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Volume 18, Number 40 By Islanders, For Islanders October 5, 2018 FREEFortMyersBeach.news CWO Joshua A. Janney USCG Station FMB ChiefBy Gary Mooney gary@fortmyersbeach.newsI took charge of the United States Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach on June 20, said ua A. Janney. I, however, found out about the assignment last December, and not only was my reaction completely positive, but this under consideration to become Guard Station about a year ago, so they asked us our preferences and this was the top of my list, as I previously served in St. Petersburg/ Clearwater for 6 years, so I knew there is a lot of boating on a yearround basis. There were 20 of us under consideration, however, for just 9 openings, and since this was job, I did not expect them to select me. When I received the word, I knew this would be a great place for my wife Bethany and 2-yearold daughter, Sander. CWO Janney is originally from Toledo, Ohio. My Dad was follow in his footsteps, so I applied. When they called me to City Hall, I thought they would tell me I was in the new class, but I did not get it. I was speaking with a Coast Guard recruiter around that Contd pg.5 BORCAB Long-Range Planning Parks & Rec Primary GoalsBy Gary Mooney gary@fortmyersbeach.newsThe Bays Oaks Recreational Center Advisory Committee a long-range plan for the Town of Fort Myers Beach Parks & Recreation Department. Five of the seven BORCAB members discussed the next step at the Bay Oaks Recreational Center on Thursday morning, September 27. On-hand were Chair Betty Simpson, Vice Chair Rae Sprole, and committee members Dan Allers, Becky Bodnar, and Lee Melsek, with David Anderson and Janna Holmes on Excused Absences. Parks & Recreation Director Sean DePalma, along with staff member Sarah Mayher, oversaw the session, as facilitator Michelle Marchand Canseco of Michelle, Motivate Me from Hollywood, Florida, was under the weather. In attendance, to provide input and collaborative ideas, were representatives from two neighboring organizations: AJ Bassett and Russ Carter from the Estero Island Historical Association, and Pastor Ivan Corbin of Beach United Methodist Church. Contd pg.15 Variances, Liens & Committees Routine Council AgendaBy Gary Mooney gary@fortmyersbeach.news The Fort Myers Beach Town Council conducted a pedestrian agenda before roughly 30 people on Monday, October 1, deciding Variances, Lien Reductions and Town Advisory Committee Appointments, among other routine matters. Council considered four items under Public Hearings. Under the Request to Vacate a Portion of the Canal at 300 Donora Boulevard, Council member Anita Cereceda noted that a Variance request for this same parcel is on the November 5 Council agenda, so to deny this today and not move it on to November 5 seems a little redundant. Vice Mayor Joanne Shamp stated that she concurs with Town Staff to deny. These canals are very important property, so we should not give away any of the Right-Of-Ways. certain width, as they are essential to a boating community. We need to take a bigger look at this issue, cautioned Council member Dennis Boback, because a lot more of these will come up in the future. This is a 17-foot Vacation, said Mayor Tracey Gore. This will be a hardship for people from across the canal over potential non-conforming docks by vacating it. Council denied the Vacation by a 4 to 1 vote, with Boback Against. Several canals on the island include town-owned ROW that extends several feet landward of existing seawalls, creating a strip of ROW in backyards and complicating setbacks and use. Council heard two Public Hearings over Pool & Lanai Setback Variances for 450 Donora Boulevard. The homeowner, Thomas Renard, stated he received approval for these projects from former Town Attorney Dawn Lehnert, former Town Planner Matt Noble and former Community Development Director Kara Stewart, including permits, but new Town Staff informed him there were setback issues, with part of his swimming pool on Contd pg.8 Brockovich Speaks on SWFL Water Clean Water PanelBy Gary Mooney gary@fortmyersbeach.news Erin Brockovich, the nation ally known environmental activist made famous by actress Julia Roberts Academy Award-winning porname, brought her advocacy campaign to Southwest Florida over its Red Tide and Blue-Green Algae water quality issues on Wednesday, October 3 at a Clean Water Panel, at The Burroughs Home in Down town Fort Myers. Joining Brockovich were Rae Ann Wessel, the Natural Resources Policy Director for the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Daniel Andrews of Captains For Clean Water. I am Erin Brockovich, not Julia Roberts, she shouted out to am still stunned by what I have seen of your situation several weeks back, when my emails exploded, with PING, PING, PING, and when that happens, I know something is have seen here, and Contd pg.12 Island Hopper Comes to Town PHOTO BY SARAH LIST.

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Page 2The Island Sand Paper FortMyersBeach.newsOctober 5, 2018

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Page 3The Island Sand Paper FortMyersBeach.newsOctober 5, 2018 H a l l o w e e n F R I G H T N I G H T C OSTUME C ON TEST PARTY "hALLOW EE N NI GH T" 31 st an n ua l o ver $1 000 in p riz es ON HALLO WEEN N I GHT Letters to the Editor LET IT REST In response to the division of the island it always amazes me that the handful of people who shout the loudest and feel entitled, expect their own agenda to be forced on the thousands of people who quietly follow the rules and the LAWS. I thinks its admirable that you stay true to your friendship but it doesnt make illegal acceptable. Its also not acceptable to continue to spew hateful comments, letters and emails in an effort to derail and denounce the Torgersons and TPI for the private agenda of a certain neighborhood. Whos trying to divide the town now? Take a step back and try to focus. The townspeople have spoken let it rest. Kathryn Klar Fort Myers BeachDRAIN THE FMB SWAMP As a local resident for over 17 years, I am shocked that our Mayor and a Council Member think that it is OK to discuss a lawsuit (as Defendants) with the Plaintiff (friends or not) in a public forum or otherwise! This is an abuse of power! The lawsuit is frivolous and that our Mayor and Council person openly support, it means they cannot fulsomely defend our town, not to mention the waste of my tax dollars in having to pay for this. They should resign. Gore and Boback are not above the law and we need other members of town council to act, by at the very least, removing Gore from her current position as Mayor. I and others cringe every time these Council members vote on anything. It has to stopCouncil do your job and DRAIN THE SWAMP of collusion and lies! Rosanna Reilly Fort Myers BeachWOMANS CLUB This is to add to and correct information about the Ft. Myers Beach Womens club. This is being written collectively by ladies who have been members for 6 to 35 years. The club is around 70 years old. The 55th anniversary denotes the year we signed papers on our building (formerly a school house). Weve had over 100 lady members. Its been the last year that we have only been playing bridge. Prior to that, we had annual fashion shows. Island home tours, successful and local charities. Weve had a variety of card games played throughout the years, including duplicate bridge, serving refreshments, on Saturdays. We had ceramic classes, made on our own 2 kilns. Some ceramics being sold, to add to our charitable donations. We had searing capacity for 120, but had to turn people away.(i.e., dinners) The Fire Dept has since revised our capacity to 115. We hope to go forward on the island as an important part of our social and charitable needs. Thank you. Clare Langer, Joyce Hopkins, Judy Kilburg, Alice Carroll, Pat Andrews, Sally Saunders, Maureen Sullivan, Barbara Whitford, Nancy Wagoner, Judy Hiler & Jan LeeREST OF COUNCIL We continue to shake our heads in sadness as we hear more about Mayor Tracey Gore and Dennis Bobacks actions regarding the futo stop the progress and enhancement on the North End so that a local hotel owner can continue to stop any competition. Where is the rest of our council? We need you! You are the only hope to get this island back on the pathway to healing. We have heard the tapes and know that drinks with friends led into a collaboration of wasting taxpayers money. Who could hang with someone suing the very town they represent? Tracey and Dennis are using OUR tax dollars to stop the TPI projprogress. Look around. There are no visitors on our island. Our businesses are down in lost revenue. The Food Bank is coming to our island to help feed our workers because they just cant make it. They all claim they love our island.like a young girl who loves her pet bird so much she squeezes it to death. Our Mayor has squeezed this island to its knees. Pat and Cindy Duclos Fort Myers BeachLetters contd pg.6

