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By Merab-Michal Favorite Islander Reporter Just weeks after Bradenton Beach comAnderson, pro tem clerk Tammy Johnson has resigned. She resigned July 3. The notice was prompted by allegations from city attorney Ricinda Perry that Johnson violated public records laws. Perry suggested Johnson could resign or, if she chose to stay on the job, an ensuing investigation of Sunshine Law violations could warrant criminal charges, resulting in her termination. In her letter of resignation, Johnson wrote she was leaving to pursue other opportunities. She asked Mayor Bill Shearon to allow her to take accrued personal leave and vacation Perry alleged that Johnson could have deleting public records and job termination if found guilty, pursuant to city policies. letter to Shearon. In that letter, Johnson stated that Perry told her she will be moving forward on the public records complaints made by multiple sources on multiple occasions. In April, Robert Lincoln, on behalf of himself and as the attorney representing ELRA Inc., Ed Chiles BeacHhouse restauBridge Street pier contract to be awarded. Again. Page 2 Anna Maria planners recommend cell tower plan. Page 3 On the government calendar. Page 4 The Islander editorial, reader letters. Page 6 Complaint lodged against mayor over resort license. Page 8 Community announcements, calendars. Pages 10-11 Holmes Beach committee considers halting residential street parking. Page 15 Island police blotter. Page 19 2nd entrance pushed for Grassy Point. Page 22 Basketball playoffs underway. Page 24 Heat affects anglers, pelagics. Page 25 Real estate transactions. Page 26 AsTheWorld Terns build relationships. Page 6 Ranked Floridas Best Community Weekly by FPAAMI Chamber of Commerce 2012 Medium Business of the Year Meetings Op-Ed Perry Happenings StreetlifeThe Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.org VOLUME 22, NO. 36 JULY 9, 2014 FREEPage 26 PLEASE SEE BB CLERK, PAGE 5 Beach baby, Beach baby there on the sandJohn Cawthron of Winter Haven wins this weeks Top Notch judging with his photograph of adult black skimmers with a hatchling on the beach in Bradenton Beach. Cawthron wins an Islander More-Than-a-Mullet-Wrapper T-shirt and entry in the newspapers erts, Banana Cabana, Slims Place, Tortilla Bay and Grooms Motors await the 6-week winner. For more information about the summertime contest, go to page 9.Top Notch: Week 3 winner BB clerk resigns on threat of criminal chargesrant corporate entity, asked for an investigation as to whether his emails to commissioners were being improperly deleted by the Ric Gatehouse, the citys IT contractor and a former city commissioner, looked into the issue and determined the emails were being deleted from Johnsons computer. Johnson said she deleted some emails from Lincoln because she believed they were duplicates. At the time in question, all emails clerk to the commissioners. Johnson told The Islander she was while ensuring she forwarded a copy to the commissioner-mayor distribution list. It was very time consuming, Johnson said. I couldnt tell which email went to Temporary clerk Tammy Johnson attends the July 3 city meeting, where commissioners agreed to a contract with former deputy clerk Terri Sanclemente for city clerk services for six months. Islander Photo: Merab-Michal Favorite Storm watch: Scratch Arthur Scratch the name Arthur from the named storm of the North Atlantic hurnortheast coast of Florida. Arthurs arrival brought cautions to Florida beaches: warnings of elevated rip currents, isolated heavy rain and winds. Arthur made landfall at the southern end of the North Carolina barrier islands mph. Arthurs arrival also brought a reminder for people to be prepared. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has predicted mph or higher. Of those storms, NOAA predicted 3-6 could become hurricanes who unless I printed it out. In May, Perry advised Johnson to forward the city commissioners and mayor their respective emails regardless of them appearing to be duplicates. The fact is, if its addressed differently, it makes a different public record, Perry said. Further, no email should be deleted as it is a public record and should be preserved as such. Johnson said she believed the issue was resolved in May after new protocols were enacted to prevent future email issues. Gatehouse told The Islander that longtime clerk Nora Idso had requested all emails tributed them to officials in compliance with Florida Government-in-the-SunshineLaws. Since then, the citys email designee Fantastic 4th. Page 14 Sandy studies. Page 12 Save Our Center news. Page 16

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LUNCH $ 7 39 DINNER $ 8 39 JULY SPECIAlL TAKE-OutUT ONlyLY Bradenton Beach poised to award contract for pier again By Merab-Michal Favorite Islander Reporter dj vu when it comes to the Historic Bridge Street Pier. Commissioners will again decide at a special reconstruction project, again. received during the original proposal process at their June 5 meeting. That decision came as the result of two formal protests submitted by Miami-based Pac Comm and Tampa Marine, of Gibsonton, after the commission decided to award the contract to Duncan Seawall, even though Duncan was not the lowest bidder. City clerk Tammy Johnson opened three sealed get a second chance at the contract, which includes electrical elements and pier lighting in addition to reconstruction of the pier. This time around, Tampa Marine submitted the Tampa Marine and Duncan Seawall both offered discounts if they are allowed use of a county-operated dock at the south end of the city as a staging area. Not Enter sign limiting access to the outer half of the Historic Bridge Street Pier in June 2013 would be temporary. Islander File Photo The commission approved a one-year interlocal agreement allowing for use by the chosen construction companies of the barge-dock at its July 3 meeting. Pac Comm said it did not require use of the dock. When the original bids were opened in April, Pac The reconstruction work was originally slated to begin in early June. But Murphys Law if it can go wrong, it probably will has been the rule when it comes to renovating and rebuilding the Bradenton Beach pier. The project was slated to begin prior to the June Tropical Storm Andrea arrived almost a year after Debby and once again pushed boats into the pier from their anchorage nearby in Sarasota Bay, resulting in the current shutdown. Members of the Anna Maria Island Privateers gather around their scholarship recipients and the Skullywag at the Manatee Public Beach following July 4 holiday parade and party. Scholarship recipients aboard ship are, from left, Chelsea Perez, Rania Lardas, Emily Mulrine, Jacob Kargauer, Jimmy Campbell and Andrea Bieber. Winners not pictured: Hilary Hathaway, Leanna Browning, Alexander Chawi, Brandi Ricker, Monica

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4 JULY 9, 2014 THE ISLANDER MeetingsAnna Maria City 708-6130, www.cityofannamaria.com. Bradenton Beach 941-778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.org. Holmes Beach Manatee County rate adoption. Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, 941-748-4501, www.mymanatee.org. West Manatee Fire Rescue denton, 941-761-1555, www.wmfr.org. Of Interest Organization, Bradenton Beach City Hall. Development Council, TBD. Send notices to calendar@islander.org and news@islander.org.Resort tax collections record set again sales rise, too By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter What goes up, must come down. Or so Isaac Newton famously theorized, but he could not have envisioned Manatee Countys monthly up every month for the past 37 months. month set a one-month record, eclipsing the old mark county. Collections are on pace to surpass the annual year. percent. Adding collections from the Manatee County portion of Longboat Key, the barrier islands brought the total. On average, the Anna Maria Island cities contribTourism to the Bradenton area usually increases ton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau reported beach renourishment costs, the Powel Crosley Estate, the BACVB, the Bradenton/Manatee Convention Center and other tourism-related projects and events in the county. Real estate mirrors tourism growth The summer buying season is off with a bang. Thats the assessment of local real estate agents, including Nicole Skaggs of Big Fish/Keller Williams havent slowed down a bit from the winter season, she said. We came off a great tourist season and our normal slowdown for April and May didnt happen. She said the average sale price of island propestate. age price of all properties sold on Anna Maria Island So far, this is the busiest summer season Ive had. Inventory is down and more buyers are showing up, which makes it great for sellers who have priced a property correctly. Skaggs said sales prices are 3-5 percent within the advertised price, which means sellers are doing well. Cash deals are still making a splash, but shes seeing some investment loans, too. of buyers got a mortgage, so banks are opening up again, said Skaggs. She has observed an increasing number of buyers from Sweden and Switzerland, along with investors from Great Britain and Germany. Were definitely attracting buyers from new markets. Im very surprised and pleased, she said. Additionally, as long as tourism continues to grow, I believe well continue to see a steady increase in the number of buyers. Beach, real estate broker Jessie Brisson said sales this summer are well ahead of last year at this time. The popular purchases are single-family homes with a pool, said Brisson, an Islander newspaper contributor. If your house comes with a pool, youre going to get offers, if its priced right. Sales of those Hes also seen a number of European buyers, Brisson said hes seen some very good bargains in Any serious buyer looking at a property should make a move soon. Prices are still going up, he said. Maria, said the current low inventory is due to high demand. When inventory is low, and its been in decline the past two years, there is a high demand, especially for single-family homes, Chatt said. As demand increases, so do prices, he said. The average price of a single-family home on market. Chatt said hes seeing quite a few Europeans this summer looking to buy, as well as some Canadian buyers. The strong summer tourist season also has helped bring real estate buyers to the island, he noted. I tell those who are serious buyers to get on the bus now before it leaves. Island beaches have beachgoers aplenty June 25 at Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach as good weather prevailed. With accommodation bookings up, beaches up and down the 7-mile length of AMI remained crowded through the July 4 weekend. Islander Photo: Rick CatlinRequest to fund SRO denied Islander Reporter The school district has denied a request to fund School. Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer and Parent Teacher Organization president Monica Simpson each sent a letter to Diana Greene, deputy superintendent of instructional services for Manatee County District Schools in April requesting funding for the SRO. Greene responded to Tokajers June followup email, stating, We have backed off adding SROs for our elementary schools due to budget constraints. Tokajer responded to Greenes email, asking her to reconsider. He copied his email to Manatee School Im still hoping the school board will come forward and help us, at least give us the same funding as paying for half of the SRO, Tokajer said. Tokajer said he wasnt sure if Greenes email was the final answer to his funding request, noting the weve paid for it, the citizens of Holmes Beach pay for it, he said. paid by citizens of the island cities into two funds managed by the school district. The AME SRO performs the duties of crossing guard, interacts with students in the classrooms and teaches the DARE drug resistance program. ing the duties at AME for a number of years, teaching students respect for himself and law enforcement in each new class that enters AME. budget by September.

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THE ISLANDER JULY 9, 2014 5 BB CLERK A Life Care Community brookdale.com Call 1-888-584-7180 for more information or to RSVP today! Tuesday, July 15 2 p.m. For those who appreciate theFINER THINGS IN LIFE. HB city attorney honored for lifetime achievement Holmes Beachs longtime city attorney has been honored with a lifetime achievement award for community service from the Manatee County Bar Association. Patricia Petruff, a senior partner of Dye, Deitrich, Petruff and St. Paul in Bradenton, received Achievement in Community Service. Petruff has been an attorney in Manatee County for more than 35 years. She began practicing her work for Holmes Beach and other government entities, has provided many hours of pro bono service to: Inc. Petruff has helped these groups obtain permits, reviewed real estate contracts and leases, with grant applications. Petruff also has been involved in many other organizations professional and charitable, She currently is the president of the Childrens Academy of Southwest Florida, Just for Girls Academy and Just for Girls and is a member of the Manatee County Audubon Society board of directors. She received the award during a bar association luncheon in June. Petruff changed and emailing became a more prominent means of communication for citizens wishing to contact their It wasnt practical any more, Gatehouse said. The emails were clogging up the system, so we had to come up with a better way. Gatehouse arranged for each commissioner and the mayor to receive, manage, archive and respond to emails without involving the clerk. Everything seemed to be running smoothly for Johnson, who was made vate meeting with Perry, who said it may be in Johnsons best interest to avoid charges and resign from her position. If she chose not to resign, Johnson was told she would be called in for a conference to review the accusations and make determinations as to what hapShearon for review. Perry told Johnson that additional accusations are forthcoming. At the meeting where the commission dismissed Anderson, Perry said there were concerns indicated on the anonymous evaluations that Anderson mismanaged Johnson, her only employee. One commissioner wrote that Johnson and Anderson were not team players, and not getting along with other departments within the city. Johnson also was faulted in Andersons evaluations for being rude to the public, city staff and commissioners. Another commissioner wrote that Johnson has a bad attitude and needs to be disciplined. Perry also told Johnson that deleting the records while acting under the direction of her previous supervisor may not be a viable defense. Who will be city clerk? Anderson but only until the city could advertise and hire a new clerk. Since advertising the opening on the citys website, only two applications have been received. At their July 3 city meeting, commissioners voted to bring former deputy clerk Terri Sanclemente on months, with the understanding that she could become a full-time employee. Johnson will train Sanclemente during her last Commissioners are still planning to hire a full-time clerk to replace Anderson. The new clerk will be selected though an evaluation process, where each commissioner anonymously chooses three applicants, then their choices will be presented at a public meeting, where a decision on which applicant will be hired will be based on a rankThe clerk vacancy again will be advertised on the city website at www.cityofbradentonbeach.com. Holmes Beach city clerk Stacey Johnston accepts a gift from Mayor Bill Shearon in February for her help in reviewing applicants for the clerk and treasurer jobs in Bradenton Beach. Islander File Photo

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6 JULY 9, 2014 THE ISLANDER Opinion Our JULY 9, 2014 Single copies free. Quantities of ve or more: 25 cents each. Opinion Your 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)Paid parking: Day-tripper rebranded As I entered our quaint island village Anna Maria from Gulf Drive this past holiday, I was ugly sign welcoming visitors with all the rules they better not break over the weekend. This sign is in stark contrast with the acclaimed community aesthetics that have small business owners quaking as they seek permission for outdoor signs to attract business while our government takes In my opinion, its emblematic of an ugly spirit that has been developing for some time. Its a spirit wrong, while believing the worst about one another and those who dare venture onto the island to enjoy all that nature and man have provided. pers. This was properly called out as classism, elitism and not so subtle racism. At the bottom of it was the presumption that only the rich and those lucky access to our beaches, restaurants and shopping. Now comes paid parking, with supporters reasoning it will generate needed revenue. Its a debatto do that. At its heart, paid parking is just another mainlanders to visit and enjoy our island. with no end in sight! rent laws are enforced, as there are only so many parking spaces available. When those are full, anyone parking in the street will be properly dealt with by that regard. Over the years, we earned a reputation as a quiet, laid-back, live-and-let-live community. Meeting visitors at the gates, armed with pitchforks, is counter intuitive to those core values. As a commissioner said not too long ago, Why cant we just be nice? Having enjoyed another island Independence Day, it may be prudent to recall that the U.S. Constitution was written to limit the powers of government, not the people. Micheal Coleman, Anna MariaWhat a great holiday The parade route was packed for the entire 7 USA, USA. Special thanks go to Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach and Anna Maria for allowing the Privateers and their parade to invade their cities. Another big thanks to the Krewe of Santa Margarita and ShamKrewe of Charlotte De Berry, who came from the Tampa area, and, of course, our fellow Bradenton Krewe of DeSoto. Thank you also to all the business, the Privateers and celebrate Americas birthday. And a tip of me old Pirate hat to Privateer Taz, chairman of the parade, and to all Privateers. This year we asked for donations from the participants for the Anna Maria Island Community Center and of Privateer scholarships. Thank you all and God Bless America. Tim Hammer Thompson, proud PrivateerSticks and stones Seems that folks in Bradenton Beach have forgotten the old rhyme that goes, sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. It persuades the child victim of name-calling to ignore the taunt, to refrain from retaliation and to maintain a good-natured attitude. So whats up in Bradenton Beach? It seems the city commission dissed the mayor the job, came here from across the country for a position that amounted to a substantial pay cut to live and work in a place she loved and previously called home Anna Maria Island. Its a shame to see them toying with peoples lives. We were thankful to see a well trained, educated clerk on the job, ready to do the best for the city and willing to move the city from the dinosaur Whoops. Suddenly, an adversary of the city complains that the mayor has overstepped his administrative boundaries, and the commission is riding in the drivers seat, dictating policies. Sorry to say, but the charter seems clear to us. According to that charter essentially the bible mission approve the appointment of a city clerk/city treasurer, chief of police, city attorney, city planner, department heads and so on. Under Section 3. Duties and Powers of the Mayor the city government. In addition to duties as a voting member of the commission, the mayor is responsible for administrative oversight of city government. Does that not seem clear to everyone? Does it say the commission can reinvent the policies and practices assigned to the mayor? Does it allow the city attorney to devise ways to evaluate staff, conduct staff interviews or conferences, and threaten employees with dismissal? It seems the lawyers are running the city, and side the lawyers are taking in the battle unless you draw the simple conclusion that the lawyers are not on the side of the mayor. That is evident. Some time ago, when Mayor Bill Shearon was So will the mayor wrestle back his authority in Bradenton Beach? Or do the lawyers win? Remains to be seen.

