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FHP adds to MemoPage 2 Mainsail offers temPage 9 Page 22 News from the business Hoopster happenings AsTheWorld Terns focus on center. Page 6 Ranked Floridas Best Community Weekly by FPAAMI Chamber of Commerce 2012 Medium Business of the Year Meetings Op-Ed Happenings Streetlife PLEASE SEE PIER, PAGE 3The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.org VOLUME 22, NO. 31 JUNE 4, 2014 FREE PLEASE SEE BB ELECTION, PAGE 4 Mayors spouse stirs up Bradenton Beach commission raceBy Merab-Michal Favorite Islander Reporter If you ask Tjet Martin why shes running I want to stir things up a bit. The 52-year-old Chicago-area native did just that when she picked up a candidate registration packet from the Bradenton Beach Martin, who resides in Ward 4, plans to run for the commission seat held by incumbent Commissioner Jan Vosburgh. However, Martin is no ordinary candidate. She and her longtime life-partner, sometimes referred to as Bill Shearon, own, operate and reside at Linger vacation rental property on the Gulf of Mexico. be the mayor of Bradenton Beach? MartinBid protest holds up Bridge Street pier project Nathan Briggs and Bridge Street Pier Maria Island every year for summer he hopes to use the Islander Photo: Favorite By Merab-Michal Favorite Islander Reporter The city of Bradenton Beach may have the Historic Bridge Street Pier renovation. Progress on the reconstruction scheduled to begin this month was halted pendby companies that competed for the contract, but lost to a higher bidder. The investigation will focus on the validity of the complaints and analyze whether the and reject all bids, according to city attorney Ricinda Perry. Pac Comm Inc. of Miami and Tampa Bay Marine Inc. of Gibsonton are both formally contesting the commissions decision to award the contract to Sarasota-based panies that competed for the contract. Walter Sowa, the attorney representing the May 22 commission meeting, where according to Perry. Chris Theriot, general manager of Tampa stating his company should be awarded the contract by default because the two lowerpriced contractors failed to follow protocol. Mayor Bill Shearon said the results of the investigation will be brought to the comThursday, June 5, preceding the commissions regularly scheduled meeting. The city attorney is conducting the investigation, so we have all the facts and for a decision, Shearon said. tives from all three companies will have the opportunity to rebut and present evidence. The commission can then decide to hold an informal hearing, issue a written decision above the others based upon evidence and testimony presented at the May 22 meeting, and the professional opinion of the citys ing. Marine to the commission based on a bid evaluation matrix and a series of interviews they conducted prior to the May 22 meeting. The commission voted 3-2 with Commissioners Jan Vosburgh and Janie Robertson opposed to award the contract Although Pac Comm had the lowest a local preference, Gilbert said he had concerns with the companys projected duration By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter The Anna Maria Island Community Center may be forced to close in a few weeks for lack of funds. It is almost down Stiles said. Stiles scheduled a Save the Center town Wednesday, June 4, at the Anna Maria, to discuss the situation. Stiles said. operating account, Stiles said the center Public meeting June 4 called to Save the CenterCommunity Center faces Stiles PLEASE SEE CENTER, PAGE 3 Shearon Everyone has been asking, What about Sunshine? Martin said, referring to Floridas Government-in-the-Sunshine Laws, which prohibit officials from discussing matters that may come before them for a vote. The truth is, we have better things to talk about. Because the mayor serves as part of the commission and votes on matters, if Martin is elected, it would be illegal for them to discuss city topics with each other and other members of the commission in any setting other than a public forum. Scott Farrington, assistant supervisor of elections for Manatee County, said there is nothing in the election laws that would prevent Martin from running for the commission seat. We can only speak for the election laws, he said. Obviously there are ethical concerns in this situation, but there is nothing we can do to prevent her from registering. Martin said residents should not be concerned that the mayor would play favorites D-Day remembered. Page 19 Celebrating silver kings. Page 25 Beach Honors. Page 26

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LUNCH $ 7 39 DINNER $ 8 39 JUNE SPECIAL TAKE-OUT ONLY FHP holiday seat-belt checkpoint labeled chaoticBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Maybe a Good Samaritan will send the Florida The FHP didnt win many friends May 24 at the Palma Sola Causeway, also known as Manatee Avenue/ State Road 64, the morning of May 24, backed up trafvehicle drivers and passengers, FHP spokesman Lt. Bueno said it wasnt a checkpoint, but an inspection for use of life-saving seatbelts. Florida law under age 18 to wear a seat belt. Vehicles were stopped for an inspection that also included checking for auto registration, insurance papers and a valid drivers license, Bueno said. According to Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn and because of the FHP roadblock. happy that local law enforcement and the Manatee We were getting calls from people asking us whats going on and we didnt know anything, she said. We heard the backup was chaotic. Some who were driving to the island that mornresulted in a trip of two hours or more that typically Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer, whose city bore the brunt of telephone complaints about the backup, said it would have been nice if the FHP had called me in advance so I could have gotten the word out to residents of what to expect that Saturday. But I never heard anything about it. Everyone was shocked. Thanks, FHP. Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale was adamant that he had no advance warning, but should have. tee Avenue on Saturday. I found out from people asking Great timing, Speciale said. notice of the FHP operation. The day would have gone smoother if we had been given advance notice, he said. She said the FHP picked that day, knowing there didnt appear to care about the backup it caused. The FHP didnt get the complaints, we did, the mayor said. Some complained so much about wasting time sitting in a car headed to the beach, they said they would never come here again, she said. Bueno said the FHP sometimes issues notices about planned operations in an area to its local troop ers then notify local law enforcement of operations in their areas. been nice had they done so. County FHP, but said the FHP and MCSO often cooperate on an inter-agency basis. He did not want to say anything to jeopardize that cooperation and declined island on Manatee Avenue that morning was a bit chaotic. SueLynn said she would write to the local and district FHP commanders asking for an explanation of why island law enforcement agencies were not noti34th Street and further into the downtown area. Im not real happy right now, she said. Bueno said he did not know why a notice from local FHP commanders to Manatee County law inspection operated only from 8 a.m.-11 a.m. When the FHP on-site commander saw the backup on Manatee Avenue, he halted the operation, Bueno said. local notice was given. Fifteen tickets were written for seat-belt violations out of 31 tickets issued, Bueno said. Other tickets were for excessive window tinting, failure to have valid insurance or drivers license, or out-of-date license tag. Twenty-one warnings also were issued, Bueno said. Last week was buckle-up week statewide, so FHP troops were conducting checks of vehicles to ensure compliance with the seat belt law, Bueno said. He had no explanation why the causeway site was chosen for the operation, but SueLynn said a better description for a site might have been choke point the island. She said it was frustrating not having answers when people called her about the backup. And were supposed to work together, she said. We had nothing to do with this and knew nothing in advance, she said, with emphasis. Bueno said he did not know if the FHP planned a similar operation for the July 4 holiday. Local law enforcement agencies dont receive advance notice of every FHP operation, he said. Previous check points and inspections on the causeway also were without prior notice to the media.

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4 JUNE 4, 2014 THE ISLANDER if she wins the commission seat. Anyone who knows us knows that we are very different people with very different viewpoints, she said. We both feel strongly about our own opinions and they differ greatly. She and former planning and zoning board member of an agreement with ELRA Inc., allowing construction of a parking lot on a vacant parcel south of the BeacHhouse Restaurant. with Shearon as a complainant, and he the ELRA agreement was approved. He withdrew from the lawsuit after winning the mayors seat in the Martin said if she wins, she also would withdraw from the lawsuit and recuse herself from any related agenda items. If I dont win, Im not going to withdraw, she said. ELRA is a bully, and I dont tolerate bullies. Martin said she hopes her decision to run will prompt others to step up for public service. This city needs a healthy election, she said. Someone needs to run against the incumbent commissioners. They shouldnt just win by default. The Ward 2 commission seat term also is up in indicated he will seek re-election to a third term, but so far has no challenger. Both Straight and Vosburgh ran unopposed in Martin accused the current commission of trying to micromanage the city. She said given the opportunity, she would trust city employees to do their jobs. She also would like to see the city budget back in the black, after a recent audit determined the city spent more than it had taken in. Martin has called Bradenton Beach home for the past 11 years. She was one of eight children raised by factory She said she realized she was good at building things early on. Her mechanical talents earned her a job manufac turing machinery in an Illinois factory, a career she says she greatly enjoyed. However, it was cut short by a work-related injury. Martin was a server at a German restaurant when she met Shearon. He was a regular and basically swept me off my feet, she said. The couple became snowbird cruisers, living on a boat in Illinois during the summer and sailing to Longboat Key for the winter months. Eventually, they took root in Bradenton Beach and have lived there since. Martin currently serves on the Bradenton Beach Scenic Waves Committee. Candidate packets are available at the city clerks W., Bradenton. $96 for mayor, $48 for commission seat and obtain MeetingsAnna Maria City Bradenton Beach sion. Holmes Beach Manatee County cil. West Manatee Fire Rescue Of Interest Organization, Bradenton Beach City Hall. BB ELECTION Correction The Bradenton Beach Commission approved by a vote of 4-1 to raise the city stormwater tax 15 percent and eliminate stormwater tax exemptions. Commissioner Jan Vosburgh cast the opposing vote. A story in the May 28 edition of The Islander stated otherwise. Possible candidates pop up in Anna MariaBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter commission seats and that of the mayor may not be won by default. son, recently picked up election packets at city hall. anyone can pick up a packet, even for someone else. according to the Manatee County Supervisor of Elec tions website. Incumbent Commissioner Chuck nite maybe to seek another term, while Mayor SueLynn said she will announce her decision before June 9. on the ballot is noon June 9 to noon at the Manatee County Supervisor of A candidate must be a registered voter and verify two years of residency in the city. Anna Maria candidates election hall, Percycoe said. mayor is $96, while to seek a commission seat the fee pensation for the job.Zaccagnino to resign commission post-election Islander Reporter put his cards on the table. He announced he would run for mayor in the middle of his two-year term as commissioner, but held his cards on a replacement. It was his choice whether his replacement would be named by election or appointment by the remaining commissioners. He formally submitted his resignation letter to the city clerk at Holmes Beach City Hall May 29, stating his resignation would be effective following the organizational meeting nation means his vacant seat on the ment of two newly elected commissioners and two incumbents, commissioners Jean Peelen and Pat Morton. In addition to the mayoral post, the terms of Commission Chair Judy Titsworth and Commissioner Marvin Grossman has announced he will run for re-election. Titsworth said shes unsure whether she will run for mayor or commissioner, and is waiting to make her announcement to see if someone the mayoral race. Incumbent Mayor Carmel Monti has said he will not seek re-election. gnino picked up two candidate packets at city hall. One packet, he said, was for himself, and the other for to announce his or her candidacy. However, he did say the person is someone voters know. cagnino, adding, People ask me for advice before they Candidate packets are available at city hall and ing period, which opens at noon June 16 and closes at candidacy, declaring the position for which they are running, collect signatures from at least 15 registered voters in the city of Holmes Beach and open a cam paign account with an assigned treasurer. Prospective candidates also must complete a candency. and commissioners $64. Yetter Vosburgh Straight Titsworth Murphy

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 4, 2014 5 A Life Care Community brookdale.com Call 1-888-584-7180 for more information or to RSVP today! Tuesday, June 17 2 p.m. For those who appreciate theFINER THINGS IN LIFE. Sky lanterns: beautiful or dangerous?By Merab-Michal Favorite Islander Reporter Imagine standing in the sand with small waves lapping at your ankles and looking up to see hundreds of It really is a beautiful scene, said Christina Mathews, owner of Weddings by Christina, of Sun City. Sometimes when people are witnessing it for Mathews, who often coordinates weddings on Anna Maria Island, said the ceremonial release of aerial luminaries has gained popularity in recent years, especially during weddings and remembrance events. or doves, Mathews said. They also make for amazing pictures. Also known as Chinese lanterns, sky candles and ture hot-air balloons, made of lightweight rice paper and bamboo frames that are kept aloft by a burning candle and are made to disintegrate in the air. West Manatee Fire Rescue Chief Andy Price. When Just ask Suzi Fox, executive director of Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring and a resident of Bradenton Beach. Fox recently collected the charred remains of a half dozen aerial lanterns from her neighborhood the morning after a release at a beach wedding ceremony. Some ended up on roofs, others were in peoples backyards, she said May 22 during public comment at the commission meeting. They say they are environmentally friendly, but I dont think they are. Fox has started a grassroots movement to get the luminaries banned throughout the county. I would like to see the whole island on board with this, but Im starting out with the city I live in because this one was in my backyard, Fox said as she held up what was left of a lantern. didnt see the need initially to ban the luminaries, since ordinances were already in place prohibiting the use said. It seemed like a no brainer. The luminaires are addressed on a state level enforcement issues. attributed to them four years ago. oats and another got entangled in some Australian them both out. with several island businesses associated with events about the lanterns. I thought we had an understanding that the lanterns were not allowed, but people continue to release them, he said. organizations within the county get together. I think we are going to need a countywide ban usually go out over the water, but out east there is land major damage. Aerial luminaries have gained popularity in the United States and are sometimes released during

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6 JUNE 4, 2014 THE ISLANDER Opinion Our JUNE 4, 2014 Single copies free. Quantities of ve or more: 25 cents each. Opinion YourHave your say We welcome and encourage your timely comments on topics, columns and editorials in The Islander. Send letters by email to news@islander. org Online readers may comment on top stories on The Islander website at www.islander.org. Also, The Islander has an active Facebook community of more than 2,700 users. To join the conversation, like The Islander on Facebook. Single copies free. Quantities of ve or more: 25 cents each. Single copies free. Quantities of ve or more: 25 cents each. Publisher and Editor Editorial Contributors Jesse Brisson Will Corr Advertising Director Production Graphics Of ce Staff Distribution (All others: news@islander.org)Thanks The recently completed beach renourishment project made our beaches much more enjoyable. However, the hump at the waters edge had become almost impossible to climb over. This past Sunday was particularly bad and I had to get help to get back to my beach chair. And I was not the only one. But by May 19, I had no trouble at all, thanks to Manatee Countys beach crew. They had graded the hump so it was easily negotiated by beachgoers. My thanks to the county and its crew for considering the limitations of all the islands senior citizens. Jack Wilhelm, Holmes BeachSave our center So it comes to this. The Anna Maria Island Community Center is out of money. Nearly. And Im not sure why. cant funds to donate on the island to carry the debt through the summer and beyond. But heres what I know. Its not the fault of the new director on the job only 13 months. Its not due to the economy. And the problem didnt come about in the past year. The centers debt has been deepening for eight years but its been hushed. Apparently, no one wanted you or us to know. But give credit to the new director for bringing the problem to light. The centers board of direcfound few solutions. The bank holding the building mortgage may not be willing to negotiate further. According to Dawn Stiles, the newcomer director, she was aware the center was in the red on taking the job. But she wasnt aware how long the debt had been festering. And it is owed to the new building. It was promoted as a new center for you and me, in a time of excess money. Big donors and big donations. It was before the real estate bubble on AMI burst, and pre-recession. Stiles says the center was solidly in the black before the new building. Then, in 2006, the mortgage came on the books, and took its toll. The promises and potential of a new center were unmet. So here we are. The center is all but broke and busted. It has only the funds to operate $60,000 for a month. It would take $60,000 worth of fundraising every month to keep operating at the present rate. While there are people stepping up and writing checks, it hardly seems possible or prudent to continue operating beyond our means. the sort of funding thats required. So put on your thinking cap. Decide what you want from your community center in the future. Think about how we go forward and attend the Save our Center meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Do we throw money at the problem and worry later about why? Or do we reassess? Is there some way to make this building work for this community? Rallying to rescue the center Ten years ago our community rallied together to fund the construction of a new community center that would be able to provide the services that were desperately needed on this island. Children needed adequate care facilities. Teens needed a safe place to go after school. Families needed a place to receive counseling. Adults needed health and wellness activities. All of this and more has been accomplished and is available today at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, thanks to the support and hard work of this community. Last year, the center provided more services than had ever been offered, and more scholarships were given to children and families in need than ever before. Unfortunately, while the need has continued to increase, donations have consistently fallen. It is time for us all to come together and remember that we are still a community. If we want our children to have the opportunity to grow up in a facility that so many of us have enjoyed, then we need to stand together now. We must all to decide what the future will be for the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Will it remain and grow as an integral part of the island? And if so, how will it be supported? A community meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., What do we want from our community center? I know that I want better communications and less secrecy going forward. I want to see a united staff, ready to roll up sleeves and work with Stiles for a better center. And I want to see the board tackle government funding in the sunshine. I want to see the folks who gave from their hearts for the new building, stepping up to see that we can maintain it for the future. I know that if you ask the folks whove been here long enough to remember, theyd say, Give us back the youth center. We have to save it, but, please, give us back the days when it really was all about the kids. Bonner Joy Anna Maria. The purpose of the meeting is to share and to listen. We look forward to seeing all of you who can attend. Scott Rudacille, chair, Anna Maria Island Community Center board of directors

