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By Mark Young Islander Reporter Two former Bradenton Beach Planning and Zoning Board members, and a third Bradenton Beach resident filed a lawsuit June 4 to challenge the May 3 joint development agreement between the city and BeachHouse Restaurant owner Ed Chiles. The agreement authorizes the development of land next to the BeachHouse, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach, to construct a dune and parking lot. Neither the BeachHouse Restaurant nor its corporate entity ELRA, are named in the lawsuit, which takes aim at the citys claim that it did not violate its land-development codes and comprehensive plan in allowing the development to move forward in October. P&Z had rejected the proposed project in April, citing multiple code and comprehensive plan violations, also saying the city was attempting to circumvent ordinances in relocating a city park without a referendum. City commissioners May 3 ignored the P&Z recommendations to deny the agreement, and unanimously approved the joint development agreement. Personal attacks from the dais against P&Z members, as well as city attorney Ricinda Perry, who Sea turtle nests in hot spot. Page 2 Cortez art opening BB thanks MTI. actions. Page 8 Island police blotter. Page 10 Page 12-13 HB v. BB dispute continues. Page 14 Unpermitted bedrooms in Anna Maria denied. Page 15 battle lines. Pages 18-19 AME ends school Sports: Champs undeFull moon brings on Page 26 Astheworldterns celebrate dad. Page 6 ShearonThe Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.org Obituaries Island happenings Elections shape up or not. Pages 4-5Ranked Floridas Best Community Weekly by FPA Local veterans honored. Page 16AMI Chamber of Commerce Medium Business of the Year Islanders save seabirds. Page 20 Streetlife VOLUME 20, NO. 32 Happy Fathers Day JUNE 13, 2012 FREE PLEASE SEE DAD, PAGE 9 Meilner Role-model dad teaches lifes lessons By Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter Eric Boso is a small town guy with a big heart. And, hes been a dad or in the role of a dad a great role model to so very many. He was born and raised just outside of Columbus, Mich., and never traveled far from home, he says. He would see the same people every day and they were good people. But in the last 15 years, Boso says, with the encouragement of his wife, Pedreia, I really started living. He tells several crazy stories about his life between 1997 when they married and 2008 when they decided to come to Sarasota. At his first fulltime job in Columbus, Ohio, he worked with ARC Industries and special needs adults, teaching them jobs and even how to ride the bus, he says. Working there and inspiring others, he says, helped him decide to go back to school to be a teacher. I bled University of Michigan, says the Columbus-area native. But his wife knew his dream. Without University of Michigan application, sent it in and it came back accepted. After they had their son, thats when I started back, he adds. But wait a minute, they lived in Columbus. He still had his job at ARC. A little matter of distance wasnt going to stop Boso. ing some 190 miles to the Ann Arbor campus. It wasnt long after he started the trek to college that he began having trouble with his statistics class. After he sat down with his professor and told him about his commute, his life took on another radical change. Wait a minute, Boso recalls the professor saying, you want to come to U of M so badly youre commuting that far. He told me, You remind me a lot of me when I was a kid. His professor gave him a name and phone number written on a little piece of paper, Boso says, and he made contact with the person for a job. He was hired as a University of Michigan strength and conditioning trainer, working with all teams but football, mostly. He and his family put everything they owned in a truck and moved to Ann Arbor, where they lived in family housing, and met people from around the world. In 2006, Boso received his bachelors degree from UM, and he maintained his cool job at the university for about a year and a half longer. He recalls seeing the importance of role modeling at this job. There, he says, children BB citizens take city to court on ELRA agreement to interpret codes, led to four P&Z resignations. Among those to resign were longtime P&Z board member Jo Ann Meilner and former Commissioner Bill Shearon, who are named as plaintiffs against the city. Bradenton Beach resident Tjet Martin, a partner with Shearon in the Linger Longer resort, also is named in the suit against the city. clerk of court, the attorney representing the trio of plaintiffs is Ralf Brookes, former Bradenton Beach city attorney, who was replaced by Perry several years ago. Citizens challenge city decision on dune/ parking lot project. PLEASE SEE CITIZENS, PAGE 2 Explosion, re rock neighborhood

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The city attempted to argue that the proposed devel opment site is east of the erosion control line, but M eilner at a M ay 17 commission meeting, read from the citys comprehensive plan, that states the erosion control line only applies to beach with structures. A ny beach without structures, she said, is considered in the comprehensive plan. M eilner, Shearon and M artin are listed as aggrieved or adversely affected parties that will suffer an adverse effect to an interest protected or furthered by the comprehensive plan which exceeds in degree the general interest in community good shared by all persons. T he proposed dune project falls in line with what the city can do in a preservation area, according to the com-Forced sea turtle nest relocation fuels BB argumentBy Mark Young Islander Reporter Beach citizens to stop the citys joint development agreement with BeachHouse R estaurant owner E d C hiles to develop a dune and parking lot across from city hall, a new argument has surfaced. The two primary groups opposing the development project are the Bradenton Beach P lanning & Zoning Board and Anna Maria Island T urtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring. P&Z argued the agreement violated the citys comprehensive plan and rejected the plan later approved by commissioners. AMITW executive director Suzi Fox presented a second argument that the proposed development is in sea turtle nesting habitat. The suit was brought forth by two former P&Z members who resigned after a contentious May meeting where P&Z board members were accused of being biased and presenting a tainted recommendation by C ommissioner R ic G atehouse. F ox also was challenged by city attorney R icinda P erry, who conducted the meeting nearing a trial-like atmosphere. P erry said F oxs statements at the M ay 3 meeting about the development area being nesting habitat were false and should be stricken from the record because F ox brought no documentation to the meeting to prove her claims. Perry also argued that the density of the sand at the proposed development site next to the BeachHouse Restaurant was prohibitive to sea turtle nesting. But sometime during the night of June 4 or the morning of June 5, a loggerhead sea turtle crawled into the proposed development site and laid her eggs. In an e-mail to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con why she felt it necessary to relocate the nest, which was mere feet away from the restaurant, and near the valet BeachHouse. F ox reported high tide had come within 15 feet of the nest and water was discovered in the nest when it was move the nest to open beach could not be met due to the nearby illegal activity, she said. We decided not to place this nest at the wide-open beach because of the parked cars at night and chances of cars running over the nest, said Fox. T he nest was moved away from the restaurant, but was relocated to an area still within the proposed devel opment site. G lenn Wiseman dug the new nest and we found the sand to be normal density about 6 inches down, she said. T he sand below was very soft and compatible with good sea turtle nesting sand. F ox told F W C Just for your information, ( P erry) told the city commissioners at the last commission meeting in Bradenton Beach that you came out and did a compaction test on this sand and found it to be too hard for sea turtles to nest. F ox said in her e-mail to F W C that P erry had made a false statement. Fox also said compaction tests are typically performed by project engineers, not FWC. G uess she dreamed this up on her own, wrote Fox.

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 13, 2012 3 Meetings LIVE MUSIC FRIDAY & SATURDAY NIGHT BB CITIZENS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 2 Anna Maria City and education committee. Organization. agency. committee. mission joint workshop. g. Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., BraPlanning Organization meeting, USF Selby Auditorium, 8350 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. prehensive plan, but the challenge from P&Z has been the attached development proposal for a parking lot. The city has argued that the comprehensive plan does forth in the comprehensive plan. The policy states such areas are limited to a variety of active and passive park and recreational uses and beach and bay access areas. The number one objective in the citys comprehensive plan reads, The city of Bradenton Beach shall protect and restore its beach, dunes and natural systems and establish construction standards which minimize the impacts of man-made structures. The April P&Z decision maintained a parking lot is a man-made structure. The suit challenges the citys intentions are disputed within the citys comprehensive-plan language, but interpretation of that language was at the heart of the city disagreement between staff and P&Z recommendations. Perry advised commissioners to dismiss P&Z recommendations, telling them May 3 that only people with letalongside the BeachHouse Restaurant, Bradenton Beach, 5 near the proposed dune/parking lot area. The nest had to be relocated due Islander Photo: land-development codes. The suit also states city commissioners failed to follow charter procedures with their intentions to relocate a city park. The city maintains the small parcel within city park, although the citys community redevelopment agency authorized more than $4,000 in expenditures to enhance the area. To change the use of city parks, the commission must develop an ordinance approved by the majority of the commissioners and at least 50 percent of the public in a referendum. The lawsuit seeks to stop the development agreement, according to court documents. The plaintiffs want a trial to determine whether or not the city violated the comprehensive plan and, if so, to quash, revoke, invalidate and vacate the city approval of the development agreement. Should development begin before the lawsuit is settled in court, the plaintiffs seek the demolition and removal of all improvements made, as has been ruled in other case precedents cited in the suit.

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4 JUNE 13, 2012 THE ISLANDER 2012 Election Anna Maria quandary: no one to run for mayorBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter mayor of Anna Maria in the upcoming November elec mayors seat and how. In fact, there wont be much of a municipal election in A nna M aria N ov. 6, as only incumbent C huck Webb up for election. With no opposition, the two candidates automatically win a commission seat, according to the Since there is no candidate for mayor, attention turns to the city charter for answers, and this is where the conP ercycoe said she spent a number of hours reviewing the charter with city attorney Jim D ye after learning there would be no mayoral candidate. There are a number of issues still to be resolved, although the procedure to elect a mayor is clear, she said. I ts what happens after a mayor is elected that is causing some issues, Percycoe observed. The city charter states that after the new commis-Political newcomer challenges HB mayorBy Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter Holmes Beach Mayor early last week for his fourth consecutive run as the citys top administrator, and the race was uncontested until minutes before the close of qualifying week. T en to 15 minutes before the qualifying deadline at noon June 8, according to city clerk Stacey Johnston, fying papers, challenging the mayor in the N ov. 6 city election. About why hes running, Monti said, Id like to see changes made in certain areas. I believe I can contribute to the city to make it even better. He said hes run three businesses in his life, and feels Bohnenberger announced his intenelected city commissioner in 1993 and then again 1999-2006. He has served as mayor since 2006, and previously held the position 1993-94, having resigned mayoral run. Bohnenberger last week issued a statement on his goals for 2012-14, including opening the 32-acre preserve at G rassy P oint for public access; continuing stormwater improvements; lobbying the F lorida Legislature to restore local rental regulatory power; applying every existing code possible to bring resolution to major rental problems; and working with staff to deliver cost-effective public services. T ogether we have achieved so much while setting a new record of four consecutive years of no tax increases, Bohnenberger said in his statement. Bohnenberger also indicated hed be recommending new police hires enter the state pension plan to save the city money and protect current pension plan members. city and attends commission meetings. He also oversees the city administration and manages the city budget. T he citys 2011-12 budget is $8,665,109. ees, except for department head appointments or terminations, which require concurrence from the commission. T he mayor also holds the power to veto legislative actions of the commission, but a vote of four commission mem bers can override the mayors veto. T he mayor is elected for a two-year term, and draws a $12,000 annual salary. mining their petitions contained the required signatures of registered voters and making sure they paid the $120 year residency. A s of June 4, there were 3,259 registered voters, according to Johnston. Voter turnout for the previous election was 28 percent.2 challengers seek to unseat 2 HB commissionersBy Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter Qualifying week ended June 8 in Holmes Beach, and all who announced theyd be running for a spot on the city commission in the N ov. 6 city election made it City clerk Stacey Johnston reported Marvin GrossCommissioners Sandy Haas-Martens and John Monday, she said. Next to qualify was challenger Judy Holmes T itsworth on June 7. I ncumbents HaasM artens and M onetti announced their bids for re-election in April. Johnston said she qualified the commission candidates by checking their petitions against the voter registration roll and checking the necessary year residency, and payment of the $60 HaasM artens is running for her eighth term as a city commissioner. Shes served as commission chair and deputy mayor 2003-05 and 2006-11. She recently chaired a code enforcement focus group that addressed ongoing multi-story construction and rental issues. A t present, shes the commission vice-chair. HaasM artens did not return phone calls last week, but when she announced her candidacy in A pril she said she saw no reason for change on the commission. M onetti is running for his third term on the commission. He is city liaison to the Anna Maria Island Community C enter and the public works permitting focus group. Monetti also did not return phone calls last week, but announced his intention to run in A pril, saying hes running to continue his efforts on the commission. Challenging Monetti and Haas-Martens, Grossman G rossman is a 13-year-resident, recently appointed his candidacy M ay 9, he said he was running to maintain the old Florida lifestyle. According to state election laws, if Grossman wins 2 BB commissioners unopposed for second termsBy Mark Young Islander Reporter While there may be contested elections elsewhere in November, it appears to be all quiet on the Bradenton Beach front with two uncontested races for seats on the city commission. At the end of May, only Ward 4 Commissioner Jan undecided. However, according to the Manatee County Supervisor of E lec tions website, Straights likely run became reality last week. A ccording to Bradenton Beach city clerk N ora I dso, as of June 7, no one opposing the incumbents had claimed an election packet for the seats held by Vosburgh and Straight. Straight won the his seat in 2010 after three decades in public service as Manatee County EMT chief, 911 emer gency response center chief and as a reserve deputy sheriff. Straight said in M ay that his run was likely, but that he would discuss his political future with his family before making his decision. Vosburgh was appointed to the commission in 2010 who vacated his seat to assume the mayoral role following the resignation of former Mayor Michael Pierce. Vosburgh went on to defeat mooring committee member M ichael Harrington later that year to claim her spot on the dais for a full term. Both Straight and Vosburgh expressed a love for the Bradenton Beach community in their desire to be re-elected. yet raised or spent any funds toward their re-election.6 in Holmes Beach race, BB has none, AM has confusion Bohnenberger Haas-Martens Monetti a commission seat, he will be required to resign from the code board before being sworn as a commissioner. T itsworth is a life-long resident of Holmes Beach. Her main reason for running, she says, is her concern about the citys failure to enforce its land-development code. She vowed to be proactive and set the tone in the city of not only compliance, but of good stewardship. policy decisions. Commissioners are elected to two year terms, and their salary is $6,000 annually. I n the N ovember 2011 city election, Johnston reports 984 of 3,515 registered voters cast ballots a 28 per cent voter turnout. T he election saw incumbents D avid Zaccagnino and Pat Morton and newcomer Jean Peelen take seats, while Al Robinson and Andy Sheridan were Chappie unopposed in county commission race M anatee C ounty D istrict 3 C ommissioner John C happie, R -Bradenton Beach, remains unopposed in his bid for a second term in the district that includes northwest Bradenton, Anna Maria Island and Cortez, themselves in a minimum four-candidate contested battle seeking a chair on the county commission. The county commission is a partisan race. Chappie, a Bradenton Beach resident and former mayor and commissioner, was elected to the county commission in 2008 and calls serving his community and district his top priority. reduce the county government budget by 20 percent, reduce the county workforce by 10 percent and voted to consolidate government entities to eliminate duplicate services. F rom M ay 2011 through M arch 2012, C happie raised more than $77,300, according to the M anatee County Supervisor of Elections website. He has more than $10,200 in expenditures, including $6,000 to P olitical I nsights, 4611 Seventh St. C ourt E ., E llenton, for consulting fees. An additional $1,256 was paid to Ezra Catering, 5629 Manatee A ve. W., Bradenton, for a fundraiser. C happie has acquired 326 political donors. His largest single contribution has been $500, but dona tions have come from 95 donors consisting primarily of developers, contractors, real estate agents, home builders and some corporate sponsorship from Waste Management and Pepsi. He also has received $1,000 in food donations from Anna Maria Island Resorts, owned by David T eitelbaum, and ELRA Inc., a member of the Ed Chiles group of restaurants on the Island. Both in-kind donations were for fundraisers last July. Chappie has raised the second most money of the current county commissioners, and has raised $8,400 in the most recent quarter, which consists of JanuaryMarch fundraising. M ost of the money raised during the recent quarter has been paid to Political Insights and Linda Cinque, 101 53rd St. NW, Bradenton, for consulting fees. PLEASE SEE HB COMMISSION, PAGE 5 Vosburgh Straight

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 13, 2012 5 In the absence of a duly-elected mayor, the chair automatically becomes interim mayor until the next general election one year. A vice chair also is elected. The four remaining commissioners vacated by the chair for one year. T he vice chair becomes the commission chair and the commission must then elect another vice chair. The new commission chair becomes vice mayor of the city. Heres where it becomes confusing, Percycoe said. C ommissioners are elected for two years. If either Yetter or Webb are elected chair and become mayor, do they return to the commission to serve the remainder of their term one year after a mayor is elected in November 2013? As the mayor is supposed to serve a two-year term, how long does the mayor elected in 2013 serve? A nd what happens to the person appointed by the new chair? I t could result in four commission seats on the 2013 ballot. T he charter the virtual bible for the city requires election of a mayor and two commissioners in evennumbered years, which would be 2014. I t also requires an election for three commission seats in odd-numbered years. P ercycoe said she had no solutions at this time for any of the potential issues. T here are a number of questions involved here AM COMMISSION CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4 1707 1st St. E., BradentonWhere Hwy 41 & 301 meet @ 17th Ave Best Place to Find Anything! Entire Flea Market Open Bring the Family! Spend the Day! Chill Out! RED BARN FLEA MARKET NOW HAS AIR CONDITIONING941-747-3794 Red Barn Plaza Area OPEN Tuesday-Sunday (see website for details) VISIT US ONLINE AT WWW. ISLANDER.ORG SPRING FUN SPECIAL Rent 3 Items, Get 1 FREE UNIQUE CLOTHING & GIFTS you wont find anywhere else! Plus everything for the beach! Ladies Fashions & Swimwear, for every age, shape & size including Ds, DDs & Es. Select Ladies Fashions AND Gifts Up to 70% OFFMon-Tue 10-8, Wed-Fri 10-9 Sat-Sun 9-9THE BEACH SHOP We moved to Cortez from the Manatee Public Beach! BEACH SHOP The www.thebeachshopboutique.com 3 WMFR seats, 3 district candidates run unopposed, Davis retiresBy Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter T wo incumbents and a newcomer face no opposi tion for seats on the West M anatee F ire Rescue Commis sion. An unexpected retirement changed the Nov. 6 elec tion landscape during qualifying week for the W MFR Webb Yetter Bishop Cooper Jennis that staff and the city attorney are reviewing, Percycoe said. The situation will be addressed by Dye and commissioners at the June 14 commission meeting, she said. not having a candidate for mayor, but she has not yet checked city records, which date back to 1923, as they are in storage. Long-time city resident and planning and zoning recalls the city lacking a candidate for the mayors post. And Ive been around a long time, T urner said. A lthough there will be no municipal balloting, the county, state and national elections will be held N ov. 6 at Roser Memorial Community Church. Webb and Yetter will be elected to two-year terms at a salary of $400 per month. A nna M arias mayor when one is elected or appointed receives a stipend of $800 board of commissioners. District 1 Commissioner Jesse Davis, a 20-yearveteran of the board, decided June 4 against taking on a re-election bid, leaving challenger Larry Jennis the only the election. D avis said last week he decided not to run following an emergency medical procedure. R ight now I m not at my optimum condition, he said, adding he now has three heart stents. Hes spoken to W MFR C hief A ndy P rice about his decision, and he was supportive, said Davis. I love the district, he said. The decision was not made lightly. Jennis, a seven-year district resident, declared his run for the D istrict 1 seat last month after participating in the spring WMFR Citizen Academy. With Davis sitting out the election, Jennis will automatically take the District 1 seat for a four-year term. wants to contribute his management experience to the district. PLEASE SEEPAGE 8

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6 JUNE 13, 2012 THE ISLANDER Opinion Our Publisher and Editor Bonner Joy, bonner@islander.org Editorial Joe Bird Kevin Cassidy, kevin@islander.org Rick Catlin, rick@islander.org Jack Elka, jack@jackelka.com Kathy Prucnell, kathyp@islander.org Mark Young, marky@islander.org Contributors Jesse Brisson Karen Riley-Love Capt. Danny Stasny, sh@islander.org Edna Tiemann Mike Quinn | NewsManatee.com Advertising Director Toni Lyon, toni@islander.org Accounting Services accounting@islander.org Production Graphics ads@islander.org Of ce Staff Lisa Williams, manager, lisaw@islander.org Janice Dingman, pier plank coordinator classi eds@islander.org subscriptions@islander.org Distribution Urbane Bouchet Ross Roberts Shari Urbano (All others: news@islander.org) MAY JUNE 13, 2012 (All others: news@islander.org) (All others: news@islander.org) (All others: news@islander.org) Single copies free. Quantities of ve or more: 25 cents each. Island Shopping Center, 5404 Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217 WEBSITE: www.islander.org PHONE 941-778-7978 toll-free fax 1-866-362-9821 Opinion Your Former P&Z chair clari es record On April 10, the Bradenton Beach Planning & Zoning Board, of which I was the chair, made a recommendation to the city to deny approval of a joint venture agreement to convert beachfront property to a parking lot. Out of respect for the process, my full intention had been to remain silent and let the record of our deliberations speak for itself. However, on learning one commissioner has elevated this argument, I feel it necessary to respond. nership with ELRA (The Beachhouse Restaurant), wishes to convert city land, now used as a public park and portions of beach owned by ELRA, into a parking lot with a dune on the seaward side. The question P&Z evaluated was the same that every P&Z is tasked with is this major development project, as presented, in compliance with the rules and regulations as found in the citys governing documents? in which this project violates our city charter, comprehensive plan and our land-development code. Below are three issues extracted from the long list of violations. First, both the city property and the ELRA property are within the land-use district called Preservation. In the preservation land-use district, the construction of parking lots is not allowed. Second, both the city property and the ELRA property (with exception of a 25-foot strip next to the road) are located in zoning district E1. In this zone, the construction of parking lots is neither an allowable use nor is it a use by special exception. Finally, the citys property is being used as a city park. In order to change the use of city property from park to parking lot, the city is required to give the citizens of Bradenton Beach the opportunity to voice their opinion through a referendum a vote. so, the city must give the citizens of Bradenton Beach the right to voice their opinion through the ordinance process. Converting real city property from park to parking lot, without giving the citizens a voice in the disposition of city property, is a violation of the city charter. These three items are all facts and can easily be conland-development code. the applicant (the city and ELRA), nor the attorney for the applicant, provided any facts disproving the aboveRegardless, the commissioners approved their own project. P&Z were tainted and not based on facts and that P&Z sive plan and land-development code. For those commissioners who are unaware, at the time you made these comments, the P&Z of Bradenton Beach had more than 50 years of collective experience in this role with exceptional stability and low turnover. Every word in the city charter, comprehensive plan and land-development code was reviewed, line by line, during the past 10 years by many of the same members that evaluated this major development. The P&Z board members, many of whom resigned in mass, were exceptionally familiar with these documents and took their job very seriously without bias. P&Z is responsible to evaluate major developments in an objective way against our governing documents. When a project is in violation of these documents, it is P&Zs responsibility, in a professional and respectful manner, to educate the city commission in this regard. Experience tells me that pushing a major development ing this development is a mistake. If this project had been brought forward by a citizen or business, it would have ous violations of the city charter, comprehensive plan and land-development code. The city expends hundreds of thousands of dollars each year policing citizens and businesses in an effort to ensure consistency with our laws and regulations. It is expected that the city of Bradenton Beach set a good example by following the same set of rules. and Zoning BoardHelp wanted Who could imagine Anna Maria Mayor Mike Selby, who, by the way, from our viewpoint, did an outstanding In just two years, he lead the city from turmoil to civility, through the citys $2.8 million purchase of lots at Pine Avenue and Bay Boulevard; a contentious parking plan; a few lawsuits; and more. And he did it all with grace. He gave a helping hand at a time when the city was in great need. And his hand went out to solve situations for the city, its citizens and in cooperation with others. Job well done. We understand he might want his retirement lifestyle and his golf schedule to return to normal. What we didnt expect was that no one would want his job. since 1992 and among collective memories we recall no time when no one stepped up to run for mayor. bible for the city by the commission. The citizens will not vote.Art league fuss No matter how you look at the art leagues problems, you need to glance at the economy, in part, but not the people who inherited the problems for the cause. The disgruntled board members and staff who quit when problems arose would better serve both the art league and the community by remaining on board to help. Their criticism could likely do more good if they went to work solving problems, fundraising and helping the league move forward, tackling the various jobs the staff left undone volunteering. Or move aside. The Island community can and will help the league recover and move into the future. Footnote: Last week, we talked here about the Cuban sandwich thief, lauding the the Publix manager and his staff. over the incident forced to resign after 22 years with Publix. He told us previously he was worried about what Publix may decide about his actions. He clearly believed he was in trouble over the incident. Well that puts a different twist on our feelings about the store where the motto is shopping is a pleasure. Bryant deserved better. He deserves a commendation. attitude to embrace the people who serve our community and protect us from harm.

