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25 ¢ The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area APRIL 11 24, 2014 2014, Snook Publications P O Box 617, Everglades City, FL, 34139 Volume VIII Issue #209 Easter Sunday, April 20, 7 am Community Easter Sunrise Service at Everglades National Park. All local clergy leading the service. Special music. Coffee and donuts following. Sponsored by our local churches. HOLY WEEK SERVICES Everglades Community Church April 13 Palm Sunday Worship 11 am (Palm Crosses will be given to attendees) April 17 Maundy Thursday Communion Service 7 pm April 18 Good Friday Service 7 pm “The Seven Last Words of Christ” April 20 Easter Sunday Morning Service 11 am Holy Family Ca tholic Church April 18 Good Friday Service Noon April 20 Sunday Mass 10:30 am CITY COUNCIL REPORT by Marya Repko Mayor Sammy Hamilton said at the meeting on April 1 that the new water plant is scheduled to be ready by the end of the y ear but we also need new lift stations so he is now negotiating that. Although this is the last meeting until August while Council takes a break, he will be busy over the summer on behalf of the City. The Mayor reminded us that National Day of Prayer takes place on Thursday, May 1 and that the Fish Fry to thank our emergency workers and military will be held in McLeod Park on Saturday, May 10 The Council voted to allocate $2,500 to the Fireworks Fund for our Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, June 28 Lt. Mark Milligan for the Collier Co unty Sheriff's Office reported on recent thefts in the area. He said that Operation Medicine Cabinet will be held in front of City Hall on Saturday, April 26 but unwanted medicines could always be left in the secure drop-off box near the front door inside City Hall. In answer to a question by John M. Wilson during Public Comment, the Mayor said that he would send a letter to Club Ev erglades owners reminding them that the parking lot on Storter Avenue North is designated for temporary parking only. He has also heard complaints that boats fr om the island are being moored on docks which are allocated to other people. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, August 5 at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall. MPO Meets in Everglades City Friday, April 11, 10 a.m. The Collier Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Board will meet on Friday, April 11, at 10 a.m. at Everglades City Ha ll. This is your opportunity to observe your county at work. Everyone is invited to attend. The Mullet Rapper wishes to extend best wishes to Pastor Morris and Martha Dantin during this Easter season. Pastor Dantin is shown here with Lynnette Morris, Associate Pastor of Chokoloskee Church of God. They are standing in front of the historic sign which was installed in March for the Walking Tour of Historic Chokoloskee sponsored by the Everglades Society for Historic Preservation. God bless you both. TIDE TABLE RESTAURANTS CONTENTS Calendar p. 2 Florida Tales p. 9 Events p. 3 Museum p. 9 School p. 5 Niles Studio p. 9 Recipe p. 7 Savannah p. 9 Sheriff p. 7 Taxing Things p.10 Parks p. 8 Pelicans p.10 Gulf Coast p. 8 Obituaries p.11 TIDES & RESTAURANTS p.11 CLASSIFIED p.12 FEATURE: Business Spotlight p. 7 If you have news, photos, announcements, or articles ... email mulletra pp er @g or phone 695-2397.


The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area April 11, 2014 June 2-14: Sales Tax Holiday June 28: Independence Day Celebration THRIFT SHOP: Tuesday and Sat, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm SKATING RINK: Fri, Sat, 7-10 pm DR DEMARTINO: Fri, 1:30 to 4:30 pm LITTLE GATOR CLINIC: Closed until October FOOD PANTRY: Sat, 8:30 to 10:30 am, Community Church AA: Wed, 5:00 pm, Community Church AL-ANON: Thurs, 12 noon, Community Church NA: Sat, 11:30 am, Community Center (Skating Rink) MUSEUM: Tues-Fri, 9 am to 5 pm; Sat, 9 am to 4 pm SMALLWOOD STORE: Daily, 10 am to 4 pm VA SUPPORT: Fri, April 25 and May 9, 10 am WEIGHT LOSS: Tues, 5 to 6 pm, Community Church CARNESTOWN Recycle and Trash: 2nd Sat, 9 am to 1 pm SHERIFF AT CITY HALL: Tuesday 4/8 (10-11 am); Tuesday 4/ 15 (10-11 am); Tuesday 4/22 (10-11 am); Tuesday 4/29 (10-11 am) POST OFFICE HOURS: Everglades City 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 4:30 p.m.; Sat: outside pick-up 3:30 p.m. ; Chokoloskee 9 a.m. to 12 noon; 1 to 3 p.m. Sat: outside pick-up 3:30 pm; Ochopee 8 to 10 a.m.; 12 noon to 4 p.m. Sat: Open for service 10 to 11:30 a.m. SHERIFF: 252-9300 CITY HALL: 695-3781 PUBLIC LIBRARY: 695-2511 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: 695-3941 AIRPORT: 695-2778 FAKAHATCHEE: 695-4593 BIG CYPRESS: 695-2000 EVG NATIONAL PARK: 695-3311 CURBSIDE TRASH PICKUP (FRIDGES, WASHING MACHINES, TVS): 252-2380 COLLIER COUNTY: 252-8999 SUN MON TUES WED THURS FRI SAT 6 7 Hour of Prayer Everglades Community Church 7 pm ESHP Meeting Smallwood Mtg 8 Kids’ Clinic School Board Meeting Public Workshop 9 Ladies Coffee City Seafood 8 am 10 RAPPER 11 MPO Meeting City Hall see p.1 Sun-N-Fun Lagoon see p.5 12 Wildflowr Walk, see p.3 Museum Reception see p.9 13 Palm Sunday see p.1 Everglades Bike Ride see p.3 14 Hour of Prayer Copeland Baptist Church, 7 pm full moon 15 Weight Loss see p.7 ReachOut City Hall, 8:30 am OFCD Meeting see p.3 16 Ladies Coffee Sweet Mayberry’s Caf 8 am 17 Maundy Thursday see p.1 18 Good Friday see p.1 No School see p.5 19 Earth Day see p.3 20 EASTER Sunrise Service National Park 7 am see p.1 21 Hour of Prayer Chokoloskee Church of God 7 pm CAC Meeting see p.3 22 Wildflower Walk, see p.3 Weight Loss see p.7 ORV Meeting see p.3 23 Ladies Coffee Island Caf 8 am 24 RAPPER 25 VA Support Group 10 am see p.3 26 Area Cleanup Operation Med. Pancake Fly-In Museum B’day Art-in-Glades see p.3 27 28 Hour of Prayer Holy Family Catholic Church, 7 pm new moon 29Weight Loss Support Group see p.7 30 Ladies Coffee City Seafood 8 am MAY 1 National Day of Prayer Snook Season Closes 2 3 4 5 Hour of Prayer Everglades Community Church 7 pm ESHP Meeting 6 Weight Loss Support Group see p.7 FME Mtg see p.9 7 Ladies Coffee Sweet Mayberry’s Caf 8 am 8 RAPPER 9 VA Support Group 10 am see p.3 10 Museum Reception Fish Fry 11 12 Hour of Prayer Copeland Baptist Church, 7 pm 13 Weight Loss Support Group see p.7 full moon 14Ladies Coffee Island Caf 8 am 15 Stone Crab Season Closes 16 17 APRIL / MAY 2014 If you have news, photos, announcements, or articles ... email mulletra pp er @g or phone 695-2397.


