Volume 18, Number 26 By Islanders, For Islanders Fort Myers Beach, Florida June 29th, 2018 FREEFortMyersBeach.news The Fourth of July Town of FMB Hosts Holiday FestivitiesBy Gary Mooney firstname.lastname@example.org What better way could anyone wish to spend the Fourth of July than a parade in the morning, watermelon and cake in the afternoon and a breathtaking If this is your ideal All-American celebration, spend your Fourth on Fort Myers Beach! We begin the holiday with our annual parade, said Sean DePalma, the Towns Parks & Recreation Department Director. It the Fort Myers Beach Public Library, at 10 a.m. It heads north on the island, past Times Square, then Jeeps, donated by Galloway Ford, for our dignitaries, such as the Shamp. Following the parade, the Square from Noon to 2 p.m. We as last years went so well, with contestants registering at Times Square and Melon1 donating them. complementary Red, White & Blue quick! There will be a dunk tank, and we will sell patriotic hats and leis, after-school programs and Summer and Winter Camps. Right now, we donations coordinated by Mayor Tracey Gore, and that is great, so if you or your company would like to sponsor other community children, please contact me at the Parks & Recreation Department. The highlight, of course, is Fort Myers Beach Pier at 9 p.m. Garden State Fireworks does the show, Sean said. It will last roughly 20 minutes and will be bigger and better than last year! Because of the parade Contd pg.5 The 4th of July Parade kicks off at 10am with a patriotic theme. Photo by Sarah List.6 QuestionsMayor Kevin Ruane & Water QualityBy Gary Mooney email@example.com Periodically, the Island Sand Paper asks a community leader 6 focused information on a topic of local importance. This edition Ruane. He was on the Sanibel City for one, and is now in his 9th year as Mayor. Ruane is coordinating to reduce the brown water releases to the east and west coast estuaries Q1: As you make your way around Lee County, Southwest Florida, and even with national leaders, what kind of reactions and suggestions are you receiving? I work with a lot of different concerning clean water, and and suggestions I offer are based Contd pg.11 2018 FMB Citizen of The YearBill Veach Making a DifferenceBy Gary Mooney firstname.lastname@example.org Myers Beach for three reasons, recently unanimously selected as a stronger part of the community. all its residents to help at many you meet so many folks! I recently took part in the World Record for the largest human seashell and I those 1,000 people! called Northglenn, that is also degree from Northern Colorado in engineering technology, then later Utah. I worked for a company that made pipeline equipment, as an inspector, and that ended up being my professional career. company was bought by a larger company that was bought by a him, so I became Contd pg.8 Families line the dock at Bonita Bills during a previous 4th of July Kids Fishing Tournament. See whats happening on this 4th of July! See pg.4Lovers Key Gopher Tortoise WalkKeystone Species Older than DinosaursBy Gary Mooney email@example.com gathered at the Black Island Trail (LKSP), across Big Carlos Pass from the southern tip of Fort Myers Beach, to begin our Gopher Tortoise Talk & Walk on Friday, disconnected his three cellphones, getting to turn all this stuff off! LKSP conducts these said, because the majority of our more than one million annual the beach for the day, get back in of hiking trails and two-and-ahalf miles of canal trails, so these are ways to get more people to a natural way. We do a different program each Friday morning, on a year-round basis, rotating in-andout 6 or 7 key ones, like on gopher tortoise, dolphins, manatees and sharks, while throwing in an odd has tarpon, dolphin, manatee, sea turtles, nesting shorebirds and a large assortment of wildlife.Contd pg.12
Page 3 LETTERS to the EDITOR REMEMBERING LION FRED In memory of seated President Lion Fred Schmiesing its time to come together and celebrate his life and spirit. will be holding a Celebration of Life on July 13 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, New Prague, MN. I said yes. So please help me in planning and joining in on creating a Celwould like to participate. hotmail.com and let her know if you can help, any ideas to include in the Lion Paula Schuttera Fort Myers Beach Lions Club SUMMER SOLSTICE SUNSET 2018 Photo by Stephen Staack LYNN HALL MEMORIAL PARKPhoto by Carol Figura
Page 4 Beach Botanyby Jim RodwellPINELAND HELIOTROPE YELLOW The Pineland Heliotrope, Heliotropium polyphyllum, is an herbaceous perennial that can grow stems grow from a single root stock. The stems may be erect or low to generally linear to 1 inch in length, smooth on top and hairy underneath. are with a yellow eye at the center of the corolla or all yellow petals. Flowers are about inch in diameter. Blooming occurs all year. This species is endemic to Florida. There are large populations growing moist pinelands and low hammocks habitats in Floridas central and southern counties. Finding populations of polyphyllum with populations of polyphyllum with the the picture. rfnttb bb rffn SALES CENTER OPEN DAILYtbbbr f f PRIVATE LABEL LIVING DEVELOPED BY r fntbrbbbb bbbtbtt bbbtb bbbbt tt bbtb b b bnb bb bb bbbb bb n f Reel FunKids Fishing Tournament July Kids Fishing Tournament is set for this Saturday, June 30th from 9 a.m. till noon at Bonita Bills participate. years. Bonita Bills Waterfront Caf is located at 702 Fishermans Wharf on San Carlos Island (under the Bridge). Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and kids bring their own poles (one pole and hook per child) and any other bait they wish to use. families together and introduce our children to the learned, they can then share the beauty of our natural area. We are grateful to all our community partners lasting childhood memories. Science Center, Bonita Bills Waterfront Caf, Semmer Myers Beach Tarpon Hunters Club, Bean Whitaker, make possible this free tournament that builds family bonds while promoting awareness of our natural resources. Donations are always appreciated. For more information, or to learn how you can become a About the Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center: Marine Science Center is a self-funded 501(c)(3) A proud angler and his catch. Photos Sarah List
Page 5 www.MatanzasOnTheBay.com416 Crescent Street, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931 CALL FOR WATERFRONT ACCOMMODATIONS (239) 463-925 8 RESTAURANT INN MARINA Free Boat Dockage Indoor & Outdoor Seating Call Ahead Seating Available Happy Hour Everyday Live Music Daily Upstairs Sports Bar ADD US TO YOUR BEACH BUCKET LISTMATANZAS ON THE BAY just ask the locals! Private Event Packages! Town of FMB Hosts Holiday Festivities, Contd from pg.1 twice on The Fourth: from 9 to 11 for the parade, then again from 9 until roughly 11:30 p.m. for the sponsors complementary trolleys, 11:25 p.m. and the Beach Park & Ride from 7 a.m. to 10:50 p.m. Last year, the Fourth was beautiful, Sean recalled, with full When the parade reached Times Square and came around that bend, there were so many happy people. It was so patriotic and Allin your head, and you could see big crowd! The Fourth of July on Fort Myers Beach is spectacular to the Towns Parks & Recreation and Public Works Departments, Parks & Recreation, the Fort Myers Beach Fire Control District, and COUNCIL WRESTLES WITH FIREWORKS FUNDING The Town of Fort Myers Beach pays for all The Fourth of when Town Council set the 2017-18 budget at its September 21, 2017, meeting, was far from unanimous. In recent years, the Town shared costs for The Fourth of July and businesses and a fundraising group before each show. This is the annual gnashing then-Council member Shamp at last Septembers meeting. These cost from $55,000 to $60,000 each time, with the way it is structured that the Town pays for half, and some mystery person or community business or the Chamber or Tooth Fairy comes up with the other half, as blowing up $120,000 is a lot! I personally feel the Town should do preference is The Fourth, as the Town can participate on New Years agreed, adding. There is the sheriff and permitting; there is so much Dennis Boback offered to fund one call it a day, with Gore countering that. Council member Butcher agreed with Shamp and Gore. I fund The Fourth and if someone then great. Council member Cereceda said shed like to see the Town These are holidays, whether you is a hideous decision, and I will not support the budget because of it. principle, replied Cereceda, but because this makes me mad as hell! Gore made a motion to Fourth of July Fireworks not to cupcakes and ball drop. Council Cereceda and Boback Against. I am not spending $72,000 for Against. For more information on The Parks & Recreation Department Even pirates celebrate the 4th of July on Fort Myers Beach. Photo by Sarah List Photo by Gary Mooney.
