had good numbers of ladyfish and jacks along with a few pompano and keeper trout in the mix. Live shrimp fished under a popping cork was the best method for this open water action. When things got windy and cold this bite just totally shut down as the fish, like most anglers, sought out a warmer and more sheltered refuge. On the coldest days I have been switching my bait up from a live shrimp to a chunk of shrimp rigged on a oz. hook-up jig. When you think youre fishing this rig as slow as you can along the bottom, slow it down some more and that should be just about right. Deep sheltered creeks and canals will always produce fish no matter how cold it is. Dont let a cold weather forecast keep you off the water; simply change up your tactics the fish are still there.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 ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEADS FACTORY TRAINED MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISERCourteous Professional Marine Repair Service Dockside Service Serving Sanibel & Captiva For Life472-3380 466-3344 Your Bottom Specialist Call on Paint PricesDave Doane NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEA D S FA C T O RY T R A I N E D MER C U RY MARINER JO HN SO N EVINR U DE S UZUKI YAMAHA O M C I/ O S MER C RU I S E R C ourteous Professional Marine Repair S erv i ce D oc k s i d e S erv i ce S ervin g S anibel & C aptiva For Li f e Y B t t Yo ur Botto m Yo ur B ot to m Specialist Specialist Call on Paint Prices C Call on Paint Prices C C ll on P in tPrices C C i i Call on Paint Prices Da v e D oa n e 1 Send Us Your Fish TalesThe Island Sun would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, or email to; or call Anne Mitchell at 395-1213. Paul Salassa from Philadelphia with a 35-inch redfish caught while targeting sheepshead on docks with shrimp chunks Call for departure time CAPTIVACRUISES H T H E I S L A N D S H THE BEST WAY TO SEE THE ISLANDS IS FROM THE WATER 10 a.m. Island Cruise to Useppa or Cabbage Key Adventure Sailing Cruises 4:00 p.m. Dolphin Watch Cruise Beach & Shelling Cruise Sunset Serenade Cruise with Island Musicians Reservations Required for All Cruises(239)472-5300Cruises depart from beautiful Captiva Island


19 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 31, 2014 CROW Case Of The Week: American Kestrelby Patricia MolloyWhen it comes to the American kestrel (Falco sparverius), size certainly doesnt matter. Despite being the continents smallest falcon at 12 to 14 inches long, it is a fast-flying, fiercely intense predator. Nicknamed the sparrow hawk, the kestrel is as comfortable in a bustling city as the quiet countryside. The next time you are near an open field or along a roadside, take a moment to scan the nearest power line for a small, colorful bird examining the ground below in anticipation of an unsuspecting rodent or lizard.The American kestrel is one of only three raptor species in North America in which the colorful males and females are easily distinguishable. Both genders have rusty-red feathers on their tails and backs along with two black stripes sometimes called sideburns on either side of their light-colored faces. Males, however, also possess slate-blue markings on their wingtips and atop their regal heads. Last month, an injured American kestrel was admitted to CROW after being found on the ground. The initial exam, which included palpation of the birds dropping wing, concluded that the adult female had sustained a metacarpal fracture or broken bone. Dr. Heather ordered radiographs to determine the extent of the patients injury followed by surgery to realign the bone. After the procedure, a bandage was placed over the incision to keep it clean and the patient was given antibiotics and a pain reliever for 10 days. One of the greatest challenges of wildlife medicine is keeping patients calm so that they do not hurt themselves further. Wild birds, particularly adults, become extremely stressed in captivity; not only are they likely to perceive caregivers as predators, but they are prone to injuring themselves in their cages in an effort to escape. Additionally, they often become depressed and unwilling to eat on their own if they are immobilized. Thanks to the skilled efforts of CROWs staff, patient #3388 is recovering very nicely. She eats everthing we put in front of her, said Dr. Kristen Dube, DVM intern. Soon, very soon, she can go outside. Shes perky enough.While the kestrel is still not well enough to fly properly due to the bandage on her wing, Dr. Heather plans move the bird to an outdoor small-flight enclosure this week. We plan to put her in with burrowing owls and just open up the door, she explained. That would give her enough space to excercise, since she cannot really fly.CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from our local area. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to P.O. Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit The female American kestrel, patient #3388, recuperates after surgery 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


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ISLAND SUN JANUARY 31, 201422 Sanibel-Captiva Conservation FoundationWeeds n SeedsA group of amateur botanists finds and identifies native plants on Sanibel, visiting different locations. The two-hour walks are guided by a leader with a plant list. The group will meet at the Nature Center porch. Depending on the location visited, you may need parking money. Bring a hat, water, sun-block and comfortable enclosed shoes with socks. For more information, contact Candice Etheridge at 395-9498. The group meets on the first and third Mondays in January, February and March; the next walks will be on \February 3 and 17, both at 9 a.m. Walks are free but donations to SCCF are welcome.Beach Walks at the West Wind InnMeet an SCCF guide on the beach at the West Wind Inn at 3345 West Gulf Drive to walk the beach identifying what the local tides, currents, and winds have deposited. Sanibel continues the commitment to protect local beaches by leaving intact the wrack community of cast ashore seaweeds and sea grasses that feed the insects, shorebirds and beach plants that live there. This program is free to all. TuesdayFebruary 4, 11, 18 and 24 at 10 a.m.Shorebird Walks at The Sanibel InnLearn the stories of the shorebirds encountered on the beach. Some have migrated thousands of miles tobe there. Sanibel continues the commitment to protect local beaches by leaving the wrack community of cast ashore seaweeds and sea grasses that feed the insects, shorebirds and beach plants that live there. Meeet an SCCF guide on the beach at the Sanibel Inn, 937 East Gulf Drive. This program, Tuesdays at 4 p.m. February 4 and 18, is free to all. Cruising along the Amazon River Spanish bayonet Beach creatures 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... TernsBotanist Leads Visual Tour of AmazonWwater levels in the Amazon River can vary 40 feet from high water in April to low water in October. A cruise down this mighty river and its flood plane at high water gets you up into the tree canopy, where there are lots of birds and critters to see along with orchids and bromeliads blooming. At low water, the Amazon shows its white sand beaches and waterfalls. Hiking in the forest is possible, petro glyphs are exposed and the electric eels are trapped in small ponds. Botanist and long-time Amazon River guide Pat Rogers will lead a visual tour of this mystical river on Wednesday, February 5. The program begins at 10 a.m. in the SCCF Nature Center auditorium. The lecture is free and open to all. 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.


23 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 31, 2014 San-Cap Audubon Presents Lecture On Falcons, Cranes And HummingbirdsEvery encounter in the wild with one of these varied and unique species provides photographer and scientist William Hyde the opportunity to study, record and interpret their behavior. On Thursday, February 6 at 7:30 p.m. Hyde will present his program Images To Inspire: The Wonders of Peregrine Falcons, Sandhill Cranes and Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds, at The Community House, located at 2173 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. With a Ph.D. in organic chemistry, Hyde spent 30 years with Upjohn and successor companies in a variety of roles as a medicinal chemist, patent scientist, research contracts scientist, in technology licensing evaluation, and in administration in central nervous system diseases research. He retired from Pfizer in 2003, and in 2009, after several more years consulting on technology evaluation and patent work for small start-up life sciences companies, Hyde decided to fully focus his talents and enthusiasm on wildlife, nature and photography. One of his earliest memories of photography was when his dad opened his Kodak camera, extended the bellows, set the self-timer continued on page 30 William Hyde does some bird-watching through the lens of his camera Peregrine falcon Sandhill crane chicks Ruby-throated hummingbirds Take an iconic island restaurant, add a generous dose of waterfront views, season with saucy cuisine, seductive wines, authentic ambience and cap it o with Flamb Bananas Foster served tableside and romantic music. Enjoy the romantic pleasures of scenery and cuisine perfectly paired with a menu that clearly epitomizes the notion of cooking with love. Valentines Day Romantic Island Dinner Waterview Restaurant at Sundial Beach Resort Friday, February 14 Reservations every half hour from 5-9 pm Dance music provided by Canary & Keys from 6-10 pm playing romantic favorites from the 50s, 60s, and 70s $150 per couple or $75 per individual, plus tax & gratuities Call 239-472-4151 for reservations, prepaid with credit cards. 1451 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island Valentines Day Romantic Island Dinner Waterview Restaurant at Sundial Beach Resort Friday, February 14$150 per couple or $75 per individual, plus tax & gratuities


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ISLAND SUN JANUARY 31, 201426 Shell Museum Lecture Series Gosselin On Crafting With ShellsGoz Gosselin will lead a shell crafting discussion on Wednesday, February 5 at 2 p.m. at the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum. He will discuss how to make shell flowers and will display samples of his work. The lecture is free with museum membership or $5 admission. Gosselin r etired at age 46 from a successful 25-year career in the florist profession, and moved to Sanibel. Wanting to meet new people, he volunteered to help the local Community House design shell items for the annual Sanibel Shell Fair & Show. Perhaps because Gosselin was a floral designer with a particular penchant for the unusual, friends and family convinced him to enter his shell-art creations in local shell shows for competition. Through the years, he has won innumerable blue ribbons and top trophies. He is recognized not only at these shows, but by the fine arts and crafts community. A serious and knowledgeable gardener in his own right, he at times challenges himself to create a botanically correct specimen. Though he prefers the freedom of creating a work of imagination, he is equally at ease with a work on botanical reproduction. The Shell Museum Lecture Series continues throughout the season. For a full schedule of events, visit Goz Gosselin stands with Shellabration 2012, a floral arrangement made from shells that he donated to the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum in honor of his wife, Terri Power Squadron Boating SeminarsThe Sanibel-Captiva Power Squadron, a non-profit educational organization for the promotion of safe boating, is offering a pair of twohour seminars to help boaters avoid the embarrassment and expense of running aground in local waters. How to Read a Chart will be held on Saturday, February 15 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Sanibel Library. A second seminar, Using GPS, will follow from 2 to 4 p.m. in the same location. A fee of $30 is required for each seminar to cover the cost of materials. The chart seminar focuses on the best type of charts to use for our coastal waters, understanding the aids to navigation symbols found on charts, the significance of the background color, proper use of the compass rose found on every chart, how to plot a course in advance to determine arrival time of a planned trip and how to identify waypoints if you have a GPS. Participants will receive a flip-fold waterproof brochure illustrating chart symbols. The GPS seminar explains the principles of waypoint navigation and shows how to relate the GPS data to charts. Students will receive a copy of the waterproof McGraw-Hill Captains Quick Guide Using GPS to take aboard. The seminars are taught by certified instructors who have a great deal of local boating knowledge. Those attending any of these seminars will be registered in the United States Power Squadrons national database and receive credit toward future national boating certification. For course descriptions and registration go to seminars.htm. Click on find a location near me and follow the instructions for registration. Call Andrew Jacob at 5390055 or Steve Abbott at 395-9409 for assistance or questions. 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


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ISLAND SUN JANUARY 31, 201428 From page 17Oceanographer At Shell Museumfound during the expedition since called the Eureka bar weighed approximately 72 pounds. It sold several years ago for $8 million. Some experts estimate the total value of the gold found by the treasure-hunting team to be equivalent to $300,000,000 in todays economy. One question raised by Toll addressed the security aboard the R/V Arctic Explorer. I asked the ships captain about pirates, and whether wed be safe, he said. He told me that our ship had a rifle and a pistol. And I responded, Great, well be reloading while the pirates are shooting at us with their semiautomatic weapons! Thankfully, the R/V Arctic Explorer returned home safe and without incident. Truly, it was the opportunity of my career and of my lifetime, added Toll about the experience. I thought it might turn out to be something big. It actually turned out to be something huge. An encore presentation of Tolls lecture will take place at the BaileyMatthews Shell Museum, 3075 SanibelCaptiva Road, on Tuesday, February 18 at 5:30 p.m. For advanced reservations or for more information about upcoming events, call 395-2233 or visit An Inside Look At Wildlife RecoveryThe CROW Picture Show offers insights about the native and migratory wildlife species brought to CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife), with photos of patients in treatment at the facility. In 2013, CROWs wildlife hospital cared for 3391 sick, injured, and orphaned animals. Of the 200 different species, 60 percent were birds, with 33 percent mammals and 7 percent reptiles. CROW is not permitted to display its patients publically, so this presentation offers the next best thing: numerous candid snapshots of current and past patients, with commentary by Claudia Burns, a veteran clinic volunteer. The next CROW Picture Show is on Friday January 31 at 11 a.m., with a repeat at 2 p.m., in CROWs Visitor Education Center at 3883 SanibelCaptiva Road, across from the Sanibel School. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for teens, free for members and children 12 and under. The entry fee also includes access to the Visitor Education Center, which exhibits CROWs efforts to save wildlife through care, education and collaboration. For more information, call 472-3644, ext. 228. To learn more about CROW, visit great food good timesJean Le Boeuf food PLACEIsland Restaurant 239-472-0223 Casual Outdoor Dining Valentines Day Friday, February 14 Treat your sweetheart to lunch or dinner in the garden or on the porch. Call 239-472-0223 for reservations. 1571 Periwinkle Way 239-472-5223


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ISLAND SUN JANUARY 31, 201430 From page 23San-Cap Audubon Lectureand dashed toward the family so that he could be in the picture. In his work today, Hyde uses a Canon EOS 7D SLR which can take up to eight images per second while continuously focusing for each exposure. He also prepares for wildlife photography excursions by learning the subjects potential behaviors and utilizing what he calls the three Ps be prepared, be patient and be persistent. This is the fifth of eight Sanibel-Captiva Audubon lectures to be held in 2014 on Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. at The Community House. As always, all are welcome to attend. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and parking is available at The Community House as well as across Periwinkle Way in the Herb Strauss Theater parking area. A $5 donation is appreciated, with proceeds after costs being used to promote conservation on Sanibel and in Florida. For additional information, call Elaine Jacobson at 395-1878 or visit 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 Punxsutawney Phil says, Six more weeks of Fresh Fish! (and then some) SERVING FRESH FISH & CHOICE STEAKS SINCE 1978 Audubon Birding ClassSanCap Audubon birding enthusiasts will conduct a one-hour session on Wednesday, February 12 at 9:15 a.m. on birds seen in the refuge The meeting is in Auditorium B at Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center and will be followed by a tour of the refuge to put the new knowledge to work. The goal is to help beginning and intermediate birders increase their bird-watching enjoyment. Bring binoculars. Limited to 30 participants. Call 437-2459 to sign up. photo caption From page 29Local GrantsHere are the awards for 2014: Reducing Violence Abuse Counseling & Treatment (ACT): $9,425 to support salaries of two bilingual counselors and a behavioral therapy program. Guatemalan Rural and Childrens Education (GRACE): $8,295 for educational materials and an anti-violence Laws For Peace program in the U.S. and Guatemala. Human Trafficking Awareness (HTAP): $7,050 to expand current ArtReach and Train The Trainers programs. Education and Self-Sufficiency Community Housing & Resources (CHR): $3,930 toward college tuition costs for CHR residents and closing costs on one limited-equity ownership home for a female applicant. PACE Center For Girls Lee County: $8,520 to support the salary of a volunteer coordinator to expand the efficiency of programs for at-risk teenage girls. Head Start/Parent University: $8,710 for materials, transportation and supplies for literacy/life skills classes for mothers with children in Head Start. Womens Health FISH of Sanibel-Captiva: $8,975 for mammograms and follow-up care, and other medical services for women in the Helping Hands program. Planned Parenthood: $1,000 for educational materials and primary medical care. SalusCare: $8,845 for software, workbooks and educational stipends for women furthering their education. In addition, the membership has pledged $21,250 to Zonta International for its global projects targeting womens health, education and freedom from violence. The Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva is a service organization of professional women working together to provide hands-on assistance, advocacy and funds to strengthen womens lives on the islands, in Lee County and around the world through Zonta International. Visit for more details. The 2014 Peek at the Unique is set for Saturday, March 15. For ticket information, call 1-888-552-9591.


