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Meeti*20Have you noticed something is missing The government calen- at Holmes Beach City Hall?
dar. Page 4 The large abstract sculpture that decorated the front entrance for more than a
Op.-'Eddecade is gone, and it's not coming back. The Isadredtra The aluminum structure was removed
readr ltter Pae 6on a flatbed truck July 25 at the request of readr leter. Pae 6the artist, Linda Howard, of Ellenton. jslan re According to Howard, the sculpture was
lu Nal aayutaken to an art show in Canada and will be Looking back. Page 7 traveling to various shows around the counSite plan for Mainsail try.Tesupueionoftodaedb
Lodge gets looked over A field of stars on blue, red stripes and 6 white egrets in a row Her sctre is ne oftw9dnaedb
Page 8 Penny Frick of Bradenton wins this week's Top Notch judging with her timely, patriotic Howard oim the city ins 1999
-~~~ ~photograph taken at the Anna Maria City Pier where she said, if she listened closely, she land owad c lamstetoryaso i ,S could hear the birds singing "Born in the U.S.A. Frick wins an Islander "More-Than- loante Cty Cmisoe ao
Comit annonce a-Mu llet- Wrapper" T-shirt and entry in the newspaper's grand-prize Top Notch contest.
Cmnits, ve ntse For more information about the summertime digital photo contest, go to page 8. Whitmore, who was mayor of Holmes Beach ments evets. ageswhen Howard presented the artwork to the 10-11 Mci n o c m n n h ld y city, sid she is sad to see them go.
Lawenorem ntfocuses EEUEIUIUJ "I'm surprised she took them back, I
What time is sunset? IE E Ifie o k ,don't remember her ever saying they were
Page 10 traffic, ile a ir w r s alcohol on loan. I thought she had donated them,"
Whitmore said. "But whatever her reaBy Merab-Michal Favorite fireworks launched over the holiday. sons, I appreciate what she did for Holmes
Is lander Reporter On July 3, catch the professional pyro- Beach."
Different police departments have dif- technical show after nightfall at the BeacH- Whitmore said many people associate ferent policies when it comes to the Fourth house Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., the city of Holmes Beach with the sculpGetting around AM4L of July. Bradenton Beach. And fireworks will be tures and the works have even appeared on
Pages 16-17 If you' re planning to celebrate the holi- launched July 4 on the beach at the Sandbar Holmes Beach postcards in the past.
day by launching some Roman candles or Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. However, the sculptures were not with-bottle rockets, don't bring them to Anna Tokajer said his team also will be writ- PLEASE SEE SCULPTURE, PAGE 4
Maria Island. ing tickets for motorists who park illegally
The Holmes Beach Police Department HBPD officers wrote more than 200
and Manatee County Sheriff's Office are parking citations, Memorial Day weekend. Sea turtle makes late- planning a crack down on illegal firecrack- When parking, Tokajer says people morning appearance. ers. should remember to park in the direction of
Page 19 "Every year we have a beach cleanup on traffic flow, avoid parking on sidewalks and
July 5," said HBPD Chief Bill Tokajer. "Last not block driveways.
Steti year I was appalled at how many of these Traffic and parking is the priority for
Island police blotter. fireworks we picked up. It took us hours." Bradenton Beach police officers. Page 20 Tokajer said he will have extra patrols "We are expecting thick crowds and
I B watching out for illegal fireworks, like bottle heavy traffic," BBPD Chief Sam Speciale S
SI a d B= rockets, roman candles and mortars. said. "We are asking people to drive safely
"We will be confiscating any illegal fire- and be on the look out for pedestrians." Page 23 works we come across, any fireworks that Speciale said he will have patrol and
explode, launch or are projectiles," he said. reserve officers safeguarding the beach,
"These fireworks put our citizens and chil- along with deputies provided by the Manateedren in danger, and we are concerned." County Sheriff's Office, including deputies
ISky lanterns also are illegal and will be on horseback at Coquina Beach.
confiscated, Tokajer said. Speciale said the amount of people on
"They get caught in trees and are a the beach has swollen tenfold since he started hazard to marine life," Tokajer said. working for the BBPD 2'7 years ago. John Henry and a helper load and secure
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July 4 weekend expected to make bang for business
By Rick CatlinZ
Islander Reporter Island beaches
Anyone hoping to fulfill a dream for a July 4 have beach goers
vacation on Anna Maria Island had better wake up aplenty June 25
and act fast. as good weather
Rooms are filling up, according to many island prevailed. With
accommodation owners and managers, and the Anna ~-~~accommodation Maria Island Chamber of Commerce has had its hands _bookings up,
full trying to find rooms for procrastinators. ~.beaches could
Marianne Norman-Ellis said phones at Mike remain crowded
Norman Realty, 3101 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, trugh the July 4
have been ringing constantly with people looking weekend. Islander
for accommodations. ~, Photo: Rick
"We'vye only got a few units left. They've been Cti
renting fast, especially beachfront units," she said.
"We'vye also been getting emails galore and even
walk-ins. We're trying to help everyone find a room
and enjoy the weekend," Norman-Ellis said. "But
with July 4 on a Friday, people have been booking
for the entire week."
"This is going to be the busiest holiday of the At Anna Maria Island Accommodations, 315 Pine And a lot of our members are already full for the summer and should be even busier than last July 4," Ave., Anna Maria, the scene is just as hectic. weekend and just don't have anything available," she she added. "Telephones have been ringing constantly the past said.
Norman-Ellis said the agency is "doing every- few weeks, and the number of emails has loaded up A large number of callers can't find anything and thing possible to accommodate visitors," including our inbox every day," said Susan Brinson, co-owner are asking the chamber for help, she said. working with the chamber and other chamber mem- with husband Mike. "We' re doing everything we can "We' re trying as best we can," Wing said. bers to find accommodations. to find accommodations for people that fit the days Quite a few inquiries are for a one-night stay, and
David Teitelbaum, owner of the Tortuga Inn, they want, but the options are going fast." that's hard to find with July 4 on a Friday, she said.
Tradewinds, Seaside, Tropic Isle motels and Old Many people want waterfront rentals, and those Still, the chamber will work with walk-in visitors
Bridge Village in Bradenton Beach, said he's been units always go quickly, she noted. looking for a room, she said.
amazed at how early people began making reserva- "It's going to be a busy, busy weekend and I think Located at 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, Wing tions. retail shops" the couple also own the Flip-Flop said the chamber's office will be open 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
"People booked more than a month in advance, Shop and Candy Stop on Pine Avenue "and res- July 2-3, but closed July 4-6.
and our reservations are looking really good this taurants will see plenty of activity," she said. "If you' re looking for a room on the island for week. I know we' re going to exceed our occupancy At the chamber office, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes this weekend, you' d better call now," she said. levels of last July 4," he said. Beach, chamber vice president Deb Wing said the Wing also urged chamber members with available
"And people are coming for the entire week, not number of people calling for a room has reached epic accommodations to contact her office.
just for the weekend. We' re almost booked solid and proportions. Wing also noted many retail chamber members
we're scrambling to help people find an accommoda- "We' re having so many walk-ins, call-ins and are gearing up for the holiday and extending hours. tion." emails that we've been busier than I can remember. To reach the chamber, call 941-778-1541.
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Pilato of the more than 2,000 spaces there were filled by 10 am. H ldybig
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Intoximeter, The chaos was compounded by the removal of Ms oenetofcswl ecoe rdy
a device that some bollards that formerly directed traffic flow at the July 4, to observe Independence Day.
measures county pr.The county also took out all of the "noTrsanreylgcoetiswllbpsalcohol in parking" signs on the access roads and removed a gate pndoedy rmFia oStra o ei
a glass and on the east side of the road north of Leffis Key. dential services in unincorporated Manatee County,
on aper Beaus the~noparing sins hd ben emoed, as well as in Holmes Beach.
on aper Beaus the"noparing sins hd ben emoed, There is no scheduled trash collection in Anna
son's breath. the BBPD was unable to enforce parking at the park Maria on the holiday. There also is no trash collecIslander and the missing gate allowed people to circumnavigate tinnBrdtoBeconFdas
Photo: the traffic backup on Gulf Drive and use the access
Bonner Joy road. Manatee County parks and beaches will be
HoeeCharlie Bishop, of the Manatee County open to the public. Manatee County golf course oev aer, tDprmet adabu8pr will be open. G.T. Bray Recreation Center, G.T.
cent of the bollards have been replaced. Ba kt akadBaktn kt akwl
SCULPTURE CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 "We hope we will never have a debacle like that be open normal hours, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
out controversy when they first arrived. one again," Speciale said. Manatee County's nature preserves will remain
Holmes Beach residents were divided on whether In addition to fireworks and parking concerns, open.
or not they liked Howard's abstract work when the officers on the island will look out for illegal alcohol Manatee County's public libraries will be sculptures were placed one at city hall and the other, consumption and underage drinking, closed Friday, July 4, and will reopen Saturday,
a smaller piece, near the entrance to Key Royale in "Alcohol is not allowed on the beach. If we see it, July 5. The Tingley Memorial Library in Bradenton October 1999. you are getting a ticket," Tokajer said. Beach also will be closed for the holiday.
