It was a Very Good Year" is a Multi-media tribute to Frank Sinatra starring Tony Sands as "The Voice."
Sands first recognized his knack for emulating Ol' Blue Eyes when he was a teenager. “I never tried to change my vocals to imitate or impersonate Frank. It just came out naturally,” he says.
The Show is a musical journey of the life and times of the late Frank Sinatra. From the early days with Tommy Dorsey, to the bright lights of New York City, the silver screen of Hollywood, and the "Main Event" comeback, Tony sings all Sinatra’s best-loved songs. “It’s not just somebody going out there and doing his music - we tell a narrated story, with multimedia projections at six different points in Sinatra’s career,” Sands said. “We start out with the big band era and we end up at Madison Square Garden 1974, when Sinatra came out of retirement.
Lifelong Sinatra fans are startled when they hear Tony Sands start to croon. For more than 20 years, Tony Sands has been perfecting his act and wooing audiences throughout the United States with his silky, mesmerizing and tantalizing renditions of the “Chairman of the Board’s” song stylings.People love the show,” says Sands.
“They really don’t expect what they’re going to be seeing. It really is like a one man musical.”If you don’t feel the song, it won’t get across to the audience. And every song Frank Sinatra sang, he projected that feeling...and that’s the same way Sands performs Sinatra’s song book, Sands closes his show with Sinatra’s trademark sendoff, “Put Your Dreams Away,” as made famous in his ABC television program.
And on Sunday April 7th at 7:30 pm, Tony Sands will be performing his show at the Moose Lodge -964 -19090 San Carlos Blvd Ft Myers Beach doors open at 6:30 tickets are $40.that includes hors-d’ouvers. for tickets call Tony at 267-408-1615 or Jerry at 239-810-4587 you also can go on line at bpt.me/4096885
Ed. Note: I had the opportunity to see Tony as “Frank” a few times over the past years, his show is fantastic.
YesterYear Theater presents: Neil Diamond and Tina Turner for 3 nights only at The Fort Myers Beach Moose Lodge Event Center. Tickets are $40 and include hourdourves, there is a cash bar available throughout the shows.
the best tables/seats are going fast so call for tickets : Jerry Nolan at 239-810-4587 or Kay Cummings at (513) 368-9923
What is the difference in taking a life just after it's born or years later? That will be the defense argument murderers will use in the future in New York. Call it what you will but "abortion" after a baby is born and alive is still Murder.
What is it? …it’s BORDER SECURITY, PRISON SECURITY, BUSINESS SECURITY, RESIDENTIAL SECURITY, PEACE OF MIND SECURITY.
Call it what you want, but it is what keeps people safe. It keeps people in, and it keeps people out. There is no substitute for it. Walls even block noise on our roadways…because it works!
Walls give us privacy. Walls hold back water, rock and mountains, and illegal aliens, in short …walls work!
Walls keep illegal aliens out and force people to a central place so that the men and women, who lay their lives on the line to protect you and me, can better focus on their front and not worry as much about their backs, because whoever put up these walls has their backs!
When someone says, “walls don’t work”, I would have to challenge the sanity of that person. Why would anybody in their right mind say such a foolish thing, I ask?don’t know the answer to that, other than to say, “She must be nuts or has an agenda that is different than protecting you and me”.
Those who own property on the Border who refuse to allow walls or fences on their property, in return for compensation; they could find that their “open area” becomes a gateway, large crossing for illegal aliens, smugglers and drug runners. Sort of a “welcome wagon” entrance! But, they probably won’t mind having MS13 members running through their yards on the Border, at night, while they sleep, with their families. I’m certain they won’t bother, rape or pillage…they’re probably very honorable and trustworthy MS13 members, anyway. So don’t you worry?!
I don’t know how the Government will handle Eminent Domain, but it should be fair. If I lived on the Southern Border (never would happen!), I would want the walls and fences, on my land for sure! In fact, I would pay for it myself (which I did around my business, as well as my home –2,000 feet of it).
