Sanibel Thanksgiving Celebration This Sunday Sanibel & Captiva Islands

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VOL. 22, NO. 22
SANIBEL
& CAPTIVA
ISLANDS,
FLORIDA
Sanibel
& Captiva
Islands
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Sanibel Thanksgiving
Celebration This Sunday
Members of the Sanibel Bicycle Club gathered at the new shared use path extension on
Tuesday morning to celebrate the city’s status as a “Silver” Bicycle Friendly Community
photo by Jeff Lysiak
Standing in front of The Community House to promote their Thanksgiving event are, from
left, Yvonne St. Clair, Nicole McHale, Kelly Koerpel, Fred Bondurant, Teresa Riska Hall,
Mary Bondurant, Augustina Holtz and Stacy Gerhart
photo by Jeff Lysiak
T
he annual Sanibel Thanksgiving Celebration service will take place this Sunday,
November 23 at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way, beginning at
6:45 p.m. All are invited to join this non-denominational service, which is a celebration of Thanksgiving in words and song. Admission is free.
The mayor, city manager and representatives of all the island churches will take part.
There will be music and song from BIG ARTS Community Chorus and several other
local
performers. Fellowship over cookies, donated by Jerry’s Supermarket, and cider, donated by Bailey’s General Store, will follow the celebration of thanks.
Mary Bondurant, chair of the celebration, encourages guests to bring food or monetary
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City Elevated To Silver Status
For Being Bicycle Friendly
by Jeff Lysiak
T
he League of American Bicyclists officially recognized the City of Sanibel on
Tuesday with a “Silver” Bicycle Friendly Community Award. Only three other
communities in Florida – Gainesville, Venice and The Villages – hold this prestigious designation.
At the recently completed shared use path extension, located adjacent to the Sanibel
& Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce parking lot, members of the Sanibel City
Council, Department of Public Works and Sanibel Police Department along with representatives of the Sanibel Bicycle Club, BikeWalkLee and the community gathered to
celebrate both the designation and award.
“Since December 1972 when four island women – Grace Whitehead, Mariel Goss,
Sherry Vartdal and Starr Thomas – organized the Sanibel Path Committee to start a system of ‘hike and bike’ trails to protect their young children, this community has
continued on page 10
CROW’s Taste Of The Islands A Huge Success
Crows Taste Of The Islands 2014
photo by Jeff Lysiak
see pages 43 - 45
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ISLAND SUN - NOVEMBER 21, 2014
Lecture Offers New Insights Into
Early Spanish-Calusa Relations
Ponce de Leon Discovering North America by Herman Trappman
Primer Encuentro by Dean Quiqley
Dr. Worth’s new book, Discovering Florida:
First-Contact Narratives from Spanish Expeditions
along the Lower Gulf Coast, will be available for
purchase and signing by the author.
This presentation is part of a speaker series associated with ArtCalusa, Reflections On Representation,
an award-winning group exhibition featuring Florida’s
leading historical artists. ArtCalusa runs through
December 11 at the Captiva Community Center. For
additional information, call 472-2111.
O
n Saturday, November 22 at 5 p.m., preeminent scholar Dr. John Worth
will discuss his most recent research into Spanish-Calusa contact during
the 16th century as part of his new book of translations on the subject in
his presentation, New Insights Into Early Spanish-Calusa Relations. His lecture
will be held at the Captiva Community Center, 11550 Chapin Lane.
Dr. Worth will delve into topics including the origins and evolution of the
Fountain of Youth legend and the tumultuous last years of Spanish occupation at
Fort San Antón de Carlos on Mound Key in Estero Bay. Associate Professor of historical archaeology at the University of West Florida, Worth is the former assistant
director of the Randell Research Center at Pineland.
Our email address is
[email protected]
Discovering Florida: First-Contact Narratives from Spanish
Expeditions along the Lower
Gulf Coast
ISLAND SUN - NOVEMBER 21, 2014
Looking Back:
The Breaker - Synder School For Boys
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
library hours. This week’s
image is The Breaker,
The Snyder School for
Boys’ yearbook. Except
for H. Shofner (who was
a faculty member), the
staff in this picture was
made up of boys (students) from the 1923-24
school year. The Snyder
Outdoor School for Boys
was established on
Captiva by Clarence E.
Snyder from New York.
It was the winter session,
providing for the year
round schooling in an
open air-like location.
Gentlemanly boys from
10 to 18 years old were
accepted.
photo archives of the Captiva Island Historical Society
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.
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.
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 Patty Sprankle,
Sanibel artist. Sprankle has been creating
magnificent pieces of hand-painted porcelain for the past 10 years. Her art began
as a redirection in focus from raising her
now grown son; today it is a passion
for the craft she discovered by chance.
Inspired by the beauty of nature, shells,
birds, bugs and butterflies, Sprankle uses
porcelain to create clear and vibrant portrayals of nature.
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 non-members. Sign up at the front desk.
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 nonmembers. Prizes are awarded.
Tuesday Kayaking – December 2
and 9 (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.
The Center 4 Life will be closed
Thursday and Friday, November 27 and
28 in observance of the Thanksgiving
holiday.
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
Holiday Shopping
Can Help CHR
C
ommunity Housing and
Resources, Inc. (CHR) is making
it easier for supporters to donate
during the “season of giving” by taking
part in Amazon.com’s AmazonSmile
program.
When shopping online using
Smile.Amazon.com, 0.5 percent of eligible purchases will be donated to CHR.
Shoppers have access to all the usual
goodies that Amazon.com has to offer
with the extra benefit of knowing that
their holiday or general purchases also
provide charitable gifts.
“Online, holiday shoppers can get
even more bang for their buck,” said
Kelly Collini, CHR’s executive director,
“from knowing that a portion of their
purchases will be sent to support CHR’s
mission of providing affordable housing
on Sanibel.”
The web address that will identify
CHR as the recipient nonprofit is
smile.amazon.com/ch/59-2037788.
Shoppers can also access the link directly
by visiting SanibelCHR.org/donate.
For more information, call 472-1189.
Donations and contributions to CHR are
tax deductible.
Send your
editorial copy to:
[email protected]
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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What’s Happening At
The House In 2014
SCA Events
Top Shelf Oldies Dance
Fri., Nov. 21 6-9 pm
$25 members;$30 guests
Tapas included
Master’s Art & Craft Fair
Sat.& Sun. Nov. 29 & 30
Thanksgiving Celebration
Nov. 23 6:45 pm
CLASSES/PROGRAMS
Complimentary Shell Crafting
Lesson: Monday begins 10 am
Crafts on Sale Mon.-Friday until 3 p.m.
Drawing Sessions
Tuesday, Jan. 6 6:30 pm
6 week Session,
$150 Members/$180 Guests
Intermediate iPad/iPhone
Dec 11 9:30 am
$35 Members/$40 Guests
Miniature Painting on Shells
Dec. 2 3:30 pm
$40 Members/$45 Guests
Sissi Paint Party
Dec. 12 7 pm
$40 members, $45 guests
Silk Painting
Nov. 20
$85 members, $90 Guests
Optimize Your Health
Dec. 10
4 pm
Yoga
Monday and Thursday
8:30 am
Telephone: (239) 472-2155
[email protected]
www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net
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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ISLAND SUN - NOVEMBER 21, 2014
Fort Myers Middle
Schoolers Visit Historical Village
Lynn Campean, left, offered a brief history lesson on Sanibel to area middle school students
A group of students from Fort Myers Middle School Academy visited the Burnap Cottage
on the grounds of the Sanibel Historical Museum & Village on Monday morning
photos by Jeff Lysiak
by Jeff Lysiak
T
wo groups of sixth grade students from Fort Myers Middle School Academy
took a tour of the Sanibel Historical Museum & Village grounds on Monday
morning, thanks in large part to donations made by the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary
Club.
Two years ago, local Rotarians donated $75,000 toward the construction of the
Harlem Heights Community Center in South Fort Myers. This year, a more modest
project has been approved by the club, adopting the Fort Myers Middle School Academy
by bringing the entire sixth grade class on a field trip to the museum on November 17.
Guided by San-Cap Rotary Club Director Alex Werner and museum volunteer Lynne
Campean, the students learned about the history of Sanibel while touring each of the village’s vintage structures.
boulderbrook
the nation’s finest art festivals
Alex Werner shared how hurricanes impacted the development of the island at the Old
Sanibel Schoolhouse
One of the highlights of the tour was students getting a sneak preview of the
museum’s new Caretaker’s Cottage exhibit, which will showcase the history of AfricanAmericans on the island. That exhibit is scheduled to open in January.
For further information call 239-293-9448
or visit www.boulderbrook.net
Sanibel Masters
art Festival •
Held on the
grounds
of the Sanibel
Community House
· 2173 Periwinkle Way ·
Sanibel, FL
November 28th + 29th
9AM to 5PM
The Sanibel Masters Art Festival continues a 20-year holiday tradition as
75 artists from across the nation bring their art to the Sanibel Community
House on Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving. Come browse and
purchase paintings, jewelry, sculpture, glasswork and much more.
Proceeds from this event benefit the programs at the Sanibel Community
House and the Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater. The Community
House, located in the heart of Sanibel Island, is the meeting place for
island civic and social events. The Schoolhouse Theater is Sanibel Island’s
only professional musical theater and offers Broadway caliber talent in an
intimate atmosphere.
To continue a marvelous tradition The BIG Arts Chorus will perform a
preview of their holiday concert.
Please join us for one of Sanibel’s finest community art events.
ISLAND SUN - NOVEMBER 21, 2014
SCC’s Thanksgiving Day Turkey Bowl
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Sanibel Thanksgiving Hours
And Refuse Collection Schedule
S
anibel City Hall will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving Thursday,
November 27 and Friday, November 28. City hall regular office hours will
resume on Monday, December 1. If you have any questions, call 472-3700.
The Recreation Center will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving Thursday,
November 27 and resume regular operating hours on Friday, November 28. If you
have any questions, call 472-0345.
The Center 4 Life will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving Thursday,
November 27 and Friday, November 28. The Center 4 Life regular office hours will
resume on Monday, December 1. If you have any questions, call 472-5743.
Refuse, recycling and vegetation waste collection by Advanced Disposal Services on
Thanksgiving Day and the day after will be one day later. Therefore, if normal pick-up
is Thursday, November 27, waste will be picked up on Friday, November 28. If normal pick-up is Friday, November 28, waste will be picked up on Saturday, November
29. The normal waste collection schedule will resume on Monday, December 1. If you
have any questions, call 334-1224.
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Last year’s Turkey Bowl hosted by Sanibel Community Church
B
ring your families and friends to Sanibel Community Park, located right off
Periwinkle Way across from the Sanibel Bean, for some fun two-hand touch
football games on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27. Each year,
families, friends and neighbors gather for some fun and fitness and work up an
appetite for the big meal. Game time is 9 until 11 a.m. and is open to all ages.
The Turkey Bowl is sponsored by the Sanibel Community Church Student
Ministries Team. If you have any questions, contact Kevin Schafer, Youth Pastor, at
472-2684.
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ISLAND SUN - NOVEMBER 21, 2014
The Community House
Shell Crafters at work
Shell Crafting
I
f you like making new friends and creating something beautiful while you’re
at it, join the Shell Crafters at every
Monday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Create
flowers, jewelry, animals and other pieces
from shells and sea life. No experience
is necessary, and instruction and assistance are available. The weekly meetings
run year-round with the exception of
the month of March. All materials are
included, along with dessert and coffee.
The group has crafters of every skill
level, from professional artisans to amateurs. There is no cost for membership
or meetings, and all shell creations made
will remain at The Community House
to be sold at the Sanibel Shell Festival in
March, with proceeds from sales going
toward maintaining the historic Community House. Shell collections and donations are welcomed as the group relies
on donations for their shell supply. The
Sanibel Shell Crafters have been meeting
weekly since the late 1920. Stop by and
see what the tradition is all about.
intermediate and advanced artists. You
will need a sketchpad, pencils, and eraser.
Wear comfortable clothing. Pre-payment
and registration are required by calling
472-2155. You can also sign up and pay
on the website at www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net. Put the amount in the Other
section and the word “drawing” in the
Acknowledgement section.
Michelle Doss Irvine is the instructor.
She has a bachelor of fine arts degree in
graphic design from Auburn University.
She also teaches at the Alliance for the
Arts and Vino’s Picasso. Cancellation fees
apply. Full refund if cancelled within 72
hours of first class. No refund if cancelled
within 24 hours of class. Minimum number of students required.
Oldies Music
Pencil drawing
Drawing Classes
E
nhance creativity and artistic
confidence through perception and
thinking at a six-session drawing
course. Cost is $150 for members, $180
for guests, and sessions run from 6:30
to 8:30 p.m. January 6, 13, 20, 27,
February 3 and 10. These basic level
drawing exercises are intended for a
beginner in drawing, however, the true
subject is perception. Bringing the right
brain hemisphere functions into focus
and teaching how to “see” in new ways,
the student will discover how to transfer
perceptual skills to thinking and problem
solving. This course is appropriate for
SCA members and friends honor and say
thank you to the nation’s veterans
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he Community House will continue
its series of themed dance parties
this season starting on Friday, November 21. Dance lessons will be offered
from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. by Enchanted
Ballroom. The party will run from 6 to
9 p.m., sponsored by Bailey’s, Sandy
Greco, Lynne Campean and the Enchanted Ballroom.
Top Shelf Oldies – prominent local
musicians who often play at the Sandy
Parrot – will perform. Sandy Greco
and Lynne Campean will also perform
some old time favorites. The theme is to
honor and say thank you to the nation’s
veterans from 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. Dress
in old uniforms or party dresses from the
era are encouraged.
Each of this year’s dance parties will
once again feature and raise funds for
a non-profit partner. For this event, the
partner is the Lee Coast Chapter of the
Military Officers Association of America.
Light snacks and beverages will be provided by the Sanibel Catering Company
of Bailey’s. Alcoholic beverages will be
available by donation. The party is sponsored by Bailey’s, Sandy Greco, Lynne
Campean and the Enchanted Ballroom.
If you would like to sponsor a party or
RSVP, call 472-2155. Tickets are $25 in
advance, $30 at the door for members;
$30 in advance, $35 at the door for
guests.
Miniature Shell Painting
Handpainted shell ornaments
C
reate a decorative ornament or
miniature masterpiece for display
with art instructor Jenny M. Licht
on Tuesday, December 2 from 3:30 to
6:30 pm. Create scenes from island and
sea life on Florida shells, which come
with loops for use as ornaments or wall
hangings. They also make great holiday
gifts. No experience is necessary, as shells
are prepared in advance with a design
to choose from, including palm trees,
flamingos, seahorses, tropical fish, lighthouses and mermaids. Students can also
choose to create their own design. The
class requires a $40 pre-paid registration
for members and $45 for guests.
Included with that registration cost
are the four Florida style painted shells,
which will be ready in advance of holiday
gift giving. All materials are provided
by the art instructor. Register by calling
472-2155. Cancellation fees apply, full
refunds are available if cancelled within
48 hours of class, no refunds for cancellations can be made within 24 hours of
class. Class cancellation is at the discretion of the art instructor or The Community House staff. Minimum number of
students required.
Luminary Night
Community House decked out for Luminary
T
he Community House is a stop
during this year’s Luminary Festival,
which will be held on Friday, December 5 on Sanibel. Various crafters will
be selling homemade items, woven and
wire jewelry, soaps, handcrafted linens,
glass creations, ceramic trivets, island
art, homemade cards and flower prints,
beads, pottery, turquoise jewelry and shell
craft items. Support your neighbors while
getting a jump on your holiday shopping.
There will be popcorn, snacks and beverages available by donation.
Glassware Painting
A
rt instructor Jenny M. Licht will
teach glassware painting on
Tuesday December 9 from 3:30 to
6:30 p.m. This is an opportunity to create unique designs on four pieces of glass
stemware. No experience is necessary
and students have a choice of painting
flamingos, palm trees, flip flops, tropical
fish, abstract shapes, flowers, animal
ISLAND SUN - NOVEMBER 21, 2014
prints, seahorses, fall designs, Halloween or your own design. Bring your own
washed glassware. Glassware paint is permanent and hand washing is recommended. The class requires a $45 pre-paid registration for members and $50 for guests.
Included with registration are glassware
paints, use of brushes, rubbing alcohol,
cotton balls and paint cloths. Register by
calling 472-2155. Cancellation fees apply,
full refunds are available if cancelled within
48 hours of class, no refunds for cancellations can be made within 24 hours of class.
Class cancellation is at the discretion of the Handpainted glassware
art instructor or Community House staff.
Minimum number of students required.