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 13, 2012 7 10 years agoTemps and Drops on AMIHeadlines from the June 12, 2002, issue of The Islander Date Low High Rainfall June 3 71 86 0 June 4 71 87 0 June 5 76 85 0 June 6 73 86 1.11 June 7 74 86 2.07 June 8 72 87 1.0 June 9 72 89 0.02 Average area Gulf water temperature 8424-hour rainfall accumulation with reading at approximately 5 p.m. daily. Charlie Hunsicker said the second phase of the Islands beach renourishment project would be county-funded vegetation of the coastline with native plants, primarily sea oats. Volunteer beachfront residents were sought to move the project forward. Phase I of beach renourishment involved pumping sand from the Gulf of Mexico onto Island beaches that were in danger of eroding. and several neighbors on the 58th Street canal pooled resources and put a boom across their canal entry to keep seagrasses and algae out of the canal. Greig said was no money to fund canal cleanups. Greig and his neighbors also removed accumulated algae. canalfront property on South Bay Boulevard to GSR Development LLC for $3.1 million. The quitclaim sale allowed title to the property to be quickly transferred to the new owners. GSR principals Robert Byrne and Steve Noriega negotiated the purchase and said they would develop Villa Rosa, a gated subdivision of 8-12 single-family homes. Wed love to mail you the news! We mail The Islander weekly for a nominal $54 per year. Its the best way to stay in touch with whats happening on Anna Maria Island. Weve been publishing and mailing successfully since 1992! We bring you all the news about three city governments, community happenings, people features and special events even the latest real estate transactions everything you need if your heart is on the Island. The Islander is distributed free locally. If you dont live here year-round, use this form to subscribe for yourself or someone else. 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Professional photographer Mark Cohen is one of those people asking that question, and is hopeful his work will tell an important story, and help preserve a way of life. Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts, and now Cortez. more than a year, getting to know and photographing Ive been talking to, meeting and hearing their stories, said Cohen. They are what make this project as unique as it is. We do a lot to preserve recrethis unique way of life, we will lose what we love most about Florida. families in action, as well as unique abstract photos that tell the tale of old Florida. of life for seven generations, he said. This could be the most important work Ive done because we need to save this heritage for the next generation. For more than a year, Cohen has been working on the photographs that are now exhibited at the Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez, but he said there is more work to do. Im not done yet, he said. Im not going to to capture more action shots and to continue to tell their story. Museum director Karen Riley-Love said she has been impressed with Cohens work, as well as his passion for the Cortez way of life. Whats really amazing to me is (Cohen) has said. He really respects what they do and they know it. Cohen said its the level of respect he has for the They essentially live off the sea, he said. Its very noble and I truly respect what they do. Photographer Mark Cohen ida Maritime Museum director Cortez residents. A second 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. The 30 at the museum. Islander Photo: Mark Young

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8 JUNE 13, 2012 THE ISLANDER Manatee Technical Institute students ognizing MTI student Abdiel Vicente, Islander Photo: Mark Young seat, having been appointed last year by the board to replace former Commissioner John Rigney, who moved from the district. Bishop is an architect and life-long district resident who has served on the WMFR board since July 2011. He announced in May his intention to retain his seat and run for the remaining two-year term. He now will remain on the board. Commission Chair Randy Cooper, also unopposed, he served 11 years in the F lorida N ational G uard and moved to Bradenton from T ampa in 2003. Last week also saw A l R obinson of Holmes Beach pre-qualify for the D istrict 4 seat. R obinson previously ran for a seat on the W MFR commission and subsequently served one term as a Holmes Beach city commissioner. He lost his bid for re-election in 2011. However, R obinson did not qualify by the June 8 deadline, according to Manatee County Assistant Super visor of Elections Nancy Bignell, and will not be on the ballot. are 23,026 registered voters in the WMFR district as of April 2011.Art league president defends league, nancialsBy Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter T hey left. T hey chose to leave, said A nna M aria I sland A rt League president Laura M c G eary last week of former league board members. cials were seen every month, McGeary said, defending herself against published reports by former board mem bers attacking her administration of the league. cials and an update on the leagues Internal Revenue Ser vice charitable reinstatement, as well as a bookkeeper who talked about the leagues expenses. T hey were getting all the reports. T hey got monthly, quarterly, six-month and annual reports. T hey had all McGeary took over as acting treasurer about a year ago when no other board member stepped up. She also points out, a second board member signed all checks. T he leagues former executive director, C hristina R eginelli, resigned M ay 11, and closed the gallery and art facility, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Seven members of the board submitted their resignations shortly thereafter, leaving three members, including M c G eary, serving the league. Reginelli told The Islander she canceled summer camp, classes and workshops and put a notice on the door stating closed until further notice, saying the league could no longer meet its expenses. I really didnt expect it, M c G eary said about the shortfall. I thought wed squeak by. In retrospect, Mc Geary blames the leagues problems on declining income due to the general downturn in the economy, rising costs, too few volunteers to staff the leagues Winterfest and Springfest festivals which contributed to problems in marketing, sales and the bottom line and the loss of the charitable status. McGeary said the loss of the IRS charitable designation was an inherited problem due to the leagues president. Rehfeldt Group P .A. of Bradenton. Statements for 2010-11 show the league began ments for six months ending M arch 31, 2012 showed the leagues net assets had dropped to $9,691. Mc Geary said income in April dropped signifi cantly, and expenses were still coming in from Winter fest. Since A pril 1, M c G eary said league coffers were depleted by big bills, including rent, utilities, newspaper and magazine advertising, and payments to art instructors, the accountant, executive director and festival director. T he league has a 22-year history on A nna M aria I sland, showcasing local talent, providing art classes, camps and workshops and two art and craft shows. The festivals were the leagues major income generator to fund the art center and a scholarship program that provided deserving students with art classes. McGeary is currently planning for Winterfest. F ormer board members, Leslie R obbins, Karen Hasler, A lexis Lillis, C heryl Jorgenson, G illian Holt, and E llen A quilina, as well as R eginelli, issued a statement R emaining on the board, in addition to M c G eary, are members, D eeana A tkinson and C hristine G alanopoulos. McGeary said she is looking for others interested in serving the league. The art league needs approximately $5,000 to meet its current expenses and liabilities, according to M c G eary. I n the past two weeks, in addition to several nice calls, McGeary has received approximately $1,000. M cG eary is seeking contributions or pledges in support of the league that has meant so much for art education in the community and for the children that is what the art league is really about, she said. CONTINUED FROM PAGE 5Anna Maria P&Z chair resigns By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Sandy Mattick submitted her resignation as chair of Anna Marias planning and zoning board at the boards June 5 meeting. Her replacement will be elected by remaining board members at their July 10 meeting. Mattick had been a board member since 2006 and became chair in 2010. Vice chair T om T urner chaired the June meeting at which board members reviewed a number of amendments to the land-development regulations. C ity planner A lan G arrett presented the amendments, which include denial of any aircraft or helicopter from using the waterways or landing within the city limits, medical helicopter landing. The amendments include limiting a legally permit ted duplex owner who tears down to rebuild two units. T he board also recommended that swimming pool waterfalls and slides be a maximum of 3 feet above the pool deck. Kathy Splawney, owner of Dogs for the Earth, 306 P ine A ve., asked the board to include a dog training facility as a permitted ROR use. T he board agreed, but added several restrictions, including operating hours and staffing by a licensed animal behaviorist. The board approved the recommendation 4-2. I n other business, member N ancy Yetter requested the board discuss an ordinance requiring the city to budget replacing any trees it removes from city property. She said her inspiration came after the city removed a number of pines on city property at the beach access at Park A venue, but did not replace the trees. P ine A venue residents raised more than $4,000 to have native trees planted to replace the pines, she said. Board members agreed to discuss the issue at a future meeting.Bradenton Beach honors work of MTI studentsBy Mark Young Islander Reporter Bradenton Beach commissioners welcomed students and staff of Manatee T echnical Institutes car pentry program to their June 7 meeting to recognize the school for its contribution in providing two trolley shelters to the city. P ublic works director T om Woodard displayed the plaques that will be installed on the two shelters completed in March by the students. T he plaques express the citys appreciation for the students of the MTI carpentry class for their time and energy to the project, said Woodard. MTI is at 5603 34th St. W., Bradenton. We would like to thank you all for your time and efforts, said M ayor John Shaughnessy. You all did a darn good job and Bradenton Beach really appreciates it. On hand to be recognized were MTI students Kyle Shahan and A bdiel Vicente, as well as MTI carpentry instructor Barry King and MTI assistant director Linda Agresta. T his was a real good learning experience for the students, said King. Its a goal of the program to have students get to apply their skills to an organization like yourself for the good of the community. Agresta credited King for being a role model to his students. A lot of credit to goes to M r. King, she said. T hey couldnt do this without his leadership at MTI Hes a real mentor to his students. Both Shahan and Vicente are accomplished students and part of a competitive program that matches their carpentry skills with other students. King said Shahan is a state champion cabinetmaker and will be competing in the national competition, while Vicente reached the regional competition in cabinetmaking. A lso in city business, commissioners, at the request to install T ree City USA signs at the citys two gateways. Gilbert said staff has not had an opportunity to ensure the signs could be installed at those locations. T he request kind of caught us by surprise, said G ilbert. We would like a consensus to take a look at the existing gateway signs to see if they can be placed location. C ommissioners approved and moved the agenda item to their July 5 meeting. C ommissioners also approved a temporary use permit to place a construction trailer at the G ulf D rive C afe and T iki, 900 G ulf D rive N ., to facilitate an ongoing construction project to expand the restaurant and build a gift shop. Gilbert said it was a routine request for larger construction projects and the citys land development code states that commissioners are authorized to set the time limit. They were asking for Aug. 23, but since this is the summer rainy season, to be safe, I would suggest you set is issued, he said. Before voting, C ommissioner R ic G atehouse wanted to add a stipulation to ensure the trailer would not contain hazardous materials, gasoline or diesel fuels. C ommissioner G ay Breuler motioned to approve the temporary use permit with G atehouses stipulation. Gatehouse seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

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10 JUNE 13, 2012 THE ISLANDER StreetlifeIsland police blotterAnna Maria DUI A 36-year-old A nna M aria man was arrested for driving while intoxicated. A ccording to a M anatee C ounty 306A N. Shore Drive, at approximately 1 a.m. when the deputy spotted Williams driving a vehicle without headlights. T he report states that Williams repeatedly admitted he was buzzed, but not drunk. Williams allegedly failed cause for arrest. A ccording to the report, Williams also refused to submit to a Breathalyzer test. Williams was booked into the Manatee County jail and scheduled for a July 9 arraignment. boats broke loose from their anchors and eventually washed onshore at the listed address. T he boat owner was contacted and arrived to claim his property. MC S O deputy responded to a noise complaint at Siam Garden Resort. Upon arriving, the deputy heard a large group talking at the pool. A man from the group told the deputy the citys noise ordinance had not been related to them by the resort manager. T he deputy explained the ordinance and the group moved inside. theft. A woman reported someone stole her wallet while she was at the beach. Her grandson called the sheriffs A man reported someone stole a blue-and-white bicycle from his garage. According to the report, a second bike was laying in the driveway as though the suspect had attempted to steal it, as well. T he second bike was secured Police Department sent out a request to a MCSO deputy in regard to a missing 6-year-old boy. While beginning his search, the deputy received a call from a woman who Suspected Arizona gang member extraditedBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter An Arizona man stopped by a Manatee County Sher over-loaded vehicle has been extradited to A rizona where he is wanted for human smuggling, attempted money laundering and possession of narcotics. MCSO deputy Matt Kiernan stopped Rafael Her nandez, 32, in the 9200 block of G ulf D rive, after he observed Hernandez driving an overloaded truck. Hernandez was reportedly working for an I sland construction company at the time, but his employment was not reported by law enforcement. When Kiernan checked Hernandezs name in the MCSO computer, he found outstanding A rizona warrants and arrested Hernandez. The Arizona war immigrant from Mexico and a suspected gang member. Sgt. Dave T urner of the Manatee County Sher information he had was that Hernandez was extradited to Phoenix, where he could stand trial or be deported to Mexico. E fforts to reach prosecutors in M aricopa C ounty ( P hoenix), A riz., to determine Hernandezs fate were unsuccessful. According to a U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service spokesperson in Washington, D.C., anyone who employs an illegal immigrant could face criminal charges. T he spokesperson said the IN S has hundreds of cases of illegal employment pending in federal courts around the country. Hernandez had found a lost boy. T he deputy reported the boy was thirsty, but otherwise in good health. HB PD arrived to return the boy to his parents. door to a garage had been pried open. The suspect appar ently entered the residents vehicle and stole the garage door opener. Nothing else was reported missing. Bradenton Beach police are seeking the whereabouts of an 18-year-old Lakeland man for questioning in a felony cruelty to an animal case at C oquina Beach. P olice say by a lifeguard, who witnessed F ulbright catch, shake and then throw a seagull. F ulbright left the area before police ton. E rin Wright, 401 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach, was detained on $2,000 bond and, as of press time, remained in the M anatee C ounty jail. A F lorida Highway P atrol trooper responded to the accident where the other driver was cited for being at fault. However, when the trooper ran Wrights name through the system, he discovered pended license. male wandering aimlessly, according to the report. T he tify himself while becoming increasingly aggressive. T he report states the man attempted to pull away from the yelling and kicking at the door, and shouting insults at was under arrest. family arrived to Cortez Beach and placed their wallets and cell phones in the trunk of their vehicle. Upon their return, the items were missing. P olice investigated the incident and found no forced entry point. woman were attempting to get their boat on a trailer at the C oquina Beach boat ramp, while another male waited and the man waiting became impatient, threatening to hit the other man in the head with a crowbar. The reporting couple stated the man did pull something black from his vehicle, and at one point approached them, but then left the area. cle theft. T he complainant at Wood, D ock & Seawall reported someone stole a pontoon boat being stored on the property. T he complainant told a MC S O deputy he had bought the boat years ago from a neighbor, but had never registered it because he had no intention of taking it on the water. tery. A woman reported her husband had pushed her into a barbecue grill during an argument. T he woman went inside the home with the intention of taking the couples young child and leaving. T he report states the man physi cally picked her up, carried her out the door and put her down outside. She did not want to press charges, however police contacted the husband and arrested him on misde meanor battery charges. June 3, 2900 block of Gulf Drive, domestic battery. A 24-year-old Bradenton Beach woman was arrested on misdemeanor domestic battery charges following an argument with her ex-boyfriend. A ccording to the report, the man and woman were at the same party when an argument erupted over the mans current girlfriend. The Holmes Beach man arrested for burglaryBy Mark Young Islander Reporter A 24-year-old Holmes Beach man faces a felony burglary charge after attempting to steal a bunch of game tokens from a vehicle, according to a probDepartment. E rik Hall, 510 67th St., Holmes Beach, was arrested at the location of the alleged crime at 4109 G ulf D rive, Holmes Beach. A ccording to the report, a witness observed Hall get into the vehicle where police say Hall began to steal the game tokens. T he witness confronted and detained Hall until police arrived. A ccording to the report, Hall admitted his actions. F ollowing his arrest, police discovered a small amount of marijuana inside a prescription pill bottle on Halls person and he also was charged for misdemeanor possession of marijuana. Hall was booked into the M anatee C ounty jail on the felony burglary charge and held on $5,000 bond. He was scheduled for a July 6 arraignment. Hall HBPD promotes Hall Holmes Beach P olice D epartment D etective Brian Hall has been promoted to detective sergeant. The department announced his promotion June 5. was promoted to detective in August 2011. He graduated from the police academy of the Mana tee C ounty Vocational T echnical I nstitute in 1998, and Hall said he is happy and surprised by his promotion, and looks forward to adding the supervisory duties as sergeant to his major responsibility of criminal investigations. Hall also is a member of the Holmes Beach P olice the year in 2010. Roadwatch, June 13-20 T he east and west-bound lanes of the C ortez Bridge tently closed 9 p.m.-5 a.m. Wednesday, June 13-14, while the Florida Department of T ransportation conducts routine bridge maintenance, a DOT press release said. a.m. T hursday, June 14, on the Longboat P ass Bridge ducts routine maintenance, the release also said. The Manatee County Utilities Department is continuing installation of sewer lines on North Shore Drive, A nna M aria, and the project is expected to last several months, according to MCUD. D rainage improvements along M arina D rive in Holmes Beach are continuing this week in the 60th Street-Marina Drive area. Island watch T o report information on a felony crime, call Manatee County Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS. T o report information on an I sland crime, call the tion, 941-708-8899; Bradenton Beach police, 941-7786311; Holmes Beach police, 941-708-5807.

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T he man arrived home and stereo had been tossed to the ground, a handmade had been thrown to the ground. T he man walked out side and saw his ex-girlfriend walking up the driveway, at which time she allegedly assaulted him by punching him, which resulted in a cut lip and a cut over his left eye. A ccording to police, the woman admitted causing an estimated $1,900 in damages to the mans property, who did not want to press charges for the burglary and criminal mischief. However, she was arrested on the misdemeanor domestic battery charge. P olice say the man was intoxicated at the time of the attack. reported $1,200 stolen from his wallet while it was stored on his boat. T he man told police his daughter had invited friends onto the boat for an excursion, and at some point the money went missing. Vacationers reported an intoxicated friend had wandered away from where they were staying, and were concerned the report, the man had been missing for four hours. An did not locate the missing man. T he complainant was advised to call police if the man did not return by mornman would show up, when he was sober. person. P olice received a call in regards to a man, who was seen peering into residences as he made his way toward the direction of Anna Maria Elementary School. initiated a lockdown. A fter a search of the school grounds, no one was located and the lockdown was lifted. complainant called police following an argument with her husband. A ccording to the report, the man became angry when his wife didnt help him carry in luggage from a trip from which the couple just returned. T he woman told police she was feeding the couples 1-month-old baby at the time. The man reportedly swatted her on the buttocks. A t that point, she called police. She told police he gets angry all the time for no good reason. T he husband had left the area before police arrived. She did not want he gets home. to a group drinking on the beach and throwing glass bottles into the water. Police made contact with a group of people, who were drinking, but denied throwing the bottles. They were advised the city does not allow alco hol on the beach, and the remainder of their alcohol was removed. men attempted to buy alcohol at Jessies I sland Store B P ager refused to sell the alcohol. The three men stormed out and used explicit language toward the manager and tacted and the three men were issued a trespass warning. security guard at a nearby condominium called police to report an argument between a male and group of juve niles. The man was standing in a parking space, and the juveniles attempted to pull into the space. An argument ensued and, according to police, the man reported his family had just parked there, but had forgot ice. O ne family member left to get ice while he was saving the parking space. A 16-year-old juvenile told police the man said he was going to put him a trash can. T he man reported it was the juveniles who were yelling at him. T wo nearby property owners reported the man had stood on their property to get out of the sun and wanted police to issue a trespass warning. reported she had arrived home from work in the morning and, when she awakened, her purse was missing. T he complainant told police her daughter had a male over night guest, who has a known drug problem. She reported $500 in cash and a Blackberry phone were in the purse when it was stolen. enforcement was unable to locate the suspects. at the end of her dock. I n the morning they were gone. She valued the nets at $270. vehicle. A man reported $2,480 in cash had been stolen from his truck, which had been parked outside his rental house. T he complainant told police he could not swear that he locked his vehicle, and there were no signs of forced entry. P olice observed nothing out of the ordinary and nothing else was removed from the vehicle, including a loaded handgun. T he man told police he had gone to was closed. He decided to leave the money in the center console, believing his vehicle to be safe.

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12 JUNE 13, 2012 THE ISLANDER Island happenings Look for SALES on the sidewalk with the birds and inside the store! S A L E A A L L Free popcorn! on Selected Items (intersection of gulf and marina) If you havent heard about the AT THE BEACH Come see whats new, were always adding fabulous items & treasures to our store! 12TH & EAST HOME AT THE BEACH 5416 MARINA DRIVE HOLMES BEACH, FLORIDA 34217 941.778.7440 12THANDEASTHOME.COMstop in and get the scoop!3RD THURSDAY PARTY IN THE PLAZA ANTIQUES GI FTS CAND L E S LOCALLY MADE TREASURES Saturday, June 16 5-9 p.m. Bridge Street Night Market, Bridge Street, BraSunday, June 17 1:40 p.m. To Inform Families First, Tampa Bay Rays Fathers Day game fundraiser, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. phy exhibit, Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. lery of the Manatee County Cultural Alliance, 926 12th St. W., ings at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton 941-778-1908. in the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. 215-906-0668. Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Informeets at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, culinary fundraiser, Harrys Continental Kitchens, Harrys Gourmet Deli and Take-Out, 5600 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat St. Armands Key, Longboat Key Invitational, Longboat Key Club Islandside Golf Tournament, 301 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach, to Bayfront Park, Anna Maria, and 2012 Scholarship Award Ceremony, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. July Fourth cleanup, Pine Avenue General Store, 307 Pine Ave., merce Lucky 13 Golf Outing for Scholarships, Bradenton Country 941-224-1337 or 941-284-2523. and a contact via e-mail and phone. 2 pm June 17 Fathers Day Cruise from BradentonDads FREE 6:30-8:30 pm June 22 Beer Tasting Sail from Twin Dolphin/BradentonFree Beer! 7-10 pm July 2Mar Vista Fireworks & AMI Sunset Circumnavigation from Holmes Beach 7-10 pm July 3Beachhouse Fireworks & Sunset Cruise from Holmes Beach 7-10 pm July 4Manatee River Sunset & Bradenton Fireworks Cruise from Twin Dolphin 941-780-8010www.islandpearlexcursions.com Available for private charters and excursions for up to 49 guests Holmes Beach condo wins third SBEP grant Bay-friendly landscaping projects continue residents, including Holmes Beach, landscaping. The association has to continue their improvements. By Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter Sunbow Bay condominiums of Holmes Beach is one of eight winners in the 2012 Bay Partners Grant Program A third-time Sarasota Bay Estuary Program grant winner, Sunbow Bay received a $2,500 award for a project that will begin in November, according to Denise Elliott, spearhead of the associations grant applications and native landscaping efforts. Its pretty exciting, Elliott said of the grant award, adding she is already planning next years application, including a lagoon walk to show off permeable pavers. With its grant this year, Elliott says, Sunbow Bay will install a shell path, remove a philodendron and other nonnative plants and turf grass, and add native salt-tolerant humming birds and bees; native grasses and Palmetto palms to provide a habitat for small animals; peanut plants to attract bees; and cocoplums to provide berries for birds. After two years in the SBEP partner program, the association hosted a March open house to show off the attended, including some residents of other Holmes Beach condos who expressed interest in following Sunbows lead, according to Elliott. Im happy to come to talk to any condominium association and encourage them to join us as bay partners, she said. The other SBEP winners were the city of Sarasota, Florida House, Founders Garden of Sarasota, Natures Academy and Mote Marine Laboratory. The winning projects include a pervious paver demonstration, biotrash cleanup, removal of invasive plants and new signs promoting education about the bay. Funding for the program comes from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to Sara Kane, the SBEP public outreach coordinator. As in prior years, the SBEP awarded a maximum of $3,000 per organization. Grant funds are disbursed on project completion, she said. Sarasota Bay is one of 28 estuaries of national sigernmental partnership, and one of four national estuary programs in Florida. SBEP has awarded more than $213,000 to support 109 grant requests since 2003. For more information, call Kane at 941-955-8085, or Elliott at 517-651-5307.

