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Volume 18, Number 22 By Islanders, For Islanders Fort Myers Beach, Florida June 1st, 2018 FREE FortMyersBeach.news In The ZonePrep Now for Hurricane SeasonBy Gary Mooney gary@fortmyersbeach.news Those who survived Hurricane Irma last September 10 should need no prodding the prepare for the 2018 Hurricane Season; if you had any doubt, Subtropical Storm Albertos late May appearance, before Hurricane Season even begins, proved that now is the time to have your emergency plan in place. With that in mind, no one should be afraid of hurricanes, said Hurricane Jim Bjostad, the Emergency Management Program Manager for Lee County Emergency Management to an at the Lakes Regional Library recently. Not even with a potential monster like Irma. That is because six days out, we gave a pretty reliable warning that Irma was on her way, allowing you to make appropriate preparations. If you live in Tornado Alley, you may get six reliable minutes to react; if you are in an earthquake zone, you dont even get six seconds, so all things considered, Southwest Florida is a wonderful place to live! Bjostad cautioned that Lee County is the most dangerous area in the nation for hurricane threats, our Gulf of Mexico coastline is so shallow, making it crucial for us all to know our evacuation zone, prone areas to E in the least. Statistically, Lee County will incur hurricane season. That is higher Early 2018 Hurricane predictions call for 14 named sustained winds of at least 74 numbers hold, that would be a slightly higher than average year. Of course, he reasoned, if there is only one, but it strikes us, that us literally on the peak day of the season, on September 10. Wilma while Andrew, that decimated Homestead in 1992, was literally RESPECT THE WIND; FEAR THE SURGE When it comes to hurricane preparedness, Bjostad summed it up in one phrase: Respect the wind, fear the surge! If we have is no place to run! In Lee County, areas. Lee County Contd pg.12 Congratulations Beach School Graduates!Fort Myers Beach Elementary Schools Class of 2018 with teacher Mrs. Jennifer Martin. For story and more pictures see page 23Successful Seasonal Tram Service Ends 2019 Free Tram Service PlannedBy Gary Mooney gary@fortmyersbeach.news With Tourism Season in our rearview mirror and Hurricane Season underway, the debut season of the Fort Myers Beach open air We will end up somewhere around 120,000 riders for the inaugural year, said LeeTran Marketing Manager Katie Meckley. We were Thursday, May 24, leading into the Memorial Day Holiday Weekend. passengers a day! Meckley calls these all been pleasantly surprised by these numbers. LeeTran felt the tram would be popular, but it far surpassed our expectations. We did not have an initial number in mind when we began the trams, as we obviously had no prior benchmarks other than the enclosed trolley riders from the 2017 season, but this is such a different vehicle, plus the ridership was free, so we think these numbers are remarkable and are so happy about them. Tram service was originally scheduled to end on April 11, roughly 10 days after Easter, but LeeTran decided to continue it through May Put It in A SeashellVCB Hosts Guinness Record AttemptBy Gary Mooney gary@fortmyersbeach.news Many know Southwest Florida as the Seashell Capital of The World! From Sanibel to Captiva to Fort Myers Beach, you up early, searching our beaches for the latest harvest that changes with the tides. To take advantage of this designation and to bring more guests to our community, the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB) created National Seashell 21. To celebrate this year, the VCB will host an attempt on Fort Myers Beach to set a Guinness Book of World Records record for the largest human seashell recreation and they need the help of at least 21 to do so! We are so excited about this event, said Brian Ososky, the VCB Director of Marketing. National Seashell Day as a marketing holiday really took off, from the very Captiva Island with Good Morning, America. We monitored social media that day, and it trended the third highest topic.Contd pg.19 Contd pg.4

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Page 3 LETTERS to the EDITOR LUNCH TIME Here is a photo I recently took of an juvenile Osprey being fed Bowditch Point Regional Park on Estero Island. nearby tree for their own consumption. Hope your readers enjoy. Stephen Staack Fort MyersGAVE AWAY THE FARM Well I guess the comp plan is dead! Our vice mayor who claims gave away the farm. All the folks that are for the project claim to be for the beach, yet the celebration party was held at Doc Fords on San Car los Island. I wonder how the tennants of Salty Crab feel about that. The should have kept the party on F.M.B. Help your own people. Just saying. Dave Ennis Fort Myers BeachNOT GIVING UP The Lani Kai Island Resort and Mr. Conidaris would like to ex tend an invitation to any members of the Voice of Fort Myers Beach and any other concerned, Fort Myers Beach voting constituents to a lunch Restaurant located atop the Lani Kai island Resort at 1400 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach. The purpose of the meeting is to explore all potential legal rights and remedies that we, as Fort Myers Beach citizens, may have in a Fort Myers Beach. all input from those who have a vested interest in protecting the restric tions placed upon reckless development by the Towns Land Develop ment Code and Comprehensive Plan. Our legal representative, Ralf Brookes, Esq. will be there to facil If you wish to attend, please RSVP danno@thelanikai.com to reserve your spot. All inquiries can also be directed to Danno Thompson at that same email address. Robert Conidaris Fort Myers BeachSPECIAL THANK YOU The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 10097 and veterans in this area would like to extend their sincere thanks to all who sup ported our Memorial Weekend Poppy Campaign. The businesses who graciously allowed our volunteers to pass out Poppies were: Publix, Summerlin & Winkler; Publix, Fort Myers Beach; Ace Hardware; Sun Flower Caf; Perkins Restaurant; and a special Thank You to the Vet erans Club of America #1 for their strong support. Donations came in at over $4,000. The VFW dedicates 100% of the donations to the Veterans Relief Fund, to help support local veterans and their families in times of need. We also would like to thank all our volunteers who braved the rain and snow (well, maybe not snow) to support this effort. Memorial Day showed us how generous our community can be and everyone should feel good about supporting veterans and their families. Thank You All! Rob Barnes, Commander Joe Kosinski, Poppy Committee VFW Post 10097 Fort Myers Beach

