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Convicted killer of woman on Fort Myers Beach back in Minnesota on another murder charge
"Woman who pleaded guilty to shooting and killing a woman in Florida so she could assume her identity. Has been returned to Minnesota to face charges she killed her husband in 2018. Lois Therese got life for killing the woman in Fort Myers, Florida Pamela Hutchinson, a
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"I think is the biggest question mark and that's offense of line you only bring back one starter five be a top six offensive linemen have left the projected starters up front for the Tigers are Austin thank you list Chasen Hines ending broke their Rosenthal Anthony Brad bird today on sports talk with Bobby a bearing Christian Garrick B. NFL network's Bucky Brooks at five thirty five plus would you put your money on the pelicans making the playoffs then at seven the community coffee St sour featuring former linebacker Jim Kovatch Steve Geller W. W. well sports you would today with a forty percent chance for showers storms with those downpours and high around ninety one for today mostly cloudy breezy and muggy with a forty percent chance for some showers and storms lows in the mid to upper seventies on Wednesday we'll have a mix of sun and clouds again as a cold front moves through with a forty percent chance for showers and storms mainly into the early afternoon or late afternoon humidity drops so on a hot day with a high of ninety one look for plenty of sunshine on Thursday and Friday be hot but less humid with highs in the lower nineties the weather expert forecasts that are on W. W. L. TV meteorologist Dave Nussbaum with ninety seven percent relative humidity in Belle chase we have a touch of fog this morning under cloudy skies in eighty one degrees the wind south at ten at the airport in Canada where it's partly sunny and eighty three Slidell checking in at eighty one W. well traffic from the W. B. over to be medical traffic center Josh were doused come for the west bank at the connection looking across the bridge through downtown and also good problem free at the Q. E. P. they do have a fallen tree on highway ninety by the west bank expressway all ferries running normally traveling across the causeway bridge north and southbound moving fine with the weather restrictions I ten coming from Kenner and matter is you come off the spillway bridge no slowdowns all the way into the city traveling from east I. ten problem free over the high rise bridge over I. seventy five underneath the low road fifty one still closed to flooding between mile markers one in eight and at highway eleven also close between I. ten and chef highway due to high water traffic brought you by DuckDuckGo privacy right Dr active call W. B. L. five oh four to six SO went thank you Josh well I'm Dave cone with one more story as we get back to Tommy Tucker now on W. W. well Tommy videos gone viral lovers seemingly polite alligator in a Walmart parking lot in fort Myers beach why do you say it was a polite well why why was he pulling well I tweeted the video at W. W. L. A. MFM on our Twitter account because as you can see in the video he stays in the crosswalk when going working to it's kind of funny really because he does he stays right in it like you supposed to and that's going to be safe that didn't stop people from getting scared and calling authorities that wrangle the Gator Portman of Walmart shopping cart and wheeled it away no one caught video of what happened after that they're not sure why they put it in a shopping cart but that's what they did I guess because it was there and twenty minutes later everything went back to normal did they scan that itself Sir for yeah go to the regular check that you have to show a receipt did you get out the door yeah I'm trying to see how big is it appears that they tell you how big it was man I'm I'm thinking about six what it looks like in any anything above you know like a foot that's big enough yeah those those teeth at that point they can do some serious to him and then go pretty fast can't they like people go up to a month ago yeah we can't that thing turned around and just run you down oh absolutely and then you know they tell you go serpentine because they don't turn very well they go fast in a straight line but once they start turning that's when they kinda flip and rolls so I hope I never find out what in the world no no guys are pretty user friendly and so the alligator flips and rolls and can't keep running they can run fast riffs I know it's kind of funny is right in the crosswalk and looked like it was you know being cognisant of traffic rules in this walking across the crosswalk in check it out on our Twitter at W. W. L. A. right.
Push to restart as job losses hit once inconceivable heights
"As the weather warms and states start to ease coronavirus restrictions people in the tourism industry are thinking about the trade offs that come with re opening William Gonzalez works in a San Francisco hotel and was laid off in early March along with his wife he wants to go back to work but he's concerned for his safety we are working without being tested all of us are going to get C. as in their later even though we have mask even though we have gloves Scott shepherd who runs the sea gypsy inn in fort Myers beach said the spring and summer business disappear by the end of March but now we're starting to climb out of it the pendant the pendulum started swinging back I'm Jennifer king
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"That and they can also reach out to me either through facebook our facebook group for instagram. All you look up at them be yoga project. That's where we're at cool. We'll get all that stuff on our page to and make sure everybody can find you and thanks and have a great weekend. Say hello to the family. I well thank you. Thank you great night by Night Day. I tell all night and all day. It's all the same to me. So Yeah Ladies and gentlemen our final gets of the day is he's about to take that ban and rob a bank with it. It's what I understand. Is that what you're going to do? Any was founded this my PCP DALLAS. Dallas is one of the hot spots now. Not Illuminate suburb. Right outside. This House and You know and so Recommended now that everybody you know cover their face for other people's protection as well as your own now when you go outside outside you find other people in your neighborhood are also wearing a one of those things. Well you know I. I do see a few. A lot of people are using scars and And so so I'm from. I'm from the country primarily. I didn't grow up in a city boy and And so I do have a couple of scars but I've got several band And but what? I do see I still see lots and lots of people that are wearing these worrying these surgical masks and I just cannot understand. I don't know why they don't get the message that you know with. All the health providers everywhere in the country doesn't matter who you've listened to or who who were you get the information from there aren't any there aren't enough to go around. They're running. That realize wants the half. The public nation quit using have them if they have on open boxes. Just drop them off at your local hospital world rank so anyway. That's not why we're here to talk about masking Bandanas. And that's lovely purple shirt on there but the reason we have you honest because you are a resident of some kind of banging noises coming from your phone there so you're building something out there. You are resident of the beach. You had an idea that you wanted to share with our nine people that watch so go right ahead and tell us all about it and hopefully other people watch later on after the show at council person on a couple of weeks ago and I'm and he made a suggestion and I kinda wanted to follow up on that and I just briefly just purchased a second. I don't want to take a bunch of time. But there's there's there's a phenomenon at the beach so I'm not exactly sure that that the part time residences have have thought have thought about it and thought it through The the in the retail industry Like as your malls and a lot of your retail centers and And I'm not referring to your everyday suppliers like Walmart and Krogers and that sort of thing but I'm referring specialty retailers. They rely on their season. Which is the showy season. The retail season between Thanksgiving and Christmas these retailers especially retailers. If if they miss that selling season and they didn't have any sales they will go completely how they rely on that window of retail sales of their season to provide them with the money to make a profit to cover their overhead for the entire. Twelve months These businesses at the beach It's very similar They have season. You got season. I think from January to April this year. They had a couple of months in this old and they don't have any way to recover. They're not gonNA have any way to recover Here in in in other areas where the beach is unique that I would like people to consider also very unique and I'm sure that there are other places. I'm not saying that they're the only one but everywhere else in the country when this is over sixty to ninety days and when I say over it's not ever GonNa be over but as it be begins to become being over. Businesses are going to go back to doing business and they're going to go back to Achieving some top of normality with their with their with their with their income receipts and And their businesses will begin to recover That's not going to happen In the retail the restaurant industry here. I include them The restaurants here probably for the first couple of months will be flooded. I can't wait to get the my favorite restaurant But anyway The beach is going to be unique in the respect that the population's gone so the majority of the population has gone These restaurants in the in the in the retail stores are the Beach. They literally have to sit there and wait till next season you know and And then how? How nervous is going to be next season? Or they're going to be people who say well you know what I think will skip a year. We'll wait and make sure we don't have another pandemic unit. How how fearful. Everyone is all the time about everything. And how how? Innards reminder affected by that I and I also want to reach out to a lot of the other. People aren't at Fort Myers Beach. The people that I'm talking to understand most of those people have been suggest as I do. I have a business and I have already begun to feel the effects of the economics. The shutdown and I expect that it will get worse and that I will have to maneuver my way through Trying to figure out how to get it all working again but as I said. I'm looking forward to the next couple of months because I do believe that that we will begin to work out of this and began to be a business going again. These speakers the beach on the other hand. I don't