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25 ¢ The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area MAY 10 – 23, 2013 2013, Snook Publications P O Box 617, Everglades City, FL, 34139 Volume VII Issue #185 National Day of Prayer was celebrated on Thursday, May 2, with Mayor Sammy Hamilton, the Sheriff's Office, Ochopee Fire Control District, and past ors of all five local churches taking part. Music was provided by Joe Stem and Mitch Mitchell. Rev. Dr. Bob N. Wallace gave the benediction before the skies really opened up and everyone hurried inside for a light luncheon from the Seafood Depot organized by Dottie Joiner. The event was coordinated by Elaine Middelstaedt who introduced the speakers. FIREWORKS FUND There will be a trophy for the business that collects the most money for the Fireworks Fund so please put your change into the donation box. You can also drop off a check or cash at Everglades City Hall or send your donation to: Everglades Fireworks Fund, P.O.Box 110, Everglades City, FL, 34139. Independence Day Celebrations will be held on Saturday, June 29 TAMIAMI TRAIL 85TH CELEBRATION TIDE TABLE RESTAURANTS CONTENTS Calendar p. 2 FWC p. 8 Events p. 3 Gulf Coast p. 8 School p. 5 Museum News p. 9 Books p. 7 Artists p. 9 ROGG p. 7 Florida Tales p.10 Recipe p. 7 Savannah p.10 Health p. 7 Sheriff’s Report p.10 TIDES & RESTAURANTS p.11 CLASSIFIED p.12 FEATURE: LOCAL HISTORY p. 9 If you have news, photos, announcements, or articles ... email mulletra pp er @g or phone 695-2397.


The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area MAY 10, 2013 email: PAGE 2 June 29: Independence Day Parade and Celebration July 8, 15: Summer Camp July 19: Hot Summer Nights THRIFT SHOP: Thurs, Sat, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm SKATING RINK: Fri, Sat, 7-10 pm DR DEMARTINO: Closed for summer LITTLE GATOR CLINIC: Closed for summer FOOD PANTRY: Sat, 8:30-10:30 am, Community Church AA: Wed, 5:00 pm, Community Church AL-ANON: Thurs, 12 noon, Community Church NA: Sat, 11:30 am, Community Center (Skating Rink) MUSEUM: Tues-Fri, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; Sat, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm SMALLWOOD STORE: Daily, 11 am to 5 pm SHERIFF AT CITY HALL: Office Hours posted on City Hall SHERIFF: 695-2007 CITY HALL: 695-3781 PUBLIC LIBRARY: 695-2511 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: 695-3941 AIRPORT: 695-2778 FAKAHATCHEE: 695-4593 BIG CYPRESS: 695-2000 NATIONAL PARK: 695-3311 CURBSIDE TRASH PICKUP (FRIDGES, WASHING MACHINES, TVS): 252-2380 COLLIER COUNTY: 252-8999 SUN MON TUES WED THURS FRI SAT 5 6 Hour of Prayer Everglades Community Church 7 pm ESHP Mtg Booster Club 7 Blood Mobile 8 Ladies Coffee Island Caf 8 am Collier County Celebrations 9 Lions Club Depot, 5:30 pm new moon 10RAPPER PIP Deadline see p.3 11 911 Fish Fry see p.3 Food Drive see p.3 Hunter Safety Course see p.8 School Prom 12 Happy Mothers’ Day ENP Deadline see p.3 13 Copeland Baptist Church 7 pm OFCD Mtg see p.3 Chamber Mtg 14 15 Crab Season Ends Ladies Coffee City Seafood 8 am 16 US-41 Plan Deadline see p.3 SAC Mtg see p.5 17 Rob Storter Exhibit opens in Orlando see p.9 School Awards see p.5 18 19 Volunteer Event see p.3 20 Hour of Prayer Chokoloskee Church of God 7 pm 21 Reach Out City Hall, 8:30 am 22 Ladies Coffee Island Caf 8 am 23 Chokoloskee Bridge Public Info Meeting see p.3 & insert RAPPER 24 full moon 25 Boat Safety Event see p.3 26 27 Memorial Day Hour of Prayer Holy Family Catholic Church 7 pm 28 29 Ladies Coffee City Seafood 8 am BigC ORVs 30 31 High School Graduation JUNE 1 Artists Deadline see p.9 2 3 Hour of Prayer Everglades Community Church 7 pm 4 5 Ladies Coffee Island Caf 8 am 6 RAPPER 7 new moon 8 MAY 2013


The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area MAY 10, 2013 email: PAGE 3 PIP DEADLINE The public comment period for the MPO draft Public Involvement Plan will close on May 10 The plan identifies federal and state goals, obj ectives, policies, and the process by which the public will have full access and participation in these planning activities. The document may be viewed at or at City Hall. FOOD DRIVE The Postal Service is joining with the National Association of Letter Carriers to help stamp out hunger in America. Customers are asked to leave canned soup, vegetables, pasta, rice or cereal at our local post office on Saturday, May 11. These will be taken to local food banks. Nearly 1.2 billion pounds of food have been collected since 1993. ENP Deadline The deadline for submitting comments on the ENP Draft General Management Plan is May 12. The Draft is available for at: (then go to the “Open for Comment” link). For information, call (305) 242-7700. CAMPGROUNDS SUMMER CLOSURE Beginning Monday, May 13 through August 16 camping will be available at the Midway Campground and the “loop” in the Bear Island Campground. All other established campgrounds operated by Big Cypress National Preserve will be closed. Dispersed camping in the back-country, where allowed, will continue. There is currently a campfire ba n in effect within the Preserve due to fire threat severity. For more information, call 695-1107 or visit US-41 Plan Deadline The FDOT has design plans to expand US-41 from two lanes to six lanes from CR-951 to Joseph Ln and two to four lanes from Joseph to Greenway. There will be a turning lane into St. Finbarr’s if you’re headed west. There are no plans for turning (from the west) onto Trail Ridge Rd (short cut to Walmart). Comment period ends May 16 Contact Project Manager Joe Lauk at (863) 5192251 or email 911 FISH FRY Mayor Sammy Hamilton invites one and all to the 5th Annual Everglades City "Thank you Fish Fry" to honor the members of our EMS, Fire, & Sheriff's Department and the United States Military. This is a community wide fish fry cookout on Saturday, May 11 beginning at 5:00 pm in McLeod Park. For information, call Dottie at 695-3781. VOLUNTEER EVENT In recognition of International Day for Biological Diversity, Everglades National Park is hosting a volunteer event on Sunday, May 19, at Shark Valley. Volunteers will hand pull Syngonium, an exotic plant, and bag it for disposal. They will also be given a talk about the new one-mile long Tamiami Trail Bridge. Volunteers will meet at the Shark Valley Entrance at 8:30 a.m. Please park vehicles in the grass along Highway 41, near the entrance road to the park. Walk towards the Shark Valley Entrance Station to meet the project coordinators. To volunteer, show up or RSVP with Kevin Bowles Mohr at (305) 242-7752. Chokoloskee Bridge Public Information Meeting There will be a public information meeting for the bridge design plans on Thursday, May 23 at the Everglades Community Center from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. See insert for more information. BOATING SAFETY EVENT On Saturday, May 25 the Everglades National Park and U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will be conducting, as a service to the public, complimentary vessel inspections at the Gulf Coast Ranger Station in Everglades City. All who recreate or operate a vessel on the water are invited to come by and take advantage of this opportunity. Inspections will be between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. OCHOPEE FIRE CONTROL DISTRICT 04/23/13: Vehicle Accident, Ochopee 04/23/13: Emergency Medical, Copeland 04/24/13: Emergency Medical, South Blocks 04/24/13: Vehicle Fire, SR 29 and I-75 04/24/13: Emergency Med, 56 Mile Marker I-75 04/25/13: Call Box Activation, 74 MM I-75 04/25/13: Vehicle Accident, Ochopee 04/26/13: Emergency Medical, Copeland 04/27/13: Vehicle Fire, 78 Mile Marker I-75 04/29/13: Vehicle Accident, SR29 & Oil Well Rd 04/29/13: Emergency Medical, Plantation Island 04/29/13: Emergency Medical, Chokoloskee 04/29/13: Brush Fire, South of Chokoloskee 04/30/13: Emergency Medical, Ochopee 04/30/13: Vehicle Fire, Ochopee 04/30/13: Emergency Medical, Everglades City 05/01/13: Emergency Medical, Everglades City 05/02/13: Emergency Medical, Everglades City 05/02/13: Emergency Medical, Ochopee 05/03/13: Vehicle Accident, SR 29 and US 41 05/04/13: Emergency Medical, Everglades City 05/04/13: Vehicle Accident, 80 Mile Marker I-75 05/05/13: Emergency Medical, Copeland 05/05/13: Brush Fire, Copeland 05/06/13: Vehicle Fire, 64 Mile Marker I-75 05/07/13: Emergency Medical, Chokoloskee 05/07/13: Public Assist, Channel Marker 24 05/07/13: Emergency Medical, Everglades City Ochopee Fire Control District Advisory Board will meet Monday, May 13, at Port of the Islands at 4:00 p.m. DOCTOR’S CLINIC Dr. Kirk DeMartino of Marco Island will return to Everglades City to see patients next season. You can visit him in Marco Island by phoning (239) 642-5552 for an appointment. We wish to express our appreciation for his visits here. MOBILE PET VET Dr. Lopez will not be visiting Everglades City until August or September. For more info and appointments in Naples, phone 777-7387 or see Little Gator Clinic The free walk-in clinic for youngsters is closed for the summer. THRIFT SHOP HOURS The Thrift Shop, behind the Fire Station, operated by our neighborhood charity Reach Out, is now open on Thursday and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. PLEASE do not leave donations on the porch when the shop is closed!