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Page 4 Beach Botanyby Jim Rodwell LONGLIP LADIESTRESSES species is the Longlip Ladiestresses, Spiranthes longilabris, a terrestrial orchid that resides in wet pinelands and can grow to about 20 inches in height. A covered with small hairs. wrap around the stem in a tight spiral. Flowers are attached to a pair of green bracts, which in turn are attached to Flowers on the upper portion of the spiral bottom of the spiral. There are a pair of narrow white sepals that are lateral to a rather long labellum. The labellum is a Longilabris is found in a few counties including Lee are scattered about the State. There are 17 Florida native species in the genus Spiranthes. The specimen in the picture was found in a small prairie off of Daniels Parkway Successful Seasonal Tram Service Ends, Contd from pg.1dropoff, beginning the week following Easter Week, Meckley stated, but we are still happy we extended it through the Memorial Day Holiday, for the comfort and visitors and guests, without any regrets. Now that the service is over, we will sit down in the near future, review all the numbers, and make a determination on how to schedule the trams for upcoming years. One thing we know already, however, is the trams will return to Fort Myers Beach for the 2019 Season! While trams began this year on February 12, it is likely they will commence earlier next year, to coincide with the start of tourism season in January. Beyond that, said Meckley, the timeframes are still up in the air. The beach is a busy place for Christmas Week, for example, so we will discuss that, but those conversations have yet to happen. Since they are of an offered triple the seating over the enclosed trolleys, while providing Beach. This, however, became a drawback during the last few weeks of operation, as the rainy season began in earnest on Mothers Day, leading to a new May rainfall record in excess of 10 inches. Once the rain began, Meckley explained, that affected their service, as well as the safety of our staff and passengers, so we substituted the enclosed trolleys during those times, while retaining the free ridership. LeeTran operates on a Safety First philosophy for our employees and riders, and the enclosed trolleys kept everyone nice and dry!OF TROLLEYS & TRAMS Trams ran from Bowditch Point Park, past Lynn Hall Memorial Park and Times Square, then passed the Fort Myers Beach Public Library before turning around near Matanzas Pass Preserve and proceeding back, with 22 beach access stops connected with the Beach Park & Ride Trolley at Times Square, and with the Lovers Key Trolley near Matanzas Pass Preserve. For the passengers had to disembark at either Times Square or Matanzas Pass Preserve to ride the trams, but LeeTran discontinued that after numerous customer complaints. The trams ended up being a great visitor experience, need for parking, and were a fun way to travel the beach from hotels to restaurants to shopping destinations, said Meckley, all personality. LeeTran purchased buying them was much more with the operation cost over two though that depended on seasonal While the tram season is over, Beach trolleys continue to operate daily, with the exception of the six major holidays, from LeeTrans new Beach Park & Ride trolley station that opened Fort Myers at 11101 Summerlin Square Drive, near Summerlin and Pine Ridge Roads, to Lovers Key State Park, just south of Fort schedules or to purchase multiple rideleetran.com. We were blown away with the success of the trams inaugural season, concluded Meckley, and we will make service even bigger and better in the future. The Beach Park & Ride is working out really well, with more people utilizing that, so we are very happy to provide these new transportation enhancements to the residents and guests of Fort Myers Beach and Lee County. The free, open-air LeeTran Tram service ran for over three months on Fort Myers Beach, serving about 120,000 passengers

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Page 7 By Gary Mooney gary@fortmyersbeach.news including Town of Fort Myers Beach Council member Bruce Butcher, attended the Parks & range planning session at the Bay Oaks Recreational Center on Thursday, May 24. This was the process to determine the future course for the Parks & Recreation Department, and the one session to afford the public their direct Oaks Recreational Center Advisory to be in June, following analysis from these two events along with a public questionnaire. Tonight we are here to gather information from you, the members of the general public, to kick off our strategic planning initiative, said Sean DePalma, the Towns Parks & Recreation Director. We will review our Public Survey with you, that will help us gather additional information from those who were unable to attend this evening, along with your personal insights into how we are doing with our facilities and programming. DePalma introduced Michelle Marchand Canseco, of Michelle, Motivate Me from Hollywood, Florida, who is facilitating the Parks & Recreation The BORCAB group and Sean met Departments Mission and Vision Statements, and shared their ideas and opinions. Now we want to hear from you, to see what you would like from Parks & Recreation, to determine if we are all on the same page. We will go through the Public see if we are highlighting what is important to you, or if you feel we need any changes, to establish our priorities. Beginning with a review the the audience, This is an interactive session, so pipe in any time you have a comment or idea. We are an intimate group, agreed DePalma, to consolidate the most information, so please let us know what you think; we hope that is why you came out tonight.THE GREAT UNKNOWN One audience member time coming to either the Bay Oaks Recreational Center or a Parks and Recreation program, saying, I have been coming to Fort Myers Beach for years but have never been here, so I wanted to know what this is all about. Another said she loved coming here a long time ago, when the kids were young, but I have not been back since they grew up, and I was curious, too. BORCAB member David Anderson found these comments telling: Not enough people know what we offer, to get more information out, to bring folks like these here to participate. Island resident Rick Loughrey stated that he and his wife were regular Bay Oaks participants in the past, until the cancellation of too many classes, often without advance notice, That is not good for programming, and is frustrating. He pointed out that the Fort Myers Beach Town Council sets the Parks & Recreation Departments annual budget, and in tough times, the and that budget is the key to this facility. Parks & Recreation Forum Weighs In on Departments FutureContd pg.8 Roughly 25 people participate in the P&R public input discussion led by Michelle Marchand Canseco.