RAID ON “TOP 10 FUGITIVE” ROGER STONE
On a different note…for the new FBI Director Wray — I understand that he has no prior law enforcement experience, no FBI experience, no arrest, no SWAT, and so forth experience, and must rely on those around him for advice. But, whoever they are …change it, now!! The FBI does not do, “Hollywood arrests” because if you do many arrests, as the old FBI used to do, sooner or later it will turn to shit. You NEVER allow any news media to film any arrests…period! Un-freaking believable…idiots, I swear! I hope he’s not still listening to McCabe and Strzok!
A couple of points, Mr. Director, with all due respect… if CNN appeared at the scene of “where an arrest is about to take place” before the Freaking arrest team (when J. Edgar Hoover, L. Patrick Gray, Judge Sessions, Judge Webster, et al. were FBI Directors), they would have ordered a full blown investigation to find the “leaker”, and we would find him!
The use of an FBI SWAT Team, on an obvious nonviolent subject/crime, when there is NO REASON to expect the type of trouble the FBI SWAT team is trained to handle, is an over-exaggerated, heavy-handed, farce, an abuse of power, and nothing short of shameful. You need to sit down with that idiot Mueller and put a stop to it. He was NEVER a lawman. Get some retired, former Criminal Agents (like Jim Kalstrom) on your team of advisors. You desperately need them! This should not have been an arrest (neither should the Manafort situation been an arrest)!
However, when it’s Hillary’s turn…do use the Team, cuffs (she’ll enjoy them), and hit it at 3 am. The public would be interested in who’s sleeping with whom at that house!
President Trump got some time off from being the Media's most hated man in America this week as they unleashed a hurricane of bad press on Howard Shultz for even considering running on an Independent ticked in 2020.
Three-year-old Casey Hathaway was found alive and well around 9 p.m. last Thursday night near his home in rural Craven County, North Carolina.
Casey was in relatively good health and spirits, according to law enforcement officials. The outcome of this missing child search is being described by many as a miracle. Investigators believe Casey spent nearly 55 hours in the elements.
Casey was located after a local neighbor called the tip line saying she heard a small child calling out. Casey was found about a quarter-mile from his last known location, his great-grandmother's house.
Casey spent two full nights out in the woods in the cold with scattered rain showers and little protection from the elements. Had the search not ended when it did, he would have had another cold night. Everyone is happy that Casey is home and reunited with his family.
Another positive outcome from this week was to see the multiple law enforcement agencies, local volunteers and prayers that were directed at the search and rescue operation.
Craven County Sheriff Chip Hughes said last Friday morning that Casey went missing Tuesday afternoon, and shortly after, every major player was on the ground looking for Casey. That includes the FBI, Marines, officers and deputies from surrounding departments, planes, drones and dogs.
Eastern North Carolina residents may remember a similar but longer search in 2017 for Mariah Woods. The outcome of that search was horrific but the community support and the desire of local residents to help was staggering in both cases.
Thank you to all the agencies and the volunteers who spent hours and days in the woods in cold and wet weather to search for Casey. Thank you to all the churches and local businesses that supported the volunteers by bringing food, tables and other supplies to the volunteer staging area at a nearby church. One rescue volunteer even said that there was so much food and companionship that it felt like a Thanksgiving dinner.
"I'm just very thankful for the outpouring of support we got from the community," Sheriff Hughes said.
It’s nice to report some good news!
Actually it’s been nice to report good news for a change, I’ll say it again, DeSantis has been very impressive, his challenge to lawmakers to “correct the mistakes” in the state’s medical marijuana program before the courts did, has already been met with results.
The same day DeSantis issued his call for legislation rather than litigation to “correct” the program’s “mistakes,” Sen. Gary Farmer, D-Fort Lauderdale, submitted Senate Bill 372, which would legalize smokable bud and expand access to medical marijuana.
On Monday, Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, filed SB 182, which would redefine the term “medical use” to include smoking.