The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area MAY 10, 2013 email: PAGE 4 Daily Weekly Monthly Rentals River Wilderness WATERFRONT VILLAS FREE WI-FI SCREEN PORCH CANOES SWIMMING POOL BOAT RAMP DOCK OUTDOOR BBQ 210 Collier Ave. Everglades City, FL 34139 239-695-4499 Triad Seafood Market & Caf Daily 10:30 am – until Full Table Service Stone Crabs Shrimp Conch Crab Cakes Homemade Key Lime Pies Orlo & Pam Hilton (239) 695-2662 “On the River behind the School” O p en 6 am Closing for the season late May – Call 695-2003 for hours Thank y ou f or y our Su pp or! EVERGLADES LIONS CLUB Serving our community with eye and hearing assistance since the 1950's. Call us with your needs. New members welcome. Come join our unique organization. Phone Elaine 695-2695 or email


The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area MAY 10, 2013 email: PAGE 5 SCHOOL NEWS Everglades City School phone: 377-9800 or 695-2561 website: ww Kids of Character Recognition Program The Collier County Police Activity League (PAL) recognized seven students who have been observed displaying exemplary behavior or performing acts of kindness. The ceremony included a pizza party for the entire school. St udents recognized today were : Aulbrey Wooten – 1st grade, Lexie Hendrickson 4th Grade, Emma Brown – 4th Grade, Jesse Goff – 4th Grade, Billi Wells – 4th Grade, Caleb Morris – 8th Grade, & Dylan Lucas – 10th Grade. Photo by Sue Gentry Message from the Principal Dear Parents, Students and Community, This school year is quickly winding down. As I look back I reflect upon the changes, getting to know our students and families and watching our students make gr eat gains, academically and athletically. It has been both an exciting and rewarding time. I feel fortunate to have this opportunity to be at Everglades City School. We will be hosting summer school for the following: Reading and math for grades 2 and 3 Middle school for course recovery End of Course make-up exams for high school students. Please encourage your child to attend. Summer School will be Monday – Thursday, half days from 8:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. As always, feel free to call or stop by with any questions or concerns you may have. Believe Blue! Mr. Spano Fabulous Five who received Sports Awards Salem Louwsma, Cris Steffen, Kristin McMillin, Ana Rold an, and Savannah Oglesby Congratulations to Morgan Daffin, one of the 12 Collier County High School senior recipients of the 24th Annual Winged Foot Scholar-Athlete Award. She will be honored at a banquet on Wednesday, May 22, at 7 p.m. at the Waldorf Astoria in Naples. As a finalist, Morgan will receive $5,000 and is eligible for the $10,000 scholarship. GREAT GATORS for April (not previously reported) Pre-K Alethia Weeks 1st Grade: Kaitlyn House 2nd Grade: Madison Forbes 4th / 5th Grade: Daniel Gibson BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE (BYOD) Collier County Public Schools are offering our students access to computer technology with B YOD. They believe that the tremendous value of technology and the information technology network as an educational resource far outweigh the potential risks, and the understanding of when and how these tools are appropriately and effectively used is imperative in each student’s education. IMPORTANT DATES Fri, May 10 PreK Graduation,10 a.m. Sat, May 11 Prom, 7 p.m. Thurs, May 16 SAC Meeting, Media Ctr, 6 p.m. Fri, May 17 H.S. Academic Awards Seafood Depot, 6 p.m. Mon, May 27 No School, Memorial Day Fri, May 31 Graduation, 7 p.m.


The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area MAY 10, 2013 email: PAGE 6 Tri-County Cooling & Refrigeration, Inc. Sales Service Maintenance CALL ANYTIME 239-253-4860 Licensed CAC 1817126 Your Business Ad Could Be Listed Here Call 695-2397 for Advertising Rates


The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area MAY 10, 2013 email: PAGE 7 Off the Shelf Book Review “Finding Florida” by T. D. Allman reviewed by Marya Repko The sub-title of this book is “The True History of the Sunshine State” which gives you a hint that the author debunks some of the “myths” about our past that have been perpetrated by eminent historians and text books. For example, Andrew Jackson wasn’t really a hero. When he invaded northern Florida before 1821, the Spanish territory was a multi-racial society. White, black, and Indian settlers had equal rights and lived together. Jackson claimed they were crossing the border in to Georgia but, in fact, he was the one who violated territorial space in an attempt to annex Florida for the USA. The author writes about politics in Florida after the Civil War, the story about Ponce de Leon finding the “fountain of youth” in St Augustine (invented as a tourist trap), and how Stephen Foster had never been to Florida when he wrote “Way Down Upon the Swan ee River”. And, of course, he deals with Disney in Orlando. Allman is a respected journalist who has reported from all around the world. In his research for this volume about his home state, he lists numerous sources. “Finding Florida” is available at the ECity branch of Collier County Public Library. UPDATE River Of Grass Greenway (ROGG) A Project Development and Environment (PD&E) study is underway to develop design alternatives (options) for the western segment of the ROGG beginning at San Marco Road (CR92) and extending approximately 15.8 miles to SR29. For more information, please visit the new website or contact FDOT project manager Aaron Kaster at (863) 519-2495 or email Public meetings will be scheduled in the late summer. Recipe for Good Eating Sugar-Free Cookies by Jane Rackley Ingredients: Angel Food Cake Mix cup Diet Orange Soda (Fanta) Topping optional: Coconut flakes or nutmeg Combine in a mixing bowl and beat until well mixed. Drop by the spoonful on parchment paper. Top with coconut flakes or nutmeg if desired. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes (until golden on top). NOTE: These were the delicious cookies served at both the Diamonds of the Everglades Tea and at the Afternoon Tea during the Tamiami Trail Celebration at the Rod & Gun Club. Although titled “sugar free” these cookies taste as sweet as sugar cookies. Try this easy recipe and impress your friends and family! If you have a favorite re cipe to share, please phone or email us. Patty Huff Health, Wellness, and Green Living by Shannon Snyder Growing and Using Herbs I have never had much of a green thumb. I have killed more plants than I care to admit. Herbs, however, are another story. I have had such a good experience growing herbs and have had so much fun planting them with my kids and watching them grow. I now have a list of four favorites that I grow and use every day in my cooking. These are all easy to grow, and have many different uses. Rosemary Rosemary is a hearty herb that can grow year round and loves lots of sun. It is extremely easy to grow and share with others. You can actually trim off a piece and re-plant it and another rosemary plant will grow! Rosemary goes great with potatoes, and is delicious in fresh baked bread. Dill Dill is a delicate looking herb with a wonderful lemony flavor. It also enjoys lots of sun and can grow year round. This easy to maintain herb comes back in my garden frequently as a volunteer from the season before when it dr ops its seeds. It doesn't need much space either and can be grown in a pot or in the ground. Dill is delicious in egg dishes or on salmon mixed with melted butter. Basil Basil is a popular herb commonly associated with Italian Cooking. Again, like the other herbs, basil enjoys plenty of sun. I find it needs a good bit of water and grows well in pots. Basil is really best when it is picked fresh and used immediately. It does not like to be refrigerated so when you harvest basil just cut what you need. I always cut the whole stem and place what I don't use in water and it will keep for several days. A sprinkle of fresh, chopped basil over pasta makes all the difference. I also put it in my water with slices of cucumber and it is very refreshing. Mint Mint is a wonderful herb that makes a great ground cover in a small garden. It grows quickly and enjoys a mixture of sun and shade. I grow mint almost all year, except in the late summer when the heat and rain seem to be too much for it. I use mint in salads, in vegetable dishes like peas with mint and lime zest, and love it in water and lemonade. Growing herbs is a great way to introduce yourself to gardening and growing delicious healthy foods for you and your family. Shannon Snyder lives in Everglades City with her husband Billy, their two sons and their dog Ruby. She is the owner of Driftwood Spa offering massage therapy and spa services (closed for the summer).


The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area MAY 10, 2013 email: PAGE 8 FWC News -----------------------------------Celebrate Mother’s Day at ‘Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!’ Women are invited to explore the next “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” seminar May 10-12 at the Pirates Cove Resort & Marina, 4307 SE Bayview St. in Stuart. To learn more, call (954) 475-9068, email or visit -----------------------------------Tarpon DNA Challenge The FWC and the Florida Guides Association have teamed up to bring The FGA/FWC Spirit of Tarpon DNA Sampling Challenge back. The goal is to encourage anglers to support the Tarpon Genetic Recapture Study by collecting DNA samples from the tarpon they catch. Scientists use the DNA samples as genetic "fingerprints" to track and study tarpon. Anglers who would like to participate in the challenge can obtain a free, easy-to-use tarpon DNA sampling kit, call (800) 367-4461 or email For more information on the research, visit: pon/genetics For more info on the challenge, visit -----------------------------------Hunter Safety Course The FWC will host a free hunter safety course on Saturday, May 11 from 8 am to 2 pm and Sunday, May 12 from 8 am to 10:30 a.m. Attendance on both days is required for certification. Participants must successfully complete the online portion of the course prior to attending and bring the final Web report to the FWC course on May 11. It does not have to be notarized. Classes both days are at the North Naples Fire District, 1885 Veterans Park Drive in Naples. Participants can sign up at or by calling the FWC’s South Region Office at (561) 625-5122. -----------------------------------For wildlife info and regulations, see Wildlife Alert Hotline: 888-404-FWCC (3922) Angler Tag Return: 800-367-4461 Living Gulf Coast by Charles Sobczak (Excerpt from The Living Gulf Coast available at the Chamber Welcome Center and the Big Cypress Swamp Visitor Center) Opossum ( Didelphis virginiana ) Nicknames: Virginia opossum, common opossum, ’possum / Status: FL=stable, IUCN=LC / Life span: to 7 years / Length: 15-20 in., not including the tail (38-51 cm) / Weight: 9-13 lb (4-6 kg) / Reproduces: does not establish a nest but tends to wander, carrying the young along, raising two litters yearly, with up to 10 tiny opossums in each litter / Found: All Counties, coastal, near coast, inland. North America’s only marsupial, the opossum, along with the armadillo, is a fairly recent immigrant to Sani bel and Captiva. Unknow n to either island before the building of the causeway in 1963, both the opossum and the armadillo are widely believed to have hitchhiked to the island in the root balls of large ornamentals such as royal and Canary date palms. However it got here, the opossum is now firmly established on the islands and represents an animal that has done extremely well by hanging onto the coattails of the world’s most invasive species, Homo sapiens The opossum is a native of South America, migrating into North America more than 2 million years ago over the Isthmus of Panama. Around the early 1600s, when the first European settlers were arriving in the northeastern United States, the opossum’s range extended only as far north as Virginia, but it has since dramatically expanded. This is in large part a result of the animal’s ability to adapt to the changes humans make to the environment and to increasingly moderate winters (i.e., climate change—which is also a ttributed to human activity). In 1608, Captain John Smith, upon discovering this unusual animal, described it as such: “An Opassom hath an head like a Swine, and a taile like a Rat, and is the bignes of a Cat. Under her belly she hath a bagge, wher ein she lodgeth, carrieth, and sucketh her young.” Unknown in Europe, the opossum was such a curiosity that in the early 1500s the explorer Pinzn brought one back to present to the Spanish court of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella. The royals were amazed to find a creature that raised its young in a pouch and had 13 teats and a prehensile tail. Becau se the