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 4, 2014 7 Headlines from June 2, 2004Temps and Drops on AMI Date Low High Rainfall May 25 73 90 0.11 May 26 70 90 0.42 May 27 71 86 0.72 May 28 71 86 0 May 29 71 87 0 May 30 71 87 0.15 May 31 70 89 0.41 Average area Gulf water temperature 83.824-hour rainfall accumulation with reading daily at approximately 5 p.m. Wed love to mail you the news! We mail The Islander weekly for a nominal $54 per year. We also offer online e-edtion subscriptions a page-by-page view of the weekly news for only $36 per year, but you must sign up online. Its the best way to stay in touch with whats happening on Anna Maria Island. We bring you all the news about three city governments, community happenings, people features and special events even real estate transactions everything you need if your heart is on Anna Maria Island. If you dont live here year-round, use this form to subscribe for yourself or someone else. BULK MAIL U.S. SUBSCRIPTION (allow 2 weeks for every weeks delivery) 1 year: $54 3-6 Months: $36 1-3 Months: $24U.S. FIRST CLASS AND CANADIAN MAIL SUBSCRIPTION 1 year: $160 3-6 Months: $98 1-3 Months: $54 Single Issue: $5 FIRST CLASS MAIL, U.S. ONLY, maximum four weeksMAIL TO: ______________________________________________________________ ADDRESS _____________________________________________________________ CITY ____________________________ STATE __________ ZIP _________________ Credit card: d u No. ___________________________________________ Name shown on card: _____________________________ Exp. Date ___________ Credit card billing address: ______________________________________________ MAIL START DATE: _____________________________________________________ THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND SINCE 1992 CHARGE BY PHONE 941.778.7978 ONLINE (secure server) www.islander.org E-MAIL subscriptions@islander.org 10 years ago also resigned, citing differences with the commission. The commission dismissed the city attorney and planner. Grizzle worked for 11 years in the citys administrative department. nounced dead at Blake Medical Center in Bradenton after he stopped breathing while scuba diving spokesperson said Terrells diving companions notiwhere EMS was waiting. parking plan, Anna Maria commissioners agreed they were unable to agree on paid-permit parking, partial permit parking or paid parking for visitors. Resident Bill Garcia said the commission needed to take some action on paid parking, as Lakewood Ranch developers were building thousands of homes and telling new arrivals the beach was only minutes away. 407 Ma gnolia A v e Anna Mar ia, FL 34216 (941)-778-1908 *Cal l t o r eser v e y our tic k e ts* Satur da y June 7t h7 :00 pm Anna Mar ia Island Comm unity Center Advertising sponsored as a community service: Applause!Please, join us and our friends some of the veterans featured in Rick Catlins Greatest Generation, Forgotten Generation and Our Vietnam Generation columns at this great concert. Its free, and they deserve your applause, as do all our military service people. on his earbuds! which I may soon introduce was a unicycle. The circus families have been in the area for decades. Why havent they started tours on the island? Heaven forbid you pull your car into the general store and try to get out. Backing out of there is like playing Russian roulette and the tourists have during peak tourist season. I drop my daughter off at the preschool on Pine every morning, so I am at the top of my game. But a day like this was like getting to level 15 on the video game. People came at me from every direction, at various speeds and multiple levels of aggression and enthusiasm. It was a sight to be seen kind of like that moment you turn and head up Main Street into the Magic Kingdom. mail and detoured back up Spring Avenue to get to Maybe next time Ill play it totally safe and take the free trolley. Navigating Pine Avenue or playing Frogger? CORR BELIEFFrogger pops up on PineBy Will Corr Islander columnist One beautiful March day while dropping I decided to drive down Pine Avenue to the post With my shades on and my windows down, the my left arm propped up on the edge of my trucks door as I began my peaceful little cruise through the city of Anna Maria. Suddenly, I saw a local trying to make his way around the big Coca-Cola delivery truck at a jammed up intersection. With his horn a honkin off probably late for work. In the meantime, a freshly sunburned family of six had become offended by the annoyed local as they tried to make their way to the public beach. Their little pull-along wagon was loaded down with all the beach gear you could ever imagine, and much of it was falling on the shell sidewalk behind them, leaving a trail of fun stuff. After making it past the Coke commotion, I continued my trek up Pine and my eyes opened wide to a sea of confusion before me. It was as if I was in the old video game Frogger! Within two blocks, I passed cars, bikes, double bikes, bikes with kid attachments, bikes with multiple kids riding behind in a little chariot, electric bikes, a four-wheel bike/cart contraption, tricycles, motorcycles, scooters, Segways, skateboards, electric skateboards, Rollerblades and a stray dude cruising along on old-school roller skates. He was

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Lost kids, parking problems mar Bradenton Beach holiday Illegal parking tops HBPDs Memorial Day problemsBy Merab-Michal Favorite Islander Reporter There werent enough tickets in the city of Bradenton Beach to cite the number of illegally parked cars ran out of paper after writing citations for 54 parking violations. People were parked on sea oats, sand dunes and everything else, Mayor Bill Shearon said. Basically if there was enough space for a car, a car was parked there. It didnt seem to matter if it was a designated parking place or not. The parking chaos in Bradenton Beach stemmed from a variety of concurrent happenings, including missing children, missing parking bollards and missing from the Bradenton Beach shoreline, which was When children go missing, everything else goes on hold, Police Chief Sam Speciale said. We have a protocol with our tactical team and lifeguards and we need every foot on the ground looking for those kids. While all the children were eventually accounted parked cars. Part of the parking problem stemmed from the unexpected removal of a steel gate that limited access between lots and several bollards wooden posts used the parking lot of the county-owned park for aesthetic purposes. Shearon said no one at city hall was aware the bollards had been removed. We just wished they would have consulted the city before removing the bollards, Shearon said. I have no idea why they picked that weekend of all weekends to remove them, but it was a mess. Beach between members of two rival street gangs that resulted in several injuries and arrests. The county, city and MCSO worked together to have the bollards installed in order to limit vehicles minimize cruising, a common practice of gangs and drug dealers. patrols on holidays. Speciale said his department had reserve offia small group of deputies from the Manatee County more help from the county then what it got. We were expecting more MCSO assistance and that did not materialize, he said. every time there is a beautiful day at the beach. We are a small city with minimal resources, he sands of people. We were burdened and overwhelmed with high-priority incidents. Shearon said the parking lot situation created a hazard by preventing the usual access to emergency vehicles. Thank God, we didnt have an emergency because Park), Shearon said. Shearon said he is working with the county to get all the kinks worked out of the system before July 4. By Merab-Michal Favorite Islander Reporter Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer got reactions he hadnt expected while handing out tickets People were actually happy to receive the tickets, he said. They thought of it as a $35 charge for parking. Getting a ticket basically guaranteed beachgoers a decent parking spot for the rest of the day. Once theres a ticket on the windshield, we dont give them another one, Tokajer said. So they can basically stay there as long as they want. In Bradenton Beach, owners of illegally parked vehicles arent so lucky; they receive a ticket every two hours until they move it, according to Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale. However, the number of tickets distributed by the in Holmes Beach. Tokajer said his department issued weekend. It was the most we have given out all year, he said. Tokajer said the biggest problem areas in the city along Manatee Avenue near the beach, and at the beach-end streets, where many vehicles were doubleand triple-parked. to Tokajer. Officers aided disgruntled beachgoers who and businesses. However, parking wasnt the only problem during the weekend. The evening of May 26, three crashes occurred within a short span of time that resulted in hours of Holmes Beach. The first crash was a three-car pileup, which occurred at the intersection of Manatee Avenue and The vehicles were traveling east through the interthough the light was green. The last vehicle crashed into the rear of the second, causing the pileup. gency medical services, it took police an hour to clear the scene, according to the crash report. ger in the Toyota was transported to Blake Medical Center via EMS with minor injuries, the crash report said. Anna Maria Island Bridge, where Florida Highway Patrol wrote the report, which was still not available at press time for The Islander. bers of cars to pass in one lane, but the bridge and the roads had not fully cleared before the storm hit. Tokajer said he plans to beef up patrol units and issue tickets during the upcoming July 4 holiday.

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 4, 2014 9 Mainsail submits temporary parking plan Mon 10-6, Tue-Thu 9-8, Fri-Sat 9-9, Sun 9-8 www.thebeachshopboutique.com NEXT TO TYLERS ICE CREAMTHE BEACH SHOP We moved to Cortez from the Manatee Beach! Dees Huge Summer SaleAll clothing & swimwear for men, women & children. All jewelry, including turquoise. All hats & sandals All gifts & souvenirs.*BEACH SUPPLIES NOT INCLUDED3070% Off! City of Holmes Beach 5801 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217 Your family probably uses a variety of chemical products in your home, yard and garden. Many contain hazardous chemicals and, when we no longer want these products, they become hazardous waste. Hazardous materials can be dropped off at the following locations: WHAT ARE HAZARDOUS HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS? HB overow parking plan passes holiday test Islander Reporter The holiday weekend was the test run for over Manatee Avenue to a bank parking lot, according to Holmes Beach Congestion Committee Chair Carol Soustek. Over the three-day period, it worked well. It was slow and then it picked up, said Soustek. The city recently entered an agreement with Hanthrough the week after business hours. The city also purchased insurance for the use of the lot. that stood out, indicating its availability to beachgoers. She worked with the city maintenance department on a few signs. However, she said she realized too late that the signs could not be placed in the county parking lot at the beach without a permit. Instead signs were placed in the city easement. She also said signs were placed in the bank parking lot directing people through the parking lot to the beach access. Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer said his department directed cars to the lot. He reported and 15 autos May 26. Soustek said its only a matter of time until word gets out about the bank parking lot. I didnt see any problems with it, and I didnt hear any problems with it, said Soustek. Hancock Bank will continue to be used for over during the week. Islander Reporter Better late than never. As the Holmes Beach city commission readies to 24, a plan for temporary parking passed through their hands May 29. operating from the Mainsail marina was brought for ward by Commission Chair Judy Titsworth. According to Titsworth, patrons of the charter and tour boats based at the marina have been parking in surrounding business lots. Titsworth resides on Sunrise Lane on the south side of the project. City clerk Stacey Johnston said in addition to the already operating boats, some boats may be operat applications are pending to rent slips at the marina. The commission tasked Tom OBrien, superintendent of public works, with contacting Mainsail Lodge planners and setting a deadline to establish a temporary parking plan before any construction begins. Titsworth also cited safety concerns with parking in the grass, which is surrounded by 2to 3-foot tall rebar markers for utilities and foundation pilings. The concerns were directing people around construction. The changes here are to add precautions for public safety, said OBrien. The parking will be reloTitsworth had concerns for the citys obligation to public safety related to the temporary parking plan. OBrien said the citys obligation is to observe and advise of safety hazards, and it was the responsibility of the property owners and what their liability insurance dictates to ensure safety. The parking plan distributed to commissioners included a rope fence between the parking spaces and the marina. The plan has 25 parking spaces to accommodate is one parking space for three boat seats. Johnston cautioned commissioners that the tem porary plan was based on the permitted charter boats and does not account for the boats operating without clearance or the pending applications for other charter operators. Tom and staff need to work together to make sure they dont rent more slips, or more seats are added. said city attorney Patricia Petruff. The commission also asked OBrien about facili ties for patrons during operation hours. He replied that is open until the last charter returns for the day. According to Petruff, under the settlement agree The commissioners will review the site plan at their 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, meeting at city hall,

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 4, 2014 11 ongoing events, activitiesThrough Auditorium, 1005 First Ave. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 888-674-0107. Wednesdays Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130. Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-7783209. South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209. 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Thursdays Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341. 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209. Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 312-315-6212. Fridays Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Fee may apply. Information: 941-962-8835. Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-0784. Saturdays S A L E A A L L Free popcorn! Corner Rack (intersection of gulf and marina) You asked for it, you got it! Signature Signature 5311 gulf drive holmes beach941.778.5400 acquaaveda.com hair skin nails massagefeel beautiful today 50% OFF WE MOVED TWO DOORS OVER! 8110 CORTEZ RD. W. All in-stock Citizen watches. CELEBRATING 32 YEARS IN BRADENTON! Island happenings ongoing events, activities meeting, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1383. 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209. ing, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341. Mondays munity Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. Information: 941-778-0414. board meeting, Fishermens Hall, 4515 123rd St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-254-4972. meeting, 5801 33rd Ave. Court Drive W., G.T. Bray Park, Bradenton. Information: 941-779-4476. Tuesdays Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Bridge Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044. Send announcements of ongoing activities, as well as updates to schedules, to calendar@islander.org. Also, if you coordinate events for your group, please let The Islander know of any changes to details.Popcorn and a movie Olive Oil Outpost hosts play performance A performance of Wine, Bites and A Bottle of Vodka will take place at the Anna Maria Olive Oil The Theatre Odyssey will stage the reprise of the winner of its ninth annual Ten-Minute Play Festival Friday, June 6, at the Pine Avenue store. The evening will begin and end with heavy appetizers and wine. For more information or reservations, email kelly@oliveoiloutpost.com or call the store at 941896-3132.Senior Adventures celebrates 5th anniversary tures group that meets weekly for an outing or an activThe celebration will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, June 6, at the community dock at the south end of 123rd Street in Cortez. An announcement said, In appreciation to all who have participated and all who have helped in many will be provided and guests will receive tickets for door prizes. It has truly been a great adventure so, please, join us in the celebration. Most Fridays, the Senior Adventures group which always is open to new members meets at the Annie Silver Community Center in Bradenton Beach for an activity at the center or to carpool to a destination. For more information on the party, call Pat Gentry, the former organizer for Senior Adventures, at 941962-8835.Island Players award scholarships The Island Players theatrical group presented its uates bound for college. The awards are named for Harrell, a longtime IP board member and contributor. An announcement said the students demonstrated outstanding talent in the arts and who have been accepted in institutions of higher learning. applicants and received the honors May 28 from the scholarship committee at the players annual board meeting. She plans to attend State College of Florida. versity. For more information about the Island Players, go online to www.theislandplayers.org.

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 4, 2014 13 Presenting the colors, saluting the service WMFR to hold bene t for 2-year-old boy West Manatee Fire Rescue volunteers will hold a money for the treatment of a 2-year-old boy needing treatment for a brain tumor. The boy, Cooper Vollmer, is the nephew of a WMFR lieutenant. He underwent testing in late his brain and extending to his brain stem. of chemotherapy. His supporters say the best scenario is that the treatment stops the tumor from growing. The breakfast will be served 8 a.m.-noon at the old Cooper Vollmer has a brain tumor and needs Islander Courtesy Photo waiting for boys SPRING FUN SPECIAL 10% OFF ANY Golf Academy GOLF CLUB www.imgacademygolfclub.com 4350 El Conquistador Pkwy Bradenton, FL 34210 DONT MISS OUT ON THE GREAT GOLF FOR A GREAT RATE! includes GPS enabled cart, and complimentary practice balls! need a good laugh? visit the emerson quillin signature store. humor, art, gifts Come help us help Cooper.Pancake Breakfast Benefit 8-NOON 2 DAYS Saturday & Sunday June 7-8Manatee Fire & Rescue Volunteers will host a benchemo and medical care at 201 Second St. N. -behind Bradenton Bradenton Beach. @ 941-735-1357 Community Connections holding soiree Community Connections, an organization for island residents recently started up by Sissy Quinn of the Anna Maria Island Preservation Trust, has put a summer soiree on the calendar. The event will take place at 6 p.m. Monday, June Bob and Carol Carter of Anna Maria will host the event. The soiree will be a mixer for guests to meet and connect, including refreshments and appetizers. The admission price is a tax deductible donation of your choice to AMIPT. To RSVP, contact Quinn by email at tampabay.rr.com

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14 JUNE 4, 2014 THE ISLANDER THE LAW OFFICES OF H ardin, Pratt & Ball, P.A. Conveniently Located on Anna Maria Island Holmes Beach Our lovely patients, Gordon and Ruthacclaimdentalcare.com A PRIVATE FAMILY DENTAL PRACTICE 941.795.6535$599 CROWN SPECIAL2 or More Molars Only!We use a local dental lab with over 30 years experience in the Bradenton Area. OFFER EXPIRES JUNE 25, 2014 Paid parking: Sticky issue, old conceptBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Anna Maria Commission Chair Chuck Webb told parking that discussion of the issue has been going on for months and were not getting anywhere. But the idea for some form of paid parking in the city has been around for years, if not decades. An articommission failed to agree on a paid parking plan. Todays commissioners have agreed with the concept, with details to be hashed out later. However, the details often cause division. working up an islandwide system for paid parking, but Commissioner Carol Carter said Anna Maria should press forward. We need to take the lead. Otherwise, well talk forever, she said. weekend, I was at the pier at 9 a.m. and people were unloading beach gear at the city pier lot and it looked like they were staying all day. As long as we have free parking and that beach is there, its an attraction and people will come, he said. If the pier lot and nearby spaces are full, many people park wherever they want, even if its illegal, Copeland said. Webb asked for commission consensus for city staff to prepare a draft ordinance for fees and permits to park. We can add the details as we discuss the ordi nance, he said. Woodland wanted to keep it simple. He also said hes received complaints from residents who say deputies are not doing enough to enforce the existing parking regulations. Mayor SueLynn disagreed. She said issuing parking tickets is not the primary job of deputies and there arent enough deputies to patrol every city street in search of parking violations. She told Woodland that deputies issued 99 parking tickets May 4-18. So, please, dont say deputies are not doing their job, SueLynn said. Woodland said he was happy with law enforcement. He was only repeating some of the complaints hes heard. Webb agreed with SueLynn that deputies should not be the primary law enforcement that issues parking tickets if paid parking is instituted. He suggested additional staff to ticket for parking violations. Woodland disagreed with any suggestion for increasing the cost of a parking ticket or adding staff. If you think we can do this without more staff, youre mistaken, Webb said. should review the paid parking ordinances at other to the commission. Webb said its his understanding most Florida beach resorts have some form of paid parking. Commission consensus was that some type of permit parking is needed. Residents would be exempt from paying for the permit. Proof of residency can come from the address on a drivers license, a utility bill, a signed lease for more than six months, a voter registration card or a homestead deed, commissioners agreed. A discussion on towing and fees ensued, but Woodland said, Thats still getting too complicated. Woodland also said that issuing permits would be an administrative nightmare, especially on weekends, when no one is at city hall. Webb said the discussion was getting hung up on too many details, and some matters, such as the cost of a permit, could be done by resolution. The consensus is that we have a framework for staff to give us a draft ordinance, in consultation with Some residents at the meeting agreed paid parking should be pursued, but several who spoke opposed having deputies as the primary source for issuing tickets. Resident Marsha Lindsay defended the MCSO deputies, saying they always come when she calls about parking on Oak Avenue. She wondered if the Manatee County Tourist Were providing all this money for them. If they are going to push island tourism, they can pay for meter maids, she said. ing the wrong people responsible, she said. The overadvertisement of Anna Maria Island for visitors has worked too well, she said. Lindsay, a longtime city resident, said parking has city. But I do agree with your efforts. Keep trying. Its better than doing nothing. Woodland said he thought it was too early to prepare an ordinance, but Webb and the other commissioners said there has already been too much talk. planner Alan Garrett and try to have a rough outline of an ordinance ready for the commission meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 12. I hope we have something in place by July 4, the mayor said. Correction In the May 28 story about the stalled park in Anna said he did not think city residents would use the area as a family park.Elected ofcials meet for urban study presentationBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn, who is organizing the presentation. Key and town Mayor Jim Brown said the study was received by our residents with enthusiasm. The Longboat Key study proposed areas the city could improve upon, Brown said. plan for the future, deal with common issues, what is needed in the cities, and what laws and plans should be a three-city effort, SueLynn said. The study also would focus on the impact of tourism. whether one city or three cities are involved, according to SueLynn. She said because the study would be related to tourism, she will ask the Manatee County Tourist

