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25 ¢ 25 ¢ The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area DECEMBER 21, 2012 – JANUARY 3, 2013 2012, Snook Publications P O Box 617, Everglades City, FL, 34139 Volume VI Issue #175 A Very Merry Christmas and a Happy, He althy New Year to all our readers! CHAMBER ELECTIONS At the meeting on December 11, the Everglades Area Chamber of Commerce announced its new Board of directors: Corey Billie, Kenny Brown, Martha Daniels, Orlo Hilton, Tod Johnson, Elaine Middelstaedt, Billy Potter, Terri Rementeria, and Lynn Stokes. For more information, call Kathy at 695-3941. COMMISSIONER NANCE Tim Nance was sworn in as County Commissioner for District 5 on December 11, prior to the Board meeting. Wednesday Ladies Coffee group enjoyed a festive breakfast at Jan Brock’s home on December 12. Photo thanks to Rudy Oglesby Alicia Frew, a frequent visitor from Fort Lauderdale, sent us this photo of the Boat Parade which her family enjoyed seeing on December 8. The Booster Club Christmas Parade toured the neighborhood after everyone enjoyed fun and food on December 15. Ten floats, including this one with a little white tail-wagging doggie, participated in the annual event. NEW BUSINESS Captain Brandon and his wife Alana, along with their two boys Austin and Kaleb, have started a new store in town. Everglades Bait and Tackle has opened its doors to provide bait and tackle to all local and visiting fishermen. Even if you don't need something on this fishing trip, stop in and check them out and they will be happy to give you a report. The store carries a variety of different tackle to make your day of fishing in the Everglades a productive one. They also have a variety of live bait! Just give them a call at 695-0202 and they will be happy to help you! Come on in and support a small family business! Right Choice Now Open Early! On Friday, Sa turday, and Sunday, while you’re buying bait next door, you can now shop from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. During the rest of the week, hours are 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. TIDE TABLE RESTAURANTS If you have news, photos, announcements, or articles ... email mulletra pp er @g or phone 695-2397. CONTENTS Calendar p. 2 Sheriff’s Report p. 8 Events p. 3 Gulf Coast p. 8 School p. 5 Local History p. 9 Recipe p. 7 ESHP News p. 9 Books p. 7 Museum p. 9 Book Club p. 7 Investments p. 9 FL Tales p. 8 Obituary p.11 TIDES & RESTAURANTS p.11 CLASSIFIED p.12 FEATURE: REVIEW OF 2012” p.10 REVIEW OF THE YEAR see page 10 …


The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area DECEMBER 21, 2012 email: PAGE 2 Jan 20: Turkey Shoot Jan 26: Pancake Fly-In Jan 30: BigC ORVs Feb 1: Coastal Cruise Feb 2: Chok COG Winter Fest Feb 8-10: Seafood Festival Feb 9/10: Jammin’ in the Hammock Feb 15: Coastal Cruise, Movie Night Feb 16: Everglades Ultras Race, Paddle-In Feb 19-23: MSD Festival Feb 22: ESHP Dinner/Talk Feb 23: ORA Bazaar THRIFT SHOP: Tues, Thurs, Sat, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm SKATING RINK: Fri, Sat, 7-10 pm DR DEMARTINO: Fri, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm LITTLE GATOR CLINIC: Jan 15, Jan 22 FOOD PANTRY: Sat, 8:30-10:30 am, Community Church AA: Wed, 5:00 pm, Community Church AL-ANON: Thurs, 12 noon, Community Church NA: Sat, 11:30 am, Community Center (Skating Rink) MUSEUM: Tues-Fri, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; Sat, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm SMALLWOOD STORE: Daily, 10 am to 5 pm SHERIFF AT CITY HALL: see notice outside office SHERIFF: 695-2007 CITY HALL: 695-3781 PUBLIC LIBRARY: 695-2511 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: 695-3941 AIRPORT: 695-2778 FAKAHATCHEE: 695-4593 BIG CYPRESS: 695-2000 NATIONAL PARK: 695-3311 CURBSIDE TRASH PICKUP (FRIDGES, WASHING MACHINES, TVs): 252-2380 COLLIER COUNTY: 252-8999 SUN MON TUES WED THURS FRI SAT 16 17 Hour of Prayer Everglades Community Church 7 pm 18Kids’ Clinic 19Ladies Coffee Havana Caf 8 am 20Everglades Book Club RAPPER 21 Mayor’s Lunch Santa’s Visit Tree Lighting see p.3 22 23 Candlelight Service First Baptist 6 pm, see p.3 24 Candlelight Services see p.3 25Merry Christmas Mass see p.3 26Ladies Coffee City Seafood 8 am Indian Art Festival starts see p.3 27Art Demo see p.3 full moon 28 29Pancake Fly-In see p.3 30 31 New Year Watch Everglades Community Church 7 pm, see p.3 JAN 1Happy New Year Mass see p.3 2Ladies Coffee Island Caf 8 am FME Mtg see p.9 3 RAPPER 4 Trail Dedication see p.3 5 6 7 Hour of Prayer Chokoloskee Church of God 7 pm School Starts see p.5 ESHP Mtg see p.9 8 City Council City Hall, 5:30 pm see p.3 9Ladies Coffee Havana Caf 8 am 10Lions Club see p.3 new moon 11Movie Night see p.9 12Art-in-the Glades see p.3 Museum Reception see p.9 Orchid Talk see p.7 13 Coastal Cruise see p.3 14 Hour of Prayer Holy Family Catholic Church 7 pm OFCD Mtg see p.3 15Kids’ Clinic see p.3 Reach Out City Hall, 8:30 am 16Ladies Coffee City Seafood 8 am 17Book Club see p.7 SAC see p.5 RAPPER 18 Lasagna Dinner Comm. Church 19Pet Vet see p.3 Turkey Shoot DECEMBER 2012 / JANUARY 2013


