A Museum Opens For Season With Restored Shore Haven Building

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VOL. 22, NO. 21
SANIBEL
& CAPTIVA
ISLANDS,
FLORIDA
Sanibel
& Captiva
Islands
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Museum Opens For Season
With Restored Shore Haven Building
The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum’s gift to the community is free admission
Free Admission On
Shell Museum’s Birthday
The museum’s new Shore Haven entrance features a paver walkway and wooden pergola
photots by Jeff Lysiak
by Jeff Lysiak
A
fter a busy summer season, which included several additions and renovations,
the Sanibel Historical Museum & Village opened for a new season last week
with the unveiling of its new welcome center, Shore Haven.
The two-story structure – a Sears & Roebuck Honor Bilt kit home constructed on
Sanibel in 1924 – now serves as the official entrance to the museum, which greeted
more than 10,000 guests last year. The facility includes a welcome center with a gallery
continued on page 38
BIG ARTS Strauss Theater
Opens 2014-15 Season
P
owerful vocals and a good dose of fun open BIG ARTS’ Strauss Theater season
when Divas take the stage on Friday, November 21. Performing songs made
famous by the greatest divas of yesterday and today, this showcase of showstoppers features the stunning voices of Elizabeth Urbanczyk and Annie Freres, and
the musical talents of Danielle Barnes.
Directed and emceed by Strauss Theater Manager Bobby Logue, this original production offers high-energy up-tempos and touching ballads, from old standards to modernday hits. The theater is even offering limited cabaret-style seating to enhance the experience and the fun.
“This is a revue like no other,” said Logue. “We have some of the most talented
female vocalists to have ever graced our stage performing some of the most powerful
and beautiful music of the past 75 years, all culminating in a night of pure entertainment.”
From Judy Garland and Aretha Franklin to Carole King and Whitney Houston, the
show will include hits by some of the most successful female vocalists of all time, such as
The Greatest Love of All, Think and It’s Raining Men.
“We wanted to include a variety of eras and genres,” added Logue, “not only to
show off the range of talent these performers have, but also to create a fun ride of
music and memories for the audience. It will be a night of song and laughter you will
surely never forget.”
Elizabeth Urbanczyk returns for a fourth season at Strauss Theater. Seen as the
witch in last season’s Into The Woods, she has also appeared here in Spamalot (Lady
of the Lake) and The Marvelous Wonderettes (Betty Jean). Other favorite credits
include regional productions of A Little Night Music, The World Goes ‘Round and
O
n Saturday, November 15, The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum
is offering free admission for all. It’s the nonprofit’s 19th birthday, but the
museum is the one giving the gift. In addition to free admission, the first
200 guests will receive shell bags with goodies from local supporting organizations.
Bailey’s is providing cake, Shell Club President Karen Turner will teach kids how to
make shell critters, and Marine Naturalist Rebecca Mensch will unveil the museum’s
new live mollusk touch tank.
Open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the free day on November 15 is an opportunity to
introduce friends to the museum, meet the staff and volunteers that make it all happen, and get shells identified by Dr. José H. Leal, science director and renowned malacologist. Bring your family and friends.
The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum is at 3075 Sanibel-Captiva Road on
Sanibel. For more information, call 395-2233 or visit www.shellmuseum.org.
Urinetown. She holds a B.F.A. in musical theater from the University at Buffalo.
Theatergoers will recognize Annie Freres as Rona Peretti in the Strauss Theater
production of The 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee and Betty Jean in Winter
Wonderettes in 2011-12. She has also appeared in several productions, including Cats,
9 To 5 and How I Became a Pirate at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers,
and on numerous other stages throughout the country.
Danielle Barnes has been seen singing and acting at the Broadway Palm, the Naples
Dinner Theatre and regional playhouses from Pennsylvania to Colorado. In this production, she showcases her diva-esque talents at the piano and as musical director, as well
as adding her vocals on a number or two. She holds a B.F.A. in musical theatre from
the University of Central Florida.
Divas runs nine performances from November 21 to December 4; visit www.bigarts.
org/theater for specific dates and times. Tickets are $30 adult, $5 student/child and are
available at the Strauss Theater box office, 472-6862, or online at www.bigarts.org.
Taste Of The Islands Postponed
Until This Sunday, November 16
D
ue to predicted inclement weather, CROW’S Taste of the Islands at The Dunes
Golf & Tennis Club was postponed until this Sunday, November 16.
“This event is CROW’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Consequently, a washout is
out of the question,” CROW Board President Melissa Congress said last week. “We are erring on the side of caution in order for the event to be as successful as possible.”
The 33rd annual Taste will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the same venue, with all
the same activities planned.
For more information about CROW’s Taste of the Islands, visit www.crowclinic.org.
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Looking Back:
Clarence E. Snyder
The History Gallery, developed by the
Captiva Island Historical Society, tells the
unique and diverse history of Captiva.
Interpretive panels and touch screen
access to historic photos are featured;
sure to pique one’s interest. The History
Gallery is accessed through the Captiva
Memorial Library, located on Chapin Lane
on Captiva. Open during Captiva Library
hours. This week’s image is Clarence E.
Snyder, who started The Snyder Outdoor
School For Boys in 1912. Mr. Snyder
developed a year round curriculum that
involved three locations. Captiva was the
winter session, thus providing for an open
air experience year round. Michigan was
the location of the fall session, and North
Carolina for the spring session. All the
subjects of high school were taught, with
the additional advantage that outdoor life
gives to both physical and mental development, athletics being a very important
feature of the curriculum.
photo archives of the
Captiva Island Historical Society
Chamber Needs Your Help
For 30th Anniversary Luminary
T
he Sanibel Captiva Chamber of Commerce will host the 30th annual
Luminary Festival on Sanibel and Captiva Islands on Friday, December 5
(Sanibel) and Saturday, December 6 (Captiva). However, the chamber needs
approximately 100 volunteers to help man trolleys and stations for the Sanibel
event on Friday, December 5 to help ensure safety for all guests participating in the
Luminary festival. Can you help?
Luminary is a community-wide event to bring together our local business owners,
residents, employees and guests to the islands. This year’s celebrations will be extra
special as the chamber and community come together to recognize the 30th anniversary of the event.
If you are interested in volunteering for this fun event, we have two hour slots available – from 5 to 7 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. – on Friday, December 5 on Sanibel.
Email one of the Luminary 2014 co-chairs and let them know as soon as possible.
• Edie Gleason, Zest Consulting: [email protected]
• Beth Rizzo, Island Vacations of Sanibel & Captiva: [email protected]
com
• Holli Martin, Heidrick Insurance: [email protected]
Share your community news with us.
Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299
or email [email protected]
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Captains Available
472-5800
Jensen’s Marina
Captiva Island
Featuring Original Paintings
by David Ruhe
630 Tarpon Bay Rd
(near the Over Easy Cafe)
Hours :
Monday thru Friday 9am to 5pm
Saturday 10am to 4pm
www.sanibelartandframe.com
239-395-1350
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ISLAND SUN - NOVEMBER 14, 2014
Community House Offering Tables
For Crafters During Luminary Night
The Community House decked out for Luminary
T
he Community House is offering table space for rent to any local Sanibel
crafters that want to display and sell their crafts during Luminary on Friday,
December 5. The rental fee is $25. Limited table space is available; tables
should be reserved prior to November 30. No shell crafts will be accepted, since
the local club will be selling their works.
For more information, visit www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net or call 472-2155.
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Silk Painting Class Offered
T
he Community House is offering a Silk Painting Class on Thursday,
November 20 from 3:30 to 6:30
p.m. Cost is $85 for members,
guests are $80 per class. Pre-payment is
required.
All materials will be provided, including
a piece of 8-inch x 70-inch silk stretched
on a frame with your pre-drawn design.
Students will use bamboo art brushes, baggies, silk dyes and paints, media to move
the dyes (salt and rubbing alcohol). Art
instruction will be provided.
Design choices can include a traditional
flower, contemporary flower, poppies,
calla lily, eye of the peacock, dragonflies,
butterflies, sunflowers, geometric/modern
shapes, or free hand your own design. You
will choose your own color palette from an
extensive variety of hues. When you register, indicate the style of design you would
like to paint and the instructor, Jenny M.
Licht, will pre-draw the design with resist
on your scarf, making it ready for painting.
Bring a snack if you like.
Use your hand painted silk as a beautiful Silk painting with dyes
scarf to wear, add tassels and make it into
a table runner, add a backing for a pillow covering, stretch and frame to use as a wall
hanging or use your hand painted silk as a window valance. Full refund will be given if
you need to cancel prior to 72 hours of class.
Upon completion of the class, Licht will take the silk works on their frames to her
home where she will remove them from the frame after 24 hours for heat setting. She
will then wash them with professional silk dye detergent and rinse. The scarves will be
ironed, packaged and shipped back to the student. Class size is limited so early sign up
is recommended by calling 472-2155.
You can see some of Licht’s work at www.facebook.com/wissotaart.
ISLAND SUN - NOVEMBER 14, 2014
Guests at last year’s Community House Thanksgiving Celebration
Thanksgiving Celebration
T
he annual Sanibel Thanksgiving Celebration service will take place on Sunday,
November 23 at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way, beginning at
6:45 p.m. Everyone is invited to join this non-denominational service, which
is a celebration of Thanksgiving in words and song. The event is free and is A fun
and uplifting event.
The mayor, the city manager and representatives of all the island churches will take
part, as well as music and song from BIG ARTS Community Chorus and several other
island performers. Fellowship over cookies, donated by Jerry’s Supermarket, and cider,
donated by Bailey’s, will follow the Sanibel celebration of thanks.
Mary Bondurant, this year’s chair of the celebration, said, “We would like everyone
to join our Thanksgiving celebration this year, sharing your blessings with those less
fortunate makes Thanksgiving more meaningful.”
Bondurant also encourages guests to bring food or monetary donations for FISH of
Sanibel-Captiva, who will speak of the continuing needs of our islanders.
For more information, contact Mary Bondurant at [email protected]
com or 839-3633.
First Dance Party Of The
Season At The Community House
Fall Sale
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shells found on the beautiful beaches of Sanibel & Captiva Island.
SCA members and friends honor and say thank you to the nation’s veterans
T
he Community House will continue its series of themed dance parties this season starting on Friday, November 21, with dance lessons offered from 5:30
to 6:30 p.m. by Enchanted Ballroom. The festivities will continue until 9 p.m.
Performing will be Top Shelf Oldies, prominent local musicians who often play at
The Sandy Parrot. Sandy Greco and Lynne Campean will perform some favorites as
well. The evening is a tribute to the nation’s veterans from all conflicts past. Anyone
who has any military photos or memorabilia is invited to drop them off prior to the
dance to add to the decorations. Uniforms or party dresses from the era are encouraged.
Each of this year’s dance parties will again raise funds for a non-profit partner. For
this event, the partner is the Lee Coast Chapter of the Military Officers Association
of America. Snacks and beverages will be light and provided by Sanibel Catering
Company of Bailey’s. Alcoholic beverages will be available by donation.
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of an event this season or to attend,
register in advance by calling The Community House at 472-2155 or go to www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net. Tickets for the dance are $25 in advance or $30 at the door
for SCA members; $30 in advance or $35 at the door for guests.
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ISLAND SUN - NOVEMBER 14, 2014
Wendy Webb To
Perform At BIG ARTS
What’s Happening At
The House In 2014
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SCA Volunteer Welcome Back
Nov. 13 4 p.m.
Top Shelf Oldies Dance
Fri., Nov. 21 6-9 pm
$25 members;$30 guests
CLASSES/PROGRAMS
Complimentary Shell Crafting
Lesson: Monday begins 10 am
Crafts on Sale Mon.-Friday until 3 p.m.
Drawing Sessions
Tuesday, 6:30 pm
6 week Session $150 members
Beginner iPad/iPhone
Nov. 13
9:30 am
Paint Your Pet
Thurs., Nov. 13 3:30 pm
$60 members; $65 guests
Sissi Paint Party
Nov. 14 7 pm
$40 members, $45 guests
Silk Painting
Nov. 20
$85 members, $90 Guests
Optimize Your Health
Nov. 12
4 pm
Yoga
CPCI Alveda King
Special Guest
At Fundraising
Luncheon
D
r. Alveda King will be the keynote speaker for Community
Pregnancy Clinics’ (CPCI) 40th
anniversary fundraising luncheon on
Tuesday, November 18 from 11:30
a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at St. Isabel Catholic
Church on Sanibel.
Dr. King is well known and highly
regarded for her work on behalf of the
pro-life movement. She currently serves
as a pastoral associate and director of
African-American Outreach for Priests for
Life and Gospel of Life Ministries. The
daughter of late civil rights activist Rev.
AD King and his wife Naomi Barber, she
grew up in the civil rights movement led
by her uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King,
Jr. She notes that she views the pro-life
movement as a continuation of the civil
rights struggle.
A former college professor, she has
served in the Georgia State House of
Representatives, and received an honorary doctorate of laws degree from Saint
Anselm College. Also a best selling
author, her books include, among others,
King Rules: Ten Truths for You, Your
Family, and Our Nation to Prosper
and How Can the Dream Survive if we
Murder the Children?
Cost to attend the luncheon is $50
per person. Event proceeds benefit CPCI.
For reservations, call 262-6381.
Monday and Thursday
8:30 am
Telephone: (239) 472-2155
[email protected]
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.
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endy Webb will perform at BIG ARTS Strauss Theater at 8 p.m, Sunday,
November 16. There will be a 7:15 p.m. pre-concert reception hosted by
Doc Ford’s Rum Bar and Grille. Tickest are $30 for adults; students and children are $5. Order tickets online at www.bigarts.org.
The performance will include familiar favorites from the Sanibel-based singer/songwriter, as well as new pieces from her upcoming album. Webb effortlessly weaves poetic lyrics and elements of folk, pop, jazz and blues into a style all her own. Her music
echoes the classic troubadour songwriters she grew up with, such as Carole King, Bob
Dylan, and Joni Mitchell, but also reflects the Southwest Florida area she calls home.
“Southwest Florida, and BIG ARTS in particular, has really supported me over the
years,” said Webb, “and a lot of the songs I write now are about the area and reflect
our wonderful community.”
The program will include some of her more popular songs, such as Florida, Big
Blue Sky, and Venus is Rocking in the Cradle of the Moon, as well as brand new
songs that appear on her new album. She will be joined on stage by two other area
favorites, musicians, Danny Morgan and John McLane. The concert will be the premiere limited release of her fourth CD, This is the Moment, which will not otherwise
be widely available until January.
The BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater is at 2200 Periwinkle Way. Call 395-0900
for more information.
Farm Owners To Sell
Produce At Native Plant Nursery
R
abbit Run Farm will be onsite
Thursday, November 13 from
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Thursday,
December 11 at the Sanibel-Captiva
Conservation Foundation (SCCF) Nature
Center.
Rabbit Run Farm is a hydroponic farm in
eastern Fort Myers that uses organic pest
control methods and specializes in heirloom vegetables, strawberries and various
tropical fruits. Purchases must be cash or
check.
The Native Plant Nursery will be hosting
Rabbit Run Farm on the second and fourth
Thursday of each month.
The farm market will not be held on Thursday, November 27 due to the
Thanksgiving holiday or on Thursday, December 25 due to Christmas. Rabbit Run will
return after the holidays on the second and fourth Thursdays in January, February and
March.
Share your community news with us.
Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299
or email [email protected]
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ay-Saturday 10am
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ISLAND SUN - NOVEMBER 14, 2014
City Pauses To Praise Vets For Service American
Legion Post 123
O
n Sunday, November 16, there
will be a shrimp and fish fry at
American Legion Post 123 from
1 to 8 p.m. Sunday, November 23 is
barbecued chicken and ribs. Thursday,
Thanksgiving Day, there will be turkey
with all the fixin’s.
Every Monday, the 8-Ball Pool League
plays at 5 p.m. Stop in to cheer on your
team.
If you have an American flag that
needs to be retired, drop it off at Post
123 at your convenience.
Texas Hold’em is played Thursdays
from 7 to 10 p.m. and Saturdays from
Former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot Wayne O. Smith, center, featured speaker during Tuesday’s
Veterans Day service at Sanibel City Hall, was presented a Luc Century sculpture as thanks
by event emcee Lt. Col. Fred Bondurant, right, as guests look on
photos by Jeff Lysiak
Michael Kleinow, left, reads his essay during the Veterans Day service at Sanibel City Hall as
Lt. Col. Fred Bondurant looks on
by Jeff Lysiak
O
ffering personal tributes to the men and women who have served their country – in spoken word, with patriotic music and in somber silence – the City of
Sanibel paused on Tuesday morning during an hour-long Veterans Day service
at Sanibel City Hall.
Lt. Col. Fred Bondurant, president of the Lee Coast Chapter, Military Officers
Association of America, served as master of ceremonies for the event. Following the
presentation of the colors and the raising of the flag by the Sanibel Police Department Color Guard, supervised by Lt. Anthony Thompson, Jake Mann, president of
The Sanibel School’s National Junior Honor Society, led the crowd in the Pledge of
Allegiance.
Following the invocation by Rabbi Myra Soifer of Bat Yam Temple of the Islands,
and a scripture reading by Pastor Mark Hutchinson of Sanibel Baptist Church, Mayor
Kevin Ruane offered opening remarks to welcome the crowd to the service.
Sanibel School students Arianna Alves and Michael Kleinow, winners of the essay
contest “When you see a person in uniform, what do you think and what would you
like to ask him or her?,” both read their essays. Each received a $100 check donated
by Bank of the Islands.
Former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot Wayne O. Smith, who was a POW during the
Vietnam War, was the featured speaker during Tuesday’s Veterans Day service. He
shared several stories about his experience as a prisoner, including praise for his fellow
veterans who helped him survive his ordeal.
Following a patriotic sing-along led by Kathy Lamade and accompanied by the BIG
ARTS Concert Band, personal remembrances of their service were shared by several
veterans in attendance. The program closed with the playing of Taps by Gary Eertmoed and Steve Mondora.
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4:30 to 10 p.m. Players are welcome
and must be members.
Every Friday, a six-ounce ribeye
steak sandwich is available all day. Every
Wednesday in November, liver and onions will be served all day. There are daily
specials as well as the popular half-pound
burgers. Food is served from 11 a.m. to
8 p.m. The public is welcome.
Hours are Monday through Saturday
from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from
noon to 9 p.m.
American Legion Post 123 is located
at mile marker 3 on Sanibel-Captiva
Road. For more information, call 4729979.
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ISLAND SUN - NOVEMBER 14, 2014
Island Seniors At
The Center 4 Life
M
eet your friends and make
some new at the Center 4 Life.
Browse through the following
activities, then stop by to sign up.
The Center 4 Life will be closed
Thursday and Friday, November 27 and
28 in observance of the Thanksgiving
holiday.
Trash & Treasures Sale is
Saturday, November 15 from 9
a.m. to 1 p.m. – Discover great finds
at low, low prices. Items include: household, toys, furniture, hardware, linens,
sporting goods, kitchen gadgets, glassware, artwork, jewelry and collectibles.
Refreshments will be for sale. Proceeds
benefit Island Seniors, Inc. The sale will
be held at the Center 4 Life at Palm
Ridge and Library Way.
Page Turners with Ann Rodman
– If you would like to be on the Page
Turners list, email [email protected]
or contact the Center 4 Life. Unbroken
by Laura Hillenbrand will be discussed
Wednesday, December 10. Discussion
will be facilitated by Barb Paquette.
What’s a Spreadsheet? –
Wednesday and Thursday, November
19 and 20 from 1 to 3 p.m. Cost is
$60 for members and $90 for nonmembers. Class limited to six people.
Your spreadsheet program is included
with Microsoft Works or Excel. It can be
useful to balance your checkbook, manage rentals or expenses or keep your
address lists. You need to be familiar
with the mouse and keyboard. If you do
email or word processing you have the
needed skill level.
The Island Seniors, Inc. Annual
Meeting – The annual meeting and
luncheon will be held Friday, December
12 at 11:30 a.m. All members are
invited. Learn about the center’s activities throughout the year, the financial
standing and involvement in the city’s
Core Development Plan, and you will
have an opportunity to elect new board
members. Guest speaker will be Jim
King, author of From Brooklyn To The
World. King’s book recalls an odyssey
of growing up in Brooklyn in the 1930s
and ‘40s, playing college baseball and
then professional baseball, a few years
in the army, a lifetime work at New
York Telephone and an active retirement
on Long Island and Sanibel. Sign up at
the front desk or contact the center at
472-5743.
Holiday Potluck – Wednesday,
December 3. Festivities begin with the
potluck dinner at 5:30 p.m. Please provide a finger food item to share for dinner. Drinks and desserts will be provided
by the Center 4 Life. There is no charge
for members and a $5 fee for nonmembers. Sign up at the front desk.
Starlite Yacht Cruise with
Lunch & Christmas Caroling in
St. Petersburg – Tuesday, December
9. Includes round-trip transportation,
narrated sightseeing cruise on St.
Petersburg Bay. Have lunch on board
with Broadway music and entertainment. Depart from Fort Myers at 7:45
a.m. Cost is $79 for members and $89
for non-members. Contact the center
to sign up. Deadline for registration is
November 14.
Games
Bridge – Monday and Wednesday
at 1 p.m. Cost is $2.50 for members
and $5 for non-members. Prizes will be
awarded.
Mahjongg – Thursday at 1 p.m.
Cost is $2.50 for members and $5 for
non-members. Prizes are awarded.
Tuesday Kayaking – November 25
and December 2 (weather permitting) at
8:30 a.m. There is space for 16 people
on eight two-person kayaks and unlimited space for those who own their own
kayaks. Island Seniors, Inc. will provide
kayaks, paddles and life jackets. Bring
water, a small snack, sun lotion, bug
spray, sunglasses, towel, hat and change
of clothing. Cost is $5 for members and
$10 for non-members. Advance registration is required.
Fitness Classes
Classes are available and all ages are
welcome. Cost is $3.75 for members
and $6.75 for non-members. Annual
membership is $20. Sanibel Recreation
Center members must show their membership card 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 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. Kim
Kouril is the instructor.
Chair Yoga – Tuesday and Thursday
at 11 a.m. Similar to Gentle Yoga but all
poses are done in a chair. Kim Kouril is
the instructor.
For more information on programs
or to join Island Seniors, call 472-5743
or stop by the Center 4 Life, 2401
Library Way on Sanibel.
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362 Periwinkle Way – at the Lighthouse end
he holidays are a time to give
thanks, sit down to a special meal
with family, reflect on what life
has given, and maybe give something
back. Several donors to FISH of SanibelCaptiva, Inc. have given back in a
generous way to help the FISH holiday
programs.
For the past 33 years, through a
program known as the Holiday Meal
Basket Program, many households in the
Sanibel-Captiva community have been
able to share a traditional holiday dinner,
thanks to donors and volunteers giving
back. The meal basket includes dressing,
canned fruits and vegetables, pie, rolls,
gravy and mashed potatoes, and a gift
certificate to purchase a turkey or ham.
For the older population, FISH provides
a restaurant gift certificate to one of the
Christine Swiersz, Judy Pryor and Jessi
local restaurants for a holiday meal.
Zeigler
Supported by Chuck Bergstrom, Saint
Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church
and other anonymous donors, volunteers prepare meal baskets for families in need
on the islands. Motivated to ensure no person goes hungry, Bergstrom, island resident/realtor with Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, supports the FISH holiday
program each year, as does Saint Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, whose
parishioners bake pies for the holiday baskets.
“Sometimes in our clients’ situations, dignity is taken away, with no job or
income, and children in need,” said Christine Swiersz of FISH. “There are so many
families who are struggling to make ends meet. They may have only one job in the
household, and the other person has lost theirs, and the one job may be for a minimum wage. They should be able to celebrate the holidays just like the rest of us.
“This program makes our community stronger,” Swiersz said. “There are a lot of
kids who don’t get meals. We’re trying to provide meals in a lot of different venues
so we reach as many people as possible. Things like this just give people hope that
there is a brighter tomorrow.”
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INSIDE CITY HALL
– Kenny Kouril, Max Stone, Kyler Kouril, Charlie Stone, Drew Barron, Drake Stroud,
Joshua Welch, Ryan Powers and Bodhi Meyers – Lt. Col. Fred Bondurant of the Lee
Coast Military Officers Association of America welcomed the crowd to the Veterans
Day event.
The plaque, located at the base of the flagpole at Bailey’s Center, is inscribed with
the following words:
“These Stars and Stripes at Bailey’s Center are dedicated to all our Military Heroes
Past, Present and Future including Corporal Francis P. Bailey Jr. of the United States
Army Air Corps”
Coins with the emblems of the United States Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines
are embedded within the four corners of the plaque, which was unveiled by Richard
and Mead Johnson.
Cpl. Francis Bailey, who enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps, was honorably discharged following his service during World War II on February 22, 1946. He
then enlisted in the United States Air Force Reserve, from which he was honorably
discharged on February 21, 1949.
Col. Ted Tyson offered the closing prayer following the unveiling, which was attended by more than 75 island residents, local dignitaries and veterans.
City Of Sanibel Launches Online
Employment Application System
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On Veterans Day, a bronze plaque dedicated to all military heroes – including Francis
Bailey – was unveiled at Bailey’s Shopping Center at the base of the flagpole. Organizers
of the plaque included, from left, Brian Boyd, Fred Bondurant, Mead and Richard Johnson
and Mary Bondurant.
Veterans Plaque
Dedicated At Bailey’s Center
by Jeff Lysiak
O
n Tuesday afternoon, a bronze plaque dedicated to all military heroes – including island patriarch Francis Bailey – was unveiled at Bailey’s Shopping Center.