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Page 8 Anderson responded, For the we actually have an appropriate Capital Improvements. We are not moving as fast as we would like, but we are moving in the right direction. Loughrey said the Parks & Recreation facilities need to be more inviting. You come here and the bathrooms are locked you have to track down someone to ask permission to use these, so how can we send kids here to play, so that is a negative. This is a major item, as it makes it seem like an unfriendly environment. I understand, however, that Fort Myers Beach has a severe problem with homeless people, and maybe that is why they lock everything up, so that creates more problems for FEET TO THE FIRE He pointed out that he was a member of a similar group the last time Parks & Recreation undertook a strategic plan: We sent that to Town Hall, and it disappeared. We had a lot of smart people involved in creating that plan and no one followed through. I dont know if when we walk out here tonight, that by tomorrow this will all fall by the wayside again! We will need the help of everyone, once we present this to Town Council, agreed Anderson, to keep their feet to the there is no point in this plan leaving this room. Other audience members said that Parks & Recreation needed its own newsletter, to promote its facilities and programs, community events, like festivals, craft bazaars and related activities, since it has the space and free parking, to draw more residents and guests to the site. BORCAB member Becky Bodnar said she thought it important for Parks & Recreation to locate its activities to different areas of Fort Myers Beach, other than just Bay Oaks, including cultural and recreational events, like stage performances, or perhaps a band shell or small amphitheater that would be wonderful for this community, along with more partnerships with other island organizations, to share activities. BORCAB member Lee Melsek stated that he grew up on the island and watched them build this place. He wondered how the audience would feel about the Town declaring the area an historic neighborhood, with street signs informing the community about events here. Past Town governments were terribly neglectful of this place, with previous administrations believing that parks do not belong under the government, but we have a new Town government. Without their support, we are not going to get very far, lets be real honest about that, unless people tell this government that this is what you want and are serious about it. Anderson related that BORCAB recently received an assignment from Council to review the Heart Of The Island concept that included Bay Oaks and the Community Pool, the Fort Myers Beach Public Library, Beach Elementary School, Matanzas Pass Preserve, and neighborhood businesses, with related activities and attractions. DePalma said in conclusion: Our goal is to formulate an action plan, with target goals that this Department can achieve. It is great to refer to the past, because you need to know where we came from to get to where we want to be, to organize our priorities. If you have additional ideas, please call or email me, and encourage others who could not be here to do survey, to add those results to the plan. roughly ten minutes to complete extension 1800 or at sean@ fmbgov.com. Some people just think of us as Bay Oaks or the Pool, he emphasized, but we need everyone to realize that the Parks & Recreation Department can be so much more!Parks & Recreation Forum Weighs In on Departments Future, Contd from pg.7Sean DePalma begins the Parks & Rec Long-range Planning Session.

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Page 9 Your Hometown Newspaper for over 18 years Missy Layeld, Editor Editor@fortmyersbeach.news Mike Buster Circulation Manager c/o Info@fortmyersbeach.news Mark List, Production ManagerProduction@fortmyersbeach.news Sarah List, Photographerinfo@fortmyersbeach.news Sandy Sandness, Advertisinginfo@fortmyersbeach.news The Island Sand Paper FAX MAIL 450 Old San Carlos Blvd. Unit G-108 Ft. Myers Beach, Florida 33931 E-Mail Info@fortmyersbeach.news WEBSITE fortmyersbeach.news SUBMISSIONS POLICY Signed letters up to 300 words are welcome. All letters should be the original work of the author & include a phone number for verication. No pseudonyms. We reserve the right to edit for clarity, brevity, accuracy, good taste and to prevent libel. No attacks on private individuals or letter writing campaigns, please. Repetitive letters from the same individual on the same subject will not be printed. We will publish a maximum of two letters from the same individual every 30 days. Submissions over 300 words will be considered for Guest Opinion publication.DEADLINE FOR LETTER SUBMISSION IS NOON WEDNESDAY. e Island Sand Paper encourages all Islanders to submit original articles and photos. Publication is based on space and takes into account relevance and quality. e Sand Paper uses artistic license for humor and to amuse its readers. Nothing contained in this paper is intended to embarrass or oend anyone. COPYRIGHT 2000-2018 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.No parts of this newspaper may be copied or reproduced without the written permission of e Island Sand Paper. Editorial Bob Layeld, Publisher Publisher@fortmyersbeach.news Gary Mooney Lead Writer info@fortmyersbeach.news OFFICE HOURS MON-FRI 10AM-3PMSubject to change due to story assignments. CALL TO BE SURE! READY OR NOT With Hurricane Irma fresh in everyones memories, June 1st has special meaning this year as the beginning of hurricane season. Usu ally, June 1 passes uneventfully. The real hurricane season isnt until August, right? Except for Alberto, who blew by last week with a little rain and a little wind. Just enough to serve as a wake up call. Sure there are the predictions that come out in May. NOAA pre record high number of named storms during a hurricane season was 28 So, those are the numbers. What will actually happen this year has nothing to do with any of them. Seasoned weather watchers know ily to scare people into preparing. We dont think thats necessary this year in Southwest Florida. There are still too many blue tarps visible as you drive around our corner of the state to forget about Hurricane Irma. And some of us still have vivid memories of being without power for over 10 days. Nope, no scare tactics necessary in 2018. What might be helpful TOMORROW Well pick up supplies next week. We think we have enough bat teries already. We can pull our important documents together closer to the real hurricane season. To help with that procrastination, try to remember what it was like at the hardware store or big box store as Irma approached. The long dont want to experience that again, do you? Theres no better time than this week to get our act together and stock a hurricane kit. The State of Florida is even going to give you fuel containers, coolers, tarps, radios and portable generators is tax free prep Our local public safety agencies have done an excellent job preparing for hurricane season. Weve been talking with a variety of agencies and sharing their suggestions. Before Irma arrived last year, it was clear that local agencies had ramped up their attention to hurri about whether our local Fire, Sheriff or Emergency Management team is ready. They are. The question is, are you? Do you have a packet of your home in surance policies, agents and contact numbers? Do you have an invento ry and photos of your home and belongings? Do you have your personal a waterproof package? Have you signed up for CodeRed at the Towns website, fmbgov. If you download the Lee Alert app, you put evacuation and shel ter info in the palm of your hand. On Facebook follow Lee County, FL Emergency Management. On Twitter follow LeeEOC and Lee Emergen cy Management. For easy links to all of them, head to LeeEOC.com. During Irma, the Island Sand Paper worked diligently to provide Islanders near and far with all the information we could gather via our Facebook page and website, fortmyersbeach.news. If our Island faces a hurricane this year, we are ready to keep our readers informed. Do not underestimate the power of being prepared. A huge part of being prepared is being informed. If you line up sources of reliable information now, you wont be scrambling in the middle of a storm won dering whats going on. The sooner we have storm prep done, the sooner we can relax and enjoy the summer. Be prepared. Have a plan. Be ready. Good words to live by this time of year. Editor

