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CORR BELIEF AsTheWorld Terns reminisce. Page 6 Ranked Floridas Best Community Weekly by FPAAMI Chamber of Commerce 2012 Medium Business of the Year 10 years ago Meetings Op-Ed Happenings StreetlifeThe Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.org VOLUME 22, NO. 40 AUG. 6, 2014 FREE PLEASE SEE SEASON, PAGE 3 Surf happy winner! 11Storm watch: Bertha brews Bertha brewed into a tropical storm late July 31, the second storm of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season. The initial warnings for Bertha put Barbados, Dominica and St. Lucia on notice. It drenched the Dominican Republic, and passed southwest of Puerto Rico Aug. 2, where Bertha dropped 3-5 inches of rain and left tens of thousands of households without power. By mid-day Aug. 3, Bertha had drifted away from the Turks and Caicos islands and the southeastern Bahamas. The storm was moving northwest at about 18 mph and tropical storm force winds extended outward up to 160 miles. Forecasts showed Bertha curving north-northeast, moving parallel to the U.S. Eastern Seaboard and not hitting the mainland. of the season, making landfall in early July on the North Carolina coast. Storm season began June 1 and continues through Nov. 30.Extended stay: Never-ending tourist season By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Time was in past years on Anna Maria Island when motels and restaurants would close for repairs or vacation in the summer. Rental agents took time off, and some businesses closed for a month. Not this year. The island tourist season doesnt appear to be ending soon and is still going strong, according to Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce president Mary Ann Brockman. off the charts, she said. I was at the Red Barn in Bradenton and even heard visitors there talking about going to the island. Brockman said the chamber and the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau did cooperative advertising in several states in the Midwest and the Atlantic coast, and its paying off. Weve had a lot of visitors from Indiana, Virginia and Tennessee. Its the season that hasnt ended, she said. Brockmans visit to the Red Barn Flea Market paid off for the chamber. Theyve agreed to stock our brochures. They get so many people there, especially in winter, she said. Brockman said shes had no complaints from any member that business is off this summer. One happy chamber member is David ton Beach, including the Tortuga Inn and Tropic Isle. Weve had a lot of weddings this summer, and more coming in August, he said. Were not really slowing down until after Labor Day, although occupancy does drop some after schools reopen later this month. Most Florida public schools, including universities, will be back in session by Aug. 22, according to the Florida Department of Education website. The start of school always brings a slight drop in visitors, Teitelbaum said. We have some rooms available, especially the last two weeks of August. But we still have a lot of Europeans coming and Labor Day should be sold out, he added. Teitelbaum said the website TripAdvisor.com listed Anna Maria Island as the No. 4 destination for families in 2013, and this summer is proof enough for the ranking. Families love the old Florida look of our island, he said. At Anna Maria Island Accommodations in Anna Maria, Mike Brinson says its one of the best summers weve ever had. Brinson said the only slowdown on their books appears after Labor Day weekend. Bradenton Beach mayor proffers new clerk By Charmaine Engelsman Islander Reporter In the turmoil that has surrounded the Bradenton Beach administration since June, it seems the mayor has found one solution to smooth the path. Mayor Bill Shearon appears to have found the city clerk of his dreams, and he just cant say enough good things about her. Now all he needs is approval from the city commission, and he feels commission meeting. The mayors choice is Gia Lancaster, who came to the mayors attention as a result of the ad on the Florida League of Cities website. Her resume, says Shearon, is impressive and her references strong, but it was mostly the July 31 outstanding phone interview that the mayor and the city attorney co-conducted with her that sealed the deal. this, I have rarely offered an applicant an employment opportunity at the end of the interview, said Shearon. She meets all the criteria and is a part of the national clerk association. Im looking forward to her being part of the team. they will approve his choice and none too soon. Our clerk pro tem, Terry, has been doing a fantastic job, the mayor said, but Im looking forward to having someone in place permanently. he said it cant be too soon, noting also that no changes are anticipated in the city clerk Of course, this all hinges on the commisShearon said Lancaster was formerly the city clerk for Arcadia east of Myakka Arcadia until October 2013 when many of the citys department heads made an unanticipated mass exodus following the resignation of city administrator Judi Jankowski. Resignations, including those of Jankowski and Lancaster, were tendered without notice, which resulted in interim city administrator Tom Slaughter describing a stunned and frustrated city council, to the Arcadian newspaper. Many of the citys remaining employees were given raises by the administrator before her surprise departure, and some of the departing employees were designated by Jankowski to receive severance packages, The city later held a special meeting to deny the exit packages. The commission will convene at 6 p.m. Shearon Anna Maria City Pier in mid-July. Islander Photo: Jack Elka Back in the game. 13 Hatchling perils. 14 Milestones On the government calendar. Page 4 Bradenton Beach explores plans for nature park. Page 5 The Islander editorial, reader letters. Page 6 Obsessing about the weather. Page 7 Looking back. Page 7 Make a date, catch the sunset. Pages 10-11 Community events, announcements. Pages 10-11 Island life. Page 12 Mote scientists set out to study red tide. Page 15 Lofty look at local churches. Page 16 Island police blotter. Page 18 Quack rescue. Page 19 New principal to greet AME students. Page 23 Seemingly unlimited, mangoes take the hook. Page 25
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4 AUG. 6, 2014 THE ISLANDER By Merab-Michal Favorite Islander Reporter The way Mayor Bill Shearon conducts his mayoral duties is once again under a magnifying glass. research on public records lawsuits. Sarasota, submitted requests records for any cellphone the mayor used to conduct city business since Jan. 1. He also requested Facebook messages sent or received on any non-governmental account to which Its obvious that there are things going on in Bradenton Beach, Barfield said. Im just looking for answers. information that relates to city business, including matters that might come before the city commission or relate to lawsuits or litigation involving the city of Bradenton Beach, the of the city attorney. via the email addresses used by Shearons girlfriend and business partner, Tjet Martin. The couple resides together at their business, a vacation rental complex. He asked for emails in her private accounts, as well as the email she uses as the co-chair of the citys Scenic Waves advisory board. While Martins personal emails are not directly subject to public records laws she is not an elected business to the Scenic Waves account, or sent to her by the mayor, are subject to investigation. Martin is currently running against incumbent Commissioner Jan Vosburgh for the Ward 4 seat. This isnt the first time Barfield has requested public records with regard to Bradenton Beach. He made a similar request last January, but was disappointed with the results. amount of time it has taken to grant these requests. It should not take this long. The state requires record requests be addressed in MeetingsAnna Maria City Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941708-6130, www.cityofannamaria.com Bradenton Beach heads. Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941-778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.org. Holmes Beach Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, Manatee County CELED. 