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 13, 2012 13 941-778-2711 CommercialPHOTOGRAPHYReal Estate Aerial Studio Product Interior Architectural Stock Pictures Web Printing Post Cards Brochures Headshots .com315 58th St Holmes Beach, FL 34217 Island happenings 5311 gulf drive holmes beach941.778.5400 acquaaveda.com hair skin nails massagefeel beautiful today 50% OFF All Citizen watches in stock. 8102 CORTEZ RD. W. SALE $225 Reg. $450GREAT GIFTS FOR FATHERS DAY JUNE 17! Eco drive perpetual calendar alarm WR100m AMICC offers dance opportunities A free trial offer might be just the thing to get your feet moving, heart pumping and face smiling. A trial session of adult swing dance classes will be Charmaine Ristow at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. A visiting dance professional from Madison, Wis., center and AMI Fitness, 5364 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, in the fall. Its just like walking to music, she said, describing the classes. We want to emphasize its not ballroom dancing, but well be using steps from the waltz, cha-cha, polka and schottische teaching the basics. She described it as part aerobic, part cool down and part stretching. Its also for all people, even those who enjoy music and just want to tap their feet, as well as those with special needs, so even people in wheelchairs can join in, Ristow said. Its fun music. Its going to be a lot of Frank Sinatra and Duke Ellington, she said. She emphasized the classes will boost metabolism, improve heart rate and contribute to overall good health. No partner or dance experience is necessary and walk-ins are welcome. Regular classes will start at the center in October. For more information, call Sandee Pruett at 941-7781908, ext. 0. Start-up orchestra seeks musicians, fundingRotary honors MHS scholarBrenda Rodriguez-Gallo, a graduating senior from Manatee High School, won a $1,000 Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island scholarship named in honor of the late Nancy A. Dunne, who had been active in international, national and local arts and educational programs, including at Anna Maria Elementary School. Rodriguez-Gallo will study international business at the American University in Paris. She was selected in a competition conducted by the Manatee Branch of the American Association of University Women. Fluent in Spanish and English, Rodriguez-Gallo said and was surprised to be accepted in this years incoming class, according to Rotarian Jim Dunne. Rodriguez-Gallo is completing a basic course in French for her baccalaureate degree. Rodriguez-Gallo will be presented with her scholarship check at the Island Rotary Club meeting July 17 where she will talk about her upcoming studies in Paris. Reo at his Holmes Beach studio about starting up holding an open June 14, at the Sandpiper Resort clubhouse, 2601 Bradenton Beach. Islander Photo: By Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter All intermediate to advanced musicians and their woodwind, string, brass or chord instruments are being called to become part of AMI Generations Orchestra. The new Anna Maria Island orchestra is being organized by local entertainer, songwriter and music educator Koko Ray Hansen. Hes inviting musicians who play orchestra instruand others to come to an open call noon Thursday, June 14, at the Sandpiper Resort clubhouse, 2601 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Hansen performs solo and with a group as Koko Ray. His instrument is the saxophone, but he teaches young musically inclined students in piano, guitar, His students are eager to compliment their teachers abilities. Hes really talented, said guitar-student Kamron Reo, age 9, of Bradenton Beach. Sidney Weiss, 15, of Bradenton, agreed, saying Hansens ability to play and teach multiple musical instruments is amazing. She says shes become noticeably better on the alto saxophone since taking lessons with Hansen. Besides playing and teaching music, Hansen is a licensed music publisher, and is currently producing a new jazz album. Following the open call, he said, for those who join the orchestra, there will be a $30 registration fee and rehearsal dues to offset the cost of the hall, sheet music and supplies. Hansen is hoping 20-25 musicians will answer his call and begin summer rehearsals followed by a Labor Day performance at one of the local churches, as well as future holiday performances. Were looking for sponsors and donations, he said. While hell be asking musicians to bring their own music stands, Hansen said, it might be nice if someone donated stands for everyone. For more information, call Hansen at 941-5388724. Click! The Islander welcomes stories about Islanders, photographs and notices of the milestones in readers lives weddings, anniversaries, travels and other events. Send your news with detailed captions and contact information to news@ islander.org or 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.

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14 JUNE 13, 2012 THE ISLANDER Gloria Dei Lutheran ChurchPastor Rosemary W. Backer All are welcome! Saturday 5 pm Song Service Traditional Worship Sunday Church School Vacation Bible School LIFE AUTO HOME BOAT BUSINESS TAX AND ACCOUNTING SERVICES BEN AND KAREN COOPER We are accepting new clients for our Tax and Accounting practice We prepare income taxes and handle all phases of accounting. Bank Reconciliations Preparing Financials Calculating Payrolls Homeowners Associations Individual and Corporate Tax Returns WE WANT TO BE YOUR ACCOUNTANT941-795-7048 Ofce 941-795-4878 Fax 941-713-9190 Cell benacooper@aol.com WELLNESS SCREENING PACKAGE HEART SCORE The Original .com941-778-2711 Visit www.islander.org to order your plank on the Anna Maria City Pier.Island cities, Sandpiper mum on 27th Street lawsuitBy Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter The border dispute between Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach over 27th Street has almost nobody talking, but nonetheless, its become an all-Island affair. asking the 12th Judicial Circuit Court to void Bradenton Beachs 2008 quitclaim deed to Sandpiper Resort Co-op Inc. and declare the street which runs east of Gulf Drive to Sarasota Bay on the north side of the Sandpiper a public right of way. Holmes Beach also is asking the court to order the Sandpiper to remove the gates and private property signs from the fence along the boundary of the resort and 27th Street, and also remove a portion of the fence to provide access from an adjoining alley to 27th Street. The court assigned Judge Diane L. Moreland to the case. Attorneys for the two cities agreed June 1 to extend the time allowed for Bradenton Beach to respond to the complaint. A stipulation, signed by the respective city answer or other response. Portions of the platted street have been used for Sandpiper parking as well as public utilities, but is otherwise unimproved. Some of the Sandpipers mobile home residences also reportedly encroach on the platted street. nity of some 120 shareholders, said, We cant actually comment because its in legal hands right now. lawsuit, and that the co-op has retained Chuck Webb, local attorney and Anna Maria city commissioner. year term as commissioner. He also was Sandpipers attorney in 2008 when the city of Bradenton Beach quitclaimed the 27th Street property. At presstime for The Islander, Webb had not returned a call for comment on the suit. Bradenton Beach Mayor John Shaughnessy a Sandpiper resident and Sandpiper association president Doug LeFevre also have not returned calls seeking cials, Sandpiper resident Carol Wallace did not shy from comment on the litigation last week. She said, Most of us think its a waste of time. Weve had three attorneys advising us its a very narrow issue. Commissioner John Monettis concerns about his rental property adjacent to 27th Street in Holmes Beach, according to Wallace. And, she said, he has the ear of Mayor Rich Bohnenberger. Its a waste of taxpayers money in Holmes Beach, will prevail in court, and believes Sandpiper and Bradenton Beach will look to recoup their attorneys fees from the city of Holmes Beach. While Monetti did not return calls for comment last week, in a recent letter to the editor, he denied any perbetween those residents of Holmes Beach who wish to continue to use 27th Street, just as they have during the past 60 years, and the Sandpiper, which appears to have taken the street as their own private property. The dispute first arose in December 2008 when the impending quitclaim deed and an ordinance in support of the conveyance. While Holmes Beach commissioners dropped the matter shortly after city attorney Patricia Petruff sent a letter of objection to Bradenton Beach, the issue arose again last summer when the Sandpiper erected a fence, installed gates and posted no trespass signs along the border. resolution process required before one municipality sues one another. During the process, Bradenton Beach representatives maintained Holmes Beach had no standing in the matter, as Shaughnessy pointed out no part of the subject property is within the jurisdiction of Holmes Beach. after the two governmental entities could not resolve their issues. The state-mandated process, however, did not compel the Sandpiper to participate, which was central to a resolution. In March, private settlement discussions reportedly occurred between the city of Holmes Beach and SandSandpiper did not respond by starting the process to quitclaim a portion of 27th Street back to Bradenton Beach within two weeks. In April, Holmes Beach Commission Chair David Zaccagnino reported to the commissioners that a settlement was unlikely. Sandpiper representatives said a written offer from Holmes Beach was requested of Zaccagnino, but was never received. Dredge yes, project no Holmes Beach at this time. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

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Marilyn Johnson6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key 941-383-6491 www.islandchapel.com SERMON: WHAT THE FATHER DIDNT SAY Looking for the perfect outing? Look no further need a good laugh? visit the emerson quillin signature store. humor, art, gifts Anna Maria homeowner, building of cial disagreeAnna Maria code room house at 804 Anna Maria, a the house revealed bedrooms on the ground level. The house is being rooms. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Developer Shawn Kaleta, a resident of Anna Maria with a construction business in Holmes Beach, has been sent a letter by the code enforcement department that the house he owns at 804 N. Shore Drive is not in compliance with city codes because there are bedrooms on the ground inspecting pool construction that was permitted at the site by the city. He said he observed the bedrooms by looking Because the house was built after 1974, when the city adopted an ordinance what Welch called post of any new construction be used only as a garage or storage, the bedrooms dont comply with code, Welch said. Kaleta, however, said he bought the house furnished When Bob makes his inspection, hell see there are no bedrooms downstairs. Its just a mistake, Kaleta said. He said he was not present when Welch performed the pool inspection. The citys letter to Kaleta gives him 30 days to bring the house into compliance or face a citation, which requires a hearing before the special magistrate. Kaleta said the issue will be cleared up as soon as The property was advertised in February as a fourbedroom, single-family home for $1.1 million when Kaleta purchased the property. The house is now listed on the website amibeachesrealestate.com as an eight-bedroom home for $2.2 million. In examining the original architectural drawings for the home, Welch determined the house was built with four bedrooms, a study, nursery and den. The ground year when a number of residents spoke publicly against his conversion of older duplexes to more modern, threestory vacation rental properties, which they claim have too many bedrooms and accommodate too many guests, leading to parking, noise and trash problems. codes or ordinances. His construction work was performed in the Residential-2 zone, which allows duplex construction. Residents complained about vacation rentals that could accommodate more than one family at one time. Kaleta said he was only building what buyers wanted for their property. Neither Anna Maria nor Holmes Beach has any limit on the number of bedrooms for a single-family home. City attorney Jim Dye has said the city cannot legislate how many bedrooms are allowed at a single-family home, provided construction and the structure meet all other building and land-development regulations. Center meeting room named for KellyBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Anna Maria Island Community Center executive board members at their June 4 meeting unanimously agreed to rename their meeting room the Pierrette Kelly Conference Room, in honor of outgoing center director Pierrette Kelly. Kelly announced two weeks ago she was resigning from her position after 22 years of service. Her to stay longer if a replacement has not yet been found. With employee Scott Dell and board member Monica Simpson excused because they are among the 46 applicants for the position, board members discussed what guidelines they want to give the selection committee when it shortlists the applicants. Many board members, including Teitelbaum and board chair Greg Ross, believe fund raising has become so important to the center the past few years, it took away much of Kellys time for her duties as director and manager. The main focus of the director should be management and operations, board members agreed. The board will consider creating a new position for a fundraising director. The board agreed the new director should have outstanding operational and management skills, yet be able to communicate with donors and establish the inter-personal relationships Kelly managed so well, Teitelbaum said. Recommendations by the review committee will be presented to the board this month. The board ultimately will have the decision on hiring the new executive director.

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16 JUNE 13, 2012 THE ISLANDER WWII veterans take off for Washington tourD-Day brings emotions to World War II glider pilot West Bradenton resident Herb M uncy has plenty of anniversary of D-Day, the Allied invasion of occupied Europe in World War II. M uncy was a glider pilot for the 62nd T roop C arrier G roup in E ngland, but didnt command his glider on D D ay because he was on sick leave and had his tonsils removed. I got dropped from the roster because of the tonsils. Had I known the invasion was in the next few days, I would have waited on the tonsils, he recalled. Whether he would have been one of the lucky pilots What he does know is that he always wanted to A ir C orps in his hometown of Huntington, W. Va., to become an airplane mechanic. It was a step in the right direction. They werent looking for pilots then. But when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, everything quickly changed. Shortly after Dec. 7, 1941, the Army Air Corps put out a call for glider pilot volunteers and M uncy was one T he British had gliders and (British P rime M inister Winston) C hurchill had convinced P resident F ranklin Roosevelt to get gliders for airborne operations. Muncy said there were no gliders, instructors, training manuals, no nothing at the start of the war, so train ing was delayed until all the necessary equipment was ready. I n July 1943, he was ordered to Lubbock, T exas, where he became an aviation cadet. One thing I remember is how hot it was in T exas. How did we ever get along without air conditioners in those days? he asked. I n addition to glider training, cadets had a strenuous physical training program and a lot of night study. We spent three months training and we always thought you knew what you were doing, the G ooneybird (air force slang for a C -47, the military version of the DC-3) took you up by yourself, let you loose from the tow rope and you soloed. That was a big day for everybody, Muncy remembered. He trained on a Waco CG -4 A a 15-passenger glider made of wood and fabric, the glider used by the air corps for combat. A lthough gliding sounds easy, it isnt, Muncy recalled. the wind, how to go up and down, gain or lose speed, how to circle, read the navigation and wind instruments and, most of all, you had to know how to land the bird without cracking up, he said. M uncy said he lost a few friends in training, mostly because of faulty landings. as it towed a glider aloft. right seat as much as I could, Muncy said. He logged about 500 bootleg hours in the C -47 and could easily have transferred to multi-engine pilot training. A lthough he missed the D D ay landing, M uncy piloted a Waco during O peration M arketG arden in September 1944. This was the Allied plan to seize a bridge over the Rhein River at Arnhem, Netherlands, giving the Allies a direct route into northern Germany. But M arketG arden failed to capture the bridge, and the air force generals in E ngland ordered the usable Wacos on the ground towed to an A llied base in F rance, Muncy said. lage, and hook your towline, stretched between two poles, and snatch you up in the air. I saw one glider pilot lose an eye when his tow rope snapped. F ollowing M arketG arden, the 62nd trained in P oix, France, for Operation Varsity, the largest and last air borne drop of the war. Varsity began M arch 25, 1945, and was designed to put 20,000 paratroopers and 1,300 gliders across the Rhein to seize German strongholds. But smokescreens used to hide the paratroopWorld War II glider time to head up in the skies, sometimes in a glider or a single-engine airplane, the U.S. Air Force By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter World War II veterans and I sland residents Jim F inn and Dick Rowse traveled June 9 with Honor Flight as guests of the Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island. T he national Honor F light program provides a WW II veteran with a free day trip to Washington, D C ., to view the WW II M onument, the T omb of the Unknown Soldier, and other national memorials to veterans in the D.C.-Arlington area. F inn and R owse left from Holmes Beach C ity Hall to F ort M yers I nternational A irport for their charter escort. Finn, who served in the Marine Corps, was proG reatest G eneration column in February. He said before the Honor Flight his greatest dream was to visit the Washington, D.C., Iwo Jima M emorial. was in the invasions of T arawa, Saipan-T inian and Okinawa. Veterans accepted for Honor Flight pay no airfare and are accompanied by a volunteer-guardian who pays his or her own way, said Island Rotary member Barry Gould. T he June 9 Honor F light was at capacity, but G ould said Rotary district headquarters is looking to organize another Honor Flight later this summer. 2005 as a way to honor WW II veterans by giving them and view the monuments a grateful nation erected to remember the estimated 18 million men and women who served in the armed forces in WWII. According to the Honor Flight website more than 80,000 WWII veterans have participated in the program. and Vietnam veterans in the near future. F or more information about Honor F light, call On Floridas west coast, Honor Flight has two repfor veterans to make the trip. Don Vecoli can be reached at 941-889-8119, while Fred Olson is at 941-896-6576. U.S. Marine Corps in World War II. Finn traveled Maria Islander. Finn then and now CONTINUED, NEXT PAGE Islander Jim Finn, right, visits the World War II memorial in Michael Proctor, the Washington area. Michael Honor Flight to Washington veterans to visit the memorial and other veteran tributes.

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 13, 2012 17 AR T AND COLLECTIBLESAll proceeds c Thomas 531 hadjacent to the Anna Maria Island Ar t League941 -320-1 786 Community Community Community Community Community Community Community Community Community Thrift ShopBradentons Original Thrift and Consignment Shop5704 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton Large selection of Home Decor, Furniture, Collectibles, Fine Jewelry, Clothes for the whole family! Books and more! Accepting quality consignments. Call 792-2253Readers Choice 2008 Best Consignment Store 5704 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton Readers Choice 2008 Best Consignment Store Mon-Fri 10-4 Sat 10-2 S ummertime and the livin is easy so it must be time to jump in the convertible and cruise to some of these stores for fresh, fun and unique wearables and collectibles that you wont see repeated anywhere. It always feels good to shop local and buy local. So stop in and get shopping! is thriving in the Centre Shops on Longboat Key. Shes excited about her center location and shes got great new selections. Make sure you Mexico Drive. features more than 50 quality dealers offering vintage toys, furniture, collectible glass and everything antique. This Ellenton hot spot is one of the areas top stops, and we always enjoy our stroll among the unique offerings. Rosie is on her way back from vacation with new fab stuff. Next up, Nancy takes off for vacation and she promises to return with a HUGE load of goodies. So come in all through the month for fun, fun, fun. s Pine Avenue store is a must do. What better way to remember paradise found than the unique and beautiful Anna Maria Island Pearl Pendant, handcrafted by Laura Shely and only available at Tide and Moon? What a Find! is a fabulous quality consignment looking for. With more than 1,000 consignors and many daily appointments, the content in the shop is constantly changing. Check it out. Youll soon be saying Wow, What a Find! is closed until Aug. 12, and you must mark your calendars for the store reopening. Theyll have all sorts of new, fun merchandise for you to peruse and it will be worth the wait. in Holmes Beach is truly unique. You when you shop at Giving Back, you get awesome deals and proceeds go to local charities. Happy sunny days and happy shopping... R etro R osie Historic East Manatee Antiques District SHOPS OPEN TUE-SA T 10-4V intage Clothes for All Occasions Beautiful W edding Gowns and Accessories V intage, Cottage and Romantic Country Style. New addition! Vi ntage holiday and Christmas Department 817 Manatee Av e. E. 941-708-0913CobwebsAntiques and Mor e Tiki & Kittys Adventures in Shopping Antiques, Art-Tiques and Chic Boutiques! What a Find! THRIFT AND CONSIGNMENTS Quality clothing, purses & accessories, furniture, kitchenwares and old Florida-style decor. What a nd! Steffs Stuff Antiques & Treasures LCBUY~SELL~CONSIGNMENT941.383.1901rive Unit 101 L Jewelry Tide and Moon 20% OFF ANY ONE ITEM and the other glider pilots, he said. I couldnt see the ground. He said he was starting to sweat about making a blind landing when through the haze he caught sight of a small farm. Circling tightly, Muncy kept the farm out a landing pattern. He made what pilots call a pancake landing, ensuring that the wing tip did not hit the ground as he circled down for landing. His glider was torn apart when it struck some apple trees, but nobody was injured in the landing. The glider immediately came under heavy fire from the Germans. The nose of the glider was ripped apart and the window was shot out. Muncy dove to the orderlies on the glider and told them to run like hell for friendly lines. To this day I cant believe I didnt get hit. Nobody on the glider even got a scratch. I got out quickly and made it to our guys. I was in shock by what I saw. So many guys had been blown away there was nothing left of some but bits and pieces. I was one of the lucky ones. I always After Operation Varsity, the airborne began planning for a drop on Berlin to seize the airport, but in late April 1945, Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, Supreme Allied Commander, canceled the drop and let the Russians take Berlin and saved American lives. the planned November 1945 invasion of Japan. Muncy remembered there werent a lot of happy pilots among the unit about that news, but the guys were great. The greatest group of friends I could ever have, he said. The only problem is there are only a few of us left. Then the Allies dropped the atomic bomb and the Japanese surrendered. The war was over. ing his discharge, Muncy went to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Engineering School in Daytona Beach. After graduating in 1950, he worked for Lockheed Aviation for 25 years, designing weapons systems for missiles. and decided this was the place for him and his family when he retired. Its the last good place left in Florida, he said. Married after the war to a woman from Kentucky, He is very proud that the 62nd Carrier Group is the only carrier group, squadron or unit still on active duty. I wasnt a hero. We left the heroes over there. My pal, Fred, was a hero. He was bleeding to death, but still made a perfect landing in Varsity. He could have been dead by the time the glider hit the ground. He was a true hero. Not a day goes by I dont think about him and the rest of the guys, especially the anniversary of D-Day. I dont regret one minute of my service, and Id do it all over again if I could be with the same group. They were the best friends a guy could ever have. eration.

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Islander Photo: Mark Young By Mark Young Islander Reporter With board resignations and a separation of responsi bility between the Manatee County-owned Florida Maritime M useum and F lorida I nstitute for Saltwater Heritage in C ortez, FI SH board members moved forward with regular business at their June 4 meeting. N ine FI SH board members of the 15 attended the June meeting at F ishermens Hall where it remained unclear just how many board members had resigned. M oates and FI SH vice president D eb I basfalean had resigned. FISH secretary Joe Kane reported to the board that I basfalean had rescinded her letter of resignation, but the June 4 meeting. Kane motioned for Bob P itt to be appointed to Moates term, which expires 2014. The board passed the motion with a unanimous vote of those present. FI SH president Kim M cVey said she would like to see Holmes Beach C ommissioner D avid Zaccagnino return to the board. He lost his seat at the March annual election meeting. But we need to wait to make sure who has resigned and who hasnt, said McVey. Zaccagnino had pledged to remain involved with FISH after losing his March bid to remain on the board, and he continues to attend the meetings. While the makeup of the FI SH board remained unclear, the separation between the county-owned F lorida Maritime Museum and FISH was clear to the board. A M ay 11 memorandum from M anatee C ounty C lerk of C ircuit C ourt R .B. C hips Shore declaring a separation of responsibility for museum staff was a topic on the I just wanted to make sure everyone saw it, said McVey. I n the memorandum, Shore called for an apology from the FI SH board for attacks on museum staff by FISH board members. appointed by the attitudes and actions of certain members of FI SH, Shore wrote. A handful of members, and you know who you are, were outright vicious and malicious to my staff and I will not tolerate it. Shore said if FISH has an issue with county staff, it should be brought to his attention. You do not deride them in a public meeting where they are outnumbered and defenseless, he wrote. I will not subject any of my staff to another FISH meeting nor will I meet with you until a formal apology has been given. You simply cannot treat any human being, especially those who try their best to help you, the way you did. Shore called the behavior an embarrassment to FI SH, and the entire C ortez community. I ts a shame to let those few taint the wonderful work you have done. FISH offered no further discussion on the letter, and no apology. When the museum managers report came up on the June 4 agenda, McVey said, I guess we wont be having those anymore. E ver since a January internal audit of the museum revealed the long-time partnership between the museum, FISH and the Cortez Village Historical Society was violating certain requirements set forth by the Florida Com munities T rust grant which funded the purchase of the 1912 Cortez schoolhouse that is now the museum the county has been working to establish a memorandum of understanding between the three entities. A t the heart of the audit, were fundraising techniques that were being shared between the three organizations, but according to the grant requirements, all fundraising on museum property must be retained by the museum. In the May 11 letter to FISH and CVHS, Shore said the memorandum of understanding would no longer be necessary, as the museum staff would focus solely on museum operations. A fter seeking legal advice, Shore wrote, We have been advised that we will not need a memorandum of understanding with either FI SH or C VHS. We simply have to set our rules and procedures for operation in writing or move forward. Therefore, there will be no MOU for you discuss or sign. FI SH treasurer Jane von Hahmann reported the boards annual budget was nearing completion, and asked for a June 13 budget meeting to hear requests for $15,000 in available capital improvement project funds. T he board also voted in favor of hiring a fulltime director for the T urner M aritime C hallenge, a program that teaches youths how to row a boat, sail traditional small craft and learn key nautical skills relevant to the heritage and traditions of Cortez. The board agreed to begin a search for a director to devote his or her attention full time to the program.

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 13, 2012 19 DAILY SPECIALS 5-CLOSEMONDAY: $5 Burger, $1.50 Bud Draft, $4 Captain Morgan & CokeTUESDAY: 50 Wings, $1.50 Drafts, $3 Blue WhalesWEDNESDAY: $3 Tacos, $3 Coronas. LADIES NIGHT: 2-for-1 Wells & $2 MargaritasTHURSDAY: $1.50 Draft, $5 Frozen DrinksSUNDAY 11:30-5 Think you make the best Bloody Mary on the planet? Who are we to argue... Build Your Own Bloody Mary $4 NEW Sidewalk Caf Seating Lunch, Dinner & Libations served 7 Days from 11:30 LIVE ENTERTAINMENT ~ NO COVER Come As You Are Casual Beach Attire Welcome HAPPY HOUR 11:30-5 Mon-Sat $1.87 Bud Light Bottles & $2.50 Wells SERVICE INDUSTRY SPECIALS MON-SAT, 9:30-CLOSE 2-FOR-1 DRAFT, WELL DRINKS & HOUSE WINE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT NEVER A COVER JUNE 12-18June 12 Marcus Lee 6-9 June 13 Ted Stevens / Smokin Joe 6-9 June 14 Jimi Banks 7-10 June 15 Jack Tamburine 7-10 June 16 Bodie Valdeze 1-4 Russ Adams Project 7-10 June 17 Kyle Shell 1-4 Ted Stevens 5-8 June 18 Mac McConnell 6-9 Downstairs at the Bridge Street Bistro on the roundabout! FISH still prepared to draw battle linesBy Mark Young Islander Reporter Members of the Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage the C ortez organization responsible for organizing festivals to raise money to maintain the 95-acre FI SH preserve drew new battle lines with the county-owned Florida Maritime Museum at their June 4 meeting. T he museum is operated by the M anatee C ounty Shore. T ensions have run high between the museum and FISH since an internal audit revealed more separation in how the organizations raise money was required between the two entities and the Cortez Village Historical Society. T he June meeting was noticeably absent of county and museum representatives, who typically attend FISH community. According to Shore, there will be no further county representation until FISH issues a formal apology to his staff members for the way they were treated at previous public meetings. Not only did FISH not offer an apology, they drew new battle lines over funds and property donated to the museum. A sticking point since the audit was released was more than $6,000 found in a cashbox at the museum following the departure of the former museum director. T he found money launched the audit, which revealed that the Florida Communities T rust grant which allowed the county to purchase the 1912 schoolhouse, now the museum, required all funds raised on museum grounds be retained by the museum. In the past, the three entities split donations made at the museum, and FISH has been conducting fundraisers on museum property. FI SH will continue to try and recover the $6,000 from the county. FI SH treasurer Jane von Hahmann said the county museum account now has almost $12,000 and that an agreement is the works for FISH to retrieve the $6,000, which FI SH claims was raised mostly through its boat T he county said they would split that with us that was my understanding, said von Hahmann. They said months ago they were looking to split those funds. Half stays at the museum and half comes back to FISH. T hat was before the latest falling out between the county and FISH and what Shore claims were personal attacks by FISH board members at recent public meetings. T hose attacks prompted Shores ultimatum that FI SH apologize or the county will cease involvement with the FISH board. meeting, but made no attempt to apologize to county staff, instead saying they would pursue the money, as well as a boat that was a donation to the museum, but claim it was meant for FISH. The boat was donated to the museum via a donation form, but FISH questioned the intention of donor. We need to deal with the museum and not the genFISH, and there is something about the donation documentation which was changed. FI SH board members agreed there was an inappro priate change to the museums donation form, which FI SH secretary Joe Kane said had been the same for years, but was recently changed. place? asked Kane. An answer came from several board members. The museum, they said in unison. FI SH president Kim M cVey authorized new board member Bob Pitt to contact the donor to see if he would be willing to document his intention of whether the boat was to go to the museum or to FISH.Island real estate transactionsBy Jesse Brisson Special to The Islander Snow for $1,149,000; list $1,149,000. 217 64th St., U nit B, C asa D el M are, Holmes Buchan to Weikert for $831,000; list $899,000. 5808 Gulf Drive, Unit 209, Waters Edge, Holmes Wilson to Edwards for $620,000; list $645,000. canalfront home built in 1920 on a 52x110 lot was $593,900. list $499,900. 510 Key R oyale D rive, Holmes Beach, a 1,441 McDrury for $425,000; list $449,000. 3806 Sixth A ve., U nit 3806, Villages at Holmes $429,000. 115 N. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a vacant 56x105 $335,000. 2601 Gulf Drive N., Unit 102, Sandpiper Resort Parsons to Koch for $225,000; list $249,000.