The Community House is at 2173 Periwinkle Way. For more information, visit
www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net or call 472-2155.
You are invited by the
Sanibel Baptist Church
November 22nd • 7 p.m.
at the
Community House
2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel
FREE ADMISSION
DOOR PRIZES
Sings with the Bill and Gloria Gaither Family
Thanksgiving
Beach Walk
T
here’s so much to be thankful for
when you live near the beach,
like dolphins, seashells and sandy
feet. Join your friends and neighbors on
Thanksgiving morning – Thursday, November 27 – to enjoy the fresh ocean air
and explore what’s washed ashore.
Dr. Bruce Neill (aka Doc Bruce) will
talk a bit about our island ecosystem and
any interesting creatures we may encounter, and answer any questions you might
have.
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Participants will meet at the Sanibel
Sea School, 455 Periwinkle Way, at 8:45
a.m. – we’ll have coffee and tea ready.
The beach walk is free and all ages are
welcome.
From page 1
Thanksgiving
donations for FISH of Sanibel-Captiva,
a member of which will speak on the
continuing needs of islanders.
For more information, contact Mary
Bondurant at [email protected] or 839-3633.
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ISLAND SUN - NOVEMBER 21, 2014
St. Isabel’s Women’s Guild
Resumes Active Schedule
Guild officers Francine Dale, Liz Clark, Margaret Curtin and Jan Vap present the finished
blankets to Tricia Yeggy, program director for Guadalupe Social Services
Edna Mae Beston, Joyce Kiley and JoAnn McKelvey display the first finished blanket
W
ith the return of many of its members from northern destinations, The
Women’s Guild at St. Isabel Catholic Church becomes a more active part
of the parish and regional community. Meetings in October and November
saw the creation of over 60 blankets to be given to Guadalupe Social Services in
Immokalee for distribution to clients there with insufficient housing. The “No-Sew”
blankets were created by members at the October meeting and by others who
worked at home.
The blankets were gratefully received by Tricia Yeggy, program director for
Guadalupe Social Services, who spoke at the November meeting about the needs of
the migrant and working poor in Immokalee and the ways in which her agency is able
to help. With the support of many organizations and caring individuals, Guadalupe
Social Services is able to provide a soup kitchen, a food bank, a clothing room and a
shower program in addition to other direct assistance and educational services. Yeggy’s
presentation was heartfelt and moving, inspiring many to look for further ways that the
guild could support the organization.
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Already in the planning
stages is their Christmas
Angel Project, where members of the parish take the
name and gift request for a
child or senior. Guild members provide gift suggestions
to the parish and make sure
the gifts are returned and
delivered in plenty of time
for Christmas. In addition,
guild members will meet in
early December to assemble
gift bags of toiletries for
distribution to senior citizens through the diocesan
Catholic Charities office.
Nancy DeBenedictus, Marion McIntrye and Liz Clark
begin work on one of the “No-Sew” blankets
Tropical Fabrics
Novelty Yarn
Quilting
Notions
Beads
Open Monday-Saturday
ay-Saturday 10am
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ISLAND SUN - NOVEMBER 21, 2014
Women’s Guild Takes Sunset Cruise
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Shirley Bohnert and Lori Schulz await the last arrivals for the Red, White & Blue cruise
T
he Lady Chadwick left her Captiva
dock on November 14 with members and guests of the St. Isabel’s
Women’s Guild aboard.
This annual Red, White & Blue cruise
provides a chance for relaxation and conversation as well as for honoring the men
and women who serve in our military’s
armed forces. Attendees also contributed
boxes of cereal and pasta to the food
pantry at Guadalupe Social Services in
Immokalee.
The sunset was not up to Sanibel’s usual
standards, but some dolphins appeared
as escorts and the “potluck” dinner was
enjoyed by all.
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4 pm: Sunday, Nov. 23, 30
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ISLAND SUN - NOVEMBER 21, 2014
INSIDE CITY HALL
Sanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane
City Manager Judie Zimomra
From page 1
“Visionary community leaders are recognizing the real-time and long-term impact
that a culture of bicycling can create,” said Andy Clarke, president of the League of
American Bicyclists. “We applaud this new round of communities for investing in a
more sustainable future for the country and a healthier future for their residents and
beyond.”
In 2010, the city was awarded the “Bronze” designation by the league. The “Silver”
Bicycle Friendly Community Award recognizes Sanibel’s commitment to improving
conditions for bicycling through investment in bicycling promotion, education programs, infrastructure and pro-bicycling policies.
Recently, the city obtained two major grants to continue to improve the island’s
paths. In August, the city was awarded a $470,000 grant to increase and improve
bicycle access to and egress from the JN “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. The
following month, Sanibel was awarded a $200,000 matching grant from the State of
Florida to construct a dedicated half-mile path to Bowman’s Beach Park.
“We build and maintain a premier path system for our residents’ health and safety,
however, this national recognition from the League of American Bicyclists is a source
of community pride and appreciation,” added Ruane. “I guess in four more years, we
can go for the ‘gold’ (designation).”
For more information about the Bicycle Friendly Community program, visit www.
bikeleague.org/BFA.
City Elevated To Silver Status
systematically developed a citywide non-motorized transportation network,” said Mayor
Kevin Ruane. “This accomplishment has only been possible due to our partners every
step of the way, the Sanibel Bicycle Club.”
In 1976, the first 2.5 miles of Sanibel’s paths were built along Periwinkle Way, with
$10,000 of seed money from the original Sanibel Bike Path Committee and a matching grant from the Florida Department of Transportation. Today, the city has more
than 25 miles of paved shared use paths and eight miles of natural surface paths.
”Our club congratulates the city for the effort and dedication to making the bike
friendly ‘Silver’ status happen,” said Patti Sousa, Sanibel Bicycle Club liaison to the
City of Sanibel. “We are proud to be long standing partners, working with the city to
make our community safe and friendly for resident and visitor cyclists alike.”
The Sanibel Bicycle Club was founded in 1994, and in 2005, the club established
the Sanibel Trails In Motion Funds, a 501(c)3 dedicated to supporting path enhancements. Shortly thereafter, the club constructed a visitor center along the Periwinkle
Path.
In 2009, the city adopted the Shared Use Path Master Plan, which developed a
program to annually expand and improve path safety. As a bikeable and walkable
community, Sanibel actively promotes and encourages biking to community events and
the weekly farmers’ market on the grounds of city hall.
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ISLAND SUN - NOVEMBER 21, 2014
Zonta Taking A Stand In The Sand
To End Violence Against Women
TRUST
Island Zontians Karen Pati, Zonta District 11 governor; Nola Theiss, executive director of
Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships; and Virginia Jones, president-elect of The
Zonta Club of Sanibel/Captiva
submitted by Dalia Jakubauskas
O
n Tuesday, December 2, Zonta clubs from Lee County and their supporters will be Taking A Stand In The Sand on the Sanibel Causeway to call
attention to a worldwide epidemic of violence against women. Members
of the Zonta clubs of Fort Myers, Bonita Springs and Sanibel will be dressed in
a blaze of orange, the official color of Zonta International’s Zonta Says NO campaign to end violence against women.
December 2 falls during Zonta International’s 16 Days of Activism, which begins
November 25, Zonta International’s common day of action and the United Nations
International Day for the Elimination Of Violence Against Women. During this period, more than 6,600 clubs and 30,000 Zontians around the globe will stage events
to raise awareness of the issue through local service and advocacy initiatives.
Look for Zontians holding signs proclaiming “Zonta Says NO To Violence
Against Women” on Sanibel Causeway Island B from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Educational materials will be provided by the Zonta Club of Sanibel/Captiva’s local
service partners including Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. (ACT), Human
Trafficking Awareness Partnerships, Inc., PACE Center For Girls of Lee County,
SalusCare (formerly SWFAS and Lee Mental Health) and Friends In Service Here
(FISH). These agencies offer services to victims of domestic violence and other
crimes, such as rape and human trafficking.
The Fort Myers and Bonita Springs clubs also work with ACT and HTAP as
well as Our Mothers Home of Southwest Florida, which provides teen mothers and
their children a safe haven from violence and human trafficking.
Prior to the event on the causeway, Zontians from the Sanibel/Captiva club and
representatives from their service partners will be on hand on Tuesday, December
2 at 9 a.m. for a regular meeting of the Sanibel City Council when the city will
issue a proclamation declaring their commitment to “Just Say NO” to violence
against women. The public is encouraged to attend the city council meeting as well
as the Take A Stand In The Sand event and wear orange to show their support.
Zonta clubs are service organizations of professionals working together to
improve the status of women locally
and around the world through Zonta
International. For information about the
Zonta Club of Sanibel/Captiva, visit www.
zontasancap.com or Zonta International
at www.zonta.org.
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ISLAND SUN - NOVEMBER 21, 2014
OBITUARY
JOHN GOEDE BRUMMER
ohn G. Brummer, a resident of
Sanibel Island since 1998 and
former resident of Captiva Island
and Rochester, New York, passed away
in his Sanibel home on November 5,
2014. He was 88 years old.
John was born in Detroit, Michigan,
the fourth in a family of five siblings. He
spent his childhood tending the family
vegetable patch, fishing and generally
making mischief. After serving in the
United States Navy during World War
II, he went on to receive his bachelor’s
degree from Michigan State. He later
received a law degree from the University
of Michigan before attending Harvard
Business School. John began his professional career in Rochester, New York, first
with the Xerox Corporation before mov-
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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
ing to Taylor Instruments (later Sybron
Corporation). At Sybron, he served as the
company’s general counsel and executive
secretary. John travelled frequently for
the company and saw a good bit of the
world this way: India, Brazil, South Africa
and Japan.
Early on, John’s colleagues introduced
him to Sanibel Island and in 1968 they
began building the West Wind Inn. John
served as president and later general partner of the organization. (When the West
Wind opened its doors in March of 1969,
a gulf front unit in high season went for a
mere $32 a day!)
With his legal background, John
became an authority on tax law and could
crunch numbers with the best CPAs.
John had a sharp, curious mind. He started his day with the Wall Street Journal,
The New York Times, several cups of
coffee, and of course... his beloved pipe!
He loved boats and tying knots, bird
watching, and his culinary skills were
none too shabby (at least when it came
to Key lime pie and Caesar salad). Most
of all, John was a lover of classical music.
A self-taught and accomplished pianist,
he loved the work of JS Bach and often
played lullabies for his daughters.
John is survived by his two daughters,
Esther and Elanor, his grandson little
John, his son-in-law Harrison, his younger brother David, and his former wife
Vivian, not to mention his many friends
who thought the world of him. He always
had a friendly smile, an “everything will
work out” attitude and those devilish blue
eyes. He will be missed by all who knew
him.
A memorial will be held in John’s
honor in the coming months. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made to the
Sanibel Public Library.
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 4722173 or visit www.saintmichaels-sanibel.org
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OBITUARY
DAWN ELIZABETH GRABLE
awn Grable, 67, of Sanibel
passed away on November 8,
2014 in Denver, Colorado with
her son and daughter by her side. A
Minnesota native, Dawn vacationed on
Sanibel for years before becoming a
permanent resident of her paradise in
the ‘90s. The former elementary school
teacher and avid traveler is survived by
her sisters Camille (George) and Allyn
(Bob), her son Matt (Megan), daughter
Kelly (Charlie), and her two beloved
grandchildren, Charlie and Ella. A
celebration of Dawn’s life will be held
at 10 a.m. on December 5, 2014 at
St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal
Church on Sanibel, 2304 Periwinkle
Way. A reception at The Lighthouse
Waterfront Restaurant, 4301 Port
Comfort Road, Fort Myers, will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations are
preferred to St. Michael and All Angels
Episcopal Church.
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IN MEMORIAM
DR. BURL J. SIZEMORE
e would like to thank all the
islanders who brought such joy
to dad’s life. It was his delight
and honor to serve the needs of his
patients and clients here on Sanibel
and Captiva these past 20 years at The
Corner Pharmacy in Bailey’s General
Store, Island Pharmacy and the SanCap Medical Center.
There is so much that could be said,
but dad liked things short and sweet. If
anyone would care to share a fond memory, we would surely welcome hearing
from you at the following address: Lorrie
Sizemore, P.O. Box 173, Marengo, OH
43334. A detailed obituary is available at
www.fortmyersmemorial.com.
Dad personally selected the following
comforting words:
“Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free
I’m following the path God laid for
me.
I took His hand when I heard Him
call,
I turned my back and left it all.
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I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way,
I found that peace at the close of day.”
Dad’s favorite scripture was I Peter
5:7:
“Casting all your cares upon Him; for
He cares for you.”
Many blessings to all!
– Dr. Burl’s children
Thanksgiving Eve At
Captiva Chapel By The Sea
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n the autumn of 1621, the people of the Plymouth Colony gathered in a small
harvest and prepared their homes for winter. They also shared waterfowl, wild
turkey and venison with their fellow colonists and with their Native American
neighbors.
The first national Thanksgiving was declared in 1777 by the Continental Congress.
Others were declared from time to time until 1815. Then, in 1863, two national days
of Thanksgiving were declared, one celebrating the victory at Gettysburg on August 6,
and the other the first of the last Thursday in November annual Thanksgivings.
The historic Captiva Chapel By The Sea will host an informal Thanksgiving Eve
service on Wednesday, November 26 at 5 p.m. People of all faith traditions are invited
to worship. The sermon will be For All That Has Been – Thanks. The Rev. George E.
Morris will preside.
Chapel By The Sea is located at 11580 Chapin Lane (next to the Captiva Civic
Association and library). For more information, call 472-1646.
ISLAND SUN - NOVEMBER 21, 2014
American
Legion Post 123
O
n Sunday, November 23 barbecued chicken and ribs are on the
menu at American Legion Post
123. 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
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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Rev. Jennifer Dant
Reverend Dant
To Speak
At Service
U
nitarian Universalists of the
Islands will meet on Sunday,
December 7 at 5 p.m. in
Fellowship Hall at the Sanibel
Congregational United Church of
Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way. The public is welcome to attend.
Rev. Jennifer Dant notes that some
consider Unitarian and Universalist historical figures to be a bunch of dead,
old, white guys. What do they matter
now? In her theological studies, she
struggled to find a connection to any
of them. Through her sermon, we will
discover what happened when a new
minister suddenly found her ministry,
her passion and her way of being in the
world reflected from the past through
the ministry and life of one of those old,
dead white guys, The Reverend Joseph
Tuckerman. Through his visionary
work as a public advocate for social and
political reforms in the early 1800s, Rev.
Tuckerman became known as the “father
of American social work.”
Rev. Dant was ordained by the UU
Congregation of Greater Naples in June.
She is in search for a community ministry
position as a chaplain. While looking for
a position she has continued her work at
Planned Parenthood of Collier County.
She recently married her long-time partner, Roger Grugel. She is the mother of
three children. Originally from Rochester,
New York, Rev. Dant has been a
Floridian for the last 22 years. She enjoys
gardening, reading and scrapbooking
All are welcome to attend. Lively discussion, fellowship and refreshments follow the service.
Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy & Pilates
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Administrative Offices
& Classrooms
Phone # 239-472-9700
Showroom Hours 8:30am-4:30pm Monday-Friday
Phone # 239-472-9473
9am-5pm 7 days a week
Phone #: 239-472-HOME
Showroom Hours: 8am-5pm
Monday-Friday
Phone # 239-472-1101
Sanibel
Treasures &
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Hours: 9-6 Monday – Saturday
12-5 Sunday
Phone: 239-910-7333
Open Daily 7am
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239-395-1919
Showroom Hours: 8am-5pm
Monday-Friday
Phone # 239-472-1101
Conveniently located on Periwinkle Way across from Sanibel Community Park
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ISLAND SUN - NOVEMBER 21, 2014
LOGOS Kids Encourage Veterans
Red Anderson, Pastor Ed VanderHey, Dave Godfrey, Jon Carnes and Dave Hoggatt.
From page 12
Churches/Temples
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]
Caroline Waite and Amy Martinez-Sanchez
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n November 5, the LOGOS kids at Sanibel Community Church invited some
veterans from the congregation to join them for dinner and to honor and
encourage them for serving our country and keeping their families free.
During the event, Caroline Waite and Amy Martinez-Sanchez painted red, white
and blue stars on faces for the evening while Ella Stroud proudly showed off her star.
At dinnertime, with patriotic decorations everywhere, the veterans introduced themselves and shared where and how long they had served. They sat amongst the kids and
ate and shared stories. LOGOS kids also wrote encouragement and thank you cards
which were sent to retired servicemen and active service personnel.