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 Development Council, Holmes Beach City Hall. Hall. are closed. As is The Islander newspaper. Send notices to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Vosburgh ShearonBradenton Beach vexed by multiple public records requestsa timely manner, which often is interpreted to mean While the mayor has continually attributed the lengthy records turnover to staff shortages in the selves should provide the majority of records. In this case, the clerk is not responsible for the accounts to conduct city business, do that, they become the custodians of their own public records and therefore must comply with Sunshine Laws. email accounts to conduct city business is greatly discouraged among suit against the city of Venice Beach, due to the illegal use of private email accounts. Former city clerk Jamie Anderson brought the issue of city use of personal email accounts to the forefront at several public meetings in her attempt to get email issues resolved at city hall. gram, Microsoft 365, was one of the factors that ultimately cost Anderson her job. While she had the maycomputer upgrade, the commission had not voted on the expenditure. Anderson maintained the purchase would help resolve some of the citys email issues and provide better access to public records. Longtime IT manager and former Commissioner Ric Gatehouse eventually addressed the email issue by assigning each commissioner a city email account then was forwarded to the commissioner listed in the address. Despite the concerns, some commissioners continue to use private email accounts for city business. Vosburgh has said during several public meetings she prefers to use her private email instead of her city account. She also is subject to an extensive public records examination by her Ward 4 election opponent. On July 14, Martin submitted a public record request pertaining to the email accounts of Vosburgh and Vice Mayor Jack Clarke. I thought it was very insensitive on Tjets part to request that I forward all my emails on my personal account while I was on vacation, Vosburgh told The Islander. She said Martin also reported to a state regulatory agency that Vosburgh operates several rental properties that dont have a lodging license. Martin and Shearon were found by the Florida Division of Hotels and Restaurants to be operating their rental business, Linger Longer, 302 Gulf Drive S., without a state-mandated lodging license. Martin alleges that Vosburgh also is operating without a lodging license, but Vosburgh has maintained that her rentals are annual, unlike the shortrentals at Linger Longer, that require the license. Martins claims that Vosburgh required a license for annual rentals. Im sure the state will investigate me, Vosburgh said. But I have nothing to hide. I have documentation that proves Im in compliance. ance for their public record requests. If I have to wait much longer, Ill have to contact Sarasota and the city of Venice. In 2010, his email research helped lead to the Barfield also has reviewed city-related emails related to Shearons role as a member of the planning On the election calendar Early voting for the primary in Manatee County will begin Aug. 16, according to the Manatee County locations Bradenton Area Convention Center, 1 Haben Blvd., Palmetto; Lakewood Ranch Town Hall, p.m. for the primary. election. tion at four locations Bradenton Area Convention Center, 1 Haben Blvd., Palmetto; Lakewood Ranch for the general election. For voting locations and other details about the 2014 election cycle, go to votemanatee.com or call Martin
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6 AUG. 6, 2014 THE ISLANDER Opinion Our AUG. 6, 2014 AUG. 6, 2014 AUG. 6, 2014 Single copies free. Quantities of ve or more: 25 cents each. Opinion Your AUG. 6, 2014 AUG. 6, 2014 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 org Contributors Jesse Brisson Will Corr Marge McCarthy Advertising Director Production Graphics Of ce Staff Distribution Rotten apple This letter might sound like an old script for some people, but the issue was new to my husband and myself. We arrived at our empty duplex on 65th Street on a Thursday morning to meet with a pool contractor. While waiting, we walked to the backyard to check out the area. sion cords plugged into our electric outlet nearby the pool equipment, leading from our house, under the fence, into the site of new construction at the corner of 65th Street and Marina Drive. While awaiting the police to report the utility theft, we found the pool screen cut open. One doesnt nario. With the pool pump operating, plus whatever breaker had overloaded. Access was gained to the utility room and the electrical panel to reset the breaker by cutting through the pool enclosure. the contractor called our rental agent to ask permission to use our utilities. Our agent then referred the contractor, Shawn Kaleta, to us. He was advised not to use our electricallowing his crew to hook up to our electricity. Unsuspecting and before learning of the utility theft, I had contacted FPL to question our excessive electric bill for the vacant units. We were told our electricity was being used and, based on the readings, We never connected the dots to such a blatant and devious attempt to steal electricity by someone a local contractor building a duplex that will likely in a good barrel. Don and Dorothy Pon, Holmes Beach We welcome and encourage your comments on topics, columns and editorials in The Islander. The Islander accepts original letters of up to 250 words and reserves the right to edit. Email your letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Islander has an active Facebook community of more than 3,100 users. To join the conversation, like The Islander on Facebook.Hooking up with You know youre from Anna Maria Some members of the You know youre from Anna Maria if , a growing open group on Facebook, gathered recently at Bayfront Park in Anna Maria to celebrate the summer and connect with friends old and new. Members on the groups Facebook page post recollections of yesterday, old snapshots, as well as share thoughts and images about how the island has changed or how it has remained the same, and they often ask, Where in the heck is ? In the spirit of You know youre from Anna Maria if, The Islander invites recollections of days gone by. Share with us at email@example.com and also on Facebook. Find the group page by searching for You know youre from Anna Maria if... You can join the conversation and like The Islander at www.facebook.com/islandernewspaper.You know youre from AMI Is 40 years enough? Maybe the idea originated with comedian Jeff Foxworthy you know the routine. When I went searching online for his redneck jokes, well, I could barely stop laughing as I read You might be a redneck if You think loading the dishwasher means getting your wife drunk. You cut your grass and found a car. You own a homemade fur coat. Your boat hasnt left the driveway in 20 years. You have every episode of Hee Haw on tape. Just this past week, a nice fellow who grew up on Anna Maria Island and sponsors the Facebook page You know youre from Anna Maria Island if put on a reunion-style Take Back the Island party at Bayfront Park for his fans. I missed it, but then it wasnt really my peers who attended. Im sure it brought back good memories for folks who arrived to rekindle friendships. But the jokes reminded me of a discussion about Hee Haw at the Beach Bistro with wine guy Dave Klinger, also a well-tuned musician, just a week earlier. I had to say I never saw an entire episode. I barely recall Mr. Ed, but the Smothers Brothers? Oh yeah. I could only recall Roy Clark is a highly skilled classical and Spanish guita rist. But speaking of guitar skills I learned Dave, aka H.B. Russell, and his bands new CD, Electric Garden Party, reached No. 8 on the charts last month and he is rightfully proud. Another memory to pop up this week is that of Birdie Tebbetts. You may only know the name from recall him as a catcher in the 1940s. Either way, he was a great man and thinking of the days when he on the island gave me pause and a smile. Next to the forefront was former editor Paul Roat, a longtime friend, almost 40 years, and once upon a time, for about 10 years, my spousal equivalent. His term, not mine. He died in February. A woman he mentored years ago has come to work at The Islander just this week, and we have many stories to share about being Roatful. So, is 40 years of memories enough to be an islander? I hope so. At least we have memories. Bonner Joy