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NOT VALID WITH ANY OTHER COUPONS OR DISCOUNTS. EXPIRES JUNE 20, 2012 CHECK US OUT! Signs aimed at saving birds removed, permit requiredBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter You know the saying, No good deed shall go unpunished. An attempt at a good deed by Anna Maria resident Jean Bystrom and some of her friends has essentially been punished by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission because the actions were taken without a permit. Bystrom said she and her friends have observed over the past few years a number of birds, particularly pelicans, dying at a rookery on a spoil island in Bimini Bay by Galati Marine in Anna Maria, mostly because they Bystrom said two of her friends put up a sign on a post in the channel coming into Bimini Bay advising anglers of the danger to birds who become hooked or Dead birds result when hooked by anglers who Bystrom said. This leaves yards of line hanging from the birds. They then head to the rookery for the night and jump from branch to branch until settling in for the night, said Bystrom, who observes the rookery from her house across the bay. entangled in the yards and yards of line wrapped throughhorrible death by hanging, she said. When Bystrom would observe a live bird entangled in the trees, she would paddle over to the island in her kayak and work to free the bird. She wasnt always successful. Ive seen this happen over and over again. I myself have removed more than 10 birds in the past couple of years. I arrived in time to save some of the birds, but for most of them it was too late. She and her friends thought a sign warning anglers of the problem might help reduce the number of bird deaths and educate anglers about the plight of a hooked bird. They decided to put up a sign on a post in the water that also held other signs. land, however, all signs in Florida waterways under the control of the FWC need to be permitted. Its a navigational hazard issue, Morris said. You cant just put up a sign anywhere in the water. An FWC officer on patrol in the area recently observed the signs did not have an FWC permit and the to remove the offending signs, Morris said. They were removed two weeks ago, much to the dismay of Bystrom and her friends. She was sorry to learn that signs trying to help the birds and inform anglers of the birds plight needed a permit. I did not think anyone would take offense to something done to help the rookery. Government bureaucracy seems to get in the way of a lot, Bystrom said. Chris Galati of Galati Marine, 900 South Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, can see the rookery from the docks at the marina, and observed the MCSO boat removing the signs. He agreed with Bystrom, that public education about the rookery is needed and promised to help her obtain the necessary sign permits. Ive seen the dead birds and I understand the issue. Ill help her in any way I can to obtain a permit and inform the public of the problem, he said. The more help from more people, the better, Bystrom said. We need to remove lines from the trees when nesting season is over, remove the dead birds now hanging from lines that could entrap another bird, and just make sure there are no birds entangled that need to be rescued. She suggested people who want to help keep a contact list of wildlife rescue numbers on their cell phones and call when they observe an entangled bird, and attempt I just thought we were being good Samaritans when we put up the sign, Bystrom said. Morris said the FWCs Boating and Waterways Safety department in Tallahassee issues sign permits in Florida waterways. He agreed with Bystrom that government bureaucracy often gets in the way of a good deed, but without an established procedure for signs, bays, inlets, rivers and channels could easily be overrun with meaningless signs and advertisements. Morris said he thought Bystrom had a good idea to educate people and save birds from a cruel death, but he is not involved in the permit process.Animal rescue is nearby Telephone numbers of various agencies and people sion enforcement, 888-404-3922.

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 13, 2012 21 Community events The Islander welcomes notices of your events and projects on Anna Maria Island and encourages you to submit photographs on a regular basis. Send press releases and photos with detailed captions to news@islander.org or 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. Remember to include complete contact information. AUTHENTIC GERMAN BEER, FOOD, CAKES AND ATMOSPHERE! THE REAL GERMAN RESTAURANT ON FLORIDAS WEST COAST Old HamburgSchnitzelhaus FRI & SAT SPECIALOVEN-FRESH BAVARIAN HAXEN CALL AHEAD TO RESERVE 5 TRY OUR NEW BRUSCHETTA & WINE BAR! STROMBOLI, PIZZA & CALZONES! FULL-SERVICE DINNER Weddings, too! Sea turtle nesting by the numbers As of June 8, Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch New Summer Hours DAILY 11-6Closed Wed. & Sun. Island Fresh Market5604 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach941-567-6130 Cormorants sun on dead branches alongside a rookMarine, Anna Maria. A number the Island home, resident Jean a sign to advise Florida Fish and tion Commission permit. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin Anna Maria public works superintendent George McKay is still searching for a home for the estimated eight roosters and chickens someone dropped off one night in late May at the Anna Maria Island Historical Society grounds on Pine Avenue. The anonymous chicken donor left feed and instructions on how to handle the birds, but no information on how or why they were left on city property. McKay said hes had a number of possibilities for a new home, but none have come to fruition. In the meantime, the chickens and roosters continue to live in the park, although some nearby residents have complained they no longer need an alarm clock in the morning to wake up. Homeless chicks roost in Anna Maria brush

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 13, 2012 25 AM City Pier tides; Cortez high tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later Anna Maria Island Tides Date AM HIGH PM HIGH AM LOW PM LOW Moon AFFORDABLE FISHINGHOURLY RATES for 2-8 hour Backwater/Offshore Fishor Lets go exploring for Manatee/Dolphin Call Capt. Mark Marko Johnston d 941-704-9382 u PLEASE SEE FISHING, PAGE 26 Tour AMI & Cortez waters. Underwater adventures with snorkel and metal detectors. Learn about nature and check crab traps with a pro. Lets go island hopping!Pontoon AdventuresCall Capt. Charlotte, 941-243-2425 IN-HOUSE PROFESSIONAL ROD REPAIRISLAND DISCOUNT TACKLE5503 MARINA DRIVE at KEYES MARINA, HBOPEN DAILY 7AM 941-779-2838Major Credit Cards Accepted Visit us at www.IslandDiscountTackle.com Full moon enhances fishing opportunities Anna Maria, and son Brian keeper reds. By Capt. Danny Stasny Islander Reporter Settling into their summertime patterns, A nna M aria Whether offshore, nearshore or inshore, last weeks full moon tides proved prosperous in all venues. are making the 20-mile trip offshore to target these herring. A t these same depths, catch-and-release gag grouper action also remains strong. R ed grouper are in the mix as well, so leave some room in the cooler after you limit out on red snapper. M oving to the nearshore reefs, mangrove snapper are beginning to show. Live shiners and select shrimp will get you hooked up. And dont be surprised to hook into around the structure are producing the best results. C obia are patrolling nearshore structure, too. Look front of their nose and hang on tight. I nshore fishing for redfish, spotted seatrout and catch-and-release snook is proving prosperous. Live bait is producing the bite. You cant beat a live shiner freeO ther bait producing a bite includes live select shrimp A nd tarpon fishing around A nna M aria I sland is going strong. Both live and dead bait techniques are and move to the passes in the afternoon for the strong outgoing tides. Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier is seeing Spanusing small white jigs, such as speck rigs or crappie jigs, are catching Spanish mackerel in the 18-20 inch range. E arly in the morning has been good, says M alfese. But it seems the best time is during the strong tides when the bait is schooled up around the pier. bottom under the pier. Mangrove snapper are being caught using the same method as for black drum, although most are barely legal in size. Small shiners are producing the snapper bite, but M alfese feels we have a few weeks to wait before the larger snapper arrive. Jeff M edley at the south bait shop on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge F ishing P iers says for good action, target plugs or small white jigs are catching macks up to 22 greenbacks under a popping cork. Pompano still are being caught towards the beginning of the pier in shallower water. U sing Loves lures pompano jigs, pier anglers are catching good numbers of pompano with most being at least 11 inches to the fork of the tail. C obia were making a showing at the pier this past week. Usually in pairs, you can spot these brown bombpier. Medley suggests having a few hand-sized live pin30 pounds are being landed daily. targeting big catch-and-release snook in Sarasota Bay. Were catching decent numbers of snook, says Johnston. And most of the ones were catching are over 30 inches. Hes using live shiners around mangrove islands with although schools of reds are a little hard to come by, hes still managing to catch a few for dinner. The reds are a little scattered, says Johnston, but were picking up a few here and there. Last but not least, Johnston is having good results catching keeper-sized trout. Theres a lot of small trout, the dinner table. C apt. Warren G irle is targeting tarpon when winds and weather allow. Fish are ranging 80-120 pounds. For passes to get the bite. C obia are making an appearance just off the beaches this past week and Girle is capitalizing on this opportunity. We managed to catch two cobia in the 25-pound right up to the boat. I n Sarasota Bay, G irle is targeting spotted seatrout on or Berkley Gulp shrimp on a jig head. The average size of the trout this week was 16-18 inches with the biggest coming in at 22 inches. While targeting seatrout, G irle is hooking up with between trout catches. Jonny Keyes at I sland D iscount T ackle is hearing about good action occurring around the nearshore reefs just west of Anna Maria Island. Bottom species, includ caught on both live shrimp and shiners. Cobia are being sighted in these same areas, so be ready to pitch a bait at the occasional bomber. M oving offshore, Keyes reports good numbers of red snapper being caught in water depths of 120 feet. C atch-and-release gag grouper action remains strong from depths of 40-plus feet. R ed grouper are being caught

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26 JUNE 13, 2012 THE ISLANDER Obituaries FISHING CONTINUED FROM PAGE 25 FOR FREE HOME DELIVERY OF THE ISLANDER ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND* CALL 941-778-7978Sorry, we cannot deliver single copies to condominium units or mobile homes. Clara Franks C lara F ranks, 92, of Bradenton, died June 2. She was born in Bethlehem, P a., and raised in E lizabeth, N .J. She moved to Longboat Key in 1952. and started a business on the key, F ranks E lectric C enter. was one of the early air conditioning and heating companies in the area. T heir company did work for many of the hotels on Longboat Key, and also St. Bernard C atholic motels on the key, later known as Holiday Beach. She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church, serving several years as president of the Womens G uild. She helped start the church rummage sale program, and was the coordinator for more than 50 years. She was a religion teacher and in 1956 started teacha.m. Wednesday, June 6, at St. Bernard C atholic C hurch, 248 S. Harbor D rive, Holmes Beach. A guild luncheon will follow. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Bernard Church, 248 S. Harbor D rive, Holmes Beach F L 34217. Brown & Sons F uneral Homes & C rematory 43rd Street C hapel is in charge. O nline condolences may be made at www.brownandsonsfuneral.com. Mrs. Frank is survived by daughters Carol Bruorton and Barbara Scharold, grandchildren Laurie Burch and Kim Bruns, and three great-grandchildren.Michael A. Pieloch Michael A. Pieloch, 90, of Bradenton, died May 26. He was born May 11, 1922, in New York City. M r. P ieloch wintered on the I slands in M anatee County for 10 years and for the past nine years was a resident of Bradenton, coming from East Northport, N.Y. M r. P ieloch served with the U .S. N avy where he was involved in the invasion of the Philippines and was stationed at P earl Harbor along with several other duty stations during World War II. Following his military ser vice, he worked as a machinist with R epublic A viation in Farmingdale, N.Y., from which he retired. He was a member of St. Mary, Star of the Sea, Catholic C hurch on Longboat Key and the Kirby Stewart A mer ican Legion Post No. 24 of Bradenton, and volunteered at the De Soto National Memorial, Bradenton. Visitation was M ay 31 at Shannon F uneral Home Westview C hapel, Bradenton. A M ass of C hristian burial was celebrated June 1, at St. M ary C atholic C hurch, Longboat Key. A committal service at Sarasota National Cemetery included military honors by the U.S. Navy. M emorial donations may be made to either St. M ary, Star of the Sea, C atholic C hurch or D e Soto N ational M emorial. C ondolences for the family may be made online at www.shannonfuneralhomes.co m. M r. P ieloch is survived by his wife of 65 years, C onstance of Bradenton; son M ark and wife Joyce of Bentonville, Va.; daughters Virginia Novak of Babylon, N.Y., and Victoria and husband Randal Platts of Corneof choice. bag. Look for schools of jack crevalle cruising the trough in the early morning. M eanwhile catch-and-release snook, spotted seatrout and some flounder are being caught around beach structure. F inally, the silver king action remains consistent. Betsy N. Smith Betsy N Smith, 82, of A nna M aria, died June 5. She was born July 24, 1929, in Chicago. She graduated in 1951 with a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Illinois. She married William K. Smith A ug. 23, 1953, and they moved to M ariemont, Ohio, in 1956. M rs. Smith was a 25-year G irl Scout troop leader, as well as a C ub Scouts den leader and coordinator at MariElders. T he couple moved to A nna M aria in 1988 after visiting AMI since the 1960s. She was active with the Anna Maria Art League, Island Players, E yeland N eedlers A nna M aria Island Historical Society and as a volunteer at Desoto National Memorial. A celebration of life was to be held 2-4 p.m. T uesday, A ve. W., Bradenton. M rs. Smith is survived by husband Bill; brother Victor N ardi; son Ken and wife P am; daughter Wendy; grandchildren William, Sutherland and Helen Smith and Cody Faulkner. SmithGilbert E. Baby Mora Jr. Gilbert E. Baby Mora Jr., 70, of Cortez, died June 9. He was born Dec. 2, 1941, in Cortez. Mr. Mora grew up in Cortez and Bradenton Beach, providing for his family as a bait shrimper in the bay and area waters. Known by all as Happy P appy, he was always of good humor with a ready smile for everyone. He was always surrounded by his grandchildren and truly lived life to the fullest. with his longtime friends. He knew the waters like the back of his hand and would have been out there every day if he could. He could take you to any spot on the water Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday and service 10 a.m. F riday, June 14-15, at Brown & Sons 43rd Street C hapel, 604 43rd St. W., Bradenton. A rrangements by Brown & Sons Funeral Home. M r. M ora is survived by his wife of 50 years, M uriel Gigi; sisters Laura Ann Roak and Bonnie Scalzo; sons Patrick, Blake and Nicholas; daughters Keverly Sugden and Ansley; and nine grandchildren. lius, N C .; sister Virginia and husband James P athe of R ocklin, C alif.; grandchildren M ichael, Kimberley and T racy; and four great-grandchildren.

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 13, 2012 27 org. $375,000. Fabulous, newly painted, 3BR/2BA, lakefront, pool home in Perico Isles. Only minutes from Florida`s most beautiful beaches of Anna Maria Island. Many upgrades in March 2012, new pool heater,, new pool cage, new hardwood oors, new washer-dryer, 5 new TVs, new ceiling fans, new furniture in every room and new dishes in kitchen, all included. Maintenance-free community offers gym, tennis courts, pool and clubhouse. Enjoy nearby Robinson Preserve, walking, biking trails, shing and kayaking. Call today, 941-447-1506. Island agent named to RE/MAX Top 10 MAX Alliance Group. His efforts have paid off pun intended as he was recently 10 in commissions received for the Group has 3,804 sales agents in the Florida region, putting Grooms in a select category of producers. Grooms said he was pleased to receive the ranking, but credited a hard-working staff as a tremendous asset in his sales efforts. For more information, call 941-920-5757.Islander launches biz Island resident Rita Payne wanted to start a business that would make a product people needed and at the same time help put women to work. She believes shes doing both with her new company RapPacs LLC, which employs women to manufacture covers for iPad, Kindle and smartphones. Not only are they made in America, but made solely in Florida, Payne says with pride. With the younger generation getting more hightech and expensive electronic communications devices, a cover to protect their gear is important, she said. The covers are perfect for kids who are constantly dropping their smartphones or other expensive devices. We tested the smartphone by dropping one inside a Island resident smartphones, iPads. All her products are made in said. Islander Photo: CourGulf Bay Realty of Anna Maria Inc. Jesse Brisson Broker Associate, GRI 941-713-4755 800-771-6043 Call Jesse Brisson941-713-4755ISLAND LIVING Oversized home on double lot. Spacious home with 2 masters, big closets, a bonus room that could be 4th bedroom. Storage, laundry room and pantry. Large yard leaves plenty of room for a pool. Walking distance to the beach,bay and trolley. Offered turnkey furnished. $319,000. 1 BLOCK TO THE BEACH A 2bed/2bath charming Florida home designed and built by Ruth Richmond in Holmes Beach. This updated home offers a 1-car garage, open plan, circular driveway, large deck, trellis and greenhouse, and sits on a large tropical lots with many mature plants. Room for a pool. Short Sale. $389,000. Gabe Buky Cell: 941-374-5772 www.teambukyrealestate.com201 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 1 Longboat Key FL 34228 Charles Buky Cell: 941-228-6086 ank you for your support in making our family No. 1 in sales in Manatee and Sarasota counties! Chamber announces June sunrise breakfast The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will Wednesday, June 13, at Kozy Kitchen, 5904 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Cost of the breakfast is $8 and members are encouraged to bring a guest. Reservations are required. To make a reservation, call 941-778-1541. Galatis rebuild marina restaurant Islander Photo: Rick Catlin cover from 12 feet high onto concrete and the phone still worked. I was delighted, she said. But its not just kids that drop and damage their tection, too. At the same time, Payne is pleased she can put women to work, both in the manufacturing process and through retail distributorships and sales. Shes donating 10 percent of the proceeds of her company as capital for micro-loans around the world to help other women entrepreneurs get started in business. The products can be viewed and ordered online at www.RapPacs.com. For more information, call Payne at 941-778-8650.Chamber membership drive reels in 7 The recent Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce membership drive resulted in seven new members joining the chamber, said Deb Wing, vice president of the chamber. The membership drive was great. A lot of members gave support and we gained seven new members and four more said they would join in the near future, Wing said. With many Island businesses already members, Wing said the membership drive was a good opportunity to tell And the new members were very impressed with what we do, she said. The chamber currently has 566 members, and about 70 of those are off-Island, Wing said. The only requirement to join is to be a business, she said. For more information, call 941-778-1541.

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By Mark Young Islander Reporter Two former Bradenton Beach Planning and Zoning Board members, and a third Bradenton Beach resident filed a lawsuit June 4 to challenge the May 3 joint development agreement between the city and BeachHouse Restaurant owner Ed Chiles. The agreement authorizes the development of land next to the BeachHouse, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach, to construct a dune and parking lot. Neither the BeachHouse Restaurant nor its corporate entity ELRA, are named in the lawsuit, which takes aim at the citys claim that it did not violate its land-development codes and comprehensive plan in allowing the development to move forward in October. P&Z had rejected the proposed project in April, citing multiple code and comprehensive plan violations, also saying the city was attempting to circumvent ordinances in relocating a city park without a referendum. City commissioners May 3 ignored the P&Z recommendations to deny the agreement, and unanimously approved the joint development agreement. Personal attacks from the dais against P&Z members, as well as city attorney Ricinda Perry, who Sea turtle nests in hot spot. Page 2 Cortez art opening BB thanks MTI. actions. Page 8 Island police blotter. Page 10 Page 12-13 HB v. BB dispute continues. Page 14 Unpermitted bedrooms in Anna Maria denied. Page 15 battle lines. Pages 18-19 AME ends school Sports: Champs undeFull moon brings on Page 26 Astheworldterns celebrate dad. Page 6 ShearonThe Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.org Obituaries Island happenings Elections shape up or not. Pages 4-5Ranked Floridas Best Community Weekly by FPA Local veterans honored. Page 16AMI Chamber of Commerce Medium Business of the Year Islanders save seabirds. Page 20 Streetlife VOLUME 20, NO. 32 Happy Fathers Day JUNE 13, 2012 FREE PLEASE SEE DAD, PAGE 9 Meilner Role-model dad teaches lifes lessons By Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter Eric Boso is a small town guy with a big heart. And, hes been a dad or in the role of a dad a great role model to so very many. He was born and raised just outside of Columbus, Mich., and never traveled far from home, he says. He would see the same people every day and they were good people. But in the last 15 years, Boso says, with the encouragement of his wife, Pedreia, I really started living. He tells several crazy stories about his life between 1997 when they married and 2008 when they decided to come to Sarasota. At his first fulltime job in Columbus, Ohio, he worked with ARC Industries and special needs adults, teaching them jobs and even how to ride the bus, he says. Working there and inspiring others, he says, helped him decide to go back to school to be a teacher. I bled University of Michigan, says the Columbus-area native. But his wife knew his dream. Without University of Michigan application, sent it in and it came back accepted. After they had their son, thats when I started back, he adds. But wait a minute, they lived in Columbus. He still had his job at ARC. A little matter of distance wasnt going to stop Boso. ing some 190 miles to the Ann Arbor campus. It wasnt long after he started the trek to college that he began having trouble with his statistics class. After he sat down with his professor and told him about his commute, his life took on another radical change. Wait a minute, Boso recalls the professor saying, you want to come to U of M so badly youre commuting that far. He told me, You remind me a lot of me when I was a kid. His professor gave him a name and phone number written on a little piece of paper, Boso says, and he made contact with the person for a job. He was hired as a University of Michigan strength and conditioning trainer, working with all teams but football, mostly. He and his family put everything they owned in a truck and moved to Ann Arbor, where they lived in family housing, and met people from around the world. In 2006, Boso received his bachelors degree from UM, and he maintained his cool job at the university for about a year and a half longer. He recalls seeing the importance of role modeling at this job. There, he says, children BB citizens take city to court on ELRA agreement to interpret codes, led to four P&Z resignations. Among those to resign were longtime P&Z board member Jo Ann Meilner and former Commissioner Bill Shearon, who are named as plaintiffs against the city. Bradenton Beach resident Tjet Martin, a partner with Shearon in the Linger Longer resort, also is named in the suit against the city. clerk of court, the attorney representing the trio of plaintiffs is Ralf Brookes, former Bradenton Beach city attorney, who was replaced by Perry several years ago. Citizens challenge city decision on dune/ parking lot project. PLEASE SEE CITIZENS, PAGE 2 Explosion, re rock neighborhood

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T The city attempted to argue that the proposed development site is east of the erosion control line, but M M eilner at a M M ay 17 commission meeting, read from the citys comprehensive plan, that states the erosion control line only applies to beach with structures. A A ny beach without structures, she said, is considered in the comprehensive plan. M M eilner, Shearon and M M artin are listed as aggrieved or adversely affected parties that will suffer an adverse effect to an interest protected or furthered by the comprehensive plan which exceeds in degree the general interest in community good shared by all persons. T The proposed dune project falls in line with what the city can do in a preservation area, according to the com-Forced sea turtle nest relocation fuels BB argumentBy MMark Young Islander RReporter Beach citizens to stop the citys joint development agreement with BeachHouse R R estaurant owner E E d C C hiles to develop a dune and parking lot across from city hall, a new argument has surfaced. T The two primary groups opposing the development project are the Bradenton Beach P P lanning & Zoning Board and A Anna M Maria I Island T T urtle Watch and Shorebird MMonitoring.P P&Z argued the agreement violated the citys comprehensive plan and rejected the plan later approved by commissioners. AMIT AMITW executive director Suzi F Fox presented a second argument that the proposed development is in sea turtle nesting habitat.T The suit was brought forth by two former P P&Z members who resigned after a contentious M May meeting where P P&Z board members were accused of being biased and presenting a tainted recommendation by C C ommissioner R R ic G G atehouse. F F ox also was challenged by city attorney R R icinda P P erry, who conducted the meeting nearing a trial-like atmosphere. P P erry said F F oxs statements at the M M ay 3 meeting about the development area being nesting habitat were false and should be stricken from the record because F F ox brought no documentation to the meeting to prove her claims. P Perry also argued that the density of the sand at the proposed development site next to the BeachHouse R Restaurant was prohibitive to sea turtle nesting. But sometime during the night of June 4 or the morning of June 5, a loggerhead sea turtle crawled into the proposed development site and laid her eggs. I In an e-mail to the F Florida F Fish and Wildlife C Con why she felt it necessary to relocate the nest, which was mere feet away from the restaurant, and near the valet BeachHouse. F F ox reported high tide had come within 15 feet of the nest and water was discovered in the nest when it was move the nest to open beach could not be met due to the nearby illegal activity, she said. We decided not to place this nest at the wide-open beach because of the parked cars at night and chances of cars running over the nest, said FFox. T T he nest was moved away from the restaurant, but was relocated to an area still within the proposed development site. G G lenn Wiseman dug the new nest and we found the sand to be normal density about 6 inches down, she said. T T he sand below was very soft and compatible with good sea turtle nesting sand. F F ox told F F WC C Just for your information, (P P erry) told the city commissioners at the last commission meeting in Bradenton Beach that you came out and did a compaction test on this sand and found it to be too hard for sea turtles to nest. F F ox said in her e-mail to F F WC C that P P erry had made a false statement. F Fox also said compaction tests are typically performed by project engineers, not FFWCC. G G uess she dreamed this up on her own, wrote F Fox.