The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area April 11, 2014 email: PAGE 3 CORKSCREW SWAMP Spring is prime time for wildflowers at CREW with special guided wildflower walks: Spring Wildflower Walk with Roger Hammer on Saturday, April 12 from 9:00 am – 12 noon and Earth Day Walk & Reflection with Deb Hanson Tuesday, April 22 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Call (239) 657-2253 for information to register online. Everglades Bike Ride Come join the fun and adventure of the Annual Everglades Bicycle Ride which will begin at McLeod Park on Sunday, April 13, with registration starting at 7:30 a.m. Continental breakfast and seafood lunch included. For info, call 695-2397. Earth Day Festival Celebrate our water, land, wildlife and future at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Saturday, April 19, 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the 50th Anniversary Earth Day Festival! The festival will be packed with live animal shows, live music, boat rides, family activities, festival food and much more! Parking is free in the new lot near the entrance, and admission is discounted for guests; free for all Conservancy members. For a full schedule of events, call 430-2466 or go to CAC Meeting The Citizens Advisory Meeting of the MPO will hold its next meeting at Everglades City Hall at 2:00 p.m. on April 21 This is your opportunity to attend one of the advisory committees that makes recommendations to the MPO from the public’s perspective on transportation issues. Everyone invited. ORV MEETING The next ORV Advisory Committee meeting for Big Cypress National Preserve will be held 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22 at the Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center in Ochopee. For more details go online to APRIL 26 Events Copeland Area Cleanup Code Enforcement in conjunction with the Collier County Sheriff’s Office and the local Community will be holding a cleanup in Lee Cypress/Copeland from 8:00 a.m. till noon. Dumpsters will be on hand along with personnel to help residents dispose of unwanted items. ------------------------------Operation Medicine Cabinet The Collier County Sheriff's Office, in partnership with Drug Free Collier, will hold Operation Medicine Cabinet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A collection box will be set up manned by the Sheriff’s Office outside of Everglades City Hall to dispose of your unwanted drugs. ---------------------------------PANCAKE FLY-IN A pancake breakfast hosted by Wings 10,000 Islands Tours will take place at Everglades Airport from 10 a.m. to noon. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 695-3296. ---------------------------------Museum of the Everglades 16th Birthday Party 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Antique Cars, Walking Tour Old-Timers Story Telling Arts and Crafts, Live Music Free Hot Dogs, Lemonade Birthday Cake For information, call 695-0008 or visit ---------------------------------ART-IN-THE-GLADES Support local vendors from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Art-in-the-Glades across from the Museum. Call Marya Repko at 695-2905 for more information. Join the Parade! Our Independence Day Celebration is on Saturday, June 28 this year and the theme of the parade is "Celebrating Our Heritage" so start planning your floats to win a prize. For information, call Elaine at 695-2695. The festivities are organized by a small group of volunteers and they would love to hear if you'd like to help them … what can you do? kiddies' activities? arts & crafts? fundraising for the fireworks? other ideas? Contact Dottie at 695-3781. OCHOPEE FIRE CONTROL DISTRICT 03/25/14: Emergency Med, Port of Islands 03/25/14: Emergency Med, Port of Islands 03/26/14: Emergency Med, 53 MM I-75 03/26/14: Vehicle Accident, 61 MM I-75 03/26/14: Emergency Medical, Copeland 03/26/14: Emergency Med, Everglades City 03/27/14: Vehicle Accident, 55 MM I-75 03/28/14: Emergency Med, Everglades City 03/28/14: Vehicle Accident, 49 MM US 41 03/29/14: Emergency Med, Everglades City 04/01/14: Emergency Medical, Chokoloskee 04/01/14: Vehicle Accident,US41 & Union 04/02/14: Unknown Med Problem 62 MM I-75 04/02/14: Emergenc y Medical, Ochopee 04/03/14: Emergency Medical, Chokoloskee 04/03/14: Brush Fire, 52 Mile Marker I-75 04/03/14: Vehicle Accident, 75 MM I-75 04/04/14: Emergency Medical, Copeland 04/04/14: Vehicle Acci dent, SR 29 & US 41 04/05/14: Emergency Med, Everglades City 04/05/14: Emergency Med, Port of Islands 04/06/14: Emergency Medical, 71 MM I-75 04/07/14: Emergency Med, 66 MM I-75 The next OFCD Advisory Committee Meeting will be Tuesday, April 15, at 4:00 pm in Port of the Islands Realty Office at 24998 Tamiami Trail, Naples. DOCTOR’S CLINIC Dr. Kirk DeMartino will see patients in Everglades City every Friday from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the office behind the Fire Station. If you have any questions, call (239) 642-5552. Little Gator Clinic The free walk-in clinic behind the Fire Station will be closed until October. We wish to thank Kathy and GB Barnard for their service to the community, and we look forward to seeing them again in the fall. THRIFT SHOP HOURS The Thrift Shop, located behind the Fire Station, is open every Tuesday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please do not leave items outside the shop. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Annie at the Thrift Shop. Veterans Support Group The Veterans Support Group meetings are held every other Friday. The following are the next dates: April 25 and May 9 at 10:00 a.m. Veterans and family members of veterans meet in the Jinkins Fellowship Hall at the Everglades Community Church.