think they're going to have that opportunity. And when it was mentioned something was mentioned said. Picky out of business. Picky out a favorite place that you go to the cinema check for one hundred bucks. You know Hours Rain Murphy. Murphy said that on the show two weeks ago Yep okay and then and then anyway I I would like to just take a little bit further and I understand that a lot of people are going to be hard for a lot of people also with their bench but if they could just do what they could. But rather than. Send a few people of few checks. I don't know how well that would work because I don't know how anyone knows who got any or he didn't get any. I would suggest that the residents the part time residents if they WANNA help that they picked the business and send the same business a check when they camp or what or whatever that can so. You're talking about the people like yourself for now. Outta town off the beach it. They're part fulltime homes. Pick in a love on Fort Myers beach and cutting the business owner of the business in the name of the business. A check for whatever amount they can afford Zach helm reading. Yeah that's that's that's exactly right but but maybe not just one check you know is learning to be tough on us to it's going to be it's. I'M GONNA have my I'm GONNA have my my own sets of of Problem. Also but but but that that doesn't keep me shouldn't keep other people from trying help someone this outside of of of of their own of their own personal a problem. You know if we all did that no one was helping anyone and we all have problems we all. We have problems all the time. You know we problems right now because of the fan but There are people that are going to be suffering and have a lot more problems than the problems that I will have to maneuver my way through and I really feel like that. The businesses there at the beach and Arca said I'm not saying that their unique than the only ones. I'm sure there are. Some of the places are somewhere but the situation there at the beach the They don't they're not going to have an opportunity to recover from this. I don't think I hope I'm wrong but I don't think they're going to have much of an opportunity to recover from this bill until the following season could idea good idea simply be the lack of population They've lost enormous amount of their popular. How do we? How do we get your idea moving but we do? You know what? I'm not sure I you know that's why I wanted to share it with you. I was hoping that the The all equal people's would would hear hear what I had to say and and and and you know figure that I'm not sure exactly. I don't know that I saw that part. I'm not a real big marketing. Get did you pick a business l? Send a check already. I have not have not an and and I'm I'm GonNa tell you why and I was gonNA. I was gonNA feel would probably randomly choose. Choose a business. I've been in the I was in the restaurant business for fourteen years before I sold my restaurant and so I'm kind of partial to the restaurant. The restaurant business. Although it wasn't my the restaurant business was not my main business. It was kind of a Actually if you'll know the truth of the matter bought it on the spur of the moment and it was kind of a hobby and I had a lot of fun. I loved it I loved. I loved I had a lot of fun but anyway I'm Kinda I've got a soft spot for for restaurant owners small restaurant owners and and I plan on picking some planning on victims small restaurant owner and little monty and more traffic continue. Send them a little bit of money along the way and it won't be a lot of money but you know if they're lucky and someone else picks them maybe someone up a little money and then send them a little more money along the way arena. there there. Are there think about it? There are not that many restaurants not that many small retail stores on the island into into the number of people that come there and enjoy. Y'All things that the that the Fort Myers beach has has the offer For them to get away and to go on vacation and to have time away from Their responsibilities while they're there vacationing and They're gonNA be greatly surprised Next season when they come if they come and a lot of the places that they've enjoyed aren't there. Well thank you so much. I think that that's a great idea. And we'll keep the word we'll keep spreading the word and or of sending my check. Yeah thanks for joining us today. Give me a couple of ideas. Edward were you were you. I don't really have a one specific Place that odds mid any wonder made friends with anyone as far as the white staffer as far as the beach talk. Radio was where I'm sending my check. Stop I'm kidding. Now I I just might go offline there and anybody else but I'll send you my ideas works for you and and you know and then someone may be someone's listening. That will be listening later. That that is more a little more Experienced IN THE MARKETING. In of some rolling. Yeah trying to promote something. The that could help get the idea to to a lot of the the part time property or not. Property Entre fulltime Part Time Work. Thank you much and Here agree one take care always a character. Eddie yes they have them on our. I think he makes a good point about the part time. Residents in the people who vacation who have been coming to Fort Myers beach. We've met lots of them have come year after year after year if they have some extra money and are so inclined to either send money directly to the restaurants or the.
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"Thousand dollar gap app of what they needed and <hes> in the past few months. We've managed to narrow that down to about six hundred thousand so so <hes> i've had a really busy summer and i've had a lot of help from some really great people and i'm just super excited <hes>. We've got some projects on the future. That's going to how broaden our exposure where in negotiation to do a documentary film on p._b._s. That'll be broadcast throughout the state and it'll be streaming on p._b._s. Dot org mark <hes> that's probably gonna kick off thin and <hes> it will be shown <hes> in the spring of twenty twenty on p._b._s. So that's really going to help us get the word <music> out too and so more people can appreciate and hopefully donate town <hes> to discovery center. No this might sound like a silly question in but lovers key is still part of speech isn't a gray area hectically. It's part of benita springs <hes> <hes> but when i was born <hes> twenty years ago twenty one years ago now <hes> they were given the option of choosing which post office they went to the park back manager at the time chose fort myers beach so we have a fort myers beach post office box and we're really closer to fort myers beach or technically. I'm vanita offering technical enough. So it sounds sounds a part of the beach. I mean we were a lot of us are beach people and <hes> you and we bring our beats culture down to the park. What about the well. I'm sorry go ahead. Megan know anything absolutely cool cool. So what about the welcome center what what can people expect to see when that opens. What are the plans what is going to be put in there. Where's it going to be when you when you the bark when you pull in the park. I just before you come to our main parking lot. There's a little gap there with a footbridge and there's that's a spot where you can see manatees. He's and that little inland waterway <hes> just across that footbridge is where the new building's going to be <hes> if you're a runner or biker when you go to the back parking lot near the trail heads had it would be on the southern side of the trail head parking lot <hes>. It's going to be about four thousand with griffey the buildings beautiful. It's very iconic. The the <hes> pillars are going to be a cap to look like mangrove roots and the buildings very kind of fifties mid century modern with big glass walls and balconies surrounding. Take one side of the building is going to be an exhibit. That's designed by the same company that designs the exhibit that darling wildlife refuge on santa bell <hes> <hes> accompany called split rock studios in minnesota and then the other side of the building is gonna be this beautiful community room that will be available for meetings and events and we're gonna use it as the classroom space <hes>. We're expanding our partnerships right now with f._c._c. You and we hope in the future that will also have a classes that will be taught there era and lectures either from campus itself or from the best or station right down the road so the possibilities are endless facilities just going to be amazing and one of the things that we're trying to get out right now to the community that this isn't our building. It's an are part of this perk belongs to everyone so we want everyone to know that we want to put programs in there that they find meaningful. We wanna have events there that they find fun. We're starting a new park right now and we want everybody to be a part of that and for anybody just joining us. We're talking with debbie and megan from fort myers beach about the lover ski event coming up on friday in november the eighth it's called. I wanna make sure i get it right and not say the wrong thing. What are we calling it. It's called beach and bruce. That's what we're calling on. Correct november the fifty dollars for a ticket seventy five if you want to be in the gazebo or the v._i._p.'s will be hanging out and you can get all your tickets. It's now on event bright dot com reselling tickets.
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"Off. Ah good morning everybody booker to fort myers beach florida alive competes time out we are that episode number seventy four we we appreciate you tuning in on the facebook and on youtube and on <hes> spreaker on the iheartradio app and on our own app which you can download from the apple app store and also worlds and we heard it on spotify everywhere in the world the world wanna see everybody listening on the florida podcast s. network appreciate all your listeners. There and we have a great show line. Don't be a brand new toy talk about later. We're so happy to storm is not going to get us. It looks yes. I might not have anybody so that would be really super. Usa motassedeq so uncertain happy with the storm and <hes>. We have no idea what's going to happen. I haven't seen any news about it this morning. Did you watch any news about this morning. I just watched the latest track and it looks like it's pushing shing out more towards see more of a glancing blow so those things change and so people need to stay vigilant and can you keep up on it because those things change as we know they can wobble and rather south. We heard we hope. We hope that it doesn't hit any money. We had the fire chief. The former speech marci met love on this morning and eat o'clock hour. He was given us some great information about us. Fire safety hurricane tasty.