Following the presentation of colors, performed with the assistance of Sanibel Police Department officer John Jakubowski and members of Cub Scout Pack 140
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Island Democrats
O
n Thursday, November 20, Bob
Schaeffer of Sanibel will discuss
the effects of Gerrymandering on
the election results at the regular meeting
of the Democratic Club of the Islands,
to be held at the Sanibel Public Library,
770 Dunlop Road, beginning at 7 p.m.
The meeting is free and open to all.
Gerrymandering happens when legislators slice and dice districts along partisan
lines to get pre-delivered results.
In the wake of last Tuesday’s election,
the Orlando Sentinel’s Scott Maxwell
explained that favoritism in redistricting
is “Florida’s biggest electoral problem.” It
thwarts competition and fosters extremism. He urged readers to “rally behind”
Fair Districts Now and its efforts to see to
it that the amendments are fully enforced
by the Florida Supreme Court.
Since 1970, Bob Schaeffer has held
senior positions with many statewide and
local campaigns. He has specialized in
strategy, field organization and earned
media. As a consultant, he has designed
campaign plans, trained staff and built
broad based electoral coalitions. Schaeffer
was one of five named plaintiffs in the
recently successful Fair Districts Now
lawsuit, which he will discuss during our
program
All members of the Democratic Club
are urged to attend, as well as members of the public who are interested
in supporting progressive politics. The
Democratic Club is organized to stimulate interest in governmental affairs, to
educate the public about issues, and to
support the ideals and principles of the
Democratic Party.
For more information, contact [email protected] or call 313-5718
or 395-9078.
Republican
Women
Febro is a lifelong Floridian who currently serves as state chaplain for Florida
Federation of Republican Women (FFRW)
and member at large. She is the chaplain
of Brevard Federated Republican Women,
where she also serves as campaign chairman. She has been privileged to deliver the
opening prayer before the Florida Senate
and has twice had the honor of presenting
the invocation before the daily session of
the Florida House of Representatives. She
is a recipient of the Living Treasure Award
presented by Congressman Bill Posey.
Febro presented the devotion at the
2013 FFRW Biennial Convention Rise and
Shine Breakfast with Governor Rick Scott,
entitled 3 Political God’s Girls – A Judge,
A Virgin, and a Queen. She lives in Cocoa
Beach.
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Churches/ Temples
ANNUNCIATION GREEK
ORTHODOX CHURCH:
8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers
Reverend Dr. Elias Bouboutsis. Orthros
Service Sunday 9 a.m. Divine Liturgy
Sunday 10 a.m. Fellowship Programs,
Greek School, Sunday School, Bible
Study
www.orthodox-faith.com, 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. Rabbi Myra
Soifer. For information call 239-395-2544.
CAPTIVA CHAPEL BY THE SEA:
The Reverend George E. Morris
Services every Sunday 11 a.m. through
April 26, 2015. 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 BAPTIST CHURCH
Join us for worship Sunday mornings
9 a.m. Bible Study and 10 a.m. Worship
Service at The Community House,
2173 Periwinkle Way. 239-671-5502.
SANIBEL COMMUNITY CHURCH
1740 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, 472-2684
Dr. Daryl Donovan, Senior Pastor
Sunday Worship Hours:
8 a.m. Traditional in historic Chapel. 9 a.m.
Contemporary and 11 a.m. Traditional in
main Sanctuary. 10:15 a.m. Courtyard
Fellowship. 9 and 11 a.m. Bible classes.
Childcare available at all services.
SANIBEL CONGREGATIONAL
UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST:
2050 Periwinkle Way 472-0497
The Reverend Dr. John H. Danner, Sr.
Pastor. The Reverend Deborah Kunkel,
Associate Pastor. 7:45 a.m. Chapel, 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 Reverend Christopher Senk,
Saturday Vigil Mass 5 p.m., Sunday Mass
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. Reverend 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.,
Wednesday Evening Service – 6 p.m.
(Followed by Potluck Supper on the 1st
Wednesday) For more information call
472-2173 or visit www.saintmichaelssanibel.org
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 member’s home on the third Sunday
of each month. For more information call
433-4901 or email [email protected]
Trash & Treasures
Lewis Attends
ECW Meeting
T
he Women of St.Michael and All
Angels held their first meeting of
the 2014-15 year on November
11. The Episcopal Church Women
(ECW) meet on the second Monday of
each month. The chairperson for the
luncheon was Roz Burroughs, assisted
by her kitchen committee Linda Korn,
Carol Kreml, Sylvia Heider Jaye Boswell
and Val Sadd.
After a short business meeting, Norma
Emerson, president, introduced the
guest speaker Kevin B. Lewis, CEO of
SalusCare. On July 1, 2014, SalusCare
celebrated the one year anniversary of
the merging of Lee Mental Health and
Southwest Florida Addiction Services to
better serve Southwest Florida residents
with mental health and substance use
disorders. Integrated mental health and
substance abuse outpatient teams enable
patients to receive treatment for either or
both diagnoses at any of the three access
centers. There is also residential treatment for adolescents and adults as well as
halfway housing.
Screenings are offered for both children and adults on a walk-in basis from 8
a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.
SalusCare treated 17,000 individuals in
the past year who needed help to manage their mental illnesses or substance
abuse disorder.
Florida ranks 48th in the United States
Kevin Lewis
in per person funding for mental health.
That is why we will be asking our community, our legislators, businesses and
individuals to help us make funding these
programs a priority. Our fees are affordable and may be adjusted to the means of
our patients based on household income.
SalusCare accepts Medicaid, Medicare,
Visa, MasterCard and some major health
insurances. Call the SalusCare welcome
center at 275-3222 or visit wwwsaluscareflorida.org for more information.
Following a few questions for Lewis,
the meeting was adjourned.
You are invited by the
Sanibel Baptist Church
SALE
Saturday, November 15 • 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The Center 4 Life
Palm Ridge & Library Way, Sanibel, FL
Don’t miss this great opportunity
to discover great “finds” at low, low prices!
• Household Items
• Toys
• Furniture
• Hardware
• Linens
• Sporting Goods
• Kitchen Gadgets
• Glassware
• Artwork
• Jewelry
• Collectibles
• Surprises!
November 22nd • 7 p.m.
Refreshments will be for sale!
Proceeds benefit Island Seniors, Inc.
Bring your gently used items (except clothing, shoes, TVs, computers, printers
and books) to Center 4 Life at Palm Ridge Road and Library Way.
For more information, call 472-5743.
at the
Community House
2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel
FREE ADMISSION
DOOR PRIZES
Sings with the Bill and Gloria Gaither Family
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Captiva Holiday Village
5 th Annual Lighted Boat Parade
Saturday December 13, 2014
Sponsored by
Saturday December 13, 2014
Parade begins at 6:00pm
No entry fee! All boats welcome but must be decorated with a
minimum of 100 lights. Please note that parade route channel
markers will be lit on the evening of the parade to provide easy
navigation of the channel.
WIN GREAT PRIZES - FIRST PLACE PRIZES ARE
2 nights accommodation at Jensens including dockage plus dinner at the Green Flash
2 nights accommodation at Tween Waters Inn including dockage plus dinner
at the Old Captiva House
2 nights accommodation at South Seas Island Resort plus
free water sports package from Best Boat & Cart Rental
RUNNER UP PRIZES
$500 sailing instruction gift certificate from Offshore Sailing School
Golf for four people at the Sanctuary Golf Club
Private Charter aboard Captiva Cruises sailing vessel Adventure for up to 24 guests
Kayak rentals from the Captiva Kayak Company
BOAT DOCKAGE, PUBLIC VIEWING, AND ACCOMMODATION SPECIALS
South Seas Island Resort for special docking and accommodation rates 239-472-5111
Tween Waters Inn for special docking and accommodation rates 239-472-5161
Jensen’s Marina for cottages and docking 239-472-5800
McCarthy’s Marina for docking and public viewing 239-472-5200
Green Flash for viewing, dinner, and drinks 239-472-3337
PASSENGER TICKETS TO CRUISE IN PARADE CALL CAPTIVA CRUISES 472-5300
www.captivaholidayvillage.com
Entry Forms & more info at
www.captivaholidayvillage.com
Post Parade Awards Party at Key Lime Bistro
Live Entertainment, Food, and Beverage
JOIN THE PARADE...
For more details or to register call Brad at 239-472-5300
or email [email protected]
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Christmas Shoeboxes Reminder
Shoeboxes feet
Walking Shoeboxes Mike and Sharon Bulger
W
alking Shoeboxes Mike and Sharon Bugler want to remind everyone that
Sanibel Community Church continues to collect Christmas shoeboxes.
The shoeboxes are filled with toys, personal care items, socks, underwear, T-shirts and goodies (please, no war toys or chocolate) to be sent all over
the world to children for Christmas through Franklin Graham’s Samaritan’s Purse.
Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world.
Empty shoeboxes are available at Sanibel Community Church on Sundays
through November 16 from 9 to 11 a.m., or from the church office Monday through
Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Or you may use any shoebox you have at home. A
list of items to be included in your shoeboxes can be seen online at www.samaritans-
The Sanibel Sprout
Your place
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to thrive!
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Organic • Nutritious • Healthy Lifestyle
THE ONLY HEALTH FOOD STORE ON THE ISLAND!
NOW OPEN
at our new location in the Bailey’s Center
2463 Periwinkle Way
Organic Juice & Smoothie Bar
“Healthy Happy Hour” every Friday 4-6pm
all juice bar drinks 50% off!
• Chef Nikki’s Gourmet Vegan Take Out!
• Fresh Certified Organic Produce
• Wide Selection of Gluten Free and Vegan Products
• Highest Quality Supplements & Nutraceuticals
239-472-4499
Visit our website at: www.thesanibelsprout.com
join us on Facebook
Mon. 10am-5pm • Tues.-Fri. 10am-6pm • Saturday 10am-4pm
Let food be thy medicine & medicine be thy food. – Hippocrates 460 BC
purse.org.
All filled shoeboxes may be dropped off at the church during the above hours. The
last collection date is Monday, November 17. Sanibel Community Church is located
at 1740 Periwinkle Way (next to Jerry’s Market) on Sanibel. For additional information, call 472-2684.
ISLAND SUN - NOVEMBER 14, 2014
Rotary
Happenings
submitted by Shirley Jewell
S
anibel-Captiva
Rotary guest
speaker last
week was Iver Brook,
combat radio operator on a B-17 during
World War II. Brook’s
military service lasted
from 1942 to 1945. During World
War II, the B-17 equipped 32 overseas
combat groups, inventory peaking in
August 1944 at 4,574 USAAF aircraft
worldwide. Seventy two B-17s dropped
640,036 short tons (580,631 metric
tons) of bombs on European targets.
Back on December 7, 1941, Brook
was studying at William and Mary College
when he heard that the Japanese had
just made a surprise military strike against
the naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
Brook made up his mind right then to
enter the service but it wasn’t until he
could get his mother to sign the papers
that he was able to enlist in the U.S.
Army Air Corps Reserve in May of
1942. Brook was not yet out of his teens
when he entered training at a USAAF
base in Richmond, Virginia. Basic training consisted of marching and patrolling
the beaches with a rifle while tankers
were positioned just off-shore to defend
and protect the United States. It was just
a was a group of young kids and Brook
said they acted like kids.
After basic training and taking an
examination, Brook was selected to go
for college training in San Antonio, Texas
for a lot more marching and then courses in math. Many of the attendees were
college graduates already with degrees in
science and engineering, some even holding PHDs, but they all were required to
take the same basic math courses. Brook
must have passed the muster because
now he was on to aviation cadet training
and radio operator school in Scottsdale,
Arizona. Radio School lasted 18 weeks
and you were required to be able to listen
to code for three hours straight, with
only a short five-minute break every hour.
Students had to pass the code checks,
and be able to send messages out at 14
words a minute.
After more schooling in Boca Roton,
Florida and Yuma, Arizona and combat
training, Brook was introduced to his
crew and four months more of training.
His duty station was England and travel
there was provided by a cruise ship.
This wasn’t so bad. He stayed in the
officer’s quarters, got showers daily and
great food. However, luxuries were soon
to end. He and his fellow troops were
now housed in barracks in England and
although they had plenty of food, they
had no fresh milk or eggs and would have
to procure these items from the farms
around the bases. They had been trained
for their missions but had not yet experienced what was to come.
They were soon to experience their
flying missions and take part in skein
formations of B-17s. taking to the skies
from their English bases, flying over their
targets in Germany and dropping bombs
Bill Rahe and Iver Brook
Iver Brook
on their intended targets. Brook was
assigned to one of the B-17s as radio
operator.
Brook mentioned wearing long johns,
flight gear, electric heated shoes, overalls,
bomber jacket, hard helmet with oxygen
and outer helmet, because it was cold up
there. And don’t forget your parachute.
Flight day wakeup call was at 4 a.m.:
combat mess, general briefing, radio
Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy & Pilates
Phone # 239-395-5858
Administrative Offices
& Classrooms
Phone # 239-472-9700
Showroom Hours 8:30am-4:30pm Monday-Friday
Phone # 239-472-9473
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Phone #: 239-472-HOME
Showroom Hours: 8am-5pm
Monday-Friday
Phone # 239-472-1101
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Consignment
Hours: 9-6 Monday – Saturday
12-5 Sunday
Phone: 239-910-7333
Open Daily 7am
(Summer hours vary)
239-395-1919
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operator briefing, to locker room for
flight gear and parachute, gunnery check,
pilot check, tune radios and headset,
pilot to control tower, rescue broadcast
frequency and check wire. Take offs were
from the hilltop runway, one plane every
half-hour until there were skein formations of 24 planes. Visibility was poor.
Brook flew 24 missions but never had
to fire. He was one of the lucky ones.
When the war was over, he came home a
man, no longer a boy.
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 [email protected]
Showroom Hours: 8am-5pm
Monday-Friday
Phone # 239-472-1101
Conveniently located on Periwinkle Way across from Sanibel Community Park
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CROW Case Of The Week:
A Critical Patient
by Patricia Molloy
O
riginating
in North
America,
the gopher tortoise (Gopherus
polyphemus) is a
gentle terrestrial
whose ancestors
have inhabited this
planet for 60 million years. Longlived creatures, they average 50 years
in the wild. The majority of wild gopher
tortoises live in Florida – approximately
800,000 – but their population is in a
steep decline due to overdevelopment.
What makes these creatures so fascinating is their burrows. An adult gopher
tortoise will dig and use a number of burrows in its home territory – each burrow
averages six feet deep and 15 feet long
– in which it will sleep at night and raise
its young. The structures are critical to
the survival of these cold-blooded reptiles
that are at the mercy of the elements
to regulate their body temperature. The
constant temperature and humidity of the
underground lairs provide an environment
that is neither too cold nor hot nor arid
nor humid and they provide a safe haven
from most predators and fires.
The role of these burrows is not only
significant to the tortoises that build and
inhabit them, but also to a wide range of
other wild animals including lizards, opos-
A wide variety of wild animals call gopher tortoise burrows their homes. Dozens of creatures depend on the survival of this patient alone.
sums, frogs, snakes, rabbits and burrowing owls. These roommates, which neither help nor harm their hosts, are called
commensals. Many commensals are so
dependent on the burrows that they will
disappear if its host abandons its home.
Thus, these special turtles have earned
the nickname “keystone species.”
Last month, a gopher tortoise, patient
#2431, was admitted to CROW with
Gramma Dot’s
a spinal injury consistent with being hit
by a car. “He has a depression facture,”
explained Brittany Stevens, DVM intern.
“He has a golf ball in the middle of his
plastron to help him get up, because he’s
not using his back legs very well.”
After a spinal injury, a tortoise can
often move its hind quarters but will simply drag its back legs, leading to muscle
atrophy. Dr. Heather Barron, hospital
director, often treats these patients with
something she calls “golf ball therapy.”
One-half of a golf ball is affixed to
the bottom of its shell with an adhesive.
It elevates the back of the shell allowing
the patient to use its hind legs. The slick
floor of the clinic’s turtle room provides
the perfect surface for these grazers to
maneuver around easily.
continued on page 18
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Sanibel-Captiva
Conservation Foundation
Living With Wildlife
C
ome to SCCF on Tuesday,
November 18 at 10 a.m.
to experience Living With
Wildlife In My Native Landscape, a
virtual tour of a 25-year-old native
plant landscape. The presenter,
Dee Century, is SCCF’s Living
With and Landscaping For Wildlife
educator and a previous Native
Plant Nursery manager. Her native
island landscape lived through
saltwater flooding from Hurricane
Charley; the lignum vitae bloomed
Lignum vitae in bloom
soon after. Screech owls and flycatchers nest there. Migratory birds
feed there and mangrove cuckoos have been spotted. Larval plants for backyard butterflies like the zebra longwing and the migratory monarch are plentiful. Black Witch
moths and other pollinators nectar on native wildflowers. Approximately 50 native
plants species have been planted in this home landscape.
Coyote And Bear Tales
O
n Wednesday, November
19 at 10 a.m., come to
SCCF and learn about two
newcomer species to the islands.
A coyote and a Florida black bear
were documented on the island
for the first time in the winter of
2011. Learn about the behaviors
of these two species and how to
live with them. Coyotes have now
moved into every county in Florida.
Both human and bear populations
are growing in Florida. The island
black bear was relocated to a new Coyote at Haas Pond
territory and then needed to be
relocated again. Island coyotes will be heard calling again this winter season when the
snowbirds arrive and the song dogs “sing” in response to sirens. Call the City of Sanibel if you have a coyote sighting. The program is free to children and SCCF members,
and $5 for adults.
Baby spotted skunks
photos courtesy of CROW
An Inside Look At
Wildlife Recovery
Baby ducks
T
he CROW Picture Show presents
informative anecdotes about the
native and migratory wildlife species
brought to the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW), along with photos of patients admitted to the facility.
In 2013, CROW’s wildlife hospital
cared for 3,391 sick, injured and orphaned animals. Of the 200 different
species, 60 percent were birds, with 33
percent mammals and seven percent
reptiles.
CROW is not permitted to display
its patients publically, so this hour-long
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, November 21 at 11 a.m. in
CROW’s Visitor Education Center at
3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road, across from
Baby barn owls
The Sanibel School. Admission is $5 for
adults, $3 for teens, free for members
and children 12 or under. The entry fee
also includes access to the Visitor Education Center, which exhibits CROW’s
efforts to save wildlife through care,
education and collaboration.
For more information, call 472-3644,
ext. 228. To learn more about CROW,
visit www.crowclinic.org.
Caloosahatchee Oxbow Cruise
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our the historic upriver Caloosahatchee during SCCF’s
Oxbow & Riverlore Cruise
on Friday, November 28, the day
after Thanksgiving. Explore the
meanders of the Caloosahatchee
back to a time when a waterfall
served as the headwaters of the
river and settlers braved living
amongst the wilderness.
The 2.5-hour adventure begins
by locking through the W.P.
Devil’s Elbow on the Caloosahatchee
Franklin Lock in Olga. Heading
east toward Alva, guests enter the historic bends of the river and revisit the activities
of the pioneers who traveled the same river to find paradise. Stories of the settlements
and their adventures are blended with an understanding of the river’s oxbows, the wild
creatures that call it home and the challenges the river faces.
The tour is guided by Rae Ann Wessel, a river researcher, long-time advocate, historian and SCCF Natural Resource Policy Director. Our vessel is the stable and spacious
47-passenger Manatee Rover pontoon boat that features daily manatee tours. All
seats have a great view for photographs and bird watching.
Cruises depart 1 at p.m. from the W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam off SR 80 in Olga.
Cruise dates are Friday, November 28 and the following Sundays in 2015: January
25, February 8, March 8, April 12 and Mothers Day, May 10. Private group cruises
can be scheduled by appointment.
Advance reservations required and payment is due at time of reservation. Cruises
depart at 1 p.m. and return by 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 per person. Call SCCF at
472-2329. Please note that reservations for the November 28 cruise must be made by
noon on Wednesday, November 26. Space is limited.
Call 472-2329 for more information on these programs. The Sanibel-Captiva
Conservation Foundation is located at 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road.
Baby bunnies
From page 16
Patient
It takes approximately four months for a shell fracture to heal and an additional six
to 12 months for full recovery of muscle sensation and strength. If you would like to
sponsor this gentle gopher tortoise on its long road to recovery, go to CROW’s website and refer to patient #2431. Many animals depend on his survival.
CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife
hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from our local area. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mail donations to PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit: www.
crowclinic.org.
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Shell Of The Week
Beautiful Semele
by José H. Leal,
PhD, The BaileyMatthews National
Shell Museum
Science Director &
Curator
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he beautiful semele,
Semele bellastriata (Conrad,
1837), is truly
one of the prettiest clams found on our barrier islands.
Its shell is never longer than about one
inch, and displays a sculpture of concentric ridges and radial ribs that combine
to give a “criss-crossed” aspect to the
shell surface. The beautiful semele is
one (and the most attractive) of five
species of the family Semelidae occurring in the area. What is remarkable
about the beautiful semele is its variable
coloration, with a background of cream
or yellowish-white color with reddish,
yellowish or purplish markings. Learn
more about the beautiful semele at
http://shellmuseum.org/shells/shelldetails.cfm?id=249.
Shell Museum Events
Live Tank Demonstration: Learn from
a marine naturalist as you watch a fighting conch use its foot for locomotion,
spy a lightning whelk slam its trap door
shut for protection, or witness scallops zip
across the tank with jet propulsion skills.
The beautiful semele, Semele bellastriata (Conrad, 1837)
Daily at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. (later
presentation is 3 p.m. on Mondays).
Carolyn’s Collection: Would you pay
$300 for a shell? Meet Carolyn, a delightfully entertaining shell collector with gorgeous gem-quality shells to show. Learn
and laugh as Carolyn shares the history
of building her top-notch collection.
Monday at 2 p.m.
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known as “mollusks.” Come learn about
the fascinating life of our local mollusks
and have all your questions answered.
Join our marine naturalist for this discussion, Tuesday at 2 p.m.
Island Inn Morning Beach Walks: Join
one of our marine naturalists for a beach
walk near Island Inn on Sanibel. Walks
depart daily from the Island Inn lobby at
9 a.m. Learn about the shells, the mollusks who create them, and other marine
life that has washed ashore. The cost is
$10, and parking at Island Inn is free for
beach walk participants. Space is limited
so book online at www.shellmuseum.org/
events or call 395-2233 to make a reservation. All participants receive a coupon
for half-off shell museum admission.
Marine Naturalist Adventure Cruise:
The Bailey-Matthews National Shell
Museum and Captiva Cruises present a
one-of-a-kind experience that will excite
nature lovers of all ages. Join our marine
naturalist for an unforgettable day with
a small group aboard the 40-foot sailing catamaran Adventure. Trips set sail
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
at 9 a.m. from South Seas Resort on
Captiva Island. The four-hour cruise costs
$100 for adults and $75 for children and
includes the boat trip, lunch, and admission to the shell museum. Call 472-5300
to book. (Water shoes required, no flip
flops. Prepare to get wet.)
The Bailey-Matthews National Shell
Museum is at 3075 Sanibel-Captiva
Road. Phone 239-395-2233 or visit
www.shellmuseum.org.
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Annual Garden Market At Estates
ers and many discounted for the sale. The Edison Ford Garden Shoppe offers an unusual
collection of old fashioned and heritage plants. Heritage plants are propagated at Edison
Ford as seedlings or as cuttings started from the original plants grown by the Edison or
Ford families or their garden staff. Many date back to the popular plants and trees of the
early 1900’s.
Dining options are available at the Banyan Café for barbeque and light snacks or
waterfront dining at Pinchers at The Marina at Edison Ford. Plenty of free parking will be
available.
For additional information, call 334-7419 or visit www.edisonfordwinterestates.org.
Bonsai Society Show And Sale
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The annual Garden Market at Edison Ford will be held on November 22 and 23
T
he 8th annual Edison Garden Market will be held in the public gardens at the
Edison & Ford Winter Estates on Saturday, November 22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
and Sunday, November 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free and open to
the public.
The Edison Garden Market annually attracts dozens of tropical and unusual plant growers from throughout Florida to sell a wide variety of shrubs, plants and trees including
vegetables, orchids, herbs and edibles, tropical flowering trees and innovative and useful
garden merchandise. With various plants and trees available from dozens of vendors, this
is one-stop shopping for unique garden items. The Edison Garden Market is a great event
for family and friends.
The garden and horticultural staff from Edison Ford will be onsite to answer garden
questions and help with purchases.
The Edison Ford Garden Shoppe will also be selling various plants, fruit trees and flow-
he Bonsai Society of Southwest Florida, Inc. will hold its annual Show & Sale
on Saturday and Sunday, November 22 and 23, at the Lee Election Center,
13180 S. Cleveland Avenue (across
from Bell Tower Shops) in Fort Myers.
Admission and parking are free. The
Saturday show is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.;
Sunday, the show is open from 9 a.m. to
4 p.m.
The show will include an exhibit of trees
created by society members, demonstrations of bonsai techniques, workshops
and sales and raffles of bonsai and related
materials. Experienced members will also
be available to answer questions about any
trees that are brought in.
The show will feature Ed Trout, along
with bonsai artists Mike Cartrect, Craig
Brown, Ernie Fernandez, Mike Lane,
Hiram Macias, Tony Stewart, Martha Goff
Bonsai tree
and Dorothy Schmitz.
All workshop participants will receive
five free drawing tickets for each workshop in which they participate. All demonstrations are free; participants can enjoy watching artists create beautiful trees and plantings, which will become part of a special drawing to be held during the Sunday lunch
break. Winners don’t have to be present to win.
Visit www.bonsaiswfl.org for pictures of workshop trees, or call 332-3850 for additional information about the show and sale.
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ISLAND FARE
Dine Your Way Around Sanibel And Captiva With Anne Mitchell
For more information, check out our advertisers in this week's Island Sun
RESTAURANTS
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 area’s fresh and abundant seafood
and local produce. You’ll find everything from burgers
to barbecue, bistro style, Italian, Mexican, American,
classic deli fare, organic, vegan, gluten-free, café food
and Caribbean.