opossum also came with a foul odor— secreted involuntarily from its s cent glands whenever it “plays ’possum,” or pretends to be dead—it quickly fell out of favor with the royal court. There are more than 75 species of opossum in the New World, but only one of these, the common opossum, has made it to North America. The rest range from southern Chile to Central America and vary in size from the tiny Formosan mouse opossum, weighing less than an ounce, to the largest member of the family, the Virginia opossum, which now thrives on Sanibel and Captiva. There are aquatic opossums, tree-dwelling opossums, and shrew opossums. Although of the same order ( Marsupialia ) as the kangaroo and koala bear, the opossum is not directly related to the Australian orders of marsupials. Various opossum species have been introduced into New Zealand, where the invasive bushy-tailed opossum now numbers more than 60 million. The opossum is not considered a very intelligent creature, having a brain size roughly six times smaller than a similar-size raccoon. It has a good sense of hearing and an acute sense of smell but relatively poor eyesight. Oddly enough, the opossum has more teeth (50) than any other mammal in North America. An omnivore, the opossum will eat just about anything, including garbage, carrion, frogs, snakes (the opossum is immune to rattlesnake and cottonmouth bites!), small mammals, worms, fruit, insects, and grubs. It should never be fed or handled, as it is capable of inflicting a painful bite. The wild opossum seldom lives beyond two years. It is heavily preyed upon by owls, bobcats, hawks, panthers, raccoons, dogs, coyotes, and foxes. Because it is slow moving and nocturnal, its single largest source of mo rtality today is deadly encounters with vehicles. It tends to freeze when approached by an automobile and will sometimes play dead as the car gets closer, never a good choice to make. Charles Sobczak lives and writes on Sanibel Island. To find out more about the author and his books, visit


The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area MAY 10, 2013 email: PAGE 9 LOCAL HISTORY GLENELLEN WOODWARD If you went to ECity High School between 1968 and 1970, you’ll remember the Home-Economics teacher, Glenellen Woodward. Although she lived on Marco Island, she travelled down here and made many friends. Unfortunately, she pa ssed away on May 2, aged 85, with family at her side. She had first visited Marco in 1952 when she and her husband Art were driving around Florida and camped on the beach there. They returned in 1967 and decided to move as soon as one of them found a job, which she did in ECity School. Art (who passed away in 2006) started his law practice on Marco and she joined as office manager after teaching at Naples High and Lely High. Her interests included family history about which she wrote. She is survived by twin sons Mark and Craig plus numerous other relatives. Craig often visits in ECity, where he owns a second home, with his wife Bonnie and is active in local historical preservation. As Craig has written, “Glenellen was a warm-hearted, gentle soul, but also a strong woman who never stopped learning.” If you can identify the girls in this photo supplied by her son Craig, please let us know. MUSEUM NEWS The Mennello Museum in Orlando will be the first venue to showcase a new exhibition based on the memoirs of Rob Storter (18941987), which were published in 2000 as the book “Crackers in the Glade.” Rob came from a family of early settlers in the small village of Everglade. He was a self-taught artist and sketched pictures of his rural lifestyle and environment and annotated them with stories, often bemoaning the wilderness that was being lost to development. This exhibit will be held from May 17, 2013, through January 5, 2014. If you’re in the Orlando area during this time period, be sure to stop and see this exhibit. The Mennello Museum of American Art is located at 900 East Princeton Street (between I-4 and US17-92) and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday noon to 4:30 p.m. The Museum is closed on Monday and major holidays. Telephone (407) 246-4278 for more information or visit website This traveling exhibit was organized by the Friends of the Museum of the Everglades and the Collier County Museum in Naples. The Friends of the Museum who sponsored the 85th Anniversary of the Opening of the Tamiami Trail would like to express a sp ecial thank you to Mayor Sammy Hamilton, Dottie Joiner and the workers of the City of Everglades City; to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office; to Jim Webb at Win-Car Hardware and Jimmy Brewer for organizing the parade participants; to all the parade participants and dignitaries who attended; to Pastor Dantin, Glenna Potter, Ron Jamro, the Sailor Children’s Circus, the Barron Collier High School drum-line band, Joe Stem and Mitch Mitchell; Everglades Seafood Depot, Sons of the Confederacy; to Helen Bryan for organizing the storytelling: Dorothy Ann Miller, Arita Parker, Don Barton, Barbara Da niels, Jimmy Brewer and Doug House; our volunteers Jane Rackley, Lou Ann Tankersley, Annie Mitchell, Vicky Wells and Linda Walfield, H.C. Rackley and Jim Tankersley; Marya Repko and the Everglades Society for Historic Preservation for the movie & popcorn; and to Sunny Burke who volunteered at the Museum during the entire event. The Museum of the Everglades is open Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is no admission fee, but donations are welcome. If you want to join the Friends, contact Helen at 695-3298 or see the FME website ( where you can download a form to send with your check. Now that winter visitors are gone, the Museum needs volunteers to greet visitors at the front desk. You don’t need to be an expert – just have a friendly smile. For information, stop in and talk to Martha or phone her at 695-0008. June 1 Deadline for Artists The Everglades National Park Artist in Residence in Everglades (AIRIE) is now accepting applications for mont h-long residencies in Everglades National Park for visual and performing artists, writers, and composers. The program offers artists the opportunity to live and work in this unique environment for a month at a time. An application can be accessed at the ENP’s AIRIE page under “How to Apply to AIRIE” link: More information about the program, including 2013 artists, can be found at or you may email if you have any questions.