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Page 10 Island Road Projects & RainCompleted Areas Drain Well editor@fortmyersbeach.news The reFRESH Estero Bou levard and Fort Myers Beach Wa terline projects have taken a hit with the Islands recent heavy rain fall. Southwest Florida has been the recipient of copious amounts is often less than what actually falls on any given neighborhood, so it could easily be much more than that in some areas of the island. Unfortunately, the rainfall began right about the time that the road contractors were preparing to pave the northbound lane on Es tero Blvd from Donora to Hibiscus and set up the concrete barrier wall from Donora to St. Peters that will allow center lane drain construction to begin. They did get some of the southbound lane paved, but not all before the monsoon began. Those are the major tasks up next for the ReFRESH Estero Blvd project. Kaye Molnar, spokesper son for the reFRESH projects, ex plained that the project managers watch the forecast closely and are hoping that the forecast of a tran sition into a more typical summer ing, is accurate and road work can resume. She explained that due to all the standing water, paving the northbound lane would have to wait until it dries out enough to al low crews to regrade and pave that lane. The concrete barrier wall will follow the paving. The storm drain system is working in areas that have been completed. Segment 1 drained well during the heavy rains, as did six of the eight stormwater outfall side streets that have been complet ed. Some of the drainage inlets on on them, slowing down drainage, and roadway work is complete yet. Despite the wet weather, work continues further south on Es tero Blvd. Crews continue to install sanitary sewer force main just north of the curve before the Catholic Church, Molnar explained. They are currently bringing in force main pipe and equipment to drill under ground with the sanitary sewer force main pipe through the curve at the church through Flamingo Street. Molnar will provide an up dated schedule of work as soon as possible. For more information, see refreshfmbeach.com, call Molnar at cella.cc. May 30, 2018 after heavy overnight rain. fell overnight. need to wait a bit longer for paving after heavy rains turned it into a shallow canal on Wednesday morning, May 30.

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Page 11 VIEW POINTS SINGAPORE FLING CANT MATCH ROYAL WEDDINGBy Bob Franken Usually, the only place to hear cultured British accents is anytime on PBS, mestic networks, making the U.S. news personalities sound like American riffraff (pardon the redundancy). They certainly had their stiff upper lips full explaining all the pageantry, ac cumulated over centuries of tradition. Even the Meghan Markle father drama was restrained, with Prince Charles taking up the slack. So we were treated to a jolly good show set in the splendor of St. Georges Chapel at Windsor Castle. It was Perhaps Donald Trump was watching from somewhere, pondering the holds watching, often at ungodly hours. He would be clearly puzzled by how any thing so tasteful and civilized could be so appealing, since he has absolutely no experience with that. Trumps best chance at ratings will be the Singapore Fling with Kim Jong any royal wedding, even this one. But ratingswise, it wont get nearly so many eyes. First of all, consider the players: The royal wedding had the dashing Prince Harry starring with beautiful and elegant Meghan Markle. The summit has Kim the Rock et Man and Donnie the Dotard. Compare the supporting cast: in Windsor, Prince William, for instance; Singapore will have John Bolton. Perhaps the ratings could get a jolt if they invited some of the celebrity groupies that are always eager to show up for these televised megaevents. Oprah was mingling at the festivities; so were George and Amal Clooney. Elton John and his husband were there too. Rest assured that his booking agent has reminded Washington and Pyongyang that Elton John wrote Rocket Man. Of course, we dont know that there will be a reception or dinner. We dont sides gives off the odor of two grooms who might just get cold feet and walk away from the altar. Meghan and Harry decidedly did not. Instead, after vowing their unshak able love for one another, they left the building as husband and wife, riding in would clearly be putting the cart before the horse. So much hostile distrust has Simply ending that might be an accomplishment, but there will need to be an agreement for North Korea to dismantle its nuclear arsenal, and that will require mechanisms. Maybe they bring in Michael Curry to provide good vibes. Thats the Most Rev. Michael Curry, the leader of the U.S. Episcopal Church, whose stemwinder with its African American touches was a highlight of the royal wedding that was re ally all highlight: Love can help and heal when nothing else can, he passionately exclaimed. The odd coupling of Kim and Don will require more than love to push the world away from the brink of disaster. more than 20 years with CNN. (c) 2018 Bob Franken Distributed by King Features Syndicate, Inc.THE CHINESE THREAT ISNT JUST TRADEBy Rich Lowry not succeed in getting the Chinese to buy more of our stuff. challenge. China isnt just a commercial but a strategic competitor with the United States. It seeks to restore its former national glory, establish hegemony in East nomic growth would soften China. the world and has poured resources into a decades long military buildup. As it has grown in strength, it has become increasingly assertive in making maritime claims in the region. It harasses its neighbors it wants to cow into submission, as we are shouldered aside. We have long failed to grapple with the Chinese threat because we have believed that rising per capita income would do our work for us by inevitably de mocratizing China; because corporate America covets the Chinese market; and because, as Miles Maochun Yu of the Naval Academy points out, we are always right. At the moment, we are in the midst of a collective national freakout about sias. While Russia is associated with the weapons of the 20th century, China is an enduring advantage in developing next frontier military technology. The comprehensive challenge of China deserves a comprehensive re sponse. Diplomatically, we need to strengthen relations with all those countries on Chinas periphery that feel threatened by it, Taiwan and Japan in particular. Militarily, we need to spend more on research and development and on building up our Navy. And we need to make it clear to China, through robust pa trolling, that we are committed to maintaining freedom of navigation in the region. tilism than blustery threats of tariffs. This will require allies, which means that we China out of creating trade norms in the region, but Trump abandoned it in a ble American democracy lacks. When dealing with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, apparently desperate for any agreement he can wave around as a vic belief. We need a strategy to convince them otherwise, and it will be the work of decades.