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Page 4The Island Sand Paper FortMyersBeach.newsOctober 5, 2018 Beach Botanyby Jim RodwellLEAFLESS BEAKED LADIES TRESSES -Information provided by Fort Myers Beach Community Foundation and Keep Lee County Beautiful.Coastal Cleanup October 13

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Page 5The Island Sand Paper FortMyersBeach.newsOctober 5, 2018 CRAFT BEERFOOD LIVE MUSICFEATURING TASTY BITES!SATURDAY, NOV. 10NOON 4:00 PM WATERFRONT DECK Tickets $50 Visit MatanzasOnTheBay.com or stop by the restaurant to purchase!The full afternoon of festivities will be on the waterside deck. Rain or shine, the show will go on! Should weather require, live performances will be moved to Peteys Upper Deck, the restaurants upstairs sports bar. Tickets include beer tastings, food offerings and live music.416 Crescent Street Fort Myers Beach, FL(239) 463-3838Bene tting Operation Open Arms, a 501(c)3, provides postdeployment support to military personnel returning from combat or foreign duty stations. Fan Favorite Indie Rock & Soul Noon:00 PM Fan Favorite SOULIXERSinger/Songwriter & The Voice Contestant 2:00:00 PM Singer/Songwriter SHEENA BROOK time, so right after that, I contacted him in Cleveland and told him I was ready to go. While not making the Fire Department was disappointing at the time, it was the best thing that ever happened to me! He went to Boot Camp at Cape May, New Jersey, and that aboard the Cutter Dependable, but that was for less than a year. His next duty was in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in the middle of winter, and it was so cold! The San Francisco Bay area became his following assignment, for 18 months, where immigration interdiction patrols and drug enforcement took him as far away as Central America. Next was the Cutter Tarpon in Savannah, before his duty in St. Petersburg/Clearwater, where we did Search-&-Rescue and comCutter Crocodile in Louisiana. I followed that up with New York City, and that was exciting, as we patrolled the United Nations National Security Zone, with a lot of anti-terrorism activities, including the Presidential Landing Zones for President Obama. We participat ed as well in Fleet Week and The Fourth of July Fireworks sponsored by Macys, and those were fun. Mr. Janneys next transfer was to Michigan City, Indiana, in a duty that included ice rescues and associated training. That was new on ice, I fell through! He then went to New Orleans, as a team leader to conduct inspections on Coast Guard stations and small cutters, to ensure all operations met Coast Guard standards. This led to Fort Myers Beach. My career has taken me to a lot of places, CWO Janney Now that he is at the USCG Station FMB, Mr. Janney said that Search & Rescue is the biggest thing for us. We also do a lot of recreational boating safety and law enforcement, including over the risdiction is primarily from Charlotte City, about 50 nautical miles out, though we will go further if a rescue or law enforcement pursuit requires.MERT COOPERATION CWO Janney is thrilled by the cooperation the FMB Station receives from other area law enforcement and related organizations. Fish & Wildlife Conservation ComFort Myers Beach Fire Control District, and other regional agencies, so it is common to have multiple boats attending emergency situations; in fact, the response times from the local groups are often so fast, we recall our ships before we even arrive, because others are already handling it. In my career, I have never been associated with a Mr. Janneys command tenure began around the time the Blue-Green Algae and Red Tide issues struck. Red Tide in particular forced us to curtail certain training activities, licopters and basket-hoisting. We also had mission training where our crews were coughing so bad, we had to return to the base. Our people do worry about the long-term health effects as related to Red Tide, and there are certainly far less recreational boaters than you would expect at this time of year. On a side note, while he is in charge of the USCG Station FMB, he is not a Commander. The Coast Guard uses several different terms, including Chief Warappropriate, but the standard way crew here mostly calls me Mr. Janney. As for what he likes most about Fort Myers Beach so far, ask me in about a month, he laughed, when the weather cools down! I dont mind hot weather, however, as that is one of the reasons why this Station was at the top of my list. In most of my previous duties, things slow down to a crawl during the winter months, while boating exciting.BROAD AMERICAN EXPERIENCE Having a Coast Guard career brings unique challenges. You spend so much time away from your extended family, and it is often the as the grandparents dont live right around the corner. Fortunately, our families are very close, so much so that my sister visits Bethanys parents! We already have Thanksgiving and Christmas scheduled for here, and are looking forward to when everyone will come to see us. While you make a huge network of close friends, they are scattered all across the country, and they get transferred too, so chances are they dont even live in the same community where you met them. Advantages to moving so much is that you get really good at choosing nice neighborhoods and navigating things like healthcare plans, but as soon as you make new friends, you are gone! Sander is looking forward to returning to school, but she is rattling off the names of kids from New Orleans, and it is tough to tell her that they will not be here, so that will be a struggle for her. Mr. Janney calls all their travels the worst and best parts of the Coast Guard. While moving is stressful, we lived in Savannah, San Francisco, New York City, New Orleans, and other great parts of this country. You get to experience them from the perspective of a local, and not a tourist, and that is invaluable, to gain a greater insight what it is really like to be an American, and we cant wait to add more of Fort Myers Beach to that experience!CWO Joshua A. Janney USCG Station FMB Chief, Contd from pg.1

