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email: PAGE 1 25 ¢ The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area SEPTEMBER 26 – OCTOBER 9, 2014 2014, Snook Publications P O Box 617, Everglades City, FL, 34139 Volume VIII Issue #220 CHRIS AMMERMAN TO RETIRE After 34 years of service, United States Postmaster Chris Ammerman will be retiring from her 14-year position at the Chokoloskee Post Offi ce. Chris has been a mainstay at this office. She has been “the” person to go to for all kinds of advice and help. For many years she served as President of our local charitable organization “Reach Out” where she helped so many people. As Postmaster, Chris is a professional; she has a wealth of information about policy and procedure and will be greatly missed. Chris will be honored at a luncheon on Tuesday, September 30, at noon in the Jinkins Fellowship Hall at Everglades Commun ity Church. Please come join us in recognizing Chris. Blessing of the Fleet Come join the communi ty in the annual Blessing of the Fleet on Saturday, September 27. Activities begin at 1 p.m. at the historic Rod & Gun Club on the Barron River. There will be arts & crafts booths, music, and a frog-jumping contest and face painting for the kiddies before local pastors bless each boat at 2 p.m. after which the contest results are announced. One traditional highlight is the Coconut Guava Cake Baking Contest with a prize of $100 to the winner. Recipes for this local specialty have been handed down over the years and remain family secrets. New events this year are a Stone Crab Art Contest for youngsters and a Stone Crab Story Contest for Middle and High School students. The winners of the art contest will have their pictures hung in the Museum of the Everglades during the month of October. The authors of the story contest will receive two free movie tickets with lunch, and their articles will be printed the The Mullet Rapper For more information about the event, phone Tod at (239) 260-4577 or follow us on FaceBook. This annual celebration is organized and sponsored by the Everglades Society for Historic Preservation (see website National Estuaries Day at Rookery Bay! Saturday, September 27 10:00 – 3:00 p.m. The annual Rooker y Bay celebration aims to recognize th e importance of the habitat where rivers meet the sea. Rookery Bay's event will include boat tours, introductory kayaking trips, free paddle boarding on Henderson Creek, marine critter touch tank and other live animal presentations. Smokey Bear will also be on site that day, and the Reserve’s prescribed fire program will have a hose demonstration for kids and fire truck on site. Additionally, there will be games and crafts for children, behind-the-scenes tours of the science labs, films, food and more. A special art exhibition by marine life artist Guy Harvey will be on display in the gallery and merchandise will be available for purchase in the nature store. Visit for more information or call (239) 417-6310. NPS Free Entrance Days The National Parks are even better when it's free (this includes Shark Valley)! Take advantage of the last “fee free” days for 2014. Free Admission on September 27 (National Public Lands Day) and November 11 (Veterans Day). For more information, visit website TIDE TABLE RESTAURANTS CONTENTS Calendar p. 2 Gulf Coast p. 8 Events p. 3 Sheriff’s Report p. 9 School p. 5 Museum p. 9 Recipe p. 7 Book Review p. 9 Health p. 7 Florida Tales p.10 Fishing p. 8 Savannah p.10 Parks p. 8 Obituaries p.11 TIDES & RESTAURANTS p.11 CLASSIFIED p.12 FEATURE: PROTECT OUR BEES, p. 7 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 SEPTEMBER 26, 2014 email: PAGE 2 Oct 26-Nov 1: Early Voting Oct 31: Halloween Party Nov 4: General Election Nov 21: ESHP Talk Dec 6 : Swamp Heritage Fest THRIFT SHOP: Sat, 11 am – 3 pm SKATING RINK: Fri, Sat, 7-10 pm DR DEMARTINO: TBA LITTLE GATOR CLINIC: TBA FOOD PANTRY: Sat, 8:30 to 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) VA SUPPORT: Alternate Fridays; 10 am WEIGHT LOSS: Tues, 5 to 6 pm, Community Church MUSEUM: Mon – Sat, 9 am to 4 pm SMALLWOOD STORE: Daily, 11 am to 4 pm CARNESTOWN Recycle and Trash: 2nd Sat, 9 am to 1 pm SHERIFF AT CITY HALL: 1st Tuesday (4:30-5:30 pm), other Tuesdays (10-11 am) POST OFFICE HOURS: Everglades City 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 4:30 p.m.; Sat: outside pick-up 3:30 p.m. ; Chokoloskee 9 a.m. to 12 noon; 1 to 3 p.m. Sat: outside pick-up 3:30 pm; Ochopee 8 to 10 a.m.; 12 noon to 4 p.m. Sat: Open for service 10 to 11:30 a.m. SHERIFF: 252-9300 CITY HALL: 695-3781 PUBLIC LIBRARY: 695-2511 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: 695-3941 AIRPORT: 695-2778 FAKAHATCHEE: 695-4593 BIG CYPRESS: 695-2000 EVG NATIONAL PARK: 695-3311 CURBSIDE TRASH PICKUP (FRIDGES, WASHING MACHINES, TVS): 252-2380 COLLIER COUNTYGOV’T: 252-8999 SUN MON TUES WED THURS FRI SAT 21 Sales Tax Holiday 22 Hour of Prayer Everglades Community Church, 7 pm 23 new moon 24Ladies Coffee City Seafood 8 am 25 Early School Release RAPPER 26 VA Support see p.3 27 Blessing of Crab Fleet see p.1 NPS Fee Free see p.1 Estuaries Day see p.1 28 29 Hour of Prayer Copeland Baptist Church, 7 pm 30 Luncheon Party for Chris Ammerman see p.1 OCT 1 Ladies Coffee Island Caf 8 am Comment Deadline see p.3 2 3 4 Museum Artist Reception see p.9 5 6 Hour of Prayer Chokoloskee Church of God, 7 pm ESHP Mtg Voter Registration see p.3 7 FME Meeting see p.9 Congressional Aide Visit City Council see p.3 full moon 8 Ladies Coffee City Seafood 8 am CCSO Event see p.3 9 Lions Club see p.3 RAPPER 10 VA Support see p.3 11 Fish Fry see p.3 12 13 OFCD Advisory Meeting see p.3 Hour of Prayer Holy Family Catholic Church 7 pm 14 15 Ladies Coffee Island Caf 8 am 16 Early School Release SAC Meeting see p.5 17 No School 18 19 20 Hour of Prayer Everglades Community Church, 7 pm 21 22 Ladies Coffee Sweet Mayberry’s Caf 8 am 23 Early Voting see p.3 RAPPER 24 Early Voting see p.3 VA Support see p.3 25 Early Voting see p.3 SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER


