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NEWSPAPER
VOL. 22, NO. 29
SANIBEL
& CAPTIVA
ISLANDS,
FLORIDA
Sanibel
& Captiva
Islands
JANUARY SUNRISE/SUNSET: 9 7:18 • 5:53 10 7:18 • 5:53 11 7:18 • 5:54 12 7:18 • 5:55 13 7:18 • 5:56
JANUARY 9, 2015
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Freud and CS Lewis
Battle It Out At The Strauss
by Di Saggau
F
reud’s Last Session ran for two
years Off-Broadway and now it’s
playing at the Herb Strauss Theater
on Sanibel. Sigmund Freud is played by
Skip Corris, and author CS Lewis by
Victor Legarreta. The subject is rather
profound: the existence or non-existence
of God and the meaning of life. Playwright
Mark St. German imagines a meeting
between these titans in Freud’s London
home just as the Second World War is
erupting and the father of psychoanalysis
is dying a painful death from oral cancer.
He uses historic facts to inform his suppositions about how this conversation might
have taken place.
Director Rachael Endrizzi, said,
“Regardless of our religious beliefs, we
come to realize our convictions through
questions. In this play, Lewis and Freud not
only ask these questions, but attempt to
answer them. They refuse to blindly follow Skip Corris will play Dr. Sigmund Freud
photo by Gregory Pendolino
beliefs presented to them, but rather investigate and even debate their views in an
Riders In The Sky
America’s Favorite Cowboys To
Perform Comedy And Western Show
A
merica’s favorite cowboys will serve up a heapin’ helpin’ of good music and
big laughs in Thirty-Six Years The Cowboy Way! at BIG ARTS on Saturday,
January 10. It’s more than a country and western concert – it’s an all-out hootenanny of comedy and western.
With Grammy Award-winning harmonies, wacky western wit and high-yodeling
adventures, Riders In The Sky has single-handedly revitalized western music. Saddle up
and experience the toe-tapping classic western favorites and knee-slapping cowboy
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Council Votes To Join In
Bike Path Public Safety Project
City Council Reduces The
Dunes Speed Limit To 20 MPH
by Jeff Lysiak
A
Mayor Kevin Ruane, left, reads a proclamation recognizing Sanibel resident Darla
Letourneau, who received the Florida Association Citizen Bike Advocate of the Year
Award. Letourneau was joined by members of the Sanibel Bicycle Club, including Patti
Sousa, Kevin Harry, Mike Miller and George Sousa.
photos by Jeff Lysiak
by Jeff Lysiak
M
embers of the Sanibel City Council unanimously approved joining the Sanibel
Bicycle Club in a project aimed at increasing bike safety along the city’s
shared use path system, primarily through a video as well as improved and
updated markings and signage.
On Tuesday, the council reviewed the bike club’s proposal, which includes budgeting
$23,000 to create a short video explaining the rules of the road and providing visitors
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bout two dozen Sanibel residents, most of them homeowners within The
Dunes subdivision, attended a public hearing on Tuesday afternoon at
MacKenzie Hall detailing the results of a traffic study of their neighborhood.
Following the presentation, members of the city council voted unanimously to reduce
the speed limit within the subdivision to 20 mph, effective immediately.
Keith Williams, city public works director, and Ryan Bell, representing Johnson
Engineering, delivered the roadway and traffic analysis report. According to Williams,
the traffic study took place during the peak of the spring season – March 11 to 14 and
March 18 to 26.
Bell gave a brief summary of the study, which included recommendations to reduce
the speed limit from 30 mph to 20 mph along with the installation of temporary speed
humps which can be removed during non-peak season.
The study revealed that approximately 38 percent of the subdivision’s residents (142
out of a possible 377 properties) expressed their opinions on a survey distributed during
a public involvement meeting held on April 29 at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club.
“Getting that many responses is fairly indicative for the level of concern,” noted Bell.
Results of the study also concluded that reducing cut-through traffic was supported by
75 percent of the residents surveyed. In addition, 70 percent of residents surveyed listed
reducing the speed of vehicles as important, and 35 percent supported the idea of adding a paved shoulder to the roadway.
During public comment on the presentation, Albatross Road homeowner Ron Smith
said that he would support the addition of speed humps to the neighborhood. “I’m
alright if you have to put one of those right in front of my house,” he said, adding that
on December 27, a speeding motorist knocked over his mailbox.
Fellow Dunes resident Fred Bondurant suggested stronger enforcement of the local
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From page 1
Freud and CS Lewis
Battle It Out At The Strauss
Comedy And Western Show
entertaining exchange of wit.”
Freud is the more dramatic character,
both by reputation and by situation, and
the fact that he is tormented by the pain
of mouth cancer. Corris’ performance
powerfully conveys a man who is trying to
understand the point of his suffering. Freud
considers religion a mass delusion. He is a
devout Jewish atheist and Lewis a converted
Christian English professor who believes
that “suffering is God’s way to perfect us.”
Lewis turns the table on Freud when he
says, “The wish that God doesn’t exist can
be just as powerful as the belief he does.”
Each tries to inject doubt into the other’s
Victor Legarreta will play CS Lewis
belief system.
Theology is swatted about as Freud says it would be ruinous to love one’s neighbor as
oneself. Lewis has a retort for everything. At times, he seems to have the upper hand,
at least until he learns of Freud’s plan to end his life before the cancer does. The men
fight to a draw with neither one conceding. The meeting takes place just weeks before
Freud’s death. This is a deeply touching play and one I highly recommend seeing.
Production designeer Adam Trummel’s set design focuses on the exploration of each
character’s strong belief system. Custom framed pictures of their lives and accomplishments float above a simple office setting, and change with the conversation. The “mind
pictures” act as a reminder of each man’s breadth and brilliance.
Freud’s Last Session plays through January 17 at the Herb Strauss Theater, 2200
Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. Tickets are available at the box office, online at www.BIG
ARTS.org or by calling 472-6862.
humor at 8 p.m. in Schein Performance
Hall at BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road.
Tickets are $42 for general seating; $47
for reserved loge seating, $5 for students
and children. The are available at the
Marks Box Office, by calling 395-0900
or online at www.bigarts.org.
For 36 years, Riders In The Sky has
been keepers of the flame passed on by
the Sons of the Pioneers, Gene Autry
and Roy Rogers, reviving and revitalizing
western music. And while remaining
true to the integrity of the genre, the
group members have become modernday icons by branding themselves with
legendary humor and way-out western
wit, and all along encouraging buckaroos
and buckarettes to live life “The Cowboy
Way.”
Riders In The Sky has starred on
the stage, screen, the Grand Ole Opry,
National Public Radio, XM Satellite
Radio and Saturday morning TV. They
are the only exclusively western artist
group to have won a Grammy Award.
Riders In The Sky’s appearance at BIG ARTS is sponsored by
Landgraphics.
For more information, call 395-0900
or email info@bigarts.org.
Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
January 6th–31st
New Exhibit at Watson MacRae Gallery
“The Fine Art of Contemporary Crafts III”
Featuring Amazing Works in Clay, Paper, Fiber, Porcelain, Wood and Steel.
ARTIST MADE
A wonderful range of choices to admire,
acquire or give as a gift.
PAINTINGS • SCULPTURE • CERAMICS • GLASS • JEWELRY
A Sanctuary of Art in The Village Shops
2340 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel 239-472-3386
Monday – Saturday 10:30 To 5:00
WatsonMacRaeGallery.com
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CHR Mardi Gras Tickets Now On Sale
Planned to coincide with the famous New Orleans Mardi Gras week, CHR’s
February 7 event will bring a sample of Fat Tuesday to Sanibel.
“We have some different things planned for this year,” Collini added. “Our Mardi
Gras committee wanted to take the third annual event to the next level, so we added
some activities that are designed to get people up and mingling while enjoying the
food and entertainment.”
CHR’s Mardi Gras guests will be treated to authentic Cajun food, festive music,
games, a Chinese auction, a costume contest, great prizes and Mardi Gras-themed
fun. Call CHR at 472-1189 for more ticket and event details, or visit online at
SanibelCHR.org/Mardi Gras.
American
Legion Post 123
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ith new year celebrations now in the past, party lovers turn their thoughts
to the next big bash, and Community Housing and Resources, Inc. (CHR)
is happy to accommodate with its upcoming Mardi Gras fundraising event.
At just $55 per person, tickets can be purchased at the CHR office, located at
2401 Library Way, Bailey’s General Store, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, The
Sanibel Café and online at SanibelCHR.org/Mardi Gras. The event will be held
on Saturday, February 7 from 5 to 9 p.m. at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club on
Sanibel.
Presented by Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, CHR’s Mardi Gras is being
described as an event that is not an average non-profit fundraiser.
“Of course, it is our annual fundraiser,” said CHR executive director Kelly Collini,
“and we certainly do depend on the generosity of donors in supporting CHR’s affordable housing program, but CHR’s Mardi Gras is also about community – bringing
people together to have a good time. It’s Mardi Gras after all!”
n Sunday, January 11, American
Legion Post 123 will be serving
barbecued ribs and chicken from
1 to 8 p.m. priced at $12 to $14.
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.
Liver and onions will be served all day
on Wednesdays.
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. There are
daily specials as well as the popular halfpound burgers. Food is served from 11
a.m. to 8 p.m. The public is welcome.
Ladies Auxilliary cookbooks are available for a $15 donation.
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 472-9979.
Island Jazz Opens 10th Season
I
sland Jazz began its 10th season with a concert on January 4 in the Boler
Garden at BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel. The remaining 2015 concerts will be held on January 11; February 1, 15 and 22; March 1, 8, 15, 22 and
29; and April 5, 19 and 26. All performances begin at 3 p.m.
Island Jazz features John Schiedo on saxophone, Tom Cooley on drums, Dick
Montgomery on trumpet, Bill Johns on bass, Gene Federico on guitar and vocals,
Glen Poling on guitar, Charlie Winkler on keyboard and Sally-Jane Heit on vocals,
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CARD OF THANKS
T
he Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club thanks the following businesses for donating exceptional dining certificates to our annual Island Temptations raffle and
drawing held recently.
Stillwell Enterprises, Doc Ford’s, Traditions, Traders, Timbers, Zebra, Cip’s, Island
Pizza, Jacaranda, Lazy Flamingo, Pinocchio’s, Over Easy, Sanibel Fish House, Sweet
Melissa’s, Sanibel Sprout, Sanibel Deli and Coffee Shop, Great White Grill, Sanibel
Café, American Legion Post 123, Rosie’s Cafe and Grill, George and Wendy’s
Seafood Grille, Bennet’s Fresh Roast, Cheeburger Cheeburger and Jerry’s Foods.
The Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club is a volunteer, not for profit organization with all
funds going directly to helping kids..
Sanibel Captiva Republican Caucus
T
he Sanibel Captiva Republican Caucus is an organization for sharing republican and conservative values and for working to provide them to our society.
Meetings are held the second Saturday of the month January through June at
the Sanibel Library at 10 a.m. The first meeting in 2015 is January 10, when Ray
Rodrigues, state representative, will be there to give an update on legislative events
in Florida.
The caucus has formally inducted a new slate of officers. They are chairman,
Charles Fizer; vice chairman, George Clark; secretary, Sally Parsons; treasurer, Steven
Maxwell.
The agenda is to continue as a forum for administrative and legislative leaders to
speak about their thinking and action and for caucus members to discuss issues of concern and potential legislation that may affect our life, liberty and property.
Captiva Community Panel Meeting
C
aptiva Community Panel will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday,
January 13, at 9 a.m. in the Cone Rooms in Chadwicks Square at South
Seas Island Resort. This meeting is open to all interested islanders and the
public.
Among the agenda items:
• Update on proposed amendment to the South Seas Administrative Amendment.
• Update on Captiva Plan revisions.
• Captiva Erosion Prevention District update.
• Captiva Fire District update.
• Hurricane Preparedness and Response Committee update.
• Other business as necessary.
In addition, the panel will hold a public workshop on the proposed Captiva Plan
update to review changes and draft language. The workshop will begin at 1 p.m. in
the same room as the morning meeting.
Public participation is invited and encouraged. The next panel meeting will tentatively be February 10. Information and background documents are available at www.
captivacommunitypanel.com.
Celebrate Sanibel And COTI’S 40th
I
t was in 1975 that those who helped incorporate Sanibel as an independently
governed city within Lee County founded the Committee of the Islands (COTI), to
help keep Sanibel special.
Now COTI members want islanders to help celebrate Sanibel’s and COTI’s 40th
year from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, January 14 at The Community House.
Admission is free but RSVPs are required by emailing www.coti.org/contact.cfm.
There will be food, drink and an opportunity to mingle. Live music will be performed by Sanibel resident and entertainer Gene Federico.
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Island Jazz
with special guest Tommy D’Quinzio on
clarinet. As you may know, Island Jazz
plays all styles of music from jazz standards and Dixieland to bop, pop, salsa
and more. Even if it rains, the show goes
on; it simply moves into the covered
Gainer Veranda.
Please visit Island Jazz on Facebook
for photos and more information.
Share your community
news with us.
Call 395-1213
Fax: 395-2299
or email
press@islandsunnews.com
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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.
Arts & Crafts Fair – Saturday,
February 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There
will be a variety of handcrafted items,
including paintings, photography, fabric art, shell designs and tropical plant
arrangements. All are welcome to stop by
and support the local artists.
Page Turners with Ann Rodman
– If you would like to be on the Page
Turners list, email annrodman@aol.
com or contact the Center 4 Life. One
Summer by Bill Bryson will be discussed
Featuring Original Paintings
by David Ruhe
630 Tarpon Bay Rd
(near the Over Easy Cafe)
Hours :
Monday thru Friday 9am to 5pm
Saturday 10am to 4pm
www.sanibelartandframe.com
239-395-1350
on Wednesday, January 14 at 2:30 p.m.
iPad & iPhone Classes Now
Available – Tuesdays and Thursdays
with instructor Ronda Seifer Walis on the
following dates:
iPad – Beginners: January 13 and 15
iPhone – Basics: January 20 and 22
iPad – Intermediate: January 27 and
29
Cost is $60 per session for members
and $90 per session for non-members.
Class size limited to four. You must provide your own device.
AARP Safe Driving Classes –
Thursdays, January 22 and 29 from 1 to
4 p.m. Cost is $20 with a $5 discount
for AARP members. You will be eligible
for a discount on your auto insurance but
you must attend both classes. Register by
calling Ed VanderHey at 239-292-4012.
You need not be a member of the Island
Seniors to attend.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers –
Tuesdays, January 20 to February 24
from 1 to 2:30 p.m. An educational program designed to help family caregivers
take care of themselves while caring for
a relative or friend. You will benefit from
this class whether you are helping a parent, spouse, friend, someone who lives at
home, in a nursing home or across the
country. This class meets once a week for
six weeks. It is recommended to attend
all classes, but not required. Class size is
limited. Register at the center.
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.
Learn to Play Mahjongg with
Katie Reid – Monday, January 12,
Wednesday, January14, Thursday,
January 15, Tuesday, January 20 and
Thursday, January 22 from 9:30 a.m.
to 12:30 p.m. Class is limited to four or
eight students (to fill a table to practice).
You must be able to attend all five classes.
All supplies are provided. Cost is $12.50
for members, $25 for non-members.
Register at the center.
Mahjongg Refresher Class –
Friday, January 23 from 9:30 a.m. to
12:30 p.m. If it’s been awhile since you
have played Mahjongg and you would
like to brush up on your skills, this class is
for you. All supplies are provided. Cost is
$5 for members, $10 for non-members.
Register at the center.
Tuesday Kayaking – January 13
and 15 (weather permitting) at 8:30 a.m.
There is space for 16 people on eight
two-person kayaks and unlimited space
for those who own their own kayaks.
Island Seniors, Inc. will provide kayaks,
paddles and life jackets. Bring water, a
small snack, sun lotion, bug spray, sunglasses, towel, hat and change of clothing. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for
non-members. Advance registration is
required.
Fitness Classes
Classes are available and all ages are
welcome. Cost is $3.75 for members and
$6.75 for non-members. Annual mem-
bership is $20. Sanibel Recreation Center
members must show their membership
card to attend.
Happy Hour Fitness – Monday,
Wednesday and Friday at 8 a.m. This
class keeps your brain fit and your heart,
lungs and muscles strong with a combination of aerobics and muscle conditioning
exercises and balance. Hand weights,
stretch cords and your body weight will
be used. Class begins with a joke and
ends with a positive thought for the day.
Silvia Villanueva is the instructor.
Essential Total Fitness – Monday,
Wednesday and Friday at 9:30 and 11
a.m. Cardio, muscle strengthening and
flexibility training with hand weights,
stretch cords, chairs and stability balls.
Mahnaz Bassiri is the instructor.
Power Hour Fitness – Tuesday
and Thursday at 8 a.m. Hand weights,
stretch cords, stability balls and mats are
used. Improve core strength and balance.
Mahnaz Bassiri is the instructor.
Gentle Yoga – Tuesday and Thursday
at 9:30 a.m. Stretch, tone and strengthen
while improving flexibility, proper alignment and circulation. Mats are used to
meet the needs of varying experience
levels. Bring a towel. 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.
The Condominium Associations of Sanibel, Inc.
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Friday, January 23rd • Clubhouse at The Sanctuary
8:00 Registration • 8:30 Breakfast Buffet • 9-10 Speaker
$15 for condominium owners & staff • $25 all others
For reservations call 334-2138 or e-mail suitors@earthlink.net by Wed., Jan. 21st
Tropical Fabrics
Novelty Yarn
Quilting
Notions
Beads
Open
pen Daily
Scrapbook Papers
Children’s Crafts
Art Supplies
Shell Crafts
Gifts
Find us on
www.threecraftyladies.com
ecraftyladies.com
Ask about our Sewing Machine Rental Program!
STOP IN ON THURSDAY’S FOR OUR MAKE-IT-AND-TAKE-IT BEAD BRACELET ACTIVITY!
1628 Periwinkle Way • 472-2893 • Heart of the Islands, Sanibel
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New Programs At BIG ARTS
Douglas David leading a plein air painting class
B
IG ARTS is introducing new learning initiatives with week-long themed programs, titled A Week On... Themed weeks include:
A Week On Education: January 26 to February 2
A Week On Education offers participants the opportunity to learn more about
and discuss the state of education in the community and throughout the country. The
popular Current Events Discussion Group, which meets every Monday at BIG ARTS,
starts it off with discussions to get the wheels turning. On Wednesday, January 28,
the FORUM Lecture Series will feature Kevin Carey, director of the Education Policy
Program at the New America Foundation and an expert on pre-K to 12 and higher
education issues. Carey will address “creating the future of learning” in his lecture.
The FORUM event itself is already sold out, but BIG ARTS is offering a first-ever live
simulcast of a FORUM lecture at The Community House on Sanibel for non-FORUM
subscribers to be able to participate in all the week’s events.
On Thursday, January 29, a panel of education professionals – covering pre-K
through college, Connecticut to Lee County to Watts, Los Angeles – will present,
discuss and take questions about the education systems and what to do about them;
participants will also work in break-out groups to formulate problem statements and
potential solutions to share with the audience. The week wraps up at Current Events
on Monday, February 2 to review and
share what participants have learned.
A Week On Captiva: February 17
to 21
Centered on the rich art and history of
Captiva, A Week On Captiva begins on
Tuesday, February 17 with a guided stroll
through the island’s historic village. The
walking tour includes sites and tales from
the past 130 years, such as McCarthy’s
Marina, the site of the island’s original
mailboat service, Chapel by the Sea
and the Historic Gallery at the Captiva
Memorial Library, plus lunch at the Old
Captiva House at ‘Tween Waters Inn.
On Thursday, February 19, BIG
ARTS will host a rare tour of the Robert
Rauschenberg studio and estate. Acclaimed
as one of the leading artists of the 20th
century, Rauschenberg came to Captiva
in 1970, spending almost 40 years living
and working on the island. His 20-acre
estate has been transformed into a creative center that welcomes artists from
around the world to live, work and create.
Participants will experience the magic of
Rauschenberg’s state-of-the-art studio, the
“Ding” Darling Fish House and the Weeks
House.
The centerpiece of the week is a threeday plein air workshop, February 19 to 21.
Renowned artist and instructor Douglas
David will lead this new course in which
participants will learn the basic principles
of oil painting landscapes and seascapes en
plein air – literally, “in full air,” outdoors.
Days 1 and 3 take place at the Captiva
Community Center, where students will
be indoors learning and outdoors on the
beach painting; Day 2 will be spent on
Inside the Rauschenberg studio
photo by Laurie Lambrecht
Kevin Carey
location at the Rauschenberg residency, painting and learning at sites throughout the
estate.
For more information and to register, call 395-0900.
A Week On Captiva is sponsored by The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, David
and Judy Baum, Barbara and Tom Dunham, Susan and George Heisler, Meri and Tom
Kulina, and Penny Wilkinson; the FORUM Lecture Series is sponsored by Northern
Trust and Sue and Tom Pick.
Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com
Mardi Gras, Island-style!
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Saturday, February 7, 2015 • 5–9PM
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ISLAND SUN - JANUARY 9, 2015
The Community House
American Healthcare
D
r. Brian
Healy of
Sanibel Wellness will be presenting The Changing
Landscape of American Healthcare at
The Community
House on Tuesday,
January 13 from
7 to 8 p.m. with
time for questions
afterwards. He is
Dr. Brian Healy
a board certified
doctor of oriental medicine, acupuncture
physician, medical massage therapist and
the owner of Sanibel Wellness. He has
been serving the Sanibel Captiva Community since 1993.
Dr. Healy gave the presentation at the
Sanibel Captiva Chamber of Commerce
business luncheon in November with
great success.
“It was a wonderful talk with lots of
excellent information. My daughter and I
are incorporating many of the things we
learned into our lifestyle now,” says Fran
Peters of Island Vacations.
The Community House is located at
2173 Periwinkle Way. Admission is free
with canned goods donation for F.I.S.H.
Coffee And Conversation
Finished paintings from Sissi Janku’s December Relax and Enjoy! class
Tea, tea sandwiches, mimosas and other
offerings will be served
provided by Jerry’s Market.