Ella Stroud
Advent Organ Recital Offered
At St. Michael & All Angels Church
Dr. George Farrow
D
r. George Farrow, former minister of music/organist at St. Michael & All
Angels Episcopal Church, will play an Advent organ recital at 5:45 p.m. on
Wednesday, December 3 at the church, located at 2304 Periwinkle Way on
Sanibel. Dr. Farrow’s performance will feature organ music appropriate to the Advent
season. This recital will precede the annual Lessons & Carols service sung by the
Parish Choir. All are welcome to attend this service.
ISLAND SUN - NOVEMBER 21, 2014
Moeller Duo To Perform At Church
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ist Manuel Barrueco. He has taught the guitar throughout his career at such notable
institutions as the Maryland Conservatory of Music and the Levine School of Music in
Washington, DC. He has served as Associate Professor of Guitar at Northern Illinois
University and is currently on faculty at Elgin Community College. Recently, he was
the concerto soloist with the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra.
British cellist Kerena Moeller received her bachelor’s degree in music from the
Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England and a master’s degree in
music performance and literature from Eastman School of Music. She has taught at
the Maryland Conservatory of Music and the Levine School of Music and currently at
the Music Academy of Rockford College and Elgin Community College. Kerena served
as the principal cellist in the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra and is currently the
assistant principal cellist in the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra as well as the
Rockford Symphony, the Illinois Philharmonic and the Elgin Symphony Orchestra.
FISH Helping Neighbors:
Visitation & Companionship
P
The Moeller Duo, guitarist Paul Moeller and his wife, cellist Kerena Moeller
C
ome to the 11 a.m. worship service at Sanibel Congregational United Church
of Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way, on Sunday, November 30 to enjoy the
talents of the Moeller Duo. The rare combination of the classical guitar and
cello make up the Moeller cello and guitar duo.
Together, guitarist Paul Moeller and his wife, cellist Kerena Moeller, have concertized throughout the United States, England and Italy. After winning the Baltimore
Chamber Music Awards Competition, the Moeller Duo toured throughout the U.S.
Recently, they were guest artists and judges of the International Guitar Competition in
Lagonegro, Italy. Their most recent CD, My Better Half, contains a full range of duets
from baroque to blues. The new CD is available at concert performances, and online
at www.moellermusic.com.
Classical guitarist Paul Moeller received a graduate performance diploma from
Peabody, where he spent four years under the tutelage of world-renowned guitar-
Gramma Dot’s
roviding friendly conversation and in-home visits is what the FISH Visitation
Program is all about. As some island elders or disabled are no longer able to
leave their homes, a shared cup of coffee while viewing favorite photos or
reminiscing about the past can brighten the day and reduce social isolation.
Friendship and conversation is brought into the life of island elderly or disabled
friends and neighbors. FISH volunteers even help by taking our island neighbors
shopping or to run errands. Others stay at the home to enjoy coffee and conversation. Imagine the stories they share, the history that is learned, and the wisdom being
passed on. Lasting friendships have formed, and this program has proven to be
extremely rewarding to all those involved.
By building relationships and reach out to those within the community who are
in need of a friendly face to talk to, FISH volunteers help relieve isolation and loneliness among older and disabled adults. FISH can also ensure they are receiving needed
social and emotional support, and offer knowledge and access to community resources
and services that may be of interest. Volunteers bring the warmth of friendship with
them during home visits, and help celebrate and improve quality of life for some of our
island neighbors.
For more information about volunteering, call FISH of Sanibel-Captiva at 4724775.
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ISLAND SUN - NOVEMBER 21, 2014
Shell Of The Week
Giant Bittersweet
by José H. Leal,
PhD, The BaileyMatthews National
Shell Museum
Science Director &
Curator
T
he giant bittersweet,
Glycymeris
americana
(DeFrance,
1826), is the largest species of the bittersweet family
Glycymerididae found in the western
Atlantic Ocean, attaining up to five
inches in size. Shells of the species
may be found along the beaches of
Sanibel and Captiva after storms.
Bittersweets feature a shell hinge that
consist of a curved row of a large number of chevron-shaped “teeth” (top of
left-hand photo). The hinge teeth in
bivalves ensure that the two shell parts,
or valves, do not slide past each other
in opposite directions when a predator
makes an attempt to gain access to the
animal inside. Learn more about the
giant bittersweet at http://shellmuseum.
The giant bittersweet, Glycymeris americana (DeFrance, 1826)
org/shells/shelldetails.cfm?id=183.
Shell Museum Events
New Live Touch Tank: Learn from a
marine naturalist in this hands-on experience. Hold a fighting conch, spy a lightning whelk slam its trap door shut for
protection, and witness scallops zipping
across the tank with jet propulsion skills.
Daily at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
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
11/28/14
of building her top-notch collection.
Monday at 2 p.m.
What is a Mollusk? Ever wonder where
all of those shells on the beach came
from? They were created by animals
known as “mollusks.” 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 Island Resort
on Captiva. 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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ISLAND SUN - NOVEMBER 21, 2014
Champagne, Gourmet Chocolates
And Christmas Shopping With CROW
Sealife jewelry
Glass sea turtle ornaments
O
n Monday, November 24 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., CROW’s Gift Shop will turn
into a Christmas shopping wonderland with a fantastic variety of unique gifts.
The shop offers something for all ages and tastes from children’s books, puppets and stuffed animals, to jewelry, Christmas ornaments, and art.
Most gifts are under $20 and make great stocking stuffers. Residents and visitors
are welcome to stop by for a good cause and kick off their holiday shopping while sipping champagne and sampling gourmet chocolates.
Proceeds from gift shop sales go directly to helping support CROW’s mission of
saving wildlife through care, education and collaboration.
continued on page 19
Pottery pendants
Captiva Cruises Thanksgiving Weekend
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Friday, November 28, 2014
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Cabbage Key Thanksgiving, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cruise to Useppa Island, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner on this
tropical island, Adults $40, Children $25
Enjoy the Historic Collier Inn and Museum,
Adults $40, Children $25
Cayo Costa Shelling Cruise, 9 a.m.-noon
Cayo Costa Shelling Cruise, 1-4 p.m.
(Additional cost for dinner)
Dolphin & Wildlife Adventure Cruise,
4-5:30 p.m.
Fireworks Cruise, 6-7:30 p.m.
Enjoy the Captiva Holiday Village Fireworks Show
from the water, Adults $45, Children $35
Complimentary pumpkin pie and cider will be
served, Adults $27.50, Children $18
Reservations required by calling 239-472-5300
Shell, swim, bird watch and explore
Adults $40, Children $25
Sunset Serenade
Enjoy a sunset cruise with live music,
Adults $30, Children $20
For more information visit: captivacruises.com
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ISLAND SUN - NOVEMBER 21, 2014
CROW Case Of The Week:
Former Patient Now
Animal Ambassador
by Patricia Molloy
S
ince its founding in 1968, CROW
has treated and released tens of
thousands of injured, abandoned
and orphaned wild birds, mammals and
reptiles and released them back into the
wild. While the primary goal of CROW
has always been to return patients to
their wild homes after treatment, despite
the veterinarians’ best efforts, not all
patients are able to make a full recovery.
Last year, CROW obtained a special
permit to train and keep a small number of animal ambassadors
to serve as educational models. The animals in the program
would not be able to survive on their own in the wild for a variety of health reasons and their statuses as ambassadors gives
them a second chance at life.
It is critical to understand that these animals are not pets;
proper procedure is carefully followed by specially trained staff
members to ensure the safety and comfort of each animal
ambassador. CROW has been preparing several former patients
for new roles as animal ambassadors: a red-tailed hawk, an
American kestrel, a swallow-tailed kite and a gopher tortoise.
If you would like to meet the red-tailed hawk, go to CROW’s
Visitor Education Center (3883 Sanibel Captiva Road) on
On Tuesday at 11 a.m., see CROW’s red-tailed hawk, a former patient turned animal ambassador, at the Visitor
Tuesday, November 25 at 11 a.m. Willow Bender will present
Education Center and learn fascinating facts about the species
a one-hour program on red-tailed hawks as part of the hospiphoto courtesy of Kathie McDonough
tal’s WOW (Wonders of Wildlife) lecture series. Guests will learn
hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from our local
interesting information about red-tailed hawks in general and
area. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail
what it is like to be a patient at the wildlife clinic. The audience will have the oppordonations to PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit: www.crowtunity to view the former patient turned wildlife ambassador. For more information
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ISLAND SUN - NOVEMBER 21, 2014
Cold Water
Hot Spots
by Capt. Matt
Mitchell
T
his week,
our water
temperatures
dipped below the
70 degree mark
for the first time
this season. This
cold water is at
least a few weeks
earlier than we
normally experience, and with another
major cold front forecast to come
through mid-week, water temperatures
are only going to continue to drop.
This next cold front we are expecting
will most likely put a end to the fastpaced shiner fishing we have enjoyed
for the last few months until the spring
time warmup.
Good news, though, this week is that
the red tide that has been sat out in the
Gulf for the last few months has slowly
moved south of our region without
effecting Pine Island Sound at all. A few
dead fish are washing up on the beaches
from Lover’s Key south to Marco Island,
but luckily most of the effects have
remained well offshore. The latest satellite images are now showing the highest concentrations of the red tide from
Bonita Beach south. With prevailing
north winds and currents, this red tide
bloom should continue to slowly drift
south and away from us.
Fishing for snook was the best action
for me this week. Most of the snook I’m
catching came while live shiner fishing
protected mangrove creeks. This action
was still on fire with a average of 20
to 30 snook a trip even on the coldest
windy days. Most of these snook are
way below the slot size, non-stop mixed
bag action and a few chances at bigger
snook during each trip had everyone
smiling. I’m still taking advantage of all
the shiners that around knowing that
this fast-paced method of fishing will
quickly coming to a end, and we will
be making that seasonal switch to live
shrimp fishing sooner than later.
Bigger trout are also been starting
to show up in much better numbers in
these same deeper mangrove creeks
that I’m targeting the snook. Limits of
keeper trout came easier than we have
Send Us Your Fish Tales
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he Island Sun would like to hear from anglers about their catches.
Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of
catch,
species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them
at the Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, or email to
[email protected]; or call 395-1213.
CLEAR YOUR GEAR
It Catches More Than Fish
Single hooks cause
less damage than
treble hooks
Nick Basilio from Pennsylvania with a cold water snook caught while fishing with Capt.
Matt Mitchell
seen in months, as these trout move
in from the open exposed flats of the
sound into the more sheltered, warmer
water creek systems. Free-lined shiners
where the bait of choice for these trout
which have been ranging in size from
16 to 22 inches. Sheltered clear water
sandy flats back in these same creek systems in the 1 to 3 foot range were also
holding good numbers of trout. During
cold sunny days, look for these trout to
be laid out sunning themselves in this
shallower water. When the trout get in
this pattern, they make a great sight
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Oyster-lined mangrove creeks in
south Matllacha Pass were some of my
favorite places to catch fish this week.
These sheltered creeks and creek systems offer anglers a wide variety of
species, clear water, structure and a fast
moving current. During windy cold periods, they are not only a short run that is
close to home but a good fishy place to
hide from a cold north wind.
Many of these creek systems are
tough to navigate with non-forgiving
broken oyster bottom and super shallow
narrow channel entries. Take your time
when exploring theses areas and do it
on a incoming tide until you learn how
deep the water is and how the natural
channels run between the super shallow
oyster bars.
As conditions keep getting colder,
the deep holes and shorelines in these
creeks offer some of the best big
sheepshead fishing around, along with
being a cold water refuge for some of
the biggest snook I see all year.
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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ISLAND FARE
Dine Your Way Around Sanibel And Captiva With Anne Mitchell
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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.
Eduardo Bermudez at SS Hookers, now open, by the Sanibel toll booth
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 SUN - NOVEMBER 21, 2014
From page 21
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
POCOLOCO
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.
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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.
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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.
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.)
Traffic Jam plays Friday and Saturday night at The Crow’s Nest at ’Tween Waters Inn on
Captiva
The Crow’s Nest at ’Tween Waters Inn will feature the band Traffic Jam on Friday and Saturday. Crab
Races are on Monday and Wednesday. Taylor Stokes
plays on Tuesday.
George & Wendy’s Seafood Grille has live
music tonight, Friday, with the John Allender Band.
On Saturday, it’s Cruzan Vibes, playing reggae, 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. Open mic night is Tuesday
from 8 to 11 p.m. Buckeye Ken plays on Wednesday.
Karaoke is Thursdays from 9 p.m. to midnight.
The Jacaranda has live entertainment on Friday
and Saturday with The Midlife Chryslers, 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 Gary Earle on Thursday and Friday;
Gene Federico plays on Saturday; Gary Earle plays
Sunday; Mark Dupuy plays on Monday; Perry English
plays on Tuesday; and Gene Federico plays on
Wednesday.
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.
Restaurant owners/managers, please email or
fax any changes to your entertainment schedule to
[email protected] or 395-2299.
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.
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.
Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
Congress Jewelers team: Melissa Congress, Dana Congress, Dolly Nieves and Dave Drotleff
Dinner Features
Denim And
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raditions on the Beach held a
Denim & Diamonds themed dinner
on Thursday, November 13 in collaboration with Congress Jewelers. The
evening featured a seated dinner, two
diamond showcase presentations by Con-
gress Jewelers, live music by the Cape
Cod Cowboys and line dancing lessons by
the Enchanted Ballroom.
Guests came dressed in their favorite
jeans and bling attire. They were greeted
with cowboy hats, a Congress Jewelers
goodie bag and a “Yee Haw!” Many of
the diners made their way to the dance
floor after sipping on elbow benders, such
as the Blue Diamond Martini, prepared
by Traditions’ master mixologist, Carlo.
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Florida Shrimp with Cucumber
and Herbed Cream Cheese
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese,
softened at room temperature
1/4 cup low-fat sour cream
1 tablespoon herbs, chopped
fine (dill, rosemary, parsley)
1 tablespoon chives, chopped
1 tablespoon-squeezed lemon juice
Sea salt and ground pepper to taste
2 cucumbers
30 shrimp, blanched, peeled and
deveined
In a medium-sized mixing bowl, stir
together softened cream cheese, sour
cream, herbs, chopped fresh chives and
lemon juice.
Taste and season cream cheese mixture with salt and pepper.
Cut the cucumbers (peel them if
desired) into 30 (¼-inch-thick) rounds.
To assemble, top cucumber cups with
a small spoonful of cream cheese mixture. Then, top the cream cheese mixture
with one peeled shrimp. Garnish with a
fresh dill sprig.
Keep refrigerated until served.
Florida Shrimp with Cucumber and Herbed Cream Cheese
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Plant Smart
Orangeberry
by Gerri Reaves
O
rangeberry (glycosmis pentaphylla) is a citrus relative
and is grown in the tropics of Asia and Australia.
Introduced to the United States in 1960, it is notable
mainly for its traditional medicinal uses, including fever reduction
and the treatment of skin conditions, intestinal parasites and
rheumatism, to mention only several.
It is an antioxidant, and research suggests that it can play
a positive role in the treatment of cancerous tumors and liver
disease.
Also called Jamaica mandarin orange, this evergreen shrub
or small tree has a compact crown and usually reaches no more
than 12 feet tall. It lacks the thorns of Florida’s most common
citrus trees.
The alternate lanceolate leaves of about six inches long have
three, five or seven leaflets and a spicy flavor.
Inflorescences of tiny five-petaled white flowers appear at the
ends of the branches, followed by clusters of edible juicy pinkish
translucent berries containing one or two oval seeds.
The fruit is said to have a gin or juniper flavor, thus another
common name, gin berry.
This tree prefers full sun and conditions similar to those preferred by citrus trees.
In warm climates, it blooms intermittently throughout the
year. Fruit at various stages of development might be present on
the tree simultaneously.
It is not widely available in nurseries, but is sought for its
ornamental value or unusual fruit.
But there’s a good reason to choose a native fruit tree
instead of orangeberry: it is one of the hosts for the invading
citrus swallowtail butterfly (Papilio demoleus), a threat to the
citrus industry.
Sources: edis.ifas.ufl.edu, citrusvariety.ucr.edu, ehow.com and
tradewindsfruit.com.
Non-native orangeberry is a relative of citrus and a host for an invasive butterfly that threatens the state’s citrus
Plant Smart explores the diverse flora of South Florida.
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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 from around the U.S. will be selling works of art using re-purposed and reenvisioned 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.
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Thanksgiving Buffet
WATERVIEW RESTAURANT • 1 PM - 8 PM
Enjoy an extensive buffet featuring all
of your traditional favorites in our
beautiful, Gulf-front dining room.