The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area SEPTEMBER 26, 2014 email: PAGE 3 Coast Guard Seeks Comment on Proposed Removal of Backcountry Markers The U. S. Coast Guard has a proposal that could affect the way boaters navigate the backcountry in Everglades National Park. The Coast Guard may remove several dozen Aids to Navigation that guide boaters from Coot Bay through Whitewater Bay to the Little Shark River. In addition, the proposed action would transfer ownership of some markers in Florida Bay to the park. Many of the 44 markers from Coot Bay to Little Shark River are in bad condition and could pose a hazard if not replaced or removed, park officials say. Critics of the proposal say loss of the markers would limit public access to the backcountry and pose a safety threat for park visitors. All comments should be sent to with Everglades National Park in the subject line. The dead line to comment is October 1 Comments can be mailed to Commander (DPW), Seventh Coast Guard District, 909 SE 1st Avenue (STE 406) Brickell Federal Plaza Bldg Miami FL 33131. CONGRESSIONAL AIDE Enrique Padron will be meeting with constituents in Everglades City from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in City Hall on Tuesday, October 7. Come greet our aide to Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart. To schedule an appointment, telephone 348-1620. CITY COUNCIL MEETING The next meeting of City Council members will be at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 7 in City Hall. Anyone wishing to speak will need to sign up before the meeting. ORV MEETING The October ORV Advisory Committee meeting for Big Cypress National Preserve has been cancelled. For more details go online to or telephone 695-1107. Congratulations to Ron and Dot Goldsmith who celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on September 15 at Everglades Community Church. VOTER REGISTRATION If you want to vote in the General Election on November 4 or during Early Voting October 23 through November 1 and you are not already registered to vote, you must do so by Monday, October 6. For info, call 252-8683 or visit for application forms or pick up in City Hall. CCSO Safe Communities Celebrate your safe community with the Collier Sheriff’s Office in celebrating the fight against crime by hosting a free event which brings neighborhoods, communities, businesses, and law enforcement together. On Wednesday, October 8 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, at McLeod Park CCSO deputies will be joined by representatives from the National Park Service, Emergency Management, EMS, Ochopee Fire Department, Collier County Code Enforcement, Drug Free Collier, Everglades Lion’s Club, Chokoloskee Youth Group, and the Kowiachobee Animal Preserve. There will be a bounce house, a rock wall, the DARE car, and refreshments. Community Fish Fry Saturday, October 11 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. McLeod Park Ladies Ministry Church of God $10 Adults $5 Children Call Hazel at 695-4566 for information ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ OCHOPEE FIRE CONTROL DISTRICT 09/08/14: Emergency Medical, Copeland 09/08/14: Vehicle Accident, 80 MM I-75 09/09/14: Vehicle Accident, Copeland 09/09/14: Public Assist, Port of the Islands 09/10/14: Vehicle Accident, 52 MM I-75 09/11/14: Emergency Med, Port of Islands 09/11/14: Fire Alarm (Mutual Aid), Marco Is 09/11/14: Emergency Medical, 62 MM I-75 09/11/14: Emergency Med, Everglades City 09/13/14: Emergency Med, Everglades City 09/13/14: Vehicle Accident, I-75 and SR 29 09/14/14: Emerg. Med (Mutual Aid), Marco Is 09/15/14: Fire Alarm (Mutual Aid), Marco Is The next meeting of the OFCD Advisory Committee will be held on Tuesday, October 13, at 4 pm at the Fire Chief Office at Everglades City Fire Station, 201 Buckner Avenue in Everglades City. DOCTOR’S CLINIC Dr. Kirk DeMartino’s clinic in Everglades City is closed until later in the fall. Call (239) 642-5552 for appointments in Marco Island. THRIFT SHOP The Thrift Shop, located behind the Fire Station, is open every Saturday from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Please do not leave donations on the porch! SHELTER FOR ABUSED WOMEN & CHILDREN If you are in an abusive relationship, call the 24-hr crisis line: 775-1101 or TTY (239) 775-4265; the Shelter provides all services free of charge. Visit for more info. Veterans Support Group Meetings are held every other Friday at 10 a.m.: Sept 26, Oct 10 and Oct 24. Veterans and family members of veterans meet in the Jinkins Fellowship Hall behind the Everglades Community Church. Please join us & thank you for your service! LIONS CLUB The Everglades Lions Club meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the Oyster House Restaurant. Dinner from the menu will follow a brief business meeting. The Lions Club is an international non-profit which focuses on eye and ear health as well as diabetes. For info, call Vicky Wells at 695-2660.