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This is our long-awaited 31st Street drainage project, said Tom OBrien, superintendent of public works. the project. The city will pay the entire cost for the project initially, and will be reimbursed after completion. The city funds its share of the improvements through a stormwater assessment on properties. OBrien said the city has entered similar agreements with Swiftmud multiple times in the past. Trash talk is recycled by Holmes Beach commission Islander Reporter Finally recycling has made it to the top of the trash heap in Holmes Beach. Holmes Beach Commissioner Pat Morton, who is the Waste Management liaison for the city, said May Waste Management that could include recycling carts for customers. The city-WM contract is set to expire June 15, and sion meeting to discuss contract details. Morton wants large, recycling carts, as opposed to the smaller totes in use now, as a part of the contract. Morton said the carts would be similar to those used in Anna Maria, and that recyclers in the city have Other commissioners asked about bids for the contract, recycling at rental units and the possibility of aligning a contract with the other cities to consolidate services. ago. We didnt get to add anything to the contract, and I was told if we went out to bid it would cost tens of with Waste Pro. Bradenton Beach went from providing its own garbage collection service to a contract with Waste Pro several years ago. ing containers, missed pick-ups and the lack of sidedoor service. Side-door service for trash pickup is currently It is not an option for recycling totes, which must be placed curbside. tainers is not a Waste Management issue, but rather a matter of capacity. He also said missed pick-ups at beach access points usually are due to crowded streets and the inability of the trucks to reach the bins. Islandwide contract? Morton told commissioners to go out for bid, the city would need to hire a consultant, which has been City attorney Patricia Petruff disagreed. She felt the city could go out for bids without hiring a consultant, and the commission agreed. Vice Chair Jean Peelen, sitting in for Chair Judy Titsworth, who was absent, suggested adding a clause into a new contract allowing the city to consolidate services with Anna Maria and/or Bradenton Beach. Its going to be impossible, said Morton. agree its going to be impossible. Maybe its up to us to make a standard or a new way of doing things. Petruff said the consolidation of services as a clause in the contract would be the hard way. The easier way, she said, would be to align the city-WM contract expiration with other cities and reach out to them. A new look Morton said the comingled carts for recycling will Holmes Beach customers already have totes, but there are problems with rental units not using them and lems simply because they are larger. They also have lids preventing garage from blowing out of them. However, he said, it would take a year after the contract is signed to get the new carts, and for Waste Management to put a single-stream recycling truck in operation. Thats my big thing. We have a huge rental industry and Im not going to be happy until thats Morton said two of the largest vacation rental companies removed recycling totes from their units because it was too labor intensive for their help to return the totes from the curb. Petruff suggested making recycling mandatory by ordinance, as well as returning the totes, or carts, from the curb to the house. If we make recycling mandatory and make the pickup of those bins, cans, whatever they are, mandatory, every one of those rental houses will have to provide the person to do that, Petruff said. was more appropriate. ing extra trash bins at vacation rentals with more than four bedrooms, and making rental agencies pay for it. Morton said it makes more sense to watch for problems rather than regulate by the numbers of bedrooms. A representative from Waste Management said they attended the meeting to listen to the discussion with the intent of coming to an agreement. Commissioners agreed to create a list of needs to send to Waste Management to be included in a possible contract.

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18 JUNE 4, 2014 THE ISLANDER Community notices, events The Islander welcomes notices of your events and projects on Anna Maria Island and encourages you to submit both news and photographs on a regular basis. Send press releases and photos with detailed captions to news@islander.org. Remember to include complete contact information for more information and for publication. 5608 Marina Drive Holmes Beach 941.896.7898 FULL-SERVICE REPAIRDomestic & Import HOLMES BEACH AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE F Electr T une-Ups Brak es & More 5333 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach at the corner of Gulf & Marina Drives 941-779-0487 W W H H E E R R E E S Y O U R C O M F O R T Z Z O O N N E E ? ? Quarterly Pest Control: $20/month.Call 941.747.6677www.southerngreens.net WE TWEET TOO @ami_islander @ami_islander LIFE AUTO HOME BOAT BUSINESS Flags announce beach conditions at 2 WMFR stations By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter In the words of the song Southern Cross, cowritten by Tampa native Stephen Stills, I have my conditions at Anna Maria Island beaches. Flags will be flown at those stations to advise people if the beaches are open for swimming, or if caution is needed when they reach the shoreline, said Capt. Tom Sousa, WMFR director of training. updated throughout the day if conditions change. The lifeguard stations at Manatee Public Beach and the water conditions, Sousa said. WMFR wanted to do something in conjunction with continues through June 8. Sousa said the stations also will post a sign advisto the public. strong currents. moderate surf and currents. calm conditions, but bathers should still use caution. the waters are entirely safe for bathers. An informed public is essential to maintaining tive of this initiative is to make citizens aware of the need to be safe while in and near the water, Sousa said. 1555.HB commission cleared of alleged shade meeting violation Islander Reporter Holmes Beach commissioners met in the shade to discuss a tree house lawsuit, but no Sunshine violation was found. Holmes Beach commissioners held a meeting over the tree house on the beachfront of Angelinos Sea Lodge, 2818 Ave. E, Holmes Beach. The meeting, closed to the public, was called a shade meeting, a play on the states broad public record laws, known as the Sunshine Law. the tree house, alleged the shade meeting violated the Sunshine Law. the case after Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer recused himself from the investigation. Scholer at the direction of Bradenton Police Chief Michael Radzilowski. The city was cleared by Scholer of any wrongdoing, and the report was submitted to the state attorneys called by Petruff to discuss litigation strategy related to the tree house, which has since been found to be in violation of city codes and state laws. Shade meetings can be considered an allowable exemption to the Sunshine Law if the meeting is a litigation strategy session between the attorney and client. The meetings are limited to guidance of the legal team in cost and settlement strategy. they become public record once the case is closed. The city is still waiting on the conclusion of cases seeking to declare owners Lynn Trans and Richard Hazens petition to retain their beachfront tree house, despite numerous violations. The couples appeal of the code enforcement boards order to remove the structure or rectify its non-compliant status also are pending action in the courts. The most recent development in the case was a by the city until the legal proceedings are concluded. Bradenton to welcome Florida all-stars urday, June 14. Pittsburgh Pirates, is hosting the Florida State League All-Star Game. To celebrate, the ballclub and the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau have a busy The inaugural Pirates and Princesses 5K Home place Friday, June 13. The 5K race will start on Old Main Street, run along the Bradenton Riverwalk and return to Old Main. Race participants will receive a commemorative T-shirt and a ticket voucher for the all-star game. Early registration can be completed at McKThe race will be followed by the Main Street Plunder after-party on Old Main Street. The day of the game, the gates will open at session featuring players from both teams. There also will be live music by Matthew Huff. Eight Florida State League All-Stars will compete as well, as various targets will be placed on the will trigger fan giveaways. Games. will be followed by a postgame concert and afterparty on the outfield boardwalk at McKechnie Field. Single game tickets can be purchased online at

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 4, 2014 19 City of Holmes Beach 5801 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217 PUMP & SPRINKLERCOR TEZSUPP LY OPEN T O THE PUBLIC We supply all your irrigation needs. 8700 Cortez Road W., Bradenton JUNE TIP: Consider rain barrels to capture roof runoff water. CHRISTIES PLUMBINGRESIDENTIAL / COMMERCIAL778-3924 OR 778-44615508 MARINA DRIVE, HOLMES BEACH LOCAT ED IN THE BACK OF THE BUILDING REP (CFC1426596) OPEN SA Remembering the heroes of D-Day, 70 years agoCommentary By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter erans of World War II, the Korean War and, recently, the Vietnam War. The WWII vets, known as the Greatest Generation, are few now, but some island WWII vets remember mandy, France. recall what that day meant to them and the free world. British and Canadian soldiers, with a few Poles and and invasion was considered the only way to force a surrender. The invasion took more than two years to plan. In in Europe would be over. Holmes Beach resident Al Fernandez was a radio during 1944. He would not be in the actual landings, We all knew the big day was coming soon and everyone said they wanted to be in on it. We werent going to land, but we got our bombing mission the one was excited to be part of the invasion, Fernandez recalled. Even some of the ground troops tried to buy their way onto a plane, just so they could say they were in on it. I never saw so many guys willing to pay for the chance to get killed. German anti-aircraft or Luftwaffe resistance en route to France, but he recalls the incredible sight of the entire channel. It was an amazing sight. I knew this was the start of the end of the war. I started tearing up, thinking, This was it, this was the day everyone had talked about the past two years. I thought about those dog faces who wouldnt come back. It was a day Ill never forget. It was exciting, but sad. Korean War veteran Gene Ciliberti, who was too young for WWII service, recalled hearing about the Everyone was thrilled. We were just young kids, but we knew this was the big battle. Of course, all of us talked tough about how, if we were over there, wed Ciliberti said his parents were glued to the radio, listening to Edward R. Murrow broadcast from London about the invasion. Churches opened and people went to services, even though I think it was a weekday. It was all anyone talked about. The invasion was on. We never gave it a thought that it might not work. Me and my pals were upset that now the war would be over before we were old enough to join up. Ciliberti, however, would be old enough when the Korean Perico Island resident Bob Jennison, who died sevInfantry Regiment, made famous in the book Band of Brothers by Stephen Ambrose. 6, 1944, and believed he would not live through the day. As I remember his story, he always said he wasnt a hero, but he served with a company of heroes. The division landed at Omaha Beach and fought the bloodiest battle of the day. wouldnt make it. He was right. interviewed him. He told me the movie The Longest Steven Spielberg movie Saving Private Ryan and one would see the real horror of combat. no Allied army put a gun to a soldiers head and said refused to go. He might have been court-martialed and heard any story about anyone who refused to go. But why did they go? I have interviewed, including those who were not at do anything to not be called a coward by their buddies. and he would do the same for you, is just about what Better to die in combat than be a coward and have to face the guys you trained with for nearly two years, try Division land In the photo with the hills in the Division prepares Army Signal Corps PLEASE SEE D-DAY, PAGE 21 12:00 noon on Monday, June 16, to 12:00 noon on Friday, June 20, 2014.

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 4, 2014 21 Obituary WHERE OLD FLORIDA COMES TO DINE AND UNWIND.COME BY LAND OR SEA! Marker 49 INDOOR DINING In the historic shing village adjacent to Cortez Kitchen, Cortez Bait & Seafood and Taylor Boatworks Open 7 days 11-10 4628 119th St.W., Cortez sword shgrillcortez.com941.798.2035 NEVER A DULL MOMENT! RAGIN CAJUN RAISING CANE CRAWFISH BOWL JUNE 15 WED. HAPPY HOUR EXTRAVAGANZA 4-6 MATT & TANYA 6-9 THU. TANGLED MANGOES 6-9 FRI. ROAD BLOCK 7-10 SAT. TIM CHANDLER NOON-4, TAYLOR & TAYLOR 710 SUN. REID FROST NOON-4, TC & THE TROUBLEMAKERS SABBATICAL CELEBRATION 5-8 MON. NATURAL VIBES 6-9 TUE. TBA Island Coffee HausReal Florida Relaxation! WE TWEET TOO @ami_islander @ami_islander At your service Obituaries are provided as a community service in The Islander newspaper to residents and family of residents, both past and present, and to those people with ties to Anna Maria Island. Content is edited for style and length. Photos are welcome. Paid obituaries are available by callCommunity notices, events The Islander welcomes notices of your events and projects on Anna Maria Island and encourages you to submit both news and photographs on a regular basis. Send press releases and photos with detailed captions to news@islander.org. Remember to include complete contact information for more information and for publication.Robert Byrnes Jones Robert Byrnes Jones, 85, of Bradenton and formerly of Holmes Beach, died May 22. He was born Hilda (Schilling) Jones. Mr. Jones was a 1948 graduate of Sullivan High School in Chicago. He graduated in 1953 from the as a 2nd lieutenant and served his country during the Florida and started his career in hospital administration as assistant administrator at the Holiday Hospital in Orlando; administrator of the Morrow Memorial Hospital in Auburndale; and Polk General in Bartow. for L.W. Blake Medical Center in Bradenton, 45 days after it opened. He held many memberships, including Ss. Peter & Paul the Apostles Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Rotary Club of Bradenton, Genealogy Guard Auxiliary. He was an active resident of Freedom Village, where he served on the safety council, among other memberships over the years. He was featured in 1994 in a story in The Islander about his brick collection on return from an International Brick Collectors Meeting in Iowa, when he left His oldest dated brick was one from the Columbian World Exposition, dated 1893, and had been found in the Manatee River. A celebration of life took place May 25 at the Freedom Village auditorium. A Mass of Christian burial took place May 26 at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Bradenton. Memorials may be made to either Juvenile Freedom Village. Condolences for the family may be made online at www.shannonfuneralhomes.com. Mr. Jones is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Mary Ann (McIrvin) of Bradenton; daughand Suzanne Anderson of Columbia, South Caroand husband Jonathan Tomberg of East Elmhurst, Columbia, South Carolina; and many extended family members and friends. he meant. His unit had bonded as brothers, maybe more than brothers, he said. They were not cowards, but they were not heroes. erans have all said. I wasnt a hero. We left the heroes over there. Winter Anna Maria Island resident Robert Read, who His thoughts on his war experiences sum up the viewed. I just did my duty. We all did. We werent heroes, we just wanted to get the war over. Im proud of my service. I will always hold my head up and say I am a proud veteran. mandy that day have died since being interviewed. Only a handful of WWII veterans remain. mand A, who was in the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium On June 6, I plan to remember those island vets, and Allied veterans, who went ashore that day in 1944 remember all those we left over there. Such was the price of the freedoms we have today that often are abused and taken for granted. D-DAY Holmes Beach alcohol ban on beach in effect Two new alcohol laws came into effect in Beachgoers can no longer possess alcohol on Holmes Beach beaches. The previous ordinance had banned consuming alcohol on the beach. The revised or new ordinance closed a loophole for Holmes Beach police. Also, people under the age of 21 can no longer enter stand-alone bars. Commissioners said allowing people under the age of 21 was problematic because drinks could be passed to a minor, even if they werent served by the establishment.

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 4, 2014 23 2000 75th St. W., BradentonSmoke-Free Facility / Always Open to The PublicLunches ~ Dinners ~ Dances ~ Bingo Amusement Center and More! FOR A SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS CALL 941-794-3489 or visit www.americanlegionpost24.com Kirby Stewart Post 24 WELCOME TO Kirby Stewart Post 24 Kirby Stewart Post 24 WELCOME TO The American Legion Island FleaGet your TIKI on at the Islands newest hot spot for music, food and fun! Burgers, fish taco, wings, fries & more! Lunch specials 12-3, Dinner 5-10. HOURS 12-10 Tue-Sat, 12-8 Sunday5704 Marina Drive HB, 941.778.4402 Island Flea Wed. Valliere & Trippy Hump Day 7-10 Thurs. Ladies Night with Doug Bidwell 7-10 Fri. Mumbo Jumbo 7-10 Sat. Messenger 7-10 Sun. After-the-Beach BBQ Schmidt Brothers 4 8 www.thebridgetenderinn.com Governor honors village restaurant owners Florida Gov. Rick Scott recently recognized Arts & Eats Restaurant and Gallery, 1114 12th St. W., Bradenton, as one of only 28 restaurants in the state that had no safety or sanitation violations within the past year. The restaurant is owned by the husband-wife team Royale in Holmes Beach. They moved to the island Slawsky said moving to Anna Maria Island is one of the greatest decisions she and her husband have made. Its just a wonderful place to relax after work. Its paradise, she said. A May 9 letter from Scott to the owners congratulated the couple and establishment. rating from the website Tripadvisor.com. Food service establishment inspections are govfessional Regulation, Scotts letter said. m.Chamber events planned The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, at The Feast restauCost of the lunch is $15 per person and members are encouraged to bring a guest or potential member. The chambers monthly sunrise breakfast for June Beach. Cost of the breakfast is $8. WE ROCK ONLINEislander.org Chamber awards scholarshipsThree area high ates Alfredo Huertas-Meza and Valeriya Mikhaylova the Anna Maria Island Chamber Courtesy AMI Chamber Three hard-working area high school graduates received academic scholarships for college from the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce in a May 28 ceremony. The chamber annually chooses its scholarship award winners from applicants who demonstrate a high academic record in high school and plan to major in business or a business-related curriculum at college. This years winners are Alfredo Cortez of Southeast High School, Andrea Huertas-Meza of the Manatee School of the Arts and Valeriya Mikhaylova of Braden River High School. major in business and accounting. Huertas-Meza will study international business Mikhaylova, who came to Florida from Russia Much of the money generated by the chambers fundraising events, such as the annual golf tournament, goes toward the scholarship program. Business news ebrate? Maybe youve just opened a business or your business received an award or special recognition. If so, wed like to hear from you. To be considered, email your who, what, where, when and why to news@islander.org. Hi-res photos also are welcome. Time magazine site shows off AMI beach An article in the online edition of Time magazine discussing summer tourism, includes a phopage. The caption said, Past the industrial fruit-juice beautiful hidden beaches and stoplight-free Anna Maria Island. Here, days are spent sunbathing on soft sand, sipping chilly cocktails on the boardwalk, and tucking into fresh seafood on the deck of a waterfront restaurant. Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce president Mary Ann Brockman said the photo was great for the island, but noted there are actually One is in Bradenton Beach and four are in she said. Still, its nice that Time sees us as an unspoiled getaway and we like that, Brockman said.