RESERVE YOUR PLACE AT THE TABLE
To make a reservation, please phone
(239) 395-6030. Seatings are available at
1 PM, 3 PM, 5 PM or 7 PM.
Adults $42* • Children 3-12 $18*
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Butternut Squash Bisque
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Dried Sausages, Salamis, Sopressata
Mortadella & Cheeses
Dry Cured & Pastrami Salmon
Iced Seafood Bar
Molasses-Mopped Pork Tenderloin
Roast Tom Turkey with Giblet Gravy
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Honey-Dijon Glazed Bone-In Ham
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Charcoal-Crusted Prime Rib of Beef
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Traditional Salads, Vegetables and Casseroles
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you can enjoy PocoLoco’s exclusive ice
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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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Regards,
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ISLAND SUN - NOVEMBER 21, 2014
Young Artists Awards To Grant
44 Student Scholarships This Year
Young Artist Awards finalist Callie Atkinson auditioning
R
egistration for the Young Artists Awards auditions for students ages 8 to 21
in the performing arts is now available. The program is open to all students
from throughout Southwest Florida. Forty-four cash scholarships and other
prizes will be awarded this year. To better accommodate the number of students
wishing to participate in the program, the organization has expanded to four full
days of auditions. The Young Artists Awards is the area’s premier performing arts
audition, performance, education and scholarship program for area students, now
entering its 12th year of programming.
Participants will have the opportunity to perform before panels of professional
adjudicators; over 50 judges from throughout the nation participated last year.
Students will receive scoring sheets and written comments from all members of their
judging panel. All genres of music, acting, dance and vocal performance are encouraged. Twenty-two finalists will be chosen to perform individually at the 12th annual
gala at the Broadway Palm Theatre on March 16, 2015. The finalists and the 22 runners-up will also perform in a coached group number. Their newest award, Audience
Choice, will also be voted on by audience members in attendance that evening.
In addition, all participating students will be given the opportunity to perform at
various community events. As a not-for-profit organization, the Young Artists Awards
also collaborates with other area organizations to provide additional information to
our student participants in the performing arts.
Auditions will be held on the campus of the Alliance for the Arts on Saturday,
January 17, Sunday, January 18, Saturday, January 24 and Sunday, January 25,
2015 in the following 11 categories (students may audition in multiple categories):
Classical Voice – Ages 13 to 16, ages 17 to 21
Contemporary Voice and/or Musical Theatre – Ages 8 to 12 , ages 13 to 16,
ages 17 to 21
Instrumental Music – Ages 13 to 16, ages 17 to 21
Drama – Ages 13 to 16, ages 17 to 21
Dance – Ages 8 to 14, ages 15 to 21
Students may register for two auditions in Instrumental Music if you play more than
one instrument and want to audition with each (for example, piano and flute) and you
may register for two auditions in Contemporary Voice and/or Musical Theatre if you
would like to perform one contemporary piece and one musical theatre piece.
For a guaranteed audition slot(s), registrations must be postmarked by December
15. A limited number of late registrations will be accepted on a space available basis
only if postmarked by December 31. Audition fee registration waivers are available.
Please note that many students were unable to participate last year because of space
and time limitations, so send in your registration now.
Visit the Young Artists Awards website at www.youngartistsawards.org to download the registration form, and email [email protected] or call 574-9321
for more information. Like the Young Artists Awards’ Facebook page for additional
updates and information.
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he Shell Islands Garden Club initiated the holiday season with guest speaker
Jana Telecka, designer and owner of Floral Artistry of Sanibel. Telecka masterfully presented an elegant non-traditional live garland. Then, she demonstrated
how members could replicate the beautiful design made with native silver buttonwood
and lemon leaves. In the front and back of the garland, she placed a medley of pumpkins, gourds,small vases filled with clusters of tall island grasses and a large cylindrical
glass vase filled with pumpkins, topped with water and a floating candle to finish the
stunning Thanksgiving table arrangement.
The next demonstration focused on filling a tall glass vase with large doublebranched southern magnolia, curly willow, a bromeliad and – to add that touch of
holiday sparkle – bronze painted oak leaf branches. The final exhibit was a lush phalaenopsis orchid, simply placed in a vase filled with river stones and water. Sea shells
may also be used instead of stones.
In conjunction with the demonstration, Telecka presented a stunning table replete
with holiday tablecloths, small arrangements adorned with white roses and light green
hydrangeas, white starfish local greens, and white pillar candles in tall silver holders.
She graciously donated her elegant arrangements to the members’ raffle.
The Shell Islands Garden Club meets at The Community House on the second
Tuesday of each month from October through May. For more information, call Carol
Zell, club president, at 395-2122.
From page 29
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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Orchid Society
Holiday Lunch
Shells Found
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he Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society
announced a new venue for its
annual holiday luncheon. The
Dunes Golf & Tennis Club will host the
luncheon at its clubhouse restaurant on
Monday, December 15 at 11:30 a.m.
The featured speaker for the luncheon
will be Francisco Miranda of Miranda
Orchids, located in Haines City, Florida.
His topic will be Brazilian Orchid Habitat
(The Amazon). He will also bring orchids
for purchase.
The luncheon includes one of two
choices: chicken penne with tomato, olive
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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 available for additional purchase.
Cost for the luncheon is $20 for SanCap Orchid Society members and $24
for guests, which includes tax and gratuity.
Membership dues for 2014-15 are $20.
Reservations for the luncheon, including
choice of entree, should be made with payment to the San-Cap Orchid Society by
Friday, December 5.
For more information or to pay reservations by mail, call Marilyn Kloosterman at
472-9408 or Carol Zell at 395-2122.
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ill and Russ Adler, on vacation
from Lodi, Wisconsin, found a
bounty of beautiful shells while
visiting the islands last week. They did
most of their shelling on Bowman’s
Beach.
“We had a great vacation shelling,”
the couple noted. “One junonia, 16
cones and many others.”
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ISLAND SUN - NOVEMBER 21, 2014
An Inside Look At
Wildlife Recovery
Young gopher tortoise soaking at CROW
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photos courtesy of CROW
he CROW Picture Show presents informative anecdotes about
the native and migratory wildlife
species brought to the Clinic for the
Rehabilitation of Wildlife, 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.
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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 will be
held on Friday, November 21 at 11 a.m.
in CROW’s Visitor Education Center at
3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road, across from
The Sanibel School. Admission is $5 for
adults, $3 for teens, free for members and
children 12 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 or visit www.crowclinic.org.
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Sanibel-Captiva
Conservation Foundation
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Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner
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November 25
and December
9 at 10 a.m., see the
Nature Center ambassadors. Meet Indie the
Indigo Snake, Happy
the snapping turtle,
Lucky the softshell
turtle, three beautiful
diamond back terrapins, Florida box turtle
hatchlings, and mangrove snakes. Take a
tour with a biologist to
learn about the SCCF
research and projects
associated with local
critters.
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Wednesday, November 26 at 10 a.m., learn about these living dinosaurs
to ensure human safety and their survival on the islands. With warmer temperatures, island alligators are very active and it is mating season. Take a walk on
the trails to the Sanibel River following the program or visit the butterfly house.
Cost of the program is $5 for adults with SCCF members and children free.
Remember, never feed an alligator.
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Sandsculpting
Championship Sweepstakes
T
o coincide with the American Sandscupting Championship, the Fort Myers
Beach Chamber of Commerce is offering a chance to win a free hotel stay or
free food on Fort Myers Beach. Visit www.facebook.com/FMBChamber and
like the facebook page and then click on the tab for the sweepstakes. You can also
like partners for additional entries.
The American Sandsculpting Championship runs from November 21 to 30 from 10
a.m. to 6 p.m. at The Wyndham Garden Hotel, 6890 Estero Boulevard on Fort Myers
Beach. For more information on the championship, visit www.sandsculptingfmb.com.
Our email address is [email protected]
Giant cane toad
Invasive
Non-Native Cane Toad
Enjoy a Full Year of Sanibel and Captiva
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earn about Sanibel’s new invasive non-native, the giant cane
toad, and how to catch them on
Wednesday, December 3 at 10 a.m.
The cane toad eats anything – birds,
other frogs, snakes, dogfood, even each
other. And it is toxic if eaten by pets.
They were found breeding on Sanibel
during frog call surveys during the summer of 2012 for the first time.
Call SCCF at 472-2329 for more
information on these programs unless
otherwise indicated. Sanibel-Captiva
Conservation Foundation is located at
3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road.
Shell Found
Martine Daigle
M
artine Daigle found an alphabet
cone last week near Tarpon Bay
Beach. Daigle, who has a home
in Canada and Sanibel, said, “Sanibel
Island is always in my heart!”
To advertise in the
Island Sun
Call 395-1213
Holiday Gift or Vacation Souvenir
Available at Fine Stores Throughout the Islands*
Mail Orders send $14.95 per calendar (plus $2.00 shipping) to:
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P. O. Box 356 • Sanibel Island, Florida 33957
*Islanders, The Blind Pass Tide Edition
Includes Sunrise & Sunset. Only $17.95 (plus $2.00 S&H)
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ISLAND SUN - NOVEMBER 21, 2014
Kick Off The Season At The Holly Ball
T
he Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) has enlisted a group of Holly
Belles for the 2014 Holly Ball. They are already feeling festive as they begin the
preparations for the event.
The 2014 Holly Ball, sponsored by The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, will be
held Sunday, December 14 at The Sanctuary Golf Club from 6 to 10 p.m. The ball
will feature cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, fine dining, live auction, raffle and dancing
to live music by Pocket Change. Proceeds from the event will go directly to helping
CROW care for and release local Southwest Florida wildlife.
This year’s Holly Belles are Mary Jo Bogdon, Tiffany Burns, Vonnie Dressel, Nicole
McHale, Harriet Pattison, Kathy Polk, Veronica Powers and Merrill Taylor. They are
Al Hanser, founder and chairman of The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company with Holly Belles
Vonnie Dressel, Merrill Taylor and Mary Jo Bogdon, and Steve Greenstein, vice president
of the trust company
planning a great event that is sure to be a lot of fun.
Tickets are $150 each and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact James Robinson at 472-3644 ext. 227 or [email protected]
To advertise in the Island Sun call 395-1213
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ISLAND SUN - NOVEMBER 21, 2014
‘Life Is For The Birds’
At Ocean’s Reach
American bald eagle
A
mong guests’ favorite features at Ocean’s Reach Condominium Resort is its
Osprey-Cam, providing a bird’s eye view of their favorite feathered friends as
they return annually to make their home on Sanibel Island.
Ocean’s Reach guests have long enjoyed watching a family of resident ospreys
at the resort. Seven years ago, they constructed a special 35-foot nesting platform
expressly for the birds. For five years, fans were able to watch as the male and female
ospreys, who mate for life, flew back to each other in the fall and raised a family each
spring.
The last couple of years, however, have provided a poignant lesson in nature. Two
years ago, the female did not return to Ocean’s Reach, leading the male to try to
establish a pair bond with a new mate.
Unfortunately, the new pair has yet to successfully mate. This year, the ospreys
have encountered a new challenge; a pair of American bald eagles who also want to
lay claim to the nest.
Earlier this month, a pair of bald eagles started showing up periodically in the nest.
After consulting birding expert Mark “Bird” Westall, the staff learned that the male
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eagle, whose eye stripe indicates that he is
a “very young adult,” may have a potential mate and is desperate to establish a
territory that is not already occupied on
the island (Sanibel is limited in suitable tall,
super-canopy trees that can hold an eagle
nest). According to Westall, “Young eagles
that have not been able to establish a territory yet would be trying very hard to do
so, especially if they had a potential female
mate sitting around ‘twiddling her thumbs’
expecting the male to find a spot.”
But it certainly looks as though the
Ocean’s Reach ospreys are not going to
give up without a fight. They have been
“buzzing” the eagles repeatedly and seem
intent on reclaiming their site.
The odds are highly unlikely that the
eagles will ultimately nest here, as they
typically like to be 70 to 80 feet high, in
a much more shaded and secluded area.
With that being said, however, the eagles
have visited daily for several weeks now,
using the Ocean’s Reach nesting platform
as a place to perch and eat.
Westall said, “If the eagles really want
the site, they can win the site. But I doubt
that they are really interested, more like
they are desperate. The male osprey is the
one who probably has the greatest desire
to maintain the territory, so my bet would
go for him to win out in the end. We will
just have to wait and see how things play
out.”
If you’d like to follow the action for
yourself, visit Ocean’s Reach at 2230
Camino del Mar, or view the Osprey-Cam
and videos at www.oceansreach.com.
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Receive one complimentary glass from our selected featured Italian wines and a sample of
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Suncatcher’s
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Tuttle’s
Horse Shop
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Tuttle’s Sea
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Sanibel Scenes calendars are also
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ISLAND SUN - NOVEMBER 21, 2014
BIG ARTS Film Academy
Thanksgiving Crafts, Games And
Stories Offered At Sanibel Library
Omar
by Hyde Tucker
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For Monday
Night
workshop of
this season will
be held at 9:30
a.m. Wednesday,
November 26 in
Phillips Gallery at
BIG ARTS. It will
last until noon.
Omar is a Palestinian film that
was nominated earlier this year for an
Academy Award for best foreign language film. It provides a slice of what
life is like for some Palestinian people. I
think it shows why they do some of the
things they do.
Omar is a young man deeply in love,
who works as a baker. No stranger to
the dangers that go with living in the
occupied territories, he gets caught up in
a resistance effort. He is strong, bright
and courageous. The film deals with
who among the Palestinians may be a
traitor.
There is violence. There are subtitles.
Running time is 1 hour, 37 minutes.
A discussion about the film and film
making in general will follow the showing. Among the matters that will be
addressed are: What was the motivation
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of the Palestinians in making this film
and how are the Israeli people depicted?
Another question is: Why did the viewing of Omar pick up strongly during
the recent difficulty between Israel and
Gaza?
The workshop costs $5 for members
of BIG ARTS and $6 for non-members.
Tickets are available at the BIG ARTS
office, 900 Dunlop Road.
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he Sanibel Public Library’s weekly
children’s program schedule has
been changed to adapt to the
Thanksgiving holiday. There will be a
special Thanksgiving storytime with stories, games and a craft on Wednesday,
November 26 at 10 a.m. for children
in second grade or younger. Locals and
non-residents are invited to library children’s programs, and there is no additional cost to participate.
Sanibel Public Library will be hosting
local author Charlotte Davenport at 1
p.m. on Wednesday, November 26 for a
craft and discussion of her new children’s
book, Abby and the Eaglet. The book
tells the story of a girl who visits Sanibel
and learns about wildlife and rescuing
injured animals. All ages are invited to
participate in the program. A complete
list of children’s programs are listed on
the library’s website.
For more information about the
Sanibel Public Library, call 472-2483 or
visit www.sanlib.org.
The Perfect Thanksgiving
Local Authors Signing Christmas Book
T
he Christmas Anniversary, co-authored by Fort Myers Beach resident
Edwina Raffa and former Sanibel resident Annelle Rigsby, debuted this
week just in time for book clubs seeking a book for their December read,
and others looking for the lighthearted Christmas novel full of humor and holiday
recipes.
Raffa and Rigsby’s previous works include three children’s historical adventure
novels Race to Kitty Hawk (published in 2003 by silver Moon Press, New York
City, New York), Escape to he Everglades (published in 2006 by Pineapple Press,
Sarasota, Florida) and Kidnapped in Key West (published in 2008 by Pineapple
Press).
The duo worked at The Sanibel School for many years as school counselor
and curriculum specialist, respectively, and formed their writing partnership upon
retirement in 1996. Since that time, they have traveled the state giving interactive presentations about Florida history and the process of writing. The educational
programs on Escape to the Everglades, the story surrounding Osceola and the
Second Seminole War and Kidnapped in Key West, the story of Henry Flager and
his Over-Sea Railroad, provided many Florida fourth graders with the opportunity to
meet the authors and ask book-related questions.
In 2012, the centennial year marking the completion of Henry Flagler’s OverSea railroad, the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum in Palm Beach commissioned
Raffa and Rigsby to present their kidnapped in Key West program to all Key West
elementary schools, Ten elementary schools in Palm Beach County, and 10 schools
in Dade County. The presentation included a reenactment of the grand celebration
that greeted Flagler in Key West on January 22, 1912 upon the completion of his
railroad.
Currently, Raffa and Rigsby are working on a new Florida-based historical novel
for middle grade readers to be published next spring.