The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area April 11, 2014 email: PAGE 4 Daily Weekly Monthly Rentals River Wilderness WATERFRONT VILLAS FREE WI-FI SCREEN PORCH CANOES SWIMMING POOL BOAT RAMP DOCK OUTDOOR BBQ 210 Collier Ave. Everglades City, FL 34139 239-695-4499 Triad Seafood Market & Caf 10:30 am – 5:00 pm; daily 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” O p en 6 am WANT ED CASH REWARD Antique & Used Fishing Tackle Buy & Sell – Reels, Wood Rods, Lures, Fish Mounts, Tackle Boxes, Fly Rods & Reels, Gaffs, Fighting Chairs, Nets, Nautical Items Old Rod & Reel Collector 239.695.4288 1 0:00 AM – 5:00 PM Driftwood SpaMassage Therapy and Spa Services 239-695-0069 Closing for the summer after April 13


The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area April 11, 2014 email: PAGE 5 SCHOOL NEWS Everglades City School phone: 377-9800 TAYLOR’S CORNER I had so much fun over spring break. We went fishing and camping out on the islands. My friend, Alisia, had a slumber party, moved to her own bedroom away from her three brothers and even went to the beach! My friend Case went to the Nickelodeon Hotel for his birthday and got slimed! He also got autographs from Squidward, Spongebob, Sandy Cheeks, and Mr. Crabs. Candice went search ing for interesting insects to add to her collection. Charlie went swimming and sang. Thanks for contributing, guys!! Have you ever noticed the osprey nest on the power station between Camellia Street Grill and City Seafood? I have been watching it for the last few weeks and there seem to be chicks in it now. The other day I saw the father osprey chasing away another osprey; it was so exiting and amazing to watch! So keep your eyes peeled for it. Just a friendly reminder for everyone that there is no school on Friday, April 18. Yaa Ho o…a 3 day weekend! Sorry folks but I made a mistake in my last article. The Little Bits competition is not until May 10; again, I am very sorry for that mistake. I have been playing Little League with my friends and it is awesome! Last week my friend Carson, Alisia and I all got home runs! Games are every Saturday at 1:00 pm so come on down and cheer on the teams! Taylor Dahlke is 10 years old and in the 4th grade at Everglades City School. She is the reporter for the elementary school. The Wild Everglades: “White-Tail Deer” by Claybrook Story The white-tailed deer ( Odocoileus virginianus ), also known as the Virginia deer or simply as the whitetail, is a medium-sized deer native to the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, and South America as far south as Peru. The deer's coat is a reddishbrown in the summer and spring and turns to a grey-brown throughout the fall and winter. The deer can be recognized by the characteristic white underside of its tail. White-tail deer eat large varieties of food, commonly eating legumes and foraging on other plants, including shoots, leaves, cacti, and grasses. They al so eat acorns, fruit, and corn. There are several natural predator s of white-tailed deer: wolves, cougars, and American alligators. Claybrook Story is 13 years old and in 7th grade at Everglades City School.LETTER FROM THE PRINCIPAL Dear Parents, Students, and Community Members, It is here, FCAT! We are now in the process of testing our students. Our teachers have spen t the entire year preparing our students and we feel ready to begin. I want to thank our staff and students for the efforts that have been put forth. We hope you have noticed the new poetry section of the Mullet Rapper The person responsible for this is one of our very own students, LeAnne Bedford. We want to thank LeAnne for stepping up and contributing. We currently have four students writing for the Rapper Along with LeAnne, we have Savannah Oglesby, Taylor Dahlke and Claybrook Story. I want to publicly thank these four students for going above and beyond for our community newspaper. As always, please feel free to call with any questions you may have regarding our school. Gratefully, Bob Spano, Principal VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT Everglades City School would like to recognize a volunteer that comes all the time to help out. Her last day was Tuesday, March 18. The staff would like to say thanks to Sue Anderson for all she has done. EASTER by LeAnne Bedford Jesus With Us The skies of blue, The skies of gray, God brings something, New each day. Our hearts are glowing, With perfect light. Jesus is with us, Day and night. He loves us though You cannot see. He loves us both, You and me! With our hearts, Inside or out. Jesus is with us! There's no doubt! LeAnne Bedford is a 16 yrs old and in the 10th grade at Everglades City School. HOME SPORTS SCHEDULE Boys Varsity Baseball Monday, April 14 vs Immokalee High School at 8 pm Tuesday, April 15 vs Marco Island Academy at 4 pm Boys JV Baseball Monday, April 14 vs Immokalee High School at 5 pm IMPORTANT DATES Friday, April 11 Hot Summer Nights, Fun-N-Sun Lagoon Middle/H.S., Water Safety Event, 5-9 pm Friday, April 18 No School Monda y, A p ril 28 Kinder g arten Re g istration Be g ins


The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area April 11, 2014 email: PAGE 6 Tri-County Cooling & Refrigeration, Inc. Sales Service Maintenance CALL ANYTIME 239-253-4860 Licensed CAC 1817126 BREAKFAST LUNCH DINNER Spring Show “Everglades Skies” Everglades Art Varick Niles Studio 110 Camellia Street Fridays & Saturdays 11:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Open only until April 19 Look forward to seeing you in November