The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area SEPTEMBER 26, 2014 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 WANT ED CASH REWARD Antique & Used Fishing Tackle Buy & Sell – Reels, Wood Rods, Lures, Fish Mounts, Tackle Boxes, Fly Rods & Reels, Gaffs, Fighting Chairs, Nets, Nautical Items Old Rod & Reel Collector 239.695.4288 O p en 6 am Hardware Unusual Gifts Marine Supplies T Shirts Knives – Apparel Tackle Caps WIN-CAR, INC. TrueValue. 209 N. Collier Ave. Carolyn Thompson and Suzan Griffis Post Office Box 247 (239) 695 3201 Everglades City, FL 34139 Fax: (239) 659 3344 Email: MUSEUM OF THE EVERGLADES 105 West Broadway, Everglades City OPEN: Monday – Saturday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (239) 695-0008 THANK YOU for your support! See you in October! Sweet Mayberry’s Caf & Gelato (with WiFi) Re-opening October 9 Special Coffee, Organic Teas, Lunch Belgium Waffles, Cakes, and more 239-695-0092 Re-opening October 15


The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area SEPTEMBER 26, 2014 email: PAGE 5 IMPORTANT DATES Thurs, Sept 25 Early Dismissal Thurs, Oct 16 Early Dismissal, SAC Mtg, 6 pm Friday, Oct 17 No School / Teacher Plan Day Friday, Oct 31 No School / Hurricane Make-up Date SCHOOL NEWS Everglades City School phone: 377-9800 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ TAYLOR’S CORNER We have been busy at school this month! We learned about the scientific method by doing a science experiment with soda and mentos candy. We used lots of different kinds of soda to see which one would shoot the highest when the candy was dropped in. Root beer went the highest; it went 8 feet! Then, we did other cool experiments but with electricity. Big thanks to my two new teachers Mrs. Whitcomb and Mr. Zuk. They are awesome and fun and have helped us so much already this year! The blessing of the stone crab fleet is coming up on September 27. I can’t wait for the frog jump ing contest! This year I’m going to go out and catch my own frog. I also can’t wait to see all the delicious coconut guava cakes. And, remember, the more people the better so tell all your friends and family to come on down! Make sure to be at the Rod and Gun Club by 1:00 p.m. for all the fun. That’s all for now….I ’ll see you arou nd the corner. Taylor Dahlke is 10 years old and is in the 5th grade at Everglades City School. SPORTS SCHEDULE Visit website for a complete schedule Boys’ and Girls’ Sub-Varsity Cross Country Saturday, Sept. 27 at S.W. Florida Cross Country Buckingham Park at 7:30 am Tuesday, October 7 at Bear Invitational Palmetto Ridge High School at 3:30 pm Saturday, October 9 at Rays Invitational Mackle Park Marco Island at 8:00 am VOLLEYBALL HOME GAMES Girls’ Varsity Volleyball See website for schedule of games off campus Girls’ JV Volleyball Thursday, October 2 vs Pemayetv Emahakv at 5:00 pm LETTER FROM THE PRINCIPAL Dear Parents, Students, and Community Members, The school year has gotten off to a very positive start and our students are settled into their classes and events. It is hard to believe that 5 weeks have already passed by! We will be looking for parents who might be interested in serving on the School Advisory Council. If you have an interest in SAC please email us at: We have started a girls’ cross country team this year and they competed in their first meet on September 13. We want to congratulate Ana Roldan, Sindy Ci fuentes, and Ashlyn Goff for representing our school in a very competitive fashion. A special congratulations to Ashlyn for finishing in the top 20 out of 150 runners! We also want to than k Anna Yacono for coaching this team and Liza Wells for all of her assistance. As always, please do not hesitate to give us a call with any questions you might have. Gratefully yours, Bob Spano, Principal School Advisory Council During the September 18 meeti ng of SAC, it was announced the vacancies for three “par ent” positions (for a 3-year term). All parents of Everglades City School students are eligible; parents elect parents. A flyer and a ballot will be sent home by the school office. Any parent interested in serving on SAC should add their name or call the school office (377-9800) for more information. SAC represents the ethnic, raci al and socio-economic community. It is important that parents be involved and have their concerns and interests addressed. Both the new 2014-15 council and the new officers will be elected at the October 16 SAC meeting. Mr. Spano and Candi Henderson discussed the Title I program which provides local educational agencies resources that help children gain a high-quality education and the skills to master the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards. Title I provides additional resources to schools with economically disadvantaged students. One of the topics discussed was how Title I funds are distributed. The majority of the funds go to staffing the afterschool program (which will start in a few weeks). Other items included in Title I are transportation needs, supplies and parent involvement coordination. To learn more about Title I, go to the school’s website Ms. Dimas presented the School Improvement Plan (SIP) draft which will highlight literacy (wr iting) this year and will be emphasized in all the classroom c ourses. More information about this year’s SIP program will soon be listed on the school’s website. Volunteers Needed Everglades City School is seek ing volunteers for the classrooms, media center and general office assistance. If you would like to assist, please contact Angela Nicholson at 377-2852 or 377-9800. Your assistance is both appreciated and needed!