A petition asking for their removal circulated Sgt. Paul Davis, head of the Manatee County Sher- As for Manatee County Area Transit, only and more than 83 people asked to have the sculptures iff' s Office-Anna Maria substation, said his deputies the trolley and beach express service will operate removed, while another petition with 140 signatures are prepared for one of the "busiest weekends we've Friday, July 4. asked to have the artwork stay. ever had in the city." The MCAT fixed route, para-transit service and
The Key Royale sculpture was removed about a Davis said the Anna Maria deputies will be on duty Longboat Key trolley service will resume July 5. month ago, according to Lori Kee, deputy city clerk, throughout the weekend and additional deputies have
Howard said both structures were in need of repair been assigned to the city from mainland units. "Alcohol on the beach is a major problem on holiand that was one reason they were removed. "We'l11 primarily be looking for alcohol and fire- days and it's illegal. We' re advising the public not to
Howard is an Illinois native who graduated from works violations," Davis said, "and illegal parking." bring alcohol. Just come and enjoy the day."
the Uniiversity of Denver in the 1950s. He said the goal of deputies is to allow people to Another issue for deputies is illegally parked vehiShe has held teaching positions at Manatee Coin- enjoy the holiday weekend, but ensure safety is main- cles. Anna Maria requires all tires off the roadway on munity College, the University of Florida and the tained in the city. its streets, he said.
University of New York. She has received numerous "We want people to come to Anna Maria and have "Don' t do anything stupid," Davis advised visitors. awards for her sculptures, which she displays all over a good time," Davis said. "But if the weather is good "This is a family day and a celebration of our country. the country. She is represented by galleries in Miami, for the weekend, we'll be dealing with an awful lot of Just obey the rules and enjoy the professional fireworks Atlanta and Tallahassee. people and there are bound to be some violations." show at the Sandbar," he said.
Her work can be viewed at online www.lindahow- Deputies will confiscate illegal fireworks and alco- Islander reporter Rick Catlin contributed to this ardsculpture .com. hol and citations may be issued, he said. story.
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Anna Maria cell tower could be operational in January
By Rick Catlin be completed, Barile said. "They're calling me every missioners already have denied a variance to Mark
Islander Reporter week for an update. I tell them everything is proceed- McClean and Kathy Hayes, he noted.
After nearly 12 years of chatter, a cell tower in ing as planned, it just takes time to get all the permits. In preparation for the July 4 weekend, Mayor SueAnna Maria could be a reality as early as January. They are very anxious to get going." Lynn said Waste Management Inc. is providing the city
Kevin Barile of Florida Tower Partners LLC, the Commissioners then addressed the possible law- additional garbage cans for placement at beach access company contracted by the city to build the tower at suits that have been noticed to the city. locations. WMI will not charge for the extra cans or city hall, updated commissioners on his progress at They unanimously passed a resolution making pickup, she said. their June 26 meeting. June 26 the last possible date for property owners to The city also will post a sign at the city limits by
"Everything is going well," Barile said. apply for a variance to the living-area ratio ordinance July 3 stating "No Fireworks," the mayor said. AddiHe showed commissioners a change to the tower adopted in June 2013. tionally, Sgt. Paul Davis, head of the Manatee County
base, altering the dimensions but maintaining the same The city already has seven letters of intent to file Sheriff's Office substation in Anna Maria, has extra coverage and height. a claim under the Bert Harris Property Rights Act of deputies scheduled for duty that weekend.
He said the change will better accommodate the 1995, city attorney Jim Dye said. The resolution "closes "You hope you've got all your bases covered, but four carriers he expects to occupy the tower when it the door" on future letters to file a related claim, Dye we'll see," SueLynn said. "If people have a problem becomes operational. Barile said Verizon and AT&T said. with rowdy behavior, fireworks or trash, please call
have committed to leases, while negotiations with two Dye explained that the city must first attempt to the sheriff's office," she urged. more carriers are ongoing. settle the claim through negotiation with the property The mayor also reminded commissioners that
He also presented a revised timeline to commis- owner. the first budget meeting for the 2014-15 fiscal year is
sioners, including Jan. 28, 2015, as the target for com- He plans to meet individually with each commis- scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, at Anna Maria pletion. sioner and explain the details of the claims. City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive.
The site plan for the tower was to be presented to While he said he "can't act as the go-between" Commissioners continued the second reading of an the planning and zoning board July 1. Following that among commissioners, he can present an overall strat- amendment to the sign ordinance that allows property board's review, the site plan goes before the commis- egy for each claim to the commission after his talks. owners to apply for additional signage at their propsion for approval. Dye said the usual way to deal with a Bert Harris erty. The amendment was continued to 6 p.m. ThursOnce the commission approves, Florida Towers claim is for the city to issue a variance, but com- day, July 10, at city hall. will submit its plan to the building department for a
Barile estimated that once the required permits, Anna Maria Mayor
including those from the Florida Department of Envi- SueLynn shows
ronmental Protection and the Federal Communications
backlog of site plans
Commission, among several others, are received, con- and permit applistruction should begin in mid-December.
cations that await
Carriers could begin adding equipment on comple- city planner Alan
tion, which will trigger his company to make a lumpGarrett and building
sum payment to the city of $350,000.
Version and AT&T are anxious for the tower to official Bob Welch
due to an increase
in home renovations
WMFR board schedules
chief hiring plans Islander Photo: Rick
By Rick Catlin Catlin
A new chief for the West Manatee Fire Rescue
will come from among the qualified officers already I
With the retirement of West Manatee Fire Rescue AIM um
Chief Andy Price less than I I months away in May IRK
2015, the WMFR board of commissioners agreed at il U Le-etilU sJune 21 meeting to choose a successor from the pool Anna Maria City July 24, 11:30 a.m., police retirement board.
of officers within the district. July 9, 6 p.m., budget workshop. -Aug. 12, 7 p.m., city commission.
Board chairman Scott Ricci said the application July 10, 6 p.m., special commission. -Aug. 14, 7 p.m., city commission.
period will begin July 7 and close at 4 p.m. July 30. July 16, 6 p.m., budget workshop. Aug. 21, 10 a.m., code enforcement.
A preliminary investigation by the board determined -July 23, 6 p.m., budget workshop. Aug. 26,7 p.m., city commission.
there are 5-7 staff who meet the qualifications. July 24, 6 p.m., city commission. Aug. 28,7 p.m., city commission.
Following the deadline, applicants will be given Aug. 6, 6 p.m., budget workshop. Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
one week to prepare what Ricci called a "research Aug. 13, 6 p.m., budget workshop. 941-708-5800, www.holmesbeachfl.org.
paper" for the board. Aug. 20, 6 p.m., budget workshop.
Presentations by applicants will be made individu- Aug. 28,6 p.m., city commission. Manatee County
ally to the board beginning Aug. 7. The presentations Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gu f Drive, 941 July 29, 9 a.m., county commission. are expected to take several hours, Ricci said. 708-6130, www.cityofannamaria.com. July 30, 1:30 p.m., budget, tentative village
On Aug. 28, the board will hold a group meeting rate adoption.
of the candidates. Interviews by the board with each Bradenton Beach Aug. 12, 9 a.m., county commission.
candidate will begin Sept. 4. A decision is due from July 2, 10:30 a.m., CIP. Aug. 26, 9 a.m., county commission.
the WMFR board at its Sept. 18 meeting. July 2, 11 a.m., pier team. Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W.,
Ricci said if a decision can't be reached at the July 3, 6 p.m., city commission. Bradenton, 941-748-4501, www.mymanatee.org.
September meeting, the board will continue the matter July 9, 3 p.m., planning and zoning. to its Oct. 16 meeting. July 10, 1 p.m., department heads. West Manatee Fire Rescue
"We don' t want to make a decision later than Octo- July 11, 9 a.m., mayor's meeting. July 17, 6 p.m., fire commission. ber, and may have to meet several times that month to July 15, 1 p.m., commission workshop. July 29, 9 a.m., pension board. reach a decision," he said. "This is a very important July 16, 11 a.m., pier team. Aug. 21, 6 p.m., fire commission.
decision and we'll need as many board members as July 17, noon, city commission. Administrative office, 6417 Third Ave. W., Brapossible at every meeting." Aug. 5, 1 p.m., city commission. denton, 941-761-1555, www.wmft.org.
In other business, Price said he was approached Aug. 6, 11 a.m., pier team.
about WMFR firefighters joining a union. Aug. 7, 6 p.m., city commission. Of Interest
Price said a certified labor attorney is needed to Aug. 13, 3 p.m., planning and zoning. July 4 is Independence Day. Most government guide us through the process." He said WMFR attor- Aug. 14, 1 p.m., city commission. offices are closed. ney Jim Dye, although not a labor attorney, offered Aug. 19, 1 p.m., city commission. July 16, 2 p.m., Coalition of Barrier Island
names of attorneys who are qualified and available. Aug. 20, 11 a.m., pier team. Elected Officials, TBD.
THE ISLANDER 0 JULY 2, 2014 0 5
'Donate while you 2nd Save Our Center meeting set for July 14
Celebrate' benefits center Anna Maria Island Community Center executive coming year, and she plans to discuss that subject at the
director Dawn Stiles and the center's board of direc- meeting. The center has a July 1 -June 30 fiscal year. The Anna Maria Island Community Center is tors will hold the second "Save Our Center" meeting at Stiles also supplied demographic information to working with island businesses to raise money during 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 14, at the center, 407 Magnolia show the center's largest membership group by age the July 4 holiday, which is expected to bring throngs Ave., Anna Maria. is seniors in the 60-plus range. They account for 43.6
to the island for sun and surf, as well as a parade and Stiles will provide an update on budgeting for the percent of center membership. fireworks. new fiscal year, as well as on fundraising efforts that The center has 2,095 members, she said.
The center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, said have come together since a June 4 community meet- At the June 14 meeting, Stiles and board president in a news release that island businesses participating ing. Scott Rudacille also plan to discuss operations, proin the "Donate while you Celebrate" campaign will On June 4, Stiles said the center was in financial grams and volunteer opportunities. contribute a portion of sales July 3-5 to the center. distress and only had about $60,000 to operate. With- For information, call the center at 941-778-1908.