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ISLAND SUN JANUARY 31, 201432 Audubon Bunche Beach Bird WalkThe next Sanibel-Captiva Audubon Saturday bird walk will be on February 1 at Bunche Beach, Fort Myers. Meet at the beach parking lot at 8 a.m. Waterproof shoes are a must because the group walks through tidal pools. These birdwalks are open to the public and all levels of experience. A $2 donation is appreciated. The new parking fee is $2 an hour, bills only. Call Hugh Verry at 395-3798 for further details. Black skimmers at Bunche Beach photo by Sam Ayres 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: 02/21/14 SUN13 Islanders Called To Aid In Whale Rescue EffortThe Sanibel Emergency Response Team (SERAT), a special unit of the Sanibel-Captiva Sail and Power Squadron, was called into action on January 20 at approximately 1 p.m. Team leader Jim Strothers received a response notice for mutual aid assistance in the area of New Pass in Bonita Springs. The call was to assist various agencies to help move pilot whales out of Estero Bay and to get onlookers out of the area. Strothers and Bob Orr responded as crew with Roger Heider as captain on SERAT 31. Upon arrival at New Pass, SERAT 31 was advised to proceed to around marker 38 to assist a Bonita Springs fire boat with a whale in approximately five feet of water. SERAT 31 remained on the scene until 6:30 p.m. assisting with traffic control and security of the whale. At least 33 whales died and biologists are conducting necropsies to try to determine the cause of the standings. One of the pilot whales that was beached in the area of New Pass of Bonita Springs Phone: (239) 313-1488www.fortmyersdailybread.comSIMPLIFY YOUR SHOPPING! ORDER YOURGROCERIES ONLINE! Serving Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel, Cape Coral, Estero, Bonita Springs and NaplesFREE delivery on orders over $150 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 Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email


33 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 31, 2014Trailgate Party Features Roseate Spoonbill, AuctionsLive auction items at the 2014 Trailgate Party: In The Pink at JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Friday, February 21 include an original 1937 political cartoon penned by the refuges namesake, Pulitzer Prize-winning Jay N. Ding Darling. Titled Watching For The HellDiver To Come Up, the cartoon portrays pressures on the stock market. Its as relevant today as when Ding created the cartoon for the October 19, 1937 issue of the Des Moines Register, said Birgie Miller Vertesch, executive director of Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge, host of the second annual Trailgate Party. Most of Dings cartoons are. What incredible foresight he had in the conservation and political worlds. Other live auction items will include memberships in the Ding Darling Sprankle Feather Club, The Original Ding Mangrove Cuckoo Experience, recognition rights in the Duck Decoy exhibit and a fun jeep tour for four to a destination that will be disclosed that evening. Thanks to Jim Sprankle for giving the Feather Club flight, said Vertesch. Our theme this year In The Pink pays homage to the refuges iconic roseate spoonbill. Jim has agreed to carve exquisite feather pins to auction live that night. The cuckoo experience takes up to two people on a research expedition with the mangrove cuckoo team that has been tagging and tracking the rare species in the refuge the past two years. Proceeds from the Trailgate Party will continue to support the important project along with other conservation programs at the refuge. This years addition to the Jim Sprankle Duck Decoy exhibit in the Ding Darling Visitor & Education Center will be a male ring teal. Trailgate guests can bid on the opportunity to sponsor the duck and be recognized on the plate inside the ring teals showcase. The private tour for four in a 1951 Filipino Jeepney includes a chef-catered gourmet picnic and refuge staff accompaniment. Silent auction items range from an artist hand-painted Adirondack chair and bicycles to free theme park packages and dining and golfing gift certificates. See complete list of auction donors below and visit to browse in advance. Seating is limited and we once again anticipate a sold-out crowd, said event committee member and DDWS vice president Doris Hardy. We encourage people to contact us if they would like to receive an invitation. Attendance to the February 21 event is by reservation only. Tickets to In The Pink for Ding Trailgate Party are $75 each, and include a feast of local restaurants, live entertainment, prizes for in the pink attire, and free photo-booth souvenirs. To register for In The Pink, visit or call 292-0566. Auction donations include: 50% Off Framing, Ace Hardware, Adventures in Paradise, Ann-Marie Wildman, Baileys General Store, Big Red Q, Birgie Miller, Broadway Palm, Cason Photography Studio, Charlie Sobczak, Chelle Koster Walton, Cips Place, Clyde Butcher Gallery, Curt Will, Dick Fortune and Sara Lopez, Dick Stillwell, Disney, Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille, Dorothy Wallace, The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club, George & Wendys Seafood Grille, Gramma Dots, The continued on page 40 Board the Jeepney for a fun, delicious tour, one of four live auction items available at Trailgate Party: In The Pink An original, custom-framed political cartoon by Ding Darling, circa 1937, headlines the live auction bidding this year 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. 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A Voice For The Everglades is about Marjory Stoneman Douglas, author of the pivotal book, The Everglades: River of Grass, and an environmentalist who continues to inspire. As the title of the play suggests, Douglas helped spread the message of how special the Everglades is and how vital to all of life in South Florida. Twenty years after the establishment of Everglades National Park in the same year her book was published she was asked again to come to the regions aid to help defeat plans to build a jetport in the fragile area. Douglas responded by starting the Friends of the Everglades and becoming and an environmental activist... at the age of 80. In 1993, then-President Bill Clinton awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom to mark her efforts. She asked what had taken him so long. Blessed with a wry humor, a sharp wit and an enlightened perspective, Douglas packed a lot of living into her 108 years of life and made a tangible difference. But the environment was just one of many passions in Douglas long life a play that charts Douglas remarkable life and incorporates her wry and singular sense of humor. Come to The Community House for this entertaining, one-woman luncheon show performed by professional actress Janina Birtolo, winner of the N Magazine 2006 Enny Award for Best Performing Artist for her original one-woman play, Most Affectionate Daughter. A special thanks to Sanibel Holiday for sponsoring this show. Seating begins at noon, and the luncheon includes grilled chicken Caesar salad and raspberry cheesecake. Wine will be available by donation. Tickets for SCA members are $30 while guests are $35. Organizers anticipate this one-woman show and luncheon selling out, so reserve your tickets early. Prepaid reservations only; call The Community House at 472-2155 or visit Professional actress Janina Birtolo portrays Marjory Stoneman Douglas


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 31, 201434 BIG ARTS FORUM Lecture Series Kicks Off With Rubio And MasoudThe renowned BIG ARTS FORUM Lecture Series launched the new season of distinguished speakers on January 12 with Luis Rubio speaking about Mexico, followed by Tarek Masoud discussing the many challenges currently faced by Egypt and Syria later that week. Although The FORUM lecture series is sold out, there are frequently a limited number of tickets available each night of the series and there is an impressive lineup of speakers for this season. On February 5, the former Comptroller General of the United States and head of U.S. Government Accountability David M. Walker will speak about the United States economy. Political correspondent for and CBS Political Director John Dickerson will cover the mid-term elections on February 13, while Edward Luce, Financial Times chief U.S. commentator and former Financial Times South Asia bureau chief, will speak about India. Closing out the month of February, Nicholas Eberstadt, senior adviser to the National Bureau of Asian Research, a member of the visiting committee at the Harvard School of Public Health and a member of the Global Leadership Council at the World Economic Forum, will discuss U.S. demographics on February 23. The FORUM continues on March 2 with Anne-Marie Slaughter, President and CEO of the New America Foundation and the Bert G. Kerstetter University Professor Emerita of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University, who will discuss foreign policy. The distinguished lecture series will then close out the season with former New Jersey Governor and current president of The Whitman Strategy Group (WSG), a consulting firm that specializes in energy and environmental issues, Christie Todd Whitman, speaking about the environment. All FORUM lectures begin promptly at 7:30 pm. Anyone interested in purchasing tickets to a specific FORUM should come to the BIG ARTS Marks Box Office between 6:30 and 7:25 p.m. on the night of the lecture you would like to attend, any available tickets for that evenings FORUM will be for sale to the public during that time period. A non-profit 501(c)3 organization, programming at BIG ARTS is made possible through the generous support of more than 300 dedicated volunteers and donors as well as individual and corporate sponsors, such as The FORUM Grand Patron Series Sponsors Northern Trust and Sue and Tom Pick. Discover more by visiting BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel, online at, by phone at 395-0900 or via e-mail at From left, Dean Chavis (Northern Trust), Sue Pick, Luis Rubio, Tom Pick and Neal Halleran (BIG ARTS FORUM Committee Chair) Tarek Masoud David M. Walker John Dickerson Edward Luce Christie Todd Whitman Anne-Marie Slaughter Nicholas Eberstadt Great food & drink specials AWESOME PRIZE RAFFLE INCLUDING 3 HIGH-DEFINITION FLATSCREENS FUN, Cheers AND GOOD TIMES FREE SUNDAY FEBRUARY 4 | 4 PM CLOSE TWEEN WATERS INN | 15951 CAPTIVA DRIVE D TIMES FREE F R E SuperEst bowl. Superest party. Superest place.


35 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 31, 2014 Birds Eye ViewA Hard Winterby Mark Bird WestallWell, its already been a hard winter up north, and not only should we expect to see more human snowbirds on Sanibel this winter, but there will probably be more avian snowbirds as well. I am sure most of you birders know about, or have seen, the marbled godwits in the past few weeks at the water control structure sandbar just past the bird tower. And everyone was excited about learning there was a snowy owl seen up near Jacksonville. And I am sure that many of you are thinking that someone with a nickname like Bird would be spending much of his free time watching the godwits with everyone else and maybe spending the weekend on Little Talbot Island looking for the snowy owl. But there is a little known fact about me and I suspect most of you will be more than a little bit surprised to hear what it is. However, if you have been paying attention to my columns and working on your skills for listening to the Earth just as I have been preaching as a naturalist all these many years on the island, what I am about to say should make sense. The fact is; Im not really that much into birding! Yes, I know a little bit about birds, especially the wading birds and raptors. And I have marveled at the godwits seemingly bent the wrong way bill, but I came to Sanibel to be a professional naturalist and help the humans on the island understand what it means to really coexist with all of the islands wildlife, not just the birds. If there was ever something that I had a particular interest in, it was predators. As a young man, it seemed awfully easy to get the general public interested in saving Bambi; it was, and still is, much more difficult to get the normal human being willing to coexist with an animal such as the big bad wolf, alligators, mountain lions, sharks or the Sanibel black bear. Thats why I worked so much with the alligators on Sanibel, started The International Osprey Foundation, got the eagles at Gulf Pines/Gulf Shores to use an artificial nesting platform, and loved it when the crocodile used to spend her summers under my house. When I got divorced some years back, I seriously thought about moving back up north and working with wolves (but decided my blood had thinned out too much to work with them in the winter). And of late, Ive mentioned in this column about my interest in harpy eagles in Peru. All preadators! So, when I hear about the excitement among birders that a snowy owl has come all the way down to Florida from the arctic regions of Canada, I dont get excited; I get a little sad. Because whenever the arctic winter in Canada gets so bad that snowy owls start heading down to the lower 48 states, I realize that most of those birds are starving to death and probably wont make it until spring. If they are now coming all the way down into Florida, the whole snowy owl population may be on the brink of destruction. So what can we do here on Sanibel to help the natural residents of the island survive the winter? Well, for the smaller songbirds, I would suggest that if you have a birdfeeder, keep it filled this winter. I am not, necessarily, a big fan of birdfeeders, but with lots of hungry songbirds about, the less they have to expend energy foraging for food, the more energy theyll have to help keep them warm. And really give the resting birds on the beach a wide berth. They are always exhausted during migration anyway. This year it is probably much worse. Also, keep your eyes open for birds that seem to be under stress or lethargic, especially loons and cormorants. They seem especially susceptible to becoming weakened in cold weather. If you see someone in trouble, give CROW a call and follow their instructions. Boaters, I would also keep an eye out for signs of manatees in trouble. The grasses up by the power plant have been severely depleted due the mismanagement of Lake Okeechobee, so the manatees have to journey father and farther away from the warm water in search of food. The cooler water temperatures makes them very vulnerable to suffering from hypothermia. Now I doubt that any bird will be freaked out by another person standing on the Wildlife Drive staring at them on the mudflats, but if you have a canoe or kayak and venture away from the Drive (like I do on my canoe trips) or travel the Sanibel River, pay close attention to what the birds are saying to you. Remember, when a spoonbill raises his bill to the sky and quietly says with a nasal voice, Woh, woh, woh... woh, hes trying to tell you that you are getting too close. Listen to him and respect his wishes! On my canoe trips, I always try to act like a predator that has already eaten his meal that day. I try to position my canoe so the birds can pick and choose their own comfort level concerning our continued on page 40


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 31, 201436 Shell Of The WeekStiff Pen Shellby Jos H. Leal, PhD, The BaileyMatthews Shell Museum Curator and Director of EducationAtrina rigida (Lightfoot, 1786) is commonly found on the beaches of Sanibel and Captiva during the winter months. Storm winds and waves remove the live, dark-shelled bivalves from the bottom, depositing them in large quantities on the beaches. Pen shells anchor themselves to the sandy bottom using a bundle of silky fibers called a byssus. The large shells are buried with the narrower side of the triangle oriented upward. Learn more about the stiff pen shell at Shell Museum Events Lecture Series: Goz Gosselin, shell crafting discussion, Wednesday, February 5 at 2 p.m. Gosselin will discuss how to make shell flowers and will display samples of his work. Dr. Can Peng will give a lecture on venomous cone snails Friday, February 7 at 2 p.m. Learn how these venomous marine mollusks use small, structured peptide toxins (conotoxins) for prey capture, defense and competitor deterrence. The lectures are free with museum admission/membership or $5. Exhibit Chat: This 10-minute presentation will provide an in depth look at a different exhibit. Daily at 11 a.m. Live Tank Demonstration: 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 the 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 Friday, February 31 Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Saturday, February 1 Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Sunday, February 2 Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Monday, February 3 Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Shelling 101 at 2 p.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Tuesday, February 4 Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Wednesday, February 5 Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Thursday, February 6 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 is at 3075 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Phone 395-2233 or visit www.shellmuseum. org. Stiff pen shell with detail showing the live animal on the left photo of the live animal by Amy Tripp Dorothy Dyer of Madison, New Jersey found an alphabet cone on Bowmans Beach while staying at Blind Pass Condominiums on January 22. Ive been visiting Sanibel for the last four years and this is my first alphabet cone, she said. Shell Found Dorothy Dyer Nancy Freimuth of Appleton, Wisconsin, found a junonia on Monday January 20 on Sanibel, west of Sundial Resort at night after sunset. She said, I have been an avid sheller for years and this precious gift was a surprise. Shell Found Nancy Freimuth Samantha Speight, 15, vacationing from Silver Spring, Maryland, found an alphabet cone near Mitchells Sand Castles while staying with granparents in West Rocks on Christmas Day. Her grandmother said, Shes been determined to find an alphabet or junonia shell so she could get her picture in the paper. Shell Found Samantha Speight and Lucky To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 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 NEW!!! Captain Morgan White Rum 1.75 ltr. SALE $25.99Tanqueray Gin 1.75 ltr. Reg. $36.99 SALE $34.99Dewars Scotch 1.75 ltr. SALE $36.99A to Z Pinot Noir 750 ml. $18.99Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio 750 ml. $22.99J. Lohr Cabernet Sauvignon 750 ml. Reg. $17.99 SALE $14.99 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