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Page 7 By Larry Kiker Lee County Commissioner District 3 An opportunity now exists to come up with options to help trac ow and improve on bicycle and pedestrian safety at the base of the Matanzas Pass Bridge on the north end of Fort Myers Beach. It will take a collective eort between the Town, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Lee County, TPI Hospitality and the Margaritaville Resort. e County has made a verbal commitment to lead stakeholders and to facilitate that discussion. County sta is beginning to look at conceptual options which should result in a very preliminary plan, hopefully by later this summer. TPI and the Town have completed a grueling approval process that most believe will change the face of Fort Myers Beach forever. In that process, the Town was able to accept property that was formerly the location of the Greater Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce site. at constricted and congested area could potentially now have more proverbial elbow room, given the now-public ownership of that site. Lee Countys ownership of the old Seafarers property and the Crescent Beach Family Park also adds to the publicly owned footprint. For over a year, FDOT has continued its work studying the base of the bridge and its trac patterns, while accommodating for bike and pedestrian safety on the bridge. All of this is triggering the need for collaboration and conversation. Lee County and the Town have signicant work to do and are fully committed to nishing the Estero Boulevard project, including the portion at the north end. Completion of the north end portion could be a similar experience we encountered during Segment 1, where we saw how complicated it was but how gratifying the results were. To me, the conversation that needs to happen now is obvious. We have an opportunity with the Town, TPI, FDOT and the County to get this right. We can create an entryway to the Beach that is aimed at safety for pedestrians and bicyclists, helping to sort out trac and make it attractive all at the same time. During that dialogue we can discuss the options that are available. For example, the BoCC could declare the old Seafarers property as surplus and place it on the open market for bid. is would surely result in another project to be built in that bustling and congested area. On the other hand, for years the County has had many discussions and regular meetings with the Town (beginning when Bob Raymond was mayor and all the others since to set the timeframe) on what could take place. We explored many good ideas. e problem was that all of the pieces of the puzzle were never all there. Now they are! e Countys intent was always to leave the very north tip of the Estero Boulevard project until the end. e single biggest discussion leading to a correct decision is to increase the Right Of Way anywhere we can in that immediate area. is will take -as noted -cooperation from everyone that can be involved. It may mean concessions resulting in land swapping, ridding development rights, and of course more funding. is possibility was not discussed during the TPI/FMB approval and it has not been a consideration for the FDOT study either. All of this should be accomplished before any major changes are made moving forward, and frankly it does not have to be a complicated process. TPI has noted verbally that they would cooperate as much as they can, with the underlying theme that no actions will become a catalyst to begin another approval process. e Town indicated that their interest would be based on the initial plan, when it was ready. Both parties indicated that the primary goal would be to not build any additional buildings and use the space for a view corridor. Both acknowledged the need for the bicycle, pedestrian and trac opportunities. Lee County has alerted FDOT that we would like their assistance in the formation of a preliminary plan that would begin the process to identify critical paths so that they can be addressed. We have to get this right, and now is the time. Of course there will be plenty of public input, and hopefully the end result will be the crown we all have always hoped for.Guest Commentary: Do What is Right
Page 8 2018 FMB Citizen of The Year: Bill Veach, Contd from pg.1a consultant, along with the man discussing what to name our new He was a strict Mormon who did not drink, but I pointed it out and said, What if we call it Magpie Systems telling that story to this day! We we took it, though I remained with them for another three years after the sale. Following that, Bill and to Colorado, as my Mom was sick and we wanted to be closer to her. We relocated back to Wyoming for four years, around The Great Recession, and the funny thing was, we hardly felt that there, as not cold weather, as winters there can be brutal. In researching, we learned that Lee County and Fort Myers led the nation in foreclosures, so we on a home. While shopping around, looked like a great community and we found a wonderful house right on the beach. That was 2010 and here we still are!AN OBEDIENT HUSBAND Shortly after becoming Fort Myers Beach residents, Randa with The Mound House and the encouraged me to do the same, and since I am an obedient husband, and did so with Turtle Time, but then I took the Fort Myers Beach leadership class and determined I wanted to do something for the Town. Bill spoke with Town Clerk Michelle Mayher, telling her I assignment where they needed me, as long as it were not too boring! She said the Marine Resources openings, and they worked on though I did not know a great deal about that at the time, so that is where I ended up. I only was a member for a meeting or two when Chairman! That was daunting, as there are no lessons or classes to prepare you for that, and then there you are! Today, it is nice being Chair; in fact, I recently joined the from running those meetings! With MRTF, Bill is most proud of the plastic straw ban on Fort Myers Beach, not only for what it does for the island, but that is now seemingly spreading across beach in Southwest Florida, there are many people who feel what occurs here. We hope our of plastic bags ban, though State to implement that now, and I am optimistic. We are also planning on a reusable bag program, and hope to announce sponsorships later this year. As for CRAB, I hope we become a clearinghouse for proposals, where if someone has and forward them to Town Council for the ultimate decision. I also will ultimately happen at Bayside Seafarers Mall site, so those are PRIVILEGE TO SERVE Council member Anita Cereceda nominated Bill to be the of the marathon Council meeting on Monday, June 18, describing him as quiet, yet forceful when necessary, and a classic model of a community member, who embraced the charge Since Bill addressed three issues on that agenda, he was one of the few left in the audience when I wondered if Anita nominated me you and I left in the room, he joked to this reporter. If I left early, you might be leading The Fourth of July Parade this year! Seriously, it was such a surprise and quite humbling, as the Parade Grand Marshall, I When Bill ponders the most for the Town, I learn about the as this is all so different from the mountains where I grew up. Until you learn these things, you assume the beach is a bunch of sterile is life all around and in and on and under the beach. This is a great island and community, and it is a is no question now that this is our Bill Veach, the Town of Fort Myers Beach 2018 Citizen of The Year. Photo by Gary Mooney.