The nonprofit announced it was facing dire finan- out additional funds, Stiles said the center might have Center membership: Age 4-17 Age 18- 59 60-plus Total cial circumstances earlier this summer. to close its doors in a month. Anna Maria 105 193 333 631
"We are grateful to the business community for The community responded with support. Holmes Beach 198 168 364 730
their support and to the consumers who visit these An anonymous donor agreed to match donations to Bradenton Beach 36 13 51 100
shops during this campaign," Dawn Stiles, the center's the center up to $50,000 and the campaign was a suc- Bradenton 236 166 134 536
executive director, said in a news release. "We hope cess, although the total amount raised thus far was not Longboat Key 22 16 17 55
Cortez 11 6 14 31
everyone has a safe and fun holiday." provided by press time for The Islander this week. Sarasota 4 71 12 87
Watch for posters in store windows and at the cash Stiles has trimmed the operating budget for the Totals: 612 569 914 2,095
registers, as well as collection jars, indicating the busi- Pirates of the Gu f
nesses that are participating. V.,
Any business seeking to participate can call Jen- Coast, including Paul
nifer Griffith of the center at 941-778-1908 or email .,7k Allgire, left, Rick
her at jemiifer6- myamicc. com. Maddox, Mitch Stewart and Brook Smith,
The Anna Maria
visit the Anna Maria
Center marketing z- 0, Center June 28 with a
committee is staging a July 4 holiday donation for the Save
Our Center campaign.
Jundraiser that cen- Holding the $1,000
ters on point-of-sale
check are Wende
donation jars at
Webb of the center,
local cash registers
and center executive
andlor donations *0 NWILS You director Dawn Stiles,
of a portion of the right. Islander Courbusinesses holiday tesy Photo
sales to help the
center weather its
For those who appreciate the
Join us on the afternoon of July 15 as we indulge in the sophisticated Tuesday, July 15
yet subtle nuances of wine pairing and appreciation. Relax and unwind
with fine varietals paired with decadent treats. We'll also host a special 2 p.m .
presentation on various senior housing options that can make for an
enjoyable and stress-free future. Complimentary admission, wine & refreshments
6 0 JULY 2, 2014 0 THE ISLANDER
Thunder claps and firecrackers
What's in the cloud?
In case you' re thinking about that elusive "cloud" on the Internet, where all things can be safely saved, stored and safeguarded, think again.
That's cloud technology.
We're talking Mother Nature and the storm she produced around 3 a.m. June 29. We're talking thundercloud a towering cumulus cloud, charged with electricity and producing thunder and lightning.
It was quite the fireworks show.
The severe clash of weather was a mild prelude for what's to come, as we head into the July 4 holiday. The temperatures are in the 90s during the day
- feels like 107 degrees. Even water temps are 90 YEP, NOW
degrees-plus. And the warmer it gets, the better the chances for a clash in the clouds. WE'RE REAL
If the clash comes, stay safe indoors and enjoy
the show. ROCKET
As for the holiday, if you're one of the lucky SCIENTISTS...
folks who live here year-round and many of us still do then you need to practice your survival skills.
If you loathe crowded beaches and traffic gridlock, it's time to go on lockdown.
Gather your groceries and grill supplies early. Stay home until after the clash of patriotic revelers
- like the cumulus clouds has passed through.
On June 29, Publix already was feeling the crush. Restaurants started filling up after sunset. And traffic started building a full week before the holiday.
We also observed a few sky rockets on the beach
two weeks before the holiday. WHAT DO YOu MEAN WE
Yep, it started early this year.
Here's some advice for everyone: N'T HE ANY MATCHES? l
Fireworks anything that shoots up in the air and/or makes a bang are illegal. Enjoy the work of professional pyrotechnics.
Drive with care, yield to pedestrians in the crosswalks and take notice of beachbound patriots wandering outside the white lines.
Remember to leave only footprints on the beach.Remove trash and beach accessories, including chairs, umbrellas and canopiesat the day's end.
No alcohol on the beaches and at parks.
Ride the trolley. If you're a visitor to the island, appreciate our free service. If you' re an islander, spend some time with our visitors.
The July 4 parade begins at Coquina Beach at
about 10 a.m. island time and journeys north 4 '
to the Anna Maria City Pier. Expect traffic delays. Watch for pedestrians and bicycles. And wear your brightest, boldest red, white and blue.
Happy Fourth of July.
Publsher and Edito
Bonner Joy, bonnereeaender.org
Lisa Neff, copy editor Just plain July 4 fun ...
Joe Bird, edltorial cartoonist
Kevn Casidy, kvinOelander.o
Rick Catlin, ricklelander.org Above and below right, law enforcement confiscates
Jack Elks, firstname.lastname@example.org Mar
erab-Michal Favortt ~nera.b@liander. July 4 fireworks in past years.
Jennifer Glenrfleld, jnlferlelander.org
Capt. Danny Steeny, fhOlander.org
MIke Quinn I NewaManatee.om
Toni Lyon, tonlselander.org
W orace start
Lis Willams, manager, lisawslander
Janice DIngmran, pier plank coordinator
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subsriptionetelandrFireworks light up the beach in Anna Maria.
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On the road Tile Islander
I "Wild" Wes Wunz, of Sunny Shores in
-7' ELCOE TOCortez, and "Commodore Don DickI I I 0;RY son, also of Cortez, hit the road recently iu y ears ago
PHwith their favorite newspaper, making H alnsfo ue3,20
1 stops in "Alabama the beautiful,"
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Lusaaand "Mississippi, birthplace bnrpc or odn rpsdrfnnigpa
of America s Music. Wunz is a former bnrpc or odn rpsdrfnnigpa
employee of the public works depart- by Tidemark LLC for its proposed 40-unit condo/ ment in Bradenton Beach. marina restaurant on the Holmes Beach inlet by
Marina Drive. Brasota, which held the $4.1 million first mortgage on Tidemark, said approval of the plan would move the company out of position to reclaim its investment because Tidemark proposed using a different finance company.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission held a meeting to discuss limiting boat speeds in Anna Maria Sound to 5 mph to reduce collisions with manatees. Suzanne Tarr of the Save the Manatee Club favored the measure. Charter Capt. Scott Moore argued such a move would eliminate recreational boating near the Kingfish Boat Ramp.
A Florida Department of Transportation proj ect supervisor told Holmes Beach commissioners the DOT would reimburse the city the cost of a new Key 7 Royale Bridge in the 2007-08 DOT budget if the city
"A would finance construction in its 2004-05 budget.
Ponce said the cost woul likely increase in three years. Commissioners voted for the DOT proposal.
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June 24 80 89 0; ,
June2 5 ), 78 93j j 0
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Is lander readers David and Joanne Ferguson take a break June 27 717 97- 0.44
with their favorite hometown newspaper on the trail ridge June 28 76 94 0
in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. Average area Gulf water temperature 900
24-hou rainfal accumulation with reading daily at approximately 5 p~m.
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8E0 JULY 2, 2014 U THE ISLANDER
Holmes Beach commission reviews Mainsail Lodge plan
By Jennifer Glenfield be much (taller)," said Commission Chair Judy Tits- waterline. One of the buildings will be configured in a
Islander Reporter worth. stair-step fashion along the seawall to increase the setAnother round of reviews by the city of the Main- The roof deck is set at 36 feet, and the screening back and alter visual impact for residential neighbors sail Lodge turned the focus to building heights. planned and the equipment on the roof will sit above across the canal. It also allows people to see through
Holmes Beach commissioners reviewed the site the maximum height. the basin to the bay from Marina Drive.
plan for the lodge at 5325 Marina Drive in a June 24 "I believe this is the most sensitive approach and Construction on a small peninsula that jets out meeting that included changes set forth in a settlement I' m not protecting the developer," said city planner from the mainland on the original plan was eliminated agreement made in February. Bill Brisson. during the mediation process.
The mediation resulted in compromises from the Brisson said the roof design isn't a true mansard A total of 98 parking spaces are required, providMainsail development team for commissioners' con- roof, which is usually designed to increase the space ing 1.2 spaces per for each of the lodging units, one cerns regarding dwelling unit density, parking, space within the building. In this case, the design is really a parking space for every three seats in the restaurant and between buildings and the building height. screening mechanism to hide equipment on the roof, 17 parking spaces for charter boats at the marina. One
The agreement stipulates the lodge building height Brisson said. spot per two employees also will be incorporated.
to be no higher than 36 feet. Brian Check, agent for the developer, said ceiling Residents on Sunrise Lane, the private road east
Commissioners voiced concerns over the mansard- heights for the rooms inside the buildings will range of the resort, went through their own mediation constyle roof facade that will conceal operating equip- from 8 1/2 feet to 10 feet. cerning the proposed use of the lane as an emergency
ment, including air conditioning units. Brisson reported the site plan to be consistent with access for Mainsail. The developer agreed not to use
"I' m just concerned the building will appear to the land development code, city codes and stipulations Sunrise Lane and also to construct an opaque, 6-foot in the settlement agreement. wall with vegetation along the lane to separate the
Barefoot Ti ki steps closer "They had 33 things wrong and they've corrected residential area from the commercial development.
to city approval for plans them," Brisson said referring to the site plan. Instead, access to the project will be from Gulf
The resort will include three connected buildings, Drive and Marina Drive. A traffic analysis yet to By Jennifer Glenfield or "wings," incorporating multi-bedroom guest apart- come also is required of Mainsail per the settlement
Islander Reporter ments, a restaurant and lodge amenities, as well as a agreement.