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THE ISLANDER JULY 9, 2014 7 Headlines from July 7, 2004Temps and Drops on AMI Date Low High Rainfall June 29 79 96 0.01 June 30 76 96 0.60 July 1 78 93 0 July 2 77 93 0.07 July 3 77 91 0.05 July 4 76 90 0 July 5 79 86 0.15 Average area Gulf water temperature 90.124-hour rainfall accumulation with reading daily at approximately 5 p.m. Wed love to mail you the news! We mail The Islander 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. (Sorry, we do not suspend mail subscriptions you get The Islander free while youre here!)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 The mayor proposed reducing capital spending by to be appointed president of the Florida State Police Chiefs Association. Romine served on the board of directors for several years before the appointment. serving on the force for several years. the city faced increasing legal actions that required the presence of the city attorney at meetings. The city also had to pay for a Florida League of Cities lawyer. Opinion Your Please, join us in support of the community center, so every child has a chance to play now and long into the future.Destinys candy-thon person shops for boxes of chocolates. Islander Courtesy Photo Hi, my name is Destiny Shepperson. I live in Michigan and Im visiting my grandma for a month and Im going to spend time at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, a fun place. I went to Gordons food market and saw a sign for a fundraiser. I thought about the community center and remembered that they needed help with money. So I thought to myself that Im going to do this, Im going to ask Miss Kathy Bogad and see what she says. the community center and she said she had to ask her boss. So then she asked her boss, and her boss said yes. I was so happy when I found out that I get to help the community center and help all the little kids have somewhere to go and have fun while their parents are at work. Im calling it the Chocolate Fundraiser. My grandma works at Roser Memorial Community Church if there are any questions, and there is also Miss Kathy, who you could contact at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Editors note: Destiny Shepperson is asking the community to help her raise money for the nolia Ave., Anna Maria. She realizes how much it means to the people on the island and she wants with her grandma and take part in center activities. Destiny at movingmtns@aol.com or by call her at

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8 JULY 9, 2014 THE ISLANDER The work we do at Mosaic is critical to helping feed the world. We provide farmers with phosphate crop nutrients that enable them to produce more food on less land. Essential crop nutrients like phosphate mined and manufactured in Florida are responsible for 40-60 percent of the crop yields farmers produce worldwide.* That translates into more abundant and affordable food here at home. As our world keeps growing, Mosaic keeps working to help put food on the table, for all of us. We help the world grow the food it needs.*Source: Agronomy JournalIMAGINE A WORLD WITH HALF AS MUCH FOOD.Without crop nutrients, that would be our reality. mosaicco.com/florida Click! The Islander welcomes stories about islanders and island life, as well as photographs and notices of the milestones in readers lives weddings, anniversaries, travels and other events. Send notices and photographs with detailed captions along with complete contact information to news@islander.org or 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.Bradenton Beach bar granted noise exemption www.discoverdavinci.comCome Discover the DaVinci in You. EXTENDED THROUGH JULY 27By Merab-Michal Favorite Islander Reporter At least one Bradenton Beach business will be allowed to entertain its outdoor patrons after 10 p.m. The city commission granted Island Time Bar and Grill, 111 Gulf Drive S., which operates in conjunction with Bridge Street Bistro of the same address, a permanent exemption from the city noise ordinance at its June 20 meeting. Island Time will be the only restaurant/bar within city limits allowed to play music outdoors after 10 p.m. We are not playing favorites here, Commissioner Janie Robertson said. They were the only ones that asked. Under the noise ordinance approved March 20, outdoor music is not allowed after 10 p.m., but indoor music is permitted until 1 p.m. However, some establishments, including Island Time and Gulf Drive Cafe and Tiki, 900 Gulf Drive N., do not have walls and, therefore, cannot move entertainment indoors at 10 p.m., as required. While live entertainment concludes at both establishments at 10 p.m., the restaurants continued to play a jukebox or music track over outdoor speakers. However, commissioners determined that doing so violated the ordinance at their April 15 work session. Now commissioners are re-thinking their decision. Everyone is doing a great job adhering to the new ordinance, Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale said during the city meeting June 20. We trust that Island Time will continue to keep the music down after we grant them this exemption. Island Time initially asked if lowering hurricane shutters after 10 p.m. would put them in compliance. But city planner Alan Garrett said the ordinance reads that entertainment must be contained within permanent walls and a roof. Eric Flashman, bar manager and music coordinator for Island Time, argued that turning off music completely would hurt his business. It was that argument that eventually motivated commissioners to approve the exemption. Establishments can provide music at 85 decibels 7 a.m.-7 p.m., but that number shrinks to 75 decibels between the hours of 7-10 p.m., and then must be turned down to 65 decibels 10 p.m.-2 a.m. It decreases again to 55 decibels 2-7 a.m. Establishments may apply for a special exemption permit for events, but the commission can place reasonable conditions upon the waiver, meaning they must approve the duration and decibel level within the request.Complaint lodged against mayor: operating lodge without licenseBy Merab-Michal Favorite Islander Reporter According to a recent complaint to the city, Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon and his partner Tjet Martin may be operating their vacation resort without all the needed licensing. Robert Lincoln, attorney representing ELRA Inc., Ed Chiles BeacHhouse Restaurant corporate entity, agency the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations alleging Shearon and Martin have been operating Linger Longer, 302 Gulf Drive, without a state-mandated public lodging license. An ensuing investigation conducted by the DBPRDivision of Hotels and Restaurants revealed that Shearon was operating without a license and required Shearon to apply for his lodging license within 60 days. The case was rated high priority by the division. Shearon said he has since applied for the license. A lodging license may cost anywhere from $205 to $250, according to the DBPR and, if an establishment is not in compliance, the operators of the business to the city. In the letter, Lincoln cites Florida Statutes and he highlighted a passage in his letter that states: Operating a transient rental property without a state lodging license is a second-degree misdemeanor and state law provides for the immediate arrest of a violator. Shearon said he has operated the business for 11 years and has always tried to do the right thing when it came to his taxes. I just didnt know, he said. Code enforcement officer Gail Garneau filed a report in response to the complaint that showed Shearon and Martin are in the process of obtaining the required state lodging license. The couple reside at Linger Longer and rent out the remaining units to vacationers. Martin is running for the Ward 4 commission seat against incumbent Commissioner Jan Vosburgh. She also serves on the citys scenic waves committee. Shearon said part of the problem was a change in state law, HB 883, which requires vacation rental operators to have state licensing in hand before they can receive a business tax receipt from the city. The city already is in the process of adding that requirement to the business tax application and renewal forms, Shearon said. Shearon said adding language to the forms requiring vacation rental businesses to provide a state license number before receiving a city business tax receipt will solve a lot of problems. This was actually a blessing in disguise, Shearon said. There are a lot of people out there who are doing Mayor Bill Shearon and partner Tjet Martin reside at Linger Longer, a beachfront vacation home with three rental units. Islander Courtesy Photo .com941-778-2711 The Original

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THE ISLANDER JULY 9, 2014 17 O FF THE HOOK CORTEZAntiques, Collectibles, Patio Furniture, Art, Decor, CustomPainted Furniture and more!OFF THE HOOK: 11-6 Tuesday-Sunday wwww.offthehookfurnishings.com 12408 Cortez Road West, Cortez 941-730-4409 O FF THE HOOK FF THE HOOK FF THE HOOK FF THE HOOK CORTEZ CORTEZ Art, Decor, CustomArt, Decor, CustomArt, Decor, CustomPainted Furniture OFF THE HOOK: wwww.offthehookfurnishings.com O FF THE HOOK FF THE HOOK Nautical Furnishings & MUCH More Start your engines and get shopping for all the dads and granddads on your list. Our Tiki-Kitty stores are handpicked for their unique items, great customer service and super bargains. For sure, we know where to shop. And our proprietors are eager out the door. Hot fun in the summertime! Beat the heat and shop in the air conditioned comfort of The Antique Orphanage, where the inventory changes daily. Theres bound to be something for even the most discriminating collector among the orphaned merchandise. Tide and Moon jewelry and boutique on Pine Retro Rosie Historic East Manatee Antiques District SHOPS OPEN TUE-SAT 10-4Vintage Clothes for All Occasions Beautiful Wedding Gowns and Accessories Vintage, Cottage and Romantic Country Style. New addition! Vintage holiday and Christmas Department 817 Manatee Ave. E. 941-708-0913 Like us on Facebook!CobwebsAntiques and More What a Find! THRIFT AND CONSIGNMENTS Quality clothing, purses & accessories, furniture, kitchenwares and old Florida-style decor. What a nd! Steffs Stuff Antiques & TreasuresJ 941.383.19015380 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Unit 101, Longboat Key at the Centre Shops, Buttercuponline@hotmail.com ART AND COLLECTIBLESAll proceeds c Thomas 531 hadjacent to the Anna Maria Island Art League941-320-1786 The Antique Orphanage antiques & collectiblesAn Eclectic Approach To Collecting Specializing in Inkwells, Smalls, Lotton Glass114 Wed-Sat and by appointment Fairway Center Breezeway 5125-B Manatee Ave. W. ~ Bradenton941-761-8000 JewelryTide and Moon 314 Pine Ave. ~ Anna Maria ~ 941.778.4050 Winner!The original Longitude-Latitude ring for Anna Maria Island, only at Tide and Moon! Tiki & Kittys Adventures in Shopping Antiques, Art-Tiques and Chic Boutiques! cent at Retro Rosies. The sale continues through July What A Find! signers and daily appointments for more. This shop specializes in quality Florida-style decor, furniture, household items and name-brand clothing. Want to Have you been Off The Hook? This great little shop on Cortez Road has all kinds of fun, nauticalthemed furniture and decorations, select shabby decor and unique, quality, hand-painted pieces. This Avenue is a must-do. Theres no better way to remember paradise than the signature Anna Maria Island Pearl Pendant handcrafted by Laura Shely only available at Tide and Moon. Giving Back in Holmes Beach donates to chariitems for yourself and your friends while helping others in the community. Its a win-win for all. The owner also is offering booth space, so check that out, too. At Steffs Stuff, nows the time to shop for vintage jewelry and other accessories for your wardrobe. Summer is in full swing in Bradenton. The gals at Retro Rosie vintage fashions and Cobwebs antiques invite you to cool off with some summer savings. and garden items at Cobwebs, and Kris will have all The Anna Maria Island Community Center displays its July 4 spirit in the annual Anna Fireworks on July 3 wow the crowd at the BeacHhouse Restaurant,

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18 JULY 9, 2014 THE ISLANDER Alice Jeghelian ate of Mount Holyoke College. She had a passion for higher education and learning and her career tutions, starting in clerical positions at Harvard and MIT. She returned to Mount Holyoke as asssistant director of admissions. She went on to earn a masters degree in education from Harvard and a doctorate in counseling and psychology from Boston College. While working at Boston College, she was named as an advocate on behalf of women and minorities. trained to be a court mediator and was appointed to the She sang with the Anna Maria Island Concert Alice Jeghelian Alice Jeghelian, 85, died June 21, 2014 due to complications from a stroke and a weakened heart. Born on August 8, 1928 to Harry and Mary Jeghelian. A graduate of Mount Holyoke College, Class of 1949, Alice had just attended her 65th reunion on Memorial Day weekend. She was active and dynamic, just a month and a half away from her 86th birthday. She was the embodiAlice loved Mount Holyoke; she graduated with a bachelors degree in English, made lifelong friends there, and had a lifelong association with the College, always active in local alumnae clubs, and serving as president of the alumnae association in retirement. At Mount Holyoke, Alice found her passion for higher education and learning and caught a glimpse of her future career, which was exclusively with academic institutions. Starting in clerical positions at Harvard and MIT, Alice returned to Mount Holyoke as Assistant Director of Admissions. She went on to earn a Masters Degree in Education from Harvard and a PhD in Counseling and Psychology from Boston College. While studying for her PhD in the late 1960s, Alice worked at Northeastern University as Assistant Dean of Women and assumed the informal role of spokesperson for the administration during that turbulent period. She said she was somehow always on the spot, and the experience was extremely valuable in her developing career; it taught her the importance of keeping communication open, with an eye always toward a common goal, and proceeding one step at a time. versity were aware of the intensity of student feelings. One of Alices assignments at Boston College was to act as an interpreter for both sides. She was appointed to a special committee established by the President for the sole purpose of bridging the gap. With her title of Special Assistant to the President and Director of Professional Development, Alice gained a reputation of standard of excellence in its conduct of civil rights. Alice was a thinker and a planner and a doer. She was a woman of action. She was a woman ahead of her time. She wore a button that said Uppity women unite! She had a bumper sticker that read Subvert the dominant paradigm. She did both! Along the way she lived large and laughed and enjoyed life. father run the family store. Alice became synonymous with everyday life for Jaye. Throughout their lives they visited each other ended up her best pal. To her nieces and nephews, Alice was Super-Aunt Auntie Alice, who, disguised as Dr. Alice Jeghelian, outspoken adminrestaurants, to the beach. She taught them card games, and word games, and songs. She sang in choirs throughout her life and had as much fun singing Beethovens Ode to Joy as John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt. Court Mediator and was appointed Mediator for the Small Claims Court, 12th District, Manatee County. She sang in the Anna Maria Island Chorus and Orchestra and served on its board of directors, including as treasurer and vice president. Alice always enjoyed painting in watercolor and pursued it in earnest in retirement. She found no end to social and cultural activities with old and new friends and her loving family, which she said enriched and rewarded her. When Alice was young, her brother Leo used to say to her, you're awesome. She was awesome. She was an uncommon woman. Alice leaves her brother Leo Jeghelian, sister Jaye Howes and husband William, niece Lisa von Wendt and husband Jan Paul, niece Susan Jeghelian and husband Kevin Curtin, nephew Leo S. Jeghelian and wife Linda, great nieces and nephews Elliott, and was followed by interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Arlington, MA. EEENT Alice Jeghelian www.WestbridgeVeterinaryClinic.com941.92O.4O1Owww.facebook.com/ WestbridgeVeterinaryClinic W ESTBRIDGE VETERINARY CLINIC THE LAW OFFICES OF H ardin, Pratt & Ball, P.A. Conveniently Located on Anna Maria Island Holmes Beach Jeghelian Melanie Fretwell She was born in West Germany and was the only member of her family to emigrate to the United States. While living in Manhattan Beach, California, she met James H. Stretch Fretwell and, after a move married. Mrs. Fretwell started Pajarito Travel, a travel agency, in Los Alamos. Her innovations had not been seen there before, such as travel trade shows, dual electronic booking systems and co-locating with a car rental agency. Her success with large business conAlways looking for a way to make the ordinary travel including surprising a client by hand-delivering a last-minute travel visa and staging a mariachi band on a pier in Cozumel to surprise a dive boat. On her husbands retirement from Los Alamos National Lab, the couple moved to Anna Maria Island, where she worked with a local architect to build a retirement home. Her design and gardening skills blossomed in the new tropical environment. A private service for family and friends was held at the family home. Mrs. Fretwell is survived by her husband; sons Bruce Don Lee Hilgeman He was born in Portland, Indiana, to Fred and Nora Bitzinger Hilgeman. He was a graduate of Portland High School. He had a long and successful career developing mobile home and RV parks, and buying and selling equipRV. He was a compassionate man, who gave his time and talent to many people, churches and philanthropic causes. A celebration of life will be held at a later date in Ocala. Condolences may me made online at millerfuneralhomes.net. Mr. Hilgeman is survived by wife Doris Leeger Tonkin; children Denise Delle Donne of Palm Coast, Florida, and Darin of Ormond Beach, Florida; grandchildren Devin Delle Donne, Brianna Tonkin and Kira Tonkin; sister Evelyn Clear of St. Marys; and brother Norman of Coldwater, Michigan. Chorus and Orchestra and served on its board of directors, including as treasurer and vice president. She enjoyed painting in watercolor. She found no end to social and cultural activities that enriched and rewarded her.  A private service was held in Malden, Massachusetts. Memorial donations may be made to the Anna Maria Island Orchestra at www.amicco.org. Ms. Jeghelian is survived by brother Leo; sister Jaye Howes and husband William, nieces Lisa von Wendt and husband Jan Paul and Susan and husband Kevin Curtin; nephew Leo S. and wife Linda; great nieces and nephews Elliott, Isabella, Francesca, Sarah, Peter and Samuel. Fretwell Obituaries At your service Obituaries are provided as a community service 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 Rocky Mountain cold a break with their favorite hometown newspaper on the trail ridge in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado.