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Page 6The Island Sand Paper FortMyersBeach.newsOctober 5, 2018 Sand All hands on deck! Seize your treasure at Nervous Nellies this Fall. TRY NELLIES ONE OR ALL OF DELECTABLE RUM TREATS! rfnnr trbtnnr n rrf nrnn nfnf nfrr fnn f fffrf Both the Fort Myers Beach Library Board and the Fire Commission set their 2018-2019 budgets and tax rates last week, sticking with the rates and budgets introduced during initial Public Budget Hearings earlier in September. FIRE DEPARTMENT The Fort Myers Beach Fire Department Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to approve a tax rate of 2.6153, which translates into a tax of $261.53 per $100,000 of taxable value. The budget calls for the Fire Department to bring in $12,239,619 in revenue, plus $8 million carryover in reserves. Expenses for the 2018end of the year for a total budget of $20,239,619. During the regular meeting of the Fire Commissioners, Fire Chief Matthew Love swore in new Battalion Chief Jake Lamb. Noting that Lamb had served as an acting Battalion Chief, Love said he was skills and was pleased to welcome him to the rank of Battalion Chief. He also recognized that the numment retirees who attended the ceremony and had worked with Lamb spoke well of Lamb and department camaraderie and support. During the Fire Chiefs report, Love recognized service anniversaries for Division Chief Randy August 2018 incidents totaled 187 with average response tions where someone calls 911 and it isnt actually an emergency. SerIn other business, the Fire Board approved a new fee schedule and a compensation schedule Life Safety & Support Services Assistant and Fire Plans Examiner/ The 2018-2019 budget includes these positions plus an additional handle additional inspections and plan reviews. The next Fire Board meeting is scheduled for October 16 at BEACH LIBRARY In a short session last week, the Library Board approved a 20182019 tax rate of 0.33.56, which translates into $33.56 per $100,000 taxable value. budget calls for $1,377,970 in Total Income. Operating Expenses total $1,132,070 with reserve contribues of $1,377,970. The next Library Board meeting is scheduled to be held October 23, 2018 at the Beach Library.Fire Dept & Library Set Budgets Letters to the Editor, Contd fro pg.3 HOME DEPOT FOUNDATIONS, awarded a grant of $10,100 to 889 Buttonwood Dr. Fort Myers Beach. The Post has been the center of activities for Veterans and family on the beach since 1951, but moved to its present location on San Carlos Island in 1971. Recently the Post veterans voted to go completely been changed, and air quality has improved tremendously. Now it gets even better. TEAM DEPOT, all Home Depot employees, are volunteering few cabinets and counter tops to assist in the serving of food. We have TEAM DEPOT are skilled trades people that usually assist veterans in the remodeling of their homes. Our local Post with the combined membership of the Womens Auxiliary, Sons of The American Legion, and Veterans number 2,000, veterans. 2019 happens to be the 100th anniversary of The American Legion. What a gracious way for those in the HOME DEPOT FOUNDATION and TEAM DEPOT to acknowledge the United States Veteran. The post is having a work detail on Sunday Oct. 7 at 9am. Come on down to help. Dan Park Post Adjutant

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Page 7The Island Sand Paper FortMyersBeach.newsOctober 5, 2018 By Gary Mooney gary@fortmyersbeach.newsWe are open for business, said Ken Lawson, the President & CEO of VISIT FLORI5 MILLION CONTACTS ONE LEE CAMPAIGN tion Red Tide, stressed Lawson, but that the $6 Million Man VISIT FLORIDA Comes to FMB Ken Lawson, right, of VISIT FLORIDA, with Representative Bob Rommel seated.

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Page 8The Island Sand Paper FortMyersBeach.newsOctober 5, 2018 Variances, Liens & Committees Routine Council Agenda, Contd from pg.1two feet of Town property, with the project too close to the waterway, and issued a Stop Work Order. Renard is seeking Variances to allow a 0-foot setback from his rear property line for the pool, and a 19foot setback for a lanai. Lehnert and Matt and in writing, when I asked about constructing a lanai and pool structure in our rear yard, explained Renard. We engaged the Town before we ever bought here. They told us how to proceed in writing and we proceeded in good faith, developing our plans so we would not even need a Variance for the lanai and pool, and now we approved our plans and we were permitted on July 12, 2018, with the pool already in the ground, so we are requesting the Variances due to Extraordinary Circumstances to rebegin construction. Staff informed Council, however, that the property survey had a whited-out property line that caused confusion, leading to the Stop Work Order and to bring the matter before Council. So the Town got the wrong information, said Gore, with Renard acknowledging that he should have submitted an accurate survey. Shamp said that as long as our current information is correct, give him a zero setback. Council member Bruce Butcher concurred, saying give him what he needs and lets go! The guy bought his house and did his plan based on what the Town said. Council then unanimously approved both Variances.LIEN ON ME Council considered two possible Lien Reductions for 205 replacing a walkway and driveway pavers without a permit, is for $6,800 that homeowner Leo Dibiasi requested be reduced to $0. The second, for a deck replacement that Dibiasi began without a permit, is for $3,400 that he requested to $0. Dibiasi stated he submitted plans for the work in 2016, when Lee County was still in charge of the process, but due to multiple rejections over four months, each became an emergency repair that required immediate action without permits. Even though the permits were delayed, said Boback, you went ahead and did what you wanted to do. If you had the permits, you would not be here, agreed Shamp. That hurts everyone in the community. I do agree that Lee County caused an inordinate delay, so I recommend from $6,800 to $3,346. This passed 4 to 1, with Boback Against. In the second, due to the County delay, Shamp made a motion to reduce the Lien from $3,400 to $1,122 that passed 4 to 1, with Boback Against. Under Advisory Committee Appointments, Council unanimously agreed to reappoint to the Anchorage Advisory Committee Robert Beasley, Ted Lawwill, Katherine Light and Sam Lurie; to the Bay Oak Recreational Center Advisory Committee (BORCAB) Becky Bodnar, Janna Holmes and Betty Simpson; to the Community Resources Advisory Board (CRAB) the reappointments of Elizabeth DOnofrio-Halladay and Bill Veach, with new appointee Trish Hickey, with one seat still available; to the Cultural & Environmental Learning Center Advisory Board (CELCAB) the reappointments of Barbara Hill, Betty Simpson, Cheryl Smith and Ceel Spuhler; to the Local Planning Agency (LPA), the reappointments of Megan Heil and Scott Safford, with new appointees James Atterholt and Timothy Smith; to the Marine Resources Task Force (MRTF) Gregory Holmes, Steve Johnson and Shannon Mapes, with one position still available; and to the Public Safety Committee the reappointments of Ron Fleming, John Goggin and Edward Scott. All terms run through September 2020. There was no action required for the Audit Committee, with no members up for renewal.PANDORAS BOX Under Town Manager Items, Roger Hernstadt stated there is an issue pertaining to several beach chair vendors that may require Council to examine the appropriate Ordinance over the course of the Towns current business year. Contd pg.10 Town resident Thomas Renard, at the podium, requests swimming pool and lanai Variances from Town Council. PHOTOS BY GARY MOONEY.