In this column, each week you will be able to stay
updated on our local dining establishments and what
they’re offering and get the scoop on the island dining
scene, whether it’s fine or casual, take-out or frozen
desserts.
AMONG THE FLOWERS CAFE
Among the Flowers Fresh Cafe and Gifts in Tahitian Gardens, Sanibel, feature funky art gifts alongside
the coolest fresh organic juice bar & fruit smoothies
by Chelsee, hand-crafted espresso with fresh roast
coffee drinks, Organic hand-dipped chocolates, local
ice creams, famous “Egg-in-nest” & “Avos-hum”
sandwiches with super-greens “Tahini Salad” or classic
Caprese with eggplant. Many vegetarian/vegan/allergen and gluten-free options. You’ll also find a nice
selection of Wines to add to your party. Party catering
packages available for the Sanibel-Captiva island area
and most of Fort Myers. There’s quaint outdoor seating
on the shaded deck. Call ahead or text-to-go orders for
pick-up. Menu at www.loveamongtheflowers.com
BAILEY’S GENERAL STORE
Bailey’s 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 Bailey’s serves espresso based
drinks, hot chocolate, smoothies and specialty coffees.
BLUE GIRAFFE
Blue 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
Edy’s 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.
CIP’S PLACE
Cip’s 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
Jimmy’s memory, Cip’s 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
don’t 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.
Alexis Lombardy at the Sanibel Grill
BENNETT’S FRESH ROAST
DOC FORD'S RUM BAR & GRILLE
Bennett’s Fresh Roast at 1020 Periwinkle Way
prides itself on its fresh-from-scratch doughnuts made
daily and being the only Southwest Florida doughnut
shop offering fresh roasted coffee from the finest
beans. They also offer fresh desserts including praline
bread pudding and lemon bars, packaged whole bean
or ground coffees, breakfast muffins, oatmeal, breakfast sandwiches, strata (a layered baked breakfast
dish) and a large variety of Harney & Sons Fine Teas.
Lunch offerings including paninis, soups, sandwiches,
signature salads and Bennett’s Chicken & Donut,
Donut Dog and a Lobster Roll are available Monday
through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille is named for the Doc
Ford character in local author Randy Wayne White’s
best-selling mystery novels.
In addition to its Sanibel restaurant, Doc Ford’s
has a Captiva location in Chadwick’s Square.
It’s 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 there’s a well provisioned
raw bar. Tropical drinks are a specialty, notably the
signature rum drink, Island Mojito.
CHIP’S SANIBEL STEAKHOUSE
THE DUNES RESTAURANT
Chip’s 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, there’s 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-jalapeño 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, Chip’s has something for every
sweet tooth.
The Dunes serves lunch daily from 11 a.m. to 3
p.m. Summer chef specials include mahi-mahi and
jerk chicken sandwiches, salads, burgers and shrimp
po’ boy. Open to the public.
On Friday nights, the restaurant is open for dinner
buffet during the San-Cap 9-hole Golf Scramble. The
regular lunch menu is offered until 7 p.m. to coincide
with Family Fun Time from 4 to 7 p.m.
Indoor and outdoor seating.
CROW'S NEST
AT ‘TWEEN WATERS INN
The Crow’s Nest at ‘Tween Waters Inn is a more
casual place than its sister the Old Captiva House. It’s
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.
GEORGE & WENDY'S
SEAFOOD GRILLE
George & Wendy’s Seafood Grille features live
music Fridays and Saturdays and Karaoke on Thursdays. Specials include barbecued ribs on Monday
for $18, prime rib on Tuesdays for $18, crab legs
on Wednesdays for $18, steak lovers special on Thursdays for $18 and Friday night fish fry for $15.
There is a live jazz brunch buffet on Sunday from
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Happy hour is 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 food and drink specials are available in
the bar area only during all NFL and Saturday college
games. There are free Jello shots with each Chicago
or Buffalo touchdown.
Hours are 11 a.m. to midnight seven days a week.
GRAMMA DOT’S
Gramma Dot’s, the only dockside dining on
Sanibel, offers a lunch and dinner menu seven days
a week from “Sanibel’s 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 you’re 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 Dot’s is open daily at 11:30 a.m. For dinner,
arrive before 8 p.m.
GREEN FLASH
The Green Flash has marvelous waterfront
views of Captiva’s bayside and Pine Island Sound.
The Green Flash was built on the site of the historic
Timmy’s 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 GRILL
The Great White Grill is a sports bar featuring 29
beers on tap and a good wine list. It’s home of The
Steel Curtain Pizza. There’s 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.
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Island Fare
GREENHOUSE GRILL
At Greenhouse Grill, happy hour includes $2 off
house wine, $1 off draft beer and half price special
of the day appetizer from 4 to 6 p.m. daily. For dining,
there are vegan and gluten free options available.
Fresh, local, seasonal ingredients are used to flavor
steaks, seafood, pasta, salads, burgers and more.
The signature bouillabaisse is a seafood lover’s delight
with fresh shrimp, mussels, clams, scallops, grouper
and calamari. Homemade lemonade and green tea
with pomegranate are a favorite among guests. Grand
finales include Chocolate Fondant, Tiramisu, Crème
Brule, Cannoli and other delectables.
Pet-friendly patio seating available.
The Greenhouse Grill is open daily from 10:30
a.m. to 9 p.m. Reservations are appreciated and carry
out orders are welcome.
IL TESORO
Il 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.
JACARANDA
MATZALUNA ITALIAN KITCHEN
OVER EASY CAFÉ
The Jacaranda Restaurant & Patio Lounge is a
Sanibel mainstay, with a reputation for fine seafood
and steaks. Dinner is served year-round Monday
through Sunday. You can eat inside or outside on the
pretty patio with its fairy lights and tropical vegetation.
During The Jac’s Summer Break, Monday through
Thursday, choose an appetizer, entree and dessert
from the featured menu for just $30. Wine specials
are also offered, along with the featured drink, The
Jacaranda Sangria.
The Jac Bar has live music six nights and is the
unofficial HQ for Sanibel’s 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.
In the mood for pizza? Matzaluna Italian Kitchen
has a wood-fired oven to bake authentic pizzas,
including gluten-free ones. That’s 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 has 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.
Over Easy Café 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. Hours are 7 a.m. to
3 p.m.
MUCKY DUCK
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.
JERRY’S RESTAURANT AND DELI
Jerry’s Restaurant and Deli in Jerry’s 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.
LAZY FLAMINGO
ISLAND COW
The 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 children’s 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.
The 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 Flamingo’s 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.
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The Mucky Duck may well be the most famous
restaurant on Captiva due to its longevity and quirky
name. Then there’s 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
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
Captiva’s 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” Darling’s
1930s whimsical vacation illustrations has led to its
designation as a landmark in Southwest Florida.
RC OTTER'S, CANTINA CAPTIVA,
SUNSHINE SEAFOOD, KEYLIME
BISTRO AND CAPTIVA PIZZA,
YOGURT & GIFTS
Five Captiva eateries under the same ownership
– RC Otter's, Cantina Captiva, Sunshine Seafood,
Keylime Bistro and Captiva Pizza, Yogurt & Gifts –
offer a fun and casual dining experience with a tropical
flair reminiscent of Key West.
RC Otter's and Keylime Bistro have live music
outdoors most of the day. Cantina Captiva serves
Mexican food. Sunshine Seafood Cafe Wine Bar
specializes in fine dining with a very respectable wine
list. You have your choice of dining inside or outdoors.
BETTER
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Reg. $14.99 SALE $12.99
Kendall Jackson Chardonnay
750 ml. $13.99
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 • 472-1682
Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sun. noon - 7 p.m.
2761 West Gulf Drive
Lounge 4 – 9 PM
472-0305
Dining Room 5 – 9 PM
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ROSIE’S CAFÉ & GRILL
Rosie'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 Rosie’s 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 children’s
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.
SANDBAR
Currently serving HAPPY HOUR in the LOUNGE
ONLY 4-5:30PM everyday, and DINNER 5-9 PM.
Since opening in 2013, The Sandbar has become
known for its incredibly fresh seafood and choice cuts
of beef and pork. We take great pride in having the
best service staff on the islands!.
SANIBEL BEAN
The Sanibel Bean coffee shop is java central on
Sanibel Island. With its indoor and outdoor seating
and free wi-fi, it’s 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.
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.
SANIBEL FISH HOUSE
Find out why Sanibel Fish House is such a great
addition to the list of Sanibel restaurants. We offer
a wide range of fresh seafood as well as our great
alternative choices at reasonable prices.
Come and see us in our delightful tropical island
setting. Open 11 to 10 daily with excellent lunch and
dinner specials. Don’t miss the best happy hour on
the island 11 to 6 daily and all day on Saturdays and
Sundays in The Lounge! The Lounge opens 11 to 10
Sunday through Thursday and until 1 a.m. on Fridays
and Saturdays. Watch your favorite team with us and
enjoy our Game Time specials!
SUNDIAL BEACH RESORT & SPA
At Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, all restaurants
and bars are open to the public.
Sea Breeze Café offers breakfast, lunch and
dinner seven days a week, serving a combination of
classic tavern fare and innovative entrees, salads and
sandwiches. Sit in the dining room overlooking the Gulf
of Mexico or on the outdoor terrace for an al fresco
experience. Breakfast is served from 7 to 11 a.m. and
an all-day menu is available from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Pool & Beach Bar is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
daily. Food, tropical drinks, imported and domestic
beers, and an array of popular wines are available.
Happy hour is daily from 3 to 5 p.m. at Pool &
Beach Bar and from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Sea Breeze
Café with appetizers from $3 to $8 and beverages
from $3 to $5. Stop by for Margarita Monday, with
$5 margaritas from 4 to 10 p.m. plus live island-style
entertainment from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The taco bar is
open from 4 to 6 p.m., priced at $12.95.
Waterview is available for private functions during
the summer and will resume daily dining service in
the fall.
Register to win an Escape Weekend at Sundial
Beach Resort & Spa. Entry forms are located at each
resort restaurant.
SANIBEL DELI & COFFEE FACTORY
Sanibel Deli & Coffee Factory offers a gluten free
menu in addition to regular choices, along with pizza
and wings, Boar’s Head meats, frozen yogurt and
ice cream. There is indoor seating as well as outdoor
tables shaded with umbrellas, and free wi-fi.
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SANIBEL GRILL
The 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 SPROUT
The Sanibel Sprout is the island's diversified
health food store with vegan gourmet take-out dishes
prepared by chef Nikki. There is an all-organic juice/
smoothie bar featuring the Sproutaccino. The Sprout
carries a wide range of organic, gluten and GMOfree groceries carefully selected to appeal to vegans,
vegetarians and other health-conscious consumers.
There is a broad selection of high quality supplements,
herbs and vitamins, organic fresh produce, handmade
Guatemalan Swarovski jewelry, etched glass juice jars
and coffee mugs by Sanibel artist Luc Century, T-shirts
and clothing, Sprout watches, pure soaps, cosmetics
and hair products.
We're now open at our new location in the Bailey's
Center – 2463 Periwinkle Way. We will be Sanibel's
first Vegan Cafe and Juice Bar, plus all the good things
we had at the last location (i.e. healthy groceries,
supplements, boutique and gifts).
TIMBERS RESTAURANT
& FISH MARKET
The 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 it’s 2 p.m.)
TRADITIONS ON THE BEACH
Traditions on the Beach is one of the few Sanibel
restaurants with beachfront dining. Located in the
historic Island Inn, the recently updated restaurant
sits on 10 acres with gulf views, perfect for watching
the sunset over the water while you dine. The menu
features Italian and Mediterranean cuisine prepared
by Chef Aziz and his team. Traditions’ dishes are made
with fresh ingredients, from seafood and meats, to
produce from local vendors. On the menu you will find
the classics and specialties including Moroccan lamb,
roast duck, lobster and veal. Pasta, grilled items and
a raw bar are also available. In addition to the regular
menu, specials are offered daily. There’s an attractive
bar and lounge area that also serves food and an
extensive wine and cocktail list. Dining begins at 5 p.m.
and continues until late. Reservations are suggested.
CROW’s Taste of the Islands will be held this Sunday, November 16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club. The annual event was postponed from last Sunday due to
inclement weather. There will be food samplings from Sanibel and Captiva restaurants, live
music by bands The Rockers and Pocket Change, kids activities including a bounce house,
inflatable slide, face painting and glitter tattoos. For more information, visit www.crowclinic.
org.
The Crow’s Nest at ’Tween Waters Inn will
feature the band Bad Banditos on Friday and Saturday.
Crab Races are on Monday. Taylor Stokes plays on
Tuesday and Wednesday.
George & Wendy’s Seafood Grille has live
music tonight, Friday, with the Mary Stokes and the
Captiva Blues Band. On Saturday, it’s Roy Schneider
and Kim Mayfield, playing Americana with guitar and
mandolin, plus half-price drinks for the ladies from 9
p.m. to midnight. On Sunday, there is a live jazz brunch
buffet from 10 a.m.to 1 p.m. plus Hospitality Night with
happy hour pricing from 8 p.m. to close. On Tuesday,
open mic night is from 8 to 11 p.m. Wednesday is Roy
Schneider and Kim Mayfield, playing Americana with
guitar and mandolin. Karaoke is Thursdays from 9 p.m.
to midnight.
The Jacaranda has live entertainment on Friday
and Saturday with DVS, playing classic rock and
dance, beginning at 8:30 p.m. Weekdays, music is
from 8 to 11 p.m. On Monday, it’s Renata, playing
jazz, contemporary and dance music. Thursday is Eric
Malibu, playing contemporary, reggae and dance.
The Mucky Duck on Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva
features music by Mark Dupuy on Monday; Tuesday is
Perry English; Wednesday is Gene Federico; Thursday
and Friday is Gary Earle; Saturday is Gene Federico;
and Sunday is Gary Earle.
Sea Breeze Café at Sundial Beach Resort &
Spa features Margarita Monday from 5:30 to 8:30
p.m. every Monday with $5 margaritas, taco bar for
$12.95 and island style entertainment with Danny
Morgan. Happy hour is daily from 5 to 7 p.m. with drink
specials.
This week’s lineup at Traditions on the Beach at
the Island Inn includes: Thursday, Friday and Saturday,
music and dancing with Joe McCormick and Marvilla
Marzan.
The Island Cow on Periwinkle Way has live
entertainment on Friday with Gene Federico; Saturday,
Jay Helt; and Sunday, Dan Confrey.
RC Otter’s on Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, has live
music daily with dining inside and out.
Keylime Bistro on Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva features live music days and nights seven days a week.
Restaurant owners/managers, please email or
fax any changes to your entertainment schedule to
[email protected] or 395-2299.
SS Hookers Now Open
Across The Causeway
ZEBRA FROZEN YOGURT
This 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.
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A grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at SS Hookers, located adjacent
to the Sanibel Toll Plaza at Punta Rassa, on November 5. The restaurant, owned by island
business entrepreneur Sandy Stilwell, center, features American cuisine “with a Cajun twist.”
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Sanybel’s Finest and more, there are
just enough shops at Jerry’s to turn
an ordinary day into an extraordinary
day. Before shopping at Jerry’s Foods,
you can enjoy PocoLoco’s exclusive ice
cream selection from local favorite, Love
Boat Ice Cream. And our courtyard is
a wonderful spot to relax with family
and friends; it’s a little piece of paradise
teeming with colorful exotic birds!
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1700 Periwinkle Way,
Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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ISLAND SUN - NOVEMBER 14, 2014
Florida Snap Bean and Sweet
Pepper Sauté
1 pound snap beans, stems trimmed
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 each red and yellow bell pepper,
seeded and julienne
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
1/2 lemon, juiced
In a large sauté pan, heat the olive
oil over medium-high heat. Carefully add
the bell pepper, cook for about 1 minute.
Add the beans and cook for 3 to 5 minutes. Add the garlic and continue cooking
for another minute or until crisp-tender.
Add lemon juice and toss before serving.
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Learn Safe
Boating On
Local Waters
T
he Sanibel-Captiva Power
Squadron will teach an all-day
class on safely boating the local
waters on Friday, December 5 from 9
a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sanibel Public
Library, 770 Dunlop Road.
The class is designed for those new
to boating as well as experienced boaters who would like to enhance their
safe boating skills. The class uses the
America’s Boating Course text published
by the United States Power Squadron
as well as lectures, demonstrations and
discussion presented by U.S. Power
Squadron instructors. After completing
the class and passing a very simple exam,
students will receive a safe boating ID
card from the State of Florida. The ID
card satisfies new Florida legal requirements for those born after January 1,
1988 to operate watercraft on Florida
waterways. Students completing the class
will also be eligible for a free six month
trial membership in the United States
Power Squadron, the nation’s largest
non-profit boating organization. Cost
of the class and the America’s Boating
Course text is $40.
Students receive their copy of the
America’s Boating Course text in
advance of the class and are expected
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to prepare for the class by reviewing
the text before the class day. Among
the subjects and topics reviewed are:
U.S. Coast Guard required safety equipment; Basic boat handling underway and
docking; Navigation rules, right of way;
Navigation aids and channel markers;
Basic navigation, charts and GPS operation; Anchoring in deep water and n the
beach; VHF radio operation; Storms,
emergencies and accidents.
Students are introduced to boating the
local waters by studying navigation charts
for Pine Island Sound, San Carlos Bay
and the Caloosahatchee River. Important
destinations, channels and waterways
are reviewed and advice for confidently
boating in local waters is discussed. The
class format is very informal with many
opportunities for questions and discussion. No advance knowledge of boating
s needed for successful completion of the
class. The class is appropriate even for
those who may not own a boat but want
to learn about the possibility of boating
the magnificent waters that surround Fort
Myers, Sanibel and Captiva. The class is
also appropriate for experienced boaters
who may want to learn about boating our
unique local waterways.
To learn more about the class or to
register, students may contact the class
lead instructor, Jay Brown, at 314-8076860 (cell), [email protected] or visit
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http://bit.ly/1xG0CNz. Students are
encouraged to register well in advance
of the class to allow time to obtain and
review the text prior to the class day.
Registration will close November 27 for
the December 5 class. The class will be
offered again on February 7 and March
28 for those who are unable to attend the
December 5 class. On all dates, the class
will be held at the Sanibel Public Library
beginning at 9 a.m. and concluding by 5
p.m.
To learn more about the SanibelCaptiva Power Squadron, visit www.usps.
org/localusps/sancap or contact Steve
Abbott at 246-2392.
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ISLAND SUN - NOVEMBER 14, 2014
Gator Trout
Showing Up
by Capt. Matt
Mitchell
P
re cold front
fishing action
was strong
again this week
with lots of snook,
trout and a few
quality redfish
being caught before
the rain and cold
moved in again
late Saturday afternoon. Conditions on
the water all week before this latest cold
front were near perfect with light winds
and sunny skies as things rebounded
quickly from the previous weekend’s
cold snap. As anglers, these weekly cold
fronts are all just part of the game and
our winter weather pattern that we will
deal with roughly until April.
Shiners came easy this week with
huge amounts of bait showing up on the
causeway bridges, as it did last year. Most
shallow grass flats in the sound are also
loaded up with shiners once the sun gets
up too. Either place you choose to get
your bait, just watch for the diving birds
and the schools of shiners to flick on,
or up by the surface, then it’s one and
done with a cast net. Having lots of these
shiners has been the key to wake up and
locate the fish in the mangrove creeks
as there are still way too many small bait
stealers in most locations to make the
switch to live shrimp fishing quite yet.
Larger trout up to 26 inches started to
appear this week after what has seemed
like forever since we consistently caught
these big gator trout. Clean clear water
in the middle to northern sound is what
these fish like and live free lined shiners
are candy they just cannot resist. While
targeting redfish and snook in shallow
sandholes around oyster bars, we found
some really good trout action a few afternoons, with many of these fish going
over the 20-inch maximum size.
If you plan on releasing these gator
trout, don’t use a landing net. Wet your
hands before touching them and try to
handle them as little as possible, if at all.
This will greatly reduce the mortality rate
on these fish. Trout, especially big trout,
are much more fragile than any of our
other gamefish. Not knocking any of the
slime coat off them and quickly getting
them back in the water after removing the hook will hopefully let them be
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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
[email protected]; or call 395-1213.
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Katherine Ambrose with her first redfish, a 24-incher caught while fishing with Capt. Matt
Mitchell this week
enjoyed by another angler in the future.
Even with far from perfect high
water tides to target redfish under the
mangroves this week, we did catch a
few smaller slot reds back in the “Ding”
Darling Refuge. Many of these rat reds
are right around the 18-inch slot or just
above. Adding a little weight – either a
split shot or a 1/4 oz. jig head – to the
live shiner to slow it down in the fast
moving current was the key to getting
these redfish to bend the rod. Things did
get a little better on bigger reds though as
the cold front approached and gave us a
little higher water than the tide chart had
forecast.
Fishing with Katherine and Mike
Ambrose from Boston, both anglers
completed their Pine Island Slams. Snook
and trout were caught by both way back
in the mangrove creeks of Sanibel. Then
switching it up on the higher water, we
set up on the mangrove islands in the
mouth of the river so we could fish until
the last possible minute before the rain
ended our afternoon trip early. Mike got
his first ever redfish, a small rat red and
then soon after hooked and lost a much
bigger redfish. Katherine then got her
first ever redfish, a pretty 24-inch model
before the rain started and chased us off
the water.
November 15 finally marks the end of
the mantee zones in Pine Island Sound as
the zones switch over into the river. This
opens up a whole lot of water to anglers
that has just not been fished much since
April when the zones went into effect,
either because it just takes too long to get
there at idle speed or it’s just too shallow
to get there without damaging the sea
grass if you can’t run on plane. Making
certain areas of the sound are idle speed
while fast boats can run at unregulated
100 mph plus down the middle sound
and river is not manatee friendly.
The placement of the majority of
these manatee zones in the sound just
does not make any sense and in no way
serves to protect the manatee. If you
spend any time on our local waters, you
quickly learn where manatees hang out
and the areas they like to frequent during
certain periods of the year. Manatee feeding areas are certainly not the randomly
placed manatee zones.
Every year at this time, manatees
are intentionally put in harm’s way by
the people that claim to do the most to
protect them. Manatees are now heading inland out of the sound towards the
artificially warmed waters of the county
Manatee Park up by the power plant.
This annual human generated migration
route will take the manatees through the
highest traveled boat traffic area of the
county. Once they arrive here in huge
numbers, there is very little, if any, sea
grass for the them to eat so they have to
travel back and forth up and down the
river to the sound to feed. With all of Lee
County’s manatees in one place for the
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ISLAND SUN - NOVEMBER 14, 2014
Shell Found
Shell Found
Shells Found
Tangney’s collection of shells found
were so excited! So now we’re always
teasing about finding one ourselves and
joining the “rare” club.
“Lo and behold, I found a junonia
on our very first walk on the beach that
Saturday. I was blown away. It’s a great
shell.”
From page 28
Lisa Tangney
Mike Gilmore
L
ocal Sanibel-Captiva sheller Mike
Gillmore recently found a golden
olive during low tide. In more
than 20 years of shelling, this is only
his third one to be found. Gillmore
stated, “The golden olive is about as
hard to find as a junonia.”
L
isa Tangney, who visited Sanibel
from Decatur, Illinois, wrote about
a recent shelling experience:
“We’ve been vacationing with my sister
and sister-in-law at Sanibel or Marco
Island for the past 10 years. Our goal
all those years has been finding the rare
junonia. No matter which island we are
visiting, we’re always shelling.
“My sister had found a junonia two
years ago just off Marco Island and we
Gator Trout
Showing Up
cold winter months, if they get any kind
of contagious disease, they could all be
wiped out in one shot.
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 [email protected]
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ouise Schreiber, visiting from Ney,
Ohio, found a junonia during her
recent stay on Sanibel. The shell
was discovered in the water near the
shoreline at the beach on West Gulf
Drive, not far from The Blue Dolphin.
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Students Put On Halloween Concert
THE NEW
The students at CECI did a great job singing for family and friends. There was only one
“runner” and one who was a little hot in her costume.
T
he students at the Children’s Education Center of the Islands (CECI) performed beautifully at their Halloween concert. They sang songs and did finger plays followed by an all-time favorite, Going On A Spooky Walk, for a
packed house of parents, grandparents and friends. The students then had a parade
to showcase their costumes ranging from elaborate store-bought to creative homemade. One upset student had to be taken to the veterinary clinic when a wing on his
bat costume broke. It was mended in no time.
Finger food and snacks were brought in by the parents. It was a Halloween fun
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‘Ding’ Darling Nature Store Plans
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orget Black Monday. Think instead Happy Tuesday, December 2, the date of
the Refuge Nature Store’s 2nd annual Happy Hour Holiday Shopping event in
the “Ding” Darling Visitor & Education Center.
A little wine and cheese certainly can’t hurt your shopping decision-making. “Ding”
Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge has planned the free shopping happy
hour for after-hours from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
The Refuge Nature Store has stocked special holiday gift items especially for the
event, and it will have gift consultants ready with suggestions and free recycled paper
gift-wrapping. Local artists will also be on hand for meet-and-greet. Shoppers who
spend more than $20 get a free poinsettia.
“All proceeds from Nature Store purchases go directly to benefiting wildlife and
conservation,” said store manager Lise Bryant. “ So we’d thought it would be a fun
way to get everyone in the holiday spirit with an altruistic twist.”
The Refuge Nature Store carries a complete line of birding and nature books for
adults and kids, wildlife toys and games, holiday ornaments, gifts made from recycled
materials, nature-themed jewelry and home décor, logo T-shirts and hats, and a wide
variety of other gifts and souvenirs.
For more information on the refuge shopping happy hours, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org or call 472-1100 ext. 233.