37 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 31, 2014 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 DEFAMATION A PLAY BY TODD LOGANDIRECTED BY RICHARD SHAVZIN Show Sponsor: Linda & John Kramer Show Sponsors: Show Sponsor: Discounts & Specials Available For Group Rates.2200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, Florida 33957Tickets: (239) 472-6862 and ONLINE at www.BIGARTS.orgAudiences will be enraptured as a childless baker and his wife attempt to lift a family curse by journeying into the woods, where they encounter Rapunzel (and her witchy mother), Cinderella, Jack (of Beanstalk infamy) and Little Red Riding Hood. Opening Night Receptions Hosted by: Season Sponsor:All Shows at 8 pm unless otherwise notedAll Shows at 8 pm unless otherwise noted2 pm, Wednesday Matines: February 54 pm, Sunday Twilight Shows: February 9Into The WoodsMusic & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Book by James Lapine Show Sponsor:DefamationA Play by Todd LoganFebruary 20 March 2 7 pm, Opening Night Reception, Thursday, Feb. 20 4 pm, Sun. Twilght Shows. Feb. 23 & Mar. 2Book and Lyrics by Barry Harman Music by Keith HermannMarch 7 April 5 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 GrahamApril 11 May 3 7 pm, Opening Night Reception, Friday, April 11 2 pm, Wed. Matines: April 16 & 23photo by Nick Adams PhotographySo what happens after happily ever after? Plant SmartSargents Palmby Gerri ReavesSargents palm (Pseudophoenix sargentii) is a Florida native once found in the coastal hammocks of the Keys. However, the species has been devastated by development in the state and is now listed as endangered. It is slow-growing, prefers full sun and alkaline soil, and is of significant ornamental value. It is speculated that it can live up to a century. Besides being highly saltand drought-tolerant once established, it is very windand pest-resistant, too. Along with the royal palm, it is one of two native palms with a crownshaft, an area where frond bases wrap around each other. However, Sargents palms usually grow only 10 to 15 feet in height, rarely beyond 25, so its a good choice for a royal palm-like look without huge dimensions. The gray-green trunk is shiny between leaf-scar rings, the crown short and wide. The fourto 10-foot fronds have stiff pinnate leaves, which are bluish to grayish green with silvery undersides. Greenish yellow flowers bloom throughout the year and are a nectar source for bees. Clusters of bright red berries inspire another common name, cherry palm. It is also called buccaneer palm. Seeds allowed to stay on the ground will likely germinate. Cold-sensitive Sargents palm is suitable only for the southern parts of Florida. Be sure that any specimen you buy is cultivated responsibly and not plundered from the wild. Sources: regionalconservation. org,,, Native Florida Plants by Robert G. Haehle and Joan Brookwell, A Gardeners Guide to Floridas Native Plants by Rufino Osorio, and Plant Smart explores the plant life of South Florida and sustainable landscape practices. Greenish-yellow flowers appear throughout the year photos by Gerri Reaves Endangered Sargents palm is the rarest of Floridas native palms


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 31, 201438 From page 1BIG ARTS Annual Fundraiserruns in this family. During his entertaining banter, when Pizzarelli mentioned singers like Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra, he turned to the younger members of his group and said, He was once a popular singer. The favorite number of the evening? I Like Jersey Best, sung in quick styles of just about every popular singer or musical group that ever existed. It brought down the house. The evening took me back to Sunday jam sessions in Omaha, Nebraska during the s. No comparison to the talent of the Pizzarelli Quartet, but it was still fun to go back in time for a moment. After the performance, it was time for fine wine and a vast array of tempting desserts. The evening was a huge success. Sylvia and Roger Heider, Barbara and Tom Cooley Dick Wright, Maddy Hanlon and Howard Wheeldon John and Mary Jo Boler Scot and Melissa Congress Jack and Kay Bailey Jim and Mary LaVelle Jim Hanlon and Chuck Bonser Joan and David Dyke To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Live Entertainment Nightly, Online Discounts, Loyalty Program, The Best Happy Hour HAPPY HOUR 4-7PM DAILY 1/2 PRICE ON ALL DRINKS, WINE BY THE GLASS & ALL BEER 1/2 PRICE ON ALL DRINKS, WINE BY THE GLASS & ALL BEER PLUS $4.99 APPETIZERS AT THE BAR PLUS $4.99 APPETIZERS AT THE BARWe have some spectacular bands scheduled this season on Friday & SaturdayVIEW OUR SCHEDULE ONLINE at OPENING FOR LUNCH OPENING FOR LUNCH MONDAY FEBRUARY 3 MONDAY FEBRUARY 3 11:30AM TILL 4PM MONDAY THRU FRIDAY 11:30AM TILL 4PM MONDAY THRU FRIDAY ENJOY HAPPY HOUR AT LUNCH BRATTASRISTORANTE.COM BRATTASRISTORANTE.COM DINNER DAILY 4PM DINNER DAILY 4PM 239-433-4449 239-433-4449 12984 S. CLEVELAND AVE., FORT MYERS 12984 S. CLEVELAND AVE., FORT MYERS OPEN OPEN DAILY DAILY 4pm 4pm Make your Make your Valentines Valentines reservations! reservations! THE THE RENATA BAND RENATA BAND Friday & Saturday Friday & Saturday January 31 & February 1 January 31 & February 1 7:30-11:30pm 7:30-11:30pm


39 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 31, 2014 BIG ARTS Angels Honored At Annual Brunch In an annual display of appreciation for its biggest supporters, BIG ARTS held an Angel Brunch on January 12. Providing an opportunity to mix and mingle with BIG ARTS board members, executive staff and other BIG ARTS donors, the event also honors one special Angel each year for their contributions to the non-profit organization. This year, long-time supporter Susie Freund was recognized as Angel of the Year during the brunch held at The Sanctuary Golf Club. BIG ARTS Angels are comprised of individuals or corporations who have donated at least $1,000 during a one-year period. Freund has contributed to the success of BIG ARTS for more than a decade, not only through her service on the board, the Development Committee, the Special Events Committee and the Nominating Committee, but by her commitment to raising funds to support the many program. Recently, Freund secured a new corporate sponsor for BIG ARTS, but as Don Rice, president, light-heartily pointed out, her best skill is that she really knows how to put on a party! The staff and board members of BIG ARTS would thanked the volunteers, members and contributors for their dedication to excellence and support of the arts throughout the 35-year history of BIG ARTS. The organization also hosts an annual Volunteers Party in appreciation of all of their hard work behind the scenes. BIG ARTS memberships start at $50 and all members have access to a wide range of networking opportunities, special events and discounts on over 200 workshops and classes. Top Ten Books On The Island1. AviatorsWife by Melanie Benjamin 2. Obituary Writer by Ann Hood 3. Husbands Secret by Moriarty Lane 4. Girl on the Cliff by Lucinda Riley 5. Duty by Robert Gates 6. My Beautiful Broken Shell by Carol Hamblet Adams 7. Orphan Train by Carol Baker Adams 8. Gone by Randy Wayne White 9. My 92 Years on Sanibel by Francis Bailey 10. Dry Grass of August by Anna Jean MayhewCourtesy of Sanibel Island Bookshop. Al Hanser (The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company), Susie Freund (BIG ARTS Angel of the Year), Don Rice (BIG ARTS president), and Lee Ellen Harder (BIG ARTS executive director)


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 31, 201440 Rotary Gift Of Life Florida Program submitted by Shirley JewellThe Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club would like to thank Rotarian Chet Sadler for putting together such an amazing fundraising event for the Rotary Gift of Life Florida program, held recently at the Harlem Heights Community Center in Fort Myers. Almost $10,000 was raised from this beautiful classical concert by internationally-acclaimed Italian concert pianist Francesco Attesti. Attesti performs regularly in prestigious concert halls, but as a Rotarian, will donate concert time to causes connected with Rotary. This concert was absolutely magnificent. As Attesti played pieces by Bach, Schubert, Chopin and Verdi, the room filled with awe at how beautiful this music is, and how beautifully he played. On the afternoon before the concert, Attesti spent some time with the children attending Heights Community Center activity programs. He played for them, told them the history of the pieces he was playing, and encouraged them to love music. Francesco has a beautiful way of connecting with his audiences. Attesti told the children how he began practicing the piano at the age of six and gave his very first concert at 11. How wonderful it is to introduce classical music to a new generation. Just a little about Gift of Life: Rotary Clubs and Districts throughout the world that become aware of children in need of heart surgery will contact Gift of Life. These children have been identified by local physicians as suffering from congenital heart defects. Rotary helps children in two ways. First, we may arrange for them to be flown to the United States, where a volunteer team of medical professionals performs the necessary life-saving surgery. Alternately, we may arrange for Gift of Life affiliated hospitals, medical centers and healthcare professionals throughout the world to treat them. To date, Gift of Life programs around the world have brought life-saving heart surgeries to more than 16,000 children. Chet Sadler Francesco Attesti performing Rotary members Applause from the crowd Francesco Attesti From page 33Trailgate PartyGreen Flash, Green House Coffee, The Grog Shop, Island Inn, Island Paws, Island Therapy, Jerry Edelman, Jerrys Market, Jim Sprankle, Judy Hicks, Kathee Jones, Leah Godley, Lighthouse Caf, Luc Century, Lyn Morningstar, Macintosh Books and Paper, Mary Klaus, The Mucky Duck, Myra Roberts, Offshore Sailing School, Over Easy Caf, Patty Sprankle, Queenies Ice Cream, The Sandbar, Sangria Grill, Sanibel Bookshop, Sanibel Deli, Sanibel Island Golf Club, Sanybels Finest, Schnappers, SeaWorld Orlando/Aquatica, Shell Point Retirement Community, Suncatchers Dream, Sweet Melissas Caf, Tarpon Bay Explorers, Traders Caf and Vortex Binoculars. From page 35A Hard Winterpresence. I like to pick a spot to beach the canoe where the birds will come to us; reddish egrets are the best about doing this. Both the avian snowbirds that have been pushed into Florida this winter and many of our year-round wild residents should be treated as though they are human refugees from a natural disaster; with concern and respect. Theyre burning up lots of energy just trying to stay alive. They dont need to burn up extra energy worrying about what our intentions are when we come around. 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. Be Safe! Be On-time! Be Safe! Be On-time!239.472.4160Licensed, Regulated, Professional ServiceRotary Happenings submitted by Shirley JewellWe had a full house at our last Rotary meeting, so introductions went long and lots of levity took place. In fact, you might have thought it was tell a joke day at Rotary. Rotarians may have been trying to delay the speaker program; the topic was Death and Cremation. Lets face it folks, all of us are going to die sooner or later. Planning what happens to your remains is not a pleasant thing to think about but it probably is the best thing you can do for your loved ones. Making arrangements with a business like the National Cremation Society in Fort Myers relieves your loved ones from the responsibility during a stressful and emotional time. Our guest speakers, Tom Patton and Steve Kittle from the National Cremation Society, realized that the topic was a bit touchy but wanted to enlighten us on how to go about making these types of arrangements. Today, 67 percent of people in this country are choosing cremation over burial. There are a number of reasons. Patton said that has to do with availability of burial sites and funeral costs. Cremations cost around $1,500 as compared to funeral costs today, between $8,000 to $17,000. If you are thinking about cremation, give the National Cremation Society a call at 995-1113. The society has affiliates all over the world. When you make plans with them, you are given a society membership card with a phone number for a 24-hour call-in center. Your information is then transmitted to one of the 85 National Cremation Society affiliate offices. A retrieval team makes arrangements to pick up the body (travel arrangements, if you are out of state or out of country can be made if you sign up for that coverage). The body is transferred in a dignified manner and according to your pre-arranged instructions. Will this be your choice or your familys choice? Thinking about what happens to your remains after you die may not be pleasant, but it just might be the most prudent thing you do. 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 Tom Patton Steve Kittle


41 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 31, 2014 Church Welcomes The Symphonic ChoraleSanibel Community Church will present the Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida in concert on Friday, February 7 at 8 p.m. The Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida provides our region access to inspiring choral masterworks through performance and education. They are a group of auditioned volunteers under the direction of Dr. Timothy McDonnell. Members range in age from high school to senior citizens. They share a love of choral singing and the desire to perform a wide variety of music, accompanied or a capella. McDonnell said of the concert and musical selections the Chorale will be performing, The intensity of human sorrow and divine joy animates these two masterworks for chorus and orchestra. Vivaldis classic setting of the Gloria in excelsis is an audience favorite, paired here with a lesser known work of great beauty, the Requiem in C Minor by Michael Haydn. Choral exclamations of Gloria announce the angelic salutation to man below in Vivaldis exquisite version of this ancient text. Frequently set by composers throughout the ages, this work exchanges strains of Baroque brilliance with passages of supple and lyrical tenderness. Following upon the Symphonic Chorales tradition of marrying the familiar with the rare, we present Michael Haydns impressive Requiem Mass. Sometimes called the other Requiem by the other Haydn (Michael was the younger brother of the more famous Franz Josef Haydn), this work was a seminal influence on its era, in particular on the young ears of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who attended the first three performances of this work in 1771 with his father, Leopold. From the very first measures, it is clear the Mozart took considerable cues from Michael Haydn when he set about creating his final masterpiece. The glory of the Baroque and the majesty of the Classical, the Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida is proud to bring two of the great voices of the choral treasury to our friends and neighbors. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. A love offering will be received. Sanibel Community Church is located at 1740 Periwinkle Way (next to Jerrys Market) on Sanibel. Dr. Timothy McDonnell The Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida 239-472-0303 239-472-0303 362 PERIWINKLE WAY 362 PERIWINKLE WAY BREAKFAST & LUNCH BREAKFAST & LUNCH 7 a.m. 3 p.m. DINNER DINNER 5 p.m. 9 p.m. ENJOY OUR CRUSTED FRESH FISH SPECIALS FRESH FISH SPECIALS (when available) (when available): Potato-Onion-Parmesan Crusted, Potato-Onion-Parmesan Crusted, Garlic-Parmesan Crusted, Blue Garlic-Parmesan Crusted, Blue Crab Crusted, Butternut Squash Crab Crusted, Butternut Squash Crusted, Sweet Potato Crusted, Sweet Potato Crusted Crusted Lighthouse Caf Lighthouse Caf Lig Lig hth hth ous ous e C e C af af CRAFT CRAFT BEER AND BEER AND WINE LIST WINE LIST BIG BIG PARTIES PARTIES DONT DONT SCARE US SCARE US RESERVATIONS RESERVATIONS ACCEPTED ACCEPTED CAESAR & OTHER SELECTIONSTRY A CRUSTED FISH OVER A BIG SALAD (when available) (when available)GROUPER, AHI TUNA, SALMON, YELLOWTAIL SNAPPER, TRIPLE TAIL, COBIA & TILAPIA DAILY FRESH FISH BURGERS, RIBS, STEAK & PASTA


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 31, 201442 Concert Tickets Presented To Steel Drum Band Last week, representatives of the Sanibel Community Association presented 26 free tickets for the January 24 Whitney Wolanin concert at The Community House to members of The Sanibel Schools Steel Drum Band. Pictured making the presentation to the band and music director Joe Angelo is SCA board director Nichole McHale and president Tom Sharbaugh. Whitney is a big steel drum enthusiast, McHale told the students. She was really proud to come back here and perform for you. The Steel Drum Band performed on Saturday as part of the associations inaugural Sanibel Fun Fest. photo by Jeff Lysiak To advertise in the Island Sun call 395-1213 From page 11Churches/ Temples10:45 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 CANCELLEDSanibel Public Library Author Series An Evening with Jennifer Chiaverini March 11, 2014 Miss Chiaverini has writing commitments that preclude her from visiting Sanibel at this time Thank you, Sanibel Public Library