The bill would also delete a provision that prohibits a medical marijuana treatment center from selling products like pipes, bongs or rolling papers.
Once the law is amended, the program will also get an administrative upgrade with newly-elected state Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried recently announcing she would appoint a “director of cannabis” to run it. That sounds like a fun job!
All kidding aside, I’m VERY impressed with our new Governor
After attending an Engineering College and receiving a degree in Metallurgy and Chemistry, I became an FBI Agent under their science program.
By the 1970s, the US was in serious pollution trouble. Most States had factories and waste products. Those were the days that “dilution was the solution to pollution”…dump it in the lake! We desperately needed an Environmental Protection Agency and Federal Laws. On 12-2-70, President Richard Nixon, a Republican, created the EPA by EO! He directed the FBI to be the lead investigative Agency, US Attorneys to be the prosecutors, and gave the States the ability to enforce EPA regulations. I “accepted” the order to initiate the FBI Environmental Crimes Program for the Western District of NY, a 17 county area. There truly was a need as witnessed by the Love Canal, in my home town of Niagara Falls, NY. I had a personal interest! I attended EPA schools to learn the laws and then train other investigators. Congress passed numerous Hazardous Waste laws sometimes referred to as the big 8 laws: RECRA, CIRCLA, CLEAN AIR, CLEAN WATER, TSCA and many more. I worked very closely with the NY Dept of Conservation (DEC) as they were… the “EPA” …in NY and also enforced the EPA regulations. There was virtually no EPA presence in NY in the late 1970s! DEC did their job then and probably does now!
We investigated illegal dumping of “toxic” waste, and I drew up several Search Warrants and obtained the first “Federal” Conviction for Environmental Crimes in western NY and closed one Hazardous Waste Disposal Facility. I drew up the affidavits, the AUSA drew up the warrants, and we executed them. For many years the EPA provided an essential service. HOWEVER — things have changed! We even executed a Search Warrant on the West Valley Nuclear Cleanup site, and I was happy to report that the contractors on site were performing well over and above the minimum safety requirements and laws!
Barack Obama began using the EPA as a law making agency instead of a regulatory agency, using his attack on fossil fuels as his cannon, when his Democrat Congress refused to pass “Cap and Trade”. Cap and Trade is a permit to pollute as long as you pay! The EPA was doing more harm to our economy than good for the environment! They over-regulated to the point that they have made doing business in the US too expensive for manufacturers who produce waste and CO2, which is all manufacturers.
They have chased our jobs to 3rd world countries that have NO EPAs, NO hazardous waste laws, NO “lead paint” law, NO OSHA laws, NO labor laws…so we are buying products, made in countries that violate everything we spent billions to clean up, and at the expense of our work force and THE ENVIRONMENT !!!!!
That is insane, to say the least, but it has been proven to be the way Democrat leaders like, Schumer, Pelosi, Obama and Gore think!
It’s time to turn ALL EPA functions over to the States which are doing EPA’s job anyway and close the doors on EPA completely. Their budget back then was 15 billion a year!!! They did their job well with help of the FBI and many State Environmental Agencies, until they were forced to create laws by the Obama administration. Laws that did nothing to help our environment and were directed to push forward a personal, radical agenda of Obama!!
Now it’s time to put things back in order and allow Congress to make the laws, not regulatory Agencies. The States are well prepared to handle the job.
President Trump is doing EXACTLY the right thing by eliminating Obama’s, unlawful, EPA regulations!
CO2 FACT CHECK
These are some of the IRREFUTABLE, SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN FACTS about CO2 and its value to mankind…that you won’t hear from the likes of Obama…a guy who opposes a wall to keep you and me safe but has a 10 ft wall built around his new WDC home! Think about that for a while!
Carbon dioxide is essential for life; the production of food and oxygen!
Trees and plant life require a MINIMUM CO2 of 180 to 200 ppm, by volume, to SURVIVE. Anything less and they die, and so will you!