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THE ISLANDER JULY 9, 2014 19 Island Animal ClinicReminding you to help save our seabirds. Dont cut the line!If you hook a bird, slowly reel it in and remove all hooks and line. Winners! COME SEE THE DIFFERENCE FOR YOURSELF www.islanddentalspa.comCreating beautiful smiles for 20 years on Anna Maria Island & Longboat Key Family and Cosmetic Dentistry In-House Dental Implants Root Canal Therapy Restore, Rejuvenate, Recapture Your SmileI want to completely change your perception of what it means to go to the dentist. Dr. Mariano de la Riva COME SEE THE DIFFERENCE FOR YOURSELF www.islanddentalspa.com 941-778-2204 StreetlifeIsland police blotterAnna Maria investigation. MSCO was dispatched to a residence for a pool emergency. On arrival, the mother said the baby had fallen in the pool, but she rescued the infant before and determined he did not need medical treatment. Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO. Bradenton Beach Cortez Cortez is policed by the MCSO. Holmes Beach A 36-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly and broke it on the ground, and pushed her while she was holding a child. He was charged with hindering a the property. The owner had the vehicle towed. possession. A man and woman were arrested during car. They were pulled over for allegedly not wearing seatbelts. The deputy observed several open beers in the car and conducted a search, which turned up the pills. Both subjects were taken to jail. Streetlife is based on incident reports and narra2 arrested on burglary charges in Holmes BeachBy Merab-Michal Favorite Islander Reporter edly broke into three vehicles and tried to unlock the front door of an occupied home in Holmes Beach. of attempted unarmed burglary of an occupied dwelling, unarmed burglary of an occupied dwelling and three counts of unarmed burglary of a conveyance. two counts of burglary to a conveyance. responded to a report that a man and a.m. by the sound of something being inserted into the front door The couple told police they jumped out of bed when they heard someone jiggling the handle. The woman looked out the door and saw a male running from the property, the report said. She later told police the man was wearing stonewashed jeans. Officers searched the area but did not find a suspect. They did, however, note that two vehicles parked on the same block had been burglarized. Loose change had been removed from both vehicles, and keys were missing from inside the couples the street had surveillance cameras posted outside. He asked the resident if he could review the tapes to try to identify the burglars. A review of the tapes revealed two males near the cars. Not only had the two vehicles parked across the street been burglarized, but the surveillance video loose. Bergeron also allegedly broke into the mans outlight, the report said. The video showed Bergeron and another male, During an interview with police, the juvenile suspect said he stood by while Bergeron entered locked cars to collect change. When Bergeron discovered the keys inside the parked vehicles, he tried to enter the adjacent residence in order to steal keys for another car so boys could drive it to a party in town, the report stated. The juvenile said the they got spooked when the residents of the home awoke and they noticed several marked patrol cars in the area. He told police they dumped the keys in a nearby lot. lot where the keys were discarded. They reportedly located the keys and returned them to their owner. While Bergeron admitted to trespassing, he did not admit to the burglaries, the report stated. the tattoos on his arms from the surveillance video to photos on his Facebook page. Bergeron was arrested and taken to Manatee Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. The underage suspect was taken to a juvenile detention center. Convicted sex offender moves to Cortez The Florida Department of Law Enforcement moved to Cortez. The man has since been released from his probation, but by law is required to report his residence to the FDLE within one week of moving to a new location. ers living in Cortez, two in Holmes Beach and one in Anna Maria, according to the site. Bergeron Island watch To report information on island crime, call the CHECK US OUT AT WWW.ISLANDER.ORG REGISTER FOR BREAKING NEWS & WEATHER ALERTS

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20 JULY 9, 2014 THE ISLANDER We made stone crabs famous! OPEN 7 Days 11:30-9:30 Happy Hour 4-6pmLONGBOATS PREMIER WATERFRONT RESTAURANT! Since 1967 MOORE S STONE CRAB RESTAURANTIts going to be a Crab Tastic Summer! ALLYOUCANEAT Maine Lobster $29.99 or Alaskan Snow Crab Clusters $29.99Available for the 1st time ... Fresh Pacific Rock Crab Claws (WHEN AVAILABLE) Best food, best service, best view ... Any closer to the water, your feet will get wet! www.stonecrab.ccWAIT! Keep your bibs on! PLEASE SEE DRY WATER, NEXT PAGE Holmes Beach man arrested for robbing blind manBy Merab-Michal Favorite Islander Reporter A Holmes Beach man was arrested in Palmetto a metal pipe. Drive, faces a charge of armed robbery. resides in an fenced-enclosure behind the store. One of the suspects kicked in a portion of the fence near the victims head, causing contusions to the mans neck, according to the report. The suspects then poked the man, who is blind, with a metal pole and demanded his money and wallet, the report said. According to the police, the suspects were laughing at the victim as they threatened him. tress as the incident occurred. The homeless man later beating him because he could not see to get away. Facheris was taken to Manatee County jail, where he is being held without bond. The others were taken to a juvenile detention center. tee Ave. W., Bradenton. Zephyrhills woman arrested for drug possession in Anna MariaFacheris By Merab-Michal Favorite Islander Reporter found cocaine and Dilaudid in her car. possession of cocaine, possession of Dilaudid and possession of drug paraphernalia. The MCSO said someone called Bay Boulevard in Anna Maria. A deputy responded and began following Sharbono in her vehicle, which was traveling slower than ing to the report. Drive, a cul-de-sac, she parked on the street, which is prohibited in the city of Anna Maria. she reportedly did not have it with her. Instead she The deputy reported that he observed Sharbonos pupils were dilated. While she denied drinking, she said she had taken Dilaudid. She also said she had a doctor prescription for the medication. However, no such prescription or prescription bottle was in her possession. When the deputy searched Sharbonos car, he allegedly found a small plastic bag containing cocaine, an egg-like container with white residue and a straw and three white pills. The deputy also found one Dilaudid pill in Sharbonos purse. Sharbono was taken to the Manatee County jail and Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Sharbono Local dry water on-the-water campaign nets BUI arrestBy Merab-Michal Favorite Islander Reporter Local participation in a national event designed to arrest. Seven other boaters received citations for safety violations during Operation Dry Water, which was conducted nationDuring the weekend, law enforceeral levels were on heightened alert for those violating boating-under-theof Crescent Drive, Anna Maria, ran his boat aground The U.S. Coast Guard pulled Callahan over after allegedly observing him drive the boat aground, struggle to get off the shoal, then swerve while leaving. and slur his words. So he had Callahan perform a sobriety Callahan WE TWEET TOO @ami_islander @ami_islander

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THE ISLANDER JULY 9, 2014 21 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! YEA! BOBS GONE CRAZY, BONKERS, WILD! JUST FOR THE MONTH OF JULY, HAPPY HOUR IS ALL DAY TIL 6PM, MONDAY-FRIDAY! FRI. 7/11 AJ & THE AUTOMATICS 7-10 SAT. 7/12 TAYLOR & TAYLOR SUN. 7/13 REID FROST 12-4, RICK FASS 5-8 DELICIOUS LUNCH DAILY Small dogs challenge big dogs to increase territory DRY WATER Callahan to pull his boat to a nearby boat ramp. According to the report, Callahan bumped his vessel into the side of a concrete seawall and almost walked off the pier, which prompted an MCSO deputy to do another sobriety test, which Callahan failed. He was taken to Manatee County jail, where he were out on the water during Operation Dry Water. The mission is to reduce the number of alcoholand drug-related deaths on the water, John Fetterman, National Association of State Boating Law AdministraBoating should be a fun and enjoyable time spent with friends and family. We are asking that boaters make sure their voyage remains enjoyable by boating sober. Too many accidents and deaths are caused by those who Holmes Beach dog park users have voiced concerns over the placement of a decorative fountain and two shade trees. Now small dog park users want to expand their park, which would reduce the size of the big dog park. Islander File Photo Islander Reporter Rumors surrounding what may happen at the Holmes Beach dog park have been settled. For now. Mayor Carmel Monti said he was looking to share dog park. Commissioners took comments on the issue at the meeting, but decided to take a look at the park and return with suggestions at a workshop which was held two days later. Commissioners individually checked out the park, but ultimately decided to take no action regarding the dispute over the size of the big and small dog parks. Users of the small dog contend it is disproportionately small compared with the big dog park. They want To add space for the small dogs, the city would have to reduce the big dog park. Dog park users also have voiced concerns over a fountain in the park and shade trees that are too small to provide shade. All little dogs are not lap dogs. Little dogs like to run too, said Holmes Beach resident Barbara Hines. Commissioners David Zaccagnino and Jean Peelen ever, Zaccagnino said his yes is conditional. He said the fountain and trees should be moved. Pressure needs to be relieved. Its getting more and more popular. The trees need to be taken out and the fountain moved, Zaccagnino said. Commission Chair Judy Titsworth and ComTitsworth said the effort would be a waste of money that could be used to move the fountain and get more appropriate trees. According to superintendent of public works Tom OBrien, it would cost a couple thousand dollars to move the section of fence separating the two parks. of the dog park because I knew something like this would come up. Where is the buck going to stop? asked Morton. Commissioner Marvin Grossman did not offer an opinion. Weve already taken a lot of money out of public someone will move (the fence) for a nominal fee, said Grossman. Commissioners agreed to table the issue until August, to the displeasure of the residents who attended A lot of people came here tonight to address this, said Hines. Let us do more research. Our agendas are slammed right now, Titsworth replied.Holmes Beach proclaims Womens Equality Day Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti signed a proclamation for the city that provides for Womens women the right to vote. The citys proclamation will be presented at the annual Manatee-Sarasota Commission on the Status Day during a luncheon sponsored by the Sarasota and Manatee Counties League of Women Voters.

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THE ISLANDER JULY 9, 2014 25 AM City Pier tides; Cortez high tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later Anna Maria Island Tides Date AM HIGH PM HIGH AM LOW PM LOW Moon July 9 9:18 2.6 2:27 1.2 5:11 -0.1 July 10 12:28 1.4 10:07 2.7 3:18 1.3 5:59 -0.3 July 11 1:16 1.5 10:57 2.9 4:10 1.3 6:45 -0.4 July 12 1:55 1.5 11:48 2.9 5:05 1.3 7:29 -0.4 Full July 13 2:28 1.5 12:40 2.9 6:01 1.2 8:12 -0.3 July 14 2:59 1.6 1:33 2.7 7:01 1.1 8:52 -0.1 July 15 3:30 1.7 2:29 2.5 8:04 1.0 9:32 0.1 July 16 4:04 1.8 3:29 2.2 9:13 0.9 10:11 0.4 Light T Fishing ChartersCapt. W arren GirleInshore Offshore Liht Tk l Capt. Warren Girle o r e h O GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLELocated at the Seafood Shack, 4110 127th St. W., Cortezwww.h2owatersportz.com MULTI-DAY DISCOUNTS ON YAMAHA WAVERUNNERS!$500 PER DAY 5-DAY MINIMUM*Not valid with other offers. Offer not valid on shorter rentals. Must pay in full at pickup. 1 full tank of gas per day. NO REFUNDS on unused time. All other rules and regs apply.941-538-4290 Islander Exclusive IN-HOUSE PROFESSIONAL ROD REPAIRISLAND DISCOUNT TACKLE5503 MARINA DRIVE at KEYES MARINA, HBOPEN DAILY 7AM 941-779-2838Major Credit Cards Accepted Visit us at www.IslandDiscountTackle.com Stasny, right, holds a respectablesize tarpon for a quick photo with angler Jason Shoclzley of Erie, Colorado, on a July 1 charter Schoclzleys daughter Maya peers over his shoulder. By Capt. Danny Stasny Islander Reporter Someone turn on the air conditioning please. As we move into the second week of July, the and a breeze to cool us off while we wait for the rod to put in the cooler in the breeze-blocking shoreline of the backcountry is getting to be a little tougher. bait. Combine this with slow-moving tides and youve got a recipe for a boat ride as opposed to a day of the nearshore reefs and ledges in Tampa Bay and the youre consistently in slightly cooler water temps. bite. Mangrove snapper thrive in these conditions and theyre becoming abundant around structure. Not While fishing nearshore structure, Ive been observing a variety of other species on siesta in the higher water temps, which in turn makes them catchable. the tarpon bite remains consistent in our waters. The warm summer waters around Anna Maria Island dont or dead, is producing a bite. Early mornings seem to be best, although you never know whats going to Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business Charters is working the mangrove snapper bite on nearshore For bait, Gross is casting netting for small shiners. He suggests using a quarter-inch mesh to prevent the small bait from gilling getting stuck in the net. Along with snapper, Gross is putting clients on Catching a tarpon is still attainable and Gross is doing his best to achieve hookups for his clients. By slowly cruising the beach, Gross is locating schoolsays. Gross is hitting sandy potholes and oyster bars. Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier says mangrove snapper are starting to dominate the bite. Pier anglers baiting live shrimp and small live shiners are Spanish mackerel are making a showing at the pier in the morning hours. Malfese suggests using either a speck or small Gotcha plug to tie into these gregating around the pier, you should choose a lure runners, jack crevalle and skip jacks while targeting macks. Capt. Aaron Lowman at Island Discount Tackle is still targeting tarpon along the beaches of Anna Maria in the early morning hours and theyre responding Lowman is anchoring and chumming with fresh-cut mangrove snapper. By using small shiners for bait, with these, macks, Key West grunts and an occasional keeper-size gag grouper are taking the bait. searching Anna Maria Sound for spotted seatrout. Due to be desired, but persistence can put some keepers in Capt. Warren Girle is still reeling in his share of tarpon. With multiple hookups occurring daily, Girle is insisting that his clients leave the boat with a great ing the bite. Moving offshore, Girle is taking his clients to gag grouper and mangrove snapper with live shiners for catch-and-release snook in sandy potholes adjacent to mangrove shorelines. Live shiners either free-lined reds are attainable and the same applies for the snook, although they have to be released.