43 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 31, 2014 LeBuff, Lechowicz Collaborate On Amphibians And Reptiles Bookby Jeff LysiakRetired sea turtle biologist Charles LeBuff and Chris Lechowicz, director of SCCFs Wildlife Habitat Management program, have collaborated on a book which documents all of the amphibians and reptiles that have been found on Sanibel and Captiva, which they are calling a readable reference book that brings history and biology into perspective. Amphibians & Reptiles of Sanibel & Captiva Islands, Florida: A Natural History summarizes more than a 50-year study of the herpetofauna of Southwest Florida, and in particular the two barrier islands. The book addresses in detail topics such as the now-infamous American alligators of Sanibel, the ongoing effort to protect sea turtles, and the tale of Wilma, the resident American crocodile. However, unlike contemporary books on the subject, the authors do not consider their title to be an ordinary field guide. This is unlike any book I have in my library, said LeBuff, author of titles including Sanybel Light, Everglades Wildlife Barons and Images Of America: JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Chris and I worked hard to make it that way and put it on the leading edge of amphibian and reptile books. As anyone who knows our work can imagine, it contains much information on sea turtles, crocodilians, venomous snakes and environmental changes. According to Lechowicz, he and LeBuff first met in 2003 shortly after the herpetologist joined the staff of the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation. My primary job was to inventory all of the amphibians and reptiles on the islands, said Lechowicz. SCCF had a list, and the City of Sanibel had a list, but nobody really knew what was here. During his tenure at SCCF, Lechowicz came across several species that had never been documented before, along with others thought to be extinct on the islands. Among those was the eastern glass lizard, a legless species of lizard. All of the experts thought it was gone, because only one of those had been reported since the 1960s, said Lechowicz. In the past three years, Ive seen three or four of them. Other surprise species discovered on Sanibel and/or Captiva include the invasive cane toad, the Florida mud turtle and the chicken turtle. continued on page 45 Chris Lechowicz and Charles LeBuff, authors of Amphibians & Reptiles of Sanibel & Captiva Islands, Florida: A Natural History signed copies of their new release at MacIntosh Books & Paper last week photo by Jeff Lysiak NOW OPEN FOR LUNCH MON-SAT 11:30AM 2:30PM 1223 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Island 239.472.1771 Sanibels Best Sanibels Best HAPPY HOUR HAPPY HOUR 5 7 p.m. Nightly in the lounge 5 7 p.m. Nightly in the lounge 1/2 Price Drinks 1/2 Price Drinks Call & Well Liquor, Draft Beer Selections, Call & Well Liquor, Draft Beer Selections, Select House Wine Select House WineHappy Apps $5.95Sesame Encrusted Ahi Tuna, Crispy Fried Calamari, Chilled Oysters, Steamed Shrimp, BBQ Beef Satays, Mussels Marinara, Chicken Wings


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 31, 201444 Poets Corner selected by Tanya HochschildTale by SK OberbeckI dream I fly to Russia at dawn: pajamas billowing as the blurred valleys streak by below my outstretched arms. A rising sun lights up the tear-stained face of a princess watching from her castle tower; Farmers unshoulder tools to mark my passing. I walk in a frosty Moscow park beside Marisa as she looks for someone she has known among dancing squirrels with white-tipped tails. I fly on over country after country, above silvery veins of train rails, cities, jumbled towns, brown fields, battlegrounds where the humped earth as not yet digested her dead. Lovers sighs, childrens laughter come folded in the wind, and murmured, dying words. The days shadows deepen. My mother peers up, shading her eyes, wondering what damnfool thing I am doing now. My wife waves a thankful farewell. A sparrow hawk swoops close and startles away as I follow a sunset rivers leaden ribbon. I cannot recognize the country below me. Its propaganda tower turns and turns on groaning pinions, flashing green stiletto rays. The mad prince gesticulates: His generals cower and raise their fleet of yellow-eyed drones. And then, I am beside myself, another flyer, our fingers nearly touching in the thin, cold air. Both of us are hunting sensible men but they are hiding in the cellars. Or maybe they are dead. Steve Oberbeck has led creative writing workshops at BIG ARTS for over 10 years. He was a reviewer and critic for Newsweek in its heyday and other publications. We invite submissions from local poets. Anyone interested may submit their work via email to tutsie@ Each week, individual work will be showcased. Dont drive to the mainland 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. 2440 PALM RIDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 2440 PALM RIDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 HOME OF THE STEEL CURTAIN PIZZA HOME OF THE STEEL CURTAIN PIZZAThe MLB & The MLB & NHL Ticket NHL Ticket voted voted best lunch best lunch on the island on the island 2012 & 2013 2012 & 2013 free free pizza delivery pizza delivery 29 BEERS 29 BEERS ON TAP! ON TAP! Academy Awards ContendersAugust: Osage Countyby Stan GembickiOn Wednesday, February 5 at 1 p.m., the Island Cinema will show the fifth movie in the BIG ARTS Academy Awards Contenders Film Series. After the movie, a discussion will take place at George & Wendys Seafood Grille. Tickets are available at the Island Cinema. The next movie in the series will be announced prior to the weekly showing. August: Osage County is a 2013 American black comedy-drama film written by Tracy Letts and based on his Pulitzer Prizewinning play by the same name. The film was directed by John Wells. The ensemble cast is led by Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, with Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, Abigail Breslin, Juliette Lewis and Benedict Cumberbatch in other lead roles. The film received positive reviews from critics, with much praised being given to its cast, especially to Streep and Roberts. The film has been nominated for two Academy Awards: Best performance by an actress in a leading role (Meryl Streep) and Best performance by an actress in a supporting role (Julia Roberts). The film is two hours long.


45 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 31, 2014 From page 43Amphibians And Reptiles BookChicken turtles were common out here until the 1980s, but sometime during the 1990s, they disappeared, Lechowicz added. But last year, Charles saw one crossing the road. In their new book, the authors called on Bill Love and Daniel Parker, both wellknown herpetological photographers, to photograph animals for their book. Other professionals and local resources also offered images to ensure the completeness of this book. For example, images of the frogs and toads include the larval stages of each (their tadpoles); hatchling turtles (including the five local sea turtle species) are included with the adults in their respective species account; neonate snakes that undergo pattern or color changes as they become adults are also represented. Im very pleased with it its a highend book and first-class quality, said LeBuff, who called upon his personal records of reptiles and amphibians dating back to the 1950s. We tried to keep a high scientific quality about the book so that scientists could use it, but at the same time kept it entertaining so that the Average Joe can understand it. As part of their promotional tour for the book, on Thursday, February 6, LeBuff and Lechowicz will speak at the monthly meeting of the Calusa Herpetological Society at the Calusa Nature Center, l3450 Ortiz Avenue in Fort Myers. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Also, on Friday, February 14, the authors will make a presentation at the SCCF Nature Center, 3333 SanibelCaptiva Road, beginning at 10 a.m. The program and book signing are free for all to attend. Finally, on Friday, April 4, LeBuff and Lechowicz will deliver two presentations (10 a.m. and 1 p.m.) at the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge Education Center. Admission is free. Plan to arrive early; seating is limited. A book signing will follow the program. A 304-page paperback book, Amphibians & Reptiles of Sanibel & Captiva Islands, Florida: A Natural History is available at local book stores and online at or Monday Night MovieStories We Tellby Di SaggauThe BIG ARTS movie for Monday, February 3, is Stories We Tell. This fascinating documentary by Sarah Polley is basically about her mother, Diane Polley, who died in 1990. Its a powerful and thoughtful film with a great many surprises within that lift veils to show different levels and nuances about Diane Polleys life. One way for the past to continue to live is to pass on stories from generation to generation. Polleys subjects, or as she calls them the storytellers, include her sisters and brothers and other important people in her mothers past. She asks each storyteller to tell the story from the beginning until now, and as they proceed, she supplements the story with old photos and home movies. Diane Polley is described by many as a woman who wanted to live life to the fullest. She was an actress who gave up the profession to have her family. The storytellers talk about her life, her children, her marriage and its interesting how family members interact with their own memories. One reviewer said, By the end of Stories We Tell, I am left with the feeling that theres still so much I dont know about Diane Polley. And what a fitting eulogy that is. The film won numerous awards. It runs 108 minutes. The Monday Night Movie for February 10 is Unfinished Song. More on that next week. And mark your calendars for a special event Monday, March 3, A Hollywood Mogul Speaks Out. Film Producer David V. Picker will talk about the Golden Age of Hollywood, and answer questions from the audience about the Academy Awards, and anything else that comes to your mind. The glitz and glam event starts at 6:30 p.m. at BIG ARTS. For information call 395-0900. Admission to BIG ARTS Monday Night Film Series is $8 and all screenings begin at 7 p.m. in Schein Performance Hall. Each film is followed by a complimentary reception and discussion in Phillips Gallery. Sponsors are Bank of the Islands and Stan and Visnja Gembicki. Supporters are Sanibel Taxi, Jerrys Foods of Sanibel and John R. Wood Real Estate. BIG ARTS | (239) 395-0900 | 900 Dunlop Road | Sanibel, FL 33957 BARRIER ISLAND GROUP for the ARTS ANNIVERSAR YFor 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 COMMUNITY COLLABORATIONS JAZZ/POP/CONTEMPORARYDiscounts & Specials Available For Group Rates. THE FORUMDavid M. Walker | Wed. February 5 7:30 pmSchein Performance Hall Limited Tickets May Be AvailableGrand Patron Series Sponsors: Northern Trust and Sue & Tom Pick An Evening Of Radio TheatreThursday, Jan. 30 & Friday, Jan. 31, 7:30 pmIsland Jazz | Sunday, February 2, 3 pm VISUAL ARTSArtists Reception: Founders Gallery: Founders Gallery Season Sponsor: Deborah & John La GorcePhillips Gallery: Based On BooksPhillips Gallery Patron Season Sponsor: Copse in the Catskills Film Series Sponsors: Film Series Supporters: FILMMonday Night Film Series$8 per ticket, 7 pm Schein Performance Hall Stories We Tell Fill The VoidSusan EganThe Belle of BroadwaySaturday, February 1, 8 pmSchein Performance Hall The Lomazov/Rackers Piano DuoThursday, February 6 at 7:30 pmSchein Performance Hall Grand Patron Sponsor: Special EventExhibits: January 20 February 26All Exhibits are Free and Open to the Public Sponsor: BIG ARTS Angels


My Stars FOR WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2, 2014ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Seeing the silly side of some really ridiculous situations helps give the Lamb a new perspective on how to handle them. Some important contacts can be made this weekend. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Try to complete your outstanding tasks by midweek. This leaves you free to take advantage of new possibilities -both professional and personal -opening up by weeks end. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) With both your creative side and your energy levels rising this week, you should be able to tackle that too-long-neglected project again. A family member might have important news. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) An explanation you requested seems to be more confusing than enlightening. You should insist on clarifications now, rather than deal with problems that might arise later. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Your energy levels might be ebbing a bit. But thats no excuse for taking catnaps when you could be working on those unfinished tasks. Therell be time to curl up and relax by weeks end. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Its a good time to get those ideas out of your head and into a readable format if you hope to have them turned into something doable. A good friend is ready with worthwhile advice. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Careful -you might be stepping into dangerous territory if you decide to exaggerate the facts too much. Remember: The truth speaks for itself and needs no embellishment. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Although your workplace successes have earned you many admirers, there are some colleagues who are not among them. Be careful how you proceed with your new project. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) You might have to go into great detail to explain why youre currently reluctant to make changes to an already prepared plan. Be sure you have all the facts to back yourself up. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Travel plans might still be uncertain. But instead of getting upset about the delay, open yourself up to other possibilities, and begin checking out some alternative destinations. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Changing conditions might require you to alter some of your plans. While you might be agreeable to this, be prepared with explanations for those who do not want changes made. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Although you might have to deal with some detractors who arent too kind in their critiques, you gain points when youre willing to stand up and defend your work. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a gift for creating a warm and loving environment between yourself and others. On Feb. 3, 1959, rock stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. The Big Bopper Richardson are killed when their chartered plane crashes in Iowa a few minutes after takeoff. Holly and his band, the Crickets, had just scored a No. 1 hit with Thatll Be the Day. On Feb. 4, 1789, George Washington, the commander of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, is unanimously elected the first president of the United States. John Adams of Massachusetts was elected vice president. On Feb. 5, 1934, Henry Louis Aaron Jr., the baseball slugger who broke Babe Ruths legendary record of 714 homers, is born in Mobile, Ala. Aaron began his professional baseball career in 1952 in the Negro League and joined the Milwaukee Braves of the major leagues in 1954. On Feb. 6, 1820, the first organized immigration of freed slaves to Africa from the United States departs New York harbor on a journey to Freetown, Sierra Leone, in West Africa. The expedition was partially funded by the U.S. Congress, which had appropriated $100,000 for the trip. On Feb. 7, 1964, Pan Am Yankee Clipper flight 101 from London Heathrow lands at New Yorks Kennedy Airport -and Beatlemania arrives. It was the first visit to the United States by the Beatles. The British rock-and-roll quartet had just scored its first No. 1 U.S. hit with I Want to Hold Your Hand. On Feb. 8, 1985, Sir William Lyons, founder of the British luxury automaker Jaguar, dies at the age of 84 in Warwickshire, England. Initially named SS Cars Ltd., the company changed its name to Jaguar Cars Ltd to avoid any association with the Schutzstaffel, the Nazi paramilitary group also referred to by the initials SS. On Feb. 9, 1992, after stunning the world three months earlier with the news he had contracted the HIV virus and was immediately retiring from the game, basketball great Magic Johnson returns to play in the 42nd NBA All-Star game in Orlando, Fla. The crowd greeted him with a standing ovation. It was noted Irish author and wit Oscar Wilde who made the following sage observation: There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it. The very first CD of a musical recording was made in 1982. The album was The Visitors by Swedish pop superstars ABBA. Immigrants arriving at New Yorks Ellis Island in the early years (1892-1920s) were given bananas to eat. Many had never seen a banana and didnt know how to eat one -some ate the whole thing, peel and all. In the small African nation of Swaziland, the Civil Aviation Authority has set a ceiling of 500 feet on light aircraft. These aircraft, as well as kites and remote controlled toys, are not allowed to go above that limit. Also included in the category of light aircraft are broomsticks. Any witch who flies on a broomstick above that limit is subject to a fine of more than $50,000 and possible arrest. If youre thinking about moving to another country, you might want to consider Finland. In that country, employees are offered, on average, 44 paid vacation days every year. Of course, you might want to consider that even in the warm southwestern part of the country, winters last about 100 days, with snow covering the ground from mid-October to early May. The name of the state of Iowa (unsurprisingly) comes from a Native American language. The original word, ayuxba, means sleepy ones. Early science-fiction author E.E. Doc Smith wasnt just a writer; he also was an engineer. Hes the guy who figured out how to get powdered sugar to stick to doughnuts. To be capable of embarrassment is the beginning of moral consciousness. Honor grows from qualms. -John Leonard BEST TAKE-OUT ON THE ISLANDS CALL FOR DAILY SPECIALS472-9300 Jerrys FoodsRestaurant & DeliDaily Lunch Specials Salad Bar Take-Out or Eat In Breakfast Lunch DinnerOpen Daily 6 a.m. 10 p.m. The Only Dockside Dining on Sanibel Located at the Sanibel Marina Specializing in Local Seafood We also feature Petite & 10 oz. 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47 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 31, 2014 Katharine Britton To Discuss Her New Book At Sanibel Public LibraryThe Sanibel Public Library on Wednesday, February 5 at 2 p.m. will host a book talk and signing with Sanibel author Katharine Britton discussing and signing copies of her new book Little Island. The talk will take place in Room #4. The book has been described as, A deeply compassionate story of an extended New England family beleaguered by loss, misunderstandings, and terrible secrets... Brittons debut novel, Her Sisters Shadow, was published by Berkley Books (Penguin, USA) in June 2011. Little Island, her second nobel, came out on September 3, 2013. Britton has a masters degree in creative writing from Dartmouth College. Her screenplay, Goodbye Dont Mean Gone, was a Moondance Film Festival winner and a finalist in the New England Women in Film and Television contest. Britton is a member of the League of Vermont Writers and PEN New England. She teaches writing at Colby-Sawyer College and is an instructor at The Writers Center. There is no charge to attend and the program is open to all. 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 To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Meet Shell Points Gift Shop AuthorsVisitors to the Shell Point Gift Shop will find all types of books from mysteries to cookbooks written by resident authors. On Monday, February 10, the authors of the Gift Shop books will be on hand from 10 a.m. to noon to share back stories, details and insights behind the books theyve written. The authors will also personally autograph Gift Shop book purchases. In addition to meeting the Gift Shop authors, guests will have an opportunity to win prizes, including a gift certificate redeemable at the Shell Point Gift Shop. The Shell Point Gift Shop accepts cash or checks and is located on The Island at Shell Point. For more information, call Melody Desilets, volunteer coordinator, at 454-2290 or visit www. Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email


NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands VOL. 21, NO. 32 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA JANUARY 31, 2014 B BSECTION Tournament Puts $16,000 In Breast Cancer Research FundThe Play for PINK (Prevention, Immediate diagnosis, New technology, Knowledge) held its annual golf tournament on January 17 at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club. The tournament was attended by 120 people and raised approximately $16,000. The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company and The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club made donations and contributions. Silent auction items and 50/50 tickets assisted in raising funds as well. The event was sponsored by The Dunes Womens Golf Association, in memory and honor of all victims of breast cancer. Play for PINK is a grassroots organization dedicated to raising funds to fight breast cancer by creating and promoting awareness of breast cancer through sporting and lifestyle events including mens and womens golf tournaments, tennis, swimming, card games, equestrian events and shopping benefits. The organizations commitment is to contribute 100 percent of all funds raised to its beneficiary, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Hole sponsors: Island Pharmacy, June and Jerry Muench (in memory of Melissa Muench Johnson), Barrier Island Title Services, The Timbers Restaurant and Fish Market, John R. Wood Realtors, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, John A. Czarnecki and Family, DWGA members: Grethe Christensen, Lil Galius, Joan Kent, Linda Drasnin, Nancy McConnell, continued on page 23B The group gathered for a photo on the green Robbies Run Raises $46,000 For Kids CharitiesGrampys Charities, whose mission is to raise funds in support of research and comfort-based childrens charities, held the first annual Something-K Robbies Run on January 18 at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club on Sanibel. Participants hailed from as far away as England and New England. Robbies Run is named for the late Rob Cutler, a winter resident of Sanibel from Hingham, Massachusetts, who helped found Grampys Charities. The 100 percent volunteer organization, with no paid continued on page 6B Sanibel fireman Rob Wilkins assists Ronald McDonald with the ball drop Bob Risch, Leilani Sivsov and Jim Castle with Ronald McDonald


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 31, 20142B Heart, Stroke And Wellness Walk Set For February 9submitted by Sandy TegerThe American Heart Associations Inaugural Heart, Stroke & Wellness Walk for Sanibel-Captiva will take place on Sunday, February 9. Festivities for the familyand petfriendly, non-competitive 5K walk start at 1 p.m. across from Baileys General Store, on the vacant property adjoining Island Inn Road. The walk (3.1miles) starts at 2 p.m., rain or shine. The goal is to bring awareness to the American Heart Associations heart disease and stroke prevention efforts as well as raise funds for life-saving research, education and advocacy. Prior to the walk, there will be a festival area featuring local sponsors and educational resources on heart disease and stroke the No. 1 and No. 4 killers of all Americans, respectively. There will also be fun, heart-healthy activities for walkers of all ages. The suggested registration fee for the walk is a $50 donation, and includes a keepsake bandana. The Heart, Stroke & Wellness Walk for Sanibel-Captiva is part of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Associations My Heart. My Life. movement. This movement is a national rallying cry for change that encourages simple behavior adjustments to help people feel better and live longer. Simple changes made through My Heart. My Life. will help the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association reach its 2020 Impact Goal: To improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans while reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent, all by the year 2020. Sponsors include local My Heart. My Life. Platform Sponsors Lee Memorial Health System and Lex and Eileen Roulston; and numerous other local sponsors, including: the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company; Chuck Bergstrom/REMAX of the Islands; Shell Point Retirement Community; REMAX Realtors; Heritage Bay Cabinetry; S.A.M. Builders; Glen Simmons/VIP Realtors and Suncatchers Dream. The Heart Walk is sponsored nationally by Subway Restaurants and Jenny Craig. Information and sign-up forms for the walk can be found at For more information on the walk, including sponsorship opportunities, contact Lee County Heart Walk Director Molly Spain at 495-4901 or San-Cap Rotary Raffle Tickets On Sale NowEscape the heat and humidity of summer with a week-long visit to beautiful, cool and dry Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club is offering a chance to do just that by sponsoring a Summer In The Colorado Mountains raffle. The package includes six nights of accommodations for four in a luxury condominium, six days free rental car, rodeo tickets, tubing on the Yampa River, a golf outing, boating on Steamboat Lake, biking and much more with arrangements customized for the winning family. More activities include dinner, a picnic lunch, pool passes, horseback riding, hiking and kids activities. This vacation package is valid from June 1 to October 31, 2014 and certain restrictions such as room availability apply. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife) and END POLIO NOW, Rotary Internationals global campaign to eradicate polio. Raffle tickets are $10 each, three for $25 or 15 for $100. Tickets can be acquired from a Rotary member or by emailing Tickets may also be purchased at Baileys General Store, Congress Jewelers, CROW, Heidrick & Co. Insurance, John Grey Painting and Rosier Insurance. The drawing will be held in April. The program is a reciprocal arrangement with the Steamboat Springs Rotary Club and the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Clubs package was made possible by sponsors including Guy and Tina Tober, The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club, Tarpon Bay Explorers, Doc Fords Rum Bar and Grille, and George and Wendys Seafood Grille. The Sanibel-Captiva Heart, Stroke & Wellness Walk Committee, in red, from left: Steve Brown, Sandy Teger, Molly Spain, AHA Heart Walk Director Art Cassell, Carole Fallon, Nola Theiss and Lex Roulston. Also pictured are members of the Sanibel Fire & Rescue Distr ict. Hortoons Share your communitynews with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email:


3B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 31, 2014A Survival Storyby Art CassellOn May 31, 1981, I was on Pan Am flight 001 at JFK airport in New York. We were taxiing for take-off on a full Boeing 747. The flight was a non-stop to Narita, Tokyo, Japan, a 14-hour flight. I was not feeling well all morning and now was perspiring heavily and was experiencing chest pain. I pushed the stewardess button. She looked at me and without my saying anything, she asked me if I was having chest pain. I said I did, and she immediately phoned the pilot. The plane turned around and headed back to the gate. The staff got me off the plane and waiting for me at the gate was a team of paramedics. They gave me an EKG and performed other tests. The medic told me that I was having a heart attack. I was 46 years old and had never had any medical problems in my life. I never smoked cigarettes but was overweight, did not manage my diet and got almost no aerobic exercise. I was rushed to Jamaica Hospital, just off the Van Wyck Expressway in Queens, and was treated there for about 10 days and then released. For the next two years, I was limited in what I could do. In a scheduled stress test, I had some changes and my doctor scheduled me for a catheterization which showed major blockage in my coronary arteries. Two days later, I was on a plane to Milwaukee where I entered St. Lukes Hospital. Three days afterward, I had sixway coronary bypass surgery. This was 1983 and I was now 48 years old. My life changed forever. I totally changed my diet. I exercised and regularly visited my cardiologist. I subsequently developed problems with my ejection fraction and had a defibrillator implanted in 2004. Some minor problems caused me to have a stent in 2008 and I am still on a program of diet, exercise and drugs. Today, I am 78 years old. I play golf three to four times a week, walk three miles on the days that I dont play golf, travel, enjoy my family and live as though I never had these problems. If I had been born the year my father was, I would not have made it to 50. All this because of advancement in medical research and the progress made in treating cardiac patients. The fight is not over. Heart attacks and strokes are still the number one killer of both men and women in America. We need to do more. Please support the American Heart Associations lifesaving efforts by being a donor and/or walker on Sunday, February 9 as we hold the 1st annual Sanibel/Captiva Heart, Stroke & Wellness Walk at Baileys Center. Festivities begin at 1 p.m., and the noncompetitive, family-friendly 3.1-mile walk begins at 2 p.m., rain or shine. Your $50 donation includes a T-shirt. For more information, visit or contact Molly Spain, Lee County Heart Walk director, at 495-4901 or email Molly. The Heart Walk is sponsored nationally by Subway Restaurants and Jenny Craig. Art Cassell with his wife, Susan A CPA spends years preparing formoments just like these .Call 239.472.13231648 Perwinkle Way, Suite D SanibelYour Concerns Go Beyond Taxes... and So Do Our Skills.As CPAs, we focus on your nancial life, not just your taxes. We look at where you want to be. See for yourself why our clients appreciate all the work we do. TRUST As the largest independent Trust Company in Southwest Florida, we combine personal service with world class investment management to create a superior client experience. Founded in 2001, we maintain the highest standards of safety and soundness. Client portfolios are separately managed and individually tailored to your total return, cash ow, and legacy needs. Experience the benets of private wealth management.Wealth Management | Trust Administration | Estate PlanningYour nancial future should rest in the hands of a company with the integrity and experience to preserve and grow your assets.


4B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 31, 2014 Local Charity GLAD Of New NameWhat began as the Lee County Migrant Mission in the late 1950s to provide the migrant gladiolus field workers and their children warm clothing and blankets during the cold winters, gradually expanded to become a child care center serving over 160 children. That charity has been known as Brightest Horizons Child Development Center. In a move to return to its roots, Brightest Horizons has rebranded itself by taking on a new name, the Gladiolus Learning and Development Center (GLAD). The center is at 10320 Gladiolus Drive in South Fort Myers, and there are plans to build a new center on property it owns on the opposite side of Gladiolus Drive. The organization is looking for people who would like to get involved. Call 481-2100 to hear about volunteer opportunities. The following fundraising activities are planned: February 9 Cruise with Captiva Cruises to Useppa Island. This cruise includes lunch on board the Lady Chadwick, guided tours of Useppas botanical and butterfly gardens, Barbara L. Sumwalt Museum and the Collier Inn. Dessert, coffee, wine and cheese will be served on board during the return with a live auction to raise funds for scholarships/needs; February 17 Glow Golf Tournament at Gulf Coast Town Centers indoor miniature golf course. School is out and this activity is geared for the family and friends. Tickets are available from by calling 481-2100; February 24 Sanibel Chicos Wardrobe Party, at the original Chicos on Sanibel. Hand them a GLAD flyer and 10 percent will go to GLAD. Flyers are available at; March 1 Fish Tale Marina Fishing Tournament; March 28 Gulf Harbour Luncheon with entertainment by children from GLAD; April 11 Tennis Tournament at Legends; May 6 Derby Party at George and Wendys Sanibel Seafood Grille; Call 481-2100 for more information. Youngsters at play at GLAD Some of the children who attend Gladiolus Leaning and Development Center O ces in Sanibel, Fort Myers & Punta Gorda Phone: (239) 931-7566 Fax: (239) 9317560 Email: www.hmdlegal.comReal Estate Business Law Commercial Litigation E M Jbt Hbn Cf DCbn HOLTZ MAHSHIE DECOSTA ATTORNEYS AT LAW Pool Service & Supply Pool Service & Supply Chlorine Tabs Tools Pumps Chlorine Tabs Tools Pumps Free computerized water analysis Free computerized water FL Lic. #CPC1457804 FL Lic. #CPC1457804STORE HOURS: M-F 9-4 SAT 10-1 SERVICE: MON-SAT 8-5 Stop by our store in Anchor Point 1633 Periwinkle Way472-4100BANNER POOL SERVICE


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6B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 31, 2014 From page 1BRobbies Runstaff, has donated more than $3 million in support of sick children. The run benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities and others. The $46,000 raised by this event went to Ronald McDonald House Charities and the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile Program. The care mobile travels to schools, community centers and low income neighborhoods to deliver medical and dental care to thousands of underserved children. The Sanibel Fire Department and JETT also received donations from Grampys in support of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The inaugural Sanibel event featured a fun run, walk or crawl as well as a 50/50 golf ball drop over a putting green at The Dunes. The individual who was closest to the pin in the ball drop, immediately donated the $6,800 cash prize back to the Ronald McDonald House. The event was capped off by tours of the care mobile and a visit from Ronald McDonald. As a result of the success of the run, it will become an annual event, the organizers said. Katie Cutler, Ronald McDonald and Margo and Aaron Cutler, from Hingham, Massachusetts Tony Halski, owner of Beachview Tennis Club, and Arla Wiles Jonatha Castle and Sherrie Hughes with Ronald McDonald 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 1500 Angel Drive, Sanibel 3 bedrooms, 2 baths Outstanding views of San Carlos Bay Eat In Kitchen Dock and LiftO ered at $1,249,000 490 Elizabeth Drive, Sanibel 2 bedroom, 2 bath Private Screened Pool Cottage style home Private settingO ered at $419,500 Gulf Front Living 3 bedroom, 2 bath Gorgeous Gulf Front Views West End of Sanibel Open SundeckO ered at $1,595,000 Loggerhead Cay Unit E583 2 bedroom, 2 bath Newly refurbished Great Rental Revenue Gulf Front CommunityO ered at $595,000 1272 Isabel Drive, Sanibel Over 10,000 square feet 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths Private Master Suite Private Pool & ElevatorO ered at $3,750,000Your Private Showing can be scheduled by calling 239.994.7975 FEATURED PROPERTIES LUXURY BAYFR ONT LIVING


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8B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 31, 2014 Weather, Not Predicted Winner Big Question As Outdoor Cold Weather Super Bowl XLVIII Approachesby Ed FrankAs the icy sub-zero winds swirl in the coldest winter in decades throughout much of the nation, the big question is not who will win Sundays Super Bowl XLVIII, but whats the weather going to be for the first outdoor Super Bowl in a cold weather site? Writing this column early this week, it obviously was too early to predict an accurate forecast for the Denver-Seattle title game at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. But we can say with certainty that it will be the coldest of the previous 47 Super Bowls, the present record being a game-time temperature of 39 degrees for the 1972 Super Bowl at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans. Monday of this week, the New York-area forecast for Sunday called for mid-30s temperatures with mild wind, which wouldnt be bad. But mid-week Polar Vortex temperatures leading to the weekend are likely to be brutal. Obviously, the National Football League downplays the weather dilemma. When a 13-inch snow buried MetLife Stadium last week, the league said the stadium was cleared of snow in 18 hours. And the normal 800-member stadium maintenance staff has been doubled for the big game. However, there also were reports last week that the NFL was considering moving the game to another site or even rescheduling the biggest event in sports. The Super Bowl always has been a super-expensive ticket, and this years Big Apple region site had expected to fetch record prices. But that has not been the case. A week before the game, the NFL Ticket Exchange reported average ticket prices of $1,779, $409 cheaper than this time last year and $809 less than 2012. When prices opened on the exchange the day after Denver and Seattle won their conference championships, the price was $2,700. Weather is the contributing factor to the price decline. James Kimmel, owner of Epic Seats, a Seattle ticket broker, said, What we have now is like a panicked stock market. The buyers have frozen and the sellers are panicked. He added that he even had an offer to buy a mans ticket at face value, something I never expected to hear. How will the players adjust to the questionable weather? How will the coaches adjust their game plans? And who will be crowned Super Bowl XLVIII champion? Those questions pale compared to the big question: Whats the weather going to be? Chuck Knoblauch Elected To Minnesota Twins Hall Of Fame Former Minnesota Twins second baseman and the 1991 American League Rookie of the Year Chuck Knoblauch has been named to the teams Hall of Fame. He became the 27th member to join that exclusive group. Knoblauch played 12 years in the Major Leagues, seven with the Twins, and retired with a career .304 batting average. He was a four-time All Star and remains as the Twins all-time leader in several offensive categories. He was Minnesotas first-round draft choice in 1989. He completed his career with the New York Yankees and Kansas City Royals. Player Of The Year Kenny Perry Joins To Compete In Ace Group Classic Kenny Perry, the 2013 Champions Tour Player of the Year, joins the stellar field for the February 14 to 16 Ace Group Classic at TwinsEagles Golf Club in Naples. Perry will be competing with nine of last seasons top 10 money winners on the senior circuit. Clearing snow from MetLife Stadium, site of Super Bowl XLVIII DAVID J SASS CPAINDIVIDUAL, CORPORATION, PARTNERSHIP, ESTATES & TRUSTSAll Federal & State Returns & Accounting ServicesFlorida CPA since 1986239-395-0690 Ron Smiley, Realtor, ABR, AHWD, e-Pro, GRI, SCIS, 1031 239.565.1712www.RonSmiley.comDistinctive Homes and CondosCall Ron Smiley From Golf to Gulf. From Mainland to Island. Be a satis ed and happy homeowner with Smiley NOW AVAILABLE Beautiful 2/2 Gulf Block condo gutted in 2011 and remodeled with new kitchen and appliances, new bedrooms, baths, tiled throughout. First oor walk-out means no steps or elevators to contend with. This is a must see if youre condo hunting. Wind resistant windows and sliders. Asking $495,000. SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD YOUR SHOVEL YOUR SHOVEL OUR SHOVEL OUR SHOVELPartial list of SOLDS 2013Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email