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The league now turns its attention to the second season playoffs. replay of the season, but Island Real Estate has hopes place Beach Bums in the championship game at 6 p.m. Friday, June 6. The 11-13 division playoffs got started May 31 with a second-versus-third-place matchup. BridgeTender Inn easily raced past Sandbar Restaurant 32-16 Michael Latimer led the way for BridgeTender with 13 Jack Groves added 6 points apiece. Leo Tilelli added 4 with 2 points in the victory. Joe Rogers paced Sandbar with 8 points and 12 rebounds, while Brooke Caperelli added 4 points and seven rebounds. Alex Rodriguez and Tuna McCracken completed the scoring for Sandbar with 2 points each in the loss. seed West Coast Air Condition with the winner set to take on top-seed Beach Bistro June 3. Heritage Paper rebounds from Burke Hill, and 14 points and eight rebounds from Sam Cuva. Cameron Brauner knocked down a pair of three Carper nailed two 3-pointers of his own on the way to points for West Coast in the loss. Ice Cream take on third-seed Walter & Associates with from Christian Hampton and 13 points, eight rebounds and Edward Cullinan added 4 points each, while Lucan Phil Rottes scored 9 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, while Seth Walter and Jack Walter scored 8 points each to lead Walter & Associates in the loss. Seth Walter also contributed a game-high 12 rebounds. and Lane Burnett completed the scoring with 2 points each. Adult basketball rolls on Adult basketball completed its fourth week of play standings. Bug Guys are a game back in second place with a 3-1 record, followed by 2-2 Gator Man Pools and a trio of 1-3 teams, Island Gourmet, the Feast and the Sun. behind 23 points and six rebounds from Antwann Jackson and 13 points from Cameron Kawcak. Ricky Tyrell from Jonathan Ely and 5 points and 11 rebounds from Island Gourmet was led by Scott Elisio and Craig Burns, who finished with 23 points each. Justin Jones and Brandon Kerns each added 4 points in the loss. tory over the Sun behind 24 points and seven rebounds nine assists from Ray Gardner. Jonathan Moss added Sean Hubbards 24 points and 11 rebounds led the Eric Gledhill in the loss. Brandon Kern made six 3-pointers on the way to a game-high 28 points to lead Bug Guys past Gator Andrew Turman added 9 points and eight rebounds for the Bug Guys, which also received 6 points from victory. Brandon Osmond scored 12 points and Richard Brown and Michael Scpondea in the loss. Key Royale golf news The Key Royale Club men got out for a few rounds of golf last week, including twice May 26. They played a nine-hole, low-net-of-partners match in the morning. Omar Trolard on a combined 6-under-par 58. That was two shots better than the second-place team of Fred The Key Royale women played a Red, White and They teed off on three red, three white and three blue Flight A winner was Helen Pollack with a 4-underford was alone in third place at 1-under-par 31. 3-under-par 29. Margaret Finley was one shot back in second place, while Terry Westby and Sally Martin tied for third with matching even-par 32s. The afternoon saw the men play a nine-hole, competition. The men were back on the course May 29 for a nine-hole, team scramble. Bob Soos, Barry Izzard, AMICC Youth Basketball League schedule June 6 6 p.m. Beach Bums vs. Island Real Estate Ages 11-13 June 6 8 p.m. Championship Game TBA AMICC Adult Soccer schedule June 5 6 p.m. Slims Place vs. Sato Real Estate June 5 8 p.m. Agnelli Pool vs. Island Pest June 5 9 p.m. Beach to Bay vs. Ross Built AMICC Adult Kickball schedule Center claries pet policy The Anna Maria Island Community Center issued In addition to service animals, people can bring a handler and activities are supervised by experienced individuals. Examples include the pony carousel at the Christmas celebration. control of the owner and involved only with registered participants of the class. aggressive and accompanied by their owners in the workplace. The policy, according to the announcement, prochildrens classrooms. The announcement said, All of these situations must meet with the approval of the executive director and all posted standards of health, cleanliness and safety.

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26 JUNE 4, 2014 THE ISLANDER Sea turtle nesting drops from same time last year Islander Reporter Sea turtles are nesting on Anna Maria Island, but Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring volunteer Glenn Wiseman has patrolled the island beaches for sea turtle nests for 16 years. but so far this year weve only had 15, Wiseman said concerned. Weve had a cooler winter and a cooler spring, Wiseman said. We really wont know until it gets warmer and toward the end of the season. Sea turtle nesting season began May 1 and continues to Oct. 31, although the focus usually changes from nesting to hatching mid-season. Sea turtles mostly come to shore to nest when the temperature of the water in the Gulf of Mexico reaches is warm enough to incubate the eggs. And sometimes they take a year off, Wiseman said, offering another explanation. But overall, the whole state has been up. Research conducted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission backs up Wiseman. The FWC started tracking sea turtles nests in 1989 following an unexpected low in nesting activity. The research shows two increases sandwiching a sharp decline in statewide nesting for loggerheads, the most common nester on Anna Maria Island, during the 23-year period. increase from the 1998 numbers in the past six years. The overall nesting activity shows an increase of 29 lower than the number of nests in 1998, the highest year recorded. The highs and lows could follow the pattern of hatch lings making it into the water. Loggerheads have a year. Conversely, years with low survival rates could mean low nesting numbers going forward. Wiseman Wiseman also said a possible impact could be tion. Or it could just be a spike. Itll take a few years Green and leatherback turtle nests have increased exponentially since the FWC began tracking them. Green turtle nests statewide have increased hundredfold since 1989. Do your part Residents, visitors and businesses can help the nesters by removing all furniture from the beaches at night and using sea turtle-friendly three island cities. AMITW works with code their observations to the city for action. AMITW volunteer Glenn Wiseman adds to Sand holes on the beach often made by children at play can trap sea turtles, and in some cases result in death of the turtle due to dehydration. Renourishment players meet beachside for celebrationWhats in $16M? the beach. Islander Reporter With the sun to their backs and freshly placed sand gratulated each other on a job well done. and departments involved in the recent renourishment projects. The renourishment projects known as the Anna The projects repaired damage from Tropical Storm Beach back up to standard levels. Its a good reason to celebrate, said Manatee County Commissioner John Chappie, who resides in Bradenton Beach. Manatee County commissioners, mayors of the three island cities and some city commissioners, Great ment of Environmental Protection, Anna Maria Island parks employees attended. I look at this and Im blown away, said Buchanan, R-Longboat Key. Anna Maria was voted one of the top places in the world and in the country, and we need to continue those investments. Buchanan said for every dollar spent on beach Its a team effort and Im proud to be a small part of it, the congressman said. Chappie also spoke to the group, saying many may not know renourishment on Anna Maria Island was toration and dune projects. Former Bradenton Beach Mayor Kate Pierola was the driver. Pierola, who led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance, spearheaded the effort beginning in 1989 following a visit to Miami, where the beach had eroded Pierola mounted a public campaign and enlisted She said her success came from taking it to the people. Its the people that make it happen, she said. This hardens our beach and protects our infrastructure and protects our coastal habitat, as well, Chappie said. Charlie Hunsicker, director of Manatee County Parks and Recreation, coordinated and oversaw the missioners, project managers and engineers. sible, Hunsicker said. Its really special here in Anna Maria to maintain that free access and that beauty which is the experience. access that enabled Manatee County to get the maxi mum allowable amount of funding from the state for the project. of the most success story beach projects awarded, said Sirisha Rayaprolu from the Army Corps of Engineers. Charlie Hunof the Manatee County Parks and Natuemony in the per gola at Tortuga Inn in Bradenton Islander Photos: Former Bradenton emony in the pergola at Tortuga Inn in BradenSea turtle nesting as of May 29: 26 nests, 29 false crawls. AMITW

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FHP adds to MemoPage 2 Mainsail offers temPage 9 Page 22 News from the business Hoopster happenings AsTheWorld Terns focus on center. Page 6 Ranked Floridas Best Community Weekly by FPAAMI Chamber of Commerce 2012 Medium Business of the Year Meetings Op-Ed Happenings Streetlife PLEASE SEE PIER, PAGE 3The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.org VOLUME 22, NO. 31 JUNE 4, 2014 FREE PLEASE SEE BB ELECTION, PAGE 4 Mayors spouse stirs up Bradenton Beach commission raceBy Merab-Michal Favorite Islander Reporter If you ask Tjet Martin why shes running I want to stir things up a bit. The 52-year-old Chicago-area native did just that when she picked up a candidate registration packet from the Bradenton Beach Martin, who resides in Ward 4, plans to run for the commission seat held by incumbent Commissioner Jan Vosburgh. However, Martin is no ordinary candidate. She and her longtime life-partner, sometimes referred to as Bill Shearon, own, operate and reside at Linger vacation rental property on the Gulf of Mexico. be the mayor of Bradenton Beach? MartinBid protest holds up Bridge Street pier project Nathan Briggs and Bridge Street Pier Maria Island every year for summer he hopes to use the Islander Photo: Favorite By Merab-Michal Favorite Islander Reporter The city of Bradenton Beach may have the Historic Bridge Street Pier renovation. Progress on the reconstruction scheduled to begin this month was halted pendby companies that competed for the contract, but lost to a higher bidder. The investigation will focus on the validity of the complaints and analyze whether the and reject all bids, according to city attorney Ricinda Perry. Pac Comm Inc. of Miami and Tampa Bay Marine Inc. of Gibsonton are both formally contesting the commissions decision to award the contract to Sarasota-based panies that competed for the contract. Walter Sowa, the attorney representing the May 22 commission meeting, where according to Perry. Chris Theriot, general manager of Tampa stating his company should be awarded the contract by default because the two lowerpriced contractors failed to follow protocol. Mayor Bill Shearon said the results of the investigation will be brought to the comThursday, June 5, preceding the commissions regularly scheduled meeting. The city attorney is conducting the investigation, so we have all the facts and for a decision, Shearon said. tives from all three companies will have the opportunity to rebut and present evidence. The commission can then decide to hold an informal hearing, issue a written decision above the others based upon evidence and testimony presented at the May 22 meeting, and the professional opinion of the citys ing. Marine to the commission based on a bid evaluation matrix and a series of interviews they conducted prior to the May 22 meeting. The commission voted 3-2 with Commissioners Jan Vosburgh and Janie Robertson opposed to award the contract Although Pac Comm had the lowest a local preference, Gilbert said he had concerns with the companys projected duration By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter The Anna Maria Island Community Center may be forced to close in a few weeks for lack of funds. It is almost down Stiles said. Stiles scheduled a Save the Center town Wednesday, June 4, at the Anna Maria, to discuss the situation. Stiles said. operating account, Stiles said the center Public meeting June 4 called to Save the CenterCommunity Center faces Stiles PLEASE SEE CENTER, PAGE 3 Shearon Everyone has been asking, What about Sunshine? Martin said, referring to Floridas Government-in-the-Sunshine Laws, which prohibit officials from discussing matters that may come before them for a vote. The truth is, we have better things to talk about. Because the mayor serves as part of the commission and votes on matters, if Martin is elected, it would be illegal for them to discuss city topics with each other and other members of the commission in any setting other than a public forum. Scott Farrington, assistant supervisor of elections for Manatee County, said there is nothing in the election laws that would prevent Martin from running for the commission seat. We can only speak for the election laws, he said. Obviously there are ethical concerns in this situation, but there is nothing we can do to prevent her from registering. Martin said residents should not be concerned that the mayor would play favorites D-Day remembered. Page 19 Celebrating silver kings. Page 25 Beach Honors. Page 26

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Some who were driving to the island that mornresulted in a trip of two hours or more that typically Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer, whose city bore the brunt of telephone complaints about the backup, said it would have been nice if the FHP had called me in advance so I could have gotten the word out to residents of what to expect that Saturday. But I never heard anything about it. Everyone was shocked. Thanks, FHP. Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale was adamant that he had no advance warning, but should have. tee Avenue on Saturday. I found out from people asking   Great timing, Speciale said. notice of the FHP operation. The day would have gone smoother if we had been given advance notice, he said. She said the FHP picked that day, knowing there didnt appear to care about the backup it caused. The FHP didnt get the complaints, we did, the mayor said. Some complained so much about wasting time sitting in a car headed to the beach, they said they would never come here again, she said. Bueno said the FHP sometimes issues notices about planned operations in an area to its local troop ers then notify local law enforcement of operations in their areas. been nice had they done so. County FHP, but said the FHP and MCSO often cooperate on an inter-agency basis. He did not want to say anything to jeopardize that cooperation and declined island on Manatee Avenue that morning was a bit chaotic. SueLynn said she would write to the local and district FHP commanders asking for an explanation of why island law enforcement agencies were not noti34th Street and further into the downtown area. Im not real happy right now, she said. Bueno said he did not know why a notice from local FHP commanders to Manatee County law inspection operated only from 8 a.m.-11 a.m. When the FHP on-site commander saw the backup on Manatee Avenue, he halted the operation, Bueno said. local notice was given. Fifteen tickets were written for seat-belt violations out of 31 tickets issued, Bueno said. Other tickets were for excessive window tinting, failure to have valid insurance or drivers license, or out-of-date license tag. Twenty-one warnings also were issued, Bueno said. Last week was buckle-up week statewide, so FHP troops were conducting checks of vehicles to ensure compliance with the seat belt law, Bueno said. He had no explanation why the causeway site was chosen for the operation, but SueLynn said a better description for a site might have been choke point the island. She said it was frustrating not having answers when people called her about the backup. And were supposed to work together, she said. We had nothing to do with this and knew nothing in advance, she said, with emphasis. Bueno said he did not know if the FHP planned a similar operation for the July 4 holiday. Local law enforcement agencies dont receive advance notice of every FHP operation, he said. Previous check points and inspections on the causeway also were without prior notice to the media.

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4 JUNE 4, 2014 THE ISLANDER if she wins the commission seat. Anyone who knows us knows that we are very different people with very different viewpoints, she said. We both feel strongly about our own opinions and they differ greatly. She and former planning and zoning board member of an agreement with ELRA Inc., allowing construction of a parking lot on a vacant parcel south of the BeacHhouse Restaurant. with Shearon as a complainant, and he the ELRA agreement was approved. He withdrew from the lawsuit after winning the mayors seat in the Martin said if she wins, she also would withdraw from the lawsuit and recuse herself from any related agenda items. If I dont win, Im not going to withdraw, she said. ELRA is a bully, and I dont tolerate bullies. Martin said she hopes her decision to run will prompt others to step up for public service. This city needs a healthy election, she said. Someone needs to run against the incumbent commissioners. They shouldnt just win by default. The Ward 2 commission seat term also is up in E indicated he will seek re-election to a third term, but so far has no challenger. Both Straight and Vosburgh ran unopposed in Martin accused the current commission of trying to micromanage the city. She said given the opportunity, she would trust city employees to do their jobs. She also would like to see the city budget back in the black, after a recent audit determined the city spent more than it had taken in. Martin has called Bradenton Beach home for the past 11 years. She was one of eight children raised by factory She said she realized she was good at building things early on. Her mechanical talents earned her a job manufacturing machinery in an Illinois factory, a career she says she greatly enjoyed. However, it was cut short by a work-related injury. Martin was a server at a German restaurant when she met Shearon. He was a regular and basically swept me off my feet, she said. The couple became snowbird cruisers, living on a boat in Illinois during the summer and sailing to Longboat Key for the winter months. Eventually, they took root in Bradenton Beach and have lived there since. Martin currently serves on the Bradenton Beach Scenic Waves Committee. R Candidate packets are available at the city clerks G E W., Bradenton. $96 for mayor, $48 for commission seat and obtain MeetingsAnna Maria City Bradenton Beach sion. Holmes Beach Manatee County cil. West Manatee Fire RRescue Of IInterest Organization, Bradenton Beach City Hall. E BB EELEcCTIoON continudfompaCorrection The Bradenton Beach Commission approved by a vote of 4-1 to raise the city stormwater tax 15 percent and eliminate stormwater tax exemptions. Commissioner Jan Vosburgh cast the opposing vote. A story in the May 28 edition of The Islander stated otherwise. Possible candidates pop up in Anna MariaBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter commission seats and that of the mayor may not be won by default. son, recently picked up election packets at city hall. anyone can pick up a packet, even for someone else. according to the Manatee County Supervisor of Elections website. Incumbent Commissioner Chuck nite maybe to seek another term, while Mayor SueLynn said she will announce her decision before June 9. on the ballot is noon June 9 to noon E G at the Manatee County Supervisor of E A candidate must be a registered voter and verify two years of residency in the city. Anna Maria candidates election E hall, Percycoe said. mayor is $96, while to seek a commission seat the fee E  pensation for the job.Zaccagnino to resign commission post-electionG Islander Reporter put his cards on the table. He announced he would run for mayor in the middle of his two-year term as commissioner, but held his cards on a replacement. It was his choice whether his replacement would be named by election or appointment by the remaining commissioners. He formally submitted his resignation letter to the city clerk at Holmes Beach City Hall May 29, stating his resignation would be effective following the organizational meeting nation means his vacant seat on the ment of two newly elected commissioners and two incumbents, commissioners Jean Peelen and Pat Morton. In addition to the mayoral post, the terms of Commission Chair Judy Titsworth and Commissioner Marvin G Grossman has announced he will run for re-election. Titsworth said shes unsure whether she will run for mayor or commissioner, and is waiting to make her announcement to see if someone the mayoral race. Incumbent Mayor Carmel Monti has said he will not seek re-election. gnino picked up two candidate packets at city hall. One packet, he said, was for himself, and the other for to announce his or her candidacy. However, he did say the person is someone voters know. cagnino, adding, People ask me for advice before they Candidate packets are available at city hall and ing period, which opens at noon June 16 and closes at candidacy, declaring the position for which they are running, collect signatures from at least 15 registered voters in the city of Holmes Beach and open a cam paign account with an assigned treasurer. Prospective candidates also must complete a candency. R and commissioners $64. Yetter Vosburgh Straight Titsworth Murphy