Page 9 Your Hometown Newspaper for over 18 years Missy Layeld, Editor Editor@fortmyersbeach.newsWhat is written without effort is in general read without pleasure. Samuel Johnson Mike Buster Circulation Manager c/o Info@fortmyersbeach.newsLife is pleasant. Death is peaceful. Its the transition thats troublesome. Isaac Asimov Mark List, Production ManagerProduction@fortmyersbeach.newsPart of being sane, is being a little bit crazy. Janet Long Sarah List, Photographerinfo@fortmyersbeach.newsChallenge is a dragon with a gift in its mouth Tame the dragon and the gift is yours. Noela Evans Sandy Sandness, Advertisinginfo@fortmyersbeach.newsAll work and no play makes Jack a dull boy and Jill a rich widow. Evan EsarThe Island Sand PaperAn independently owned and operated island newspaper.PHONES Oce: 239 4634461 FAX 855-886-3568 (toll-free) 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.newsThe shortest route to getting things done is just do it. Takayuki Ikkaku Gary Mooney Lead Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgI like to play chess with old men in the park. OFFICE HOURS MON-FRI 10AM-3PMSubject to change due to story assignments. CALL TO BE SURE! THE PROBLEM WITH WATER If anyone doubts the importance of water quality here in Southwest Florida, they should listen to the residents and tourists of Fort Myers Beach. They are worried. Theyre mad. And theyre not shy about it. thing about water quality. It scares the tourists. We get that. But we cant was done more frequently, so check the date of the test. and a perfect playground for boaters and beachgoers. But sometimes, its ral threats worse. Beginning June 1, the Army Corps of Engineers opened But wait! Theres more! Those nutrients, that help sugar cane and lawns grow faster, also feed red tide and cyanobacteria or blue-green algae. Know what else the campaign, ordered the releases to decrease and some water to be running for the senate. water releases continue, and they will, that algae heads our way also. This STAYING SAFE Do we need to say, dont swim in water that has blue-green streaks algae present. Microcystis is a type of cyanobacteria that can affect the our way. near the Franklin Locks. Look for more beach closures as this unholy stew of nutrients, organic matter, algae and bacteria makes its way west. Meanwhile, off the coast a bit, a red tide outbreak has been percolating since last fall. Again, a naturally occurring organism that when fed beach conditions warning for Lee and Charlotte counties due to red tide. It can cause respiratory issues and is especially dangerous for those with turtles. So far, Fort Myers Beach has been spared the worst of it. We hope that continues. Common sense goes a long way to staying safe. If the water is immune system, stay out. Check water quality reports (links below). Wed is controlled by the State of Florida and the Army Corps of Engineers. for better water quality and more frequent water testing. Contact info can weeks issue. with winds and currents. There may be a beach just down the road with beautiful water. EditorWATER QUALITY LINKSState Beach Reports: bit.ly/FMBbeachreport Mote Marine Reports: visitbeaches.org SCCF Reports: recon.sccf.org Lee County Reports: bit.ly/LCWater FWC Red Tide Reports: bit.ly/FWCredtide bit.ly/FLvibrioV
Page 10 ACMA Anniversary Show June 30Hear the Stories Behind the SongsBy Gary Mooney email@example.com The Americana Communi ty Music Association (ACMA) lets you in on secrets, teased Bob Williams, its spokesperson. We book touring musicians who do this but are still under the radar. They write their own music and tell you the stories behind their songs in an intimate setting, and who doesnt cians perform acoustic music that Blue Grass, Folk and Country; basically, like what you hear from the famous songwriters at the annual Island Hopper Songwriters Fest each September. ACMA hosts a special night, to celebrate its 6 years of supporting independent music, at the ACMA Listening Room at the All Faiths Unitarian Congregation at 2756 ers from 7 to 9:30 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are be an ACMA Founding member, said Williams. There is only one with the ACMA, so that says a lot artists include Ricky Baker, Alan Branford, Ray Cerbone, Ken CrosMetts, Dan Philgreen, Roy Schnei ga. The Fort Myers area is now known as a strong songwrit ing community, Williams offered. In the last year, the ACMA created than 200 members, so this region opens with a local songwriter who performs their own original material, before the closing act who is a touring musician who also plays their own songs. You perform in front of a respectful audience who dinner, but are really listening, so when you combine these elements, er play before this type of crowd. The ACMA allowed me to do this common! Many ACMA musicians should be famous, Bob said, but there is not enough room in the anymore, as the industry does not sell records like in earlier eras. Thirty years ago, you could name hundreds of bands, while today you cannot name anybody new, as record companies no longer promote acts. This means, for a musician to 20 or 30 of your friends and each person chips in $20 and brings a potluck dish and you put on a wards, there is a meet & greet, and often the artist spends the night in a guestroom, and you think, Gee, that person should perform on a bigger stage!THE LISTENING ROOM Saturdays show will be in the Listening Room of the All Faiths Unitarian Congregation. A Listening Room is now becoming more common in many areas, related Williams. It is like a coffeehouse is in a comfortable and quiet atmosphere, and no one talks while the entertainer plays, meaning you hear the music. Interestingly, this makes some artists initially uncomfortable, because they played in bars their whole career, and suddenly you are in front of 50 or 100 people who tention, so it takes them a while to get used to that! Sometimes there acoustic guitar played by talented songwriters who tell you all about their original material. No offense to the many Fort Myers Beach bars, but no one performs original music there. All you hear up-and-down the island is Mustang Sally and Many of these same ACMA musicians entertain at the popular Songwriters at Sunset concert month from December through April. We absolutely will be there also do performances at the Estero Library, and are in discussions with the Fort Myers Downtown Library to bring shows there. The music continues after We schedule performances on a year-round basis, with three Saturday shows already set for July. We book these a full two years in sicians going through all the prothat far out, so join us as we celebrate great music! To learn more about the ACMA or its concert lineup, see www.americanacma.org. The Americana Community Music Association will host a 6th Anniversary Show on June 30 at 7pm. Photo provided.