9B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 31, 2014 The Dunes Golf ClubFour-Man ShamblesOn January 22 The Dunes Mens Golf Associations league members played a Four-man Shambles format with 16 foursomes participating. It called for teamwork and precision shot placement. The results were: 1st Ed Greenberg Bob Schoen Tom Veratti Bruce Sprinkle 2nd Bruce McLaughlin Dod Wainwright Hank Humphrey Tom Browning 3rd Dan Alton Jack Trautwein Tom Shriner Tom Winkler Tom Veratti, Bob Schoen, team captain Bruce Sprinkle and Ed Greenburg To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 2242 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Square #3 Lisa Murty Realtor Sales Associate Large cul-de-sac lot near Clam Bayou & this beach $399K Lot in golf & tennis community, beach access too $199K Elise Carnes Real Estate Licensed, Notary, & Listing Coordinator David Anderson Realtor Sales Associate & Office Manager Susan Andrews Realtor Broker-Owner, SanibelCaptiva Specialist, e-Pro TRC (Transnational Referral Certified) & RSPS (Resort & 2nd Home Property Specialist Island Beach Club 2 bedrm, view & rental-ready $474K East-end Loggerhead Cay 2 bedrm w/good income $499K Whimsical 1-bedrm getaway at Pointe Santo + income $499K Single-family home lot borders conservation land $185K Remodeled & now a 3 bedrm at Gulfside Place $1.295M Sandalfoot gulf-front groundfloor income-producer $699K Pointe Santo 2nd floor w/ tropical view to gulf $649.9K Rare 3-bedrm walk-out to bay at Mariner Pointe $599.9K Direct bay-front w/wide floor plan at Mariner Pointe $549K Custom 2 bedrm w/many water views at Mariner Pointe $459K Townhouse-style w/shared pool & nature views $335K Pool, beach, & Sanibel River at Spanish Cay 1 bedrm $274K Build in Shell Harbor, views intersecting canals $749K 472-HOME (4663) 888-603-0603 More Info, Search for Property, & Read Susans blog at Join us on the island Sanibel 8-Ball Pool LeagueThrashing LeadersWith a 13-3 thrashing of Island Lifers, the Odd Ball team picked up five games on league-leading Bunts Busters. Jimbo Gaubatz paced the Odd Balls with four wins over Lifer Jack Cunningham. Doc Lubinski, Kelly Greten and Noah Smith helped the Odd guys with three wins each. The Odd Balls only meet Bunts Busters one more time before seasons end. That match is set for Monday, February 17 at American Legion Post 123 Sanibel Caf stayed within striking distance of the Odd Balls with an 11-5 pasting of cellar-dwelling Fresh Legion Crew. John Earle again displayed his cue prowess with four wins over Legion captain Gator Gates. Joe Mason and Pete Mindel backed Earle up with three wins each. Sanibel Caf captain Rich McCurry, who last week pulled the miracle four-win upset over Jack Dalton, got caught resting on his laurels and managed only one victory for the night. Top scorer for the Legion team was Tom Yorgey, who notched three of his teams total wins. After building a 4-0 lead from Terry Ricottas flawless cue performance, Bunts Ball Busters managed an 8-8 tie with fourth place Sandycappers. John Reigert won four straight for the Sandycapper team to tie the match at 6-6, and Sandycapper captain Kevin Pottorf grabbed two wins from Buster captain Bob Buntrock to post the tie with the league leaders. January 27 Results Odd Balls 13Island Lifers 3 Sanibel Caf 11Fresh Legion Crew5 Bunts Ball Busters8Sandycappers 8 StandingTeam Name WonLost FirstBunts Ball Busters 17185 SecondOdd Balls 150106 ThirdSanibel Caf 144112 FourthSandycappers 130126 FifthIsland Lifers 98158 SixthFresh Legion Crew 75181SANIBEL 8-BALL POOL LEAGUE 2013-14 Standings through January 27


10B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 31, 2014 The Dunes Golf ClubNifty NinersThe Dunes Golf & Tennis Club Nifty Niners played a Two Best Net of Four contest on Thursday, January 23. The results: Flight 1 1st Ann Levinsohn 55 Sue Altum Joan Dyke 2nd Willie Winkler 62 Gerri Perkins Peggy Hogg Sandy Jones Birdie: Willie Winkler #9. The Dunes Golf ClubFour-Man GameThe Dunes Mens Golf Association members played a Four-Man Shamble tournament on January 22. The format was a 4 Man Shamble. The results were: 1st Ed Greenberg 95 Bob Schoen Tom Veratti Bruce Sprinkle 2nd Bruce McLaughlin 102 Dod Wainwright Hank Humphrey Tom Browning 3rd Dan Alton 103 Jack Trautwein Tom Shriner Tom Winkler The Dunes Golf ClubString GameThe Sunday Mixed Golf tournament on January 26 was a Four-Person Scramble String Game. Results were: 1st Jim Fantozzi Janet Fantozzi Felix Curcuru Carol Curcuru 2nd John Hellmuth Diane Hellmuth Doug Mallon Jeanne Mallon 3rd Ed Greenberg Nancy Greenberg Ray Vazquez Doris Dewitt 4th Thomas Shriner Marilyn Kane Jerry Muench June Muench Closest to the pin: Hole 2 Karen Hendricks Hole 9 Bob Orr Sanibel Island Golf ClubTwo-Man Best BallOn Saturday, January 25, the Sanibel Island Golf Club Mens League played a Two-Man Best Ball game with 90 percent handicaps applied for scoring purposes. The winners were the team of Don Bradford and Dick Codair with a score of 58. They said they both played well with several net birdies and a couple of natural birdies. Bradford had a 40-foot putt for one of his birdies and Codair had several pars for his usual steady play. In second place, with a score of 59, was the two-man team of Marty Gallagher and Roger Cogswell. Cogswell attributes their success to Gallaghers long drives, and Gallagher said it was because of Cogswells good chipping and putting. In third place was the team of John Kilkenny and David Bugby with a score of 61. There were several 62s and 63s so Kilkennys eagle on the sixth hole made the difference for them. Don Bradford and Dick Codair Marty Gallagher and Roger Cogswell SPORTS QUIZ 1. In 2013, for the third time in major-league history, the reigning Cy Young Award winners (R.A. Dickey, David Price) faced each other in a regular-season game. Name either of the other two pairings. 2. How many times did pitcher Greg Maddux strike out 200 or more batters in a season during his 23-year major-league career? 3. In 2012, Adrian Peterson became the second Minnesota Vikings running back to have five consecutive 100-yards-rushing games. Who was the first? 4. When was the last time before 2012 that Harvards mens basketball team made the NCAA Tournament? 5. Name the last time before the 2013-14 season that the Colorado Avalanche started a season at least 6-0-0. 6. Austrian skier Mario Matt set a record in 2013 for the oldest skier (34) to win a World Cup slalom. Who had been the oldest? 7. Who was the last British mens golfer before Matt Fitzpatrick in 2013 to win the U.S. Amateur golf tournament? ANSWERS 1. Frank Viola and Orel Hershiser (1989), and Tom Glavine and Roger Clemens (1999). 2. Once (1998), although he had at least 190 strikeouts in four other seasons. 3. Robert Smith, in 2000. 4. It was 1946. 5. It was the 1985-86 season, when the franchise was located in Quebec. 6. Finn Christian Jagge was 33 when he won in 1999. 7. Harold Hilton, in 1911. ISLAND INSURANCE SERVICE Kathleen Papaleo President Mark OBrien General Manager Susan Barnes Personal Lines Gina Loeber Agent 703 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel, FL (239) 472-3022 Summer is over and its time to enjoy those beautiful winter days in Paradise. Have an insurance question? Call our office today for a new Auto quote. We are HERE for all your insurance needsShare your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email


239.472.3355949 Sand Castle Rd., Sanibel, FL 33957 Your Island. Your Club Come See Whats Happening at Your Club... JOIN NOW AND NEW MEMBERS SAVE UP TO $1000 For Reservations, call 239.472.3355 and visit for more Information e Dunes hosted its rst Monday Murder Mystery on January 20th emed by a Murder at Anonville Manor, guests (each in character of the story) enjoyed a dinner party To Die For. Guests played out an evening of mysterious murder and four courses of a tantalizing dinner by Chef Lisa. During the evening, London Wilton, played by Linda Defransico, screamed in horror as she found herself the victim of the dinner party. And as the mystery unfolded, Ms. Shugga Ann Flower, played by Judy Yenkole, found herself in the library with the candlestick and a vengeful secret. Join the Dunes for the next Murder Mystery on February 17th for a Valentine Murder. e Dunes now hosts a live comedy show every month, bringing Laugh-In Comedy Cafe to the island. is month, February 13th, e Dunes will feature Tim Wilkins, a 20 year veteran stand-up comedian, and TV and radio personality who has entertained millions in venues ranging from Radio City Music Hall to chow halls in Afghanistan. He has been seen nationally on HBO, HSN, ESPN2, Fox Sports, TLC; e Daily Buzz, BetterTV, CMTs Next Big Comic and Nickelodeons NickMom Night Out. Join us every month. Sunday, 2/2THE DUNES TAILGATE PARTY 1 pm & 5 pm NFL SP IRIT, GOLF, CORN HOLE AND A CHILI COOK OFF All this and the Big Game on 100 Screens Tuesday, 2/4BRIDGE LESSONS 9:15 am INSTRUCTION BY SUSAN WILLOUGHBY Series I of 3 seasonal series for intermediate players Wednesday, 2/5SWEET BEAT! DANCE NIGHT 6 pm DESSERT AND DANCING as instructors from Enchanted Ballroom teach the art of Swing, Salsa and Rumba. Come early and Enjoy a Sunset dinner Friday, 2/7MEET THE ARTISTS GALLERY RECEPTION 5 pm MULTIMEDIA ART by Bea Pappas MULTIMEDIA ART by Deborah Butler CERAMICS by Jerry Edelman Work will be displayed for the month of February Saturday, 2/8NINE AND WINE AROUND THE WORLD 3 pm Traveling 9 Countries over 9 Holes of Golf FEATURING AUSTRALIA Play 9 social holes and nish with ne Australian wine tastings and dinner Left to right, Mystery Murderer Judy Yenkole and Mystery Murdered, Linda DeFrancisco Tim Wilkins Murder Mystery Dinner Winners Left to right, Nick Blackwood, Donna ONeil and Guest, Judy Yenkole and Greg Jennings 11B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 31, 2014


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 Amy Wilmer, manager at Pocoloco 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 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. 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. 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. 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, 20 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 12B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 31, 2014 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. 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. BENNETTS FRESH ROAST Bennetts Fresh Roast has prided itself on its fresh-from-scratch doughnuts made daily and serving fresh roasted coffee from the finest beans resulting in the most flavorful and freshest cup of coffee around. Bennetts also offers fresh desserts including praline bread pudding, lemon bars and pies and packaged whole bean or ground coffees, breakfast muffins, oatmeal and breakfast sandwiches. On the weekends, Bennetts Strata, a layered baked breakfast dish, is a regular sellout. Tea lovers can choose from a large variety of Harney & Sons Fine Teas. Lunch offerings including paninis, soups, sandwiches, three signature salads and Bennetts Chicken & Donut and Donut Dog.


Read us online at continued on page 14B13B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 31, 2014 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 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 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. 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. Sanibel 1025 Periwinkle Wa y M on Sat. 10 5 E venings & Sun d ays b y appointment 5 79.0412Naples & Fort MyeLIMITED TIME SAVINGS ON SELECT ITEMS! if you havent seen us lately, you havent seen us. Distinctl norris.comCOMPLETE DESIGNER CONDO PACKAGES In your choice of custom fabrics and nishes. STARTING AT $11,999