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‘Ding’ Lecture Series Features
Nationally Acclaimed Experts
Lillian and Don Stokes will appear twice during this year’s series, once as part of a
panel discussion on social media and birding and again to deliver their lecture entitled
Beautiful Birds of Sanibel
T
he granddaughter of Ansel Adams, prolific environmental writer and documentary filmmaker Bill Belleville, celebrity birding authors Don and Lillian
Stokes, and solar power pioneer Neville Williams headline the eagerly awaited
2015 “Ding” Darling Nature Store Friday Lecture Series at the JN “Ding’ Darling
National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel.
The free 14-week series kicks off on Friday, January 9 in the “Ding” Darling
Visitors & Education Center Auditorium with a panel discussion by the Stokes, Karl
Werner and Dave McQuade entitled How to Be a Better Birder through Social Media.
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to their popularity, the free lectures will be held twice each Friday, at 10 a.m. and 1
p.m.
“The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company has a true commitment to conservation
and the health of our wildlife, and we’re so grateful to have them team up with the
Society on our lecture series,” said Birgie Miller, DDWS executive director.
Other lectures will examine the Florida Highwaymen artists, pesticides, The
Everglades and other relevant topics.
Book signings follow all of the starred (*) lectures. Seating for the lectures is limited
and available on a first-come basis.
As usual, Wildlife Drive is closed on Friday, but visitors are welcome to enjoy the
free “Ding” Darling Visitor & Education Center and recreational opportunities at
Tarpon Bay Explorers, the refuge’s official concessionaire located at its Tarpon Bay
Recreation Area.
For more information, call 472-1100 ext. 241 or log on to www.dingdarlingsociety.org/lectures. For the schedule of the 2015 DDWS Film Series, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org/films.
January 9 – Panel Discussion: How To Be a Better Birder Through Social Media
* January 16 – Speaker: Author Bill Belleville, The Peace of Blue
* January 23 – Speaker: Author/photographer Mac Stone, Everglades: America’s
Wetland
* February 3 – Speaker: Author Neville Williams, Our Solar-Powered Future
* February 6 – Speaker: Author Jeff Klinkenberg, Alligator in B Flat
* February 13 – Speakers: Authors Don and Lillian Stokes, Beautiful Birds of
Sanibel
* February 20 – No lecture (volunteer luncheon)
* February 27 – Speaker: Author Gary Monroe, The Highwaymen
March 6 – Speaker: Sarah Adams, Memories of My Grandfather, Ansel Adams
* March 13 – Speaker: Author Frederick “Fritz” Davis, Banned: A History of
Pesticides and the Science of Toxicology
* March 20 – Speaker: Author Marie Read, Into the Nest: Intimate Views of the
Courting, Parenting and Family Lives of Birds
* March 27 – Speaker: Peggy Macdonald, Marjorie Harris Carr: Defender of
Florida Environment
April 3 – Speaker: Jeremy Conrad, Sea Turtles
April 10 – Speaker: Jerry Lorenz, Roseate Spoonbills
To support DDWS and the refuge with a tax-deductible gift, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org or contact Birgie Miller at 292-0566, 472-1100 ext. 4 or [email protected]
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‘Ding’ Darling
Deputy Manager
Swaps Positions
Andrey Andreyev
J
oyce Palmer, deputy manager at the
JN “Ding” Darling National Wildlife
Refuge, is spending a month in
Lakewood, Colorado as the software
development team leader in the U.S.
Fish & Wildlife Service’s (FWS) branch
of Communication Technology. Andrey
Andreyev, who normally wears that
hat, is taking Palmer’s place during that
time. It’s all part of the FWS’s Advanced
Leadership Development Program.
The job swap unit of the 10-month program aims to immerse FWS administrators
in positions completely out of the realm of
their normal jobs to learn new skill sets.
“I came here from an IT Project
Management office. At my line of work
I don’t deal with field office operations,”
said Russian-born Andreyev. “This is my
chance to get a better understanding how
the refuges work and how I can help in
enabling refuge operations through technological solutions.”
“The course leaders purposely pair
you with someone in a position you have
no experience in to take you out of your
comfort zone, and so you can focus on
the leadership aspects of the job and not
the technical side,” said Palmer from
Colorado. “I have worked for the FWS for
over 15 years -- eight years in ecological
services and seven years in refuges -- so
they paired me with Andrey.”
After moving to the United States in
1994, Andreyev studied technical management and database administration at DeVry
University and recently completed his MBA
with emphasis on technology management
at the University of Colorado at Denver.
Andreyev began working for the FWS
as a data analyst contractor in 2003 and
later as an IT contractor for the U.S.
Department of Interior. In 2009, he
became a federal FWS employee. In 2011,
as part of the Navy Reserve, he served
in Afghanistan for one year and then
returned to take his current position.
“The most rewarding thing about this
assignment is getting to know people who
carry on the day-to-day operations in fulfill-
Joyce Palmer atop Lookout Mountain in
Colorado
ing the FWS mission,” he said. “Joyce and
Paul [Tritaik, refuge manager] have a great
team of professionals who deeply care
about the mission of the service. Getting
to know the refuge staff and volunteers
and working with them is an inspiring and
rewarding experience.”
Meanwhile, Palmer in Colorado said
that her greatest challenge has been learning new terminology and acronyms related
to the IT world. Like Andreyev, she has
found the people the job’s greatest reward.
“The team I am working with and the
entire office have been super friendly and
have really made me feel welcome,” she
added. “From a leadership perspective, I
have learned that skill sets needed for leading and supervising a team are very similar
regardless of the positions or work being
done, and that your people are your most
valuable asset.”
And come November 15, the two will
return to normal circumstances. Palmer
adds that the unseasonably warm weather
in Colorado has helped ease the transition. “However, I am hoping to see some
snow!”
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Upcycle! Art Fest
To Benefit ‘Ding’ Darling
Nearly 4,000 visitors attended last year’s one-day Upcycle! Art Fest
M
ark your calendars for Wednesday and Thursday, April 1 and 2, 2015, and
get ready for the second annual Upcycle! Art Fest at the JN “Ding” Darling
National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel. More than 25 artists working in all media
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from around the U.S. will be selling works
of art using re-purposed and re-envisioned
materials.
“We are once again planning an educational and entertaining event that will directly benefit wildlife and its habitat at ‘Ding’
Darling,” said Barb Rogers, Upcycle! Art
Fest committee chair. “Besides demonstrating the importance of recycling and conservation, it will offer visitors opportunities to
purchase one-of-a-kind pieces and even try
their hand at it.”
The festival will take place at the free
“Ding” Darling Visitor & Education Center
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days and will feature works for display, judging, and sales.
Activities will include artist exhibits, an art sale, a silent auction of select artists’ work,
make-and-take crafts for kids and adults, and other environmental activities. “Ding”
Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge hosts Upcycle! Art Fest.
“Last year’s inaugural one-day Upcycle! brought thousands of art appreciators to look
and buy,” said DDWS executive director Birgie Miller. “This year, we added another day
and are anticipating an even bigger event.”
Artists wishing to register for the event, can do so at www.UpcycleArtFest.org. Artists
will be accepted by a jury on a first-come and quality basis. Any businesses or individuals interested in sponsoring or participating in Upcycle! Art Fest should contact Birgie
Miller, DDWS executive director, at 292-0566 or [email protected]
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The Trip To Italy
by Di Saggau
T
he BIG ARTS
movie for
Monday,
November 17 is
The Trip to Italy.
Following in the
footsteps of their
successful restaurant review tour of
Northern Britain,
in a film called The
Trip, comedians Steve Coogan and Rob
Brydon are commissioned for a new tour
in Italy. Once again, the two buddies/
rivals take the landscape as well as the
cuisine of that country in a trip filled with
witty repartee and personal insecurities.
You will enjoy the banter between these
two men as they drive across breathtakingly beautiful countryside while bickering
brilliantly.
Brydon’s character asks his best buddy
Coogan to tag along for an all-expensepaid trip to Italy. He is hired to write a
series of restaurant reviews for a London
paper. It’s full of gorgeous views of the
Italian coast as they maneuver a convertible Mini Cooper through hairpin turns
while listening to only one CD of Alanis
Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill due to
Brydon’s iPod malfunctioning.
Right at the start, they try to outdo
each other with their Michael Caine
impersonations as Batman’s butler, then
move to the muffled grunts of Christian
Bale and Tom Hardy from The Dark
Knight Rises. They also cover impressions of main characters from The God-
Hortoons
father movies and they
run through all the James
Bonds too. It’s obvious
that American cinema
has a strong influence on
these two.
The film is about privileged white males who,
while trying to enjoy the
finer things in life, are
also trying to make sense
of their mortality. Both
men improvise most
of the dialogue while consuming delicious Italian
cuisine and visiting historical tourist attractions
including the ruins of
Pompeii. They engage in
philosophical discussions
and retrace the travels of
two expat British poets,
Percy Shelley and Lord
Byron. If you enjoy allusive British humor that
builds slowly from dry to
uproarious, The Trip to
Italy will work for you.
The film runs one hour
48 minutes.
Next up on November
24 is Le Weekend, a
UK/French film starring Jim Broadbent and
Lindsay Duncan as a
long-married academic couple who take
an anniversary trip to Paris. I’ll have more
on this in next week’s Island Sun.
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 Phil-
lips Gallery. Series Sponsors: Bank of the
Islands, Stan and Visnja Gembicki, John
R. Wood Properties, Penny Wilkinson.
Series Supporters: Sanibel Taxi, Jerry’s
Foods of Sanibel. BIG ARTS is located at
900 Dunlop Road. Tickets are available
at the door or by calling 395-0900.
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Plant Smart
Bottle Palm
by Gerri Reaves
B
ottle palm (Hyophorbe lagenicaulis) is a slow-growing tree
endemic to Round Island, located in Mauritius in the Indian
Ocean.
It usually reaches 12 to 20 feet, so it works well in a small landscape that would be overwhelmed by towering trees such as the
royal palm (Roystonea regia).
The species name derives from several Greek words relating to
the palm’s use and appearance. Hyo means pig or hog, and phorb
means feed or fodder, referring to the fruit’s use as pig fodder.
The term lagenicaulis comes from two Greek words and refers
to the bottle-shaped trunk – bulbous at the base and tapering
upward. Lagen, means flask, and caulis means stem.
The bulge in the lower gray-white trunk gradually lessens as the
palm ages.
Feather-like fronds as long as 12 feet arch upward from a
smooth, waxy crownshaft.
The dark-green leaflets are lance-like and about two feet long.
Pairs of opposite leaflets form sharp “V”s along the rachis, or central stalk, running the length of the frond.
Circling the trunk below that shaft are inflorescences of up to
three feet long that bear both the male and female whitish flowers.
The one-inch oval fruit ripens from green to black and contains
a single seed.
Bottle palm grows well in the sandy well-drained soil of South
Florida. Although it prefers full sun, it tolerates some shade. High
salt tolerance suits it to coastal landscapes.
Two things the tree cannot tolerate, however, are drying out
Non-native bottle palm inflorescences encircle the trunk
and exposure to frost.
below the bright-green crownshaft
Use it as a specimen or accent or container plant. It is especially attractive when planted in groups.
Oddly enough, this species is threatened with extinction in its native habitat but is cultivated by the horticultural industry in many other places.
Sources: edis.ifas.ufl.edu, floridata.com and florida-palm-trees.com.
Plant Smart explores the plant life of South Florida and sustainable landscape practices.
Orchid Society
Monthly Meeting
C
olorful Catasetums will be the
topic of the next monthly meeting of the Sanibel-Captiva
Orchid Society, scheduled for Monday,
November 17, The program will be
presented by Bill Overton, an American
Orchid Society judge and avid orchid
collector. The meeting will take place
at St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal
Church, 2304 Periwinkle Way on
Sanibel, beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Orchid novices are encouraged to
come to the meeting at 1 p.m. to hear a
member of the San-Cap Orchid Society
talk about fundamentals of growing
orchids. Anyone with questions or an “ill
orchid” that needs diagnosis can bring
their plants to the meeting during showand-tell. Orchid Society members are
invited to participate in a monthly show.
Ribbons are awarded for best hybrid and
best species orchids. An orchid raffle will
also be held.
Annual membership in the San-Cap
Orchid Society is $20, which covers the
meetings through May 2014, including
the holiday luncheon. Guests attending
regular monthly meetings, not including
the holiday luncheon, are $4 per person.
Luncheon reservations with choice of
entry can also be made for the Monday,
December 15 holiday luncheon, which
will be held at The Dunes Golf & Tennis
Club at 11:30 a.m. The featured speaker
for the luncheon will be Francisco
Miranda of Miranda Orchids in Haines
One of the winning orchids featured at last
month’s meeting of the San-Cap Orchid
Society
City, Florida. His topic will be Brazilian
Orchid Habitat – The Amazon. He will
also bring orchids for purchase.
Luncheon includes one of two choices: Chicken penne with tomato, olive
oil, green onions and basil served with
green beans or pan-seared salmon with
dill butter sauce served with risotto and
green beans. Both entrees come with a
mixed green salad with choice of dressing, dessert and non-alcoholic beverages.
Cocktails, wine and beer will also be
available for additional purchase. Cost for
the luncheon is $20 for San-Cap Orchid
Society members and $24 for guests,
which includes tax and gratuity.
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The bulge in the trunk base becomes less pronounced as the tree ages
photos by Gerri Reaves
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ISLAND SUN - NOVEMBER 14, 2014
From page 1
Museum Opens For Season
Visitors enjoy looking at the new assortment of historic photographs on display inside
Shore Haven
Sanibel Historical Museum & Village Manager Emilie Alfino, left, with museum docent
Jeanine Allen Bradford in the Rutland House’s new gift shop
photos by Jeff Lysiak
of new, historic photographs as well as a video screening room where visitors can
watch a short documentary, Sandbars To Sanibel.
“Opening day went very smoothly,” said Emilie Alfino, manager of the Sanibel
Historical Museum & Village. “The systems we’ve set up are working, and we even
have docents in some of our other buildings to greet visitors and tell them more about
the island’s history.”
Shore Haven, which also includes a kitchen area, offices for museum staff and storage, directs guests to explore the village grounds in a counter-clockwise manner. The
previous welcome center, the 1913 Rutland House, would guide visitors to the gardens
located in the middle of the museum’s grounds.
“The extra space we have inside Shore Haven will also allow us to conduct lectures
tors to explore at the Sanibel Historical Museum & Village:
• A new paver walkway, leading to the ramp into Shore Haven, features a classic wooden pergola. The entrance path also features additional native foliage planted
around the structure.
• The gift shop, previously located
inside the Old Bailey General Store, has
been moved to the rear of Rutland House,
which will now serve as the unofficial “final
stop” on their tour of the museum.
• Additional displays of vintage merchandise has been moved inside the Old
Bailey General Store, along with a refurbished pair of scrapbooks chronicling the
island’s history.
• The shellrock pathway through the
museum’s vegetable garden has been widened, to allow for easier wheelchair access.
Renovations to the two-room
Caretaker’s Cottage – to be completed
next year – are also ongoing.
“My first impression of the village was
Entrance door to Shore Haven features
that it was amazing… it was 1985 or
vintage-style light fixtures
Visitors stroll through the Old Bailey General Store
and educational classes,” said Alfino. “And we’re able to display more of our historic
photographs than ever before.”
In October 2012, Shore Haven was moved from its original location – from a small
plot of land on San Carlos Bay Drive, near the end of Dixie Beach Boulevard – to its
current resting spot, next to the Rutland House. The 3.25-mile journey took structural
movers 12 hours to complete.
“We are so grateful that Terry and Brenda Cassady donated the house to us,” said
Deb Gleason, chair of the Sanibel Historic Preservation Committee. “It’s wonderful to
finally have Elinor Mayer Dormer’s childhood home open as our new visitor’s center.
Elinore was a founder of this museum in 1984, and her work preserving Sanibel’s history continues in Shore Haven.”
Dorothy Donaldson, president of the museum’s board of directors, took time to
thank several of the people and businesses responsible for making Shore Haven’s relocation possible.
“Somehow, I was just fortunate that Gus Landl was the only contractor who took
our request for a proposal seriously,” she said. “Amy Nowacki, our architect, knew the
historical status because she had worked on the Bailey Homestead. And John Grey
Painting has always been there for us.”
In addition to the opening of Shore Haven, there are several other changes for visi-
Plein-air artist Marcy Caulkins works on a watercolor painting of the Rutland House
1986, and only the Rutland House was here,” said Abbey Allison, who was hired as
the museum’s assistant manager last month. “I’ve enjoyed meeting some amazing people and working with the staff and docents. I’ve been very impressed with everything.”
Like her fellow staff and docents, Alfino is confident that both first-time visitors and
repeat guests will enjoy the changes made at the museum, especially their new welcome facility.
“I remember the last time Shore Haven came close to demolition. I lived off-island
at the time, and every time I crossed the bridge, I would look for the longest dock and
follow it to the land to see whether Shore Haven was still standing,” she recalled. “I
was always relieved to see it there. And now, I can see it from my office window.”
The Sanibel Historical Museum & Village, located at 950 Dunlop Road, is open
Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Full guided tours take place at
10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at no additional charge, depending on docent availability.
Admission is $10 for adults (18 and over), with members and children admitted free.
For more information, call 472-4648 during museum hours or visit www.sanibelmuseum.org.
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Trouper’s 2015 Calendar,
Newsletter Now Available
For the month of December, Trouper’s 2015 calendar features a photo of the famous raccoon popping out of a holiday wreath
photo by Kyle Miller
by Jeff Lysiak
F
or the second consecutive year, Trouper The Blind Raccoon has released a
wall calendar – with the assistance of his caretaker Dot Lee and friends Kyle
Miller, Judy Lewis and Carol Rothman – which showcases the wildlife ambassador in a dozen full-color photographs, interesting raccoon facts and a monthly
reminder to “Love All Animals.”
“Last year, we got a pretty good response to the calendar,” said Miller, who
authored the local best-selling book, Trouper – The True Adventures Of A Blind
Raccoon: The Beginning. “Kids loved it because of all the raccoon information.
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Everyone else enjoyed the design of the calendar… and the great pictures of Trouper!”
In addition, Team Trouper has published the second edition of the bi-annual newsletter, called Trouper’s Lifelines, a 12-page booklet which promotes Trouper’s mission, shares stories about protecting wildlife, and includes fan-submitted letters, fun
facts and other information about animals.
According to Miller, one of Trouper’s Facebook friends volunteered to set up the
newsletter template in the spring.
“Judy, Dottie and I discussed what we wanted to put in the newsletter,” said Miller.
“It’s for the whole family to enjoy, but it’s geared towards kids. The bottom line is that
we teach everyone to respect all animals.”
Among the items featured in the Fall 2014 newsletter is a story called Ginny &
Susie Save The Turtle, interesting facts about raccoons and spiders, and a story about
the day that Trouper met Troy, a representative for Southeastern Guide Dogs which
provides service animals for wounded veterans.
“Troy was fascinated with Trouper,” Miller recalled, also noting their encounter is
also captured in a photograph featured in the month of March. “Trouper walked up to
Troy and their noses met. It seemed both animals made good friends that day.”
The newsletter is being printed with financial assistance of sponsors Suncatcher’s
Dream, Bailey’s General Store and Toys Ahoy.
Inside the front cover of the calendar, called 2015: A Year With Trouper The Blind
Raccoon, are Trouper’s Teachings Wildlife Education Program for Children and the
STOP chart, which was created by Lee and should be used by kids if they encounter
an animal in the wild:
S – Slowly back up and never touch the animal.
T – Tell an adult like a parent, guardian, policeman or fireman so they can…
O – Observe the animal to decide if it needs help or not. The adult will make the…
P – Phone call to the appropriate rescue service.
Photographs by Miller, Lewis and Rothman capture Trouper cavorting amongst
plants in his backyard, munching on a pumpkin, swimming in shallow waters off the
Sanibel Causeway, “singing” Happy Birthday To Me (his sixth birthday occurs on
April 3), popping out of a Christmas wreath and resting gently in Lee’s arms.
“Every month includes a fun fact or saying… and we had a hard time coming
up with something for each month,” added Miller. “I think my favorite one is from
December, which reads ‘Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me.’ Dot
says that all the time.”
2015: A Year With Trouper The Blind Raccoon, which sells for $10.95, is available
at the offices of the Island Sun (1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2) as well as at Bailey’s
General Store, Sanibel Bookshop, MacIntosh Books, Suncatcher’s Dream, Toys Ahoy,
Needful Things and CROW.
For additional information, visit www.TrouperRaccoon.com.
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ISLAND SUN - NOVEMBER 14, 2014
Art League To Discuss Watercolors
BIG ARTS
Film Academy
by Hyde Tucker
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Watercolor painting by Julie Nusbaum
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he Sanibel-Captiva Art League will be holding the first general meeting of this
season at The Community House, on Thursday, November 20 at 1 p.m. The
meeting is open to the public, and all are welcome to attend.
During the meeting, Julie Nusbaum will be demonstrating the use of watercolor on
Yupo paper. Several years ago as a member of the experimental group at the Fort
Myers Beach Art Association, she began using this paper and has enjoyed discovering
all the wonderful and exciting things that can be done on it. Nusbaum will be presenting some of these ideas, demonstrating how to create believable landscapes from
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series: Not For
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by Hyde Tucker;
Critically Acclaimed
Documentaries, led
by Di Saggau; and
Great Themes film discussions, led by
Steve Oberbeck. Participants are provided with an opportunity to see diverse
films and participate in broad and sometimes intense discussions following the
films.
Great Themes, using famous
espionage films as a prism to project life’s crucial concerns, begins
January 5 at BIG ARTS. Critically
Acclaimed Documentaries will be shown
Wednesdays in March at 12:30 p.m. at
Island Cinema and will feature thought
provoking, eye opening and entertaining
documentaries.
Not For Monday Night series uses
films in workshops that are of high quality
and are sometimes controversial. The first
of these four workshops will take place
Wednesday, November 26 in Phillips
Gallery at 9:30 a.m. and will last until
noon. The series continues on the next
three Wednesdays. Tickets are $5 for
members of BIG ARTS and $6 for nonmembers.
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around.
As a watercolorist for 20 plus years, Nusbaum has received numerous awards in
her home state of Wisconsin as well as here in Florida where, at FMBAA Paint the
Beach, she was awarded second place in 2012 and a merit award in 2013. She also
received a third place award at FMBAA winter juried show this year. Her latest award,
The Healing Art Award, came this past September from Wisconsin Visual Artists Guild
at the 60th anniversary of the Wisconsin Regional Artists Association. As a retired RN,
Nusbaum felt that this was especially poignant and meaningful, knowing the power of
art in the medical field.
Refreshments will be served at the beginning of the meeting. The membership
year begins in November, and new members are always welcome. Membership is $30
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Civil Air Patrol Cadets To Honor
Veterans With Memorial Wreaths
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From page 41
Film Academy
A Palestinian film titled Omar will be
shown on November 26. It describes
a slice of life of some who resist Israeli
control. Though it does not take place in
Gaza, the film received more than expected attention because of recent interest in
the Israeli/Gaza war. Some of the issues
to be raised in discussion are character
development and theme. There is some
violence in the film. It lasts an hour and
37 minutes. To provide balance, the
Israeli film Bethlehem will be shown
December 1 at 7 p.m. as part of the BIG
ARTS Monday Night Film Series.
For more information about these
workshops and other films offered by
the BIG ARTS Film Society, visit www.
bigarts.org and click on “film.” You can
also call 395-0900.
n Saturday, December 13, the
Cadets of the Civil Air Patrol #816
will honor our Nation’s Veterans
with memorial wreath laying ceremonies in
Cape Coral and Fort Myers.
At approximately 9:15 am, wreaths will
be placed at the five statues at Eco Park, 4
Mile Cove in Cape Coral. The Cadets will
travel to Fort Myers Memorial Gardens to
place the remaining wreaths at approximately 10:15 am.
The Civil Air Patrol Cadets are participating in the national program called
Wreaths Across America. In 2012,
Wreaths Across America and their national
network of volunteers laid over 420,000
memorial wreaths at over 800 locations
in the United States and beyond. They accomplished this with help from 1,382 fundraising groups, many corporate contributions, and donations of trucking, shipping
and thousands of helping hands.
In addition to providing educational and
veteran’s services outreach, the local Civil
Air Patrol group earns $5 for each wreath
sold. This money is used to help the young
men and women in the group pay for
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travel expenses to various learning events
around the country.
Wreaths cannot be purchased to be placed on specific graves for your family
members, however, with the purchase of a wreath, you can list your friend or family
member’s name, branch of service, rank and state of residence on the online memory
wall on www.WreathsAcrossAmerica.org
You can become a part of this movement. For $15, you can purchase a wreath
that will be placed at a veteran’s grave. If you are interested in purchasing a wreath,
contact Col. Jim Spieth before November 19. He can be reached at 848-6341.
One-Woman
Show At
Lab Theater
by Di Saggau
M
y Brilliant Divorce at The Laboratory Theater of Florida, stars
Artistic Director Annette Trossbach. She gives a tour de force performance as Angela, a woman who has to
struggle with the fallout of what happens
when her husband decides their marriage
is over. She also plays about 20 other
characters using different voices, accents
and physical ticks. For example, when
portraying her daughter Vanessa, you
watch her texting like crazy. This was my
first time seeing Trossbach on stage as an
actor and I sure hope it isn’t the last. She
was amazing.
The show opens with Angela timidly
coming on stage and then telling the
audience about her British husband Max.
Initially, she feels relieved at the thought
of getting him out of the house. Then
reality sets in and she discovers, like so
many others, that it’s a couples world,
and Max retained custody of most of
their married friends. I’m sure that sounds
familiar to some of you. She retained
custody of their pet poodle Dexter.
One of the things Angela never liked
about Max was the shape of his head.
So throughout the play she refers to
him as “roundhead.” He leaves her for
a younger woman from Buenos Aires.