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26 JULY 9, 2014 THE ISLANDER Old Florida with a New Twist The first step in selling or buying a The first step in selling or buying a house is successfully choosing the house is successfully choosing the right agent. house is successfully choosing the house is successfully choosing the right agent. right agent. In the past six months we have on In the past six months we have on In the past six months we have on average sold a house every 4 days! average sold a house every 4 days! average sold a house every 4 days! 13 Sales of 42 Million 13 Sales of 42 Million Providing the very best customer Providing the very best customer service by always Providing the very best customer Providing the very best customer service by always service by always p u t t i n g t h e service by always service by always p p u u u t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t i i n n n g g c u s t o m e r s f i r s t g g t t t h h e t t t h h h Come in and visit us at the office... 5702 Marina Drive #104, Holmes Beach Or give us at call at 941 567 -5234 You can also visit our website at www.annamariaislandrealty.com OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 1PM 4PM Vacant Land for Sale: 303 Pine Ave, Anna Maria 7,488 sq.ft. $ 5 7 5 0 0 0 710 N Shore Dr, Anna Maria 5,100 st.ft $ 5 5 0 0 0 0 212 82nd, Holmes Beach 8,100 st.ft. $ 3 6 9 0 0 0 114 52nd, Holmes Beach 6,000 sq.ft. $ 3 8 9 0 0 0 144&142 Crescent, Anna Maria 6,438 sq.ft. each $ 3 4 9 0 0 0 $849,000 $849,000 $749,000 $749,000 $775,000 $648,000 $648,000 $449,000 $849,000 $750,000 $750,000 $494,000 $785,000 Vacant Land for Sale: $ $785,000 Island real estate transactionsBy Jesse Brisson Special to The Islander Master jeweler keeps getting better Theres no such thing as too much education, says Pine Ave., Anna Maria. And Im always looking to improve my skills, Shely said. Thats why she attended a master stone-cutting course in June at Wild Acres Retreat in North Carolina. stone-cutters in the jewelry business to teach us techniques, she said. I love creating new jewelry. The education of jewelry-making is an ongoing process, and I try to keep up with all the latest technology. Im hoping to attend Shely has owned Tide and Moon Jewelry on Anna Bradenton Beach to her Pine Avenue location. Chamber sets sunrise breakfast, seeks volunteers The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will hold its July sunrise breakfast and networking Laura Shely, owner of Tide and Moon Jewelry, 314 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, wears a pendant she made while attending a master stone-cutting class in North Carolina in June. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin Maria. Breakfast is $8 and reservations are required. The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce is looking for volunteers to inform people about the organizations services. Chamber vice president Deb Wing said in a news release the volunteer program teaches volunteers what members offer, what activities are available on Anna Maria Island and other information to help people make good decisions. For more information or event reservations, visit Realty raves Bradenton Beach, has named Richard Freeman its June, while Rae Ellen Hayo took the top sales agent honors. PLEASE SEE REAL ESTATE, NEXT PAGE

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30 JULY 9, 2014 THE ISLANDER HOME IMPROVEMENT RENTALS com. RENTALS Continued REAL ESTATE Call us for a free professional consultation. Call m. WE TWEET TOO @ami_islander @ami_islander I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S Sharon Hightower941-330-5054 NORTHWEST BRADENTON: Great for entertaining. Oversized lot, 3 bed, 2 bath, 2-car garage, formal living, dining, move-in condition. $349,900. HUGE LOT: 100x117, canalfront sailboat water, 2bed 2bath, 2-car garage, priced to sell. $574,500. Open House 12-4 Sunday, July 13. 526 72nd St., HB OPEN HOUSE ISLAND OASIS: 4-car garage, 2 screened porches, 1,200 sf, master suite, gourmet kitchen with custom cabinets, butlers pantry, California custom closets, plantation blinds. $799,000. WEEKLY RENTAL, GREAT INCOME POTENTIAL! 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. LOVE L Y 2BR/2BA plus den. B eautifully furnished home in gated Waterlefe Community. Large Open Floor Plan w/Covered Lanai & Private Pool. Community Clubhouse w/Olympic Pool, Championship Golf & Boating on Manatee River plus 24-Hr Fitness. A Perfect Place to Call Home! $285,000. Call Lynn 941-730-1294. STEPS T O THE B E ACH! Newly remodeled 3BR/2BA. Room for a pool. Close to everything! $399k. Call Lynn 941-730-1294 REDU C ED S PECTAC U LA R 6-Bedroom 3.5-Bath home, situated in the center of the island, close to the best beaches, shopping and restaurants. Delightful outside kitchen and dining, spectacular zeroentry pool. Elegant island living at its finest! Perfect new home, second home or home away from home! $1,295,000. Call Lynn Zemmer, 941-730-1294. INC 800-367-1617 941-778-6696Mike Norman Realty31O1 GULF DR HOLMES BEACHwww.mikenormanrealty.com sales@mikenormanrealty.com MIKE NORMAN REALTY EST. 1978A NNA M ARIA C AN AL H OME Updated 3 BR/3BA, 2,940 sf home on sailboat canal with no bridges to Gulf and bay. Two master suites, heated pool, dock and boat lift. $1,099,000. B EACHFRO NT C O ND O 2BR/2BA direct beachfront. Exceptional views from this ground-level unit. Meticulously maintained complex offers two heated pools, covered parking, clubhouse and shufeboard. $529,000 GUL F B EACH PLACE Spacious, 2 BR/2BT condo located (literally) just steps to the beach. Panoramic views of the Gulf from the roof-top deck. Heated pool, two lanais, covered parking. $379,900. 6101 MARINA DR., HOLMES BEACH, FL 3421 7 (941) 778-6066.WWW.CALLTHEISLANDERSCOMJOHN@CALLTHEISLANDERS.COMJohn van Zandt REAL ESTATE Continued EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real estate advertising herein is subject to the Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimina

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THE ISLANDER JULY 9, 2014 31 DOWNRIGHT TRICKY!BY BYRON WALDEN / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZNo. 0629RELEASE DATE: 7/6/2014 ACROSS1 It may be cut by an uppercut5 Drink cooler12 Map feature17 Nurse20 From Here to Eternity setting21 Stage-diving locale22 More than willing23 For24 Stoker of fear?25 Not flat or sharp26 Lay ___27 Politician with a like button?28 Adorns30 Minnesota player, familiarly31 Microwaveable snack33 Dress that drapes34 Hall-of-___35 Highly desirable to Uncle Sam?36 Wine-list heading37 Competitor in some county fairs40 Offer to buy unspecified stocks, say42 Lean-meat source44 Shortstop-turnedESPN analyst Garciaparra45 Thanks a ___!46 Stylebook concern49 Area with XY coordinates?51 Routine checkup57 Desire58 Stay inactive over the summer60 Paris street61 Vend62 Moderator of the first Obama/ McCain and Obama/Romney debates64 Early Chinese dynasty65 Graphs x-coordinate67 Statement after long deliberation72 Relayed75 Son of Aphrodite76 Common pool or store posting80 Word with house or boy81 Type82 The Education of a Golfer autobiographer85 What might give you a big head?86 Hollywood and Bollywood, e.g.89 Material in the hats of Buckingham Palace guards91 Byes92 Litter member93 Do-nothing95 Grp. battling consumer fraud96 1980s video game spinoff100 Drag staple103 Et ___105 Surf sound106 Ones trapped in boxes of their own making?107 Connecticut Ivy109 Southern grocery chain111 Harry Potter mark112 Downloaders directive115 Agents org.116 Black ___117 Post-Weimar period119 Terrace-farming pioneers120 Mantel piece121 Walk Away ___ (1966 hit)122 Absolutely Fabulous, e.g.123 JAG spinoff124 Fail to keep up125 Beyond piqued126 Allow to continue127 H.S. proficiency exams DOWN1 ___ salad2 Proverbial speedsters3 Thats what my Spidey sense told me4 Quince, e.g.5 Reassuring reply6 Reasons to say no7 Subj. of a thought experiment8 Lament about modern men9 When computers work10 Trade cross words11 C4H10O12 European coastal plant once thought to be an aphrodisiac13 Pachelbel classic, familiarly14 When Tatum ONeal won her Oscar15 Part of a hockey goalies equipment16 Cogito, ___ sum17 Ray-finned fishes of the Southwest U.S.18 Ticked off19 Versifiers29 Health care giant with a Tree of Life logo32 Major African humanitarian concern of the 2000s34 Hollywood setting: Abbr.38 Like the contents of many attics39 Traitor Aldrich40 Nastiness41 Tour transport42 Actor Jannings43 Chess ending45 s TV star who later pitched Snickers47 Some square dancers48 ___ Enchanted (2004 film)50 1982 holiday country hit by Alabama52 1960s pop singer Sands53 Tiny battery54 Laud55 LAX, OHare and others56 Of course!59 Grammynominated 1998 hit for Alanis Morissette63 New Years ___66 Bills partner68 Jell-O maker69 Actress Moore70 Highland tongue71 Right away, boss72 Kaput73 Celeste Aida, for one74 Enterprise for Morton77 Bad way to be caught78 Eats79 Collect on the surface, in chemistry82 Floor83 Dadaism pioneer84 Up to snuff87 AOL, e.g., for short88 Item for a houseguest90 Fast-food chain with the Ultimate Angus sandwich94 One who drills, fills and bills: Abbr.97 Up98 Directing a shell99 Down Easter100 Rogue101 The ___ Mets102 Half a star, maybe103 Label for pans?104 House entered near the autumnal equinox106 All In network108 Spanish hero whose 113-Down is represented enigmatically six times in this puzzle110 ___ Torres, four-time Olympic swimming gold medalist112 Press113 Moniker114 Colleen118 Green: Prefix 12345678910111213141516171819 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 3839 40 41 4243 44 45 46 4748 49 50 515253 545556 57 5859 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 697071 727374 75 76 777879 80 81 8283 84 85 86 87 88 8990 91 92 9394 95 96 979899 100101 102 103104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 Online subscriptions: Todays puzzle and more than 4,000 past puzzles, nytimes.com/crosswords ($39.95 a year). 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By Merab-Michal Favorite Islander Reporter Just weeks after Bradenton Beach comAnderson, pro tem clerk Tammy Johnson has resigned. She resigned July 3. The notice was prompted by allegations from city attorney Ricinda Perry that Johnson violated public records laws. Perry suggested Johnson could resign or, if she chose to stay on the job, an ensuing investigation of Sunshine Law violations could warrant criminal charges, resulting in her termination. In her letter of resignation, Johnson wrote she was leaving to pursue other opportunities. She asked Mayor Bill Shearon to allow her to take accrued personal leave and vacation Perry alleged that Johnson could have deleting public records and job termination if found guilty, pursuant to city policies. letter to Shearon. In that letter, Johnson stated that Perry told her she will be moving forward on the public records complaints made by multiple sources on multiple occasions. In April, Robert Lincoln, on behalf of himself and as the attorney representing ELRA Inc., Ed Chiles BeacHhouse restauBridge Street pier contract to be awarded. Again. Page 2 Anna Maria planners recommend cell tower plan. Page 3 On the government calendar. Page 4 The Islander editorial, reader letters. Page 6 Complaint lodged against mayor over resort license. Page 8 Community announcements, calendars. Pages 10-11 Holmes Beach committee considers halting residential street parking. Page 15 Island police blotter. Page 19 2nd entrance pushed for Grassy Point. Page 22 Basketball playoffs underway. Page 24 Heat affects anglers, pelagics. Page 25 Real estate transactions. Page 26 AsTheWorld Terns build relationships. Page 6 Ranked Floridas Best Community Weekly by FPAAMI Chamber of Commerce 2012 Medium Business of the Year Meetings Op-Ed Perry Happenings StreetlifeThe Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.org VOLUME 22, NO. 36 JULY 9, 2014 FREEPage 26 PLEASE SEE BB CLERK, PAGE 5 Beach baby, Beach baby there on the sandJohn Cawthron of Winter Haven wins this weeks Top Notch judging with his photograph of adult black skimmers with a hatchling on the beach in Bradenton Beach. Cawthron wins an Islander More-Than-a-Mullet-Wrapper T-shirt and entry in the newspapers erts, Banana Cabana, Slims Place, Tortilla Bay and Grooms Motors await the 6-week winner. For more information about the summertime contest, go to page 9.Top Notch: Week 3 winner BB clerk resigns on threat of criminal chargesrant corporate entity, asked for an investigation as to whether his emails to commissioners were being improperly deleted by the Ric Gatehouse, the citys IT contractor and a former city commissioner, looked into the issue and determined the emails were being deleted from Johnsons computer. Johnson said she deleted some emails from Lincoln because she believed they were duplicates. At the time in question, all emails clerk to the commissioners. Johnson told The Islander she was while ensuring she forwarded a copy to the commissioner-mayor distribution list. It was very time consuming, Johnson said. I couldnt tell which email went to Temporary clerk Tammy Johnson attends the July 3 city meeting, where commissioners agreed to a contract with former deputy clerk Terri Sanclemente for city clerk services for six months. Islander Photo: Merab-Michal Favorite Storm watch: Scratch Arthur Scratch the name Arthur from the named storm of the North Atlantic hurnortheast coast of Florida. Arthurs arrival brought cautions to Florida beaches: warnings of elevated rip currents, isolated heavy rain and winds. Arthur made landfall at the southern end of the North Carolina barrier islands mph. Arthurs arrival also brought a reminder for people to be prepared. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has predicted mph or higher. Of those storms, NOAA predicted 3-6 could become hurricanes who unless I printed it out. In May, Perry advised Johnson to forward the city commissioners and mayor their respective emails regardless of them appearing to be duplicates. The fact is, if its addressed differently, it makes a different public record, Perry said. Further, no email should be deleted as it is a public record and should be preserved as such. Johnson said she believed the issue was resolved in May after new protocols were enacted to prevent future email issues. Gatehouse told The Islander that longtime clerk Nora Idso had requested all emails tributed them to officials in compliance with Florida Government-in-the-SunshineLaws. Since then, the citys email designee Fantastic 4th. Page 14 Sandy studies. Page 12 Save Our Center news. Page 16

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Not Enter sign limiting access to the outer half of the Historic Bridge Street Pier in June 2013 would be temporary. Islander File Photo The commission approved a one-year interlocal agreement allowing for use by the chosen construction companies of the barge-dock at its July 3 meeting. Pac Comm said it did not require use of the dock. When the original bids were opened in April, Pac The reconstruction work was originally slated to begin in early June. But Murphys Law if it can go wrong, it probably will has been the rule when it comes to renovating and rebuilding the Bradenton Beach pier. The project was slated to begin prior to the June Tropical Storm Andrea arrived almost a year after Debby and once again pushed boats into the pier from their anchorage nearby in Sarasota Bay, resulting in the current shutdown. Members of the Anna Maria Island Privateers gather around their scholarship recipients and the Skullywag at the Manatee Public Beach following July 4 holiday parade and party. Scholarship recipients aboard ship are, from left, Chelsea Perez, Rania Lardas, Emily Mulrine, Jacob Kargauer, Jimmy Campbell and Andrea Bieber. Winners not pictured: Hilary Hathaway, Leanna Browning, Alexander Chawi, Brandi Ricker, Monica