The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area April 11, 2014 email: PAGE 7 LIVEABOARD BOAT SLIPS – NAPLES Slip Sales Starting at $39,000 Slip Rental starts at $400/mo Contact: (239) 289 3143 or ( 239 ) 389 0367 Everglades Area Hot Lines Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 313-530-3395 AlAnon 239-263-5907 Narcotics Anonymous (NA) 239-776-1525 12-Step Meeting Schedules are available in City Hall and Chokoloskee Post Office Recipe for Good Eating Cheesecake Recipe Submitted by Kathy Kronk Success Weight Loss Program 8 oz Greek cream cheese (or low fat) 1/2 cup Greek yogurt 1/4 cup low fat milk 1/2 cup Egg Beaters 10 pkts Splenda 1 tsp vanilla 1 chocolate cookie pie crust 1 cup fresh sliced strawberries 2 TBS sugar free strawberry jam Sugar free whipped topping Let cream cheese warm to room temperature then beat with Splenda, vanilla, Egg Beaters and milk until smooth. Pour into crust and bake at 350 approximately 35 minutes until knife inserted in middle come s out clean. Cool completely. Arrange strawberries on top; then spread with jam. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Top each slice with whipped topping, if de sired. Makes 8 servings. Calories: 1/8th of pie is 155 calories plus topping. WEIGHT LOSS SUPPORT GROUP Success Weight Loss class is held every Tuesday from 5 6 p.m. at the Community Church on the Circle. The class is a Christian-based support group for wellness. Everyone is invited ( photo above includes Sue Rogers, Helen Bryan and Sadie Stroud ). Everglades Book Club The following books have been selected for next season: November “ What Happened To Ochopee? ”, December “ Agent Zigzag ”, January “ Salem Falls ”, February “ The Leopard ”, March “ A House in The Sky ”, and April “ A Land Remembered ”. Enjoy reading them over the summer and join us in November. More details to follow in the fall. SHERIFF’S REPORT On March 27 a 31-year-old female (formerly of Copeland) was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine by the Collier County Sheriff’s Office. Also, on March 27, a 20-year-old male from Copeland was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana by the Collier County Sheriff’s Office. Always remember to secure your valuables and report any suspicious activity immediately to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office at 252-9300 or in an emergency by dialing 911. Stay Safe! THE SHELTER FOR ABUSED WOMEN & CHILDREN If you or someone you love is in an abusive relationship, call the confidential 24-hour crisis line: (239) 775-1101/TTY or (239) 775-4265; the Shelter provides all services free of charge. Visit for more information. BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT The Mullet Rapper would like to welcome a Florida attorney who recently permanently relocated to the Everglades City area to pursue his life-long passion of saltwater fly fishing. He and his family have owned a small fishing cottage in the area for over 25 years. Richard A. Mills, III, is rated “AV Preeminent” (5.0 out of 5.), the highest rating a lawyer can obtain from the nation’s top independent attorney rating company. He is available for free initial consultations in the following practice areas: Business formation and sales, contract drafting; residential and commercial real esta te, wills, trusts, probate administration, and asset protection planning; elder law and establishing Florida domicile and all types of personal injury. Mr. Mills has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1982 and has over 20 years of experience in all practice areas identified above except for personal injury which is a new practice area. In personal injury matters, he co-counsels with Richard Treiser, an attorney with his firm that has over 20 years of expe rience in that practice area. Mr. Mills practices with Treiser Collins at 3080 Tamiami Trail East in Naples and can be contacted at his office telephone 298-8390, cell phone (239) 227-4149 or email See advertisement on this page. NOW SERVING EVERGLADES CITY S.W. FLA’s Pest Authority since 1990 CALL 239-455-4300 SPIDERS 6-Month Guarantee 3899 Mannix Dr #412 See the Rapper in full color! Visit our website. Richard A. Mills, III Attorney-at-Law Free Initial Consultations: Business formation and sales, contract drafting; residential and commercial real estate, wills, trusts, probate administration, asset protection planning; elder law, establishing Florida domicile; all types of personal injury. (239) 298-8390 cell (239) 227-4149 email:


The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area April 11, 2014 email: PAGE 8 Author Featured on National TV Charles Sobczak, noted author of The Living Gulf Coast (awarded the Gold Medal in 2011 by the Florida Publisher’s Assn) and Living Sanibel, will be featured on “Cities Tour” on BookTV (C-SPAN2) and American History TV (C-SPAN3). The program will air on April 19 & 20 at noon and will be available online after the broadcasts. Charles has been contributing articles to The Mullet Rapper since 2011 and has sold over 10,000 copies of Living Sanibel. Learn more about the author at Congratulations, Charles! Shawn Benge Appointed Acting Superintendent Acting Superintendent Shawn Benge is on a 90-day assignment to fill the position held by retiring ENP Superintendent Dan Kimball. Shawn has 26 years of experience with the NPS and comes from Atlanta where he was the Deputy Regional Director. He was the primary agency official responsible for managing the NPS oil spill response activities of Deepwater Horizon. Public Comments Public comments for the Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park proposed management plan will be accepted through Wednesday, April 30. A copy of the draft plan is available at Please email any comments to Backcountry Access Plan This plan is to provide ORV secondary trails, non-motorized trails, and camping plan and to establish a permanent route for the Florida National Scenic Trail. Comment period ends May 11 See .cfm?projectID=49334 for more info. Big Cypress Zone 4 Closure Zone 4 airboat access within Big Cypress National Preserve was closed on April 7 due to low water conditions. This began the 60-day ORV closure for this management unit within the Preserve. Pending water levels, this unit will reopen for airboat access on June 6 Living Gulf Coast by Charles Sobczak Bottle-nosed Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) Other names: flipper, porpoise, dolphin, common bottlenose dolphin / Status: FL=sta ble, IUCN=LC / Life span: to 25 years / Length: 7.5-9.5 ft (2.28-2.9 m) / Weight: 330-1,400 lb (150-650 kg) / Reproduces: in the back bays and estuaries / Found: in all the bays, estuaries, beaches and offshore waters. Any visitor to Southwest Florida would be hard pressed not to spot a bottle-nosed dolphin over the course of a week’s stay. The dolphin is ofte n observed swimming in the gulf just off the beaches or can be spotted inshore while kayaking or canoeing. It is always a delight to watch and shows little fear of man. Worldwide there are 32 different species of toothed whales, the family (Delphinidae) to which the bottle-nosed dolphin belongs. The largest memb er of this extensive family is the orca, or killer whale, which can reach lengths of 30 feet and weigh as much as 9,000 pounds. The orca will attack and eat dolphins given the opportunity. The dolphin is an extremely so cial animal, living in groups of 15 to 100 animals called pods; larger pods may have as many as 1,000 members. The dolphin has a unique and special relationsh ip with man. Tales of bottle-nosed dolphins saving drowning sailors date back to Greek times, although recent studi es indicate that this may be part of an instinctive behavior. With a brain size larger than ours, the bottle-nosed dolphin has been studied extensively for decades. Highly intelligent, it has been trained to perform in places such as Sea World in Orlando, as well as to carry out tact ical exercises including th e detection of sea mines and enemy divers for the U.S. Navy. In some part s of the world the dolphin has actually learned to cooperate with local fishermen, driv ing schools of fish into their nets, then taking the escaping fish as a form of payment for services rendered. The dolphin has a wide array of sounds and no ises, including many in ranges far above the capacity of the human ear. An interesting study is being conducted by neurologists at Caltech University in California where scientists have verified that the dolphin has distinctly shaped brain cells (called von Economo neurons), which are found only in the gr eat apes, elephants, and the whales. This may be biological evidence for behavi ors that were once considered to be strictly human. These elongated neuron cells a ppear to be responsible for langua ge, as well as empathy, trust, guilt, embarrassment, love, and humor. Another am azing though seldom discussed fact about the bottle-nosed dolphin is its highly unusual sexual activ ity. Like humans, the dolphin is one of only a handful of species that has no set breeding or calvi ng season but mates and procreates any time of the year. Numerous studies of both wild and captive bottle -nosed dolphins have verified that this marine mammal engages in group sex, bi sexuality, cross-species sex with the spotted dolphin, and homosexual activity. Some male pair s appear to partner for life, while the female dolphin, which may raise up to 10 calves in her breeding lifetime, w ill have a different father for every calf she births. Recent evidence indicates that as many as 1,500 species of wild animals engage in some form of homosexual or bisexual activity, incl uding giraffes and chimpanzees. Some of this behavior may be related to social bonding an d establishing dominance. The dolphin eats mostly fish, but also takes squi d and octopus. Along the west coast of Florida its predominant prey is mullet, which it stuns with its pow erful tail, flipping the fish high in the air, then swimming back to dine on it after it lands, stunned for a brief period of time by the impact with the water. Several dolphins will some times be seen working together as a team to corral schools of striped mullet in a behavior similar to that of lion prides or wolf packs. High-frequency vocalizations help the dolphins coordinate these mullet hunts. A lthough the temptation exists to feed this marine mammal, it is never advisable. It can make the dolphin dependent on humans for food and can lead to it becoming entangled in cast nets and fishing line, resulting in injury or sometimes even death. Another concern is that the dolphin can and will bite. Feeding any wild animal, from shark to alligator, is not advisable. In the wild, the dolphin has several natural predators. In Australia and New Zealand, scores of bottle-nosed dolphins displa y scarring from past shark attacks. In Florida the bottlenose has been known to be killed by bull, tiger, and hammerhead sharks, as well as killer whales. It is also infrequently killed when it gets entangled in crab-pot lines and gill and trawl nets. Water pollution, especially raw sewage that can br ing on diseases, nutrient-rich dead zones from the overuse of fertilizers, and red tides also take thei r toll. The dolphin is also known for stranding itself, on beaches en masse, though no one has been able to sufficiently explain this bizarre and often fatal behavior. It is still killed and eaten in Japan and pa rts of China but is protected throughout most of its range. One of the most difficult things for a self-centered species such as Homo sapiens to come to grips with is the concept that we may not be the mo st advanced or sophisticat ed species on the planet. While it is obvious that we, as tool makers and t ool users, can out-compet e and hence eradicate the entire world population of bottle-nosed dolphin, it is another thing entirely to admit that the dolphin has a better world to live in. It doesn’t make tools because in its environment it doesn’t need them. It has far more habitat than humans because the oceans cover more than 70 percent of the globe. It has no gravity to contend with, ample food, few na tural predators, a complex and rich social environment, and in all probability some kind of language, though we have yet to decode or understand it. An amazing mammal, the bottle-nose dolphin may someday prove to be the most intelligent, if not the luckiest, animal on earth. This article is an excerpt from Living Sanibel A Nature Guide to Sanibel & Captiva Islands by Charles Sobczak. The book is available at Barnes & Noble and your favorite online sites. Charles Sobczak lives and writes on Sanibel Island. To find out more abou t the author and his books, visit