City commissioners were met with passion, harsh 50-slip marina. Some adjacent homeowners expressed concerns
words, thanks and condemnation at Holmes Beach The number of lodging units has been reduced about noise from the pool, which is planned at the
City Hall June 24. from 40 to 3'7. water's edge behind the building. During mediation,
The comments came during a public hearing on The lodging units will occupy the upper two floors Mainsail developers agreed to meet the city's requirethe site plan for the Island Flea and Barefoot Tiki Bar, of the three connected buildings. The ground floor of ment that resulted from negotiations with the previous 5'704 Marina Drive. the main building is allocated to the restaurant, meet- developer for a sound barrier between the pool and the
"Tonight I' d like to take a moment to say thank ing rooms, a gift shop, a business center and a workout seawall to reduce noise.
you ... for your collected guidance and patience," said facility. The two wings will have under-building park- Mainsail will have one year to complete the projBarefoot Tiki owner Nicole Heslop. "This has been a ing on the ground level. ect after the site plan is approved. A public hearing on
challenging process." During mediation, the city agreed to give two of the site plan will be held at city hall at '7 p.m. Tuesday,
The geniality ended with Heslop as the public the three buildings a slight setback relief from the July 22. hearing continued.
Passionate supporters of the business took the
podium to share their thoughts with commissioners. Special magistrate
"I'm absolutely amazed, especially at you, why do Steven Seibert is
you have a problem with these people?" asked resident seated at the head of
Sal Ortega, directing his comments at Commission the table with Holmes
Chair Judy Titsworth. "It's amazing to me all the time Reach Mayor Carmel
you waste." Monti, city attorney
Residents who spoke in favor of the business also N Patricia Petruff and
referenced the "Flotilla Friends," a group that sent a Commissioner Judy
petition and several letters to city hall asking commis- Titsworth facing a
sioners to delay the site plan's approval. A Mainsail deve lopThe Flotilla Friends asked to remain anonymous. ment team of attorney
Their petition and letters contend the music from the Robert Lincoln, Joe
establishment is intrusive. Collier Ed Chiles and
"The impact of this decision will have a lasting Brian Check at the
effect on our city character. It will set a cultural prec- June 2013 mediation.
edent, and perhaps a legal one, that will further guide Islander File Photo
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THE ISLANDER 0 JULY 2, 2014 0E9
Noisy outdoor dining concerns Holmes Beach planners
By Jennifer Glenfield of thing. Residents are entitled to quiet enjoyment of by the commission.
Islander Reporter their property." The planners are reviewing the outdoor dining regFor Holmes Beach officials, the noise ordinance Amplified music applies to any music coming from ulations, but concerns were raised in discussion about and outdoor dining regulations are separate but inex- a speaker, said city planner Bill Brisson. This includes the level of sound that could be permitted at bars and plicably intertwined in discussions. guitar amplifiers as well as music played from CD and restaurants by the noise ordinance.
The Holmes Beach Planning Commission reviewed mp3 players through speakers and jukeboxes. The noise and outdoor dining issues also were the outdoor dining regulations June 25 with little com- The suggestions the planning commission attached bundled with the review and approval June 24 of the plaint, except for the possibility of noise coming from to its recommendation of approval include: Island Flea and Barefoot Tiki Bar site plan. Titsworth an added allowance for amplified music at outdoor Changing the time of amplified music at outdoor said much of the review of the noise ordinance and dining facilities, dining establishments from 7 a.m.- 10 p.m. to noon- 10 outdoor dining regulations have been prompted by the
The planning commission's responsibility is to p.m. outdoor tiki bar at 5704 Marina Drive.
ensure any proposed regulations pair up to the city's Requiring buffering around areas allowing ampli- "So basically you did this as a knee-jerk reaction comprehensive code, and all agreed the regulations do. fled music. to one business?" asked Sue Normand, who chairs the
However, commission members held a lengthy discus- Limiting amplified music to weekends, with the planning commission. sion on the stipulation allowing amplified music. ability for businesses to apply for additional days. Titsworth said the proposed noise ordinance and
"I think it's in conformance, but I think we should The planners asked City Commission Chair Judy outdoor dining regulations are an effort to legalize the add extensive suggestions," said commission member Titsworth at length about the outdoor dining regula- activities at the tiki bar, while compromising with the Barbara Hines. "I absolutely hate the idea of this type tions and the noise ordinance currently under review surrounding neighbors.
"The city let this go so long and now they have a
BAREFOOT TIKI CONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 following and people love it," Titsworth said.
residents," the petition said. Titsworth expressed concerns about approving Titsworth also said the current outdoor dining
Some residents in favor and those against the out- the site plan before adopting outdoor dining and noise regulations are outdated, difficult to enforce and not door bar maintained the opinion that the decision will ordinance changes. easily understood, and Brisson improved them.
set a precedent. The commission measured its review of the pro- The tiki bar's site plan was approved June 24.
"I think what you' re hearing tonight is a lot of posed outdoor dining and noise ordinance changes However it is currently the only business able to propassion on this issue that is not always expressed in against the practices at the business. vide amplified music until the outdoor dining regulapositive terms," said resident Laurel Nevans. "We Heslop has addressed the commission on several tions are approved. depend on these recreational opportunities in our own occasions and consulted with Brisson to align her busi- Normand also asked about recreation and games backyard for relief that we cannot get in the neighbor- ness with the proposed changes in city regulations. proposed in the regulations. Businesses that did not hoods." Upon review by Brisson, the Barefoot Tiki' s site previously have outdoor recreation could add games
Titsworth and city planner Bill Bris son noted that plan was found in compliance with the land develop- without submitting a new site plan.
the Barefoot Tiki has been operating without site-plan ment code and city code. In an earlier staff report, he Brisson agreed that businesses might not need to approval, while also providing amplified music, some- cited an issue with the performance stage encroaching submit a new site plan, but recreational activity would thing not allowed under the current noise ordinance into the setback, however it was later determined the need to be tied to an outdoor dining facility, so it won' t and outdoor dining regulations. area was within the allowed setback. be problematic.
The planning commission reviewed the proposed The commission voted 3-2 to approve the site plan, 1I have no doubt there will be glitches people will outdoor dining regulations June 25, recommended with Titsworth and Commissioner Marvin Grossman, find. There always are," Brisson said. approval and gave a suggestion to review the addition who also was concerned about voting before adopting The outdoor dining regulations, approved by the of amplified music. legislative changes, dissenting. planning commission June 25, now go to the city com__________________________________________________mission for approval.
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gone live on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram ] TII'J [,EIYand Pinterest. Anna Maria Island Commun.ity Center
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TUE-FRI 10-5, SAT 11-4 conducting a July 4 fundraising blitz.
941.779.5350 Find the center at:
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ILIETI The center also can be found online at www. celebrates with 'soiree'
INDEPENDENCE DAY islandcommunitycenter.com, as well as reached at Community Connections, an organization
WI TH u I 941-778-1908. for island residents founded by the Anna Maria
The live action that's generating the tweets, posts Island Preservation Trust, has put another summer and videos takes place at 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna "soiree" on the calendar.
Maria. The event will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday,
ANY PURCHASE OF $30 OR MORE! July 17, at the Anna Maria Island Community
MNYPusCtASE OF30 OR MORE Sailing tour to benefit dogs Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Must present ad, one per person, excludes other offers,
previous purchases and Tervis. EXPIRES 07-08-14 i Animal Network's No Kill Fund is the beneficiary Participants should bring a covered dish to
S&S Plaza, Holmes Beach 941-778-4505 of a Paradise Boat Tour departing from the Historic share to the BYOB party.
Bridge Street Pier in Bradenton Beach. Volunteers are being asked to help with setting
The tour will leave from the pier at 10 a.m. Satur- up at 5:30 p.m. and cleaning up at 8 p.m. day, July 19. The group also is seeking volunteers to help
Capt. Sherman Baldwin will take passengers on organize future Community Connections events.
Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. For more information or to RSVP, contact
The cost is $25 per person, and the proceeds go to AMIPT founder Sissy Quinn by email at sqonami@ the Animal Network fund. tampabayrr.com or by phone at 941-778-5120.
S j-! !Seats must be reserved by Saturday, July 12, by calling Paradise Boat Tours at 941-465-8624.
Gloria Dei offers weekly
0 0yi ~ ~ ~ Gloria Dei Lutheran Church will host a series of
youth events Thursdays in July.
The calendar includes:
July 3, a program on "The Problem with JealWednesday, July 2 ousy.
6:36am -Official sunrise July 10, a program on "I am God, Who are
8:31 pm. Official sunrse o?
8:31 p.m. -Official sunset. July 17, a night out at McKechnie Field for a
Thursday, July 3 Bradenton Marauders' game.
6:36 a.m. Official sunrise. July 24, a program on "practicing forgiveness."
5:30 p.m.-Youth program, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 The events will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the church, Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1813. 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
8:30 Fireworks on Independence Day Eve, BeacHhouse For more information about the youth programs, I I I Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941- call the church office at 941-778-1813.
8:31 p.m. Official sunset. 8:31 p.m. Official sunset.
Friday, July 4 Monday, July 7
( Today is Independence Day. 6:38 a.m. Official sunrise.
6:36 a.m. Official sunrise. 8:30 p.m. Official sunset.
(10 a.m. -Anna Maria Island Privateers Independence Day
.... Am. Parade, Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach to the Anna Maria City Tuesday, July 8
Pier in Anna Maria. Information: 239-321-2835. 6:39 a.m. Official sunrise.