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 4, 2014 5 A Life Care Community brookdale.com Call 1-888-584-7180 for more information or to RSVP today! Tuesday, June 17 2 p.m. For those who appreciate theFINER THINGS IN LIFE. Sky lanterns: beautiful or dangerous?By Merab-Michal Favorite Islander Reporter Imagine standing in the sand with small waves lapping at your ankles and looking up to see hundreds of It really is a beautiful scene, said Christina Mathews, owner of Weddings by Christina, of Sun City. Sometimes when people are witnessing it for Mathews, who often coordinates weddings on Anna Maria Island, said the ceremonial release of aerial luminaries has gained popularity in recent years, especially during weddings and remembrance events. or doves, Mathews said. They also make for amazing pictures. Also known as Chinese lanterns, sky candles and ture hot-air balloons, made of lightweight rice paper and bamboo frames that are kept aloft by a burning candle and are made to disintegrate in the air. West Manatee Fire Rescue Chief Andy Price. When Just ask Suzi Fox, executive director of Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring and a resident of Bradenton Beach. Fox recently collected the charred remains of a half dozen aerial lanterns from her neighborhood the morning after a release at a beach wedding ceremony. Some ended up on roofs, others were in peoples backyards, she said May 22 during public comment at the commission meeting. They say they are environmentally friendly, but I dont think they are. Fox has started a grassroots movement to get the luminaries banned throughout the county. I would like to see the whole island on board with this, but Im starting out with the city I live in because this one was in my backyard, Fox said as she held up what was left of a lantern. didnt see the need initially to ban the luminaries, since ordinances were already in place prohibiting the use said. It seemed like a no brainer. The luminaires are addressed on a state level enforcement issues. attributed to them four years ago. oats and another got entangled in some Australian them both out. with several island businesses associated with events about the lanterns. I thought we had an understanding that the lanterns were not allowed, but people continue to release them, he said. organizations within the county get together. I think we are going to need a countywide ban usually go out over the water, but out east there is land major damage. Aerial luminaries have gained popularity in the United States and are sometimes released during

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6 JUNE 4, 2014 THE ISLANDER Opinion Our JUNE 4, 2014 Single copies free. Quantities of ve or more: 25 cents each. Opinion YourHave your say We welcome and encourage your timely comments on topics, columns and editorials in The Islander. Send letters by email to news@islander. org Online readers may comment on top stories on The Islander website at www.islander.org. Also, The Islander has an active Facebook community of more than 2,700 users. To join the conversation, like The Islander on Facebook. Single copies free. Quantities of ve or more: 25 cents each. Single copies free. Quantities of ve or more: 25 cents each. Publisher and Editor Editorial Contributors Jesse Brisson Will Corr Advertising Director Production Graphics Of ce Staff Distribution (All others: news@islander.org)Thanks The recently completed beach renourishment project made our beaches much more enjoyable. However, the hump at the waters edge had become almost impossible to climb over. This past Sunday was particularly bad and I had to get help to get back to my beach chair. And I was not the only one. But by May 19, I had no trouble at all, thanks to Manatee Countys beach crew. They had graded the hump so it was easily negotiated by beachgoers. My thanks to the county and its crew for considering the limitations of all the islands senior citizens. Jack Wilhelm, Holmes BeachSave our center So it comes to this. The Anna Maria Island Community Center is out of money. Nearly. And Im not sure why. cant funds to donate on the island to carry the debt through the summer and beyond. But heres what I know. Its not the fault of the new director on the job only 13 months. Its not due to the economy. And the problem didnt come about in the past year. The centers debt has been deepening for eight years but its been hushed. Apparently, no one wanted you or us to know. But give credit to the new director for bringing the problem to light. The centers board of direcfound few solutions. The bank holding the building mortgage may not be willing to negotiate further. According to Dawn Stiles, the newcomer director, she was aware the center was in the red on taking the job. But she wasnt aware how long the debt had been festering. And it is owed to the new building. It was promoted as a new center for you and me, in a time of excess money. Big donors and big donations. It was before the real estate bubble on AMI burst, and pre-recession. Stiles says the center was solidly in the black before the new building. Then, in 2006, the mortgage came on the books, and took its toll. The promises and potential of a new center were unmet. So here we are. The center is all but broke and busted. It has only the funds to operate $60,000 for a month. It would take $60,000 worth of fundraising every month to keep operating at the present rate. While there are people stepping up and writing checks, it hardly seems possible or prudent to continue operating beyond our means. the sort of funding thats required. So put on your thinking cap. Decide what you want from your community center in the future. Think about how we go forward and attend the Save our Center meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Do we throw money at the problem and worry later about why? Or do we reassess? Is there some way to make this building work for this community? Rallying to rescue the center Ten years ago our community rallied together to fund the construction of a new community center that would be able to provide the services that were desperately needed on this island. Children needed adequate care facilities. Teens needed a safe place to go after school. Families needed a place to receive counseling. Adults needed health and wellness activities. All of this and more has been accomplished and is available today at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, thanks to the support and hard work of this community. Last year, the center provided more services than had ever been offered, and more scholarships were given to children and families in need than ever before. Unfortunately, while the need has continued to increase, donations have consistently fallen. It is time for us all to come together and remember that we are still a community. If we want our children to have the opportunity to grow up in a facility that so many of us have enjoyed, then we need to stand together now. We must all to decide what the future will be for the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Will it remain and grow as an integral part of the island? And if so, how will it be supported? A community meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., What do we want from our community center? I know that I want better communications and less secrecy going forward. I want to see a united staff, ready to roll up sleeves and work with Stiles for a better center. And I want to see the board tackle government funding in the sunshine. I want to see the folks who gave from their hearts for the new building, stepping up to see that we can maintain it for the future. I know that if you ask the folks whove been here long enough to remember, theyd say, Give us back the youth center. We have to save it, but, please, give us back the days when it really was all about the kids. Bonner Joy Anna Maria. The purpose of the meeting is to share and to listen. We look forward to seeing all of you who can attend. Scott Rudacille, chair, Anna Maria Island Community Center board of directors

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 4, 2014 7 Headlines from June 2, 2004Temps and Drops on AMI Date Low High Rainfall May 25 73 90 0.11 May 26 70 90 0.42 May 27 71 86 0.72 May 28 71 86 0 May 29 71 87 0 May 30 71 87 0.15 May 31 70 89 0.41 Average area Gulf water temperature 83.824-hour rainfall accumulation with reading daily at approximately 5 p.m. Wed love to mail you the news! We mail The Islander weekly for a nominal $54 per year. We also offer online e-edtion subscriptions a page-by-page view of the weekly news for only $36 per year, but you must sign up online. Its the best way to stay in touch with whats happening on Anna Maria Island. We bring you all the news about three city governments, community happenings, people features and special events even real estate transactions everything you need if your heart is on Anna Maria Island. If you dont live here year-round, use this form to subscribe for yourself or someone else. BULK MAIL U.S. SUBSCRIPTION (allow 2 weeks for every weeks delivery) 1 year: $54 3-6 Months: $36 1-3 Months: $24U.S. FIRST CLASS AND CANADIAN MAIL SUBSCRIPTION 1 year: $160 3-6 Months: $98 1-3 Months: $54 Single Issue: $5 FIRST CLASS MAIL, U.S. ONLY, maximum four weeksMAIL TO: ______________________________________________________________ ADDRESS _____________________________________________________________ CITY ____________________________ STATE __________ZIP _________________ Credit card: d u No. ___________________________________________ Name shown on card: _____________________________Exp. Date ___________ Credit card billing address: ______________________________________________ MAIL START DATE: _____________________________________________________ THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND SINCE 1992 CHARGE BY PHONE 941.778.7978 ONLINE (secure server) www.islander.org E-MAIL subscriptions@islander.org 10 years ago also resigned, citing differences with the commission. The commission dismissed the city attorney and planner. Grizzle worked for 11 years in the citys administrative department. nounced dead at Blake Medical Center in Bradenton after he stopped breathing while scuba diving spokesperson said Terrells diving companions notiwhere EMS was waiting. parking plan, Anna Maria commissioners agreed they were unable to agree on paid-permit parking, partial permit parking or paid parking for visitors. Resident Bill Garcia said the commission needed to take some action on paid parking, as Lakewood Ranch developers were building thousands of homes and telling new arrivals the beach was only minutes away. 407 Magnolia Ave Anna Maria, FL 34216 (941)-778-1908 *Call to reserve your tickets* Saturday, June 7th7:00 pm Anna Maria Island Community Center Advertising sponsored as a community service: Applause!Please, join us and our friends some of the veterans featured in Rick Catlins Greatest Generation, Forgotten Generation and Our Vietnam Generation columns at this great concert. Its free, and they deserve your applause, as do all our military service people. on his earbuds! which I may soon introduce was a unicycle. The circus families have been in the area for decades. Why havent they started tours on the island? Heaven forbid you pull your car into the general store and try to get out. Backing out of there is like playing Russian roulette and the tourists have during peak tourist season. I drop my daughter off at the preschool on Pine every morning, so I am at the top of my game. But a day like this was like getting to level 15 on the video game. People came at me from every direction, at various speeds and multiple levels of aggression and enthusiasm. It was a sight to be seen kind of like that moment you turn and head up Main Street into the Magic Kingdom. mail and detoured back up Spring Avenue to get to Maybe next time Ill play it totally safe and take the free trolley. Navigating Pine Avenue or playing Frogger? CORR BELIEFFrogger pops up on PineBy Will Corr Islander columnist One beautiful March day while dropping I decided to drive down Pine Avenue to the post With my shades on and my windows down, the my left arm propped up on the edge of my trucks door as I began my peaceful little cruise through the city of Anna Maria. Suddenly, I saw a local trying to make his way around the big Coca-Cola delivery truck at a jammed up intersection. With his horn a honkin off probably late for work. In the meantime, a freshly sunburned family of six had become offended by the annoyed local as they tried to make their way to the public beach. Their little pull-along wagon was loaded down with all the beach gear you could ever imagine, and much of it was falling on the shell sidewalk behind them, leaving a trail of fun stuff. After making it past the Coke commotion, I continued my trek up Pine and my eyes opened wide to a sea of confusion before me. It was as if I was in the old video game Frogger! Within two blocks, I passed cars, bikes, double bikes, bikes with kid attachments, bikes with multiple kids riding behind in a little chariot, electric bikes, a four-wheel bike/cart contraption, tricycles, motorcycles, scooters, Segways, skateboards, electric skateboards, Rollerblades and a stray dude cruising along on old-school roller skates. He was

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Lost kids, parking problems mar Bradenton Beach holiday Illegal parking tops HBPDs Memorial Day problemsBy Merab-Michal Favorite Islander Reporter There werent enough tickets in the city of Bradenton Beach to cite the number of illegally parked cars ran out of paper after writing citations for 54 parking violations. People were parked on sea oats, sand dunes and everything else, Mayor Bill Shearon said. Basically if there was enough space for a car, a car was parked there. It didnt seem to matter if it was a designated parking place or not. The parking chaos in Bradenton Beach stemmed from a variety of concurrent happenings, including missing children, missing parking bollards and missing from the Bradenton Beach shoreline, which was When children go missing, everything else goes on hold, Police Chief Sam Speciale said. We have a protocol with our tactical team and lifeguards and we need every foot on the ground looking for those kids. While all the children were eventually accounted parked cars. Part of the parking problem stemmed from the unexpected removal of a steel gate that limited access between lots and several bollards wooden posts used the parking lot of the county-owned park for aesthetic purposes. Shearon said no one at city hall was aware the bollards had been removed. We just wished they would have consulted the city before removing the bollards, Shearon said. I have no idea why they picked that weekend of all weekends to remove them, but it was a mess. Beach between members of two rival street gangs that resulted in several injuries and arrests. The county, city and MCSO worked together to have the bollards installed in order to limit vehicles minimize cruising, a common practice of gangs and drug dealers. patrols on holidays. Speciale said his department had reserve offia small group of deputies from the Manatee County more help from the county then what it got. We were expecting more MCSO assistance and that did not materialize, he said. every time there is a beautiful day at the beach. We are a small city with minimal resources, he sands of people. We were burdened and overwhelmed with high-priority incidents. Shearon said the parking lot situation created a hazard by preventing the usual access to emergency vehicles. Thank God, we didnt have an emergency because Park), Shearon said. Shearon said he is working with the county to get all the kinks worked out of the system before July 4. By Merab-Michal Favorite Islander Reporter Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer got reactions he hadnt expected while handing out tickets People were actually happy to receive the tickets, he said. They thought of it as a $35 charge for parking. Getting a ticket basically guaranteed beachgoers a decent parking spot for the rest of the day. Once theres a ticket on the windshield, we dont give them another one, Tokajer said. So they can basically stay there as long as they want. In Bradenton Beach, owners of illegally parked vehicles arent so lucky; they receive a ticket every two hours until they move it, according to Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale. However, the number of tickets distributed by the in Holmes Beach. Tokajer said his department issued weekend. It was the most we have given out all year, he said. Tokajer said the biggest problem areas in the city along Manatee Avenue near the beach, and at the beach-end streets, where many vehicles were doubleand triple-parked. to Tokajer. Officers aided disgruntled beachgoers who and businesses. However, parking wasnt the only problem during the weekend. The evening of May 26, three crashes occurred within a short span of time that resulted in hours of Holmes Beach. The first crash was a three-car pileup, which occurred at the intersection of Manatee Avenue and The vehicles were traveling east through the interthough the light was green. The last vehicle crashed into the rear of the second, causing the pileup. gency medical services, it took police an hour to clear the scene, according to the crash report. ger in the Toyota was transported to Blake Medical Center via EMS with minor injuries, the crash report said. Anna Maria Island Bridge, where Florida Highway Patrol wrote the report, which was still not available at press time for The Islander. bers of cars to pass in one lane, but the bridge and the roads had not fully cleared before the storm hit. Tokajer said he plans to beef up patrol units and issue tickets during the upcoming July 4 holiday.

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 4, 2014 9 Mainsail submits temporary parking plan Mon 10-6, Tue-Thu 9-8, Fri-Sat 9-9, Sun 9-8 www.thebeachshopboutique.com NEXT TO TYLERS ICE CREAMTHE BEACH SHOP We moved to Cortez from the Manatee Beach! Dees Huge Summer SaleAll clothing & swimwear for men, women & children. All jewelry, including turquoise. All hats & sandals All gifts & souvenirs.*BEACH SUPPLIES NOT INCLUDED3070% Off! City of Holmes Beach 5801 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217 Your family probably uses a variety of chemical products in your home, yard and garden. Many contain hazardous chemicals and, when we no longer want these products, they become hazardous waste. Hazardous materials can be dropped off at the following locations: WHAT ARE HAZARDOUS HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS? HB overow parking plan passes holiday testG Islander Reporter The holiday weekend was the test run for over Manatee Avenue to a bank parking lot, according to Holmes Beach Congestion Committee Chair Carol Soustek. Over the three-day period, it worked well. It was slow and then it picked up, said Soustek. The city recently entered an agreement with HanG through the week after business hours. The city also purchased insurance for the use of the lot. that stood out, indicating its availability to beachgoers. She worked with the city maintenance department on a few signs. However, she said she realized too late that the signs could not be placed in the county parking lot at the beach without a permit. Instead signs were placed in the city easement. She also said signs were placed in the bank parking lot directing people through the parking lot to the beach access. Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer said his department directed cars to the lot. He reported and 15 autos May 26. Soustek said its only a matter of time until word gets out about the bank parking lot. I didnt see any problems with it, and I didnt hear any problems with it, said Soustek. Hancock Bank will continue to be used for over during the week. G Islander Reporter Better late than never. As the Holmes Beach city commission readies to 24, a plan for temporary parking passed through their hands May 29. operating from the Mainsail marina was brought forward by Commission Chair Judy Titsworth. According to Titsworth, patrons of the charter and tour boats based at the marina have been parking in surrounding business lots. Titsworth resides on Sunrise Lane on the south side of the project. City clerk Stacey Johnston said in addition to the already operating boats, some boats may be operat applications are pending to rent slips at the marina. The commission tasked Tom OBrien, superintendent of public works, with contacting Mainsail Lodge planners and setting a deadline to establish a temporary parking plan before any construction begins. Titsworth also cited safety concerns with parking in the grass, which is surrounded by 2to 3-foot tall rebar markers for utilities and foundation pilings. The concerns were directing people around construction. The changes here are to add precautions for public safety, said OBrien. The parking will be reloTitsworth had concerns for the citys obligation to public safety related to the temporary parking plan. OBrien said the citys obligation is to observe and advise of safety hazards, and it was the responsibility of the property owners and what their liability insurance dictates to ensure safety. The parking plan distributed to commissioners included a rope fence between the parking spaces and the marina. The plan has 25 parking spaces to accommodate is one parking space for three boat seats. Johnston cautioned commissioners that the tem porary plan was based on the permitted charter boats and does not account for the boats operating without clearance or the pending applications for other charter operators. Tom and staff need to work together to make sure they dont rent more slips, or more seats are added. said city attorney Patricia Petruff. The commission also asked OBrien about facilities for patrons during operation hours. He replied that is open until the last charter returns for the day. According to Petruff, under the settlement agreeThe commissioners will review the site plan at their 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, meeting at city hall,