The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area SEPTEMBER 26, 2014 email: PAGE 6 NOW SERVING EVERGLADES CITY S.W. FLA’s Pest Authority since 1990 CALL 239-455-4300 SPIDERS 6-Month Guarantee 3899 Mannix Dr #412


The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area SEPTEMBER 26, 2014 email: PAGE 7 IF YOU LOVE FLOWERS, PROTECT BEES According to the website, “Over the past 10 years, increasing attention has been paid to the potential for pesticides to harm honeybees ( Apis mellifera ). Colony collapse disorder has been identified as a bee health problem of great concern, and scientific investigations are underway to determine the factors that may lead to the widespread loss of honeybee colonies. At this point, there is not a clear single cause for colony collapse, but pesticide exposure is included among a multitude of stressors that may negatively impact bees.” What should homeo wners do if bee hives become a problem and what can beekeepers do to manage pesticide risks to honey bees when treating hives? •Adopt IPM practices to control hive pests and follow pesticide label directions for use. •When treating hives for pests, use only pesticide products that are labeled for that use pattern. DO NOT treat hives with pesticide products that are not approved for this use pattern. •When using pesticide products approved for use within beehives to control pests, obey all instructions and restrictions present on the pesticide product labels. •Place hives no s ooner than abundant early bloom and remove promptly when abundant bloom ends. It is important to avoid periods when grove pest management activities may be required. •Keep hives ready to relocate quickly and have a plan of how and where to move them. •Monitor hives frequently to assure bee needs are met. For more info, call the Division of Plant Industry (352) 395-4700 or the Division of Agricultural Environmental Services (850) 617-7900 or email Recipe for Good Eating Crockpot Chicken Tacos by Becky Hill Ingredients: 1pkg 1oz taco seasoning 1 pkg 1oz Ranch seasoning (dry packet) 1 can low sodium chicken broth 1 can or jar chicken gravy can water (use the empty broth can) 1 can Rotel 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts Taco fixings to your taste Whisk taco seasoning, ranch, broth, gravy and water in crock pot. Add Rotel and chicken breasts. Cook on medium-high 3 hours. Shred chicken as much as possible and return to crock pot and cook for another 45 minutes. Shred a second time before serving if needed, so shreds are somewhat fine. Serve with favo rite taco fixings. Also great for quesadillas, enchiladas and in a taco salad. If you have a favorite reci pe to share, please email us at mulletra Health, Wellness, and Green Living by Shannon Snyder Are you a Juicer or a Blender? There is a lot of talk these days about the health benefits of juicing vs. the health benefits of blended drinks that contain fruits and vegetables. Both can give you extra nutrition most of us need but each do it in a different way. He re is a good explanation of each: JUICING Juicing is a process which extracts water and nutrients from produce and discards the indigestible fiber. Without all the fiber, your digestive system doesn’t have to work as hard to break down the food and absorb the nutrient s. In fact, it makes the nutrients more readily available to the body in much larger quantities than if you were to eat the fruits and vegetables whole. This is especially helpful if you have a sensitive digestive system or illness that inhibits your body from processing fiber. The fiber in produce helps slow down the digestive process and prov ides a steady release of nutrients into the blood stream. Freshly squeezed vegetable juices form part of most healing and detoxification programs because they are so nutrient rich and nourish an d restore the body at a cellular level. Fiber is also filling and without fiber in the juice, some people tend to get hungry again quickly. BLENDING Unlike juices, smoothies consist of the entire fru it or vegetable, skin and all and contain all of the fiber from the vegetables. However, the blending process breaks the fiber apart (which makes the fruit and vegetables easier to digest) but also helps create a slow, even release of nutrients into the blood stream and avoids blood sugar spikes. Smoothies tend to be more filling, because of the fiber, and generally faster to make than juice, so they can be great to drink first thing in the morning as your breakfast, or for snacks throughout the day. By including the fiber in your smoothie, the volume will increase. Also, you can pack more servings of fruits and veggies into a single serving of juice than you can into a smoothie. It seems that both juicing and blending are a great way to sneak extra fruits and vegetables into your daily routine. Juicing is more time consuming with clean up and preparation and smoothies are quicker to prep are and can act more as a meal. It really depends on what your health and nutrition goal s are. I much prefer blending my fruits and veggies mostly because it's quicker and le ss clean up. I will ofte n buy pre-packaged vegetable juices and use them as my base in my smoothies. I also add things like oats, flax seed, or hemp seeds for even more nutrition. In my case I'm always trying to get more green into my diet so here is a yummy smoothie recipe I make for myself. 8 oz pre-packaged green juice, 4 oz coconut milk (from the dairy case not the can) 1/2 an avocado, 1 cup frozen fruit of your choice, 1 teaspoon honey, 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal Add all liquids to the blender first and then add the other ingredients. Blend till smooth. There are tons of great recipes out there for both juicing and blending. I hope you find some that you and your family will love! 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.