The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area DECEMBER 21, 2012 email: PAGE 3 Festivities on Friday, Dec 21 MAYOR’S LUNCHEON Seafood Depot, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. SANTA VISIT Community Center, 3:30 p.m. TREE LIGHTING City Hall Lawn, 5:30 p.m. HOLIDAY SERVICES First Baptist Church December 23: Candlelight Service, 6 p.m. Everglades Community Church December 24: Candlelight Service, 7 p.m. December 31: New Year Watch, 7 p.m. Chokoloskee Church of God December 23: Sunday Worship, 11 am Copeland Baptist Church December 24: Candlelight Service, 6 p.m. Holy Family Catholic Church December 25: Mass, 10:30 a.m. January 1: Mass, 10:30 a.m. Holy Family Catholic Church has pot-luck lunches after Mass every third Sunday of each month during the season. HOLIDAY RESTAURANTS Following will be OPEN on Christmas: December 25: Rod & Gun Restaurant Miccosukee Indian Arts Festival Dec. 26 – Jan. 1 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. For information, call 305.925.2555 ART DEMO Linda Apriletti, artist-in-residence at Big Cypress National Preserve, will give a demonstration of her techniques on Thursday, December 27, at Oasis Visitor Center from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. She focuses on landscapes of South Florida, especially the Big Cypress and Everglades. PANCAKE FLY-IN A pancake breakfast hosted by Wings 10,000 Islands Tours will take place at Everglades Airpark on Saturday, December 29, from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Everyone is welcome. For info, phone Chuck at 695-3296. SCENIC TRAIL DEDICATION A ceremony to celebrate Florida National Scenic Trail’s 30th Anniversary will be held on Friday, January 4 at 10:00 a.m. at the Oasis Visitor Center. Need a unique gift to give for the holidays or as a thank-you? This calendar has beautiful photos of rare orchids. You can order online at The Friends of Fakahatchee will even send it to your recipient with a gift card. For info, phone 293-8742. Copies are also for sale at Right Choice Supermarket. CITY COUNCIL The next meeting will be on Tuesday, January 8, at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall. Lions Club The next meeting is on Thursday, January 10 at 5:30 p.m. in the Everglades Seafood Depot. For info, call 695-2695 ART-IN-THE-GLADES Support our local vendors at Art-in-theGlades on Saturday, January 12, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in McLeod Park. There will be live music and food for sale at lunch time. Everyone is welcome to set up a table at no charge so if you want to hold a bake sale or have craft works to sell, phone Marya at 695-2905. COASTAL CRUISE Visit historic Fakahatchee Island on Sunday, January 13, on a chartered boat tour from Everglades National Park, starting at 3:00 p.m. A naturalist will guide visitors up the shell mound path, describing rare plants, to the ancient cemetery. Cost is $75 per person. The trip is hosted by the Friends of Fakahatchee. For info and reservations, call 695-1023 or see, click on Events where you can pay online. POSTAGE INCREASE On January 27 the cost of a one-ounce, First-Class postage stamp will increase by one penny, to 46 cents. Buy your “forever” stamps now to save money! OCHOPEE FIRE CONTROL DISTRICT 12/04/12: Structure Fire, Marco 12/06/12: Emergency Med, Copeland 12/06/12: Fire Alarm, Chokoloskee 12/06/12: Vehicle Accident 40 MM I75 12/09/12: Emergency Med, Plantation 12/09/12: Emergency Med, Oasis Ranger Sta 12/10/12: Public Assist, Port of Islands 12/11/12: Power Line Down, 64 MM US-41 12/11/12: Fire Alarm, Marco Island 12/13/12: Vehicle Accident, 73 MM I-75 12/13/12: Emergency Med, Chokoloskee 12/13/12: Vehicle Accident, 70 MM I-75 12/14/12: Emergency Med, Chokoloskee 12/14/12: Vehicle Fire, 78 MM I-75 12/14/12: Vehicle Accident, 78 MM I-75 12/15/12: Emergency Med, Ochopee 12/15/12: Vehicle Accident, Ochopee 12/15/12: Emergency Med, 71 MM I-75 12/15/12: Brush Fire, 61 MM I-75 12/15/12: Emergency Med, Port of Islands 12/15/12: Vehicle Fire, 70 MM I-75 12/16/12: Vehicle Fire, 70 MM I-75 12/16/12: Emergency Med, Chokoloskee 12/16/12: Vehicle Fire, 53 MM I-75 12/16/12: Emergency Med, Everglades City Ochopee Fire Control District Advisory Board will meet Monday, January 14, at Port of the Islands at 4:00 p.m. DOCTOR’S CLINIC Dr. Kirk DeMartino of Marco Island will be in Everglades City to see patients on Fridays from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the clinic behind the Fire Station. He accepts Medicare and insurance. For info, call (239) 