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Page 9The Island Sand Paper FortMyersBeach.newsOctober 5, 2018 Your Hometown Newspaper for over 18 years Missy Layeld, Editor Editor@fortmyersbeach.newsIt is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatsoever for supposing it is true. Bertrand Russell Mike Buster Circulation Manager c/o Info@fortmyersbeach.news Mark List, Production ManagerProduction@fortmyersbeach.newsRegret for wasted time is more wasted time. Mason Cooley Sarah List, PhotographerOur feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge. Audre Lorde Sandy Sandness, Advertisinginfo@fortmyersbeach.newsSay not, I have found the truth, but rather, I have found a truth. Kahlil GibranThe 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 LETTER SUBMISSION POLICYThe Island Sand Paper welcomes letters from Islanders on local issues. Signed letters up to 300 words are welcome. All letters should be the original work of the author, include city of residence and a phone number length, accuracy and to prevent libel. Repetitive letters from the same mum of two letters from the same individual every 30 days. Submissions over 300 words may be considered for publication as a Guest Commen tary based on available space, relevance and the quality and coherence of the piece submitted. Deadline at fortmyersbeach.news or mail to address on this page. Islanders are invited to submit original articles and photos for publication. Publication is based on available space, relevance and quality. The Sand Paper uses artistic license for humor and to amuse its readers. 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.newsI have learned to use the word impossible with the greatest caution. Wernher von Braun Gary Mooney Lead Writer info@fortmyersbeach.newsI dont give a damn for a man that can only spell a word one way. Mark TwainOFFICE HOURS MON-FRI 10AM-3PM Subject to change due to story assignments. CALL TO BE SURE! SOME GOOD NEWS! the last week showing decreasing Red Tide concentrations and covwave of dead sea life that landed on our beach. of no sign of relief, any good news is very welcome. There are still places in Lee County that are testing at High levels of Karenia brecorner. And not a moment too soon. Our coastal economy is taking toll in human terms is both easier to see and much harder to bear. Lost jobs, lost hours, reduced paychecks, not enough money to buy food or pay rent or take your child to the doctor or buy them shoes. This is happening right now to our friends and neighbors right here on the beach. The place to be these days is at the Harry Chap fact that our regular Choice Market at Beach Baptist needed to be supplemented with the mobile truck says a whole lot about how bad things are here on the beach economically right now. bers will continue to fall and the bloom will be blown offshore to be Meanwhile, as a community newspaper, we are being pulled in opposite directions. Those that want to jumpstart our economy, say. Our goal is to inform residents and visitors of both sides of are smart enough to understand that high Red Tide levels today that includes knowing about Red Tide, its effects and its variability. support local businesses. Some are, right now, hanging by a thread. They need your support. They need the support of residents, day will probably be a clear stretch of sand to enjoy either here on the beach or a short drive away, but their favorite bars and restaurants and shops, are all still here and ready to welcome them back. There are millions of dollars of county and state marketing that message today, but it would be premature. Red Tide is still here, though decreasing as of this week. to understand our water quality issues and the need for change so that this destructive cycle ends, can be part of our water quality soluquality improvements here and nationwide. believe that politicians will only truly pay attention to our water qual ity concerns if someone big loses an election because of their environmental/water quality positions or lack thereof. Only then will future politicians pay attention to water quality issues as if their job depends on it, because it will. Editor

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Page 10The Island Sand Paper FortMyersBeach.newsOctober 5, 2018 Suggestions included having Council discuss the matter at an upcoming Management & Planning Session, revoking or not reissuing licenses without proper insurance coverage, reviewing the permits on a case-by-case basis, requiring both the vendor and property owner to acquire permits, have the LPA review the situation and report back to Council, discuss the process with long-time beach chair vendors for their input, or other remedies that do not require overhauling the Ordinance through legislative action, as that can open a Pandoras Box, said Cereceda. I want the Town Manager to handle this. I will look at what needs to be done in the short and long-term, said Hernstadt, then bring it back before Council. Under Town Attorney Items, Town co-counsel John Turner reported that the Town will join Cape Coral, Fort Myers and Sanibel in an Administrative Appeal against the South Florida Water Management District on Monday & Tuesday, October 29 & 30, to from Lake Okeechobee in the dry season, to mitigate effects of BlueGreen Algae and Red Tide. This requires the Town to call witnesses and prepare briefs, in addition to other matters. Council instructed Turner to proceed.ENVIRONMENTAL MATTERS Under Council Member Items, Cereceda stated that she saw someone dumping paint into a stormwater drain! I sincerely think they had no idea they were doing anything wrong. It is possible for the Town to once a month or quarter have a mobile station for residents to bring hazardous waste for disposal, as a community service? The Town Manager will investigate this possibility. Butcher stated he looks forward to the Bicycle & Vehicle Ordinance discussion at the October 4 Management & Planning Session because, on his recent trip to California, every community without exception does not allow bicycles on sidewalks, including skateboards and rollerblades, limiting them to the streets, and some of these were very busy streets. He would like the Town as well to seek ways to regulate unscrupulous contractors and alternatives to Impact Fees. Boback disagreed with Councils granting so many Lien Reductions. People begin the work without a permit, and they admit that, like today, yet we reduce the Lien by half or more. We need to stand up if the Town did not do anything wrong; we need to be a little more strict, in my opinion. Shamp said she wants the Town to examine hosting an Environmental Issues Fair, by invitation only, to offer residents information on crucial topics like turtle-friendly lighting, native plants, dune restoration, and ways to reduce plastics, to be better environmental stewards. In other matters, Council heard and asked questions on the Public Safety Advisory Committee Report; unanimously issued Proclamations for Cancer Awareness Month and National Community Planning Month; unanimously passed its Consent Agenda approving $33,058 to repair the Town Hall air conditioning system and supporting the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Funds for Fiscal Year 2019 through Lee County for $185,292; unanimously tabled to a date uncertain the Bicycle & Vehicle Safety Public Hearing until Council can discuss the topic at its October 4 Management & Planning Session; unanimously approved a Variance to construct a residential home on a lot less than 4,000 square feet at 431 Bonita Street; and unanimously approved the Mound House 2018-19 Lecture Series on the second Tuesday of each month from October through April, beginning October 9, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.; its next meeting is Monday, October 15, at 9 a.m. Variances, Liens & Committees Routine Council Agenda, Contd from pg.8 Letters to the Editor, Contd fro pg.6 BRING BACK FLAGGING I am writing in hopes of preventing injury, disability, or death due to the water line and other construction projects on Estero Blvd. This letter pertains to the project plans regarding safety. Due to the close proximity of the road to the end of the driveway along sections of Estero Blvd, it is unsafe to exit many driveways onto Estero Blvd. I contacted the Town of Fort Myers Beach who referred me to the of Cella Molar & Associates, the conto the public on this project. I spoke with Tracy Hayden, Public Information Specialist. I was informed that the project is in segment 3 of 6 segments and that in Segment 1 there were a large number of complaints about closing ment 2 of the project it was decided, due to complaints in Segment 1 of in both lanes and widen the beach side, which then adversely affects the amount of available road space on the bay side of Estero. This has resulted of many driveways, which goes directly into the bike and pedestrian lane. As we approach season there and more people put at high risk. I advocate for the safety of people that the project go back to one lane and of Fort Myers Beach bicyclists, pedestrians, residents, and visitors. If it prevents one family from pain resulted from injury, disability or death and/or a prospective lawsuit, it is worth the time to write this letter. Dawn Pike Fort Myers Beach