Page 11 and that makes a difference, rather than just my personal opinion, and that is important the 163 cities that signed the Proclamation for Lake releases, as well as persuading and Q2: What do you mean when you recommend Shared Adversity? water to the north, south, east and west, so done, out of fairness, until long-term solutions are in place. Q3: In your opinion, what are our biggest impediments to clean water? change our habits, and we accomplish that through education, so you dont use detergent to wash your car then dump that chemicals on our lawns that rain washes nitrogen and phosphorous, so we must be cant ask others to change unless and until we are all ready to do our own part. The other aspect is we must to its responsibility to pay its share to the underway to which it pledged its commitment. so the State is doing its share, with funding to complete the plans. Think of it like this, if to do the work for you. This is the same thing. Q4: Are we making progress, and if so, how? seen and continue to see considerable that same timeframe, with people learning that we all must work together as one to gain years ago, we got that message through to the Lee County Board of Commissioners, as the Florida League of Cities that is made up throughout the entire state of Florida. The Florida League of Cities are great I am also a member of the Florida League we took our message to Tallahassee, with the same being true for the east coast, so from their own hometown or district, where they already enjoyed prior relationships, so that automatically opened a lot of doors, and than today (June 21), as I just returned from to send more water to the south, so if you continue to work within the system, you can truly attain results, so we enjoyed a great messages, from water releases to additional water monitoring and so many other things, days, since the most recent water releases to the east and west began. I heard from so many people today that they are hearing from so many Chambers of Commerce, realtors, enough, and we are just starting! Q5: What can the average person do to help? write to the Southwest Florida Water day, through things like the Sales and Gas it be spent on clean water. If you need an at mySanibel.com, go to the Water Matters link, and get all the education you will want, including a template for letters you can write, as education is the key. Q6: What was your personal A-Ha personal part of your work for clean water? Honestly, my personal A-Ha Moment the Senate Select Committee that the the color of our water, I remember thinking, more like root beer or tea than its usual blueyears, and water like that was not the reason I chose to do that. When I walked out on the boat deck and stuck my hand into the canal to our water, I was stunned! The smell was atrocious! to guide that team, and I want all Fort Myers Beach residents to be on that team also, the quarterback and call the play, and it is a today, knowing you got something important It is great working together, with so many outstanding people, because when we work together, we become so much more much impact, but when you marry them to the Florida League of Cities, you become a who still make a difference, as unfortunately continues to work, and works together as a we had today is why I do the job, as the word going away!6 Questions: Mayor Kevin Ruane & Water Quality, Contd from pg.1 Speak Up! stay below 3,000 cfs; Send water south and add lock (S-77 and Franklin Lock (S-79). Governor Rick Scott, FLORIDA SENATORS FOR LEE COUNTY: Lizbeth Benacquisto 239-338-2570 Kathleen Passidomo Denise Grimsley, 863-386-6016 FLORIDA HOUSE REPRESENTATIVES FOR LEE COUNTY: Ray Rodrigues Dane Eagle, 239-772-1291 Heather Fitzenhagen Matt Caldwell U.S. Senator Bill Nelson U.S. Senator Marco Rubio U.S. Representative Francis Rooney, 239-573-5837 ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS (USACE) Col. Jason Kirk, District Commander Lt. Col. Jennifer Reynolds Deputy District Commander SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT (SFWMD) Ernie Marks Federico Fernandez Rick Barber Jaime Weisinger
Page 12 Island, and Inner and Long Keys, composing 1,616 acres. Initially, its remote and solitary beaches were only accessible by boat, hence the name. Black Island is from Black Augustus, a captured pirate who later escaped and made his home there. Inner Key is because it is Key, while no one is quite sure about the naming of Long Key. The property faced the threat of 1970s, but community leaders halted that, with Florida acquiring the land in 1983. Lee County owned the adjacent Carl E. Johnson Park, with the two merging in 1996. somewhere between the second I LOVE IT SO! employs a laidback presentation mile walk occurred in the quiet, to hear and enjoy nature. Hopefully we will see a gopher tortoise, he back! The Ranger told us all LKSP canals are manmade, for and the original Lee County park was named after Carl E. Johnson, because he built the road connecting Bonita Springs to Fort Myers Beach. Crews in the 1960s cleared most of the land for the future houses, so the trees and plants you see today are since then. He shows us a Sabal Palm, the State tree of Florida, but the odd part is this is not a tree, but in the grass family. He described the four types of plants and animals in LKSP: and are one of the worst problems in the park, so if you see any, take home as many as you can! There Lovers Key Gopher Tortoise Walk Keystone Species Older than Dinosaurs, Contd from pg.1 Ranger Bryan Kaczmarek shows the group a gopher tortoise shell.