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November 22 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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From page 1
CROW’s Taste Of The
Islands A Huge Success
Sundial Beach Resort & Spa
Traders Café & Store
T
he Clinic For The Rehabilitation Of Wildlife (CROW) held its 33rd annual
Taste of the Islands on Sunday, November 16. The weather was beautiful,
the food was fantastic and the music was great. The judges had fun tasting
all the local delicacies prepared for them by the Taste of the Islands’ restaurant participants.The winners are:
The Taste of the Taste – The Sand Bar
People’s Choice – Traders (keeping their title from last year)
Sustainable Seafood – Thistle Lodge: Macadamia Encrusted Mahi Mahi with Coconut
Beurre Blanc
Best Appetizer – Thistle Lodge: Tuna Tatake Purse
Best Appetizer – Honorable Mention – Timbers: Shrimp Jalapeno Spring Roll
Best Dessert – Rosie’s Café and Grill: Cupcake Sundae
Best Meat – Blue Coyote: “Kurobuta” Pork with Sweet Blackberry Gastrique
Best Meat – Honorable Mention – The Jacaranda: Cochinita Pibil
Best Seafood – The Sand Bar – Crab Cake
Best Seafood – Honorable Mention – Starfish Grille: Crunchy Tuna Roll
Best Vegetarian – Timbers: Greek Salad and Summer Roll
Doc Ford’s Rum & Bar Grille on Sanibel
CROW offers its congratulations to the winners and thanks all the restaurants for
participating and making it a great event.
Thistle Lodge
Normandie’s Seaside Café
Matzaluna, The Italian Kitchen
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The Sandbar
Blue Coyote Supper Club
Island Cow
Cip’s Place
The Timbers Restaurant & Fish Market
The Pecking Order
Rosie’s Café & Grill
Fresh Taqueria
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Sanibel Fish House
Starfish Grille
Jacaranda
Attending CROW’s Taste of the Islands were clinic staff and volunteers, from left, Jaclyn
Neri, Katy Nalven, Willow Bender, Dr. Jen Riley and Missy Fox
photos by Jeff Lysiak
Sanibel Deli & Coffee Factory
Among the Flowers Café
Enjoying Taste fare are, from left, Roberta and Oliver Bewsey, Annie Feldsteen and
Guillermo and Diana Garcia
John Sprecher, COASTE founder and executive editor, and David Liebetrau, owner of
Banner Pool Service
Mark Baldassarre, co-owner of Island
Rental Services and Melissa Congress
Tom and Loretta Shiner, Fred and Mary Bondurant, and Don and Marletta “Marty” Short
(new agents with Rosier Insurance)
Marit Hansen-Mouchou with Dani and Stan Howard
Jeannie Kendall and Steve Radakovic
from Point Ybel Brewery
Adalie Donovan, 3, gets her face painted
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ISLAND SUN - NOVEMBER 21, 2014
Monday Night Movie
Le Week-End
by Di Saggau
T
he BIG
ARTS movie
for Monday,
November 24 is
Le Week-End,
a UK/French
film starring Jim
Broadbent as
Nick and Lindsay
Duncan as Meg,
a long-married
academic couple who take an anniversary trip to Paris to rekindle their
relationship. The film begins on a train
as we watch them engage in what are
obviously age-old travel rituals. Their
sojourn reignites youthful passions on
one hand, and years of accumulated
resentments and regrets on the other.
Duncan and Broadbent bring their
characters funnily and bitingly to life.
Once they arrive at their destination,
the conversation initially turns comedic when Meg takes one look at the
depressing cut-rate dump of a room that
Nick has booked and says with disgust,
“It’s beige!” Nick replies, a tad defensively, “There’s a certain light-browness
about it, yes.” They quickly move to
a high-end hotel complete with Eiffel
Tower view and a fully stocked mini-bar.
When told that Tony Blair once stayed
in their suite, Nick says, “As long as
they changed the sheets.”
Meg is bold, decisive, impractical and
reckless. Nick is fussy, clumsy, fretful
and tentative. Given that they are both
academics, the talk gushes forth was
they visit picturesque museums, bistros,
book shops, churches and cemeteries.
They argue about their son who wants
to move back home. Nick reveals he
is about to be pushed into early retirement. Meg admits that she has considered spending her golden years without
him.
The exchanges between the two
alternate between tender and venomous
until a human wild card arrives on the
scene in the form of Jeff Goldblum, an
American author named Morgan, whose
character is akin to throwing a Roman
candle into the room. At a dinner party
in honor of Morgan’s latest tome, Nick
and Meg go off on their own little
adventures of self-discovery, and leave
perhaps with a renewed commitment,
Or maybe not. In any case, the final
images will put a smile on your face and
will lead to a good discussion. The film
runs one hour, 33 minutes.
Next up on December 1 is
Bethlehem, an Israeli film that explores
the complex relationship between a
young Palestinian informant and an
older Israeli secret service officer who
has recruited the kid to spy on his
neighbors. I’ll have more on that 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 Phillips 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.
Shell Found
Caitlin Smith’s junonia
C
aitlin Smith, who works for the
Sanibel Sea School, found a
piece of a junonia on Sunset
Beach on Captiva last week.
FabLab Fun At Sanibel Public Library
Building with K’NEX blocks
Kids make art bots out of pool noodles
Jackson McKee and Tyler Richards build a pyramid from cups
S
anibel Public Library’s children’s area has opened the new FabLab – a place to
learn, create and design. For the FabLab kickoff on November 10, more than
30 kids made projects like a hovercraft from recycled CDs, artbots made with
pool noodles, and catapults made from popsicle sticks.
FabLab is an area for school-aged children to try their hand building things with
Strawbees, LEGOS, Magformers or Keva planks. Kids can create with Snap Circuits,
K’NEX and other interactive kits in the FabLab on weekdays during normal library
hours.
“Our library is a destination, it’s not only a place to borrow items, but also a place
to design, build and create,” said Barbara
Dunkle, children’s librarian at Sanibel
Public Library.
Many libraries across the U.S. are
opening FabLabs or hackerspaces – areas
for people with common interests to share
knowledge, socialize and collaborate on
projects.
Youth programs are supported by the
Joan Hunt Cory Children’s Fund of the
Sanibel Public Library Foundation and its
generous donors. For more information
about the foundation or to make a donation, call the library at 472-2483 or visit
www.sanlib.org.
Zaddek Taylor with Magformers
ISLAND SUN - NOVEMBER 21, 2014
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
I cannot abandon all thought
achieve union with my higher self
while that ant walks on my lips
Follow your breath, hold, hold,
release!
Stay in the now
Relax, relax relax
The now is irritating
the ant’s physical path
blocks my spiritual path
Go inside you where there is
strength
hone the body, tone the body,
relax, relax, relax
Relax Relax Relax
by Tanya Hochschild
Dawn yoga class
on a lawn in India
Relax, relax, relax
Our teacher leads us through
a synergy of energy,
guides us deeper into meditation
An ant crawls across my chin
unbearable tickle not to be relieved
relax, relax, relax
Relax your right knee, your left knee
relax your toes, abandon all thought
fellow yogis hardly breathe
What if I eat the ant?
will it sting?
one lick and it is gone
The lotus-positioned yogi strikes a
chime
we all come out of that deep place
except for the ant
The yogi chants, Om, Om, Om
mantra unifies body, mind and spirit,
we join in the chorus
Sh ant i, sh ant i, sh ant i,
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.
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Library Programs
December Programs at
Captiva Memorial Library
N
ext month’s roster of activities at the Captiva Memorial Library offers topics
for children and teens. The following programs are free to the public:
CHILDREN
December Holidays Florida Style
3 p.m. Saturday, December 6
It does not snow on Captiva, but kids can make their own fake snow. There will
also be holiday stories featuring snow.
Kids Read Down Fines
10 to 11 a.m. Saturdays, December 13 and 27
Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading, during the allotted time. A total of $8 per day may be earned. For ages 18 and younger.
Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. Bring your
library card with you. Your library card or library card number is required in order to
access your account.
Happy Holidays!
3 p.m. Saturday, December 20
Enjoy holiday stories and poetry. Make a Christmas tree out of cupcake wrappers.
TEENS
Kids Read Down Fines
10 to 11 a.m. Saturdays, December 13 and 27
Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading, during the allotted time. A total of $8 per day may be earned. For ages 18 and younger.
Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. Bring your
library card with you. Your library card or library card number is required in order to
access your account.
The Captiva Memorial Library is located at 11560 Chapin Lane in Captiva. For
more information about a program or to register, call the library at 533-4890. A sign
language interpreter is available with five business days notice to library staff.
Check the Lee County Library System’s website at www.leelibrary.net to
find out about programs at other locations. Call the host library, or Telephone
Reference at 479-INFO (4636), for more information about a specific program.
To advertise in the Island Sun call 395-1213
Children’s Book Author To
Appear At Sanibel Library
Abby and the Eaglet book and plush animals
S
anibel Public Library will be hosting local author Charlotte Davenport at 1
p.m. on Wednesday, November 26 for a craft and discussion of her new children’s book, Abby and the Eaglet. The book tells the story of a girl who visits
Sanibel and learns about wildlife and rescuing injured animals. All ages are invited
to participate in the program.
Davenport is a nurse practitioner and
part-time Southwest Florida resident. She
uses her medical training to help out at
the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife
(CROW) on Sanibel, where she and her
husband, Larry, volunteer. Davenport
wrote and illustrated the book for her
granddaughter, Abby. The book contains
many watercolor scenes of Sanibel and
teaches about local wildlife.
Abby and the Eaglet is available at
the Sanibel Public Library as a book kit,
and includes four baby animals – an otter,
owlet, bobcat kitten and eaglet – to take
home to enjoy with the book. Davenport’s
Sanibel Public Library presentation will also
include a show-and-tell of medical tools
used at CROW and explanation of some of
the treatments used to help injured wildlife.
Stop by Dairy Queen, MacIntosh
Books, Sanibel Island Bookshop or Ships
Store at Sanibel Marina to purchase the
book for the author to sign at the library
on November 26. A portion of book sales
support CROW.
A complete list of children’s programs
Sanibel author Charlotte Davenport with
are listed on the library’s website. The
her children’s book
library children’s weekly program schedule
has been changed to adapt to the Thanksgiving holiday. There will also be a special
Thanksgiving storytime with stories, games and a craft on Wednesday, November
26 at 10 a.m. for children in second grade or younger. Locals and non-residents are
invited to attend the library children’s programs, and there is no additional cost to participate.
For more information about the Sanibel Public Library, call 472-2483 or visit www.
sanlib.org.
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SECTION
NEWSPAPER
Sanibel & Captiva Islands
VOL. 22, NO. 22
SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA
NOVEMBER 21, 2014
Highlights Of Crackerfest
Crackerfest workers, from left, Elizabeth Farnham, Leah Biery, Ryan Carstens, Caitlyn Smith,
Emily Sampson and Kristen Potter
photos by Jeff Lysiak
Richard Johnson and Dr. Bruce Neill
Nancy and Jerry Cunningham
Michelle Tenbrook and Glinda Stamm
Debbie and Tim Stone
Eric Kirkland selling raffle tickets
Rachel and Paul Tritaik
Attendees check out the silent auction items up for bid
Uproot Hootenanny performs for the crowd
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ISLAND SUN - NOVEMBER 21, 2014
Rotary
Happenings
submitted by Shirley Jewell
T
he Sanibel-Captiva Rotary
Club’s speaker recently was a
guest from The Bailey-Matthews
National Shell Museum, Dr. Harry G.
Lee. Participating in the R. Tucker
Abbott Visiting Curatorship fellowship
program, Dr. Lee spent one week this
month in residence at the museum
helping to identify some of the museum’s more mysterious micromollusks.
So, I guess what I thought we would
be hearing about from our speaker was
something about micromollusks. Well, I
was somewhat wrong.
Dr. Lee’s topic was actually concentrated on John James Audubon’s The
Birds of America. As Dr. Lee explained,
if we look closer at Audubon’s famous
bird paintings, although primarily and
foremost focused on the birds, he also
included seashells in many of his beautiful composition of shore birds.
Audubon was the most successful naturalist artist of his time, and definitely for
many, of all time. The Birds of America
is the single greatest ornithological works
ever produced and is the realization of
Audubon’s dream of traveling throughout the United States recording, natural
size, every native bird then know. The
435 double-elephant folio-sized plates,
printed by the Havells of London, depict
some 1,065 different species, the major-
responsible for the shells… not sure.
Art and nature, side by side. Both
beautiful, both with mysteries abound.
The next time you see a beautiful shell
on the beach, find out its name, find out
where else it is found in the world, find
out how many different species of this
shell are in other countries... or just take
a trip to the Shell Museum, where you
will definitely be challenged to look at
our natural environment with a broader
sense of understanding and be given all
types of information about shells from
all over the world and information as to
the purpose of those small little creatures
within and their place in nature’s food
chain.
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]
ity drawn from specimens that Audubon
himself had captured Audubon Gallery.
But here is where the surprise comes
in. Although shells were included in
the paintings, they were often not the
right kind of shells. In other words, the
mollusks pictured in the paintings were
not found in the same area as the birds
pictured, or in some cases, the shells
were misidentified. Would most of us
have noticed? I don’t think so, but Dr.
Lee did... and that’s the point. Experts in
any field look at things a little differently
than the average gal or guy. If you are
a well-noted shell expert and are look-
ing at paintings that include shells, more
than likely you would be able to identify
the type of shells in the composition and
where the shells are found. You know
what they say, you can’t fool Mother
Nature. And in this case, you can’t fool a
good scientist.
Dr. Lee showed us a number of
slides to illustrate his point: Plate 212
Common Gull – wrong shells placed in
picture; Plate 253 Jager – you will see a
marine bird and a fresh water shell; Plate
221 Mallard – land duck eating wrong
mollusk; Plate 299 Red-Back Sandpiper
– collection of shells from all different
parts of the country; etc.
Since the birds were Audubon’s true
subject, the background and objects
included in the pictures were there mostly to enhance the magnificence of the
birds. Shells were used to fill in the composition and fill in the setting. Audubon
painted the birds and, for many of his
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2015 San-Cap Heart
Walk Seeking Sponsors
Speakers at last week’s Sanibel-Captiva Heart Walk executive breakfast and sponsorship meeting included, from left, Bruce Inverso, Sandy Teger, Chuck Bergstrom, Megan
Weinstein and Art Cassell
photos by Jeff Lysiak
by Jeff Lysiak
T
he American Heart Association (AHA) will present the 2nd annual SanibelCaptiva Heart Walk on Sunday, February 15. Organized by island neighbors
who have been affected by heart and stroke issues, this family event focuses
on heart health awareness and raising funds for AHA’s life saving research, education and advocacy.
The walk will start at the corner of Tarpon Bay Road and Island Inn Road at 2
p.m., with snacks, health information, warm-up exercises, door prizes and time to
socialize beginning at 1 p.m. Although normally 5K (3.1-miles), participants of all
ages and physical capabilities are encouraged to walk whatever distance is comfortable for them. Pets are also welcome.
Last week, members of the San-Cap Heart Walk executive committee held a
breakfast at The Sanctuary Golf Club, with several local residents – including Art
Cassell and Chuck Bergstrom – sharing their survivor stories. Cassell recalled the
details of his heart attack, which occurred on May 31, 1981 while he was on a flight
from New York to Japan.
At only 48 years of age, Cassell underwent six-way coronary bypass surgery.
Today, just short of age 80, the islander
plays golf three to four times per week and
walks three miles on the days he doesn’t
play golf.
“If it weren’t for heart research being
done,” he noted, “I probably wouldn’t be
here today.”
Also during the meeting, Megan
Weinstein and Bruce Inverso spoke on the
topic The Mission of the American Heart
and Stroke Association while Dr. Brian
Taschner offered information on cardiovascular disease risk factors and the obesity
epidemic.
The American Heart Association’s
research has contributed to advances in
heart surgery techniques and new drugs.
The education programs have put emphasis on prevention with guidelines used by
Art Cassell shares his survivor story
physicians and other professionals with
efforts to combat childhood obesity.
Prior to the walk, there will be a festival area featuring sponsors, advocacy and
educational recourses on heart disease and stroke, along with fun, heart-healthy activities.
“I’m really looking forward to having a good time at the walk,” added Cassell.
“Everyone had a lot of fun last year.”
During the event, music will be provided by Dan Confrey, courtesy of Amy
Morgan and Thank You For The Dance. Refreshments and door prizes will be supplied by local sponsoring merchants including Bailey’s General Store. A voluntary
contribution of $50 is suggested. Organizers invite you to bring your friends and family and experience the good time had by all last year.
Dr. Brian Taschner answers a question from
a member in the audience
Chuck Bergstrom
Sponsors are also being sought.
Opportunities include:
Platinum Level Sponsor ($5,000) –
Table in the festival area, Platinum-level
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opportunity to speak from the stage,
opportunity to host one of the following at
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ISLAND SUN - NOVEMBER 21, 2014
Bank Sponsors Middle School Nature
Photography Contest At Refuge
Bank of the Islands Sanibel/Captiva office manager Willy Ocasio with “Ding” Darling Wildlife
Society associate director Sarah Lathrop and refuge education specialist Becky Wolff Larkin
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$2 Million Purse In Tour Championship
by Ed Frank
W
ith the top women golfers in the world competing for
a record $2 million purse, this weekend’s CME Group
Tour Championship at the Tiburon Golf Club in
Naples provides an exciting climax to the 2014 LPGA season.