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Page 11The Island Sand Paper FortMyersBeach.newsOctober 5, 2018 The local election for two Fort Myers Beach Town Council one candidate is ready now to announce his election bid. Ray MurFort Myers Beach Town Council for Town Council election for Seats nis Boback and Tracey Gore reENOUGH IS ENOUGH sea creatures measured by the ton wash up on our beaches has broelected leaders here on the Beach economy are now in dire peril and our Town Council has remained on Sanibel and the east coast. plaintiff in a lawsuit that has been residents and businesses on the conscience sit by and watch as these disasters unfold before my heartedly declare my candidacy today for election to the Town Council of Fort Myers Beach. Thank you & CANDIDATE INFORMATION Fort Myers Beach Town ally. Council members elect a Maycandidates and the two candidates the council. Seat numbers are aslot requires a number of forms and Clerk of the Town of Fort Myers tion Calendar for potential candiTown Clerk. candidates with all forms and fees Candidates may announce questions.Murphy Announces Council Run March 5, 2019 Election

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Page 12The Island Sand Paper FortMyersBeach.newsOctober 5, 2018 Brockovich Speaks on SWFL Water Clean Water Panel, Contd fro pg.1I feel your frustration, anger, and sorrow. I am staggered that Florida has such a pollution problem, and I dont know how we got so disconnected, because this affects everything, from your health to life to your children and animals and businesses, because everything is about water.SUPERMAN IS NOT COMING Brockovich explained that the way to settle these issues is to be honest with your community; dont lie or coverup. Your leaders can help you by sharing information, over what they know, to explain how we all got here, as that leads to solutions. Superman is not coming! I am not going tell you that he is, because that is not going to happen! Southwest Florida, this is up to you! It must be your voices because this is your backyard, where you live and breathe and work. This out and dont go away. Be involved making a sweeping gesture toward the Caloosahatchee River. We need a Me Too Movement for our water! We too often take our water for granted that we will turn on but that is not how it has been. I am shocked I did not know these things until I got here. Why this is not on national news all across America it should be! She called on several area leaders to share their local perspec tive, including Jacki Liszak, the Executive Director of the Greater Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce. Each and every one of you must go home and tell your friends and family, as well as everyone up north, that we need their support. I helped arrange for the Harry Chap in Food Bank to come to Fort Myers Beach weekly, as our residents are losing their homes and jobs, and I hear captains crying to me, saying things should not be this way. The worst part is, when I volunteer at the Food Bank, I see friends and neighbors and co-workers, and that breaks my heart! Our water is dirty and polluted, and we cant let our grandchildren go in it. Even though you cant swim, please come to the beach for drinks or dinner or watch the sunset, as we need you all to not only get involved but to make it a groundswell.OUT OF WHACK Captain Andrews stated he only got involved 2-1/2 years ago, when water severely affected osahatchee River with my Dad and uncles, and have seen enormous changes, but that is what happens when you release 6 to 8 billion gallons from Lake Okeechobee into the river, so the system is seriously out of whack, and that becomes a vicious cycle that causes damage all down the line. Now we have black goop rolling up onshore, as well as Red Tide and Blue-Green now, for the next generation, and not for 100 years from now. He stated that this situation is about the decisions we make and policies we dont advance. Talk to your neighbors and friends; most important, educate yourself, as this is not rocket science. Make this part of your everyday conversation with people you meet dont argue with them, but explain why all this is happening, and you will notice that more people will be receptive to our message, as many more people are engaged now than just two years ago. If not for that, the Florida Legislature would have never passed Senate Bill 10 for the Everglades Reservoirs. Policy makers need to see packed rooms, to see it is important to you. That is important, echoed Brockovich. Thirty-one years ago, I witnessed green water and two-headed frogs and people told me that was normal; and you dont have to be a scientist to call Bullshit on that one! Do not stand down, but every day stand up and speak up! This is a new bacteria, so if you know you are sick, dont be afraid to tell people, and to say to others that you would not swim in that water. Turnouts like at The Burroughs Home encourage John Cassani. I have been doing water advocacy in Southwest Florida for Over 500 people attended the Water Quality program with Erin Brockovich

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Page 13The Island Sand Paper FortMyersBeach.newsOctober 5, 2018 decades and am used to seeing 20 or 30 people; in the past few weeks, I spoke at four forums like this, and each was Standing Room Only with over 500 people! We are on the verge of something extraordinary that we have not seen before. We weeks for an election to bring about a political reform in the State of Florida, and that is huge! Florida is at a tipping point, and if goes past that tipping point, we may never be able to go back again. We are here today with the most persistent person you will ever know in Erin Brockovich, so when you hear that the water is a little better, are you going to forget about this, with the crowd shouting in unison, NO! That is all I want to hear, replied Cassani. Calusa Waterkeepers cannot bring about the changes we need, but you folks hope!SORRY IN TALLAHASSEE Rae Ann Wessel emphasized that we are in crisis, so it is important to know who you can trust and where you get your information. Contact the SCCF to get alerts at www.sccf.org, as that is crucial. She described how, years ago, she coined the term Goldilocks Condition for the Caloosahatchee River, as in the wet season we get too much water, and in the dry season, not enough! Our water quality problem is a nutrient problem, and we can do something about that on the local and state levels, as the federal government has nothing to do with water quality. We need to be united, all moving in the same direction. She described her recent water quality tour with Governor Rick Scott, explaining to him that Red Tide and Blue-Green Algae can cause liver disease, ALS, Alzheimers and Parkinsons Disease. The prime directive of the government is to protect public health. He said warnings are not the responsibility of the Florida Department of Health, but cities and counties and beaches and boat ramps, so I should talk to them. I took up his challenge, and they all replied they wait on the Department of Health! This is an cy to implement standard practices over crises like Blue-Green Algae. There are 20 states with Red Tide policies as well as several other nations, as it is a worldwide problem, but Florida is not one! We dont need to reinvent the wheel; just adopt what others already have in place. We need to prevent nutrients and enforce environmental regulations. If we start these things, Mother Nature, who made this river, will clean it up, so our children and grandchildren can enjoy what we did when we all moved here to live. Dont just sit and wait on the Department of Health, concluded Brockovich. Send out the message, and dont care if you do it so much you stress them out or they complain their telephones ring off the hook! Call and call and call and call until they respond. That is something you all can do, and Ive seen it work in other communities. Work with your local media and State and Federal representatives. If you dont go away, your Legislatures will vote your way, even to just shut you up! Make it your job that they hear you. Stick-to-it-ness requires that you be tough, tough, tough, so make them sorry in Tallahassee, as your life requires that you do it! Be determined, dogged, persistent and stubborn, as complacency sends a bad message. Disruption is not a bad word, as disruption wakes people up. This is your moment!Brockovich Speaks on SWFL Water Clean Water Panel, Contd fro pg.1Erin Brockovich, left, with Rae Ann Wessel from the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation. Calusa Waterkeeper John Cassani and Captain Daniel Andrews from Captains For Clean Water. PHOTOS BY GARY MOONEY. FMB Challenges Water District Joins with Lee Communities editor@fortmyersbeach.news Fort Myers Beach has joined Sanibel, Fort Myers and Cape Coral in petitioning the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) to increase Lake Okeechobee fresh water releases during the dry winter season. Spearheaded by Sanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane, who has spoken to the governing bodies of Lee County municipalities to request their support, the effort follows his direct plea to the SFWMD in mid-September, asking them to increase the water released from 300 cubic feet per second to 720 cfs. The SFWMD instead increased it to just 400 cfs as measured at the Franklin Locks. While the estuaries of Southwest Florida are damOkeechobee releases during the rainy season, lowering the salinity in the river and estuary and creating murky water conditions that harm sea grasses that need light, the opposite problem of too little the dry season, November April, when not enough fresh water is released from Lake O. During the dry season, the fresh water from Lake O to maintain the salinity level in the estuary below the Franklin Locks to allow tape grasses to grow. Tape grass serves as primary habitat and direct food source for manatees, birds, turtles and dozens of habitat for complex food webs for many other organisms, the petition reads. The petition calls for the SFWMD to adhere to Minimum Flows and Levels or MFLs as established in Florida law. The Caloosahatchee MFL Rule establishes maximum salinity levels and Franklin lock and calls for a review every 5 years. The current MFL was set in 2001, without meaningful review until last year. The petition states that the proposed changes either do not make a meaningful difference (300 to 400cfs) or are a clear detriment to the estuary and communities. A substantial number of Petitioners residents engage in water-based recreational activiboating, kayaking, paddle boarding, bird watching and nature observation in and around the Caloosahatchees greater estuarine area, the petition reads. The tourist-based economy upon which Petitioners and much of Southwest Florida (relies) is highly dependent on the health of the waterways. A court hearing of the cities challenge to the proposed rule is set for October 29.