It isn’t easy for Angela to adjust to her
new life. Two years after their split, she
still hasn’t signed the divorce papers. At
one point, Angela finds an old love letter
from her husband to his girlfriend. She
reads it aloud. Angela goes through a lot
of ups and downs as she adjusts to her
new life. The play, by Geraldine Aron,
is well written and provides a lot of fun,
especially when you add the many talents
of Trossbach.
There is a delightful, unexpected twist
at the play’s end. Directed by John McKerrow, My Brilliant Divorce is well worth
seeing. It plays through November 22
at Laboratory Theater of Florida, 1634
Woodford Avenue, in the Fort Myers
River District. Tickets are available online
at www.laboratorytheaterflorida.com or
by calling 218-0481.
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Pre-concert reception, 7:15 pm,
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uring the month of November,
Jim Bird’s collection will be in
Sanibel Congregational United
Church of Christ’s Fellowship Hall on
display. Bird, the SCUCC Artist of the
Month, has been painting since he was
a youngster, winning a statewide award
at the age of 9. He’s been hooked on
the watercolor medium ever since and is
entirely self-taught.
Originally from New Jersey, Bird
retired as owner of a software develop-
This gorgeous watercolor, yes... you read that
correctly, this is not a photograph. This watercolor of our courtyard bench is appropriately
named A Prayerful Place (19x24 framed),
one of the many spectacular pieces in Jim
Bird’s collection. This particular painting, on
display in the church office, is for sale – $400.
Remember, when you purchase a piece of
artwork from our Artist of the Month program,
10 percent of each item sold benefits our
Memorial Fund.
ment firm. Now a full-time islander, he
maintains a private studio in his home
and is vice president and exhibiting member of the San-Cap Art League.
Please call the church at 472-0497
for viewing times. Sanibel Congregational
United Church of Christ is located at
2050 Periwinkle Way.
Weaving her own unique magical spell,
songstress Wendy Webb will sing and play
acoustic guitar. Accompanied by musicians
Danny Morgan and John McClane
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hell Point Retirement Community kicks off its 2014-2015 Fine & Performing
Arts Concert Series with Teri Dale Hansen and Nat Chandler presenting
Behind the Mask on Thursday, November 20 at 7:30 p.m. at The Village
Church.
Behind the Mask features favorites from Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Kander and
Ebb, Stephen Schwartz and others. With legendary hits from the Great White Way,
Hansen and Chandler will perform songs from The Phantom of The Opera, Cats,
Evita, Sunset Boulevard, Song And Dance, Jersey Boys, Chicago, and A Chorus
Line. Singer and actress Hansen has received international recognition for her crossover abilities between opera and Broadway. Co-star Chandler has also had a storied
career on the stage, from Camelot to Kiss Me Kate.
Concert tickets are available for $35 each, or three concerts for $90. The season
of five concerts is offered for $125, a $50 savings. For tickets or more information,
visit www.shellpoint.org/concerts or call 454-2067.
Shell Point is just off Summerlin Road, two miles before the Sanibel Causeway.
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The Trip to Italy
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ISLAND SUN - NOVEMBER 14, 2014
Winner Of New
Play Contest
by Di Saggau
T
he winner
of Theatre
Conspiracy’s
16th annual New
Play Contest is
official. A Position
of Relative
Importance, a
comedy by Hal
Borden, will be
performed in May.
The theater’s annual New Play Contest
fundraiser was held November 1 at
the Alliance for the Arts. Following an
hour of food, wine and camaraderie,
everyone enjoyed staged readings from
the three finalists. Before the readings
began, Artistic Director Bill
Taylor came on stage and
said, “I don’t care what
anyone says, this is the best
looking and most intelligent
audience,” and that brought
lots of laughs because it’s
obviously a take off of what
another artistic director in
the area says before each
show.
Taylor talked about the
first year of the New Play
Contest when only 52
entries were submitted. On
top of that, he said most
were terrible and he didn’t find one
worth producing until he read the 52nd
entry. Things have changed considerably.
This year, he received over 600 entries
from across the United States, Canada,
Australia, Brazil and England.
A Position of Relative Importance is
about a young man named Frank Truman
who needs a job and his attempt to climb
the corporate ladder is thwarted by a cantankerous retiree who uses Frank’s name
on his blog. The old man offers him a job
interview at a mysterious company. It’s
then we see how far an ambitious young
man will go to land a job he knows nothing about.
Next up at Theatre Conspiracy is
Swell Party by Topher Payne. This witty
drama opens November 21. It takes
place in 1932 at the estate home of the
RJ Reynolds family and is based on a
very mysterious event which took place
that summer.
Lauren Drexler with, Dave and Sue Robinson
William and Shareen Groce
Tiffany Campbell and Angie Koch
Chester and Pam Blackford with Bill Taylor
From page 43
Orchid Society
Monthly Meeting
Reservations with payment must be
made by Friday, December 5.
For more information on the holiday
luncheon, call San-Cap Orchid Society
treasurer Carol Zell at 395-2122.
Lyn Brown, Janet Bunch, Noreen Raney and Denise Vannelli
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ISLAND SUN - NOVEMBER 14, 2014
November Art Show
At The Sanibel Library
Hibiscus Bloom by Sylvia Kasparies
S
top by the Sanibel Public Library during the month of November to see the
varied works of San-Cap Art League artists Sylvia Kasparie, Mary Jane Keys
and Joan Mikelsons.
Sylvia Kasparie studied oil and acrylic at Carl Sandburg College in Illinois. After
moving to Florida, she became interested in watercolor and later inks, pastels and
collage. Switching from one media to another or mixing media allows her to capture
the mood of a subject. She has exhibited and won awards in Illinois, Nevada and
Florida. Her works are hanging in homes and offices throughout the United States,
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Pond Lily II by Mary Jane Keys
Canada, Germany and England.
The work of Mary Jane Keys began with her background in textiles studying at
Purdue University, the Indianapolis Art
Center and Sievers School of Fiber Art
in Wisconsin. Her work has evolved from
batiks on cotton to watercolor. She has
taken numerous textile and watercolor
workshops both nationally and internationally, most recently in Italy this fall.
Hailing from Indiana, she has exhibited
in Indiana, Wisconsin, California and
Florida.
Joan Mikelsons, a BIG ARTS volunteer and island resident since 1985, came
to Sanibel from Middlesex County, New
Jersey. There she worked as a commercial artist for 12 years, one of three artists
designing and finishing the Yellow Pages
for the entire state of New Jersey. She
chooses to use several mediums and subjects to create her works. The many textures within the context of her art offers
the viewer a litany of views into her work.
On the island, she has exhibited at BIG
ARTS and the Sanibel Public Library.
Great Heron by Joan Mikelsons
Butternut Squash Bisque
Elaborate Bread & Fresh Fruit Display
Dried Sausages, Salamis, Sopressata
Mortadella & Cheeses
Dry Cured & Pastrami Salmon
Iced Seafood Bar
Molasses-Mopped Pork Tenderloin
Roast Tom Turkey with Giblet Gravy
& Cranberry Sauce
Honey-Dijon Glazed Bone-In Ham
with Mai Tai Relish
Charcoal-Crusted Prime Rib of Beef
Pan-Flashed Mahi Mahi
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Traditional Salads, Vegetables and Casseroles
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Festival Of Trees Promises Family Fun
Kids and elves engaged in crafting fun at the Festival Of Trees in 2013
Santa poses with two participants at last year’s Festival Of Trees
T
he Festival of Trees is returning to the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center for
its eighth year. The festival opens December 3 and runs until December 7,
with the Tux & Trees Gala being held on December 6. A highlight of the
festival is the Family Fun Day and Children’s Workshop, which will take place on
Sunday, December 7.
During the workshop, children can create holiday arts and crafts, play fun games,
watch holiday movies and write letters to Santa. Outdoor activities include performances by local schools, games, a bounce house, trade show, food vendors, holiday
activities and more.
“The Children’s Workshop has become a big part of the festival,” said Charissa
Comerota, who oversees the workshop. “It is so wonderful to see families return year
after year. It’s become a holiday tradition.”
The Children’s Workshop is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with outdoor activities
ending at 2 p.m. There will also be a Brunch with Santa that will take place from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m.
“We are so happy to be having our Santa back at the Family Fun Day,” added
Comerota. “He is truly an authentic Santa.”
Pictures with Santa are $5, with package options available.
The Children’s Workshop is $6 per child, Brunch with Santa is $12, or participate
in both for $15. Admission to just view the trees is $2 for visitors ages 12 and up.
The Festival of Trees showcases over 20 lavishly decorated trees, designed by businesses and individuals in the community.
Last year, the Festival of Trees and Tux & Trees Gala raised $93,000 to support
The Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation. The foundation supports Goodwill’s mission of helping people in the Southwest Florida community by providing life-changing
opportunities to employment and independence.
Goodwill’s Festival of Trees is proudly presented by FineMark National Bank &
Trust. For festival dates, times, and ticket information, visit www.tuxandtrees.com. For
information about Goodwill’s programs and services, visit www.goodwillswfl.org.
Shop For Success Is Open
To The Public This Friday
Clothing, shoes and accessories are at deeply discounted rates
Shop for Success is open to the public
D
ress for Success Southwest Florida is hosting its annual Shop for Success
shopping extravaganza on Friday, November 14 from 5 to 9 p.m. The event
features 5,000 square feet of clothing, shoes and accessories with prices
starting at $5. It is an opportunity for women in Southwest Florida to shop for their
favorite brands, while also giving back to the community. A major portion of clothing for sale is new, with scores of items being donated by founding sponsor White
House|Black Market. Other fashions donated are new or slightly used.
Admission will be free to the general public.
The sale will be held at the Crowne Plaza at Bell Tower Shops, 13051 Bell Tower
Drive in Fort Myers.
Monies raised through Shop for Success will help support the programs established
by Dress for Success SW Florida such as Going Places Network, Professional Women’s
Group and Entrepreneurial Spirit Program, to promote the economic independence of
disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the
career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
Emcee and host will be ABC7 Morning News Anchor Amy Sedlacek. Private dressing rooms will be provided and credit cards will be accepted.
For more information, contact Barbara Dell at 689-4992 or email [email protected]
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Poet’s Corner
We invite
submissions
from local poets.
Anyone interested may submit
their work via
email to [email protected]
comcast.net.
Each week, individual work will
be showcased.
selected by Tanya Hochschild
Tu Whit Tu Whoo
by Tanya Hochschild
Owl, lord of darkness,
on wings fringed and velvety
screeches into the twilight pinewoods
where he waits,
master of masquerade waits,
with feathers tight
against a tall body,
ear tufts thrust upwards,
eyes narrowed,
‘til a rabbit squeaks.
Owls head,
a sound scanner,
stiff facial feathers
funnel sound to his ears.
His head bobs up and down,
huge eyes mirror his meal.
He plunges on broad wings
to the forest floor,
pierces his prey in an instant
with ice-tong talons.
Tanya Hochschild is member of a
Sanibel Writers Group, has participated
in Artpoems and Writer’s Reads on the
island, and had two books published.
Top Ten Books
On The Island
1. Sanibel Flats by Randy Wayne
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2. Haunted by Randy Wayne White
3. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
4. Gray Mountain by John Grisham
5. The Boys In The Boat by Daniel
James Brown
6. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
7. Deceived by Randy Wayne White
8. Unbroken by Lauren Hillenbrand
9. Orphan Train by Christina Baker
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10. Gone by Randy Wayne White
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Library’s Design A Bookmark
Contest Winners Announced
H
Library Displays
Sculpture
undreds of children participated in the annual Design A Bookmark contest
at the Lee County Library System. Their entries will be on display at Lee
County Library System locations from November 14 to 21.
Each year, the library invites local children in grades 3, 4 and 5 to create bookmarks with a theme about reading. This year’s theme, Once Upon A Time, inspired
a wide variety of fairy tale ideas, according to Coordinator of Library Programs Kristy
Kilfoyle.
“The designs this year were right out of a storybook. The children captured classic
stories, including The Princess and the Pea and Jack and the Beanstalk and fantastical creatures like mermaids and dragons,” Kilfoyle said.
Judges selected one winning design from each location. The winning designs can
be viewed on the Lee County Library System website, at www.leelibrary.net.
Each of the winning artists will be invited to a special reception at the Fort Myers
Regional Library Meeting Rooms at 6 p.m. on Friday, November 14, where they will
receive a supply of their bookmarks to share with friends, family and classmates as well
as a gift card to Books-A-Million and a coupon for ice cream at Cold Stone Creamery.
This year’s Design A Bookmark contest winners are:
Bonita Springs Public Library – Vianey Arellano-Sanchez, Grade 5, Spring Creek
Elementary
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library – Veronica Higgins, Grade 5, St. Andrew
Catholic School
Captiva Memorial Library – Lindsay Rizzo, Grade 3, The Sanibel School
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library – Arlie Lewis, Grade 5, Orangewood
Elementary
East County Regional Library – Julia Reitz, Grade 4, Gateway Elementary
Fort Myers Regional Library – Isabel Pinto, Grade 5, Allen Park Elementary
Johann Fust Community Library – Laney Baker, Grade 4, The Island School
Lakes Regional Library – Rachel Gerson, Grade 3, Heights Elementary
Lee County Bookmobile – Wilber Santiago Ponfile, Grade 4, AFCAAM Reading
Center
North Fort Myers Public Library – Jenna Curls, Grade 4, Hancock Creek
Elementary
Northwest Regional Library – Brooke Medeiros, Grade 5, Christa McAuliffe
Elementary
Pine Island Public Library – Evelyn Castaneda, Grade 3, Pineland Elementary
Riverdale Branch Library – Cristian Gaspar, Grade 5, Orange River Elementary
South County Regional Library – Madelyn Clere, Grade 5, Pinewoods Elementary
Dr. Al Schwartz with his sculpture, The Boy
with Four Ducks
S
anibel sculptor Dr. Al Schwartz is
displaying his work, The Boy with
Four Ducks, at the Sanibel Public
Library through the end of December.
Schwartz has been sculpting for more
than 35 years. He studied at Loveland,
Colorado’s Academy of Fine Arts and at
the Artists’ School in Scottsdale, Arizona,
and learned how to sculpt children studying with Peter Rubino and Rosalind
Cook.
“From the great Philippe Faraut, I
began to see how a portrait sculptor creates lines of emotional expression, such
as joy, fear or depression in his charac-
ters and how the head and face change
with age from childhood to young and
older adulthood,” said Schwartz. “It’s stuff
that’s easy to see, but very hard to create
right.”
He also studied with Margaret
Manship, Walter Hancock and fellow
retired physician Ephraim Friedman.
Schwartz added, “Ephraim had been
sculpting since he was a child, so our
association and friendship over the years
provided reciprocal critiquing and support
for our artwork.”
Schwartz usually sculpts in water-based
clay and casts in bronze, fiber or fiberglass. The Boy with Four Ducks is cast
in bronze-painted fiberglass.
“Previously, I entered my work in
regional, jured art shows, and took several prizes (First Place, Best of Show,
President’s Award, etc.), but I gave that
up so I could sculpt just for the fun of it,”
the artist added. “For me, there is that
personal desire to get it right and get better at what I do. I’m already my harshest
critic. The greatest reward in the world
is that my sculpture makes people smile
now.”
The Sanibel Public Library is also currently displaying works created by the
Sanibel-Captiva Art League as well as
the Victorian shell fine art collection of
Jeffrey Oths. Located at 770 Dunlop
Road, the library is open from 9 a.m. to
8 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays and 9
a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesdays,
Fridays and Saturdays.
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VOL. 22, NO. 21
SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA
NOVEMBER 14, 2014
South Seas Island Resort
Women’s Pro Classic Results
A
fter rain delayed play on Sunday at the South Seas Island Resort, the Singles
Final of the 2014 Women’s Pro Classic $50,000 USTA Pro Circuit Event
got under way Monday morning on Captiva with wild card recipient Edina
Gallovits-Hall taking on Petra Martic in the last event on the 2015 USTA Women’s
Pro Circuit calendar. In just over an hour after taking the court at 9 a.m., GallovitsHall defeated Martic in straight sets 6-2, 6-2 to win the Women’s Pro Classic.
“We were well supported by our sponsors and the local community with more spectators coming out to watch and participate in this year’s Women’s Pro Classic,’ said
Nick Blackwood, tournament director. “As the tournament director of the event, not
only was our attendance up from last year, but I am happy to hear how beneficial it was
for our sponsors to be here, including Sofibella, Mor-Sports and the local Sam’s Club.”
This year’s Women’s Pro Classic is the last stop on the 2014 USTA Pro Circuit
Women’s Calendar and the finale of the 2015 Australian Open Wild Card Challenge
showcasing highly competitive tennis from the game’s emerging and future tennis stars
on the WTA Tour. A new series being put on this year by the USTA Pro Circuit, the
Australian Open Wildcard Challenge, is designed to award the best performing player
during the last three $50,000 USTA Pro Circuit Events in 2014 with a spot in the
Singles Main Draw of the 2015 Australian Open.
With the latest WTA Tour rankings being released this week, Grace Min is now
ranked No. 103 in the world with Irina Falconi ranked No. 114 which means that both
players are approaching the cut-off for direct entry into the Australian Open without
having to win the Australian Open Wild Card Challenge. Following this week’s matches
at the Women’s Pro Classic, Jennifer Brady is still in contention to win the Australian
Open Wild Card Challenge if Min and Falconi receive a direct entry into the 2015
Australian Open Singles Main Draw.
“With this being the first year of the Australian Open Wild Card Challenge put on
by the USTA Pro Circuits, we were thrilled to be the final stop for the women and it
was very exciting to have it come down to the wire and have the result up in the air all
the way until Saturday’s semifinals,” added Blackwood. “We look forward to next year’s
event and again being the final stop on the Australian Open Wild Card Challenge.
This year’s title sponsor for the Women’s Pro Classic is the South Seas Island Resort
Edina Galovits-Hall and Petra Martic
photo by Mauricio Paiz
with co-presenting sponsors Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille and Sofibella Life Style,
who will return as sponsors of the Women’s Pro Classic for the second year in a row.
Additional sponsors include Mor-Sports, a worldwide company involved in the creation,
maintenance and refurbishment of tennis court surfaces, SOLINCO, which specializes
in the development and production of the highest quality and technologically advanced
performance tennis equipment including strings, racquets, grips, apparel and accessories
and CTN-10/WRXY, Southwest Florida’s Christian and Television network. Recently
added local sponsors for this year’s event include Bailey’s Genteral Store, Sam’s Club
and Approach Tennis.
and facility improvements to the preschool.
The school would like to thank the following sponsors for helping make the Beach
Ball possible.
Title sponsor: Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Club
Platinum sponsors: Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank
Gold sponsors: Bank of the Islands, Bay Medical Solutions, Island Homewatch, Inc.,
Law Office of Jason R. Maughan, Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, Tropical Tradesman
General Contracting, Inc.
Silver sponsors: Heizmann family, Kirkland family, Island Therapy Center, Dunn family, Stevens Family Chiropractic, Dan Hahn Custom Builders, Holtz Mahshie DeCosta,
PA, Inquest, Inc., Del Valle family, Mossberg family.
There is still time to reserve a spot to celebrate the school’s 40th year. Tickets are
available at the school by calling 472-4538. Reservations are recommended.
CECI Director Cindy DeCosta and Beach Ball Chairman Ryan Markosky, left, along with students from the preschool, thank the staff of Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille for their sponsorship
Beach Ball Moved To Sundial
T
he Children’s Education Center of the Islands’ (CECI) annual Beach Ball has
been moved from The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club to Sundial Beach Resort &
Spa. The event will still be held on Sunday, November 16 from 5 to 9 p.m.
The Beach Ball is CECI’s largest fundraiser and raises money for student scholarships
CROW’s Taste Of The Islands
Sunday, November 16, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club
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Highlights Of SCCF’s
Wines In The Wild
Attending the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation’s annual Wines In The Wild fundraiser, held at the SCCF Nature Center last Saturday night, from left, Geoff and Robbie
Roepstorff and Tom and Linda Uhler
photos by Jeff Lysiak
SCCF Executive Director Erick Lindblad
welcomes guests to the event
Jack Thomas pours a glass of wine for Luc
Century
From left, Richard Johnson and his daughters, Calli and Bailie, chat with Arlene Dillon
From left, Kristie Anders, Kelly Sloan, Ken Boyce and Laura Shaffer
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Wines In The Wild guests strolled along the Nature Center boardwalk, visiting each winetasting station
Rae Ann Wessel touches the smalltooth sawfish model in the Nature Center’s touch tank
Raffle ticket sellers Kathy Moorey, left, and
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Rotary Club Raises Funds
For Syrian Refugees
T
he Rotary Club of Sanibel-Captiva allocated $1,000 from their Rotary Arts &
Crafts Show proceeds to ShelterBox, a humanitarian relief charity that assists
survivors of disaster and humanitarian crises around the globe. This year’s
donation is directed toward the Syrian crisis, but Rotary has supported ShelterBox
for many years providing disaster relief in such locations as Haiti, Kenya, Sudan,
Myanmar and the Philippines.
ShelterBox provides humanitarian aid – emergency shelter and other supplies, such
as stoves, blankets and water filtration systems, among other tools – to help families
rebuild their lives after losing their homes and possessions following a disaster such as
earthquake, volcano, flood, hurricane, cyclone, tsunami or conflict.
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Members of the Dunes Men’s Golf Association participated in the first event of the season
DWGA members took part in a Welcome Back golf event last week
The Dunes Mens Golf Association
The Dunes Women’s Golf Association
Welcome Back
O
n Thursday, November 6, the
men at The Dunes Golf & Tennis
Club were welcomed back to the
island for their first competition of the
season. The game was 2 Net Better Ball
of 4, and the men arrived in full force
with their game faces on and ready to
play.
The winners were:
1st Place Ed Greenberg
Skip Jewett
Michael Funk
Dave Jones
2nd Place Dan Perkins
David Dyke
Ley Smith
Tom Donovan
3rd Place Bill Hotchkiss
David Jeffrey
Jack Strothman
Bruce Sprinkle
4th Place Mike Richmond
Tom Veratti
Roy Brodersen
Pat McNeilus
The men had tasty lunch in the clubhouse following the match. Beautiful
weather welcomed everyone back and an
exciting day of competition was had by
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On a beautiful warm afternoon, after
many hugs and the renewal of friendships, the ladies hit the links in their usual
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Lifeguard Certification Course
Bank Hosting Thank You Day
A
s Thanksgiving approaches, Bank of the Islands is giving thanks for their
customers and island neighbors. On Friday, November 21, all visitors to
the bank’s Sanibel and Captiva offices will receive a special gift for their
Thanksgiving celebration.
“This is just a small way we can show how grateful we are to be your island bank,”
said Bank of the Islands Sanibel/Captiva office manager Willy Ocasio. “It’s also an
important time to remember those less fortunate, so we hope you will bring a contribution to our Canned Food Drive.”
Donations to the Bank of the Islands Canned Food Drive will be delivered to
Friends In Service Here, the island non-profit best known as FISH of Sanibel-Captiva.
Any non-perishable food items would be welcome additions for the FISH Food Pantry.
“FISH provides much appreciated support and services for our neediest neighbors,”
said Ocasio. “While we accept lobby donations for FISH all year long, it’s our honor to
spearhead this community drive to offer extra help as we enter the holiday season.”
As always the Bank’s freshly baked cookies and coffee will be available for visitors
on that Friday, November 21 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. All islanders are invited to
stop by the Sanibel and Captiva offices.
n American Red Cross Lifeguard Course will be held at the Sanibel
Recreation Center on Friday, November 21 from 3 to 8 p.m., Saturday,
November 22 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, November 23 from
7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Upon completion of this three-day course, participants will
be certified in lifeguarding, first aid as well as adult and pediatric CPR/AED for the
professional rescuer.
The American Red Cross now offers course manuals online. Participants must bring
a printed copy of the lifeguarding manual to all class sessions. For step-by-step instructions for downloading and printing the course manuals, contact the Rec Center.
Course cost is $210 for Rec Center members and $275 for non-members.
Participants must be at least 15 years old to register and able to attend all class sessions. Call the Rec Center for swimming ability prerequisites. Class size is limited; register now!
The City of Sanibel is in the process of hiring lifeguards. individuals completing this
lifeguard certification course who are subsequently hired by the city will be reimbursed
for the cost of the training.
For more information, contact Tasha Maddix, aquatics supervisor, at [email protected] or call the Sanibel Recreation Center at 472-0345.
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Winners Dick Chocol, Rich Rompala, Roger Triftshauser, not shown Bjorn Olsson
Second Place Jim Purviance, Tom Rathbone, Wyane Turner and Rene Lohser
Sanibel Island Golf Club
There was a tie for third place with two teams scoring 56. In a scorecard playoff
beginning on the back nine, Skip Tutor, Jim Mulka, Guy Tober and Dick Waterhouse
were awarded third place. The foursome of Rick Shewring, Chuck Bye, Dave Bugby
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Four Person Best Ball
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O
n Saturday, November 8, the Sanibel Island Golf Club (SIGC) men’s league
played a best net ball event with 80 percent handicap used to determine
final scores. The winners with a commanding low score of 51 were Rich
Rompala, Bjorn Olsson, Roger Triftshauser and Dick Chocol. They not only had
net birdies on almost every hole, they mixed in some net eagles with Olsson and
Rompala chipping in on four holes and Chocol had a net 1 on a par 3. Admiral
Triftshauser contributed his usual steady game.
In second place was the foursome of Tom Rathbone, Wayne Turner, Jim Purviance
and Rene Lohser with a score of 55. It was a real team effort with Captain Rathbone
leading the way. All the team contributed with no bogies and mostly net birdies.
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Exciting Seminars
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Myers Boat Show held in downtown Fort Myers. In addition to the
huge selection of boats and accessories
on display, this year’s event features
an expanded selection of seminars for
on-water enthusiasts to take advantage
of. The show takes place at Harborside
Event Center and City of Fort Myers
Yacht Basin from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday through Saturday and 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Featured this year are two newly
added seminars on spearfishing and diving, and local kayak trails. Jim “Chiefy”
Mathie, author of Catching The Spear-it
and Catching The Bug, will host clinics on spearfishing and lobster catching.