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4 JULY 9, 2014 THE ISLANDER MeetingsAnna Maria City 708-6130, www.cityofannamaria.com Bradenton Beach 941-778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.org. Holmes Beach Manatee County rate adoption. Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, 941-748-4501, www.mymanatee.org. West Manatee Fire Rescue denton, 941-761-1555, www.wmfr.org. Of Interest Organization, Bradenton Beach City Hall. Development Council, TBD. Send notices to calendar@islander.org and news@islander.org.Resort tax collections record set again sales rise, too By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter What goes up, must come down. Or so Isaac Newton famously theorized, but he could not have envisioned Manatee Countys monthly up every month for the past 37 months. month set a one-month record, eclipsing the old mark county. Collections are on pace to surpass the annual year. percent. Adding collections from the Manatee County portion of Longboat Key, the barrier islands brought the total. On average, the Anna Maria Island cities contribTourism to the Bradenton area usually increases ton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau reported beach renourishment costs, the Powel Crosley Estate, the BACVB, the Bradenton/Manatee Convention Center and other tourism-related projects and events in the county. Real estate mirrors tourism growth The summer buying season is off with a bang. Thats the assessment of local real estate agents, including Nicole Skaggs of Big Fish/Keller Williams havent slowed down a bit from the winter season, she said. We came off a great tourist season and our normal slowdown for April and May didnt happen. She said the average sale price of island propestate. age price of all properties sold on Anna Maria Island So far, this is the busiest summer season Ive had. Inventory is down and more buyers are showing up, which makes it great for sellers who have priced a property correctly. Skaggs said sales prices are 3-5 percent within the advertised price, which means sellers are doing well. Cash deals are still making a splash, but shes seeing some investment loans, too. of buyers got a mortgage, so banks are opening up again, said Skaggs. She has observed an increasing number of buyers from Sweden and Switzerland, along with investors from Great Britain and Germany. Were definitely attracting buyers from new markets. Im very surprised and pleased, she said. Additionally, as long as tourism continues to grow, I believe well continue to see a steady increase in the number of buyers. Beach, real estate broker Jessie Brisson said sales this summer are well ahead of last year at this time. The popular purchases are single-family homes with a pool, said Brisson, an Islander newspaper contributor. If your house comes with a pool, youre going to get offers, if its priced right. Sales of those Hes also seen a number of European buyers, Brisson said hes seen some very good bargains in Any serious buyer looking at a property should make a move soon. Prices are still going up, he said. Maria, said the current low inventory is due to high demand. When inventory is low, and its been in decline the past two years, there is a high demand, especially for single-family homes, Chatt said. As demand increases, so do prices, he said. The average price of a single-family home on market. Chatt said hes seeing quite a few Europeans this summer looking to buy, as well as some Canadian buyers. The strong summer tourist season also has helped bring real estate buyers to the island, he noted. I tell those who are serious buyers to get on the bus now before it leaves. Island beaches have beachgoers aplenty June 25 at Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach as good weather prevailed. With accommodation bookings up, beaches up and down the 7-mile length of AMI remained crowded through the July 4 weekend. Islander Photo: Rick CatlinRequest to fund SRO denied Islander Reporter The school district has denied a request to fund School. Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer and Parent Teacher Organization president Monica Simpson each sent a letter to Diana Greene, deputy superintendent of instructional services for Manatee County District Schools in April requesting funding for the SRO. Greene responded to Tokajers June followup email, stating, We have backed off adding SROs for our elementary schools due to budget constraints. Tokajer responded to Greenes email, asking her to reconsider. He copied his email to Manatee School Im still hoping the school board will come forward and help us, at least give us the same funding as paying for half of the SRO, Tokajer said. Tokajer said he wasnt sure if Greenes email was the final answer to his funding request, noting the weve paid for it, the citizens of Holmes Beach pay for it, he said. paid by citizens of the island cities into two funds managed by the school district. The AME SRO performs the duties of crossing guard, interacts with students in the classrooms and teaches the DARE drug resistance program. ing the duties at AME for a number of years, teaching students respect for himself and law enforcement in each new class that enters AME. budget by September.

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THE ISLANDER JULY 9, 2014 5 BB CLERK A Life Care Community brookdale.com Call 1-888-584-7180 for more information or to RSVP today! Tuesday, July 15 2 p.m. For those who appreciate theFINER THINGS IN LIFE. HB city attorney honored for lifetime achievement Holmes Beachs longtime city attorney has been honored with a lifetime achievement award for community service from the Manatee County Bar Association. Patricia Petruff, a senior partner of Dye, Deitrich, Petruff and St. Paul in Bradenton, received Achievement in Community Service. Petruff has been an attorney in Manatee County for more than 35 years. She began practicing her work for Holmes Beach and other government entities, has provided many hours of pro bono service to: Inc. Petruff has helped these groups obtain permits, reviewed real estate contracts and leases, with grant applications. Petruff also has been involved in many other organizations professional and charitable, She currently is the president of the Childrens Academy of Southwest Florida, Just for Girls Academy and Just for Girls and is a member of the Manatee County Audubon Society board of directors. She received the award during a bar association luncheon in June. Petruff changed and emailing became a more prominent means of communication for citizens wishing to contact their It wasnt practical any more, Gatehouse said. The emails were clogging up the system, so we had to come up with a better way. Gatehouse arranged for each commissioner and the mayor to receive, manage, archive and respond to emails without involving the clerk. Everything seemed to be running smoothly for Johnson, who was made vate meeting with Perry, who said it may be in Johnsons best interest to avoid charges and resign from her position. If she chose not to resign, Johnson was told she would be called in for a conference to review the accusations and make determinations as to what hapShearon for review. Perry told Johnson that additional accusations are forthcoming. At the meeting where the commission dismissed Anderson, Perry said there were concerns indicated on the anonymous evaluations that Anderson mismanaged Johnson, her only employee. One commissioner wrote that Johnson and Anderson were not team players, and not getting along with other departments within the city. Johnson also was faulted in Andersons evaluations for being rude to the public, city staff and commissioners. Another commissioner wrote that Johnson has a bad attitude and needs to be disciplined. Perry also told Johnson that deleting the records while acting under the direction of her previous supervisor may not be a viable defense. Who will be city clerk? Anderson but only until the city could advertise and hire a new clerk. Since advertising the opening on the citys website, only two applications have been received. At their July 3 city meeting, commissioners voted to bring former deputy clerk Terri Sanclemente on months, with the understanding that she could become a full-time employee. Johnson will train Sanclemente during her last Commissioners are still planning to hire a full-time clerk to replace Anderson. The new clerk will be selected though an evaluation process, where each commissioner anonymously chooses three applicants, then their choices will be presented at a public meeting, where a decision on which applicant will be hired will be based on a rankThe clerk vacancy again will be advertised on the city website at www.cityofbradentonbeach.co m. Holmes Beach city clerk Stacey Johnston accepts a gift from Mayor Bill Shearon in February for her help in reviewing applicants for the clerk and treasurer jobs in Bradenton Beach. Islander File Photo

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6 JULY 9, 2014 THE ISLANDER Opinion Our JULY 9, 2014 Single copies free. Quantities of ve or more: 25 cents each. Opinion Your 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)Paid parking: Day-tripper rebranded As I entered our quaint island village Anna Maria from Gulf Drive this past holiday, I was ugly sign welcoming visitors with all the rules they better not break over the weekend. This sign is in stark contrast with the acclaimed community aesthetics that have small business owners quaking as they seek permission for outdoor signs to attract business while our government takes In my opinion, its emblematic of an ugly spirit that has been developing for some time. Its a spirit wrong, while believing the worst about one another and those who dare venture onto the island to enjoy all that nature and man have provided. pers. This was properly called out as classism, elitism and not so subtle racism. At the bottom of it was the presumption that only the rich and those lucky access to our beaches, restaurants and shopping. Now comes paid parking, with supporters reasoning it will generate needed revenue. Its a debatto do that. At its heart, paid parking is just another mainlanders to visit and enjoy our island. with no end in sight! rent laws are enforced, as there are only so many parking spaces available. When those are full, anyone parking in the street will be properly dealt with by that regard. Over the years, we earned a reputation as a quiet, laid-back, live-and-let-live community. Meeting visitors at the gates, armed with pitchforks, is counter intuitive to those core values. As a commissioner said not too long ago, Why cant we just be nice? Having enjoyed another island Independence Day, it may be prudent to recall that the U.S. Constitution was written to limit the powers of government, not the people. Micheal Coleman, Anna MariaWhat a great holiday The parade route was packed for the entire 7 USA, USA. Special thanks go to Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach and Anna Maria for allowing the Privateers and their parade to invade their cities. Another big thanks to the Krewe of Santa Margarita and ShamKrewe of Charlotte De Berry, who came from the Tampa area, and, of course, our fellow Bradenton Krewe of DeSoto. Thank you also to all the business, the Privateers and celebrate Americas birthday. And a tip of me old Pirate hat to Privateer Taz, chairman of the parade, and to all Privateers. This year we asked for donations from the participants for the Anna Maria Island Community Center and of Privateer scholarships. Thank you all and God Bless America. Tim Hammer Thompson, proud PrivateerSticks and stones Seems that folks in Bradenton Beach have forgotten the old rhyme that goes, sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. It persuades the child victim of name-callin g to ignore the taunt to refrain from retaliation and to maintain a good-natured attitude. So whats up in Bradenton Beach? It seems the city commission dissed the mayor the job, came here from across the country for a position that amounted to a substantial pay cut to live and work in a place she loved and previously called home Anna Maria Island. Its a shame to see them toying with peoples lives. We were thankful to see a well trained, educated clerk on the job, ready to do the best for the city and willing to move the city from the dinosaur Whoops. Suddenly, an adversary of the city complains that the mayor has overstepped his administrative boundaries, and the commission is riding in the drivers seat, dictating policies. Sorry to say, but the charter seems clear to us. According to that charter essentially the bible mission approve the appointment of a city clerk/city treasurer, chief of police, city attorney, city planner, department heads and so on. Under Section 3. Duties and Powers of the Mayor the city government. In addition to duties as a voting member of the commission, the mayor is responsible for administrative oversight of city government. Does that not seem clear to everyone? Does it say the commission can reinvent the policies and practices assigned to the mayor? Does it allow the city attorney to devise ways to evaluate staff, conduct staff interviews or conferences, and threaten employees with dismissal? It seems the lawyers are running the city, and side the lawyers are taking in the battle unless you draw the simple conclusion that the lawyers are not on the side of the mayor. That is evident. Some time ago, when Mayor Bill Shearon was So will the mayor wrestle back his authority in Bradenton Beach? Or do the lawyers win? Remains to be seen.

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THE ISLANDER JULY 9, 2014 7 Headlines from July 7, 2004Temps and Drops on AMI Date Low High Rainfall June 29 79 96 0.01 June 30 76 96 0.60 July 1 78 93 0 July 2 77 93 0.07 July 3 77 91 0.05 July 4 76 90 0 July 5 79 86 0.15 Average area Gulf water temperature 90.124-hour rainfall accumulation with reading daily at approximately 5 p.m. Wed love to mail you the news! We mail The Islander 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. (Sorry, we do not suspend mail subscriptions you get The Islander free while youre here!)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 The mayor proposed reducing capital spending by to be appointed president of the Florida State Police Chiefs Association. Romine served on the board of directors for several years before the appointment. serving on the force for several years. the city faced increasing legal actions that required the presence of the city attorney at meetings. The city also had to pay for a Florida League of Cities lawyer. Opinion Your Please, join us in support of the community center, so every child has a chance to play now and long into the future.Destinys candy-thon person shops for boxes of chocolates. Islander Courtesy Photo Hi, my name is Destiny Shepperson. I live in Michigan and Im visiting my grandma for a month and Im going to spend time at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, a fun place. I went to Gordons food market and saw a sign for a fundraiser. I thought about the community center and remembered that they needed help with money. So I thought to myself that Im going to do this, Im going to ask Miss Kathy Bogad and see what she says. the community center and she said she had to ask her boss. So then she asked her boss, and her boss said yes. I was so happy when I found out that I get to help the community center and help all the little kids have somewhere to go and have fun while their parents are at work. Im calling it the Chocolate Fundraiser. My grandma works at Roser Memorial Community Church if there are any questions, and there is also Miss Kathy, who you could contact at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Editors note: Destiny Shepperson is asking the community to help her raise money for the nolia Ave., Anna Maria. She realizes how much it means to the people on the island and she wants with her grandma and take part in center activities. Destiny at movingmtns@aol.com or by call her at

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8 JULY 9, 2014 THE ISLANDER The work we do at Mosaic is critical to helping feed the world. We provide farmers with phosphate crop nutrients that enable them to produce more food on less land. Essential crop nutrients like phosphate mined and manufactured in Florida are responsible for 40-60 percent of the crop yields farmers produce worldwide.* That translates into more abundant and affordable food here at home. As our world keeps growing, Mosaic keeps working to help put food on the table, for all of us. We help the world grow the food it needs.*Source: Agronomy JournalIMAGINE A WORLD WITH HALF AS MUCH FOOD.Without crop nutrients, that would be our reality. mosaicco.com/florida Click! The Islander welcomes stories about islanders and island life, as well as photographs and notices of the milestones in readers lives weddings, anniversaries, travels and other events. Send notices and photographs with detailed captions along with complete contact information to news@islander.org or 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.Bradenton Beach bar granted noise exemption www.discoverdavinci.comCome Discover the DaVinci in You. EXTENDED THROUGH JULY 27By Merab-Michal Favorite Islander Reporter At least one Bradenton Beach business will be allowed to entertain its outdoor patrons after 10 p.m. The city commission granted Island Time Bar and Grill, 111 Gulf Drive S., which operates in conjunction with Bridge Street Bistro of the same address, a permanent exemption from the city noise ordinance at its June 20 meeting. Island Time will be the only restaurant/bar within city limits allowed to play music outdoors after 10 p.m. We are not playing favorites here, Commissioner Janie Robertson said. They were the only ones that asked. Under the noise ordinance approved March 20, outdoor music is not allowed after 10 p.m., but indoor music is permitted until 1 p.m. However, some establishments, including Island Time and Gulf Drive Cafe and Tiki, 900 Gulf Drive N., do not have walls and, therefore, cannot move entertainment indoors at 10 p.m., as required. While live entertainment concludes at both establishments at 10 p.m., the restaurants continued to play a jukebox or music track over outdoor speakers. However, commissioners determined that doing so violated the ordinance at their April 15 work session. Now commissioners are re-thinking their decision. Everyone is doing a great job adhering to the new ordinance, Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale said during the city meeting June 20. We trust that Island Time will continue to keep the music down after we grant them this exemption. Island Time initially asked if lowering hurricane shutters after 10 p.m. would put them in compliance. But city planner Alan Garrett said the ordinance reads that entertainment must be contained within permanent walls and a roof. Eric Flashman, bar manager and music coordinator for Island Time, argued that turning off music completely would hurt his business. It was that argument that eventually motivated commissioners to approve the exemption. Establishments can provide music at 85 decibels 7 a.m.-7 p.m., but that number shrinks to 75 decibels between the hours of 7-10 p.m., and then must be turned down to 65 decibels 10 p.m.-2 a.m. It decreases again to 55 decibels 2-7 a.m. Establishments may apply for a special exemption permit for events, but the commission can place reasonable conditions upon the waiver, meaning they must approve the duration and decibel level within the request.Complaint lodged against mayor: operating lodge without licenseBy Merab-Michal Favorite Islander Reporter According to a recent complaint to the city, Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon and his partner Tjet Martin may be operating their vacation resort without all the needed licensing. Robert Lincoln, attorney representing ELRA Inc., Ed Chiles BeacHhouse Restaurant corporate entity, agency the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations alleging Shearon and Martin have been operating Linger Longer, 302 Gulf Drive, without a state-mandated public lodging license. An ensuing investigation conducted by the DBPRDivision of Hotels and Restaurants revealed that Shearon was operating without a license and required Shearon to apply for his lodging license within 60 days. The case was rated high priority by the division. Shearon said he has since applied for the license. A lodging license may cost anywhere from $205 to $250, according to the DBPR and, if an establishment is not in compliance, the operators of the business to the city. In the letter, Lincoln cites Florida Statutes and he highlighted a passage in his letter that states: Operating a transient rental property without a state lodging license is a second-degree misdemeanor and state law provides for the immediate arrest of a violator. Shearon said he has operated the business for 11 years and has always tried to do the right thing when it came to his taxes. I just didnt know, he said. Code enforcement officer Gail Garneau filed a report in response to the complaint that showed Shearon and Martin are in the process of obtaining the required state lodging license. The couple reside at Linger Longer and rent out the remaining units to vacationers. Martin is running for the Ward 4 commission seat against incumbent Commissioner Jan Vosburgh. She also serves on the citys scenic waves committee. Shearon said part of the problem was a change in state law, HB 883, which requires vacation rental operators to have state licensing in hand before they can receive a business tax receipt from the city. The city already is in the process of adding that requirement to the business tax application and renewal forms, Shearon said. Shearon said adding language to the forms requiring vacation rental businesses to provide a state license number before receiving a city business tax receipt will solve a lot of problems. This was actually a blessing in disguise, Shearon said. There are a lot of people out there who are doing Mayor Bill Shearon and partner Tjet Martin reside at Linger Longer, a beachfront vacation home with three rental units. Islander Courtesy Photo .com941-778-2711 The Original