Noon Anna Maria Island Privateers Independence Day 8:30 p.m. Official sunset. scholarship celebration, Manatee Public Beach, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 239-321- Wednesday, July 9 2835. 6:39 a.m. Official sunrise.
8:30 p.m. Independence Day fireworks, Sandbar Restaurant, 8:30 p.m. Official sunset. 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0444.
8:31 p.m. Official sunset. Off Island
Thursday, July 3
Saturday, July 5 After sunset Bradenton Marauders fireworks, 1611 Ninth
6:37 a.m. Official sunrise. St. W., McKechnie Field, Bradenton.
8:31 p.m. Official sunset.
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Hair Nails Massage Facials Sunday, July 6 9 a.m. Freedom Fest Parade and festival, Longboat Key
A T ram n 6:38 a.m. Official sunrise. Town Hall, 501 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key. Information: 941Acupnctre Bod Tratmnts383-2466. Bikini and Brazilian WAaxing Posting in the calendar After sunset Fireworks along the Manatee River going up
from the Historic Green Bridge Fishing Pier. Fireworks also can be Ii.!ii3612 E. BAY DRIVE, HOLMES BEACH Send calendar announcements to calendar@islander org, seen in Sarasota on the Bayfront and City Island Park, at the Venice
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Senior Adventures Studio exhibits waterscapes
trek into summer Local painter Ann Schluederberg's waterscapes are A 4T1and allery West
The enir Adentresgrou recent ceebrtedbeing featured in the art gallery at the Studio at Gulf its fifth birthday with a picnic and party at the Miller 24.ie 0101Gl rve naMratruhJl
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The rou mets mst eek atthe nni Siver The studio is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-SatComuity Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach, Frm eclShudrbgat917 -00."Flight,"
at about 10 a.m. for either an activity at the center or 30x4O,
to depart on an adventure.
Plans for the summer include: Art league relaxes with by Lee Mears,
July 11, a visit to the Museum of Art and Whim- meditation class July's featured
sey, followed by lunch at Yummy's Chinese restaurant in Sarasota. The Anna Maria Island Art League will host a gallery artist.
July 18, a visit to Sunken Gardens in St. Peters- meditation class at I11 a.m. on the fourth Saturday
burg. of the month. A local artists cooperative with original, affordable art
July 25, a book sale and potluck lunch at Annie Sheryl Spikes will lead the circle. 5368 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach (West of the P.O. & Minnies)
Silver. Donations will benefit AMIAL, which is at 941-778-6648 Mon-Sat 10-5 www.islandqallervwest.com
New to the Senior Adventures, a partnership with 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.
the Anna Maria Island Communiity Center that includes For more information, call AMIAL at 941-778bus transportation for its field trips. 2099.
For more information and to make a reservation, call Kaye Bell at 941-538-0945.
Most Fridays, Senior Adventures, low-cost field trips from
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QFee may apply. Information: 941-962-8835.foit G*Fridays, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Mike Sales' sunset drum circle, Anna.4yo gti!
Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-0784.Sintr Calendar of ongoing
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evens, a tiviiesSaturdays, 8:30 am., Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island Through... meeting, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach ,
Through July 7, DaVinci Machines Exhibition, the Bradenton 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1383.
Auditorium, 1005 FirstAve. W, Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: Saturdays, 4 p.m., family night, South Florida Museum, 201 AMI items!
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Through October, sea-turtle nesting season in Florida. Lights Second Saturdays, 10 a.m., origami club, Island Library, 5701 (in rsopnfg ul ente 48marina) Dr41.Holes2Beac out along the beaches. Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209. (nescino ufadmrn)917826
Through November, Atlantic hurricane season. Be pre- Second Saturdays, 2 p.m., porch party, Florida Maritime pared. Museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-708-6120.
Third Saturdays, 11 am., stress management through breath- feel beautiful Wednesdays ing, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341.
Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9 am., horseshoes pitched,to a
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: Mondays 941-708-6130. Mondays, 12:30 p.m., bridge games, Roser Memorial Coin* First Wednesdays, 6 p.m., Mana-Tweens book club, Island munity Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Doors open at 12:15 Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778- p.m. Information: 941-778-0414. 3209. First Mondays, 7 p.m., Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage
Second Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Think+Drink science night, board meeting, Fishermen's Hall, 4515 123rd St. W., Cortez. InforSouth Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: mation: 941-254-4972.
941-7464131.-Third Mondays, 7 p.m., U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 8
Third Wednesdays, 6 p.m., Mana-Tweens club, Island Library, meeting, 5801 33rd Ave. Court Drive W., G.T. Bray Park, Bradenton. 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209. Information: 941-779-4476.
Fourth Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Star Talk, South Florida Museum, (cu
201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Tuesday
12 0 JULY 2, 2014 0 THE ISLANDER
AMI celebrates Independence Day with parade, party, fireworks
Anna Maria Island shows its patriotic pride with
two fireworks displays and a parade. Privateers name
On July 3, The BeacHhouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf scholarship winners Drive N., Bradenton Beach, will hold its Fireworks Extravaganza. Following the Anna Maria Island
Thousands of people will gather on the beach to Privateers Independence Day parade, the north and south of the restaurant to watch fire- at about noon, the ship will head to works over the Gulf of Mexico. the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe at
The display will begin after nightfall. the Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Also, the restaurant will host a VIP party. Drive in Holmes Beach for a party
On July 4, the Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring and the award of scholarships. Ave., Anna Maria, will host a fireworks display after Everyone is welcome. nightfall. Renewing scholarship winners
Again, thousands will gather on the beach by the are:
waterfront restaurant, which will host a VIP party. James Campbell, senior at USF in
In the morning July 4, the Anna Maria Island business; Hilary Hathaway, senior at
Privateers will present the annual Independence Day UF in social work; Leanna Browning,
parade, which will travel from Coquina Beach in Bra- senior at FSU in audiology; Alexander denton Beach to the east end of Pine Avenue in Anna Chawi, senior at UCF in biology/med- The Anna Maria Island Privateers will celebrate July 4 with a Maria. icine; Brandi Ricker, sention at UCF parade that runs the length of the island, followed by a party at
The parade will begin at 10 a.m. in business management; Ourania Manatee Public Beach. Islander File Photos
There is no charge for entry, but all participants Lardas, senior at FGCU in environshould pre-register at www.amiprivateers.org and mental studies; Monica McDonough, there will be a
arrive at the beach by 9 a.m. Organizers expect junior at UCF in business; Jacob Kar- fre cocr by
more than 100 entries. Participants in the parade are gauer, junior at FSU in math educa- Sco cery
reminded that walking is not allowed only riding tion; and Myles Johnson, senior at ao Am er
in vehicles, on bikes, scooters, carts, etc. Georgetown in human science. Idol" fame at
At about noon, after the parade, the Privateers will New to the AMIP scholarship Sutton Park, 10th
take the ship to host a community party at the Anna program are: Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Andrea Bieber, Manatee High Ave. W, PalBeach, where the nonprofit will present scholarship School grad going to SCF for nurs- Photo: Courtesy
awards and the cafe provides live entertainment. ing; Chelsea Perez, MHS grad going Scott yMcCreery.
For more information about the Sandbar event, to UCF in elementary education; com
call the restaurant at 941-778-8709. Deanna Anneaud, Palmetto High
For more details about the BeacHhouse event, School grad heading to FAMU for call the restaurant at 941-779-2222. nursing, and Emily Mulrine, MHS
For more information about the AMIP parade or grad going to SCF for elementary party, call Richard "Taz" Beattie at 239-321-2835. education.
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There's no need to light illegal fireworks with this Ave. ,Anna Maria, will hold its annual fireworks dis--ul
array of professional pyrotechnical shows. play. Roadwatch, Juy2-9
The BeacHhouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., At the Sandbar, the fireworks are typically shot by The Florida Department of Transportation is in the Bradenton Beach, will celebrate the holiday with a professional pyrotechnicians from the beach, making final stages of its road repair project on West Manatee fireworks show beginning at dusk Thursday, July 3. for excellent viewing. Avenue/State Road 64 from the Perico Bay Club east
People can easily see the fireworks usually Also, fireworks will go up from the Historic to 75th Street, Bradenton.
shot from a barge in the water along the beach. Green Bridge Fishing Pier on the Manatee River at A DOT press release said any road resurfacing
The Bradenton Marauders also will celebrate 9 p.m. People will be able to see the fireworks from will be at night, 9 p.m.-5 a.m., and accompanied by a Independence Day with a July 3 fireworks show the waterfront in Palmetto and Bradenton. flagging operation for vehicular traffic. after the game with the Fort Myers Miracle. At 4 p.m., there will be a free concert by Scott The project is slated to finish in July, the DOT
The game will begin at 6:30 p.m. at McKechnie McCreery of "American Idol" fame at Sutton Park, said.