The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area SEPTEMBER 26, 2014 email: PAGE 8 October Fishing Report by Captain Bill Lindsay Water and air temperatures should slowly start to drop, marking the beginning of the fall fishing. October is one of the best months to fish and hunt in the Everglades. Water levels in the backcountry drop, concentrating snook and redfish. If you work hard at it, you should be able to catch some nice snook. They might not be on the first five or six spots you try, but just when you’re about to give up, a hugh snook will crash your plug, making it all worth it. Out on the edge of the Gulf, lots of small redfish can be caught on jigs tipped with shrimp. If you stick with it, there could be a couple of slot fish mixed in. Cobia will migrate down the coast and stop on the pa rk boundary markers and small wrecks. Cold fronts will move trout up on the grass flats, and while you’re fishing for them it is not uncommon to catch mackerel, pompano and black drum. In short, October is another great month to fish in the Everglades. Capt. Bill Lindsay lives in Chok oloskee and has been fishing in the Everglades National Park for over 35 years. In 1992 he was Master Angler of the MET Tournament. Capt. Lindsay’s telephone number is (239) 695-0314. The first Fakahatchee Fishing Clinic held on September 20 was a great success, especially for this young angler! The event was well attended with all the kids receiving a rod and reel. Thanks to all the fishing guides and volunteers who participated in this event, and thanks to Dick Brewer for the photograph. BIG CYPRESS ORV ON-LINE COURSE Effective September 19 Big Cypress National Preserve is now offering an online opportunity for visitors to complete the off-road vehicle operator course. Since 2000 visitors have been required to take a training course in person at the off-road vehicle office during office hours. Unlike before, this new online course will be available to anyone, anywhere, at any time. Upon successful completion of the course, individuals can print a form to present at the ORV Office to receive thei r operators permit. A computer will continue to be available at the off-road vehicle office for those who do not have internet access. The training course is required to ensure that those operating off-road vehicles within the natio nal preserve are familiar with important resource issues, safe driving practices and site specific regulations before driving off-road vehicles in the backcountry. For more information about off-road vehicle use at Big Cypress National Preserve, please visit the following website: For details on off-road vehicle permits and access into the national preserve contact our ORV Office at (239)695-1205. Living Gulf Coast by Charles Sobczak Gray Snapper ( Lutjanus griseus ) Other names: mangrove snapper, snapper / Status: FL=stable, ICUN=NE / Life span: to 21 years / Length: 10-30 in. (25-75 cm) / Weight: 0.75-14 lb (.34-6.3 kg); Florida record: 17 lb, IGFA: 17 lb / Spawns: in the offshore waters / Found: All the inshore and offshore waters of Southwest Florida. The gray, or mangrove snapper as it is often called, is one of the most populous game fish in the Gulf of Mexico. Almost every artificial-reef census conducted ha s recorded this fish, sometimes in staggering numbers. The story is the same inshore: the mangrove snapper can be found under almost every dock and bridge, along the deeper cuts of tidal rivers, and in all the passes. Although the mangrove snapper is the only local inshore species, the offshore waters ho ld additional species including mutton, dog, lane, vermillion, red, yellowtail, and cubera. The cubera is the largest member of the snapper family with the state record standing at 116 pounds. The snapper taken inshore is generally less than 16 inches long. It readily takes to small pieces of shrimp, cut bait, or squid. It responds well to chumming but this will also bring in unwanted fish such as catfish and jack. Light tackle with fluorocarbon leader (15-pound test) and small hooks (#2-3) work best. Avoid heavy sinkers and use small split shot weights as the mangrove snapper will readily come up into the water column. Offshore the best way to target the larger snapper is by fishing at night. Chumming is mandatory, and medium spinning tackle is needed to pry the fish out of the wrecks and reefs it prefers. Catching snapper in the five-pound range is common in deeper water. The snapper is a wary fish. It feeds predominantly at night, and its vision in the daytime makes it difficult to fool. Any indication of a hook and line will give it lockjaw. At night it readily feeds on shrimp, crabs, sma ll fish, and even plankton. It is heavily preyed upon by larger grouper, sharks, cobia, tarpon, and larger cubera snapper. The mangr ove snapper is a good eating fish that also freezes well. Painting by Diane Peebles This article is from Living Sanibel A Nature Guide to Sanibel & Captiva Islands. Charles Sobczak lives and writes on Sanibel Island. Visit


The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area SEPTEMBER 26, 2014 email: PAGE 9 SHERIFF’S REPORT Golf Cart Thefts : Sometime between September 7 and the 12th a golf cart was reportedly stolen from a residence located on Riverside Road South. The golf cart is described as a “Club Car” black in color. Sometime during September 9 and the 10th two golf carts were stolen from local residences, then recovered shortly after the thefts were reported (neither appeared to have been damaged). One golf cart was taken from Demere Lane in Chokoloskee, later recovered on Copeland Ave in Everglades City, and the 2nd taken from a residence on Copeland Ave in Everglades City and later found undamaged on Riverside Drive. Crime Prevention Tips regarding Golf Cart Thefts: many golf carts are operated with a generic key. In other words one key may fit most golf carts. For this reason you should try to park your golf cart at night in a garage or blocked in with a vehicle so that it is not readily accessible. A lthough the Collier County Sheriff’s