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THE ISLANDER JULY 9, 2014 9 1707 1st St. E., BradentonWhere Hwy 41 & 301 meet @ 17th Ave Best Place to Find Anything! Entire Flea Market Open Bring the Family! Spend the Day! Chill Out! RED BARN FLEA MARKET HAS COOL AIR CONDITIONING941-747-3794 Red Barn (indoor) Plaza OPEN Tuesday-Sunday (see website for details) forward each week by the judges. Entries that fail the contest requirements are disIf youve got a great snapshot, weve got a contest you could win. The Islander Top Notch digital photo contest began weekly winning photos will featured on the cover, and cates from local merchants. Weekly winners receive a More-Than-a Mullet-Wrapper Islander T-shirt. Top Notch entries can include family photos, landscapes and scenics, candid snapshots, action, holidays, humor and animal pictures. Nothing is overlooked, including kid pics, sentimental moments and moments of personal triumph. This year, judges also will be looking for top pet photos with a prize appropriate to pets. Contest entries should be submitted in original JPG format via email to topnotch@islander.org. Digital submission is required. No retouching, enhancements or computer manipulation is allowed. One photo attachment/entry per email is allowed is no limit to the number of weekly entries, and entries need not be repeated, as selected entries are moved Top Notch contest rulesraphy. org. missions. email entry. Top Notch digital photo contest underway, next deadline July 11Top notch past winner Exclusive Retailer for Island Company Island Company Come see us in Anna Maria and on Facebook! 9908 Gulf Drive Anna Maria 941-251-5913info@beachfashionboutique.com www.beachfashionboutique.com Michael H. Smith, 2006 weekly winner.

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10 JULY 9, 2014 THE ISLANDER Scallopalooza set for Aug. 9 The event, which begins at 6 p.m., features cocktails, dinner, entertainment and an auction. is working to bring back the scallop population in restoration program raising scallops, developing hatcheries and releasing the larvae onto our local seagrass beds. Tickets to the coastal casual Scalopalooza gala are $85 per person. Reservations are required and sponsorships are available. 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 ~ A Sterling Crab Pendant Designed by one of our Newest Creative Artisans Libbys I sland J ewelry Libbys I sland J ewelryA Sterling Crab Pendant Designed by one of our Newest Creative Artisans Beach Glass Charm Chain Beach Glass Charm Chain Pendants Handmade SterlingHandmade SterlingPendants Island happenings Send your fishing, sports, event news and photos to news@islander.org. Share the fun. Wednesday, July 9 Thursday, July 10 Friday, July 11 Saturday, July 12 Sunday, July 13 Monday, July 14 Tuesday, July 15 Wednesday, July 16 Off Island Friday, July 11 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. High-resolution photographs welcome.Sailing tour to bene t dogs of a Paradise Boat Tour departing from the Historic Bridge Street Pier in Bradenton Beach. Capt. Sherman Baldwin will take passengers on the Animal Network. Community Connections plans community party Community Connections, an organization for island residents founded by the Anna Maria Island Preservation Trust, has put another summer soiree on its calendar. The event will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, July Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Participants should bring a covered dish to share Volunteers are needed to help with setting up at For more information or to RSVP, contact Sissy Quinn by email at sqonami@tampabay.rr.com or by County plans preserve events The Manatee County Parks and Recreation Department will host a sunset paddle in Robinson Preserve St. NW, Bradenton. Other events on the calendar from the department: a.m. a.m. near the preserve entrance. For more information, including details on the kay

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THE ISLANDER JULY 9, 2014 11 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 Flight, 30x40, by Lee Mears, Julys featured gallery artist. Ongoing events, activitiesThrough Wednesdays 3209. Thursdays Fridays Saturdays Mondays Tuesdays 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. Center offers workshops The Anna Maria Island Community Center, following: members. ber. ages and skill levels, $85 per month for members, beginner/ intermediate pilates, $6 per session for members, nonmember. Star Wars Night set for McKechnie The forces of the Old Republic and the Empire will meet at McKechnie Field this month. burgh Pirates, is planning a Star Wars Night, with the The baseball game and tribute to Star Wars will Ninth St. W., Bradenton. The Marauders will play the Clearwater Threshers After the game, the team will auction off the Boba Fett jerseys, which players plan to autograph. with cancer survivors. During the game, there will be a charity balloon pop, opportunities to pose for photos with Star Wars characters and a costume contest. Single game tickets can be purchased online at Mural workshop offeredc Welsh artist John Allinson will lead a three-part workshop in painting murals at the Anna Maria Island Art League on Saturdays this month. An announcement from AMIAL said each student will work intermittently on a joint mural project during each class. Beach. For more information about Allinson, who has painted several murals on Anna Maria Island, go online to www.johnallinson.co.u k. Artist John Allinson is recognized in 2013 at the dedication of the mural he painted in the 300 block of Pine Avenue in Anna Maria. Islander Courtesy Photo

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THE ISLANDER JULY 9, 2014 17 O FF THE HOOK CORTEZAntiques, Collectibles, Patio Furniture, Art, Decor, CustomPainted Furniture and more!OFF THE HOOK: 11-6 Tuesday-Sunday wwww.offthehookfurnishings.com 12408 Cortez Road West, Cortez 941-730-4409 O FF THE HOOK FF THE HOOK FF THE HOOK FF THE HOOK CORTEZ CORTEZ Art, Decor, CustomArt, Decor, CustomArt, Decor, CustomPainted Furniture OFF THE HOOK: wwww.offthehookfurnishings.com O FF THE HOOK FF THE HOOK Nautical Furnishings & MUCH More Start your engines and get shopping for all the dads and granddads on your list. Our Tiki-Kitty stores are handpicked for their unique items, great customer service and super bargains. For sure, we know where to shop. And our proprietors are eager out the door. Hot fun in the summertime! Beat the heat and shop in the air conditioned comfort of The Antique Orphanage, where the inventory changes daily. Theres bound to be something for even the most discriminating collector among the orphaned merchandise. Tide and Moon jewelry and boutique on Pine Retro Rosie Historic East Manatee Antiques District SHOPS OPEN TUE-SAT 10-4Vintage Clothes for All Occasions Beautiful Wedding Gowns and Accessories Vintage, Cottage and Romantic Country Style. New addition! Vintage holiday and Christmas Department 817 Manatee Ave. E. 941-708-0913 Like us on Facebook!CobwebsAntiques and More What a Find! THRIFT AND CONSIGNMENTS Quality clothing, purses & accessories, furniture, kitchenwares and old Florida-style decor. What a nd! Steffs Stuff Antiques & TreasuresJ 941.383.19015380 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Unit 101, Longboat Key at the Centre Shops, Buttercuponline@hotmail.com AR T AND COLLECTIBLESAll proceeds c Thomas 531 hadjacent to the Anna Maria Island Ar t League941 -320-1 786 The Antique Orphanage antiques & collectiblesAn Eclectic Approach To Collecting Specializing in Inkwells, Smalls, Lotton Glass114 Wed-Sat and by appointment Fairway Center Breezeway 5125-B Manatee Ave. W. ~ Bradenton941-761-8000 JewelryTide and Moon 314 Pine Ave. ~ Anna Maria ~ 941.778.4050 Winner!The original Longitude-Latitude ring for Anna Maria Island, only at Tide and Moon! Tiki & Kittys Adventures in Shopping Antiques, Art-Tiques and Chic Boutiques! cent at Retro Rosies. The sale continues through July What A Find! signers and daily appointments for more. This shop specializes in quality Florida-style decor, furniture, household items and name-brand clothing. Want to Have you been Off The Hook? This great little shop on Cortez Road has all kinds of fun, nauticalthemed furniture and decorations, select shabby decor and unique, quality, hand-painted pieces. This Avenue is a must-do. Theres no better way to remember paradise than the signature Anna Maria Island Pearl Pendant handcrafted by Laura Shely only available at Tide and Moon. Giving Back in Holmes Beach donates to chariitems for yourself and your friends while helping others in the community. Its a win-win for all. The owner also is offering booth space, so check that out, too. At Steffs Stuff, nows the time to shop for vintage jewelry and other accessories for your wardrobe. Summer is in full swing in Bradenton. The gals at Retro Rosie vintage fashions and Cobwebs antiques invite you to cool off with some summer savings. and garden items at Cobwebs, and Kris will have all The Anna Maria Island Community Center displays its July 4 spirit in the annual Anna Fireworks on July 3 wow the crowd at the BeacHhouse Restaurant,

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18 JULY 9, 2014 THE ISLANDER Alice Jeghelian ate of Mount Holyoke College. She had a passion for higher education and learning and her career tutions, starting in clerical positions at Harvard and MIT. She returned to Mount Holyoke as asssistant director of admissions. She went on to earn a masters degree in education from Harvard and a doctorate in counseling and psychology from Boston College. While working at Boston College, she was named as an advocate on behalf of women and minorities. trained to be a court mediator and was appointed to the She sang with the Anna Maria Island Concert Alice Jeghelian Alice Jeghelian, 85, died June 21, 2014 due to complications from a stroke and a weakened heart. Born on August 8, 1928 to Harry and Mary Jeghelian. A graduate of Mount Holyoke College, Class of 1949, Alice had just attended her 65th reunion on Memorial Day weekend. She was active and dynamic, just a month and a half away from her 86th birthday. She was the embodiAlice loved Mount Holyoke; she graduated with a bachelors degree in English, made lifelong friends there, and had a lifelong association with the College, always active in local alumnae clubs, and serving as president of the alumnae association in retirement. At Mount Holyoke, Alice found her passion for higher education and learning and caught a glimpse of her future career, which was exclusively with academic institutions. Starting in clerical positions at Harvard and MIT, Alice returned to Mount Holyoke as Assistant Director of Admissions. She went on to earn a Masters Degree in Education from Harvard and a PhD in Counseling and Psychology from Boston College. While studying for her PhD in the late 1960s, Alice worked at Northeastern University as Assistant Dean of Women and assumed the informal role of spokesperson for the administra tion during that turbulent period. She said she was somehow always on the spot, and the experience was extremely valuable in her developing career; it taught her the importance of keeping communication open, with an eye always toward a common goal, and proceeding one step at a time. versity were aware of the intensity of student feelings. One of Alices assignments at Boston College was to act as an interpreter for both sides. She was appointed to a special committee established by the President for the sole purpose of bridging the gap. With her title of Special Assistant to the President and Director of Professional Development, Alice gained a reputation of standard of excellence in its conduct of civil rights. Alice was a thinker and a planner and a doer. She was a woman of action. She was a woman ahead of her time. She wore a button that said Uppity women unite! She had a bumper sticker that read Subvert the dominant paradigm. She did both! Along the way she lived large and laughed and enjoyed life. father run the family store. Alice became synonymous with everyday life for Jaye. Throughout their lives they visited each other ended up her best pal. To her nieces and nephews, Alice was Super-Aunt Auntie Alice, who, disguised as Dr. Alice Jeghelian, outspoken adminrestaurants, to the beach. She taught them card games, and word games, and songs. She sang in choirs throughout her life and had as much fun singing Beethovens Ode to Joy as John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt. Court Mediator and was appointed Mediator for the Small Claims Court, 12th District, Manatee County. She sang in the Anna Maria Island Chorus and Orchestra and served on its board of directors, including as treasurer and vice president. Alice always enjoyed painting in watercolor and pursued it in earnest in retirement. She found no end to social and cultural activities with old and new friends and her loving family, which she said enriched and rewarded her. When Alice was young, her brother Leo used to say to her, you're awesome. She was awesome. She was an uncommon woman. Alice leaves her brother Leo Jeghelian, sister Jaye Howes and husband William, niece Lisa von Wendt and husband Jan Paul, niece Susan Jeghelian and husband Kevin Curtin, nephew Leo S. Jeghelian and wife Linda, great nieces and nephews Elliott, and was followed by interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Arlington, MA. EEENT Alice Jeghelian www.WestbridgeVeterinaryClinic.com941.92O.4O1Owww.facebook.com/ WestbridgeVeterinaryClinic W ESTBRIDGE VETERINARY CLINIC THE LAW OFFICES OF H ardin, Pratt & Ball, P.A. Conveniently Located on Anna Maria Island Holmes Beach Jeghelian Melanie Fretwell She was born in West Germany and was the only member of her family to emigrate to the United States. While living in Manhattan Beach, California, she met James H. Stretch Fretwell and, after a move married. Mrs. Fretwell started Pajarito Travel, a travel agency, in Los Alamos. Her innovations had not been seen there before, such as travel trade shows, dual electronic booking systems and co-locating with a car rental agency. Her success with large business conAlways looking for a way to make the ordinary travel including surprising a client by hand-deliv ering a last-minute travel visa and staging a mariachi band on a pier in Cozumel to surprise a dive boat. On her husbands retirement from Los Alamos National Lab, the couple moved to Anna Maria Island, where she worked with a local architect to build a retirement home. Her design and gardening skills blossomed in the new tropical environment. A private service for family and friends was held at the family home. Mrs. Fretwell is survived by her husband; sons Bruce Don Lee Hilgeman He was born in Portland, Indiana, to Fred and Nora Bitzinger Hilgeman. He was a graduate of Portland High School. He had a long and successful career developing mobile home and RV parks, and buying and selling equipRV. He was a compassionate man, who gave his time and talent to many people, churches and philanthropic causes. A celebration of life will be held at a later date in Ocala. Condolences may me made online at millerfu neralhomes.ne t. Mr. Hilgeman is survived by wife Doris Leeger Tonkin; children Denise Delle Donne of Palm Coast, Florida, and Darin of Ormond Beach, Florida; grandchildren Devin Delle Donne, Brianna Tonkin and Kira Tonkin; sister Evelyn Clear of St. Marys; and brother Norman of Coldwater, Michigan. Chorus and Orchestra and served on its board of directors, including as treasurer and vice president. She enjoyed painting in watercolor. She found no end to social and cultural activities that enriched and rewarded her. A private service was held in Malden, Massachusetts. Memorial donations may be made to the Anna Maria Island Orchestra at www.amicco.or g. Ms. Jeghelian is survived by brother Leo; sister Jaye Howes and husband William, nieces Lisa von Wendt and husband Jan Paul and Susan and husband Kevin Curtin; nephew Leo S. and wife Linda; great nieces and nephews Elliott, Isabella, Francesca, Sarah, Peter and Samuel. Fretwell Obituaries At your service Obituaries are provided as a community ser vice 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 Rocky Mountain cold a break with their favorite hometown newspaper on the trail ridge in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado.