Field, 1611 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. 10th Ave. W., Palmetto. The maintenance/ repair project of the Cortez
Fireworks and a concert will take place after the July 4 fireworks also will light up the coast in Bridge also is continuing, the DOT said.
game. Sarasota at Bayfront Park and City Island Park, on Work on the bascule will begin the night of July
On July 4, the Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Siesta Key near Crescent Beach and in Venice at the 7, with nighttime lane closures of the eastbound lanes Venice Jetty. planned for 9 p.m.-6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday
The fireworks shows will begin after nightfall. nights, the DOT said. Fieok iwdSunset is at about 8:31 p m. both nights. Any lane closures will be accompanied by a flagFieork ieedh ging operation. No bridge lanes will be closed during
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Longboat Key holds The DOT also said the eastbound sidewalk will
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Bird rescuers say: 'Don't cut the line' if you hook a bird
By Merab-Michal Favorite J
Islander Reporter Jeannie Bystrom
Jeannie Bystrom won't forget the disturbing scene and husband Bill
she encountered Memorial Day weekend in 2013. Bvtrisand
As she was paddleboarding past a mangrove- veterinarian,
covered spoil island in Bimini Bay, she saw a pelican extract afishflailing wildly, hanging from a tree and entangled in ing hook that
fishing line. has snagged the
As Bystrom paddled closer, she could see a treble wing of a small
hook penetrating the bird's neck. bird, preventing
"It was just awful," Bystrom said. "It was one of itfromflying and
the worst things I've ever seen. gatheringfood.
That day marked the start of a noble undertaking Islander Photos:
by Bystrom and her sister Debbie Hall. Courtesy Jeannie
The siblings make a daily pilgrimage to the small Bystrom
island in Bimini Bay, next to Galati Marine, 900 S.
Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, where Bystrom first saw the
"Every morning, Debbie takes her kayak and I get
on my paddleboard and we look for birds in distress,"
Bystrom said. "We can tell if a bird is tangled in line;
we' ve gotten pretty good at it over the last year."
No bird in distress is off limits. Bystrom says she truth is the birds can't get the hook out and they end
tapes a knife to her board and often climbs the man- Pelicans are really docile; they up getting the line entangled when they land on a
grove trees to conduct a rescue. Sometimes, she asks won't bite. We use our bare hands, branch or post."
a local angler or Galati workers for assistance. but you can also use a net to catch Bystrom said anglers should slowly reel in birds
"Everyone is really helpful," she said. "No one them. that get caught on their line, just as they would a
wants to see a creature suffering." 1 prized snook."
According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con- Once the bird is within reach, they can simply
servation Commission, brown pelicans are particularly "It is not uncommon to find dead pelicans entan- remove the hook and, if it needs treatment, either call susceptible to being ensnared by monofilament line gled with fishing line and hooks," said FWC biologist PLEASE SEE PELICANS, NEXT PAGE attached to a hook or lure that has been cut from a reel Ricardo Zambrano. "If they are not rescued, these birds I and discarded into the water. may suffer for days before succumbing to injury or '" Jeannie
starvation." Responsible fishing helps save lives. Bystrom is lobWe specialize in Zambrano said the birds are often "accidentally PrOtgienpdo A 1an0sbying the city
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7 The service will hold a program about bees and
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Beach, at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 9.
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Bird in distress? Get help
Remnants of monofilament line Anglers can get a list of bird rehabilitation cenand fishing gear found on a spoil ters in the area from the FWC. To report injured
island in Bimini Bay by Jeannie -.or distressed wildlife, call FWC' s 24-hour wildlife
Bystrom and Debbie Hall are alert number at 1-888-404-FWCC (1-888-404placed in jars. Bird rescuers call Jeannie Bystrom climbs a tree on the spoil island in Bimini Bay adja- 3922). them "the jars of shame." cent to Galati Marine to rescue a pelican entangled by fishing line. Another option is to call Wildlife Inc. of Bradenton Beach.
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"Pelicans are really docile; they won't bite," she line. center, which is in their home, and they can be
said. "We use our bare hands, but you can also use a Avoiding casting lines near trees, utility lines reached at 941-778-6324. net to catch them." and other areas where line may get caught.
Cormorants and other species are another story. Checking tackle frequently for frayed line that
"When dealing with cormorants, you really need may easily break. way to deal with birds that get hooked.
gloves or a towel," Bystrom warned. Not feeding pelicans or other wildlife, since it "I would like to see those signs placed at the manBystrom and Hall also volunteer at the Skyway encourages them to approach fishing boats, piers and grove island and on the piers," she said. "People just Fishing Pier on weekends where they look for birds anglers. If available, use fish-scrap repositories. If they need to know what to do and they will do it." in distress and try to inform anglers of the proper way are not available, discard fish scraps in a garbage can Bystrom said she has freed about 45 pelicans from to deal with birds, including: or at home. Bimini Bay and 100 birds from the Skyway in the past
-Proper disposal of monofilament line and keep- Bystrom also has been lobbying the city of Anna year. Ten birds eventually died.
ing it safe and secure until it can be placed in a recy- Maria to place signs on docks and piers telling anglers "If everyone does their part, we can save a lot of cling bin. not to cut the line and instructing them on the proper lives," she said.
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Daylight sea turtle nester gives crowd rare show
By Jennifer Glenfield nesting activity to Mote's Sea Turtle Conservation
Islander Reporter and Research Program at 941-388-433 1. Rare Kemp's
A small crowd huddled on the beach in Bayfront ridley sea turtles normally nest during the day, while
Park early June 24. loggerheads and greens usually nest at night.
The crowd was watching a rare sight a loggerhead sea turtle nesting in daylight. _7 ~- Shorebird nesting update
Just after daybreak, Tonya May, volunteering for According to Fox, the largest shorebird nesting
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Moni-~ ground since her group began monitoring for birds
toring, walked her designated section of beach looking ~.~ z ~sits on the beach in the 2500 block of Gulf Drive in for turtle tracks and nests. Bradenton Beach.
She reported there were no signs of nesting activity "We have a football field of birds out there," Fox
and no tracks to her AMITW section coordinator, but said. "And people are being fabulous, staying clear."
as it turned out, there soon would be some. A few least terns began the nesting site, which soon
"At about 8:30 1 received a call from Suzi (Fox) .
office had alerted her," said AMITW section coordina- black skimmers joined them at the nesting site.
tor Maureen McCormick. F ox said the least tern chicks are undergoing "flight
According to McCormick, a jogger had noticed -school" and "fishing school" with their parents.
the nesting sea turtle on the beach and continued on -Meanwhile, the black skimmers' nests have begun
her run to city hall to alert authorities. A loggerhead sea turtle makes its way at 8:30 a.m. hatching in great numbers. Fox said there now are
AMITW executive director Suzi Fox called to its nesting site in Bayfront Park in Anna Maria. more than 50 black skimmer chicks.
McCormick, who rushed to the site. May had already Is lander Photo: Courtesy Lee Landers Beachgoers will be able to view the birds through
arrived home in Bradenton and missed it. a telescope and binoculars, guided by Manatee County
"A small and very respectful crowd joined us to and they hope for a healthy number of hatchlings. So Audubon Society volunteers over the July 4 weekend. watch her," said McCormick. far this year, Mote has documented 1,095 nests by log- Audubon volunteers will set up a tent to offer
Sea turtles typically come to shore at night to lay gerheads, the most common sea turtle to nest on the information about the birds, as well as provide scopes their eggs, guided by moonlight and avoiding preda- shores of Southwest Florida. Mote also recorded two to view the chicks up close. tors during the laborious process of digging, laying, nests by Kemp's ridley turtles, the rarest species on The chapter is looking for volunteers to help with burying and swimming back to sea. local beaches. the event. Anyone interested can email Dee Hanny at
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Man charged with construction burglary, child neglect HBPD: Alleged bike
By Merab-Michal Favorite Shore Drive around 6:20 p.m., accord- thief in custody
Islander Reporter ing to the Manatee County Sheriff's
Two people were arrested June 26 after allegedly office report. By Merab-Michal Favorite
involving the children of one suspect in a burglary at Bjurstrom allegedly took his Islander Reporter
an Anna Maria construction site. two children, ages 6 and 8, inside The Holmes Beach Police Department has
Trevor John Bjurstrom, 29, and Nicole Denise the fence and began handing them arrested a 26-year-old Bradenton man who allegAsman, 42, each face a charge of grand theft from a Asman rebar and wiring to take to Asman, edly stole bicycles in Manatee and Sarasota counties posted construction site. who remained on the other side of and pawned them for cash.
Bjurstrom also faces charges of child neglect and the enclosure. Asman then loaded the Daniel Lee Upton was arrested
trespassing on a construction site. material into the car, the report said. June 24 on charges of burglary and
Bjurstrom and Asman allegedly drove to a The contractor for the site is Beach to grand theft for allegedly stealing
fenced-in construction site in the 700 block of North Bay Construction. two bicycles from the parking
Both Bjurstrom and Asman were garage of Sunbow Bay, 3700 block
Bjurstrom arrested and taken to the Manatee Upton of East Bay Drive, April 19.
County jail. The children were placed The bicycles were valued at
in the custody of Florida Department of Children and more than $1,000 and were later discovered at a blotter Families' Child Protective Services. pawnshop in Bradenton, according to an HBPD
Anna Maria Bjurstrom is being held on $4,500 bond, while police report.
June 24,500 block of South Bay Boulevard, inci- Asman is being held on a $1,500 bond. During an interview with HBPD, Upton allegdent investigation. Consumer Services of the Florida edly admitted to several other bicycle thefts in
Department of Health forwarded Manatee County Holmes Beach and on Longboat Key.
Sheriff's Office a letter of misconduct involving vio- A man's car was broken into and several items were Upton may now face eight charges related to lence, abuse and sexual harassment on the part of a reported stolen after an unknown suspect punched a bicycle thefts in two counties, according to the health care provider, small pinhole by the driver's side door and manipu- HBPD.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO. lated the lock to gain access. He was taken to the Manatee County jail, where
Bradenton Beach June 18, 500 block of Gulf Drive, burglary. A he is being held on a $4,500 bond.
June 22,400 block of Gulf Drive North, incident. 28-year-old man reported his pool-cleaning equipment A 54-year-old woman was arrested for alleged repeat stolen from his vehicle, warrant. A 42-year-old man was arrested on an outnon-emergency calls to 911. June 15, 300 block of Bay Drive North, battery. standing warrant.