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 13, 2012 3 Meetings LIVE MUSIC FRIDAY & SATURDAY NIGHT BB CITIZENS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 2 Anna Maria City and education committee. Organization. agency. committee. mission joint workshop. g. Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., BraPlanning Organization meeting, USF Selby Auditorium, 8350 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. prehensive plan, but the challenge from P&Z has been the attached development proposal for a parking lot. The city has argued that the comprehensive plan does forth in the comprehensive plan. The policy states such areas are limited to a variety of active and passive park and recreational uses and beach and bay access areas. The number one objective in the citys comprehensive plan reads, The city of Bradenton Beach shall protect and restore its beach, dunes and natural systems and establish construction standards which minimize the impacts of man-made structures. The April P&Z decision maintained a parking lot is a man-made structure. The suit challenges the citys intentions are disputed within the citys comprehensive-plan language, but interpretation of that language was at the heart of the city disagreement between staff and P&Z recommendations. Perry advised commissioners to dismiss P&Z recommendations, telling them May 3 that only people with letalongside the BeachHouse Restaurant, Bradenton Beach, 5 near the proposed dune/parking lot area. The nest had to be relocated due Islander Photo: land-development codes. The suit also states city commissioners failed to follow charter procedures with their intentions to relocate a city park. The city maintains the small parcel within city park, although the citys community redevelopment agency authorized more than $4,000 in expenditures to enhance the area. To change the use of city parks, the commission must develop an ordinance approved by the majority of the commissioners and at least 50 percent of the public in a referendum. The lawsuit seeks to stop the development agreement, according to court documents. The plaintiffs want a trial to determine whether or not the city violated the comprehensive plan and, if so, to quash, revoke, invalidate and vacate the city approval of the development agreement. Should development begin before the lawsuit is settled in court, the plaintiffs seek the demolition and removal of all improvements made, as has been ruled in other case precedents cited in the suit.

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4 JUNE 13, 2012 THE ISLANDER 2012 Election Anna Maria quandary: no one to run for mayorBy RRick CCatlin Islander RReporter mayor of A Anna M Maria in the upcoming N November elecmayors seat and how. I In fact, there wont be much of a municipal election in A A nna M M aria N N ov. 6, as only incumbent C C huck Webb up for election. With no opposition, the two candidates automatically win a commission seat, according to the Since there is no candidate for mayor, attention turns to the city charter for answers, and this is where the conP P ercycoe said she spent a number of hours reviewing the charter with city attorney Jim D D ye after learning there would be no mayoral candidate. T There are a number of issues still to be resolved, although the procedure to elect a mayor is clear, she said. I I ts what happens after a mayor is elected that is causing some issues, PPercycoe observed. T The city charter states that after the new commis-Political newcomer challenges HB mayorBy Kathy PPrucnell Islander RReporter Holmes Beach M Mayor early last week for his fourth consecutive run as the citys top administrator, and the race was uncontested until minutes before the close of qualifying week. T T en to 15 minutes before the qualifying deadline at noon June 8, according to city clerk Stacey Johnston, fying papers, challenging the mayor in the N N ov. 6 city election. A About why hes running, M Monti said, IId like to see changes made in certain areas. I I believe I I can contribute to the city to make it even better. He said hes run three businesses in his life, and feels Bohnenberger announced his intenelected city commissioner in 1993 and then again 1999-2006. He has served as mayor since 2006, and previously held the position 1993-94, having resigned mayoral run. Bohnenberger last week issued a statement on his goals for 2012-14, including opening the 32-acre preserve at G G rassy P P oint for public access; continuing stormwater improvements; lobbying the F F lorida Legislature to restore local rental regulatory power; applying every existing code possible to bring resolution to major rental problems; and working with staff to deliver cost-effective public services. T T ogether we have achieved so much while setting a new record of four consecutive years of no tax increases, Bohnenberger said in his statement. Bohnenberger also indicated hed be recommending new police hires enter the state pension plan to save the city money and protect current pension plan members. city and attends commission meetings. He also oversees the city administration and manages the city budget. T T he citys 2011-12 budget is $8,665,109. ees, except for department head appointments or terminations, which require concurrence from the commission. T T he mayor also holds the power to veto legislative actions of the commission, but a vote of four commission members can override the mayors veto. T T he mayor is elected for a two-year term, and draws a $12,000 annual salary. mining their petitions contained the required signatures of registered voters and making sure they paid the $120 year residency. A A s of June 4, there were 3,259 registered voters, according to Johnston. Voter turnout for the previous election was 28 percent.2 challengers seek to unseat 2 HB commissionersBy Kathy PPrucnell Islander RReporter Qualifying week ended June 8 in Holmes Beach, and all who announced theyd be running for a spot on the city commission in the N N ov. 6 city election made it C City clerk Stacey Johnston reported M Marvin G GrossC Commissioners Sandy Haas-MMartens and John M Monday, she said. N Next to qualify was challenger Judy Holmes T T itsworth on June 7. I I ncumbents Haas-M M artens and M M onetti announced their bids for re-election in A April. Johnston said she qualified the commission candidates by checking their petitions against the voter registration roll and checking the necessary year residency, and payment of the $60 Haas-M M artens is running for her eighth term as a city commissioner. Shes served as commission chair and deputy mayor 2003-05 and 2006-11. She recently chaired a code enforcement focus group that addressed ongoing multi-story construction and rental issues. A A t present, shes the commission vice-chair. Haas-M M artens did not return phone calls last week, but when she announced her candidacy in A A pril she said she saw no reason for change on the commission.M M onetti is running for his third term on the commission. He is city liaison to the A Anna M Maria I Island C Community C C enter and the public works permitting focus group.M Monetti also did not return phone calls last week, but announced his intention to run in A A pril, saying hes running to continue his efforts on the commission. C Challenging M Monetti and Haas-MMartens, G Grossman G G rossman is a 13-year-resident, recently appointed his candidacy M M ay 9, he said he was running to maintain the old FFlorida lifestyle. A According to state election laws, if G Grossman wins 2 BB commissioners unopposed for second termsBy MMark Young Islander RReporter While there may be contested elections elsewhere in N November, it appears to be all quiet on the Bradenton Beach front with two uncontested races for seats on the city commission. A At the end of M May, only Ward 4 C Commissioner Jan undecided. However, according to the M Manatee C County Supervisor of E E lections website, Straights likely run became reality last week.A A ccording to Bradenton Beach city clerk N N ora I I dso, as of June 7, no one opposing the incumbents had claimed an election packet for the seats held by Vosburgh and Straight. Straight won the his seat in 2010 after three decades in public service as M Manatee C County EMT EMT chief, 911 emer gency response center chief and as a reserve deputy sheriff. Straight said in M M ay that his run was likely, but that he would discuss his political future with his family before making his decision. Vosburgh was appointed to the commission in 2010 who vacated his seat to assume the mayoral role following the resignation of former M Mayor M Michael P Pierce. Vosburgh went on to defeat mooring committee member M M ichael Harrington later that year to claim her spot on the dais for a full term. Both Straight and Vosburgh expressed a love for the Bradenton Beach community in their desire to be re-elected. yet raised or spent any funds toward their re-election.6 in Holmes Beach race, BB has none, AM has confusion Bohnenberger Haas-Martens Monetti a commission seat, he will be required to resign from the code board before being sworn as a commissioner. T T itsworth is a life-long resident of Holmes Beach. Her main reason for running, she says, is her concern about the citys failure to enforce its land-development code. She vowed to be proactive and set the tone in the city of not only compliance, but of good stewardship. policy decisions. C Commissioners are elected to two year terms, and their salary is $6,000 annually. I I n the N N ovember 2011 city election, Johnston reports 984 of 3,515 registered voters cast ballots a 28 per cent voter turnout. T T he election saw incumbents D D avid Zaccagnino and P Pat M Morton and newcomer Jean P Peelen take seats, while A Al R Robinson and A Andy Sheridan were Chappie unopposed in county commission race M M anatee C C ounty D D istrict 3 C C ommissioner John C C happie, R R -Bradenton Beach, remains unopposed in his bid for a second term in the district that includes northwest Bradenton, A Anna M Maria I Island and C Cortez, themselves in a minimum four-candidate contested battle seeking a chair on the county commission. T The county commission is a partisan race. C Chappie, a Bradenton Beach resident and former mayor and commissioner, was elected to the county commission in 2008 and calls serving his community and district his top priority. reduce the county government budget by 20 percent, reduce the county workforce by 10 percent and voted to consolidate government entities to eliminate duplicate services. F F rom M M ay 2011 through M M arch 2012, C C happie raised more than $77,300, according to the M M anatee C County Supervisor of E Elections website. He has more than $10,200 in expenditures, including $6,000 to P P olitical I I nsights, 4611 Seventh St. C C ourt E E ., E E llenton, for consulting fees. A An additional $1,256 was paid to E Ezra C Catering, 5629 MManatee A A ve. W., Bradenton, for a fundraiser. C C happie has acquired 326 political donors. His largest single contribution has been $500, but dona tions have come from 95 donors consisting primarily of developers, contractors, real estate agents, home builders and some corporate sponsorship from Waste M Management and PPepsi. He also has received $1,000 in food donations from A Anna M Maria I Island R Resorts, owned by D David T T eitelbaum, and E ELRARA I Inc., a member of the E Ed C Chiles group of restaurants on the I Island. Both in-kind donations were for fundraisers last July. C Chappie has raised the second most money of the current county commissioners, and has raised $8,400 in the most recent quarter, which consists of January-M March fundraising. M M ost of the money raised during the recent quarter has been paid to P Political I Insights and Linda C Cinque, 101 53rd St. NNW, Bradenton, for consulting fees. PlPLEAsSE sSEE HB CCOMMISSION, PAGE 5 Vosburgh Straight

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 13, 2012 5 I In the absence of a duly-elected mayor, the chair automatically becomes interim mayor until the next general election one year. A A vice chair also is elected.T The four remaining commissioners vacated by the chair for one year. T T he vice chair becomes the commission chair and the commission must then elect another vice chair. T The new commission chair becomes vice mayor of the city. Heres where it becomes confusing, P Percycoe said.C C ommissioners are elected for two years. I If either Yetter or Webb are elected chair and become mayor, do they return to the commission to serve the remainder of their term one year after a mayor is elected in NNovember 2013? A As the mayor is supposed to serve a two-year term, how long does the mayor elected in 2013 serve? A A nd what happens to the person appointed by the new chair? I I t could result in four commission seats on the 2013 ballot. T T he charter the virtual bible for the city requires election of a mayor and two commissioners in evennumbered years, which would be 2014. I I t also requires an election for three commission seats in odd-numbered years. P P ercycoe said she had no solutions at this time for any of the potential issues. T T here are a number of questions involved here AM CCOMMISSION CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4 1707 1st St. E., BradentonWhere Hwy 41 & 301 meet @ 17th Ave Best Place to Find Anything! Entire Flea Market Open Bring the Family! Spend the Day! Chill Out! RED BARN FLEA MARKET NOW HAS AIR CONDITIONING941-747-3794 Red Barn Plaza Area OPEN Tuesday-Sunday (see website for details) VISIT US ONLINE AT WWW.IISLANDER.OORG SPRING FUN SPECIAL Rent 3 Items, Get 1 FREE UNIQUE CLOTHING & GIFTS you wont find anywhere else! Plus everything for the beach! Ladies Fashions & Swimwear, for every age, shape & size including Ds, DDs & Es. Select Ladies Fashions AND Gifts Up to 70% OFFMon-Tue 10-8, Wed-Fri 10-9 Sat-Sun 9-9THE BEACH SHOP We moved to Cortez from the Manatee Public Beach! BEACHSHOP The www.thebeachshopboutique.com 3 WMFR seats, 3 district candidates run unopposed, Davis retiresBy Kathy PPrucnell Islander RReporter T T wo incumbents and a newcomer face no opposi tion for seats on the West M M anatee F F ire R Rescue C Commis sion. A An unexpected retirement changed the N Nov. 6 election landscape during qualifying week for the WMFR MFR Webb Yetter Bishop Cooper Jennis that staff and the city attorney are reviewing, PPercycoe said. T The situation will be addressed by D Dye and commissioners at the June 14 commission meeting, she said. not having a candidate for mayor, but she has not yet checked city records, which date back to 1923, as they are in storage. Long-time city resident and planning and zoning recalls the city lacking a candidate for the mayors post. AAnd IIve been around a long time, T T urner said. A A lthough there will be no municipal balloting, the county, state and national elections will be held N N ov. 6 at RRoser MMemorial CCommunity CChurch. Webb and Yetter will be elected to two-year terms at a salary of $400 per month. A A nna M M arias mayor when one is elected or appointed receives a stipend of $800 board of commissioners. D District 1 C Commissioner Jesse D Davis, a 20-yearveteran of the board, decided June 4 against taking on a re-election bid, leaving challenger Larry Jennis the only the election. D D avis said last week he decided not to run following an emergency medical procedure. R R ight now I I m not at my optimum condition, he said, adding he now has three heart stents. Hes spoken to WMFR MFR C C hief A A ndy P P rice about his decision, and he was supportive, said DDavis. II love the district, he said. TThe decision was not made lightly. Jennis, a seven-year district resident, declared his run for the D D istrict 1 seat last month after participating in the spring WMFRMFR CCitizen A Academy. With D Davis sitting out the election, Jennis will automatically take the DDistrict 1 seat for a four-year term. wants to contribute his management experience to the district. PlPLEAsSE sSEErPAGE 8

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6 JUNE 13, 2012 THE ISLANDER Opinion Our Publisher and Editor Bonner Joy, bonner@islander.org Editorial Joe Bird Kevin Cassidy, kevin@islander.org Rick Catlin, rick@islander.org Jack Elka, jack@jackelka.com Kathy Prucnell, kathyp@islander.org Mark Young, marky@islander.org Contributors Jesse Brisson Karen Riley-Love Capt. Danny Stasny, sh@islander.org Edna Tiemann Mike Quinn | NewsManatee.com Advertising Director Toni Lyon, toni@islander.org Accounting Services accounting@islander.org Production Graphics ads@islander.org Of ce Staff Lisa Williams, manager, lisaw@islander.org Janice Dingman, pier plank coordinator classi eds@islander.org subscriptions@islander.org Distribution Urbane Bouchet Ross Roberts Shari Urbano (All others: news@islander.org) MAY JUNE 13, 2012 (All others: news@islander.org) (All others: news@islander.org) (All others: news@islander.org) Single copies free. Quantities of ve or more: 25 cents each. Island Shopping Center, 5404 Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217 WEBSITE: www.islander.org PHONE 941-778-7978 toll-free fax 1-866-362-9821 Opinion Your Former P&Z chair clari es record On April 10, the Bradenton Beach Planning & Zoning Board, of which I was the chair, made a recommendation to the city to deny approval of a joint venture agreement to convert beachfront property to a parking lot. Out of respect for the process, my full intention had been to remain silent and let the record of our deliberations speak for itself. However, on learning one commissioner has elevated this argument, I feel it necessary to respond. nership with ELRA (The Beachhouse Restaurant), wishes to convert city land, now used as a public park and portions of beach owned by ELRA, into a parking lot with a dune on the seaward side. The question P&Z evaluated was the same that every P&Z is tasked with is this major development project, as presented, in compliance with the rules and regulations as found in the citys governing documents? in which this project violates our city charter, comprehensive plan and our land-development code. Below are three issues extracted from the long list of violations. First, both the city property and the ELRA property are within the land-use district called Preservation. In the preservation land-use district, the construction of parking lots is not allowed. Second, both the city property and the ELRA property (with exception of a 25-foot strip next to the road) are located in zoning district E1. In this zone, the construction of parking lots is neither an allowable use nor is it a use by special exception. Finally, the citys property is being used as a city park. In order to change the use of city property from park to parking lot, the city is required to give the citizens of Bradenton Beach the opportunity to voice their opinion through a referendum a vote. so, the city must give the citizens of Bradenton Beach the right to voice their opinion through the ordinance process. Converting real city property from park to parking lot, without giving the citizens a voice in the disposition of city property, is a violation of the city charter. These three items are all facts and can easily be conland-development code. the applicant (the city and ELRA), nor the attorney for the applicant, provided any facts disproving the aboveRegardless, the commissioners approved their own project. P&Z were tainted and not based on facts and that P&Z sive plan and land-development code. For those commissioners who are unaware, at the time you made these comments, the P&Z of Bradenton Beach had more than 50 years of collective experience in this role with exceptional stability and low turnover. Every word in the city charter, comprehensive plan and land-development code was reviewed, line by line, during the past 10 years by many of the same members that evaluated this major development. The P&Z board members, many of whom resigned in mass, were exceptionally familiar with these documents and took their job very seriously without bias. P&Z is responsible to evaluate major developments in an objective way against our governing documents. When a project is in violation of these documents, it is P&Zs responsibility, in a professional and respectful manner, to educate the city commission in this regard. Experience tells me that pushing a major development ing this development is a mistake. If this project had been brought forward by a citizen or business, it would have ous violations of the city charter, comprehensive plan and land-development code. The city expends hundreds of thousands of dollars each year policing citizens and businesses in an effort to ensure consistency with our laws and regulations. It is expected that the city of Bradenton Beach set a good example by following the same set of rules. and Zoning BoardHelp wanted Who could imagine Anna Maria Mayor Mike Selby, who, by the way, from our viewpoint, did an outstanding In just two years, he lead the city from turmoil to civility, through the citys $2.8 million purchase of lots at Pine Avenue and Bay Boulevard; a contentious parking plan; a few lawsuits; and more. And he did it all with grace. He gave a helping hand at a time when the city was in great need. And his hand went out to solve situations for the city, its citizens and in cooperation with others. Job well done. We understand he might want his retirement lifestyle and his golf schedule to return to normal. What we didnt expect was that no one would want his job. since 1992 and among collective memories we recall no time when no one stepped up to run for mayor. bible for the city by the commission. The citizens will not vote.Art league fuss No matter how you look at the art leagues problems, you need to glance at the economy, in part, but not the people who inherited the problems for the cause. The disgruntled board members and staff who quit when problems arose would better serve both the art league and the community by remaining on board to help. Their criticism could likely do more good if they went to work solving problems, fundraising and helping the league move forward, tackling the various jobs the staff left undone volunteering. Or move aside. The Island community can and will help the league recover and move into the future. Footnote: Last week, we talked here about the Cuban sandwich thief, lauding the the Publix manager and his staff. over the incident forced to resign after 22 years with Publix. He told us previously he was worried about what Publix may decide about his actions. He clearly believed he was in trouble over the incident. Well that puts a different twist on our feelings about the store where the motto is shopping is a pleasure. Bryant deserved better. He deserves a commendation. attitude to embrace the people who serve our community and protect us from harm.

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 13, 2012 7 10 years agoTemps and Drops on AMIHeadlines from the June 12, 2002, issue of The Islander Date Low High Rainfall June 3 71 86 0 June 4 71 87 0 June 5 76 85 0 June 6 73 86 1.11 June 7 74 86 2.07 June 8 72 87 1.0 June 9 72 89 0.02 Average area Gulf water temperature 8424-hour rainfall accumulation with reading at approximately 5 p.m. daily. Charlie Hunsicker said the second phase of the Islands beach renourishment project would be county-funded vegetation of the coastline with native plants, primarily sea oats. Volunteer beachfront residents were sought to move the project forward. Phase I of beach renourishment involved pumping sand from the Gulf of Mexico onto Island beaches that were in danger of eroding. and several neighbors on the 58th Street canal pooled resources and put a boom across their canal entry to keep seagrasses and algae out of the canal. Greig said was no money to fund canal cleanups. Greig and his neighbors also removed accumulated algae. canalfront property on South Bay Boulevard to GSR Development LLC for $3.1 million. The quitclaim sale allowed title to the property to be quickly transferred to the new owners. GSR principals Robert Byrne and Steve Noriega negotiated the purchase and said they would develop Villa Rosa, a gated subdivision of 8-12 single-family homes. Wed love to mail you the news! We mail The Islander weekly for a nominal $54 per year. Its the best way to stay in touch with whats happening on Anna Maria Island. Weve been publishing and mailing successfully since 1992! We bring you all the news about three city governments, community happenings, people features and special events even the latest real estate transactions everything you need if your heart is on the Island. The Islander is distributed free locally. If you dont live here year-round, use this form to subscribe for yourself or someone else. 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Professional photographer Mark Cohen is one of those people asking that question, and is hopeful his work will tell an important story, and help preserve a way of life. Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts, and now Cortez. more than a year, getting to know and photographing Ive been talking to, meeting and hearing their stories, said Cohen. They are what make this project as unique as it is. We do a lot to preserve recrethis unique way of life, we will lose what we love most about Florida. families in action, as well as unique abstract photos that tell the tale of old Florida. of life for seven generations, he said. This could be the most important work Ive done because we need to save this heritage for the next generation. For more than a year, Cohen has been working on the photographs that are now exhibited at the Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez, but he said there is more work to do. Im not done yet, he said. Im not going to to capture more action shots and to continue to tell their story. Museum director Karen Riley-Love said she has been impressed with Cohens work, as well as his passion for the Cortez way of life. Whats really amazing to me is (Cohen) has said. He really respects what they do and they know it. Cohen said its the level of respect he has for the They essentially live off the sea, he said. Its very noble and I truly respect what they do. Photographer Mark Cohen ida Maritime Museum director Cortez residents. A second 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. The 30 at the museum. Islander Photo: Mark Young