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THE ISLANDER JULY 9, 2014 19 Island Animal ClinicReminding you to help save our seabirds. Dont cut the line!If you hook a bird, slowly reel it in and remove all hooks and line. Winners! COME SEE THE DIFFERENCE FOR YOURSELF www.islanddentalspa.comCreating beautiful smiles for 20 years on Anna Maria Island & Longboat Key Family and Cosmetic Dentistry In-House Dental Implants Root Canal Therapy Restore, Rejuvenate, Recapture Your SmileI want to completely change your perception of what it means to go to the dentist. Dr. Mariano de la Riva COME SEE THE DIFFERENCE FOR YOURSELF www.islanddentalspa.com 941-778-2204 StreetlifeIsland police blotterAnna Maria investigation. MSCO was dispatched to a residence for a pool emergency. On arrival, the mother said the baby had fallen in the pool, but she rescued the infant before and determined he did not need medical treatment. Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO. Bradenton Beach Cortez Cortez is policed by the MCSO. Holmes Beach A 36-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly and broke it on the ground, and pushed her while she was holding a child. He was charged with hindering a the property. The owner had the vehicle towed. possession. A man and woman were arrested during car. They were pulled over for allegedly not wearing seatbelts. The deputy observed several open beers in the car and conducted a search, which turned up the pills. Both subjects were taken to jail. Streetlife is based on incident reports and narra2 arrested on burglary charges in Holmes BeachBy Merab-Michal Favorite Islander Reporter edly broke into three vehicles and tried to unlock the front door of an occupied home in Holmes Beach. of attempted unarmed burglary of an occupied dwelling, unarmed burglary of an occupied dwelling and three counts of unarmed burglary of a conveyance. two counts of burglary to a conveyance. responded to a report that a man and a.m. by the sound of something being inserted into the front door The couple told police they jumped out of bed when they heard someone jiggling the handle. The woman looked out the door and saw a male running from the property, the report said. She later told police the man was wearing stonewashed jeans. Officers searched the area but did not find a suspect. They did, however, note that two vehicles parked on the same block had been burglarized. Loose change had been removed from both vehicles, and keys were missing from inside the couples the street had surveillance cameras posted outside. He asked the resident if he could review the tapes to try to identify the burglars. A review of the tapes revealed two males near the cars. Not only had the two vehicles parked across the street been burglarized, but the surveillance video loose. Bergeron also allegedly broke into the mans outlight, the report said. The video showed Bergeron and another male, During an interview with police, the juvenile suspect said he stood by while Bergeron entered locked cars to collect change. When Bergeron discovered the keys inside the parked vehicles, he tried to enter the adjacent residence in order to steal keys for another car so boys could drive it to a party in town, the report stated. The juvenile said the they got spooked when the residents of the home awoke and they noticed several marked patrol cars in the area. He told police they dumped the keys in a nearby lot. lot where the keys were discarded. They reportedly located the keys and returned them to their owner. While Bergeron admitted to trespassing, he did not admit to the burglaries, the report stated. the tattoos on his arms from the surveillance video to photos on his Facebook page. Bergeron was arrested and taken to Manatee Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. The underage suspect was taken to a juvenile detention center. Convicted sex offender moves to Cortez The Florida Department of Law Enforcement moved to Cortez. The man has since been released from his probation, but by law is required to report his residence to the FDLE within one week of moving to a new location. ers living in Cortez, two in Holmes Beach and one in Anna Maria, according to the site. Bergeron Island watch To report information on island crime, call the CHECK US OUT AT WWW.ISLANDER.ORG REGISTER FOR BREAKING NEWS & WEATHER ALERTS

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20 JULY 9, 2014 THE ISLANDER We made stone crabs famous! OPEN 7 Days 11:30-9:30 Happy Hour 4-6pmLONGBOATS PREMIER WATERFRONT RESTAURANT! Since 1967 MOORE S STONE CRAB RESTAURANTIts going to be a Crab Tastic Summer! ALLYOUCANEAT Maine Lobster $29.99 or Alaskan Snow Crab Clusters $29.99Available for the 1st time ... Fresh Pacific Rock Crab Claws (WHEN AVAILABLE) Best food, best service, best view ... Any closer to the water, your feet will get wet! www.stonecrab.ccWAIT! Keep your bibs on! PLEASE SEE DRY WATER, NEXT PAGE Holmes Beach man arrested for robbing blind manBy Merab-Michal Favorite Islander Reporter A Holmes Beach man was arrested in Palmetto a metal pipe. Drive, faces a charge of armed robbery. resides in an fenced-enclosure behind the store. One of the suspects kicked in a portion of the fence near the victims head, causing contusions to the mans neck, according to the report. The suspects then poked the man, who is blind, with a metal pole and demanded his money and wallet, the report said. According to the police, the suspects were laughing at the victim as they threatened him. tress as the incident occurred. The homeless man later beating him because he could not see to get away. Facheris was taken to Manatee County jail, where he is being held without bond. The others were taken to a juvenile detention center. tee Ave. W., Bradenton. Zephyrhills woman arrested for drug possession in Anna MariaFacheris By Merab-Michal Favorite Islander Reporter found cocaine and Dilaudid in her car. possession of cocaine, possession of Dilaudid and possession of drug paraphernalia. The MCSO said someone called Bay Boulevard in Anna Maria. A deputy responded and began following Sharbono in her vehicle, which was traveling slower than ing to the report. Drive, a cul-de-sac, she parked on the street, which is prohibited in the city of Anna Maria. she reportedly did not have it with her. Instead she The deputy reported that he observed Sharbonos pupils were dilated. While she denied drinking, she said she had taken Dilaudid. She also said she had a doctor prescription for the medication. However, no such prescription or prescription bottle was in her possession. When the deputy searched Sharbonos car, he allegedly found a small plastic bag containing cocaine, an egg-like container with white residue and a straw and three white pills. The deputy also found one Dilaudid pill in Sharbonos purse. Sharbono was taken to the Manatee County jail and Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Sharbono Local dry water on-the-water campaign nets BUI arrestBy Merab-Michal Favorite Islander Reporter Local participation in a national event designed to arrest. Seven other boaters received citations for safety violations during Operation Dry Water, which was conducted nationDuring the weekend, law enforceeral levels were on heightened alert for those violating boating-under-theof Crescent Drive, Anna Maria, ran his boat aground The U.S. Coast Guard pulled Callahan over after allegedly observing him drive the boat aground, struggle to get off the shoal, then swerve while leaving. and slur his words. So he had Callahan perform a sobriety Callahan WE TWEET TOO @ami_islander @ami_islander

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THE ISLANDER JULY 9, 2014 21 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! YEA! BOBS GONE CRAZY, BONKERS, WILD! JUST FOR THE MONTH OF JULY, HAPPY HOUR IS ALL DAY TIL 6PM, MONDAY-FRIDAY! FRI. 7/11 AJ & THE AUTOMATICS 7-10 SAT. 7/12 TAYLOR & TAYLOR SUN. 7/13 REID FROST 12-4, RICK FASS 5-8 DELICIOUS LUNCH DAILY Small dogs challenge big dogs to increase territory DRY WATER Callahan to pull his boat to a nearby boat ramp. According to the report, Callahan bumped his vessel into the side of a concrete seawall and almost walked off the pier, which prompted an MCSO deputy to do another sobriety test, which Callahan failed. He was taken to Manatee County jail, where he were out on the water during Operation Dry Water. The mission is to reduce the number of alcoholand drug-related deaths on the water, John Fetterman, National Association of State Boating Law AdministraBoating should be a fun and enjoyable time spent with friends and family. We are asking that boaters make sure their voyage remains enjoyable by boating sober. Too many accidents and deaths are caused by those who Holmes Beach dog park users have voiced concerns over the placement of a decorative fountain and two shade trees. Now small dog park users want to expand their park, which would reduce the size of the big dog park. Islander File Photo Islander Reporter Rumors surrounding what may happen at the Holmes Beach dog park have been settled. For now. Mayor Carmel Monti said he was looking to share dog park. Commissioners took comments on the issue at the meeting, but decided to take a look at the park and return with suggestions at a workshop which was held two days later. Commissioners individually checked out the park, but ultimately decided to take no action regarding the dispute over the size of the big and small dog parks. Users of the small dog contend it is disproportionately small compared with the big dog park. They want To add space for the small dogs, the city would have to reduce the big dog park. Dog park users also have voiced concerns over a fountain in the park and shade trees that are too small to provide shade. All little dogs are not lap dogs. Little dogs like to run too, said Holmes Beach resident Barbara Hines. Commissioners David Zaccagnino and Jean Peelen ever, Zaccagnino said his yes is conditional. He said the fountain and trees should be moved. Pressure needs to be relieved. Its getting more and more popular. The trees need to be taken out and the fountain moved, Zaccagnino said. Commission Chair Judy Titsworth and ComTitsworth said the effort would be a waste of money that could be used to move the fountain and get more appropriate trees. According to superintendent of public works Tom OBrien, it would cost a couple thousand dollars to move the section of fence separating the two parks. of the dog park because I knew something like this would come up. Where is the buck going to stop? asked Morton. Commissioner Marvin Grossman did not offer an opinion. Weve already taken a lot of money out of public someone will move (the fence) for a nominal fee, said Grossman. Commissioners agreed to table the issue until August, to the displeasure of the residents who attended A lot of people came here tonight to address this, said Hines. Let us do more research. Our agendas are slammed right now, Titsworth replied.Holmes Beach proclaims Womens Equality Day Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti signed a proclamation for the city that provides for Womens women the right to vote. The citys proclamation will be presented at the annual Manatee-Sarasota Commission on the Status Day during a luncheon sponsored by the Sarasota and Manatee Counties League of Women Voters.

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THE ISLANDER JULY 9, 2014 25 AM City Pier tides; Cortez high tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later Anna Maria Island Tides Date AM HIGH PM HIGH AM LOW PM LOW Moon July 9 9:18 2.6 2:27 1.2 5:11 -0.1 July 10 12:28 1.4 10:07 2.7 3:18 1.3 5:59 -0.3 July 11 1:16 1.5 10:57 2.9 4:10 1.3 6:45 -0.4 July 12 1:55 1.5 11:48 2.9 5:05 1.3 7:29 -0.4 Full July 13 2:28 1.5 12:40 2.9 6:01 1.2 8:12 -0.3 July 14 2:59 1.6 1:33 2.7 7:01 1.1 8:52 -0.1 July 15 3:30 1.7 2:29 2.5 8:04 1.0 9:32 0.1 July 16 4:04 1.8 3:29 2.2 9:13 0.9 10:11 0.4 Light T Fishin g Char tersCapt. W arren GirleInshore Offshore Li ht Tk l Capt. W arren Girle o r e h O GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLELocated at the Seafood Shack, 4110 127th St. W., Cortezwww.h2owatersportz.com MULTI-DAY DISCOUNTS ON YAMAHA WAVERUNNERS!$500 PER DAY 5-DAY MINIMUM*Not valid with other offers. Offer not valid on shorter rentals. Must pay in full at pickup. 1 full tank of gas per day. NO REFUNDS on unused time. All other rules and regs apply.941-538-4290 Islander Exclusive IN-HOUSE PROFESSIONAL ROD REPAIRISLAND DISCOUNT TACKLE5503 MARINA DRIVE at KEYES MARINA, HBOPEN DAILY 7AM 941-779-2838Major Credit Cards Accepted Visit us at www.IslandDiscountTackle.com Stasny, right, holds a respectablesize tarpon for a quick photo with angler Jason Shoclzley of Erie, Colorado, on a July 1 charter Schoclzleys daughter Maya peers over his shoulder. By Capt. Danny Stasny Islander Reporter Someone turn on the air conditioning please. As we move into the second week of July, the and a breeze to cool us off while we wait for the rod to put in the cooler in the breeze-blocking shoreline of the backcountry is getting to be a little tougher. bait. Combine this with slow-moving tides and youve got a recipe for a boat ride as opposed to a day of the nearshore reefs and ledges in Tampa Bay and the youre consistently in slightly cooler water temps. bite. Mangrove snapper thrive in these conditions and theyre becoming abundant around structure. Not While fishing nearshore structure, Ive been observing a variety of other species on siesta in the higher water temps, which in turn makes them catchable. the tarpon bite remains consistent in our waters. The warm summer waters around Anna Maria Island dont or dead, is producing a bite. Early mornings seem to be best, although you never know whats going to Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business Charters is working the mangrove snapper bite on nearshore For bait, Gross is casting netting for small shiners. He suggests using a quarter-inch mesh to prevent the small bait from gilling getting stuck in the net. Along with snapper, Gross is putting clients on Catching a tarpon is still attainable and Gross is doing his best to achieve hookups for his clients. By slowly cruising the beach, Gross is locating schoolsays. Gross is hitting sandy potholes and oyster bars. Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier says mangrove snapper are starting to dominate the bite. Pier anglers baiting live shrimp and small live shiners are Spanish mackerel are making a showing at the pier in the morning hours. Malfese suggests using either a speck or small Gotcha plug to tie into these gregating around the pier, you should choose a lure runners, jack crevalle and skip jacks while targeting macks. Capt. Aaron Lowman at Island Discount Tackle is still targeting tarpon along the beaches of Anna Maria in the early morning hours and theyre responding Lowman is anchoring and chumming with fresh-cut mangrove snapper. By using small shiners for bait, with these, macks, Key West grunts and an occasional keeper-size gag grouper are taking the bait. searching Anna Maria Sound for spotted seatrout. Due to be desired, but persistence can put some keepers in Capt. Warren Girle is still reeling in his share of tarpon. With multiple hookups occurring daily, Girle is insisting that his clients leave the boat with a great ing the bite. Moving offshore, Girle is taking his clients to gag grouper and mangrove snapper with live shiners for catch-and-release snook in sandy potholes adjacent to mangrove shorelines. Live shiners either free-lined reds are attainable and the same applies for the snook, although they have to be released.