The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area April 11, 2014 email: PAGE 9 Florida Tales by Chester Keene “The Paw Paw Patch – Naples First City Jail” This was the first Jail in Naples. Total cost less than two hundred dollars to build. It had a cement floor and windows with iron pipe bars and two cells. It was called the Paw Paw Patch because of the fruit growing there. Old timers say most of the time when someone was placed in it, the door was not locked and they knew not to leave. Cale Jones was the Chief of Police and he would tell them. "if you leave, it just gets worse on you." The worst punishment was to come from the outside. The first thing someone did when placed in the holding facility was tear out a hole in the screen windows. This allowed hordes of mosquitos and no-se-ums in to administer the punishment. Chief Cale would buy a new screen and hardware cloth (a heavy metal screen wire). It was also torn out so some friends or visitors of the inmate could go buy a pack of cigarettes for them. A bucket of water was kept outside the door just in case someone set the bedding on fire. Well, this happened and one of Chief Cale's nephews saw the smoke and ran and told his mother next door down from the jail. She said "go down to the pier and get your dad; he's there in the pickup truck." He did and when they got back the place was smoking good. His dad poured the water on the fire, about that time Chief Cale arrived also. His dad took care of putting the fire out and Mr. Cale took care of the would-be arsonist. Later on a new jail was built at 8th St South and 8th Ave So along with a Fire Station. When the old Paw Paw Patch was torn down after being used as a storage shed, the window to one of the sides was stored at the new police station. It was later donated to the History Museum. Picture of Chief Cale Jones in Car. Courtesy of Mary Jones O'Neil Chester Keene is a retired law enforcement officer and Florida native. He retains the copyright to this article. MUSEUM of the Everglades The current exhibit in the Pauline Reeves Gallery “Florida Nature: Through the Artist’s Eye” will continue until the end of the month. Everyone is invited to meet the artist Christine Reichow at the reception hosted by the Friends of the Museum on Saturday, April 12 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The celebration of the Museum’s 16th Birthday and the 86th Anniversary of the Opening of the Tamiami Trail will be held on Saturday, April 26, from 10:00 2:00 p.m. This is an annual community event sponsored by the Friends of the Museum of the Everglades. Please join us and enjoy the an tique cars, live music, arts an d crafts, a walking tour, free lunch, and old-timers storytelling. Mark your calendars! 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. The meeting of the Board of Directors for the Friends of the Museum is held the first Tuesday of each month at 3:30 p.m. in City Hall. All members are welcome to attend. Visit for more information or pick up a brochure in the Museum. VARICK NILES EVERGL ADES ART STUDIO Varick Niles will be closing her art studio on April 19 but you still have time to see her spring show entitled “Everglades Skies” for a few more weeks on Fridays and Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Her studio is located at 110 Camellia Street (just across from the Ivey House). Visit website for more information. Everglades Art Studio will re-open in November. From Savannah’s Eyes Last Friday, April 4, I was invited by one of my senior friends to Universal Studios’ annual Grad Bash in Orlando which goes from 7 pm to 2 am in the morning. You ride all the rides you want and enjoy the performances and festivities. Last year I went and had the time of my life so I was definitely looking forward to this year. When we arrived at 8:30 pm, my friends immediately went to the rides. One of our first was my favorite ride, The Mummy which is based on the movie The Mummy and Revenge of the Mummy It’s an indoor roller coaster going into different rooms and down the tracks at high speed. It’s so awesome! Then we rode Rip Ride Rocket another high-speed rollercoaster with twists and turns and steep drops. It even goes upside down. I was indeed nervous and scared that I was going to fall out or get stuck upside down, but it didn’t happen and I fell in love with the ride! It has individual speakers in each seat where you pl ay a song you choose while you’re riding the ride. Though I do love all the rides, the one I had most fun on was Rip-Saw Falls where you get into a log in the water and go through many dips and drops, followed by a ginormous drop at the end where you get soaked! Last year I didn’t get wet as much as I did this year. I sat in the fron t while everyone else sat behind me. My friend Herbie reached into the water and splashed us with the water, and I vowed for revenge so I quickly reached down into the water and splashed not only Herbie but also all my other friends. After that it was like we had started World War 3, but usin g water as our weapons. Before we even hit the big drop at the end, we were soaked from head to toe. Thank goodness for waterproof mascara, right? I never laughed so much on a ride ever until then. But everything has to come to an end eventually, even the best night ever. I can’t wait until my Senior Year (five months away) so I can go back to Grad Bash for one last time and make this one the best of them all! Every year at Grad Bash a famous singer performs. Last year it was the Latin-Grammy winner Pit Bull; this year it was R&B Grammy winner Ne-Yo. He sang just like he does on the CD; it’s hard to find a singer that sounds just as good or even better than they do on their record, but Ne-Yo is one of the few that is still around! Love, Savannah Savannah Oglesby is a student in the 11th grade at Everglades City School and a regular contributor to this paper.