THE ISLANDER AUG. 6, 2014 7 no earthly idea how hard or from what direction the wind may blow. Wow, I knew I missed my chance in college to a meteorologist. I think its the only profession that one can be right less than 10 percent of the time and still get paid. and, while waiting for waves, we would sit around and watch the Weather Channel for hours on end. And that was way before they added weather hotties, like Maria LaRosa and Stephanie Abrams, who have made watching a cold fronts progress seem like a day at the Playboy mansion. We would be on the edge of our seats waiting for the tropical update at 10 minutes before the hour. Now I find myself attached to my iPhone weather app, trying to predict the next big downpour. Im a major junkie who cant stop obsessing about the weather. up my app to check the local radar. She says, Why dont you just look up at the sky? That device always lies! Well, since I am used to the weather forecasters lying to me for more than 40 years, I guess the unpredictable nature of the smart phone app doesnt strike me as odd. After all, one nice thing about AMI is that we dont even really need a weather forecast. If it does happen to rain, wait 10 minutes. Conditions will change and a rainbow will appear. For the most part, its going to be sunny and beautiful perfect conditions for driving my golf cart in the bike lane. Headlines from Aug. 4, 2004Temps and Drops on AMI Date Low High Rainfall July 27 78 93 0 July 28 84 93 0 July 29 79 92 0.01 July 30 76 92 0.03 July 31 74 91 0 Aug. 1 74 91 0 Aug. 2 76 96 0 Average area Gulf water temperature 90.924-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 the best way to stay in touch with whats happening on Anna Maria Island. 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Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti and Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon also signed the letter. that money for the study would have to come from the countys excess concession revenue fund revenue from the concession rentals at county-run public beaches on Anna Maria Island. not recommending a discussion of the issue on the county commission agenda until an Aug. 26 meeting. However, as that date is primary election day in the county, that meeting was canceled. ker, will allow the county attorneys accessing the dollars in the ECRF. Once the county attorney has the draft forward a copy to SueLynn, Carmel Monti and Bill Shearon the island mayors for thoughts and suggestions. He added that he supports the request and the ULI details of the draft. The correct form of the request has to meet the Lake LaVista-Tampa Bay channel spoils renourish pier beach Dredging of the Lake LaVista channel inlet improves navigation for boaters. The byproduct is a wide, white sand beach on both sides of the Tampa Bay shoreline at the Anna Maria City Pier. The beach, which begins on the south side of the channel about 50 yards north of the pier entrance, has been steadily washing away since the 2013 Lake LaVista dredging and bayfront renourishment, according to Anna Maria public works superintendent George McKay. The city has a Florida Department of Environmental Protection permit to dredge the channel of the sandy point it is unnavigable by most boats, and use it to renourish the beach, McKay said. None of the dredged sand went to Bayfront Park, he added. Visitors to the beach and pier seem pleased by the new sand and widened beach. Wonderful, said Lisle Buschmann of Kaiserslautern, Germany, who came with her family to Anna Maria for a vacation. The beach looks nice and it makes the pier look like the real Florida, Buschmann said. With sand from the channel, the pier beach extends out from the shoreline into Tampa Bay about 50 feet. Before the renourishment took place last week, the beach had only about 25 feet of sand reaching out to the water. We have the funds in our city budget every year, and this week I could get all the contractors here for the job, he said. Funding for the maintenance of the channel comes The Lake LaVista inlet receives maintenance dredging that allows navigation to and from Tampa Bay with help from Bob Huffstutler, left, of Site Work in Bradenton, Matt Cafe from C&M Dredging and project manager Paul DeMariano of DredgeMonster in Sarasota. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin said. The county is not establishing what the study SueLynn. The request has to show the ULI study would benresponse. Im OK with what he said. Ive been working on getting a study done for a long time. Im glad hes agreed to keep us informed and asking us for input. Im pleased he supports the study. Shearon said he believes the county will provide the funds, although it may take some time before the county commission approves. know how long its going to take for the county to approve something, he said. It could be weeks, it could be months. Hunzeker SueLynn ment District matching grant. McKay said the city had to dredge the channel by DredgeMonster of Sarasota is the primary contractor, while sub-contractors include C&M Dredging of Leesburg and Site Work of Bradenton.
THE ISLANDER AUG. 6, 2014 9 A nna M aria I sland.com 1,000 Daily Visitors30,000 Monthly Visitors 250,000 Yearly VisitorsOne address for the whole island. Island Circle K customers get skimmed at gas pumpBy Charmaine Engelsman Islander Reporter On July 30, an assistant manager at the Circle K, hands. It soon became apparent that someone had secretly placed an illegal credit-card skimming device in one of the stores automated fuel-dispensing system the self-pay gas pump. Bogus charges began showing up almost immediately on customers accounts and it their cards had been compromised. When Bradenton Beach police responded to investigate, they found and removed a skimming cable that had been installed in one of the fuel pumps. Janice and Billy Dingman of Bradenton Beach reported false charges made in Hudson, Florida, to their bank, then to the BBPD. Janice Dingman said her husband purchased gas at the targeted Circle K and they suspected an illegal skimmer was used there. He doesnt make that many purchases, Janice Dingman, a staff member at The Islander said. And report. BBPD took precautions to avoid contaminating the evidence and are hopeful that they may be able the pump open and installed the skimmer. Video from several security cameras also is being reviewed and, apparently, installing the skimmer would take enough time that cameras would reveal someone loitering around the pump without pumping gas. Though the station manager told police that only he and the company that maintains the fuel pumps have the key needed to get inside the pump, police note that crooks are getting their hands on these keys somehow, possibly via the Internet. Asked how customers can protect themselves rather than using it at the pump. forced access, unaligned edges. As was true in this case, crooks often tamper with pumps on the outer perimeter of the station out of site of cameras and other people. (Outer pumps also are more easily isolated and blocked from view with a well-placed SUV, van, or truck.) close eye on your bank and credit card statements, online if possible, so that if someone does get your numbers you can cut them off quickly from using your credit. BBPD and Circle K continue reviewing possible clues in hopes of identifying the person or persons who committed this crime. Circle K in Bradenton Beach has been targeted by gas pump hackers. Islander Photo: Josey PresswoodBradenton Beach P&Z grows membership, seeks to add 2By Merab-Michal Favorite Islander Reporter The Bradenton Beach Planning and Zoning Board is growing. At their July 30 meeting, P&Z board members came to a consensus to add two permanent members by the city commission before the vacancies can be advertised and new members would be appointed by the commission. ber board makes the review process much easier. get something passed, you need four of seven, he explained. The odds make it a little easier to gain quorum with the seven-member board. Garrett said he hopes city residents will step up to serve and apply. Applicants must complete some paperwork. The appointments are made by the mayor with approval of the city commission. members in 2012, after a contentious May 3 city commission meeting led to four P&Z resignations. In the past two years, the P&Z board consisted The alternates were not allowed to vote unless there was an absence. However, former Commissioner Ric Gatehouse, appointed to serve as a P&Z member after the 2012 controversy, resigned last month citing health problems. His resignation left the board with a permanent vacancy. In 2012, the board lost members after the city commission approved a proposed joint development agreement with BeacHhouse restaurant owner Ed Chiles to allow construction of a dune and parking lot adjacent to the restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., and directly across from city hall. P&Z held hearings on the proposed project and determined the parking lot component violated the citys land development code and comprehensive plan in its recommendation for denial. But commissioners ignored the P&Z recommendation and approved the agreement following a public hearing where Gatehouse accused P&Z members of presenting a colored and tainted recommendation based on personal bias. The commission voted in May 2012 to decrease Resident Tjet Martin and former P&Z board a lawsuit against the city. Martin is the life and business partner of Shearon. Shearon dropped out of the lawsuit after being elected mayor in November 2013. The suit is currently before the court, although no action has been taken. Martin, who is running against incumbent Commissioner Jan Vosburgh for the Ward 4 seat, has said she would drop out of the suit if she gets elected in November. In other committee matters, a date was set for the second public hearing on revisions to the Bradenton Beach land development code. The hearing will at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13 According to Bradenton Beach planner Alan Garrett, the LDC is being updated to comply with state statutes. The current code has not been updated in more than a decade. Garrett said everything is going smoothly with regard to the update. There have been no major concerns with the LDC, he said. We are just making sure all the cross references correctly moving along major document restructuring. Garrett has been working on the 215-page document revisions for more than two months. Its a big project to take on, he said. And it takes time to complete. Meilner Gatehouse