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10 JUNE 4, 2014 THE ISLANDER Visit www.islander.org for the best news on AMI. Terras 2723 Manatee Ave. W. Tue-Fri 10-5, Sat 11-4941.779.5350 Handmade Sterling Jewelry A HAIR DAY SALON ARE YOU HAVING A BAD HAIR DAY? Call the GIRLS at A Hair Day FOR HELP! 941-795-5227 3612 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach 941.778.0400 313 Pine Ave, Anna Maria, 941.778.0500.full service salon and spa offering Hair ~ Nails ~ Massage ~ Facials Acupuncture ~ Body Treatments ~ Bikini and Brazilian Waxing ~ Island happenings Wednesday, June 4 Thursday, June 5 Friday, June 6 6:30 p.m. Theatre Odyssey performing Wine, Bites, and A Bottle of Vodka, Anna Maria Olive Oil Outpost, 401 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 941-896-3132 Saturday, June 7 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Island Blood Drive, Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. 7 p.m. Dimensions in Blue of the U.S. Air Forces Band of the West performs a concert at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-7781908. Sunday, June 8 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Island Blood Drive, Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Monday, June 9 6 p.m. Community Connections soiree presented by Anna Maria Island Preservation Trust and Bob and Carol Carter, Key Royale Club, 700 Key Royale Drive. Reservations by June 6. Information: 941-778-5120. Tuesday, June 10 Wednesday, June 11 2 p.m. Alzheimers Association program, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. 2 p.m. Teen driving simulator program with AAA, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-7786341. Coming up Save the date Posting in the calendar Send calendar announcements to calendar@islander.org. Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via email and phone. The deadline for submissions is the Wednesday a week before publication. Highresolution photographs welcome. Big blueThe Dimensions in Blue the Anna Maria Island Community Center at limited are available Community center opens summer camp registration Registration is underway for summer camps at the Ave., Anna Maria. available are open to children in grades kindergarten through eighth-grade. The camp programming begins in early June and ends in mid-August. Weekly themes are introduced and guided by the counselors to allow children various ways of expression to showcase their understanding and application Campers are guided through project and servicebased activities and taken on trips to fun spots in and around our area. The cost is $85 per week. sport with tournaments that showcase campers learned week. sports, beach volleyball and indoor volleyball. Scholarships are available for children. and counselor training For students in high school or entering ninth-grade in the fall, the Anna Maria Island Community Center has counselor-in-training opportunities. Camp volunteers would assist with the day camp programs for younger children, which begin this month and continue into August. Center reduces tness membership for summer Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, has announced its discounted adult membership fee for the summer. the center announcement said amounts to a $95 discount. The fee includes use of the centers tennis courts, Winners!5500 Marina Drive ~ Holmes Beach Mon-Sat 10 am 5 pm ~ 941.779.0779 www.CreationsbyL.com Find us on Facebook Featuring custom-made jewelry by L

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 4, 2014 11 ongoing events, activitiesThrough Auditorium, 1005 First Ave. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 888-674-0107. Wednesdays Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130. Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-7783209. South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209. 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Thursdays Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341. 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209. Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 312-315-6212. Fridays Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Fee may apply. Information: 941-962-8835. Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-0784. Saturdays S A L E A A L L Free popcorn! Corner Rack (intersection of gulf and marina) You asked for it, you got it! Signature Signature 5311 gulf drive holmes beach941.778.5400 acquaaveda.com hair skin nails massagefeel beautiful today 50% OFF WE MOVED TWO DOORS OVER! 8110 CORTEZ RD. W. All in-stock Citizen watches. CELEBRATING 32 YEARS IN BRADENTON! Island happenings ongoing events, activities meeting, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1383. 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209. ing, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341. Mondays munity Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. Information: 941-778-0414. board meeting, Fishermens Hall, 4515 123rd St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-254-4972. meeting, 5801 33rd Ave. Court Drive W., G.T. Bray Park, Bradenton. Information: 941-779-4476. Tuesdays Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Bridge Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044. Send announcements of ongoing activities, as well as updates to schedules, to calendar@islander.org. Also, if you coordinate events for your group, please let The Islander know of any changes to details.Popcorn and a movie Olive Oil Outpost hosts play performance A performance of Wine, Bites and A Bottle of Vodka will take place at the Anna Maria Olive Oil The Theatre Odyssey will stage the reprise of the winner of its ninth annual Ten-Minute Play Festival Friday, June 6, at the Pine Avenue store. The evening will begin and end with heavy appetizers and wine. For more information or reservations, email kelly@oliveoiloutpost.com or call the store at 941896-3132.Senior Adventures celebrates 5th anniversary tures group that meets weekly for an outing or an activThe celebration will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, June 6, at the community dock at the south end of 123rd Street in Cortez. An announcement said, In appreciation to all who have participated and all who have helped in many will be provided and guests will receive tickets for door prizes. It has truly been a great adventure so, please, join us in the celebration. Most Fridays, the Senior Adventures group which always is open to new members meets at the Annie Silver Community Center in Bradenton Beach for an activity at the center or to carpool to a destination. For more information on the party, call Pat Gentry, the former organizer for Senior Adventures, at 941962-8835.Island Players award scholarships The Island Players theatrical group presented its uates bound for college. The awards are named for Harrell, a longtime IP board member and contributor. An announcement said the students demonstrated outstanding talent in the arts and who have been accepted in institutions of higher learning. applicants and received the honors May 28 from the scholarship committee at the players annual board meeting. She plans to attend State College of Florida. versity. For more information about the Island Players, go online to www.theislandplayers.org.

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12 JUNE 4, 2014 THE ISLANDER MASS AG E BY NADI ACall 94 1. 51 8.8301 Massaging on AMI for more than 17 years. Your place, your convenience.MA#0017550 HOW TO RELAX ON AN ISLAND.GIFT CERTIFICATES AV AILABLE www.fatcatcarpetcleaning.com Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Tile & Grout CleaningCALL TODAY 941.778.2882 or 941.387.0607Satisfaction Guaranteed! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Acupuncture | Massage Therapy Organic Facials ~ Sunset Beach Yoga 8:30 am Saturday ~ ~ Meditation Class 6 pm Wednesday ~HOLISTIC HEALTH CARE IN A BEAUTIFUL SPA ENVIRONMENT! 2219 Gulf Drive N | Bradenton Beach 941.778.8400 | www.alunawellness.com Eco-friendly spa and wellness center Island blood drive bene ts nonpro ts Art league hosts summer art workshops John Allinson will lead a three-part workshop, Art League on Saturdays in June. Enrollment is $45 per class. An announcement from AMIAL said, Each class has been designed to work either on its own or as part and below the water, with a view to exploring the light changes that occur in the sea and the landscape beyond. Also, Marie Garafano will lead a three-day childrens workshop on sculpture with found objects. The announcement said children will learn to see things in a different way by taking recycled materials and creating works of art. Classes will be at 1 p.m. child. The art league is at 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. For more information about Allinson, who has painted several murals on Anna Maria Island, go online to www.johnallinson.co.uk. Dragon-boaters to compete Local paddlers recently completed a six-week training for racing dragon boats and will compete in a race Saturday, June 14. Paddlers from Paradise, who trained through a partnership with the Anna Maria Island Community sor. More than 15 teams will compete in several divisions. races of multiple distances and formats. The island team will resume its program in midSeptember. For more information, call the community center 462-2626. The Paddlers from Paradise team works out in Extension service offers bee smart classes The Manatee County Agriculture and Extension Service invites kids to bee smart and learn about the world of bees at the Island Library. The service will hold a program about bees and Beach, at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 9. The service also will offer classes on landscaping, worm composting and lawn maintenance at other locations in the county, as well as accept applications for a 13-week volunteer training program that begins in September. For more information, go online to manatee.ifas. u or call Cindy Mozeleski at 941-4524. Destination wedding Islander Photo: Courtesy The 14th annual Island Community Blood Holmes Beach. For each blood donation, an anonymous cash ity. The blood donor can select a favorite from the There are restrictions on who can donate an appointment for the blood drive, go online to www.oneblood.org. The event code is MTFFO. 5663.

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 4, 2014 13 Presenting the colors, saluting the service WMFR to hold bene t for 2-year-old boy West Manatee Fire Rescue volunteers will hold a money for the treatment of a 2-year-old boy needing treatment for a brain tumor. The boy, Cooper Vollmer, is the nephew of a WMFR lieutenant. He underwent testing in late his brain and extending to his brain stem. of chemotherapy. His supporters say the best scenario is that the treatment stops the tumor from growing. The breakfast will be served 8 a.m.-noon at the old Cooper Vollmer has a brain tumor and needs Islander Courtesy Photo waiting for boys SPRING FUN SPECIAL 10% OFF ANY Golf Academy GOLF CLUB www.imgacademygolfclub.com 4350 El Conquistador Pkwy Bradenton, FL 34210 DONT MISS OUT ON THE GREAT GOLF FOR A GREAT RATE! includes GPS enabled cart, and complimentary practice balls! need a good laugh? visit the emerson quillin signature store. humor, art, gifts Come help us help Cooper.Pancake Breakfast Benefit 8-NOON 2 DAYS Saturday & Sunday June 7-8Manatee Fire & Rescue Volunteers will host a benchemo and medical care at 201 Second St. N. -behind Bradenton Bradenton Beach. @ 941-735-1357 Community Connections holding soiree Community Connections, an organization for island residents recently started up by Sissy Quinn of the Anna Maria Island Preservation Trust, has put a summer soiree on the calendar. The event will take place at 6 p.m. Monday, June Bob and Carol Carter of Anna Maria will host the event. The soiree will be a mixer for guests to meet and connect, including refreshments and appetizers. The admission price is a tax deductible donation of your choice to AMIPT. To RSVP, contact Quinn by email at tampabay.rr.com

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14 JUNE 4, 2014 THE ISLANDER THE LAW OFFICES OF H ardin, Pratt & Ball, P.A. Conveniently Located on Anna Maria Island Holmes Beach Our lovely patients, Gordon and Ruthacclaimdentalcare.com A PRIVATE FAMILY DENTAL PRACTICE 941.795.6535$599 CROWN SPECIAL2 or More Molars Only!We use a local dental lab with over 30 years experience in the Bradenton Area. OFFER EEXPIRES JUNE 25, 2014 Paid parking: Sticky issue, old conceptBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Anna Maria Commission Chair Chuck Webb told parking that discussion of the issue has been going on for months and were not getting anywhere. But the idea for some form of paid parking in the city has been around for years, if not decades. An articommission failed to agree on a paid parking plan. Todays commissioners have agreed with the concept, with details to be hashed out later. However, the details often cause division. working up an islandwide system for paid parking, but Commissioner Carol Carter said Anna Maria should press forward. We need to take the lead. Otherwise, well talk forever, she said. weekend, I was at the pier at 9 a.m. and people were unloading beach gear at the city pier lot and it looked like they were staying all day. As long as we have free parking and that beach is there, its an attraction and people will come, he said. If the pier lot and nearby spaces are full, many people park wherever they want, even if its illegal, Copeland said. Webb asked for commission consensus for city staff to prepare a draft ordinance for fees and permits to park. We can add the details as we discuss the ordi nance, he said. Woodland wanted to keep it simple. He also said hes received complaints from residents who say deputies are not doing enough to enforce the existing parking regulations. Mayor SueLynn disagreed. She said issuing parking tickets is not the primary job of deputies and there arent enough deputies to patrol every city street in search of parking violations. She told Woodland that deputies issued 99 parking tickets May 4-18. So, please, dont say deputies are not doing their job, SueLynn said. Woodland said he was happy with law enforcement. He was only repeating some of the complaints hes heard. Webb agreed with SueLynn that deputies should not be the primary law enforcement that issues parking tickets if paid parking is instituted. He suggested additional staff to ticket for parking violations. Woodland disagreed with any suggestion for increasing the cost of a parking ticket or adding staff. If you think we can do this without more staff, youre mistaken, Webb said. R should review the paid parking ordinances at other to the commission. Webb said its his understanding most Florida beach resorts have some form of paid parking. Commission consensus was that some type of permit parking is needed. Residents would be exempt from paying for the permit. Proof of residency can come from the address on a drivers license, a utility bill, a signed lease for more than six months, a voter registration card or a homestead deed, commissioners agreed. A discussion on towing and fees ensued, but Woodland said, Thats still getting too complicated. Woodland also said that issuing permits would be an administrative nightmare, especially on weekends, when no one is at city hall. Webb said the discussion was getting hung up on too many details, and some matters, such as the cost of a permit, could be done by resolution. The consensus is that we have a framework for staff to give us a draft ordinance, in consultation with Some residents at the meeting agreed paid parking should be pursued, but several who spoke opposed having deputies as the primary source for issuing tickets. Resident Marsha Lindsay defended the MCSO deputies, saying they always come when she calls about parking on Oak Avenue. She wondered if the Manatee County Tourist Were providing all this money for them. If they are going to push island tourism, they can pay for meter maids, she said. ing the wrong people responsible, she said. The overadvertisement of Anna Maria Island for visitors has worked too well, she said. Lindsay, a longtime city resident, said parking has city. But I do agree with your efforts. Keep trying. Its better than doing nothing. Woodland said he thought it was too early to prepare an ordinance, but Webb and the other commissioners said there has already been too much talk. planner Alan Garrett and try to have a rough outline of an ordinance ready for the commission meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 12. I hope we have something in place by July 4, the mayor said. Correction In the May 28 story about the stalled park in Anna said he did not think city residents would use the area as a family park.Elected ofcials meet for urban study presentationBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter G Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn, who is organizing E the presentation. Key and town Mayor Jim Brown said the study was received by our residents with enthusiasm. The Longboat Key study proposed areas the city could improve upon, Brown said. plan for the future, deal with common issues, what is needed in the cities, and what laws and plans should be a three-city effort, SueLynn said. The study also would focus on the impact of tourism. whether one city or three cities are involved, according to SueLynn. She said because the study would be related to tourism, she will ask the Manatee County Tourist

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This is our long-awaited 31st Street drainage project, said Tom OBrien, superintendent of public works. the project. The city will pay the entire cost for the project initially, and will be reimbursed after completion. The city funds its share of the improvements through a stormwater assessment on properties. OBrien said the city has entered similar agreements with Swiftmud multiple times in the past. Trash talk is recycled by Holmes Beach commission Islander Reporter Finally recycling has made it to the top of the trash heap in Holmes Beach. Holmes Beach Commissioner Pat Morton, who is the Waste Management liaison for the city, said May Waste Management that could include recycling carts for customers. The city-WM contract is set to expire June 15, and sion meeting to discuss contract details. Morton wants large, recycling carts, as opposed to the smaller totes in use now, as a part of the contract. Morton said the carts would be similar to those used in Anna Maria, and that recyclers in the city have Other commissioners asked about bids for the contract, recycling at rental units and the possibility of aligning a contract with the other cities to consolidate services. ago. We didnt get to add anything to the contract, and I was told if we went out to bid it would cost tens of with Waste Pro. Bradenton Beach went from providing its own garbage collection service to a contract with Waste Pro several years ago. ing containers, missed pick-ups and the lack of sidedoor service. Side-door service for trash pickup is currently It is not an option for recycling totes, which must be placed curbside. tainers is not a Waste Management issue, but rather a matter of capacity. He also said missed pick-ups at beach access points usually are due to crowded streets and the inability of the trucks to reach the bins. Islandwide contract? Morton told commissioners to go out for bid, the city would need to hire a consultant, which has been City attorney Patricia Petruff disagreed. She felt the city could go out for bids without hiring a consultant, and the commission agreed. Vice Chair Jean Peelen, sitting in for Chair Judy Titsworth, who was absent, suggested adding a clause into a new contract allowing the city to consolidate services with Anna Maria and/or Bradenton Beach. Its going to be impossible, said Morton. agree its going to be impossible. Maybe its up to us to make a standard or a new way of doing things. Petruff said the consolidation of services as a clause in the contract would be the hard way. The easier way, she said, would be to align the city-WM contract expiration with other cities and reach out to them. A new look Morton said the comingled carts for recycling will Holmes Beach customers already have totes, but there are problems with rental units not using them and lems simply because they are larger. They also have lids preventing garage from blowing out of them. However, he said, it would take a year after the contract is signed to get the new carts, and for Waste Management to put a single-stream recycling truck in operation. Thats my big thing. We have a huge rental industry and Im not going to be happy until thats Morton said two of the largest vacation rental companies removed recycling totes from their units because it was too labor intensive for their help to return the totes from the curb. Petruff suggested making recycling mandatory by ordinance, as well as returning the totes, or carts, from the curb to the house. If we make recycling mandatory and make the pickup of those bins, cans, whatever they are, mandatory, every one of those rental houses will have to provide the person to do that, Petruff said. was more appropriate. ing extra trash bins at vacation rentals with more than four bedrooms, and making rental agencies pay for it. Morton said it makes more sense to watch for problems rather than regulate by the numbers of bedrooms. A representative from Waste Management said they attended the meeting to listen to the discussion with the intent of coming to an agreement. Commissioners agreed to create a list of needs to send to Waste Management to be included in a possible contract.