642-5552. MOBILE PET VET Dr. Lopez will visit Everglades City on Saturday, January 19, from 9:00 am. to 1:00 pm at McLeod Park. If you want to pick up products (e.g., flea dr ops) at that time, please order in advance by phone or website. Your order will be available and you will not have to wait in line to collect it. For more info, phone 777-7387 or see Little Gator Clinic The free walk-in clinic for youngsters is currently closed for the holidays but will be open again on Tuesday, January 15 and January 22, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. THRIFT SHOP The Reach Out Thrift Shop, behind the fire station, is now open on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area DECEMBER 21, 2012 email: PAGE 4 Daily Weekly Monthly Rentals River Wilderness WATERFRONT VILLAS FREE WI-FI SCREEN PORCH CANOES SWIMMING POOL BOAT RAMP DOCK OUTDOOR BBQ 210 Collier Ave. Everglades City, FL 34139 239-695-4499 Triad Seafood Market & Caf Daily 10:30 am – until Full Table Service Stone Crabs Shrimp Conch Crab Cakes Homemade Key Lime Pies Orlo & Pam Hilton (239) 695-2662 “On the River behind the School” Open Daily 9 am – 8 pm Located behind Right Choice Telephone 821-9477 ANTS-ROACHES TERMITES BED BUGS FLEAS-TICKS SPIDERS RODENTS


The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area DECEMBER 21, 2012 email: PAGE 5 SCHOOL NEWS Everglades City School phone: 377-9800 or 695-2561 website: From Savannah’s Eyes Our basketball team was awesome tonight! Even though we didn't win, the boys worked so hard. At the end of the game we made 10 points in less than one minute and the whole crowd and cheerleaders went wild and cheered their hearts out. I yelled so much I think I lost my voice. Come out and watch our basketball players play, you won't be sorry! I just can't believe that it's already December; almost Christmas ti me! I love the feeling of Christmas; the movies, hot chocolate, cozy house, and being around friends and family. Yet it seems like every Christmas there are more and more commercials and ads about buying the perfect gift or 50% off sales going on now hurry and buy. Christmas isn't about buying a present and making someone happy with it. Christmas really is about gathering together as a family and spending time together throughout the whole day! There is nothing really that I want for Christmas because I already have everything that I could ever need: a loving, healthy family who cares about each other. I couldn't ask for more! I hope that you all have a Merry Christmas and spend time together as a family. Can't wait till Christmas! Love, Savannah Savannah Oglesby is a student in the 10th grade at Everglades City School and a regular contributor to this paper. Girls’ Basketball HOME Games Fri, Dec 21 Gulf Coast High School 5:00 p.m. See website www.collierschools .com/evg for full schedule Principal Spano would like to wish all students, staff, families and community a safe and relaxing holiday! Run, run as fast as you can Kindergarten students in Ms. Yacono’s class brought the “The Gingerbread Man” story to life after reading the different versions: “The Gingerbread Baby”, The Gingerbread Boy” and the “The Gingerbread Girl”. The kids thought it would be "cool" to make their own two-foot cookie by mixing together three boxes of gingerbread mix, three eggs, water and chocolate chips and M&M’s for just the right amount of magic. The children explained what happened after baking the gingerbread man in the kitchen oven: first, he pushed Ms. Lorraine in the freezer, then t ook off running, leaving a note behind that he could be found in a place where you exercise. The kids ran to the gym, only to find another clue: a message on the pin-board that he had run away to a place where you read books. Off they went to the library where another message was placed: he had run to a “centers" classroom. Back in the classroom, the final clue was that he could be found where two “very important people” are. Since it was the end of the day, the children had to wait until the following day to continue their search. The next day Principal Spano announced that he had seen the gingerbread man; the children had to run around his office three times before they found the gingerbread man who was back in his pan in Mr. Spano's cupboard. The Gingerbread Man had turned into a cookie which the children were able to take back to their classroom and enjoy their reward. GREAT GATORS for Nov/Dec Pre-K Hannah Levingston, Brar Hamblin, Morgan Forbes K Ida Jones, Max Collins, Gena Collins, Willie Alvarao-Cruz 1st Katie Collins, Pallas Pike, Stevie Markley 2nd Mackenzie Gibson 3rd Charlie Pace 4th Emma Brown 5th Kyle McMillinm 7th Jasmin Lucas, Rachel McMillin H.S. Kayla Grala IMPORTANT DATES Friday, Dec. 21: Early Dismissal Dec 24 – Jan 4: Winter Break – No School Thursday, Jan. 17: SAC Meeting, 6 p.m.