Page 13 as the wind carried them onto the program, where each staff member described the differences between the gopher tortoise and nesting sea land, while the sea turtle spends its entire life in the water, with the comes on-shore to lay her eggs. webbed feet, so you are not doing dropping it in water, because their body mass carries them straight to the bottom and they will not make it out. They are egg-laying reptiles 150 million years, or 90 million more than the dinosaur. This is the only one found in Florida and are a threatened species. The majority of their diet is plants and they are not The gopher tortoise will water table, with one per burrow, as they are territorial. Crucially, they are a keystone species, so while they will not share their burrow with another gopher tortoise, they will them with heat and cooling, water and predators. Most people are since we were all raised with The Tortoise and Hare! They all day, only going off for food or parenting, with the babies hatching after 80 to 90 days and taking 15 a nice healthy population here at THERE WE GO! Suddenly Ranger Bryan called out: There we go! He spots a gopher tortoise in thick foliage, about 10 feet off the trail. Its head is out, but soon pulls it back in its shell, before crawling close to its burrow. This would unfortunately be the only gopher tortoise we would see, but well worth it. While we walked midmorning, before the heat of the day, this is Southwest Florida in summer, with the temperatures already in the low 80s at 10 a.m. drenched in perspiration; if you with bug spray, sunblock, water, sunglasses, camera and hat. 8 a.m. to sundown, with $8 per car admission for 2 to 8 people, motorcycles, and $2 for pedestrians and bicyclists. The Friday morning walks are free with park admission, Programs are Sea Turtle Talk on July 6; Kayak Tour on July 13, where you can bring your own kayak or rent one from the park; Walk on The Wild Side on July 20; and Bike Tour on July 27, where again you can bring your own bicycle or rent one from the upcoming weekly Friday programs, In addition to the weekly 10 a.m. the historic Mound House hosts a Guided Beach Walk permitting, at 9 a.m. While the walk is free and does not require hour parking fee. Meet at the thatched hut and wear sunscreen, appropriate clothing, shoes that can get wet, with sunglasses and hat; for details contact the Fort Myers Beach Cultural Resources Department at 239-765-0865 or see www.moundhouse.org.Lovers Key Gopher Tortoise Walk Keystone Species Older than Dinosaurs, Contd from pg.12 A gopher tortoise was spotted in thick foliage. A gopher tortoise burrow. Photos by Gary Mooney.
Page 14 FELIPES MEXICAN TAQUERIA for its authentic cuisine and craft cocktails, has opened a new location on Fort Myers Beach. It joins two other Florida locations in Naples and restaurant draws inspiration from the unique character of the beach neighborhood to offer a Felipes traditional scratch-made recipes including the glassware, are handmade and imHoward. Were the perfect place to enjoy a meal and an ice-cold margarita after a walk around Estero Island or a day at the beach. Felipes is now open and plans some day 11am-10pm. Phone: 239-233-8817.CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Chamber of Commerce welcomed eight new businesses into its ranks during their monthly Membership Luncheon held at Charleys Boat rentals, real estate & property management serrals & assistance (239-910-6138); Dennis Egan ternational Realty (651-592-5983); Erica Papley III & Lorraine Albino-Hinkley with Primerica Fi6001). Membership Luncheon will be held on July 12 at community in and around Fort Myers Beach. For JUDITH LEE SUN PALACE VACATIONS Lee, was recently honored with a 2018 Florifrom front line hospitality workers all the way up rentals. Conference Chair and the Board of Directors. member of the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce since 2003 and manages close to 100 homes and cottages on our island. 239-208-0101 Beach Bizz Buzz
Page 15 firstname.lastname@example.org When the qualifying period ended at noon last Friday, June 22, 2018, the eight seats up for election on local indepen people elected unopposed and The four seats on the Fort Myers Beach Library Board didates: Seat 1 by incumbent Edward Scott; Seat 2 by newcomer Jan Fleming; Seat 3 by incumbent George Ballantyne on the Library Board in January 2019. The sole seat up for election on the Fort Myers Beach Mosquito Control Board was Henry Rothenberger. The Fort Myers Beach as all three seats up for election ert Raymond and challengers Bill Santomas and Forrest CritCarol Morris and challenger Jacincumbent Ted Schindler and newcomer John Bennett. These races will appear on the Gener6, 2018. All special district seats are non-partisan. LEE COUNTY RACES In Lee County races, County Commissioner for District 2 Cecil Pendergrass (REP) faces challenger Bill Taylor Commissioner Brian Hamman (REP) was elected unopposed. trict commission seats. also weigh in on non-partisan races for Lee Memorial Health two seats that will be elected. District 2 candidates are Donna didates are Diane Champion, Scott. Lee School Board seats didates, but Fort Myers Beach ander. These seats will be on the ballot in August. If the winner they are elected. If less than 50%, the top two will be on the ELECTION INFO The Primary Election will must be registered by Monday, which will include some non-par tisan races, like Lee County School Board. The deadline to the Primary is August 22, 2018. ten sites in Lee County from August 18 -25. The Lee County Electhey do not need a reason to matches their current signature. Ballots with signatures that dont update their signature as often as theyd like. Ballots are not if you will not be at your registered address, contact the Lee mailed to another address by mid July. For additional information on elections, contact the visiting lee.vote CELEBRATE WEEK ATCELEBRATE Specialty drinks including: Independence Punch Firecracker Cosmo rimmed with pop-rocks Frozen Red, White and BOOM Fish-Tale American Red AleFish-Tale MarinaBehind Santini Marina Plaza7225 Estero Boulevard (239) 747-6500 www.FishTaleDining.comBBQ platter of Bourbon BBQ ribs and Southwest Marinated Chicken! Boaters Welcome! Daily Happy Hour 11:00 am 6:00 pm 2018 Local Election Slates Set Fire Board Seats Challenged