Current CO2 concentrations in our atmosphere are about 340 ppm!
Ideal CO2 for plant life and you is between 1000 to 2000 ppm!
Plant life in the USA is currently “starving” for CO2, and CO2 emissions MUST be “increased” to at least 1000 ppm and not decreased anymore!!!!
If you enclose and seal a green house, the CO2 concentration will diminish to almost zero, and all plant life will die without CO2!,
If you pump CO2 into that same greenhouse from burnt coal or ANY fossil fuel, the plant life will flourish! So if your plants are dying in your green house, introduce CO2!
Scientists have no idea what impact CO2, produced by man, has on the Earth’s climate, except that it’s essential!
“Excess” CO2 falls into the Oceans, increasing Ocean plant growth and seems to follow unexplained “Mother Nature” balances between CO2, our atmosphere, and our Oceans!
There is no scientific information or studies that prove anything, one way or another, that would lead to any scientific conclusion regarding the impact of man-made carbon dioxide on the Earth’s climate other than it’s essential for life…period!
God blessed America with an abundance of Natural resources from trees and fresh water to Natural Gas (enough to power the entire US indefinitely), coal (enough to power America for a hundred years at least), oil (more than all OPEC combined), Uranium, Gold, Silver, etc. You name it, we got it, BUT — we aren’t using it wisely!!! Here are some ideas:
Direct all the States to build a new power plant with interest paying loans (stimulus loans) from the government. They must use made in the USA materials and employ legal US citizens. When built, they must sell the plant to private utility companies and repay the loans. Put massive green houses next to/near the fossil fuel plants and pipe their CO2 emissions into the food growing plants! Loan stimulus money, the same way, to the necessary steel, concrete, drywall plants to help build the power plants! Then turn to our Grid, and the same deal, and make it EMP proof!
We have the safest most technologically advanced Nuclear power plants in the world. They are the cleanest and most efficient power plants, next to hydro. Build them as well!
Regarding the US oil finds, we have the LARGEST oil discoveries in the world and more oil than all OPEC combined! The largest is the Green River Reserve (oil shale) in Colorado, and after 3,000 test wells, according to government sources, has enough “usable” oil to provide all America’s needs, by itself, for over 50 years. The second is the Bakkan in Williston, North Dakota with estimates of maybe 20 billion barrels (maybe 50 years worth also). It went from zero to 1.25 million barrels a day in a year and a half! Prudhoe Bay, Alaska is the largest “producing” oil reserve in the US!
GLOBAL WARMING…NO! CLIMATE CHANGE…YES!
KEEP IT IN THE GROUND…is a philosophy that has a basis embedded in deceit, lies and unscientific data, like the UN IPCC Model, which NASA said in 2015, is useless.
Global Warming is all about MONEY! The US gives the UN 5 billion a year to study “Climate Change”. The UN created the IPCC, the Intergovernmental Panel on “Climate Change”. The IPCC decided to grant all 5 billion to Colleges with PhD scientists, who have no jobs after 8 years of College and no money to “study” Global Warming IF, and only IF, they agreed that there IS Global Warming, and they will try to PROVE it. That is the premise the University MUST agree to in order to receive the IPCC Grant money!… very scientific!
So for 18 years they studied and made releases on how the Earth is warming, Polar bears are dying because the ice caps and glaciers are melting …all unchallenged until a few experts decided to check the RAW data. Heartland Institute looked at the IPCC temperature model which predicted temperatures and compared the predicted temperatures to the actual temperatures and found the model to be totally inaccurate. How bad? Al Gore predicted that based upon the model, the Arctic Ice Cap and Glaciers would be gone by 2015!!! In fact, the temperatures over the 18 ½ year period actually went DOWN 1 degree Celsius!
How bad? Some colleges put the thermometers to study “Global Warming” in fenced-in areas (good) but on blacktop parking lots (brain dead stupid or corrupt?…very bad)!!! All temperatures were taken in the US but the study is called Global Warming?