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The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area DECEMBER 21, 2012 email: PAGE 7 Recipe for Good Eating Egg Casserole for the Holidays submitted by Patty Huff Ingredients: lb pork sausage 1 lb Monterey Jack cheese, shredded 1 TBS butter 1 can (4-oz) green chiles, chopped or diced cup chopped onions lb mushrooms, sliced 1 cup flour 10 eggs, beaten 1 TBS baking powder, tsp salt 16-oz low-fat cottage cheese 1/3 cup melted butter Cook sausage, breaking up into small pieces until done; remove from pan and drain. In the same pan melt butter and add onions a nd mushrooms; cook until tender. In a large bowl, mix together the eggs, cottage and Mont erey Jack cheese, and chiles. Add sausage, onions and mushrooms to egg mixture, cover and chill overnight in the refrigerator. Preheat oven to 325. Lightly grease a 9” x 13 ” dish with baking spray. Combine flour, baking powder, salt and melted butter in a small bowl and add to the egg mixture. Pour into baking dish and cook for 50 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. This is a great casserole to make the nigh t before Christmas, add final ingredients the next morning and bake as everyone is opening gifts. Enjoy! If you have a favorite re cipe to share, please phone or email us. Patty Huff Off the Shelf – Florida Fiction Sanibel Sunset Detective series by Ron Base reviewed by Marya Repko I’ve just read the third (new) book in the series in which the hero solves yet another mystery after getting involved in dangerous exploits in this paradisiacal island and abroad. There are shady character s, hints of sex, local color, and a high-flying executive wife who sticks by him. The author, who spent his life in foreign lands as a journalist and writer, moved to Sanibel where his brother is president of the Chamber of Commerce and a helpmate in the production of the books. These are good poolside reads. To learn more, see Everglades Book Club The next Everglades Book Club will meet on Thursday, January 17, to discuss Over the Edge of the World by Laurence Bergreen. The Book Club meets at 9:30 a.m. on the 3rd Thursday of each month at various members’ homes from November through April. The following are other books on the list: February 21 : Peony in Love by Lisa See March 21 : Signing Their Rights Away by Denise Kurnan & Joseph D'Grese April 18: The Mirror Crack'd by Agatha Christie. Everyone is invited to join the Everglades Book Club. Feel free to come and recommend your favorite book for next year. For info, call Sue 695-9173 or Patty at 695-2397. “ORCHIDS IN CUBA” TALK The Friends of Fakahatchee are hosting a photographic presentation at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 12, about “Orchids Lost & Found in Cuba” by dynamic speakers Mike Owen & Dennis Giardina who were invited to give a paper at an international conference in that country. This event will be held at Lely in Naples. For information, phone 695-2905 or see and click on Events.