The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area April 11, 2014 email: PAGE 10 TAXING THINGS by Mike the Tax Guy TAX YEAR WRAPUP Time Expiring to Claim $760 Million in Refunds for 2010 Tax Returns If you did not file a tax return for 2010, you may be one of over 900,000 taxpayer due a refund. If you are, you must claim your share of almost $760 million by the April 15 tax deadline. The unclaimed refunds apply to people who did not file a federal income tax return for 2010. Some people, such as students and part-time workers, may not ha ve filed because they had too little income to require filing a tax return. They may have a refund waiting if they had taxes withheld from their wages or made quarterly estimated payments. A refund could also apply if they qualify for certain tax credits (i.e., Earned Income Tax Credit). If you didn’t file a 2010 return, the law generally provides a 3year window to claim a refund. For 2010 returns, the window closes on April 15, 2014. If you don’t file a claim for a refund within 3 years, the money becomes property of the U.S. Treasury. There is no penalty for filing a late return if you are due a refund. If you’re missing Forms W-2, 1098, 1099 or 5498 for prior years, you should ask for copies from your employer, bank or other payer. If you can’t get copies, get a free transcript showing that info from the IRS by filing Form 4506-T to get a transcript. The deadline for most people to amend their 2010 tax return and claim a refund will expire on April 15, 2014. Extensions of Time to File Your Tax Return There are three ways you can request an automatic extension of time to file a U.S. 2013 individual income tax return: 1) you can electronically file Form 4868 (PDF), Application For Automatic Extension of Time To File U.S. Individual Tax Return ;. 2) you can pay all or part of your estimated income tax due using a credit or debit card or by using the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS); or 3) you can file a paper Form 4868 by mail. If you need to pay additional taxes when filing Form 4868 electronically, you may do so through an outside service provider or through e-file You can refer to your tax professional for ways to file electronically using e-file services. If you wish to file electronically, be sure to have a copy of last year's tax return. You will be asked to provide the adjusted gross income (AGI) from the return for taxpayer verification. A second way of requesting an automatic extension of time to file your individual income tax return is to pay part or your entire estimated income tax due by credit card or debit card or by using EFTPS. At the completion of the transaction, you will receive a confirmation number for your records. Finally, you can request an automatic extension of time to file your individual income tax return by completing paper Form 4868 and mailing it to the appropriate address provided on the form. Please be aware that an extensio n of time to file is NOT an extension of time to pay. Next Year Taxpayers who turn 70 this year must start receiving required minimum distributions (RMDs) from Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) and workplace retirement plans by April 1, 2015. Mike, The Tax Guy, provides income tax services. His phone number is 695-0595. PLEASE DON’T FEED THE PELICANS! by Kathy Brock Brown Pelicans dot the piling tops along the Barron River. It is so picturesque, so Everglades City! When boats approach the docks, the birds quickly fly to beg for treats, snapping their bills to take in whatever is thrown in their direction. They are so persistent, it is hard to resist giving them what they are begging for. Unfortunately for the pelicans, this is not the food they were built to eat. Instead, pelicans “should” feed on small bait fish that easily slip down their gullets. When we offer pelicans the filleted carcasses of our daily catch it can and often does, lead to big health problems. These larger fish bones get lodged in their throats, stuck in their intestines and cause them harm…and sometimes death. The von Arx Wildlife Center of the Southwest Coast handles many cases each year. Sometimes they are able to help, sometimes they cannot. Their solution to the problem is simple…don’t feed them large fish carcasses, try not to feed them at all! It’s difficult to avoid the pe licans when you are cleaning fish at the docks. Sometimes even when we try to keep the scraps away from these birds, they end up diving in and getting them anyway. I have had to carry the scraps away and come back later just to avoid them, which isn’t practical. One simple solution is a 4 inch PVC pipe that extends from your cleaning station into the water below. If you use this method, make sure to extend the pipe so that it is still beneath the water even at low tide. Scraps easily slide down avoiding the pelicans altogether. Large fish bones aren’t the only problems facing the pelicans. Fishhooks are another hazard. My husband Tim and I have removed many hooks from the birds over the years. Somehow they must know we will help them and end up on our dock and, as a team, we know what to do. The best solution is to try a nd do what you can to keep the hazards away from the pelicans. It won’t always work, but we can all try. If you should see a pelican or any other creature that needs help, please call von Arx Wildlife Center. They have many volunteers that will actually come and pick up injured wildlife and bring them to the center. The von Arx Center does a fantastic job and they rely completely on donations for funding. You can donate to von Arx by calling Christine Kruman at 239-403-4206. Kathy Brock and her husband Tim have been spending weekends in their Everglades City home for over 20 years. On March 23 River and grandma Sandy Pitts stopped on Chokoloskee causeway to build an addition to the two Inuksuk's that were already there. It was fun and River was proud of his new skill. His is the small one in front.