NASA completed a study in 2015 that says the IPCC 18 year study is useless, not even close to accurate, and their (NASA) study compared Antarctic Ice over a 10,000 year period and found the “land mass” ice to be thicker, larger, and colder than ever before. Also, Satellite photos of the Arctic Ice cap prove that all the Arctic Ice that melted over a 10 year period (due to Global Warming, according to Gore-ites) regained all that was melted during the 10 years …in a one year period, from 2012 to 2013… regaining 1 million sq miles of new ice… in one year!! Get this; some geniuses who believe in Global Warming versus Climate Change, even claimed that the freezing of one million miles of ice in one year was due to …Global Warming, as well!!
John Coleman, creator of The Weather Channel, also did a study on Polar Bears and found that their population is greater now than since they started keeping records!
On 2-4 & 5-17, the Daily Mail (a UK Paper) reported that John Bates a high-level whistleblower has told this newspaper that “America’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) breached its own rules on scientific integrity when it published the sensational but flawed report, aimed at making the maximum possible impact on world leaders including Barack Obama and David Cameron at the UN climate conference in Paris in 2015”.
WHY? It’s all about money. Saudi Arabia sells the US oil. Why wouldn’t they want to lobby against US oil production? I would feel very safe saying that ANY politician who says there is Global Warming is making LOTS of money from lobbyists or has some other scam working. For example, how much was Barack Obama paid to push for debunked/bankrupt Solyndra to receive grant money or maybe a “reward” besides the 1.5 million they donated to Obama’s campaign? What did he get from the $418,000 he gave them, 4 months before they filed for bankruptcy?
How about this…a sitting US President, attempts to convince people that there is a fossil fuel scare and Solar is the only way to go. Push a new solar company as a great investment and tell your constituents it’s the energy of the future. Invest heavy and when you know it will crash, sell!
Like I said, it’s a scam, it’s not true, the facts prove there is NO GLOBAL WARMING…THERE IS CLIMATE CHANGE AND THERE HAS BEEN FOR 5 BILLION YEARS!
CO2 emissions over a densely populated metropolis can impact health, smog, plant growth but will never impact the earths’ spin on its axis, glacier melting, or world temperatures, warming or cooling…and that’s a FACT!
Recently, Patrick Moore, founding father of Greenpeace, came clean and exposed the fraud he and the left wing extremists pulled on the American people regarding CO2, Global Warming, and pollution for over 40 years. This will kill you… For all those years Moore was speaking out against fossil fuels and followed the Gore-ite and IPCC philosophy, he was regarded as the authority by Greenpeace and other left wing, tree hugging groups. Now that he speaks the truth, they call him a “paid consultant for the fossil fuel industry”, and question his intelligence and integrity.
Understand that they were correct about how pollution was contaminating our air and water and the need for the “EPA” and Federal laws, BUT that all ended. Humans cannot change the temperature of the world, melt glaciers or any of the other insane claims Greenpeace made, according to its founder!
Mr Moore also admitted that the Greenpeace ship with all its “sails” never used the sails and was powered by huge Detroit Diesel Electromotive engines that drove electric turbines!!!
Former scientists for the UN IPCC also came clean and admitted the fraud, inaccuracies, and lies that were told by the IPCC to influence Global Warming nonsense.
Fact check what I write to satisfy yourself. Many scientists from the Heartland Institute, noted meteorologists like John Coleman, scientists who worked on the IPCC Models, and many other sources …including our own NASA, have ALL stated that the UN IPCC model on Global Warming, their “big” source that they always refer to, …is a fraud!
So …Mr President…I just found the 5 billion you need for Border Security…shut down the UN IPCC by redirecting their 5 Billion grant to our Border Study!
Last season local entertainment was taken to a new level on Fort Myers Beach!
Jerry Nolan (of Fresh Catch Bistro and Junkanoos) and Kay Cummings have partnered up to do it again, bringing us Yesteryear Theater: Las Vegas and New York style live entertainment, right here in our back yards. These shows will feature professional impersonators that have sang around the world.