Office cannot endorse any one product, there are several commercially availabl e products that you can purchase and install on your golf cart to help deter theft from occurring. To gain more information on these products google HOW TO PREVENT GOLF CART THEFTS. You will then see several different sites that have products available to purchase if interested. Some of these devices include a pedal lock and a steering wheel club or lock, and a wheel lock or boot. Golf carts should be stored when not in use so that easy access to them cannot be gained. Sometime between September 13 and the 14th persons unknown entered a vehicle parked at a residence in the Copeland / Lee Cypress area on Church St and removed a television set. The TV is described as a 46 inch “Vizio”. Sometime during the evening hours between September 14 and the 15th two unsecured rods and reels were taken from outside a residence located at Chokoloskee Island Park. Please remember to report any suspicious activity immediately to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office. Should you have any further information concerning these thefts please contact us at 252-9300. MUSEUM of the Everglades Pauline Reeves Gallery Continuing through the month of September the Museum of the Everglades will be celebrating the life and art of Rob Storter. Please stop by to experience old Florida and the history of fishing in our area. Over 30 descendants of the Storter family attended the open house reception on September 20. Great reunion from all over Florida! In October native Floridian, wildlife photographer and local fishing guide Captain Bruce Hitchcock will exhib it “Portraits of Paradise.” He has been photographing spectacular landscapes, plants, birds and other Everglades creatures for over 20 years, mostly from a kayak which offers a distinct perspective to the viewer The Artist Reception will be held on Saturday, October 4 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Please join us! The Board of the Friends of the Museum will meet on Tuesday, October 7, at 3:30 pm in City Hall. Visit www.evergladesmuseum.or g for more information about volunteering and becoming a Friend of the Museum. Stop by and talk to Martha if you are interested in volunteering at the Museum which is located at 105 West Broadway and open Monday through Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm. Off the Shelf – Book Review “SKINK – No Surrender” by Carl Hiaasen, reviewed by Patty Huff Skink is back! Anyone who is familiar with Carl Hiaasen’s bizarre novels will be entertained with the adventures of the fictitious former governor of Florida. Skink plays a major role in Hiaasen’s first novel for teenagers (his previous young reader books “Hoot”, “Flush”, “Scat” and “Chomp” were written for pre-teens). The other main characters in this book are 14-year-old cousins Richard and Malley (a young girl intent on escaping her parents’ plans to send her off to boarding school by meeting up with a “friend” she met online). Needless to say, th e “friend” has other plans than helping out a distressed teenager. Richard first meets Skink at “Loggerhead ” Beach where the old hermit has buried himself in disguise in order to catch a thief hunting for sea turtle eggs to sell. Skink is convinced that Malley is in grave danger so he and Richard set off on a road trip to the Florida Panhandle to rescue the dauntless cousin. Besides the humor, there are lots of good environmental messages throughout the book. I learned about the ivory-billed woodpecker which is considered to be extinct due to the loss of habitat and hunting. On September 15 the National Book Foundation announced 10 nominees for its 2014 prize for Young People’s Literature. The prestigious list included “ Skink – No Surrender .” Adults may be interested in a new collection of selected columns by Hiaasen, recently published in “ Dance of the Reptiles ” which I have yet to read. However, I believe his adult audience will enjoy “Skink” as much as the teenagers. “Waterways: Marine Debris” submitted by the National Park Service Seabirds ingesting balloons, marine mammals entangled in discarded fishing gear, and sea turtles abandoning plans to nest are among the issues caused by marine debris that are covered in the episode of “Waterways.” Marine debris is an overwhelming problem that harms both animals and habitats throughout south Florida and the world. This episode focuses on efforts by Biscayne National Park and Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary to address the harm caused by marine debris. It includes interviews with experts and explains the many sources of this debris, helping people think twice about discarding unwanted debris into marine waters. The “Waterways” educational television series is a joint project between Everglad es National Park, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, informing viewers of the diverse wonders of the south Florida ecosystem, and the res earch and conservation programs that protect them. “Waterways” airs on public and gove rnment channels thro ughout the state of Florida—check local listings for scheduling. Episodes may also be viewed on YouTube at and Vimeo at