From page 13BRestaurants14B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 31, 2014 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 rock music tonight, Friday, by Robby & the Absent-Minded rock band. Sunday Jazz Brunch is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with live jazz from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday is Hospitality Night with happy hour pricing from 8 p.m. The Malibu Duo, Papa Rasta and Eric Malibu, play contemporary, reggae and dance at the Jacaranda Thursday nights LIVE ON THE ISLANDS 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 19 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, 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. SUNDIAL BEACH RESORT & SPASundial Beach Resort has undergone a $5 million renovation and is open to the public with three restaurants and a talented new chef specializing in fresh gulf seafood and other culinary creations. Enjoy daily al fresco dining at Sea Breeze Caf with an all-day menu served until 10 p.m. or a gulfview dining experience in Waterview, 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 an all-you-can-eat BBQ Buffet is available Saturdays from noon 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 $15 daily before 5:30 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.) hummus, tuna, corn chips and guacamole, almond butter and homemade jam, bananas and coconut on sunflower bread, raw artisan crackers. Watch for daily specials. Custom meals can be ordered. Catering available. The Sanibel Sprouts juice bar attracts a lively crowd of health conscious islanders and visitors, and the daily lunch specials are very popular. Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ; Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed. 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. TAX-CONSULTING & ACCOUNTING SERVICESServing the islands since 1978 Professional and Confidential Income Tax Preparation Individuals Corporations Estates & Trust Tax Consulting Tax Deferred Exchange International Taxation State Tax Forms (239) 472-5152 1619 Periwinkle Way, Suite 102, Sanibel Island, FL 33957 M.S.T. 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15B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 31, 2014 to close. Tuesday is Open Mic Night from 8 to 11 p.m. with guitar and vocal performances by various local artists. Roy Schneider & Kim Mayfield will be entertaining Wednesday in their Americana singing style with guitar and mandolin. 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. 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, Mike Arnone, The Jersey Kid,, piano and vocals; Tuesday, Woody Brubaker on the piano, saxophone, and vocals accompanied by Barbara Smith; Wednesday, the Freestyle Jazz Quartet 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 will feature The New Vinyls Friday and Saturday from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Taylor Stokes is playing Tuesday and Wednesday nights. 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. Enchanted Ballroom dance student, Elisabeth Smith, won the Top Competitor award at the Sunburst Ball competition held in Scottsdale, Arizona last month. Smith and her professional dance partner, Stefan Zhivkov, competed in both American and International styles of dancing. The Sunburst Ball was Smiths second competition, and she showed grace, poise and stamina, performing more than 20 different dances in over 150 heats. With her combination of exquisite footwork and beautiful technique, Smith outshined all the other competitors and brought home all the top awards in her category. Congratulations on your accomplishment, Elisabeth! Stefan Zhivkov and Elisabeth Smith CONGRATULATIONS To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, I am worried that my 4-year-old sons reading skills wont develop appropriately because his preschool uses electronic devices much of the time. Should I complain to his teachers? Crystal B., Estero, Florida Crystal, This is an interesting and complex question. We must realize and accept that for young children, electronic tools will be a main source of textual information at school and in their lives. Given the ever increasing number of e-books, e-texts, games and the upsurge in apps, the traditional picture book reading experience of early childhood has transformed into a highly interactive, multi-media literacy experience for most preschool children. Research indicates that we still dont know much about the impact of e-books on childrens early literacy knowledge, skills and desire to read, but we are beginning to collect valuable information. In the next few paragraphs Ive reported some new data that may help you to make more informed choices for your child. According to recent research published in The School Library Journal, researchers from John Carroll University examined how different digital tools an iPad, an iPod and a tabletop touchscreen computer captured and held childrens attention to print media delivered electronically. They looked specifically at the childrens behaviors of looking, listening and touching while reading, speculating that the requirement for multisensory actions used may be what directs preschoolers attention to e-text in ways that support early literacy experience and learning.continued on page 18B Florida Residencyand Estate PlanningWORKSHOP e e e n n n t t t e e e d d d b b b b y y y : : : Complimentary Written Trust Analysis:Bring your current documents to the workshop one-half hour earlyThursday, February 6, 20142:00 p.m.Sanibel Community House 2173 Periwinkle Way Sanibel 33957Wednesday, February 5, 20142:00 p.m.Temple Beth El 16225 Winkler Rd. 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18B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 31, 2014 Insurance Tip Policy Limitsby Angela Larson RoehlMost homeowner and condo unit-owners policies have specified limits within the policy that limits the coverage for jewelry, silverware, furs, fine art, stamps, music equipment and sports equipment, just to name a few. Here is an example of how most insurance carriers limit the coverage for these items: Jewelry $1,000 Silverware $2,500 Furs $1,000 Money $200 Securities $1,000 The above limits are not per item, they are the total limit of coverage the carrier will provide in case of a covered loss. Should you want to insure the items for their true value, then you will need to schedule the items on your policy by adding a personal articles floater endorsement on your existing policy or purchasing a separate personal articles policy. Most insurance carriers require either a recent receipt or appraisal should the item exceed a particular amount. You should contact your insurance agent to discuss your particular situation and requirements to verify that all your personal belongings are properly covered should a loss occur. Angela Larson Roehl is a local Sanibel-Captiva insurance agent with over 20 years of insurance experience. She can be reached at Healthy Heart Week ActivitiesTo mark Healthy Heart Month, Sanibel Recreation Center will hold a Boot Camp from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at The Community Park on Saturday, February 1. That afternoon from 4 to 6 p.m. there will be backyard games at the same location. Yoga is scheduled for noon to 1 p.m. at the re3reation center, followed by Compression Only CPR from 1 to 2 p.m. Healthy Heart Month punch cards are available at the rec center front desk. Those who attend five Healthy Heart Month events and receive a free Fit 4 Life water bottle. Call the recreation center at 472-0345 for more information. Marge Angela Larson Rosier: The name that has been serving Southwest Florida for over 60 years 1200 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Matzaluna Plaza Sanibel IslandCall us anytime for your business and personal insurance needs on Sanibel and Choosing the Right Insurance Agent Makes all the Di erence 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 From page 15BSchool SmartThe researchers discovered that there were some differences between the larger tabletop computer and the smaller mobile devices, although all types of devices supported listening relatively evenly, which has implications for instruction in oral language comprehension for literacy. In regard to the touching, moving and gesturing behaviors of the children, some differences were found among the digital devices. Larger table top touch screen devices typically require some instruction by the teacher, while mobile devices allow children the opportunity to freely move and shift position as they read. Given the emerging motor skills of preschoolers, the chance for them to physically engage through movement by touching the screen or moving around to interact with the text may increase and engagement with e-book text in ways that promote early literacy skills. A great deal more research must be conducted before we can know for certain how to use digital media to the best advantage in regard to attracting readers and increasing reading achievement and skills. I think its safe to say right now that providing your child as many reading experiences as possible through a variety of digital tools and hard cover books is an excellent way for him to become an interested and skilled reader. 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. by Marcia FeeneyAny ideas what the universal decorating question might be? Well, here it is: I want to redecorate but need help picking a color/s. I just dont know what color/s to use. So, here are a few color tips that I hope you find helpful in beginning the color selection process. And dont forget, a professional decorator can provide you with valuable assistance in making these all important color decisions. 1. Decide on your dominant color. You might want to repeat that color elsewhere at least once. 2. Use colors unequally for better color proportion and balance. 3. Color-connecting adjoining rooms is a must. 4. Stay with light colors for a feeling of spaciousness. Lighter color tones reflect light rays instead of absorbing them. 5. Bright, strong colors have the opposite effect. They create a warm, cozy feeling, especially in large rooms. 6. Emphasize desirable architectural details with strong color. 7. Camouflage architectural defects with neutral paint colors. 8. Notice how colors are affected by their neighbors, and be guided by what you see. 9. Take wood tones into consideration they are a part of your color scheme. 10. Base your choice and use of warm and cooler colors on the atmosphere you wish to create. I hope these few tips will give you some a bit of knowledge when working on developing your own personal color scheme. Marcia Feeney is an interior designer on Sanibel/Captiva Islands. She can be reached at Superior InteriorsMy Most Frequently Asked Decorating Question... Answered! lic no. MV 81675239-267-2556Service that Speaks for ItselfIch spreche Deutsch OPEN MON-FRI 9AM 5:30PMSAT & SUN: BY APPT.Send your editorial copy


19B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 31, 2014 Last year brought several favorable developments for same sex couples in the tax and estate planning arenas. First, in June, the Supreme Court ruled in the Windsor case that same sex couples were entitled to the same federal estate tax benefits that a traditional married couple enjoys. In Windsor, the surviving spouse and executor of a same sex union sued the IRS for recovery of taxes paid that would not have been by a traditional married couple by way of the marital deduction. The surviving spouse claimed that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) that outlaws same sex unions and therefore lead to the denial of the estate tax marital deduction was unconstitutional. While the Supreme Court did not rule specifically on the direct issue, it did rule in a split (5-4) decision that when individual states recognize same sex marriages, the federal government cannot deny benefits to surviving spouses, including legal and tax benefits. That decision led to the surviving spouse in the Windsor union receiving the same federal tax benefits that a traditional married spouse would have received, and therefore the estate tax paid was refunded. The Justice Department decided not to contest the constitutionality of the Supreme Courts decision. Shortly thereafter the IRS issued a Revenue Ruling (2013-17) that responded to the Supreme Courts opinion in Windsor, ruling that same-sex couples who are legally married in states or foreign countries that recognize the validity of their marriages will be treated as married for all federal tax purposes, even if they live in a state or other jurisdiction that does not recognize same-sex marriages. Specifically, the IRS raised and answered the following three questions: 1. Do spouse, husband and wife, husband, and wife, include lawfully married persons of the same sex? Here, the IRS answered Yes. 2. Is this true if the jurisdiction in which the couple is currently domiciled, unlike the jurisdiction in which the marriage was established, does not recognize same sex marriages? Again, the IRS answered the question as Yes. In other words, if a same sex couple were legally married in Massachusetts that does recognize same sex marriages, but subsequently moves to Florida that does not, the couple will still receive the benefits of being considered married for federal legal and tax purposes. 3. Is this true of registered domestic partnerships, civil unions and similarly recognized formal relationships? Here, the IRS answered the question No. The same sex couple must be legally married in a state or country that recognizes same sex marriages in order to be considered married. When the revenue ruling was released, Secretary of the Treasury Jacob Lew said, Todays ruling provides certainty and clear, coherent tax filing guidance for all legally married same-sex couples nationwide. It provides access to benefits, responsibilities and protections under federal tax law that all Americans deserve. This ruling also assures legally married same sex couples that they can move freely throughout the country knowing that their federal filing status will not change. These pronouncements and rulings provide many federal income and estate tax benefits for same sex married couples. As mentioned in the Windsor case, the estate tax marital deduction is available to same sex couples, as is portability of unused spouse estate exemption, the filing of joint income tax returns, tax free gift transfers between spouses, gift splitting so that the spouses can double the amount of tax-free gifts to other loved ones and a variety of other benefits. There are also downsides for samesex married couples under the tax laws. The marriage penalty that serves to tax two-income earning married couples at a higher rate than if they were both single now applies to same-sex married couples. The maximum mortgage interest deduction is limited to $1.1 million of debt among a married couple as opposed to $2.2 million to a non-married couple. Participants in certain employee benefit plans subject to the ERISA laws will be required to obtain the spouses written consent before designating anyone other than the spouse (such as a trust) as beneficiary of certain benefit plans. Losses are generally not allowed for transfers between spouses as well. Although these new rules did much to clarify the income tax filing status for same-sex couples at the federal level, same-sex couples in non-recognition states will have to deal with their income tax filing status at the state level. Even if the state is a conformity state (that is, the state income tax return follows the federal return with certain specified adjustments), many non-recognition states have announced that same-sex couples must file separate state tax returns. This may require a same-sex couple that files a joint federal return to prepare pro forma federal returns with filing status as separate before they can prepare their state tax returns. The non-recognition states that follow this approach include Arizona, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. There will also be will construction issues in non-recognition states. For example, if a will governed by the law of Virginia (a non-recognition state) grants a New York beneficiary the power to appoint trust assets at death to the continued on page 20B Will PowerSame Sex Couples Estate Planningby Craig R. 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20B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 31, 2014 Academy Of Lifelong Learning Hosts Expert On Older Adults And AddictionThe Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point welcomes Carol Colleran, CAP, ICADC, a pioneer in the development of addiction treatment for aging boomers and older adults, on Tuesday, February 18 from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. at The Village Church Auditorium at Shell Point. Colleran will discuss Aging & Addiction A Growing Concern For A Growing Population. As part of Hazeldens 2014 Community Lecture Series, Collerans presentation will focus on special issues and sensitivities related to working with older adult patients, a population that remains vastly undertreated due to misdiagnosis, ageism and misunderstanding. She will also shed light on the circumstances specific to older adults such as painful or major life transitions, such as retirement or loss of spouse, which may result in unhealthy coping behaviors or addiction. Colleran is a renowned educator and co-author with Debra Jay of the definitive guidebook Aging and Addiction: Helping Older Adults Overcome Alcohol and Medication Dependence. She has participated in policy development, education and special studies for several international, nation and government organizations, including the U.N., Columbia University and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. She is a recipient of the Johnson Institutes America Honors Recovery Award. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 489-8472. This is the only lecture in Hazeldens 2014 Community Lecture Series to be offered in Lee County, and it qualifies for one continuing education unit. Shell Point is proud to partner with Hazelden, a national nonprofit organization founded in 1949 that provides hope and healing to people affected by substance abuse. The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point is an educational initiative for the residents of the retirement community. The Academy provides approximately 90 classes each semester that encompass a well-rounded curriculum of educational opportunities for senior adults. To learn more about Shell Point, visit or call 1-800-780-1131. Carol Colleran ENGEL & VLKERSIsabella Rasi 239-246-4716 Enjoy unobstructed sunsets from this Top ProducersVIP Realty Group has announced the top agents and sales teams for the month of December. Mary Lou Bailey was recognized as top sales agent. Lomano, Nicholson & Associates were recognized as top listing team. Lynda and Kit Traverso were recognized as top listing agents. Linda Coin was recognized as top producing agent. ISLAND SUN BUSINESS NEWSMAKERS Lomano, Nicholson & Associates Linda Coin Mary Lou Bailey Lynda and Kit Traverso Realtors HonoredRE/MAX of the Islands announced that Chuck Bergstrom was the top selling associate for the month of December. Chuck Andrews was honored as the most productive marketing associate during December. Chuck Andrews Chuck Bergstrom From page 19BSame Sex Couples Estate Planningbeneficiarys spouse and the New York beneficiary has entered into a recognized same-sex marriage, can the New York beneficiary exercise the power in favor of the same-sex spouse? Other construction issues may arise in dealing with the discretionary power to distribute principal to a spouse where the will or trust instrument is governed by the law of a nonrecognition state and the beneficiary has a same-sex spouse. Same-sex spouses who entered into prenuptial or postnuptial marital agreements have often addressed how the fact that they did not qualify for various income tax benefits and other benefits affects their property rights vis--vis each other. Those agreements should now be reviewed, and future marital property agreements should be structured in light of these new laws. Theres definitely a lot to consider. Those who are in same sex marriages should take the time to review their planning to make sure that it is up to date with all of these changes. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email


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22B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 31, 2014 deaRPharmacistOverweight People Have Leptin Resistance by Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: Im frustrated and happy at the same time because last week, you taught me about a blood test called leptin and how it relates obesity. Ive been the same weight for five years and cant lose anything, yet I eat very little. Please share more. AS, Gainesville, Florida Leptin and leptin resistance may explain why you eat nothing and hold on to weight. I want to make this a household term and educate you so you can get tested correctly. Leptin is your stop sign at the dinner table. This hormone is released while youre eating. Special fat cells in your body secrete the leptin which sends a powerful message to your brain saying, Stop eating, youre full now! Erratic fluctuations of leptin (and the hormone ghrelin, which makes you feel hungry) complicate your ability to lose weight and triggers intense hunger. The imbalanced leptin hormone, can impede weight loss even in the presence of proper levels of estrogen, progesterone and thyroid. Some of you have adequate leptin, but your body doesnt care; it is desensitized to the hormone and resistant to leptin. This is called leptin resistance and unfortunately for your waist line, theres no stop sign at the dinner table anymore. Youll eat more than you should, and more frequently than others. Youre hovering over the fridge at all hours of the day. Yo-yo dieting creates the problem, and makes it much worse. This begs the question, Why have I become leptin resistant? There are many causes. A common one is because, long ago, you followed your taste buds too long because the food was so yummy. Perhaps your portions were too big and ate until your stomach hurt. Theres no blame here. The typical diet of processed, fast foods contains ingredients that are delicious, if not addictive, so theres a strong crave for these meals. Some of you wolf down your food down. It takes 10 to 15 minutes for your brain to get the leptin stop sign, so if you eat too fast, then youll eat too much. Slow down when you eat to allow the leptin signal to be heard. How can you tell if youre leptin resistant? The hallmark sign is that you can virtually starve yourself and still not lose weight. Thats a sign that leptin resistance has been going on a long time. Diet pills wont help you, but exercise will. You can have a blood test done to determine leptin levels. If you can normalize it, your body will start burning fat. It helps if your thyroid hormone is optimized. Leptin resistance occurs years before insulin resistance and full blown diabetes. I wrote the book on that entitled Diabetes Without Drugs and offer solutions there. Ive also posted a longer version of this article at my website, which offers tips on how to improve leptin resistance. Ill post that soon, but for now, slow down when you eat and avoid going to bed on a full stomach. 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 Free Community Health Fairs The Lee Memorial Health System Parish Nurse Program is teaming up with Right At Home In Home Care & Assistance and Shell Point Retirement Community to provide a series of free health fairs open to the public. With the help of sponsors, the Parish Nurse Program will provide wellness screenings to the Southwest Florida community at churches throughout the area. We are truly blessed to be able to reach out into the community and address health issues and improve the quality of life for individuals who otherwise would not seek medical attention, said Nancy Roberts, manager of the Parish Nurse Program. At every health fair, the screenings identify the need for immediate care in at least one or two people. Life-threatening conditions such as high blood pressure and heart disease often have no symptoms. These free screenings are saving lives. The annual community-wide health fairs will take place at the following locations: February 1, 9 a.m. to noon, St. Michael Lutheran Church, 3593 Broadway, Fort Myers February 7, 1 to 4 p.m., Sanibel Center 4 Life, 2401 Library Way, Sanibel February 27, 9 a.m. to noon, Hope Lutheran Church, 25999 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs April 5, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Cape Coral Faith Presbyterian, 4544 Coronado Parkway, Cape Coral Door prizes and healthy snacks will be provided for participants. Free screenings by health care professionals include: memory screening, varicose veins, balance test, pulse oximeter readings, glucose, skin cancer, spinal alignment, manual breast exam screening, hearing, vision, BMI, blood pressure, foot health, and advance directives. Various health care community resources will also be available. Parish nursing plays an important part in the continuum of care between our healthcare system and the community by connecting healing and faith, said Roberts. The Parish Nurse Program is part of the Spiritual Services Department of Lee Memorial Health System. The Parish Nurse Program promotes holistic care of the body, mind, and spirit by addressing the spiritual and emotional needs of patients, families, employees, volunteers and faith communities. More information is available at or by calling 343-5182. The Annual Foundations of Faith Community Nursing Course will be held May 2 to 10 to credential RNs for this special Health Ministry. For more information, contact Nancy Roberts at 3435182. Right At Home provides in-home care to seniors and others throughout Lee and Collier counties who need help maintaining their independence and a healthy lifestyle; and offers caregiving services for most any situation. For further information, contact Danielle at 949-1070 or visit Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, We are having a very difficult time deciding when it is time to go into a retirement complex. Both of us are in our 70s. I am physically handicapped, and during the past 20 years, walking has become increasingly more difficult and I will soon be in a chair. My husband enjoys much better health, but he worries about our financial health. This is a good time to sell our house, but these good returns may not last, so my husband thinks we should sell and run. I am just not ready to go emotionally or willing to admit to myself that I need to go because my husband cant give me the increasing help I will need. This problem is not resolved and is beginning to cause too much strain and stress in our lives. We need your help. Della Dear Della, Moving into a retirement community is a big step. For some families, it is the best decision. Others may consider it the worst decision of their lives. The best thing to do is to make the most informed choice possible. Find out when and what services you need. Explore all options of care, from in-home services to retirement living. Determine the cost of care for each option. With some retirement communities, it is possible to spend some time in the community as a guest. Do that. As you experience the environment as a guest, think at every turn, Is this what I want my day-to-day life to be? Is this the environment I want to be in seven days a week, every week of the month, and every month of the year? Armed with all of that information, you will be able to make a better choice. Pryce Dear Della, Moving at this time in your life is a major change and some people find it overwhelming and extremely difficult, while others are just so glad to leave the responsibilities of a house they adjust in 30 minutes. People are different some need more help than others. Research your options, decide on a plan that most meets your needs and just hope for the best. Lizzie Lizzie and Pryces email address is Physical Therapy Massage Therapy Rehabilitation Licensed, Experienced Therapists Medicare Providers One-on-One Scheduling in our Full-Service Clinic 2242 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2 (in the Sanibel Square) Tel: (239) 395-5858 Reduce pain, restore mobility and return to your active lifestyle! MA# 27832 PT# 13489 To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