The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area DECEMBER 21, 2012 email: PAGE 8 Florida Tales “Two Misguided Angels” by Chester Keene One Christmas Eve back in the day, the Spirit of Christmas was getting a tree and decorating it the night before Christmas Morning. Most of the trees sold were kept on corner lots in the City and left out overnight. There were some trees that were missing from this one lot and the owner had hired a security officer to watch it. The closer it got to Christmas the cheaper the trees were sold. It was about 11:15 p.m. when the Security Guard called that he had been watching two people driving by several times slowly looking the trees over. On the way over it was observed this car had just put a nice tree in the back of their car and pulled out on to the street where they were stopped. Inside were two Senior Citizens that were caught up in the spirit of Christmas and were financially embarrassed. The tree they said "was being taken to a Nursing Home to be a surprise to those that didn't have family that visited." We got caught in the emotion and me being the senior officer on the scene, I asked the owner "if my shift all chipped in, could we buy this tree and they be own their way and this whole thing be forgot?” He agreed to the deal. The two were so overwh elmed with our gesture of the Christmas spirit they got so emotional and it was felt also by us involved. We wished them a Merry Christmas. They thanked us and were on their way for a well needed surprise at the Home. When I pass a tree lot this time of year, I always think of this being of one of my best Christmases. Chester Keene is a retired law enforcement officer and Florida native. He retains the copyright to this article. S HERIFF’S REPORT Residential burglary in Copeland. Sometime between December 14 and 17 an unsecured home located off of Jane’s Scenic Drive North in Copeland was burglarized. Several firearms were reportedly stolen during this incident. Anyone with any information concerning this burglary should contact the Collier County Sheriff’s Office i mmediately at 252-9300. If you have any information con cerning criminal or suspicious activity please call immediately at 252-9300 non-emergency or “911” for emergencies. FWC News For wildlife info and regulations, see Wildlife Alert Hotline: 888-404-FWCC (3922) The Living Gulf Coast by Charles Sobczak (Excerpt from The Living Gulf Coast available at the Chamber Welcome Center and the Big Cypress Swamp Visitor Center) Tree Swallow ( Tachycineta bicolor ) Other names: white-bellied swallow / Status: FL=thriving, IUCN=LC / Life span: to 12 years / Length: 4.7-5.9 in. (12-15 cm) / Wingspan: 11.8-13.8 in. (30-35 cm) / Weight: .06-.09 oz (16-25 g) / Nests: in the northern tier of the U.S. all the way into the Northwest Territories / Found: AC, coastal, near coast, mainland, sometimes flocking in hundreds of birds / Months found: JFMAMjjASOND (The tree swallow breeds in the north, during a few brief months of summer). Over the past decade the tree swallow population, along with a number of other swifts and swallows, has been steadily increasing across Florida. From November through May hundreds, if not thousands, of tree swallows can be spotted forming what appears to be insect-like swarms above open pastures and fields throughout Southwest Florida. This agile flyer can be found early in the morning or at sunset feeding on midges and insects midair. The tree swallow is readily distinguished from its cousin, the barn swallow, by the lack of a deeply forked tail and its coloration, which is metallic green rather than chestnut. The tree swallow winters as far south as Panama and Cuba but does not make it into South America, and it nests farther north than any other American swallow. It uses other birds’ feathers to line its cavity nest, which is believed to help prevent various ectoparasites such as mites and provide additional warmth to the growing chicks. The tree swallow is doing well in part because of its unique ability among swallows to survive on seeds and fruit, as well as insects. In Florida it feeds on wax myrtle trees when insects are scarce because of strong winter cold fronts. Nests of the tree swallow are sometimes invaded by predatory birds, including shrikes, and there is some mortality caused by snakes. By and large the tree swallow has a stable to increasing population across all of North America. Photo by Sara Yunsoo Kim Charles Sobczak lives and writes on Sanibel Island. To find out more about the author and his books, visit BigC ORVs ORV Permits are now on sale at th e Oasis Visitor Center. For info about ORV usage within the Big Cypress National Preserve, contact 695-1205, Thursday through Monday, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Off-Road Vehicle Advisory Committee will meet on Wednesday, January 30, at the Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center, in Ochopee, from 3:30 to 8:00 p.m. For more info, phone 695-1107.