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8 JUNE 13, 2012 THE ISLANDER Manatee Technical Institute students ognizing MTI student Abdiel Vicente, Islander Photo: Mark Young seat, having been appointed last year by the board to replace former C Commissioner John R Rigney, who moved from the district. Bishop is an architect and life-long district resident who has served on the WMFRMFR board since July 2011. He announced in M May his intention to retain his seat and run for the remaining two-year term. He now will remain on the board. C Commission C Chair R Randy C Cooper, also unopposed, he served 11 years in the F F lorida N N ational G G uard and moved to Bradenton from T T ampa in 2003. Last week also saw A A l R R obinson of Holmes Beach pre-qualify for the D D istrict 4 seat. R R obinson previously ran for a seat on the WMFR MFR commission and subsequently served one term as a Holmes Beach city commissioner. He lost his bid for re-election in 2011. However, R R obinson did not qualify by the June 8 deadline, according to M Manatee C County A Assistant Supervisor of E Elections N Nancy Bignell, and will not be on the ballot. are 23,026 registered voters in the WMFRMFR district as of A April 2011.Art league president defends league, nancialsBy Kathy PPrucnell Islander RReporter T T hey left. T T hey chose to leave, said A A nna M M aria I I sland A A rt League president Laura M M cG G eary last week of former league board members. cials were seen every month, M McGGeary said, defending herself against published reports by former board members attacking her administration of the league. cials and an update on the leagues I Internal R Revenue Ser vice charitable reinstatement, as well as a bookkeeper who talked about the leagues expenses. T T hey were getting all the reports. T T hey got monthly, quarterly, six-month and annual reports. T T hey had all M McGGeary took over as acting treasurer about a year ago when no other board member stepped up. She also points out, a second board member signed all checks. T T he leagues former executive director, C C hristina R R eginelli, resigned M M ay 11, and closed the gallery and art facility, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Seven members of the board submitted their resignations shortly thereafter, leaving three members, including M M cG G eary, serving the league. R Reginelli told The Islander she canceled summer camp, classes and workshops and put a notice on the door stating closed until further notice, saying the league could no longer meet its expenses. I I really didnt expect it, M M cG G eary said about the shortfall. II thought wed squeak by. I In retrospect, M McG Geary blames the leagues problems on declining income due to the general downturn in the economy, rising costs, too few volunteers to staff the leagues Winterfest and Springfest festivals which contributed to problems in marketing, sales and the bottom line and the loss of the charitable status. M McGGeary said the loss of the IR IRS charitable designation was an inherited problem due to the leagues president. R Rehfeldt GGroup PP .AA. of Bradenton. Statements for 2010-11 show the league began ments for six months ending M M arch 31, 2012 showed the leagues net assets had dropped to $9,691. M McG Geary said income in A April dropped signifi cantly, and expenses were still coming in from Winterfest. Since A A pril 1, M M cG G eary said league coffers were depleted by big bills, including rent, utilities, newspaper and magazine advertising, and payments to art instructors, the accountant, executive director and festival director. T T he league has a 22-year history on A A nna M M aria I I sland, showcasing local talent, providing art classes, camps and workshops and two art and craft shows. T The festivals were the leagues major income generator to fund the art center and a scholarship program that provided deserving students with art classes. M McGGeary is currently planning for Winterfest. F F ormer board members, Leslie R R obbins, Karen Hasler, A A lexis Lillis, C C heryl Jorgenson, G G illian Holt, and E E llen A A quilina, as well as R R eginelli, issued a statement R R emaining on the board, in addition to M M cG G eary, are members, D D eeana A A tkinson and C C hristine G G alanopoulos. M McGGeary said she is looking for others interested in serving the league. T The art league needs approximately $5,000 to meet its current expenses and liabilities, according to M M cG G eary. I I n the past two weeks, in addition to several nice calls, M McGGeary has received approximately $1,000. M M cGG eary is seeking contributions or pledges in support of the league that has meant so much for art education in the community and for the children that is what the art league is really about, she said. rlctCONTINUED FROM PAGE 5Anna Maria P&Z chair resigns By RRick CCatlin Islander RReporter Sandy M Mattick submitted her resignation as chair of A Anna M Marias planning and zoning board at the boards June 5 meeting. Her replacement will be elected by remaining board members at their July 10 meeting. M Mattick had been a board member since 2006 and became chair in 2010. Vice chair T T om T T urner chaired the June meeting at which board members reviewed a number of amendments to the land-development regulations. C C ity planner A A lan G G arrett presented the amendments, which include denial of any aircraft or helicopter from using the waterways or landing within the city limits, medical helicopter landing. T The amendments include limiting a legally permitted duplex owner who tears down to rebuild two units. T T he board also recommended that swimming pool waterfalls and slides be a maximum of 3 feet above the pool deck. Kathy Splawney, owner of D Dogs for the E Earth, 306 P P ine A A ve., asked the board to include a dog training facility as a permitted RORROR use. T T he board agreed, but added several restrictions, including operating hours and staffing by a licensed animal behaviorist. T The board approved the recommendation 4-2. I I n other business, member N N ancy Yetter requested the board discuss an ordinance requiring the city to budget replacing any trees it removes from city property. She said her inspiration came after the city removed a number of pines on city property at the beach access at P Park A A venue, but did not replace the trees. P P ine A A venue residents raised more than $4,000 to have native trees planted to replace the pines, she said. Board members agreed to discuss the issue at a future meeting.Bradenton Beach honors work of MTI studentsBy MMark Young Islander RReporter Bradenton Beach commissioners welcomed students and staff of M Manatee T T echnical I Institutes car pentry program to their June 7 meeting to recognize the school for its contribution in providing two trolley shelters to the city. P P ublic works director T T om Woodard displayed the plaques that will be installed on the two shelters completed in M March by the students. T T he plaques express the citys appreciation for the students of the MTI MTI carpentry class for their time and energy to the project, said Woodard. MTI MTI is at 5603 34th St. W., Bradenton. We would like to thank you all for your time and efforts, said M M ayor John Shaughnessy. You all did a darn good job and Bradenton Beach really appreciates it. O On hand to be recognized were MTI MTI students Kyle Shahan and A A bdiel Vicente, as well as MTI MTI carpentry instructor Barry King and MTI MTI assistant director Linda A Agresta. T T his was a real good learning experience for the students, said King. IIts a goal of the program to have students get to apply their skills to an organization like yourself for the good of the community. A Agresta credited King for being a role model to his students. A A lot of credit to goes to M M r. King, she said. T T hey couldnt do this without his leadership at MTI MTI Hes a real mentor to his students. Both Shahan and Vicente are accomplished students and part of a competitive program that matches their carpentry skills with other students. King said Shahan is a state champion cabinetmaker and will be competing in the national competition, while Vicente reached the regional competition in cabinetmaking. A A lso in city business, commissioners, at the request to install T T ree C City U USAA signs at the citys two gateways. G Gilbert said staff has not had an opportunity to ensure the signs could be installed at those locations. T T he request kind of caught us by surprise, said G G ilbert. We would like a consensus to take a look at the existing gateway signs to see if they can be placed location. C C ommissioners approved and moved the agenda item to their July 5 meeting. C C ommissioners also approved a temporary use permit to place a construction trailer at the G G ulf D D rive C C afe and T T iki, 900 G G ulf D D rive N N ., to facilitate an ongoing construction project to expand the restaurant and build a gift shop. G Gilbert said it was a routine request for larger construction projects and the citys land development code states that commissioners are authorized to set the time limit. TThey were asking for A Aug. 23, but since this is the summer rainy season, to be safe, I I would suggest you set is issued, he said. Before voting, C C ommissioner R R ic G G atehouse wanted to add a stipulation to ensure the trailer would not contain hazardous materials, gasoline or diesel fuels. C C ommissioner G G ay Breuler motioned to approve the temporary use permit with G G atehouses stipulation. G Gatehouse seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

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10 JUNE 13, 2012 THE ISLANDER StreetlifeIsland police blotterAAnna MMaria DUI DUI A A 36-year-old A A nna M M aria man was arrested for driving while intoxicated. A A ccording to a M M anatee C C ounty 306AA N N. Shore D Drive, at approximately 1 a.m. when the deputy spotted Williams driving a vehicle without headlights. T T he report states that Williams repeatedly admitted he was buzzed, but not drunk. Williams allegedly failed cause for arrest. A A ccording to the report, Williams also refused to submit to a Breathalyzer test. Williams was booked into the M Manatee C County jail and scheduled for a July 9 arraignment. boats broke loose from their anchors and eventually washed onshore at the listed address. T T he boat owner was contacted and arrived to claim his property. MC MC SO O deputy responded to a noise complaint at Siam G Garden R Resort. U Upon arriving, the deputy heard a large group talking at the pool. A A man from the group told the deputy the citys noise ordinance had not been related to them by the resort manager. T T he deputy explained the ordinance and the group moved inside. theft. A A woman reported someone stole her wallet while she was at the beach. Her grandson called the sheriffs A A man reported someone stole a blue-and-white bicycle from his garage. A According to the report, a second bike was laying in the driveway as though the suspect had attempted to steal it, as well. T T he second bike was secured P Police D Department sent out a request to a MC MCSOO deputy in regard to a missing 6-year-old boy. While beginning his search, the deputy received a call from a woman who Suspected Arizona gang member extraditedBy RRick CCatlin Islander RReporter A An A Arizona man stopped by a M Manatee C County Sher over-loaded vehicle has been extradited to A A rizona where he is wanted for human smuggling, attempted money laundering and possession of narcotics. MC MCSOO deputy M Matt Kiernan stopped R Rafael Her nandez, 32, in the 9200 block of G G ulf D D rive, after he observed Hernandez driving an overloaded truck. Hernandez was reportedly working for an I I sland construction company at the time, but his employment was not reported by law enforcement. When Kiernan checked Hernandezs name in the MC MCSOO computer, he found outstanding A A rizona warrants and arrested Hernandez. T The A Arizona war immigrant from MMexico and a suspected gang member. Sgt. D Dave T T urner of the M Manatee C County Sher information he had was that Hernandez was extradited to P Phoenix, where he could stand trial or be deported to M Mexico. E E fforts to reach prosecutors in M M aricopa C C ounty (P P hoenix), A A riz., to determine Hernandezs fate were unsuccessful. A According to a U U.S. I Immigration and N Naturalization Service spokesperson in Washington, D D.CC., anyone who employs an illegal immigrant could face criminal charges. T T he spokesperson said the IN IN S has hundreds of cases of illegal employment pending in federal courts around the country. Hernandez had found a lost boy. T T he deputy reported the boy was thirsty, but otherwise in good health. HBPD PD arrived to return the boy to his parents. door to a garage had been pried open. T The suspect appar ently entered the residents vehicle and stole the garage door opener. NNothing else was reported missing. Bradenton Beach police are seeking the whereabouts of an 18-year-old Lakeland man for questioning in a felony cruelty to an animal case at C C oquina Beach. P P olice say by a lifeguard, who witnessed F F ulbright catch, shake and then throw a seagull. F F ulbright left the area before police ton. E E rin Wright, 401 G Gulf D Drive, Bradenton Beach, was detained on $2,000 bond and, as of press time, remained in the M M anatee C C ounty jail. A A F F lorida Highway P P atrol trooper responded to the accident where the other driver was cited for being at fault. However, when the trooper ran Wrights name through the system, he discovered pended license. male wandering aimlessly, according to the report. T T he tify himself while becoming increasingly aggressive. T T he report states the man attempted to pull away from the yelling and kicking at the door, and shouting insults at was under arrest. family arrived to C Cortez Beach and placed their wallets and cell phones in the trunk of their vehicle. U Upon their return, the items were missing. P P olice investigated the incident and found no forced entry point. woman were attempting to get their boat on a trailer at the C C oquina Beach boat ramp, while another male waited and the man waiting became impatient, threatening to hit the other man in the head with a crowbar. T The reporting couple stated the man did pull something black from his vehicle, and at one point approached them, but then left the area. cle theft. T T he complainant at Wood, D D ock & Seawall reported someone stole a pontoon boat being stored on the property. T T he complainant told a MC MC SO O deputy he had bought the boat years ago from a neighbor, but had never registered it because he had no intention of taking it on the water. tery. A A woman reported her husband had pushed her into a barbecue grill during an argument. T T he woman went inside the home with the intention of taking the couples young child and leaving. T The report states the man physi cally picked her up, carried her out the door and put her down outside. She did not want to press charges, however police contacted the husband and arrested him on misde meanor battery charges. June 3, 2900 block of G Gulf D Drive, domestic battery. A A 24-year-old Bradenton Beach woman was arrested on misdemeanor domestic battery charges following an argument with her ex-boyfriend. A A ccording to the report, the man and woman were at the same party when an argument erupted over the mans current girlfriend. T The Holmes Beach man arrested for burglaryBy MMark Young Islander RReporter A A 24-year-old Holmes Beach man faces a felony burglary charge after attempting to steal a bunch of game tokens from a vehicle, according to a probD Department.E E rik Hall, 510 67th St., Holmes Beach, was arrested at the location of the alleged crime at 4109 G G ulf D D rive, Holmes Beach. A A ccording to the report, a witness observed Hall get into the vehicle where police say Hall began to steal the game tokens. T T he witness confronted and detained Hall until police arrived. A A ccording to the report, Hall admitted his actions. F F ollowing his arrest, police discovered a small amount of marijuana inside a prescription pill bottle on Halls person and he also was charged for misdemeanor possession of marijuana. Hall was booked into the M M anatee C C ounty jail on the felony burglary charge and held on $5,000 bond. He was scheduled for a July 6 arraignment. Hall HBPD promotes Hall Holmes Beach P P olice D D epartment D D etective Brian Hall has been promoted to detective sergeant. T The department announced his promotion June 5. was promoted to detective in A August 2011. He graduated from the police academy of the M Manatee C C ounty Vocational T T echnical I I nstitute in 1998, and Hall said he is happy and surprised by his promotion, and looks forward to adding the supervisory duties as sergeant to his major responsibility of criminal investigations. Hall also is a member of the Holmes Beach P P olice the year in 2010. Roadwatch, June 13-20 T T he east and west-bound lanes of the C C ortez Bridge tently closed 9 p.m.-5 a.m. Wednesday, June 13-14, while the F Florida D Department of T T ransportation conducts routine bridge maintenance, a DOT DOT press release said. a.m. TT hursday, June 14, on the Longboat P P ass Bridge ducts routine maintenance, the release also said. T The M Manatee C County U Utilities D Department is continuing installation of sewer lines on N North Shore D Drive, A A nna M M aria, and the project is expected to last several months, according to MCUDMCUD. D D rainage improvements along M M arina D D rive in Holmes Beach are continuing this week in the 60th Street-MMarina DDrive area. Island watch T T o report information on a felony crime, call M Manatee CCounty CCrime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPTIPS. T T o report information on an I I sland crime, call the tion, 941-708-8899; Bradenton Beach police, 941-7786311; Holmes Beach police, 941-708-5807.

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T T he man arrived home and stereo had been tossed to the ground, a handmade had been thrown to the ground. T T he man walked outside and saw his ex-girlfriend walking up the driveway, at which time she allegedly assaulted him by punching him, which resulted in a cut lip and a cut over his left eye. A A ccording to police, the woman admitted causing an estimated $1,900 in damages to the mans property, who did not want to press charges for the burglary and criminal mischief. However, she was arrested on the misdemeanor domestic battery charge. P P olice say the man was intoxicated at the time of the attack. reported $1,200 stolen from his wallet while it was stored on his boat. T T he man told police his daughter had invited friends onto the boat for an excursion, and at some point the money went missing. Vacationers reported an intoxicated friend had wandered away from where they were staying, and were concerned the report, the man had been missing for four hours. A An did not locate the missing man. T T he complainant was advised to call police if the man did not return by mornman would show up, when he was sober. person. P P olice received a call in regards to a man, who was seen peering into residences as he made his way toward the direction of A Anna M Maria E Elementary School. initiated a lockdown. A A fter a search of the school grounds, no one was located and the lockdown was lifted. complainant called police following an argument with her husband. A A ccording to the report, the man became angry when his wife didnt help him carry in luggage from a trip from which the couple just returned. T T he woman told police she was feeding the couples 1-month-old baby at the time. T The man reportedly swatted her on the buttocks. A A t that point, she called police. She told police he gets angry all the time for no good reason. T T he husband had left the area before police arrived. She did not want he gets home. to a group drinking on the beach and throwing glass bottles into the water. P Police made contact with a group of people, who were drinking, but denied throwing the bottles. T They were advised the city does not allow alcohol on the beach, and the remainder of their alcohol was removed. men attempted to buy alcohol at Jessies I I sland Store BP P ager refused to sell the alcohol. T The three men stormed out and used explicit language toward the manager and tacted and the three men were issued a trespass warning. security guard at a nearby condominium called police to report an argument between a male and group of juve niles. T The man was standing in a parking space, and the juveniles attempted to pull into the space. A An argument ensued and, according to police, the man reported his family had just parked there, but had forgot ice. O O ne family member left to get ice while he was saving the parking space. A A 16-year-old juvenile told police the man said he was going to put him a trash can. T T he man reported it was the juveniles who were yelling at him. T T wo nearby property owners reported the man had stood on their property to get out of the sun and wanted police to issue a trespass warning. reported she had arrived home from work in the morning and, when she awakened, her purse was missing. T T he complainant told police her daughter had a male over night guest, who has a known drug problem. She reported $500 in cash and a Blackberry phone were in the purse when it was stolen. enforcement was unable to locate the suspects. at the end of her dock. I I n the morning they were gone. She valued the nets at $270. vehicle. A A man reported $2,480 in cash had been stolen from his truck, which had been parked outside his rental house. T T he complainant told police he could not swear that he locked his vehicle, and there were no signs of forced entry. P P olice observed nothing out of the ordinary and nothing else was removed from the vehicle, including a loaded handgun. T T he man told police he had gone to was closed. He decided to leave the money in the center console, believing his vehicle to be safe.

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12 JUNE 13, 2012 THE ISLANDER Island happenings Look for SALES on the sidewalk with the birds and inside the store! S A L E A A L L Free popcorn! on Selected Items (intersection of gulf and marina) If you havent heard about the AT THE BEACH Come see whats new, were always adding fabulous items & treasures to our store! 12TH & EAST HOME AT THE BEACH 5416 MARINA DRIVE HOLMES BEACH, FLORIDA 34217 941.778.7440 12THANDEASTHOME.COMstop in and get the scoop!3RD THURSDAY PARTY IN THE PLAZA ANTIQUES GI FTS CANDLE S LOCALLY MADE TREASURES Saturday, June 16 5-9 p.m. Bridge Street Night Market, Bridge Street, BraSunday, June 17 1:40 p.m. To Inform Families First, Tampa Bay Rays Fathers Day game fundraiser, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. phy exhibit, Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. lery of the Manatee County Cultural Alliance, 926 12th St. W., ings at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton 941-778-1908. in the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. 215-906-0668. Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Informeets at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, culinary fundraiser, Harrys Continental Kitchens, Harrys Gourmet Deli and Take-Out, 5600 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat St. Armands Key, Longboat Key Invitational, Longboat Key Club Islandside Golf Tournament, 301 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach, to Bayfront Park, Anna Maria, and 2012 Scholarship Award Ceremony, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. July Fourth cleanup, Pine Avenue General Store, 307 Pine Ave., merce Lucky 13 Golf Outing for Scholarships, Bradenton Country 941-224-1337 or 941-284-2523. and a contact via e-mail and phone. 2 pm June 17 Fathers Day Cruise from BradentonDads FREE 6:30-8:30 pm June 22 Beer Tasting Sail from Twin Dolphin/BradentonFree Beer! 7-10 pm July 2Mar Vista Fireworks & AMI Sunset Circumnavigation from Holmes Beach 7-10 pm July 3Beachhouse Fireworks & Sunset Cruise from Holmes Beach 7-10 pm July 4Manatee River Sunset & Bradenton Fireworks Cruise from Twin Dolphin 941-780-8010www.islandpearlexcursions.com Available for private charters and excursions for up to 49 guests Holmes Beach condo wins third SBEP grant Bay-friendly landscaping projects continue residents, including Holmes Beach, landscaping. The association has to continue their improvements. By Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter Sunbow Bay condominiums of Holmes Beach is one of eight winners in the 2012 Bay Partners Grant Program A third-time Sarasota Bay Estuary Program grant winner, Sunbow Bay received a $2,500 award for a project that will begin in November, according to Denise Elliott, spearhead of the associations grant applications and native landscaping efforts. Its pretty exciting, Elliott said of the grant award, adding she is already planning next years application, including a lagoon walk to show off permeable pavers. With its grant this year, Elliott says, Sunbow Bay will install a shell path, remove a philodendron and other nonnative plants and turf grass, and add native salt-tolerant humming birds and bees; native grasses and Palmetto palms to provide a habitat for small animals; peanut plants to attract bees; and cocoplums to provide berries for birds. After two years in the SBEP partner program, the association hosted a March open house to show off the attended, including some residents of other Holmes Beach condos who expressed interest in following Sunbows lead, according to Elliott. Im happy to come to talk to any condominium association and encourage them to join us as bay partners, she said. The other SBEP winners were the city of Sarasota, Florida House, Founders Garden of Sarasota, Natures Academy and Mote Marine Laboratory. The winning projects include a pervious paver demonstration, biotrash cleanup, removal of invasive plants and new signs promoting education about the bay. Funding for the program comes from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to Sara Kane, the SBEP public outreach coordinator. As in prior years, the SBEP awarded a maximum of $3,000 per organization. Grant funds are disbursed on project completion, she said. Sarasota Bay is one of 28 estuaries of national sigernmental partnership, and one of four national estuary programs in Florida. SBEP has awarded more than $213,000 to support 109 grant requests since 2003. For more information, call Kane at 941-955-8085, or Elliott at 517-651-5307.

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 13, 2012 13 941-778-2711 CommercialPHOTOGRAPHYReal Estate Aerial Studio Product Interior Architectural Stock Pictures Web Printing Post Cards Brochures Headshots .com315 58th St Holmes Beach, FL 34217 Island happenings 5311 gulf drive holmes beach941.778.5400 acquaaveda.com hair skin nails massagefeel beautiful today 50% OFF All Citizen watches in stock. 8102 CORTEZ RD. W. SALE $225 Reg. $450GREAT GIFTS FOR FATHERS DAY JUNE 17! Eco drive perpetual calendar alarm WR100m AMICC offers dance opportunities A free trial offer might be just the thing to get your feet moving, heart pumping and face smiling. A trial session of adult swing dance classes will be Charmaine Ristow at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. A visiting dance professional from Madison, Wis., center and AMI Fitness, 5364 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, in the fall. Its just like walking to music, she said, describing the classes. We want to emphasize its not ballroom dancing, but well be using steps from the waltz, cha-cha, polka and schottische teaching the basics. She described it as part aerobic, part cool down and part stretching. Its also for all people, even those who enjoy music and just want to tap their feet, as well as those with special needs, so even people in wheelchairs can join in, Ristow said. Its fun music. Its going to be a lot of Frank Sinatra and Duke Ellington, she said. She emphasized the classes will boost metabolism, improve heart rate and contribute to overall good health. No partner or dance experience is necessary and walk-ins are welcome. Regular classes will start at the center in October. For more information, call Sandee Pruett at 941-7781908, ext. 0. Start-up orchestra seeks musicians, fundingRotary honors MHS scholarBrenda Rodriguez-Gallo, a graduating senior from Manatee High School, won a $1,000 Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island scholarship named in honor of the late Nancy A. Dunne, who had been active in international, national and local arts and educational programs, including at Anna Maria Elementary School. Rodriguez-Gallo will study international business at the American University in Paris. She was selected in a competition conducted by the Manatee Branch of the American Association of University Women. Fluent in Spanish and English, Rodriguez-Gallo said and was surprised to be accepted in this years incoming class, according to Rotarian Jim Dunne. Rodriguez-Gallo is completing a basic course in French for her baccalaureate degree. Rodriguez-Gallo will be presented with her scholarship check at the Island Rotary Club meeting July 17 where she will talk about her upcoming studies in Paris. Reo at his Holmes Beach studio about starting up holding an open June 14, at the Sandpiper Resort clubhouse, 2601 Bradenton Beach. Islander Photo: By Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter All intermediate to advanced musicians and their woodwind, string, brass or chord instruments are being called to become part of AMI Generations Orchestra. The new Anna Maria Island orchestra is being organized by local entertainer, songwriter and music educator Koko Ray Hansen. Hes inviting musicians who play orchestra instruand others to come to an open call noon Thursday, June 14, at the Sandpiper Resort clubhouse, 2601 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Hansen performs solo and with a group as Koko Ray. His instrument is the saxophone, but he teaches young musically inclined students in piano, guitar, His students are eager to compliment their teachers abilities. Hes really talented, said guitar-student Kamron Reo, age 9, of Bradenton Beach. Sidney Weiss, 15, of Bradenton, agreed, saying Hansens ability to play and teach multiple musical instruments is amazing. She says shes become noticeably better on the alto saxophone since taking lessons with Hansen. Besides playing and teaching music, Hansen is a licensed music publisher, and is currently producing a new jazz album. Following the open call, he said, for those who join the orchestra, there will be a $30 registration fee and rehearsal dues to offset the cost of the hall, sheet music and supplies. Hansen is hoping 20-25 musicians will answer his call and begin summer rehearsals followed by a Labor Day performance at one of the local churches, as well as future holiday performances. Were looking for sponsors and donations, he said. While hell be asking musicians to bring their own music stands, Hansen said, it might be nice if someone donated stands for everyone. For more information, call Hansen at 941-5388724. Click! The Islander welcomes stories about Islanders, photographs and notices of the milestones in readers lives weddings, anniversaries, travels and other events. Send your news with detailed captions and contact information to news@ islander.org or 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.