Tickets for members are $25, guests,
$30. Call 472-2155 to make reservations.
Shred Documents
March 25 and April 24. Cost is $40 for
members, $45 for guests. No experience
is necessary. All materials will be provided. Bring your favorite wine and a snack
for sharing with fellow artists.
To register for Relax & Enjoy!, contact
The Community House 472-2155. Visit
Janku’s website at www.sissijanku.com
for more information.
Sanibel Fun Fest
A classic car show will be one of the many
events during Fun Fest
Secure Shredding will dispose of your personal documents January 17
S
Community House members and friends
welcome new residents
N
ew residents are invited for coffee
and conversation at The Community House at 10 a.m. on the
second Wednesday of each month. The
next coffee is scheduled for Janurary
14. Following dates are February 11,
March 11 and April 8. This informal gettogether will give newcomers an overview
of the island’s non-profits, clubs and civic
opportunities, plus other information that
will help them become part of the community.
hred your documents securely
on Saturday, January 17 at The
Community House between 9 a.m.
and noon. Bring documents such as
bank statements, credit card receipts, old
checks, income tax returns or anything
that contains personal information. The
professionals at Secure Shredding will
take care of the rest.
The event is open to the public. A fee
of $5 for one or two boxes per car will
be collected. If you have more boxes,
an additional donation is requested. All
proceeds go to The Community House
operating fund so additional donations
are always encouraged.
Art And Wine Parties
Women’s Historical Panel
Fun Fest 2015 brings fun for all with sand
sculptures, kids’ carnival activities and a
bluegrass band
O
n Friday, January 16 at noon,
meet Eleanor Kinzie, who is 92
years old. Her family owned the
island ferry. Hear the story of the Sanibel
Lighthouse’s ferry crossing. Listen as local
historian Betty Anholt shares memories.
Then meet Sarita Van Vleck, a conservationist and one of the first on the Sanibel
Planning Commission. She also worked
to incorporate the City of Sanibel.
Tea, tea sandwiches, mimosas and
other offerings will be served, provided
by Sanibel Catering Co. Drinks will be
Cheerful Turtle by Sissi Janku is the painting that the artist will be demonstrating on
January 26
L
et local artist Sissi Janku encourage the artist within by guiding and
encouraging you to complete a
painting. Workshop dates are January
26, from 7 to 9 p.m., and February 23,
I
n most parts of the country, people
are used to attending county fairs and
local festivals in the summer months.
On Sanibel, with beautiful weather yearround, we get to enjoy ours in January.
On Sunday, January 25, the Sanibel Fun
Fest will return to The Community House
for the second year, with a range of community festival activities to appeal to the
whole family from seniors to youngsters.
Fun Fest 2015 activities will include:
• Cars Of The Island Stars, Sanibel’s
small-town version of the elegant car
shows held at Pebble Beach and Boca
Raton. Displayed on the Community Park
lawn will be rare and beautiful motorcars
owned by some of your fellow islanders.
Ranging from classics to modern exotics,
these works of automotive art are usually
hidden away in private garages, and this
will be a rare opportunity to see them up
close.
Entries will be professionally judged
and trophies will be awarded by The
Community House in partnership with
the San Cap Motor Club.
• Sand Sculpture Contest. The Community House grounds will turn into an
extension of the beach, as teams representing local organizations, non-profits
and neighborhood and youth groups
compete to see who can build the most
interesting sand sculpture. It’s great fun
for the teams who compete, and just as
much fun for attendees who can watch
the construction process, cheer on their
friends, admire the workmanship and
vote for their favorite entry. Prizes will
be awarded for best designs and most
popular.
• Kids’ Carnival. The younger set will
have their own forms of fun, with classic
carnival games, magic performances,
educational animal exhibits and outdoor
inflatables.
• Live Bluegrass Music. Musical entertainment for Fun Fest will be provided by
the Bugtussle Ramblers Band, a popular
Southwest Florida bluegrass ensemble,
performing live on The Community
House auditorium stage. In addition,
there will be food and beverage vendors
on site with beer and wine available by
donation.
Fun Fest 2015 will be open from 10
a.m. until 4 p.m. Admission is $5, and
free for children 12 and under (with attending adult).
Those interested in displaying a car
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ISLAND SUN - JANUARY 9, 2015
Committee of the Islands • Keeping Sanibel Special Since 1975
You’re Invited To COTI’s 40th
Anniversary Party!
When: Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Where: Sanibel Community House, 2173 Periwinkle
Hours: From 5:00 to 8:00 PM
Admission: Free! Just email your RSVP to: coti@coti.org
It was 40 years ago — in 1975 — that those who helped incorporate Sanibel as
an independently governed city within Lee County founded the Committee of
the Islands, to help keep Sanibel special.
Now we would like to invite everyone in the Sanibel community to help us
celebrate! There will be good food and drink served at our Anniversary Party,
with live music performed by Sanibel resident and entertainer Gene Federico.
Just let us know you plan to attend….
To RSVP, email us at: coti@coti.org
So many individuals and organizations here have supported our mission to help
ensure the continuity of good local government, to protect the environment,
and to preserve the sanctuary character of our beautiful barrier island
community. Join with us now to celebrate the success of our joint efforts…
…and send your RSVP in today!
We look forward to seeing you...
Jim Beauchamp
COTI President
WEBSITE: coti.org • EMAIL: coti@coti.org • P.O. BOX 88, SANIBEL, FL 33957
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Bike Path Public Safety Project
details of Sanibel’s shared use path system.
“The video will show Sanibel’s shareduse path and describe how Sanibel is a
unique setting for cycling,” the proposal
reads, in part. “It will explain that the path
system here is a shared-use facility and
explain how bicycles must accommodate
other path users. It will review the important
rules for safe cycling, and go beyond that to
show the unique challenges the Sanibel path
presents to cyclists.”
The video would be funded through several entities, including the Sanibel Trails In
Motion Fund ($4,000), local bicycle shops
and rental businesses (estimated $4,000),
the Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of Commerce
($2,000), a Bike Florida grant ($2,000) and
a Tourist Development Council promotion
grant already received by the city ($4,000). Sanibel Vegetation Committee member
The proposal requested a $4,000 commit- Berdenna Thompson receives a proclament on the part of the city.
mation declaring the city’s 26th year as
According to Patti Sousa of the Sanibel a Tree City from Mayor Kevin Ruane. The
Bicycle Club, the company that will produce Sanibel School will celebrate Arbor Day on
the video is based on Sanibel. “The owners’ January 30.
children attend The Sanibel School, so they
have a vested interest in this,” she said, adding that the club was also offered a discounted
price for the work.
During public comment on the topic, resident Karen Storjohann suggested that the video
encourage bicyclists to use the shared use path system “where it is available,” noting that
a large contingent of bikers using a portion of city streets greatly reduced traffic flow and
safety.
Fellow islander Steve Maxwell added that the video contain a Do’s & Don’ts section,
and request that cyclists comply with the “Bike Stop” markings along the pathway.
“Has there ever been a ticket issued to a biker who didn’t stop?” asked resident John
Carney. “That would be some interesting trivia to find out.”
Additionally, the bike club requested that the city hire a consultant with expertise in
transportation planning, an expense that councilman Mick Denham balked at. Mike Miller,
a member of the Sanibel Bicycle Club, told the council that the club offered to contribute
$500 towards that expense.
“Bicycling is such an integral part of what Sanibel is all about,” said Councilman Marty
Harrity. “If we’re going to do this, let’s make sure we do it right.”
Vice Mayor Doug Congress made a motion to approve the city’s participation in the
project, which was seconded by Harrity. Following a brief discussion, the motion passed
unanimously.
Mayor Kevin Ruane requested that members of the bike club meet with the city’s public
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works department staff to redefine the scope of work to be completed with the project.
The club had initially suggested a five-step approach, which would begin with collecting
an inventory of all existing shared use path signage and markings. Other tasks include
conducting an open house for public input, reviewing data collected as well as current city
policies and documents related to the pathway, and preparing draft recommendations and
alternatives for options to improve existing policies.
Council Stipend
Ordinance Draws
Public Interest
by Jeff Lysiak
D
uring Tuesday’s city council meeting, the draft ballot language to
provide each council member
a monthly stipend – if approved by
Sanibel voters – was introduced, drawing interest from several audience members in attendance.
As prepared by City Attorney Ken
Cuyler, the draft ballot question regarding
city council member stipends reads, in
part, “Shall Section 3.03 of the Sanibel
City Charter be amended to authorize
and provide to each Sanibel City Council
member a stipend in the amount of
$1,500 per calendar month during each
council member’s term(s) of office commencing March, 2017?” The question is
followed by YES and NO.
The idea of compensating council
members was brought up for discussion
late last year by Mayor Kevin Ruane, in
large part because the responsibilities
of Sanibel’s elected officials – including
travel to attend off-island meetings – has
dramatically increased over the course of
time. Ruane noted that among the 430
members of the Florida League of Cities,
only 11 cities (including Sanibel) do not
pay their elected officials.
Currently, the city permits elected
officials a stipend of $50 per day for
meals, which according to City Manager
Judie Zimomra is regulated by state
law. Mileage reimbursement for fuel is
regulated by an Internal Revenue Service
allowance.
During Tuesday’s session, Councilman
Mick Denham asked if “stipend” was the
appropriate term to use in the matter,
further requesting the dictionary definition
of the word.
“Is it a salary or is it a stipend?”
Councilman Marty Harrity responded.
“I don’t care what you call it, but I don’t
think anybody up here should be out of
pocket.”
“There’s no sense of urgency to
put this on the February agenda,” said
Ruane, who briefly addressed the issue of
a city staff member leaking information
related to the mayor’s travel expenses to
the media last month. Ruane’s primary
concern was related to his personal information being released, which he said has
the potential for identity theft.
According to a memo sent by Cuyler
on December 15, in order to have the
matter placed before the Sanibel electorate at the city general election on March
7, 2017, the city council would enact an
ordinance approving the ballot language.
That ordinance would go through the
usual enactment process, which includes
a first reading, a second reading, public
hearing and adoption.
During public comment, resident
Claudia Burns noted the inclusion of both
the proposed stipend as well as “actual
and necessary expenses incurred,” as
noted in the draft language.
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ISLAND SUN - JANUARY 9, 2015
Niedung Recital
Sanibel Baptist
Offered At Church Church Notice
S
anibel Baptist Church will hold
Sunday morning worship services at Periwinkle Park and
Campground, 1119 Periwinkle Way,
on January 11 and January 25. There
will be a 9 a.m. Bible study and 10
a.m. worship service.
The January 18 services will be
held at The Community House, 2173
Periwinkle Way.
Community House
in the Fun Fest Car Show or in entering a team for the Sand Sculpture Contest
should call 472-2155 for more information.
Fun Fest serves as the major annual fundraising event for the Sanibel Community
Association, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, with proceeds benefitting operation and maintenance of The Community House. Sponsors include Sanibel-Captiva
Trust Company, Kiwanis Club of Sanibel-Captiva, Lee County Tourist Development
Council, Bank of The Islands, Suncoast Beverage Sales, Times Of The Islands and
Costco.
The Community House is located at 2173 Periwinkle Way. For more information, visit www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net or call 472-2155.
Email editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com
Konstanze Niedung
T
he German-American soprano
Konstanze Niedung will perform
an informal recital of art songs
and opera arias, including works by
German, French, Italian and American
composers, on Sunday, January 11 at
Sanibel Congregational United Church
of Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way on
Sanibel. Her performance will begin at
3 p.m.
Niedung received a bachelor of arts
degree in voice from Vassar College in
Poughkeepsie, New York, and a masters
of music degree with distinction and
honors in vocal performance from the
New England Conservatory of Music
in Boston, Massachusetts. She was a
finalist and third place winner of the
Metropolitan Opera National Council
New England Regional Auditions and
a recipient of a vocal fellowship to sing
at the prestigious Tanglewoood Music
Center in Massachusetts. At home with
art song and lighter classics, as well as
opera, she has sung numerous recitals.
Niedung currently lives and works in
Frankfurt, Germany.
For more information, call the church
at 472-0497.
Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy & Pilates
Phone # 239-395-5858
Administrative Offices
& Classrooms
Phone # 239-472-9700
Showroom Hours 8:30am-4:30pm Monday-Friday
Phone # 239-472-9473
Sanibel
Treasures &
Consignment
Rene’s
Jewelry
472-5544
9am-5pm 7 days a week
Phone #: 239-472-HOME
Showroom Hours: 8am-5pm
Monday-Friday
Phone # 239-472-1101
Hours: 10-6 Monday – Saturday
12-5 Sunday
Phone: 239-910-7333
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Open Daily 7am
(Summer hours vary)
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 - JANUARY 9, 2015
OBITUARY
SHARON LOUISE PROCTOR
haron Louise Proctor, a longtime resident of the Sanibel area,
passed away on December 28 at
Hope Hospice in Cape Coral.
Born in 1954 in Buffalo, New York,
she received a bachelor of science
degree in nursing from the University
of North Florida after realizing that the
southern beaches were much preferable
to the winters of western New York.
Sharon also served in the US Navy as a
weather forecasting specialist for several
years, which allowed her the opportu-
S
nity to begin traveling and discovering
the pleasures of life abroad.
Sharon enjoyed traveling the world
whenever possible, and after falling in
love with the beaches of Sanibel Island,
she made it her life’s passion to discover
as many beautiful coastlines as possible.
An avid collector of seashells and a lover
of body surfing, she was truly in her
element whenever near an ocean. Her
journeys in pursuit of the perfect sandy
strip have taken her from the white
beaches of the Caribbean, to the desert
shores of Peru, and even as far as the
penguin-filled beaches of South Africa.
She always found her way back
to her most beloved island of Sanibel
though, as she considered it her home
and has spent countless hours searching
the tidal zones for the ever-elusive junonia. Her happiest moments were sharing her love of Sanibel’s secret places
with her family and constantly reminding her children that you had to take a
cold wave or two across the face if you
wanted to find the best shells. Sharon
never found her Sanibel junonia, but
she did find tremendous joy and peace
in the beautiful gulf waters that she so
dearly loved.
She is survived by her two children:
Justin Proctor, of Ithaca and Duncan
Proctor, of Denver; and her sister,
Sandra Keith-Anzalone, of Lawtons.
She is also survived by her grandson,
Maximus Felix Proctor.
And Max plans to keep an eye out
for that junonia, just as grandma would
have wanted him to.
2015 Island Bible Study
An Eight-week Bible Study on
John 13-17
Monday Nights, January 12 - March 2, 2015
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
At Sanibel Community Church
1740 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island
In this 8 week study we’ll consider the things Jesus said and did
during the few precious hours before he was arrested. His words
stunned the Apostles 2000 years later, and are still changing lives.
Please contact
Dave and Jinny Kelby (239-472-2432 or 715-222-7130) or
Jack and Sonya May (239-579-0749 or 303-888-0707)
to be a part of this exciting study.
OBITUARY
HARLEY ROBERT DERLETH
erleth, Harley “Lee” Robert, age
85 passed away at his much-loved
island home in Sanibel, FL on
December 7, 2014. Born in Rochester,
NY on October 7, 1929 to Robert
and Laura (Seitz) Derleth, Lee lived in
the Rochester, NY area; Upper Largo,
Scotland; and Upper Saddle River, NJ
before becoming a 30-year resident of
Sanibel.
Lee graduated from Brown University
in 1951 with a degree in Electrical
Engineering. On completion of ROTC he
proudly served in the US Navy from 1951
through 1954, most notably in the Pacific
on the submarines, USS Queenfish and
USS Blackfin.
Graduating from Harvard Business
School in 1956, Lee spent a long career
as an executive with Pfaudler Co.,
Henry Balfour Co. (Scotland), Sybron
Corporation, Permutit Co., and Zurn
Industries, travelling widely throughout the
U.S., Europe, Soviet Union, Middle East,
and South America. After ending his
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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 Sanibel Congregational United
Church of Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way.
Rabbi Myra Soifer. For information call
President Martin Pokedoff at 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,
corporate career, he and his partner created and managed a successful consulting
company, Business Development Services,
until his retirement. As part of his community ties in Sanibel, Lee served as a past
director of the Island Water Association
and was proud of his involvement with
the construction of the IWA deep injection
well. Lee was also a long time member of
the Sanibel Kiwanis, serving as its treasurer
and particularly enjoyed coordinating its
annual talent show to raise funds for charities. In his retirement, Lee continued his
love of travel and prior to his trips made
special efforts to learn about the history
and culture of the locations he was going
to visit. On Sanibel, Lee took great pleasure in his morning breakfasts overlooking the Gulf while reading the Wall Street
Journal, and more recently his dinners at
the bar at Timbers, and Sunday breakfasts
at Jerry’s.
Lee was predeceased by his wife Rita
Marie (Barnes) and wife Audrey June
(Deas). He is survived by his son Eric
Derleth and his wife Cindy House of
Sutton, NH; daughter Moira Gutbrod,
her husband Eric and granddaughters
Laura and Lindsay of Boonton, NJ; son
Karl Derleth, his wife Daryl and grandson
Taylor and granddaughters Carly and Emily
of Ramsey NJ; and his beloved friend
Regina Bonin of Rochester, NY. He is
also survived by stepson Michael Deas, his
wife Debbie, and their sons Lee, Robert,
and Thomas of Wichita, KS; stepdaughter Sarah Deas of Mahwah; NJ stepson
John Deas, his wife Devon and their sons
Carson and Gunther of Ramsey, NJ; and
stepdaughter Jill Johnson, her husband
Tim and their sons Connor, Calum, and
William of Ramsey, NJ.
In Lee’s memory, contributions can be
directed to the Diabetes Research Institute
Foundation (http://diabetesresearch.
org/) or the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation
Foundation (https://www.sccf.org/). A
springtime memorial will be held in Sanibel
FL on a date to be announced.
2173 Periwinkle Way. 239-671-5502.
SANIBEL COMMUNITY CHURCH
1740 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, 472-2684
Dr. Daryl Donovan, Senior Pastor
Sunday Worship Hours:
8 a.m. Traditional in historic Chapel. 9 a.m.
Contemporary and 11 a.m. Traditional in main
Sanctuary. 10:15 a.m. Courtyard Fellowship.
9 and 11 a.m. Bible classes. Childcare available at all services.
SANIBEL CONGREGATIONAL
UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST:
2050 Periwinkle Way 472-0497
The Reverend Dr. John H. Danner, Sr.
Pastor. The Reverend Deborah Kunkel,
Associate Pastor. 7:45 a.m. Chapel, 9 and
11 a.m. Full Service with Sunday school
and nursery care provided. Elevator access.
ST. ISABEL CATHOLIC CHURCH:
3559 San-Cap Rd., 472-2763
Pastor Reverend Christopher Senk,
Saturday Vigil Mass 5 p.m., Sunday Mass
8:30 and 10:30 a.m., Daily Mass Wed.
Thurs. Fri. 8:30 a.m. Communion Service
Mon. and Tues. 8:30 a.m. Holy Days call.
ST. MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS
EPISCOPAL CHURCH:
2304 Periwinkle Way. Reverend Dr. Ellen
Sloan, Rector. Saturday Eucharist 5 p.m.,
Sunday Eucharist 8 and 10:30 a.m.,
Sunday School 10:30 a.m., Tuesday
Morning Prayer 9 a.m.,
Wednesday Healing Eucharist 9 a.m.,
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ISLAND SUN - JANUARY 9, 2015
Visiting Scholar
Dr. Mary Boys
2015 - A SENSATIONAL SEASON
FOR THE WHOLE COMMUNITY
AT SANIBEL COMMUNITY CHURCH
D
r. Mary C. Boys, dean of academic affairs at Union Theological
Seminary in New York, will speak
on Sunday, January 18 at 3 p.m. in the
sanctuary of the Sanibel Congregational
Church, 2050 Periwinkle Way.
As this year’s Shared Scholar, presented by Temple Bat Yam, Sanibel
Congregational United Church of Christ,
St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal
Church, Captiva Chapel by the Sea and
the Christian Science Church, she will
address topics from her book Redeeming
Our Sacred Story: The Death of Jesus
and Relations Between Jews and
Christians.
The program, which is always enthusiastically attended, is free and open to
Portraits In Print
by Jane Vos Hogg
Real Rabbi
T
emple Bat
Yam has a
new rabbi.
Her name is Myra
Soifer; she is
unusually open,
direct and doesn’t
mince words.
Brought up south
of Chicago, close to
the Indiana border, it was public schools
all the way. With good grades, back in
a time when scholarships were easier to
find, she figured on being the first in her
family to go to college. Small, liberal arts
Lawrence University in Wisconsin seemed
a fit.
Then, as sophomore year began, she
dropped out, bused to Denver and spent
a year living a youthful adventure. Come
Spring, she knew she wanted to return to
college. Timing meant choosing courses
from a catalog. Religion, touching heavily on social justice, eventually determined
her major. She envisioned a life in academics; graduation was followed with rabbinical school in Cincinnati, somewhat of
a leap for a student who grew up with no
particular religious affiliation.
Her first year was spent in Jerusalem
learning Hebrew; the next four back
to the seminary before being ordained.
JANUARY
Dr. Mary Boys
photo by Richard Madonna
the public. A reception will follow the
presentation and discussion. The public is
invited.
She asked her mentor if he thought she
should become a rabbi. His answer: “I
wondered what took you so long.”
Placement process was limited. Only
two places in the country were willing to
consider a woman; she chose the one in
New Orleans. Six years later, thinking it
time to move on, Reno became her second congregation… it stayed that way for
26 years.
“What does being a rabbi mean to
you?” got an immediate, “I get to work
at what I love. It allows me to be totally
absorbed in Judaism… my passion.
Beyond pastoral duties and conducting
services I am uniquely privileged to be
involved in peoples’ lives. I see myself
as a teacher. Here in Sanibel I have an
incredible group of learners… many
retired people who now have the time to
learn.
“Once a week I have a lunch-hour
class on Talmud. On Saturday it’s classes
shared with members of the congregation
so it’s teaching as well as learning from
others. New for me, I taught a course on
ethical wills. There are 10 people in that
group. For six weeks we considered and
shared our values and then wrote our
individual ethical wills. Even though the
class is now over, many participants plan
to discuss their wills with the intended
recipients. We plan to meet again in
February to get feedback, to talk about
how it went.”