The Great Calusa Blueway’s Paddling
Trail coordinator Mike Hammond will be
discussing the beautiful 190-mile marked
canoe and kayak trail that meanders
through the coastal waters and inland
tributaries of Lee County. Returning
favorites include Fishin’ Frank, along with
several local guides to provide inshore
and offshore fishing tips along with the
ever-popular Fishing Simulator. Captain
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Spring Training Just Three Months
Away, Twins And Red Sox
Announce Schedule Of Games
by Ed Frank
T
he swirling, bitter winds of winter will soon encase Boston
and Minneapolis, but for baseball fans it’s never too early
to think of spring and that’s exactly why the Boston Red
Sox and the Minnesota Twins announced their spring training
schedules a few days ago.
Twins fans will be treated to a multi-million dollar renovation
of Hammond Stadium in the newly-renamed CenturyLink Sports
Complex. The first phase of the project, which included an outfield concourse and concessions, was finished in time for the 2014
spring training.
The second phase to be completed by next spring includes
expanded concourses around the remainder of the stadium, new concessions and restrooms, a multilevel team store, upgraded premium seating, new suites, a press box
renovation, remodeled offices and clubhouse improvements. Hammond Stadium opened
in 1991.
The $48.5-million project also includes major changes to the minor league facilities at
the complex with an additional playing field and a state-of-the-art minor league academy.
Next year will be the third year that the Red Sox will train at JetBlue Park, an
$80-million facility that is considered one of the best in all of baseball.
The Red Sox will have an 18-game Grapefruit League home schedule preceded by
the annual college doubleheader against Northeaster University and Boston College on
March 3.
Boston faithful always applaud the first rite of spring with the ceremonial departure of
the team equipment truck from Fenway Park scheduled for February 12.
Red Sox pitchers and catchers will report here February 20 and the full squad on
February 25.
Twins pitchers and catchers will report February 22 and the rest of the team on
February 27.
Minnesota will announce plans for spring training tickets later this year. The Red Sox,
however, said tickets sales will commence on Saturday, December 6 at 10 a.m. and will
remain at 2014 prices.
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The 33-game schedule features 17 home games at Hammond Stadium, with the
home opener March 5 against Boston at 7:05 p.m. Like Boston, the Twins will play a
college exhibition game the day before against the University of Minnesota at 7:05 p.m.
The March 5 and April 2 games against the Red Sox are 7:05 p.m. night games,
with all other home games starting at 1:05 p.m.
They will play cross-town rival Boston four times at Hammond Stadium (March 5,
April 1, 2 and 4); the American League East Division champion Baltimore Orioles three
times (March 8, 18 and 21); the Pittsburgh Pirates twice, (March 20 and 27); the St.
Louis Cardinals (March 15) and the New York Yankees, (March 31).
Highlights Of Boston’s Spring Training Schedule
The Red Sox 18-game home schedule has the AL East champion Baltimore here on
March 20, the Yankees on March 13 and the Twins five games, (March 7, 18, 26, 30
and April 3.)
The Yankee game is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. as is the April 3 Twins game. All of the
remaining home games have 1:05 p.m. starts.
Boston Complete Home Schedule
March 3 – Northeastern University and Boston College
March 6 – Miami Marlins
March 7 – Minnesota Twins
Mary 10 – Tampa Bay Rays
March 13 – New York Yankees
March 14 – Pittsburgh Pirates
March 16 – New York Mets
March 17 – Atlanta Braves
March 18 – Minnesota Twins
March 20 – Baltimore Orioles
March 22 – Philadelphia Phillies
March 23 – St. Louis Cardinals
March 26 – Minnesota Twins
March 29 – Tampa Bay Rays
March 30 – Minnesota Twins
April 1 – Toronto Blue Jays
April 3—Minnesota Twins
Minnesota Complete Home Schedule
March 4 – University of Minnesota
March 5 – Boston Red Sox
March 8 – Baltimore Orioles
March 11 – Tampa Bay Rays
March 12 – Miami Marlins
March 15 – St. Louis Cardinals
March 18 – Baltimore Orioles
March 20 – Pittsburgh Pirates
March 21 – Baltimore Orioles
March 24 – Toronto Blue Jays
March 25 – Tampa Bay Rays
March 27 – Pittsburgh Pirates
March 28 – Philadelphia Phillies
March 31 – New York Yankees
April 1 – Boston Red Sox
April 2 – Boston Red Sox
April 4 – Boston Red Sox
Everblades Five-Game Win Streak Snapped
The Florida Eveblades hockey team remained atop the Eastern Division of the ECHL
as the week began despite a 3-2 loss last Saturday at Gwinnett that halted the team’s
five-game win streak.
Florida’s season record stood at 6-2-0-1, good for 13 points, one point ahead of
Greenville.
The Everblades play three games in three nights on the road this week, two at South
Carolina and one at Gwinnett. The team returns home to Germain Arena next weekend
hosting Gwinnett on Friday and Saturday nights.
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ISLAND SUN - NOVEMBER 14, 2014
Hunger Walk Set For January 17
Russ Kilgore, Jaime Weisinger, Karen Weiss, Dr. Michael Weiss, Anne Rose and Lois Thome
T
he 2015 WINK News Feeds Families Hunger Walk will be held on Saturday,
January 17, 2015 at Miromar Outlets in Estero. Presented by Garden Street
Iron & Metal, Inc. and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, the walk is the Harry
Chapin Food Bank’s largest fundraiser of the year. The walk supports emergency
food programs that feed children, families, seniors and others in need through the
food bank’s network of 150 partner agencies.
Walk co-chairs Anne Rose of Lee Memorial Health Systems and Dr. Michael
Weiss of Gastroenterology Associates of Southwest Florida have teamed up with Lois
Thome, WINK News anchor and honorary walk chair, to ask the community to help
raise $315,000. The trio announced the goal at a recent kick-off breakfast hosted by
Northern Trust Bank. For each donated dollar, the food bank can provide $6 in food
value to the community. This means the walk could provide $1,890,000 in food by
reaching the goal.
Sponsorships are available, and supporters can form teams to raise money and
participate in the event. Information is available at www.harrychapinfoodbank.org or
by contacting Marta Hodson at 334-7007 ext. 132 or [email protected]
Mom And Me
by Lizzie and Pryce
L
izzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging
concerns from a two-generational
perspective. A mother and daughter
team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health
educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with
chronic illnesses.
Dear Mom & Me,
My husband is obese and I hate it.
When we married in our early 20s, we
were considered a very attractive pair. He
was successful in his very stressful and
demanding job, but ignored his health
and continues to smoke.
Since he retired five years ago, he
just sits on the sofa, drinks beer, smokes
and watches TV and I am fed up. I have
only gained five pounds. I am anxious to
travel, have fun and enjoy myself. I am
embarrassed at his appearance and thinking of divorcing the slob. Do you have
any suggestions?
Tara
Dear Tara,
Your husband has decided how he
wants to live his life and you should have
the same right. It is impossible for anyone
to change another. We can only change
ourselves and sometimes that is impossible.
You must ask yourself, what do I want
and what is best for me? While you are
deciding on a course of action, go on as
many daily and weekly trips as you can.
These are available through art societies, senior centers and college outreach
programs.
Go out and have fun and when your
husband sees you enjoying yourself, he
may decide that maybe it would be better
if he changed his own behavior. You have
tried and done your best to make your
situation better and then you will be in a
better position to make long term plans.
Lizzie
Dear Tara,
I cannot add too much to mom’s comments.
If your husband is unwilling to have
fun with you, go out and create a good
life for yourself. Many women I see have
developed strong support friends with
others in a similar situation and are now
traveling, becoming involved with community affairs, attending seminars and
pursuing other interests.
If your husband wants to retire from
life, that is his decision... but you don’t
have to do it also.
Pryce
Lizzie and Pryce’s email address is
[email protected]
239-472-9999
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10B
ISLAND SUN - NOVEMBER 14, 2014
CHR Joins Sanibel Rec
Center Hall Of Sponsors
T
he Sanibel Recreation Center welcomed Community Housing and Resources,
Inc., 2401 Library Way, as a new sponsor whose sign will adorn the City of
Sanibel Recreation Center’s Hall of Sponsors:
Proceeds from sponsor signs assist on a sliding scale, parents, grandparents and
legal custodians who financially qualify for their children to attend the After School
Program, Fun Days, Holiday and Summer Day Camp at the Sanibel Recreation
Center.
For more information, call Volunteer Sponsor Chairperson Barry Alan Roth at
313-9591 or Recreation Department Director Andrea Miller at 472-0345.
SPORTS QUIZ
1. Entering 2014, when was the last time the Los Angeles Dodgers won an N.L. pennant?
2. Three times in the 1990s, a pitcher led the American League in wins, strikeouts and ERA in
the same season. Name either of the pitchers to do it.
3. In 1999, Wisconsin’s Ron Dayne became the fourth running back to rush for 1,000-plus yards
each of four consecutive seasons. Name the first to do it.
4. Gregg Popovich currently is the longest-tenured coach in the NBA. What year did he take
over the San Antonio Spurs?
5. The Detroit Red Wings have made 23 consecutive NHL playoff appearances. Who was their
coach the last time they didn’t reach the playoffs?
6. Name the first Central American men’s soccer team to win a World Cup game.
7. Who was the last Italian cyclist before Vincenzo Nibali in 2014 to win the Tour de France?
ANSWERS
Members of the Dunes Women’s Golf Association Nifty Niners first outing of the season
The Dunes Women’s Golf Association
Nifty Niners
O
n Thursday, November 6, our
wonderful Nifty Niners ninehole Ladies Association were all
welcomed back to the sunshine and a
great day of fun, with competition followed by a tasty lunch. It was great to
see everyone return to the sunny south
and – “Wow!” – the first match was very
exciting.
1. It was 1988, the last time the Dodgers won the World Series. 2. Roger Clemens (1997, ‘98) and Pedro Martinez
(1999). 3. Pittsburgh’s Tony Dorsett (1973-76). 4. It was 1996. 5. Jacques Demers, in the 1989-90 season. 6. Costa
Rica, in 1990. 7. Marco Pantani, in 1998.
Share your community news with us.
Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299
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Flight 1 winners:
1st – Betsy Cox
2nd – Joan Kelly
3rd – Donna Griesbaum
Flight 2 winners:
1st – Sue Tray
2nd – Judy Yenkole
3rd – Maureen O’Brien
Flight 3 winners:
1st – Nancy Hopkins
2nd – Joan Dyke
3rd – Dorothy Hirschfeld
Highlights for the day included Sue
Tray with a chip-in birdie on #6, followed by another birdie on #8. Maureen
O’Brien also had a chip-in birdie on #4.
Cycling Safety Notes
ALWAYS WEAR A
BICYCLE HELMET
Our Shared Use Paths
intersect with many roads
and driveways; the risk of
a crash is always present.
So let’s be prepared and
always, no matter how
short the trip, wear an
approved bicycle helmet.
Florida law requires
helmet use for children
under sixteen, but adults
should set a good
example and wear a
helmet whenever using
the Paths. Protect your
head!
SANIBEL BICYCLE CLUB
ISLAND SUN - NOVEMBER 14, 2014
11B
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ISLAND SUN - NOVEMBER 14, 2014
Will Power
Spendthrift Trusts
by Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified
Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney; CPA
W
e all know what a spendthrift is – someone who just
can’t hang on to money. If they have $10 in their
pocket, they’ll go out and spend $20.
When creating estate plans, many people who have spent a
lifetime working hard to save and accumulate wealth become concerned about leaving significant sums to a child or other relative
who, for the lack of a better word, is a spendthrift.
Sometimes attorneys will recommend creating a “spendthrift
trust” for these situations. Florida law recognizes the validity of
spendthrift trusts which are created with the view of providing a
fund for the maintenance of a beneficiary, and at the same time
securing it against his own improvidence or incapacity for self protection.
A typical spendthrift provision may read something like this: “Each trust created for
a beneficiary under this Trust Agreement shall be a spendthrift trust to the fullest extent
allowed by law. Prior to the actual receipt of trust property by any beneficiary, no property (income or principal) distributable shall, voluntarily or involuntarily, be subject to
anticipation, pledge or assignment by any beneficiary, or to attachment by or to the interference or control of any creditor or assignee of any beneficiary, or be taken or reached
by any legal or equitable process in satisfaction of any debt or liability of any beneficiary.
Any attempted transfer or encumbrance of any interest in such property by any beneficiary hereunder prior to distribution shall be void”
This means, in layman’s terms, that a beneficiary can’t alienate his or her interest in
the trust. An example of this might be where a beneficiary wishes to purchase an automobile on credit, but is denied. So he or she points to a trust under which he or she is a
beneficiary, and agrees to pledge the assets of the trust as security for the loan. When a
trust contains a spendthrift provision like the one found above, the lender can’t rely on
the assets of the trust for its security interest.
But a spendthrift trust alone does not protect the beneficiary in all cases. In Florida,
a spendthrift provision is unenforceable against a beneficiary’s child, spouse or former
spouse who has a judgment or court order for support or maintenance, and a claim of a
state or federal government. These are commonly known as “exception creditors.”
In Bacardi v. White, the Florida Supreme Court held that disbursements from spendthrift trusts, in certain limited circumstances, may be garnished to enforce court orders
or judgments for alimony before such disbursements reach the debtor-beneficiary. In that
case, a father created a trust for the benefit of his son, who was subject to alimony payments to his former wife. When the son stopped making the alimony payments, his exwife obtained a judgment for the unpaid balance.
To collect her judgments, the ex-wife served a writ of garnishment on the trustee of
the spendthrift trust on the trustee demanding payment from trust funds. The Florida
Supreme Court held that any distributions from the trust could be garnished before they
reached the son in satisfaction of the alimony claim. The court ruled that garnishing a
spendthrift trust should only occur as a last resort – such as when a beneficiary has no
other assets to satisfy the alimony claim.
The Florida Trust Code was amended in 2006 to address this issue. It codified the
Bacardi holding by indicating which creditors could attach to spendthrift trust distributions.
continued on page 23B
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its new owner. More recent upgrades include new furniture and carpeting, granite
counters in bathrooms, plantation shutters throughout, Hunter-Douglas slider shades,
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ISLAND SUN - NOVEMBER 14, 2014
SANIBEL 8-BALL POOL LEAGUE 2014-15
Standings through November 10
Opportunity on Lighthouse Way
690 Birdie View Point
Build your Island dream home on Sanibel
Island Golf course. Walk to beach.
$384,000
Sunset South 9D
Standing
Team Name
Won
Lost
First
Bunt’s Ball Busters
54
26
Second
Sanibel Café
47
33
Third
Sandycappers
44
36
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Fourth
Fresh Legion Crew
37
43
3099 Cussell Dr. (on Pine Island)
Fifth
Island Lifers
32
48
Sixth
Legion Motley Crew
26
54
November 10 Results
Bunt’s Ball Busters
13
Legion Motley Crew
3
Sanibel Café
10
Sandycappers
6
Fresh Legion Crew
9
Island Lifers
7
13B
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Sanibel 8-Ball Pool League
Doane Is Top Shooter In The League
B
unt’s Ball Busters forced the Legion Motley Crew to pull down their skull and
crossbones flag and display a banner hailing Bunt’s 13-3 victory. The win
gave the Ball Busters a 10-game lead after the first quarter of league play.
Rich Ennis and Dave Doane again led the Ball Busters with 4-0 efforts. In addition,
Doane is the league’s top shooter at 85 percent.
In the battle for second place, Sanibel Café came out on top over the Sandycappers
by posting a 10-6 victory. Captain Rich McCurry had a miraculous 4-0 night for the
Café kids. Top scorer for the Sandycappers was Jeff Brown who dispatched Joe
Mason 3-1.
With four wins over Island Lifer Captain Jack Cunningham, Fresh Legion Crew’s
Doc Lubinski led his team to a close 9-7 victory. Gary Murza posted another 4-0 night
for the Lifers.
Sandycappers meets Bunt’s Ball Busters next Monday and need at least the same
effort they produced in their first meeting this season. The Cappers fashioned an 8-8
tie in their initial contest with the Ball Busters. Second place Sanibel Café meets fourth
place Fresh Legion Crew and also needs a top effort to hold their position in the
standings.
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14B
ISLAND SUN - NOVEMBER 14, 2014
The 25th Annual
Jacaranda
Golf Tournament
Red Sox Spring Training Schedule
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Dunes Country Club
949 Sand Castle Rd., Sanibel, FL 33957
1:00 p.m. Tee Off
Four Person Team Scramble
Only one “A” player (7 or less handicap) per 4 man team.
No more than two “B” (8-12 handicap) per 4 man team.
$125 per person Entry Fee Includes:
• Green Fees and Cart
• Drinks and Beer on the Golf Course
• Great Door Prizes
• Gift Certificates for First Three Places
& Last Place Finish
• Cocktail Reception & Dinner at The Jacaranda
following the Tournament
• Dancing and Entertainment
Raffle to benefit
“The First Tee of Lee County”
Your gift goes a long way in helping The First Tee achieve its
mission to impact the lives of young people by providing educational
programs that build character, instill life enhancing values and
promote healthy choices through the game of golf.
ENTRY FORM
JACARANDA GOLF TOURNAMENT
Team Name _______________________________ Handicap for Players:
Player #1 _________________________________ HDCP ______A-0-7
Red Sox spring training schedule for 2015
T
he Boston Red Sox 2015 spring training season begins on February 21 at
JetBlue Park at Fenway South in Lee County. Tickets for the 18 home exhibition games go on sale Saturday, December 6, and will remain at 2014 prices.
Fans can purchase tickets starting at 10 a.m. at JetBlue Park, or by phone at
888-REDSOX6, or at redsox.com. Fans needing ADA accessible seating may call
877-REDSOX9. Hearing impaired fans may call the Red Sox TTY line at 617-2266644.
Pitchers and catchers report on February 20 and will hold their first workouts on
February 21; position players will hold their first workouts on February 25. Workouts
are free and open to the public.
The team opens its exhibition season on Tuesday, March 3, at 1:05 p.m., with a
single admission doubleheader against the Northeastern University Huskies and the
Boston College Eagles.
The Grapefruit League schedule launches on the road at nearby Hammond
Stadium on Thursday, March 5, against their Chairman’s Cup rival, the Minnesota
Twins. The Grapefruit League home opener against the Miami Marlins is set for the
following day at 1:05 p.m. The Red Sox will host Minnesota on Saturday, March 7 at
1:05 p.m., the second of nine contests between the cross-town foes.
The Red Sox will visit their American League East rival New York Yankees on
Wednesday, March 11 in Tampa, and will then host them Friday night, March 13 at
7:05 p.m., one of three night games on the home schedule. Other division matchups
include two games versus the Baltimore Orioles, four against the Tampa Bay Rays and
two against the Toronto Blue Jays.
The club will once again hold an Open House at JetBlue Park on Saturday,
February 28. The free event, open to the public, welcomes fans to walk around the
park and the grounds, while enjoying concessions and entertainment on Fenway South
Drive – a street festival inspired by Yawkey Way in Boston.
The Red Sox’ equipment truck will depart from Fenway Park in Boston on
Thursday, February 12.
The 2015 season is the Red Sox’ fourth at JetBlue Park at Fenway South. Day
games are scheduled to begin at 1:05 p.m. and night games are scheduled to begin at
7:05 p.m.
The Red Sox will permit fans to begin lining up for tickets at JetBlue Park on
Friday, December 5 starting at 6 p.m. No overnight camping will be allowed prior to
December 5.
Player #2 _________________________________ HDCP ______B-8-13
Player #3 _________________________________ HDCP ______C-14-18
Player #4 _________________________________ HDCP ______D-19 & Up
Return Entry Forms & Checks payable to:
Sunday, December 7, 2014
JACARANDA
Tee Off 1:00 p.m.
Attn: Pat or Debbie
1223 Periwinkle Way
Dunes Country Club
Sanibel, FL 33957
$125 per person or first 90 players
Phone: 239-472-1771
$45 per guest for reception and
Fax: 239-472-3814
dinner at the Jacaranda
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ISLAND SUN - NOVEMBER 14, 2014
Sanibel School Math Team
Participates In Competition
15B
BURNS FAMILY TOUR OF SANIBEL HOMES
Monday 11/17 - Friday 11/21 1-4 PM
OPEN MONDAY 11/17 1-4PM
375 EAST GULF DRIVE, SANIBEL
4 BR/3 BA w/separate guest house
$1,589,000
OPEN TUESDAY 11/18 1-4PM
428 BELLA VISTA WAY E., SANIBEL
Math Team from The Sanibel School
T
he Sanibel School math team participated in the Lee County Mathematics
competition at Diplomat Middle School on November 1. Members of the
team include Hunter Borman, Hannah Carroll, Dahlia Dry and Carson Towle.
The team received fourth place out of 17 teams in the Algebra I team competition.
Borman received second place in the Algebra I individual competition.
Other members who participated in the Algebra I individual competition are Julia
Coin, Zachary Farst and Jenna Kjoller.
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OPEN WEDNESDAY 11/19 1-4 PM
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FGCU Currently Accepting
Alumni Award Nominations
F
lorida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) Alumni Association is accepting nominations for its annual Alumni Awards. Deadline for submission is Friday,
January 2.
Since 2004, the FGCU Alumni Association has recognized outstanding alumni
for their professional accomplishments and dedication to their communities and
FGCU.
Alumni are invited to enter nominations into two categories: Alumni of
Distinction and Soaring Eagle. The Alumni of Distinction, the association’s most
prestigious award, recognizes one graduate each year for personal and professional
achievements. The Soaring Eagle Award recognizes recent graduates – one from
each of the five colleges – who have earned undergraduate degrees from FGCU
within the last decade (classes 2005-15) and have excelled in their professions.
Winners will be recognized on Friday, February 20 at 6 p.m. during the Alumni
Award Celebration at FGCU’s Lutgert Hall Courtyard.
This year, Rep. Matthew Caldwell was recognized as the 2014 Alumnus of
Distinction for his long-time commitment to FGCU. A 2004 graduate of the College
of Arts and Sciences, Caldwell is the first alumnus elected to the Florida Legislature
and is serving his second term.
Award nominations must be submitted online at www.fgcu.edu/alumni. Alumni
may nominate themselves or be nominated by someone else.
The Alumni Association is dedicated to engaging graduates in a lifelong allegiance with FGCU and fellow alumni, cultivating opportunities for personal and
professional growth after graduation, celebrating pride in the principles and
achievements of FGCU and its graduates and inspiring individual investment in the
University’s future.
For more information, contact Angela Kunkle, assistant director of alumni programs, at 745-4343 or [email protected]
Forum on
Education
B
ecome informed on the issues
facing our children and their
teachers as they strive to achieve
the American dream for public education. Charter schools, vouchers, equitable
financing across the district, Common
Core and testing are just some of the topics to be covered.
Two experienced Lee County educators
will present at the Wednesday, November
19 program: Cathleen Morgan, M.Ed.,
current school board chair of District 3
and Dr. Jane Kuckel, former assistant
superintendent of Lee County Schools
and school board member from 2000 to
2012, often referred to as the “voice of
reason” on the board.
This program begins with registration
at 11:30 a.m., luncheon served at noon at
The Sundial Resort located on Middle Gulf
Drive on Sanibel. Cost is $25 which can
be paid at the door. Make your reservation
by emailing Ellen O’Neill at [email protected]
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Insurance Tip
Importance Of
Communication
by Angela
Larson Roehl
B
eing an insurance agent
is very challenging at times
when it comes to
developing client
relationships and
making sure that
all their assets are
covered, especially
when clients might have more than one
insurance agent.
However, clients need to understand
the importance of notifying their insurance agent on important matters that
could even be private issues that the client
would prefer not to disclose. Your insurance agent should know a lot about who
you are and what you own, so they can
make sure that you’re properly covered.
I would even say your insurance agent
is as important as your banker, investment broker or your personal legal advisor. Why do I think this? Because an
insurance agent is there to make sure that
your assets are covered in case of a loss.
And if you leave your insurance agent out
of the loop, you could be opening yourself up to potential losses that would not
be covered and – even worse – could risk
your financial future.
Insurance is the transfer of risk and if
you don’t notify your agent or carrier of
newly acquired property or exposures,
then you have not transferred the risk
from yourself to the carrier.
If you have insurance agents in different states then you should make sure that
each of the agents are aware of the other
agent, especially if you have an Umbrella
policy. If you have an Umbrella policy
and acquire property, say, here in Florida,
then you need to make sure you contact
the insurance agent who insures your
Umbrella so they can add the additional
property on your Umbrella policy and
then coordinate the required underlying
limit of liability coverage with the Florida
insurance agent.
Communication is a must, so if you
haven’t spoken to your agent(s) lately…
maybe it’s time you did!
Angela Larson Roehl is a local
Sanibel-Captiva insurance agent with
over 20 years of insurance experience.
She can be reached at [email protected]
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deaRPharmacist
How Spices Work
Like Medicine
by Suzy Cohen, RPh
D
ear
Readers:
I’m one
of those cooks that
combines whatever
I find in the fridge
or pantry without a
plan. I’ll throw spices
and foods together
like a mad scientist,
kind of how I did
in Organic Chemistry in 1987 (hoping
I wouldn’t blow up the lab). Recently, I
went to my first cooking class, Secrets of
Indian Cuisine at Sur La Table.
Focusing was difficult, since I was
distracted by the incredible aroma of the
garlic, onion and seasonings which were
simmering in the pot. Our chef taught us
how to create the most amazing Chicken
Tikka Masala I’ve ever tasted. In between
bites and moans, I asked why his tasted
so much better than the restaurant version. He said, “The secret is the spice
you use.” He did not use the powdered
spices you get from a regular grocery
store. His were fresh and he turned both
the cumin and coriander seeds into powder using a little electric coffee grinder.