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18 JUNE 4, 2014 THE ISLANDER Community notices, events The Islander welcomes notices of your events and projects on Anna Maria Island and encourages you to submit both news and photographs on a regular basis. Send press releases and photos with detailed captions to news@islander.org. Remember to include complete contact information for more information and for publication. 5608 Marina Drive Holmes Beach 941.896.7898 FULL-SERVICE REPAIRDomestic & Import HOLMES BEACH AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE F Electr Tune-Ups, Brakes & More 5333 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach at the corner of Gulf & Marina Drives 941-779-0487 W W H H E E R R E E S Y O U R C O M F O R T Z Z O O N N E E ? ? Quarterly Pest Control: $20/month.Call 941.747.6677www.southerngreens.net WE TWEET TOO @ami_islander @ami_islander LIFE AUTO HOME BOAT BUSINESS Flags announce beach conditions at 2 WMFR stations By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter In the words of the song Southern Cross, cowritten by Tampa native Stephen Stills, I have my conditions at Anna Maria Island beaches. Flags will be flown at those stations to advise people if the beaches are open for swimming, or if caution is needed when they reach the shoreline, said Capt. Tom Sousa, WMFR director of training. updated throughout the day if conditions change. The lifeguard stations at Manatee Public Beach and the water conditions, Sousa said. WMFR wanted to do something in conjunction with continues through June 8. Sousa said the stations also will post a sign advisto the public. strong currents. moderate surf and currents. calm conditions, but bathers should still use caution. the waters are entirely safe for bathers. An informed public is essential to maintaining tive of this initiative is to make citizens aware of the need to be safe while in and near the water, Sousa said. 1555.HB commission cleared of alleged shade meeting violation Islander Reporter Holmes Beach commissioners met in the shade to discuss a tree house lawsuit, but no Sunshine violation was found. Holmes Beach commissioners held a meeting over the tree house on the beachfront of Angelinos Sea Lodge, 2818 Ave. E, Holmes Beach. The meeting, closed to the public, was called a shade meeting, a play on the states broad public record laws, known as the Sunshine Law. the tree house, alleged the shade meeting violated the Sunshine Law. the case after Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer recused himself from the investigation. Scholer at the direction of Bradenton Police Chief Michael Radzilowski. The city was cleared by Scholer of any wrongdoing, and the report was submitted to the state attorneys called by Petruff to discuss litigation strategy related to the tree house, which has since been found to be in violation of city codes and state laws. Shade meetings can be considered an allowable exemption to the Sunshine Law if the meeting is a litigation strategy session between the attorney and client. The meetings are limited to guidance of the legal team in cost and settlement strategy. they become public record once the case is closed. The city is still waiting on the conclusion of cases seeking to declare owners Lynn Trans and Richard Hazens petition to retain their beachfront tree house, despite numerous violations. The couples appeal of the code enforcement boards order to remove the structure or rectify its non-compliant status also are pending action in the courts. The most recent development in the case was a by the city until the legal proceedings are concluded. Bradenton to welcome Florida all-stars urday, June 14. Pittsburgh Pirates, is hosting the Florida State League All-Star Game. To celebrate, the ballclub and the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau have a busy The inaugural Pirates and Princesses 5K Home place Friday, June 13. The 5K race will start on Old Main Street, run along the Bradenton Riverwalk and return to Old Main. Race participants will receive a commemorative T-shirt and a ticket voucher for the all-star game. Early registration can be completed at McKThe race will be followed by the Main Street Plunder after-party on Old Main Street. The day of the game, the gates will open at session featuring players from both teams. There also will be live music by Matthew Huff. Eight Florida State League All-Stars will compete as well, as various targets will be placed on the will trigger fan giveaways. Games. will be followed by a postgame concert and afterparty on the outfield boardwalk at McKechnie Field. Single game tickets can be purchased online at

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 4, 2014 19 City of Holmes Beach 5801 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217 PUMP & SPRINKLERCORTEZSUPP LY OPEN TO THE PUBLIC We supply all your irrigation needs. 8700 Cortez Road W., Bradenton JUNE TIP: Consider rain barrels to capture roof runoff water. CHRISTIES PLUMBINGRESIDENTIAL / COMMERCIAL778-3924 OR 778-44615508 MARINA DRIVE, HOLMES BEACH LOCAT ED IN THE BACK OF THE BUILDING REP (CFC1426596) OPEN SA Remembering the heroes of D-Day, 70 years agoCommentary By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter erans of World War II, the Korean War and, recently, the Vietnam War. The WWII vets, known as the Greatest Generation, are few now, but some island WWII vets remember mandy, France. recall what that day meant to them and the free world. British and Canadian soldiers, with a few Poles and and invasion was considered the only way to force a surrender. The invasion took more than two years to plan. In in Europe would be over. Holmes Beach resident Al Fernandez was a radio during 1944. He would not be in the actual landings, We all knew the big day was coming soon and everyone said they wanted to be in on it. We werent going to land, but we got our bombing mission the one was excited to be part of the invasion, Fernandez recalled. Even some of the ground troops tried to buy their way onto a plane, just so they could say they were in on it. I never saw so many guys willing to pay for the chance to get killed. German anti-aircraft or Luftwaffe resistance en route to France, but he recalls the incredible sight of the entire channel. It was an amazing sight. I knew this was the start of the end of the war. I started tearing up, thinking, This was it, this was the day everyone had talked about the past two years. I thought about those dog faces who wouldnt come back. It was a day Ill never forget. It was exciting, but sad. Korean War veteran Gene Ciliberti, who was too young for WWII service, recalled hearing about the Everyone was thrilled. We were just young kids, but we knew this was the big battle. Of course, all of us talked tough about how, if we were over there, wed Ciliberti said his parents were glued to the radio, listening to Edward R. Murrow broadcast from London about the invasion. Churches opened and people went to services, even though I think it was a weekday. It was all anyone talked about. The invasion was on. We never gave it a thought that it might not work. Me and my pals were upset that now the war would be over before we were old enough to join up. Ciliberti, however, would be old enough when the Korean Perico Island resident Bob Jennison, who died sevInfantry Regiment, made famous in the book Band of Brothers by Stephen Ambrose. 6, 1944, and believed he would not live through the day. As I remember his story, he always said he wasnt a hero, but he served with a company of heroes. The division landed at Omaha Beach and fought the bloodiest battle of the day. wouldnt make it. He was right. interviewed him. He told me the movie The Longest Steven Spielberg movie Saving Private Ryan and one would see the real horror of combat. no Allied army put a gun to a soldiers head and said refused to go. He might have been court-martialed and heard any story about anyone who refused to go. But why did they go? I have interviewed, including those who were not at do anything to not be called a coward by their buddies. and he would do the same for you, is just about what Better to die in combat than be a coward and have to face the guys you trained with for nearly two years, try Division land In the photo with the hills in the Division prepares Army Signal Corps PLEASE SEE D-DAY, PAGE 21 12:00 noon on Monday, June 16, to 12:00 noon on Friday, June 20, 2014.

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 4, 2014 21 Obituary WHERE OLD FLORIDA COMES TO DINE AND UNWIND.COME BY LAND OR SEA! Marker 49 INDOOR DINING In the historic shing village adjacent to Cortez Kitchen, Cortez Bait & Seafood and Taylor Boatworks Open 7 days 11-10 4628 119th St.W., Cortez sword shgrillcortez.com941.798.2035 NEVER A DULL MOMENT! RAGIN CAJUN RAISING CANE CRAWFISH BOWL JUNE 15 WED. HAPPY HOUR EXTRAVAGANZA 4-6 MATT & TANYA 6-9 THU. TANGLED MANGOES 6-9 FRI. ROAD BLOCK 7-10 SAT. TIM CHANDLER NOON-4, TAYLOR & TAYLOR 710 SUN. REID FROST NOON-4, TC & THE TROUBLEMAKERS SABBATICAL CELEBRATION 5-8 MON. NATURAL VIBES 6-9 TUE. TBA Island Coffee HausReal Florida Relaxation! WE TWEET TOO @ami_islander @ami_islander At your service Obituaries are provided as a community service in The Islander newspaper to residents and family of residents, both past and present, and to those people with ties to Anna Maria Island. Content is edited for style and length. Photos are welcome. Paid obituaries are available by callCommunity notices, events The Islander welcomes notices of your events and projects on Anna Maria Island and encourages you to submit both news and photographs on a regular basis. Send press releases and photos with detailed captions to news@islander.org. Remember to include complete contact information for more information and for publication.Robert Byrnes Jones Robert Byrnes Jones, 85, of Bradenton and formerly of Holmes Beach, died May 22. He was born Hilda (Schilling) Jones. Mr. Jones was a 1948 graduate of Sullivan High School in Chicago. He graduated in 1953 from the as a 2nd lieutenant and served his country during the Florida and started his career in hospital administration as assistant administrator at the Holiday Hospital in Orlando; administrator of the Morrow Memorial Hospital in Auburndale; and Polk General in Bartow. for L.W. Blake Medical Center in Bradenton, 45 days after it opened. He held many memberships, including Ss. Peter & Paul the Apostles Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Rotary Club of Bradenton, Genealogy Guard Auxiliary. He was an active resident of Freedom Village, where he served on the safety council, among other memberships over the years. He was featured in 1994 in a story in The Islander about his brick collection on return from an International Brick Collectors Meeting in Iowa, when he left His oldest dated brick was one from the Columbian World Exposition, dated 1893, and had been found in the Manatee River. A celebration of life took place May 25 at the Freedom Village auditorium. A Mass of Christian burial took place May 26 at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Bradenton. Memorials may be made to either Juvenile Freedom Village. Condolences for the family may be made online at www.shannonfuneralhomes.com. Mr. Jones is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Mary Ann (McIrvin) of Bradenton; daughand Suzanne Anderson of Columbia, South Caroand husband Jonathan Tomberg of East Elmhurst, Columbia, South Carolina; and many extended family members and friends. he meant. His unit had bonded as brothers, maybe more than brothers, he said. They were not cowards, but they were not heroes. erans have all said. I wasnt a hero. We left the heroes over there. Winter Anna Maria Island resident Robert Read, who His thoughts on his war experiences sum up the viewed. I just did my duty. We all did. We werent heroes, we just wanted to get the war over. Im proud of my service. I will always hold my head up and say I am a proud veteran. mandy that day have died since being interviewed. Only a handful of WWII veterans remain. mand A, who was in the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium On June 6, I plan to remember those island vets, and Allied veterans, who went ashore that day in 1944 remember all those we left over there. Such was the price of the freedoms we have today that often are abused and taken for granted. D-DAY Holmes Beach alcohol ban on beach in effect Two new alcohol laws came into effect in Beachgoers can no longer possess alcohol on Holmes Beach beaches. The previous ordinance had banned consuming alcohol on the beach. The revised or new ordinance closed a loophole for Holmes Beach police. Also, people under the age of 21 can no longer enter stand-alone bars. Commissioners said allowing people under the age of 21 was problematic because drinks could be passed to a minor, even if they werent served by the establishment.

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 4, 2014 23 2000 75th St. W., BradentonSmoke-Free Facility / Always Open to The PublicLunches ~ Dinners ~ Dances ~ Bingo Amusement Center and More! FOR A SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS CALL 941-794-3489 or visit www.americanlegionpost24.com Kirby Stewart Post 24 WELCOME TO Kirby Stewart Post 24 Kirby Stewart Post 24 WELCOME TO The American Legion Island FleaGet your TIKI on at the Islands newest hot spot for music, food and fun! Burgers, fish taco, wings, fries & more! Lunch specials 12-3, Dinner 5-10. HOURS 12-10 Tue-Sat, 12-8 Sunday5704 Marina Drive HB, 941.778.4402 Island Flea Wed. Valliere & Trippy Hump Day 7-10 Thurs. Ladies Night with Doug Bidwell 7-10 Fri. Mumbo Jumbo 7-10 Sat. Messenger 7-10 Sun. After-the-Beach BBQ Schmidt Brothers 4 8 www.thebridgetenderinn.com Governor honors village restaurant owners Florida Gov. Rick Scott recently recognized Arts & Eats Restaurant and Gallery, 1114 12th St. W., Bradenton, as one of only 28 restaurants in the state that had no safety or sanitation violations within the past year. The restaurant is owned by the husband-wife team Royale in Holmes Beach. They moved to the island Slawsky said moving to Anna Maria Island is one of the greatest decisions she and her husband have made. Its just a wonderful place to relax after work. Its paradise, she said. A May 9 letter from Scott to the owners congratulated the couple and establishment. rating from the website Tripadvisor.com. Food service establishment inspections are govfessional Regulation, Scotts letter said. m.Chamber events planned The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, at The Feast restauCost of the lunch is $15 per person and members are encouraged to bring a guest or potential member. The chambers monthly sunrise breakfast for June Beach. Cost of the breakfast is $8. WE ROCK ONLINEislander.org Chamber awards scholarshipsThree area high ates Alfredo Huertas-Meza and Valeriya Mikhaylova the Anna Maria Island Chamber Courtesy AMI Chamber Three hard-working area high school graduates received academic scholarships for college from the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce in a May 28 ceremony. The chamber annually chooses its scholarship award winners from applicants who demonstrate a high academic record in high school and plan to major in business or a business-related curriculum at college. This years winners are Alfredo Cortez of Southeast High School, Andrea Huertas-Meza of the Manatee School of the Arts and Valeriya Mikhaylova of Braden River High School. major in business and accounting. Huertas-Meza will study international business Mikhaylova, who came to Florida from Russia Much of the money generated by the chambers fundraising events, such as the annual golf tournament, goes toward the scholarship program. Business news ebrate? Maybe youve just opened a business or your business received an award or special recognition. If so, wed like to hear from you. To be considered, email your who, what, where, when and why to news@islander.org. Hi-res photos also are welcome. Time magazine site shows off AMI beach An article in the online edition of Time magazine discussing summer tourism, includes a phopage. The caption said, Past the industrial fruit-juice beautiful hidden beaches and stoplight-free Anna Maria Island. Here, days are spent sunbathing on soft sand, sipping chilly cocktails on the boardwalk, and tucking into fresh seafood on the deck of a waterfront restaurant. Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce president Mary Ann Brockman said the photo was great for the island, but noted there are actually One is in Bradenton Beach and four are in she said. Still, its nice that Time sees us as an unspoiled getaway and we like that, Brockman said.

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24 JUNE 4, 2014 THE ISLANDER mbowers@tampabay.rr.com MB MARINE LLCElectronics / Electrical Installation & ServicePO Box 1064 Cortez, Fl 34215(941) 920-1169 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 Open Mon-Fri 8-4, Saturday by Appointment 12044 Cortez Rd. W, (941) 792-7657 marinedocktor@msn.comMake one stop to shop for the Dock!marine docktor s Re mote Controls Weve got BAIT!Call in your bait reservation:941-323-7892 LIVE Whitebait Crabs Threadfin Pinfish COME CRUISE ON OUR PRIVATE YACHT 941-780-8010 Now and Then Excursions By Kevin Cassidy Islander Reporter Island Community Center, its business as usual for the sports programs, and the regular youth basketball season has come to a close. The league now turns its attention to the second season playoffs. replay of the season, but Island Real Estate has hopes place Beach Bums in the championship game at 6 p.m. Friday, June 6. The 11-13 division playoffs got started May 31 with a second-versus-third-place matchup. BridgeTender Inn easily raced past Sandbar Restaurant 32-16 Michael Latimer led the way for BridgeTender with 13 Jack Groves added 6 points apiece. Leo Tilelli added 4 with 2 points in the victory. Joe Rogers paced Sandbar with 8 points and 12 rebounds, while Brooke Caperelli added 4 points and seven rebounds. Alex Rodriguez and Tuna McCracken completed the scoring for Sandbar with 2 points each in the loss. seed West Coast Air Condition with the winner set to take on top-seed Beach Bistro June 3. Heritage Paper rebounds from Burke Hill, and 14 points and eight rebounds from Sam Cuva. Cameron Brauner knocked down a pair of three Carper nailed two 3-pointers of his own on the way to points for West Coast in the loss. Ice Cream take on third-seed Walter & Associates with from Christian Hampton and 13 points, eight rebounds R and Edward Cullinan added 4 points each, while Lucan Phil Rottes scored 9 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, while Seth Walter and Jack Walter scored 8 points each to lead Walter & Associates in the loss. Seth Walter also contributed a game-high 12 rebounds. and Lane Burnett completed the scoring with 2 points each. Adult basketball rolls on Adult basketball completed its fourth week of play R E standings. Bug Guys are a game back in second place with a 3-1 record, followed by 2-2 Gator Man Pools and a trio of 1-3 teams, Island Gourmet, the Feast and the Sun. G behind 23 points and six rebounds from Antwann Jackson and 13 points from Cameron Kawcak. Ricky Tyrell from Jonathan Ely and 5 points and 11 rebounds from Island Gourmet was led by Scott Elisio and Craig Burns, who finished with 23 points each. Justin Jones and Brandon Kerns each added 4 points in the loss. tory over the Sun behind 24 points and seven rebounds nine assists from Ray Gardner. Jonathan Moss added Sean Hubbards 24 points and 11 rebounds led the Eric Gledhill in the loss. Brandon Kern made six 3-pointers on the way to a game-high 28 points to lead Bug Guys past Gator Andrew Turman added 9 points and eight rebounds for the Bug Guys, which also received 6 points from G victory. Brandon Osmond scored 12 points and Richard G Brown and Michael Scpondea in the loss. Key RRoyale golf news The Key Royale Club men got out for a few rounds of golf last week, including twice May 26. They played a nine-hole, low-net-of-partners match in the morning. Omar Trolard on a combined 6-under-par 58. That was two shots better than the second-place team of Fred The Key Royale women played a Red, White and They teed off on three red, three white and three blue Flight A winner was Helen Pollack with a 4-underford was alone in third place at 1-under-par 31. 3-under-par 29. Margaret Finley was one shot back in second place, while Terry Westby and Sally Martin tied for third with matching even-par 32s. The afternoon saw the men play a nine-hole, competition. The men were back on the course May 29 for a nine-hole, team scramble. Bob Soos, Barry Izzard, R R R G AMIICC Youth Basketball LLeague schedule June 6 6 p.m. Beach Bums vs. Island Real Estate Ages 11-13 G June 6 8 p.m. Championship Game TBA AMIICC Adult Soccer schedule June 5 6 p.m. Slims Place vs. Sato Real Estate June 5 8 p.m. Agnelli Pool vs. Island Pest June 5 9 p.m. Beach to Bay vs. Ross Built AMIICC Adult Kickball schedule G G Center claries pet policy The Anna Maria Island Community Center issued In addition to service animals, people can bring a handler and activities are supervised by experienced individuals. Examples include the pony carousel at the Christmas celebration. control of the owner and involved only with registered participants of the class. E aggressive and accompanied by their owners in the workplace. The policy, according to the announcement, prochildrens classrooms. The announcement said, All of these situations must meet with the approval of the executive director and all posted standards of health, cleanliness and safety.