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26 JULY 9, 2014 THE ISLANDER Old Florida with a New Twist The first step in selling or buying a The first step in selling or buying a house is successfully choosing the house is successfully choosing the right agent. house is successfully choosing the house is successfully choosing the right agent. right agent. In the past six months we have on In the past six months we have on In the past six months we have on average sold a house every 4 days! average sold a house every 4 days! average sold a house every 4 days! 13 Sales of 42 Million 13 Sales of 42 Million Providing the very best customer Providing the very best customer service by always Providing the very best customer Providing the very best customer service by always service by always p u t t i n g t h e service by always service by always p p u u u t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t i i n n n g g c u s t o m e r s f i r s t g g t t t h h e t t t h h h Come in and visit us at the office... 5702 Marina Drive #104, Holmes Beach Or give us at call at 941 567 5234 You can also visit our website at www.annamariaislandrealty.com OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 1PM 4PM Vacant Land for Sale: 303 Pine Ave, Anna Maria 7,488 sq.ft. $ 5 7 5 0 0 0 710 N Shore Dr, Anna Maria 5,100 st.ft $ 5 5 0 0 0 0 212 82nd, Holmes Beach 8,100 st.ft. $ 3 6 9 0 0 0 114 52nd, Holmes Beach 6,000 sq.ft. $ 3 8 9 0 0 0 144&142 Crescent, Anna Maria 6,438 sq.ft. each $ 3 4 9 0 0 0 $849,000 $849,000 $749,000 $749,000 $775,000 $648,000 $648,000 $449,000 $849,000 $750,000 $750,000 $494,000 $785,000 Vacant Land for Sale: $ $785,000 Island real estate transactionsBy Jesse Brisson Special to The Islander Master jeweler keeps getting better Theres no such thing as too much education, says Pine Ave., Anna Maria. And Im always looking to improve my skills, Shely said. Thats why she attended a master stone-cutting course in June at Wild Acres Retreat in North Carolina. stone-cutters in the jewelry business to teach us techniques, she said. I love creating new jewelry. The education of jewelry-making is an ongoing process, and I try to keep up with all the latest technology. Im hoping to attend Shely has owned Tide and Moon Jewelry on Anna Bradenton Beach to her Pine Avenue location. Chamber sets sunrise breakfast, seeks volunteers The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will hold its July sunrise breakfast and networking Laura Shely, owner of Tide and Moon Jewelry, 314 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, wears a pendant she made while attending a master stone-cutting class in North Carolina in June. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin Maria. Breakfast is $8 and reservations are required. The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce is looking for volunteers to inform people about the organizations services. Chamber vice president Deb Wing said in a news release the volunteer program teaches volunteers what members offer, what activities are available on Anna Maria Island and other information to help people make good decisions. For more information or event reservations, visit Realty raves Bradenton Beach, has named Richard Freeman its June, while Rae Ellen Hayo took the top sales agent honors. PLEASE SEE REAL ESTATE, NEXT PAGE

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THE ISLANDER JULY 9, 2014 27 Good news: www.islander.org news@islander.org. Dont miss the fun. I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S ITEMS FOR SALE FREEBIE ITEMS FOR SALE g ANNOUNCEMENTS Beach. Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria Inc. Jesse Brisson Broker Associate, GRI 941-713-4755 800-771-6043 Call Jesse Brisson941-713-4755BAYFRONT BEAUTY: Perched on the edge of the bay, this 2bed/2bath bayfront home has sweeping views of the bay and ICW. Craftsmanship shows in every detail of this beautiful home with dock and of ce or third bedroom. Turnkey Furnished $1,199,000 DUPLEX FOR SALE: 300 block of 65th Street on a conforming duplex lot. Lovingly maintained, new windows, room for a pool, great rental history. $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/2bath 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. INCMike N orman Realty31O1 GULF DR, HOLMES BEACH I NEED LISTINGS! And Ill give you 100 percent effort.JASON HRNAK 941-773-6572 jhrnak@gmail.com HOLMES BEACH40 Years of Professional Service to Anna Maria Island and BradentonEXP ERIENCE 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 2/2 ground-level home, 1-car garage. $430,000 mariannebc@aol.com941-725-7799 Call Marianne TODAY for your free market analysis. Selling your home is important to me.Marianne Correll, Realtor6101 Marina Dr, Holmes Beach 34217 SOLD SOLD SOLD WE TWEET TOO @ami_islander @ami_islander ANNOUNCEMENTS Continued Beach. purchase online: m. GARAGE SALES 5351 Gulf Drive No. 4, Holmes Beach ISLAND BREEZEPicture perfect 3BR/3BA canalfront pool home on large lot. Stunning rennovation just completed. $924,000 SERENITY ON THE LAKE turnkey furnished condo. Solid LAKESIDE SOUTH Light & Bright, Updated house & Heated Pool, Low OWNER MAY FINANCE Updated and one lot from the REDUCED CALL NICOLE SKAGGS, BROKER, 941-773-3966 of Anna Maria, can be reached at 941-778-7244. REAL ESTATE

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28 JULY 9, 2014 THE ISLANDER SERVICES Continued 4152. GARAGE SALES Continued LOST & FOUND in the evening July 6 from 105 SeaPETS TRANSPORTATION BOATS & BOATING m. HELP WANTED m KIDS FOR HIRE Beach. HEALTH CARE SERVICES Sandy s Lawn Ser vice Inc.Established in 1983 Residential and Commercial Full ser vice lawn maintenance Landscaping Clean-up Hauling tree trimming Licensed & Insured Paradise Improvements 941.792.5600Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist Replacement Doors and Windows Andrew ChennaultFULLY LICENSED AND INSURED Island References Lic#CBC056755 I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S Residential & Condo Renovations vice RDI CONSTRUCTION INC.CBC 1253471 Bed: A bargain! King, Queen, Full & Tw in, pre-owned from $30 new/used. 941-922-5271 www .sleepking.ne t Windows & Doors 941-730-5045WEATHERSIDE LLC LIC#CBC1253145H URRIC ANE AMI TA XI 800.301.4816professional, metered, on-call, gps, cards acceptedwww mholmes beach, bradenton beach, anna maria ANSWERS TO JULY 9 PUZZLE CH IN IC EC UB ES CA LE SI P OAHU MO SH PI TE AG ER PR O BR AM ON PI TC HA NE GG IK E BEDE CK SV IK EH OT PO CK ET SA RI FA ME RO NE AR ED S HO GC AL LE RB LI NDB ID EM UN OM AR MI L U SA GE MA NC AV EY EA RL YP HY SI CA L IT CH ES TI VA TE RU ES EL L LE HR ER HS IA AB SC IS SA IV EMAD EA DE CI SI ON PA SSE DO N E RO SN OD OG S FR AT IL KS AM SN EA DA FR O FI LM IN DU ST RI ES BE AR FU R TA TA S P UP ID LE RB BB MS PA CM AN PA DD ED BR A AL II RO AR MI ME S Y AL E WI NN DI XI ES CA RI NS TA LL FB IA SI NK NA ZI ER AI NC A URN RENE EB RI TC OM NC IS LA GA NG RY CO ND ON EG ED S Adopt-A-Pet Shes short, sweet and oh-so-adorable. She dances and prances when you arrive home. Shes TUTU! Shes almost deaf, but loveable. A great little companion. House trained and well mannered. She is spayed, up to date on shots and microchipped. Moonracer No Kill Animal Rescue Inc, 941-896-6701. IslandLisa44@aol.com. Visit The Islander for more info about TuTu and other rescued, adoptable pets. WE ROCK ONLINE islander.org WE LIKE LIKES facebook.com/ Islandernewspaper

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THE ISLANDER JULY 9, 2014 29 LANDSCAPING 6600. HOME IMPROVEMENT ing.net. 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 SERVICES Continued m. LAWN & GARDEN 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 CONSTRUCTION941.725.0073LOCALL Y OWNED AND FAMIL Y OPERATED SINCE 1988State Lic. CBC1258250CALL THE ISLAN DS FINEST MORE 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 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 Dont leave the Island without taking time to subscribe. Youll get ALL the best news, delivered by the mailman every week. Visit us at 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach or call 941-778-7978. Online edition: www.islander.orgJUST VISITING PARADISE? 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!

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30 JULY 9, 2014 THE ISLANDER HOME IMPROVEMENT RENTALS com. RENTALS Continued REAL ESTATE Call us for a free professional consultation. Call m. WE TWEET TOO @ami_islander @ami_islander I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S Sharon Hightower941-330-5054 NORTHWEST BRADENTON: Great for entertaining. Oversized lot, 3 bed, 2 bath, 2-car garage, formal living, dining, move-in condition. $349,900. HUGE LOT: 100x117, canalfront sailboat water, 2bed 2bath, 2-car garage, priced to sell. $574,500. Open House 12-4 Sunday, July 13. 526 72nd St., HB OPEN HOUSE ISLAND OASIS: 4-car garage, 2 screened porches, 1,200 sf, master suite, gourmet kitchen with custom cabinets, butlers pantry, California custom closets, plantation blinds. $799,000. WEEKLY RENTAL, GREAT INCOME POTENTIAL! 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. LOVE L Y 2BR/2BA plus den. B eautifully furnished home in gated Waterlefe Community. Large Open Floor Plan w/Covered Lanai & Private Pool. Community Clubhouse w/Olympic Pool, Championship Golf & Boating on Manatee River plus 24-Hr Fitness. A Perfect Place to Call Home! $285,000. Call Lynn 941-730-1294. STEPS T O T H E B E ACH! Newly remodeled 3BR/2BA. Room for a pool. Close to everything! $399k. Call Lynn 941-730-1294 REDU C ED S PE CTAC U LA R 6-Bedroom 3.5-Bath home, situated in the center of the island, close to the best beaches, shopping and restaurants. Delightful outside kitchen and dining, spectacular zeroentry pool. Elegant island living at its finest! Perfect new home, second home or home away from home! $1,295,000. Call Lynn Zemmer, 941-730-1294. INC 800-367-1617 941-778-6696Mike N orman Realty31O1 GULF DR HOLMES BEACHwww.mikenormanrealty.com sales@mikenormanrealty.com MIKE NORMAN REALTY EST. 1978A NNA M ARIA C A N AL H O M E Updated 3 BR/3BA, 2,940 sf home on sailboat canal with no bridges to Gulf and bay. Two master suites, heated pool, dock and boat lift. $1,099,000. B EA CHF RO N T C O ND O 2BR/2BA direct beachfront. Exceptional views from this ground-level unit. Meticulously maintained complex offers two heated pools, covered parking, clubhouse and shufeboard. $529,000 GUL F B EACH PLAC E Spacious, 2 BR/2BT condo located (literally) just steps to the beach. Panoramic views of the Gulf from the roof-top deck. Heated pool, two lanais, covered parking. $379,900. 6101 MARIN A DR., HOLMES BEACH, FL 3421 7 (941) 778-6066.WWW.CALLTHEISL ANDERS COMJOHN@CALLTHEISLANDERS.COMJ ohn van Zandt REAL ESTATE Continued EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real estate advertising herein is subject to the Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimina

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THE ISLANDER JULY 9, 2014 31 DOWNRIGHT TRICKY!BY BYRON WALDEN / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZNo. 0629RELEASE DATE: 7/6/2014 ACROSS1 It may be cut by an uppercut5 Drink cooler12 Map feature17 Nurse20 From Here to Eternity setting21 Stage-diving locale22 More than willing23 For24 Stoker of fear?25 Not flat or sharp26 Lay ___27 Politician with a like button?28 Adorns30 Minnesota player, familiarly31 Microwaveable snack33 Dress that drapes34 Hall-of-___35 Highly desirable to Uncle Sam?36 Wine-list heading37 Competitor in some county fairs40 Offer to buy unspecified stocks, say42 Lean-meat source44 Shortstop-turnedESPN analyst Garciaparra45 Thanks a ___!46 Stylebook concern49 Area with XY coordinates?51 Routine checkup57 Desire58 Stay inactive over the summer60 Paris street61 Vend62 Moderator of the first Obama/ McCain and Obama/Romney debates64 Early Chinese dynasty65 Graphs x-coordinate67 Statement after long deliberation72 Relayed75 Son of Aphrodite76 Common pool or store posting80 Word with house or boy81 Type82 The Education of a Golfer autobiographer85 What might give you a big head?86 Hollywood and Bollywood, e.g.89 Material in the hats of Buckingham Palace guards91 Byes92 Litter member93 Do-nothing95 Grp. battling consumer fraud96 1980s video game spinoff100 Drag staple103 Et ___105 Surf sound106 Ones trapped in boxes of their own making?107 Connecticut Ivy109 Southern grocery chain111 Harry Potter mark112 Downloaders directive115 Agents org.116 Black ___117 Post-Weimar period119 Terrace-farming pioneers120 Mantel piece121 Walk Away ___ (1966 hit)122 Absolutely Fabulous, e.g.123 JAG spinoff124 Fail to keep up125 Beyond piqued126 Allow to continue127 H.S. proficiency exams DOWN1 ___ salad2 Proverbial speedsters3 Thats what my Spidey sense told me4 Quince, e.g.5 Reassuring reply6 Reasons to say no7 Subj. of a thought experiment8 Lament about modern men9 When computers work10 Trade cross words11 C4H10O12 European coastal plant once thought to be an aphrodisiac13 Pachelbel classic, familiarly14 When Tatum ONeal won her Oscar15 Part of a hockey goalies equipment16 Cogito, ___ sum17 Ray-finned fishes of the Southwest U.S.18 Ticked off19 Versifiers29 Health care giant with a Tree of Life logo32 Major African humanitarian concern of the 2000s34 Hollywood setting: Abbr.38 Like the contents of many attics39 Traitor Aldrich40 Nastiness41 Tour transport42 Actor Jannings43 Chess ending45 s TV star who later pitched Snickers47 Some square dancers48 ___ Enchanted (2004 film)50 1982 holiday country hit by Alabama52 1960s pop singer Sands53 Tiny battery54 Laud55 LAX, OHare and others56 Of course!59 Grammynominated 1998 hit for Alanis Morissette63 New Years ___66 Bills partner68 Jell-O maker69 Actress Moore70 Highland tongue71 Right away, boss72 Kaput73 Celeste Aida, for one74 Enterprise for Morton77 Bad way to be caught78 Eats79 Collect on the surface, in chemistry82 Floor83 Dadaism pioneer84 Up to snuff87 AOL, e.g., for short88 Item for a houseguest90 Fast-food chain with the Ultimate Angus sandwich94 One who drills, fills and bills: Abbr.97 Up98 Directing a shell99 Down Easter100 Rogue101 The ___ Mets102 Half a star, maybe103 Label for pans?104 House entered near the autumnal equinox106 All In network108 Spanish hero whose 113-Down is represented enigmatically six times in this puzzle110 ___ Torres, four-time Olympic swimming gold medalist112 Press113 Moniker114 Colleen118 Green: Prefix 12345678910111213141516171819 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 3839 40 41 4243 44 45 46 4748 49 50 515253 545556 57 5859 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 697071 727374 75 76 777879 80 81 8283 84 85 86 87 88 8990 91 92 9394 95 96 979899 100101 102 103104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 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 Visit www.islander.org for the best news on Anna Maria Island. 6101 Marina Drive | 419 Pine Ave Gulffront Complex2BR/2BA. Beautifully decorated and impeccably maintained. $399,000 1BR/1.5BA. Completely Updated. Great rental property. $430,000 Canalfront2BR/2BA.10,881 sqft. lot $577,500 Sold!3BR/2BA pool home. Palma Sola Pines. $177,000 Pending5BR/2.5BA + pool on Key Royale. $729,000 Sold!2BR/1BA. Great rental potential! $369,000 3BR/2BA. Beautifully updated. $499,000 2BR/2BA Canalfront Villa with Dock $249,000 Larry ChattBroker Frank Davis PresidentIslandReal.com 6101 Marina Drive 419 Pine Ave TWO ISLAND OFFICES877-778-6066 Adele HollandSault Ste. Marie, MI 941-5876328 Alan GallettoRochester, NY941-232-2216 Betsy HillsPhiladelphia941-720-0178 Gail TutewilerKalamazoo, MI 941-705-0227 John van ZandtAnna Maria 941-685-8822 Josh BernetCleveland, OH 941-518-0655Kathleen WhitePhiladelphia 941-773-0165 Marianne Correll Vineland, NJ941-725-7799 Melinda BordesAtlanta 941-705-0146 Susanne KastenHamburg, Germany 941-448-3027 Tom NelsonMarshall, MI 941-448-4465Sales | Vacation Rentals1st Call us 4BR/4BA bayfront home. $1,199,000 Sold! Pending Blue Lagoon 3BR/2BA, plus den. Room for a pool. $549,900 Vintage Beach Cottage Flamingo Cay Gulf Views w/ Elevator2000 sqft 3BR/3BA House $999,000David TeitelbaumNew York City941-812-4226Elizabeth BlandfordMiami Beach 941-224-3304 Canalfront3BR/2BA. Two Boat lifts, pool, upgrades $715,000

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32 JULY 9, 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 cour tesy, 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