The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area April 11, 2014 email: PAGE 11 RESTAURANTS Camellia Street Grill (695-2003): 12 noon – 9:00 pm; daily City Seafood (695-4700): 6:00 am – 6:00 pm; Mon thru Wed 6:00 am – 10 pm: Thurs thru Sun Everglades Seafood Depot (695-0075): 10:30 am 9:00 pm; daily Glades Haven Deli (695-2091): 6:00 am – 9:00 pm; daily Havana Caf (695-2214): 7:00 am to 3:00 pm; daily ( Closing for the Su mmer after April 13) 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): 10:00 am – 5:00 pm; Thurs thru Tues Oyster House Restaurant (695-2073): 11:00 am – 9 pm; Sun thru Thurs 11:00 am – 10:00 pm; Fri, Sat Rod & Gun (695-2101): 11:30 am 9:00 pm; daily Subway at Gator Express (695-3937): 7:00 am – 7:00 pm; daily Sweet Mayberry’s Caf (695-0092): 8:00 am – 7:00 pm; Sun – Wed; Wifi 8:00 am 10:00 pm; Thurs-Fri-Sat The New Angler’s Cove, Port of the Islands (757374-3194): 11 am – 9 pm; Tues thru Sun Triad Seafood (695-2662): 10:30 am – 5 pm; daily Right Choice Supermarket (695-4535): 9:00 am – 7:00 pm; daily Grimm’s Stone Crab (695-3222): 8:00 am – 6:00 pm, Mon-Sat Loco’s Fresh Produce (239-462-7050): ECity Post Office parking lot 7 am – 4 pm; Thurs, Fri, Sat SUNDAY CHURC H SERVICES Chokoloskee Church of God 10 am Sunday School, 11 am Sunday Worship Copeland Baptist Church 10 am Sunday School, 11 am Sunday Worship Everglades Community Church 11 am Sunday Worship Everglades First Baptist Church 9:45 am Sunday School, 11 am Worship Holy Family Catholic Church 10:30 am Mass (Closed May Thanksgiving) CONGRATULATIONS Liam Alessandro Mejia Middelstaedt Born April 2, 2014 OBITUARIES Walter Francis Tucker Walter (Walt) Francis Tucker, 92, died of natural causes in his Naples home on March 23. Walt was born on June 7, 1921, in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, PA. Many of us remember Walt when he lived with his wife Sue in Chokoloskee. He had many stories to tell about his experiences in the Armed Services during World War II where he survived the attack on Pearl Harbor. Walt also loved to talk to the Everglades City students. After leaving the Army, Walt returned to Philadelphia where he met and married Susanne Henkels (Sue) and together they raised 15 children. He had a long career with the engineering firm Henkels and McCoy and retired in 1988. Walt and Sue enjoyed traveling around the U.S. in their RV before settling down in Chokoloskee. They eventually moved to Naples but would return on occasion to visit their Everglades friends. Walt is survived by his sister, Kaye Skodzus, and by his children, Catherine Carman (Theodore), Anne Wheeler (James,deceased), Susanne Schutzenhofer (Leo), Walter Jr. (Victoria), Henry (Maryanne), Stephen (Karen), Beatrice Sanford (David), Pamela Drake (Gil), Joseph (Karen), Rosemary Collins (Ron), Francis (Elizabeth), Patrick (Bonnie), Janice Clay (Lon), Vincent, Elizabeth; 32 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sue, and his brothers, David, Albert, and James. A memorial service was held on March 29 at St. Finbarr Catholic Church in Naples. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Susanne Henkels '45 and Walter F. Tucker Scholarship at Country Day School of the Sacred Heart (visit -----------------------------------------Peter Matthiessen Author Peter Matthiessen died in New York on April 5 at the age of 86 from acute myeloid leukemia. Matthiessen, a noted novelist and naturalist, wrote The Killing of Mr. Watson among other stories of the 10,000 islands. He contributed much to the folk lore of this area. 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The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area April 11, 2014 email: PAGE 12 SNOOK CLASSIFIEDS FOR SALE : Lot #26 in Fisherman’s Cove; dock included. $38,000. Call (239) 300-7077 or (239) 682-6025. ----------------------------------------------------FOR SALE: 2013 Suzuki Outboard 4 hp Motor, like new and used 6 hours. $850. Phone (306) 531-4430 Ochopee after 7 pm. -----------------------------------------------------FOR SALE: Deeded dock at Captain's Table (#10). Great location, use of pool & boat ramp. $21,500. Call (954) 662-7003. -----------------------------------------------------FOR SALE : 1995 Suzuki 25 hp, long shaft, tiller, runs great. $500. Call (239) 695-2791. -----------------------------------------------------FOR SALE : 10’Kayak (fiberglass) & paddle Excellent condition. $500 (574) 850-4526. -----------------------------------------------------FOR SALE: Manufactured Home, 3/2 on waterfront Plantation Is: walkway/mooring to water. $104,500 (REDUCED PRICE) Call Pat (239) 352-7328. -----------------------------------------------------WANTED: All Motor Homes, 5th wheels and travel trailers. Any condition. Cash paid on the spot. Call Paul at (941) 347-7171. ------------------------------------------------FOR SALE Deeded Waterfront Fishing Cottage: This unique 2 story fishing lodge is an excellent live-in plus incoming producing property. 2 BR and 2 Baths upstairs and 2 BR and 2 Baths with private entrance downstairs plenty of room for large groups and families. Patios and decking allow for beautiful views of the sunsets over Chokoloskee Bay. Boat dock and lift, direct access to the Gulf or Back-Country fishing. The perfect South Florida Fishing retreat. Enjoy the Florida Everglades, whether you like fishing and boating or kayaking and canoeing. Home is available furnished and is move in ready-to-fish. A steal at $318 K Call 954-662-7003 for more information. JOBS & SERVICES -----------------------------------------------Income Tax Service Mike, The Tax Guy 695-0595 ------------------------------------------Guest Services Agent – Fulltime (30-32 hrs) at POI: Position requires friendly, efficient registration and ability to provide accurate information to guests, co-workers & visitors. Previous hotel experience preferred. Flexible schedule – days, evenings, holidays & weekends as needed. Must speak, read and write English; Bilingual a plus. Visit --------------------------------------------------Music Lessons and Tutoring for students: violin, pi ano, voice, history, English, writing, science, 3rd & 5th gr subjects Call Danielle Swis her at 280-8971 or Email: dmswishe ----------------------------------------------------------Port of the Islands: openings for wait staff and bartenders. Contact Naomi Stephens by calling (757) 374-3194. -----------------------------------------------Notary Public Services: Denise Johnson, By Appointment, 239-465-1580 -----------------------------------------------Job Wanted: Pressure cleaning homes, boats, RV, store fronts. Call Justin 695-0500. -------------------------------------------------WANTED : Automotive Window Tinter Certain Requirements Apply. Call 695-3667. FOR SALE OR RENT TO OWN House & Barn on 1.02 Acres in Fakahatchee Strand State Park, $139,000 purchase or $1200 monthly Rent to Own. Call Don at (321) 4397635. 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