"fort myers beach" Discussed on Beach Talk Radio
"Membership luncheons. They're great experience. <hes> you know checking people in always talking to them. They're always so friendly. It's just it's been great experience getting to know people on the beach too and l. ask you what we asked. Our last group to is what is what what have you gleaned front. That's the uniqueness of fort myers beach or the thing that you like most about him. <hes> so fort myers beach actually reminds me of home. Okay <hes> and i think that's kind of what's draw me to it <hes> just because i do get homesick here and there yeah but it's there's definitely like a whole different culture like i live over by the school and so it's very gogo fast paced school this work that <hes> coming over to the beach. It's always so relaxed and easy going. It's just something i've grown up around and i love being around it nice. Do you have some questions uh-huh well. What are some of the things that are coming up with the with the chamber going forward so we are in the works of planning tomahawk alcoho- its the seventeenth annual one. It's going to be a great event. I unfortunately can't attend because i have class and then the top a hot so we have the trolleys going from different destinations along the beach places. We'll be serving appetizers for the hoppers on the trial and it just seems like like an overall great event. I've been helping them <hes> work on flyers planning stuff <hes> i wish i could attend myself and when is that it'll be september nineteen eighteen okay yeah. It's a thursday night and is there a cost for that <hes> yeah i believe <hes> check the chamber website. Okay which is switches fort myers beach dot org <hes> i know the tickets will be forty dollars in advance and forty five at the door but they won't go.
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"Live on fort myers beach peach timeout. My name is ed ryan. This is the klutzy wife kim ryan and we're going to tell you all about that a little bit later on the show up for it and ndo you're listening live on facebook on youtube on iheartradio spotify on google podcasts and of course we have our own app that you can download from the apple. Oh app store. It's episode seventy-one dear. We're going to bypass last week's episode and i was gonna say yeah. We can't really call this weekend episode because we got totally disconnected acted in the parking lot of a lot of fun though it was a lot of fun great people up there at the jimmy buffett concert and mansfield massachusetts but we'll talk about that later because we have one of our favorite guests with us today. Councilman rain is i guess back from our one week vacation shen and ray. Thank you so much for coming on. We appreciate it very much. Thanks for having me nice to be here. How are things going with you. Everything's fantastic can't complain now now. You ran the council meeting last time because <hes> she stalled vacation i know she was traveling the world but she's back. She's is back. We had a couple of meetings this week and she's back in the big seat doing her usual great job. When is the next council meeting. <hes> there's one monday monday monday yes us now. You said you had a you had a couple of meetings but not council meetings right pride committee meetings and things i can't waller was the council and it was was a management planning planning and management and the other one was whatever was okay. Now what's <hes>. What's your shirt there. You've got your shirt with your name on about that. I i've got the team in colorado. Wow nice. I haven't had a shirt with my name on it since i was the best ball around parish team back in the old days nice now. It's a little big on ya. You're losing some weight there. What's going on now. That's the whole idea that big and black living look good. It was good look good with the gray hair now. Is that a shirt that you're gonna wear the council meetings because you get all suited up. You're the only one there that it's like professionally dressed like you're <hes> <hes> you know that's that's the way i like address for. The council meetings <hes> this. This is the out here <hes> i d- i think the <hes> that's just my own opinion about how i dress at the right council. How i think it deserves the that dignities comfortable in yes. Yes always have always will the dignity of the office exactly so ol- let's get right into it. Ray the meeting that we just i just i i i listened to the meeting mostly all the way through but your in in the beginning when you did the invocation was very very nice and very heartfelt and thank you and that was yeah. Did you hear that i don't i did but i don't remember was. It was half like you went. You did your own thing and then you did the yes okay i <hes> i did the first part ad libbed for the for the victims of the shooting victims so forth and then the second prayer was actually <hes> i have younger brother bobby who was a priest a catholic priest at that that <hes> <hes> prayer came from <hes> from his parish. I credit for it. I i <hes> borrowed it and it was appropriate. It was appropriate for the oh sure for the coming. <hes> hurricanes are able to keep yourself together. When you talk about <hes> said things like that. I cannot do it. I mean you're thinking outside of something l. sir to be able to get through it all or just stronger than most people now now. I'm in <hes> you know. I have a heart like everybody else you know you. I feel for those but you just try to plow through and you just do the best you can you try. Not you try to keep it together. I don't wanna i don't wanna stay on this subject for too along. The beach prepared for something like that for if there's some crazy dude with a gun. I don't know if you can never for be prepared for something like that. You know that that that just happens. <hes> unprepared okay. I don't know about well. The guys in the cops in dayton were certainly prepared. I mean thirty eight seconds is is as you can be. They were and that was really an incredible response. <hes> of course that's that's a that's a defined area where the <hes> get together every friday night and over weekends and they know that's the action much like downtown fort myers. I'm sure sure there are a lot of police presence down there. Were a little more spread out down here on <hes> so you know i. I don't see that <hes> that sort of thing happening but i will tell you on my way here this morning. I people say there's no cops on the beach. Well i passed <hes> my seven eleven down by me and someone must have got hit on the bicycle. Oh no we're <hes> <hes> there were three or four cop cars in there with <hes> with all deputies sheriff deputies and wall so with the fire department they are administering interesting to this guy had his head all bandaged up and so forth and i wanna stop i can to keep coming down here and then i passed a little motel you know pass the the catholic church and there were there. Were three cop cars in there. Something happened so there are there are <hes> deputies around here just because they're not right here always right visible. They're close by so they were here this morning and i noticed every. Is this guy here too. We that's a new spot for the sheriff sign the sky thought they i thought that was the camera for this show. I wish someday someday. We have a brand new camera. Hopefully it's not people yeah. Come along with. Thank thank you. It's due to guess like you keep the show going. Keep an interesting thank you so. Let's go back to the council meeting. After the i know you aren't on vacation but the the council takes a month off for people to enjoy the summer and go on vacations and things like that the first council meeting back. You're the the chair because it wasn't back yet and the one of the first things you had to deal with was dead bodies on the beach according to john hyme the water moccasins so when when you hear somebody say their dead bodies washing up on the beach i mean i've seen some dead fish but i haven't come across a dead body. When i'm running it. What what is he. What's what's what's that all about you know. I don't know what that was all about to tell you the truth <hes> there there was a a a gentleman over on captive atv that <hes> had an incident and they couldn't find them and and he did come in with the tie the next morning they found his body up there but <hes> i haven't heard of one here on the beach <hes> so although there was talk there was a rumor about a body but i can't confirm that whether there was or not but <hes> well. I don't know what he was talking. He was talking about the water being so oh nasty that nobody he's trying to scare people so what i what i'm hoping you can do is. Let's set the record straight on the water. Well you know i'm i'm. I'm not an expert on the water but i'm slowly becoming one and <hes> like everybody else and i will tell you that <hes> that fellow that he had there with the amputated leg and i felt naturally you couldn't help but feel for the guy and <hes> and i don't know what his situation was. I don't know whether you went into the water with <hes> an open open moons owns or who knows what an and i'm not gonna make an opinion because i don't know but <hes> but i will tell you that <hes> i'm in that water every day i fish and i'm we've fishermen and i'm up to my knees in the water every day and have been ever since the order cleared up and i've never had a problem and so you know i can it happen. Yes it. Can it can happen here can happen anywhere around the world where somebody will catch an infection in the water that happens but is it a is it a widespread problem album here certainly not you went to the screening of the movie a couple of weeks ago. Didn't you had trouble waters. Yeah that was great. You know <hes> the <hes>. The movie itself was put together very well. Oh yeah and they have a tremendous <hes> panel there <hes> and not only not only are they panel members but a lot of them are the board members on the clues <hes> collusive order keepers board there and very <hes> very talented group very <hes> you know m._d.'s and so forth and they're all doing their studies and their different pieces of it and i was i came away very very impressed by and <hes> i know that <hes> as they said <hes> you know <hes> you know there's good news and bad news. The good news is we're here. <hes> looking at your problem. The bad news is that we're here looking at your problem and <hes> so but i feel much better that <hes> it is being studied by these <hes> these professionals and it's gonna be a comment from somebody. I don't know show dallas shaw dallas. I don't know if you guys know who that is. Out of. Four years. Lots of bodies have been washed up. I i still i don't you know what that means or who who's talking about wash up but i haven't seen a lot of them. Wash up you know this has been a pretty good year. Though in terms of the red tide that has to do with the rain or the way the governor's change things but i remember a year ago we were looking at dumpsters full of fish and all there was a <hes> a guy came up to me at the outrigger about six or eight weeks ago now and <hes> he came up and put his arm round and gave me a big hug and said you know right you campaigned leaned on clean water and by god since you've been elected the ward has been fantastic and i just said thanks to take credit for that and he said of course i do thank you very much but we've been very fortunate this year in in that <hes> we haven't had the storms and so forth and of course they they lowered the lake increasing capacity and and everything else so i mean they know what to do. It's just a matter of doing it and it sounds to me like they're on that <hes> that path now to continue doing what's right next topic <hes> lawsuit against the city moving. I'm looking at you to see if you had any other questions. I i did one before and you took paid ray for the whole hour right ahead so i mean i mean they don't start that again so go back to the point where the gentleman that was there speaking about things that he wanted as far as showers at the beach and you know sign up about the water quality i was a little confused because there are showers at at some of the at the parks so that people can rinse off so i i wasn't sure if if he was saying wants them you know it just sounds to me like you want them everywhere and <hes> <hes> and i guess you know that that doesn't on the surface that doesn't sound bad but <hes> what i usually do as i look around to our other municipalities palliser santa bell look benita look at us all these other communities long beach. What are they doing you know and and i don't see that i don't jose that <hes> you know but <hes> i suppose if it got to a point i.