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Page 15The Island Sand Paper FortMyersBeach.newsOctober 5, 2018 Newspapers Relevant? Does Advertising Work?Island Sand Paper August Audience Stats Say Yes!August Facebook Posts mostly refer readers to website story and reached audience of over 89,000 August 2018 Print Issue Readers: 30,000 August 2018 Website Visits: 25,000 August 2018 Web Page Views: 110,954 Call us today to start planning a campaign to tell your story via ads in our newspaper, magazine, or website Call Sandy Advertising Manager (239) 463-4461 Wed say thats pretty relevant for any month. BORCAB Long-Range Planning Parks & Rec Primary Goals, Contd from pg.1 BIG SIX APPLE & WRENCH BORCAB discusses the P&R Long-Range Plan (L to R): Becky Bodnar, Lee Melsek, Betty Simpson, Dan Allers and Town Staff Sarah Mayher & Sean DePalma.

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Page 17The Island Sand Paper FortMyersBeach.newsOctober 5, 2018 Stavros N. Maillakakis19302018Mr. Stavros N. Maillakakis, son of the late Nomikos Maillakakis and Vakina Maillakakis, was born November 15, 1930 in Kalymnos, Greece. He attended and graduated from the High School of Kalymnos. He was born into and remained a devoted Greek Orthodox Christian and passed on the love of the Lord he learned from his parents to his children and grandchildren. Upon completion of high school he worked at the Kalymnos Ice Factory for two years before serving in the Greek Army. Following his service he moved to Wollongong in New South Wales, Australia, where he worked for the Australian Iron and Steel Company for eight years before returning to Greece to work with his brother on the construction of three homes for their three sisters. He would later move to the Bahamas where he worked with the Grand Bahama Catering Company for sixteen years and met his wife Francine G. Charron, marrying October 9, 1973. This union was blessed with two children. In 1980 he moved his family from the Bahamas to Fort Myers, FL, where he became a partner in the Plaka Restaurant located at Time Square on Fort Myers Beach. This restaurant has proudly served Greek and American cuisine for 30 plus years and is well known by many. He retired in 2001 and was succeeded by his son Steven Maillakakis. As a result of his generosity and sage advice, he was loved by many. He quietly departed this life Monday, September 24, 2018 at Health Park Hospital in Fort Myers, Florida. He was preceded in death by his brother-in-law George Papageorge, sister Kaliopi Matheous, brother-in-law Dimitrious Matheous, and brother Michaelis Maillakakis. His honorable and God fearing life will forever be cherished in the lives of his children: G. Christopher Hall of Toronto, Canada; Mikes C. Maillakakis and Steven M. Maillakakis both of Fort Myers, FL.; six grandchildren; sister, Nomiki Maillakakis, sister Fotini Papageorge; sister-in-law Evthokia Maillakakis; a host of devoted nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. May his memory be eternal. A Funeral Service was held on October 1, 2018 at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Fort Myers. Condolences may be left at www.fortmyersmemorial.com. Mound House Lecture Prehistoric Underwater Site A prehistoric burial site underwater off Manasota Key is the topic Beach. Archaeologist Ivor Mollema of the Florida Bureau of Archaeologinear Venice that was discovered by a diver in 2016. Throughout 2017, archaeologists completed surveys and excavations of the 7,000-year-old site, thought to once be at the bottom of a peat pond. Mollema is senior archaeologist with the Division of Archaeological Resources for the Florida Department of State in Tallahassee. Refreshments will be served at 5:30 p.m., with the lecture to follow at 6. Admission is $5. The Mound House is at 451 Connecticut St., Fort Myers Beach. For information, call 239-765-0865 or go to www.moundhouse.org. speaker series Oct. 9. Photo submitted.

