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Reality Cooking Show
Acooking competition like no other
is taking shape on Sanibel featur-
ing five family chefs who were
selected by a panel to be part of the
inaugural Cooking with the Islands’ Stars
At 6 p.m . Wednesday, February 24,
The Community House will be trans-
formed into a reality cooking show
atmosphere with music, lights, aromas
of home cooked recipes and community
spirit as residents and visitors help their
favorite chef win a prize.
The public will have an opportunity to
vote for their favorite chef by donating
$20, $40, $50, $100, $200 or more to
help them win a television segment on
Real Food Real Kitchens.
Rev. John Danner, the minister of
Sanibel Congregational United Church of
Christ; Carol Curcuru, who has a follow-
ing of members of The Dunes Golf and
Tennis Club; and Mary Romulus, who has
been a dental hygienist on the island for
15 years will prepare their family’s Italian
dishes. A vegetarian dish will be prepared
by artist Myra Roberts. The competition
will also include Bart Smith and Marc
Yelenich, who will share their secrets of
In addition to the cooking, guests will
be served appetizers and drinks from res-
taurants on the island including The Sanc-
tuary Gold Club, The Dunes Golf and
Tennis Club, The Jacaranda and Sanibel
Catering Company by Bailey’s.
Radio personalities Bennett and Birch
will be the masters of ceremonies.
The chefs, who will be judged on their
recipes, will discuss their techniques for a
chance to be selected for the Real Food
Real Kitchens Fall 2016 bookazine.
The judges include Craig Chapman,
producer and director of Real Food Real
Kitchens, who is supplying the prize of
a television segment on his cable show
to the family chef who raises the most
money for The Community House;
Melissa Talmage of Sweet Melissa’s Cafe;
and Marla Cohen, author, chef and spice
As the cooking comes to a close,
Tommy Williams will put a few of The
Community House kitchen items up for
bid, followed by an intermission where
guests will have desserts prepared by
The Community House Kitchen Guild.
Additional items will be for sale, giving
guests the opportunity to have their name
displayed in the finished remodel of The
Community House in November.
Chapman will share information about
Real Food Real Kitchens while dona-
tions are counted. Winners will then be
announced, as well as how much money
was raised for the kitchen renovation.
Tickets are $100 for assigned seat-
ing and $125 for front row tasting seats.
There are 20 front row seats available.
For tickets, go to www.brownpapertick-
This is a fundraiser for The Commu-
nity House kitchen remodel, which will
Sponsors include Mike Kelly, Billy’s
Rentals, Dan Hahn Custom Builders and
Sanibel Design Center.
Nutrition For Your Health
The instructor is Pamela B.
Sullivan, RDN. Cost per session is
$10 for members, $15 for guests.
Sullivan is a graduate of Cornell
University with a degree in food and
• Super Greens – Thursday,
February 11, 1 to 2 p.m. Learn the
nutrition facts and health benefits of
vegetables in your diet and preparation
techniques to make greens a ritual in
your menu planning.
• Healthful Snacking – Thursday,
February 25, 1 to 2 p.m. Improve the
nutritional value of your snacks with
recipes featuring healthy ingredients.
• Anti-Inflammatory Foods –
Thursday, March 10, 1 to 2 p.m.
Discover foods with anti-inflammatory
properties, their nutrition and health
benefits, and how to include them in
Shred your unneeded documents and
papers on Saturday, January 30,
between 9 a.m. and noon at The
Community House. Br ing docu ments
such as bank statements, credit cards
receipts, old checks and income tax
returns. Fee of $5 for one or t wo boxes
per car. Donations requested for more
than two boxes. All proceeds go to The
Community House operating fund.
If you are interested in learning a new
craft, join the Sanibel Shell Crafters.
No experience is necessary. Lessons
are free, all materials are provided but
donations of shells are appreciated.
The group meets every Monday from
10 a.m. to noon (no classes in March).
Dessert and coffee are provided, but
bring a brown-bag lunch if you choose,
as the regulars meet until 3 p.m.
All shell crafts made by volunteers
are sold at the Sanibel Shell Festival in
March to raise funds for operations.
hold a silk
from 6 to
9 p.m. All
are provided. Choose your design when
you register and Licht will have it drawn
on your pillow cover and ready for you
to paint. Licht will take the pillow covers
to her home for heat setting and wash-
ing and return them to The Community
House (or to student for an additional
shipping fee). Class size is limited.
Cost for members is $70, guests are
$80 for one pillow cover. Two pillow
covers can be made for an additional
$65 for members or $75 for guests.
Pre-payment and registration
required. Call 472-2155. Cancellation
fees may apply. Minimum number of
Free Energy Workshops
Karen L. Semmelman, director of
Semmelman Energy Center, will
host a series of workshops on
Optimizing Your Health, based on Eden
Energy Medicine (EEM). Six monthly
two-hour workshops are on the agenda
on the following Wednesdays:
• February 3, 6 to 8 p.m. Pain
overriding your life? Loosen the
congestion with Energy Medicine tools.
• March 9, 4 to 6 p.m. Use Energy
Medicine tools to create movement and
looseness for joints troubled by arthritis,
stiffness and replacements.
spirit in overdrive? Unleash the innate
ease with Energy Medicine
Semmelman, a matrimonial lawyer
for 30-plus years, is an advanced
Eden Energy practitioner, teacher and
For more information, email
All ages are invited to learn the
intricate art of beading with shells
and other treasures of the sea with
Anita Gober. All supplies are included.
If you wear reading glasses, you should
bring them. There is a minimum of three
students and a maximum of 10. Classes
will be on Wednesdays: February 3,
March 23, April 6 and April 20. Cost is
$35 for members and $40 for guests.
Advanced classes will be scheduled ad
hoc for $50 for three hours for members.
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Painted silk pillow cover
The Community House
SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITY HOUSE
*57 Island Organizations use the facility to meet, share
fun and laughter, fundraise, promote knowledge, and
weave together the fabric of community.
Tyler and Sue Schoenherr give $30,000 to the ResoraƟon campaign
as they believe in the spirit of the house and want to be part of
saving the house for future generaƟons.
Rev. John Danner
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