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14 JUNE 13, 2012 THE ISLANDER Gloria Dei Lutheran ChurchPastor Rosemary W. Backer All are welcome! Saturday 5 pm Song Service Traditional Worship Sunday Church School Vacation Bible School LIFE AUTO HOME BOAT BUSINESS TAX AND ACCOUNTING SERVICES BEN AND KAREN COOPER We are accepting new clients for our Tax and Accounting practice We prepare income taxes and handle all phases of accounting. Bank Reconciliations Preparing Financials Calculating Payrolls Homeowners Associations Individual and Corporate Tax Returns WE WANT TO BE YOUR ACCOUNTANT941-795-7048 Ofce 941-795-4878 Fax 941-713-9190 Cell benacooper@aol.com WELLNESS SCREENING PACKAGE HEART SCORE The Original .com941-778-2711 Visit www.islander.org to order your plank on the Anna Maria City Pier.Island cities, Sandpiper mum on 27th Street lawsuitBy Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter The border dispute between Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach over 27th Street has almost nobody talking, but nonetheless, its become an all-Island affair. asking the 12th Judicial Circuit Court to void Bradenton Beachs 2008 quitclaim deed to Sandpiper Resort Co-op Inc. and declare the street which runs east of Gulf Drive to Sarasota Bay on the north side of the Sandpiper a public right of way. Holmes Beach also is asking the court to order the Sandpiper to remove the gates and private property signs from the fence along the boundary of the resort and 27th Street, and also remove a portion of the fence to provide access from an adjoining alley to 27th Street. The court assigned Judge Diane L. Moreland to the case. Attorneys for the two cities agreed June 1 to extend the time allowed for Bradenton Beach to respond to the complaint. A stipulation, signed by the respective city answer or other response. Portions of the platted street have been used for Sandpiper parking as well as public utilities, but is otherwise unimproved. Some of the Sandpipers mobile home residences also reportedly encroach on the platted street. nity of some 120 shareholders, said, We cant actually comment because its in legal hands right now. lawsuit, and that the co-op has retained Chuck Webb, local attorney and Anna Maria city commissioner. year term as commissioner. He also was Sandpipers attorney in 2008 when the city of Bradenton Beach quitclaimed the 27th Street property. At presstime for The Islander, Webb had not returned a call for comment on the suit. Bradenton Beach Mayor John Shaughnessy a Sandpiper resident and Sandpiper association president Doug LeFevre also have not returned calls seeking cials, Sandpiper resident Carol Wallace did not shy from comment on the litigation last week. She said, Most of us think its a waste of time. Weve had three attorneys advising us its a very narrow issue. Commissioner John Monettis concerns about his rental property adjacent to 27th Street in Holmes Beach, according to Wallace. And, she said, he has the ear of Mayor Rich Bohnenberger. Its a waste of taxpayers money in Holmes Beach, will prevail in court, and believes Sandpiper and Bradenton Beach will look to recoup their attorneys fees from the city of Holmes Beach. While Monetti did not return calls for comment last week, in a recent letter to the editor, he denied any perbetween those residents of Holmes Beach who wish to continue to use 27th Street, just as they have during the past 60 years, and the Sandpiper, which appears to have taken the street as their own private property. The dispute first arose in December 2008 when the impending quitclaim deed and an ordinance in support of the conveyance. While Holmes Beach commissioners dropped the matter shortly after city attorney Patricia Petruff sent a letter of objection to Bradenton Beach, the issue arose again last summer when the Sandpiper erected a fence, installed gates and posted no trespass signs along the border. resolution process required before one municipality sues one another. During the process, Bradenton Beach representatives maintained Holmes Beach had no standing in the matter, as Shaughnessy pointed out no part of the subject property is within the jurisdiction of Holmes Beach. after the two governmental entities could not resolve their issues. The state-mandated process, however, did not compel the Sandpiper to participate, which was central to a resolution. In March, private settlement discussions reportedly occurred between the city of Holmes Beach and SandSandpiper did not respond by starting the process to quitclaim a portion of 27th Street back to Bradenton Beach within two weeks. In April, Holmes Beach Commission Chair David Zaccagnino reported to the commissioners that a settlement was unlikely. Sandpiper representatives said a written offer from Holmes Beach was requested of Zaccagnino, but was never received. Dredge yes, project no Holmes Beach at this time. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 13, 2012 15 The Reverend Dr. Bruce PorterSunday Service 10 AMSermon The Real You 941-778-0414 512 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria www.roserchurch.comSunday 10 AM ~ Traditional Worship 9 AM Adult Sunday School 10 AM Children and Youth Church SchoolGary A. Batey, PastorA non-denominational, traditional churchCelebrating 100 Years of Service in 2013 WWW.ISLANDER.ORG Great Summer Golf Rates Great Golf at a Competitive PriceWednesdays Buy One Get One Free Entrees $15.95Wednesdays Piano Barursdays Family Style Buffet $16.95Fridays & Saturdays Happy Hour 5pm 7pmSaturdays 2 Dine for $29 with a Glass of WineSaturdays Piano Barwww.imggcc.comFind us on FacebookIMG Academies Golf & Country Club GOLF SHOP COUNTRY CLUB DINING ROOM SPECIAL EVENTS MEMBERSHIP 941.758.1464 941.758.1466 941.758.1467 941.739.7414 941.739.7439 Founded 1956SUNDAY WORSHIP 10 A.M. Preacher: The Rev. Marilyn Johnson6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key 941-383-6491 www.islandchapel.com SERMON: WHAT THE FATHER DIDNT SAY Looking for the perfect outing? Look no further need a good laugh? visit the emerson quillin signature store. humor, art, gifts Anna Maria homeowner, building of cial disagreeAnna Maria code room house at 804 Anna Maria, a the house revealed bedrooms on the ground level. The house is being rooms. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Developer Shawn Kaleta, a resident of Anna Maria with a construction business in Holmes Beach, has been sent a letter by the code enforcement department that the house he owns at 804 N. Shore Drive is not in compliance with city codes because there are bedrooms on the ground inspecting pool construction that was permitted at the site by the city. He said he observed the bedrooms by looking Because the house was built after 1974, when the city adopted an ordinance what Welch called post of any new construction be used only as a garage or storage, the bedrooms dont comply with code, Welch said. Kaleta, however, said he bought the house furnished When Bob makes his inspection, hell see there are no bedrooms downstairs. Its just a mistake, Kaleta said. He said he was not present when Welch performed the pool inspection. The citys letter to Kaleta gives him 30 days to bring the house into compliance or face a citation, which requires a hearing before the special magistrate. Kaleta said the issue will be cleared up as soon as The property was advertised in February as a fourbedroom, single-family home for $1.1 million when Kaleta purchased the property. The house is now listed on the website amibeachesrealestate.com as an eight-bedroom home for $2.2 million. In examining the original architectural drawings for the home, Welch determined the house was built with four bedrooms, a study, nursery and den. The ground year when a number of residents spoke publicly against his conversion of older duplexes to more modern, threestory vacation rental properties, which they claim have too many bedrooms and accommodate too many guests, leading to parking, noise and trash problems. codes or ordinances. His construction work was performed in the Residential-2 zone, which allows duplex construction. Residents complained about vacation rentals that could accommodate more than one family at one time. Kaleta said he was only building what buyers wanted for their property. Neither Anna Maria nor Holmes Beach has any limit on the number of bedrooms for a single-family home. City attorney Jim Dye has said the city cannot legislate how many bedrooms are allowed at a single-family home, provided construction and the structure meet all other building and land-development regulations. Center meeting room named for KellyBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Anna Maria Island Community Center executive board members at their June 4 meeting unanimously agreed to rename their meeting room the Pierrette Kelly Conference Room, in honor of outgoing center director Pierrette Kelly. Kelly announced two weeks ago she was resigning from her position after 22 years of service. Her to stay longer if a replacement has not yet been found. With employee Scott Dell and board member Monica Simpson excused because they are among the 46 applicants for the position, board members discussed what guidelines they want to give the selection committee when it shortlists the applicants. Many board members, including Teitelbaum and board chair Greg Ross, believe fund raising has become so important to the center the past few years, it took away much of Kellys time for her duties as director and manager. The main focus of the director should be management and operations, board members agreed. The board will consider creating a new position for a fundraising director. The board agreed the new director should have outstanding operational and management skills, yet be able to communicate with donors and establish the inter-personal relationships Kelly managed so well, Teitelbaum said. Recommendations by the review committee will be presented to the board this month. The board ultimately will have the decision on hiring the new executive director.

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16 JUNE 13, 2012 THE ISLANDER WWII veterans take off for Washington tourD-Day brings emotions to World War II glider pilot West Bradenton resident Herb M M uncy has plenty of anniversary of D D-DDay, the A Allied invasion of occupied E Europe in World War IIII. M M uncy was a glider pilot for the 62nd T T roop C C arrier G G roup in E E ngland, but didnt command his glider on D D -D D ay because he was on sick leave and had his tonsils removed. II got dropped from the roster because of the tonsils. Had I I known the invasion was in the next few days, I I would have waited on the tonsils, he recalled. Whether he would have been one of the lucky pilots What he does know is that he always wanted to A A ir C C orps in his hometown of Huntington, W. Va., to become an airplane mechanic. IIt was a step in the right direction. T They werent looking for pilots then. But when the Japanese bombed P Pearl Harbor, everything quickly changed. Shortly after D Dec. 7, 1941, the A Army A Air C Corps put out a call for glider pilot volunteers and M M uncy was one T T he British had gliders and (British P P rime M M inister Winston) C C hurchill had convinced P P resident F F ranklin R Roosevelt to get gliders for airborne operations. M Muncy said there were no gliders, instructors, training manuals, no nothing at the start of the war, so train ing was delayed until all the necessary equipment was ready. I I n July 1943, he was ordered to Lubbock, T T exas, where he became an aviation cadet. OOne thing I I remember is how hot it was in T T exas. How did we ever get along without air conditioners in those days? he asked. I I n addition to glider training, cadets had a strenuous physical training program and a lot of night study. We spent three months training and we always thought you knew what you were doing, the G G ooneybird (air force slang for a C C -47, the military version of the DC DC-3) took you up by yourself, let you loose from the tow rope and you soloed. T That was a big day for everybody, MMuncy remembered. He trained on a Waco CG CG -4A A a 15-passenger glider made of wood and fabric, the glider used by the air corps for combat. A A lthough gliding sounds easy, it isnt, M Muncy recalled. the wind, how to go up and down, gain or lose speed, how to circle, read the navigation and wind instruments and, most of all, you had to know how to land the bird without cracking up, he said. M M uncy said he lost a few friends in training, mostly because of faulty landings. as it towed a glider aloft. right seat as much as I I could, M Muncy said. He logged about 500 bootleg hours in the C C -47 and could easily have transferred to multi-engine pilot training. A A lthough he missed the D D -D D ay landing, M M uncy piloted a Waco during O O peration M M arket-G G arden in September 1944. T This was the A Allied plan to seize a bridge over the R Rhein R River at A Arnhem, N Netherlands, giving the A Allies a direct route into northern GGermany. But M M arket-G G arden failed to capture the bridge, and the air force generals in E E ngland ordered the usable Wacos on the ground towed to an A A llied base in F F rance, M Muncy said. lage, and hook your towline, stretched between two poles, and snatch you up in the air. I I saw one glider pilot lose an eye when his tow rope snapped. F F ollowing M M arket-G G arden, the 62nd trained in P P oix, F France, for O Operation Varsity, the largest and last air borne drop of the war. Varsity began M M arch 25, 1945, and was designed to put 20,000 paratroopers and 1,300 gliders across the R Rhein to seize GGerman strongholds. But smokescreens used to hide the paratroopWorld War II glider time to head up in the skies, sometimes in a glider or a single-engine airplane, the U.S. Air Force By RRick CCatlin Islander RReporter World War II II veterans and I I sland residents Jim F F inn and D Dick R Rowse traveled June 9 with Honor F Flight as guests of the RRotary CClub of A Anna MMaria IIsland. T T he national Honor F F light program provides a WWII II veteran with a free day trip to Washington, D D .C C ., to view the WWII II M M onument, the T T omb of the U Unknown Soldier, and other national memorials to veterans in the DD.CC.-AArlington area. F F inn and R R owse left from Holmes Beach C C ity Hall to F F ort M M yers I I nternational A A irport for their charter escort. F Finn, who served in the M Marine C Corps, was proG G reatest G G eneration column in F February. He said before the Honor F Flight his greatest dream was to visit the Washington, D D.CC., I Iwo Jima M M emorial. was in the invasions of T T arawa, Saipan-TT inian and O Okinawa. Veterans accepted for Honor F Flight pay no airfare and are accompanied by a volunteer-guardian who pays his or her own way, said I Island R Rotary member Barry G Gould. T T he June 9 Honor F F light was at capacity, but G G ould said R Rotary district headquarters is looking to organize another Honor FFlight later this summer. 2005 as a way to honor WWII II veterans by giving them and view the monuments a grateful nation erected to remember the estimated 18 million men and women who served in the armed forces in WWIIII. A According to the Honor F Flight website more than 80,000 WWIIII veterans have participated in the program. and Vietnam veterans in the near future. F F or more information about Honor F F light, call O On F Floridas west coast, Honor F Flight has two repfor veterans to make the trip. D Don Vecoli can be reached at 941-889-8119, while F Fred OOlson is at 941-896-6576. U.S. Marine Corps in World War II. Finn traveled Maria Islander. Finn then and now CCONTINUED, NEXT PAGE Islander Jim Finn, right, visits the World War II memorial in Michael Proctor, the Washington area. Michael Honor Flight to Washington veterans to visit the memorial and other veteran tributes.

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Shes excited about her center location and shes got great new selections. Make sure you Mexico Drive. features more than 50 quality dealers offering vintage toys, furniture, collectible glass and everything antique. This Ellenton hot spot is one of the areas top stops, and we always enjoy our stroll among the unique offerings. Rosie is on her way back from vacation with new fab stuff. Next up, Nancy takes off for vacation and she promises to return with a HUGE load of goodies. So come in all through the month for fun, fun, fun. s Pine Avenue store is a must do. What better way to remember paradise found than the unique and beautiful Anna Maria Island Pearl Pendant, handcrafted by Laura Shely and only available at Tide and Moon? What a Find! is a fabulous quality consignment looking for. With more than 1,000 consignors and many daily appointments, the content in the shop is constantly changing. Check it out. Youll soon be saying Wow, What a Find! is closed until Aug. 12, and you must mark your calendars for the store reopening. Theyll have all sorts of new, fun merchandise for you to peruse and it will be worth the wait. in Holmes Beach is truly unique. You when you shop at Giving Back, you get awesome deals and proceeds go to local charities. Happy sunny days and happy shopping... Retro Rosie Historic East Manatee Antiques District SHOPS OPEN TUE-SAT 10-4Vintage Clothes for All Occasions Beautiful Wedding Gowns and Accessories Vintage, Cottage and Romantic Country Style. New addition! Vi ntage holiday and Christmas Department 817 Manatee Av e. E. 941-708-0913CobwebsAntiques and More Tiki & Kittys Adventures in Shopping Antiques, Art-Tiques and Chic Boutiques! What a Find! THRIFT AND CONSIGNMENTS Quality clothing, purses & accessories, furniture, kitchenwares and old Florida-style decor. What a nd! Steffs Stuff Antiques & Treasures LCBUY~SELL~CONSIGNMENT941.383.1901rive Unit 101 L Jewelry Tide and Moon 20% OFF ANY ONE ITEM and the other glider pilots, he said. I couldnt see the ground. He said he was starting to sweat about making a blind landing when through the haze he caught sight of a small farm. Circling tightly, Muncy kept the farm out a landing pattern. He made what pilots call a pancake landing, ensuring that the wing tip did not hit the ground as he circled down for landing. His glider was torn apart when it struck some apple trees, but nobody was injured in the landing. The glider immediately came under heavy fire from the Germans. The nose of the glider was ripped apart and the window was shot out. Muncy dove to the orderlies on the glider and told them to run like hell for friendly lines. To this day I cant believe I didnt get hit. Nobody on the glider even got a scratch. I got out quickly and made it to our guys. I was in shock by what I saw. So many guys had been blown away there was nothing left of some but bits and pieces. I was one of the lucky ones. I always After Operation Varsity, the airborne began planning for a drop on Berlin to seize the airport, but in late April 1945, Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, Supreme Allied Commander, canceled the drop and let the Russians take Berlin and saved American lives. the planned November 1945 invasion of Japan. Muncy remembered there werent a lot of happy pilots among the unit about that news, but the guys were great. The greatest group of friends I could ever have, he said. The only problem is there are only a few of us left. Then the Allies dropped the atomic bomb and the Japanese surrendered. The war was over. ing his discharge, Muncy went to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Engineering School in Daytona Beach. After graduating in 1950, he worked for Lockheed Aviation for 25 years, designing weapons systems for missiles. and decided this was the place for him and his family when he retired. Its the last good place left in Florida, he said. Married after the war to a woman from Kentucky, He is very proud that the 62nd Carrier Group is the only carrier group, squadron or unit still on active duty. I wasnt a hero. We left the heroes over there. My pal, Fred, was a hero. He was bleeding to death, but still made a perfect landing in Varsity. He could have been dead by the time the glider hit the ground. He was a true hero. Not a day goes by I dont think about him and the rest of the guys, especially the anniversary of D-Day. I dont regret one minute of my service, and Id do it all over again if I could be with the same group. They were the best friends a guy could ever have. eration.

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FISH board reorganizes after turbulent month board members discuss matters at their June 4 meeting at in Cortez. Islander Photo: Mark Young By MMark Young Islander RReporter With board resignations and a separation of responsi bility between the M Manatee C County-owned F Florida M Maritime M M useum and F F lorida I I nstitute for Saltwater Heritage in C C ortez, FI FI SH board members moved forward with regular business at their June 4 meeting. N N ine FI FI SH board members of the 15 attended the June meeting at F F ishermens Hall where it remained unclear just how many board members had resigned. M M oates and FI FI SH vice president D D eb I I basfalean had resigned. FI FISH secretary Joe Kane reported to the board that I I basfalean had rescinded her letter of resignation, but the June 4 meeting. Kane motioned for Bob P P itt to be appointed to M Moates term, which expires 2014. T The board passed the motion with a unanimous vote of those present. FI FI SH president Kim M M cVey said she would like to see Holmes Beach C C ommissioner D D avid Zaccagnino return to the board. He lost his seat at the M March annual election meeting. But we need to wait to make sure who has resigned and who hasnt, said MMcVey. Zaccagnino had pledged to remain involved with FI FISH after losing his M March bid to remain on the board, and he continues to attend the meetings.N While the makeup of the FI FI SH board remained unclear, the separation between the county-owned F F lorida M Maritime MMuseum and FIFISH was clear to the board. A A M M ay 11 memorandum from M M anatee C C ounty C C lerk of C C ircuit C C ourt R R .B. C C hips Shore declaring a separation of responsibility for museum staff was a topic on the I I just wanted to make sure everyone saw it, said M McVey. I I n the memorandum, Shore called for an apology from the FI FI SH board for attacks on museum staff by FI FISH board members. appointed by the attitudes and actions of certain members of FI FISH, Shore wrote. A A handful of members, and you know who you are, were outright vicious and malicious to my staff and II will not tolerate it. Shore said if FIFISH has an issue with county staff, it should be brought to his attention. You do not deride them in a public meeting where they are outnumbered and defenseless, he wrote. I I will not subject any of my staff to another FI FISH meeting nor will I I meet with you until a formal apology has been given. You simply cannot treat any human being, especially those who try their best to help you, the way you did. Shore called the behavior an embarrassment to FI FI SH, and the entire C C ortez community. I I ts a shame to let those few taint the wonderful work you have done. FI FISH offered no further discussion on the letter, and no apology. When the museum managers report came up on the June 4 agenda, M McVey said, II guess we wont be having those anymore. E E ver since a January internal audit of the museum revealed the long-time partnership between the museum, FI FISH and the C Cortez Village Historical Society was violating certain requirements set forth by the F Florida C Com munities T T rust grant which funded the purchase of the 1912 C Cortez schoolhouse that is now the museum the county has been working to establish a memorandum of understanding between the three entities. A A t the heart of the audit, were fundraising techniques that were being shared between the three organizations, but according to the grant requirements, all fundraising on museum property must be retained by the museum. I In the M May 11 letter to FI FISH and C CVHS, Shore said the memorandum of understanding would no longer be necessary, as the museum staff would focus solely on museum operations. A A fter seeking legal advice, Shore wrote, We have been advised that we will not need a memorandum of understanding with either FI FI SH or C C VHS. We simply have to set our rules and procedures for operation in writing or move forward. T Therefore, there will be no MOU MOU for you discuss or sign.FIS FI FI SH treasurer Jane von Hahmann reported the boards annual budget was nearing completion, and asked for a June 13 budget meeting to hear requests for $15,000 in available capital improvement project funds. T T he board also voted in favor of hiring a fulltime director for the T T urner M M aritime C C hallenge, a program that teaches youths how to row a boat, sail traditional small craft and learn key nautical skills relevant to the heritage and traditions of CCortez. T The board agreed to begin a search for a director to devote his or her attention full time to the program.

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FISH still prepared to draw battle linesBy MMark Young Islander RReporter M Members of the F Florida I Institute for Saltwater Heritage the C C ortez organization responsible for organizing festivals to raise money to maintain the 95-acre FI FI SH preserve drew new battle lines with the county-owned F Florida MMaritime MMuseum at their June 4 meeting. T T he museum is operated by the M M anatee C C ounty Shore. T T ensions have run high between the museum and FI FISH since an internal audit revealed more separation in how the organizations raise money was required between the two entities and the C Cortez Village Historical Society. T T he June meeting was noticeably absent of county and museum representatives, who typically attend FI FISH community. A According to Shore, there will be no further county representation until FI FISH issues a formal apology to his staff members for the way they were treated at previous public meetings. N Not only did FI FISH not offer an apology, they drew new battle lines over funds and property donated to the museum. A A sticking point since the audit was released was more than $6,000 found in a cashbox at the museum following the departure of the former museum director. T T he found money launched the audit, which revealed that the F Florida C Communities T T rust grant which allowed the county to purchase the 1912 schoolhouse, now the museum, required all funds raised on museum grounds be retained by the museum. I In the past, the three entities split donations made at the museum, and FI FISH has been conducting fundraisers on museum property. FI FI SH will continue to try and recover the $6,000 from the county. FI FI SH treasurer Jane von Hahmann said the county museum account now has almost $12,000 and that an agreement is the works for FI FISH to retrieve the $6,000, which FI FI SH claims was raised mostly through its boat T T he county said they would split that with us that was my understanding, said von Hahmann. TThey said months ago they were looking to split those funds. Half stays at the museum and half comes back to FIFISH. T T hat was before the latest falling out between the county and FI FISH and what Shore claims were personal attacks by FI FISH board members at recent public meetings. T T hose attacks prompted Shores ultimatum that FI FI SH apologize or the county will cease involvement with the FI FISH board. meeting, but made no attempt to apologize to county staff, instead saying they would pursue the money, as well as a boat that was a donation to the museum, but claim it was meant for FIFISH. T The boat was donated to the museum via a donation form, but FIFISH questioned the intention of donor. We need to deal with the museum and not the genFI FISH, and there is something about the donation documentation which was changed. FI FISH board members agreed there was an inappro priate change to the museums donation form, which FI FI SH secretary Joe Kane said had been the same for years, but was recently changed. place? asked Kane. A An answer came from several board members. TThe museum, they said in unison. FI FI SH president Kim M M cVey authorized new board member Bob P Pitt to contact the donor to see if he would be willing to document his intention of whether the boat was to go to the museum or to FIFISH.Island real estate transactionsBy Jesse Brisson Special to The Islander Snow for $1,149,000; list $1,149,000. 217 64th St., U U nit B, C C asa D D el M M are, Holmes Buchan to Weikert for $831,000; list $899,000. 5808 G Gulf D Drive, U Unit 209, Waters E Edge, Holmes Wilson to EEdwards for $620,000; list $645,000. canalfront home built in 1920 on a 52x110 lot was $593,900. list $499,900. 510 Key R R oyale D D rive, Holmes Beach, a 1,441 M McDDrury for $425,000; list $449,000. 3806 Sixth A A ve., U U nit 3806, Villages at Holmes $429,000. 115 N N. Bay Blvd., A Anna M Maria, a vacant 56x105 $335,000. 2601 G Gulf D Drive N N., U Unit 102, Sandpiper R Resort P Parsons to Koch for $225,000; list $249,000.