June 22, 2600 block of Gulf Drive South, crimi- A 44-year-old man was arrested and faces a domestic Cortez is policed by the MCSO. nal mischief. An unknown suspect punched a hole in battery charge. Holmes Beach
the gas tank of a parked vehicle. The victim observed Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD. June 26, 400 block of 72nd Street, burglary. An gasoline leaking on the ground when he returned from Cortez 18-year-old man and a juvenile were arrested in cona fishing trip. June 18, 12100 block of 45thAvenue Drive West, PLEASE SEE STREETLIFE, NEXT PAGE
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Police: Housekeeper stole $8,000 in jewelry Holmes Beach woman
By Merab-Michal Favorite left $60 cash on the kitchen counter as payment for dies of accidental gunshot
Islander Reporter Wright's services and left a house key inside the
A Bradenton Beach woman was arrested July mailbox as they usually did when she was expected By Merab-Michal Favorite
24 after she allegedly stole more than $8,000 worth to clean. Islander Reporter
A Holmes Beach woman died June 6 from an
of jewelry from a Bradenton home where she was When they returned home, the money was gone accidental gunshot while cleaning her revolver. employed to clean, but the house was not clean, the report said. ace gus e e a s her ead
Erin L. Wright, 32, 401 Gulf The victims also noticed several items of jew- inside her home in the 300 block of 60th Street
Drive, faces charges of grand theft, elry, valued at $8,000, were missing, according to the insid her hom in the 0b o o the defrauding a pawnbroker and dealing report. around 12:45 p.m., according to the report from the
in stolen property. A detective from the Bradenton Police Department H eah Pole Depate nt
Wright had been cleaning the checked Wright's pawn history and discovered she had
home in west Bradenton since 2013, sold several items that matched the description given window and seeing her body slumped in a chair and Wright according to the Bradenton police by the victims. blood on her chest, according to the report.
report. Wright allegedly admitted to taking the cash and The neighbor said he became curious when
On June 12, the homeowners told police they jewelry when she was interviewed by police. Kratzert did not come to the door as she normally Wright was taken to Manatee County jail where does in the morning to give his dog a treat. STREETLIFE CONTINUED FROM PAGE 20 she posted a $10,500 bond and was released. A team of emergency medical responders
nection with two burglaries. More charges are pending Attorney Destiny Allyson Prater entered a plea arrived at Kratzert's home at 12:28 p.m. and she further investigation. of not guilty on Wright' s behalf and requested a jury was pronounced dead.
June 19, 3600 block of East Bay Drive, theft. A trial. An HBPD officer found a silver revolver on the
specialized red-and-black bicycle was stolen from a Wright's arraignment will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, table next to a cleaning kit, the report said. Sandy Point condominiums The victim later saw the July 11, at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer said bike on a trolley and took it back. Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. officers initially thought Kratzert may have died as
June 19, 6300 block of Marina Drive, warrant. Mike Quinn, publisher of newsmanatee.com, con- the result of a suicide, however, they were able to A 38-year-old Bradenton man was arrested on an out- tributed to this report. determine Kratzert had been cleaning her gun and
standing warrant during a traffic stop. it had fired accidentally.
June 19, 6300 block of Flotilla Drive, warrant. A Locals knew Kratzert as "Scooter Jan" for the
man was arrested on an outstanding warrant for alleg- yellow motor scooter she drove.
edly violating his probation. On Sunday mornings, Kratzert' s scooter would
June 14, 100 block of 47th Street, theft. A woman frequently be seen outside D.Coy Ducks Tavern,
5410 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, where she took
reported that her lawn chairs and a glass-top table were
stolen from her backyard during the night. part in cribbage games.
June 3, 500 block of 67th Street, burglary. An "She was a very caring and giving person," said
unknown person entered a residence through a patio Rhonda Gula, a bartender at D.Coys. "She had a huge
door and took several items, including sunglasses, fish- heart and she would go out of her way for anyone."
ing equipment and a jar of coins. The incident is under Gula said Kratzert often splurged on a friend's
investigation. birthday. "She'd get them pizza or order them a
Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD. round," Gula said. "She loved spoiling people on
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Eric Bergan of Holmes Beach, owner of Air America, an airconditioning company based in Holmes Beach, died June 27. An obituary was not provided by press time. This photo of Bergan with a snook was taken in 2009 by Capt. Mark Howard.
Students center themselves over summer break Barbara Jean 'Jeanie' Eagan Students practice skills and bond with friends in a yoga camp at Island Yoga Space, 9805 Gulf Drive, Anna Barbara Jean "Jeanie" Eagan, 80, of Anna Maria, Maria. They learned poses, made creative art projects and played games using yoga with teacher Cindy died June 20. She was a native Floridian. Phillips. A second session of yoga camp will take place Aug. 4-8. Teenie Yogini is offered for ages 3-5 and
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Chamber sets July agenda The June 24 ribbonThe Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce cutting included family
networking luncheon for July is noon-2 p.m. Wednes- _and friends of Jenah and
day, July 2, at Pier 22 Restaurant, 1200 First Ave. W., -Capt. Dane "Sharkslayer"
BradntonKarcher, as well as Amy Cost of the luncheon is $15 and members are urged Tobin, Dan Alderson
to bring a guest or potential member. Reservations are and Lori Gyson of the
required. chamber. Is lander Photo:
The chamber's sunrise breakfast will be 7:45 Courtesy Deb Wing
a.m.-9 a.m. Wednesday, July 9, at the Sign of the Mermaid restaurant, 9707 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Slim's hosts World Cup
Breakfast is $8 and reservations are required. soccer fanatics E!
For more information, or reservations, call the Slim's Place, 970] Gulf Drive, Anna chamber at 941-778-1541. Maria, hosts local soccer fans June
26, when Team USA took on Germany in World Cup soccer action
in Brazil. USA lost 1 -0, but still
advanced to the knockout round of COMIN W- 16 lby finishing in second place in
its qualifying group, while Germany was the Group G winner. The World
--Cup games and the Slim'sviewing
parties continue this week. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
New Rotary leader at helm
Joe Praetor, left, is now at the helm of the Rotary Club of Ocean stars to shine at Galati Anna Maria Island, replacing outgoing president Michael
Workers put the finishing touches to the outside of Nrhil.Patrwssonit fieJn 4b
a new Ocean Star Japanese Restaurant at Galati Rotryeld Pato istrc Gornior Steve Jchuete als ay
Marine, 900 5. Bay Boulevard, Anna Maria. The membr' ofs ithelcclat ermony andv Sclunealo a
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Island Pest ends Slim's Cinderella soccer cup run
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Island Pest Control defeated Slim's Place 5-2 in Hram'carie
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the Island Cup final played June 26. Island Pest ended the soccer ball
a Cinderella run by Slim's Place that included two wins fowr.sSi'
via penalty-kick shootouts in the Anna Maria Island as Slim'
Slim's finally looked like the No. 8 seed as the Danny Anderson
team fell behind 2-0 in the game's first 6 minutes on P defends during
goals by Eric Pullen and Andrew Turman. the Anna Maria
Slim's Place showed some fight, twice pulling to Island Community
within one goal of Island Pest Control. Center's soccer
PJ Smargisso got loose up the right side in the 13th
minute and crossed to Jesse Brisson on the left side of final played June
the box. Brisson hit a great drop pass for Danny Ander- 26 at the center
son, who one-timed the ball past Island Pest Control 407 Magnolia
goalie Ray Gardner to pull to 2-1. Ave., Anna Maria.
Island Pest Control extended its lead to 3-1 when Islander Photo:
David Hiram got off a shot that Will Case blocked, Kevin Cassidy
but could not hold onto. Turman, showing great hustle
on the play, beat Case to the rebound and slammed it
home for a 3-1 lead with less than 3 minutes remaining to again lead Island Pest Control, which also received Maria Island Community Center's adult coed basketin the first half. single goals from David Hiram and Scott Eason. Chris ball league. Duncan Real Estate at 7-1 and Bug Guys
Roughly 10 minutes into the second half, Slim's Yavalar scored the lone goal for Agnelli Pool & Spa in at 5-3 earned the top two seeds and the bye into the Place again pulled to within a goal. the loss. semifinals.
Anderson carried the ball up the right side and Slim's Place had advanced to the finals with an The playoffs get started July 1 with Gator Man crossed it to Smargisso on the left edge of the box. exciting, come-from-behind victory over Sato Real Pools taking on Island Gourmet in one matchup, while Smargisso passed the ball to Kelsea Bachman at the Estate in the second semifinal match of the evening. Island Sun takes on The Feast in the second playoff near post. Bachman received the ball and back heeled Trailing 3-2 with time winding down, PJ Smargisso game. it past Gardner to make the score 3-2 in favor of Island scored to tie the score at 3-3, sending the game to Duncan Real Estate edged Island Gourmet 68-66 Pest Control. penalty kicks. Anderson, Zach Gilliland and Erin Vogel in the first game of the June 24 evening behind 26
Unfortunately for Slim's Place, that was as close notched their penalty kicks for Slim's Place, while only points and five rebounds from Jordan Demers and 19 as they would get. Island Pest received two strong runs Josh Petitt converted on his penalty kick for Sato. points from Ray Gardner. from David Hiram late in the game that resulted in Scott Elisio scored 23 points, while Dale Smith
goals. Playoffs ahead for adult basketball league added 16 points and 12 rebounds to lead Island GourOn first run, Hiram carried the ball up the right The regular season has come to an end in the Anna met, which also received 13 points from Keith Wilking side before cutting inside and carrying the ball all the VI S .....in the loss.
way to the goal to give Island Pest Control a 4-2 lead tOOL G The second game of the evening saw The Feast
with just under 10 minutes left to playE ease past Gator Man Pools 82-77 behind 29 points, 10
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Two minutes later, Hiram again got loose up the rebounds and five assist from Antwan Jackson and 21
right side and, after drawing two defenders, passed points from Jonathan Ely. Cameron Kawcak added 17
inside to a wide-open Turman, who deposited the ball points and eight rebounds in the victory.
into the goal for what would be an insurmountable Deo Brown scored 22 points and grabbed 10
5-2 lead. rebounds and Aaron Dudukes added 20 points, 10
Turman finished with a hat trick to lead Island rebounds and five assists to lead Gator Man Pools in
Pest, which also received a goal and an assist from the loss.