Do Beaches Need Seashells?
"Today's episode is brought to you by starbucks. They say that starbucks nitro does for cold coffee. What music does for workouts road trips in grand. Romantic gestures sound too good to be true. Guess we'll just have to try it for yourself. Starbucks nature cold brew. It's called coffee that subtly sweet lush and velvety smooth only at starbucks welcome to brainstorm a production indivi- heart radio. Hey brain stuff. Lauren vogel bomb here. We humans tend to enjoy the ocean so it makes sense that we'd want to take a piece as of at home with us but be warned beachside souvenir hunting can land you in prison. If you go overboard case in point early in summer of two thousand eighteen a texas access woman was fined five hundred dollars and sentenced to fifteen days in jail by a florida judge for illegally harvesting forty. Queen conch shells her key west vacation. Queen conches are marine greene's nails who live in gorgeous shells of their own making florida allows people to collect the vacant shells but it's illegal to take one. That's still occupied by alive conch. The shells of the aforementioned i mentioned texan took had living breathing molluscs in them. Florida has a vested interest in these nautical treasures on the shell loaded island of santa bell a barrier community near fort myers beach coming as a major draw for tourists and when residents noticed their precious commodities were vanishing. They took action in the late. Twentieth century local local started worrying that out of towners repelling too many shells as a conservation measure. Santa bell banned the collection of any shells with their original mollusks still living inside as well as does any sand dollars starfish and sea urchins. The ban took effect in nineteen ninety five and has since been extended throughout santa bell's home county. If you've noticed shell depletion on the beaches he visit know that it's not just a matter of light fingered vacationers organized poaching has become a serious global concern. We spoke by email with vincent instant nyman an anthropology professor at oxford brookes university in the united kingdom and a twenty fifteen study he co authored nyman documented the illegal trade of indonesia's protected shells calls the indonesian government keeps a list of molluscs that are illegal to trade or collect within the republic's jurisdiction chambered nautilus triton's trumpets and some giant clams are among the creatures ostensibly protected by law there yet poaching is rampant. Neiman's paper tells of twenty illegal shipments were intercepted by the indonesian authorities between in two thousand eight and two thousand thirteen but together these busts yielded more than forty two thousand shells a protected species valued at seven hundred thousand dollars nyman even said it's very important to note that we're not talking about individual tourists collecting a couple of shells on the beach putting them in their suitcase and bring them home. We're talking about a large scale commercial trade where the shells are collected by active fishing scuba diving cages etc and where entire sections of the ocean floor are emptied he stresses the poachers like to grab occupied shells and then destroy animals within them. He explained that when the animals are alive their shells are usually excellent condition as opposed to shells that have been discarded and washed washed up on the beach which are often damaged mosques aren't the only animals who've been hurt by the reckless over hunting of sea shells when sales nautilus and other sea animals die of natural causes other creatures like to move into their former shell homes we also spoke by email with michael kousky an ecologist at the university of florida he he said the most obvious examples are hermit crabs which use empty shells as protective armor. There are in fact many marine habitats. It's hard to find an empty shell because hermit crabs inhabit but almost all of them when there aren't enough shelters go around hermit crab populations are curbed and housing is just one service that unused shells offer some sea creatures creatures and birds eat them for mineral supplements calcium carbonate others use the sturdy shells as anchors from other mollusks barnacles and many more the harvest of these shells isn't just bad for the local ecosystem. It's also bad for the environment and ultimately for the humans who live and visit their take yoga beach a lovely slice of the iberian peninsula tesla located in sao paulo spain hot vacation destination. That's enjoyed increasing popularity wanting to know more about how this rise and human activity was affecting the ecosystem colo. The ski rolled up his sleeves and hit the scene from july of nineteen seventy eight through july of nineteen eighty-one. He and his colleagues put together monthly catalogs of all the seashell material they could find on your a beach kulakowski returned decades later for a new round of surveys beginning in two thousand eight and ending in two thousand ten. His discoveries weren't encouraging tourism data revealed field an almost three fold increase in visitation between one thousand nine hundred and twenty ten during that same period the number of seashells on your beach fell by more than sixty percent coincidence incidents probably not other beachside communities should be worried about the same kind of decline in seashells and not just for environmental reasons shells tend to break up into particles that are bigger than typical sand grains these shell fragments helped beaches fight erosion by locking up making it harder for winds waves and water currents to move shoreline shoreline sediment around if we moved to many sea shells it'll become harder for beaches to resist the forces of erosion and that it affects short side buildings roads and other infrastructure so what's the solution nyman notes in many countries. There are excellent laws in place to prevent overharvesting companies and individuals should follow the existing existing regulations and the authorities should enforce them. It is an economic crime and should be handled such he added the prosecutors. Judges must take large-scale poaching operations more seriously. Today's episode was written by mark manzini whose name i've been mispronouncing for about about two years now and it was produced by tyler clang brain stuff is a production of iheartradio's. How stuff works for more on this and lots of other multidisciplinary topics visit our home planet has works dot com and for more podcasts from iheartradio iheartradio app apple podcasts or wherever you listen to your favorite shows today's episode is brought to you by the capital one venture card when you earn unlimited double miles on every purchase your next trip is closer than you think. What's in your wallet.
"fort myers beach" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
"Plan Kurds here. I'm not sure I even putting. No, I had one, I didn't know the best response to the Florida sea dragons was, you know, talking about connections of where you where you were, there was a, a guy named shoot similar who just passed away, this past year was a longtime coast down in that area. That's smaller college. And he had a beach house, and he had like he had like three bedrooms, up top, and he had converted like the basement lower level floor in the two one bedroom apartments. And we were staying I like a courtyard, you know, the whole team is, you know, you're in a courtyard, you got a roommate, you know, and he, he offered me to come stay out at his his beach house in one the apartments down below where he stayed and gave me an old beat up red truck that he had that he wasn't used. So instead of having to drive. The in the mini vans from the courtyard to do everything with everybody else. I actually got my own place out out of Fort Myers beach, and it was it was a great, great experience. But I, I couldn't I couldn't tell you who I didn't know I had a player's card, Doug, I I'm not sure who are best player was you don't remember team like do we I had it. We had a squad. We I renewable he played in the NBA will you what a bunch of guys you knew like I went down and play with a bunch of guys that, that I didn't know. And I mean I we got rapport night down there. So I'm trying to block out a lot of those memories there. But you got rods. All we, we went to we went to a nightclub and we were flying out the next morning for some, some trips some road trip. And I think we had just gotten her paychecks. And, and so we went to a there was a concert at this nightclub and we all went to this nightclub, and we left, we left early little bit before the concert was over and yeah, we got we got jumped in the parking lot. And then would that we two shots were fired through the front windshield of seven Astro minivan. And we had to turn that in the next morning was we're going to hit their port. So there's nothing like turning in a mini van Damme. The Rick Barry with two bullet holes through the front windshield, not even know that everybody's? Okay. So. It was a great experience. I have. No. I had no idea. Like we had. I mean, we have Willie Burton we had who's nine pick of the draft mentioned. I renewable. We had, we had a good and then we had the Oklahoma state guys as well. We had I my dad told me and I think I might have said this in the pod. My dad told me I remember we were doing training camp, and we had Bubba wells would lead the country in scoring use the second round pick of the Mavericks. I remember my dad said, like, hey, there's always a reason and I go, he's like, there's always a reason..