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NOT VALID WITH ANY OTHER COUPONS OR DISCOUNTS. EXPIRES JUNE 20, 2012 CHECK US OUT! Signs aimed at saving birds removed, permit requiredBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter You know the saying, No good deed shall go unpunished. An attempt at a good deed by Anna Maria resident Jean Bystrom and some of her friends has essentially been punished by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission because the actions were taken without a permit. Bystrom said she and her friends have observed over the past few years a number of birds, particularly pelicans, dying at a rookery on a spoil island in Bimini Bay by Galati Marine in Anna Maria, mostly because they Bystrom said two of her friends put up a sign on a post in the channel coming into Bimini Bay advising anglers of the danger to birds who become hooked or Dead birds result when hooked by anglers who Bystrom said. This leaves yards of line hanging from the birds. They then head to the rookery for the night and jump from branch to branch until settling in for the night, said Bystrom, who observes the rookery from her house across the bay. entangled in the yards and yards of line wrapped throughhorrible death by hanging, she said. When Bystrom would observe a live bird entangled in the trees, she would paddle over to the island in her kayak and work to free the bird. She wasnt always successful. Ive seen this happen over and over again. I myself have removed more than 10 birds in the past couple of years. I arrived in time to save some of the birds, but for most of them it was too late. She and her friends thought a sign warning anglers of the problem might help reduce the number of bird deaths and educate anglers about the plight of a hooked bird. They decided to put up a sign on a post in the water that also held other signs. land, however, all signs in Florida waterways under the control of the FWC need to be permitted. Its a navigational hazard issue, Morris said. You cant just put up a sign anywhere in the water. An FWC officer on patrol in the area recently observed the signs did not have an FWC permit and the to remove the offending signs, Morris said. They were removed two weeks ago, much to the dismay of Bystrom and her friends. She was sorry to learn that signs trying to help the birds and inform anglers of the birds plight needed a permit. I did not think anyone would take offense to something done to help the rookery. Government bureaucracy seems to get in the way of a lot, Bystrom said. Chris Galati of Galati Marine, 900 South Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, can see the rookery from the docks at the marina, and observed the MCSO boat removing the signs. He agreed with Bystrom, that public education about the rookery is needed and promised to help her obtain the necessary sign permits. Ive seen the dead birds and I understand the issue. Ill help her in any way I can to obtain a permit and inform the public of the problem, he said. The more help from more people, the better, Bystrom said. We need to remove lines from the trees when nesting season is over, remove the dead birds now hanging from lines that could entrap another bird, and just make sure there are no birds entangled that need to be rescued. She suggested people who want to help keep a contact list of wildlife rescue numbers on their cell phones and call when they observe an entangled bird, and attempt I just thought we were being good Samaritans when we put up the sign, Bystrom said. Morris said the FWCs Boating and Waterways Safety department in Tallahassee issues sign permits in Florida waterways. He agreed with Bystrom that government bureaucracy often gets in the way of a good deed, but without an established procedure for signs, bays, inlets, rivers and channels could easily be overrun with meaningless signs and advertisements. Morris said he thought Bystrom had a good idea to educate people and save birds from a cruel death, but he is not involved in the permit process.Animal rescue is nearby Telephone numbers of various agencies and people sion enforcement, 888-404-3922.

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 13, 2012 21 Community events The Islander welcomes notices of your events and projects on Anna Maria Island and encourages you to submit photographs on a regular basis. Send press releases and photos with detailed captions to news@islander.org or 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. Remember to include complete contact information. AUTHENTIC GERMAN BEER, FOOD, CAKES AND ATMOSPHERE! THE REAL GERMAN RESTAURANT ON FLORIDAS WEST COAST Old HamburgSchnitzelhaus FRI & SAT SPECIALOVEN-FRESH BAVARIAN HAXEN CALL AHEAD TO RESERVE 5 TRY OUR NEW BRUSCHETTA & WINE BAR! STROMBOLI, PIZZA & CALZONES! FULL-SERVICE DINNER Weddings, too! Sea turtle nesting by the numbers As of June 8, Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch New Summer Hours DAILY 11-6Closed Wed. & Sun. Island Fresh Market5604 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach941-567-6130 Cormorants sun on dead branches alongside a rookMarine, Anna Maria. A number the Island home, resident Jean a sign to advise Florida Fish and tion Commission permit. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin Anna Maria public works superintendent George McKay is still searching for a home for the estimated eight roosters and chickens someone dropped off one night in late May at the Anna Maria Island Historical Society grounds on Pine Avenue. The anonymous chicken donor left feed and instructions on how to handle the birds, but no information on how or why they were left on city property. McKay said hes had a number of possibilities for a new home, but none have come to fruition. In the meantime, the chickens and roosters continue to live in the park, although some nearby residents have complained they no longer need an alarm clock in the morning to wake up. Homeless chicks roost in Anna Maria brush

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22 JUNE 13, 2012 THE ISLANDER (941) 778-6641(941) 778-66415606 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach Hours: MonThurs 4pm1pm FriSat 11amam Sun 11am1pmWE DELIVER WE DELIVER 5606 Marina Drive Holmes Beach MonThu 11am1pm FriSat 11amam Sun 11am1pm OLD-FASHIO NED I CE CREAM MADE O N SITE! Sugar Free/Fat FreeCELEBRATING 28 YEARS!OPEN 7 DAYS SINCE 1984 THE FEAST RESTAURANTEnjoy your feast THE FEAST THE FEAST THE FEAST RESTAURANT RESTAURANT NEW Summer Specials Fresh SeafoodLive music thurs. sat. Bluegrass, blues reggae and more... Come see why we were voted best new restaurant 121 Bridge Street Bradenton Beach 941-896-9737 www.bluemarlinami.com Grill & Seafood OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK FULL LIQUOR AND DINING SERVICE Come check out our super NEW menu! WELL BLOW YOU AWAY! 941.778.5788 Maureen on her last a handmade her kindergartners based on the Sparkle program during the AME at the summer vacation. Anna Maria students celebrate a great year, take a summer break Special thanks to AME AME parent-photographer Karen RRiley Love

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 13, 2012 23 Open 11:30-10:30 7 Days Week Early bird 3-5 mon-sat from $8.95-11.95Mention this ad for $7 OFF 2 Dinner Entrees NEW IN BRADENTON ~ 5718 CORTEZ ROAD W. Catering Available Primadonnarestaurant.com 941.896.9744 www.MikeSalesSings.com call for availability: 941.448.5798 www.MikeSalesSings.com www.MikeSalesSings.com call for availability: 941.448.5798 call for availability: 941.448.5798 Anna Maria Island Independent Recording ArtistOf cial balladeer of Bradenton Beach AMI Chamber Small Business of the Year Paradise has a soundtrack come hear it LIVE! TUESDAY Feeling SSwell 7-10 SSUNDAY BeachHouse Restaurant 6-10 Restaurants, taverns, boutiques, golf & more!Coming June 2! Bridge Street Night Market, Saturday, June 2! REAL British Fish & Chips REAL Fun Entertainment! Eat like a fish, drink like a Brit at Pelican Petes! Mon Fish & Chip SPECIAL $7.99 Wed @ 7.30: The Wheedles Thur @ 7.30: Gumbo Boogie Band Fri @ 7:30: KARAOKE with Jim & Dee S at @ 6:30: Don Hunsinger Sun @ 7: All Star Jazz Band Eat like Eat like drink like drink like a Brit at a Brit at Pelican Pelican Summer begins on the waterAME students Caden Whitsummer on a ride near Beer paddleboarder Chasten WhitAME student. Special thanks to AME AME parent-photographer Karen RRiley Love Winners roll out the school year

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24 JUNE 13, 2012 THE ISLANDER Open Mon-Fri 8-4, Saturday by Appointment marinedocktor@msn.comMake one stop to shop for the Dock! Prices start at just $15/hour pe r pe rson! ove.comCG Licensed Captain Don MeilnerHave fun c rs! Light T Fishing ChartersCapt. W arren GirleInshore Offshore Liht Tk l Capt. Warren Girle o r e h O sh 941-704-6763 shing.com. g Tw W 32 years Professional Experience Captain Wa yne GenthnerWo l fmouth ChartersCell 941-720-4418 Cathy Schmidt, LPGA Class A Pro TEACHES THE SECRETS TO GOLF Learning is easy and fun! Improve your game in as little as an hour!PRIVATE LESSONSOLF SCHOOLSEEKLY CLINICSLADIES PUNIORSIDEO ANALYSIS & DOPPLER ANALYSISLL SKILL LEVELS mbowers@tampabay.rr.com MB MARINE LLCElectronics / Electrical Installation & ServicePO Box 1064 Cortez, Fl 34215(941) 920-1169 Kathleen DSailing CatamaranSailing Daily from Holmes Beach Egmont Key Excursions Dolphin Watch, Sunset Sails July 2, 3 & 4 Fireworks Specials 941-870-4349 kathleend.net Undefeated, Dips also claims double triple playBy Kevin P. Cassidy Islander Reporter The Anna Maria Island Community Centers youth basketball league came to a close June 9 with championship Saturday and three teams were crowned champions. Dips Ice Cream completed an undefeated season in the Premier Division with a 66-55 victory over Anna might indicate. Dips rolled behind a huge performance from point guard Tegan Purtil, who came through with and 11 assists, while teammate Jerry Mayer added 18 points for Dips, which also received 4 points from both Johnny Mattay and Connor Field in the victory. Other members of Dips Ice Cream are Katie Michaelson and Brennan Galeger. Ryan Gilmans 19 points and 14 fourth-quarter points from Neahmiah Goode paced the Anna Maria Oyster Bar 14 rebounds, while Alex Gilman added 6 points in the loss. Walter & Associates lived up to their No. 1 seed with a solid 35-26 victory over Holy Cow Ice Cream. Jack Walter scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Walter & Associates, which also received 13 points and 19 rebounds from Mark Miller. Seth Walters 6 points completed the Walter scoring in the victory. Other members of the team are Trent Shackleford, Morgan Horesh and Cooper Hardy. Eight points and 10 rebounds from Trent Boring and 6 points and seven rebounds from Moriah Goode paced and Rory Houston added 4 points for Holy Cow in the loss. David Daigle exploded for 12 points and grabbed victory over Beach Bistro in the 8-10 division championship game. Hannah McCracken and Andew Austin each added 6 points to round out the Gettel scoring. Other members of Gettel Toyota are Mike Parrish, Anthony Monetti, Tony Rappold, Anna Pears and Tuna McCracken. Franklin Valdez scored 11 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Beach Bistro, which also received 5 points from Jack Groves and 4 points from Luke Marvin in the loss. Congratulations to all of the players, parents and coaches for another great season of youth basketball at the center. The June 8 Island Cup championship game had so we have until June 14, following the adult allstar game for the match to decide who hoists the cup between Florida Discount Signs and Don Meilner & Son Construction. Fourth-seeded Discount Signs upset No. 1 seed Slims Place June 7 in a penalty-kick shootout to advance to the Matt Kretzman added one to help Discount Signs earn a 3-3 tie in regulation. Aaron Parkin scored two goals and Aaron Duduks notched one to lead Slims Place. Don Meilner & Son had no problem with Pink & sey Weaver and Tim Tidesco scored two goals each, while Matthew Plummer scored two goals and added one assist for Meilner. Larry Waterman had two goals and an assist and Scott Eason added one goal to lead Pink & Navy. the loss. It was a fairly busy week of golf at Key Royale Club despite heavy rains. The men played an 18-hole, individual-low-net golf match June 6. Carl Voyles carded a was alone in third at 1-under-par 63. A chipin helped Tootie Wagner to a 1-under-par 31 June 5. Sue Hookem, Kris Landkammer, Joyce Lathrop way tie for second place. Sue Wheelers even-par 32 gave her a one-shot victory in Flight B over Sally Keyes. Liz Lang was a shot back in third place. The men played a nine-hole, best-ball-of-foursome match June 4. The team of Hugh Holmes Jr., Dick Rowse and Dave Schavey combined on a 10-under-par 22 to take Pollock was four shots back in second place. Norm Good and George McKay were the only team to earn three victories during June 9 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall pits and were the outright champs for the day. Two teams earned their way June 6 into the knockout round during horseshoe action. Sam Samuels and Norm Good defeated Tim Sofran and Steve Grossman 23-10 to earn the days bragging rights. Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warselection. There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 13, 2012 25 AM City Pier tides; Cortez high tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later Anna Maria Island Tides Date AM HIGH PM HIGH AM LOW PM LOW Moon N AFFORDABLE FISHINGHOURLY RATES for 2-8 hour Backwater/Offshore Fishor Lets go exploring for Manatee/Dolphin Call Capt. Mark Marko Johnston d 941-704-9382 u PlPLEAsSE sSEE FIShHING, PAGE 26 Tour AMI & Cortez waters. Underwater adventures with snorkel and metal detectors. Learn about nature and check crab traps with a pro. Lets go island hopping!Pontoon AdventuresCall Capt. Charlotte, 941-243-2425 IN-HOUSE PROFESSIONAL ROD REPAIRISLAND DISCOUNT TACKLE5503 MARINA DRIVE at KEYES MARINA, HBOPEN DAILY 7AM 941-779-2838Major Credit Cards Accepted Visit us at www.IslandDiscountTackle.com Full moon enhances fishing opportunities Anna Maria, and son Brian keeper reds. By CCapt. DDanny Stasny Islander RReporter Settling into their summertime patterns, A A nna M M aria Whether offshore, nearshore or inshore, last weeks full moon tides proved prosperous in all venues. are making the 20-mile trip offshore to target these herring. A A t these same depths, catch-and-release gag grouper action also remains strong. R R ed grouper are in the mix as well, so leave some room in the cooler after you limit out on red snapper. M M oving to the nearshore reefs, mangrove snapper are beginning to show. Live shiners and select shrimp will get you hooked up. A And dont be surprised to hook into around the structure are producing the best results. C C obia are patrolling nearshore structure, too. Look front of their nose and hang on tight. I I nshore fishing for redfish, spotted seatrout and catch-and-release snook is proving prosperous. Live bait is producing the bite. You cant beat a live shiner freeO O ther bait producing a bite includes live select shrimp A A nd tarpon fishing around A A nna M M aria I I sland is going strong. Both live and dead bait techniques are and move to the passes in the afternoon for the strong outgoing tides. Jim M Malfese at the R Rod & R Reel P Pier is seeing Spanusing small white jigs, such as speck rigs or crappie jigs, are catching Spanish mackerel in the 18-20 inch range. E E arly in the morning has been good, says M M alfese. But it seems the best time is during the strong tides when the bait is schooled up around the pier. bottom under the pier. M Mangrove snapper are being caught using the same method as for black drum, although most are barely legal in size. Small shiners are producing the snapper bite, but M M alfese feels we have a few weeks to wait before the larger snapper arrive. Jeff M M edley at the south bait shop on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge F F ishing P P iers says for good action, target plugs or small white jigs are catching macks up to 22 greenbacks under a popping cork. P Pompano still are being caught towards the beginning of the pier in shallower water. U U sing Loves lures pompano jigs, pier anglers are catching good numbers of pompano with most being at least 11 inches to the fork of the tail. C C obia were making a showing at the pier this past week. U Usually in pairs, you can spot these brown bombpier. M Medley suggests having a few hand-sized live pin30 pounds are being landed daily. targeting big catch-and-release snook in Sarasota Bay. Were catching decent numbers of snook, says Johnston. AAnd most of the ones were catching are over 30 inches. Hes using live shiners around mangrove islands with although schools of reds are a little hard to come by, hes still managing to catch a few for dinner. TThe reds are a little scattered, says Johnston, but were picking up a few here and there. Last but not least, Johnston is having good results catching keeper-sized trout. T Theres a lot of small trout, the dinner table. C C apt. Warren G G irle is targeting tarpon when winds and weather allow. F Fish are ranging 80-120 pounds. F For passes to get the bite. C C obia are making an appearance just off the beaches this past week and G Girle is capitalizing on this opportunity. We managed to catch two cobia in the 25-pound right up to the boat. I I n Sarasota Bay, G G irle is targeting spotted seatrout on or Berkley G Gulp shrimp on a jig head. TThe average size of the trout this week was 16-18 inches with the biggest coming in at 22 inches. While targeting seatrout, G G irle is hooking up with between trout catches. Jonny Keyes at I I sland D D iscount T T ackle is hearing about good action occurring around the nearshore reefs just west of A Anna M Maria I Island. Bottom species, includcaught on both live shrimp and shiners. C Cobia are being sighted in these same areas, so be ready to pitch a bait at the occasional bomber. M M oving offshore, Keyes reports good numbers of red snapper being caught in water depths of 120 feet. C C atch-and-release gag grouper action remains strong from depths of 40-plus feet. R R ed grouper are being caught

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26 JUNE 13, 2012 THE ISLANDER Obituaries FFIShHING CONTINUED FROM PAGE 25 FOR FREE HOME DELIVERY OF THE ISLANDER ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND* CALL 941-778-7978Sorry, we cannot deliver single copies to condominium units or mobile homes. Clara Franks C C lara F F ranks, 92, of Bradenton, died June 2. She was born in Bethlehem, P P a., and raised in E E lizabeth, N N .J. She moved to Longboat Key in 1952. and started a business on the key, F F ranks E E lectric C C enter. was one of the early air conditioning and heating companies in the area. T T heir company did work for many of the hotels on Longboat Key, and also St. Bernard C C atholic motels on the key, later known as Holiday Beach. She was a member of St. Bernard C Catholic C Church, serving several years as president of the Womens G G uild. She helped start the church rummage sale program, and was the coordinator for more than 50 years. She was a religion teacher and in 1956 started teacha.m. Wednesday, June 6, at St. Bernard C C atholic C C hurch, 248 S. Harbor D D rive, Holmes Beach. A A guild luncheon will follow. M Memorial contributions may be made to St. Bernard C Church, 248 S. Harbor D D rive, Holmes Beach F F L 34217. Brown & Sons F F uneral Homes & C C rematory 43rd Street C C hapel is in charge. O O nline condolences may be made at www.brownandsonsfuneral.com. M Mrs. F Frank is survived by daughters C Carol Bruorton and Barbara Scharold, grandchildren Laurie Burch and Kim Bruns, and three great-grandchildren.Michael A. Pieloch M Michael A A. P Pieloch, 90, of Bradenton, died M May 26. He was born MMay 11, 1922, in NNew York CCity. M M r. P P ieloch wintered on the I I slands in M M anatee C County for 10 years and for the past nine years was a resident of Bradenton, coming from EEast NNorthport, NN.Y. M M r. P P ieloch served with the U U .S. N N avy where he was involved in the invasion of the P Philippines and was stationed at P P earl Harbor along with several other duty stations during World War II II. F Following his military service, he worked as a machinist with R R epublic A A viation in F Farmingdale, NN.Y., from which he retired. He was a member of St. M Mary, Star of the Sea, C Catholic C C hurch on Longboat Key and the Kirby Stewart A A mer ican Legion P Post N No. 24 of Bradenton, and volunteered at the DDe Soto NNational MMemorial, Bradenton. Visitation was M M ay 31 at Shannon F F uneral Home Westview C C hapel, Bradenton. A A M M ass of C C hristian burial was celebrated June 1, at St. M M ary C C atholic C C hurch, Longboat Key. A A committal service at Sarasota N National C Cemetery included military honors by the UU.S. NNavy. M M emorial donations may be made to either St. M M ary, Star of the Sea, C C atholic C C hurch or D D e Soto N N ational M M emorial. C C ondolences for the family may be made online at www.shannonfuneralhomes.com. M M r. P P ieloch is survived by his wife of 65 years, C C onstance of Bradenton; son M M ark and wife Joyce of Bentonville, Va.; daughters Virginia N Novak of Babylon, N N.Y., and Victoria and husband R Randal P Platts of C Corneof choice. bag. Look for schools of jack crevalle cruising the trough in the early morning. M M eanwhile catch-and-release snook, spotted seatrout and some flounder are being caught around beach structure. F F inally, the silver king action remains consistent. Betsy N. Smith  Betsy N N Smith, 82, of A A n na M M aria, died June 5. She was born July 24, 1929, in CChicago.  She graduated in 1951 with a bachelor of arts degree from the U University of I Illinois. She married William K. Smith A A ug. 23, 1953, and they moved to M M ariemont, O Ohio, in 1956. M M rs. Smith was a 25-year G G irl Scout troop leader, as well as a C C ub Scouts den leader and coordinator at MMariEElders.T T he couple moved to A A nna M M aria in 1988 after visiting AMI AMI since the 1960s. She was active with the A Anna M Maria A Art League, I Island P Players, E E yeland N N eedlers A A nna M M aria I Island Historical Society and as a volunteer at DDesoto NNational MMemorial. A A celebration of life was to be held 2-4 p.m. T T uesday, A A ve. W., Bradenton. M M rs. Smith is survived by husband Bill; brother Victor N N ardi; son Ken and wife P P am; daughter Wendy; grandchildren William, Sutherland and Helen Smith and C Cody FFaulkner. SmithGilbert E. Baby Mora Jr. G Gilbert E E. Baby M Mora Jr., 70, of C Cortez, died June 9. He was born DDec. 2, 1941, in CCortez. M Mr. M Mora grew up in C Cortez and Bradenton Beach, providing for his family as a bait shrimper in the bay and area waters. Known by all as Happy P P appy, he was always of good humor with a ready smile for everyone. He was always surrounded by his grandchildren and truly lived life to the fullest. with his longtime friends. He knew the waters like the back of his hand and would have been out there every day if he could. He could take you to any spot on the water Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. T Thursday and service 10 a.m. F F riday, June 14-15, at Brown & Sons 43rd Street C C hapel, 604 43rd St. W., Bradenton. A A rrangements by Brown & Sons FFuneral Home. M M r. M M ora is survived by his wife of 50 years, M M uriel G Gigi; sisters Laura A Ann R Roak and Bonnie Scalzo; sons P Patrick, Blake and N Nicholas; daughters Keverly Sugden and A Ansley; and nine grandchildren. lius, N N .C C .; sister Virginia and husband James P P athe of R R ocklin, C C alif.; grandchildren M M ichael, Kimberley and T T racy; and four great-grandchildren.

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 13, 2012 27 org. $375,000. Fabulous, newly painted, 3BR/2BA, lakefront, pool home in Perico Isles. Only minutes from Florida`s most beautiful beaches of Anna Maria Island. Many upgrades in March 2012, new pool heater,, new pool cage, new hardwood oors, new washer-dryer, 5 new TVs, new ceiling fans, new furniture in every room and new dishes in kitchen, all included. Maintenance-free community offers gym, tennis courts, pool and clubhouse. Enjoy nearby Robinson Preserve, walking, biking trails, shing and kayaking. Call today, 941-447-1506. Island agent named to RE/MAX Top 10 MAX Alliance Group. His efforts have paid off pun intended as he was recently 10 in commissions received for the Group has 3,804 sales agents in the Florida region, putting Grooms in a select category of producers. Grooms said he was pleased to receive the ranking, but credited a hard-working staff as a tremendous asset in his sales efforts. For more information, call 941-920-5757.Islander launches biz Island resident Rita Payne wanted to start a business that would make a product people needed and at the same time help put women to work. She believes shes doing both with her new company RapPacs LLC, which employs women to manufacture covers for iPad, Kindle and smartphones. Not only are they made in America, but made solely in Florida, Payne says with pride. With the younger generation getting more hightech and expensive electronic communications devices, a cover to protect their gear is important, she said. The covers are perfect for kids who are constantly dropping their smartphones or other expensive devices. We tested the smartphone by dropping one inside a Island resident smartphones, iPads. All her products are made in said. Islander Photo: CourGulf Bay Realty of Anna Maria Inc. Jesse Brisson Broker Associate, GRI 941-713-4755 800-771-6043 Call Jesse Brisson941-713-4755ISLAND LIVING Oversized home on double lot. Spacious home with 2 masters, big closets, a bonus room that could be 4th bedroom. Storage, laundry room and pantry. Large yard leaves plenty of room for a pool. Walking distance to the beach,bay and trolley. Offered turnkey furnished. $319,000. 1 BLOCK TO THE BEACH A 2bed/2bath charming Florida home designed and built by Ruth Richmond in Holmes Beach. This updated home offers a 1-car garage, open plan, circular driveway, large deck, trellis and greenhouse, and sits on a large tropical lots with many mature plants. Room for a pool. Short Sale. $389,000. Gabe Buky Cell: 941-374-5772 www.teambukyrealestate.com201 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 1 Longboat Key FL 34228 Charles Buky Cell: 941-228-6086 ank you for your support in making our family No. 1 in sales in Manatee and Sarasota counties! Chamber announces June sunrise breakfast The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will Wednesday, June 13, at Kozy Kitchen, 5904 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Cost of the breakfast is $8 and members are encouraged to bring a guest. Reservations are required. To make a reservation, call 941-778-1541. Galatis rebuild marina restaurant Islander Photo: Rick Catlin cover from 12 feet high onto concrete and the phone still worked. I was delighted, she said. But its not just kids that drop and damage their tection, too. At the same time, Payne is pleased she can put women to work, both in the manufacturing process and through retail distributorships and sales. Shes donating 10 percent of the proceeds of her company as capital for micro-loans around the world to help other women entrepreneurs get started in business. The products can be viewed and ordered online at www.RapPacs.com. For more information, call Payne at 941-778-8650.Chamber membership drive reels in 7 The recent Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce membership drive resulted in seven new members joining the chamber, said Deb Wing, vice president of the chamber. The membership drive was great. A lot of members gave support and we gained seven new members and four more said they would join in the near future, Wing said. With many Island businesses already members, Wing said the membership drive was a good opportunity to tell And the new members were very impressed with what we do, she said. The chamber currently has 566 members, and about 70 of those are off-Island, Wing said. The only requirement to join is to be a business, she said. For more information, call 941-778-1541.

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