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12 AUG. 6, 2014 THE ISLANDER Sunday Service 10 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Paul T. Eckel With Good News to Share EVERYONE IS WELCOME A dult Bible Study 8:45 AMSUNDAY WORSHIP 10:00 AMChildren & Youth C hurch School after the Childrens Message NURSERY AVAILABLE MISSION OF THE MONTHBeth-El Farmworker Ministry A NON DENOMINATIONAL CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY need a good laugh? visit the emerson quillin signature store. humor, art, gifts 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 For dog daysAnne Ricci of Holmes Beach recently asked people to donate dog and cat food instead of buying her presents for her birthday. Scott Ricci, who is a West Manatee Fire Rescue commissioner, delivered the supplies July 25 to Moonracer No Kill Animal manager Lisa Williams. MilestonesRoser celebrates baptismThe Rev. Sung Lee baptizes Dominic Lord during a worship service July 27 at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Cel ebrating the occasion are godmother Sally Hayes, left, father Nick Lord, mother Amanda Lord, Dominic, Lee, and grandparents Randy and Mary Zion. Jim Johnson, Roser organist and director of music ministries, is in the background. Both Randy and Mary Zion are church members and sing in the chancel choir. Islander Courtesy Photo Sunday morning duetRoser Memorial Community Church will host a morning of special music Sunday, Aug. 10, when Jim Johnston and Merry Hagan perform a duet for the piano and organ. The performance will take place at the 10 a.m. worship service at the church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Johnston, pictured directing the choir, is the director of music ministries and organist at the church. Hagan, pictured at keyboards, is a local music teacher who studied at the University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. For more information, call the church at 941-778-0414. Ferguson-Pritchard, Connie and Scott duo wedThe rocking, entertaining duo that performed for many years in local bars and clubs may have retired, but their love did not. Scott Pritchard and Connie Ferguson were wed May 17 in a private ceremony for friends and family at their Holmes Beach home. Pritchard said theyve been together 19 years and he
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THE ISLANDER AUG. 6, 2014 15 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! Quarterly Pest Control: $20/month.Call 941.747.6677www.southerngreens.net The Original .com941-778-2711 A HAIR DAY SALON ARE YOU HAVING A BAD HAIR DAY? Call the GIRLS at A Hair Day FOR HELP! 941-795-5227 WE ROCK ONLINEislander.org Sea turtle nesting as of Aug. 3: 253 nests, 281 false crawls, 57 hatched nests and 3,938 hatchlings sent to the Gulf. AMITWMote scientists set out in Gulf of Mexico for red tide study The satellite images showed a massive red tide bloom 80 miles long and 50 miles wide. And Mote Marine Laboratory scientists had to see for themselves what was out there on the Gulf of Mexico. They set out July 31 to sample water offshore of Sarasota, Clearwater and northwest from there, approaching the last known edge of the red tide bloom. In mid-July, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reported a bloom of Florida red tide based on water samples collected offshore of Satellite images suggested the bloom was about 4090 miles offshore between Dixie and Pasco counties. The images allow scientists to see algae blooms at the species of algae and to document the unique conditions surrounding each bloom. Florida red tide is a higher-than-normal concentration of naturally occurring, harmful microscopic algae called Karenia brevis. These red tides are known to form many miles offshore, often causing impact to cases, they are blown inshore and cause respiratory irritation among beachgoers. According to an update from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration July 28, the current bloom was not expected to cause human respiratory irritation alongshore of southwest Florida through early August. Scientists from Mote, which is based in Sarasota on City Island off the southern end of Longboat Key, tion of K. brevis cells, monitor physical conditions and examine how those characteristics are layered from the surface down to depths of up to 100 feet. Based on results from the trip, Motes ocean technology program planned to deploy Waldo, an autonomous underwater vehicle, to sample for physical conditions and the presence of K. brevis using a red tide detector developed at Mote. The AUV will be deployed as close as possible to the bloom center and will be programmed to perform detailed and repeated surveys from surface to bottom as it progresses to the south. Survey results will provide data from depths not visible in satellite images. Physical data collected can be incorporated into models designed by other institutions to provide short-term forecasts of the blooms trajectory. Another glider from University of South Florida will likely be deployed simultaneously to increase the region of the survey area. Scientists with Mote prepare to head out to the Gulf of Mexico to take water samples to research red tide.On the waterA Mote Marine Laboratory scientist prepares equipment for a study on the Gulf of Mexico. In an area where a red tide bloom was known to be, scientists observed some discolored water and some dead water samples and other data about the physical characteristics of the red tide environment. Islander Photos: Courtesy Mote Marine Laboratory Beach Style RecycledSIDEWALK MARKET SALE SAVE BIG! Sunday Aug. 10 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 email@example.com.
16 AUG. 6, 2014 THE ISLANDER 4th sh poison victim recovers, bene t helps recoup costs Correction: soning incident in the Bahamas, The Islander learned Allen Smith, Karen Goncalves companion returned from the Bahamas via a commercial Islander Reporter The four victims of a rare and life-threatening case ing. The fourth member of the group arrived home July cal costs. Karen and Austin Goncalves, Allen Smith and Marlin Ellis became critically ill after they ingested in Nassau over the July 4 holiday. While Marlin, Goncalves and Smith recovered shortly after they were brought for treatment from a hospital in Nassau to a hospital in Miami, Austins condition prevented him from returning to his family home in Bradenton until July 18. A fundraiser arranged by the Goncalves friends and family Aug. 2, was planned to help cover some ordeal. The Blue Marlin restaurant on Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach, owned by Marlins parents Marianne Norman-Ellis and Adam Ellis, hosted the event auction. The Drift-In, also on Bridge Street, co-hosted the event. A boat poker run also raised money for the cause, stopping at the Blue Marlin and the Drift-In in Bradenton Beach, the Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub ing people there are out there. Goncalves said she has received support from many community members and beyond. People have contributed to the familys online fundraiser from other states and left messages of well-wishes. Goncalves said she, Smith and Austin are still feeling some effects of the ciguatera. Austin has been treated twice at All Childrens Hospital in St. Petersburg since his return home to Bradenton. Theyre still working on his medications. There have only been 140 cases reported and treated. (All Childrens Hospital) has the best care, but nobody really has the resources, Karen Goncalves said. He went to the St. Petersburg hospital because he began experiencing tremors. Karen Goncalves and Smith said they also are still feeling effects, including fatigue, sensitivity to heat and other neurological symptoms. According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control, ciguatera has no cure, but the symptoms can be treated. They usually go away in days or weeks, although in severe cases, such as Austins, symptoms can remain for years. The Goncalves family continues to receive donations for their growing medical costs online at www. Island photographer employs higher powerA higher view of the islands churches by Jack ElkaClockwise from top left: Roser Memorial Community Church, Episcopal Church of Annunciation, St. Bernard Catholic Church, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Crosspointe Fellowship and Harvey Memorial Community Church.