Both times we talked, Rabbi Soifer
was sandaled. Perfectly polished toe
nails… first time bright blue and last time
deep purple dusted with glitter… expect
the unexpected. I found her delightful.
From page 12
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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
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 ryi39@aol.com.
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ISLAND SUN - JANUARY 9, 2015
Jordan Discusses Sailor’s
Valentines At Shell Museum
Lecture attendees pause to inspect some of Bill Jordan’s sailor’s Valentines
Bill Jordan hosted a pair of lectures last week at the Bailey-Matthews National Shell
Museum focusing on the history of sailor’s Valentines
photos by Jeff Lysiak
by Jeff Lysiak
O
n December 30, Bill Jordan hosted a pair of lectures at the Bailey-Matthews
National Shell Museum focusing on the history of sailor’s Valentines, how
the shell mosaics are created and legends about the origins of the craftworks’
name.
Jordan’s experience with sailor’s Valentines dates back to 1987, when he was
asked to construct a traditional, eight-sided frame for a shell enthusiast.
“I found the idea really interesting,” he told a group of about 25 participants gathered in the museum’s first floor meeting room. “At first, I had no idea what it would be
used for, but then I was told they were being used to display a shell mosaic.”
Hinged together like a book, a pair of eight-sided frames would eventually house
an intricately-designed assemblage of multiple colored and sized shells – whose history
dates back to around 1750 – which could be closed and/or locked together for safekeeping by sailors during long voyages. Once returned to their home port, the sailors
would give these keepsakes to their loved ones as a gift.
According to Jordan, a resident of Fort Myers, the term sailor’s Valentine
appears to be a regional term coined by collectors in New England. He explained
that the term may have come after “one of the sailors gave the shell creation to his
The Finest in
Valentine.” Similar shellcrafts are referred
to as a “shell mosaic” (in France and the
United Kingdom) and as “fancy work” (in
Barbados, the likely birthplace of the artwork).
“You’re welcome to call it fancy work
and you’re welcome to call it a shell mosaic,” he told the crowd. “But I’ll continue to
use the term from that old romantic tale.”
Over the years, Jordan developed a
keen interest in chronicling the history of
sailor’s Valentines, performing delicate restorations of original keepsakes which date
back to 1872 and creating his own version
of the craft. He shared several images of a
restoration in progress, showing close-up
photos of the multi-layered mosaic, with
a thin wall of cotton placed beneath the
A sailor’s Valentine on display at the
shells.
museum, created by Sandi Blanda of
From his research, Jordan has deterNantucket, Massachusetts
mined that the earliest known example of
a sailor’s Valentine dates back to 1829,
discovered at the West End Villa Museum in Barbados. Between 1840 and 1850, the
shell craft gained widespread popularity, with artists engaging in a friendly competition
to see who could come up with the most
intricate designs or romantic creations.
A native of Marshfield, Massachusetts,
Jordan displays and sells his award-winning shell creations – most notably his personalized pocketwatch pendants – at shell
shows across Florida and in the northeastern United States. For additional information, visit www.sailors-Valentine.com.
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Wigley’s Ashes Spread In Preserve
Mike Wigley prepares to spread some of his father’s ashes in the Bob Wigley Preserve
The Bob Wigley Preserve, a 27-acre parcel owned by the Sanibel Captiva
Conservation Foundation, is comprised of three tracts: the Andrea Waitt Carlton
Family Tract, the John and Mary Jo Boler Family Tract and the Pete and Pat Allen
Family Tract.
Wigley was a beloved islander, known for his quiet and generous support of local
causes and neighbors in need. He passed away peacefully on November 2, 2014 and
will always be remembered on Sanibel and Captiva as an entrepreneur, philanthropist
and conservationist.
On January 2, Bob’s son Mike, his wife and three daughters were joined by some
local islanders in a brief prayer service at the gazebo in the Bob Wigley Preserve.
Following the service, Mike spread some of Bob’s ashes as a ceremonial and healing
way to return Bob to Sanibel and its nature that he loved. Other family members and
friends also helped spread some ashes.
Bob worked tirelessly to add value to the islands, his church, the arts, conservation,
civic developments and mentoring future generations. He made friends wherever he
went and his faith in God sustained him throughout his life. The islands were blessed
to have Bob be a part of our community for many years and his lasting presence will
serve as an inspiration to us all.
The remainder of Bob’s ashes were spread in Minnesota.
From page 1
The Dunes Speed Limit Reduced
speed limits. He told the council that he recently tried driving 20 mph through the subdivision, “which lasted about only two-tenths of a mile.” Lorraine Walker Williams asked if
additional police patrols could be stationed at key areas during peak traffic periods. “If we
don’t have the threat of enforcement, why are we going to do this?” she said.
Another neighborhood resident, Carol Mullen, suggested that speed humps might be
the only effective way to reduce speeding through The Dunes. “Personally, I don’t like
them… but I think they will be the most effective.”
The estimated cost of removing old speed limit signs and installing new signs is
$3,600.
Johnson Engineering’s report also suggested, “If further traffic-calming measures are
required, and the residents within the community agree that additional measures are warranted, Tier 2 improvements may be considered.”
The estimated cost of the Tier 2 improvements – including four temporary 14 feet
long by 4-inch high speed humps and additional signage – is $24,800.
Following some additional comments from the public and council, Vice Mayor Doug
Congress made a motion to approve an ordinance to lower the speed limit within The
Dunes subdivision, which becomes effective immediately upon passage. Marty Harrity
seconded the motion, which was later unanimously approved.
Mayor Kevin Ruane requested that once the speed limit reduction is put in place,
gathering feedback from members of the public to gauge the success of the restrictions
would be critical in evaluating if additional traffic-calming measures – such as the temporary speed humps – were needed.
Williams offered that a study similar to last year’s might be conducted in March, which
could be evaluated by staff and presented to the council before the end of season.
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ISLAND SUN - JANUARY 9, 2015
Sanibel Snowflakes
Congregational United Church Of
Christ To Hold MLK Jazz Sunday
It’s snowing bubbles
M
ost of us who now call Sanibel
home grew up in an area that
saw snow yearly or, at least,
every few years. Remember how you
would love to play all day in the snow
or you would wait by the radio, fully
dressed on a school day, waiting for the
announcer to tell you whether or not
you would be two hours late for school?
Many of the students at the Children’s
Education Center of the Islands have
never seen snow. So when one of the
students asked what it was like to catch
snowflakes, the staff gave them the next
best thing; bubbles, lots of bubbles. The
children loved watching them fall from
the bubble machine up high, trying to
catch them and popping them before
they hit the ground. Some of the children
even tried to catch the “snowflakes” on
their tongue, until they tasted them.
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T
he Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ will feature jazz musicians from Island Jazz and the Bill Harris Quintet during its 9 a.m. and 11
a.m. worship services on January
18. Featured players will include Bill
Harris, trumpet; Debby Dorr, piano; Ross
Mannina, bass; Tom Cooley, drums; and
Louis Pradt, reeds.
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The worship service will include a
variety of selections from the AfricanAmerican tradition, ranging from spirituals
such as I’m Gonna Live So God Can
Use Me, gospel songs including Precious
Lord, and pieces by Miles Davis and Duke
Ellington.
The Rev. Dr. John H. Danner, senior
pastor, will preach a sermon titled
Nightmares and Dreams.
“Honoring the memory of Martin
Luther King,” noted Danner, “and considering how we might advance the dream of
equality for all is an important undertaking
in these ofttimes tumultuous days. And
the music coming of out of the AfricanFancy-Footed Booby
American tradition is so vital to the story
of civil rights in this nation!”
The services are open to the public.
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The church is located at 2050 Periwinkle
Way on Sanibel. For further information
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ISLAND SUN - JANUARY 9, 2015
CROW Case Of The Week:
White Pelican
by Patricia Molloy
W
ith a ninefoot wingspan, the
American white
pelican (Pelecanus
erythrorhynchos)
is one of the largest birds in North
America. While its
plumage is white,
it has black flight
feathers that are visible when its wings
are extended.
Unlike the more common brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis), the white
pelican does not dive into the water for
its food. It floats on the water and scoops
fish and water into its distensible gular
(throat) pouch. It then holds its heads up
to drain out the water, allowing the bird
to swallow the fish. Several white pelicans
may fish together, moving in a circle to
“herd” the fish toward the center.
Last month, a white pelican was
admitted to CROW after being found
down and depressed on Sanibel. Upon
arrival at the clinic, it was too weak to
stand or flap its wings. It was quickly
determined that the pelican was suffering
from toxicosis caused by red tide. He had
likely suffered respiratory irritation after
breathing in the algal bloom or had eaten
a fish that had digested the organism.
During the first few days of treatment,
the patient was tube fed Piscivore, a
formula designed to meet the metabolic
needs of a critically ill fish-eating seabird.
He also received fluid injections under the
skin to prevent dehydration, along with
a liver detox containing milk thistle to
stimulate his liver.
On day seven, the staff gave a collective sigh of relief when the pelican
became “snappy” and tried to nip one
of his caregivers. The following day, he
began eating fish on his own and was
eventually moved to the pelican complex
so he could stretch his wings and exercise
his chest muscles. The pelican spent his
last days recuperating in the company
of two double-crested cormorants and
another white pelican.
After just a few days outside, the white
pelican was healthy and eager for freedom. He was placed in a carrier in the
back of CROW’s patient transportation
van, along with the other white pelican,
and driven to the JN “Ding” Darling
National Wildlife Refuge, far away from
the algal bloom. When the carriers were
opened, both pelicans leapt from their
carriers and quickly took to the skies.
CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation
of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife
hospital providing veterinary care for
native and migratory wildlife from our
local area. The hospital accepts patients
seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5
p.m. Mail donations to PO Box 150,
Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or
visit: www.crowclinic.org.
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Two double-crested cormorants and two white pelicans recuperate in CROW’s outdoor
pelican complex before being released back into the wild
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January
Programs
At CROW
T
he Clinic for the Rehabilitation of
Wildlife (CROW) is offering the following programs this month:
• Friday, January 9, 11 a.m. and 2
p.m., CROW’s Wildlife Ambassadors:
Raptors, presented by CROW Senior
Rehabilitator Willow Bender. Raptors are
groups of birds that prey on other animals
in the wild to survive. Their specialized
beaks and talons make them some of the
most effective hunters, and Florida is home
to both native and migratory species.
• Saturday, January 10 – 11 a.m.
and 2 p.m., CROW Case of the Week,
presented by CROW Rehabilitator Rachel
Walsh. CROW’s teaching hospital offers
externship, fellowship and internship
opportunities for natural science and veterinary medicine students. While on site,
students learn the ins and outs of conservation medicine and wildlife rehabilitation,
and will share their favorite patient stories.
• Monday, January 12 – 9 to 10 a.m.,
Mammal Morning Mondays. Cost is $5
per adult. Learn why otters, bobcats, squirrels, bunnies, raccoons, bats, skunks and
opossums come in, how they are rehabilitated and what their role is in the environment. Continental breakfast will be served.
• Monday, January 12 – 11 a.m. and
2 p.m., CROW Case of the Week, pre-
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sented by CROW students Jaclyn Neri (11
a.m.) and Kimberly Freid (2 p.m.) CROW’s
teaching hospital offers externship, fellowship and internship opportunities for
natural science and veterinary medicine
students. While on site, students learn the
ins and outs of conservation medicine and
wildlife rehabilitation, and share their favorite patient stories.
• Tuesday, January 13 – 11 a.m. and
2 p.m., CROW’s Wildlife Ambassadors:
Raptors, presented by CROW Senior
Rehabilitator Willow Bender. Raptors are
groups of birds that prey on other animals
in the wild to survive. Their specialized
beaks and talons make them some of the
most effective hunters, and Florida is home
to both native and migratory species.
• Wednesday, January 14 – 11 a.m.
and 2 p.m., Wildlife Rescue 101, presented by CROW volunteer Denny Toll.
CROW hospital treats over 3,500 patients
a year, but not all of the animals admitted need assistance. Facilities like CROW
should be an animal’s last resort, not their
first. This presentation uses past case
studies, rescues and releases to teach you
about safe interactions with wildlife in the
community.
• Thursday, January 15 – 11 a.m.
and 2 p.m., Patient Profiles: Gopher
Tortoises, presented by CROW volunteer
Patricia Appino (11 a.m.) and Senior
Rehabilitator Willow Bender (2 p.m.). The
life of a gopher tortoise revolves around
its burrow. The species is found digging
from Southern Georgia to Southeast
Florida. Because of its contributions to the
ecosystem, it is classified as a “Keystone
Species.” Learn why they are admitted and
how the medical staff treats this species.
• Friday, January 16 – 11 a.m., Why
Animals Come to CROW, presented by
CROW volunteer Claudia Burns. Do you
ever wonder why and how animals wind
up at the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of
Wildlife? From fishing line entanglement
to abducted babies, CROW’s presenter will
address the most likely reasons patients are
admitted to the hospital.
• Friday, January 16 – 2 p.m., Wildlife
Rescue 101, presented by CROW volunteer Ronald Frazer. CROW hospital treats
over 3,500 patients a year, but not all
of the animals admitted need assistance.
Facilities like CROW should be an animal’s
last resort not their first. This presentation
uses past case studies, rescues and releases
to teach you about safe interactions with
wildlife in the community.
• Saturday, January 17 – 11 a.m.
and 2 p.m., CROW Case of the Week,
presented by CROW Rehabilitator Rachel
Walsh. CROW’s teaching hospital offers
externship, fellowship and internship
opportunities for natural science and veterinary medicine students. While on site,
students learn the ins and outs of conservation medicine and wildlife rehabilitation,
and share their favorite patient stories with
you all.
• Saturday, January 17 – 4 p.m.,
Family Cinema Saturday, featuring the
movie Hoot. Cost is $5 per guest. Have
some popcorn and watch the wildlife
movie on the large screen in the Visitor
Education Center.
• Friday, January 23 – 9 to 10 a.m.,
CROW’s Nest Reading Club, Henry the
Impatient Heron. Parents and children
ages 3 to 5 are free. Read along with staff,
students and volunteers. Stories will be
interactive and give children the chance to
learn about local species of wildlife.
• Wednesday, January 28 – 2 p.m.,
Wildlife Walk with Willow. Cost is $20 per
person. Following the afternoon presentation, Senior Wildlife Rehabilitator Willow
Bender will escort visitors to the rehabilitation grounds for an exclusive look at what
it takes to rehabilitate 3,500-plus animals a
year. Reservations are on a first come, first
served basis and will be offered to a maximum of 20 guests.
CROW is at 3883 Sanibel-Captiva
Road. For more information, call 4723644.
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Sanibel Fishing Club Meeting
O
n Tuesday, January 13, the
Sanibel Island Fishing Club will
hold its first monthly meeting of
the new year. The meeting will begin
at 6:30 p.m. in the north room of The
Community House, 2173 Periwinkle
Way. This month’s featured speaker,
former county commissioner and water
quality advocate Ray Judah, will begin
his presentation at 7 p.m. There is no
admission charge and the angling public
is invited. Pizza and refreshments will be
available at a nominal charge.
Judah will give a PowerPoint presentation on the numerous water quality issues Ray Judah speaking in Lehigh Acres
the residents of Sanibel and Captiva are
all too familiar with. Judah is the founder of the Florida Coastal & Ocean Coalition,
an organization dedicated to improving water quality throughout Southwest Florida.
The website, www.flcoastalandocean.org, covers a diverse assortment of issues,
including marine eco-systems, local fisheries, protected species such as sawfish,
manatees and sea turtles, coastal development, pollution, offshore drilling and climate change.
Judah has been on the forefront of the many water quality issues that have
impacted the watershed for well over a decade. He has advocated against the toxic
releases stemming from Lake Okeechobee that have inundated the beaches with red
drift algae and repeated fish kills. He has been an advocate for a southern flow way
out of Lake Okeechobee, which would eliminate much of the nutrient-laden waters
flowing down the Caloosahatchee. These fresh water releases have been known to
create blooms of dangerous blue-green algae, which remove the oxygen from the
water, resulting in dead zones, destroying sea grasses and causing fish kills. This
meeting should be of interest not only to local anglers who rely on clean water for
their fishing but for all island residents who are concerned about the future of the
beaches and estuaries.
The Sanibel Island Fishing Club meets monthly through season and sponsors several group outings as well as lending support for various fishing related charities and
organizations such as START, Lee Reefs and the Sanibel Sea School. For information on joining the club, contact Rol Campbell at 472-8994 or attend the meeting.
The Sanibel Island Fishing Club has been an active social club for more than 30
years on the island. To learn more, view fishing photos or see the fish recipe section, go to www.sanibelslandfishingclub.com.
An Inside Look At
Wildlife Recovery
Baby green heron
Baby squirrel sleeping
photos courtesy of CROW
T
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 or orphaned
animals. Of the 200 different species,
60 percent were birds, with 33 percent
mammals and seven percent reptiles.
CROW is not permitted to display
its patients publically, so this hour-long
presentation offers the next best thing:
numerous candid snapshots of current
and past patients, with commentary by
Claudia Burns, a veteran clinic volunteer.
The next CROW Picture Show will be
held on Friday, January 16 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 and 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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ISLAND SUN - JANUARY 9, 2015
Spring Fishing In
January
by Capt.
Matt Mitchell
I
t sure did not feel
like January out
on the water this
week. Not only are
we enjoying being
one of the warmest
spots in the nation,
the warmer than
usual temperatures have the fish chewing like it’s spring time. After two weeks
of no major cold fronts, fishing just
keeps getting better and better. Morning
dense fog made getting around on the
water a little bit of a adventure a few
days this week, but once it burned off by
mid-morning, it was really a non issue.
Boat traffic seemed to really increase
out on the water this week, with many
snowbirds arriving after the new year and
taking advantage of the warm sunshine
and near perfect boating weather. Lots
of places I have been fishing for the last
few months are now starting to get lots
more angler pressure. Switching it up and
heading up to the harder to reach, lesser
known mangrove creeks and channels in
the middle sound on the super low tides
provided a great escape from the traffic.
With so many miles of shoreline in the
sound, it’s great to have options.
Usually this time of year I’m writing
about fishing with shrimp and catching
sheepshead and rat redfish while hiding
from the cold north wind. These past few
weeks, things have been totally different
– it’s been all about live shiner fishing for
great catch-and-release snook action. The
snook bite has been as good as it gets for
January, with lots of fish of all sizes being
caught from one end of the sound to the
other. With so many snook around, this
has been my daily go-to fishing and it’s
been hard to fish for for anything else as
these fish just make clients happy.
Fishing for these wintertime snook in
tight little mangrove places is not only
tranquil and provides pretty scenery but
really keeps a anglers on there toes. Not
only do you need a accurate cast but
once hooked up, these fish charge hard
for the nearest place to break you off.
When you do make that perfect cast up
under or close to the structure, it can pay
Send Us Your Fish Tales
Brad Sowers from St Louis with a 30-inch snook caught and released while fishing with
Capt. Matt Mitchell this week.
T
off very quickly. Often before you can
even close the bail of the reel with a big
flash and a strike, now that is the instant
gratification that all fishermen love. This
snook action is some of my favorite fishing of the year, clear water and explosive
surface strikes are what its all about.
Big seatrout where another option
this week for what has seemed like the
first time in months. Shiners and jumbo
shrimp fished under a popping cork on
the open flats caught trout to 22 inches,
with the average size getting a whole lot
better than in previous weeks. Look for
these seatrout in small sand holes in clean
clear water out on the open grass flats in
depths from 2 to 4 feet. Drift until you
locate them, then anchor up. Once you
find them, it’s a bite on just about every
cast. Narrow mangrove creeks also held
some larger trout during periods of strong
incoming tide, although these trout usually came as a bonus fish while targeting
snook in these same areas. Either on the
flat or in the creeks, trout came easy all
week for anglers wanting to take home a
fresh fish dinner.
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
press@islandsunnews.com; or call 395-1213.
CLEAR YOUR GEAR
It Catches More Than Fish
Barbless hooks cause
less damage than
hooks with barbs
1
If you’re looking to hook into a
really big fish, the causeway bridges have
had some giant black drum on them.
Although I have not targeted them on
rod and reel over the last few weeks, me
and several of my guide buddies have non
intentionally had encounters with these
massive black drum while cast-netting
shiners on the bridge pilings. If there are
enough of these drum on the bridges to
catch one in a castnet, then half a fresh
broken blue crab weighted down on the
bottom on heavy tackle will get it done.
Some of these fish are in the 50 poundplus size range, and I one report of a real
beast that was estimated at 80 pounds
plus. Catching one of these massive fish
in a castnet is scary – if not outright dangerous – for the guy with the net lopped
around his wrist. Now that’s a morning
workout to catch your shiners for the day!
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 captmattmitchell@aol.com.
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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 Cafe features local and
organic vegetarian/vegan fare. Some of the featured
items are fresh pressed juices and smoothies, fresh
organic coffee and an espresso drink bar, fresh housemade nut milks, raw protein gems and chocolates,
organic egg sandwiches and salads, Queenie’s local
ice cream, local beers and organic/sustainably farmed
wines, gluten free bakery with custom layered cakes
and complete party catering. You’ll also find original art
with uplifting messages as well as salt lamps, sage
wands, handmade jewelry, T-shirts and gift-baskets.
Open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and early
dinner until 6 p.m. Call-ahead for to-go orders, 3124085 or text 580-8573 for pick-up or sit outside under
a covered deck. See the 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.
BENNETT’S FRESH ROAST
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.
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.
Are “yinz” ready for some football? Stop by The Great White Grill and enjoy non-stop gridiron action with owner John Nader, a loyal fan
and follower of the Pittsburgh Steelers
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.
CHIP’S SANIBEL STEAKHOUSE
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.
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.
DOC FORD'S RUM BAR & GRILLE
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.
THE DUNES RESTAURANT
The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club is open to the
public and serves lunch daily from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Chef specials include an assortment of salads, wraps
and sandwiches, soup buffet Monday through Friday,
and the popular the Shrimp Po’ Boy.