The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area SEPTEMBER 26, 2014 email: PAGE 10 Florida Tales “Footing it across the Everglades” by Capt. G. W. Storter submitted by Chester Keene ….continued from September 2 issue We purchased some venison and eggs of unknown vintage which our Indian partook of and enjoyed very freely. The Indian was getting weaker each day as he did not thrive well on the white man’s condensed food. The quantity is the main thing with him it does not matter much as to what kind of food it is but the main thing is that he has to have his stomach filled. After leaving the Indian Village, we laid out a course, that we thought would take us to a dredge that was building the grade on the Miami end of the Trail. Some 20 miles west of Miami, a survey had been made across the Glades, and we hoped to find some of the stakes to guide us, but the prairie fires had destroyed all such markings, so we wandered on eastward for two days more. Not finding anything in the way of a habitation, we held a council and decided, after checking up, that we were too far south; so on the morning of the third day we traveled north until noon, and found what we were looking for – the stakes that wo uld lead us to the dredge. We reached this dredge about four o’clock that afternoon, but found no one there but the caretaker, as the dredge was shut down on account of the lack of funds to carry on th e work. The man in charge expressed his regrets that he did not have sufficient food to divide with us, but directed us to an Indian, whom we employed to take us six miles down the canal to a place where a lone trapper lived. My Miami friend had known this trapper in former days, and we were received very hospitably. He set out a Poland water bottle, and said: “Gents, there is a little shine in that bottle, and I want you to help yourselves, as I know you need it.” He had just returned from Miami, and brought with him an abundance of nice fresh groceries. From this supply he cooked us a splendid supper. After finishing supper, he cordially invited us to spend the night with him, and said that the next morning he would take us 12 miles further in his motor boat. We decided to accept his hospitality, and the next morning he was up before daylight preparing breakfast. As I was also an early riser, I turned out about the same time he did. We engaged in conversation, and I noticed that sometime during the night he had refilled the bottle of shine, and invited me to help myself. I asked him what he was doing in the Everglades in th e summer time, and was informed that he was farming. I noticed this gentleman had a brand new hoe and rake up im the top of his camp, with the price tag still on them; and said to him, “These Indians make very good shine.” He couldn’t stand this any longer, and stated very emphatically: “Hell, no; no Indian didn’t make that shine.” By past experience, I knew then that I was being entertained by a moonshiner; but being his guest, I did not think it would be courteous to inquire any further. After a sumptuous breakfast of bacon, grits, bread, syrup and coffee, he took us into his motor boat and carried us down stream as far as a dam in the canal, where we paid him and bade him good-bye. He told us we would not have to wait very long, as many people came out on the canal to fish … to be continued Chester Keene is a retired law enforcement officer and Florida native. He retains the copyright to this article. From Savannah’s Eyes This past Saturday my mother and I were going to have girls’ day, but she changed it up a bit. Instead of going to Naples and getting our nails done, we decided to stay in our own backyard and go to the Skunk Ape Headquarters out on the Tamiami Trail! I’ve never been there before so I was excited when my mom told me where we were headed. As we were driving there, we passed through miles and miles of saw grass as fa r as the eye can see. And giant white and blue herons stood like statues along the canals, waiting for a fish to swim by. Finally, we arrived at our destination and the first thing that caught my eye was a giant, and by giant I mean GIANT, panther statue right beside the building surrounded by mannequins of people in canoes in the grass. Jack Shealy, who was very nice, showed us around the gift shop and told us about the place. My parents have known both the Shealy brothers for over 30 years! As you walk into the gift shop you are greeted by a giant gorilla named Tiny. I will admit it kind of scared me because I thought it was real, but then realized it was only a statue; but this statue had a story. He originally was from Key West and shipped in from another country. His skin (or outer part of him) was made entirely of real leather! They bought him from the people in Key West and decided that the gift shop would be his new home. My mother and I ventured out into the back to see all the animals, ranging from turtles that were from the Sahara Desert to colorful and talkative birds! Not to mention a giant 300-lb snake (that I was deathly scared of and so was my mom)! Her name was Goldie, and she was curled up in a blue tub when I saw her. Her head was big, if not bigger, than my hand! On another note, the birds were super sweet! One of them was so excited that he wouldn’t stop cawing and waving his wings until we paid attention to him. I was able to hold a beautiful white one named Doedoe who loved to cuddle! I didn’t want to put him down! I wanted to take him home to cuddle with him all day. Next, I got to feed an African spurred tortoise named Cucumber, and guess what I fed him? A cucumber! How ironic, huh? He was 28 years old and still looking as young as can be. We then started back inside the shop to talk to David Shealy about the famous Skunk Ape. David (or Dave) Shealy has been researching and investigating these mysterious creatures for 30 years. What he is now starting is something that he’s never done before, which is Skunk Ape hunting where he will take five people at a time for a whole week end, out into the Florida Swamp to search for the Skunk Ape! It includes one day out on the swamp buggy, one day kayaking, and some hiking out in the Fakahatchee. He is also providing lodging in Indian huts or either in his home, and dinner at his house with frog legs and fish. His first two trips are between Thanksgiving and Christmas and nine people have already signed up! If you want more information, go to his website and click on the button on the left that says ‘Hunt the Skunk Ape.’ That sounds like such an awesome adventure to take on. Going to look for the Skunk Ape out in the Everglades! I can’t wait to see what people find on their expeditions! Definitely, check out his website if you’re interested! I am so glad I got to meet and talk to two amazing and interesting people. Can’t wait to go back so I can cuddle with Doedoe! Love, Savannah Savannah Oglesby is 17 years old and a senior at E-City School.