Page 16 Each week Around & About features community announce pick up a copy of SAND LIFE 4TH OF JULY and make its way down Estero on how to sign up for the parade. After the Parade, head to for free cake, a dunk tank and the 2nd annual watermelon eating contest. There will be three minutes of a spectacular light ers Key State Park until 11:25pm and from the Beach Park & Ride near Wal-Mart until 10:50pm. Parks & Rec Dept at 239-7654TH BRIDGE CLOSURES 9-11am for the parade AND from KIDS FISHING TOURNAMENT Fishing Tournament on SA June 30 from 9am until noon at Bonita Bills Waterfront Caf docks. ed. Participants must bring their per child) and any other bait they wish to use. Donations are appreciated. For more information Bay Foundation Marine Science Center at 239-765-8101 or email 5TH OF JULY BEACH CLEAN-UP Join Keep Lee County Beautiful and the Fort Myers Beach Community Foundation for the annual 5th of July Beach Cleanup. Head to Lynn Hall Park, just north of the pier by 8am and help celebrations. BASKETBALL LEAGUE an Adult Basketball League beRegistration deadline July 7. All MORNING MEANDER Guide in Lakes Park, 7330 Gladiolus Dr, Fort Myers, on SA July 7 at 8am for Morning Meander, an easy walk along clear paths with an opportunity to see birds is a birding hot spot and crucial nesting area for many birds. Wear comfortable shoes and dress to be outside. Bring water, sunscreen and binoculars. For more information call 239-5337580 or 533-7576. FREE LUNCH FOR KIDS Lee County Schools and Fort Myers Beach Elementary School are participating in the Summer Feed Program through July 27. to come to the Dolphin Caf at Beach School for a free, deli cious lunch. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Lunch DODGEBALL LEAGUE Center Adult Co-ed Dodgeball team. Registration deadline July 7. All games on WE nights. For more information contact Bay BEACH LIBRARY The Fort Myers Beach Library is new author or sign up for some time on the librarys computers. artwork of the artist of the month or stop in the Friends Used Book FR 9am-5pm and SA 9am-1pm. 239-765-8162. Upcoming programs include: TU July 3, 10:30am Shell Crafting, pre-register, $5 fee TH July 5, 10:30am Learn Spanish, pre-register SA July 7, 10:30am, Learn Spanish, pre-register MOUND HOUSE A unique archaeological and historical site on Fort Myers Beach located directly on Estero Bay, riety of programs for local resiand additional information. 239765-0865. Upcoming programs include: A Publication of FortMyersBeach.news FREE rfnt
Page 17 TU July 3 -9am Guided Beach Family Fun Kayak Tour; 10am Garden Walking Tour; 11am & Guided Tour by Kayak Tour; 10am Family ed Tour Kayak Tour ak Tour LOVERS KEY STATE PARK Guided nature programs are offered in the park. All programs require registration, are free with park entry and take place at 10am. To register call 239include: WILD COFFEE DUO CONCERT Sanibels Wild Coffee Duo will perform Back in Time: A Musical on TU July 17 at 7pm at Shell Point Grand Cypress Room. 1918 saw the end of World War I and the birth of Leonard Bernstein. Now 100 years later, audiences will celebrate music from this milestone year includ ing popular songs such as Im Always Chasing Rainbows and selections from West Side Sto2067. CALUSA KIDS CAMP The Mound House will host its for ages 6-10 will include outcomponents while incorporating Calusa history and the Mound House. Most of the camp will be outdoors. Glen Beitmen, known as The Super Sciening Art Camps is camp director. Cost is $250 with Mound House members $225. Scholarships Campers must bring their lunch & snacks, sunscreen, hat and sunglasses. For information call 239-765-0865. SUMMER CAMPS rine Science Center are offering Summer Camps this summer. bers and $100 for non-memat the Marine Science Center for ages 5-16 in June and July. ostegobay.org PROTECT OUR TURTLES Turtle nesting season is May right around the corner. Beachfront homeowners are asked to do their part to protect our nesting and newly hatched turtles. Turtles are disoriented by lights shining on the beach. Shield your outdoor lights or replace the bulbs with Amber LED bulbs. Turtles cannot see amber LED lighting, but humans can. Find you walk on the beach at night, cell phone! If you rent out your structions to close the drapes or stack beach furniture close beach litter. Fill in all holes you dig on the beach. Your actions can mean life or death to endangered sea turtles. For more TurtleTime.org. SPIRIT OF held at Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort honoring the legacy of with dinner and a program inN Hoses Pipes N Drums pertheir WWII generation spouses. For all others, the cost is $25. Sponsors are urgently needed for this annual tribute to WWII just $50. Thank them for their FORT MYERS BEACH FALSE CRAWLS... 107 HATCHED............. 0 BONITA SPRINGS NESTS.................. 129 FALSE CRAWLS.. 112 HATCHED ............. 0
Page 18 SHOP LOCAL BUY LOCAL! SUPPORT OUR ISLAND BUSINESSES!By Gary Mooney The Fort Myers Miracle, the Twins, three steps from the Majors, began 2018 as the defending 2nd half champions of the Florida State 1st half of this year tied for last started the 2nd half last week with a clean slate. Here are 7 reasons legitimate shot to once again win the 2nd half championship! #1: Send in The Cavalry! The Miracle spent the 1st half only 13 remain, with 9 promoted to their release and 1 rehabilitating from an injury. Most important, the of personnel from the Twins Low A team in Cedar Rapids, that most players that will one day be major league talents. Principle among these are the Twins 1st two 2016 draft picks, each just 20-years-old: #1 Cedar Rapids just before the .361 with 2 home runs, 9 RBI, and a cannon of an arm from behind simply destroying pitchers at Cedar Rapids, hitting .330 with 15 home runs and 56 RBI, ranking 3rd, 1st, League, before starting the 2nd half in Fort Myers. He shows no sign of run and 6 RBI in his initial four games. pick, 19-year-old shortstop Royce Lewis, would be a Miracle by now, as he too is showing he has little hitting .303 with 7 home runs and knee, and careful handling may be delaying his promotion. If he does come to Fort Myers, he will surely cure the Miracles most glaring 1st a true shortstop all year, getting by playing that crucial position.AND THE REST #2: Big Mig! Last year, 25-year-old 3rd baseman Miguel Sano was a Major League All-Star with the parent Twins, crushing 28 before suffering a season-ending injury late in the campaign. This year, due to lingering effects from that and some personal issues, just .203, resulting in an almost unheard-of demotion all the way back to Single A, to clear his head Lets Play Two Miracle Baseball Begins 2nd HalfThe Fort Myers Miracle will be home this weekend as well as on July 4 & 5. Photo by Gary Mooney.