The winner of the four-day tournament will take home the
$500,000 first-place prize. In addition – and perhaps even more
important – nine players have a shot to win a $1 million bonus
in the Race to the CME Globe.
The Race to the CME Globe is a season-long competition
with points awarded to players making tournament cuts, members who finish in the top 40 of each tournament and, of course,
tournament champions.
The formula has nine players with the highest points accumulation mathematically
qualified to win the $1 million top prize. They are Stacy Lewis, World No. 1 Inbee
Park, Rookie of the Year Lydia Ko, Michelle Wie, So Yeon Ryu, Shanshan Feng,
Anna Nordqvist, Chella Choi and Karrie Webb.
Also up for grabs this weekend is the Vare Trophy for the season’s lowest scoring
average and the prize for the leading LPGA money winner. Lewis, with $2,502,309
in winnings this year, held a slight edge over Park with $2,209,460.
“Our field is truly the best of the best,” said tournament director Gail Graham.
“You don’t get to Naples without qualifying by winning a tournament or qualifying
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The tournament will be televised live daily over the Golf Channel. Last year, the
tournament reached 127 million homes in 158 countries. This is the fourth year of the
season-ending CME Group Tour Championship, and the third held here in Naples.
Tickets are available each day at the course.
An important sidelight to the tournament is the Wounded Warriors Project, where
the CME Group awards $1,000 for each eagle recorded throughout the year with the
prize increased to $5,000 for this week’s tournament. To date, $275,000 has been
raised to assist wounded veterans.
Marlins Stanton Reportedly To Get Record $325 Million Contract
As we went to press earlier this week, there were reports that the Miami Marlins
were prepared to sign Giancarlo Stanton to a record-setting 13-year, $325 million
contract.
It would be the largest contract in the history of professional sports in this country.
The staggering sum is just $15 million shy of the combined payroll of the Marlins
for the past six years. And it is nearly double what the Marlins contributed to the building of Marlins Park that opened in 2012.
Stanton is coming off a banner year, finishing second the National League MVP
voting. He hit .288 this past season and belted 37 homers to lead the league.
He was seriously injured on September 11, when he was hit in the face with a
pitch from Mike Fiers of the Milwaukee Brewers. He suffered facial lacerations, multiple fractures and dental damage.
Everblades Sweep Three On The Road
The Florida Everblades won three straight games on the road last weekend to
remain atop the Eastern Division of the ECHL.
The local hockey team defeated South Carolina twice and earned a Sunday victory
over Gwinnett.
The Everblades return to home ice this weekend at Germain Arena for Friday and
Saturday night games against Gwinnett starting at 7:30 and 7 p.m., respectively.
1. Name the only team in the A.L. East to not win a division title since the 1994 strike-shortened
season.
2. Which manager whose last name begins with “A” had more major-league victories: Walter
Alston or Sparky Anderson?
3. Who was the only NFL running back to have back-to-back seasons of at least 1,800 yards?
4. Center Lew Alcindor (the future Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) lost only two games in three seasons
of basketball at UCLA. Who were the losses against?
5. Which hockey player holds the record for most points in Olympic history?
6. When was the last time before 2014 that Norway finished in the top two spots in an Olympic
Nordic combined event?
7. In 2014, golfer Hideki Matsuyama became the fourth male Japanese player to win on the PGA
Tour. Name two of the first three.
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1. The Toronto Blue Jays. 2. Anderson, with 2,194 victories to Alston’s 2,040. 3. Eric Dickerson -- 1983 (1,808
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SANIBEL 8-BALL POOL LEAGUE 2014-15
Standings through November 17
Rich Rompala
Standing
Team Name
Won
Lost
First
Bunt’s Ball Busters
67
29
Second
Sanibel Café
53
43
Third
Sandycappers
47
49
Fourth
Fresh Legion Crew
47
49
Fifth
Island Lifers
41
53
Sixth
Legion Motley Crew
33
63
Wayne Turner and Bob Hummel
November 17 Results
Sanibel Island Golf Club
Blind Draw Determines Outcome
Bunt’s Ball Busters
13
Sandycappers
3
O
Fresh Legion Crew
10
Sanibel Café
6
Island Lifers
9
Legion Motley Crew
7
n November 15, the Sanibel Island Golf Club’s men played a two-man best
net ball game, with 90 percent handicap applied to determine final scores.
The winner was Rich Rompala, who had to have a blind draw because of
the odd total number of players in the field. The result was an interesting coincidence.
Rompala shot his usual steady game, and despite putting two balls in the water on par
three’s, had several natural birdies. The blind draw, selected at random for his partner,
was Bob Hummel who – when combined with Rompala’s score – resulted in a score
of net 60. Hummel and his partner, Wayne Turner, also had a score of 60, but when
a scorecard playoff was calculated, Rompala was awarded first place by one stroke.
Hummel and Turner ended up in second place and would have won if anyone but
Hummel had been the blind draw.
President of the SIGC Men’s League Dave Lewis and Fred Zimmer followed closely
with a score of 61 for third. They had several net birdies, which accounted for their
good performance. Because of the two-man format, a fourth place was given to Tom
Rathbone and Al Krause with a score of 63.
Sanibel 8-Ball Pool League
Sandycappers,
Crew Now Tied
B
unt’s Ball Busters pushed
Sandycappers into a third place
tie with Fresh Legion Crew with
a resounding 13-3 victory. Terry Ricotta
led the way for the victors by pounding
Jeff Brown, 4-0.
Ball Buster Dave Doane dazzeled
John Riegert with three 8-ball banks to
win three out of four. Riegert was heard
to say, “If he could just play better position, Doane would never have 8-ball bank
opportunity.”
With a break and run in his first
game, Buster Noah Smith shook off the
cold of a Maine winter and beat back
Sandycapper Captain Kevin Pottorf, 3-1.
Rich Ennis used stellar safety play to also
vanquish Jack Dalton, 3-1.
continued on page 10B
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ISLAND SUN - NOVEMBER 21, 2014
Superior Interiors
Getting Into
Decorating
by Jeanie Tinch
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Create your
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Professional decorators’ techniques
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ISLAND SUN - NOVEMBER 21, 2014
The Dunes Womens Golf Association
First Round
Leaderboard
E
Members of the Dunes Men’s Golf Association participated in the first event of the season
The Dunes Mens Golf Association
Quota Points
O
n November 12, The Dunes
Men’s 18 hole group continued
to compete in their weekly event.
This week’s competition format was
Individual Quota Points, and as usual,
the competition was friendly but heated.
Event leaders were:
First Flight
1st
Hank Humphrey
2nd
Mike Hnatow
3rd
Tom Shriner
4th
Jack Strothman
Second Flight
T-1st Jim Burkholder
T-1st Jack Pagel
3rd
Tom Veratti
T-4th Bill Daly
T-4th Ed Greenberg
Third Flight
1st
Pat McNeilus
2nd
Stan Hirschfeld
3rd
Ed Hannon
4th
Dave Jones
5th
Dan Alton
The following players also qualified
for the Gulf Coast Men’s Interclub at The
Legends on November 17:
Hank Humphrey
Mike Hnatow
Tom Shriner
Dave Jones
Jack Strothman
Bill Hotchkiss
Rocky Cantalupo
Ray Galligan
Jim Boughton
Norb Kunz
Gordon Rains
Bob Schoen
(Ken Grosse and Olivier Perrotte are
the alternates)
ven though it was a windy day on
Sanibel with a cold front passing
through, The Dunes Women’s Golf
Association ladies turned up the heat on
November 14.
The following is a list of the first round
leaderboard:
Flight #1 Ann McDonald 61
Anne Frymoyer 66
Sharon Hannon 66
Flight #2 Noel Barbie
66
Mardi Glenn
66
Jana Stone
66
Flight #3 Roberta Rohl
68
Carol Brodersen 72
Wanda Malone
72
Around the green today, these DWGA
ladies tore it up with chip-ins:
Mary Donovan (2) – Holes #5 and
#18
Lesley Simmons – Hole #10
Gretha Christensen – Hole #18
Mike Dutton – Hole #6
From page 8B
his winning ways with a 3-1 thrashing of
Pattee Frank. His production helped push
Island Lifers 11 games ahead of last place
Legion Motley Crew
Big match for this Monday is
Sandycappers vs. Fresh Legion Crew.
Both teams are tied for third place.
Matches start at 5 p.m. at American
Legion Post 123, with spectators welcome.
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Sanibel 8-Ball
Doc Lubinski and Becky Skog posted
3-1 wins over John Earle and Joe Mason
to lead Fresh Legion Crew to a 10-6 victory over Sanibel Café. Larry Hancock
and Gator Gates had two wins each for
the Legion Crew.
Captain Jack Cunningham continued
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ISLAND SUN - NOVEMBER 21, 2014
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Sanibel Island Golf Club
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anibel Island Golf Club ladies
opened their season this month
with a game that took it easy on
their short game. This week’s game was
Tee to Green, only counting the number
of shots it took to get to the green. The
winners were:
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A flight
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B flight
1st Gloria Waterhouse
2nd Jane Lautermilch
C flight
1st Barbara Egan
2nd Barb Mulka
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A flight
1st Jane Fredericks
2nd Joan Miller
B flight
1st Janet Turner
2nd Tina Tober
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ISLAND SUN - NOVEMBER 21, 2014
The 25th Annual
Jacaranda
Golf Tournament
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.
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• Dancing and Entertainment
Path To Wellness 5K Run/Walk Results
And they’re off! Nearly 200 runners and walkers participated in the 4th annual Path To
Wellness 5K Run/Walk held on November 8
N
early 200 runners and walkers participated in the 4th annual Path To
Wellness 5K Run/Walk on November 8, raising $14,000 to help residents
with mental health and substance use disorders in Southwest Florida. The
event benefited SalusCare, the region’s largest provider of treatment for individuals
with mental health and substance use disorders.
John Bates of Captiva won the Senior Grand Masters division for males 60 and
older with a race time of 21 minutes, 21 seconds.
Laurie Jensen of Sanibel won first place in the female ages 55 to 59 division with a
race time of 25 minutes, 40 seconds.
The race was won by Alejandro Pedraza, 19, of Naples, who ran the 3.1-mile
course at Florida SouthWestern State College in 15 minutes, 31 seconds, setting a
new record for the race. The top female finisher was Melissa Guzman, 35, of Cape
Coral with a time of 21 minutes, 27 seconds, setting a new course record for females.
The top three finishers were awarded trophies or medals in nine age groups for both
men and women.
The winning race times were among 12 records that were shattered in nine age
groups.
Race results and timing were provided by 3D Racing, Inc. of Cape Coral. Complete
race results are available online at www.3dracing.com.
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SalusCare CEO Kevin B. Lewis presents the
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of Captiva
SalusCare CEO Kevin B. Lewis presents the
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to Laurie Jensen of Sanibel
Major sponsors of the Path To Wellness were Barracuda, FOCUS Magazine of
Southwest Florida, Fort Myers Police Department, Goldberg, Racila, D’Alessandro
& Noone, LLC, LeeSar, and Susan Bennett Marketing & Media. Other corporate
sponsors were Genoa Healthcare, Lee County Homeless Coalition, Lee County
Sheriff’s Department, Lee Memorial Health System, and the Norton Miller Group at
Morgan Stanley, with individual support from Sue Ackert, Marshall Bower, Esq., Dena
Geraghty, Dr. Madelyn Isaacs, Ed Kleinow and Geoffrey and Robbie Roepstorff. Food
sponsors were Gordon Food Service, Palm Printing/Printers Ink and Sanibel Moorings
Condominium Association.
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Evening With The Red Sox
Benefits Boys & Girls Clubs
T
he 10th annual Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County’s Evening with the Red
Sox dinner and auction is scheduled for Monday, March 2, 2015. For the
third consecutive year, the event will be held at JetBlue Park at Fenway South,
the Red Sox’s 106-acre spring training and player development complex, located at
11500 Fenway South Drive in Fort Myers.
The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. and include a cocktail reception with hors
d’oeuvres, beer and wine, silent and live auctions, dinner and autograph signings from
Red Sox players. Last year’s event included autograph signings by Craig Breslow, Mike
Carp and Will Middlebrooks.
“Evening with the Red Sox has grown larger each year and been a consistent sellout for the past four years,” said Jim Larkin, co-chairperson for the event and board
member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County. “As we celebrate this event’s 10th
anniversary, we expect that trend to continue and look forward to providing beneficial
programs to our community’s youth at the BGCLC.”
Returning title sponsor for 2015 is Ted Todd Insurance. Additional sponsorships
and tables are now available from $1,250 to $10,000. Donations for auction items
are also being accepted. For more information or to become a sponsor, contact
Shannon Lane at 334-1886 or email [email protected]
Individual tickets for the event are starting at $200 per person.
Funds raised during the event provide more than 30,000 hours of service to more
than 420 young people in the community. Last year, more than 1,300 youth demonstrated academic success, character and leadership and healthy lifestyles from the
agency’s programs.
“Our Boys & Girls Clubs provide a safe place for our community’s youth to
explore their interests and learn valuable life skills in order to build brighter futures,”
said Shannon Lane, chief professional officer for the BGCLC. “All of our programs
wouldn’t be possible without the continued support of our community and local businesses during events like Evening with the Red Sox, and we’re thankful for all that
we’ve accomplished since the beginning of this special event 10 years ago.”
Celebrating 40 years of providing quality youth programs and brighter futures for
young people in the Lee County community, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County
works to inspire and enable young people to realize their full potential as productive,
responsible and caring citizens. The BGCLC strives to provide a safe, world-class
club experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who walks
through its doors. The organization envisions all of its members graduating high school
with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character, citizenship while adapting a
healthy lifestyle.
For more information or to register for the event, contact Shannon Lane at 3341886 or [email protected]
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by Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified
Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney; CPA
T
hree weeks ago I finished my first full Ironman triathlon competition. I’ve finished plenty of half-Ironmans,
Olympic and Sprint distance triathlons before, but never
the full – until now. I turned 50 years of age this year, and
promised myself that this would be the year to tackle some big
goals.
The full Ironman distance includes a 2.4-mile open water
swim followed by a 112-mile bike race and concluding with a
26.2-mile run. Competitors have 17 hours to finish, or else they
are pulled off the course with a “DNF” (Did Not Finish).
While many might call an experience like that painful (and believe me, it was!),
nevertheless it was one of the more emotionally rewarding athletic events I’ve ever had
the good fortune to participate in. I’m sure that I’ll remember the feeling of elation I
had when I crossed that finish line for the rest of my life. My wife, Patti, was at the
finish line to give me a big hug (despite my odor from nearly 12 hours of continuous
exertion), and I am fortunate enough to have had several friends there as well who
journeyed all the way to Panama City Beach to see me do this.
And that got me thinking about what makes me happy – because it seems counterintuitive to put oneself through a grueling endurance event to find happiness.
Many people crave money – thinking that it will make them happy. Why else would
people buy lottery tickets when the odds are so stacked against them? A lot has been
said or written about whether money buys happiness. A recent Wall Street Journal
article concluded that while having good income does help, recent research indicates
that using your money to purchase experiences usually results in greater happiness and
satisfaction than purchasing material goods.
The research surrounding material purchases indicates that while initial satisfaction
is high, most people adapt to owning the item and therefore the happiness associated
with its purchase diminishes over time. The new dress or fancy car provides that brief
thrill of ownership, but the process of “hedonic adaptation” takes over and we soon
take owning the item for granted.
When we purchase the new iPhone 5, for example, we are happy with it for a
while until our neighbor boasts of all the new features he has in his iPhone 6. On the
other hand, it is hard to compare experiences with the neighbors. They enjoyed their
trip to Italy, you enjoyed the weekend in New York. People are a lot less likely to be
jealous of other’s experiences.
The irony found in the research is that while experiences give us more lasting
pleasure than things, people often deny themselves the special vacation over making
the special purchase. They may believe that the experience only lasts for the moment
while purchasing the object will be something that they own forever.
But that would be the wrong choice according to the experts who study such things.
Psychologists say that experiences tend to meet more of our underlying psychological needs. Experiences are often shared with other people, giving us a greater sense
of connection and therefore help form our identity. When you look at it that way, the
choice becomes more obvious. Would you rather buy that new diamond bracelet or
spend the money on plane tickets to visit your grandchildren in Ohio?