Our eyes widened as he passed
around his freshly ground spice with the
same store-bought version. The color was
completely different. One whiff and his
point was made. I decided it’s worth the
extra five minutes to use spices his way.
Indian spices are some of the healthiest
on the planet and can act as an aphrodisiac, antibacterial, immune booster,
respiratory aid and digestive tonic. I recommend these:
Garam masala – This is not one spice,
it’s a blend which differs regionally. It usually contains cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves,
peppercorns, turmeric and mace (not the
kind of mace you spray in a mugger’s
face; this “mace” is a waxy red coating
off a nutmeg seed). Garam masala can
help you with digestion and respiratory
conditions.
Curry – This contains a blend of
spices, including turmeric known for its
anti-cancer benefits and ability to reduce
inflammation. Curry blends may cause
diarrhea in sensitive people. In case you
have ever experienced an Indian food
reaction, curry is the “laxative.”
Coriander – It’s from the seeds of the
cilantro plant but it tastes nothing like
cilantro. Lightly toast them to extract
more flavor. This spice reduces insulin
and blood sugar and one study suggests it
binds heavy metals such as lead.
Green cardamom seed – During cooking class, I gently popped open the seeds
in a mortar and pestle by tapping them,
and then simmered both the seeds and
outer shells in oil. Cardamom is rich in
minerals, especially potassium so it’s
medicinal action on the body is to reduce
blood pressure and control blood clot
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Sanibel Captiva Trust Company
Current Market Outlook
by Richard E. Pyle, CFA
W
ith the fall season already upon us, investors’ thoughts
are filled with memories of the winter, spring and summer stock market rallies to new highs and predictions
for the remainder of the year. Forward-looking asset managers
are even beginning to factor in what may lie ahead for 2015.
As we reviewed our previous commentaries, we are at pains to
find anything really new and different to say about our Current
Outlook. We continue to see signs of a domestic economy that
is chugging along at a 2 to 3 percent annual growth rate. The
Consumer Price Index depicts a rate of annual inflation that
is comfortably below the Federal Reserve Board’s 2 percent
target level. Interest rates continue to remain historically low across all maturity
choices. Corporate profits continue to grow at a sustainable pace of 5 to 10 percent annually. In short, all of the domestic data points we observe appear to signal
more “Goldilocks” to come (neither too hot nor too cold).
Internationally, however, there is more concern about each of the above-mentioned
data points. Economic growth in the Euro-Zone continues to be hard to come by.
Recently, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
reduced its growth rate forecast for Europe. One potential trouble spot we see is the
effect of the economic sanctions put in place by the United States and European
Union (EU) targeting Russia’s involvement with Ukraine. The EU conducts a large portion of its cross-border trade with Russia, so sanctions could slow the Euro-Zone recovery rate. The European Central Bank has responded by cutting interest rates further.
Likewise, we are monitoring China, whose growth rate also appears to be slowing,
and whose authorities have responded by loosening monetary policy.
All of these factors have put downward pressure on world-wide interest rates at a
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time that the Fed is gradually removing the monetary stimulus that has been in place
for six years. We may be witnessing, for the first time in a long while, economic and
monetary policy divergence on a world-wide scale. This may cause disruptions in
the pattern of world trade, as trading partners experience varying rates of economic
growth and thereby attempt to manipulate currency values. This variance may explain
this year’s differences in equity and bond-market returns across different geographic
areas. Thus, the five-year bull market in world-wide equity markets may morph into
more of a “stock-picker’s” or “country-picker’s” market.
We expect to see the Fed raise interest rates for the first time in eight years next
March or June, depending on the data. We do not know exactly what the reaction
of trading markets will be to a rate increase. Because the central bank has been completely transparent with their monetary policy under Ben Bernanke, and now Janet
Yellen, we do not expect any out-sized change in asset valuations. We also expect
2015 to show economic growth above 2014 and continued mid-to-high single-digit
growth in corporate profits. Inflation should not be a major issue next year, either, due
to the impact of sluggish world-wide economic growth.
Despite a tighter monetary policy, we do not expect much change in longer-term
interest rates. This implies a flattening of the interest yield curve (short-term interest
rates rising, but long-term rates staying stable) which will help control the growth rate
of the economy and inflation. However, if the yield curve does not flatten, even a little,
it will imply that world-wide growth and inflation remains stubbornly subdued.
DEP Provides More Than $750,000 To
Lee County For Wastewater Projects
A
$761,250 grant from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection
allows Lee County to expand sanitary sewer service along Alico Road.
Completion of this project will allow progress to continue on three major
additions to Research and Enterprise Diamond – an innovation center designed to
promote industrial, commercial and research development in the county.
By providing a central sanitary sewer service in the area, the project eliminates
the need for on-site wastewater systems such as sanitary sewer package plants. This
will allow for the construction of at least three large-scale developments within the
Research and Enterprise Diamond, including the FGCU Emergent Technologies
Institute, CenterPlace and Premier Airport Park.
“Making sure wastewater upgrades are accomplished in conjunction with these
major projects is a cost-effective way to protect Florida’s environment while also benefiting Lee County’s economy,” DEP Secretary Herschel T. Vinyard Jr. said. “DEP
supports the county’s investment into eliminating a possible negative impact on the
environment as this project moves toward completion.”
DEP’s funding is being matched by Lee County Utilities through user fees and
wastewater connection fees, generating a total of $1,522,500 in funding for the
wastewater expansion project.
Construction on the sanitary sewer service lines is expected to begin in 2015.
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providing shelter, warmth and dignity to
disaster survivors affected by the Syrian
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Those interested in supporting
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From page 5B
Thank You Day
To learn more about the work of
Friends in Service Here and how you can
help, visit www.fishofsanibel.com or call
472-0404.
Bank of the Islands’ Sanibel office is
located at 1699 Periwinkle Way, at the
corner of Casa Ybel Road. The Captiva
office is at 14812 Captiva Drive, next to
the Captiva Post Office.
ISLAND SUN - NOVEMBER 14, 2014
Dr. Stephen Brown Joins CHR Board
Richard Johnson, left, points out recent CHR rental property improvements to new board
member Dr. Stephen Brown
photo by CHR
C
ommunity Housing and Resources, Inc. (CHR) announced the addition of
Dr. Stephen Brown to its board of directors. Dr. Brown is well-known on the
island of Sanibel, actively serving the community through local government,
business and nonprofit volunteerism.
“I wanted to be on the board because I value diversity on the island,” said Dr.
Brown. “CHR creates diversity by providing affordable housing for our full-time
island workers – they can live right where they work. It’s a win-win for them and for
Sanibel.”
25 Years Experience
Glenn Carretta’s
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Richard Johnson, CHR’s board president, especially appreciates Brown’s historical
relationship with CHR.
“As a member of city council, Dr. Brown voted in favor of establishing our current
relationship with the City of Sanibel,” Johnson said. “He now returns to our organization not only as supporter but as a director.”
Dr. Brown and his wife, Lena, have been residents of Sanibel since 1994. He was
elected to the Sanibel City Council in 1998 and served for almost nine years, having
been mayor for one year and a city liaison for CHR for two years. During his time on
Sanibel, Brown has also been president of The Schoolhouse Theater and of CROW,
a board member of The Community House, the Charitable Foundation of the Islands
and of the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, and a member of the Sanibel-Captiva
Kiwanis Club. In 2008, Brown was elected to the Lee Memorial Hospital board of
directors and was re-elected in 2012.
Brown’s membership on CHRs board comes at a time of increasing community
interest as the island nonprofit becomes more public about its work.
“The addition of Dr. Steve Brown to our Board of Directors sends a clear message
to our community,” Johnson added. “Community Housing and Resources is a valued
organization with a clear mission. We welcome his support and the knowledge that he
brings to our dedicated board of directors.”
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ISLAND SUN - NOVEMBER 14, 2014
Eden Energy Medicine
Wrinkles Between
Eyes – Irritable
Or Worried?
by Karen L.
Semmelman,
Certified EEM,
JD, AAML (03-12)
B
eginning
to feel that
wrinkles
can shift? Gazing
into my mirror, I
do already notice
a slight reduction
in my liver lines –
yeah! Remember
that each wrinkle shows where energy is
stuck and trauma has not been released
from the system.
Observe in the image the deep lines
between the eyes. These wrinkles are
associated with the liver, reflecting one
who is frustrated, irritable or annoyed,
which has likely been unexpressed for
many years, perhaps even beginning in
utero. If these same lines extend further
into the forehead (see image), they are
reflective of deep worry, which will be
indicative of energy imbalances in the
pancreas or perhaps the spleen. Bags
under the eyes are directly connected to
kidney health, with the emotion of fear,
futility or a sense of hopelessness.
These wrinkles are wonderful wake
up calls to get the underlying emotion
“unstuck,” enabling the energy to flow
and thus reverse the wrinkles. How?
Feel what you really feel, express what
you really feel, be yourself and not what
someone else desires – change your habits and patterns.
Do Meridian Facial Massage (last
week’s column). Additionally for each
organ effected, rub the associated neurolymphatic points and trace or flush
the meridian, as described in previous
columns or refer to the Energy Medicine
book. For example, look at the Expel the
Venom exercise for liver or the spleen
thump for worry or the K27 thump for
liver while experiencing the emotion
associated with the organ. There are
many options to address the underlying
emotion. These tools are at our own
fingertips to self-empower own healing
journey.
Have fun with your energy. Next
week’s topic is Shift Wrinkles of Sadness,
Sorrow & Grief.
If you have a question, email Karen
Semmelman at [email protected]
gmail.com. Learn more at www.semmelmanenergy.com. EEM does not
diagnose or cure illness, but working
with subtle energies of the body has
been shown to help many conditions.
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Lecture Series On
Food & The Brain
ISLAND SUN BUSINESS
NEWSMAKERS
The Walters Group
Top List And
Sales Agents
Dr. Nasser Razack
L
ee Memorial Health System
announced a new lecture series
about illnesses and conditions that
affect your brain. Find out how our neuroendovascular team uses sophisticated
technology to treat the delicate areas
inside the brain without opening the
skull.
The next topic in the series is Food
& The Brain, to be held on Saturday,
November 15 at 11 a.m. in the New
J
ohn Naumann & Associates
announced their top associates for
the month of October. The top listing team was The Walters Group and
the top listing agent was John Stephens.
Also, the top sales team was the
Berning-Colter Team and the top sales
agent was Denise Montplaisir.
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Youngquist Family Donates $14,000
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other families will continue to benefit from the activities provided to them through the
parent support group.”
For more information on the NICU Parent Support Group, contact Linda Kelly,
Senior Director of Development at Lee Memorial Health System Foundation, at 3436064 or [email protected]
Medical Equipment Loans
C
Those taking part in the recent check presentation are, from left, Dr. William Liu, medical director, NICU; Marietjie Van der Hyde, director, NICU; Susan Ryckman, vice president, Golisano Children’s Hospital; Lisa Dorcey, Golisano Children’s Hospital; Harvey
Youngquist, Jr., Youngquist Family Foundation; Chrisy Reynolds, NICU and Mary Beth
Gardner, Golisano Children’s Hospital
T
he Youngquist Family Foundation recently presented a check for $14,000 to
Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida to help families taking part
in the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Parent Support Group.
Funds were raised though a community golf tournament held at Old Corkscrew Golf
Club in Estero and sponsored by the Youngquist Family Foundation.
The parent support group helps parents deal with what very well may be the most
difficult and overwhelming experience they will ever face with their children. The group
provides emotional support and other tools necessary to help parents who must literally stand by and watch as their young sons or daughters fight for their lives. The group
gives parents the chance to connect and talk with others who are dealing with, or who
have successfully dealt with, the challenges they face on a daily basis.
Harvey Youngquist, Jr., speaking on behalf of the Youngquist Family Foundation,
remarked, “Our first child spent over a month here in the NICU and I did not have the
benefit of sharing with other families as we went through the frightening experience
of watching him struggle to survive. When we heard about the NICU Parent Support
Group and their needs, we decided to help in any way we could. This gift is just a
small gesture of gratitude for what the nurses and doctors did for our son. Hopefully,
omplimentary medical equipment loans is one of the many services offered
by FISH of Sanibel-Captiva, Inc. Islanders and island visitors alike may borrow equipment temporarily, on a first come first serve basis.
Those needing medical equipment should call the FISH answering service at 4720404. An equipment volunteer will return your call, confirm your request and arrange
to meet at Sanibel City Hall, where the FISH equipment check out room is located. In
certain instances, a FISH volunteer may be able to deliver the requested equipment. All
equipment is to be returned only to the Sanibel Fire and Rescue District Station #1,
located at 2351 Palm Ridge Road. No appointment is necessary to return equipment.
For many years, the Sanibel Fire and Rescue District has graciously accepted and
stored equipment returns, keeping them until FISH volunteers could clean and transfer
them to their city hall pickup location.
Superior Interiors
Get In The Spirit
by Marcia Feeney
T
he holidays
are just
around the
corner and if you’re
looking for ways to
decorate beyond
the traditional trappings, then here
are a few great
ideas for your consideration:
Consider Your lighting
Is your family one that does Thanksgiving in a big way? Then you may want
to consider making some changes to traditional accent lamps with white or cream
colored shades. Perhaps a lampshade
style in one of today’s rich harvest hues
would be the perfect “new” accent. Rich
gold shades, for instance, will cast a beautiful warm glow throughout any room.
On the other hand, if you enjoy going
all out for Christmas, you might want to
exchange your current lampshades for
ones with red or green shades. This kind
of lighting design can be particularly appropriate in a room already decked out in
a red and green color scheme.
Beautiful Tabletops
Today, fresh is in. So why not consider decorating your holiday table with a
beautiful fresh flower arrangement? Even
floating a few carefully chosen flowers in
a beautiful ceramic or fine art glass bowl
would definitely help your tabletop take
center stage.
At Thanksgiving time, a beautifully designed bowl might be carefully filled with
nature’s bounty of squash, gourds and
miniature pumpkins. Or you could even
take a more decorative approach and fill
your centerpiece bowl with seed-studded
balls in a variety of colors. And at Christmas time, this same bowl could then be
filled with glass balls mixed with gold
and silver leafed fruit, and even foods
that reflect the shades of the season, like
artichokes and pomegranates.
To complete your table settings, take
a cue from the objects you’ve used to fill
your decorative bowl to designate each
place setting. If, for instance, miniature
pumpkins are a part of your Thanksgiving mix, give each guest his or her own.
Carve out the centers and use them as
mini-vases for appropriately scaled flowers. Or make openings large enough to
accommodate votive candles. The same
concept works equally well with artichokes for Christmas settings. You might
even feature seasonally-themed stationery
as place cards, finishing each one with a
keepsake stickpin.
Glowing Candles
If one pair of candlesticks on your
fireplace mantle is good, then a collection is even better. If you collect crystal,
for example, pull together a grouping in
all shapes and sizes, old and new. Add
candles of varying heights and you’re
ready to set a romantic holiday mood in
any room.
And, as the seasons change, simply
change the color of your candles. Don’t
be afraid to mix and match the style of
your candlesticks either. An eclectic collection invariably says something about
your personal style – something that’s
sure to make any holiday decorating
scheme more memorable.
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on Sanibel/Captiva Islands. She can be
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Lee Memorial
Receives Award
Kim Samuelson with the KidCare
Trendsetter Award
L
ee Memorial Health System was
recently awarded the Florida
KidCare Trendsetter Award during the Statewide Florida Healthy Kids
Corporation Conference, and is proud
to be the only one in the state to receive
this recognition. The health system was
acknowledged for its commitment to
assisting uninsured children and families
in Florida.
“We are honored to receive this
award,” said Kim Samuelson, KidCare
supervisor for Lee Memorial Health
System. “This program has been so successful that it has expanded to provide
application assistance to families at all of
our hospitals. We want families to have
what they need to keep their children
healthy.”
For families struggling to get affordable health care for their children, Florida
KidCare is an easy option.
The program is available to families
in all income brackets, as long as they
do not currently have insurance. It covers children ages birth to 18 throughout
the state. The program covers everything
from routine physician visits to shots,
surgery, prescriptions, emergencies and
mental health.
“We are amazed at the development
and growth of Lee Memorial Health
System’s application assistance program.
The success of helping their community’s
families is inspirational and should be
replicated,” said Dwanna Hill, the Florida
KidCare Outreach Manager, who presented the award. “Thank you for raising the
bar and inspiring us to reach toward it.”
Samuelson has been instrumental
with growing the program in Southwest
Florida. She helps with the application
process and works with families to determine what their monthly cost for the program is, based on their income and family size. All American citizens, as well as
documented residents of other countries,
may apply for the program. After families
have provided the necessary information,
the process takes about four to six weeks
to become active.
For more information on the Florida
KidCare program, visit www.floridakidcare.org or call Kim Samuelson at 3435821.
From page 20
Lecture Series On
Food & The Brain
Café Room at Cape Coral Hospital, 636
Del Prado Blvd. in Cape Coral.
Have you ever heard the expression,
“You are what you eat”? This expression
applies more to the brain than any other
organ in the body. This lecture explains
why the brain is such a unique organ in
the body and how certain foods we eat
can harm it, while other foods not only
protect it, but can also prevent conditions
like stroke and Alzheimer’s disease.
Nasser Razack, M.D., is a neurointerventional radiologist, specializing in
advanced minimally invasive brain procedures to treat aneurysms, strokes, tumors,
vascular abnormalities and malformations.
Seating is limited and reservations are
requested. Call 454-8725 for more information.
School Smart
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ear
Shelley,
My son
is a sixth grade student who has just
been put on an IEP
due to his learning
disabilities. We are
learning how to
handle this situation
and I don’t want everyone to know about
it or for his teachers to talk about him
with others. How can I handle this?
Roxanne F., Cape Coral
Roxanne,
There are state and federal rules
about confidentiality for a student with
an IEP, Individualized Education Plan.
Confidentiality is required from the faculty
and staff, however, your child’s teachers
must have a copy of your son’s IEP in
order to understand your son’s educational needs and the various accommodations
and services that have been identified as
important for him.
Most kids with disabilities receive part
or most of their instruction in general
education classes taught by regular education teachers. In the past, many regular
education teachers did not know that children were receiving special education services. As you can imagine, this often led
to some confusion and problems. These
problems are often worse at the middle
school and high school levels, because
schools are larger and intra school communication may be less effective.
From page 16B
How Spices Work
Like Medicine
formation. Chewing the seeds helps with
bad breath.
Cumin seed – This is rich in iron,
in case you have anemia. Cumin is the
seed of a small parsley plant. It helps you
secrete bile acids and pancreatic enzymes
and that helps you break down your food.
It also has anti-diabetic actions like the
sulfonylurea medicines.
At my website – suzycohen.com –
there’s a longer version of this article, as
well as the mouth-watering recipe.
This information is not intended
to treat, cure or diagnose your condition. Suzy Cohen is the author of The
24-Hour Pharmacist and is a registered
pharmacist. To contact her, visit www.
SuzyCohen.com.
To advertise in the
Island Sun
Call 395-1213
The reauthorized IDEA (Individual with
Disabilities Education Act) changed the
IEP process. Now, at least one regular
education teacher of the child must attend
IEP meetings. However, this doesn’t
mean the child’s IEP is public knowledge.
Most teachers are very sensitive to the
confidentiality required with an IEP.
You may want to meet with your
son’s case manager at school to discuss
your concerns about confidentiality.
Most schools have a plan on how best to
insure that any communication in regard
to Special Education issues is kept confidential.
You may also want to familiarize yourself with FERPA, The Family Educational
Rights and Privacy Act. It is a federal
law that protects the privacy of student
education records. This law applies to all
schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of
Education.
FERPA gives parents certain rights
with respect to their children’s education
records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of
18 or attends a school beyond the high
school level. More information on FERPA
can be found www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/
guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html.
Shelley Greggs is adjunct faculty at
Florida SouthWestern State College,
where she teaches psychology and
education courses. She is also a nationally certified school psychologist and
consultant for School Consultation
Services, a private educational consulting company. Questions for publication
may be addressed to [email protected]
com. Not all questions submitted can
be addressed through this publication.
ISLAND SUN - NOVEMBER 14, 2014
Got A Problem?
Dr. Connie Is In
by Constance
Clancy
Q: Can you
explain ways that
stress can lead to
disease?
A: While there
are many ways
that stress can contribute to disease,
there seems to be a
causal link. This link was identified by the
work of the late Candice Pert and others, who showed that the immune system
becomes suppressed when the emotions
of anger and fear linger in the conscious
mind too long. Further research by
Norman Cousins proved that positive
emotions such as joy, happiness, optimism and feelings associated with humor
actually elevate various neuropeptides that
enhance the immune system.
Guilt, anger, fear and envy are just a
few of the ways that unresolved issues
linger in mind-body-spirit energy patterns,
causing disruptions that can ultimately
lead to disease.
Today, the link between stress and
disease is ultimately a strong one and is
clearly established in the medical literature
which shows that stress can influence the
development of everything from the com-
mon cold to cancer.
Constance Clancy-Fisher, EdD is
a licensed mental health therapist,
hypnotherapist, author and holistic
stress management instructor. She can
be reached at [email protected]
gmail.com.
From page 6B
Boat Show
Seminars
“This year’s seminars will be held in
the beautiful City Pier Building overlooking the water, and will provide many
tips and techniques from local fishing,
paddling and diving experts,” said John
Good, event manager.
As always, there will be a large selection of boats, accessories and activities,
all situated around the downtown River
Basin, City Pier Building and Harborside
Event Center.
The exhibit will showcase even more
boats, both in and out of water, highlighting new models and innovative features.
Food and beverages will be available
inside the event as well as at several
downtown restaurants.
Admission is $10 per person, per day
and free for children under 16 with a paid
adult admission. Tickets can be purchased
at the door. For more information, visit
http://goboatingflorida.com/42nd-annual-fort-myers-boat-show-4.
23B
Aquaritis Water Exercise Class
A
quaritis, designed specifically for people with arthritis and other related diseases, is now being offered at the Sanibel Recreation Center on Thursdays
from noon to 1 p.m.
Aquaritis participants can work to improve their joint flexibility and reduce their
pain and stiffness while supported by the water’s buoyancy and resistance. This program appeals to a wide spectrum of ages and fitness levels. There is no additional
fee for this class as it is included with membership.
Call 472-0345 for more information. The Sanibel Recreation Center is located
at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road.
From page 12B
Spendthrift Trusts
Here’s where it gets interesting. The statutes distinguished between spendthrift
trusts and discretionary trusts. In contrast to a spendthrift trust, a discretionary trust
gives a trustee discretion whether to make distributions to a beneficiary at all. The
distributions are usually governed by a “health, education, maintenance and support” standard.
Under the 2006 Florida Trust Code statutes, therefore, a creditor cannot compel
a distribution that is subject to the trustee’s discretion or attach or otherwise reach
the interest, if any, which the beneficiary might have as a result of the trustee’s
authority to make discretionary distributions to or for the benefit of a beneficiary.
Attorneys have differing opinions as to whether the 2006 Florida statutory
changes were intended to thwart an exception creditor from attaching to discretionary trust distributions, using the Bacardi rationale. Clearly, however, when a client
and his or her attorney are attempting to protect trust assets from a beneficiary’s
creditors, a spendthrift provision is not enough, as the trustee should have discretionary powers to make or not to make distributions to that beneficiary.
As this plays out in our court system, I’ll try and keep you posted. In the meantime, if one of your beneficiaries may have judgment creditors including ex-spouses
(alimony) and children (child support), the provisions of the trust should be examined
to ensure that the trustee of the trust has discretion not to make distributions as circumstances warrant.
©2014 Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at www.sbshlaw.com.
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L
ee Memorial Health System received two major statewide recognitions: one
for Leadership in Quality and Patient Safety and the other for Best Hospital
Workplace as part of the Florida Hospital Association (FHA) Celebration of
Service Awards. Florida caregivers and hospitals were recognized during the FHA
annual meeting. The awards celebrate a notable trustee and caregiver, as well as
innovation in the areas of patient safety, employee and community engagement.
“Patient safety is our number one core value as led by the elected board of
LMHS. Chief Medical Officer Chuck Krivenko, physician leaders, employees and
volunteers have all rallied together to transform quality and safety into a system-wide
culture,” said Jim Nathan, president of Lee Memorial Health System. “Additionally,
Lee Memorial Health System is fortunate to attract, optimize and retain top talent.
The link between employee engagement and the patient experience of quality and
safety has been well researched. We believe the health system’s culture is the foundation for this linkage.”
The Leadership in Quality & Patient Safety Award recognizes the success of
establishing safety behaviors and error prevention as daily habits. Dr. Krivenko has
initiated several practices, such as SafeLee, which keep safety foremost throughout
Lee Memorial Health System by encouraging transparent reporting and standardized
safety programs aimed at achieving zero patient-safety errors.
Lee Memorial Health System won for its safety coach program. More than 600
SafeLee Safety Coaches are in place to assure the health system’s safety behaviors
and error prevention tools become a daily habit. The safety coaches are instrumental in identifying issues that put patients at risk. Their duties include reinforcing safe
behaviors and providing corrective feedback when needed and assisting teammates
in identifying and removing safety barriers. They are communicators, observers, role
models, educators, storytellers and partners.
Lee Memorial Health System was also recognized as Best Hospital Workplace
(over 150 beds) for working to create a strong culture of quality, safety and patient
experience by engaging employees in culture changing activities including coaching
and communication skills training. As a progressive, fully integrated healthcare delivery system with more than 11,000 employees, 4,500 volunteers and auxilians and
1,300 physicians on staff, the foundation for this achievement is the alignment of its
culture, leadership and workforce strategies.