Hiram, one goal from Pullen and a pair of assists from The Sun slipped past Bug Guys 62-58 in the final
Scott Eason. Gardner finished with 10 saves in goal game of the evening behind 14 points, seven rebounds
for Island Pest Control. and seven assists from Sean Hubbard and 12 points
Anderson and Bachman notched goals for Slim's from Teagan Purtill. Matt Ray and Jason Mickan added
Place, which also received assists from Smargisso and 11 points each in the victory.
Brisson, while Will Case made 19 saves in goal. Bug Guys' Brandon Kern led all scorers with 29
Island Pest Control advanced to the finals with a points while Matt Dwyer finished with 12 points and
workman-like 4-1 victory over Agnelli Pool & Spa eight rebounds in the loss.
during semifinal action on June 25. 2014 Island Cup Champs Island Pest Control
Andrew Turman scored a pair of goals in that game Eric Pullen, David Hiram, Oliver Petereit, Alta Key Royale golf news
Bujarski, Scott Eason, Andrew Turman, Ray Gard- The men hit the links at the Key Royale Club June ner, Jeff Walker, Marcus Felipe. Islander Photo: 23, playing two nine-hole rounds of golf. The morning t Kevin Cassidy saw them play a low-net-of-partners game. It was won
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It's about time gag grouper season reopens
By Capt. Danny Stasny Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business Charters is still
Islander Reporter chasing and catching tarpon on a daily basis. Threadfin
Who doesn' t like a good grouper sandwich? herring, crabs and shiners are producing bites for his
I don't know how many times I've heard, "Can 4a-clients. Schools of fish are being found in the passes
we keep that?" after one of my clients reels up a nice, around Bean Point and Egmont Key during the mornkeeper-size gag grouper. ig tides. During the afternoons, the fish are dispersing
Up until July 1, the answer has been, "No. Sorry, --to the sandbars around Passage Key and Bean Point. they're out of season." Average size is 100- 150 pounds.
After a sigh of disappointment and maybe a few When not targeting tarpon, Gross is migrating to
sharp words, my clients solemnly would watch as I some of the artificial reefs and ledges. The targeted
released the fish to swim again to the reef and fight fish is mangrove snapper, although a variety of other
another day. species are biting, including Key West grunts, flounder,
But not now. It's time to go get that grouper and trigger fish, Spanish mackerel and schooley kingfish.
put it in the cooler. Live shiners and shrimp are the bait of choice.
Gag grouper season officially opened July 1 and 7 inally, if you' re looking for backwater action,
will remain open through Dec. 3. Gross is targeting catch-and-release snook on the flats
To target these tackle-busters, you need stout gear. of Terra Ceia Bay. Along with snook, Gross is finding
I like to use a 4/0 or 6/0 Penn Senator reel combined limits of take-home spotted seatrout and redfish. Live
with an 8-foot Star Delux rod. For line on the reels, I shiners free-lined or fished under a popping cork are
generally start with 50-pound mono and work my way producing the bite.
up. For terminal tackle, I like to rig with a sliding egg Capt. Warren Girle continues to work along the
sinker that sets up above a swivel. Below the swivel, beaches of Anna Maria Island as well as in the passes
I'l11 use 50-pound fluorocarbon for leader, attached to of Bean Point and Egmont Key for tarpon hookups.
a stout circle hook. Girle is free-lining live crabs to produce a bite.
When it comes to choosing natural baits for gag When not pitching crabs, Girle likes to use threadfin
grouper, there are a variety of options. Live baits, such herring or large shiners for bait. Multiple hookups of
as shiners, threadfin herring, pinfish and grunts will fish 100- 150 pounds are occurring during morning and
produce a bite. Dead baits will catch gags, too, and I afternoon trips.
suggest having on hand some frozen threadfins, sar- Matt Teffieller of Tyler, Texas, shows off a tarpon Moving inshore, Girle is targeting redfish around dines and squid. he reeled in June 26 while on a charter with Capt. small mangrove islands during high tides. He's leading
The next step is getting some good "numbers." By Danny Stasny. The silver king was hooked by Pat his clients to slot-size and over-slot size fish. Live shinnumbers, I'm referring to GPS coordinates that mark a Bentley, Teffteller s uncle, using a shiner. It weighed ers or fresh-cut chunks of ladyfish are Girle' s "go-to" wreck, reef or ledge that's holding gags. If you don't about 130 pounds and was safely released. baits for the reds. have these, you can always buy a nautical chart of the Lastly, Girle is catching spotted seatrout and catchlocal waters, which will have many spots for you to catch them. Most of these tasty fish being caught are and-release snook on the flats of Sarasota Bay, and try. Just remember, those numbers are no secret to a 10-12 inches, although bigger fish are available for free-lined shiners are producing the bite. wide audience of anglers. those pier fishers with a little luck. Send high-resolution photos and fishing reports to
OK, now that you've rigged your tackle, gathered Capt. Aaron Lowman at Island Discount Tackle is email@example.com. your bait and have GPS numbers to find your spot, casting baits to schooling tarpon with some regularity, you're ready to fish. and his hookups are occurring on the morning tides Save the Manatees issues
With this in mind, remember gag grouper have to around Bean Point and Egmont Key.
be at least 22 inches in length with the tail pinched and For bait, Lowman is using live shiners or threadfin holiday ca ution your bag limit is two per person per day. herring. Silver bombers exceeding 150 pounds are being Many people will be heading to the water for the
Also, if you're fishing deep water, don't forget to caught, although most are in the 100-pound range. July 4 weekend.
carry a venting tool to deflate undersized fish before Lowman also is fishing the nearshore artificial The Save the Manatees Club is reminding boaters releasing them. reefs for mangrove snapper, using live shiners for bait. that manatees and other wildlife will be enjoying the
Back inshore, Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel His clients are reeling up 16-inch snapper, with a few waterways, too. So keep a watchful eye out for them Pier says Spanish mackerel are aggressively feeding bigger specimens mixed in. and slow down.
on schools of "hatch bait." These schools of small On the flats of Anna Maria Sound, he's putting his The state recently reported that 62 manatees were shiners are being chopped into bits by the mackerel's clients on good numbers of catch-and-release snook. killed in boating accidents in Florida in 2013. There razor-sharp teeth. Small white or chartreuse jigs will Free-lined shiners are resulting in fish mostly 20-26 have been I11 deaths this year. work and retrieve quickly around the edges of the bait inches, but chances of hooking a big one are good. If you see an injured, dead, tagged or orphaned schools, which should produce a bite. Finally, by fishing deep grass flats, Lowman is manatee, or a manatee being harassed, call the FWC at
Mangrove snapper are gradually congregating finding slot-size spotted seatrout for his clients' cool- 888-404-3922 or ffFWCor *FWC on a cellular phone, around the pier, and Malfese suggests live shrimp ers. These fish are reacting to free-lined shiners and or VHF Channel 16 on a marine radio. You can also either free-lined or weighted with a small split shot to shiners under a popping cork. email an alert to tip~amyfwc.com.
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SPORTS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 24 a 6-under-par 26 that gave her a one-shot victory in earned a 23-20 victory and the only 3-0 record for the
score of 3-under-par 61. The team of Hugh Holmes Flight B over Kathy Porter in second place. Christina day's bragging rights. Sr. and Hugh Holmes Jr. came in second place with a Mason came in third with a 4-under-par 28. June 28 action saw two teams advance to the 1-under-par 63. Laura Purcell's 16 putts gave her low putts in knockout round. The team of Tim Sofran and Hank
The men then played an afernoon modified-Stabl- Flight A, while Shirley Cessna and Markie Ksiazek Huyghe defeated Bob Heiger 22-12 to earn a trip to eford System or quota-points match. Tom McDonnell needed only 13 putts to win the low putts for Flight the winner's circle. and Pat Moyna both carded plus-3s to win the indi- B. Play gets underway at 9 a.m. Wednesdays and
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Moyna's plus-3 helped the team that included Gary nine-hole scramble. The team of Mike Gillie, Jim Kirk begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection. Duncan, Rich Papini and Ron Vandeman card a plus-5 and Lex Halakan combined on a 6-under-par 26 to take There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome. to win the team competition. first place for the day. One shot back in second place
The Key Royale Club women played a nine-hole, was the team of Quentin Talbert, Tom Nelson, Brian individual-low-net golf match June 24 in two flights. Mahon and Larry Winegar. They also played a side game of low putts for the round. Horseshoe news
Debi Wohlers carded a 4-under-par 28 to earn a A come-from-behind victory by Hank Huyghe and three-shot victory in Flight A over second-place fin- Jay Disbrow in the final game of pool-play gave them isher Liz Lang. the outright title during June 25 horseshoe action at the
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