The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area DECEMBER 21, 2012 email: PAGE 9 LOCAL HISTORY The Mysterious Lost Safe of the Everglades We need your help with this local mystery – do you recognize this old safe? It was found broken open and dumped in the swamp on the outskirts of our community. It was made by the Sentry Safe Company and appears to be a table top or wall safe design. The sliding trays may indicate that it once held jewelry and/or other small precious items. Please call or email us with any helpful information. Make sure to look in our next issue for updates. MOVIE NIGHT Join us for two episodes of the 1960s TV series “The Everglades” (and free popcorn & soda!) in a nostalgic Movie Night on Friday, January 11, at 5:30 p.m. in the Jinkins Fellowship Hall at Everglades Community Church. This event is sponsored by ESHP. It is free of charge and open to the public. For info, see www.everglad or phone 695-2905. ESHP News The next Board meeting of the Everglades Society for Historic Preservation is on Monday, January 7, at 8:30 a.m. in City Hall when plans for our Everglades Homes Tour on March 9 will be discussed. Members are welcome to attend. MUSEUM of the Everglades NEWS Inez Hudson (red sweater) is seen here at the Artist’s Reception on December 8. Her paintings “Everglades – Near and Dear” will be on display for the rest of December. Starting in January, you can see the work of Megan Kissinger. The reception to meet this artist is on Saturday, January 12, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The Museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There is no admission charge but donations are welcome. For information, phone 695-0008. The next meeting of the Friends is on Wednesday January 2, at 3:00 p.m. Members are welcome. See our website www.everglad to join and for events. The Storter Collection Exhibit has been extended through January 2013 at the CCSO “CommUnity” Gallery in the Sheriff’s Office in Building J at the Government Center, 3319 Tamiami Trail East, in Naples. For information, phone 252-0810. At the Friends of the Museum annual luncheon on December 3, artist Hannah Ineson showed the new shirts which she designed for the 85th Anniversary in 2013 of the opening of the Tamiami Trail. The grandiose celebration will be on April 27 so save the date! The shirts are available at the Museum. Photo thanks to Helen Bryan INVESTMENT INSIGHTS by Darcie Guerin, CFP Raymond James & Associates, Inc. “Muscles aching to work, minds ac hing to create this is man.” —John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath “Cliff’s Notes” are handy study guides, whic h help many high school procrastinators. Today we’ll look at a Cliff’s Notes version of the Fiscal Cliff; the highest stakes poker game we’ve ever seen. If congress does nothing before year-end, two things may occur; existing tax cuts would expire and many spending cuts will take effect in 2013. This could result in over $500 billion in economic tightening or approximately 3.5% in our gross domestic production. We do know that taxes on capital gains, divi dends, estate taxes, and payroll are set to increase. We don’t know if Congress will reach an agreement before 2012 ends. It is up to our elected officials to reac h agreements on taxes, spending cuts, and whether or not to raise the U.S. debt ceiling. As with all things, this too shall pass. Investors must remain disciplined and patient and keep their eye on the longer-term objective of preserving and compounding capital over time. Stay focused and invest accordingly. Opinions expressed herein are those of the author and s ubject to change at any time. Information obtained from outside sources is believed to be accurate. As federal a nd state tax rules are subject to frequent changes, you should consult with a qualified tax advisor prior to making any investment decision. C ertified Financial Planner Board of Standards In c. owns the certification marks CFP, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and federally registered CFP (wit h flame logo), which it awards to individuals who successfully complete initial and ongoing certification requirements. This article provided by Darcie Guerin, CFP, Associ ate Vice President, Investments & Branch Manager of Raymond James & Associates, Inc. Member New York St ock Exchange/SIPC 606 Bald Eagle Dr. Suite 401, Marco Island, FL 34145. She may be reached at (239)389-1041, email Website:


The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area DECEMBER 21, 2012 email: PAGE 10 City Councilors Parker Oglesby and MacBeth Collins were sworn in. 1/6/12 The Annual Turkey Shoot was sponsored by the Lions Club. 1/20/12 Mamie Street, leading to the Smallwood Store, was finally paved again. 3/30/12 Lincoln Frost at his 100 th birthday. Carl Hiaasen at a Smallwood event. 4/27/1 2 Pastor Dantin was one of many residents who got “flocked” by the Booster Club. 4/27/1 2 Eight students graduated fromECity High School this year. 6/8/12 Kiddieswere kept busy during the Reach Out Summer Camp. 6/22/12 CCSO & volunteers helped youngsters Build-a-Boat and Build-a-Chair. 7/6/12 Pee Wee Basketball taught the little ones new skills and team spirit. 7/20/12 CCSO held a cookout in Copeland during National Night Out. 8/17/12 p hoto thanks to Sue Gentr y Tropical Storm Isaac brought flooding to the Everglades City area. 8/31/12 Ochopee Post Office was painted pink for Breast Cancer Awareness. 10/12/12 REVIEW OF THE YEAR, 2012 GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN Walter Grimes, 1/6/12 Sue Tucker, 3/2/12 William Stanley Brown, 3/2/12 Mary Louise Weeks, 3/30/12 Jacqueline Roehm, 3/30/12 Laberta Brown Thompson, 3/30/12 Ronald James Slutter, 5/11/12 Dinah Stem, 5/11/12 Evelyn Picton Stevens, 5/251/12 Stan Gober, 6/22/12 Alice Morrow, 7/6/12 Clara Smallwood, 7/20/12 Fran Tifft, 8/3/12 Margaret Theresa Weeks, 9/28/12 Jerry Vallez, 9/28/12 Robert Merrill, 10/12/12 Meece Ellis, 10/12/12 Dr. “Sonny” Cooley, 10/28/12 Margaret Turecek, 11/9/12 Gene Davidson, 11/23/12 Larry Demere, 11/23/12 Phill Lawry, 12/7/12 Larry Stone, 12/21/12 *dates refer to Rapper issue


The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area DECEMBER 21, 2012 email: PAGE 11 RESTAURANTS Camellia Street Grill (695-2003): 12 noon – 9 p.m. daily City Seafood (695-4700): 6:00 am – 6:00 pm; daily Fish Market also open Everglades Seafood Depot (695-0075): 10:30 am 10:00 pm; daily Thanksgiving Dinner 10:30-3 pm Everglades Scoop (695-0375): 11:00 am – 5:00 pm; daily Gator Express (695-3937): 7:00 am – 7:00 pm; daily $5 specials & 10% discount to locals Glades Haven Deli (695-2091): 6:00 am – 9:00 pm; daily Havana Caf (695-2214): 7:00 am – 3:00 pm; daily 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm; Dinner Fri-Sat Island Caf (695-0003): 6:00 am – 9:00 pm; daily Ivey House (695-3299): 6:30 – 9:30 am; daily Continental breakfast, box lunches Joanie’s Blue Crab Caf (695-2682): 11:00 am – 4:00 pm; Thurs thru Mon Oyster House Restaurant (695-2073): 11:00 am – 9:00 pm; Sun thru Thurs 11:00 am – 10:00 pm; Fri, Sat Pizza Place and Sandwiches (821-9477): 9:00 am – 8:00 pm; daily (takeout) Rod & Gun (695-2101): 11:30 am 9:00 pm; daily Sunset Raw Bar & Grill: (next to Glades Haven Deli) 11:00 am to 11:00 pm; Fri-Sat-Sun Susie’s Station (695-2273): 11:00 am 5:00 pm; daily The Catch at Port of the Islands (239-394-3005, ext. 507, 1): 12 noon – 10 pm (Tues – Sun) now serving Sunday Brunch Triad Seafood (695-2662): 10:30 am (call for hours); daily Fish Market also open Right Choice Supermarket (695-4535): 9:00 am – 7:00 pm, Mon-Thurs 7:00 am – 7:00 pm, Fri, Sat, Sun Grimm’s Stone Crab (695-3222): 8:00 am – 5 pm, Mon-Sat Loco’s Fresh Produce Frank’s cell phone (239) 462-7050: 7:00 am 3:00 pm; Thurs, Fri, Sat ECity Post Office parking lot If you are wondering about the stack of steel next to Bob Wells Real Estate, they are for the replacement of bridge railings along US-41 from Carnestown to the Dade County line. Project completion (including widening of the shoulders) is estimated to be spring of 2014. For information, call Janet Cook at FDOT on (239) 898-2942. OBITUARY Larry Stone, age 65, of Copeland, FL, passed away on December 6, 2012. Left behind to cherish his memory are his beloved family members; wife Roberta; children, Keith (Hagin) Matthew (Lauren) and Michelle; grandchildren Liz, Matthew, Lily and Morgan; brother Gerald (Brenda) and Sister Deb; mother-in-law Cathy Taylor; brothers in law Jerry (Debbie) & Ken (Donna); sisters-inlaw Marilyn (Tony) and Cathy; many nieces, nephews; and his four legged companions Gretta & Otis. Larry was reunited in heaven with daughter Lissa who preceded him. A memorial service was held on December 10 at Everglades Community Church. A packed congregation attended the service, then expressed their condolences to Roberta as lunch was provided by the Women’s Auxiliary in the Jinkins Fellowship Hall. The service was conducted by Clifton Tomes, former pastor of First Baptist, who said that he kept up with Larry constantly by phone and email. “The good ones always seem to suffer more” but he reassured us that Larry is no longer suffering. Donations in Larry’s memory may be made to Everglades Community Church PO Box 177, Everglades City, FL 34139. Arrangements entrusted to Garfield Funeral Care 5644 Tavilla Circle Naples, FL 34110. See to sign the Tributes. Roberta would like to thank everyone in the community for their support and love. TIDES FOR BARRON RIVER Lat: 25.87N Long: 81.37W http://TIDESANDCURRENTS.NOAA.GOV 12/21 Fri 04:29am 0.3 L 12/21 Fri 09:50am 1.8 H 12/21 Fri 04:19pm 0.7 L 12/21 Fri 09:23pm 2.6 H 12/22 Sat 05:31am 0.2 L 12/22 Sat 11:42am 1.9 H 12/22 Sat 05:19pm 0.8 L 12/22 Sat 10:14pm 2.6 H 12/23 Sun 06:24am 0.0 L 12/23 Sun 01:07pm 1.9 H 12/23 Sun 06:14pm 0.8 L 12/23 Sun 11:02pm 2.7 H 12/24 Mon 07:11am -0.1 L 12/24 Mon 01:42pm 2.0 H 12/24 Mon 07:03pm 0.9 L 12/24 Mon 11:46pm 2.7 H 12/25 Tue 07:53am -0.2 L 12/25 Tue 01:58pm 2.1 H 12/25 Tue 07:48pm 0.8 L 12/26 Wed 12:25am 2.8 H 12/26 Wed 08:32am -0.2 L 12/26 Wed 02:18pm 