23B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 31, 2014 Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: I am not motivated to exercise, and as I age, I am gaining weight. What does it take to get going? Am I depressed?A: Lack of motivation can be a result of depression. Consider what is bothering you and if you have had any recent changes in your mood, sleep patterns, eating behavior, etc. Do you have a friend that you could call and ask him/her to walk with you as a start? Sometimes it helps to have someone to start out with to exercise. I would recommend that you exercise your way, rather you choose to walk, jog, bike or swim each day. Exercise, in any form, is a stress to the body, but its good stress that negates the negative stress created from long traffic commutes, unending office work or common life stressors. Regular physical exercise helps reduce resting blood pressure and flushes out the stress hormones that wreak havoc on the body if/when they tend to linger for days. When you think you cannot afford the time to exercise is when you need it the most! Exercise is the next best thing to the fountain of youth, and if you try some form of exercise that you will enjoy, you will realize how much better your mind, body and spirit feel. Also, you could begin with a personal trainer. A trainer can be with you throughout your workout to help you get and stay motivated. You will see results and it is a great investment in yourself. Start with a couple days a week and begin slowly. If you are experiencing some depression, exercise will lift your serotonin levels and will help you life any depression you may have had. Also, keep in mind that you will have better overall health with a healthy diet and exercise program. Shell Point Informational MeetingsResidents of Southwest Florida who would like to learn about resort-style retirement options and lifecare from an experienced retirement counselor are invited to attend one of several informational meetings at Shell Point Retirement Community. The meetings will be held at 10 a.m. in the main Commons located in The Woodlands neighborhood at Shell Point on February 4, 12 and 18. Meetings will also be held at 2 p.m. on February 5, 11 and 19. After the presentation, guests can tour The Island neighborhood and visit furnished models in The Woodlands neighborhood. Guests will also learn more about The Estuary, Shell Points newest neighborhood, which will include 50 residences in a combination of singlefamily and twin villa homes, a community center, and a pool. Admission to these informative sessions is free; however, seating is limited, so reservations are required and may be made by calling Maureen Thomson at 466-1131 or 1-800-780-1131. To learn more about Shell Point, visit Preventing Heart Disease ProgramA program titled Preventing Heart Disease will be presented by Sanibel resident Carole Fallon in Room #4 at the Sanibel Library on February 3 at 2 p.m. Her goal is to educate as many women as possible about the dangers of heart disease. The timing of this program is appropriate since February is Heart Health month. As a retired RN who established a hospice in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania and worked in hospices in New Jersey and Delaware, Fallon has been a national speaker and a local educator on pain management, bereavement and other aspects of hospice. Her focus is the prevention of heart disease especially in women. She will discuss the risk factors, signs and symptoms etc. She presented this subject a few years ago for Lee Memorial Community Health and is an American Heart Association red cap survivor. Her program will run approximately one hour with a question and answer period and materials supplied by the American Heart Association. There is no fee to attend and the program is open to all. New Convenient Care LocationLee Memorial Health System has opened a new Convenient Care center in Fort Myers at 16230 Summerlin Boulevard. Suite 215. It has 25 exam rooms, including three procedure rooms for laceration repair and abscesses. Convenient Care offers an alternative to the emergency for treatment of non-life threatening injury or illness. They can treat sprains, strains, cuts, rashes, cold and flu, auto and work-related injuries, and school or sports physicals. They can also handle broken bones and x-rays as long as the bone has not broken through the skin. Convenient Care is helpful for individuals who dont have a primary care physician, and its a great alternative to using the emergency department for non-life-threatening medical issues especially during season, said Kris Fay, chief administrative officer of Lee Physician Group. It gives the community immediate access to quality, hospital-affiliated health care provided by our trusted Lee Physician Group physicians and skilled nurses. Convenient Care centers are located throughout Lee County and are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days per week (except some major holidays). For more information, visit Read us online at From page 1BPlay For PINKAnne Frymoyer, Jana Stone, Marcia Cohen, Claudia Finzen, Mardi Glenn, Why Knot of Sanibel, Lighthouse Caf, Bank of the Islands, The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, Rosier Insurance, Lumpys of Fort Myers, Jerrys Supermarket, Hanser Family Foundation, Baileys Supermarket, and American Gallery Homes. 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REAL ESTATETO PLACE A CLASSIFIED LOG ONTO: CLICK ONPLACE CLASSIFIED CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON ANNUAL RENTAL 28B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 31, 2014ANNUAL RENTAL WANTEDRetired Couple wants Annual Rental house on Sanibel. Prefer 2 bedroom, garage pool, quiet canal or dead end street location. 614-595-6576NS 1/17 CC 2/7 ANNUAL RENTAL WANTED FOR RENTDUNES TOWNHOUSESpacious, furnished townhouse with 3+ bdrms./ 3 baths, avail. May-Dec. for $1,600. mo. Vaulted ceilings, screened in porches, gracious living area and a 2 car garage. View is of propertys swimming pool and tennis court. Steps to Bay. Call owners directly at 508-965-3751 or e-mail: 1/31 CC 2/7 ANNUAL RENTALSANIBEL, Beach Access East End 1/2 Duplex, walk to beach, 2BR, 1BA, updated, in unit laundry, unfurnished. 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Call 239-472-5248 ask for Robin.NS 1/24 CC 1/31 FOODSERVER, P/T BARTENDER AND LINE COOKSMatzaluna Italian Restaurant is accepting applications for food server, p/t bartender and line cooks. Apply in person any day after 2:00 or call for an appointment. 472-1998.NS 1/31 CC 2/7 VOLUNTEER/ JOB OPPORTUNITIESPAID volunteer opportunities to seniors, age 55 and over, to tutor/mentor children in elementary schools & after-school programs. Offering a stipend, mileage reimbursement, annual physical, holiday, vacation, and sick pay all tax exempt. Providing struggling school children a chance to succeed in school, and offering opportunities that will last a lifetime. Call Joan at The Dr. Piper Center at 239-332-5346. NS 1/17 NC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for the After School Program which runs Mon.-Th, 2:30 3:15 pm call Linda Reynolds 472-1617RS 1/4 NC TFN VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITYThe Sunshine Ambassador Program is a new and exciting volunteer opportunity offered at the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida located within HealthPark Medical Center. The Sunshine Ambassadors will greet, assist and be a positive rst point of contact for patients, families and visitors entering the hospital. The Ambassadors also make a difference to families by providing educational and healthful resources to assist in GRANDparenting for GRANDchildren. We are currently seeking year-round volunteers to work one 4-hour shift Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm or 12:00pm to 4:00 pm. If you would be interested in learning more about this wonderful new opportunity, please contact Lisa Ellinwood, Volunteer Resources Coordinator at 239-343-5062 at the Golisano Childrens Hospital.NS 2/8 NC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for light general maintenance. Call (CHR) Community Housing & Resources, Inc. 472-1189.NS 11/1 NC TFN LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPIST PT2 years experience preferred, non-smoker for organic spa/salon on Sanibel. Licensed Cosmetologist PT Master colorist, non-smoker for organic spa/salon on Sanibel. We will supply established clientele. Call 472-8464 for interview. www.spatiniteabar.comNS 1/24 CC 1/31 FULL TIME VACATION RESERVATIONS AGENT Must be familiar with Sanibel & Captiva Islands. Candidate should possess good communication skills, computer knowledge; Excel and Word pro cient and like working with people. Excellent compensation package based on Vacation Rental experience. Call David at VIP Vacation Rentals 472-1613 NS 1/24 CC TFN WANTED TO BUYCASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280RS 12/6 CC 2/28 ESTABLISHED SANIBEL SERVICE BUSINESS FOR SALEFor Sale Excellent Opportunity for Either a Hands-On Buyer or a Passive Investor Serious Inquiries Only/Con dentiality Agreement Required To View Listing Call or E-Mail Corporate Investment They can be reached @ 239-936-1718, cibb@cibb.netNS 1/24 CC 2/14 BUSINESS FOR SALE FOR SALEBIG CLEARANCE SALE2431 Periwinkle Way www.SanibelSeaLifeGallery.comRS 12/27 CC TFN BUY SELL TRADE PALM TREESCD Johnson Company palm trees, 25 varieties Great selection. Can Dig & Deliver. Call Chriss 239-898-2518. NS 1/17 CC 2/7 GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION BAYSIDE ESTATES ANNUAL FLEA MARKET17601 San Carlos Blvd. & Pine Ridge Friday Jan. 31st 8AM to 2PM Lunch Saturday Feb. 1st 8AM to Noon Appliance, Clothes, Collectibles, Tools Jewelry, Consignment Car etc. Raf eNS 1/24 CC 1/31 2-FAMILY SALESat., Feb. 1, 8:30 am to 2 pm 1599 Sand Castle Rd., The Dunes, Sanibel TV, landline phones, glassware, kitchen stuff, linens, towels, decor items, lamps, computer bags, books, so much more. NS 1/31 CC 1/31 HUGE YARD SALEThird Annual Uniques & Antiques. Fri. Jan. 31 & Sat. Feb. 1. Dont miss this one. Furniture, tools & tons of fun stuff. Early Birds Welcome. East End towards Lighthouse, 501 Lagoon Dr., Sanibel NS 1/31 CC 1/31


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 31, 2014 Pets Of The Week Hello, my name is Brave. Im a white, 6-year-old male American bulldog. Im a big sweet, lovable hunk and just like my favorite football team, Im Brave. Im also loyal, humble and well-mannered, just like my favorite quarterback. A certain Animal Control Officer takes me out for walks after dinner and we just relax and enjoy each others company. Im easy-going and low maintenance. So, if youre looking for a football buddy to share your couch and life with, Im your guy! My adoption fee is free ($25 off the regular adoption fee of $25 for pets 6 years and up, during Animal Services Resolution Buddies Adoption Promotion). Hello, my name is Doreen. Im a white-andblack, 1-year-old female domestic short hair. My foster mom says I am cute, quiet, affectionate and a perfect little companion. Im always by your side but never under foot. Hows that for a testimonial? My adoption fee is $25 ($25 off the regular adoption fee of $50 during Animal Services Resolution Buddies Adoption Promotion). For information about this weeks pets, call 5337387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive in Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, ageappropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500. Doreen ID# 579742 Brave ID# 580695 photos by


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Mary Cell: 239.839.3633 Fred Cell: 239.281.5356 See us on Facebook at See us on Facebook at Fred Bondurant Fred Bondurant 239-281-5356 239-281-5356 Mary Bondurant Mary Bondurant 239-839-3633 239-839-3633 A Tranquil Paradise A Tranquil Paradise Stunning Florida Style 3 bedroom, 3 bath home in desirable neighborhood of Sea Oats. Enter into a bright and airy Great room with a replace, wet bar and three French doors that lead to a glass and screen enclosed porch overlooking a beautiful pool and lush landscaping. Other features include bay windows, a beautiful pool and lush landscaping. Other features include bay windows, central vac, beautiful cabinetry throughout and a two car garage with loads central vac, beautiful cabinetry throughout and a two car garage with loads of storage space. Near beach. A beautiful and tranquil paradise! of storage space. Near beach. A beautiful and tranquil paradise! 475 Sea Oats Drive. 475 Sea Oats Drive. O ered at $875,000 O ered at $875,000 Sweeping Lake & Golf Course View Sweeping Lake & Golf Course View You will be amazed by the spectacular lake and golf course views from this You will be amazed by the spectacular lake and golf course views from this ground level 2bd/2ba, pool home located in the Dunes Golf and Tennis 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 $975,000 O ered at $975,000 JOHN R WOOD ISLAND REAL ESTATE, INCMary & Fred Bondurant are proud to represent clients in the purchase or listing of these fine properties. Mary & Fred Bondurant are proud to represent clients in the purchase or listing of these fine properties. 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 area & beautiful architectural design. The vaulted ceilings in the living area & decking o all bedrooms and an open kitchen add to the open airy feel. Close decking o all bedrooms and an open kitchen add to the open airy feel. Close to San Carlos Bay at Bailey Rd for shing, kayaking or sunning. Only a few to San 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 homes away from the Dunes Clubhouse. The best priced 3BR/2BA home in this community! this community! 970 Sand Castle Rd. 970 Sand Castle Rd. O ered at $525,000 O ered at $525,000 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 SOLD PRICE REDUCED Nicely Upgraded Nicely Upgraded Nicely Upgraded Immaculate 2BD/2BA home in the Dunes Golf and Tennis Community. 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 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 tiled kitchen has new countertops wood oors and a vaulted ceiling with wood beams. The tiled kitchen has new countertops and the dining room sliding glass doors open to a porch overlooking the private/screened 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 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 Immaculate Home in the Dunes Immaculate Home in the Dunes Immaculately maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in the Dunes Golf and Tennis Immaculately maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in the Dunes Golf and Tennis Community. This home features a large living room/dining room combination and deck where you can enjoy a lovely dinner or an evening relaxing while watching deck where you can enjoy a lovely dinner or an evening relaxing while watching sunset skies! Just steps away from the Dunes clubhouse and tennis courts. sunset skies! Just steps away from the Dunes clubhouse and tennis courts. 950 Sand Castle Rd. 950 Sand Castle Rd. O ered at $549,000 O ered at $549,000 d d Location is Everything Location is Everything Beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 bath home situated on a quiet cul-de-sac in the Dunes Golf 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 and Tennis Community. This home features tiled ooring and the large living/dining room is enhanced by a stunning wood, tongue and groove vaulted ceiling. Sliding 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 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 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! 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 C C C C C Garden Apartment on the Gulf Garden Apartment on the Gulf A Sanibel Island tropical paradise on the Gulf of Mexico. This breathtaking A Sanibel Island tropical paradise on the Gulf of Mexico. This breathtaking location has an enchanting botanical garden and a wide stretch of private shell location has an enchanting botanical garden and a wide stretch of private shell covered beach. Wonderful condo amenities also include a community room, covered beach. Wonderful condo amenities also include a community room, laundry, gas grills, pool and tennis courts. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath garden laundry, gas grills, pool and tennis courts. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath garden apartment o ers unlimited possibilities as a private or investment property. apartment o ers unlimited possibilities as a private or investment property. Sanibel Moorings #422 Sanibel Moorings #422 O ered at $475,000 O ered at $475,000 NEW LISTING NEW LISTING PRICE REDUCEDList Well, Buy Smart List Well, Buy Smart Either way, make sure to start your journey with experience! Either way, make sure to start your journey with experience! 32B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 31, 2014