Personally, I’ve always valued experiences – whether they are family gatherings,
vacations, going to the theatre or participating in sporting events. If my house caught
fire I want to save all the photographs first – as those are all about my experiences and
memories that can’t be replaced as opposed to the material possessions in my home
that can always be replaced.
I’ve found that being grateful for the things that you do have in life also helps build
happiness. During the toughest part of my Ironman when my legs wanted to give up,
I consciously made the decision to think about all of the good things that I have in my
life. And you know what? It really did help.
I’m interested in whether those who read this column share the feeling that experiences trump material goods when looking for happiness. Shoot me an email sometime
and tell me what you think.
©2014 Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at www.sbshlaw.com.
VCB Breaks Tax Collection Record
T
he Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB), representing The
Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel, reported record-breaking tax collections for
the fourth year in a row, with $33 million in tourist tax on paid accommodations for fiscal year 2013-14, which ended September 30.
The new record is a 16.5 percent increase over last year’s record-breaking $28.6
million in collections.
“This is the largest increase we’ve ever seen in any given year,” said VCB Executive
Director Tamara Pigott. “The combination of savvy industry partners and additional
marketing dollars are paying off.”
The VCB also reported positive results for other key tourism performance indicators for the destination. Visitation increased 3.4 percent from fiscal year 2013-14
and average occupancy jumped by 3.5 percent. Similarly, the average daily room rate
climbed 7.1 percent.
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Young Artists Awards To Grant
44 Student Scholarships This Year
Young Artist Awards finalist Callie Atkinson auditioning
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in the performing arts is now available. The program is open to all students
from throughout Southwest Florida. Forty-four cash scholarships and other
prizes will be awarded this year. To better accommodate the number of students
wishing to participate in the program, the organization has expanded to four full
days of auditions. The Young Artists Awards is the area’s premier performing arts
audition, performance, education and scholarship program for area students, now
entering its 12th year of programming.
Participants will have the opportunity to perform before panels of professional
adjudicators; over 50 judges from throughout the nation participated last year.
Students will receive scoring sheets and written comments from all members of
their judging panel. All genres of music, acting, dance and vocal performance are
encouraged. Twenty-two finalists will be chosen to perform individually at the 12th
annual gala at the Broadway Palm Theatre on March 16, 2015. The finalists and the
22 runners-up will also perform in a coached group number. Their newest award,
Audience Choice, will also be voted on by audience members in attendance that evening.
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also collaborates with other area organizations to provide additional information to
our student participants in the performing arts.
Auditions will be held on the campus of the Alliance for the Arts on Saturday,
January 17, Sunday, January 18, Saturday, January 24 and Sunday, January 25,
2015 in the following 11 categories (students may audition in multiple categories):
Classical Voice – Ages 13 to 16, ages 17 to 21
Contemporary Voice and/or Musical Theatre – Ages 8 to 12 , ages 13 to 16,
ages 17 to 21
Instrumental Music – Ages 13 to 16, ages 17 to 21
Drama – Ages 13 to 16, ages 17 to 21
Dance – Ages 8 to 14, ages 15 to 21
Students may register for two auditions in Instrumental Music if you play more
than one instrument and want to audition with each (for example, piano and flute)
and you may register for two auditions in Contemporary Voice and/or Musical
Theatre if you would like to perform one contemporary piece and one musical theatre piece.
For a guaranteed audition slot(s), registrations must be postmarked by December
15. A limited number of late registrations will be accepted on a space available basis
only if postmarked by December 31. Audition fee registration waivers are available.
Please note that many students were unable to participate last year because of space
and time limitations, so send in your registration now.
Visit the Young Artists Awards website at www.youngartistsawards.org to download the registration form, and email [email protected] or call 574-9321
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Tax Collection Record
In addition to the record-breaking numbers for the VCB’s fiscal year, the calendar
year visitor statistics were favorable. From January through September 2014, visitation
rose 3.2 percent, and average occupancy climbed 3 percent. Expenditures were up
2.4 percent, with visitors spending $2.2 billion in Lee County so far this year.
“Our bed tax numbers wouldn’t be so strong without the support of the Tourist
Development Council, county commission and county administration that had the
great foresight to approve reinvestment of last year’s revenue increase to sustain this
growth,” Pigott said. “I’m also proud of the VCB team, which continues to push the
envelope with innovative ideas and tremendous effort.”
In Lee County, tourism employs one out of every five people. Approximately 4.8
million visitors arrive every year and generate approximately $2.8 billion in economic
impact.
Pigott said the VCB remains committed to serving the broader interests of Lee
County’s economy by acting as an industry leader to market the entire area globally,
facilitate travel to the destination, and preserve and protect the area’s unique natural
assets for the continual benefit of its residents and visitors.
Tourist tax revenue – also known as the bed tax – funds three countywide functions:
destination marketing; beach and shoreline renourishment, maintenance and enhancement projects; and stadium debt service and major maintenance for Lee County’s
spring training facilities. The countywide tax is authorized by Florida Statute 125.0104
to increase tourist-related business activities in Lee County.
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Local Accommodations
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for the distinguished SSL designation. The SSL certification is a statewide
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The SSL inspection program and designation is designed to provide travelers with
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My fifth
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education teacher
keeps using the
term universal
design. She keeps
saying that this type
of design will help
him and everyone. I am confused. Is this
appropriate for special education? What
does universal design really mean?
Charlie J., Cape Coral
Charlie,
Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
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for designing curriculum that provides all
individuals, including those with learning
differences, with equal opportunities to
learn.” The National Center on Universal
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a framework for designing curricula that
enable all individuals to gain knowledge,
skills, and enthusiasm for learning. UDL
provides rich supports for learning and
reduces barriers to the curriculum while
maintaining high achievement standards
for all.” UDL has three primary principles
based on neuroscience research, which
guides UDL and provides the underlying
framework for their Guidelines.
UDL principles are often referred to as
the what, how and why of learning and
require varied and flexible ways to:
1. Present or access information, concepts, and ideas with multiple representations. Why is this important?” Learners
differ in the ways that they perceive and
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sensory disabilities (e.g., blindness or deafness); learning disabilities (e.g., dyslexia);
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Mom And Me
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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,
Six months ago, I had a heart attack.
I was told that it was severe but in spite
approaching content. Others may simply
grasp information quicker or more efficiently through visual or auditory means
rather than printed text. Also, learning – and transfer of learning – occurs
when multiple representations are used,
because it allows students to make connections within, as well as between, concepts. In short, there is not one means of
representation that will be optimal for all
learners; providing options for representation is essential.”
2. Provide multiple means of action
and expression. Why is this important?
“Learners differ in the ways that they
can navigate a learning environment and
express what they know. For example,
individuals with significant movement
impairments (e.g., cerebral palsy), those
who struggle with strategic and organizational abilities those who have language
barriers, and so forth approach learning
tasks very differently. Some may be able
to express themselves well in written text
but not speech, and vice versa. It should
also be recognized that action and expression require a great deal of strategy, practice and organization, and this is another
area in which learners can differ. In
reality, there is not one means of action
and expression that will be optimal for all
learners; providing options for action and
expression is essential.”
3. Provide multiple means of engagement. Why is this important? “Affect
represents a crucial element to learning, and learners differ markedly in the
ways in which they can be engaged or
motivated to learn. There are a variety of
sources that can influence individual variation in affect including neurology, culture,
personal relevance, subjectivity and background knowledge, along with a variety
of other factors presented in these guidelines. Some learners are highly engaged
by spontaneity and novelty while other
are disengaged, even frightened, by those
aspects, preferring strict routine. Some
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of the prognosis given, I have done very
well.
My wife is making me miserable out
of concern and worry. She monitors my
every move – what I eat, where I go, if
I am five minutes late, she calls. I can’t
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she expects me to be in bed asleep by
8:30 p.m. every night.
I have tried to talk to her, but her behavior never changes. What can I do?
Carl
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Q: I have been
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my mind free from
distractions. Any
suggestions on getting it right?
A: You are already on the path to
taking good care of yourself just by
realizing how beneficial meditation can
be. The key now is to be patient with
yourself and realize it is a process to
learn to quiet the mind much less find
a quiet place. Years ago, we only heard
of meditation practices happening with
those actively on a spiritual path such
as monks on the mountain top. Today,
with the constant bombardment of
sensory stimulation, meditation is now
advocated by many in the psychology
as a necessary path for all of us to take.
There is no right or wrong way to meditate, yet the following suggestions may
help guide you through the often times
arduous process:
1. Find a quiet place. Select a place
at home or work where you can sit or
lie with no distractions.
2. Schedule a regular time each day.
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of household activities, but you will find
it is worth it to you.
3. Minimize any distractions. Before
the mind can be clear, it is important
that you minimize the mental chatter
of the ego. Unplug all electronics that
would otherwise be distracting and create a place of silence. If you live in a
warm climate where you can go outdoors this can be most helpful as well.
Ask those whom you live or work with
that this is your personal time you have
set aside and there can be no distractions and to please honor that.
It is also recommended that you do
not try and meditate after a snack or
meal as this distracts the physiology of
the digestion process.
4. Find a comfortable position. The
most important aspect of comfort is
a straight spine. Sitting with a straight
back is the preferred method of meditation. Sitting in the lotus position or half
lotus can help promote a straight spine.
One occupational hazard of lying down
(which is perfectly acceptable) is falling
asleep. Meditation is a process of being
fully awake.
5. Create an object of focus. Many
devices can be used to focus the mind.
In exclusive meditation, the device is
called a mantra. In this type of meditation one focuses on one thought to
cleanse the mind. If you prefer inclusive
(zen) meditation, a mental device that
allows the mind to expand beyond its
normal limits is helpful. Images such as
watching clouds floating across the sky,
logs floating on water, or a waterfall
cascading down can all promote clearing the mind. There is also mindfulness
meditation. Allowing the thoughts to
come in and not judging them, simply
allowing. For more information on
mindfulness, you can visit www.pesi.
com/.
6. Establish a duration. When beginning meditation is is natural for the mind
to wonder. You may want to start in
small 5-minute increments then increase
time as you begin to feel more comfortable.
Just know that the practice of meditation requires discipline and the reward of
discipline is inner peace and a boosted
immune system.
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Shift Wrinkles
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by Karen L.
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Certified EEM,
JD, AAML (03-12)
W
rinkles are
our gift of
warning,
our wake up calls,
our map of trauma
and joy. We do
have joy lines too
(crow’s feet at the
outside of our eyes); humor lines (vertical lines on bottom lip); and purpose
lines (from outside edge of nostril to corner of the mouth). The focus of these
columns is to provide information to
enable reflection on the deep emotions
that sometime haunt us, but may not
be recognized since we have become so
comfortable in living with an emotion or
old trauma.
Observe the image. The straight downturned lines are indicative of sadness,
which becomes sorrow if not resolved
and then grief if left unexpressed. These
emotions are directly associated with the
lung and large intestine meridians (the
Metal Rhythms). How often we hear
“Susie has really aged since
her mother
died” – because
her face has
the wrinkles
of grief.
Remember that
the emotion
and thus the
wrinkles don’t
need to be permanent.
To begin
Sadness, sorrow, grief
to shift, do
wrinkles
the Meridian
Massage Facial,
massage the Neurolymphatics, trace or
flush lung or large intestine meridians,
make the sounds “sssssssssss” on the
exhale of each of several deep breaths
(this sound soothes the Metal Rhythm)
and focus on expressing letting go of
guilt, anger, shame and fear associated
with the loss. See the four prior columns
on wrinkles for additional tips.
Have fun with your energy. Next
week’s topic is Wrinkles Reflect
Overwork, Lack of Nurturing.
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deaRPharmacist
Mood Food
For Suicidal
Depression
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D
ear
Readers
You’ve
been programmed to
believe that serotonin
deficiency causes
depression. If SSRI
antidepressants actually cured people, we
would not see escalating rates of suicide,
agitation, anxiety, depression, bipolar
disorder and PTSD.
The secret sadness that people carry
is not always apparent to the rest of the
world. For example, I went to lunch with
a new friend who has a picture perfect
life by most standards. She confided to
me that she has tried to kill herself three
times and suffers with chronic depression. More than two decades has passed
and not one psychiatrist or physician has
ever suggested magnesium to this lovely
lady. Not one! Unbelievable, considering
the studies that suggest magnesium plays
some role in depression, even with suicidal tendencies. The type of magnesium
matters, though.
Studies suggest that cardiac problems
may occur in the fetus when mothers
take SSRI drugs during the first trimester,
yet one in four women trying to get pregnant are taking an antidepressant.
Antidepressants target several neurotransmitters, usually epinephrine, dopamine or serotonin. But there are about
100 different brain chemicals involved in
making you feel “happy,” so targeting
just those three is silly. No wonder there
were nearly 37,000 suicides in 2009,
and about a million attempts according
to the CDC. It’s ideal to get information
and/or track your progress if you have
severe depression. Here’s how:
Interleukin 10 or IL-10 – A blood
test will measure this cytokine. Reduced
IL-10 is seen with depression, feelings
of helplessness, insomnia and migraines.
Lift your IL-10 with resveratrol, vitamin D
and exercise.
C Reactive protein – You’re more
likely to be depressed when it’s elevated.
Vitamin E and C, probiotics and CoQ10
can lower this.
TNF alpha – This cytokine (measured
in the blood) is high in depression, narcolepsy, bowel disease and psoriasis.
Reduce TNF (tumor necrosis factor) with
probiotics, magnesium, lipoid acid, curcumin, boswellia and essential fatty acids.
Thyroid hormone – Evaluate your Free
T3. If it’s low, it’s a slam dunk for depression, fatigue and weight gain. I suggest
you get this between 3.5 and 4.3 using
thyroid medicine or supplements. Read
my book, Thyroid Healthy.
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autism.
Healing depression takes time, and
requires relaxation. Breathing deeply
reduces cortisol, a stress hormone which
makes you tired, overweight and sad.
Balancing estrogen levels, raising progesterone, thyroid or testosterone can
help. Deficiencies of magnesium, vitamin
C, B12 or folate are often involved.
Methylation difficulties, definitely involved.
Your gut is key, yet so overlooked.
Probiotics improve your microbiome and
positively influence your ability to deal
with stress and make neurotransmitters.
The cause of depression differs for
everyone. Please don’t give up on life.
Just so you have this handy, 800-2738255, which dials right into the National
Suicide Prevention Lifeline center. You
are loved and needed by someone. I love
you! I study every day to help you. And
finally, don’t let anyone dismiss nutrients
– that is honestly your best mood food.
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.
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including children with disabilities and
that’s a great idea.
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.
School Smart
others prefer to work with their peers. In
reality, there is not one means of engagement that will be optimal for all learners
in all contexts; providing multiple options
for engagement is essential.”
Again, the main focus of UDL is that
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ISLAND SUN - NOVEMBER 21, 2014
My Stars ★ ★ ★ ★
FOR WEEK OF NOVEMBER 24, 2014
ARIES (March 21 to April 19) While
it seems that chaos is taking over, you get
everything back to normal, even if it means
being more than a little assertive with some
people. Expect to hear more job-related
news soon.
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Expect
to be able to move ahead with your workplace plans now that you have a good idea
of what you might have to face. You also
can anticipate a welcome change on the
home front.
GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A quieter
period settles in, giving you a chance to
catch your breath, as well as allowing for
more time to handle some important family
matters. The arts dominate this weekend.
Enjoy them.
CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The
frustrations of last week have pretty much
played themselves out. You should find
things going more smoothly, especially with
those all-important personal matters.
LEO (July 23 to August 22) Once again,
you find a creative way to resolve a pesky
problem in short order. However, a matter
involving a possible breach of confidence
might need a bit more time to check out.
VIRGO (August 23 to September 22)
Reuniting with an old friend could lead to
the sharing of some great new experiences.
But be careful you don’t find yourself once
again being super-critical or overly judgmental.
LIBRA (September 23 to October 22)
You should be seeing some positive results
following your move toward repairing that
unraveling relationship. There might be
some setbacks, but staying with it ultimately
pays off.
SCORPIO (October 23 to November
21) Encouraging a friendlier environment in
the home could go a long way to help dissipate anger and resolve problems, especially
those affecting children. It won’t be easy,
but you can do it.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to
December 21) A recent act of kindness is
beginning to show some unexpected (but
very welcome) results. On another note,
expect to hear more about a possible move
to another locale.
CAPRICORN (December 22 to January
19) The good news is that the sure-footed
Goat can rely on his or her skill to get
around obstacles in the workplace. The
not-so-good news is that new impediments
could turn up later.
AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18)
A change of pace is welcome but also confusing. Before you make decisions one way
or another, be sure you know precisely what
it is you’re being asked to do.