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Page 18The Island Sand Paper FortMyersBeach.newsOctober 5, 2018 ESTERO ROAD WORKThe Town of Fort Myers Beach Estero Boulevard waterlines are complete for Phases 1 and 2 according to Kaye Molnar, spokesperson for the reFRESH Estero Boulevard projects from Cella Molnar & Associates. The Phase 3 mainline, with 10 and 16 inch water main pipes, will be installed now from Lazy Way to Bayland Rd. The Estero roadway between Avenida Pescadora and Sterling Avenue has only a 50-foot right-of-way, so that stretch may on occasion narrow section is being done now so it is done before prime Tourism Season. The concrete safety wall will soon move from Lovers Lane to Voorhis Street, necessitating the blocking off of Donora Boulevard. FMB Fire Dept equipment at Station 1 at Donora & Estero will be able to turn out of Voorhis St. The curb from Lovers Lane to Strandview Ave, will soon be complete, which will allow the installation of the 6-foot sidewalk in that section. SUMMERSET REGATTASailors from Charlotte Harbor to Marco Island will converge off the coast of Fort Myers Beach this weekend, Oct 6 & 7 for the 53rd annual Summerset Regatta hosted by the Caloosahatchee Marching & Chowder Society. The Summerset Regatta is the oldest and longest running regatta in Southwest Florida. Regatta events begin with a Captains Meeting at Bonita Bills on Friday at 6:30pm, Racing begins at 10am Saturday, Oct. 6 with a series of Buoy Races before a party at Nauti Parrot Dock Bar. The long distance races are held on Sunday: Cruisers Coastal Race beginning at 9:30am and the Competitive Coastal Race at 10am before closing with a dinner and awards, including the coveted Fort Gorda Cup, at Parrot Key Caribbean Grill. Summersetregatta.comMORNING MEANDERJoin an experienced Bird Patrol Guide in Lakes Park, 7330 Gladiolus Dr, Fort Myers, on SA Oct 6 at 8am for Morning Meander, an easy walk along clear paths with an opportunity to see birds in native vegetation. Lakes Park 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 239-533-7580 or 533-7576.HELP THE LEGIONThe Melvin Cowart American Legion Post 274 has been awarded a Home Depot Foundation grant to spruce up their post. Team Depot, a group of skilled trades people, will be working at the post Oct 8-10. Prior to that, the post will be having a work day on SU, Oct 7 beginning at 9am and asks the community to stop by and lend a hand. The post is located at 899 Buttonwood Dr, Fort Myers Beach.SUNSET CRUISEJoin the Fort Myers Beach Womans Club on TU Oct 9 for a Sunset Cruise. The evening begins at 5pm with a Pre-Cruise Social at Fish Tale Restaurant (at your own cost) followed by boarding the Estero Bay Express at the restaurant for a 90-minute cruise. Guest are encouraged to bring snacks and beverages for the cruise. Coolers provided. Cost $24/members or $29/non-members. Tickets may be purchased at bit.ly/WCSunsetCruise or FMB-WC.org under Upcoming Events.FOOD BANK The Harry Chapin Food Bank will continue to bring their mobile food truck to 1510 Estero Blvd every WE from 10am-noon through the end of October to help local residents faced with decreased earnings related to our water quality problems. Choice Market is also available every TH from 10am3pm at Beach Baptist. TIP THE BILLThe Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce is challenging the community to participate in a Tip the Bill Challenge to support our local restaurants and servers that are economically impacted by Red Tide. When you Tip the Bill, write #tipthebillFMBCC on the bill and share on social media Facebook @FMBChamber; Twitter and Instagram @FMB_Chamber. Realizing that not everyone can afford to double their bill, the community is encouraged to tip what they can and try to patronize beach businesses.MORNING MEANDERJoin an experienced Bird Patrol Guide in Lakes Park, 7330 Gladiolus Dr, Fort Myers, on SA Oct 6 at 8am for Morning Meander, an easy walk along clear paths with an opportunity to see birds in native vegetation. Lakes Park 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 239-533-7580 or 533-7576.BUNCHE BEACH BIRDSJoin a naturalist guide to explore on SA, Oct 13 at 7:30am. Bunche Beach offers an amazing opportunity to view shorebirds, shells and possibly a manatee or dolphin. Bring camera, shoes that can get wet, bug spray and drinking water. Bunche Beach, 18201 John Morris Rd. Meet on the beach. Free with A Publication of FortMyersBeach.news FREE rfntb www.FishTaleDining.comNow serving breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 am 11:00 am. Happy Hour from 11:00 am 6:00 pm dailyFish-Tale MarinaBehind Santini Marina Plaza7225 Estero Boulevard (239) 747-6500 LOCALS NIGHT is the place to be on Wednesday nights! Join us for half-priced drinks and $6 Marina Bites, along with our regular menu from 6:00 pm 9:00 pm. Bring your friends, meet your neighbors and enjoy a night of fun! Want to test your smarts & win prizes? Tuesday nights are trivia night in September at Fish-Tale Waterfront Dining beginning at 7:00 pm. Join us in the Tiki Bar for all the fun!

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Page 19The Island Sand Paper FortMyersBeach.newsOctober 5, 2018 FORT MYERS BEACH TOTAL NESTS...... 68 REMAINING NESTS.................. 1 BONITA SPRINGS TOTAL NESTS......... 203 REMAINING NESTS.................. 3 4pm. Located at 451 Connecticut Connecticut. Call for exact times and additional information. 239include: SA Oct 6 Boat Tour; 11am & 2pm Shell Mound Tour; 1pm Guided Tour TU Oct 9 Mound Tour; 1pm Guided Museum Tour; 5:30pm Mound House Lec WE Oct 10 10am Calusa Indian Tools; 11am & 2pm Shell Mound Tour; 1pm Guided Muse um Tour FR Oct 12 Tour SA Oct 13 Shell Mound Tour; 2pm Guided Museum TourLOVERS KEY STATE PARK BEACH LIBRARY FR 9am-5pm and SA 9am-1pm. include: TU Oct 9 WE Oct 10 TU Oct 16 WE Oct 17GOVERNMENT MEETINGSTuesday, 10/9 Wed, 10/10 4:30pm Marine Resources fmbgov.com. more info.239-707-3015COASTAL CLEANUPThe annual Coastal Cleanup on Oct 13 at 9am. Volunteer sites are Beach For more information visit FRIGHT NIGHT and thrilled with the Haunted REGISTER TO VOTE Election. Florida law requires Flor mit an application and update an here to access the Florida Online sonal information. For more infor call 239-LEE-VOTE or visit lee. vote.WATER QUALITY LINKS MOUND HOUSE open sunrise to sunset. Museum

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Page 21The Island Sand Paper FortMyersBeach.newsOctober 5, 2018 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 Monday or Tuesday get printed in the funnies pages that week. We do it simply for the fun of it. I hate it when Junior wins these at the fair. Im the one who has to clean and feed and they they never last long. Eric M. Huntsman Sue Harvel Lowry No Genie!!! I said I wanted to see Phish!!! Not this!! Bill Rountree Jojo Wolf

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Page 23The Island Sand Paper FortMyersBeach.newsOctober 5, 2018 The Print Shop Inkhas moved to 19221 San Carlos Blvd!Between Sunnylands Trailer Court and the Sunoco gas station! Watch for our signs!239-463-7744 printshopfmb@gmail.com Estero Island Garden Club The Garden Club had their last summer lunch recently at Junkanoo, happy to support a local Beach Restaurant. They also remembered the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Irma and the cleanup work that continues. tero Island Garden Club season will be on October 15th at 9 a.m. at the Fort Myers Beach Womans Club, be Garden Club President of Fort Myers Lee County, Bernie Hamera and Director of District 9, Laura Jibben. They will discuss the different and snowbirds are always welcome tive and include refreshments and please call 978 460 2814. Photos provided. Panther Baseball Alumni Fishing Tournament Tournament hosted by the Panther Baseball Alumni will be held on Saturday, October 6 with a Catch, Photo & Release format. This event raises funds to support the Cypress plies and most importantly, awardthat exemplify leadership in their community. A portion of the proceeds will also be donated to Captains for Clean Water. The tournament Captains ber 5 at Parrot Key Caribbean Grill Saturday, with all photos due by 4pm. The Awards Dinner with rafat Parrot Key. Over $5,000 in cash Photo submitted.