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18 AUG. 6, 2014 THE ISLANDER Take a ride on AMI connect to SRQ! The free AMI trolley service connects at Coquina Beach to Longboat Key Trolley (fee) for service to LBK, St. Armands and downtown Sarasota. Ride FREESchedule info is a public service of StreetlifeIsland police blotterAnna Maria Anna Maria is policed by the Manatee County Bradenton Beach Inn, vehicle burglary. A witness saw someone breaking into the car of his brother. As he yelled from the motel window, several men ran from the pool area. Items missing from car include a GPS device, a radio/stereo, headphones and adaptor and a Notre Dame blanket. There was no visible damage to the vehicle. Lounge, simple battery. A man said he accidentally bumped the door into a woman as he left the bar. A man outside insisted on an apology to the woman. The man, who punched him in the face 6-8 times and then left in a black Chevrolet Avalanche. of credit card. The complainant reported a second theft and use of his credit card by a relative. The complainant was advised to report the use of the card to the MCSOs jurisdiction. Inn, lost or stolen property. A guest switched motel bathroom counter. Upon returning to look for the earrings, the guest discovered the room had been cleaned and the earrings were not found. The assistant manager checked with the cleaning crew and was informed that the jewelry had not been found. Bradenton Beach is policed by the Bradenton Beach Police Department. Cortez Cortez is policed by the MCSO. Holmes Beach theft. A 55-year-old man was arrested on a retail theft charge after he allegedly stole chicken, wine and Powerade. He was taken to the Manatee County jail. homeless man allegedly stole alcohol from Citgo. He was issued a trespass warning. issued a trespass warning for camping on the beach cer observed her sleeping in the sea oats with all her belongings strewn about. chief. A woman reported that someone cut her screen to gain access to her back porch in order to turn her PLEASE SEE STREETLIFE, PAGE 19
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THE ISLANDER AUG. 6, 2014 21 Community notices, events The Islander welcomes notices of your events and projects on Anna Maria Island and encourages you to submit both news and photographs on a regular basis. Send press releases and photos with detailed captions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember to include complete contact information for more information and for publication. Abel said the Kodiak bombing woke up the Allied North American headquarters. If the Japanese could occupy Kodiak Island, they would be in position to bomb North Americas west coast, Cole said. Something had to be done to prevent this potential catastrophe and the combined Allied command units from Canada and the U.S. to a hastily built air250 miles west of the Japanese forces on Siska. I learned Japanese planes were shot down, as were a few Allied planes. My grandfather never said anything about that, but the 111th Pursuit Squadron as protection for the bombers. The Alaskan air bases were combined operations, nault, son of the legendary Claire Chennault, who created and commanded the Chinese Flying Tigers had on Kodiak. Eventually, Lynch would become his squadrons visit. I was dumbstruck. We knew so little about Pa-Pa, and so little about the Canadian efforts in Alaska. Back in Winnipeg, it was like no one had ever heard the RCAF was in Alaska. Abel has set out to correct that conception. She is actively seeking out Canadian WWII pilots or the sons and daughters of pilots who may have memorabilia, artifacts or stories to contribute to the Alaska museums. Believe me, the museums really want this kind of stuff. They want to acknowledge the Canadian contribution to the joint effort. I want to acknowledge everyone who fought in a war few people knew about. Everybody was in the war together, and on a mission, it didnt matter if you were in the RCAF or USAAF. What mattered was that you watched your buddies back and would do anything to protect him, Abel said. She plans to take the complete boat and air tour next summer, but she believes all the hiking and difdaughter. Shell meet them in Anchorage and take the her grandfathers old airbase. She hopes to have some memorabilia to give to the museum on Kodiak. So, Im appealing to anyone who may know the war. Im also raising funds to make the trip for all three of us. Its a mission of honor. I am very excited of this once in a lifetime opportunity to honor my grandfathers war legacy in this way. But really, my mission has morphed into honoring all the forgotten service dom. And I want my daughter to understand the war and what her great-grandfather and the others did for our freedoms. all three to make the tour. Im glad I made my trip. Now, my goal is to make sure Mom and my daughter know what Pa-Pa did for us. Abel has established a website, www.floridabeachestotheberingsea.com, that tells the story of her grandfather, and where people interested in helping may donate memorabilia or funds to help Abels family make the trip next year. ABEL CONTINUED FROM PAGE 20 CHECK US OUT AT WWW.ISLANDER.ORG BREAKING NEWS, CLASSIFIEDS, FACEBOOK & TWITTER! DELICIOUS LUNCH DAILYCOME BY LAND OR SEA! ICW Marker 49 INDOOR DINING Open 7 days 11-10 4628 119th St.W., CortezFacebook: Sword sh Grill and Tiki Facebook: Flippin Mullet Sports Bar941.798.2035 Olde Cortez DELICIOUS DELICIOUS LUNCH LUNCH DAILY DAILY NEVER A DULL MOMENT! COMING AUGUST 15-16-17 LOBSTER FEST EVERY TUESDAY ATOS FAMOUS POLYNESIAN NIGHT 6-9 FRI. AUG. 8 TANGLED MANGOS 7-10 SAT. AUG. 9 TC NOON-4 TED STEVENS 7-10 SUN. AUG. 10 REID FROST NOON-4 TIM CHANDLER 5-8 other pilots of the Royal Canadian Air Force 111th Pursuit Squadron based on Adak Island, Alaska, during WWII. Islander Courtesy Photos
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Service and interment were private. A rrangements were view, Illinois. M rs. Bird is survived by sons R andall of N ewport Beach, California, and Christopher and wife Anne of Kenilworth; grandsons G eoffrey and James; and brother G ary Baker of New Orleans. William Bill Yandow C onnecticut, and Sarasota died July 25. He retired to Holmes Beach in 1999 and later moved to Sarasota. He graduated Saint Martins C ol lege in Lacey, Washington, in 1965 with a bachelors degree in industrial relations and began work in the family business as a salesperson in the F owler & Hunting Company in Hartford, Connecticut. Bettylee Fults Marquis Bettylee Fults Marquis, 89, of Anna M aria, died A ug. 1. She was born Sept. 13, 1924, to J. Arthur and Louise Fults in Huntington, Indiana. She was a 1946 graduate of Indiana University, earning Phi Beta Kappa membership via high scholastic achievement. She was a member of D elta G amma sorority, and Alpha Lambda Delta, Theta student, she had leads in IU theater productions of George Washington Slept Here, P appa is A ll, Blythe Spirit and Beggar on Horseback. She was president of the M otor Board of IU, vice president of the YWCA, a USO hostess, an undergraduate counselor, and subsequently a graduate teaching assistant. She married Wayne H. M arquis June 13, 1946, in Bloomington, Indiana, upon his return from the World War II E uropean T heater. T hey lived in Southern I ndiana until Beach and moved to Anna Maria. trial counselors at G oodyear C orp., and then worked 15 years as an E nglish and literature teacher at N ew A lbany High School. She was founder and director of developmental reading laboratories at the school, saw several articles published and completed her masters degree at IU. Following her teaching career, she became public relations director at Marquis Realty Co. of New Albany, Indiana. She was past president of the E piscopal C hurch Women ( EC W) at the C hurch of the A nnunciation in Holmes Beach and was voted by the ECW as Woman of the Year 2009. She was predeceased by M r. M arquis in 1998 and second husband, Robert E. Kral, in 2010. A service will be held at the Episcopal Church of the Friday, Aug. 8, followed by a reception at the Key Royale Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of ones choice or the Parkinsons Disease Foundation. M rs. M arquis is survived by son Wayne D rake; daughter, D arcy Lee and husband T om Vaught; and grandson John R yan. Marquis PLEASE SEE YANDOW, P AGE 23 Yandow Joshua Gene Hollinger Joshua G ene Hollinger, a nationally known chef and restaurant consultant died July 24 after a brief illness at his home in Duck, North Carolina. Local restaurateur Sean M urphy, owner of Beach Bistro restaurant in Holmes Beach and E at Here restaurants in Holmes Beach and Siesta Key, said, Josh was