Page 19 and regain his stroke. While that games, hitting just .167, when he played in Fort Myers in 2013, he hit in just 56 games. If he gets hot, look out! #3: Comeback Kid! Last season, 19-year-old 2nd baseman During the 3rd game of the year, he celebrated his 20th birthday by destroying his knee in a 1st base collision, missing the rest of that this one. When he returned in late April, it was clear he was still not right, hitting less than .150 through been silly-hot, stinging the ball to all to set the table for the good hitters behind him, the Miracles tepid 1st half offense could look entirely different. #4: The Six Pack: Despite Chattanooga, but Kirilloff and others should be able to pick up that slack. #5: Heating Up: The Miracles 1st half offense was anemic, ranking 10th out of 12 in the lineup at the same time. If this continues, to augment the recent roster additions, the Miracle should be scoring runs for the rest of the season. #6: Heres The Pitch: While the Miracle struggled to score in the 1st half, so did their opponents, as Fort Myers boasted the FSLs 3rd best pitching staff! Hopefully many of those 1st half 2 1 losses become 3 2 wins. #7: More Me! out of a story, here I must insert myself. I am a Miracle season-ticket holder, attending most Thursday through Sunday home games. In my twenty 1st half trips to Hammond Stadium, the Miracle went 12 8 for I did not attend home or away, they went 16 & 32 for just 33%! I gotta get to the ballpark more often!THE HOMESTAND The Miracle host a weekend homestand from Friday, June 29, through Sunday, July 1, against the Lakeland Flying Tigers, the Detroit on Wednesday and Thursday, July host the Palm Beach Cardinals, the St. Louis Single A team, from Monday through Thursday, July 9 to 12. The July Fourth game features the Miracles largest doubling the length of a normal show. Fireworks also follow Friday contests; Saturdays are bobblehead; and Sunday is Youth Baseball Day with kids in their team the bases after the game. Mondays are Dollar Dog Days; Tuesdays -for-1 tacos, domestic beers, and sodas; Winning Wednesdays Moulton sports broadcasting team draft beer. Tickets are $7.50 to $12 at to each game, or telephone at 239Monday through Friday contests start at 7 p.m., Saturdays 6 p.m., $5-per-car. Hammond Stadium is in South Fort Myers, roughly a Beach. Attend a Miracle game today!Lets Play Two Miracle Baseball Begins 2nd Half, ContinuedGreat seats close to the action are available for Miracle games.
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 Beach JokesQ: What do you call the seagulls that live by the Bay? A: Bagels. Q: What did the beach say to the surfer? A: Nothing it just waved. Q: What do you say when the beach asks you to walk on it? A: Shore!
Page 21 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. Silly human, he thinks WERE the bait! Ha ha ha! Patrick McGuire Geez, Red. Do you not understand the meaning of The aliens want food??? Eric M. Huntsman Beam me up Scottie! Get me out of this dirty water! Jan M Beard
Page 23 NOW OPEN! email@example.com The members of the Fort Myers Beach Public Library Board gathered areas. areas: Personnel, Fiscal, Collection, Library Board, Public Relations and later in the year. records were accurate as presented to us. study by an architect regarding a proposed entry canopy and the total cost would be close to $120,000. Hommerding said hes spoken to another company that is working on a design with a glass roof. Well get a number of these proposals and get some ideas and when were ready to go ahead with this, then well go out to bid, he said. Christmas in July, to be held July 25 & 26 at the library will include held on Wednesday, September 5 at 5:15pm in the Community Room on is Tuesday, September 25 at 6:15pm. the end of the qualifying period, four candidates were elected unopposed: incumbents Ed Scott and George Ballantyne and newcomers Jan Fleming the board.Library Director Dr. Hommerding Gets High Marks June 21 National Seashell Day that the 1.093 people who formed a human seashell on the beach at Outrigger Resort did indeed set a world record for a human seashell! Photo courtesy of the Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel.Guinness Record Human Seashell
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Page 26 Doors open at 1:45 PM. Beach Theater Each week the Mound ages. The Mound House is located Beach. The Mound House MuseGuided Tours of the Mound House are offered this week at 1pm on days the Mound House is open. Shell Mound Tours are offered at 11am and 2pm this week on days June 30 when the tour is only offor the Tuesday Beach Walk at Newton Park. For additional inforSATURDAY, JUNE 30Family Adventure Tour: ilies through this entertaining and an atlatl spear thrower or swing a Calusa conk hammer! Perfect for families with children 5 and older. Museum admission not included. 10 a.m. $5. TUESDAY, JULY 3Family Fun Kayak Tour: Designed especially for parents and their children ages 6 and up, this trip is great includes instruction on land before heading out on the water at an ages 6 to 12), $25 (ages 13 and Beach Walk: line with a Mound House naturalist. 