Featured monthly events include Trivia Night,
Corks & Canvas, Comedy Night, dinner, dancing and
live entertainment, and bridge. There is a Friday a la
carte dinner menu with featured selections each week
such as fish fry, prime rib, seafood and pasta nights.
Take in the sunset views while sipping on your favorite drink. Happy hour is every day from 3 to 6 p.m.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
GREENHOUSE GRILL
The Greenhouse Grill has happy hour daily that
includes $2 off house wine, $1 off draft beer and half
price special of the day appetizer from 4 to 6 p.m.
There are vegan and gluten free options available.
Fresh, local, seasonal ingredients are used to flavor
steaks, seafood, pasta, salads and burgers. 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
OVER EASY CAFÉ
SANIBEL BEAN
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.
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.
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.
PECKING ORDER
SANIBEL DELI & COFFEE FACTORY
The Pecking Order, your neighborhood chicken
joint, featuring chicken and waffles is now open, featuring tender, juicy, broasted fried chicken and the fixins.
The chicken is marinated and seasoned, and the
high-pressure deep-frying system produces a crispy
coating and holds in the juices without allowing the fat
to penetrate.
Homemade sides include slow-cooked collard
greens, sweet and spicy baked beans, cheesy shell
mac, rice and beans, cole slaw, red mashed and
gravy, fried pickles and veggie chili. Try the Black Betty,
a warm, dark chocolate cupcake filled with liquid
dark chocolate, sprinkled with sea salt flakes and
confectioners sugar.
Take out and outdoor dining available. .
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.
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
POCOLOCO
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.
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.
MATZALUNA ITALIAN KITCHEN
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.
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.
MUCKY DUCK
ROSIE’S CAFÉ & GRILL
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.
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.
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.
SANDBAR
Currently serving happy hour from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
every day in the lounge only, and dinner from 5 to 9
p.m. Since opening in 2013, The Sandbar has become
known for its fresh seafood and choice cuts of beef
and pork.
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.
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 only vegan cafe
and organic juice bar. There is comfortable seating for
friends to socialize and taste Chef Nikki’s extended
menu of plant-based gourmet cuisine. The soups –
lentil, Vietnamese Pho, etc. – are popular year-round,
as are vegan lasagna, Mexican taco salad, kale salad
with avocado chipotle dressing and numerous desserts. The extended menu is posted on the Sprout’s
Facebook page.
The organic juice bar is popular with locals and
visitors of all ages. Kids love the Strawberry Kiss or the
Chocolate Bliss Smoothie, whereas adults favor the
Coffee Sproutaccino or the green Emerald Mermaid
Smoothie. Those are just a few of the juice bar favorites from an extensive menu.
The Sprout is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
8.30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
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.
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LIVE ON THE ISLANDS
Island Fare
TIMBERS RESTAURANT
& FISH MARKET
The Timbers Restaurant & Fish Market and the
adjoining Sanibel Grill are mainstays of the island dining scene, boasting 35 years of fresh fish on Sanibel
Island. The restaurant offers 13 dinners for $15
daily before 5:30 p.m. plus a large selection of local
seafood such as grilled shrimp, fried grouper, oysters,
clams and crab cakes.
Besides specializing in fresh local seafood, the
restaurant has a seafood market that opens at 11 a.m.
(except Sunday, when it’s 2 p.m.)
TRADITIONS ON THE BEACH
Traditions on the Beach is one of the few Sanibel
restaurants with beachfront dining. Located in the
historic Island Inn, the recently updated restaurant
sits on 10 acres with gulf views, perfect for watching
the sunset over the water while you dine. The menu
features Italian and Mediterranean cuisine prepared
by Chef Aziz and his team. Traditions’ dishes are made
with fresh ingredients, from seafood and meats, to
produce from local vendors. On the menu you will find
the classics and specialties including Moroccan lamb,
roast duck, lobster and veal. Pasta, grilled items and
a raw bar are also available. In addition to the regular
menu, specials are offered daily. There’s an attractive
bar and lounge area that also serves food and an
extensive wine and cocktail list. Dining begins at 5 p.m.
and continues until late. Reservations are suggested.
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.
The Crow’s Nest at
’Tween Waters Inn features
the band The Modulators on
Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Crab races are on Monday.
George & Wendy’s Seafood Grille has live music Friday with Marty Stokes & the
Captiva Blues Band; Saturday
is the Hipnauticals, playing old
school rock, plus half-price
drinks for the ladies from 9
p.m. to midnight; Sunday is
Jeff Lyons on acoustic guitar
and vocals; Monday is Megan
Rose on piano and vocals;
Wednesday is Mike Hill, playing jazz. 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. Tuesday
is open mic night from 8 to 11
p.m. Karaoke is Thursday from
9 p.m. to midnight.
The Jacaranda will have
live entertainment on Friday
and Saturday with the Wildfire
Blues Band, beginning at 8:30
p.m. Weekdays, music is from
8 to 11 p.m. On Monday, it’s
Renata, playing jazz, funk and
contemporary; Wednesday is
Tish, playing contemporary,
top 40s and dance; 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 Marvilla Marzan and Joe McCormick play jazz, Latin, pop R&B and contemporary
Federico plays on Saturdance music on Friday and Saturday at Traditions on the Beach at Island Inn
Book Review
The Endless
Journey
by Di Saggau
D
avid Gaggin, author of The Endless Journey will speak Friday,
January 16 at 2 p.m. at the
Sanibel Public Library. Admission is free.
His book gives a unique perspective on
mankind’s origin, purpose and ultimate
destiny. Gaggin says we all have a great
longing to know the meaning of life. We
have a need to know: Who are we?, Are
we important?, Why are we here?, Is
there life after death?, Is there a God?, If
so, does he care about us?, and most importantly, How should we live our lives?
In his opinion, there is enough evidence
available to convince even the most skeptical mind that many of the answers to
the questions regarding life’s purpose can
be found during our lifetimes.
Throughout his successful career as
an engineer, Gaggin was simultaneously
pursuing a lifelong quest to understand
viewpoints on the quintessential mysteries
of humanity, the philosophies of ancient
wisdom and their connection with modern day science. This led him to compile
his findings into an amalgamated philosophy regarding the nature of mankind, our
destiny as spiritual beings and a panoptic
schools of thought on the Universe at
large. His research spans religions, mysticism, mythology, metaphysics, science
and beyond.
Gaggin asserts that we are all invaluable and unique entities, a smaller part of
a greater connected whole, on an endless
cosmic journey of self discovery. Regardless of upbringing, religious indoctrination
or personal philosophy, we can empower
our lives by understanding our place in
the grander scheme of life. In the preface
of the book Gaggin writes, “Readers who
are ready for knowledge need no encouragement. Only those who seek truth
will find it and learn about themselves in
the process, and only those that know
themselves will align themselves with the
Cosmos and grow comfortably within
it. Enjoy life and treat yourself well. You
have earned it!”
I asked Gaggin about the Cosmos. It’s
an elaborate puzzle. Is it one mankind
can ever solve and are we really meant
to? He said, “The Cosmos is a puzzle
because it is not what it appears to be.
The material world exists, but the spiritual
world is ensouled within it. The Cosmos
is an illusion, not because it doesn’t exist,
but because we see it through our five
senses, which gives us an intentionally distorted view. Eventually everyone
on earth will understand it. Mankind’s
purpose is to seek wisdom. We do this by
raising our consciousness. Not only are
we meant to, it is our destiny.”
The Endless Journey covers: Who
We Are, Reincarnation, Death and Life,
Illusions,Thought, Spirituality, Religion
and more. Reviewer comments include:
“Love this book! A great read for anyone
who has ever asked the age old question,
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day; 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.
Traditions on the Beach
at the Island Inn has live music
Friday and Saturday with Joe
McCormick and Marvilla Marzan,
playing jazz, Latin, pop, R&B and
contemporary dance. Joe McCormick also plays on Wednesday.
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 press@islandsunnews.com or
395-2299.
Top Ten Books
On The Island
1. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
2. Sanibel Flats by Randy Wayne
White
3. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
4. The Boys in the Boat by Daniel
James Brown
5. Gift From the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
6. Big Little Lies by Liane Mortiarty
7. Moonwalking with Einstein by
Joshua Foer
8. Grand Central, edited by Karen
White & Pam Jenoff
9. Orphan Train by Christina Baker
Kline
10. What I Know For Sure by Oprah
Winfry
Courtesy of Sanibel Island Bookshop.
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1/2 cup fresh strawberries,
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1/4 cup pecans,
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1/4 cup honey
1/3 cup freshly squeezed
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1 cup low-fat cream cheese, softened
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Assorted cookies, graham crackers
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Set aside 1 tablespoon each of the
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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.
Conservancy Water Works Lunch
And Program Set For January 14
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Dune sunflower
Conservation Foundation
Presents Weeds And Seeds
W
e are a group of amateur botanists who enjoy finding and identifying native
plants on Sanibel. Our walks, visiting different locations on Sanibel, last for
two hours and are guided by a leader with a plant list. The group meets at
the Nature Center porch. Depending on the location visited, you may need parking
money. Bring a hat, water, sun-block and comfortable enclosed shoes with socks.
We will be meeting on the first and third Mondays in January, the 12th and 26th,
both at 9 a.m. Walks are free but donations to SCCF are welcome.
For more information, contact Candice Etheridge at 395-9498.
eats are still available for the Water Works luncheon at 11 a.m. Wednesday,
January 14 at the Naples Yacht Club. The premier of Water Works supports
the Conservancy’s efforts to protect Southwest Florida’s most valuable natural
resource, water. Members of the community are invited to a three-course luncheon
and a meet-and-greet and keynote presentation by National Geographic’s Joel
K. Bourne Jr., an award-winning journalist who has covered environmental issues
impacting water nationally and internationally for 20 years.
The presenting sponsor is The Naples Trust Company and supporting sponsors are
Naples Yacht Club, Hurley Travel Experts, CRS Technology Consultants, PNC Bank
and Naples Daily News.
Registrations are being accepted at www.conservancy.org/waterworksevent or call
403-4200. Individual seats are available for $200, and a Patron Package for $500
includes two premium seats at the luncheon with Bourne and name recognition during
the program as a patron supporter.
“With the successful passage of Amendment 1, Floridians demonstrated their support for protecting Florida’s rivers, lakes, springs, coastal waters and natural areas for
future generations,” said Rob Moher, Conservancy president and CEO. “And now with
Water Works, the Conservancy offers a new way to engage citizens who care about
our waters to learn about our work at the Conservancy and how they can become
more involved in protecting water quality, fisheries, and estuaries for generations to
come.”
Conservancy of Southwest Florida began 50 years ago when community leaders
came together to defeat a proposed Road to Nowhere and spearheaded the acquisition and protection of Rookery Bay. The Conservancy is a not-for-profit grassroots
organization focused on the critical environmental issues of the Southwest Florida
region, including Glades, Hendry, Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties, with a mission
to protect the region’s water, land and wildlife.
Conservancy of Southwest Florida and its Nature Center are located in Naples, at
1495 Smith Preserve Way, south of the Naples Zoo off Goodlette-Frank Road. For
more information, call 262-0304 or visit www.conservancy.org.
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City Of Sanibel Vegetation Committee
Splendiferous
Native Shade
Trees
W
hen people think of Florida,
they often think of palm trees.
While we do have an abundance of palms, Florida also has several
beautiful shade trees that rival those
found up north. The term shade tree
usually applies to large trees with a
spreading canopy, and quite a few of
Sanibel’s native trees fall into this category. While some are deciduous, many
are not which means the tree is never
completely bare.
The mahogany (Swietenia mahagoni)
is a large tree with dimensions of 40
to 60 feet by 40 to 60 feet. It is briefly
deciduous in the spring, when old foliage
is shed suddenly and is quickly replaced
by new growth. It has a moderate to fast
growth rate, grows in full sun to part
shade, tolerates a wide range of soil from
dry to moist, but does need to be welldrained, is drought tolerant, and resistant
to salt spray. Because of the color and
durability of the mahogany wood, harvesting this valuable timber has resulted
in the mahogany being placed under
legal protection in Florida as placed on
the State Threatened Species list. Several
amazing examples of the mahogany can
be seen in front of Bank of the Islands
Gumbo limbo trunk
Gumbo limbo
Mahogany
Sanibel live oak
Strangler fig
Strangler fig trunk
and the Sanibel Public Library.
The gumbo limbo (Bursera simaruba)
is a medium to large tree, 25 to 50 feet
by 25 to 50 feet. It is briefly, but not usually obviously, deciduous and begins to
sprout while old leaves are falling. The
gumbo limbo is one of the fastest growing native trees and often has contorted
limbs with an open and asymmetrical
crown. The distinctive peeling bark can
be either a thin, reddish-brown to cop-
pery color or thin gray to silvery, and
exposes a smooth dark green, greenishbrown or coppery under-bark. This tree
grows in full sun to partial shade, adapts
to a variety of soil from alkaline to sandy,
has high drought tolerance, and tolerates moderate salt spray. A trimmed limb
from the gumbo limbo can be placed in
water until roots begin to erupt and then
planted, and – “Voila!” – you have a new
gumbo limbo tree.
The live oak (Quercus virginiana) is a
medium to large tree reaching 30 to 40
feet with a broad-spreading canopy wider
than the tree is tall. Young live oaks grow
quickly, as much as three feet in height
and one inch in trunk diameter each year,
and are wonderful for wildlife, although
it takes about 20 years for the tree to
begin producing acorns. It will grow in
partial shade but prefers full sun, likes
moist, acidic soils of sand, clay or loam,
has a high drought tolerance, and tolerates salt air and is moderately tolerant of
salt in the soil. The live oak is considered
semi-deciduous, pushing old growth out
to make way for new, but is nearly evergreen since it never goes completely or
even noticeably bare. Epiphytic plants (air
plants) such as night-blooming cereus,
staghorn fern and especially Spanish
moss, are often seen growing on older
live oak trees. A large stand of mature
live oak trees can be seen at the entrance
to Health Park off Summerlin Road, and
younger trees have been planted along
much of Periwinkle Way.
The strangler fig (Ficus aurea) is a
medium to large tree reaching 30 to 40
feet with an almost equal canopy. It is a
fast growing evergreen that grows in full
sun or shade, tolerates a variety of welldrained soil, has high drought tolerance,
and moderate salt spray tolerance. In
nature, animals leave the sticky seed from
the strangler fig in a tree branch or the
crevice of a palm, and the seed grows as
an epiphyte on the tree’s surface. Long
roots descend eventually reaching the
ground and entering the soil. Over time,
the latticework roots become grafted
together and enclose the host’s trunk,
sometimes killing the host but leaving the
strangler fig with an apparent trunk that
is actually a gigantic cylinder of roots.
All of these trees can become massive, so planting location is important. In
general, recommended planting distance
is at least 20 to 25 feet from buildings,
and a good distance from sidewalks and
curbs which can be displaced by the root
system of many native trees. The Sanibel
vegetation standards require that any tree
or shrub that exceeds 20 feet in height
at maturity be planted at least 10 feet
from the vertical plane of the overhead
power line. In the case of these trees, the
building and power line recommendations
would not be adequate, so know what
you are planting. Always call 811 before
you dig so that any cable, electric or utility lines can be marked.
There are many more wonderful
native shade trees to choose from, such
as the Jamaica dogwood and the wild
tamarind. Both of these trees as well as
the others described here can be seen at
Sanibel City Hall grounds. Guided tours
are offered as well. For more information, call the city’s Natural Resources
Department at 472-3700 or visit www.
mysanibel.com. Click on the Natural
Resources Department, Vegetation
Information, Native vegetation to access a
variety of helpful resources. You can also
stop in at any of the local native plant
nurseries for a list of native vegetation
and check out all the wonderful options
available for purchase there.
The Natural Resources Department
section of the city’s website, www.
mysanibel.com, offers information
and photos of native plants, a listing
of licensed contractors, Sanibel’s vegetation standards and codes, and the
Environmental Reference Handbook
prepared by the city’s vegetation committee. The vegetation committee also
offers free native plant tours of the
grounds at city hall at 10 a.m. on the
second Wednesday and fourth Saturday
of the month from November to April.
For more information, contact the
Sanibel Natural Resources Department
at 472-3700.
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Audubon Bird Walk On Estero
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Shell Islands Garden Club
Auction Set For January 13
T
American oystercatchers
photo by France Paulsen
T
he next Sanibel-Captiva Audubon bird walk will be Saturday, January 10 at
the Fort Myers Beach Lagoon: Meet at Villa Santini Plaza, approximately five
miles from the Matanzas Pass Bridge, diagonally across from the Wyndham
Garden Inn on Estero Boulevard, Parking is free.
These bird walks are open to the public and all levels of experience. A $2 donation
is appreciated. Call Hugh Verry at 395-3798 for details.
he Shell Islands Garden Club will
host its much anticipated annual
auction on Tuesday, January
13 at The Community House, 2173
Periwinkle Way on Sanibel.
Members of the public are invited to
attend both the live and silent auctions,
which will feature items related to the
home and garden. Doors will open at
12:15 p.m. and professional auctioneer
Tommy Williams will start the bidding at
12:30 p.m.
“We’ll have something for everyone,”
according to auction co-chair Jeannine
Brinkerhoff. “Each year is different. We
never know what will be donated, but
in the past we have auctioned home
furnishings, garden decor, jewelry, gift
baskets, artwork, heirlooms, antiques, gift
certificates to island businesses and much
more.”
“Everything will be up for bid at reasonable prices,” added Maggie Butcher,
auction co-chair. “Each year, the SIGC
auction has grown more popular to the
Clockwise from top left, Connie Walters,
point that this year it will be held in The
Jeannine Brinkerhoff, Barbara Wilgus and
Community House auditorium to accomo- Maggie Butcher
date a larger crowd.”
The funds realized from the auction will go to help support those island organizations that complement the garden club’s mission, part of which is to promote better horticultural practices on the island and to help conserve our natural resources.
Local nonprofit organizations that benefit from the auction are Sanibel-Captiva
Conservation Foundation, CROW, the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village and
The Community House.
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for are offering a Legends of Cayo Costa evening cruise to Cayo Costa State
Park on January 10. The cruise departs at 5 p.m. from McCarthy’s Marina,
11401 Andy Rosse Lane on Captiva.
The interpretive program begins with a narrated tour through Pine Island Sound
with commentary on the historic fish houses, history of the Calusa Indians and
Spanish explorers, early fishing and maritime trades, Cuban fish ranchos, and establishment of Boca Grande as a seaport. There will be an onshore program with Cayo
Costa Park rangers who will introduce you to historical figures including Captain Peter
Nelson, postmaster and teacher on Cayo Costa during the early 1900s. The evening
includes a walking tour of the Cayo Costa Pioneer Cemetery. Sandwiches will be
served aboard the Santiva on the return trip back to Captiva.
Space is limited and reservations are required by calling Captiva Cruises at 4725300. Cost is $45 ($10 will be given to Friends of Cayo Costa, a division of the
Barrier Island Parks Society, a not-for-profit 501(c)3.
Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com
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Motor Club Coffee & Cars Show
A Riley convertible
Admiring a 1962 Corvette at the cruise-in
photos by Jack Butler
O
n Saturday, January 3, members of the community gathered to share their
passion for automobiles of all types. The parking lot of Periwinkle Place was
a great venue for the more than 35 antique, classic, muscle and sport models that filled the front of the shopping center, while hundreds of spectators took
pictures, chatted with owners and spent a relaxing Saturday morning.
The next Coffee and Cars gathering will be Saturday, February 7.
Many members of the San Cap Motor Club are participating in the Sanibel
Community Association Fun Fest which is hosting a car show on the grounds of the
Community Park on Sunday, January 25.
For more information, contact Mike Stone at 322-0044 or mike@sancapstone.
com, or Scot Congress at 472-4177 or scot@scongress.com. The club also has a website, www.sancapmotorclub.com, and a Facebook page at SanCap Motor Club.
A 1957 Corvette
A sporty racing model
A 50s-era Corvette
Vintage Plymouth convertible
Vintage GTO
A Ferrari draws some lookers
Some of the attendees at the cruise-In
Cadillac convertible from the 1940s
ISLAND SUN - JANUARY 9, 2015
Plant Smart
Laurel Oak Catkins
by Gerri Reaves
I
f the laurel oak (Quercus laurifolia) tree in
your yard is yellow this time of year, look
closely and you’ll see it’s not due to late fall
leaf color, but to a curtain of pale yellow catkins.
This member of the beech family is one of
South Florida’s most beautiful native shade trees
and is on Lee County’s Protected Tree List. It is
common in wild, residential and commercial landscapes.
One of the tree’s most outstanding ornamental
attributes is the shimmer of delicate dangling catkins in the winter sun.
The swathes of yellow on this laurel oak are catkins, not foliage
photos by Gerri Reaves
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Laurel oak is monoecious, meaning that it has
both male and female sex organs on the same
tree, with stamens and pistils in separate flowers.
Yellow catkins of male flowers emerge from the
previous year’s leaf axils soon after a partial winter
leaf drop.
Another leaf drop in early spring is followed by
inconspicuous female flower stalks in the current
year’s leaf axils and the unfurling of new leaves.
This tree can reach a height of up to 100
feet. Its natural habitat includes river floodplains,
swamps, hammocks and the edges of rivers or
ponds.
It is fast-growing, somewhat drought tolerant,
and generally low-maintenance. A particularly
attractive tree, it is valued for its straight trunk,
rounded crown, and flat furrowed gray-black bark.
It prefers moist well-drained soil in full to partial
shade.
The dark green leaves are two to four inches
long and vary from oblanceolate or broadly lanceolate to elliptical or obovate with smooth edges.
Many caterpillar and moth species consume the
leaves, and the tree is the larval host for Horace’s
duskywing (Erynnis horatius) and white M hairstreak (Parrhasius m-album) butterflies.
The tree’s plentiful shallow-cupped acorns
provide food for a variety of species and the foliage provides cover and nesting sites for birds and
squirrels.
This species is sometimes confused with water
oak (Q. nigra), which has spatulate leaves.
Sources: A Gardener’s Guide to Florida’s
Native Plants by Rufino Osorio, Native Florida
Plants by Robert G. Haehle and Joan Brookwell,
floridasnature.com, na.fs.fed.us, fnps.org, enature.
com, and floridata.com.