one of the best chefs I ever worked with. He started with me as a sous chef before working with the Myriad Group in New York. He returned about two years ago and was my assistant at Beach Bistro and Eat Here. He had an incredible food knowledge, was a very talented chef and he had a great heart. a rural farm family in Pennsylvania and grew up in the Chesapeake Bay area. He was torn between his love of the water and his interest in culinary arts, fostered by his Lundeberg School of Seamanship in Piney Point, Maryland, and spent his early career years traveling through 22 countries as a merchant marine. Returning to cooking, he joined Drew Nieporents M yriad R estaurant G roup as a chef de partie at N ew York C itys T ribecca G rill and became a consultant for M yriads many restaurant openings, including a stint as executive sous chef of the Coach House on Marthas Vineyard in E dgartown. When wanderlust returned, he moved on to cook in E urope, San F rancisco and F lorida, where he spent three years manning kitchens at T he Smokin Martini in Palmetto and Beach Bistro on A nna M aria I sland, one of F loridas best restaurants. He then returned to the C oach House on Marthas Vineyard. A s a leader in the move to buy local, he established on the Vineyard and in D uck, N orth C arolina, where he became executive chef for Sanderling Resort. He was featured in numerous publications and on TV, including on the T oday Show. M emorial contributions may be made to the James Mr. Hollinger is survived by daughter Grace of Sarasota; father Michael of Annapolis; mother Sherry Brinkman of North Carolina, grandparents Gene and Dottie; aunt Gayle Kosyk of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; and step-brothers Kyle, A lex and D amon Smith. Robert Sinclair Neilson Anna Maria Island. He was born in Oakland, California in 1943. He graduated from E l C errito High School in 1960, followed by a stint in the U .S. M arine C orps, where he achieved the status of Permanent Private Neilson. I n 1964, he was employed in sales for G rove Valve and Regulator Company in California, and later in Boston. became its sole owner in 1986. Mr. Neilson was an avid collector of wine and antique and sports automobiles, and had many years of enjoyment on the golf courses of many country clubs. He loved life and prided himself on reading the San F rancisco C hronicle and O akland T ribune cover to cover every day from the age of 12. He continued this two-paper daily habit in one form or another until approximately two weeks before he died. Condolences may be made to b. Mr. Neilson was preceded in death May 30 by his wife of 50 years, Joan Margaret. He is survived by brother Bruce and wife Susan of Lafayette, California; son, Duncan Sinclair and wife Stacey of Pittsburgh; daughters Seana Marie Long and husband Jeffery of Seattle, and Heather N eilson D yke and husband John of P ittsburgh; and grandchildren Sophia, Amelia, Kirby, John IV, Cora and Harris.Yes, its that time again School is almost back in session and classrooms Before the first day of classes A ug. 18, A nna Maria Elementary School students will have a chance to explore their classrooms and meet their teachers at back-to-school night. Students can walk the grounds of the school, visit the cafeteria and media center, meet teachers and classmates and pick up their supplies list. school supply packets by grade available for purchase at the event. ing to the school district calendar. Drive, Holmes Beach. Center plans back-to-after-school forum Magnolia A ve., Anna Maria, will hold an informa tional meeting for families with school-age children on the centers out-of-school programs. F or more information, call Kathy Bogad at the
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WE ROCK ONLINEislander.org Attention: Parents, teachers, friends of AME, submit school news to email@example.comDing, dong school: New principal to greet AME students YANDOW CONTINUED FROM PAGE 22 Mr. Yandow enlisted in the Connecticut Army National Guard in 1965, rising from the rank of private to his retirement as a command sergeant major in 1993. During his His numerous awards include the National Defense Service Medal (four awards), Army Commendation Medal (four awards), Connecticut Long Service Medal, Armed Forces Overseas Training Ribbon (six awards), Connecticut Medal of Merit and the Meritorious Service Medal. He was a lifetime member of the Avon Volunteer Fire Department. He was an overseer for the Bushnell Center of the Performing Arts in Hartford, Connecticut. During retirement, he became active with the Florida State University/ Asolo Conservancy in Sarasota. Services were July 30 in Avon. Memorial donations may be made to the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford CT 06106, the Avon Volunteer Fire Department, 25 Darling Drive, Avon CT 06001-4218, or the donors choice. Condolences may be made online at www.carmonfuneralhome.com. Mr. Yandow is survived by his former wife and lifelong partner Bonnie (Aust); sister-in-law Marilyn of WethersRocky Hill, William and wife Laura of Cromwell, David and wife Joanne of Glastonbury, Robert and wife Julie of of South Glastonbury. Anna Maria Elementary School. Islander Photo: Voluntary pre-K enrolling The voluntary pre-kindergarten program is enrolling children who will be 4 years old by Sept. 1. VPK is funded by the state and is free for any child who resides in Florida. VPK programs can be found in most daycares and some elementary schools in Manatee County. The School for Constructive Play, 302 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, is the only VPK program on the island, and it had only four spots available, as of July 30. To enroll in VPK, parents must receive a referral from the Early Learning Coalition and take it to the VPK location of choice. There is no deadline for enrollment, however VPK programs have limited space. To learn more about VPK, or to get a referral, call to www.elc-manatee.org. Islander Reporter Bells will soon be ringing in Manatee County schools, signaling the new school year. A new principal will greet Anna Maria Elementary Jackie Featherston has been assigned by the Manatee County School District as the new principal, taking over the position held by David Marshall, who was at AME for three years. Im thrilled to be here, said Featherston. I very much love the Stewart (Elementary) community, but there comes a time when change is good and I was at that place. Featherston served as principal at Ida M. Stewart coming to AME. strong parental involvement, high choice enrollments and both earned A grades last year. Featherston said Stewart and AME are two of the smallest schools in the county, and she is welcoming at the school. She said she was surprised at the number of families who chose to attend AME. To choice a school means the student resides outside of the assigned district and chooses a different school. Some reasons to choice to AME include hardships, such as the students guardian works on the island, or a students after-school caregiver resides on the island. Nearly one-third of AME students choiced to the school in the 2013-14 school year. Similarly, 40 percent of students attending Stewart in the 2013-14 school year choiced to the school, said Featherston. While the transition may be smooth for Featherston, her summer has been busy. Her assignment to AME meant a vacancy at Stewart. Featherston was in charge of hiring Stewarts new principal, as well as a created by the retirement of longtime AME fourthgrade teacher Marcia Brockway. Im so excited for her to be in that position. She has all the training and knowledge, and shes familiar with the new Florida standards, Featherston said of Fisher. Featherston also is adapting to the island. Shes worked in Manatee County for her entire professional career, but shes making an extra effort to become familiar with the community. I went to Publix the other day and I was looking around at the kids wondering which ones were Anna Maria students, and which ones were vacationing here, she said. Featherston was born in Michigan and grew up in Arkansas and New Orleans. She moved to Manatee County at age 19, attended Manatee Community College, now State College of Florida, and the University of South Florida. She earned her masters degree from USF in eletion and educational leadership. She taught elementary school and special education for 10 years at Oneco Elementary in Bradenton before becoming assistant principal at Daughtrey Elementary School, also in Bradenton. After a year at Daughtrey, she spent three years as assistant principal at Miller Elementary and then took Although, not anytime soon, said Featherston.