The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area SEPTEMBER 26, 2014 email: PAGE 11 RESTAURANTS Angler’s Cove, Port of the Islands (239-642-1025): 11:30 am – 9 pm; Tues-Sunday Closed Monday Camellia Street Grill (695-2003): Closed until October 15 City Seafood (695-4700): 6:00 am – 6:00 pm; daily Everglades Seafood Depot: Closed Glades Haven Deli (695-2091): 6:00 am – 9:00 pm; daily (MarinaFri-Sat-Sun 6 am-12 noon) Havana Caf (695-2214): Closed until October 15 Island Caf (695-0003): 6:00 am – 9:00 pm; daily Ivey House (695-3299): 6:30 – 9:30 am; daily Joanie’s Blue Crab Caf (695-2682): Closed until October 15 Oyster House Restaurant (695-2073): 11:00 am – 9 pm; Sun thru Thurs 11:00 am – 10:00 pm; Fri, Sat Rod & Gun (695-2101): 11:30 am 9:00 pm; daily Step Back in Time (695-0611): 11:00 am – 8 pm; Fri-Sat-Sun only Subway at Gator Express (695-3937): 7:00 am – 7:00 pm; daily Sweet Mayberry’s Caf (695-0092): Closed until October 9 Triad Seafood (695-2662): Closed until October Right Choice Supermarket (695-4535): 9:00 am – 7:00 pm; daily Grimm’s Stone Crab (695-3222): Closed until October 15 Loco’s Fresh Produce: Closed until October SUNDAY CHURCH SERVICES Chokoloskee Church of God 10 am Sunday School 11 am Sunday Worship Copeland Baptist Church 10 am Sunday School 11 am Sunday Worship Everglades Community Church 11 am Sunday Worship Everglades First Baptist Church 9:45 am Sunday School 11 am Worship St. Finbarr Catholic Church 8 am (Spanish) and 10 am Mass San Marco Catholic Church 8 am and 10:30 am, 6 pm Sunday Mass Helen Bryan captured this beautiful sunset photo in Chokoloskee OBITUARIES Marion “Sunny” (nee Schultz) Burke, 86, passed away September 14, after a brief illness. Sunny is predeceased by her beloved husband of 54 years, Dr. Walter R. Burke, her loving son Cary A. Poltrock and cherished great-granddaughter Faith Maxine Reid of Powder Springs, GA. Sunny was born and raised in Villa Park, IL, where she met and married Walt, the love of her life. After many years of cold winters, the Burkes moved to sunny South Florida, settling on the east coast. Sunny and Walt became winter residents of Everglades City in 1980, sharing their time between Plantation Island and Butler, TN. In 2008, they made Everglades City their year-round home. Sunny enjoyed gardening, cooking and entertaining family and friends. Her “need to feed” and her decadent desserts made her famous at all gatherings She loved bicycling, stain glass and reading. She surrounded herself with her many treasured pets. Sunny was kind, generous and always made time for others. She was a Trustee of the Everglades Community Church where she sang in the choir for 30 years, served on the Board of the Museum of the Everglades, volunteered for the Everglades Lions Club and at many Seafood Festivals. Sunny was also a proud member of the Red Hat Society. Sunny’s faith in God and the love for her family and friends were the center of her life. She will live in all their hearts forever. Sunny is survived by her son Craig Poltrock of Boca Rat on, daughter Stephanie Burke of Marietta, GA, daughter-in-law, Lennie Poltrock of Butler, TN (widow of son Cary), son Bryan Poltrock (Sheree Moriarty) of Boca Raton, 13 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Sunny is also survived by her best friend and dearly-loved sister Ruth Ciancio of Villa Park, IL. Memorial donations ma y be made to the Everglades Community Church Memorial Garden (P.O. Box 177) and Friends of the Museum of the Everglades (P.O. Box 677) Everglades City, FL 34139. Evelyn Mae McDonagh, born December 5, 1932, to John Richard Sr. & Chellie Odom, in Hicoria Florida, passed away on September 7 in Naples. She is survived by her three children: Keith McDonagh (Becky) Grand Forks, N.D.; Kathy McDonagh Linder (Tary), Everglades City; and Shelly McDonagh Corbitt (Steve) of LaBelle; six grandchildren: Jeremy McDonagh, Trisha McDonagh Remick, Lorrie Linder Lizinger, Dayna Linder Shaffer, Corey Corbitt, Krystie Corbitt; 13 great-grandchildren and two sisters: Mirt Smith of Naples and Jessie Smith of Everglades City. Services were held on Sept. 12 at Naples Memorial Gardens. 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The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area SEPTEMBER 26, 2014 email: PAGE 12 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 to this Issue Helen Bryan, Taylor Dahlke, Chester Keene, Elaine Middelstaedt, Savannah Oglesby, Shannon Snyder, Charles Sobczak 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 $40 per year by US Post 2014, Snook Publications. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without prior permission. SNOOK CLASSIFIEDS FOR SALE: Jacuzzi, 2-seater, used but never used; it costs $4,995; get in now for $495. Call 695-0611 for more information. ----------------------------------------------------FOR RENT: Efficiency apartment Everglades City $600/month. Includes water, sewer, electricity, full-size appliances, minisplit A/C. Private courtyard. (239) 340-4770. -----------------------------------------------------------------FOR SALE: Waterfront 3 BR/2 BA mobile home, one lot away from Halfway Creek, 150’ on the water, with dock and boat ramp. 2 lots, large fenced yard and 10’ x 40’ screened decked porch. Furnished. Must see to appreciate! $225,000. Call 340-4770. -------------------------------------------------WANTED : Vacant Lot for Lease: Lot wanted in Everglades City to use for training my dog when in town. Dog will NOT be unsupervised. Will provide fencing if needed with one year lease. 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