The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area MAY 10, 2013 email: PAGE 10 Florida Tales “Southwest Mounted Patrolmen on the Tamiami Trail” by Chester Keene When the Tamiami Trail was completed, along with it came some rules to be followed. Graham Copeland was the Commanding Officer in charge. Mr. Copeland also had a link to Collier County and its future. Some of the first orders issued were to bring about recognition to his Mounted Motorc ycle Patrolmen who patrolled the newly opened Trail. It was quickly becoming famous to tourist that vacationed down here during the season. Some of the orders issued were: Be courteous and polite, but carry out you duties and orders issued to you. Do not stop anyone driving up to 50 MPH, but anyone driving over 60 MPH, a $25.00 bond will be required or taken to Everglades City. The procedure to set up a roadblock with a motorcycle was to put your cycle across one lane and get off and lay on the side of the trail. Then step out in front of the car with weapon drawn and stop the vehicle. This was told the way one officer Bill Weaver did his. Onetime one suspect did not stop and he fired upon it. Needless to say he missed because it kept going maybe a car full of smuggled rum from the islands headed inland. Also allow fishing along the canals but not on the bridges. Allow no signs to be tacked along the Trail without the owner’s permission, but make no arrest. There will be no shooting along th e Trail. Several other orders were giving but these were just a few. Pictured is a Southwest Mounted Patrolman in his uniform. Photo courtesy of Florida State Archives Chester Keene is a retired law enforcement officer and Florida native. He retains the copyright to this article. From Savannah’s Eyes Mother's day is coming up soon, and I just wanted to talk about my mother a little bit in honor of the holiday. My mom (Rudy Oglesby) is the best mother in the whole world to me! She is always asking me how was my day when I get home from school, makes me anything I want to eat when I get home or anytime of the day, and loves me so very much. I can talk to her about anything I want, and she is always there for me whether I'm having the most amazing day ever or either the worst of days. She always tells me "I love you to the moon and back" and it’s become our saying to each other. And it's quite funny because now there are shirts and jewelry that actually have that saying! So when she saw a ring that said it she immediately bought it for me to wear; I wear it every day an d never take it off (with the exception of having to take it off for sports). I love to have a mother whom I can call my best friend. Hope all the mothers (including mine) have an amazing Mother's day, because you all deserve it after all the things you do for your family and children. Prom is coming up, and I am so excited! I bought a long violet dress that looks gorgeous on! My friend Trevor and I went to the mall in Miami to find a dress and after trying on dozens of dresses from big and poufy to slender and elegant, we finally found ours. Our prom is going to be held at the Naples Beach Club on Saturday, May 11. The theme this year is "Candy Land" and I definitely have the dress to match the theme. I am so thrilled and eager to go to my first prom that I want it to be here already! But it's going to be here before I know it and gone, too, so I am going to live it up! Geared up for prom and Happy Mother's day! Love, Savannah Savannah Oglesby is a student in the 10th grade at Everglades City School and a regular contributor to this paper. SHERIFF’S REPORT The Sheriff’s Office reported that sometime between the night of Friday, April 26, and the next morning fishing rods were taken from two boats at the same location on Collier Avenue North. Please remember not to leave un attended fishing equipment in boats. This type of property is an easy target for would-be thieves. Also, remember to help us keep our neighborhoods safe by reporting any suspicious activity immediate to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office at 252-9300 or in emergencies by dialing 911. Don’t let yourself become an easy victim – always remember to lock your doors. HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH Holy Family Catholic Church will not be offering Mass during the summer months. The closest parishes are St. Finbarr, just east of 951 on US41, and San Marco Catholic Church on Marco Island. Prayer Service on selected Monday nights will still be held at Holy Family ( see calendar on page 2)