Plant Smart explores the diverse flora of
South Florida.
Tuesday
Wednesday
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Friday
8:45-9:45 am 10:00-11:00 am 8:30-9:45 am 10:00-11:00 am 8:30-9:30 am
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~ Pilates Reformer Classes (private & semi-private) available daily, see Debbie.
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~ Classes subject to change. Please refer to the appropriate website for more info.
Saturday
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Saturdays
Jan 17th
Noon-6:00 pm
Wellness day
Jan 31st
11:00-1:00 pm
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What’s Happening At
The House In 2014
SCA Events
Historical Women of Sanibel
Jan. 16, 2015 12 Noon
Panel & Tea
$25/Members; $30/Guests
Shredding
Jan. 17 9-Noon
Fun Fest 2015
Jan. 25 10-4 pm
CLASSES/PROGRAMS
Complimentary Shell Crafting
Lesson: Monday begins 10 am - Noon
Crafts on Sale Mon.-Friday until 3 p.m.
Newcomer’s Coffee
Jan. 14 10 am
Author To Offer
Water Journey
During ‘Ding’
Darling Lecture
I
n his new book, The Peace of Blue:
Water Journeys, award-winning
nature writer Bill Belleville takes readers on a lyrical journey to the natural
places in Florida and the Caribbean that
have been forged and shaped by water.
He will present two programs about
the book beginning at 10 a.m. and 1
p.m. on Friday, January 16 in the free
“Ding” Darling Visitor & Education
Center on Sanibel Island.
Belleville’s seventh book affirms the
vitality of water in our lives by showing
the many ways in which water-driven
landscapes nurture plants, wildlife and
the human spirit. The author has scripted
and produced films for PBS and radio
documentaries for NPR and has written
more than 1,000 articles and essays. He
has won top honors from the National
Outdoor Book Awards, and Library
Journal named an earlier title, Losing It
All To Sprawl, “one of the best books of
the year.”
Advanced iPad/iPhone
Jan 29 9:30 am
$35 Members/$40 Guests
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Following his presentations, Belleville
will sign copies of his book, which is
available for purchase in the Refuge
Nature Store, all proceeds of which benefit refuge conservation and education
programs.
Admission is free to the lectures,
which are sponsored by The Sanibel
Captiva Trust Company and “Ding”
Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the
Refuge (DDWS), as part of the latter’s
14-week Friday Lecture Series.
Funding for this program was also
provided through a grant from the Florida
Humanities Council with funds from the
National Endowment for the Humanities.
Any views, findings, conclusions, or
recommendations expressed do not necessarily represent those of the Florida
Humanities Council or the National
Endowment for the Humanities.
Future events are listed below; all
lectures include two presentations at 10
a.m. and 1 p.m.
As usual, Wildlife Drive is closed on
Friday, but visitors are welcome to enjoy
the free Visitor & Education Center and
the recreational opportunities at Tarpon
Bay Explorers, the refuge’s official concessionaire located at its Tarpon Bay
Recreation Area.
For more information on the lecture
series, call 472-1100 ext. 241 or visit
www.dingdarlingsociety.org/lectures.
Upcoming “Ding” Darling Lecture
Series events:
(*Book-signings will follow all starred
presentations)
*January 23 – Author/photographer
Mac Stone, Everglades: America’s
Wetland
*January 30 – Author Neville Williams,
Our Solar-Powered Future
*February 6 – Author Jeff Klinkenberg,
Alligator in B Flat
*February 13 – Authors Don and
Lillian Stokes, Beautiful Birds of Sanibel
*February 20 – No lecture (volunteer
luncheon)
*February 27 – Author Gary Monroe,
The Highwaymen
March 6 – Sarah Adams, Memories of
My Grandfather, Ansel Adams
*March 13 – Author Frederick “Fritz”
Davis, Banned: A History of Pesticides
and the Science of Toxicology
*March 20 – Author Marie Read,
Into the Nest: Intimate Views of the
Courting, Parenting, and Family Lives
of Birds
*March 27 – Peggy MacDonald,
Marjorie Harris Carr: Defender of Florida
Environment
April 3 – Jeremy Conrad, Sea Turtles
April 10 – Jerry Lorenz, The Beauty
& Science of Roseate Spoonbills
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Jan. 21 9 am
Sissi Paint Party
Jan 26 7 pm
$40 members, $45 guests
Sanctioned Duplicate Bridge
Beginning January
Tues. & Thurs. 1 pm
Optimize Your Health
Jan. 14 4 pm
Meditation
Jan. 19, 20 , 23
Paint Your Pet
Jan. 29
Yoga
Monday and Thursday
8:30 am
Lauryann Roberts with her small alphabet
cone
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Telephone: (239) 472-2155
anibel winter resident Martine
Daigle Roberts had her grandchildren visiting from Canada. One of
them, Lauryann Roberts, found a mini
alphabet cone on a shell pile on the
beach off West Gulf Drive.
“It is small but perfect,” said
Lauryann
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“To enrich community spirit through educational,
cultural and social gatherings in our
historic Community House.”
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va Dahlberg, visiting from Virginia,
found a pair of alphabet cones at
Lighthouse Beach on Sanibel while
vacationing with her grandparents on
December 30.
N
oah Kligman found a live hermit crab in a junonia shell on
Sanibel.
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Come to St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church to hear Tim Barrett
from the Sanibel Fire Department and Wendy Warner, Parish Nurse, speak about
some ways to ensure your living environment is safe on Tuesday, January 13. The
program will run from 12:30 to 2 p.m. All are welcome to bring your lunch or just
come to listen.
The health forum will be held in the Parish Hall at St. Michael & All Angels
Episcopal Church, located at 2304 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel.
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THEATER
Opening Night Reception: 6:30 pm, Tue., Jan. 6
Freud,s Last Session
Herb Strauss Theater
7:30 pm, Tues.–Sat. Jan. 6–10 and 13–17
4 pm, Sun., Jan. 11
Explore the minds, hearts, and souls of
two brilliant men in this thought-provoking
and cleverly entertaining play.
Adult Reserved: $35 | Student/Child: $5
JAZZ/POP/CONTEMPORARY
Riders In The Sky
Dillema spectralis Leal, 2008. Left, entire preserved clam about one-inch long; center,
shell removed; right, drawing (by Kimberly Nealon) of animal showing dissected stomach with prey (isopod crustacean) and incurrent siphon (opening through which prey is
ingested.)
Shell Of The Week
ing mollusks zip across the tank via jet
Specter Clam
by José H. Leal,
PhD, The BaileyMatthews National
Shell Museum
Science Director &
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8 pm, Saturday, January 10
Schein Performance Hall
General: $42 | Loge: $47
Student/Child: $5
CLASSICAL
SWFL Symphony:
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8 pm, Wednesday, January 14
Schein Performance Hall
General: $36 | Student/Child: $5
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Monday Night Film Series
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7 pm, Mondays | Tickets: $8
January 12
The Lunchbox
January 19
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ost bivalve
mollusks
(clams,
mussels, oysters,
etc.) are filter-feeders, straining large
amounts of water to get their food, usually microscopic plants (phytoplankton).
Exceptions to this are marine bivalves
that prey on small critters (such as crustaceans). These clams, known as septibranch bivalves, use a flexible, muscular
“wall,” or septum, that acts as a pump,
creating a sudden negative pressure
that sucks in nearby prey. One such
predatory bivalve is the deep-sea specter
clam, Dilemma spectralis Leal, 2008,
a deep-sea dweller from off Vanuatu in
the Southwest Pacific, first described
and named by yours truly. Preserved
specter clams had whole crustaceans
in their stomachs. There is a chance,
given that dilemma clams live permanently attached to rocks, that specter
clams may use some form of chemical
attraction to lure nearby prey. Read
more about the specter clam and other
dilemma clams at http://shellmuseum.
org/projectdetail.cfm?ID=12.
Shell Museum Events
Daily Live Tank Demonstration 11:30
a.m. and 3 p.m. – Get a closer look at
live mollusks (the shell-makers) with a staff
member or docent. Sights may include a
fighting conch using its foot for locomotion, watching a lightning whelk slam its
trap door shut for protection, or witness-
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propulsion.
Mondays at 2 p.m. – Staff favorites
may include: Carolyn’s Collection (A presentation of gem-quality shells) or Giant
and Colossal Squids (An expert’s insights
about these mysterious creatures.)
Tuesdays at 2 p.m. – What is a
Mollusk? A marine biologist offers a fun
and informative introduction to mollusks
found throughout the world.
Wednesdays at 2 p.m. – Mollusk
Matinées: Scientific lectures by guest
speakers on most Wednesdays, ranging
from historical changes in waterways to
learning about cephalopods. Visit www.
shellmuseum.org for schedule.
Thursdays at 2 p.m. – Shell ID: Get
mysterious finds identified by an expert.
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays at 2
p.m. – Tank University: A two-part
program including a 20-minute lecture
and 20-minute hands-on experience at
the live mollusk observation tank. Learn
about the mollusks that make the shells.
Daily Island Inn Morning Beach Walks:
Join our marine biologist for a beach
walk near Island Inn on Sanibel. Walks
depart daily from the Island Inn lobby at
9 a.m. 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
beach walk participants will receive halfoff shell museum admission.
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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database and enriched, welfare-oriented
rehabilitation caging.
Interns learn to identify disease patterns, determine appropriate treatment
protocols and have primary case management of patients in the hospital. They also
learn cutting edge anesthesia, soft tissue
and orthopedic surgery and necropsy techniques. In addition to clinical duties, interns
participate in research and conservation
projects, give case and journal club rounds,
and help teach and coordinate students,
staff and volunteers. The program is one
year in duration.
The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of
Wildlife is a 501 (c) (3) organization established in 1968, whose mission is Saving
Wildlife Through, Care, Education and
Molly Que Lien
Collaboration.
olly Que Lien, DVM, from Michigan, joined the CROW hospital team on
January 1.
Lien received her DVM degree from Michigan State University, College of
Veterinary Medicine, in 2011. Since graduating, she had been working as an associate veterinarian for Arenac Bay Veterinary Services in Standish, Michigan, where she
practiced mixed animal care.
Over the last year, the number of resumes along with the caliber of candidates
CROW has been receiving has dramatically increased, according to CROW spokeswoman Carie Beeman. Therefore, Lien was up against some heavy competition. She
was chosen for her multidisciplinary approach to the health and conservation of our
wildlife ecosystems, thereby promoting CROW’s “one world, one health” approach to
conservation medicine.
“Through my CROW internship, I will further my knowledge of this field and
become an advocate for wildlife conservation,” Lien said.
CROW interns participate in daily hospital and rehabilitation center activities, working closely with boarded veterinary specialists, certified veterinary technicians and
licensed rehabilitators. CROWs 4,800-square-foot hospital provides state-of-the-art
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his family have been vacationing on
Captiva for the past 32 years.
“Finding an alphabet cone makes for a
great day of shelling,” he said.
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Sanibel Library Book Discussion Group
R
eaders are invited to come
in to the Sanibel Public
Library to talk about Lisa
See’s Shanghai Girls, the focus
of the Wednesday, January 28
book discussion. The meeting is
free and open to the public. The
discussion begins at 2 p.m. in
the library’s Meeting Room #4,
located on the ground floor.
See’s Shanghai Girls tells the
story of two sisters, Pearl and May
Chin. Until their father gambled
away their family fortune, they
were Shanghai beauties who led
charmed lives. In 1937, these formerly carefree girls were shipped
to California to be bartered off as
wives for well-heeled Chinese immigrants. Their difficult journey takes
them through squalid villages, an
American internment camp, and
trials that will make them closer,
yet more jealous and competitive.
Shanghai Girls pretends no false
exoticism; the tribulations it enacts
feel palpable because the characters
seem real.
A reviewer for the Miami
Herald writes, “As in Snow Flower
and the Secret Fan and Peony In Love, she has in her latest novel created ordinary
women who, through willfulness and resiliency, accomplish extraordinary things…
See, whose writing is as graceful as these ‘beautiful girls,’ pulls off another exceptional
novel.”
See will speak at the library’s 2015 Lunch with the Author event on March 18.
Lunch with the Author is the major fundraising event for the Sanibel Public Library
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Discussion of Shanghai Girls begins promptly at 2 p.m. on January 28. While it
is preferable to come having previously read the book, all are welcome. The books
featured for the Sanibel Public Library book group discussions are available in print, on
CD as well as in downloadable format. Copies of book club books are located in the
library near the Reference Desk.
In February, the group will discuss Sue Monk Kidd’s The Invention of Wings.
Kidd will speak at the library on March 12 as part of the Library Foundation’s Author
Series. On March 25, the book discussion group will review Tom Franklin’s The Tilted
World.
If you have questions about the meetings or Sanibel Library Foundation, call the
library at 472-2483.
Art Show
S
anibel-Captiva Art League member Joan Marsh Mikelsons has a
one-person show on display at the
Sanibel Public Library during January.
She is a Sanibel resident, originally from
Middlesex County, New Jersey. She and
her husband John moved to Sanibel in
1985. They live in The Dunes.
Joan was a commercial artist at
National Telephone Directory in Cherry
Hill, New Jersey before moving to
Sanibel. She was one of three artists who
designed and finished all of the artwork
for the Yellow Pages in the entire state of
New Jersey. She volunteers at BIG ARTS
and has had many paintings exhibited
and sold on Sanibel. She works in different mediums and subjects too create her
works.
The Sanibel Public Library is at 770
Dunlop Road.
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Public Invited To Attend
Young Artists Awards Auditions
T
he public is invited to attend the 2015 Young Artists Awards auditions to view
hundreds of preregistered students from throughout Southwest Florida auditioning in classical voice, contemporary voice/musical theatre, dance, drama
and instrumental music during four days of auditions held on the campus of the
Alliance for the Arts, located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers.
The auditions are open and free to the public to watch and will be held at multiple
locations at the Alliance.
The days and locations for viewing are:
Saturday, January 17
Dance – Ages 8 to 14, 15 to 21 (Foulds Theatre) 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Contemporary Voice and/or Musical Theatre – Ages 8 to 12 (Classroom) 9:40
a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 18
Drama – Ages 13 to 16, 17 to 21 (Classroom) 11:15 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, January 24
Instrumental Music – Ages 13 to 16, 17 to 21 (Foulds Theatre) 10 a.m. to 4:15
p.m.
Contemporary Voice and/or Musical Theatre – Ages 13 to 16 (Classroom) 9:40
a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, January 25
Classical Voice – Ages 13 to 16, 17 to 21 (Foulds Theatre) 10:45 a.m. to 3:30
p.m.
Contemporary Voice and/or Musical Theatre – Ages 17 to 21 (Classroom) 11 a.m.
to 3:30 p.m.
The not for profit Young Artists Awards is the area’s premier performing arts audition, performance, education and scholarship program for area students, now in its
twelfth year. Participants will have the opportunity to perform before panels of professional adjudicators; over 50 judges will be in attendance this 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.
Based on the results of the four days of auditions, twenty-two finalists will be chosen
to perform individually at the Young Artists Awards 12th Annual Gala at the Broadway
Palm Dinner Theatre on March 16. Twenty-two runners-up will also perform in a
group coached number. The organization’s newest award, Audience Choice, will also
be voted on by audience members in attendance that evening. A total of $25,000
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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.
Visit the Young Artists Awards website at www.youngartistsawards.org, email info@
youngartistsawards.org, call 574-9321 and like the Young Artists Awards page on
Facebook for more information on the auditions and upcoming gala in March at the
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre.
Art Exhibit Opens At SunTrust Bank
Watercolor artist Terry Shattuck with one of her paintings
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an art instructor, will have work on view this month at SunTrust Bank,
2408 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. Visitors and residents are invited and
most welcome to attend a reception and enjoy refreshments on Tuesday, January
13 from 4:15 to 5:45 p.m. The artist, a graduate of Florida State University, will
give a short presentation about her work which reflects beautiful tropical Southwest
Florida as well as other subjects which she knows and loves.
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hearing and blood pressure screenings will be offered by the SanibelCaptiva Lions Club on Monday, January
12 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the
Sanibel Recreation Center.
The diabetes test uses a tiny drop of
blood extracted with an almost painless
prick of the finger, which is then read by
a blood glucose meter in five seconds.
The glaucoma test checks peripheral
vision and eye pressure, which can detect
existing eye damage and/or provide
predictive information.
The Lions Club screeners have been
trained and certified by a doctor and use
all appropriate methods to insure antiseptic conditions and privacy during the
screening. Screenings are performed on
a first come, first serve basis.
Finding and treating eye disease early
is the best way to limit the effects of
glaucoma and diabetic eye disease. If left
untreated, they may cause severe vision
loss or even blindness.
The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. For
more information, call 472-0345 or visit
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Poet’s Corner
We invite
submissions
from local poets.
Anyone interested may submit
their work via
email to tutsie@
comcast.net.
Each week, individual work will
be showcased.
selected by Tanya Hochschild
In The Streets Of Old Delhi
by Tanya Hochschild
The blare of Old Delhi,
gossip and hum,
where drift of curry, coriander
leak from labyrinth of lanes.
Untouchables – the honorably dirty,
sweep streets,
break stones,
carry basins of rocks.
Gears grind in dusty potholes,
Gods faces flash on auto-rickshaws,
Family Patel, five on a scooter
wave as they roar by.
Women in shocking pink saris
weave curtains of silky black hair
with hennaed hands, exorbitant
smiles
blind, like a lover’s.
Call uh-huh, uh-huh to each other,
Police the dirt, pretend to restore
order
In this impossible to know city.
A walking zoo in Old Delhi,
bells chime on solitary sacred cows
mahouts ride tikka-powdered painted
elephants
past divinely decorated camels.
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.
Swarms of monkeys swerve
from cobras who dance in round
baskets.
Goats prance,
water buffaloes plod.
Bicycle rickshaws pedal
past stalls
where vendors meddle,
with samoosas in cast iron bowls.
Holy men, shrouded in shawls
devotees, pray
to 320 million Gods,
not all at the same time.
Faces press at car windows
hungry eyes, rich in patience and
hope.
beg to be noticed;
With long fingernails peck-peck the
car window’s glass
chickens scratching for grain.
Crows hop along the filthy street
Programs
At Sanibel
Public Library
S
anibel Public Library will be hosting Lee County Cooperative
Extension Family and Consumer
Sciences Agent Celia Hill at 2 p.m.
Monday, January 12 with another informative program. She will teach how to
get osteoarthritis pain under control.
Lee County Reference Librarian
Brian Mulcahy will share his experience
researching family history in Ireland using
Ireland’s historical records and documents. His presentation starts at 2 p.m.
on Wednesday, January 14. He will
return to the libarary on February 11 to
teach how to research Irish ancestry utilizing U.S. documentation.
The library will be hosting engineerturned-author David V. Gaggin at 2 p.m.
on Friday, January 16. Gaggin will review
his comprehensive search for the answers
David Gaggin
to the fundamental questions surrounding
humanity, the meaning of life and the
mysteries of existence. Do you feel that
life unfairly discriminates against you? Are
you simply curious about who you are
and why you are living this life? Gaggin’s
lecture will attempt to answer these questions and more.
A complete list of programs are listed
on the library’s website. Residents as well
as non-residents are invited, and there is
no additional cost to participate.
The Sanibel Public Library is located at
770 Dunlop Road. For more information,
call 472-2483 or visit www.sanlib.org.
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Tickets Go On Sale For Southwest
Florida And Lee County Fair
S
pring is just around the corner and
in sunny Southwest Florida, that
means it’s almost time for the fair.
The 91st annual Southwest Florida & Lee
County Fair opens Thursday, February 26
and runs through Sunday, March 8. The
popular Mega Pass is on sale now, along
with advanced gate admission tickets.
Ticket information can be found at www.
swflcfair.com.
Livestock and creative arts are considered the heart of the fair. Livestock exhibitors must register in the fall and keep a
complete record book of their project and
compete in shows and competitions pertaining to their animals throughout the fair.
Creative Living and Horticulture registrations are still being accepted, and online
registration is encouraged. Entry dates and
times, pre-registration, age categories and
general rules can be found www.swflcfair.
com.
Lee County Fair
This year, there will be new shows for
the family, a hay bale decorating contest
and a Glue a Shoe contest.
The Fair that boasts it has been “making memories since 1924” is getting ready to
bring new rides, great livestock events and a spectacular range of shows and demonstrations.
For information and tickets visit the website at www.swflcfair.com or www.leecivic-
center.com
The fair is held on the grounds of the Lee County Civic Center on Bayshore Road
in North Fort Myers. It is dedicated to promoting agricultural, horticultural, creative arts
and educational opportunities while providing quality entertainment for the citizens of
the area. The fair is recognized as a 501(C)3 non-profit educational organization by
the federal government and the State of Florida.
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Edison Pageant Of Light Celebrates
77th Royal Court Of Edisonia
L
ast week, the Edison Pageant of Light announced the 2015 Royal Court of
Edisonia. The mythical realm began over 77 years ago as a way to commemorate the great inventor Thomas Alva Edison.
The Royal Court participates in a King and Queen’s Ball, which raises funds for
community outreach, the Coronation Ball where a king and queen are crowned, and
adorn the Royal Float in the Edison Festival of Light Grand Parade.
The king and queen of The Royal Court serve the realm for a year. The current
king and queen, respectively, are Hunter Logan, son of Karol Williams and Todd
Williams, and Brittany Ann Brinson, daughter of Donald and Ann Brinson.