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Kendrick Accommodates up to 6 people4528 119th St. West., CortezNEXT TO SWORDFISH GRILL941.713.5958 Centers indoor soccer standings tighten, tennis starts upBy Kevin Cassidy Islander Reporter As the summer indoor soccer season at the Anna Maria Island Community Center enters the stretch run of the regular season, the standings are tightening up in both age divisions. Gulf-Bay Realty sits atop its age 8-10 division with a 3-2 record, while Bowes Imaging is in second place with a 2-4 record. Air & Energy is 1-2, but has some games to make up. It is not out of the race. Gulf-Bay defeated Bowes 6-4 Aug. 1. Kylie Huffman and Devin Calderon each scored two goals, while Ben Brashear and Winston Romberger notched a goal each to lead Gulf-Bay in the victory. in the loss. A&E cooled off Bowes with an 8-5 victory July 30. Cole Pearson paced A&E with eight goals, while A week ago, Southern Greens was 6-0 and held a three-game lead on its nearest pursuers in the 11-14 division. Southern Greens has now dropped two one-game lead over Island Dental Spa. Dojo Martial Arts is another game back in the division at 4-4, while victory Aug. 1 decided in penalty kicks over Dojo. Thomas Fellowes and Andrew Burgess converted their penalty kicks while Robbie Fellowes denied four Dojo players on their penalty kicks to save the day for the Bistro. Connor Mulhearn led the Bistro in regulation with four goals, while Robbie Fellowes added two in the net. Carter Reemlin scored three goals to lead Dojo, which also received a goal each in the loss from Conal Cassidy, Bella Romberger and Logan Richelieu. The earlier game saw Island Dental Spa defeat Southern Greens for a second consecutive loss at 5-2. Javi Salgado led the way for Island Dental with three goals, while Dylan Joseph added two goals. Nate Bettger notched both goals for Southern Greens in the loss. score in the 11-14 division action July 28. Ryan Joseph led the way with three goals, while older brother Dylan added two. Gage Nevin and Javi Salgado completed the scoring with a goal each. Robbie Fellowes and Mulhearn scored two goals each to lead Beach Bistro, which also received one goal in the loss from Jionni Markham. loss of the season. Carter Reemelin paced Dojo with seven goals, while Cassidy added a goal preserved onds of the game. Southern Greens was led in the loss by Gavin Walkers three goals and two goals from Nate Bettger. Brooke Capperelli and Preston Walker completed the scoring for Southern Greens with a goal each. Panda Foundation serves up tennis The Panda Foundation, in partnership with the Manatee County School Board and the community center, put on a free tennis clinic for kids July 26 on the Rex Hagen courts at the center. Academy and professional instructors, including Denis Pepegrin from Inspiration Tennis Academy, Jeff Russell of United Tennis Academy and Bob Davis of the Panda Foundation provided instruction and encouragement to more than 50 kids, many of them summer campers at the center. The majority of the campers had never hit a tennis ball, much less held a tennis racquet before participating in the clinic, but they did well, according to center education director Kathy Bogad. They had a blast and they surprised themselves with their skills, she said. Bogad is hoping the campers brief experiences will prompt more youngsters to participate in future clinics in the fall. Starting in September, center and Panda Foundation members are hoping to add twice weekly lessons to the center calendar. For the camp, beginners started out using foam As their skill progresses, the players move up to low tennis balls. For more information or to sign up for the clinFlag football moves toward Super Bowl With one week of regular-season games remaining on the schedule, playoff matchups are set in both the summer league. AMI Seahawks hold down the top seed in the 8-10 division with a 4-2-1 record, while Sugar Beach Digital Cowboys are in second place with a 2-4-1 record. These two teams will meet in a division Super Bowl at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11. Eat Here Lions holds a two-game lead over Anna Maria General Store Buccaneers and Anna Maria while Bark & Co. Saints holds down the bottom. Genmatchup Aug. 6, while Eat Here will take on Bark in the second playoff game of the evening. The winners will then meet in a Super Bowl match Key Royale golf news The women of the Key Royale Club played a nine-hole, individual-low-net golf match July 29 that included a side game of best poker hand on the scorecards. strokes over a trio of players. Penny Williams, Fran Barford and Billie Jean Gordon tied for second, all at 1-under-par 31. place in Flight B, while Luanne Collins, Sue Wheeler another three-way tie for second. Meredith Slavin and Lori Waggoner both had eight poker hand. Focus, focus, focusBob Davis of the Panda Foundation provides an example on the court for students enrolled in a free tennis camp July 26 at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. PLEASE SEE SPORTS,
THE ISLANDER AUG. 6, 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 Aug. 6 7:53 2.6 11:19 1.5 12:51 1.4 3:55 0.2 Aug. 7 8:57 2.7 2:02 1.4 4:51 0.0 Aug. 8 12:06 1.6 9:59a 2.8 3:14 1.4 5:40 -0.1 Aug. 9 12:40 1.6 10:57a 2.9 4:18 1.4 6:24 -0.1 Aug. 10 1:08 1.7 11:53a 2.9 5:16 1.2 7:05 0.0 Aug. 11 1:34 1.8 12:46 2.8 6:12 1.0 7:43 0.2 Aug. 12 2:00 1.9 1:39 2.7 7:07 0.9 8:18 0.4 Aug. 13 2:28 2.0 2:32 2.4 8:03 0.7 8:51 0.6 Light T Fishin g Char tersCapt. W arren GirleInshore Offshore Li ht Tk l Capt. W arren Girle o r e h O Fishing Charters Wet Slips Fuel Dock Full Service Marine Mechanic Tackle Shop and Water Sports GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLELocated at the Seafood Shack, 4110 127th St. W., Cortezwww.h2owatersportz.com SUNSET JETSKI TOUR LIMITED TIME ONLYONLY $99CALL FOR DETAILS*Not valid with other offers. Tax not included.941-538-4290 Islander Exclusive By Capt. Danny Stasny Islander Reporter While there may not be limitless amounts of man grove snapper, but I ll bet you can catch your limit in the waters surrounding Anna Maria Island. M angoes are abundant around just about every rock, dock, chunk and channel marker in T ampa Bay. Heck, theyre all around the bridges and piers and are not unheard of, especially around the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. T o target these tasty rod-benders, there are a variety of rigs to choose from. leader and a circle hook. T his is simple to create and I f I m chumming over the reef or a wreck in shallow water up to 30 feet I use an extrahook an even easier rig. T he reason for free-lining a small bait is to mimic the chum you are tossing behind the boat. I f your bait doesnt sink naturally with the chum, there is a good chance the snapper will detect something isnt right and turn their noses at it. Sometimes you can add a small split shot to the rig if you want to get your bait to sink, but I prefer free-lining. F inally, baits for T ampa Bay mangoes include small shiners either alive or cut live shrimp, your own fresh bait, thats what I suggest. Remember, mangrove snapper must be a miniper day. C apt. R ick G ross of F ishy Business C harters is hooking up with mangrove snapper even when hes not targeting them. A round rocks and docks, G ross is intentionally catching snapper with some being up to 18 inches. U nintentionally, while targeting spotted what he can get. Both the snapper and trout are being caught on F lounder are on the list for G ross. A gain, around to and exceeding 18 inches are making the mistake of biting the hook. F inally, catch-and-release snook are still hooking up for clients on the F ishy Business. M ost are males Jim M alfese at the R od & R eel P ier says Spanish