9 a.m. Bring sunscreen, water, appropriate shoes. Held weather permitting. Free. Garden Walking Tour: the unique plants that make up the gardens of the Mound House and Americans used them in their daily life. Take a stroll through the garwildlife. 10 a.m. $5.WEDNESDAY, JULY 4Mangroves by Kayak Tour: and hidden backwaters of Estero Bay as only a kayaker can. This ter Norris, biologist, naturalist and natural beauty of the ancient realm of the Calusa. Search for birds, paddle through the Estero and Hell Peckney bays in a tandem kayak. Ages 12 and up. Weather permitquired. Family Adventures Tour: ilies through this entertaining and an atlatl spear thrower or swing a Calusa conk hammer! Perfect for families with children 5 and older. Museum admission not included. 10 a.m. $5. THURSDAY, JULY 5Mangroves by Kayak Tour: and hidden backwaters of Estero Bay as only a kayaker can. This ter Norris, biologist, naturalist and natural beauty of the ancient realm of the Calusa. Search for birds, paddle through the Estero and Hell Peckney bays in a tandem kayak. Ages 12 and up. Weather permitquired. FRIDAY JULY 6Sunset Kayak Tour: Scheduled to catch a beautiful sunset, particing into the hidden backwaters of Estero Bay as only a kayaker can. 7 p.m. This unique tour offers rare dant life within our estuary in the quiet of twilight. $50 (MH members, SATURDAY JULY 7Cool Calusa Tools: tools of the Calusa, swing a real conch hammer, handle a shark with an ancient atlatl spear thrower just like the Calusa Indians did 2,000 years ago. Perfect for families with children 5 and older. 10 a.m. $5. This Week at the Mound House
Page 27 CLUB FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY BEACHED WHALE 1249 Estero Blvd 463-5505 BOBBY BLAKEY 6-9PM MEGHAN ROSE 6-9PM TIM JOHNSON 6-9PM ROGER YOUNG 6-9PM TYLER KLUSNER 6-9PM CASTAWAYS Santini Marina Plaza 463-4644 LIMITED EDITION 8-MIDNIGHT RELENTLESS FIRE 8-MIDNIGHT ELECTRIC LIPSTICK 8-MIDNIGHT SHUCKERS / COTTAGE Gulfshore Grill 765-5440 ROGER YOUNG 4-7PM TROUBLEMAKER 9PM-1AM CHRIS CASDIA 4-7PM CHARLIE MOON 9-1AM RENEE HOSE 4-7PM TROUBLEMAKERS 9-1PM STEVE FARST 4-7 3 CROOKED STEPS 9PM-1AM KELLY NEFF 4-7PM BAD BANDITOS 9PM-1AM CHARLIE MOON 4-7PM STEVE FARST BAND 9PM-1AM JOHN HOUSLEY DUO 4-7PM THE NEW VINYLS 9PM-1AM DIXIE FISH CO. Fishermans Wharf 233-8837 MARK WESLEY 5:30PM-9:30PM SOME LITTLE FISH 5:30PM-9:30PM SAM DeARMOND 4PM TEQUILA TOM 5:30PM JEFF LYONS 5:30-8:30PM BOBBY BLAKEY 5:30PM DOC FORDS 708 Fishermans Whf. 765-9660 BAD BANDITOS 6:30-9:30 3 CROOKED STEPS 6:30PM DEB & THE DYNAMICS 1-4PM GIRL MEETS BOY 6:30-9:30PM KAPO KINGS 6:30-9:30PM MATANZAS on the BAY 414 Crescent 463-3838 DANIEL D 5-9PM SCOTTY BRYAN 12-5PM MARY WINNER 5-9PM GREG WATTS 12-5PM SAILOR LARRY 5-9PM SCOTTY BRYAN 5-9PM SAILOR LARRY 5-9PM PETE BEARD 5-9PM MARY WINNER 5-9PM NAUTI PARROT 19001 San Carlos Blvd 314-5667 MIKE GLEAN 1-5 DAVID RUJA 6-10PM BUBBA LOVE 1-5PM NO DVS 5:30-9:30PM CLIVE LIVE 1-5PM MIKE ONEIL 5:30-9:30PM BRIAN MARKLEY 5-9 MUSIC MONDAYS 9-2AM PETE TAYLOR 1-5PM FAWNY FROST 5:30-9:30PM JEFF WHILBY 1-5PM CJ & FRIENDS 5:30-9:30PM SCOTTY BRYAN 1-5PM LONZA BARLETT 5:30-9:30PM NERVOUS NELLIES 1131 1st St 463-8077 CLIVE LIVE 6-10PM KEVON 12-4pm KEVON 6-10PM SMOKIN BILL 12-4PM HIGH TIDE 6-10PM CLIVE LIVE 6-10 SMOKIN BILL 6-10PM MICHAEL ANTOINE 6-10PM RaSHIMBA 6-10PM OUTRIGGER 6200 Estero Blvd 463-3131 ALAN SMALL 5-8 MEAGAN ROSE & SMOKIN BILL 2-5PM PRINCESS & SMALLTOWN 2-5PM MEAGAN ROSE 5-8PM ENDRE D 5-8PM TWO HANDS 5-8PM PARROT KEY Salty Sams Marina 463-3257 FRANK TORINO 7-10PM FRANK TORINO 7-10PM PETES TIME OUT Time Square 463-5900 DANNY SHEPARD 6-10PM AARON SEYFERTH 6-10PM JAMES GRAGG 6-10PM JAMES GRAGG 6-10PM PIERSIDE BY TOWN PIER 765-7800 SHERRIN 1-5 JEFF WHIDBY 6-10 FRANK THOMPSON 1-5 6-10 FRANK THOMPSON 1-5 BILL ZINK 7-10 ANTHONY WAYNE 1-5 GREG WATTS 6-10 BILL ZINK 1-5PM JEFFREY WHIDBY 6-10 BILL ZINK 1-5PM MARY WINNER 6-10PM BILL ZINK 1-5PM ANTHONY WAYNE 6-10PM SALTY CRAB 1154 Estero Blvd 233-8224 ANTHONY WAYNE 12-4 BERNIE HYLAND 6:00-9:00PM AWESOMESAUCE 1-5PM AARON SEYFFERTH 6-9PM JEFF GREENE 1-5PM SHARK BAR & GRILL 17979San Carlos Blvd 313-6012 KARRIBEAN GROOVES 6-9PM TWINKLE & ROCK SOUL 6-9PM DAMON FOWLER BLUES 5-8PM RASHIMBA 3-6PM COLLABORATION BAND 7-10PM LAURIE STARR DUO 3-6PM BRENDAS KARAOKE 7-10PM SOBs Old San Carlos Blvs 463-3474 ANTHONY WAYNE 6-10PM DAVE COLLA TON 6-10 LEE HAGAN 6-10PM WILL KAISER 6-10 ANTHONY WAYNE 6-10 FRANK THOMPSON 6-10 DAVE COLLATON 6-10 SUNSET BEACH FMB TIMES SQUARE 463-1028 CLIVE LIVE 8-12PM BARRY LAWRENCE 1-5PM BARRY LAWRENCE 8PM CLIVE LIVE 8PM WENDELL RAY 7-10PM WHOS PLAYING WHERE ON AND AROUND THE BEACH Whos Playing Where Page is a free service for current Island Sand Paper Advertisers. ALL LISTINGS ARE SUPPLIED BY THE ADVERTISERS. ALL LISTINGS FOR THE MONTH ARE DUE ON THE 15TH OF THE PREVIOUS MONTH TO BE INCLUDED IN THE WHOS PLAYING WHERE. To qualify for listing, venue must have live music scheduled regularly on multiple days per week. CONTACT SANDY AT 463-4461 TO DISCUSS ADVERTISING OPTIONS!
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