Below are the prince and princesses of the Royal Court of Edisonia, as chosen by
members of the Edison Pageant of Light and the Fort Myers Woman’s Community
Club:
Princes
James (Jay) Keith Arnold, Jr., son of Keith and Maureen Arnold
Matthew Alexander Barrett, son of William and Lisa Barrett
Jacob Bair Diamond, son of David and Nancy Diamond
Johnathan Jacobie Fischer, son of Johnnie and Audria Fischer
Joshua Lee Hendry, son of Cynthia Hendry and Brett A. Edens
Brandan Anthony Lynn Pendergrass, son of Cecil and Jody Pendergrass
Dustin Shane Sage, son of Joel Sage
Stanley (SAS) Alan Stouder, son of Stanley and Colleen Stouder
William Jared Zipperer, son of Douglas and Catherine Zipperer
Princesses
Gina McKenzie Clarke, daughter of Richard and Sharon Clarke
Emma Lee Clinger, daughter of John and Rusti Clinger
Meghan Michelle Collins, daughter of David and Christin Collins and Jeannette and
Dave Farr
Elizabeth Cady Doragh, daughter of Peter and Cyndi Doragh
Parker Kathleen Gilmore, daughter of the late Lee Gilmore Bryant and Gary Bryant
Nicole Lindsey Globetti, daughter of John and Karen Globetti
Megan Lela Griffin, daughter of Gary and Julie Griffin
Lindsay Marie Hoop, daughter of George and Lisa Hoop
Jenna Kathleen Meredith, daughter of John and Donna Meredith
Here are the newly elected dukes and duchesses of the Royal Court of Edisonia,
as chosen by the Edison Pageant of Light and the Fort Myers Woman’s Community
Club. They serve a year before becoming princes and princesses:
Dukes
Gibson Nettles Bastar, son of Terri Destoppelaire and Richard Bastar
Daniel Erik Benson, son of Lowell and Karen Benson
Samuel Christopher Bishop, son of Stacey Bishop-Cline and the late William
Bishop
John Joseph Cantisano, son of Chip and Lynn Cantisano
Bryant Randolph Cole, son of Chuck and Anne Cole
Edward (Trey) Francis Dougherty III, son of Ed and Verella Dougherty
Jason Hunter Phillips, son of Frank and Gina Phillips
Brian Andrew Richards, son of Andy and Kelly Richards
Shane Eric Sabiston II, son of Shane Sabiston and Tracy Burden
Jacob Christian Taminosian, son of Steve and Patty Taminosian
Duchesses
Emily Jane Campbell, daughter of Jeff and Anne Campbell
Alyssa Michelle Collier, daughter of Michael and Robin Collier
Rebecca Marie Constant, daughter of John and Alissa Constant
Kaitlyn (Kaitie) Alyssa-Ashleigh Cross, daughter of Louis and Scarlett Cross
Alexandria (Alex) Carlton Edwards, daughter of Charles and Charlotte Edwards
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ISLAND SUN - JANUARY 9, 2015
School Smart
by Shelley M.
Greggs, NCSP
D
ear
Shelley,
My son’s
school wants to
write a 504 plan for
him. How is this different than an IEP?
Can you please tell
me the difference
between them? I’m
confused.
Allison C., Naples, Florida
Allison,
I agree that these two different plans
may cause confusion. You are not alone.
The intent of the law as well as the language used can be easily misunderstood.
Both you and your child have different
rights under Section 504 and IDEA and
it is wise to understand these differences.
Below is some basic information on this
question from http://www.wrightslaw.
com that should be helpful.
“Section 504 is a civil rights law that
prohibits discrimination against individuals
with disabilities. Section 504 ensures that
the child with a disability has equal access
to an education. The child may receive
accommodations and modifications and it
covers several areas: preschool, elementary and secondary schools, employment
practices, accessibility, health, welfare,
and social services.
The purpose of IDEA is different: “to
ensure that all children with disabilities
have available to them a free appropriate
public education that emphasizes special
education and related services designed
to meet their unique needs and prepare
them for further education, employment
and independent living” and “to ensure
that the rights of children with disabilities
and parents of such children are protected … (Section 1400(d))” (Wrightslaw:
IDEA 2004, page 33).”
Here are a few important differences
between Section 504 and IDEA.
1. Section 504 does not require written plans and parents are often surprised
to learn that Section 504 does not
require the school to develop a written
504 Plan.
2. Parents have fewer rights under
Section 504 than IDEA.
3. The school does not have to invite
the parent to the meeting when the 504
plan is developed. The school must notify
the parent that a 504 plan was developed. Most schools do invite parents to
these meetings however.
4. Section 504 has fewer procedural
safeguards to protect the parent and child
however your school may have developed
a policy of using a procedural safeguards
in a written 504 plan that are similar to
those in IDEA, but this is not required
under Section 504.
5. Section 504 protections follow the
child after s/he leaves the public school
system. IDEA does not. When the child
graduates from high school with a regular
diploma or reaches the age of 22, the
child’s entitlement to rights under IDEA
ends. IDEA rights do not follow the child
into college or the workplace. Section
504 provides protections against discrimination after the child leaves public school.
Parents have no rights after their child
leaves public school under Section 504
or IDEA.
For further information visit www.
wrightslaw.com or your state’s education
website.
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 smgreggs@gmail.
com. Not all questions submitted can
be addressed through this publication.
From page 10
Council Stipend Ordinance
Sanibel has twice before voted on compensating elected officials, which on both
occasions was defeated.
In other business, the council reappointed Dr. Phillip Marks and Holly Smith to the
city’s planning commission. Both incumbents had requested to be reappointed, with
newcomers Robyn Cook and Thomas Foley also applying for the posts. Marks and
Smith each received four votes for reappointment, with Cook receiving the remaining
two votes.
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he next meeting of the Lee Coast
Chapter of MOAA (Military
Officers Association of America)
will be held at Crown Colony Golf and
Country Club at 5:45 p.m. Monday,
January 12.
The speaker will be Mike Cabot,
known as the “Golf Doctor.” He is a
professional swing analyst, master golf
instructor and trick shot artist.
Former, retired or active duty uniformed officers who are interested in joining MOAA can contact Steve Epkins at
810-0488 for membership information.
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Monday Night Movie
The Lunchbox
by Di Saggau
T
he BIG ARTS
movie for
Monday,
January 12 is
The Lunchbox, a
charming, critically
acclaimed romantic
film set in India.
It’s about Saajan, a
lonely accountant
about to retire from
his job, and Ila, a young wife seeking
her husband’s attention. She tries to put
romance back in her marriage by cooking her way into her husband’s heart.
Through a rare mixup of the famous
“dabbawalas” (a complicated system
that picks up and delivers lunches from
restaurants or homes to men at work)
of Mumbai, the lunchbox with the delicious food Ila prepared for her husband
gets delivered instead to widower Saajan.
When she realizes the mistake of the
delivery, she writes a note to the recipient
of her lunch thanking him for enjoying
her food and sends him another meal the
following day.
An exchange of the messages sent
back and
forth with
the lunches
ignites a friendship between
Saajan and
Ila, who share
memories and
thoughts in
notes passed
back and
forth in the
lunch pails.
Meanwhile,
Saajan deals
with a young
employee,
Shaikh, who he is training to replace him
when he retires. Saajan makes the mistake of leaving Shaikh on his own with
disastrous consequences. In spite of it all,
they form a true friendship.
What we see on the screen is bewitching: what we don’t is no less so. Even
the absent or rarely seen characters cast
their own spells. Every morsel that The
Lunch Box rustles up is redolent of both
cinematic and culinary magic. Nothing
represents the dynamics of Mumbai quite
as eloquently as the 5,000-odd dabbawalas who unfailingly feed millions of officegoers in the metropolitan maze. Director
Ritesh Batra captures that spirit with an
unfailing and unsentimental eye and gives
the real-life dabbawalas and their songs
a central place in the screenplay. Batra
started researching for a documentary on
the famous Lunchbox delivery system of
Mumbai, however, after spending a week
with them in 2007, he heard so many
interesting personal stories, he decided to
do this film instead.
The three central performances are
terrific. At one point, Saajan contemplates moving to Bhutan with Ila, where
the cost of living is much less than India.
They arrange to meet at a restaurant.
She is there at the appointed time, but
Saajan remains outside because he saw
how young and beautiful she is and
considered himself too old for her. As
the movie comes to an end, the viewer
is left to come to their own conclusion.
Most agree it has a happy ending. The
Lunchbox runs 105 minutes.
Next up on January 19 is Gloria, a
Chilean-Spanish drama film about the
personal evolution of a 58-year-old divorcee seeking companionship. 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 are Bank
of the Islands, Stan and Visnja Gembicki,
John R. Wood Properties and Penny
Wilkinson. Series Supporters are Sanibel
Taxi and Jerry’s Foods of Sanibel.
BIG ARTS is located at 900 Dunlop
Road. Tickets are available at the door or
by calling 395-0900.
From page 44
Pageant Of Light
Jenna Marie Elliott, daughter of Jerry
and Jackie Elliott
Joy Allyson Hendry, daughter of
Cynthia Hendry and Allen Hoffacker
Emily Zoe Hunt, daughter of John and
Kim Hunt
Whitney Hendry Letourneau, daughter
Michael and Stephanie Letourneau
Alexis Leigh Macdermott, daughter of
Kimberly Storch and Roy Macdermott
Kiersten Michelle Royal, daughter of
Dan and Mary Royal
Rachel Anne Zipperer, daughter of
Douglas and Catherine Zipperer
A new king and queen will be crowned
at the Coronation Ball on February 20 at
Harborside Event Center in Fort Myers.
Pageant royalty also ride in the Edison
Festival of Light’s Grand Parade on
February 21.
ISLAND SUN - JANUARY 9, 2015
Scrivner To
Discuss Police/
Community
Relations
Academy Award Contender’s Series
Unbroken
by Stan Gembcki
O
n
Wednesday,
January 14
at noon, the Island
Cinema will show
the second movie
in this year’s BIG
ARTS Academy
Awards Contenders
Film Series,
Unbroken. After
the movie, a discussion will take place at
the Island Cinema. Tickets are available
at the Island Cinema. Other movies in
the series will be announced prior to the
weekly showing.
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Sanibel Public Library, Dr. Ellen
Scrivner will share her considerable experience in police/community
relations, particularly as it relates to
the Ferguson, Missouri tragedy. The
Democratic Club of the Islands is honored to be able to provide an individual
with such a prestigious background. The
talk will begin at 7 p.m. The meeting is
free and open to the public.
Dr. Scrivner is a board certified police
and public safety psychologist with 30
years in the public sector and a record
characterized by extensive experience in
executive leadership and national criminal
justice policy positions, with a track record
for creating innovative public safety initiatives. Appointed to the Harvard Executive
Session of Policing and Public Safety DOJ
Team to assess civil rights issues in police
departments makes her eminently qualified
to discuss the Ferguson, Missouri police/
community relations.
In addition, Dr. Scrivner served as a
presidential appointee and deputy director of the National Institute of Justice
(DOJ); National HIDTA Director, and
ONDCP Executive Office of the President.
Prior to the presidential appointment,
Scrivner served as director of the John Jay
Leadership Academy, John Jay College of
Criminal Justice. She later served as deputy superintendent of the City of Chicago
Police Department and consulted to the
F.B.I. Office of Law Enforcement.
Following her discussion, there will be
a question and answer opportunity for
attendees. Currently, Dr. Scrivner and her
husband divide their time between Sanibel,
Washington, D.C. and Chicago.
For more information, email demclubislands@gmail.com or call 395-9078.
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drama film, produced and directed by
Angelina Jolie, and based on the 2010
non-fiction book by Laura Hillenbrand
Unbroken: A World War II Story of
Survival, Resilience and Redemption.
The film revolves around the life of USA
Olympian and athlete Louis Zamperini,
portrayed by Jack O’Connell. Zamperini,
who died on July 2, 2014 at the age of
97, survived in a raft for 47 days after his
bomber was downed in WWII, and was
sent to a series of prisoner of war camps.
Unbroken had its world premiere in
Sydney on November 17, 2014 and
received awards from the American
Film Institute and the National Board of
Review.
The film is 2 hours and 17 minutes in
length and showtime will begin at noon.
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Audubon
Program
Highlights Sanibel
Nature Trails
W
hether you are an avid birder
or just enjoy an occasional
nature walk, Holly Milbrandt,
environmental biologist for the City of
Sanibel, will fill you in on The New and
Enhanced Nature Trails of Sanibel.
Milbrandt’s program, the second of
Sanibel-Captiva Audubon’s 2015 lecture
season, will be presented on Thursday,
January 15 at 7:30 p.m. at The
Community House, 2173 Periwinkle
Way.
Did you know that you can walk
from the Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of
Commerce to Roadside City Park in the
midst of glorious flora and fauna and
out of sight or sound of Periwinkle traffic? Did you know that this was made
possible by The Starr Thomas Memorial
Boardwalk completed in March 2014,
which connects the city’s Pond Apple
Park Trail to the Shipley Trail and
SCCF’s Bailey Homestead Preserve?
These are only a few of the many trails
available on this conservation-focused
island.
Many organizations are working with
the city to provide a nature trail system
second to none. Milbrandt‘s presentation
will provide details on these new trail
additions and plans for future trails.
Milbrandt began working for the
City of Sanibel in 2006. Before becoming the environmental biologist for the
natural resources department, she spent
three years as the education director
for Tarpon Bay Explorers, the concessionaire at “Ding” Darling Refuge.
She is currently serving as the acting
natural resources department director while director James Evans is on
Sanibel nature trail
special assignment regarding water
quality issues. She holds a BS degree
in biology from Furman University and
an MS degree in marine biology from
the University of Charleston. Her masters’ thesis investigated the effects of
pesticide runoff from the Dade County
Agricultural area on microbial communities of adjacent canals on Florida Bay.
Although not a true Florida “native,” she
grew up in Sarasota and in 1978 spent
her first of many annual family vacations
to Sanibel.
This is the second of eight Sanibel-
Fort Myers Ranked In Top 10
Winter Destinations In The Country
T
he American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) placed Fort Myers on the top 10
most popular destination for 2014-2015 winter season. It shares this new ranking
with major cities including Orlando, Las Vegas, New York City, Miami, Honolulu,
San Francisco, Los Angeles, Maui and San Diego. The listing is based on bookings by
members of ASTA. Fort Myers and Maui replaced New Orleans and Washington, DC.
“We have something those big cities don’t have,” said Tamara Pigott, executive director of the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB). “We have tremendous natu-
Captiva Audubon lectures to be held in
2015 on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. As
always, all are welcome to attend. Doors
open at 6:30 p.m. and parking is available at The Community House as well
as across Periwinkle Way in the Herb
Strauss Theater parking area. A $5
donation is appreciated with proceeds
after costs being used to promote conservation on Sanibel and in Florida.
For more information, call Elaine
Jacobson at 395-1878 or visit www.sancapaudubon.org.
Holly Milbrandt
ral assets such as world famous shelling, kayaking, birding, etc. We also have beautiful
weather. Who wouldn’t want to be here now?”
The VCB also moved its marketing dollars to more than 50 percent digital, focused
on an increase in social media engagement and intensified sales and PR efforts, she
said.
TravelPulse, which covers industry news, offered some reasons Fort Myers made the
list including having the “most beautiful beaches in the world.”
For more information about the ranking, visit www.asta.org. These travel agents
represent 80 percent of all travel sold in the United States through the travel agency
distribution channel. Together with hundreds of internationally based members, it is the
leading global advocate for travel agents, the travel industry and the traveling public.
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Happenings
2015. Here
we go! One of the
very best things about
season on the island
is that we have visitors from all areas of
the country and around the globe dropping in at our Friday morning meetings.
So, it was no surprise this first meeting of the year to find Rotarians from
Germany and New Hampshire in the
house. But what was a surprise for both
club Rotarians and our visiting Rotarian
from Bruchsal-Schonborn, Germany
was that our club president, Bill Rahe
greeted the fellow in perfect German.
Our other distinguished visitor was
outgoing Rotary District #7870 assistant governor, David Countway, Rotary
Club of Alton Centennial, and his wife
Sylvia vacationing on Sanibel for the
next month. He told us that one of the
highlights of his three-year term was the
couple’s visit to the Pakistan-India Wahga
as goodwill ambassadors from the U.S.
at the world famous change of guards
ceremony on the Pakistan-India border.
The Rotary Club of Lahore Garrison
organized the visit to honor Rotarians
across the globe for their dedication to
the eradication of polio from this area of
the world. A quote from the group’s blog
noted that End Polio Now banners were
displayed throughout the ceremony and
visiting dignitaries from the area were all
photographed with pictures and banners
being sent back home. The polio awareness banners were seen on both sides
of the Pakistan-India border. Getting the
word out educates the population of hard
to reach areas of the world on the necessity to allow children to receive the polio
vaccine. The Countways’ visit also included opportunities to take part in oral polio
vaccine immunizations events, a visit to
the SOS (Save Our Souls) Children’s
Village Hospital and Clapp Hospital, the
world’s largest cleft surgery center.
A quote from the Medical News
on-line: “Today, the polio virus is considered endemic in only three countries
– Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan,
where the vaccination campaign has been
attacked by Islamists and tribal leaders.
The refugee crisis in Syria is considered
another potential source of infection, as
the vaccination program there has been
disrupted by war. Health watchdogs are
worried for unvaccinated children in those
countries and in neighboring countries
where the vaccination guard may have
slipped.”
Last May, the World Health
Organization declared that polio had
returned as a “public health emergency”
after three cases of cross-border transmission were detected between January
and April, from Pakistan to Afghanistan,
Syria to Iraq and Cameroon to Equatorial
Guinea.
Rotary International continues with
its commitment to wiping out this terrible disease around the globe and, with
the help of many, continues to support
immunization events in some of the most
remote villages throughout the world.
Fundraising events help SanibelCaptiva Rotary provide the financial support to both Rotary International prime
projects but also to a plethora of local
community projects and organizations.
So, please get out your new 2015 calendars and write down these Rotary fundraising event dates:
Ohio Rotarian David Countway and his
wife Sylvia during their goodwill visit to
Pakistan
February 14 and 15, Sanibel-Captiva
Rotary Club Arts & Crafts Fair, known
as one of the outstanding arts fairs in the
region.
April 9, new event, a live theater
production of Unsinkable Women, an
original play written and performed by
New York actress Deborah Jean Templin.
Templin takes us back in time to the
aftermath of the sinking of the Titanic.
Women and children were sent to the
lifeboats first, while their loved ones,
husbands, fathers, friends and crew went
down with the ship. What happened to
these women? This is the story told in
Unsinkable Women presented at BIG
ARTS Schein Hall, proceeds to benefit
local non-profits, Sanibel Historical
Museum and Village, Human Trafficking
Partnership and BIG ARTS. Tickets are
$55 and include an after-performance
dessert reception. Call BIG ARTS at
395-0900.
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 scot@scongress.com.
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ISLAND SUN - JANUARY 9, 2015
Grampy’s Charities To Present
Robbie’s Run At The Dunes
O
n Saturday, January 17, The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club will host Robbie’s
Run to benefit the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, a program of Ronald
McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Southwest Florida. Proceeds from
the event will help to fund a mobile pediatric office that travels to schools, community centers and neighborhoods to deliver dental care and medical screenings
to thousands of underserved children.
Grampy’s directors Bob Risch and Jim Castle have been actively working with
RMHC on a proposal to bring a Ronald McDonald Care Mobile to Lee, Charlotte,
Glades and Hendry counties.
“The program has been enormously successful in Collier County,” said Risch.
“We would like to see it benefit even more underserved children in the surrounding
counties.”
“Grampy’s is absolutely committed to this project and contributing $500,000 to
help RMHC with the funding of the program,” Castle added. “We’re hopeful more
folks will get on board when they realize these services will benefit children in their
communities as well.”
Participation in Robbie’s Run is easy. Visit rmhcswfl.org or Grampys.org for
details and start collecting pledges today. A special after party is planned for all participants who collect $500 or more in pledges and donations.
A golf ball drop will be another highlight of the event. Tickets for the ball drop
are available to the public for $100 and can be purchased at Ronald McDonald
House in Fort Myers. Up to 100 tickets will be sold. Ronald McDonald himself will
drop the balls high from the sky, and the closest to the pin wins 50 percent of the
loot. Furthest from the pin wins a special prize as well. Winners need not be present
to win.
Grampy’s Charities is a 100 percent volunteer organization with no paid staff.
For more than two decades, they have donated more than $3 million to charities
serving sick children.
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Doc Ford’s To Sponsor Mardi Gras
force and essential services for island businesses and residents.
With live music from the Blue Dirt Dixieland Jazz Band, games and contests
with prizes, and Cajun-style food, CHR’s Mardi Gras, presented by Sanibel Captiva
Community Bank, is an affordable and festive community event.
Our goal is to make the annual Mardi Gras not just a fun event but also the premier
fundraising event focused on an island-based charity,” commented CHR board member Tim Garmager.
“CHR needs the help of all of us who believe in maintaining diversity in our island
community,” said Melissa Rice, 2014 event chair and CHR board member and treasurer. “We are grateful to Doc Ford’s for their generous support.”
CHR has provided a variety of opportunities to support its mission through this
event. For information on becoming a sponsor, contact CHR executive director Kelly
Collini at 472-1189. For more event and ticket information, visit www.sanibelchr.
org. Tickets are $55 each and are available through CHR’s website, at the CHR office
(2401 Library Way, Sanibel), Bailey’s General Store, The Sanibel Café, and SanibelCaptiva Community Bank.
Lions Club January Meeting Speaker
Some of the staff of Doc Ford’s, which is to sponsor CHR’s Mardi Gras
photo by Jeff Lysiak
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ommunity Housing and Resources, Inc. (CHR) has announced that Doc
Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille will be a Gold Sponsor of CHR’s Mardi Gras. The
annual fundraising event will be held on February 7 from 5 to 9 p.m. at The
Dunes Golf and Tennis Club.
Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille, with two locations on the islands and two on Fort
Myers Beach, joins Bailey’s General Store and Sanibel Catering Company at the Gold
Sponsor level. Doc Ford’s co-owner and partner Marty Harrity commented, “As a
local restaurateur, I understand how it helps our local economy and all businesses if
we are able to provide affordable housing for island workers. Doc Ford’s is pleased to
offer this support for the event.”
Since 1983, in partnership with the City of Sanibel, CHR has provided affordable
housing for individuals and families who live and work on the island, plus senior citizens and the disabled. Residing in 88 homes, located in 11 complexes throughout the
island are teachers, law enforcement officials, food servers, bank tellers, artists, technicians and office workers who enrich the community and provide an available work
Vincent Wolanin will be the guest speaker for the Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club’s meeting
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January Fun Days
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Chair Fran Peters of Island Vacations with president Ric Base, the staff and volunteers of the San-Cap Chamber of Commerce
Chamber Hosts
Holiday Party At
The Sanctuary
O
n December 18, the Sanibel
& Captiva Islands Chamber of
Commerce held their annual
holiday party at The Sanctuary Golf
Club on Sanibel. It was a wonderfully
festive party for the Chamber Visitor
Center staff and volunteers.