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26 JUNE 4, 2014 THE ISLANDER Sea turtle nesting drops from same time last year G Islander Reporter Sea turtles are nesting on Anna Maria Island, but Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring volunteer Glenn Wiseman has patrolled the island beaches for sea turtle nests for 16 years. but so far this year weve only had 15, Wiseman said concerned. Weve had a cooler winter and a cooler spring, Wiseman said. We really wont know until it gets warmer and toward the end of the season. Sea turtle nesting season began May 1 and continues to Oct. 31, although the focus usually changes from nesting to hatching mid-season. Sea turtles mostly come to shore to nest when the temperature of the water in the Gulf of Mexico reaches is warm enough to incubate the eggs. And sometimes they take a year off, Wiseman said, offering another explanation. But overall, the whole state has been up. Research conducted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission backs up Wiseman. The FWC started tracking sea turtles nests in 1989 following an unexpected low in nesting activity. The research shows two increases sandwiching a sharp decline in statewide nesting for loggerheads, the most common nester on Anna Maria Island, during the 23-year period. increase from the 1998 numbers in the past six years. The overall nesting activity shows an increase of 29 lower than the number of nests in 1998, the highest year recorded. The highs and lows could follow the pattern of hatchlings making it into the water. Loggerheads have a year. Conversely, years with low survival rates could mean low nesting numbers going forward. Wiseman Wiseman also said a possible impact could be tion. Or it could just be a spike. Itll take a few years Green and leatherback turtle nests have increased exponentially since the FWC began tracking them. Green turtle nests statewide have increased hundredfold since 1989. Do your part Residents, visitors and businesses can help the nesters by removing all furniture from the beaches at night and using sea turtle-friendly three island cities. AMITW works with code their observations to the city for action. AMITW volunteer Glenn Wiseman adds to Sand holes on the beach often made by children at play can trap sea turtles, and in some cases result in death of the turtle due to dehydration. Renourishment players meet beachside for celebrationWhats in $16M? the beach. E G Islander Reporter With the sun to their backs and freshly placed sand gratulated each other on a job well done. R and departments involved in the recent renourishment projects. The renourishment projects known as the Anna The projects repaired damage from Tropical Storm Beach back up to standard levels. Its a good reason to celebrate, said Manatee County Commissioner John Chappie, who resides in Bradenton Beach. Manatee County commissioners, mayors of the three island cities and some city commissioners, Great E ment of Environmental Protection, Anna Maria Island R parks employees attended. I look at this and Im blown away, said Buchanan, R-Longboat Key. Anna Maria was voted one of the top places in the world and in the country, and we need to continue those investments. Buchanan said for every dollar spent on beach Its a team effort and Im proud to be a small part of it, the congressman said. Chappie also spoke to the group, saying many may not know renourishment on Anna Maria Island was toration and dune projects. Former Bradenton Beach Mayor Kate Pierola was the driver. Pierola, who led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance, spearheaded the effort beginning in 1989 following a visit to Miami, where the beach had eroded Pierola mounted a public campaign and enlisted She said her success came from taking it to the people. Its the people that make it happen, she said. This hardens our beach and protects our infrastructure and protects our coastal habitat, as well, Chappie said. Charlie Hunsicker, director of Manatee County Parks and Recreation, coordinated and oversaw the missioners, project managers and engineers. sible, Hunsicker said. Its really special here in Anna Maria to maintain that free access and that beauty which is the experience. G E access that enabled Manatee County to get the maximum allowable amount of funding from the state for the project. of the most success story beach projects awarded, said Sirisha Rayaprolu from the Army Corps of Engineers. Charlie Hunof the Manatee County Parks and Natuemony in the pergola at Tortuga Inn in Bradenton Islander Photos: Former Bradenton emony in the pergola at Tortuga Inn in BradenSea turtle nesting as of May 29: 26 nests, 29 false crawls. AMITW

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 4, 2014 29 SERVICES Continued SERVICES Continued m. LAWN & GARDEN LANDSCAPING LANDSCAPING Continued 6600. HOME IMPROVEMENT ing.net. you DANS RESCREEN INC.POOL CAGES, LANAIS, PORCHES, WINDOWS, DOORS No Job TOO BIG or TOO SMALL. Free Estimates. I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S WASH FAMILY CONSTRUCTION941.725.0073LOCALLY OWNED AND FAMILY OPERATED SINCE 1988State Lic. CBC1258250CALL THE ISLANDS FINESTMORE THAN 2,500 LARGE AND SMALL PROJECTS ON AMI SINCE 1988!We provide design plans~You preview 3-D drawings Family Owned and Operated since 1975 viceCHRISTIES PLUMBINGResidential & Commercial#CFC1426596 ____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ CLASSIFIED RATES: Minimum $12 for up to 15 WORDS. 16-30 words: $20. 31-45 words: $40. BOX ad: additional $4. (Phone number is a "word.")The deadline is NOON Monday every week for Wednesdays paper.Run issue date(s) _________ _________ _________ _________ or TFN start date: ______________ Amt. pd _________________Date _____________ Ck. No. _________Cash _______ By _________ Credit card payment: d u No. _____________________________________________________ Name shown on card: ____________________________________________card exp. date ______/ ______ House no. or P.O. box no. on cc bill ________________________Billing address zip code ________________ Your e-mail for renewal reminder: ____________________________________________________________ CLASSIFIED AD ORDER HONEY DOHOME REPAIRS & HANDYMAN SERVICE35 years of experience means service you can count on!PAINTING, DRYWALL, TILE, WOODWORK, ALL TASKS941.896.5256 We Can Repair or Install Anything With Your Home HONEY DO HOME REPAIRHandyman Service Joesph LaBrecque Free Estimates 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 24-hour Emergency Service www.coderedplumbinginc.com941-920-3684PLUMBING 24hourEmergencyService PL U U U MB I I NG Cleaning by LAURA Pet FriendlyFor honest, reliable and friendly service Contact me today.Call: 941-539-6891 or email cleaning bylaura@ hotmail.comGod Bless You! S S C R E E N C R E E N P P R O S R O S A N D A N D M M O R E O R E Island LimousinePROMPT, COURTEOUS SERVICE AIRPORT PERMITTED & LIVERY INSURED941-779-0043

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30 JUNE 4, 2014 THE ISLANDER I S L A N D E R C L L A A S S S S I F I E E D D S S WE LIKE LIKES facebook.com/ Islandernewspaper HOLMES BEACH40 Years of Professional Service to Anna Maria Island and BradentonEXPERIENCE REPUTATION RESULTSFOR SALE Belair Bayou: Unique 3/2 home with 2,632 sa, man cave, pool, lanai with replace and stone table with grill and much more. $316,000.RENTALS GULFFRONT Vacation/Seasonal 5/4 Home. GULFFRONT Luxury Villas 2/2 and 1/1.5 Vacation/Seasonal BOOKING NOW FOR 2014 SEASONAL/VACATION RENTALS RENTALS Continued NN L R R ER R N I C R C m L L R NN L REN L R C C N R E R EN N E EC IVE R C R CE N R N IL ING   R R C NN L REN L ERIC C R REAL ESTATE RLEC E C RE LE EE G R R E Lm. E RE L LI ING   C C L ERE EE ER C N L R N R C R I NCC NR G R  R N R C R LIN R   R LE R R GRE LI LE E I N WE ROCK ONLINEwww.islander.org 104 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach941-778-8104 Properties are MOVING at Edgewater Real Estate! Stop by our ofce, visit online or call an agent today.Edgewatervacationhomes.com Edgewaterrealestateami.com Real Estate Sales Vacation Rentals Annual Rentals Property Management Concierge Service We re Serious about our Customer Servi ce Your full service Real Estate Agency providing exceptional customer service for all your short or long term goals. Whether staying a few d ays or a lifetime, we will help you find your perfect accommodation. One stop shop. We can pro vide everything you might need ..buy rent and finance your piece of paradise. STEPS TO THE BEACH! Newly remodeled 3BR/2BA. Room for a pool. Close to everything! $399k Call Lynn 941-730-1294 WAT ERLEFE Luxury golf course living at its nest! Gorgeous 2BR/2BA plus den, pool, beautiful lanai. $285,000. Call Lynn Zemmer, 941-778-8104. REDU C EDNewly Remodeled 3BR/2BA 1-car garage, pool home in NW Bradenton. Unfurnished annual rental at $1,600/mo. Available now. Gorgeous! Call: 941-778-8104 NEW ANNUAL RENTAL INC 800-367-1617 941-778-6696Mike Norman Realty31O1 GULF DR HOLMES BEACHwww.mikenormanrealty.com sales@mikenormanrealty.com MIKE NORMAN REALTY EST. 1978E XCEP TION AL B EACH VIEWS from this 2BR/2BT house at south end of Island. Unobstructed view will never change. Direct beach views. $499,000. ONE STREET F ROM RIV ER Adorable, spacious 3 BR/2BA home, located steps from Lewis Park and the Manatee River Garden Club. Hardwood oors, replace, large backyard and garage. $179,900 SEASIDE G ARDENS V ILLAS Renovated, groundlevel 2BR/2BT villa. Updated kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, updated bathrooms and a one-car garage. $249,000. REDUCED Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria Inc. Jesse Brisson Broker Associate, GRI 941-713-4755 800-771-6043 Call Jesse Brisson941-713-4755DUPLEX FOR SALE: 300 block of 65th Street on a conforming duplex lot. Lovingly maintained, new windows, room for a pool, great rental history and potential. $519,000. 5BED/3BATH DUPLEX: West of Gulf Drive, just steps to the beach this relaxed living duplex is currently a successful vacation rental. Excellent rental history and con rmed future bookings. Turnkey Furnished $940,000. 4BED/2BATH DUPLEX: : Location, Location, Location. Across from public beach and off of Gulf Drive, this duplex comes turnkey furnished! $365,000. SNEAD ISLAND: Built in 2006 on over half an acre, this 4bed/3bath home features 14-ft ceilings, crown moldings, kitchen with black granite counter tops, Grand views ,saltwater pool with waterfall feature, 200-ft new dock. Much much more $949,000. FLAMINGO TOWNHOME: Totally redone from head to toe, this 2bed/1bath condo is conveniently located close to Robinson Preserve, Anna Maria Island and with a pool and docks, what more do you need?! $175,000. POOL HOME WITH SLIP: This elevated 2bed/2bath pool home built on an oversize lot also includes a deeded boat slip. Inviting layout takes full advantage of blending indoors with outdoors. $589,999. RENTALS EEL NL NNLCR E com. LE RE C R REINLEEINGNNLL V C I N REN L N R R N E C I C R E

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 4, 2014 31 Visit www.islander.org for the best news on Anna Maria Island. CHANGE OF PROGRAMBY DAN SCHOENHOLZ / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZNo. 0525RELEASE DATE: 6/1/2014 ACROSS1 Part of a rainbow7 Blanket14 Rear admirals rear19 Invader of 106620 Comment upon heading off21 Catch ___ (surf)22 Like farmland23 Stoners memoirs?25 ___ New Guinea26 Freud disciple Alfred27 Coaches28 Leverage in divorce negotiations?30 Mixologist32 Went from black to red, say33 Home with a view34 Whinny38 Sound in a hot tub41 Mallard relative44 Berth45 Theater opening46 Dumbstruck duo?50 Moolah51 Blemished52 Admit (to)53 Calculus calculation55 Makes the connection56 Zero-star movie57 Balkan capital59 ___ Beach, Fla.61 Susan of L.A. Law62 Tale of metropolitan religious diversity?67 Word before or after down70 Yam or turnip71 Theyre big in barns72 Huskers targets75 or now77 Western followers?80 Wire service inits.81 Some lapses83 Like many mens ties85 Grant Wood portrayal?88 The Canterbury Tales inn89 Yemeni port90 Wrapped (up)91 Conciliatory gesture92 Kitchen drawer?93 Some sites for sightseers94 Eke ___ living97 Maltreated99 Having trouble slowing down?105 Like radon among all gaseous elements108 Popped up109 Appointment in Samarra novelist110 Cobblers heirloom?113 Bet114 Aplomb115 Spamalot writer and lyricist116 Forward117 Heavens118 Clear-cuts, e.g.119 Off course DOWN1 Not on point2 Singer Jones3 Hang (over)4 Saturated5 Samsung smartphone6 With 10-Down, certain punch7 Marshy lowland8 Features of many kids place mats 9 Legal hearing10 See 6-Down11 Star of reality TVs The Girls Next Door, briefly12 Immodest display 13 Oscar nominee for The Wrestler14 Highlight15 Double takes?16 Gutter site17 One with a home away from home18 Crime-fighting Eliot20 Extra: Abbr.24 Actress ___ Dawn Chong26 Mentored, e.g.29 Celebrated30 Poe poem, with The31 The Tempest spirit33 Hieroglyphic symbol35 ___ Love, 1987 LL Cool J hit36 Stylists goop37 ___ fit38 Rest stop convenience, for short39 1956 Gregory Peck role40 Dont be a ___!42 Confronts43 Certain backscratcher45 The Rapture of Canaan author Reynolds47 See 49-Down48 Big name in barbecue grills49 With 47-Down, angry50 Building needs, informally54 Not straight up57 Tolerated58 Focusing problem, for short60 Ferrells cheerleading partner on S.N.L.63 Dealt (with)64 A musical might be on one65 Neighbors of Navajos66 Sale site, maybe67 Popular premarathon meal68 Wedding site69 Engine booster73 Tropicana Field team74 W.W. II invasion site76 Tight spot in South Florida?78 ___ Hawkins Day79 Correct81 Taedium vitae82 View from Lake Como84 Relatives of turtles86 Neon frame?87 Stirred89 Spare93 In a hurry95 Govt. securities96 Left open-mouthed, say98 Rent99 Wedding sight100 Fancy wheels, familiarly101 so long ___ both shall live?102 Part of an old military alphabet103 Big bands booking104 Pops105 Comes to pass, oldstyle106 Star Wars furball107 Others, to Ovid108 In111 End of un film112 Puncture preceder113 Mme.s cousin 123456 789101112131415161718 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 3031 32 33 34353637 383940 41424344 45 46 4748 49 50 51 52 5354 55 56 57 58 59 6061 6263 6465 66 67686970 71 727374 75 7677 787980 81 82 83 84 8586 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 949596 9798 99100101 102103104 105106107 108 109 110 111112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 Online subscriptions: Todays puzzle and more than 4,000 past puzzles, nytimes.com/crosswords ($39.95 a year). New York Times Sunday Magazine CrosswordAnswers: page 28 New luxury condos from 1,286 sq. ft. to 1,627 sq. ft. 2 or 3 bedroom, 2 bath or 2 bath condominiums Covered enclosed screened lanai on coach homes Close to highly rated schools, hospitals, and world-famous IMG Academies and Manatee County Golf Course Beautiful and exclusive heated lagoon-style pool Minutes to beautiful beaches and walking distance to restaurants, shopping, and coffee shops The opportunity has never been better for you to live in Paradise. Visit us today! **Closing Cost Incentive Special Offer begins on new contracts entered into as of 2/13/14 and is valid on the purchase of eligible Inventory/Move-In Ready homes at select Taylor Morrison West Florida area communities that can close on or before June 30, 2014 only (Closing Cost Incentive). Seller will pay certain applicable Closing Costs, excluding discount points or pre-paids, which will vary depending on the eligible home selected and other restrictions described below, if buyer utilizes Sellers afliated lender, Taylor Morrison Home Funding, LLC, FL:MLD72 (Approved Lender). Services not available in all states. Rates, terms and conditions offered are subject to change without notice. All loans are subject to underwriting and loan qualication of the lender. Additional licensing or other details, including special nancing incentives (as applicable), may be found at www.taylormorrison.com/nance. Total closing cost contribution credited at Closing and subject to Sellers contribution limitations based on mortgage program and loan to value guidelines. *Purchase Price Reduction Incentive Special Offer begins on new contracts entered into as of 2/13/14 and is valid on the purchase of eligible Inventory/Move-In Ready homes at select Taylor Morrison West Florida area communities that can close on or before June 30, 2014 only (PPR Incentive). Use of Approved Lender not required and cash or outside lender nanced transactions also apply to PPR Incentive. Note: New Home Prices already reects the Homes Base Price after the PPR Incentive adjustment and assumes eligibility criteria has been satised. The Closing Cost and PPR Incentive Offers are not valid at all communities and incentives and design options will vary by home and/or Community. Offer void where prohibited or otherwise restricted by law. All pricing, availability and plans subject to change or delay without notice. Limited time offer, additional restrictions apply and all Special Offers incentive programs subject to change prior to contract. See a Taylor Morrison Sales Associate and visit www.taylormorrison.com for additional details. 2014, Taylor Morrison of Florida, Inc. All rights reserved. (TI)taylormorrison.com | 941.761.0587 | 7335 Skybird Road, Bradenton, FL 34209 Maintenance-Free Condos From the Upper $100s Anna Maria Island selected to be on the list of by Forbes Magazine! TOWNS INAMERICA PRETTIEST REDUCED PRICING* AND CLOSING COSTS**on Showcase Homes!

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32 JUNE 4, 2014 THE ISLANDER David Teitelbaum Sales Associate 941-812-4226 Liz Codola Broker Associate 941-812-3455 6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217 419 Pine Ave Anna Maria 34216 Beach Celebrations 2103 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 34217 1-800-883-4092 1325 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 34217 1-877-867-8842 2200 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 34217 1-800-447-7124 1603 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 34217 1-888-686-6716Making Memories Here with Us. Our Tortuga, Tradewinds, SeaSide and Tropic Isle Beach Resorts are the perfect choice for your wedding or other special celebration here on gorgeous Anna Maria Island. Whether a lavish event at one of our three private beaches or in your resort suite, or at our new Tortuga Beach Pergola, our Concierge and professional Wedding Planner look forward to helping you. As a courtesy, well extend our group discounts to include each of our four hotels, so youll get credit for the total number of reservations no matter which hotel you and your guests choose. Please call soon. We invite you to make your memories here with us: we know youll come back to visit us again & again. The beach is spectacular and the sunsets are amazing.Very romantic. If you want to just relax and forget the world, this is the place to go. Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Tortuga Inn two-bedroom apartments Gulfview @ $599,00 Bayview @ $529,000 The Gardens @ $450,000 ZAGAT Top Restaurants in America Best Food on the Gulf Coast 941-778-6444 | www.BeachBistro.com