"fort myers beach" Discussed on Beach Talk Radio
"Part. Now. So still still beach though. No. I mean, especially when it's not the traffic is definitely go towards Benita. We're much more likely to go that way than this way. But for the right job, we would go just about anywhere. I think all right. 'cause we, we have someone that would talk into later today and think they're going to be redoing their condo. And gateway it. No. It's close. Yes. Right off of gladiolas. Yeah, it is close to here and. Be my shoes will kill that dog if she if he smells. Oh. So how are things going? Nikki, citing to pick up a little all we've got we've had we've had some on the books. Now, it seems like for an eternity. But they're getting ready to start. So it's good. You get out there in the muck and the whole thing tearing down walls. And if I have to. Yeah, I try not to I do the design. I do the important stuff. You're the brain. Yeah. The operation your husband's eight of yes, the creative. But yes, I haven't known knock down some stuff from, you know, we gotta do it. We gotta do. Absolutely. So the one that I was Sal recently to that. I think it was was it a great couch that was put in that was like gray. Oh, yeah. And, and those that one is hard to tell about that in that house that Kanda actually right up here. It had such a good vibe, like, I don't know how to explain it like even before we did anything to it. I loved that condo. I still every time you walk in here. It's like I don't know what it is about it. There's nothing like spectacular, especially why we did it. I don't know. But after we did it we took. Although carpet, and we put in LV, that's like the vinyl and then we just did some pain, really in new bathroom, but you could see, yes, she did get new couches, but it's made a big difference in. It was like I said it was already awesome. And that signature -til, it's yeah. Different shade at. Yeah. I mean, that's such a great exit college. Great acting. And I honestly I had nothing to do with that, both my clients pick that out on their own. I actually haven't my living. I'm too. Beach thing. So who do we have here, Tammy welcome Tammy, as you were plucked out of this huge audience? Live here. I'm benita. Okay. Guilt, gopher Benita today. All right. So you're going to do some trivia with us. Did you hear the answers to the other questions that? All right. Bottom. Name one of the two Fort Myers beach newspapers. One of them's kind of braced abrasive. Yeah. San. Yes. Sandpaper. Yes. Right. And, and this is, you know, this is a part of the land surrounded by water. It's an. Oh, yeah. It's an island sand. I, I don't think I've ever heard. I don't think I don't think anybody calls it the island sandpaper that threw me off. That's funny. That's what we know what by. Right. All right. So what massive this is a toughie. Here we go. What massive landmark was on San Carlos boulevard, greeting all visitors to Fort Myers beach for fifty five years until they were demolished in nineteen seventy nine in the name of progress, they're bringing back. I think there's talk of bringing them back yet. So there was. Think McDonald's arches. Two for to all right. What is the name of the beach? That's at the north end. Point there. Yeah. God. Wow. Yes, she did. This is a tough one to what was the name of the shop on a sterile boulevard, that had live bathing suit. My no that one I had no idea. I did not know that one. Going to help you out here. What's in the sky shining, bright sun? Yup. And what is this stuff? That covers my hand. Nope. Son skin. Skin. There you go. Yeah. No. Well, we have one more. What was the restaurant that is no longer? I'm Fort Myers beach, but still has a location on TV that was known to be haunted..
"fort myers beach" Discussed on Beach Talk Radio
"Permit fees. They wanna raise fund, you know, like, I said this walkway, you know, it was public property. They did it to Fort Myers beach. So now, they're private property. So now, you know, even if they promise it to us for free. It's property they can charge that there'd be a limit somewhat from what the council did before. But what happens is all these newer councils. They don't respect the older councils and their decisions in the laws that they make. So they just they just stop on their, you know, they crucify the council before them, and they say, well, that's not how it goes. We wanted this way. Right. We're doing something different. There's no legislation to say your grandfather with this or that. And that and that's that's that's a big deal. And I understand that you know, every time you have a new town manager manager has a different perception on things. So you know, the stage permit fee was one fee. It started out as one fee, then they said, well, you're using. Every week. We're going to multiply by fifty two and then the square footage underneath the tent. We need to value that somehow. So you need to rent that also for the time. It's crazy. It's all these things I understand that need to make money. But the problem is this is something free for the community for the locals that come down here. And they sit on the beach and sit on the pier. And listen to the music. Well, it's not really free. It's not the business. You guys are paying those bands locals. It's free. Yeah. And you're paying for the stay and we're paying for the it's unbelievable. Then. There you pay for a new canvas John John just party last week almost four thousand dollars pitch ship, then and it used to be a stage. And now, it's a couple of Matt's. You know? I mean, you're making the best of what you can. I'm sure a stage isn't cheap. But it just doesn't make any sense to me why they can't work with you and say, yes, this is prime location. We want people to come to the beach because we're going to rape them on the on the parking fee. Anyway, I mean, you're going to get all the money, and you're gonna write tickets for them when they stay too late. So, you know, you're going to get them one way or the other the fee structure has changed so dramatically here with different management town management that it's you don't know what you're going to get a new town manager comes in. And you don't know something you paid nothing for has now quadrupled or you know, as has become exponentially expensive, and it's it's sad in. That's what sad about the beaches. You don't know what's going to happen in twelve months. You don't know. What's if there's a hurricane that's gonna come and play business away. You don't know if a town managers gonna come in? And he's gonna say listen. From now, we're going to charge for this, the fee schedules can be this and this and Labor's increased by this you don't know if they're going to allow you to have liquor you. They don't know you don't know if they're going to allow you to continue with the tables out here because now they, you know, they they rent you rent the property from that. So it's very difficult because you never know, you know, can't plan you can't do a long term plan. And you could you know, God forbid have another red tide cops that decimates a whole season area. Absolutely. So I wanted to ask you something a little different about Spartan sticks. Yes, they looked fantastic. Yeah. How do you know about because I? Yeah. My research five by night. My second job is in my passion, which is a custom rod building. I started about eight years ago. And I entered in a couple of competitions worldwide. And I wanna couple of competitions and went to New York and the pioneer of rod building customer building. Who wrote the book invited me up there? And we had a gathering is really cool. And now, I host a gathering down here for south west Ford and all southern states all the guys that are really good customer village. They come to Fort Myers and Cape coral to for this gathering. So they fishing poles fishing. Make sure why and I did the research because I fish he doesn't fish. They were amazing some of the designs fantastic. And I saw the video where so you've got it up kind of on a laid turning the lay down. Yeah. I just did. I do what? How sit this interview you guys finished here. What was I just just finished one for? I do a lot of charity to out the local. So I just did a I just did a a rod for north what Myers, and it it auctioned offer nineteen fifteen thousand dollars for fishing rod. That's that's awesome. I mean, you can't fish with a right? A costume which. I mean, it's got a lifetime warranty on its main all the, you know, take you to make one thirty hours thirty hours, and what are you making them from for those? Yeah. Yeah. Well, I manufactured a the actual blank from a company in Tampa. So all the actions are designed by me. And then what I do is. I make the grips outta can make it outta stabilize would. I make cork I can make a foam like golf golf clubs, and then the thread pattern, which is a decorative wrap which is on takes about ten hours. It's all threaded. And then there's a poxy over it. How do you come up with the idea that I wanna make fishing rods? You know, what I when I was a kid. I was I was I was I was born in Montreal because my mother's French Canadian my dad's Greek they met in the Bahamas where my dad was a general manager. It's very very very unique. My mom was on vacation. She met my father in the Bahamas, and we lived in the Bahamas until I was four or five years old. And my dad always had boats, always took his fishing. So when we moved here, it was a destination that you really liked because the fishing in boating. So when I was a kid he used to take out, and I remember when I was. Twelve thirteen fourteen we'd break rods or just break. When I and I would say man how I hate to throw as rox. I hate it. Because there's an there's a guide broken on it. So I picked up a book on how to replace guides. And then when I figured out how to replace the guides, I found on the internet their social, wow, this people are making cuts there's stuff out here. And I just since fish a lot of start fixing my pose in that. I thought you know, what I saw video on someone making the guy that you're selling you making Ron I said while this should be something called the do. I fish a lot when I just try making my own rod, and then I started making him. And I said, you know, what I don't like the rear group this long. I kinda like shorts more comfortable I like to hold the rod this way. So it's more comfortable. I started, you know, modified for myself. And then my buddies were like that thinks call nothing's I'm really lucky because I've been fishing my whole life that the biggest charter captains around Santa Barbara, my friends, so they started endorsing me, and then their rods, and I was really pushed into it. I didn't really want to build customer. How much did you? Sell the first one forty member. I think the first rod I I sold was three hundred dollars. And so the components were about one hundred fifty and then and then funny