“We are proud to recognize Florida caregivers and hospitals for their commitment to provide the highest quality care to our patients and communities,” said
FHA President Bruce Rueben. “This awards program highlights several examples of
the excellent work happening throughout our state.”
Our email address is [email protected]
24B
ISLAND SUN - NOVEMBER 14, 2014
My Stars ★ ★ ★ ★
FOR WEEK OF NOVEMBER 17, 2014
ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A longsought workplace change could be happening
soon. Consider reworking your ideas and preparing a presentation just in case. A personal
relationship takes a new turn.
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your
persuasiveness doesn’t really start to kick in
until midweek. By then, you can count on
having more supporters in your camp, including some you doubted would ever join you.
GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your workload is still high, but -- good news! -- you
should start to see daylight by the week’s
end. Reserve the weekend for fun and games
with friends and loved ones. You deserve it.
CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Regardless
of how frustrating things are, keep that
“Crab” under control. A cutting comment you
might think is apt right now will leave others
hurting for a long time to come.
LEO (July 23 to August 22) Be more
sensitive to the emotions of loved ones who
might feel left out while you’re stalking that
new opportunity. Be sure to make it up to
them this weekend. A nice surprise could be
waiting.
VIRGO (August 23 to September 22)
The gregarious Virgo rarely has a problem
making new friends. But repairing frayed
relationships doesn’t come easily. Still, if it’s
what you want to do, you’ll find a way. Good
luck.
LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A
misunderstanding with a partner or spouse
needs to be worked out before it turns into
something really nasty. Forget about your
pride for now and make that first healing
move.
SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21)
Communication dominates the week. Work
out any misunderstandings with co-workers.
Also get back in touch with old friends and
those family members you rarely see.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to
December 21) As busy as your week is, make
time for someone who feels shut out of your
life. Your act of kindness could later prove
to be more significant than you might have
realized.
CAPRICORN (December 22 to January
19) Congratulations. Your busy workweek
leads to some very satisfying results. Sports
and sporting events are high on your weekend activities aspect. Enjoy them with family
and friends.
AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18)
Your generosity of spirit reaches out once
again to someone who needs reassurance.
There might be problems, but keeping that
line of communication open eventually pays
off.
PISCES (February 19 to March 20) You
are among the truth-seekers in the universe,
so don’t be surprised to find yourself caught
up in a new pursuit of facts to counter what
you believe is an insidious exercise in lying.
BORN THIS WEEK: You believe in
loyalty and in keeping secrets. All things considered, you would probably make a perfect
secret agent.
THIS WEEK IN HISTORY
• On Nov. 19, 1863, President Abraham
Lincoln delivers what will become one of the
most famous speeches in American history
at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Using just 272
words, Lincoln articulated the meaning of the
Civil War for a public that had grown weary
of the conflict.
• On Nov. 23, 1876, William Marcy
“Boss” Tweed, leader of New York City’s
corrupt Tammany Hall political organization,
is delivered to authorities in New York City
after his capture in Spain. He had formed the
“Tweed Ring,” which bought votes, encour-
aged judicial corruption and extracted millions of dollars from city contracts.
• On Nov. 18, 1883, American and
Canadian railroads begin using four continental time zones to end the confusion of dealing
with thousands of local times. It was not until
1918 that Congress adopted the railroad time
zones.
• On Nov. 22, 1916, Jack London, who
chronicled the last Wild West frontier of
Alaska, dies in California. London only spent
a brief time in the Klondike, but returned
with a trove of tales. He produced over 50
volumes of short stories and novels, including “The Call of the Wild,” about a domestic
dog who joins an Alaskan wolf pack.
• On Nov. 20, 1947, Princess Elizabeth
marries her distant cousin, Philip
Mountbatten, former prince of Greece and
Denmark who renounced his titles to marry
the English princess. Mountbatten was made
the duke of Edinburgh.
• On Nov. 17, 1972, socialite Barbara
Baekeland is stabbed to death by her son,
Antony, in London. When police arrived,
Antony was calmly placing a telephone order
for Chinese food. Antony was institutionalized until a bureaucratic mistake resulted in
his release in 1980. He then moved to New
York City, where he stabbed his grandmother.
• On Nov. 21, 1986, National Security
Council staff member Oliver North and
his secretary, Fawn Hall, begin shredding
documents that would have exposed their
participation in a range of illegal activities.
North was fired, but Hall continued to sneak
documents to him by stuffing them in her
skirt and boots.
STRANGE BUT TRUE
• It was noted American architect Frank
Lloyd Wright who made the following sage
observation: “The truth is more important
than the facts.”
• You might be surprised to learn that the
Ford Mustang, an icon of American automobiles, was originally named the Torino.
• If you live in Arkansas, you can reflect
on the fact that your state is home to the only
diamond mine in North America.
• Popular Science magazine once dipped
its toes into predictions -- and got it all
wrong. In 1898, it published an article stating, “The energy necessary to propel [an airplane] would be many times greater than that
required to drive a train of cars at the same
speed; hence as a means of rapid transit, flying could not begin to compete with the railroad.” The magazine can be forgiven its lack
of foresight, though, considering the fact that
the first powered airplane flight didn’t even
occur until five years later.
• Tofu has the distinction of being the most
hated food in America.
• Method, a company that makes ecofriendly home-cleaning products, has at their
headquarters a brainstorming room whose
walls, floor and ceiling are completely covered in live, growing grass. The purpose? To
bring the outdoors in, and to “keep Method
weird.”
• Those who study such things say that
a $1 million lottery prize is actually worth
about $468,000, once taxes and fees are
deducted.
• The next time you’re visiting Great
Britain and someone offers you a dish called
powsowdy, you might want to politely
decline. Unless you’re an adventurous eater,
a broth made from sheep’s heads probably
won’t appeal.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
“If you haven’t got anything nice to say
about anybody, come sit next to me.” -- Alice
Roosevelt Longworth
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We do it all from repairing a door to adding a 2nd Floor
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25B
answer on page 27B
FIND AT LEAST SIX DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PANELS
SUDOKU
To play Sudoku:
Complete the grid so
that every row, column
and every 3x3 box
contains the numbers
1 through 9 (the same
number cannot appear
more than once in a
row, column or 3x3 box.)
There is no guessing
and no math involved,
just logic.
PROFESSIONAL
DIRECTORY
answer on page 27B
BRICK PAVERS
POOL SERVICE & REPAIR
PAINTING
Residential & Commercial Painting
Islands Premier Pool Service
Professional Weekly Service
Deep-End
Pool Service
Fast Expert Equipment
Repair and Replacement
Specializing in
Gulfstream Pool Heaters
239-699-6279
25 years experience
Lic # CPC1457386
239-560-1199
[email protected]
CHIROPRACTIC SERVICES
GLASS
Insured
Lee County Lic. # IP06-00664
Sanibel Lic. # S3-14729
Licensed
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Island Chiropractic Center
“Palmer Graduate”
Stevens & Sons Glass
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Replacement Impact Windows & Sliding Doors,
Mirrors, Tub & Shower Enclosures, Store Fronts,
Porch Enclosures, French Doors, Plate Glass
Chiropractic Physician
Specialists in impact condo complex replacement
239-472-2244
[email protected]
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2416 Palm Ridge Road
Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Phone: (239) 472-0032
Fax: (239) 472-0680
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26B
ISLAND SUN - NOVEMBER 14 2014
Top 10 Real Estate Sales
Development
City
Square Footage
Listing Price
Selling Price
Year Built
Days On Market
Shell Harbor
Sanibel
3,809
$1,224,995
$1,165,000
1987
180
Fiddlesticks Country Club
Fort Myers
3,639
$879,000
$835,000
2006
1
Belle Lago
Fort Myers
4,356
$795,000
$746,000
2005
63
Siena
Fort Myers
2,986
$775,000
$742,500
2005
35
Cape Coral
Cape Coral
2,153
$750,000
$725,000
2000
52
Glenview
Fort Myers Beach
2,372
$749,000
$710,000
1975
0
Cape Harbour
Cape Coral
2,267
$698,500
$675,000
2000
30
Town And River
Fort Myers
2,650
$699,900
$661,000
1981
270
Cape Coral
Cape Coral
1,965
$665,000
$600,000
1987
22
Pine Island Shores Unit 9
Pine Island
2,195
$595,000
$580,000
2004
3
Courtesy of Royal Shell Real Estate
NOW HERE’S A TIP
• When hammering a nail, try this saveyour-finger trick: Use a clothespin to hold
the nail steady, and then use your hammer
to drive it in. Hammering into the wall?
Push the nail through a strip of cardboard,
and then hold the cardboard over the
right spot. No more banged up fingers or
thumbs!
• “Exfoliation can be easy if you already
have a bag or jar of Epsom salts. Soak in a
warm bath and rub the salts over your skin
to gently scrub dead skin away. A little
essential oil might help, too!” -- D.D. in
Florida
• Got plastic packaging that is a pain to get
open? Use your can opener. Run it around
the sides to break into your packages. It
works!
• To easily get keys on a keychain, use a
staple remover to create an opening to slip
the keys on. It is very effective and will
keep you from getting frustrated.
• A great use for those old knee-high
stockings (no runs!): Stuff with a mix of
crystalized kitty litter and scent-boosting
beads you can find in the laundry aisle.
Stuff these in stinky shoes to freshen and
deodorize. The litter wicks away moisture
from sweaty feet and deodorizes, and the
scent boosters last for a good long while.
• “Need a new look for a favorite sweater?
Change out your buttons. It’s such a small
thing, but makes a big change in look!” -E.L. in Massachusetts
• Skunk run-in? Try this mix before you
buy pricey de-stink shampoos at the pet
store. Mix a quart of 3 percent peroxide,
a teaspoon or two of dish soap, 1/4 cup
of baking soda and quart of room-temp
water. Apply to pet, and work deeply into
the fur. Massage in for five minutes, and
rinse thoroughly.
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New Construction
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MILLS BROTHERS BUILDING CONTRACTORS
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• Design Service Available • Sanibel Owned & Operated
Office Phone & Fax
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LANDSCAPING &
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GENERAL CONTRACTOR
Joe Wirth General Contractor
When Its’ Wirth Having It Done Right!
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Certified General Contractor
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• Stump Grinding
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Over 20 years serving San-Cap & Ft. Myers
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ISLAND SUN - NOVEMBER 14, 2014
PUZZLE ANSWERS
SUDOKU
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PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY
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(Cell) 239-850-4128
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Verticals • Mini Blinds • Draperies • Wallpaper • Furniture
Ceramic • Wood • Appliances • Interior Painting • Custom Cabinets
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MATT MI
MITCHELL
TCHELL
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM MON-FRI
8:00 AM - NOON SATURDAYS
472-4505
USCG
Licensed
& Insured
Fax: 472-8813
C: (239) 340-8651
1205 PERIWINKLE WAY, SANIBEL FL 33957
EMAIL: [email protected]
www.captmattmitchell.com
email: [email protected]
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REAL ESTATE
REAL ESTATE
ANNUAL RENTAL
FOR SALE BY OWNER
$699,000
GARCIA REAL ESTATE
AND CONSULTING
RE/MAX OF THE ISLANDS
3 Bedroom 2 Bath renovated ranch (08)
East Rocks. Pool w newer lanai,
granite and stone counter tops, tile floors.
call 732-778-8367 for info.
SERVICES OFFERED
C.J.’S CUSTOM
CLEANING SERVICE
Putting owners and
tenants together
Call Dustyn Corace
www.remax-oftheislands.com
239-472-2311
Homes/Condos/Homewatch
Dependable, Trustworthy, Affordable
References
Weekly, Bi-Weekly, Monthly
Free Estimates
239-560-2552 - Connie Jackson
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SERVICES OFFERED
HOME/CONDO WATCH
CONCIERGE SERVICES
Dorado Property Management
❋ Island Resident ❋ Licensed & Insured
❋ 24/7 ❋ www.doradoproperty.com
Call Lisa or Bruce at 239-472-8875
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DOG TRAINING ON
SANIBEL AND CAPTIVA
ANNUAL SANIBEL RENTAL
RICHARD J. GARCIA, GRI, BROKER
239-472-5147
garciaonsanibel.com
Looking for
a Home in
McGregor
Woods ?
Offering Personal, Private, and
Professional Real Estate Services on
Sanibel and Captiva Islands.
30 Year Resident of Sanibel.
Licensed in Florida, New York,
Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
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Updated 2 br/1 bath on Sand Pebble Way.
Close to Jerry’s and shopping on quiet
street. Private laundry hook-up, large lanai.
No smoking. $950/month. Available 12/1.
John #330-289-1798.
SCARNATO LAWN SERVICE
SANIBEL HOME WATCH
ROGER NODRUFF ELECTRIC
Lic# EC12002788.
Call Roger 239-707-7203.
Aqualink - Motor Controls.
Office & Store Maint.
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SEASONAL RENTAL
VACATION RENTAL
WONDERFUL
SEASONAL RENTAL
LIGHTHOUSE REALTY
Located at 3850 Coquina Dr. in quiet West
Rocks! Great Sanibel Island location, short
walk to the beach access. 3/3 plus office
or den. Beautifully furnished. Available
November 15th - December 31st
Contact Chuck Bergstrom 239-209-6500
Paul J. Morris, Broker
VACATION RENTALS
PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES
359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island
239-579-0511
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In home obedience lessons or problem
behaviors. Dog training in your
home while you are away.
Call for Obedience Classes
Christine Wright.
Certified Dog Trainer.
860-460-1845
[email protected]
Lawn Service, Shrubs and Tree Trimming
Weeding, Installation of Plants, Trees and
Mulch (one month free service available)
Joe Scarnato (239) 849-6163
[email protected]
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HANDYMAN
ANNUAL RENTAL WANTED
Island Vacations
C M
F Y
P
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1-888-451-7277
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ISABELLA RASI
(239) 246-4716
Email
[email protected]
ANNUAL RENTAL WANTED
Looking to sell your home but value has
not yet returned to previous level?
I am looking for an annual lease with
possible option to purchase. Can do 1 year
lease with 2nd year as lease/purchase
option. Gives you two years to have price
increase and save fees. I can also handle
almost all maintenance
and/or improvements if needed.
Excellent references - 1 adult 2 children
3 br preferred, Mid to east end of island
[email protected] 239-322-8642
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Experience European Engineer
House - Boat - RV
-FLOOR RESTORATION EXPERT
-MEXICAN TILE
-LIME STON
-MARBLE
-WOOD, ETC
General Maintenance, Repair, Assembly,
Installation... Odd Jobs
for 5 STAR service beyond
your expectations
CALL DAREK 239-250-9474
Local references available
Licensed and Insured
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FREE VACATION
RENTAL ADVERTISING!
1101 Periwinkle Way #105
Sanibel, FL 33957
Over 300 rentals
to choose from!
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Retired Police Captain
Lives on Sanibel
Will Check Your Home Weekly
Very Reasonable Rates
(239) 728-1971
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Of Sanibel & Captiva
Million $ Views Await You!
• Cottages • Condos • Homes •
Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths
239-472-7277
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EAGLE EYE
JANITORIAL SERVICES
WINDOW CLEANING, PRESSURE
CLEANING, TILE CLEANING
FIRST TIME 20% OFF
CALL THE BEST: 239-440-6278
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HELP WANTED
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
The Bailey-Matthews National Shell
Museum needs Education and Great Hall
volunteers. No experience necessary, will
train. Please contact Melanie at
(239) 395-2233 ext 11.
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HELLE’S CLEANING SERVICES
TO PLACE
Residential Cleaning to Satisfaction
Sanibel & Captiva • 239-565-0471
Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047
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A CLASSIFIED
LOG ONTO
IslandSunNews.com
CLICK ON:
MOBILE DOG GROOMING
PLACE CLASSIFIED
Self-Contained Trailer
Up to 40 Lbs.,
Total Grooming, Package,
Please call.
239-313-7140
VOLUNTEER/
JOB OPPORTUNITIES
PAID 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.
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HELP WANTED
SANIBEL SUBWAY
HIRING FT/PT
Days/Nights/Weekends Please apply in
person at 2496 Palm Ridge Rd Sanibel or
at www.mysubwaycareer.com
Call for more info 239-472-1255
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COMPASSIONATE
CAREGIVERS NEEDED!
Season is here and we need Angels!
Visiting Angels is looking
for compassionate caregivers
(CNA, HHA and Companions)
for in-home care.
Full and part time positions available.
Please call 239-561-7600
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TRUCK NEEDED
TRUCK NEEDED
Volunteers needed to assist with items
donated to Island Seniors, Inc. for Trash
Treasures Sale. Looking for someone with
truck. Contact Center 4 Life at 472-5743.
The Island Sun
and The River Weekly News
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BOATS - CANOES - KAYAKS
DOCKAGE
Hourly, Daily, Weekly
and Monthly.
Captiva Island 472-5800
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WANTED TO BUY
ISLAND JEWELRY
CUSTOMER SERVICE
Part time/Full time.
Sociable w/good communication skills.
Positive attitude, Experienced Jewelry
sales experience beneficial but not
necessary. Salary + Commission
Call Mr. Bush for Phone Interview
904-636-5804 or 239-472-0488
CASH PAID FOR
MILITARY ITEMS
Cash Paid For Old Military Items.
Medals, Swords, Uniforms,
helmets, old guns, awards & more.
Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280
Always on the table, and online,
with everything you need to know
about your community.
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CRAFTY SALES
ASSOCIATE NEEDED!
Three Crafty Ladies Quilting & Art Supply
Store is seeking help 3-4 days per week.
Full time resident preferred.
Toll reimbursement available.
Some crafting and/or quilting expertise
required. E-mail your resume to
[email protected]
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CAUTION
GARAGE •
MOVING • YARD
SALES
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Volunteers needed for light general
maintenance. Call (CHR) Community
Housing & Resources, Inc. 472-1189.
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GARAGE SALE
BENEFIT ZONTA CLUB
SANIBEL-CAPTIVA
ZontaSanCap.com
So much stuff WE haven’t even seen it all!
Come take a look!
8 am - 3 pm SATURDAY Nov. 15
1046 Sand Castle Rd
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To advertise
in the
Island Sun
Call 395-1213
Pick up a copy or go to IslandSunNews.com.
Click on Read the Island Sun or The River Weekly
Serving Sanibel, Captiva and Fort Myers since 1993
Phone 395-1213 or 415-7732
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Sanibel & Captiva Islands
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Pets Of The Week
NEWSPAPER
Sanibel & Captiva Islands
CALLING CARD 239-395-1213
Bernie ID# 599490
Eldon ID# 597533
H
ello, my name is Bernie. I’m a 10-month-old male brindle Florida Curr. My sad puppy dog
eyes tell my story: I was brought to the shelter with my sister. She’s been adopted, so naturally I’m a little depressed. I go to a foster home in the evenings so they can work on raising
my spirits. I love being part of a family and act like a different dog when I’m there. I think other pets
and kids are great. Won’t you make me a permanent member of your family?
My adoption fee is $75 during Animal Services’ “Fall In Love” adoption promotion.
Hello, my name is Eldon. I’m a 2-month-old neutered male brown tabby domestic shorthair. I’m
handsome, perky and attentive. My favorite volunteer at the shelter says I love, love, love toys and can
entertain myself for hours, but when I see her I’m ready to cuddle like a lap cat. Come meet me and you
will “Fall In Love” with me, too!
My adoption fee is $25 during Animal Services’ “Fall In Love” adoption promotion.
For information about this week’s pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services’
website at www.LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animal’s 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 Sheriff’s Office off
Six Mile Cypress Parkway.
All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and
county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs 6 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.
Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 911
Sanibel Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472-3111
Lee County Sheriff’s Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 477-1200
On Call Captiva Deputy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 477-1000
Fire Department - Sanibel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472-5525
Fire Department - 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
Library - Captiva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239-533-4890
Post Office - Sanibel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472-1573
Post Office - Sanibel (toll free) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-275-8777
Post Office - Captiva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472-1674
Sanibel Community Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472-2155
Center 4 Life - Senior Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472-5743
ARTS
Arcade 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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288-2535
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
SW Florida Symphony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 418-0996
CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS
ABWA - American Business Women’s Assoc. . . . . . . 565-7872 or 433-7798
American Legion Post 123 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472-9979
Angel Flight SE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-877-4AN-ANGEL
Audubon Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472-3744
Sanibel Bike Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .sanibelbicycleclub.org
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [email protected]
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472-0836
PAWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472-4823
Rotary Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472-7257 or 472-0141
Sanibel Beautification Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 470-2866
Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472-6940
Sanibel-Captiva Power Squadron . . . . . . www.usps.org/localusps/sancap
Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395-1770
Sanibel Youth Soccer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.sanibelsoccer.org . . 395-2040
MOAA - Military Officers Assc. of America, Alex MacKenzie . . . . 395-9232
United Way of Lee County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 433-2000
United Way 211 Helpline 24 hour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211 or 433-3900
Zonta Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 728-1971
ISLAND ATTRACTIONS
Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395-2233
JN “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472-1100
Sanibel Historical Museum & Village . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472-4648
SCCF Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-2329
To be listed in calling card email your information to:
[email protected]
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WEST GULF DRIVE- BEACH LOT
CAPTIVA BEACH GETAWAY
COLONY BEACH ESTATES
•100’ +/- Direct Beachfront
•Beautiful High Ridge Parcel for Spectacular Views
•Awesome West Gulf Address for Dream Beach Home/Estate
•$3,295,000 MLS 2140062
•McMurray & Nette 239.850.7888
• Beautiful Sunset Views
• Beachfront Captiva Village Location
• New Pool & Spa, Great Rental Income
• $2,249,000 MLS 2120780
• McMurray & Nette 239.850.7888
• 4BD/4BA Gulf Front Home
• Gulf Views, Gated Community
• Private Pool, Garage, Elevator
• $1,795,000 MLS 2141001
• Burns Family Team 239.464.2984
SHELL HARBOR
DINKINS BAYOU
BEACHCOMBER
• Spacious Ground Level Direct Access Canal Home
• 140’ on Canal, 90’ Dock & 10k Lift
• 3000+ sq ft, 3BR/3.5BA + Loft & Den
• $1,645,000 MLS 2141163
• Burns Family Team 239.464.2984
• Gulf Access – Contemporary Pool Home w/Dock & Lift
• 3BD/3BA, Open Floorplan
• Architect Joe St. Cyr Designed home Built in 2002
• $1,595,000 MLS 2141062
• Sarah Ashton 239.691.4915
• Stunning, Expansive Gulf Views
• Spacious & Pristine 2BD/2BA + Den
• Beautifully Updated & Furnished
• $1,575,000 MLS 2140465
• Cindy Sitton 239.810.4772
WEDGEWOOD PENTHOUSE
CAPTIVA VILLAGE NEAR BEACH HOME
LANDS END VILLAGE 1637
• Gulf Views Over the Brick Pavered Pool
• Spacious 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths
• Full laundry/Utility Room and Den
• $1,369,000 MLS 2800790
• Burns Family Team 239.464.2984
• 3BD/3.5BA Two Story Caged Heated Pool w/Spa
• Large Two Car Garage
• Impact Doors & Windows
• $1,349,000 MLS 2140377
• John & Denice Beggs 239.357.5500
• Beautiful 2BD/2BA with Gulf View
• New Kitchen, Baths, Flooring & Furnishings
• Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico
• $1,275,000 MLS 2140289
• Vicki Panico & Fred Newman 239.980.0088
UNIQUE BEACHVIEW REMODEL
WIDE INTERSECTING CANALS – WATER SHADOWS
“ISLAND QUEEN”
• Virtually New Oriental Design Home
• 3 bedroom & 2 1/2 bath & Pool & Furnished
• View Tour: www.1339ParViewDr.info
• $999,900 MLS 2141143
• The Radigan Team 239.691.6240
• 3BR/3BA, Direct Gulf Access
• 100 ft. of Sea Walled Canal
• Open Floor Plan, Large Living Areas, Pool
• $865,000 MLS 2140877
• Burns Family Team 239.464.2984
• 4 Bedroom/ 4 Bath 7,693 Total Sq. Ft.
• Private Screened Pool
• Beautifully Furnished
• $799,000 MLS 2140827
• Cathy Rosario 239.464.2249
KINGS CROWN
SUNSET BEACH VILLA 2337 – SOUTH SEAS
SANIBEL BAYFRONT TOWNHOME
• Beautiful Views of the Gulf of Mexico
• Recently Updated 2BD/2BA
• Complex Offers Pool & Tennis Court
• $695,000 MLS 2141007
• Betsy Belpedio 239.851.8069
• 2BD/2BA w/ Loft Beach Front Condominium
• Direct Gulf of Mexico Views
• Tile Floor, Flat Screen TV’s
• $679,900 MLS 2131331
• Fred Newman & Vicki Panico 239.826.2704
• Gorgeous Bay Views
• Rare---2 Bedroom-2.5 Bath Townhome
• Deeded Beach Access & Dockage
• $599,000 MLS 2140929
• Brian Murty 239.565.1272
LOGGERHEAD CAY
PUNTA RASSA CONDOMINIUMS
LEAST EXPENSIVE SANIBEL COTTAGE
AFFORDABLE SANIBEL COTTAGE
• Totally Remodeled Kitchen & Bathrooms
• Great Rental $40,000+/year
• Very European Look & Feel
• $519,000 MLS 2140922
• Andre Arensman 239.233.1414
• Penthouse Condo w/ Deeded Under Bldg. Parking
• Spectacular Views of the Gulf, Bay and River
• 2BD/2BA Offered Unfurnished
• $390,000 MLS 2140794
• Betsy Belpedio 239.851.8069
• Gorgeous Oversized Lot
• Awesome Central Location to Bike Path & Shops
• 2 BD Adorable Cottage
• $329,000 MLS 2140498
• McMurray & Nette 239.850.7888
• 2BD/2BA + Den
• Pretty, Private Lot with Conservation Land Front & Back
• Room for Additional Development or Pool
• $299,000 MLS 2141098
• Cathy Rosario 239.464.2249
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