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Page 24The Island Sand Paper FortMyersBeach.newsOctober 5, 2018 For all tides go to www.saltwatertides.com Tides Matanzas Pass Ft. Myers BeachDay High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon /Low Time Feet Sunset Visible F 5 Low 3:43 AM 1.8 7:22 AM Rise 3:33 AM 23 5 High 10:14 AM 3.0 7:10 PM Set 5:04 PM 5 Low 5:09 PM 0.4 Sa 6 High 12:14 AM 2.4 7:23 AM Rise 4:37 AM 14 6 Low 4:48 AM 1.5 7:09 PM Set 5:48 PM 6 High 11:25 AM 3.0 6 Low 5:52 PM 0.5 Su 7 High 12:35 AM 2.4 7:23 AM Rise 5:41 AM 7 7 Low 5:42 AM 1.1 7:08 PM Set 6:30 PM 7 High 12:24 PM 3.0 7 Low 6:28 PM 0.7 M 8 High 12:55 AM 2.7 7:24 AM Rise 6:44 AM 2 8 Low 6:30 AM 0.9 7:07 PM Set 7:11 PM 8 High 1:17 PM 3.0 8 Low 6:58 PM 1.0 Tu 9 High 1:15 AM 2.8 7:24 AM Rise 7:46 AM 0 9 Low 7:15 AM 0.6 7:06 PM Set 7:50 PM 9 High 2:07 PM 2.8 9 Low 7:25 PM 1.2 W 10 High 1:36 AM 2.9 7:25 AM Rise 8:46 AM 0 10 Low 7:58 AM 0.4 7:05 PM Set 8:30 PM 10 High 2:56 PM 2.7 10 Low 7:49 PM 1.5 Th 11 High 1:58 AM 3.0 7:25 AM Rise 9:46 AM 3 11 Low 8:41 AM 0.2 7:04 PM Set 9:12 PM 11 High 3:45 PM 2.4 11 Low 8:12 PM 1.6 F 12 High 2:24 AM 3.2 7:26 AM Rise 10:44 AM 8 12 Low 9:26 AM 0.2 7:03 PM Set 9:55 PM 12 High 4:39 PM 2.3 12 Low 8:36 PM 1.7 BEACH CLASSIFIEDSA Better Bugman LLC A Full Service Pest Control Company Residential & Commercial MOSQUITO + SPIDERS CONTROL PROGRAMS Call Today for FREE Estimate. Phone: 239-454-BUGS(2847) Fax: 239-415-BUGS(2847) PEST CONTROL HANDY MAN HANDYMAN SERVICES For Small HOME REPAIRS Call EMMY THE HOME DOCTOR 239-233-2587 BEACH CLASSIFEDS $20 / WEEK $60 / 4 WEEKS 239-463-4461 HELP WANTED HELP WANTED Outrigger Beach Resort Host/Hostess Bring your smile & charming personality to wel come our guests. Cocktail Servers Know your liquors & wine or want to learn more? Join our professional serv ing team. Dishwasher Need night time work year round? We need you! Evening hours, holidays & weekends available. Apply at 6200 Estero Boulevard. Background & Drug Check Required HELP WANTED PART TIME PACK & SHIP STORE Duties are packing & shipping customer sales & service 3-4 days / week Plus 1/2 day on Saturday Call Jo Ann 239-466-8878

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Page 26The Island Sand Paper FortMyersBeach.newsOctober 5, 2018 Water Conditions FMBOct 3, 2018 The mid-week October 3, 2018 Florida Fish & Wildlife Red Tide Report continues to show Red Tide along 130 miles of Southwest Florida coastline and extending 10 miles or more out into the Gulf, the same distribution as last week, but with some decrease in strength of the bloom along the shore. The bloom is now being described as patchy along the coast. Observations of over 1 million Karenia brevis cells/liter (high concentrations) were noted in and/ or offshore of Pinellas, Hillsborough, Sarasota and Lee counties and over 10 miles offshore of Hillsborough County, but at fewer sites than last week. Fish kills were reported in Pinellas, Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee and Collier counties and respiratory irritation was reported from Pinellas, Manatee, Sarasota, Lee and Collier counties, both showing decreased coverage. On the East Coast, K. brevis was observed in St. Lucie, Martin and Palm Beach counties. In Northwest Florida Red Tide has been found in Okaloosa, Walton, Bay, Gulf and Franklin counties. A full FWC Red Tide report is issued every Friday, with an interim, limited report on Wednesday. On September 28 the report indicated a decrease of 5-25% in levels of Red Tide in Lee County. While High Red Tide levels (>1million cells/liter) were reported in Lee County, those levels were found at fewer sites than the previous week. On September 20, the FWC found High levels at Lynn Hall Park, but those had dropped to background levels by September 25. (Background levels refer to 1,000 cells or less/liter) At Lovers Key State Park, low levels were found on Sept. 20 with not present found on Sept 25. High levels were found 1.4 miles offshore of Fort Myers Beach on Sept. 23. The SCCF recovered 12 dead sea turtles from Sanibel and Captiva beaches in the past week: 1 loggerhead, 11 Kemps Ridley. CROWs wildlife hospital treated 17 new patients with Red Tide symptoms, including a variety of birds. While the Red Tide blooms are becoming more patchy, beaches in Collier and southern Lee counties (Bonita Beach) have noticed brown-colored water, reported to be a result of a bloom of a non-toxic diatom, Cylindrotheca. Florida Gulf Coast University Marine Sciences professor Michael Parsons said that the diatom bloom is not as long lasting as Red Tide and offshore winds expected in the next week, may push it away from shore and help to break it up. Water at Sanibels Bowmans Beach has also been darkly colored recently by a non-toxic dito SCCF research scientist Rick Bartleson. Fort Myers Beach and Lee County continue to clean the beaches as needed. On October 2, 2018, the Lee County Environmental Lab documented sparse cyanobacteria at the Alva boat ramp and cyanobacteria upstream of the Franklin locks. Cyanobacteria blooms persist in Lake Okeechobee, the Caloosahatchee River and estuary acthe Franklin locks averaged 2,970 cubic feet/second over the week ending October 1, 66% from Lake Okeechobee discharges and 34% from the river watershed. The Lake Okeechobee Level on October 2 was 14.5 ft. Cyanobacteria levels continue to decrease in the Caloosahatchee River. Red Tide levels creasing concentration and coverage in Lee County, though some areas remain at High levels with Water quality on Fort Myers Beach continues to vary by day, location and time, as it has for the past 2+ months, depending on wind and water currents. The Florida Department of Health in Lee reminds residents and visitors to use caution when on the beach or in waters with high concentrations of red tide. Protect your family and pets by staying away from affected areas until the blooms move further offshore or they go away. Red tide is a naturally occurring algae that has been documented along Floridas Gulf Coast since the 1840s and occurs nearly every year. Because the blooms are patchy, other local beaches may be okay to visit. Residents and visitors are urged to check the latest water quality reports:

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