PISCES (February 19 to March 20)
Don’t fret if you don’t get the gratitude you
think you’re owed for doing a nice thing for
someone. There might be a good reason for
that. In any event, what’s important is that
you did it.
BORN THIS WEEK: You have a way
of making the sort of wise decisions that
ultimately shed new light on dark situations.
THIS WEEK IN HISTORY
• On Nov. 26, 1922, in Egypt’s Valley of
the Kings, British archaeologists become
the first souls to enter King Tutankhamen’s
tomb in more than 3,000 years. Inside was
a collection of several thousand priceless
objects, including a gold coffin containing
the mummy of the teenage king.
• On Nov. 24, 1932, the FBI crime lab
opens in Washington, D.C. The lab was
chosen because it had the necessary sink. It
was operated out of a single room with one
full-time employee who began with a bor-
rowed microscope.
• On Nov. 27, 1942, French Admiral Jean
de Laborde sinks the French fleet anchored
off the southern coast of France to keep it
out of German hands. Laborde ordered the
sinking of eight cruisers, an aircraft transport, 30 destroyers and 16 submarines.
• On Nov. 30, 1950, President Harry
Truman announces that he is prepared to
authorize the use of atomic weapons in
order to achieve peace in Korea. At the
time, communist China had joined North
Korean forces in their attacks on United
Nations troops, including U.S. soldiers in
South Korea.
• On Nov. 29, 1963, one week after
President John Kennedy was fatally shot
while riding in a motorcade in Dallas,
President Lyndon Johnson establishes a
commission to investigate the assassination. The Warren Commission concluded
that there was no conspiracy. In 1978, the
House Select Committee on Assassinations
concluded that Kennedy was “probably
assassinated as a result of a conspiracy” that
may have involved multiple shooters and
organized crime.
• On Nov. 28, 1979, a New Zealand
sightseeing plane traveling over Antarctica
crashes, killing all 257 people on board,
after the pilot descended to 1,500 feet. The
pilot didn’t know that his descent came
right as the plane reached Mount Erebus, a
12,444-foot volcano.
• On Nov. 25, 1980, Sugar Ray Leonard
regains boxing’s welterweight title when his
opponent, reigning champ Roberto Duran,
waves his arms and walks away from the
fight in the eighth round. “No mas, no
mas,” Duran told the referee. “No more
box.”
STRANGE BUT TRUE
Twain who made the following sage observation: “Always do right -- this will gratify
some and astonish the rest.”
• In September of 2007, a law was enacted in China that made it illegal for a living
Buddha to reincarnate without permission
from the government. So far there’s no
word on what the punishment for breaking
the law might be.
• Pretty much everyone has seen shellac
on a piece of furniture or perhaps a guitar
-- it’s used to give wood that rich shine. You
might be surprised to learn that shellac is
derived from a substance that is excreted by
a tiny red insect found almost exclusively in
the forests of Thailand. You might be even
more surprised to learn that shellac isn’t just
found on wood; the next time you eat jelly
beans or take a bite of a bright-red apple
you bought in a grocery store, you can
thank the Kerria lacca insect for that lovely
shine.
• American novelist Edgar Rice
Burroughs was the oldest war correspondent
of World War II, flying with the 7th Air
Force on bombing runs in the Pacific at the
age of 66.
• Otters float while they sleep, and in
order to keep from floating away from each
other while dozing, they hold hands.
• It’s been reported that on his deathbed,
noted French Enlightenment figure Voltaire
was enjoined by a priest to renounce Satan.
The philosopher is said to have admonished
the priest, saying, “Now, now, my good
man. This is no time for making enemies.”
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
“Life is to be lived. If you have to support yourself, you had bloody well better
find some way that is going to be interesting. And you don’t do that by sitting
around.” -- Katharine Hepburn
• It was beloved American author Mark
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25B
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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
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number cannot appear
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There is no guessing
and no math involved,
just logic.
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Top 10 Real Estate Sales
City
Development
Square Footage
List Price
Selling Price
Year Built
Days On Market
Miromar Lakes
Castelli
5,408
$3,293,000
$2,900,000
2008
121
Miromar Lakes
Bellamare
3,472
$1,795,000
$1,726,000
2005
24
Fort Myers Beach
Island Shores
1,680
$1,395,000
$1,242,250
1963
89
Fort Myers
Lakewood
4,282
$1,295,000
$1,100,000
2007
303
Sanibel
Beachview Country Club Estates
2,988
$1,099,000
$975,000
2000
354
Estero
Grande Estates
3,211
$989,000
$950,000
2007
304
Fort Myers
Riverside
4,391
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$925,000
2005
0
Cape Coral
Cape Coral
2,497
$849,000
$825,000
2005
36
Cape Coral
Cape Coral
2,991
$839,900
$815,000
2004
178
Fort Myers
Natoma Park
3,963
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$775,000
1989
189
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NOW HERE’S A TIP
● When there are big family jobs to be done
(like getting ready for the holidays), we
write all the tasks down on slips of paper
and put them in a hat. We take turns choosing tasks until all the paper is divvied out.
Sometimes we trade, but we all get a fair
chore list. -- V.O. in Oregon
● Thanksgiving Tip: “Let one person be
responsible for putting prep dishes, pots
and pans in the dishwasher while another
prepares the bird and side dishes for the
table. You will be halfway done with dishes
by the time the meal is over.” -- M.A. in
Washington
● Leftover bread can be repurposed as croutons or breadcrumbs. In fact, this is an
excellent job for kiddos. With clean hands
and a butter knife, older children can cut
leftover rolls into manageable size pieces.
Spray with olive oil cooking spray, and bake
at a low temperature (225 F) to dry out. Or
crumble stale bread into crumbs and store in
the freezer.
● If you love to burn candles, then the odds
are good that you have a lot of candle
“ends” that can no longer be used. You can
purchase new wicks at the craft store and
make a new candle from your leftovers.
Simply scrape out the leftover wax into a
clean tin can with one end removed. Set this
can into a pot on your stovetop. Add a few
AIRPORT SHUTTLE TAXI SERVICE
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Then, holding the wick in place, you can
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VACATION RENTAL
SERVICES OFFERED
SERVICES OFFERED
SANIBEL
COMMERCIAL FOR SALE
FOR SALE BY OWNER
$455,000.
Island Vacations
ROGER NODRUFF ELECTRIC
Of Sanibel & Captiva
Million $ Views Await You!
• Cottages • Condos • Homes •
Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths
239-472-7277
Lic# EC12002788.
Call Roger 239-707-7203.
Aqualink - Motor Controls.
Office & Store Maint.
DOG TRAINING ON
SANIBEL AND CAPTIVA
Prime Location in Town City General
No other property like it on island.
Call Paul Cook 239-849-2210 owner
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Stilt home in Gulf Pines community;
2 bedroom, 2 bath. Private, next to stream.
Newly remodeled kitchen.
Call (239)542-5627 for details.
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1-888-451-7277
REAL ESTATE
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GARCIA REAL ESTATE
AND CONSULTING
SCARNATO LAWN SERVICE
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]
FOR SALE BY OWNER
$699,000
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.
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FREE VACATION
RENTAL ADVERTISING!
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RICHARD J. GARCIA, GRI, BROKER
239-472-5147
Over 300 rentals
to choose from!
MOBILE DOG GROOMING
Self-Contained Trailer
Up to 40 Lbs.,
Total Grooming, Package,
Please call.
239-313-7140.
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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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FREE REAL ESTATE TOURS
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ANNUAL RENTAL
EAGLE EYE
JANITORIAL SERVICES
RE/MAX OF THE ISLANDS
Putting owners and
tenants together
Call Dustyn Corace
www.remax-oftheislands.com
239-472-2311
WINDOW CLEANING, PRESSURE
CLEANING, TILE CLEANING
FIRST TIME 20% OFF
CALL THE BEST: 239-440-6278
Email
Retired Police Captain
Lives on Sanibel
Will Check Your Home Weekly
Very Reasonable Rates
(239) 728-1971
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DEBBIE DOES...
* Residential Cleaning
* Home Watching
* Power Washing
* Interior Painting
Call Debbie or Jesse
239-470-2294
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ANNUAL SANIBEL RENTAL
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.
HELLE’S CLEANING SERVICES
Residential Cleaning to Satisfaction
Sanibel & Captiva • 239-565-0471
Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047
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ANNUAL RENTAL WANTED
HOME/CONDO WATCH
CONCIERGE SERVICES
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[email protected]
SANIBEL HOME WATCH
HELP WANTED
Every Wednesday 10AM
Departs from 2300 McGregor Blvd. one
block north of the Edison Ford Winter
Estates. FREE Subway lunch included.
Call to register (239) 939-1145.
ISABELLA RASI
(239) 246-4716
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JESSE DOES...
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C M
F Y
P
T
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]
Dorado Property Management
ANNUAL RENTAL WANTED
VACATION RENTAL
LIGHTHOUSE REALTY
Paul J. Morris, Broker
VACATION RENTALS
PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES
359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island
239-579-0511
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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
❋ Island Resident ❋ Licensed & Insured
❋ 24/7 ❋ www.doradoproperty.com
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Call Lisa or Bruce at 239-472-8875
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C.J.’S CUSTOM
CLEANING SERVICE
Homes/Condos/Homewatch
Dependable, Trustworthy, Affordable
References
Weekly, Bi-Weekly, Monthly
Free Estimates
239-560-2552 - Connie Jackson
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1101 Periwinkle Way #105
Sanibel, FL 33957
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Volunteers needed for light general
maintenance. Call (CHR) Community
Housing & Resources, Inc. 472-1189.
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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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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
HELP WANTED
WANTED TO BUY
RESERVATIONIST
/FRONT DESK
CASH PAID FOR
MILITARY ITEMS
Shore Fishing:
REAL ESTATE
PERSONAL ASSISTANT
Real Estate Personal Assistant needed for
a very active Realtor on Sanibel Island Fl.
Must have real estate background; good
computer and writing and public relation
skills. Position requires a self-motivated
person who can work in a somewhat
unsupervised environment. Knowledge
of Sanibel & Captiva Islands and the
vacation rental business is a major plus.
Compensation based on what you can
bring to the table. Please email resume to
[email protected] or fax to
239 437-7543. NO phone calls please.
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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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Reliable individual with strong customer
service & computer skills to fill a Part-Time
position at one of Sanibel’s beachfront
hotels. Experience highly desired but not
required. Some mandatory weekends &
night coverage. Fax or email resume to:
472-2148 or [email protected]
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CAUTION
Cash Paid For Old Military Items.
Medals, Swords, Uniforms,
helmets, old guns, awards & more.
Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280
Tarpon Bay Explorers has an opening for
a kayak/canoe launch and maintenance
associate to work at the Tarpon Bay
Recreation Center in The Ding Darling
National Wildlife Refuge. Must enjoy
customer service and working in a team.
Shift hours are 7:30 am - 6 pm and open
7 days a week so at least one weekend
day will be required for full time. Part time
available, could become full time beginning
in February. Please visit to fill
out application or email resume.
[email protected]
900 Tarpon Bay Road
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FOR SALE
GARAGE •
MOVING • YARD
SALES
Revo 3 wheel scooter in excellent
condition, with charger - $350.
Mechanical twin bed in excellent condition
w/headboard - $500.
Call: 239-224-8565
GARAGE SALE
Roll Top Desk,
Furniture,
Clothes,
Much More.
1536 Bunting Lane.
Nov 21 & 22,
9AM to 2PM.
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BOATS - CANOES - KAYAKS
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KAYAK WANTED
WANTED: Reasonably-priced
used tandem kayak,
preferably with paddles.
Call Anne at 472-6837.
GARAGE SALE
A Little Bit of Everything
Friday Nov. 21
12 noon - 5 pm
Saturday Nov. 22
9 am - 5 pm
Sunday Nov. 23
10 am - 5 pm
1460 Court Place, Sanibel
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ISLAND JEWELRY
CUSTOMER SERVICE
CRAFTY SALES
ASSOCIATE NEEDED!
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
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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BOAT FOR SALE!
14’ SYLVAN SEA SNAPPER
15HP, 4-Stroke with less than 25 hours.
Excellent for back bay fishing, island
hopping. 5’ beam. Sturdy, light hull (230
lbs.) Electric Motor included. New Bimini
top, newly refurbished trailer.
$3,500.
Call 239-691-7660.
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GARAGE SALE
Saturday, November 22, 705 Oliva Street
Start time 8 am till 2 pm no early birds
Sale of many photos by photographer
Marie Moore, nice clothes,
household items.
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L
anding a big fish
from the beach can
be hard on the fish.
Dragging a fish up onto
the sand if you’re going to
release it is not an option
as it usually damages or
kills the fish.
• Hold the fish in the
water while you unhook it
if you’re going to release
it.
• The less you can touch
a fish before release the
better for the fish.
• If you want a picture
with the fish, support it as
you lift it out of the water –
and do it quickly.
• Before releasing,
revive the fish while
holding it in the water;
moving it slowly back and
forth so water goes over
its gills. The fish will let
you know when it’s ready
to swim off.
• Florida just recently
changed the regulations
on fishing from shore.
Florida residents as well
as out of state visitors
need a fishing license to
fish from shore.
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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
The Sunshine Ambassador Program
is a new and exciting volunteer opportunity
offered at the Golisano Children’s Hospital
of Southwest Florida located within
HealthPark Medical Center. The Sunshine
Ambassadors will greet, assist and be a
positive first point of contact for patients,
families and visitors entering the hospital.
The Ambassadors also make a difference
to families by providing educational
and healthful resources to assist in
GRANDparenting for GRANDchildren.
We are currently seeking
year-round volunteers to work
one 4-hour shift Monday through Friday
from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
or 12:00pm to 4:00 pm.
If you would be interested in learning more
about this wonderful new opportunity,
please contact Lisa Ellinwood, Volunteer
Resources Coordinator at 239-343-5062
at the Golisano Children’s Hospital.
by Capt. Matt Mitchell
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MEDICAL EQUIPMENT
KAYAK/CANOE
LAUNCH ATTENDANT
Don't Harm The Fish
SEASONAL
TRANSPORTATION
VOLUNTEERS
NEEDED
DR. PIPER’S
FAITH IN ACTION PROGRAM
Senior Volunteers needed to transport
the elderly who need a ride to the Doctor,
Dentist, pharmacy, dialysis or grocery
shopping. Volunteers drive clients only
when it fits in with their schedules,
and are located in same ZIP code.
The reward is in knowing you helped
someone remain independent.
Make a difference in your community and
put your time and talents to use.
Call Leslie Jander at
239-332-5346
at The Dr. Piper Center
for Social Services, Inc.
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DOCKAGE
Hourly, Daily, Weekly
and Monthly.
Captiva Island 472-5800
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Pets Of The Week
H
ello, my name
is Ranger. I’m a
2-year-old neutered
male black and tan coonhound. Hound dogs make
the perfect family pet. We
are reliable, sturdy and
possess great stamina.
Like all great hounds,
I have a great sense of
smell. Are you missing
a sock? Send me on the
trail to find it. Speaking of
trails, I’d be a great hiking
buddy. I’m a handsome
hound that would love to
be part of your family. My
adoption fee is $30 during
Animal Services’ Fall In
Love adoption promotion.
Hello, my name is
Maximus. I’m a 5-year-old
neutured male black and
white domestic medium
hair. Are you the type who
likes to maximize your
options in every situation?
Then I’m the companion
for you. I’m a big cat, so
there’s lots of me to love.
After all, they don’t call me
Maximus for nothing! My
adoption fee is $25 during
Animal Services’ Fall In
Ranger ID# 597082
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, ageappropriate vaccinations,
rabies vaccination and
county license if three
months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six
months and over, feline
AIDS and leukemia test
for cats, training DVD,
10-day health guarantee
and a bag of Science Diet
pet food.
The adoption package Maximus ID# 600084
is valued at $500.
Email your editorial copy to: [email protected]
NEWSPAPER
Sanibel & Captiva Islands
CALLING CARD 239-395-1213
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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Golf & Tennis Club
is one of those unforgettable places. The18-hole championship
golf course was masterfully designed by 10-time PGA Tour winner Mark McCumber within a
stunning wildlife preserve sanctioned by the Audubon Society. Our tennis club features clay courts
and academy lessons to sharpen your game. A refreshing pool, exceptional dining and popular
social events make becoming a member of the Dunes a lifestyle enhancement and a place to enjoy everyday.
Join us, and you’ll agree that The Dunes is Sanibel Island’s Premier Golf & Tennis Club.
YOUR ISLAND. YOUR CLUB.
Call Denise McKee for a Membership Tour: 239.472.3355
DunesGolfSanibel.com • 949 Sand Castle Rd. • Sanibel Island, FL 33957