The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area MAY 10, 2013 email: PAGE 11 EVERGLADES CITY Lat: 25.87N Long: 81.37W see for weather and for storms Everglades Area Hot Lines Narcotics Anonymous (NA) 239-216-1208 Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 313-530-3395 AlAnon 239-263-5907 12-Step Meeting Schedules are available in City Hall and Chokoloskee Post Office VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Greet Visitors in the Museum Meet people from around the corner or around the world! Phone Martha 695-0008. RESTAURANTS Camellia Street Grill (695-2003): 12 noon – 9 p.m. daily Closing for the season late May Call for hours City Seafood (695-4700): 6:00 am – 6:00 pm; daily Fish Market also open Everglades Seafood Depot (695-0075): 10:30 am 10:00 pm; daily Glades Haven Deli (695-2091): 6:00 am – 9:00 pm; daily Havana Caf (695-2214): Closed for the season Island Caf (695-0003): 6:00 am – 9:00 pm; daily Ivey House (695-3299): 6:30 – 9:30 am; daily Continental breakfast, box lunches Joanie’s Blue Crab Caf (695-2682): 11:00 am – 4:00 pm; Thurs thru Mon Oyster House Restaurant (695-2073): 11:00 am – 9:00 pm; Sun thru Thurs 11:00 am – 10:00 pm; Fri, Sat Rod & Gun (695-2101): 11:30 am 9:00 pm; daily Subway at Gator Express (695-3937): 7:00 am – 7:00 pm; daily $5 specials Susie’s Station (695-2273): 11:00 am 5:00 pm; daily The Catch at Port of the Islands Closed for th e summer season Triad Seafood (695-2662): 10:30 am (call for hours); daily Fish Market also open Right Choice Supermarket (695-4535): 9:00 am – 7:00 pm, daily Summer hours Grimm’s Stone Crab (695-3222): 8:00 am – 5 pm, Mon-Sat Closing end of Crab Season (5/16) Loco’s Fresh Produce (239-462-7050): 7:00 am 4:00 pm; Friday ECity Post Office parking lot =============================== NOTE: Camellia Street Grill and Triad Seafood will be staying open longer this year. Loco’s Produce will come to ECity with fruit and vegetables only on Friday. Birthday for Lincoln Frost! Bea said “It was a wonderful party with family of our sons and their mates and his sons by choice, 17 of us He had a sign in the frame on the back of his power chair that said....I made it at last to 101!” The historical house demolished April 25 was the home of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel McLeod, the Mayor of the town and the City of Everglades until 1959. Eventually, another home is to be built in the “Everglades City” style. Mrs. McLeod’s parakeet “Cheri” is buried in the median across the street. Thomas Ace Mitchell, born March 5, 2013, at 8 lbs. 6 oz. Proud parents Wesley and Shannon Mitchell, sisters Aria and Kimberly, grandparents Tom & Betty Campbell and Tommy & Angie Mitchell. TIDES FOR BARRON RIVER Lat: 25.87N Long: 81.37W http://TIDESANDCURRENTS.NOAA.GOV 05/10 Fri 03:53am 2.3 H 05/10 Fri 10:33am 0.7 L 05/10 Fri 03:01pm 3.0 H 05/10 Fri 11:14pm -0.2 L 05/11 Sat 04:30am 2.3 H 05/11 Sat 11:06am 0.7 L 05/11 Sat 03:30pm 3.0 H 05/11 Sat 11:52pm -0.2 L 05/12 Sun 05:12am 2.3 H 05/12 Sun 11:38am 0.8 L 05/12 Sun 04:00pm 2.9 H 05/13 Mon 12:30am -0.1 L 05/13 Mon 05:58am 2.2 H 05/13 Mon 12:08pm 0.8 L 05/13 Mon 04:32pm 2.8 H 05/14 Tue 01:10am -0.1 L 05/14 Tue 06:49am 2.2 H 05/14 Tue 12:41pm 0.8 L 05/14 Tue 05:09pm 2.7 H 05/15 Wed 01:54am 0.0 L 05/15 Wed 07:42am 2.2 H 05/15 Wed 01:25pm 0.9 L 05/15 Wed 05:57pm 2.5 H 05/16 Thu 02:42am 0.1 L 05/16 Thu 08:35am 2.2 H 05/16 Thu 02:35pm 0.9 L 05/16 Thu 07:09pm 2.3 H 05/17 Fri 03:37am 0.2 L 05/17 Fri 09:28am 2.3 H 05/17 Fri 04:07pm 0.8 L 05/17 Fri 08:43pm 2.2 H 05/18 Sat 04:35am 0.3 L 05/18 Sat 10:18am 2.4 H 05/18 Sat 05:22pm 0.7 L 05/18 Sat 10:07pm 2.1 H 05/19 Sun 05:30am 0.4 L 05/19 Sun 11:05am 2.5 H 05/19 Sun 06:21pm 0.5 L 05/19 Sun 11:23pm 2.2 H 05/20 Mon 06:22am 0.4 L 05/20 Mon 11:46am 2.6 H 05/20 Mon 07:12pm 0.3 L 05/21 Tue 12:28am 2.3 H 05/21 Tue 07:10am 0.5 L 05/21 Tue 12:23pm 2.8 H 05/21 Tue 08:01pm 0.1 L 05/22 Wed 01:25am 2.4 H 05/22 Wed 07:57am 0.6 L 05/22 Wed 12:58pm 3.0 H 05/22 Wed 08:48pm -0.2 L 05/23 Thu 02:16am 2.5 H 05/23 Thu 08:43am 0.6 L 05/23 Thu 01:32pm 3.2 H 05/23 Thu 09:35pm -0.4 L