2.1 H 12/26 Wed 08:27pm 0.8 L 12/27 Thu 01:02am 2.9 H 12/27 Thu 09:09am -0.3 L 12/27 Thu 02:45pm 2.2 H 12/27 Thu 09:04pm 0.8 L 12/28 Fri 01:35am 2.9 H 12/28 Fri 09:45am -0.3 L 12/28 Fri 03:17pm 2.3 H 12/28 Fri 09:39pm 0.7 L 12/29 Sat 02:06am 2.9 H 12/29 Sat 10:20am -0.3 L 12/29 Sat 03:51pm 2.3 H 12/29 Sat 10:14pm 0.7 L 12/30 Sun 02:36am 2.8 H 12/30 Sun 10:54am -0.3 L 12/30 Sun 04:27pm 2.3 H 12/30 Sun 10:51pm 0.6 L 12/31 Mon 03:08am 2.7 H 12/31 Mon 11:27am -0.2 L 12/31 Mon 05:04pm 2.4 H 12/31 Mon 11:31pm 0.6 L 01/01 Tue 03:44am 2.6 H 01/01 Tue 12:02pm -0.1 L 01/01 Tue 05:41pm 2.4 H 01/02 Wed 12:16am 0.5 L 01/02 Wed 04:31am 2.4 H 01/02 Wed 12:38pm 0.0 L 01/02 Wed 06:18pm 2.4 H 01/03 Thu 01:12am 0.5 L 01/03 Thu 05:34am 2.1 H 01/03 Thu 01:17pm 0.2 L 01/03 Thu 06:55pm 2.5 H EVERGLADES CITY Lat: 25.87N Long: 81.37W see for weather and for storms


The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area DECEMBER 21, 2012 email: PAGE 12 The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area PUBLISHER Patricia A. Huff, Snook Publications P O Box 617, Everglades City, FL, 34139 (239) 695-2397, EDITORS Patty Huff & Marya Repko CONTRIBUTORS Helen Bryan, Darcie Guerin, Chester Keene, Elaine Middelstaedt, Savannah Olgesby, Melissa Owen, Charles Sboczak PRODUCTION layout: Marya Repko, printing: Hinson Studios PUBLISHER’S STATEMENT We aim to provide local news of interest to the extended community of Everglades City, Chokoloskee, Plantation Island, Lee Cypress, Copeland, Jerome, and Ochopee. We strive to present the facts accurately with no political bias or personal opinion. The views expressed in signed articles are not necessarily those of the editors or publisher. SUBSCRIPTION RATES 25¢ per issue or $38 per year by US Post 2012, Snook Publications. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without prior permission. ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTIONS date _______________________ Please make check payable to “Snook Publications” and send to Snook Publications, P O Box 617, Everglades City, FL, 34139 ___ The MULLET RAPPER by post ($38) ___ The MULLET RAPPER by email ($10) NAME ___________________________________________ EMAIL _______________________________________________ STREET / P.O.BOX: ALTERNATE ADDRESS _________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ CITY ____________________________________________ CITY _________________________________________________ STATE ________ ZIP ____________________________ STATE _________ ZIP _________________________________ MONTHS AT ALTERNATE ADDRESS __JAN __FEB __MAR __APR __MAY __JUN __JUL __AUG __SEP __OCT __NOV __DEC 12/21/12 PET PICS Courtney Noble’s Blue Heeler & Jack Russell mix puppy Cece. She has such a human personality & when she wants attention she does cute stuff like sit in my laundry basket! Send us y our Pet Pics b y email or p ost. SNOOK CLASSIFIED ----------------------------------------------------Home Business Opportunity: Join our Florida team and become a consultant with this great company which has been in business since 1996 but new to this area. Visit: Email: Call: Cindy at (772) 419-8819 --------------------------------------------------FOR SALE: ’04 Alfa Gold 5th Wheel, 3 sliders, many extras. Generator-ORACenter Kitchen $28,500. (410) 726-7788. -----------------------------------------------FOR SALE BY OWNER: Lot on canal behind P.O. in Chokoloskee. Call (561) 622-6011 or ------------------------------------------------FOR SALE BY OWNER: 3 lots in Chokoloskee, 2 on Calusa Dr, Lot M-4; Lot M-5 (filled); Lot by cemetery. Call (419) 441-2068 or (740) 864-2179. --------------------------------------------------FOR RENT: Studio apartment for rent. $600/mo or 1200 sq ft commercial space with office & handicapped-accessible bath w/shower plus apartment for $1000 a month. Call 239-340-4770. --------------------------------------------------FOR SALE: Lovely duplex: each unit 2 bedrooms/2 baths. Lower level completely redone. Located on canal in Chokoloskee, deeded waterfront, with dock & lift. Reduced $299,900. Call Bonnie at Keller Williams Realty (239) 860-6369. ------------------------------------------------CLASSIFIEDS $10/ issue only $10/issue phone 695-2397 or email us at JOBS--------------------------------------------------Job Wanted: Pressure cleaning homes, boats, RV, store fronts, etc. Call Justin at 595-5930. ----------------------------------------Staff wanted : Greeter, hostess, cashier all in one. Leave name at 695-2273. --------------------------------------------------Tutoring for students: Danielle Swisher at 280-8971 or email Tom Andler at (561) 309-9463 --------------------------------------------------PUT YOUR JOB ADS IN THE RAPPER no charge! phone us at 695-2397 See the Rapper in full color! Visit our website. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Reach Out Thrift Shop Phone Helen 695-3298 Musicians Sue & Robert Rogers and Mitch Mitchell entertained at Art-in-theGlades on December 8. The next event is on January 12.