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Page 12 In The ZonePrep Now for Hurricane Season, Contd from pg.1Commissioners issue the evacuation order and did so for Irma when the predicted storm high. A hurricanes eye hosts its maximum wind speed, spinning made Irma such a potential storm surge threat. Fortunately, the eye wobbled at the last minute, hitting Marco Island and the Everglades, so we lucked out. Evacuating is a tough decision, emphasized Bjostad. If you stay in your home, there will be no emergency services, as Lee County prohibits its vehicles on the road in sustained winds of operates, but no one responds until winds drop below that. Make a hurricane plan and do so closer to Memorial Day than Labor Day! Wherever you end up should be at 10 miles inland. Lee County has one Special Needs Shelter, with electricity for medical equipment and air conditioning, including transportation arrangements, but you must register for that well in advance of a hurricane, as it you through the system. We only in advance is key! Lee County last year decided to accept pets at all shelters, he related. Up to then, we but discovered the Number One Reason why people wont leave their homes is they wont leave behind Lady or Tabby. He emphasized, Shelters are not fun but during Irma we hungry or became dehydrated, and each had American Red Cross personnel and Lee County Sheriffs Deputies to take care of medical and safety needs. It is not a vacation, but during these rare emergencies, we become your lifeboat and you will survive, so wrap your head around that! Be as comfortable as you can, like wearing short sleeves and pants; bringing your cellphone charger, board games and reading materials; and remember: baby wipes are your best friend! You can have an air mattress but not prevents law enforcement from seeing inside, and we prohibit weapons and alcohol. For Irma, we ended up with 14! While waiting to enter, have an umbrella, chair and sunscreen to protect against the hot sun. Do these things and we will all get through this together!HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS KITS Whether you stay or evacuate, Bjostad encouraged everyone to have a Hurricane Preparedness Kit. You need with additional water for food preparation and sanitation, and as many bags of ice as possible. with water and place them in the freezer. They become ice, so if you lose power, they keep the freezer cool, and when they melt, you have drinking water. Have a portable supply of prescriptions, and cash! If power is out and you cant swipe a credit card or access an ATM, money! Hurricanes can separate families, so pick the same person through whom everyone can coordinate; preferably someone call, to free up telephone lines, and keep your contact information in a wallet or notebook, should you be unable to start or recharge your electronics. Hasten your evacuation by previously assembling the following resistant box that becomes your an electronic copy you can upload into a secure cloud storage service. Include important medical records and insurance policies, agent Hurricane Jim Bjostad recalls the impact of Charley in August 2004.

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Page 13 In The ZonePrep Now for Hurricane Season, Contd from pg.12contact information, and a recent home inventory and video of your possessions. Relevant documents social security card, passports, drivers license, wills, and house deed or lease. Pet owners must keep them in a carrier if in a shelter, and take their medical records, a recent photograph should you tags, and adequate water, food, and medication. As for your home, protect all windows, doors, garage door, and if possible roof. Unplug appliances, especially televisions, and turn off electricity and the main water valve. Store lawn furniture, toys, and garden tools; remove antennas; anchor anything you cannot bring inside; never stay in a mobile home; have a weather radio you safety apps like Code Red, as Lee updating social media throughout the emergency. Keep your vehicle gas tanks full, because when power is out and you have no air conditioning, you can hop in every so often to keep cool! AFTER THE STORM Following Irma, only about 1% of Lee County had power the next thing we do is clear a lane through major roadways, to respond to the most dire emergencies. Drinking water and sewage may be limited, with cellphone infrastructure down, online are for hospitals and major shelters, like Germaine and Alico Arenas. Next are those to critical infrastructures, then the largest populations, followed by individual blocks. If you use a home generator, make sure a licensed electrician does the work, not only for your safety but for electrical workers, to not injure or kill them by reverse power surges. Never use generators in your home, garage or on the lanai that prevents air your home and neighbors. Have a carbon dioxide detector, with fresh batteries, and sleep with it right next to your head, as that gas is colorless, odorless and tasteless. Fort Myers Beach residents and businesses may obtain a hurricane reentry pass at Town Hall. In the event of an evacuation, the the island. Pick up an application at Town Hall or online at www.fmbgov. com under Community > For Islanders. Applicants must provide a photo ID and proof of residency; see the website. For additional hurricane information, contact Lee County Emergency Management at com or call the United Way Storm Information Hotline at 211. While Hurricanes Charley and Wilma were bad, Bjostad concluded, the last time we had storm before Irma was Donna years. It is, however, much smarter to prepare for another one now, so we all get through it safely! Hurricane Irmas path and rainfall totals in the state last September. Tree damage caused by Hurricane Irma at Church of the Ascension. .