I had the pleasure of having a great talk with Co-Owners Jerry and Kay. Kay told me her patronage at Fresh Catch Bistro opened up a whole new world of excitement in her life… Last year, Jerry asked her to be a hostess and impersonate Elizabeth Taylor. " Kay's resemblance to Liz was unmistakable" Jerry told me and Kay added "This year he invited me to become his business partner in the world of impersonation and legends"
"The entertainers I have been so fortunate to meet and work with, are fine-tuned and top in their field. Their attention to detail and their ability to master multiple characters amazes me. I am constantly in awe of Everyone’s unique talent." said Kay She, on the other hand, is happy that Liz Taylor was a bit quiet because she is incredibly shy on stage, she confided in me (which no one ever believes, she added)" and this year, Jerry is passing the MC reigns to me! Yikes!"
"I wish my parents were still around to enjoy our shows as they loved the Rat Pack and Elvis ....OK maybe Elvis was a little much for their era and that is the beauty of our show… All ages will be entertained!"
"I love that this year we are pairing with the Moose Lodge which I have driven passed time and again and I had no clue how cool that place is and I plan on becoming a moose or moosette, whichever is appropriate, as soon as I get back down to Florida next week!
When we were doing our last year shows, our venue required quite the overhaul. The vibe at the Moose Lodge has the nightclub quality that we have been looking for and we are really looking forward to our first round of shows there."
The next extravaganza will be next week with Elvis Tribute entertainer, Robert Cabella, this one night show on Saturday February 2nd at 7:30pm, is sure to sell out because he was here last year and did a fantastic job. This night will be hosted by Sammy Davis Jr. impersonator, Geno Monroe, who does a fantastic job of singing and dancing like Sammy. I have seen both of these entertainers live myself and they are flawless.
Sunday and Monday the 3rd and 4th, new country meets old country when Luke Bryan and country legend Kenny Rogers come to town, now I haven't seen this Luke Bryan impersonator yet but Kenny did a fantastic show last year! The best seats are going fast.
The location for all these shows is at the Moose Lodge Event Center at 19090 San Carlos Blvd at 7:30pm. This is a cozy venue that only holds 100 people so get your seat reservations now.
Tickets are on sale and are selling for $40 a person and that includes hors d'oeuvres.
Get a great deal by attending two shows for only $70 for or come to all three shows for $90.
" Who knows what the future holds! Yesteryear Theater might be coming to life a lot more often... " Kay Cummings
There will be a cash bar! For tickets call Jerry Nolan at 239-810-4587 or Kay Cummings at (513) 368-9923 For more information and a full listing of upcoming shows visit: yesteryearentertainment.weebly.com
In closing I asked Kay what was her best tip on good living?.... Her answer... Have a happy heart, make everyone around you want to smile and never be afraid to express your love!" God willing, I'll be there so .........See you at the shows.
Want to learn about the environment? The Town of Fort Myers Beach is planning its first-ever Environmental Symposium, so pay attention or you'll miss it! It will be held today.......... Jan. 17.
"It's going to be geared more towards the residents here on the island, because we're going to be talking about a lot of things that impact the homes here," said environmental technician Rae Burns.
Representatives from Turtle Time, Florida Fish and Wildlife, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife in Sanibel, and the University of Florida's Institute for Food and Agricultural Sciences will be doing presentations.
Topics will include native vegetation, nesting shorebirds, sea turtle lighting, and how to handle sick and injured wildlife and more.
"It's going to be very educational," said Burns. "It's basically an overview of all the environmental avenues that are here on the island for people to access."
Council members, and Town staff will be on hand to answer environmental questions from the public and representatives from the Marine Resources Task Force will be there.
The free event will begin setting up at 5 p.m., and run until 8 p.m at Bay Oaks Recreational Center, located at 2731 Oak Street.