because started at one fifty I mean, my components are one fifteen and I got a better deal 'cause I got sponsored by some companies, and then I went to five hundred and then I didn't wanna build anymore because I was kind of busy with the restaurant. So I said, you know, what let me raise it some more. I raise seven hundred base price and. People still were busy. And I was so I was about a year behind was about thirty rods behind. So then I raised them too. And that's something you can hire somebody to. You got to do them. All so nice. I they're paying money because you're doing it. Right. So now they're about a thousand dollars, and I'm about a year and a half behind. What is your best seller because you had lots of different designs. And I would say I make a lot of I think I've designed six or seven stripper rods or there's a female strip Ron poll, either hanging upside down or dancing girl on with big Red's, boop boots. You know, that's probably that or fish designs in the grips while I was really thinking it was going to be like people doing their favorite sports there. It is. That's a really good one. To would say I've done a lot of I'm doing a rod for a Boston. Boston Red Sox fan right now. It's it's pretty amazing. I'm going to do stitch the ball in the thread, and then nice the logo of the Boston Red Sox is in there too. So it's really nice, but fish do like Tarpon grip snook grips redfish grips. I mean, anything some guys went to classical cork, look, and I do borough cork in diamonds in the cork and stuff. It's it's pretty cool. Wow. So I was gonna say give out your website or something. But I don't wanna put your three years behind on the work, but where can people see what you do dot com? Spartan sticks dot com. Sti X. Yes. S T. I X before we let you go. Steve. What is your thought on what the council decided on the street vendors and the street performer, you know? That's a very personal issue to me. I think the street vendors and the artists here should all be part of the community. I mean, they there's a guy who sells beautiful paintings over there on surfboard on bought four totally creative. I'd hate to see Lou. He's no longer allowed to be on on the beach. He can't come back and neither can the guy that does the palm frond hats. Can't they vote on? That was that was this week. The only ones that are allowed to be on the Times Square area in Times Square, the performance, and that that that that really hurts if I if I could vote against that I would vote one hundred percent I might bring that up to council members because it's not fair. It's not right. The guy the other guy Mike does he's the pirate. And he does all he was part of the discussion. His stuff is amazing anything that can bring people in the square is good business. They don't compete. That's what people don't understand this. No one's competing against anyone. There's so much unique everyone has a different niche that people if they buy something from him the next day, they're going buy palm from half the next day by surfboard. My kids have everything they have four or five necklaces from Mike. They have the surfboard right from JR. They have they have my wife has the hats. I mean, it's it's it's really sad feeling that issues not oversaw. I'm gonna fight for those guys because they they deserve to be part of this time square. Steve give us a shout. One more time. Why people should come the plaza? The food is great the people watching his great. The weather's great everything on the beach is awesome. That's about it. All right. Thanks for coming on a lot. Thank you. Yeah. All right. Steve from Plock everybody. We appreciate him coming by. Thanks, John for letting us know about and we'll welcome on over and have some food over there. Yeah. Thanks a lot. Right. Steve. We'll see you soon. And I did want to make sure before we get to the last part, dear where closing in on our on our our that. I want to let everybody know that already calling him his phone. That they wanna fishing. You are listening to the beach talk radio. That's the name of our show on the Florida podcast network. You can hold up the sign if you want to eat there and listen next Saturday, dear you're going to get to meet Jimmy, and Glenn the folks behind now if you looked in the newspapers of both newspapers this week, the folks from the Florida podcast network have a press release, and they're they're coming next week. They're doing the whole Fort Myers and Fort Myers beach. Visit it's the flagship show that they sponsor that they host call finding Florida and they're going to be paying us. Visit next week. Finding Florida is Florida's premier travel adventure podcasts taking you from country to coast city girl, Jimmy country. Boy, Glenn Glenn
"fort myers beach" Discussed on Beach Talk Radio
"So Wednesday and Thursday from nine to twelve in the off season. Yes, that's when we're open from April fifteenth to October fifteen so if you're here on the island, and you really wanna find out about what's going on people that are there. We'll have more time to talk to you than they would in season. So it's actually a good time to stop in. There's very good time to stop him because many artists enjoy painting during the summer because a quiet time for painting. So you can walk in see artists working on their work or on the wall. Lots going on at the gallery during the summer, and it's a fabulous building was purpose built as an artist sociation in nineteen sixty eight we just passed our fiftieth anniversary as building and our organization is going on the sixty eighth year. And so the organization bought the property or from the town in no from an individual good the property from the Zimmer family three quarters of an acre for ten dollars in one thousand nine hundred sixty seven so that's some community minded people on this island that want art and culture. To be part of this island. Zimmer family also donated some of the land underneath the fire station. So I mean when you think and see these are the stories add that I think we need to find the original people that can fill in all these stores because these people are still here, but we don't know for how much longer we will have access to their stories. So yes, yes. Yes. Yes. Well, thank you very much for letting me talk about the art center, Tom Pam been involved in the Fort, Myer speech art association. Probably six years, we moved here seven years ago. Maybe a year before we got linked into the art gallery, and we slowly started helping out a little bit more a little bit more got real than like a fish. And now, you Pam takes care, publicity and some of the grants administration. I'm the president. I do the website help out with repairs. Are you also both artists pantley profession pip? Pam puts art on the walls. She after shows, I do not put art on the walls. But I've painted the bathrooms. And what drew you to Fort Myers beach? As a Californian who went to these coast for work when it's time to retire. I wanted to see the sunset on the west. You can't afford to go back to California, necessarily, and we truly couldn't and Fort Myers beach. We had come down to Florida. And this turned out to be where we found where we wanted to be. Yes. Yes. So we need to have you guys on the show Saturdays. Maybe. And when he I mean, I literally locked brand down the street and tackled common and Pam and Essendon to come over and do this. So when they hate has time to prepare. He can tell you about all the artful and wonderful events that happened at the art association. Yeah. Of course, of course. Thank thank you very much. Thanks for X payment, Tom for stopping by. Thank you guys for going out, and grabbing people you two are incredible. You are naturals at this. And I know it well Kim's going away for the summer. She's going on. She always goes away on a summer vacation to visit family and Utah and all. All that. And this isn't a paying gig. So don't get your hopes up. This is free. But you guys are awesome. We might need to spend you off into your own show. I'm from the mound house. Right. Right. Well, we get all the historical perspectives of the people that you're talking about. Because obviously, you would be a better person to interview those groups of people, then I would I would love to boot limited run series of all the people who tell this because I'm forever trying to plant seeds with graduate students because a lot from Florida Gulf Coast university get involved at the mount house and someone must need a thesis. And when you like to write about all the things that got saved in this area. There's so many stories about things that came really close to being lost. And we're saved any final thoughts. We are well over our time. But you guys did awesome today. See how fancy our goals time. Wait, which one of you was hesitant on coming on? I know it wasn't both of you. Okay. You killed it today. You both killed it today. It was great. I'm starting to shy and it's Yale. Okay. It's nice that you know, what everybody when she probably is bridge. Any final words. You wanna say about today or about coming on the show or about anything you want to? I just want to say again, just as Ellen just said it is so important that we capture audio we captured the audio history. One of our other experiences for Polaner section two point. Oh was having Russ Carter. We sold a dinner a night with Russ Carter to talk about a sterile island and all of the history behind this island because Russ was also one of the original doses at the mount house. He's got incredible story. So we need to hear these people's not only hear their stories in writing. But we need to hear their stories in audience, and I agree that serve their voice and audio you can paint so many pictures with just the sound. And that's a great idea, and I'll get to work on that. Okay. That's my area. But you guys have to be the talkers. Well, we can be the talkers we could also be the organizers. Yeah. Even if people would not feel. Coming on your radio doesn't have to be on the show. We could -pletely recreate shows podcasts at are a private experience. Yes, archived, and you don't it doesn't have to be a show could be you can listen to whenever you want to listen. And you know, we can go to an office and record it when people are comfortable, and that's you know, that's all a lot of them are done now. So it's it's not really like Kim just likes to be on TV all the time. So we had to incorporate the Facebook thing. So that's why we have that. But anyway, vinyl talk off line about how to get that organized. I'll say excited great idea. See? If nothing else happened today, we have another great idea that we're gonna be looking forward to. Long on ideas. Awesome. Well, thank you guys for coming on finding us, and we hope to see guy. Guy soon and thank you. And we will see you guys next Saturday live from Pete's timeout. Thank you all for listening and watching. Right. Miss.