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Page 14 Fascinating & FunGuided Beach Walk Offered All YearBy Gary Mooney gary@fortmyersbeach.news From late fall through the early spring, right during the peak and seasonal guests, the Lee County Parks & Recreation Department hosts a treasure trove of free, fun, family nature walks on and around Fort Myers Beach, including at Matanzas Pass Preserve, Bunche Beach and Bowditch Point Park. When our visitors depart, however, so do these programs, so what is a person to do who needs their dose of nature during our summer months? Fortunately, the historic Mound House has you covered, as they host their Guided Beach Walk Boulevard every Tuesday morning, weather permitting, at 9 a.m. While the walk is free and does not require any advance reservations, if you drive to Newton Park, there is a May program for roughly 10 adults and children, though the Mound House staff will take over the duties for the summer season. Even before we hit the beach, Gayle talked about the sea oats adjacent to the Newton Cottage. They can withstand sand in place when a big storm strikes the island. At higher winds than that, they will bend over, but then they rebound and reposition themselves to hold on to more sand. Unfortunately, when Hurricane Irma hit Fort Myers Beach last September 10, we lost quite a few baby sea oats that we planted about six months before that, but the mature ones survived and did their job to protect the beach. Gail pointed out that current experts do not recommend structures like the Newton Park seawall, stating that such barriers can cause more of the beach to be swept away then they preserve, along with doing greater damage to neighboring properties, so we dont encourage their construction. They can be a detriment to the nesting sea turtles as well. Now lets walk down to the beach to see what valves, explained Gayle, with an inside. The interior of their shells quite beautiful, while the outside of the shell is as rough as sandpaper. horse conch egg case that Gayle stated can hold up to 200 eggs, though only perhaps one of those will survive, with all of the rest being lost to the water. The mother horse conch says, How can I protect my eggs, then she comes across the pen shell and anchors it to that, along the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico for safety. The horse conch is the State of Florida shell, but the on our beach. Shells are predators of each other, with the Banded tulip the worst, even attacking its own brothers and sisters. We discover conchs who grow up to be not so lovable!BORING SPONGES & SCRUBBING BUBBLES The beach teems with numerous sea creatures: Parchment tube worms are excellent snacks for birds and other beach animals, Gayle related, so they bury themselves for protection from predators. The plum worm covers itself with an entire necklace of shells and sea grasses that becomes a very rough texture. Boring sponges get their name, not because they have dull personalities, but because they cover other shells entirely, then work their magic over them by drilling multiple holes. Slipper snails look like tiny bedroom slippers that you could slide a small foot inside! Marine worms decorate themselves Standing on the Newton Park seawall, Gayle explains how seawalls effect the beach environment.

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Page 15 with shells and sand to keep birds from eating them. When you see a sand dollar in a gift shop, you will birds next to them, that are actually pieces of what people think of as parts of their mouths; they are not really doves, but it makes a good story! Gayle spots a keyhole urchin, calling them scrubbing bubbles! They will scrub the sea algae and bacteria to keep the Gulf clean for us. The common jingle shell comes in all kinds of different colors, and are also known as the potato chip or mermaid toenail shell, and the shiny jewelry box shells are beautiful! Many of the creatures we see today grow their own shells, as they gather the Gulf water, then extract calcium carbonate to build shells around themselves. She reminded everyone that it is illegal to take any live shells one and want to save its life, please dont chuck it back into the Gulf, as they are just tiny little animals, and smacking around inside their hard shells will kill them; gently take them to the edge of the water and then place them back in. Gayle led the Guided Beach Walk in bare feet, with a nice conversational style and witty sense of humor. She picked up and discussed whatever she found on what people on the walk discovered each of the children had handfuls of dead shells that they had collected. This particular Tuesday was overcast, with the sun breaking through near the end, along with a cool seabreeze that made for Gulf of Mexico. The entire program occurred on the beach directly in front of the Newton Cottage, so despite its title, there was actually very little walking! Every Guided Beach Walk is different, depending upon what participants discover that morning.UNCOMMON FRIENDS Newton Park is the former Seven Seas estate of Jim and Ellie Uncommon Friends, detailing his personal relationships with key 20th Edison, Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, Charles Lindbergh and Dr. Alexis Carrel. The park has tiki huts, picnic tables, a restroom and water fountain, and is available for rentals for weddings and other functions. The Mound House, Estero Islands oldest standing structure now owned by the Town of Fort Myers Beach and converted to a museum, is the communitys cultural and environmental programs each month. Admission It is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 Connecticut Street, with additional see www.moundhouse.org. hour free Guided Nature Walk is offered every Tuesday, weather permitting, at 9 a.m. Meet at the thatched hut and wear sunscreen, appropriate clothing, shoes that can get wet, with sunglasses and a hat if necessary; for details contact the Fort Myers Beach Cultural amazing beach treasures!Fascinating & FunGuided Beach Walk Offered All Year, Continued A horse conch egg case is explained to the group by Gayle Crabtree-Pergoli.