mackerel are making a showing with the arrival of the hatch bait. Small white, pink or chartreuse jigs using small live shiners free-lined from the pier are up from the depths from under the pier. Both are taking refuge from the heat by resting in the shade under the pier. Live shrimp or shiners dropped to the bottom will get you connected. F inally, catch-and-release snook are being spotted along the beach from the R & R west to Bean P oint. crystal minnow will get a bite, although you cant beat a live shiner cast in front of a snooks nose. C apt. A aron Lowman at I sland D iscount T ackle is catching respectable numbers of spotted seatrout. By a bite. T o hook these trout, Lowman is rigging one of two ways. Hes either free-lining the baits, which bait hook, or hes adding a popping cork to the rig to aid in casting distance and to keep the bait at a cer tain depth. While targeting trout, Lowman is catching mangrove snapper. A round nearshore and inshore structure, Lowman By using a chum bag, Lowman is luring the snapper out of their rocky lairs to the transom of his boat. O nce this occurs, Lowman has his clients cast their shiners and hold their breath. N eedless to say, when the snapper are chummed up, it doesnt take conditions are favorable. combined with a knocker rig. mid-July 45 miles off the coast of Holmes Beach Courtesy Photo Islander 24/7 digital archive at your service Several years ago, T he I slander was invited to take part in a digital newspaper pilot project with the U niversity of F lorida G eorge A Smathers Libraries. T he next step in our quest to be the best news on A nna M aria I sland is a digital photo library. on the states website, Floridamemory.com. Kids at school, news photos, pictures from events and the hallmarks in the lives of islanders. A s for now, theres 21 years, 52 weeks a year, cover to back, the complete collection of T he among the digital stacks, now and into the future. Weekly.
26 AUG. 6, 2014 THE ISLANDER For professional r eal estate sales and r entals call an island native, M arianne Nor man-Ellis at Mike Nor man Realty, 778-6696. Mike No rman Re alty Jesse Brissons real estate transactions column is on vacation this week. WE TWEET TOO @ami_islander @ami_islander INCMike N orman Realty31O1 GULF DR, HOLMES BEACH I NEED LISTINGS! And Ill give you 100 percent effort.JASON HRNAK 941-773-6572 email@example.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 208 Peacock Lane, 2/2 duplex in Holmes Beach. $395,000. Great investment property or change to single family. By appointment only. firstname.lastname@example.org Call Marianne TODAY for your free market analysis. Selling your home is important to me.Marianne Correll, Realtor6101 Marina Dr, Holmes Beach 34217 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. CrossPointe site of chamber business expo The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will present the Small Business Development Expo in August at CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. The expo will take place 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, with speakers offering advice on professional development and business improvement and vendors offering additional guidance and services. are encouraged to note any job openings with their business, and a table of representatives with both job listings and volunteer opportunities will be offered. Job fair attendees will be admitted free but will have to pay to attend the rest of the event. the seminars and lunch. The chamber also is selling booth space, priced at For more information, call the chamber at 941Business news Does your business have achievements to celebrate? Maybe youve just opened the doors or received an award or special recognition. Submit your information to email@example.com. Chamber planning golf tournament Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce supThe chamber annually provides scholarships to three graduating high school seniors seeking to study business in their higher ed careers. The golf outing Monday, Sept. 22, will take place at IMG Academy, 4350 El Conquistador Parkway, Bradenton. by the shotgun start at noon. Advance signup and sponsorships are available AMI website expands Bill Romberger, owner of the website AnnaMariaIsland.com, is aggressively marketing his island business. Rombergers family owned the Tropic Isle Inn in While marketing the hotel in the late 1990s, it became clear the internet was going to play a large role in the travel industry and, we invested in promoting our hotel online, Romberger said. As part of our campaign we acquired a few domain names, including www.AnnaMariaIsland.co m. Once used solely to promote our hotel, we now offer advertising on our website to businesses that promote Anna Maria Island, he said. Romberger provides one online address for marketing the whole island. unique daily visitors to the website, primarily from people looking for accommodations on Anna Maria Island. Because the website begins with the letter A, a search engine when someone is looking for Anna Maria Island, Romberger said. He and his family are hoping to grow the website to help island businesses. Plans include adding an inclusive wedding page, calendar of events, and a newsletter for travelers and participants. As content increases so will the functionality, Romberger said. Bill Romberger, owner of the website AnnaMariaIsland.com, has donated valuable time and space on his website to help promote the Anna Maria Island Community Center to visitors. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin to AnnaMariaIsland.com by using print ads in various markets and online travel networks. The ultimate goal, he said, is to build a one-stop shop for visitors to Anna Maria Island. For more information, email info@AnnaMariaIsland.co m.Serving the court Freida SclafaniWilliams lives parttime in Anna Maria and is president of Sclafani Williams Court Reporters Inc. The company is based in Lakeland area counties. It was recently certiWomens Business Enterprise by the Womens Business Development Council of Florida, a press release said. Islander Photo: Courtesy Sclafani Williams
THE ISLANDER AUG. 6, 2014 27 SPORTS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 24 I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S ITEMS FOR SALE Beach. FREEBIE ITEMS FOR SALE g ANNOUNCEMENTS Beach. Beach. 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 4 9 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 $824,000 $824,000 $749,000 $749,000 $648,000 $749,000 $749,000 $648,000 $449,000 $750,000 $750,000 $798,000 Vacant Land for Sale: 303 Pine Ave, Anna Maria 7,488 sq.ft. 710 N Shore Dr, Anna Maria 5,100 st.ft 212 82nd, Holmes Beach 8,100 st.ft. 114 52nd, Holmes Beach 6,000 sq.ft. 144&142 Crescent, Anna Maria 6,438 sq.ft. each $ $798,000 $649,000 $985,000 $1,595,000 Horseshoe news Norm Good and Bob Heiger managed the only 3-0 pool-play record and, as such, were declared the days outright champions during July 30 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. Two teams emerged from pool play during Aug. 2 the winners circle. Play gets underway at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups begin no charge to play and everyone is welcome. Serving up tennis @ center courtParents and family members of young participants in the Panda Foundation kids tennis clinic at the Anna Maria Island Community Center July 26 gather for a photo with the foundation mascot, director and tennis coach Bob Davis and other coaches. LEFT: Two unnamed participants in the camp are ready to give tennis a try. Islander Photos: Courtesy Kenny Heidt/SugarBeachDigital.com
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32 AUG. 6, 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