"fort myers beach" Discussed on Beach Talk Radio
"Breath. Hello, everybody. And welcome to episode number fifty three of beach talk radio. This is Saturday, April the twenty seventh. My name is Ed Ryan. And this year is Kim Ryan say Hello, everybody morning. Little more energy, please. We have a big guest today have some energy. Whole litany. So I just sit and wait till there's a break. All right. We are live from peach timeout in Times Square on Fort Myers beach. And of course, we want to say Hello to everybody listening on the Florida podcast network and our friends from the Florida podcast network will be with us on the twenty seventh at the end of the month. They're coming down from. Yes. Is that? No that's in may, not April. Oh, we're in April. I know maybe they are coming down. They are coming down. And may you're right. Let me finish my opening segment for you. And the dishes to coming to you live on Facebook. You can also listen to the audio on iheartradio Spotify spreaker the apple podcast app. I tunes the pocket casts app, which will cost you about two ninety nine. But it's an awesome app on beach talk radio dot com or we encourage you to download our app, which is free. You can get it from the apple app store. And those of you watching live on Facebook. You can comment in the little comment box, your friend from Michigan is always the first one on my sister and sent questions into our very special guest, making her second appearance, and we'll be introducing her in just a moment. We also can be viewed on YouTube if you like that, and we have a Twitter page Instagram page that we don't really use very much and every week we're picking up some new listeners viewers. We wanna thank you all for sharing our page and sharing information and sharing everything with all the people that you know, sharing. There we go a lot of sharing that we going on. So. Garrett floors, yours take it away the floor is. I just kidding. Just kidding. Well, I will say it's a beautiful day today. The weather is super fantastic. Yes. Especially compared to yesterday. It's completely cleared off sunny. I don't see a cloud in the sky. You know, what I forgot to do the gonna do it? Now. You know, I forgot to do. That's the podcast network voice of Florida. Everybody. Episode number fifty three if you wanna hear them full intro just rewind and you'll be able to hear everything I forgot something. I sit here seven o'clock organizing everything I have notes on things, and I have three pages of information. And then I forget the fourth thing. But thank you all for tuning in. And we have a very special guest. That's about to join us right now. RV things fine everybody. Our special guest is joining us. Ladies and gentlemen, Anita. Sarah Sita is certainly the first lady of Fort Myers beach. She was the first mayor when the beach incorporated in nineteen ninety six like the the very last day of ninety five ninety five. Yep. And she was the mayor dear the first mayor de guest, take a guess, how old she was when she was the first mayor of Fort Myers beach. Seven seventeen. Thirty four years old imagine being a mayor at the young age of thirty four hundred totally intimidating to be the mayor thirty four. My dad used to tell me you're too stupid to be intimidated anita's. I don't ever said that. So not only that you serve the second term as mayor. What year was that? Ed. Yeah to well. I served, you know, the mayor is elected every year by the council, and so I served I served as mayor from ninety ninety five if you wanna call it to thousand nine hundred nine and then your your friend remerci came after me and. His his he something else in it. It's nice to be sitting next to him again. Now, he's the vice mayor, right? Yes. He is vice mayor the third time elected as mayor the only person ever to be elected to the mayor seat by your colleagues is Anita Sita and. Ray as vice mayor now is that he's even the mayor to or he has. Yes, he was the mayor following me and ninety in the year two thousand nine hundred ninety nine Ray was the mayor. They couldn't find anyone else. You've only got five people to choose from. You know? So it's not like it's really that big of a deal. But yeah, so and then I ran again in two thousand fourteen Kim. And and I was chosen to be the mayor then. And then I just I knew Stella was going to take a little jog after that one. And and then so in two thousand fourteen I was elected I served as mayor for two years. And now, I'm serving the mayor as my last year on the council, so how many total years have you represented the residents of the beach, not just as mayor but lot overall because I've done things other than being the mayor. And you know, I think that's so important to remember that you know, there's a lot of people serving this town that just don't necessarily have title, but they're still doing incredible work. I mean think about all the people who are working on the film festival right now. They're all doing something important. But what I meant was on the council. How many do you know, how many total years have been on your on the eight this'll be? I think my eighth year. Okay. So before we start the questioning I want to set the ground rules. Every question I asked you only have three minutes, you're only be allowed to respond three minutes. And if you go over the three minute, Mark red light will come out of the computer, you have to cut you off usually waive the red light. Yes. You don't really cut people off if they start rambling on and on and on the rambling in their little mean, I don't come on that list people their their time. But anyway, I got a whole. That's right. Four pages. Over my shoulder. We wanna I take a minute to send our condolences out to Paula. Kyko. The entire family and everyone who knew the the former Fort Myers mayor and the county Commissioner Larry hiker pass passed away this past week memorial service is going to be held on Thursday at the Santa Belle harbor Marriott from I think it's five o'clock or five o'clock and then following the service there will be a celebration of life, and
"fort myers beach" Discussed on Beach Talk Radio
"The. Podcast network. The voice of Florida. Hello, everybody. And welcome to beach. Talk radio episode number fifty one we are live from each time out on Fort Myers beach. And you're watching on Facebook live or you're watching on YouTube. You can check us out on the YouTube channel want to say Hello to everyone listening on the Florida podcast network. In addition to you coming to you. I hear the fire and ambulance in addition to come into you live on Facebook and on YouTube. You can check out the show on Spotify on iheartradio speaker the apple podcast up tunes. We're else speech talk radio dot com. And we encourage you to download our app, you can go to the apple app store and download the app for free episode number fifty one the first fifty episodes are archived on the app, and we like you to, you know, check us out, and like us on all of the aforementioned social platforms platforms, right and. We have a great show lined up for today. Coming up in the second part of the show a brand new business on Fort Myers beach called vitality opened up the owner Tina Terrell is going to be here. So we're gonna be talking to her in the second segment of the show. And of course, the always funny and witty wife, and I will talk to. Like blanked on my name from it. Right now, we have glasses. Yes. You want to go ahead. Going to know Karen hooked me up. Now, my mother doesn't like these because the reflective, but I got the okay from everybody else, they all voted. So Karen is the sunglass lady across for peach timeout. So if you're on the beach, and you run out of sunglasses or break them or out of them right today would be a good day to come down. Whether is fantastic. There's a nice little breeze. Nice. Everything's busy come on down. And I'm gonna talk about my trip to Las Vegas earlier. I can't wait. You're on the edge of your AMR Amman, the edge of my new stool, right? So right now, I'm gonna turn it over to the wife special guests there look at it two guests one, you didn't even know there you go. So we have Rachel from crow this morning, and I'm so excited to have you come on Crowe's near and dear to my heart. So this'll be super fantastic, and who do you have window? So with me this morning is nanna. She is a yellow rat snake? These snakes are indigenous to southwest Florida also known as the Everglades rat snake? You'll tend to find these guys up in the palm trees eating on those Pomeranz that nobody likes. I. Well, that makes sense. It's a rat snake? Right lutely. And so tell us a little bit about crow or a lot of bit about crow. Well, I mean for our team collectively at the organization, it's a very exciting. Time crow does. Dan for the clinic for the rehabilitation wildlife for those of you guys who aren't familiar with us? We've actually been in operation for fifty years as of last year in twenty eighteen we are Lee county's only licensed wildlife rehabilitation service so in critters locally become sick injured or orphaned, particularly what's happening now with baby season, they come to us. We provide them some kind of care with the hopes of getting them back out into the wild. And it's located on Santa bell. The exact address the address is three eight three Santa bell kept TV road. So once you get onto the causeway about another fifteen twenty minutes out as you're heading toward captive, and it's is it across from. What is it? What's the nearest landmark to it? I would say the nearest landmark is the ding darling national wildlife refuge. We're just a hair pass the refuge on the opposite side of the street. Great, and you talked about the long I mean fifty years longtime. So can you give us a little bit of the history of crow, absolutely? So crow started in nineteen sixty eight when our founder, Shirley Walter discovered a hurt on the Santa bell causeway. And when she saw that it was hurt by person, she felt responsible and wanted to help it. Well that one bird it really took the city by storm. And so in that first year about five hundred animals were brought to her home to her own private home. The first couple years we existed only in name and from seventy two until eighty it was all run out of homes. So now, we are on our twelve and a half acres on Santa bell cap TV road, and we've gone from five hundred animals year to well over four thousand animals that year. And so what was the I was reading through the history. So the first then the first veterinarian was of a female Phyllis yet. Dr Phyllis Douglas, and she had opened her newly practice. Coral veterinary clinic on Santa bell island, and they are still in operation to this day. Wow. So how many vets do you have on staff now? Well, we have a little bit of everybody crocus to Steph marian's, Dr baron is our medical and research director. So she oversees all of our teachings and conferences and research projects, we have Dr Robin Lin bass to is our stuff at Canarian and takes care of all the day to day operations, but we also have to visiting veterinarians that come each year to learn about wildlife medicine, so at any one given time we can have three to four veterinarians on the premises. So