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Page 16 Each week Around & About fea tures community announcements and events held by charitable are open to everyone. Check the events listed here and pick up a copy of SAND LIFE entertainment magazine! MORNING MEANDERJoin an experienced Bird Patrol olus Dr, Fort Myers, on SA June 2 at 8am for Morning Meander, an easy walk along clear paths with an opportunity to see birds in na tive vegetation. Lakes Park is a birding hot spot and crucial nesting area for many birds. Wear comfort able shoes and dress to be outside. Bring water, sunscreen and binocu lars. For more information call SWIM LESSONSSummer is swim lesson time. The Beach pool offers lessons for just $20 thanks to the support of the Beach Kiwanis Clubs Every Child a Swimmer program. All class The next Sunday lessons will be FREE LUNCH FOR KIDSLee County Schools and Fort My ers Beach Elementary School are participating in the Summer Feed Program. From June 4 to July 27, kids 18 and under are invited to come to the Dolphin Caf at Beach School for a free, delicious lunch. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Lunch is provided Monday HOTI MEETINGThe Historic Heart of the Island (HOTI) Community Meeting will be way Caf. Everyone interested in the development of this area as a second tourist destination for the Island as outlined in our Comp Plan and LDC is invited to attend. For POOL TIMEThe Community Pool at Bay Oaks pool area, slide and lap swim area, plus shaded tables. The Floating Obstacle Course will be in place class is offered every MO, WE & FR WOMANS CLUBThe FMB Womans Club will hold are welcome. NON-PROFIT MEETINGThe Womans Club is sponsoring the Womans Club. They hope to launch a community calendar and discuss opportunities to work to gether and support the community. GOLF TOURNEYJoin the Fort Myers Beach Cham ber of Commerce for their 2nd Annual Golf Tournament on June 8 for an 8am shotgun start at the Spring Run Golf Club in Bonita a BBQ lunch, amazing prizes, $10 To register or for more information ber.comBRIDGEEvery MO & FR a Senior Bridge Chapel by the Sea Silver Hall. Cost is $4, snacks included. All are wel CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUPThose who care for loved ones with Alzheimers face special challeng es. Every month on the second Friday of the month, Chapel by the Sea hosts a Caregivers Support by the SWFL Gulf Coast Chapter Alzheimers Association, the group is conducted by trained facilitators. It is a safe place to develop a sup port system, exchange practical in formation on caregiving challenges and possible solutions, talk through issues and ways to cope and learn about community resources. There is no fee or registration. Next meet ing: FR June 8 at 1pm. MOUND HOUSEThe historic Mound House needs immediate volunteers to serve as Museum Store Assistants, who help guests with tickets, member ships and Museum Store products, volunteers. The Mound House, at WE & SA from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call Dexter Nor ris, Mound House Environmental HURRICANE RE-ENTRY PASSESFort Myers Beach residents and businesses may obtain a hurricane event of an evacuation, passes land. If you have a Purple (resident) or Yellow (business) pass, they are valid for the 2018 season. If you do not already have one of those, pick up an application at Town Hall or online at The Town of Fort Myers Beach website: Emergency Pre paredness. Applicants will need to provide photo I.D. and proof of res idency. For details on what proof is A Publication of FortMyersBeach.news A Daily Guide to Fun on the Beach FREE

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Page 17 website. Passes will not be mailed this year, so stop in Town Hall to get yours!CODE REDThe Town of Fort Myers Beach uses to warn residents, business owners and property owners of emergen cies, like hurricane evacuations or boil water notices. Emergency noti ways: via a recorded message to a phone line, a text message to a email address. Residents, business owners and property owners are encouraged to sign up with a home phone number, a cell phone number for CODE RED, please go to fmb gov.com and click on the Code Red button on the left side of the page. Have any questions? Stop by Town PUBLIC SAFETY SEMINAR will offer a free community presen tation, A Citizens Response to Active Shooter & Mass Casualty ra B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Be part of this compelling presenta tion by law enforcement and public your level of preparedness should allowed. All bags subject to search. orgBEACH LIBRARYThe Fort Myers Beach Library is a great place to visit. Browse the li author or sign up for some time on the librarys computers. Head to the artist of the month or stop in the Friends Used Book Store. The Li ing programs include: CROW Wildlife Clinic Memory ImprovementMOUND HOUSEA unique archaeological and his torical site on Fort Myers Beach located directly on Estero Bay, the Mound House offers a variety of programs for local residents & visi costs, reservations and additional coming programs include: Kayak Tour; 11am & 2pm Shell Walk at Newton Park; 11am & 2pm Tour. vations required; call for exact time) FORT MYERS BEACH NESTS................... 18 HATCHED............. 0 BONITA SPRINGS HATCHED ............. 0LOVERS KEY STATE PARKGuided nature programs are offered in the park. All programs require reg istration, are free with park entry and take place at 10am. To register call include: KIWANIS SCHOLARSHIPSThe Fort Myers Beach Kiwanis Club code area to apply for $2,000 schol arships that can be used for tuition, books, room & board at the vocation al technical school, college or univer sity of choice. Applications available at fortmyersbeachkiwanis.org. Ap plications and all required materials Government Meetings (School Resource tion, Coconut & Hercules Piers. Final Hearings: Mango Parking, Dock & Shoreline Structures. 1st Hearings: Carousel RPD, Dullard RPD, Neighborhood Flooding Amendment) fmbgov.com.

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Page 18 SHOP LOCAL BUY LOCAL! SUPPORT OUR ISLAND BUSINESSES! CATHIE LEWIS, REALTOR

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Page 19 We followed that last year with the Travelocity Roaming Gnome making several appearances, as well as our promotion at the huge consumer travel destination show in New York City, one of our regions four largest domestic visitor markets. Tamara Pigott, the VCB Executive Director, wanted to return this years program to the local area, to include everyone from residents to visitors, children through seniors, so we started to think about ways to make that happen. Before long, the VCB team focused on the Guinness Book of World Records, checking out seashell categories. We noticed that in October of 2017, in Turkey, the Shell Oil Company, as part of station owners, set a new record for the largest human seashell, Brian explained. They recreated the famous Shell Oil Company logo thought that would be a cool mark to go after. We checked in with the Guinness folks, to see if we needed to exceed that percentage, but people would do it, so that is the minimum number of participants we need, to help spread the word about our fabulous beaches.REGISTER NOW FOR FREE HAT & SHIRT The World Record attempt will occur Thursday, June 21 at The Outrigger Beach Resort on Boulevard. We selected The Outrigger because its beach is very wide and ideal for our shell design, Brian related, While we want everyone to participate, to set the World Record, you must register in advance, because each person the shell design. Go the main VCB webpage at www.leevcb.com and click on the National Seashell Day your group. We need everyone registered by the close of business on Monday, June 18, to produce Put It in A Seashell VCB Hosts Guinness Record Attempt, Contd from pg.1TO PARTICIPATE IN THE NATIONAL SEASHELL DAY 1. Sign up by Monday, June 18 at www.leevcb.com 2. On Thursday, June 21, take the trolley, ride a bike or walk to No parking available at Outrigger. sunglasses, sunscreen and a towel. engineer the appropriate human shell size. Brian emphasized, Everything is free, with each and accompanying hat. We will have complimentary water and fruit, with plenty of restrooms and we are working to ensure that unfortunately we cannot allow pets. Please wear khaki shorts and bring not pollute the beach with plastic. For your comfort, we suggest a beach blanket or towel, sunscreen and sunglasses. There will be no event parking at The Outrigger. It simply cannot accommodate that many cars, Brian said. As a result, everyone will receive a free Lee Tran Trolley Pass for that morning. If you are coming from the north, park at the new Beach Park & Ride at 11101 Summerlin Square, at Summerlin and Pine Ridge Roads, while those from the south should park at the Lovers Key Park & Ride at 8700 Estero Boulevard, on the east side of the road. Trams will run with the record attempt beginning Once everyone is in place, Brian summarized, a drone will take capture the image, not only as proof for the Guinness organization, but to email every participant a photo, so come celebrate with us, tell our destination story and become a World Record holder on National Seashell Day, June 21!