The Sanctuary was filled with chamber staff, volunteers, board members as
well as the aromas of the delicious meal
prepared by The Sanctuary’s culinary
team. Holiday gifts were donated by
chamber business members and provided
to each staff and volunteer in appreciation for their efforts over the past year.
“There’s nothing quite like giving
back to our awesome Visitor Center staff
and volunteers and we think the holidays
are the perfect time to do so,” said Ric
Base, chamber president.
The Chamber Visitor Center is the
welcome center to the Islands of Sanibel
and Captiva, providing visitors with
comprehensive information about things
to do, places to visit, and where to
stay, shop and dine. The chamber staff
and volunteers welcome approximately
165,000 visitors each year and the center is open 365 days a year.
If you are interested in becoming
a member or would like information
on joining the chamber, contact Trent
Peake, member services manager, at
membership@sanibel-captiva.org or drop
by on your next trip on or off-island.
The Visitors Center is located at 1159
Causeway Road on Sanibel.
egister your child now for the
upcoming half-day Fun Days
on Tuesday, January 13,
Wednesday, January 14 and Thursday,
January 15 and the full-day Fun Days
on Friday, January 16 and Monday,
January 19. The Fun Days will offer a
variety of athletic games, craft projects
and special entertainment. Enrollment
is available for children in kindergarten
through eighth grade. The half-day program runs from 12 to 5:30 p.m. and
the full-day program runs from 8 a.m.
to 5:30 p.m. Each child needs to bring
a swimsuit and towel. Light snacks will
be provided.
This option is available to families
seeking child care on school half days,
however, these days are included at no
charge for children currently enrolled in
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ore than 50 members of the Sanibel Bicycle Club gathered early on New
Year’s Day for their “spanning the years” ride over the Sanibel Causeway.
Despite clouds, muggy conditions and a head wind, most cyclists traversed
the first two bridges, while several met the challenge of the high span.
While club members were cycling, outgoing president Kevin Harry and his wife,
Debbie, were preparing and setting up a continental breakfast at the Lighthouse Point
condos. The conversation was cheerful and the treats were tasty.
New members of all abilities are always welcome. Visit www.sanibelbicycleclub.org
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ISLAND SUN - JANUARY 9, 2015
Urban Meyer Repeats Glory Years
At Florida With Ohio State Buckeyes
by Ed Frank
O
h how the University of Florida Gator Nation must
yearn for the days of Coach Urban Meyer as the
departed Meyer has taken his Ohio State Buckeyes to
the cusp of a National Championship in just his third season in
Columbus.
Monday night in Arlington, Texas, the Buckeyes will tangle
with the Oregon Ducks for college football’s biggest prize after
defeating No. 1-ranked Alabama in an exciting 42-35 victory in
the college semi-final.
The offensive-minded Ducks destroyed No. 3 Florida State
59-20 in the other semi-final game.
The prominence that Meyer brought to Gator football during his six seasons in
Gainesville is all past history, yet Florida faithful still must think of those glory days
when Meyer was pacing the sidelines.
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In his six seasons as Florida coach,
Meyer compiled a 65-15 record (.813),
won two BCS championships (2006 and
2008) and was 5-1 in bowl games.
Since his departure, the Gators are
28-22 (.560) but did secure a minor
bowl victory last weekend with a 28-20
win over East Carolina in the auspicious
Birmingham Bowl to finish the season 7-5.
But take heart Gator fans, Florida was
the only team in the Sunshine State with a
bowl victory this season as the University
of Central Florida, Miami and Florida State
all lost their bowl games.
In his three seasons at Ohio State,
Urban Meyer
Meyer has won 37 of 40 games (.925)
with two bowl appearances already, a
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ISLAND SUN - JANUARY 9, 2015
Sanibel Island Golf Club
Men Scramble Into The New Season
Second place, Tony Baldino, Jim Purviance, Bob Ritchlin (not shown, Al Krause)
Winners Bob Cushman, Skipp Tutor, Dave Bugby and Guy Tober
SPORTS QUIZ
O
n Saturday January 3, the Sanibel Island Golf Club men welcomed in the
New Year by playing a standard scramble: everyone in the foursome played
the best shot from tee to in the hole. Fifty percent of the lowest handicap
player’s strokes were subtracted at the end to determine final scores.
The winners were Bob Cushman, Skipp Tutor, Dave Bugby and Guy Tober with
a score of 54.5. They had six birdies on the back nine and no bogies on their entire
round. Tober hit a drive three inches from the hole on the par three 3rd hole. It was a
mixed blessing he said because if it had gone in for a hole in one, he would have had
to buy a round of drinks for all players. Cushman had his chipper working well and
provided several short putts for the team. Tutor really came alive on the back nine and
he and Bugby hit long drives which enabled the foursome to be on the green, or very
close, in regulation.
In second place with a final score of 58.5 was the foursome of Tony Baldino, Jim
Purviance, Bob Richlin and Al Krause. They said that they all played well from tee to
green and that in spite of some putting troubles they managed to do all right. It was
the third week in a row that Baldino has been in second place and he said he was
never going to get his picture in the paper.
There was a tie for third place with two teams scoring a 59. The foursome of Fred
Zimmer, Phil Pilibosian, Jack Schmidt and Bill Sartoris were awarded third after a
scorecard playoff on the back nine put them two strokes ahead of Allen Johnson, Fred
St. Pierre, Roger Cogswell and David Smith. Two natural birdies accounted for the difference.
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1. In 2014, Florida State baseball coach Mike Martin reached 1,800 career victories. Who were
the first two Division I coaches to hit that mark?
2. How many times did Hall of Famer Ted Williams walk more than 140 times in a season?
3. In 2013, Duke’s football team set a record for most victories in a season (10). Before then,
how many times did the Blue Devils win nine in a season?
4. What year was the first in which the Utah Jazz made the NBA playoffs?
5. Who was the youngest NHL team captain to win three Stanley Cups?
6. Name the last driver before Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 2014 to win both NASCAR Cup races at
Pocono Raceway in the same season.
7. Who was the last Frenchman before Yannick Noah (1983) to win the French Open men’s
singles title?
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1. Texas’ Augie Garrido and Wichita State’s Gene Stephenson. 2. Six times during his 19-year career. 3. Four times
-- 1933, ‘36, ‘38 and ‘41. 4. It was 1984. 5. Wayne Gretzky, who won his third in 1987 at age 26. 6. Denny Hamlin,
in 2006. 7. Marcel Bernard, in 1946.
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ISLAND SUN - JANUARY 9, 2015
SANIBEL 8-BALL POOL LEAGUE 2014-2015
Standings through December 29, 2014
Standing
Team Name
Won
Lost
First
Bunt’s Ball Busters
132
60
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Second
Sanibel Café
103
89
Urban Meyer Repeats Glory Years
Third
Fresh Legion Crew
100
92
Fourth
Sandycappers
99
93
Fifth
Island Lifers
74
118
Sixth
Legion Motley Crew
68
124
The Crimson Tide had won two of the last three BCS National Championships and
was favored over Ohio State by nine points. But the Meyer magic prevailed, as Ohio
State scored 28 straight points after failing behind Alabama 21-6 and then withstanding a furious Alabama rally in the closing minutes.
Whether Ohio State can stand up to the potent and face-paced Oregon offense is a
big, big question.
The Ducks destruction of Florida State was the result of six straight scoring possessions. And they became the first team to score 50 points in the 101-year history of
the Rose Bowl.
But don’t count out Meyer and his Buckeyes. Given 10 days to prepare for the title
clash, Meyer will have his team ready.
And should they win the National Championship, you can be certain that Gator
fans will be both envious and proud of their former coach.
Everblades Start Five-Game Home Stands Tonight, Friday
The Florida Everblades hockey team, riding a five-point first-place lead in the ECHL
East Division, begins a five-game home stand tonight, Friday, hosting Orlando at 7:30
p.m. in Germain Arena. The same two teams square off again Saturday at 7 p.m.
Florida began the week with a season record of 23-5-0-1 and a five-point division
lead over Greenville.
The Everblades split a pair of road games last weekend against Greenville.
Tulsa provides the opposition next week with Wednesday and Friday games followed by a Saturday game against Gwinnett to complete the home stand.
December 29 Results
Fresh Legion Crew
12
Sanibel Café
4
Bunt’s Ball Busters
11
Sandycappers
5
Island Lifers
9
Legion Motley Crew
7
Sanibel 8-Ball Pool League
Fresh Legion Goes Up A Notch
F
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9-7 win over Legion Motley Crew. The Lifers were headed for an even larger margin of
victory until Motley Crew Captain Tom Yorgey pounded out a 3-1 over Kip Buntrock to
narrow the gap.
resh Legion Crew submerged Sanibel Café 12-4 to vault into third place in
league standings. The Fresh kids had lingered in fourth place for the first 11
weeks of the season and at one time were nine games out of third. Leading
shooters in the 12-4 win were Jimbo Gaubatz with four and Gator Gates and Doc
Lubinski with three each. Joe Mason won two out of the Café’s four wins.
Sandycappers dropped into fourth place on the strength (or weakness) of their 11-5
loss to league leading Bunt’s Ball Busters. This is sad but even sadder is the fact that the
Sandycappers led the Ball Busters 5-3 before Bob Buntrock and Noah Smith dropped
4-0 wins on Jeff Brown and Kevin Pottorf. John Riegert had three victories for the losing
team and sent the league’s former top shooter, Dave Doane, home to heal his wounds
until 2015. It should be noted, however, that some of Riegert’s winning shots were very
close to minor miracles.
Gary Murza and Kelly Greten went 3-1 in their matches and paced Island Lifers to a
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Will Power
Estate Planning Clean Up
Tasks For The New Year
by Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified
Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney; CPA
N
ow that 2015 is upon us, allow me to remind you what
estate planning “clean up” tasks you may need to pay
attention to:
Wills and Revocable Living Trusts – If you have moved
from a different state and have not updated your estate planning
documents to Florida law, now is the time to consider doing that.
Get copies of your old documents to your attorney, and provide
him with an updated balance sheet including how your assets are
owned and who the designated beneficiary of your IRA, life insurance and annuity accounts may be;
Durable Powers of Attorney – Likewise, if you have
become a Florida resident and have not updated your Durable Power of Attorney documents, put that on the agenda as well. Even if you are a Florida resident, the Durable
Power of Attorney statute changed significantly in 2011. If you haven’t updated since
the change to the law, visit with your estate planning attorney to update this rather
important document;
Health Care Surrogates and Living Wills – Make sure that who you have
named to make important health care decisions is still the person you want in that
position of authority. Similarly, your end of life decisions should also be made clear
and kept up to date. The living will document is important if there is no hope of your
recovery, and you are unable to direct if life support should be continued or not. Many
of us wouldn’t want to lay comatose indefinitely hooked up to machines that are only
artificially prolonging the process of dying.
Bank and Brokerage Accounts – Aside from ensuring that these accounts are
titled correctly in the name of your trust if you have one, you should make sure that
you don’t have too many accounts scattered about. When one of my clients becomes
incapacitated and they have an account here and an account there and an account
everywhere, it becomes an administrative nightmare for the person who is going to be
their successor trustee or agent under a durable power of attorney document. When
you can, work to consolidate accounts so that your financial affairs are well organized.
IRAs, 401(k), Pension Accounts – Similarly, we’ve had difficulty with clients
who have passed away with a multitude of different retirement plan accounts. Where
possible, rollover and consolidate those accounts. When doing so, work with your
estate planning attorney to ensure that the beneficiary designations conform to what
you would want to have happen in your estate plan. By consolidating your accounts,
you will have an easier time determining how much and from where you should take
your Minimum Required Distributions, and your investment strategy can be molded to
better reflect your goals and risk tolerance.
Real Estate – If you own more than one residence, now is a good time to organize all matters related to each residence, so if you should become incapacitated your
successor trustee or your agent under your durable power of attorney document will
know what expenses are due when (such as insurance, mortgage payments, taxes,
utilities, etc.) and from where you draw funds to pay those expenses. Similarly, work
with your estate planning attorney to ensure that all of the deeds are properly titled
into your trust.
Life Insurance – Most people don’t perform an annual review on their life insurance policies. You should check on the rate of return and expected future premiums
to keep the policy active, and whether any change of course is warranted due to the
underlying performance or health of the insurance company itself. If your life insurance is held in an Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust, then it will be important to send
the “Crummey notice” letters when you contribute premium payments to the trust
account.
I hope this general laundry list helps you keep your legal and financial affairs in
order.
©2015 Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at www.sbshlaw.com.
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Highlights Of The 15th
Annual Polar Bear Plunge
Seasoned Polar Bears from the Wilson and Good families, visiting from Cincinnati, Ohio
and Southampton, England
More than 200 New Year’s revelers took part in the 15th annual Polar Bear Plunge, held
on Tarpon Bay Beach at noon on January 1. Here, the brave “bears” take part in the traditional group hug/huddle in the Gulf of Mexico.
photos by Jeff Lysiak
John “Papa Bear” Carney leads the group in singing the Polar Bear Anthem prior to the
plunge
“Papa Bear” Carney fills a glass with
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The Wood family – David, Christina, Cameron and Brendan – with Gary and Lina
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Members of the Long Beach (New York) Polar Bear Club, from left, Carol and Eric
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Eden Energy Medicine
Eating For
Comfort Puts
On The Pounds
by Karen L.
Semmelman,
Certified EEM,
JD, AAML (03-12)
L
ast week, we
addressed
eating due to
stress and learning
tools to assist in
providing immediate alternatives
to the food. This
week, the focus is on eating to find
emotional comfort. We all have our
comfort foods; meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy or chocolate or s’mores
over the fire or just going to the refrigerator to find something appealing. When
attending a workshop with Shawn Corn
in San Diego this September, she noted
that when she and her staff observed
the audience during a presentation,
people were continually reaching for
snacks as they listened – comfort eating
at its best! So, here is a suggestion to
do immediately when you have the urge
to place something in your mouth for
comfort – the Triple Warmer Smoothie:
1. Place all fingers of each hand on
each temple. Take one deep breath as
you breathe in through the nose and out
through the mouth.
2. As you inhale a second breath, slide
the fingers up and around to the top of
your ears as you maintain comfortable
pressure against the skin.
3. On the exhale, the fingers should
be at the top of the ears. As you slide the
fingers down and behind the ears, press
them into the back of your neck as you
bring them to rest on the shoulders.
4. While pushing the fingers into the
back of shoulders, take another breath
or two. With pressure, drag the fingers
across the top of the shoulders; bring
them to rest in the middle of your chest
over the heart chakra. Flatten the hands,
with one on top of the other.
5. Hold this position for several deep
breaths, inhaling through the nose and
exhaling through the mouth.
This exercise works because it is tracing the Triple Warmer (which governs our
flight and fight survival response, while
controlling all of our habits) energy backwards to calm the body, enables refocus
by bringing blood back into your head,
and helps to alter the habit created whenever you are propelled to eat.
Have fun with your energy! Next
week’s topic is Stop Compulsive Eating –
Suck Your Thumb.
If you have a question, email Karen
Semmelman at SemmEnergyCenter@
gmail.com. Learn more at www.semmelmanenergy.com. EEM does not
diagnose or cure illness, but working
with subtle energies of the body has
been shown to help many conditions.
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EM Defined: Working with energy as a vital living force forming the foundation
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Window Designs
Add Drama
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by Jeanie Tinch
N
othing gives
a room more
drama and
pizzazz than beautifully designed window treatments.
Consider your
living room. Often
times, these rooms
boast of some sort
of outstanding architectural feature – perhaps a fireplace,
soaring ceiling, tall windows. Whatever
architectural feature your living room
possesses, a beautiful window treatment
is a must. The more elaborate the treatment, the more it will add to the overall
beauty of your room. And if budget is a
consideration, it’s always better to drape
a window generously with a lesser priced
fabric then to skimp with a costly one.
If a bold decorative statement is called
for, perhaps a luxuriously designed swag
and jabot treatment designed in a soft
flowing silk fabric, or dramatic taffeta
would be to your liking.
If you’d like to subtly frame your
windows, then lush side panels mounted
on a unique decorative rod would give
your windows a very subtle, yet dramatic,
impact.
Not only do custom window treatments add beauty, design and uniqueness
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No two designs are completely alike,
because they will project your personal
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January Fun Days
the After School Program. Early Bird rates
may be available.
For more information, contact the
Sanibel Recreation Center at 472-0345.
The rec center is located at 3880 SanibelCaptiva Road. Daily, weekly, semi-annual
and annual memberships are available.Visit
the website at www.mysanibel.com.
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Local Realtors Donate To FISH
Maggi Feiner accepts a donation from local realtors on behalf of FISH
M
embers of the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of Realtors had the
opportunity to have Maggi Feiner, executive director of FISH of SanibelCaptiva, Inc. to speak at their December membership breakfast meeting.
Association President David Schuldenfrei presented Feiner with an $800 check on
behalf of the realtor membership. This donation will help FISH with its mission of
Neighbors Helping Neighbors.
Realtors Donate To Friends Who Care
Friends Who Care CEO Tom Louwers thanks realtors for their donation
F
riends Who Care CEO Tom Louwers joined local realtors at their December
membership breakfast meeting and accpted an $800 donation, presented by
Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of Realtors President David Schuldenfrei on
behalf of the realtor membership. Members of the association also donated toys and gift
cards to the organization, which were presented to children in time for Christmas.
West Wind Inn Hires
New General Manager
W
est Wind Inn, under new ownership, has hired Brett Gooch as general
manager of the Sanibel Island beach resort. Gooch is responsible for all
hotel operations for the inn, and brings expertise in revenue management
including rates, OTAs, managing wholesalers and tour operators.
Room renovations and property enhancements are currently in progress at the
award-winning resort. Guest rooms on the property have also been refreshed with new
paint, and new beds and linens have been installed in the guest rooms. All guest rooms
and studios feature lush views of either the Gulf of Mexico or the landscaped garden.
Studio units have kitchens and are being remodeled with granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances, including a refrigerator, microwave, stove and oven.
“I’m very excited to bring my experience to this long-standing Sanibel Island treasure,” Gooch said. “With the improvements we’ve been making to the grounds and
guest rooms, we’re maintaining West Wind Inn’s position as the best beachfront resort
on Sanibel.”
Gooch is originally from Layton, Utah and graduated with a B.S. in economics in
1999 from the University of Utah. Before joining the staff at West Wind Inn, Gooch
worked as a front office manager at ‘Tween Waters Inn on Captiva.
For more information, visit www.westwindinn.com.
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Mom And Me
by Lizzie and Pryce
L
izzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging
concerns from a two-generational
perspective. A mother and daughter
team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health
educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who
specializes in the care of elders and
people with chronic illnesses.
Dear Mom & Me,
I was interested in meeting our new
neighbors. I had heard that he was a
successful scientist with a distinguished
career. To my surprise, his wife was
a terrible disappointment. This is his
second marriage after being widowed a
number of years. His wife has not gone
beyond the eighth grade, was a waitress
in a diner, looks and acts like a total
slob and has no redeeming assets we
can see. They argue constantly and it is
difficult to be in their company.
At neighborhood functions, we hate
to leave them out but others will not
come if they are invited. What should
we do?
Andrea
Dear Andrea,
I am constantly amazed at how different one’s public face is compared to
one’s private face. You do not have to
be around this couple if they make you
uncomfortable.
However, I also suggest that you be
respectful and not mean to them, nor
should you engage in any gossip about
them.
Pryce
Dear Andrea,
This woman is this man’s wife and
they both deserve to be invited to a
neighborhood function. She is what he
wanted in a wife and if she makes him
happy, it is none of your business.
Have you ever heard of opposites
attracting? And they both may thrive on
arguing.
I also heard of an attorney who was
devastated when his wife was killed. He
went to the local diner to eat in the evening and the waitress there was the only
one who listened and comforted him
during his grieving period. They later
married, but unfortunately the marriage
did not last, but then second marriages
involving older people don’t seem to
have a very good track record.
Lizzie
Lizzie and Pryce’s email address is
momandmeaging@hotmail.com.
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Dr. Connie Is In
by Constance
Clancy
Q: I work long
hours and I have
young children who
go to day care, but I
still have to care for
them after work. I
am a single parent.
Can you help with
suggestions on how
to increase my energy level?
A: Being a parent is the toughest job
in the world, and the fact that you are a
single parent you have a double whammy. You need support. Although your
children attend daycare, do you have a
parent or family member, friend who can
lend a hand? For example, if someone
could prepare meals and freeze them for
the week, that could help reduce you having to prepare daily meals.
Even having someone to help you with
grocery shopping and cleaning would
be ideal. Meanwhile, the following tips
are ways you can begin to use self-care
toward getting your energy levels up. I
realize this is not as easy as it seems, but
it is a start. Don’t be afraid to ask for
help.
1. Watch what you eat. Your body
needs the right fuel to get through the
day. Eat fresh foods like lean protein,
whole grains, fruits and vegetables. Avoid
sugars or starchy items that give you
a short-term boost and then leave you
drained.
2. Stay active. Regular exercise like
walking or swimming can ease your pain
so you sleep better. Activity can also
boost your energy during the day.
3. Skip caffeine, nicotine and alcohol
before bedtime. You may think smoking a
cigarette, sipping hot tea (unless caffeine
free) or having a cocktail will relax you.
However, they make it harder for you to
fall asleep or stay asleep.
4. Set a solid sleep schedule. Your
body prefers a regular routine to shut
down and sleep. Try to go to bed at the
same time each night and wake up at
the same time each morning. Alarms on
your clock or phone can help you stay on
track.
5. Don’t eat for two to three hours
before bedtime. If your body has to digest
a heavy meal, you may not be able to fall
asleep. Stomach gas may also keep you
awake.
6. Relax before bedtime. Take a soothing, warm bath to ease your joint pain
and stiffness. Listen to soft music or read
a book to take your mind off your work
or daily stress.