we've got a full-fledged medical team there to serve our patients amongst a lot of other volunteers and staff members as well. Absolutely. So obviously, we don't have necessarily the staff to take care of four thousand animals year on our own four thousand plus so we have around two hundred active volunteers and last year, they helped us collect over twenty one thousand hours of time. And then we also the students. So if there's any future aspiring wildlife care professionals out there, you can actually apply to live on Santa bell island in our student dormitory. Ori- and work with our medical staff while I would think there would be people lining up in droves to get an opportunity to work with animals and live. She said on Santa Vel island. Not not not too shabby. Chevy not at all. So what are some of the other programs that exist out there? Well, other than patient care, we feel as though it's our responsibility to educate the people about animals like nanna are patients. So we have an onsite visitor education center that's open on Saturdays through April and from may through December Monday through Friday from ten AM to four PM, we offer daily presentations and hospital tours where he can work with me go with me and some of our other team members down to the hospital and meet some of the staff responsible for the medical care. And I was looking online look like there was three packages like that you could get as far as education and outreach. Absolutely. So I'm the education manager at crow. I oversee all of those experiences you come and just do the education center. You can do a presentation. We offer presentation featuring animals such as nanna, and then we also have the hospital tour programs. So depend. On how much time you wanna spend
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"The kind of jobs he jab we needed to keep the i mean how organizes a kidney dp how militias the kid who my my first business was delivering newspapers enda i tried to be as efficient than quick delivering the newspapers but i also had to keep a list of collecting the subscription from all of our subscribers what else did you do as a kid one of the jump suggest y played soccer i ran a health food store one summer um ran a manager of a restaurant once uh started working when i was twelve so you do a lot of things would which of these things in your childhood debry more forward is a leader today energy to do a lot of different kinds of jobs entasked with a technology in the vision around education i think it's the product and customer service it's how do you deliver something that solves the problem for people that you're you're basically selling something to mr xu heart chris hi young were you when you first taught some one as probably five or six uh helping my out younger sister with math and what was the impact of that on her uh you know it helps her she was very um couldn't get through the math problems she would get anxious concerned and i i started teaching her how to sort of memorize uh the route based system so that does she wasn't as concerned what was the impact on you um i realized that i could you know helps them one bit folk it and has that translate to what you do today at scribe i mean we're constantly helping each other as you know we're building the company but were also helping our whether it be a government organisation a technology company were selling to or um you know high school teacher students ultimately that is it all really about making profits not teach you people you can do both next question who's got it who is your mansur growing up i would say my uncle up on kebab lie he was an entrepreneur you you know he moved to florida in the '70s bought part of fort myers beach started developing at then end was constantly had his hands in new businesses and new opportunities in look what kind of time to spend.
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"I love there are other guys and i love and gals i love the guy i love the fact that she told him that because it's very important for a lot of these candidates to know that they have to break through um and you know as you know a lotta time sometimes people who talk common sense camp breakthorough yeah you're exempted because they're not saying something uh outrageous they're just saying what a lot of people think and believe and it is common sense which is as we all know not too in these days and i pointed out by john mccann doulos captain united states navy retired who listens to us from fort myers beach florida during these winter months john who worked at toyota and we became good friends and he got me involved in the freedom center and he reminds me that when we dedicated an i donated obviously my services to mc the dedication of the freedom center on eleven eleven eleven at the eleventhhour senator uh pat quebec played a major role and continues to play a major role is on the board in fact of that fabulous freedom center now two of them out at metro airport where the people in the military or retired or active duty can stop into a very friendly lounge uh and take advantage of with freedom centres all about we salute delta airlines of the airport and everybody else who continues to make that happen anyway uh i am reminded that senator called expert in a big part of that is well 8 12 wjr this topic and businesses engineering research and more hits big data be part of.
"fort myers beach" Discussed on KOIL
"Of where we are travelling uh we went from five hundred twenty life funding that took a six month to get that and we we need to call on the good news network on the internet and got on tv and everything this wall from there and there as of today we have over five hundred twenty seven thousand people follow us on facebook that's that's truly remarkable janica at one point two rainy uh all the people that you met that you met all day to rick and joe it was a rather poignant meeting why breaking joe job met author we need them in a hot tub in fort myers beach florida and they had recently lost two of their three children and um tim sister stacy died about nine years ago uh so norma and joe bonded over the grief of of losing children and um it with a remarkable time for all of us to to join joined hands and support each other as we were going through the grief of not only the loss of their children but also of of kim's death leo at the same time the the loss of of your sister of two desserts neither she uh to her parents nor nor i gather a miss norma two or to her friends neither one spoke about the the bad diagnosis right now my my sister never called them about her diagnosis of two and three there and uh it was family could get sally turkish fianna fail the ultimately of course at the fourteen months on the road but there came a time uh hospice time uh rabi tell us about uh how uh miss norma left this life we were in friday harbor washington an andone island um off off the coast in the pacific northwest when her health began to decline um we we act cost this to come into our our home on the ice and they helps a shepherd norm through the last couple of weeks the of her life it with your tremendous experience for all of us this is an amazing story of very uplifting story it is despite the unhappy ending a very happy story driving miss norma it is an amazing tale tim bauer schmidt remy little are our guests and driving miss norma is published by harbor one quite a story there thanks jim it's fourteen before the.
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"Welcome to episode 495 of the sleeper in the bust it is monday september eleven i'm your host pulse board joined by jason colette jason how's it going it's going to do it is a september levitt that it is sixty degrees with twenty five mile an hour winds outside my window right now as we are on the edges of what's left of hurricane armor which now i believe is is tropical storm tropical depression is low rachael talked to out i'm tired of talking about he uh but yeah i will goodness go ahead it got overhype right in terms of what it actually did that's a good thing though right yes as you have to repair on the high end and then hope that this is what happens the concern is that then people won't take it seriously the next time around yeah like god won't you're my stepmom a my step grandfather live about five miles inland in fort myers beach in my stuck grandfather didn't want to go anywhere and my stepmom was going to leave him uh so we state and nothing happened there either power has been out since yesterday afternoon and uh but no damage dna flooding no nothing so i was very fortunate just it like being so far away from them to uh being so far away from them on this was a case that unhappiness yeah add limiting after it and people that work for me i've got a number of a team members at live in florida and people just lost power but uh night as he wanted to guys on the race communication staff by his mom had a tree go through her mercedes which sucks uh somebody to my wife knows lost all three cars and their driveway do trees and uh what her best friend had some flooding inside the house they live in a dizzy world so that thing took a turn toward orlando uh which sought but one of my other good bodies has solar panels on his house so he had no power problems today for them and that with that another positive again hearing mostly stuff like hey we lost new hasn't property issues but.
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"Tropical storm mentally drenching florida's gulf coast with up to eight inches of rain the system developing quickly this morning the governor now declaring a state of emergency in 31 counties some eighteen thousand losing power energy to keep alert to local weather and road conditions a construction worker in saint petersburg shooting this video as emily moved to shore ammo he has those powerful winds shutting down the sunshine skyway bridge the coast guard rescuing two brothers clinging to a navigation light in tampa bay their fishing boats striking the structure and sinking during the storm in brayden a race to find fosterhomes for rescue animals allowed iran rolfast that flat property and the sump pumps work so or trying to catch up this tractortrailer losing control while driving on slick roads and tampa dangling over a highway overpass part of a hotel roof ripped off in fort myers beach just incredible images coming into nigeria benin is with us live from fort myers beach and we don't many parts of it area geo were hit with more than a half foot of rain where's emily now where she added well david right now you can just see there is still some strong wind here on the gulf coast but our way to look at this map right now because emily is over central florida eastern parts of the state are gonna get some rain tonight then it just russia's opt to see tomorrow morning the rest of the east coast should be just fine jewelry need is with us live from florida tonight geo thank you next today here to three sheriff's deputies accused of excessive force on a teenager in tennessee the video was difficult to watch the 18yearold suspect was taste repeatedly while already restrained he says he had 40 taser burns in all on his body here's abc's adrian banker tonight.