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Page 20 Seafood Steaks Cocktails Lunch Dinner Beachside Sandwiches piersidegrill.com | Open Daily 11 a.m. 11 p.m. | Next to the Public Pier Share your food and drink photos with #PierSideEats Paying Attention to the Details Sam called his wife and said to her in a weak voice, Hey baby, I was driving to a coffee shop to meet Mary when all of a sudden, a stray dog came in the way. I tried to steer left to avoid running it down, but the car skidded due to high speed, rolled over and almost ran off the cliff. The car was hanging nose down over the cliff, as I looked down fearing impending death. I just managed to climb out of the car and save my life, just before the car fell over the cliff crashing thousands of feet below and was blown into smithereens. Sam continued, I was taken to a hospital. I have a broken leg, broken jaw, dislocated shoulder and several injuries on my head. There was silence on the phone, then the wife asked, Who is Mary?

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Page 21 experience in the espresso detox bath, amazed at the results of it Former Bad Company lead singer Brian Howe cant wait for the delicious coffee at the Munch Box. Wow! This $17.00 Frappe Spiced Banana Caramel Creme Upside Down Cake Chai Latte is so good I could take a bath in it. Its 3am I must be lonely! Deja-brew!! Up before the sun as usual for the daily grind !! Calgon take me awayyy!! Living the cream! WHAT IS COMMUNITY COMICS Each week I draw a cartoon and put it up on my FB page (Mark List) on Saturday morning, and ask all my FB friends to contribute captions for the cartoon. I also ask that everyone vote for the ones they think are the funniest. The ones with the most Likes by Wednesday get printed in the funnies pages that week. We do it simply for the fun of it.

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Page 23 Congratulations Beach School Graduates! ers at Fort Myers Beach Elementary School celebrated the end of their elementary school years at a Graduation and Awards Ceremony Tues day morning, May 29, 2018 in the Dolphin Caf at the school. Before an teacher Mrs. Jennifer Martin presented awards to students, many of whom had attended Beach School since kindergarten. She encouraged and assured her students that they were ready for the transition to Mid dle School in the fall. The program closed with a video of each student to the school. Graduating students include: Mallory Amos, Erin Boone, Gilberti, Joshua Leech, Preston Lorraine, Dylan Mason and William Moe. Mrs. Martin presented several awards to members of her 5th grade class. Each 5th grader expressed their plan on how they will change the world. Miss Renee assisted students in serving refreshments to their families after graduation. The 5th grade presented the song, Cups.

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Page 26 Doors open at 1:45 PM. Beach Theater If you unexpectedly found yourself in the chaos of an active shooter or mass casualty event, would you know what to do to survive and assist the injured around you? Have you prepared yourself to make injured before medical assistance arrives? If necessary, do you know arrive? It is critical that each one of us has a plan in place should the unthinkable happen. With this in mind, members of the public are invited to join the and the Lee County Trauma District for a compelling presentation on real world responses that anyone can do if ever confronted with an active shooter situation or mass casualty event. Learn how to respond, assess, protect and identify defenses during an active assailant encounter. Bystander responders are those in attendance when an incident takes place, said Sheriff Mike Scott. We must empower the public to be part of the solution. What if? scenarios, provide information to help attendees develop a plan, and teach how to assist others in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. In addition, a question and answer panel session with sheriffs representatives, EMS personnel and Lee Health Trauma will conclude the event. This FREE public safety seminar will be held on Saturday, June FSW Parkway, Fort Myers. Doors open at 8:00am. Registration is door. The group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is Myers on Saturday, June 2, the Fourth Annual National Gun Violence a bounce house, food & beverages, fun photo prop area, voter registra tion, information tables and more. On arrival at Lakes Park, head to Pa vilion A7. Attendees are urged to wear orange to honor the victims and lamation declaring June 2, 2018 as National Gun Violence Awareness Day in Fort Myers and a member of the Fort Myers group of Moms De mand Action will speak. Additional sponsors include Abuse Counseling & Treatment, Inc., Golisano Childrens Hospital and National Alliance on Mental Illness. The Wear Orange campaign (www.WearOrange.org) grew out school that asked their classmates to honor the life of their murdered friend Hadiya Pendleton by wearing orange, the color hunters wear in The campaign asks Americans who believe that more can be done to save lives from gun violence to Wear Orange on June 2, National Gun Violence Awareness Day. Those who wear orange pledge to honor the dangerous hands and to protect children from gun violence. Wear Or ange has already reached more than 220 million people worldwide and in 2017, every U.S. state hosted at least one Wear Orange event.Active Shooter & Mass Casualty Training Gun Violence Awareness Day June 2 in Lakes Park

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