7. Make your bedroom for sleep and
sex only. Remove the TV, computer, cell
phone and other distractions from your
bedroom. Keep the room dark, quiet and
cool so you can fall asleep.
8. Use comfortable, supportive bedding. If your mattress or pillows are
uncomfortable, you may not be able to
stay asleep. Your pain may grow worse.
Consider changing pillows or buying a
new mattress.
9. Find your energy boosters. When
you feel tired during the day, find ways
to perk up. Listen to upbeat music. Step
outside into the sunshine. Take a short
walk break at work. Enjoy a good-for-you
snack like fresh fruit or nuts to give you a
dose of energy.
Constance Clancy-Fisher, EdD is
a licensed mental health therapist,
hypnotherapist, author and holistic
stress management instructor. She can
be reached at constanceclancyfisher@
gmail.com.
Free Energy Medicine Workshop
K
aren L. Semmelman, director of Semmelman Energy Center, will present the
third of six health workshops on Wednesday, January 14 which will focus on
eyes. Her two-hour workshop, The Eyes Have It, is being presented from 4 to 6
p.m. at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel.
During this workshop, participants will learn “hands on” tools that take five minutes
daily to shift the “bla’s” to “ah-ha’s” with Eden Energy Medicine. Work with subtle
energies to restore your energy when tired, sharpen your memory, boost your immune
system, improve digestion, relieve allergies, enhance well-being, alleviate insomnia and
alleviate stress and pain. After addressing the 5-Minute Routine, Semmelman’s workshop will focus on eyesight.
Eyes sad? Cataracts, night vision, bright light hurts, macular degeneration? Activate your inner healing with energy medicine shifts. Anyone do daily eye exercises?
No? Why not? We realize the importance of exercise for our body and mind; but the
“Windows to our World”get neglected. This class will provide exercises for improving
eye health and assisting with healing for cataracts, night vision, bright light that hurts
the eye as well as others and teach daily eye routine. Try it. It’s fun, it works and it’s
empowering.
To register for this free workshop, call The Community House at 472-2155, or for
more information, send an email to ksemmelmanenergy@gmail.com, call 443-7860472 or visit www.semmelmanenergy.com.
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deaRPharmacist
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Offers Hope For
Diabetes, Herpes
And Brain Injuries
by Suzy Cohen, RPh
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ear
Readers:
I’m a foodie and would never
want to give up traditional desserts and
pasta, bagels and
muffins. That said,
if my blood sugar
was elevated, I would
be highly motivated
to alter my diet and try natural remedies before prescription drugs or shots.
Twenty nine million people in the United
States now have Type 2 diabetes and one
in three adults has pre-diabetes, blood
sugar levels higher than “normal,” but not
quite high enough to be diagnosed with
Type 2 diabetes. Having pre-diabetes
puts you on the fast track to getting fullblown Type 2 diabetes within five years.
Complications include severe nerve pain,
heart disease, kidney failure, blindness,
stroke, or amputation of the toes, feet or
legs.
We know that meal choices matter.
We also know that exercising works. The
big deal is how low thyroid is the number
one missed cause for diabetes. I discuss
that in my book, Diabetes Without
Drugs. As a pharmacist, I’m aware of the
side effects and interactions associated
with medications, so today I’m going to
spotlight berberine.
Berberine is a compound that scientists extract from the Oregon grape plant,
which is the state flower for Oregon in
the United States. It grows beautiful yellow flowers and blue grapes (but not the
kind of grapes you are thinking of, these
are different).
Medicinal uses of berberine have been
documented in China since 3000 BC.
More recently, there are scientific papers
to show all kinds of cool things! Like how
berberine lowers blood glucose (sugar) as
effectively as metformin, a popular prescription medicine for diabetes. Doesn’t
that just blow your mind?! Berberine
is just as effective as this strong medi-
cine, but without as many side effects.
That gets my attention. A study in the
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and
Metabolism in 2008 found that berberine
caused a significant reduction in hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) and improved cholesterol ratios. In this particular study, 1,000
mg was administered as the total daily
dose. Another study (animal) suggests that
berberine can prevent pre-diabetes from
developing.
What else you wonder? Berberine kills
herpes simplex virus (HSV) which is often
treated with the prescription drug acyclovir. Berberine protects neurons in your
brain and reduces inflammation, so it
helps with a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Amazingly, when combined with the
chemotherapy drug cisplatin, berberine
displays strong anti-cancer effects against
ovarian cancer cells.
Berberine is completely natural and
sold nationwide as a dietary supplement.
Most naturopaths recommend 500 mg
once, twice or even three times daily.
The dosage varies greatly so you should
consult a trained professional. Use and
dosage depends on your medical history,
liver function and the condition for which
you are taking it. Keep in mind, berberine
is a natural blood thinner. It also enhances the effects of diabetic medications,
possibly to your detriment if your blood
sugar drops rapidly. It’s definitely not
recommended if you are pregnant since
it’s a uterine stimulant. Physicians often
underestimate herbs but as far as I’m concerned, plants are medicine too.
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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Sanibel/Captiva Heart
Walk Scheduled For February 15
T
he American
Heart Aassociation
invites the public to
save Sunday afternoon,
February 15, for the
second annual Sanibel/
Captiva Heart Walk. The
walk is organized by islanders who have been affected
by heart and stroke issues
and 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 starting at 1
p.m. Although nominally a
5k walk, participants of all
ages and physical capabilities are encouraged to walk
whatever distance is comChuck Bergstrrom, a heart attack survivor and American
fortable for them. Pets are
Heart Association supporter, with his granddaughter Lulu
invited.
Music will be provided by
Dan Comfrey, courtesy of Amy Morgan, and Thank You for the Dance.
Refreshments and door prizes will be supplied by local sponsoring merchants. All
participants are welcome. A voluntary contribution of $50 is suggested.
For additional information contact Kelly Goodwien at 495-4901, Kelly.goodwien@
heart.org or Sandy Teger at 395-0233.
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*For first 3 weeks of care. Insurance coverage (including Medicare) will require physician referral.
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Fitness Practitioner
Owner
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Pilates
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CARING FOR YOU
AND ABOUT YOU
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472-6188
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ISLAND SUN - JANUARY 9, 2015
My Stars ★ ★ ★ ★
FOR WEEK OF JANUARY 12, 2015
ARIES (March 21 to April 19) That
lower-than-acceptable performance you’re
getting from others in your group might
be the result of miscommunication. If so,
correct it before serious problems arise
later on.
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) An
unexpected situation could call for a
change of plans. If so, you might feel that
this is unfair. But it’s best to make the
needed adjustments now. There’ll be time
later for rescheduling.
GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) The new
year brings opportunities you might want to
look into. Some might be more interesting
than others. But take time to look at all of
them before you make any decisions.
CANCER (June 21 to July 22) It’s a
good idea to be careful about expenses
until you’ve worked out that pesky financial problem. You might find it advisable to
get some solid advice on how to proceed.
LEO (July 23 to August 22) Romance
looms large over the Leonine aspect. Single
Lions looking for love should find Cupid
very cooperative. Paired Cats can expect a
renewed closeness in their relationships.
VIRGO (August 23 to September 22)
Making contact with a former colleague
might not be high on your list of priorities.
But it could pay off personally as well as
professionally. Avoid bringing up any negatives about the past.
LIBRA (September 23 to October 22)
A personal relationship could face added
stress because of a situation involving
someone close to both of you. Be supportive and, above all, try to avoid playing the
blame game.
SCORPIO (October 23 to November
21) You might well find some lingering
uncertainties about a decision. If so, take
POOL SERVICE & REPAIR
that as a warning that you might not be
ready to make that move yet. More study
would be in order.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to
December 21) Music is a dominant theme
for Sagittarians right now, and it should
remind you to make a greater effort to
restore some much-needed harmony in that
very special relationship.
CAPRICORN (December 22 to January
19) Although family matters might demand
much of the Sea Goat’s attention this week,
you’ll want to try to make time to handle
those all-important workplace situations as
well.
AQUARIUS (January 20 to February
18) A recurring unresolved issue might
need to be revisited before you can move
forward. Consider asking someone familiar
with the situation to act as an impartial
counselor.
PISCES (February 19 to March 20)
Ignore pressure to make a decision. Keeping your options open is still the wisest
course, at least until you’re sure you’ve
learned all you need to know about the
matter at hand.
BORN THIS WEEK: You’re capable of
great loyalty to those around you, which is
one reason you can count on devotion from
friends and family.
THIS WEEK IN HISTORY
● On Jan. 13, 1128, Pope Honorius II
grants a papal sanction to the military order
known as the Knights Templar, declaring
it to be an army of God. The self-imposed
mission of the Knights Templar was to
protect Christian pilgrims on their way to
the Holy Land.
● On Jan. 14, 1860, the U.S. House of
Representatives’ Committee of ThirtyThree submits a proposed constitutional
amendment protecting slavery in all areas
where it already existed. The proposed
measure was not enough to stem the tide of
seceding states.
● On Jan. 15, 1870, the first recorded
use of a donkey to represent the Democratic Party appears in Harper’s Weekly,
drawn by political illustrator Thomas Nast.
Four years later, Nast originated the use of
an elephant to symbolize the Republican
Party in a Harper’s Weekly cartoon.
● On Jan. 18, 1882, A.A. Milne, creator
of Winnie-the-Pooh, is born. Years later
when his son, Christopher Robin, was
born, Milne used the boy’s stuffed animals
as inspiration for the stories “Winnie-thePooh” and “The House at Pooh Corner.”
● On Jan. 12, 1932, Ophelia Wyatt Caraway, a Democrat from Arkansas, becomes
the first woman to be elected to the U.S.
Senate. Caraway had been appointed to
the Senate two months earlier to fill the
vacancy left by her late husband, Thaddeus
Horatio Caraway.
● On Jan. 17, 1984, U.S. Supreme Court
decides Universal v. Sony, the court battle
over the legality of the video cassette
recorder (VCR) and its allegedly detrimental effect on the motion-picture industry.
The U.S. District Court ruled in favor of
Sony, stating that taping material for private entertainment purposes was fair use.
● On Jan. 16, 1991, the United Nations
deadline for the Iraqi withdrawal from
Kuwait expires, and the Pentagon prepares
to commence offensive operations to
forcibly eject Iraq from its five-month
occupation of its oil-rich neighbor. Operation Desert Storm was conducted by an
international coalition under the command
of U.S. General Norman Schwarzkopf and
featured forces from 32 nations.
STRANGE BUT TRUE
● It was American author Gail Kathleen
Godwin who made the following sage
observation: “Good teaching is one-fourth
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preparation and three-fourths theater.”
● Elizabeth Montgomery, best known
for playing the witch Samantha in the TV
sitcom “Bewitched,” in 1975 played the
title role in the TV movie “The Legend
of Lizzie Borden.” This would not be
remarkable, except that a genealogist later
showed that Montgomery and the notorious
axe-murderer were actually sixth cousins
once removed.
● Those who study such things say that
if you grew up in the era before color TV,
you’re more likely to dream in black and
white.
● In April 2014, the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission moved
to forbid the sale of stuffed baby alligators
in “an unnatural body or body part positioning” -- including upright human poses.
● You might be surprised to learn that
during the Revolutionary War, only one out
of every six able-bodied men in the American colonies actually took up arms.
● John Pemberton, the inventor of
Coca-Cola, came up with the recipe by
boiling coca leaves, kola nuts and a variety
of herbs in a pot in his backyard. It was
originally sold in his drugstore as a “nerve
medicine.”
● It’s well-known that camels are able
to go long periods of time without access
to water, but biologists say that giraffes are
able to survive even longer than camels
when deprived of moisture.
● In the 18th century, so-called anatomical demonstrations became very popular. At
the time, museums, colleges, private homes
and even bars hosted public dissections of
human corpses. Competition to obtain the
sometimes-costly tickets to these events
was fierce, and the crowds attending often
were raucous.
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Fax: (239) 472-0680
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21B
answer on page 23B
FIND AT LEAST SIX DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PANELS
SUDOKU
To play Sudoku:
Complete the grid so
that every row, column
and every 3x3 box
contains the numbers
1 through 9 (the same
number cannot appear
more than once in a
row, column or 3x3 box.)
There is no guessing
and no math involved,
just logic.
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DIRECTORY
COMPUTER SERVICES
answer on page 23B
POOL
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CONSTRUCTION
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• Design Service Available • Sanibel Owned & Operated
Office Phone & Fax
239-472-6711
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RESIDENTS OF SANIBEL
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ISLAND SUN - JANUARY 9, 2015
Top 10 Real Estate Sales
Development
City
Year Built
Square Footage
Listing Price
Selling Price
Days On Market
Marcello
Naples
2006
5,640
$2,999,000
$2,637,500
803
Sanibel Isles
Sanibel
1987
2,779
$1,995,000
$1,920,000
57
Sanibel Isles
Sanibel
2012
2,484
$1,700,000
$1,700,000
0
Palmetto Point
Fort Myers
1981
5,034
$899,900
$895,850
33
Cape Coral
Cape Coral
2012
3,033
$899,900
$875,000
24
Intracoastal Harbour
Fort Myers
1997
2,725
$874,000
$825,000
325
Bellezza
Bonita Springs
2006
2,401
$799,000
$760,000
80
Cape Coral
Cape Coral
1967
3,301
$799,053
$730,000
171
Dunes At Sanibel Island
Sanibel
1987
2,267
$729,000
$670,000
119
Wildewood
Fort Myers
2007
3,014
$800,000
$650,000
45
Courtesy of Royal Shell Real Estate
NOW HERE’S A TIP
● Strawberry season is approaching, and here’s
a great tip for freezing berries: Slip a berry into
each section of an ice-cube tray and then stack
them in the freezer. When frozen, transfer to
a zipper-top bag and store in the freezer. They
won’t stick together, and you can just use what
you need.
● “Vinegar (1/3 cup) works just as well as rins-
GENERAL CONTRACTOR
ing agents in your dishwasher. Simply add it to
the wash with your regular dishwasher detergent.
It can help with cloudy glassware.” -- W.C. in
Washington
● “Another great use for a length of nylon
stocking, or a knee-high, as we used to call them:
Slip over your pet brush and poke the bristles
through. Brush your cat or dog as normal. When
you’re done, you can pull the knee-high stocking
right off and all the hair will be caught inside!”
-- P.K. in Pennsylvania
● If you have a pickle- or jelly-jar lid that is
stuck on, try using the handle end of a butter
knife to tap a few indentations around the edges.
This can sometimes loosen the seal, making it
easier to remove the lid.
● “When you get to the bottom of a bag of chips
or a box of crackers, there usually are a lot of
crumbs. I save ours in a baggie, then add them to
breadcrumbs to bread fish or chicken. They add
a lot of flavor, and it’s basically free! It’s funny,
because I see packages of flavored breadcrumbs
at the grocery store, and they are pretty expensive.” -- R.L. in Virginia
● To clean hairspray residue off your curling
wand or iron, use rubbing alcohol. Make sure
the wand is cold and not plugged in. Dampen a
washcloth with rubbing alcohol, and simply rub
off the residue.
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DESIGN AND REMODELING
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239-339-7988
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PUZZLE ANSWERS
SUDOKU
SUPER CROSSWORD
KING CROSSWORD
MAGIC MAZE
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ISLAND SUN - JANUARY 9, 2015
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SANIBEL COTTAGE
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PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES
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239-579-0511
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Weeding, Installation of Plants, Trees and
Mulch (one month free service available)
Joe Scarnato (239) 849-6163
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FREE REAL ESTATE TOURS
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.
Of Sanibel & Captiva
Million $ Views Await You!
• Cottages • Condos • Homes •
Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths
239-472-7277
1-888-451-7277
AFFORDABLE HOME CARE
Private Duty & Personal Assistant
Flexible shifts from 4hrs, Live Ins & 24hrs
Bath Visits,Alzheimer’s Care,Bedridden
Stroke, Parkinson’s, Traveling Companion
Licensed and Insured. 239-444-6914
Residential Cleaning to Satisfaction
Sanibel & Captiva • 239-565-0471
Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047
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SIMPLY ELEGANT CLEANING
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HOME/CONDO WATCH
CONCIERGE SERVICES
AVAILABLE
JAN, FEB & MAR 2015
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.
HELLE’S CLEANING SERVICES
Newly remodeled vacation cottage.
2 bedrm 1 bath
Walk to beach, East End
Bright, Clean, Adorable
non-smoking/ no pets
Call Bob 410-913-2234 or
tidewaterbob@comcast.net
Dorado Property Management
❋ Island Resident ❋ Licensed & Insured
❋ 24/7 ❋ www.doradoproperty.com
“Voted Best Of Islands”
Specializing in home - offices - condo’s commercial. Call for Free Estimates.
395-1122, Owned & Operated by
20 year Island Residents.
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Call Lisa or Bruce at 239-472-8875
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SERVICES OFFERED
HELP WANTED
PRIVATE DUTY CAREGIVER
LINEN WAREHOUSE
SORTER/PACKER
Available to work with elderly.
Day or Night.
Call 239-600-1738.
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Linen warehouse sorter/packer needed
Thursday, Friday, Sunday 8am-4pm @
$10 per hour. Call David @ VIP Vacation
Rentals 472-1613
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MOBILE DOG GROOMING
Self-Contained Trailer
Up to 40 Lbs.,
Total Grooming, Package,
Please call.
239-313-7140.
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HELP WANTED
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Volunteers needed for light general
maintenance. Call (CHR) Community
Housing & Resources, Inc. 472-1189.
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ADMINISTRATIVE
RECEPTIONIST
Heidrick & Co. Insurance is seeking an
experienced Administrative Receptionist
for our fast-paced Sanibel office. We are
seeking an individual with outstanding
customer service skills, both on the phone
and in person. She/he will be responsible
for managing incoming calls on a multi-line
phone system and providing clerical and
administrative support to our team of six.
Successful candidates must have
professional office experience in a busy
environment. Because this individual
will be required to manage a number of
projects simultaneously, with frequent
interruptions, excellent organizational and
time management skills are a must. A high
proficiency in MS Office is also required.
For consideration, please email a resume
to holli@sanibelinsurance.com.
No phone calls please.
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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 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.
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GIFT SHOP MGR. /
ADMINISTRATIVE ASST.
The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife
(CROW) on Sanibel is seeking a full-time
experienced retail manager to run our
gift shop, and also provide administrative
support to our Development Director.
Excellent organizational and people skills,
office and computer experience required.
Competitive pay and benefits offered.
Email resume to Linda Estep, Executive
Director at lestep@crowclinic.org or mail to
PO Box 150, Sanibel FL 33957.
No phone calls.
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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.
HELP WANTED
WANTED TO BUY
CASH PAID FOR
MILITARY ITEMS
FULL-CHARGE
BOOKKEEPER/ACCOUNTANT
Sanibel CPA firm seeks a full-charge
bookkeeper/accountant. Prior CPA firm
experience and Associates/ Bachelors
Degree preferred. Expert in QuickBooks.
Responsibilities include Payroll, General
Ledger, Accounts Payable, Receivables,
Financial Statements, MS Word, Excel,
and Prior Experience Mandatory.
Resumes can be emailed to Linda at
lindamiller@sancapcpa.com
Cash Paid For Old Military Items.
Medals, Swords, Uniforms,
helmets, old guns, awards & more.
Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280
BOATS - CANOES - KAYAKS
BOAT LIFT - 10,000 LBS
DOCKAGE AVAILABLE
SANIBEL WEST END
DEEP WATER ACCESS
NO BRIDGES
239-472-3603
SUNDAY SCHOOL
TEACHER FOR K-4TH
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COMPUTER
HELPDESK TECHNICIAN
Sanibel Public Library - PT, professionaltechnical position. Experience working
directly with public; MS Office, iPad &
Windows experience required. Saturdays
and evenings. Equal opportunity employer.
Send resume electronically to: resume@
sanlib.org. Questions on this positions,
please call Cathy at (239) 472-2483.
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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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DOCKAGE
Hourly, Daily, Weekly
and Monthly.
Captiva Island 472-5800
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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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To advertise
in the
Island Sun
Call 395-1213
Don't Harm The Fish
by Capt. Matt Mitchell
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Sunday School Teacher for K-4th at
Sanibel Church wanted. This is a paid,
part-time Sunday mornings year-round
position. Background check and references
required. Mainstream theology required.
Teaching experience preferred.
For details call (239) 472-0479.
Shore Fishing:
CAUTION
GARAGE •
MOVING • YARD
SALES
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.
MULTI FAMILY
GARAGE SALE
Friday, Jan. 16 & Saturday, Jan. 17
8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
West Rocks, 3980 Coguina Drive, Sanibel.
Something For Everyone.
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Pets Of The Week
H
ello, my name
is Nubbs. I’m an
18-month-old neutered male brown and white
hound mix. I’ve got the
cutest little nub of a tail that
vibrates when I’m happy,
which is pretty much all the
time. I’m mild-mannered
and easy-going. I’m a lab
in hound’s clothing. In fact,
I have the same balanced
temperament as a lab. I’m
affectionate and want to
please.
My adoption fee is $45
(regularly $75) during Animal
Services’ Paw Stars adoption
promotion.
Hello, my name is Baby.
I’m a 2-year-old spayed
female brown tabby domestic
medium hair. I should have
been a model. After all, I’m
very beautiful and love to
pose for photos. I’m patiently but playfully waiting for my
forever home.
My adoption fee is $25
(regularly $50) during Animal
Services Paw Stars adoption
promotion.
Nubbs ID# 602735
For information about
this week’s pets, call 5337387 (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 is
Baby ID# 599225
valued at $500.
Email your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . sanibelLWV@gmail.com
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 Republican Caucus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395-1202
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:
press@islandsunnews.com
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When it came to choosing a listing agent, we chose Phaidra McDermott to list our home, knowing f irst hand of
her integrity, knowledge, and “get it done” attitude. We were not disappointed! - Taub
Phaidra McDermott
Lifelong Island Resident
239-472-4411 • info @sanibelrealestate.net
sanibelrealestate.net
S a n i b e l Re a l E s t at e . n e t
1019 Periwinkle Way
Sanibel Island, FL 33957

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