The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area MAY 10, 2013 email: PAGE 12 SNOOK CLASSIFIEDS -----------------------------------------------------------REAL ESTATE FOR SALE ------Panoramic views of Chokoloskee Bay from this 3-bed, 2-bath home. Deeded waterfront, open floor plan, high ceilings, terrific kitchen. 2 storage rooms for fishing/hobby equipment. $1,100,000. ------Perfect getaway spot in Everglades City. Fish, kayak, bird watch or boat to your heart's content when you buy this great 2-bed, 2-bath condo located on Lake Placid in Everglades City! Beautiful views of the lake. Offered at $179,900. -------Motorhome site for sale in luxurious Outdoor Resorts in Chokoloskee. Deeded dock & lift included. Go rgeous views of Chokoloskee Bay. 40' Tr avel Supreme Fifth Wheel may be purchased separately. Outdoor Resorts has 3 pools & hot tubs, 2 tennis courts, exercise room. Only 30 minutes to Marco Island or Naples. Offered at $280,000. ------Duplex in Chokoloskee rent out one level & use the other yourself. Terrific location, deeded waterfront with dock & boat lift. Lower level has been completely renovated. Each level has 2 bedrooms/2 bathrooms. Good rental income and motorhome hook-up, too. Offered at $349,900. For all of the above, call Bonnie Woodward, Keller Williams Realty, 239-860-6369. -----------------------------------------------------------FOR SALE BY OWNER: Lot on canal behind P.O. in Chokoloskee. Call (561) 6226011 or ----------------------------------------------------------DEEDED DOCK FOR SALE Captains Table Dock #11 includes membership to Club, boat ramp, and use of pool. $18,500. For info, call (954) 662-7003. -----------------------------------------------------------SNOOK CLASSIFIEDS only $10/issue phone 695-2397 or email us at JOBS & SERVICES -------------------------------------------------Year–Round Jobs: Camp Staff in nearby Ochopee. Drug/Background screens/H.S. or GED required. Send re sumes to or call 695-1001 for info. -----------------------------------------------Notary Public Services Denise Johnson, By Appointment 308 Storter Ave South Everglades City, 239-465-1580 -----------------------------------------------Job Wanted: Pressure cleaning homes, boats, RV, store fronts, etc. Call Justin at 695-5930. -------------------------------------------------WANTED : Automotive Window Tinter Certain Requirements Apply. Call 695-3667. -------------------------------------------------Part-Time Position Port of the Islands Everglades Adventure Resort is looking for a parttime team member for their Guest Services department! Please see website for a full job description. Resumes cannot be substituted for the online application but may be included with completed application. -------------------------------------------------PUT YOUR JOB ADS IN THE RAPPER no char g e! p hone us at 695-2397 The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area PUBLISHER Patricia A. Huff, Snook Publications P O Box 617, Everglades City, FL, 34139 (239) 695-2397, EDITORS Patty Huff & Marya Repko CONTRIBUTORS Helen Bryan, Chester Keene, Elaine Middelstaedt, Savannah Oglesby, Melissa Owen, Charles Sboczak, Shannon Snyder PRODUCTION layout: Marya Repko, printing: Hinson Studios PUBLISHER’S STATEMENT We aim to provide local news of interest to the extended community of Everglades City, Chokoloskee, Plantation Island, Lee Cypress, Copeland, Jerome, and Ochopee. We strive to present the facts accurately with no political bias or personal opinion. The views expressed in signed articles are not necessarily those of the editors or publisher. SUBSCRIPTION RATES 25¢ per issue or $38 per year by US Post 2013, Snook Publications. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without prior permission. SNOOK CLASSIFIEDS -----------------------------------------------------------FABULOUS HOME ONE OF A KIND Beech Mountain, NC 239 695 2645 FOR SALE: Volkswagen Jetta 2002 for $1,500.00. Call (239) 695-3525. ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTIONS date _______________________ Please make check payable to “Snook Publications” and send to Snook Publications, P O Box 617, Everglades City, FL, 34139 ___ The MULLET RAPPER by post ($38) ___ The MULLET RAPPER by email ($10) NAME ___________________________________________ EMAIL _______________________________________________ STREET / P.O.BOX: ALTERNATE ADDRESS _________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ CITY ____________________________________________ CITY _________________________________________________ STATE ________ ZIP ____________________________ STATE _________ ZIP _________________________________ MONTHS AT ALTERNATE ADDRESS __JAN __FEB __MAR __APR __MAY __JUN __JUL __AUG __SEP __OCT __NOV __DEC 5/10/12 PET PICS Sugar & Spice relaxing in their North Carolina summer home with owners Mike & Kathy Watkins. Send us your Pet Pics by email or post. See the Rapper in full color! Visit our website.